Discover a selection of 1,000 vacation rentals in Basque Country, ES that are perfect for your trip. Whether you’re traveling with friends, family, or even pets, Vrbo vacation homes have the best amenities for hanging out with the people that matter most, including swimming pools and private pools. Prices start at $62 per night, and houses and cottages are popular options for a stay in Basque Country. Either way, you'll find a rental for everyone's needs.
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Destination guide

Bask in your Basque Country vacation

Brush up on some phrases in Euskara, Basque Country's official language, and pack your bags for this one-of-a-kind European destination. Sandy beaches, craggy cliffs, captivating architecture, and medieval walled cities are just some of the reasons to explore this region in northern Spain. With a distinct history and identity, Basque Country offers a rich travel experience you won't soon forget. Surfers, foodies, wine lovers, outdoor adventurers, and history buffs all can find their niche here. Live life like a local with waterfront strolls, evening pintxos (aka small plates) at local bars, and relaxing stays at Basque Country vacation rentals.

Things to do

To the Guggenheim and beyond

The Guggenheim Museum in Bilbao shines bright as the must-see spot that it is, with Instagrammable, Gehry-designed architecture outside and 20th century works inside. The Bilbao Fine Arts museum is the place to spot masterworks from the likes of Picasso and Velasquez. Visit the medieval walled city of Hondarribia or check out the ancient religious site San Juan de Gaztelugatxe. With winding pathways, rocky cliffs, and stunning ocean views, it's no surprise it was used as filming location for Game of Thrones. The waterfront of San Sebastian is beautiful in any season, but La Concha beach is the place to be in summer.

Activities

Beyond the basics in Basque Country

From wine tasting and museum hopping to hiking and hanging ten, there's something for whatever tickles your fancy in Basque Country. To unwind before turning in at Basque Country vacation rentals, you can take a beachfront stroll, shop the boutiques in San Sebastian, or get acquainted with Picasso, Velasquez, and Gehry in the museums of Bilbao. They say the best waves are found surfing in Mundaka, or you can surf the crowds of the region's many festivals including vibrant Basque Carnivals. Hiking and paragliding entice outdoor types, while traditional pinxtos, regional cuisine, and local wines delight amateur and foodies alike.

Weather

The rain in Spain falls mainly on the coast

The summers in Basque Country are warm and mostly dry, averaging around a pleasant 75 degrees. Pack a poncho if you plan on concentrating on the coast. The coastal winds create great surfing conditions, but you might not come home with a tan as overcast days can be common. Prepare for cooler weather at higher elevations and drier days inland. Winters are cool and rainier, with temperatures averaging between the mid 40s and lower 50s Fahrenheit. Snow and frost are rare but not unheard of in some cities and in the mountains. You'll snag the best deals on Basque Country vacation rentals in the cooler winter months.

Natural features

More to sea in Basque Country

Basque Country is located in north-central Spain, along the Atlantic Ocean and sharing a small coastal border with France. While not immense in area, Basque Country makes up for its small size with an impressive array of scenery. Experience all the highs and lows (elevation-wise, that is) with travels from the Atlantic coastline along the Bay of Biscay to the peaks of the Basque Mountains, part of the Cantabrian Mountains. Basque Country vacation rentals may find you in the riverside city of Bilbao, the beach town of San Sebastian, a vineyard-laden valley, a mountain town, or a quaint fishing village.

What are the top-rated vacation rentals for weekend getaways in Basque Country?

Nothing's more exciting than hopping in the car and hotfooting it to someplace new. If you're eager to get away and put your feet up for a few days, check out these weekend getaways in Basque Country:

  • Spend your mini break at "Gorosarri Rural House - Apart Marin 2" in Eskoriatza and make use of all its creature comforts. But a weekend away isn't just about taking it easy. Get out and explore some nature hot spots such as Urkiola Natural Park and Leze Cave. Golf and fishing are among the activities you can enjoy in the area too.
  • "Gorosarri Rural House - Apart Bolibar 2" in Eskoriatza is also suited to a fast-paced getaway. Stay in and unwind or get out and try horse riding and hiking and biking. If you want to do some sightseeing around here, Karraspio Txiki and Karraspio hondartza should be on your list.

Can I find studio apartments for rent in Basque Country?

You'll find plenty of studio apartments in Basque Country. While they obviously don't have the space of a mansion, they sure do pack a punch when it comes to convenience, character and location. Here are a couple of sought-after options:

  • "Gorosarri Rural House - Apart Apotza 2" in Eskoriatza puts you near some of the area's well-known cultural sights, including Palace of Ajuria Enea and Guggenheim Museum Bilbao. Nearby ecotour services and towels are a couple of handy amenities here.
  • Alternatively, book a stay at "Gorosarri Rural House - Apart Marin 2" which comes with nearby ecotour services, nearby birdwatching activities and more. Located in Eskoriatza, sights like Diocesan Museum of Sacred Art and Chavarri Palace will appeal to your inner culture vulture.

Can I find short term rentals in Basque Country?

Basque Country has short-term rentals that come in all styles and budgets. Spend your mini break in a cheap cabin, a luxurious villa or whatever else tickles your fancy. Here are a couple of popular options to consider:

  • Base yourself close to the center of Eskoriatza and spend your days visiting all the top sights from "Gorosarri Rural House - Apart Marin 2". Along with its good location, this escape has everything you need to make your vacation comfortable and relaxed.
  • Another excellent option is "Gorosarri Rural House - Apart Bolibar 2" in Eskoriatza. Whether you're on a quick stopover or making the most of a long weekend, this property will make you feel right at home.

What are the best romantic weekend getaways in Basque Country?

A romantic weekend getaway in Basque Country is a surefire way to rekindle your passion. Light some pretty candles, take your honey by the hand and let the sparks fly at one of these properties:

  • Enjoy a laid-back couple's getaway at "Gorosarri Rural House - Apart Apotza 2". This Eskoriatza retreat is made for romance, offering amenities like beauty services and a swimming pool to help set the mood.
  • Alternatively, spend a few days popping Champagne and canoodling at "Gorosarri Rural House - Apart Marin 2". Beauty services and a dining table add to the idyllic ambiance of this property in Eskoriatza.

What are the best large group vacation rentals in Basque Country?

If you're planning to take a memorable trip away, don't travel alone; take the whole gang. You'll have a lot more fun sharing your experiences with the ones you love. These vacation rentals in Basque Country are ideal for large groups:

  • "Rural Apartment Arrieta Haundi For 12 People": This popular rental is an excellent option for larger groups that are visiting Zegama. It has 6 bedrooms and many great amenities, including a fireplace and a garden.
  • "Arriola Txiki Casa Grande": This vacation rental in Deba has 5 bedrooms, so don't worry about leaving anyone off your invite list. A garden and mountain views are among its many highlights.

What are the best houses for rent with a pool in Basque Country?

Get set to take your pick and hop right in. Here are a couple of popular house rentals in Basque Country where life is better beside the pool:

  • Book a stay at "Gorosarri Rural House - Apart Marin 2", where the first thing on your itinerary should be taking a dip in the pool. This retreat is located in Eskoriatza and comes with a range of family-friendly amenities, including a stereo and books.
  • Hop out of bed and enjoy a refreshing dip at "Mendiola Studio 2/4 Pax In Gorosarri Rural House" in Eskoriatza. A separate dining area and childrens activities are other amenities on offer here.

What are the best large family vacation rentals in Basque Country?

We have large family vacation rentals big enough to fit distant relations — yes, even that strange second cousin of yours! Whatever type of property you need, you'll find one that suits on Vrbo. Here are some of our favorites in Basque Country:

  • Located in Zegama, "Rural Apartment Arrieta Haundi For 12 People" has 6 bedrooms and can fit up to 12 guests. Family-friendly amenities at this retreat include a DVD player and a fridge.
  • Another wonderful option is "Bidegain - Basque Stay". Located in Elgoibar, this excellent escape has 4 bedrooms and lots of great amenities including a balcony and a TV. It can fit up to 8 people.

If you're looking for family-friendly attractions in Basque Country, there's plenty to keep you busy. Donostia-San Sebastian Aquarium, Miramar Palace and Maria Cristina Bridge promise fun for adults and kids alike.

What are the best large houses to rent with indoor pools in Basque Country?

Perfect relaxation for grown-ups and a great way for kids to expend all their energy, an indoor pool will be a seriously cool add-on to your vacation. If you're looking for someplace spacious where you and your group can enjoy a splash around, check out these gorgeous large houses in Basque Country:

  • Offering 4 bedrooms that can fit up to 8 guests, "4 Rooms Renewed Flat In Zarauz" in Zarautz is the perfect spot to spend time with loved ones. As well as a private indoor pool, it comes with a swimming pool and a firepit.
  • Get set for lots of socializing and relaxing by the indoor pool at "Rural House Urkulu Landetxea" in Aretxabaleta. With 6 bedrooms, up to 18 family members or friends can come along for the ride at this stunning escape. It's full of features to keep a large group entertained, including a swimming pool and a garden.

If you'd love some more inspiration, make use of the search bar at the top of the page and adjust the filters to see our full range of Basque Country vacation rentals.

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