Townhouse with a capacity for 10 people in rural setting
Gema Garcia Perez
Check-in: 5:00 pm
Check-out: 11:00 am
Las mascotas serán bienvenidas pero sus familias tendrán que ser respetuosos con la casa y especialmente con el mobiliario y los textiles.
La casa tiene que quedar en las mismas condiciones de orden a como es entregada.
La basura no puede quedar en la casa debiendo depositarse en un contenedor público.
100% refund if cancelled at least 30 days before arrival date. 50% refund if cancelled at least 14 days before arrival date.
Nice house, great location
A spacious and comfortable house which is ideal for groups or families. It is clean and well maintained and includes all necessary modern equipment, although there is no wi-fi, despite this being listed in the description. The two bath/shower rooms are modern and there was always plenty of hot water for our group of four. The house is located in a small traditional village, Baró, just a short drive from the pretty town of Potes and also a short distance from the cable car at Fuente Dé. There are no shops or other amenities in Baró, but the Lupa supermarket in Potes is excellent and there are numerous other shops, bars and restaurants to be found there. The view from the house to the high mountains of the Picos is wonderful, and we spent many happy evenings enjoying a cold beer in the small garden at the front. Gema is a great host and replies quickly to any queries.
A 3.5 perhaps, some really good things, some sot so much
First the positives: the location was exceptional, in the mountains with the most awesome view from the front door of the high peaks, yet a short drive from Potes where we could find dining and groceries. It was very easy to access, with the key in a lockbox, and the advance instructions from the owner very clear and easy to follow. The owner also provided us with timely information about the closing of the main road into the region so we weren’t surprised and could plan a detour in advance. The house was cute, clean and well kept, and the kitchen was reasonably equipped (although we never did find the toaster, which should have been in the storeroom, and their brand new induction cooktop was confusing to use without instructions). The owner responded to our inquiries promptly. The beds were well laid out, 2 twins in each of the 4 bedrooms, and the bedding was clean, but the mattresses were well worn, and not as comfortable as we have found in other Homeaway rentals. The mattress on the futon in the loft however was too thin for adults, and although ok for children, the steep “ship’s stairs” to that level were a concern. The towels looked clean, but some of the towel sets had a nasty smell like smoked meat; others were ok. The downstairs bathroom was fine, both had good hot water flow, but there was a smell in the upstairs bathroom like a dead animal. We notified the owner (by email, they are not in the area) who suggested it was just the smell of the rural village. However, it seemed concentrated in the bathroom.
Muchas gracias por vuestra estancia. Vuestro comentario nos servirá para mejorar los aspectos menos favorables.
Respecto a la tostadora, no entiendo que ha pasado. Hemos comprobado y está en su sitio. Siento que no hayáis podido encontrarla pero está a la vista con el resto de menaje de cocina, en la despensa, tal y como os he indicado por correo.
Gracias por todo.
Great house with a wonderful view
The house was very comfortable for my group of 8 and is as described on VRBO. It is located in a small agricultural village with wonderful views. The neighbors are friendly and helpful. Note that the streets near the house a very narrow. The house is a short drive to Potes where there are many restaurants, markets and other services. It is close to a number of outdoor activities. I wish I could have stayed longer.
Nice getaway in a quiet small village.
We visited the Picos from here 3 times. Fuente De is a 20 minute drive. Do not buy tickets for the cable car online, because they insist that you present a paper copy of the ticket (which is difficult if you have no printer). The other Cain de Valdeon is a MUST see, and about 1:45u drive. Drive all the way to the village, you can park for 3 euro. Then hike the Cares Gorge hike.
The 3rd, is about a 2 hour drive to Covadongo and then take the bus (8 euro round trip) to the Lakes Covadongo en Ercina.
Potes is a very nica and cosy city, with a lot of bars and restaurants.
La zona da mucho de sí, sobre todo en primavera y otoño que no hay que esperar colas en Fuente De y puedes subir con tu propio coche a Los Lagos de Covadonga.
Muchas gracias por vuestra estancia.
En nuestra opinión, la casa está pensada para ser ocupada por una única familia, o a lo sumo dos. Abstenerse grupos de amigos en pareja (hasta 5 podrían alojarse) porque el hecho de disponer de únicamente de dos baños hace la convivencia diaria bastante complicada. Otra cosa importante a tener en cuenta es el tema del aparcamiento, ya que la casa en si no tiene y hay que buscarse la vida por la zona que, en fines de semana de temporada alta y puentes en general, no debe ser nada fácil porque es un pueblo pequeño de calles muy estrechas con más casas rehabilitadas para uso turístico y con muy pocas plazas de aparcamiento. Tampoco la recomendamos para una estancia de muchos días porque los colchones en general dejan mucho que desear. La cocina es bastante minimalista pero suficiente y también se echan en falta unos botecillos de champú y gel de ducha que dábamos por hecho tendría que haber y que de no ser por una persona hiperprevisora nos habría causado alguna molestia añadida. En el aspecto positivo hemos de decir que el enclave de la casa está bien situado, a medio camino de Fuente De y Potes y desde sus ventanas se pueden ver unas vistas estupendas de la montaña. El pueblo es muy tranquilo y no hay problemas con molestos ruidos. En resumen, es una casa que no vale para todo el mundo y que, a nuestro entender, no merece más que un aprobado raspado.
Siento que la estancia no haya sido de su total agrado aunque considero que el anuncio detalla claramente la casa. No obstante, intentaré mejorar en todo lo posible los aspectos negativos que indicas ya que el fin principal es agradar a los huéspedes siempre.
Muchas gracias por el comentario.
House in Baró, will allow us to spend a pleasant stay in a rural environment. In the National Park of the Picos de Europa. Cantabria.
The house has three floors:
Ground floor consisting of a lounge - dining room, a kitchen, a pantry and woodshed including a bathroom with shower. First floor has four bedrooms. Second floor is airy and has a sun terrace.
5 km is Potes where there are restaurants, supermarkets, post office, swimming pools, banks, pharmacy, shops of typical products and gifts, etc. It also has good nightlife bars.
The more daring can also be found in Potes several tourism companies.
A 15 km cable car Fuente De. Further afield (1 hour) Route Cares and the Naranjo de Bulnes.
At 50 km we have the coast and beaches. At the same distance Soplao Cave.
A 1 ½ Santander (the capital) and the Park of Nature Cabarceno.
Other Activities: Rural Tourism (Ravines, Abseiling, Canoeing ...)
If you need information about the area, both by car or hiking trips and recommended places to visit or where to enjoy our food, I can send a document with all this data. Similarly you can be informed of events and parties in the region through our facebook page:
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