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We could not have asked for a more ideal vacation or a better host. Andoni Garbisu is an exceptionally friendly and helpful VRBO host. Of the many regions we visited during our month in France, the French Basque region is definitely our favorite... and much of that is due to the beauty and comfort of the home at Anikunborda and the graciousness of Andoni. If you enter ANIKUNBORDA as the “destination” on your cell phone’s Google Maps app, you will have no problem finding the house. My recommendation is to arrive before sunset because the roads are winding and narrow and it is much easier to navigate in the light. But once you’ve arrived, you will feel very secure in your ability to find the home again (assuming you have mobile GPS). The GPS with which many rental cars are equipped will NOT work to locate the house. The highlights of our three days in the area were our trip to Zumaia where we had an exceptional Air BnB “tour experience” with Angel Patricio in the Zumaia Geopark; our half day in Hondarribia and other half day in St-Jean-de-Luz were also favorite experiences. For a beautiful beach and shopping, visit Biarritz (great linens at Jean-Vier plus a great Oceanside promenade walk). And, of course, there is the truly exceptional cuisine of the area – particularly a restaurant we found called Ostalapia near Ahetze and the pintxos of nearby Spain (Anikunborda is literally a few minutes drive to the Spanish border). San Sebastián, about 45 minutes away, is famous for its inventive pintxos cuisine, but we also had wonderful pintxos in smaller towns like Zumaia, Hondarribia and St-Jean-de-Luz—and they were much more affordable. Overall, we had a wonderful, relaxing, and highly interesting vacation in the very special Basque region. Thank you, Andoni!
Nous avons passe environ trois semaines dans ce gite très bien équipé pendant une période de canicule. Les photos ne rendent pas justice a cet endroit magique. La piscine fut très appréciée. Nos hôtes Mireille et Adrien sont très accueillants et nous ont fait découvrir le pays Basque d'une façon très personnelle. Nous n'oublieront jamais les fetes de Bayonne! Un gros merci pour votre hospitalité incroyable, les amis! Nous reviendrons assurément!