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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!
Initially given an incorrect address, which was cause for concern until made phone contact.
The apartment was very modern, clean and comfortable, however it proved to be very inconvenient when the cutlery drawer was located in the lounge room and utensils were required in the kitchen.
Parking was in the street, which was not always able to be accessed.
Fortunately it was free as we were outside of their high season.
There was no journal available to advise on a number of things.
e.g. The wifi connection password and network had to be worked out from the modem.
The heaters were supposed to operate by just pressing the on off button, but we were unable to get any of them to operate at all.
The instructions did not have an English version.
We enjoyed our stay in Biarritz, our unit was in walking distance of the city centre and most of the town attractions.