A cozy natural corner able to hypnotize.
The ten rural tourist accommodations that make up the Ea Astei Houses are located in one of the most beautiful places in Bizkaia, in the vicinity of the Urdaibai Biosphere Reserve, on the flank of a mountain overlooking the Cantabrian Sea.
Its very name – Ea, for the municipality where it is located and Astei in Basque, oak grove or place of oak trees – is an indicator of a cozy natural corner capable of hypnotizing anyone.
The original house, Astei, is a typical farmhouse dating from the end of the 15th century.
That is why the visitor will have the opportunity to learn about some of the old traditions and ways of life of the Basque Country through the utensils and belongings that have been collected and lovingly restored by Mertxe Begiristain, the owner of the house.
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Enjoy your stay
A beautiful rural wooden apartment of 95 m2, ideal for couples with children. Open plan, with full kitchen, large living room with fireplace, a double bed and an adjacent bedroom.
In the adjoining bedroom we have an old Basque bed with popular carving.
A large window from ceiling to floor allows you to enjoy the views of the mountains and the green tones of the various trees and plants in the garden of Astei.
Spend an unforgettable vacation with your partner and children.
A rural wooden tourist accommodation for couples, romantic getaways… a real love nest.
Built as a granary, it has a full kitchen, bathroom and a room elevated on a private terrace for you to have a snack in the best possible environment: nature.
In an open space of 35 square meters we can find the bedroom and kitchen, where nature enters through a fully glazed wall. Also a complete bathroom with hydromassage column.
This house has its own private terrace and is ideal to enjoy a unique experience, unforgettable and romantic moments.
With high speed wifi, fireplace… simply perfect.
Apartment with a floor of 150 square meters, with kitchen and a large living room fully glazed.
A beautiful garden floods the house, with 2 bedrooms with large Norwegian beds of 2 x 2 meters of high comfort.
Each bedroom has its own bathroom and one of them has a dressing room.
It is equipped with voluptuous tables and design complements that combine in an open and comfortable space with glass walls.
It has a terrace to have breakfast among oak trees and fragrant eucalyptus and prolong the summer evenings with a glass of wine.
And you can enjoy the swimming pool in the common areas of the lodge.
Everything invites you to enjoy the scenery, absorb the aromas of oaks and eucalyptus and listen to the chirping of birds in a harmonious environment.
Built in wood, Casa Vita is the first building in Euskadi that generates its own energy in a totally ecological way.
It is a floor of more than 170 square meters, elevated above the ground, with large and spectacular glazed terraces overlooking the forest of oak and eucalyptus trees.
It has a beautiful fully equipped kitchen with a pantry and laundry, a large living room of 80 square meters, 3 bedrooms with large double beds, one of them with an original round bed and all with a full bathroom.
The VITA house has a fireplace, fully equipped kitchen with dishwasher, oven, microwave and a living room of 80 square meters with comfortable sofas to enjoy the views.
This house is adapted for handicapped people.
On the first floor of the main farmhouse is the Lurra house, a dream apartment for four people.
You can access the outside through the large window that separates the living room from the magnificent garden.
It is ideal for two couples, friends or a family with children.
The living room, which opens onto the garden, has a round glass table with chairs. Next to it, a beautiful restored oak chest of drawers holds a beautiful miniature period brigantine.
It has a fully equipped kitchen, two magnificent bedrooms with king size beds and premium mattresses with bathroom with shower and all the complements you need: hairdryer, towels, shower gel, etc.
The Harria house offers you a huge central living room, with an area to watch flat screen TV, an area with a dining table, another one with a desk and a space with sofas and armchairs where you can relax.
It is decorated with exquisite care.
It has ceramic floor with adjustable radial heat, fully equipped kitchen, two double bedrooms with king size beds and bathrooms in each of the rooms.
Located on the second floor of the main building, the Txoria house offers a spacious living room with fully equipped kitchen, a large bedroom with king size bed and a full bathroom.
Through the large window of the living room, you can contemplate the wonderful views of our mountains and the beautiful garden of the houses of Astei, with its pergola ready for you to enjoy reading or a drink at your leisure, in the middle of nature.
Txoria is an ideal place for two people, full of light and comfort and with all the amenities at your service.
Ametsa is a large open-plan apartment organized in different spaces: a large sofa with two armchairs and a modern coffee table mark the area for watching flat screen TV and relaxing.
A beautiful wooden table on the side of this space is a great place to eat, have breakfast or just be with yourself for a while.
It has a king size double bed, a small desk, a fully integrated, comfortable, functional and fully equipped kitchen.
Light, space and elegance in one of our emblematic apartments located in the main house.
The ground floor of the main farmhouse houses this large apartment where you can find everything you could wish for in a luxury tourist apartment in the middle of nature and much more.
The main area of Ganbara is a unique, open space, with two large windows that fill the room with clarity.
It has a relaxation area, where you have at your disposal a large sofa and two armchairs around a beautiful and modern central table, a dining table for four, a fully equipped kitchen and complete bathrooms in each bedroom.
A different place, full of magic and ideal for a couple with a child, surrounded by green grass and vegetation.
There is nothing better for your vacations than disconnecting from everything in a place like our rural log cabin.
A beautiful isolated cottage with all the comforts you can expect for a perfect stay.
With a small porch at the entrance, it includes two bedrooms: one with a high-end double bed and the other with a single bed.
It also has a small but comfortable living room with integrated kitchen and a complete bathroom with hairdryer, shower gel and a modern glass shower.
What to do?
The surroundings of the Houses of Ea Astei provide an endless number of activities, among which the following stand out.
The most populous city in the area where you can visit the Juntas Generales (foral government) of Bizkaia.
A place of symbolic value for the Basques where the legendary Tree of Gernika and the Peace Museum, a thematic museum that spreads the “culture of peace”.
Laga and Laida are beaches with spectacular views, ideal for surfing or enjoying a meal in front of the sea.
These deposits were located at the time of the Roman Empire, at least 2000 years ago, and it is in that period when its extraction began.
Proof of this are two funerary arks from the 1st and 2nd centuries located at the Forua site, which were carved in this material.
At the top of a steep path is the hermitage of San Miguel de Ereñozar. A hermitage that was the parish church from the tenth century until 1660, the year in which the current one was built in Elexalde. In its interior there is a stone sarcophagus of great antiquity.
According to the chronicles of Alfonso XI, in this place was located an old fortress where some Biscayans who opposed the entry of the monarch to the territory in 1334 took refuge.
If you want to find more information and wonderful places, check the following websites:
- Gernika: www.gernika-lumo.net
- Urdaibai, biosphere reserve: www.urdaibai.org
- Provincial Council: http://www.mybilbaobizkaia.com/portada/index.asp?Idioma=2