Its long beach and great sea conditions have made Zarautz a mecca for surfers and fans of the spectacular sport. Featuring some of the best and most varied surfing conditions in all of Spain, Zarautz appeals to both experts, those keen to take up the sport for the first time - and all manner of skills in between.
So, whether you are keen to simply watch the surfing masters at work during a major tournament, or wish to give it a go yourself, Zarautz is the perfect base from which to enjoy this sport. What’s more, there is much more to Zarautz than its admittedly impressive beach. History fans will be thrilled by a visit to the 16th century Palace of Narros, with its links to Queen Isabella II. And culture vultures will enjoy the town’s museums - the Photomuseum and the Art and History Museum. The town is also well placed for a visit to the city of San Sebastián - or Donostia in Basque - which is less than 10 miles away.
To make your trip more than perfect, we’ve compiled a list of the top 10 Airbnb rentals around this beautiful city. So, read on and take your pick!
Beach lovers may wish to give this property a go, as it is located just a short walk from Zarautz’s beautiful sands. Those who love the sound of the surf will be able to sleep with its gentle crashing echoing in their ears if they leave their windows open at night. But, despite being close to this popular coastal spot, this smart flat is quiet and even has access to a private garden area.
Ideal for small groups and families, this well-presented property can handle up to four guests in two bedrooms. Past guests have been very impressed, handing it a top rating for its location, and high scores for its cleanliness and value.
Top guest reviewswe arrived at zarautz on the camino and decided we'd like somewhere more comfortable than the hostel to stayvery comfortable to have a morning coffee in the little cafes along the beach on groundfloor of residencegreat to have a shower below the flats to save on spreading sand everywherea beautiful apartment in a lovely townvery clean and cozyvery clean and tranquilexceptionally clean with everything you needmiguel’s place is neat and cleanvery clean space right next to the beach
Host:miguel angel was a great hostwhat more can we ask for host very informative and helpful when we asked questionslots of lovely bars and restaurants to choose from and friendly service everywhere we wentmiguel angel was very helpful and made us feel welcomemiguel angel was a great host - made everything easy and very responsiveRead more reviewsthe location to everything in the village was idealgreat apartment in a perfect locationthe location is perfect: right on the beach and close to the city centergood place to stay perfect location near beacha wonderful apartment in a great beachside location
Another property that sits just metres from the beach at Zarautz, this private room is perfect for all manner of guests - from fans of the beach and couples to business travellers and those eager for a little surfing adventure. Its location also places it within convenient reach of a number of the town’s popular restaurants and bars. Naturally, its central location is also ideal for transport links to neighbouring areas, such as San Sebastián.
The private room itself is capable of sleeping up to three people, split between a bunk bed which has a double-bed at its base and a single on top - ideal for small families. There is also a desk space and a TV within the room. Past guests have raved about the warm welcome of the property’s hosts, as well as the excellent location, clean accommodation and value for money.
Top guest reviewswe had bunk beds which i'm not a huge fan of but it was a nice stayyou will experience a nice flat with excellent wifi perfect location and comfortable sleepingjust stepsoutside the apartment are restaurants shops and a music plaza where there was great live musicthe beds were firm and comfortableit’s a family’s flat with two airbnb rooms and u feel like becoming part of iteverything was very cleanvery clean and good kitchenthe place was extremely cleanthe apartment was super clean and comfortablethe apartment was very clean and our room was very comfortable
Host:the home owners were fantastic hostsexellent hosts thank you for your helpjon and family were delightful hostsjon and his lovely family are wonderful hostsjon and his wife are great hostRead more reviewsvery good location with beach a few minutes walk awaygood location easy to walk everywheregreat house in an awesome location very close to the beachthe location is perfect located in the center of the town and the beach is also quite nearneat basic room very close to the beach
This smart loft penthouse sits just five minutes from the beach next to the downtown area and boasts its own private parking space. This means it will appeal equally to those who wish to spend much of their time on the beach, as well as to those who wish to use a car to explore the wider area and the nearby hills.
It comes complete with its own fully-equipped kitchen - perfect for a quiet meal in - as well as washing machine and dishwasher, so those who plan on staying a while will always be smartly dressed. There is also WiFi, for those who wish to stay connected to the wider world during their stay - and upload those all-important beach photos on social media.
The property also houses a number of tourist guides for the wider area and, on those occasions when the weather fails to play ball, there is also a mix of books, table games and puzzles with which to while away a pleasant hour or two.
Top guest reviewsthe wifi connection was excellentthe apartment was beautifully decorated and well equipped for cooking and has a great coffee machine toothe apartment is very stylish well designed and cozywhen we visit zarautz again we would love to stay at rita’s apartment again and definitely recommend it:)very clean and nice decoratedeverything was very cleanthe apartment was very clean and contained everything we neededrita's place was a quiet clean and chic little retreatit is cosy clean and cute
Host:the hosts were also very responsive to my questionsrita is a wonderful and helpful hostlovely hosts with an eye for detailthe hosts picked us up by car from the busstop which was a very friendly and kind welcomerita was very helpful and quick to respondRead more reviewsgreat location - very close to beach and townwell located very well equipped small loft in great locationa perfect location in the beautiful basque countryvery romantic penthouse in an ideal location - quiet but close to downtown and the beachgreat location with easy access to everything in town and the beach
This flat offers the best of both worlds when it comes to the Basque Country’s beautiful landscape. As with many properties on this list, it is located close to the beach - in this case just 200 metres (656.2 feet) distant - but its large balcony also offers views of the mountains. Indeed, those looking for a romantic spot from which to wine and dine their significant other will enjoy the balcony’s outside table - perfect for a little al fresco dining magic.
This smart and comfortable flat is also well-placed for the local train station and has its own parking area - so you’re sorted whichever way you plan to travel during your trip. And, those looking to enjoy a little surfing will also be impressed by the discounts offered to guests for private lessons and rentals at the Shelter Surf Eskola.
Top guest reviewswe enjoyed especially the breakfast on the balcony in the morning with the view over the mountainsthe apartment was absolutely beautiful with all the amenities you could wantkarmele’s attic apartment was perfect for our needs; the photos don’t do it justicewe were there with our little son of 8 months and the apartment was perfect for usas in your apartment there is everything necessary for a comfortable and pleasant lifevery clean and had everything we neededclean apartment and great locationthe appartment is really clean and fully equippedit had literally everything i could have needed and was spotlessly clean and tidywell equipped very clean and lots of storage space
Host:she was more than helpful and very kind tookarmele is a really nice host who welcomed us and was always there when we had any questionsspecial thanks to the hosts for their cordial late reception on arrival and parking in the garagekarmele was a fantastic host and the apartment is greatkarmele was very hospital and helpfulRead more reviewsthe location was great nearby to a fantastic bakery and close to the train stationit was perfectly located so i could walk to the beach and the old townkarmele has a lovely apartment in a great location for visiting the basque countryeverything is pretty close to karmeles places
This is another highly-rated flat with a balcony, offering great views out across the town. What’s more, it is centrally located and sits only 100 metres (328.1 feet) from the beach. And, even though it is on one of the upper floors, it can be accessed by elevator/lift - ensuring that whatever the age of your group, they will have no problem getting to and from the accommodation.
The flat itself has one bedroom with a double bed, offering accommodation for two people, but the number of guests that can stay in the flat is double that - the living room sofa folds out to become a second double bed if needed. The fully-equipped kitchen means you’ll be able to cook your own meals to enjoy from the balcony but, if you’d prefer to sample the local cuisine rather than slave over a stove when you’re meant to be relaxing, the central location provides plenty of easy to reach options for eating out.
Top guest reviewsvery nice apartment with lovely view from the balconygreat apartment with nice balcony and lots of roomeven better than it looks in the photos lovely view from the apartment across the mountainsthe appartment is amazing nice view with a balcony very clean high quality of furniture shower etcthe place was really clean quiet and beautifulthe apartment is bright clean and comfortablethe home is very clean stylishly decorated great shower and comfortable bed
Host:very welcoming hosts who made sure we had everything we neededjuan carlos and his wife were very nice and helpful toohosts are very responsive and accommodating so we definitely would recommend this stayjuan carlos and his wife were very helpful and very accommodating with usalso family very helpful and every facility in the apartmentRead more reviewsgreat location : you have everything within a few stepsthe location is perfect beach and old town within walking distanceexcellent location 2 blocks from the beachamazing house located very close to the beach and super comfortableit is a beautiful apartment with a super location juan carlos received us very well
Perfect for groups or large families, this well-placed flat can accommodate up to six guests and features no fewer than three bedrooms. Located just 100 metres (328.1 feet) from the beautiful beach, within the Sanz Enea residential complex, the flat is modern and smartly decorated.
The attractive interior decor has also won many fans among past guests, as has the property’s balconies and the views they afford. Its location, close to local amenities, is also a big plus and the private parking is ideal for those who intend to bring a car with them on their travels.
Top guest reviewsthe apartment is wonderfully spacious and very well specified bright airy with great views to the hillsbeautiful apartment lovely balconies one block from the fabulous zarautz beachthey had a list and map of suggested restaurants and markets in the apartment which was helpfulthe apartment worked very well for our family very light design and good bedswe love the aterian apartments and would recommend them to anyonewas sparkling clean as wellflat was very clean was realy nicethe place was very clean and modernthe apartment was clean and very comfortablethe apartment was very clean attractive and modern
Host:the booking and communications with the host was friendly and efficienthosts were there to greet us right on timeour host amaia was very responsive and helped make our short stay in zarautz even betterthe communication with the hosts was always uncomplicated and they answered really fast and friendlyaberri was very accommodating friendly and have great knowledge of the area which was very helpfulRead more reviewsbeautiful apartment on a great locationwonderful place close to the beach and with a parking lot in the basementvery easy checkin/out close to the beach shops and restaurantscan recommend if you like to stay close to the beach and have plenty of spacevery close to the old part of town to look at some lovely shops
This double room is located in a flat to the west of the town but is still located within a short walk of the beach and other central attractions. Past guests were impressed by the cleanliness of the accommodation, giving it a top rating. It also scored highly for value and location. The WiFi connection will help you stay connected with friends while on your vacation.
The flat also enjoys good views of Zarautz, thanks to its location on an upper floor, although an absence of elevator means those who struggle with stairs should be aware of this when booking.
Zarautz, Euskadi, Spain
15.81 km (9.9 mi) from Aquarium
Top guest reviewswe had a very quiet room with wonderful views of the mountains and a super comfy bedthe place has a beautiful view of the city the room was spotless and the space was very niceamazing view of the town and the beach cozy place with a very welcoming atmosphere; spotless cleanclean bathroom and kitchen quick communicationthe airbnb was clean and cozyit is very clean and modernmia's place was very clean and nicethanks for the super clean and cosy place
Host:mia was a very kind hostshe was absolutely lovely (we did not meet the listing host herselfmia is a wonderful host she pointed us to places gave tips etcmia and her family were very kind and helpful during our staythe host's mother was at the apartment and patiently explained everything to us despite our very poor spanishRead more reviewsgood location parking could be challenging nice hostit was possible to park our by the house for free as wellgood place to stay some nights its close to the beach and there is a amazing view
This flat is perfect for families and small groups and its two bedrooms are capable of sleeping up to five guests across three beds. It is also very well placed near the town centre and the beach, which are only 150 metres (492.1 feet) away.
The flat itself is fully-equipped with a kitchen/dining area and living room with television - but, if you’d prefer to sample the local food culture rather than spend your downtime inside the flat, there are plenty of restaurants and bars within close reach. Indeed, past guests were very impressed with the location.
Zarautz, Basque Country, Spain
15.15 km (9.5 mi) from Aquarium
Top guest reviewsvery expensive - for the same money we had great apartments in for example bilbaovery clean and well equippedvery clean and modern with comfy bedsother than that the place was clean and the beds comfortableeverything was sparkling clean while the accommodation includes everything you needall really nice and clean - just 100m from the beach and spot in the center
Host:yolanda was the perfect hostthe host is very attentive kind and available to accommodate guest requestsplace is really cosy and amazing and she was really helpful as we had a late checkinRead more reviewsvery comfy good location flatthis is a perfect location for exploring zarautzi would recommend this locationgreat apartment and great locationthis place is great lovely location super close to the beach
If you want the inside track on where to learn to surf, then a stay at this private room in the centre of Zarautz may be perfect for you. The owner’s brother actually runs a surfing school business in nearby Donibane Plaza.
The room itself has a double bed, a number of shelves and a wardrobe for storage of personal belongings. It is also well-placed for the town’s restaurants.
15.5 km (9.7 mi) from Aquarium
Those looking for a quiet oasis of calm while still being close to Zarautz’s beach and town centre attractions will be well-catered for by this property. A private room/cottage in a house just 50 metres (164 feet) from the beach, the property has a private garden as well as its own entrance - perfect for coming and going as you see fit.
Its clever layout means that the cosy space has room to sleep up to three people - two in a ‘loft’ double bed and one on a sofa bed - as well a small kitchenette facility for those looking to make some of their own meals. Its cleanliness and location are top-rated by past guests.
14.47 km (9.0 mi) from Aquarium
Top guest reviewsthe outside shower a complete delight in hawaiian stylethe best part however is the outside showerthe outside shower is great very comfortable with a separate restroom inside the casitatheir cottage is tinny but cosy and clean
Host:christian and ane had been a very nice hostchristian an ane are good hostschristian was so kind and helpfuland the owners are very nice and helpful peoplehosts are very kind indeedRead more reviewsthe location is superbfantastic location just a few steps from the mighty oceanwonderful small house close to the beachperfect location right next to the beachawesome place with a great location
A great range of choices to suit all budgets and group sizes
With so many fantastic accommodation options within easy reach of Zarautz’s beach, you’ll be enjoying the sand, sea and surf in next to no time.
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