- 5 bedrooms in the main house and annexe, plus a 2-bedroom guest house, sleeping a maximum of 12 adults + 5 children.
- Staffed property – 2 dedicated housekeepers and continental breakfast laid out daily
- Staff can live-in the guest house to provide a more personal service for smaller groups if required.
- Top local chefs available on weekly or daily rates
- Open-plan, double-height interiors with countless unique details
- Choice of dining spaces to match the weather; Indoor breakfast corner, indoor family dining table, poolside dining terrace, rear outdoor kitchen-lounge with BBQ grill
- Complete health spa and gym with small indoor heated pool, hot tub and steam room
- Private padel tennis court
- Owner’s speed boat available to hire* with skipper
- Lower-ground floor bar lounge with open fire feature
- Bodega stocked with wines selected by Sommelier Robert Parker available to pre-order*
- Main living room with open fireplace and panoramic views
- State of the art TV and sound system
- Home cinema (drop-down projector screen)
- Library with a fine collection of English-language books
- Outdoor infinity pool heated to around 27 degrees for your comfort (weather dependent)
- Private enclosed estate with wildflower prairie, lakes and fruit orchard
- Daily housekeeping and fresh towels
- Local activities and chefs can be arranged
- *Additional fees apply
The main villa’s primary living area offers vaulted ceilings, herringbone oak floors, and plush cream sofas that ring an open fireplace, with quirky antiques, Asian details, pops of colour, and tropical plantings to breathe energy into the space. A balcony rings the upper floor and extends the view.
The second living area seats 8-10 and offers plenty of books and games for family evenings in, or Tibetan Singing bowls for quiet relaxation.
In the Guest House there are two living spaces: a TV room with leather Chesterfield sofa and dual-aspect windows that overlook the countryside and city; a second living space joins the kitchen-dining-living room and open fire.
The main dining area offers a quirky refractory-style table with bench seating – the perfect spot for a family meal and conversation. There is also a round breakfast table with seating for 6 in the kitchen space; this opens through French doors to a further poolside dining area.
The main kitchen is a chef’s dream, with expansive worktops, central island, a Lacanche range oven, and vintage features, including a citrus press.
In the guest house, a second complete kitchen is well outfitted with stone worktops and premium appliances.
The owners chef* is highly recommended and can work with you throughout your stay.
The main living room offers a complete home cinema system with board games. Downstairs, a Gentleman’s Lounge offers leather Chesterfields, open fireplace, private bodega, and full bar with fully-stocked soft drinks fridge. The entire villa is wired with Bose and Sonos sound systems.
An indoor spa has a small Hammam, Jacuzzi, plunge pool and dual shower. Adjoining, a complete home gym delivers a top-of-the-range Technogym. There’s even an indoor fire pit.
The stone-arched porch has an open fireplace and seating, and the walled flowering garden offers outdoor dining and a wood-burning grill. There is an outdoor, enclosed padel tennis court with views over the bay of Santander.
The indoor pool and hot tub are perfect for cold-weather stays, while the outdoor 22-metre infinity pool is heated to 27º C for outdoor recreation. Grassy lawns bloom with wildflowers in season. Book a massage under a garden tree in summertime!
Bedroom 1: First master suite. Tropics-inspired vibe with Bose sound system, airy linens, king-size canopy bed, and integrated free-standing bath. En-suite shower room with twin basins and tropical-style dual showers. Magnificent views of the gardens, sea and bay. Double-height vaulted ceiling with whitewashed beams.
Bedroom 2: The second master and largest bedroom, overlooks living areas below. King-size bed with studded headboard and linen drapes, sitting area, and panoramic views to Santander. Integrated modern bathroom with free-standing bathtub, double rain shower, and twin basins.
Bedroom 3: Quirky split-level children’s room decorated with toys to entertain. Steps lead to the mezzanine sleeping area* with 8 futon-mattresses – a sleepover to end all sleepovers! Views to the rear garden and hills. The en-suite, Spanish-style bathroom has a claw-foot bath, marble basin and antique floor tiles.
Please be aware that this space is not suited to very young children without supervision.
Bedroom 4: Ground-floor bedroom accessed through a Narnia-inspired “secret wardrobe” entrance. Beautiful Chinese design adorned with hand-painted wallpaper, gold four-poster bed, and Asian dressing table. En-suite bathroom with a Moroccan hamman-style bath-shower. French door leads out to views of the prairie and flowering gardens.
Bedroom 5: One-bedroom, ground-floor annexe located off the main house entrance, with Spanish antique floor tiles, a romantic bedroom with king-size canopy bed, small shower room with vanity, complete kitchen and a small work area with desk and Wifi. Perfect for the Nanny or Chef.
Bedroom 6: Located in the self-contained stone guest house a short walk downhill (grassy access by foot, or separate driveway by car) from the main house, offers a ground-floor king-size bedroom with incredible views to the hills. There is a separate bathroom with hammam-style bath and overhead shower.
Bedroom 7: Ground-floor bedroom ideal for adults or children, with a 150cm bed and separate hammam-style bathroom with a ‘cocooned’ bath/shower that kids will love.
Some bedrooms have space for a cot, please ask us for details.
Villa Bahia is a staffed property with 2/3 housekeepers on site daily. Staff may also live in the guest house to provide a more personal service if you do not need these rooms for guests.
Duties include preparing and serving a continental breakfast, general cleaning, helping tidy dishes, make beds, operate Spa facilities, lay tables, serve drinks by the pool, etc.
Personal laundry and cooking light meals can be requested and paid for directly in resort.
A TASTE OF SPAIN
If you would like us to pre-stock the fridge with a selection of food and wine, please do send your requirements with 7 days notice.
We also recommend making use of the Owner’s personally-selected local chefs. Menus use the best local produce, sometimes from the estate’s organic vegetable garden, and of course the best seafood freshly caught from the Bay of Biscay!
The house has a wine list available to pre-order*, a selection of hand-picked wines from the owner’s cellar.
To help you get the very best from your stay at this villa, your Concierge will be happy to assist with transfers, car hire, chauffeurs or shuttles during your stay.
The LVC Guest Experience
When you book a villa with The Luxury Villa Collection, our Guest Experience Team will be on hand to help with all your holiday arrangements to ensure a smooth stay.
At Villa Bahia there is also a dedicated Villa Manager-Concierge who can assist with extra services such pre-arrival shopping, wine orders, chefs, transfers, masseurs, nannies and local activities such as horse riding, golf or surfing.
This villa is within easy reach of a whole range of experiences to add to your travel memories. From adrenaline-fuelled water-sports to gourmet delights, vineyard visits to fine art galleries, we work closely with the best local suppliers to help make your stay extra special.
In addition, Villa Bahia has a boat available with a skipper that can be requested by guests for day trips for up to 8 people*. Advance reservations are preferred where possible, particularly in high season.