We had a wonderful 8 days in Santander in Luci's apartment, 2 adults and 2 teenagers. We arrived a bit later than intended (due to a delay in the airport) but Luci was waiting for us in the apartment and showed us everything - despite the late hour. Unfortunately we don't speak Spanish, and Luci doesn't speak English, but we made the best of it. Luci is very friendly and we felt very well taken care of.
The apartment was very clean and consisted of a main bedroom with a double bed, another bedroom with two single beds, bathroom (shower in bathtub), small separate toilet, living room, and kitchen. The kitchen has a dishwasher, washing machine, oven, fridge/freezer, toaster, and coffee machine. There's also a large balcony off the living room with two plastic chairs, plastic table and parasol.
The apartment complex had a tennis court and a swimming pool. The swimming pool is actually very large and there's also a separate children's smaller pool. The whole complex is kept very neat and tidy. We appreciated the small Lupa supermarket within the apartment complex (up past the swimming pool area), it was very handy, but there's also a larger Mercadona supermarket within 10 minutes walk.
A 15 minute walk will take you to a wonderful beach (Matalenas) and it's about a 25 minute walk (partly through a long tunnel) to get to the city centre. Within a 10 minute walk (towards Matalenas beach) you have a kebab shop, bakery, fruit shop, fish shop, and ice cream shop (Regma - the best ice cream ever!). There are also lots of cafe's around, and at the front of the building there's another small supermarket (very small), butcher, pharmacy, and Santander bank with ATM.
10 minutes walk will bring you to a great new park, I'm not sure of the name but something "las llamas" I think. It has great playgrounds for children, with a small zip wire and big slide. Lots of wildlife is present in the park e.g. ducks and fish, and my daughter even saw a turtle swimming! At the entrance to the park you can also hire city bikes at a low cost.
All in all, we had a great holiday and if we return we will definitely stay in Luci's apartment again if it's available. Thank you so much Luci for everything and we hope to stay with you again!