2 Bedroom Finca in private grounds with pool close to all ameneties.
We are Ruth and Graham Breeze and we live near York in North Yorkshire in England. Graham loves his photography and L'Ampolla and the surrounding area provides such a wide variety of subjects from the birds that visit the Delta throughout the year, the local farmers planting and later in the year picking the rice, the breathtaking scenery of the Mountains (such as Mont Caro), the beauty of the shoreline, rock pools and beaches and the history of Tarragona, Miravet, Morella, Peniscola ..................... the list is endless. On the otherhand Ruth loves nothing better than to relax around the pool (soaking up the sunshine with a good book or music) and to find new places to visit whilst at the same time testing out the wide variety of restaurants, tapas bars and not forgetting doing some shopping!!! Casa Elise (named after our daughter Elise) is a ‘Casa de Campo’ or traditional farmer’s house which has stood in Los Olivos for many decades. It was refurbished in 2005 and the kitchen and bathroom were modernised in 2011. We try to spend as much time as we can at Casa Elise but have found that there are many months when the house is empty so it seems a natural thing to offer others the opportunity to experience for themselves the peaceful and tranquil nature of ‘Finca Los Olivos’ and its little house so we are happy to make Casa Elise available to guests. Many people have stayed in our home in the sun, and all of them have enjoyed the experience, leaving very positive comments in the guestbook we leave in the living room.
Owner purchased this House in 2009
Why Owner chose L'Ampolla
During our first holiday in L’Ampolla in 2007, we were struck by the tranquillity of the area and found ourselves drawn to the charm of the town and the friendliness of its people. We returned for a second time in 2009 and came across ‘Finca Los Olivos’. Before we knew it we had become the owners of our own home in the sun! Casa Elise is only a short distance from so many activities, from dining in excellent restaurants and local cafes in the local town of L’Ampolla, to hiking in the mountains or walking and cycling on the flat Ebro Delta where local farmers grow rice which is sold worldwide. The Delta offers excellent bird watching with hundreds of species passing through or resident all year. Fishing in the river Ebro is a very popular activity, and there are so many local villages and towns each with their own character. Of particular interest is Miravet with its beautiful castle overlooking the river, reached by an old chain ferry that must be experienced. Whether you chose to visit any of the places we have named, find new places for yourself, lie on the golden local beaches or just stay by the Casa, we are sure you will have a fantastic experience and we hope you will love the place as much as we do.
Check-in: 4:00 PM
Check-out: 10:00 AM
Max guests:6 (sleeps up to 4 adults)
100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
All you could want
Everything as stated, could not want for anything more. A lovely home with many homely touches, and a very good welcome bundle as well. We were met by Heidi as advised, who was very helpful. Had a very restful week, and feel fully recharched.
Our family enjoyed our holiday at Casa Elise. The weather was nice, so we spent a lot of time at the pool or beautiful beaches close to L`Ampolla. The villa is cozy and has everything you need. We had memorable trips (recommended by the owners) around the area (Peniscola, Tortosa, Tarragona) and used the opportunity to taste fresh and delicious Spanish food. Heidi was very supportive, kind and quick to respond to our inquiries. Overall, memorable Spanish vacation!
What a lovely place! Fully equipped accommodation with everything you could possibly need.
The swimming pool and garden area is probably the best you will ever find for a 2 bed property.
The casa is approx a mile outside the town of L'Ampolla which has many restaurants by the harbour.
The owners Ruth and Graham are very helpful as were the local agents Heidi and Paul.
Myself, my wife, our 4 year old son and 8 year old daughter had a fantastic time and will defiantly be looking to return!
Thankyou for your kind comments.
We are really pleased to hear that you enjoyed your stay and look forward to welcoming you back to Casa Elise in the future.
Ruth and Graham.
A great relaxing holiday!
What more could anyone want?A quiet well appointed, well maintained house set in olive groves with a lovely pool to cool down in. We have just spent 3 weeks at Casa Elise. Although it is in a rural setting you are soon onto main roads to explore the area. We had a few days out to Miravet, (the river was flooded so we couldn't use the old ferry) Mount Caro, (saw some deer), L'Ametlla, but our favourite days out were spent on the Delta. Amazing long sandy beaches that stretched for miles and were always empty, lots of flamingoes and wild life.
The house has everything you need and is immaculately clean. My favourite part of the house was the lovely terrace off the bedroom that gets the sun all day. The arrangement with Heidi to guide us to the house worked well and Heidi was a great help when my husband stupidly locked the car with the keys inside!! Just one small suggestion, a tool kit would have been useful!
A fantastic holiday, thank you to owners for letting us share their "paradise" in true Spain away from all the tourists!
Thankyou for your review. We are so pleased that you enjoyed your stay at Casa Elise.
It sounds like you had a great time exploring the local area and some of our local towns and villages.
Sorry to hear that the Miravet ferry was not running as it is such a pleasure to experience that short journey.
I will pass your kind comments to Heidi and will also look to providing a small tool kit in the house for those unexpected events!
We hope you may decide to return to Casa Elise one day to experience even more of the sights and experiences to be enjoyed nearby or just to relax by the pool or top up your tan on the terrace.
Excellent country house in a brilliant location
Property is well designed with everything you need. Comfortable and an excellent place for a relaxed holiday with lots of opportunity for sight seeing
Thank you for your review and its great to hear that you enjoyed your stay at Casa Elise as well as exploring some of surrounding area. We look forward to welcoming you back in the future when you will be able to experience more of the beauty of the area around Tarragona and maybe further south towards Valencia.
Un endroit paisible pour des vacances reposantes
Nous avons passé 2 semaines à Casa Elise, au calme au milieu des oliviers. La piscine permet de se rafraîchir, les enfants s'y sont vraiment bien amusés! sa profondeur permet à tous de profiter au maximum, il est tout de difficile d'y faire des longueurs de nage!
Sharon et Mike nous ont fait un bel accueil ! La maison est bien équipée et très propre. Nous recommandons cette location sans hésitation ! Merci à Ruth !
Merci pour vos gentils commentaires, nous sommes ravis que vous ayez apprécié votre séjour à Casa Elise et que vous aimeriez vous accueillir à nouveau.
We are situated 5 minutes by car from L'Ampolla, a traditional Catalan fishing town. (You can walk there through the olive groves in 30 minutes). It has a beautiful Marina and has plenty of excellent restaurants where you can sample the local cuisine. There are many festivals and traditions throughout the year including Oyster day which takes place in May, where you can taste the daily catch. L'Ampolla has many beautiful beaches most of them are blue flag. The Ebro Delta is famous for its rice production, and its fishing. This area is a major migration point for many species of birds and local hides and lagoons offer excellent bird watching and photography opportunities.
There are many places of interest nearby, for example Miravet with its historic castle and fabulous breathtaking views.
Many of the local towns produce their own wine, which you can sample.
Porta Ventura, one of the largest theme parks in Europe with its own water park, is on your doorstep. Salou, also nearby has fabulous blue flag beaches, water sports,discos and bars.
Porta Ventura and Salou are a short train journey away while Barcelona and Valencia can be reached within 2 hours on a regular cheap train service.