Imposing private detached luxury villa with 4 bedrooms and 2 bathrooms for rent situated in an excellent and quiet location near Platja de Pals. Located in a secluded position the villa, on a 700m2 plot, is just 15 min walk from the beach. The villa has been recently redecorated and has a new fitted kitchen and luxury bathroom. It is equipped with satellite TV, washing machine, and other modern amenities. The house is ideal for 2 families or an extended family wishing to share holiday accommodation but at the same time maintaining some independence.
4 bed villa in Platja de Pals, peaceful location close to beach
- english, french, spanish, italian
- Calendar last updated:
- Jan 15, 2019
Pool / Spa
Check-in: 3:00 PM
Check-out: 11:00 AM
100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
Young family of 2.5 & 4.5 plus M&D looking for a relaxing 2 week break. Specifically looking for an area with fewer Brits and little bit of local character. Fabulous location as it ticked these boxes with a choice of big long sandy beaches as well as little bays with local fishing villages and local cafes/restaurants. Great choice of other activities if wanted.
Villa was exactly as specified and had everything you need for a 2 week stay. Lovely pool setting and barbeque. All very easy and thoroughly enjoyed. Good value for money. Local agent is an acquired 'taste' apparently. You do need a car. Would revisit.
Great with reservations.
Thai villa is set in a hard to find but very peaceful location, it is lovely from the outside but a little basic inside although very reasonably priced. The benefit for us was that we could put our motorcycles in the garage and there was a self locking sliding gate for extra security. There were only two of us so we only used the ground floor, the first floor area is reached by an external staircase, possibly not suitable for everyone. The grounds were very pleasant and the pool was looked after very well. Just up the hill there are a couple of restaurants if you did not want to use a car. The beach was a fair trek and in fact we gave up walking and only visited by our van on our last day, it has several bars/restaurants. In mid June in this area it is still out of season but the camp site 100 metres away may be rowdy in season. I know this area well and if you like a holiday where you rarely hear English it is absolutely perfect and a bit of an undiscovered gem since there are no big hotels. The locals will be very helpful if you try a few words of Catalan or Spanish and the food locally is excellent but not cheap. Most of the visitors are French, German or Spanish.
We paid £15.00 per person for an inadequate amount of towels and bedding. My buddy who is a football fan was pretty hacked off when the advertised Sky TV did not exist because there was no viewing card. Our main gripe was that despite having called the local agent to say that we would be late they failed to leave the keys out and it was sleep in the van or in a local Hotel, having driven 900 miles non stop apart from fuel stops we opted for the hotel. The owner's reaction was that it had never happened before. We took in the Moto GP at the Circuit De. Cat alumna which was amazing.
I feel that the owner could be a bit more caring but do not be put off as if this Villa suits you it is very well priced if a little out of the way.
Overall, I think the review is fair and I am grateful for the positive comments. As far as the campsite is concerned, it remains remarkably quiet during high season (we are normally there for 3 weeks July and August) and I haven't had any noise complaints so far.
My responses to the critique are as follows:
Towels and bedding: I’m sorry these were sub-standard and will review what my local agent provides, and replace the stock if necessary;
Sky TV: this has nothing to do with the Sky card, but down to the fact that BBC and ITV have recently changed satellites and moved away from the Astra 2E Sky satellite. Unfortunately the new satellite is not accessible from Spain. We are looking at alternative internet solutions, but Sky News and other news channels are still available;
No keys left: again, I'm very sorry this happened, but it is true that in the 14 years that I have been renting this villa it is the first time it has happened. I remind all my guests to let me know in advance if there is any likelihood of arriving out of hours so that I can warn my agent to put out the keys - he has never let me down on this."
Nearest beach 15 minutes walk. This area of the Costa Brava is renown for its spectacular coastline with wide sandy beaches and small rocky coves.
The nearest airports are Gerona (40km, 40 minutes drive), and Barcelona (90km). Both are served by low cost airlines. A car is recommended to appreciate this area.
Nearest shops and restaurants 5 mins walk. Pals 7 km.
The area supports a wide range of sports. The coast is ideal for diving and snorkelling, as well as boating with a variety of boat hire outlets. Golf, tennis, riding, hiking and cycling, as well as extensive amenities for children and teenagers.
Las Islas Medeas offer some of the best diving in Spain. Regular excursions depart from L'Estartit, 20 mins drive away. There are numerous local diving clubs and schools, which offer courses and local dives along the coast or excursions to Las Islas Medeas.
Only a few kilometres inland you will find lively villages with impressive medieval architecture: Pals, Peratellada, Palau-Sator, Begur and a huge wealth of early Romantic churches and cloisters. Catalonia has a vibrant and rich culture - including the Dali museum in Figueres and Gerona with one of the most beautful pold town centres and cathedrals in Spain. A trip to Barcelona (90 minutes by train) and the Pyrenees are also within easy reach.
Notes on prices: Prices shown are for the property per week in UK Pounds.