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SECLUDED VILLA WITH POOL & LARGE GARDEN - FABULOUS VIEWS OF GIRONA

Joy Baker

Advertiser since: 2007
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Speaks: english
Sleeps8
Bedrooms 4
Bathrooms2
Half Baths1
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights

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SECLUDED VILLA WITH POOL & LARGE GARDEN - FABULOUS VIEWS OF GIRONA

Sleeps8
Bedrooms 4
Bathrooms2
Half Baths1
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights

Overview

Overview

Girona City Villa Rental Photos and Description

Large secure house, garden with playroom, 2 balconies, Old Town 15mins by foot

4-Bedroom(each with a fan and 2 with hairdriers) detached villa with large garden overlooking Girona old quarter. Big sun terraces. Fine views. 15 mins (quiet lanes) walk from old quarter and great bars and restaurants. 35 mins drive to beautiful beaches. 90 mins to Pyrennees and one hour to Barcelona. Large secluded pool. Located in quiet residential district on Montjuic hill. Views for 25Km over Girona valley. Perfect location for varied family holiday. Available short or extended let - all through year. 5 championship golf courses - 20 mins drive. Plenty of space for kids including very large playroom. Garden fully fenced in with large evergreen hedge. Private estate (no houses) behind. Perfect for no-car holiday. Buses (100M away) leave every 15 mins for old town. Taxis 5 mins.

Nice walking in woods and open country 10 mins up hill behind house. Well-equipped small shop 5 mins walk up hill past old fort. House has central heating and working fireplace for non-Summer rentals. Lovely local neighbours. Safe car-parking.

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Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • pets considered
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair accessible
Joy Baker (Owner)
Advertiser since: 2007
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Speaks: english

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Sleeps8
Bedrooms 4
Bathrooms2
Half Baths1
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights
Travel with confidence
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Guaranteed, secure, with no booking fees
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Reviews

4.4
based on 12 traveler reviews

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Secluded villa with pool & large garden - fabulous views of Girona
average rating of 4.4166665 based on 12 reviews
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Secluded villa with pool & large garden - fabulous views of Girona
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p89385
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Girona City Costa Brava - Girona
5

Girona villa

  • 5 of 5
Our family of 4 stayed in this villa for 8 weeks. We had various extended family members visiting us throughout our stay, and the house was often full. This house met our needs very well. It slept 8 quite easily, bathrooms are adequate, and space plentiful. The outdoor spaces are beautiful, and our kids, despite the cooler temperatures in April this year, were in the pool almost daily. The house agents (Joy in UK; Cesar in Spain) were approachable and responded quickly to minor issues. The house is located in a fantastic location on Montjuic in Girona. The views from the decks are incredible. The walk up and down the hill was a challenge with a 2 year old, but the bus was available and inexpensive. We often walked to the Barri Vell (Old Town) for an evening gelato. We found that hauling groceries was difficult, and having a rental car for that purpose was an asset. The listing description was accurate, and we were pleasantly surprised at the spaciousness of the villa. The property was clean and well maintained. With a young family, we spent much time at the park near the Montjuic castle ruins (10 min walk), exploring in old town, and visiting Devesa Park on market days. We are a cycling family, and the villa was a perfect starting point for all local rides in Girona, as well as for hikes to Sant Miguel. We were in Girona during Flower Festival, and this house was also a perfect starting point for exploring that wonderful May event. Dogs were abundant, but in 8 wks only kept us up once, and weren't nearly as loud as jubilant football fans! We would return to this property.
  • Submitted: May 29, 2012
  • Stayed: Mar 2012
  • Source: HomeAway
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Secluded villa with pool & large garden - fabulous views of Girona
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p89385
+44 -(0)180 3858095
Girona City Costa Brava - Girona
Whitby, North Yorkshire
4

Well located Girona villa with pool

  • 4 of 5
The villa is perfect for a city holiday with access to the coast and all the amenities and attractions that Gerona can offer, along with a good sized pool for swimming and cooling off on a hot day. The pool area would benefit from some new pool furniture. We never tired of the view across the city, whether at breakfast time from the balcony or over an early evening drink before a night out. Access into the city was very easy and the return equally straightforward – a frequent bus service during the day and cheap taxi ride later in the evening. We hired a car but you could manage without one. Some better directions if driving from Gerona airport would have been helpful especially if you arrive at night! The villa is spacious – it accommodated nine of us quite easily – and well appointed. In high summer, every bedroom would benefit from a fan. The villa is in a quiet residential area and we were not bothered by noisy dogs.
In Gerona we’d recommend the cinema museum very highly – go on a Sunday when admission is free. Take a walk round the extensive remains of the city walls and visit the spectacular cathedral. The Ramblas is popular but we preferred, the Placa Independiencia, where there is a real buzz from the cafes and restaurants as the local enjoy a late night out or a morning coffee. Our favourite day trip was a 30 minute drive away – to the small town of Besalu, famous for its fortified bridge. It’s a little tourist oriented, but not excessively so, and the bridge is particularly photogenic. Take the short guided tour that includes the Mikve, one of only three surviving Jewish purification baths in Europe. Avoid the busy Dali sites at Figueras and Port Ligat and head for Gala’s house at Pubol (Salvador Dali bought it for his wife as a private retreat, now it’s a small but fascinating musuem) – it’s a gem. It’s also easy and cheap to go further afield by train, south to Barcelona or north to Port-Bou and the French border.
You might not normally consider staying in Gerona – many visitors to Spain only know it for its airport and never see the city. There can’t be many places where you can be so close to a historic city centre and yet be able to stay in a genuine retreat from the bustle of the city below. Try it!
  • Submitted: Nov 22, 2011
  • Stayed: Aug 2011
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for such a nice and informative review. We will certainly respond to your suggestions. The house is also now newly painted outside - ready for the coming year's guests! Please come back next year! The area surrounding Girona is full of very interesting things to do!
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Secluded villa with pool & large garden - fabulous views of Girona
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p89385
+44 -(0)180 3858095
Girona City Costa Brava - Girona
Northumberland, England
4

Would love to return to this villa

  • 4 of 5
Six (females) of us spent a most enjoyable few days at this lovely villa. Photos are spot on and the villa has everything you could possibly need for a fabulous holiday. The views are just spectacular! The villa is spotlessly clean and we all had plenty of space to chill out! Getting down the hill to Girona was no problem and only took a few minutes, we didn't tackle the climb back up but got either buses or taxis.
The booking agent (Joy) and agent in Spain (Cesar) were so helpful and I hope that we can all return for a longer stay as we all thoroughly enjoyed the break
  • Submitted: May 7, 2011
  • Stayed: Apr 2011
  • Source: HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Romantic Getaway
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Secluded villa with pool & large garden - fabulous views of Girona
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p89385
+44 -(0)180 3858095
Girona City Costa Brava - Girona
Cumbria
4

Excellent choice (despite the dogs)

  • 4 of 5
Our party of seven adults had a wonderful time in the villa. It is very spacious and has all the amenities that you could wish for apart from air conditioning. The pool is a decent size and is a great way to cool off after the steep walk up from town. Girona itself has plenty of museums, restaurants, shops, bars and even a tourist train to keep you occupied. While we were staying there was a partially completed villa on the next plot but no building activity going on.
About the dogs. The ones in the garden next door were very excitable and ran up and down behind the fence whenever someone walked along the path separating the two properties. This was alarming at first but we got used to it. There are other dogs in the neighborhood that bark ferociously when someone walks past their property. I don't think they are used to pedestrians. They can be avoided by using the bus, which seems to be fairly frequent, or getting a taxi up from town.
You could have a relaxing vacation here without a car but shopping might be a problem. The shop at the garage up the hill stocks basic things like bread, milk, wine and beer but the supermarkets are too far to walk. It's well worth checking out the local market on Saturdays and Tuesdays for fresh fruit and vegetables (and novelty underwear if that's your thing).
  • Submitted: Sep 29, 2010
  • Stayed: Aug 2010
  • Source: HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children
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Secluded villa with pool & large garden - fabulous views of Girona
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p89385
+44 -(0)180 3858095
Girona City Costa Brava - Girona
London, UK
4

A lovely villa

  • 4 of 5
After getting lost we finally loacted the villa. The agent Ceaser was kind enough to wait for us to hand over the key. The villa was lovely and very clean and equipped with everything that you could possibly need. The living and dinning area was big enough to accommodate our big group. The pool was really nice and clean and was lovely to swim in. The view from the balcany was amazing. We didn't walk down the hill as we hired out cars but it looked like you need to be really fit to do the walk up the hill. The only problem we had was that the living and dinning room was infested with flies. No matter how clean we kept those areas the flies did not go away, it was a nightmare to eat anything in those two rooms but we had no problems eating out in the balcony. Would definitely recommend to friends but will advise them to buy fly spray which we kept forgotting to buy.
Girona is a small beautiful town with lots of character and restaurants that you can eat out in.
  • Submitted: Aug 4, 2010
  • Stayed: Jul 2010
  • Source: HomeAway
Recommended for:  Girls Getaway, Tourists without a Car, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers
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Secluded villa with pool & large garden - fabulous views of Girona
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p89385
+44 -(0)180 3858095
Girona City Costa Brava - Girona
Manchester
3

Nice villa but..

  • 3 of 5
The villa is nice but the walk up and down the hill is not for the faint hearted!! also we found the "mad" barking dogs around the villa very annoying and at times intimidating, i also have never been asked to clean bathrooms and mop floors before i leave a property before, i would expect that to be included in the price. Having said all that Girona was lovely and would stay again but probably in a hotel, which we did on our last night as we found the bedrooms rather basic in the villa and we had tired of hiking up the hill. If you have children and want a base with a pool then the villa would meet your requirements, we did have a couple of nice lunches on the balcomy and read our books by the pool but overall it was not for us, we did feel a bit vunerable at night time.
  • Submitted: Nov 26, 2009
  • Stayed: Nov 2009
  • Source: HomeAway
Recommended for:  Families with Young Children
Owner's Response: There are no loose dogs anywhere in the neighbourhood which is a very upper middle class area consisting only of well separated family houses with big gardens. However all Southern European towns have some degree of dog noise at times. No-one has ever mentioned this problem to our agent in 3 years. Very occasionally the owner of a nearby house, who is a very famous breeder of Catalan mountain dogs, looks after new-born pups in her house for a short-while, and lets them loose in her large garden in the day - and is happy to show them to children - so this maybe what the reviewer experienced. Some additional furniture has been added to the bedrooms and we will seek to make them even nicer. The walk up from the town is a 15 minutes walk for those of very average fitness, but the hill is not recommended for older or very unfit people. People should avoid walking up teh road and should take the footpath - a nice walk through a little village with nice views of the city walls and cathedral. Taxis can be taken in the Praca de Independencia to the house in 5 mins for about 6 Euros. The house is also a great base for cycling and jogging around the Montjuic area which has forest around it and open countryside to the rear.

Map

Map

Nearest Airport
15 Kilometres
Girona, Costa Brava
Nearest Ferry
100 Kilometres
Barcelona
Nearest Train
3 Kilometres
Girona
Nearest Motorway
5 Kilometres
A7 Girona
Nearest Beach
40 Kilometres
Car: not necessary

Set on mountain (Montjuic) overlooking Girona City and the Ter Valley and mountains beyond. Very quiet smart residential location (large detached houses with large gardens). Private estate (no houses) behind the house. View to snow-covered Pyrennees in Winter. 15 mins quite walk (lane - no traffic) from Old Quarter (plenty of bars, restaurants and smart shops) and Cathedral, Arab Baths; Archaeology Museum; Jewish Museum; City walls etc. 10 minutes walk further up hill (behind house) to open countryside and forestland.

5 top class golf clubs within 20 minutes drive. Costa Brava - 30 mins drive. Pyrennees - 1 hour drive.

Girona (15 mins bus from airport) is a very attractive small city, full of Catalan character, great shopping, wonderful old city, lots of street cafes, plenty of things for kids to do - sun or rain. Lots and lots of history. Nice parks. Excellent cycling and walking nearby (eg Banyoles lake - 15 mins).

Other Activities: Canoeing

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Rates & Availability

Rates & Availability

Girona City Villa Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
Per property
Rental rates quoted in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
Low Season
Mar 1 - Apr 30
3 nights
£135
£650
 
 
Mid Season
May 1 - Jun 30
3 nights
£140
£750
 
 
High Season
Jul 1 - Aug 31
7 nights
£1,100
 
 
Mid Season
Sep 1 - Oct 31
3 nights
£140
£750
 

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit £300
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Amenities

Amenities

Girona City Villa Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • villa (detached)
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 250 m²
Location Type:
  • Rural
  • Town
Theme:
  • Family
  • Sports & Activities
General:
  • Fireplace
  • Garage
  • Heating
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
Kitchen:
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
Dining:
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 3 - toilet
  • All bathrooms are tiled fully in marble. Shared bathroom with twin basins and lots of cupboards. One bathroom is en-suite to the master bedroom.
Bedrooms:
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen , Balcony
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen , Balcony
    Bedroom 3 - 2 twin/ single , Balcony
    Bedroom 4 - 1 double , 1 sleep sofa /futon
  • All three main bedrooms have French doors to the upper balcony giving stunning views over the city and the mountains. Also have built-in wardrobes and heating. Main bedroom with marble-tiled en-suite bathroom with shower and bath. Second bathroom - marble-tiled with twin basins and bath/shower. Chair in lounge converts to extra single futon bed (allowing expansion to 9 guests if required).
Entertainment:
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
Outside:
  • Balcony
  • Barbecue
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Terrace
  • 8 garden chairs
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • pets considered
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair accessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Outdoor Pool
Onsite Services:
  • Car Available
Attractions:
  • churches
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • ruins
Leisure Activities:
  • horseback riding
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • golf
  • mountain biking
  • swimming
  • tennis
Notes:
Request that smokers not smoke in the house but use the balconies. Living room balcony with teak wood outdoor table and chairs for outdoor meals (with lighting and fan). Large second floor balcony for sunbathing, viewing the valley and mountains beyond or reading. Large gated driveway allows parking for several cars and play area for kids.

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