STUNNING PROPERTY SURROUNDED BY NATURE, 5 MIN TO BEACHES. MAX. PRIVACY

Sylvia - Roger

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Sleeps11
Bedrooms 5
Bathrooms5
Half Baths1
Property type farmhouse
Minimum Stay 7 nights

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5 bedrooms, 4 bathrooms, 1 half bath sleeps 11

“Mas Saline” is a wonderful stone farmhouse set right in the middle of nature, close to Girona and Barcelona, but in a different world altogether. Located in the heart of the Costa Brava, in a privileged place 5 min to Pals golden sand beaches. The property is a paradise for families with children. Peacefully secluded between the fields and connected to the world by a farm road surrounded by apple and sunflower fields. The house, totally renovated in 2005 is right in the middle of a property of 5 hectares of land in full production of Golden Apples, Extra Virgin Olive Oil and alfalfa that is used to feed the family of horses and ponies that are living in the estate. The house is on two levels and is a perfect example of tasteful, rural elegance.

A Mediterranean vegetable garden maintained by our gardener, provides fresh vegetables at hand for self-consumption or to offer to friends, what can be better than saying to a guest 'We are sure that it's fresh because we just picked it from the vegetable garden

Functional and tasteful: The entire house is decorated with a functional yet cool taste, meant to give people all what's needed to have a luxurious and comfortable stay. Large 650 sq foot kitchen area, fully equipped with generous working space for gastronomy lovers. Thick teak 250cm dining table with 12 chairs flanked by a big fireplace with a restored original stone bread oven. All bedrooms have good beds and impressive views of all the Emporda plain and the Castle of Montgri. Bathrooms are complete and the 3 livings are very comfortable. Charming and cozy room with TV and game console. Spacious office with WiFi broadband connection. Old stone walled stable and porched patio, which is perfect for intimate lunches al fresco, and romantic candle light diners. Thanks to the stone walls, the house is fresh in summer, and very comfortable in our temperate winters. Equipped with double glass windows and modern central heating system for winter season.

Seasons:

Spring time is explosive in our property; nature begins to flow in torrents. Birds nesting and crops growing. Wonderful sky light and crystal clear atmosphere. Landscape is just green.

Summer: Our Mediterranean orchard is in full production: potatoes, tomatoes, onions, carrots and lettuce, eggplants, red and green peppers, melon, watermelon, beans, peas, mint. Plums, apricot and peaches...

Apple harvest season: starting early september, harvesters enter the estate to collect more than 100 tm of fresh and juicy Golden Apples. Really worth to be around during these dates to get some… an apple a day keeps the doctor away!

Olive harvest season: from october to december we work on the Extra Virgin Olive harvesting and we produce our own Extra Virgin Olive Oil. Imperative to visit during these dates to get some bottles of this unique Extra Virgin Oil, to take home.

Winter season: life in our property is so peaceful and enriching for the soul. 3 large fireplaces, and tons of the best wood stored in the old stable, are ready for your calm evenings of reading, family meeting and relax.

Activities: Winter and Spring are the best seasons to practice horseback riding and cycling in our property. The weather is fresh but the Mediterranean sun shines almost every day. During winter/spring, horses love to gallop across the farm roads which lead to small medieval villages. The best reward before going back home is a long gallop across the dunes of Pals beach, which are 10 km long.

The Golf lovers will like to hear that the prestigious “Emporda Golf Resort” (18 links / 18 forests), and the “Pitch and Putt Gualta”, both are at a mere 3 min distance from the property across the farm road.

Diving and Water sports in the 'Medas Islands' diving resort, in Estartit, 10 min away by car.

Cool nightlife with fashionable places in almost every small village in the area. One of the coolest open air nightclub/restaurants in south Europe: the “Mas Sorrer Jazz Bar” is located in the other end of the farm road.

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Suitability:
  • pets considered
  • children welcome

Sylvia - Roger

This advertiser has been with HomeAway.com since 2011
Speaks french, spanish, english
Enter your email address to view the phone number
Sleeps11
Bedrooms 5
Bathrooms5
Half Baths1
Property type farmhouse
Minimum Stay 7 nights
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Guaranteed, secure, with no booking fees
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4.9
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Stunning property surrounded by nature, 5 min to beaches. Max. privacy
average rating of 4.875 based on 8 reviews
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Stunning property surrounded by nature, 5 min to beaches. Max. privacy
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Pals Baix Emporda
Rotterdam, Netherlands
5

A COUNTRY-SIDE OASIS, WITHIN REACH OF BEACHES!

  • 5 of 5
First thing that comes to mind is the warm hospitality and cooperativeness of the house owner. Roger and his family are very friendly people, a warm thanks goes out to them for making us have a splendid time at their lovely country house.

The craftly restored house is beautifully located in between farm fields with apples and corn. Harvesting was on when we rented the house in the month of September, the kids just loved it! Our eldest daughter of three enjoyed the horses that live on the property, and she actually loved sitting on Bamba the pony several times. Feeding apples to the horses was a fun ritual, as well as our daily treat of four fresh chicken eggs from the child friendly chicken on the property. The kids also made friends with Mitsie the cat that lives there and showed up off and on. All on all, a heaven for kids, with the large open garden and classic formed swimming pool well-constructed for kids.

The house interior is also child proof, and consisted of a well equipped kitchen with great large oven, a spacious eating table, and kids’ corner. There was a play room which we hardly used because of the great outdoors and weather we enjoyed the entire month. The bedrooms were comfortable as were the bathrooms, all very decent and in proper shape. The office was also well equipped for some works while having fun. The TV-room offers a decent collection of children’s movies which we watched once or twice after a long day of sun and fun.

A large grocery chain is within 5 minutes’ drive as is the town of Torroella de Montgri with all possible shops, amongst which a fabulours butcher and bakery as well as a classy coffee bar with decent prices. The closest beach is on a 10-15 minute drive which is indeed very close-by allowing for the flexibility to go to the beach in mornings or afternoons, while being able to enjoy lunch at home under the tree in the spacious garden. The area is top-notch, not for nothing is it called Trainglo d’Or for its slopped hills and beautiful medieval villages which offer great site seeing and mouthwatering restaurants. All in all, plenty of enjoyable things in and around the house, and the region.


We look back to the house with a great smile and advise anyone interested in renting a country house in the region, to pick this one as you choice. We fell in love with the area and the house, definitely it’s well worth the money spent.
Thanks once again to Roger, Silvia, and the kids.
  • Submitted: Oct 12, 2013
  • Stayed: Sep 2013
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London
5

WONDERFUL IN EVERY WAY

  • 5 of 5
We adored our stay at Mas Saline, the superbly converted farmhouse offered ample and spacious accommodation for our family stay, in a superb setting amongst apple orchards and olive groves.

Its location was perfect for exploring this beautiful area of Catalonia. We really enjoyed exploring the immediate countryside, there are several beautifully preserved medieval villages within easy cycling distance. The last day we did part of the 'Cami de Ronda', an ancient smugglers path along the stunning coastal scenery of the Costa Brava. The section we did, between the beach at Castell and Calella de Palafrugell is beautiful, with stunning virgin coves along the way.

The house and area are just stunning!, and going in late may was probably perfect - not too hot, not so crowded.

We are hoping to come back as we didn't have enough time to see it all!. Thank you for all your help in making it a magical week for us all, we enjoyed our stay immensely!
  • Submitted: Aug 20, 2013
  • Stayed: May 2013
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4

IDYLLIC SETTING FOR FAMILY VACATION

  • 4 of 5
Mas Saline is a charming, rustic farmhouse conveniently located close to Torroella de Montgri in the heart of the Costa Brava. The owners, Roger and Silvia, are very sweet, lovely people. The house is comfortable and there was plenty of space for 12 people. Our family had a wonderful time cooking in the large kitchen, and picking tree-ripened plums from the garden while the kids splashed in the pool. The kids also enjoyed petting the gentle horses which we could see from the house. Mornings were calm and lit with golden light on the apple and corn fields and the chirps of birds. We went scuba diving at L'estartit in the Illes Medes marine preserve just 15 mins away. The ruins of Empuries are 20 mins. Girona 30 mins. Cadaqués was 1 hr 20 mins drive, Dalí Castell de Púbol 15 mins. Also nearby are the gorgeous coves and beaches of Begur and Llafranc. I would heartily recommend the house to others. The only drawbacks were that it is a little dark inside the house, and the ceramic tile floors are rough on the feet, so I recommend bringing some house slippers to wear when inside. If you are looking for a peaceful and authentic location, this is it.
  • Submitted: Jul 9, 2013
  • Stayed: Jun 2013
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Pals Baix Emporda
5

AMAZING FIND IN A BEAUTIFUL REGION

  • 5 of 5
My family spent a week at Mas Saline to celebrate my parents 50th wedding anniversary. We had three generations staying at the house and it could not have been more perfect. The house is wonderful--lots of room, fantastic grounds, and wonderful amenities. We were simply in heaven.

The house is situated in a fantastic region to explore--lots of wonderful medieval towns to explore, the beach is a 10 minute drive. You can hike, bike, or simply relax. The village of Torroella di Montgri was very charming and we had our favorite meat shop and pastry shop. Roger and Silvia are incredibly sweet and took fantastic care of us. They can recommend things to do, places to eat, and ways to have fun. We happened to be there during the Festival of Sant Joan which was very special. We saw the most amazing fireworks.

We did not want to leave the house. We had three teenagers who were happy with the WiFi and the pool, and being able to explore the grounds. We had lots of room for the eight of us, although we always seemed to gather in the large kitchen! Sitting outside and listening to the birds and enjoying the constant breeze was incredibly relaxing.

If you want a wonderful retreat in a beautiful area--this is the place to stay. The house is wonderful--right out of a movie! Roger and Silvia will take wonderful care of you and you will have an amazing time!
  • Submitted: Jul 4, 2013
  • Stayed: Jun 2013
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Recommended for:  Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children
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5

A FIVE STAR HOUSE FROM FIVE STAR OWNERS

  • 5 of 5
My family spent a week at Mas Saline this past July of 2012. I am from Barcelona myself, married to an American from New Jersey. We currently live in the US and this past summer I wanted to have my American family to experience the "Costa Brava", our food, our landscapes, the history and our people. We looked over and over for the perfect place and, we finally we came across with Mas Saline. What to say about Mas Saline, Roger and Silvia (the owners)...
I, personally, have since been dreaming of those breezy afternoons sitting outside, the smell of the lavender they have planted in the magnificent outdoor space, the delicious good taste in decorating the typical Catalan farm house from the XVIII century, the dinners we had "al fresco" with the local wines, the plumb tree in front of the house with the sweetest plumbs... It was also the best experience for our two years old daughter and her cousin, who were able to run outside with the horses they have in the property and the perfect pool for kids and adults, as well as the garden with fresh produce. The house has all the amenities for kids and, you can tell the owners have kids of their own.
Mas Saline is close to the beaches and medieval towns and, at the same time, you have all the privacy you wish for.
We will definitely repeat the experience whenever we have the chance. Roger and his wife, Silvia, will help you with anything you may need and are very responsive.
As a final note, I wanted to mention my father in law's last night at the house when he made a toast, he got all emotional and said that this had been one of the best, if not the best vacation of his life. Mission accomplished...

Thank you Mas Saline! Thank you Roger and Silvia!
  • Submitted: Dec 3, 2012
  • Stayed: Jul 2012
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Pals Baix Emporda
San Mateo, California, USA
5

PARADISE FOR FAMILIES

  • 5 of 5
We (5 adults/6 kids) have stayed for a week at this wonderful family retreat, which boast tasteful interior, ample space inside and outside of the house, TV, Internet, swimming pool and horses. The house has been restored with charming details by owners Sylvia and Roger, who were also extremely helpful when preparing our trip, checking in, providing us with useful local information and being also very responsive during our stay. Roger helped us to organize horse back riding lessons for the kids in the evenings on the property and the surrounding fields, an unfogettable experience for all of us.
The vicinity of golf courses, beaches, supermarkets and local shops (all about 10 minutes by car) made our stay convenient and memorable. While there are plenty of attractive dining options around we found ourselves staying home every night of the week enjoying the wonderful setting and local food.
I would (and have already) recommend this property to my friends.
  • Submitted: Aug 30, 2012
  • Stayed: Aug 2012
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Map

Nearest Airport
45 Kilometres
Girona Airport
Nearest Ferry
130 Kilometres
Barcelona
Nearest Train
30 Kilometres
Girona
Nearest Motorway
30 Kilometres
Girona
Nearest Beach
5 Kilometres
Pals Beach
Nearest Barpub
450 Metres
Mas Sorrer Jazz Bar
Nearest Ski
150 Kilometres
Pyrenees
Nearest Golf
750 Metres
Emporda Golf Resort (18 links + 18 forest)
Nearest Restaurant
450 Metres
Gualta Pitch & Putt Restaurant
Car: necessary

Baix Emporda, is an unmatchable area to visit during all year round thanks to our Mediterranean climate. The sandy and sunny beaches mix with the rugged coastline and the numerous medieval villages, where daily 'slow food' markets take place. Sport activities: golf, water sports, horseback riding, biking, diving, ultralight and plane flying. Numerous expressions of art take place all year round, Dali museums, gastronomy forums and many places of cultural and historic interest which are a must visit for the travellers with cultural inquietudes.

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Pals Farmhouse Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
Summer Peak
Jul 12 2014 - Aug 31 2014
7 night minimum stay
€3,465
 
 
Summer
Sep 1 2014 - Sep 13 2014
7 night minimum stay
€2,450
 
 
Harvest Season
Sep 14 2014 - Dec 20 2014
7 night minimum stay
€1,785
 
 
Christmas & Easter
Dec 21 2014 - Jan 10 2015
7 night minimum stay
€2,450
 
 
My Standard Rate
7 night minimum stay
€1,785
 

Additional information about rental rates

Booking Deposit of 30% to secure the booking.
Remaining 70% is to be paid 45 days before arrival date.
Notes Changeover day is Saturday in peak season. During other seasons the changeover day can be adjusted.
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Amenities

Pals Farmhouse Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • farmhouse
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 650 m²
Location Type:
  • Near The Ocean
  • Rural
Theme:
  • Farm Holidays
  • Family
  • Away From It All
  • Rustic
General:
  • Washing Machine
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Iron & Board
  • Mobile Phone
  • Wireless Internet
  • Internet ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Sunbed
  • Heating
  • Linens Provided
  • Study Room
  • Living Area
  • Activities Guide
  • Firewood
  • Hair Dryer
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Parking Off Street
Kitchen:
  • Dishwasher
  • Refrigerator
  • Freezer
  • Stove
  • Oven
  • Microwave
  • Grill
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Coffee Maker
  • Toaster
  • Cooking Utensils
Dining:
  • Dining Area
  • Child's Highchair
  • seating for 12 people
Bathrooms:
  • 5 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower , jetted tub
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower , Jetted Massage shower
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 4 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 5 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 6 - toilet
Bedrooms:
  • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 11
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 3 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 4 - 3 twin/ single
    Bedroom 5 - 1 double
  • In the east wing: the northern suite with a mahogany antique Queen bed, a private fireplace, impressive views of the Castle of Montgri and en suite shower massage. The south oriented Suite with a private large arched terrace, has impressive views of the fields of Emporda. The room has a king bed that can be made into twin beds and an en suite bathroom with jacuzzi. In the west wing there are two very spacious bedrooms; a large double room with double bed and very nice views to the garden and pool area ; and a charming and cosy triple bedroom, ideal for the children. There is a shared complete bathroom on this wing, with nice sunset views to the fields where the horses graze. Another double room is available in the ground level.
Entertainment:
  • DVD Player
  • Television
  • Radio
  • Stereo
  • CD Player
  • Audio Tape Player
  • Books
  • Books for Kids
  • Games
  • Games for Kids
  • Music Library
  • Toys
  • Video Game Console
  • Video Games
Outside:
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Terrace
  • Balcony
  • Barbecue
  • Patio
  • Porch / Veranda
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lanai / Gazebo
  • Outdoor Furniture
Suitability:
  • pets considered
  • children welcome
Pool / Spa:
  • Private Pool
  • Jacuzzi
Onsite Services:
  • Private Chef
Attractions:
  • bay/sound
  • botanical garden
  • caves
  • churches
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • water parks
  • reefs
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • winery tours
  • live theater
  • festivals
Leisure Activities:
  • eco tourism
  • walking
  • horseback riding
  • photography
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • antiquing
  • gambling casinos
  • sight seeing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • Babysitter
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • pier fishing
  • deepsea fishing
  • snorkeling
  • sound/bay fishing
  • golf privileges optional
  • hiking
  • hunting small game
  • jet skiing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • golf
  • wind-surfing
  • water skiing
  • mountain biking
  • sailing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • equestrian events
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • surfing
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