BEAUTIFUL MEXICAN-STYLE VILLA IN A MEDIEVAL BEACH TOWN ON THE COSTA BRAVA

Catalina Barratt and Jose Luis Garralda

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Sleeps10
Bedrooms 4
Bathrooms3
Half Baths1
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 7 nights

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BEAUTIFUL MEXICAN-STYLE VILLA IN A MEDIEVAL BEACH TOWN ON THE COSTA BRAVA

Begur Villa Rental Photos and Description

4 bedrooms incl. one private suite, 3 full baths and one half bath, sleeps 8-10

This stunning villa is located within walking distance of the village of Begur in the Costa Brava. It has been carefully designed in a Mexican architectural style with plenty of colors, large spacious rooms and lots of light. The villa has sea views towards the cove of Sa Riera. It has a large private garden and private swimming pool. It is ideal for a large family or two families taking a holiday together as there is plenty of room, an ideal location for visiting guests

This lovely Mexican-style house offers two stories with 300 square meters (3000sq.ft.) of living space on a 1500 square meter property just five minutes' walk below the medieval village of Begur. The property includes a lush private garden around a swimming pool at the foot of an ivy-covered cliff, all hemmed in by a tiled terrace skirting the entire house.

Broad pergolas wrapped in twisting vines of wisteria shade tables on either side of the house, and a little orchard sits on the gentle slope to one side. The master bedroom lets out onto an expansive thirty square meter private second floor terrace with views over the Mediterranean and its iconic Medes Islands.

A second bedroom is wrapped in its own terrace with a bridge to the top of the adjoining cliff. A spacious kitchen and a long living/dining area flank the rustic tiled entrance hall with its grandfather clock and open stair. Across the arched breezeway, the independent 'casita' has its own living room and en suite bath. The main hall is crowned with a pair of hand carved antique wooden doors painfully brought from Morocco. Two foot (30cm) thick walls on all sides preserve the quirky Mexican colonial tradition in which it was built, with gaily painted interior walls, rough baked tile floors and antique and rustic wood furnishings.

Nonetheless, the twenty-first century is alive and well, with high speed wi-fi in every room, and wide screen flat panel TVs, DVDs, and multi-language satellite television. The open-plan kitchen is state of the art, with a five-range gas stove, built-in charcoal grill, dual electric convection ovens, a dish washer, and washer and dryer in the adjoining pantry. A professional gas grill lets your grill master take the cooking outside, too. This house is furnished for living, and we live there most of the year, so you'll find nothing wanting. And since it was only completed a few years ago, all the amenities are modern and new.

The house sits on the steep hillside leading from the village center to Begur's most popular beach, Sa Riera. The Cap de Begur is a fan-shaped outcropping of rocky cliffs interspersed with deep cove beaches. The Cap is crowned by the picturesque Castell ('castle') around which the little town was built. From the ramparts of the Castell, one can look out over the nearby towns of Palafrugell, Palamos, Pals, and in the distance Dali's home town of Cadaques and even the French Pyrenees.

Besides the obvious tanning, bathing, and leisure opportunities offered by the town and its beaches, the area offers many, many opportunities for more organized activities for kids and grown-ups. Horseback riding, sky diving, spearfishing, sailing, go-carts, and of course the obligatory golf courses are just a few of the nearby attractions. Culture buffs will eat up the medieval towns, roman ruins, churches and old 'masias' (manor houses). Foodies will drool over everything from tapas to prime rib, while leisure professionals can just lay by the pool, drinking in the sun, the view and the Mediterranean breeze over a good summer read.

Please take a look at our other property next door. Across the bridge and up a little path, we can accommodate up to 18 people between the two:

http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p3594813

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Suitability:
  • pets not allowed
  • children welcome

Catalina Barratt and Jose Luis Garralda

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We are a couple from Latin America. Jose Luis is from Argentina and I am from Mexico. We have travelled extensively throughout Latin America and Europe and I have lived in Africa and Asia as well. We love to read, to walk. we love music and art as you will see from the decor in our house.

Catalina Barratt and Jose Luis Garralda purchased this villa in 2005

This house is unique in its decor with its Mexican Style architecture. It is very comfortable and cozy. It is very close to the beautiful town of Begur and within walking distance of the Sa Riera Beach.

It is surrounded by wonderful small towns to explore and great restaurants. It is close to the mountains as well where you can drive a small distance and enjoy a hike or a simple walk.

Sleeps10
Bedrooms 4
Bathrooms3
Half Baths1
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 7 nights
Contact the owner directly to confirm reservation details and pay with an approved method (credit card, check, or bank transfer), to protect your payment up to $1,000.
Add vacation protection services to your booking
Three services to protect your trip:
Protect your payments in case you need to cancel.
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Reviews

5
based on 17 traveler reviews

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Beautiful Mexican-style villa in a medieval beach town on the Costa Brava
average rating of 5.0 based on 17 reviews
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Beautiful Mexican-style villa in a medieval beach town on the Costa Brava
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p912682
+34 608246034
Begur Baix Emporda
Fountain Hills, Arizona,USA
5

A MAGICAL PLACE

  • 5 of 5
Casa Olinda is one of the most beautifl homes in all of Begur. It is beautiflly situated on a hill with a great view of the Mediterranean sea and lush greenery and follage complimenting the Mexican exterior. Inside it is vast with room for 10 or more. Each room is invitingly decorated with warm colors and colorful furnishings. The kitchen has everything you would need to make your stay comfortable. Many evenings we ate in under the covered veranda and just watched the sky change colors. Our host, Catalina, is so charming and makes sure every thing you need or might need is there. The basket of food and cava that greeted us was so thoughtful and absolutly delicious.Our granddaughters throughly enjoyed swimming in the pool and we all appreciated Catalina taking time out to show us how to make one of the peasant dishes of the area. Her reccomendations as to places to visit and restauants to try were excellent and gave us a trure flavor of the area. She went out of her way to meet our needs and even had a friend make a special paella for us . Such kindness was so appreciated. Our family felt so welcome and will return again.
  • Submitted: Jul 17, 2014
  • Stayed: Jun 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Tourists without a Car, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
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Beautiful Mexican-style villa in a medieval beach town on the Costa Brava
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p912682
+34 608246034
Begur Baix Emporda
5

WONDERFUL EXPERIENCE AT CASA OLINDA

  • 5 of 5
Casa Olinda exceeded our expectations! We were a group of four couples visiting Catalonia for the first time. The home has been lovingly designed and furnished, and the grounds were beautifully manicured. The kitchen was well stocked and Catalina even provided her Japanese green tea for my husband (the sole tea drinker). We had cocktails on the terrace overlooking the Mediterranean and dined many nights on the wisteria covered patio. The location was perfect for walking into town and exploring the beaches. Catalina provided our group with arrangements for a sailboat ride, trip to the Pyrenees, and a private chef that came to the villa to prepare Paella. We hope to return one day to enjoy this beautiful home!
  • Submitted: Jun 29, 2014
  • Stayed: Jun 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: For us it was a great pleasure to have Scott, Amy and their family stay with us. They are wonderful fun and great guests!! We are very happy that they had a good vacation and had the chance to explore this lovely area. We hope to have them back again!!!
business
Beautiful Mexican-style villa in a medieval beach town on the Costa Brava
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p912682
+34 608246034
Begur Baix Emporda
5

ABSOLUTELY LOVED IT!!

  • 5 of 5
Our family stayed at this lovely property while on vacation in Costa Brava and had a fabulous experience. The owner was most gracious and helpful with our every need from inquiry through departure. The property itself is simply charming with a great kitchen to cook in, wonderful dining spaces, beautiful gardens, and fabulous views. The bedrooms were not only charming but extremely comfortable as well. As far as location goes, this house was perfect. We enjoyed morning walks into town to pick up provisions (bakery, cheese store, market, etc.) as well as walking through the woods to the beach. Begur also was a great central point to begin explorations of other Costa Brava towns. If you stay at this property, be sure to ask Catalina to arrange a bike tour for you as this turned out to be a highlight of our trip. 5 stars all around. We loved our stay here!
  • Submitted: Jun 9, 2014
  • Stayed: May 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Tourists without a Car, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for such a wonderful review!!! It was our pleasure to have you in Begur and meet your lovely family.We hope you return again and get to see more of the Costa Brava!!!
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Beautiful Mexican-style villa in a medieval beach town on the Costa Brava
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p912682
+34 608246034
Begur Baix Emporda
Bay Area
5

FABULOUS HOUSE, AMAZING LOCATION

  • 5 of 5
My wife and I and three kids (5,7,9 yrs) spent a week at the villa in July 2013. The house was impeccable, the views were beautiful, and the location was ideal. Its a 5 minute walk to the medieval town of Begur. It is a 20 minute walk, down a magical path, to an incredible beach. It is 5 minutes drive to three other famous beaches that were among the top beaches in all of Spain, according to Fodors. The owner was very sweet and hospitable. She was available for any questions, additional needs etc. The pool and the grounds are quite special. My kids rarely wanted to leave. I would highly recommend this villa. Our family only rents top-end villas and this was definitely one of them.
  • Submitted: Sep 28, 2013
  • Stayed: Jul 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: Eric and his family were wonderful guests. We are very happy that they had such a great time and enjoy the surrounds which we must say, are beautiful. We hope they will come back again.
business
Beautiful Mexican-style villa in a medieval beach town on the Costa Brava
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p912682
+34 608246034
Begur Baix Emporda
5

EXCELLENT

  • 5 of 5
We are 3 retired couples with a broad experience of villa holidays together and this was one of our best. In keeping with other reviews of this property we were delighted with the facilities, inside and out, and with its position with its terrific views and easy access to the town and local beaches.We felt very much at home. Catalina and Jose made us very welcome and nothing was too much trouble for them and we appreciated their advice and help.
We were extremely pleased with our choice of villa and can highly recommend it
  • Submitted: Sep 19, 2013
  • Stayed: Sep 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: We were delighted that Rosemary, Howard and their friends had such a good time, our goal is always to please. They were also wonderful guests!! very considerate and easy to please. We hope to be able to welcome them again. Thanks you for visiting us!!
business
Beautiful Mexican-style villa in a medieval beach town on the Costa Brava
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p912682
+34 608246034
Begur Baix Emporda
5

PERFECT!

  • 5 of 5
Villa Olinda is the most beautiful house!
We were a family group of ten aged nine to seventy-two and all of us loved our week at the villa.
The surrounding area is stunningly beautiful, but it was
very hard to tear ourselves away from our little piece of heaven!
Breakfast and lunch were very leisurely affairs on the patio under the shade of the wisteria (some dinners also).
The garden and pool accommodated us all with plenty of space giving us sun and shade
The house, the perfect Hacienda, had the most stunning views from all of it's bedrooms/balconies.
Catalina and Jose Luis were the perfect hosts, from providing a delicious surprise welcome food basket to helping with advice on restaurants and running trails. They were also able to arrange a wonderful day's sailing around the hidden bays and beaches of the local coastline on a private 43ft yacht.
A perfect stay in a perfect villa!
We all look forward to going back.
  • Submitted: Aug 19, 2013
  • Stayed: Jul 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you SO much Kate for such a wonderful review!!! but most of all we are so happy that you had such a great time sharing the week with your family and taking such lovely memories with you. Again, we thank you for choosing our house and we hope we will see you again soon. Catalina & Jose Luis]

Map

Nearest Airport
35 Kilometres
Costa Brava International Airport
Nearest Ferry
125 Kilometres
Barcelona
Nearest Train
25 Kilometres
Flaca
Nearest Motorway
6 Kilometres
C-60 Palafrugell
Nearest Beach
1 Kilometres
Sa Riera
Nearest Barpub
500 Metres
Many in Town Centre
Nearest Ski
150 Kilometres
La Molina, Puigcerda
Nearest Golf
10 Kilometres
Pals
Nearest Restaurant
500 Metres
Many in Town Centre
Car: necessary

Begur is a picturesque Catalonian town dating back to the Middle Ages. Perched on a steep escarpment overlooking the Medes Islands, it's packed with shops, restaurants and nightlife. Since the fifties, it has served as an exclusive escape for the region's celebrities and discerning vacationers. Today the town and its surroundings offer a panoply of attractions and amenities. Morning sunbathers can bake on one of seven isolated cove beaches before retiring for a leisurely lunch at home or in town. After the traditional Spanish siesta, the village streets liven up as locals and tourists alike take the aperitivo in one of the outdoor cafes on the village square. If your lucky, you can join the village elders dancing the Sardana in great twirling circles to the cacophony of a traditional orchestra after dinner. When you're ready to head in, home is just a five minute walk down the winding beach road.

Other Activities: Besides the string of beaches that surround our little hamlet, Begur's environs offer a variety of activities and amenities. Nearby you can explore the stunning medieval town of Pals, with its splendid Gothic buildings and winding cobbled streets. Just 40km (25 miles) away, you'll visit Dali's birthplace of Figueres, where you can find his museum, stopping off on the way home at the castle the eccentric artist built for his beloved Gala. A fifteen minute drive will take you to La Bisbal D'Emporda, best known for its ceramics and the nearby Roman ruins at Ullastret. The provincial capital of Girona offers its own old town with Roman and Moorish roots, as well as modern amenities for shopping, dining, and a night on the town. For those eager to try their luck, the famous Perelada Casino will not disappoint, while their more comfort-oriented companions can enjoy its luxury spa. Horseback riding, go carts, and skydiving are just a few more of the neighborhood's offerings.

Golf: The Costa Brava was recently voted 'the best emerging golf destination world wide.' The moderate climate of this area makes it an ideal place for enjoying golf and it offers a number clubs: Perelada, Torremirona, Mas Pages, Gualta, Mas Now (d'Aro) & L'angel de Lloret. The nearest, Serres de Pals is only ten minutes away. The 18 hole, par 72 course runs among pine woods, olive trees, rice fields and water features. The course flows smoothly over the original curves of the land and has three areas; Links - a reminder of British charm, Woods - holes among trees, and Lakes.

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Begur Villa Rental Rates

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Rental rates quoted in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
Peak Summer
Jul 5 2014 - Aug 29 2014
7 night minimum stay
€3,800
 
 
Late Summer
Aug 30 2014 - Sep 26 2014
7 night minimum stay
€2,350
 
 
Fall and Pre Christmas
Sep 27 2014 - Dec 19 2014
7 night minimum stay
€1,800
 
 
Christmas & New Year's
Dec 20 2014 - Jan 2 2015
7 night minimum stay
€2,000
 

Notes

  • 2000
  • These rates are all inclusive. Cleaning takes place at the end of the rental period. Multiple week stays will include a cleaning each week. Sheets and bath towels are included as are beach/pool towels.
  • Payment is accepted in euros.

    A 30% deposit is required to secure dates, with the balance due eight weeks prior to arrival. A 400 euro damage deposit will be required on arrival, and refunded upon departure.

Amenities

Begur Villa Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • villa
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 320 m²
Location Type:
  • Near The Ocean ...
  • Village ...
  • Ocean View
Theme:
  • Family
  • Away From It All
General:
  • Iron & Board
  • Secure Parking
  • Internet
  • Towels Provided
  • Wireless Internet
  • Parking Off Street
  • Parking On Street
  • Living Room
  • Intercom System
  • Carport
  • Heating
  • Linens Provided
  • Activities Guide
  • Water Cooler
  • Filtered Water
  • Hair Dryer
  • Local Maps
  • Paper Towels
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Security System
  • Shampoo
  • Basic Soaps
  • Toilet Paper
  • Washing Machine
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Parking
Kitchen:
  • Kitchen
  • Coffee Maker
  • Toaster
  • Grill
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Blender
  • Ice Maker
  • Mini Refrigerator
  • Pantry Items
  • Stove
  • Dishwasher
  • Refrigerator
  • Freezer
  • Oven
  • Microwave
Dining:
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 12 people
Bathrooms:
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Master - toilet , tub , shower , bidet , en suite
    West - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Hall - toilet
    Casita - toilet , combination tub/shower , en suite
Bedrooms:
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • Master - 1 king
    Casita - 1 queen , 1 baby crib , 1 sleep sofa /futon
    West - 1 double , 2 twin/ single , can be joined to make a queen.
    Middle - 1 queen
Entertainment:
  • Television
  • Satellite / Cable
  • VCR
  • Radio
  • Stereo
  • CD Player
  • Audio Tape Player
  • Games
  • Ping Pong Table
  • DVD Player
Outside:
  • Outdoor Entertainment Area
  • Fully Fenced Property
  • Bicycles
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Patio
  • Porch / Veranda
  • Unscreened Porch / Veranda
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Barbecue
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Terrace
  • Balcony
  • 8 garden chairs
Suitability:
  • pets not allowed
  • children welcome
Pool / Spa:
  • Outdoor Pool
  • In Ground Pool
  • Private Pool
Attractions:
  • autumn foliage
  • bay/sound
  • caves
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • forests
  • library
  • marina
  • nude beach
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • live theater
  • winery tours
  • restaurants
  • ruins
Leisure Activities:
  • walking
  • horseback riding
  • sight seeing
  • paddle boating
  • antiquing
  • gambling casinos
  • bird watching
  • scenic drives
Local Services & Businesses:
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • fitness center
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • snorkeling
  • sound/bay fishing
  • spelunking
  • surf fishing
  • golf privileges optional
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • pier fishing
  • mountain climbing
  • fly fishing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • skiing
  • golf
  • wind-surfing
  • water skiing
  • mountain biking
  • paragliding
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling