We were looking for a peaceful end to our month-long trip to Spain, something near the Mediterranean with a laid back vibe. I was a tad worried. Everything I saw on the Costa Brava had been wrecked by high rise buildings and tacky shops. What I wanted was what I had seen on calendars: white houses, blue skies, sparkling seas, tan people wearing bikinis, postcard stuff. Cadaques was precisely that, and Ruth's home gave us the ability to live our postcard dream even if just for a few days.
The pictures give you a good taste of what you are going to get. The house is a wide-open space with windows on all sides. The front deck had plenty of sun for those who wanted it (me and my two daughters), and shade for those who didn't (my husband). The furniture is great looking and comfortable. All of us took long naps every afternoon. The pool on the back of the house is more spectacular than the pictures. The mountains rise dramatically behind it, and with no further development (the house is on a dead-end street), the back patio made for a wonderfully private place to drink coffee in the morning and stargaze at night. Honestly, we could have been in two different locals had we been blindfolded.
The kitchen is well equipped with plenty of everything for larger parties. The bedrooms and bathrooms are of a good size. The AC was much appreciated. Although you are on the sea with a constant breeze does not mean it doesn't get hot, which it was. There are bikes, beach chairs, BBQs to use if you so desire. The town is a 5-10 min. walk down the hill.
The house was spotless, and communication with Ruth was quick and easy. The only thing I would change is how long we stayed. Three nights was not enough. Thank you, Ruth, for sharing your lovely home. Hopefully, someday we can return.
We stayed here for a week and didn’t want to leave! The views from the various windows and verandas are amazing. The rooftop pool is also spectacular. We would definitely recommend to friends and hope to stay again