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Fantastic Contemporary Villa - spectacular views of Mediterranean and Mountains

Bedrooms 4
Space 2,798 sq. ft.
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 7 nights


About the property

Platja D´Aro one of the most stylish resorts in Spain for the perfect holiday.


This fantastic villa with panoramic sea views, all mod cons.

This is one of the most prestigious estates in the Costa Brava. The villa is positioned with a southerly aspect to give unbroken sunshine all day. The contemporary Mediterranean style has been created by the most revered local architect. To build this villa we have had to cut away part of the mountain, the exposed rock providing an unrivaled unique feature. Finished to the highest standard with beautiful marble floors, and staircases. All the bathrooms, cloakrooms and kitchen have marble lined walls and features. On the terraces of this villa you get the feeling that you are standing on top of the world.

The Heated swimming pool is built as an integral part of the terrace so that you can wander easily from the living and kitchen area to around the heated pool. Enjoy a long cool evening drink by the pool overlooking the simply breathtaking view of the Mediterranean. We are providing a fully stocked wine and drinks cabinet this season for your enjoyment at no extra charge.

We have now installed high speed internet through a router so all the family can connect their own devices to the internet and game, stream or browse away at high speed - e also have international tv box providing streams to a 40" flat screen tv with a huge range of channels from around he world, including all UK, Spanish, French, German, Dutch, Russian programs and Sky and BT sports, films, games etc.

This area is renowned for its beauty probably because it is so green for a summer holiday location. At times, on clear days even in the height of summer it is possible to see the snow capped Pyrenees. This is a view to behold, especially if you are on a sunlounger on the beach at the time.

It is the region's proximity to the Pyrenees that makes it so green as the climate has very distinctive seasons - Spring and Autumn can be great times to visit when the colours are at their most vivid.

Climate control throughout the property maintains a regular consistent temperature, keeping it cool in summer and warm in the winter. We even have a plasma air purifier for that little bit extra luxury and to make you feel alert and healthy during your stay. You will feel like a new person having spent time in this property

Beautifully decorated by local interior designer, walk in wardrobes in every bedroom, beautiful crisp bed linen, plenty of big fluffy towels.

More Details

Oliver Reavey
Member since: 2009
Speaks: english, spanish
Response time:
Within 2 days
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
August 20, 2017

About Oliver Reavey

Janice and i have been together for twenty two years (we have just celebrated our anniversary) and we have been in this gorgeous part of Spain for over twelve years now - we love it. One of the first things we threw ourselves into on our arrival all those years ago was learning the language. This is not such a simple decision, as this Catalan region was once a separate country and is now partly autonomous from the rest of Spain and has its own language. Catalan is not just a dialect either, and althugh it has many Castillian Spanish words it is a totally separate language. We decided to learn Castillian Spanish for much the same reason that somebody moving from abroad to Wales may find it more useful to learn English than Welsh - as with the Welsh and English, almost every Catalan can also speak fluently in Castillian Spanish.

Why Oliver Reavey chose Platjo D'aro

We actually built villa Monterosso after we arrived here and consequently a lot of care and love have gone into its design and construction.

I remember finding the plot when it was just a site on the side of the mountain, the steepness of the terrain made me think 'this will need clever builders to put a villa here - but the Spanish builders are particularly good at building on such terrain and the extra expense and effort is well worth it when the final results afford such great views and sun all day due to the southerly aspect.

What makes this villa unique

The way the architect has designed the living area to have direct access through to the pool area is particularly accommodating especially if you have children because it makes it so easy o keep an eye on them while they frolic excitedly in the warm water.

There is also lots of terrace area which are particularly pleasant at night when you can enjoy a cool long drink. Friday nights are particularly pleasant as the huge cruise liners sail past almost in convoy as they set out from the Port of Barcelona on their way up the Mediterranean coast towards the South of France and the Cote DÁzure, Italy and beyond.

Guestbook comments from the owner

“Luxury hill side villa with private heated pool, terraces and magnificent view of the Mediterranean ”

Dear Oliver,

Just a quick note to let you know we all had a lovely time staying in your villa last week 23-31 july 2011 !!!!

Villa Monterosso was excellent!!! Big, clean and smelling really nice on arrival, fully equipped with everything you could wish for (BBQ, lots of patios with tables and chairs, swimming floats for the pool, Sky TV, dishwasher, the list goes on forever) a wonderful villa and location. Everytning worked fine and the villa was as described

Plenty of space for 8 people!!

Views over the Med were beautiful. Swimming pool was great and was heated. Also a whirlpool tub with view on the sea.

We will definitely stay there again. Thanks very much for helping us have a great holiday Oliver!!!!

'No improvement necessary.....the ultimate rental property.'
Jul 2011
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Platja d'Aro Villa Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • villa
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 2798 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM / Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 10
  • pets considered
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Mountain
  • Near The Ocean
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Farm Holidays
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Spa
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning
  • Garage
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 10 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower , shower , bidet
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower , bidet
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , shower , bidet
  • Bathrooms have heated towel rails and marble walls for that added luxury.
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 double
    Bedroom 2 - 1 double
    Bedroom 3 - twin
    Bedroom 4 - twin
  • All bedrooms have quality crisp bed linen, fluffy bath towels and hand towels provided at no extra charge, we provide bed linen changes at no extra charge for bookings of over one week. It would be possible to have two extra children with cots - please ask us about this.
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Music Library
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Toys
  • Video Library
  • Balcony
  • Bicycles
  • Boat
  • Deck / Patio
  • Golf
  • Kayak / Canoe
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Porch / Veranda
  • Tennis
  • Water Sports Gear
  • 1 bicycles
  • limited accessibility
Pool / Spa:
  • Heated Pool
  • Hot Tub
  • Private Pool
Onsite Services:
  • Chauffeur
  • Massage
  • Private Chef
  • Staff
  • bay/sound
  • botanical garden
  • caves
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • forests
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • nude beach
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • water parks
  • winery tours
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • jet skiing
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • paragliding
  • pier fishing
  • rafting
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • sound/bay fishing
  • spelunking
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing
For the really special brake or holiday we can arrange a whole range of different and exciting activities, from private chef, car/chauffeur service, kayaking tours, maids or nannies and much much more. This area is famous for may reasons and we have the contacts in place to arrange pretty much anything you may desire, we are just a phone call or email from making it all happen for you.


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Fantastic Contemporary Villa - spectacular views of Mediterranean and Mountains
average rating of 4.4 based on 11 reviews

Great place to spend your holidays !

  • 5 of 5

Very nice stay in a great house !

The house has large volumes and is perfectly equipped.

You'll have a magnificent view on the bay and the mountains.

The house was clean and well-maintained. The listing description matches perfectly with reality.

The owner is nice and has provided a very good customer service : beds were made, welcome gift and a list of good adresses of restaurants and things to do.

To sum up, I will recommend this house and i hope that we will come back again one day !!


  • Submitted: May 2, 2016
  • Stayed: Apr 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: so delighted that you had a great holiday on the Costa Brava and enjoyed villa Monterosso - it would be super to see you again.
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Very nice vila in good location

  • 5 of 5

We spend in this villa fabulous two weeks. Three adults and three children in such big villa found a lot of space. I suppose this villa is suitable even for company of 8 adults. Bedrooms are big, sunny and very cosy. Good view are from all bedrooms! It should be stated that all indoor equipment is good conditions. Kitchen is not very big, but has everything wat is necessary (except juicer, which is highly recommended for local oranges). Villa interior looks even better as in photos. Exterior of villa possess fabulous views. Only it is worth to rank it 5 stars! Still it is recommended for owners to change garden furniture and grill (it was quite difficult to use the old one). Pool is clean, warm (we have ordered heating and it was really good decision) and suitable for children (with supervision of course). The hostess Oliver was very friendly and helped us to get answers to various questions. Villa was really clean and well prepared for our visit. The location of villa is suitable for traveling along the coast as well as for golf lovers. Very good golf course is only 5 minutes way! Platja d’Aro surprised us with fabulous beaches and caves. I should evaluate this lovely town as one of the best holiday destinations in Spain.

  • Submitted: Jun 30, 2015
  • Stayed: May 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Agne, What a pleasure it was to welcome you and your lovely family from Lithuania to the fabulous Costa Brava. We are always so happy to meet new friends from interesting parts of the world, especially when they appreciate the endless diversity of the region and the property we prepare for them. I know Agne and the family explored so many coves and beaches but also traveled to experience Barcelona, some of the gorgeous villages and even some of the superb golf courses we have here . Thanks again for your lovely comments and we hope to see you again soon.
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Fabulous villa in a stunning location

  • 4 of 5

We are two families from the UK and had a super time - lucked out with the weather for this time of year, great accommodation, great service, the villa was a real pleasure to arrive at. Also love the area, so many great beautiful traditional villages - we are cyclists and the cycling is truly wonderful. Thanks to Oliver and Janice for everything.

  • Submitted: Mar 4, 2014
  • Stayed: Feb 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hello Pauline, thanks for your great review - it was a pleasure to meet you and your lovely families and we are so glad you enjoyed your holiday at the villa in Platja DÁro. We always enjoy it when renters arrive and are wowed by the property and the views. I am also pleased that you made the most of the area, Catalonia is so different to most of the res of Spain because of the lovely combination of the wooded mountains and the azul blue Mediterranean. The villages around here are great, so clean with always nice places to experience the great Catalan food and hospitality. Hope to see you again sometime soon, maybe try the summer time when the temperature is significantly warmer although never too hot like the searing heat that you can get farther south of the country. Thanks again. Janice.
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"exactly what it says "

  • 4 of 5

Oliver, Janice,

Just a few words on our stay in your beautiful villa.The Villa and all the descriptions were spot on, the house with its beautiful marble floors and air conditioned bedrooms were fab.The 2 families had a great time and really enjoyed the space that the villa allowed.For a party of nine we had loads of space.

For anyone visiting the area be prepared for a steep hill (17% gradient for all you cyclists) but the reward of the views are just stunning and we had these views all day and night.

Thanks again we arrived home safe and having Trevor the Taxi made it easier with the early start.

Best of luck and i would recommend it to anyone.

  • Submitted: Jul 24, 2012
  • Stayed: Jul 2012
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for your kind words, we are delighted you had such a great time - and enjoyed the challenging cycling! Glad you had a safe return and would love to see such a nice couple of families back here any time. Here's to Cork.
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Wow, Best holiday rental we have ever had

  • 5 of 5

Spectacular property, extremely well equipped and VERY clean, everything was immaculate when we arrived, with crisp bed linen and plenty of towels. The position and views from here are truly fantastic and Oliver and Janice were on hand when we had a problem with one of the children. The only downside was a couple of dodgy days weather, but because the pool is heated we hardly noticed. Well done, its a rare treat not to be disappointed with things these days!

  • Submitted: May 10, 2012
  • Stayed: Apr 2012
  • Source: HomeAway
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Jolie vue

  • 4 of 5

Le seul bémol et la piscine trop petite pour 9 personnes mais si non j'ai rien a dire des vacances de rêve et propriétaire très sympathique et attentionné

  • Submitted: Jul 19, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: Abritel, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
30 Kilometres
Nearest Ferry
5 Kilometres
Nearest Train
25 Kilometres
Caldes de la Malavella
Nearest Beach
3 Kilometres
Platja D'Aro
Car: necessary

Situated in the most prestigious area in the Costa Brava, Villa Monterosso has spectacular views over the Mediterranean sea and the Gavares mountains. Platja D'Aro is where the discerning Catalans and Spanish like to spend their holidays and for many years to other travellers this area was a well kept secret. Still popular with its own people many other Europeans and tourists from all over the world travel to this beautiful part of Iberia to experience its delights. Certainly the area from Tossa de Mar up to the French border is the prettiest part of the Costa Brava with beaches, bays and coves to suit all tastes and requirements. If you like big sandy busy beaches there are plenty to choose from, including the main beach in Platja D'Aro itself, the beach at San Antoni de Calonge or Palamos beach. Interspersed with these great, large beaches are many small beaches coves and bays such as those at Sa Conca, S'Agaro, Cala GoGo, LA Fosca and many more. There are many fabulous bars and restaurants all over the area, dining along the seafront at La Calma, Villa Mas, El Raco and so on is really beautiful especially when the sun goes down, and the younger holiday makers like to make for the Cafe Del Mar in the Port to watch the sunsets. Wine and food is one of the many things the Catalans do well, with great grilled meats, seafoods, paellas, fideus, salads and many other traditional dishes. Explore in land if you get the chance, Spanish villages still look like somebody has been up scrubbing the building, squares and streets while the rest of us sleep. Often you can still find fantastic local three course meals with wine and coffee for less than euro10!

Wine lovers will just die for some of the best wines that can be found anywhere in the world, remember Cava comes from Catalunya and all the best labels are found here at great prices - if you bring the car, make sure you have space to take home some of these excellent local wines - watch out for the Priorat, Penedes and Peraladas for local wines, and Ribera del Duero and of course Riojas as other superb Spanish wine producing regions.

This stretch of the Costa Brava is unioque in that it offers a great diversity of activities to cater for every traveller. There is an extensive list of activities available in the next section on this page, but this only covers some of them, if you have any specific requirements, do not hesitate to contact me and I will find out availability for you.

Platja D'Aro also has great night life for those who like to party all through the night, and that is literally the case here, the clubs are still buzzing well after sun up the following morning, great!



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  • 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.

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