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Sheila Taylor

Member since: 2004
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Speaks: english, french, spanish, Catalan

Collioure sea front beach apartments, magnificent views - La Gavina

Sleeps6
Bedrooms 3
Half Baths1
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 2 - 7 nights

Overview

Collioure Apartment Rental Photos and Description

LA GAVINA 2/3 bedroom and L'ORENETA 1 bedroom apartments

These two apartments are situated in a lovely Mediterranean cove on the south side of Collioure and have magnificent unrestricted views across the bay. The cove is a paradise for swimming, diving, and snorkelling or just relaxing on the beach. You will fall asleep to the sound of the waves breaking on the rocks below. There are two beaches on the residence which offer the possibility of an early morning swim or an evening dip before dinner on the terrace. The apartments are 20 minutes walk to the centre of Collioure where you will be spoilt for choice with the range of restaurants, cafes and art galleries, a feast for the eyes and the taste buds. 15 mins walk takes you into historic Port Vendres established in 6BC and home of the famous fish market and great restaurants. The apartment has a space in the communal lock-up garage. An electronic key is provided.

We cannot be held responsible for accidents, injuries or losses during your stay. You should make your own arrangements for holiday insurance.

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Details for La Gavina 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6, 1 Half Bathrooms

A beautiful 2/3 bedroomed beach apartment with magnificent uninterupted views across the bay, sleeps 6

Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
Sheila Taylor (Owner)
Member since: 2004
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Speaks: english, french, spanish, Catalan

Guestbook comments from the owner

It was a privilege to stay in your beautifully equipped apartment. We have spent hours just sitting at the table gazing at the incredible view. A swim before breakfast is a must, but the children couldn't wait to get back down to the beach. It has been our best family holiday ever. Thank you Sheila and John.

Karla and Dan Ptacek
Nov 2007
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Reviews

Wonderful! 4.8/5 -
(28 traveler reviews)
La Gavina
average rating of 4.821429 based on 29 reviews
Maarssen, Holland
5

One of the best holidays ever!

  • 5 of 5

For three weeks we had rented this great appartment in Collioure. It is never sure what to expect when one rents an appartment without actually knowing the owners, knowing the location or having seen the appartment. We were not disappointed at all. In fact it was better than we would have hoped for. The beach in front of the appartment is great. It has pebbles but also a lot of sandy spots, ideal for children, also because of the size of the beach, losing small children is not possible. Snorkling is great, the clear blue water is full of beautiful fish. Port Vendres and Collioure are both at walking distance. The appartment was fully equipped. Everything was there, incl. baby chair, snorkling gear, games, music, dvd player, washing machine, every coocking utensil you could ever think of. A trip to Barcelona or Figueres is easily made. The fishmarket in Port Vendres was a great place to buy fish and shellfish. France has become rather expensive, but the market in Port Vendres offers good products for a reasonable price (comparing is to be advised)... The scenery is stunning, let alone the view from every window of the appartment. The owners were very friendly, helpful and hospitable. We have had a magnificent holiday with our two small children and will certainly return.

  • Submitted: Sep 13, 2009
  • Stayed: Aug 2009
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: It was a pleasure for us to welcome our guests from Holland and do what we could to help them enjoy their holiday in La Gavina. We work hard to try to ensure that our apartment is as good as it can be and to provide a good service. A 5 star review from clients who wish to return is the best news we can get.
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4

Lovely apartment. Stunning Location.

  • 4 of 5

Our arrival at La Gavina was somewhat delayed meaning the shops were shut so Sheila, the owner , offered to help by going shopping for us for a few essentials including wine! This was a godsend after a tiring journey. Sheila had been equally helpful in answering questions prior to our visit.

The first impression of La Gavina was that the main rooms were much more spacious than portrayed in the photos. The master bedroom, kitchen and living room all have plenty of space to move around. We used the master bed and the bed settee in the living room and both were really comfortable. The bathroom and WC are compact but modern with a spacious shower.

The second impression was the wow factor of the views from both balconies. The view extends across the pretty bay to Collioure and further to Argeles and the mountains beyond. The kitchen balcony is in fact an extension of the kitchen which allows al fresco dining but with plenty of shelter from the wind if needed.

The kitchen itself is really well equipped we ate in more often than not and I can't think of anything that was missing. The griddle plate for the induction hob was an excellent way of cooking fresh fish purchased fresh from the fishing boats in Port Vendres.

Port Vendres with it's busy port and selection of restaurants is 15 minutes walk away while 20-25 minutes gets you right into centre of Collioure with its 3 beaches and many other attractions. There is also a lovely coast walk to Port Vendres which takes about an hour. We also enjoyed the, similar length, walk up to Fort St. Elme.

The small beach below the apartment did get quite busy at peak times. It is ideal for relaxing, swimming and snorkelling.

Overall an excellent location to stay. Would have given 5 stars but a few minor items need upgrading. We have passed these on to the owner who was most appreciative of our comments and said that she would give them her attention.

  • Submitted: Oct 2, 2015
  • Stayed: Sep 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

Brilliant time

  • 5 of 5

We have always loved Collioure, my favourite part of France and it was so lovely to be able to walk into the lovely town and then come back to the apartment with such ease. The views from the lovely apartment can not be matched and to be just on the beach is brilliant. Amazing!!

  • Submitted: Aug 15, 2015
  • Stayed: Jul 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Owner to the rescue

  • 5 of 5

We stayed in La Gavina for ten days, but nearly had to fly home early because one of us developed a serious eye problem after three days. The owner of the property, Sheila Taylor, came to the rescue and found us an eye specialist locally, who identified the problem and prescribed treatment. This tided us over until we got back to the UK, but without Sheila's help the holiday would have been a total disaster. As to the apartment itself, it was all that we wanted and more, and the local area gave us plenty of opportunities to explore among the vineyards and villages, even if some of the back roads were pretty hair-raising. The Fish Market in Port Vendre is not to be missed, and the local Lidl and Carrefour supplied all our needs, supplemented with food from the local markets. The local town of Ceret is well worth a visit if you are an art-lover, and Collioure has a fascinating history.

  • Submitted: Feb 10, 2014
  • Stayed: Sep 2013
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Brisbane
5

Superb!

  • 5 of 5

La Gavina apartment is absolutely fabulous and exceeded all my expectations. It is beautifully furnished with 2 balconies and a very new kitchen with all mod cons and utensils. The beach below is far nicer than the actual Collioure beach in the town. You just walk down the internal stairs and out the door and you are there! The walk into Collioure or Port Vendre is only a maximum of 15 minutes - in both directions its an easy walk and glorious scenery. We are both in our mid 60's and enjoyed the walk into Collioure for dinner and home again - no effort. Parking is easy and nice to be away from the hustle and bustle of the town itself, but still have the advantage of a breathtaking view of the town.

We had the pleasure of meeting Sheila the owner who was a delight and extraordinarily helpful. I would recommend a stay at La Gavina to anyone - you will not be disappointed.

  • Submitted: Oct 3, 2013
  • Stayed: Sep 2013
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Pleasant Ridge, Mi
5

Breath taking veiws.

  • 5 of 5

Shelia is a wonderful hostess. The apartment has amazing views and is right on the beach. The kitchen is new with amazing appliances. If you love to cook you will enjoy doing so while looking out at the cove. There is a grocery with in walking distance. Collioure and Port Vendres are both very close with fun restaurants and fun things to see. Shelia was very helpful and available to help with any questions you have. Her information packet is full of places to eat and fun things to do, yet you will be so happy doing nothing. I would recommend.this apartment to anyone.

  • Submitted: Sep 27, 2013
  • Stayed: Sep 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
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Map

Nearest Airport
25 Kilometres
Perpignan
Nearest Train
2 Kilometres
Collioure
Nearest Motorway
8 Kilometres
Nearest Beach
1 Metres
0m
Car: not necessary

Collioure, is a beautiful,ancient and atmospheric town built around the medieval castle and port. Picasso, Matisse and Derain painted here. When you have experienced the quality of the light you will realise why. Visit the vineyards and taste the local wines. Stroll around the harbour and sit at one of the restaurants or cafes and enjoy the views, people watching and local artists at work. Visit the medieval castle. Soak up the history and the superb views from the battlements. Equally rewarding is a stroll around the harbour at Port Vendres which is a busy commercial, fishing and yacht harbour. A visit to the superb fish market is a must as are the restaurants. Port Vendres has been a busy harbour since 6BC. Motor boat trips are good or try a day out on the traditional sailing schooner Treguern including barbecue lunch and a swim in a secluded Spanish cove. Nearby includes:Cathar Castles, Dali Museums at Figueres and Cadaques, medieval Girona, Barcelona, medieval city of Carcasonn

Other Activities: Art galleries, guided visits

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Rates & Availability

Collioure Apartment Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
JULY AUGUST
Jul 1 2016 - Aug 31 2016
7 night minimum stay
$1,673
 
 
SEPT
Sep 1 2016 - Sep 30 2016
2 night minimum stay
$167
From
$167
Fri,Sat,Sun
$1,171
 
 
OCT
Oct 1 2016 - Oct 31 2016
2 night minimum stay
$167
From
$167
Fri,Sat,Sun
$1,059
 
 
Winter
Nov 1 2016 - Dec 24 2016
2 night minimum stay
$112
From
$167
Fri,Sat
$781
 
 
Christmas
Dec 25 2016 - Jan 7 2017
2 night minimum stay
$167
$1,059
 
 
Winter 2
Jan 8 2017 - Mar 24 2017
2 night minimum stay
$167
$836
 
 
spring
Mar 25 2017 - Apr 28 2017
2 night minimum stay
$167
$948
 
 
Spring 2
Apr 29 2017 - Jun 30 2017
2 night minimum stay
$178
$1,227
 
 
Summer 2017
Jul 1 2017 - Aug 31 2017
7 night minimum stay
$1,673
 
 
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
$112
 

Additional information about rental rates

Fees No additional mandatory fees

A non-refundable deposit of 200 euros per week is required on reservation and the full amount to be paid 8 weeks prior to the rental start date. A refundable breakages/additional cleaning deposit of 200€ must be paid prior to the stay.
The cost of transferring money must be paid by the renter.

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Amenities

Collioure Apartment Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • apartment
  • floor 2
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 65 m²
Location Type:
  • Beach
  • Mountain
Theme:
  • Family
  • Luxury
  • Romantic
General:
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Sofa Bed
  • Washing Machine
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom - shower
    Bathroom - toilet
  • The bathroom has a shower enclosure with constant hot water and a washbasin, razor point etc. The toilet is separate.
Bedrooms:
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 3 / living room - 1 sleep sofa /futon , Bedroom 3 / living room can be used as a dedicated bedroom.
    Bedroom 1 - 1 king , 200cm x 160cm bed
    Bedroom 2 - 2 twin/ single , a high bunk 190x80 and a single bed 200x90
  • 1 double, 200 x 160, 1 double sofa bed 200 x 160, 1 single 200 x 90, 1 bunk 190 x 80, 1 cot. The master bedroom has a large double 200 x 160. The glass door looks out onto the beach and across the bay to Collioure harbour entrance. The second bedroom is smaller and is great for children. It has a bunk bed and a single bed. The window is high level. The lounge is equipped to be a dedicated bedroom if required. It has a very comfortable full size double sofa bed 200 x 160, wardrobe and dressing table. A cot and high chair are available on request. Linen and towels are available on request - cost supplied. La Gavina has a space in communal lock-up garage. You will find an electronic key and information about the space available in the apartment.
Entertainment:
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
Outside:
  • Balcony
  • Bicycles ...
  • Boat ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Ski & Snowboard ...
  • Tennis ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • 1 bicycles
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
Attractions:
  • bay/sound
  • marina
  • museums
  • nude beach
  • restaurants
  • water parks
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • horseback riding
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • groceries
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • mountain biking
  • mountaineering
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
Notes:
The apartment is set up as a home for our guests.We try to provide the quality you would expect at home: flat screen TV with HD and DVD, a fully equipped kitchen with dishwasher, magi mix, microwave, double oven, induction hob, chefs knives, pans and cooking implements. We want you want you to feel at home in one of the most beautiful settings you could ever imagine. The sleeping accommodation is flexible with a double bedded room, a high bunk and a single bed and a good quality bed settee in the living room which many groups use as a dedicated 3rd bedroom. The dining area to the end of the kitchen is often used as a place to enjoy a glass of wine in the evening and watch the lovely sunsets across the bay. Full Wifi available N.B. Bed linen and towels are provided on request at €10/person/week.

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