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HQ for Happy Days! (2 minutes to the station!)

Sleeps7
Bedrooms 4
Bathrooms1
Half Baths1
Space 1,184 sq. ft.
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 5 nights

Overview

About the property

4 bedrooms, comfy terrace out back and balcony t'other end (Sleeps 7)

7 minutes on foot to the old town, 2 minutes to the train and bus station, this is an extensively and beautifully renovated large, comfortable apartment for 7 people. 4 bedrooms - 1 double, 2 twin and 1 single. Fully equipped kitchen. Bathroom with corner bath and shower and toilet and a cloakroom with toilet and washbasin. Films, music, board games and books for when your feet are too tired for more exploring. New beds, crisp linen how you like it. There is air conditioning in the main bedroom which cools also the main bathroom and the second large bedroom. In Summer, the apartment cools down at night because of good ventilation. Lots of tourist information and help on hand when required. All shopping requirements fulfilled around the same block and a fitness centre open for short-term members. There is a travel cot available. Yoga centre around the corner and private Spanish classes at home offered by a professional native speaker. Linen, towels and beach towels provided along with a toiletries -starter kit- and hairdryer.

We have a website with personal suggestions and recommendations for Days Out from Girona and surrounding areas as well as cycling routes and walks. We will book your airport taxis and are available to help at any time.

Dishwasher.

The nearest swimming pool is in 'La Devesa' wood, a walk of about 10 minutes.

We really enjoyed the back terrace - you should put a picture of it on your website. We didn't expect such a comfortable "chill out" zone. (UK) (May 2012)

We really enjoyed our trip and the apartment was perfect. Unfortunately one of your towels dropped down from the line so hope that’s okay. Everything went fine so thanks again and hopefully we will return! (Ireland) (April 2012)

Many thanks for the lovely accommodation. We had a lovely time in Girona and enjoyed our stay. Hope to come back again in the future. (April 2012) (France/Switzerland)

Dear Lisa

Thank you very much for the use of your lovely apartment. We had a great time. (August 2012) (Wales)

The apartment was clean, comfortable, cosy and had a really nice vibe. The beds were comfortable, it was really well equipped for me, my husband and our 4 teenage/ young adult children, and there was ample space to relax, eat and everything else. Liza was very helpful in every way, gave us great info on walks and things to do, always got back to us quickly, and was generally a great host. The apartment was in a great area of Girona, with everything you could want in easy reach, but also peaceful and quiet. We especially loved the 2 balconies which were lovely to eat breakfast on, sun and shade when you wanted. Nice cafes, bakery, shops, river, old town, all within easy walking distance. Also a great place to go for getting out to beautiful walking country, medieval towns, volcanos, and lots of info from Liza on all these. We would all thoroughly recommend this as a great place to stay, in a beautiful, not too touristy city, and with a helpful and friendly host. (UK, April 2015)

Liza was just the most fabulous host. From beginning to end. Not only did she make us most welcome, she also provided a wealth of local knowledge and advice. The apartment is lovely and very well equipped. The location is super to enjoy all the wonders of Girona, also very convenient to the train station and all the fast trains. Could not speak more highly of this experience (Australia, May 2015)

The apartment was great - exactly as advertised and really generous size. Liza was fantastic, very easy to deal with and good communication. Highly recommended. (Ireland, July 2015)

Liza was very welcoming and made it easy for us to check in when it suited us. This gave us time to enjoy Toulouse before arriving in Girona. The apartment was amazing. Great size, balconies front and back, lovely kitchen and comfort you would expect at home. We loved it. We loved Girona. We loved everything. Quiet location within quick walking distance of all the sights. Girona is the perfect location to see wonderful sights and eat glorious food!!! (Australia, August 2015)

More Details
Registration Number : HUTG-000130-07

Owner
Liza Simpson Brown
Member since: 2013
Speaks: english, french, spanish, catalan
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
November 15, 2017

About Liza Simpson Brown

I am from Harrogate, North Yorkshire, England but have spent the last 24 years living in Girona and Olot in the Garrotxa area of Girona Province. The motto here is 'we live among volcanoes'! I am married to a Catalan electronics engineer, now teacher, Manel. We speak English, Catalan, Spanish and French. We used to live in this apartment and still use it as a workbase from time to time, we have a lot of affection for the place. We have rented it out since 2011 and I've really enjoyed meeting people from all over the world and making beds! Really! We have lots of suggestions and recommendations from our gironalet web and blog. Look forward to meeting you!

Liza Simpson Brown purchased this apartment in 1990

Why Liza Simpson Brown chose Girona

It is just very obviously ideally located for transport and town living, as well as being an extremely well built block in an attractive area of a really beautiful city. This was not bought as a holiday home but it was our first home as a couple when we both worked in Girona.

What makes this apartment unique

This apartment was built in the late 70-s and when i met my husband, it was decorated with heavy metal posters on wood pannelled compromised initially on the decor, we finally got round to a complete renovation and revealed its- full potential. Originally a lot of the 110ms was taken up by corridor but we incorporated some of this into the kitchen area and it is now an extremely comfortable place to spend time. I have a particular soft spot for the terrace at the back of the apartment, which is a wonderful little space for an evening aperatif or an afternoon siesta, or a morning coffee reading the newspaper in the sunshine.

Tourist license HUTG-000130 - 07

Map

Nearest Airport
13 Kilometres
Girona
Nearest Train
200 Metres
Girona Station
Nearest Beach
44 Kilometres
Llafranc
Car: not necessary

Situated in the Example neighborhood of central Girona, this luxurious, well-appointed apartment will make you feel at home for your stay in Girona. It is 2 minutes to the train and bus station on foot. The Example area is the shopping and business area of Girona, a 7 minute walk from the Old Town, it is safe, clean and lively, though not at all noisy at night.There is a great comfortable car park right next to the apartment, bookable for any sized car or van and costing 75€ per week per vehicle. Come and go as you please all week with a card.

The accommodation has been expensively and extensively renovated. It has 4 bedrooms, sleeping 7 people comfortably. There are 2 toilets and 1 large corner bath and shower. The living /dining room is extremely spacious and light, with French windows onto the front balcony. Now with wifi!

Reviews - see more at Gironalet online:

The apartment was great - exactly as advertised and really generous size. Liza was fantastic, very easy to deal with and good communication. Highly recommended. (July 2015, Ireland)

Liza was just the most fabulous host. From beginning to end. Not only did she make us most welcome, she also provided a wealth of local knowledge and advice. The apartment is lovely and very well equipped. The location is super to enjoy all the wonders of Girona, also very convenient to the train station and all the fast trains.

Could not speak more highly of this experience (May 2015, Australia/France )

Liza was prompt getting back to us, gave us lots of helpful info on walks, places to eat and everything else. The neighbourhood was safe, friendly and had all you could need nearby, but was also peaceful and quiet in the morning and at night. (April 2015, UK)

Lovely and very convenient apartment. Well equipped, everything from a hairdrier to a washing machine and a kitchen with everything you might need. Large balcony with comfortable sofa at the back (not on photo). Clean and bright. Few minutes walk from the station. Bakery, supermarket, restaurants and shops very close. About 10 minutes walk to the middle of the old town. Liza has thoughtfully provided a thick binder full of information and 4 sets of keys. Though she could not meet us, this was not a problem. The key was sent by mail and contact via mail & text was easy, fast and friendly. All in all, a very satisfactory stay. (October 2014, uk)

Tourist licence HUTG-000130-7. licensed since 2011

Amenities

Girona Apartment Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • apartment
  • floor 2
Building Type:
  • building
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1184 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM / Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 7
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • Downtown ...
Theme:
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Elevator
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , tub , shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , toilet and washbasin
  • big bath for 2 with 'seating area'! (bubble bath provided) with telephone shower, good pressure and temperature.
Bedrooms:
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 7
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 double
    Bedroom 2 - 2 twin/ single , Twin
    Bedroom 3 - 2 twin/ single , Twin
    Bedroom 4 - 1 twin/ single
  • 4 bedrooms - 1 double, 2 twin and 1 single. Large fitted cupboards. Single has access to the terrace. All have windows. Parking available right next door (75€ per week per vehicle) - extremely comfortable, we will reserve it for you on request.
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Music Library
  • Television
  • Video Library
Outside:
  • Balcony ...
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair accessible ...
Attractions:
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • library
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • synagogues
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • golf
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
Notes:
There is good WiFi. New dishwasher! Great parking next to the apartment. Perfect location for sightseeing and shopping, 2 minutes walk from the train and bus stations. The best apartment for workers staying in the city. Tourist license HUTG-000130-07

Reviews

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HQ for Happy Days! (2 minutes to the station!)
average rating of 4.0 based on 5 reviews
Yorkshire
5

Very well appointed apartment in good area of the city, felt safe, and near train and bus stations

  • 5 of 5

The owner, Liza, is very helpful and friendly. She met us and showed us around the apartment. It is in a good area of the city near boutique shopping, cafes and a small supermarket. The area felt very safe and was handy to walk into the old town (10 mins stroll), the city walls (8 mins) and the cathedral (15 mins). There are two balconies, and we enjoyed relaxing on the larger one at the back in the evening as there are comfortable seats and we felt like we were definitely part of city life watching the lights come on around us as locals came back home each night. The kitchen had all the equipment we needed to cook family meals and everything was clean and well kept. Liza had kindly organised a welcome pack of bread, milk etc for us which was lovely. The apartment sleeps six comfortably - seven would be a nuisance as you would have to walk through the bedroom to the balcony. The washing machine is great if you only want to take hand luggage on the plane, or need to wash through cycling kit like we did. Towels and bedding are all provided. The bathroom was good with a large corner bath. The hand held shower was manageable although an overhead shower would have made it perfect.

There is plenty to do in Girona itself for a city break. We enjoyed visiting the cathedral, basilica and art museum, and had fun wandering around the Jewish Quarter and sitting in cafes in the old town. The Placa de la Independencia is lovely too. One of the highlights of our city break was getting up before the crowds and walking along the restored city walls, looking down across the red-tiled rooftops to the cathedral, then having a lazy Spanish lunch at a restaurant near the basilica. Away from the buildings, there is a very large wooded park in the city which we cycled through, indeed the whole area is very well set up for cycling and walking around too.

There is a parking space but we didn't need it. It is only a couple of minutes walk to the train and bus stations which meant we could easily have day trips to other areas of the region as well as have a city break. Would recommend taking the half hour train journey to Figueres for the amazingly quirky Salvador Dali museum - book online in advance to avoid very long queues. We also took the bus (25 mins) to Banyoles to swim in the lake - best to either buy a coffee and swim at the cafe swimming area or pay £13 each for the Banyoles swimming club site.

Definitely recommend Girona and this apartment for a city break.

  • Submitted: Aug 31, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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western NC
5

Our stay in Girona

  • 5 of 5

We had a wonderful stay at this large and modern apartment. The listing description was completely accurate, the photos accurately reflect the appearance and amenities. The property was extremely well cleaned and maintained. The owner was very helpful answering questions and providing local information. She had two binders full of brochures with everything from the best local restaurants to a variety of sightseeing and beach opportunities.

Thanks for an amazing stay!

I would most definitely recommend this property to anyone! It was within walking distance, 15 min of the heart of Girona's old city. There were wonderful bakeries and a fruit store within a 2 minute walk. We bought our breakfast back to the apartment each morning and made delicious coffee using the fully stocked kitchen.

  • Submitted: Jul 21, 2014
  • Stayed: July 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: That's very kind of you to take the time to post a review. We are delighted you enjoyed your stay, what's good for you is good for us. Thank you very much, till next time!
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Girona e Costa Brava

  • 4 of 5

La vacanza a Girona è stata bellissima!

Io e la mia famiglia abbiamo trovato la città veramente incantevole.

L' appartamento è ben attrezzato di tutti i confort. Molto spazioso e ideale per la mia famiglia. E' in centro ed è vicino a ogni tipo di negozio.

La padrona di casa, Liza, è stata molto disponibile e gentile e ci ha indicato delle spiaggette in Costa Brava veramente ok!

Grazie e saluti Sandra Fabio Lidia Anna e Elena Pieraccioni

  • Submitted: Jul 30, 2016
  • Stayed: July 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

Très belle Appartement

  • 5 of 5

Très belle appartement situé pas très loin du centre historique de gérone.

à 1h30 de Barcelonne.

Bien situé avec de grande chambre et une terrasse bien aménagée.

  • Submitted: Aug 24, 2015
  • Stayed: August 2015
  • Source: Homelidays, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Merci beaucoup a vous, you were lovely guests. A bientôt, liza
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Desastroso

  • 1 of 5

No lo recomiendo para nada. El aire acondicionado no funcionaba, había un ruido insoportable en la ventana de una habitación , hacía muchísimo calor y la nevera olía a rayos.

El día de salida del piso, 10min. antes de salir, la dueña del piso entró dentro sin llamar estando nosotros recogiendo. Nos echó de malas maneras diciendo que los españoles no tenemos palabra.

Fué lamentable y vergonzoso, nunca nos había pasado algo así.

  • Submitted: Jul 18, 2015
  • Stayed: July 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Después de cerca de cinco años atendiendo y recibiendo clientes nacionales y extranjeros, éste es el único comentario negativo recibido. Estos clientes nos enviaron un mensaje diciendonos que todo era correcto justo el dia antes de la salida. En ningun momento mencionaron nada referente al aire acondicionado - lo habríamos solucionado. Estos clientes llegaron con 9 horas de retraso respecto al horario convenido y la hora de salida, debido a la necesidad de preparar y arreglar el piso para los siguientes clientes, no lo cumplieron aunque sí la acordaron previamentela. Si no hay clientes que entren el mismo dia, somos extremadamente flexibles respecto los horarios de entrada y salida. El comentario de la nevera fue dado después del uso de 5 dias y cuando se pidió a los clientes que dejasen el apartamento.
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Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

cleaning $47.11

Private Parking is available - 10€ per 24 hours. There is free outside parking about 10 minutes walk.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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