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Shelley Hill

Member since: 2005
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Speaks: english, french, spanish, italian, Catalan

Unique Loft Apartment in Girona with Extraordinary Views

29 Reviews
Bedrooms 1
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 2 nights

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Apartment, 1 Bedroom + Loft, 1 Bath, Sleeps 4-6

140 square meters of peace, quiet and splendid views of the Girona Cathedral and its gardens, and only a 5 minute picturesque walk to historic Girona old town. This loft features one separate bedroom with queen bed, one queen bed within loft space and a comfortable sleeping couch for 2 children or one adult. Very large and elegant bathroom with large walk-in over-the-head shower, and a fully modern kitchen and dining room with splendid views and large balcony/loggia. Tall brick vaulted ceilings, wood floors and spaciousness characterize this New York/Berlin style loft, it is truly a fantastic living experience. You will never forget the peacefulness and incredible views from this hip and stylish loft!

A 100 square meter (1,076 square feet) rooftop terrace is also available, complete with breathtaking views, barbecues, tables and chairs, 'chill out' area and a large bench to take in the views.

Keywords: loft, quiet, elegant, views, proximity, terrace, spacious, beautiful

  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
Shelley Hill (Owner)
Member since: 2005
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Speaks: english, french, spanish, italian, Catalan

About Shelley Hill

I am an artist and contractor/decorator originally from St. Helena, CA. I moved to Girona 18 years ago. I have also lived 3 yrs. in NYC, where I photographed home interiors for Maison Jardin and Vogue Internationale and 14 years in Rome, Italy where I worked as an artp photographer. I am also a painter, printmaker, sculptor and videographer.

I love to travel, practice Tai Chi and Qi Qong, read, cook, and ride my bike, which is also a daily form of transportation for me.

I´m a people person and enjoy the opportunity vacation rentals bring to make new acquaintances and often friends.

Shelley Hill purchased this apartment in 2008

Why Shelley Hill chose Costa Brava - Girona

This is the most sought after location in Girona. It is a 5 min. walk to the Old Town (truly), but also in the other direction, a short walk to the most beautiful countryside and mountain paths and forests. Sant Daniel is living in the peaceful countryside while being minutes from downtown shopping and night life in Girona. Believe me when I say that it is always a challenge to sleep in the Old Town due to the noisy nightlife and even the proximity to the church bells. I lived in the Old Town for 10 years and loved it too, but it really is so much quieter and peaceful here in Sant Daniel. And the views are splendid all year long.

What makes this apartment unique

It is great to be able to walk just minutes to some of Girona´s best restaurants, bakeries, ice cream and organic yogurt shops and cafés. You can enjoy a typical Catalan breakfast of fresh orange juice, café con leche, toasted farm bread with olive oil, jamón or manchego and/or pastry in one of my favorite bars outdoors in a pedestrian plaza just 3 min. from home. The loft is wonderful in it´s own right, but combined with the amazing location and breathtaking views, the whole experience is truly unforgettable. I have a very high percentage of return guests -- be sure to read their reviews of my property!


based on 29 traveler reviews

Unique Loft Apartment in Girona with Extraordinary Views
average rating of 4.965517 based on 29 reviews
Anchorage, AK

We want to come back and live in the Loft Apartment in Girona!

  • 5 of 5

What more can we say. We stayed in the Loft Apartment mid-April to mid-May of this year and loved the apartment, Girona, and surrounding area. The overview of the Loft Apartment on VRBO is spot on. We came to Girona for the cycling and it exceeded our expectations. We cycled 30-90 miles a day, in all directions from town, including to the coast. We also enjoyed the culture, food, and people of Girona, and the hospitality of Shelley, the owner. We spent the whole month without needing or wanting a car as the Loft Apartment is a short walk to town, markets, patisserias, restaurants, train station, etc. The loft is located in a quiet residential area which was a definite plus - particularly during the flower festival when the streets of the old town were filled with tourists including ourselves. We miss sitting on the balcony after a good day of cycling, sipping a beer, soaking up the sun, and taking in the views. We will be back and intend to stay in the Loft Apartment.

  • Submitted: Aug 22, 2016
  • Stayed: Apr 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

no tengo palabras para describir lo bien que se sienten estar ahí.

la conminación de diseño, naturaleza y una hermosa energía, hace que ese lugar te envuelva en una magia inolvidable.

este es el lugar perfecto para los que quieren estar a pocos pasos del centro de gerona pero desconectados y rodeados de naturaleza.

su dueña, aparte de ser una persona muy guapa, cuenta con una simpatía, amabilidad y buen gusto que se ve reflejado que se ve reflejado en cada rincón de ese espacio.

gracias loft san daniel, si fuera por mi, iría cada fin de semana.

  • Submitted: Aug 3, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
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Lovely place

  • 4 of 5

We had the top appartement with terrace and thoroughly enjoyed it. Magnificent views and at the best location possible, right near the old city center - yet quiet and peaceful. Shelley is a very friendly, knowledgeable host.

  • Submitted: Jul 18, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Davis, CA

Perfect in every way: A week was not long enough to explore this beautiful area!

  • 5 of 5

We based our third road bike trip in Spain out of the lovely Lofts Sant Daniel and wished we could have stayed longer. From the fantastic views and perfect location, to the beautiful art work and sculptures(best nightlights ever!), and a well equipped kitchen; Shelley's loft exceeded all our expectations. Girona is a fascinating city(best explored by foot and the Loft location makes it easy to walk everywhere). There is great road cycling in all directions, and a week was not nearly enough to thoroughly explore both Girona and the Costa Brava.

Shelley is a fantastic host: helpful but not intrusive. We would love to return and spend a month.

  • Submitted: Jun 16, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Wonderful place to stay

  • 5 of 5

We absolutely enjoyed our stay at Shelley's. Girona is a beautiful city and Shelley's loft is just steps away from the cobbled streets of the old city. The loft is beautiful and bright with the morning sun streaming in the windows. We were there primarily for the road cycling and we were not disappointed. Never have we cycled on roads where the motorists were so respectful and accommodating. Girona and it's surrounding roads are cycling heaven. Shelley was attentive and very helpful. I would not hesitate to recommend my friends and family stay here and we are sure to return to Shelley's loft as well.

  • Submitted: Apr 7, 2016
  • Stayed: Mar 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Excellent base for both the town and the region; but you will want to stay home and enjoy the loft.

  • 5 of 5

We loved everything about this place; owner has a beautiful esthetic that permeates the unit. We were three artist/architects and this loft checked all the boxes. Well equipped kitchen, large comfortable dining area; a single private bedroom and a second full bed in the primary living space. Worked fine for a couple + a friend. Used loft as a base for exploring Girona on foot (sights start right outside the front door) and provided easy, convenient parking to allow runs to the coast.

Shelley is a pro; lots of info for travelers in the loft and personal recommendations in the neighborhood revealed several winners. She was away but we felt her presence in the unit; her support staff was excellent. Any return to Catalonia will include a return!

  • Submitted: Oct 29, 2015
  • Stayed: Sep 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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El Celler de Can Roca
Girona Train Station
Cafe Le Bistrot
Monestir de Sant Pere de Galligants
El Cul de la lleona
Restaurant Curia Reial SL.
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BIONECTAR Organic Art Food
Girona Cathedral
Arab Baths (Els Banys Arabs)
Nearest Airport
15 Kilometres
Girona International Airport
Nearest Barpub
50 Metres
Sant Daniel
Nearest Golf
10 Kilometres
Sant Juliá de Ramis
Nearest Train
3 Kilometres
Renfe Girona
Nearest Motorway
5 Kilometres
Nearest Restaurant
50 Metres
Sant Daniel
Nearest Ski
50 Kilometres
La Molina
Nearest Beach
25 Kilometres
Sant Feliu
Car: not necessary

My property is located in the most prestigious area of Girona, the Valley of Sant Daniel, just minutes behind the Girona Cathedral. A 5 min. walk (truly!) to the west along the river and you arrive in the heart of Girona´s medieval old town and the Cathedral, featuring many restaurants, outdoor cafes, shops, cinemas and even our Sunset Jazz Club. A 5 min. walk (truly!) to the east along the river, and you come to the XI century Monastery of Sant Daniel, beautifully restored and home to nuns of the Benedictine order. Another 5 min. walking and you enter the beautiful countryside and mountain of Sant Daniel, with paths for walking, hiking, mountain biking and picnics. There are steep rock paths to mild walking paths, leading to fabulous viewpoints, castle and fort. There are also restaurants for enjoying typical Catalan cuisine and grilled meats. It is amazing that this is all available in just minutes from old town Girona!


Rates & Availability

Girona Apartment Rental Rates

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Sep 1 2016 - Sep 30 2016
2 night minimum stay
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2 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 3 guests; add $11 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning fee $45
Refundable damage deposit $337

There may be an additional fee for heating with long term winter stays.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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Girona Apartment Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • apartment
  • floor 1
  • Guests provide their own meals
Location Type:
  • Downtown ...
  • Monument View ...
  • Mountain View ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Spa
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Catering Available
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove ...
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • 1 VERY large bathroom which I have designed to serve several guests at the same time. It has a large, walk in shower area with window and changing 'room', a stylish toilet room with sink, mirror and side table, and a large open room with sink and large countertop, mirror and window, stacked washer and dryer and 3 floor to ceiling closets. Ample towels, sheets, blankets, comforters, hair dryer, etc., it's all there for your comfort.
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 6
  • Queen size Beds (2) One queen in the separate bedroom and one queen in the loft area., Twin or Single Beds (1) This is a long and very comfortable bed which I have attached to the sofa, appropriate for an adult., Child Beds (1) This is the couch portion of the couch/bed (I created my own version of the 'L' shaped couch!) and makes a very comfortable bed for a child.
  • Books ...
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Music Library
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Video Library
  • Balcony ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets not allowed ...
Onsite Services:
  • Massage
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • ruins
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • miniature golf
  • outlet shopping
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hot air ballooning
  • hunting
  • ice skating
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • parasailing
  • pier fishing
  • racquetball
  • rafting
  • rock climbing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • skiing
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • snowboarding
  • snowmobiling
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • whitewater rafting
  • wind-surfing
The modern kitchen and island are open to the dining area, allowing for guests to relax around the island and even help in food prep. Both share truly spectacular views through the magnificent sliding glass doors to the balcony, to the green gardens of the Girona Cathedral. The bathroom is also very large, with separate toilet room, very large walk in shower, and large sink and counter area. 5 people can easily be in the bathroom at the same time, attending to different functions! There is also plenty of storage. The views from every window of the loft apartment are sublime. This loft is a first floor walk up, no elevator. The 100 m2 terrace is on the 3rd floor and has 2 large tables, plenty of chairs, a Weber bbq and built in sink, faucet and shower and most importantly, the most spectacular views of the Cathedral, the Sant Feliu church, nearby mountain ranges and on a clear day, the Pyrenees.

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