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Large detached hillside villa, private pool with stunning views - sleeps 10

Calonge, Province of Girona, Spain
  • Villa3229 sq. ft.
  • Bedrooms4
  • Sleeps10
  • Bathrooms4
  • Half Baths0
  • Minimum Stay3 - 14 nights

10-12 people 4 Bedroom 4 Bathrooms,private pool,covered terraces,spacious

Pacha Mama is a modern and spacious villa set in a tranquil hillside setting with magnificent panoramic views of the mountains and distant sea. The villa is surrounded by beautiful gardens with BBQ and a variety of different seating and eating areas - ideal for relaxing in the sun or shade. The stylish interior has been updated in 2016 and tastefully designed and equipped for your comfort and enjoyment. All rooms are larger than most other rental villas and each room has 2 sets of double doors leading to a covered terrace with private seating area and views. 4 large bedrooms and 4 large en suite bathrooms. The secure private salt-water pool is nestled amongst trees and also has beautiful vistas. There are ample loungers and chairs for your relaxation. The additional private shaded garden with lemon trees, and couch seating if you want to get away from the group or an additional play area for the children. Pacha Mama is also ideal for two families or groups who want a spacious and comfortable holiday. Secure off street parking for 4 cars. The pool is fully secure for use by young children. Many guests comment that the villa is bigger than it appears in the photo.

There is fast internet and French, German, and basic English channels.

Local places of interest: Calella de Palafrugell: Picture postcard old fishing village with beautiful beaches, coves and typical white seaside houses. Traditional small boat fishing is still practiced here. Llafranc: Sister village to Calella de Palafrugell. It makes for a beautiful walk along the coast between the two villages. Sitting high on the cliffs to the north of Llafranc is the stunning vista from the lighthouse, restaurant and medieval church (ask for the key in the restaurant) of El Far / Sant Sebastian. Pals: Beautifully preserved hilltop medieval village, complete with church, castle, winding cobbled streets and vistas to the Mediterranean. Girona: Medieval city with charming narrow cobbled streets and a perfectly preserved “old quarter”. Girona also has many shops and department stores in the newer part of town. Figueres: Home of the world-renowned Dalí museum. If you have any interest in art this is the place for you. And don’t forget Pubol, a local village with a castle that Dalí renovated

More Local places of interest: Summary of Local Activities: Water Park






Horse-back riding


Local cultural events (numerous in the summer)


Wind surfing

Wind kitting




History trips





Bird Watching

Nature Trails

Quad Bikes

Paint Ball


Beer and wine drinking


Joan & Andy Ball

Member Since 2009
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english, spanish, Catalan
Calendar last updated:
Mar 29, 2018
About Joan & Andy Ball

We are a retired English Couple and we built this house in 2007 on land adjacent to our house where we have lived full time for 13 years when we are not travelling the world. We have one daughter at University in England although she did go to school in the area. We speak Spanish and Catalan.

Joan & Andy Ball purchased this Villa in 2007

Why Joan & Andy Ball chose Calonge

We love the location thats why we live here. The beautiful mountain views and the proximity to the beach. Also there is so much to visit in the immediate area. Lots of biking and walking trails. Lots of culture and the restaurants are wonderful.

What makes this Villa unique

The mixture of sea and mountains is a wonderful benefit. A relaxing way of life and not loud, drunken people. Its very family orientated and is mainly Catalan and Spanish which we love. There are so many things to do in the area. We love our little part of Catalonia.


    • Internet
    • Swimming pool
    • Heater
    • Satellite or Cable
    • Kids Welcome
    • Washer & Dryer
    • Parking
    • TV
    • No Smoking


      • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
      • Bedroom 1
        1 king, 1 sleep sofa /futon, En-Suite bathroom
      • Bedroom 2
        1 king, 1 baby crib, 1 sleep sofa /futon, En-Suite bathroom - also has couch, armchair, table, TV
      • Bedroom 3
        4 twin/ single, En-Suite bathroom. Extra fold up beds available.
      • Bedroom 4
        2 twin/ single, Internal bedroom with bunk beds leading off bedroom 1
      • The bedroom suites are luxuriously furnished, have own secure double door entrance, are full en-suite, south-facing, have 2 sets of double doors with individual private terrace and stunning mountain and distant sea-views The covered terraces off the bedrooms have a seating area . Three main bedrooms have their own seating area for those quiet moments. Bedrooms have large wardrobes and storage space. Bedrooms have overhead fans to keep you cool during those hot evenings. Three main bedrooms have television or DVD player to keep the children entertained with the multitude of DVD's available. Tastefully decorated throughout. Cots, baby monitor, high chair can be provided and there is adequate space.


      • 4 Bathrooms
      • Bathroom 1
        toilet, shower, En-suite
      • Bathroom 2
        toilet, shower, En-suite
      • Bathroom 3
        toilet, shower, En-suite
      • Bathroom 4
        toilet, shower, Family
      • All the bathrooms are large and fully tiled with large mosaic tiled shower enclosures. All the showers have a large modern shower head and separate hand-held shower attachment. All bathrooms equipped with luxurious towels.

      Location Type

        • Beach
        • Mountain
        • Near The Ocean


            • Family
            • Luxury


                • Guests provide their own meals


                    • Local Maps
                    • Activities Guide
                    • Basic Soaps
                    • Ceiling Fans
                    • Hair Dryer
                    • Heating
                      Electric wall radiators
                    • Internet
                      High speed internett
                    • Iron & Board
                    • Linens Provided
                    • Living Room
                      Large 48 inch TV
                    • Local Activities Guide
                    • Alarm Clock
                    • Local Restaurant Guide
                    • Parking
                      Off road parking for
                    • Parking Off Street
                      Off road parking for 4 vehicles
                    • Parking On Street
                    • Sofa Bed
                    • Sunbed
                    • Toilet Paper
                    • Towels Provided
                    • Washing Machine
                    • Wireless Internet


                        • Kitchen
                          Kitchen has a large utility room off it that houses additional fridge, microwave and kitchen accessories
                        • 4 Ring Stove
                        • Coffee Maker
                        • Cooking Utensils
                        • Dishes & Utensils
                          Abundance of dishes and utensils
                        • Dishwasher
                        • Grill
                        • Blender
                        • Microwave
                        • Mini Refrigerator
                        • Oven
                        • Pantry Items
                        • Refrigerator
                          Two refrigerators one in main kitchen and large larder type freezer in utility room off kitchen
                        • Stove
                        • Toaster


                            • Child's Highchair
                            • Dining
                              10 covered chairs internal. Dining area outside to seat 10. Also pool dining area to seat 6 Individual tables to seat 2 on patios
                            • Dining Area
                            • comfy seating for 12 people


                                • Music Library
                                • Books
                                • CD Player
                                • DVD Player
                                • Games
                                • Games for Kids
                                • Books for Adults
                                • Radio
                                • Satellite / Cable
                                • Stereo
                                • Television
                                  French German Basic English TV
                                • VCR
                                • Video Library


                                    • Outdoor Grill
                                    • Balcony
                                    • Bicycles
                                      Rentals close to the villa
                                    • Deck / Patio
                                      4-5 terraces Terrace outside each bedroom and living room. Pool terrace. Garden terrace shaded BBQ terrace
                                    • Golf
                                      Many golf courses
                                    • Kayak / Canoe
                                      Not far away to rent
                                    • Lawn / Garden
                                    • Beach Chairs
                                    • Patio
                                    • Porch / Veranda
                                    • Small Cooler
                                    • Terrace
                                    • Unscreened Porch / Veranda
                                    • Wood Deck


                                        • Long-term Renters Welcome
                                        • suitable for elderly or infirm
                                        • wheelchair inaccessible
                                          Upstairs bathroom has bars fitted by toilet.

                                          Pool / Spa

                                            • Outdoor Pool
                                            • Private Pool


                                                • nude beach
                                                • autumn foliage
                                                • churches
                                                • cinemas
                                                • coin laundry
                                                • forests
                                                • library
                                                • live theater
                                                • marina
                                                • museums
                                                • botanical garden
                                                • playground
                                                • recreation center
                                                • restaurants
                                                • ruins
                                                • synagogues
                                                • theme parks
                                                • volcano
                                                • water parks
                                                • winery tours

                                                  Leisure Activities

                                                    • beachcombing
                                                    • bird watching
                                                    • horseback riding
                                                    • outlet shopping
                                                    • paddle boating
                                                    • scenic drives
                                                    • sight seeing
                                                    • walking

                                                      Local Services & Businesses

                                                        • ATM/bank
                                                        • Babysitter
                                                        • fitness center
                                                        • groceries
                                                        • hospital
                                                        • laundromat
                                                        • massage therapist
                                                        • medical services

                                                          Sports & Adventure Activities

                                                            • rafting
                                                            • cycling
                                                            • fishing
                                                            • golf
                                                            • golf privileges optional
                                                            • hiking
                                                            • jet skiing
                                                            • mountain biking
                                                            • mountain climbing
                                                            • mountaineering
                                                            • pier fishing
                                                            • deepsea fishing
                                                            • roller blading
                                                            • sailing
                                                            • scuba diving or snorkeling
                                                            • skiing
                                                            • snorkeling
                                                            • sound/bay fishing
                                                            • swimming
                                                            • tennis
                                                            • water skiing
                                                            • water tubing
                                                            • wind-surfing


                                                                • The outside terrace area, off the living room, has a retractable awning and is ideal for shady dinning on those days when the sun is too hot to sit outside. Or you can open the awning for full-sun dinning. There is a big TV with UK, French, Germans, Spanish and Catalan satellite channels. Bose music system. Baby sitting, taxi, airport pick-up and catered poolside dining available on request. In one of the bedrooms there is also a separate TV/DVD with UK satellite channels.

                                                                  House Rules

                                                                  Check-in: 4:00 PM

                                                                  Check-out: 10:00 AM

                                                                  Cancellation Policy

                                                                  100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date. You must contact the owner directly to request cancellation.

                                                                  27 Reviews


                                                                  Latest reviews

                                                                  Great family holiday villa

                                                                  Claire H.

                                                                  House is as described, well equipped with lovely pool and views. Very relaxing. The owners and Carla couldn't be more helpful.

                                                                  Large comfortable Villa in a quiet location

                                                                  DAVE S.Stratford upon Avon

                                                                  Spent a relaxing long stay holiday in Calonge in this spacious well equipped villa. Weather was excellent and the salt water pool was much kinder to your skin and swimwear! The owners are very friendly and helpful and we would recommend this villa to large family groups.The local week long festival in nearby Palamos in mid June had many interesting events including a non stop fair and the parade of the Giants of Palamos

                                                                  Fantastic holiday, superb villa

                                                                  joanne m.

                                                                  The villa is situated in a beautiful peaceful location in the maintains with superb views across the hills out to sea. The villa is extremely spacious, really well equipped, well furnished and the pool area is great with the sun on it all day! We had an amazing holiday which was made even better by the accommodation. Its only 10 mins drive to either Palamos or Platja with lots of restaurants and bars to chose from, and there are also several supermarkets only 5-10 minutes away. The owners were extremely helpful before and during our stay and the property was very clean and tidy when we arrived. We would certainly recommend this villa to stay and will return again. A restaurant that are definitely worth a visit is Restaurant Don Quijote in Platja, its amazing, unfortunately we found this gem on our last night! its a real authentic Spanish restaurant which doesn't look anything special from the front but opens up when inside to a large open court yard with a open grill so you can see you food being cooked, the food was superb, you have to try the pinchos!!

                                                                  IDEAL FAMILY VILLA WITH PANORAMIC VIEWS

                                                                  DAVE S.Stratford upon Avon

                                                                  Just spent an enjoyable week in Calonge.The villa is very spacious and comfortable with plenty of room for a large family group. It is well furnished and equipped. It has large bedrooms with comfy beds and four fully tiled large ensuites with walk in showers. A big plus is the recently installed high speed internet connection which is ideal for receiving IPTV.

                                                                  The owners Joan and Andy were very friendly and helpful and live nearby. We have just booked a long stay family holiday for next year.

                                                                  Good location - selective description

                                                                  Susan H.kent

                                                                  Good location but the property is tired and furnishings well used. The decking is need of maintenance and poolside furniture is unusable due to age. Change of sheets and towels never occurred and the wifi was never up for more than 10 mins. The area is lovely and the view great but be prepared to be disappointed as the description is selective at best. Also the deposit is not automatically refunded you have to remember to chase, and chase and well a month after returning I've still not received it!

                                                                  Owner's Response:

                                                                  We always welcome and encourage constructive truthful feedback from our clients and pride ourselves on keeping our property well maintained and the furnishing up to date and in good working order.

                                                                  We have received twenty 5 star reviews and one 4 star review over the past seven years and we are aghast at these negative comments. The latest 5 star review was only 2 weeks before this clients arrival.

                                                                  We believe that this review was in retaliation to our contacting the clients regarding the terrible/disgusting state in which they left our villa and the damage caused. One bathroom had vomit all over the walls and floor, rubbish and food was left everywhere which caused insect infection, furniture had been mistreated and some linen had to be discarded as it was so dirty. The villa had to be deep cleaned at an extra cost to ourselves.

                                                                  We ask all our guests to the contract us if there are any issues so we can resolve them or replace or repair items immediately. No contact was made by these clients, including no comments about the internet.

                                                                  As clearly outlined in our contract clean linen is available if requested, which it was not. The outside wood furniture was purchased in 2013/2014.

                                                                  We are saddened by this untruthful review and ask future clients to consider all the other fantastic reviews we have received for our villa and also to note that we already have 2 repeat renters for next year.

                                                                  Erholung pur

                                                                  Patricia S.

                                                                  Wir haben zwei wirklich fantastische Ferienwochen in einem wunderschönen Haus erlebt, die Beschreibung traf voll und ganz zu, die Kinder hatten mit dem Pool und dem sehr angenehmen, nicht gechlorten Wasser, viel Spaß.

                                                                  Die Umgebung, der super einsame Strand und nicht zuletzt traumhaft schönes Sonnenwetter rundeten den Urlaub perfekt ab.

                                                                  Wir hatten absolut keine Probleme mit einem sehr freundlichen Vermieter!

                                                                  Ja, dieses Haus können wir nur empfehlen!


                                                                  Calonge, Province of Girona, Spain

                                                                  The villa is located in the Les Gavares hills of Calonge, Costa Brava.The local beach, 4 km from the villa, is called Sant Antoni where you will find huge sandy beaches, a multitude of beach activities and charming secluded beach coves that are set in the cliffs. There are lots of lovely walks and local vineyards with wine tastings. The village of Calonge has a small medieval centre with Castle and church. Palamós is the next town and this fascinating old fishing town still has a fishing fleet where you can watch the catch being landed and buy fish and famous Palamós Prawns caught fresh that morning. Palamós has some fantastic tapas bars if you want to join in with the locals in one of their favourite customs, eating, talking and drinking. Daily lively local markets brimming with fresh local, and mainly organic, produce. There are also a selection of good supermarkets. There is a great water park ten minutes away Other Activities: Tapas, wine tasting, medieval villages, roman ruins, bird watching, golfing, relaxing, private meditation woods Golf: We are in the centre of an area that has no less than 9 fabulous Golf Courses. Take a look at http://golf.costabrava.org/ Ski: Check out La Molina and Valter 2000

                                                                  Rates & Availability

                                                                  Additional information about rental rates

                                                                  Rental fees must be paid in full before arrival. A security deposit of €300 is required. Children are welcome. Summary of villa features: New large villa 3 enormous bedroom suites and 1 bunk bedroom 3 en-suite bathrooms and 1 family bathroom Located in the lovely Costa Brava Tranquil setting Sleeps 10 Private Salt-Water Pool 4 Large shaded terraces for shady dining and relaxation 2 separate eating areas

                                                                  27 Reviews
                                                                  Wonderful 4.8/5
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