Villa Tranquila is a large beautifully designed villa with its own private salt water 8 metre pool and a unique quality and ambiance making it the perfect holiday retreat. Surrounded by mature gardens it is situated in the exclusive Puig Rosell, with breathtaking views of the medieval village Calonge, the Les Gavarres mountains and the sea beyond.
The design of the Villa is such, that steps are few, giving easy access around the property so therefore suiting all ages. It has been furnished to the highest standards achieving a unique combination of great comfort in luxurious surroundings suiting holiday seekers wanting something special or families with children. Natural textures of solid teak, oak, real leather, farmhouse terracota tiles and bamboo combined with the colours of cream, gold and the warm tones of the Mediterranean creates a relaxing tranquil place to be.
Every room has double doors to a terrace or garden, all with amazing views, ensuring the house is always full of light and the cooling Mediterranean breeze. By reserving Villa Tranquila you can be assured that this vacation home is as beautiful as it looks in the photographs and as described; making it the perfect, safe and reliable choice for your holiday.
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Where and what?:
To try and capture the feel of Villa Tranquila and put it into words is difficult but understated luxury and home from home do seem to cover it. The name is a bit of a give-away - the English equivalent is ‘tranquil house’ and really that says it all! However the secret to choosing this particular villa for your holiday, and this beautiful area, is that with the magnificent Costa Brava on your doorstep and all that it offers, combined with Villa Tranquila means that you have the magical mix of basking in sumptuous comfort and then choosing to be as laid back or as active as you wish. The mountains or the beach? an afternoon exploring the old town of Girona or perhaps some serious shopping in Palamos or Platja d'Aro? A jazz evening or a barbecue under the stars? What about a day trip to Barcelona? The choice goes on and on.
Villa Tranquila - the exterior:
The Villa is individually designed in a Modern Farmhouse Luxury Style with the aim to satisfy all tastes and needs, taking into account all age groups and their individual desires thereby creating the perfect holiday retreat. The Villa is approached by a long wide paved drive with a secure locking gate giving ample parking with extra for a car/boat/caravan at the side. A path winds its way past a large Weeping Willow tree and a mature flowering rockery towards the private barbecue and a relaxing area of a swing seat and sun chairs. There is access to the kitchen, lounge and Sundowner room or following the path further through the garden you reach a dining area for meals al fresco and the 8 METRE salt/chlorine mix swimming pool. Further on there are cushioned sun loungers, a large shaded terrace area, an outdoor pool shower and another dining area with umbrella placed in the shade of a pine tree. Lawns are laid to the side with plenty of further sun loungers, a fixed 3 metre umbrella and full size ping pong table.
Villa Tranquila - the interior:
The design of this Villa is unique in the fact that the spacious layout gives privacy for all the occupants. From the main entrance there is access to Bedroom 3 on the ground level with its own private bathroom and access through double doors to the garden and stunning mountain views. Also from here is a beautiful tower holding a sweeping tiled stairway with a few easy steps up giving access to Bedroom 1 and 2 and also Bathroom 1 on the first floor. Louvre doors give privacy to the occupants here and also security if there are young children in the party. Each bedroom has its own private terrace with Bedroom 1 (Master Bedroom) having double doors to a covered terrace of two chairs and breathtaking views and Bedroom 2 having a wrought iron table/chairs and a sun blind and the same fantastic vista! From the main entrance, and a few steps downwards you reach the dining kitchen, the lounge (40 inch HDTV), Hi Fi (iPod/MP3 cable for Hi Fi supplied) and dining area and also the Sundowner room with a PC station and computer desk (free WiFi) and printer. All have double doors to the pool/garden. (40MB Wifi and UK / European TV)
I only advertise Villa Tranquila on the HomeAway website and its subsidiaries i.e. HomeAway.co.uk. OwnersDirect.co.uk, FeWo-direkt.de, VRBO.com, Arbritel.fr. To ensure you are arranging your holiday with me, Judy Anderson the owner, please always use this website link or for further confirmation, please phone my home phone number 0044 01548 831212
Truly Fabulosa! Read on and see why..
THE BEAUTY OF STAYING AT VILLA TRANQUILA IS NOT JUST HOW FABULOUS IT IS, BUT ALSO THERE ARE NO HIDDEN CHARGES AND ALL OF THESE EXTRAS ARE INCLUDED IN THE PRICE !!
COMPUTER: Desk, PC, Broadband 40MG WiFi AND colour printer. Ipod link.
A REFRESHING WELCOME: Spanish beer (6), one quality bottle of Spanish white wine and one special bottle of Spanish red wine.
CLEANING AND A CHANGE OF LINENS/TOWELS on all bookings over 14 nights.
POOL TOWELS: Big cosy pool towels.
FULL SIZE TABLE TENNIS TABLE with plenty of bats and balls !
MEET AND GREET WELCOME SERVICE with Samantha our managing agent.
HAND SOAP, WASHING DETERGENT AND WASHING CONDITIONER.
TOILET ROLLS, DISHWASHER TABS supplied for your arrival.
BICYCLES:Two his and hers bicycles with helmets.
AIR CONDITIONING: Fitted in the Lounge, Master Bedroom and Sundowner Room.
LINENS AND TOWELS: All beautiful linens AND towels.
CDs AND BOOKS: A huge varied selection.
MANAGING AGENT: To assist with advice/help to ensure you have a dream holiday !!
A 25% non-refundable deposit is required on booking, with the remainder payable 8 weeks prior to departure.
A breakage/security deposit of 250 GBP (or equivalent in Euros) is required to be paid to the managing agent on day of arrival and will be returned to the guests by the agent on the day of departure assuming no damages or loss.
Pets will be considered however there is an extra charge of 75 GBP (or equivalent in Euros at the exchange rate on the day of booking) per week to cover the charge of an extra full professional clean after departure.
We would advise you to take out holiday insurance to cover cancellations as we cannot provide any refund once the final balance has been paid.
There is no smoking permitted inside the villa.
Changeover day is normally Saturday but can be negotiated.
All departures must leave by 10.00am and all arrivals no earlier than 4.00pm, unless by special arrangement with the owners/agents.
Helmets must be worn by the bicycle users.
Children must be supervised around the pool and garden at all times.
The multi-gym is used at your own risk.
We live in Calonge and in England at different times of the year and speak English and Spanish. I also have a little knowledge of written French and German.
I only advertise Villa Tranquila on the HomeAway website and its subsidiaries i.e. HomeAway.co.uk. OwnersDirect.co.uk, FeWo-direkt.de, VRBO.com, Arbritel.fr.
To ensure you are arranging your holiday with me, Judy Anderson the owner, please always use this website link or for further confirmation, please phone my home phone number 0044 01548 831212
Judy Anderson purchased this villa in 2005
We purchased this property after spending many happy holidays in Calonge and had it built and designed to our own specification. The Baix Emporda region is simply stunning, the people, the things to do just make it the perfect place to spend time whether it is to spend time on the beautiful beaches, be active exploring the nearby mountains or just to chill out in this beautiful Villa drinking the wine from the local vineyards and enjoying a barbeque - it is just perfect !
The individual design of the layout of the Villa is ideal for families, romantic breaks for just two people and also for all ages. Villa Tranquila has fantastic views being set on a mountain hillside, but has the added advantage of being suitable for everyone as it has very few steps both inside and outside. Access to the garden and swimming pool is very easy and there is a terrace which can be locked to be able to keep young children safe. The property is private with many areas to sit peacefully with lawned gardens and a fully established garden.
Just a quick note to thank you for a most enjoyable stay in your Spanish home. We enjoyed the lovely views from the delightful garden. The house is very special and had everything we needed.
Would you also pass on our thanks to Samantha.
Fabulous is not a word I use very often, however, the Villa can only be described as Fabulous. It is situated in a lovely quiet position, in an area just outside Calonge. The views are superb, looking across Calonge towards the sea at Sant Antoni and Palamos. Many afternoon was spent sitting around the sparkling pool enjoying the hot winter sun, with a cold beer or a glass of wine.
We were met by Samantha, who looks after the Villa, any question you would ask, by text or phone, is answered quickly. You could not improve on Sam. Equally the Villa is clean and well maintained.
Whilst we were there we visited a local vineyard, Mas Molla, well worth a visit, it is family run and one of the daughters showed us around the cellars, don't miss it. Also horsed riding at Hipica Unicorn, run by a Swiss lady who speaks English, very reasonable prices. Best to look on Google Earth for your directions, then very easy to find. There are a number of restaurants nearby and these are shown in a folder on site, we basically self catered, so I cannot comment on them.
What I can comment on is the very friendly, and at all times helpful contact with Judy Anderson, the owner. And when you arrive at the Villa, you will find a folder containing a wealth of information regarding every possible question you may have of the Villa and the surrounding areas; Doctors, Dentists, Train times to Barcelona Etc Etc. You do not find this amount of terrific information in most rental properties.
Would I recommend this superb Spanish Home to family, friends and anyone who reads this review, YES I would.
Bother, I have just realised that I should have kept this review to myself, as I will now have problems in booking my future holidays there.
Thank you Judy for everything.
Well equipped and maintained inside and out, lovely views, well supported by local property manager.
Helpful tips and recommendations left by the owner.
Enjoyed local coastal and inland walks.
Many good restaurants in nearby coastal towns and villages.
Played golf at Emporda, 30 minutes drive away (2 good 18 hole courses)
Always enjoy visiting the town of Palafrugell, 15 mins drive away.
No hesitation in recommending the villa to others.
We had a wonderful holiday at Villa Tranquila. The property is beautiful, a real home from home with everything you could possibly need for a relaxing break and one of the best we have stayed in. The pool was lovely as were the outdoor seating areas and the view from the terrace was fantastic - a lovely place to sit in the evening with a relaxing drink looking across to the village of Calonge. The welcome pack was a lovely touch and much appreciated after a long day travelling. Sam was also very helpful and informative and made us all feel at home straight away. We had a wonderful holiday and hope to return one day in the future.
A fantastic, well kept villa with a super friendly agent who gave us loads of valuable tips about the area as she lives there. We had a fabulous stay and really enjoyed the facilities the villa offered, especially the lovely pool. We hope to visit again.
Seven of us stayed at Villa Tranquila in June, 2016 and thoroughly enjoyed it. The three bedrooms are of good size and all contain a private, outdoor setting. The living/dining room area worked well for our group and although the kitchen was a tad small we managed just fine. Our favorite setting was the pool area. The views from there were beautiful and the water very refreshing. It was an awesome place to relax after an excursion.
Samantha, the manager of Villa Tranquila was excellent! She was very helpful with directions and suggestion for places to eat and see. Our favorite outing was to Castell d'Emporda near La Bisbal - a must see! The views and restaurant food were fabulous!
My only negative is that there is very little in the way of restaurants/pubs in walking distance of the house. It would be difficult to get around without a car. Overall, I highly recommend staying here.
This is quite simply one of the nicest VRBO or AirBNB experiences I've had to-date. Coming from a long drive from Paris via San Sebastian, Alquisar, and Barcelona, we finally arrived at this villa for 4 days of complete relaxation before returning to Paris.
This property delivered in so many ways... perfect location, utterly peaceful, full of small, thoughtful comforts (plenty of books, cookware, pool toys, and useful things that would have been a pain to buy), and with plenty of room for at least 6 if not 8 people (we were only 4). The highlights are an absolutely marvelous pool, which was crystal clear on our arrival, and is meticulously maintained (the pool man checked in during our stay); the view, which was breathtaking to the Med; and the 7 minutes by car to the beach; extremely high quality internet - quite surprised, and I was able to actually work most days in the evening without a hitch.
We also discovered some excellent gems by actually reading Judy's "What to do" and "How things work" binders provided. The fish market which opens at 5pm is absolutely not to be missed and would have never occurred to us otherwise. The produce there is second to none if you like seafood. Cooking it is beyond simple as its quality is such that nothing but olive oil and salt is required for most items. We made it to Girona in under 40 minutes, fascinating town with a deep history, and otherwise the house was so comfortable that it sapped our motivation to wonder very far from the pool :)
Would definitely stay here again, and highly recommend it to others.
Villa Tranquila is an individually designed, south facing villa with panoramic views from the Les Gavarres mountain range to the right, sweeping over the village and castle of Calonge out to the blue Mediterranean. The village of Calonge with its weekly market, bars, several restaurants, supermarkets, chemists, butchers - in fact everything you need - is only 2 minutes by car and the fabulous beach of St. Antoni de Calonge a further 3 minutes. If this is your first visit to the area then you are in for a treat as it truly has something for everyone, whether you desire the warm waters of the Mediterranean Sea or hiking in the mountains of Les Gavarres or a leisurely round of Golf - it is all here and very accessible. You can choose from eating in restaurants by the beach or to farmhouse restaurants with breathtaking views towards the Pyranees. Fine dining or barbecues. The choice is yours. With ancient villages, stunning scenery, wonderful beaches, shopping and nightlife or lazy days by the pool - everything is here.
Other Activities: Summer: Entertainment Programme in Calonge for all, Music and Jazz Festival Water park, Fun Fairs and Excellent Shopping (Platja d'Aro, Palamos, Girona, Barcelona)
Cancellations: A 25% non-refundable deposit is payable at the time of the Booking.
Any cancellation made by the client for whatever reason shall be by telephone followed by email or in writing to Judy Anderson. If the booking is cancelled within 8 weeks of the arrival date the entire balance will be forfeited we therefore advise you to take out Holiday Insurance to cover cancellations.