|Minimum Stay||2 - 6 nights|
The house has a ground floor plus three floors with a total build area of around 500 sqm. First floor offers two double bedrooms, a spacious bathroom, a large dining-living room with kitchen and a private sunny garden with swimming pool filled with rainwater. In the second floor we find the master suite and two children suites, all equipped with it's private bathroom. In the third level there is a fully equipped gourmet kitchen-dining space, an spacious living room with fireplace and a spectacular sunny veranda facing south, with exclusive views over the old quarter of Girona. The total capacity of the house is up to 10 people. Services like breakfast, grocery purchase, private chef, baby sitter, daily cleaning or private parking in the property are available upon request.
Located in the core of Girona's historical quarter, Alemanys 5 is an exclusive luxury XVI century townhouse that offers 5 rooms to sleep up to 10 people. The property can also be divided into two independent apartments, 'El Badiu' and 'El Jardí' . Its recent and modern restoration integrates old and new, where sober and clean architectural lines look for the enjoyment of essentials such as the space, the sunlight, the sound of water, the heat of a fireplace, the relaxing silence of the stones. With privileged views, it benefits of a zen garden and a refreshing pool filled with rainwater. The property features designer furniture, TV with satellite channels, stereo with iPod connection and internet access. It is an ideal choice for a family holiday or a romantic getaway. Cyclists, golfers, gourmets, artists and culture lovers will enjoy the charm of Girona, a small cozy town close to the best Costa Brava beaches but also to a marvelous countryside and less than one hour from Barcelona.
Girona, things to do in the city: Girona is a charming small city located 100 km North of Barcelona and one of the richest cities in Spain. Girona has one of the most important mediaeval quarters in Spain, plenty of interesting historical buildings, one of the best-preserved old Jewish quarters in Europe and a magnificent Cathedral featuring the widest Gothic nave in the world with a breadth of 22 meters. The city also offers a vibrant shopping district with a combination of traditional goods and renowed international brands. The walking areas include plenty of cozy coffees and restaurants that offer a variety of culinary experiences. Girona is also well known for its cultural life. As well as a number of museums, the city has the most important autumn festival in Spain, “Temporada Alta”, offering three months of avant-garde international music, dance and theater. In addition, several jazz, classical, rock, flamenco, traditional or world music concerts are programmed during all the year.
Girona, things to do in the surroundings: Girona is well known to professional and amateur golfers. Only 22 kilometres from the city is the PGA Catalunya Resort, which since its opening in 1999 has quickly gained an impeccable international reputation and is currently ranked 2nd in Spain, 3rd in continental Europe and, most recently, among the 100 best golf courses in the world. As well, there are a further eight high-quality 18-hole golf courses available less than one hour's drive from the property. Girona is also a world famous destination for professional and amateur cyclists. Only a few minutes from Alemanys 5 there is also a vast forest with hundreds of signposted off-road mountain-bike routes which can take you all the way to the coast.
Girona, things to do in the region: Less than one hour's drive from the house you can reach the famous Costa Brava coastal region, with plenty of beaches and sailing ports, still offering some 'hidden gems' for visitors who seek them out. Small villages like Cadaqués, Begur or LLafranc have attracted artists such as Salvador Dalí, Joan Miró or Pablo Picasso and still inspire many contemporary artists. Between Girona and the Costa Brava is the Empordà, a region of countryside, with plenty of small charming medieval villages, as well as wheat and sunflower fields that bloom with poppies in spring, creating one of the most beautiful landscapes of Spain. Girona is also a renowned culinary destination. Home of exquisite “sea and mountain mixed” recipes, the city hosts “El Celler de Can Roca” ranked second best restaurant in the world. Other other Michelin starred restaurants like“Santa Pau” are less than one hour's drive from the property.
One of the nicest houses I have ever set foot in - modern and tastefully decorated, set within the frame of this historical property. The location in the old town of Girona suited us perfectly and we received prompt and friendly help from the lovely Montse with everything from taxi bookings to restaurants and shops.
We would love to come back!
We were a party of 8 cyclists visiting Girona. The Apartment ticked all the boxes for us. We rented the whole house, which provided more than enough space for all of us. We did alot of self-catering and the apartment was well equipped for all our needs. Overall the apartment design and specification is wonderful. We arrived late at 11pm and Juan had very kindly facilitated our request to have some food and drinks available for us on arrival. This was greatly appreciate. This is a great base for exploring the old town and principle sites in Girona. All in all a great house. Karl Gaffney
We rented the entire property of Alemanys 5 from Oct.16 to Oct. 23, 2015. It may have been the highlight of our two week trip. The pictures actually don't do the property justice. It is stunning -, a great mix of modern and old, and perfectly equipped with a wonderful layout. We were greeted by Montse who showed us through all the ins and outs of the house. We even met the owner, Juan, who agreed to be our chef for a day during our week. We learned to make fideua and spent a great portion of the day shopping and cooking with him. It made such a great memory.
Juan supplied us with very good directions in English and in Spanish because it is a little tricky to get to. There is a very helpful elevator on the ground floor for moving in, but then the stairs are easily manageable after that. We had so much room to spread out in the property. It was really a shame to have to leave it during the day. The views are beautiful and the church bells are great background music. We loved that there was a restaurant/bar right in front of our building that provided takeaway as well as eat in food.
I would highly recommend this property for families and groups such as ours (8 women of various ages on a Spanish adventure). The home is even recognized around town as a prime property. Shop owners were excited to hear we stayed in the beautiful Alemanys 5!
Girona is a charming small town in the heart of Catalonia, half an hour driving from the beautiful beaches of the Costa Brava and two hours driving from the best ski resorts in the Pyrenees. Less than one hour driving from Girona you can find 4 restaurants rated three star Michelin each, and among them El Celler de Can Roca, considered the best restaurant in the world. Girona is also well known thanks to its vibrant cultural life all year round and offers very good quality shopping as well. Last but not least, Girona is only one hour driving from Barcelona.
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