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House with garden and pool, WIFI. We focus on peerless service.

Sleeps5
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms2
Space 861 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 7 nights

Overview

About the property

Garden and pool, WIFI (Free)

This is a new house (built in 2006), ideal for families and children and situated in Puig Sec, a quite suburb of La Escala, with sleeps for 4 - 5 persons. It is the second house from the right on the photo, the one with the window and terrace door open. Free WIFI. The house is furnished with modern designer-furniture. It has an Eat-in kitchen and 3 bedrooms. The master bedroom leads to terrace with view of the Pyrenees mountains. There are 2 bathrooms, air-conditioning and Danish stove (comfortable and cozy at any time of the year) and also private terrace and direct access through garden to communal pool/barbecue area. The communal pool/barbeue are is shared with 11 other houses. It is a 15 min walk (800 m) away from the beach Cala Montgó as well as from La Escala town.; 25 km from famous El Bulli restaurant by 3-Michelin star chef Ferrán Adriá. 6 x 18 hole golf courses are to be found within a 25 km radius. Cala Montgó is a diving-paradise. Dalí museum in Figueres is 20 km away

Sport & Culinary: 1) In Ampuriabrava, near Rosas is one of the world-famous sky-diving airports. You can also fly ultra-light aircraft there. 2) Especially Cala Montgó but also other nearby areas are known diving paradises. You will find several diving centres for professionals as well as Amateurs. 3) There are many good restaurants with Mediterranean food. Try the famous paellas at Can Miquel directly on the beach of Cala Montgó or the restaurant Miryam in the centre of La Escala for fine dining out. Haute Cuisine lovers will be delighted to know that El Bulli restaurant by famous 3-star Chef Ferrán Adriá is only 25 km away. Drive to Cala Montjoi, through Rosas. If you can get a table reservation, then rest assured it will be an once-in-a-lifetime culinary experience for you. The price, however, will also be hard to forget.

Culture & Art: The extensive ruins of the Greco-Roman town Empuries occupy an imposing site beside the sea, just outside La Escala. Three separate settlements were built between the 7th and 3rd centuries BC, inhabited first by Greeks (600 BC) and then by Romans (218 BC). If you are interested in art, you should visit the famous Salvador Dalí museum in Figueres, where he was born in 1904 and where he also mounted his first exhibition at age 15. The artist embraced surrealism in 1929 and established himself as one of the greatest artists of the 20th century. Besalú, located in the lush and green volcanic area of La Garrotxa (spelled 'Garrot-cha'), is a magnificent medieval town with a striking approach across a fortified bridge over the river Fluviá. It has two fine Romanesque churches, built in the 10th Century. However, the town is now famous for the accidental discovery in 1964, of a mikah, a ritual Jewish bath built in 1264 and which is one of only 3 of that period to survive in Europe.

Family-friendly holidays: La Escala / Cala Montgó are ideally suited for a relaxing and enjoyable holiday with children. There are many ice-cafes on the beach promenade where cars are not allowed to drive. Parents are able to keep an eye on tehir children playing on the beach while they enjoy themselves to a treat of sangria or ice cream!

More Details

Owner
Carmen Mas
Member since: 2007
Speaks: english, german, spanish, Catalan
Response time:
Within 2 days
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
September 5, 2017

About Carmen Mas

We, the owners, are a family with two young daughters. We regularly use the house ourselves in the low season.

We rent to families, only.

Our own travelling experience is our "guide". We prepare the house in exactly the way we would hope to find a house WE rent when on holidays in a faraway country.

We pay attention to detail: for example two towels are included per guest: one towel for the house plus a large over-size towel (2m x 1m) from Land´s End, for teh Beach. I have always been annoyed by the usual high-street shop towels where your feet or your head touches the sand!

Carmen Mas purchased this house in 2006

Why Carmen Mas chose Alt Emporda

We have a hectic daily life and wanted to create a cozy house serving as a place to recharge energies and relax, with a safe swimming pool, in natural and quiet surroundings and close to the beach. It is a modern Spanish design, with a lot of natural light, and we have decorated it in the minimalistic Scandanavian style.

We enlarged the American (open) kitchen counter, eliminating the living room dining table and putting in its place a Danish Oven which heats and is the center of the home in autumns and winters.

For us, quality-time with our kids is of utmost importance, and that is the reason we have NO TV installed. However, Football fans or TV aficionados: rest assured: thanks to our fast WLAN/WIFI connection you can see all your favourite TV shows in streaming mode, for free.

What makes this house unique

It is a summer-house conceived for a family with 2-3 children

Easy Access of the swimming-pool for small children, which can be easily supervised => safety.

Location near the beach and right next to a natural park, hence => quite and relaxing location.

Nice view of the Pyrinée mountains.

The swimming pool in the community garden area is shared by 12 houses. That way. children can make friends easily while their parents don´t suffer too much noise or action.

Our guests always mention that they loved the barbecue in the garden (there are 3 of them)!

Amenities

L'Escala House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house (terraced)
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 861 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM / Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 5
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Mountain
  • Near The Ocean
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Family
General:
  • Air Conditioning
  • Basic Soaps
  • Computer Available
  • Fireplace
  • Firewood
  • Garage
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Local Maps
  • PC
  • Parking
  • Parking On Street
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Wood Stove
  • Free Wifi
Kitchen:
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Kitchen
  • Kitchenette
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 5 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower , bidet
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower
  • Since 2007 we are continuously upgrading and modernising the house following our guests´ suggestions: we have added two hammocks to the house and we now include in the price free towels for home and beach. If you bring a toddler with you, we will provide you with a toddler´s bed and linenes. Especially, we like to mention that cleaning of house at end of stay is included in the price. We have added broadband internet connection (WIFI wireless), free of charge. We, the owners, are focused on offering you a fabulous holiday experience through peerless service. Maximum comfort and no hassle, nor surprises - this is our philosophy! Air Conditioning is also included (operated separately upstairs and downstairs). However, please be aware that the airco consumes a lot of electricity, and in the interest of a sustainable environment please use with care (i.e.: do not let it run 24h per day, don't run it when all doors and windows open, etc.). Thank you for your understanding.
Bedrooms:
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 5
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king , Baby cot upon request
    Bedroom 2 - 1 child bed , Bunk Bed for 3 persons. Size 2 x 0.9 m
    Bedroom 3 - 1 sleep sofa /futon
  • Master bedroom leads to terrace with a view of the Pyrenees mountains. Bed linen, sheets, and duvets are all supplied. We supply all towels - for the home as well as for the Beach. Guests need not bring any own towels. Baby cod plus linen and sheets as well as a diaper bin is available upon request, free of charge. A desk to work is available in the master bedromm. Free Wireless (WIFI) connection; please bring your own laptop.
Entertainment:
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
Outside:
  • Balcony
  • Beach Chairs
  • Gated Community
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Porch / Veranda
  • Screen Porch / Veranda
  • Small Cooler
  • Terrace
  • Walkway to Water
  • 6 garden chairs
  • 2 beach chairs
Suitability:
  • Low Allergen Environment
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool
  • Outdoor Pool
Attractions:
  • forests
  • marina
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • synagogues
  • volcano
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • golf
  • golf privileges optional
  • mountain biking
  • paragliding
  • pier fishing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
Notes:
The house is decorated in modern style. Design -oriented people will especially appreciate the decoration. It is a new building (2006) and all furniture and equipment is new. Microwave, Fridge, deep freezer, dishwasher and washing machine are available, as well as Danish stove for relaxing and romantic evenings (firewood supplied and free) and barbecue in the garden. Upper and lower floor are air-conditioned. Salt, sugar, spices, tea and coffee supplied.

Reviews

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House with garden and pool, WIFI. We focus on peerless service.
average rating of 4.85 based on 20 reviews
5

Fantastic extremly well equipped property

  • 5 of 5

We were welcomed by the friendly owners and given a comprehensive tour of the property as well being left with knowledge of their favourite places to visit and eat in the nearby area etc.

The property itself was spotlessly clean and tidy and as well equipped as our home with quality equipment. It was also wonderful that not only were towels and bed linen included, but also the usual basic essentials, such as a washing powder, cling film, herbs, coffee etc It was really just like walking into a fully equipped home.

We had a really relaxing week, having coffee on the upstairs balcony each morning admiring the view before enjoying the pool ( there was time in each day when we had it entirely to ourselves) as well as some wonderful local excursions.

We have no hesitation in recommending this property and would like to return one day - if only all rentals were like this one!!

  • Submitted: Oct 20, 2015
  • Stayed: Jul 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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Super vacances !

  • 4 of 5

Nous avons beaucoup aimé séjourner chez Carmen et Alexis !

La maison est très agréable, l'accueil est super :))

Nous avons été accueillie par Carmen, qui nous a montré toute la maison, et il y avait des boissons fraîches offertes dans le frigo !

Le seul bémol est le wifi qui n'est pas très rapide, voire parfois inexistant.

Merci Carmen et Alexis pour tout !

  • Submitted: Aug 24, 2017
  • Stayed: Aug 2017
  • Source: Abritel, from HomeAway
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5

Tolle und ruhige Ferien

  • 5 of 5

Wir haben zum zweiten Mal dort Ferien gemacht und haben einen super schönen Urlaub gehabt. Das Haus ist nach wie vor für Familien mit Kindern super geeignet. Die Abwicklung mit dem Vermieter war einfach und sehr familiär. Es hat an nichts gefehlt. Die komplette Anlage/Pool ist super gut unterhalten. Danke an den Vermieter/Vermieterin und wir werden wieder in den nächsten Jahren dort unseren Urlaub verbringen.

  • Submitted: Jan 3, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: Fewo Direkt, from HomeAway
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5

Skön semester för hela familjen

  • 5 of 5

Fantastiskt hus! Fungerade jättebra för 3 barn (8,12 och 14 år) och 2 vuxna. Väldigt välutrustat hus med två bra uteplatser, fin pool direkt utanför terassen och väl fungerade wifi. Särkilt hängmattorna uppskattades av döttrarna. Välkomnande värdpar som gav bra tips. Lugnt och skönt utan trängsel vid poolen och fin utsikt från huset.

La Escala är jättemysigt och det finns flera fina stränder, bra bagerier, restauranger och mataffärer på kort bilavstånd från huset. Vi kommer gärna tillbaka! Dalimuseet i Figueres och badlandet i Roses är värda en utflykt.

  • Submitted: Jan 2, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
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5

Schönster Spanienurlaub ever

  • 5 of 5

Wir haben uns dort so wohl gefühlt. Wir wollten nicht mehr heim. Haus, Garten, Pool, Umgebung alles wunderbar schön. Es war ruhig obwohl Ferienzeit war. Die Gastgeber waren sehr freundlich. Würden wir jederzeit wieder buchen. Danke für den schönen erholsamen Urlaub

  • Submitted: Jan 2, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: Fewo Direkt, from HomeAway
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Top locatie

  • 5 of 5

Wij hebben een goede vakantie gehad in deze uitstekend uitgeruste woning. De woning is gelegen in een rustige wijk aan de rand van een bos. De woning is van alle gemakken voorzien waarbij opvalt dat aan alles is gedacht. De keuken is volledig ingericht waarbij de koelkast bij aankomst is gevuld met cava en wat biertjes. De ontvangst door de eigenaren was allerhartelijkst waarbij we goede uitleg kregen over de werking van de verschillende electrische apparaten en hoe de 2 hangmatten goed gezekerd kunnen worden opgehangen. Vanuit de knusse tuin loop je zo de uitstekend onderhouden gemeenschappelijke tuin met zwembad en BBQ. De woning is zeker 5 sterren waard! Als laatste: onze dochter vergat haar iPhone oplader, deze werd door de eigenaar netjes nagestuurd! Kortom mooie woning met prima service!

  • Submitted: Aug 6, 2015
  • Stayed: Jul 2015
  • Source: Fewo Direkt, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Tons of Thanks for the excellent rating! We hope you come back! Best regards, Alexis
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Map

Nearest Airport
50 Kilometres
Girona
Nearest Ferry
150 Kilometres
Barcelona
Nearest Golf
20 Kilometres
CG Empordá, CG Pals
Nearest Train
25 Kilometres
Figueres
Nearest Motorway
20 Kilometres
La Escala (Exit 5)
Nearest Beach
800 Metres
Cala Montgó, Playa Riells
Car: recommended

Cala Montgó is a beautiful pine-backed sandy cove (cala), 800 m (15 min walk) from the house. Pineforests along cliffs drop directly into the crystal-blue sea (hence the name 'Pinamar'). Wine, olives and fishing were the mainstays of the town before the development of tourism in the 1060s. In La Escala's port fishing nets are left to dry out in the sun. Due to the many fish and the clean and clear water Cala Montgó is a known paradise for scuba-divers. The secluded beach is wind-protected and has fine white sand and is thus ideally suited to families with small children. If you are interested in art and culture, you should visit the archaeological excavation site of Empuries (5 km) and the Dalí museum in Figueres (20 km). Those interested in fine dining should note that the famous El Bulli restaurant by 3-star chef Ferrán Adriá is only 25 km away in Cala Montjoi.

Golf: Golf players will be delighted to know that there are six 18 hole golf courses in the vicinity of La Escala: Empordá (27 holes) is my personal favourite, due to its combination of Scottish-like links with long fairways buried deep in pine tree woods, with sloping greens fiercely protected by bunkers and water! Nearby are Pals GC, another technical course, and Serres de Pals - all within 20 km of Pinamar. Torrmirona GC near Navata/Figueres is located in the green volcanic area of La Garrotxa (pronounced 'Garrotcha') at the base of the Pyrenees mountains. If you want to play a true championship course, actually owned by the PGA, try the PGA course in Salt/Girona (36 holes) - only for long-distance hitters! Not for the faint-hearted (Empordagolf Tel. (+34) 972 760450, Pgacatalunya Tel. 972 472577, Golfplatjadepals Tel. 972 667739, Golfserresdepals Tel. 972 637375, Torremirona Tel. 972 553737).

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Rates & Availability

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Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Damage Deposit $356.72

No Extra Costs. All inclusive.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • Canceled bookings will not receive a refund

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