About the property
- Villa1668 sq. ft.
- Half Baths1
- Minimum Stay6 - 7 nights
3 bedrooms1ensuite2nd bath Sep WC.6 adults:cot-bed+highchair+pushchair available
Casa Candia is situated on a sunny hillside & belongs to a private urbanisation named Vizcondado de Cabanyes, it has wonderful panoramic views to the Mediterranean sea.The villa is tastefully furnished.There are 2 balconys & 2 terraces with stunning views.The kitchen is well equipped for a family of 6 + baby, and the adjacent open plan dining and sitting areas are comfortably furnished; French window type doors lead out onto a large patio which joins the patio and lawn in front of the pool. An open log fire. INTERNET . TV - English, German, French & Spanish. Nintendo Wii station + games & sports. DVD/VHS, CD- tape-player & radio, 1 TV- Video in ensuite-bedroom; ipod docks in 4 rooms, a book shelf with 300 varied books. Ping-pong table. 8 sun-lounges,2 garden tables,plenty of chairs, Weber charcoal grill:a gas grill. Central heating: ventilators for the summer.There are plenty of things to do, and many interesting places to visit. Our agent is in nearby Sant Antonio, and speaks English, German, French and Spanish.
From our GUEST BOOK : Good morning Mr. Harrison,I wanted to drop you a quick note to say that we enjoyed our visit to Spain and your home was lovely! Also, the ladies at the rental office were very nice and helpful. Thanks again, Pam Lake.
Jonathan. Just a quick note to let you know we have just returned from Spain and have had a excellent time. Although the weather hasn't been great the villa was a real home from home, in a fantastic location and with all the amenities we needed. The children made full use of the pool and the fact that it was indoors meant we were all able to use it even when it wasn't sunny. Best wishes Craig.
Hello Brett, Thank you for all the directions - they were spot on. We had a very enjoyable time in Catalunya. The villa was just what we wanted. Oh for a palm tree and such solitude and views. We thought the pool was excellent with the overhead balcony. I found a very compulsive read in your extensive library & We found Al Vent very helpful. Sue and Keith
Eating : There are plenty of excellent opportunities for wining and dining. From Monday to Friday it is possible to have a good midday meal for 9 to 15 Euros, this is generally a three course meal ( often 3 different choices for each course ) and sometimes includes not only bread, but water,wine and coffee too. Midday meals are from 13.00 h. untill 15.30 h. and evening dining begins at 20.00 h. Many restaurants are non-smoking, but one has to check at the door. Palamos has a variety of very good restaurants,bars and tapas bars (Moni 's tapas-bar!! )
Also along the sea front at Sant Antonio there is a good selection of restaurants where one can sit outside; even an Irish pub for those who miss their Guinness. Playa d'Aro also has some good restaurants, as well as the usual fast food: pizza and burgers etc.
Shopping - eating at home:- there is a good super market in Calonge and others are 1 to 2 kms further down the road; there are also daily markets, which rotate from town to town.
Places of interest: The charming picturesque fishing villages of LLAFRANC, CALELLA,TAMARIU are lovely and also enjoy a variety of excellent restaurants: the fantastic views from the lighthouse above Llafranc at Cap de Sant Sebastian,where one can dine at the El Far Hotel high above the sea: are all not to be missed. PALS is a superbly preserved and reconstructed medieval village, very pretty, and best visited early in the morning before everyone else arrives. LA BISBAL - best known for its Catalan ceramics industry (there are dozens of shops), PALAFRUGEL, BEGUR, SANT FELIU are all worth a visit. Further afield, the Dali museum at FIGUERES, the Dali house at Port Lligat near CADAQUES ( one has to book a time ,Tel.972 25 83 15) and the small castle where Dali's wife Gala lived at PUBOL on the way to Girona, are all very interesting. Girona itself also has alot to offer, with many different shops, a cathedral and an interesting old town. In the summer there are music festivals at PERELADA and at Cap Roig.
Jonathan Brett Harrison
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- Apr 15, 2018
About Jonathan Brett Harrison
I am English, born in Cambridge. I now have dual nationality, becoming Swiss in 2016. I have lived in Zurich since 1975, working as a musician.
Why Jonathan Brett Harrison chose Calonge
I bought this property twenty years ago as a holiday retreat for family and friends. In the meantime the house and the pool have been fully renovated We love the area, the country side, the wonderful views from the house towards the sea, Palamos to the left and the woods to the right of the house. It is great to sit in front of the pool or some where in the garden, completely private, no immediate neighbours, Palamos and the sea in the distance. It has been wonderful to see the garden grow. Every thing, except the cork oak trees we have planted our selves. The mimosa trees in the spring are particularly beautiful. Calonge is five minutes in the car and there are many beautiful seaside villages to visit, with many restaurants, good food and of course Barcelona is also not far away. About one and a half hours to the center of Barcelona by car. Calonge is also within driving distance of Zurich.
What makes this Villa unique
The house is very private, built on a plateau dug out of the side of the hill. There is little traffic on the road below and the few cars that pass are hardly noticed. Many houses in the area are over looked by more than one neighbour. Casa Candia is not surrounded by over looking properties, and one can sit in the garden in peace and quiet, with a fantastic view and without being observed. The indoor pool has proved not only to be beneficial out of season, but also in the summer months. In the winter months the pool water, can be heated and there are also radiators. In the summer the glass doors can be opened giving pool full access to patio and garden. In the summer the sun can be very hot in Spain, but having an indoor pool allows children to play for hours without any worries of sun burn. For security, all glass doors have sliding metal gates, which can be opened fully, there are bars on the windows and the front door also has a metal gate. For guests who are renting Casa Candia, my agent Al Vent is also on hand to help with any emergencies to do with the house or otherwise. ( dentist or doctor etc. )
Pool / Spa
Local Services & Businesses
Sports & Adventure Activities
Check-in: 4:00 PM
Check-out: 10:00 AM
100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date. You must contact the owner directly to request cancellation.
Wonderful house in great location!
This is a brilliant holiday house; spacious, clean and very well-equipped. The pool is fantastic and, being indoors, can be used whatever the weather - it certainly kept our kids entertained. We also made good use of the table tennis table. There are lots of beautiful beaches and coves within very easy reach of the house. All in all a perfect holiday house for us!
Great villa in a great location
Great villa, plenty of space in a lovely quiet location with terrific views over Palamos and the coast. The heated pool was a nice feature and would certainly suit those with families, (where you are looking to keep children out of the sun) or the cooler months of the year. There are extensive gardens around the villa with a variety of colourful plants and we thoroughly enjoyed our time here.
Maison de vacances parfaite
We are back from Spain, and the holiday was very successful : the garden is beautiful, the house is very comfortable, the wifi worked perfectly, and the pool is fantastic with a perfect temperature. Even the weather was at the rendezvous, hard to ask for more.
Une villa accueillante et bien équipée
Excellent séjour. Les points forts sont:
La piscine intérieure, chauffée et bien située;
Un équipement complet;
Un très beau point de vue.
Un très bon accueil du personnel de l'agence.
Le seul point faible est la rampe d'accès au parking, très difficile à négocier.
Thank you so much for writing a review. We are happy you enjoyed your holiday.
Many of the driveways in the area are steep: and over the years we have only had a couple of people who have commented about the access to the parking. All types of car from the smaller range of car
to Range Rovers have managed the driveway without a problem. The parking space at the top also has plenty of space in which to turn around and the car or cars are safe and hidden from the road.
Beautiful villa with stunning views
We love this villa and have stayed there several times. It is a real 'home from home', comfortable, clean, spacious and well equipped. The larger than average indoor pool is perfect for families, providing sun protection throughout the day. The garden is pretty and well maintained with interesting flowers at different times of the year. Three generations of our family, including a toddler, enjoyed this year's holiday; there is enough space and privacy for everyone. Nearby Calonge is a delightful Mediaeval village and Sant Antoni on the coast is a great family resort, friendly and not too crowded.
Have just returned from a wonderful week in Casa Candia. The description given was both detailed and accurate. The owner was very helpful and efficient throughout the whole process of enquiry to returning the bond after the holiday.
The instructions from Barcelona airport to the agents office were extremely clean. The agents were really friendly and helpful, and drove us to the villa from their office.
The property was very spacious and clean. It was extremely well maintained. There were lots of home essentials and comforts which made a difference to the stay. We absolutely loved the fact that the pool was indoors as it meant we didn't have to fish out any bugs! Apart from swimming in the pool and soaking up the sunshine in the beautiful garden, there was plenty to do inside such as the Wii and British TV! Would definitely recommend this property.
There are plenty of supermarkets around and we managed to get almost everything we needed (was difficult for the vegetarians in our party!).
We loved Sant Antoni, the beach, restaurants and shops were great. We also loved the beach at Tossa De Mar. We went to Girona which has a beautiful Cathederal and lots of shops. We loved the little town of Peratallada with its little winding streets and shops. There was much more to do and see but we couldn't do it all in a week! Fantastic holiday, highly recommended.
Vizcondado de Cabanyes is a private urbanisation set in the beautiful evergreen Gavarres hills, which lie between the old fishing town of Palamos and the seaside resort Playa d'Aro. Cabanyes is about 4 kms inland from Sant Antonio, near the medieval village of Calonge.The nearest shops are in Calonge 2kms. Nearest beach is at Sant Antonio. The nearest airports are Girona / Ryanair,Barcelona / Easyjet, & Perpignan. The coastline varies from picturesque secluded coves to long stretches of clean sandy beach.There are many good restaurants, and there are plenty of things to do, all kinds of sporting activities, and many interesting towns and villages to visit. In the summer there are various music festivals, and Barcelona is also only a one and half hour's drive. There is a very good tourist office in Sant Antonio on the main road opposite our agent. Otherwise just relax at home, in front of the pool or on the terrace, enjoy a glass of Cava (Spanish Champagne ) and admire the view. Other Activities: motorboat, go-carting, mini-golf, crazy-golf, jetskiing, waterpark with waterslides, snorkling.
Rates & Availability
Additional information about rental rates
The pool is heated from October 1. to June 15. to 28° : the pool is not heated during the summer months except in exceptional weather conditions. A reduction of one 150 Eurso will be made if heating is not required during the months of October to June. Changeover day is Saturday: again in the winter it might be possible to be flexible, depending on the number of bookings.