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'Boutique' villa with pool, minutes from the beach, great views: sea- mountains

Sleeps8
Bedrooms 4
Bathrooms3
Space 1,937 sq. ft.
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 7 nights

Overview

About the property

Exclusive - Charming -4 Bedrooms - 3 bathrooms, sleeps 8 adults

Villa Antoni is situated on the high ground of the Puig Rosell, a short distance from Medieval Calonge. It is a detached luxury villa with views of the Sea, Village, Castle, Mountains, and Vineyards.This special setting provides the ideal location for a family or romantic holiday - or golf /active break. The Villa is very well equipped for self catering. It comfortably accommodates 8 in 4 bedrooms 3 bathrooms (*2 en suite) and features a stylish spacious interior with internet TV. Multiple balconies enhance the exceptional outlook . The private South facing heated pool is a great hit with children. A large garden with a choice of patios incl one with a BBQ - and sun loungers, provide a great environment to relax and enjoy life with your own space. The open fireplace-central heating: provide a great winter environment for tourist free outdoor activities. Need to get on line - Wi Fi is available at no extra cost.! Off road parking for several cars. See our referrals from many happy guests

Excellent roads make Calonge easily accessible, with Girona airport approx 40 minutes drive from Villa Antoni where regular low cost airlines provide a frequent and reliable service to the UK and Western Europe. Fast rail routes to the South; Barcelona, Madrid and the North - France and beyond. TGV trains regularly run from the fascinating historic university city of Girona. The area offers an abundance of sports activities - cultural pursuits and gastronomic experiences. You can explore the Costa Brava by car, public transport on foot or bicycle. For the sporty types it is paradise, with 7 championship golf courses and 4 par 3 golf courses within circa 30 mins drive, 2 local tennis clubs, horse riding, extensive mountain and road biking (the training routes favoured by professional teams), hiking, canyoning, coastal walks, via ferrata, sailing and fishing as well as windsurfing, water skiing and diving. We can put you in contact with a local guide and specialist company (Bacchus) who will guide you to reveal the hidden gems of Catalunia and the Empordà wine and gastronomic region - which boast the World's highest rated restaurant: Celler de Can Roca.

If you are after culture, the area is rich with it. There are amazing sites to be visited from the Catalonian historical villages with Roman and Greek archaeological sites coastal gardens. The area is unforgettably steeped in the legacy of Salvadore Dali. For a day out Figueres (the home of Dali), as well as Girona and Barcelona (Gaudi) are all well worth visiting. Local fiestas are a big attraction; bringing musicians, Flamenco dancers and other artists to Calonge- the villa is ideally situated to be able to enjoy a spectacular night vista which includes; firework displays and the lights of passing ships! For the 'foodies' and wine buffs Catalunya has unique regional cuisine and outstanding wines including famous sparkling cavas, not to mention the delicious fresh seafood caught locally and sold fresh from the boats . Minutes from the Villa there is the opportunity to walk through vineyards and partake in a seasonal wine tasting. Locally produced honey - fruit - vegetables and olive oils.

Catalunia is a region of Spain that so few people realise is a treasure chest of experiences just waiting to be discovered. Calonge and Villa Antoni are geographically situated to provide the ideal location to venture and explore by foot - bike - car or public transport. We are so enthusiastic that our guests have the opportunity to unlock the hidden secrets of Catalunia that we have co-opted the support of a local guide from Bacchus to be available to assist with planning itineraries and if requested - take you on escorted tours with bicycles on foot or in a 4*4.

More Details

Owner
tony
Member since: 2007
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few days
Response rate:
70%
Calendar last updated:
October 27, 2017

About tony

Olympian - Bobsleigher - Cresta - Skier - Sailor - Cyclist - Adventurer !

Keen gardener, enjoys fine food and wine and entertaining.

Collector -art - sculptors - friends.

tony purchased this villa in 2005

Why tony chose Calonge

Exceptional location for those who value great views of mountains, sea, historic buildings (castle), vineyards, orchards. Every season has its unique attraction.

Swimming pool located as a central facility - and enhanced by heating and 'infinity' effect.

Multi level terraces - open and covered - provide a wide choice to sunbathe- BBQ-dine-read.

Open plan interior with great acoustics.

What makes this villa unique

All above - with benefit of quick - easy access to Medieval village for shops - bars - restaurants - culture - sport. Local managing agent with exceptional knowledge of the Costa Brava and Emporda wine district - Bacchus guided wine tour leader with specialist knowledge of the Empordà wines, olive oil and restaurants.

Guestbook comments from the owner

I loved the gentle cool breeze wafting through the Villa onto the terraces in the evening after a sweltering hot day relaxing with a sundowner!! I also loved the terraces at different levels giving us a choice for dining!! Great views in front of harvested fields with a splendid view to the coast.

There is a very good street market (Thursdays) in walking distance to stock up on fresh Mediterranean veggies and delicious Serrano ham.

A fantastic wine bodega in Palafrugell - only a short journey away with the largest selection of wines and spirits you've ever seen. Once inside, you may not come out for a week, so be warned!

The Villa has a well equipped kitchen for the budding Jamie Olivers.

Great selection of excellent restaurants. Jean Croft-Baker.



Located in an exclusive and quiet area the property is a brand new traditional style construction to the highest standards both internal and external. The coastline, although 3kms distant, can be clearly seen. Richard Croft-Baker
Nov 2007
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Amenities

Calonge Villa Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • villa (detached)
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1937 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • pets considered
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Mountain
  • Near The Ocean
  • Rural
  • Village
Theme:
  • Family
  • Sports & Activities
General:
  • Activities Guide
  • Broadband Access
  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • ISDN Access
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Safe
  • Security System
  • Thermos Bottle
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
Kitchen:
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
Bathrooms:
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower , bidet
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower , bidet
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , shower
  • There is also an external shower located next to the swimming pool.
Bedrooms:
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Master - 1 double
    Twin - 2 twin/ single
    Twin - 2 twin/ single
    Large double - 1 queen , Easy access pool
  • Four very well equipped bedrooms all having views overlooking the Bay of Palamos, the medieval village of Calonge, the garden and pool and the Gavarres National Park. Both the master bedroom and one of the twin bedrooms has its own balcony. The ground floor bedroom has a shower room en suite - french windows providing access to a covered terrace and the swimming pool. It has particularly fine views of the garden and coast.
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • Books for Adults
  • DVD Player
  • Music Library
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
Outside:
  • Balcony
  • Beach Towels
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Patio
  • Terrace
  • Unscreened Porch / Veranda
  • 12 garden chairs
  • 4 beach chairs
Suitability:
  • Low Allergen Environment
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Heated Pool
  • Private Pool
Onsite Services:
  • Housekeeper
Attractions:
  • autumn foliage
  • bay/sound
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • coin laundry
  • forests
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • nude beach
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • horseback riding
  • outlet shopping
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • golf privileges optional
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • pier fishing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • sound/bay fishing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing
Notes:
The villa is maintained to a high standard in a 'Boutique' open plan, uncommon in many Spanish villas. This creates a refreshing environment which is delightfully cool in the Summer without the need for airconditioning. A fully equipped kitchen to the highest standards - is ideal for those who enjoy cooking. There is a choice of dining areas on the terraces, one of which has outstanding views of the local forests and Medieval village of Calonge. Bathroom towels, chairs and sun umbrella are provided. Sunloungers, seating and tables are situated for use around the pool. One BBQ is movable and there are tables and chairs on the open terraces. A large dining area on the ground floor provides shade and splendid views of the pool, garden and sea - which is framed by the traditional arched architecture. The living room balcony provides outstanding views of the historic town of Calonge and Mediterranean Sea. For reduced mobile bills and PC communications - WIFI is provided.

Reviews

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'Boutique' villa with pool, minutes from the beach, great views: sea- mountains
average rating of 4.952381 based on 22 reviews
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5

Blissful!

  • 5 of 5

The photography of this property does not do it justice and we are so pleased we did not base our choice solely on this - the location is spectacular, looking out towards both the coast and tranquil woodland. The villa itself is beautifully maintained and everything of a high standard. We had the most blissful time here and were loathe to leave our gorgeous surroundings most days!

The villa was superbly equipped and furnished, with everything we needed and top quality too. I especially loved the choice of terraces to sit out on, especially the view from the terrace next to the kitchen, on which we spent lovely peaceful evenings with the BBQ.

TV fanatics are catered for too, with BBC1, 2, ITV and C4, along with the UK Freeview channels!

My only comment would be to replace the living room sofa with something more comfy, but this didn't affect our enjoyment overly, as we spent so much time outdoors, soaking in the view.

The agency staff were friendly and helpful, providing us with lots of local information and advice.

A car is needed, to get out and see the lovely coastline and the beautiful inland towns and villages of Peretallada, Pals and Girona and also to stock up on provisions in Calonge and San Antoni. We managed to visit the local restaurants, however the hill leading to the villa, combined with the heat, meant we did use the car more than we intended in the evenings! With this in mind, it is not a villa for the disabled or infirm, due to the stairs and hill. With a rental car however it is not a problem, so older people can still enjoy the place and the peaceful location.

The local tourist board is an excellent source of information for maps, events, things to do, etc and there is something for everyone in the area - adventure seekers or chilled holidaymakers, there's lots to do or watch or visit within driving distance. In the immediate area, it is a walker's/cyclist's dream.

The villa has no air conditioning, but on opening the windows there is a lovely breeze running through, which more than compensated for it.

I would recommend the villa to those of all ages, looking for peaceful and private surroundings, who are not fussed about being in a central location - for us it was a truly blissful stay and we would definitely return and recommend it to our friends - thank you Tony!

  • Submitted: Jul 30, 2008
  • Stayed: June 2008
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: A very much appreciated and thorough review of Villa Antoni. I agree it is so difficult to catch how spectacular the location is in a website pictures - or how comfortable the Villa is. We are so pleased that all our guests react in the same way to the Villa and its location - its always very good to know that they want to return.
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5

Great villa for family holiday

  • 5 of 5

We were 6 adults and 2 children from 68 to 11 year who spent splendid holidays in Villa Antoni the two first weeks of July. The villa is spacious and well equipped. We specially enjoyed the lovely garden with the pool, and the many places to relax. The large covered terrace was perfect for breakfast, lunch and dinner. In the evening we used the barbecue to make delicious food bought in one of the many mercatas in the area or in the marked of Calonge. The view from the terrace was really beautiful. Although we spent a lot of time at the villa, we also explored the area with the beautiful coastline and villages. We specially liked Calella de Palafrugell, Sant Feliu de Guixols, Pals and Palamos. Girona was also a very nice city. We recommend Villa Antoni for families who want to have relaxing holidays in beautiful surroundings.

  • Submitted: Sep 12, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Great feedback and much appreciated. The Empordà region of the Costa Brava has many hidden gems - we are so pleased you discovered some of them including Villa Antoni!
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5

Relaxing stay in Calonge

  • 5 of 5

For the last 20 years we have holidayed together as two families for a week or two and we decided that this is now our favourite villa. The views from the balcony were idyllic and we enjoyed eating there each evening in the cool breeze. We did a bit of exploring from the villa, beaches and tennis courts were close at hand and were given an excellent tour of the local winery despite the family being very busy with their first harvest.

  • Submitted: Sep 11, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Claire, We are more than grateful for your comments. Reviews are a great help for future guests to be discerning when they have many options to chose from. It also allows us to know what guest particularly appreciate. Many thanks for taking the time to review - we are encouraged by your comments Tony
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Perfect family vacation!

  • 5 of 5

We stayed at Villa Antoni for our family vacation - 7 adults and two kids.

The villa had everything we needed, and was the perfect base for a family vacation. The villa is even nicer than in the pictures, and everything was in order when we arrived and were welcomed by Sr. Josep. He was very helpful with any requests, and maintained the property during the week as well.

We enjoyed the pool (especially the kids) and the wonderful terasse with a welcoming breeze, shade and view - perfect for the Spanish summer heat! We had all our meals at the big table at the terrasse, and were able to watch the kids by the pool from up there as well.

The house is very well located for exploring the area. We went on bike-rides, swimming at picturesque beaches and walks along the beautiful coastline. There are many charming villages to visit in this area - along the coast and inland.

I highly recommend this property to anyone who wants to visit the Costa Brava, or just have a relaxing time enjoying the Spanish summer.

  • Submitted: Sep 2, 2016
  • Stayed: July 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are always grateful when our guests take the time to provide a review. It is not only gratifying to know that they have had a great holiday in Villa Antoni but in particular it allows future guests to have a personal insight of how special this villa is. It will help them to make the right choice of accommodation for their holiday.
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5

I want to come back!

  • 5 of 5

I wish I could be there now.

We enjoyed a fantastic long weekend at the villa, taking advantage of the Bacchus by Bike tour which was tailored to our interests and abilities perfectly. The variety of the routes, wines and producers was amazing. Oh and I mustn't forget the food - great care is taken by Tony and Josep Maria. We were even inspired enough to buy a plancha grill and paella pan when we got home!

The villa was a great place to return to after a long day out - so relaxing and peaceful. One of my favourite aspects was the roof terrace view, a great place to survey the surrounding area - stunning green hills and beautiful blue sea.

It was so easy to get there, but felt a million miles away. We shall definitely return, but perhaps with a car so that we can then return home with a bit more food and wine than we managed to take on the plane.

Thank you for a great holiday.

  • Submitted: Jun 7, 2014
  • Stayed: May 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Linking the Bacchus wine tours with a stay at Villa Antoni is clearly proving to be a great success - but this no surprise - with one of the best vineyards in Spain (Mas Gil - Clos D' Argon) 10 minutes cycle ride away and the neighbouring Mas Ponsjoan - where in addition to great wine you are able to purchase daily harvested seasonal fruit and vegetables. Our guests discover benefits of the Baix Emporda which many of the locals are unaware of! Villa Antoni has 12 top vineyards in easy cycling distance, and many restaurants, work with the local wine producers to provide the opportunity to become accustomed with outstanding Catalan gastronomie. Come and discover the Emporda from an exceptionally well located villa.
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5

Lovely very well equipped villa.

  • 5 of 5

This is a lovely spacious villa. Very well equipped. Lovely balconies and barbecue areas overlooking the hills and the sea. The Pool and terrace have great views too. The Garden is amazing and cleverly planned with beautiful roses and many other trees and plants. The beaches and hills and good local restaurants are easily accessible with a car.

  • Submitted: Jun 3, 2014
  • Stayed: May 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: The large covered terrace is a particular feature of Villa Antoni, open on *3 sides and South facing it benefits from a Sunny out look from Sunrise until Sunset and provides the perfect location for a 'Sun Downer' while enjoying the exceptional views. We are so pleased that this recent addition to the Villa is so popular with our guests.
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Map

Nearest Airport
40 Kilometres
Girona Airport
Nearest Barpub
900 Metres
Jovita
Nearest Ferry
5 Kilometres
Palamos
Nearest Golf
15 Kilometres
Plaja de Aro
Nearest Train
30 Kilometres
Caldes de Malavella
Nearest Motorway
40 Kilometres
Junction 9 on A7 Barcelona to France autoroute
Nearest Restaurant
900 Metres
Jovita
Nearest Ski
100 Kilometres
Pyrenees
Nearest Beach
3 Kilometres
Calonge Saint Antoni
Car: recommended

For those who seek variety, Villa Antoni is walking distance from the medieval town of Calonge with its castle, ancient church, restaurants and wide range of shops; including supermarkets and weekly street market (Thursday). There are a wide selection of beautiful clean and safe Costa Brava beaches with the variety spanning from sandy beaches to quiet secluded coves, the nearest beach is approximately 3km away in St Antoni, Calonge. In addition to its beach the Town has an excellent range of restaurants, tapas bars, night clubs and designer shops. In the same vicinity; an abundance of attractions can be found in the city of Palamos and Plaja D'aro for those who enjoy a bit of 'retail therapy' and - or 'clubbing'!

Golf: As already highlighted - there are are a number of top golf courses in the area: seven 18 hole courses that are circa 30 minutes drive from the villa. Of these seven; two of them (Emporda and Pals) hosted the 2003 European qualifying school and an LPGA event. They vary from links to woodland and are all reasonably priced and in excellent condition If you are in need of some practice, then the facilities at Mas Nou, which is the nearest course are excellent. Handicap certificates are usually required. But, it is the reputable; beautiful weather that makes playing golf all year round such an enjoyment and attraction for those staying at Villa Antoni.

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Additional information about rental rates

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Refundable damage deposit $353.73

Changeover day is Saturday but can be negotiated. 50% non-refundable deposit on booking, remainder payable 2 weeks prior to departure. €300 refundable security deposit payable on arrival.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.

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