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Family friendly apartment, large pool. Peaceful Location 10 Mins walk From beach

Bedrooms 2
Space 861 sq. ft.
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 7 nights


About the property

Sleeps 5, balcony, in the heart of the Costa Brava

This light, airy spacious and well appointed apartment is situated in the beautiful small fishing village of Tamariu, on the Costa Brava with a beautiful sandy beach and coastal paths to other bays. Nearest town is Palafrugell with bars, restaurants and local market and it is only 35 mins from the medieval city of Girona and the stunning coastline of the Costa Brava is on your doorstep. Horse riding, golf, scuba diving and skiing are all accessible for great days out and there is local boat hire and boat trips from Tamariu and Llafranc. Botanical gardens in Calella are 10 minutes drive as are the ruins of Ullastret. Dali's museums are 10 and 40 minutes drive away and the chic resort of Platja D'aro with its water park, offering 5 miles of promenade and restaurants is 20 minutes drive. Tamariu is equidistant from Barcelona and the French border and the Pyrenees if you want to venture further (1.5 hours drive).

Registration Number : 0000

Jon Kay
Member since: 2016
Speaks: english, french, spanish, italian
Calendar last updated:
March 17, 2018

About Jon Kay

Jon, Cindy and family live in Brighton, and have always travelled as much as possible for both work and pleasure. When we started our family we were determined to continue to be able to get away quickly to somewhere where we could be untouristy and get the kids to experience culture and language as well as beautiful scenery. We can get to Tamariu door to door in four hours (at a pinch, planes permitting!).

Jon Kay purchased this apartment in 2002

Why Jon Kay chose Palafrugell

Cindy worked in Girona and fell in love with the Costa Brava, so Tamariu was the obvious place to buy a property abroad. We have owned it now for 14 years, and the kids have grown up loving the pool, the beaches and hiking through the woods, as well as piling down to Platja D'Aro for the water parks.

What makes this apartment unique

the apartments tend to be quite quiet as the majority are owned by Catalans from Barcelona who tend to arrive on Friday and go on Sunday evening, leaving the large 25 metre pool and landscaped gardens uncrowded. The kids' room has three captain's bunks which give them all their own space, and being on the top floor we're seldom troubled by mosquitoes.


Palafrugell Apartment Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • apartment
  • floor 5
Building Type:
  • building
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Included
Floor Area:
  • 861 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 5
  • children welcome ...
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Beach
  • Near The Ocean
  • Resort
  • Village
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Elevator
  • Fireplace
  • Heating ...
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Washing Machine
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster ...
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 5 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower , shower , bidet
  • Full size bath with shower, and bidet
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 5
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 double , Built in wardrobe
    Bedroom 2 - 3 twin/ single , 2 Captains bunks with roll-out full size 3rd bed
  • Master Bedroom with double bed and built in wardrobes. 2nd bedroom has captains bunks plus a third full size bed that wheels out from under the lower bunk. Windows are barred for extra security for children.
  • Books
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Balcony
  • Boat ...
  • Golf ...
  • Tennis ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • bay/sound
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • forests
  • marina
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • horseback riding
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing


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Family friendly apartment, large pool. Peaceful Location 10 Mins walk From beach
average rating of 3.5 based on 4 reviews

Quiet, relaxing and in a good position

  • 3 of 5

We are a family of 5 and really enjoyed our stay. The flat is on the top floor of a well kept apartment block. It is quiet, safe and modestly decorated. The lounge and balcony are a particularly lovely feature. However, the kitchen is very basic. The hob didn't work and the kettle was broken when we arrived. The company who we got the keys from were very swift and helpful and replaced the kettle the same day. The Internet was deceptive. It stated in the details there was Internet and wifi. Actually, this was in the form of 'easymifi' portable wifi connection which in reality only lasted a very short time if you wanted to access YouTube for instance. I would suggest providing a DVD player in the apartment for future guests.

The bedrooms are well presented and clean. We have 3 children who happily shared the 2nd bedroom. The bathroom was clean and the shower had great pressure. It could do with a new curtain though!

The pool at the apartment was great! It's easily accessible, huge and very well kept. We all really enjoyed spending time there.

Overall I would really recommend this apartment to families.

  • Submitted: Aug 22, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Well located apartment with fantastic, large communal pool

  • 5 of 5

We had a great time in this property. It was perfectly located in the beautiful Tamariu, just 8-10 minutes walk down the hill to the beach. The apartment also has access to a really large swimming pool in its grounds, and there is a nice community feeling around the apartment block. The apartment itself was tidy, comfortable and functional (and easily accommodated myself, my wife and our three small children), and has amazing views across the pine-forested hills from its balcony. The U.K.-based owner was responsive and helpful.

  • Submitted: Aug 13, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Everything is 30 years old in the apartment

  • 1 of 5

We obviously booked very late for the summer abd had little options but still there are no words to describe how outdated everything is inside the apartment, including all the appliances that are malfunctioning.

Such a shame the apartment isn't maintained properly, which should be required when renting out weekly.

To note as well, there is no aircon and in Spain it can be extremely hot.

Finally, the rental agency in charge of the property is extremely messy or has bad communication with the owner, our name for the reservation wasn't with them the night before our arrival and when we checked in at 6pm the place wasn't cleaned so we had to call them and they had to find emergency cleaning ladies to come and clean it in 20 minutes...

  • Submitted: Aug 12, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Beautiful, family friendly location

  • 5 of 5

The apartment is very well appointed and comfortably furnished. It was clean and well equipped and spacious for our family of four.

The view from the balcony was amazing and we had most meals out on it - the benefit of fifth floor living was no mosquitos and only a couple of flies in two weeks!

The pool was very well maintained, as were the surrounding gardens and although we were there in late July and early August, it never felt too crowded.

The owners were friendly and helpful and really made our stay a special one.

  • Submitted: Aug 17, 2016
  • Stayed: July 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
50 Kilometres
Nearest Beach
0.5 Kilometres
Car: necessary

This is a great base for those who like walking due to the myriad of coastal paths in the area. Scuba diving and boat hire are available at both Tamariu and Llafranc, and the Medes Islands 30mins further north are a protected marine park with some of the best diving in the Med. If archaeology is your thing the ruined Roman city of Empuria Brava is 35 mins drive away, and the pre-Roman Iberian settlement of Ullastret is only 20mins away. Numerous walled villages such as Pals and Peratellada and Begur on the coast add to the history. The stunning walled Roman city of Girona is only 40mins away. If you are a wine buff you are in the heart of the Penedes and Torres wine growing regions with numerous small vineyards offering tasting and tours all within 45 mins of the apartment.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Stay tax $0.69 per night, per person. This amount will be due to the owner upon arrival. Does not apply to children under 16 years.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

Please ask the owner or check their rental agreement when booking the property.

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