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Detached Villa with Private Pool, Air-con, Internet & WiFi near beach/amenities

Sleeps6
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms2
Space 1,291 sq. ft.
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 7 nights

Overview

About the property

3 bedroom, 2 bathrooms, private garden/pool, ideal for families with Sat TV, Internet & WiFi

The villa is very comfortably furnished and benefits from air conditioning in all bedrooms. The master bedroom has an en-suite bathroom and balcony, there is a family bathroom which has a shower and 2 twin bedded bedrooms. The fully equipped kitchen has a dishwasher, microwave, full size washing machine, fridge/freezer etc. Outside the terrace with garden table/chairs, sun loungers and BBQ. The terrace has an awning which provides shade when dining Al fresco. For the children there are noodles and boules and other games to enjoy.

*Bookings made directly with the owner will not be subject to the new Owners Direct visitors charges.

More Details
Registration Number : HUTG-007365

Owner
Graham Underwood
Member since: 2006
Speaks: english
Calendar last updated:
October 13, 2017

About Graham Underwood

My wife and I bought this villa 15 years ago and love spending time in Pals. Our family also enjoy visiting and it has been great fun finding new things to see with each visit. Places of interest nearby are the historic old towns of Pals and Begur and the impressive city of Girona with its larger selection of shops and restaurants. The Costa Brava area is known for its paddy-rice fields (the word Pals means marsh) and it is well known for their wonderful paella dishes, orchards, cork forests, medieval history of the Moors and its sparkling sea. We especially enjoy the local colour, the Catalonian dishes, the markets and frequent fiestas in nearby towns. A short journey by car takes in Figueres and Savlador Dali's museum which is worth a special visit and Barcelona is within easy reach.

Graham Underwood purchased this villa in 2002

Why Graham Underwood chose Baix Emporda

We bought this property because of the unspoilt coastline and great beaches in the area. It is popular with Barcelonians many of whom have weekend homes along the coast and has a much less commercial feel than many other parts of Spain. Ease of access was also important and there are many flights a day to Girona, Barcelona and it can be driven to from Calais in under 12 hours.

What makes this villa unique

Our property has a safe enclosed garden and enjoys a good level of privacy. We installed air conditioning in all the bedrooms a few years ago after one very hot summer and this has made the nights as comfortable as the days. The villa is in a quiet road within easy walk of shops and local restaurants, tennis and golf. At the beach there are friendly restaurants and beach bars which offer very good value. We felt we struck gold when we found this part of the Costa Brava and have had a wonderful time finding new places to visit and visiting our favourite old haunts. Our guests clearly like what they have found and we have had some excellent feedback and many repeat bookers. For golfers the area has some 4 courses within 10-20 minutes of the villa, at Pals, and Golf Emporda, Playa D'Aro

Guestbook comments from the owner

- We all had such a great time, your villa was ideal and we really liked the whole area too. William and the two older children did some scuba diving with Octopus Scuba School and they would definitely recommend Jane and her team. William's a very experienced diver and the children had never tried it before, but they catered for all abilities extremely well. Also, we had a very good meal at the tennis club. Mrs Anna O'K August 2013.

- Just a quick note to thank you for a fantastic holiday in your villa. Great location, very comfortable and easy to find. Mr John W July 2013.

- We have just returned from our holiday in Pals and stay in your villa there.

- Just wanted to say that we had a lovely holiday and thought the villa was very comfortable and very well situated. We were also very impressed with the area as a whole. It was very attractive with all the wooded valleys and pretty coves. The beach at Pals was goSo thank you for all the arrangements. Kate J. July 2013





My family and I had a really enjoyable time at this well appointed villa. Everything was provided and the pool was a great bonus even though the beach was only a 5 minute walk.

I could get emails at the local cafe who offer a free wi-fi so never felt out of touch. We will certainly go back.

Philip Greader July 2014.
Feb 2006
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Amenities

Pals Villa Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • villa
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1291 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed ...
  • Non smoking only ...
  • No stag or hen groups. Villa is available from 4pm on first day and vacated by 10am on final day.
Location Type:
  • Beach
  • Near The Ocean
  • Resort
Theme:
  • Family
General:
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster ...
Dining:
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Shower room 1 - toilet , shower
  • Master bedroom has en-suite bath with shower, basin and lavatory. Family bathroom has shower, basin and lavatory.
Bedrooms:
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 baby crib
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 6 (3 Bedrooms) Notes on bedrooms: Master bedroom with King size bed, air-conditioning, en-suite bathroom, balcony with table and chairs, wardrobe, chest of drawers, alarm clock/radio, hair-drier, TV. Bedroom 2 and 3 each have twin beds, wardrobe, air-conditioning, hair-drier, alarm clock/radio and view overlooking garden and pool.
Entertainment:
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Video Library ...
Outside:
  • Balcony ...
  • Golf ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Porch / Veranda ...
  • Tennis ...
Suitability:
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Private Pool ...
Attractions:
  • forests
  • ruins
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • groceries
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • golf
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing
Notes:
Notes on accommodation: Air-conditioning is fitted in all bedrooms. The living room has comfortable sofas for guests to relax on and satellite television, stereo and Internet access for guests to use. For visitors in the winter there are heaters and radiators in all rooms and an open fire in the living room. Outside: The private pool is 20x10'. There are inflatables and noodles, balls etc to enjoy. The patio is protected by an awning and has a large table with and six chairs. There are additionally 4 sunbeds and additional garden chairs and a BBQ. Utility Room: Utility room with washing machine, ironing board, iron, clothes airer, pool equipment, lilos, inflatables, bats, balls, boules and other garden games. - Small safe for guests use. Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: Bed linen and house towels are provided, (not beach towels). Towels and beds are changed each week. Additional maid service is available and can be booked through our managers. Other: Out side there are sun beds, and patio table and chairs and a large barbecue for guests to enjoy. Large parasols provide shade and a safe garden for children to enjoy. The beach is an easy 10 minute stroll, and the supermarket and shops 3 mins walk.

Reviews

Exceptional! 5/5 -
(7 traveler reviews)

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Detached Villa with Private Pool, Air-con, Internet & WiFi near beach/amenities
average rating of 5.0 based on 8 reviews
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5

Great Choice

  • 5 of 5

We had a wonderful time at this villa. Spacious, well equipped, great garden and lovely pool. Short walk to Pals beach and restaurants. Pals is very quiet compared to other nearby Costa Brava towns, but the beach is huge, so always somewhere to sit without being squashed in like sardines. Communication with the villa owner was very efficient and prompt. Definitely recommended.

  • Submitted: Aug 15, 2017
  • Stayed: Aug 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Hannah, thank you for reviewing our villa and we are deilghted that our villa and the area lived up to your expectations, and suited your family so well. I appreciate your input which helps us try to provide everything we can for our guests. I hope we may welcome you all back to visit another time. Kind regards, Graham.
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5

Excellent. Very good lication.

  • 5 of 5

The villa was everything we wished for. It was very well equipped. The bed linen & towels were changed every week by a very professional team. The swimming pool was very clean & well maintained. We all had an amazing time. The location was very good. We were walking distance from the beach, shops, cafes & restaurants. An ideal location for families.

  • Submitted: Sep 2, 2017
  • Stayed: Aug 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Elaine thanK you for your review of our villa. I'm happy to hear that you all enjoyed your holiday and everything was as good as you may have hoped. We look forward to welcoming you back another time. Best regards, Graham.
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5

Very satisfied

  • 5 of 5

Spacious and well equipped villa. The area is calm and quiet. Near to a very nice beach. I would recommend especially for families

  • Submitted: Jul 17, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Rafal, Thank you for reviewing our villa and we are delighted that you and your family had an enjoyable holiday and our villa lived up to your expectations. We look forward to welcoming you back another time. Graham.
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5

Well situated,comfortable,family villa

  • 5 of 5

"What a lovely villa in a quiet location and convenient for the local shops and restaurants.

The villa is very well equipped with all mod cons including Internet and satellite TV and very comfortably furnished. The private garden is ideal for children and the pool was beautifully clean and great for kids.

We enjoyed the Choice of restaurants within walking distance and in the nearby villages.

Not our first time staying here and it won't be our last. We would definitely recommend your villa and look forward to returning another year."

  • Submitted: May 24, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Many thanks for your kind review. We are delighted you had a good time and look forward to you visiting again. Kind regards,Graham
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5

A great place to go and relax!

  • 5 of 5

I've stayed at this villa many times now and enjoyed every holiday there!

The villa is in a great location - an easy drive from both Barcelona and Girona - near the beach and near good amenities and restaurants.

The area is quiet and unspoilt but there are lots of things to do. We went to the local tennis club a number of times (mainly to eat and drink, and watch football!), went to visit the local towns (you can find a fresh produce market nearby on most days) and had a few meals out at some excellent restaurants. There are several well stocked supermarkets within a few minutes' walk.

The villa itself is great - just what you need. The rooms are all comfortable and well looked after, and the kitchen has all the essentials. Outside there are plenty of sun loungers and outdoor furniture so you can make the most of the lovely private outdoor space. The garden is well looked after and is a lovely place to sit and enjoy an evening drink!

Having a private pool is a real bonus for when you don't want to make the (short) walk to the beach!

We enjoyed a very lazy and relaxing time there, but would certainly go back and spend time exploring the beautiful scenery and coastline.

Thank you to the owners!

  • Submitted: Mar 3, 2015
  • Stayed: Jun 2014
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Alex, Thank you for your review of our villa. We are always pleased to hear that our guests have enjoyed their holiday at the villa and hope we may be able to welcome you back another time. Regards, Graham.
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5

Pals Villa

  • 5 of 5

We visited Pals and the villa for the third time. The villa is very private, clean well kept with air conditioning (especially useful in the bedrooms). The pool is clean and refreshing and the garden well kept and private.

We like the villa, the lovely beach 10 minutes walk away and the area.

We will be returning.

  • Submitted: Feb 18, 2015
  • Stayed: Aug 2014
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Richard, we are delighted that you enjoy your visits to our villa and hope to welcome you again. Graham.
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Map

Nearest Airport
20 Miles
Girona 45 mins and Barcelona 1hr 40
Nearest Barpub
125 Metres
Several
Nearest Golf
500 Metres
Pals
Nearest Train
12 Miles
Flaca
Nearest Restaurant
150 Metres
Several
Nearest Ski
65 Miles
Valter2000
Nearest Beach
600 Metres
Platja de Pals
Car: recommended

Special interest holidays:

For divers there are the Isles de Medes accessible from Estartit which is about 15 mins from the Villa. This was the first sea nature reserve in Spain and is very popular with divers. In the summer bicycles can be hired nearby and there is 'PADI' scuba diving from the local beach.

Coast/Beach:

The beach is a short walk (10 mins) or 3 min drive. There are many bars and restaurants leading down to the beach and 2 restaurants on the beach. The beach is several miles long and has diving (PADI), pedalos, banana boats and do-nuts in the summer. There is a secluded nudist beach and cliff walks to Sa Riear (20 mins walk).

Travel:

For flights the villa is served by both Girona (served by Ryanair) approx 40 mins to the villa, and Barcelona airport (Easyjet, Monarch, BA, Ryanair which is about 1 hour 45 mins drive. There is also Perpignan in France which is about 1 hour 40 mins away. Driving from Calais is about 750 miles via Clermont Ferrand and takes around 11 hours.

Distances:

The medieval town of Pals is about 3km away. Begur with its historic buildings, fortress and many restaurants and bars is 10 mins drive. Estartit is approx 15 mins. The Salvador Dali museum at Figueres is about 40 mins away and the attractions of Barcelona can be reached by car (1 hour 45 mins) or by train (1hr 30 from Flaca station).

Further Details:

Within easy reach of Pals are many interesting sites; The ancient Roman and Greek ruins at Empuries (near L'Escala), water parks, zoos, wonderful Catalan restaurants and the spectacular Pyrenees.

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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
Refundable damage deposit $230.81

Booking Notes:
Please e-mail or phone to confirm availability before proceeding with on-line booking as some dates may be reserved and may have not yet appeared on our calendar. We endeavour to keep our calendar up to date it but should a dates or dates already be booked we will advise as promptly as possible.
Payments in £ preferred but we can accept payments in €.
*Payments may be made directly by Bank transfer in £ or € (for euros payments Rate of exchange £1 = €1.20) -no fees apply.
**For payments by PayPal, credit/debit cards 2% fee applies
At time of booking we ask for a 25% deposit, this is non refundable, the balance is payable 8 weeks before travel date.
There is a security deposit of £175 or €200 which is returned 7 days after the property has been checked.
Payments accepted by Bank Transfer or credit/debit cards, PayPal*.
*For payments by credit/debit cards 2% fee applies.
Local visitors tax of €0.50 per day payable locally and for max 7 days., max per person is €3.50.
Changeover Day:
Changeover is Saturday during July and August. There are many flights to Barcelona and Girona daily. At other times of the year we can be flexible with respect to your arrival day. The villa is available from 4pm and we request it be vacated by 10am in order it can be prepared for our next guests.


Notes on prices:
The price is in Sterling £ and Euros € is for the villa and not per person. Ideal for golfers.
We offer discounts up to 10% for 3rd and successive weeks for lets of 3 weeks or more.
There is a security deposit of £175 or €200. This is returned 7 days after the villa has been checked.
Credit card/ debit card accepted, 2% fee applies.
Please ensure you take out holiday insurance as we are unable to make refunds for cancellations unless we are able to re-book the relevant week.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • Canceled bookings will not receive a refund

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