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Heated Pool, AirCon, Wifi, Large Terraces, Sea View. 10min walk to the beach

Sleeps8
Bedrooms 4
Bathrooms3
Space 2,690 sq. ft.
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 4 - 7 nights

Overview

About the property

4Bedroom, 3Bathroom, large terraces, pool and garden. Views to Sea and green valley

Newly refurbished villa, in a quiet street, large flat garden with lawn and private pool. Green, sunny and secluded with sea views. Fully air conditioned. Free, fast and reliable Wi-fi internet access. It features 4 double bedrooms and 3 bathrooms, one fully fitted cot bed, new fitted kitchen and breakfast aisle with stools, large living-dining area and 40m2 BBQ terrace with panoramic views for al-fresco dinning and chill out lounge with solar shading. All three bathrooms have spacious walk in showers and a hair dryer. All accomodation is on the top floor, with the exception of Bedroom 4 with en-suite bathroom which has its own entry from the garden and direct access to the swimming pool. Beatifully restored original features. Newly furnished, tastefully decorated and fitted with all modern appliances for a very comfortable stay.

The villa sits in a large plot (1200m2) and it has a large flat lawn garden with mature trees. It has a large shaded and quiet porch with outdoor sofas and large table at the garden level. The swimming pool is 10m x 4m, eyes and skin friendly saline treatment system, timber decking, comfortable loungers and sea views. It offers great privacy all round. It is 3 min drive from the medieval village of Begur and within walking distance to Sa Riera beach.

HEATED POOL OPTION. Guests will have the option to have the pool water heated to a temperature of 26ºC, which is the temperature the water reaches during the summer months. The weekly cost of taking this option will vary depending on the time of the year the villa is booked for. Please ask about the additional cost when making a booking enquiry for stays out of July and August which is when this option is useful to have.

OUR PERSONALIZED, HASSLE FREE CHECK IN SERVICE: We will send you detailed directions and we will agree the time to meet with us at the villa (usually at around 16.00h but we can be flexible if the house is ready earlier) on arrival for a short briefing, keys, and to answer any questions you may have.

We like to take personal care of the house, supervising everything prior to your arrival and welcoming you personally at the villa to ensure an easy and fast, stress free arrival, so you can start enjoying your holiday from minute one. We will be available for any isssue that may arise during your stay 24/7.

You will find the house cleaned and prepared for your comfort, with the beds ready made and a welcome pack which includes a selection of Nespresso coffee capsules, a bottle of selected local Cava, a selection of chocolates, sealed tea bags, sugar and cooking essentials such as salt, extra virgin olive oil and spices. We also provide a washing kit for the kitchen and dishwasher.

We provide guests with big bath towels, medium size towels and swimming pool / beach towels. In addition to that, each bathroom is equipped with another set of two smaller wash hand towels, hygienic WC paper, selected hand cream and soap and ecofriendly organic shower gel.

The kitchen is equiped with a reverse osmosis kit (Myro7 from Coway) for purified, drinking and cooking water.

For your safety the villa is equiped with a fire extinguisher, an smoke alarm and a first aid kit.

We have also compiled our own personal recommendations of things to do, to see, don't miss out, seasonal events, walks, markets, beaches, restaurants, websites, and even some local knowledge top tips.

During the winter months, the property is provided with central heating and the fireplace makes a perfect setting to enjoy cosy dinners and a red wine after a good walk on the beach. Firewood is included in the price. The villa is also equiped with a pyramid external gas heater for the terraces.

Walk from your doorstep along the stunning 'Cami de Ronda' (a marked path on the shoreline cliffs linking little coves and beaches in the area). Enjoy snorkeling or scuba-diving on the marine reserve of Ses Negres or the Illes Medes.

For golfers, the villa is within 10 min drive of two of the best golf courses in Spain (Empordà Golf and Platja de Pals) and 45min to top 10 European PGA course in Caldes de Malavella

Tourist tax and all running costs of electricy water and gas are included in the rental price. However please note the additional cost of the option, if taken, of having the pool heated.

This villa is officially registered in the Catalan Government list of Habitatges d'Us Turistic with Ref HUTG-011726.

More Details
Registration Number : HUTG-011726

Owner
Caroline du Plessis & Gerard Ruart
Member since: 2007
Speaks: english, spanish, Catalan
Calendar last updated:
December 1, 2017

About Caroline du Plessis & Gerard Ruart

Hello and welcome. My name is Caroline and I run the bookings side of the operation and I'm based in the UK. Gerard lives close by the Villa and runs all the check ins and takes care of the guests whilst they are at Villa Calma. Eloi bought the Villa in 2006 and we, his family, are now running it between us. Gerard is a native Catalan and I'm a convert!

We love this area for its natural beauty, which has fortunately remained unspoilt by development that has blighted so much of the Spanish coastline. It is a family run villa that has been the passion of the Ruart family for over a decade and we are continually looking at what we can do to make the guests' stay fabulous.

We will be pleased to welcome you in our villa

Thank you for reading

Ingrid & Eloi

Caroline du Plessis & Gerard Ruart purchased this villa in 2006

Why Caroline du Plessis & Gerard Ruart chose Sa Riera

Location! This area won "the best landscape in Catalonia" on a national TV programme conducted in 2009...and in our opinion it still is!

The unbeatable combination of fabulous climate, cultural heritage, beautiful landscape, wild coastline, excellent food and reasonable prices, brings a good blend of national and global holidaymakers all year round. Whether you want to snorkel, paddle board, kayak, dive, cycle or ski in the winter, the region really has the best of lots of worlds. It's stunning coves, rocky inclines and breath-taking coastal walks just add to the rest!

What makes this villa unique

Personal involvement in the villa over the last 11 years has given it its individuality. The care and passion that we put into making it a welcoming, stress free, enjoyable experience all combine to make Villa Calma stand out. From the moment a guest enquires to when they leave, we aim to provide everything we can to help and assist. We are also continually looking at what we can do to make it even better.

Other more practical benefits are the large, lawned garden (not usual due to Begur hills) and swimming pool (heated). Superb terrace with sea views, with quality furnished deck loungers, chill out beds, sofas, tables and chairs to enjoy every moment of a day in the sun or in the shade. Different areas to enjoy and relax. Walking distance to Sa Riera beach and cafes and designed and fitted to modern living standards. Welcome!

Guestbook comments from the owner

"My wife, two kids (ages 6 and 10) and I spent an amazing two weeks at this house and we would return without question". Location: the house could not be better located. We looked into many areas along the Costa Brava and visited many more when we were there. Based on proximity to the beach and shops and restaurants (easy walk), and the close driving distance to tons of towns (Begur and Pals, especially), we felt as if we were in the best possible location.



The house was well-maintained and clean.



Kitchen worked out very well with everything we needed to prepare meals at home, and the bathrooms were newly remodeled and spacious. Beds were very comfortable.



Owner Eloi was friendly, welcoming and helpful, providing information on the surrounding area.

Our kids loved the pool and the beach, in particular the small cove just to the left when you are facing the sea.

This house provided us an excellent base for two weeks". J Lipp (San Francisco, USA)
May 2007
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Pizzeria Pizzeta
"Mediterranean cuisine, excellent food, service and price. Outdoor dinning in a big courtyard..."
Toc al Mar
"Excellent fresh fish and local cuisine on the beacch. Stunning scenary over Aiguablava cove...."
Nautica Carreras SL
"Quim is an exceptional sailor, having gone round the globe and crossing solo the Athlantic, ..."
Nearest Airport
55 Kilometres
Girona
Nearest Barpub
1 Kilometres
Sa Riera
Nearest Golf
5 Kilometres
Platja de Pals
Nearest Train
30 Kilometres
Girona
Nearest Motorway
8 Kilometres
Palafrugell
Nearest Restaurant
1 Kilometres
Sa Riera
Nearest Ski
130 Kilometres
Vall Ter 2000
Nearest Beach
1 Kilometres
Sa Riera
Car: recommended

Special interest holidays:

Happy to provide recommendations to guests interested in outdoor activities such as horse ridding, paddle surfing, kayaking, trekking, cycling, scubba diving...or just eating in the finest and best value restaurants in the area, whether in Begur or in the nearby medieval villages such as Peratallada.

Coast/Beach:

Sa Riera beach is 10 min walking from the house (the way back is up hill). Illa Roja is a 20 min walk. Guests can drive to the other secluded coves of Sa Tuna (5 min) and Aiguablava (10 min) or to Calella - Llafranc - Tamariu in 20 min.

Travel:

Girona is the nearest airport which is approx 45min drive. Barcelona airport and Perpignan (France) are approx 1h 45min drive.

Distances:

Figueres and Dali Museum is approx 60 min drive. Girona and its Jewish quarter and Gothic cathedral is approx 45 min drive. Medieval villages with great restaurants of Peratallada, Pals, Palau Sator are approx 20 min drive

Further Details:

Begur is in the middle of the Empordà region which as a whole is beautifully kept and highly rated mainly due to the non existance of mass developments and the respect for the environment. It was chosen as the best landscape of Catalonia in a national TV programme, voted by the Catalan public. It was also featured in Homes By The Med TV programme on More4, UK (19/04/2016)

Amenities

Sa Riera Villa Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • villa
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Housekeeping:
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 2690 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Beach
  • Near The Ocean
  • Village
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
General:
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Washing Machine
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
Bathrooms:
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Shower room 1 - toilet , shower
    Shower room 2 - toilet , shower
    Shower room 3 - toilet , shower
  • All 3 bathrooms have a large walk in shower, wc and washbasin. All brand new fittings and high quality finishes.
Bedrooms:
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 baby crib
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 8 Notes on bedrooms: Bedroom 1 with own bathroom, queen size bed and private terrace Bedroom 2 has 2 twin beds 90x200cm each and share a bathroom Bedroom 3 has 2 twin beds 90x200cm each and share a bathroom Bedroom 4 is at garden level, queen size bed and its own bathroom We provide a fitted cot bed and a high chair if requiered
Entertainment:
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Music Library ...
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • Video Library ...
Outside:
  • Balcony ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Porch / Veranda
  • Ski & Snowboard ...
  • Tennis ...
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
Pool / Spa:
  • Private Pool ...
Onsite Services:
  • Concierge
Attractions:
  • bay/sound
  • forests
  • nude beach
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • mountain biking
  • mountaineering
  • paragliding
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • skiing
  • snorkeling
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
Notes:
Notes on accommodation: The villa is very spacious and in an excellent and quiet location to enjoy the stunning beaches of Sa Riera and Illa Roja without the need of driving. The large garden and terraces in between the house and the pool and around it, is ideal for kids play, eating outdoors and chill out. Outside: The villa offers a large garden and several terraces to enjoy every moment of the day, a large 40 m2 pool (saline treatment - not clhoride) with natural timber decking and lawn, a roofed terrace with two outdoor sofas and a table, a 40 m2 terrace outside the kitchen for outdoor eating furnished with a large BBQ area and deck loungers with sea views Utility Room: The utility room has a washing machine, tumble dryer, iron and iron board and a drying rack. Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: Bed linen and towels are included in the price. The Villa is cleaned on arrival and departure. We also provide pool /beach towels. Other: The porch below the 40m2 terrace offers a quiet and relaxing area furnished with two outdoor sofas and a table, overlooking the garden , pool and sea in the distance.

Reviews

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average rating of 4.96875 based on 33 reviews
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Surrounded by beauty

  • 5 of 5

What a beautiful villa and what a beautiful location. You could drive 15-30 minutes and be at a different destination every day for a week. Amazing hiking and beaches nearby. 4 couples had a lovely stay.

  • Submitted: Oct 8, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much, so pleased you enjoyed your stay! It’s a really beautiful region and so much to explore. Beautiful Catalonia!
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Beautiful stylish comfortable and safe for young children.

  • 5 of 5

Our family of three generations including a one year old baby, had a fantastic week here .Great well equipped kitchen and a barbecue area with great views and safe for the children.

We loved being so close to Begur which has great restaurants.

Sa Riera beach is superb but the 330 steps down and then back to the house defeated our youngest family members and you do need a car if you have young children.

The owners were very helpful and welcoming when we arrived and throughout

our stay responding quickly to any queries or problems.

Gardens ,pool and outside space very well maintained and lovely to be in.

Being able to walk to restaurants in the evening was a real bonus.

Would go back like a shot.

  • Submitted: Aug 23, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Fabulous villa in a beautiful location

  • 5 of 5

We came to this villa last year & enjoyed it so much booked it again for this year & just returned.

Attention to detail from the owners is second to none and the villa includes all the little touches that make it a home away from home. The outdoor space really makes it as there's so many different areas to sit/ swim/ play or eat in sun or shade that everyone gets to do exactly what they want & feel relaxed.

A 10 min walk, albeit down & back up 300 steps, takes you to what we think is the best beach in the area - picturesque cove but with plenty of space & chairs & parasols to rent & restaurants & facilities. Or just take the car & park in the car park for €3 for the day! There's also a supermarket with excellent bakery too.. A 5 min drive in the opposite direction will take you up to the beautiful town of Begur - totally unspoilt & full of character but with a real buzz about it with cafes, shops, restaurants & narrow streets & pretty churches & a castle. It's only a short drive from the villa but would be a very tough & hot walk all uphill in the day & just too dangerous to walk back at night as no pavement & no streetlights.

A 15 -20 minute drive down the coast will take you to the gorgeous busy coastal villages of Tamariu & Llafranc both with beaches & lots of restaurants overlooking the sea. As a family with 2 teenagers we also do the waterparks - 30 mins to the South at Platja D'Aro & 1 hour to the North at Roses with a perfect stop at L'Escala for dinner on the way home. However if you don't feel the need to venture further out Villa Calma is a perfect place to just relax, enjoy the pool & garden & your family time.

  • Submitted: Aug 6, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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5

Our stay in Begur

  • 5 of 5

Myself and my family spent 2 weeks in this fabulous villa during June 2017. The property was everything and more that it promised on the website. From the moment we arrived we felt and home and this was made all the more enjoyable by the wonderful service provided by Caroline, Gerard and Ingrid. Begur itself is a beautiful town with lovely narrow streets and great restaurants. Would happily recommend this house to anybody and would definitely return. Without a doubt one of the best villas we have ever rented.

The Farrell Family

Ireland

  • Submitted: Jul 7, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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5

Can't wait to return!

  • 5 of 5

An amazing holiday home set in the perfect surrounds! This home has everything one needs to relax and enjoy family company. Only 45 mins from Girona Airport. 4 mins from Begur and 7 mins to the supermarket. We spent the week relaxing by the pool, on the veranda or spending the day at the many beaches near by. The different seating areas meant that while there was six adults in our group we did not feel like we were on top of each other. There were plenty of places to go for some quiet time. The kitchen has everything you need. The bottle of Cava on arrival is a lovely touch. We had two toddlers with us but the fact that the garden was so big, and the main living area is upstairs away from the pool meant that they couldn't make a run for the pool without me noticing. A definite advantage. The owners made booking, payment and smaller details very easy. They were always extremely prompt to reply to e mails and nothing was a problem. We spent our last night sitting out under the stars deciding which week next year we will return!!!

  • Submitted: Jun 22, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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fantastic place . We loved it and Gerard was very helpful ironing out any minor problems

  • 5 of 5

The accommodation was lovely with everything we needed. We enjoyed relaxing by the pool and found some lovely beaches. Begun town was very interesting and would recommend pals too.

  • Submitted: Jun 18, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Additional information about rental rates

Fees No additional mandatory fees

Payment Methods
1) Online Booking by Credit Card. This will imply a comission from Homeaway added to our listed price. This is new from July 2016
2) By Bank Transer. Comission free. Contact Eloi for details.
Notes: A security deposit of €200 in cash on check-in date will be requiered
Payment for the Heated Pool Option will be made in cash upon check in

Booking Notes:
50% Payment on booking and the balance to be paid 30 days prior to check-in. A confirmation of booking form with all details will be sent prior to the first payment based on information provided and agreements. Please contact the owner to check availability before making an online payment. A €200 refundable deposit guarantee is required and it shall be refunded on departure. Key collection to be arranged directly with the property owner. Contact for details.

Changeover Day:
Saturdays during July and August.
Flexible / to be arranged with owner during other months
Arrival at 16.00h and departure at 10.30h.

Notes on prices:
Prices include the Tourist Tax from the Catalan Government, Electricity, Water, Gas, Air Conditioning, Central Heating, bed linnen, bath and toilet towels, pool / beach towels, pool and garden maintenance once a week, arrival and final clean and a welcome pack. An intermediate cleanning and change of linen and bath towels is included for bookings of 2 weeks or longer.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

Canceled bookings will not receive a refund