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Member since: 2007
Speaks: english, spanish, Catalan

Private Pool, Large Terraces and Sea Views. 10min walk to the beach. AirCon.Wifi

Bedrooms 4
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 4 - 7 nights

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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 at the top level, with the exception of the Bedroom 4 with en-suite bathroom which is at the lower level with direct access to the garden and 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.

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 brieffing, 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, mineral free, drinking and cooking water.

We will send you detailed information about using the villa in a safe and appropriately manner.

We have also compiled our own personal recommendations document 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 usage of the fireplace makes a perfect setting to enjoy cosy dinners and a red wine after a good walk by the beach. Firewood is included for stays during Christmas and New Year holidays.

Walk from your doorstep 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.

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

More Details
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
Eloi (Owner)
Member since: 2007
Speaks: english, spanish, Catalan

About Eloi

Hello. My name is Eloi. I am a Spanish Arquitecto Técnico and also a qualified Chartered Surveyor in the UK. I worked in London for 6 years for a global consultancy and now I am working and living in between BCN and the Costa Brava as a Project Manager and Construction Consultant for residential properties ( The renovation of this house with my wife Ingrid gradually over the years has been a truly enjoyable experience and we are very proud with the result, in particular because of the feed back we receive from holidaymakers' memorable stays.

We love this area for its beauty but in particular because we have managed to avoid the frenzy mass development of the last 15 years which has destroyed some Spanish Costas.

We will be pleased to welcome you in our villa

Thank you for reading

Ingrid & Eloi

Eloi purchased this villa in 2006

Why Eloi chose Baix Emporda

Three main reasons: Location, location, location. This area won "the best landscape in Catalonia" on the national TV programme conducted in 2009...and in our opinion still is!

The unbeateable balance between good climate, cultural heritage, green landscape, wild coastline, excellent food and reasonable prices, brings a good blend of national and global foreign holidaymakers all year round for other experiences in addition of sun and sea.

What makes this villa unique

A unique benefit of this villa is without a doubt our personal involvement, 10 years of experience, care and passion that we dedicate in making this villa to stand out.

Other benefits are the large garden with lawn (not usual due to Begur hills) and swimming pool make a perfect space for kids playing. Superb terraces 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 find your relaxed moment away from it all. Away from neighbours, quiet road and neighbourhood, walking to Sa Riera beach, designed fitted to modern living standards.

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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Exceptional! 5/5 -
(16 traveler reviews)
Private Pool, Large Terraces and Sea Views. 10min walk to the beach. AirCon.Wifi
average rating of 5.0 based on 17 reviews

Amazing villa in a beautiful location

  • 5 of 5

The villa absolutely lived up to our expectations and definitely the best one we have stayed in.

Clean, spacious and designed with lots of areas for spending time together but equally a bit of me time too. Quality throughout & attention to detail with little extras provided by the owners.

The location is a perfect combination of feeling that you're away from it all with amazing views across green hills and down to the sea but then within a 10 -15 minute walk you're at a beautiful cove beach with a supermarket & restaurants. A 2km drive then takes you to other beaches or into the centre of the medieval town of Begur with a plethora of restaurants.

5 star & we will be back.

  • Submitted: Aug 7, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are very pleased that we contributed to the enjoyment of your holiday around Begur and the Costa Brava and that you decided to come back in the future. Thank you.
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Amazing Villa!

  • 5 of 5

We spent a week in this villa and it was absolutely perfect. The pictures and description on the website were accurate, it was spotlessly clean, and this was by far the nicest place we stayed on our two week trip. It is a few minute drive to Begur, and a relatively easy walk to a great beach (Sa Riera) with good restaurants. My wife and I (42 and 47 years old) and our children (5 and 7) made the walk to the beach every day without any complaints (and some thanks for working off all the great food we tended to eat). Note that the walk is about 300/400 steps, so you would want to be somewhat fit for the walk back, although there is also parking at the beach (at least in June/early July). The whole area around Begur is beautiful, with stunning medieval villages spaced about a 15 minute drive apart, each with something to see and a great place to eat or drink. Eloi and his wife were extremely helpful, had great suggestions, and responded to emails very quickly. Can't recommend the villa enough. We also ate at Mas Pou and were very impressed -- great food, and beautiful outdoor seating area in a restored masia with a playground and ping pong for the kids. Sa Riera had pedal boats for rent with attached slides. I think the highlight of the trip for my sons was sliding into the ocean from the boat, although swimming in the pool every day was a close second.

  • Submitted: Jul 12, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are very glad that the villa, the area and our attention were up to your expectations. We love to share our local knowledge when asked for recommendations as we know it can make a difference. Thank you so much for caring for the villa
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Wonderful family holiday

  • 5 of 5

Me and my family had an absolute wonderful time at this great house. We would highly recommend it!

Begur is a great place, small and intimate beach that was not to crowded, the house has everything one needs for a good holiday.

We took some nice hikes, had good dinners in Begur and visited a waterslide park that was very fun.

The pool was brilliant especially for the children, lots of space to run around and play. good furniture inside and outside for relaxing.

Kitchen is great for cooking and eating both inside and outside. As the European football was taking place it was good to go to the bars down by the beach.

Our host where welcoming and helpful. This holiday could not have been better.

  • Submitted: Jun 21, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you. We believe in: Kids fun=excellent family holiday. This is why our villa in additional to the safe space and facilities for children to run around it provides them also with their own playing table, toys and games to enjoy the place and be entertained independently of the weather. We are very glad you had a brilliant holiday. Best wishes
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Pleasant stay

  • 5 of 5

The listing description was accurate and the property well-maintained. Everything inside the house, the swimming-pool and the garden was according to the specifications and images provide.

Despite the rain, we enjoyed a lot our stay at the villa and managed to visit wonderful places located in the region.

I warmly recommend the villa for its position, cleanliness, warm hosts, and fairy-tale scenery around.

  • Submitted: Feb 10, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you! I am sorry for the few days of rain. You were unlucky after a few months without a drop.
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A perfect place on the Costa Brava

  • 5 of 5

We arrived at the house on December 28 and stayed there until January 6th.

The online booking of the house was simple and straight forward. The owners - their names are Ingrid and Eloi - contacted us right away after the reservation. They sent the offer letter and confirmed the reception of the rental charges asap.

The place is just beautiful, located on a hillside in Begur. It has a very warming interior one feels at home immediately. The house is fully equipped with a very nice cooking and eating area as well as a nice fireplace ( thank you Eloi for all the firewood we burned down ). We cooked every evening in the house and did enjoy the well equipped kitchen and cooking area a lot as well as the nice outside BBQ place.

The complete property is perfectly maintained and absolutely clean, everything looks brand new. The bathrooms and sleeping rooms are perfect. The pool and outside area are fantastic, as one can see on the pictures, even though that we could not use it because of the low temperatures in December and January the moved around 10 to 15 degrees Celsius.

The owners are perfect hosts and one can feel that they really care about the people renting their home. The dialogue with them was delightful and caring; one can contact them 24/7 and will always get help and support right away.

We will come back in the summertime to enjoy the beautiful outside area and the pool a bit more as we were able to do this time.

We can recommend this place without any limitation for a nice and perfect stay in Begur on the Costa Brava.

Thank you very much Ingrid and Eloi.

Stefanie and Karl

  • Submitted: Jan 11, 2016
  • Stayed: Dec 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your comments and for looking after the villa so well. We are very pleased that the villa feels equally comfortable for winter and summer time and that it can be a perfect setting to spend good time throughout the year.
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A beautiful pristine villa

  • 5 of 5

The villa is truly beautiful. Ultra modern and well equipped, but comfortable at the same time. We stayed with our four boys who loved the pool. The villa is set high in the hills which makes for beautiful scenery - but does mean that most trips out need the car (unless you brave the 365 steps coming back from the beach!). Eloi and his wife were incredibly helpful and the little touches such as the bottle of Cava, the chocolates and the coffee made for a perfect stay. The local towns are exquisite with fantastic restaurants.

  • Submitted: Nov 17, 2015
  • Stayed: Aug 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi! Many thanks for staying and looking after the villa during your stay, not easy with four kids but we were very impressed of how well behaved they were. A beautiful family indeed. Congratulations. Ingrid & Eloi
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Nearest Airport
55 Kilometres
Nearest Barpub
1 Kilometres
Sa Riera
Nearest Golf
5 Kilometres
Platja de Pals
Nearest Train
30 Kilometres
Nearest Motorway
8 Kilometres
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.


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.


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


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)


Rates & Availability

Sa Riera Villa Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Oct 1 2016 - Dec 21 2016
4 night minimum stay
Christmas 2016-17
Dec 23 2016 - Jan 7 2017
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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.
Note: A security deposit of €200 in cash on check-in date will be requiered

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 week or longer.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

Cancelled bookings will not receive a refund
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Sa Riera Villa Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • villa
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 250 m²
Location Type:
  • Beach
  • Near The Ocean
  • Village
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 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.
  • 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
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Music Library ...
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Balcony ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Porch / Veranda
  • Ski & Snowboard ...
  • Tennis ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
Pool / Spa:
  • Private Pool ...
Onsite Services:
  • Concierge
  • 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 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.

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