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Beautiful Mediterranean villa close to Llafranc, with private pool and garden

Sleeps6
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms2
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 7 nights

Overview

About the property

Villa near Llafranc & Calella de Palafrugell - Excellent Accommodation, Private Pool, Secluded Garden, Sun Terraces, Beach 10 Mins

Nestled into the sunny south-western foothills of the Gavarres, this beautiful and spacious property enjoys a rural location yet is within minutes of coastal beauty spots such as Castell (5 km/10 mins), Llafranch (5km), Calella de Palafrugell (4.7km) & Tamariu (6km).

Set in over an acre of open meadow Ca La Mercè offers privacy with panoramic views across pine clad hillsides, farmland & olive groves to the Mediterranean beyond. The pool & secluded garden afford guests the option of choosing a sun soaked corner or retreating to the shady foliage of the many trees that adorn the grounds.

Equally inviting is the attractive interior which spreads easily over one level and is decorated in vivid Mediterranean colours & cool pastels complemented by a delightful mix of rustic & contemporary furnishings & artworks. The bright airy living/dining room offers beautiful views, with patio doors to a large sun terrace whilst the country style kitchen opens to a spacious covered outdoor dining terrace & BBQ area. There is electric-gated private access with ample off-road parking.

More Details
Registration Number : HUT-017500

Owner
Jania Marzec
Member since: 2013
Speaks: english, french, spanish
Calendar last updated:
October 21, 2017

About Jania Marzec

Ca La Mercè is privately owned by a local Catalan/English family. Should you wish to ask any questions about the property or the area please feel free to contact the house-manager by telephone or e-mail. Alternatively she can arrange to give you a call in the evening at an agreed time.

Why Jania Marzec chose Baix Emporda

The land Ca La Mercè stands on has been in the owners’ family for many generations. They built their family home here because they loved the view, across olive groves, fields and woodland to the coastal hills and sea at Castell beach and El Crit, a rocky cove where the family kept their fishing boat.

Ca La Mercè is a traditional Catalan family house which has been fully refurbished to a high standard with new bathrooms & kitchen.

What makes this villa unique

Ca La Mercè is welcoming & comfortable, well-equipped & attractively decorated & furnished. The rustic style furniture includes hand painted pieces by Empordà artist Josep Martinell & there are several artworks by Granada artist Angel Campinya. The outdoor areas combine privacy with an open aspect & the pool is conveniently situated & well integrated into the garden & terraces. The annex is completely independent so guests can enjoy their privacy & have exclusive use of this lovely, well-maintained house & grounds while having the option of on-call assistance if required. Babysitting, bike hire, additional cleaning, shopping & cooking can be arranged on request. A welcome pack is supplied, plus toiletries for the beginning of your stay & a housebook full of local information.

Guestbook comments from the owner

“We wanted somewhere in the country, with a view, and homely – managed to get all three. Ca La Mercè was ideal: terrific pool; lovely garden; great facilities & BBQ. Easy access to the surrounding towns & villages. A really great holiday. Would readily recommend to our friends at home”. Armagh, UK.

“Lovely scenery, great house, nice pool, definitely a place to come back to and recommend to friends.” “Fabulous time – wonderful welcoming place.” Leicester, UK

“We’ve had such a lovely week here – the beautiful house, the views, the setting, the beaches, the weather and the towns have all been top notch!” Bath, UK

“The house and garden are beautiful. The location is lovely. A splendid and relaxing holiday which we will recommend to others and hope to repeat.” Watford, UK.

“We have stayed in the Costa Brava many times but this was the best house we have stayed in to date.” Twickenham, UK
Apr 2013
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Amenities

Mont-ras Villa Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • villa
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • Min. age of primary renter: 21
  • Parties/events not allowed
Location Type:
  • Beach
  • Rural
  • Village
General:
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine
Kitchen:
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower , bidet
    Shower room 1 - toilet , shower
  • Bathroom 1 : Bath/Shower over, sink, bidet & WC Shower room 1 : Walk-in Shower, sink & WC Mosquito nets
Bedrooms:
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 6 (3 Bedrooms) Notes on bedrooms: Bedroom 1 : Double Bed Bedroom 2 : 1 Double Bed or 2 Single Beds Bedroom 3 : 2 Single Beds All bedrooms have traditional mosquito nets
Entertainment:
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player
  • Television
Outside:
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
Suitability:
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
Pool / Spa:
  • Private Pool ...
Notes:
Notes on accommodation: The villa is laid out one level with a single step from the kitchen and living/dining room to the bedrooms and bathrooms. The garden and pool area are on one level and can be accessed from the kitchen and living/dining room via patio doors. There are two steps up to additional sun terraces. There is a front door to the drive. There is secure electric-gated private access with ample parking for 4 cars. There is a self-contained adjoining annex below the villa, with its own entrance and private garden, where the house-manager is available if required to help guests get the most from their stay. The annex does not overlook Ca La Mercè. The grounds are fully enclosed with tree-lined wire fencing. Outside: Ca La Mercè has a private swimming pool (8 x 3m) with underwater lighting and a very shallow end for children – or for relaxing with a glass of something cool. The pool can be viewed from the terraces and garden. The lawned garden, with its shrubs, aromatic plants and flower beds, is surrounded by tall cypress trees, poplars, firs, cork and holm oaks, pines and bays, offering a choice of sun or shade and giving excellent privacy. The pool, garden, covered dining terrace and sun terraces face south and west, with lovely views. There is a BBQ off the dining terrace. There is outdoor dining furniture for 6 people, an additional garden table and chairs for 6 people, 6 sunbeds, and 6 garden chairs. Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: All linen, including pool towels, is provided and changed weekly. The house is cleaned and beds made up prior to guests’ arrival. Optional interim clean for stays of two weeks or more (no additional cost). Changeover day is Saturday. Other: Hall. Cloak cupboard. Linen cupboard. Iron/ironing bo

Reviews

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Beautiful Mediterranean villa close to Llafranc, with private pool and garden
average rating of 5.0 based on 25 reviews
5

Lovely unique home!

  • 5 of 5

We loved our stay in every way. Fabulous house and location with so much to see in the surrounding areas and nothing too far away... Jania's home is immaculately kept and is full of charm. We hope to revisit again some day soon.

  • Submitted: Oct 1, 2017
  • Stayed: Sep 2017
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5

Perfect escape

  • 5 of 5

Absolutely perfect. Everything was beautifully maintained and the pool was a welcome addition for a family with very young kids. It was big enough to swim and small enough that it felt very safe with the children. There were many thoughtful touches and the welcome pack too was very thoughtful. We will definitely be trying to return.

  • Submitted: Sep 5, 2017
  • Stayed: Aug 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Perfect

  • 5 of 5

From the moment we arrived everything was perfect. The villa's setting is outstanding - the garden, the terrace and views. The villa is so well equipped and comfortable. We enjoyed exploring the surrounding area, visiting many beaches. Llafranc was our favourite beach and spent many mornings there, returning to the villa and pool in the afternoon. Jania is a fantastic host and her 'house book' with all local information was brilliant. We would highly recommend.

  • Submitted: Aug 8, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
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Knutsford, Cheshire UK
5

Perfect house, garden and pool = wonderful holiday

  • 5 of 5

We had a wonderful month's vacation staying at Ca La Merce. The Villa is perfect private accommodation providing everything one needs. The hours, Saline Pool and lovely gardens are impeccably maintained. Breakfast on the Terrace every morning listening to the many birds was a joy. Jania is a great host who ensures you have everything you need to have a great stay. She also made plenty of suggestions to explore the area, like the local Vineyard experience at Brugarol and the local Festia which we all thoroughly enjoyed. There are many excellent restaurants within easy reach for example Far Nomo at San Sebastian and Pa i Raim in Palafrugell and for Tapas Calau in Calella di Palafrugell. It was so good we intend to return next year.

  • Submitted: Aug 8, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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5

Perfect for a peaceful and relaxing break

  • 5 of 5

I had a great week at Jania's villa with my partner and young son and wished we could have stayed longer. The villa is very comfortable, spotlessly clean and beautifully decorated and furnished with character. The kitchen is very well equipped, the wifi is good, English TV channels are available and the place would accommodate 6 people very comfortably. The garden is lovely - very secluded with plenty of sun and shade and a covered barbecue area where we ate every day. The villa is easy to find by car and it's in a great location for exploring the beaches and towns along the coast. We absolutely loved the pool, which is only 45cm deep at the shallow end, so perfect for younger kids. Jania is the perfect host - very kind and helpful and we would definitely stay here again. Thank you Jania!

  • Submitted: Jul 9, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
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Lovely villa and peaceful location

  • 5 of 5

We very much enjoyed our holiday at this villa and have already planned another visit. This well equiped property is clean and tidy and a great deal of care has been taken by the owner to ensure a perfect holiday. There is plenty of outdoor space with secure parking area, and within easy reach by car to C-31 main road but far enough away in a sunny, secluded and peaceful location. Highly recommended.

  • Submitted: Dec 23, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
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Map

Nearest Airport
47 Kilometres
Girona
Nearest Barpub
1.3 Kilometres
Mont-ras
Nearest Restaurant
1.3 Kilometres
Mont-ras
Nearest Beach
4.7 Kilometres
Calella de Palafrugell
Car: necessary

Coast/Beach:

There are many beautiful beaches & coves within a few minutes of the villa. The sandy virgin beach of Castell (5 km), just north of Palamós, lies within a protected nature reserve. The lovely coastal villages of Llafranc (5 km), Calella de Palafrugell (4.7 km), Tamariu (6 km), Fornells (9.5 km), Sa Riera (11 km) Sa Tuna (13 km) have sandy beaches & rocky inlets. The renowned beauty spot of Aiguablava is a 20 minute drive away. La Fosca and Palamós (7 km) have long sandy beaches.

Travel:

Nearest airport is Girona (Ryanair) and is approx 45 minutes drive away (47 km). Barcelona airport (Ryanair, Easyjet etc) (133 km) and Perpignan airport (Ryanair from Stanstead and Bristol) (115 km) are within 2 hours’ drive. For those who prefer to drive, Catalunya is easily accessible by road.

Distances:

Nearest beach-side dining: Llafranc (5km), Calella de Palafrugell 4,7km. Palafrugell (daily fruit & veg market, colourful Sunday market) 2 km. Begur (stylish medieval town, chic shops, tapas bars & restaurants) 9 km. Figueras (Dalí museum) 50 km. Pals (delightful medieval village) 9 km. Girona (historic cathedral town, wonderful medieval quarter, fine restaurants, excellent shopping) 50 km. Palamós (fishing harbor & fish market, tapas bars, some of the best fish restaurants in the area) 7 km.

Further Details:

Catalunya is an ideal holiday destination, offering something for everyone: sporting and cultural activities, fascinating places to visit, excellent restaurants, beautiful scenery and beaches, all very accessible from Ca La Mercè

WALKING & CYCLING

The area is a walkers’ paradise and the villa is located near one of many signposted walks. Choose from the Gavarres hills, the Empordá plain and coastal walks. Information and walking maps are supplied for guests at the property. The area is also excellent for cycling and mountain biking. Castell beach can be reached by the new “Green Way” for walkers and cyclists. Cycle hire can be arranged by the house-manager

WATER SPORTS, TENNIS & PADDLE

Water sports are well catered for on the nearby beaches including sea kayaks, sailing, scuba diving and motor boat hire. There are many rocky inlets and coves that are excellent for snorkelling. Tennis and paddle can also be played locally (3 km)

PLACES OF INTEREST INLAND

The Baix Empordà plains are home to the beautiful medieval stone villages of Ullastret, Cruïlles, Torrent, Palau Sator, Peratallada, Pals and Fonteta. The Empordà is also known as Dali’s “Golden triangle” as three of his most important museums are located here: Dalí Musuem Figueras (51 km); Gala’s Castle Museum Púbol (21 km); Dalí House and Museum Cadaqués (advance booking recommended) (72 km). The centre of the local ceramics trade is in La Bisbal (12 km) which also has a lively market.

EVENTS OF INTEREST ON THE COAST

The pretty white-washed fishing village of Calella de Palafrugell plays host to the festival of “havaneras” or sea shanties, in the early summer, and to the Music Festival of Cap Roig in July and August. The Festival is set in the botanic gardens overlooking the sea - an opportunity to hear world class singers in a beautiful outdoor setting. Palamós fish market is worth visiting.

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Rates & Availability

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Additional information about rental rates

Fees No additional mandatory fees

Booking Notes:
Languages: English, Spanish, Catalan, French.

Bookings and payments can be arranged online, or directly with the owner by telephone or email. A 25% non-refundable deposit is required to confirm the booking. The balance of 75% to be made 60 days before arrival. Cancellation policy is 60 days for full refund of the balance, and 30 days for 50% refund of the balance. A refundable breakages deposit of €300 cash (or pounds sterling equivalent) is required on arrival to be refunded on day of departure.


Changeover Day:
Changeover day is Saturday. Arrival after 10:00 and departure by 16:00.

Notes on prices:
Prices are in Euros per week and are inclusive.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.