House, 4 Bedrooms + Loft, 3 Baths
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About Kristen Sparrow
We're a San Francisco family. Two of our (grown) children live in town and are making a go of it, while one is in Los Angeles on the road to stardom. Kevin is from DC, Kristen from Berkeley. We lived in Spain during a boom time in Spain from 1995 to1998. We were so lucky to have lived in Barcelona. It is the best of the best, though, or course that might hurt San Francisco's feelings. But Barcelona has the size, history, and depth that warrants the accolades.
Kristen Sparrow purchased this House in 1998
Why Kristen Sparrow chose Cruïlles
We bought this house at the tail end of a 3 year stay in Barcelona in 1998. Against all the naysayers in Spain , we managed to refurbish and renovate the house and have used it ever since. The old stone houses never lose their charm and resilience. We've had family to the tune of 17 strong in the house, and it didn't even wince, nor did the town. And the beaches, the countryside and the medieval towns are what bring us back. We never get tired of it.
What makes this House unique
The thing about this house/village/Costa Brava is the peaceful beauty, the range of beaches, and yet world class amenities in a country environment. This is why the cognoscenti from all over Europe come to the Alt and Baix Empordan.
Check-in: 3:00 PM
Check-out: 10:00 AM
100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
Not what was expected
Needs a nicer area to sit outside. Needs to be updated. No coffee maker. Lots of room. Kitchen really nice. Needs a bathroom on third level
I encourage prospective guests to look at the photos of our house and the descriptions carefully! The photos are absolutely accurate and the description of the layout of the house also.
The house's big appeal, which most guests love, is its size and location. The house is very spacious with many areas for gathering, so it's great for family, friends and fun. This is our vacation home, so we like it no fuss so we don't have to worry about it.
There are a few types of coffee makers at the house. Perhaps she wasn't familiar with them.
Authentic Spanish Experience
Great home base for an authentic old Spanish experience. Rustic charm, yet fully updated, clean and comfortable. Well situated for road cycling with reasonable proximity to Girona, the beaches of the Costa Brava and other other small, picturesque villages.
Nice quiet community, unique accommodation, lots of space
Kristen was quick to reply to any questions before our stay, and Renate at the management team was great. We had 4 couples and there was lots of space for all of us. Located in a quiet community. Problem with the front door was fixed while we were there. We made use of the bikes and washing machine, as well as the dishwasher and oven. There was lots of hot water for showers and baths. Clean bedding and well equipped kitchen. We did not use the garden as it was cooler while we were there. We found parking on the street for our rentals. We traveled to both the beaches and the mountains from this location, as well as the cities of Barcelona and Girona. It was a great location to be away from the city.
plenty of room, great location
We stayed for 12 days, inviting our two sons and their families, plus one set of inlays, the two groups overlapping one day. There was plenty of room for all (10) and a great layout for our particular needs. We loved being in a very small, and very old, village. And we were very close to a large town (Bisbal) with all of the facilities that you would expect in a city. Even made ample use of the bicycles that were available. It's an excellent location for seeing that part of Spain, and even France if you are willing to drive a bit. Would recommend it highly.
Charming historic house in Cruilles, Spain.
We had an amazing time. There were four of us and we loved the rustic, historical Can Torre. The town is close to many attractions so we used it as our base and traveled to towns and villages close by. We had dinner at Jordi's in La Bispal the night we arrived and had amazing food and service that we returned for dinner on the last night of our stay.
Lovely house and village, again !!
Geweldig huis, ruim plek voor 10-12 personen. Meerdere badkamers, compleet uitgeruste keuken met vaatwasser, oven en nespresso machine. Op rij afstand van grote supermarkt, kleine boodschappen bij Bar Ester in Cruilles. Prachtige strandjes en stadjes in nabije omgeving. Kan aanbevelen!