|Minimum Stay||7 nights|
Begur is a lovely old medieval town, which has many good restaurants and bars, with many chic boutiques. The villa is in an area of great natural beauty with a large range of leisure pursuits including diving and golf. It is also very popular with walkers and ramblers throughout the year. The villa is on a quiet road leading to the marine reserve of Ses Negres (2 minutes walk) between the beaches of Aiguafreda (10 minutes walk) and Sa Riera (2.3km) and about 5km from Begur. It has wonderful sea and countryside views and is fully furnished with many facilities. It consists of a kitchen, 2 living rooms, a sun room / dining room, 2 bathrooms, 3 bedrooms (one double and two twins - one of which has an en-suite wetroom and French doors opening on to the shaded outside dining area and sofa). The balcony is accessible from both the main living room and the sun room, both of which have great sea views. The shaded outside dining area has a BBQ and is just up from the heated pool (8m x 4m).
Diving, Walking and Golf: This area really is one of the best areas in Spain for Scuba Diving. I would recommend Octopus Dive School www.octoscuba.com. They are really friendly and their customer service and care is excellent. They dive from Aiguafreda which is 2 minutes drive from the house. If you haven't dived before, they can also give you a try dive - it's a great safe place to dive with loads to see. The marine reserve called Ses Negres, is 2 minutes walk from the villa, and is excellent for snorkelling, lots of fish to see in very clear water, but as it is protected, scuba diving is not permitted in this specific location. Please ask us if you have any more questions about this.
The Costa Brava is wild and rugged area with tremendous views and scenery. It has great walks and 370km of marked paths which are maintained by the Baix Emporda Tourism Committee.
There are 9 golf courses in the area including 2 championship courses
How to get here: From the UK, you can get Eurotunnel or a ferry from Dover to Calais. The drive time from Calais is 12 hours. Otherwise, most budget airlines such as EasyJet, Ryanair, BMI baby, Thomson and Jet 2 fly in to the airports of Girona, Perpignan and Barcelona. Girona airport is 45 minutes and the others are less than 90 minutes drive.
Any more questions and feedback: We really want you to enjoy your time at our villa and will be more than happy to answer any other questions that you have. After you come back, we would also appreciate any feedback on what you liked (or didn't like) with any suggestions on how we can make your stay with us even better next time.
We bought our villa in 2002 and renovated it to our own needs and taste. Our two children were very young at the time and we made changes to suit us as a young family. The location was perfect but we needed a pool and a grassy garden which is what we built.
We have rented out the villa since 2003 but love spending time at the house - the area is quite special!
Sian and John Evans purchased this villa in 2002
We think that the large number of positive reviews reflect what the place is like. Please have a read of them and you can see that they are from every year from 2006 to this year, and from people from many countries in the world.
We want you to enjoy your stay and will do our best to care of you, from before you book until after you leave - ask us anything and we will tell you as it is.
The valley is quiet even in high season, and the pool and garden are private and not overlooked.
Wherever you are, there will always be better views, but the views from our place are rather nice!
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We are happy to accept booking and payment through the Homeaway website. Homeaway will charge you an additional service fee of between 4 to 8% of the cost of the rental. They will also charge us up to 2.5%. There are some benefits for you in using this system especially the Homeaway 'Book with confidence' scheme
We are also happy for you to book direct with us and accept payment directly from you, by electronic transfer from your bank account to ours.
To be fully transparent, this will cost us nothing.
Please call us on +44 (0) 7547 276 812 and we can talk with you about the options and pros and cons to help you decide.
1.I just had to tell you how happy my family and I were to have had the opportunity to stay at 'Les Tres Oliveres'.
Your home is beautiful and it is in a beautiful part of the country. Some days we were very hard-pressed to leave the house and pool!
We will not hesitate to give the info to friends wishing to do the same type of thing that we did.
Thank you again. Enjoy your lovely home.
2. We loved the villa and had a great holiday. No complaints at all. Your lucky to have such a nice place
3. Everything was fine: the house, the region, the weather, no crowd.
We particularly enjoyed your villa: very calm, clean, comfortable. As you can
imagine, the kids particularly appreciated the swimming-pool
4. We had a great time, your property was ideal for the age spread that we have with our children. It was great to arrive and find the property exactly as you had described. Thank you for the prompt and accurate information
My wife and I are now mourning the END of our week at Tres Oliveres and Costa Brava. It was a dream come true for us, as we LOVE the outdoors, hiking and running. The Cami de Rhonda is an amazing and well marked trail that goes along much of the Costa Brava, up and down small mountains while hugging the coastline (not for the weak or weary) The views are breathtaking to say the least! Access to the trail is also just feet away from the villa!!
We also love privacy when we get away without our children - and even though there are some houses next door, they are blocked by trees and plants, so we felt very private to have a romantic getaway!
John's 'welcome pdf' was extremely useful and helpful with VERY informative directions and recommendations for hikes, beaches, restaurants, activities, etc. It was so thorough and beyond anything we've seen (having rented houses through VRBO/Homeaway for almost 10 years now) that it really stands out!
We stayed during the first week of June and the weather was an amazing and sunny 75-80F and 62F at night with a refreshing ocean breeze throughout the week. I couldn't imagine better weather! I don't know if Air Conditioning is necessary in the mid-summer (which I don't think the house has), but there is such an ocean breeze, that open windows with all the ceiling fans would likely be more than adequate (I think most tropical paradise residences are like this - isn't that part of the experience?)
The kitchen was new and very updated with perfect appliances and a great view of the Mediterranean Sea!! We prepared most of our meals at home, and enjoyed visiting the fishing port of Palamos on market day and getting some fresh Sea Bass and grilling it on the BBQ - amazing!! In fact, we only ate out once - at the Vintage Lounge (we walked there from the villa) and John wasn't joking when he said that they make a "Smart Gin and Tonic" and I had to get a couple :) We also watched the sunset over AiguaFreda (one of the beaches/coves nearby). And we got up one morning to watch the sunrise over Ses Negres (a rocky cove at the end of our street). The views are hard to describe if you haven't seen mountains and oceans colliding!
I could not give a better review of a home or of an owner. He was so quick to respond, so gracious and helpful! Magnifico and Gracias!!
We had a very enjoyable one week stay in early October. The beautiful pool was a real bonus. Begur is a nice town less than 10 minutes away by car. There is a good selection of restaurants and shops.
The coastal walking tracks along the cliffs are wonderful.
This is a lovely vacation "villa" in a beautiful location. We are 2 retired couples and the space worked fine for us. The kitchen is tiny, but functional and well equipped. The entire space is neat and clean. There is a nice private area inside and outside for the downstairs apartment which also has its own entrance. The downstairs apartment could use fresh paint and new curtains. There is a washing machine (dial setting instructions in French and English would help). There is a large inviting balcony to relax on and the neighborhood is quiet. Parking is OK, but we had 2 cars, so one was parked in a narrow area off the road and down the hill on top of a cliff. The other car could be parked relatively near the house on the street. There was never any competition for those 2 spots so it worked out very well. The accommodations downstairs are OK, but all the bedding materials need to be replaced, especially the pillows. Or, bring your own. The curtains are musty and need cleaning, along with the living room rug which we rolled up and put away until we left. The living room leather furniture shown in the photos was replaced with stuffed white couches which are never easy to keep clean, so we had to be careful not stain them. The dining room table is in a confined area that desperately needs slat blinds to keep the heat of the sun at bay, but has a gorgeous view. The dining table is a picnic table. The throw pillows came in handy as seating cushions at the table. The pool is wonderful and refreshing and nice to have after a day of traveling around and being on the go. All the lounge chairs are quite comfortable. The owners are quite nice and very responsive to issues. Overall, we were very happy and pleased with these accommodations. The space works very well for family's with children and it has a nice secluded area downstairs by the pool. On the other hand, if you are two couples, it works better for one couple upstairs and the other couple downstairs -- each couple having their own private bath area as well as outside sitting areas. The property is beautifully maintained and the view is the best! The sunrises are gorgeous! You couldn't ask for a nicer vacation rental.
We have just enjoyed a very enjoyable two weeks at Les Tres Oliveres! You have a lovely villa in a beautiful location and we would definitely recommend it (and already have!). The weather was very good, we made maximum use of the pool and enjoyed many visits to Begur, as well as Barcelona and other nearby towns and villages. Throw in some diving lessons nearby and a day at the water park and our holiday was complete!
The villa is perfectly situated in a quite area, has a lovely garden and was very well equipped for our teenage family. Hopefully we'll be back there again!
We've spent a fantastic week in high season at Les Tres Oliveres. What a super location - the view is even better - exactly as you say in your description John. Despite it being such a busy time of year we found no problem getting tables in restaurants, Begur town centre is wonderful and we loved wandering around the boutique shops as well as dining out and the beaches are amazing. We loved Aiguafreda and Sa Tuna - awesome snorkelling, clear and warm water and no problem finding space to sit - it's a bit like going back in time in the best way possible - and everything in such easy walking distance. The coastal path that apparently takes you around much of the Costa Brava (we didn't find out for ourselves just how far it stretched as the sun came out and it was too hot) was beautiful and a great thing to do on a cloudy day but there was only a brief morning so our exploration didn't go as far as we'd planned.
The villa is seriously home from home - I love that we could even bring the coffee pods with us! Every detail has been thought through so carefully - we loved that you had the right glass for every drink we came up with! It was hard to leave in fact we forced ourselves out on day three and then took in everything we could over and over again!
John's communication is ace. Every question was addressed and nothing was too much trouble. And the pool is so warm - we couldn't get the kids out of it and practically had to drag them to the beach.
We were only back in England a matter of minutes before we booked up for next year. Same time same place please! Thanks John and Sian. This place is a real find and we just know we'll be back time and again.
Photos do not do justice to this villa! Because of the expansive outdoor space, the home is much larger than the square footage might indicate, and is suited perfectly for a group of 6. Kitchen is well-equipped and the layout provides privacy for a group. The home is well-maintained and the garden is beautiful. Beaches are walkable--some more of a distance than others, and there are a number of food options. Begur, with its many restaurants, is closeby. Highly recommend this property.
The villa is situated in one of the most beautiful areas of the Costa Brava, Spain on the small coastal road between the coves of Aiguafreda and Sa Riera. The Costa Brava has a rocky coastline, plentiful in coves, secluded beaches and little fishing villages. Both Sa Tuna and Sa Riera are right in the heart of this coast and recognised as being two of the jewels of the Costa Brava, and both are 20 minutes walk along the coastal path from the villa. Aiguafreda is less than 10 minutes walk.
Salvador Dali lived near here in Cadaques, and the Dali Museum in Figueres is only 45 minutes drive.
Both the Cap Roig Botanical Gardens and the Greco-Roman Site of Empuries are worth a visit and and are less than 30 miles away.
Girona is 45 minutes drive, the French border is just over an hour north and Barcelona is 1 hour 40 minutes.
Other Activities: The area is superb for diving and only 10 miles from the Medas Islands. There is excellent snorkelling at Ses Negres, just 2 minutes walk.
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