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Sian and John Evans

Member since: 2003
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Speaks: english

Begur Villa, Unlimited WiFi and Heated Private Pool, 2 Minutes walk to the sea

57 Reviews
Sleeps6
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms2
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 7 nights

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Overview

Begur Villa Rental Photos and Description

Pool is heated from April to October, 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6

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.

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Suitability:
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Sian and John Evans (Owner)
Member since: 2003
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Speaks: english

About Sian and John Evans

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

Why Sian and John Evans chose Baix Emporda

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.

What makes this villa unique

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!

Here is some serious stuff.....

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. If you do not have a UK bank account you may need to pay some fees to your own bank, but they will be significantly less than what Homeaway charge you. 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.

Guestbook comments from the owner

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
Nov 2007
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Reviews

4.9
based on 57 traveler reviews

Begur Villa, Unlimited WiFi and Heated Private Pool, 2 Minutes walk to the sea
average rating of 4.9298244 based on 58 reviews
Charlotte, NC
5

Magnifico!!

  • 5 of 5

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!!

  • Submitted: Jun 7, 2015
  • Stayed: Jun 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks very much for taking time to write such an extensive review Scott. It seems that you have really enjoyed the house to eat in so many times! There is such an abundance of local seafood and fish to BBQ, both in the Palamos fish market and the 2 local local fishmongers in Begur - the one close to the Church square is used by locals and is our favourite. And those G&Ts are a bit special at the Vintage Lounge, not the cheapest but they are a bit good! Thanks for being so easy to look after - Maria thought that you were charming too! thanks again Sian and John
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5

A lovely villa in a beatiful location

  • 5 of 5

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!

  • Submitted: Aug 23, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for your kind words Roy and Jo. You have been a delight to deal with from beginning to end and it is great that you have already recommended our place to friends. We think that this area off the coast of Begur and the Medas Islands are the best in Spain for diving, so its great that you had a chance to grab a few lessons. The cove of Aiguafreda is half a mile along the coastal path from our house, and it is very safe with plenty of sea life to look at. This link gives you more info www.octoscuba.com/divesites. The marine reserve of Ses Negres at the bottom of our road is even closer, and is excellent for snorkelling and open water swimming. It would be great to have you come back. thanks again Sian and John
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5

Fabulous location, beautiful furnishings, stocked with every home comfort and a HEATED POOL!

  • 5 of 5

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.

  • Submitted: Aug 7, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: thanks for taking the time to write this Maisy and we are so pleased that you enjoyed your stay. You have been the perfect guest from our initial contact, all the way to even after your holiday and we are delighted that you have decided to return again in 2017. thanks again John
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5

Amazing villa

  • 5 of 5

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.

  • Submitted: Jul 1, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Bonnie, thank you very much for taking the time to write this review and we are delighted that you enjoyed your stay - I think that the garden is at its best in June. You have been a perfect guest from start to finish and you are welcome back at any time thanks again John
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Yorkshire, England
5

Homely villa in a lovely area of Catalonia

  • 5 of 5

We have just spent a lovely week at Les Tres Oliveres. It is an older style villa but very homely. Its age means its benefits from a beautiful mature garden which gives you complete privacy from the neighbouring villas. The villa was spotless on arrival and the very comprehensive directions provided by the owner very easy to follow. The main feature of the villa is the outside space with many different comfortable areas to sit and relax and enjoy the sun or the shade depending on your preference. We had a couple of very minor issues while we were there, but these were very quickly dealt with by the owner and the managing agents. The villa is situated in a quiet residential area and if you want somewhere with a lot of nightlife, this isn't for you. If you want a comfortable well equipped villa in an area with lots of beautiful coves and little restaurants, you won't do better

  • Submitted: Oct 22, 2015
  • Stayed: Oct 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for leaving us this review Tony. The photos show the garden and the house and it is very private and by the sea. Yes I agree, i if want full English breakfasts and Watneys Red Barrel (if they still make it!) then Begur and this area is not for you. However if you want Catalan culture, great restaurants serving local sourced food and wine, well ........ thanks again
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5

Fantastic holiday

  • 5 of 5

We spent a week at Tres Oliveres in July and would highly recommend both the villa and the area.

John's all-encompassing pre-holiday information pack was so helpful - we arrived knowing exactly where everything in the villa was and how it all worked, as well as having loads of recommendations for activities, days out and restaurants.

The villa is located in a beautiful unspoilt corner of Spain with spectacular views and hidden coves. There are good restaurants everywhere, some within walking distance of the villa - the Vintage Bar, as mentioned by so many, is a must.

The villa itself is bright, spotlessly clean and well equipped with a beautiful pool and garden area. The view from either of the terraces is stunning - much more impressive than the pictures suggest.

Overall a great holiday home in a beautiful location.

  • Submitted: Sep 2, 2015
  • Stayed: Jul 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for this feedback Fiona and we are glad that you found our 'welcome book' helpful. It doesn't cover every restaurant and activity that you can do around Begur but it does give you a good starter and will save you time when only there for a week. Thanks again John
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Map

Nearest Airport
45 Kilometres
Girona
Nearest Barpub
400 Metres
Sant Rafael de Cap Sa Sal
Nearest Ferry
110 Kilometres
Barcelona
Nearest Golf
3 Kilometres
Pals
Nearest Train
30 Kilometres
Flaca
Nearest Motorway
45 Kilometres
Junction 6 (Girona North) on A7
Nearest Restaurant
600 Metres
Sa Rascassa www.hostalsarascassa.com
Nearest Ski
150 Kilometres
La Molina
Nearest Beach
300 Metres
Ses Negres
Car: recommended

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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Rates & Availability

Begur Villa Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
late summer 2016
Aug 27 2016 - Sep 30 2016
7 night minimum stay
$1,910
 
 
Autumn 2016
Oct 1 2016 - Oct 28 2016
7 night minimum stay
$1,349
 
 
Unavailable
Nov 6 2016 - Mar 3 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
$1,349
 
 
Spring 2017
Mar 4 2017 - Apr 28 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
$1,349
 
 
Late Spring 2017
Apr 29 2017 - Jun 2 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
$1,910
 
 
Summer 2017
Jun 3 2017 - Sep 8 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
$3,259
 
 
Late Summer 2017
Sep 9 2017 - Sep 29 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
$1,910
 
 
Autumn 2017
Sep 30 2017 - Nov 3 2017
7 night minimum stay
$1,461
 
 
Unavailable
Nov 5 2017 - Mar 2 2018
7 night minimum stay
$1,349
 

Additional information about rental rates

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We will contact you as soon as you book to answer any other questions that you may have, however small.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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Amenities

Begur Villa Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • villa (detached)
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Location Type:
  • Beach
  • Near The Ocean
  • Ocean View
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Sports & Activities
General:
  • Activities Guide
  • Broadband Access
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Parking On Street
  • Sunbed
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Tumble Dryer ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Wood Stove ...
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Wet room - toilet , shower
  • The wet room has a toilet and a washbasin
Bedrooms:
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Master Bedroom - 1 king , Sea Views
    Twin Bedroom - 2 twin/ single , TV / VCR
    Twin Bedroom opening out under the terrace & ensuite shower - 2 twin/ single , Sea views through French doors
  • There is also a cot available with bed linen included in the price. There is also a high chair available included in the price.
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • Books for Adults
  • Books for Kids
  • DVD Player ...
  • Game Room
  • Games
  • Games for Kids
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Video Game Console ...
  • Video Games
  • Video Library ...
Outside:
  • Balcony
  • Beach Chairs
  • Beach Towels
  • Binoculars
  • Deck / Patio
  • Golf
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Furniture
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Patio
  • Terrace
  • Unscreened Porch / Veranda
  • 6 garden chairs
  • 4 beach chairs
Suitability:
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Heated Pool
  • Outdoor Pool
  • Private Pool ...
Attractions:
  • bay/sound
  • botanical garden
  • cinemas
  • marina
  • nude beach
  • playground
  • reefs
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • theme parks
  • water parks
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • horseback riding
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • mountain biking
  • paragliding
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • sound/bay fishing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
Notes:
The pool is 8m by 4m & 1.8m deep, and heated between April and October inclusive. Although it is in direct sunlight from first thing in the morning until early evening, we decided to heat the pool as it used to quite cold before July & after September. The temperature is usually about 25 deg C dependent on ambient temp & use of the pool cover at night. We provide you with a comprehensive 'Welcome Book' which contains all the information you need, such as restaurant reviews, directions to beaches, local markets and towns, and children's activities. The satellite TV has UK terrestrial channels together with many others and includes a Humax PVR The 'Den' has a sofa with seating for four, a large TV, DVD player, Xbox, Nintendo Wii & PS2 - a great chill out room for the kids of all ages The 'Den' opens out onto the shaded eating area where there is outside sofa, a BBQ and a beer fridge. (beer and wine not included!) There is an outside rotary washing line for drying clothes

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