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Sunny Hillside villa, Heated pool. Wonderful views, Very private, WIFI.

Bedrooms 3
Separate WCs1
Space 1,668 sq. ft.
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 6 - 7 nights
Popular Features
  • Fireplace
  • Barbecue
  • Free Wifi
  • Washing Machine
  • Private Pool
  • Parking


About the property

3 bedrooms1ensuite2nd bath Sep WC.6 adults:cot-bed+highchair+pushchair available

Casa Candia is situated on a sunny hillside & belongs to a private urbanisation named Vizcondado de Cabanyes, it has wonderful panoramic views to the Mediterranean sea.The villa is tastefully furnished.There are 2 balconys & 2 terraces with stunning views.The kitchen is well equipped for a family of 6 + baby, and the adjacent open plan dining and sitting areas are comfortably furnished; French window type doors lead out onto a large patio which joins the patio and lawn in front of the pool. An open log fire. INTERNET . TV - English, German, French & Spanish. Nintendo Wii station + games & sports. DVD/VHS, CD- tape-player & radio, 1 TV- Video in ensuite-bedroom; ipod docks in 4 rooms, a book shelf with 300 varied books. Ping-pong table. 8 sun-lounges,2 garden tables,plenty of chairs, Weber charcoal grill:a gas grill. Central heating: ventilators for the summer.There are plenty of things to do, and many interesting places to visit. Our agent is in nearby Sant Antonio, and speaks English, German, French and Spanish.

From our GUEST BOOK : Good morning Mr. Harrison,I wanted to drop you a quick note to say that we enjoyed our visit to Spain and your home was lovely! Also, the ladies at the rental office were very nice and helpful. Thanks again, Pam Lake.

Jonathan. Just a quick note to let you know we have just returned from Spain and have had a excellent time. Although the weather hasn't been great the villa was a real home from home, in a fantastic location and with all the amenities we needed. The children made full use of the pool and the fact that it was indoors meant we were all able to use it even when it wasn't sunny. Best wishes Craig.

Hello Brett, Thank you for all the directions - they were spot on. We had a very enjoyable time in Catalunya. The villa was just what we wanted. Oh for a palm tree and such solitude and views. We thought the pool was excellent with the overhead balcony. I found a very compulsive read in your extensive library & We found Al Vent very helpful. Sue and Keith

Eating : There are plenty of excellent opportunities for wining and dining. From Monday to Friday it is possible to have a good midday meal for 9 to 15 Euros, this is generally a three course meal ( often 3 different choices for each course ) and sometimes includes not only bread, but water,wine and coffee too. Midday meals are from 13.00 h. untill 15.30 h. and evening dining begins at 20.00 h. Many restaurants are non-smoking, but one has to check at the door. Palamos has a variety of very good restaurants,bars and tapas bars (Moni 's tapas-bar!! )

Also along the sea front at Sant Antonio there is a good selection of restaurants where one can sit outside; even an Irish pub for those who miss their Guinness. Playa d'Aro also has some good restaurants, as well as the usual fast food: pizza and burgers etc.

Shopping - eating at home:- there is a good super market in Calonge and others are 1 to 2 kms further down the road; there are also daily markets, which rotate from town to town.

Places of interest: The charming picturesque fishing villages of LLAFRANC, CALELLA,TAMARIU are lovely and also enjoy a variety of excellent restaurants: the fantastic views from the lighthouse above Llafranc at Cap de Sant Sebastian,where one can dine at the El Far Hotel high above the sea: are all not to be missed. PALS is a superbly preserved and reconstructed medieval village, very pretty, and best visited early in the morning before everyone else arrives. LA BISBAL - best known for its Catalan ceramics industry (there are dozens of shops), PALAFRUGEL, BEGUR, SANT FELIU are all worth a visit. Further afield, the Dali museum at FIGUERES, the Dali house at Port Lligat near CADAQUES ( one has to book a time ,Tel.972 25 83 15) and the small castle where Dali's wife Gala lived at PUBOL on the way to Girona, are all very interesting. Girona itself also has alot to offer, with many different shops, a cathedral and an interesting old town. In the summer there are music festivals at PERELADA and at Cap Roig.

More Details
Registration Number : 017554-68

Jonathan Brett Harrison
Member since: 2006
Speaks English, German
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Calendar last updated:
13 June, 2018

About Jonathan Brett Harrison

I am English, born in Cambridge. I now have dual nationality, becoming Swiss in 2016.

I have lived in Zurich since 1975, working as a musician.

Why Jonathan Brett Harrison chose Calonge

I bought this property twenty years ago as a holiday retreat for family and friends. In the meantime the house and the pool have been fully renovated We love the area, the country side, the wonderful views from the house towards the sea, Palamos to the left and the woods to the right of the house. It is great to sit in front of the pool or some where in the garden, completely private, no immediate neighbours, Palamos and the sea in the distance. It has been wonderful to see the garden grow. Every thing, except the cork oak trees we have planted our selves. The mimosa trees in the spring are particularly beautiful. Calonge is five minutes in the car and there are many beautiful seaside villages to visit, with many restaurants, good food and of course Barcelona is also not far away. About one and a half hours to the center of Barcelona by car.

Calonge is also within driving distance of Zurich.

What makes this villa unique

The house is very private, built on a plateau dug out of the side of the hill. There is little traffic on the road below and the few cars that pass are hardly noticed. Many houses in the area are over looked by more than one neighbour. Casa Candia is not surrounded by over looking properties, and one can sit in the garden in peace and quiet, with a fantastic view and without being observed.

The indoor pool has proved not only to be beneficial out of season, but also in the summer months. In the winter months the pool water, can be heated and there are also radiators. In the summer the glass doors can be opened giving pool full access to patio and garden.

In the summer the sun can be very hot in Spain, but having an indoor pool allows children to play for hours without any worries of sun burn.

For security, all glass doors have sliding metal gates, which can be opened fully, there are bars on the windows and the front door also has a metal gate. For guests who are renting Casa Candia, my agent Al Vent is also on hand to help with any emergencies to do with the house or otherwise. ( dentist or doctor etc. )

Guestbook comments from the owner

Sehr geehrter Herr Harrison,


es war sehr schön in Ihrem Haus! Der Familie hat alles sehr, sehr gut gefallen! Wir haben so viel mit dem tollen Ausblick und dem schönen Pool zu tun gehabt, dass wir viele andere Sachen kaum nutzen konnten. Tischtennis war gar nicht, auch wegen des Windes. Die Wii hab nur ich einmal zum Golfen ausprobiert, die Batterien in den Controlern sind alle und man muss die Batterien aus der Fernbedienung etwa des Fernsehers einsetzen! Alles schön und für uns eine ganz tolle Erfahrung. Nochmals Danke!


Wir überlegen gerade, ob wir in den Herbstferien die Sache nochmal wiederholen sollen. Wir würden aber fliegen wollen. Wenn das alles zu machen ist, melde ich mich wieder bei Ihnen!


Bis dann und herzliche Grüße aus Berlin,


Apr 2011
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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday villa in Calonge in El Baix Empordà

Property Type:
  • villa (detached)
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 1668 sq. ft.
  • 2 stories
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 16:00 / Check-out: 10:00
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
Location Type:
  • near the sea
  • rural
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Activities Guide
  • Alarm Clock
  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Safe
  • Sunbed
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Free Wifi
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • 1 Separate WC
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath with Shower , Bidet , ensuite
    Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Bath with Shower , toilet with bath, seperate wash basin
    Bathroom 3 - Toilet , downstairs WC wash basin
    Room 4 - shower by the pool
  • The washing machine is in the second bathroom.
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 2 Single Bed , ensuite and glass doors opening onto large terrace
    Bedroom 2 - 2 Single Bed , balcony
    Bedroom 3 - 2 Single Bed , balcony
  • The single beds are arranged together as double beds, but one can separate them to use them as singles. Brackets for the beds + double mattress covers for the mattresses are provided to keep the two beds and mattresses together, should you want a double bed. There is another door leading from the bedroom with the ensuite bathroom to another smaller terrace facing south east, which is wonderful for the evening sun. There is a small safe in the built in wardrobe of the first bedroom. Please do not smoke in the bedrooms. TV for videos in the ensuite bedroom. Ipod docks in all bedrooms and lounge. Ventilators for the summer. Mosquito nets can be provided. There is also an electric ( battery powered ) Mosquito swatter.
  • Audio Tape Player
  • Books
  • Books - Fiction / Non-fiction
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Games for Kids
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Video Player
  • Video Games
  • Video Library
  • Balcony
  • Terrace
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Patio
  • Veranda
  • Terrace
  • 10 garden chairs
  • 8 deck chairs
  • Low Allergen Environment
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
Pool / Spa:
  • Heated Pool
  • Indoor Pool
  • Private Pool
  • bay
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • forests
  • marina
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • water parks
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • horse riding
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • golf pass optional
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • mountain biking
  • paragliding
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • diving
  • snorkelling
  • bay fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
TV programmes in English - German - French & Spanish Ventilators for all rooms. Wii Nintendo play station + games & sports. Internet is WiFi, and is very reliable. Ipod docks in 4 rooms. Pingpong. A variety of Guide books. The INDOOR SWIMMING POOL has also become very popular in summer. The pool faces south and collects the sun during the day. The large glass doors slide open enabling one to move freely in and out: This is excellent for children who can swim all day without worrying about the ever increasing dangers of having too much sun. The doors open onto a patio and lawn where there is more than ample space for 6 people to enjoy lying in the sun, or the shade under one of the palm trees. The pool is of course heated for guests during the months from October to mid-June. There are several barbecues /grills they are kept in the garage, and can be used outside where ever you wish, provided all safety precautions are consider


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average rating of 4.92 based on 27 reviews

Wonderful house in great location!

  • 5 of 5

This is a brilliant holiday house; spacious, clean and very well-equipped. The pool is fantastic and, being indoors, can be used whatever the weather - it certainly kept our kids entertained. We also made good use of the table tennis table. There are lots of beautiful beaches and coves within very easy reach of the house. All in all a perfect holiday house for us!

  • Review Submitted: 18-Aug-2017
  • Date of Stay: July 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Great villa in a great location

  • 5 of 5

Great villa, plenty of space in a lovely quiet location with terrific views over Palamos and the coast. The heated pool was a nice feature and would certainly suit those with families, (where you are looking to keep children out of the sun) or the cooler months of the year. There are extensive gardens around the villa with a variety of colourful plants and we thoroughly enjoyed our time here.

  • Review Submitted: 24-Jun-2016
  • Date of Stay: June 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Maison de vacances parfaite

  • 5 of 5

We are back from Spain, and the holiday was very successful : the garden is beautiful, the house is very comfortable, the wifi worked perfectly, and the pool is fantastic with a perfect temperature. Even the weather was at the rendezvous, hard to ask for more.

Thanks again.


  • Review Submitted: 20-May-2016
  • Date of Stay: May 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Une villa accueillante et bien équipée

  • 5 of 5

Excellent séjour. Les points forts sont:

La piscine intérieure, chauffée et bien située;

Un équipement complet;

Un très beau point de vue.

Un très bon accueil du personnel de l'agence.

Le seul point faible est la rampe d'accès au parking, très difficile à négocier.

  • Review Submitted: 14-May-2016
  • Date of Stay: March 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for writing a review. We are happy you enjoyed your holiday. Many of the driveways in the area are steep: and over the years we have only had a couple of people who have commented about the access to the parking. All types of car from the smaller range of car to Range Rovers have managed the driveway without a problem. The parking space at the top also has plenty of space in which to turn around and the car or cars are safe and hidden from the road.
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Beautiful villa with stunning views

  • 5 of 5

We love this villa and have stayed there several times. It is a real 'home from home', comfortable, clean, spacious and well equipped. The larger than average indoor pool is perfect for families, providing sun protection throughout the day. The garden is pretty and well maintained with interesting flowers at different times of the year. Three generations of our family, including a toddler, enjoyed this year's holiday; there is enough space and privacy for everyone. Nearby Calonge is a delightful Mediaeval village and Sant Antoni on the coast is a great family resort, friendly and not too crowded.

  • Review Submitted: 10-Oct-2013
  • Date of Stay: July 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
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August 2013

  • 5 of 5

Have just returned from a wonderful week in Casa Candia. The description given was both detailed and accurate. The owner was very helpful and efficient throughout the whole process of enquiry to returning the bond after the holiday.

The instructions from Barcelona airport to the agents office were extremely clean. The agents were really friendly and helpful, and drove us to the villa from their office.

The property was very spacious and clean. It was extremely well maintained. There were lots of home essentials and comforts which made a difference to the stay. We absolutely loved the fact that the pool was indoors as it meant we didn't have to fish out any bugs! Apart from swimming in the pool and soaking up the sunshine in the beautiful garden, there was plenty to do inside such as the Wii and British TV! Would definitely recommend this property.

There are plenty of supermarkets around and we managed to get almost everything we needed (was difficult for the vegetarians in our party!).

We loved Sant Antoni, the beach, restaurants and shops were great. We also loved the beach at Tossa De Mar. We went to Girona which has a beautiful Cathederal and lots of shops. We loved the little town of Peratallada with its little winding streets and shops. There was much more to do and see but we couldn't do it all in a week! Fantastic holiday, highly recommended.

  • Review Submitted: 19-Aug-2013
  • Date of Stay: August 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
40 Kilometres
Nearest Ferry
100 Kilometres
Nearest Train
30 Kilometres
Caldes de Malavella
Nearest Motorway
40 Kilometres
Car: necessary

Vizcondado de Cabanyes is a private urbanisation set in the beautiful evergreen Gavarres hills, which lie between the old fishing town of Palamos and the seaside resort Playa d'Aro. Cabanyes is about 4 kms inland from Sant Antonio, near the medieval village of Calonge.The nearest shops are in Calonge 2kms. Nearest beach is at Sant Antonio. The nearest airports are Girona / Ryanair,Barcelona / Easyjet, & Perpignan. The coastline varies from picturesque secluded coves to long stretches of clean sandy beach.There are many good restaurants, and there are plenty of things to do, all kinds of sporting activities, and many interesting towns and villages to visit. In the summer there are various music festivals, and Barcelona is also only a one and half hour's drive. There is a very good tourist office in Sant Antonio on the main road opposite our agent.

Otherwise just relax at home, in front of the pool or on the terrace, enjoy a glass of Cava (Spanish Champagne ) and admire the view.

Other Activities: motorboat, go-carting, mini-golf, crazy-golf, jetskiing, waterpark with waterslides, snorkling.


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday villa in Calonge, Costa Brava

Rental Basis:
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
Mid Season
2 Jun 2018 - 29 Jun 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
High Season
30 Jun 2018 - 31 Aug 2018
6 night minimum stay
for 6 nights
Mid Season
1 Sep 2018 - 26 Oct 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
My Standard Rate
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Refundable Damage Deposit £263.95

The pool is heated from October 1. to June 15. to 28° : the pool is not heated during the summer months except in exceptional weather conditions. A reduction of one 150 Eurso will be made if heating is not required during the months of October to June. Changeover day is Saturday: again in the winter it might be possible to be flexible, depending on the number of bookings.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.
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