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Spacious 3 bedroom villa in quiet residential area with private pool and gardens

Bedrooms 3
Space 1,022 sq ft
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 7 nights
Popular Features
  • Barbecue
  • Free Wifi
  • Washing Machine
  • Private Pool
  • Parking


About the property

Well maintained villa, south facing with full sun all day.

Gardenia our 3 bedroom villa with private pool is set in secluded gardens, gated and secure for children with off road parking. Situated in the old fishing port of L'Escala in a quiet residential area, ideal for families or couples seeking relaxation. Our villa has a comfortable lounge, diner with doors that lead to the front patio, pool and terrace. Satellite and all UK TV channels, HDMI DVD, sports, news, films etc with fast FREE Wi-fi all included in the price. A modern fully equipped kitchen, master bedroom a second double bedroom, a third bedroom with twin beds and a family bathroom compliments our villa. The pool has LED lighting where you can enjoy swimming under the stars at night, an outside solar shower, a large patio area with garden furniture, parasols, sun loungers and a BBQ terrace with a naya for dining al fresco. The south facing aspect of our villa allows for full sun all day with beautiful sunsets whilst relaxing on the terraces or in the swimming pool on summer days or evenings.

Susan & Peter
Member since: 2004
Speaks English
Calendar last updated:
25 May, 2018

About Susan & Peter

The old fishing port of L' Escala and the surrounding area is our idea of a perfect holiday! If you would like any more information on our villa or the local area please just ask when booking, we will be more than happy to assist.

Why Susan & Peter chose L'Escala

We love the Costa Brava for its many coves and sandy beaches, ease of access, the fantastic climate, scenery, mountain and coastal views make it like paradise on earth!

Guestbook comments from the owner

It's lovely to come back after two years and find everything as perfect as we remember. We spent many a lazy day on the numerous beaches around the area and hours of snorkelling in the crystal ocean. Trisa, Mike and family..August 2014

We've had a lovely relaxing break here in L'Escala. The villa is great, everything we needed. Daniel would like to take the pool home with him. Alison Simon and family..May 2014

Thank you for letting us use your lovely villa for our holiday. We had a brilliant time and hopefully will be back next year! The villa was perfect for everything we needed and the pool was a bonus in the lovely weather Jenny, Ben and family..July 2014

On behalf of my family I am writing this to let you know we have had a wonderful week here in villa Gardenia. The villa is lovely and very well equipped. Going home with some wonderful memories and will return one day. Steve and family...September 2014
Feb 2004
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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday villa in L'Escala in L'Escala

Property Type:
  • villa
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 1022 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: Flexible
  • /
  • Check-out: Flexible
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets considered ...
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • beach
  • near the sea
  • resort
  • village
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Free Wifi
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath with Shower
  • The bathroom is fully tiled with heated towel rail, a bath, shower and toilet.
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Double Bed , 1 Cot
    Bedroom 2 - 1 Double Bed
    Bedroom 3 - 2 Single Bed
  • All bedrooms have black out roller blinds at the windows.
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Terrace
  • Golf ...
  • Garden ...
  • Barbecue ...
  • Veranda
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
Pool / Spa:
  • Private Pool ...
  • bay
  • churches
  • duty free shops
  • marina
  • naturist beach
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • horse riding
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • mountain biking
  • paragliding
  • sailing
  • diving
  • snorkelling
  • bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
Change over days are flexible, depending on availability. Arrival from 1600 hrs and check out by 1000 hrs, this can be flexible subject to existing bookings taken. We have a helpful English couple living nearby who look after our villa, with their local knowledge of best places to go, to help you enjoy your holiday. The pool is maintained weekly and our villa is cleaned for your arrival, together with fresh bed linen and house towels.


Very Good! 4.2/5 -
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Spacious 3 bedroom villa in quiet residential area with private pool and gardens
average rating of 4.2222223 based on 10 reviews

A lovely villa in a beautiful part of Spain

  • 4 of 5

This was a easy villa to stay in. It was spotlessly clean, the beds were very comfortable and the kitchen was well set up.

The best thing for our family was the pool - the kids loved it and it was great to have it available whenever we wanted it. The pool was super clean and maintained. All in all - a very relaxing stay. Well recommended.

Dali's house in Port Lligat was a real gem. Girona was well worth a visit. Aqua Brava (water park) in Roses was excellent. 30 euros pp is a lot but excellent value if you stay all day.

Food in L'Escala was fine but we particularly enjoyed El Dynamic for tapas in Figueres and Rocambolesc Gelateria for ice cream in Girona.

This part of Spain was beautiful. We would definitely go back.

  • Review Submitted: 26-Sep-2017
  • Date of Stay: August 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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A wonderful villa with pool in a L'Escala

  • 5 of 5

We had a wonderful relaxing holiday. the pool was adequate for our needs and the villa was full of all the things you would need for your holiday. Where the villa was situated it was quite so added to our relaxation. We did have problems finding our way back from the supermarket but this wasn't a problem thanks to google maps and by the second week had the route down to near perfect. The villa was clean and well maintained as was the grounds as well. We had a great time and would in the future book to go again. Thank you to the owners who were always on hand before the holiday and while we were there.

  • Review Submitted: 29-Jul-2017
  • Date of Stay: July 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your lovely review. It was a pleasure to have you as our quest's and we look forward to welcoming you back for your next holiday.
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Lovely stay at L'Escala

  • 4 of 5

We had a lovely relaxing stay in L'Escala. The Villa itself was immaculate with everything there we needed. The pool was fabulous it was cleaned and well maintained. The local beaches were great our favourite beach was San Marti. L'Escala was just a short distance away by car and their was lots of nice resturants there. We would recommend this villa and look forward to visiting again. Going home with some wonderful memories.

  • Review Submitted: 21-Oct-2016
  • Date of Stay: September 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for your lovely review. We always beginning and end of season do vital maintenance and updates to our villa to make our guest's such as yourself, have an enjoyable holiday. Regards Peter and Susan
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Pretty property in quiet area, sechluded, private with small pool.

  • 3 of 5

The property is pretty, clean and in a quiet area, walled off so completely private. A walk of about 25 minutes to the nearest shops and half and hour to nearest beach. The pool is well tended, with someone coming in each day, however it is very small, only 7 strokes from end to end. The picture makes it look bigger. There is a caretaker you can call, who is extremely kind and helpful. The Sky tv hadn't been paid for, so we could only get a few free channels like the news. The house very much needs several things to be renewed. The fridge was iced up, with a massive block of ice at the back, it didn't work properly and has needed replacing for some time. Likewise the bedlinen which is rough and old, the mattresses, where you can feel the springs in one of them and the cooker, which only has one working shelf. The other one falls down with anything heavier than bread, but when we put bread on it to bake, it burnt the underside black after a few minutes. The gas barbeque is corroded where the flames come out, so the flames burn the food at the centre and don't cook it at the outer areas. I hate to say anything negative, the owners were very efficient and helpful when we booked, but didn't give any sense that they would replace the fridge, once we said it wasn't working, even when we said we didn't think it was safe and may not keep our food cold in the heat. A maintenance man came to mend the loo seat, which was broken when we arrived, a bolt was missing, so it swung to one side dangerously when sat on and he said the fridge was broken, the gas couldn't circulate and it should be replaced. He had to order the bolt, so it never got fixed in the 2 weeks we were there. I would recommend the property as long as these things were rectified first. I've given it 3 stars on the understanding that things got replaced that were past their best, or broken.

We hired kayaks at L'Estartit and kayaked to some islands where we snorkelled, walked up a small mountain to castell montgri, amazing views, had a day at waterworld, amazing, book online it's cheaper and has special offers, go-Karting at L'escala, great fun, all the beaches are great. Hire bikes at tourist info and cycle on the bike tracks along the coast. Had tapas on the coast in the Old Town, bought and tasted wine at a wine shop in the old town too. Tourist info very helpful

  • Review Submitted: 15-Sep-2016
  • Date of Stay: August 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: After such glowing previous reviews, I was surprised to read your review as we heard nothing from you whilst at our villa. Regarding the bed, a previous guest had turned the mattress over and the memory foam was underneath. All the linen has been replaced. It is not possible to obtain Sky UK TV channels via a satellite dish in many parts of Spain now, including L' Escala. You can now view all your UK TV channels, news, sports, films via a fast internet connection to the new smart TV we have installed. We have since found out no engineer called regarding the fridge and that the fridge iced up because you set the fridge to the max setting, was you trying to use the fridge as a freezer? Our previous guest broke the toilet seat but that was fixed before you left. Not many guest bake cakes while on holiday in August but we will replace the oven and BBQ if necessary. The pool size for the patio area and garden we feel is correct with dimensions given on the website. Thank you for your feed back.
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Fabulous villa with pool; quietly situated.

  • 5 of 5

We spent a week in August at Villa Gardenia and thoroughly enjoyed our stay there.

The pool was fantastic and as we have 2 young children (3 and 6) it was the perfect size for us to splash about in - much needed when the mercury is pushing 33 degrees.

It's worth having a rental car as you are situated a short car journey from the beach at Riels.

There are tons of places to visit nearby. One big recommendation is to take a trip inland to Banyoles and have a swim in the lake. Fabulous.

All in all I would highly recommend Villa Gardenia.

Chris Alavoine.

  • Review Submitted: 30-Aug-2016
  • Date of Stay: August 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks Chris for your kind review.
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Sizeable well stocked and furnished villa with a lovely pool in a very pleasant area

  • 5 of 5

Everything you need for a lovely holiday is provided with the property, the pool is cleaned and maintained most mornings, clean bed linen and towels are provided and there is a washing machine if you need to refresh them, there is sky TV (although we didn't use it) and a dvd player which we did use to keep the kids amused in the evenings. There is constant hot water and the shower is very good, the kitchen is well stocked with all that you need to cook and eat in if you want, the beaches are lovely, night life in L'escala is excellent, loads of restaurants, bars and shopping, what more can I say? we had a fantastic time and would definitely recommend staying here, the only down side for us was, because the daily temperature never got below 35 degrees we never wanted to walk far so, it was a drive to everywhere we went, shopping, the beach, a bar or restaurant, none are in easy walking distance in the heat, but it never spoiled our holiday

  • Review Submitted: 18-Aug-2016
  • Date of Stay: July 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
40 Kilometres
Nearest Barpub
0.5 Kilometres
Nearest Ferry
140 Kilometres
Nearest Train
13 Kilometres
Sant Miguel de Fluvia
Nearest Motorway
10 Kilometres
Nearest Restaurant
1 Kilometres
Nearest Beach
1.5 Kilometres
Car: recommended

Our villa is nearby to the famous ruins of Empuriés along the coast, two complete towns, one Greek, one Roman, where you can wander through ancient times. The beautiful beaches below the ruins are a perfect place to relax after a morning exploration. You could also walk along the board walk to the tiny medieval hamlet Sañt Marti for lunch in the square over looking the sea.

Visit Figueres where the Dali Museum is located, Barcelona the capital of Catalonia, and Geroña the medieval walled city is a worthy day trip from our villa. As an antidote to cultural overload, why not visit the Aqua Brava water park on the outskirts of Roses. On our visits we have found it clean and a carefully landscaped theme park with plenty to do throughout the day for all age groups. Another suggestion, spend a day on the Dali Trail driving along breathtaking mountain roads, through the pretty town of Cadaques and on to the coast road around the artist former home at Port Lligat all within easy reach from our villa. There are many hidden coves and much more to enjoy, all of this information will be gladly shared with you.


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday villa in L'Escala, Costa Brava

Rental Basis:
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
28 Apr 2018 - 1 Jun 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
2 Jun 2018 - 29 Jun 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
July first weeks
30 Jun 2018 - 13 Jul 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
14 Jul 2018 - 3 Aug 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
4 Aug 2018 - 24 Aug 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
August last week
25 Aug 2018 - 31 Aug 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
September first weeks
1 Sep 2018 - 7 Sep 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
8 Sep 2018 - 28 Sep 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
29 Sep 2018 - 28 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 £200

We accept HomeAway's online bookings and payments, so if it's convenient for you to use the HomeAway system to book and pay for your stay by VISA then by all means do so. Please note that if you choose to use HomeAway's online bookings and payments, HomeAway will charge you a 'Traveller Service Fee'. This fee is added to our rental rate when you request a quote/book, and is payable to HomeAway (to cover their marketing, service, and 'Book With Confidence Guarantee'). This additional fee will be between 6% and 8% of the total rental. Alternatively feel free to contact us using the 'Ask Owner a Question' blue hyperlink to the right under 'Request to Book' link.
Included in the price, the pool is maintained weekly and our villa is cleaned for your arrival, together with fresh bed linen and house towels with no additional costs for Wi-fi.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • Cancelled bookings will not receive a refund.
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