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4 Bedroom, 4 Bathroom Villa Walking Distance to Sa Riera Bay

People9
Bedrooms 4
Bathrooms4
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 5 - 7 nights
Popular Features
  • Barbecue
  • Washing Machine
  • Private Pool
  • Internet
  • Parking

Overview

About the property

Spacious Villa, Peaceful Location, Private Parking and Private Pool

Com Casa Nostra, is contemporary, light and spacious with an open plan ground floor which is perfect for a group to mingle and enjoy pre dinner drinks and food preparation. This detached villa enjoys one of the most sought after locations on the Costa Brava and sleeps up to 9 people comfortably in 4 bedrooms, all en suite. The villa is situated in a quiet location with private parking for two cars, set in a commanding hillside location, planted with flowering bougainvillea and oleander, lemon and fig trees. It provides wonderful views over the surrounding valley, with a glimpse of the sea from the terrace. A short 5-6 minute walk takes you to the unspoilt, sandy bay and restaurants of Sa Riera via hillside steps or quiet road - it's even quicker by car! It is uphill on the way back so allow ten minutes on foot, but the less mobile would need to drive. Just 5 minutes drive to Begur, a delightful, unspoilt medieval town with many restaurants, banks, church and a weekly market. It is an easy drive to Pals, Calella de Palafrugell, Tamariu and Llafranc. Fly to Gerona, Perpignan or Barcelona. Nearby attractions for adults and children including waterparks, diving, snorkelling, tennis, golf and horse riding.


Owner
Victoria Opie
Member since: 2004
Speaks English, French, German, Spanish
Calendar last updated:
10 August, 2017

About Victoria Opie

We are a couple with three adult children and one grandson. We live in Hampshire and my husband is co-owner of a small research company. We don't spend as much time as we would like at the house but do manage a few weeks a year to enjoy the fruits of our labour and to do the necessary updating and equipping to ensure the villa lives up to its name "Home from Home".

Victoria Opie purchased this villa in 2004

Why Victoria Opie chose Baix Emporda

We purchased the plot of land at Sa Riera in 2003 and had our house built the following year. I knew the area well having rented holiday accommodation since 1997. We love the peaceful atmosphere of Begur in the Autumn and Spring and the bustling, lively atmosphere in the Summer when the restaurants come alive and the square in Begur is busy with visitors. We really can't think what more you could want for a perfect family holiday location.

What makes this villa unique

What is so wonderful about Com Casa Nostra (Catalan for Home from Home) is that it is in the most wonderfully tranquil setting yet only five minutes from Begur and the beach so you really don't have to travel far for anything. We designed the house with our own family in mind obviously and with three children of our own we felt we understood what families required from a holiday rental. Now they are grown the house is also well suited to groups of adults demanding a little more privacy. We believe we have created both communal space and privacy - hence the airy, double height living area and four good sized bedrooms, all with en-suites.

Guestbook comments from the owner

'One of the best equipped villas we have stayed in. Your villa ticks all the boxes'



'The villa had everything and more that we needed for a perfect holiday.'



'What a fabulous area and wonderful accommodation, the children loved the pool and being able to walk to the beach. We will return.'



"The family were amazed at the lovely pool and grounds. You have certainly thought of everything, the best villa we have stayed in and it made my husband's special birthday really special"



The villa was excellent with all the facilities and amenities we required and all in excellent condition.



We are very happy with the villa and having a lovely time - emailed from villa by client June 2013
Nov 2004
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Facilities

Accommodation and facilities for this holiday villa in Begur in El Baix Empordà

Property Type:
  • villa
Meals:
  • Self-catering
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 15:00 / Check-out: 10:00
  • Max. occupancy: 9
  • children welcome ...
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • beach
  • near the sea
  • village
Theme:
  • Family
General:
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Wood Stove
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Hob ...
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
Bathrooms:
  • 4 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath with Shower
    Shower room 1 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
    Shower room 3 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
    Shower room 2 - Toilet , Bath with Shower
  • En-suite shower room to Bedroom 1 with double shower, wc and basin. En-suite bathroom to Bedroom 2 with bath/shower,w.c, basin. En suite shower room to Bedroom 3 with shower, wc and basin. En suite shower room to Bedroom 4 with shower, wc and basin.
Bedrooms:
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 9
  • Bedroom 3 - 2 Single Bed
    Bedroom 4 - 2 Single Bed
    Bedroom 1 - 1 Large Double Bed
    Bedroom 2 - 1 Large Double Bed
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 9 (4 Bedrooms) Notes on bedrooms: All four bedrooms have fitted wardrobes, comfortable mattresses and and ceiling fans. Bedroom 1- 150 cm bed access to side terrace Bedroom 2- 90cm twin beds, overlooking pool Bedroom 3- 150cm double bed, access to garden terrace Bedroom 4- 90cm twin beds, access to garden terrace
Entertainment:
  • DVD Player ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
Outside:
  • Terrace ...
  • Golf ...
  • Garden ...
  • Barbecue ...
  • Ski & Snowboard ...
Suitability:
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Private Pool ...
Attractions:
  • bay
  • botanical garden
  • forests
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • water parks
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • horse riding
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • golf
  • hiking
  • sailing
  • diving
  • snorkelling
  • bay fishing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
Notes:
Notes on accommodation: The villa is very spacious and suitable for two families with either teenagers or younger children or a group of adults. Plenty of space, four bedroom suites, to ensure a level of independence in a large group. It's a thoughtfully planned, well-equipped property, visited regularly by the owners, to ensure that everything is available for a successful holiday. The villa's proximity to the beach makes it very desirable in the busy summer months as there is no need to drive. Ideal for older children who wish to make their own way to the beach. We have free and fast wireless internet at the villa. Outside: The garden with abundant bougainvillea, many oleanders and cacti, magnolia, fig and lemon trees offers an attractive outlook from the terraces which run the entire width of the property on two levels but not accessed from the house. There is a covered dining area with a large table to seat 8-10 people comfortably. There is a good size barbecue and private pool (approx. 8m x 4m) with sun loungers plus chairs. We also have an ample open-sided outdoor room offering shade and views over the pool and pine-clad valley towards Sa Riera. The villa is situated in a private road serving just five properties so with little traffic and beautiful hillside views, it's a most peaceful and relaxing location. There is private off-road parking for two cars. Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: Towels and linen included. Beach towels included in rental cost. Villa cleaned on arrival and departure. Extra linen or extra cleaning may be arranged, (supplement). Other: Outside room with sofa, overlooking the pool, ideal "hang out" for teenagers or children to play out of the sun or to take an afternoon siesta.

Reviews

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4 Bedroom, 4 Bathroom Villa Walking Distance to Sa Riera Bay
average rating of 4.5882354 based on 18 reviews
5

Lovely house in Begur/Sa Riera

  • 5 of 5

Our family of 4 stayed here for a week. Victoria, the host, was extremely responsive during the booking process and during our stay. She took care of any requests we had quickly and in a very friendly manner.

The house is very comfortable, and is set up on 3 levels. There are 2 bedrooms (each with its own bathroom) downstairs; the kitchen/living area on the main level; and 2 bedrooms (again each with its own bathroom) up a half flight of steps. There are also balconies and a wonderful pool where we spent most of our time.

The beds were extremely comfortable.

We were there in mid June and the house did tend to get pretty warm, even with the fans on and windows open. We didn't need more than a sheet any night.

There are 398 (yes, we counted them) steps to take you down to Sa Riera beach; definitely a good workout for the calf muscles! We enjoyed the beach and the beach shack very much, and can also recommend the El Recr restaurant. There is also a great walking trail that we took to some of the adjacent beaches.

Begur and Pals are close by and both are well worth a visit. I definitely recommend having a car if you come to this area.

  • Review Submitted: Jun 21, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: I am so pleased you had such a great time. We love it when visitors enjoy the house as much as we do. Hope you can return one day.
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5

A great house, by numerous top beaches

  • 5 of 5

This is a great house, with loads of space for 8 adults and a baby. The outdoor areas are the real key to the property, with a lovely covered outdoor dining area and barbecue, and a pool area that catches the the sun all day.

The closest beach is easily reached by a number of steps that lead directly down to the beach (5-10 mins) and it's a great base beach. My tip, though, is to make sure you take in Callela which is about 20mins away and is a really stunning traditional Costa Bravan village and beach.

We had a fantastic time here and would really recommend it.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 25, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your review. I am pleased your stay was such a success.
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4

Lovely, clean and well equipped

  • 4 of 5

We had a great stay at Victoria's villa. I start with saying that the reason I chose this over other properties was her nice and quick email responses from my first inquiry. The villa was very well maintained, extremely well equipped and had plenty of space to share with 7 adults abd two kids. The area is quiet, close enough to the beach and with open views and partial ocean view. The only reason I am not giving 5 stars is becuase of the bedding that could use an upgrade.

  • Review Submitted: Jul 7, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your complimentary review and we are delighted the villa worked so well for you. I note your comments regarding the bedding and although it was new two years ago I will check it over when we are there next month.
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5

A holiday to remember

  • 5 of 5

We stayed at villa in September 2012, we were 6 adults. We spent a wonderful time there, using all the amenities the house can propose - pool, barbecue, open terrace dining and almost fully equiped kitchen.

Definately recommend to travellers. Car is essential.

And thanks to owners - it was our first house to rent on holidays, we'll never forget it and now we know an alternate way to spend vacations.

  • Review Submitted: May 24, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Apr 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you and I am delighted your stay was successful although it was September 2015 not 2012 !
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New York City, NY
5

Even better on the second visit!

  • 5 of 5

I had stayed at this property a few years ago and was so pleased to return this summer. The owners really care for the home, and there were noticeable improvements to the house. It was the perfect setting for week long vacation with my in-laws. The layout of the house and en-suite bathrooms made for a very comfortable stay for our group of adults. We spent our days in the pool and nights grilling on the barbecue. We made great use of the covered porch above the pool, which provided the perfect respite from the midday sun and place to read. What a peaceful and relaxing week we had in the beautiful Costa Brava! Counting the days until our next return!

  • Review Submitted: Sep 29, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: I am so pleased you enjoyed your stay with your family. As you remarked the house does have an annual overhaul to keep up the standard both we and our guests expect. We look forward to your next visit.
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Guildford, Surrey
5

Delightful villa and location

  • 5 of 5

We truly had a fantastic time at Com Casa Nostra, Sa Riera and enjoyed the many surrounding villages, coves and scenery. Having read the excellent reviews about this villa and write-ups about the surrounding area before we booked, everything lived up to our expectations and more.

Although there were only three of us, Com Casa Nostra was very spacious, airy and light but not so much so that it wasn’t homely. It was very refreshing to stay at a very clean, comfortable, well equipped and in excellent condition villa situated in an upmarket area, on a pineclad hillside, not overlooked by adjacent villas. We liked the plentiful outside areas too; areas with sunshine all day and shaded ones if you preferred to cool off.

We enjoyed the local beach and the walks along the coast to the adjacent beaches. The pathways were very safe and in good condition. We hired a car and particularly liked Calella de Palafrugell, Llfranc and Platja del Castell. There are plenty of restaurants and facilities close to these beaches and pleasant walks out to the headlands. It is worth a drive inland to places such as Monnels, Peratallada, not forgetting Pals to see the medieval villages and enjoy a coffee or lunch. In the evening we occasionally drove up to Begur with its lively square but where it was always easy to park and particularly enjoyed a meal at Can Nasi.

We would highly recommend this villa and surrounds. The owner provided us with all the information we required and the booking was very straight forward.

  • Review Submitted: Sep 12, 2014
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2014
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Location

Nearest Airport
60 Kilometres
Gerona
Nearest Beach
0.5 Kilometres
Sa Riera
Car: recommended

Coast/Beach:

Sa Riera, which is 5-7 mins walk, is one of the most picturesque beaches on the Costa Brava. It is a horseshoe, sandy bay, ideal for swimming and snorkelling, with three or four restaurants and a well stocked grocery shop (May-September). Other beaches at Pals (walkable from Sa Riera) and Sa Tuna under 10 mins by car and 15 minutes to Calella de Palafrugell and Llafranc.

Travel:

The nearest airport is Gerona which is approximately 45 minutes drive. Barcelona and Perpignan are approximately 90 minutes. From Le Havre (750 miles) and Calais (900 miles) allow 12-14 hours drive. Car hire is highly recommended although there is a very good taxi service.

Distances:

Gerona - 30 minutes. A lively, sophisticated city with tapas bars, museums, cathedral.

Barcelona - 75 minutes but a good train journey from Flaca station which is approximately 20 minutes.

Figueras - Dali museum, 50 mins.

Palafrugell - 15 minutes. Sunday market, fish market, cake shops, good quality clothes, linens, shoes and restaurants.

Medieval towns of Pals, Peratallada, Ullastret and the ruined fort at Torroella de Montgri.

Further Details:

A delightful area. Begur has retained its village atmosphere offering a range of small shops, restaurants and a weekly market and often outdoor entertainment in the main square in the summer. The views of the coastline and pine clad hills are breathtaking from Begur and the bay of Sa Riera resembles a picture postcard. Visitors to this area return year after year as it offers something for all age groups.

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Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday villa in Begur, Costa Brava

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
GBP
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
 
High Season
8 Jul 2017 - 1 Sep 2017
5 night minimum stay
£1,571
for 5 nights
£2,200
 
Notes: Rates are based on 8 guests; add £10 per night, per additional guest
 
Mid season
2 Sep 2017 - 15 Sep 2017
7 night minimum stay
£1,850
for 7 nights
£1,850
 
 
Low Season
16 Sep 2017 - 29 Sep 2017
5 night minimum stay
£975
for 5 nights
From
£195
£1,425
 
 
Rate 3
30 Sep 2017 - 27 Oct 2017
5 night minimum stay
£875
for 5 nights
From
£175
 

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Additional Guest Fee £10 per person per night
Damage Deposit £200

Booking Notes:
50% non-refundable deposit on booking and the balance paid 45 days prior to departure. £200 refundable guarantee. Keys/collection arrangements sent after balance is paid. Local agency on call. House manual in villa. Pool upkeep weekly.

Changeover Day:
Flexible changeover day to fit in with other bookings.

Notes on prices:
Prices for property per week in UK Pounds including linen, towels and beach towels. Prices based on 8 person occupancy. A ninth person can be comfortably accommodated at a supplement of £10 per night. Cot available at a supplement of £20 per week. High chair provided free of charge. Please email for discounts for smaller groups off season and last minute availability. Christmas/New Year £1500 per week.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • Cancelled bookings will not receive a refund.
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