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Cadaques house with magnificent terrace - 7-12 july offer

People6
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms2
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 4 nights
Popular Features
  • Fireplace
  • Washing Machine
  • Parking

Overview

About the property

Location: 5 min Beach and town. Old Stone house

The house is a traditional Catalan house with thick stone walls, an arch in the downstairs reception, wood beams, tiled floors and ceilings and a large traditional Catalan (French) style fireplace. It has a cloistered patio which leads off the second floor and behind it and above the height of the second floor roof there is a large terrace with a marble topped table and commanding view of the church and the sea.


Owner
Julia Parr
Member since: 2010
Speaks English, French, German, Spanish, Swedish
Calendar last updated:
17 July, 2017

About Julia Parr

The house is where I grew up. My parents restored it in the early 1970's taking care to restore it as a Cartalan fishing cottage and not make it into a villa. I am a writer - not yet successful - and live in London. I always spend some time in Cadaques but like the house to be used when I am not there so I rent it out as a holiday let. it has been host to many friends who call it Casa Secreta and to many guests who have left a guest book full of fond memories. Its a special house full of paintings and sculptures from all over the world.

Julia Parr purchased this house in 1970

Why Julia Parr chose Cabo de Creus

My parents bought the house when I was twelve. At the time we were living in Bangladesh which was then East Pakistan. My parents knew they wanted to retire to Europe but did not know where. So they started out in a rental car - with me in the back - and drove from Madrid all the way to Yugoslavia but failed to find anything in France or Italy or Yugoslavia. They had given up when we drove back via the coast road to Spain and late at night encountered a sign Cadaques five and Rosas 7. Rosas took us back to Barcelona but Cadaques was five and Rosas was 7. We chose Cadaques and my parents awoke in their Paradise. So they bought a ruin and restored it.

What makes this house unique

The house is in a perfect location being just in the town and yet five minutes away from the beach Salvador Dali used as a child and his childhood home. The house he lived in thru his adult life is 20 mins away at Port Lhighat and his disused studio - derelict and not open to the public - is at the end of my street. Five mins will take you to the village, the church or the beach. And two mins will take you to the towns health clinic and one min will bring you to a shop for organic and health foods.

Many festivals including San Juan Day when I always offer a special Offer: In Catalunya a great deal of emphasis is placed on the Summer Solstice - the shortest night of the year. It is a public holiday renowned for the electric atmosphere in the air and the crazy parties that take place. If you are in Barcelona during this period there is no way that you will miss the date - fires in the streets and the constant crack of fireworks will make sure of that!

Start of celebrations date: 23 June

Actual feast date: 24 June

Guestbook comments from the owner

People have said the house is like an old vicarage, that I should change nothing, that it is magical, original, spacious and allows for a great deal of privacy.

Lori91(Bemus Point, NY)

Date of Stay: 07/21/07 Review Submitted: 07/21/07



Our family of 5 adults rented this home in January; it is our all time favorite rental and vacation spot.The spaciousness of the home allowed us to have private time from each other as well as room to invite newly met friends for dinner.Close to everything beach, shopping, restaurants,parks. All modern convenieces in a period home-you will love it winter or summer



Ash Kotak(London)

Date of Stay: 07/20/07 Review Submitted: 07/20/07



I have stayed in this charming house a number of times. It has two beautiful terraces and wonderful views. Waking up tot he sea and gorgeous bay just near the old church is an invigorating start to the day. Would highly recommend it for all the family. The house is old and original and is quietly situated between the
Feb 2010
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Facilities

Accommodation and facilities for this holiday house in Cadaqués in Cadaqués

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Self-catering
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM / Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • pets considered ...
Location Type:
  • beach
  • near the sea
  • village
General:
  • Fireplace ...
  • Heating
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen ...
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
    Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
  • Downstairs bathroom has heater. bath with shower handle. Upstairs has shower. Both simple and utilitarian.
Bedrooms:
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 6 (3 Bedrooms) Notes on bedrooms: Bedroom 1 with decorative fireplace, corner sink with a blue and white tile surround, small terrace. Bedroom 2 with twin beds and a view of the church. Bedroom 3 (downstairs) with double bed or singles.
Entertainment:
  • Books ...
  • Games ...
  • Toys ...
Outside:
  • Golf ...
  • Ski & Snowboard ...
Attractions:
  • bay
  • caves
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • marina
  • museums
  • recreation centre
  • water parks
  • waterfalls
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • gambling casinos
  • horse riding
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • hiking
  • mountain climbing
  • sailing
  • diving
  • snorkelling
  • bay fishing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing
Notes:
Notes on accommodation: Suitable for children from 8 years and younger children if the parents are prepared to supervise responsibly as the terrace is high and the steps steep. Suitable for most pets but by agreement with the owner at the time of booking. Outside: There is a terrace which has a sink and a BBQ. There is a patio which is well planted with herbs and flowers. It is suitable for children but only with adult supervision as there are stairs and the surfaces are hard stone and tile and the terrace is high. Utility Room: Downstairs bathroom has a washing machine and a dryer. Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: Renee provides the towels and linen and charges 10 euros for s set of sheets per person and six for a set of towels. Other: Upstairs reception has crystal chandeliers and a rajastani tapestry.

Reviews

Location

Special interest holidays:

Renee can arrange a tour ( for an agreed price ) of a number of art galleries, or to Figueras where is Dali's museum or the Monastery of San pere de la Roda is 10 miles or Cap de Crues is 15 mins by car ( an hour on foot). Spanish lessons can be organised and there is a homeopathic doctor who is available for consultation if you speak to Renee. Renee is a font of knowledge re Cadaques and will be a wonderful resource throughout your stay. And she can point you towards walks -- to the lighthouse at Cebolla beach or from Cap de Creus into town or even all the way to Port de la Selva. or straight up the mountain to where the town celebrates San Sebastian in the winter ( january 20 )

Coast/Beach:

There are beaches very close where one go for a quick dip in the morning. Beaches at Cap de Creus the famous national park are a 15 minute drive. Lovely remote beaches are easily walked to in 15. The near one( 5 mins) is sandy but tiny. Mostly one swims off rocks in secret coves discovered hiding on either side of the town. And real sandy beaches can be found in near by Rosas along with a water sports park and a municipal swimming pool.

Travel:

Girona-Barcelona is 55 miles/75 min drive. Perpignan is nearly the same. Barcelona main airport is 80 miles /there is a direct bus from Barcelona airport to Figueras where its easy to get another direct bus to Cadaques. From Girona airport there is a shuttle to the Girona train station and from there one can get a direct bus to Cadaques. Sarfa is the company. Its possible to arrange with Renee ( for a fee to be negotiated with her) to be picked up at any of these airports.

Distances:

There are many interesting places all within a few hours drive. San Pere de la Roda is a ruin but was a monastery (10 miles), the Greek ruins of Ampurias are maybe 15 miles away, the Dali museum is 20 miles away and his house is a ten minute drive. Pubol is near Girona ( about 75 mins) where Dali hand-painted a castle for his wife, Gala. Barcelona is 80 miles by car.. Castello has a cathedral despite its size, there is a casino at Perelada and wine tasting is near! Pot factories in Bisbal.

Further Details:

There are many lovely restaurants in Cadaques including Casa Nun and Casa Anita and the very famous El Bullli which is half way between Cadaques and Rosas. And there is a great aquasports near Rosas and next to it a go-cart run.

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Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday house in Cadaqués, Alt Emporda

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
EUR
Convert Currency
Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
 
august
1 Aug 2017 - 27 Aug 2017
2 night minimum stay
£230
for 2 nights
From
£115
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add £22 per night, per additional guest
 
September
28 Aug 2017 - 30 Sep 2017
4 night minimum stay
£425
for 4 nights
From
£106
£743
 
 
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
£520
for 3 nights
From
£173
 

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Refundable Damage Deposit £265.49

Booking Notes:
I ask for one third the total rent to be paid at the time of the booking and the rest paid either six weeks in advance of arrival or by arrangement directly to Renee when you arrive in Cadaques. Cleaning included but there is a 300 euro damage/key deposit which is given to Renee and she returns at the end of the stay.Also, sheets and towels per person 16 euros for a set of each or 10 for sheets per person an I send a booking form with all the terms and conditions made clear. If a booking is made before Feb 6, 2011 I discount the price by 100 euros. after the first two guests - I charge 25 euros per extra guest up to six guests. No more than six people can be resident in the house.

Changeover Day:
Saturday to Saturday weekly rentals with the changeover day on Saturday. Arrive at four and leave by 11 am unless an alternative arrangement is made with Renee.

Notes on prices:
There are special offers from time to time -- current for February/ March 375 including cleaning.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • Cancelled bookings will not receive a refund.
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