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Luxury Villa With Infinity Pool, Several Terraces & Panoramic Mediterranean View

Overview

Property

Updated: 19-May-2015
Villa in Begur, Costa Brava, Spain - Peaceful Location Close To The Beach And An Historic Town

This is our holiday home on the best part of the Costa Brava. You can look forward to magnificent scenery, several stunning sandy beaches nearby with one 15 minutes walk away, and sea views from every room. Begur is 10 minutes drive from the villa, and is a stylish hilltop town with historic buildings, a cafe culture and wonderful restaurants. Within easy reach of Barcelona, Girona, skiing in the Pyrenees, the South of France, championship golf courses, historic medieval villages, an ancient Roman and Greek town on the sea, and Dali museums. When not using our villa we rent or exchange. For that reason it is maintained all year round by our local representative who can prepare for your stay including a welcome pack of groceries, meet you on arrival, show you around and how things work, provide weekly cleaning, fresh linen and make beds, and generally ensure your stay is a happy one. They know the area, speak English and can tell you about the many things to do and places to go.

  • Sleeps 14
  • 6 Bedrooms
  • 4 Bathrooms
  • Parking
  • Garden
  • Swimming pool
  • Barbecue
  • Internet
  • Dish washer
  • Washing machine

About the Owner

We are a family of three living in East Molesey, near Hampton Court Palace, about 30 minutes by train from London.

My wife Suzy is an actress, Terry is a retired IT sales director and is now designing gardens as a hobby, and our youngest daughter Bianca is training as a Montessori teacher. We seeking a non-simultaneous European swap in the 2014 school summer holiday.

My son lives in Sydney, is married with a very young son.

We have arranged swaps already to Sydney in 2015, but would be looking for a swap halfway for our extended family after that.

My eldest daughter is married with a young daughter and lives not far from us. They are seeking somewhere warm in USA or Italy over Christmas 2014/Easter 2015. We would like to arrange a swap for that not necessarily at the same time.

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Guestbook comments from the owner

"I just loved Villa Bianca in Begur Spain. Would highly recommend it as a fabulous destination for anyone. It would be particularly perfect in summer. The villa was absolutely stunning" Tilly Hegarty



“We loved Villa Bianca and had a wonderful holiday with our children and grandchildren. The villa was beautiful, well appointed and well cared for. Its situation was breathtaking (in both senses of the word, thinking of the steep hills in all directions!!!) with amazing views. It had every facility we could think of except Wi-Fi. We were already familiar with the area, having holidayed in Calella de Palafrugell several times, and we never tire of it. A. Zermansky, August 2010



“Thanks very much for a really lovely holiday. We had a wonderful time.” D. Reay, July 2010



"I just loved Villa Bianca in Begur Spain. Would highly recommend it as a fabulous destination for anyone. It would be particularly perfect in summer. The villa was absolutely stunning" Tilly Hegarty
Feb 2014
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Location

From the Owner

Its just a fabulous area where many people from Barcelona come for the weekends. The architecture in Begur is stunning and has a Cuban flavour. There are no high rise, many sandy beaches nearby, and fabulous food in great restaurants in stunning locations. Its Dali country and home to medieval villages. There is plenty to do. We all play tennis, I love snorkeling, we adore the coastal walks with stunning scenery, and the fabulous luxury spa in nearby Hotel Mas de Torrent. We built the villa ourselves and know lots of local people. We often meet them in Begur at Hotel/Restaurant AiguaClara or a cafe in the square by the church below the castle. Suzy and Bianca love to shop in the boutiques in Begur. While I have a beer in one of the many cafe's, bars or restaurants in the town

Activity and Interests

Coast/Beach:

There are NINE nearby sandy beaches. See http://www.real-costa-brava.com/spain-beaches-begur.html. The nearest is Sa Riera which is 15 minutes walk or a 5 minute drive. The rest are within 20 minutes drive.

Travel:

A car is essential to make the most of your holiday. There is SO MUCH TO SEE AND PLACES TO VISIT. The nearest town (Begur) is 20 minutes walk and nearest beach (Sa Riera) around 15 minutes walk from Casa Bianca.

The nearest Airports are Girona (45 minutes drive), Barcelona (2 hours), and Perpignan (2 hours).

The TGV train from Paris to Figueres (1 hour drive from Begur) takes around 5 hours. There are car trains arriving at Narbonne (2-2.5 hours drive from Begur) from Paris and Dusseldorf.

Distances:

Begur is one and a half miles from Casa Bianca. There are many places of interest within 30 minutes drive including medieval villages at Pals and Peratallada , Roman and Greek excavations by the sea at Escala, and Dali at Pubol (this is Dali country with the Museum at Fiqueres and his house at Cadaques within 1/2 hours driving distance). Botanical Gardens near Calella de Palafrugell (about 30 minutes drive) also hold major concerts in summer.

Further Details:

BEGUR

Is a thriving character town with a strong connection to Cuba which can be seen from the architecture dating from over 200 years ago. It is overlooked by a medieval Castle and has superlative sea views. There are many quality restaurants, boutiques, bars, cafe's and tapas bars. It is a sophisticated place with lots of character.

Mail on Sunday article 6 Feb 2011 can be seen on http://www.dailymail.co.uk/travel/article-1354204/Costa-Brava-holiday-Sun-sea-surprises-away-coastal-Spainstouristhoards.html.

ACTIVITIES

There are so many things to do within 15/30 minutes drive from Casa Bianca. TENNIS, SCUBA DIVING, SNORKELING, SAILING, WIND SURFING, WATER SKIING, CYCLING, HORSE RIDING, and COASTAL WALKS.

See http://www.yougodo.com/en/things-to-do-in-Begur/Search.aspx?l=3129007&d=25 and http://begurinfo.wordpress.com/activities/

TENNIS

There are several tennis clubs with coaching including nearby Pals and Llafranc.

Club Tennis Pals www.club-tennis-pals.eu +34 972 668 009 with great value restaurant/bar.

Club Tenis Llafranc www.tenisllafranc.cat +34 972 30 23 08

SCUBA DIVING/SNORKLING

The Medes Islands (Isle de Medes) are an archipelago of several islets covering one nautical mile of sea, just off the coastline of L’Estartit on the Costa Brava, about 30 minutes drive away, offering some of the best scuba diving in Spain about 30 minutes drive from Casa Bianca. They are considered a top Mediterranean dive spot. JACQUES COUSTEAU came to the Isle de Medes in 1955 to document the marine life.The Islands were made a marine nature reserve in 1990 protecting not only the islets themselves but also the sea below.This marine reserve protection has allowed the sea life here to grow and grow. See http://www.real-costa-brava.com/scuba-diving-costa-brava-spain-medes-islands.html.

There are also Dive Centres closer to Casa Bianca including Sa Racassa Begur,

AiguaBlava and Timariu.

Prices and Availability

Rental rates

Notes

  • Booking Notes:
    Deposit 40% of total rental secures booking. Balance payable 6 weeks before vacation start date. Please take out holiday insurance as payments are not refunded if vacation cancelled. Late final payment can result in booking cancellation. Rental prices are for up to 10 people. The villa can take an additional 2 adults and 2 children but a £75 per person per week supplement is applied for additional guests.

    Changeover Day:
    During high season our changeover day is Saturday. We are more flexible outside the high season (mid June to mid Sept) including number of nights. If rented, alternative changeover days and number of nights will require a personal quotation.

    Notes on prices:
    Prices are for 10 people. £75 per person per week supplement for up to 4 additional people which must include children. £40% deposit is required when booking, with the balance payable 6 weeks before your arrival date. Please take out travel insurance in case of cancellation.Villas are now treated exactly the same as hotels with regards to formalities, and before you travel we will require details (name on passport/ID card, DOB, arrival/departure dates) for each person staying at Casa Bianca.

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Facilities

From the Owner

Casa Bianca is in a quiet area with stunning views of the Mediterranean sea and surrounding green hills. Yet it is so convenient for Begur and other nearby towns and villages as well as many sandy beaches. The area is known as the "undiscovered Costa Brava". Once you have found it you will not want to leave!

Property Type

  • villa

General

  • Air Conditioning
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Washing Machine

Kitchen

  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob

Entertainment

  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television

Pool / Spa

  • Private Pool

Suitability

  • children welcome
  • suitable for elderly or infirm

Location Type

  • beach
  • town

Bathrooms

  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet, Bath (no shower), Shower Enclosure
  • Shower room 1 - Shower Enclosure
  • Shower room 2 - Shower Enclosure
  • Shower room 3 - Shower Enclosure
  • 4 modern Bathrooms: En-suite to master bedroom with bath and shower, En-suites with shower to both double bedrooms, Bathroom with shower near twin bedrooms. There are bathrooms on every floor. Masses of hot water with two hot water tanks.

Bedrooms

  • 6 Bedrooms, Sleeps 14
  • Bedroom 1
  • Bedroom 2
  • Bedroom 3
  • Bedroom 4
  • Bedroom 5
  • Bedroom 6
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 14 (6 Bedrooms) Notes on bedrooms: Master bedroom suite with Queen size bed and adjoining bedroom suitable for 3/4 children, 2 En-Suite Bedrooms with double beds, 2 Bedrooms with twin beds with bathroom nearby. All have sea views and 3 open directly on to the pool terrace.

Outside

  • Golf ...
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • Ski & Snowboard ...

Notes:

  • Notes on accommodation: Other facilities such as cots, high chair etc are available upon prior request from our local representatives. Outside: Casa Bianca is in a quiet area with fabulous sea views to the bay of Sa Riera. There are steps nearby (a lot) which lead down to the bay, shops/restaurants and a sandy beach with direct access to clifftop walks to other nearby beaches. The house is next to a protected wooded area and is raised up from the road approached by its own drive. On the first floor there is a swimming pool terrace with 8 sun loungers, table with 4 chairs, and sun umbrella. This is directly accessed from 3 bedrooms and the open plan living/dining room/kitchen. Off the dining room is a small terrace with a table and 4 chairs. Off the kitchen is a large dining terrace with a Webber BBQ, an extendable table with 8 chairs, and a sun umbrella. Two outside dining tables and chairs all match so can be moved together for larger groups. The Main bedroom suite is approached from the living room and has a galleried landing, and its own terraces front and back. They have another table and 4 chairs and 2 sun loungers. Utility Room: A separate utility room adjoining the kitchen houses the washing machine and tumble drier with an extra sink. Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: All linen is provided except beach towels. The property is cleaned before and after your arrival. Beds are made prior to your arrival. Local representatives available throughout your stay. 2 week or longer stays have a mid holiday clean and linen change. Other: The house has air-conditioning with heating, a log burning stove in the sitting room area, an 8m x 4m infinity swimming pool 1m to 2m deep designed with young children's safety in mind (we have young grandchildren of our own).

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