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Villa in Aigua Blava, Begur, Costa Brava with Majestic Sea Views

People6
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms2
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 7 nights
Popular Features
  • Barbecue
  • Washing Machine
  • Private Pool
  • Internet
  • Parking

Overview

About the property

Villa in Aigua Blava Begur, Costa Brava - Catalan Villa with unsurpassed views of Aigua Blava and private pool, sleeps 6

Kotare is a traditional detached Catalan villa with spectacular sea and mountain views.

We have 3 bedrooms, a family bathroom, a small shower room and a fully-equipped kitchen with dishwasher and microwave.

The living, dining room and separate TV lounge, (with international satellite TV and Wifi) are all comfortably furnished.

There is a separate laundry with washing machine.

Kotare benefits from exceptional outside spaces - a breakfast and a separate evening dining terrace with a gas BBQ is available.

Enjoy stunning coastal views from the sundowner lounge. Meander down the path through the garden to a private swimming pool and a further two large sun terraces - furnished with loungers and a double daybed.

Enjoy the extensive landscaped and hidden places in the garden. Find the perfect place to read a book or relax with a coffee. Organise a friendly competition of "boules" on court in the late afternoon.

Carport parking for two cars available.

More Details

Owner
Darianne Lowe
Member since: 2014
Speaks English
Calendar last updated:
18 July, 2017

About Darianne Lowe

I am a professional chef living in London and Sydney. I have spent my vacations in this wonderful part of Spain for over ten years. It has been a "busman's" holiday due to the amazing array of great restaurants and fabulous produce.

Darianne Lowe purchased this villa in 2011

Why Darianne Lowe chose Baix Emporda

I bought this house because of the spectacular views. They truly take your breath away. In renovating the villa I have tried to maximise the use of outside space to capitalise on the wonderful position of the property and the great climate.

Facilities

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

Property Type:
  • villa
Meals:
  • Self-catering
Housekeeping:
  • Housekeeper Optional
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 16:00 / Check-out: 11:00
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • children welcome
Location Type:
  • beach
  • city centre
  • near the sea
  • Ocean View
  • rural
  • town
  • village
Theme:
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath with Shower
    Small shower room - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
  • Family sized bathroom servicing bedroom 1 - large bath/shower, sink and wc - located on the ground floor. Small shower room servicing bedrooms 2 & 3. Walk in shower, sink and wc - located on the entrance level.
Bedrooms:
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed
    Bedroom 2 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed
    Bedroom 3 - 2 Single Bed , This is a children's room. Not really suitable for adults.
  • Description of sleeping capacity: 2 Double Bedrooms and 1 Twin Room Notes on bedrooms: Bedroom 1 - king sized bed with sea views Bedroom 2 - king sized bed with sea views Bedroom 3 - twin room - not suitable for adults. This is a children's room as it is on the small side.
Entertainment:
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player ...
  • Music Library ...
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
Outside:
  • Balcony ...
  • Terrace ...
  • Golf ...
  • Garden ...
  • Barbecue ...
Suitability:
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Private Pool ...
Onsite Services:
  • Chauffeur
  • Private Chef
Attractions:
  • bay
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • forests
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • theme parks
  • 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
  • Babysitter
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • sailing
  • diving
  • snorkelling
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
Notes:
Two dining terraces are available - a covered breakfast area just outside the kitchen and a further outside dining terrace situated just below the house. There is also a gas BBQ available. The sundowner lounge includes a two-seater and three-seater sofa, an easy chair and coffee table. This area is covered by a large sunshade. There are a further two large sunbathing terraces and a private swimming pool. These are furnished with sun-loungers, a double daybed and a hammock. The pool and sun terraces are accessed via a winding path down through the garden. Facilities: Washing machine, iron and ironing board. There is plenty of storage for beach kit! Household linen, bath and pool towels are included. If rented for longer periods, the house is cleaned at the end of each week and a change of linen provided. Additional cleaning can be arranged at extra cost. Other: The TV lounge has a multi-region DVD player and an international satellite package.

Reviews

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Villa in Aigua Blava, Begur, Costa Brava with Majestic Sea Views
average rating of 4.5454545 based on 11 reviews
5

Excellent location and warm host

  • 5 of 5

We stayed at the villa for a week and we all loved it.

Period home with interesting features, amazing views and great outdoor spaces across the various level. Lovely pool and several deck areas for relaxation.

Highly recommended. Note your are on a hillside which means amazing views and obviously steps between the house, room levels and outdoor areas.

Owner was lovely to deal with from communication about booking, check in and check out.

  • Review Submitted: Sep 11, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Very small rooms, no direct access to terrace or pool, steep stairs

  • 1 of 5

Despite the beautiful view, which could be seen only from the pool, the terrace one floor down steep steps, and from the inside of the house (through windows, not doors), we felt the pictures did not really show what the house was like. There was no direct access to a terrace, we had to carry our breakfast through a small TV room and down steep steps to sit down. When sitting you can't enjoy the view, you have to stand to see it. You have to walk down another set of steep steps to get to the pool (which you cannot see from the terrace unless you stand), not at all child or family friendly. The rooms in the house are very small, the children's room is not really a bedroom, the window is towards the parking area, so you can't open it, the two beds were crammed in there with no space for anything else. The TV room is like a hallway, the living room is also like that, there was no place for our family to sit and relax together. The dining room is after the living room and in a closed in space with a window, we never used it. We were deeply disappointed at how uncomfortable this house was, we have rented beautiful Spanish villas in the area, this is our 7th year returning to Costa Brava. We told the person in charge of opening the house for us that it was very small and not at all fitting the description. We corresponded with the owner who was incredibly rude in tone and had a miserable week until we could switch to another villa the second week of our vacation. The owner said we shouldn't bother contacting HomeAway, she basically said, "Good luck with that." In the future, we will go through a local agency who will listen to customers and treat them respectfully. We hired Casa Begur and they were wonderful and helped us find a beautiful house with a spacious living room and kitchen which opened directly to a terrace overlooking the ocean. We cannot have the week back where we got angry emails from the owner and had to wait 24 h for every response since she was not in the area. The person who had the keys was very kind but she had no authority to make any decision. We think that the owner should amend her description of the house and it size and comfort. Also, the pool was much smaller than described by email.

  • Review Submitted: Jul 26, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Obviously Jonas didn't like Kotare. What can I say, apart from Jonas and his family are the first guests we have hosted in over 3 years, who didn't enjoy this charming and traditional villa.... Kotare is on the side of a hill (that's Aiguablava for you...) and the views are amazing, but sadly that will also entail a certain amount of travel through the gardens and the house. Gravity - I believe it is referred too...
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5

A wonderful villa with amazing views.

  • 5 of 5

Very well equipped with quality kitchen gadgets but still keeping a Spanish atmosphere. Fabulous views over the med, like being on top of the world. Several different terraces to sit out, beautiful garden furniture from sofas, dining and sun loungers. Chilled wine watching the sunset. Kotare is idyllic

  • Review Submitted: Oct 30, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Roy & Ellie It was a delight to have you stay at Kotare. Do come back again to see us sometime! And thank you for your kind words. Darianne
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4

Stunning location!

  • 4 of 5

Great accommodation in a specular location. You can spend the whole holiday just taking in the view. Currently no air conditioning but built into the hillside, so doesn't get too hot at night.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 29, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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5

A beautiful location and a fantastic view. Everything we needed for a great holiday

  • 5 of 5

Breathtaking views from this lovely villa. We had a great week here in July. We spent all the time outside. The villa is very well equipped with everything you need for a very comfortable and relaxing stay.

We were very sad to leave.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 28, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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5

Villa with stunning views

  • 5 of 5

We enjoyed a week in Kotare which is very comfortable and has the most amazing views. There are several terraces all beautifully furnished and a lovely pool.

Everything was clean and well kept. The villa is extremely well equipped for cooking and entertaining both inside and outside.

The location is great for visiting the local area, particularly Begur which is beautiful with lots of great places to eat and drink. We walked there a few times but you need a car to get to the supermarket as well as other places such as Pallafrugell , Llafranc and Callela;all worth a visit.

This is a comfortable villa and has everything you need for a happy holiday!

  • Review Submitted: Sep 10, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Location

Car: necessary

Coast/Beach:

The villa is situated above the beautiful sandy cove of Aigua Blava and the stunning, undeveloped rocky cove at Platja Fonda. Both are within a 5 minute drive. The beaches of Llafranc, Tamariu, Calella, Sa Riera, Sa Tuna, and Aigua Gelida are also a short drive away. This is a great area for walking as there are 'rights of way' and walking paths along the entire coastline. In particular the restored coastal path - the Cami de Ronda offers a series of beautiful day hikes.

Travel:

The nearest airports are Girona (Costa Brava) less than one hour away, Perpignan - 90mins and Barcelona - 90 mins. In addition Girona is a main railway station serviced by the newly opened fast line from Paris and many major Spanish cities. To really enjoy your holiday in this area a car is essential. Car hire is readily available at all of these airports and Girona station.

Distances:

The nearest town Begur, a 5 minute drive away, is a charming, small town crowned with an impressive hilltop castle. It is a charming place to shop, roam the cobbled streets, have a drink in the square or enjoy one of the many excellent Catalan restaurants. Palafrugell is the nearest market town and offers a great choice of shops and a daily market with meat, fish, fruit and vegetables.

Further Details:

This area is rich in history and culture. There are dozens of medieval villages in the area offering great days out. Pals, Peratallada, Ullastret, Roman ruins at Empuries and the ruined fort at Torroella de Montgri are just a few of the highlights. The city of Girona is only 45 mins away - explore the ancient Jewish quarter, cathedral and city rampart walks as well as its thriving restaurant scene. It is the home of Cellar de Can Roca! The Dali triangle includes the museum in Figueres, Gala Dali's castle at Pubol and Dali's home in Cadaques. All are within an hour's drive of the villa. Shopping highlights include the ceramics and pottery shops at La Bisbal and the vintage market on Sunday morning at Corca. The Begur weekly market is every Wednesday and the daily market at Palafrugell is supplemented every Sunday with the influx of traders from all over the area.

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Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday villa in Begur, Costa Brava

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
 
Late Season
10 Sep 2017 - 28 Oct 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
£1,583
for 7 nights
£1,583
 
 
Shoulder Season
29 Oct 2017 - 7 Apr 2018
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
£1,143
for 7 nights
£1,143
 
 
Early Season
8 Apr 2018 - 26 May 2018
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
£1,407
for 7 nights
£1,407
 
 
Mid Season
27 May 2018 - 30 Jun 2018
7 night minimum stay
£1,583
for 7 nights
£1,583
 
 
Peak Season
1 Jul 2018 - 1 Sep 2018
7 night minimum stay
£2,111
for 7 nights
£2,111
 
 
Late Season
2 Sep 2018 - 27 Oct 2018
7 night minimum stay
£1,583
for 7 nights
£1,583
 

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Damage Deposit £175.88

Booking Notes:
If you are interested in renting the villa please send an email to check availability.
The property is rented from Saturday to Saturday but exceptions can be made outside the peak season.
A 30% deposit is required within 5 days of booking with full balance 6 weeks prior to your arrival date.
A cleaning/breakage deposit of €200 is also required on arrival. This is fully refundable subject to the house being left reasonably clean and with no major breakages.

Changeover Day (Saturday):
Check-in is from 4pm on arrival day. Checkout is 10am.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.
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