Apt sleeps 4 + child, balcony/views, shops/restaurants, 5 mins beach, spacious
This is our own family apartment set in a stunning location with panoramic views of the sea, hills and mountains. It is five minutes walk to the beach in a quiet residential neighbourhood but close to shops and restaurants. The local beaches are all attended by coastguards and first aiders in high season. There are two large pools in the attractive garden plus a paddling pool for toddlers. The
garden has securely lockable gates. We regularly use the apartment ourselves giving you the added reassurance that the furnishings and equipment are checked and maintained to a high standard.
The apartment is on the 5th floor. It is secure with entry phone to locked outer door of the apartments. The building has 6 floors served by lift. 505 Els Amarres has a terrace with stunning panoramic views through 180 degrees with terrace furniture for drinks or dining for 6 people. There is an attractively furnished, spacious living room with dining area - full sized dining table seating 6. A comfortable sitting area with sofa bed, armchairs and satellite TV with DVD facility. The fully tiled bathroom has modern white suite with bath included shower. A well maintained separate kitchen, gas cooker with oven, 4 gas rings and grill, large fridge, microwave and front loading automatic washing machine. Els Amarres has a lovely garden with two swimming pools plus childs pool for use of residents. There is a permanent caretaker. Our local Agent is on hand to help with information or any problems that may arise during your stay. Bed linen/hand and shower towels can be provided on request There is an electric fan. There is ample on/off street car parking. Wi-Fi is available in the apartment complex.
The Bread shop is 50 metres away..
It is situated on the beautiful Bay of Rosas. It has evolved from a typical Catalan fishing village and has a quaint old town that has not been destroyed by modern development. There is a resident local population so it is more than just a holiday town. The choices of eating out are unlimited with every taste catered for. Choose from top quality seafood restaurants, tapas bars,with pizza houses and cafe bars.
If you want a relaxed holiday with no driving the apartment is ideally situated with its three swimming pools, attractive
garden.and all facilities within easy walking distance.(Taxi pick ups available from Airport) Port Escala is nearby, a splendid modern marina complex open to all. The safe sandy beach at Riells is 5 minutes walk down the road. From Riells you can follow the promenade along the front to the old town. A flat delightful walk of approximately 20 minutes.
AMPURIAS is adjacent to L'Escala and has two miles of tiny bays with sandy beaches fringed with pines and interesting rocky headlands. Here you will find safe bathing for the children, deep rock bathing and diving for the more experienced. BIcycles can be hired nearby.
There is a small tourist train which runs along the promenade from Ampurias to Montgo at regular intervals for sightseeing.during the season.
The large protected bay of Rosas is ideal for all forms of water sports, including sailing, water skiing, surfing, kite surfing and parascending.
There are many fine golf courses in the area including the superb 18 hole course at PALS which is situated among pinewoods and is about a 15 minutes journey away by car.
Tennis, riding, diving, and snorkelling and deep sea fishing. All are available.
Boat trips leave from Escala daily visiting resorts along the coast. There are also glass bottomed boats that will take you to conservation areas by the Medes Isles where you can study the life under the sea face to face.
There is a well established Go-Kart circuit in Escala.
AIGUIMOLLES NATURE RESRVE. An interesting day can be spent in this important wetland coastal nature reserve (towards Rosas). It has a huge variety of natural bird life including storks and flamingos in a very beautiful setting.
WALKING. There are lovely walks all around La Escala - both inland and on the coast. Try the coast path from our apartment to Montgo Bay for breakfast. This lovely bay is very family friendly with all amenities and plenty of space and is ideal for visiting in the high season.
There are endless places and historic sites to visit. The Greco/Roman ruins of Ampurias, Dali Museum in Figueres or visit local markets. The town of La Bisbal, devoted to the production of the most amazing range of pottery and ceramics. Spectacular coastal drives to Cadaques, Puerto de la Selva, Tossa del Mar and Aigua Blava - all worth visiting.
The beautiful city of Girona is only 20 mikes away. You can go by train or car via motorway to Barcelona.
HOW TO GET THERE.
: By Air: e.g. Many British Regional airports have flights to Gerona (Costa Brava) and Barcelona, or Perpignan, Then taxi, train or hired car.
By Car: Ferries from Plymouth, Portsmouth, Poole, Newhaven and Dover. .
For your convenience: Taxis using a local taxi service from Airports or Stations/Bus Stations can be arranged.
Top Traveller Review
L'Escala ApartmentL'Escala Apartment
We have been happily letting for over 20 years to families with small children. The balcony, which offers spectacular views, has a door that can be secured. We bought the apartment when our own children were small because of the garden, pools and easy walk to safe and sandy beaches.
Catalonia offers something for everyone. Visitors of all ages and nationalities come with and without cars even arriving by train.
The apartment suits all age groups.
About the Owner
Guestbook comments from the owner
To begin with the girls at Escalacenter were wonderful, welcoming and helpful. They were both pleasant and professional.
Secondly L'Escala is truly one of the gems among the resorts we have visited over the years. Intimate in size and yet offering everything a larger resort would, but in a friendlier way. Supermarkets well supplied with good prices.Even the smaller store just a few hundred yards from the apartment was wallet friendly.
And last but not least: what a beautiful apartment you have. Perfectly placed to avoid balcony sun at both breakfast and dinner, nicely decorated and easy to keep clean and tidy. The swimming pools were perfect for shorter dips away from the beach. My daughter and I especially found the back pool with the trampoline calmer and slightly colder.
And for the first time ever we found kitchen utensils that could actually be used, such as sharp knives, "right" selection of pots and pans, a gas stove (YES), etc. One of the main highlights of our European holidays is shopping for and cooking good food with fresh produce. Your small but well equipped kitchen made it a joy.
4.4 based on 7 holidaymaker reviews
I'd spoken to the owner about the apartments suitability for young children and was made aware of the balcony- I decided to go ahead and book (the apartment is on the 5th floor). The apartment was a good size, clean, with a TV (handy for the children) and lots of useful information about the surrounding area. The children also loved the 3 pools and the fact that it was less then a 10 minute walk to a busy but clean and shallow beach with plenty of choices to eat, drink etc. Also two supermarkets within a couple of minutes walk. We would recommend the apartment for those without children or with older children as we didn't feel relaxed having the door to the balcony open with the children around. Finally, well suitated to explore some amazing places throughout Catalonia.
We had a great time.
We really enjoyed our holidays, the apartment is ideally situated. Beach and supermarket is just a few minutes by foot. There are also a lot of restaurants in walking distance. The apartment was clean and tidy and plenty big enough for us (2adults and 2 children) we did not use the pool as our kids were enjoying the beach so much. The sea is calm and shallow, ideal for young children and one of the best beaches in the area. We hired a car but with the apartment so ideally located it is not necessary. We did however, explore some of the other surrounding beaches as we had the use of a car. Can only recommend this apartment.
Compact, convenient and great value
The description of the apartment does it justice; clean convenient and in good order it's proximity to the beach and town makes it a good pick.
Preferring to mix restaurant eating with self catering. This apartment meets all basic needs. The washing machine is a domestic bonus, keeping your packing needs to a minimum.
I would commend car hire from the airport if you are flying, the region is a definite hit and l'escala is quite uncommercial; a definite positive in our view.
This is somewhere we intend to return to.
Great location for a family holiday
We just returned from a very relaxing holiday. The appartment greatly located with all walking distance to the beach, supermarket and restaurant,but still in a quiet surroundings. We only used our car once to get the train in Figueres to Barcelona!
Kids enjoyed the beach (very shallow) and the pools.
Great value for money at this peak season.
Els Amarres, L'Escala
We had a lovely time in L'Escala and can't speak highlt enough about the apartment. We were four adults (two parents and two 20-something ladies) and we fould the apartment accommodated us with space and style. We enjoyed the vista over the town and in the evnings a drink on the balcony looking up to the mountains was magical.
Walking access to the main beach and town centre was very easy and with a bit more of a stroll one could get to the small beach at the old town - smaller and more intimate and well worth a visit.
Thw girls loved the pool (easier to work on the tan in private!) and the whole block, pool and grounds a were always immaculate.
Can't recommend it highly enough.
A pleasant experience
I thought that this apartment was of a good quality with everything needed for an enjoyable and comfotable stay. It was clean, well equipped and the bathroom had a shower that worked! It was nice to be able to sit out on the balcony and have breakfast (too cold at the time of year that we went to have supper outside - late Sept/Oct). View from balcony was nice. My only disappointment was that the pools were not heated and were, therefore, too cold for swimming.
The local beach at Riells is close by and has good sand for kids and sunbathing. At the time of year that we went a lot of the eating places in Riells were closed for the season. However, the old town provided plenty of scope for food and drink and has a couple of little town beaches. There are excellent beaches at nearby Montgo Bay and at Empurias on the way to St Marti (stroll along the forest trail and have lunch at St Marti - good food, lovely setting!)
We travelled by train and got the bus to L'escala from Figueres. There was no public transport running in L'escala to allow us to go up or down the coast - apparently there should have been a little road train that plies the coast road. We were therefore restricted to places that we could comfortably walk to. I personally feel that a car would have allowed us to make more of the area.
As far as eating places are concerned, the cafe at St Marti and the beach restaurant (1st on the left looking out to sea) at Montgo Bay were by far the best. Mike's in Riells was pleasant - not huge portions but friendly service. There is a small supermarket nearby, as well as a local bread shop and fruit and veg store for eating at the apartment.
All in all, a relaxing break - the resort was very quiet due to the time of year. Locals told us that it was very busy in season.
I found the owner of the property pleasant to deal with and had our stay organised easily.
From the Owner
“We bought this apartment in 1980 as a 'bucket and spade' holiday home for family holidays with our children. 33 years on we are now retired and bringing our grand children and we still love it.”
Activity and Interests
5 Minutes walk from nearest beach in L'ESCALA which is situated on the Bay of Rosas 25
miles from city of GERONA and 25 miles from its airport,
BARCELONA. You can drive there in about 90 minutes or by train from Flaca on road to GERONA which also takes about 90 minutes.
.12 miles from motorway In the attractive region of EMPORDA. close to coastal resorts of ROSAS and ESTARTIT. Two miles from the ruins of AMPURIAS site of the Greco/Roman ancient cities- It is situated among pinewoods next to excellent secluded beaches overlooking the Bay of Rosas
.The picturesque medieval village of PALS is about 15 miles from L'Escala. It has been tastefully preserved and restored with several good restaurants.
The busy town of FIGUERES is about 15 miles from L'Escala where you can visit the world famous Dali Museum.You can also visit Dali's home at Port Lligat near Cadaques and that of his wife GALA at the castle of Pubol near L'Escala.
GIRONA is the capital city of the province of Girona and is about 25 miles away. It is a splendid city of exceptional interest with many historic buildings dominated by its magnificent cathedral.
Also nearby LA BISBAL is devoted to production of pottery and ceramics.
.SAN MARTIN is a pretty village beside the beach near AMPURIAS.. Miles of golden sand fringed with pine trees stretch in either direction. The tiny village square is very atmospheric with open air bars and restaurants. A favourite place.
CADAQUES. A spectacular journey will take you to Cadaques and you will feel rewarded for the effort. It is one of the most well known resorts with white washed houses and steep picturesque streets, well loved by artists and close to home of Salvador Dali
MEDES ISLES. Trips by glass bottomed boats to these islands to view the underwater marine life are very interesting .
THINGS WE ENJOY.
Just sitting on the balcony enjoying the view with a glass in our hands.
Walking down to the harbour to watch the fishing boats arrive.
Walking to Montgo Bay for breakfast - takes about half an hour.
Also walking in the Aiguamolls wildlife/wetlands park area just along the coast
Best Beach - Ampurias to San Martin. In summer take the little train.
Restaurant La Clota. - down to the Port on the right. Run by Kathleen and son John - she is Scottish - so you will find a friendly welcome - they will give you all the Local 'Low Down'.
Food is good and reasonable - mention us.
Pizza Pazza - On the promenade - Riells Beach. Very good take away and eat in Pizzas. Jolly atmosphere.
Our favourite place of all is the little square at San Martin - beyond Ampurias. Meson El Conde restaurant in the square if you want tapas and fishy things. Also restaurant Casa Coll - you get a warm welcome and excellent food at reasonable prices.
Peretellada - restored pretty village - visit the restaurant in the courtyard in the square - just don't order too much - they think they are feeding an army.
BREAD SHOP - It is 50 metres away
|Rental Period||Minimum Price||Additional Nights||Weekend Night||Weekly||Monthly *||Event Price|
10 Sep 2016 - 28 Oct 2016
5 night minimum stay
for 5 nights
6 May 2017 - 16 Jun 2017
5 night minimum stay
for 5 nights
17 Jun 2017 - 7 Jul 2017
5 night minimum stay
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8 Jul 2017 - 25 Aug 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Late Summer season
26 Aug 2017 - 22 Sep 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
23 Sep 2017 - 27 Oct 2017
5 night minimum stay
for 5 nights
My Standard Rate
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
* Approximate monthly price. Actual pricing will depend on the days of the month you stay.
Additional pricing information
|Fees||No additional mandatory fees|
The booking deposit is non refundable.
The Agency requires a returnable guarrantee deposit of 100 Euros payable on arrival and returned prior to departure subject to conditions.
Bed linen plus hand and shower towels can be provided at a cost of £12 oer person.
Payment can be made using the guarranteed secure On Line Booking and payment system on this website.
Also payment can be made by direct bank transfer to owners account.
Owner's Cancellation Policy
- Available arrival
From the Owner
“This has always been our holiday home, we come every year so you can be reassured of the personal touch and good local knowledge”
- Sports & Activities
- Tourist Attractions
- Activities Guide
- Lift ...
- Hair Dryer
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- Iron & Board
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- Living Room ...
- Local Activities Guide
- Local Maps
- Local Restaurant Guide
- Parking ...
- Parking On Street
- Security System
- Sofa Bed
- Towels Provided ...
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- 4 Ring Stove
- Coffee Maker
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- Kitchen ...
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- Refrigerator ...
- Hob ...
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- Child's Highchair
- Dining ...
- Dining Area
- Books ...
- Books - Fiction / Non-fiction
- CD Player
- DVD Player ...
- Games ...
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- Television ...
Pool / Spa
- Communal Pool ...
- Outdoor Pool
- Low Allergen Environment
- children welcome
- non smoking only ...
- pets not allowed
- wheelchair inaccessible
- near the sea
- botanical garden
- water parks
- winery tours
- bird watching
- horse riding
- paddle boating
- scenic drives
- sight seeing
Local Services & Businesses
- laundrette - serviced
- medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities
- deepsea fishing
- golf pass optional
- jet skiing
- mountain biking
- pier fishing
- roller blading
- bay fishing
- water skiing
- 80 m²
- Bathroom - Toilet, Bath with Shower
- Recently refurbished fully tiled bathroom in modern style. White Suite and tiling.
- 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 5
- Bedroom 1 - 1 Large Double Bed
- Bedroom 2 - 2 Single Bed
- lounge - 1 Cot, 1 Sofa bed/Futon
- 1 double bed in main bedroom with wardrobe and chest of drawers and bedside tables with table lamps. 1 pair of full sized single beds in second bedroom with Wardrobe and chest of drawers and bedside tables with table lamps. Large sofa bed in lounge converts to single bed.suitable for child only. There is also a childs carry cot and high chair.
- Balcony ...
- Deck Chairs
- Gated Community
- Golf ...
- Garden ...
- Outdoor Furniture
- Tennis ...
- 2 garden chairs
- 2 deck chairs
- The apartment is on the 5th floor. It is secure with entry phone to locked outer door of the apartments. The building has 6 floors served by lift. 505 Els Amarres has a terrace with stunning panoramic views through 180 degrees and terrace furniture for drinks or dining. There is an attractively furnished spacious living room with large dining area - full sized dining table seating six. A comfortable lounge area with sofa bed, armchairs and satellite TV with DVD facility. The bathroom has modern white suite , and is well equipped. A large fully equipped separate cooks kitchen with cooker, large fridge, microwave and washing machine. The terrace has 180 degree views and table/chairs for 6. Els Amarres has a lovely garden with two swimming pools plus child’s pool for use of residents. There is a permanent caretaker.. There is an electric fan.There is ample on/off street car parking. SECURITY and SAFETY. For families with children please note : the balcony door can be safely secured.