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Family holiday villa with private pool, near to beaches & historic town of Pals

Bedrooms 4
Space 3,659 sq. ft.
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 5 - 7 nights


About the property

Large Family Holiday Home Beautifully Restored With 4 Bedrooms and private pool

A newly restored stone farmhouse ideally set up for the perfect family holiday. The house captures all the charm of an ancient Catalan Masia whilst offering the modern amenities required for a comfortable and relaxing vacation. It is a semi-rural setting but with distant sea views. The house comfortably sleeps 8-10 people. The swimming pool area includes a loggia for shade and the garden has plenty of space and privacy.

The house is ideally located close to towns such as Torroella de Montgri and Begur which offer fabulous shopping and dining opportunities, as well as international cultural events such as the Cap Roig and Torroella music festivals.

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Member since: 2013
Speaks English
Response time:
Within a day
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Calendar last updated:
1 August, 2017

Guestbook comments from the owner

We had an absolutely wonderful time - your villa is truly stunning, and we felt the photos on website don't truly depict the quality of the design and finish. The conversion was really beautiful and a definite design triumph .

We don't feel we have even scratched the surface of the surrounding area and would love to return again.
Jul 2013
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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday villa in Pals in El Baix Empordà

Property Type:
  • villa
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 3659 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 10
  • children welcome ...
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • beach
  • near the sea
  • rural
  • village
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Washing Machine
  • Wood Stove
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Hob
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 10 people
  • 4 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath with Shower , Shower Enclosure , Master ensuite bathroom with double sink
    Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
    Bathroom 3 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
    Bathroom 4 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Large Double Bed , Has ensuite bathroom
    Bedroom 4 - 1 Large Double Bed , Bedroom on the ground floor.
    Bedroom 2 - 1 Large Double Bed , Beds may be separated to make 2 singles. Ensuite
    Bedroom 3 - 4 Single Bed , Made up of 2 bunk beds. Ensuite
  • Books
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Balcony ...
  • Terrace
  • Garden ...
  • Barbecue
  • 10 garden chairs
  • limited accessibility
Pool / Spa:
  • Private Pool ...
  • autumn foliage
  • bay
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • forests
  • marina
  • museums
  • naturist beach
  • playground
  • reefs
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • water parks
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • horse riding
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • laundrette - serviced
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • golf
  • golf pass optional
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • sailing
  • diving
  • snorkelling
  • bay fishing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing


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Family holiday villa with private pool, near to beaches & historic town of Pals
average rating of 5.0 based on 7 reviews

A fantastic quiet and relaxing family holiday

  • 5 of 5

An beautiful house with a lovely pool in the quiet Catalan countryside within easy reach of local shops and beach. No wifi or TV to disturb our tranquil haven.The owner of the property was incredibly kind and helpful, Simply wonderful!

  • Review Submitted: Aug 1, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2017
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Beautifully renovated property with stunning views

  • 5 of 5

Can Xarina is the most beautiful, sympathetically renovated property near Pals. When we arrived we delighted to see the spacious accommodation and beautiful pool area and garden. For us it ticked all the boxes and was exactly what we had hoped for in a family rental property. The individual touches from lovely bedlinen to sumptuous furnishings and well equipped kitchen made our stay very enjoyable. We will definitely be returning again in the future, maybe with friends next time. Wonderful place!

  • Review Submitted: Jan 13, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2016
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Superb Villa in a great location

  • 5 of 5

We had a wonderful week together with our friends and their family at Xan Carina in June. The villa is ideal for families as the house fits two families + kids perfectly. The yard is big enough for kids to play around and parents to relax. The pool is big and suits well for pool activities and a nice quiet morning swim. The location is ideal and you can easily access some of the finest Costa Brava beaches in just minutes. For those who like bicycle rides there are good routes for off road and road trips. A perfect place for a perfect holiday!

  • Review Submitted: Jul 20, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2015
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Beautiful villa, in a great location

  • 5 of 5

Had a fantastic holiday with my friends at this wonderful villa. It is a renovated farm house, beautifully decorated, and we all said wow as we walked in as it was much larger and more impressive than we were expecting. The villa looks great, inside and out, and it was a pleasure to sit by the salt filtered pool, in lovely gardens, with wooded hills all around, very peaceful.

The area is great too, you can walk from the villa to the local town Pals, via a quiet cycle path through some woods. There are markets and good restaurants at Pals. Pretty beaches are nearby, the country side is green and wooded. We would definitely all love to return to explore more, and stay again at this villa if we got the chance.

  • Review Submitted: Sep 16, 2014
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2014
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Relaxing family holiday in luxurious surroundings

  • 5 of 5

We stayed here with another family in July 2013. The villa is beautiful and stylish with lots of space for our 4 adults and 4 young children. We spent most of our time in the pool at the villa and at the nearby beach. It is also only a short walk to the hilltop town of Pals, with it's restaurants and bars and stunning views. We are booked to return this year and can't wait!

  • Review Submitted: Apr 3, 2014
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you very much for your feedback, and hope you enjoy your stay just as much this year!
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Nearest Airport
40 Kilometres
Nearest Barpub
0.5 Kilometres
Can Barnabe
Nearest Ferry
100 Kilometres
Nearest Golf
5 Kilometres
Golf Serres de Pals
Nearest Train
15 Kilometres
Nearest Motorway
10 Kilometres
Nearest Restaurant
1 Kilometres
Antic Casino
Nearest Beach
5 Kilometres
Car: necessary

The property is a recently restored Catalan farmhouse dating back over 200 years. It combines the rural charm of a stone masia with the convenience of nearby amenities including the historic town of Pals and the beautiful beaches of the Costa Brava - both of which are an easy 5 minute drive away. About 5 km to the north lies the delightful town of Torroella de Montgri and the lively town of Begur is a similar distance to the south east.

The house is spacious, light and fully modernised whilst retaining the attractive stone walls and tiled floors typical of this area. It has 4 large bedrooms and 4 bathrooms and can sleep 8 to 10 people. Upstairs rooms have beautiful views across the valley and to the sea. The garden is large and laid mainly to lawn with the swimming pool (10 x 5m) as its focus.

The house has a large open plan kitchen, dining and sitting room with a wood burning stove. There is a very spacious entrance hall which leads to the snug which can be used for a more private sitting area and which has an open fire.

There is a huge variety of activities to suit all tastes in this area. The Costa Brava coastline is beautiful and rugged, ranging from sweeping sandy bays to stunning coves with crystal clear water, making it a perfect destination for a summer holiday by the sea. This area boasts a number of top golf courses as well as great cycling around the rice fields, walking in the surrounding forests and sight seeing in the medieval villages nearby. There are also numerous restaurants which offer a wide range of both local and more international cuisine.

Further afield you can find a selection of water parks, the nearest being a 30 minute drive away. To the north lie the roman ruins of Emporda and 30 minutes drive inland is the beautiful city of Girona. The train can be taken into Barcelona from the local train station. The Pyrenees are little more than an hour's drive.


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday villa in Pals, Costa Brava

Rental Basis:
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
Peak Season
16 Jul 2017 - 2 Sep 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Late Summer
3 Sep 2017 - 16 Sep 2017
5 night minimum stay
for 5 nights
Standard price

Changeover Day: Sunday
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Damage Deposit £500

Rates include end of stay cleaning and all bed linen and bath towels.
Rates are per week from Sunday to Sunday. Arrival 4pm and departure 10 am.
Smaller group rates may be available on request.

A 30% deposit is payable on booking to secure the reservation. Balance is payable 8 weeks before departure.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

Please ask the owner or check their rental agreement when booking the property.

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