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Relaxing holidays: Gorgeous garden, pool, sauna, gym, BBQ, 1,5 km walk to town

People14
Bedrooms 6
Bathrooms4
Separate WC's1
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 2 - 7 nights

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Details
Property
villa
People
14
Bedrooms
6
Bathrooms
4
Minimum Stay
2 - 7 nights

Description

Photos and Description of this 6 bedroom holiday villa in Sils - Villa under pines: 6 BR, 5 BA

Free Wi-Fi. Sauna, Gym, PingPong, Pool, Baby-foot, covered BBQ

Villa Casadevall was built by a well-known local architect about 15 years ago. The layout is quite logical and easy to explain. The building itself consists of a two one-storey wings flanking a central two-storey oval-shaped living room/office, with the pool and garden in front, and the parking lot and driveway to the remote control gate behind. The north wing has five bedrooms: at the end of the hall:

• bedroom 1) an en suite bedroom with a 150x200cm bed, private full bathroom with a separate toilet room, and access directly to the garden/pool area

• bedroom 2) another en suite bedroom with 150x200cm bed and private full bathroom and also direct access to the pool area

• bedrooms 3) and 4) two bedrooms with 135x180cm bedroom facing the driveway side of the house

• bedroom 5) a sort of kiddy bedroom with lots of toys and children´s decoration and with two single 90x180cm beds, and direct access to the pool area - see the photo where you see the babyfoot table just outside the room. • These bedrooms share a full bathroom with bathtub and a shower in the hallway.

On the south wing of the house there is:

• bedroom 6) with two single 90x180cm beds and the bathroom across the hall has a shower stall and the 4-man sauna. This bedroom might have originally been intended as the maid´s room as it is over on the kitchen side of the house and doesn´t have nice built-in closets like the other bedrooms, but it is a good room for kids and situated far away from the other rooms. I often take this room for myself.

• upstairs there is a 40m2 office space/sitting room with two built-in sofas each with a single mattress, so two more guests can sleep up here, but there is no bathroom on this floor so groups of more than 12 often place these mattresses in the bedrooms below…

Beyond the kitchen there is a doorway to the gymnasium with weightlifting and static bicycles and other exercise equipment, and then the very large 4-car garage. The caretaker has installed a electric counter to charge for the electricity you use for the sauna as an extra ever since some guests have left the sauna on for the entire two weeks of their stay. The owner and caretaker here are very relaxed and I don't think they have charged anyone anything extra for the sauna in years.

The split-level living room is bright, spacious and comfortable, set around a large fireplace on one side and TV on wheels on the other. There are two large white sofas and two large poufs and a card table an other assorted chairs, all behind large window panes offering lots of natural light and great views of the pool and pine forest. The lighting is especially nice at night time, with lots of halogen spotlights in the slanting ceiling as well as some free-standing lamps. There is also an old HIFI system that still works and a curiously eclectic collection of old cassettes that I really enjoyed exploring... from Brahms to Willie Nelson! The TV has local digital channels, many of them in original language, so you can always find something in English, and for the kids there are 4 24-hour kiddy channels, including Disney & Clan & Boing & the Catalan TV3.

The kitchen area at Casadevall villa is divided into three rooms, the kitchen, a pantry, and a washroom: The kitchen, which measures about 20m2 or so, is relatively small for such a large house, but has a nice food prep island in the middle and a small table with seating for four. You´ll find the usual double sink, a 4 burner stovetop, oven and extractor, a normal sized dishwasher, a normal 1.8m sized fridge, microwave, toaster, stick mixer, electric drip coffee-maker, stick mixer, juicer, and tea kettle. We did most of our food prep outdoors, and most of our cooking at the bbq. In the pantry you´ll find a large top-loading freezer and plenty of shelving to store your shopping. In the washroom there is a washing machine, a sink for hand washing, and an iron and ironing board.

Taken all together, this makes for around 40 or 45m2 of kitchen space, so maybe I shouldn´t complain about the size of the kitchen, especially given the better than average covered BBQ dining area just outside. This is where most guests will happily enjoy most meals practically year-round, day and night, overlooking the pool and garden.

Undoubtedly the nicest part of the house is the pool and garden area, including a nice covered poolside porch with lots of wicker sofas and lounge chairs. The garden is above average, and the illuminated pool and garden lights at night makes for a very attractive ensemble. For off-season rentals the sauna indoors makes for a fun and somewhat exotic feature, especially for Spain...

Casadevall Villa gets a good thumbs up from me, for its excellent central location and in a private woods near town, (see the Google Earth shot in the carrousel presentation above), and for the very pleasant pool and garden area under pines. The house is also very well cared for by Miquel, the pleasant caretaker (who takes great care of the salt & chlorine pool cleaning) and even offers to bring you fresh breakfast bread and croissants and even fix breakfast for you if you like.

More Details
Suitability:
  • children welcome
  • limited accessibility
  • pets considered
  • smoking allowed

Property Manager
Charlie Williams
Member since: 2008
Speaks English, French, German, Spanish, Italian, Català, Galego
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
10 December, 2016
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Why Charlie Williams chose La Selva

What a wonderful garden and pool and BBQ area! Just perfect! Casadevall is a notable exception from the usual sort of rustic farmhouse property we normally offer. This is the modern 350 m2 house of a local architect, situated in a 10 hectare private fenced & wooded property, mostly Mediterranean pine and cork oak, a 10-minute walk outside of the town of Sils, 65 km north of Barcelona, a short to the commuter train (1h & €6 to Barcelona city center). Built some 18 years ago, this designer house has 6 bedrooms (2 en suite) and 4 bathrooms. along with a 4-person sauna and an exercise room with weights and nautilus machines. By far the most outstanding part of the villa is the garden, with its large triangular unfenced swimming pool, the lovely covered BBQ dining area just out from the kitchen, and the porch, with 4 outdoor sofas & chairs. It is one of the nicest outdoors of any of the houses I offer. A gorgeous private setting under the soothing shade of fragrant pines! Free Wi-Fi.

What makes this villa unique

Great outside space with nice garden under pines, big pool, covered BBQ and dining space, exercise room, 4-man Sauna, table tennis, football table, free WIFI ...

Guestbook comments from the manager

My friends and I stayed at this wonderful Villa this year and will definately be returning in 2015.

The accommodation is immaculate and the surroundings are very pretty and peaceful. The Villa has everything you could want, including a fantastic pool and outside area. It is set in it's own woodland so is very private. the guy who looks after the Villa is Miguel and to say he cannot do enough for you is an understatement, a truly good guy.

I would happily recommend this Villa to any and all.



This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Jul 2015
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Location

Nearest Airport
15 Kilometres
Aeroport de Girona
Nearest Barpub
2 Kilometres
Sils
Nearest Ferry
20 Kilometres
Lloret de Mar
Nearest Golf
8 Kilometres
PGA Catalunya Resort, Caldes de Malavella
Nearest Train
2 Kilometres
Sils
Nearest Motorway
6 Kilometres
Autovía del Nordeste - AP-7 Barcelona to France
Nearest Restaurant
2 Kilometres
Sils
Nearest Ski
90 Kilometres
La Molina
Nearest Beach
20 Kilometres
Lloret de Mar
Car: recommended

Location: this house a short walk outside of Sils, a town 20 km inland from Blanes and Lloret de Mar and the southern resorts of the Costa Brava, just off the N-2 and AP-7 motorways, just under an hour's drive from Barcelona (though I would recommend you leave the car in the free parking at Sils station and make your way around by commuter train: 55 minutes & €6 into Barcelona, 15 to Girona, 30 to Figueres, etc.) The Sils train station is about 1.2 kilometers from the house, a nice walk through field and a couple old farmhouses, and train´s are every hour from 7 am to 11 pm. Sils village itself is not so attractive but very serviceable for its excellent location vis á vis the main sights & beaches, with plenty of shopping, excellent restaurants, daily markets, PGA golf, municipal tennis for €5/hour, spas, etc.

Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday villa in Sils, La Selva

Rental Basis:
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
 
Low Season
1 Oct 2016 - 22 Dec 2016
2 night minimum stay
£1,005
for 2 nights
From
£502
£1,407
 
 
Christmas
23 Dec 2016 - 8 Jan 2017
4 night minimum stay
£1,507
for 4 nights
From
£377
£1,758
 
 
Low Season
9 Jan 2017 - 7 Apr 2017
2 night minimum stay
£1,005
for 2 nights
From
£502
£1,407
 
 
Easter
8 Apr 2017 - 21 Apr 2017
4 night minimum stay
£1,507
for 4 nights
From
£377
£1,758
 
 
Low Season
22 Apr 2017 - 19 May 2017
2 night minimum stay
£1,005
for 2 nights
From
£502
£1,582
 
 
Mid Season
20 May 2017 - 16 Jun 2017
7 night minimum stay
£1,758
for 7 nights
£1,758
 
 
High Season
17 Jun 2017 - 7 Jul 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
£2,194
for 7 nights
£2,194
 
 
Peak Season
8 Jul 2017 - 25 Aug 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
£2,461
for 7 nights
£2,461
 
 
High Season
26 Aug 2017 - 15 Sep 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
£2,194
for 7 nights
£2,194
 
 
Mid Season
16 Sep 2017 - 29 Sep 2017
2 night minimum stay
£1,005
for 2 nights
From
£502
£1,758
 
 
Low Season
30 Sep 2017 - 22 Dec 2017
2 night minimum stay
£1,005
for 2 nights
From
£502
£1,407
 

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Tax Rate 21.0%

Minimum 2 weekend nights in low season 1.200,00 € + 300 € per extra night.
5% discount for 2-weeks bookings.
All services included.
Extra cleaning or cook upon request.

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Facilities

Accommodation and facilities for this holiday villa in Sils in Costa Brava

Property Type:
  • villa
Meals:
  • Self-catering
Housekeeping:
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 360 m²
Location Type:
  • near the sea
  • rural
  • town
  • village
Theme:
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Sports & Activities
General:
  • Fireplace
  • Fitness Room / Equipment
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Washing Machine
Dining:
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 14 people
Bathrooms:
  • 4 Bathrooms
  • 1 Separate WC
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath with Shower , Bidet , Full ensuite bathroom with a separate toilet room.
    Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Bath with Shower , Also ensuite full bathroom.
    Bathroom 3 - Toilet , Bath with Shower , Shared full bathroom with bathtub and shower in the hallway.
    Bathroom 5 - Toilet , Outdoor Shower , Outside shower and toilet next to Pool.
    Bathroom 4 - Shower Enclosure , Bathroom next to kitchen ha a shower stall and the sauna.
Bedrooms:
  • 6 Bedrooms, Sleeps 14
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Large Double Bed , 1 Cot , Direct acces to the garden/pool area. Ensuite bathroom.
    Bedroom 2 - 1 Large Double Bed , Direct acces to the garden. Ensuite bathroom.
    Bedroom 3 - 1 Double Bed , Facing the driveway side of the house. Shared bathroom.
    Bedroom 4 - 1 Double Bed , Facing the driveway side of the house. Shared bathroom.
    Bedroom 5 - 1 Double Bed , 2 Child Bed , Double bed and bunk bed. Shared bathroom. Acces to garden.
    Bedroom 6 - 2 Single Bed , Bedroom with the shower stall and sauna across the hall.
Entertainment:
  • DVD Player
  • Table Football
  • Games
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Stereo
  • Television
Outside:
  • Terrace
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • Veranda
Suitability:
  • children welcome
  • limited accessibility
  • pets considered
  • smoking allowed
Pool / Spa:
  • Private Pool
  • Sauna
Onsite Services:
  • Private Chef
Attractions:
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • marina
  • museums
  • naturist beach
  • recreation centre
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • theme parks
Leisure Activities:
  • horse riding
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • groceries
  • hospital
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • golf
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • snorkelling
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing

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