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Sun, Sea & Culture. Luxury Villa & Pool. Breathtaking Views to Sea. Inc WiFi

8 Reviews
Bedrooms 4
Separate WC's1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 7 nights


Minimum Stay
7 nights


Photos and Description of this 4 bedroom holiday home in Santa Cristina d'Aro

4 bedroom villa with 2 bathrooms & WC. Sleeps 8/9. Private Pool. Great views!

The villa has outstandingly beautiful views of countryside and out to sea. It has been recently extended and refurbished throughout. All 4 bedrooms have sliding patio doors onto terraces, three of which are undercover. There is a private swimming pool with terrace and a stone built BBQ and seating area with a fridge, lighting and electricity. The living room has panoramic views through sliding doors on two sides over the valley and out to sea. The upper terrace is reached through the living room and is equipped with a Grand Hall gas BBQ, a hardwood outside table and chairs for 8 and an antique Indonesian hardwood sofa with cushions. There is a utility room downstairs equipped with a second tall fridge/freezer, a washing machine, dryer and sink unit. The downstairs terrace has further seating and another hardwood sofa with cushions. There is plenty of off street parking if required. The villa is situated in Les Teules midway between Santa Cristina and Castell D'Aro - 3 minutes by car.

Location: Santa Cristina D'Aro is located in the heart of one of the most spectacularly beautiful areas of Spain, the Costa Brava. There is something for everyone here. You are spoilt for choice of beaches with Sant Pol, Sant Feliu and Playa D'Aro less than 10 minutes away by car and the outstanding beach villages of Calella, La Franc and Timariu less than 25 minutes away. The historic and vibrant city of Barcelona is just over 1 hour away by car or train and the beautiful city of Girona can be reached in less than half an hour. For the active and adventurous there are activities including horse riding, wind surfing, quad biking, paint balling, tennis etc, to name but a few all available locally.

Sporting facilities: There are numerous sporting facilities nearby. There is a sports centre opposite the entrance to the urbanisation. The facilities here include, tennis, squash, football, gymnasiums and mini golf. There are many golf courses nearby, the nearest of which is Golf Costa Brava, in Santa Christina d'Aro.

Historical Sights: The beautiful old city of Girona is only a thirty minute drive away. The attractions here include many historical buidlings and the houses that line the River Onyar are a spectacular sight.

Barcelona is less than an hour and a half's drive away and can also be reached by train. The attractions here are too numerous to mention but include Gaudi's Sagrada Familia.

Figueres with the Dali Museum is approximately an hour's drive away.

More Details
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • not suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible

Stuart & Gill Balfour
Member since: 2001
Speaks English, French, German, Spanish, Dutch
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Calendar last updated:
19 October, 2016
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About Stuart & Gill Balfour

We are a family of 4 who live in Brighton, the bustling city by the sea on the south coast of England. We have been coming to the Costa Brava for many years and like to make as many trips as possible to our very special 'home from home'. Quite simply we love the unique air, light and atmosphere that this part of the Costa Brava has to offer.

Why Stuart & Gill Balfour chose Baix Emporda

Myself and my wife Gill came to the area several times to view property with a view to purchase. We could never quite settle on a house which offered accommodation, position & views in equal measure - until we found this house. Here we have the most outstanding views out to the Med, access to some of the most beautiful beaches and bays you will find anywhere in the world and all within a short hop from the UK by plane, or an easy drive through France.

What makes this house unique

Position........... With outstanding countryside & sea views you have the opportunity to enjoy Catalonia, the countryside, it's cities and it's coastline from a base right in the heart of this very special part of the world.


based on 8 holidaymaker reviews

Sun, Sea & Culture. Luxury Villa & Pool. Breathtaking Views to Sea. Inc WiFi
average rating of 5.0 based on 8 reviews

Fabulous Villa – Everything you could want!

  • 5 of 5

My family and I have recently spent a wonderful week at this villa. It is a very spacious and extremely comfortable villa with amazing views over the Costa Brava coastline and hills. There was plenty of space, inside and out for our family to relax. The property is equipped with everything we needed and the owners have thought of many things that you would not expect such as CDs, Books and DVDs. The pool and barbeque area is great and we needed to make a concerted effort to go out for the day. However, when you want to go out, the choice of places to visit is extensive. We liked the vibrant town of Playa d’Aro for its restaurants and shops. We also enjoyed Sant Pol and Lafranc for the beaches.

We took a trip to Girona old town which is well worth the visit and only 30 minutes by car from the villa. Next time we will visit Barcelona which is only an hour away.

We recommend this property for a great holiday and we will be back as soon as we get a chance.

Clive & family - Bromley, UK

  • Review Submitted: Jul 10, 2012
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2012
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A great Bolthole !

  • 5 of 5

A lovely villa in a beautiful area, and a great base for us.

We stayed here for my 50th birthday with my wife and kids aged 20 and 23, and we all had a lovely relaxed holiday.

We had pre-conceived ideas of the Costa Brava as maybe not our cup of tea, but this is an ideal base for exploring the Costa Brava proper.

There are some quite beautiful beaches in the area that are frankly some of the best we have been on. With nice walks and clear blue sea it was very chilled. S'Agaro and Sa'Conca were our favourites.

We went to other towns and villages that were well worth the visit, and you need a car to get the most out of the trip.

Platja D'aro is 5-10 mins in the car & has a large beach, plus lots of shops, bars & restaurants. Classy town that we used mainly for shopping and going out to eat. Nothing rowdy or tacky in sight !

We also went to Barca just over an hour by train & Girona half an hour by car - both obviously wonderful places of interest.

The villa itself has all the amenities that anyone could need, inc nice pool, and when we stayed in, we would have a bbq on the terrace overlooking the hills and sea beyond. Then chill out and watch a bit of telly !

All in all we crammed quite a lot into our trip, but this is a great base to do it from, so that you also feel that you have had a relaxing time.

Fully recommend for all the reasons above - enjoy !

  • Review Submitted: Oct 14, 2011
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2011
  • Source: HomeAway
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London, United Kingdom

Tres agreable maison de vacances

  • 5 of 5

Situee en haute coline, dans un quartier residentiel plutot chic avec une superbe vue dur la mer. La proprietee ne manque de rien. Excellent confort et cuisine hyper equipee. Ideale pour 2 familles ou une tres grande famille, Nos enfants se sont amuses dans la piscine quand nous souhaitions une bonne siesta. A quelques kilometres de magnifique petites plages avec de nombreux restaurants. Nous avons passes de superbes vacances et avons decouvert une tres belle region.

Recomenderons a famille et amis cette proprietee sans aucun soucis.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 30, 2011
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2011
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Hampshire, England

So peaceful!

  • 5 of 5

We visited in September 09, and would certainly take advantage of this marvellous property again. The facilities at the villa are top class, and our children enjoyed the pool immensely!

This property is near to a fantastic stretch of coastline, with great beaches and coves, all of which are safe and clean. Fabulous restaurants closeby too, when you've had enough of cooking.

Do get out and about and explore this area - you won't be disappointed.

  • Review Submitted: May 29, 2010
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2009
  • Source: HomeAway
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Brighton, UK

Not to be missed!

  • 5 of 5

We had a great time here. Luxury accommodation, fantastic views and the barbeque/pool area was terrific. Highly recommended by all our family. Brighton UK.

  • Review Submitted: May 25, 2010
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2009
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Superbes vacances

  • 5 of 5

Très belle villa, comme sur les photos !

Propriétaires très sympathiques. Nous avons passé de superbes vacances sur la Costa Brava, et reviendrons surement...

  • Review Submitted: Jul 28, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2016
  • Source: Abritel, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Julien & Severine for your gracious comments and for being such lovely guests! I am very happy that you and the family enjoyed the villa and our very special area of the Costa Brava. You would be made most welcome at any time in the future! Regards, Stuart. Merci Julien & Severine pour vos aimables commentaires et pour être si beaux invités! Je suis très heureux que vous et la famille apprécié la villa et notre région très spéciale de la Costa Brava. Vous seriez fait les bienvenus à tout moment dans le futur! Cordialement, Stuart.
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Nearest Airport
28 Kilometres
Nearest Barpub
2 Kilometres
Santa Cristina
Nearest Golf
2 Kilometres
Golf Costa Brava
Nearest Train
20 Kilometres
Caldes de Malavella
Nearest Restaurant
2 Kilometres
Santa Cristina
Nearest Beach
4 Kilometres
Sant Pol
Car: recommended

The house is situated on a hillside with truly outstanding views midway between the old towns of Santa Cristina d'Aro and Castell d'Aro. This is an area of great natural beauty with an incredible coastline and a selection of excellent beaches less than 10 minutes by car. There are walking and cycling trails on your doorstep and if it's bars & restaurants that you want there are many local towns on the coast or inland where you can dine in some quite beautiful settings. The historic and important cities of Barcelona and Girona are easy to reach with attractions and places of interest too many to list! Whatever your preferences this area of the Costa Brava in Catalonia truly has something for everyone.....................


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday house in Santa Cristina d'Aro, Baix Emporda

Rental Basis:
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
Low Season
13 May 2017 - 9 Jun 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Mid Season
10 Jun 2017 - 7 Jul 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Peak Season
8 Jul 2017 - 25 Aug 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
My Standard Rate
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees

Our friendly 'meet & greet' will assist with your arrival and familiarise you with the villa, garden & facilities. Our local representative can also be contacted easily during your stay. A comprehensive guide to the villa, local services & amenities will be emailed to you prior to your arrival. A welcome pack including bread, milk, water & orange juice is provided upon your arrival.

A 25% deposit is required to secure your booking. The balance is payable up to 8 weeks before your holiday start date. A refundable 250 Euro cash security deposit is required upon key collection. All utilities are included including electricity, water & gas. The villa will be cleaned prior to your arrival & again upon departure. All bed sheets & towels are provided. Charge for Final Clean: 100 Eur

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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday house in Santa Cristina d'Aro in Costa Brava

Property Type:
  • house
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 200 m²
Location Type:
  • beach
  • rural
  • Family
  • Luxury
  • Broadband Access
  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Parking On Street
  • Towels Provided
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 1 Separate WC
  • Bathroom - Toilet , Bath with Shower
    Bathroom - Toilet , upstairs
    Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Bath with Shower , ensuite
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 9
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Double Bed
    Bedroom 2 - 1 Double Bed
    Bedroom 3 - 2 Single Bed
    Bedroom 4 - 2 Single Bed
  • Bedrooms can be arranged as required with 2 double beds and four singles. An additional single bed can be provided for the largest bedroom if required bringing the total to 9 people.
  • Audio Tape Player
  • Books
  • Books - Fiction / Non-fiction
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Table Football
  • Music Library
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Video Player
  • Balcony
  • Terrace
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Patio
  • Terrace
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • not suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Outdoor Pool
  • Private Pool
  • bay
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • forests
  • library
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation centre
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • water parks
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • horse riding
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • mountain biking
  • sailing
  • diving
  • snorkelling
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing

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