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Joan & Andy Ball

Member since: 2009
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Speaks English, Spanish, Catalan

Large detached hillside villa, private pool with stunning views - sleeps 10

Bedrooms 4
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 7 nights


Photos and Description of this 4 bedroom holiday villa in Baix Emporda - Villa Pacha Mama

10-12 people 4 Bedroom 4 Bathrooms,private pool,covered terraces,spacious

Catalonia Registered: HUTG-007209

Pacha Mama is a new modern and spacious villa set in a tranquil hillside setting with magnificent panoramic views of the mountains and distant sea. The villa is surrounded by beautiful gardens with BBQ and a variety of different seating and eating areas - ideal for relaxing in the sun or shade. The stylish interior has been tastefully designed and equipped for your comfort and enjoyment. All rooms are larger than most other rental villas and each room has 2 sets of double doors leading to a covered terrace with private seating area and views. 4 Bedrooms and 4 large en suite bathrooms. The secure private salt-water pool is nestled amongst trees and also has beautiful vistas. There are ample loungers and chairs for your relaxation. Pacha Mama is also ideal for two families or groups who want a spacious and comfortable holiday. Secure off street parking for 4 cars. The pool is fully secure for use by young children. Many guests comment that the villa is bigger than it appears in the photo

Local places of interest: Calella de Palafrugell: Picture postcard old fishing village with beautiful beaches, coves and typical white seaside houses. Traditional small boat fishing is still practiced here. Llafranc: Sister village to Calella de Palafrugell. It makes for a beautiful walk along the coast between the two villages. Sitting high on the cliffs to the north of Llafranc is the stunning vista from the lighthouse, restaurant and medieval church (ask for the key in the restaurant) of El Far / Sant Sebastian. Pals: Beautifully preserved hilltop medieval village, complete with church, castle, winding cobbled streets and vistas to the Mediterranean. Girona: Medieval city with charming narrow cobbled streets and a perfectly preserved “old quarter”. Girona also has many shops and department stores in the newer part of town. Figueres: Home of the world-renowned Dalí museum. If you have any interest in art this is the place for you. And don’t forget Pubol, a local village with a castle that Dalí renovated

More Local places of interest: Summary of Local Activities: Water Park






Horse-back riding


Local cultural events (numerous in the summer)


Wind surfing

Wind kitting




History trips





Bird Watching

Nature Trails

Quad Bikes

Paint Ball


Beer and wine drinking

More Details
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Joan & Andy Ball (Owner)
Member since: 2009
Call Owner
Speaks English, Spanish, Catalan


based on 23 holidaymaker reviews

Large detached hillside villa, private pool with stunning views - sleeps 10
average rating of 4.826087 based on 23 reviews
Stratford upon Avon


  • 5 of 5

Just spent an enjoyable week in Calonge.The villa is very spacious and comfortable with plenty of room for a large family group. It is well furnished and equipped. It has large bedrooms with comfy beds and four fully tiled large ensuites with walk in showers. A big plus is the recently installed high speed internet connection which is ideal for receiving IPTV.

The owners Joan and Andy were very friendly and helpful and live nearby. We have just booked a long stay family holiday for next year.

  • Review Submitted: Dec 9, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Nov 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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Good location - selective description

  • 2 of 5

Good location but the property is tired and furnishings well used. The decking is need of maintenance and poolside furniture is unusable due to age. Change of sheets and towels never occurred and the wifi was never up for more than 10 mins. The area is lovely and the view great but be prepared to be disappointed as the description is selective at best. Also the deposit is not automatically refunded you have to remember to chase, and chase and well a month after returning I've still not received it!

  • Review Submitted: Sep 16, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: We always welcome and encourage constructive truthful feedback from our clients and pride ourselves on keeping our property well maintained and the furnishing up to date and in good working order. We have received twenty 5 star reviews and one 4 star review over the past seven years and we are aghast at these negative comments. The latest 5 star review was only 2 weeks before this clients arrival. We believe that this review was in retaliation to our contacting the clients regarding the terrible/disgusting state in which they left our villa and the damage caused. One bathroom had vomit all over the walls and floor, rubbish and food was left everywhere which caused insect infection, furniture had been mistreated and some linen had to be discarded as it was so dirty. The villa had to be deep cleaned at an extra cost to ourselves. We ask all our guests to the contract us if there are any issues so we can resolve them or replace or repair items immediately. No contact was made by these clients, including no comments about the internet. As clearly outlined in our contract clean linen is available if requested, which it was not. The outside wood furniture was purchased in 2013/2014. We are saddened by this untruthful review and ask future clients to consider all the other fantastic reviews we have received for our villa and also to note that we already have 2 repeat renters for next year.
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Erholung pur

  • 5 of 5

Wir haben zwei wirklich fantastische Ferienwochen in einem wunderschönen Haus erlebt, die Beschreibung traf voll und ganz zu, die Kinder hatten mit dem Pool und dem sehr angenehmen, nicht gechlorten Wasser, viel Spaß.

Die Umgebung, der super einsame Strand und nicht zuletzt traumhaft schönes Sonnenwetter rundeten den Urlaub perfekt ab.

Wir hatten absolut keine Probleme mit einem sehr freundlichen Vermieter!

Ja, dieses Haus können wir nur empfehlen!

  • Review Submitted: Nov 25, 2014
  • Date of Stay: Oct 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
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Eine gelungene Alternative zu Xmas in Germany

  • 5 of 5

Wir haben die Ferienwohnung über "Ferienwohnung direkt" gebucht. Die Beschreibung dort als auch hier bei homeaway entspricht voll dem, was wir vorgefunden haben. Alles war perfekt sauber, sehr gut eingerichtet und sehr gut ausgestattet. Der Vermieter (Andy), der direkt nebenan wohnt, hat uns alles bestens erklärt und war immer zu Stelle, falls wir einmal ein Problem oder Sonderwünsche hatten.

Da wir in der kalten Jahreszeit vom 20.Dezember bis 31.Dezember da waren, konnten wir leider den sicherlich im Sommer tollen Swimming Pool und die tolle gemütlichen Sitzecken draussen nicht nutzen.

Eigentlich sind es zwei Wohnungen, die über eine Aussentreppe miteinander verbunden sind. Das ist aber nicht störend. In der oberen Wohnung befinden sich zwei tolle große Schlafzimmer, die für Pärchen perfekt geeignet sind. In der unteren Wohnung ist dann das 4-Bett-Zimmer und das Wohnzimmer mit Küche. Das vierte Schlafzimmer ist ein recht kleines Zimmer mit einem Etagenbett in der oberen Wohnung.

Die Lage ist sehr ruhig, so richtig zum Entspannen. Tolle Strände liegen in greifbarer Nähe (ein Mietwagen ist natürlich Voraussetzung), sowie Einkaufsmöglichkeiten und gute Restaurants in Calonge und am Strand (Sant Antoni de Calonge).

Alles in allem haben wir es hier sehr gut angetroffen und können die Unterkunft jederzeit weiterempfehlen und freuen uns jetzt schon auf ein Wiedersehen mit Andy und dem tollen Ferienhaus.

Einfach "lovely".

  • Review Submitted: Feb 2, 2013
  • Date of Stay: Dec 2012
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hello Wifried: Many thanks for your very kind review. We hope to see you and your family again soon. Very Best regards, Andy
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Costa Brava at its best!

  • 4 of 5

We recently spent two weeks in Villa Pacha Mama with our big familiy - generous space for everyone in this villa! We had great vacation on this quiet and beautiful hillside - thank you so much, Andy & Joan!

Martina & Klaus

  • Review Submitted: Oct 21, 2012
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2012
  • Source: HomeAway
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Superbes vacances à Pacha Mama

  • 5 of 5

Nous avons passé 2 semaines à Pacha Mama à 11 personnes (6 adultes et 5 enfants) et nous avons vraiment apprécié notre séjour. La maison est très bien, propre, bien entretenue et bien équipée. Toutes les pièces sont très spacieuses et la terrasse ombragée est très agréable pour profiter des repas à l'extérieur. La piscine salée est très appréciable quand il fait chaud et les enfants en ont bien profité ! (les adultes aussi d'ailleurs ...). Nous avons pu profiter des bons conseils de Andy pour trouver les jolies petites plages et criques alentours. Cette maison est parfaite pour passer d'agréables vacances en famille ou entre amis, et est idéalement située, à proximité des commerces, villages et villes plus touristiques comme Playa d'Aro. Nous y retournerons avec plaisir !

  • Review Submitted: Sep 19, 2012
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2012
  • Source: HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
25 Kilometres
Nearest Barpub
1 Kilometres
Nearest Golf
3 Kilometres
Platja D'Aro
Nearest Train
20 Kilometres
Caldes de Malavella OR Girona
Nearest Motorway
25 Kilometres
Nearest Restaurant
1 Kilometres
Nearest Ski
80 Kilometres
Valter 2000 / La Molina
Nearest Beach
4 Kilometres
Calonge - Sant Antoni
Car: recommended

The villa is located in the Les Gavares hills of Calonge, Costa Brava.The local beach, 4 km from the villa, is called Sant Antoni where you will find huge sandy beaches, a multitude of beach activities and charming secluded beach coves that are set in the cliffs. There are lots of lovely walks and local vineyards with wine tastings. The village of Calonge has a small medieval centre with Castle and church. Palamós is the next town and this fascinating old fishing town still has a fishing fleet where you can watch the catch being landed and buy fish and famous Palamós Prawns caught fresh that morning. Palamós has some fantastic tapas bars if you want to join in with the locals in one of their favourite customs, eating, talking and drinking. Daily lively local markets brimming with fresh local, and mainly organic, produce. There are also a selection of good supermarkets. There is a great water park ten minutes away

Other Activities: Tapas, wine tasting, medieval villages, roman ruins, bird watching, golfing, relaxing, private meditation woods

Golf: We are in the centre of an area that has no less than 9 fabulous Golf Courses.

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Ski: Check out La Molina and Valter 2000


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday villa in Calonge, Baix Emporda

Rental Basis:
per property
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
Late Spring
21 May 2016 - 17 Jun 2016
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Early Summer
18 Jun 2016 - 1 Jul 2016
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Summer Deal
2 Jul 2016 - 15 Jul 2016
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
16 Jul 2016 - 26 Aug 2016
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Late Summer
27 Aug 2016 - 23 Sep 2016
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
Refundable Damage Deposit £232

Rental fees must be paid in full before arrival.
A security deposit of €300 is required.
Children are welcome.
Summary of villa features:
New large villa
3 enormous bedroom suites and 1 bunk bedroom
3 en-suite bathrooms and 1 family bathroom
Located in the lovely Costa Brava
Tranquil setting
Sleeps 10
Private Salt-Water Pool
4 Large shaded terraces for shady dining and relaxation
2 separate eat

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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday villa in Baix Emporda in Costa Brava

Property Type:
  • villa (detached)
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 300 m²
Location Type:
  • beach
  • mountain
  • near the sea
  • Family
  • Luxury
  • Activities Guide
  • Alarm Clock
  • Backpack
  • Basic Soaps
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Parking On Street
  • Sofa Bed
  • Sunbed
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Grill
  • Microwave
  • Mini Refrigerator
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 12 people
  • 4 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , En-suite
    Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , En-suite
    Bathroom 3 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , En-suite
    Bathroom 4 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , Family
  • All the bathrooms are large and fully tiled with large mosaic tiled shower enclosures. All the showers have a large modern shower head and separate hand-held shower attachment. All bathrooms equipped with luxurious towels.
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Large Double Bed , En-Suite bathroom
    Bedroom 2 - 1 Large Double Bed , 1 Sofa bed/Futon , En-Suite bathroom - also has couch, armchair, table, TV
    Bedroom 3 - 4 Single Bed , En-Suite bathroom. Can adjust bed configuration as needed
    Bedroom 4 - 2 Single Bed , Internal bedroom with bunk beds leading off bedroom 2
  • The bedroom suites are luxuriously furnished, have own secure double door entrance, are full en-suite, south-facing, have 2 sets of double doors with individual private terrace and stunning mountain and distant sea-views The covered terraces off the bedrooms have a seating area . Three main bedrooms have their own seating area for those quiet moments. Bedrooms have large wardrobes and storage space. Bedrooms have overhead fans to keep you cool during those hot evenings. Three main bedrooms have television or DVD player to keep the children entertained with the multitude of DVD's available. Tastefully decorated throughout. Cots, baby monitor, high chair can be provided and there is adequate space.
  • Books
  • Books - Fiction / Non-fiction
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Games for Kids
  • Music Library
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Video Player
  • Video Library
  • Balcony
  • Deck Chairs
  • Binoculars
  • Large Cooler
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • Patio
  • Small Cooler
  • Terrace
  • veranda
  • Wood Decking
  • 14 garden chairs
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Outdoor Pool
  • Private Pool
  • autumn foliage
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • laundrette - not serviced
  • forests
  • library
  • live theatre
  • marina
  • museums
  • naturist beach
  • playground
  • recreation centre
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • synagogues
  • theme parks
  • volcano
  • 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
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • golf pass optional
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • pier fishing
  • rafting
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • diving
  • ski
  • snorkelling
  • bay fishing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing
The outside terrace area, off the living room, has a retractable awning and is ideal for shady dinning on those days when the sun is too hot to sit outside. Or you can open the awning for full-sun dinning. There is a big TV with UK, French, Germans, Spanish and Catalan satellite channels. Bose music system. Baby sitting, taxi, airport pick-up and catered poolside dining available on request. In one of the bedrooms there is also a separate TV/DVD with UK satellite channels.

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