Verified Review icon check navigate-up navigate-left navigate-right expand mail svg-lightning svg-24hr svg-house svg-sleeps svg-bedrooms svg-bathrooms svg-stay svg-toilet calendar svg-report-flag pet-dog svg-multiunit Default Owner Icon heart-filled Family icon
Book Online or call HomeAway Booking Assistance +44 (0) 800 917 5992
Book Online or call HomeAway Booking Assistance +44 (0) 800 917 5992


Bedrooms 3
Space 1,722 sq. ft.
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 7 nights


About the property

...and please also see the descriptions provided by our guests in their reviews.

We know you have lots of villas to choose from, so our first five bullet points describe what makes our villa different - hopefully you'll like them, and read on....

---FIRSTLY, none of the terraces, gardens, barbeque, swimming pool, or poolside areas, are overlooked, nor do they overlook any other properties.

---SECONDLY, there are no other properties in front of the villa, nor to the right, nor to the left, of the villa. There are two properties to the rear, but they don't affect our privacy at all.

---THIRDLY, there is a short, flat walk into the village (please note that a short section of the road has no footpath).

---FOURTHLY, the garden is flat, extensive and very accessible.

---And FINALLY, there are uninterrupted views of an unblemished wooded hillside across the valley opposite the villa.


Do have a quick look through the 43 wonderful reviews provided by our previous guests, at the bottom of this page. We are very proud to have received so many positive recommendations from so many people - and we hope you will find their views and comments helpful and reassuring.

CASA ORIOL is an individually designed luxury villa, carefully furnished, and fully equipped, to ensure that it will provide all our guests, across all age groups, with a wonderful and memorable holiday. It is situated within a small and exclusive residential area, within walking distance of the medieval village of Calonge, with its restaurants, cafes, bakers, and supermarket - all set within the beautiful ‘Les Gavarres’ mountains, with the Mediterranean sea and many magnificent sandy beaches within 10 minutes easy drive. The villa is gated and secure, with ample parking space for two large cars.

THE GARDENS are extensive, mature and flat, fully landscaped with pathways and low level stone walling throughout, and planted with trees, palms, shrubs, herbs and bushes – including 80m² of grassy lawn, as well as a large hard surface area for boules, badminton and other games. There is also a spacious shady pergola with a hammock, and its own coffee table & chairs, providing yet more alternative ‘al fresco’ relaxation space. Another feature of the garden is the large wooden summerhouse, used mainly for storage, and here you will find the two bicycles, pool toys and inflatables, the boules, games, beach equipment, and extra chairs etc.,

THE OUTDOOR DINING TERRACE, with its own large dining table and chairs for six people, overlooks the swimming pool, has uninterrupted views to the wooded hillside across the valley, and is only a few steps away from the stone barbeque. Two sets of double patio doors open directly out onto the external terraces, gardens, and pool area - and, when left open, merge the interior of the villa with the exterior, to create one overall living space.

ALL THREE BEDROOMS have excellent remote-control ceiling fans to keep you cool at bedtime, and each bedroom window is fitted with retractable insect blinds so that the windows can be left open for extra cooling, if required. There are also two large portable upright fans to provide a cooling breeze through the rest of the villa, if the going gets a bit hot.

The SWIMMING POOL is south facing and gets the sun all day. The pool is 8 metres by 4 metres, is 2 metres deep at the deep end, and 1 metre deep at the shallow end, with roman steps down into the pool at one side of the shallow end. It is surrounded by extensive poolside space for six cushioned sun loungers, two high-back chairs, side tables, and two large sun umbrellas, together with large beach towels for your extra comfort. There is also a hot/cold poolside shower, and the pool will be checked, cleaned, and maintained for you, at least twice a week.

HELP and ADVICE ‘before’ you decide: - We have been on villa holidays ourselves for many years, and we know just how important it is to ensure that you select the right villa, located in the right area, for your holiday. For example, it may be helpful for you have extra photos, or more information about the villa, or flights, airports, directions, hire cars, places to visit, beaches, restaurants, supermarkets, markets, websites etc.… So, if you would like any further information at all to help with your decision, we will be very happy to provide it for you – without any obligation at all on your part.

HELP and ADVICE ‘during’ your holiday: - If you wish, we will arrange to have our excellent, and very friendly and knowledgeable agents, Jim and Samantha, meet you when you arrive, show you around the villa, and where everything is, and also demonstrate how everything works. They live closeby and you will have their mobile numbers – and they will also be very happy to help you with any problems, questions, or queries you might have during your stay. There is no charge for this service.

PEACE OF MIND. We hope that providing you with this comprehensive level of help, advice and support, both before, and throughout, your holiday will provide you with the peace of mind needed in order to ensure that you have a very safe, enjoyable, and memorable holiday.

SECURITY: - To ensure your and our security, we only advertise our villa on this trusted Homeaway website – so, to ensure this maximum security, please only use the contact and payment methods set out on this website – and, by all means, also initially contact me, Douglas Weldon, directly by telephone, on the numbers provided, and/or on my UK home number 0044 (O)1242 576 715, or my UK mobile 0044 07788 615 336. Making direct personal contact ensures all our security.

THANK YOU for considering our villa – we, (and all our previous guests!), know that all the comfort and unique advantages of staying at our villa, combined with all the fantastic options provided by this beautiful area, will ensure that you will have a really wonderful holiday….

Douglas and Barbara

More Details
Registration Number : HUTG-007661-47

Doug and Barbara
Member since: 2006
Premier Partner

This partner has demonstrated and is committed to fast response times, the best rates, and a great guest experience.

Speaks English
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
21 September, 2018

About Doug and Barbara

We are a retired couple in our mid sixties, have been married for 42 years, (where did it go!), with two sons who have now left home, and we think ourselves very lucky indeed to own such a beautiful villa in such a beautiful part of the world.

Before building our villa in Calonge 8 years ago, we knew that we wanted it to be in a location:- where we could walk into the local village - which was not overlooked - was on a large, flat plot - was south-facing - and which had lovely uninterrupted views!

It was a very tall order and we had to spend many years waiting for exactly the right location to become available but, in the end, the exclusive development of 'Puig Rosell', became available, and we were lucky enough to be on the spot to snap up exactly the location we had always dreamed of.

Doug and Barbara purchased this villa in 2007

Why Doug and Barbara chose Calonge

For us, the villa and it's location was perfect in every way - and after many years of research, it was exactly what we knew we had always wanted, and had been waiting many years to find!

We, (and, thankfully, all our guests over the last 6 years), believe that our villa has the unique qualities and attributes which makes it stand out from all the other excellent villas in our area...

...and, having had many years of family villa holidays ourselves, we are really happy to be able to offer our villa, and our help and advice, to all prospective guests - in the belief that everyone who has their holidays at Casa Oriol will have a really wonderful and memorable holiday - just as we have always done..

What makes this villa unique

So, we hope we have covered and described all the unique features in the remainder of our advert, but if there is any further information, more detailed description, more photos, or any help, information or advice, you might need, please don't hesitate to ask.

We will be delighted to help in whatever way we can - whether you finally choose our villa or not - and without, of course, any obligation at all on your part.

We know how crucial it is for you to make sure that you select exactly the right villa for your family, so please ask us any questions or queries you might have.

And, in case it might be helpful to you, we are lucky enough to have had over 40 'five star' reviews from previous guests, so do have a look through them to see what other holidaymakers have said.

Thanks - we hope you will consider having your holiday at our villa - you'll have a wonderful time.

Best wishes.

Doug and Barbara.

Guestbook comments from the owner

Casa Oriol is an oasis of calm and tranquility. The photos only allow a glimpse of what the villa really has to offer - we are delighted to have had the opportunity to stay.

The villa is a credit to Doug & Barbara - right from the moment we arrived, we knew we had made the right choice for our holiday on the Costa Brava. Immaculate, well equipped, clean, and with extras we have never had at villas we have stayed at before.

The pool and gardens were outstanding and were a particilar favourite of our 3 year old, who spent so much time wandering around the many hidden paths and exploring the areas, finding snails, stick insects, lizards, and much more !

The weather was spectacular except for two dull days, and the children visited the very handy park area next door.

We walked into Calonge, visited Sant Antoni beach, Platja D'Aro, Palafrugell, LLafranc and Begur, all equally good.

We can't speak highly enough of Doug & Barbara, and Casa Oriol.
Jun 2010
  • 1 of 23


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday villa around the Calonge around the El Baix Empordà

Property Type:
  • villa (detached)
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 1722 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 16:00 / Check-out: 11:00
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • beach
  • mountain
  • near the sea
  • village
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Luxury
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Activities Guide
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Bottled Water
  • Broadband Access ...
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Safe
  • Security System
  • Thermos Flask
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Tumble Dryer ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Free Wifi
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Freezer ...
  • Grill
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Hob ...
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • En suite Bathroom - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
    Family Bathroom - Toilet , Bath with Shower , Bidet
  • Two large, luxury, modern and fully tiled bathrooms. The large family bathroom has a full size bath with shower over and shower curtains, plus a toilet and a bidet.. The large ensuite bathroom is ensuite to the master bathroom, with a walk-in tiled shower area plus a toilet. Both bathrooms have washbasins set in modern marble-topped vanity units with large mirrors with built-in lights, and drawers and shelves for all your bathroom kit. We provide bath & hand towels for each person. (There is also an Outside Shower located beside the pool).
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • First Twin - 2 Single Bed , The beds can be joined to provide a double bed if preferred.
    Master - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed , Extra large comfortable double bed.
    Second Twin - 2 Single Bed , Two comfortable twin beds.
  • All three bedrooms have ample built-in cupboard space, bedside tables and bedside lamps. The Master Bedroom has a large ensuite bathroom, with a walk-in tiled shower. The first twin bedroom has two twin beds which can be joined to form a large double bed, if that is preferred. The second twin bedroom has two twin wooden framed beds. All three bedrooms have excellent 3-speed ceiling fans, with remote controls, to keep you cool at bedtime when necessary. All three bedrooms are also fitted with excellent roller window insect blinds so that the windows can be left fully open for extra coolness at night, if preferred. A child's cot and highchair is available on request.
  • Books ...
  • Books - Fiction / Non-fiction
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games ...
  • Music Library ...
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Beach Towels
  • Bicycles ...
  • Binoculars
  • Terrace ...
  • Golf ...
  • Garden ...
  • Barbecue ...
  • Patio
  • Veranda ...
  • Ski & Snowboard ...
  • Terrace
  • veranda
  • 2 bicycles
  • 8 garden chairs
  • 6 deck chairs
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Outdoor Pool
  • Private Pool ...
  • autumn foliage
  • bay
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • forests
  • library
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation centre
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • 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
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • mountain biking
  • paragliding
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • diving
  • ski lift pass
  • ski pass optional
  • ski
  • snorkelling
  • bay fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing
The villa is fully equipped to ensure that you will have everything you need. If not, we'll get it for you !! The full list of ‘facilities’ is above - but here are a few extra details:- We provide you with a 'Welcome Pack' of wine, water, olives and nibbles - with our compliments. The villa is adjacent to an area of landscaped green open space, which also has a small infant play area nearby. There is good weekly street market in the local village of Calonge. The superfast Wi-Fi is capable of providing for up to 6 separate devices being used simultaneously, with Wi-Fi reach throughout the villa, the gardens, the pergola and the poolside – and even providing Wi-Fi access on the beaches of some local beaches !! There are lots of external terrace lights, including underwater pool lighting, which means that you can swim and barbecue etc, late into the evenings. For extra security, there is an easy to use ‘alarm system’ which can be easily set when you leave the villa unoccupied.


Exceptional! 5/5 -
(47 traveller reviews)

95% Complete
4% Complete
0% Complete
0% Complete
0% Complete
average rating of 4.9574466 based on 70 reviews


  • 5 of 5

We have just returned from a really wonderful 2-week holiday at Casa Oriol.

The villa is even better than the descriptions and the photos, and it was very clean, comfortable, and was fully equipped with everything we needed.

The terraces, the pergola, and the large garden gave us plenty of room to ‘spread out’, and the pool and BBQ were perfect.

Doug (the owner) and Samantha (the local agent) looked after us exceptionally well –‘thank you’ to them.

We agree with all the other reviews – we had a five-star holiday…

Highly recommended - we will be back !!!!

Chris and family.

  • Review Submitted: 11-Mar-2017
  • Date of Stay: August 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Many thanks for giving us such a ‘fantastic’ review. It’s very rewarding for us to know that we are providing our guests with a five-star holiday. We will continue to do everything we can, to make sure that we maintain this very high standard. Doug and Barbara.
Did you find this review helpful?
15 0

Excellent family villa and pool.

  • 5 of 5

Lots of things to do in the area, many great beaches, local markets, easy access for a day trip to Barcelona or simply relax in the great pool and garden.

  • Review Submitted: 13-Aug-2018
  • Date of Stay: July 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: It's great to have another review saying the villa is 'excellent' - thank you so much - and we'll make sure we keep it up to that very high standard. Doug and Barbara.
Did you find this review helpful?
4 0

Fantastic, well equipped villa in great location

  • 5 of 5

We have all had an absolutely fantastic holiday here, we didn't want to leave! This villa is by far the best one we've ever stayed in - plus it has everything you can think of! The well equipped kitchen made cooking for my family a pleasure and the bedroom ceiling and free standing fans meant we were lovely and cool at night time. The swimming pool was definitely our favourite place to be - my children spent hours in there! The location is fabulous - lovely and quiet but a really short drive to supermarkets and the great beach at Sant Antoni. Calonge is beautiful, a pretty old market town plus we also visited the Dali Musuem in Figueres and Empuries Greek and Roman site in L'Escala - both were great days out. Doug and Barbara have been so helpful, right from before we even finalised our booking and, when at the villa itself, Sam couldn't have been more helpful and kind. We can't recommend this lovely villa highly enough!

  • Review Submitted: 13-Aug-2017
  • Date of Stay: July 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are really delighted to know that Claire and her family all had an absolutely fantastic holiday - and we're very grateful for recommending our villa so highly, after their two-week stay. Thank you for such a very complimentary review, Claire. Doug and Barbara.
Did you find this review helpful?
13 0

Excellent location, superb facilities

  • 5 of 5

This property is exactly as described on the website. The location is superb, the villa benefiting from sunny and shady spots all through the day, its higher position attracting a gentle breeze to cool you down. The pool is a delight. We took advantage of the amazing Costa Brava beaches, enjoyed the local restaurants, relaxed in the old town of Calonge, visited the amazing medieval village of Pals, the City of Girona and the wonderful Dali museum in Figueres - and there's a lot more to do if you have the time! The owners were great hosts, faciliting a great holiday and providing a lovely home. A great holiday.

  • Review Submitted: 07-Aug-2017
  • Date of Stay: July 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: It's really good to know that Steve and his family had a "great holiday" and that they thought all our facilities were "superb" - because that's exactly what we work very hard to provide for all our guests. Thanks for such comprehensive and positive feedback about your family's holiday, Steve. Douglas and Barbara.
Did you find this review helpful?
12 0

Wonderful Villa in Beautiful surroundings

  • 5 of 5

We came to this villa with high expectations as members of our family had stayed here before and recommended it to us. Our expectations were not only met but exceeded. The villa is comfortable and well equipped, attention to detail in every area is remarkable. The grounds are beautifully laid out and planted, with areas of sun and shade providing a perfect setting to enjoy the peace and quiet. The pool was perfect for cooling off in the heat of the day and was checked and cleaned four times during our two week stay. The owners, Douglas and Barbara, and their local agent, Sam, were helpful and attentive at every stage of the process.

Great villa, great service, wonderful holiday,

We hope to return!!

  • Review Submitted: 18-Jun-2017
  • Date of Stay: May 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are really proud to have received such positive, and complimentary, comments about the villa, and our service for guests. We will always try very hard to be deserving of such praise. Thank you for your review, and we are really glad that you had a "Wonderful Holiday" - and we hope you will return soon. Douglas and Barbara.
Did you find this review helpful?
11 0

A Beautiful Family Villa with Amazing Pool

  • 5 of 5

We spent 5 nights in Barcelona ahead of driving down to this wonderful villa. It was peaceful and private, and the children adored the pool. It was difficult to get them away from it! We were well looked after by the the owner before we went to the villa. Great email communication meant peace of mind! Also, Sam was great while we stayed at the villa. The pool was the highlight of our holiday. The house was comfortable and the facilities were spot on. A home from home. We could walk to local restaurants, and the small town, but some of the walk was on the road so you have to be careful, particularly if coming home in the dark! I warmly recommend this villa to anyone, and I would definitely go back there!

  • Review Submitted: 08-Jul-2016
  • Date of Stay: August 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you very much for such a wonderful review, especially your very positive comments about how easy and clear all our pre-holiday correspondence was - and how well you were then looked after whilst on holiday. Thank you for your warm recommendation of Casa Oriol and we hope to welcome you back for another memorable holiday very soon,
Did you find this review helpful?
14 0


Nearest Airport
45 Kilometres
Girona airport - 45 minutes drive
Nearest Barpub
1 Kilometres
Calonge Village
Nearest Ferry
110 Kilometres
Nearest Golf
10 Kilometres
Club Golf D'Aro - 18 hole Championship Course
Nearest Train
25 Kilometres
Caldes De Malavella for Barcelona Express
Nearest Motorway
25 Kilometres
Jct 10 of the AP7 - we provide clear directions..
Nearest Restaurant
0.4 Kilometres
Restaurants 'Can Tia' and 'La Jovita' 5 mins walk
Nearest Ski
160 Kilometres
Valter 2000
Nearest Beach
2 Kilometres
Magnificent beaches nearby - 10 minutes drive
Car: recommended

This unique area of the Costa Brava remains unspoilt, and is characterised by green, lush rolling hillsides covered in evergreen cork, olive and oak. The villa terraces look out over one such hillside.

There are magnificent beaches, sandy coves, and historic coastal and ancient inland villages to visit, all within easy driving distance. The local area also has beautiful coastal walks and countryside trails to enjoy.

Two very good restaurants, ‘Can Tia’ and ‘Samal’ are less than 15 minutes flat walk (for info’ a short section of the road has no footpath, but no-one has yet had any problems with this). There are, of course, many other restaurants, both ‘fine dining’ and ‘traditional’, within close driving distance.

There are two excellent supermarkets in the village, stocking everything you will need. ‘Eurospar’ is only 10 minutes walk, and has freshly baked baguettes and croissants. ‘Suma’ is 5 minutes drive and it has an excellent rotisserie.

The historic town and active fishing port of Palamos, is only a ten minute drive, and you can buy fresh fish and prawns from the trawlers, in the town’s fish market every evening.

It's very easy to get to the wonderful cities of Barcelona, Girona and Perpignan for a day out, by train or car, and the beautiful and historic towns of La Bisbal, Besalu, Cadaques and Figueres, are even nearer.

There are plenty of activities for young people, including all the usual water-sports, plus cycling (there are two bikes at the villa), kayaking, snorkelling, scuba-diving, horse riding, karting, quad-biking, tennis, and a large water park - all nearby.

Getting to the villa is very easy indeed – with excellent road and rail links, and a good choice of airports. ‘Girona’ airport is only 40 minutes easy drive, and ‘Barcelona’ and ‘Perpignan’ airports are only 90 minutes drive away. (But, wherever you are coming from, we will provide you with all the advice, and clear directions you might need).


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday villa around the Calonge,

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
Convert Currency
Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
22 Sep 2018 - 26 Oct 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
27 Oct 2018 - 14 Dec 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
15 Dec 2018 - 4 Jan 2019
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 £250

For everyone's security, we will only use the recommended ' HOMEAWAY SAFE PAYMENT METHODS'

We would prefer the 'Bank to Bank Transfer' method, recommended by Homeaway, because this is the safest and most secure for all parties - and you can choose to pay into our UK Bank Account (Lloyds), or into our Spanish Bank Account (Bankia) - in Sterling, or in Euros, whichever you prefer.

And we strongly recommend that we speak personally on the telephone at an early stage of your booking.

A 25% deposit is required at the time of booking, with the remaining balance to be paid 8 weeks before the holiday start date.

We strongly recommend that you take out holiday insurance because we cannot provide any refund once the final balance has been paid, unless we can re-let the villa.

- We have drawn up a basic set of 'Terms & Conditions' which deal mainly with security and safety issues for you and your family, and we ask you to please confirm that you are happy to accept them, before confirming your booking

- Changeover day is usually Saturday, but we may be able to be flexible on bookings outside the peak summer period.

Thank you.

Doug and Barbara.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund for cancellations more than 14 days before check-in date.
  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.
Ask Owner a Question

You might like these similar holiday rentals