Villa in Miami Playa - Quiet Location, shops, bars, restaurants, golf & theme park in easy reach
- English, French, German
Neil and I live in Hampshire and spend all our holidays at the villa. The whole family enjoys spending time there from the youngest to the oldest. We fell in love with the area when we first visited Spain in 2004 and stayed in a guest house for a week, spending our time between fishing for cat fish on the river Ebro and visiting the various sites including Barcelona. The people are lovely, there is a real cosmopolitan feel to the place with many European nationalities represented and we have made some good friends. We love to fish, especially on the River Ebro, and in the picture of me above, I am showing off my personal best - a Wels Catfish of 133lbs.
Jan purchased this Villa in 2006
Why Jan chose Miami Platja
This air-conditioned villa is in a great location, set back from the main road (N340) through Miami Playa, so in a quiet residential area, but close enough to the nearest restaurants and bars that you can walk there in the evening. Transport links from Barcelona and Reus airports are good and the nearest train station is just a 5 minute drive away. For us it is a real home from home, well equipped with English style beds, bedlinen and furnishings.
What makes this Villa unique
Our villa is very pretty, air conditioned, comfortable and cleaned to a high standard. Guests love the pool and BBQ area and there is a good range of DVDs, CDs and books that we have provided, not to mention the internet TV and free WiFi. Proper size English beds make a big difference if you are tall! Our feet used to hang over the end of the Spanish beds! If you want to fish the river Ebro, we have an extremely good English guide that we can put you in touch with to book your trips. Also ask if you want us to arrange golf green fees.
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Everything we needed!
The property was pristine clean. It had all the amenities described and the lady was very kind and helpful, leaving us a small welcome pack which we didn't expect.
The weather was warm and sunny but very breezy and the pool was cool :)
I am delighted that you enjoyed your short break with us. I look forward to welcoming you again in the future.
Great place with very well equiped home
House was located in quite part of the Miami Platya. It was really good equiped. Everything what is needed during holiday was available :). I recommed it especially for families with children. They will have fun during the whole day.
I am delighted you enjoyed yourselves. Thank you for your review.
A really lovely villa in Miami Platja
This villa was very well-equipped for a family holiday, although on this occasion we travelled with no children. For me in particular the kitchen was a highlight, as so often holiday villas are not well-equipped for self-catering. Some really useful extras, including a stick blender, decent knives and a decent-sized fridge and freezer. The pool was lovely, and despite it being April, I did swim a few times. It was cleaned during our stay, which is always much appreciated. We really appreciated too the cosy blankets, as it was quite cold in the evenings.
A great selection of books, which could be useful if I had run out of reading material. We did not watch any of the DVDs, but again a good selection. We enjoyed having a choice of places to sit - inside, in the conservatory and outside by the pool, as we do like to eat at a table.
On our first evening we had trouble with the gas supply to the cooker, and Nathalie came very promptly the next day to sort this out.
We went to one restaurant recommended in the house handbook, and enjoyed it very much. We particularly enjoyed going to L'Hospitalet de L'infant just along the coast.
Just a couple of suggestions for improvement in the house which are really minor - the bath towels were really too small; we used our own beach towels instead, so would suggest investing in some bigger, fluffier towels. Also, a cafetiere is much better than a filter coffee machine, and also much quicker. A dressing table, mirror and drawers in the bedrooms would be nice. We could not find enough storage space for our clothes for a holiday of less than two weeks, so we over-flowed into the spare bedroom. There was a problem with the washing machine, which was not draining off the water properly and thus not spinning effectively, so clothes took a long time to dry.
A great holiday villa and very reasonably priced!
Thank you for your review and we are delighted that you enjoyed your stay at the villa and found the kitchen to be well equipped and our agent Nathalie to be helpful and prompt. We are surprised that you found the bath towels too small as they all come from the UK (BHS and Debenhams) and are standard sized bath towels (perhaps you were expecting bath sheets?) We could certainly offer a cafetiere as an alternative to the filter coffee machine. Unfortunately because the windows open inwards, there is no space for any additional furniture in the bedrooms. That said, both bedrooms are equipped with double wardrobes that include hanging space with coat hangers and shelving as well as bedside cabinets that provide 6 drawers per bedroom for storage. There are mirrors in both bathrooms and the master bedroom. The washing machine (brand new in 2014) was not spinning properly because it had been overloaded and this caused the fan belt to come off the drum. This has now been rectified. Thank you once again for booking our villa for your holiday, you would be very welcome to come again.
Sehr komfortable Unterkunft...
Wir hatten einen sehr schönen und entspannten Urlaub in der Villa Savage. Es ist alles vorhanden, was man benötigt. Das Haus ist gut ausgestattet und sauber. Der Pool ist groß genug zum schwimmen und eine schöne Ergänzung zum Meer, das ca. 1,5 km entfernt ist. Es gibt einen umzäunten und abschließbaren PKW-Stellplatz auf dem Grundstück und auch zwei voneinander getrennte Klimaanlagen für heiße Tage.
Wir hatten eine sehr nette Kontaktperson vor Ort (Marina), die uns mit einem Körbchen voller Leckereien empfangen hat. Gerne empfehlen wir die Unterkunft für einen Urlaub an der Costa Dorada weiter.
Maison agréable et reposante tout confort
Nous avons passés une excellent séjour dans la villa. La maison est très propre et bien rangée. Nous y avons trouvé tout l'équipement nécessaire et la climatisation est un atout majeur. La piscine est également très propre et c'est très agréable de pouvoir s'attabler a ses abords de notre terrasse. Nous avons eu l'agréable surprise de voir que quelqu'un venait chaque semaine faire l'entretien.
La maison est au calme, on s'y sent comme chez soi! Nous avons eu un agréable accueil par Marina et nous avons été touché des produits de bienvenue a notre attention.
Le propriétaire est très gentil et réactif lors de nos échanges par mail.
En résumé nous recommandons sans hésiter cette location où il fait bon vivre et n'hésiterons pas a y retourner lors d'un prochain séjour en Espagne.
Je suis très heureuse que vous avez passé de bonnes vacances. Merci pour vos commentaires positifs.
Je serais ravie de vous accueillir à nouveau dans la villa.
Séjour très agréable
Nous avons bénéficie d' un très bon accueil , la maison est fonctionnelle très bien entretenue .il est agréable de prendre les repas dans la loggia face à la piscine qui a fait le bonheur de mes enfants.
Nous y reviendrons avec plaisir .
Je suis heureuse que vous ayez apprécié votre séjour. Merci bien.
Special interest holidays:
Ideally located for golf with Bonmont golf course just 6km from the villa and several other venues in easy distance. Why not come for a golfing break? (Quotes available, golf passes can be arranged.)
Guided cat and carp fishing can be arranged on the River Ebro, which is just 35 minutes' drive away. The Ebro, Spain's longest river is famed for its Wels catfish to 200 lb and also has a good head of river carp and zander. The river carp come in all sizes up to 40lbs but even the small ones will give you a really good fight. Please ask for prices.
The European blue flag beach, Playa Cristal is in Miami Playa and is just 1 mile away. Alternatively 2.5 miles away is the 3km long golden sandy beach of L'Hospitalet de l'Infant. The pretty fishing ports/seaside resorts of Cambrils and L'Ametlla del Mar are also within easy reach and are well worth a visit.
Reus airport is 18 miles from the villa. Barcelona airport is approximately 75 miles from the villa. Car hire is available at Barcelona and Reus airports. There are good train connections all along the coast with the nearest station to the villa in L'Hospitalet de l'Infant, which is 2 miles away. A train to, or from Barcelona will take approx 1.5 hours. Buses are also available for local journeys.
Port Aventura, Universal Studios' largest theme park outside of the USA, is at Salou which is 16 miles from the villa and can be reached by car or by train from L'Hospitalet del Infant.
Tarragona (approx. 20 miles) with its Roman ruins, city walls, Roman amphitheatre and Cathedral not to mention its shops and market is well worth a visit by car or by train.
If you fancy a trip to Madrid, a new high speed rail service now takes just 3 hours to reach Spain's capital city.
There is a good selection of restaurants in Miami Playa to suit every pocket and plenty of bars. There are a number of supermarkets and food shops in the town. Banks are also available.
Tennis - close to the Bonmont Golf Club is Vanessa Park Tennis Club which has 4 double clay courts which can be rented by the hour.
Bird watching - The Ebro offers the opportunity to see many different species of birds. The Delta is a rice growing region which is well known for pink flamingoes. The Sebes Nature Reserve at Flix has one of the largest natural reedbeds in Europe and is home to many species of resident and migratory birds.
Walking - there are many trails in the mountains inland from Miami, suitable for novices and experts alike.
Horse riding and watersports are also available locally.