The Good News - Although booked for most of June, July and August, Can Ralet is still free up to June 8th, from June 22nd to July 5th, from August 3rd to August 10th and from September 7th onwards.
Theoff-season periods offer a lot - the beaches are often emptier, but the sea is just as warm. Down near the beaches the bars and restaurants are all going strong, but you should be able to park more easily and the waiters (and waitresses!) are not so stressed.
And however busy the villages are, our regular guests know that they can always find peace and quiet - and greenery - and space - here, only minutes away from the beach.
So if you're looking for somewhere that provides easy access to some of the Costa Brava's loveliest coastline and its friendliest small resorts, Can Ralet is the answer. If you want to be near some of the best restaurants in Spain, Can Ralet is an ideal centre. Not to mention our 'Ruta de Vino' that takes you to some of the area's best wineries. (Let us know in advance and we can make a booking for you to visit a bodega.) Neighbouring Palafrugell has the most impressive wine mercant in Spain, with bottles from €1.50 to €20,000!
And if you want to sleep peacefully, away from the noise and bustle, Can Ralet is quiet and peaceful. Open fields, a 'self-help' vegetable garden and the scents of eucalyptus and jasmine. And if you're a bird-watcher, this year we have welcomed Golden Orioles and a Kestrel (not very popular with our chickens!).
Can Ralet consists of two bedrooms (one double bedroom, one twin bedroom), a kitchen diner, a cozy sitting room with a library, TV, and a selection of CD's and even vinyl! There's a spacious bathroom and French windows lead to the ‘Italian’ garden giving on to extensive lawns and overlooking the house’s vegetable garden. The kitchen/diner gives on to a charming covered floral terrace featuring a large dining table and sitting area. A Norwegian guest said recently that he's coming back next year simply to relax and read.
Parking is on the lawn less than 5 yards from the terrace. Both Llafranc and Tamariu offer (in addition to their charming beaches), numerous restaurants, hotels and cafés. There is also a restaurant and bar in the (rather Ritzy) hotel at the San Sebastian lighthouse, as well as a very fashionable Japanese restaurant and a relaxed bar in what used to be the lighthouse-keeper's house. On Cala Pedrosa there is an informal beach bar offering drinks and excellent light meals during the summer months. Do let us know in advance if you'd like us to make a restaurant reservation or recommendation.
Oh, and by the way. We've a sturdy bicycle for those who want to 'pop' down to the local shop for a loaf, a croissant or a bottle of wine. It's uphill on the way back, though!