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Enric & Gemma

Member since: 2009
Call Manager
Speaks English, French, Spanish, Italian

A splendid XVIII century antique house with garden, swimning pool & porch - Catalina House

15 Reviews
People9
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms3
Separate WC's1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 7 nights

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Overview

Photos and Description of this 3 bedroom holiday home in Pals - CAN CARANTA

3 Double Bedrooms House to sleep up 8 in Costa Brava, at 5 km from the beaches

A splendid old town house with 225 square meters of built are and 100 square meters of fantastic garden with a swimming pool and porch.

The house has been completely refurbished mixing the XVIII century antique house with XXI century avant-garde architecture. Fantastic location in the centre of the medieval town of Pals (Girona).

The house has a very nice living room with a fire place. The place is decorated with a mixture of Antique and contemporary furnishings to offer all the commodities. The house is equipped with a WIFI connection.

If you’re a big group or family we can also rent you the house beside. The house belongs to a complex of 2 houses. It has the same characteristics. The 2 houses may accommodate up to 16-18 guests.

The houses are sharing only the car park (2 vehicles each house).

Register Number: HUTG001745 / HUTG001746

SURROUNDING AREA: 'Can Caranta' is situated on the Medieval town of Pals. All around the town centre you can see splendid Gothic buildings, like the present-day museum of submarine archaeology Ca La Pruna, a fortified mansion from the 15th-16th century. It also holds a permanent exhibition of wines and cavas of Catalonia, a room offering temporary exhibitions of painters and sculptors.

In the town of Figueres (at 40Km) you will find Salvador’s Dali Museum. At 10 Km is La Bisbal d'Empordà famous for its ceramics. Close by are the Roman ruins at Ullestret, and many other historic medieval villages. Girona - capital of the province, with its Roman and Arabic history which can be seen in the old part of the city, also has a modern side, with great shopping, restaurants and night clubs (a 35 minutes drive).

ACTIVITIES / LEISURE: One of the most characteristic pictures of the coastline is the wide-open 3.5 kilometre long Pals beach with the Medes Islands in the background. Its special topography makes it the ideal spot to practice all types of water sports like windsurfing. Or if you prefer enjoying the surrounding secluded beaches of: Sa Riera, Sa Tuna, Aiguablava, Calella de Palafrugell or Llafranc (10minutes by car). Small sandy bays with rocky headlands, pine trees and clean water.

Only a few kilometres from Pals, in the town of L’Estartit, is the Medes Islands Marine Reserve, an archipelago formed by seven small islands that are admired the world over by people who practise underwater sports. A perfect place to practise: scuba diving, sea watching, snorkelling... and you don’t need to be an expert, because you will find professionals who will guide you and show you the most marvellous places in this privileged sea bed.

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Details for holiday home Catalina House, 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 9, 3 Bathrooms, 1 Separate WC

A splendid old town house with 220 square meters of living space and 100 square meters of fantastic garden with a swimming pool and porch.

The house has been completely refurbished mixing the XVIII century antique house with XXI century avant-garde architecture. Fantastic location in the centre of the medieval town of Pals (Girona).

The house has a very nice living room with a fire place. The place is decorated with a mixture of Antique and contemporary furnishings to offer all the commodities. The house is equipped with a WIFI connection.

If you’re a big group or family we can also rent you the house beside. The house belongs to a complex of 2 houses. It has the same characteristics. The 2 houses may accommodate up to 16-18 guests.

The houses are sharing only the car park (2 vehicles each house).

Register Number: HUTG001745 / HUTG001746

Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Singles
  • children welcome
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
Enric & Gemma (Property Manager)
Member since: 2009
Call Manager
Speaks English, French, Spanish, Italian

About Enric & Gemma

As a partner of a small family business dedicated to the restoration of properties, I'm delighted to become a member to offer our Houses and Apartments, which I hope will be the future of great experiences for our guests ....

If you like more information about our properties, please see our website: www.gemric.es

Enric & Gemma purchased this house in 1795

Why Enric & Gemma chose Baix Emporda

This house belongs to our family from generations. The last years we have been doing improvement works to offer a comfortable old house experience.

We love to offer a magnificient stay to all our Guests. Making them feeling at home.

Reviews

4.7
based on 15 holidaymaker reviews

Catalina House
average rating of 4.733333 based on 15 reviews
4

Lovely house and ideal location

  • 4 of 5

We had a lovely holiday in Pals, the house Can Caranta was super with everything we needed. The best thing though, was the location with local shops on the doorstep and great restaurants and cafes within walking distance. The old town is charming and there are many interesting places to visit within a short drive. Most enjoyable.

  • Review Submitted: Sep 25, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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5

Summer holidays with friends

  • 5 of 5

Maison tres fonctionnelle, chaleureuse et agreable idealement située dans le ravissant village de Pals.

1h de Barcelone, 30 mn de Girone et 15 mn de la magnifique plage de Callela de Palafrugell.

Nombreux golfs aux alentours.

Nous recommandons vivement cette maison.

Suggestions : un parasol pour la terrasse et la clim dans toute la maison (actuellement uniquement dans une chambre)

Merci a Enric pour sa disponibilité et sa gentillesse et Maria pour ses conseils.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 16, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

The perfect place

  • 5 of 5

Can Caranta is a marvelous place to live, pretty comfortable, perfect decoration, very close from everywhere and so nice. The beaches around are very beautiful and if you go like us with our children, they will enjoy so much in the swimming pool and feel secure as if they where at home. We recommend it for sure!

  • Review Submitted: Jul 24, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2015
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5

What a lovely place --- we had a wonderful time!

  • 5 of 5

We were two families vacationing together (total: 5 adults, 3 kids under age 5). This location was perfect, for grownups and kids alike.

Very nice house in the most beautiful region of the Costa Brava without mass tourism. Relaxingpool and garden Inside the house it is very spacey and there is everything you need.. Its location was perfect for exploring this beautiful area of Catalonia. We really enjoyed exploring the immediate countryside, there are several beautifully preserved medieval villages within easy cycling distance.

The beds were comfy and the bed linen and towels of a good quality. The house was clean and well presented. The kitchen facilities are excellent and all 8 of us really could sit in comfort and enjoy our meals in the pleasant dining area. The glasses, crockery and cutlery were all more than adequate. (We didn't use the BBQ or eat in the garden so I can't comment on this experience.)

The village is full of restaurants so there is no need to cook if you don't want to and no need to drive in the evenings. We tried 3 restaurants and they were all good.

The last day we did part of the 'Cami de Ronda', an ancient smugglers path along the stunning coastal scenery of the Costa Brava. The section we did, between the beach at Pals and SaRiera is beautiful, with stunning virgin coves along the way. The Costa Brava region of Spain is a "must see" for anyone who loves travel.

We are hoping to come back as we didn't have enough time to see it all!. Thank you for all your help in making it a magical week for us all, we enjoyed our stay immensely!

Thanks again Enric, it was great!!!

  • Review Submitted: Sep 29, 2013
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: It was a real pleasure to meet you all. I'm really glad you like so much the house as well the sorrounding area. I can see from your review you visited some of the places I recommended :) I hope you we can see you in a near future. Kind regards to all !.
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not quite as described

  • 2 of 5

We stayed at the properly for a week (joined other family members who had booked it for 2 weeks). A lovely house but several things were not quite as described....only 2 sun loungers so had to take turns between the 7 of us! Poor WIFi connection so spent several days unconnected. Only one room had a fan so we asked for another one which turned up 2 days later covered in dust. Bedside lamp broken/no bulb. We didn't meet owner but Rosa, who managed it, didn't speak any English so communication could be difficult for people who speak no Spanish. Last annoying thing was that the pillows are very mean and bed sheets could have done with an update. Sorry but this property does not quite match it's description.

  • Review Submitted: Sep 9, 2013
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: I’m really sorry to hear that your stay wasn’t as pleasant us expected. Our aim is to provide you a wonderful stay although some problems may occur. But we always take a serious compromiso to fix it as soon as possible. For instance, wifi provider. If there is a failure on service we need to know it straight away to claim the company to repair it. Is true that we have 2 sun beds (as shown on pictures) but to fit one for each guest would be a problem to move around. Thanks for pointing out the lack of fan in one bedroom. For next summer will provide directly one fan for each bedroom. It's true that Rosa doesn't speak very good english but you always could reach me to sort out any doubt or problem. Regards. Enric.
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Beautiful stay at Can Caranta, Pals!

  • 5 of 5

We stayed at Can Caranta, Aurora's House, for two weeks in June 2013.

My husband, myself and our little 11 week old daughter had the most amazing stay in a stunning villa in the middle of the beautiful medieval village of Pals.

The villa is so nice that some days we decided not to go out and simply enjoyed the house, the lovely pool and terrace. The house is exactly as described on the images, very clean, has a well equipped kitchen and stunning bathrooms. The inside of the house (downstairs) stays cool even when it gets very warm outside which is nice and refreshing.

The garden and pool are serviced regularly.

The house is located in the old medieval village of Pals just outside the old town walls. The village has small fruit and vegetable shops, convenience stores, etc and (very important!) a little store that sells delicious homemade artisan ice-cream. Take a stroll through the old village, it's worth it, especially before the shops open early in the morning.

Supermarkets can be found in villages / towns nearby.

We discovered a few small beaches along the coast that were not too touristy and enjoyed spending hours by the beach. The coastal walks are gorgeous and there are plenty of them.

It would be advisable to come by car / rent a car to be able to explore the lovely area. A parking space is available on the property.

We will definitely come back!

  • Review Submitted: Jul 27, 2013
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: It was a real pleasure to receive Susanne with her family. They were an excellent guests leaving the house in a mint condition. We would like to receive them at any time. Kind regards. Enric.
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Location

Nearest Airport
35 Kilometres
Girona
Nearest Barpub
50 Metres
Town center
Nearest Ferry
125 Kilometres
Barcelona
Nearest Golf
5 Kilometres
Golf Platja de Pals or Golf Serres Pals
Nearest Train
25 Kilometres
Flaçà or Girona
Nearest Motorway
35 Kilometres
AP-7 Girona
Nearest Restaurant
100 Metres
Town centre
Nearest Ski
150 Kilometres
La Molina, Puigcerdà
Nearest Beach
5 Kilometres
Pals, Sa Riera
Car: recommended

'Can Caranta House' is situated on the Medieval town of Pals. Quiet area and nice views, located in the heart of “Baix Empordà” (Costa Brava). At 7km from the magnificent beaches of Pals, Sa Riera, Sa Tuna, Calella de Palafrugell and Llafranc.

The town of Pals is a medieval walled enclosed, now restored and very well conserved. The first reference to the town dates from 889. With just over 2,800 inhabitants Pals and the surrounding area offer you a wide range of things to do, from organised activities to gastronomic routes with the most exquisite recipes. You can play golf, scuba dive or go windsurfing at the beach of Pals. You can enjoy nature by walking over the dunes or cycling through the rice fields.

It is a one and a half hour drive north of Barcelona, and 40 minutes from Girona airport. It only takes 45 minutes drive to the French border.

Other Activities: Fly surf, Skate board, Kayaking

Golf: Recently the Costa Brava was voted by the IAGTO (International association of international Golf Tour Operators) as the “best emerging golf destination world wide”.

The moderate climate of the zone make Pals an ideal place for enjoying Golf. There are 2 golf courses in the town (Pals Golf Club: with 18 holes, is beside the sea, on dunes covered by an large pine wood and the other course named Golf Serres de Pals). And if you are a beginner, you can start out at one of the many Pitch & Putt courses around Pals.

There are 11 courses all within an hour’s drive of 'Can Caranta', 4 of which are considered amongst the best in Spain : EMPORDA (5 min. drive), Home to the European Tour Qualifying School , 27 holes, Par 71 and 72. PALS (5 min drive) 18 holes, par 73. PGA CATALUNYA (50 min drive), Ranked in the top ten best golf courses in Europe- 18 holes par 72. GIRONA (40 min drive) 18 holes, Par72.

Others are Perelada, Torremirona, Mas Pages, Gualta, Serres de Pals, Mas Nou (d’Aro) and L’Angel de Lloret.

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Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday house in Pals, Baix Emporda

Rental Basis:
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Manager accepts payment in:
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
 
MID SEASON
1 Sep 2016 - 30 Sep 2016
2 night minimum stay
£407
for 2 nights
From
£177
£1,264
 
Notes: Rates are based on 6 guests; add £9 per night, per additional guest
 
LOW SEASON
1 Oct 2016 - 31 May 2017
2 night minimum stay
£329
for 2 nights
From
£139
£913
 
Notes: Rates are based on 6 guests; add £9 per night, per additional guest
 
MID SEASON
1 Jun 2017 - 30 Jun 2017
2 night minimum stay
£416
for 2 nights
From
£182
£1,333
 
Notes: Rates are based on 6 guests; add £9 per night, per additional guest
 
HIGH SEASON
1 Jul 2017 - 31 Aug 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
£2,043
for 7 nights
£2,043
 
Notes: Rates are based on 6 guests; add £9 per night, per additional guest
 
MID SEASON
1 Sep 2017 - 30 Sep 2017
2 night minimum stay
£416
for 2 nights
From
£182
£1,333
 
Notes: Rates are based on 6 guests; add £9 per night, per additional guest
 
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
£329
for 2 nights
From
£139
£913
 
Notes: Rates are based on 6 guests; add £9 per night, per additional guest

Additional pricing information

Pet Fee £35
Refundable Damage Deposit £346
CLEANING £52
Stay tax €0 per night, per person. This amount will be due to the manager upon arrival. Does not apply to children under 17 years.

Our Rates includes:
- Electricity & Water supply
- Bed linen & Towels
- Central heating.
- VAT

- July & August: From Saturday to Saturday (minimum 7 nights). Other months, minimum 2 nights (priority to weekly booking).
- Bank Holidays will be considered as Middle-High Season (please contact).

- Required 400€ as a deposit (refund on the Check Out). Credit cards accepted.

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Facilities

Accommodation and facilities for this holiday house in Pals in Costa Brava

Property Type:
  • house (detached)
Meals:
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 211 m²
Location Type:
  • beach
  • near the sea
  • rural
  • town
  • village
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Rustic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Alarm Clock
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Fireplace
  • Firewood
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Parking On Street
  • Sunbed
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
Kitchen:
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Garbage Disposal
  • Grill
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 9 people
Bathrooms:
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • 1 Separate WC
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
    Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
    Bathroom 3 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
    Bathroom 4 - Toilet
  • 1st bathroom en-suite- large dressing room with toilet, washbasin and shower. 2nd bathroom en-suite-shower, toilet and washbasin. 3rd bathroom en-suite-shower, toilet and washbasin. Bathroom on ground floor, toilet and washbasin. 4th bathroom: a Handy toilet on the groundfloor (next to the living room).
Bedrooms:
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 9
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Large Double Bed
    Bedroom 2 - 1 Large Double Bed , 2 Sofa bed/Futon
    Bedroom 3 - 1 Large Double Bed , 1 Sofa bed/Futon
  • All rooms are large and airy and the bedrooms are fitted with fans. Floor heating when required. Bedrooms: one large double en-suite with a large private terrace to read or relax. 2nd double en-suite with 2 extra single beds if required. 3rd double en-suite with a private terrace. All bedrooms have fans.
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • MP3 Dock
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television
  • Toys
  • Video Library
Outside:
  • Balcony
  • Terrace
  • Gated Community
  • Garden
  • Outdoor Furniture
  • Barbecue ...
  • Veranda
  • Porch Furniture
  • Terrace
  • veranda
  • 8 garden chairs
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Singles
  • children welcome
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
Pool / Spa:
  • Outdoor Pool
  • Private Pool ...
Attractions:
  • autumn foliage
  • botanical garden
  • caves
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • laundrette - not serviced
  • festivals
  • forests
  • library
  • marina
  • museums
  • naturist beach
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • water parks
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • horse riding
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • golf pass optional
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • mountain biking
  • mountaineering
  • paragliding
  • sailing
  • diving
  • snorkelling
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
Notes:
The living room holds a collection of books, mostly novels (both child and adult) and a good selection of board games, which can be used by guests during their stay. On foot or by bicycle and at your own speed browse as far as you like, along the network of 350km of paths that is currently to be found at the Costa Brava, or through the rice fields or along the dunes of the beach, to magnificent viewpoints at the seaside or the archaeological remains of the Empordà...and of course, along the coastal paths: an impressive route that comes down to the sea between cliffs and joins up all the beaches of the Costa Brava. Pals organises a large number of markets, festivities, fairs, open air-cinema and concerts, and at Christmas it stages a Living Nativity in the attractive settings offered by its old town. The hills of the Gavarres, (10 minutes drive) are well known for walking and mountain biking.

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