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Secluded villa with pool & large garden - fabulous views of Girona

People8
Bedrooms 4
Bathrooms2
Separate WC's1
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 3 - 6 nights

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Details
Property
villa
People
8
Bedrooms
4
Bathrooms
2
Minimum Stay
3 - 6 nights

Description

Photos and Description of this 4 bedroom holiday villa in Girona

Large secure house, garden with playroom, 2 balconies, Old Town 15mins by foot

4-Bedroom(each with a fan and 2 with hairdriers) detached villa with large garden overlooking Girona old quarter. Big sun terraces. Fine views. 15 mins (quiet lanes) walk from old quarter and great bars and restaurants. 35 mins drive to beautiful beaches. 90 mins to Pyrennees and one hour to Barcelona. Large secluded pool. Located in quiet residential district on Montjuic hill. Views for 25Km over Girona valley. Perfect location for varied family holiday. Available short or extended let - all through year. 5 championship golf courses - 20 mins drive. Plenty of space for kids. Garden fully fenced in with large evergreen hedge. Private estate (no houses) behind. Perfect for no-car holiday. Buses (100M away) leave every 15 mins for old town. Taxis 5 mins.

Nice walking in woods and open country 10 mins up hill behind house. Well-equipped small supermarket and lovely cafe 5 mins walk up hill past old fort. House has central heating and working fireplace for non-Summer rentals. Safe car-parking.

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Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • pets considered
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair accessible

Owner
Tony and Tere Curran
Member since: 2007
Speaks English, French, Spanish
Response time:
Within 2 days
Response rate:
90%
Calendar last updated:
6 December, 2016
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Reviews

Excellent! 4.4/5 -
(14 traveller reviews)

Secluded villa with pool & large garden - fabulous views of Girona
average rating of 4.357143 based on 14 reviews
4

Girona Rental

  • 4 of 5

There is lots to like about this house. The owner is honest, responsible, and responsive; the kitchen and bathrooms are in good shape; the pool is nice (if a bit chilly); and the view is terrific. There really were only two downsides. First, although advertised as sleeping 8, it's really only comfortable for 6. The extra beds, such as they were, were really uncomfortable, even for our teenagers' backs. Plus, the fourth bedroom is more like an office and wasn't set up for the bed when we arrived. In addition, the next-door neighbors' dogs are annoying. Ignore any reviews that describe the dogs as threatening; they're small and behind gates. Rather, it's the constant din of yapping that got on our nerves. At least, the dogs are taken inside at night. This all said, the villa is in good condition, the location is quite nice (above the city looking down at it), and the owner is trustworthy. Improving the additional beds and adding wireless would be terrific, but the house is a very good value as is. We're Americans who've owned rental property ourselves before, so it's possible our standards are too high. Certainly, this property compares favorably with everywhere else we've stayed in Spain.

  • Review Submitted: Sep 16, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for this. We have already purchased some new furniture, including the beds which you commented upon. These will be installed over the winter, including the general furniture for the 4th bedroom. Regarding the dogs, the neighbour occasionally breeds Catlan mountain dogs and so there are young puppies in their spacious garden for a few weeks once every four months or so. It was unfortunate for you that your visit occurred at this time. They are good friends and have a more rural property nearby so I will speak to them about relocating any puppies during house rental periods.
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5

Girona villa

  • 5 of 5

Our family of 4 stayed in this villa for 8 weeks. We had various extended family members visiting us throughout our stay, and the house was often full. This house met our needs very well. It slept 8 quite easily, bathrooms are adequate, and space plentiful. The outdoor spaces are beautiful, and our kids, despite the cooler temperatures in April this year, were in the pool almost daily. The house agents (Joy in UK; Cesar in Spain) were approachable and responded quickly to minor issues. The house is located in a fantastic location on Montjuic in Girona. The views from the decks are incredible. The walk up and down the hill was a challenge with a 2 year old, but the bus was available and inexpensive. We often walked to the Barri Vell (Old Town) for an evening gelato. We found that hauling groceries was difficult, and having a rental car for that purpose was an asset. The listing description was accurate, and we were pleasantly surprised at the spaciousness of the villa. The property was clean and well maintained. With a young family, we spent much time at the park near the Montjuic castle ruins (10 min walk), exploring in old town, and visiting Devesa Park on market days. We are a cycling family, and the villa was a perfect starting point for all local rides in Girona, as well as for hikes to Sant Miguel. We were in Girona during Flower Festival, and this house was also a perfect starting point for exploring that wonderful May event. Dogs were abundant, but in 8 wks only kept us up once, and weren't nearly as loud as jubilant football fans! We would return to this property.

  • Review Submitted: May 29, 2012
  • Date of Stay: Mar 2012
  • Source: HomeAway
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2 0
Thornton Dale, North Yorkshire
4

Well located Girona villa with pool

  • 4 of 5

The villa is perfect for a city holiday with access to the coast and all the amenities and attractions that Gerona can offer, along with a good sized pool for swimming and cooling off on a hot day. The pool area would benefit from some new pool furniture. We never tired of the view across the city, whether at breakfast time from the balcony or over an early evening drink before a night out. Access into the city was very easy and the return equally straightforward – a frequent bus service during the day and cheap taxi ride later in the evening. We hired a car but you could manage without one. Some better directions if driving from Gerona airport would have been helpful especially if you arrive at night! The villa is spacious – it accommodated nine of us quite easily – and well appointed. In high summer, every bedroom would benefit from a fan. The villa is in a quiet residential area and we were not bothered by noisy dogs.

In Gerona we’d recommend the cinema museum very highly – go on a Sunday when admission is free. Take a walk round the extensive remains of the city walls and visit the spectacular cathedral. The Ramblas is popular but we preferred, the Placa Independiencia, where there is a real buzz from the cafes and restaurants as the local enjoy a late night out or a morning coffee. Our favourite day trip was a 30 minute drive away – to the small town of Besalu, famous for its fortified bridge. It’s a little tourist oriented, but not excessively so, and the bridge is particularly photogenic. Take the short guided tour that includes the Mikve, one of only three surviving Jewish purification baths in Europe. Avoid the busy Dali sites at Figueras and Port Ligat and head for Gala’s house at Pubol (Salvador Dali bought it for his wife as a private retreat, now it’s a small but fascinating musuem) – it’s a gem. It’s also easy and cheap to go further afield by train, south to Barcelona or north to Port-Bou and the French border.

You might not normally consider staying in Gerona – many visitors to Spain only know it for its airport and never see the city. There can’t be many places where you can be so close to a historic city centre and yet be able to stay in a genuine retreat from the bustle of the city below. Try it!

  • Review Submitted: Nov 22, 2011
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2011
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for such a nice and informative review. We will certainly respond to your suggestions. The house is also now newly painted outside - ready for the coming year's guests! Please come back next year! The area surrounding Girona is full of very interesting things to do!
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Northumberland, England
4

Would love to return to this villa

  • 4 of 5

Six (females) of us spent a most enjoyable few days at this lovely villa. Photos are spot on and the villa has everything you could possibly need for a fabulous holiday. The views are just spectacular! The villa is spotlessly clean and we all had plenty of space to chill out! Getting down the hill to Girona was no problem and only took a few minutes, we didn't tackle the climb back up but got either buses or taxis.

The booking agent (Joy) and agent in Spain (Cesar) were so helpful and I hope that we can all return for a longer stay as we all thoroughly enjoyed the break

  • Review Submitted: May 7, 2011
  • Date of Stay: Apr 2011
  • Source: HomeAway
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Cumbria
4

Excellent choice (despite the dogs)

  • 4 of 5

Our party of seven adults had a wonderful time in the villa. It is very spacious and has all the amenities that you could wish for apart from air conditioning. The pool is a decent size and is a great way to cool off after the steep walk up from town. Girona itself has plenty of museums, restaurants, shops, bars and even a tourist train to keep you occupied. While we were staying there was a partially completed villa on the next plot but no building activity going on.

About the dogs. The ones in the garden next door were very excitable and ran up and down behind the fence whenever someone walked along the path separating the two properties. This was alarming at first but we got used to it. There are other dogs in the neighborhood that bark ferociously when someone walks past their property. I don't think they are used to pedestrians. They can be avoided by using the bus, which seems to be fairly frequent, or getting a taxi up from town.

You could have a relaxing vacation here without a car but shopping might be a problem. The shop at the garage up the hill stocks basic things like bread, milk, wine and beer but the supermarkets are too far to walk. It's well worth checking out the local market on Saturdays and Tuesdays for fresh fruit and vegetables (and novelty underwear if that's your thing).

  • Review Submitted: Sep 29, 2010
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2010
  • Source: HomeAway
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London, UK
4

A lovely villa

  • 4 of 5

After getting lost we finally loacted the villa. The agent Ceaser was kind enough to wait for us to hand over the key. The villa was lovely and very clean and equipped with everything that you could possibly need. The living and dinning area was big enough to accommodate our big group. The pool was really nice and clean and was lovely to swim in. The view from the balcany was amazing. We didn't walk down the hill as we hired out cars but it looked like you need to be really fit to do the walk up the hill. The only problem we had was that the living and dinning room was infested with flies. No matter how clean we kept those areas the flies did not go away, it was a nightmare to eat anything in those two rooms but we had no problems eating out in the balcony. Would definitely recommend to friends but will advise them to buy fly spray which we kept forgotting to buy.

Girona is a small beautiful town with lots of character and restaurants that you can eat out in.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 4, 2010
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2010
  • Source: HomeAway
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Location

Nearest Airport
15 Kilometres
Girona, Costa Brava
Nearest Ferry
100 Kilometres
Barcelona
Nearest Train
3 Kilometres
Girona
Nearest Motorway
5 Kilometres
A7 Girona
Nearest Beach
36 Kilometres
Estartit
Car: not necessary

Set on mountain (Montjuic) overlooking Girona City and the Ter Valley and mountains beyond. Very quiet smart residential location (large detached houses with large gardens). Private estate (no houses) behind the house. View to snow-covered Pyrennees in Winter. 15 mins quiet walk (lane - no traffic) from Old Quarter (plenty of bars, restaurants and smart shops) and Cathedral, Arab Baths; Archaeology Museum; Jewish Museum; City walls etc. 10 minutes walk further up hill (behind house) to open countryside and forestland.Very nice cafe 5 minutes walk from house.

5 top class golf clubs within 20 minutes drive. Costa Brava - 30 mins drive. Pyrennees - 1 hour drive.

Girona (15 mins bus from airport) is a very attractive small city, full of Catalan character, great shopping, wonderful old city, lots of street cafes, plenty of things for kids to do - sun or rain. Lots and lots of history. Nice parks. Excellent cycling and walking nearby (eg Banyoles lake - 15 mins).

Other Activities: Canoeing

Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday villa in Girona, Costa Brava - Girona

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
GBP
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
 
Low Season
1 Nov 2016 - 15 Dec 2016
3 night minimum stay
£360
for 3 nights
From
£120
£700
 
 
Mid Season1
1 May 2017 - 30 Jun 2017
3 night minimum stay
£480
for 3 nights
From
£160
£880
 
 
High Season
1 Jul 2017 - 31 Aug 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
6 night minimum stay
£1,140
for 6 nights
From
£190
£1,250
 
 
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
£450
for 3 nights
From
£150
£800
 

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Refundable Damage Deposit £300

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.
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Facilities

Accommodation and facilities for this holiday villa on the Girona on the Catalonia

Property Type:
  • villa (detached)
Meals:
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 250 m²
Location Type:
  • city centre
  • rural
  • town
Theme:
  • Family
  • Sports & Activities
General:
  • Fireplace
  • Garage
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
Kitchen:
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
Dining:
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 1 Separate WC
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath with Shower
    Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Bath with Shower
    Bathroom 3 - Toilet
  • All bathrooms are tiled fully in marble. Shared bathroom with twin basins and lots of cupboards. One bathroom is en-suite to the master bedroom.
Bedrooms:
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Large Double Bed , Balcony
    Bedroom 2 - 1 Large Double Bed , Balcony
    Bedroom 3 - 2 Single Bed , Balcony
    Bedroom 4 - 1 Double Bed , 1 Sofa bed/Futon
  • All three main bedrooms have French doors to the upper balcony giving stunning views over the city and the mountains. Also have built-in wardrobes and heating. Main bedroom with marble-tiled en-suite bathroom with shower and bath. Second bathroom - marble-tiled with twin basins and bath/shower. Chair in lounge converts to extra single futon bed (allowing expansion to 9 guests if required).
Entertainment:
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
Outside:
  • Balcony
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • Terrace
  • 8 garden chairs
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • pets considered
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair accessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Outdoor Pool
  • Private Pool
Attractions:
  • churches
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • ruins
Leisure Activities:
  • horse riding
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • golf
  • mountain biking
  • swimming
  • tennis
Notes:
Request that smokers not smoke in the house but use the balconies. Living room balcony with teak wood outdoor table and chairs for outdoor meals (with lighting and fan). Large second floor balcony for sunbathing, viewing the valley and mountains beyond or reading. Large gated driveway allows parking for several cars and play area for kids.

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