Villa | 4 bedrooms | sleeps 12
El Solei is a beautiful self-catering house located in Puig-Surís, in a quiet, safe and sunny neighbourhood with breathtaking mountain views. Situated only 2 km. from Banyoles lake, 15 km. from Natural Park of the Garrotxa Volcanic Zone, 35 km. from the magnificent Costa Brava beaches, 25 km. from the Girona International Airport and 115 km. from Barcelona city.
The whole house is rented entirely (full rental house) for a group from 6 up to 12 people. It's a spacious house with four bedrooms (one is adapted for handicapped people), three bathrooms, a fully equipped kitchen, a large living room - dining room with TV, TV satellite, DVD, air conditioning, fireplace, wifi access,...
Outside there is a big garden of 1.000m2 with swings for children, garden furniture, a large wooden covered porch with barbecue which is ideal for eating outside all year round, an enormous private swimming-pool of 10x5m with saline treatment exclusively for you, you haven't to share it.
The house is perfect for your holidays with friends, with family or for meetings, celebrations, birthdays ... or simply to rest and relax.
The ideal situation of the house allows for a variety of routes to the entire lake and its natural sites of interest declared. Or if you prefer, you can do different excursions in the province of Girona since the house is located in the heart of the surrounding region.
Frommer's Magazine from US and National Geographic have published in October 2011 the Best Destinations of the World for 2012 which are Girona and the Costa Brava.
|Size||Sleeps up to 12, 4 bedrooms|
|Nearest beach||Empúries - L'Escala 35 km|
|Will consider||Long term lets (over 1 month), Short breaks (1-4 days)|
|Nearest Amenities||1 km|
|Nearest travel links||Nearest airport: Girona Costa Brava Airport 25 km, Nearest railway: Girona Station 15 km|
|Family friendly||Great for children of all ages, Suitable for people with restricted mobility|
|Notes||Pets welcome, No smoking at this property|
Features and Facilities
|Luxuries||Log fire, Internet access, DVD player|
|Pool||Private outdoor pool (unheated)|
|General||Central heating, Air conditioning, TV, CD player, Table tennis, Safe, Satellite TV, Wi-Fi available|
|Standard||Kettle, Toaster, Iron, Hair dryer|
|Utilities||Dishwasher, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine|
|Rooms||4 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms of which 3 Family bathrooms, Solarium or roof terrace|
|Furniture||Single beds (1), Double beds (5), Cots (1), Dining seats for 12, Lounge seats for 12|
|Other||Linen provided, Towels provided, High chair|
|Outdoors||Private outdoor pool (unheated), Balcony or terrace, Private garden, BBQ, Bicycles available, Climbing frame, Swing set|
|Further details indoors||
It's a spacious house with four bedrooms, three bathrooms, a fully equipped kitchen, a large living room - dining room with TV, DVD, air conditioning, fireplace and a big garden of 1.000m2, internet access...
|Further details outdoors||
Outside there is a large wooden covered porch with barbecue which is ideal for eating outside all year round, a big private garnden with garden furniture and an enormous private swimming-pool of 10m x 6m.
There are breathtaking views of the mountains.
The house is perfect for spending a few days with friends, for family reunions, celebrations, birthdays ... or simply spend a few days of rest and tranquility.
It's walking distance from a good restaurant with Catalan cuisine.
The price includes towels, bed linen, beach towels, internet access,... It's the final price.
The Costa Brava/Catalonia/Barcelona region
Like a canvas where nature has intended to combine with exquisite delicacy the intense green of the pine groves, the massive steadfastness of the rocks, the softness of the golden sands and the deep, dazzling blue of the sea - that is the Costa Brava.
There are a lot of interesting places to visit:
-Banyoles lake, 2 km. from the villa
-Girona city, 9 km. from the villa
-Natural Park of Volcanic Zone, 15 km. from the villa
-Figueres (Dalí Museum), 35 km. from the villa
-Costa Brava beaches, 35 km.
-Besalú village, 9 km. from the villa
-Barcelona, 115 km. from the villa.
Text from Frommer's Magazine about Girona, in the Top 10 destinations 2012 of the world:
Exuberant Barcelona has long hogged the limelight, but its little sister Girona is stepping out from the wings. This diminutive city in northern Catalonia packs a cultural punch that is the envy of many a larger destination, with a superb dining scene to match. Girona's historic quarter, a secretive jumble of medieval mansions and courtyards crowned by a magnificent cathedral, is piled up on the eastern bank of the River Ter. To the west of the river, elegant avenues laid out during the 19th century are lined with smart boutiques and cafés. The lofty peaks of the Pyrenees form a violet smudge on the horizon and the rugged coves of the Costa Brava are just a short drive away.
Plunge into the time-capsule of Girona's Barri Vell (Old Quarter) to discover Roman walls, Arabic-style baths and one of the best preserved medieval Jewish ghettos (El Call) in Europe. The ancient stone streets culminate in the mighty cathedral, which boasts the largest Gothic nave in Christendom and an extravagantly sculpted cloister. Peer down on the huddle of ancient rooftops from the walkway atop the medieval walls, then stroll across the River Ter for a spot of shopping. Catalan cuisine is renowned the world over, and in Girona you'll be spoiled for choice: grab a counter table at the market for a filling dish of the day, check out the contemporary creations at a glossy new tapas bar, or push the boat out at gastronomic mecca Celler de Can Roca, voted second best restaurant in the world by Restaurant magazine in 2011. The best restaurant was El Bulli located in Girona too but now is a foundation.
The climate of Girona region is the typically Mediterranean one. The proximity with the coast gives a soft temperatures during all the year.
During the spring there are some sunny days with pleasant temperatures, which will allow you to enjoy the privileged natural environment.
The summers, quite warm, they allow to carry out every type of aquatic activities.
In the autumn, however, the rains are frequent.
The winters are soft and dry and the temperature.
The most interesting place in Banyoles to visit, is the Olympic Banyoles lake that it was the olympic city of rowing at 1992.
The lake represents the origin and main symbolic identity of the town of Banyoles.
The lake and its associated lacustrine basin are regarded as the largest karstic stretch on the Iberian Peninsula, and make up an environmental system of enormous value.
It's located to the West of the town, it was declared part of the Plan for Spaces of National Interest (Pla d’Espais d’Interès Nacional, PEIN) by the Catalonia Generalitat. In 2003, it was included in the Ramsar List of Wetlands of International Importance, and has been put forward for inclusion in the Natura 2000 Network for the Mediterranean region.
In addition, the Banyoles Town Council, as well as the local population, are petitioning for it to be declared a Nature Reserve.
Besides, it is important to visit the Banyoles town too!.
Banyoles’ historical centre houses the origins of the medieval town and the town itself.
It is an historical nucleus built in the shade of the Sant Esteve Monastery. The Benedictine cenobium eventually led to the foundation of the old town, which took place from the 9th century onwards.
Cobbled streets, little squares and cozy corners, civil and religious buildings, art and the water flowing through the canals from the lake all come together in a unique town centre that merits special attention.
Besides, there are more places to visit such as the Preshistoric Caves of Serinyà, Besalú village, the Natural Park of Volcanic Zone of La Garrotxa...
Do you want more activities or interesting places? Don't worry!! You will have a guide book with the most interesting places to visit and activities.