House | 2 bedrooms | sleeps 5
Casa Bellamar is located in a quiet neighbourhood with fantastic views of the sea and within easy reach of the beaches and town of Calafell. It's position on a hill overlooking the town makes it a calm refuge from the heat and bustle of the town but is near to the beaches (7 mins by car or 15 mins on foot). The spacious terrace is ideal for sunbathing, relaxing in the sea breeze at the end of a warm day or enjoying dinner outside as the sun goes down over the sea. Numerous shady spots in the garden offer the perfect place for barbecues. Calafell provides complete amenities: long sandy beaches, cafes, restaurants, nightclubs, shops, daily fresh market, medical centre and train station with easy links to Barcelona (55 mins) and Tarragona (40 mins) as well as a renowned spa hotel with a wellness & treatment centre open to non-residents.
Situated in the Penedes wine region, it is also the area where 'cava' is produced - in Vilafranca, a town half an hour from Calafell. The vineyards and cava producers can be visited all year round. Nearby is the historic town of Sitges and the Roman city of Tarragona; Barcelona is less than an hour away by car or by train. Calafell is an ideal destination for familes with actvities including karting, sailing club, sports centre with outdoor pool, the Calafell Slide - a 700m long tobogan, a nearby waterpark and safari park as well as the famous Port Aventura theme park at less than an hour's distance.
|Size||Sleeps up to 5, 2 bedrooms|
|Nearest beach||Segur de Calafell 1.5 km|
|Will consider||Short breaks (1-4 days)|
|Nearest Amenities||2 km|
|Nearest travel links||Nearest airport: Reus 48 km, Nearest railway: Calafell 2 km|
|Family friendly||Great for children of all ages|
|Notes||Pets welcome, No smoking at this property|
Features and Facilities
|Luxuries||Log fire, Internet access, DVD player, Sea view|
|General||TV, CD player|
|Standard||Toaster, Iron, Hair dryer|
|Utilities||Dishwasher, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine|
|Rooms||2 bedrooms, 1 bathrooms of which 1 Family bathrooms|
|Furniture||Single beds (1), Double beds (2), Dining seats for 4, Lounge seats for 4|
|Other||Linen provided, Towels provided|
|Outdoors||Balcony or terrace, Private garden, BBQ|
|Further details indoors|
The house is cosy but not cluttered and has the feeling more of a home than a holiday house. It is extremely light with large sliding windows leading onto the terrace and looking out onto a spectacular sea view. However a shaded balcony on one side, and pine trees at the front, ensure it is partly protected from the summer sun and there is always a cool spot to be found. The interior was recently refurbished and includes all modern conveniences.
|Further details outdoors|
The garden is full of Mediterranean trees and shrubs including an orange tree, 2 large fig trees (figs in August and September), a palm tree, 2 carob trees and lots of flowering cactus. The garden is fully fenced and boardered by a spruce hedge on one side and ivy on the other to keep it private. There are no neighbouring houses immediately on either side which means it's generally quiet and tranquil. The garden is perfect for summer barbecues under the shade of the pine trees. We have child-safe gates that can be placed on either end of the balcony / terrace to keep toddlers away from the steps to the garden and within sight of parents (works for dogs too!).
Prices include bed linen and towels. An extra Euros 60 is charged for final cleaning. Cleaning during your stay can also be arranged.
Check in is from 4pm and check out from 10am but this is flexible, depending on availablility.
Although a car is not necessary as the town and beaches are easily accessible by foot, it is recommended, as the walk back to the house is uphill part of the way.
The Costa Dorada/Tarragona region
Calafell is 40km from the historic Roman city of Tarragona. Set in the Penedes wine region, which includes Spain's only Cava-producing vineyards, Calafell is also within easy reach of some of Catalonia's most interesting places to visit: the quaint but popular beach resort of Sitges (30 km), Reus (48 km) with some of the finest examples of Modernist architecture outside of Barcelona, 3 of Catalonia's most impressive monasteries - Poblet, Santes Creus & Santa Maria de Vallbona - all from the 12th century, as well as being close to Barcelona itself.
Tarragona is a region of olives, almonds and wine. The stunning blossoming of the almond trees can be seen in March / April and the vineyards are heavy with grapes in August / September. Fresh fish and seafood can always be found, at any time of year.
The old town of Calafell is set back from the beaches and goes back to the 11th century with some parts of its fortress dating as far back as the 9th century. From the top of the citadel impressive panoramic views of the surrounding areas and coast can be enjoyed. In the beachside part of Calafell there are amenities and services which include long, sandy beaches, a sailing club, a wide range of restaurants, bars, cafes and nighclubs. There is a local 'tobogan' slide stretching down 700 m and karting nearby. There are ample shops, a sports centre, spa hotel and wellness centre, as well as pharmacies and medical centre.