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Home rental in L'Escala – Home 279573 House

  • 1 bedroom
  • 4 sleeps
  • 6 nights min stay

Home rental in L'Escala – Home 279573

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  • House
  • 1 bedroom
  • 4 sleeps
  • 6 nights min stay

House / 1 bedroom / 1 bathroom / sleeps 4

Key Info

  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.15 km
  • Child friendly
  • Car advised
  • No pets allowed

Description from manager

Description

Casa Petita is a charming stone built house, located in the village of St. Marti d´Empuires just 150 metres from the beach, in what can only be described a one of the most picturesque and privileged villages on the Mediterranean. This recently restored house was formerly a farmworkers cottage and is located within the villages medieval defensive wall. The village of st. Marti itself was built on top of the first trading post established by the Greeks and Romans on mainland Spain. The whole area is steeped in history with many cultural sites to visit locally.

The house is based across two levels, with the cosy lounge / dinner and separate kitchen located on the ground floor and a double bedroom and separate bathroom located on the 1st floor. The house would suit either a couple, small family or even two couples as both the sofa (double) in the lounge and the arm chair (single) in the upstairs bedroom are convertible into beds.

The village provides a very safe environment

Casa Petita is a charming stone built house, located in the village of St. Marti d´Empuires just 150 metres from the beach, in what can only be described a one of the most picturesque and privileged villages on the Mediterranean. This recently restored house was formerly a farmworkers cottage and is located within the villages medieval defensive wall. The village of st. Marti itself was built on top of the first trading post established by the Greeks and Romans on mainland Spain. The whole area is steeped in history with many cultural sites to visit locally.

The house is based across two levels, with the cosy lounge / dinner and separate kitchen located on the ground floor and a double bedroom and separate bathroom located on the 1st floor. The house would suit either a couple, small family or even two couples as both the sofa (double) in the lounge and the arm chair (single) in the upstairs bedroom are convertible into beds.

The village provides a very safe environment for children, the small cobbled streets are pedestrianised. Most of the other houses or apartments are owned by wealthy Catalans from Barcelona who retreat there at the weekends and for their own summer holidays, many of the families have children themselves and it is always a friendly atmosphere.

There are four good restaurants in the village square catering for most budgets from fine dining to seafood to pizza and steaks as well as a very good reasonably priced English speaking wine merchant in the village.

Whether you are looking for a quiet location for a relaxed beach holiday or an action packed adventure, St. Marti and L´Escala really do offer it all, Kite and wind surfing on the surrounding beaches, horse riding and Scuba Diving, sailing lessons to coastal walks, golf to gastronomy or simply a beautiful sandy beach with a good book!

Further details indoors

There is a double sofa bed in the lounge as well as a single sofa bed in the upstairs bedroom meaning the apartment could sleep 5 if required.

Further details outdoors

A small table and chairs is also provided for those who wish to use the paved area at the front of the house for maybe a glass of wine or two (well - the house is located literally 25 metres around the corner from a very good wine merchant) .

Location description from manager

The Costa Brava region

The Catalan coast 'Costa Brava' is well known for its wonderful beaches. Many are pretty little jewels, small and hidden away amongst beautiful rocky coves, while others like the golden sands in the bay of Roses on the north side of L'Escala stretch for mile after golden mile.

The 'Costa Brava' runs along the coast of the Catalan region of Girona. The capital, Girona, is a beautiful lively city of approximately 100,000 inhabitants. The city boasts some lovely architecture and has been called the little Venice of Spain with its pretty bridges and painted terraced town houses overlooking the river Onya. The city boasts a lot of history including Arabic baths and a Jewish quarter. A great panoramic view of the city can be gained by walking the top of the ancient defensive surrounding wall.

Culturally, the works of the artist Salvador Dalí are probably best known, and a visit to the museum of his work in Figueres, his home in Cadaques and his wife's castle in Puból are a must. The region has many other museums, festivals and exhibitions that are also well worth a visit.

Although the beaches may take much of the attention, Girona province possesses incredible diversity, friendly people and great food to offer. There are natural parks in the pre-Pyrenees, 40 minutes' drive from the coast, where you can walk to the top of a volcano in less than 30 minutes, or incredibly well preserved medieval towns which still host 'medieval markets' with the vendors dressed in traditional Catalan costume, selling locally produced artisan goods.

The area surrounding L´Escala the Emporda has been described as being like Tuscany; pretty towns with medieval centres built atop of hillocks looking out over a huge fertile plain covered with orchards, olive trees, lemon groves and vinyards. The Emporda provides a fantastic place for cycling with well marked routes through quiet village where local restaurants and cafes serve 'Cuine Casolana' or real homemade food.

On the subject of restaurants, don't forget that Catalunya was until recently the area with the most Michelin stars in the world, Girona was home to two of the worlds top 5 restaurants El Bulli which was voted best restaurant in the world 3 times before becoming a centre for Gastronomic excellence and El Celler De Can Roca which is now vying for the top spot. Many people come to the Girona region just to take advantage of the gastronomy but whether Michelin stars are in your budget or not there are fabulous restaurants to suit everyone's pocket.

A visit to Catalunya and the Costa Brava really is recommended and remember with temperatures around 25 degrees Celcius; April, May, June, September and October can be much more pleasant than the hot summer. Even the winter months are generally mild. Spring and Autumn are also a great time for golfers to take advantage of lower season green fees, many at a fraction of the equivalent UK courses fees to incredible venues like the Catalan PGA (40mins drive), Emporda (20mins), Pals beach (25mins), etc.

L'Escala

L'Escala is a small fishing town (famous for the best anchovies in the Mediterranean) to the north east of Catalunya on the southern edge of the Bay of Rosas, surrounded by sandy beaches. The Greeks and Romans both created their first settlements on the Spanish peninsula here at St. Marti D'Empuries to the north of L´Escala and for that reason the Olympic flame was landed here during the Barcelona Olympics in 1992.

Nowadays the area is a place the middle class Catalans would really like to keep as a secret for themselves, but independent holiday makers are starting to discover its charm. St Marti D'Empuries is a truly wonderful place to stay, steeped in history and a protected village located within a medieval defensive wall on the doorstep of some of the Costa Brava's most beautiful family friendly sandy beaches. To the north is a continuous sandy beach stretching for about 20km to the south is L'Escala with beautiful coves and bays to explore and snorkel.

During your stay you will also find there is a huge amount you can do including watersports for all levels (club mistral situated 600m down the beach), golf, cycling both on and off road, horse riding (500m), ballooning etc., or for those wanting to delve into Catalan culture there are lots of museums and places of interest locally including the Greek and Roman 'Ruins D'Empuries' (400 metres away), the museum of Salt, and not forgetting Salvador Dali's 'Teatre-Museu' and his house which is now itself a fabulous museum.

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Families

  • Great for children of all ages
  • No pets allowed

Bed & bathroom

  • 1 Double Bed, 2 Sofa Beds
  • 1 Family bathroom

Amenities

  • Balcony or terrace
  • Fireplace
  • Cooker
  • Fridge
  • Microwave
  • Toaster
  • Kettle
  • Washing machine
  • Iron
  • TV
  • Hair dryer

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Access

  • Parking
  • Not suitable for wheelchair users

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Payment
This owner does not use online booking. Please contact them and they will be able to offer you a secure way to pay for your stay. Never pay for your holiday rental by wire transfer (such as Western Union or Moneygram) as this type of payment is untraceable.
Smoking
No smoking at this property
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About the manager

Jonathan Orr
Response rate:
90%
Calendar updated::
25 Jul 2016
Years listed:
7
Based in:
Spain
Overall rating:

Languages spoken: English, Spanish


This House has 1 bedroom, 1 bathroom and sleeps 4. It’s been listed on Holiday Lettings since 09 Nov 2012. Located in L'Escala, it has 10 reviews with an overall rating of 4. The average weekly rate is £553.

The Manager has a response rate of 90% and the property’s calendar was last updated on 25 Jul 2016.

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“Small yet perfectly formed!”

Reviewed 23 Sep 2013

The name "Casa Petita" says it all - Small House. And it was! Small! Having said that, we got what we expected, a small house, which I have to say was in a perfect location. Situated within the walls of the picturesque, medieval village of St Marti, within walking distances of both the beach and the main square and right next door to a good wine shop. All three of these are worth a mention. The beach is beautiful, sandy and has a good choice of xiringuitos (beach bars) dotted along it's length. The main square is the focus of food in the village, having all the villages restaurants sited there, all very good it has to be said and the square just buzzes in the evening. Just the place for eating out and people watching. The wine shop is right next door to Casa Petita and is well stocked with an excellent selection of good quality local wines. The house itself is fairly basic but has all that's needed to make it comfortable for a week or two and for two people it made an excellent base from which to explore the area. Resident parking is available but leave the laptop at home as a phone signal is a luxury in the house and finding Wi-Fi in the village is a bit like a search for hens teeth. You'll only get your laptop stolen when you get back to Heathrow anyway - long story! This was my first visit to the area - thank you Quintin Jardine - and I was very impressed with the scenery, the people, St Marti and Casa Petita. Would I go back? - Definitely, might look for a slightly larger house and strongly fancy the Wine Festival in June next year.

“Wonderful location”

Reviewed 15 Jul 2013

The small house is located in the middle of a beautifully preserved 18th century village. The restaurants which were within easy walking distance, offered very fine food, popular with all tastes. The beaches were within walking distance, unspoiled, clean and not overcrowded. The property manager however, excelled all of this on his prompt, friendly and courteous attention. He even managed to arrange a urgent dental appointment for my husband at very short notice. We will definitely return to this area, and hope to rent through agent.

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