The property manager
Advertised since Mar 2, 2003
Speaks English, French, Italian
"The house was in such a wonderful setting for outdoor living. The pool was brilliant, we really appreciated it in the heat" J. Seaman
"Thank you for arranging the Alfora property last week at one hour`s notice. It was perfect and the view from there is great. All 6 plus 3 toddlers and 1 baby had a great time". S. Austwick
"We really enjoyed our stay in Casa Alfora in Begur and would recommend it for sure. Couple of our friends already are interested and might come to stay there in future. It was wonderful that all building was on the same level as we had 5 boys and didn`t need to worry about the steps although they found the backyard fascinating to climb and discover. I would also recommend the restaurant Convent - excellent food, service, atmosphere and nicely close to the villa. Thank you very much for wonderful holiday. Best regards".E.Moorlat
Casa Alfora- A fabulous villa. Large private pool with diving board and direct sea views. Just 5mins by car from historic BEGUR. This villa was refurbished for the 2008 season and offers very good accommodation on one level with direct access to the pool and terraces. Casa Alfora has airconditioning, ceiling fans and a wood burning stove for the winter months. Available all year round.
In a peaceful location (No through traffic with only 2 houses in the road), both well spaced from each other.
Direct sea and country views and 5-10 mins by car to Sa Riera beach where there is a pretty fishing village and deep sandy bay with waterfront restaurants.
Casa Alfora offers great holiday accommodation for two families all on one level. The bedrooms and bathrooms are either side of the spacious living area which has glass doors to the full width covered terrace; a wonderful outside living area with views of the pool, countryside and sea. Here there is a large built in bbq with easy access from the kitchen and living area.
2 twins, one with sea views
1 large double
1 small double with ensuite shower
1 bunk bedroom
2 bathrooms, shower room and cloakroom
Fabulous large open plan kitchen (new 2008) with central island. Well equipped including dishwasher, coffee maker, toaster, iron, ironing board, fridge/freezer. The washing machine is in one of the bathrooms.
Approached on either side of the house by gated steps, the enclosed garden offers privacy and is level with an additional area accessed by shallow wide steps to a walkway at the back of the house.
The swimming pool is surrounded by lawn and there are two sun terraces with an additional secluded terrace at the back of the house. There are sunbeds and garden furniture including dining tables and chairs. The pool is easily seen from the indoor living area.
Garage and street parking.
The property is managed by an English couple who live nearby and you can be met on arrival and helped with any queries during your stay.
INCLUDED in your rental:
Linen, bathroom and pool towels
Weekly cleaning and change of linen/towels
Grocery delivery for your arrival
Sat. TV [freeview]
Many optional extras available
Detached villa built on one level
Airconditioning +ceiling fans
Large private pool (10mx5m)
Full width covered terrace
Direct sea views
2 bathrooms, shower room and cloakroom
Spacious living area with new sofas
Dining table and 10 chairs
Well equipped kitchen
Large built-in barbecue on covered terrace
Wood burning stove
Terrace furniture including dining tables and chairs
Add value to your holiday experience
Short of time and would like us to quote car hire and flights and book these on your behalf?
Would you like to have groceries delivered to your villa prior to arrival?
Paella evening catered for in the villa.
Don`t want to be weighed down with bulky beach towels? You can hire and order these to be delivered to your villa.
Want to cut down your travelling load? You can hire from us many items including pushchair, cot, coolbox/parasol, dvd player.
Do you sometimes want to stay in your villa without having to cook? We can provide excellent catering services brought to your villa.
A special occasion while you are away? Order a celebration cake or hamper of goodies.
Your suggestions are welcome
Changeover day for this property is: Friday - flexible out of high season
Approximate distance from closest airport: 61km - Girona
Approximate distance to closest town: 1.5km - Begur
Approximate distance to closest beach: 2km - Sa Riera
BEGUR - This charming hillside town with its cobbled streets offers the visitor an excellent choice of Catalan restaurants, tapas bars and shops. The main square has entertainment in the high season and there are many late night bars and a couple of discos. The overall atmosphere is very Spanish with local artists` paintings and crafts displayed in the square during the summer. Every Wednesday there is a market sellling fruit/veg clothes and accessories. There are excellent supermarkets,specialist fishmonger, butchers` shops and freshly baked bread available in many shops.
30% deposit required on reservation. Balance due 2 months prior to holiday. Meet and greet on arrival. Late arrivals catered for. Directions/instructions issued prior to holiday. Local managing agent able to deal with any queries.
Check-in is generally from 4pm & check-out 10am.
Internet, Airconditioning. Oven, hob, dishwasher, fridge/freezer, washing machine. Wood burning stove, electric heating. Several terraces, Satellite T.V. [Freeview] cd/tape player/dvd. Table tennis
Uninterrupted sea and country views.
NEARBY ACTIVITIES AND ATTRACTIONS:
Tennis and horseriding- 10mins drive.
Beach activities, snorkelling, diving- 10min drive.
The beaches in this region are superb. All sandy with blue flags and mostly a shallow entrance making it safe for little ones. There is rarely overcrowding as there is such a choice of beaches and some are relatively unknown by tourists. This area attracts many spaniards from Barcelona and other parts of Spain, many of whom have holiday homes here.
Go-karting for kids and adults-10mins drive.
Water park- 20mins drive.
Zoo- 10mins drive
Golf- many golf courses within 10-20 mins drive. The house manual gives details of all the courses in the local vicinity.
Sailing- 10mins drive. There is a sailing club at Sa Riera and kayaks and pedallos for hire. Kayaks also at Calella.
Cultural activities- all over the region:
Figueres- Dalis museum- 40mins drive
Medieval towns- 15-20 mins drive- Peratallada- a must to visit.
Restaurants- too numerous to mention. Begur has a very good choice as do the coastal villages. The house manual has previous guests comments on local restaurants.
Shops- an interesting selection of very good shops selling clothes, jewellery, etc.
Food- excellent speciality shops in Begur for fish and meat plus very good supermarkets.
Cycling- bykes can be hired in Palafrugell
Walking- this is wonderful walking country, especially out of season when it is not so hot. The tourist office has a map showing popular walks.
Skiing- within 3 hours you can be on the slopes in Andorra.
Night life- plenty if you want it but there is not a string of discos here. Mainly late night cellar bars with music, some with dancing. There is a club in Begur and one just outside, not far from the villa but well away from everything and everyone!
The main square has entertainment in the high season with a mixture of traditional and modern music and dancing. Wonderful to just sit and watch!
About the area ~
The nearest beach at SA RIERA is just a 5 minute drive Sa Riera is an old fishing village which has been revamped but still retains its charm. There are several waterfront restaurants and a few shops, bars and cafes. The beachside is littered with pretty fishermens cottages, many of which are now holiday homes Within 10-15 minutes are the excellent beaches and coastal villages of AIGUABLAVA, TAMARIU, CALELLA DE PALAFRUGELL and LLAFRANC.
Begur - This charming hillside town with its cobbled streets offers the visitor an outstanding choice of Catalan restaurants, tapas bars and shops. The main square has entertainment in the high season and there are many late night bars and a couple of discos. The overall atmosphere is very Spanish with local artists` paintings and crafts displayed in the square during the summer. Every Wednesday there is a market sellling fruit/veg clothes and accessories. There are excellent supermarkets,specialist fishmonger, butchers` shops and freshly baked bread available in many shops.
General information on the area ~
This is the unspoilt COSTA BRAVA or CATALUNYA which is free from large Tour Operated holidays and where most of the properties are owned by Barcelonians. It is rarely overcrowded and has retained real Spanish charm without a souvenir shop in sight! This is an area you will want to return to again and again.... Every day there will be a different place of interest to visit, be it a cultural pursuit or another sundrenched sandy cove with clear water to while away the day. All the coastal resorts here have waterfront restuarants, cafes and shops and it is a real pleasure to wander the little streets around the front and enjoy the spectacular scenery that this rugged coastline offers. Development here is mainly villas as the terrain does not allow for large apartment blocks and the coastline remains intact with some wonderful coastal path walks.
There are many other places of interest including Salvador Dali`s castle at PUBOL and his amazing museum at Figueres, where you cannot fail to be drawn in by his diverse art. At La Bisbal the streets are littered with ceramic shops and there is also an antique centre. Girona is a wonderful small city to visit, known as mini-Barcelona, with its own charming ramblas and interesting shops and pavement restaurants. Barcelona, if you crave city life, is one hour by train from Flaca (20mins by car from Begur) and here you can leave your car and get right into the centre of Barcelona by train.
The border of France is approximately one hour away but you will find all you need and more in this beautiful and charming unspoilt region of Spain, Costa Brava.
|Airport (Girona):||45 kilometers|
|From||To||1 week||Min. stay|
|01 Jan 2016||24 Mar 2016||€ 1,496£ 1,095$ 1,685||4 Nights|
|25 Mar 2016||12 May 2016||€ 1,632£ 1,195$ 1,839||4 Nights|
|13 May 2016||02 Jun 2016||€ 1,769£ 1,295$ 1,993||4 Nights|
|03 Jun 2016||16 Jun 2016||€ 2,588£ 1,895$ 2,917||4 Nights|
|17 Jun 2016||30 Jun 2016||€ 3,681£ 2,695$ 4,148||1 Week|
|01 Jul 2016||14 Jul 2016||€ 4,501£ 3,295$ 5,071||1 Week|
|15 Jul 2016||25 Aug 2016||€ 5,047£ 3,695$ 5,687||1 Week|
|26 Aug 2016||08 Sep 2016||€ 2,725£ 1,995$ 3,071||1 Week|
|09 Sep 2016||29 Sep 2016||€ 2,315£ 1,695$ 2,609||4 Nights|
|30 Sep 2016||13 Oct 2016||€ 1,496£ 1,095$ 1,685||4 Nights|
|14 Oct 2016||27 Oct 2016||€ 2,315£ 1,695$ 2,609||1 Week|
|28 Oct 2016||29 Dec 2016||€ 1,496£ 1,095$ 1,685||4 Nights|
|Reservation fee:||30 %|
|Pay balance 8 weeks before arrival|
|Final cleaning:||Included in the price|
|Pets:||Included in the price|
|Linen and towels:||Included in the price|
|Electricity:||Included in the price|
|Water:||Included in the price|
|Wi-Fi:||Included in the price|
|Payment methods accepted:||Credit or debit card, Bank transfer|
|Notes:||Changeover day: Friday
flexible out of season
CASA ALFORA can be rented to smaller groups at special rates out of the main season (up to mid June and from mid September)
Bed linen, bathroom towels, pool towels, weekly cleaning
On booking we give you a list of optional extras from which to choose. These include:
grocery shopping delivered for your arrival, cot, pushchair, mountain bikes, coolbox and many more items.
Our aim is to make your holiday experience as hassle free as possible and we welcome any suggestions you may have.
Check in time 1600-2000hrs
special arrangements can be made for late arrivals
Check out time no later than 1000hrs
flexible out of season
30% deposit on reservation
balance payable 2 months prior to holiday
We can accept payment by credit card or bank transfer. Euro and sterling payments accepted.
Longer stays considered (1 - 6 months)