“Amazing house and grounds, very hospitable hosts who went out of their way to make us feel comfortable, highly recommended. ”
Victoria's reviewsAs a host (9)
“Clyde and I had a marvelous stay at Victoria’ villa, a week went by so quickly. We loved the morning when we woke up hearing beautiful chirping of birds, the vivid colors of the blue water in her pool, bougainvillea and assortments of flowers and the beautiful breeze. The villa is very spacious and well equipped with everything you ever need. And the communication with Victoria was such a joy, she was so easy to work with, very flexible and understanding, we contacted her almost the last minute due to Spain travel restrictions that left everything so uncertain but Victoria was so patient with us on moving our dates back and forth. Thank you Victoria. The villa was a great base for us to explore the beautiful coast of Costa Brava that is full of attractions and great waterfront restaurants to drop in for a great meal. It was our first time visiting Costa Brava, we were so surprised how beautiful, rugged and well kept this coast of Spain is. We want to thank Victoria for allowing us to have a taste of paradise. We highly recommend her beautiful villa to everyone who plan a visit to Costa Brava. ”
“This is our second holiday at Victoria and Grahams villa and yet again it was fantastic. We were there in late October / early November and the weather was still a lovely 25 degrees everyday and the sea still had all of its summer warmth which made for fun packed days at the beaches with out 5 and 7 year old. It was great to take breakfast on the terrace every morning in the sun and return to a lovely bright, cozy house every evening. The location is perfect, being just 2 minutes from the beautiful beach of Sa Riera (with its tapas bar and restaurants) and just 5 minutes to the charming town of Begur. But mostly we have to say that Victoria and Graham are the perfect hosts, and they really went out of there way to host us (they even delayed works on one of the bathrooms so as to accommodate us!).And it is really thanks to people like Victoria and Graham that makes home-swapping work! So thank you so much Victoria and Graham for an unforgettable family holiday in your beautiful home”
“We loved our stay on the Costa Brava at this villa just outside Begur, in Sa Riera. The coastline is absolutely spectacular and we did lots of hikes in the are, plus a day trip to Girona (about an hour away), a snorkelling trip and generally just exploring this lovely not overly touristy part of Spain (we were there at the start of September - just after peak). If you love hiking, you will love this area. Victoria's house was very comfortable and it was lovely to come back to at the end of each day - and being able to enjoy the pool after some very weary walks! The house itself was very well equipped. The weather was lovely so the ceiling fans were all that were needed in the bedrooms. Would happily return!”
“We couldn't recommend this properly highly enough. It was so comfortable and well equipped. The area is stunning with lots of beautiful walks around the coastal paths taking you to many lovely calas. One thing however, it is a steep walk to the town and back. The short cut is via 320 steps each way , but you are able to walk via the road which is less strenuous . We actually enjoyed the challenge and the coffee and pastry at the end of it! Very good communication with Victoria also. Great spot! ”
“We loved this Villa, very homely and obviously very loved. It's a great area with some extremely beautiful beaches. Sa Tuna being our favourite. Thank you Victoria for such and amazing stay x ”
“Wonderful villa in a beautiful part of Spain. We had a fantastic week of much needed relaxation. Victoria made everything very easy. ”
“Victoria and Grahams villa in Sa Riera is a little slice of Spanish paradise! Nestled on the hillside just above the beach means its very peaceful and yet is only a 5 minute walk down to the prestine sandy beach with a very reasonable choice of bars and restaurants. The villa itself is beautiful. It is bright, very spacious and well equiped. We loved just relaxing on the large terrace (both covered and uncovered) and enjoyed a few swims in the pool. Victoria and Graham were excellent hosts and were very helpful in arranging a very enjoyable stay for us. Although we have yet to meet they went above and beyond with their generosity and I hope that some day we can repay it. Thank you Victoria and Graham for a fantastic holiday!”
“Estuvimos unos dias en casa de Victoria y Graham y la verdad que estuvimos muy bien. La casa esta en un lugar espectacular, preciosas vistas y una ubicación perfecta. La casa muy amplia, limpia y la piscina preciosa, las niñas se lo pasaron muy bien jugando. La comunicación con Graham y Victoria ha sido muy fluida y nos han recomendado diferentes sitios para visitar, todos muy bonitos. Hemos pasado unos dias muy buenos en un entrono espectacular.”
Where is it?
This is an area of large individual detached houses on the side of a pine-clad valley and with the ruins of Begur's medieval castle watching over us and the coastline. Begur is the gem of our part of the Costa Brava, attracting visitors from Spain, its near neighbours and from the other side of the world. Do ask for advice on where to eat and what to visit - we've been coming here for 20 years and know it well. We love exploring new parts, including walking inland and visiting the different small beaches and towns all the way up to the French border. Our local beach, Sa Riera, is unspoilt and traffic free and best of all is walkable from the villa In under 10 minutes by steps or quiet hillside road (uphill on return) and is one of the most picturesque beaches on the Costa Brava. It is a horseshoe, sandy bay, ideal for swimming and snorkelling, with three or four restaurants and a well stocked supermarket (May-September). Other picturesque beaches with seafront eating include Playa de Pals (walkable from Sa Riera), Aigua Blava, Sa Tuna under 10 mins by car and 20 mins to Calella de Palafrugell, Llafranc and Tamariu.
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