Bright spacious child-friendly home base for exploring the Costa Brava

Bright spacious child-friendly home base for exploring the Costa Brava

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5 Bedrooms
Sleeps 8
3 baths

About our home

LOOKING FOR A SWAP IN THE GREATER LOS ANGELES AREA FOR SUMMER 2018 STARTING AS EARLY AS JULY 27th 2018 AND FINISHING AS LATE AS AUGUST 27th 2018. The house exchange can be as short as 1 week to as long as 5 weeks as it is when we have our summer school holidays.

Our bright & spacious air-conditioned home was built in 2007 and is child-friendly. All 5 bedrooms have their own spacious balcony and as we live in a leafy housing estate some of the balconies have views of the nearby Montseny mountains [photo 72]. Our home has fast WiFi, as well as all the basic modern conveniences families are looking for. You and your family will be thrilled to find that our home is a 30 min. drive from the stunning Costa Brava beaches [photos 59, 60, 61, 62, 63, 64 & 65] and a 20 min. drive from the Montseny & Montnegre forest reserves [photos 68, 69, 70, 71, 72, 73 & 74]. Our home is also 45 min. away from the centre of bustling Barcelona and a 20 minute drive from our house will take you to La Roca Village Chic Outlet Shopping [photos 75, 76, 77 & 78], which has over 130 upscale stores, trendy shops and chic boutiques. Also, the nearest railway station which can take you to the centre of Barcelona or to the Barcelona or Girona/Costa Brava airports is just a 15 min stroll from our house!

Our home has over 2,300 square feet of living space. It has 4 large bedrooms, 1 small bedroom/office [photos 38 & 39], an uptairs tv room/family room full of the kids' toys and equipped with full AirCon and a home cinema projector [photos 21, 22 & 23]. Our house has also got 3 bathrooms, a huge light-filled & well-equipped kitchen with full AirCon [photos 13, 14, 15, 16, 17 & 18], not to mention a very large laundry room/boxroom and fire stove on lower level [photo 9]. Our bright and spacious open plan sitting and dining room has got full AirCon [photos 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10 & 11] and overlooks the rear garden [photo 52], which has a nice-sized and spacious paddling pool [3 m x 1.80 m; photo 45] where your younger kids can cool off and enjoy water play during those long summer days. The sitting room is also equipped with another home cinema projector so that you and your family can have the time of your lives [photos 6, 7, 8 & 9].

PS- We also have a 2008 Peugeot 207 -with steering wheel on the left side- available to you and your family free of charge, if needed. Also, if staying in our home in summer, your family will receive courtesy passes for the length of your stay to a lovely and proper outdoor swimming pool that is just 7 minutes from our house where you and the kids can go for a dip and have some fun in the water [photos 38 & 39].

Getting Around...
We are glad to report that our house is just a 15-minute stroll to our local "Gualba Train Station", from where you catch the "R2 Nord" train line, which is a direct line to Barcelona International Airport "El Prat". The train journey to the airport takes 1h15min & you are in the centre of Barcelona within 1h (10€ return ticket per person). Except for our "R2 Nord" direct train line to Barcelona City & Barcelona International Airport "El Prat", there is not any really good reliable public transport in our area and taxis can be on the rather pricey side. We will, therefore, gladly make an insured 2008 Peugeot 207 -with steering wheel on the left side & which seats 5- available to you and your family free of charge, if needed.

Layout of bedrooms...
All 4 big double bedrooms [photos 24, 30, 34 & 37 on our LHS profile] , as well as the 1 small bedroom [photos 39] are upstairs [photo 19] and are all located down a corridor [photo 20]. We've recently kitted out the small bedroom as an office [photo 38] for ourselves so that we can more easily work from home, when necessary. As far as the remaining 4 large double bedrooms, one of them is a master bedroom with full AirCon [photos 24, 25, 26 & 27] and an ensuite bathroom [photos 28 & 29]. This master bedroom has a grand king-size bed. Another bedroom has two children's beds as both of our daughters sleep in that bedroom [photos 33, 34, 35 & 36]. We will gladly put 1 single bed or 2 single beds (if you prefer) in our daughters' bedroom as per your family needs. Another bedroom has a double bed [135cm; photo 37] and the remaining bedroom has a king-size bed [150cm; photo 30]. There's also a family bathroom (photos 40, 41 & 42] upstairs and a family room with full AirCon [photos 21, 22 & 23] which is full of books and toys and equipped with a 3-seater corner chaise longue sofa and a home cinema projector [photo 22].

A PROPOSITO DI NOI E DELLA NOSTRA CASA:

Siamo una coppia sposata con 2 bimbe ed abbiamo scoperto che Love Home Swap è un modo per far scoprire il mondo alle nostre figlie, aprire i loro occhi e renderle curiose. Noi viviamo in una casa luminosa e confortevole di più di 230 m2 in una zona residenziale verdissima in un villaggio tra la vivace città di Barcellona (a 45 min. di distanza) e la storica città di Girona (a 45 min. di distanza). Siamo anche abbastanza vicino dalla Costa Brava (a 30 min. di distanza dalla bellissima Tossa de Mar, un villaggio di pescatori), e anche dalla riserva forestale Montseny (a 20 minuti), dove si possono fare belle passeggiate tutto l'anno. Se siete interessati a scambiare case, metteremo un assicurato Peugeot 207 dal 2008 a disposizione vostra gratis in modo che voi e la vostra famiglia possiate visitare facilmente bei paesini della zona (come Hostalric, un villagio medievale che si trova a soltanto 5 minuti da noi), così come piccole spiagge pittoresche (come Santa Barbara e Santa Cristina, che sono alcune delle nostre preferite, e che sono a 25 minuti di distanza). Invitiamo tutti a dare un'occhiata a questo nostro profilo su Love Home Swap, dove abbiamo pubblicato una serie di foto della nostra casa in modo che possiate vedere se uno scambio di casa è possibile. Ecco qua!

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  1. We're a married couple in our 30s with two lovely & well-mannered daughters.

  2. We like to think of ourselves as considerate and thoughtful people and would be respectful when staying in your home.

  3. We're young expat entrepreneurs who've decided to make Catalonia our home and adopted country.

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Buzzy restaurants
Tapas Bar & Restaurant I'm Sorry Loli in St Celoni, a town 4 miles away
Cool bars
Restaurant & Lounge Club Es Blanc in Blanes, a seaside town 12 miles away
Retail therapy
La Roca Village Chic Outlet Shopping (20 min. away) with over 130 shops
Bit of culture
All-Year-Round: Take your family to Can Turró Farmstead (just 6 miles away), where you are surrounded by rural nature and your kids get to know first-hand about life on a farm with countless animals to watch & pet & milk to drink & biscuits to eat! 6€ per child, 8€ per adult ********************** In Spring: 14, 15 & 16 April 2017 Medieval Fair in Hostalric (just 5 min. away): a walled medieval town perched on a bluff overlooking the Tordera Valley *********************** In Summer: 14 July 2017 Wine & Tapas Fest in Arenys de Mar, a seaside town 11 miles away // 2 & 3 September 2017 Medieval Fair in Besalú, a medieval gem on the Fluvià River 50 min. away
Walks in the park
Lovely walks in nearby Montseny and Montnegre Forest Reserves
Day tripping
Barcelona (45 min. away), Costa Brava Beaches (25 min. away), Montseny Mountains & Montseny Forest Reserve (20 min. away)

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