“Luigi and Kashia are fantastic hosts! they know very well the area nearby and provided us a lot of attentions and good recomendations. The house is very comfortable and cutte! it is a perfect place for kids because there is a lot of toys and a wonderful place for playing and watching films. The view from the garden makes you feel in the forest! We really spend a nice time and enjoy a lot. It’s a lovely house and a lovely family! Thanks very much! ”
“Last summer we stayed in the comfortable and cosy house of Luigi. We had a lovely time with our children! Luigi was very helpful and provided us with lots of good advice on day trips and nice restaurants- we did have great days and food!! Our favourite spit in the house was the terrace enjoying the late evening sun with an apéro. Highly recommend place!”
“Luigi and Kasia are the most perfect hosts! From start to finish their helpfulness and attention to detail are incredible! They laid out a itinerary of things to do for us according to our interests before we even arrived, and they got everything spot on! If ever we had any questions before or during our stay then they were right at hand to give us any help we needed. Their home is beautiful! It is all layout and decorated to a very high standard, and most importantly it is homely and cozy - you just feel at home as soon as you step through the front door.The location is great. You are equidistant from Girona, Barcelona, the sea and the mountains. So there are endless possibilities as to what to do with your day within a 20-30 minute drive from the door. Luigi and Kasia and their home are all what make home swapping work so well. Highly recommended. Thank you again for everything. Alan, Fanny, Ashlinn and Liam”
“My family of 5 just returned from an amazing summer in the Costa Brava, which ended with a week-long stay at Luigi's place. Luigi was an amazing host his house was very comfortable and great fit for our family. The house is spacious, modern, and well-equipped with all the amenities, a nice backyard and, lots of toys and games for our 3 kids, including our 2 yo toddler. Luigi was extremely welcoming, accommodating, and informative, and very helpful about providing recommendations for on great activities, restaurants, and day trips in the area. He recommended several good restaurants within a few minutes drive from the house, as well as great tons of great parks, beaches and towns to explore, all within a 30-45 min drive. It was a wonderful base for exploring the Costa Brava, and less than an hour drive from the Barcelona airport. We had an amazing stay and would love to come back! ”
“Staying at Casa Luigi and Kasia was a real treat for my family and me. We enjoyed the carefully designed light and cosy family house Very much. Our favourite spot was on the terrace overlooking the woods and seeing the sunset evert evening. And because it is August we were surely happy with the air conditioning, too. As we have teenagers, they were happy with the house (and WiFi and and Netflix possibilties) too. We experienced our hosts as warm and very friendly. Luigi adviced us on several iternaries which were so cool to visit! The whole experience was wonderfull!! We love to come back once. Femke, Evert Jan & kids”
“Luigi, what a wonderful host. So helpful and a brilliant communicator. Nothing was too much trouble. The home was beautiful and so welcoming with chocolates and yummy things left for us to eat and drink. Extremely comfortable home, we all loved it. Thank you so much Luigi and family. ”
“Beautifully decorated home, with all the mod cons and comforts at a high level. Fantastic space to relax and enjoy time with my family, with nice views and a 35 mins drive to some lovely beaches and restaurants. Great for a day trip to Girona or Barcelona.....we loved Gironas old town.”
“Staying at Luigi's home was truly a gift for us. The location is fabulous as it's far enough outside of Barcelona, in a lovely little area that has lots of things to do, relatively close to some of the beaches, but most of all, it feels like you're in nature, which we love. The property is decked out for comfort, relaxation and dining. We had everything we needed to feel right at home. A massive thank you and gratitude to Luigi for taking such good care of us... Estela and John”
“This was our second stay at Luigi and Kasia's home. It was even more beautiful than when we last visited a year ago, if that was possible ! We love this house and we always feel relaxed and welcome here - Luigi and Kasia go out of their way to make you feel welcome. They had even installed a huge TV with Netflix the night before our arrival so that we were able to enjoy cosy nights in watching a film! The house is immaculate, well equipped and a great location. The weather was sunny and warm even though it was December and we enjoyed walks, relaxing at the local beaches and visited Girona. Luigi and Kasia sum up what LoveHomeSwap is about and are a truly special family - thank you again! Kathryn, Rob and Girls ”
“Beautifully appointed, designed and spacious home was perfect for our family of 5. Wonderful presentation and top hotel quality. Located in a residential area within 35 mins of beaches and 50mins of amazing Barcelona and Girona. Hosts were exceptionally friendly, helpful and dedicated to ensuring we enjoyed and discovered the area. My children loved the beaches and the visit to The Camp Nou. Highly recommended.”
“We only stayed for a couple of nights to break up our journey however Luigi's home was a perfect location for our family to rest and chill out on our way through Spain. We went on a local walk through the countryside (as recommended by Luigi) which took us past horses, geese, sheep, a perfect bridge over a stream to play Pooh sticks and enough blackberries to keep the kids walking. We also made good use of the community pool at the campsite a short drive away. Unfortunately we had rain on the second day but the house is so large and comfortable that the children were quite content with the play room and home entertainment centre. Many thanks Luigi and family for being such kind and attentive hosts. You have a truly beautiful home.”
“An utterly gorgeous property in the very heart of Cataluña! Luigi and Kasia had gone out of their way to sprinkle a bit of magic for our stay in their beautiful family home. Our swap with Luigi and his family during Easter 2018 was truly AMAZING! Luigi and Kasia's home is both elegant and cozy with a rustic touch to the decor. We instantly felt in love with their house from the moment we walked through the front door. They had prepared everything for us before our arrival, and even covered all beds with beautiful pillows and tons of chocolates for our three boys! The house is outstanding: very spacious, beautifully decorated and with a wonderful view to green surroundings and magnificent mountains. The garden is full of flowers and comfy furniture and has a great view and tranquil atmosphere.... We wish we could have stayed until summer! Luigi and Kasia's warm home was also a true paradise for our boys. They spent a lot of time on the bikes outside as well as playing indoors with toys in the “family room” -such a great area for families with young children! After a long day of adventures (so many things to explore in the area) we always enjoyed coming back "home" to have our evening meal in the lovely kitchen/dining area. Luigi and Kasia were also the very best hosts, always giving us helpful insider tips regarding local things to do and places to visit. This made our stay even more exiting and we appreciated how Luigi always gave us answers straight away and made us feel 100 % special. As this was a simultaneous swap, when we returned home from our week in Cataluña, we came back to a house so tidy and clean that it was even more flawless than when we left it. Luigi and Kasia had even bought presents for our three boys! We simply cannot say enough about how happy we are with the warm, loving and welcoming style you, Luigi and Kasia, have had for us during this simultaneous swap at Easter 2018. Thank you so much for allowing us to stay in your warm and beautiful home and letting us have a unforgettable time in Riells i Viabrea. Xx ”
“The whole experience of staying at Luigi and Kasia's home was fabulous. The communication throughout was outstanding, always on hand to help with idaes for days out and just general information. Their home was beautiful and in a perfect location. We visited beautiful coves, had lovely walks and even went to Barcelona by train. We would love to go back one day!”
“Luigi and Kasia's home is in a beautiful rustic part of Spain which has amazing scenery up the hill from the house and in the neighbouring area. Their lovely home is extremely spacious and comfortable with all rooms well colour co-ordinated and stylishly designed. Every morning waking to the Spanish sun was a real joy. We loved admiring the bougainvillea and various herbs in the garden during breakfast. Gazing at the stars and even seeing a shooting star in the back garden at night was another enjoyable experience! We loved sampling the fresh seafood readily available in the nearby markets! Local residents were friendly. We highly recommend this home with genuine, warm and hospitable hosts! Luigi and Kasia, a heartfelt thank you! ”
“We spent an unforgettable week in Luigi and Kasia's beautiful home, which is spacious, bright and furnished with love and care (the garden is even more lovely than it looks in the photos). It was the perfect place to come home to after our adventures to the many amazing destinations located not too far from the house - the Montseny Nature reserve to the north, enchanting medieval villages, and the lovely coast, where we spent several days snorkelling and making friends with the fish. While themselves on holiday in England, Luigi and Kasia were excellent hosts, providing us with all the necessary information about arrival and the workings of the house. But they really went above and beyond the call of duty and wrote to us about extra-special places to visit, their favorite restaurants, fun places to go with kids, etc. Also, I have to say that, showing up as strangers, it was just so nice to receive such warm and welcoming messages from our hosts, who asked us how we spent our day, and also shared glimpses of their own holiday. Luigi and Kasia really made us feel like honoured guests. All in all a wonderful experience for me and my family.”
“This was such an amazing experience for us! Being fairly new to this we didn't really know what to expect and Luigi and Kasia were brilliant hosts. They couldn't have been more helpful with where to go and ideas of what to do, the communication was fantastic. The house was lovely and enjoyed relaxing in it very much we also went to the coast on several days and into Barcelona from there with no trouble. I cannot recommend it enough. Thank you so much Luigi and Kasia for making us feel so welcome. Helen, Tim and the boys.”
“As a couple we stayed for a week in this beautiful house of Luigi and Kasha. Everything was arranged very well. During our stay we had frequent contact via whatsapp for info about restaurants and things to do. We ended up in all kind of nice places you normally would not find. You need to have a car since not much to do in walking distance. But with a car you are in only 45 minutes in Gerona, Barcelona and the beach. We definitely recommend this place for families with kids, couples or larger groups. Thanks Luigi and Kasha for all the good care! Paul”
“We did a simultaneous 1-week swap with Luigi and his family in April 2017. Whilst we have had people via LHS staying at our house before, it was our first stay in someone else's home. We traveled as a party of 3, 2 women in their late 30s and a 3.5-year old boy. Communication with Kasia and Luigi was excellent throughout, they really went out of their way to provide us with as much info as possible to create an unforgettable trip. The family had prepared a comprehensive house & area guide for us in English which included very useful information and excellent local-knowledge. Throughout our trip we communicated via whatsapp, although neither side had many questions, just recommendations and compliments to exchange! :-) As we have similarly aged children, their home was a true play paradise for my son, we pretty much spent most of our time on the shaded terrace overlooking the beautifully maintained garden (someone in the family clearly has a very green thumb!) when not exploring the region: sandy beaches, a boat trip, picturesque fishing villages, outlet centres for shopaholics, great tapas bars, etc were on our agenda. There was so much to do we didn't even go to Barcelona which is close by. I loved the family's comfortable and spacious home and my son decided on day two that we were not returning home! :-) We found the house was modern and tidy with little personal touches that gives is a lot of character. Located in a small village you definitely need a car to get around, however even that was offered by our hosts although we didn't take them up on it. We loved our time on the Costa Brava and would welcome the opportunity to swap with this lovely family again. I have actually already put in a request for Easter 2018! As it was a simultaneous swap, I cannot recommend this family highly enough. Their two little girls were highly considerate of our place and our cats. After 1 week we came home to a patio that was full of flowers and a table full of presents and nice messages and I'd say they had left the home even nicer than it was before! :-) Thank you so much for this wonderful experience and I hope we'll arrange another swap in the near future. Marion, Fay and Phil xxx”
“Great house and base for exploring the Costa Brava. Luigi and Kasia very helpful and informative. Great for people with kids, as superbly equipped with toys and games too.”
“Luigi and Kasia are such lovely hosts. They are generous and concerned that their guests have a great experience. We have really enjoyed chatting with them and I would not hesitate in recommending this swap. The exchanges were extremely helpful before and during our trip. The house proved to be a great base from which to explore the area. We would not hesitate in returning some time in the future. ”
“Wonderful guests. Conscientious and kind, they took every opportunity to learn about the area and our rural lifestyle with open hearted interest. Luigi and Kasia make home swapping easy and rewarding. Thanks guys! ”
“Luigi and Kasia were the PERFECT guests! They have stayed at our home twice now and leave things absolutely immaculate. They took great care of our cats and watered the garden. Absolutely no hesitation in hosting them again or recommending them as house guests!”
“Luigi and his family were a delight to do a swap with. They kept the house in immaculate condition and watered all my vegetables. They had left us lots of sweet touches for when we returned home. Communication was great too. Can't fault them in any way. ”
Where is it?
Moments from the toll free C-25 motorway --which connects the Catalan Transversal Range mountainous region to Barcelona and to the Costa Brava coast-- our modern 3-storey child-friendly rustic townhouse is tucked away in the heart of the quaint mountain village of Viladrau. Viladrau is nestled in the Montseny mountains, and is a laid-back summer holiday spot where local celebrities and royalty go to lay low, shedding their celebrity in the beautiful welcoming mountainous landscape. Our village's main square is just a 30-second stroll from our front door and is bustling with a variety of interesting cafès, well-known restaurants, unique bars and a very well-stocked local grocery that is open 7 days a week and whose well-stocked shelves even include fine foods and niche products so that you can whip up a restaurant-worthy family meal at home. The toll-free C-25 motorway is a great access point for all that Barcelona and the Costa Brava have to offer. The beautiful Costa Brava beaches are just a 45 min drive [Cala Sant Francesc, Santa Cristina, Santa Bàrbara] from the house, as are Barcelona and Girona so you’re really spoilt for choice!
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