Mas Talaia / Between Figueres & Girona in Catalonia

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$ 7,724 – 9,350 /wk
Bedrooms
6
Bathrooms
7
Sleeps
12 +3
PoolNear BeachWalk to Village/ServicesParkingA/CInternet/Wi-FiTVGreat KitchenTerrace/BalconyWasher/Dryer Elderly accessibleChild friendlyGround floor bed/bath
Rating
4
Top Features

Outstanding authentic farmhouse with wonderful country kitchen on hill with pool, views

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Overview

Located in the heart of the beautiful Catalonian hills north of Barcelona, this lovely masia, or farmhouse, is perched on a ridge with breathtaking views of the Pyrenees and rolling farmland. Here the air is clear and guests can relax informally in the countryside of rural Spain, explore famous art cities (Barcelona, Girona, Figueres) or swim and sun on the famous sandy beaches of the chic Costa Brava, less than 30 minutes away. The house has easy access to the highway, which is just 5 minutes from the farmhouse. You can cross the border into France in about half an hour making it easy to dine in Perpignan of one of the picturesque coastal villages.

The surrounding countryside, dotted with medieval hill towns, woods and green fields, is reminiscent of Tuscany and Provence. Cyclists train in the hills and Pyrenees Mountains, because the area has many trails, and is excellent for bicycling and walking. Guests can explore village markets, craft and pottery shops and marvelous restaurants. Catalan cuisine is absolutely delicious, with fresh produce and ultra-fresh fish; several world-class restaurants are within reach. But guests are also delighted by the small country restaurants that can be found in the nearby perched villages.

Mas Talaia is a marvelous place for a family or friends to enjoy a relaxing vacation in a fascinating and beautiful location. The area reminds us of Tuscany with its natural beauty, proximity to the sea, marvelous regional cuisine and easy access to great art cities.

Nearby you'll find many shops and restaurants. Costa Brava is less than 30 minutes away. 

Reviews for Mas Talaia

  • T.R.
    August 28, 2017
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    The area around the lake at Banyoles is a paradise for bikers. Catalonia has wonderful greenways — rails to trails paths — so you can ride down from the foothills of the Pyrenees to the sea through a world drenched in history. Mas Talaia is great for hanging out, too. Our friend stayed at the Mas lounging amidst the flowers and finished three short stories on his laptop! 

  • Gloria Fishman
    June 22, 2016
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    Our family had a wonderful week at Mas Talaia. The house was comfortable, well located and we enjoyed the peaceful surroundings. We were within a short drive to some beautiful and interesting towns and even drove to France for lunch. Yolanda, the cook, made us two outstanding dinners and the owner Cindy was extremely helpful orienting us to the area. It was everything we hoped for!! This is our third house with Villa Vacations and we are looking forward to the next one.

  • L.W.
    June 17, 2015
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    Cindy was an amazing host...The house was a delight, with comfortable beds, fully stocked kitchen, every detail in place. The spacious design was perfect for meals together but never felt crowded; there was plenty of privacy indoors and out. The meal prepared for us was delicious and graciously served. We loved Mas Talaia and are already plotting our return. 

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Details

The Masia (Farmhouse)

The property whiich dates from 1806, has a red-tiled roof, ancient well and stone walls with climbing bougainvillea. It can comfortably accommodate up to 15 people with 7,600 sq feet indoors, and a large covered terrace with fireplace and BBQ area outdoors.

Mas Talaia has been thoughtfully renovated to keep the original flavor with exposed-stone walls, vaulted ceilings, huge exposed beams, terra cotta-tiled floors, and color-washed walls.  All six bedrooms have individually controlled installed air conditioners.

Interior details

Ground Floor (sleeps 2+2)
  • Large elegant entrance with original terra cotta barrel vault ceiling and terra cotta tile floors.
  • Large living room with satellite TV
  • Pool table, card tables, sofas
  • Spacious eat-in country kitchen with dishwasher, microwave, fireplace and sitting area with a large library with books in English, Catalan and Spanish, gudebooks, maps and coffee table art books with art from the area.
  • Bedroom with queen sized bed and bathroom with shower
  • Study/office with computer and two twin beds.  This room can use the extra summer bathroom in warmer months or share the other downstairs bathroom with the queen-bedded room in the colder months.
  • Pantry and laundry room with extra refrigerator and washer and dryer
  • Summer (unheated) bathroom with large shower, toilet, bidet, sink and counter accessed through the pantry.
Second Floor (sleeps 10+1)
  • Five double bedrooms (3 queen-bedded rooms and 2 twin-bedded rooms)
  • Five bathrooms of which 3 are en suite and 2 are dedicated and just outside their bedrooms with a privacy curtain
  • Spacious center room with hand hewn beams, antique furniture, table and chairs

Grounds

  • Garden with sunny and shaded areas
  • Covered terrace with fireplace, sink and large double table with chairs for 14.
  • Swimming pool (5 x 10 m or 17 x 32 ft)
  • Ping-Pong table
  • Bocce (petanque)
  • Basketball hoop
  • Soccer field
  • Herb garden (help yourself)

Amenities

Features
  • Terrace/BalconyStaff Included
Location
  • Near Beach Walk to village/services
  • Closest store or village: 2.0 km
Closest Village/Services
2.0km
Transportation
  • Parking
Pool/Spa
  • Pool (unheated)
Recreation
  • Golf (within 30 minutes)
Communications
  • PhoneFAX
Entertainment
  • TV (satellite)CD Player/StereoVideo Player
Climate Control
  • Air ConditioningCentral HeatWindow Screens
Kitchen
  • Great KitchenDishwasherMicrowave
Laundry
  • Washer/Dryer
Accessibility
  • Elderly accessibleChild friendlyGround floor bed/bath

Rates & Availability

Rates and Availability

Availability

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Minimum Stay
1 week
Arrival Day
Flexible
2018 Weekly Rates
DateRate
Low Season
Jan 6 - Mar 22
Sep 29 - Dec 21
$7,724
Mid Season
Apr 7 - May 25
Sep 1 - Sep 38
$8,016
High Season
Mar 24 - Apr 6
May 26 - Aug 31
Dec 22 - Jan 4, 2019
$9,350

Additional Information

Includes
  • Linens (towels changed mid-week)
  • Utilities (except heat and air conditioning)
  • 2 hours maid service (weekdays only; no weekends)
  • Final cleaning
  • Garden and pool maintenance
  • Use of computer with Internet access and printer.
  • Free telephone for local calls.
Extras
  • Heat and A/C are metered and paid locally based on consumption. 
  • A €500 deposit is required at check in for heat and/or A/C.  On a very hot summer week if guests use the A/C liberally, the utility cost can go higher than the deposit. Guests will pay according to the meter.
  • Additional maid or laundry service available upon request at an extra fee of €15/hour.
  • Special dinners can be prepared upon request. The farmhouse can hire a marvelous Catalan cook to come in every day or just some of the days. She is great, fun and not expensive!  She will purchase the food, pre-cook some things,and arrive ready to cook the rest, serve it, and clean up.
Security Deposit

$500 is paid in the USA by check and refunded within a month of departure less any damage or unpaid fees.

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Location

DestinationTime to Mas Talaia
Camallera (train, groceries, wine, cheese)12 min.
Beach at Empuries (white, sandy and ancient ruins22 min.
Girona30 min.
Figueres (Dali' Museum)1 hr.
Perpignon (France)1 hr.
Barcelona1.5 hr.

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Doorways Ltd.
(800) 261-4460USA & Canada
(610) 520-0806International
(610) 520-0807FAX
PO Box 531
Bryn Mawr, Pennsylvania 19010
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