Living local is a great chance to make a real difference using "Responsible Tourism" which are supporting the local Catalan farmers as it aids maintaining traditional ways of living. Renovating the beautiful country homes, with a high degree of respect, stops the areas of mass tourism to grow larger and preserve the stunning scenery, wildlife and glory in Catalonia's historic buildings and precious heritage.
Number of rooms: 8 Single rooms: 0 Double rooms: 7 Triple rooms: 0 4 person rooms: 1
Property number: 02-65981 Size (m²): 400
Single beds: 0 Double beds: 0 Bathrooms: 8 Bathrooms ensuite: 8 Price per week (€): 2.850 - 4.300
Nearest town (4km):
Beautiful holiday home close to the beach and with unique view over the lake
Enjoy a stressless holiday in an incredibly beautiful and completely renovated Catalan masia for18+8persons situated in natural surroundings and with a beautiful view to the lake and the Mediterranean Sea. Start the morning with a swim in the lake, or drive down to the nearby beaches of Costa Daurada.
The house is situated in the southern part of Catalonia and provides the perfect base for those, who enjoy relaxation in an authentic atmosphere. The surroundings are extraordinarily idyllic, and still, in short driving distance, you will have the beachlife of Cambrills, Universal Studios Port Aventura, the historical regional capital Tarragona, the vine district of Priorat and many other things.
Masia Lago Mar is situated on sloping land, allowing the fantastic view. The renovation has now (2015) been completed so the house now offers in total 8+2 bedrooms of very high standard.
The lower floor: The house is situated on sloping land, so both floors have direct access to the garden. On the lower floor you will have 3 suite-style bedrooms with own bathrooms. They have all direct exterior access. One of them are adapted for people with limited mobility and has its own small garden. Also on this floor, there is a big sitting room with sofas and projector for home-cinema. In the future, a second kitchen and a dining table will be added.
The upper floor: On the upper floor, which is in level with the garden and the court yard, a big room with very high ceilings and light entry in the roof, has the modern kitchen and access to the five bedrooms.
You enter the house through the beautiful patio (courtyard), equipped with sofas in the shade of the mandarin trees. Here is also a big outdoor table for outside dining and a barbecue. The courtyard has direct access to the stylish kitchen, so you can enjoy your cooking, perhaps with the ingredients from the local market, while chatting with the rest of the group. The kitchen is well-equipped with dishwasher, oven, microwave and espresso machine and many other facilities.
This very big common room also has a cosy sofa corner with TV and projector, and an indoor, very big dining table. From here, you also enter the 4 very large bedrooms and 1 family room with a doulbe bed and a a bunk bed for children. All the 5 bedrooms have french balconies and beautiful bathrooms en suite with bathtubs placed so you will have direct lake-view!
On the second floor under the roof, two lofts have been made with two single beds each, one designed for smaller children with a table to make drawings and different toys. The other is made in chill-out style for teenagers. These two attics have no bathrooms, so they are ideal for children, who can share bathrooms with their parents in the bedrooms.
For your convenience, there is a also a room with washing machine and iron.
History In the 1920s the house was built to serve as residence for the administrator of the dammed lake. The house is typical for a public building with a lot of beautiful details and high ceilings. When the dam was moved 200 meters, the building was left unused for decades, before the owners Ina and Albert got permission to take it over and renovate it. They have done so with great success and transformed the building into an incredibly beautiful holiday home with all modern facilities. Still the authentic atmosphere has been preserved and from the French balconies in almost all rooms and from the garden you can enjoy the picturous view to the lake and with the Mediterranean Sea in the distance.
Outdoor area In the furnished courtyard, where an outdoor kitchen is expected to be installed, you can enjoy the warm Catalan evenings with the flavor from the aromatic spice garden. To the right there is an area with trees with big hammocks, by the Spa-pool of 3 x 3 meters, there is an area with sun loungers.
The house has 4.000 m2 land, so there are many cosy spots, small walkways and natural banks. There is a private path directly to the lake. In the Eucalyptus tree, there is a swing and also there is a sandpit and a trampoline for the children and childish to play. Also in the premises you will find a tennis table.
Take a swim in the lake with water arriving directly from a nearby natural park. Also, in the village 2 km. away, there is a "village-pool", where you can have a swim with local children and teenagers, using this as their base in the summer. Finally, you can of course drive down to the beaches of Costa Daurada. If you are looking for a smaller, secluded beach, Ina and Albert can advice.
If want to hike, cycle or just explore the Catalan culture, the area is excellent, with natural parks, the wine district of Priorát, the regional capitols Reus with the Gaudi museum and Tarragona with the Roman Amphi theater are both less than 30 minutes drive away. Both cities has very lively antique town centers. Please request our activity document for further inspiration.
Activities: The owners live in a village only 3 km. away, and are very helpful with suggestions for bicycle rides and walks suitable for children or more advanced, as well as any other information needed. (For more information about activities, we also have an activity document and we post from time to time news on our facebook: www.facebook.com/cataloniaholidaylettings )
8 very spacious bedrooms (suites)
Bathrooms ensuite in all rooms and bathtubs with view!
2 lofts for older children
Beautiful common room with sofa corner (with projector), big dining table and kitchen
Very well-equipped kitchen with direct access to the courtyard
Washing machine and iron-facilities
The courtyard with sofas, dining table and barbecue
Big garden with plenty of cosy corners and stunning view
3 x 3 meter outdoor Spa with built in bench, so one can enjoy the view, perhaps with a glass of wine or cava
Sunloungers around the Spa
Direct access to the lake, where you can swim
2 km. to the village-pool and 15 minutes drive to the beach life of Costa Dauradas
Perfect point of departure to explore the surrounding nature, culture, beaches, cities, wine and entertainment
Very nice area for bicycling and hiking
Its possible to borrow kayaks for the lake for free against a small deposit
Fishing possible (license can be bought online)
Wine tourism (the owner can advice and have also a tour available)
Activities: Public tennisclub (3 km), Golf possible (15 km), Tabletennis, Internet and computer, Playground or swings, Television, Stereo
Interior: Dishwasher, Washing machine, High chair, Cot
Garden: Private garden, Private outdoor swimming
pool (9 (3x3) m2) , Public Swimmingpool ( km), BBQ, Terrace
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LINEN & TOWELS
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(for each guest is one for the bath and one for the hands - please bring towels for the pool and beach -
there is a washing machine in the house)
COT NORMALLY AVAILABLE AND INCLUDED. PLEASE REQUEST INFORMATION
HIGH CHAIR SOMETIMES AVAILABLE AND INCLUDED. PLEASE REQUEST INFORMATION
DOMESTIC ANIMALS/PETS PERMISSION AND SUPPLEMENT MUST BE REQUESTED IN ADVANCE, AS NOT ALL HOLIDAY HOMES ALLOW PETS
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HEATING ( WINTER) INCLUDED IN THE PRICE
40 % must be paid within 8 days to secure the booking.
By cancellation more than 2 months before arrival, half of the deposit will be refunded.
By cancellation less than 2 months before arrival, the deposit is not refunded.
(60%) in cash on arrival to the house owner or transfer one month before (as you prefer).
THE PRICE DOES NOT INCLUDE
Catalan tourist tax: € 0,99/adult (+16) per night. You maximum pay for 7 night´s (even though you stay 2 or 3 weeks).
Number of persons: The number of persons included is stated at the top of the page. The number in brackets indicates the number of optional extra beds available against supplement (typically € 125 per week). The price for an extra bed covers: Setting up additional bed linens, towels and use of facilities. There are also cot(s) available on request.
*At Catalan holidays in low- and medium season supplements may apply. Please consult us.
Description of the region :
With its 130.000 inhabitants is Tarragona the smallest of Catalonia's four province capitols, but with its situation on the beautiful Costa Daurada, the historical town centre and the landmark the roman amphi-theatre, the city has a lot to offer.
In the roman time, the town was called Tarraco and was province capitol of Hispania Tarraconensis.
From the artistic point of view, there are not many places that have such a large number of monuments and tourist attractions concentrated in such a small area as Tarragona has. Iberian civilization remains are plentiful in the whole region, as well as multiple Roman vestiges, especially in Tarragona city, where you can follow the traces of Rome in the Catalonian region.
The splendorous past of the city is enclosed in its several well preserved edifices. Its most notable landmarks and tourist attractions are the Roman Amphitheatre in Tarragona and the Cistercian monastery in Poblet, as well as many other places of interest within the capital city, just to mention some examples. Reus, home town of the internationally famous Gaudí, is nowadays a centre for Modernism architecture, a kind of art also to be found in many wine cellars through the whole Tarragona province.
The International Dixieland Festival takes place every year just before Easter. In the first week of July, is held in the bay Punta del Miracle a firework competition between six invited pyrotechnics. In the middle of September, the Santa Tecla Festival takes place, one of the biggest traditional Spanish festivals.
The Costa Daurada shoreline is comprised of a total of 13 municipalities, which, over a stretch of 92 kilometres, offer some sixty different beaches in all shapes and sizes from the small, secluded coves of Mont-roig del Camp-Miami Platja to the dramatic cliffs of Torredembarra, from the high-iodine waters of El Vendrell-Coma-ruga to the fine sand and clear shallows of Salou. There are even nudist beaches, such as Torn Beach in Hospitalet de l'Infant.
Several Costa Daurada beaches have been awarded the blue flag by the European Foundation for Environmental Education, in addition to other distinctions, such as that earned by Creixell from the same organisation for its wheelchair-accessible beach or the Ecoplayas Award for clean and sustainable beaches and ISO 14001 environmental management system certification earned by the beaches of Calafell. The towns of Calafell, Salou and Cambrils have moreover been officially certified as family tourism destinations by the Catalan government.
Universal studios Port Aventura
The areas main attraction is the entertainment park Universal Studios Port Aventura. It consists of an aqua park and an amusement park, which can be visited together or separately. If you let the kids decide, you can easily spend 2-3 days here.
Please do not do not hesitate to take contact if you have any questions or if you want to book.