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: 4 Single rooms: 0 Double rooms: 4 Triple rooms: 0 4 person rooms: 0
Property number: 02-70663 Size (m²): 500
Single beds: 6 Double beds: 1 Bathrooms: 5 Bathrooms ensuite: 2 Price per week (€): 2.320 - 2.930
Stay 2 minutes’ walk from the Mediterranean Sea in a beautiful historical mansion. Masia de Altafulla is a unique oasis in the touristic town of Altafulla.
Arriving to the town, at first glance, it looks like a place for mass-tourism, as there are some hotels and holiday apartments. However, you will get two very nice surprises.
When arriving to Masia de Altafulla, you will know by seeing the house, that this is quite a special place. The old historical house is facing the street, with more modern houses surrounding it. When you pass through the gate, protected by a stone wall, a fantastic garden of about 5.000 m2 unfolds, like a small piece of country-side inside the village! In the huge garden you will find a lovely pool area with the 9 x 4 meter swimming pool and it is situated perfectly with a lot of privacy, and still with a lot of sun.
The second surprise is walking to the beach. Just down the road, a passage though the row of houses gave us a glance of the Mediterranean Sea from the house. And when passing through this gate built into the house, we found the most beautiful and cosy beach and boardwalk, with authentic fisherman-style town houses in a unbroken row. When visiting the beach we made a break on one of the beach-restaurants, enjoying a Café con leche , observing the relaxed beach life.
Hence, Masia de Altafulla is ideal for groups of friends or families with big children, who want the atmosphere of a Catalan Masia and a huge garden (almost a park), and still be within walking distance to all the facilities a liveliness beach town offers.
You can enter this impressive house either directly from the local street, or from the behind and then enter through the garden. The holiday home disposes of the entire first floor, while the very kind owners, based in Barcelona, have their second residence in the ground floor. The house has been in the family for generations and they have their own terrace private terrace with no visual contact to the pool area, so you have a great level of privacy.
The first floor is in total about 300m2. In one end, there are two very large bedrooms, one of them with private terrace and a bathroom ensuite, and the other bedroom has a view to the garden and it also has bathroom ensuite. In the other end, you find two more bedrooms also with bathrooms ensuite. The setup is with four double beds, but 3 of the rooms can be changed into twin rooms if this is preferred. All rooms have fans. Two of the bathrooms have bath tubs and the other two showers.
Also on this floor, there is a well-equipped kitchen with stove, ceramic hotplates, dishwasher, washing machine, coffee maker, toaster, micro wave, kitchen utensils freezer and fridge.
The rest of the floor is a very large common area decorated in maritime style with a lounge area with TV and DVD and a dining area with a large dining table. From here, you can access the huge first floor terrace with a table for outside dining and a beautiful view. As the edge is not so high, we do not recommend this house to families with smaller children.
Included in the rental is also the rustic second floor with a big common room for playing or relaxing and two more bedrooms and a bathroom. This floor gets hot in July and August, so the owners only recommend using these rooms from September to June.
There is no busy road nearby, but the train line between Barcelona and Tarragona runs at the end of the garden, so you can hear the passing trains. The advantage is that you have the train station a 5 minutes’ walk from the house, with frequent trains to Barcelona and Tarragona. For this house, you can easily stay without a car.
Masia de Altafulla offers a unique opportunity to stay in a historical Catalan mansion house with a beautiful and charming beach within a short walking distance and a lot of restaurants and shops in walking distance as well.
To quote the Altafulla Tourisms website: ”Altafulla is an iconic and very privileged spot on the Costa Dorada where you can enjoy the peace and beauty of a town with a tremendous artistic and cultural heritage and numerous remains that bear witness to its history: the Vila Closa (the medieval complex enclosed by the ruins of the old walls, housing the church of Sant Martí and the castle), the Roman villa of Els Munts (declared a World Heritage Site by UNESCO) and the seafront promenade (with the old Botigues de Mar of the former traders and fishermen), and where, at the same time, you can enjoy all kinds of sporting, cultural and festive activities all year round”.
We can only agree to this description!
Facilities in Masia de Altafulla:
Mansion house 500m2 and garden 4.000m2
4 bedrooms with bathrooms ensuite
2 extra off-season bedrooms and 1 bathroom on second floor
Very large common room with sofa corner and dining area
WIFI-internet, TV and DVD
Very big first floor terrace with barbecue
Very nice and private pool area with swimming pool 9 x 4 meters and sun loungers
Cosy beach in walking distance
Shops and restaurants in walking distance
Train station with frequent trains to Barcelona and Tarragona in walking distance
Private parking for 4 cars
Perfect point of departure for exploring the Tarragona province
Activities: Public tennisclub (3 km), Internet and computer, Television, DVD-player
Interior: Dishwasher, Washing machine
Garden: Private garden, Private outdoor swimming
pool (36 (9 x 4) m2) , BBQ, Terrace
Distance to (km):
Public Internet access: 0.1
Public transportation: 0,1
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there is a washing machine in the house)
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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: € 0,5/adult (+16) per night. You maximum pay for 7 nights (even though you stay 2 or 3 weeks).
By rental of this house, an additional deposit is paid by arrival and refunded by departure, if the house is left in same condition as by arrival.
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.
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