Agnes was completely warm, helpful, generous and quick to respond to our questions. She provided excellent written information in English about the local sites (beaches, restaurants, etc.), and she happily shared more local tips when she knew our interests. Her English is basic but sufficient; she also speaks French and was patient with our Spanish, and her adult son was there on our arrival to clarify everything in good English. Agnes respected our privacy, but she also welcomed our teenage children into her home to make gazpacho and practice Spanish together, and brought us delicious homemade Crema Calatana desserts as a goodbye present. The apartment is modern, bright, clean and served our family of 4 well. Air-conditioning units, washing machine, kitchen appliances, bathroom, TV, wifi - everything worked smoothly. The view from the terrace is wonderful, including the sea about 6 kms away. The terrace has a table for four and large sun umbrella, reclining chairs, etc. Her full garden makes the terrace and apartment totally private. The pool is large and clean; we enjoyed it daily, and some late nights, when not on the beach. Agnes' home is on the northern side of the small town of Torroella, so the neighbourhood is safe and peaceful, and sleeping was easy. It's a 10-min walk or 3-min drive to the historic town centre, with charming narrow streets, cafes, and a few art museums in gorgeous old villas. Many supermarkets and local bakeries nearby. We preferred staying in Torroella rather than in a more modern tourist-packed beach town. We drove between 10 and 30 mins to many different beaches during our stay, and discovering new beaches was part of the adventure. Agnes' place is also an easy drive to small towns with charming medieval and gothic centres. We hiked about 45 mins from the apartment up the local low mountain to the Montgri Castle, the one you can see from the loft bed area in the photos. Incredible 360-degree views. This listing is a great find. We're already looking forward to going back.
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