Visit Europe in style from a luxurious Villa in north-east Spain

For visitors here, touring Europe is an exhilarating but expensive and exhausting experience. Pre-booked flights, rigid itineraries and having to take all of your personal effects with you to each new city and another expensive and soul-less hotel. It doesn’t have to be this way…. Rent your own luxury Villa in north-east Spain and base…

Working from home has its perks…

Long term winter rentals in North-East Spain for retirees looking for some winter sun, professionals that are able to work from home or those that want the freedom to come and go whenever they wish and enjoy superb hiking, biking, golf and skiing right on your doorstep. From mid-October to the end of March, Casa…

Beautiful Beaches

Welcome to the Costa Brava ! From the town of Blanes all the way to the French border in north-east Spain, 214 kilometres of rugged cliffs punctuated by small sandy bays and crystal clear water. This stretch of the Spanish coastline boasts a total of 28 blue-flagged beaches which are testament to the health of…

Summer Solstice / San Juan

If you’re celebrating the official start of summer with the midsummer solstice, getting all religious at the Fiesta de San Juan (Sant Joan in Catalan) or just out to enjoy a good party, the Costa Brava is an excellent location for the festivities leading up to some great  fireworks on 23 June. For those that…

St Pere de Rodes, Santa Helena and Cadaques

  About 90 minutes to the north of Casa Cal Domino and one of my favourite places to come and soak up the scenery is the church of Santa Helena in the Serra de Rodes hills overlooking the seaside town of Port de la Selva. This part of northern Spain close to the French border…

The Cami de Ronda

This section of the Cami de Ronda goes from Palamós to Calella de Palafrugell.

Let’s Ski…..

One of the great things about living here is that we are not that far from the snow. The gateway to the high Pyrenees starts at the town of Ripoll just over an hour away and from there you have a choice of four Spanish resorts to the east of Andorra or crossing over into…

Rocacorba – Fantastic views and where to find them….

It’s Easter, the clocks have changed, the equinox has passed and the first blush of heat tempts us with the promise of summer. I love this time of year. The high Pyrenees is still full of snow which keeps the skiers very happy and provides lovely views of the mountains, but at lower levels, it’s…

Fantastic food and medieval villages of Baix Empordá

    Pals, Monells, Peretallada and Palau Sator. Four little perfectly preserved villages close to the Villa. I love these places. Even in the midst of the high season, being a few kms away from the beaches, they are not totally overrun by tourists. But for me at least, the best time to come is…

It’s a beach day….

Casa Cal Domino sits on a small hill overlooking the 11th Century castle and the medieval village of Calonge just 3 km from the Costa Brava. Here’s our top dozen photos of fantastic beaches to go to soak up the sun all within 20 km of the villa.                …