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Caldetas 08393 Spain

Listing # 134870

Rates From EUR 875 Weekly
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Last Updated: Sunday, June 14, 2020

Historic XVI century beach home North of Barcelona

Historic house fully renovated with all amenities, located within a 5 minute walk to the beach of Caldes d'Estrac (Caldetas), a small and quiet town by the sea 35 kms north of Barcelona.

The official origins of this spacious house (named "Can Sans" after one of the most prominent families that owned it) go back to the middle of the 1500's. Can Sans is well maintained thanks to several renovations that have taken place throughout its history, the last one taking place in early 2019. The property is located in the oldest part of the village where fishermen and winemakers used to live long ago. During the Spanish Civil War (1936-1939) Can Sans served as the Embassy for Costa Rica during the bombings that took place in Barcelona that forced many embassies to relocate outside the city (Caldetas had the status at that time of "war free" town).

The neighbourhood where the house is located is very quiet so if you are looking for peace and privacy this is your perfect spot. The property - with 300 square meters of space - has 4 large bedrooms, 2 spacious living areas, a large dining room that can accommodate up to 10 people comfortably, kitchen with dining area and an enclosed and pleasant courtyard with a salt water pool. The house has two full bathrooms and a guest bathroom. In addition there is a 100 sqm wine cellar that can be used (only upon request) as an art studio.

In this house you will have a feeling of utter relaxation. The slow pace and the presence of the sea just within a few minutes walk from the house set the tone for a perfect stay. The thick walls isolate the house from any noise and maintain the space very fresh during the summers.

Caldes d' Estrac (known by the locals as "Caldetas") has always been known for being a spa town where the bourgeois catalan class used to spend their summers in the late XIX century. The village - with around 1,000 inhabitants - is protected by the coastal mountain range which runs parallel to the coast, and enjoys a beautiful weather. Just walking around and exploring the narrow streets is one of the best things to do in Caldetas. There is a small museum, called Fundacio Palau, which exhibits some works from Picasso. There is also a thermal bathhouse in the town center that uses only the water from the mountains above. There are also many small restaurants that call this charming town home. Down the main strip is where you will find the majority of them - a mix of seafood, rustic Catalan, tapas, a cozy pizza place (Pizzeria Estrac) as well as a few small cafes and bars.
Like in most Spanish small towns, there is also a central market on the main street, which has different sections for fresh meat, vegetables, fruits, cheese and fresh seafood.

The best part of Caldetas is the beach. There isn’t much better thing to do than waking up on a bright, sunny day and throwing on your bathing suit, walking 3 minutes down the hill and setting yourself up in the sand for the day.

There is available free street parking just a few meters from the house (we will provide you with resident stickers). You can choose to park you car and never use it during your stay since grocery stores, restaurants, beach, train station and main points of interest are within a 3/5 minute walk. The train station is within a 3 minute walk and will allow you to take the train to Barcelona (only 45 minutes to Plaza Cataluña) and enjoy while you ride the pleasant views of the northern coastline of Barcelona.


Number of Bedrooms
Number of Bathrooms
Number of Offices
Surface Size
3000 Sq. Feet
Suited for
8 people
Property Type


Available from Sunday, September 1, 2019 until Saturday, September 30, 2023
Minimum Stay
4 week(s)
Flexible With Dates

*Approximate location of the property is within the blue radius. Red markers indicate surrounding points of interest including schools, universities, libraries and museums.

City Caldetas
Postal Code - State or Province 08393 CT
Country Spain
Neighborhood Keywords beach, sea, shops, peaceful
Closest University UB University of Barcelona, UPC, UAB, Pompeu Fabra, Universitat Ramon Llull, IESE, EADA, ESADE, IQS
University nearby UB University of Barcelona, UPC, UAB, Pompeu Fabra, Universitat Ramon Llull, IESE, EADA, ESADE, IQS

Home Exchange:

We are only interested in a home swap with the following location(s)...

Preferred Exchange Destination(s) and timing:

Destination 1: Toronto

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Rental Price:

EUR 875 Weekly

Rent Negotiable
Utilities Included
Cleaning Services Included


  • Rural Environment
  • Near Woods
  • Near Shops
  • Near Ocean/Lake
  • Near Restaurants
  • Sub Urban Environment
  • Near Mountains
  • Near Public Transports

Additional Information:

  • Furnished
  • Second Home
  • Available for Academic Term
  • Available for Long Term
  • Off Campus
  • Architectural Gem
  • Holiday Term
  • Available for Short Term
  • Writing or Country Retreat
  • Historical Home
  • Summer Term


  • Modern Kitchen
  • Washer
  • Dryer
  • Dishwasher
  • High Speed Internet
  • Wireless Network
  • Stairs
  • Reserved Parking
  • Fireplace
  • Piano
  • Pool
  • TV
  • Balcony or Patio
  • Garden
  • ArtStudio
  • Other:


Kid Friendly
Small Children Safe
Smoke Free
Pets Welcome
Car Available

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We are family from Barcelona Spain who moved to Canada for work reasons in 2012, we have been renting through Sabbatical and now we are offering our house in Barcelona for rental or exchange.


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