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I spent a month in the Casita Pio, half the time alone and the other half with my wife. I was looking for a comfortable, secluded, rural property that had authentic historic charm but was was close to a village and within reach of off the beaten track Spain. The Casita Pio hit all those marks. I spent hours in the lovely garden reading, drawing and, frankly, doing nothing. The view from the rear of the property is mesmerizing. The walking opportunities are endless. At night I experienced darkness and quiet (and sleep!) that I had not known since I was a child Other reviewers have mentioned nearby attractions (of which there are many). My favorites included Miravet (1000 year old castle), the cities of Reus and Tortosa (Modernist architecture, Tarragona (Roman coliseum), Morelo ( spectacular hill town, and the 6,000 flamingos in the Ebro River national park. The month of October had a few more rainy and cool days than I expected, but not enough to dampen my enthusiasm for my experience. The caretaker Paul was quick to respond to any request I made and a fascinating guy in his own right. His wife, Alex, one day surprised me with a large bottle of olive oil pressed from the fruit of their own trees. The Casita Pio is a historic country cottage so, of course, it doesn't have all the polish and amenities of a 4 Season Hotel. It is, however clean with a freshly finished interior, an inviting swimming pool, a very comfortable bed in the master bedroom, and plenty of hot water. I will never forget my stay there.
We loved our stay at The Beachouse. We were actually pissed we had only booked 1 week because it was the PERFECT place to unwind with our 4 month old baby. You're a little bit off the beaten path and it's great to feel part of the daily local in Ametlla Del Mar (were you can namely buy freshly caught tuna). The living spaces are great for spending a relaxing day by the pool and cook a great diner at night. There's also a great little beach about 5 minutes away (Cala Xelin). We would consider coming back at The Beachouse for sure. Thank you Mireia!