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Casa del Capitan

Cadaques, Catalonia

A stylish and tasteful mid-century Mediterranean villa with a rich artistic heritage

  • 20
  • 9 bedrooms
  • 9 bathrooms
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The highlights
  • An architectural landmark villa which has played host to some of the most famous artists of the 20th century.
  • Sleeps up to 20 within 9 stunning en-suite rooms.
  • An incredible cliff-top location with ocean views from every room.
  • This villa offers privacy and peace within 5 acres of private land.
  • Float above the Mediterranean in the stunning new infinity pool.

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  • Casa del Capitan has a daily maid service and a gardener.
  • An in-house chef can be arranged on request.
  • Take extra care with young children on the steps and terraces.

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The detail

Casa del Capitan is a stylish, tastefully designed 9 bedroom villa just outside the village of Cadaques on the Spanish Costa Brava. Built in the 1960s, the villa has an amazing artistic heritage: it once belonged to Dali's manager, Captain Moore, and has played host to some of the most famous artists of the 20th century.

Designed by architect Peter Harnden in 1962, the villa mixes cool and airy Californian style with rustic Mediterranean touches. It has an extremely private and secluded location within 5 acres of private parkland, within the pine forests of the Cap de Crus. It sits on a rocky hilltop, looking out across the sea, with a set of stone steps cut into the rock, taking you down to the water's edge.

The villa was renovated in 2018, taking care to preserve its incredible history and landmark architectural style. A stunning infinity pool and pool house overlooking the ocean were added. The property is in two sections - the main house, with living areas, kitchen and 5 bedrooms, and then 4 separate bedrooms, each with independent access and connected by a terrace.

Inside the main house you'll find the large, open plan living and dining area, with stylish sunken seating and a white grand piano, if you're musically inclined. The room is beautifully decorated, tasteful yet welcoming, with books, art pieces and a gorgeous original parquet floor. The kitchen next door is modern and fully equipped and there's also a laundry room with washer and dryer.

The kitchen overlooks a shady and peaceful central interior patio, as does the bunk-bed room which sleeps four - perfect for kids. Next door to this is an office, which can be converted to sleep 2 on a sofa bed.

The two stunning master bedrooms are located side by side at the rear of the property. Both have a private terrace, leading to the gardens and overlooking the sea. Both rooms are furnished in a cool, minimal style, with air-con and are en suite.

Adjoining the main house is a family suite, comprising of main bedroom, bathroom and living area, with a sofa bed sleeping 2. This space looks out onto the terrace and the sea and provides an ideal degree of extra privacy within the villa complex. From the family suite, stone steps lead down to a terrace which links the four separate bedrooms. Each of these rooms has a clean, Californian style, with sea views and en-suite bathrooms, each gorgeously tiled.

The exterior of Casa del Capital makes the most of its stunning location, with wide, sweeping terraces taking in the far-reaching ocean views. Beside the house is an outdoor eating area with large family table and BBQ. There are plenty of shady spots within the mature Mediterranean gardens to sit and enjoy the views, with a cold drink in hand. The recently constructed infinity pool is a real highlight, built into the cliffside you feel like you're floating above the ocean. The surrounding wooden decking is complete with sun loungers where you can relax after a swim.

The villa is in a secluded location, but not too far from civilisation. It's close to the tiny village of Port Lligat, where Salvador Dali had his studio. The house is just 5 minutes walk from the Dali museum in Port Lligat and only 2 minutes from the beach. The little town of Cadaques is a 20 minutes walk, and there you can find places to eat and drink among its whitewashed buildings and winding cobbled streets. It's not hard to see why artists such as Picasso, Marcel du Champ and Man Ray used to stay here.

Features
Essential
  • Swimming Pool
  • Internet / Wi-Fi
  • Baby Friendly
  • Wheelchair Friendly
  • Air Conditioning
  • Family Friendly
  • No Smoking
  • Heating
Living Spaces
  • Open fire/Woodburner
Kitchen/Utility
  • Fridge/freezer
  • Washing machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Cooker
  • Coffee machine
  • Iron/Ironing Board
  • Tumble dryer
  • Microwave
Bed/Bath
  • Bath
  • Towels (bath)
  • Towels (beach)
  • Hairdryer
  • Shower
Tech
  • Stereo music system
  • Satellite TV/Freeview
  • DVD Player
  • Television
Outside
  • BBQ
  • Garden/Outdoor Space
Also Available
  • Cleaning service
  • Chef for hire
  • Off road free parking
Nearby
  • Pub/Bar
  • Markets
  • Restaurants
  • Beach (sea)
  • Massage
  • Fishing
  • Boat trips
  • Yoga
  • Wine tasting
  • Museums/Galleries
  • Cycling
  • Historical sites
  • Spa
  • Nightlife (low key)
  • Sailing
  • Supermarket/food shop
  • Windsurfing
from £1522 per night
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How to book

Casa del Capitan is listed in affiliation with VILLANOVO.

You can book online now at their website. Just click the button and we'll send you there to see more info and to book...

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