À propos de ce logement
A forty year old classic, solid teak English sailing yacht to rent in Port Torredembarra marina on the Costa Dorada, Catalonia, Spain. A stunningly beautiful marina next to golden beaches that go on for ever.
Barcelona is less than an hour away on the train.
There are numerous supermarkets nearby including a handy Spar just off the beach.
1 minute from the beach
10 minutes from the historic town centre
5 minutes from the railway station
Fly into Reus or Bacelona airports
Our yacht is called Cassiopea (Italian spelling), she is berthed in Port Toredembarra, a lovely marina with excellent access to the beach and towns of Torredembarra and Altafulla.
The boat was built in Maldon, Essex in 1975/76 Her hull was constructed from strips of teak while the deck and internal fittings are all in solid teak. The teak strip construction of the hull is still perfectly evident from the inside of the boat. She's very old from a stylistic point of view but very lovely in her own way. When we bought she had the name Artefact but we changed that to Cassiopea because when I was courting Francesca we were out walking one night when I pointed into the sky and told her that I had bought ‘that’ constellation for her and that its name is Cassiopea (Francesca is Italian hence the Italian spelling). And so one way or anther we decided to name the boat Cassiopea too. One nice anecdote to this is that on our very first night passage around the Lizard, on our way down from Wales, I happened to look up above the mast, it was around one in the morning, and there was Cassiopeia directly above.
Torredembarra is not Tarragona and certainly not Barcelona but it’s fine in its way. It has a stunning beach which is kept spotless. All the necessary amenities can be found there and the town is typical of Catalunya, the historic centre features a lovely fortress and there are lots of shops, restaurants and bars.
Accès des voyageurs
You will have the entire yacht all to yourselves. On deck there is a cockpit area where you can sit out and enjoy the comings and going of the marina. Down below there is the galley with a microwave/grill and a kettle, small fridge, hotplate and toaster. The saloon can sleep two quite comfortably and then there is also the forward cabin. As an alternative to the forward cabin the port side couch in the saloon converts into a double birth. On the port side next to the forward cabin there is a small bathroom. Hot and cold running water is available in the galley and the bathroom.
Not suitable for young children or the elderly.
Échanges avec les voyageurs
We will be there to welcome you and to see you on your way after your stay.
Torredembarra is a traditional Spanish fishing town which is now very popular with Spanish holiday makers. There are many, many bars and restaurants selling fresh sea food. Access to places of interest up and down the coast is excellent either by bus or train. Torredembarra features a beautiful golden beach which is kept spotlessly clean.
Loads of free parking in Torredembarra and Altafulla. Pay and display in Tarregona. Best to visit Barcelona by train.
The marina has a toilet block and we will furnish you with an access card. There is also free WiFi available for you to use, we will provide you with the password as soon as you arrive. We know from experience that young children are not a good idea on a yacht, they have this incredible tendency to fall into the water! There is a radio on board and lots of books to read. No TV - one doesn't go on holiday to watch TV!
Many guests ask us whether it is possible to go sailing in the yacht. And the answer is yes, certainly. We can skipper Cassiopea for you at a cost of 45 Euros per hour for as many hours as you like. For those guests who are particularly keen, watching the sunrise at sea is quite spectacular.
Please respect the fact that the marina is in continuous use by boat owners. So please, please no rowdy or noisy behaviour.
Please cherish our yacht, it has been our home and has carried us all the way from North Wales to Catalonia.
Cassiopea is a fully operational sailing yacht - please don't play with the ship's VHF radio! We accept dogs but only small ones.
Si vous annulez jusqu'à 7 jours avant le voyage, vous recevez un remboursement à hauteur de 50 % et les frais de service vous sont remboursés intégralement.
Cassiopea classic yacht in Torredembarra
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