Holiday Apartment for the Disabled

The Perfect Apartment in the Costa Brava / Spain for the Elderly,

Mentally or Physically Handycapped.

With added professional nursing care if required.

Sant Antoni de Calonge is the nearest beach to this apartment, not perhaps the typical Costa Brava small craggy bay, but absolutely ideal for the disabled. The beach is a safe sandy swimming place for children, and the promenade stretches the entire length of the sea front.  This easy wheelchair access makes it a wonderful place to walk, with lovely little bars and restaurants,  all overlooking this gorgeous sandy beach. When you call me I can explain in more detail what this area has to offer.

Nearby Palamós also had a good promenade for a walk, and with it’s port and fish market it’s an enjoyable place to visit. In the other direction Platja d’Aro has a similar sea front walk, all are in easy reach by car.  This is a beautiful part of Spain, completely different from the other costa’s. The landscape is green and fertile and as you drive up the coast it changes, from the more mountainous area near Girona to a wider more open landscape further north, close to the Pyrenees. Here you can enjoy a relaxing holiday, staying in the perfect setting for your family.

A warm welcome from Ellen

The apartment is set just behind the quaint old medieval village of Calonge, with its castle, it’s set in a very pleasant urbanisation. These are not housing estates as you would see in the UK, but groups of houses all built individually and with a very pleasant character. This one is set off a country road which eventually leads into the mountains. 

The Apartment is called Mariposa. (butterfly in Spanish) but which also Ellen explained signifies

‘Liberty for the Handycapped’.

This apartment is very unusual for The Costa Brava, there is not enough accommodation of this kind in the area, but this is even more special as it has the added bonus of it’s lovely owner Ellen.

Ellen (A qualified nurse) is from Holland where they have specialist hospitals for patients with all disabilities, MS, stroke victims, alzheimer’s etc, for this reason Ellen is used to working solely with these types of conditions, when you meet her you’ll see what I mean when I say she is a very special lady, she’s a warm, friendly person who is a dedicated professional.

Walking round this lovely little apartment, the attention to detail is apparent, a sliding door into the bathroom/wet-room, ideal for wheelchair access. 

Separate electric gates for an easy ‘drive in’ entrance onto the gravel drive and a lovely wooden deck for enjoying the sun, with a covered awning for days which require more shade. A French door style front door leads into the apartment, again plenty of room to wheel in with ease.

The apartment consists of  a pleasant living /dining /kitchen area.

As previously mentioned a tasteful bathroom with shower, all on one level. (The picture doesn’t do it justice)

A single bedroom with a Saneoran bed (both ends rise up and height can be changed)

A large double bedroom, normal bed, but raised bed legs can be supplied.

From this double room is a door, normally kept locked but if required can be left open for access by Ellen, to check or help in any way required.

There is a pool which is easily accessible, however a person would need to be able to get into it via the steps. (There is however, nearby disabled bathing on one of the beaches).

Rental for this lovely apartment is only 600€ per week.

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Who can this help?

  • Families with a disabled child (Why not come for the rest and let Ellen do the work that you normally do. You can even go out for dinner and Ellen is there to take care of your child)
  • Couple’s one person with a disability, (giving your partner a well earned rest from daily chores).
  • Or two people with reduced mobility having a holiday together.
  • Are you living in the Costa Brava and need a respite care option before returning home from hospital? This a perfect place to convalesce. Maybe bring your partner and treat it like a little holiday.
  • Or are you a single person who’d like a more independent holiday, but just need to have peace of mind that help is at hand when you need it.
  • Couple with one elderly relative, (Ellen can take over while you go and visit places of interest). Even if your relative suffers from alzheimer’s, you can be assured that Ellen will take care of them with as much love as you.


Services (extras, priced individually if required)

Ellen can provide a vast range of services.

She can help with washing and showering,


Injections and changing dressings,

Help by the pool,


General nursing.

An alarm system can be provided for loan travellers, so that wherever she is she will return immediately for an emergency.

Ellen can meet you at the airport with a wheelchair which she owns and is also available for excursions.

All these additional services can be priced individually on request.

(price flexible approx 15 – 20€ per hour, but for longer periods, Ellen will price realistically)


So you see, the options are endless. Of course you may not require Ellen’s help at all, and that is fine as well. But she’s not far away even if all you want is to know where the best restaurants are.

If you need to hire any other items for this particular holiday see this local company.

The sports complex in Palafrugell, have a swimming pool with a crane, they are VERY friendly and helpful,
the price per time in Palafrugell is around Euro 5€.
Tel no: 972-304-494.

An alternative pool where they have a crane as well is la Corxera, in Sant Feliu de Guixols.

If you require a holiday please let us know as soon as possible, as Ellen will get very booked up.