We are Joaquin and Aurelio, a couple of artists (painter/sculptor and photographer) that share a comfortable room in our house embedded in the red rock on the Ebro river, under the imposing and famous Templar castle of Miravet.
One room for two (2) with a wide double bed (king bed, 2x2 m) and mattress latex.
Indirect warm lights and a directional reading light. Bedside table with two drawers. Closet. Table for suitcase. Chair.
Majorcan balcony to a 180º panoramic view over the river and the mountains.
Air conditioning and heat pump.
Full bathroom with shower bath, bright and airy. Towels and cleaning products and bathroom.
Fresco painting in the header of the bed (two nudis full scale of the work of Michelangelo, Sistine Chapel, painted by Joaquin).
*Smoking not allowed inside.
The room and guests floor is private with total discrection. The rest of the house is shared. We are used to exchange home and stay with people around the world, cultures and mentalities, very enriching.
The house has four levels to suit the vertical rock face of the mountain and overlooks, as a balcony and a unique view on the Ebro river and mountains 180 degrees unobstructed and open pit, south facing, and sunny.
At the first level (bottom) is a photography studio and sculpture, in the second guest room, a full separate bathroom, a study of direct labor and a terrace overlooking the garden, on the third level a large living room with a glass that runs from side to side, with a gallery all around and covered terrace overlooking the garden, interior kitchen and a single bedroom, a bathroom, corner fireplace and a piano; fourth level with large bathroom, a private bedroom, separate toilet, painting studio and double terrace/solarium right at the foot of the castle and a panoramic view of 270°. A real nest hanging on the rock eagles that frequent the place.
* Washer and kitchen available in common area of the house.
* Free Wi- Fi, art books, travel, extensive collection of classical music.
Interaction with Guests
Our life philosophy as creatives leads us to share our home with other artists from around the world. We practice the home exchange and also hosting with creative minds.
We like to treat our guests as the other friends. The most rewarding experience is precisely the coexistence and exchange thoughts and concerns.
The basis of a good meeting is mutual respect and tolerance. If you want silence and isolation definitely you are going to enjoy this place. The apartment of guests is independent of the rest of the house and can come and go without having to interact with each other.
Think about the idea of coming to visit friends and to let yourselves be seduced by a territory that definitely will surprise you.
We live in a quiet neighborhood in the old town. Our neighbors are also related to the world of art and various nationalities (France, Netherlands, UK, Germany...).
No kids, no dogs, no vehicle traffic, just the symphony of birdsong from the river forest.
Even being a tourist town, visitors are usually welcome people interested in the uniqueness of the place, tranquility and history.
But in the village there are a couple of bars and restaurants, a supermarket, pharmacy, medical center and other common services.
Miravet has no public transport but a taxi service.
The nearest railway station is MORA LA NOVA (regional line Madrid-Zaragoza-Barcelona), at 11 km.
Other Things to Note
Miravet is a picturesque and beautiful village on the Ebro lands remarkable by its historic, the Moorish quarter with its curious church-mosque and the the imposing Templar castle (XII century) presiding over the grand river landscape surrounded by mountains and fertile fields.
Miravet is also known for its famous pottery, artisan tradition that still thrives; the old ferry, last living vestige of navigation in the Ebro (without motor), the historical facts of the Battle of the Ebro (1936 ), even visible in the ruin of some houses of the old town, and the footprint of the painter Joaquim Mir, who's his work is present in the Reina Sofía Museum and others around the world.
But above all it is a paradise for canoeing practice!
We run an agency of tourist services (Lo Racó del Temple) so we can advise you on what to visit in the region. More information also available on our websites "ebreguia" and "miravet info".
* At home we like natural life, free of chemicals and fumes so we ask no smoking inside or abuse perfumes or cosmetics that can stop a printing press in their own natural environment of the house.
* We have two Norwegian Forest Cats who have caused no allergy to any of our guests, and they don't frequent the area for guests.
* Children or other pets are not allowed.
Hemos pasado un inolvidable fin de semana en este b&b tan maravilloso, en posición privilegiada en uno de los pueblos más característicos del Ebro.
La casa es impresionante, decorada y amueblada con gusto. Se respira ARTE, mires donde mires hay una obra de arte realizada por los dueños. Tienen unas vistas impresionantes al río, tanto desde la habitación como de la terraza superior. La habitación es amplia y cómoda.
Aurelio y Quim son unos anfitriones excepcionales: no solo nos proveyeron con comidas de excelente calidad, productos biológicos y platos caseros preparados por ellos, si no que disfrutamos mucho de la agradable conversación con ellos sobre cualquier tema, del arte a la economía. Tuvieron mil detalles con nosotros.
En fin, un sitio verdaderamente recomendable con mucho valor añadido.
Muchísimas gracias Jose L., para nosotros fue como un placer compartir el fin de semana como si de un reencuentro de amigos se tratase. Nos gusta y complace ver como los huéspedes os sentís tan a gusto en casa. Vuestro bienestar y vuestra sonrisa es nuestra felicidad (ese es el secreto). Un abrazo!
PD: El piano os añora ;)
Estuvimos como en nuestra casa, fueron unos anfitriones maravillosos. La casa es un lugar muy especial y confortable. Recomendadisimo!
Aurelio and his home were, without a doubt, the best airbnb experience I've ever had.
We took a train from Barcelona; Aurelio provided a train schedule for us, a phone number for the local cab as well as the Spanish translation to tell the driver. When we arrived, the room was exactly as described and the photos simply DO NOT do the view justice.
His home will always have a very special place in our heart, as shortly after arriving, my boyfriend awkwardly dropped to one knee on the terrace with a nervous smile and a ring in his hand. Much cheering and crying later, Aurelio and his partner had made us a delicious dinner (both restaurants in town were closed) and we were all celebrating together as old friends.
His breakfasts of fruit and coffee on the terrace upstairs were simple and perfect. The village is ideal for quiet weekends of book reading, walking and day dreaming. All the while, Aurelio was available, hospitable, welcoming and charming. There was a moment when my fiance (!!) and I looked at each other from across the table, looking out onto the river and vineyards, drinking local coffee Aurelio had prepared for us and listening to the light opera music he had softly playing through the surround sound speakers and thought-- how the hell did we get to paradise?
Both Aurelio and his partner are incredibly gifted artists who are open to sharing their art and discussing creative endeavors, which was a welcome conversation. As he graciously drove us back to the train station after two nights, I admit my heart was already heavy with nostalgia for our time there.
Do yourself a favor, book a night or two at this home. You'll remember it forever.
As they say a picture is worth a thousand words and so were the views from this lovely house. Peaceful, tranquil, and quiet were our moments spent at the Red Rock. All of the little details were taken care of by the lovely hosts, even to the extent of picking us up at the station as we arrived by train. This is a very relaxing environment and great for artists, photography, writers, or anyone looking to be inspired by nature. If they're lucky, they will even enjoy a midnight Thunderstorm dancing colorfully in the sky. I think we captured at least 500 pics here :)
Thank you guys! Hope to see you in the future
Joakim and Aurelio are such warm hearted people, that you have to feel at home at once at their lovely place. Their house is done with so much lovely details and the view from their terasse above the Ebro is amazing. We enjoyed very much the breakfast with them both and hope to see them again, maybe on an exhibition of their fotos/pictures in Germany :-)
What can we say about Red Rock House? A corner of heaven? A dream came true? Everything sounds poor compared to the stunning view on the Ebro valley that we enjoyed from the window of our beautifully decored, wide and tidy room, that we stared at every morning at breakfast and that we had in sight swimming in the little sweet pool on the terrace... Our experience at Aurelio and Joachim's amazing house has been just perfect: a relaxing and romantic shield from the frenzy of everyday life, in a place full of charme, where every single detail is a celebration of beauty, peace and art, with two kind, helpful and discrete hosts taking care of everything yet giving us the most complete privacy. We'll never forget Red Rock House and we hope you all have the chance to see the sun going down on the river from its windows once in a lifetime, just to remember how beautiful the world can be.
L'accueil a été très chaleureux; Aurélio est un hôte charmant et très attentionné, nous avons aimé sa gentillesse, sa disponibilité et ses conseils pour les lieux à visiter et les bonnes adresses. Il a rendu notre séjour très agréable. Nous recommandons vivement cette destination, le cadre est magnifique, reposant et très romantique. La vue est magnifique ! La chambre a une atmosphère particulière et unique qu'il faut expérimenter. Merci Aurélio pour tout.
Somos una pareja de artistas residentes en Miravet: Joaquin, licenciado en Bellas Artes, pintor y escultor, y Aurelio, fotógrafo de autor y agente local de turismo.
Nos gusta viajar y descubrir el patrimonio artístico y natural del lugar donde vamos, especialmente Europa y el arco mediterráneo.
Hace años que practicamos el intercambio de casa y el hospedaje con otros artistas y creativos y con aquellas personas que puedan compartir nuestros mismos intereses.
Nuestra filosofía de vida se basa en el ecologismo, el consumo responsabe, el respeto hacia los demás y el cuidado del medio ambiente.
Abogamos por una vida tranquila y relajada donde el arte y la música juegan un papel destacado, así como la lectura, el salir a pasear por la montaña, disfrutar de la compañía de nuestros gatos y de las buenas amistades.