Unique and unusual places

There are many hidden, breathtaking corners of Spain. We invite you to take a journey into these lesser-known areas, off the well-beaten tourist track, and enjoy a unique and authentic way of life. Our holiday homes are all located in natural settings or in remote, picturesque villages.

Neat and tidy

We’ve experienced the place personally and have chosen only the holiday homes that are maintained to the highest standard. Most of them have been managed as a family business with a long history. The owners are dedicated to offering you the best, most personalized experience they can. You’ll fall in love with them <3

Family friendly

The majority of the properties selected have equipment or facilities that are in favour to the needs of families, like safe and simple décor. Simplicity is key. “Simplify your life!” is our mantra.

Eco – logical

Our hosts value the use of renewable energy and long-lasting, quality products. They’ve taken lots of measures in respect to the environment. Some of the Cottages have been awarded with the ecolabel, the only environmental certification for Tourist Accommodation at European level.

Slow food

The owners of our Green Hotels or BnBs offer local, organic produce and promote the slow food movement. Others simply let you enjoy the organic fruits and vegetables growing on their finca during your stay.


You will be welcomed in English or French and- depending on the property- in German. And of course, in Spanish/Catalan. During your stay, you will have an onsite contact and a member of the DESconnect team will also be available to help you with anything you need.

Ecotourism and Catalan adventures in a rural environment

Cycling, hiking or other activities right from your holiday rental to local mountain trails, that sounds relaxing and it is! Ecotourism and Catalan adventures, just […]


Vacation rental from owner in a fairytale setting

If you enjoy tasting wine and you love nothing more than curling up with a good book, then this is the place for you! Since […]


Family friendly holidays in a cottage near the Costa Brava

Leonardo (9 years old): “When I saw the magnificent city of Barcelona from the plane✈, I knew that I was going to spend beautiful holidays… […]



  • Slow Walk in Barcelonas marine neighborhood Barceloneta

    Inspired by the slow travel & km·0 movements, Cecilia and Sandro from Barcelona plan·it offer sustainable city walks in different neighborhoods, so called barrios, to make you eat & feel as if you were living in Barcelona: La Barceloneta, Gràcia, […]


  • Taste organic wines at MAS COMTAL

    A family owned masia (like a finca Catalan style) with its 40 hectares vineyards next door and a limited production of organic wines. It is […]


  • Eco Cruise along the Costa Dorada to the Ebro Delta

    The Ebro Delta is one of the largest wetland areas 320 square kilometres in the western Mediterranean region.[1]  It’s a wetland of international importance and […]


With cariño

I've been living in Barcelona since autumn 2004. As an expat, I've found myself on many occasions searching for unique and comfortable holiday accommodation with a good price performance ratio for family and friends who come to visit. On my search, I've had the pleasure of meeting homeowners who really care: for their guests, for the environment, for animals. They see their accommodation not just as a business but as a life-long project. Our aim is to share their spirit and "cariño" with you.

Jutta Hübener, founder of DESconnect

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