The house has stunning views and a lovely garden on multiple levels but is in need of a few updates, both online and on site.
The photos are rather out of date and whilst in many respects the house is now better (there are now bigger tables both inside and out, plus improved decor in the bedrooms), not all the bedrooms are shown in the photos. The 2nd and 3rd bedrooms are similar to each other and located next to the much larger master bedroom (there is currently no photo of the 3rd bedroom). The master bedroom has a large ensuite bathroom and the 2nd and 3rd bedrooms share a shower room - both of these are modern. The 4th bedroom (not shown) is a low-ceilinged, converted cellar without installed a/c and is not at the same level as the other bedrooms, nor is it the same standard (though the bed was comfortable). Likewise the ensuite shower room is not the same standard as the other 2 bathrooms.
Only the master bedroom had air-conditioning. We kept the blinds drawn and the door to the corridor leading to the master and 2nd/3rd bedrooms closed and this helped to keep the area cool but it can get hot unless you keep the a/c on constantly as the unit struggles to cool the whole space. There was a noisy, mobile a/c unit in the 4th bedroom which wasn't suitable for use when sleeping.
We picked up the keys from a lockbox late at night and arrived at the house which was very hot inside and not completely prepared for our stay. The agency who manages the property responded well to our complaints and promptly sent a team to fix most of them within a short time of us calling them the morning after we arrived: checking the pool's chlorine levels, replacing the broken sunbeds, remaking the beds that hadn't been made on our arrival, replacing missing batteries in the a/c control and bringing new fans for the bedrooms. The kitchen was well equipped.
The views are spectacular down to the sea at Aiguafreda and around the bay to Sa Tuna. The area is great with lots of lovely beaches nearby. The children loved playing in the garden which is split over 4 levels (not suitable for small children) and has several shady areas to enjoy the sea views whilst keeping out of the sun. The grass was lovely and green though the pots on the terraces don't have automatically watering so were empty. The pool is quite small but adequate and of course the children spent most of their time in it.
We enjoyed our stay at Casa Arnau despite the shaky start. I would recommend it for a group of 6 because with a group of 8 someone has to pull the short straw for the 4th bedroom. With a bit more investment and attention to detail, this house would be fantastic.