About the property
- House2152 sq. ft.
- Half Baths0
- Minimum Stay2 - 7 nights
3/4 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms, AC, Wifi, TV & easy access to enormous communal pool
Welcome to Maremar, our luxury Costa Brava rental in Sant Feliu de Guixols with stunning sea views - only five minutes by car to the beach, water sports, shops, bars and restaurants.
Imagine having 200 square metres of light and airy space for your family holiday, with two living rooms, one of which can be used as an extra bedroom with a proper, luxury bed (hidden in a wall space if not used)!
Imagine having your own gardens on two levels overlooking the sea and the coastline, with six sun loungers available for your use.
Imagine having the use of an oversized pool in a leafy oasis of calm which does not tend to get crowded (in fact, it is frequently absolutely empty) and in which you can have a proper swim, rather than just a splash about.
This is what you will find at Maremar.
At Maremar we have the best of all worlds - luxury, space, modernity, comfort, relative peace, enormous pool… but with easy access to the shops, the beachs and the rest of the Costa Brava, including the three major Salvador Dali buildings - his house, Gala's 'castle' and the Dali Museum itself.
Our beautiful, very spacious, house is set in a discreet development next to beautiful pine woods and directly overlooks the sea.
At 200 square metres of living space, it is one of the largest houses in the development, with living accommodation arranged over three storeys, and is of a high quality specification and design. It accommodates up to eight people very comfortably indeed with four bedrooms available. However, we limit occupancy to six deliberately as we want to keep Maremar comfortable and beautiful for guests. No sofa beds in the living room!
You will also be thirty seconds from the enormous swimming pool, set in landscaped gardens, with all its delights. We have never known it to be crowded and many guests comment that they have had it entirely to themselves...
The house boasts a very spacious living room with two three-seater sofas, dining area and full width glass doors leading out onto the large terrace and private gardens with their fabulous views along the coast of the Mediterranean and out to sea.
There are dining tables accommodating six people comfortably both inside and out, although, in the spring, summer and autumn (and quite a lot of winter) you will doubtless want to spend most of your time outside.
The American kitchen is modern and well equipped. It is especially good for convivial gatherings as the cook is not excluded from what is going on in the living room and beyond. We love to cook and have equipped the kitchen accordingly.
We have three double bedrooms...
The master bedroom is very large (the full width of the front of the house), with balconies overlooking the sea, the front gardens and the pine woods, and a luxurious en-suite bathroom in travertine and marble.
The second, to the rear of the house, overlooks the landscaped gardens and the woods. It is a "normal" Spanish-sized bedroom with lots of storage.
The optional 'rooftop penthouse'(!) double bedroom up on the second floor is virtually as spacious as the master bedroom and has direct access to the rooftop solarium, also looking out to sea. You can choose whether to use this as a bedroom, as another sitting room or, heaven forbid, an office!
Finally, we have a spacious twin bedroom, overlooking the gardens with two single beds.
This means that the accommodation can easily be configured to the needs of six people. So as to maintain the quality of this property, occupancy is strictly limited to six people.
All bedrooms have deep luxury mattresses, duvets and the quality of linens that we like to use ourselves.
The family bathroom has a bath and shower and there is also a separate downstairs shower room. We believe in 'fluffly' towels and have kitted out the bathrooms accordingly (but please do not use them on the beach!)
As mentioned earlier, on the second floor, there is a private solarium where you can sunbathe in seclusion, looking out to sea from time to time and saying hello to the seagulls as they go by. The solarium is off a large space which can either be configured as the 'penthouse' bedroom or as a large chill out area.
We have equipped the house for our own use. This means that we use high quality fixtures and fittings such as Bosch, Miele, Hansgrohe, Phillipe Starck etc. All rooms have been individually styled with solid oak flooring and high spec tiling etc.
We have two lawned areas, one directly off the terrace and another down some steps, past the ancient olive tree at ground level. So you are spoilt for choice of aspect when it comes to sea and coastal views. At the rear there is a wide gated drive which will take two cars easily. It is flanked by borders containing native flowers, bushes and small trees such as an almond, a fig and a tall cypress (the local symbol of welcome).
The communal pool is about 50 metres from the house and is about 20m long and six to eight metres wide (it is an unusual shape!). It is in lovely landscaped gardens with lawns (for sun bathing after a dip) and conifers.
We have a 'pool box' which contains various pool toys/games which you are welcome to use. If you like to SWIM rather than just splash about in a tiny pool, then this is the place for you! There is also a paddling area to one side of it for tiny tots.
Sant Feliu de Guixols is a mere 5 minute drive away or 15 minute stroll through the woods or along the coast road. In the summer months there is also a tourist 'train' which travels along the coast and up to the house, so you can easily get a lift down to the beach or the shops!
We have had guests who have decided to base themselves completely at the house, sun bathing, swimming and taking the occasional stroll into town, with the most exciting thing they have done being the walk down some pretty precarious steps to the bottom of the cliff and the beautiful cove below.
But if you are more adventurous or energetic there are many more things to do and see than you can cram into two or three weeks. You never have to stop!
We have internet TV plus DVD. And our high speed Wifi access means you can stream whatever entertainment you wish to your own devices. And the Bose stereo system plus books and games available have been all that we have needed for a real chill out.
The place is beautiful off season too, bringing other charms to bear such as the wild sea, the complete peace and the chance to use the fireplace in the living room. Sant Feliu's strapline is 'open all year round' and this is absolutely true with, for example, Carnival taking place in February.
In April you can hunt wild asparagus in the woods and late summer is the time for a wild variety of mushrooms.
We are close to S'Agaro, Platja d'Aro, Santa Cristina d'Aro and is close enough to, but far enough away from the big resorts of Lloret de Mar and Tossa de Mar.
We love coming to Maremar ourselves. There is really not much more we can say! So if you want a luxury holiday rental in the Costa Brava, look at Maremar!
Property register number HUTG-004459-36
Propietat numero de registre HUTG-004459-36
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About Lucy Noble
About you We are a semi-retired couple who have a small number of properties (our house and two apartments) to offer our discerning guests from around the world. We love travel (the picture is us in Iceland!), cooking, music from everywhere and the arts. We love passing on gems of information and little bits of what we call 'magic'. After all, it is these things that make a holiday memorable. We like to ensure that our guests have the best time possible at our properties and do not get dragged into the mundane aspects of staying in a self-catering property. The only shopping you should have to do should be fun! We have kitted out our holiday rental in the Costa Brava for luxury, comfort and peace which is just how we like the holiday rentals that we use. We hope you enjoy it as much as we do!
Lucy Noble purchased this House in 2003
Why Lucy Noble chose Sant Feliu de Guíxols
Our luxury vacation rental on the Costa Brava, provides a luxurious, comfortable experience rather than a cramped one, giving you the very best of both worlds for a beach holiday. Sant Feliu, the town, the life and the beach are a very short distance away. But our house is in an oasis of relative calm, comfort and tranquility. Why did we buy it? The views, the views, the space, the location and the pool! Oh, and the views! Our guests say that what they love about Maremar are the details - comfortable mattresses with luxury mattress covers, real pillows and not just one each, basic foodstuffs already there so you don't have to go out and buy loo rolls, tea and coffee as soon as you arrive! We have modern, high spec appliances, coffee maker etc so that you can equally stay at home in the evening or go out into town. We stay here ourselves with friends so you won't be presented with just six of everything by way of cutlery, virtually no kitchen implements and the odd beer glass. Spoil yourselves a little! The pool is a big bonus. It is very large and hardly ever busy. So if you like a proper swim rather than a splash about, this is the pool for you. Having said that, there is a great paddling pool attached to it and a shallow end too so the whole family can enjoy the pleasure. You have clean sands, rocks with crystal clear waters, cork woods, pine woods, wild asparagus, posh shops all in one small area. You can stay put or wander around seeking art, history, architecture, nightlife, cuisine or whatever takes your fancy. We come here for our holidays and want to share the experience with like-minded people who want a little more from a seaside rental.
What makes this House unique
Much more space, comfort and facilities than most other similar properties - or at least that is what our guests have been saying! For example, proper, deep mattresses, 100% crisp cotton sheets, large towels, good plumbing and the rest of it! We have one of the most stunning views on the Costa Brava. So much so that travellers stop on their way into Sant Feliu especially to drink it in. Access to the guest only areas of our website which tell you what's on and where and also gives you lots of tips and ideas for things to experience, see, try and taste. Being self-employed, we always used to work from here. So the high speed, unlimited Wifi is reliable and the top floor can be used as the most charming, out of the way, office if you have to work! But it's also great for meditation, yoga, or just chilling out. High specification decor and facilities. Unparalleled, uninterrupted views of the sea and the length of the coast. Very large pool - excellent for people who want exercise and space rather than a place to splash about in. It is rarely crowded. All the benefits of a beach holiday without many of the drawbacks, noise, cramped surroundings, discomfort! With Sant Feliu de Guixols you have a real, authentic Spanish town and we can help you make the most of it. This is not a 'holiday resort' with all the attendant noise, bad behaviour and tourist traps, but it does have all of the amenities (except rowdy nigh spots). Many guests comment on how great it is to have an authentic experience but in a place where foreign guests are understood and welcomed. Finally, there are no hidden costs. None. At all.
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Check-in: 5:00 PM
Check-out: 11:00 AM
Canceled bookings will not receive a refund
Having just returned from a 2 week stay at Maremar I was seriously tempted not to write a review at all as I don't want anyone else to know about it!!!
The villa was lovely. Spacious and comfortable with modern appliances, it was a delightful place to stay.
All the rooms have very efficient air conditioning so sleeping on the hot summer nights wasn't a problem at all.
The views from the back of the house are fantastic. The 3rd floor sun terrace is totally private and a complete sun trap for most of the day.
Well appointed bathrooms, (3 of them), meant we were never stuck for cleaning up at the end of a day at the beach or pool.
Always preferred a private pool but this one was was great. Huge and warm and even in the middle of August it never had more than half a dozen other people in it. A lot of the time we had it to ourselves.
St Felui itself was lovely. Great beach with some surprisingly good snorkelling. Stay over to the rocks on the right hand side looking out to sea and the water is more clear with lots more fish.
Great variety of shops and a handy Spar in the main square with some bigger supermarkets a little further out.
Restaurants aplenty ranging from small cafe's to more upmarket ones.
We loved the 'Hot Dog' (don't be put off by the name) for tapas and where I had the best octopus Gallega of the holiday. Snack Bar El Carrllet just behind the beach was tremendously convenient and a great place to have a large beer (the waiter wouldn't let me have it until I pronounced it correctly 'jarra' meaning pitcher!!) and something to eat for lunch.
Eldorado Mar is the first restaurant you pass coming down the hill into St Felui from the villa and has superb views over the harbour backed up with wonderful food. Good value too if you go for the set price menu although the fillet of beef in salt crust from Girona off the a la carte was well worth it.
Finally the owners. If you want a perfect example of how to run a villa rental then look no further than Peter and Lucy. The information they provided prior to and during our stay was exceptional. E-mails were always answered within a couple of hours and we'd been in the villa for 20 minutes before the phone rang and it was Peter checking we were happy with everything. On top of that our daughter turned 11 during our stay and Peter and Lucy had arranged a lovely surprise for her on the day.
Would we go back? We're already looking at next year so of course we would!!!
What can we say? Thank you so much!!
We think you have given future guests a superb summary on which to base their booking decisions.
In particular, thank you for mentioning the pool. We too have been to places with private pools, but never with as much space to swim properly. And it really is quiet as most of the neighbours are from Barcelona and don't use the pool much.
Thank you for being such great guests. We hope to be able to welcome you back to Matemar soon!
With warm regards,
Peter and Lucy
Wonderful familiy holiday
We have recently returned from a wonderful 8-days-stay at Maremar.
The house gave enough space for our three teenagers to seclude.
We especially liked the tranquility, the beautiful view on the sea, the tasteful and comfortable furnishing and the very good kitchen equipment.
Even in the beginning of November it was possible to swim in the large, beautiful swimming pool – of course, it was a little bit cold...
We enjoyed the walk through the pine forest, which takes about 15 minutes. Sant Feliu is a beautiful city with lovely shops, restaurants and a large market on sundays.
Thanks a lot to Lucy and Peter for many useful excursion recommendations and also for the very nice communication.
We'll surely come back someday!
Dear Astrid and family,
Thank you so much for your lovely review! We are delighted that you had such a good time at Maremar!
You were perfect guests and we hope that you will indeed return to Maremar in the not too distant future.
Thank you again!
With warm regards,
Peter and Lucy
Highly responsive host, well maintained home, lovely setting, convenient location
We were delighted with Peter. Extremely helpful answering questions and arranging transportation. The house delivers on all promises; clean, well appointed, and great location. Our guests enjoyed the third floor bedroom and balcony, unusual to find a house with essentially two master suites.Sant Feliu is a gem. So many delicious restaurants. Don't miss the coastal path - a hidden pleasure. We will definitely consider renting from Peter again, possibly one of his other houses?
Thank you very much indeed for your lovely review!
We are delighted that you enjoyed Maremar as much as we did - we are really pleased with the two extra-large bedrooms too!
We are so lucky that the area is one which can be visited at any time of year - for the beach, for the coastal roads (which we love too), for the golf and of course the immense variety of culture and gastronomy.
We enjoy looking after our guests and sharing our home and the delights of the Costa Brava with them. You were exemplary guests and we hope that you return to Maremar (or indeed come to France) in the not too distant future!
With warm regards,
Peter and Lucy
Une maison toujours aussi tranquille pour notre deuxième visite! Très bien équipée ( matériel de plage inclus), une corbeille de bienvenue bien appréciée. De superbes vacances avec une vue magnifique, à quelques minutes du centre ville et en ayant besoin d'apporter uniquement les valises. De plus, la piscine est grande et entourée de verdure, parfaite pour des moments en famille!
Merci pour votre appreciation si gentille. Comme vous dites, la grande piscine dans les jardins communautaires, presque jamais tres frequentee par les voisins, n'est qu'un des joyaux de notre maison, Maremar. Vous serez tres bienvenus si vous decidez retourner une autre fois! Peter et Lucy
Stunning house with wonderful service
We were a family of 8, including a five year old and a 9 month old. We all had a fabulous time staying at the property. The house had everything we needed, and we spent many an evening just enjoying supper on the patio overlooking the Med. The swimming pool for the complex was lovely, clean and quiet and great for all of us.
The listing for the property was accurate regarding location, layout and facilities. Though the listing, if anything, underestimated the great service provided by Lucy and Peter. They ensured - with Carmen's help - that everything was set up for us. Peter and Lucy contacted us in advance of our arrival to check everything we needed. They gave us a lovely welcome pack, including a nice cake, and also provided a travel cot, high chair and a few toys for our 9 month old grandson.
The property was very clean and well maintained. Everything worked well and, if it got too hot outside, the house was always cool - helped by the air conditioning.
We would have no hesitation in recommending the property to other families - and indeed already have done so. We also hope we can all come back again sometime soon.
As a family, we each have different interests. Our daughter and her partner enjoyed frequenting the bars and cafes in town. Our son and daughter in law, with the grandchildren enjoyed the beaches (particularly St Pol) and a day in Barcelona. We had a lovely time visiting Girona (Game of Thrones season 6), and the gardens at Cap de Roeg.
It's a wonderful place for a family of different ages and we hope to return!
Dear Pat and family,
Thank you so much for your marvellous review! You have really brought Maremar to life.
You were exemplary guests and we look forward to welcoming you back to Maremar in the not too distant future.
With best regards,
Peter and Lucy
We were a family of 4 from Canada (children 12yr & 10yr) and this was a very beautiful place to stay for a week during our vacation to Spain. We felt at home, everything was as described and it was a very large space for the 4 of us. In the days, we explored the beaches, the small towns, Girona and even Barcelona. There are many nice restaurants in town. It was always nice to come back to this villa, to cool off in the pool or just relax on the patio with the most beautiful view imaginable!
We completely recommend this rental and would come back again in a second!
Thank you Lucy & Peter!
Thank you so very much for your lovely review!
We are so pleased that you enjoyed Maremar and Sant Feliu de Guixols as much as we do.
You were exemplary guests and you will receive a very warm welcome should you decide to return to Maremar in the future.
With best regards,
Peter and Lucy
Not your standard holiday destination with noise, crowds and dirt. A jewel in the crown of the Costa Brava, Sant Feliu de Guixols is one of the wealthier and more sophisticated towns of the coast. Unspoiled, although supported, by tourism, you get the best of all worlds - two beautiful beaches, great kiddies' areas, water sports, marina and fishing port, great golfing, pine and cork woods, dramatic coastline, daily fruit and vegetable and fish markets, and sophisticated shops and eateries. It is an authentic Spanish town frequented by the well-heeled of Barcelona and most people speak English and French as well. You can have all the fun and experiences but without having to deal with excessive noise, crowds and dirt. But you are not at all isolated with fabulous shopping and dining right on your doorstep! To top it all, it is a marvellous base from which to explore the varied and exciting experiences that Catalunya has to offer, from Greco-Roman settlements to the whole of Dali land, its fabulous fishing villages and coves, lakes and mountains inland and not to forget the delights of Girona and Barcelona! To give you a little more detail... Our spacious luxury four bedroom home, arranged over three storeys, each with a spectacular view of the Mediterranean, is situated in a small, peaceful, yet modern development overlooking the sea just a short distance from the lovely town of Sant Feliu de Guixols (a fifteen minute walk into town through the pine woods or along the coast road). The house has its own private garden with an ancient olive tree and use of the communal facilities including an enormous, beautifully shaped, swimming pool (with separate paddling pool) in its own landscaped gardens. Our house looks out directly onto the Mediterranean so you can enjoy unparalleled views along the coast and out to sea, watching boats and cruisers go by in the distance and the fishermen's lights as their small boats serenely 'chug, chug, chug' at night. As you would expect, the small coastal road, with bits spectacular views goes off to the right and the left of Maremar. Sant Feliu de Guixols is a wealthy, staunchly traditional, market town on the Costa Brava. Although it boasts every amenity, it has a village feel about it with a fishing port, lovely beaches, rocky coves, a marina, a lovely tree-lined promenade and a maze of narrow streets in the old town centre. It has all the facilities you need but is unspoilt by mass tourism. It is popular with both Spaniards and visitors from abroad as it combines all the best that the region has to offer - sun and sea, fabulous food, a relaxed lifestyle, art and design, museums and historical monuments and easy access to everything. The curved sandy beach in Sant Feliu is wonderful, with easy swimming protected by the port's breakwater. And just around the headland to the next bay of Sant Pol lies another fabulous sandy curved beach where local celebrities come and moor their boats offshore to take the sun and swim and then eat in the wonderful restaurants along the beach front. And don't forget the multitude of coves you can get to down cliff paths or by boat, with the opportunity for snorkelling in the crystalline waters. It is only a short drive to each of the three Salvador Dali museums (the main museum in Figueres where a lot of his work is displayed, his house in Cadaques (which is a must see) and his wife Gala's castle/home in Pubol). The Greek and Roman settlement of Empuries is also close by, and the medieval villages of Peretallada and Ullastret. Or just visit the delightful Costa Brava fishing villages such as Calella de Palafrugell, Tamariu or Llafranch or the fishing port of Palamos. Platja d'Aro with its bustling night-life is only a 20 minute drive away. You will be spoilt for choice. The region is rightly famous for its food. In the Sant Feliu markets you can find locally caught fish, seasonal vegetables and fruit so self-catering can be a real delight. Or go to one of the many restaurants along the seafront promenade, on the main Rambla or in the narrow streets of the old town. Sant Feliu is a town that is alive all year round with a large weekly market, plenty of shops, restaurants and bars to cater for all tastes. It holds many festivals throughout the year and in July/August hosts a spectacular summer festival with live performances by top names in the specially erected tent by the port or in the Monastery Gardens. And if you fancy a trip to Barcelona for the day, it is only about 100km away (about 75 minutes by car) with bus services from Sant Feliu and easily accessible train services too.
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Security deposit of €350 1 week before arrival to cover for breakages (not normal wear and tear or the odd glass!) etc. Returned within 1 week (subject to T&Cs).