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Mas Vinyoles I (PG-503) - Mas Vinyoles l

Bedrooms 2
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 2 - 7 nights


Minimum Stay
2 - 7 nights

About the property

Mas Vinyoles I (PG-503)

Mas Vinyoles is a Catalan countryside house that is partly converted to offer you a pleasant space to spend your holidays, no matter the time of the year. We have two comfortable apartments fully equipped (central heating, dishwasher, washing machine), one for four (two bedrooms), the other for six people (three bedrooms). There is a garden with a swimming pool, a biological vegetable garden and an orchard.

Mas Vinyoles is situated in the heart of the protected area 'Les Gavarres', a series of lovely hills covered with Mediterranean forest that go from Girona to the Costa Brava. The next village is 7 km away; a small asphalted road leads from it to the house.

This is a place to spend some quiet days of rest, exploring the surroundings by foot or by bicycle, or discover the cultural offer (monuments, museums, theatre etc) The beach is a 30 min drive away.

The apartment for 6 people has it's own terrace.

The apartment for 4 people has it's own private sitting-space below an old oak-tree. Here you can eat or read or sunbathe if you wish to do so.

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Kathrin Schmidhauser
Member since: 2009
Speaks: english, french, german, spanish
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Calendar last updated:
January 14, 2017

About Kathrin Schmidhauser

Originally from Switzerland I moved to a house close to Mas Vinyoles in 1985. Here I raised my children and I learnt to love the spot and the people. Little by little I have gotten more and more involved with the needs of the place and currently I participate in various groups that look for a reasonable way to conserve this unique hills.

Kathrin Schmidhauser purchased this apartment in 2002

Why Kathrin Schmidhauser chose Girones

When in 1998 I had the opportunity to buy my own property I didn't doubt that it had to be in the same area. Sant Mateu de Montnegre a special micro-clima with temeratures 5º lower in summer and 5º warmer in the winter then Girona.

It took me some time to convince old Conxita that I would look well after this property that had been in the same family for more then 500 years. Fortunately the first Vinyoles had been a Katherina also and the fact that I talked catalan made things a lot easier and we even ended up becoming friends.

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Mas Vinyoles l
average rating of 5.0 based on 3 reviews

Tranquil, comfortable, tasteful and hard to leave

  • 5 of 5

We had a wonderful week at Mas Vinyoles. The setting, in the Gavarres mountains, is splendid, with beautiful wide views of the surrounding hills and mountains. At the height of summer, hardly a car passes by the house during a whole day. The apartment - we were upstairs, in the four-person flat - was spotless, spacious and tastefully decorated, with great touches of style - the armchairs in the reading room, for example. Rooms are well proportioned, the beds comfortable and the kitchen well equipped. The pool is delightful - beautifully landscaped with a lawn, plants and flowers. Butterflies dart between the flowers as you swim. Girona is close by, and, in the other direction are some of the beautiful beaches of the Costa Brava. This was a real find.

  • Submitted: Aug 15, 2014
  • Stayed: Jul 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
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Beautiful, peaceful location

  • 5 of 5

We spent a fabulous 2 weeks at Mas Vinyoles. The location is very peaceful and has beautiful views of the hills and beyond. If you enjoy getting away from it all but within easy reach of Girona or the coast then this location is for you. Kathrin (the owner) was very helpful and knowledgeable about the area and places to visit. The apartment was well furnished, clean and had more than enough cooking equipment and utensils. The attractive garden and pool area were well maintained. The two bedroom apartment provided more than adequate living space for four people.

  • Submitted: Aug 24, 2013
  • Stayed: Jul 2013
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Tranquility just a few minutes from Girona

  • 5 of 5

A wonderful peaceful place set in the wooded hills overlooking Girona. Just a 20 minute drive from Girona Airport and yet you feel that you are totally removed from it all. The farm house stands on a beautiful plot with private swimming pool next to a country lane that sees more walkers and cyclists than motorised vehicles (we saw three cars in 6 days). Kathrin, our host, was exceptional and lived in a second farm house just behind our own ... whilst she gave us all the space we wanted she was also available when we needed help, and nothing was too much trouble. Kathrin is originally from Switzerland but is fluent in Spanish and speaks near perfect English. The accommodation is split into 2 apartments (one two bedroom and the other three). Our apartment has 2 large bedrooms, 2 shower rooms, an open kitchen/dining/lounge area, and a separate sitting or reading room. It was very clean almost spotless and we felt at home straight away. The views from our windows were fabulous, our outside dining area was nestled within the trees, and there was a hammock tied between the trees close by which became my retreat. There are many supermarkets a short drive away, you are within an hour of numerous beach resorts, there are excellent roads and rail networks taking you down to Barcelona (a must ... Especially the old town), and for those who like to explore further a field there are many choices open to you from lakes in volcanos to water parks to historic towns and even a day trip to France. That said, for us and the children for the most part the swimming pool and gardens were enough and we spent many hours simply doing very little. A very big recommendation ... You will have a very enjoyable time.

  • Submitted: Sep 9, 2012
  • Stayed: Aug 2012
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Nearest Airport
25 Kilometres
Girona Costa Brava
Nearest Barpub
7 Kilometres
Nearest Train
15 Kilometres
Nearest Motorway
14 Kilometres
Nearest Restaurant
2 Kilometres
Cal Bosquetà
Nearest Beach
25 Kilometres
Sant Feliu
Car: necessary

Sant Mateu is a small group of houses ('veinat') in the heart of the protected area 'Les Gavarres', a chain of soft hills that go from Girona to the Costa Brava which are almost entirely covered with a typical Mediterranean forest. Vinyoles (65 hectares) is possibly the oldest farmed land up here; the written documents of the first Catharina Vinyoles go 500 years back. Nowadays about the same number of people live in this apparently remote place as in the old days.



Sant Mateu de Montnegre Apartment Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • apartment
  • floor 2
Building Type:
  • chateau / country house
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 100 m²
Location Type:
  • Mountain
  • Near The Ocean
  • Rural
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Rustic
  • Fireplace
  • Firewood
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Mosquito Magnet
  • Parking Off Street
  • Sofa Bed
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king
    Bedroom 2 - 2 twin/ single
  • Books
  • Television
  • Balcony
  • Beach Umbrellas
  • Child's Swing
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Sand Box
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • pets considered
Pool / Spa:
  • Outdoor Pool
  • Private Pool
  • churches
  • coin laundry
  • forests
  • museums
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • scenic drives
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • groceries
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • swimming

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