About the property
- Farmhouse6996 sq. ft.
- Half Baths1
- Minimum Stay4 - 7 nights
5 bedrooms, 4 bathrooms, 1 half bath sleeps 11
“Mas Saline” is a wonderful stone farmhouse set right in the middle of nature, close to Girona and Barcelona, but in a different world altogether. Located in the heart of the Costa Brava, in a privileged place 5 min to Pals golden sand beaches. The property is a paradise for families with children. Peacefully secluded between the fields and connected to the world by a farm road surrounded by apple and sunflower fields. The house, totally renovated in 2005 is right in the middle of a property of 5 hectares of land in full production of Golden Apples, Extra Virgin Olive Oil and alfalfa that is used to feed the family of horses and ponies that are living in the estate. The house is on two levels and is a perfect example of tasteful, rural elegance.
A Mediterranean vegetable garden maintained by our gardener, provides fresh vegetables at hand for self-consumption or to offer to friends, what can be better than saying to a guest 'We are sure that it's fresh because we just picked it from the vegetable garden
Functional and tasteful: The entire house is decorated with a functional yet cool taste, meant to give people all what's needed to have a luxurious and comfortable stay. Large 650 sq foot kitchen area, fully equipped with generous working space for gastronomy lovers. Thick teak 250cm dining table with 12 chairs flanked by a big fireplace with a restored original stone bread oven. All bedrooms have good beds and impressive views of all the Emporda plain and the Castle of Montgri. Bathrooms are complete and the 3 livings are very comfortable. Charming and cozy room with TV and game console. Spacious office with WiFi broadband connection. Old stone walled stable and porched patio, which is perfect for intimate lunches al fresco, and romantic candle light diners. Thanks to the stone walls, the house is fresh in summer, and very comfortable in our temperate winters. Equipped with double glass windows and modern central heating system for winter season.
Spring time is explosive in our property; nature begins to flow in torrents. Birds nesting and crops growing. Wonderful sky light, and crystal clear atmosphere. Landscape is brightly green.
Summer: Our Mediterranean orchard is in full production: tomatoes, onions, lettuce, eggplants, red and green peppers, melon, watermelon, mint, plums, apricots....
Apples harvest season: starting early in september, the harvesters enter the estate to collect more than 100 tm of fresh and juicy "Golden Apples". Really worth to be around during these dates to get some… an apple a day keeps the doctor away!
"Extra Virgin Olive Oil" harvest season: Held during one week, variable from late october to early december. The Olive harvesting is a unique experience to live if you visit us during these dates!.
Winter season: life in our property is so peaceful and enriching for the soul. 3 large fireplaces, and the best wood stored, are ready for your calm evenings of reading and relax.
Activities: Winter and Spring are the best seasons to practice horseback riding and cycling in our property. The Mediterranean sun shines almost every day. During winter/spring, horses love to gallop across the farm roads leading to medieval villages. The best reward before going back home is a long gallop across the dunes of Pals beach.
The Golf lovers will like to hear that the prestigious “Emporda Golf Resort” (18 links / 18 forests), and the “Par 3 Gualta”, both are at a mere 3 min distance from the property across the farm road.
Diving and Water sports in the 'Medas Islands' diving resort, in Estartit, 10 min away by car.
Cool nightlife with fashionable places in almost every small village in the area. Two of the coolest open air nightclub/restaurants in Costa Brava: the “Mas Sorrer Jazz Bar” and the "Aerodrom Club" are located just 3 minutes drive.
Sylvia - Roger
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- english, french, spanish
- Calendar last updated:
- May 23, 2018
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Check-in: 4:00 PM
Check-out: 10:00 AM
Canceled bookings will not receive a refund
What an incredible rustic masia. I booked Mas Saline for my 40th birthday. I had 9 girlfriends from school days flying from all over the world for the reunion. I felt enormous pressure to get the right house - plenty of space, a good kitchen and beautiful grounds. Mas Saline did not disappoint. The setting and character of the house exceeded expectations and we all had 4 days of paradise. The location of the house is super surrounded by lush countryside, quaint villages and beautiful coastline. After years of reunions my girlfriends said this was the best of all time. A huge thanks to a kind and helpful Roger and his family. Hoping to come back for my 50th birthday reunion!
Fabulous Costa Brava Visit
Our first experience with Home Away was a smashing success thanks to a lovely stay at Mas Saline and very good recommendations from our host, Roger. The location of this beautiful farm home is ideal for visiting the Costa Brava beaches and the numerous medieval towns of the region. The home is a beautifully restored farm house surrounded by apple orchards, olive trees, and gardens. We started each day with fresh eggs on the balcony overlooking the property, and we often ended the day with a swim in the pool. Guests must visit the local market Monday morning, eat at some of the local restaurants, and arrange a horseback riding tour. We would definitely stay here again and recommend it highly to others.
Fabulous place to stay with small or large family
We absolutely LOVED everything about Mas Saline. Roger met us the day we arrived and gave us a very detailed and thorough tour of their lovely home. We had 9 people in our family there and the house was perfect for us. You feel as though you are hidden away in a very secret spot, but you are only 5 minutes from town.
The area is perfect for exploring Costa Brava and Roger and Silvia have a binder of information at their home with directions, reviews and suggestions for the area. We took it with us every time we left to explore.
We give our highest recommendation for Mas Saline and think it is one of those places that you have to experience.
Roger and Silvia came to say goodbye the day before we left and they could not be more charming. We wish we could have stayed longer to get to know them better, but were so glad we had the opportunity to meet them and stay in their gorgeous home. THANK YOU!!
Amazing holiday at a very Nice place
We are 3 couples with 4 young children. We stayed at This house with a hoge garden with pool for a week. The husbands played golf for 3 times. The golf Courses were less Then 5 minutes drive away. We bbq'ed, played pool And went to The beach. The beach is less Then 10 minutes drive away. Shopping, restaurant And supermarkets are less Then 5 minutes away. The landlord Roger was very kind And very helpfull. Thanks Roger for This Amazing week. Your house was so Nice to stay at. We ll be back!
Mas Saline was an amazing experience for my family and me that we will never forget. It started when we met Roger and his wonderful family at the farmhouse. They were very helpful, answering all our questions, showing us around the house and grounds, giving us tips on places to go and things to see. He also provided maps and brochures of attractions in the area. It was exactly like the photos depicted, a grand stone farmhouse with large rooms and an inviting kitchen. For me the kitchen and outdoor dinner table would be the focus, my children enjoyed the pool, my five year old daughter loved to visit the polo ponies located near the house, my twelve year old son enjoyed gathering fresh eggs in the morning from the eight chicken located in back of the house. The raw natural beauty of the region captivated my wife. The medieval castle in Torroella de Montgri, which sits on a lone hit top, begged us to explore it, while the small and numerous beach coves could be found around every little village. Modern conveniences are not far away and there are lots of local restaurants at various prices to choose from. I highly recommend Vins i Licors Grau, in the village of Palafrugell, for wine and liquor, if you enjoy roasted meats then Barbacoa Can Padres 2 is a must in the famous medieval town of Pals. There are many chain markets for meat, fish and other necessities but if you don’t mind driving a few miles out from Mas Saline then go to Supermarket Esclat in the town Palafrugel, it was a large, clean well stock market with a great fish market. We took a day trip to Carcassonne, France, it was well worth the hour and a half drive to see this intact medieval walled city. The house made our trip that much wonderful. It is large and will easily accommodate two to four families. There is a game room with an inviting fireplace, a large indoor dinning room, a fully stocked with dishes, pots and pans. The kitchen also had spices and other dry goods so you only needed to get a few items. Outside, there are two large grills for barbequing. Places to relax in the garden make it easy to unwind and have a glass of wine or other spirits. Lastly, all I can say is that if you are looking for a memorable place to have a large or small family or friends vacation in a beautiful part of Spain then Mas Saline in CostaBrava is the best choice. Again, we would like to thank Roger and his amazing family for sharing their home and giving us fantastic memories.
A country-side oasis, within reach of beaches!
First thing that comes to mind is the warm hospitality and cooperativeness of the house owner. Roger and his family are very friendly people, a warm thanks goes out to them for making us have a splendid time at their lovely country house.
The craftly restored house is beautifully located in between farm fields with apples and corn. Harvesting was on when we rented the house in the month of September, the kids just loved it! Our eldest daughter of three enjoyed the horses that live on the property, and she actually loved sitting on Bamba the pony several times. Feeding apples to the horses was a fun ritual, as well as our daily treat of four fresh chicken eggs from the child friendly chicken on the property. The kids also made friends with Mitsie the cat that lives there and showed up off and on. All on all, a heaven for kids, with the large open garden and classic formed swimming pool well-constructed for kids.
The house interior is also child proof, and consisted of a well equipped kitchen with great large oven, a spacious eating table, and kids’ corner. There was a play room which we hardly used because of the great outdoors and weather we enjoyed the entire month. The bedrooms were comfortable as were the bathrooms, all very decent and in proper shape. The office was also well equipped for some works while having fun. The TV-room offers a decent collection of children’s movies which we watched once or twice after a long day of sun and fun.
A large grocery chain is within 5 minutes’ drive as is the town of Torroella de Montgri with all possible shops, amongst which a fabulours butcher and bakery as well as a classy coffee bar with decent prices. The closest beach is on a 10-15 minute drive which is indeed very close-by allowing for the flexibility to go to the beach in mornings or afternoons, while being able to enjoy lunch at home under the tree in the spacious garden. The area is top-notch, not for nothing is it called Trainglo d’Or for its slopped hills and beautiful medieval villages which offer great site seeing and mouthwatering restaurants. All in all, plenty of enjoyable things in and around the house, and the region.
We look back to the house with a great smile and advise anyone interested in renting a country house in the region, to pick this one as you choice. We fell in love with the area and the house, definitely it’s well worth the money spent.
Thanks once again to Roger, Silvia, and the kids.
Baix Emporda, is an unmatchable area to visit during all year round thanks to our Mediterranean climate. The sandy and sunny beaches mix with the rugged coastline and the numerous medieval villages, where daily 'slow food' markets take place. Sport activities: golf, water sports, horseback riding, biking, diving, ultralight and plane flying. Numerous expressions of art take place all year round, Dali museums, gastronomy forums and many places of cultural and historic interest which are a must visit for the travellers with cultural inquietudes.
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Changeover day is Saturday in peak season. During other seasons the changeover day can be adjusted.