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This is not the best villa we've ever stayed in, but for the price we paid, we thought it was excellent value and met our needs. This property is literally at the top of the hill, so you have views from the pool side towards the sea and views from the front towards the hills and Pyrenees in the distance. The interior of the house is functional, but nothing special with the highlight being the upstairs lounge with views towards the sea. Kitchen is reasonably well equipped with plenty of glasses, plates, cutlery and cookware, more devices than plug sockets is a minor inconvenience. However, the two things that made this a great holiday were the outside areas, with seating front, back and at the sides (you can follow the sun or find shade) and Jean who is a very helpful host providing excellent advice on the area, what to see and where to shop or eat. One other thing to be aware of is that you need a car and that it's a 7 or 8 minute drive to the property from the main road between Lloret and Tossa.. The nearest beach (Canyelles) is lovely if you can park (OK Sept and October midweek, but busy weekends). Difficult to beat for the price and definitely recommended.
Firstly the property is in a lovely quiet location with stunning views over the med.
A beautiful swimming pool is a mere 30 seconds away and is set in landscaped gardens. We went at the end of season so had it to ourselves and it was still plenty warm enough for a swim.
The villa itself is equipped to a very high standard with literally everything you might need. The layout worked perfectly and the rooms were all good sizes and tastefully decorated.(The master bedroom is awesome with its en suite and balconies with gorgeous views to the front) The beds themselves were very comfortable and with the addition of air con throughout the villa it made for an excellent night's sleep.
We really enjoyed having a barbecue on the patio overlooking the sea. The local supermarkets are fantastic and if you like fish you will love it even more. (I particularly loved buying fresh huge prawns by the kilo for the barbecue)
The owners were incredibly helpful, from us initially expressing an interest right through to us leaving to come home. We had a local power cut one evening and Peter rang the local electric company on our behalf and even offered alternative accommodation nearby. (Luckily it only lasted 90 minutes). Also despite arriving after midnight the owners had arranged for a local lady called Carmen to meet us and show us the basics, alarm etc. She also provided a welcome pack which was very much appreciated too.
We would recommend a car if you're staying.
Sant Feliu de Guixols itself is a traditional Catalan market town. It has many excellent restaurants, coffee shops and patisseries all a very short distance from the beach. We would recommend a trip to Sant Pol which is the next beach along. We caught the tourist train for 3 euros rather than walk it. The beach is lovely there has very soft sand and we can highly recommend the Maria Rosa restaurant on the front !!!
As you can see by the other reviews Maremar is first class accommodation and you will not be disappointed. We hope to return in the future.