3/4 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms, AC, Wifi, TV & easy access to enormous communal pool
- English, French, Spanish, Catalan
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 Villa 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 Villa 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.
Children over 2 yrs are incl in the max guest no.
Minimum age of primary renter:30
Please note that you WILL receive a full refund if you cancel if we receive an alternative booking for your dates.
We ask that at least two guests are over 30 years of age.
We keep Maremar as our home, please treat it considerately. There are very reasonable community rules regarding behaviour and the use of common areas
Cancelled bookings will not receive a refund.
Our stay was outstanding. The location perfect. Our hosts so helpful. We found every aspect of the experience positive - booking, directions, welcome package, comfort, helpful suggestions. Highly recommended!
Dear Richard and Connie,
A very big thank you for your lovely review! You are very generous.
You were fantastic guests and we hope that you will consider returning to Maremar in the future.
With warmest regards,
Peter and Lucy
Stay at Maremar Sept 2019
Very comfortable and homely property. A very welcoming introduction to the property on arrival. Owners very responsive and accessible.
Property in a quiet location with fabulous views, handily placed for centre of Sant Fileu.
Dear Barrie and family,
Thank you so much for your lovely review. Short and sweet, but it says it all really!
You were exemplary guests and we hope that you will return to Maremar in the not too distant future.
With warm regards,
Peter and Lucy
Lovely holiday villa
We had a great week staying at Peter and Lucy's house in early September. The house is large, extremely well equipped and tastefully decorated and furnished. Peter and Lucy were great owners; very prompt in replying to emails and texts, and the check-in process was very easy. The additional information on the website and by email was very helpful.
We used the beautiful pool most days to swim. It is a large pool, big enough to do lengths, and was usually empty, or just one family there.
The walk into town is an easy 15 minutes downhill, but a bit longer back up the hill. We had a car, and in the first week of September had no difficulty parking in town when we wanted to.
The Costa Brava was beautiful and it was easy to reach some lovely beaches and great costal walks. The walk from Sant Pol beach to Sa Conca was stunning, and both beaches are great for food and swimming.
Overall a great holiday and a perfect holiday home.
Thank you so much for your lovely review!
The Costa Brava does indeed have so much going for it, and Sant Feliu in particular. And yes, that pool is amazing! We too have had it to ourselves on many occasions for “proper” swimming.
You were fantastic guests and we hope that you will return to Maremar soon.
With warm regards,
Peter and Lucy
The villa is much better than the photos - they simply don't do it justice. Six of us stayed for the week and it has everything you could want, The view from the terrace is beautiful and as it faces the sea there is a welcome breeze. Peter and Lucy are tremendous hosts and provided lots of relevant information for places to visit in the area. They were also available constantly to help with any queries able helped by their wonderful housekeeper Carmen. We had a great time on holiday and would recommend this to anyone.
Stunning home on the cliffs overlooking the sea
From the very first communications with Peter and Lucy, we were wonderfully taken care of in our approach to and enjoyment of Sant Feliu and the house. The house is at the end of a block and has an uninterrupted view of the sea-- and a climb down to swimmable rocky shore. The community pool was easily accessed and a lovely oasis from the local beaches. Everything we asked about-- swim lanes, local events, places to eat--Peter and Lucy responded with enthusiasm and loads of information. These are truly hosts who are invested in their home and want their guests to get the most out of their lovely space and the surrounding town and culture. This was on the higher end of places we have stayed-- but worth the extra money and really comfortable for two families with young adult children. With the help of Carmen, their on-site agent, the arrival and departure couldn't have been easier. We look forward to returning-- the town suited us perfectly as it offered lots of activities and a strong local vibe that has not been overrun by tourists. The extraordinary beauty of the Costa Brava was all around us in the beautiful home of Peter and Lucy. Great puzzles as well! And kitchen-- with starter basket and all the basics made it easy for us to do meals when we were taking a break from the wonderful local restaurants. Many thanks Peter and Lucy-- we look forward to returning!
Dear Toby and friends,
thank you so much for your beautiful review of your time at Maremar! We really appreciate it.
You have evoked so much of both Maremar and the surrounding area that you have made us want to return there immediately ourselves!
Thank you for being exemplary guests - we do hope that you will return to Maremar soon.
With warm regards to you all,
Peter and Lucy
Excellent property in a beautiful location. A car is essential for elderly and very young.
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.