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