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Delightful apartment, views of the bay, pool, walk to beach, shops & restaurants

People6
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms2
Space 861 sq. ft.
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 4 - 7 nights
Popular Features
  • Barbecue
  • Washing Machine
  • Air Conditioning
  • Internet
  • Parking

Overview

About the property

Residential apartment, 2 beds, 2 baths, lots of space and close to everything!

Welcome to Marona, our luxury holiday rental apartment with lovely Marina views, a few minutes' stroll from Sant Feliu de Guixols, Costa Brava.

Imagine being in a modern, spacious, air conditioned, apartment with balcony views of the marina and within a five minute stroll of the beach...

And because it's not in a holiday development, the neighbours are not so noisy, care more about their surroundings and aren't so inclined to use the pool - leaving more time and space for you.

You can walk to the market every day for the freshest fruit, vegetables, meat and, of course, fish. That's when you are not going for an early morning kayak, dive or swim...

Sant Feliu de Guixols is one of the nicest and best small towns on the Costa Brava. It is not a holiday resort, but a living Catalan town with the culture, the Catalan lifestyle, the shops and restaurants so admired by well-healed visitors from Barcelona. But, of course, the beach is beautiful, the bay stunning and the facilities for visitors second to none.

Marona is a spacious apartment in a residential block within walking distance of Sant Feliu de Guixols, the Marina, the beach and the whole of Sant Feliu. But because it is not in the centre of town, it provides a wonderful haven at the end of a busy day.

It is on the first floor of the two storey block and can be accessed by stairs or lift.

It is not in a 'holiday block' and therefore we are looking for guests who want a great, convivial time, but not a riotous one! By the same token, this means that, although very central, you are unlikely to be disturbed by many marauding holidaymakers despite being so close to the action.

Marona boasts a excellent living area (21 square metres) with a dining table that can accommodate six, two three seater sofas and an enormous French window off to a spacious balcony with views across the Marina to the left and the hills to the right.

We have recently acquired an electric 'plancha' or barbecue grill wich is ideal for use on the balcony without running the risk of upsetting the neighbours!

It has two spacious bedrooms, one with a double bed and the other which can either be a twin or a very comfy double, and ample storage. The master bedroom also has a large en suite bathroom.

There is also a family bathroom with shower.

The very well equipped kitchen is more spacious than most, with a breakfast table which can accommodate four cosily, the usual mod cons and a dishwasher. Off the kitchen is a utility room with washing machine.

The air conditioning and heating are quiet and efficient so Marona is ready for your visit at any time of year. The wifi is high speed and unlimited. The only thing we deliberately do not have is a TV because we are encouraging you to talk to each other and have fun together!

Underneath the block you have your own indoor parking space and access to the 12m swimming pool which forms the central space of the block.

You can stroll to the Sant Feliu beach in five minutes or wander along the coast the other way until you get to Platja Sant Pol which is the haunt of wealthy French and Spanish Riviera types (!).

Sant feliu is teeming with things to do and places to see. If you like hiking or biking, sant feliu is ideal. If you want to explore Catalunya, what a base and if you are here for a rest then that's fine too!

Property registered with the Generalitat de Catalunya register number HUTG-006582-02

Propietat registrat amb le Generalitat de Catalunya numero de registre HUTG-006582-02

More Details
Registration Number : HUTG-006582-02

Owner
Peter and Lucy Noble
Member since: 2012
Speaks English, French, Spanish, Catalan
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
20 October, 2017

About Peter and Lucy Noble

We are a semi retired couple who have a house in the mountains in Catalunya and a couple of holiday properties on the coast.

We finished our business lives in Summer 2012 and are looking to travel ( the picture is us in Iceland!), live and learn.

We love Catalunya, its people, its history and its life and would recommend it to anyone and everyone.

We live in London, escaping to Catalunya, Burgundy and Iceland(!) whenever we can.

Peter and Lucy Noble purchased this apartment in 2005

Why Peter and Lucy Noble chose Baix Emporda

Marona is so ideal for people like us who like to have fun but value creature comforts.

It is in the thick of it but relatively quiet. You have a choice of two excellent beaches, one literally minutes away on foot.

It has some stunning views and you can watch the fishing boats entering and leaving the harbour. It is more of a holiday home than a squashed rental.

You can easily walk to anywhere you are likely to want to go in Sant Feliu but also have an excellent base from which to explore.

There is secure off street parking, but you don't need a car if you don't want one.

We aim to treat guests as we would friends who visit us. We want guests to have the best time, and maybe also to bear in mind that this is our home.

Anyone who books with us has access to the guest-only area of our website which gives you real insights into local events, activities, restaurants and cuisine and even explains why so many Brits never get the coffee they think they are ordering!

What more can we say?!

What makes this apartment unique

Marona is just so very handy for everything. What we like best about it is that it's so easy.

There is enough space to settle, the lift means you can choose not to use the stairs if you are tired after a hard day's exploring, you can walk to the restaurants and weave slowly back without having to worry about driving.

You are right in the middle of natural phenomena - the glorious Mediterranean, stunning coves and beach walks and, of course, the beautiful cork forests.

We like to think that we treat our guests with a bit more thought and personal interest than most landlords. For example, we don't pack people in, squeezing eight into an apartment intended for four... We don't have a conveyor belt of Saturday to Saturday bookings which results in every single guest HAVING TO arrive late and leave early...we try to let you know what's on when you are visiting so you don't miss gems etc etc

And we have already mentioned the guest-only areas of our website...

Guestbook comments from the owner

We've been delighted by the wonderful Catalunya Day (11 September) and our stay at the apartment.
Sep 2013
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Facilities

Accommodation and facilities for this holiday apartment in Sant Feliu de Guíxols in Sant Feliu de Guíxols

Property Type:
  • apartment
  • floor 1
Building Type:
  • building
Meals:
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 861 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 17:00
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • Min. age of primary renter: 30
  • Children welcome ...
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
  • 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.
  • Please treat Marona with respect. You are in a residential community with rules of behaviour and consideration.
Location Type:
  • beach
  • near the sea
  • Ocean View
  • resort
  • town
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Air Conditioning
  • Lift ...
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Tumble Dryer ...
  • Washing Machine ...
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Hob ...
  • Toaster ...
Dining:
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • En suite for the Green bedroom - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , Bidet , Luxurious walk-in shower with "Raindance" shower heads
    The family bathroom - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , Walk-in shower with two luxurious "Raindance" shower heads
  • Great facilities with good showers.
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • The Green bedroom - 1 Double Bed , 1.3m bed, en suite bathroom
    The Blue bedroom - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed , 180cm double OR two comfortable 90cm singles
  • The Green master bedroom is spacious, light and has lots of storage. It has a comfortable, modern double bed, access to the spacious balcony and views across Sant Feliu (with a view of the Marina too). It has its own en suite with walk-in shower, sink and toilet. The Blue bedroom is also spacious, light and has great storage. It overlooks the pool area to the centre of the building. You can either have two comfy single beds or a luxurious extra large double in the blue room. The family bathroom is right next to the blue room with shower, sink and toilet. You can choose to use a full duvet, a 'manta' (thinner quilt) or just a sheet as a cover if it is very warm. All bed linens are of high quality.
Entertainment:
  • Books ...
  • Games ...
  • Music Library ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
Outside:
  • Balcony ...
  • Barbecue ...
Suitability:
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool
Attractions:
  • autumn foliage
  • bay
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • forests
  • library
  • live theatre
  • marina
  • museums
  • naturist beach
  • playground
  • recreation centre
  • reefs
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • gambling casinos
  • horse riding
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • mountain biking
  • paragliding
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • diving
  • snorkelling
  • bay fishing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing
Notes:
Very comfortable and spacious accommodation with extra touches for a bit of luxury. Inside track as to what's on, where and top tips for the best experience due to our insider information. Our 'spy' Carmen tells us all of the news and gossip!

Reviews

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Delightful apartment, views of the bay, pool, walk to beach, shops & restaurants
average rating of 4.9302325 based on 44 reviews
5

Superb apartment with everything you needed for a relaxing holiday

  • 5 of 5

Very well situated with only a short walk into centre of Sant Feliu de Guixoles . We visited the museum ( the old monastery) walked around the port and upto the lifeboat museum , went to the market to buy fresh fish which was superb , plenty of tapas bars / restaurants so could eat somewhere different each night !! We were lucky to see the drummer bands the night we arrived which was a lovely atmosphere and nice mingling with the local Spanish people . Peter and Lucy were so helpful with supplying lots of information before we had even arrived .Always just a phone call away if you needed anything . We were met by Carmen who was lovely ! Welcome basket provided with essentials till we found our way around to get shopping . Although we tended to eat out most nights !! We had hired a car so were able to visit the little coves and beaches nearby -S'agro , Tossa de Mar , Begur ,Aigufreda and Girona for a city visit - all beautiful ! A week was not long enough to do everything that the Costa Brava has to offer - so we will just have to go back again another year !

  • Review Submitted: Sep 12, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Elaine and family, Many thanks for you fabulous review! Sant Feliu is a perfect place for enjoying Catalan life and relaxing on holiday, and also a great base for exploring the Costa Brava and other parts of Catalunya. We like to keep Marona like a proper home that you can come back to and relax in. You were fabulous guests and we hope that you will return to Marona in the future. With warm regards, Peter and Lucy
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5

Great apartment, clean, everything you need, easy access to beach and restaurants

  • 5 of 5

We had a fabulous family stay. It was very easy to walk to town for the markets, restaurants and beach. The pool was a great bonus. Lots of things to drive to including cities, beaches, museums. Loads to do but also easy to spend a day doing very little. Kitchen easily big enough and equipped to cook family meals or easy to walk to a variety of different restaurants. Apartment was very clean and good showers. Small balcony big enough for family of four. Air con was great at night (we didn't need it during the day).

  • Review Submitted: Sep 5, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Emma and family, Thank you so much for your lovely review - you seem to have described Marona in a nutshell! Marona, and indeed Sant Feliu itself, is such a perfect base for holiday adventures, and at any time of year! So much to see, do, experience (and eat and drink!) in the area. Thank you for being perfect guests. We do hope you will return to Marona in the not too distant future. With warm regards, Peter and Lucy
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5

Lovely, clean modern apartment, would stay again.

  • 5 of 5

Lovely apartment, just returned and would stay again. Short walk to the beach and the centre of Sant Felui.

The apartment is so well equipped and Peter & Lucy leave a great welcome pack. Thanks Peter & Lucy for a great stay.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 19, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Excellent apartment in a great location.

  • 5 of 5

We travelled with family and the four of us enjoyed the space and facilities in the apartment. The walk to and from town only took a few minutes and although we could park in the garage we tended to park in the street as the drive down the ramp into the parking bay is actually quite a tight fit for anything but a very small car. Peter & Lucy kept in contact with us regarding getting to the apartment and made sure the one small problem we had was resolved as soon as possible - on a Sunday!

  • Review Submitted: Jul 4, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Well situated and well equipped

  • 5 of 5

Three of us spent a very enjoyable week at Marona. The apartment is only a few minutes walk from the beach and from the town centre. The level of appointment is very high with comfortable furniture and absolutely all the equipment that we might need. Being primarily a residential block it was very quiet at night.

The pool is adequate for a quick dip or for exercise but it is not set up to sit around on sun-loungers. With the beach being only a few minutes walk, this is not a problem.

The owners are extremely helpful and try very hard to make the whole process easy and satisfying for their guests.

San Feliu is a 'proper' town rather than a 'tourist' town. Consequently the restaurants are spread out over the many side streets rather than clustered together. Most places spoke some English, but not all. There are many choices of restaurant and we found all those we tried to be excellent.

We liked the town and we liked the apartment. An excellent holiday.

  • Review Submitted: Jun 22, 2017
  • Date of Stay: May 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Mark and family, Thank you so much for your generous review! We want Marona to feel like a proper, comfortable, home rather than a place to crash at night whilst on holiday, so your feedback has made us feel we are on the right track. You are correct that the more residential apartments and developments don't have loungers etc round the pool (they tend to like to keep everything tidy so you have to take your loungers away when you leave!), but we hope that you used our loungers, either by the pool or on the beach. And isn't Sant Feliu fantastic?! An authentic market town with all of the amenities but with far less of the tourist crush and associated noise and dirt. You were exemplary guests and will receive a very warm welcome should you decide to return to Marona in the future. With warm regards, Peter and Lucy
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Fabulous location

  • 5 of 5

Situated at the harbour end of town,with great views of the harbour,sea and surrounding mountains, what more could you ask for?

The apartment is fully equipped and very comfortable. We were a couple , but there is ample room for six.

The town is as you would expect ,very Spanish. There were few tourists and it's mostly the folk from Barcelona who frequent this lovely jewel.

The beach is sweeping with very clean clear water. Plenty of restaurants to choose from, at all prices. Do not overlook the "casino ". There is a lot of history associated with it,and an extra plus is the food is excellent and the beer and wine is the best value in town !

Should you wish to self cater, the spa at the market square has all you will need at reasonable prices. Catering for yourself in the apartment is easy as it is very well equipped.

We would definitely recommend this apartment and will certainly return.

  • Review Submitted: Apr 11, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Apr 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Stephen, Many thanks for your lovely review - we think you have got Marona and Sant Feliu in a nutshell! Thank you for testing out the new walk-in shower for us and giving it the thumbs up too! You were great guests and we look forward to welcoming you back to Marona in the not too distant future. With best regards, Peter and Lucy
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Location

Nearest Airport
35 Kilometres
Girona Costa Brava
Nearest Barpub
200 Metres
El Corsari - 5 minutes on foot
Nearest Ferry
300 Metres
Sant Feliu de Guixols
Nearest Golf
5 Kilometres
Platja d'Aro
Nearest Train
35 Kilometres
Girona
Nearest Motorway
30 Kilometres
AP7 Barcelona to Girona and France
Nearest Restaurant
0.2 Kilometres
El Corsari - 5 minutes on foot
Nearest Ski
160 Kilometres
La Molina
Nearest Beach
300 Metres
Sant Feliu de Guixols
Car: not necessary

With a view over the beautiful Saint Feliu de Guixols Marina and within strolling distance of the beach, the water sports, the shops and the restaurants, this apartment is ideal for people who want an easy holiday - close enough to the action, but not too close.

But this is a residential complex so you don't get the mayhem that is possible with a resort complex or an apartment right in the centre of town - you get the best of both worlds.

We are literally three minutes from the Marina, five from the beach and 10 from all of the shops and restaurants you could wish for, including the fabulous Sunday market.

But if you want to explore further afield, with its own secure parking space and easy access to places like Girona, Barcelona, Empuries, Figueres, Cadaques etc, it is great for that too. If you love Salvador Dali or Antoni Gaudi then there is no better place to use as your base.

Sant Feliu's strap-line is 'Open all year round' and so it is. In the Summer it is an ideal place for a beach holiday with lots of activities, events and sights to see.

In Spring and Autumn you may well still be able to swim and you can delight in the verdant countryside as well as visit a vast range of historical and artistic sites in slightly cooler weather.

In Winter the sea is 'Brava' or 'Wild' making it a sight to see and the restaurants, coffee shops etc are still open with many attractions still accessible but without the crowds and the heat.

And of course you can play golf on the many courses at any time of year!

The gastronomy is unsurpassed and even the basic dishes such as home made sausage and white beans or huevos Don Pablo are very tasty indeed.

From here you can easily access:

Girona with its marvellous architecture, shops and restaurants.

Barcelona with all it has to offer.

Empuries, the Roman and Greek remains with excellent mosaic floors remaining and a stunning view of the Mediterranean.

Dali-land - Figueres where the Dali Museum is, his house in Cadaques and Gala's 'Castle' in Pubol.

The night-life of Platja d'Aro (but with a nicer, more peaceful place to come home to).

Ullastret the ancient Iberian town with its 9th century Medaeval church.

Peratallada with its 11th to 19th century buildings and artefacts.

La Bisbal, home of ceramics with so many shops and so little time!

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Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday apartment in Sant Feliu de Guíxols, Costa Brava

Rental Basis:
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Owner accepts payment in:
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
 
Autumn 2017
1 Oct 2017 - 15 Nov 2017
4 night minimum stay
£396
for 4 nights
From
£99
£585
 
 
Winter 2 2017
16 Nov 2017 - 21 Dec 2017
4 night minimum stay
£288
for 4 nights
From
£72
£405
 
 
Christmas/New Year 2017
22 Dec 2017 - 13 Jan 2018
7 night minimum stay
£630
for 7 nights
£630
 
 
Winter 1 2018
14 Jan 2018 - 28 Feb 2018
4 night minimum stay
£288
for 4 nights
From
£72
£405
 
 
Early Spring 2018
1 Mar 2018 - 23 Mar 2018
4 night minimum stay
£360
for 4 nights
From
£90
£405
 
 
Easter 2018
24 Mar 2018 - 7 Apr 2018
7 night minimum stay
£810
for 7 nights
£810
 
 
Spring 1 2018
8 Apr 2018 - 27 Apr 2018
4 night minimum stay
£432
for 4 nights
From
£108
£630
 
 
May Day 2018
28 Apr 2018 - 11 May 2018
4 night minimum stay
£432
for 4 nights
From
£108
£630
 
 
Spring 2 2018
12 May 2018 - 15 Jun 2018
4 night minimum stay
£432
for 4 nights
From
£108
£630
 
 
Early Summer 2018
16 Jun 2018 - 29 Jun 2018
7 night minimum stay
£810
for 7 nights
£810
 
 
High Summer 2018
30 Jun 2018 - 1 Sep 2018
7 night minimum stay
£991
for 7 nights
£991
 
 
September 2018
2 Sep 2018 - 30 Sep 2018
4 night minimum stay
£540
for 4 nights
From
£135
£810
 
 
Autumn 2018
1 Oct 2018 - 17 Nov 2018
4 night minimum stay
£396
for 4 nights
From
£99
£585
 
 
Winter 2 2018
18 Nov 2018 - 21 Dec 2018
4 night minimum stay
£288
for 4 nights
From
£72
£405
 
 
Christmas/New Year 2018
22 Dec 2018 - 11 Jan 2019
7 night minimum stay
£810
for 7 nights
£810
 
 
My Standard Rate
7 night minimum stay
£991
for 7 nights
£991
 

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees

Deposit of €25% of the rent to secure a booking.
Security deposit of €350 1 week before arrival to cover for breakages (not normal wear and tear or the odd glass!) etc. Returned within 1 week (subject to T&Cs).

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • Cancelled bookings will not receive a refund.
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