This is the logo of Marona, our luxury holiday rental apartment in Sant Feliu de Guixols, near Girona on the Costa Brava in Catalunya, Spain.
The logo is taken from a fabulous painting “La Celestina” or “The Matchmaker” by the established British artist Chris Gollon who, as we always say, is renowned for painting life into everything and bringing everything to life.
Just 30 minutes away from Girona airport by road, our apartment is within strolling distance of the Marina (three minutes), the beach (five minutes), restaurants and bars (five minutes), the shops (10 minutes). But… it is in a residential apartment block and so is perhaps a little more civilised than a holiday block.
Marona is on the first floor of a small three storey block of apartments owned mostly by well heeled locals. It is on the coast road with views to the left of the marina and the port, and to the right leafy residential areas. Straight in front is the coast road that leads very, very quickly to Sant Feliu de Guixols and the action in one direction and to the “South of France in Catalunya”, Platja Sant Pol, in the other.
The apartments have been configured in such a way as to build a central “quadrangle” which shelters the lovely pool, decking and plants which are all visible from the kitchen and second bedroom of the apartment.
It is a short drive from Girona, that magnificent cathedral town which is the capital of our Province. And as well as that, we are within striking distance of many fascinating locations, from the houses and museums of Salvador and Gala Dali, through ancient villages and Roman ruins, to the great metropolis of Barcelona.
It is perfect for a slightly less frantic family holiday in the summer season (July/August). The pool tends not to be used so much by the locals. The sandy beach and rocky coves are a very short walk away and there is also a tourist train (on wheels!) which runs along the coast road allowing you to hop on and off if you want to visit the second gorgeous beach in Sant Pol, the beautiful Ermita at Sant Elm (with its stunning views up and down the coast) or get back home after a hard day’s sunbathing.
It is not far from Platja d’Aro which has all of the swimming chutes (with a free coach to and from it in summer), noisy beaches, tourist shops and nightclubs, but it is far enough away that you can take it or leave it as you wish…
June is ideal for adults wanting a laid back holiday as this is generally outside the school holiday season and the weather is usually absolutely stunning. In May and September it is usually still swimmable for adults and much, much quieter (although it is not ever that noisy). It is in these months that you are likely to have the community pool entirely to yourself most of the time.
We have finished Marona to a good standard of comfort – making it the sort of place we would stay in ourselves. It gives you an ideal base from which to explore the Costa Brava and indeed the whole of Catalunya. Sant Feliu de Guixols is a wealthy town with the strapline “open all year”, so the cafes and restaurants are always open and there is always something going on.
Enjoy a comfortable experience, using our knowledge of Catalunya and the Costa Brava, to turn your trip into an unforgettable, magical insight into this special part of the world.
Clients who book Marona have access to some inside information held within our guest-only pages, which will help you make the most of your holiday and also perhaps give you the opportunity to try new things.
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If you are looking for something larger, more secluded or luxurious, visit our luxury holiday house with private gardens and huge shared pool in Sant Feliu de Guixols, Maremar…
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