Apartment | 3 bedrooms | sleeps 6
Macrina is one of two apartments in a small residence that has a great location if you want to be right in the heart of the charming resort of Tamariu, on the promenade and less than 50 metres from the golden sandy beach and sparkling sea.
Set on the second floor of the residence, Macrina is light and bright with tiled floors and white walls and is furnished in a traditional style. The apartment is reached from a shared entrance and a flight of stairs leads to a courtyard from where a further exterior flight of stairs leads up to the entrance to the apartment.
|Size||Sleeps up to 6, 3 bedrooms|
|Nearest beach||Tamariu 50 m|
|Access||Car not necessary|
|Nearest Amenities||50 m|
|Nearest travel links||Nearest airport: Girona - Costa Brava 57 km, Nearest railway: Flaca or Girona; TGV at Figueres|
|Family friendly||Suitable for children over 5|
|Notes||No pets allowed, No smoking at this property|
Features and Facilities
|General||TV, Satellite TV, Wi-Fi available|
|Standard||Kettle, Toaster, Iron|
|Utilities||Dishwasher, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine|
|Rooms||3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms of which 1 Family bathrooms and 1 Shower rooms, Solarium or roof terrace|
|Furniture||Single beds (6), Dining seats for 6, Lounge seats for 6|
|Other||Linen provided, Towels provided|
|Outdoors||Balcony or terrace|
|Further details indoors|
From the outside staircase the entrance leads into a hallway leading off which is a bedroom which can be made up as a twin or double. Doors open from the bedroom to a small terrace with side views to the promenade and the beach. There is a second twin bedroom on this floor and also a bathroom with a shower over the bath. The kitchen is equipped for holiday living with a hob, oven, microwave, dishwasher and fridge/freezer. There is also a separate utility area with a washing machine.
The living room is also on the lower floor and has separate sitting and dining areas. There are doors that open onto a small terrace from which there are panoramic views down over the promenade and the beach and out over the sea and the Bay of Tamariu. The settees have been carefully place so that you can sit soaking up the views. The dining area has a table seating 6.
Stairs lead up to the first floor of the apartment where there is a twin bedded room which has an en-suite shower room. A door leads out onto a very private furnished roof terrace from which there are great views out over the Bay of Tamariu and the sea.
WIFI access can be arranged using a router at a cost of €25 (download capacity 2gb) or €35 (download capacity 5gb). This service must be pre-booked but can be paid for locally.
|Further details outdoors|
Macrina has three small terraces, one leading off the living room, one from one of the bedrooms on the lower level and a larger terrace on the upper floor. The views from the living room terrace are great, down over the promenade, out over the beach and the sea or towards the wooded hillsides that flank Tamariu.
If you want to be right in the heart of Tamariu then this is a great choice of apartment as you are so close to the beach and the sea, and within 100 metres walk there is an excellent choice of restaurants serving some excellent sea food as well as the renowned and varied Catalan cuisine for which the area is now so famous.
For further information on the location of Macrina please refer to the interactive map which also includes a satellite image.
PROPERTY REGISTRATION - the Catalan Government has recently introduced a new registration scheme for all rental properties called the H.U.T (Habitatge d'ús Turistic). Under this scheme only properties that are registered can be legally advertised, promoted and offered for rental on websites like Holiday Lettings. Macrina is a registered property and the H.U.T registration number is HUTG - 0099850 (Macrina 2)
SECURITY DEPOSIT – is payable locally to the managing agent of the property on arrival. This can be done by credit card imprint which will destroyed at the end of your stay; should there be any deductions for breakages or additional charges you will be advised by the managing agent of the property.
TENANCY TIMES - the property is available for occupation between 1600 and 2000 hours (1800/1900 hours in low/mid season) on your arrival day and should be vacated by 1000 on your day of departure. Please bear this in mind when you are booking your flights. If you have flights that are arriving late we can arrange a late key collection for you.
TOURISM TAX - the Government of Catalunya Tourism Tax applies to all villa and apartment rentals. The tax is payable by all persons staying in the property over the age of 16 years. The tax is paid at the rate of €0.45 per person per night for up to a maximum of 7 nights and must be paid locally in cash to the managing agent of Macrina when you collect the keys of the property.
I hope you've had a nice bank holiday.
My family and I stayed in Macrina, back in May. We enjoyed Tamariu very much and are keen to know if there are any future offers available for accomodation in the town. Do you have an e-list that we can be added to, to let us know when offers coome up?
Emma T - May 2013
The Costa Brava/Catalonia/Barcelona region
Catalonia, or perhaps better known as the Catalunya region, is the area of northern Spain bordering the Mediterranean just to the south of the French border. This ancient Kingdom once extended from near Narbonne in France down to Barcelona and eastwards to include the Balearic Islands. The area was later divided between France and Spain but even today it remains fiercely Catalan, as can be seen by the numerous red and yellow striped flags proudly displayed.
Perhaps Catalunya greatest gifts to the world have been its artists, Joan Miró and Salvador Dali are both from this region, but today’s artists, the chefs of Catalunya, lead the world with their own inimitable styles and the rather exceptional cuisine, demonstrated originally by Ferran Adria of El Bulli fame and today perpetuated by the Roca brothers in Girona.
For the holidaymaker this is the Costa Brava, known throughout the world for its scenic beauty, aquamarine seas and golden sandy beaches. The most attractive area of the coast is the small area around Palafrugell which stretches from Pals and Begur in the north, south through Fornells, Aiguablava, Tamariu, Llafranc, to Calella de Palafrugell. This dramatic coastline abounds with beautiful bays, coves and headlands, with sandy beaches washed by sparkling seas, and interspersed by glistening white villages, each very different, the perfect locations for relaxing holidays.
Inland, the countryside is mainly agricultural with some wonderful timeless villages like Peratallada and Ullastret set against a distant backdrop of the ever present Pyrenees. Visit Pals, the walled medieval city; Bisbal famed for its production of ceramics; Torroella de Montgri with its Gothic palaces, courtyards and narrow streets nestling beneath the Castell de Montgri, and the spectacular gardens of Cap Roig. There are various markets to explore, vineyards to visit and slightly further away the Dali Museum in Figueres; whilst the vibrant city of Barcelona is less than 2 hours away.
For the more energetic there are no fewer than 5 golf courses nearby; you can play tennis; follow a number of planned walking and cycling itineraries; go scuba diving; enjoy all manner of water sports; hire a boat and explore the coast; or just relax soaking up the sun on one of the beautiful beaches for which the area is renowned.
Named after the tamarisk trees that surrounded its bays, Tamariu is a charming small resort with a crescent of golden sandy beach, which is set on a sparkling bay between majestic tree clad hillsides. It is popular with families, beach lovers and those seeking water sports, walkers, cyclists and divers, and is renowned for its excellent fish restaurants which are set on the promenade overlooking the beach and sea.
Holidays here are relaxed, lunches are long and the evenings are late but fairly quiet. The paseo is the prelude to the evening meal with longer walks along the coast for the more serious hiker, along the ancient Cami de Ronda exploring the beautiful scenery and the many coves.
There are many local festivals in the surrounding towns and villages – the main event being the Catalan Festa de St Joan on 23 and 24 June which is marked all over the region with bonfires and firework parties.
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