|Minimum Stay||3 nights|
|Living space||500 square meters|
Suitable for childrenYes
Suitable for the elderlyAsk
|Theme||Golf, Historic, Luxury, Rural|
Description from the owner
Traditional -all made of stone- 17th Century country house, renovated to a maximum comfort in an absolutely peaceful location. Half mile out of little village of Regencos and two miles to tradicional villages Pals and Begur.
Ten minutes drive to Costa Brava best beaches and coves and also to four top golf courses. Six golf courses more within 25 minutes drive. Surrounded by Gavarres hills -a huge reserve area where to walk and bike-. A true paradise for golfers, cyclists and mountain bikers.
Large garden, pool and sauna in a 6 acres property. Vegetable garden, fruit trees and poultry for eggs where our guests may take what they...Read more
"Mas Mauri" gorgeous 17th Century country house
Begur, Catalonia, Spain
(Property location is approximate)
Additional Location Information
Private six acres property in the midle of COSTA BRAVA GOLDEN TRIANGLE. Half a mile from litle village of Regencos and half way to traditional villages of Begur and Pals. Absolutely peacefull and surrounded by fields, pines and cork trees. Best Costa Brava beaches ans coves within ten minutes drive. Ten top different golf courses (18 holes) within 10/35 minutes drive.
Location Type Rural
Rates shown in $ USD (Rental listed originally in EUR) (change)
|Rate Summary||$1,017||$1,067||$6,469 - $7,116||$27,170||3 nights|
|Oct. 12 2012 - Apr. 30 2013
Golfers & Bikers
|May. 1 2013 - Sep. 1 2013||$1,003||$1,067||$7,116||$27,170||7 nights|
|All Other Dates||$1,017||$1,017||$7,116||$27,170||3 nights|
|Can't find rates for your travel dates? Contact the owner|
- Damage deposit - $647 / stay - Security Deposit
Additional notes from owner
No taxes added
AvailableUnavailable Last updated: May 23, 2013 ◀▶
What Past Guests Are Saying
Es una casa estupenda
Hemos estado un fin de semana, nos parece una casa con un gusto exquisito parece que te traslada a un tiempo pasado, no pudimos disfrutar de la piscina porque nuestra visita fue en Mayo, la recomiendo a parejas que quieran un fin de semana de relax y si vais con niÃ±os los tendrÃ©is jugando en el jardÃn el rato.
Fuimos dos parejas con un niÃ±o cada uno y nos dieron una zona de la casa en la que estÃ¡bamos solos.
Si tengo que buscarle un defecto , no Ãbamos preparados para el desayuno, te lo tienes que preparar y comprar tu , pero fue agradable
prepararlo con los otros huÃ©spedes.
La zona es la mejor de Catalunya , con playas y pueblos muy cerca bellisimos.
Response from Ramon Raventos Blanc - 05/23/2013
Muchas gracias por vuestra preciosa review. Estamos pensando distintas estratagemas para poder ofrecer desayuno sin incumplir la legalidad, tiempo al tiempo. Un abrazo, RamÃ³n
Katherine y Pablo
Excelente fin de semana!
Un sitio precioso para descansar y relajarte. Las habitaciones y la casa en general preciosas. Todo muy limpio. Hace muchos aÃ±os que no desayunaba huevos caseros, uhmm ...deliciosos. Mucha tranquilidad y contacto con la naturaleza. Otra cosa a tomar en cuenta, es la amabilidad de RamÃ³n y de su gente.
Response from Ramon Raventos Blanc - 05/23/2013
Muchisimas gracias Katherine y Pablo por vuestra preciosa review. Espero teneros nuevamente pronto, RamÃ³n
MÃ¡xima tranquilidad en un entorno idilico
Tanto Ramon, como sus masovers, son encantadores.
La decoracion de la casa estÃ¡ llena de muchos detalles que la hacen bonitay confortable. Tiene billar y futbolin. Tambien varios salones.
La casa estÃ¡ situada en el corazon del ampurda.
El jardin permite disfrutar de una tranquilidad y unas vistas preciosas.
Hubiera sido mejor si la cama se hubiera hecho en uns y no dos separadas.
Response from Ramon Raventos Blanc - 05/21/2013
Muchas gracias Pere y MarÃa por vuestra valiosa opiniÃ³n. Lamento lo de las camas separadas pero tal como os dije los juegos de cama para camas de matrimonio no se secaron a tiempo a causa de la lluvia pertinaz. Espero recibiros nuevamente pronto, RamÃ³n
RamÃ³n te acoge como antaÃ±o: su sencillez, su entusiasmo y su paz: estÃ¡s en tu casa desde que llegas.
La masÃa te enamora por cada rincÃ³n, cada detalle, cada piedra perfectamente en harmonÃa. Es la perfecta experiencia estÃ©tica del EmpordÃ . La guinda perfecta para visitar la comarca. Para repitar sin plantear otras opciones.
Response from Ramon Raventos Blanc - 04/11/2013
Muchas gracias Alejandro, fue un placer teneros en "Mas Mauri"
Una masia romÃ¡ntica, tranquila y acogedora...un fin de semana 10
Nos encantÃ³ todo, desde el primer momento, RamÃ³n el dueÃ±o de la masia, fue el perfecto anfitriÃ³n. Llegamos, nos enseÃ±Ã³ la casa y nos dijo cual era nuestra habitaciÃ³n, en nuestro caso, la Suit Nupcial como la llamaba Ã©l...ya que varÃos novios habian pasado por ella...con una terraza estupenda para tomar el sol...nos presentÃ³ al resto de huÃ©spedes..uno de ellos eran dos matrimonios encantadores que tuvimos el placer de conocer y con los que compartimos una comida excelente en la cocina de la masia, RamÃ³n tambien comiÃ³ con nosotros, compartimos anÃ©cdotas, vivencias, vinos y algÃºn que otro licor...una masia decorada con muchÃsimo gusto, acogedora en todas sus entancias...para resumirla en una palabra serÃa...ideal!
Un abrazo RamÃ³n, volveremos sin duda! Creo q no hay ni un solo amigo al que no le haya explicado la semana santa tan fabulosa que pasamos! Nos diÃ³ penita irnos el Ãºltimo dÃa, pero cada vez que recuerdo el fin de semana se me escapa una sonrisa...
Response from Ramon Raventos Blanc - 04/12/2013
MuchÃsimas gracias Ana. Solo por el gusto de acoger a personas como vosotros ya vale la pena mantener "Mas Mauri" en las mejores condiciones. Hasta siempre, RamÃ³n
Une fin de semaine des plus agrÃ©able...
Il nous sera difficile de garder le secret... Oui! il existe des lieux oÃ¹ l'on peut oublier les vicissitudes de tous les jours... Mas Mauri, grace Ã RamÃ³n el propriÃ©taire et remarquable amphitryon, est sans aucun doute un de ceux-ci et non seulement nous sommes impatients de rÃ©peter notre expÃ©rience mais nous allons passer le message Ã tous nos amis pour qu'ils puissent profiter du mas, ses infrastructures, et sa proximitÃ© aux magnifiques calanques de la Costa Brava.
Response from Ramon Raventos Blanc - 04/02/2013
J'aime bien avoir des clients come vous, Ramon
Paradise on earth
Probably one of the best "mas" on the ampurdan region. Beautiful and comfortable house. Highly recommended. Ramon, the owner, is a fantastic host.
Response from Ramon Raventos Blanc - 03/30/2013
Moltes gracies Didac, i no solament per el comentari sino tambÃ¨ per el vostre simpatic grup.
Bravo per el perfecte Angles, Ramon
Jordi i Marisa
FantÃ stico fin de semana!
Un fin de semana fantÃ¡stico, en una masÃa muy bien conservada y perfectamente equipada en un entorno lleno de paz y naturaleza.
No tenemos palabras para agardecer la hospitalidad de RamÃ³n, siempre atento a que no nos faltara de nada y que estubieramos bien cÃ³modos.
Un autÃ©ntico lujo.
GrÃ cies RamÃ³n!!
Response from Ramon Raventos Blanc - 03/21/2013
MuchÃsimas gracias Jordi y Marisa, Es un verdadero placer tener en Mas Mauri a gente como vosotros. Estoy seguro que volveremos a encontarnos, Ramon
Best Land(e)scape weekend ever!
Being welcomed by the owner at the front porch is more than what one expects!
While showing us around mansion, Ramon shared with us great experience not just about the house and its history but even about his own.
This is everyones dream house. Equipped to the smallest detail with vintage/antique furniture and small objects. Owner has a lot of style and I can assure You. There are several equipped rooms with open fireplace.
Every morning you can find fresh eggs and vegetables on the kitchen table all that from their own chickens and garden. In backyard you can find swimming pool and sauna.
This is definitely the best choice if you are looking for some quite and relaxing vacation, weekend or short term stay for you who are living in Barcelona or nearby.
Great hospitality, great guests/company, great food and great wine. Can you ask for more? Idilic!
Response from Ramon Raventos Blanc - 03/20/2013
I thank you very much Amil for your review. It's because of nice persons like you that Flipkey-TripAdvisor has given "Mas Mauri" the "Top Vacation Rental Winner 2012". You and BegoÃ±a will always be welcome home. See you next time, Ramon
A house with charm
The bridge of all the saints we have lived through an experience unforgetable place in Mas Mauri.
we have been unable to relax and enjoy every detall that has this house, is without doubt a house with real charm.
Not to mention RamÃ³n your hospitality and kindness we were left withhout words... thank RamÃ³n!
Response from Ramon Raventos Blanc - 11/14/2012
Muchas gracias Desiree por tu simpÃ¡tico comentario. Un beso, RamÃ³n
Wonderful days at home
As everyone can see on the photos on the website, the house is simply incredible. Everyday we woke up with the same doubt, we could go away and visit the villages near the house, or staying at home, and that is what we did. We prefered staying there enjoying that fantastic house, plenty of lots of little details in every single part of it, such as ancient furniture and pieces that were used in farms in the last century.
Of course, before finishing this comment, I would like to enhance the hospitality shown by the owner and the family that takes care of that beautiful place.
Thanks Ramon, Roberto and family for those unforgetable days at Mas Mauri. We hope to see you again...
Javier, M.Cruz and Daniela, our baby.
Response from Ramon Raventos Blanc - 11/13/2012
Estimados Javier y MÂª Cruz,
Muchas gracias por vuestros maravillosos comentarios.
AdemÃ¡s vuestro InglÃ©s es tan Ã³ptimo que para no hacer el ridÃculo al comparar, os contesto en Castellano.
Hasta pronto, RamÃ³n
Friends and Golfers
Group of Golfers.
Our ratings to the good resort is:
Very personal, very friendly, very service minded people,The Host is
Highly educated in His Field.
We rate this residence as a Country Resisidence, One of The Best.
Regards to Ramonds.
Response from Ramon Raventos Blanc - 11/14/2012
Thank you dear golfer for your nice review, RamÃ³n
Excellent house in nice surroundings with friendly service
A group of 14 golfers from Iceland stayed in Mas Mauri for 9 days. We were very happy with the house and other accomodation. Ramon, our host, was helpful and friendly.
We palyed golf every day in good golf courses that are in the close vicinity.
We will definitely come again
Thorunn Thordardottir and the golf team
Response from Ramon Raventos Blanc - 11/14/2012
Dear Thorunn, Thank you very much for your nice review, RamÃ³n
Best holiday house ever!!!
I don't know where to begin with this review as Mas Mauri was by far our favourite place to stay ever. We had the pleasure of getting married at Mas Mauri and then spending the following week with our family & friends there. They were all blown away by the beauty and grandeur of Mas Mauri.
It maintains its rustic charms but has so many modern amenities and features that you do not want for anything.
Ramon, his daughter, Nuria, her husband, Joan, and Roberto all took such good care of us at Mas Mauri - their service is like none other. Whether it was helping us with every single detail of our wedding to recommending restaurants to booking tee times to giving the kids fresh eggs to making the famous paella, we felt especially loved by everyone at Mas Mauri.
They are like family to us now and we can't wait to come back for many years to come.
If you want to be close to the beaches yet with the tranquility of the country and to be totally looked after during your stay, then Mas Mauri is the place.
Also if you would like to get married in the most beautiful setting that will wow even the most discerning guests, then again, Mas Mauri is the perfect place.
We cannot recommend Mas Mauri enough.
Gracias a Ramon, Nuria, Joan Y Roberto!
We miss our time at Mas Mauri every day xx
Response from Ramon Raventos Blanc - 09/14/2012
I thank you very much my dear Kelly, you made us very happy choosing "Mas Mauri" for your wedding and we enjoyed very much your ceremony and your guests.
See you soon, Ramon
One of the great weeks of our lives. A truly spectacular place
For privacy, rustic luxury and spectacular location, this rambling stone farmhouse is truly one-of-a-kind. When we pulled up, we couldn't believe the place was more beautiful than the pictures. For us, anyway, the simple beauty of 400-year-old walls; the long, relaxed dinners outside under the arched stone terrace roof with summer breezes cooling us off; the sparkling pool in case the breezes weren't enough; and Ramon's continental charm (he lives next door, in case you need anything), were almost too much to believe. Seriously: if we had more free time, we'd be there twice a year. A big, happy family -- or a group of couples -- will find the many rooms (each with its own modern bathroom!) perfect for privacy; the many cozy gathering spaces, inside and out, are a relaxing treat. Add fresh eggs and tomatoes delivered every morning by Ramon's caretaker, Roberto, from the house garden, and (believe it or not) occasional expert babysitting by Ramon's charming daughter, Claudia, and again, you're wondering if it's possible. Amazing stuff. Some great beaches are only 10-15 minutes' drive away, and there's a constellation of medieval villages nearby perfect for exploring. We had 12 people in our family, all of whom had plenty of privacy, and plenty of fun. Pool table, wifi, library, amazing. If there's any negative (it's hard to find, of course), it's that there's no air Conditioning for the very hottest evenings, but each room has a ceiling fan, which works very well. Again, wonderful place.
Response from Ramon Raventos Blanc - 09/14/2012
Thank you very much for your very nice review. Regarding air conditioning we never needed up to your arrival but you had the warmest week in 40 years in this area.
Best regards and kisses to your gorgeous children, Ramon
Mas Mauri is a beautiful old country house with all modern facilities . All rooms and bathrooms are very spacious. The owner Ramon and Roberto (gardener/concierge)are very friendly and helpfull. A nice extra is the vegetable garden and the fresh eggs thar you can collect every morning. for us, a group of 5 couples with kids this was the perfect holiday house, you can't find better then this. thanks to Ramon and Roberto.
Una experiencia para recordar!!!
Despues de unos inolvidables dias pasados en Mas Mauri,no puedo dejar de agradecer a Ramon, la amable acogida y lo cuidada que tiene su propiedad.
Somos jugadores de golf,y hemos podido disfrutar de los diversos campos de la zona.
La casa, una maravillosa masia centenaria goza de todas las comodidades y distracciones...piscina y sauna..huerto para recoger verduras para las comidas y cenas,billar..y tanto las habitaciones baÃ±os son espaciosos y estÃ¡n en perfectas condiciones,los salones grandes y acogedores.
En fin una semana para recordar y recomendar!!!
Mas Mauri Villa Stay July 2012
A group of 13 of us stayed at Mas Mauri in July 2012 for 2 weeks. There were 4 separate families, some of who had children. The villa is set up wonderfully for this type of accommodation, because the couples who had children were able to stay in bedrooms next to each other, and the couples without children still had their own privacy. The bedrooms are quite large and the bathrooms were also a good size. The house has a lot of room so everyone always felt like they had their own space if they needed it. The kitchen is well equipped and the washer/dryer were put to good use.
The pool, garden, little fish pond and grounds are well kept and add to the charm of Mas Mauri. Roberto (the grounds keeper/gardener) has a wonderful garden with amazing tomatoes and generously shares the garden's bounty with Ramon's guests. The eggs that he brought over every few days were just what you would expect from free range eggs. We all enjoyed Roberto's generosity immensely.
Ramon is a wonderful host and was always there to answer questions and offer help if we needed it. We took another reviewer's suggestion and had the lobster paella one evening which Ramon cooked for us; we all thoroughly enjoyed the evening with Ramon's cooking and company. We also visited his daughter and fiance's restaurant - Bocca (Maria and Oriol) on many occasions during our stay, and the food was some of the best that we have ever had. Ramon and his family were so kind and welcomed us with a hug whenever we greeted them; it is hard to find hospitality like the kind that they showed us in today's world.
If you are looking for a beach vacation, then the Begur area is definitely the place. Mas Mauri is a great place to stay within easy driving distance to beaches. The daily market in Palafrugell is also worth a visit to get anything that Roberto does not have available in his garden.
We rated the area of Begur as a 4/5 simply because we would have liked a little more historical sightseeing than what was in the area without having to drive so far, and we were a little disappointed in the lack of authentic places to buy Spanish/Catalonian goods; many stores in the small nearby towns are touristy and many sell the same inexpensive goods that you can find at home.
One suggestion that we would make for people traveling to Mas Mauri in the summer- bring bug spray if you are prone to bug bites - we had a hard time finding bug spray and we liked to sit outside after dinner. We would also pack some kind of after bite cream - the mosquitoes are a different strain than what we have here and the irritation from the bites lasted longer.
We would recommend without question Mas Mauri. Ramon was very helpful from the moment we contacted him last summer, and continued to keep in contact with us up until we left for Spain. He went out of his way to make our stay a pleasurable one. Ramon is a delightful person and we will forever remember our stay at his villa.
Magnificiant stay in wonderfull environnement, don't hesitate.
Very nice villa,pool and garden. Super friendly host Ramon to welcome and help you with all things you might need. You or those interested MT Biking is also great in the vicinity with lots of nice (predefined)tracks.
I'll remember it as a super experience, as well the relaxing as the sportive part of it.
Response from Ramon Raventos Blanc - 11/18/2011
Thank you Jurgen, it was a great pleasure having your monutain bikers group at "Mas Mauri"
comme dans un rÃªve
nous avons sÃ©journÃ© chez Ramon Ã trois familles, six adultes et huit enfants. Bonheur des adolescents qui avaient leur propre espace de vie, Ã©loignÃ© de celui des parents et Ã l'inverse, tranquillitÃ© pour les parents dans des chambres spacieuses, toutes marquÃ©es du charme de l'authenticitÃ© avec tout le confort voulu. RÃ©gion d'eau et de vins, les alentours valent le dÃ©tour et pas uniquement pour se baigner. Et pour les amoureux de la maison, la piscine avec le soir, les produits du jardin que l'on dÃ©guste sous le patio, Ramon vous proposant d'aller les cueillir derriÃ¨re la maison en compagnie de son jardinier.
Great house, owner "muy sympatico" !
Great house, much comfort, nice spacious rooms with each one an bath room,great living room, nice garden with beautiful swimming pool. We were there as a group of mountain bikers and had really a great stay, the best yet in five years. First a nice welcoming by Ramon, the owner, who did really everything within his possible to help you out to get what you want. He even bought us a map with mountaine bike tracks ! One day he made us a paella with lobster, delicious !!! And then the region, one of the most beautiful of Spain, certainly for mountain bikers, really nice tracks and beautiful sight seeings. I would recommend this house to everybody, seriously no joke !!!
we spent 1 week in mas mauri. The place is great, the house also and very spacious. It's very quite, not far from town and beach. We had a very, very pleasant moment. Ramon is very helpfull, he is a very good paella's cooker. The pool is very large. This is the place!
A good location, nice people and a lovely house. Good forests and and beaches in the neighborhood
meraviglia delle meraviglie !!!!!
Recco Genova Italy
meraviglia delle meraviglie!!!
Sono stato varie volte in Spagna e in particolare in Costa Brava,sempre con altre famiglie di amici,e sempre ho cercato una villa che ci potesse ospitare tutti.Dopo Sagaro',Sa Riera ,Tossa de Mar,sono arrivato in questo "Paradiso"!!! A parte la bellezza e la tranquillita' del posto,e' in assoluto la casa piu' accogliente,pulita e bella di tutte.Per non parlare di "Ramon",padrone di casa e grande personaggio,sempre presente per qualsiasi problema (abita di fianco!!) A nostra richiesta una sera (per la gioia nostra e dei ragazzi)ha cucinato davanti a noi una Paella come non avevo mai mangiato.Un posto dove tornero' sicuramente e che raccomando senza riserva alcuna!!! massimo.
Des vacances dans un cadre magnifique et agrÃ©able
Nous avons passÃ© un excellent sÃ©jour au Mas Mauri pendant 15 jours. Nous Ã©tions 3 familles, au total 15 personnes. Les chambres sont spacieuses et bien agencÃ©es, chacune Ã sa salle de bain. Le jardin est calme et bien entretenu avec une grande piscine dotÃ©e d'un plongeoir (les enfants etaient ravis). Nous avons pu organiser un tournoi de baby foot et de billard entre nous car ces Ã©lÃ©ments sont Ã disposition. Enfin, notre hote nous a cuisinÃ© des produits typiques (PaÃ«lla et viandes au four Ã bois). Un tres agrÃ©able souvenir de la costa brava dans de trÃ¨s belles conditions.
The Dickie clan & friends
Auckland New Zealand
What a wonderful experience
Mas Mauri is a beautiful old farmhouse with tons of character while having great modern facilities. For an extended family with friends, it is an ideal holiday experience giving each family their own wing almost and private facilities. Being centrally located, it is possible to use it as a base but it allows you to also enjoy some great R & R on site witha gorgeous pool and many different outdoor areas. For those that love cooking like we do on holiday, we were able to shop at local markets and then easily cook for the group with the added addition of fresh eggs and vegetables delivered each day to suit our needs. Then for the local experience, we enjoyed Ramon's wonderful lobster paella. It was definitely a highlight of the holiday
Beautiful house in the country, probably the best you can find for miles there in spain. Thanks for your exquisite paella ramon, i'll come back someday!
Hidden gem on the Costa Brava
My husband and I had been in contact with Ramon and his daughter for almost a year to plan an event at their property. We received very good service during this period and it got even better during the long-weekend of the event, when we were staying at Mas Mauri with our most intimate family members, which were flying in from different parts of the world.
Mas Mauri is really a hidden gem in the Costa Brava and exceeded our expectations in every way. Being that this event was very special for us, it was important that the service and details were perfect and we were not at all disappointed. The property from the outside holds characteristics of âMasiasâ from its period in Catalunya, but the owners have taken special pride in restoring original details of the home, incorporating special antiques and at the same time complimenting them with modern amenities (Entertainment system, easy wi-fi access, electrical appliances, water filter, memory foam pillows and rain and message shower heads).
From the minute our family stepped foot on the property they were in awe of all the spaces, details and charm included. Our family consisted in everyone from a young teenager to our grandmother and we all found corners of the house to discover, explore and relax in; of course, the main attractions being the pool and table soccer area. Every morning we were delivered a tasty European-style breakfast with variety for all and during the day we had the liberty to scavenge through the organic for veggies and fresh eggs.
The most unique characteristic of the property is its laid-back energy. I believe Ramon and Roberto create a space that welcomes people who want to relax, unwind and enjoy life. On a last note, the property location is ideal; right between Begur and Pals, you have the option of going to the beach, strolling through Begurâs picturesque town center or Pals Romanic history.
Grupo Golf Mujeres
We stayed there for three days, a group of 14 women, and we all agree that the experience was very positive.
The house is located in a gorgeous town surrounded by nature, very centric and near by the beach. The rooms were very comfortable, tidy, well decorated and with a private bathroom.
The owner it's very polite and friendly, and the service in general it's excellent.
Great option to stay either with family or friends in a beautiful and peaceful environment.
Hospitality and service was great experience the Golf courses are really close.
Jeremy & Michele Keohane
Our dream holiday
Our family holiday at "Mas Mauri" was perfect, thanks to Ramon and his staff. It is an enchanting beautiful, spacious villa , so welcoming & relaxing. We spent most of our days outside by the fantastic swimming pool and decking. Then the evening's having dinner under the stone archway, eating and drinking until the early hours. Ramon cooked us the most perfect lobster Paella, and Roberto the gardener cooked us a traditional Bolivian beef dish. Both meals were heaven on earth, do not miss out on them. Getting up in the morning and going next door to collect fresh eggs & organic produce was a delighful bonus.
In our opinion the Costa Brava is the most perfect part of Spain & Mas Mauri is the most perfect part of the Costa Brava. We intend to go back as soon we can.
Sonoma, CA USA and Puerto Escondido, Oaxaca MX
We have rented vacation homes for many years, throughout the USa, Mexico, and Spain, but never had we stayed anywhere before that could even come close in comparison to the spectacular accommodations and experience we had at Mas Mauri. The setting is breathtaking; the home is beautifully restored architectural treasure; the beds, linens,towels and furnishings are all top rate and the host/ owner is so wonderful that he instantly made us feel part of his family. From the moment we arrived, we never wanted to leave. We enjoyed the pool and gardens, fresh eggs and organic veggies from their patch; beautiful dinners outside under the stone archway, (If the owner offers to make you a paella like he did for us- do not hesitate - it was divine!) Comfortable sitting/lounging areas. The kids were easily entertained with the swimming pool, table soccer and large grassy areas for playing. The home was so relaxing that we hardly wanted to leave; but made several day trips to take in the many great sites of the area. Everything is easy to get to, although at the home we felt totally removed from the summer crowds in our serene setting. It was unanimous among all of the family (ages 5 - 75)-as the best vacation ever!
We dream of returning every year!
Response from Ramon Raventos Blanc - 10/04/2011
Mil gracias familia Sueiro, sois encantadores.
Un fuerte abrazo, RamÃ³n
San Francisco, CA
My ultimate dream vacation to do again and again
Our family reunion at "Mas Mauri" was absolutely perfect, thanks to our host Ramon, his wondeful family and staff, and his exceptionaly lovely home. You will not find a more beautiful, welcoming and memorable place to stay in the Costa Brava!
The house itself is stunning. We expected a charming old stone home to have its quirks, as they often do, but this house has been thoroughly, thoughtfully and tastefully renovated all the way from the plumbing to the decor. It offers all the modern comforts and luxuries you could need while retaining the enchanting character of an historic rural "masia". It exceeded all reasonable expectations, and I can't think of a single thing I'd change. I only wish I'd spent more time inside! It is so conveniently located to the most beautiful stretch of the Costa Brava, we spent most of our time exploring the local towns and beaches.
When we were at the house, we were mostly outdoors enjoying the gorgeous pool and grounds. There was plenty of room for the kids to swim and play, and the adults loved the outdoor dining table where we relaxed, ate and drank for many hours, on end -a truly authentic Spanish vacation!
But the main reason "Mas Mauri" is so special is the wonderful people who took care of us during our stay. Our host Ramon shows the same thoughtful attention to his guests as he does to his home. He went out of his way to ensure we had everything we needed, from recommendations for local activities & restaurants, to fresh produce and eggs from his garden and everything in between. He and his staff genuinely do whatever they can to make your visit special -and if Ramon offers to cook for you, take him up on it! There are few things more enjoyable than having a "paella" made for you by poolside!
I can't say enough good things about our week at "Mas Mauri", and we are hoping to return for another visit soon!
The Sueiro family, California USa
Response from Ramon Raventos Blanc - 10/04/2011
Mil gracias Susan por tu Review, como siempre preciosa.
Un fuerte abrazo, RamÃ³n