Escape the hustle and bustle of Seoul and add this getaway to your Korea itinerary. We like to call this place one of Korea’s Best Kept Seacret.
We knew that we were going to love this place, from the second we started our windy drive up the mountains and were greeted by breathtaking views of the sea – not five minutes out from this lovely lodging establishment.
Known as a pension in Korea, this type of establishment is comparable to a good ole fashioned B&B. The name of this pension is Maremio – which roughly translates to “my sea” in Italian.
OUR FAVORITE ATTRIBUTES
- The charming café has a roasting room where the owner roasts his own coffee beans!
- The floor to ceiling windows that showcase panoramic views of the sea
- The outdoor patio with a swing chair that could fit 2-3 people (we loved having our morning coffee on the swing while watching the sunrise)
- The outdoor kitchen that also included BBQ pits
- The dock that we could walk out onto and sit on to feel the seawater between our toes
- Heated floors (one of our favorite things about Korea in general!)
- Peaceful isolation
ABOUT THE PENSION
This charming pension is owned by a husband and wife duo, who also have a home on top of the hill overlooking the sea. While the café wasn’t open during the time of our stay, we were incredibly lucky to be invited into the basement of their own house which was converted into a café and roasting room, where we had breakfast.
Maremio has six rooms available to choose from. The first and second floors have three rooms each. All six rooms have a waterfront view (which is AMAZING).
They have the perfect dock location for watching prime sunrises — bring some poles down to give fishing a go!
There is also a nice little barbecue cookout spot on the water if you do end up catching some fresh fish, or want to bring your own food to have a nice barbecue – complete with charcoal grills, and chopping boards for cooking.
Like most places in Korea, the heating is done from the floors. This made for such a warm, and toasty stay with the chilly nights that we had. It has a full bathroom with a standup shower, a small kitchen, and comes with a queen-size bed. There is also has a second-story loft that you can sleep on as well (complete with traditional Korean blankets and mattresses) — if you want to take part in a more traditional route of sleeping. (We did…and it was glorious!)
Our room also had its own individual balcony, AND we had beautiful floor to ceiling windows that showcased a beautiful view of the sea.
TongYoung, South Korea
By Car :
North Tong-young IC ->Towards to Go-sung -> ( 3.8 km) -> Three- way Junction of Do-San ( 10 o’clock left turn) -> 500 m -> In front of Hankuk Tire ( left turn) -> 400 m -> Three way Junction ( toward Gu-Chon and Su-Wal in 10 o’clock direction ) -> (700 m) -> Go to Straight at the three way junction -> (2.6 km) -> a three way junction ( to SuWal town by 1 o’clock direction ) -> (1 km) -> arrive at the destination.
By Bus :
At TongYoung City Bus Stop ( Across from TongYoung Express Bus Terminal), take these buses:
# 207( 1 time stop)
# 673 ( 3 Times stop)
# 674 ( 4 Times stop)
# 675 ( 1 Time stop)
-> get off the bus at SuWall MaEul (수월 마을) — a town named SuWall (수월)
-> Walk about 800 m
-> arrive at destination
Interested in learning more? Check out their website:
If you happen to have trouble with translating Korean to English, give this link a go instead: