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Classic Villa in National Park, near Sitges,15min to beaches,35min to Barcelona

People12
Bedrooms 5
Bathrooms2
Separate WC's1
Space 3,229 sq. ft.
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 7 nights
Popular Features
  • Fireplace
  • Barbecue
  • Washing Machine
  • Private Pool
  • Air Conditioning
  • Internet
  • Parking

Overview

About the property

Stylish 5 Bedroom Home near Sitges with Modern Garden,Terrace and Swimming pool.

Escape civilization in Plana Novella. Enjoy stunning views of the mountains and peace and tranquillity rarely found along the Spanish coast. Located in a secluded neighbourhood in the middle of a national park, only 6 miles to popular coast and 8 miles to the beautiful town and beaches of Sitges. Swimming pool, child-friendly 5 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms; tile and slate floors throughout, a large (40m2) master bedroom with en-suite bathroom overlooking the property, open living and dining rooms with 2 way fireplace, modern kitchen, second living-room/chill-out room with massive fireplace on the ground floor, several terraces around the property for privacy, petanque/bocce court for leisurely afternoon fun. Completed to the highest standard in 2013, it is fully equipped w/ broadband internet, WIFI, Wii video game console, sat TV, stereo, A/C, heating, washing machine, dryer, dishwasher, induction stove, convection oven, microwave, 2 fridges, and a family-sized Weber BBQ. Come celebrate any holiday in Garraf! For more photos and information please visit: www.villasnearbarcelona.com

Plana Novella is also home to the famous Buddhist Temple. The region is well known for its wine & cava production. Surrounded by vineyards, visits to local bodegas and wineries are possible.

Tourist licence: HUTB-017769

Garraf region: Garraf is Catalunya's second smallest comarca but packs a lot into its 184 square kilometers. Situated on the Costa Garraf, just south of Barcelona, the region's beautiful coastline includes 25 kilometres of large sandy beaches and tiny secluded bays almost hidden beneath rocky cliffs.

The Parc Natural de Garraf in the east covers 13,000 hectares. The low limestone peaks of the Garraf massif create a wild landscape and habitat for a number of rare and protected species like the European fan palm, Mediterranean tortoise, wild boar, and red fox.

The Parc Natural de Garraf is full of paths for walking and cycling, as well as many caves just waiting to be explored; Jafra Natura based in Olivella runs guided activities at weekends. Other activities on offer in the park include group workshops and courses in astronomy at the Observatori Astronòmic del Parc del Garraf.

The region's historical monuments include seven castles that date from the 10th to 17th centuries.

Things to see - Sitges: Just down the coast is the old fishing town of Sitges. When Modernista artist Santiago Rusiñol moved there in the late 19th century he was instrumental in putting the town on the artistic and cultural map, by hosting festes modernised in his home and studio, Cau Ferrat, which is now a museum and gallery. Cau Ferrat is situated in a lovely old quarter, Racó de la Calma (literally, ‘quiet corner'), just along from another important cultural site, the Museu de Maricel, housed in the Palau of the same name built in the early 20th century for an American millionaire. The museum also encompasses Rusiñol's friend and fellow artist Ramon Casas's house, and has collections of art and sculpture spanning many centuries and styles, as well as an interesting exhibition of maritime artefacts.

Sitges continues to be a magnet for creative minds and one of the favourite subjects for artists is the 17th-century Baroque church of Sant Bartomeu i Santa Tecla.

Things to see - Vilanova i la Geltrú : Vilanova i la Geltrú is the comarca's capital, situated in the southwest of the region. It is one of Catalunya's principal fishing ports and became known as ‘Havana Xica' because of the number of buildings from the ‘Americanos' period. The main town centre is concentrated around the Rambla Principal which is lined with café terraces, all the main shopping chains and the occasional Modernista building. Slightly further north is the arched Plaça de Vila, which leads off through narrow back streets and small squares to the old town centre of la Geltrú and its medieval castle. The Barri Marítim has many attractions such as Ibero-Roman ruins, a defence tower, a lighthouse and a fishermen's market and harbour, where visitors can join locals to greet the fishermen as they return from their day at sea. The town also has 5 beaches and if you are looking for somewhere to cool off there are some pleasant parks and gardens such as the Jardins del Parc Gumà i Ferran with waterfalls, and shady trees.

Golf

There are two golf clubs in Garraf: Club de Golf Terramar in Sitges is an 18-hole par 72 course situated on the coast with large practice areas, as well as tennis courts and a swimming pool, while Escola de Golf Portal del Roc in Vilanova has a par 54 pitch-and-putt course.

More Details
Registration Number : HUTB-017769

Owner
Alice and Richard at Villa Laura
Member since: 2008
Speaks English, French, Spanish, Russian
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
11 December, 2017

About Alice and Richard at Villa Laura

We acquired this dream country home four years ago. We fully restored the exterior of the building and used our skills as world travelers to turn the interior into a 21st century luxury home, with all the modern conveniences and high standard finishes that one would expect from a property of this caliber. Air conditioning is available throughout including in every bedroom.

In addition to this property, we own and rent another exclusive villa within the Sitges area. Please visit www.villasnearbarcelona.com to see our other beautiful villa, Villa Alicia.

Alice and Richard at Villa Laura purchased this villa in 2013

Why Alice and Richard at Villa Laura chose Olivella

The villa is set within the Garraf National Park. The tranquility and peace it offers is unsurpassable. To be part of the surrounding nature and at the same time to be surrounded by all the modern comforts of today's living is a perfect blend.

We are also an active family and we use the park to its full advantage: walks, biking, trekking, discovering nature etc.

The property offers solitude but its also on the doorstep of Sitges and Barcelona so we can dip in and out of suburbia as and when we want to.

What makes this villa unique

For us, the property has so many but here are just a few that come to mind:

Space, peace, tranquility, nature, the pool, the garden, the chance to entertain indoors as well as out and of course, the design and comfort of the house itself. So much natural light and the thickness of the walls keeps it cool during the hot summer months.

Facilities

Accommodation and facilities for this holiday villa in Olivella in Olivella

Property Type:
  • villa
Meals:
  • Catering available
  • Breakfast - Booking Possible
  • Lunch - Booking Possible
  • Dinner - Booking Possible
Housekeeping:
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 3229 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 16:00
  • /
  • Check-out: 09:00
  • Max. occupancy: 12
  • Max. adults: 12
  • Pets not allowed ...
  • Non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • mountain
  • near the sea
  • rural
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
General:
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Baby Gate
  • Fireplace ...
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Washing Machine
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Hob ...
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 8 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 1 Separate WC
  • master bathroom - Toilet , Bath with Shower , Bath (no shower) , Shower Enclosure , Bidet , En suite with master bedroom
    guest bathroom 1 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , Bidet , Located on main floor
    guest bathroom 2 - Toilet , Toilet and sink, located on ground floor
Bedrooms:
  • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 12
  • master bedroom - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed , 2 Single Bed , 2 Child Bed , 2 Cot , master bathroom (large bath, shower, sink)
    double guestroom - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed , 2 Single Bed , 1 Extra Lg Double and/or 2 singles
    guestroom - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed , 1 Extra Lg Double or 2 singles
    guestroom 2 - 2 Single Bed , bunk beds
    guestroom 3 - 2 Extra Lg. Double Bed , 2 Single Bed , 1 Extra Lg Double or 2 singles, access to garden
  • Many different combinations can be setup (extra cots, kid's beds, singles, doubles, etc.), depending on wishes of the guests.
Entertainment:
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • MP3 Dock
  • Music Library
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • Video Games ...
  • Video Library ...
Outside:
  • Balcony ...
  • Beach Umbrellas
  • Terrace ...
  • Deck Furniture
  • Golf ...
  • Garden ...
  • Outdoor Furniture
  • Barbecue ...
  • Veranda ...
  • Porch Furniture
  • Tennis ...
  • Yard
Suitability:
  • Groups
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Singles
Pool / Spa:
  • Private Pool ...
Onsite Services:
  • Housekeeping
  • Private Chef
Attractions:
  • autumn foliage
  • bay
  • caves
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • forests
  • library
  • live theatre
  • marina
  • museums
  • naturist beach
  • playground
  • pond
  • recreation centre
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • winery tours
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • gambling casinos
  • horse riding
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • paragliding
  • pier fishing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • diving
  • snorkelling
  • bay fishing
  • caving
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
Notes:
Child friendly environment, plenty of toys and activities. Large outdoor sandbox. Garden area for relaxing. Terrace for dining, dancing, relaxing. Hammock ready to be enjoyed. Baby cots and high chairs available. 2 children's beds available.

Reviews

Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
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Classic Villa in National Park, near Sitges,15min to beaches,35min to Barcelona
average rating of 4.909091 based on 11 reviews
5

Everything we wanted in a holiday home

  • 5 of 5

We are a family of 11 and spent a fabulous week in this beautiful villa this summer. When we arrived, Richard, the owner, showed us around and explained everything. He was available by phone anytime we needed anything.

The house has an impressive master bedroom and bathroom taking up most of the top floor! And the garden was wonderfully designed with plenty of space for the kids to play and hide.

We also liked the location. A fifteen-minute drive to the local beaches and supermarkets. But really relaxing and nice to be away from the hustle and bustle of the city since the place is located above the coast.

Overall a fab holiday in Spain. We will be recommending this villa to friends and family!

  • Review Submitted: 20-Oct-2017
  • Date of Stay: July 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Glad to help you feel at home. We try to give our guests plenty of suggestions on how to enjoy the area where we have lived for the last 15 years. Cheers, Richard
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5

Fantastic Villa with stunning views of mountains

  • 5 of 5

Welcome to Villa Laura, a new truly beautiful villa with stunning views of the nature park. The house is in a quiet residential area with a nearby restaurant. The pool and garden a joy and the house a treat. We were met at the property by the owner who showed us around and offered plentiful information. Now 6 adults and 4 kids have returned home, reluctantly, having spent 2 marvelous weeks at this villa.

  • Review Submitted: 11-Oct-2017
  • Date of Stay: July 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for being thoughtful guests. Your families are always welcome in our home. Richard and Alice
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5

Beautiful, scenic property

  • 5 of 5

My extended family spent a week here with two other couples. The location and house are amazing! It was everything the photos promised and so much more. I don't have enough words to describe how absolutely wonderful the home is, from the stylish decor to the fully equipped kitchen. We enjoyed the pool area in the evenings with the kids staying up late. This was an extremely relaxing vacation and we would definitely stay here again. 100% recommended without a doubt.

  • Review Submitted: 14-Feb-2017
  • Date of Stay: August 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for visiting our home. It was a pleasure. Cheers, Richard&Alice
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5

"Comfortable and elegant"

  • 5 of 5

Our family stayed at the property for one week this summer and loved it so much that we just booked it for next year. The house itself is elegant, perfectly decorated, comfortable, quiet, and with a great garden. Richard, the owner and host, made it even more wonderful by giving useful recommendations, arranging a private chef, and going out of his way to make us feel at home. We travel quite a bit and this was one of the best vacations we ever had. Thanks Richard! See you next year.

  • Review Submitted: 27-Nov-2015
  • Date of Stay: July 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Many thanks. Our goal is happy guests and it's always nice to hear that we succeeded. See you next year!
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5

Sun, sea, and nature

  • 5 of 5

Spent a week with two other families at this very comfortable home. Everything we needed for a relaxing week was nearby. The house was very nicely equipped with all the necessary kitchen tools as we prepared many meals there. We walked through the national park and picked herbs (thyme, rosemary, etc) for the chef in our group. Pool was kid-friendly and there were plenty of toys to keep them happy. The owner was very attentive to all our needs. Thanks for a great week.

  • Review Submitted: 20-Mar-2015
  • Date of Stay: August 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: It's always nice to hear positive comments. We are glad that you enjoyed yourselves. Cheers, Alice and Richard
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5

"Exceptional vacation home"

  • 5 of 5

I can't say enough about this home. Our family has stayed in a number of vacation villas over the years and this was by far the best. The house is beautifully decorated, the surrounding countryside is breathtaking, and the garden/pool area are all exceptional. The kitchen and grill area are well-equipped with all the cooking essentials.

We were 4 adults + 7 kids and there was plenty of space around the house and garden for us to hang out together or chill out on our own. It is the ideal rental for a group looking to stay along the Barcelona coast and visit the surrounding beaches and villages, or just take in the sun and a good book.

I highly recommended it and will be looking for an excuse to return again soon.

  • Review Submitted: 06-Nov-2014
  • Date of Stay: July 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Cheers to you. You are always welcome here. Richard & Alice
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Location

Nearest Airport
11 Miles
El Prat - Barcelona
Nearest Barpub
30 Metres
Capricio
Nearest Ferry
5 Miles
Port Ginesta
Nearest Golf
14 Miles
Sitges
Nearest Train
6 Miles
Castelldefels Platja
Nearest Motorway
6 Miles
C31 / C32
Nearest Restaurant
30 Metres
Desu
Nearest Ski
120 Miles
La Molina/Andorra
Nearest Beach
5 Miles
Sitges
Car: necessary

Near the beautiful town of Sitges and its beaches. Sitges, an old fishing village, has become the hip town south of Barcelona. The annual film festival and year-around fiestas attract the fabulous crowd to this resort by the sea.

Wine producing region of Vilafranca Del Penedes filled with vineyards, beautiful country roads, and medieval villages and towns.

Close to beaches of Castelldefels and Sitges with surfing, snorkelling, scuba diving, yachting, sailing, horseback riding, ponies, go-carts.

Located in the heart of Parc Natural del Garraf. Mountain region with plenty of fresh air, bird-watching, wildlife (wild boar, foxes, quail, bunnies, tortoises, etc), mountain-climbing, mountain-biking, cave exploration.

Next to Buddhist temple of Palau Novella.

Unspoiled views and surroundings which is unusual for Spanish coastal area. Peaceful getaway at the end of the world yet close to everything.

15 minutes from several large shopping malls.

25 minutes from Barcelona El Prat airport.

30 minutes from Barcelona, with its covered markets such as La Boqueria, Las Ramblas walking street, Olympic stadiums, famous zoo, aquarium, Champions League Barcelona Barca football team, vibrant nightlife, Gaudi's Sagrada Familia cathedral and more!

Other Activities: trekking, cave exploring, bird watching, hiking, sailing

Golf: There are two golf clubs in Garraf: Club de Golf Terramar in Sitges is an 18-hole par 72 course situated on the coast with large practice areas, as well as tennis courts and a swimming pool, while Escola de Golf Portal del Roc in Vilanova has a par 54 pitch-and-putt course.

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Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday villa in Olivella, Barcelona Province

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
EUR
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
 
Holiday Season
10 Dec 2017 - 13 Jan 2018
7 night minimum stay
£3,167
for 7 nights
£3,167
 
 
Low Season
14 Jan 2018 - 24 Mar 2018
7 night minimum stay
£2,111
for 7 nights
£2,111
 
 
Easter Season
25 Mar 2018 - 21 Apr 2018
7 night minimum stay
£2,639
for 7 nights
£2,639
 
 
Mid Season
22 Apr 2018 - 16 Jun 2018
7 night minimum stay
£2,727
for 7 nights
£2,727
 
 
High Season
17 Jun 2018 - 1 Sep 2018
7 night minimum stay
£3,167
for 7 nights
£3,167
 
 
My Standard Rate
7 night minimum stay
£3,167
for 7 nights
£3,167
 

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees

*Please Note: The owner accepts other currencies if specifically agreed in advance.
Security deposit of 600EUR/700USD/500GBP is required when receiving the keys, and additional 150€/week for cleaning service.

For reservation, an initial payment of 25% is required.
Full payment is due 10 weeks before the beginning of the rental.
Water and electricity are charged at cost based on consumption. Rates in Spain are higher than in US/UK/FR.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • Cancelled bookings will not receive a refund.
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