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

Overview

Property

Updated: 04-Dec-2016
Spacious 5 Bedroom Home near Sitges with Large Garden,Terrace and Swimming pool

Escape civilization in Plana Novella. Enjoy stunning views of the mountains and peace and tranquility rarely found along the Spanish coast. Located in a secluded neighborhood in the middle of a national park, only 6 miles to popular beaches and 8 miles to the beautiful town and beaches of Sitges. Swimming pool, child-friendly 5 bedrooms, 4 full bathrooms; hardwood floors throughout, a large (45m2) living room with double-high ceiling and fireplace, large open modern kitchen, 3 terraces including a romantic secluded one off the master suite. Completed to the highest standard in 2008, it is fully equipped w/ broadband internet, WIFI, Wii video game console, sat TV, stereo, A/C, central heating, washing machine, dryer, dishwasher, induction stove, convection oven, microwave, 2 fridges, and BBQ. Recently added petanque/bocce court for leisurely afternoon fun. 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. Come celebrate any holiday in Garraf!

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 modernistes 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 artifacts.

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
  • Sleeps 13
  • 5 Bedrooms
  • 3 Bathrooms, 1 Separate Toilet
  • Parking
  • Garden
  • Swimming pool
  • Barbecue
  • Internet
  • Dish washer
  • Washing machine
  • Towels provided
  • Linens provided

Top Traveller Review

About the Owner

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Speaks English, French, Spanish, Russian

Guestbook comments from the owner

Dear Richard and Alice,



What a beautiful house, beautiful surroundings and amazing views of the surrounding park. The nature all around us and walking/biking paths through the park made it truly a joy.



We were able to completely relax and be away from it all for several weeks during this fabulous holiday.



We felt very at home in the house and had all the facilities we needed. And plenty of space for the kids to run around. We also appreciated the short drive to the beach towns of Sitges and Castelldefels.



Thanks for all your help before and during our stay. We give our best recommendation to Villa Alicia!



Joan and family
Sep 2012
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10 Reviews

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based on 10 holidaymaker reviews

5

Wow, what a wonder...

  • 5 of 5

We spent a week at the villa over the holidays with friends and family and simply had a wonderful time. The littlest ones had plenty of outdoor space and a giant sandbox, and the teen-agers loved going into Sitges, the nearest fishing village, just down the road. The adults preferred the peace and quiet on an otherwise busy Spanish coast.

Although the villa is located near the beaches and towns of the area, it rests in the middle of a national park, surrounded by natural landscape as far as the eye can see. The drive up the mountain from the coast has amazing views of the Mediterranean.

The house and grounds themselves are impressive. The house is very modern, with every amenity. Everything is new and well maintained. The owner is a native English speaker, very agreeable and was available to answer questions throughout our stay, which was comforting since our Spanish/Catalan skills leave something to be desired.

I would absolutely recommend this property. We even found a small local restaurant named Desu in the same neighborhood that served great game and local dishes.

  • Review Submitted: Jan 16, 2009
  • Date of Stay: Dec 2008
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Many thanks for the fabulous review. We aim to please and are glad that you enjoyed yourselves. Cheers, Richard and family.
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5

Exceptional villa and views!

  • 5 of 5

We have stayed in several VRBO properties and have been very satisfied. This villa is exceptional: modern, spacious, beautifully designed and built and perfectly maintained. The owner helped with whatever we asked, like booking a local chef one evening. Great meal of local dishes. I highly recommend doing this! The views of the nature all around recharged our tired bodies. We were 2 families of 4, plus 2 grandparents and had plenty of space both inside and out to really enjoy our stay. We would love to return! Maybe next year...

  • Review Submitted: Dec 11, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are glad that you enjoyed yourselves. Thank you for your visit. Richard and Alice
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5

Superb spacious villa

  • 5 of 5

This wonderful home met all of our expectations and more. It's an impressive and expansive villa situated in a beautiful national park. A great place for a vacation in an area is which not overly commercialized or touristy. We thoroughly enjoyed our stay at the villa and were impressed with the quality of furnishings and the range of appliances for our use. Everything in the villa is well maintained. The villa and very tastefully decorated, yet homely and comfortable. The location was wonderful to not only explore Barcelona but also the coast to the south. We recommend Villa Alicia to anyone looking for luxury villa accommodation. Thank you for letting us use your home.

  • Review Submitted: Nov 27, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Many thanks for your kind words and you are very welcome. Richard
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5

Relax and Enjoy

  • 5 of 5

Thanks for a most relaxing and enjoyable "escape" from reality! Our families spent a week at this wonderful listing. The house was beautiful with plenty of space for everyone. The livingroom was especially open and bright. Great location in nature and fabulous for our beach lovers. The owner was very friendly and answered all of our questions before and after our arrival. A flawless visit from start to finish and above and beyond our expectations. I would absolutely recommend this listing for anyone seeking a relaxing experience. Hopefully we can visit again.

  • Review Submitted: Mar 21, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your kind words. We are happy that you enjoyed yourselves and are welcome to return any time.
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5

life in the clouds

  • 5 of 5

The house is probably a mile above sea level. The sky is 360 degrees around you. Two night time electric storms provided unforgettable light shows. This, you might have guessed is no ordinary house and no common location. You are perched high on a mountain in a National Park. ( it is not secluded; three or four dozen other lovely houses form a town on the mount)

We stayed two weeks in September. The weather was always warm and sunny. The house is outfitted perfectly, there is nothing wanting. The host is diligent and always available, although his preparation is complete and we needed nothing but some guidance when the power failed briefly in one of those wonderful brilliant storms. I needed help in reengaging the circuit breaker. Richard was always on the spot. Nice feeling in a foreign land.

We had a special two weeks in the villa. In our ten years of renting this was by far our most pleasurable experience. How often do you get a chance to live in the clouds.

  • Review Submitted: Oct 28, 2014
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for your kind words. I've checked with our architect and he informs me that the living room is 272 meters (892 feet) above sea level. :-)
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5

Fun in the winter

  • 5 of 5

We arrived late but were pleasantly surprised by the warm welcome of the hosts. The villa is very well designed with all the modern conveniences you would expect; air con/heat, Wi-Fi, TV (not that we used it once on this vacation). We liked the huge living-room where we spent lots of time relaxing to music and reading books from the house library. Thanks for the local area trip suggestions.

  • Review Submitted: May 1, 2014
  • Date of Stay: Feb 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Glad that you enjoyed yourselves. Thanks for visiting.
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Location

Activity and Interests

Nearest Airport : El Prat - Barcelona at 11 Miles Nearest Barpub : Desu at 300 Metres Nearest Ferry : Port Ginesta at 5 Miles Nearest Golf : Sitges at 14 Miles Nearest Train : Castelldefels Platja at 6 Miles Nearest Motorway : C31 / C32 at 6 Miles Nearest Restaurant : Desu at 300 Metres Nearest Ski : La Molina/Andorra at 120 Miles Nearest Beach : Sitges at 5 Miles 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, snorkeling, 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.

Availability

Rental rates

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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
 
Low Season
11 Sep 2016 - 10 Dec 2016
7 night minimum stay
£1,941
for 7 nights
£1,941
 
 
Holiday Season
11 Dec 2016 - 14 Jan 2017
7 night minimum stay
£3,291
for 7 nights
£3,291
 
 
Low Season
15 Jan 2017 - 4 Feb 2017
7 night minimum stay
£2,109
for 7 nights
£2,109
 
 
Winter Break
5 Feb 2017 - 25 Feb 2017
7 night minimum stay
£2,447
for 7 nights
£2,447
 
 
Low Season
26 Feb 2017 - 1 Apr 2017
7 night minimum stay
£2,109
for 7 nights
£2,109
 
 
Easter Season
2 Apr 2017 - 6 May 2017
7 night minimum stay
£2,616
for 7 nights
£2,616
 
 
Mid Season
7 May 2017 - 17 Jun 2017
7 night minimum stay
£2,784
for 7 nights
£2,784
 
 
High Season
18 Jun 2017 - 9 Sep 2017
7 night minimum stay
£3,291
for 7 nights
£3,291
 
 
Low Season
10 Sep 2017 - 9 Dec 2017
7 night minimum stay
£2,109
for 7 nights
£2,109
 
 
Holiday Season
10 Dec 2017 - 13 Jan 2018
7 night minimum stay
£3,291
for 7 nights
£3,291
 
 
My Standard Rate
7 night minimum stay
£3,291
for 7 nights
£3,291
 

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees

*Please Note: The owner accepts other currencies if specifically agreed in advance.
Security deposit of 800EUR/1100USD/700GBP 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.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

Please ask the owner or check their rental agreement when booking the property.
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Facilities

Property Type

  • villa

Theme

  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Luxury
  • Romantic

General

  • Activities Guide
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Alarm Clock
  • Baby Gate
  • Basic Soaps
  • Broadband Access
  • Filtered Water
  • Fireplace
  • Firewood
  • Garage
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street
  • Parking On Street
  • Safe
  • Security System
  • Shampoo
  • Sofa Bed
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet

Kitchen

  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Mini Refrigerator
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Hob
  • Toaster

Dining

  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Room

Entertainment

  • Books ...
  • Books - Fiction / Non-fiction
  • Books for Kids
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Games for Kids
  • MP3 Dock
  • Music Library
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • Video Player
  • Video Games ...
  • Video Library ...

Pool / Spa

  • Outdoor Pool
  • Private Pool ...

Onsite Services

  • Housekeeper
  • Private Chef

Suitability

  • Events Allowed
  • Groups
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Low Allergen Environment
  • Singles
  • children welcome
  • limited accessibility ...
  • non smoking only
  • suitable for elderly or infirm

Location Type

  • mountain
  • near the sea
  • rural

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
  • hunting
  • jet skiing
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • paragliding
  • pier fishing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • diving
  • snorkelling
  • caving
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing

Floor Area

  • 350 m²

Bathrooms

  • master bathroom - Toilet, Bath with Shower, Shower Enclosure, Bidet, large 2 person bath, 2 sinks
  • guest bathroom 1 - Toilet, Bath with Shower, Bidet
  • guest bathroom 2 - Toilet, Shower Enclosure
  • downstairs bathroom - Toilet, Bidet, near kitchen and livingroom, tv room
  • outdoor hot/cold shower - Outdoor Shower, perfect after returning from the beach
  • Master bathroom is spacious, with large 2 person bath, separate shower enclosure, 2 sinks and mirrors. Private outdoor hot/cold shower is perfect after returning from the beach.

Bedrooms

  • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 13
  • master bedroom - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed, 2 Single Bed, master bathroom (large bath, shower, 2 sinks),walk-in closet
  • double guestroom - 1 Double Bed
  • Studio - 2 Single Bed, open loft space
  • guestroom - 2 Single Bed
  • guestroom 2 - 2 Single Bed, Bunk beds
  • children's room - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed, 2 Single Bed, 2 Child Bed, Curious George theme
  • Master bedroom en suite with master bathroom and walk-in closet

Outside

  • Balcony
  • Deck Chairs
  • Beach Towels
  • Beach Umbrellas
  • Binoculars
  • Terrace ...
  • Deck Furniture
  • Golf ...
  • Garden ...
  • Outdoor Furniture
  • Barbecue ...
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Patio
  • Veranda
  • Porch Furniture
  • Sand Pit
  • Tennis ...
  • Terrace
  • veranda
  • Wood Decking
  • Yard
  • 8 garden chairs
  • 4 deck chairs

Meals

  • Booking Possible
  • Booking Possible
  • Booking Possible
  • Catering available

Notes:

  • Child friendly environment, plenty of toys and activities. Large outdoor sandbox. Lawn area for relaxing. 3 terraces for dining, dancing, relaxing. Hammock ready to be enjoyed. Baby cots and high chairs available. 2 children's beds available.

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