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

Bedrooms 5
Separate WC's1
Space 3,767 sq. ft.
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 7 nights
Popular Features
  • Fireplace
  • Barbecue
  • Wireless Internet
  • Washing Machine
  • Private Pool
  • Air Conditioning
  • Parking


About the property

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. 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-017768

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.


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-017768

Alice and Richard at Villa Alicia
Member since: 2008
Speaks English, French, Spanish, Russian
Response time:
Within an hour
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Calendar last updated:
22 May, 2018

About Alice and Richard at Villa Alicia

We built this dream home together. We designed the interior to be 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 Laura.

Alice and Richard at Villa Alicia purchased this villa in 2008

Why Alice and Richard at Villa Alicia 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 openness of the garden.

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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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday villa in Olivella in Olivella

Property Type:
  • villa (detached)
  • Catering available
  • Breakfast - Booking Possible
  • Lunch - Booking Possible
  • Dinner - Booking Possible
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 3767 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 16:00
  • /
  • Check-out: 09:00
  • Max. occupancy: 13
  • Max. adults: 13
  • Children welcome ...
  • Parties/events allowed
  • Pets not allowed ...
  • Non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • mountain
  • near the sea
  • rural
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Luxury
  • Romantic
  • 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
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Mini Refrigerator
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Hob
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 8 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • 1 Separate WC
  • 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.
  • 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
  • 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 ...
  • 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
  • Groups
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Low Allergen Environment
  • Singles
  • limited accessibility ...
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
Pool / Spa:
  • Outdoor Pool
  • Private Pool ...
Onsite Services:
  • Housekeeper
  • Private Chef
  • 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
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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Modern Villa in National Park, near Sitges, 15min to beaches, 35min to Barcelona
average rating of 5.0 based on 14 reviews
Boston, MA

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: 16-Jan-2009
  • Date of Stay: December 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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Ready to return for more fun

  • 5 of 5

Fabulous modern villa with all the facilities you need in a great location. The home is stylish throughout with comfortable beds and plenty of wardrobe/storage space. I would highly recommend this villa - Richard and Alice are perfect hosts - and Barcelona coast is a lovely location for a holiday. Plenty to see and do for all ages.

  • Review Submitted: 09-Apr-2018
  • Date of Stay: August 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Wonderful house with an amazing views

  • 5 of 5

We had a wonderful 2 weeks in this exceptional house and particularly enjoyed the sweeping views of the park and the peacefulness of its location. The house is spacious with enough room for everyone and always a quiet corner if needed. Everything was well equipped and loved the open interior design of the kitchen and dining/living area. Everything was as described and well-maintained, and the owners easy to communicate with and helpful. We would certainly recommend this home and hope to come back ourselves in the future.

  • Review Submitted: 09-Apr-2018
  • Date of Stay: March 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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The perfect holiday home

  • 5 of 5

I can't say enough about this villa. Our families had a wonderful 14-day stay in the middle of nature. The house was beautiful, immaculately clean, and airy with plenty of space to stretch out. The covered terraces were great for our daily outdoor meals. For months before our trip Richard answered any and all questions about Barcelona and gave us tips and advice. My kids wanted to stay all Summer! Thanks.

  • Review Submitted: 03-Mar-2017
  • Date of Stay: August 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are glad that you enjoyed your vacation. Cheers, Richard & Alice
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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: 11-Dec-2015
  • Date of Stay: July 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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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: 27-Nov-2015
  • Date of Stay: July 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Many thanks for your kind words and you are very welcome. Richard
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Nearest Airport
11 Miles
El Prat - Barcelona
Nearest Barpub
300 Metres
Nearest Ferry
5 Miles
Port Ginesta
Nearest Golf
14 Miles
Nearest Train
6 Miles
Castelldefels Platja
Nearest Motorway
6 Miles
C31 / C32
Nearest Restaurant
300 Metres
Nearest Ski
120 Miles
La Molina/Andorra
Nearest Beach
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.


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday villa in Olivella, Barcelona Province

Rental Basis:
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
Mid Season
22 Apr 2018 - 16 Jun 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
High Season
17 Jun 2018 - 1 Sep 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Low Season
2 Sep 2018 - 8 Dec 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Holiday Season
9 Dec 2018 - 12 Jan 2019
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Low Season
13 Jan 2019 - 23 Mar 2019
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
My Standard Rate
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees

*Please Note: The owner accepts other currencies if specifically agreed in advance.
Security deposit of 800EUR/900USD/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

  • Cancelled bookings will not receive a refund.
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