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Luxury Villa near Sitges Barcelona with Large Pool, Tennis Court, BBQ area....

Bedrooms 9
Space 16,145 sq. ft.
Property type castle
Minimum Stay 3 nights
Popular Features
  • Barbecue
  • Washing Machine
  • Private Pool
  • Air Conditioning
  • Internet
  • Parking


About the property

Villa near Sitges, Barcelona / Costa Dorada - An Oasis of tranquility and privacy just a 5 minute drive to Vilanova beach

This historic luxury villa built in 1890 is situated just 30 minutes from Barcelona’s main airport and 10 minutes from Sitges in rural Vilanova. The house is set in a walled garden oasis offering total privacy and relaxation with tennis court and large pool. Ground floor bedroom and bathroom are Wheel Chair User friendly.

This historic luxury villa built in 1890 is situated just 30 minutes from Barcelona’s main airport and 10 minutes from Sitges in rural Vilanova. The house is set in a walled garden oasis offering total privacy and relaxation with tennis court and large pool. Ground floor bedroom and bathroom are Wheel Chair User friendly.

This historic luxury villa built in 1890 is situated just 30 minutes from Barcelona’s main airport and 10 minutes from Sitges in rural Vilanova. The house is set in a walled garden oasis offering total privacy and relaxation with tennis court and large pool. Ground floor bedroom and bathroom are Wheel Chair User friendly.

More Details

Property Manager
Gran Villa Rosa
Member since: 2006
Speaks English, Swedish, Danish, Norwegian
Response time:
Within a few days
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
12 June, 2018

About Gran Villa Rosa

Scandinavian married couple with long experinece in hospitality services.

Why Gran Villa Rosa chose Vilanova i la Geltrú

We found the Villa in 2001 and loved it although it was a total ruin. We recognised the potential and are delighted that we have had the opportunity to restore it to its former glory, with modern technology!

It is only 25 minutes from Barcelona airport but when you enter the walled gardens you are in a private paradise.

What makes this castle unique

The Masia has all you need. A lot of clients never leave during there stay even though it is only a short drive to the busy holiday resort of Sitges where there are lots of trendy restaurants and shops. We can provide a comprehensive service including, personal chef, wine tours, golf tours you need!

Guestbook comments from the manager

This is a BIG thank you from David and I for all the help and support you gave us when we held his birthday in August. Everyone had a magical time and loved the Villa and really appreciated your assistance - above and beyond the call of duty from grocery shopping to when suitcases went missing to sending ham stands back to Aus!!! You were very obliging and nothing seemed too much trouble - you were a pleasure to do business with!

Lyndall August 27 to 03 Sept 2011
Jan 2006
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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday castle in Vilanova i la Geltrú in El Garraf

Property Type:
  • castle
  • Self-catering
  • Housekeeper Included
Floor Area:
  • 16145 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 16:00 / Check-out: 11:00
  • Max. occupancy: 24
  • pets considered
  • Events Allowed
  • children welcome ...
Location Type:
  • beach
  • near the sea
  • Ocean View
  • resort
  • rural
  • town
  • village
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning
  • Lift ...
  • Fitness Room / Equipment ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Tumble Dryer ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Hob
  • Toaster ...
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 24 people
  • 9 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath (no shower) , Shower Enclosure , Bidet
    Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Bath (no shower) , Shower Enclosure , Bidet
    Bathroom 3 - Toilet , Bath (no shower) , Shower Enclosure , Bidet
    Bathroom 4 - Toilet , Bath (no shower) , Shower Enclosure , Bidet
    Bathroom 5 - Toilet , Bath (no shower) , Shower Enclosure , Bidet
    Bathroom 6 - Toilet , Bath (no shower) , Shower Enclosure , Bidet
    Bathroom 7 - Toilet , Bath (no shower) , Shower Enclosure , Bidet
    Bathroom 8 - Toilet , Bath (no shower) , Shower Enclosure , Bidet
    Bathroom 9 - Toilet , Bath (no shower) , Shower Enclosure , Bidet
  • All 20 bedrooms are en suite, 4 with jacuzzi baths and overhead showers, 2 with baths and showers, 11 with just showers Ground floor bathroom is wheel chair friendly
  • 9 Bedrooms, Sleeps 24
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Cot
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 45 all en suite in 20 rooms Notes on bedrooms: Ground floor bedroom and Bathroom suitable for wheelchair access 4 Bedrooms on top floor, all en suite, 3 jacuzzi baths and seaviews. 4 Bedrooms on second floor all en suite with access to communal terrace. Separate cottage sleeps 4 in 2 bedrooms with 2 bathrooms Hacienda 9 bedrooms
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player
  • Game Room
  • Games
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Pool Table
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Toys
  • Balcony ...
  • Bicycles ...
  • Terrace ...
  • Golf ...
  • Garden ...
  • Barbecue
  • Ski & Snowboard ...
  • Tennis ...
  • 5 bicycles
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair accessible ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Heated Pool
  • Private Pool ...
Onsite Services:
  • Car Available
  • Chauffeur
  • Concierge
  • Massage
  • Private Chef
  • Staff
  • bay
  • botanical garden
  • caves
  • churches
  • forests
  • library
  • marina
  • museums
  • naturist beach
  • playground
  • pond
  • rain forests
  • recreation centre
  • restaurants
  • water parks
  • waterfalls
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • horse riding
  • outlet shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • golf pass optional
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • jet skiing
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • paragliding
  • pier fishing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • diving
  • ski
  • snorkelling
  • bay fishing
  • caving
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing
Notes on accommodation: The bedrooms are all spacious and with plenty of privacy and each has its own bathroom. All have air-conditioning and some have extra space for an additional beds. The bedrooms on the second floor all have outside terracing. The bedroom and bathroom on the ground floor have been adapted for those with limited mobility. Outside: There are 2 hectares of walled garden in which to enjoy total privacy and the large swimming pool, full sized tennis court, large BBQ area, ornamental fish pond, table tennis table and children's play area. Separate toilets and showers are available at the poolside as are sun loungers, chairs, tables and chill out pergola. Utility Room: 2 Utility rooms, each with washing machines, dryers, iron, vacuum cleaners etc. Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: A cleaner is included in the price for daily maid service and handyman/gardener. All linen and towels are included and changed regularly. Towels and washing machine/drier at poolside. Chef available on request Other: Ground floor covered terrace provides plenty room for relaxing and dining "al fresco".


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Luxury Villa near Sitges Barcelona with Large Pool, Tennis Court, BBQ area....
average rating of 5.0 based on 6 reviews


  • 5 of 5

Photographs do not do Can Xicarro Villa justice. It is absolutely breathtaking as the gates open and you enter the driveway up to the villa. The scale of the building and its grounds, which are all kept in perfect condition, cannot be appreciated until visited. I cannot imagine a more perfect setting for a large group of people to enjoy a holiday abroad.

The villa itself comfortably catered for our group of 21 people. The games room within the villa itself, the pool, the tennis court, and the games outbuilding with table tennis table were particular highlights. All of the decor is traditional and maintains original features but is finished to a high standard. The rooms are all very large, some of the bathrooms are extremely luxurious with jacuzzi, and the balconies provide stunning views across the Spanish coastline.

The services provided are excellent - we woke up to find the villa and gardens in the state that they were when we arrived every day. John, the owner of the villa, does an exceptionally helpful job of co-ordinating other services such as transport, catering, and activities - we particularly enjoyed Barcelona segway and golf. John is easily contactable, reliable and trustworthy.

I would not hesitate to recommend a stay at Can Xicarro, and plan to return myself.

  • Review Submitted: 10-Mar-2015
  • Date of Stay: March 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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WOW What a Venue

  • 5 of 5

We stayed at Can Xicarro for a management week at the end of August and had an amazing time!

We were looked after extremely well by all and nothing was too much trouble from pre arrival arrangements to throughout our stay which made the whole trip so much easier and for that we are all very grateful to John Duffy and his team.

Thank you and your team for an excellent experience in your villa Can Xicarro.

  • Review Submitted: 10-Sep-2014
  • Date of Stay: August 2014
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

We recently stayed at Can Xicarro to celebrate my upcoming 60th Birthday. With my two Sons and 19 other friends, Can Xicarro was well situated to enable us to go into Barcelona to watch the match at the Camp Nou. We had a fantastic trip - As I went through all the rooms (and the Casita), I was delighted that NONE of my guests had a bad room. The great photos of the Villa give you a feel for the place, but actually don't do it justice. Everybody was impressed. The owner, John , went the extra mile, even shipping in an extra Beer Fridge for our short stay, in case the other three were full!! He also arranged for a BBQ Chef to cook and serve for us on the Friday evening. Johns other staff were equally as nice and could not do enough for us. Sunday, we walked down to the picturesque harbour for our Evening meal, before returning to the Games Room, to finish off a splendid long weekend. Defiantly somewhere worth revisiting.

  • Review Submitted: 21-Apr-2014
  • Date of Stay: April 2014
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Perfect Retreat

  • 5 of 5

We rented Can Xicarro for a long weekend for our annual Staff Retreat,

bringing together 13 people from all over the world. Our time at Can

Xicarro was simply amazing. Both the house it self and the grounds were

perfect and beautifully maintained, and each one of us was able to find

their own space for either work related assignments or simply relaxing.

Can Xicarro is like an oasis where once the gates close, one forgets about

the outside world. We will be back in 2015 for our next Staff Retreat!

Ms Spafford


  • Review Submitted: 28-Nov-2013
  • Date of Stay: June 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
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Outstanding Venue for Special Holiday

  • 5 of 5

This place is truly amazing. We booked it for a special holiday for our extended family (18 of us ranging in age from 10 to 87) and everyone absolutely loved it. I have to say that it looked too good to be true on the website so I took the precaution of going on an inspection trip a couple of months before we were due to arrive, just to make sure it was suitable, and we were delighted to find that it not only matched the description on the website but exceeded all our expectations. After our trip, we indicated various preferences to the amiable Scottish owner, John, such as additional beds in particular rooms to suit our group, and he accommodated all our requests without fuss. He also helped us arrange a private chef (Jonathan Rodrigues) who provided a sumptuous dinner on three of the nights we stayed. That was a real bonus. Jonathan was not only a tremendous chef but very flexible in catering for a wide range of tastes. He did the shopping for the wine and food for the meal, set the table (inside or outside on the terrace as we preferred), served dinner and cleared up afterwards. The property has great character but has also been completely modernised and fitted out with a range of facilities that really enhanced our holiday. There was everything from tennis to table football but the pool was the centre-piece, surrounded by plenty of comfortable loungers, tables and chairs with umbrellas and shaded areas. The house is set in beautiful grounds with a pond, barbecue area, lawn big enough to practise golf and other nooks and crannies with additional seating, not to mention the separate casita overlooking the tennis court. Inside, the house is naturally cool and the air conditioning is efficient. There are several reception rooms and plenty of space for everyone to find a quiet corner to listen to music or read or play pool. There is wifi in the main Blue Room but it also works outside on part of the terrace. The bedrooms, all ensuite, are spacious and the beds are all comfortable. There is a wrap-around balcony that extends all around the first floor with views not only over the gardens but to the sea beyond. The approach to the property through an area that is unattractive can be disconcerting but the grounds are completely secure, surrounded by a high wall and accessed through electronic gates. The house is cleaned and beds made every day and the gardens and pool are also tended every morning. The whole package was just perfect for what we wanted.

  • Review Submitted: 19-Nov-2013
  • Date of Stay: August 2013
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
30 Kilometres
Nearest Ferry
1 Kilometres
Nearest Train
1 Kilometres
Nearest Motorway
1 Kilometres
Nearest Beach
1 Kilometres
Car: not necessary

Special interest holidays:

We can offer a wide variety of diversions, eg horse riding, tours of vineyards, gastronomic courses, tours of Barcelona including Sagrada Familia and Barcelona football club, hot air ballooning and much more.

Why not treat yourselves to a Personal Chef making your stay even more relaxing.


The quiet beaches of Villanova are 5 minutes away. Or if preferred, the busy bustling beaches of Sitges are 15 minutes away. All the usual beach sports and games are available, eg Jet Skiing, Pedalos,Volley ball. There are also beach bars, showers and sun loungers on most beaches. Both Vilanova and Sitges have promenades with a choice of restaurants and bars.


Barcelona Airport is 30 minute drive; Reus 25 min.

A car is essential and as an agent for Europcar we can help plan your travel arrangements.


2 minutes to local supermarkets and bars of Villanova; 15 minutes to Sitges. 25 minutes to Tarragona. 45 minutes Barcelona.

Further Details:

There is a wide variety of places of interest nearby eg. the wine and cava area of Penedes, Vilanova is famous for fresh seafood, the city of Tarragona, famous for Roman ruins, the adventure playground of Port Aventura and, of course, Barcelona with all the shops, architectural delights of Gaudi and Barcelona Football club.


Prices & Availability

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Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees

Booking Notes:
To reserve a booking a 30% non-refundable deposit is required and the balance 6 weeks prior to commencement date. A 1000 euro deposit is also required to cover any damages. This is returnable at the end of the holiday.
Call or send an email to John Duffy.

Changeover Day:
Saturday, but flexible from November to March

Manager's Cancellation Policy

  • Cancelled bookings will not receive a refund.