House in St Pere de Ribes, Nr. Sitges, Barcelona, Spain: cancellation Offer for August - Typical Spanish Village, Local Market, Shops, Restaurants, Close To Sitges, Beaches And Barcelona
This lovely house has all the facilities of a typical villa with the enormous advantage of being located in the centre of this enchanting small town, most villas are located way outside of any towns. The town house is a Perfect base to explore, if you don't feel comfortable don't hire a car, you're only a short cab ride to Sitges with it's main line train station, buses run direct to Sitges, Vilanova and Barcelona (not worth the stress parking and driving) from St Pere It's a practical and well-distributed town house, rebuilt in the original style of the Spanish town house, behind an old facade. Experience how it is to really live in Spain,St Pere is a real Catalan town with lots of local shops, restaurants and characters. If you want a more touristy town we are just 10 mins from Sitges, where you can find fantastic beaches, boutique shops and fine dining or better still, Vilanova. Back in St Pere you can walk to shops, local supermarkets, bakers, bus stop and typical local restaurants. A market is held every Friday. There is a local town plaza with Ice cream shop and bars where you can sit in the sun or shade whilst the children play. The square is closed to traffic from June.
Top Traveller Review
A LOVELY WEEK IN ST PERE
About the Owner
In 2000 my husband announced he wanted to give up work, sell up and change our lifestyle. He had worked for 20 years in direct marketing and we lived in the Cotswolds, he had always said that he spent all his spare time mowing the lawn. So we sold up and moved with our 2 children aged 8 and 12 to St Pere de Ribes. We were told in a local campsite the year before if we wanted real Spain or Catalonia we should look at St Pere. We drove in past the old casino and over the hill passing the castle and into the square and I knew this was where I wanted to live. Firstly we bought in the hills outside the town where many ex pats live however we soon realised that it is very isolated and we became taxi drivers for our children. We wanted to live in Spain but definitely not in the ex pat community.
Guestbook comments from the owner
We stayed at Casaplanka for one beautiful week in 2011, and cannot fault either the house or the delightful town it is located. The kitchen is a cook's delight, well stocked with pots and pans aplenty. Bedrooms and bathrooms equally as fabulous. Our biggest decision of the whole week was which sunny terrace to use. The pool area is spacious and ideal for relaxing and sunbathing with cool shady areas if required, a further terrace off the master bedroom was ideal for morning coffee. We would not hesitate to recommend this property hence we have a repeat booking for this year. A very special place. The Stephenson's
Thanks for everything we really enjoyed it in St.Pere – the house was just great – really well done on the design & layout indoors and out- and the location exactly what we wanted -
easy to move around to many places without needing to get a car.
I will certainly recommend it to anyone that wants something similar. The Narbourgh's, Finland
4.8 based on 9 holidaymaker reviews
Typical Spanish Village House
We had a lovely stay in this fine three floor typical Spanish house, lovely bright top floor bedroom, ensuite and patio. Excellent location in the village, plenty of places within walking distance to eat or drink. Our favourite Casa Vinyet which during our stay was only open for lunch, Menu del Dia at €12.00, daily and on Saturday €16.00 you just could not better the food, menu only in Catalan but the sons can translate. Good choice of shops for self catering, dancing in the centre Friday nights. Basic knowledge of Spanish would be an advantage but not essential. Local buses into Stiges on a regular basis and The Mon Bus to and from the Airport T1, free bus transfer to T2. You do not need a car unless you want to go further afield, we managed fine without. Small Pool was a bonus on hot afternoons.
A LOVELY WEEK IN ST PERE
We stayed at the property for a week in August and had a really relaxing and lovely time. The property is superbly equipped, there was 5 of us and there was ample room. The owners have gone to every effort to make sure everything has been thought of. They provided both bath towels and beach towels, the kitchen was well stocked with condiments and everything was immaculate. The information folder is very good with plenty of tips of where to go and how to get around and where to shop. I loved the fact there is a very private sun terrace with sun loungers just off the very sumptuous master bedroom, great place to escape to with a book! The outside pool and patio are just delightful. We fell in love with St Pere, Sitges and Vilanova which has the most amazing beach and would love to return. I would highly recommend the property and its location.
We had such a wonderful family holiday in this beautiful, traditional, Spanish house. The property was delightfully quirky, clean and had everything we needed to facilitate our stay. The pool was a welcome relief from the hot Mediterranean sun and the kids had great fun playing in it whilst cooling off. Julie was really helpful with directions, coupons for attractions and even giving patient, step-by-step instructions by text, to access the British TV films and shows on their TV. I have no hesitation to recommend this property to anyone wanting to visit the Sitges area and hope that you have a holiday as good as ours.
A Wonderful Family Location
We decided to stay in Julie and David's house because we wanted a place big enough to accommodate our family in a location close to Sitges but with an opportunity to retreat from the business of Sitges in August. This was the perfect house for us!
David met us when we arrived and was extremely helpful and we were very excited to be in such a beautiful house which was even better on viewing than the pictures we had already seen! The pool and garden areas in particular were fabulous. There was plenty of space for all six of us and there was everything we needed in the house!
The location was great and our grown up children were able to hop in a taxi for 12 euros to sample the night life in Sitges.
Thank you for a lovely week!
Celebrating our Golden Wedding Anniversary
We had a lovely 3 weeks, the property was very well equipped, clean and comfortable. The swimming pool being a big hit with everybody. The owners were very helpful throughout. St Pere de Ribes is a good centre with Sitges easily accessible by bus. We would definitely recommend this property.
Authentic Catalan Holiday
We booked Julie and David's house in Sant Pere De Ribes wanting a holiday in an authentic Catalan town close to but not in the centre of tourist amenities, our choice was perfect !!
The house is an easy 30 minute drive from Barcelona airport and easily found on Carrer de Pi, we were met and shown around by David who explained everything we needed to know about the house.
The house was immaculately clean, well equipped and nicely appointed.
Ribes is a nice little town with ample cafés bars and fantastic restaurants.
Transport to Sitges and Barcelona is all excellent and inexpensive, wether by taxi, bus or rail, in truth the transport availability is so good had I realised we probably wouldn't have needed a hire car.
In summary if you want a holiday base a little away from the main tourist areas but easily reached when you want to this is an ideal place.
The friendly locals and delightful house made for a brilliant two weeks in Catalonia thanks !!
From the Owner
“So 10 years ago we sold our villa and bought my dream house. Calle del Pi is one of the oldest streets in the town and where I always wanted to live. A house with an ordinary facade but people always go wow when they come in. We are very lucky to have a fantastic garden and pool, very rare for town centre houses. Here in St Pere our children walked into the local town, played in the plaza, learnt Spanish by buying ice creams and playing with the local children. We even spent the first years taking our empty water bottles to the local wine shops where they fill them with local red, white or sweet wine for a few euros. You can even go to the vineyard at the top of Calle del Pi. We love to sit in the square in the evening enjoying tapas and a cold beer. We can truly say we have built a life.”
Activity and Interests
Special interest holidays:
Sitges is a small town known as the St Tropez of Spain about 40 kilometers south west of Barcelona and just 10 mins from St Pere de Ribes which is renowned worldwide for its Film Festival and Carnival. It is in a beautiful setting between the hills of the surrounding Natural Parc del Garraf and the Mediterranean sea. Sitges is well known for its popular beaches, gastronomy, nightspots, golf courses, marinas and historical sites.
10 mins in the car is the Catalan seaside resort of Sitges. Sitges has 7 large golden beaches with great facilities in the center plus many more small coves. Surfing can be good in the off season period. Also 10-15 mins from the more old fashioned Vilanova beaches which are huge long golden blue flag shores. Both Sitges and Vilanova have interesting marinas with opportunities to hire a boats.
Barcelona international airport 30 mins drive (Easyjet, RyanAir, Jet2, Iberia, BA). Reus (Tarragona) airport 45 mins drive (Ryanair). Girona Barcelona airport is about an hour and a half drive (Ryanair). The Monbus from the airport goes direct to Sitges where it's a 7 euro cab ride to St Pere, alternatively the airport train can also bring you into Sitges center direct to the taxi rank. A taxi direct from the airport is around 50€ or pick up a hire car and be here in 35 mins.
Sitges and Vilanova (nearest beach resorts) 10 minutes drive at most. Barcelona or Tarragona centres are both 45 minutes drive or 40 minutes by train from Sitges. Port Aventura (Universal Studios Theme Park) 45 minutes drive. Penedes wine region (Bodegas of Torres, Freixenet, Cordonieu) 30 minutes drive. Montserrat (Incredible mountain with Benedictine monastery) 1 hr drive. Vilafranca, very typical Catalan market town (huge Saturday market ) 20 mins through lovely countryside.
Sitges, for those who don’t know it, is a Spanish resort with a difference and a far cry from the noisy typical resorts of the Costas. It has been fashionable since the 1890s, when it became an avant-garde, art world, hang-out attracting writers, painters, intellectuals and artists as a home and inspiration for their work. Nowadays Sitges appeals to everyone from jet setters to young travellers, honeymooners to weekending families, Barcelona night owls to an international gay crowd. It benefits from a micro climate with an average of 300 days of sunshine a year. There are 17 beautiful sandy beaches, there’s a lively nightlife if you like to party and there are lots of groovy boutiques if you need to spruce up your wardrobe as well as an impressive range of restaurants to suit all tastes and budgets. Sitges is also renowned for it’s many Fiestas and firework displays.
Barcelona being just a short commute away from St Pere the monbus runs every 20 mins (trains leave every 10 minutes from Sitges). Sitges is a beautiful fishing village just outside of St Pere. Separated from Barcelona by the mountains of the Garraf, it is traditionally known as the Costa Dorada (golden coast). Now famous for its relaxed and liberal attitudes, it was once the haunt of the Surrealists. Picasso, Dali both had homes here, and the small town became famous for its light and colour. Now the haunt of the rich and famous of Barcelona (it styles it self as the Spanish St Tropez). The beautiful Paseo is the central promenade along the 7 beautiful beaches and through the town. Wide and spacious, and now beautifully restored the Paseo is a popular site. Close to the National Park of the Garraf for mountain biking, mountain climbing and other adventurous pursuits, St Pere is also just 45 minutes from the centre of Barcelona and Roman Tarragona. Universal Studios Port Aventura is 1 hour by car, and the Terramar Hotel offer an 18 hole professional golf course.
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out of season
1 Jun 2017 - 16 Jun 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
17 Jun 2017 - 30 Jun 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
1 Jul 2017 - 28 Jul 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
29 Jul 2017 - 2 Sep 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Additional pricing information
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To ensure booking, a 20% non-refundable deposit is required and full payment plus the below damage deposit must be made six weeks before the holiday. A 20% deposit is also required in case of breakages or excessive cleaning which will be returned to your account within 5 days of departure.
A 11am check out to allow for cleaning however cases can be left until 4pm.
Notes on prices:
Prices are for the property per week in UK pounds paid into a UK bank account. You can also pay in euros (exchange rate calculated on booking) paid to a Spanish Bank account. Offers available for longer stays and two week bookings. price is fully inclusive of all cleaning, bedding and beach towels and bathroom towels etc.
Please note that the house is for 6 people a 7th can be accommodated on a camp bed at an extra charge of £100 a week.
WE MUST BE NOTIFIED OF THE NAMES OF ALL GUESTS STAYING AT THE HOUSE.
Owner's Cancellation Policy
- Available arrival
From the Owner
“We shop in local shops, eat locally grown vegetables/eggs and are told about the meat we are eating and most importantly the wine we are drinking. St Pere is a very friendly Spanish market town.The main advantage this property has is that it is in the centre of town. Many villas offered are spotted in "housing estates" in the hills around the area.However you could be staying anywhere and many have few/no local amenities.You can't live in a view.There's something magical about walking down to the square for your morning cafe con leche and picking up freshly baked bread not awful pan ingles (English bread) sold in the supermarket. However you can still get English/international newspapers in the village (newsagent by the bus stop). You do need some home comforts.”
- Away From It All
- Ceiling Fans
- Hair Dryer
- Internet ...
- Iron & Board
- Linens Provided
- Living Room ...
- Parking ...
- Towels Provided ...
- Washing Machine ...
- Coffee Maker ...
- Dishes & Utensils ...
- Dishwasher ...
- Freezer ...
- Kitchen ...
- Oven ...
- Pantry Items ...
- Refrigerator ...
- Hob ...
- Toaster ...
- Child's Highchair
- Dining ...
- Dining Room
- Books ...
- DVD Player ...
- Games ...
- Music Library ...
- Satellite / Cable ...
- Stereo ...
- Television ...
- Toys ...
- Video Games ...
- Video Library ...
Pool / Spa
- Private Pool ...
- Long-term Renters Welcome
- children welcome
- pets not allowed
- smoking allowed ...
- wheelchair inaccessible
- near the sea
- gambling casinos
- horse riding
- scenic drives
- sight seeing
Local Services & Businesses
- fitness centre
- massage therapist
- medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities
- equestrian events
- jet skiing
- roller blading
- water skiing
- 250 m²
- Toilet 1 - Toilet
- Bathroom 2 - Toilet, Bath with Shower, Bidet
- En Suite - Toilet, Bath with Shower, Jacuzzi
- Ground floor cloakroom with loo and hand basin. First floor bathroom with bath, shower and bidet. Second floor en-suite bathroom to bedroom 1 with jacuzzi corner bath, well lit vanity unit.
- 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 7
- Bedroom 4 - 1 Sofa bed/Futon, used as a study but we can but an extra bed for a child
- Bedroom 2 - 2 Single Bed, two single beds or one large double to the front of the hous
- Suite - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed, Large en suite main bedroom with private terrace
- Bedroom 3 - 1 Double Bed, Lovely double bedroom with views over the pool
- Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 6 (4 Bedrooms) + child. Travel cot available Notes on bedrooms: Suite 1 large suite (king sized bed) UK TV. French doors opening on to terrace. En-suite bathroom with jacuzzi corner bath. Bedroom 2 with double bed. DVD Bedroom 3 with twin beds. DVD and PS Bedroom 4 WIii study we can put in an extra holiday bed
- Terrace ...
- Golf ...
- Garden ...
- Barbecue ...
- Veranda ...
- Ski & Snowboard ...
Learn more about this holiday rental at the owner's website
- Notes on accommodation: Available for long stay rentals, please ask about discounts for two week stays. Possible Flexible entry days to accommodate low cost flights, depending on previous bookings and availability. Please check Ryan air into Reus less than an hour transfer time. The earlier you book the cheaper the flights, flights start to increase in price around May. Flights into Barcelona (30 mins) Reus (45 mins) and Girona (1 hour 30) possible for the house, all easy motorway driving. Outside: The pool is not heated but due to the size it heats up naturally, perfect to sit and relax. The pool is not too deep 2 m at the deepest. It is very much a chill out pool rather than a party pool (ie which could be big, deep and very cold). The garden is a lovely environment where you can relax after a day at the beach, sunbathe by the pool or enjoy a moonlit meal in the evening(well lit) There are 3 separate outside areas, a cool patio with lounge furniture, garden with a shady tree and alfresco dining area with BBQ and also a quiet terrace off the main bedroom with cafe furniture and sun beds. Utility Room: You are welcome to use the washing machine. Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: bedlinen, towels and beach towels included. Our cleaner has cleaned for us weekly for 8 years. She comes in once a week and changes beds, towels, cleans bathrooms and kitchen. Weekly pool maintenance and gardening, please feel free to water plants. Other: The house has 4 bedrooms, one is left as an office so if needed you have an independant work space. It can also be used for the children to watch TV, read, relax, escape the heat, use the WiFi in comfort for business or pleasure. Perfect for the cot also