MODERN VILLA IN NATIONAL PARK, NEAR SITGES, 15MIN TO BEACHES, 35MIN TO BARCELONA

Alice and Richard at Villa Alicia

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Bedrooms 5
Bathrooms3
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Minimum Stay 7 nights

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MODERN VILLA IN NATIONAL PARK, NEAR SITGES, 15MIN TO BEACHES, 35MIN TO BARCELONA

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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.

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Suitability:
  • Events Allowed
  • Groups
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Low Allergen Environment
  • children welcome
  • limited accessibility
  • non smoking only
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
Alice and Richard at Villa Alicia (Owner)
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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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Modern Villa in National Park, near Sitges, 15min to beaches, 35min to Barcelona
average rating of 5.0 based on 7 reviews
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Modern Villa in National Park, near Sitges, 15min to beaches, 35min to Barcelona
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p404803
+34 -686984430
Olivella Garraf - Costa Dorada
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.
  • Submitted: Jan 16, 2009
  • Stayed: Dec 2008
  • Source: HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
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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Modern Villa in National Park, near Sitges, 15min to beaches, 35min to Barcelona
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p404803
+34 -686984430
Olivella Garraf - Costa Dorada
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.
  • Submitted: May 1, 2014
  • Stayed: Feb 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Glad that you enjoyed yourselves. Thanks for visiting.
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Modern Villa in National Park, near Sitges, 15min to beaches, 35min to Barcelona
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p404803
+34 -686984430
Olivella Garraf - Costa Dorada
5

Fantastic luxury villa in the mountains

  • 5 of 5
Modern and very luxury villa in the beautiful mountains - fantastic views over the mountains and situated in a beautiful Spanish village. Villa with all types of modern facilities, and so clean and well-maintained. Garden was lovely with beatiful palm trees and the pool.

We - a Danish Family with 4 children - spent a week in this fantastic house. We had such a relaxing holiday away from the busy daily life.. Our children (teenagers) enjoyed the sun and the pool (they loved that we had our own pool, not staying in a big hotel with a lot of other tourists) and we all stayed a lot in the beautiful garden.

And - important also:): the kitchen of the house has everything needed to make food - but if you want to go out in the neighbourhood: the village has 2 restaurants, one very typical Spanish one in a garage with lovely food and such a nice famliy and another with a German owner, also fantastic food, more international.

And to make you safe when you order this house: we will give the owner our VERY best recommendation: he is SO sympatic and very humorous and he gives you all the information you need. He answers every question you have before arriving and also during your stay.....and his description of the villa is very accurate. He is a very honest person.

We will certainly like to go there another time - and the coast and nearby towns as Sitges takes only 20 minutes to reach in a car.
  • Submitted: Aug 11, 2013
  • Stayed: Jul 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Great guests make for great holidays. I am happy you enjoyed your stay and hope to see you again.
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Modern Villa in National Park, near Sitges, 15min to beaches, 35min to Barcelona
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p404803
+34 -686984430
Olivella Garraf - Costa Dorada
Zurich, Switzerland
5

Wonderful villa, perfect holiday

  • 5 of 5
We spent a week in this villa in October 2011 and truly had a perfect time.
The house is very modern, kept very clean and in a perfect condition. So is the pool area as well as the garden.
The villa offers everything that a family can enjoy a holiday. Since October still was quite warm we even could enjoy the pool and its amenities every day of the week in perfect weather conditions. The kids were excited by the sandbox, trampolin and the toys available at the house.
The location in the middle of the Garraf National Park in 'Plana Novella' is ideal for being a bit away from the busy areas of Sitges or Castelldefels. But still all the touristic hotspots throughout the Penedès or even Barcelona are easy to reach.
Although a car is necessary.

The owner as well as the person taking care of the house on a regular basis were always reachable and very helpful in answering our questions. Before travel we received very helpful driving directions and written instructions/informations about all you need to know about the villa. Thank you once more Anna and Richard.
  • Submitted: Nov 7, 2011
  • Stayed: Oct 2011
  • Source: HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Families with Young Children
Owner's Response: Thank you for taking such good care of our home. We try to provide plenty of information about the property and surroundings so that visitors feel at home and familiar with the area. We travel quite a bit with our kids and have come to appreciate the extra effort that we aim to give others. Cheers!
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Modern Villa in National Park, near Sitges, 15min to beaches, 35min to Barcelona
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Olivella Garraf - Costa Dorada
Fairmont, West Virginia, USA
5

Our Stay Could Not Have Been Better.

  • 5 of 5
Our stay at this villa was a wonderful experience. The house is spacious, beautifully decorated, comfortable, and clean. The owners did everything possible to make our stay a memorable one. In addition to the kinds of amenities one usually expects, a book and video library was available as well as places to work or just stay in touch through the internet if desired. The house is especially child friendly with a beautiful yard and play area including a trampoline, etc. The "kids" bedroom has an extensive toy collection and our granddaughter loved the opportunity to play with toys that were new to her.

The owners went out of their way to make sure we understood how everything worked and provided a number where they could be reached at any time if we had questions. He also kindly provided printed sheets of directions to local attractions and places to visit.

The area around the villa is beautiful and restful but busier activities are but a short distance away in Sitges (wonderful beaches, restaurants, and other attractions) and Barcelona where we spent a number of days visiting the touris attractions one wants to see.

I would recommend this property without reservation. We had a wonderful time and the villa and the thoughtful and kind service provided by Richard and Alice were in large part responsible for the enjoyable time that we had.
  • Submitted: Oct 27, 2010
  • Stayed: Oct 2010
  • Source: HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children
Owner's Response: We are glad you enjoyed your stay. Since the villa is also our main residence, I believe we are able to provide a more complete experience than most rental homes. Cheers, Richard and family
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Modern Villa in National Park, near Sitges, 15min to beaches, 35min to Barcelona
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Olivella Garraf - Costa Dorada
Scotland
5

Relaxing getaway

  • 5 of 5
We stayed in this lovely house for a week in October. The property is spacious and luxurious and maintained to a very high standard. It had everything we needed for a quiet and relaxing break. Our small son really enjoyed spending time in the pool and on the trampoline and running around the garden. The property is in the middle of the national park and so would suit walkers and mountain bikers, although you would have to be a fairly useful cyclist as many of the roads round about could be described as challenging! Sitges and Barcelona are within relatively easy reach and there is also local beach about 15 minutes drive away. A great place to chill out and enjoy watching the sunset as you barbeque!
  • Submitted: Nov 15, 2009
  • Stayed: Nov 2009
  • Source: HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: Many thanks for the kind words. We are glad that your son's Scottish blood could enjoy the "refreshing" pool in October! Richard, Alice and the family
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Map

Map

Nearest Airport
11 Miles
El Prat - Barcelona
Nearest Ferry
5 Miles
Port Ginesta
Nearest Train
6 Miles
Castelldefels Platja
Nearest Motorway
6 Miles
C31 / C32
Nearest Beach
4 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, 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.

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Olivella Villa Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
Low Season
Sep 7 2014 - Dec 13 2014
7 night minimum stay
€2,500
 
 
Holiday Season
Dec 14 2014 - Jan 10 2015
7 night minimum stay
€3,900
 
 
Low Season
Jan 11 2015 - Feb 28 2015
7 night minimum stay
€2,500
 
 
Easter Season
Mar 1 2015 - Apr 11 2015
7 night minimum stay
€3,200
 
 
Low Season
Apr 12 2015 - May 23 2015
7 night minimum stay
€2,500
 
 
Mid Season
May 24 2015 - Jun 20 2015
7 night minimum stay
€3,200
 
 
High Season
Jun 21 2015 - Sep 5 2015
7 night minimum stay
€3,900
 
 
Low Season
Sep 6 2015 - Dec 12 2015
7 night minimum stay
€2,500
 
 
Holiday Season
Dec 13 2015 - Jan 9 2016
7 night minimum stay
€3,900
 

Additional information about rental rates

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Refundable damage deposit €800
Notes *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.
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Amenities

Amenities

Olivella Villa Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • villa (detached)
Meals:
  • Catering available
  • Breakfast - Booking Possible
  • Lunch - Booking Possible
  • Dinner - Booking Possible
Floor Area:
  • 350 m²
Location Type:
  • Mountain
  • Near The Ocean
  • Rural
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Luxury
  • Romantic
General:
  • Activities Guide
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Alarm Clock
  • Baby Gate
  • Basic Soaps
  • Broadband Access
  • Clothes Dryer
  • 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 ...
  • 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 ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 8 people
Bathrooms:
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • master bathroom - toilet , combination tub/shower , shower , bidet , large 2 person bath, 2 sinks
    guest bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower , bidet
    guest bathroom 2 - toilet , shower
    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 king , 2 twin/ single , master bathroom (large bath, shower, 2 sinks),walk-in closet
    double guestroom - 1 double
    Studio - 2 twin/ single , open loft space
    guestroom - 2 twin/ single
    guestroom 2 - 2 twin/ single , Bunk beds
    children's room - 1 king , 2 twin/ single , 2 child bed , Curious George theme
  • Master bedroom en suite with master bathroom and walk-in closet
Entertainment:
  • Books ...
  • Books for Adults
  • Books for Kids
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Games for Kids
  • MP3 Dock
  • Music Library
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • VCR
  • Video Games ...
  • Video Library ...
Outside:
  • Balcony
  • Barbecue
  • Beach Chairs
  • Beach Towels
  • Beach Umbrellas
  • Binoculars
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Deck Furniture
  • Golf ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Furniture
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Patio
  • Porch / Veranda
  • Porch Furniture
  • Sand Box
  • Tennis ...
  • Terrace
  • Unscreened Porch / Veranda
  • Wood Deck
  • Yard
  • 8 garden chairs
  • 4 beach chairs
Suitability:
  • Events Allowed
  • Groups
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Low Allergen Environment
  • children welcome
  • limited accessibility ...
  • non smoking only
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
Pool / Spa:
  • Outdoor Pool
  • Private Pool ...
Onsite Services:
  • Housekeeper
  • Private Chef
Attractions:
  • autumn foliage
  • bay/sound
  • caves
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • forests
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • nude beach
  • playground
  • pond
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • winery tours
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback 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 small game
  • jet skiing
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • paragliding
  • pier fishing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • spelunking
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
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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