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

Bedrooms 5
Half Baths1
Space 3,229 sq. ft.
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 7 nights


About the property

Stylish 5 Bedroom Home near Sitges with Modern Garden,Terrace and Swimming pool.

Escape civilization in Plana Novella. Enjoy stunning views of the mountains and peace and tranquillity rarely found along the Spanish coast. Located in a secluded neighbourhood in the middle of a national park, only 6 miles to popular coast and 8 miles to the beautiful town and beaches of Sitges. Swimming pool, child-friendly 5 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms; tile and slate floors throughout, a large (40m2) master bedroom with en-suite bathroom overlooking the property, open living and dining rooms with 2 way fireplace, modern kitchen, second living-room/chill-out room with massive fireplace on the ground floor, several terraces around the property for privacy, petanque/bocce court for leisurely afternoon fun. Completed to the highest standard in 2013, it is fully equipped w/ broadband internet, WIFI, Wii video game console, sat TV, stereo, A/C, heating, washing machine, dryer, dishwasher, induction stove, convection oven, microwave, 2 fridges, and a family-sized Weber BBQ. Come celebrate any holiday in Garraf! For more photos and information please visit:

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-017769

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 modernised 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 artefacts.

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-017769

Alice and Richard at Villa Laura
Member since: 2008
Speaks: english, french, spanish, russian
Response time:
Within a few hours
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Calendar last updated:
February 20, 2018

About Alice and Richard at Villa Laura

We acquired this dream country home four years ago. We fully restored the exterior of the building and used our skills as world travelers to turn the interior into 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 to see our other beautiful villa, Villa Alicia.

Alice and Richard at Villa Laura purchased this villa in 2013

Why Alice and Richard at Villa Laura 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 thickness of the walls keeps it cool during the hot summer months.


Olivella Villa Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • villa
  • Catering available
  • Breakfast - Booking Possible
  • Lunch - Booking Possible
  • Dinner - Booking Possible
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 3229 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 9:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 12
  • Max. adults: 12
  • Children welcome ...
  • Parties/events allowed
  • Pets not allowed ...
  • Non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • Mountain
  • Near The Ocean
  • Rural
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Baby Gate
  • Fireplace ...
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 8 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • master bathroom - toilet , combination tub/shower , tub , shower , bidet , En suite with master bedroom
    guest bathroom 1 - toilet , shower , bidet , Located on main floor
    guest bathroom 2 - toilet , Toilet and sink, located on ground floor
  • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 12
  • master bedroom - 1 king , 2 twin/ single , 2 child bed , 2 baby crib , master bathroom (large bath, shower, sink)
    double guestroom - 1 king , 2 twin/ single , 1 Extra Lg Double and/or 2 singles
    guestroom - 1 king , 1 Extra Lg Double or 2 singles
    guestroom 2 - 2 twin/ single , bunk beds
    guestroom 3 - 2 king , 2 twin/ single , 1 Extra Lg Double or 2 singles, access to garden
  • Many different combinations can be setup (extra cots, kid's beds, singles, doubles, etc.), depending on wishes of the guests.
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • MP3 Dock
  • Music Library
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • Video Games ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Balcony ...
  • Beach Umbrellas
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Deck Furniture
  • Golf ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Furniture
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Porch / Veranda ...
  • Porch Furniture
  • Tennis ...
  • Yard
  • Groups
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Singles
Pool / Spa:
  • Private Pool ...
Onsite Services:
  • Housekeeping
  • Private Chef
  • 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
  • jet skiing
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • paragliding
  • pier fishing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • sound/bay fishing
  • spelunking
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
Child friendly environment, plenty of toys and activities. Large outdoor sandbox. Garden area for relaxing. Terrace for dining, dancing, relaxing. Hammock ready to be enjoyed. Baby cots and high chairs available. 2 children's beds available.


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Classic Villa in National Park, near Sitges,15min to beaches,35min to Barcelona
average rating of 4.923077 based on 13 reviews

Everything we wanted in a holiday home

  • 5 of 5

We are a family of 11 and spent a fabulous week in this beautiful villa this summer. When we arrived, Richard, the owner, showed us around and explained everything. He was available by phone anytime we needed anything.

The house has an impressive master bedroom and bathroom taking up most of the top floor! And the garden was wonderfully designed with plenty of space for the kids to play and hide.

We also liked the location. A fifteen-minute drive to the local beaches and supermarkets. But really relaxing and nice to be away from the hustle and bustle of the city since the place is located above the coast.

Overall a fab holiday in Spain. We will be recommending this villa to friends and family!

  • Submitted: Oct 20, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Glad to help you feel at home. We try to give our guests plenty of suggestions on how to enjoy the area where we have lived for the last 15 years. Cheers, Richard
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Perfect retreat from civilization

  • 5 of 5

Such style and elegance. We spent a wonderful and peaceful week in this beautiful villa over the Christmas holiday. Both fireplaces roaring, music playing, felt like home. Only nicer! Would like to return in summer to enjoy the inviting pool and garden.

  • Submitted: Feb 14, 2018
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Many thanks for your kind words. We are happy that you enjoyed yourselves.
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Perfect retreat from civilization

  • 5 of 5

Such style and elegance. We spent a wonderful and peaceful week in this beautiful villa over the Christmas holiday. Both fireplaces roaring, music playing, felt like home. Only nicer! Would like to return in summer to enjoy the inviting pool and garden.

  • Submitted: Feb 14, 2018
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Fantastic Villa with stunning views of mountains

  • 5 of 5

Welcome to Villa Laura, a new truly beautiful villa with stunning views of the nature park. The house is in a quiet residential area with a nearby restaurant. The pool and garden a joy and the house a treat. We were met at the property by the owner who showed us around and offered plentiful information. Now 6 adults and 4 kids have returned home, reluctantly, having spent 2 marvelous weeks at this villa.

  • Submitted: Oct 11, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for being thoughtful guests. Your families are always welcome in our home. Richard and Alice
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Beautiful, scenic property

  • 5 of 5

My extended family spent a week here with two other couples. The location and house are amazing! It was everything the photos promised and so much more. I don't have enough words to describe how absolutely wonderful the home is, from the stylish decor to the fully equipped kitchen. We enjoyed the pool area in the evenings with the kids staying up late. This was an extremely relaxing vacation and we would definitely stay here again. 100% recommended without a doubt.

  • Submitted: Feb 14, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for visiting our home. It was a pleasure. Cheers, Richard&Alice
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"Comfortable and elegant"

  • 5 of 5

Our family stayed at the property for one week this summer and loved it so much that we just booked it for next year. The house itself is elegant, perfectly decorated, comfortable, quiet, and with a great garden. Richard, the owner and host, made it even more wonderful by giving useful recommendations, arranging a private chef, and going out of his way to make us feel at home. We travel quite a bit and this was one of the best vacations we ever had. Thanks Richard! See you next year.

  • Submitted: Nov 27, 2015
  • Stayed: July 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Many thanks. Our goal is happy guests and it's always nice to hear that we succeeded. See you next year!
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Nearest Airport
11 Miles
El Prat - Barcelona
Nearest Barpub
30 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
30 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, snorkelling, 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.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

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

  • Canceled bookings will not receive a refund