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Large villa near Sitges beaches. Private pool. Amazing views.

Bedrooms 9
Half Baths1
Space 6,458 sq. ft.
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 4 - 7 nights


About the property

9 bedrooms, 8 bathrooms, sleeps 22. Glorious location. Chef service. Housekeeper

Welcome to this wonderful family home.

Can Marcer de la Penya is a 17th century country house that once produced 140,000 litres of wine a year. It has now been restored to a high standard, but with care to maintain much of its original character.

The rooms are large, many with their original wooden beams and floor tiles. Outside is a large terrace that runs the length of the villa with wooden garden tables and chairs for outside dining, served by a large BBQ area. There is also a lawned Pavillion garden which is perfect for wedding ceremonies or a great space with marvellous views for outside dining for special celebrations. The private swimming pool can be heated if desired and has a wide steps and is fenced making it wonderful for children.

The villa is available to rent for groups of either up to 22 people or outside July and August we also rent the villa to smaller groups. (Prices adjusted accordingly, contact us for details)


We're in a fantastic location

- Great for walks or picturesque bike rides in the Garraf Natural Park opposite.

- Only 40 minutes drive to the culture and shops of Barcelona,

- 30 minutes to the airport,

- 10 minutes to Sitges beaches, water sports, sailing, horse riding and golf courses,

- 5 minutes from tennis courts and 20 minutes to the famous Penedes & Cava wine regions where you can go on wine tours to famous Freixenet, Cordoniu and Torres vineyards.

This is a quiet and rural setting with stunning views of the Garraf Natural Park and the sea at Sitges, yet just 5 minutes from shops, bars and restaurants.


- 9 spacious bedrooms and 8 bathrooms.

- Sleeps 22

- 4000m2 / 13,100 sq. ft gardens and terraces

- 650m2 / 2132 sq. ft internal living area

- Private, heated, swimming pool


- The Housekeeper will be at the villa to welcome you and to provide support throughout your stay.

- Luxury linen, bath and pool towels

- Maid Service

- Final check-out clean and laundry included

- Free WIFI up to 7.5Gb

- Hairdryers in all bathrooms

- Water, coffee, tea, milk, sugar, salt, pepper, herbs, hand soap, washing powder, dishwasher tablets, washing up liquid, toilet rolls to get you started

- 2 baby cots

- 2 high chairs


- Two fully equipped kitchens - 2 ovens, 4 fridges, 2 freezers, 2 microwaves, coffee makers, cafetieres, dishwasher, toasters, kettles and plates, glasses, bowls, cutlery, platters, mugs, pots and pans enough for everyone.

- Washing machine, iron and ironing board

- Two large living rooms with flat screen TV, Satellite TV and 100s of DVDs, games and books

- Games room with table tennis and pool table.


- Two dining rooms inside, one of which seats up to 22 Guests

- The dining terrace outside overlooks the Garraf park and the sea and seats 22 Guests.

- Wedding ceremonies may be held under the lawned pavilion area.

- For large celebrations with up to 80 people you can hire tables or a marquee which can be set up on the terrace, in front of the house or on the pavilion lawn next to the pool.


- Private swimming pool ( which can be heated when temperatures are above 12 degrees centigrade for an extended swimming season).

- BBQ and Bar area

- Outdoor dining and chill out area

- Parking area outside the villa and a private car park for up to 6 cars.


- The Garraf Suite - 3 single beds: 2m x 0.9m.

- The Pedrera Bedroom - 3 single beds: 2m x 0.9m.

- The Penedes Bedroom - Double bed: 1.9m x 1.4m and two singles: 2m x 0.9m.

- The Poblet Suite - 3 single beds: 2m x 0.9m.

- The Cardona Bedroom - King size bed: 2.0m x 1.5m.

- The Manresa Bedroom - King size bed: 2m x 1.5m.

- The Montblanc Bedroom - Two singles: 2m x 0.9m.

- The Ripoll Bedroom - Double bed: 2.0m x 1.4m.

- The Montserrat Suite - Super King size double

- All have ensuite bathrooms except Mont Blanc that shares with Ripoll


- Extra beds

- Pool heating when temps reach 12 degrees centigrade


- Chef Service - breakfast, lunch, BBQ, dinner - sample menus available

- Grocery shopping before arrival

- Airport pickups/drop offs

- Babysitting

- Rubbish collection

- Extra Maid Service


Can Marcer de la Penya is a marvellous place to hold a special celebration such a wedding, BBQ, anniversary, birthday or business training course.

If you are planning a special occasion contact us for information on our Exclusive Events Packages


- Hiking, Horse riding and Mountain Biking in the Garraf Natural Park

- Swimming, Sailing, Windsurfing, Jetskiing at the beaches of Sitges or Vilanova i la Geltru

- Hectic Sitges night life - lots of great restaurants, clubs and bars

- Kayaking and canoeing at Siurana

- Tennis and Padel in Sant Pere de Ribes club

- Wine and cava tours to Sant Sadurni and El Priorat

- Visits to local food and antiques markets in Vilafranca and Sant Cugat

- Visits to monasteries such as Montserrat, Poblet, Santes Creus, and Ripoll

- Cultural tours to Roman and Medieval towns and castles such as Solsona, Cardona, Tarragona and Mont Blanc

- Wonderful boutiques and Catalan designer brands in Sitges and Barcelona

We look forward to welcoming you to Can Marcer de la Penya!

More Details

Property Manager
Ginette Lytton
Member since: 2015
Speaks: english, french, spanish
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
August 14, 2017

About Ginette Lytton

We're an English family from London. Our son was born in Madrid and we lived in Barcelona since 2000. We bought this Catalan masia (large country house) in 2001. When we arrived there was a tiny kitchen with only a stone sink and a cold tap. Most of the cooking was done on the open fireplace in the dining room. Every room had swallows nesting in them and we had to wait for the birds to hatch and learn to fly before we could start painting. The birds used to peck on the windows in the morning for us to let them in. There was one shower with only a hot tap so we had to wash in buckets.

Built in 1605 this was a wine producing house surrounded by vineyards. Every year we enjoy making new improvements to the house. We hope you have a wonderful stay!

Ginette Lytton purchased this villa in 2001

Why Ginette Lytton chose Garraf - Costa Dorada

We chose this area because we have the best of every world - Barcelona is a great city full of culture and great design and architecture, by the sea yet only a couple of hours drive to go skiing. We chose the house because we are in a quite rural location with beautiful walks into the hills, yet a stone's throw from all the bars, fashion and beaches of Sitges. The airport is only 30 minutes away and Barcelona 40 mins away so its a fantastic location and well communicated.

There are so many places to visit - vineyards, monasteries, cava bodegas, water parks and port aventura, wonderful Catalan Medieval towns, Montserrat mountains and monastery as well as to the Buddhist Monastery in the Garraf Natural Park both of which are wonderful for walking.

What makes this villa unique

The great thing about the house is that you can happily have 20 + people staying, yet everyone can find their own space without feeling on top of eachother. The kids always have something to do and can run around to their hearts content.

Once you get to the house, you can really relax - it is a world of its own where you can just enjoy yourself without any real need to go anywhere else if you don't feel like it.

Guestbook comments from the manager

Hello Ginette,

It already seems ages ago but we had such a good time at your property. We loved the house and it's incredible you can have nine really nice bed rooms and still you hardly hear each other. We loved the location and just had a very good time! Your two house keepers were just wonderful - they really made our stay perfect.

Thank you very much and I might contact you again for next year!

All the best,

Pieter, The Netherlands
Sep 2013
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Sitges Villa Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • villa
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 6458 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 22 ...
  • Min. age of primary renter: 32 ...
  • Children welcome ...
  • Parties/events not allowed ...
  • Pets considered ...
  • Non smoking only ...
  • Events, parties and Guests not listed on the booking form are only allowed by prior arrangement with the Homeowner
  • It is important for safety and security that you follow the House Rules referred to in the Booking Agreement we will provide.
Location Type:
  • Beach
  • Near The Ocean
  • Rural
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Washing Machine
  • Free Wifi
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 21 people
  • 8 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Ripoll bathroom - toilet , shower , bidet
    Manresa Bathroom - toilet , shower
    Cardona Bathroom - toilet , shower
    Montserrat Bathroom - toilet , combination tub/shower , shower , bidet
    Pedrera Bathroom - toilet , shower , bidet
    Poblet Bathroom - toilet , shower
    Penedes Bathroom - toilet , shower
    Garraf Bathroom - toilet , shower , bidet
    Guest washroom - toilet
  • All ensuite bathrooms 1: Walk-in Shower/Bidet/WC/Basin 2: Shower/Bidet/WC/Basin 3: Bath/WC/Basin 4: Shower/WC/Basin 5: Shower/WC/Basin 6: Shower/WC/Basin 7: Walk-in shower/bidet/basin/WC (shared w/bedrm 7) 8: Lge bath/shower/double basin/bidet/WC 9. Single WC
  • 9 Bedrooms, Sleeps 22
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king , 1 baby crib
    Bedroom 2 - 3 twin/ single
    Bedroom 3 - 1 double , 2 twin/ single
    Bedroom 4 - 3 twin/ single
    Bedroom 5 - 1 double
    Bedroom 6 - 1 double
    Bedroom 7 - 1 double , 1 twin/ single
    Bedroom 8 - 1 double
    Bedroom 9 - 1 king
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps up to 21 (9 Bedrooms) Notes on bedrooms: Bedroom 1: king size double bed Bedroom 2: 3 singles Bedroom 3: double & 2 singles Bedroom 4: three singles (in two adjoining rooms) Bedroom 5: double Bedroom 6: double Bedroom 7: double & 1 single Bedroom 8: double Bedroom 9: king size double
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Game Room
  • Games
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Pool Table
  • Stereo
  • Toys
  • Video Library
  • Deck / Patio
  • Golf ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Tennis ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Heated Pool
  • Private Pool
Onsite Services:
  • Private Chef
  • caves
  • forests
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • golf
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • sailing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing
Notes on accommodation: Fans are provided in all the rooms. The house is suitable for large groups, families or special occasions with great facilities for adults, teenagers and/or children and the room for everyone to have their own space to relax and enjoy themselves. Outside: The private, heated swimming pool is 10x4.5m - heated from when temperatures rise above 12 degrees Centigrade. Built in BBQ makes cooking fun and easy and lots of seating outside for al fresco dining with stunning views down to the sea. Utility Room: Washing machine and dryer. 2 ironing boards, iron, clothes horses. Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: Bath and pool towels and linen are included. Also two cots and bedding for babies. Final clean is included plus mid week Maid Service 2 hours per day. Other: Games room - big room with table tennis table, pool table, games, sofas


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Large villa near Sitges beaches. Private pool. Amazing views.
average rating of 4.6666665 based on 12 reviews

Exceptional large villa near Barcelona!

  • 5 of 5

Where to start with this gem of a property!! What an amazing week this was for myself and my 16 family members. One that we will never forget! This beautifully presented Spanish property is everything a large family/group should require when looking to get away and seek some of the beautiful Spanish sunshine we were lucky enough to have had.

The support and help from the two hosts Ginette and Paul was excellent, always quick to reply to any enquiries and extremely helpful which is always reassuring when organising large groups! Nothing is ever too much hassle.

On our arrival we were greeted by Jana, the housekeeper of this property. An extremely helpful, polite and approachable lady who ensures that everything runs smoothly during your stay. We were shown a tour of the property which helped give us time to get our 'bearings' of the villa and ask any questions. Once again nothing was ever too much hassle and we were made to feel at home from the moment we arrived.

The villa layout is excellent, with a main kitchen and lounge located in the centre of the property. All of the bedrooms are magnificent and quirky in their own way, giving each room it's own personality. The villa as a whole was spotless... Jana and the ladies obviously work very hard in the short turn around prior to new parties arriving.

The outside space (where we spent most of our time) is outstanding. The large dining room table offers a perfect location for family meals and late evening gatherings with beautiful scenic views of the surrounding park. The pool it must be said is the focal point during the day, and a beautiful one of which it must be said. With plenty of shaded seating it makes a perfect location for long summer days.

The local shops are only a 5 - 10 minute drive away, making it easy to fill the fridge of everything you need. A car is essential!

Overall a stunning villa that offered us everything we wanted for a special family occasion, one of which we could not recommend more highly.

  • Submitted: Aug 5, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for such lovely comments, and for looking after the villa so well. We are so pleased that you enjoyed your stay. You are very welcome anytime. All the best Ginette
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Great place for a family reunion

  • 5 of 5

We were delighted to have found the perfect property after many hours looking on line for somewhere to celebrate 3 family birthdays. Jana and Maria and her daughter went out of their way to welcome us and Maria's catering was excellent. The property has something for everyone of all ages, from games room to a heated pool. Set in a private location with stunning views of the hills and yet only 30 minutes from Barcelona and even closer to Sitges. Lots of walks in the surrounding area. The property itself is charming with loads of history and a family home atmosphere. With modern bathrooms and plenty of hot water everyone was happy. Would definitely recommend it for large groups.

  • Submitted: May 4, 2015
  • Stayed: Apr 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for coming to stay at Can marcer de la Penya. We are very happy you enjoyed yourselves after so much preparation and planning which all turned out brilliantly. Thank you also for looking after our home so well - it is great to share it with guests like you! We hope to welcome you again soon. All the best
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I loved this villa and location!

  • 4 of 5

The owner was helpful, flexible and very accomodating.

The villa is full of quirky charm, each of the bedrooms having its own appeal and all but one its own great ensuite. The decor and furnishings are lovely and ecclectic giving a real home from home feel and comfort.

The local staff too are proffessional, friendly and helpful and a local cook, María, cooked & served us a couple of wonderful and very generous meals by private arrangement.

The pool was heated to a perfect temperature and, late April, we were lucky the weather was sunny and warm throughout, so we were able to use it daily.

The views & birdsong are fabulous and it is a very tranquil spot, (though a short drive to lively Sitges & Barcelona), and you can take walks in the national park straight from the premises.

We were 14 in our party and very comfortbly accomodated at dinning tables both in and outdoors and in the 9 bedrooms. My bed and linnen, atleast, was deliciously comfortable.

We had a wonderful holiday and I am very happy to eagerly recommend this villa to others.

Car is essential and i recommend SatNav.

  • Submitted: May 2, 2015
  • Stayed: Apr 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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Fantastic venue for a group holiday or reunion

  • 4 of 5

A beautiful villa, wonderful location and stunning views - thoroughly recommended!

We were a group of 9 European colleagues who stayed in the villa for a team-building event, so the size of the place was perfect and it had all of the facilities and equipment that we needed. It is a truly stunning building, with much cachet and packed full of history, and set in a beautiful, peaceful location in the mountains. The owner Ginette was very kind and helpful. Jana and Philippa looked after us extremely well and are clearly passionate about the villa. It would make a fantastic venue for a group holiday or reunion!

The European business team.

  • Submitted: Sep 20, 2012
  • Stayed: Sep 2012
  • Source: HomeAway
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Superb & highly recommended - An owner who cares

  • 5 of 5

Superb accommodation with an owner who will go out of her way to accommodate your requests.

Pictures really do not do this property justice - it is breathtaking. We had a party of 17 people and there was plenty of room for all of us. Excellent pool with fantastic views and a great games room. The property is maintained to a very high standard and the local team are always available should you need them. Jana, the housekeeper, and her husband Dirk could not have been more helpful. I would certainly recommend requesting a guided tour or two from Dirk - he organised horse riding, a visit to Montserrat and wine tasting for us and made the whole experience so easy and pleasurable. Ginette also organised a wonderful BBQ for my daughter's 21st birthday. Whilst walking back from the local restaurant we also saw wild boar.

We came back from Can Marce feeling refreshed and full of wonderful memories. The house was the perfect location for our family reunion and I would not hesitate to recommend it for a perfect stay in a wonderful location.

  • Submitted: Jul 10, 2012
  • Stayed: Jun 2012
  • Source: HomeAway
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Perfect Villa

  • 5 of 5

We have spent a great week in Villa Can Marcer de Penya. The Villa is just beautiful and the garden too. It is very safe for children and the game room is very useful. Everything was very cleaned when we came in and we have been warmly welcomed by the home manager. The bedrooms are nicely decorated and huge. The two living-rooms has a large choice of DVDs and allow everyone to have its own privacy. We had an excellent stay!!

  • Submitted: Aug 5, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: Abritel, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
29.8 Kilometres
Barcelona - El Prat Airport
Nearest Barpub
1 Kilometres
Can Lloses
Nearest Restaurant
1 Kilometres
Can Lloses
Nearest Beach
1.9 Kilometres
Sitges Beach


15 mins driving to Catalan seaside resort of Sitges. 7 large golden beaches with great facilities. Surfing can be good in the off season period. Beautiful tree lined promenade with restaurants, bars and boutiques.

15 minutes drive from Vilanova i la Geltru - mostly Catalan, bigger beaches than Sitges, less busy in the summer, beach front lined with promenade, restaurants and bars


Barcelona international airport 35 mins drive (Easyjet, Jet2. BA). Reus (Tarragona) airport 45 mins drive (Ryanair). Girona Barcelona airport 100 mins drive (Ryanair). Use of car essential - 10 minute walk to nearest restaurant/bar. 20 minute walk to nearest town.


Sant Pere de Ribes (nearest town) 5-10 minutes drive. Sitges (nearest beach resort) 10-15 minutes drive. Barcelona center 45 minutes drive or 40 minutes in 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 hills with Benedictine monastery) 1 hr drive.

Further Details:

Sant Pere de Ribes nearest town 10 minutes drive: has supermarket, modern large public swimming pool, gym, saunas, jacuzzi and tennis courts. Can Lloses 10 minute walk - famous local restaurant with a bar.


Rates & Availability

Sitges Villa Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Jul/Sep 2017
Jun 15 2017 - Sep 1 2017
7 night minimum stay
Autumn 2017
Sep 2 2017 - Oct 27 2017
4 night minimum stay
Winter 2017
Oct 28 2017 - Dec 22 2017
4 night minimum stay
Christmas/New Year
Dec 23 2017 - Jan 5 2018
5 night minimum stay
Jan - March 2018
Jan 6 2018 - Mar 23 2018
4 night minimum stay
Easter 2018
Mar 24 2018 - Apr 6 2018
5 night minimum stay
Spring 2018
Apr 7 2018 - Apr 27 2018
4 night minimum stay
Early Summer 2018
Apr 28 2018 - Jun 1 2018
4 night minimum stay
Summer 2018
Jun 2 2018 - Aug 31 2018
7 night minimum stay
Autumn 2018
Sep 1 2018 - Nov 2 2018
4 night minimum stay
Winter 2018
Nov 3 2018 - Dec 14 2018
4 night minimum stay
Christmas 2018/New Year
Dec 15 2018 - Jan 4 2019
5 night minimum stay
Jan-Mar 2019
Jan 5 2019 - Apr 12 2019
4 night minimum stay
Easter 2019
Apr 13 2019 - Apr 26 2019
5 night minimum stay
Early Summer 2019
Apr 27 2019 - May 31 2019
4 night minimum stay
Summer 2019
Jun 1 2019 - Aug 30 2019
7 night minimum stay
Autumn 2019
Aug 31 2019 - Nov 1 2019
4 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
5 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Reduced prices for smaller groups off peak season

To complete your reservation you need to:
- pay the Accommodation Fee
- pay a £1500 Refundable Security Deposit via PayPal one week before your stay.
- complete a booking agreement

Services include:
- The Housekeeper will welcome you and provide support throughout your stay.
- Luxury linen, bath and pool towels
- Maid Service twice per week for 2 hours
- Final check-out clean
- Free WIFI up to 7.5Gb
- 2 Cots and 2 High Chairs
- Basic provisions to get you started

Extra Services
- Pool heating when temps over 12 degrees
- Extra beds

Extra Third Party Services:
- Chef Service - breakfast, lunch, BBQ, dinner - sample menus available
- Extra Maid Service
- Grocery shopping before arrival
- Airport pickups
- Babysitting

Can Marcer de la Penya is a marvellous place to hold a special celebration such a wedding, BBQ, anniversary, birthday or business training course. If you would like more information on our Exclusive Events Packages please contact us.

Manager's Cancellation Policy

  • Canceled bookings will not receive a refund
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