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Alice and Richard at Villa Alicia

Member since: 2008
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Speaks: english, french, spanish, russian

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

10 Reviews
Sleeps13
Bedrooms 5
Bathrooms3
Half Baths1
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 7 nights

Overview

Garraf - Costa Dorada Villa Rental Photos and Description

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
  • Singles
  • children welcome
  • limited accessibility
  • non smoking only
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
Alice and Richard at Villa Alicia (Owner)
Member since: 2008
Call Owner
Speaks: english, french, spanish, russian

Guestbook comments from the owner

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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Reviews

5
based on 10 traveler reviews

Modern Villa in National Park, near Sitges, 15min to beaches, 35min to Barcelona
average rating of 5.0 based on 11 reviews
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
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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5

Exceptional villa and views!

  • 5 of 5

We have stayed in several VRBO properties and have been very satisfied. This villa is exceptional: modern, spacious, beautifully designed and built and perfectly maintained. The owner helped with whatever we asked, like booking a local chef one evening. Great meal of local dishes. I highly recommend doing this! The views of the nature all around recharged our tired bodies. We were 2 families of 4, plus 2 grandparents and had plenty of space both inside and out to really enjoy our stay. We would love to return! Maybe next year...

  • Submitted: Dec 11, 2015
  • Stayed: Jul 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are glad that you enjoyed yourselves. Thank you for your visit. Richard and Alice
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5

Superb spacious villa

  • 5 of 5

This wonderful home met all of our expectations and more. It's an impressive and expansive villa situated in a beautiful national park. A great place for a vacation in an area is which not overly commercialized or touristy. We thoroughly enjoyed our stay at the villa and were impressed with the quality of furnishings and the range of appliances for our use. Everything in the villa is well maintained. The villa and very tastefully decorated, yet homely and comfortable. The location was wonderful to not only explore Barcelona but also the coast to the south. We recommend Villa Alicia to anyone looking for luxury villa accommodation. Thank you for letting us use your home.

  • Submitted: Nov 27, 2015
  • Stayed: Jul 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Many thanks for your kind words and you are very welcome. Richard
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5

Relax and Enjoy

  • 5 of 5

Thanks for a most relaxing and enjoyable "escape" from reality! Our families spent a week at this wonderful listing. The house was beautiful with plenty of space for everyone. The livingroom was especially open and bright. Great location in nature and fabulous for our beach lovers. The owner was very friendly and answered all of our questions before and after our arrival. A flawless visit from start to finish and above and beyond our expectations. I would absolutely recommend this listing for anyone seeking a relaxing experience. Hopefully we can visit again.

  • Submitted: Mar 21, 2015
  • Stayed: Aug 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your kind words. We are happy that you enjoyed yourselves and are welcome to return any time.
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5

life in the clouds

  • 5 of 5

The house is probably a mile above sea level. The sky is 360 degrees around you. Two night time electric storms provided unforgettable light shows. This, you might have guessed is no ordinary house and no common location. You are perched high on a mountain in a National Park. ( it is not secluded; three or four dozen other lovely houses form a town on the mount)

We stayed two weeks in September. The weather was always warm and sunny. The house is outfitted perfectly, there is nothing wanting. The host is diligent and always available, although his preparation is complete and we needed nothing but some guidance when the power failed briefly in one of those wonderful brilliant storms. I needed help in reengaging the circuit breaker. Richard was always on the spot. Nice feeling in a foreign land.

We had a special two weeks in the villa. In our ten years of renting this was by far our most pleasurable experience. How often do you get a chance to live in the clouds.

  • Submitted: Oct 28, 2014
  • Stayed: Sep 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for your kind words. I've checked with our architect and he informs me that the living room is 272 meters (892 feet) above sea level. :-)
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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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Map

Nearest Airport
11 Miles
El Prat - Barcelona
Nearest Barpub
300 Metres
Desu
Nearest Ferry
5 Miles
Port Ginesta
Nearest Golf
14 Miles
Sitges
Nearest Train
6 Miles
Castelldefels Platja
Nearest Motorway
6 Miles
C31 / C32
Nearest Restaurant
300 Metres
Desu
Nearest Ski
120 Miles
La Molina/Andorra
Nearest Beach
5 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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Rates & Availability

Olivella Villa Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Owner accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
Mid Season
May 22 2016 - Jun 18 2016
7 night minimum stay
$3,569
 
 
High Season
Jun 19 2016 - Sep 10 2016
7 night minimum stay
$4,349
 
 
Low Season
Sep 11 2016 - Dec 10 2016
7 night minimum stay
$2,565
 
 
Holiday Season
Dec 11 2016 - Jan 14 2017
7 night minimum stay
$4,349
 
 
My Standard Rate
7 night minimum stay
$4,349
 

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/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. Rates in Spain are higher than in US/UK.

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Amenities

Garraf - Costa Dorada 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
  • 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 ...
  • Tumble Dryer
  • 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
  • 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
  • Singles
  • 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
  • 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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