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Close to Barcelona, cosy holiday apartment in a country house amidst vineyards

Sleeps2
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms1
Space 828 sq. ft.
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 3 nights

Overview

About the property

In the former separated vine-growing estate with fantastic panoramic view of the natural reserve Garraf and the sea in the distance, our pretty, comfortable holiday apartment is located with large living & dining room, open kitchen, richly equipped, double bedroom & bathroom. All rooms have large southern windows with access to the nice, large terrace with terrace furniture and divan beds above the vineyards. The apartment has satellite TV, hairdryer, iron & central heating, washing machine, ironing board, games are also available. It offers room for 2 adults (children for security reasons only from the age of 12).


Owner
Monika Asensi
Member since: 2007
Speaks: english, french, german, spanish
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
September 24, 2017

Map

Nearest Airport
45 Kilometres
Barcelona
Nearest Ferry
45 Kilometres
Barcelona
Nearest Golf
20 Kilometres
Sitges
Nearest Train
6 Kilometres
Vilafranca del Penedès
Nearest Motorway
5 Kilometres
Vilafranca del Penedès
Nearest Restaurant
2 Kilometres
Avinyonet del Penedès
Nearest Beach
20 Kilometres
Sitges, Vilanova i La Geltrú
Car: necessary

Recreate in absolute tranquillity amidst vineyards, pine woods, rosemary & thyme. Directly at the house there is a marked hiking trail & if you feel like enjoying the sea & beach, Sitges and Vilanova with wonderful family beaches are only 20 km away. Or you can visit Barcelona (35 km), Tarragona (50 km).

Golf: Several golf courts are reachable in 30 minutes. Club de Golf Sant Cugat, one of Spain’s oldest courts, 21 wholes, Par 70, adequate for every level, equipment rentable, open the year round. Real Club de Golf El Prat in Terrassa, 45 wholes, 72 Par, a very noble, manifold and entertaining course, swimming pool, tennis, equipment rentable, to be played all year, national and international tournaments. Can Cuyàs, San Feliu de Llobregat, 9 wholes, 3 Par, equipment rentable, open year round.

The property is located on the Garraf Nature Reserve:

With an extension of more than 12,000 hectares and a radius that includes up to nine of the region’s towns, the Garraf Nature Reserve is one of the most important biological reserves in Catalonia.

With a particular orography that combines the white of the limestone with low areas full of vineyards and dry stone walls, the Reserve offers a varied sampling of Mediterranean fauna and flora.

With regard to the flora, fundamentally comprised of large areas of scrubland, worth noting are the palm (an almost native and abundant species in the area), reeds (a plant that is hard to find outside the Reserve) and other species of African origin. We can also find less exotic shrubs, such as the mastic or the kermes oak.

The further we go into the Reserve, the scrubland makes way for woodlands. Thanks to their number and colorfulness, the Holm oak and Aleppo pine forests deserve a special mention. As for the fauna, there aren’t many species that have managed to make this area their own. We can find birds such as the blackbird and other less-known birds like the wheatear, the Ortelan bunting or the crested lark, and even the eagle or the falcon. We can also find species that have adapted their African origin to the area’s conditions: horseshoe whip snakes, vipers or salamanders. The Reserve’s geological characteristics have also led to the existence of species used to cavernous environments, for example the greater horseshoe bat. The most popular sports activity done here is spelunking, but it’s also great for climbing, trekking and mountain biking. Using the itineraries, which have different levels of difficulty, you can get to know all the Reserve’s different corners in depth. The Fondo de Vallgrassa itinerary allows you to enjoy excellent views of the massif and its surroundings, and the Masíes del Garraf itinerary takes you around the farmhouses scattered about the territory. And also in the center of the Reserve is the unique Plana Novella complex (a Buddhist Monastery).

There is also a sensory itinerary for the blind, where contact with the Reserve is strengthened by working with the stimuli that senses like hearing and smell can offer. Accessible for people with functional diversity, accommodations, parking and picnic area.

Travel time by car: 15 minutes.

You can go: by car, on foot.

La Pleta, Information Office

http://parcs.diba.cat/web/garraf

Tel: (+34) 935 971 819

p.garraf@diba.cat

GPS X: 1.898861, Y: 41.338669

Amenities

Avinyonet del Penedès Apartment Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • apartment (detached)
Building Type:
  • chateau / country house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 828 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 2
  • Not suitable for children
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Mountain
  • Rural
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Farm Holidays
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
General:
  • Activities Guide
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Dialup Access
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Sofa Bed
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
Kitchen:
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Kitchen
  • Kitchenette
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom - toilet , shower , bidet
Bedrooms:
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 2
  • Bedroom - 1 queen
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Games for Kids
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
Outside:
  • Balcony
  • Beach Chairs
  • Beach Towels
  • Golf
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Screen Porch / Veranda
  • Terrace
  • Unscreened Porch / Veranda
  • 2 garden chairs
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Low Allergen Environment
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Onsite Services:
  • Massage
Attractions:
  • caves
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • forests
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • nude beach
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • theme parks
  • winery tours
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • outlet shopping
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing
Notes:
The holiday apartment is for security reasons not practical for children under the age of 12. Since the property is steep and the massively fenced balcony hangs above a wine terrace, parents are liable for their children.

Reviews

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Close to Barcelona, cosy holiday apartment in a country house amidst vineyards
average rating of 4.9859157 based on 71 reviews
5

Peaceful Stay

  • 5 of 5

If you want peace and quiet with a view, this is for you!

  • Submitted: Jul 28, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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I had a wonderful stay at this peaceful and beautiful place.

  • 4 of 5

This place is a gem, and Monika and Enrique were very kind and gracious hosts. If you stay, take time to view Enriques remarkable sculptures displayed over the property, in the village and elsewhere.

  • Submitted: May 28, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
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Tuscaloosa, Al
5

Beautiful and peaceful place!

  • 5 of 5

We truly loved our stay in Can Maginet - it is so beautiful there, and we loved being in the countryside and near the small villages. We greatly enjoyed hiking and our views of the vineyards and sculptures. Our hosts were wonderful, and attentive to all of our needs. Be prepared that it can be over an hour's drive at times from Barcelona back to this area. It wasn't a problem for us, though, and we got to enjoy both the city and the rural areas.

  • Submitted: May 17, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
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5

Relaxing at Can Maginet

  • 5 of 5

We are pleased to say that Can Maginet turned out to be one of the best vacation rentals we have ever had. The property was spotless, well equipped, and nicely furnished. Everything was first class. The frosting on the cake was the stunning sculpture installations (our host is a sculptor), the amazing views, the broad sunny terrace over the vineyards, and our friendly and helpful hosts. Monika and Enrique are the best - we were made to feel welcome and comfortable in the most gracious manner. This experience deserves a ten star rating, so I am disappointed to only leave five! Thank you for the wonderful hospitality.

Karen & Pete Brown

  • Submitted: May 28, 2015
  • Stayed: May 2015
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5

Our best accommodation ever!

  • 5 of 5

We usually make a trip with flights, car hire and accommodation for 2 to 3 times per year.

Catalonia with Penedes and Barcelona was a very positive experience.

Once we came to Can Maginet on winding roads, we found the ideal accommodation.

We've walked up the mountains on the black trail, and found very beautiful views. Castellers in Vila Franca on November 1, was a great surprise.

A visit to Simon Coll and Freixenet in Sant Sadurni gave us a taste of both chocolate and cava.

For Barcelona are the easiest way by train from Vila Franca or Sant Sadurni, well ahead Barcelona it is easy to take the Metro and bus. Best ticket option is 10-trips.

Göran & Gunnel Carlsson

Furulund Sweden

  • Submitted: Nov 17, 2013
  • Stayed: Oct 2013
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Northampton, England
5

Relaxing retreat

  • 5 of 5

This apartment is in a wonderful location with spectacular views. It is ideal for anyone who wants to get away from the hustle & bustle of day to day life and simply relax. The apartment has a well equiped kitchen with everthing that you need and is warm and cosy. The real selling point though is the silence, with no other buildings in sight the only sound is birdsong. There are miles of marked walking trails from the front door to explore. You are within an easy drive to the coast at Sitges and only 40 minutes from Barcelona airport which makes this an ideal place for a long weekend.

  • Submitted: Nov 27, 2012
  • Stayed: Nov 2012
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Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $53.78

Die Wohnung ist für 2 Personen ausgelegt, bei weiteren Gästen berechnen wir 15 €/Tag/Person.
Bei Zahlung per Kreditkarte fallen zusätzlich 3% des Mietpreises als Gebühr an.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.

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