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Villa CatalAruba, 4 bed/2 bath with stunning Mountain & Ocean Views!

Bedrooms 4
Space 2,368 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights


About the property

Modern spacious 4-bedroom/2-bathroom villa with tropical garden, swimming pool.

Located precisely on the border of the 'Parque Nacional el Montnegre y el Corredor', overlooking the valley of 'Sant Cebrià de Vallalta' and the beach town of 'Sant Pol de Mar' along the Costa Maresme of Catalunya/Barcelona and proudly owned by citizens of Aruba, the Villa CatalAruba is - surely so - uniquely defined as 'A touch of the Caribbean paradise island Aruba in the midst of Catalonia, district of Barcelona, Spain!'

Accessed via a 2 km swirling but picturesque road through the lush woods just outside the town center of Sant Cebrià de Vallalta, you will arrive as if approaching an oasis, suddenly at the entrance of the Can Palau private subdivision; an area in the mountains with relatively all new private villas and homes. At the top area of this subdivision, you will find your private oasis of Villa CatalAruba, a modern and very spacious 4-bedroom/2-bathroom villa with a large tropical garden, free-style swimming pool, BBQ facility and exceptional panoramic mountain and ocean views!

This villa has a totally new and modernly decorated living room area featuring an all-white durable faux leather sofa with electronically reclining relax chair at left end and a chaise lounge right end, supplemented with a matching leather lounge chair and a 50' HD Smart TV, Satellite TV connection and BlueRay DVD Home Theater set. There is an amazing ocean and pool view from your living room, which latter flows gracefully into the dining area with custom designed cutlery cabinet and an 8-seat extendable glass dining table.

Adjacent to the dining area is the fully equipped modern kitchen, including built-in white goods such as a cabinet-look dishwasher, stainless steel microwave/convection oven, stainless steel conventional oven and stainless steel full-size refrigerator. All the utensils and appliances that you would generally need to prepare your exquisite holiday meals are available in this kitchen and, most importantly, lots of extra storage space!

Off the rear of the kitchen there is the main entry hall which lends access to the hall towards the bedroom wing of the villa with all four bedrooms on the right side, facing the ocean. First in the bedroom hall on your right you will find the fourth bedroom/office with a modern Murphy bunk-bed, built-in modern closets, office desk, access to terrace and ocean view. Next is the third bedroom with two attachable twin beds (thus can also be used as a queen-size bed), built-in modern closets, access to terrace and ocean view. Continuing through the hall is the second bedroom with a queen-size bed, built-in modern closets, access to terrace and ocean view. The second bathroom is on the left side of the hall, with a contemporary vanity, modern toilet and bidet, shower and whirlpool tub for every guest's ultimate relaxation. At the end of the hall you will find your master bedroom with a high-end dual viscosity mattress (soft and firm, so choose your side!) king-size bed, walk-in closet area, and of course also access to terrace and ocean view! The private master bathroom similarly has a contemporary vanity, modern toilet and bidet, shower and larger whirlpool tub.

From the main entry hall you also have access to the laundry room with washer, dryer, iron and iron board; the rear court yard and the two-car garage with remote controlled panel-fold door.

The most exciting spaces of the premises are the outdoor entertainment areas! There is a covered area with natural stone backdrop, having a comfortable terrace sofa set and an outdoor dining set, right next to the built-in full-size charcoal BBQ grill, all overlooking the fairly sized kidney-shaped swimming pool and the the ocean....!

The final complementing feature of Villa CatalAruba is the 3-level 1,000 square meter large tropical garden, with at the top level a small cacti-inspired garden; at main level many palms, flower trees, herbal trees and olive tree, whereas all grounds are covered with grass lawn, natural stone (pool terrace) and white gravel. The sub (front) level of this large garden will entice you with more herbal, fruit and flower trees as well as a fish pond above which there is a convenient wooden pedestrian bridge for your leisurely walk through the garden.

Begin your vacation planning with the right choice; include Villa CatalAruba in your luxury vacation lifestyle and let it become your most unforgettable comfort, relaxation and beach vacation experience ever!

More Details

Property Manager
Rachel Riley-Noordermeer
Member since: 2013
Speaks: english, french, german, spanish, dutch, papiamento (Aruban language)
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
April 18, 2017

Why Rachel Riley-Noordermeer chose Maresme

Our beautiful home is our second residence. We chose this house because of the tranquillity and breath-taking surroundings (Montenegre National park), stunning views at the mountains and the Mediterranean Sea, and the relatively close proximity to our favourite Spanish city, Barcelona. After a day in the hustle and bustle of this fantastic city it is great to come home to the sound of whistling birds only and spacious environment of a national park, which you will not find in any metropolitan city!

What makes this house unique

Totally reformed and refurnished luxury free standing Villa in a tranquil setting on the edge of the Montenegre Parc with stunning mountain and Ocean Views. Very close to the Costa Brava and Barcelona!

The village of Sant Cebria is about a 3 KM drive and the pitoresque beach town of Sant Pol de Mar is reached within 10 minutes.


Can Palau House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • floor 1
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 2368 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • smoking allowed ...
  • pets not allowed
  • children welcome
Location Type:
  • Beach
  • Mountain
  • Near The Ocean
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Spa
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning
  • Fireplace
  • Garage
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking Off Street
  • Sunbed
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Vacuum Cleaner
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Kettle
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Toaster
  • Dining
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 8 people
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 3 - 2 twin/ single
    Bedroom 4 - 2 twin/ single
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Canoe
  • Courtyard
  • Deck / Patio
  • Garden Table & Chairs
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Porch / Veranda
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair accessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Private Pool ...
Onsite Services:
  • Concierge
  • forests
  • museums
  • rain forests
  • recreation center
  • theme parks
Leisure Activities:
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • water sports
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • golf


5/5 -
(4 traveler reviews)

Villa CatalAruba, 4 bed/2 bath with stunning Mountain & Ocean Views!
average rating of 5.0 based on 4 reviews

Lovely villa, secluded location

  • 5 of 5

Seven of us spent a great week at Villa Catalruba. Perched on a mountainside with fantastic views of the valley and sea below, a car is an absolute must. No facilities within walking distance. But plenty of well-stocked supermarkets in the village of Santa Cebria (10 min drive) and the seaside town of Sant Pol de Mar (15 min drive). We got the train to Barcelona several times (parked in Sant Pol and took about an hour) and visited another town a little further up the coast. The villa itself is beautiful - spacious and luxurious with air-con (useful at night). Pool area was the most used - shaded seated area for relaxing and eating with a large barbecue. We ate outside every night. Good kitchen facilities with loads of utensils, pots, pans etc. Can thoroughly recommend it for a very relaxing break.

  • Submitted: Aug 9, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: What a wonderful review! thank you! We are glad you enjoyed our home and loved it as much as we do. We tried to equip it in such way that there is not much left to need. Since the villa is a bit remote from the village you get to enjoy the peace of the national park and the beautiful views! we hope to welcome you back when your travels bring you back to the province of Barcelona. Alan & Rachel Riley
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A great property with a great view

  • 5 of 5

The property was exactly as advertised in the listing. I have no complaints about the property at all. It was very clean and well maintained throughout. The pool and seating / BBQ area was excellent as were the views from the property. From a customer service perspective contact with the owners rep was good from start to finish and on arrival the local rep was there to meet us and talked us through the property and the locality. A car is highly recommended for this property as the villa is remotely located up a steep hill so you will need it to get around. However, the nearest village ( Sant Cebria de Vallalta) has a nice supermarket and some restaurants and is only a short drive away ( approx 5 -10 mins). There is also an 18 Hole Pitch and Putt in Sant Cebria where you can also hire some clubs if required. At the end of your game there is a nice little bar / restaurant to relax in.

St Pol du Mar is a small town approx 10 -15 mins drive away which has a train station that has a regular service into Barcelona. Journey time is approx 50 mins. St Pol du Mar has a bigger selection of shops and restaurants and has a nice bit of beach that is easily accessible.

All in all we had a great week staying at Villa CatalAruba and would highly recommend it.

  • Submitted: Jul 17, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Chris & Family, thank you for the lovely review! We are happy to learn that you enjoyed our house and its environment. You indeed need to have a car when staying there. I hope that besides St. Cebria & St. Pol you were able to visit the coastal villages & beaches of Canet de Mar and Arenys de Mar. It was a pleasure having you stay in our house and we hope to welcome you back in the future! Rachel & Alan Riley
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  • 5 of 5

Villa très très bien équipée,super fonctionnelle surtout avec 2 enfants de 2 et 5 ans,prestations vraiment au top!Vacances en famille reposantes dans un cadre idéal...Barcelone a 30min...joli village de San Pol de Mar a 5min avec plusieurs bonnes adresses pour faire les je l'avoue la maison étant si agréable nous n'avons pas trop vu les environs....on connaissait déjà la région!

  • Submitted: Jul 30, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: Abritel, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Merci beaucoup pour votre commentaires positives! Nous sommes heureux que vous avez apprécié notre villa tellement! Nous espérons vous accueillir une autre fois à l'avenir dans la future! cordialement, Rachel & Alan Riley
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Great family vacation

  • 5 of 5

We stayed at this property with two families and several kids. We really enjoyed the house. The house is fully equipped and has everything you need in a vacation house. Wi-Fi, fully equipped kitchen, two full bathrooms and ample space inside the house. We really enjoyed the outside space. The charcoal grill was in use daily, and the gazebo on the outside deck allows you to take all meals outside. The pool and garden are great with ample space for two families.

The location is good, 45 minutes from Barcelona and Costa Brava, the nearest town is 10 minutes away with a bakery, groceries etc.

The elevated location provides great views of the ocean and a cool breeze.

The local house manager is great, and answered all our questions.

We can recommend this house to all!

  • Submitted: Aug 22, 2014
  • Stayed: Jun 2014
  • Source: Homelidays, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for this great review, we really appreciate it! We made the utmost efforts to equip the villa to our liking, but also to have our guests feel at home. Hope to see you back some day.... The Prestige Team.
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Nearest Airport
50 Kilometres
El Prat - Barcelona
Nearest Barpub
1 Kilometres
Can Marti
Nearest Train
6 Kilometres
Sant Pol de Mar
Nearest Motorway
4 Kilometres
Nearest Restaurant
2 Kilometres
Nearest Beach
6 Kilometres
Sant Pol de Mar
Car: necessary

Very conveniently located at only 4 KM from the C-32 autopista to Barcelona (45 km) or Girona (45 km)

Once you booked our property we will send you the driving directions.

In order to get to the house you will need a car.

Try the beaches of Sant Pol de Mar, Canet de Mar or Arenys de Mar, you will not be disappointed!

The Montenegre National park recreational facilities are close by; it is a great place for those that like to hike.

Sant Pol de Mar boasts the 3- Michelin star restaurant 'Sant Pau'; make your reservations in time if you do not want to miss the opportunity! Villa is easily reached from the C32 autopista.

Try the nearby beaches of Sant Pol de Mar, Canet de Mar, Arenys de Mar or the Costa brava beaches.


Rates & Availability

Can Palau House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Mid Season
Jun 1 2017 - Jun 30 2017
7 night minimum stay
High Season
Jul 1 2017 - Jul 21 2017
7 night minimum stay
Super High Season
Jul 22 2017 - Aug 26 2017
7 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Refundable damage deposit $544.74
Stay tax $0.49 per night, per person. This amount will be due to the manager upon arrival. Does not apply to children under 16 years.

fianza pedida
si se paga on-line hay un sobre cargo de 50 euros. For on-line payments there is a 50 euro surcharge

Manager's Cancellation Policy

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

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