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

Olivella, Barcelona, Spain
  • Villa3767 sq. ft.
  • Bedrooms5
  • Sleeps13
  • Bathrooms3
  • Half Baths1
  • Minimum Stay7 nights

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. Come celebrate any holiday in Garraf! For more photos and information please visit: www.villasnearbarcelona.com

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-017768

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.

Owner

Alice and Richard at Villa Alicia

Member Since 2008
Response rate:
100%
Response time:
within one hour
Speaks:
english, french, spanish, russian
Calendar last updated:
Sep 25, 2016
About Alice and Richard at Villa Alicia

We built this dream home together. We designed the interior to be 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 www.villasnearbarcelona.com to see our other beautiful villa, Villa Laura.

Alice and Richard at Villa Alicia purchased this Villa in 2008

Why Alice and Richard at Villa Alicia 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 openness of the garden.

Amenities

    • Internet
    • Air Conditioning
    • Swimming pool
    • Heater
    • Fireplace
    • Satellite or Cable
    • Kids Welcome
    • Washer & Dryer
    • Parking
    • TV
    • No Smoking

      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

      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.

      Location Type

        • Mountain
        • Near The Ocean
        • Rural

          Theme

            • Adventure
            • Away From It All
            • Family
            • Luxury
            • Romantic

              Meals

                • Catering available

                  General

                    • Living Room
                      45m2 double-high open space for parties and chilling out
                    • Activities Guide
                    • Alarm Clock
                    • Baby Gate
                    • Basic Soaps
                    • Broadband Access
                    • Filtered Water
                    • Fireplace
                    • Firewood
                    • Garage
                    • Hair Dryer
                    • Heating
                      Central heating
                    • Internet
                      Broadband, WIFI internet throughout the villa
                    • Iron & Board
                    • Laundry Soap
                    • Linens Provided
                    • Air Conditioning
                      All bedrooms and common areas
                    • Local Activities Guide
                    • Local Maps
                    • Local Restaurant Guide
                    • Paper Towels
                    • Parking
                      Ample parking by the main entrance
                    • Parking Off Street
                    • Parking On Street
                    • Safe
                    • Security System
                    • Shampoo
                    • Sofa Bed
                    • Toilet Paper
                    • Towels Provided
                      House, pool, and beach towels
                    • Tumble Dryer
                    • Washing Machine
                    • Wireless Internet

                      Kitchen

                        • Kitchen
                          Fully equipped kitchen with all tools and toys for the chef
                        • 4 Ring Stove
                        • Coffee Maker
                          Nespresso and drip coffee machine
                        • Cooking Utensils
                        • Dishes & Utensils
                          Everything for everyone
                        • Dishwasher
                        • Freezer
                        • Grill
                        • Blender
                        • Microwave
                        • Mini Refrigerator
                        • Oven
                        • Pantry Items
                          Spices, etc
                        • Refrigerator
                          Second drinks refrigerator located in the garage
                        • Stove
                        • Toaster

                          Dining

                            • Child's Highchair
                            • Dining
                              Extra dining table and 6 chairs available. Additionally, 2 covered outdoor terraces with plenty of space for relaxing dining.
                            • Dining Room
                            • comfy seating for 8 people

                              Entertainment

                                • Music Library
                                • Books
                                  Shelves overflowing with children's books. Assortment of literature and vacation trash for the adults
                                • Books for Kids
                                • CD Player
                                • DVD Player
                                • Games
                                  Various board games and cards. Outdoor trampoline, bocce/petanque court
                                • Games for Kids
                                • MP3 Dock
                                • Books for Adults
                                • Radio
                                • Satellite / Cable
                                  Basic Sky satellite (some Free to View channels like Pop, news), Spanish TDT digital tv
                                • Stereo
                                  Hook up your IPod and chill. Enjoy the CD player.
                                • Television
                                  42' LCD flatscreen
                                • Toys
                                  Stocked full of toys for 9 and unders
                                • VCR
                                • Video Games
                                  Wii console with games for the children
                                • Video Library
                                  Selection of movies and TV series on DVD

                                  Outside

                                    • Outdoor Grill
                                      Family-sized gas grill
                                    • Balcony
                                    • Beach Towels
                                    • Beach Umbrellas
                                    • Binoculars
                                    • Deck / Patio
                                      3 terraces to enjoy meals and cocktails. Misting system cools the main covered dining area on warm days
                                    • Deck Furniture
                                    • Golf
                                      2 golf clubs in Garraf: Club de Golf Terramar in Sitges is an 18-hole par 72 course situated on the coast while Escola de Golf Portal del Roc in Vilanova has a par 54 pitch-and-putt course
                                    • Lawn / Garden
                                      Landscaped garden with lawn, palm trees, and nature. Bocce/petanque court, trampoline, and sandbox with plenty of space for the children to spend the day
                                    • Outdoor Furniture
                                    • Beach Chairs
                                    • Outdoor Grill Gas
                                    • Patio
                                    • Porch / Veranda
                                    • Porch Furniture
                                    • Sand Box
                                    • Tennis
                                      Club de Tennis Terramar in Sitges
                                    • Terrace
                                    • Unscreened Porch / Veranda
                                    • Wood Deck
                                    • Yard

                                      Suitability

                                        • Groups
                                        • Long-term Renters Welcome
                                        • Low Allergen Environment
                                        • Singles
                                        • limited accessibility
                                          Park right in front of main entrance to the villa. Stairs to bedrooms
                                        • suitable for elderly or infirm

                                          Pool / Spa

                                            • Outdoor Pool
                                            • Private Pool
                                              Large poolside terrace with 4 sun-loungers and 8 chairs is sunlit all day.

                                              Onsite Services

                                                • Housekeeper
                                                • Private Chef

                                                  Attractions

                                                    • nude beach
                                                    • autumn foliage
                                                    • caves
                                                    • churches
                                                    • cinemas
                                                    • forests
                                                    • library
                                                    • live theater
                                                    • marina
                                                    • museums
                                                    • bay/sound
                                                    • 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

                                                                • pier fishing
                                                                • cycling
                                                                • fishing
                                                                • golf
                                                                • hiking
                                                                • hunting
                                                                • jet skiing
                                                                • mountain biking
                                                                • mountain climbing
                                                                • mountaineering
                                                                • paragliding
                                                                • deepsea 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.

                                                                      House Rules

                                                                      Check-in: 4:00 PM

                                                                      Check-out: 9:00 AM

                                                                      Cancellation Policy

                                                                      Canceled bookings will not receive a refund

                                                                      13 Reviews

                                                                      Exceptional5/5

                                                                      Latest reviews

                                                                      Wonderful house with an amazing views

                                                                      Laura N.

                                                                      We had a wonderful 2 weeks in this exceptional house and particularly enjoyed the sweeping views of the park and the peacefulness of its location. The house is spacious with enough room for everyone and always a quiet corner if needed. Everything was well equipped and loved the open interior design of the kitchen and dining/living area. Everything was as described and well-maintained, and the owners easy to communicate with and helpful. We would certainly recommend this home and hope to come back ourselves in the future.

                                                                      Ready to return for more fun

                                                                      Robert K.

                                                                      Fabulous modern villa with all the facilities you need in a great location. The home is stylish throughout with comfortable beds and plenty of wardrobe/storage space. I would highly recommend this villa - Richard and Alice are perfect hosts - and Barcelona coast is a lovely location for a holiday. Plenty to see and do for all ages.

                                                                      The perfect holiday home

                                                                      Charles C.

                                                                      I can't say enough about this villa. Our families had a wonderful 14-day stay in the middle of nature. The house was beautiful, immaculately clean, and airy with plenty of space to stretch out. The covered terraces were great for our daily outdoor meals. For months before our trip Richard answered any and all questions about Barcelona and gave us tips and advice. My kids wanted to stay all Summer! Thanks.

                                                                      Owner's Response:

                                                                      We are glad that you enjoyed your vacation. Cheers, Richard & Alice

                                                                      Exceptional villa and views!

                                                                      Len S.

                                                                      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...

                                                                      Owner's Response:

                                                                      We are glad that you enjoyed yourselves. Thank you for your visit. Richard and Alice

                                                                      Superb spacious villa

                                                                      Alicia K.

                                                                      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.

                                                                      Owner's Response:

                                                                      Many thanks for your kind words and you are very welcome. Richard

                                                                      life in the clouds

                                                                      bob r.NYC

                                                                      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.

                                                                      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. :-)

                                                                      Location

                                                                      Olivella, Barcelona, Spain

                                                                      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.

                                                                      Rates & Availability

                                                                      Additional information about rental rates

                                                                      *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.

                                                                      $634avg/night
                                                                      13 Reviews
                                                                      Exceptional 5/5
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