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We needed to find a place fairly near Barcelona, which could accommodate about a dozen family members with an age range of 6-86. In the end, this villa served us very well. The pool is small but perfect for the little ones and the rest of us who really just wanted to dip in and out. A big plus is the main "living" floor which has lots of different spaces to sit and eat and chat, depending on whether you want sun or shade, views, little corners to play scrabble and chat... And the kitchen is very well equipped for easy catering, including a nice barbecue.
Interested guests would be advised to read the details on the website carefully. The stairs up from street level to the "living" floor are in fact very steep, somewhat uneven and about 40 in number with no rail - really hard with suitcases, bags of shopping and drinks, and carting rubbish away. Fortunately Giovanni gave us a very helpful hand when we first arrived otherwise I think we'd have turned tail and fled immediately. And while there are plenty of beds and sleeping areas (and bathrooms) it is not immediately easy to see how one's party can be accommodated if each is to have the privacy (or proximity) that they need.
I would say the website makes the place seem rather more luxurious and exotic than it is in reality (and that the price would actually merit) - some things are over the top but there are some areas looking rather like a youth hostel and unexpected steps in some places and lack of lighting especially after dark actually meant we had some nasty falls (even when sober). But the ready proximity to Barcelona (very near motorway but noise not troublesome), fabulous views of the sun rising over the sea in the distance (for those awake at 7am), and a plethora of first class restaurants within easy reach (Giovanni is an expert gastronomic tour guide), plus shops within easy reach though not unfortunately within walking distance (car absolutely essential) made our stay overall a good one. Giovanni could not have been more keen to help solve the smallest of issues to make sure that everyone in our fairly heterogeneous party was more or less content, while maintaining a discreet distance.
We chose this villa as it suited our family of 13 people ranging from 11yrs to 79! The villa has so much space and areas to relax. The pool was fabulous and well used during the week. The views from every room are incredible. The villa was clean, towels left for each guest in the rooms. The Master suite is stunning with a large terrace for a morning coffee with a view. We loved the outdoor terrace located off the dining room in the evenings, shaded by a large olive tree and a BBQ with a view!
The owners of the villa greeted us when we arrived and were really nice. They left their number should we need them for anything during our stay.
The local area is fairly quiet and very much residential, with a few nice looking restaurants however we used the local supermarket and ate in every evening. We went on day trips to Barcelona and Gerona which was so straight forward from the local train station. The villa is situated perfectly for visiting both locations.
The villa is located at the top of the hill so a car is essential.
We had a wonderful family holiday staying in this villa.