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Jonathan Kay

Member since: 2014
Speaks English, Spanish, Dutch

Luxury, 7double bed/7 bath villa for up to 16 people in comfort & style lrg pool

5 Reviews
People16
Bedrooms 9
Bathrooms7
Property type chateau / country house
Minimum Stay 5 - 7 nights

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Overview

Photos and Description of this 9 bedroom holiday chateau / country house in Sitges - Garraf - Casa Verde, Vora Sitges

Luxury country 7 double bedroom 7 bathroom house retreat with private pool

A classic country house finished with great taste and aplomb. Well appointed and furnished with everything provided. Quiet and tranquil setting that is fully secure but also only minutes from the beach and nightlife of Sitges or only 30 minutes from exploring all that Barcelona has to offer. Large private pool with secure retractable cover and solar panel heating, sun loungers, gardens, pond, lots of outside space. Large bedrooms each with a bathroom. Air conditioning, heating. Large kitchen with 2 ovens, American fridge/freezer, water fountain, softened water and filtered drinking water. Mature gardens offering shade and sun and choice of areas for outside dining. Quality bed linens, towels and pool towels all provided. Satellite TV, wifi.

You genuinely should want for nothing.

A great base for just relaxing or for exploring all that Catalonia has to offer, which is easily reached on the excellent road network that is close-by. Clean country air. Great little restaurants. Wineries, cava houses, a chocolate factory, market days in nearby towns, a railway museum, art galleries, churches, monasteries, walking trails, cycling tracks, tennis courts are all within easy reach or just outside the gates of the house. Balmy days by the pool or in the garden and hedonistic evenings relaxing with friends and family.

The interior woodwork of the house is truly stunning, from a by-gone age. & bedrooms, 7 bathrooms, 3 lounges, bodega (wine store)

Just 7kms or a 12 minute drive from Sitges we find this elegant country house. Offering 598m² of accommodation set in grounds of 3500m². It consists of three floors with three lounges, dining room, bodega, gun/safe room and 7 large, double bedrooms each with new bath or shower rooms. Additionally there is a cottage in the garden for additional guests. There is a large solar panel heated swimming pool with a telescopic retractable cover enabling use year round. There are mature, well maintained gardens with several fruit trees on three levels and a pond with coy carp and goldfish. There are several tiled terraces and pressed together with several balconies each with marble balustrades. The house benefits from gas central heating, separate air conditioning for each bedroom and the main lounges. The house has a large well equipped kitchen with two ovens and American style double fronted refrigerator/freezer and breakfast bar. There is an open fire in the dining-room and den and a wood burning stove in the main living room. The house benefits from spectacular views of the surrounding countryside and all the way to the mountains of Montserrat. Garage parking for up to 3cars. Elegantly furnished. It is a luxury in the midst of nature.

There are really excellent road links within a 3 minute drive of the house to the A7 autopista giving easy access to Barcelona city and airport and indeed the rest of Spain, as this is the main artery of the country.

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Suitability:
  • Events Allowed
  • Groups
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • limited accessibility
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
Jonathan Kay (Property Manager)
Member since: 2014
Speaks English, Spanish, Dutch

About Jonathan Kay

In 1999 we moved to Sitges to run a small 14 bedroom boutique hotel. The house purchase followed in 2005 and then years with architiects, decorators and our own gardening skills have resulted in a house and home that our architect describes as "of ambassadorial standard" which we would not disagree with. As celebrity guests have also agreed.

An accountant by profession I am a keen cook, bon-viveur and like people to enjoy staying in the house and enjoying all that it and the local area has to offer.

An excellent location for Sitges, Barcelona city and airport and the local area including fine restaurants, wine tours (and sampling) the beaches of nearby Sitges. Do visit the cava houses, chocolate manufacturer - with superb samples! And the wineries of both the Penedes and Priorat are within easy reach (although please have a nominated non-drinking driver.)

A guide of all the areahas to offer is in the house and please ask for any guidance you may want.

I am British and my partner Dutch. We both want visitors to enjoy our house, its garden, pool, orchards and the area.

Party catering or private chef can be arranged.

Jonathan Kay purchased this chateau / country house in 2005

Why Jonathan Kay chose Sitges - Garraf

Tranquil and relaxing but only a few kilometres from Sitges and more active pursuits. The house welways loved and wanted and when the opportunity came along to purchase and then reform and complete We were unable to resist. A decision we have never regretted. The quality of the construction is first class with quality materials used, especiall solid wood and high specification matched veneers (the previouse owner who started the construction was a master craftsman in wood and fitted out royal palaces and used some of these materials for his own house. For instance the windows are all bullet proof! And the interior doors solid hardwoods with marquetry inlays, truly beautiful. At once conventional and modern.

The pool with solar heating and telescopic cover allow year round use with terraces and gardens.

Each bedroom is over 35m2 with a private bathroom.

3 living rooms, each over 65m2. Flexible accommodation. All bedrooms are air conditioned. Great kitchen with all that any cook could want - as a former "Cook of the Year" you might expect. Lots of terraces and garden, orchards and more.

What makes this chateau / country house unique

The views and tranquillity, space and instant relaxation as soon as you enter the gates. The large 600m2 house provides great entertaining space up to 120!! for a special occasion. We have had several wedding celebrations, anniversaries, engagements and even one amicable divorce! As well as product launches, company retreats and murder mystery parties.

Comfortably sleeps 16 and with additional sofa beds can sleep 18. Great views over the wine growing areas that surround the area and on to the Monserrat mountains, with their gothic monastery and imposing peaks.

The space provided includes all furniture for the garden and around the pool, BBQs. Museums, galleries, great shopping, a chocolate factory with free samples, wineries, cava houses, local markets, country walks, cycling tracks are all on hand.

Guestbook comments from the manager

Large pool and grounds and a wonderful house for a family reunion. Very clean and good quality towels and bed linens. Excellent organisation of booking and check in. Really enjoyed our stay.
Jun 2015
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About Us

Jonathan Kay
Kayplant SL
C. Rafael Llopart 74, 2
08870 Sitges
Barcelona, B63492532
VAT Reg NoB63492532

Reviews

5
based on 5 holidaymaker reviews

Luxury, 7double bed/7 bath villa for up to 16 people in comfort & style lrg pool
average rating of 5.0 based on 6 reviews
Stillwater, MN USA
5

Awesome villa!

  • 5 of 5

Great place for a large family get-a-way in the hills near Sitges. Plenty of bedrooms and bathrooms, very modern and clean. The pool is great!

The views are beautiful and you can even see Montserrat. After a quick drive to the Sitges train station, you are a 30 minute train ride into Barcelona.

The beaches in Sitges are the best; gorgeous sand and beautiful views.

I can't wait to go back! So much to see and do.

  • Review Submitted: Jul 9, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Guest Comment

  • 5 of 5

Very nice. Good neighbours and a great apartment. Wonderful views and space. Very, very efficient a/c and hot water. Hope to return next year.

  • Review Submitted: Mar 24, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
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We thoroughly appreciated and enjoyed our stay

  • 5 of 5

So much space. Great bathrooms. Large pool which was a great hit with the kids. Enjoyed your recommendations and advice. Keep up the good work and certainly others could learn from your professionalism. Especially liked the provision of basic store-cupboard items and quality linens. No problem in recommending you and your property.

Bill & Joan

  • Review Submitted: Mar 19, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2014
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Wow! What a great place for a family reunion

  • 5 of 5

Anything and everything that we could have wanted was there. Thanks for the pre-arrival shop and the provision of essentials such as herbs and spices, shampoos and gels. Also being able to harvest fruit and herbs straight from the garden and orchards made the kids realise that not everything comes from a packet and is better when straight from the garden. Good quality bed-linens and towels were a very welcome provision. You guys know your stuff. The whole process went smoothly and professionally and making ‘phone contact was especially re-assuring, although the emails were accurate and professional too. Next time we will pack less!

  • Review Submitted: Mar 14, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Glad that our efforts were appreciated and that you enjoyed your holiday in what is certainly a very special house. I am pleased that we appear to have learned how to be responsive and provide good value and service. After 16 years of running a small boutique hotel in Sitges, which is now our home, I am pleased when guests enjoy and can appreciate our country house, which is only 12 minutes from Sitges but which offers tranquility, space and a pace of life that is eminently suitable for the holiday-maker and friends/family. You guys were excellent guests and we would welcome your return or other owners. Thanks.
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Just like to record our thanks....

  • 5 of 5

It is not easy to arrange to get 3 families together but you made all of the arrangements regarding this fantastic house really simple and straightforward. Your help and suggestions with things to do and see to keep the kids happy were more than fully appreciated – we have left you some of the chocolates left over from the chocolate factory visit. The house and surroundings were as you described, magical and unique. You are lucky to own and live in such a wonderful place. It is an impressive house with everything that we wanted and more! We will be recommending to friends, neighbours and colleagues. We would especially like to thank Eddie and the cleaning girls who did a fantastic job. Unobtrusive and efficient. Again many thanks and kisses.

Arne and Lisa.

  • Review Submitted: Feb 16, 2015
  • Date of Stay: May 2014
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Location

Nearest Airport
26 Kilometres
Barcelona El Prat
Nearest Barpub
500 Metres
Vora Sitges
Nearest Ferry
30 Kilometres
Barcelona Port
Nearest Golf
8 Kilometres
Portal del Roc (P&P); Sitges
Nearest Train
9 Kilometres
Sitges, Vilanova i la Geltru
Nearest Motorway
1 Kilometres
C15, C32,E15/A7
Nearest Restaurant
15 Kilometres
El Carnivor & Canyelles town centre - several
Nearest Beach
9 Kilometres
Sitges, Vilanova i la Geltru
Car: recommended

A stunningly attractive 7 bedroomed, 7 bath/shower room country house set in the countryside but close enough to Sitges, Vilanova, Barcelona and Vilafranca del Penedes. A secure tranquil location for relaxing and making a base for exploring the surrounding countryside : hill walking, wine tours, cycling and golf are all to hand. Within 10 minutes drive are the seaside resorts of Sitges and Vilanova I la Geltru. Excellent road and rail infrastructure makes exploring the area simple and easy. The house affords wonderful views all the way to the Monserrat mountains and Penedes vine growing fields. The house is approx. 600m2 set in grounds of 3500m2 with gardens, (optional) covered large swimming pool, orchard, pond and much more. The house is air-conditioned in Summer and has gas central heating in Winter. The swimming pool has solar panel heating. Great entertaining space that has been used for retreats, magazine photo-shoots and as an holistic healing centre and boutique hotel. Now reverted back to holiday or longer term rental for enjoying all that this part of Catalonia has to offer.

The house is fully provided with bed-linens and towels, including pool towels.

It is very well and comfortably furnished offering lots of space including 3 lounges.

With the use of sofa beds up to 18 people, normally 16, can be accommodated in great comfort and security.

Great space outside which has gas BBQ, normal BBQ and terrace and pool furniture to just sit, relax and let the world float by or enjoy the country pursuits that surround you, including some good restaurants. Night life is to hand with a 10 minute car or taxi ride.

Potter about in the garden, feed the goldfish, dine al-fresco or more formally around the dining table.

Used for wedding receptions, product launches and magazine photo-shoot backdrops the house has entertained footballers, screen stars, singers and many interesting people.

Private catering is available from an award winning chef and staff, who can also recommend on the many great wines available in the area.

There are excellent road connections to nearby towns such as Sitges, Vilanova i la Geltru and Vilafranca del Penedes and, of course, Barcelona. The airport of Barcelona is only 26kms away and the city 36kms by motorway - only 30 minutes easy drive.

Great golf courses, from Pitch & Putt to championship, are within a 1 hour drive and less.

Puerto Aventura theme park and waterpark is only 30 minutes away.

The chocolate factory of Simon Coll and cava wineris of San Sadurni are less than 20 minutes drive away, with excellent tours of Simon Coll, Cordoniu cava or Torres for other great wines or even just small producers. The Priorat area which produces some of Spain's best wines is 30 minutes away too.

Sitges or Barcelona nightlife or cultural sides are within easy striking distance for great days out.

The Monserrat mountains can be seen clearly from the house and a drive there is worthwhile to see and kiss the black Madonna.

Hill walking, painting (in great light!) are also recommended and for the fit mountain biking.

An airport pick-up service can be arranged as can shopping for stocking the villa. Grocery shopping is only 6 minutes away.

There are a wealth of really good restaurants in the area which offer fantastic value and original and traditional meal options.

Tarragona with its rich Roman history - where Tiberius was proclaimed the second Roman Emperor as governor of Spain - is within an easy drive and makes a good day out. Shopping, history, culture and night-life abound in the ever-vibrant city of Barcelona.

All in all you can enjoy an activity packed holiday or simply relax and enjoy the tranquility of the house and grounds and its setting.

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Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday chateau / country house in Canyelles, Sitges - Garraf

Rental Basis:
per property
Manager accepts payment in:
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
 
Summer 2016
1 Jul 2016 - 10 Sep 2016
7 night minimum stay
£5,354
for 7 nights
From
£758
 
 
Low Season 2016/17
11 Sep 2016 - 21 Dec 2016
5 night minimum stay
£3,207
for 5 nights
From
£631
 
 
Christmas 2016
22 Dec 2016 - 2 Jan 2017
5 night minimum stay
£3,628
for 5 nights
From
£716
 
 
Low Season 2017
3 Jan 2017 - 31 Mar 2017
5 night minimum stay
£3,207
for 5 nights
From
£631
 
 
Spring 2017
1 Apr 2017 - 3 Jun 2017
5 night minimum stay
£3,418
for 5 nights
From
£673
 
 
June 2017
4 Jun 2017 - 1 Jul 2017
7 night minimum stay
£5,059
for 7 nights
From
£716
 
 
Summer 2017
2 Jul 2017 - 16 Sep 2017
7 night minimum stay
£5,649
for 7 nights
From
£800
 
 
Late Summer 2017
17 Sep 2017 - 28 Oct 2017
5 night minimum stay
£3,628
for 5 nights
From
£716
 
 
Autumn 2017
29 Oct 2017 - 21 Dec 2017
5 night minimum stay
£3,418
for 5 nights
From
£673
 
 
Christmas 2017
22 Dec 2017 - 6 Jan 2018
5 night minimum stay
£3,628
for 5 nights
From
£716
 
 
My Standard Rate
5 night minimum stay
£3,207
for 5 nights
From
£631
 

Additional pricing information

Final or weekly clean £51
Stay tax €0 per night, per person. This amount will be due to the manager upon arrival. Does not apply to children under 16 years.

There is a final cleaning fee of euros60. Additional cleaning or housekeeping can be arranged subject to agreement.

Manager's Cancellation Policy

  • 0% refund for cancellations more than 0 days before check-in date.
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Facilities

Accommodation and facilities for this holiday chateau / country house in Sitges - Garraf in Barcelona Province

Property Type:
  • chateau / country house
Meals:
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 600 m²
Location Type:
  • mountain
  • near the sea
  • rural
  • village
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
General:
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Fireplace ...
  • Fitness Room / Equipment ...
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Tumble Dryer ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wood Stove ...
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Hob ...
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 16 people
Bathrooms:
  • 7 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
    Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
    Bathroom 3 - Toilet , Bath with Shower
    Bathroom 4 - Toilet , Bath with Shower
    Bathroom 5 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
    Bathroom 6 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
    Bathroom 7 - Toilet , Bath with Shower , Shower Enclosure
  • All bathrooms are in new or good condition and have shower, toilet and sink. We provide shampoo and shower gel Master bedroom en suite bathroom is 30m2 others are 12m2 or more. Thermostatically controlled water temperatures.
Bedrooms:
  • 9 Bedrooms, Sleeps 16
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed
    Bedroom 2 - 1 Large Double Bed
    Bedroom 3 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed
    Bedroom 4 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed
    Bedroom 5 - 2 Single Bed
    Bedroom 6 - 1 Double Bed
    Bedroom 7 - 1 Double Bed
    Bedroom 8 - 3 Sofa bed/Futon
    Bedroom 9 - 1 Cot
  • All bedrooms are in excess of 40m2 and have separate air conditioning and GCH. All bedrooms have a bath or shower room. All bedrooms have ample wardrobe space, most with built in wardrobes.
Entertainment:
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
Outside:
  • Balcony ...
  • Terrace ...
  • Deck Furniture
  • Golf ...
  • Garden ...
  • Outdoor Furniture
  • Barbecue ...
  • Porch Furniture
Suitability:
  • Events Allowed
  • Groups
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • limited accessibility ...
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets considered
Pool / Spa:
  • Heated Pool
  • Private Pool ...
Onsite Services:
  • Private Chef
Attractions:
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • forests
  • marina
  • museums
  • pond
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • eco tourism
  • horse riding
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • golf
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • swimming
  • tennis
Notes:
Possibly one of the finest small country houses available. Either complete privacy or with pampering available. Very secure, gated property. Described by our architect as of ambassadorial standard.

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