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Dream location near the beach

9 Reviews
Bedrooms 15
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights

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Photos and Description of this 15 bedroom holiday villa in Sant Pere de Ribes - Villa Catalina

Exquisitely renovated 18th century mansion with aircon, catering for 30 guests

Villa Catalina is an exquisitely renovated mansion, offering unparalleled views over breathtaking landscapes and vineyards of the Penedés Wine region.

The masia is an authentic Catalan mansion set within 400 acres of private secluded grounds and offers every amenity for guests to enjoy a dream vacation:

15 very large beautifully furnished bedrooms

12 bathrooms

air conditioned/heated


English television channels

fully fitted kitchen

tropical gardens with shaded seating tucked away to enjoy a good book

swimming pool with plenty of sun loungers


super size courtyard to enjoy al fresco dining whilst digesting the magnificent views of the mansion's grounds, countryside and vineyards.

With the masia as your base, you are perfectly located to enjoy all the wonders the area offers. It’s only a 5 minutes´ drive to the internationally renowned beach resort of Sitges and 30 minutes to one of Europe’s most exciting cities, Barcelona.

If you prefer landscapes to sea and cityscapes, you can go hiking/biking in the surrounding countryside of the Garraf National Park and visit the Bhudhist Monastery, tour the many vineyards of the Penedés Wine region or simply relax and chill out in the beauty of the masia’s grounds.

The owners have beautifully blended the history of the masia with all the comforts of modern living and, if you are looking for a majestic countryside setting, tranquility and privacy, Villa Catalina is the perfect venue for family and group holidays, wedding receptions and corporate events.

Spanish HUTB-012348 for tax purposes

More Details
  • Events Allowed
  • Groups
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Singles
  • children welcome
  • pets considered
  • smoking allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible

Property Manager
Servais and Helena Boosten
Member since: 2009
Speaks English, French, German, Spanish, Dutch, Swedish
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
9 September, 2016
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About Servais and Helena Boosten

Servais and Helena Boosten recently acquired this dream country mansion. They have sympathetically restored the exterior of the building and Helena has used her skills as an interior designer to turn the interior into a 21st century luxury home, with all the modern conveniences and high standard finishes that one would expect from a property of this outstanding caliber. Air conditioning in every bedroom.

In addition to this property, Servais and Helena own and rent other exclusive villas and mansions within the Sitges area. This is the link to their spectacular masia set within the Garraf National Park. www.casanovaestate.com

Servais and Helena Boosten purchased this villa in 2014

Why Servais and Helena Boosten chose Sitges - Garraf

We chose to build our lives and our businesses in Sitges for many reasons, namely...

Location, location location: it's so easy to go almost anywhere as Barcelona Airport is only 40 minutes away and the bus and train services are really efficient and not at all expensive.

Coming from northern Europe, we truly appreciate the 300 sunny days of the year that Sitges offers due to it’s unique micro climate and one more from our long list of why we live here...ah yes, the exceptional, utterly stunning property we own and with Vila Valenti, the sheer magnitude of refurbishing such a stunning historic building was a challenge we could not refuse!

What makes this villa unique

The mansion had been in the same family for many generations: they were furniture makers of international repute. We love the history of the estate and the way it was constructed with such design and style for example, the truly amazing Italian handmade glass chandelier and the original wooden gates and doors with huge iron keys and bolts. To live with this history in a modern setting is what for us, makes a dream come true.


based on 9 holidaymaker reviews

Dream location near the beach
average rating of 4.888889 based on 9 reviews

Beautiful Villa surrounded by nature

  • 5 of 5

We rented the villa for 7 days for our family reunion.

We were 34 of us, ages from 11 to 60. It is stunning villa with a lot of old charm character. We used the terrace for a lot of our impromptu gathering. Since the villa is quite secluded, we enjoyed playing music at any volume.

Villa is close to beaches in Sitges and Barcelona is train ride way plus you can go for a hike around the villa.

We headed out to the beach in Sitges couple of times during the week. Few us took the train to

The rooms are quite spread out, so I would suggest getting the floor plan prior so that you can plan ahead. It worked out well in our case, where we let the kids (aged 11 to 19) take over the full fist floor.

Servais and Helena were very good hosts and answered our questions and gave us advice. If there is one suggestion i would give them, is it would have have been nice if they had checked in on us during the week. To ask if everything is good and is there anything we need.

The pool was nice, wish they had shaded areas around the pool, oh yeah be aware of mosquitoes and bring lots of repellent.

A/C's are only in the bedrooms and not in the common area. It might be good to ask for fans especially in Summer months.

Overall, we had an amazing and very memorable time ..

  • Review Submitted: Aug 25, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Heaven for a Wedding party at Villa Catalina

  • 5 of 5

We had a wonderful time at the villa Catalina for a week, a dream fine location combining both authenticity and modern comfort for a very special occasion (Wedding, family & friends stay). Everything perfect including a lovely staff. Worth discovering this unique big Masia close to Sitges

  • Review Submitted: Jul 23, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks very much for your kind words and for reviewing Villa Catalina. We do our best to provide a fantastic experience to all of our guests and are delighted we were able to meet your expectations. It was a pleasure having you stay with us and we hope to welcome you back to Sitges again very soon! All the best, Servais and Helena Boosten
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Wedding in October at glorious villa Catalina

  • 5 of 5

Dearest Servais and Helena

What can we say but a huge thank you to you both and the magnificent Villa Catalina – you made all our dreams and wishes come true last week! We are sorry it’s taken so long to reply to you and to send out our thank you’s - we hit daily life back with a bump. The honeymoon is not till the 18th!We’d just like to thank you both and your incredible team of staff who worked tirelessly and so hard to make our week so very special.We had the most magical week in the most perfect setting with the most glorious weather. The fact that our case with all the wedding decorations didn’t arrive (and still hasn’t been found!) did certainly not put a dampener on things. The villa in its grandeur sets the scene for the most picturesque stay it felt like being on stage with the most striking of backdrops. Everything from the rooms to the service to the food and the breakfasts outside was magical and we never wanted those moments to end. Your team of staff floated in and out barely noticed setting up tables fit for kings and then taking away all the mess after we had gorged on your delicious food all evening.Servais the food and the quality of food you produced was out of this world. So unbelievably delicious and so confident in its serving and presentation. I have been a food PR for many years and found the delivery and taste of your cuisine absolutely sublime. And Helena’s home-cooked potato gratin (floede kartoffler as we call them) were delicious as was the incredible cured salmon canapees.

We cannot thank you enough for all you did for us during the week and also in the run up to the wedding and also a big thank you to Dominique who we sadly didn’t meet, but a big thank you to her, for answering our endless emails and requests. Always putting our minds and hearts at rest.Thank you also for recommending the eccentric and wonderful Toby, fabulous and efficient Pip as well as totally cool Jo and Mingo and his team. Without all you wonderful people our wedding in Sitges would not have been possible.

We have had a week of fantastic flashbacks and we take with us very fond memories of an unforgettable week. We have totally fallen in love with the villa and Sitges and shall return to the area year upon year for sure. The children had a magical time and were spoilt rotten and they loved the pool despite the fresh temperature.We wish you both all the best in your future and hope to see you again in the near future!

  • Review Submitted: Nov 6, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Oct 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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Beautiful house in a stunning location!

  • 5 of 5

We rented villa Catalina for 3 days with friends and family to celebrate our wedding.

I can honestly say we all enjoyed this stunning house, it has everything you need, from grand rooms, that are beautifully decorated, to

Splendid banquet halls where you can all dine together. The grounds are well kept and lush, with a great sized pool to take a dip in.

We had a fantastic time and Servais was and had been on hand to answer any questions I might have.

This place is a once in a lifetime experience. 5 star all the way !! I thoroughly recommend it !

  • Review Submitted: Sep 26, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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Catalan Heaven

  • 5 of 5

When we rented Villa Catalina (nee, Villa Valenti) in July, we were hoping for a spacious, yet architecturally interesting home that was conveniently located near Barcelona. Because we were five families (twenty people total), we had a very specific list of "must haves" and this home delivered on all of them. One of the highlights of the week was Servais and Helena and the hospitality they provided.

To start with, this house has so many bedrooms (14?), we had an abundance of space which was very nice. The Formal entry room was beautiful, the bedrooms were all spacious and the en-suite bathrooms were a fun mix of rustic (Spanish tiles in bright primary colors) and modern (fixtures). The kitchen was unassuming yet functional. There were plenty of places to relax both outside and in.

The house is almost three-hundred-years-old, has a compelling history and has some amazing spaces (the original Bodega is now used for weddings and large parties). There are rooms and spaces that we didn't even utilize, and there were twenty of us! Servais is in the process of updating and modernizing the house. He even took us on a tour on our last night and showed us some of the planned updates which should make this incredible house even more amazing.

That isn't to say that the house wasn't without quirks and a few issues: two of the A/C units struggled to keep-up with the heat of early July (in fact the "master bedroom" unit didn't start working properly until Tuesday), the Satellite TV never worked (not the end of the world, but not as advertised),and the "lawn" area around the pool was in rough shape (more dirt than grass in many spots) which necessitated a need to skim the pool daily (something that was supposed to have been done for us, but either wasn’t or was done so early in the morning that the “floaters” were back by the time we got to the pool).

Be aware that the rooms are spread-out. Make sure you consult the floor plan when booking. If you are travelling with younger kids like we were, you’ll need to go in with a game-plan to keep the families that want to stay near each other together.

Additionally, we had Servais cater three nights and the food provided was spectacular, I highly recommend this. We leaned heavily on Servais to help us as recommend restaurants and give us advice on places to visit during our trip. . If you are looking for a unique rental for a large group and want to be conveniently located to Sitges, look no further than Villa Catalina.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 24, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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Fantastic mansion

  • 5 of 5

We loved our stay in Villa Valenti.

This is the second time we rent from the owners and once again they pleasantly surprised us.

Villa Valenti is huge mansion, beautifully restored by the owners.

There are so many rooms, all decorated with great taste.

The bedrooms were perfect and it was very nice that some of them had their own private "living room", creating some privacy for the different families.

The general living was very cosy with an original coffee table.

We've spent most of our time outside and the terrace was super. There was a very large table, where we enjoyed all our meals. Some nice sitting areas and once again plenty of room for our kids to play.

The kids and adults all loved the pool, with lots of shade from the lush trees.

The kitchen was perfect, everything we needed to cook for our party of 18 was there. Plenty of cups, glasses, plates, ...

The house is close to Sitges and Sant-Pere de Ribes, but had a lot of privacy. There is also a beautiful hiking path behind the house.

Villa Valenti is the perfect match between history and the 21st century.

Thank you Servais and Helena.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 7, 2014
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
15 Kilometres
Barcelona El Prat International Airport
Nearest Barpub
2 Kilometres
Sant Pere de Ribes
Nearest Ferry
20 Kilometres
Nearest Golf
4 Kilometres
Sitges Golf
Nearest Train
4 Kilometres
Sitges Train Station
Nearest Motorway
2 Kilometres
Barcelona/Tarragona Highway C32
Nearest Restaurant
500 Metres
El Carnivor
Nearest Ski
80 Kilometres
La Molina
Nearest Beach
4 Kilometres
Sitges Beaches
Car: necessary

Villa Catalina is a short drive/train journey from Sitges and Barcelona.


Sitges offers 4km of palm-fringed boulevard, 17 sandy beaches and bays, a beautiful marina, a busy festive calendar with some truly amazing fiestas, first-rate tourist facilities, sporting activities, dozens of bars, cafes, restaurants and loads of great designer shops. 

There is something in Sitges for everyone, its a very difficult place to get bored in, plus Sitges is also on the doorstep of one of Europe’s most beautiful and exciting cities...Barcelona.

Barcelona is a breathtaking Mediterranean city and host of the 1992 Olympic Games.  It offers everything a tourist could possible ever want to see or do and much more.  It’s full of history, art and culture, the birthplace of the architectural genius Antoni Guadí, and painters such as Joan Miró and Santiago Rusiñol, writer Carlos Ruiz Zafón and home to Barcelona Football Club.  

If sightseeing gets too much, the golden beaches of the city offer lazy sun filled days bathing in the safe, clean Mediterranean waters surrounding the city.  

Other places to visit/things to do:

PortAventura Park (similar to Disney World)


Wine and Cava (Catalan Champagne) tasting tours.

Gastronomic weekends.

Walking and biking trails.

Many golf courses in the area.

Skiing in the Pyrenees is 2 hours away.


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday villa in Sant Pere de Ribes, Sitges

Rental Basis:
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
22 Oct 2016 - 23 Dec 2016
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
24 Dec 2016 - 6 Jan 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
7 Jan 2017 - 7 Apr 2017
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
8 Apr 2017 - 9 Jun 2017
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
10 Jun 2017 - 15 Sep 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Early fall
16 Sep 2017 - 20 Oct 2017
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
21 Oct 2017 - 22 Dec 2017
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Refundable Damage Deposit £1,338


To cancel a reservation it must be made in writing and acknowledged by the owner. If cancellation is received 6 month's prior to the date of arrival, 80% of any monies paid will be returned. If cancelled with less than 6 month's written notice, no refund will be made. It is therefore recommended that the appropriate holiday insurance has been contracted giving for such cover.

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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday villa in Sant Pere de Ribes in Barcelona Province

Property Type:
  • villa
  • Catering available
  • Breakfast - Booking Possible
  • Lunch - Booking Possible
  • Dinner - Booking Possible
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 700 m²
Location Type:
  • beach
  • near the sea
  • rural
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Fireplace
  • Fitness Room / Equipment
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wood Stove
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 30 people
  • 12 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath with Shower , Bidet
    Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Bath with Shower , Bidet
    Bathroom 3 - Toilet , Bath with Shower , Bidet
    Bathroom 4 - Toilet , Bath with Shower , Bidet
    Bathroom 5 - Toilet , Bath with Shower , Bidet
    Bathroom 6 - Toilet , Bath with Shower , Bidet
    Bathroom 7 - Toilet , Bath with Shower , Bidet
    Bathroom 8 - Toilet , Bath with Shower , Bidet
    Bathroom 9 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
    Bathroom 10 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
    Bathroom 11 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
    Bathroom 12 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
  • 15 Bedrooms, Sleeps 35
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Double Bed , Ensuite bathroom
    Bedroom 2 - 1 Double Bed , En suite bathroom
    Bedroom 3 - 1 Double Bed , En suite bathroom
    Bedroom 4 - 1 Double Bed , En suite bathroom
    Bedroom 5 - 1 Double Bed , En suite bathroom
    Bedroom 6 - 2 Single Bed , En suite bathroom
    Bedroom 13 - 2 Single Bed
    Bedroom 14 - 2 Single Bed
    Bedroom 15 - 1 Double Bed
    Bedroom 7 - 2 Single Bed , En suite bathroom
    Bedroom 8 - 2 Single Bed , En suite bathroom
    Bedroom 9 - 2 Single Bed , En suite bathroom
    Bedroom 10 - 2 Single Bed , En suite bathroom
    Bedroom 11 - 2 Single Bed
    Bedroom 12 - 2 Single Bed
  • Brand new air conditioning in every bedroom!
  • DVD Player
  • Table Football
  • Games ...
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Balcony
  • Terrace
  • Golf ...
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • Veranda
  • Events Allowed
  • Groups
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Singles
  • children welcome
  • pets considered ...
  • smoking allowed ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Private Pool
Onsite Services:
  • Concierge
  • churches
  • forests
  • marina
  • museums
  • naturist beach
  • playground
  • recreation centre
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • horse riding
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • golf pass optional
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • pier fishing
  • rafting
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • diving
  • snorkelling
  • caving
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing

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