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Modern Comfort in a Modernist House. Private pool, gardens in intimate space.

Bedrooms 6
Separate WC's1
Space 4,574 sq. ft.
Property type chalet
Minimum Stay 7 nights


About the property

Six bedrooms in a Modernist Vila, private 4x8m2 pool, near Barcelona and Sitges

Spectacular Modernist Villa in quiet location among vineyards of Penedes. Original tiles throughout the house, metal and ceramic ornamentation in "Gaudi" style decorate the façade.

Six bedrooms, threes full baths, one bathroom. Fully reformed with modern amenities, the first floor has a vestibulo, salon with TV/Video, fireplace, lots of light, southfacing. A full 45 m kitchen featuring Gaggeneau appliances, eat-in island and with dining room for 14 people, very light, access to terrace and garden. Additionally, a large sitting/children´s room with fold-out bed, games, light, access to pool and patios.

The second floor consists of large bedrooms, all south-facings, featuring three rooms with queen size beds, two rooms with twin beds, and a private room with bunk beds. Cradle available. Three full bathrooms recently renovated with showers, one with full bath & shower. Two terraces, one overlooking garden and pool. Utility room with washer and dryer.

Clear views of Montserrat from the roof-top deck.

The 15000m garden includes a new 4x8 saltwater illuminated swimming pool with a large tiled patio for sunbathing. Reclining lounge chairs, hammocks and kid´s water games. The landscaped gardens include a 75m grass area, gardens with imported wildflowers and aromatic herbs, shade and fruit trees, and two fish ponds with Kois and frogs. A large patio for relaxing, a shaded area to enjoy a drink, and a covered dining area for 14 people with charcoal/wood barbeque, overhead fans and lights for night time meals.

Trampoline and ping-pong table.

The entire garden is walled and offers the utmost in privacy without sight views from neighbors. It is a large intimate area to be enjoyed day and night.

More Details
Registration Number : HUTB-014977

Mark Allen
Member since: 2016
Speaks English, French, Spanish, Catalan
Response time:
Within a few days
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
15 March, 2018

About Mark Allen

Hi, I´m Mark, a retired Director of Marketing and political consultant. My wife and I purchased Cal Florit in 1999. We spent 10 years meticulously restoring this property to its original state. In addition, we raised three children here. As they have grown and moved on to university and other interests, we wish to share this beautiful, unique space with you.

Mark Allen purchased this chalet in 1999

Why Mark Allen chose Les Cabanyes

A unique property in the Penedes area and the only Casa Rural of this type, Cal Florit was built between 1900-1913 in the Modernist and "noucentisme" style. Popularly known as a "casa de indios", the orignal owner was a Catalan entrenpeneur who made his fortune in the Caribbean. Incorporating Colonial and Modernist influences, this house remained in one family during 100 years. We would like to maintain it in ours for another 100.

What makes this chalet unique

A lovely house incorporating the old and the new, you will be impressed by its design, fine renovation, modern comfort mixed with Modernist styling, and the infinite number of quiet nooks, corners and quiet spaces. A truly luxurious home set among the vineyards of Alt Penedes but only 5 minutes from the bustling medieval market town of Vilafranca, wine capital of Catalunya.


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday chalet in Les Cabanyes in L'Alt Penedès

Property Type:
  • chalet
  • Self-catering
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 4574 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: Flexible / Check-out: Flexible
  • Max. occupancy: 12
  • children welcome ...
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • city centre ...
  • Monument View ...
  • Mountain View ...
  • near the sea ...
  • rural ...
  • village ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob ...
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 12 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • 1 Separate WC
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet
    Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , Bidet
    Bathroom 3 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , Bidet
    Bathroom 4 - Toilet , Bath with Shower
  • Two full bathrooms with showers, one bathroom with full bath & shower, one large guest bathroom.
  • 6 Bedrooms, Sleeps 12
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Large Double Bed
    Bedroom 2 - 1 Large Double Bed
    Bedroom 3 - 1 Large Double Bed
    Bedroom 4 - 2 Single Bed
    Bedroom 5 - 2 Single Bed , 1 Cot
    Bedroom 6 - 2 Child Bed , Bunk Beds
    Bedroom 7 - 1 Sofa bed/Futon , Sitting room with sleeper sofa
  • Three spacious bedrooms with queen size beds, two bedroom with twin individual beds, one room with bunk beds and one double fold-out sofa.
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Music Library
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Toys
  • Video Library
  • Balcony
  • Bicycles ...
  • Boat ...
  • Terrace ...
  • Golf
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • Tennis
  • 1 bicycles
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Private Pool ...
Onsite Services:
  • Concierge
  • Private Chef
  • bay
  • caves
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • laundrette - not serviced
  • festivals
  • forests
  • library
  • live theatre
  • marina
  • museums
  • naturist beach
  • playground
  • pond
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • water parks
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • horse riding
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • Basketball Court
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • golf pass optional
  • hiking
  • ice skating
  • jet skiing
  • mountain climbing
  • paragliding
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • diving
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing


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Modern Comfort in a Modernist House. Private pool, gardens in intimate space.
average rating of 5.0 based on 1 reviews
Champaign, Illinois

Location! Comfort! Tranquil! Perfect!

  • 5 of 5

My wife and myself along with two other couples rented this Chalet (Villa, Castle) for two weeks. As it turned out, they were two of the best weeks ever spent on a vacation. We found the accommodations to be comfortable, beautifully and tastefully decorated and complete in every sense...wi-fi, cable, kitchen complete with all the necessities so that we could prepare gourmet meals. The Chalet is conveniently located close to beaches (Sitges, Vilanova), as well as Barcelona (35 minutes by car or train), and Vilafranca which is 3km away and has all the services and shopping that one might require. The Chalet is large enough and comfortably outfitted so that if one desires privacy for a snooze, reading or simply to be alone, the garden, the terrace can provide that luxury. The garden and the pool and the entire grounds are surrounded by a high wall which makes ones stay very private from the outside world.

Mark, the owner operator is filled with knowledge of the area and can make arrangements for vineyard tours, restaurant reservations, travel information. He is very accommodating seems to enjoy providing recommendations, history of the region and provides wonderful guest service.

Would we go back? Absolutely. We've told friends and have a group of 5 couples and will return this summer.

  • Review Submitted: 11-May-2016
  • Date of Stay: April 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
35 Kilometres
Barcelona (BCN)
Nearest Barpub
100 Metres
Cal Masia
Nearest Ferry
45 Kilometres
Nearest Golf
20 Kilometres
Nearest Train
3 Kilometres
Vilafranca del Penedes
Nearest Motorway
3 Kilometres
AP-7 (Barcelona-Tarragona)
Nearest Ski
100 Kilometres
Port del Compte
Nearest Beach
20 Kilometres
Vilanova i La Geltriu
Car: necessary

Vilafranca del Penedes is the capital of wine country. Offering a wide selection of Michelin-recognized restaurants and exceptional wine bars, it is the ideal location to explore Penedes and the outlying counties where you will find all manner of leisure and sport activites.

Want to ride through the vineyards, enjoy a wine tasting and then an exceptional meal, all in company of a multi-lingual wine specialist? No problem!

With beaches only 15 minutes away, and Barcelona a mere 40, Cal Florit is the ideal location to take advantage of all the best that Catalunya has to offer. From vistis to the Roman ruins of Tarragona to climbing classes and all beach activities, we can even set you up with a parachuting class if you dare!

And Port Adventura, the premier theme and water park in Spain is only 30 minutes from the house. Be sure to reserve tickets online in advance!

Cal Florit is the only Casa Rural in Penedes that offer 24-hour concierge services including free booking, dinner reservations, recommendations on how to spend your day, translations and even emergency services in case they are required.


Prices & Availability

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Additional pricing information

Final cleaning is included in rental price; for visits of one week or more, free cleaning, change of linens and towels if desired.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.