Bright 1 bedroom ground floor apartment. Legally Registered Non smoking, air-conditioned and enjoys TV (SKY Freeview while still available in Spain ) Spanish TV, DVD & CD player. We have super fast broadband with 1 gb download and 300mb upload. The bedroom has a brand new King size bed 160x200 with high quality mattress good size bathroom with shower cubicle. Situated 15 mins drive from the stylish coastal resort of Sitges and 300 days of sunshine annually. Only 30 minutes drive from the cosmopolitan City of Barcelona. We are located in the heart of the 'Penedes' region of Catalunya famous for its wine production with many vineyards, Torres, Cordoniu and Freixenet to name but 3, a short drive away. It is an ideal base for anyone wishing to explore the region for its many activities including cycling, horse riding, hiking and of course wine tasting. Alternatively, enjoy the hustle and bustle of Sitges beaches and nightlife, then return to the tranquility of your own apartment with every facility to ensure a relaxing and enjoyable holiday.
- Apartment495 sq. ft.
- Separate WCs0
- Min. Stay3 nights
Apartment in Olivella, Sitges, Barcelona, Spain - Peaceful Location, Ideal For Beaches, Shopping Trips, Cycling, Walking And Bird Watching Holidays
Neil and Tracy Scott
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- english, spanish, little bit of French, Catalan
- Calendar last updated:
- 12 Nov 2018
About Neil and Tracy Scott
Hi my name is Tracy I live at the house with my family and one Russian Blue cat, Boris and a scruffy Moggie called Gizmo and a beautiful dont what but called Missu and our old Dalmatian Sheena who sleeps in the house nearly all the time and doesnt bother anyone. Your terrace is fenced off from the rest of the property so the Sheena does not have access, the cats or the dog do not enter the apartment. We moved into the house in August 2000 and have loved it here ever since. Mostly I love the weather here. To wake up with blue skies and the sun shining every morning is what has kept us here this long. The beach and many fabulous restaurants are just a short drive from the house, the markets with fresh vegetables and salad ingredients are open daily and to go out for the day with a picnic just seems to make sense. We moved to get away from the hustle and bustle of everyday life in the UK and found that here, we could just sit with friends, have a drink and relax. We hope you can too. Please ask us for a copy of our Google interactive map on the area.
Neil and Tracy Scott purchased this Apartment in 2000
Why Neil and Tracy Scott chose Olivella
We bought this house here as we needed a large house for our family to visit and we wanted a nice private garden with an apartment below the main house. We loved the mountain views and the drive up through the vineyards from Sitges, The vines change colour all year and you see them changing from thin brown stalks in winter through to lime green leaves bursting in Spring to vines full of grapes in August and then burning reds and oranges in Autumn after the harvest takes place. To drive down to Sitges every morning to work and as you go up that last hill into the town the Azure blue Mediterranean and the Sun rising is there on the horizon in front of you, it just brings a wonderful smile to your face. It truly is a beautiful place to live, play and work and hope you will enjoy it
What makes this Apartment unique
Please ask us for a copy of our Google interactive map on the area. This will show you where we are, where places are, Supermarkets, Beaches, Parking, Viewpoints, Restaurants, Mini Tours, Walks, Towns, Markets, Places to avoid...... etc. Just ask for the link Super Super Fast Broadband, 1GB download and 300mb upload Also, maps from the airport to us & for driving down please just ask for the links... We help make bookings for you, print off your tickets on our laser and can do photocopies and if necessary connect you with english speaking lawyers the same day. We also have a Facebook Pages site which has loads of real not photo-shopped photos of the area, updates and things to do. Just ask us for the details, Owners Direct do not let us post details of this on here.
Pool / Spa
100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.
Lovely holiday in good location.
The apartment was within easy reach of Sitges and Barcelona and after visiting those places it was great to come back and relax by the pool or enjoy a barbecue on the patio. Neil and Tracey were very friendly and helpful but not intrusive.
Can't say enough about this stay. Neil and Tracy were wonderful hosts. Neil has very good knowledge of the entire area and his directions were spot on. The apartment was comfortable, spotless, well equipped, heating worked very well, shower was great and bed was fabulous, all the things that make a vacation more enjoyable. The area was quiet and close to the major centres. We would highly recommend this property for a great holiday.
Barry and jenny From Australia
We had great fun with Barry and Jen, They travel a lot and are well educated with great stories for the Poms, seriously couldn't ask for a nicer couple to stay with us for the week, great conversations, a wonderful dinner with us with wine flowing and stimulating conversation, we enjoyed their company immensely and would love for them to return, we even joked we might turn up on their doorstep down under one day. The are welcome here anytime as friends not guests. Thanks guys and enjoy the rest of your holiday. We hope to meet again one day.
Thank you Neil and Tracy for a lovely week
My husband and I were staying in nearby Casa Felix, Olivella, for three nights for a wedding. We decided to have a week's break before the wedding and were lucky to find Neil and Tracy's apartment. It is extremely well equipped and together with the use of the swimming pool, and having it's own private terrace for sunbathing, it suited us perfectly. Although the apartment is situated in peaceful countryside, Sitges is only a 20 minute drive if you fancy a day at the beach, or some nightlife. Neil and Tracy were the perfect host and hostess and were only too happy to help with advice and directions to places of interest, restaurants, bars, supermarkets, etc.
We thoroughly enjoyed our stay here and have no hesitation in recommending this accommodation.
Thank you ever so much for the lovely review and we're so glad you had a lovely time in the apartment and sunbathing you certainly left us for the wedding a much better colour. I don't know if you saw georgie at the wedding there person who looks after the place and guests and neighbors was ill that night so Jane the owner phoned Georgie to see if she could come up and help so not wanting to miss out on a party she said yes and said it was wonderful up there in casa Felix she finally left in think at 5:40am and locked up when everyone had gone to bed. Once again many that's for the review and we're glad you had a lovely time it's really important to us that our guests go away feeling they have had a great time . Neil and Tracyxx
Extremely clean and well appointed apartment with everything you could possibly need.
Very spacious and well appointed - super bathroom and shower and very comfortable bed. Air con and fan in the bedroom were very welcome in the heat.
The patio is large and well equipped with a range of furniture and seating areas. Lovely pool with further seating and shaded area (very welcome for a redhead!)
Neil and Tracy were great hosts and gave us a wealth of information about local attractions and the best methods of transport. We used the local transport to visit Barcelona as advised by the hosts and it was easy to access. We also visited smaller attractions that we would have missed without Neil and Tracy's suggestions.
We didn't eat out much as I'm coeliac and the kitchen meant that we could cook 'at home' made easier by the items in the cupboard such as oil, sugar, tea, coffee, cling film, washing up liquid etc. I know this seems simple but we've stayed in many places without these basics.
We also found butter, meat, eggs and wine already chilling in the fridge!
Neil and Tracy were great hosts giving us as much space or company as we wanted. We'd definitely stay here again and would be confident in recommending the apartment to friends. Also great value compared to other places we've stayed.
Were glad you had a lovely time and thank you for the great review. We try and leave things for guests like those above, it makes it nicer when you arrive, we have been to places and there is not even a dishcloth, Tracy tries to make it as if we were moving in for a week and puts in what we would like to see. We also try to leave enough food so that for late nighters can have a meal at least when they arrive very late.
Anyway were glad you had a nice time and a safe drive back home in that super car!!
Take care and we hope to see you again.
Neil and Tracy.
What a fab place!! Amazing hosts!!
What a fab relaxing holiday!! Tracey and Neil were very friendly and welcoming and even took us along to a festival in a nearby village. The apartment was lovely and clean, it was well equipped and every thing has been well thought of, We even managed to come home with no dirty laundry!!
Tracey and Neil were always happy to help with any queries we had regarding local amenities and giving directions to us when needed.
We spent time chatting with Neil and Tracey about their experiences of Spain and local culture which was very interesting, nothing was ever too much trouble for them. Many laughs were had. The pool was always clean and we used this daily for total relaxation. The pool area overlooks the local village and has a very calming effect. We will definitely be back and Fester will have grown by then 😄 Thank you both and we will see you again Louise and Chris xx
Thanks Chris and Louise,
It was great to meet you and have the little fun chats we had, thanks very much for the great review and for leaving the apartment nice and tidy.
Were glad you had a lovely holiday and we hope that you made it back safely.
Its so hot here at the moment and you are right Fester has grown and so has something else downstairs underneath his furry bits and he is going mad at the moment, time for the vet we think!!! He is lovely though and so fluffy and sweet.
It was so funny seeing Chris change colour during the week from bright red to brown, didnt think he was going to make it, the pain must of been bad from that sunburn!
We changed the fridge to one with a icebox and hopefully when you come back you can pop your ice creams in there, we didnt have one before has they always iced up and you had to defrost them and it eats into the changeover time but we found one that does it itself now and is automatic. (Sorry)
Anyway hope Wales is nice and sunny and thanks very much for choosing to stay with us, Tracy will keep in contact with Louise on Facebook.
Neil and Tracy
Comfortable, spacious, friendly!
The apartment was created originally as a permanent home, so is very comfortable. Tracey & Neil are ideal hosts, hospitable & helpful but discrete. The property is terraced, with great views from secluded, large pool on top level. Own rooftop private terrace is also large & well equipped. Only slight downside is the narrow - but safe! - metal staircase which gives access to the terrace &, further up, the pool, but we got used to it. Location in hills behind Sitges is ideal; close enough but cooler & more peaceful, with good access to other areas of interest. Despite that, we found plenty to occupy us close by, and spent a relaxing 10 days just pottering about locally. An ideal relaxing holiday!
Thank you very much for the nice review and we are glad you enjoyed the holiday, the steps up to the top terrace are we know slight narrow than a normal staircase but when this staircase was built the council would not give permission to allow us to make them any wider than the planters in case you walk into the staircase! Ridiculous but that is the way it is here.
It was nice to have you both here and catch up on the gossip as you live close to our son in London and one day we hope you manage to make it back out here, As we live above and to the back of the apartment we never really know how much input to communicating with our guests but after chats on the steps and terraces we like to think by the end of the week or two that we hope you go home having made some new friends that you know will be here, you can always contact us here on Owners Direct, on Facebook and by Email.
We are glad you had a good time and hope you make it back again one day.
Neil and Tracy Scott
Special interest holidays: hiking, diving, fishing, golf, bird watching, horse riding, mountaineering, sailing, swimming, tennis, waterskiing, wind surfing, surfing, bowling, paintball and airsoft. With its special light and micro-climate sitges boasts over 300 days of sunshine annually and was home to santiago rusinol. A visit to salvador dali's museum in figueres makes a great day out, garraf national park with walking and cycling routes. Vineyard tours. Meditate in the buddhist monastery in plana novella. Port aventura, a universal studios park and costa cariba, its adjoining water park are a 45 minute drive away towards salou and are great fun.
please ask us for a copy of our google interactive map on the area.
this will show you where we are, where places are, supermarkets, beaches, parking, viewpoints, restaurants, mini tours, walks, towns, markets, places to avoid. . . . . . Etc. Just ask for the link
we also have a facebook pages site, just ask for the link. . . . .
The nearest beach resort of Sitges can be reached in 15 minutes by car. There are over 17 beautiful beaches to choose from including family beaches, gay beaches, nudist beaches and rustic coves. Many beaches have sunbeds, umbrellas, showers and bars. There are many great restaurants, bars and clubs in Sitges. The promenade runs the length of the beaches and is popular for summer evening strolls and is perfect for rollerblading and cycling.
A public outdoor swimming pool is 5 minutes away.
Barcelona (35 mins), Barcelona Airport (30 mins), Reus (45 mins), Sitges and beaches (15 mins). Barcelona, one of Europe's most popular destinations, is only 35 minutes away. It is Spain's most cosmopolitan city and is best known for its Gaudi architecture, La Sagrada Familia, La Pedrables, and Park Guell, not forgetting Las Ramblas and its vibrant night life.
Sitges and Beaches 15 minutes. St Pere De Ribes 8 minutes. Olivella 5 minutes - Lovely restaurant with menu of the day/night €15. Vilafranca 10 minutes. Nearest shop 3 minutes. Nearest restaurant 400 metres. Other restaurants by car within 5 minutes. Barcelona City Centre 45 minutes. Airport 30 minutes. Port Aventura/Costa Cariba 45 minutes.
If you are thinking of booking an Autumn, Winter or Spring cruise why not stay a few days either side of your cruise with us, we can offer special rates over the winter and can chauffeur you to and from the ship with an all inclusive price.
In Sitges there is Carrefour which stocks many non spanish items and is open on Sundays. St Pere de Ribes also has Can Torreta, another good supermarket which is also open on Sunday.
Please ask us for a copy of our Google interactive map on the area.
This will show you where we are, where places are, Supermarkets, Beaches, Parking, Viewpoints, Restaurants, Mini Tours, walks, Towns, Markets, places to avoid...... etc. Just ask for the link
Also, maps from the airport to us and for driving down, please just ask for the links...on google maps our road is shown with the wrong name which is really helpful, we can send you a gps coordinate which will be correct if you paste this into google maps or type it into your GPS, just ask, we have asked Google to change our road back to its original name and a year on are still waiting for an update! TomToms should be unaffected as mine is still correct on my iPhone. Tracy x
We also have a Facebook Pages site which has loads of real not photo-shopped photos of the area, updates and things to do. Just ask us for the details, Owners Direct do not let us post details of this on here.
Please ask for any additional information you may require and we will do our best to help you
Additional pricing information
Security Deposit required - Terms and conditions apply Changeover Day: Our change over day is Saturday, on day of arrival after 3pm, depart before 10am, but we can be flexible outside of high season and can accommodate looking after luggage if flight times are very late and check out/in times are not convenient. Notes on prices: Bookings are Saturday to Saturday from May until September. We are not pleased to announce that our prices in 2017/18 will change due to high OD charges being forced upon us, This is the first increase since 2013. Prices are weekly, 7 nights, but we are willing to take bookings for 3,4 or 5 nights as well, please contact the owner for alternative pricing. 3+ weeks or more discounts apply. Special Prices apply for Cruise ship bookings in Autumn, Winter and Spring Bookings including free chauffeur to and from the cruise ship in Barcelona.