The SpaceVilla Maria was built for a famous Catalan opera singer in 1900. It has a beautiful garden, spectacular views over Barcelona and is just 20 minutes from the city centre with the Funicular Railway running next few meters from the house.
Villa Maria offers an oasis of calm set in the natural park of Collserolla with incredible views of the city at your feet, particularly suited to individuals and couples who are looking for something different, something greener and away from the tourist hub of the city. Within 50 mts. In the neighborg, there is a full area of services, that includes supermarket, pharmacy, bank atm, etc.
We rent out a spacious rooms in upper floor in the Villa (the property have two floors, each one totally independent). It has tree double bedrooms, one with a bathroom in suite, and another shared bathroom, a full equipped kitchen, a private terrace with views over Barcelona, a big saloon with a fireplace and a sofa-bed, a small place with table to have breakfast, a small office and a garage for cars or motorbikes and 3600m2 garden with balconies and sunbathing spots.
All the rooms have double beds, two of them mezzanine style (i.e. up a ladder, so not suitable for elderly or kids below 5 years old). In two with mezzanine can also accommodates 2 single or double beds on each one; we can also accommodate some place for a baby, for this, I suggest the parents take a room with a bed in mezzanine, so the baby can sleep down.
We are a group of people of various nationalities, speak English, Spanish, French, Dutch and Catalan, and have a peaceful ambience in the house.
The house accommodates 12 people. Guest AccessKitchen, bathroom (with bath), washing machine, high speed internet, desktop computer, garage with parking place, a tremendous garden and orchard. Interaction with GuestsWe are a small community of six people, we speak English, French, Spanish and Catalan, in a relaxed, quiet and peaceful environment. Normally we have breakfast or diner with our guests, and the can reach us at any time. Because the Villa is also home-office, there is always someone around happy to give directions, help as needed or just have a coffee in the garden. The NeighborhoodSituated in a quiet neighborhood with all amenities 50 meters from the house, ATM, supermarket, hairdresser, restaurant (Casa Trampa, one of the most famous in the area), meatshop, hairdresser, etc..
Another nearby neighborhood, 8 minutes by train, is "Sarria" one of the most exclusive areas of Barcelona, where you will find good restaurants (like "El Vell Sarria", specializing in rice) and the bar with the best "patatas bravas" in the city, "Bar Thomas ". Getting AroundPublic transport is (literally) next to the house (12 meters). This takes you, through the district of "Gracia" to Plaza Catalunya. It has a frequency of 4 minutes during day, and takes about 14 minutes to get to Plaza Catalunya.
Arriving by car is also easy, it takes about 25-30 from Plaza Catalunya and the house has a garage with two parking spaces. Other Things to NoteThe Villa is located in the Collserola mountain, wich is declared Natural Park. If you like walking, you can take long walks around the area, Carretera de Aiguas, one of the most popular routes from which you can walk up Tibidabo, with amazing views of Barcelona, a swamp, the mountain ... the jewel of the crown of Barcelona
Collserola is nature, the kind of nature that brings fresh air to life in the city. The information center is the main host and reference point for visitors, providing basic, practical and general information: places, activities (themed rides, guided walks), transport, services ... The information center is located in "Carretera de l'Església, 92", steps from the villa.