MASIA CAN MARCER DE LA PENYA, San Pere de Ribes

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Description I Location I Availability I Guest Reviews I Around The property I Out & About I Special Occasions & Events

“A beautiful 17th century Catalan country house that once produced 140,000 litres of wine a year and now restored to a high standard, but with care to maintain much of its charming original character.”

Can Marcer de la Penya is a fabulous Catalan country house (masia) that was originally built in 1605. It was bought by the current owners in 2001 who then set about renovating and modernised the house to a high standard while still keeping many of the original features and overall character of the property. Set back from the coast, the house nestles in a peaceful and elevated location amongst the vineyards and hills of the Garraf and yet is only a 30 minute drive from Barcelona airport and just 10 minutes from all the amenities and attractions of the lively beach resort of Sitges.

INTRODUCTION

The rooms at Can Marcer are large, many with their original wooden beams and floor tiles. Outside is a large and sunny terrace that runs the length of the villa with wooden garden tables and chairs for outside dining, served by a large BBQ area. There is also a lawned Pavillion garden, which is perfect for wedding ceremonies or a great space with marvellous views for outside dining for special celebrations. The private swimming pool can be heated if desired and has wide steps and is fenced making it ideal for children.

Guests will enjoy the stunning panoramic views of the Garraf Natural Park and the Mediterranean sea from many parts of the house and garedens.

The villa is available to rent for groups of up to 25 guests. Outside of June, July and August we also rent the villa to smaller groups. The house is an ideal venue for small outdoor weddings and events with space for up to 60 guests.

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INTERIOR

The house has been thoughtfully and sympathetically designed to provide modern and hi-tec comforts, while the preservation of many original rustic features like wooden ceiling beams, exposed stone walls, tile flooring and large fireplaces ensures that the historical essence and charm of this magnificent property have been retained.

The masia has been cleverly decorated with a combination of both modern and antique furnishings along with interesting artwork. There are 2 large and comfortably furnished living rooms complete with flat-screen TVs with international satellite stations as well as 2 fine dining rooms one of which features a huge dining table with space for up to 25 guests to dine together.

There are 2 spacious and fully equipped kitchens, one of which has a dining table. Serve your home-cooked masterpiece in the dining area, or keep things casual by firing up the barbecue and dining alfresco.

Can Marcer de la Penya is a substantial private residence with a living area of over 750 square metres for guests to enjoy. Even when fully occupied the house is still large enough to allow you as much space and privacy as you like. There is plenty to keep all guests entertained with a dedicated games room complete with table tennis and pool table, as well as satellite TVs and hundreds of DVDs, books and games available in the lounge areas.

BEDROOMS AND BATHROOMS

With 750 sqm of interior floor space there is ample room for guests to enjoy their stay in this unique and impressive country house. 

Bedroom Plan

Can Marcer de la Penya comfortably sleeps 25 guests in 10 beautifully furnished and mostly ensuite bedrooms arranged as follows;

Cardona (6m x 4m) – 1 king, Located on the Ground Floor and has an ensuite Shower Room. Floor fan.
Manresa (4m x 3.6m) – 1 king, Located on the Ground Floor with ensuite Shower Room. Floor fan.
Ripoll (8.1m x 4m) – 1 double, Located on the 1st Floor. Shared ensuite Shower Room. Floor fan.
Mont Blanc (8.1m x 4m) – 2 twin/ single, Located on 1st Floor. Shower room shared with Ripoll. Large, quiet ceiling fan.
Montserrat (7m x 4.5m) – 1 super king, On 1st Floor with private terrace and ensuite bathroom. Air con + large, quiet ceiling fan.
Pedrera (9m x 4m) – 3 twin/ single, On 1st Floor with ensuite Shower room. Air con + large, quiet ceiling fan.
Garraf Suite (9.7m x 4m) – 3 twin/ single, On 1st Floor with ensuite Shower room. Large, quiet ceiling fan.
Poblet Suite (8.1m x 4m) – 3 twin/ single, On 1st Floor. Single bed in separate room. Ensuite Shower room. Large, quiet ceiling fan. A/C.
Penedes Suite (8.3m x 4.4m) – 1 double, 2 twin/ single, On 1st Floor with ensuite Shower room.
Siurana – 3 twin beds, 1 single, ensuite. A/C.

Bathroom Plan

Ripoll Bathroom – toilet, shower, bidet
Manresa Bathroom – toilet, shower
Cardona Bathroom – toilet, shower
Montserrat Bathroom – toilet, combination tub/shower, shower, bidet
Pedrera Bathroom – toilet, shower, bidet
Poblet Bathroom – toilet, shower
Penedes Bathroom – toilet, shower
Garraf Bathroom – toilet, shower, bidet
Siurana Bathroom – toilet, shower, bidet
Guest Washroom – toilet

GARDENS & OUTSIDE SPACES

Without doubt, the centrepiece of the beautiful outside spaces at Can Marcer de la Penya is the delightful 9m x 4.5m heated swimming pool with surrounding sun terraces and lawned area. Guests can wile away lazy summer days lounging on one of the many sun loungers arranged around the pool edge in complete privacy while enjoying panoramic sea views. 

Al fresco dining is a delight on the beautiful shaded terrace overlooking the Garraf Natural Park with seating for up to 25 guests. There is also a large BBQ area, outdoor bar and other terraces with plenty of comfortable patio furnishing providing the perfect places in which to relax and chill out with a drink. There are other shady corners around the gardens offering private retreats for quiet contemplation out of the hot afternoon sun.

The grounds of the masia stretch to over 2,000 sqm and there are delightful mountain and sea views from all around the property.

Can Marcer de la Penya can accommodate up to 60 guests for outdoor events.

THINGS TO DO

There are so many ways to enjoy the days and nights at Can Marcer de la Penya but you’ll find so much to experience and enjoy in the local area if you can drag yourself away from the pool.

The bustling seaside town of Sitges is just a 10-minute drive away. Sitges has just about everything you need on a holiday: sandy beaches, cool bars, quality restaurants, fashionable boutiques, festivals, fireworks, culture, nightlife and élan. 

Why not visit a local winery such as Torres, Finca Viladellops or Torre del Veguer? The legendary Cava Houses of Freixenet and Cordoniu are not too far away and offer fascinating and insightful tours.

The wonderful cosmopolitan city of Barcelona with its world-class attractions is a 40-minute drive and can also be easily reached by train or bus.

For those looking for more energetic distractions the nearby Mediterranean coast with its golden sandy beaches and numerous marinas offers unlimited opportunities for water based sports and boat rentals. The house also has direct access to the Garraf Natural Park providing hundreds of kilometres of fantastic hiking and mountain bike trails right on your doorstep. There is a tennis club in the nearest town and several good golf courses in the area.

There is a choice of theme parks and attractions within an hour or so drive including Port Aventura, one of the biggest in Europe.

PRACTICALITIES

Can Marcer de la Penya is equipped with the following facilities:

– Private car park for up to 6 cars. Additional parking space for 10 cars outside house.
– Housekeeper (at the villa to welcome you and to provide support throughout your stay).
– Luxury linen, bath and pool towels
– Maid Service
– Final check-out clean and laundry included
– Free WIFI up to 10Gb
– Hairdryers in all bathrooms
– Water, coffee, tea, milk, sugar, salt, pepper, herbs, hand soap, washing powder, dishwasher tablets, washing up liquid, toilet rolls to get you started
– 2 baby cots
– 2 high chairs
– 2 ovens
– 4 fridges
– 2 freezers
– 2 microwaves
– coffee makers
– cafetieres
– dishwasher
– toasters
– kettles and plates, glasses, bowls, cutlery, platters, mugs, pots and pans 
– Washing machine, iron and ironing board
– 3 flat screen TVs, Satellite TV
– 100s of DVDs, games and books
– Games room with table tennis and full size pool table.

ACCESS

– Barcelona airport 30 mins / Reus airport 50 mins / Girona airport 80 mins
– C32 motorway 5 mins
– Train station at Sitges 10-minute drive
– Nearest village 5 mins
– Sitges 10 mins
– Nearest beaches 10 mins
– Barcelona centre 40 mins
– PortAventura theme park 60 mins
– French border 2 hours
– Nearest ski resort 2 hours

LOCAL ACTIVITIES

– Hiking, Horse riding and Mountain Biking in the Garraf Natural Park
– Swimming, Sailing, Windsurfing, Jetskiing at the beaches of Sitges or Vilanova i la Geltru
– Hectic Sitges night life – lots of great restaurants, clubs and bars
– Kayaking and canoeing at Siurana
– Tennis and Padel in Sant Pere de Ribes club
– Wine and cava tours to Sant Sadurni and El Priorat
– Visits to local food and antiques markets in Vilafranca and Sant Cugat
– Visits to monasteries such as Montserrat, Poblet, Santes Creus, and Ripoll
– Cultural tours to Roman and Medieval towns and castles such as Solsona, Cardona, Tarragona and Mont Blanc
– Wonderful boutiques and Catalan designer brands in Sitges and Barcelona

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by Anonymous on

"Beautiful Country House near Garraf Park & Sitges."


Reviewed by Paul. S in June 2018.


We stayed at Can Marcer de la Penya for a week in May/June 2018. Our group of 19 consisted of 4 family generations to celebrate an 80th Birthday. The Masia is maintained to a high standard and retains much of its original character. Our family daytime activities on site were generally centred around the pool area, where we were able to spread out and enjoy the luxurious surroundings, sunshine and of course cool off in the lovely pool. In the evenings we tended to gathered for family meals on the upper dining terrace from which the views were fantastic. The owner and housekeeper couldn't have been more helpful and were available to assist and advise during our stay. We chose not to hire a car on this occasion and found that Taxis into Sitges were generally easy to organise from the property. Similarly, walks in to the local town of Sant Pere de Ribes were possible from the Masia and from here you can pick up transport into Sitges, Barcelona and further afield.

by Anonymous on

"History, luxury... amazing experience."


Reviewed by AlbertRM, September 2018.


My family and I stayed at the villa for a week. The villa is really pretty and big, located in the middle of a vineyard. It is not super easy to access but that makes it even more charming, as you really feel secluded and in touch with nature. All rooms were beautiful, some bigger and some more cosy, but all charming. It was great to have several communal areas where the family could gather or separate. The one thing I would suggest would be to install aircon in all room, since only three have aircon at the moment and it can get pretty hot during the day. The house manager, Jana, was extremely helpful and friendly. We really appreciated having her around as she was always willing to help and guide us. We can't wait to be back and we highly recommend this place if you want to spend some time with a big group of friends or family.

by Anonymous on

Yaron, Israel


Happy new year! We Had a wonderful time at your House. My family just loved it! We Had lovely, lunches outside with the stunning views and nice walks! Your House is amazing as it is nice and cosy for 4 as for 16 people or more, which is quite exeptional. And more amazing is that even with 8 kids we had a quite stay in the living as the kids were playing in the ping pong room or playing a game in the up stairs living. Just great!!!!we would love to come again!

by Anonymous on

Maria, Netherlands


This is our final evening at the house, and the whole family would like to tell you how much we have enjoyed our time here. The house is just great, and is maintained at the highest level. It has all the amenities we could ask for – nothing is missing, and more. We enjoyed the kitchen, the living rooms, the pool (yes, we were sitting by the pool on Friday, and some of us actually spent time in the warm water), the library, the videos, and more. I assume we should thank you for the great weather too – everyday it got better and better. In short, it was a great vacation in one of the best houses we’ve ever had.

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RENTAL PRICES

Rental Prices in Euros Week Night
May - June 15th, 2019 (min 4 nts)  9,240 EUR  1,556 EUR
June 15th to Aug 2019 - (min 7 nts)  12,540 EUR -
September 2019 (min 4 nts)  9,240 EUR  1,556 EUR
October 2019 (min 4 nts)  7,200 EUR  1,318 EUR
December 2019 (min 3 nts) Exd. Christmas  5,272 EUR  1,318 EUR
Jan - April 2020 (min 3 nts)   5,536 EUR  1,384 EUR
May - June 15th, 2020 (min 4 nts)  9,702 EUR  1,634 EUR
June 15th to Aug 2020 (min 7 nts)  13,167 EUR -
September 2020 (min 4 nts)  9,702 EUR  1,634 EUR
October 2020 (min 4 nts)  7,560 EUR  1,384 EUR
December 2020 (min 3 nts) Exd. Christmas  5,536 EUR  1,384 EUR

* A reduced price rental for low season dates for up to 12 guests in 5 bedrooms. Please ask for more details.

The Holiday Rental quote includes:

- 10% VAT and Tourist Taxes
- English/Spanish speaking Home Manager to welcome you on arrival and be available to assist you during your stay,
- Maid Service mid term for 3 hours on a weekday, (for stays of 1 week or more).
- Hairdryers, Bed linen, bath towels and pool towels,
- Free WIFI up to 10Gb per week,
- Starter pack – basic household provisions to get you started including salt, pepper, spices, cleaning materials, dishwasher tablets, toilet paper.

To book we ask you:

- to make your payment (30% to confirm the reservation and the remainder six weeks before your arrival),
- to complete an online booking form which we will send to you, and a copy of your passport,
- to pay an €1500 Refundable Security Deposit payable a week before your stay, which will be held in PayPal and refunded within 7 working days after you leave.
- Pay Pal / Credit card via PayPal accepted
- Bank transfer accepted
- Check-in after 4 pm.
- Check-out before 10 am.
- Events by prior arrangement only.

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Guest Reviews

October 19, 2018

“Beautiful Country House near Garraf Park & Sitges.”

Reviewed by Paul. S in June 2018.

We stayed at Can Marcer de la Penya for a week in May/June 2018. Our group of 19 consisted of 4 family generations to celebrate an 80th Birthday. The Masia is maintained to a high standard and retains much of its original character. Our family daytime activities on site were generally centred around the pool area, where we were able to spread out and enjoy the luxurious surroundings, sunshine and of course cool off in the lovely pool. In the evenings we tended to gathered for family meals on the upper dining terrace from which the views were fantastic. The owner and housekeeper couldn’t have been more helpful and were available to assist and advise during our stay. We chose not to hire a car on this occasion and found that Taxis into Sitges were generally easy to organise from the property. Similarly, walks in to the local town of Sant Pere de Ribes were possible from the Masia and from here you can pick up transport into Sitges, Barcelona and further afield.

October 19, 2018

“History, luxury… amazing experience.”

Reviewed by AlbertRM, September 2018.

My family and I stayed at the villa for a week. The villa is really pretty and big, located in the middle of a vineyard. It is not super easy to access but that makes it even more charming, as you really feel secluded and in touch with nature. All rooms were beautiful, some bigger and some more cosy, but all charming. It was great to have several communal areas where the family could gather or separate. The one thing I would suggest would be to install aircon in all room, since only three have aircon at the moment and it can get pretty hot during the day. The house manager, Jana, was extremely helpful and friendly. We really appreciated having her around as she was always willing to help and guide us. We can’t wait to be back and we highly recommend this place if you want to spend some time with a big group of friends or family.

November 9, 2017

Yaron, Israel

Happy new year! We Had a wonderful time at your House. My family just loved it! We Had lovely, lunches outside with the stunning views and nice walks! Your House is amazing as it is nice and cosy for 4 as for 16 people or more, which is quite exeptional. And more amazing is that even with 8 kids we had a quite stay in the living as the kids were playing in the ping pong room or playing a game in the up stairs living. Just great!!!!we would love to come again!

November 9, 2017

Maria, Netherlands

This is our final evening at the house, and the whole family would like to tell you how much we have enjoyed our time here. The house is just great, and is maintained at the highest level. It has all the amenities we could ask for – nothing is missing, and more. We enjoyed the kitchen, the living rooms, the pool (yes, we were sitting by the pool on Friday, and some of us actually spent time in the warm water), the library, the videos, and more. I assume we should thank you for the great weather too – everyday it got better and better. In short, it was a great vacation in one of the best houses we’ve ever had.

November 9, 2017

Einar, Iceland

After a lovely week at Can marce I wanted to write to you.
We arrived at your lovely home which was so nicely decorated it was a pleasure to sit inside, even when the weather was (initially) bad.  We even had hot water bottles on the beds!
It is a very child friendly house which made the kids feel very welcome.
The water of the pool was clean and nicely warmed up.
We treated your beautiful belongings with care and left the house neatly. Unfortunately we broke one wineglass.
We very much enjoined your house and its surroundings and hope to visit again in the future.
Thank you very much for your hospitality and good care.

November 9, 2017

Marc, Switzerland

We all enjoyed the stay at Can Marcer very much, our kids talk about the best summer vacation ever. The youngsters loved the swimmingpool, so did we.

November 9, 2017

John, UK

Yes we all had a wonderful time at the house, the villages surrounding the place and the beaches down in Villanova!
We had good dinners outside on the terrasse and used the BBQ well and even prepared an amazing Paella!

November 9, 2017

Ingrid, USA

I’ll certainly write a review, I loved the place. As I said in the first place we wanted somewhere where friends could visit, not least to see one of our daughters who was over from Australia for the first time in 18 months. It was perfect and allowed lots of people to come and go for short times. lovely meals overlooking the valley. Enjoyed the cycling in the garraf but barely scratched the surface of what was available so may need to come back!! Now struggling with hundreds of emails from the past two weeks so yours is a welcome distraction. Many thanks for letting us have the place.

 

November 9, 2017

N.Prieto, July 2017

Thanks, it was a wonderful stay and the house is amazing. The house was so comfortable and thoughtfully stocked.  Thanks for the welcome basket!  We really appreciate the convenience of things like beach towels, pool toys and hair dryers. Coming from the US with our small suitcases those are the items we can’t bring and it really made our stay nice.  A couple (very minor) suggestions next time you shop for the house:  a larger drip coffee maker and a really large salad bowl. (Of course we’re Americans and we like everything big!).

Around the property

Without doubt, the centrepiece of the beautiful outside spaces at Can Marcer de la Penya is the delightful 9m x 4.5m heated swimming pool with surrounding sun terraces and lawned area.

Guests can wile away lazy summer days lounging on one of the many sun loungers arranged around the pool edge in complete privacy while enjoying panoramic sea views. Al fresco dining is a delight on the beautiful shaded terrace overlooking the Garraf Natural Park with seating for up to 22 guests.

There is also a large BBQ area, outdoor bar and other terraces with plenty of comfortable patio furnishing providing the perfect places in which to relax and chill out with a drink. 

The grounds of the masia stretch to over 4,000 sqm and there are delightful mountain and sea views from all around the property. 

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Out & about

BY DAY

If you can drag yourself from the wonderful pool you'll find so much to experience and enjoy in the local area for all members of the party. For a start there are numerous fantastic sandy beaches just minutes away in Sitges and Vilanova.

Visit the many excellent small local wineries close to the Masia. Torres, Finca Viladellops and Torre del Veguer are close by as are the legendary Cava Houses of Freixenet and Cordoniu. The cosmopolitan city of Barcelona with its world-class attractions is a 35-minute drive. There is a choice of theme parks and attractions within an hour drive including Port Aventura, one of the biggest in Europe. Andorra, Girona and France are all within day trip distance.

BY NIGHT

The charming narrow streets of Sitges old town are packed full of bars and restaurants offering great cuisine and a laid back ambience. Stroll down to the seafront and take your pick from one of the many alfresco eateries. Not ready to go home yet? Don't worry, the nightclubs are legendary. In the summer there are often festivals and fireworks for a splash of local colour and culture.

The less touristy coastal town of Vilanova is another option for the evening with some good beach bars and restaurants along its attractive seafront. The delights of Barcelona are also within reach for an evening out. The city hosts many world-class music, cultural and sports events all year round.

SPORTS & ACTIVITIES

For those looking for more energetic distractions the nearby Mediterranean coast with its golden sandy beaches offers unlimited opportunities for water based sports like jetskis, para sailing, kayaking, paddle boarding, snorkelling, surfing and more. There are also sports marinas at both Sitges and Vilanova for boat rentals and fishing charters.

The Garraf Natural Park that surrounds the masia provides hundreds of kilometres of fantastic hiking and mountain bike trails. There is a tennis club in the local town and the nearest golf is 6 minutes away. 4 other quality golf courses are within a 30-minute drive.

Special Occasions & Events

HOST YOUR CELEBRATION OR BUSINESS EVENT AT CAN MARCER DE LA PENYA

There are 3 main spaces that can be used to create magical moments for your guests.

The Pavilion Lawn - an area of 230m2 of high quality artificial grass with a wrought iron classical pagoda ideal to hold a ceremony under. The space can easily fit 30 seated guests and there is a grand staircase for the bride to walk down.

The Masia Terrace - an area with a spectacular view that could be used for either the ceremony or the meal. A a separate staircase to the Swimming Pool area directs guests from one area to the next without seeing everything.

The Pool Area - a great spot for drinks before the ceremony. Combine with the Pavilion area for drinks when the ceremony takes place at the Masia Terrace area.

Weddings & Events
The owners are experienced in hosting successful weddings with up to 60 guests and will be happy to discuss your plans and make suggestions as to how the masia can best match your requirements. 

Corporate retreats, Incentives, Team Building Getaways & Wellness Retreats
Can Marcer is ideal for these types of events with 26 separate beds, conference room facilities, multiple breakout areas, yoga and massage, WIFI throughout the masia, close access to Barcelona airport and private chef services.

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