I spent a lot of time searching for a villa that was in the Catalonia area, which offered a quiet area for a memorable family holiday. This was my first time booking a villa and was apprehensive. When you book online, you are automatically connect to the management agency who look after the villa, they support you through the booking and require a holding deposit. Once booked, you get great advice and guidance from them. There is a management fee, insurance, cleaning fee, tourist tax and bedding fee added.
The main attraction for me was the additional activities available, swimming pool, putting area, tennis area, pingpong and large kitchen area. The villa is 1.7k drive from the nearest village, Sant Pere de Vilamajor. We spent a lot of time here, local small coffee bar and playpark beside, plus local village small supermarket that has what you need.
The villa kitchen is lovely, they have all the kitchen resources you need, tea towels too. Pack a dish cloth. The living area is big, with corner sofa area, large TV and big dining table. The TV has 50 channels, all Spanish. Wish we had brought our Firestick. Bring lots of DVDs, USB 2 links on TV. My only concern was the use throughout of florescent lights, soft lighting would be nice in the evening, very bright. The bedrooms are very clean and comfortable. We didn't use all the rooms, the en-suites are good linking to 3 bedrooms. You get a good sleep, as with the shutters the rooms are very dark. There are other villas around, but not too close. Any problems we had, basic things, were quickly fixed by maintenance when contacting the management company. This was great. The pool is cleaned twice a week, we loved that you could lock the pool gate so our child couldn't get in unless supervised.
We used the washing facility for clothes, there is a great outdoor washing line and clothes dry very quickly.
We did a couple of day trips to Loret de Mar (1 hour drive) for the beach, LaRoca Village Outlet (30 min drive), Sant Pere de Antoni (10 min drive) large play park and outside market. The train station we used was Llinars Del Villes, 15 mins from villa. We jumped on and went to Barcelona for a day (1 hour by train), drops off platform 9/10 and pick up 13. Mercadona supermarket is (15 mins) from the villa for a big shop, very affordable and loads of fresh food.
Overall, we loved staying here, walking and running around the local paths. We felt very safe and secure. This villa is a little rural, but gives you the proper Spanish stay. Would recommend.