The Ametller Residence

tarragona, catalonia
2 bedroom - 1 bath
(2 reviews)
Travel dates:
€90 - €220 per night (EUR)
excludes K&C fee and cleaning charges
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Perks for the Parents

This modern eco-design home in the woods is a 10-minute drive from the Gold Coast for beaches and includes a Mediterranean garden with play area. Built in 2012, it has a large garden with swings, a wooden play house and tables. It is located near Costa Dorada beach, the mountains, Priorat wine area and Barcelona, and is 3 miles from the nearest village. While the house has no air conditioning, it was built to be energy efficient, cool in summer and warm in winter. It is surrounded by Mediterranean plants: pines, olives, and aromatic herbs. The kitchen includes a toaster, Italian coffee maker and juicer. Local attractions include wine tourism in the mountains, world heritage sites in Tarragona, Reus, the city of Gaudi, and Barcelona, an hour’s drive away.

Why Kids Love it

The residence has plenty of toys, table games and books for kids, and outdoor toys as well in the 1,500m garden, plus a wooden table, bench and swings. The 70m-living room is open plan and ideal for kids and adults alike; cater for the pickiest of eaters in the fully equipped kitchen with washing machine, dishwasher, microwave, fridge, and induction cooker. Plates and cutlery are provided for children, along with 2 high chairs, a stroller and a baby bath. Nearby family-friendly attractions include Port Aventura, a theme park, 15 minutes’ drive away, beaches a 10-minute drive away and the mountains of Prades and Priorat.

Things to Know

Minimum stay: 3 nights. The house is set over 1 floor with no need for stair gates. There is outdoor private parking. Smoking inside the house is prohibited. There is a washing machine, but you need to bring detergent. The hosts can provide tourist information. Please consult the hosts if you need babycare items to confirm they are available. Car rental is essential for this location - the nearest restaurants and supermarkets are a 5-minute drive away.

About the Location

The residence is in Alcover in the Tarragona region of northeastern Spain, a 25-minute drive to the city of Tarragona itself. It is an hour south of Barcelona and 10 minutes from the Gold Coast beaches for watersports. The setting is quiet and peaceful and there are all conveniences a short drive away. The nearest airport is in Reus, a 12-minute drive away, with Barcelona El Prat airport an hour’s drive away.

Accommodation Details

This 2-bedroom, 1-bathroom house is set around a large open plan kitchen/family room with dining table and lounge, and includes 1 bedroom with kingsize bed and 1 children’s bedroom with a bunk bed and trundle bed. The bathroom has a bath and shower. The house is surrounded by a large 1,300m Mediterranean garden with swings, outdoor dining and a wooden play house.

Style Notes

Eco Modern. This contemporary eco-design house has been widely recognised as a leader in style and architecture and featured in ‘150 best sustainable house ideas’ published by Harper Design, plus AD (Architectural Design) magazine, Home DSGN Magazine, Archdaily Magazine and Inhabitat. Build in 2012, it uses clean lines, simple colors and playful touches to make sustainable living highly desirable.

  • Air Conditioning
  • Baby Bath
  • Baby Monitor
  • Babysitter / Nanny
  • Backyard / Garden
  • Balcony
  • Bathtub
  • Bed Rails
  • Bicycles
  • Cabinet Locks
  • Changing Table
  • Chef / Catering
  • Children's Dinnerware
  • Corner Guards
  • DVD Library
  • DVD Player
  • Dishwasher
  • Elevator
  • Fireplace Guards
  • Game Console
  • High Chair
  • Housekeeper
  • Outlet Plugs
  • Parking
  • Pet-friendly
  • Pool
  • Pool Gate
  • Stair Gates
  • Television
  • Toys / Children's Books
  • Washer / Dryer
  • Wifi
  • Window Guards
1 king
1 bunk bed
1 twin / single
sleeps 1
1 travel crib
Ana T.
Member since June 06, 2017
gifts and toys designer

2 reviews

Florence T.
Visited in April 2018
We spent a relaxing week in the Ametller house, enjoying the spacious house and garden, and the surrounding area (Tarragona, Reus, Montblanc, El Vendrell, Calafell, Montsant). Xavier and Ana were very friendly hosts, remaining available for questions during our stay, and assisting us with the house temperature as it was (unusually for this time of the year!) very cold when we arrived. A car is a must, for any touristic visit, shopping or restaurant as the area is residential, but quite isolated. The house had many toys, and our 2.5 and 6-year-old boys particularly loved playing with the wooden game inspired by the old Catalan tradition of human towers!
Cyrille F.
Visited in March 2018
We enjoyed our stay

Tarragona, Catalonia

Sandy beaches, water parks and nature treks

An hour south of Barcelona and on the coast, Tarragona is a port city in Catalonia with ancient ruins to discover and golden sand beaches to enjoy. Roman ruins from the 2nd century include an ampitheater, necropolis and traces of a Forum; the city’s rampart walkway offers wonderful city views. Inspire the kids with a dose of Spanish-Roman history, splash about in Aquopolis, a fantastic water park, take glass-bottomed boat tours in the Mediterranean, or seek out the area’s incredible nature tours, including Nature Trek, an age-rated obstacle course in local woods with local guides.