11 Best Villas in Barcelona

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Barcelona is one of Spain’s most exciting city’s and, whilst a hotel may meet some people’s needs, if you’re travelling to the Catalonian capital as a group you should definitely consider a villa. Couples, families or groups of friends will love the space – and freedom – that a villa can afford.

Finding the best villa in Barcelona for you, however, isn’t necessarily easily done…

… Which is exactly why we have come up with this handy guide to booking yourself a villa in the Catalonian capital. No matter what you’re in the city for, you’re bound to find something awesome on our list.

Quick Answers – The Best Villas in Barcelona

#1 Best Overall Villa in Barcelona – Unique Stylish Townhouse BCN Centre
#2 Best Villa for Couples in Barcelona – Modern Studio Surrounded by Nature w/Swimming Pool
#3 Best Villa for Honeymoon in Barcelona – Barcelona Forest Lodge
#4 Best Budget Friendly Villa in Barcelona – Villa de Diseño Modernista
#5 Best Villa for a Wedding in Barcelona – Villa Gaudi
#6 Best Villa in Barcelona Near the Sea –Modern Villa in Eixample with Sea Near
#7 Best Villa in Barcelona for Kids and Families – Villa Modernista
#8 Best Villa in Barcelona for a Large Group – Amazing City Villa & Great Garden
#9 Best Villa in Barcelona with a View – VILLAROCK
#10 Best Villa in Barcelona with Private Pool – Bed & BCN Hills House
#11 Best Villa in Barcelona with Sea View – Fabulous Villa by the Sea

#1 – Unique Stylish Townhouse BCN Centre

Best Overall Villa in Barcelona

  • $$
  • 5 minute walk from Plaza Catalunya
  • Pool table, stunning high-end interior design, outdoor terrace
  • Reviews → Check on AirBnB

Set on a cobbled street in the Eixample area that dates back to 1860, this historic house is easily the overall best villa in Barcelona. A grand, Neo Classical building on the outside, inside is a whole other story. Here you will find a modernist home with a lot of room for everyone to spread out.

There are some gorgeous design details going on here, from the deliciously decorated bedrooms to the reception rooms. And all of this just one block away from the incredible Passeig de Gracia, one of Barcelona’s most interesting and architecturally celebrated streets.

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#2 – Modern Studio Surrounded by Nature w/Swimming Pool

Best Villa for Couples in Barcelona

  • $$
  • In the middle of the Natural Park of Collserola overlooking the city
  • Private pool, beautiful views, historic building
  • Reviews → Check on AirBnB

This romantic hangout is located on the top of Tibidabo, surrounded by nature and boasts views overlooking the city. The ideal villa in Barcelona for couples, the cosy rooms are decorated with modern design features and high-end furnishings.

The villa is actually on the grounds of a large historic house and guests who stay here will be able to walk around and explore the property. Returning back to the comfort of the villa after a busy day sightseeing in the city feels even better when you can cool off with a dip in your very own swimming pool.

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#3 – Barcelona Forest Lodge

Best Villa for Honeymoon in Barcelona

  • $$$
  • Set in Collserola Forest
  • Outdoor pool, surrounded by nature, very private
  • Reviews → Check on AirBnB

A stylish, modernist building, this top villa for honeymooners in Barcelona is a great place to stay for anyone looking for a bit of luxurious privacy on their special vacation. One of the best things about the villa is the area. The small town of Sant Cugat del Valles is nearby, offering a local experience, whilst the city is 20 minutes drive away.

If you don’t want to go any further than the villa, we don’t blame you. It would be hard to tear yourself away from this awesome villa, complete with its very own pool and the feeling of having your very own Garden of Eden to yourselves.

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#4 – Villa de Diseño Modernista

Best Budget Friendly Villa in Barcelona

  • $
  • 15 minute walk to Parc Guell
  • Vintage modernist design, fully equipped kitchen, conscientious, helpful owner
  • Reviews → Check on AirBnB

With its leafy front garden and plenty of retro charm in the design of this place, this amazing villa dates all the way back to 1917 – which is pretty cool if you ask us. Think lots of natural light, lots of colour, a contrast of dark wood and white walls. Any fan of design will like it.

It’s a pretty homely place to stay, thanks to the regular, not over the top, decor going on here. In addition, the owner of the villa will be on hand to answer any questions. No wonder this charming modernist place is the best budget friendly villa in Barcelona.

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#5 – Villa Gaudi

Best Villa for a Wedding in Barcelona

  • $$$$
  • Located in the hills just outside the city
  • 1,400 square metre garden, multiple functional rooms, outdoor pool
  • Reviews → Check on AirBnB

How could this place not be the best villa in Barcelona for a wedding? It’s a fantastic place. One of our favourite things about it has to be the garden, a huge space with green lawns, sun loungers, outdoor dining space, a pool and a backdrop of the mountains. Amazing.

A 620 square metre villa with 6 bedrooms, this place is richly decorated with a high-end finish. There’s snug areas, places where you and your friends and family can dine, plentiful, well decorated bedrooms, and some amazing bathrooms. There’s even a basketball court outside. It’s an immense space.

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#6 – Modern Villa in Eixample with Sea Near

Best Villa in Barcelona Near the Sea

  • $$$
  • Rambla de Catalunya is close by
  • Historic design, balcony, numerous rooms
  • Reviews → Check on AirBnB

Aside from being the best villa in Barcelona near the sea, this stunning apartment is actually simply just a beautiful place to stay. Being here means soaking up the history of the city first hand: in an amazing modernist apartment, complete with tiled floors, gorgeous ceilings and wide open spaces.

This charming villa in Barcelona is in easy striking distance of the beach, but at the same time most of the city’s top sights are within walking distance. In the surrounding area you’ll be able to feel the energy of the city – best done with a coffee on the balcony.

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#7 – Villa Modernista

Best Villa in Barcelona for Kids and Families

  • $$$
  • Walking distance to La Sagrada Familia
  • 30 foot pool, indoor fireplace
  • Reviews → Check on AirBnB

How much more of an adventure can you and your family have than by staying in such a cool place? This top villa in Barcelona for families is an amazing place to stay, a renovated part of the city’s modernist heritage, as unusual as it is homely, spacious and effortlessly cool.

The best thing about this place when it comes to staying here with your family, aside from all the indoor space, is the sprawling garden (imagine your kids running around here) complete with an octagonal shaped pool – welcome relief after a hot day exploring the city. An amazing experience.

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#8 – Amazing City Villa & Great Garden

Best Villa in Barcelona for a Large Group

  • $$
  • Set in the Sarria-Sant Gervasi neighbourhood
  • Incredible ivy-clad house, beautiful garden to relax in, close to public transport (metro: 3 minutes)
  • Reviews → Check on AirBnB

A spectacular place spread over three floors, this historic place is most definitely the best villa in Barcelona for large groups. To start with, the interior of the house is over 400 square metres, including 6 bedrooms that can sleep up to 13 people, as well as a ton of space to socialise in.

There is a huge terrace on the roof (great for an evening drink), a luscious garden where you can relax after a day exploring the city, a big kitchen to cook meals, a cosy lounge with an open fire, and the chance to dine outdoors, too.

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#9 – VILLAROCK

Best Villa in Barcelona with a View

  • $$$$
  • 5 minutes to Camp Nou
  • Outdoor pool, huge terrace, multiple floors
  • Reviews → Check on AirBnB

This top villa in Barcelona certainly has the wow factor. With its unique contemporary design, spectacular swimming pool and grand interiors, this place totally rocks. The shiny sleek furnishings will make you feel like you’re in a film set; play a game of pool, enjoy the big bathtub, have a glass of wine.

Then again, the living like a celebrity vibe going on in this place wouldn’t be the same if it weren’t for that amazing sun terrace. This curving outdoor space offers up some great views of the city, and is a great place to base yourself for a day of chill.

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#10 – Bed & BCN Hills House

Best Villa in Barcelona with Private Pool

  • $$
  • Set in the foothills of Tibidabo
  • Spacious furnished terrace, historic interiors, amazing pool
  • Reviews → Check on AirBnB

A family style home that’s close to restaurants and other attractions, such as Parc Guell, this place ticks a lot of boxes if you’re looking for a villa with a pool in Barcelona. Get your friends together (or your family) and enjoy sun-soaked days in that huge garden, splashing in the pool and catching rays.

Inside, the villa has traditional, historic touches – including chandeliers and other antique furnishings – and many of the rooms have good views of the city. One of our favourite things about this place is being able to take in the sunset from the balcony – simply stunning.

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#11 – Fabulous Villa by the Sea

Best Villa in Barcelona with Sea Views

  • $$$$
  • Situated in Montgat
  • Spacious outdoor areas, swimming pool, parking available
  • Reviews → Check on AirBnB

Where do we start with this one? With its 5 bedrooms, sleeping up to 8 guests, this gem of a property is set in a quiet residential area and is a great choice if you want a villa in Barcelona with a sea view. Not only that, but hiking in the mountains is easily doable from here, too.

Back at the villa, whilst well decorated and family oriented inside, it’s all about the outdoor spaces here. The garden is on multiple levels, with a deck and a lawn (complete with trampoline and swimming pool); there’s even an outdoor dining area.

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FAQ’s

Where are the best villas in Barcelona?

To be honest, the best villas in Barcelona aren't necessarily to be found in the city centre itself. Although there are many stunning properties in town, often modernist and historic, the best place to look for a villa in Barcelona is in the city's outskirts or neighbouring suburbs. It's in these more residential, low key areas that you will find some awesome places to stay. Many of them are historic, almost all of them are huge and come with plenty of outdoor space, and some are modern marvels of design. Depending on what you want, the sea or mountains are never too far.

How much are vacation villas in Barcelona?

The price of villas in Barcelona can vary depending on what you want out of your trip, of course, and how many people you're planning on bringing with you. But as a general guide, we would say that the average price hovers around the $300 per night mark. For this, you will almost certainly get a stunning property that will sleep multiple people and give you plenty of room for whatever you want to do. Spending a little less may lower the space, but the quality will remain. If you're willing to spend more, however, prepare yourself for a mansion!

How can I book a villa in Barcelona?

Airbnb is arguably the best way to book a villa in Barcelona. Whilst you can find villas and other self catering accommodation on hotel websites and other places, unfortunately these sorts of places just aren't as dedicated or as specialised to villas as Airbnb is, making it the by far the way to go. Long a marketplace to snag yourself a private property for a snip of the cost of a hotel, Airbnb allows homeowners and entrepreneurs with an eye for design to rent out their properties - and allows you to stumble across a hidden gem that you wouldn't otherwise have found.

Conclusion

The top villas in Barcelona are very stylish affairs: historic, often modernist in design, and with plenty of outdoor space to relax in. Plus the amount of space you get for your money here is amazing.

The next step is simply a matter of choosing the place that’s going to suit you best. Which is not always easy.

So we would recommend booking Unique Stylish Townhouse BCN Centre. This place is a great mix of everything – history, design, price – and is good for a first time trip, since it’s situated within the city, putting the top sights at your fingertips.

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