Typical Catalan cottage house, located 45 minutes by foot from Monistrol; I can pick you up from the train station when you arrive and take you back when you leave. Only for nature lovers. Wood stove heating.
This is very remote and I would recommend coming with some supplies as the nearest shop is 1hr walk. Having said that this is probably the best airbnb experience I have had. You are right in the middle of nature, and Monserrat itself has an incredibly restorative energy. Monica welcomed me like a family member, and insisted I treat the place as my own. She was very communicative before my stay, and made sure I was sorted with trains, etc. The house has a very rustic vibe, and forms part of an ancient hamlet. I met some of the other residents, who were all very friendly. I also enjoyed tasting various teas Monica had prepared herself from local plants. I went on a walk up the hill one evening, which gave fantastic views over to the monastery and local countryside. As long as you know this is not the Hilton, I really couldn't fault it in terms of location, friendliness and general atmosphere. I would definitely return.
Monica's home is so beautiful, I was blown away. Really feel like we found a gem here, and would recommend anyone who wants something a bit different from their stay. Our host was so easy to talk to, very friendly and happy to help. 20 minutes away from Montserrat Monastery and a short drive to bars/ restaurants
Monica was a fantastic hostess - it felt like staying with a friend. She picked me up, took me to the supermarket to buy food, shared meals and introduced me to neighbors and showed me around the fascinating ancient hamlet. I loved her home - it was full of so many beautiful artisanal touches. I highly recommend staying with her, walking to the Montserrat cable car and visiting the monastery. Listen out for the sound of the bells on the way back - they sound incredible as they echo and resonance across the valley. If you get the chance, ask for a massage from one of her neighbours - really special. If you're looking for somewhere rustic, surrounded by nature and great views and to meet some interesting people, this is a wonderful place. The only downside was the distant sound of traffic. I hope to return.