Relocation services, banks, babysitters, English speaking babysitters and more. If you would like to add to the Sitges Service Directory please do get in touch.
Recommended by Leigh
Lee-Ann Schmidt, graphic designer, illustrator and photographer originally from Cape Town, South Africa currently living in Sitges. She specialises in graphic design, photography, photo-retouching and illustration. Contact her for your creative projects or email her directly for a quote. You can see samples of her work here:
www.imagebrief.com/photographers/picturecircus#/portfolio (photography only)
"Wonderful person who is extremely talented." (Leigh, July 2016)
Recommended by Leigh
Liv Andersson Aira is the assistant at Justine Garner’s ballet school. She is studying at the Institute of Arts in Sitges and is available for babysitting on evenings and weekends.
Spanish Phone: +34 697 28 46 99
Whats App: +46 70 898 00 55
"She is fluent in Swedish, English, and is learning Spanish; and is brilliant with the kids." (Leigh, March 2016)
Recommended by Elena S
Real estate business run by sisters Monica and Silvia Panato who specialise in properties in the Sitges area where they have been living since 2006.
"! did meet with few others before I decided to go with Relocate Sitges. After my first tour, I decided that I am going to work with Monica Panato. I didn’t want my agent to be pushy or someone who will try to sell things to me for their benefit/commission. I wanted someone who will lay the facts (good and bad) and help me make an informed decision and she was exactly this person." (ES, April 2014)
"When Silvia took us on, we did not have any particular house in mind. She discussed our wants and needs, talked to us about the neighbourhoods we were considering, and addressed the current state of the market. She patiently showed us homes we were interested in, and quickly brought new homes out our attention. When we passed on making offers for a couple of homes, she took time to understand our decisions, used that data to reframe future decisions, and never pressured us." (Paul Jacobs)
Recommended by Robert Culpepper
ERS (Expat Relocation Services) is a Relocation service for foreigners in the Barcelona/Sitges area. They do both personal and business relocation for individuals and families.
Tel: +34 610 247 814
"For over 5 years Montse (ERS) has helped us with everything from A to Z, both personally and professionally. If you want it done faster, better, and at a fair price, Hire Montse and her team at ERS...TODAY!" (RC, March 2007)
Recommended by Tiffany Wright
Red Velvet Bakery offers a wonderful selection of fresh-baked, artisan cakes, cookies, biscuits and handmade chocolates. They specialise in designing and creating extraordinary, self-indulgent, cakes - a great way to celebrate occasions, succumb to indulgence or to give as gifts. Delivered in and around Sitges. Can also be collected.
Tel 625 30 06 85
"Marie, without question, makes the most delicious cakes we have tasted in Spain and they look divine too. Great value for money and wonderful customer service. Thank you Marie, just looking for an excuse for another one!!" (TW, March 2013)
Recommended by Emma Lethem
Based near Sitges, Jo Kemp has been practising, exploring, and studying yoga for the last twenty years, and teaching classes, courses, workshops and retreats for the last ten years. Her practice and extensive studies originally began in India where she lived, travelled and worked for the best part of the 90s. In 2001 she met Godfrey Devereux and began an extensive and ongoing study of the Dynamic Yoga Training method.
She offers one to one and group classes both for adults and children and also offers regular yoga retreats.
Telephone: +34 647 087 170
Recommended by Carolin Munter
Tailor service in Sitges and Vilanova - they mend and transform menswear, womenswear, babywear, leather, fur, swimwear etc.
Passeig Vilafranca, 6, Vilanova
Carrer d lHavana, 14, Sitges
Recommended by Emma Jenkins
Michael Mawson is a British hairdresser in Sitges with more than 25 years experience. Also available for bridal hair.
Recommended by Paul Prestige
Constructed in the late 19th century this comfortable 9 bedroom Moorish style Masia is located in 2 hectares of private walled grounds. The grounds are superb with a tennis court, a 12 x 7 metre solar heated swimming pool and a small fishpond. The pool has its own shower room and toilets. A children’s play area with swings and a chute sits next to the pool. There are manicured lawns and towering palms and there is a barbeque dining area. A “Bodega” provides lots of space for indoor activity with Ping Pong and entertainment centre. There are many outside dining and seating options including covered terraces on two sides of the building with plenty of outside sofas, coffee tables, giant Moroccan lanterns and more dining tables.
The Masia itself comprises three floors and is very spacious with high ceilings and lots of windows flooding the interiors with light as well as fully equipped kitchen and dining room. Ideal for weddings, conferences, filming, photo shoots and celebrations.
Situated just 30 minutes from Barcelona Airport, CAN XICARRO is in area of Villanova i la Geltrú, just south of the popular beach resort of Sitges.
"The pupils from the school had a fantastic time playing in the hall and gardens and dressing up. It was an ideal situation for a big halloween party with plenty of space and 40 active kids. They really enjoyed the games then dinner and a sleepover in the big bodega...Not much sleep that night for the kids or teachers! The next morning the parents came and sampled and excellent pica pica before collecting their happy but tired children" (Paul Prestigne, Escaan International School, Nov 2012)
Recommended by Leigh
Utopia Villas offer summer and short term rentals in Sitges. The owners of Utopia Villas have lived and travelled abroad for long periods of time and have a strong understanding of the expectations of the international traveller. They are passionate about Sitges and the experience visitors have while staying at their villas.
C/ Jardí num. 16, 08870 Sitges
Phone: +34 938146514
Mobile: +34 663831162
Opening Hours: Mon-Sat 9:30 - 19:30
"Short term lets out of season would be great for families moving to the area as all villas are fully furnished, giving people somewhere to settle whilst they look for something long term." (LO, Feb 2016)
Recommended by Leigh
The branch of Banco Sabadell on Passeig Vilafranca were particularly good to deal with in the first few months of our life in Spain. The manager, Jordi, was very helpful and when our (very rough) Spanish didn’t suffice, he stepped in with English. In addition to the usual banking help, they can also sort you out with a Via T (discounted payment method for the toll roads).
Recommended by Clare Bodgers
Masaje 1000 offer every single beauty treatment under the sun for adults and they have a baby range! On offer are baby massages as well as children's haircuts. No need to book an appointment you can just turn up as they have a quick turnaround.
Avda. Sofia 3, Sitges
"There is a little play area with ball pool so if you fancy having a haircut while you are there the babies can entertain themselves (in theory!!)" (CB)