About This Listing
Make your visit to Barcelona memorable staying in this fantastic, luxurious, wonderfully restored, tastefully decorated with objects from Asia, modernist (art nouveau) style apartment, walking distance to many tourist attractions and a 17 min pleasant walk to Barcelona´s center!
This beautifully classical place, in the modernism style, is on the first floor of a traditional 19th century building in the Eixample district, next to a lovely and basically pedestrian street, centrally located in an area with great selection of restaurants and bars, close to public transportation and with stores and supermarkets nearby.
If your group consists of up to 6 people, why stay in a small apartment with insufficient showers, toilets and rooms and no air conditioning in all rooms (a basic need for Barcelona from June to September)? For just a bit more this apartment offers you 3 bedrooms, two full bathrooms and AC throughout to make your stay comfortable and pleasant, among lovely arquitectural details!!
It is an 15 min walk to Pl. Universitat (red metro line running north-south), 6 min to Passeig de Gracia, the upscale shopping artery of the city (green metro line running east-west) or Hospital Clinic (blue metro line) metro stations. Many buses stop 1-2 mins walk from the apartment.
The apartment is 100 m2 plus (1185 sq ft), with very high ceilings with charming original plaster crown molding, and beautiful floors with original hydraulic tiles in a patchwork pattern. It has been just restored, faithfully following the original floor plan and style, but with an up to date reinterpretation.
The apartment has a dining room/living room and a total of 3 double bedrooms, (one of them connected to one of the bedrooms but with an independent entrance through the bathroom) with air conditioning. Two of the bedrooms face the street but double glass block a lot of the street noise and the street is mostly pedestrian, the other bedroom faces the inside of the block and is quiet. It has a total of three double beds all of which can be converted into twin beds, so up to 6 people can sleep without having to share a bed. It also has a fully equipped kitchen that is lovely, modern and big but with classical charm and it has all you might need to cook plus dishwasher, microwave, etc. There are two full bathrooms (one with shower and one with bathtub). There is a washer and one TV.
I provide you with basics for cooking like oil, vinegar, salt and spices, 100% cotton white ironed linens, towels, beach towels, table cloths, ironing equipment, 2 hair dryers, 1 hair iron, shampoo, conditioner, soap, body lotion and assorted toiletries.
Check in and check out are flexible, except in cases in which there is a group coming/leaving the same day (doesn't happen often), in which case check out is before 10 am and check in is after 3 pm, although you can leave your bags in the apartment.
The whole apartment fits a maximum of 6 people.
Note that children/babies of any age also count as one person.
Please be reminded that this is an apartment within a residential building. It is VERY important not to disturb the neighbors, so no parties or loud music are allowed at any time. Also, you can invite over, during the day, one or two guests that you know from before your trip to Barcelona, no more, and occasionally, but under no circumstance there should be overnight guests or anybody who you just met...
Security deposit: 300€
Nice spacious apartment. I really liked that owners kept most of original decorations (tiles on the floor were awesome). Julia was a nice host, all key transactions went smoothly.
Très bel appartement, conforme à l'annonce, bien équipé, nous nous y sommes senti chez nous.
Bon accueil, une collation nous attendait à l'arrivée, avec une bouteille.
L'appartement est bien situé, environ 20 mn à pied des ramblas.
A recommander pour un séjour à Barcelone.
First of all, the location was perfect for us as a young family with two kids.
Walking distance to well connected metro station 'Diagonal' and good bakeries and deli and butcher for occasional 'eat in', also good restaurants and cafes and Tapas bars to eat out, all near by.
And the flat itself is warm and charming just as it's shown in the pictures, very well kept.
The highlight is the host, Julia. Julia is a dream host you wish for, very quick to respond to all our little enquiries and friendly and helpful. She welcomed us so beautifully. so we instantly relaxed in the apartment. She gave us all helpful tips and recommendations. And most all she had a lovely surprise for Easter and wrote a memo to our kids 'from your local godmother' , I'm sure she used the term in a playful way, but by the time we left the flat we felt as if she was our 'local god mother'!
Thank you very much Julia for having us. We had a such a wonderful holiday, and good luck to you in the future!! Love from us. X
The apartment was nice, completely equipped and generally clean. We (2 couples) enjoyed this base in this great, if not best location of Barcelona a lot. If you are ready to walk, you can walk almost anywhere from here; everything seems to be within max.30 min walking time. If you are not ready to walk, the next taxi will pass in front of the house within minutes.
Julia is a great host as well. All the information on Barcelona provided is valuable and she is always ready and available to support beyond that. She also goes the extra mile as we needed it at the end of our stay.
Thanks a lot and good luck in future.
I'm going to add my positive review to the chorus of great reviews... First, Julia is fantastic. She was very hospitable -- even providing a bottle of cava and coffee pods for the Nespresso machine.
The apartment was a charmer. It had an old school vibe in a great part of town; an easy cab ride or 20 minute walk into the old part of town. The front bedroom was a little noisy for those of you who are light sleepers, but the back bedroom was practically silent. we were a group of four friends and there was plenty of room for all of us, whether it was lounging in the living room before going out, sharing a few tapas and wine around the dining room table, or sprawling out for the night.
This place helped us make some good memories and when in Barcelona, I'll stay again!
Julia was a superb hostess! Our flight arrived later than expected and she had dinner waiting for us. She recommended restaurants and attractions that were wonderful. The apartment was absolutely charming, just perfect for our family of 5. We felt very at home. The neighborhood was lovely and close to everything. We felt like we lived there! Would go back in a heartbeat. Highly recommended!
Julia is very hospitable and gave us many useful suggestions and information. The apartment is very beautiful and has a very good location - nearby the subway station, supermarket just across the road, many restaurants within 10 minutes walking - very convenient. We've enjoyed every moment spent in Barcelona!
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About the Host, Julia
Hello and thank you for checking. I was born in Barcelona but have spent half of my adult life in English speaking countries, mostly living and working in New York were I landed 15 years ago for a postdoc in cell biology, and were I remained as an intellectual property manager for an important cancer hospital. a few years ago I quit to return to Spain, a return that was delayed because of some backpack traveling in South America. Upon my return I spent one year renovating a typical old Barcelona apartment (I just love old places!). Now you can enjoy the fruit of my arduous work! :)