About This Listing
UNIQUE and huge Townhouse in Barcelona´s best quarter "El Born":
As a start I will guarantee that this place will enchant you... it seemed like a dream the fist time I saw it and it still does...
The same seems to happen to all my guests so far who have felt the special ambience of this wounderful 19th century townhouse with its amazingly high historic stucco-ceilings (5m high!) and impressive floor mosaics (every room has a different design)... very hard to find a better place in Barcelona.
The stucco-ceiling and the floor mosaics is still original! This townhouse has everything you need to make your stay comfortable.
This place is ideal for couples and families since the huge space and the large kitchen are stunning and invite for homemade breakfasts, dinners and cooking sessions. The apartment itself does not lack space nor cosiness and it is unbeaten when it comes to a luxury comfort in one of the few townhouses which have been fully conserved in Barcelona.
Also suitable for groups of friends and perfect for professionals, seminars, trainings, incentives and workshops. A whiteboard is in the place, and on request a beamer is available.
Even though you will share the apartment with other people, there is enough space to find privacy and retreat when it comes to noise. Basically each bedroom has access to a bathroom and the 2 living rooms are connected through a 20 meter corridor. The distance from the balconies on one side to the terrace on the other side is 40 meters!!!
There are 3 bathrooms in the apartment, one is equipped with a steam bath ("baño turco"). On a hotel scale this would be rated a 5***** deluxe, I promise ;-)... people love this place such as I do...
The room layout of our place is as follows:
- 1 huge living room with large dining table, TV set and sofas
- 1 huge living room with tables, sofas and desktop & whiteboard
- well-equipped kitchen with round dining table
- four separate bedrooms
- a double room with a double queen size bed
- a triple room with a double queen size bed and a single bed
- two double rooms with two single beds each (can be put together)
- additional space on sofa beds in the living room
- 3 bathrooms
- beautiful terrace with views to the patio
- huge balconies to the vivid, but quiet street
The Townhouse provides:
Double Nespresso machine
TV (smartTV, internet TV)
This townhouse is located in the VERY HEART of the wonderful Born quarter, just stone´s throw away from the wonderful "Parc de la Cituadella" (one of the nicest parks in Barcelona), the historic "Mercat del Born" as well as the lively "Passeig del Born" (1 min. walking) with its bars & cafés, unique shops and boutiques. "Barceloneta" beach and "Nova Icaria" beach, as well as "Port Vell" yacht port and "Port Olimpic"are just a 10 minutes walk away.
Most of Barcelona´s important points are in walking distance, for the rest (like "Parc Guell" or "Sagrada Familia") you can either take a cab or the metro. The metro station "Arc de Triomf" is really close. From there you can also take the train to the coast and visit nice places on the "Costa Maresme", like "Montgat", "Mataró" or "Sant Pol de Mar", for example.
Really hard to find a place in Barcelona which is that better-located and at the same time quiet.
The quarter "El Born" counts with Barcelona´s best restaurants, bars and boutiques and many of Barcelona's places of interest, such as the "Museo de Picasso", "La Catedral de Santa María del Mar", "La Catedral de Barcelona", "Mercat de Santa Catarina" ... actually, this list is endless...
To move around:
Nearest metro stations are:
"Arc de Triomf" (L1-red line) & "Jaume I" (L4-yellow line).
Bus stations are around the corner, if needed.
It's a great location to rent bikes or scooters to see the city from the eyes of a local.
And you can always take one of the many cabs there are in Barcelona which are actually quite unexpensive compared to other European cities.
Once you do the booking, I will send you a personal guide with my personal favorite places of the city so you don´t end up in a "tourist trap". My guide contains useful tips regarding restaurants, bars, cafés, on where to go for shopping, excursions, cultural events, special and hidden places in Barcelona which are not in a commercial traveler´s guide... and a lot of practical information.
I am happy to have you in our special place!
See you soon!!!
I would like to ask you to show respect to my flat as if it was your own house. Let me know your arrival time as soon as you can so I can arrange for a smooth check-in. Once you left the airport give me a call or send me a message to confirm the time or communicate delays. Normally, you can CHECK-IN from 17.00 pm, but if you arrive earlier, we will surely find a solution depending on availability of the cleaning women and other groups, at least for leaving your luggage befor that after 11.00 (should not be a problem).
The same ist true for later CHECK-OUT: I will try to adapt to your needs as much as I can. Please respect the neighbours and don´t make noise after 23.00 o clock; always close the elevator door when using it and please switch off lights and aircon when leaving.
The keys will be handed over right at the apartment to make it easier for you. Please note that I will have a person help with LATER CHECK-INS (after 20.00 / 8pm) and DURING THE WEEKEND (i.e. check-ins Saturday and Sunday any time). Here an additional fee of 20 EUR is to be paid in cash to the person doing the check-in. For arrivals after 24.00 /12pm the fee will be of 50 EUR.
Feel at home, but please keep in mind that there are neighbors around who deserve some sleep. To secure a peaceful living together, please keep the volume at a tolerable level, especially between 23pm and 8am. So if your night does not end at that time I would ask you to turn down the music or leave the flat and set off for the city. Should you get into trouble with the neighbors or the police because of noise nuisance we will only pay back half of the safety deposit.
Enjoy your stay in this nice place, and in one of the most beautiful cities in the world. I am sure you will love your stay. Thanks! :)
Fantastic apartment, we were made to feel very welcome with a personalised tour & some wine :-)
We had a fantastic stay. Thank you Anne & Gunnar x
My friends and I were extremely pleased with the apartment (which is spectacular!) and the courteous and professional service we received. I would definitely recommend staying here and if we ever return to Barcelona we will make sure to book here. Location is ideal and close to everything you would need. Extremely happy!
This is a truly beautiful apartment - a rare treat in Barcelona to find somewhere where all the original ceramic floors and beautiful ornate ceilings are still immaculate.
There's plenty of space for a large group, plenty of bathrooms so you never feel hurried getting ready, a huge terrace looking out into a prestigious street in a wonderful location, and a huge relaxing lounge to enjoy a glass of wine or a delicious coffee before heading into El Born. It's a fantastic place that I highly recommend!
What's more you are provided with truly excellent city-guide, compiled by the hosts themselves - that features inside information on where to go and what to enjoy. I had a good read of it and it's much better information than you can find online or from average guide-books. An excellent resource and a nice bonus!
Anne's apartment in El Born is incredible - high ceilings, great living spaces & well equipped kitchen for a group to share and a perfect location. We were in Barcelona for a conference which was easy as the apartment is very near Arc de Triumph station. Also an easy walk to the beach & surrounded by fantastic eateries & shops.
This is a very beautiful apartment located in a cozy area. I traveled with 5 friends and the apartment was even a little too big for us. Anne is a very friendly host och she provided us with a great guide about Barcelona. Her female friend helped us with our check-in and everything went very smoothly. I would love to go back here and live in this wonderful apartment.
The apartment is located very conveniently - close to the park, beach and public transportation. Also, it is very large and could easily accommodate our group of 10 people. When we arrived, Marcela was promptly at the apartment to give us the keys, walk us through the apartment and the rules of the house. A nice lodging experience in Barcelona!
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