About this listing
Right in the heart of BCN. A large and luminous space filled with design furniture. But most important, a place that feels like home where you can unwind and relax after spending a day in this lively and cheerful city!
Location, location and design furniture!!!
This spacious 165 sq meter (525 ft) Modernist apartment is located on the 4th floor (accessible by elevator) in the heart of Barcelona, just behind Paseo de Gracia and Plaza Catalunya.
Everything that you would need for a great visit is right downstairs from your safe and comfortable ‘local home’.
The apartment has 4 double rooms, one of which is a 53m2/155 ft studio, which can be used as living room (it has a 6 person dining table), 2 bathrooms and a kitchen.
In the apartment you have space enough to enjoy the nice exclusive design furniture and art I have placed here for you; it is the perfect place for design lovers but also great for families.
The apartment has central heating, Wi-Fi, air conditioning and sufficient storage places for your convenience.
I want your stay at the apartment to be of the highest standard, and that your visit to Barcelona will be a joyous and most memorable one. I’d be happy to provide you with suggestions and answers to the questions you might have.
You will have access to the entire apartment:
4 double bedrooms
2 bathrooms (one with shower and another one with bath tub)
1 kitchen equipped with an oven, stove, microwave, Nespresso machine, water boiler, kitchen utensils etc.
Interaction with Guests
I will be present at the moment when you arrive at the apartment to check you in and answer any questions you might have at that time. In case you have any questions during your stay, you can always reach me on my cell phone or through Airbnb.
I have created a small guide with tips and tricks, which can be found in each room. But in case you have any specific question, please do not hesitate to contact me directly.
You will experience endless shopping, dining, entertainment and culture within a 1 to 5 minute walk from the apartment building. Literally around the corner: famous shopping streets like Paseo de Gracia & Rambla de Catalunya, the 2 famous Gaudi houses (Casa Batlló & La Pedrera), many fabulous restaurants and trendy nightlife venues, the airport-bus-stop (Plaza Catalunya), the tourist bus stop (hop on hop off) and the metro that takes you to the beach within 10 minutes!
Definitely one of the advantages of this apartment, is its location: it's the perfect base to get to every point in Barcelona. The following - and most important - metro lines are in 5 min walking distance:
L1 (Red) Universitat/Plaza Catalunya
L2 (Purple) Universitat
L3 (Green) Paseig de Gracia
L4 (Yellow) Paseig de Gracia
Although you need to go up a couple of blocks, the L5 (Blue, Diagonal) is within a 10 min walk.
Train stations Paseig de Gracia and Plaza de Catalunya are closeby: 5-8 minute walk.
There are lots of bus stops near the apartment, including the Aerobus (from and to the airport) and the tourist bus stop (hop on hop off).
Other Things to Note
Please note that check-ins after 20:00pm have a surcharge of 20 euros and those after 22:00pm have a surcharge of 40 euros, which is paid in cash upon arrival.
The check-in time is flexible, but check-ins before 12:00pm (noon) are depending on whether there are any guests checking out on the day of your arrival. Please note that check-ins after 20:00pm have a surcharge of 20 euros and those after 22:00pm have a surcharge of 40 euros, which is paid in cash upon arrival.
Check-out is at 11:00am but if you have an afternoon/early evening flight, you can leave your luggage in the apartment and come back later to pick it up. In case the entire apartment is rented out on your day of departure, it will not be possible to leave your luggage but I am able to provide you with alternatives. Just be sure to communicate this to me and do not leave your luggage somewhere else in the building unattended.
When leaving the apartment, please ensure you have switched off all the lights, air conditioning, fan or any other electrical appliances you do not need while you are away.
I do not charge a cleaning fee but as I always make sure to welcome you in a clean apartment, I expect guests to leave the apartment as clean as possible when they leave. This also means cleaning up after your selves in the kitchen and bathrooms and taking the trash outside.
Both linens and towels are provided to you and are included in the price. Please note that these are not beach towels, it is not allowed to bring them with you outside. If you plan on going to the beach, please be sure to bring your own towels.
Absolutely no smoking
Loud parties and/or get-togethers are absolutely not allowed since they will disturb the neighbours. I have received my share of comments...
Hence, please respect the neighbors living in the same building: no excessive noise, especially when going down the stairs, taking the elevator or/and at the entrance of the building.
The appartment was amazing, even more beautiful than on the pictures, very spacious and clean. It is very central and you can get anywhere just walking. Vincent was not here but a friend of his welcomed us very warmly and gave us some good tips about Barcelona. Vincent himself had sent me some very precious local tips. They arraned us so that we could leave our luggages the alst day until 18h even though our check out was at noon.
I recommand highly this appartment!
Appartamento molto bello in zona centralissima della città. Ospite disponibilissimo e gentile
Great short stay. Clean and comfortable. Greet location. Wifi a real treat.
The apartment was in a good location and was large. But at least half of the apartment was not usable due to temperatures internally of over 90 degrees F. The main air conditioner in the living room was broken. Two of the bedrooms had working air conditioners. We were unable to use most of the apartment due to the heat. For some reason Vincent is claiming we broke an office chair, which we did not sue.
A very nice trip in barcelona.
This flat is really well located at less than 10 mn of the catalunya place (aerobus).
Vincent receive us at the right time and give us the principle instructions (simple and efficient).
The flat is at the 4th floor of an old and beautiful building. It's always the mix of an old style building and a nice design style. Photos are a little taken in perspective but the decoration is very nice and similary.
In conclusion, a very nice experience, a good feeling with Vincent ! We should stay longer in this place... Thanks vincent ! See you...
Everything was perfect!! The place is at the best location, beautiful decorated and very comfortable. We had an opportunity to meet Olaf and Vincent and both of them were very kind, attentive and helpful with us. Definitely, I recommend Vincent's place for everybody who want to spend pleasant days in BCN!! ;)
Vincent was very pleasant and attentive. The house was perfectely clean and cosy.
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About the Host, Vincent
I believe the most important thing you need to know about me is that I treat my guests the way I like to be treated: as friends, respecting privacy but always ready to help out!
I am a life-enjoying traveler and have visited over more than 43 countries (both budget and high-end). My favorite travel destinations are Cuba and Asia in general. I have been living in Barcelona for 13 years so I'm full of 'tips & tricks'.
I like art, dining, photography, martial arts, shopping and a good night out, all of which can be found close to our apartment.
I have been living in Spain (Madrid/Barcelona) for 14 years (ex-expat) and I really enjoy the Mediterranean lifestyle you can find in Barcelona.
Life motto (as requested by airbnb):
Flow with the Go