About This Listing
Lovely fist floor apartment in center of town, right in front of the Temple of Claudius Marcellus. Charming, elegantly furnished, poetic, in the middle of things. Lots of light, high ceilings and sparkling clean. 1 bedr. or full apt. when I am away.
Elegant one bedroom in/or full apt. 1291 sqfoot (ca 120 mq) overlooking the Roman Temple of Claudio Marcelo, at the very center of town (3 minutes from Plaza de las Tendillas), with perfect close views of the Semana Santa's processions (located at the start of "carrera oficial")
I have old furniture and paintings from my family and mix them with things I find around and call me up for a life journey.
Can rent the whole apartment (1 large bedroom, 2 bathrooms, kitchen and large sitting room) and be on your own when I am not home, or have your bedroom (2 beds/double bed) and bathroom, with breackfast included (B&B).
Second floor (US; first floor for the EU): whitewashed, very high ceilings, filled with light; antiques and art mixed with eclectic flair.
Composed of: 1 bedroom (2 twins or King size bed), 2 bathrooms, all equipped kitchen, 2 rooms which will remain closed (my bedroom and my studio) and a very big 15 mqsquares sitting room with 4 large Windows and one corner bay-window with balconies overlooking the carrera oficial of the Semana Santa's processions and the Temple of Claudio Marcelo.
The area is extremely safe, lively and full of places for tapas, and drinks. The apartment is located as a middle point between the Plaza de la Corredera and the Plaza de las Tendillas, in the "elegant" quarter of town and shopping zone, and at 5 minutes from the river walk, now reformed and transformed in a pedestrian park-walk with fancy and trendy restaurants and tapas bar.
Good restaurants nearby: Bodegas Campos, Casa Salinas, Fusion, Soho Fusion, Taberna del Rio, las Tinacas
My apartment is my home, it shelters all I found, loved, and took with me in about 12 years of travelling and working in the US and acrss Europe: antique family furnishing, art, books, etc. I ask you to enjoy it, and to please take good care of home as I am away.
In Cordoba you will not need a car unless you want to travel in the provincia: all is nearby, and it is a charming city to walk (just avoid walking out from 2 pm to 9 pm in the summer). If you need busses, a bus stop is right up the street and 2 taxi stands are at the bottom and top of the same street (Calle Claudio Marcelo). Some people rent bikes to bike along the river, but in summer you will prefer walking.
My home is special in that it is a very classic (old liberty building, with very high ceilings, large and tall wooden doors), eclectic, poetic and charming place, with one of the most impressive views in town as it overlooks the Roman temple of Claudio Marcelo through a big cristal bay-window which opens completely creating a sort of small greenhouse where I planted jasmins and plants.
I am an art historian, specializing in Renaissance and Baroque art, so there is an artistic touch to it.
The house has a dishwasher, a laudry machine (no dryer but a small patio where you can hang your laundry), air conditioning, telephone (please don't use it for international, only for local (Spain), otherwise I will have to reimburse the money through the deposit), and internet.
My help and cleaning lady Andrea will meet you at your arrival, give you 2 sets of keys (if a couple) and explain basics about the apartment. She will be available all time for extra ironing or cleaning if needed (she charges 10E an hour).
everything in town, I will also help them as turistic information as I am a professor of art history
Interaction with Guests
any time they need, by email or phone (I have a blackberry)
It is really central, but still very charming and old styled (the "new" centre is modern, ca. 1970's), it overlooks one of the beauties and has great atmosphere, since there are many bars around it is lively in the sitting room (you do not feel alone) but very quiet in the rooms (I installed silencing windows). My spot is really central and well located at 3 or 10 min to all turistic destinations. Still, it is one of the best views in town.
walking or biking
Other Things to Note
Sometimes (very often) I am not at home, so I leave the entire apt. for the same costs to the guests. I do not cover extra for having the full space. it happens quite often, especially when I am not teaching, july to december.
Please do not smoke I am a strict non-smoker and try to keep my home smell fresh and clean every day, and no pets unless previously agreed. My neighbours are kind and I never had problems with my guests.
We like Sabina very much, so we extend our staying, the house is very chic and comfortable, the most unforgettable thing is the fantastic breakfast Sabina prepared for us, I post the breakfast picture on wechat, all my Chinese friend are admired a lot. besides these, Sabina is a very knowledgeable girl, so enjoyable to talk with her, definitely recommend!
Our host was out-of-town for the weekend, but arranged for someone to let us in. Once there we had the place to ourselves. We found an array of information laid out about things to do (both brochures and her personal recommendations). The location is outstanding, with restaurants and shops literally downstairs and along the block, Roman ruins across the street, the river and Cathedral–Mosque (Córdoba's best-known attraction) a 20-minute walk away. Highly recommended.
I booked the room for my brother in law and his wife. Sabina was a great host. She made them feel welcome and offered abundant information about the city with great recommendations. Her apartment is gorgeous and the view of the Roman Temple from her window is so beautiful.
Superbe appartement, très clair et agréable à vivre et situé à quelques pas du centre historique de Cordoue.
Sabina est une personne vraiment sympathique et en plus très charmante. Ses petits déjeuners trop copieux.
Sabina nous a beaucoup informé et conseillé sur les visites de sa belle ville et nous la remercions de tout coeur pour sa disponibilité. Si nous devions revenir dans cette ville c'est cet endroit que nous privilégerions. Ali & Michèle
Sabina is a very sophisticated young lady, her large flat turns out as an individual stuffing of antiques, paintings, pictures, books and plants.
In addition to her extraordinary recommendations what to see and where to eat we had excellent conversations far beyond the usual communication
I would like to do it again.
Fantastic host. Very friendly
Het appartement is heel persoonlijk, daardoor ook heel prettig om in te zitten. Sabine was zelf buiten de stad toen we arriveerden. We werden ontvangen door Andrea, die het appartement schoonhoudt. Zij spreekt alleen Spaans en dat maakt het moeilijk om elkaar goed te begrijpen en om afspraken te maken.
Sabine had van te voren al alle gebruiksaanwijzingen voor de kachels en andere zaken gestuurd, dus dat was geen probleem. Alles zag er keurig uit. het kijkt uit op de Romeinse tempel en het ligt op loopafstand van alle bezienswaardigheden. binnen 10 minuten ben je in de Mesquita en langs de rivier. Winkels rondom,
dus ontbijt is binnen een paar minuten geregeld met verse broodjes.
About the Host, Sabina
Italian native from Rome, but live and teach in Cordoba and Madrid. Professor of Art History, lived all over the world but in particular in the US, Spain, Portugal, and Italy.
Surfer and horserider in spare time, yet hoping to have more time for the sea.
Artist and art historian, yet botanist in the deepest soul (love plants)
now really need spotify
love Charlie Parker with strings
Nana Mouskouri in NY
bread, salt, tomatoes, with good olive oil
can't live without love, nor salt
Let me know in advance what you are planning to see in Andalusia and in Córdoba, I may can add a couple of personalized suggestions, this is my new country
veni, vidi, vicit!
Sombrerería H.ros de I. Rusi: fantastic old hat shop (hand made andalusian hats, for morning, afternoon and for horseriding). very elegant.Calle Conde de Cárdenas Córdoba AL 14002
The spreading centre of the shopping área! I suggest (for women) UTERQUE and BIMBA LOLA in the same squarePlaza de las Tendillas Córdoba AL
Have a cappuccino or a coffee here! the only large and antique one in the city, has lovely porticoes with nice bars get the impression of being in a smaller Madrid or in Rome.Plaza de la Corredera Córdoba AL 14002
Flamenco dress shop! lovely and charming and not too expensivePlaza Chirinos Córdoba AL 14001
Taberna de los Plateros, for a vaso de fino. very characteristic, not so friendly but worth itCalle Romero Barros Córdoba AL 14003
nice spot both inside and outside the walls: cutest shop of local souvenirs (la buganvilla), casa rubio for a glass of vino fino (in square or on rooftop) old barber for men, shoeshop (espadrillas)Puerta de Almodóvar Córdoba AL 14004
one of the nicest streets and corners in cordoba: walk along the old walls towards the alcazar and end up with a (email hidden) el olivo in a small square shaded with orange treesCalle Cairuan Córdoba AL 14004
other lovely Street with nice square at beginning and leading to the neighborhood of S. Basilio, medieval Christian well-preserved neighborhood with lots of carácter and many pretty flower patiosCalle Caballerizas Reales Córdoba AL 14004