**MINIMUM STAY TWO NIGHTS. ONE NIGHT BOOKINGS ONLY UPON DEMAND OR FOR THE SAME DAY- DO NOT USE THE INSTANT BOOKING IF NOT FOR THE SAME DAY**
We are renting this charming, bright and silent home right in the centre, quite close from the "Kilometro 0", considered the central point in Spain. The apartment is very peaceful and has lots of light and good vibe.
It's perfect for a couple but the futton in the living room can accomodate 2 more people, so it's perfect for families, three or four friends or two couples (with privacy for both given that the living room and the main bedroom are distant from each other), also because the apartment is very spacious.
The apartment is really unique, nice, charming, with personality and it's well equipped and its location is unbeatable, super central, in one of the nicest streets of Lavapiés. Perfect to experience leaving under the roofs of old town Madrid.
The apartment is in the fourth floor of a walk up building, like most buildings in the centre of Madrid... so NO elevator, but we can always help you with your luggage if you are carrying so much weight:)
Also, please note that some of the ceilings of the apartment are low (specially in the corridor/kitchen) although in the living room, bedroom and most of the bathroom you can stand on your feet even if you're tall.
The apartment is composed by:
* 1 Bedroom with a double bed (queen size), a closet and a huge window overlooking the roofs of Lavapiés.
* Living room with a huge sofa, dining table for 4 people, TV and a separate futton that can fit 2 additional people.
* Kitchen fully equipped with anything you need to cook and eat, including the stove, microwave with grill, refrigerator, washing machine, dishwasher and more. There is no dryer but there is a clothes horse that you can use. Or you can hang the clothes outside in the communal terrace.
* We provide basic ingredients, such as oil, vinegar, spices, salt, sugar, tea & coffee.
* A bathroom with a nice and comfortable bathtube, an original piece from the 19th century. You haven't seen one like this before!
* Wi-Fi is also available during your stay, how not ;)
*Baby cot available under request, 10€/stay
Of course, fresh linen and towels are provided, as well as iron, etc. If you think there is something missing, we'll be happy to have your feedback in order to continue improving the apartment.
Interaction with Guests
At your arrival one of us will be there to greet you and give you a bunch of information we've prepared to make your stay smooth, pleasant and most enjoyable. And we're available at any time during your stay, even for a drink:)
With lots of restaurants and bars, theatres and some art galleries, Lavapiés is a multicultural and bohemian neighbourhood, where inmigrants, elderly people having lived there forever and young families share the lively streets of the neighbourhood.
The apartment has 3 metro stops less than five minutes away: Lavapiés, Antón Martín and Tirso de Molina.
The location of the apartment is perfect to visit Madrid without even having to use our good public transport network. Actually, within 12 minutes walking you can reach the main museums in town (Prado, Reina Sofia and Thyssen Bornemisza), the Retiro Park. Gran Via, Sol, Plaza Mayor, the royal Palace are even closer, less the 10 minutes walking. and its neoclassic architecture, the Rastro and La Latina, etc.
Other Things to Note
Normally we have a two-night minimum stay requirement but accept one-night bookings on a case by case basis; please contact us PRIOR to placing your booking request if requesting a reservation for one night only.
We try to be as flexible as possible with your check in so as to allow you to get into the apartment as soon as you get downtown. Let us know your schedules and we'll work it out! However, if you arrive from 10pm to 12pm there is a LATE CHECK IN FEE of 15 euro payable upon arrival. From 12pm to 1.30am, the LATE CHECK IN FEE is 25 euro.
You can check availability 100% accurately by clicking on the calendar link above.
Bookings are only accepted through the Airbnb website; feel free to contact us with any questions. You'll get the exact address, directions to get to the apartment and tips for Madrid once you've made your reservation!!
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•Check-out, unless otherwise agreed with us, must be done at 11am. You can leave the keys of the apartment on the dining table and close the door behind you.
•Please, don’t leave garbage on the house. You can deposit your garbage on the garbage bin outside the building door from 8pm, so please remind to through it the night before your departure.
•Please wash the dishes you’ve used and leave the apartment reasonably clean and tidy.
•If something is broken during your stay, don’t wait for us to discover it once you’re gone. Please, tell us, we understand accidents may happen.
• There are old people, babies and working people living in the building, so please be considerate. Parties are not allowed, as well as any loud noise after 10pm or at any time in the common areas of the building (the entrance, the stairwells and the elevator). We kindly request you to keep volume to a minimum when on these common areas. We care about our neighbours and respect for them is a must. In case we receive complaints from any neighbour regarding the behaviour of guests, you'll be immediately requested to leave the apartment and the fact will be notified to Airbnb. We are very flexible and easy going people but disturbances to neighbours are a real issue.
• We like fresh air and, for this reason, smoking is not allowed.
• Only the people who made the reservation can sleep in the apartment.
Es un alojamiento con todo muy bien pensado y muchas comodidades, con una excelente ubicación. Óscar es muy amable y responde a todas tus dudas.
Sólo tener en cuenta que es un buhardilla y por eso obviamente hay que tener cuidado con la cabeza, pero es también lo que le da el encanto.
We arrived late but that was no problem for Oscar. He took the time tot explain everything to us. It was a very nice apartment and we really enjoyed our stay. We didn't use the metro at all, because we could reach everything by walking. Nice restaurants are also in walking distance.
La buhardilla es tal cual se ve en las fotos, encantadora y bajita. A un paso de todo. Ideal para una estancia corta, pero cuenta con todo lo necesario para disfrutarla plenamente. Gracias!
This was my first time using AirBnb and Oscar and Vanessa have set the bar high. This apartment is one of the prettiest apartments I’ve seen: so many windows and natural light and the décor shows real personality. This place is perfect. The location is very convenient. It is located just off of Atocha so off the main road, only a few minutes walk to various plazas, tasty food, and metro stations. Both beds were very comfortable and we were able to sleep well as it wasn’t loud outside. The only negative is that it might not be good for very tall people, as the ceiling slopes (since it is the top floor) so the ceiling can be low in certain areas. So many amenities were available also, I was not expecting that so we were pleasantly surprised to find a washing machine with detergent, towels, a nice kitchen stocked with tools and spices, even an umbrella for us to use if we needed it. They even provide a blog with lots of recommendations of their favorite places, all located very close to the flat. That was very helpful! They have really thought of everything and every way to make your stay as comfortable and easy as possible. If every AirBnb experience was like this one, I would be so very happy! Thank you so much for going above and beyond and I look forward to staying with you again in the future.
Vanessa met us in order to hand over the keys and show us the apartment. She was very nice and explained everything very well.
The apartment itself is wonderful, very cosy and something really different :)
In the bedroom, lying in bed one could admire the stars and a roof terrace, which allowed nice views of the city, was also part of the apartment.
Only with our heads we had to be careful - the roof slopes are sometimes very low :), but that's what makes the charm of the apartment.
I definitely recommend this apartment to others !!
Muy buen lugar y excelente ubicación. Realmente nos encanto el lugar, tiene mucho encanto. Gracias por las recomendaciones dejadas y por el trato recibido.
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We welcome you to Spain and we wish you a good stay in Madrid!
Oscar works as a photographer and Vanessa studies drama and theatre production and management. However, until some years ago Oscar was an engineer and Vanessa was a M&A lawyer. And then one day we decided to turn our lifes up side down and follow our real passions.
We are best friends and on May 2012 we decided to move forward and enroll in a small business together. Vanessa had been hosting with Airbnb for 2 years by then (renting the spare room at her place in Madrid/Milan and her apartment in Barcelona) and her experience (upgraded to Superhost in early 2011) was so positive that we decided we could also help other owners that don't live in town or don't have the time to rent their properties to travelers as you. And this is what we are doing now together.
More about us, we love to travel: in 2012 Vanessa traveled to Greece with her backpack and Oscar spent a few months working in France. Last summer Oscar repeated the French experience while Vanessa explored Malaysia during a month and a half.
We are also keen in meeting new people and learning new things from them, but more importantly, we want you to feel at home at any of our apartments and that you feel that there's someone in town who cares for you:-)
We enjoy little life pleasures like riding our bicycles or growing our small organic vegetables gardens (each of us has one). We like eco-friendly environments since we care a lot about our planet.
We will help you to find you like home in this beautiful city and we look forward to having the opportunity to meet you soon!!
Vanessa & Oscar