Make your visit to Barcelona memorable staying in this fantastic, large, modernist (art nouveau) style apartment with a great patio, walking distance to many tourist attractions and a 13 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, very centrally located in an area with great selection of restaurants and bars, close to public transportation and with many stores and supermarkets nearby.
If your group consists of 6 or more 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 4 bedrooms, three toilets, two showers and AC throughout to make your stay comfortable and pleasant!!
It is an 6 min walk to Pl. Universitat (red metro line running north-south), 7 min to Passeig de Gracia, the upscale shopping artery of the city (yellow and green metro lines running east-west) or Hospital Clinic (blue metro line) metro stations. Many buses stop 1-2 mins walk from the apartment.
The apartment is 110 m2 plus 40 m2 for the patio (1185 sq ft+430 sq ft), with very high ceilings with original plaster crown molding (two of them polychrome), and beautiful floors with original caustic tiles. It has been just restored, faithfully following the original floor plan and style, but with an up to date reinterpretation.
The apartment has a bright sun room, a large dining room connected to a large living room, a total of 4 bedrooms, all with air conditioning: two of the bedrooms face the street but double windows with double glass block a lot of the street noise, the other two bedrooms are to the inside and are quiet. All bedrooms have plenty of closet space. It has a total of four double beds all of which can be converted into twin beds, so up to 8 people can sleep without having to share a bed. It also has a fully equipped kitchen. It is not a modern or very big one but has all you might need to cook plus dishwasher, microwave, Nespresso coffee maker, electric kettle, toaster and large refrigerator. There are two full bathrooms (one with shower and one with bathtub) and one half bathroom. There is a washer and a dryer, 3 TVs with either cable or satellite international channels (one TV in each of the two big rooms, and one in the living room) and WiFi.
And the most amazing and unique, the large patio to chill out in the evenings or have memorable dinners. I provide you with blankets and there are space heaters, so even if it´s a bit chilly you can sit outside under the canopy.
The building has elevator and intercom.
We provide you with two pre-paid local cell phones so you can communicate with each other if you break up into groups, 100% cotton white ironed linens, towels, beach towels, table cloths, ironing equipment, slippers/flip-flops (on request), 3 hair dryers, 2 hair irons, shampoo, conditioner, soap, body lotion and assorted toiletries. Also, complimentary Nespresso capsules, tea bags and ground coffee, plus basics for cooking like oil, vinegar, salt and spices…
Note that children/babies of any age also count as one person.
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 8 people.
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, but specially in the patio. Talking in the patio should be limited to near whisper after 11 pm. 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€
Please be reminded that this is an apartment within a residential building. It is important not to disturb the neighbors, so no parties or loud music are allowed. Also, you can invite over, during the day, one or two guests, no more, occasionally, but under no circumstance there should be overnight guests...
The patio is overlooked by the neighbors sun rooms and then bedrooms. During weekdays when it´s hot and they have their windows open, there should be near absolute silence after 11 pm
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 10:30 am and check in is 3 pm, although you can leave your bags in the apartment.
The stay at Julia´s place was fantastic. Great apartment and great patio. We loved the location just a few minutes walk to Paseo de Gracia - close to Las Ramblas and Gracia. Julia is a fantastic host. She made our stay very enjoyable! Thanks Julia!!
Nice apartment, and great host. She provided us with phones as well!
Centrally located in Barcelona, and all the tourist/shopping districts are close by.
Fantastic apartment. Would highly recommend it. Really beautifully kept and all the bedrooms are comfortable. Julia made some great recommendations for restaurants - GRESA was wonderful (tasting menu was brilliant).
Julia is, hands down, the most welcoming HOST that I've met on airbnb. Upon arrival, she met our party with snacks and cava and sat down with us to plan our itinerary in Barcelona. She was quick to identify the not-worth-it-tourist attractions and recommended DELICIOUS restaurants across the city. The apartment is stunning. Immaculate, beautifully decorated, and central. Taxis right outside. The apartment is up one flight of stairs so moving in was easy (there's also an elevator). Pharmacy and deli downstairs. But the star of this experience is Julia, providing local cell phones, keys for our entire party, and a generous "locals" perspective. I cannot recommend this host or this apartment more!!!!
Julia was great! she was waiting for us for check in, explained everything how to use her apartment, and most important it is the first time that the pictures are 100 percent accurate. Julie even gave us local phones to use, everything was perfect and smooth. the apartment is beautiful, well equipped, first time i must say i was fully satisfied from everything.
Julia made us feel at home immediately by welcoming us at the door and having the table set with tapas and a drink of Spanish champagne. What a great start to the holiday! Prior to our arrival we had emailed extensively about the trip and she had supplied many tips about places to go , how to get to her apartment and so on. She also supplied two local mobile phones for our group so we could keep in contact with each other during the holiday.
The apartment is a charming older style place in an excellent location. Julia gave us some great advice re local tapas bars etc, but honestly you can not go wrong in this area. Also right next door is a pharmacy and a small grocery store...and a bigger grocery store is not far away. The metro is in easy reach as are many of the main local attractions..the old cathedral, old town the La Ramblas and the excellent food markets on that street.
We were a party of six adults...two of the bedrooms are queen size and two have single beds. There is a small sitting room with a large dining table, and a charming outside terrace area although we didn't tske advantage of it as the weather was surprisingly chilly ( Julia left blankets outside and heaters too). The kitchen is tiny but adequate ....as it was a holiday I was happy not to cook anything but breakfast.
All in all it was an excellent holiday and Julia is an extremely gracious host who responded to any concerns we had very quickly. The only concern we had was on our last night when the neighbours directly above us threw a very loud party that lasted all night. This is always a risk in any apartment living around New Years eve I would presume.
I would definitely recommend this apartment for small groups who want to be in a local style home within walking distance of great amenities but not right in the touristy part of town..
We had an absolutely fabulous stay! This is a lovely apartment, with lots of room for our family of 6. The apartment is beautifully maintained and very clean. It is well located and within walking distance to the metro. One of the many fantastic features is the outdoor terrace area -- just beautiful! The owner of the apartment (Julia) welcomed our family and was incredibly responsive, gracious and generous throughout our stay. Julia's attention to detail was exceptional -- she provided 2 local cell phones for our use (very helpful), many recommendations prior to our arrival, filtered water by every bedside, extra pillows, a well-appointed kitchen, a Christmas surprise of treats and cava, and so much more. We cooked a great dinner one evening! Barcelona is a fantastic city, and we felt so at home in this wonderful apartment. We highly recommend staying here and thoroughly enjoyed our stay! Many thanks, dear Julia!
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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. Three years ago I quit to return to Spain, a return that was delayed due to finishing the renovation of my house in NY and 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! :)