About this listing
If you want to be right in the centre, this huge flat 1 block away from Sol is definetely your place. Before placing you booking, please read the info re check in times (House Rules).
We rent this stylish, charming, very spacious and silent home in on of the streets between Sol and Plaza Santa Ana, walking distance to all the sights in Madrid.
Having two separate bedrooms, each of them with bathroom ensuite, making it perfect for families, a group of friends, where privacy is ensured.
The apartment is really unique, nice, charming, with personality and it's well equipped and super central flat. Perfect to live Madrid on your own.
With lots of restaurants and bars and shopping areas, all the main attractions in the city are walking distance… as in our other apartments, everything is so closeby that you will rarely be using the public transportation in Madrid.
THE APARTMENT - AMENITIES
The apartment is composed by:
* 1 Bedroom with a double bed (140cm wide) with bathroom.
* 1 Bedroom with 2 single beds, with bathroom.
* Huge living room with a sofa, dining table for 8 people, huge flat TV, hifi.
* Kitchen (also big size) 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.
* Wi-Fi is also available during your stay, how not ;). Also air-con for the hot Spanish summers.
* Central heating
*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.
The apartment is in the 3rd 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:)
The location of the apartment is perfect to visit Madrid without even having to use our good public transport network. The closest metro and train stop is Sol with direct connection with the main 2 trains stations (Atocha and Chamartín) and the airport (with the shuttle train departing from T4)
For sure, you won't have problems to move around from here.
• Check in time is set at 4pm and means the time at which the apartment will be ready for your use, at the latest. However, if you arrive earlier to town we can meet you from 11am at the apartment (free of charge, is just a courtesy to our guests) to drop luggage and get the keys, so that you can start exploring Madrid right away. Between 2pm and 4pm we might not be available to meet you, since we go back home to cook and eat, but should you arrive on this gap, we can recommend you some nice place to have lunch too.
• We can also meet guests at night, but in that case we charge a late check in fee of 15 euro from 9pm until 11pm and 25 euro after 11pm. If you plan to arrive after 1:30 am we won't be able to meet you (obviously if your flight is delayed we'll wait for you!!), but if you have a really late flight we can't wait up so long....
•Check-out, unless otherwise agreed with us, must be done at 11am. You can leave the keys of the apartment by the TV and close the door behind you.
•Please, don’t leave garbage on the house. You can deposit your garbage on the garbage bin that you will find outside the building, besides the front door at the evenings.
•Please wash the dishes you’ve used and leave the apartment reasonably clean and tidy.
•If something is broken or damaged 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 under no circumstance, as well as any loud noise after 11pm or at any time in the common areas of the building (the stairs).
•Smoking is not allowed.
•Only the people who made the reservation can sleep in the apartment.
From Sep 21, 2015 - Oct 31, 2016 the minimum stay is 3 nights.
Vanessa and Oscar were great hosts and so accommodating for our late check in and check out! They gave us great advice about what to go and see in Madrid and the apartment is in the best location - so close to everything! The apartment was huge and beautiful! The beds were amazing and we all slept very well! Had the best time staying the apartment which was fully equipped with everything we needed! Thank you Vanessa and Oscar, we had the best time!
Oscar was very helpful, providing us with maps of the city and public transit, info on sight-seeing, etc. He helped us get our luggage up the stairs, and even accompanied us to the car rental agency to make sure we found it. The apartment was clean, spacious, and full of engaging art. Plenty of space for our family of 4. The location is super-convenient - shopping, restaurants, groceries, 2 minute walk to the Metro, 15 minute walk to El Prado, Reina Sofia, and Retiro Park. Would definitely recommend!
Exceptionnel ! Tant par l'appartement en lui même que par les services-conseils- disponibilités de nos deux hôtes.
L'appartement est idéalement situé en plein centre de Madrid.
Il est très très propre et tout est mis à notre disposition.
Oscar et Vanessa parlent français ce qui nous a énormément aidé.
Je vous le recommande sans aucune hésitation ! Mais laissez nous une place pour qu'on puisse y retourner prochainement :)
We chose to stay once again in a flat hosted by Oscar and Vanessa primarily due to their hospitality and responsiveness. This flat did not disappoint, it was beautiful and functional for our family of four. Awesome open living room and great kitchen! Super location to great restaurants, metro and heart of Sol. We would definitely stay here again!
We were met on arrival by the wonderful Vanessa, a very helpful and friendly lady with a good command of English. Our hosts had already put themselves out by agreeing to meet us hours before the check-in time mentioned for the property. Vanessa did not seem at all put out when she met us, though. Also, she helped us later in the holiday to deal with Iberia, who had lost one of our bags in transit to Madrid. Without her help, we may not have got our bag back so quickly. The flat is excellent. It was more than big enough for us, a married couple and our twelve year old son. It had everything we needed for our stay and we're confident that it would have had everything necessary for a far longer stay. It's very well insulated against noise. I doubt if anyone would be disturbed by noise at any time of the day. The huge living room does not lack a view, however, since it's double-glazed windows face a busy, but narrow and attractive street. Despite being there in the middle of the summer, the air-conditioning kept us cool enough in all parts of the property. The location is wonderful! It's almost next to Puerta del Sol. The sight of the restaurants along the street and adjoining streets are guaranteed to cause any lover of Spanish cuisine to salivate. I liked the place so much that I might be tempted to stay there if I travel to Madrid alone, which would be excessive considering how big the place is.
The flat was very well kept and central to Madrid. We were greeted upon arrival and given the run down of the flat. The AC cooled the place down and was appreciated for the Summer heat.
Plenty do to I the area and it's a 2 min walk to a metro station.
We arrived on a tight schedule and had to wait an hour, as the host has more than one airbnb and was tending to another. Eventually they sent an acquaintance to let us in. Could have used more information on the city, but overall the host was helpful. The apt is just like the pictures, very nice. The decor gave off a different vibe but it was a lot of fun to stay at this airbnb, and I think its a great value for the size and location.
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About the Host, Oscar&Vanessa
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