City Center Apartment Close to Everything


Entire home/apt

2 guests

1 bedroom

1 bed

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About this listing

Lovely one-bedroom apartment located in the vibrant Lavapiés district. You are walking distance from Puerta del Sol, Plaza Mayor, La Latina, Gran Via, Huertas, El Rastro, great restaurants, nightlife and everything else in the center of Madrid!

The space

Apartment has high-speed internet and long-use water heater. You can easily reach the Prado, Reina Sofia and Thyssen museums as well as Retiro Park. Well-connected to public transport via the blue line (Tirso de Molina), the green line (La Latina) and the yellow line (Lavapies); they are all within a five-minute walk. There are also several supermarkets close by should you decide to cook and enjoy a nice meal in. Very easy to reach from Barajas airport via airport shuttle or metro and Atocha train station (three metro stops away).

Please note, the apartment has an older fridge which makes noise on and off when it's cooling; a couple of people have mentioned this in their feedback. The kitchen does have a door, so if the noise from the fridge is bothering you, you can just close the door to keep the noise out of a living room and the bedroom.

Expatriate living in Madrid and teaching English to the natives. :-)

Hablo español, je parle français, parlo italiano, Ich kann Deutsch (ein bischen). Disculpe, no fallo portugues.

Interaction with guests

I want my guests to have an amazing time in Madrid, so during your stay please contact me at any time and I'll provide you with what you need, be it directions to monuments, restaurant recommendations or anything else. All I ask of my guests is for them to be respectful of the neighbors as well as not smoke in the apartment.

I look forward to welcoming you to Madrid. Mi casa es su casa! :-D

Other things to note

As with many apartments here, heating is not central. Instead we use heaters and the apartment has two large ones. When I lived in the apartment it was plenty and heated the place up quickly. I also put down carpet in the winter months to provide insulation as I want to make sure you are nice and cozy.


The space
Accommodates: 2
Bathrooms: 1
Bed type: Real Bed
Bedrooms: 1
Beds: 1
Check In: Anytime after 2PM
Check Out: 12PM (noon)
Room type: Entire home/apt

Amenities

Prices
Extra people: No Charge
Cleaning Fee: 12
Weekly Discount: 17%
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House Rules
No smoking
Not suitable for pets
No parties or events
Not safe or suitable for children (0-12 years)
Check in is anytime after 2PM

All I ask if for guests to be respectful and leave the apartment in the condition they found it in. This means taking out the trash, washing dirty dishes in the sink and throwing away food. While it has only happened a few of times in many years of hosting I have to ask it here: Please clean up after yourself. In the words of J Lo, I ain't your mama hahaha. And thank you to the 98% of people who already know this.


Cancellations

Flexible

Cancel up to 24 hours before your trip and get a full refund. Cancel within 24 hours of your trip and the first night is non-refundable.


Availability
5 nights minimum stay

89 Reviews


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Andres User Profile
December 2016
The white tile floor seen in the photos was replaced by a piece of gray felt in sections on top of the tile; reason was for warmth. The felt tended to buckle and gave a real indoor-outdoor carpet feeling, but worse. Photos must have been taken some time ago; walls could use a fresh coat of paint, balconies were jammed packed with empty gas tanks, buckets and cleaning supplies. Stove had 3 minimally functioning burners out of 4 and the jets needed cleaning or replacing because it was impossible to heat or cook. The ceiling light in the LR was broken and only one IKEA type light in the corner, so the room was overall dark. The owner was going to get a second floor lamp. The bedroom has only one outlet and it was broken. No ability to plug in anything. The bedroom is pretty small and the bed takes up almost all the space. You pretty much have to stand on the bed or dance with the closet doors to open them or be able to access the drawers. The room appeared tight from the photos, but did not expect the bed to block the closet doors and drawers. Obviously, no room for a night table Worst of all, the electricity went out the first night when trying to plug in the heater. Total darkness, no candles or flashlight and no internet so unable to reach the owner by messaging. Found a grocery store with WiFi and public phone on the street to leave messages for the owner. The owner came the next morning and gave us credit for the one night and helped with locating another Airbnb apt to apply the balance. The credit and help was very much appreciated, but we essentially lost a day and a half unnecessarily. She mentioned that she had been having problems with the electricity and had not had an electrician to fix the problem. Could not reach the owner the night the electricity went out, but in fairness, the apt had no phone or internet for the owner to respond. The location is terrific, but the apartment requires some attention.
Lisa User Profile
Response from Lisa:
Hi Andres, I'm so sorry about your night in the apartment and the issues you encountered. I actually decided to no longer list it and look for another one because of the things you listed and because this one clearly has some problems because of its age and the recent problems with the electricity. Luckily we were able to find you new accommodation for the rest of your stay and I hope it didn't affect your time in Madrid too much. My sincerest apologies that everything sort of hit the fan on the day you checked in. I'll look a nicer, newer place for the future as I want my guests to not have these problems associated with the older apartments in the city center.
December 2016

Leen-Jan User Profile
December 2016
The host canceled this reservation 23 days before arrival. This is an automated posting.
Lisa User Profile
Response from Lisa:
I've decided to stop renting this apartment. There have been some recent issues that would affect future guests and I want to make sure that I provide high-quality accommodation for anyone who stays.
December 2016

Manon User Profile
December 2016
The host canceled this reservation 11 days before arrival. This is an automated posting.
Lisa User Profile
Response from Lisa:
The apartment has been having some problems so I've decided to stop renting it. I didn't want future guess to be affected by the issues.
December 2016

Jad User Profile
December 2016
The apartment is cozy with a great location that's close to shops, markets & public transportation. The neighbourhood is a bit loud, expect people to shout sometimes during the night. We've had minor issues throughout our stay, but Lisa was very responsive and helpful in fixing them.
Lisa User Profile
Response from Lisa:
Thanks Jad! I'm glad you enjoyed your stay!
December 2016

Itamar User Profile
November 2016
The location is great! 5 min walk from the center. Lisa is a great host, helped us every time we needed! The place is just like in the pictures, clean and nice. The kitchen is great, has every thing you will need. We had the BEST time, we highly reccomend to stay at Lisa's place!
Lisa User Profile
Response from Lisa:
Thanks Itamar! Glad you enjoyed your stay!
November 2016

Darko User Profile
October 2016
Lisa is fantastic host.

Claudia User Profile
September 2016
Lisa was really fast responding to emails and her friend met us at the apartment as agreed. The place is in a great location. Everything is in easy walking distance, from stores to restaurants, to bars, the main museums and sights, the Rastro, and several bus and metro lines. The Wifi was fast and reliable and the kitchen had everything we needed. It is true, as some reviewers have remarked, that the fridge is noisy, but Lisa even mentions that in her posting and closing the kitchen door solved that problem. We had a great stay.
Lisa User Profile
Response from Lisa:
Thanks Claudia! Glad you enjoyed your stay! :-D
September 2016

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Lisa User Profile

Hablo español, je parle français, parlo italiano, Ich kann Deutsch (ein bischen). Disculpe, no fallo portugues. 来自亚洲的客人不请。我有可怕的经验,一台主机。对不起。

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