About This Listing
A double room in a serene apartment for rent in a historic building dating from the medieval period, located on the 3rd floor, and the stairs was the ones going to the watchtower in the original building dating from the 16th century. The bathroom is shared and always kept in prestine condition.
For breakfast you will find coffee, tea, bread, pastries, yugurt and muessli etc, and this can be enjoyed on the roofteracce if the weather permits, which is also a nice place to have a glass of wine after a day of sightseeing or shopping.
On the doorstep you will find the Picasso museum, independent boutiques, art galleries, artists workshops, and this is the Borne area known for plenty of trendy bars and restaurants.
Several metro stations and bus stops are nearby, howewer most of the sights are within walking distance; the cathedral, Santa Maria del Mar, the beaches and Las Ramblas can be reached in less than 10 minutes.
El Vaixell de paper (The Paper Boat) - representing something so fragile yet so strong!
It is not about listing and endless set of rules, basically my philosophy about the house is letting my guests using their common sense, being respectful, treating others as you like being treated and on top of that making the people staying here comfortable and helping them to make the most of their stay with me. My priority is always the comfort and wellbeing of my guests and I will go out of my way to achieve that goal.
You will be given a set of keys after the check in process, giving you complete freedom to go in and out at your will.
We absolutely loved staying with Xavier and in his beautiful apartment. There are only good things to say about it, decorated wonderfully, clean, spacious and comfortable. The kitchen was open to us and he even provided food. The roof top terrace has a really stunning view and the neighbourhood is perfect for travellers, so much to see and do. Would HIGHLY recommend this to anybody and hope to stay again one day.
Verhuurder was daar om ons te verwelkomen en wilde koffers aanpakken. Appartement ligt op hoge verdieping dus best wel smalle trappen omhoog lopen. Het ligt in de geweldige wijk el Borne . Het is een schoon appartement een geweldig bed en een prima kamer. Wij houden dit adres zeker in herinnering. Op de foto zie je de living van de eigenaar waar je in praktijk geen gebruik van maakt. Eigenaar woont daar.
Xavier was wonderful. He met us at the apartment and answered all of our questions thoroughly. There is another room in the apartment available for airbnb so know that you will most likely be interacting with other people. It would have been nice if the bedroom had a lock on it but other than that the experience was great. The apartment looks exactly like it looks in the pictures and the rooftop terrace was an amazing place to unwind.
A beautiful and tranquil home. And as soon as you step out the door you're in the heart of Barcelona's fantastic Born district - perfect for finding cool bars and Tapas. Also situated next door to the Picasso Museum. We highly recommend staying with Javier. He was a welcoming host and very helpful with tips that enabled us us enjoy Barcelona. Thank you!
Vaxier was such a great host. My husband and I enjoyed our 6 days stay in Barcelona. Vaxier took the time and showed us around his stylish and beautiful home. He showed us map and directions to the metro, gave us recommendations where to go and what to eat in El Born. The apartment is very clean, spacious and equipped with all the essential items. Breakfast was provided which is a great plus and for 4 euros we to do our own laundry. The apartment is located in the city centre and walking distance to the main attractions and restaurants - our personal favourite is Tapeo which is 30 second walk. The first night we didn't have hot water for the showers but thankfully Vaxier quickly resolved the issue the following day and was very apologetic. The Con - 3 flights of narrow, tall and winging stairs on the first and last day with large heavy suitcases. (Note there are no lifts) but it wasn't an issue throughout the rest of our stay. Sometimes the air-conditioning did not work unsure why but other than that....we definitely recommend this listing for the great location and host. Thank you for having us!!!
Clinton and Diana
We stayed 5 nights at Xavier's home. We had a bit of a hard time finding the door due to the crowds around Picasso museum (and a case of jet lag) Called Xavier who directed us where to go and then came and found us on the street when we passed it again! Thanks again for that Xavier! Beautiful home, lovely rooftop patio. Great central location, you can easily walk to most of the sites. If you are up for it you can even go to La Sagrada Familia and Parc Guell on foot (we did both but Parc Guell was a long hike, about 10 miles roundtrip, with the last part before the park being uphill) but public transportation is easily accessed as well.
Xavier was friendly and helpful. Upon arriving he shared information about the area and showed maps etc. to help us make decisions on where to go. We really enjoyed our stay with Xavier and would recommend his place. (Unless you are unable to walk up three flights of narrow winding stairs) Loved the history of the building and the surrounding area. Thank you again Xavier for helping to make our stay enjoyable!
Mark and Andy
Die Unterkunft ist sehr zentral gelegen - in direkter Nachbarschaft zum Picasso-Museum.
Das hat zum einen den Vorteil, dass man sehr schnell an alle wichtigen Hotspots von Barcelona kommt und eigentlich alles in direkter Nähe liegt, andererseits darf man sich dann nicht über die Massen an Menschen und deren Geräuschkulisse wundern. Auch wenn das Zimmer zur Straßenseite lag, hat es uns sehr gut gefallen. Überdies ist es sehr ordentlich und schön eingerichtet - so, wie der Rest der Wohnung auch.
Am Schönsten ist es aber abends auf der Dachterasse :-)
Xavier hat uns freundlich empfangen, alles gezeigt und ansonsten haben wir uns total für uns gefühlt.
Wer "zu Hause" frühstücken will, sollte sich seine Lebensmittel selbst kaufen - ein Kühlschrank und eine Küche stehen dafür bereit. Und die Märkte in der Nähe bieten alles an, um frisch und landesüblich lecker zu kochen.
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