About this listing
nice sunny flat close to the beach and rambla de poble nou. quiet area (especially on weekends) and nevertheless close to the center (3 stops with public transport). walking distance to el born = 15min trough park ciutadella.
flat is fully equipped!
1 bedroom w/ 1.6x2m futon bed and balcony w/ sunrise above the sea,
living room w/ 90x200m bed w/ terrace (sun all day) towards the mountains and sunset;
5th floor with elevator, 2 bikes, wifi-modem, air-condition + heating, iron(ing board), laundry-rack;
bath w/ tub, purified hot water, hair-dryer and washing machine;
kitchen w/ fridge/freezer, stove/oven, kettle, coffee-maker, juice squeezer, toaster, britta-drinking-tap-water (and many more), view to sagrada familia.
beach-towels and paralsols / umbrellas.
flat situated in pueblo nuevo - poble nou (new trendy area close to born and 4 min to barcelona bogatell beach) and next to metro "llacuna" and bus stop;
bars/restaurants/cafes and shopping in the neighborhood;
especially quiet on weekends + very sunny all day.
don't bring towels or sheets, u even get slippers and hot water bottle if you're still not feeling the coziness.
cleaning lady will come once a week for 2h (20€ extra).
special: local tips from the neighbourhood in the guest book.
everything except one storage room.
Interaction with Guests
cozy, quiet, close to beach and nice rambla del poble nou (feeling like in a spanish village) on the weekend.
good restraurants and local shops.
yes by bus and metro.
Other Things to Note
any questions, i am happy to help out any time!
no animals, no smoke & no parties.
cleaning woman comes once a week on request - €10.-/h
you can call me anytime for local tips, restaurant reservations or if you have a problem in the flat.
the flat is very close to the cleanest beach of barcelona and there are 3 sun-umbrellas in the flat and towels to put on the sand.
the hammock on the terrrace only for one person allowed.
besides this there is NO RULES and just FEEL COMFTY!
Het appartement is precies zoals op de foto's. Heel schoon, ruim, licht, grote slaapkamer, grote badkamer en twee fijne balkons.
De keuken is klein en niet erg geschikt om uitgebreid te koken (2 pannen). De airco werkt niet goed, maar door de balkons aan beide kanten heb je altijd frisse lucht.
De ligging is ideaal, dichtbij metrohalte, dichtbij Rambla de Poble Nou (gezellige straat met barretjes en restaurants) en dichtbij het strand.
Het contact met Ines was goed, we hebben gemaild, gebeld en contact gehad via de whatsapp. Vlak voor vertrek en bij aankomst was het moeilijk om elkaar te bereiken wat tot enige verwarring heeft geleid, maar verder was het prima.
In het huis vind je voldoende info over barcelona en poble nou. We hebben ons erg op ons gemak en erg welkom gevoeld. Ik zou hier zeker nog een keer terugkeren.
Ines apartment is very cozy, it has everything one may need to make the staying pleasant and enjoyable, she provides maps and useful information about places to visit, eat and party. Very well located, the Poblenow neighbourhood is full of nice shops, restaurants and interesting places, the metro and bus stop is just around the corner and Barcelona's nicest beaches are reachable by foot -less than 10 minutes- which makes it perfect to make a quick stop and freshen up before heading the beach and relax after a day of sightseeing around the city. We are looking forward for our next visit to Barcelona and we will be definitely booking this apartment again.
The location of the apartment is great for visiting Barcelona. It's in a cute neighborhood just outside of city center which is easily accessed via the nearby train. There is a great walking street 1.5 blocks away with shops markets and restaurants. A nightclub can be heard when the doors are open on Saturday night but other than that its peaceful.
We had an amazing trip, and the flat was so perfect for us! Ines arranged a cap for us three times, which was so friendly. The apartment was clean, and near the metro station which was good thing. Beach was also near the flat and it was wonderful. We asked two set of keys and they were waiting for us in the apartment. We couldnt imagine better trip than this! Hope someday we can come back and enjoy barcelona again :)
Our stay at Ines apartment was wonderful. The flat is clean and cozy, the patio is perfect to relax in the evening with a glass of sangría.
It is also super sunny!!
The building has an elevator so everything was quite perfect.
The beach is really near and the Poble Nou is full of beautiful new places to eat.
We really hope to come back here on our next trip to Barcelona!!
We had a good time staying in Ines' suite. The proximity to Bogatell beach was superb, and there were some interesting shops in the Poblenou area. There was a supermarket about two blocks away which was also handy for getting groceries.
While we enjoyed our stay, I would advise future travellers however that this apartment is exactly as it appears on the posting. So if you are satisfied with the description and the appearance, you will like it. But if you are expecting a 'vacation rental' you will not. You will definitely get the feeling that you are staying in Ines home, and not a vacant flat. There is a lot of personal items and some clutter, so you will have to be comfortable with that. This distracted us a bit from enjoying the patios, which were a bit messy with laundry and other clutter. That bathroom and kitchen were also very 'lived in'. The bed was quite stiff.
While we do not have any formal complaints, we probably would not stay here again.
Hey Craig, thanks for your detailed review. My flat is definitely a private place rather than business appartment. Arrival time is officially at 2pm and my cleaning lady made it possible for you to enter from 9am upon your request, which explains the still wet washing in the patio. The kitchen is equipped with main cooking items such as oil, salt, pepper... which is handy for vacation guests. The bathroom has on purpose shampoo, gels and even spare toothbrushes... so my guests don't have to worry when shops are already closed after their arrival. In the bedroom is sunscreen, mosquito spray, a guestbook and useful local guides and the mattress is a 100% natural latex futon (btw very pricy and good quality one). And by clutter, I don't know if you're referring to my books and magazines in the living room, which I trustfully left so people feel at home. It's a private place and meant to be as such so I can react flexible to personal requests like your early arrival.
We loved our stay at Ines' flat in the Poble Nou district of Barcleona. The space was very clean and tastefully decorated with a big comfortable bed and two sunny balconies, one of which offers views of the sea. Our favorite beaches are a short walk away, and even closer is the Poble Nou Rambla, offering many dining choices without the crowds of tourists found on Barcelona's main Rambla. Communicating with Ines was easy and efficient. We would definitely consider staying here again on our next visit.
About the Host, Ines
My Name is Ines Aylmira King, born in Canada, raised in Switzerland and Germany. Speak German, English, Spanish and understand Italian and French.
I work in Commercial-Production and live between Barcelona-Berlin-Belgrade and Lisbon (the only non-B-City).
My favourite food is Italian and Seafood with Cava - you can have plenty of these in Barcelona.
I like Beach-Volleyball, Windsurfing and Pilates - all close to my flat.
You can listen to my music in the apartment or plug-in your own i-pod to the HIFI.
Enjoy being close to the center but in a calm and beach-close area!