About this listing
I am renting my fully furnished 60 sq meter apartment in the heart of Barcelona´s old city. It´s on a quiet side street in the Borne neighborhood with countless bars and restaurants just a short walk away. Less than a 5 minute walk to the metro Jaume I, the Ciutadella Park, St Maria of the Sea church, and the Picasso museum.
As it is in the center of a lively neighborhood, it can be quite noisy at times. Most of the time it is quiet, but it can be noisy if there is a parade or a free concert right below the balcony. If you are a light sleeper, I recommend having earplugs on hand.
60 sq m loft apartment including:
* Large living room/kitchen, a bathroom, and a bedroom in the back
* Queen size bed + comfortable couch + extra mattress
* Two balconies, one overlooking the street and the other over an interior courtyard
* Internet with cable and wifi (password is on the router)
* Washing machine
* Dishes and silverware
* Towels and sheets
Check in is flexible depending upon mutual availability. While I am out of town, a friend of mine (fluent in English/Spanish) will provide the keys
Please be respectful and leave the apartment as you found it. There is a €200 deposit that will only be returned if there is no damage or missing items. There is a €30 fee to pay a professional cleaner after each visit.
No loud parties/music
Please do not invite strangers to the apartment
Smoking is only permissible on the balcony
Please turn off the lights when not at home
Careful not to accidentally turn on the shower fan
The apartment is in an ideal location for seeing Barcelona. I think it is in one of the buildings being rehabbed or rented for cheap to gentrify the Born area. It is spacious, has nice wood floors, and what appear to be original window and beam details. The wifi connection was great. Phil seems like a really nice guy but is new at this and appears to be living out of town for work, so isn't nearby. My recommendation is to just be totally honest with him about what you're looking for and what you can't handle, then make an informed decision. Here is my experience: The apartment is not quiet--between massive construction out one window and the other window onto an internal courtyard shared with the building, including neighbors that are crazy loud (screaming kids, late late nights, and early mornings), you will probably need earplugs to sleep. Second, this is a young guy's apartment, which means it's pretty bare bones on amenities--grey gym towels, no heat, no TV, no clothes dryer, only basic kitchenware--and has a sort of dorm room/frat house decor, with Phil's clothes and personal stuff all over, random furniture, photos taped to walls, etc. (All completely cool as long as you know what you're getting.) After I realized what I was getting, I was there just to sleep. When I arrived the place was filthy but Phil brought someone in to clean as soon as he could. Phil's friend who let me in and his cleaning lady were both awesome.
About the Host, Phil
I am from Boston and lived in Barcelona since 2009. I work in the European office an American company. I travel frequently both for work and vacation, in which case my apartment is available for rent.
Soy de Boston y he vivido en Barcelona desde 2009. Trabajo en la oficina Europea de una empresa Estadounidense. Viajo mucho por vacaciones y también por trabajo. En estas fechas mi piso esta disponible por aquiler.