Seaplane cabin on any European Lake

Plane - Entire home/apt · Barcelona, Catalonia 08039, Spain

The Space

Want something truly different? Sleep on a cosy double bed on Smix, the international lake-going seaplane. Your floating cabin on any European lake.

The Cessna 206 on floats can leave 4 seats at home and sport a double bed in the large passenger/cargo area.

Smix can fly to just about anywhere in Europe given the right timing, legals, and weather. Favourite places are lakes in Sardegna and main land Italy. After a night on the plane - or at a medieval hotel nearby - we can continue on to stay at the Nobleman's loft in Rome ( or the Mercanti Penthouse (

Come along for the delivery flight to your lake on an expense sharing basis only.

For guests of one of my earthbound places, I'll save a seat aboard Smix, the seaplane, on our next not-for-profit & shared expenses voyage. See the "Barcelona & S France Seaplane Flyers Club" for more info. If you were planning to go from Rome to Barcelona or Monaco or vice-versa this might be just the "ticket". Share fuel expenses only. My experience/qualifications: Cross Atlantic Flight '2009, Artic and N. Pole Voyage '2010, FAA SES ,Instrument Rating.

Part of the Worldhomes Frequent Stayer Program: your stay in any of my places counts.

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Room type: Entire home/apt
Bed type: Airbed
Accommodates: 2
Bedrooms: 1
Bathrooms: 0.5
Beds: 1
Minimum Stay: 3 nights
Weekly Price: $569 /week
Monthly Price: $2135 /month
Cancellation: Moderate
  • Situation de l'appartement parfaite pour tout visiter à pied, à 2 pas de Campo dei Fiori et piazza Navona. L'appartement n'est pas très grand mais convient très bien pour un couple ( avec un enfant en bas âge pour ma part). Aucune mauvaise surprise!
    Ma seule remarque est qu'il manque un peu de lumière naturelle avec une seule fenêtre, mais ce n'est pas du tout gênant pour un court séjour, surtout à Rome!
    Martin et son équipe ont été très prevenant et disponible. Merci à eux.

    April 2014
  • Great place, great location as well as very friendly and caring host!

    March 2014
  • This beautiful apartment is exactly as described in the pictures and in a great location: this is the quiet part of Trastevere: very central but no noise. Host has been very helpful and provided all the info in advance. Great accommodation for central and quiet stay in Rome!

    March 2014
  • The reservation was canceled 54 days before arrival. This is an automated posting.

    March 2014
  • Très bonne adresse en plein centre de Rome! Chaudement recommandé

    March 2014
  • The apartment is in a great location and the team are very attentive - the whole experience in general was very positive. I would recommend staying here. Keeping it short and sweet :D

    January 2014
  • Fantastic stay in Rome. The apartment is perfect for two people - very clean and cosy! The building is safe with many security doors leading up to the apartment. My boyfriend and I also found the surrounding area to be equally safe and we felt comfortable returning late at night. The location is very central and the tourist sights are very walkable.

    Martin and his team are so helpful and emailed us throughout our trip with tips and advice for our stay. Any questions we had were answered within a matter of minutes!

    We were definitely glad we chose this apartment over a hotel!

    The apartment is just around the corner from Piazza Navona and very close to the river. Filippo greeted us at the apartment despite our flight delay and was very nice and helpful also.

    Tip: the street behind the apartment has a supermarket, restaurants and a lovely place for Gelato - 'Gelato de Teatro', very interesting flavours! I recommend the Raspberry and Sage with White Chocolate.

    December 2013
  • "The Loft" is in a great location for experiencing Rome. It is spacious, comfortable and well appointed. Martin and Elizabeth made ever effort to make us feel welcome and informed of the possibilities available to us. We were very impressed by how well the description matched what we found there. The transportation they offered from the airport to the "Loft" and back was on time, flawless, and more economical than a cab. Great service!

    October 2013
  • It's perfectly located in the heart of Trastevere (Old Town) in a beautiful 13th century building. I had some really lovely breakfasts on the spacious terrace. It's a really nice place because even though it's right in the center it's still really quite and calm with the windows facing the yard.
    Really recommend the Picards as hosts and Martin was very engaged in my needs as a visitor.

    October 2013
    Response from Martin:

    Thanks Vincent! The tips you provided will be helping the next guests for months to come!


  • Merci infiniment à Martin, Elisabeth et à Filippo pour ce merveilleux séjour!
    Le studio est idéalement situé, nous avons tout fait à pied!
    Deux suggestions :
    - louez des vélos Piazza di Populo et découvrez la Villa Borghese en pédalant, un vrai régal!
    - réservez vos tickets on line pour le Vatican, vous éviterez les heures de queue, c'est magique!

    October 2013
    Response from Martin:

    Merci Aurelia! Maintenant on a fait un accord avec un magasin de velos qui offre aussi des tours hors de Rome. C'est cool pour les sportifs et pas cher. Mon Wiki explique comme eviter la queue du Vatican et plein d' autres astuce sur Rome.

    On peut tour organaiser pour vous ou simplement vous indiquer la bonne route.


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I am a tech entrepreneur with a growing team of top developers helping me develop Vreasy - a novel software platform. Thus I rent out the places I bought with the proceeds from my last software company. The $ I make goes straight into salaries for my employees - engineers, web designers and contractors around the world. I also employ several people (hosts, cleaners, maintenance people) to keep everything running smoothly with the apartments. I like to think I contribute to the economy! Managing these apartments made me discover that I really like seeing Rome through the eyes of my guests and really like the interaction with so many people from different places around the world. I'm joined by my Sister - a US-trained yoga instructor in Rome. She'll act as your Rome insider and advise you on everything there is to do and see. We're pretty organized as we have Vreasy to help us stay on track. For those of you whose next stop in Europe is Barcelona - come and visit me! I hop inbetween Bcn and Rome. My office is by the beach in the old part of town. If you love flying join my "Barcelona Seaplane Flyers Club " a share-the-gas-expenses only flying club for which I am the pilot. Lets hop over to Menorca or to a mountain lake. A presto! & Nos vemos pronto!
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