About this listing
(Discounted price ONLY for March 6 through March 31 110€ per night for 5 people)
GROUP-friendly in MALASAÑA, private townhouse on a quiet street with EXCLUSIVE use of three independent apartments,separate keys and locks. 3 Kitchens and 4 baths. No need for cars, buses or subway!
The owners live on the top floors of the building and are available for advice
Madrid offers world class gastronomy and art.
Live in owners' private art showroom!!! An unbelievable experience!
Our 19th century townhouse, restored in 1999, original and comfortable,is located on a quiet street in the centrally-located neighborhood,MALASAÑA . As a private residence,permitting independence and privacy as essential factors, QUIET AND LARGE.Heart of Madrid includes THREE independent apartments (Duplo, Patio and Balcon) each with a separate lock and keys. Guests have use of a total of 3 kitchens and 4 bathrooms! And also are allowed access, although not included in rental rate, to our private Art Showroom.
Bed and bath linens are offered in each apartment. Centrally heated, the temperature is maintained at 21ºC.(69ºF) during the day and at 19ºC.(66ºF) at night. Remote control devices for air conditioning units are in each apartment for use at guest's discretion.
Ample public transportation, although hardly needed, is within walking distance.
The hosts comment,"We enjoy meeting all of our guests, but we respect their privacy and space as well. Please feel free to interact with us as much, or as little as you'd like. "
Concerning this 19th c. building, New York Times wrote in it's Great Homes and Destinations section “it is on a quiet side street of old buildings with wrought-iron balconies, a few blocks from the Gran Via, Madrid’s cacophonous main thoroughfare. The neighborhood,Malasaña, is a joy, with cafes, shops and restaurants frequented by the locals.”
Tino Calabuig and Rosalind Williams, your hosts, live on the top floors of the townhouse, and are visual artists; he, from Madrid, and she, from San Francisco, have made Madrid their home for the past 40 years.
The hosts add, "We've hosted groups visiting Madrid, invited for weddings, engagement celebrations, university seminars, and even get-togethers with friends who want to reunite and spend a few days together."
(As an extra detail, each apartment's temperature is centrally heated to between 18ºC and 19ºC.(66.4ºF-66.2ºF) from 7.00 am-10.00am and from 6.00 pm-10.00 pm). During the warmer months, remote control units for air conditioners are available in each apartment for use at guests' discretion.)
The neighborhood, MALASAÑA.
Nearby, a half a block away, are Calle del Pez and Calle Espíritu Santo, bustling, trendy streets with an ample offering of cafés, international restaurants, food stores, flower shops, as well as music shops and boutiques.
A 6 minute walk to la Gran Via, Spain’s version of Broadway with most major theaters, movies, (original version and dubbed in Spanish) and shops like Zara, H&M, FNAC, El Corte Inglés,as well as, La Casa del Libro and La Central (Madrid’s main bookstores), etc, etc.
Footwear, for men and women, and handbags in nearby Chueca as well as Calle Fuencarral. Elegant, high-end shopping is not far away, by metro or taxi, in the Salamanca area.
A 20 minute walk to the Prado Museum, the Thyssen, and Museo Reina Sofia, Caixa Forum,the Palacio Real, the Plaza Mayor or the Mercado San Miguel and various tapa bars, including the Gourmet Experience on the 9th floor of El Corte Ingles at Plaza Callao, open 10.00 am to 10.00 pm.
We are happy to share with you our home as well as recommendations of what’s going on in our lively neighborhood,Malasaña, as well as Madrid’s cultural scene. And meet you for a drink if you so desire!!
Our home is spacious and comfortable as well as somewhat original! You're invited to come and see for yourself!
One more thing, the Art Showroom can be used to host a
reception or give a presentation and may be rented
independently on an hourly basis.
As close to living in a private art space as you can get,Quiet and Large, Heart of Madrid guests, as a group, have EXCLUSIVE use of first 2 floors of the building. 3 separate apartments.3 kitchens.4 bathrooms,each apartment with independent entrance,lock and key.
Interaction with guests
Owners reside on top floors of building, respectful of guest's privacy. If requested, offer recommendations and help but are respectful of our guests' privacy.
Close to the Gran Via. Many cafés, restaurants, bars, shops nearby.Walking distance to museums and cultural centers.
Abundant public transportation: taxis, buses and subway(metro stops: Tribunal and Noviciado).
Other things to note
Optional parking within 200 meters. When available, is to be reserved upon request and paid directly to the parking garage attendant.
-NO PARTIES, NO SMOKING, NO PETS
-TURN OFF ALL ELECTRICAL CONNECTIONS (l