About This Listing
This space consists of three apartments, each independent including bathrooms and kitchens.
We,the owners,live on the top floors of our building. If need be,we can offer help.
The neighborhood is lively although our street is relatively quiet.
Madrid offers great fun very accessible for any budget.
Our place is very special and comfortable!
The apartment QUIET AND LARGE is now available for only Jan.,Feb.,Mar. following
Friday and Saturday; 150€/night Sunday through Thursday, 124€/ night GROUPS (up to 7 persons) as well as CHILDREN ARE WELCOME. Parties above six persons, add 25€ per person per night. Check the calendar for pricing beginning April 1.
After touring their home, the 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 is a joy, with cafes, shops and restaurants frequented by the locals.”
Permitting independence and privacy as essential factors, QUIET AND LARGE includes THREE apartments(Duplo, Patio and Balcon) plus an area ( used for private, by invitation only gatherings) space, Art Showroom, which is shared with guests and is an ideal combination for a group, couples or singles, a family and relatives, traveling together.
Tino Calabuig and Rosalind Williams, your hosts, are visual artists, he, from Madrid, and she, from San Francisco, and have made Madrid their home for the past 40 years.
The hosts add, "We've hosted groups invited to attend weddings, celebrating engagements, or attending university seminars, and even friends who want to spend a few days together."
The building is equipped with wifi, central heating and air conditioning. QUIET and LARGE has a total of three kitchens and four bathrooms. Sheets and towels are included.
Upon confirming reservations, guests will be offered instructions for arriving at Quiet and Large by public or private transportation
The home is a fully remodeled small 19th century building in the very heart of the city. Now a townhouse it became their private residence in 2002.The shared area on the ground floor is occasionally used as their own showroom for exhibiting original artwork as well as, for by-invitation-only receptions.
Read about the renovation here:(website hidden) madrid.html_r=1&ref=greathomesanddestinations&oref=slogin
The apartments are equipped with WiFi, air conditioning and central heat. As a private residence offering you total independence, each apartment with its own separate entrance and keys. Ample public transportation, although hardly needed, is within a short walk.
Nearby, a half a block away, is Calle Espíritu Santo, a bustling, trendy street with many cafés, international restaurants, food stores, flower shops, as well as music shops and boutiques.
A short walk( 10 mins.), one neighborhood(barrio) away, is Chueca with it's shops and restaurants and tapas bars galore!
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, La Casa del Libro and La Central (Madrid’s main bookstores), etc, etc.
Shoes and handbags in nearby Chueca as well as Calle Fuencarral. Elegant, high-end stores are not far away, by metro or taxi, in the Serrano/Lista area.
A 20 minute walk to the Prado Museum, the Thyssen, and Museo Reina Sofia, the Palacio Real, the Plaza Mayor or the Mercado San Miguel and various tapa bars.
3 min to Noviciado, 7 min to Tribunal, 8 min to Callao, 9 min to Gran Via
From Barajas Airport (35 min).
Take the subway (metro) from inside any terminal. Take line 8 to
Nuevos Ministerios stop and transfer to line 1 to Tribunal stop,
direction Puerta del Sur.
From the Atocha Train Station (20 min).
Take the subway (metro) from inside the station. Take Line 1 to
Tribunal stop, direction Pinar de Chamartín.
From Chamartin Station.
Take the subway(metro) fromi inside the station. Take llne 10 to Tribunal stop, direction Puerta del Sur.
We are sure you’ll enjoy our place too and are happy to share with you recommendations of what’s going on in our lively neighborhood as well as Madrid’s cultural scene. And meet you for a drink if you so desire!!
Our place is very special and comfortable! You're invited to come see for yourself!
One more thing, the showroom can be used to host a
reception or give a presentation and may be rented
independently on a daily basis.
Exclusive use of 2 floors. 3 apartments.3 kitchens.4 bathrooms,each with independent entrance and key.
Interaction with Guests
Owners reside on top floors of building, respectful of guest's privacy. If requested, offer help.
Close to the Gran Via. Many cafés, restaurants, bars, shops nearby.Walking distance to cultural centers.
Abundant public transportation.
Other Things to Note
Optional parking within 200 meters.
-The piano in the shared space is only for use by "virtuosos" and music lovers
-NO SMOKING,NO PARTIES, NO PETS
-When not in the apartments, please remember to turn off lights, air conditioner, appliances ,blower above the stove, etc. .
-When checking out, leave all keys WITH the hosts or IN a box on the chest at the entrance. Lost keys must be replaced at the expense of the guest.
-With advance notice, parking facilities can possibly be provided.
-Lower voices between 11.00 pm and 8.00 am
-ENJOY OUR HOUSE AS MUCH AS WE DO AND PLEASE TRY TO LEAVE IT IN ORDER.
We had a great time in Madrid, also due to the Rosalind and Tino's house we had the pleasure to stay in. There are 3 different apartments in the same house, all different, but all nicely equipped and with fine arts on the walls and on other places.
Check-in and check-out was easy as well as communications before and during the stay. Both Rosalind and Tino are lovely people.
L'appartement est très bien situé, à 10 minutes à pied de la plaza del sol, à 5 min de la calle Fuencarral, à 1 minutes d'une petite place très sympatique.
l'appartement est très original, propre et agréable, le couple nous a très bien accuieillit, nous laissant le code du wifi, un plan de la ville et plusieurs conseils.
je le recommande vivement j'y retournerai bientôt.
Accoglienza da parte dei proprietari è stata molto buona. Gli appartamenti si sono presentati esattamente come descritti nell'annuncio: pulizia al massimo, situati in zona centrale e dotati di ogni comfort.
Nous avons été bien reçus par Tino qui parle très bien le français.
Le fonctionnement du logement a été bien expliqué , les lits étaient propres et confortables. L'espace disponible était largement suffisant pour nos besoins. Située au coeur du vieux Madrid, tous les lieux touristiques étaient à distance de marche. La maison est très ancienne et a les inconvénients de son charme. Très humide à notre arrivée nous avons demandé de mettre le chauffage et ce fut fait rapidement par Tino. De même il doit être difficile de maintenir la propreté dans cet edifice. Nous avons quand même bien aimé notre séjour .
Les photos sont trop belles par rapport à la réalité. En general les nuits étaient bruyantes a cause des activités du quartier.
Rosalind and Tino were excellent hosts, and the space was great for me and my family! It was in a perfect location and a great accommodation for the 7 of us. We got into Madrid early and were able to relax in the showroom until the apartments were cleaned from the previous travellers who were checking out. Tino and Rosalind gave us recommendations and lined up a taxi to take us to airport. I would highly recommend this space and Rosalind and Tino as hosts!
Nous avons été chaleureusement accueillis par Rosalind dans leur agréable demeure, l agencement correspond au descriptif , très spacieux et confortable. Les conseils et renseignements pour découvrir Madrid sont pertinents et toujours a propos, dont les petites adresses de restaurant typiques. L emplacement est idéal et centre , à deux pas des principales attractivités de Madrid ( musées, restaurants,commerces ...) rue tranquille et sommeil assuré. Eric et Michèle
Accoglienza è stata ottima. Il proprietario non esita a fornire informazioni sul quartiere e sulle regole dell'appartamento. Tutto molto pulito, curato e spazioso. La posizione è molto centrale e si possono raggiungere le attrazioni principali e ristoranti a piedi o con pochi minuti di taxi.
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About the Host, Rosalind W. & Tino C.
Rosalind says: Photography curatorial efforts, art, teaching, and food(everything about it--reading,shopping,cooking, exploring,etc.)...are my passions.
Tino's passions are: His artwork and renovating architectually challenging spaces.
We both enjoy sharing information about our love of the city with friends, acquaintances, and our guests.
Tino C. is a visual artist,(painting,sculptor, video) film and documentary maker, born in Colmenar de Oreja, a village near Chinchón, raised in Madrid. Rosalind W., from San Francisco, is a visual artist (acrylic paintings and surface design textiles). They met in Madrid when she was studying on a junior-year-abroad program. He subsequently studied at the San Francisco Art Institute on an MFA program. They've been married and living in Madrid for over 40 years.
Rosalind's favorite motto: "Nunca hay mal que por bien no venga!"