About this listing
Welcome to my beautiful home!
You want to go shopping? Hit the beach? Do some sightseeing? Or just relax with your family and/or friends? Come and visit my flat! Despite the great centric location the rooms are extremely quiet and peaceful.
This flat is the perfect place to stay when you decide to spend your weekend or holiday in Barcelona! Why?
First of all, it is perfectly situated next to Plaça Urquinaona, one of the most important squares in central Barcelona and, furthermore, it offers you all the comfort you need to enjoy a good (email hidden)e square connects several vital streets in Barcelona as Ronda de Sant Pere, Carrer de les Jonqueres and Via Laietana which goes STRAIGHT down to the harbor and beach boulevard of Barceloneta.
From your balcony you can see and almost hop on the Urquinaona metro station which connects the red line (L1) in front of the impressive Palau de la Música Catalana with the yellow line (L4), meaning that everything you need is within your direct reach.
Plaça Catalunya with its shopping malls -as well as the famous street La Rambla- is within a 500m walk, the historic district El Gótico with the Catedral de Barcelona is situated a stone’s throw away and if you jump on metro L4, it takes you 2 stations getting to the beach.
The flat comes with a personalized insider guidebook I created. Since I was born in Barcelona, this guidebook will provide you with a lot of insider information!
In spite of the central location, you will have a nice sleep in the flat as the street is less frequented and the bedrooms do not even face the street. The flat comes with:
-3 double rooms
-2 single rooms
-2 bathrooms (including washing-machine and dryer)
-fully equipped new kitchen (dish-washer)
-big living room with bis screen TV and Wifi
The flat will be equipped with a fan in every room for the summer months!
If you don’t want to end the day after dinner, you are lucky: from Plaça Urquinaona you have the choice to go to zones like La Rambla, El Gótico, El Born, the clubs and bars in Gràcia, Port Olímpic or the beach boulevard. Whatever you chose, you can almost walk there.
Arriving by plane, you can take the shuttle bus which goes directly from the terminal until Plaça Catalunya. From there you can either walk 500m or take a cab if you like it comfortable. Another option is taking the red metro line (L1) until Urquinaona but it is really not worth waiting for the metro to arrive as you will reach the flat faster by food.
Prices are simple: 6 persons pay a fixed basic price. From 6 to 12 persons, you pay the basic price and an extra per person. We can always talk about weekly prices.
Well, that’s it…hope to see you soon!
I would like to ask you to show respect to my flat as if it was your own house. Let me know your arrival time as soon as you can so I can arrange for a smooth check-in. Once you left the airport give me a call or send me a message to confirm the time or communicate delays. Normally, you can CHECK-IN from 17.00 pm, but if you arrive earlier, we will surely find a solution depending on availability of the cleaning women and other groups, at least for leaving your luggage befor that after 11.00 (should not be a problem).
The same ist true for later CHECK-OUT: I will try to adapt to your needs as much as I can. Please respect the neighbours and don´t make noise after 23.00 o clock; always close the elevator door when using it and please switch off lights and aircon when leaving.
The keys will be handed over right at the apartment to make it easier for you. Please note that I will have a person help with LATER CHECK-INS (after 20.00 / 8pm). Here an additional fee of 20 EUR is to be paid in cash to the person doing the check-in. For arrivals after 24.00 /12pm the fee will be of 50 EUR.
Feel at home, but please keep in mind that there are neighbors around who deserve some sleep. To secure a peaceful living together, please keep the volume at a tolerable level, especially between 23pm and 8am. So if your night does not end at that time I would ask you to turn down the music or leave the flat and set off for the city. Should you get into trouble with the neighbors or the police because of noise nuisance we will only pay back half of the safety deposit.
Enjoy your stay in this nice place, and in one of the most beautiful cities in the world. I am sure you will love your stay. Thanks! :)
We loved the location of the apartmant just few minutes from the main street,Marcella was very nice and comunicative she gave us a lot of good (email hidden)e apartmant is very big and has a lot of space,the kitchen is very modern and has a good coffee (website hidden) was very clean.If we ever come back to Barcelona we will stay here again.Great experience.
En kanonfin central lägenhet. Underbar service av Maria! Hon och hennes vänner var lättillgängliga hela tiden! Tack! Återkommer gärna!
The location and space of this apartment is fantastic - it's about 30 seconds walk to the Urquinaona metro station and about 15 minutes walk to the beach. It's very central and close to all the tourist attractions. Make sure you read Maria's guide of Barcelona, we found this very useful!
We were a group of six and we all thoroughly enjoyed our stay at the apartment and had a great time in Barcelona. Maria and her friend Marcella were great hosts.
Location is perfect. We walked everywhere. We had plenty of beds for all of us.
We had a great time in Barcelona, in part because this place was extremely spacious and well appointed. The bedrooms were in the back, which was great because there was a bit of road noise even though the street was mostly a small offshoot of a main street. The apt was in an excellent location - right around the corner from the Opera House, which is an incredible architectural wonder, and it was a short walk away from many of sites of Barcelona and at the end of the block was a metro station!
I would recommend calling well in advance of arriving so the person greeting you is there on time. We had to wait close to an hour with suitcases outside before we could get in. On the flip side, we also were late to exit the apartment, but Marcella was really cool about letting us linger while we waited for our car pick up, which was late.
Altogether, this is a great place and we highly recommend for large groups and those with kids!
We werden op voorhand ingelicht dat een vriendin ons zou ontvangen. Bij het aankomen bleek dat deze vriendin een andere persoon heeft gestuurd die ons wel vriendelijk heeft ontvangen.
Het appartement heeft een perfecte ligging in een aangename en rustige buurt. Ook de buren in het gebouw zijn zeer behulpzaam.
Very nice apartment
Clean, calm, well located, perfect for our 7 persons group.
Maria was very available before our arrival to find the best organization for our check-in.
Everything was perfect.
About the Host, Maria
I am from wonderful Barcelona, an exceptional city, very easy to fall in love with. After having lived and worked in quite some places abroad like Berlin, Vancouver, Buenos Aires, and having travelled almost all continents, I am always more than happy to come back here to my home town.
Besides the food (pa amb tomàquet or calçots), weather and beaches, the people and many other things (like football, of course, and music with great festivals like Sònar), make Barcelona a very special and magical place to visit.
Come and enjoy it! You'll love it!
In my leisure time I love playing beachvolley, cook, meeting with friends and go traveling.
Saludos y hasta pronto,