About this listing
Su dormitorio, luminoso y amplio, con vista al jardín, zona de trabajo y aire acondicionado
If to be awaken every morning by the birds of the garden, while comfortably enjoying the offer of a city that never sleeps is what you dream about, this house is your best choise.
Yours will be a big and beautiful bedroom with private bathroom, air conditioning, wifi, a small working area, and a view to the garden. You will also have free access to the patio, the kitchen and, in general, to every facility in the house.
The building is a 3-story town house designed by the owner, an architect, as her permanent residence. It is located in a “colony” –a pretty little village within the city- close to the new financial and commercial center of Madrid, where the four Madrilenian skyscrapers have been recently built, and at a walking distance from the famous Santiago Bernabeu Stadium, house of the Real Madrid Football Club. We are also located at a few minutes by car from the airport and from the Chamartin train station, and also connected to them by Subway.
Lots of restaurants, bars, cafeterias and small shops will facilitate your everyday life in the neighbourhood.
The perfect transportation systems of the city will quickly and comfortably take you everywhere. Our location is the best in order to access the Subway, bus and train nets.
At a small fee, you will also be able to rent a parking place in the house.
We know Madrid very well, so we will be glad to guide you among the big offer of entertainment, with recommendations on what to choose and how to arrive.
In the Madrid Community and very close by you will find important museums; theatre and dance performances; ballrooms; restaurants of all kinds; beautiful nature; wonders in architectural monuments and a lot more.
I love to know people and make new friends. You should check my references.
Last, but not least, I must tell you that I have a Steinway grand piano and an adorable little female Havanese dog. You’ll love her and she will love you.
Kitchen, totally equipped.
Interaction with Guests
I try to make their journey easy and happy by helping in the knowledgw of the city and its attractions, listening to their needs and trying to give an answer to their requirements.
My neighborhood is a small village in the middle of a big city: Madrid. Each town house has its patio and its garden. The streets are narow and flanked with trees. My neighbors, under the influence of the country-like structure, act as if they were villares: very close and familiar. When you live the place, you immediately get into the big, never-sleeping city.
As soon as you live the área, you find all the excellent transportation net of Madrid. As close to the ancient center as a half an hour trip. Buses and Subways are often renewed and clean. Both perfectliy air conditionned.
Other Things to Note
We are at a hundred meters distance from the Parque de Berlín, where you can run, walk, sit and read a book or have a drink under the trees, at the park´s bar and restaurant. In the center of the park there is a fountain containing three pieces of the former Berlin wall, given by the city of Berlin to the city of Madrid. There is also a monument to Beethoven. At a walking distance of the house sits the National Auditorium, house of the Philarmonic Orchestra of Madrid.
My hosts have always been affectionate, respectful, discrete, interesting, exquisite. I hope that this situation will never change.
No smoking into the house.
No pets, because we have avery kind dog, but you never know how they would go together.
No laud noises.
The guests are intended to dress respectfully in the social areas of the house.
You can use the kitchen and relax in the patio or in the garden.
We spend 3 nights in August. Irma has been a wonderful host, attentive, easy to interact with, helpful but not imposing herself in any way. She is fluent in Spanish and English. Being an architect, Irma maintains a wonderful house in an impeccable state. The place is tastefully decorated, organized and very very clean. No dust, not even under the bed! The bath towels were very fresh and good smelling. Irma opened up her kitchen for us and while we brought our own food, we could help ourselves to condiments, excellent coffee, whatever we were missing. The house features an outside patio under the natural shade of the garden. The street is quiet, away from the busy streets. Irma´s dog is friendly and very playful, charming even for the non-dog lovers. Throughout our time, we could come and go as we pleased. We would love to come back here anytime and can only highly recommend. Super!
This is my third time staying with Irma and I cannot say enough about my experience here.
I absolutely recommend staying at this place, and her dog Isadora is a sweetheart.
This is a most wonderful place to stay, and Irma is the best!
I highly recommend this place; especially if you are fond of the arts, interesting conversations, and dogs.
Irma Alfonso is a most gracious host with a quaint restful home. The house is exactly as described with a beautifully constructed garden and patio. The bedroom is quiet, comfortable and clean.
I am also a musician and I was very grateful for all of the time I could practice on her Steinway.
You also feel very safe in the house because the house is gated.
I would definitely recommend this house to anyone who would like to meet a lively and kind soul and to escape the bustle of the city.
La visita fue corta pero en todo momento me sentí como en casa.
Irma muy atenta y dispuesta a ayudar en todo momento en lo que necesitara.
This was the 2nd time I stayed with Irma and Isadorable, and once again I loved every minute of my stay! Irma's utterly delightful house and garden never fail to refresh my soul, and her care and friendship makes you feel so at home in a Spanish lifestyle. Thank you so much Irma, Sarah and my biggest love, Isadora.
Do not stay anywhere else if you are visiting Madrid !! It may seem out of the centre but the peace you find is well worth it - and only 15 mins on the metro. Don't miss the wonderful opportunity!
Irma, is a great host! everything was perfectly set, she has a beautiful house and the room is cosy and comfortable with its own bathroom. The neighborhood is nice, quiet and surronded by parks and trees all around. I wish I have had the time to enjoy the nice garden, hopefully i'll have the chance next time.
About the Host, Irma
Soy arquitecta de profesión y de vocación, aunque mis amores comprenden una amplia gama de otras actividades. Por orden de importancia: Practico asiduamente el ballet clásico, el tango, el piano y la escritura. En plan pasivo: el cine, la lectura, las obras de arte, los conciertos y los espectáculos de teatro y de danza.
Como anfitriona, me tengo por una muy buena y atenta y como huésped, procuro ser discreta y respetuosa de las costumbres y hábitos de quien me hospeda.
Hasta ahora siempre he viajado sola o acompañada por algun amigo o amiga. Mis viajes son en general culturales cuando no son de trabajo. A menudo viajo sola (con mi perrita) en mi coche para encontrarme con la naturaleza y respirar el aire puro de la montaña, comer en algún sitito típico y pasear por los pueblos cercanos a Madrid, que son maravillosos.
Si debo de hablar de libros que me gustan, aún siendo muchos, mencionaré "La montaña mágica" de Thomas Mann. Ahora estoy leyendo las memorias de Marguerite Yourcenar.
Puede interesaros que, además del Español, que es mi lengua madre, hablo Inglés, francés e italiano y me gusta expresarme en esos idiomas.
Tengo una preciosa perrita Bichón Habanero (Havanese) muy obediente y cariñosa.
En el interior de la casa no se ha de fumar. Puede utilizarse el patio o el jardín para esos menesteres, aunque prefiero albergar no fumadores.
Llevo ya un tiempo hospedando personas a través de Airbnb y no lo lamento, todo lo contrario. Ha sido una gran suerte el descubrirlos y utilizar sus servicios. He conocido tantas persona interesantes por este medio que no termino de creérmelo, pero así es. No tienen más que echar un vistazo a las evaluaciones para ver qué personas maravillosas he hospedado y cuánta suerte he tenido.