An oasis at the city of Madrid

Chalet - Private room · Calle de Pardo Bazán, Madrid, Madrid 28016, Spain

The Space

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.

Guest Access

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.

Room type: Private room
Accommodates: 3
Bedrooms: 1
Bathrooms: 1
Beds: 2
Extra people: $43 / night after the first guest
Weekly Price: $420 /week
Monthly Price: $1351 /month
Security Deposit: $128
Cleaning Fee: $14
Check In: 12:00 PM (noon)
Check Out: 12:00 PM (noon)
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Cancellation: Moderate
Pet Owner: Dog(s)

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  • If you don't stay with Irma at her amazing house you will miss one of life's huge opportunities!! I was nervous as this was the 1st time I had visited a big city on my own. I picked her house from thousands because it was said to be an oasis. Everything that is written or shown about irma's is absolutely true. How can I have been so lucky! After 5 mins I felt so at home. So at ease. This was a friend I was staying with ( but hadn't ever met!). The house was made to feel mine. Irma's friends were my friends and her neighbour (English ) a friend too. I was living inside a Spanish family that spoke English. My new family helped me so much and let me understand the insides of Spanish life. I was there for 2 days (why didn't I book for longer!) and it felt like 2 weeks because I was so comfortable and busy. Don't worry about the distance from the centre - 30 minutes travel is worth it for this quiet delightful stylish home oozing character charm and birdsong. I also lost my heart in that time......... To isadora. Even if you are not a dog lover she will melt your heart. Do not miss this chance! Irma and her house are once in a lifetime opportunities. But you cannot fall in love with isadora because she is mine!

    April 2014
  • This was simply a great stay. An ample and pleasant space in a lovely house filled with good books and art, on a tree-lined street in a - if not entirely central - good neighbourhood of Madrid. Irma (and her adOrable - and quiet, don't worry - dog, Isidora) was a great host and truly interesting person who speaks excellent English and French in case your Spanish (or Russian or Italian, which she also speaks to a fair extent) is lacking. She gave us plenty of helpful suggestions of things to do and see in the city, and was very conscientious about us having a good stay. I would fully recommend this place to anyone who wants a quiet stay with a touch of excellent company.

    December 2013
  • Mi estancia en la casa de Irma se puede resumir en una palabra: perfecta. Durante el tiempo que pasé en su casa me sentí muy cómodo y siempre tuve la sensación de estar como en casa. Irma estuvo muy atenta y pendiente en todo momento de que me encontrara agusto en su hogar. Además, es una persona muy culta y con la que disfrutas conversando.
    La habitación es muy acogedoraa y la casa es increíblemente bella. Goza de un precioso jardín en la parte de atrás que hace que te sientas en pleno campo sin abandonar Madrid.
    Su perrita, Isadora, es encantadora.
    Totalmente recomendable.

    May 2013
  • I have traveled across the world at least twice and have stayed in countless places but my stay with Irma was among the very best I have ever had. She is adorably nice and helpful and was very keen to help me find out how to get around in the city and elsewhere. The house is peaceful (no noise can be heard from outside) and has a great artistic atmosphere, yet it is quite central - reaching the heart of the city from there is quick and easy because the house is located very close to metro (Concha Espina) and bus stations.
    And of course, if You happen to be a traveling concert pianist who needs to practise every day (and that's what I am) then definitely stay there - Irma has a marvelous Steinway grand piano and she was very kind to let me practise on it as much as I needed.
    Overall, this place is a treasure of airbnb. Highly recommended!

    November 2012
    Irma
    Response from Irma:

    Thanks, Vestard for your beautiful words. You know that I was as happy as a person can be, not only for your music but also for your company. Since you left, I have retaken my piano studies. You have been such an inspiration! I try to reproduce the sound of your Impromptu. Impossible, of course, but I work hard every day. Thanks again, Vestard. You have been sent by heaven. Hope to see you soon.

  • This was the second time I lodged at "Un oasis en el centro de Madrid". Though there are a gazillion interesting Madrid listings on AirBnB, I didn't trouble myself with a search through them because my first stay at Irma's was so congenial. My second stay just confirmed my impression. Irma is a marvelous hostess and her place is comfortable and inviting.

    July 2012
  • An amazing, gracious and incredibly kind host with a wonderful house. The type you wish to stay with when you're a member of the Airbnb community. Irma (and Isadora) are absolutely lovely, the house is gorgeous and in a little residential neighborhood of Madrid. If you want your experience to be more local, cultural and deliciously gastronomical, Irma is highly recommended!

    June 2012
  • I had a very nice stay at Irma's place. Irma is very friendly and helpful, and makes sure that everything is ok! The place itself is excellent, central, very close to public transportation. And the house looks great, is very pleasant and clean. I definitely recommend it to everyone traveling to Madrid!

    Yo lo pase muy bien en la casa de Irma. Irma es muy amable y te ayuda con todo, y lo hace todo para que uno lo pase bien. La ubicación es excelente, central y muy cerca de los transportes. Y la casa es muy buena, agradable y limpia. Lo recomendo a todos los que viajen a Madrid!

    June 2012
  • Una experiencia genial! Una casa preciosa, acogedora y con un jardín de lujo. A destacar el alto nivel de limpieza. Lo mejor de la estancia ha sido la anfitriona, muy amable, servicial y simpatiquísima!
    Estamos muy contentos y volveremos la próxima vez que visitemos Madrid.

    May 2012
  • Irma is an outstanding host, very thoughtful, considerate and very good company. Her home is lovely and the guest accommodation, including a bath, was all that one could ask for. A helpful detail – though I cannot speak Spanish and my taxi driver spoke no English, he took me to Irma's with no problem. Despite its relatively modest entrance (a gate framed by two brick walls ), the house number is clearly displayed. One tired traveler got there easily and then enjoyed the very hospitable interior and Irma's good company.

    May 2012
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English, Español, Français, Italiano
School
Colegio BALDOR, La Habana, Cuba, Conservatorio Sara Estrada. La Habana, Cuba, Escuela Técnica Superior de Arquitecturea de Madrid (ETSAM)
Work
Arquitecta independiente., Paradores de Turismo de España, S.A., SENER, S.A., Harris Bosch Aymerich
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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. Esta es la primera vez que interactúo con Airbnb y espero que no sea la última. Me parece un medio muy seductor para administrar los ingresos y las relaciones humanas.
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