In the heart of the modernist district. Gaudi's masterpieces are on the doorstep. Access the hidden door from a designers Atelier to stay in one of Barcelona's secret gems. Private tranquil covered terrace with lived-in old world charm.
view to lovely quiet internal gardens overlooking chic restaurants with lovely outside dining.
Deluxe private apartment with terraced balcony, in the Centre of the Historic Modernismo area. Gaudi's masterpieces - La Pedrera and Casa Mila are only blocks away!
The apartment is self-contained - meaning that is it completely separate and private to the commercial area. The apartment has it's own hidden locked door. It is available on Airbnb for periods when the designer does not have residential professionals learning advanced pattern-making.
It is pure lived-in luxury in the centre of Rambla Catalunya / Paseo de Gracia. The best fashion, interiors, bridal and jewelry labels are all on the doorstep - plus great restaurants, and of course, the entire Modernist area is only steps away.
Spectacular accommodation with all the extras, including an calming dry balcony to have breakfast, read a book, or have a nightcap after your action-packed day!
There is heating, air conditioning and 100MB fibre optic WIFI. High ceilings, ornate woodwork, and tiling throughout. The building has an elevator, but it is very old, AND CANNOT BE USED FOR LUGGAGE - but it is only one floor up a wide staircase.
COMMUNAL ENTRANCE: TURN RIGHT past the hall entrance and fabric storage, until you come to a hidden wallpapered locked door - this is where you will enter the hidden apartment:
KITCHEN: with table for 2. Fridge/freezer, microwave/grill, dishwasher, induction cooking hob (no oven), toaster, citrus juicer. All cooking utensils and crockery. Kettle, Nespresso machine, filter coffee maker and Italian cafetiere for caffeine addicts.
BATHROOM: is off of the living area and is completely tiled with mosaic tiles. It has a thermostatic shower with complementary hypo-allergenic body wash, shampoo and conditioner. There is a large sink with sockets, adaptors and a hair dryer. Two sets of cotton towels are provided for each guest, as well as a beach and gym towels.
OPEN PLAN apartment contains five zones:
1 - Living area - Comfy sofabed with TV/CD/DVD/cinema sound, and a DVD movie library of Spanish, English and adult films. Movistar Fibre Optic TV with video-on demand, and english audio. Views to:
2 - Outside area - inverted gallery style balcony with a cafe table and 2 chairs, 2 armchairs for reading a book or drinks. Plants, a fountain and soothing lighting. Complete tranquillity day and night, with a nice view of the back gardens.
3 - Sleeping area - converts to a bedroom by using the huge faux leather curtain to separate the living zones. The bed is big - 150 x 190 (queen size) and made of orthopaedic memory foam. Feather pillows, down duvet, and 100% cotton sheets. Polyester pillows and duvet are provided for allergy sufferers. Bedside LED reading lights, and a huge mirror.
4 - Work/study area. a large desk with power points, MP3 music player, USB chargers, desk items, tourist information, and a sewing kit.
5 - Clothes gallery - dedicated space for your clothes and suitcases. There is a dresser and a hanging rail and an iron and ironing board. Yoga mat and choice of pillows.
The apartment has a fire extinguisher, smoke and carbon monoxide detector for your safety.
There are supermarkets and bakeries close-by, as well as every major international brand you can think of. Next to 3 metro lines and 2 train lines. Many of the top restaurants are within two minutes. Cafes and tapas bars that locals go to are on almost every corner. This area is not overly touristy like the Old Town (but is shopping central during the day). Rambla Catalunya is the civilized Rambla that everyone strolls up and down calmly, without the circus of the Ramblas!
PLEASE NOTE: There will be a late check-in charge of 30€ for check-in after 9pm - flights arriving after 7:30pm (19:30h), please discuss your flights before booking! Super early guaranteed check-in or super late check-out, if available, is at 50% of the daily rate. Use of the sofabed has an extra 20€ laundry charge.
LGBT owned. Dry sense of humour guaranteed. We are Superhosts - our reviews confirm this.
Note about Pricing: our default price is for our last minute availability and low season, all other prices are seasonally adjusted - as per the calendar.
The apartment is self-contained - meaning that is it completely separate and private to the commercial area. The apartment has it's own hidden locked door.
Interaction with Guests
The Atelier Apartment is completely private, and only shares the communal entrance for the actual Atelier.
Rambla Catalunya and Paseo de Gracia are the two main Luxe streets in Barcelona. Think of it as Barcelona's 5th avenue or Bond Street. The atelier is surrounded by international and local designer boutiques, interiors megastores, and of course, is bridal central. Some of the best restaurants, bars and hotels are on the doorstep - as well as two of Gaudi's masterpieces. A shopping addicts dream location.
5 metro lines and a taxi stand are just on the corner. Most people just walk everywhere - it is a walking city!
Other Things to Note
If you will be arriving earlier or later than the check-in time of 14:00 (2pm) – please send us a quick message to let us know. (Check-in after 8pm may incur an extra charge of 30€). Guests normally arrive 75 minutes after landing at BCN airport.
- The apartment is strictly non-smoking inside, except for the balcony. Also, no pets for allergy reasons.
- No house parties or social gatherings are permitted in the apartment. Local noise control laws must be abided by.
- The occupancy of the apartment is for two people, and is not suitable for toddlers or children under 14. We do allow babies under one year, but please confirm with us before.
- Fair usage of the wi-fi signal – no illegal downloads.
We strongly recommend that you take out travel insurance to provide personal liability protection. For a small price, insurance will cover any unexpected events during your trip. The policy should include medical, baggage, curtailment and cancellation cover. We find WorldNomads are very good.
The provider of the accommodation, or their insurers, will not liable for any loss, damage or injury suffered by the client(s) in any way connected with the property. The safety and welfare of children is the sole responsibility of their parent or guardian.
Remember that the main zones of the studio have zoned alarms, and a night vision web cam is located at the entrance for everyone's security.
We will try our best to help make your stay enjoyable. We kindly ask that you read all of the documentation that we provide, as it should answer most of your questions. If anything is not clear, please ask!
This apartment is perfect, very central and well equipped. Rod and Estanis are welcoming hosts. We spent a wonderful four days in Barcelona, a beautiful city made even better by coming having this wonderful home to return to each day.
We absolutely loved our stay with Rod and Stan! On arrival, they were incredibly welcoming and took plenty of time explaining a bit about the history of Barcelona and the different districts and attractions/recommendations. The flat is beautifully decorated and has plenty of information to help you plan your stay. On top of all this, the location is fantastic and an easy walk down to the ramblas. Thoroughly recommended!
Estanis & Rod were great hosts! They were very responsive and informative. They went out of their way to highlight things we should do in Barcelona. The apartment was very well thought out and fit all of our needs. For me a comfortable bed is very important and theirs was so comfortable. The apartment is in a perfect location with a metro station at the end of the block. Overall, I would definitely stay here again.
Staying at Rod and Estanis' place is perhaps the quintessential Barcelona experience.
Both were there to greet us and in less than five minutes it was obvious why they are labelled as "Superhosts." Everything is provided. Everything is comfortable. Everything is highly curated. Both of them are highly interesting and talented individuals. The location is within striking distance of anything you would want to see. We walked to the market, the ocean, the Sagrada Famiglia, the Gaudi Park, bars, restaurants...and in the event we didn't feel like walking, the train station is perhaps 15 seconds away.
As immersive as the location is, it's Rod and Estanis' attention to detail that made us feel like we were at home away from home. Need a towel? A beach towel? A gym towel? They have all three, labelled and stored in the appropriate place. At every turn our questions were clearly answered, and we felt so comfortable so quickly, we opted to stay in at times rather than venture out, pretending we owned the place and dreaming about how it could one day be possible.
Congratulations if you are the next guest who chooses to stay here and thank you Rod and Estanis for everything.
The flat and location were amazing. The host was supper nice, he explained everything to us at the check in and the flat had everything you needed. Cute little terrace with a water Buddha was very cool and being in Rambla Catalunya was superb. I would recommend it 100%.
We stayed at Rod & Stan's beautiful studio in Barcelona and it was great fun, an ideal location, very quiet and had plenty of charm.
I would definitely recommend this place to others .
Bel appartement avec un soucis du détail des propriétaires incroyable ! À recommander ! Un brin décalé aussi et très bien situé ! Une trouvaille.
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