About this listing
Lovely apartment in the very centre of Barcelona for rent for three months or more from beginning February. 850€ rent per month plus electricity and gas. I pay water and wifi.
CIELO - Beautiful quiet and bright apartment in the heart of Barcelona
Very original and unique.
IT IS LOCATED IN ONE OF THE LIVELIEST, MOST ETHNICALLY DIVERSE AND THE "COOLEST" PART OF BARCELONA, THE RAVAL, RIGHT IN THE CENTRE OF BARCELONA, JUST OFF THE RAMBLAS.
Very quiet for its location. It is located on the inside of a building on a pedestrian steet. So there is very little traffic noise and pedestrian noise. (There is, obviously, usual neighbour noise, what you could expect in a street residential building)
Loads of wonderful natural light.
THE APARTMENT IS ON THE FIFTH FLOOR, WHICH IS REALLY A SIXTH FLOOR, SO UP SIX FLIGHTS OF STAIRS WITHOUT A LIFT!!!! ONLY FIT FOR THE FIT. (But my mother visited it several days 20 years ago when she was 80 years young).
Has a solid wooden parquet beachwood floor (not floating parquet), a glass roofed bathroom (there's nobody higher up in the building than you so it's completely un-overlooked.
The apartment was completely refurhished by me, your host, 4 years ago, so everything is new and shining, even if it's very old (building was built in 1879 as set in morter over the front door.)
Very stylishly furnished.
3 good double beds. The bed in the bedroom is a 150 cm x 200 cm bed with an orthopaedic mattress. There iare two comfortable double sofa-beds (that work well both as beds and as sofas) in the dining room, one is a double and the other a single.
Plenty hot water, but low water pressure as it on the top of the buidling.
-Set of towels (shower towel and hand towel) and also beach towel for each guest.
-All bedlinen and covers etc.
-Every normal mod con. for an apartment (washing machine, fridge, induction electric cooker, toaster, electric over/microwave.
-Clothes iron and ironing board
-Digital tv, video and CD player
-Guide books on Barcelona and Catalonia, maps etc. etc.
-Starting supplies in kitchen cupboard, i.e. coffees, teas, olive oil, condiments, etc. etc.
-Complementary welcome refreshment drinks (nothing too fancy and no hard liquor!)
-FREE HIGH SPEED WIFI
AND THEN THERE'S ME YOUR HOST. I NEARLY ALWAYS MEET YOU AND GREET YOU, AND ANSWER ALL YOUR INQUIRIES AND GIVE ALL THE ASSISTANCE I CAN ON THE APARTMENT, THE CITY AND YOUR VISIT. I AM NOT FROM BARCELONA ORIGINALLY (I´M IRISH) BUT HAVE BEEN LIVING IN BARCELONA FOR MORE THAN 20 YEARS ...... SO I KNOW IT AND THE INHABITANTS PRETTY WELL
The whole apartment is for you! You do not share it or any part of it with me or any other guest.
Interaction with Guests
I nearly always like to welcome guests and chat over a water, juice or tea, sometimes a beer! I like to stop by again during your stay, depending of the length etc. as I enjoy guests' company (people on holidays are normally at their best!).
It is in the heart of Barcelona, for me it IS the heart of Barcelona: fabulous, lively, mult-ethnic, varied, fun, with the best of everything in Barcelona, the magnificent Liceu Opera House, the beautiful church and cloister of Sant Pau, Gaudi's Palau Guell, the Rambla del Raval, the Boqueria, Barcelona's wonderful fresh produce market, best bars, theatres, clubs, .... best ladies of the night,.... best of everything!
Very close to Parallel metro station on the red and lilac lines, with direct communication to (green) Camp Nou, the Ramblas, Parque Güell, etc. and (lilac) Sagrada Familia. There are also buses very nearby which go to Barceloneta, Nos 57 and 64, in about 7 minutes. Taxis also very by. And the apartment is right in the centre of the city, so you will be walking to lots of places, without need of transport.
RESPECT FOR NEIGHBOURS. As the apartment is very quiet, for the centre of Barcelona, or any part of Barcelona, for that matter, I ask visitors to be very careful of noise levels after 23.00. This also applies to returning home after 23.00.