About this listing
A fun, large, bright apartment in an ideal location - central but quiet - filled with personality, great design, retro furniture and an arty vibe, for people who want to experience the real Barcelona.
This flat is comprised of a very large, 40m2 living/dining room with a breakfast galleria and a balcony. Full of sun all day long, it's quiet and light and perfect for meals and relaxing with a glass of wine in the afternoon. In addition to this space, there is a large open kitchen which is fully equipped, and a bathroom with bath and shower and an extra toilet.
There is a large quiet room with a king size bed, and a slightly smaller room with double bed. The flat would be ideal for two couples or a family.
This beautiful sunny apartment is situated 2 minutes from Barcelona's Cathedral. In a quiet area right in the historic centre of Barcelona, just 10 minutes walk to the city's beaches and a stone's throw from Barcelona's most historic monuments, museums and art galleries, the apartment is an ideal place from which to explore Barcelona.
The neighbourhood, El Born, is the best place to eat the fantastic local cuisine and explore boutique shopping, gourmet restaurants and charming pavement cafes.
Situated in a quiet, relaxed neighbourhood the flat is right next to one of Barcelona's most beautiful food markets - Mercat Santa Catarina, and 2 minutes from the closest metro stations.
If you're coming to visit our city for a couple of nights, or for a longer stay, I think you'll really enjoy the ambiance and location of my apartment. It's very sunny, clean and peaceful.
While visiting the apartment, I am happy to help you with anything you might need to know about the city. I'm an English guy living and working in Barcelona and I love the city. I always really enjoy showing people around and recommending hidden treasures I've discovered over the years. I also know what it's like to visit a city and enjoy the balance of a good host who's not over bearing! I believe that the beauty of airbnb is avoiding the generic hotel experience but still having the chance to discover the city on your own terms. For me that's an important balance and I'm happy to help people with their stay here as much or as little as they like.
You'll be welcomed with cold drinks, clean towels and a smile. See you soon!
Rules are simply the basics:
Be respectful and reasonably clean, and try to bear in mind that we sleep well because the neighbourhood is fairly quiet. We try to keep the music level doen late at night and not make too much noise at unsociable hours.
Smoking is allowed, but ideally on the balcony or with the windows open.
We've stayed in Barcelona on several occasions and this time was our favourite thanks to Adam and his wonderful apartment in St Caterina. The apartment is spacious, perfectly located, well equipped, inspiring, comfortable and quiet! Showing us round the flat, Adam quickly made us feel very welcome and gave us great recommendations of places to visit on our stay. We wholeheartedly recommend you stay here. We loved it!
The host canceled this reservation 22 days before arrival. This is an automated posting.
Our first Airbnb experience, and a very positive one. Adam's flat is very comfortable and full of well designed and quirky treasures. The location is ideal for wandering around this beautiful city - there are lots of great bars, cafes and restaurants nearby, yet the flat is peaceful and relaxing. The kitchen is really well stocked with everything you need to cook up a feast using ingredients from the local market. We were here for a week and would have loved to stay for longer. Thanks Adam, you were a very friendly and welcoming host.
Adam's sunny flat was perfect. We loved the location, access to the market and restaurants, his beautiful spacious apartment and his personal welcome! Everything was as described in the listing. Thank you so much for offering your place as our refuge. It was quiet and relaxing. We hope to be able to stay again on a future trip to Barcelona. Tamara and Becky
Fantastic apartment in a fantastic location. Adam met us when we arrived and made us feel very welcome and at home. He gave us lots of tips for local restaurants, cafes, places of interest. The apartment is beautifully furnished, very clean, bright and airy. It was perfect for our few days in Barcelona with our two young boys. Most things we wanted to do were within walking distance of the apartment which was a big bonus. The area was safe and has a great local scene, we immediately felt at home. The apartment is right beside one of the great markets in Barcelona, so great for coffee and breakfast in the morning, and stocking up on supplies.
Adam is friendly in His communication. Unfortunately, he didn't hand over the keys personnaly. By incident two friends of him came along. The girls had keys for the flat and opened us the door. Some hours later, someone tried to open the door when we were there. So at the end, on had the impression that more than Adam had keys to the flat..
Further we found a dead cockroach beneath out bed and the mattresses were mold-infested. So this was a bad surprise.
Nevertheless we can recommend it - the flat is exactly as shown on the pictures - large, open space, bright, nicely furnished, good located and calm.
Adam was away when we arrived but had sent us contact details of the friend who let us in and showed us round the flat - his friend was welcoming and spoke excellent English (and gave us good local recommendations!) and said that we could contact him if any problems. We did meet Adam on our departure and he was also lovely and friendly and interesting. During our stay I had a couple of small questions and texted Adam who replied very swiftly.
The flat was how it looks on the photos - light, airy, spacious for two. The location was excellent too. We will be revisiting Barcelona and most likely would rent this apartment from Adam again. The building is old, lovely and well-maintained and the apartment is clean and full of interesting & beautiful things, but welcoming too.
The bathroom was fine and the kitchen was compact but had the usual equipment (except a microwave, which didn't bother us); also we were kindly told to help ourselves to anything in the cupboards that we needed - there were herbs, oil, condiments and rice and all that sort of thing). The decor was lovely, furniture comfortable and stylish, and the flat stayed pretty cool in the 32*C heat (there was a fan which we used a few times which was enough). The balcony was fine for two and looked over a fairly quiet courtyard.
The bed in the main bedroom was comfortable and the room big, with a chest of drawers for your use. The second bedroom was small for a double and only had hanging space for a few bits and a cupboard. (Not sure that 4 adults would be comfortably accomodated for an extended stay).
We had a great stay in this apartment with the only downside being that the boiler was a bit unpredictable, but Adam says it's being replaced shortly so that shouldn't be an issue.
We can't say often enough how attractive and light and airy and comfortable and well-located the apartment was!
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About the Host, Adam
I am from the UK but I have lived in different places adventuring and working and making things for quite a while now. I love living in Barcelona and welcoming people. I also like to travel and encounter people in new or familiar places to make life more interesting.
I have a really great dog, but not all the time.
I like making things, reading things, listening to things and also watching things.