No check in/check out on 6th January**MINIMUM STAY TWO NIGHTS. ONE NIGHT BOOKINGS ONLY UPON DEMAND OR FOR THE SAME DAY- DO NOT USE THE INSTANT BOOKING IF NOT FOR THE SAME DAY**
We are renting this cozy, bright and silent home in the most bohemian, multicultural lively neighbourhood in Madrid: Lavapiés. The apartment is bright (with lots of light) cozy and extremely silent. It's perfect for a couple but the couch can be converted into a single bed, so three friends or a couple with a baby could also fit perfectly.
With lots of restaurants, bars and walking distance to the main attractions in the city, this is your perfect destination for a holiday in Madrid.
In particular, in Lavapiés you'll find lots of Spanish, Asian and Arabic restaurants and bars to hang out . It is also very close to theaters and museums, like Reina Sofia and Caixaforum. The Prado museum and Thyssen Bornemisza are reachable by foot too. Despite of it being a very lively neirbourghood, the flat is very silent, perfect for your night rest. Even though most of the center of Madrid is reachable by foot from our place, the metro is also very close and the house is well served with public transportation.
The apartment is well equipped and WI-FI is available during your stay. There is also a 32 inches TV.
The flat is composed of living room, kitchen and a bedroom which includes an adjacent room used as studio and wardrobe. Though small, the space is very well used and more than enough to meet your needs while on holiday, study or business trip. Here you'll find everything you need. Of course fresh linen. Maps and a guide of Madrid and sorroundings will be available during your stay! Just tell us what you need and we'll be happy to help you with anything you may need during your stay.
Baby cot available under request, 10€/stay
The apartment is in the fourth floor of a walk up building, like most buildings in the centre of Madrid... so NO elevator, but I can always help you with your luggage if you are carrying so much weight:)
We try to be as flexible as possible with your check in so as to allow you to get into the apartment as soon as you get downtown. Let us know your schedules and we'll work it out! However, if you arrive from 10pm to 12pm there is a LATE CHECK IN FEE of 15 euro payable upon arrival. From 12pm to 1.30am, the LATE CHECK IN FEE is 25 euro.
We look forward to receiving you at our place really soon!
Other Things to Note
Normally we have a two-night minimum stay requirement but accept one-night bookings on a case by case basis; please contact us prior to placing your booking request if requesting a reservation for one night only. Guests having booked for one night without confirming first with us might be requested to cancel their booking.
• Check-out, unless otherwise agreed with us, must be done by noon. You can leave the keys of the apartment by the TV and close the door behind you.
• Please, don’t leave garbage on the house. You can deposit your garbage on the garbage bin located on the basement of the building (at nights you’ll find it outside the building, besides the front door).
• Please wash the dishes you’ve used and leave the apartment reasonably clean and tidy.
• If something is broken during your stay, don’t wait for us to discover it once you’re gone. Please, tell us, we understand accidents may happen.
• There is old people, babies and working people living in the building (including Vanessa, who lives on the next door apt.), so please be considerate. Parties are not allowed, as well as any loud noise after 11pm or at any time in the common areas of the building (the stairs).
• Smoking is not allowed.
• Only the people who made the reservation can sleep in the apartment.
Nous avons été chaleureusement accueillis et notre hôte a pris le temps de nous faire visiter le logement en détail et nous a montré le fonctionnement des appareils, téléviseur, plaque d'induction, chauffage. Il nous a aussi expliqué le quartier et indiqué les petits restos sympas. Les denrées de première nécessité étaient disponibles, nous avons apprécié.
Great apartment especially for winter :) 4th floor is quite a climb with luggage though, thanks Oscar for helping!
We staid 2 nights in this very nice appartment. It's very well located. We liked the district a lot and could easily get everywhere on foot. At the same time, the street is quiet. We slept very well thanks to the calm. The apartment has everything you need, a well equiped kitchen and enough space. Anna allowed us to leave our luggage in the apartment on the last day, which was very convenient. Thanks a lot! I can really recommand this appartment.
We loved the apt in Lavapies! Very clean, cozy, with everything you need. The bed was very comfortable, the water was hot and there was plenty of heat for the cold nights. The location was spot on. So many wonderful places for food and drink just around the corner. The hosts were very helpful when we lost our luggage. Their recommendations were awesome and greatly appreciated. We felt very safe in this neighborhood and feel like it was the best choice for us. We suggest going to see a show at BoDevil Theater, which is accessible easily via the metro which is two minutes from the apt. With such a diverse neighborhood you are sure to find a place that suits your mood. Thanks so much! We would definitely stay in this location again!
Overall we had a nice stay in Madrid. Oscar and Ana were very responsive and helpful and even let us drop our bags off at the apartment early while the cleaners were finishing up.
Pros: Good location (easy to walk to restaurants and museums), fast internet, quiet building/neighborhood, easy to communicate and get in touch with hosts.
Cons: Incredibly small bathroom (I'm slim but 6'2" and I could barely fit in the shower and couldn't comfortably use the toilet), heating wasn't great (fortunately there was an additional space heater, but overall the apartment was really chilly).
The apartment is clean, quiet and comfortable and is very central for all the major sites in the city. We were given a very warm welcome by Vanessa when we arrived and she gave us a lot of useful information regarding local restaurants, supermarkets etc. We enjoyed our first visit to Madrid and our stay in the apartment.
Good location in one of the the district we enjoyed more in Madrid. The little apartment is furnished of everything you could need and it's definitively a very good choice to spend an holiday in Madrid. Ana who welcomed us provide us a lot of informations and I suggestions and this has been a really big deal!
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We welcome you to Spain and we wish you a good stay in Madrid!
Oscar works as a photographer and Vanessa studies drama and theatre production and management. However, until some years ago Oscar was an engineer and Vanessa was a M&A lawyer. And then one day we decided to turn our lifes up side down and follow our real passions.
We are best friends and on May 2012 we decided to move forward and enroll in a small business together. Vanessa had been hosting with Airbnb for 2 years by then (renting the spare room at her place in Madrid/Milan and her apartment in Barcelona) and her experience (upgraded to Superhost in early 2011) was so positive that we decided we could also help other owners that don't live in town or don't have the time to rent their properties to travelers as you. And this is what we are doing now together.
More about us, we love to travel: in 2012 Vanessa traveled to Greece with her backpack and Oscar spent a few months working in France. Last summer Oscar repeated the French experience while Vanessa explored Malaysia during a month and a half.
We are also keen in meeting new people and learning new things from them, but more importantly, we want you to feel at home at any of our apartments and that you feel that there's someone in town who cares for you:-)
We enjoy little life pleasures like riding our bicycles or growing our small organic vegetables gardens (each of us has one). We like eco-friendly environments since we care a lot about our planet.
We will help you to find you like home in this beautiful city and we look forward to having the opportunity to meet you soon!!
Vanessa & Oscar