About this listing
Spacious loft-style apartment with beautiful private terrace just off the Ramblas in Barcelona’s historic centre. Renovated 200 years old building, modern architect-designed interior respecting original features such as the timber beams and windows.
The loft was completely remodeled in 2005 by architect owner (me:) with a modern open-plan design using sliding panels and curtains to separate spaces rather than walls and doors.
I have put much love and care into this apartment which has been my main home for 10 years, and I am happy for others to enjoy it so long as they are quiet and respectful. Not for party groups!
TERRACE: 15m2 with timber deck floor, large table and chairs, outdoor cooking facilities - sink and gas cooker. Shelter from sun or rain with a remote controlled awning.
KITCHEN: fully equipped with electric (vitro-ceramic) cooker and oven, microwave, dishwasher, stainless steel refrigerator and a bar with 4 barstools.
LIVING AREA with comfy sofa, two lounge chairs, coffee table,TV, music system.
DINING AREA with table and chairs for 6 people, SOFA converts to double BED (200 x 160cm) which can be curtained off.
BATH: large bathtub which can be opened to the living area if desired, and the “inner” bathroom (with normal door) has a shower, toilet and bidet.
BEDROOM 1: spacious room with balcony to the street, large double bed (200 x 160 cm)
DRESSING ROOM: Walk-through to bedroom 1, separated by curtains, you will have plenty of space for clothes.
BEDROOM 2 / STUDY: With desk area and double bed (190 x 150 cm). Can be opened up to the main bedroom or closed by transluscent sliding panels plus thick curtains. Has a window to the street with views to the Ramblas.
You will have full and exclusive use of the apartment and terrace.
Bed linen, towels, basic toiletries, hair dryer, basic kitchen supplies etc. are provided.
Interaction with Guests
I will almost always be at the apartment to welcome you.
CHECK IN/OUT: Please let me know your arrival and departure times and I will be as flexible as possible. Sometimes the official times may have to be respected, but it is possible to drop luggage earlier or store for a few hours after check out.
During your stay I will be staying not far away and can be contacted at anytime in case of problems.
The apartment is 50 metres off the Ramblas, on the edge of the cosmopolitan and happening “Raval” neighborhood of the Old Town.
It is a lively area especially at night with plenty of bars, restaurants and clubs within a few minutes walk.
The Old Port is right on the doorstep and a pleasant stroll along it will take you to the city’s main beach in 15 minutes.
Most of Barcelona's major sights are within easy walking distance - 2mins Palau Guell, 4 mins Liceu Opera house, 7 mins Boqueria market...
Public transport is also very convenient with the metro stop “Drassanes” just 50 metres from the front door, and many bus routes passing close by.
Other Things to Note
NOISE: It is very quiet during the day but at night the street-life can get a little noisy, especially on weekends. There is no ambient sound from traffic or music but just from people on the street.
NO ELEVATOR - 4 flights of stairs to climb.
Although it is possible to sleep up to 6 people it is more comfortable for 2 to 4 due to the open plan and only one bathroom.
NOISE: Please respect that this is a residential building and it is very important not to disturb the neighbours. No loud music or excessive noise allowed at any time, NO PARTIES, and please always be quiet and discreet in the stairs. Take special care not to make much noise on the terrace at night after 11pm
VISITORS: under no circumstance should you invite anybody who you just met, nor any extra overnight guests. You may occasionally allow one or two visitors during the day if you knew them from before your trip to Barcelona.
SMOKING is forbidden inside. You can smoke on the terrace but please close the door and be very careful to dispose of ash and butts, do not leave them behind.
Please TAKE CARE with the apartment and it’s contents and try to leave everything where/as you found it. If anything is broken or damaged please let me know so it can be fixed or replaced. Minor mishaps will not effect the return of your deposit, I just ask that you take care.
DEPARTURE: Please leave the apartment tidy and respectable with everything back in its place, don’t leave trash or dirty dishes, thanks
Kim was a wonderful host making us feel very welcome and providing lots of useful information about the neighbourhood. The apartment was fantastically located and was perfect for our few days in Barcelona. It is a very well thought out space that suited a family of four very well. It was over 30degC during our stay but the room fans did enough for us all to sleep well (no issues with street noise but we may have just been lucky). Being so close to the Metro made getting out and about very easy. We visited a few of the restaurants in Kim's list and each of them was highly rated by the whole family. Overall it is hard to see how we could have chosen a better base from which to experience Barcelona.
Kimberly's apartment has everything one could ever need for a conformable stay. The terrace is unbelievable and the tub is heavenly. She is kind to leave very explicit instructions and extensive recommendations for area amenities. The place is very clean!
...And the location is tops. Just three minutes walk to the Metro and one short block from Las Ramblas... Also only a five minute, 7€ taxi to spectacular beaches. Also only a few minutes walk to the Gothic quarter's winding narrow streets.
I was nervous about the location having heard stories about the Raval neighborhood (left of Las Ramblas, nearest the apartment) not being the safest area and experienced hesitation about the 'lower half' of Las Ramblas, also this location, and I say NONSENSE! I am an American woman traveling alone with my 15 year old daughter on our first trip abroad and I felt absolutely safe the entire time. I just kept my things secure and all was great! Nowhere else could you be so close to everything. The location couldn't be better!
Note: Its 72 steps up to the door (my daughter counted - twice ;) ...so one must be prepared for a small climb but so well worth a bit of huffing and puffing... :) I'm not in great shape and managed just fine.
I would simply insist on staying in Kimberly's apartment on my next return to the beautiful city of Barcelona if she were gracious enough to host us again.
We had a wonderful stay in Kimberley's apartment last June for 5 sunny days in Barcelona. Kimberly was also available to welcome us and show us around when arriving there. The apartment is a real peaceful place in the centered area close to the Ramblas. In the apartment you can feel Kimberly's architectural background. When moving a wall or two the apartment becomes even more spacious with a big bathtub in the middle of the room that puts the place in a great well balanced designed and cosy atmosphere. Also the bed was super comfortable and we really enjoyed the lovely terrace. Looking forward to go back there sometimes!
A nice apartement with a great location! The terrace with possibility to be outside (even when it rained) and to cook outside was a big plus!
This was a lovely, colorful and comfortable loft apartment. It is close to the Metro and the lower Las Rambles...so lots of activities and easy to navigate to the train station and other parts of Barcelona. The bed was super comfortable and she has a super large bathtub which we enjoyed! It has a well equipped kitchen and a lovely terrace. Kimberley was also available to welcome us and show us around...we felt cared for.
My girlfriend and I really enjoyed our stay, and couldn't have asked for a better apartment - it really is as good as it looks in the photos, and contains everything you need to make it a real home from home.The location is fantastic, right in the heart of the action, with the Drassanes metro station 1 minute from the front door. Kim is the perfect host, and kindly met us on our arrival to ensure we were comfortable. Kim left us with a great information pack on the city, it was very useful and helped us settle in quickly. Thank you Kim! We would both recommend this apartment to people looking for a fun, comfortable, and relaxing stay in Barcelona!
Wonderful host, full of good attentions like a welcome beer on arrival made my day!!!
The appartement has a top location, off la rambla, 5 minutes from gothic but still on a nice quiet street. Tube 2 min distance. And still close to the sea!
Would not change for any other flat!
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