If you want to feel like a real Madrid neighbour, our appartment is the place. The appartment is a penthouse located in a lively neighbourhood, Tirso de Molina and Lavapiés area. Our house is very silent, placed in a very quiet street, but very close to EL RASTRO (Madrid's Flea Market...), and also close to lots of Spanish, Asian and Arabic restaurants and bars to hang out. It is also close (15 minutes walking, 3 subway stations) to theaters and museums, like Reina Sofia and Caixaforum. The Prado and Thyssen museums are reachable by foot too. This apartment can be your home if you like multicultural ambiances and experience the genuine Madrid life. Our little gem is a cozy terrace perfect for the sunny days. Plaza Mayor, Puerta del Sol, la Latina area or Austria's Madrid neighbourhood are reachable by foot from our place, wich is really in the main center of the Old Town.
The apartment is quiet, wood-beam-ceiling, good illumination by the night and much natural light by the day. The living area has two comfortable sofas (one of and a wood floor. There is a TV set and dining space with table and chairs.
The bathroom has a bath tub, shower, wash basin and toilet. It is a high quality bathroom with tiled walls. There are fresh towels for all the guests as well.
The apartment comes with A/C and heating; this is a great accommodation for any season of the year.
The apartment is equipped and WI-FI is available during your stay. Maps and a guide of Madrid and sorroundings will be available during your stay. We'll be happy to help you with any other thing you may need during your stay.
The room that we are renting is an attic room, with shelves to place your belongings. The guests room access is at the entrance of the appartmen. The appartment is in the fourth floor but we have an elevator, which is very unusual in the majority of buildings in the neighbourhood.
A/C in appartment, not in the room.
BREAKFAST INCLUDED in the price (bread, butter and jam, juice, coffee, tea, milk, cereal...)
We are a couple that loves to travel, and we use to travel in different ways. We swap our appartment, or a house that we have in Barcelona Old Town, we are users of AIRBNB too. We know the meaning of being guest, so we can help you whatever you need to know about Madrid and non-touristic places to visit... We have a 20 years old daughter, who loves meeting new people too, and a little and lovely dog called Gala (like Dali's wife).
We hope that you feel at home in our place, and that this experience helps you to discover more deeply this interesting city.
Hope to meet you soon!
From my initial message to Carlos inquiring about staying at his apartment, we felt more than welcomed to stay in their apartment. Carlos, Maria, Rebecca, and the lovely dog Gala made us feel like a part of the family as soon as we arrived! Our Spanish is very mediocre, but this was not a problem as they were very helpful with working around the language barrier. Their apartment is nice and cozy, with a beautiful terrace view. Unfortunately, it rained all weekend so we didn't get to use it to its full potential. However, Carlos and Maria were more than glad to provide us with local recommendations and suggestions, as well as offer us coffee/toast in the morning, and hangout to talk for a bit. I would highly recommend staying here for anyone who is looking to get the fully authentic, local experience of Madrid. The location could not have been better, in one of the more vibrant areas of the city, and at a reasonable price. Overall our trip was amazing thanks to booking through this specific AirBnb. If we are ever in Madrid again we will be sure to try and book here again!
¡Gracias por todos Carlos, Maria, Rebecca y Gala!
Excellent séjour! C'est une famille intellectuelle qui reçois ses clients très chaleureusement. Carlos, sa femme Maria et leur fille Rebecca sont très agréable et facile de communication. Le penthouse bénéficie de toutes les commodités et on se sent comme chez soi et on peut relaxer. Le logement est situé dans un quartier agréable et proche du métro et des grands centres d'intérêts. Nous remercions la famille Garcia et l'agence airbnb pour ce séjour réussi!
Carlos and Maria were super friendly and helpful, and made us feel at home right from the the start. We loved the cozy little attic, and balcony, and had a great time in Madrid!
Thank you guys so much for your hospitality!
I loved this top-of-the-penthouse room so much! And Carlos, Maria & Rebecca were so friendly and welcoming. I could not recommend them more for your stay. The location is excellent, and though I was only there for one day, I thoroughly enjoyed Madrid. I have plans to come back. :)
My 8 year old daughter and I stayed with Carlos and Maria (and Rebecca and Gala!) for four nights, and were thoroughly enchanted by them, their home and their generosity. They immediately made us feel like family, and made time to point us to the best restaurants and parks and areas to walk, steering us away from tourist traps and toward an authentic Madrid experience. I can't say enough what a wonderful introduction to Spain they made for us. We will never forget our time spent there! Gracias, Carlos y Maria!
My fiancé and I loved our stay with Carlos, Maria, Rebecca, and Gala. Miss Gala is their sweet-as-pie little doggie, who greeted us with excitement everyday. Their location is unbeatable, with easy access to the Plaza Mayor, Cava Baja, and the metro which means everywhere in Madrid is only a step away. The place is small, but wonderfully cozy and we loved sleeping in their loft. We eat breakfast on their terrace, which was gorgeous. If we are ever so lucky to get back to Madrid, we would love to stay there again.
On the first night we arrived, we were greeted with warmth by Carlos, Maria and cute Gala as well as the Madrid weather hitting as high as 35 degree celcius. Despite of the fan, probably due to my sun burnt from Ibiza, I didn't sleep well on the first night on the attic. However, weather change for the better (for me :P) and the next few nights turned out to be cooling and we could sleep without the fan on!
Big thanks for Carlos who helped carry our heavy luggage up to the beautiful attic. My friend and I are about 1.6m so we could still stand at times. We love the coziness of the apartment and the amazing terrace where we had our breakfast with good coffee. :)
The location of the apartment is perfect - next to El Rastro, walking distance to the central Sol, as well as the Royal Palace and Museo del Prado. Even the Flamenco show I booked was only walking distance from the apartment. (We didn't even buy any bus/train tix for our 3 days stay) There was a real neighbourhood vibe as well. And friendly Gala was always ready to wag her tail to welcome us home.
Carlos and Maria are very chilled, easygoing, relaxed, warm hearted and very welcoming. They weren't even around when we checked out (so much trust there!) but we were so blessed to bump into them in Barcelona to have a proper goodbye hug! :)
This cute cozy abode is highly recommended to all Madrid visitors - wonderful and fantastic hosts guaranteed to make you feel at home! :) THANK YOU!!!
I had an absolute blast. Madrid is a wonderful city and staying at Carlos, Maria & Rebeca’s place right in the city centre made it perfect. I felt at home, met wonderful friends and was able to share my passion for art & life! I hope to come back soon!
Un grand merci a Carlos et sa famille pour leur gentillesse et leur hospitalité. Nous avons passes trois agreables nuits dans ce charmant appartement, au coeur de Madrid. Merci encore et a bientôt! :) Sandra & Nico
Nous avons séjourné dans un charmant appartement très design et très cosy. La décoration est faite avec goût. Toute la famille, y compris Gala, la petite chienne, est très chaleureuse, accueillante et discrète. C'est un vrai plaisir de prendre le petit déjeuner sur la terrasse face au soleil levant. De plus, l'adresse est super centrale : pas loin des musée, des quartier branchés, 15 minutes à pied de la grande gare d'Atocha... Parfait !
Nous recommandons beaucoup cet hébergement.