About this listing
We have an open space with lots of natural light in a quiet neighborhood. You'll enjoy peaceful view over Montserrat mountain from our rooftop terrace, yet just a quick ride on public transportation to all the activities Barcelona has to offer.
Enjoy the comforts of home just a short metro ride from Barcelona. This is a perfect place for those who love the outdoors and like to be active as we are just minutes away from the biggest interurban park in Europe, la Collserola. Here you can spend hours hiking or biking in the trails, and we have all sorts of maps to help you find your away around, although the trails are well marked. I am in the park nearly every week and would be happy to show you the not so touristc side of Barcelona if we are here during your stay :)
Our place is just a 5 minute walk from the metro to take you in to the city (about a 20 minute ride), and they just opened a new shopping center where you have a grocery store, cafe and shops. If you continue walking another 10-15 minutes you will arrive to the town, Sant Cugat del valles, a cute town with plently of shops, restaurants, plazas and incredible Monestary that is worth visiting during your stay!
If you want to buy groceries you can use our large open kitchen to make a meal, then take it upstairs to dine on the terrace where you will find great views of the sacrad mountain Montserrat. We often have meals here, or a glass of wine to watch the sunset. Its a great place to relax in a hammock and read a book as well! If you come in the winter, and it is not too warm to eat outside you can make a fire in the fireplace. We have floor heating throughout most of the house, so you will stay nice and warm either way!
The house is loft style and sleeps 5, 2 in the master bedroom, then 2 on the sofa-bed in the living room, and an additional person can sleep on the futon that also opens up to a bed. No smoking is allowed in the place, you can use the upstairs terrace or garden but not inside.
About us: We are an international couple, working in diverse fields: technology education and architecture (the latter has helped turn the house into our own space as we have been remodeling it to fit our needs!) We speak English, Spanish, Catalan and French. My husband and I love to travel and meet new people, and hope to make you feel at home in ours. We have a friendly cat who comes in and out throughout the day. If you would like to bring a pet please contact us and we can discuss.
No smoking inside, outside is OK. we have 1 real bed, then a pullout couch and 1, 1 person futon. Please repect the noise as we have neighbors nearby. Only those who have reserved the house may stay here. Please treat our things as if they were your own, we are looking for respectful and openmided guests!
Nous avons été très bien accueillis par Arnau, l'ami de Julie. Il a répondu à toutes nos questions, en faisant l'effort de parler français étant donné notre petit niveau en espagnol.
Leur logement est propre, joliment aménagé, fonctionnel et bien situé par rapport au métro qui mène au centre de Barcelone.Le quartier est très calme. Idéal pour ceux qui souhaitent visiter Barcelone sans avoir à se soucier de la sécurité de leur véhicule. Nous avons passé un très bon séjour chez eux. Je recommande!
Julie wellcomed us warmly and provided usefull advices about the neighbourhood (grocerystore nearby the railway station... (5 min by walk).
The house is fully compliant with the advert. (nice kitchen)
We had quiet nights even with open windows and Julie provided a small air fan (nice attention).
La cada es muy buena, me encantado la estancia. El barrio esta tranquilo. Me gustaria volver otra vez en cuanto tenga la opportunidad.
Our family had a great stay at Julie's. We loved the rooftop views and the quiet neighborhood. Julie was very welcoming and made our stay comfortable.
Es la segunda vez que llegamos a esta casa ! Y la verdad nos encanta .. En cualquier época del año es cómoda y linda ! Esta vez tuvimos la oportunidad de compartir con los anfitriones que son increíbles ! El sitio recomendadisimo!! Cerca de todo, tranquilo y con una vista muy agradable . Vale la pena!
El lugar es genial !! Muy cómodo y limpio, realmente nos sentimos como en casa.. Ver el otoño desde la terraza es impresionante los colores del atardecer son únicos! Además esta cerca de la estación de trenes lo que facilita la movilización ! Encantada de haber llegado ahí ;)
I stayed with my mother and friends in Julie's house for a week. We had a nice time, the place was cosy, with a warm atmosphere. The bedroom was spacious and my mum slept even better here, than in her own bed at home :)
The train station is only 5 minutes away, same as the supermarket and the environment is quite, green and clean, which is a nice change of scenery when you come back from the city of Barcelona.
We were very lucky with the sunny weather so we used the rooftop both morning and evening. What a nice view!
If you have bad weather: no problem: the house has a beemer so you can watch movies on a big screen!
Julie was very friendly and helpful. I would definitely recommend this place to stay.
About the Host, Julie
I am a Seattle native but have been living in Europe for the past 10 years. Now home for me is Barcelona, where I live with my husband and adorable cat ;)
I love to travel as much as I can (both for work and pleasure), and like meeting new people - I find the experience of staying in homes much more enjoyable than a standard hotel :) Many times my husband and I travel together, but often times I'm away on my own (especially as I can work from anywhere), so this is a nice way to meet people.
In general I like to spend my free time outdoors (hiking, running) but am also a big fan of concerts (smaller bands/venues even better!), as well as movies, having a nice glass of red wine with my husband and/or friends...