Attic Duplex Flat with Terrace/Wifi

Apartment - Entire home/apt · Calle de la Espada, Madrid, Madrid 28012, Spain
Vin

The apartment is a quiet, secluded idyll in the heart of Madrid. It has been completely renovated and redecorated in 2014. With 3 bedrooms distributed over 2 floors, can host 9 people. You will enjoy the intimacy and quiet of the rooftop terrace.

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The apartment is a quiet, secluded idyll in the heart of Madrid. It has been completely renovated and redecorated in 2014. With 3 bedrooms distributed over 2 floors, can host 9 people. You will enjoy the intimacy and quiet of the rooftop terrace.

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The apartment is a quiet, secluded idyll in the heart of Madrid. It offers a breathtaking view of the city and the surrounding landscape from an intimate rooftop terrace.
The apartment is on the fourth floor of a historic building from the late 19th century. It has been completely renovated and redecorated in 2014.
The main living space is a spacious, living / dining area, which is directly connected to a large terrace, through a large sliding glass door.
The total living area is 90 square meters, including upstairs, downstairs and a 20 square meters terrace. The first floor contains a living room, American-style open-plan kitchen, a bathroom, and a bedroom.
A wrought-iron and wood staircase leads to the second floor, which contains two more bedrooms.
Each of the 3 bedrooms is endowed with a double bed and 1 single bed, so that the flat can host up to 9 people.

The terrace extends directly from the living room, offering a lovely view across the rooftops of the city with a view of the nearby bell tower of one of Madrid’s historic churches. The front part of the terrace is teak. There is a large bathtub and shower on the terrace with both hot and cold water, and at the end of the terrace a built-in barbeque.
It is a very bright, colorful, and extremely quiet apartment—cool in the summer thanks to well-insulated walls and the circulation of fresh air from many windows, and warm in the winter thanks to three automatic electric heaters that distribute warmth throughout the first (2 heaters) and second (1 heater) floors. The apartment is decorated mainly with IKEA furnishings and has a fully equipped kitchen with oven, microwave, as well as washing and drying machines.

Free wireless connection is available.

Room type: Entire home/apt
Accommodates: 9
Bedrooms: 3
Bathrooms: 1.5
Beds: 6
Extra people: $35 / night after 2 guests
Minimum Stay: 2 nights
Security Deposit: $421
Cleaning Fee: $70
Check In: 2:00 PM
Check Out: 12:00 PM (noon)
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  • Vin's flat was comfy and perfect for a short stay for four young people in Madrid. We enjoyed the lovely terrace and were happy to find clean bed linen, towels and kitchenware to suit our needs ! Vin was very accomodating as regards our check in and check out as we changed both at the last minute and he was okay with it. He even offered us to have drinks and go to a concert with his friends which was more than we expected ! We could easily reach him and he recommanded nice places to eat around his flat. The neighbourhood was charming and perfect for late night tapas !

    June 2014
  • Great experience in Vincenzo's appartment. The place is great, ideal location, very nice terrace, the flat has everything you need. Great communication from Vincenzo, he or his representative is always available if you need anything, and he was really fair and honest in all his dealings with us. Unlike other reviews we had no problems with towels or bedsheets everything was fine.

    Only downside of the flat: there is little privacy between rooms as there are no doors to seperate the different sleeping areas. So great for a group of friends or a family but less so for couples wanting some privacy.
    Also as Vincenzo mentions in the house rules, the walls are quite thin so any noise in the flat during late hours will disturb the neighbours. However there are plenty of cool places in the surrounding neighbourhoods to go out and have fun!

    I would definitely recommend a stay in this flat!

    May 2014
  • Decent. Clean. The tub on the porch did not work but other then that not a bad place.

    October 2013
  • Unfortunately our experience with Vicenzo was very disappointing. The apartment is only meant for rental and clearly lacks a home feel. The apartment simply didn't feel fresh and clean but rather neglected and empty which is not what is being expected from a Airbnb experience. There is an extra fee for bedsheets but there was no blankets and we were freezing on the first night. Bedsheets were smelling mouldy, there was no soap even to wash our hands, bathmat looked old and unclean, there was not even a packet of tea or coffee, heaters were not working. Vincenzo tried to make it up to us by bying the missing items on our second night but dispite his effort we kept a general feel of discomfort for the two remaining nights.
    Conclusion a nice space that would require much more attention and care to make it work.

    October 2012
    Vin
    Response from Vin:

    Unfortunately my experience with Laure was also very disappointing. In particular,
    Laure's review is at least ungenerous and even unfair on a few points.

    1. An important information is not reported. One of the members of the group arrived 4 hours before the expected arrival time and asked to check-in.
    I rushed to accomodate his request (changing my own schedule to do so) but this early arrival prevented me from finishing the apartment check.
    They were aware of this. Under all other circumstances, the apartment is cleaned professionally and double checked after cleaning between rentals, and is only handed over in spotless condition.   

    2. *Of course* the apartment has more than enough very warm down blankets for all the beds. The member of the group who arrived first, and to whom I gave the keys, answered no to my question if they needed blankets. On the other side,
    it was 25 degrees that night and It did not even crossed my mind that with that temperature blanket would be needed. Considered the above circumstances, and the fact that as soon as I knew they needed blankets I came over and got them out for them, the lack of blankets on the first night could have been considered as "an accident".  But instead it is now used as a ground to leave a negative review.

    3. The apartment is furnished with everything one needs to have a comfortable, cozy and romantic vacation, but it is not where I normally live, so of course there are not a lot of books or knick-knacks around. And actually most guests like the minimalistic feel of it. Aniway, and most importantly, the apartment corresponds exactly to the pictures I have posted on airbnb, and has the same feel.

    4. The heaters work fine - they just need to be turned on and given a little time to warm up.

    5. Hand soap and a new bath math (in substitution to the one they initially found that was old but not unclean) were brought to the flat the day after the arrival.

    Despite all my efforts - I came over to the flat twice, changed all their sheets (although they were clean), brought them even Tea/coffee (although this is not included in the service) - Laure attitude was so arrogant that It was almost impossible to talk to her and I ended up having to talk to one of her guests instead.

    At checkout she did not even show up and I had to do the checkout with one of her guests instead.

    October 2012
  • All was good. Vincenzo is really helpful and the apartment was great.

    October 2011
  • Very nice flat in excellent location. Just steps from everything. Vincenzo is a very good host, very helpful. Would highly recommend.

    June 2011
  • We had a great stay at Vincenzo's apartment.
    The house is really nice: bright, colorful, spacious and quiet. There’s a wonderful terrace and everything you need for a long or short stay.
    The apt is close to the city center and you can reach the metro station in few minutes.
    Great stay – highly recommended!

    June 2011
  • We had a wonderful stay at this apartment with plenty of space to move around and a wonderful terrace for breakfast, lunch and dinner! Fantastic location in the centre of town where everything is within a 5min walk. Also there is plenty of resources and facilities available to guests. The only fault is that its on the 4th floor so lots of steps - but really who doesn't need the exercise! Overall great stay - would definitely recommend!

    February 2011
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