About this listing
Imagine your own 5 star hotel room inside an apartment, now double it and we are getting close.
This superbly decorated and fully equipped 2 bedroom apartment has been lovingly restored in November 2012. Without sacrificing the original charm of the 1850's building we have modernized with all of todays luxuries but kept the mosaic tiles, high ceilings and spectacular wood work.
Layout - 2 completely private double rooms with 2 private ensuite baths. Both rooms have two doors each, one door to enter and the other double doors onto the internal patio with natural light.
- massive lounge with a double sofa bed for larger groups or families.
- Brand spanking new kitchen with all the bells & whistles
- Sexy flat-screens TV's in every room, music and wifi
Location - Right in the of el Born (think soho of London or West Village in NYC but better). From the balconies you can almost touch the beautiful church Santa Maria del Mar. Spitting distance to one of the cutest wine bars "La Vinya del Senyor" on Plaza Santa Maria. Fresh Paella just at the end of the street at mama's "Mar de la Ribera".
You are in amongst the action but tucked away behind double glazed windows so when you don't want to you don't have to hear anything.
Transport from here is a breeze but honestly you will probably just walk everywhere:
Metro: Jaume I (Yellow line L4)
The street is quiet, beautiful & pedestrian only access (hence we meet at GoCar to collect the keys).
1. ARRIVAL: I'm happy for you to check in early or check out late if there are no other guests before or afterwards, otherwise check in is from 16:00 and check out by 11:00 to allow plenty of time for the flat to be professionally cleaned. You can always store your bags with the doorman or in the restaurant. If you have a weird flight time let me know and we can work something out :-)
2. How do I submit a reservation request?
Enter your dates & click the Book It button.
You’ll find the Book It button on a listing or in a message thread. Make sure to enter your exact reservation details before you click, then review all details from the checkout page.
3. What is Instant Book?
The Instant Book feature allows you to book instantly without having to wait for my confirmation. This is a bit like a pre-approval without the need for a me to manually pre-approve each guest. I have made this listing available through Instant Book, once the reservation details and payment information are submitted the reservation is automatically confirmed on the site.
4. How does the Airbnb payment system work?
The payment system is secure, reliable, and convenient, supporting many currencies.
When your reservation is accepted, the payment is processed and collected by Airbnb in full.* Whether the reservation is two days or two months away, they hold the payment until 24 hours after check-in before giving it to me. This gives you security that everything is as expected.
5. How does Airbnb handle security deposits?
A security deposit helps protect hosts and guests from accidents that occur during a reservation. For example: spilled wine on the rug, a broken window, or an unreturned key.
Details on the process:
24 hours before check-in, the guest's credit card is authorized for the amount of the deposit.
48 hours after the checkout date, the authorization is released if the host does not make a claim.
This will be your home not a hotel, make yourselves at comfortable and relax :-)
Please no smoking in the house (€250 fine)!
Also please respect the neighbours and keep noise down to a minimum. Barcelona has some funny rules about subletting so just say you are friends of mine if asked, thanks :-)
We were welcomed by Damien's lovely associate who made sure we had everything we needed for a great stay. The apartment itself was impeccably clean and well-appointed, but even better, the location was perfect for getting to the heart of Barcelona immediately.
Damien and his team were amazing and extremely responsive from the very beginning. This was our first time using Airbnb and it was a great experience. We loved the location in the Born area and Damien gave us some great recommendations for restaurants. We loved the character and charm of the Born area with the narrow streets and would definitely come back again. The place was perfect for our family of 4 and the pullout couch was very comfortable. The apartment size/layout and location was perfect for our teenage children.
The host was waiting at the apartment for our arrival providing a smooth check-in. The description of the apartment was very accurate.
Damien was great and the place was very nice. It was in a great location and very spacious.
Damien's place was in a great location! Right near the Ribera district and Gothic Quarter. The neighborhood of El Born has many trendy cafes and boutiques. Close to the Port and about a 10 minute walk from Barceloneta Beach. Place was very clean, rooms were big, each with their own bathrooms. Huge open living/dining area and large kitchen. Wish we would have utilized that for a dinner at home one night but ran out of time! Quiet at night and slept well! WiFi worked just great! Place offers AC but was not working so he brought fans for each room which did the job. Highly recommend if you want to be within walking distance of the "happening" area.
The host was helpful and the apartment was ready for our arrival with all the amenities as described
Beds are very comfortable and the kitchen is modern.
The location is superb walking distance to most tourist attractions
Again thanks alot Damien and your staff for all the help much appreciated and looking forward for my next visit.
The apartment is in a fantastic location, the best area in Barcelona. The apartment itself is really lovely, very comfortable and clean. They left us a bottle of cava in the fridge which was a nice touch. The host was really nice and we would definitely stay there again.
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About the Host, Damien
Having traveled and lived all over the world I appreciate the simple pleasures and the benefits of staying in a home rather than a hotel. I started off with sharing my spare rooms through Airbnb and now with the help of my little team we have a dozen private luxury apartments, however we strive to maintain the family feel and love to share the best of Barcelona with you.
My assistants Karolina and Maria, the cleaning team and I are here to help.
Feel free to grab a drink from the fridge and I encourage you to buy some amazing ingredients at the market and utilize the kitchen.