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Apartment - Entire home/apt · Carrer dels Escudellers, Barcelona, Catalonia 08002, Spain
Catarina Isabel Afonso Fernandes

If you want a chill-out apartment...in the middle of a busy and contagious city... metro station in las Ramblas- 3minutes; 15m to Plaza Cataluña, 15m to the beach, 15s to Plaza Real, 30s to Pl. George Orwell, right in the middle of all!

Your host, Catarina Isabel Afonso Fernandes
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If you want a chill-out apartment...in the middle of a busy and contagious city... metro station in las Ramblas- 3minutes; 15m to Plaza Cataluña, 15m to the beach, 15s to Plaza Real, 30s to Pl. George Orwell, right in the middle of all!

The Space

Decorated by me with handicraft of my country (Portugal), Africa and my owns handicrafts ; furniture made by my husband (he is a carpenter). Staying here you will have an experience of knowing me a little bit more, as well as the Portuguese culture!
Its a studio of 45m2 (inside) and 5m2(the balcony) here you can really feel as an local. Normally I advise my guests not to watch TV- just set on the balcony and observe the street- you will see amazing pictures!
The bedroom is in the back of the flat and you have double glass in the balcony doors- besides of this, if you are a very very lighter sleeper just ask for ear plugs and I will supply it!
This flat is perfect for honeymoon or for a family of 3/4 elements- I have one sofa-couch and one pull-and-up bed. For people that like to share the space- the extra beds will be opened in the bedroom, there is big. You have too a very big wardrobe, where you can hide all the luggage and besides of that, organize your cloths! And you have to a small closet just for the shoes.
So, I only can say- enjoy my little pearl!

Guest Access

Free Wifi;
A real first floor (23 steps from the door of the flat to the street door)
45m2 plus 5m2 of balcony direct to the street;
Air conditioner, T.V. and D.V.D, toaster, mixer, hair-dryer and iron-hair, iron, coffee machine, woven and stove...
Self-catering apartment (include fresh and clean towels, sheets and other little things to make you a pleasant stay);

Interaction with Guests

Check-in with explanations about the city and a little chat about everything (if you want, of corse...).
Easy check-out- just leave the keys on the table and knock the door.

The Neighborhood

Oldest part of the city and the center of it - busy, colored, ethnical diverse, street art, music, powerful, mix between old and new, transforming scenery, world and ethnical restaurants/stores/coffees, street sculptures... so so much. You just have to experience it!

Getting around

Ramblas- 3 minutes walking- 2 metro stations of the green line- "Drassanes" and "Liceo";
Aerobus- Plaza de Cataluña (walk down Las Ramblas about 15 minutes and when you see the statue of Christopher Columbus, on your left you will have a Bar called " Cosmos"- then you will enter on the street Carrer dels Escudellers.
Bus touristic- Las Ramblas- 5 minutes walking;

Other Things to Note

Other fees payed up-on-arrival:
Cleaning fee- 35€
Late check-in (after 22h)- 20€
If you will stay more than a week and need replacement clothes, inform me.
In the bathroom- when its bath time, please pull up the tap of the drain for it to drain faster.
The fridge- just press it a little bit with your knee to close the door.
If by anything the lights go down, you will find the electric board on the entrance, just above our head.

Room type: Entire home/apt
Accommodates: 4
Bedrooms: 1
Bathrooms: 1
Beds: 3
Extra people: $18 / night after 2 guests
Minimum Stay: 2 nights
Weekly Price: $631 /week
Monthly Price: $2102 /month
Security Deposit: $140
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  • The host was attentive and on top of communications, making sure we had phone and email contacts. The apartment was just as advertised, cosy and complete in busy, exciting, centrally-located El Gotic. We loved using the terraces both for people-watching and drying laundry on the clothesline.

    We were permitted flexible arrival and check out times and there was plenty of space for us to spread out and make ourselves at home. The air conditioner was effective and quiet and the kitchen sufficiently stocked. Best of all, the television was working and got the World Cup!

    We think it provides great value for the money.

    July 2014
  • It was a quiete nice time in Barcelona! The location is excellent for experience the city. The communication was perfect, the flat clean and nice. It`s a place for coming back!

    June 2014
    Catarina Isabel Afonso Fernandes
    Response from Catarina Isabel Afonso Fernandes:

    Thanks Claudia- and when you´ll return you will be welcome! Thanks for staying

    June 2014
  • The flat is comfortable enough with everything you might need. The location is great for being right in the middle of the 'action.' You can watch the people on the street all night long! This is not so great for sleeping however, the street is noisy with people partying until 4-5am everyday.

    June 2014
    Catarina Isabel Afonso Fernandes
    Response from Catarina Isabel Afonso Fernandes:

    Thanks for staying and for sharing your experience!

    June 2014
  • The apartment was perfect for us! It was so pretty and a great location! Lots of action in the streets but it didn't bother us. We were very happy!

    June 2014
    Catarina Isabel Afonso Fernandes
    Response from Catarina Isabel Afonso Fernandes:

    Thanks Patricia for sharing your experience with me! Did your boyfriend recognize the portuguese handicraft´s?

    June 2014
  • Dès l'arrivée on est de suite dans l'ambiance de ce Barrio Gotico les petites rues avec de belles façades des balcons de grandes fenêtres les bars les commerces etc c'est vraiment très typique. Une petite rue animée le soir avec une ambiance très sympathique, et le matin toute calme et tranquille baignée d'une douce lumière . L'appartement de Catarina est chaleureux confortable et assez spacieux pour trois personnes , de plus nous l'avons trouvé très pratique à deux minutes des Ramblas et de la Plaza Real arrêt de bus tout près ainsi que les stations de métro Liceu et Drassanes un peu plus bas .Le quartier du barrio gotico est très animé il y a évidemment un peu de bruit mais le double vitrage et la fatigue d'une journée de visites ont eu raison de nous. Le soir nous avons pu apprécier, installés sur le balcon l'ambiance très vivante et sympatique de la rue un peu comme au cinéma...
    Catarina a toujours été à notre écoute et nous avons toujours gardé le contact régulièrement jusqu'à notre arrivée à Barcelone .Elle ne se trouvait pas à Barcelone lors de notre séjour mais son amie Lorena nous a accueilli très chaleureusement et a été à notre écoute L'appartement était très propre et le dernier jour nous nous sommes arrangés avec Lorena pour pouvoir laisser nos bagages la journée ce qui nous a été bien (email hidden) recommande vivement cet appartement nous reviendrons hasta luego!!

    June 2014
  • My partner and I are a retired couple from Australia. We spent 7 nights in Catarina's apartment in June and we were very happy. We just loved Barcelona and the location of the apartment is great - so convenient. Yes, the street is very busy and noisy until maybe 3.00am but we found that with the double glazed windows shut we had no problem sleeping. The balcony is tiny, but there is room for 2 chairs and it is a great spot to enjoy a drink or two and spend an hour or so people watching - never a dull moment! Being on the first floor is a big plus. Especially as we had just spent 2 weeks staying in places on the 3rd or 4th floor - our legs needed a rest. The apartment is quite small, and personally I would find it very cramped with more than 2 people. (you would want to be very friendly). Other people have noted a few things that need attention so I won't go on about that.

    May 2014
  • The apartment of Catarina is very centrally located, clean and extensively equipped.
    The communication with Catarina and everything else was perfect.
    Thank you for letting us be your guest. We will come back!

    May 2014
    Catarina Isabel Afonso Fernandes
    Response from Catarina Isabel Afonso Fernandes:

    Thank you Andreas for sharing with us your experience and you will welcoming again anytime!

    May 2014
  • We had a wonderful stay in Catarina's cosy apartment in the gothic area. The location is perfect, with bars and restaurants on your doorstep and just a stones throw away from plaza real and the famous las rambles. The apartment was well equipped and very comfortable. We especially enjoyed having a drink on the balcony and people watching at the busy street below. Lorena greeted us at the apartment and even gave us a recommendation for a delicious restaurant nearby! Thanks Catarina, we hope to return some day soon!

    May 2014
    Catarina Isabel Afonso Fernandes
    Response from Catarina Isabel Afonso Fernandes:

    Thanks for staying in my flat and I already manage to change the furniture and to arrange all that was broken or not in proper order. Thanks again and you will be welcoming again!

    May 2014
  • Appartement très bien situé à quelques mètres des Ramblas.
    Le quartier est très animé et est un très bon point de départ pour visiter Barcelone. Par contre, la rue étant très vivante , cela peut parfois engendrer un peu de bruit le soir.
    L'appartement, quant à lui, est un petit pied à terre sympathique pour se poser après une journée de visite à Barcelone.
    Catarina est charmante ( échanges par mail) et a fait le nécessaire pour que l' arrivée à l'appartement se déroule bien.

    May 2014
  • Accueil laborieux, 4 mails et 10 appels sans réponse le jour même pour emménager à plus de 19h. Pas de fauteuil pour lire ou discuter. La porte de la salle d'eau ne peux être fermée totalement et l'eau chaude de la douche ne duré que 8mn!
    Le matelas à ressorts grince un peu et si votre sommeil est léger, attention l'appartement est trés bruyant malgré le double vitrage.
    Appartement difficile à conseiller.

    May 2014
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I like honesty and I´m honest- in the first place with myself and by a way-of-life with people. I do like a good laugh in the middle of a conversation- looks that they are achieving understanding! And more? Well, I like... life.
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