Calm & Chic Flat in the Born I

Apartment - Entire home/apt · Carrer del Pou de la Figuera, Barcelona, Catalonia 08003, Spain
Mel & Michael

Great Apartment located in the city center and only short walks to all the places of interest but in a peaceful and quiet pedestrian street. Is on the third floor without lift in the Born neighborhood. Perfect for couples or groups of friends!

Your host, Mel & Michael
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Great Apartment located in the city center and only short walks to all the places of interest but in a peaceful and quiet pedestrian street. Is on the third floor without lift in the Born neighborhood. Perfect for couples or groups of friends!

The Space

Renovated and decorated with care by an interior design studio a few years ago, this 50 m2 flat with wooden floor combines modern appliances with elegant antiques with a interesting mixture of old & modern pieces to create and interesting & stylish atmosphere.

The apartment consists on:
* Double bedroom, completely furnished with a nice double bed and a big wardrobe.
* Great and wide living-room, with a very comfy pullout sofa bed for another two persons, nice tv with dvd included.
* Nicely fully equipped american kitchen, with oven, microwave, refrigerator, toaster, kettle, coffee maker.. and a dinning corner with a beautiful wooden table and 4 chairs.
* Singular bathroom with a nice shower, combining old and new and making it work charmingly. It comes with a shower, sink unit, toilet, etc and a washing machine.

Other facilities:

* Linen and towels are provided.
* Bath rug.
* Shower gel and soap (unless you need any special one)
* Hairdryer
* Iron & Ironing board
* Toilet paper
* Dishes soap
* Rubish bag
* City map
* Welcome gift ;)
* Baby cot available
* Internet wifi!

Guest Access

The apartment is rented in its totality and you will be on your own, like your spanish home!
We will clean deeply the apartment prior to your arrival and prepare the apartment with love and care specially for you! Please note that a cleaning fee of €30 is charged separately and is payable when you check in.

Interaction with Guests

We live just some minutes away from this apartment and are available at all times to help and assist you during your trip if needed.

The Neighborhood

Great location in the heart of Barcelona. Only meters from important cultural sites (Picasso Museum, the Cathedral, Santa Maria del Mar Church, Parc de la Ciutadella…) and 10 minutes walking from port and the beaches. Exploring and going out in the neighborhood will be extremely invigorating! Just five minutes away is the from Sta Caterina Market great for fresh food and home of a popular weekend bookfair. Located in the Gothic Quarter is just less than 15 minutes walk from the Ramblas. Museums within walking distance abound too: Macba – contemporary, CCCB – center of contemporary culture, Drasssanes – ship building, Wax, Erotica, and Gaudi’s Palau Guell!
This location allows you to explore the city on foot and easily walk to the most interesting places of Barcelona.. so you will save lot of money in transport! Everything at the same area so don't need to take metro or bus back home after going out at night!
Public parking with special prices for 1,3, 7 days, near to the apartment!

Getting around

Although there is no need to use public transport the apartment is just 5 minutes from the metro station Arc de Triomf (Red Line) or Jaume I (Yellow Line 4) in case you need. And a lot of bus Stops! Very close to the bus station that goes directly to Girona Airport!

Other Things to Note

We take guest satisfaction exceptionally seriously and ensure you have all the local insights you need to make the best of your time here. As locals we can help you in getting to know Barcelona more easily and from another point of view. From restaurant recommendations walks and day trips to tours of the flea markets and boutiques we do everything we can to make sure you really get under the surface of Barcelona and uncover it's many wonderful secrets.
When you book we email you detailed directions from the airport to the apartment. We also send you information on other services you may need while you are here.. (welcome packs, tours..)
Please don't hesitate to contact us with any questions or enquiries. We're happy to help and we always respond quickly. We promise to do all we can to make your stay a very pleasant and comfortable one.. You just need to enjoy the experience!

This is a nice apartment at a great price!
Do not hesitate, book now, you will not regret...!

We have INSTANT BOOKING enabled. 
You can now book immediately WITHOUT having to ask our permission and get INSTANT confirmation. However, needless to say, please feel free to ask any questions you may have about the property!
Please note that a cleaning fee of €30 is charged separately and is payable when you check in.
** Please before book read the house rules! Placing a booking implies that you are accepting them.

Permit Number: HUTB - 002791

Room type: Entire home/apt
Bed type: Real Bed
Accommodates: 4
Bedrooms: 1
Bathrooms: 1
Beds: 1
Extra people: $7 / night after 2 guests
Minimum Stay: 3 nights
Weekly Price: $638 /week
Monthly Price: $1752 /month
Security Deposit: $280
Check Out: 11:00 AM
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  • The appartment was nice and cosy, and although the street itself was not nice, around the corners were little squares and streets with great little restaurants, coffeebars and shops. Not many tourists. Really central but fairly quiet.
    The negative point is that it is a tourist appartment, and not an appartment of somone living there. You only find that out once you have booked and then it is too late to cancel. This means that the appartment lacks character and that the rules for renting are in some ways petty. I was looking for a real "airbnb-appartment", and I was truly dissapointed.

    July 2014
    Mel & Michael
    Response from Mel & Michael:

    I'm sorry you were disappointed with the appartment about that. Actually it surprise me because you look happy and when we asked you if everything look fine you said yes.. we would appreciate a bit more of communication on your part and maybe we could arrange something to feel more "airbnb". We've been working in airbnb for a while and as you can see on the reviews try to offer a nice airbnb experience, taking care of the person and not just being like an "hotel" but i don't know if you are aware of the barcelona city laws.. So let me explain you that the owner have been living in the apartment for many years, is not prepared as "touristic" because is how the owner made it but the thing is that some years ago some laws changed in the city and the apartment owned can't be rented short term to others.. it's completely ilegal and fined huge penalties so we MUST made it touristic to be legal and offer as an airbnb apartment. So yes, it is a touristic apartment offered for summer and the owner or owner friends usually lived there in low season - winter but that doesn't mean that is like an aparthotel. We are here always to communicate and give you advise, tips.. actually i sent you several emails before your arrival with useful information that i prepared with all my love thinking as a local for you. On the checkin we stayed with you giving you details about the area, the apartment and local places (no touristic!). I'm sorry that despite those things that wasn't what you were looking for. We were happy to attend you anyway.

    July 2014
  • We really enjoyed our stay at Mel & Michael's flat in Barcelona. The flat is centrally located and walking distance to the Gothic area, La Rambla, Picasso Museum, and many other wonderful Barcelona venues. The flat is nice and and the hosts were very accommodating. Unfortunately, there is no elevator, but that is understandable since the building is classically 300 years old. I would recommend this flat and its central location to many of the Barcelona attractions. The neighborhood is OK.

    July 2014
  • The flat was very good and our host was very helpful and punctual.This flat is on the 4th floor with no lift and accessible via some very narrow and rickety stairs.However should not be a problem if you are reasonably fit.The shower could do with some TLC
    Overall pleased with the flat .

    June 2014
  • We had a great time in Barcelona and the apartment in Pou Figuera was absolutely fantastic. For us we felt the apartment was ideally situated in El Born - just moments away from the beautiful public spaces where we enjoyed (email hidden) and some lovely tapas. We also found it ideally positioned for us to explore further afield - to the Sagrada, El Raval, the beach etc - we found we could walk everywhere and didn't need to use public transport. The apartment itself is lovely with great rooms - nicely decorated, well equipped and very clean and tidy. The air conditioning really helped at bedtime. Mel and Michael were great and very professional - Michael very kindly provided us with a map of the city and indicated many places of interest for us to visit. Also, the complimentary bottle of wine from Catalunya on arrival was a really nice and welcoming touch. Thank you very much and we hope to be back one day. Nick

    June 2014
  • Mel and Michael are awesome hosts and they are very attentive to the customer needs.
    They checked a couple of times before we arrived whether we needed more help with our stay in Barcelona.

    The apartment is very well designed and furnished and we really felt at home.
    Moreover it is very well located with a lot of shops and restaurant around.

    Thanks again Mel and Michael !

    June 2014
  • Mel and Michael were the most gracious hosts - they made our stay in Barcelona incredibly memorable! While trying to sort out an unforeseen delay, Michael showed us to a great restaurant in the square nearby, and made sure that my sisters and I were completely comfortable and taken care of.

    The apartment was beautiful, immaculately kept, and in a great location. And Mel and Michael were outstanding - professional, welcoming, and kind. I highly recommend them!

    May 2014
  • We enjoyed our stay in Mel & Michaels place. Clean and comfortable. A calm street in the middle 'El Born'. 5 minutes walking to La ramblas. Don't get afraid by the appearence of the building neither the stairs to get on the 3 rd floor. Once you are inside the appartment, it looks as on the pictures. Very central to visit Barcelona walking or Metro. Michael arrived 3 minutes after our message in the appartment and was kind enough to show us some highlights on the map. Communication via email and message was clear and fast enough. Sightseeing are all within walking distance. We were 2 adults and 2 children. The children slept in the bedroom in the 2 separates beds, and we were with my wife in the Sofa bed, good enough for the 5 days we stay there. If you come with your car, beware of the walking area not on the GPS for the street (no car allowed).We recommend this appartment.

    April 2014
  • Lovely apartment, great area. Loved Barcelona and will definitely visit again.

    April 2014
  • We enjoyed our stay in Mel & Michaels place. Clean and comfortable just like the pictures. A really calm street in the middle of wonderful 'El Born'. Don't get fooled by the appearence on the front. Once you are inside it's the perfect base camp for exploring Barcelona.

    Michael was waiting for us in front of the apartment and was kind enough to show us some highlights on the map. Communication via email and text was clear and responsive.

    So! Step outside and around every corner is a place to wake up with a good cortado (tallat) and a freshly baked croissant. Good tapas restaurants, nice bars and sightseeing are plentiful within walking distance.

    We recommend this apartment.

    April 2014
  • I can only recommend this lovely appartment! Our staying there was comfortable and cozy. Excellent location, excellent wi-fi, excellent welcome from Michael&Mel!

    January 2014
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Somos una pareja muy sociable y amable, nos encanta viajar y mezclarnos con los nativos de los lugares que visitamos, nos gusta el turismo en el cual podemos sentir y vivir de manera similar a la gente del lugar por lo que queremos que la gente que visita Barcelona pueda sentir lo mismo. Yo soy española y llevo viviendo en Barcelona desde que nací, mi marido Michael es latino pero llegó a esta bella ciudad hace más de 10 años y se enamoró de ella. Barcelona es especial. En estos momentos trabajamos full time gestionando alquileres de corta estancia en esta ciudad y nos encanta lo que hacemos porque nos gusta atender a la gente y que esta pueda sentirse tan cómoda como en su (website hidden) a los lugares que són comunes entre los vecinos del lugar puede convertir tu viaje en algo para recordar. Te podemos dar consejos y ayudar a encontrar y recomendar lugares preciosos o visitas inolvidables tanto en esta bella ciudad de Barcelona como en otros lugares de España en los que hemos estado! También nos encanta la buena comida (Michael es todo un gourmet!) y la pasión de Mel es el arte y cuidado de las uñas. We are a very sociable and friendly couple, we love to travel and meet new people, we like tourism in which we can feel and live much like the locals so we want that the people who visit Barcelona can feel the same. I'm spanish and i've been living in Barcelona since i was born, my husband Michael is latinamerican but he arrived to this beautiful city more than 10 years ago, and he felt in love with her! Barcelona is very special. We work full time managing short term rentals in this city and absolutely love what we do because we love to meet people and make them feel as comfortable as at their homes. Go where is common between local residents can make the difference and turn your trip in something to remember. We can give you advice and help you to find and recomend nice places or unforgettable visits in this beautiful city of Barcelona!
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