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The rented apartment met with our expectations. We were 5 adults (2 couples, 1 single) and mostly needed a place to sleep and have breakfast. It was nicely situated, close to the sea side and transportation means (buses or train). The place was friendly and enjoyable. Although we did not meet the renter, Ben Venema, as we had a relative leaving in Barcelona arranging the check-in for us, I had many email contacts with him. Ben was always very helpful and let us a very welcoming notice in the flat. I can only warmly recommend this flat to others.
A great place to stay in. Castelldefels. Ben is a super host and went out of his way to ensure we settled in well and knew where everything was. Great location to get to Barcelona and Castelldefels is a cool place to hang out. We would definitely visit again.
We were 5 friends coming from Ireland for the kitesurfing event. We spent an amazing stay in this apartment. We received a warm welcome from Ben who left us some wine and food for our first night. Plaze is amazing, really comfortable and great vive with the guitars hang to the walls!! We recommend the place for any visitors from family/friends/couple etc! Thanks again from the (website hidden) crew!! ;-)
We spent in the apartment Behrend than 9 days and were very pleased with our holiday !
The apartment is large , comfortable, located in a beautiful area - close to the sea and not far from the city center. On the next street is a bus stop 95, which goes to Barcelona or to the center of Castelldefels , also to Barcelona by bus 94 , which stops too close to home
The apartment has everything you need for a comfortable life - a full kitchen with utensils , washing machine, TV and internet, comfortable beds . The apartment has two balconies, large balcony, a dining table and barbecue - we loved having breakfast there in the sunshine and have a candlelit dinner :)
The apartment is located on a quiet street in the shade of pine trees , so there will not be very hot . Outside there is a great pool , comfortable for both adults and children
But the most important thing that we liked about this house - its atmosphere . At Behrend beautiful collection of music (it turned out that our tastes much the same :)) and books , it is very nice to look at and read them
It seemed to us that Berend - a great guy, he greeted us with a bottle of good wine :) showed us the apartment , left a large folder with a detailed story about the house and the city , has left us some food and household products , called a taxi for us . It was a pleasure to chat with him :)
Without a doubt, we very much want to come back to settle in Castelldefels and apartments Behrend :) And of course we will recommend it to all your friends
Julia , Vadim and little Alice :)
Appartement très agréable tout confort. Nous avons passé un moment très sympathique dans cette résidence familiale mais calme. Nous avons apprécié le côté vivant de l'appartement avec des guitares et nombreux livres en guise de déco. Je recommande cette location pour des vacances entre amis.
I stayed at Berend's apartment for ten days in July/August 2013 with my two teenage children and we were absolutely happy and content with everything! Berend was very helpful, before and while we were there, and patiently answered all our questions.
As others have already said, the long, sandy beach is only a short footwalk away, the connection to the airport as well as to Barcelona via car, bus or train is excellent - and Castelldefels is a nice little town with a nice little town center (20 min. by foot or 10 by bus) with shops, bars, restaurants,... and not overrun by our kind, the tourists ;-). There is the natural park of Garraf nearby but unfortunately when we were there it was too hot to go hiking. A thing to do the next time we'll be there...
When we arrived Berend was very friendly & met us and provided loads of info on the local area.
The flat is exactly as described and very spacious and bright. We were 2 couples sharing and had loads of space. The BBQ is brilliant and the pool is fantastic for the hot afternoons (and the beach is only 200m away!)
It's a great spot as a base for visiting Barcelona too - there is a bus which you get from 50m away that takes you straight to the centre of Barcelona in 40mins, and costs less than 1 Euro with the T-10 ticket.
Our family (of 4 members) spent a week on July -13 in Berend´s apartment. The apartment was spacy, floor plan was functional and the terrace was really nice. The kids (3&5) loved the pool (which was just underneath of terrace). The building was ok and nicely bordered by high and beautiful pine trees which didn´t only make nice sight/feeling but also made the flat cool enough for Scandinavian to survive the heat. The beach was just couple of blocks away. The owner, Berend was really easy going bloke who was very helpful and reliable. I really can recommend this apt in Castelldefels!
Berend a great guy, good friend and an excellent travel buddy! He's lots of fun to hang out with loves his sports, an amazing Kitesurfer and super fun to go longboarding with. Also some of the best stories I have heard came from him. Berend is a great energy to be around and and he rips on the guitar! If you get a chance to spend some time with him fun is a guarantee!