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Stunning 18th Fl. Penthouse-Style Apt. Overlooking City, Ocean, WiFi

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Member since: 2006
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Speaks English, Spanish
People7
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms2
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 3 - 5 nights

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Calendar last updated:
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Stunning 18th Fl. Penthouse-Style Apt. Overlooking City, Ocean, WiFi

People7
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms2
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 3 - 5 nights

Overview

Photos and Description of this 3 bedroom holiday apartment in Forum Diagonal Mar

Apartment, 3 Bedrooms + Office, 2 Baths, (Sleeps 7) Free WiFi

This is a unique penthouse-style apartment. Situated in the chic neighbourhood of Diagonal Mar. Set in a parkland / lakeside setting overlooking the ocean. It is in the Sant Marti quarter, near Port Olympic and only a short distance from fashionable stores, hotels (e.g. Hotel Arts & Casino), and scores of restaurants, theatres, museums and all the places of historical and sporting interest. The apartment is only 300 metres from miles and miles of Barcelona' best beaches.

Barcelona is the vibrant and colourful capital of Catalonia. The city is peppered with many of Gaudi's modernistic and daring architecture, the pinnacle of which is the famously unfinished Sagrada Familia Cathedral.

Owner's Comments:

This is our home when we are in Barcelona and we love it. It has been furnished as a home as befits this sophisticated environment and setting. Torre Sur, Illa de Llac a dramatic slim tower - with only four apartments per floor - and its surroundings, designed by the world-renowned architect Enric Miralles, is not a holiday-type complex. It is a small residential community inhabited by some of Barcelona's most urban professionals.

Staying in this special setting offers visitors an exceptional opportunity to enjoy and share in an exclusive enclave, whilst respecting that your/our neighbours are at home and going about their daily professional lives. If you appreciate the finer points of a unique holiday in Barcelona, then you will love this experience.

However, if what you want, from a visit/vacation/business trip to Barcelona, is an action-packed location or party setting with lots of other like-minded holidaymakers, then this is not the place to rent or to stay in. You will be disappointed and you will have upset our friends and neighbours.

Keywords: Penthouse style Apartment with pool and views of beach, park and city. Central location

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Suitability:
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • limited accessibility
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
Owner
Member since: 2006
Call Owner
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Speaks English, Spanish
Response time:
Within a few days
Response rate:
20%
Calendar last updated:
23 April, 2015

About The Owner

We are a professional couple who live in Dublin Ireland

The Owner purchased this apartment in 2004

Why The Owner chose Forum Diagonal Mar

Barcelona has everything - beaches, parks, and an amazing cultural, sports and gastronomic life. The home of Gaudi, Picasso, Miro and so many more. It is alive year round.

What makes this apartment unique

The Illa de Llac complex is arguably one of the best in the city - set in 17 ha park overlooking lake, the city and the beach with own concierge, pools, gym, short-tennis, safe for families. 24 hour security. FREE WiFi. Beside the best shopping complex in Barcelona (90 shops, restaurants etc). Yet only 5 minutes from the beach and 12 minutes by Metro or taxi to the city centre.

Guestbook comments from the owner

Thank you for your excellent appt in Barcelona. We had a great time in this cracking city and would hope to return in the not too distant future. AC & Family N. Ireland, August. 2014
Aug 2014
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Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms2
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 3 - 5 nights
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Reviews

4.5
based on 4 holidaymaker reviews

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Stunning 18th Fl. Penthouse-Style Apt. Overlooking City, Ocean, WiFi
average rating of 4.5 based on 55 reviews
Portland, Oregon, USA
5

Amazing views, clean, great apartment in Barcelona

  • 5 of 5

The pictures don't do the apartment or the views justice! We stayed for a week, and were very happy with our choice. The owner was easy to deal with, and he answered all of my questions, and I had many! I decided to not worry too much about the older reviews, because a lot can change over the years. We have rented quite a few homes in Europe before this, and I think I have realistic expectations about beds, etc.. We loved this apartment! The views are crazy, everything was comfy, the 2 full bathrooms were roomy with good showers. The kitchen is very well-equipped, and is a nice size, plenty of room for 2 cooks. It was great to have a washer and drier, and the washer worked very well. I couldn't get the drier to work properly, so better instructions would be nice, or a repair if needed. The apartment was clean, and the AC was wonderful after a long day of site-seeing in the July heat. The only things I think the apartment needs are; better appliance instructions, a notebook of current dining and site-seeing recommendations, better linens, and more bath towels. The location was convenient to 2 subway stops, and right across from a huge mall with everything including a grocery store. The owner gave us advice about getting there and getting a cab to the airport. I was nervous about the picking-up of the key process, but it all went as planned. There is no greeter for the apartment, but we did have numbers to call in case of emergency, which thankfully we never needed. Having a greeter would make things simpler, but the extra effort to find the people at the mall with the key was worth it in the end. There are several hotels very close by, and we simply rolled our bags to the nearest taxi line on Saturday AM. I would definitely rent this apartment again, we had a great stay.

  • Review Submitted: Mar 3, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
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Apartment review

  • 3 of 5

The owner has asked that I revise my review because of several " inaccuracies and misunderstandings."

Quiet, near beaches and a large mall with great grocery store. Easy public transportaion to points of interest. Furnishings are average, all beds are futon type, typically found in Spain. From owner- "none of the beda are futons as described. In fact they are the most expensive bed available at Corte Ingles (Cost €850 euros per single unit!). They are self moulding mattresses. In the master bedroom the beds are also electric to allow users individual postures and heights." They were comfortable, but Americans don't be surprised when they look like futons - single mattress on wood slats.

Kitchen had everything needed to cook (low end pans but adequate for those who love to cook) including oil and spices and french press coffee maker. Bought large pot to boil pasta / make fabada (soup) and matches to light stove (both lighters in drawer were empty). Dryer did not work.

No soap gel for showers but there were ceramic hand soap dispensers on the counter with soap. Plenty of hot water.

There was a note when we arrived on Saturday that heat/airconditioner were not working but would be repaired on Tuesday - repairmen showed up on Thursday without forewarning. No emails or contact from anyone concerning this issue. The weather was moderate so we did not suffer.

Balconey chairs in picture are not the same and are not comfortable to sit in for any length.

We are still awaiting our deposit due to "change in electronic banking system from code cards to new code handheld machines. This took over 3 weeks to get from the bank" and owner going into hosiptal.

All in all, we had a good stay and just point out the minor negatives so you know what you are getting for the price you pay to rent this apartment.

  • Review Submitted: May 24, 2011
  • Date of Stay: Apr 2011
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We regret that this guest has been inconvenienced. Several mishaps unfortunately including change in banking security systems and owners indisposition. Deposit was returned in full. We would welcome this guest to return again in the future. Thank you for the constructive comments they help us to improve our guest offering. Owner
Ridgecrest, CA
5

Guestbook Comment

  • 5 of 5

What a great place to stay in Barcelona. Three couples for 3 nights before a cruise in November. We all just loved this apartment. Great location, wonderful views, very comfortable beds. When we go back to Barcelona this apartment will be first on our list of places to stay!

  • Review Submitted: Feb 8, 2009
  • Date of Stay: Jan 2009
  • Source: HomeAway
5

Guestbook Comment

  • 5 of 5

Thanks for making our stay in Barcelona so enjoyable. The apartment was modern & very well equipped. And what an unbelievable view!

  • Review Submitted: Oct 5, 2007
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2007
  • Source: HomeAway

Location

Nearest Airport
12 Kilometres
Barcelona El Prat International
Nearest Barpub
250 Metres
Diagonal Mar Centro Commercial
Nearest Ferry
2 Kilometres
Majorca, Ibiza and Menorca. Also Genoa Italy
Nearest Golf
5 Miles
Barcelona Club Real de Golf
Nearest Train
1 Miles
TGV
Nearest Motorway
2 Kilometres
Ronda Littoral
Nearest Restaurant
250 Metres
Centro Commercial Diagonal Mar
Nearest Ski
80 Miles
Molina
Nearest Beach
300 Metres
Mar Bella Beach
Car: not necessary

Extraordinary fashionable and safe location - shopping, restaurants, beaches, parks and the most spectacular views over the city, the ocean, the mountains, and Gaudi's masterpiece Sagrada Familia. Just 10 minutes by taxi or metro to downtown, Free WiFi for guests.

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Prices & Availability

From €200 Nightly

Prices for this holiday apartment in Forum Diagonal Mar, Sant Marti

Rental Basis:
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
 
High Season
21 May 2015 - 16 Oct 2015
4 night minimum stay
€1,200
for 4 nights
From
€300
€2,100
 
 
Mid Shoulder
17 Oct 2015 - 13 Nov 2015
3 night minimum stay
€750
for 3 nights
From
€250
€1,750
 
 
Special Low season
14 Nov 2015 - 20 Dec 2015
3 night minimum stay
€600
for 3 nights
From
€200
€1,400
 
 
Christmas?New Year
21 Dec 2015 - 9 Jan 2016
5 night minimum stay
€1,625
for 5 nights
From
€325
€2,275
 

Additional pricing information

Refundable Damage Deposit €350.00
Notes 33% deposit when confirming booking. Balance payable 45-days before arrival. Payment can be made via PayPal or electronic bank transfer.
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Facilities

Accommodation and facilities for this holiday apartment in Forum Diagonal Mar in Sant Marti

Property Type:
  • apartment
  • floor 18
Meals:
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 1300 sq. ft.
  • 2 stories
Location Type:
  • Beach View
  • Lake View
  • Lakefront
  • Monument View ...
  • Mountain View
  • Ocean View
  • resort
  • Water View
Theme:
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Air Conditioning
  • Broadband Access ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Lift ...
  • Fitness Room / Equipment
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet ...
Kitchen:
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator
Dining:
  • Dining Area
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
  • 2
Bedrooms:
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 7
  • Queen size Beds (1), Double Beds (1), Twin or Single Beds (1), Baby Cribs (1), Sleep Sofa or Futons (1)
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Video Player
Outside:
  • Balcony ...
  • Terrace ...
  • Tennis ...
  • 6 garden chairs
Suitability:
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • limited accessibility
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool
Attractions:
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • library
  • live theatre
  • marina
  • museums
  • naturist beach
  • playground
  • recreation centre
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • Boating
  • gambling casinos
  • scenic drives
  • Shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • Hot Air Ballooning
  • jet skiing
  • Parasailing
  • pier fishing
  • Racquetball
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • snorkelling
  • Snorkeling/Diving
  • bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing

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