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Ramblas Oasis,central. Spacious, comfortable, silence. Very close to everything

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Member since: 2005
Speaks English, French, German, Spanish, Italian, Mandarin
People7
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms1
Separate WC's1
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 3 nights

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Ramblas Oasis,central. Spacious, comfortable, silence. Very close to everything

People7
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms1
Separate WC's1
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 3 nights

Overview

Photos and Description of this 3 bedroom holiday apartment in Barrio Gotico - Vintage Barcelona Ciutat Vella

@Ramblas, great space, oasis in center. Walking distance to beach & Gaudi

VINTAGE BARCELONA APARTMENT:

Spacious, comfortable and quiet (doubleglazed and AC), near the beach and sites.

Located on the famous Rambla of Barcelona. Wifi. Spacious and quiet, AC, 3 large bedrooms. Decorated throughout in vintage style. Liceu Metro 30 seconds away. Plaza Catalunya 5 minutes walk. Beach 15 minutes walk, Gaudi's Casa Batllo, Casa Mila 15 minutes walk. Cathedral and Gothic Quarter 10 minutes walk. Supermarket 5 minutes walk.

******Free internet and local calls.

Cleaning included for stays of 4 nights and over.

Children under 6 - no charge.

**************Restaurant, cafes and entertainment recommendations.

24 hours concierge service. Insider Guide personalized to your likes about the property to help you uncover the true gems that make the area unique.

Check-in time is between 2:30pm and 9pm but earlier check in can be arranged if possible.

Check-out time is before 10:30 am but can arrange later check out if possible.

*****Last minute offers. Please write for more info :)

Lots of space, 3 bedroom apartment. Each bedroom with a double bed.

The apartment surface is 120 square meters (393 square feet).

Ideal central spot to use as hop on point to visit all Barcelona, easy and convenient. The apartment is located less than 10 min. walking of almost all the tourist attractions of Barcelona. Shopping, restaurants, bars and most attractions are close by.

2 bedrooms at the front, 1 big bedroom at the back, which allows better intimacy. Double bed in each bedroom + one single bed in the back bedroom. A cleaned apartment with fresh linen is always provided.

Living room and the main bedroom have big balcony overlooking the Ramblas, where you can enjoy a cup of coffee while watching the activities, music and energy of the most famous street in Barcelona. The apartment is located opposite the Liceu Opera House and 2 minutes from the world famous Boqueria food market.

The living room is sunny, with lots of space, sofa, TV and internet. There is a dining table next to the balcony. There is AC and double-glazing.

A fully equipped kitchen is provided where you can cook your fresh produce from the Boqueria Market. Microwave, washing machine, dishwasher, toaster, coffee maker... All necessities are provided and included (dishwasher soap, washing machine soap, trash bags etc)

Bathrooms are simple and clean. Fresh towels and hairdrier provided.

The property is located in the heart of Barcelona, with the Ramblas at your doorstep. This area is called Ciutat Vella or Barri Gotic (the historical Gothic Quarter).

The Gothic District passes between the two most important avenues of the old city, Via Laietana and Las Ramblas, and between the Catalonia square. And the sea is just ten minutes on foot from the apartment. A very pleasant walk through the harbour.

This District constitutes the heart of the old city of Barcelona where the walled Roman city was located (the origin of present Barcelona).

Also, the fantastic Art Noveau style Cafe de la Opera is close to the apartment. You can enjoy breakfast or some tapas. Good value for money.

The Ramblas is a street full of energy, colored flower stands and busy day and night.

Five minutes walking distance through the flower stands you can find the Boqueria market (listed among the best markets in the world). You can do grocery shopping (avoid the middle pricey stands ;) and you can buy nice fresh bread to go with your freshly brewed coffee.

Opposite the apartment there is a metro station (Metro Liceu) and buses (14 and 59) that will take you to the Olimpic Village or the beach area or Barceloneta, the old fisherman's neighbourhood in less than 15 minutes to enjoy some paella. Public transport is available to take you conveniently to all areas of Barcelona.

The apartment is antique, beautifully decorated in a vintage style, with art noveau lamps.

This is a family run apartment and we will all be happy to help you and assist you in anything we can to help you enjoy your holidays in Barcelona. We are travelers ourselves and we are familiar with the necessities when living abroad.

Keywords: Barcelona, Ramblas, Gothic Quarter, Barri Gotic, spacious, holiday, family, central, apartment, flat, city center, self catering, holiday rental, vacation rental, beach, gothic, tapas, antique, modernist, historical Barcelona

More Details
Suitability:
  • Events Allowed
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • pets considered
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Owner
Member since: 2005
Speaks English, French, German, Spanish, Italian, Mandarin
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
23 May, 2015

About The Owner

I am a Barcelona local who loves her city and is happy to share any recommendations and experiences that will help you enjoy Barcelona from local point of view, not intoxicated by tourists.

The Owner purchased this apartment in 2000

Why The Owner chose Barrio Gotico

Is a beautiful lively area in the center of the city. You will have a vintage experience, living in an apartment with curiosities and antique building and deco. Where ladies in the 19th century tried out their outfits, since it was once used as a tailor for the Opera House.

What makes this apartment unique

Enjoy the vibrant center of Barcelona and shopping and the Gotic quarter and the Cathedral are just around the cornder. Super central location, after long hours of walking, you enjoy a quick rest & stop at your apartment, for a quick break, for a snack and then you can go back to your tourist race. Grocery shopping in the Boqueria market and close by supermarkets, you can store some food at home and avoid spending extra money on overpriced touristic food.

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People7
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms1
Separate WC's1
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 3 nights
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Reviews

4.7
based on 43 holidaymaker reviews

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Ramblas Oasis,central. Spacious, comfortable, silence. Very close to everything
average rating of 4.6744184 based on 43 reviews
5

Great Time!

  • 5 of 5

Having a week off from the kids and needing a getaway, we decided on Barcelona. We had never visited Barcelona before and knew nothing about the layout of the city, so after umming and ahhing over a bunch of listings we plumped, luckily, for this gem.

Fantastic location! Smack dab in the middle of Barcelona, right on the rambla, you couldn't ask for an easier start each day to go do all the touristy things! There's a underground station just outside the door and across the road is the opera house. Even a walk to the big Bocaria market-place only takes a few minutes.

We just wanted to say thanks to Eli, the owner. Our plane was delayed and we were over an hour late getting from the airport to the flat. But she was still waiting for us, thank god, and gave us a great welcome and took her time taking us through her beautiful place. Lovely old decorations throughout and a great size. (It almost seemed a pity we hadn't brought the kids as there was tons of room. Almost!) The flat looks right out on the rambla, with two little balconies, where we sat out most evenings and had a glass of wine.

Barcelona is a big place, full of restaurants and bars and places to visit, but honestly it's very difficult to know where to start.

Thanks again Eli! She told us to call or text if we needed any help, so we did,...a few times.

She was so helpful and just added that extra something you are looking for when you get to a new city and don't know anyone, or even which direction to start walking in. She advised us on what areas were good to go out in, the best places to visit, where not to wander and gave us some great tips on some restaurants and bars she frequents, which turned out to be great advice and made us feel we had had a much more authentic stay. (Would you know where to go to have real 'Swiss chocolate and churros' with the locals?!)

And luckily she showed us how to keep our eyes open for the cities pickpockets, and we left with cameras and wallets intact.

Just wanted to say thanks again for looking after us Eli, you were a great host. We will definitely come visit Barcelona again! Maybe with the kids next time!

Thanks

M & C

  • Review Submitted: Apr 14, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Feb 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Matt, Thank you so much for your comments. As I told you, I travel a lot myself and I am VERY aware of how one feels as a tourist in a new city. I am born and raised in Barcelona and it is a pleasure that so many people want to visit and enjoy it, but that makes it too touristy and leads to visitors being overwhelmed. If I can help with some tips and try to lead you towards more local choices or whatever you prefer, it is an honour and a pleasure to share what I can. I am very glad to hear you had a nice time and will be happy if you visit again with your kids :) Hope your return home was not too traumatic and you keep enjoying. Sincerely, Eli
Buffalo, NY, US
5

Great spot in the center of everything

  • 5 of 5

This apartment gave us access to everything in the Old City in minutes. Spent a week there, still didn't touch all that we could have. Subway stop in front, endless bars, restaurants, shopping, parks and market within blocks. Safe, comfortable, very quiet despite the constant crowds on La Ramblas below. Eli was a generous help with direction and ideas. We didn't spend much time there but to sleep and prepare for the next outing, but it had plenty of room for 4 adults, clean and comfortable. Walk or quick train/taxi to all the Gaudi and other attractions, beaches, museums. Barcelona was a non-stop, diverse and friendly international experience for this family's first European vacation, and this apartment was the perfect place to start from.

  • Review Submitted: Apr 13, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Mar 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you very much for your comments and thank you for being such an understanding and generous guest too. Best wishes to you and your nice kids and husband.
5

LOVED this place!

  • 5 of 5

If you are expecting American standards like the Hilton, you may be disappointed. But if you want Barcelona and location, location, location, well, this is for you! After I saw the apt, I was relieved to know it was as expected: huge rooms, and CLEAN. We loved the huge doors that open to the balcony overlooking La Ramblas, and did I mention the WIFI? We were able to facetime and text our families any time. The two bedrooms at the front were VERY quiet, thanks to those massive double windows/doors, and the back bedroom was a little noisier but we slept soundly anyway. I did notice a bathtub in the photos, but the tub is now just a shower. The additional half bath came in handy since there were 4 women. The only problem we had was the stairs...my mother and her friend, both 80, struggled with their luggage but once we were up, all was fine. I will definitely recommend this apartment to my friends, and I will stay there again. Remember: location, clean, huge, 1.5 baths, wifi, great price! Sorry we didn't get to meet Eli as she was out of town. Next time, Eli!

  • Review Submitted: Apr 6, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Mar 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Marci, Thank you very much for your input, it is always much appreciated. It was a pleasure chatting with you via mail and I would for sure love to meet you next time. I am happy to hear that you had fun and enjoyed. Thank you!
Arizona
1

Not What We Paid For

  • 1 of 5

The morning of our departure, we were alerted that the apartment had been double booked. Strangely, we were the one's asked to give it up after several verification s of our arrival date and time.

Here is one:

The way to confirm the reservation is to pay in advance the reservation fee.

Just to confirm all details

Arrival Date: Sunday March 15th 2015

Departure Date: Friday March 20th 2015

Number of nights: 5

Number of persons: 3

The check-in time is between 2:30pm and 9pm.

Check-out time is before 10:30 am

With two hours until flight time, there was no other good option except to take an alternative apartment. The alternative place was far away from my business colleagues (yes only 1 km, but I had a broken leg) it was dark, looked out in to alley ways on all sides. The Born District is nice enough, BUT is not what I wanted nor paid for. Very disappointed.

Do you see how the price is listed as 2 euro? I think this is truly a bait and switch. If she get's a higher price for her place than she agreed with you, then she finds you something else that's empty the same week. The owner of the other place is just happy to have it filled, I suppose. Be cautious of this one. I have rented VRBO may times and this was by far the worst experience.

  • Review Submitted: Apr 3, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Mar 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
5

Wonderful stay

  • 5 of 5

Our family of four had a wonderful time at Eli's beautiful, spacious, clean and well equipped apartment. The rooms are generous and tastefully furnished, the kitchen is perfect for cooking quick and simple meals, the french doors opening onto the Ramblas were always inviting us to just look out and observe.

Before we even arrived at the apartment Eli was the most helpful host imaginable. She always responded immediately to our inquiries, sent us very helpful information and links, even sent us several addresses for garages to park in, and took the time to have a real conversation with us when we arrived, including giving us interesting and valuable information on where to shop, where to eat, what to avoid etc. in Barcelona. Thank you, Eli!!

The location is fabulous, at night we could just walk to dinner anywhere, during the day walk to shopping at the beautiful market nearby, and the subway stop is 1 minute away ... it was easy to get anywhere we wanted to go to. We often returned to the apartment during the early afternoon to rest and recover from sightseeing before we headed out again, and the central location was perfect for that.

Overall, we had a wonderful stay, the place could not have been better, and we would definitely return if we have a chance to visit Barcelona again.

  • Review Submitted: Mar 15, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: I am so glad to hear you had a good time and it is a pleasure to have been able to contribute to it a bit. I travel a lot and I know how important it is to receive some guidance when one arrives to a new place. Im so happy I could help! :)
Canada
5

Fabulous apartment!

  • 5 of 5

It has taken a bit for me to write this but the apartment was wonderful. It is so comfortable and centrally located..walking to the world famous market, along Las Ramblas or even to the beach was perfect for our family of 5. Our kids are big, so there was lots of space for them to relax and have some down time. I think the best thing was the character of the place though, or the advice/info we got about Barcelona. Our stay was wonderful!

  • Review Submitted: Jan 2, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Im sorry it took so much for me to answer you too. But wanted to thank you for your review. Best wishes

Location

Nearest Airport
18 Kilometres
Barcelona Aeroport del Prat
Nearest Train
900 Metres
Renfe Rodalies Plaza Catalunya
Nearest Restaurant
3 Metres
Cafe del Liceu
Nearest Beach
3 Kilometres
Platja de la Barceloneta
Car: not necessary

Nightlife, Promenade, Typical Markets, Grocery Shopping, Terraces and Cafes, sightseeing, shopping

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Refundable Damage Deposit €300.00
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Facilities

Accommodation and facilities for this holiday apartment in Barrio Gotico in Ciutat Vella

Property Type:
  • apartment
  • floor 2
Meals:
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 120 m²
Location Type:
  • Monument View ...
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet ...
Kitchen:
  • 2 Ring Stove
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 7 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • 1 Separate WC
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , +sink mirror
    Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , sink + mirror
  • Walk in shower
Bedrooms:
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 7
  • Opera Room - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed , Nice balcony with morning sun and view to a Ramblas tree :)
    Opereta Room - 1 Double Bed
    Garden Workshop Room - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed , 1 Single Bed , Big Spacious room with a balcony overviewing a green area
  • Children Beds Available , Baby Cribs can also be provided as well as other children utensils (chair, bath...)
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • Television
Outside:
  • Balcony ...
  • Bicycles ...
Suitability:
  • Events Allowed
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome ...
  • pets considered
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Onsite Services:
  • Concierge
Attractions:
  • cinemas
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • live theatre
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
  • Boating
  • horse riding
  • outlet shopping
  • Shopping
  • sight seeing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • Basketball Court
  • cycling
  • golf
  • jet skiing
  • Kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • rafting
  • sailing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing

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