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2 great Attics. Beautiful terraces.Different spots, same area: S.Caterina-Born - 'THE TRAFALGAR PENTHOUSE', lift, 2 bedrooms, big terrace, Center Town

People6
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms1
Space 592 sq. ft.
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 2 - 6 nights

Overview

Description

'THE TRAFALGAR PENTHOUSE', lift, 2 bedrooms, big terrace, Center Town

Exact adress is 3 Bruc street, in the cross with Trafalgar street. The apartment has a perfect distribution that take profit of each corner to make it bright and spacious. With each of the two rooms separated by the wide open space where we find dining, living room and kitchenette. Giving each room its own privacy. All double beds.

And every room, every wall, every corner windows to enjoy the large terrace surrounding the apartment. Bright spaces with views of sun, sky and rooftops.

In the living room, a sofa bed can accommodate up to 6 people.

The apartment has a fully equipped kitchen with everything you need for cooking: oven, microwave, dishwasher, etc ...

Thanks to be at the very top of the building and is surrounded by a large terrace, the apartment is quiet and peaceful, no noise from the street or traffic. Take time to enjoy there a nice dinner or a sunny breakfast. :-)

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About the property

2 attics, 2 terraces, 2 spots

I own 2 different attics penthose with beautiful terraces in center town of Barcelona, around Santa Caterina marquet.

The smallest one I call it 'THE GREEN PENTHOUSE BORN', as It is ecologic, and full of flowers and plants all over my loved terrace. It's located in Born area.

This is a charming attic apartment with a stunning 40m2 terrace with view all over Barcelona 360º panoramic. Located on the 5th floor WITHOUT elevator but a cozy stair. It sleeps up to 4 people(1 double bedroom queen size mattress and 1 double-sofa bed). All the apartment has a lot of natural light.

The terrace is private (40m2), just for my host tu be used. Located over the apartment, not in front. I love plants and flowers. I love to keep my terrace as my little green and blue paradise, where to enjoy nice breakfasts or lovely dinners under stars. You will not believe how quiet it is at night... making you feel as you where in some little town of the countryside. There are a big table and 4 chairs of wood with the ecological certificate FSC. The terrace is also equipped with a deckchair, hammock and a little barbecue.

The apartment has a fully-equipped kitchen featuring cooker with microwave, fridge-freezer, toaster, coffee-machine and washing machine. The apartment has a cosy living room with TV, CD/Radio and a bathroom.

There is ADSL internet fast wifi conection, only for my guests to be used. Not sharing it with any one else. So perfect running. There is also an old computer with webcam and international tv chanels, enough to check mails. There is air-conditioning and electric heater.

The apartment is equipped with Bed linen and covers.Towels. And all needed to be enjoyed fully.

The Green Penthouse BORN commitment: All energy used in my apartment is 100 % clean sorces.

No nueclear.

No gas.

No coal.

No fuel.

Walking distance of all major attractions in the city (8 minutes to La Catedral, 15 minutes to the beach), and surranded by nice bars, cafés, restaurants, bakeries and all trendy shops you will need.

The other attic of mine, the biggest one, with 2 bedrooms and lif, I call it: 'THE MUSIC PALACE PENTHOUSE', as it is close to the 'El Palau de la musica' , a modernist theater where play great music.

The apartment has a perfect distribution that take profit of each corner to make it bright and spacious. With each of the two rooms separated by the wide open space where we find dining, living room and kitchenette. Giving each room its own privacy. All double beds.

And every room, every wall, every corner windows to enjoy the large terrace surrounding the apartment. Bright spaces with views of sun, sky and rooftops.

In the living room, a sofa bed can accommodate up to 6 people.

The apartment has a fully equipped kitchen with everything you need for cooking: oven, microwave, dishwasher, etc ...

Thanks to be at the very top of the building and is surrounded by a large terrace, the apartment is quiet and peaceful, no noise from the street or traffic. Take time to enjoy there a nice dinner or a sunny breakfast. :-)

Area: BORN-Santa Caterina.

On the opposite side of Barcelona’s Gothic quarter, separated by Via Laietana, is the barrio of Born. Although it’s similar in many ways to its Gothic neighbour, it doesn’t draw the same number of tourists. Since the 1980s it has provided a focal point for the city´s artistic scene and now boasts some of the highest property prices in the city – like many other parts of Barcelona it has moved on substantially from its down-at-heel roots to attain such desirability. Attractions in this area streets are everywhere – the opulent Modernisme of the Palau de la Música, the post-modern Mercat de Santa Caterina, and the Gothic splendour of the basilica Santa Maria del Mar – are all within 10 minutes’ walk of each other. The area is also home to the acclaimed Picasso museum. Another advantage is being located right next to Parc de la Ciutadella, where you can get a break from the narrow streets of the old town. Born is right in the centre of Barcelona and as a result it provides a well-placed and characterful base from which to explore the rest of the city.

LEGAL LICENSE: HUTB-002370

Kids under 3 years old don't pay extra. Olders count as guest.

The landlord also provides a baby cot free of charge. Ask for it if you need it.

No parties are allowed. Nor in the flat nor in the terrace. please respect the neighborg.

EXTRAS:

Please note: For arrivals from 20.00hrs to 23.00hrs there is a supplement of 25.00€. This is increased to 40€ if your arrival is after 23.00hrs. This charge is not included in the price quoted below.

During next periods there is a minimum stay of 6 nights:

*Primavera Sound week (28/05 to 1/06 - dates may change every year)

*Sonar festival (18 to 21 june - dates may change every year)

*New Year

*3GSM (23/02 to 1/03 -dates may change every year)

*Semana Santa/ Holy Week

In July and August there is a minimun stay of 5 nights except gaps.

To confirm the booking there is 2 ways:

A- Using my personal paypal/bank transfer/INTANT QUOTE 35% in advance. And the balance by cash at check in.

B- 35% using INSTANT QUOTE. Balance is needed 2 weeks prior arrival (2th payment has a 3% extra fee unless paid cash or Paypal avoiding any transaction fee to me)

Cancellation policy: 90% refund if canceled at least 30 days arrival, 50% prior 10 days (less bankfees)

2 nights stay have a 20% extra charge

Green Born Tourist licence: HUTB-002370

Trafalgar Tourist licence: HUTB-004205

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Registration Number : HUTB-004205

Owner
Victor Bello
Member since: 2013
Speaks English, Spanish, catalan
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
16 December, 2017

About Victor Bello

I'm from Barcelona. Photographer. I live and work here.

I love traveling around the world.

Both for living and traveling, i love (I need it!!) to see the sun and the sky from the place i am staying. Open views please! Most of my apartment are attics with amazing views over the city or to wide areas. Come and enjoy it!

Victor Bello purchased this apartment in 2001

What makes this apartment unique

No doubt, the best things of my 2 apartments are the unbeatable location and their terraces. It is really something. It gives you happyness when you are there.

Choosing the 'GREEN PENTHOUSE BORN' you will enjoy a 360ª panoramic view of Barcelona center and even farther. From there you can see the amazing Sagrada Familia, the Gotic cathedral, Santa Maria del Mar church, Tibidabo montain, Montjuic montain, Twin Towers, Agbar building, etc... THE WHOLE CITY.

In both apartments, it's a great plus enjoying the sun during the day or the stars over your head at dinner time . To have breakfast there is the best way to start knowing the city. At the end of the day, there is no better place to rest!! I love to keep it as nice as possible because it really give me happyness. You will not believe how quiet are both terraces at night... making you feel as you where in some little town of the countryside.

Choosing 'THE TRAFALGAR PENTHOUSE' you wiil be abble to see how is a tipical 'patio' of a Eixample cuarter. And you will enjoy a lift. jeje

Location

Nearest Airport
14 Kilometres
Barcelona el Prat aiport
Nearest Ferry
1 Kilometres
Port Vell
Nearest Train
800 Metres
Estacion de Francia
Nearest Motorway
2 Kilometres
Ronda Litoral
Nearest Restaurant
50 Metres
El Mosquito
Nearest Beach
1 Miles
La Barceloneta
Car: not necessary

Area: Santa Caterina-BORN- Urquinaona subway

The Born area is opposite the Gothic, separated by the Via Laietana, and next to the Barceloneta, a short walk from the main beaches of the city.

Since the 80s the Born has become one of the most artistic and flamboyant city, becoming arguably the most fashionable area of Old Town. The monuments of this district are innumerable - opulent modernism Palau de la Música, the Mercat de Santa Caterina contemporary and gothic splendor of the church of Santa Maria del Mar - and are all within a few minutes walk. Another key attraction of the area is the Picasso Museum exalted. A great advantage is to be located next to the Parc de la Ciutadella, where you can relax so much historic center alleyway. El Born is right in the center of Barcelona and therefore will provide a basis expressive and well placed for exploring the rest of the city.

And among all these places of interest, one will enjoy the narrow streets lost iran will discover lovely shops, squares with terraces, or any corner where you get a great picture. And of course the huge gastronomic offer and bars, where to dine or enjoy a delicious Mojito.

The Born adjoins the Barceloneta old fishermen district and today posedora of the best beaches in the city. A lovely 25-minute walk from my house, across the harbor and this particular neighborhood, will take you to the beach of Barceloneta. Where you can swim from April until almost November. Thanks to the warm climate of our city.

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Notes

To confirm the booking there is 2 ways:
A- Using my personal paypal/bank transfer 50% in advance. And the balance by cash at check in (or Paypal in Friends mode to avoid pay an extra 3% commission).
B- 35% using INSTANT QUOTE. Balance is needed 2 weeks prior arrival (2th payment has a 3% extra fee unless paid cash). (or Paypal in Friends mode to avoid pay an extra 3% commission).


Facilities

Accommodation and facilities for 'THE TRAFALGAR PENTHOUSE', lift, 2 bedrooms, big terrace, Center Townin Sant Pere - Santa Caterina i la Ribera in Ciutat Vella

Property Type:
  • apartment
  • floor 5
Building Type:
  • building
Meals:
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 592 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • smoking allowed ...
Location Type:
  • beach
  • city centre
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Air Conditioning
  • Lift ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Room 1 - 1 Double Bed
    - 1 Double Bed
  • Both rooms have big windows.
Entertainment:
  • Television
Outside:
  • Balcony ...
  • Veranda
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Attractions:
  • arboretum
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • duty free shops
  • forests
  • library
  • live theatre
  • marina
  • museums
  • naturist beach
  • playground
  • pond
  • recreation centre
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • theme parks
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • eco tourism
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • ice skating
  • mountain climbing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing

Reviews

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'THE TRAFALGAR PENTHOUSE', lift, 2 bedrooms, big terrace, Center Town
average rating of 4.4210525 based on 19 reviews
5

Great location with fun terrace!

  • 5 of 5

My boyfriend and his adult son and his girlfriend spent two weeks in the Trafalgar penthouse in October 2017. The apartment is comfortable and the terrace is fun to enjoy wine and the spirit of the city in the evening. The space is located very close to Metro stops making it convenient to get around the city. It is also close walking distance to many of the local sites and restaurants. We had a wonderful trip. Our host was very helpful.

  • Review Submitted: 02-Nov-2017
  • Date of Stay: October 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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4

Great attic apartment in a great location

  • 4 of 5

We had a lovely stay in this apartment. Victor and his associate Flor took very good care of us, from stocking the fridge with some initial supplies, to giving us a tour of the apartment, to checking in on us during our stay to be sure everything fine (which it was), to ordering a taxi for the trip to the airport. Flor even texted me to let me know the taxi was on the way! There are two bedrooms. The one with an AC has two single beds which can be moved together. The other room has a double and a fan (which we found to be comfortable). The kitchen is well-appointed right down to a cork screw. The nespresso makes a pretty darned good espresso. There's a dishwasher and also a washing machine. We were on the 5th floor, but there is an elevator (it stopped working the last couple of days, but wasn't a big deal.) I think if you're unable to climb several flights of stairs you should probably avoid places with small elevators. The outside terrace wraps around the building letting you pick your spot in the shade. There are views but as in the pic beside this review, somewhat restricted. But the location is stellar. You're right by El Born (Victor will tell you about the passage shortcut into the neighborhood. It's a five minute walk to the Arc d' Triumph and 5-10 to the Cathedral and Barri Gotic. There is a supermarket, an organic market, and a French market (if you've just got to have your foi gras) a block away. If you're a runner, you can run to the Arc, then down around the park to the beach. Take a left or a right to run on the boardwalk. It's easy to put together a 10K and fun to run along the beach. You'll probably find yourself stopping to take a picture now and then, but hey, it's a vacation, so you get to pause!

I would definitely recommend this apartment for the hospitality of Victor and Flor, and for the excellent location.

  • Review Submitted: 10-Jul-2017
  • Date of Stay: July 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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4

Great location ,all things needed were supplied

  • 4 of 5

Great location the unit is clean and tidy centrally located for easy walks around the gothic area ,the beds are a little hard and the wifi irregular apart from that it did the job nicely

  • Review Submitted: 24-May-2017
  • Date of Stay: May 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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4

Great location

  • 4 of 5

A cute apartment, in a great location. Dont come if you expect a pristine , hotel style environment. Would be good for a family as it has a large outdoor terrace. The apartment is fine as it is, but with a little bit more attention to detail it could be great. Bathroom is basic. We enjoyed walking to many locations from here and having good metro access. Elevator to 3rd floor so you need to be able negotiate two lots of stairs. Access to terrace is by stepping out the window. So again some mobility required for that. Overall a good apartment in a old town location . Very quiet at night. Lounge and one bedroom are air conditioned. Wooden window shutters keep heat out during the day.

  • Review Submitted: 15-May-2017
  • Date of Stay: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Perfect!

  • 5 of 5

The whole experience was perfect. Victor and Flor set the standard for us. Before we even arrived, we received an information packet via email about great restaurants around town, music, and other helpful info about the area. Flor greeted us when we arrived and showed us the property as well as gave great recommendations for food places nearby.

The apartment itself was perfect for our needs. Having a two-year-old, we spent most nap times out on the terrace reading or just chatting and taking in the sun and general ambiance of Barcelona. The kitchen was well stocked with anything we needed for cooking.

We quickly fell in love with Barcelona and loved the location of the apartment. We walked to beautiful Citadel Park a few times and spent time wandering the charming streets in the neighborhood. There's a metro stop just at the end of the street as well as shops, restaurants, and grocery stores nearby. Always something to do.

Thank you for sharing your beautiful place with us!

  • Review Submitted: 05-Apr-2017
  • Date of Stay: March 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Perfect Sant Pere location, comfortable apartment with a huge terrace

  • 5 of 5

Our month-long stay spanned the run up to Christmas until the Epiphany celebrations; and if you happen to be there the Three Kings parade on the evening of 5th January is unmissable.

Booking the apartment was relatively straightforward and Victor and Flor were extremely helpful and accommodating throughout. In advance of arrival Flor kept in contact with us and met us at exactly the time arranged.

This apartment forms the top floor of the building, there is a lift for the first few floors with the final floor accessed by an easy flight of stairs.

The apartment is attractively presented and with two private double bedrooms (one double, one king; both with doors) with a further sofa bed in the living room, I'd say it is ample space for 4 people - more would be a squeeze. The toilet and shower room is pretty small but served us well. The washing machine works well and there's a line outside on the terrace to dry clothes.

The huge, quiet terrace is accessed via a large window (which could be tricky for the less able bodied person).

Overall, we absolutely loved the place and had a marvellous time. It is a wonderful peaceful spot in a beautiful part of town which is easily navigated on foot and we'd happily stay there again.

  • Review Submitted: 09-Jan-2017
  • Date of Stay: December 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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