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Walk to Gaudi's Buildings - High Ceilings

People4
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms1
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 3 nights

Overview

About the property

Apartment, 2 Bedrooms, 1 Bath, (Sleeps 4)

Description of the apartment -

· Beautiful 2 bedroom apartment with a glass-enclosed balcony on the 5th floor of an 100-year-old Art Nouveau building, renovated outside and inside. The floors are still the original colorful mosaic, and the ceilings are 9 feet high. There is an elevator, air conditioning, central heating, and a full kitchen with granite countertop, pots & pans, dishes, etc. One full bathroom with toilet, sink, and half-tub with shower. The living room has a dining table and chairs, a sofa, a 21-inch TV, DVDs, etc. You can see the tips of La Sagrada Familia from the enclosed balcony.

The apartment fits one to four although an occupancy of three-maximum four would be the ideal for the size.

In case your dates are not available in this apartment, we have seven other 2 bedroom apartments in the same building. Please see our other VRBO ads or our website.

Description of location -

· The apartment is located in the beautiful Eixample, halfway between Gaudi's La Pedrera (also known as Casa Milà) on the Passeig de Gracia, and Gaudi's La Sagrada Familia, just a ten-minute walk from either one. Casa Amatller and Casa Batlló are at the same short distance as well. The Eixample district has the most beautiful Art Nouveau architecture in the city dating from the last half of the XIX century.

There are many cafes, restaurants, tapas bars, and shops in the neighborhood also. The 115-year-old Market of La Concepció, where you can do your grocery shopping in a traditional setting, is just 200 meters from the apartment. This market has fresh meat, fruits & vegetables, cheeses, etc. as well as a florist and a grocery store with a good selection of local wines.

The Eixample is recommended as a convenient location to see all the different sights around the city, but not as crowded as the Old City. You can get a taste of real local life.

Transportation -

· There is a bus stop on the corner right by the apartment that will take you to almost all the places of interest in the city, if you don't feel like walking. The city buses are nice and modern, and run often. The apartment is also less than 5 minutes walking from the metro station of Verdaguer, on both the yellow and blue lines. The upscale shopping street, Passeig de Gracia, is just 1 stop away, though you can easily walk there from the apartment. Plaza Catalunya (the very center of the city and also walkable) and the start of Las Ramblas is just a 6 minute metro ride away, and the beaches are just a 10 minute ride. There is also a parking garage close to the apartment, although renting a car in Barcelona is not recommended.

About the management -

· We are a family company and we manage our own holiday apartments or furnished homes in three cities: 25 in Barcelona (Spain), 6 in Istanbul (Turkey) and 2 in Dallas (Texas, US)

Keywords: Apartment

More Details
Registration Number : HUTB-001306

Owner
Lauren and Fernando Negre
Member since: 2003
Speaks English, Spanish, Russian
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
90%
Calendar last updated:
18 September, 2018

Guestbook comments from the owner

Staying at the Valencia A apartments was one of the highlights of our trip to Spain. The apartment exceeded our expectations and I have told my friends and family this will be the place I choose to stay anytime I come to Barcelona. The location was great, the apartment was spacious and I loved having a balcony and rooftop terrace. I want to thank you for all your help with booking and answering my questions. We had an amazing trip and I think having a place to call home for the week greatly contributed to a memorable trip. Hope to make it back to Barcelona soon! Eric, New York, NY
Nov 2009
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Facilities

Accommodation and facilities for this holiday apartment around the Dreta de l'Eixample around the Eixample

Property Type:
  • apartment
Meals:
  • Self-catering
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 16:00 / Check-out: 11:00
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • city centre
General:
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Computer Available ...
  • Lift
  • Garage ...
  • Linens Provided
  • Mobile Phone ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
Kitchen:
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator
Dining:
  • Dining Area
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Double Beds (1) 140x200cm, Twin or Single Beds (2), Baby Cribs (1) available on request
Entertainment:
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Video Library
Outside:
  • Balcony ...
  • Terrace ...
Attractions:
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • Shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • sailing
  • swimming
Notes:
central heating, toaster, kettle, coffee maker, iron, ironing board, hair-dryer, double-glazed windows

Reviews

Very Good! 4.1/5 -
(31 traveller reviews)

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Walk to Gaudi's Buildings - High Ceilings
average rating of 4.129032 based on 43 reviews
5

A fantastic apartment; great location, close to everything that makes Barcelona a great city.

  • 5 of 5

We were so pleased with the apartment. From the very beginning, our communication with Lauren and Fernando Negre was personable and timely. They answered all of our pre-trip questions and their greeter was so responsive to our needs.

The apartment is located in a community, not the tourist section of town. It was a quick walk to Metro and bus lines that took us all over the city. Our greeter met us when we arrived, made sure we were comfortable in the apartment, and pointed out the local grocery store and other conveniences as well as places of interest in Barcelona.

There were 3 of us in the apartment and we never felt crowded. The small Juliet balcony gave us a view of the city streets, and the common room was just the right size. We were on the fifth floor and never was bothered by street noise.

The "gem" of the apartment was the rooftop with its panoramic views of the city. There were a number of tables and chairs in various corners of the roof. Lucky for us, there was a full moon during our stay so we spent the evenings on the roof enjoying some wine and a spectacular view.

When I return to Barcelona I intend to stay at one of Lauren and Fernando's properties. I would give a rating higher than 5 stars if there was one. Thank you Lauren and Fernando for making us feel welcome during our time in Barcelona.

  • Review Submitted: 03-Aug-2018
  • Date of Stay: July 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

An amazing apartment!

  • 5 of 5

We had an incredible time in the city, no doubt partly down to this amazing apartment. It was clean and spacious, with an amazing roof terrace. The location was perfect for getting all around the city, and it really did make our trip so much better. The owners were helpful and easy to contact. We are already planning a trip back next year and wouldn’t hesitate to stay here again!

  • Review Submitted: 21-Jun-2018
  • Date of Stay: May 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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4

Well placed, clean and customer oriented

  • 4 of 5

Excellent rate price per quality. Very good management, well placed. I recommend it!

  • Review Submitted: 10-Jan-2018
  • Date of Stay: December 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Newbury Park, CA
4

Great service from host, apartment pretty good

  • 4 of 5

We really enjoyed our stay in Barcelona. The host was helpful when I needed to call for questions but the cleaning person is who really stood out. She came by when we couldn't get the washing machine to work. She couldn't either but offered to do my laundry for me. Thats what I call outstanding service! The apartment is in a great location but could use some updating, especially the living room rug. Bathroom very small. Master bedroom gets street noise but the smaller bedroom was nice and quiet.

  • Review Submitted: 17-Oct-2017
  • Date of Stay: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Phoenix
3

Great location...could be awesome....needs a little love

  • 3 of 5

First, the positive--Location just couldn't really be better. Less than 10 minutes walk to La Sagrada Familia, longer to Las Ramblas, not too far from the Gothic Quarter, near food and drink and wonderful bakeries. Very close to Passeig de Sant Joan, a major artery. On a reasonably busy street, but not noisy at all. The air con worked great. The washer/dryer worked fine, although instructions on how to use it would be appreciated. We've never used an all in one device and figuring out how to use the dryer was comical. The mosaic tile floor was worn, but beautiful.

On the downside, the unit felt tired--like it needed a thorough deep cleaning, about $500 worth of renovation and a little love. Although it was perfectly suitable, the pictures make it look nicer than we found it to be. The bathroom, and especially the bathtub is TINY! I've been in RVs with larger bathtubs. Would be far better if it were just a shower. Getting in and out of the tub was kind of scary. Also, the shower wand had the wrong holder, so water sprayed onto the front of the tub and leaked out the front of the tub. A pipe running across the front of the shower prevented us from sealing the curtain against the wall. We rigged the wand (with a razor cover) so that it didn't flood the floor, but should we have to? The correct holder and a shut off valve would make it much better. Towels were miserably scratchy. The kitchen was also tiny (expected), and not equipped to cook (unexpected). Minimal supply of old, ratty pans and few utensils. Olive oil in an old greasy container gave me no confidence that it (or any of the spices) was usable. The Master bed was two twins pushed together, with a seam in the middle (not uncommon in Spain we found, but not fun). The drapes hung onto the floor and felt forlorn. Various light bulbs were burned out. No one ever met us; we handled access by phone. Although this worked fine for us, some human contact (and a brief orientation to the area) would have been appreciated.

Would I stay here again? For the location, absolutely. With a minimal amount of investment and a deep cleaning, absolutely. I loved the city, the building, the location, and the unit itself could be beautiful. It just needs a little TLC.

  • Review Submitted: 21-Sep-2017
  • Date of Stay: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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4

Great Location

  • 4 of 5

The suite is in a perfect location, short walk to the Metro and Sagrada Familia. Lots of shops and restaurants right in the neighborhood.

The suite itself is compact but has everything. Its great for a couple, would be manageable for a family with small kids but not for 2 couples.

If you are over 6' tall you will probably have to sit side saddle on the toilet to avoid hitting your head on the wall.

Never met the greeter, just did the check in over the phone which worked out fine.

  • Review Submitted: 12-Sep-2017
  • Date of Stay: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Location

Nearest Airport
20 Miles
El Prat, (BCN)
Nearest Train
0.5 Miles
Pg de Gràcia-Aragó
Nearest Beach
2 Miles
Barceloneta Beach
Car: not necessary

bars, cafes, restaurants (local cuisine, paella, chinese, creperie and natural fruit juices, all within 100 meters), beach, kids playground

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Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday apartment around the Dreta de l'Eixample,

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
USD
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
 
Christmas/New Year
24 Dec 2018 - 1 Jan 2019
3 night minimum stay
£380
for 3 nights
From
£114
£737
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add £13 per night, per additional guest
 
Mobile World Congress
25 Feb 2019 - 1 Mar 2019
3 night minimum stay
£791
for 3 nights
From
£251
£1,543
 
Notes: Rates are based on 3 guests; add £53 per night, per additional guest
 
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
£332
for 3 nights
From
£98
£646
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add £11 per night, per additional guest

Additional pricing information

Cleaning Fee £38.01

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund for cancellations more than 7 days before check-in date.
  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 14 days before check-in date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.
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