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David

Member since: 2012
Speaks English, French, German, Spanish, Italian

Centric Boutique Affordable Apartment. BEST REVIEWS IN THE CITY. INQUIRY NOW !!!

56 Reviews
People5
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms1
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 3 - 5 nights

Overview

Photos and Description of this 2 bedroom holiday apartment in Sant Marti - Sea Elegance Beachfront Center

This superb apartment comes with all the details you can imagine

Feel our warm welcome to the new Barcelona Beachfront , in the city center safest area at this elegant apartment with top decoration, terrace, parking, high quality wifi and air conditioning, with the best communications.

This apartment is continously renovated, and the best place to have your holiday or business travel to Barcelona. We started holiday rentals last year, so please read the reviews and discover why in such a short time we have such a success!.

It is simple: The owner, David, is and explendid Cicerone, he meets everybody and takes the necessary time (sometimes two hours!!) in explaining everything about the city, city surroundings, apartment area, restaurants, supermarkets, prepared food, where to go, how to buy tickets...Not only that, he even comes personally to check if you are ok during your stay, or need suplementary information, and might even take you to a surprise route in or out of Barcelona, if he has time (he does it very often!!!). This is a surprise and not always possible, and don't usually appear in the reviews made by guests, by owners request not to make it a duty.

This 80 square m (900 sq ft) two bedroom and one bathroom apartment is decorated with the best pieces, and located at the Barcelona 21st century Front Marítim-Diagonal Mar Quarter, in an astonishing building designed by famous architect Ricardo Bofill.

This high-class apartment includes all details you can imagine, and you only have to cross the street to be in the sand of the beach or at the promenade, and also has the best communications, with bus just crossing the street, hop-on off bus at 30 meters, and underground stops only three blocks away in same street!.

Literally surrounded by bars, restaurants with all ranges of prices, supermarket, prepare food groceries...including the barcelona high school for cooking just in front.

Discover how the owner meets you personally and gives you his advices on what to visit at the area and the city based on his wide experience in top luxury hotel business!.

You can enjoy the lovely 'plaça prim barcelona', 'rambla poblenou', museums like 'museu blau' or 'museu can framis' in the area, as well as the biggest shopping mall in the city 'Diagonal Mar', with a big 'Wal-mart-like' inside, as well as all the shopping you might desire, as the area combines contemporary design like 'torre agbar' or 'diagonal 00' buildings and classic architecture.

You also get the best communications within the city, with bus stopping just in front, and underground station “Selva de Mar” only three blocks away, with which in example gothic quarter is reached in only 12-14 minutes, but you also have the relax of this less stressing and safer area, the promenade, the beach, in a brand new quarter with all the services close by.

Where elegance meets contemporary, in front of the mediterranean: that would be the best way to define the Sea Elegance Barcelona apartment.

You can feel the quality in each of the apartment details, with antiques coming from Barcelona, the Pyrenees, Germany and Morocco combined with design contemporary pieces.

The quality of the antiques and contemporary furniture , the Sony ES series HI-FI system with B&W loudspeakers and a wide collection of CD that you can play during your stay, that no way can be found in any rental apartment, the charming terrace with garden and sea views, the high quality electrical installation with several independent lighting modes for a more relaxing ambientation, makes this apartment a unique piece in the Barcelona beach.

The main room has a 2x1.6 m kingsize bed, and the second room has a double bed and an extra individual bed on demand at no cost.

Total of beds: 3.

Double beds: 2 (one fix). Single beds: 1

The apartment has capability for 5 people.

We can provide babycot and child chair

The distribution room comes with a big wardrobe, and you find closets in each of the rooms.

Also in the living room you find two coaches so that five people can seat relaxed while listening to the music or watching TV.

The apartment is stocked with sugar, oil, vinegar, salt, pepper, coffee, tea, toilet paper, shower gel, etc.

You will receive a complementary bottle of wine on arrival, water bottle (although tap water can be drunk), juice.

The kitchen comes with dining area, and as well you have a table in the dining room and in the terrace

Complete kitchen with dish washer machine, washing machine, independent dryer, toaster, juicer, kettle/boiler, microwave, oven, iron and board.

Everything is top-branded and made in aluminium.

The building has an elevator that comunicates the street and the garden with children playground with both the apartment and the parking.

Bathroom with hair dryer. Soap, towels, House linen, etc...

You also have a study in main room.

This is an apartment only for couples, families, and serious/senior people: No partying!!

Everything that appear in the photographs except jewelery is included.

Terrace with main table, auxiliar table, five chairs.

Personal wellness / fitness

You also have a face UVA tanning machine, and the area is perfect for running.

More Details
Suitability:
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • smoking allowed
David (Owner)
Member since: 2012
Speaks English, French, German, Spanish, Italian

About David

Hello, I am David, I was born in Barcelona. I love my city , and meeting people from all around the world!!.

In my background I have experience in the army and in engineering, H&S and Security Managing, mainly in Hotel business and multinational environment.

No one will explain you the secrets of the city like me.

I hand made an impressive guest book which is a city and apartment area guide with restaurants, supermarkets, shopping, architecture, museums, one-day visits out of the city...

Please, inquiry and let me explain you why I get the best reviews!!!

David purchased this apartment in 2002

Why David chose Sant Marti

The quality of the antiques and contemporary furniture , with high quality wifi, parking included if needed at no cost, the service provided by the owner in a very safe area that combines modern and classic architecture, restaurants, supermarkets, shopping mall, the beach and the best communications.

Discover it yourself!

What makes this apartment unique

The warm welcome from the owner, that speaks very good English and has wide experience in luxury hotel business in the city an who will welcome you personally on arrival, explaining you in detail everything about what to visit and how to enjoy the area and the city, the amazing decoration, everything is special in this elegant apartment!

Reviews

5
based on 56 holidaymaker reviews

Centric Boutique Affordable Apartment. BEST REVIEWS IN THE CITY. INQUIRY NOW !!!
average rating of 4.964286 based on 56 reviews
5

An apartment and a new friend

  • 5 of 5

It is difficult to do justice in a written review as to how great this place is. The apartment is beautiful and comfortable, only a few minutes from the beach and less than a 10 minute walk from the metro that takes your directly to almost any place you want to go in twenty minutes or less (it is an excellent line for seeing all of the tourist places). David has thought of everything in the apartment - separate air conditioning units in each room, fully stocked kitchen (including treats and wine for arrival), TV with both satellite and cable as well as DVDs, super comfortable beds and bedding, washer, dryer, dishwasher, ironing board, etc., etc. However, the big plus to this apartment is David himself. He spent a good 2.5 hours showing us the apartment, going over tourist sights and making recommendations for restaurants. He was super responsive if we needed anything - very quick to get back to us via email or text message and went above and beyond in every way. This is easily one of the best vacation rentals I have been fortunate enough to find.

  • Review Submitted: Jul 20, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Dublin, Ireland
5

Perfect base for exploring a wonderful city

  • 5 of 5

Higighly recommend this apartment & David the owner was a brilliant & welcoming host. This apartment was like a home away from home during our 6 day stay in Barcelona with our 3 children. Close to the beach, metro & shops, the apartment was exactly as advertised. Super apartment, perfect location.

  • Review Submitted: May 7, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Apr 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Excellent apartment in great location

  • 5 of 5

Great apartment - superbly equipped and near to beach, tube, bus and tourist bus stop. David the owner was extremely helpful and made it easy for us with our 2 children. Highly recommended.

  • Review Submitted: Apr 18, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Apr 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Manchester UK
5

Perfect two bedroom apartment for visiting Barcelona

  • 5 of 5

Great apartment. Spacious, clean and quiet, close to the beach and easy access to the city. David also presented a wealth of information about the city. Hope to be back one day!

  • Review Submitted: Apr 11, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Mar 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Barcelona

  • 5 of 5

We had a wonderful trip to Barcelona facilitated by the warm hospitality and welcome of David the property owner. He provided excellent pre-trip information to help us plan our visit but also to be comfortable that we were making the right choice for accommodation. The spacious and clean apartment is in a newer residential area of Barcelona, just 5 metro stops from the downtown core...close enough to be there in 15 minutes but far enough to get away from the bustle and noise of the city. It is also very close to the beach - although the weather was too cold for us to swim. He welcomed us with a basket of fruit and food and wine in the fridge! David also provided us with an extensive orientation to the immediate area, the apartment and to the city sights - more than enough to feel comfortable for our stay. We were out and about every day sight-seeing and going to evening shows and found it easy to catch the metro and safe coming home late at night. David came by several times while we were out to check in that everything was going well - very attentive. We have two teenagers - one slept on the sofa bed and one in the second bedroom - worked just fine. You would have to like a firm mattress in the master bedroom.Real plusses were being close to grocery shopping, a comfortable balcony, and the in-apartment washer and dryer as we were on a longer trip to Europe - it allowed us to pack light and wash clothes along the way. On our last day, David arranged for a taxi for us to the airport, met us at the apartment to ensure that we were all set and said a warm farewell. All in all an excellent location and well equipped apartment. We would stay there again.

  • Review Submitted: Mar 28, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Mar 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Best Place and By Far the Best Host in Barcelona

  • 5 of 5

First, the apartment. Located just a bit northeast of the center of town, David's apartment is simply wonderful. It is quite easy to get into the heart of things as the apartment is only a few minutes from a metro stop. Also taxis are abundant, cheap, and easy to take. Located only a block from the beach, the apartment is also close to local restaurants, pharmacies, a nice supermarket, and it's just three blocks from a shopping mall with a two-story hypermarket.

The apartment is located in a modern building, has a great terrace overlooking a large courtyard, has two bedrooms and a sofa bed in the living/dining room that can be used as well. The kitchen, for an American, is simply wonderful. There is a washer and a dryer! A dryer in Europe! I never thought I'd see one! Look at the photos. The apartment is even better in person!

Upon arrival, David takes his time to explain not only the apartment and the neighborhood, but he has a full book on Barcelona as well. He is rightly very proud of his hometown and he takes his time to ensure that visitors get to know more about Barcelona than what you get in the tourist books.

I spent nearly a week at David's apartment with my brother and our mother. We had planned on a typical sightseeing trip of five days/four nights. But the trip quickly took another turn. Each one of us caught and passed on a nasty stomach flu (norovirus) to each other. For those who have had it, you're pretty much incapacitated for 2-3 days. And this is where David became much more than a host who just took money in exchange for lodging.

Our mother was not faring well and needed to get to a hospital. When I contacted David for advice and to see if we could extend our stay by a couple of days, he didn't just phone it in. He arrived at the apartment within minutes and drove us to not one but two hospitals because there was a mix-up with the insurance at the first one. He acted as an interpreter until we were able to get through the initial screening and (thankfully) get an English-speaking doctor. And then he kept checking in on us after we headed back to the apartment.

When you travel thousands of miles away from home, you're happy just to get a good restaurant recommendation. You simply don't expect to meet someone with the character, dignity, compassion, and humility of David. This is a great apartment and an even greater host.

  • Review Submitted: Jan 17, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Dec 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Location

Car: not necessary

Feel our warm welcome to the new Barcelona Beachfront , in the city center safest area at this elegant apartment with top decoration, terrace, parking, high quality wifi and air conditioning, with the best communications.

This apartment is continously renovated, and the best place to have your holiday or business travel to Barcelona. We started holiday rentals last year, so please read the reviews and discover why in such a short time we have such a success!.

It is simple: The owner, David, is and explendid Cicerone, he meets everybody and takes the necessary time (sometimes two hours!!) in explaining everything about the city, city surroundings, apartment area, restaurants, supermarkets, prepared food, where to go, how to buy tickets...Not only that, he even comes personally to check if you are ok during your stay, or need suplementary information, and might even take you to a surprise route in or out of Barcelona, if he has time (he does it very often!!!). This is a surprise and not always possible, and don't usually appear in the reviews made by guests, by owners request not to make it a duty.

This 80 square m (900 sq ft) two bedroom and one bathroom apartment is decorated with the best pieces, and located at the Barcelona 21st century Front Marítim-Diagonal Mar Quarter, in an astonishing building designed by famous architect Ricardo Bofill.

This high-class apartment includes all details you can imagine, and you only have to cross the street to be in the sand of the beach or at the promenade, and also has the best communications, with bus just crossing the street, hop-on off bus at 30 meters, and underground stops only three blocks away in same street!.

Literally surrounded by bars, restaurants with all ranges of prices, supermarket, prepare food groceries...including the barcelona high school for cooking just in front.

Discover how the owner meets you personally and gives you his advices on what to visit at the area and the city based on his wide experience in top luxury hotel business!.

You can enjoy the lovely 'plaça prim barcelona', 'rambla poblenou', museums like 'museu blau' or 'museu can framis' in the area, as well as the biggest shopping mall in the city 'Diagonal Mar', with a big 'Wal-mart-like' inside, as well as all the shopping you might desire, as the area combines contemporary design like 'torre agbar' or 'diagonal 00' buildings and classic architecture.

You also get the best communications within the city, with bus stopping just in front, and underground station “Selva de Mar” only three blocks away, with which in example gothic quarter is reached in only 12-14 minutes, but you also have the relax of this less stressing and safer area, the promenade, the beach, in a brand new quarter with all the services close by.

Where elegance meets contemporary, in front of the mediterranean: that would be the best way to define the Sea Elegance Barcelona apartment.

You can feel the quality in each of the apartment details, with antiques coming from Barcelona, the Pyrenees, Germany and Morocco combined with design contemporary pieces.

The quality of the antiques and contemporary furniture , the Sony ES series HI-FI system with B&W loudspeakers and a wide collection of CD that you can play during your stay, that no way can be found in any rental apartment, the charming terrace with garden and sea views, the high quality electrical installation with several independent lighting modes for a more relaxing ambientation, makes this apartment a unique piece in the Barcelona beach.

The main room has a 2x1.6 m kingsize bed, and the second room has a double bed and an extra individual bed on demand at no cost.

Total of beds: 3.

Double beds: 2 (one fix). Single beds: 1

The apartment has capability for 5 people.

We can provide babycot and child chair

The distribution room comes with a big wardrobe, and you find closets in each of the rooms.

Also in the living room you find two coaches so that five people can seat relaxed while listening to the music or watching TV.

The apartment is stocked with sugar, oil, vinegar, salt, pepper, coffee, tea, toilet paper, shower gel, etc.

You will receive a complementary bottle of wine on arrival, water bottle (although tap water can be drunk), juice.

The kitchen comes with dining area, and as well you have a table in the dining room and in the terrace

Complete kitchen with dish washer machine, washing machine, independent dryer, toaster, juicer, kettle/boiler, microwave, oven, iron and board.

Everything is top-branded and made in aluminium.

The building has an elevator that comunicates the street and the garden with children playground with both the apartment and the parking.

Bathroom with hair dryer. Soap, towels, House linen, etc...

You also have a study in main room.

This is an apartment only for couples, families, serious/senior people: No partying!!

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Prices & Availability

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

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
 
High
1 Jul 2016 - 31 Aug 2016
5 night minimum stay
£719
for 5 nights
From
£134
£1,213
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add £25 per night, per additional guest
 
Mid
1 Sep 2016 - 30 Sep 2016
5 night minimum stay
£719
for 5 nights
From
£134
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add £21 per night, per additional guest
 
Mid-Low
1 Oct 2016 - 31 Oct 2016
4 night minimum stay
£519
for 4 nights
From
£117
From
£134
Fri,Sat,Sun
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add £17 per night, per additional guest
 
Low
1 Nov 2016 - 31 Mar 2017
3 night minimum stay
£351
for 3 nights
From
£100
From
£117
Fri,Sat,Sun
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add £8 per night, per additional guest
 
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
£351
for 3 nights
From
£100
From
£117
Fri,Sat,Sun
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add £8 per night, per additional guest

Additional pricing information

Cleaning £50

Payment in cash, once inside the apartment, apartment shown and keys have been delivered. Everything (taxes, wifi, parking, house linen, and all those described in the advert or shown in the pictures are included.
Refundable diposit is 20%, Returned upon departure.

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Facilities

Accommodation and facilities for this holiday apartment in Sant Marti in Barcelona

Property Type:
  • apartment
  • floor 3
Meals:
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 22 m²
  • 6 stories
Location Type:
  • Beach View ...
  • Beachfront ...
  • city centre ...
  • Ocean View ...
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Lift
  • Garage
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet ...
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 5 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • 1
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 5
  • King size beds (2) Kingsize bed (2x1.6m) in room one, individual bed convertible into kingsize (2x2.6m) in room 2, Queen size Beds (1) Individual bed, Child Beds (1) We can provide babycot and high chair on demand, Baby Cribs (1) on demand for additional 10€/night
Entertainment:
  • Books ...
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Music Library ...
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Video Player
  • Video Library
Outside:
  • Balcony
Suitability:
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets not allowed
  • smoking allowed
Attractions:
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • library
  • live theatre
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • synagogues
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • winery tours
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
  • beachcombing
  • eco tourism
  • gambling casinos
  • horse riding
  • outlet shopping
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • jet skiing
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • sailing
  • diving
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
Notes:
Parking (individual and private parking for a big car) and wifi included. Amazing quality in all details, decoration, electronics...

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