60 square m2 / 645 ft2, 2 rooms for 2-5 people, bathroom, balcony, AC & elevator
- English, French, German, Spanish, Portuguese, Italian, catalan
My name is Teodor de Mas and I was born in Barcelona on August 26, 1973. This flat is a shared dream with my French wife, Hélène, and my 3 children. All the designed furniture and lamps was my wife's idea, I am always the tough guy dealing with suppliers to get the best prices :-)
Teo purchased this Apartment in 2012
Why Teo chose Gràcia
Barcelona city is where we lived together, my wife Hélène and myself, from 1998 to 2002. We moved to Sant Cugat suburb but we promised ourselves to trying to buy our own apartment in Gracia, to coming back to retire, and meanwhile renting it to people interested in knowing more about Gracia suburb and Barcelona as a whole.
What makes this Apartment unique
You will like the apartment as soon as you will see it in pictures (more pictures will be soon available, but we couldn't wait anymore to show you our flat). As soon as you are in front of the building, you will see this old well preserved façade and you will see the iron hand-made door, 100 years old, and you will be in it. Till we have not yet the elevator, you will go upstairs, all in iron hand-made, observing the vintage doors and the natural light coming from the roof, till you will be in front of your new house. The flat has been refurbished with much love and for you and for us. We want to share it with you! On the right side you will see the refurbished flat but trying to leave it as it was, 100 years ago. That means we 'saved' the floor and the roof (see pictures). In front of you, you will the see hand-made furniture with old tiles made by Justo, and a porcelain lamp made by Arianna Russo, our italian artist friend. On the left side, a perfect new kitchen and bathroom, with best materials and Bosch machines. On the left side at the end, the other sleeping room, with a modern design style. On both rooms my wife created the bed tables from old cupboards. The result is amazing, like a children's dream, you will see and experience it! 2 air conditioning and several heating machines will ensure you a comfortable stay. The kitchen is fully equipped (washing machine, dryer, oven, fridge, dishwasher and microwaves). For children we offer games, books, high chair and bed for baby, if needed. If you are coming by plane, we can arrange for you the pick up at the airport and driving to the flat.
Children allowed - We provide a cot and high chair, toys and movies We provide a cot and high chair, toys and movies
No smoking - Smokers can use the balcony Smokers can use the balcony
Max guests: 6 (sleeps up to 5 adults)
100% refund if cancelled at least 60 days before arrival date. 50% refund if cancelled at least 30 days before arrival date.
Damage and incidentals
You will be responsible for any damage to the rental property that is caused by you or your party during your stay.
This apartment was perfect for the three of us—very comfortable. The staff allowed us to check in early, which we appreciated since our daughter was landing in Barcelona during regular check in time.
Spacious apt in interesting neighborhood
We enjoyed our stay here, especially because of the location, the ample space for our family of 4 adults and the well-stocked kitchen accessories. Be aware that the number of steps to the “third” floor is much greater than you’d think, but fortunately the male housekeeper who was there when we dropped off our luggage offered to carry up my daughter’s heavy bag from her semester of living in Spain. The shower water pressure was strong, lamp light on each bedside and a floor lamp for reading next to the sofa. We enjoyed the travel guides and a Gaudi memory game on the expansive shelves.
Christmas in Barcelona
What a great place to stay for Christmas. The neighborhood was busy with activities and the apartment was centralized to numerous sight.
We stayed at Teo’s Gracia area apartment for four nights this October. There are a lot of pluses and a few small cons. The 2 bedroom apartment is spacious and has a long balcony overlooking the street. The TV was of good quality and there were many Spanish channels. There are 2 air conditioners in the unit and we didn’t have a problem with the 27 degree heat. The bedrooms are at either end of a long layout, so there was privacy if wanted. The beds and bedding were comfortable. There was more than an adequate number of hangars, and storage space. The bedside reading lamps were appreciated. There were lots of added amenities such as guide books, things for children, a washer AND dryer, and a clothes drying rack. The bathroom had lots of space for toiletries. The plentiful towels were fluffy and absorbent. The kitchen had a dishwasher and a large fridge. There was a good supply of dishes, cutlery and pots. There was even an apron! However, the induction stove was hard to use, even with some (hurried) instructions. Though there was some salt, a bit of coffee and a few tea bags in the kitchen, we were used to having a few more condiments in our previous accommodations. The kitchen table was large though the four chairs were uncomfortable. The drapes were somewhat flimsy and not very effective in blocking out light. The unit is up five flights of stairs, though it is called the 3rd floor. An elevator is being installed, which is a noisy process during working hours.
Overall, we were happy with the apartment and one couldn’t ask for a more fabulous neighbourhood!
Excellent area in close proximity to charming plazas for afternoon drinks and a great selection of shops and restaurants
Gracia has plenty of restaurants, cinemas, theater and small creative shops.
Barcelona is famous too for its music and theatre festivals, like Sonar or Primavera sound, and all the parties happening during the summer ('les Festes Majors'), like in Gracia, Sants and in every part of the city.
You have architecture masterworks by Gaudí, like La Sagrada Familia, La Pedrera or Parc Güell.
You have top museums like Picasso Museum, Miró Museum or Tapies museum.
You have Camp Nou where Barcelona soccer plays and sooo many things.