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An Oasis in the City

People6
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms2
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 4 nights

Overview

About the property

House, 2 Bedrooms + Convertible bed(s), 2 Baths, (Sleeps 4-6)

A semi-detached house, recently renovated with the highest quality materials, located in an exclusive private area used only by the neighbours with 24H security service. The residential complex was awarded with the FAD Prize (Foment de les Arts Decoratives), for its arquitectural design. Our place is in a pedestrian street that keeps you away from the hustle of the city. An exquisite three storey house with a cosy patio by the entrance and a nice terrace upstairs, both great to enjoy and relax at any day time the peace and quietness of the neighbourhood. A pearl in the city.

Ground floor: Patio by the entrance that leads you to the living room; a modern Italian design kitchen open to the living room; and a bathroom.

First floor: Two bedrooms with queen size beds, one with a japanese style wardrobe and flat TV screen; a walk-in closet with a complex daylight system and a stylish bathroom where you can indulge yourself in a multi-jet Hansgrohe Raindance shower.

Second floor: closet with washing machine and dryer and access to the 35m2 solarium where you can enjoy the views of the skyline by the beach and the privacy, peace and quietness of our place sorrounded by fragrant flowers. In sunny days you can lie down on the deck chairs for sunbathing and refreshing in the outdoor shower.

Additional amenities:

- Complimentary bottle of spanish wine, mineral water and seasonal fruit.

- Safe box

- High speed Internet access (WiFi)

- Cable TV

- Daikin air conditioning

- 42' plasma TV (living room), 28' LCD TV (bedroom)

- DVD player

- Dishwasher

- Hairdryer

- High quality cotton towels and linens provided (Naf-Naf)

- Soap, shampoo and conditioner provided.

- Covered garage in the same building (optional).

More Details
Registration Number : HUTB00370646

Owner
Lydia
Member since: 2012
Speaks English, German, Spanish, Catalan
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
19 October, 2017

About Lydia

My name is Lydia and I was born in Barcelona. I work as an air traffic controller at Barcelona airport, approach radar controller. I love travelling around the world and I want for my guests to feel like at home despite of being far away from it. I treat people the way I would like to be treated to make them enjoy as much as I can this incredible city where I am from and that I love so much, my dear Barcelona...

I will give you some advice about Highlights, places not to be missed, restaurants and concerts, do ask me as many questions as you might have. It is my pleasure being able to help you.

I am sure you will enjoy your stay with us.

Lydia purchased this house in 1998

Guestbook comments from the owner

We stayed in a rare gem in Barcelona. Off the street in a pedestrian walkway. Quiet, peaceful, safe. This apartment is a dream and a haven of perfection. Lydia is obviously a special genuine true soul who cares and goes beyond anything to help. The design, quality and all the special details obviously reflect and mirror image the wonderfulness of our hosts. Merci mille fois…one thousands thank yous!
Feb 2013
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Location

The Olympic village of Barcelona is built on the sea front by the Port Olympic Marina. The two towers with a height of 153.5m dominate the Barcelona skyline, a nice view from our house. There are numerous sculptures along the sea front and a wide variety of restaurants, bars and 'chiringuitos' to enjoy the Mediterranean cuisine.

Another must-see is the Torre de las Aigues (1905); The Fish by the sea, designed by Frank Gehry, a huge copper-coloured steel structure that glimmers in the sunlight; the Plaza de Toros Monumental (1914) with its strongly influenced by Mudéjar and Byzantine architecture facade; the elegant Parc de la Ciutadella (1888) and its Monumental Cascade partially designed by Gaudí; and the Barceloneta, the old fisherman's area where you can feel the Mediterranean atmosphere you would expect to find in a fishing community, are some year round tourist attractions that you will not want to miss. And all of them within walking distance.

The Sagrada Familia by Gaudí (1882) is 1,5 miles, 11 min. by bus (10).

Take the subway (Ciutadella / Vila Olímpica L4) and in a quick ride of two stops you get to The Cathedral (13th-15th centuries), the astonishing Gothic Quarter where you walk back in History to the 10th century; and the Picasso Museum. One more stop and you will be by the well-known Plaza Cataluña and Las Ramblas.

Facilities

Accommodation and facilities for this holiday house in La Vila Olímpica del Poblenou in Sant Marti

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Self-catering
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • pets considered
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
Theme:
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Broadband Access
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Covered Parking ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet ...
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Hob ...
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining Area
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
  • 2
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Queen size Beds (2) High quality Aloe Vera mattresses, Sleep Sofa or Futons (1) Italian design
Entertainment:
  • Books ...
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Music Library
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
Outside:
  • Terrace ...
Suitability:
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Onsite Services:
  • Massage
Attractions:
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • library
  • live theatre
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation centre
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • winery tours
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • gambling casinos
  • horse riding
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • golf
  • golf pass optional
  • hiking
  • ice skating
  • jet skiing
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • paragliding
  • pier fishing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • diving
  • snorkelling
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing

Reviews

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An Oasis in the City
average rating of 4.9615383 based on 105 reviews
5

Perfect house in lovely neighborhood. Everything provided for kitchen, bath, and laundry.

  • 5 of 5

Owner is the best asset of this property. She provided a generous array of groceries as well as helpful information for first timers in Barcelona. Look no further. Book this house.

  • Review Submitted: Oct 8, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Oct 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Missouri
5

Cozy, well appointed apartment

  • 5 of 5

Lydia's apartment is in a great location and served us well during our stay in Barcelona. Lydia was hospitable and super with which to work. We would stay here again.

  • Review Submitted: Oct 5, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Great base for exploring a beautiful city.

  • 5 of 5

We arrived in Barcelona Airport to be met by Welcome Cars (prebooked online and 5*) and were delivered to Lydia's house very smoothly. The house itself was fantastic and probably the most well equipped I have ever stayed in. The place was spotless and there was an amazing grocery pack which was perfect as we arrived at lunchtime. We spent most of our time, when in the property, on the roof terrace which is a fantastic sun trap and place to soak up some end of summer sun. Bathrooms and Bedrooms were equally great.....We couldn't fault the place. The location is perfect for the bus/tube to get into town and the beach is less than 5 minutes away. We had a lovely stay in Barcelona and will certainly be back. A couple of bits of advice - pack some mozzie repellent (pharmacy just round the corner as there were a few about) and the restaurants in Port Olympic are very pushy with tourists. If you don't like that, head to town. Lydia has some great recommendations. All in all, everything you need for a super break. Thanks Lydia

  • Review Submitted: Oct 1, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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5

You could not ask for more!!!

  • 5 of 5

The home was just an incredible space! We had plenty of room for both couples and the roof patio was such a nice space to unwind before dinner or relax the day away. The owner, Lydia was so incredibly helpful. Even though we arrived after 10pm she was there to welcome us. Because the complex is on pedestrian only streets (big bonus no cars) you have to give the driver the address Lydia provided and your a short 100 foot walk from your oasis. We have stayed in quite a few VRBO and this was 5 stars all the way. Thanks Lydia we will see you again soon! Hopefully we can meet Claus as well!

  • Review Submitted: Sep 2, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Amazing, amazing, amazing!!

  • 5 of 5

I can't say enough about what an amazing stay this was for our family...from the start of the booking process, through confirmations, local recommendations, arrival information and finally meeting in person, Lydia is the consummate host and you will not find a better place to stay in the beautiful city of Barcelona. This gorgeous apartment is exactly as represented in both photos and description, with plenty of space, indoors and out, for our family of 5. The location really cannot be beat: it is very close to the beaches & marina, with its many incredible restaurants, a shopping center with grocery store and great bakery just around the corner. You are far enough off the main tourist thoroughfare but easily able to access the sights when you want them. We could not have been more appreciative of the welcome items that we we found on arrival: fresh fruits, yogurts, cheeses and meats, chocolates and eggs...really quite nice when you are traveling with 3 children and arrive late.

Thank you so much Lydia for your hospitality - we really enjoyed meeting you and loved this apartment. We would stay here again on any return trip to Barcelona!!

  • Review Submitted: Aug 28, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

Just like the title...it is truly an Oasis!

  • 5 of 5

Lydia was so accommodating! She is a pleasant hostess and her home is just perfect! She was more than helpful with advice as to places to see. We were greeted with some delicious snacks, which after a very long day of travel from the states was very much appreciated!

The location is perfect as it's near the beach & th city! We were steps away from a grocery store and car rental agency as well! We couldn't ask for more! :)

  • Review Submitted: Aug 26, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday house in La Vila Olímpica del Poblenou, Barcelona

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
EUR
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
 
High Season
1 May 2017 - 31 Oct 2017
3 night minimum stay
£840
for 3 nights
From
£250
 
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add £45 per night, per additional guest
 
Low Season
1 Nov 2017 - 23 Dec 2017
3 night minimum stay
£625
for 3 nights
From
£179
 
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add £27 per night, per additional guest
 
Christmas
24 Dec 2017 - 7 Jan 2018
4 night minimum stay
£1,090
for 4 nights
From
£250
 
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add £45 per night, per additional guest
 
High Season
1 May 2018 - 31 Oct 2018
4 night minimum stay
£1,143
for 4 nights
From
£263
 
 
My Standard Rate
4 night minimum stay
£911
for 4 nights
From
£205
 

Additional pricing information

Cleaning fee £89.31

All our rates are based on a max of 4 guests. There is a charge of 30/50€ per extra
guest.
GET NOW A 10% DISCOUNT ON OUR DAILY RATE ANY AVAILABLE DATES IN OCTOBER!!

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
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