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Lydia

Member since: 2012
Speaks English, German, Spanish, Catalan

An Oasis in the City

72 Reviews
People6
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms2
Property type house
Minimum Stay 4 nights

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Overview

Photos and Description of this 2 bedroom holiday home in Sant Marti

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
Suitability:
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Lydia (Owner)
Member since: 2012
Speaks English, German, Spanish, Catalan

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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Reviews

4.9
based on 72 holidaymaker reviews

An Oasis in the City
average rating of 4.9444447 based on 73 reviews
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Wonderful Experience

  • 5 of 5

My family and I spent 5 days in Barcelona. Lydia went out of her way to make sure we had everything we needed. The house was well equipped and the welcome package was very generous. The house was located in a quite street but just walking distance from restaurants and grocery store. The beds were very comfortable and in overall there was nothing we could have needed that was not already there. Lydia gave us suggestions of restaurants and various entertainments. She even arranged for our taxi pick up at the airport and back.. We loved Barcelona and plan to come back. Thank you Lydia for making our trip to Barcelona a fantastic experience. We hope to see you soon.

  • Review Submitted: May 26, 2016
  • Date of Stay: May 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Perfect

  • 5 of 5

Outstanding property in a perfect location. Near the beach, clubs, and restaurants - but also a quick walk to most of the tourist locations and points of interest.

The house was immaculate, and the owner was incredibly helpful and accommodating. I will definitely recommend this place to any friends visiting Barcelona.

  • Review Submitted: May 11, 2016
  • Date of Stay: May 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Absolutely Wonderful

  • 5 of 5

Stay here!! We had a great 5 days in Barcelona. The apartment is beautiful and Lydia just the perfect host. Can't say enough except - you can't go wrong!!

  • Review Submitted: Apr 21, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Apr 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Good location, great host!

  • 5 of 5

Very much enjoyed our time in this wonderful home. The location is near the beach and in a comfortable area. Lydia could not have provided better or more welcome accommodations including small touches such as food and drinks upon arrival.

  • Review Submitted: Mar 15, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Feb 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great home base

  • 5 of 5

A family of three (including a 6 year old) stayed here for a week. The location is ideal - a little off the beaten track, but so close to all of the sights by walking, subway or cab. And close to a playground, a supermarket and the beach for relaxation and convenience.

The home is as pictured with amenities as advertised, with great beds and a safe as a bonus.

Lydia's hospitality (welcome basket, great recommendations, etc) really added to the experience. We would definitely stay here again!

  • Review Submitted: Jan 30, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Dec 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Close to the action

  • 5 of 5

We spent 5 nights here in October. It was perfect for what we wanted.

The Location:

It's about a $10 cab ride to the Gothic District -- and the informal cab stand was just 3 blocks away. It's not touristy and busy like other parts of Barcelona. You aren't in the heart of "it." Which is cool, because "it" can be overwhelming after a long day of sightseeing. There's also a bank and grocery store just a few blocks away.

The Flat:

It has a Euro-modern vibe with all the amenities you need for a week-long visit, including a wonderful multi-head shower and an open roof deck. The beds were comfortable and there are electronic shutters to block out the light in case you stay up extremely late. In the kitchen, there's a coffee machine and fridge and all of that good stuff. Either the washer or dryer was a little loud, but it worked, so that's cool.

The Host:

We arrived at midnight after 24 hours of travel. Our host left out food, snacks and drinks -- which we devoured when we got there. She was friendly and accommodating. She also set us up with an architectural friend who gave us a unique (if a little long for my taste) tour of mostly Gaudi buildings. She also sent my wife a pair of earrings that were left behind.

In all, I'd highly recommend a stay at this place. It's quiet and secure and not too far from the things you want to see and eat and drink.

  • Review Submitted: Dec 10, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Oct 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Location

La Sagrada Família
Plaça Catalunya
Barcelona Picasso Museum
Tibidabo

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.

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Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday house in Villa Olimpica, Sant Marti

Rental Basis:
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Owner accepts payment in:
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
 
High season
1 May 2016 - 31 Oct 2016
4 night minimum stay
£920
for 4 nights
From
£209
 
 
Mid season
1 Nov 2016 - 23 Dec 2016
4 night minimum stay
£853
for 4 nights
From
£192
 
 
Christmas
24 Dec 2016 - 7 Jan 2017
4 night minimum stay
£920
for 4 nights
From
£209
 
 
My Standard Rate
4 night minimum stay
£853
for 4 nights
From
£192
 

Additional pricing information

Cleaning fee £84

All our rates are based on a max of 4 guests. There is a charge of 30€ per extra guest.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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

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

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Self-catering
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:
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • 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

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