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An Oasis in the City

Bedrooms 2
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 4 nights


Minimum Stay
3 - 4 nights

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

Member since: 2012
Speaks English, German, Spanish, Catalan
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
18 January, 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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Exceptional! 4.9/5 -
(80 traveller reviews)

An Oasis in the City
average rating of 4.95 based on 81 reviews

Like the comforts of home

  • 5 of 5

We shared this house with an other couple,we are all 60+. Lydia is very generous in preparing the house with treats and tons of valuable information. The house is very comfortable and spotlessly clean in a quiet neighbourhood. Great restaurant a few blocks away at the warf,Lydia gave us a list of better restaurants and points of interest which where a great help. We had a great time and would definately come back to this house one day,we stayed here 2 weeks in October 2016. All four of us definately recommend this house. Thanks Lydia

  • Review Submitted: Oct 19, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Oct 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Great modern renovated home with two private terraces

  • 5 of 5

We thoroughly enjoyed our stay! Lydia was very responsive, helpful, and welcoming, and the amenities and supplies were well above average. The home was very clean and smartly decorated. This is a three level townhome with a private garden terrace, living room, kitchen/dining, and small full bath on the first level, two bedrooms and a large full bath on the second level, and a small interior area and fairly large private rooftop terrace on the top/third level. The location is a short walk to the shore, very nice area, in Olympic Village on a pedestrian block with no auto access/traffic, so it was wonderfully quiet. Recycling is nearby and convenient. The only items we lacked were perhaps boxes of facial tissues in the baths (but we didn't even find those in nearby shops so I'm not sure this is a usual item here?) and hand soap and hand towels in the kitchen (paper towels were available), but this did not detract from our stay we didn't want to bother Lydia with such a small matter, although I'm sure that had we, she would have ensured we had everything we wanted. The kitchen was VERY WELL stocked, and there is a clothes washer/dryer, many useful Barcelona tourism books, as well as pretty much anything else you could want. We would certainly stay again, and hope to. Thank you Lydia!

  • Review Submitted: Oct 1, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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What a wonderful experience!

  • 5 of 5

This is a beautiful home in a great location! We were two couples traveling together and we couldn't have been more delighted with the spaciousness of the home. There are two outdoor spaces, one upstairs terrace that is beautiful for relaxing at night and a fenced in patio area before entering the house. We used both and they were very comfortable. We were so surprised that there were food and drink items waiting for us after our long flight. The boardwalk and beach are a short walk, as well as, shopping, grocery, restaurants and all public transportation. Lydia could not have been more kind or helpful, in suggesting restaurants and touring ideas. She even arranged our taxi the day we were leaving. We thank her very much for the use of her beautiful home and we will stay there again when we return to Barcelona. A wonderful experience in a wonderful city! Thank you Lydia!

  • Review Submitted: Sep 23, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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San José, Costa Rica

Vacación inolvidable y con muchas ganas de repetir.

  • 5 of 5

Mi familia y yo nos sentimos muy bien recibidos en la casa de Lidia. Mi esposa, mi hija de 17 años y mi hijo de 14 nos sentimos muy cómodos con el apartamento y los consejos de Lydia desde que ella nos recibió en su apartamento en Barcelona.

La localidad es buenísima, el apartamento es lindo, cómodo y práctico que más bien cuesta salir de él. La decoración espectacular, y se encuentra equipado con todo lo que uno puede ocupar. Maravillosas las delicias que nos tenía Lidia para no tener que salir a hacer nuestra primer compra. Esto fue de gran ayuda porque ingresamos a una ciudad que no conocíamos y con ganas de instalarnos en nuestro nuevo hogar.

Su disponibilidad para cualquier pregunta o ayuda fue algo que nos dio una inmensa tranquilidad. Fue una vacación inolvidable y con muchas ganas de repetir.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 8, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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gran estancia!!!!!

  • 5 of 5

Gran estancia !!!! 2 años consecutivos pasado las vacaciones de verano, en Lidia, anfitrión muy agradable y disponible en una bonita casa con todo el confort y equipamiento necesario, encontrará las playas a 800m y la ciudad 3 minutos en metro no muy lejos de la. cerca de las tiendas por todas partes hacen la vida más fácil .... gracias a Lidia y Jose👍 Una gran bravo👏 pronto !!!! prometido

😘Anne et Philippe

  • Review Submitted: Aug 8, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Wonderful Stay in Barcelona!

  • 5 of 5

An Oasis in the city is a very nice place. Easily accessible and close to public transportation.

The house is very clean, spacious and quite nice.

Many thanks to Lydia who met us in person at the house, gave excellent directions to get to her place and thoughtfully stocked the refrigerator for us, knowing we would be very tired from the long trip.

The house is well stocked with everything you will need during your stay.

Highly recommend this house. You will love the roof garden!

  • Review Submitted: Jul 26, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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La Sagrada Família
Plaça Catalunya
Barcelona Picasso Museum

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.


Prices & Availability

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Additional pricing information

Extra guest daily rate £26
Cleaning fee £87

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

Property Type:
  • house
  • Self-catering
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Broadband Access
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Covered Parking ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Hob ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
  • 2
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Queen size Beds (2) High quality Aloe Vera mattresses, Sleep Sofa or Futons (1) Italian design
  • Books ...
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Music Library
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Terrace ...
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Onsite Services:
  • Massage
  • 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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