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Bedrooms 2
Space 807 sq. ft.
Property type condo
Minimum Stay 5 - 31 nights


About the property

At the Junction of El Born, the Beach & Port Vell, a peerless city location



Cabina de l'Aviador, El Born, your home away from home, is a fully air-conditioned apartment with all the modern comforts of a brand-new building with elevators, 24/7 fully staffed and CCTV plus automated security systems, equipped with trendy furniture, two bathrooms with heated european towel rails, and a spacious kitchen with all amenities including vitro ceramic cooktops, automatic dishwasher, and clothes washer and dryer. (Unlike most rentals in the city, that neglect to mention that they are located on upper floors of buildings without elevators, our property has multiple lifts! :-) ) There is a separate dining area to enjoy shared meals and a living-room with abundant light reflecting from the sunny park across the street.

You will not find a better situated rental in the city of Barcelona than the Cabina de l'Aviador, El Born. Right in the middle of Ciutat Vella or the Old City, at the boundary of El Born and the Gothic Quarter, and Barcelona's beach district - the historic Medieval and old Roman, and Barcelona's beach and old fishing town, respectively, this apartment's location is without peer in the city's rental pool. (It's location makes it IDEAL FOR CRUISE BOOKINGS; namely people leaving or returning on a cruise arriving or departing from the port of Barcelona.) The rest of Barcelona is also well within your reach as, walking out of your building, you will find the metro station literally at your front steps, putting you in next to immediate contact with the city's other bustling neighborhoods. Along the same lines, you are within easy access of, not one, but two bus stops by simply crossing the street or making the turn around the corner, likewise, linking you with the rest of the city, its upscale shopping zones like Paseo de Gracia, Gran Via and Rambla de Cataluña, as well as its famous architectural marvels including - but not limited to - Gaudí's La Sagrada Familia, La Pedrera, Park Güell, and the Palace of Catalonian Music. The apartment's location in the Old City is a fascinating area that is steeped in history, the very same spot where kings once reigned. (The central Placa del Rei is the place where King Ferdinand and Queen Isabella welcomed Columbus upon his return on his historic voyage to America.)

Located just off the seafront, only a five minute walk from the El Born and El Gótic in one direction and Barcelona's beach in the opposite direction. (The property is within easy walking distance of the city's and municipality's beaches, which led to Barcelona being crowned the Number One Beach City in the World 2013 - 2014 by National Geographic Magazine.) The surroundings of this apartment are populated by so many top restaurants, tapas bars, pastry and trendy clothes shops that it is next to impossible to keep count! A short stroll takes you to the Port Vell--Barcelona's beautiful old port, lined with eateries and museums, and location of Barcelona's aquarium and the Marenostrum shopping and entertainment complex. A ten minute walk in the other direction will bring you to stunningly glamorous Ciutadella Park. Barcelona’s original urban “green lung”, it is no ordinary park. In 1869, the demolition of its military citadel, established a century earlier by Philip V, led to the highly significant building boom that followed in that area of the city. The Barcelona Zoo has stood on the other side of the park since 1892. It also has big water displays, including an impressively beautiful fountain and waterfall, designed by Fontseré (with perhaps some attributions of the young student Antoni Gaudí), a small lake with rental boats, and lots of grassy spaces to lie down and soak up the warm sunshine. A great spot for relaxation, a walk, a row, or to bring the kids to burn off a little energy (theirs not yours! :-) ). As if this were not enough, the world-renowned Las Ramblas strip and La Boqueria Market, and the very center of the city are a pleasant fifteen minute walk away. You can spend days exploring the narrow streets and squares, with Gothic mansions, museums, historic churches, right next to bars and restaurants where you can enjoy the Spanish and Catalonian cuisine while drinking in the sights along with your cool glass of sangria…

***** PLUS, for a limited time, in order to celebrate our new listing on the VRBO/HOMEAWAY site, we are offering one FREE CITY TOUR to our guests to be conducted by one of our local guides. You can chose from any of a number of historic, romantic, Jewish-heritage, and even intrigue-filled ghost walking tour options offered by our experts (fluent in english, spanish, french, serbian, italian and catalan). We will provide information on all the available alternatives at the time of your booking so that you may chose and participate at your leisure after your arrival in Barcelona. The option to book other tours (for an unbeatably low fee) will, of course, be available by request as well. [Please note that the tours do not include the costs of admission to the specific city locations that may charge a fee for the same.] *****

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Property Manager
Member since: 2012
Speaks English, Spanish
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
25 September, 2017


The house’s owners, the Garcia family, originally hails from the beautiful island country of Puerto Rico. As is the custom with all islanders, they take their vacations together as an extended family. And together they have traveled all over the world searching for the perfect vacation spots to visit as a family. They are now thrilled to share their latest find with you!

MIGUEL F. GARCIA purchased this condo in 2014

Why MIGUEL F. GARCIA chose Barcelona

Cabina De L'Aviador's unique location in Ciutat Vella places it within a 15-minute walk of Basilica de Santa Maria del Mar, world-renowned Barceloneta Beach, and the Barcelona Cathedral. The Palau de la Musica Catalana, the Science Park, Parc de la Ciutadella, and the Arc de Triomf are also within 1 mile of the rental property.

What makes this condo unique

Besides it's unique location at the very center of the action in Barcelona, our expert local guides offer unique tours encompassing the different features of the city: from the Roman- to the Gothic-period historic districts, to the Gaudí architectural marvels located throughout, to the chic shopping and gastronomic districts, to the more distinctive Jewish heritage and ghost tours. Our expert guides can, of course, conduct special tours developed to match our guests individual requests!

Guestbook comments from the manager

Hi Milena and Miguel,

We have had such a busy time seeing the sights in and out and about Barcelona (today we went to Montserrat, the wine region, and Sitges.......all wonderful) that I have not yet thanked you for our "walk" on Monday. You went way beyond your tour guide duty by helping us out so much at the train station. Getting our tickets was quite challenging, but we all managed to hang in there and keep our sense of humor to the end (well.......with the exception of one older gentleman who was ready to go home!)

Miguel, your apt. Is lovely and in a great location, but I want you to know that Milena is your biggest asset. We would not be going on the fast train to other cities if she had not been so helpful and Generous with her time! And her knowledge of the city and history and her graciousness are priceless.

Thank you both for a lovely experience. Looking forward to seeing you on Friday morning, Milena.


Nov 2015
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Park Güell
Plaça Espanya
Plaça Catalunya
Barceloneta Beach
La Sagrada Família
Barri de La Barceloneta
Port Vell
La Boqueria
Las Ramblas
Font Magica de Montjuïc
Montjuïc Castle
Parc de la Ciutadella
La Santa del Born
"The best burger (with bacon, mayo and chimichurri sauce) and the best grilled calamare you w..."
Arenas de Barcelona
Barcelona Picasso Museum
Casa de la Ciutat
Plaça del Rei
Columbus Monument
Paseo de Gracia
Casa Milà
Casa Batlló
El Rovell del Born -- CLOSED
El Borne area
Arc de Triomf
Barri Gòtic
Ciudad Condal
Casa Museu Gaudí
Tapa Tapa
Parc Joan Miró
Barcelona Port Cable Car
Palau Nacional
Muntanya de Montjuïc
Font Magica de Montjuïc
CosmoCaixa Barcelona
Torre de Collserola
L'Observatori Fabra
Funicular del Tibidabo
El Raval
Bar La Plata
Barri de Gràcia
Barri del Raval
Nearest Airport
14 Kilometres
Nearest Train
5 Kilometres
Nearest Beach
0.5 Kilometres
Car: not necessary


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday condo in La Barceloneta in Barcelona

Property Type:
  • condo
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 807 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 5
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • city centre
  • Adventure
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Lift
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , European towel warmers
    Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath with Shower , Heated European towel rails
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 5
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed , Master bedroom with in-suite bathroom
    Bedroom 3 - 1 Sofa bed/Futon , Sleeper sofa in living room
    Bedroom 2 - 2 Single Bed , Two single beds which can be combined into one full bed
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • churches
  • festivals
  • live theatre
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • water parks
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
  • Shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • hiking
  • swimming


Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
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  • 5 of 5

We stayed five nights at the appartment and have been absolutly happy with. The appartment is wonderful, clean, safe and perfectly located between the city and the beach, near to the metro station.

Miguel answered propmtly all emails and gave us lots of helpful tips.

  • Review Submitted: Sep 18, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Tünde, Thank you for your kind words, and thank you for enumerating our property's highlights (including its many modern amenities, it's wonderful location and its excellent security) in such a thorough fashion. We hope you will give us a chance to provide another unforgettable experience for you and your family in the near future. Muchísimos cariños, La Familia Garcia
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Austin, TX

Perfect Location

  • 5 of 5

Perfect location - a short walk to the gothic quarter - and adjacent a subway stop and taxis. My wife and son had a great stay! The building is very modern, clean and secure. The owners are friendly and helpful. We will try to stay here again when we return to Bacelonca!

  • Review Submitted: Sep 2, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Jeffrey, Thank you so much for your review highlighting our property's location and modern amenities. Milena and Maribel and all of us involved in the management of Cabina De L'Aviador always strive to have to have our guests' stays be the best. We are excited to hear that our efforts are paying off and thrilled to hear that we made your first Barcelona experience a pleasant one. Please stay with us again next time you visit Barcelona! Muchos cariños, The Garcia Family
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Boston, Ma

Well appointed 2 BR/2Bath apartment in great location

  • 5 of 5

We spent a wonderful 8 nights in this apartment, which is in Barceloneta, a more relaxed, fishing village section of Barcelona with nice restaurants close to the beach. The apartment has an elevator, air conditioning and a washer and drier, which were key because it was very hot and humid in mid-August. There is a fully functional kitchen, tea pot, and coffee maker, which we used every day to make our own breakfast before heading out to explore. The apartment is in a gated community with a 24 security guard, which made us feel very safe. There are two bodegas within a few feet away where you can get the essentials. The beach is about a 5 minute walk away and the hustle and bustle of Las Ramblas is about a 15 minute walk away. As an added bonus, there is the Metro atation very close by, which was clean and easy to use. We took it everywhere! You can buy a 10 ride shareable pass for €10. Way cheaper than a taxi. (No Uber in Barcelona...)

The landlord, Miguel Garcia, was extremely communicative and helpful, and he even included a free guided tour given by Milena (the woman who let us in), which was excellent. Do it early in your trip so you can acclimate yourself to the city, and make sure to go to the big food market on day one for very fresh fruit, cheese, meats and bread for the apartment!

Personally, I enjoyed being near but not in the middle of the hubbub of the more touristy areas of Barcelona and have no hesitation in recommending this apartment!

  • Review Submitted: Aug 30, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Karen, Thank you so much for your wonderful review and for your kind words. Both Milena (who is very proud of her depth of experience and skills as a Barcelona tour guide) and our management team strive to deliver great service to our guests. So we are thrilled to hear that it is paying off! And thank you so much for highlighting Cabina De L'Aviador's unbeatable security systems and location (next to the metro and Barceloneta Beach) in your review. We are most grateful! Please come back and stay with us on your next trip to Barcelona. We would absolutely love to host you again. Un gran abrazo, The Garcia Family
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san diego ca.

Absolutely perfect!

  • 5 of 5

Property matched the pictures on VBRO exactly! Large, attractive, well equipped and maintained! Loved so much about it! Washer and dryer made our packing so much easier. Location was wonderful. In a busy, well lighted neighborhood that was safe and comfortable for walking. Even late at night. A safe and secure building which was important for two solo women travelers. So many restaurants, two large markets, and a number of good bakeries. Just yards from a metro station and always many cabs in the area. Hop on/Hop off bus stopped about a block away. Milena met us at the apartment and was very helpful with an orientation of the neighborhood. Her walking tour was wonderful. I will recommend this property to anyone I know who is travelling to Barcelona!

  • Review Submitted: Aug 14, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Judith, We are so grateful for your review. It was so nice of you to feature the apartment's location right in the middle of all of Barcelona's day and nighttime "action", and with such an easy access to public transportation that it is unequaled in the city. :-) And thank you for, not only calling attention to the property's security, but also to Milena's wonderful treatment of our guests! We hope you had a wonderful time in Barcelona. Please come and stay with us again soon! Muchísimos cariños, La Familia Garcia
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Most convenient well equipped apartment

  • 5 of 5

This apartment has to be one of the best equipped rentals. Great a/c. Washer dryer micro equipped kitchen well furnished. Great security. Metro next door - historic districts round the corner and the beach a 5 min walk. Milena gives a very well-informed tour. The perfect HQ for a Barcelona vacation. Thank you for a most memorable week in Barcelona greatly enhanced by the acommodations.

  • Review Submitted: Jul 29, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Abel, Thank you for your succinct and wonderful review, for listing the apartment's amenities, and for mentioning the property's location mere steps from the metro and taxis (and thus all of the city's attractions), in the middle of Ciutat Vella between Barceloneta Beach and the Gothic Quarter, and its amazing combination of magnificent restaurants, tapas bars and bakeries. Milena and our family also wish to express their gratitude for your kind words. You are most welcome to come back to Cabina De L'Aviador anytime! Muchos cariños, La Familia Garcia
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Batesville, AR

Excellent stay

  • 5 of 5

We had an amazing time in our cool and comfortable apartment at the center of everything. It was steps from the metro, located in El Born with great tapas bars and lovely winding alleys and across the street from Barcelonetta and the beach. A short hike on Via Argentina with lots of shops and cafes gets you to the Gothic Quarter.

The apartment had all we needed including 2 full baths and a washing machine and dryer. It also was very secure with a security guard at the entrance.

Milena, our host and tour guide, gave us a wonderful tour of the Gothic Quarter and El Born. She also met us at 5 am for our early departure and had a taxi waiting for us.

Overall this is a great place and I would definitely stay here again.

  • Review Submitted: Jul 21, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Scott, Thank you for highlighting Cabina De L'Aviador's many amenities, as well as Milena's performance as both your local Barcelona contact and tour guide! As you were able to experience first hand, Milena is one of the sweetest, most wonderfully disposed individuals you are ever likely to meet. And thank you for highlighting the building's security. We mention it in our description of Cabina De L'Aviador, but we know that it carries a lot more weight when it is reported by our guests! Milena and Maribel and all of us involved in the management of Cabina De L'Aviador always strive to have to have our guests' stays be the best. It thrills us to no end when we hear that our efforts are paying off. Thanks again for your most wonderful review! Cariños, La Familia Garcia
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Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday condo in La Barceloneta, Barcelona Province

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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event Price
High Season
5 Mar 2017 - 31 Oct 2017
31 night minimum stay
for 31 nights
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add £16 per night, per additional guest
Winter I
1 Nov 2017 - 7 Jan 2018
31 night minimum stay
for 31 nights
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add £11 per night, per additional guest
Winter II
8 Jan 2018 - 23 Feb 2018
31 night minimum stay
for 31 nights
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add £11 per night, per additional guest
Mobile World Congress
24 Feb 2018 - 4 Mar 2018
5 night minimum stay
for 5 nights
High Season
5 Mar 2018 - 31 Oct 2018
31 night minimum stay
for 31 nights
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add £11 per night, per additional guest
My Standard Rate
31 night minimum stay
for 31 nights
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add £16 per night, per additional guest

Additional pricing information

Cleaning Fee £53.12
Additional Guest Fee £13.28 per person per night
Damage Deposit £309.85

A late fee applies for check-ins after 8 P.M. (We require advanced notice for arrivals taking place after 8.)

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