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35% OFF WINTER DATES, FREE TOURS ON CHIC, UNBEATABLE CITY & BEACH SETTING W LIFT

People5
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms2
Property type condo
Minimum Stay 4 - 6 nights

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Details
Property
condo
People
5
Bedrooms
2
Bathrooms
2
Minimum Stay
4 - 6 nights

Description

Photos and Description of this 2 bedroom holiday condo in Sant Pere - Santa Caterina i la Ribera - CABINA DE L'AVIADOR, EL BORN

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

***** REDUCED WINTER RATES (PLUS FREE TOURS) ON OUR FABULOUS RENTAL PROPERTY *****

*** AN ADDITIONAL 35% (FROM THE ALREADY REDUCED PRICE) WILL BE TAKEN OFF YOUR RENTAL DATES FOR THE MONTHS OF DECEMBER THROUGH FEBRUARY AFTER YOU SUBMIT AN INQUIRY ***

( Please Note: New Year's Week is excluded from the rate reduction. )

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.] *****

More Details
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed

Property Manager
MIGUEL F. GARCIA
Member since: 2012
Speaks English, Spanish
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
3 December, 2016
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About MIGUEL F. GARCIA

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

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.



Ciao,



J
Nov 2015
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Reviews

Wonderful! 4.8/5 -
(52 traveller reviews)

35% OFF WINTER DATES, FREE TOURS ON CHIC, UNBEATABLE CITY & BEACH SETTING W LIFT
average rating of 4.8461537 based on 53 reviews
5

great location and very helpful folks that run the rental!

  • 5 of 5

This was a great choice for my husband and myself. It is centrally located and within walking distance of little shops and food. The managers more than went out of their way to accommodate us for arrival and departure. The apartment was very clean and nicely situated.

  • Review Submitted: Dec 5, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Nov 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Dawne, We are deeply grateful for your review, and we'd love to have you come back to Cabina De L'Aviador someday! Warm regards, Miguel
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5

Comfortable, fun and a great location!

  • 5 of 5

We really enjoyed our stay in Barcelona, and one of the highlights was this apartment! It's much nicer staying in an apartment rather than a hotel, and this place was exceptional! Not only was it clean, cozy, and attractive, but they even thought of the little conveniences like a hair dryer in the bathroom and a plug adapter cube that has USB ports and a socket to fit any shape plug. If we're ever back in Barcelona, we would love to stay here again!

  • Review Submitted: Nov 27, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Nov 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Adam, Thank you for your kind words! We hope you will give us a chance to provide another unforgettable experience for you in the future. Muchísimos cariños, La Familia Garcia
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5

Exactly as described - Really Excellent

  • 5 of 5

Everything was perfect from booking to arrival to the old town tour with Melena that was included was terrific. The apartment is close to everything and literally next to a metro stop but really quiet at night. Cant recommend this destination more highly.

  • Review Submitted: Nov 17, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Oct 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Smith and Yeo

  • 5 of 5

Excellent property - clean, new, great location. I would just be repeating everything good that's been said. No complaints. Would rent from Mr Garcia again. Everything was smooth from booking to checking in/out and refund.

  • Review Submitted: Nov 12, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Oct 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Margaret, Thank you so much for your review. 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! Please stay with us again next time you visit Barcelona! Cariños, The Garcia Family
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5

Clean, comfortable apt in great location, cannot wait to return

  • 5 of 5

As owners of our own vacation rentals and in Athens Greece (vrbo/61056 and vrbo/651075) and Chicago (vrbo/501599 ), we're pretty choosy in where we stay when we travel. We also appreciate how hard it can be to read between the lines and to know you really are getting what you expect. The Garcia's apartment is exactly as described. Clean, modern with comfortable beds, a modern kitchen with full size appliances and a clothes washer and dryer. It's in a fabulous location - just between the beach and the Born - shops, cafes, restaurants just steps away. We walked everywhere (though if you don't want to walk there's a metro directly out front). We were greeted by Milena who provided us with a fabulous overview of the neighborhood (we are in love with the market!) so by our first afternoon we felt like locals. From that point we were able to easily explore Barcelona. We also had a terrific tour (complimentary for all guests staying in the Garcia's apartment) with Milena on our second day. She's a gem: really knowledgeable about the city with lots of little tips about where to go and, most important, where to eat. This is a perfect apartment for a couple or a few friends (one Queen bed in one bedroom, two singles in the other) or a family with a couple of children. There's a sofa sleeper in the living room as well and two full bathrooms so it really does accommodate 4 - 6 people without overcrowding the bathroom.

Overall a five star stay. We can't wait to return!

  • Review Submitted: Nov 12, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Oct 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Carole, Thank you for highlighting the appartment's many amenities! Milena and Maribel get uniformly rave reviews over their care of our renters during their stays. As you were able to experience first hand, they are some of the sweetest, most wonderfully disposed individuals you are ever likely to meet. 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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4

Large well maintained modern apartment, great location

  • 4 of 5

This is an emaculate large apartment in a modern gated building. It has a great airconditioning system and a separate washer dryer that works very well. THe kitchen is very nice as well, Two large bathrooms are also a plus. THe location is close to the beaches and the old town, and there is a metro stop right outside the door. THe only issue I had, and this won't matter to many, is the road noise. The windows do dampen the noise somewhat, but especially in the front bedroom, it is pervasive. I was manageable, but still... Even with that I would probably stay here again. It is a really nice place and the location is top notch.

  • Review Submitted: Oct 22, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Oct 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Vicki, Thank you for your nice review. And thank you for mentioning that the property has central air conditioning, so sleeping with the windows open at night is not at all necessary. As you suggest, and others have pointed out, the apartment's windows are high efficiency sound-proof ones that, otherwise, make for a very quiet stay for our guests. As you mention, unlike other rental properties that may also be extremely centrally located, (taking what we have mentioned into consideration) it is super quiet! Thanks, and we hope you can indeed stay with us again in the near future. Muchos cariños, The Garcia Family
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Location

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
Tibidabo
El Raval
Bar La Plata
Barri de Gràcia
Barri del Raval
Nearest Airport
14 Kilometres
BARCELONA (EL PRAT) AIRPORT
Nearest Train
5 Kilometres
BARCELONA (SANTS) STATION
Nearest Beach
0.5 Kilometres
BARCELONA BEACH
Car: not necessary

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Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday condo in Sant Pere - Santa Caterina i la Ribera, Ciutat Vella

Rental Basis:
per property
Manager accepts payment in:
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event Price
 
Winter I
1 Nov 2016 - 17 Dec 2016
5 night minimum stay
£699
for 5 nights
From
£128
£909
£3,123
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add £10 per night, per additional guest
 
Holidays
18 Dec 2016 - 7 Jan 2017
5 night minimum stay
£878
for 5 nights
From
£163
£1,147
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add £15 per night, per additional guest
 
Winter II
8 Jan 2017 - 24 Feb 2017
4 night minimum stay
£572
for 4 nights
From
£128
£909
£2,919
 
 
Mobile World Congress
25 Feb 2017 - 4 Mar 2017
5 night minimum stay
£1,082
for 5 nights
From
£204
 
 
High Season 2015
5 Mar 2017 - 31 Oct 2017
6 night minimum stay
£919
for 6 nights
From
£143
£1,010
£3,531
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add £15 per night, per additional guest
 
My Standard Rate
5 night minimum stay
£572
for 5 nights
From
£102
£740
£2,919
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add £15 per night, per additional guest

Additional pricing information

Refundable Damage Deposit £295
Cleaning fee £51 + Tax
Tax Rate 21.0%

Your damage protection fee will be waived (NOT charged) if you purchase the recommended HomeAway's property protection plan. A link to the program's website will be sent to you shortly after your rental request is affirmed. The damage deposit will be billed should you chose to decline the coverage.

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Facilities

Accommodation and facilities for this holiday condo in Sant Pere - Santa Caterina i la Ribera in Barcelona

Property Type:
  • condo
Meals:
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 75 m²
Location Type:
  • city centre
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Lift
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
Dining:
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , European towel warmers
    Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath with Shower , Heated European towel rails
Bedrooms:
  • 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
Entertainment:
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television ...
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
Attractions:
  • churches
  • festivals
  • live theatre
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • water parks
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
  • Shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • hiking
  • swimming

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