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Bedrooms 2
Space 807 sq. ft.
Property type condo
Minimum Stay 3 - 5 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 an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
20 July, 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 Ciutat Vella

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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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday condo in La Barceloneta in Ciutat Vella

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


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average rating of 4.8636365 based on 67 reviews
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
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Wonderful stay in Barcelona close to the beach!

  • 5 of 5

The apartment is a short walk to the beach and many other attractions. Plenty of restaurants close by and grocery shops also. We were out most of the time but enjoyed the spacious apartment when we were in. Milena was very accommodating and made sure we had everything we needed. She even gave us a wonderful walking tour. We were very impressed by her knowledge of the history of Barcelona. Miguel was very quick to respond and provided all the information we needed to have a great stay. We were very at ease with the process and felt safe renting from him because of the many positive reviews. The apartment has security which is nice but even when we were out and about we never felt uneasy as all of the people we encountered were very nice. We definitely plan on returning to Barcelona in the future and will rent again from Miguel. The deposit was returned within a week as stated in the ad. Another good reason to rent from Miguel.

  • Review Submitted: Jul 14, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Alan, Thank you for your most wonderful review! We probably should highlight Milena more in our description of the property! :-) She most definitely gets uniformly rave reviews over her care of our guests during their stays. As you were able to experience first hand, she is one 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. We would be absolutely thrilled to host you again on your next visit to Barcelona! Cariños, La Familia Garcia
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Stuttgart, DE

Everything you could possibly need

  • 5 of 5

I was lucky enough to stay a week in this great place in early June 2017.

Travelling with my parents who were visiting from Australia, this apartment was the perfect location for us and had everything we needed.

Firstly, in the lead up to the stay, and whilst we were there, dealing with our contact in BCN (Milena) was super easy, and fast... not to mention the complimentary walking tour which was informative and tailored to our needs/wants.

The apartment location is right near Barceloneta station, which made public transport a breeze, though we more often walked to our destinations in El Born, the beach, Gothic, etc etc.

The apartment itself is well appointed... Full kitchen, washing facilities, Air Con, solid internet, and comfortable beds. One benefit I wasn't expecting was the ability to separate off the different sections of the apartment (the sleeping areas, kitchen, lounge, etc).. it made it much easier to have shared space if we wanted, and private time when we needed.

I would highly recommend this apartment for those thinking of staying in BCN.

  • Review Submitted: Jul 11, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Max, Thank you so much for your kind words, and thank you for enumerating our property's highlights - including its excellent location and amenities - in such a wonderfully thorough fashion! Yes, we have neglected to mention in our description of Cabina De L'Aviador how the different areas of the apartment can be segmented to provide additional privacy for our guests. Thank you for including it in your review! We hope you will give us a chance to provide another unforgettable experience for you in the future. Muchos pero muchos cariños, La Familia Garcia
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San Rafael, CA, USA

Modern apartment in great location.

  • 4 of 5

Smack next to the Metro, walk to beach all of old town, and to the commerce in Barceloneta. Great amenities in upper-end complex. Highlights: Old Town, Park Guell, Sacra Familia, Bowie exhibition at the Desseny, Pedera. Tips: T10 Metro ticket, Eclipse bar at the W, we found eating in the Barceloneta to have a less tourist feel. Bosco in the Gothic, Bitacora in the Barceloneta. Picasso was a bit disappointing, but what do we know.

  • Review Submitted: Jul 6, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Perfect Location!

  • 5 of 5

My daughter and I were in Barcelona for 2 weeks and stayed in Cabina De L'Aviador. We couldn't have asked for a better place. It was modern, comfortable, and perfectly situated to get to everything. We walked to most places from the apartment or took the metro which was right outside. We loved being able to walk to El Born for dinner and shopping, exploring the Gothic district, and having lunch along the beach at Barceloneta. Milena was so helpful and we enjoyed the city walking tour very much, even after flying all night and getting no sleep! The apartment has security guards and we always felt very safe. Miguel gave us great recommendations for restaurants and was always responsive to any questions we had. I would HIGHLY recommend this apartment and we will definitely be back!

  • Review Submitted: Jun 24, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Tami, Thank you for your kind words, and thank you for enumerating our property's highlights (including its many modern amenities, it's wonderful location, its unsurpassed access to Barcelona's modern transport system 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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Cocoa Beach, FL

Awesome Condo in a Fantastic Location

  • 5 of 5

My wife and I spent 15 days at this awesome condo in Barcelona. The location is fantastic, right between the Gothic area and Barceloneta, a 10 minute walk to the beach. There are great restaurants and bars nearby and its an easy walk to many of the great attractions in Barcelona, such as the Sagrada Familia. The condo is very modern and extremely comfortable. The bed is comfortable and the living area is easy to hang out in. The building is also very secure. Milena Popovic who manages the location is also an area guide. We did three two hour walking tours with her. The tours were awesome and the price very reasonable. One tour is actually included in the price of the condo. I can't say enough nice things about this property and the exceptional time we had in Barcelona. We plan to return often.

  • Review Submitted: May 30, 2017
  • Date of Stay: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Doug, We are so grateful for your review. It was so nice of you to feature the apartment's unequaled location between Barcelona's Gothic neighborhood and Barceloneta Beach, right in the middle of all of the city of Barcelona's day and nighttime "action". :-) And thank you for, not only calling attention to the property's modern amenities, 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. Muchos cariños, La Familia Garcia
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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


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday condo in La Barceloneta, Barcelona

Rental Basis:
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event Price
High Season
5 Mar 2017 - 31 Oct 2017
4 night minimum stay
for 4 nights
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add £16 per night, per additional guest
Winter I
1 Nov 2017 - 17 Dec 2017
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add £11 per night, per additional guest
18 Dec 2017 - 7 Jan 2018
4 night minimum stay
for 4 nights
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add £16 per night, per additional guest
Winter II
8 Jan 2018 - 23 Feb 2018
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
Mobile World Congress
24 Feb 2018 - 4 Mar 2018
5 night minimum stay
for 5 nights
Value Season
5 Mar 2018 - 31 Mar 2018
4 night minimum stay
for 4 nights
High Season
1 Apr 2018 - 31 Oct 2018
5 night minimum stay
for 5 nights
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add £16 per night, per additional guest
My Standard Rate
4 night minimum stay
for 4 nights
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add £16 per night, per additional guest

Additional pricing information

Cleaning fee £53.85 + Tax
Refundable Damage Deposit £314.15
Tax Rate 21.0%

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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