|Minimum Stay||4 nights|
A wonderful, spacious apartment with 24 hour free wifi connection if you bring your laptop. You cannot be more centrally located. The sleeping area has three double rooms: one with a Queen size bed, and two with single beds and wardrobe space. In the kitchen you will find an oven, burners, toaster, coffee maker, microwave, fridge, washing machine etc. The living area is very comfortable and cosy and naturally fully furnished with sofas, satellite TV, DVD, dining table… Naturally it is all fully air conditioned and heated. This is truly an exceptional property in the absolute best position possible!! I consider this to be of very good value. To cover some basics - Yes, all linen, towels, cutlery, crockery etc are provided. If you travel with a baby, we have a baby crib, a high chair and a tub.
The neighbourhood of Gracia is just one stop up from the top of Passeig de Gracia but it feels like a whole different world. Gracia was an independent town until the late 19th century and even now the community is small and tight. The people are exceedingly proud of their roots, they don’t say they come from Barcelona, they say Gracia.
The area is popular with artists and a generally bohemian crowd. However despite the trendy nature of Gracia it is also a very traditional barrio with a large elderly population which makes for an amusing and odd mix - and very entertaining people-watching!
Fontana and Diagonal are the metro stops, and from there you can get into the centre of the city, Paseo de Gracia in less than 5 minutes and Plaza Catalunya in less than 10 minutes.
Gracia is totally self-sufficient. That is to say you could stay in Gracia and never have to leave, there are good amenities of every sort, great bars, cosy cafes, a real Mediterranean lifestyle. Whilst everything like the buildings, streets and placas are in much smaller scale than those in the centre of town there is some striking art nouveau architecture to be seen.
The area is very safe.
The area is perfect for those who want something a little bit different, those who perhaps have been to Barcelona before and want a different tourist experience. Although really because central Barcelona is so easily accessible from Gracia it is suitable for everyone.
One of the best features of Gracia is that there are not so many tourists so you feel like you’ve discovered something a bit new and diverse. Shopping is also good in Gracia, where new, arty boutiques stand next to traditional Spanish stores.
*We have another apartment with terrace just for 2 people in the same building, http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p3862306
Greetings from Stockholm (where the temperature is below zero...). We just wanted to let you know how much we enjoyed our stay, the apartment was excellent and the area was super cosy. We would certainly love to return some day!
Best wishes from the Jäderling family
Joan and Elisabeth,
Thanks you so much for making our stay in Barcelona so WONDERFUL!! We LOVED your flat and the convenience of it's location to all there was to see and do in Barcelona. We LOVED that it was so close to the square, shops, cafe's, Metro etc. We could have not asked for a better place. The flat exceeded our expectations. It had plenty of room for my 2 girls and husband and I. It was decorated with style, clean with comfortable beds and the hospitality was great. Thanks again we hope to return to Barcelona in 2015 and will look you up again. Thanks, Gretchen
Joan and Elisabeth,
Our stay was truly wonderful!!! The apartment was excellent in its functionality and I loved the location!! Thank you all (including your mother) for your hospitality. Especially getting a cab at 4:00 am!
A MILLION THANKS
I stayed for a week with my partner. This apartment is true to the pictures. It is well maintained and very clean and so reasonably priced:).Joan and Elizabeth were really helpful, without being intrusive. They are bi- lingual so we had no language issues. we saw them on arrival and before we left. We had no problems but I know they would have been there if we did. Correspondence was fantastic.
What a great location enhanced with two fantastic bakeries on either end of the street.
I would not hesitate to recommend this place to you or my friends and family. I already have! We will be back:)
Karen and Jim
Excellent location, great hosts! We had a great stay in the flat and we have already recommended to friends!
Our family of four (2 adults, 2 children) stayed in this lovely apartment last year; I recommend it very highly.
Everything in the apartment was as described, and the owners were very responsive to questions by e-mail before we arrived. They met us when we arrived, and we very helpful in pointing out nearby restaurants, shops, etc., and even provided some information about a local festival that was taking place that evening.
The neighborhood is very nice, with a very nice little bakery just diagonally across the street, and a nice square just a block away.
The apartment is clean and spacious. It is one floor up from the street (1st floor European, 2nd floor US). This means that it *is* possible to hear people passing by in the street - this is a vibrant neighborhood, and there are people out and about, walking and conversing, in the evening. This was not at all a problem for us, even with two children - things were quieter later in the evening, and the noise never kept us awake or caused any problems for us.
Joan and Elisabeth were wonderful hosts. They responded very quickly when I sent a query by e-mail during our stay. And at one point our son was ill for a day, and they were very helpful and solicitous in directing us to a pharmacy, and checking in later to see how we were doing.
Overall, I highly recommend this apartment and wouldn't hesitate to stay there again.
This apartment was perfect for our family of 5 adults. It was comfortable, clean and well appointed. The owners were very courteous and helpful. They were a pleasure to rent from and the location was perfect. Walk in one direction along the small street and it takes you to a main community square surrounded by shops and restaurants. The people all live and work in the community and were very friendly and tolerant of those of us that spoke no Spanish. I felt save and secure enough that I felt comfortable taking a walk there at night by myself or sitting to have a Tinto Verano and snack. There was always something interesting going on and on a couple of days we saw the castillanos build their towers of people. We recognized one of our waiters and a waitress among those forming the tower. If you walked in the other direction it took you to a main street of the city which you could walk along to see all the interesting sites. And the bakeries were fabulous. I'd love to go back and wouldn't want to stay anywhere but here.
Barcelona is located on the Mediterranean coast between the mouths of the rivers Llobregat and Besòs and is bounded to the west by the Serra de Collserola ridge.
Founded as a Roman city, Barcelona became the capital of the Counts of Barcelona. After merging with the Kingdom of Aragon, it became one of the most important cities of the Crown of Aragon. Besieged several times during its history, Barcelona is today an important cultural centre and a major tourist destination and has a rich cultural heritage. Particularly renowned are architectural works of Antoni Gaudí and Lluís Domènech i Montaner that have been designated UNESCO World Heritage Sites. The city is well known in recent times for the 1992 Summer Olympics.
Barcelona enjoys a Mediterranean climate. The summer's season lasts about 6 months, from May to October, although also in November and April sometimes there are temperatures above 20 °C (68.0 °F). Winters are mild.
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My Standard Rate
4 night minimum stay
|Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add €10 per night, per additional guest|
|Refundable damage deposit||€200|
|Final cleaning fee||€70|
Rates from €100/night for 2 people based on 4-night stay. Each extra person will pay 15€/night
During July and August minimum 1 week.
Deposit requested 250€.
Payment is usually accepted in the quoted currency (EUR) unless the currency and the amount is specifically agreed in advance with the owner / advertiser.