|Minimum Stay||3 - 5 nights|
All the apartments in this catalogued historic building have been individually designed and many retain their Gothic period features. This unique apartment with one-of-a-kind Cathedral views was just renovated in Nov. 2012. Situated on the second floor of a true Gothic building (sorry no Lift/Elevator), which dates back to the XII-XIII century, the renovation has been carefully done, respecting the original architecture, to expose the handmade wood beams and the stone walls. The apartment contains both vintage and loft-style-chic furniture. There are all the conveniences you would expect, including free wi-fi and a spacious walk-in shower plus one you might not - enjoying the views of the cathedral right from the living room . The large dining, living and kitchen spaces make this luxurious apartment perfect for individuals who need more space, families or groups of colleagues. PLEASE NOTE: the mezzanine level has a lower ceiling, some people might not be able to stand up in the mezzanine area.
YOUR APARTMENT AT A GLANCE
·high quality 100% cotton bed linens & towels
·Fully controllable Air Conditioning and Heating
·Kitchen with dishwasher, microwave/steamer, coffee maker, electric kettle, refrigerator, glass-ceramic cooktop/hob and stone-top work surface.
·Flatscreen TV with USB & HDMI input
·Washer & dryer
I believe that pictures speak better than words, so please take a look at our photographs. For more detailed information please don´t hesitate to ask.
OTHER IMPORTANT FACTS
· 1000 sq. feet in prime location of the Gothic Distric
· Sleeps up to 8 people
· 1 Double Bedroom , 1 open mezzanine & 1 complete bathroom
· 2 queen size beds, 1 queen size sofa, 1 full bed and a 1 twin size bed
· Balcony with views of the cathedral
· Pedestrian access only - limited entrace to taxis
· No Lift/Elevator - we will help you with all your baggage!
· Not allowed: Parties or Pets
· Optional Free Extras: Baby cot/crib & highchair on request
· Optional Extras (for a fee - please consult) - daily maid service, babysitting, daily trips, bicycles/scooter, event tickets....you ask for it and we will try to find it!
RULES: No parties, no loud noises or music, no smoking, we ask that you respect your neighbors and take care of our place.
Sorry, but due to problems in the past we DONT RENT OUT to guests younger than 25 years old.
This whole adventure started a few years back out of pure necessity. Kelly, being a Spanish-born, Korean-American but rooted in Barcelona for the past 17 years wasn´t able to find a decent long-term accommodation for all her visiting family and friends. Thus, Sal & Kelly, owners, decided to remodel one of their apartments in the gothic quarters. It started with one and continued with the rest of the building, a unique 12th century antique convent.
KELLY purchased this apartment in 1974
THE NEIGHBORHOOD & SURROUNDINGS
Situated in the heart of the vibrant Gothic District, right behind Barcelona´s Cathedral, the location of this apartment is ideal. You are a stone´s throw away from all the main attractions such as Plaza Sant Jaume ( the council square), Las Ramblas, Port Vell, Born District and Plaza Catalunya. A 2 minute walk will place you right in the L4 metro line which easily connects you to all the other main features of Barcelona such as La Sagrada Familia, Paseo de Gracia with all of Gaudi´s Buildings and high-end shops. This apartment is located in a street with only pedestrian access, making it a quiet and peaceful place but still right in the middle of all the main attractions. There is no location like it anywhere else in Barcelona.
Our cancelation policy is strict regarding the prepayment, once prepayment has been made:
For a 50% refund, cancelation must be made 30 full days prior to listing's local check in time (or 3:00 PM ) on the day of check in.
Although there isn´t an elevator/lift in the building we will be happy to have someone help you out with your luggage at no extra cost. We will be happy to arrange day trips or even a guide for the day at a reasonable price. Plus, we will be more than happy to provide you with all of our knowledge about the city - shops, restaurants, etc... we will try to make your stay as comfortable as possible and give you great tips so you are able to enjoy the city as a local
Be sure to plan plenty of time sitting inside this rental, staring out the huge window and watching the world go by. Best words I can use to describe is "fully immersed" in the sights, sounds and smells of Barcelona. Located above a cafe, you feel like you live in this great city, not a tourist.
Right next to the Cathedral, you do see many tourists, but you enjoy smiling knowing that their sterile hotel room probably doesn't have a 12' long dining table to talk to family over a big meal you just bought at the nearby fantastic market. Their room doesn't let is huge amounts of air through huge doors at night while you sleep.
A veteran of dozens of rentals, I can say with confidence this is one of my favorite rentals ever. Something about looking out of those windows, hearing the singers at night, feeling the energy. If we go back to Barcelona, we will stay here again.
The owner was very accommodating, even walked us to taxi stand and said goodbye on person. Owner tried hard to make the WIFI stronger in all rooms but only strong in 2 of 4 rooms. Wasn't a big deal. We went and ate tapas instead.
If you want "library like quiet" then this rental isn't for you. We loved the gentle racket late into the night. Made us want to go join the party.
We stayed in Kelly's unit for one week and found it to be a perfect home base for enjoying and exploring historic Barcelona. The unit was impeccably clean, well organized and tastefully furnished—just as depicted in the photos. Kelly was the most hands-on, available and engaged host we've encountered in our travels.
The building is part of the very fabric of the historic Gothic Quarter. If you enjoy imbibing the urban energy, the hustle-and-bustle, the must of the ancient alleys, then this is your home. You'll hear street performers, keep time with the cathedral bells and savor the wafting odors of the cafes. Highly recommended.
We found the smaller one-bedroom apartment just as described, so cute... and immaculate. Located in the heart of Barri Gotic, it was a great home base as we ventured out, mostly on foot, to experience the wonder of Barcelona. the owner was a wealth of information, helping to guide our decisions about restaurants as well as where to purchase that good bottle of wine. Moltes gracies, Kelly
What a wonderful apartment. Beatifully renovated preserving old style with modern conviniences, you overlook the cathederal and are in the heart of the action.
Thouroughly recommended, we would stay here again!
Stayed for a week right after Xmas at one of the smaller loft. Kelly was very responsive throughout the booking process. We arrived early in the morning and she let us check in right away. She even sent us a bottle of wine as a welcome gift, a very nice gesture!
The location of the loft is ideal--a quiet street right next to the beautiful Cathedral. Don't get fooled by the map--everything in the Born and Gothic districts are within easy walk, which makes this loft very centrally located.
We were a couple so the small loft was big enough for us. The decoration was neat. The furniture comfortable and useful, nothing fancy. All in all, highly recommend it.
We thoroughly enjoyed our stay in one of the smaller lofts for a week during the La Merce festival. Kelly was so helpful, sending us area info before we arrived and then more info once we got there, including a list of her recommended restaurants (we tried a few and loved them), area attractions, etc. Location is right in the middle of everything and we walked or took metro or bus to to all the sights. Loft was clean and very well maintained. Wifi Internet was avail and we never had a problem connecting. Would definitely recommend to family and friends and would return ourselves. There is a small cafe just below the lofts which was very convenient for a quick bite or beer. If you plan on visiting the Sagrada Familia, definitely order tickets ahead of time online. We did this and got in without a wait. Also easy to get from loft to Camp Nou for a FCBarcelona game which was a lot of fun and the fans are great. Overall it was a wonderful stay and Kelly was so helpful. We emailed her any questions we had and she always replied promptly.
Treat yourself to spacious, quiet, luxurious accommodations in a splendid 12th century convent in the heart of Barcelona. We invite you to stay in our one of a kind apartments and make yourself at home in this historic Barcelona residence. Sunny, with great vistas of the Cathedral and the Lieutenant’s Palace. This apartment offers its guests an unforgettable experience of luxurious accommodation and personal care in the heart of Barcelona at reasonable cost.
|Rate Period||Nightly||Weekend Night||Weekly||Monthly||Event|
Mar 1 2015 - Apr 30 2015
4 night minimum stay
|Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add €32 per night, per additional guest|
May 1 2015 - Sep 30 2015
5 night minimum stay
|Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add €35 per night, per additional guest|
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
|Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add €29 per night, per additional guest|
|cleaning fee - 4 guests||€80|
NO SMOKING ALLOWED IN ANY IF OUR LOFTS/ we don´t rent out to guests 25 younger
PRICES ARE FOR 4 guest/NIGHT! IF MORE THAN 4 GUESTS PLEASE ASK!
Increase on standard prices for special events
Christmas Hol. : + 25% - min. 5 nights
Mobile WC : + 40% - min. 5 nights
Easter : + 20% - min. 4 nights
Formula 1 : + 10% - min. 3 nights
Primavera Sound, Sonar or other festivals +20% increase min. 5 nights
We ask for :
20% deposit in Paypal or bank transfer
80% payable upon arrival in cash or with MC/VISA
cancelation policy regarding the prepayment:
For a 50% refund, cancelation must be made 30 full days prior to listing's local check in time
300 euro cash refundable security deposit
Cleaning fee of 80 euro 4 guests, each additional guest 10 euros more.
Payment is usually accepted in the quoted currency (EUR) unless the currency and the amount is specifically agreed in advance with the owner / advertiser.