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WONDERFUL CENTRAL PENTHOUSE W/ PRIVATE TERRACE!

L'Antiga Esquerra de l'Eixample Apartment Rental Photos and Description

Apartment, 1 Bedroom, 1 Bath, (Sleeps 2-3)

A wonderful apartment in a very central and very safe location! Only 10 minutes on foot to Plaza Catalunya and Las Ramblas and in the middle of the Eixample neighbourhood. This one-bedroom apartment is situated on the top floor of a building dating back to the turn of the 20th century -Modernista style - and has got an elevator.

It has been furnished with both very modern furniture (Italian design) and antiques. It has got a brand-new parquet-flooring and the walls are covered with art.

The penthouse has got a recently refurbished, very modern and comfortable bathroom with shower and a washing machine, a kitchen with all amenities, a large living room on two levels with a sofa-bed, a bedroom with a good quality, comfortable queen-size bed and a built-in wardrobe, and, last but not least, a lovely private terrace full of Mediterranean plants (think bougainvillea, hibiscus, olive trees,...).

The terrace is a perfect sunny breakfast spot or could be used for a slow dinner complete with evening breeze. THE APARTMENT HAS A WIFI CONNECTION (bring your own laptop/device).

This 55-square-meter penthouse is very quiet although it is very centrally located (ten minutes to Plaza Catalunya and Las Ramblas, ten minutes to Paseo de Gracia and Gaudi's houses, one minute to the covered Ninot food market, ten minutes to the neighbourhood of Gracia..) as it is situated away from the street. It has lots of light coming into it as well, which is a rarity in Barcelona.

Immediately outside the apartment are many little family-owned shops like a bakery, delicatessen, butcher, greengrocer, fishmonger, high-speed internet cafe, nail studio, etc. Nearby is a big food market and there are also many supermarkets in the vicinity.

The neighbourhood has got a wonderful village feeling to it; you will be living where the real Barcelonians live. Close by are also some great restaurants where you will find mostly local people and where prices are still reasonable.

This penthouse is used by the owner when in the city and therefore very homely. There are bookshelves full of books, mostly in English, but also in Dutch, Italian, and Spanish. There are Persian carpets and other accessories that you will not find in a standard rental apartment. It has got air conditioning, heating, TV, video, DVD, stereo, and CD player with lots of CDs.

Great value for money. Only available to 1-2 responsible adults or a small responsible family. Not apt for party-people or small children.

Special rates for stays over 2 weeks.

Keywords: One-Bedroom Apartment Penthouse Terrace

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Suitability:
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
Guestbook comments from the owner
Loved staying here. Reminded me of living on the lower east side of Manhattan many years ago, a rooftop apartment on 2nd Avenue. The proximity to see the wonders of Barcelona made me happy.. happy. Regards
Jul 2014
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I bought this unique apartment in 2001 and have been renting it out since 2007. I have been working in tourism for the past 20 years and speak English, French, German, Spanish, Italian, Dutch and little Russian and Portuguese. I have quite a nomadic lifestyle, but can count on my wonderful property managers for any emergencies that may arise.

The Owner purchased this apartment in 2001

This penthouse is very centrally located, yet away from the tourist playgrounds. It has a lovely private terrace and is very calm and quiet.

When I am staying in the apartment I enjoy on getting up to make a strong coffee and having it on the terrace in my pyamas.. relaxing, looking at the plants, their flowers.. Later I prepare breakfast and have it on the terrace as well, going over my e-mail using the fast WIFI connection. If I would leave the building I will have all necessary shops on my left and right, various bakeries, the greengrocer, a cafe, the flower shop, the fish monger, the butcher, the market where they have a wonderful selection of olives, cured hams, Spanish cheeses and other interesting stuff.. In the evening I might cook a meal for friends and either have it on the terrace or inside, using the dining table where they'll admire all the contemporary art hanging on the walls. Or I might meet friends in one of the many typical non-touristy restaurants in this great neighbourhood.

Sleeps3
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms1
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 5 nights
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Wonderful Central Penthouse W/ Private Terrace!
average rating of 4.75 based on 12 reviews
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Wonderful Central Penthouse W/ Private Terrace!
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L'Antiga Esquerra de l'Eixample Eixample
5

Great spot to stay

  • 5 of 5
We stayed here for 5 nights after a cruise. Great location, exactly as described. The roof top terrace was a great bonus to sit and have our morning coffee or afternoon glass of wine. We felt very safe and had all we needed within a easy walk of the location. We felt that this was great value to the cost and recommend it for anyone looking for a place that has all you need to see the best of Barcelona.
  • Submitted: Oct 25, 2013
  • Stayed: Oct 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Adventure Seekers, Tourists without a Car, Sightseeing
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L'Antiga Esquerra de l'Eixample Eixample
Lutsen, MN
4

Comfortable apartment in a fabulous location

  • 4 of 5
We enjoyed a two week stay in this comfortable apartment in the left Eixample. It's location at Valencia and Casanova was ideal for our exploration of Barcelona. There was a nearby market and many small grocery stores, bakeries, wines stores, cheese and ham shops, and other amenities within very close proximity to the apartment. The bed was firm, but not uncomfortably so. The shower was roomy. The only complaint we had about the bathroom was a lack of adequate places to hang our wet towels. Since it rained quite a bit during our stay, the terrace wasn't an option. The kitchen is fully functional, but small. It took some careful planning to cook a meal due to the small space, but we managed just fine. Within close walking distance is a wide selection of restaurants, bars, cafes, etc. We enjoyed a number of them, particularly Paco Meralgo and the Cremerie Toscana. We also had fun at Mont Bar, a suggestion of one of Annemarie's friends as a place we could meet on Sunday with a group of friends.
  • Submitted: Jun 15, 2013
  • Stayed: May 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Tourists without a Car, Sightseeing
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L'Antiga Esquerra de l'Eixample Eixample
Toronto, Canada
4

Cute apartment in great location - a real Barcelona experience!

  • 4 of 5
My husband and I spent a few days in Annemarie's apartment in August 2012. We were there for my husband's birthday and the city was a perfect place for a celebration! Whatever one might be into, from beautiful architecture, vibrant culture, exciting nightlife and partying, relaxing beaches, great food...it is all there! We truly enjoyed our stay and will most likely go back.

The apartment's location in a typical neighborhood is great as a cultural experience, since you are surrounded by locals, going about their daily lives. It is in relatively close distance to a couple of subway stops, which was very helpful. The public transit in Barcelona is great, extensive and efficient. The apartment looks exactly as the photos show. It is a great place for 1-2 people. Our favourite place was by far the patio, especially on these hot summer nights. The sitting area surrounded by plants is lovely. Speaking about the heat: this was a very hot summer and the place can get quite hot, despite the air conditioning unit located in the living room. A ceiling fan in the bedroom or a second air conditioning unit would definitely bring some much needed relief on days when the outside temperature can easily go above 40 Celsius. The place is clean and it definitely has a very cozy feel. Truly offers that home like experience, much different than a standard hotel room. There are a few grocery stores and numerous restaurants within few steps away.

The place would greatly appeal to travelers like us who prefer to mingle with the locals, rather than be surrounded by other tourists in a hotel. I also must say that Annemarie's assistance during our pre-booking communication was great. She was prompt and informative. Also, she was gracious in dealing with a mis-communication regarding our arrival time.

We had a lovely stay and are grateful for having had the chance to share Annemarie's home!
  • Submitted: Feb 8, 2013
  • Stayed: Aug 2012
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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L'Antiga Esquerra de l'Eixample Eixample
Melbourne Australia
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Kym, Melbourne

  • 4 of 5
Charming little apartment in central Barcelona. Owner & her agents could not have been more helpful. Great orientation information in apartment, including recommended tapas bars & restaurants, local bakers, pharmacists, grocers etc, making settling in to the area a breeze. Small outdoor balcony was an oasis to sit out on after a days pavement pounding. Well fitted apartment with loads of books, DVD's & CD's. Kitchen tiny, but well appointed and stocked. Location very central, easy access to sites and transport.
  • Submitted: Jul 2, 2012
  • Stayed: May 2012
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Tourists without a Car, Sightseeing, Romantic Getaway
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L'Antiga Esquerra de l'Eixample Eixample
Ohio
5

Clean, quiet, and charming!

  • 5 of 5
This apartment was just what we wanted during our week in Barcelona. The location is terrific - trendy, quiet, safe, and close to everything! The apartment is well-equipped, cheery, with lots of natural light, and clean. The owner is extremely hospitable, efficient, and a good communicator. The quick Wi-Fi was an added bonus, and the terrace was a lovely place to enjoy coffee in the morning. I would recommend the apartment to a friend or relative.
  • Submitted: Aug 18, 2011
  • Stayed: Aug 2011
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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L'Antiga Esquerra de l'Eixample Eixample
Newmarket, Ontario, Canada
5

Wonderful Home Away From Home

  • 5 of 5
We could not have asked for anything more.

We were thrilled by the location of Annemarie's apartment and loved the multitude of small shops in the neighbourhood where everything we needed was so close at hand. Being away from the hustle and bustle to the south was appreciated and the central location at Casanova and Valencia made for many wonderful days of walking. We found, for example, walks into El Born and Barcelonetta, over to Montjuic and up to the northern end of Passeig de Gracia were easy from the apartment. We found the neighbourhood safe and very quiet and it was so nice to stay amongst locals.

Annemarie's apartment is beautiful, spacious and oh, the terrace! To sit out there early in the morning as the city came to life and as the sun set is something we cherish. The roll out awning and umbrella provide all the shade needed and even in the heat of the afternoon, there always seemed to be a breeze to help keep us comfortable.The plants on the terrace thrive in the heat and it was a pleasure to water them for Annemarie. Inside,the artwork, the wonderful lights and the cheery colours all contribute to making the apartment feel like a home away from home. The apartment is spacious and so well equipped. Everything needed for cooking is available and we really appreciated the washing machine. Clean, fresh clothes, hung outside to dry on the terrace is a real treat when travelling.

We would unconditionally recommend this apartment. It is exactly as advertised and Annemarie is a pleasure to deal with. She was quick to respond to emails and offered fantastic advice. Wonderful!!
  • Submitted: Jul 20, 2011
  • Stayed: Jul 2011
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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L'Antiga Esquerra de l'Eixample Apartment Rental Rates

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High season
Apr 1 2014 - Oct 31 2014
5 night minimum stay
€99
€600
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add €15 per night, per additional guest
 
My Standard Rate
5 night minimum stay
€90
€560
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add €15 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

Final cleaning/preparation fee €35
Notes Cancellation policy: 100% refund if cancelled at least 60 days before arrival date.
Advance payment of 30% of the total due when confirming the reservation (credit card via Paypal.com or bank wire). The rest amount (70%) is then due in cash upon arrival.
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Amenities

L'Antiga Esquerra de l'Eixample Apartment Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • apartment
  • floor 5
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 55 m²
Theme:
  • Romantic
  • Family
  • Away From It All
  • Historic
  • Budget
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Iron & Board
  • Elevator
  • Living Room ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Air Conditioning
  • Heating
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Towels Provided
Kitchen:
  • Kitchen ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Pantry Items
  • Coffee Maker
  • Toaster
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Oven
Dining:
  • Dining Area
  • Dining ...
  • seating for 4 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • The bathroom has been refurbished and includes a walk-in shower.
Bedrooms:
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 3
  • Queen size Beds (1) The queen bed is of a very good quality. Sleep Sofa or Futons (1) The sofa converts into double bed for a couple or two children. Alternatively there is also an extra auto-inflatable spacious single bed (with bedding)
Entertainment:
  • Books ...
  • Music Library ...
  • DVD Player
  • Television ...
  • VCR
  • Stereo
  • CD Player
Outside:
  • Deck / Patio ...
Suitability:
  • pets not allowed ...
  • non smoking only ...
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
Attractions:
  • library
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • theme parks
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • live theater
  • zoo
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • health/beauty spa
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • horseback riding
  • walking
  • shopping
  • boating
  • outlet shopping
  • sight seeing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • fitness center
  • ATM/bank
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • snorkeling/diving
  • basketball court
  • pier fishing
  • parasailing
  • racquetball
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • sailing
  • cycling
  • surfing
  • golf
  • wind-surfing
  • water skiing
  • mountain biking
  • roller blading
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
Notes:
My apartment is full of wonderful contemporary art, most of it painted by my Spanish-based artist friends whom I organized exhibitions for in the past. There is also contemporary Vietnamese art and of photographs I took.
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