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Penthouse flat & terrace in Central and Exclusive Rambla Catalunya

Philippe Bareilles

Member since: 2007
Speaks: english, french, spanish
Sleeps2
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms1
Property type condo
Minimum Stay 3 nights

Philippe Bareilles

Member since: 2007
Speaks: english, french, spanish
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
April 20, 2015
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Penthouse flat & terrace in Central and Exclusive Rambla Catalunya

Sleeps2
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms1
Property type condo
Minimum Stay 3 nights

Overview

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

Penthouse flat, 1 Bedroom, 1 Bath, 1 sitting room, 1 terrace (Sleeps 2)

This quiet and cosy flat is located on the penthouse floor of a 19th century classic building with a concierge.

The flat has a small fully equipped kitchen with a two ring hob, fridge, washing machine and cutlery, pots and pans. There is a bedroom, a sitting room and has a beautiful planted terrace with deck chairs. Also there is cable t-v and free internet via WIFI.

Barcelona’s extensive Eixample district brings together a large number of modernista buildings of great architectural value. However, it is the central part which showcases most of the buildings designed in this style. Known as the Quadrat d’Or (Golden Square), it is the place where Barcelona’s moneyed classes came to live in the flats designed by the leading architects of the day, such as Gaudí.

You will find something to suit every taste in this area, design and fashion shops, relaxing parks and a range of bars and cafes to have your morning coffee in. There are also a good number of restaurants, bars and discos for those looking for some nightlife Barcelona is so famous for.

It can be difficult to resist the temptation to stop and try out some the local pastries & coffees, drinks & tapas or have dinner in some of the most fashionable restaurants in Barcelona. Towards the bottom of L´Eixample it meets with Plaza Catalunya and the beginning of the Gothic Quarter.

The Eixample is one of the prettiest and safest districts of Barcelona. Places of interest not to miss: Plaza Catalunya, Passeig de Gracia with those beautiful Antonio Gaudi’s buildings such as La Pedrera and La Casa Battló and Plaza España that has a fountain display with lights and music in the evening time.

More Details
Suitability:
  • non smoking only
  • not suitable for children
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Philippe Bareilles (Owner)
Member since: 2007
Speaks: english, french, spanish
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
April 20, 2015

About Philippe Bareilles

Hello, I am born in 1954, I speak english, spanish and french. I was before in the movie business and studied production at NYU in 1980-1983, and since 2005 I dedicate myself to tourism. It is much quieter!

Philippe Bareilles purchased this condo in 2012

Why Philippe Bareilles chose L'Antiga Esquerra de l'Eixample

It is the best location in Barcelona and Barcelona is one of the best place in the world. Sea, mountains and countryside within few minutes drive.

What makes this condo unique

This penthouse is right in the center heart of the city and it is very calm and quiet.

Guestbook comments from the owner

Dear Phillipe.

Thank you so much for everything!

We had a fabulous time and your place is perfect.

All the best

Judi and John
Aug 2014
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Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms1
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Minimum Stay 3 nights
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Reviews

4.9
based on 42 traveler reviews

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Penthouse flat & terrace in Central and Exclusive Rambla Catalunya
average rating of 4.928571 based on 44 reviews
5

Great Barcelona Location!

  • 5 of 5

We stayed for 5 nights in the heart of Barcelona. Great restaurants nearby and easy to walk to the Gothic Quarters. The apartment is quiet and the deck is a great place to relax and enjoy the view of the city.

  • Submitted: Apr 11, 2015
  • Stayed: Apr 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
5

A great way to inhabit vs visit Barcelona

  • 5 of 5

I loved having Philippe's apartment for my weekend stay in Barcelona. It's ideally located, the older building's character was lovely to experience (great elevator!). It's a very quaint and comfortable unit and I especially appreciated the terrace and having the fresh air flow through the place with many windows. Philippe is a gracious host, welcomed me at the door as scheduled and everything was effortless to stay there. I will definitely use this accommodation again when I come back to Barcelona!

  • Submitted: Mar 16, 2015
  • Stayed: Mar 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
5

Location, Conveniences, Sense of community...perfect!

  • 5 of 5

My daughter and I arrived home after an amazing 6 night stay in Barcelona at Phillippe's Attico Penthouse. Phillippe was responsive from the beginning through the end. We didn't meet him but did meet the lovely Arjeanne who oriented us. And when we had a bit of a personal crisis (I didn't print out the tickets to the Barca futbol game!) - she stepped in and got them printed. Earlier reviews have captured many of the attributes of this wonderful place for 2. I would simply say "ditto". I will try to note some of my personal observations that would help a reader prepare and plan for the stay at the Attico.

Security is good here. There are three locks/doors that you go through to get to the apartment. Felt safer than any hotel I've ever stayed.

Some have mentioned there is one flight of stairs to the Attico. Indeed that is accurate. I'm not known for being to walk up stairs, but had no problem with these. There are automatic lights that come on in many of the halls and entries after dark. The stairs can be a little dark, so have your phone ready just in case for additional light.

The choices for restaurants...there are literally hundreds by this lovely apartment. I contribute to Trip Advisor and will write some reviews there for some of our favorites. There are a couple of lovely bakeries for an easy coffee and breakfast, though the kitchen is perfect at the Attico.

The famous Gaudi houses, they are roughly two blocks away.

If you want to take the hop on - hop off bus to get a visitors lay of the land (we do), you can catch the blue route one block behind the apartment or the blue or red route down two blocks on the stylish Passeig de Gracia boulevard.

The easy to use metro is found on the Passeig de Gracia. Of course, take Phillippe's advice and take the minimum with you. We didn't experience the pick pocket problem by being careful and watchful.

Plaza Cataluna is about a 10 minute easy walk, with the Gothic quarter another 10 minutes. Turn right out of the apartment and simply follow the street and you'll be at the Plaza.

There is a cab stand diagonal to the right when you come out of the bldg. While you could catch the Aerobus at Plaza Cataluna the airport, we chose cab to/from. Follow Phillippe's instructions to ensure the front door is unlocked before depositing the keys into his mailbox!

If from US, remember washcloths aren't common - bring your own. There is a washing machine too.

We can't wait to return! Thank you Phillippe!

  • Submitted: Mar 14, 2015
  • Stayed: Mar 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Northampton, UK
5

Helen

  • 5 of 5

My third stay at this property and it was just like coming home. A warm welcome as usual from Philippe. The apartment is clean comfortable and stylish, and ideally situated close to lovely restaurants and shops. The roof terrace is just the icing on the cake, a perfect retreat after a busy day.

  • Submitted: Mar 7, 2015
  • Stayed: Feb 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
5

Great Location, Perfect for a Couple

  • 5 of 5

My wife and I stayed at Philippe's "Attico" Penthouse Flat for 6 nights. I searched VRBO for weeks trying to decide on the right place at the right price. The apartment ended up being exactly what we were looking for. We ran into Philippe twice during the stay and both times he was very friendly and responsive to our questions (and his English was very good). I came close to renting a place in the Gothic Quarter instead of the L'Eixample. We made the right choice location-wise.

Pros:

- Booking was easy and Philippe was very responsive.

- Location was perfect. It was a few blocks from the La Ramblas, Placa de Catalayuna, metro station and a cab staging area (on the corner). We took cabs more than a few times even though most people seem to take the metro.

- It felt safe at all times walking in and out of the building at all hours of the day/night/morning.

- Very clean and very quiet.

- The patio was nice but it was a little chilly during our stay (therefore we didn't use it too much).

- Wireless Internet worked perfectly.

- Plenty enough room for 2 people.

Con (only one minor issue)

- The stairs would be a challenge for an older couple (or unfit couple). There is a lift but it would take a while to get up and down if you wanted to use it regularly (we only used it to get the bags up and down during check-in/out).

We travel frequently in the US, but rarely in Europe so I was very nervous about booking VRBO in a different country. Not anymore. I will recommend this place to any friends coming to Barcelona in the future.

  • Submitted: Feb 24, 2015
  • Stayed: Feb 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
5

Heart of Barcelona

  • 5 of 5

My girlfriend and I stayed here for 4 nights for her 30th birthday and we enjoyed the condo and the location immensly. The condo is in the heart of barcelona, within blocks of placa catalunya and many of gaudi's famous sites. The metro is easily accessible from three different locations around the condo and there are many great restaurants which are I would not consider touristy. The unit is walking distance to most major sites around the city and has a patio for when the weather is nice. Once we get back to Barcelona, we would definitely stay here again.

  • Submitted: Feb 7, 2015
  • Stayed: Jan 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway

Map

Nearest Airport
15 Kilometres
El Pratt
Nearest Beach
2 Kilometres
Car: not necessary

Address: Rambla Catalunya, 39;

Barcelona’s extensive Eixample district brings together a large number of modernista buildings of great architectural value. However, it is the central part which showcases most of the buildings designed in this style. Known as the Quadrat d’Or (Golden Square), it is the place where Barcelona’s moneyed classes came to live in the flats designed by the leading architects of the day, such as Gaudí.

I have also another condo at the same address: www.vrbo.com/157805

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Rates & Availability

From €95 Per night

L'Antiga Esquerra de l'Eixample Condo Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rental rates quoted in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
High Season
Mar 28 2015 - Sep 30 2015
3 night minimum stay
€115
€721
 
 
Low Season
Oct 1 2015 - Dec 19 2015
3 night minimum stay
€95
€595
 
 
High Season
Dec 20 2015 - Jan 10 2016
3 night minimum stay
€115
€721
 
 
Low Season
Jan 11 2016 - Feb 19 2016
3 night minimum stay
€95
€595
 
 
World Mobile
Feb 20 2016 - Feb 25 2016
3 night minimum stay
€195
 
 
Low Season
Feb 26 2016 - Mar 19 2016
3 night minimum stay
€95
€595
 
 
High Season
Mar 20 2016 - Sep 30 2016
3 night minimum stay
€115
€721
 
 
Low Season
Oct 1 2016 - Dec 19 2016
3 night minimum stay
€95
€595
 
 
High Season
Dec 20 2016 - Jan 10 2017
3 night minimum stay
€115
€721
 

Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
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Amenities

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

Property Type:
  • condo
  • floor 6
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 540 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Downtown
Theme:
  • Budget
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Air Conditioning
  • Elevator ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet ...
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 2 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • 2 clean towels sets (2) provided.
Bedrooms:
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 2
  • Double Beds (1) Bed is 56 inch wide, Clean bed sheets and blankets are provided.
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television ...
Outside:
  • Deck / Patio ...
Suitability:
  • non smoking only
  • not suitable for children
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Onsite Services:
  • Concierge
Attractions:
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • live theater
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • horseback riding
  • outlet shopping
  • photography
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • golf
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
Notes:
The concierge comes only week days and in the morning.

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