|Minimum Stay||4 nights|
The Apt. is located on a typical Gracia’s building. A wonderful, spacious apartment of 40 square meters with 20 square meters of TERRACE and 24 hour free wifi connection if you bring your laptop. You cannot be more centrally located. As you enter you immediately notice the space of this very stylish apartment. The sleeping area has one double room with a Queen size bed and wardrobe space. In the kitchen you will find burners, toaster, coffee maker, microwave, fridge, washing-dryer machine etc. The living area is very comfortable and cosy and naturally fully furnished with a big sofa-bed, satellite TV, DVD, dining table and chairs, some books… Naturally it is fully air conditioned and heated. It has also insulated windows. 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.
The neighborhood 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, it also has a high ethnic population and the highest concentration of foreign restaurants in Barcelona. Plaza de Sol is the most renowned area of the neighborhood, it’s lined with terrace cafes and at night this is where the people convene to drink and be merry. 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!
Gracia is also well-known for it’s festival which is held for 5 days in August and sees the locals competing in street decoration (they take it very seriously!). The results are usually spectacular, and at night the festival comes alive with drinks stalls and stages of live music of every variety.
Fontana and Diagonal are the metro stops, and from there you can get into the center of the city, Paseo de Gracia in less than 5 minutes and Plaza Catalunya in less than 10 minutes. Also near the metro stop is a cinema that plays films in their original language (version original).
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, cozy cafes, a real Mediterranean lifestyle. Whilst everything like the buildings, streets and places are in much smaller scale than those in the center of town there is some striking art nouveau architecture to be seen. The area is quite safe and away from the main squares where people drink outside until the early hours it is also quiet.
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 in the same building: http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p3862306
My partner and I stayed in this delightful little apartment for a week over the New Year holiday. It couldn't have been in a better location in the city and we could live a sweet European lifestyle. There's everything you need in this place including hot water pot (perfect for tea), washer and dryer, a wonderful patio and lovely shops, bakeries and markets nearby. The owners were reliable, personable, responsive and completely trustworthy. The linens and furniture were all very comfortable and they left a great guide to the neighborhood for us to peruse. Just wish we had more time but we hope to be back someday! Thanks for the lovely stay in beautiful Barcelona.
This was our fourth stay through vrbo (two in NYC, one in Rome) and this is by far our favorite! First, it is just as advertised-no surprises. The listing shows you the light, the space, the ambiance of the apartment. A gorgeous little flat for two in an amazingly fun neighborhood just minutes' away from P. de Gracia, subways, plazas with children playing soccer while the adults relax after the workday, etc. The owners are wonderful and very helpful. Gracia's artist studios, boutiques, bakeries, and tapas bars are delightful. We loved bringing home some bread and fresh tomato to enjoy pa amb tomaquet - with some cava and jamon, of course - on the terrace. Only disappointment: we loved it so much we just didn't want to leave! We look forward to staying again in the future!
My husband and I called this lovely apartment home for five days last August and I can say, with confidence, that we will go back. This spot, and the adorable Gracia neighborhood were among the many reasons that we fell in love with Barcelona. Joan was a great host. The apartment has everything you would need. It is clean and has a sweet little patio, where we spent the evenings drinking wine. The neighborhood has great restaurants, sweet little plazas, bakeries and shops for wine, cheese and jamon. Can't recommend this spot enough. We have so many good memories and we will go back.
My husband and I, his brother and wife stayed in these cozy apartments for five nights. They were the perfect apartments. Clean, roomy, modern, and comfortable, they were exactly what we needed. The location was out of the touristy area and in a quiet, family orientated community. We walked everywhere and particularly enjoyed the Placas, with the families that gathered there in the evenings. We could easily walk down to the central avenues that took us to the Ramblas, the coast and the hop on/hop off buses. There were so many wonderful restaurants, we were not able to go to all of them, but we ate so well! In our neighborhood (Gracias) there was a lovely coffee spot and a great bakery. This was a quiet, peaceful neighborhood...preferable to the crowded, touristy areas by the cathedral. I cannot recommend these apartments more...they were perfect for us.
My husband and I stayed here for 4 nights in October. We absolutely loved the apartment. It is very clean, quiet and the deck is wonderful. The neighborhood feels very safe and it is convenient to the metro as well as many shops and restaurants (BO (tapas) and Kibuka (Japanese) were both tasty and one block from the apt). As others have noted, Joan and Elisabeth met us at the apartment and gave us great information about the city. All in all, it was an extremely positive experience. We hope to return to Barcelona and stay here again.
We loved the bright sunny apartment and patio but the best thing was the neighborhood. There were wonderful bakeries, markets and great restaurants within blocks of the apartment. The metro was a 10 minute walk and it took us all over the city. We walked to Sagrada Familia and Pedrera.
The apartment itself was clean, contemporary and airy. We did not use the air conditioner but it looked new. The kitchen was well equipped but , best of all, the queen sized bed was the best we had in Spain.
Joan was helpful and friendly. He also left us a map and some restaurant recommendations that were excellent. We recommend this apartment highly.
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 center 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.
Nearest Airport : Aeroport de Barcelona-El Prat at 16 Kilometres
Nearest Train : Passeig de Gràcia / Aragó at 1 Kilometres
Nearest Beach : Barceloneta at 2.5 Kilometres
Nearest Restaurant : Kibuka (japaneese restaurant) at 10 mtr
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4 night minimum stay
|Refundable damage deposit||€200.00|
Payment is usually accepted in the quoted currency (EUR) unless the currency and the amount is specifically agreed in advance with the owner / advertiser.