Villa de Gracia apartment rental - Living Room
Living Room
 
  • Bedrooms3
  • Sleeps6
  • 1 Bathroom
Minimum Stay 4 nights
 

Villa de Gracia Apartment Rental Photos and Description
3 bedrooms, 1 full bathroom, sleeps 6.

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.

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33 Reviews of Property 328475 in Villa de Gracia , Spain

Beautiful apartment in Gracia, 4 min. Pg De Gracia (La Pedrera, Gaudi)
average rating of 4.967742 based on 33 reviews
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Beautiful apartment in Gracia, 4 min. Pg De Gracia (La Pedrera, Gaudi)
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p328475
+34 638296843
Villa de Gracia Gracia
Arlington VA USA
5

Fantastic in every way!

  • 5 of 5
  • Submitted: Jul 29, 2010
  • Stayed: Jul 2010
As with the first reviewer, we found the apartment to be above and beyond our expectations. It was perfect for our family: each child (11 & 16 yrs. old) got their own room, which they loved. The apartment was clean, modern, well equipped, comfortable and well lit. It was such a joy to come "home" after a long day and feel like it was "ours" and not just a cold hotel room.

The kitchen had pretty much everything we needed, and we were able to eat breakfast there and save a little money from eating out all the time. Also, I made dinner twice during our stay. There are at least a dozen places to buy various foods within a 10-minute walk. Next time, though, I'll remember to take along my Spanish-speaking son (it's a little harder with some merchants if you don't know Spanish, which I pretty much don't)

Joan and Elisabeth emailed us almost every day with good wishes and ideas and suggestions. We also took their suggestion to visit the beaches at Sitges, and you can walk to the train station that takes you there.

We loved the location--in the middle of the city, but not with other tourists, so you can really get the local feel. But it's so easy to get everywhere from there--either on foot or by Metro. There are two plazas within a 5-minute walk, which are nice to sit at and have gelatos or a beer.

One of our favorite meals was at a restaurant they recommended that was just around the block--L'Anxoveta. A really local place--their menu is only in Catalan. But we got a fabulous waiter who made our meal a delight. Thanks, J&E for that recommendation.

I am pleased to give the highest recommendation and commendation to this apartment and to Joan and Elisabeth. May you be fortunate enough to find it available for your trip to Barcelona.
Recommended for:  Tourists without a Car, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children
Helpful votes: 3/3
business
Beautiful apartment in Gracia, 4 min. Pg De Gracia (La Pedrera, Gaudi)
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p328475
+34 638296843
Villa de Gracia Gracia
Los Angeles, CA USA
5

We love Gracia!

  • 5 of 5
  • Submitted: Jun 18, 2010
  • Stayed: May 2010
Elisabeth and Joan, the property owners, made our trip to Barcelona an unforgettable one!

First, the apartment was exactly as it was it depicted in the posting. Very clean and comfortable. The property owners set up a baby crib and high chair for us, which both looked brand new! This was our first International trip with our 8 month old, and having the crib and high chair was very helpful. The bathroom was big and the water pressure was great (which is important to my husband). The third bedroom was very small, but would be fine for kids, and we used it as a large closet to store our clothes and suitcases. The large sectional couch was comfortable as well as the large dining table. The kitchen was well-equipped.

Elisabeth made many recommendations for us while in Barcelona and we were always so happy when we took her advice on restaurants and sight seeing trips (be sure to visit Sitges). She even made us a reservation at her favorite pealla restaurant. It was delicious. And, they called a cab for us when it was time to head to the airport.

The apartment is located in the heart of Gracia, a wonderful neighborhood full of great restuarants, indie shops and people. While traveling, we like staying in neighborhoods that aren't touristy, and Gracia fit the bill perfectly. From Gracia, we walked to Sagrada Familia, all the way down Passieg de Gracia to the Barceloneta, and the other direction to Park Guell. Gracia is actually pretty centrally located with metro stops close by.

The only caution for this property would be the noise. It's a corner unit in the heart of Gracia and the trash trucks and street cleaners were noisy each night, but we acclamated after a couple nights and the noise never woke our baby.

Thank you Elisabeth and Joan for a wonderful vacation! We hope to come back some day!
Recommended for:  Girls Getaway, Tourists without a Car, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
Helpful votes: 3/3
business
Beautiful apartment in Gracia, 4 min. Pg De Gracia (La Pedrera, Gaudi)
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p328475
+34 638296843
Villa de Gracia Gracia
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  • Submitted: Jun 7, 2010
  • Stayed: May 2010
Thank you again for your hospitality and extra personal touches.
We really enjoyed the apartment and the culture/excitement of Barcelona!

We hope to take another trip and will keep you in our plans.
Helpful votes: 1/1