Location Pluses: Very quiet neighborhood (98% of the time--see Location Minuses below). Felt at home in the community of El Balco. Yet, close to larger communities and not that far from Barcelona.
Location Minuses: Neighbor two doors down (South) played very loud music a couple of times with heavy beat. Not a show-stopper :).
Indoor Pluses: Just felt like home. Comfortable beds. Had stove plus oven for cooking besides microwave--definitely a positive. Plenty of space for our needs.
Indoor Minuses: WiFi not connected, thus unavailable. Only one small bathroom in house. Only a shower--would have been nice to have a bathtub. Additional bathroom in room adjacent to poolside was used 'for emergencies' :). Hot water for shower started out cold for a couple of minutes, then hot for only 30 seconds, then cold again for a couple of minutes, then stayed hot for a quite adequate time. Took several days of very short (30 second) showers before learning to wait for a second couple of minutes of cold water for it to get hot the second time. No mosquito screens, so be prepared for mosquito bites during the night if you leave the windows open. Living room furniture a bit worn such that it became uncomfortable to sit on the couch or chairs for a lengthy period of time, but not a 'show-stopper' :).
Outdoor Pluses: Very large backyard (two tiers) and well maintained. Pool was great. View is great. Off-street parking space was excellent.
Outdoor Negatives: The driveway gate was a bit inconvenient to unlock to drive in (or drive out), and then lock again. Would be nice if it were automatic. Not a show-stopper :).
Catalunya Casas: Wonderful, wonderful people and organization. Very helpful. Very thankful to them!!!
I, my husband and his parents had an excellent stay here. The apartment is just as advertised, and is in a great located. It has high ceilings and nice furnishings, and also a fully stocked kitchen (in terms of kitchenware), so it would be easy to cook meals there. Overall, it was exactly what we were looking for and we would stay again if in Spain.