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Lovely duplex penthouse with two terraces overlooking the sea sta maria

14 Reviews
Sleeps4
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms1
Property type condo
Minimum Stay 3 - 5 nights

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Overview

El Born Condo Rental Photos and Description

Apartment for 4 people in the heart of Old Town.

Duplex penthouse in the center of the Gothic Quarter in the charming Barrio del Born.

The building has an elevator.

Modern apartment with all the comforts for 4 people.

It has two floors with a lounge, with TV, wireless internet, free telephone for local calls, kitchenette with dishwasher, stove and oven, kitchen utensils, cart for purchase.

20 sqm terrace overlooking the Cathedral of Santa Maria del Mar. The terrace has a comfortable table with chairs and sun loungers, breakfast and dinner overlooking the cathedral.

In the beautiful top floor room with queen size bed, exit to another terrace with chairs and fantastic views.

The apartment has air conditioning and heating.

It is near restaurants, bars, supermarkets, the Picasso Museum is a 5 minutes walk and 15 minutes from Las Ramblas and the beautiful Boqueria market.

The streets have plenty day and night life but fortunately the apartment is very quiet to rest. The noise does not reach the room.

Tamnién can walk to the beach where you will find fantastic 'chiringuitos' (beach restaurants) for an aperitif or to eat fresh fish.

It is also very near the metro line and buses.

More Details
Suitability:
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Host (Property Manager)
Member since: 2012
Speaks: english, spanish, italian

Reviews

4.9
based on 14 traveler reviews

Lovely duplex penthouse with two terraces overlooking the sea sta maria
average rating of 4.857143 based on 14 reviews
4

Great Stay

  • 4 of 5

The location of this apartment is key. There is so much to do within walking distance, it can keep you busy for days. Restaurants, groceries, bars and shopping are all right there. You can also walk to the many restaurants and bars in the port area across the Main Street. Because the Santa Maria church is a landmark, taxi drivers can take you right home from anywhere you visit in the city, and a taxi stand is right around the corner from the apartment. The apartment itself is clean and pleasant. Although there is a lift, one must walk up two flights of steps to get to the lift, so not a spot for handicapped people.

Lucas, the manager, was very helpful and met us there right on time with the keys and to go over the apartment. Everything went without a hitch!

  • Submitted: Sep 21, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thankyou for your comments. We are always happy when our guests spend a good vacation in Barcelona. Sorry for the stairs but is not always easy to install an elevator in an old medieval building. Pleased that You liked the location that is among the best places in Barcelona. Thank you again for having selected our apartment in Barcelona.
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Washington, DC
5

Perfect

  • 5 of 5

Great location. Flavia and Lucas were friendly and easy to work with. One terrace would have been great, but two were amazing. They brought great light in to the apartment and were comfortably furnished for hanging out in the fresh air. The church bells were pleasant but not intrusive, and the church providing a great landmark for finding out way home. Apartment included everything we needed including high speed internet, toilet paper, soap and kitchen essentials. I would come back in a heartbeat.

  • Submitted: Sep 10, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for the excellent commment on the penthouse. i am always happy when guest spend a nice vacation in Barcelona with everything at hand and in the heart of Born Quarter (at present the cooolest place of Barcelona) with life day and night and near to everything. thank you again for having selected my property and hope you have you as my guest in a near future. Enjoy Spain and have a safe trip home. All the best
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Charlotte, NC USA
5

Perfect Apartment in El Born (Barcelona)

  • 5 of 5

This one-bedroom apartment is directly across the street from the basilica of Santa Maria del Mar, in the lively El Born quarter. The apartment was spotlessly clean. The kitchen and bath are newly installed, highly modern and functional. There is no dishwasher (unless you count me!), but there is a handy dish drying rack. The fridge is a small under-counter unit, and works well. The lower level of the apartment contains the galley kitchen area, a large terrace overlooking the basilica, the bathroom and the living room area. The couch in the living area becomes a pull-out bed. We did not use it, but we did open it and it seemed as comfortable as a pull-out bed can be. A steep but pretty stairway accesses the second level bedroom loft, which has its own smaller terrace with a table and a pretty arbor that provides shade. The bedroom has an air conditioner, which works well.

The apartment is situated on the 5th and 6th (European) levels of the building, There is an elevator that is accessed from the street level by climbing one level of stairs. The door to the street is locked and seems secure. Everything you need is in the neighborhood. A nice little grocery store that has a cute wine cellar is just down the street. The market of Sta Caterina is in the quarter. The Jaume I metro stop is 2-3 blocks away. You can easily walk to El Raval, the Barri Gotic, Barceloneta and the Eixample neighborhoods without using the metro, but it is nice to have when the legs get tired. (Buy the T-10 ticket and share it!)

Although the quarter is very lively, we never heard any street sound when we went to bed. There are hurricane shutter window shades outside that keep out light and noise and the "white noise" of the air conditioner covers street sounds. You do however, hear the church bells that begin ringing on the quarter hour beginning at 7:00. They generally didn't wake us up until after 8, but they do start at 7.

The apartment owner, Flavia, is very good to deal with. Her communication is prompt and clear. She seems to be a very nice and caring person. The person who met us at the apartment, Lucas, was a good communicator and promptly answered my text messages. He met us at the apartment precisely as planned.

We very much enjoyed our stay and hope to return.

Carl and Jodee

Charlotte, NC

  • Submitted: Jul 25, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you very much, Carl and Jodee for your fantastic comments with perfect description of everything. I am happy that you enjoyed your vacation in Barcelona and hope to meet you next time you come for a visit. Even in winter we have a wonderful temperature with sun almost everyday. Thank again for having selected my penthouse. All the best
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5

Super clean! Recently remodeled! Incredible location! Excellent price!

  • 5 of 5

We felt as if we were staying in the heart of Barcelona. Right outside our door, every day, there was something going on: performers, speakers, vendors. But we were not on a busy street at all. The location near the church is very special. This is a major landmark in the city of Barcelona. Every morning we enjoyed breakfast on our terrace and we were periodically entertained by the organ music from this church. The restaurants below were very popular late into the night but not noisy at all. We would often return to our neighborhood at midnight and be excited to see our little neighborhood still humming with activity. When do people sleep in Barcelona? The furnishings were lovely, clean and simple. The kitchen was adequate. No need for a large dining area since you have the beautiful terrace right there. The bathroom was GREAT! I want that same shower-head installed in my home! Lots of water pressure; easy to regulate the temperature. The washer is an added bonus. This was week 3 of our trip so we very much appreciated this amenity. Now ... the stairs going to the upstairs can be a bit of a challenge. But so what? In the middle of the night heading to the bathroom, it was an adventure. But really ... to have a 2 story place with another terrace up top makes it worth it. We would definitely stay here again and we will be recommending this place VERY highly to our friends. Thank you Flavia!

  • Submitted: Jul 8, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: I am very happy when guests write to me such a fantastic comment as it means that the work we do to have them happy during their vacation in Barcelona is compensated by their satisfaction for having spent a vacation in a nice place, in a fantastic location and enjoyed Spain where people do not sleep (or at least, not enough). thank you again for having selected our apartment and hope you will visit us next time you come to Barcelona and specially the Gothic Quarter which at present is the coolest place of all the city, day and night. Thank you
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Santa Rosa, California, just north of San Francisco
5

fabulous location

  • 5 of 5

The apartment, which is very nice and has everything my wife and I needed for a nine-day stay, is in the most interesting, pedestrian-friendly area of the city, with unbeatable views and just feet from a beautiful church. The owner was very responsive -- when the water heater croaked, she had it replaced the next day. Definitely recommended.

  • Submitted: Apr 19, 2015
  • Stayed: Mar 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: I am happy this guest enjoyed his travel to Barcelona and felt confortable in the apartment in spite of the water heater problem. Thank him por his patience. Hope to see you again next time you come to Barcelona and thank you for having selected my apartment. Flavia
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5

great location

  • 5 of 5

We stayed 7 nights at Flavia's apartment and we trully enjoyed it! The location is perfect to get a good feeling of Old Barcelona. All the communications were easy with Flavia as well as Lucas. The appointments for the key were right on time and very pleasant.

The feeling of being so close to Santa Maria del Mar is fantastic and gives a special taste to the stay!

Very quiet at night, proximity to everything, from all the tourist attractions to the food markets!

Very nice restaurants to have tapas just minutes away!

We really enjoyed very much the terraces and it was a nice quiet break at the end of a full day!

The stairs to get to the bedroom are a little steep at first but you get use to it!

We will go back for sure!!!

  • Submitted: Nov 23, 2014
  • Stayed: Oct 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Map

Nearest Airport
20 Kilometres
El Prat, Barcelona Internacional
Nearest Ferry
1 Kilometres
Barcelona
Nearest Train
200 Metres
Estació de Francia
Nearest Motorway
500 Metres
ronda Litoral
Nearest Beach
1.5 Kilometres
Barceloneta
Car: not necessary

'Penthouse duplex with two terraces, ideally situated in the Barrio Gotico opposite the Church of Santa Maria del Mar. Cataloged building and completely renovated with elevator. Modern apartment with a bedroom with terrace, kitchenette, It is located in the charming Barrio del Born and in front of the Gothic church of Santa Maria del Mar, in a building with elevator. This penthouse is perfect for a small group, a family or a couple on a romantic getaway. This arranged over two floors and has a modern interior design. On the first floor is the kitchen which is fully equipped with washing machine, oven, refrigerator and more, from here you access to the first terrace of 20 square meters equipped with table and chairs where you can admire the view of the amazing windows church and breakfast and dinner outdoors. The living room is furnished with a sofa bed for two additional persons followed by a bathroom with shower. A staircase leads to the second floor where limunoso spacious bedroom has a double bed and also access to the second terrace of 10 sqm. In addition, the apartment offers amenities such as air conditioning, free wifi, satellite

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Rates & Availability

El Born Condo Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Manager accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
Verano-otoño
Apr 1 2016 - Oct 31 2016
3 night minimum stay
$213
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $17 per night, per additional guest
 
otoño
Nov 1 2016 - Dec 22 2016
3 night minimum stay
$180
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $17 per night, per additional guest
 
Navidad
Dec 23 2016 - Jan 7 2017
3 night minimum stay
$213
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $17 per night, per additional guest
 
Invierno
Jan 8 2017 - Feb 25 2017
3 night minimum stay
$180
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $22 per night, per additional guest
 
Mobile World Congress
Feb 26 2017 - Mar 2 2017
5 night minimum stay
$1,627
Flat fee
 
 
primavera
Mar 2 2017 - Mar 31 2017
3 night minimum stay
$196
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $22 per night, per additional guest
 
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
$180
 

Additional information about rental rates

Limpieza $79
Refundable damage deposit $224

- Deposito del 20% pagadero con tarjeta de crédito a través de paypal o transferencia bancaria
- Saldo: en efectivo el día de la llegada.
- Estos precios se entienden para dos personas. Persona adicional € 20 por noche.
- Al los precios indicados hay que agregar € 70 por el check in, check out y limpieza.
-En el precio total del apartamento está incluida la luz, agua, calefacción o aire acond

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Amenities

El Born Condo Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • condo (terraced)
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 55 m²
Location Type:
  • Downtown
  • Near The Ocean
Theme:
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Air Conditioning
  • Elevator
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • baño 1 - toilet , shower
Bedrooms:
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 4
  • dormitorio 1 - 1 queen , 1 sleep sofa /futon
  • Room with queen size bed, wardrobe, air conditioning and heating and terrace The living room has a sofa bed for two more
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
Outside:
  • Bicycles
  • Porch / Veranda
  • 4 garden chairs
  • 2 beach chairs
Suitability:
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Attractions:
  • arboretum
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • library
  • marina
  • museums
  • pond
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • outlet shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • swimming

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