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Licy and Jacob

Member since: 2006
Speaks: english, french, spanish, portuguese, italian, norwegian, Catalan

Born! Ideal location. If you send a request we'll confirm availability & price

61 Reviews
Sleeps6
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms1
Property type apartment

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Overview

Ciutat Vella Apartment Rental Photos and Description

Apartment, 3 Double Bedrooms, 1 Bath, (Sleeps 1-6 people)

Perfect Location! Central Barcelona, Close to Market and Cathedral. Price from..

Welcome to Barcelona and to Acomodis Apartments!

PLEASE TAKE NOTE THAT TO CONFIRM AVAILABILITY AND PRICE IT'S BETTER TO SEND A REQUEST

As many people ask, we confirm that:

IT IS NOT a shared apartment. IT IS a private apartment just for you.

In order to give you accurate information and price about this or any of our apartments you can send as an e-mail and we’ll answer you. Also, if you want, we’ll let you know about our cooking activities.

Below our picture ON THE RIGHT SIDE you will see the button to SEND A REQUEST for information and availability.

*Price depending on the number of nights, number of guests and season.

*If you contact us we'll answer you with the total price.

*If you are coming with children please let us know their age to know if you need baby cot and to recommend a family apartment.

More than just a place to sleep! . . . A real experience right next to our traditional market . . .

We always welcome our guests directly in the apartment. We also have another nice apartment very close.

Come discover why this is a lovely and unique accommodation which will offer you not only a comfortable stay but also a nice experience right in El Born in Barcelona if you want to be part of the “local scene”. You'll be able to walk everywhere in the historical center and take the most of your stay.

Highlights of the area: right in the centre of town, next to the Gothic Quarter, near Las Ramblas, the Port Vell and the sea.

When booking a vacation rental it's important to know who will be available to help if there are any problems with the rental. For this reason we think it's always wisest to work with a local owner / representative that specializes in vacation rentals. We are owners and we also manage other owners’ properties.

Our guests are not charged with a booking fee added on and don’t have to pay the full amount in advance. There is a reservation payment when booking of 30% and the rest can be paid on arrival.

You’re wondering how much could this wonderful apartment cost?

If you want you can send us an e-mail and we will respond quickly to offer this or another of our apartments. If you are a family with children please let us know the age of your children to know if you need baby cot.

OUR GUESTS are mature and young couples, families with older and young children, groups of friends and solo travelers.

WELCOME TO OUR 3 BEDROOM APARTMENT IN EL BORN IN THE HISTORICAL CENTER OF BARCELONA:

This three bedroom flat is located in the central Ciutat Vella district of Barcelona with a unique location across from the recently rebuilt Mercat de Santa Caterina. This market is not only a recent addition to the body of architectural landmarks in the city, but a place to sample top quality local produce. The flat is on the corner of a building with a protected façade as an important part of architectural history.

This apartment has three separated bedrooms with balconies / windows (one double bedroom and the other 2 bedrooms with 2 single beds each that can be together or separated). There is air conditioning and central heating in all the bedrooms and in the living-room. All the balconies are completely isolated with double glass.

The quality of the accommodation and the impecable personalized service are the advantages that make this property perfect for clients looking for an exceptional holiday right in the historical center of Barcelona.

Parking: there are several parkings nearby. Please let us know if you are coming by car to inform you about parking facilities. It's important to know if you are going to use your car or not during your stay in order to give you an accurate information of the most suitable and economical parking.

THE APARTMENT IS LOCATED IN EL BORN AREA IN THE HISTORICAL CENTER:

El Born has grown into being one of the most fashionable places in the city.

El Born isn't just about the nightlife, there is plenty of culture to be had as well. It can be seen that Calle Montcada was also a medieval street, which is now home to the Picasso museum and the Textile Museum which has a great little café with a terrace attached to it. The textile museum is located here because in Born's early days it was home to the textile guilds of Barcelona. There is also a beautiful cathedral which you can wander around in, sometimes even when there is a wedding going on!

Nowadays people are attracted to El Born for the shopping which consists of some beautiful but pricey boutiques and shoe shops which are great to find that one-off piece.

El Born is sandwiched between Via Laietana and Barceloneta and is served by the metro stops Barceloneta and Jaume 1 which are on the same yellow line. Las Ramblas and the very centre of the city are a pleasant 10 minute walk away.

The beach is also just a 10 minute walk away so you can have both a beach holiday and a city break in one. Plus you are quite close to the Parc Ciutadella which is a relaxing place to sit in the afternoon and watch the hippies play their bongos. The Barcelona zoo is also located in Parc Ciutadella.

As you can see El Born is perfect for families as well as tourists. Noise could sometimes be a problem depending on where you are but it's not as bad as in the very centre of town. It is a picturesque and cultural part of the city with a vibrant café culture and bar scene.

The location is just a short walk from the fashionable El Born area including one of the most exciting tourist attractions in the city: the Museu Picasso and the Palau de la Música Catalana, a leading concert hall - World Heritage Site by UNESCO -. Walking to the Barri Gotic is a quick affair and the famous street of Las Ramblas is just 10 min. away on foot. Most of the city's main attractions (including the Gaudí works of Palau Guell, Casa Batlló, Casa Milá and La Sagrada Familia) and relaxing beaches are within walking distance or a short subway ride away.

Minimum capacity 2/3 people. Regular capacity 4/5 people. Maximum capacity for 5/6 people.

Cleaning fee (apartment, linen and towels). We provide sheets and towels.

Gencat License HUT: 01-2013-0967

DISCOVER OUR UNIQUE ACTIVITIES, TOURS AND THINGS TO DO IN BARCELONA!

1. Tours: for example a visit to La Boqueria, one of the best markets in the world.

2. Food & Drink: for example Tapas and Wine Tour with a Charming Foodie.

3. Culture: for example The Legends and Secrets of Barcelona - History Tour

4. Adventure: for example Montserrat Tour and Trekking in the National Park

5. Sport: for example Amazing Gaudí eBike Tour

6. Attractions: for example The Sagrada Familia with a Gaudí Enthusiast

7. Nature: for example Picnic through Vineyards in a Major Wine Region

8. Water: for example Private Sailing & visit to a traditional fisherman town

We hope you find it useful and we wish you an enjoyable stand.

DO NOT HESITATE TO CONTACT FOR ADDITIONAL INFORMATION

More Details
Suitability:
  • Events Allowed
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Licy and Jacob (Owner)
Member since: 2006
Speaks: english, french, spanish, portuguese, italian, norwegian, Catalan

About Licy and Jacob

We are Elizabeth and Jacob. We speak English, French, Spanish and Catalan.

We have always enjoyed meeting people from all over the world and that's why a few years ago we started offering our apartment to people who want to come to Barcelona to have a nice experience.

We like what we do!!! :)

*I and my husband Jacob are the real owners of the apartment. We are not an agency or representatives of the owners. Then, we are involved and we take care directly with our guests in case of any need or help.

*Our apartment is located in a nice area in El Born in the historical center. It’s not easy to find a quiet place in the middle of everywhere (Aquarium, Chocolate Museum, Picasso Museum, etc.).

*Our apartment is located in a corner of a building which means there is a lot of natural light. It has 4 exterior balconies.

*We accept credit card except the cleaning fee. I mean we accept credit card for sure. No surprise on arrival.

*Our apartment is a legal holiday apartment with license from the Government of Catalunya.

Licy and Jacob purchased this apartment in 2002

Why Licy and Jacob chose Ciutat Vella

We bought this property because we love Barcelona. We have this property here in 'El Born' in Barcelona city center because it's a nice place to stay for a few days as it's calm and comfortable and also it's a great point from where you can have access to the main attractions.

What makes this apartment unique

From our property, which is located right next to the prestigious 'Mercat de Santa Caterina', you can experience living in the origin of Barcelona. As it's in the corner of a building there is a lot of natural light. Also, there are no words to explain the feeling of relaxing in this great apartment. Then, you can take a real Spanish Siesta.

Reviews

4.8
based on 61 traveler reviews

Born! Ideal location. If you send a request we'll confirm availability & price
average rating of 4.803279 based on 61 reviews
London, UK
5

Amazing birthday time in Barcelona

  • 5 of 5

My sister and I had a great holidays here. Dad prepared this trip for us because of my birthday and it was amazing. Even he talked with the hots, Jacob and Elizabeth, to do a Tapas Tour and that was a good experience to know more about Barcelona. The flat is very nice and cozy, it had everything we need. Highly recommend!!

  • Submitted: May 18, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Pasadena, CA
5

Wine and bikes for live the beautiful Barcelona

  • 5 of 5

This apartment was wonderful and cozy. It has everything you will need for enjoy your stay. Jacob and Elizabeth are very helpful hosts, they also organized to me a nice tour to know traditional wineries on a bike. That was an amazing way to see a lot of the city and visit nice places. Thanks for this incredible holidays.

  • Submitted: Apr 18, 2016
  • Stayed: Apr 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Galway, Ireland
5

Great cooking experience in a lovely place

  • 5 of 5

Our stay here was amazing, the flat was nice and very cozy. My family and I were delighted with the private cooking experiencie class in the apartment. The food was fantastic and delicious. Thank you Elizabeth to make this great moment for us! Highly recommend, don't miss the chance!!

  • Submitted: Apr 12, 2016
  • Stayed: Apr 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Canada and France
5

Petit séjour à Barcelone

  • 5 of 5

Appartement très bien situé dans la vieille ville, décoration soignée et originale. L'accueil par Jacob , qui nous a attendu malgré une arrivée tardive, a été très sympathique, il a pris de temps nous expliquer le fonctionnement de la maison. Nous avons passé un séjour très agréable et à l'occasion nous reviendrons avec plaisir.

  • Submitted: Jan 5, 2016
  • Stayed: Dec 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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San Francisco Bay Area, California USA
4

Perfect view of life in El Born!

  • 4 of 5

As noted in other reviews, the location is superb. Easy walk to restaurants, the sites of Barcelona, a fabulous market and public transportation. The apartment was clean. The 2nd floor is the 3rd floor (USA view) and the balcony is not to sit; room enough for a plant maybe (again, different definitions)!

On the plus side:

*Having Jacob meet us and give us some tips at our arrival was great-where to eat, where we must go, etc. He was most helpful.

*The books of Barcelona (in English) were also a bonus.

*The location, as noted earlier, was fabulous.

*The washer/dryer was nice BUT it took us a while to understand the dryer had a reservoir (needing emptying several times during the dryer cycle).

The apartment lacked some things that would not be difficult to provide.

*The ‘master’ bedroom had only one reading lamp and one night table-making it difficult for both of us to read (without the overhead light) and to place our clocks;

*Having a (coffee) table in front of the couch would make for a comfortable ‘sitting’ room,

*The provision of napkins, tissue and other consumables are not expensive but would have been a nice touch, we had to buy them, use only a few and leave the rest,

*The coffee pot situation was not ideal. Not accustomed to the stove top coffee pot, no idea of what kind of coffee needed; we had to go out each morning for our coffee. But on the plus side, coffee is VERY affordable here.

All in all, a comfortable place. Barcelona is a wonderful city!

  • Submitted: Nov 24, 2015
  • Stayed: Nov 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much Shelley, we are so happy you enjoyed. Thanks so much for choosing to stay with us. We appreciate very much your suggestions and we take note of them :)
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Melbourne, Australia
5

Fantastic Location in Barcelona

  • 5 of 5

This is a lovely spacious apartment with plenty of cafes, bars and restaurants around. Easy to walk to an underground station so all of Barcelona is within range.

It was very clean and catered for all our requirements, although most apartments we have stayed at in Europe have Nespresso coffee machines. This would be a good addition.

My dealings with Elizabeth were painless and I have already recommended this apartment to some friends of ours.

The only blemish was the agents who admitted us put our security deposit through instead of holding it till we left and the apartment was checked resulting in an unnecessary Amex conversion charge.

  • Submitted: Nov 14, 2015
  • Stayed: Oct 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much Eddie, we are glad you liked the location of our apartment in El Born in the historical center. We are sure you knew places in Barcelona that we don’t even know yet but we are working on it. There is a traditional coffee maker. It’s more ecological because it doesn’t have aluminum capsules but we appreciate your suggestion :)
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Map

Nearest Airport
12 Kilometres
El Prat Barcelona airport
Nearest Barpub
50 Metres
There are a wide variety of bars nearby
Nearest Ferry
1 Kilometres
Port Vell
Nearest Train
500 Metres
Estació de França
Nearest Motorway
1 Kilometres
Ronda del Litoral
Nearest Restaurant
50 Metres
There are a wide variety of restaurants nearby
Nearest Ski
200 Kilometres
Pirineos
Nearest Beach
1 Kilometres
Barceloneta
Car: not necessary

WELCOME TO OUR COOKING EXPERIENCES IN BARCELONA!

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Enjoy our Superb Cooking Experience. Our chef will show you how to prepare a delicious Spanish meal during your stay in Barcelona. You'll enjoy it! We can send you a video if you want :)

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Barcelona cooking experience (all sessions can be held in English, French or Spanish).

*Enjoy our cooking activity: if you don’t have much time, join our unique cooking class. You will learn all you need to prepare a complete real Spanish meal. Available for individuals and groups. Menu will vary according to season. All menus can be adapted to vegetarians upon request.

*Also, we invite you to discover our other “Food & Drink” activities to do in Barcelona:

1. Visit La Boqueria, one of the best Markets in the world

2. Tapas and Wine Tour with a Charming Foodie

3. Catalan Traditional Wineries on a Vintage Bike

4. Exclusive Gourmet Tapas Tour

DO NOT HESITATE TO ASK FOR MORE INFORMATION!

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Rates & Availability

La Ribera El Borne Apartment Rental Rates

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PRICE RANGE 90-300 EUROS
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Nov 1 2016 - Dec 24 2016
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Dec 25 2016 - Dec 25 2017
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Dec 26 2017 - Dec 26 2018
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Additional information about rental rates

PLEASE TAKE NOTE THAT TO CONFIRM AVAILABILITY AND PRICE IT'S BETTER TO SEND A REQUEST
PRICE DEPENDS ON THE NUMBER OF NIGHTS, NUMBER OF GUESTS AND SEASON.
ACCORDING TO THE REGULAR CAPACITY OF THE APARTMENT.
IF YOU CONTACT US WE'LL ANSWER YOU WITH THE TOTAL PRICE.
TO BOOK THE APARTMENT IT'S NOT NECESSARY TO PAY THE TOTAL AMOUNT IN ADVANCE.

CANCELLATION
If the guest carries out a total or partial cancellation at least 60 days prior to the date of arrival, we will return 100% of the deposit paid; if it is between 60 and 30 days beforehand, we will return 70% of the deposit paid. We will not return any of the deposit in the event of cancellations made less than 30 days beforehand.
Also, and in the event that the Guest carries out a total or partial cancellation with an advance of less than 15 days, he or she will be required by the owner to pay 50% of the total rent. For each cancellation made, independently of the advance with which it is done, and whether it is total or partial, we will receive 40.-€ from the party concerned for administrative expenses.
In any case, the cancellations will have to be notified in writing. In the event that the Guest fails to convey the cancellation or does so less than 24 hours beforehand, the Owner will be entitled to demand him or her to pay all of the rent price corresponding to the period booked.
Consider obtaining personal holiday insurance to cover this and other potential losses that whoever can have in any trip.

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Amenities

Ciutat Vella Apartment Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • apartment
  • floor 2
Building Type:
  • building
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 70 m²
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Spa
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet ...
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Freezer ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster ...
Dining:
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • There is one bathroom with shower. Also there is a hair dryer. There is no limit of hot water because there is a central heater.
Bedrooms:
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 3 - 2 twin/ single
  • Queen size Beds (1) 2 beds that are almost always fixed together; 80 X 190 cm each bed, then 1 bed of 160 X 190 cm; Both beds can be together or separated upon request., Double Beds (1) 150 X 190 cm, Twin or Single Beds (1) 90 X 200 cm each bed, Baby Cribs (1) Included in the price.
Entertainment:
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
Outside:
  • Balcony ...
  • Bicycles ...
Suitability:
  • Events Allowed
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets not allowed ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Onsite Services:
  • Concierge
  • Massage
  • Private Chef
  • Staff
Attractions:
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • duty free shops
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • synagogues
  • theme parks
  • winery tours
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • boating
  • gambling casinos
  • miniature golf
  • outlet shopping
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • ice skating
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • sailing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
Notes:
WELCOME TO OUR COOKING EXPERIENCES IN BARCELONA! Enjoy our Superb Cooking Experience. Our chef will show you how to prepare a delicious Spanish meal during your stay in Barcelona. You'll enjoy it! We can send you a video if you want :) Barcelona cooking experience (all sessions can be held in English, French or Spanish). *Enjoy our cooking activity: if you don’t have much time, join our unique cooking class. You will learn all you need to prepare a complete real Spanish meal. Available for individuals and groups. Menu will vary according to season. All menus can be adapted to vegetarians upon request. *Also, we invite you to discover our other “Food & Drink” activities to do in Barcelona: 1. Visit La Boqueria, one of the best Markets in the world 2. Tapas and Wine Tour with a Charming Foodie 3. Catalan Traditional Wineries on a Vintage Bike 4. Exclusive Gourmet Tapas Tour

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