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Central, Cozy, Large And Sunny Flat In Lively Neighbourhood

Bedrooms 2
Half Baths1
Space 1,054 sq. ft.
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 3 - 4 nights


About the property

98 SQM, 2 Bedrooms, 1.5 Bathrooms, Studio, Large Kitchen,Sleeps 4

Nice modern apartment 98sqm totally refurbished in a bohemian building of 1910. It is composed by:

* 2 bedrooms (with king and queen size bed)

* Large sitting and dining room

* Big and fully equipped kitchen

* Sunny covered veranda of 12 square metres

* 1 complete bathroom and 1 smaller toilet

* 1 studio for working

* 1 complete room at disposition that you can use as a wardrobe and leave your luggage in

The apartment has individual gas heating and air conditioned.

Parquet floor and half timbered original catalan roof.

It is situated at the last floor(3 floor, sorry no lift, be fit to climb the stairs!) of a small and quiet building with few neighbors, it is very sunny and lightened all day long. Even if there is no lift and you have to climb 3 floors of narrow stairs we think that the effort is highly rewarded. The apartment is quiet, sunny, spatious and full of caracter. It's an old small building with only 5 apartments and with wooden catalan typical ceiling inside that makes it unique according to us !We rent the entire flat, it is not shared. You will find that you have plenty of space to relax and access to all the comforts of a modern home. You are invited to cook, enjoy a sumptuous breakfast on the veranda or relax on the comfortable couch.

It is situated in Poble Sec neighborhood, that stretches from Plaza España to the port, nestled between Avenida Parallel and the enormous park areas on Montjuic, one of the city's most beautiful and interesting hill. The 'Poble Sec' has managed to maintain its charm and authenticity better than other Barcelona's neighborhoods and it is full of bar and lively restaurants. In fact, the Poble Sec is where you can find one of the best traditional tapas bar of Barcelona, Quimet Quimet (Poeta Cabanyes, 25 - very, very close to the apartment). Only at 20 meters you will find Carrer Blai: the main pedestrian street of the neighborhood, along with the charming Plaza Sortidor there are the ideal places where to enjoy a cocktail, a coffee or some delicious food in one of the many open air terraces.

The Poble Sec offers a wide range of cultural activities and features several popular theaters. It lies at the foot of Montjuic Park where you can find some sports facilities (including the Olympic Stadium), a Botanical Garden, the Joan Miró Foundation and the National Art Museum of Catalonia (MNAC). The view of the city you can enjoy from Montjuic is really impressive and you can decide to walk up to the top if you feel fit or take the funicular from the Parallel metro station. The Ramblas, Raval and Gothic Quarter are a short 10 minutes walking distance away and is very easy to get there: just cross Avenida Parallel and wander through the multicultural and lively Raval neighbourhood until you reach Las Ramblas or Plaza Catalunya. The Poble Sec is also connected to other parts of the city and important tourist attractions by metro (lines L2 and L3 as well as several bus lines that are only 150 meters away from our apartment).

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Member since: 2013
Speaks: english, french, spanish, italian
Response time:
Within a few hours
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Calendar last updated:
June 22, 2017

About Bruno

Hi we are Bruno and Luca, Italians living in Barcelona for the last 12 years. We have purchased this house in 2005 and decorated and furnished for ourselves reflecting our own preferences. We hope that you will enjoy this personal corner as much as we did over the years

Bruno purchased this apartment in 2005

Why Bruno chose Sants-Montjuïc

Even if there is no lift and you have to climb 3 floors of narrow stairs we think that the effort is highly rewarded. The apartment is quiet, sunny, spacious and full of caracter. It's an old small building with only 5 apartments and with wooden catalan typical ceiling inside that makes it unique according to us !

What makes this apartment unique

We fell in love with this apartment when we sat on the veranda on the back of the house. Sun is entering through the veranda all the way inside the hallway and change the colors of the house. There is plenty of space and even if it is very close to the center and in a lively neighborhood during the nights it's very quiet and you can sleep fantastically.


El Poble-sec Apartment Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • apartment
  • floor 3
Building Type:
  • building
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 1054 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • pets considered ...
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Downtown
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , sink
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player ...
  • Music Library
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television
  • Video Library
  • Deck / Patio
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • medical services
Garage/ parking is close to the apartment, price is not included in the rent, it's a private garage, open 24 hours, guarded, the price is around 25 € per day


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Central, Cozy, Large And Sunny Flat In Lively Neighbourhood
average rating of 4.7727275 based on 22 reviews

cozy and classy

  • 5 of 5

Five minutes walk away from metro station Parallel, in a very quiet building we found this little jewel. Three bedrooms, enough for five adults; a terrace you can live in; WIFI, and a very well furnished kitchen.

Everything is clean and in good conditions. Nearby you have restaurants and pubs at walking distance. Highly recommended!

  • Submitted: Feb 21, 2017
  • Stayed: Feb 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks a lot, it has been a pleasure to have you and your nice family in our apartment. Hope to see you soon!
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Bath Maine USA

Excellent choice for Barcelona

  • 5 of 5

We were at Bruno's apartment for just a few days but wished we could have stayed longer. The apartment was just as listed .... spacious, clean, convenient to all neighborhoods of the city, and a nice kitchen for eat in meals. The sun poured into the back room in the morning, making for a wonderful place for coffee. Communication with Bruno was very good and he arranged for Dodo to meet us and guide us through the details. The options for eating out at neighborhood places were terrific. It all worked out great .

  • Submitted: Feb 13, 2017
  • Stayed: Jan 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Everything was perfect !!

  • 5 of 5

I am a travel agent in Canada. My clients chose this property themselves for their month long stay in Barcelona. On their return they reported to me that their stay was perfect. The perfect location and the property was exactly as promoted and a joy to stay in


  • Submitted: Jan 3, 2017
  • Stayed: Dec 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Bozeman, Montana, USA

Roomy and comfortable close to everything

  • 5 of 5

We loved everything about the Poble Sec/Montjuïc area. It's just outside the tourist core, either a 10-minute walk or two Metro stops to Las Ramblas and everything else you could possibly want. We spent an entire day just exploring the parks, museums, and plazas of Montjuïc.

The neighborhood is filled with restaurants, tapas bars, and nightclubs so it stays lively well into the night. We appreciated that the bedroom windows open onto an interior lightwell instead of the street and the living area is in the rear, so noise wasn't an issue.

The kitchen and main bathroom are very spacious. Water pressure is fantastic and stayed hot for two consecutive showers.

We initally had trouble getting our three Android devices (two Galaxy S7s and a Galaxy Tab) to see the WiFi network, but my iPad had no difficulty. The network did appear on the phones after rebooting them; the tablet never was able to see it although all the other neighboring networks were visible, and the SSID couldn't be added manually.

There is a small market right across the street that had everything we needed (except Nespresso pods, loved that thing!) and the guys running it were really nice. There's a large DIA supermarket about 3 blocks away on the Carrer Sant Pau, but that store was a mess and the staff were LOL rude.

You can actually take the new (2016) L9 Sud Metro line from BCN, which is included in the multi-day Hola BCN unlimited transport card, but it requires two transfers and a lot of walking between stations. We only had carry-on backpacks so it wasn't that bad, but I can't imagine doing it with actual luggage. For €30, the housekeeper arranged a private taxi for our early-morning departure from BCN.

Highly recommended vacation rental, all around!

  • Submitted: Jun 21, 2016
  • Stayed: Apr 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Anchorage, AK

My husband's favorite place

  • 4 of 5

We stayed in 5 different VRBO properties during our 3 week vacation in Europe and this Barcelona property was my husbands favorite. Great location with good access to the Metro although we walked everywhere. The bathroom was good sized compared to other places we stayed. And there is a half bath available too. My recommendation is to add a mirror to the master bedroom or hallway for families with multiple females needing to do their makeup.

Loved the breakfast sun room. Gorgeous way to start the day. Bought fresh produce around the corner and made dinner salads - grateful for salad spinner and other utensils in well stocked kitchen.

Also appreciated the king size bed...hard to find in Europe. The bed takes up most of the room but there is an extra room next door where we could hang out clothes and store our bags.

Grateful for the washing machine and clothes dried quickly in the sunroom. Thank you so much for sharing your home. We recommend this rental!

  • Submitted: Jun 12, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks a lot Barbara and Ted. Also for the suggestion of putting a mirror. Altough there are a couple, half size in the bathrooms, definitely we could put one for entire figures in the luggage and wardrobe room!
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A Great Apartment in Barcelona

  • 5 of 5

This apartment has everything you want in a vacation rental. It is spacious and comfortable; the kitchen is well equipped and modern and there is a sun porch on which to enjoy breakfast. Beds are comfortable. The location is great: a few hundred meters from Avenue Parallel, it is a 5 minutes from a metro stop, a 10-15 minute walk from Las Ramblas, and a 15-20 minute walk from Placa d'Espagna. Below, and adjacent to the apartment is a popular (and great!) tapas bar; and half a block away on Blai street there are numerous additional tapas bars. You will need to be prepared to walk up 3 flights of stairs to the apartment, but if you are up to it, this is a great place to stay.

  • Submitted: Apr 21, 2016
  • Stayed: Mar 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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La Boqueria
"The most beautiful coloured and lively market in Barcelona"
Las Ramblas
"The most famous boulevard in the city, just 10 minutes walk away"
Font Magica de Montjuïc
"Just 15 minutes walk away, go at nights to see the musical fountain show"
Barceloneta Beach
"Just 20 minutes bus away. Take bus D20 from Parallel and enjoy the beach"
Montjuïc Castle
"Climb the best spot in order to enjoy breath taking Barcelona view. Take funicular at Parall..."
Plaça Espanya
"Walk 15 minutes from the flat and enter old Plaça de Toros Arena shopping center. Amazing vi..."
Palau Güell
"250 metres walk from the flat, the first beautiful masterpiece from Gaudi"
Arenas de Barcelona
"Just 15 minutes walk in order to enjoy this masterpiece of modernism transformed into a supe..."
Quimet & Quimet
"Best tapas bar in town. Just down the stairs...enjoy a glass of wine and special tapas!"
Carrer de Blai
Casa Batlló
"Wonderful Gaudi architecture in the midlle of the elegant PAsseig de Gracia. Shopping and cu..."
Xalet de Montjuic
"Super nice restaurants with breath taking night views on Barcelona. Enjoy fantastic views an..."
Port Vell
"The experience of the Rambla del Mar. Just 20 minutes walking distance from the flat, shoppi..."
La Paradeta
"Fish lovers this is the place for you, good quality fish and seafood at absolutely affordabl..."
La Bella Napoli
"Real Neapolitan Pizza in Spain....yummi, and close to the flat"
Platja de la Mar Bella
"Nudist and gay beach, chiringuito to have a drink, beautiful sea"
Park Güell
"Sensational gardens by Gaudi. Take bus 24 just outside the falt in Parall.el Avenue and go s..."
"Best Paella and Fideua, according to me!"
Xiringuito Escriba
"Best Paellas, Fideua and Seafood along the seaside"
"Ferran Adria's chef tapas reaturant. Only with reservation. Fine food from a 3 stars Micheli..."
Olympic Ring
"Barcelona Olimpic Stadium, wander around Montjiuc and enjoy"
Barcelo Raval
"Have a cocktail at the 360 degrees top floor terrace bar, nice cocktails and breath taking v..."
Casa Milà
La Sagrada Família
Barri Gòtic
Old City Barcelona
Palau de la Musica Catalana
Parc de la Ciutadella
Joan Miró Foundation
Mercat de Sant Antoni
Nearest Airport
10 Kilometres
Barcelona Airport
Nearest Barpub
10 Metres
Quimet Quimet
Nearest Ferry
750 Metres
Balearic Ferry
Nearest Train
4 Kilometres
Sants Central Station
Nearest Motorway
750 Metres
Ronda Litoral
Nearest Restaurant
25 Metres
Tatami Room
Nearest Beach
2 Kilometres
Barceloneta Beach
Car: not necessary


Rates & Availability

El Poble-sec Apartment Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Autumn 2017
Sep 1 2017 - Oct 15 2017
3 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $11 per night, per additional guest
Spring 2018
Mar 1 2018 - May 31 2018
3 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $11 per night, per additional guest
High Season
Jul 1 2018 - Aug 31 2018
4 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $11 per night, per additional guest
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $11 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning $54.47
Refundable damage deposit $217.89

Check in is starting from 15h00, check out is before 11H00.
Late check in (after 20H00) and early check out (before 08H00) fee of 20 € each is charged and also for check in and check out in Sundays and Bank Holiday there is a supplement of 20€ to be paid locally
Smoking is not permitted
Damage deposit of 200€ given back automatically 7 days after check out to your credit card if no damages or loss of keys

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
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