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Raul Duran

Member since: 2012
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Speaks: english, spanish

Enjoy Barcelona from our central, sunny and quiet apartament.

Sleeps5
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms1
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 3 nights

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Overview

La Nova Esquerra de l'Eixample Apartment Rental Photos and Description

Apartment, 2 Bedrooms + Convertible bed(s), 1 Bath, (Sleeps 3-5)

The location of the apartment is fantastic to visit and enjoy Barcelona,it is in the city center, and after that, you can have a comforting rest with your children or your partner because it´s incredibly quiet.

It is a top-floor flat with elevator in a typical building of the beautiful 'Ensanche'.

It's very well located. The main tourist sites are situated at a 20-minute-walk from the apartment. (5-10 minutes by underground)

It's perfect to go to Barcelona Fair or Congress (5 min. walking)

The airport is at a 15-minute-drive.

High-Speed Train Station (AVE station) is situated at 10 minutes from the apartment.

AVAILABLE ONLY FOR RESPONSIBLE ADULTS OR A RESPONSIBLE FAMILY. This is not a party place!

Keywords: Top-floor flat, apartment, typical, quiet, safe neighborhood, well located, clean, safe, convenient. 2 Bedrooms + Sofa-Bed, 1 Bath (Sleeps 1-5).

Suitability:
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair accessible
Raul Duran (Owner)
Member since: 2012
Call Owner
Speaks: english, spanish

About Raul Duran

I am from Barcelona and I work as a nurse assistant for an important hospital in Barcelona, which is near the apartment.

My wife is from Galicia, in the north-west of Spain and she works as an accountant for a computer company.

We have two children. We live in the same building where the apartment is, and I managing my own apartment.

I like swimming and listening to music.

We love going to the beach and traveling.

Raul Duran purchased this apartment in 2012

Why Raul Duran chose Eixample

The location of the apartment is fantastic to visit and enjoy Barcelona, and after that, you can have a comforting rest with your children or your partner because it´s incredibly quiet.

What makes this apartment unique

It is a quiet sunny place in the city center. It´s very well communicated and you can walk to the main sights in town. There are a lot of a good restaurants, markets and supermarkets if you prefer to cook at home.

Barcelona Fair is close to the apartment.

It takes only 15 minutes to the airport by taxi or airport bus, and 5 minutes to Sants station where you can take the High-Speed Train (AVE) and go to Madrid in two and a half hours.

Other important thing is that we live in the same building, so we can help you on anything that you need quickly, so very personalized attention.

Reviews

Exceptional! 5/5 -
(152 traveler reviews)
Enjoy Barcelona from our central, sunny and quiet apartament.
average rating of 4.986842 based on 152 reviews
5

Fabulous time!

  • 5 of 5

Raul was an incredible host. He met us at the ship (the end of our cruise), took us on a driving tour of Barcelona and took us to the apartment. He gave us maps, directions, recommendations for things to do and places to eat. The apartment was great, with much-needed air conditioning, and some essentials in the frig (fruit, cheese, milk, juice, etc).

When it was time to go, Raul drove our daughter to the airport in the morning and then my husband and I in the afternoon. All of this was unexpected and truly appreciated.

We would stay there again!

Many thanks to Raul.

  • Submitted: Aug 6, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

A Gem + Amazing Hosts

  • 5 of 5

This was my first VRBO experience and it was amazing! First, Raul and Carmen are incredible hosts - warm, welcoming, gracious, and kind! Second, the apartment is wonderful! And, finally, what's not to love about Barcelona. I so enjoyed this trip. My hope is to return in two years with my niece - and I will definitely stay here.

From our initial inquiry about the availability of the flat to our arrival home, Raul was helpful and responsive to emails, providing timely and detailed information and answering all our questions. We were booked on a Celebrity cruise of the Iberian Peninsula two weeks prior to our stay. Raul picked us up at the airport and took us to our hotel for our 1-night stay prior to boarding the ship. Upon our return to Barcelona, he picked us up at the port and gave us a short tour of the city, pointing out key sites. He graciously drove us to the Barri Gotic for a cooking class we had signed up for on our second evening in Barcelona. And he drove us to the airport on our departure date. After our return, we got an email to be sure we had arrived home okay. We had the opportunity to chat with Raul several times during our stay and talked with Raul and Carmen on our last evening. It was great to get to know this lovely couple. Travel helps you realize that people the world over have much in common and that hospitality and kindness exists everywhere. Getting to know others, their country, and the culture is inspiring!

Now about the flat. The photos of the flat do not do it justice. It is attractively furnished, spacious, comfortable, clean, and well stocked. We were greeted with a fruit basket and a bottle of wine. We enjoyed the terrace which has great views and is a good place for evening drinks or morning coffee or a meal. It has everything you need!!

Centrally located, you are close to the subway, bus lines, and near stops for the Hop On-Hop Off bus for tourists. It is in a lovely, quiet neighborhood that is wonderful for walking. We enjoyed meals at 3 nearby restaurants on the street within the block. Great breakfasts and dinners, amazing coffee, and tasty sangria. There is an ATM across the street, nearby grocery stores, and a taxi stand on the corner. Upon arrival, Raul sat with us and had maps and local information to give us. He patiently explained subway and various bus lines and recommended restaurants. It was so helpful to orienting us to Barcelona and to planning our time.

This flat and the hosts are a gem!

  • Submitted: Aug 1, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
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5

Fantastic Barcelona Trip, with Best Hosts ever!!

  • 5 of 5

Raul inspires me to be a better person....he is so fantastic!!

Raul picked up our family from train station upon arrival, and drove us to the airport upon departure. He gave us a quick tour of the city upon arrival. Back at the apartment, he provided a great orientation of the city, and provided a wealth of information on access the Metro and buses, restaurant recommendations, sightseeing, etc. Raul and Carmen provided a basket full of fruit, which we snacked on all week. They generously had drinks waiting for both kids and adults in the apartment upon arrival.

The apartment was in great condition, seemed like it had been recently upgraded throughout. Location was close to the Metro and Train stations. The unit is on the top floor but the elevator made it easy. After being in Barcelona for a day, we wanted to visit the beach, and Raul recommended going to Sitges by train (quick 30 min) trip, to a small lovely beach town with charming pedestrian streets with cafes and shops. The recommendation was perfect and we had a truly a fantastic day at the beach.

Truly the best hosts we have ever come across, and a great apartment to boot!!

  • Submitted: Jul 29, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
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5

Wonderful stay in Barcelona made possible by our hosts Raul and Carmen

  • 5 of 5

We had a wonderful stay in Barcelona. This was our first time in Barcelona and we were a little apprehensive but we were ease once we contacted Raul and Carmen. Even before our trip, Raul was very helpful with providing information about the Barcelona and the various attractions. From the time we landed in Barcelona to our departure, we were showered with hospitality and helpful suggestions. The apartment was very clean and well appointed with all the facilities of home. The fridge and pantry were stocked with the necessities (much appreciated when you arrive in a new place). I must mention that the apartment is centrally located to all the major attractions and very conveniently near public transportation. Also Raul was kind enough to provide detailed instructions for getting to the various attractions. Raul and Carmen made our trip a memorable one with their hospitality and generosity. We highly recommend this apartment to anyone who plans to spend time in Barcelona. - Shash C, Boston, USA

  • Submitted: Jul 24, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
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Like staying at friend's house in Barcelona

  • 5 of 5

Our family of 5 had an excellent experience staying at Raul & Carmen's apartment in the Eixample neighbourhood of Barcelona. The apartment is spacious, clean and well equipped with a rooftop terrace that is perfect for enjoying your breakfast or a glass of wine before going out to dinner. We arrived to find the fridge stocked with the basics and a fresh fruit basket to welcome us to the apartment. The neighbourhood is safe with convenient access to many restaurants, supermarkets and central bus and subway lines. As others have noted, what really sets this apartment above the rest is Raul's hospitality. He picked us up at the airport, gave us a short tour in his car to orient us to the city and reviewed with us the key attractions and how best to use public transportation. He offered restaurant recommendations and even offered to make the reservations for us. Finally, on the day of our departure, he kept our bags in his apartment because our train wasn't until later in the afternoon and then dropped us off at Barcelona Sants train station. He even escorted us inside, made sure we bought the correct tickets and arrived at the correct track for our train, adding translation as necessary. It really felt like we were staying with a friend in Barcelona and this aspect made our stay one of the best we've had with VRBO type rentals.

  • Submitted: Jul 24, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
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5

Amazing Experience!

  • 5 of 5

I booked this apartment based on the reviews and was not disappointed. The apartment is very comfortable, clean and quiet in a fabulous neighborhood. I would definitely stay here again just based on the apartment and value. When you add the hospitality of Raul, it exceeds all expectations. You could not ask for a better host - Raul goes so far above and beyond to ensure his guests (not renters because you really do feel like a personal guest in their home) feel welcome and have a fabulous experience! Thank you Raul for making our stay in Barcelona so memorable!

  • Submitted: Jul 9, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
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Map

Mercadona-supermarket
"Supermarket"
Font Magica de Montjuïc
Estació de sants
"High speed train(AVE) and Airport train."
Las Arenas
"shopping center "
La Sagrada Família
Park Güell
Las Ramblas
La Boqueria
Plaça Espanya
Montjuïc Castle
Poble Espanyol
Arenas de Barcelona
Joan Miró Foundation
Barcelona Olympic Stadium (Estadi Olímpic de Montjuïc)
La Flauta
Restaurante O'Retorno
"Fantastic and cheaper tapas restaurant."
Museu Nacional d'Art de Catalunya (MNAC)
Camp Nou
Casa Milà
"This beautiful building was build by Gaudi"
Casa Batlló
"Fantastic building by Gaudi"
Basílica de Santa María del Mar
"Gothic church where you can hear concerts."
Bus Turístic
"Nearest bus stop in Plaza España, 5-8 minutes from the apartment."
Nearest Airport
15 Kilometres
Barcelona´s aerport
Nearest Ferry
1.5 Kilometres
Harbor
Nearest Train
950 Metres
Sants Train Station ( high speed train) AVE
Nearest Restaurant
0.5 Metres
Nearest Point of Interest
Las Arenas
Nearest Point of Interest
Magic Fountains Montjuic
Nearest Point of Interest
Guasch theater
Nearest Point of Interest
Fira Barcelona
Nearest Point of Interest
Mercadona-supermarket
Nearest Point of Interest
Condis-supermarket
Nearest Point of Interest
caprabo-supermarket
Nearest Point of Interest
pharmacy/chemist's
Nearest Point of Interest
library
Nearest Point of Interest
MNAC
Nearest Point of Interest
Sants Station
Car: not necessary

Skating,jogging,library. The apartment is near the Barcelona's Fair. Breathtaking views of the harbor from the cable car.

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Rates & Availability

La Nova Esquerra de l'Eixample Apartment Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
EUR
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
High Season
Jun 16 2016 - Sep 15 2016
3 night minimum stay
$113
$710
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $11 per night, per additional guest
 
Mid Season
Sep 16 2016 - Oct 31 2016
3 night minimum stay
$107
$674
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $11 per night, per additional guest
 
Low Season
Nov 1 2016 - Dec 19 2016
3 night minimum stay
$90
$568
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $11 per night, per additional guest
 
Christmas Season
Dec 20 2016 - Jan 6 2017
3 night minimum stay
$113
$710
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $11 per night, per additional guest
 
Low Season
Jan 7 2017 - Feb 26 2017
3 night minimum stay
$90
$568
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $11 per night, per additional guest
 
Mid Season
Mar 1 2017 - Jun 16 2017
3 night minimum stay
$107
$674
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $11 per night, per additional guest
 
High Season
Jun 17 2017 - Sep 10 2017
3 night minimum stay
$124
$781
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $11 per night, per additional guest
 
Mid season
Sep 11 2017 - Oct 31 2017
3 night minimum stay
$107
$674
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $11 per night, per additional guest
 
Low Season
Nov 1 2017 - Dec 20 2017
3 night minimum stay
$90
$568
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $11 per night, per additional guest
 
Christmas Season
Dec 21 2017 - Jan 6 2018
3 night minimum stay
$124
$781
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $11 per night, per additional guest
 
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
$101
$639
 

Additional information about rental rates

cleaning fee $73

This is a legal 'holiday rental' in Barcelona with license of activity.
These prices are based on 2 guests , add €10.00 per night and per additional guest
The tourist tax is included in the price
10% off for 7 nights, 2 weeks 15% off, 3 weeks 20% off.... car park 10€ per day
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Owner's Cancellation Policy

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Amenities

La Nova Esquerra de l'Eixample Apartment Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • apartment
  • floor 5
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Location Type:
  • Mountain View ...
General:
  • Air Conditioning
  • Broadband Access
  • Covered Parking
  • Elevator ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
Kitchen:
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator
Dining:
  • Dining Area
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • 1
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 5
  • Queen size Beds (1), Twin or Single Beds (1), Sleep Sofa or Futons (1) sofa bed
Entertainment:
  • DVD Player
  • Television
Outside:
  • Deck / Patio
Suitability:
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair accessible
Attractions:
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • boating
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • miniature golf
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • hot air ballooning
  • ice skating
  • mountain biking
  • roller blading
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing
Notes:
gas heating. A present as a welcome.

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