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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.

156 Reviews
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

5
based on 156 traveler reviews

Enjoy Barcelona from our central, sunny and quiet apartament.
average rating of 4.9871793 based on 156 reviews
5

Exceptional stay in barcelona

  • 5 of 5

Loved our stay at Raul and Carmen's lovely apartment. Felt like visiting family the way we were greeted at the airport and even brought a roof rack for our bikes. So many thoughtful touches like the metro pass that Raul purchased for us, the fruit basket and the scenic drive. We especially appreciated our early morning drop off at the bus station. Would return in a heartbeat.

  • Submitted: Sep 6, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
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5

Lovely apartment and fantastic hosts!

  • 5 of 5

We recommend you book this apartment! Raul was a fantastic host, collecting our family from the airport and giving us a city tour then giving invaluable advice about local restaurants and public transport to the tourist sights. We also appreciated the drinks and fruit which had been left for us.

The apartment is clean, comfortable and well-equipped and the air conditioning and terrace were great to have in August. We liked the location which was in a local area but easily accessible for the tourist sites - about 15 minutes walk to Plaza d'Espana and about 8 minutes to the nearest metro station or bus stop. There is a bakery opposite and a supermarket, tabac and restaurants very close by.

Thank you Raul and Carmen!

  • Submitted: Sep 1, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
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A Wonderful Apartment provided by Raul and Carmen

  • 5 of 5

The apartment we rented from Raul and Carmen was just great and very comfortable for the 3 of us. Raul made our visit to Barcelona special and was a very gracious and helpful host. Raul transported us to and from the airport and took the time to give us a brief car tour of some of the sights, and then provided us with maps and directions for how to get around and where to find everything. We felt very comfortable knowing that Raul was always available to answer questions or to help us with anything. It was like having relatives in Barcelona and we very much appreciate the hospitality which Raul and Carmen provided. The apartment was very clean, had great air conditioning, a well equipped kitchen with coffee, TV, and a washing machine which was needed for laundry after long days in the hot sun. The apartment was quiet and we slept comfortably. We were also impressed to find a fruit basket and bottle of wine upon our arrival. There was a supermarket nearby where we stocked up on some items for breakfasts and snacks. Raul printed out some tickets for events that we purchased online. We were able to take public transit or walk to all of the sights. There was also a taxi stand only half a block away. Overall, I highly recommend Raul’s place for a great visit to Barcelona!

  • Submitted: Aug 31, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
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Clean, spacious and welcoming.

  • 5 of 5

Our stay in Barcelona was memorable for many reasons but the main one being the warm welcome we received from Raul and the lovely apartment we called home for six days. After picking us up at the train station and giving us a quick tour of the city we were taken to our apartment. We found the apartment to be even nicer than the photos. Everything was so clean and well prepared for our arrival. We were welcomed by a basket of fruit, wine, coffee and many more items to make us feel at home. The bed was extremely comfortable , the kitchen well set up for cooking and also a very nice bathroom. Our favourite spot to sit and enjoy a glass of wine or a meal was the quiet terrace just outside the apartment. We also loved having the Panet bakery just across the street and it opens at 7:00 am! The apartment is well located with easy access to the bus lines, metro station, grocery store and a fruit and vegetable market. We will definitely be back to enjoy the sights and pleasures of Barcelona and we will be staying once again in Raul and Carmen's wonderful apartment.

  • Submitted: Aug 30, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
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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
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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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Map

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:
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Owner accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
Mid Season
Sep 16 2016 - Oct 31 2016
3 night minimum stay
$107
$671
 
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
$566
 
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
$112
$707
 
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
$566
 
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
$671
 
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
$123
$778
 
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
$671
 
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
$566
 
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
$123
$778
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $11 per night, per additional guest
 
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
$101
$636
 

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

  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
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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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