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An Oasis in the City

Sleeps6
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms2
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 4 nights

Overview

About the property

House, 2 Bedrooms + Convertible bed(s), 2 Baths, (Sleeps 4-6)

A semi-detached house, recently renovated with the highest quality materials, located in an exclusive private area used only by the neighbours with 24H security service. The residential complex was awarded with the FAD Prize (Foment de les Arts Decoratives), for its arquitectural design. Our place is in a pedestrian street that keeps you away from the hustle of the city. An exquisite three storey house with a cosy patio by the entrance and a nice terrace upstairs, both great to enjoy and relax at any day time the peace and quietness of the neighbourhood. A pearl in the city.

Ground floor: Patio by the entrance that leads you to the living room; a modern Italian design kitchen open to the living room; and a bathroom.

First floor: Two bedrooms with queen size beds, one with a japanese style wardrobe and flat TV screen; a walk-in closet with a complex daylight system and a stylish bathroom where you can indulge yourself in a multi-jet Hansgrohe Raindance shower.

Second floor: closet with washing machine and dryer and access to the 35m2 solarium where you can enjoy the views of the skyline by the beach and the privacy, peace and quietness of our place sorrounded by fragrant flowers. In sunny days you can lie down on the deck chairs for sunbathing and refreshing in the outdoor shower.

Additional amenities:

- Complimentary bottle of spanish wine, mineral water and seasonal fruit.

- Safe box

- High speed Internet access (WiFi)

- Cable TV

- Daikin air conditioning

- 42' plasma TV (living room), 28' LCD TV (bedroom)

- DVD player

- Dishwasher

- Hairdryer

- High quality cotton towels and linens provided (Naf-Naf)

- Soap, shampoo and conditioner provided.

- Covered garage in the same building (optional).

More Details

Owner
Lydia
Member since: 2012
Speaks: english, german, spanish, Catalan
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
April 13, 2017

About Lydia

My name is Lydia and I was born in Barcelona. I work as an air traffic controller at Barcelona airport, approach radar controller. I love travelling around the world and I want for my guests to feel like at home despite of being far away from it. I treat people the way I would like to be treated to make them enjoy as much as I can this incredible city where I am from and that I love so much, my dear Barcelona...

I will give you some advice about Highlights, places not to be missed, restaurants and concerts, do ask me as many questions as you might have. It is my pleasure being able to help you.

I am sure you will enjoy your stay with us.

Lydia purchased this house in 1998

Guestbook comments from the owner

We stayed in a rare gem in Barcelona. Off the street in a pedestrian walkway. Quiet, peaceful, safe. This apartment is a dream and a haven of perfection. Lydia is obviously a special genuine true soul who cares and goes beyond anything to help. The design, quality and all the special details obviously reflect and mirror image the wonderfulness of our hosts. Merci mille fois…one thousands thank yous!
Feb 2013
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Amenities

La Vila Olímpica del Poblenou House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • children welcome
Theme:
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Broadband Access
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Covered Parking ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet ...
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining Area
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
  • 2
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Queen size Beds (2) High quality Aloe Vera mattresses, Sleep Sofa or Futons (1) Italian design
Entertainment:
  • Books ...
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Music Library
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
Outside:
  • Deck / Patio ...
Suitability:
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Onsite Services:
  • Massage
Attractions:
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • winery tours
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • golf
  • golf privileges optional
  • hiking
  • ice skating
  • jet skiing
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • paragliding
  • pier fishing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing

Reviews

Exceptional! 5/5 -
(86 traveler reviews)

An Oasis in the City
average rating of 4.9534883 based on 87 reviews
5

Great place in Barcelona

  • 5 of 5

Lydia was an excellent host. We were located close to the metro. The apartment was very clean and well stocked. It's a short walk to the beach. We would certainly stay there again!

  • Submitted: Apr 5, 2017
  • Stayed: Mar 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Cape Town, South Africa
5

Best place to stay in Barcelona

  • 5 of 5

Excellent all round experience, stay,service the works. Can not suggest or think of any possible improvement. Lydia is wonderful host and made many suggestions for restaurants and attractions. The house had everything you could want and more. Don't look any further, this is the place to stay for experiencing Barcelona.

  • Submitted: Mar 30, 2017
  • Stayed: Mar 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

the best place to stay in Barcelona

  • 5 of 5

We have been in Barcelona many times. We stayed at the Arts and Rey Juan Carlos hotels and different apartments in Villa Olimpica with our two kids and without. Lydia house is the best place to stay in Barcelona.

  • Submitted: Mar 21, 2017
  • Stayed: Mar 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Wonderful experience

  • 5 of 5

I just returned from spending six nights and all the positive reviews are true...Lydia and Jose are wonderful hosts and the apartment is perfect. From the great communication to the fit and finish of the luxurious appointments, no detail is overlooked. Quiet at night and spacious enough to spread out, I wouldn't hesitate to send a friend or stay there again.

  • Submitted: Mar 17, 2017
  • Stayed: Mar 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Dana Point, CA
5

Stunning Home in the Heart of the Olympic District

  • 5 of 5

Wow. Wow. WOW!! Lydia's stunning home provided the perfect base from which to experience Barcelona. Situated close to Port Olympica, restaurants, and the fantastic zoo, the townhouse was a beautiful, quiet oasis in the center of a bustling area. We arrived late in the evening and had no trouble finding the courtyard entrance and the lock box with keys. Lydia had provided fresh flowers and a frig filled with wine, cheese, eggs, milk, juice, and fruit--a great end to a busy travel day and a perfect start for breakfast the next morning!

Lydia's home is absolutely stunning! I was traveling with friends--some of whom were staying at the Hotel Arts, a nearby luxury hotel. ALL were jealous of our beautiful, spacious, well-appointed accommodations. The home would easily accommodate two couples, a family of four or five, or 4-5 girlfriends on a "girls' trip."

Two bedrooms with amazing mattresses, linens, and pillows had VAST closet space and plenty of hangers and drawers. There is a fantastic patio and a fabulous rooftop deck, which were both warm enough to enjoy even in late February.

The home has two bathrooms and a washer-dryer--complete with shampoo, conditioner, soap, laundry detergent, cleaning supplies, etc. The kitchen is AMAZING and has all the equipment necessary to cook Christmas dinner! We are now devotees of Nespresso--Lydia provided a supply for our use!

At the end of our stay, we needed to secure transportation to the airport, and Lydia arranged for a driver to meet us, load our luggage, and drop us at the airport--SO MUCH EASIER than trying to hail a cab with a pile of luggage!

Honestly, I didn't have any expectations when friends invited me to join them in Barcelona, but I am IN LOVE with one of the world's great cities! I will definitely be back to experience the architecture, the food, the flamenco, the wine, and the weather. And--without a doubt--I will be staying at Lydia's amazing home! Look no further--this is the place! Ciao!

  • Submitted: Mar 11, 2017
  • Stayed: Feb 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

amazing

  • 5 of 5

We stayed here three times( with 2 children and without). House is very nice. Very quiet and clean. Lydia is like a best friend, not only a good host.

  • Submitted: Feb 20, 2017
  • Stayed: Feb 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Map

La Sagrada Família
Plaça Catalunya
Barcelona Picasso Museum
Tibidabo

The Olympic village of Barcelona is built on the sea front by the Port Olympic Marina. The two towers with a height of 153.5m dominate the Barcelona skyline, a nice view from our house. There are numerous sculptures along the sea front and a wide variety of restaurants, bars and 'chiringuitos' to enjoy the Mediterranean cuisine.

Another must-see is the Torre de las Aigues (1905); The Fish by the sea, designed by Frank Gehry, a huge copper-coloured steel structure that glimmers in the sunlight; the Plaza de Toros Monumental (1914) with its strongly influenced by Mudéjar and Byzantine architecture facade; the elegant Parc de la Ciutadella (1888) and its Monumental Cascade partially designed by Gaudí; and the Barceloneta, the old fisherman's area where you can feel the Mediterranean atmosphere you would expect to find in a fishing community, are some year round tourist attractions that you will not want to miss. And all of them within walking distance.

The Sagrada Familia by Gaudí (1882) is 1,5 miles, 11 min. by bus (10).

Take the subway (Ciutadella / Vila Olímpica L4) and in a quick ride of two stops you get to The Cathedral (13th-15th centuries), the astonishing Gothic Quarter where you walk back in History to the 10th century; and the Picasso Museum. One more stop and you will be by the well-known Plaza Cataluña and Las Ramblas.

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Rates & Availability

La Vila Olímpica del Poblenou House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
EUR
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
Mid Season
Apr 17 2017 - Apr 30 2017
3 night minimum stay
$257
 
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add $32 per night, per additional guest
 
High Season
May 1 2017 - Oct 31 2017
4 night minimum stay
$299
 
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add $53 per night, per additional guest
 
Low Season
Nov 1 2017 - Dec 23 2017
3 night minimum stay
$214
 
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add $32 per night, per additional guest
 
Christmas
Dec 24 2017 - Jan 7 2018
4 night minimum stay
$299
 
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add $53 per night, per additional guest
 
My Standard Rate
4 night minimum stay
$246
 

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning fee $106.93

All our rates are based on a max of 4 guests. There is a charge of 30€ per extra guest.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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

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