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El Born, city centre (2br, 2bth -Wifi, PK) Approved City Council HUTB-002949

Bedrooms 2
Space 914 sq. ft.
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 2 - 5 nights


About the property

2br, 2bth, 85 m2, 4/5 guests, near Picasso Museum and Sta Mª del Mar

This amazing apartment combines the flavor of an ancient flat - high ceilings (3,5m.), wood beams, old balconies - with the comfort that modern life requires: double glass windows, WIFI, air conditioning, new bathrooms. On the 2nd floor of an historic building, this 2 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms apartment has been completely remodeled in 2008. No lift. The flat extends over 85m2 in 3 levels.

A- Middle level: entrance, living room, dining-room, open kitchen with modern appliances, nice and sunny balcony, bathroom #2; access to the high and low levels.

B- High level (6 steps up from the Middle level): main bedroom with queen size bed, en suite bathroom, wide dressing room, quiet balcony.

C- Low level (8 steps down from the Middle level): bedroom #2, (2/3 beds).

Facilities – Internet connection, wood floor, leather sofa and armchair, air conditioning, TV, washing machine, spin-dryer, home linen, etc.

More Details

Carmen Gratacos
Member since: 2009
Speaks: english, french, spanish, Catalan
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
May 25, 2017

Guestbook comments from the owner

Hola Carmen. Thank you for everything. The apartment is beautiful, comfortable, so well located - we love it! Your suggestions were perfect and we had a wonderful time! I have rented several houses/apartments through VRBO and I must say that you have been the BEST property manager/owner I have had! Thank you so much! Barbara
Oct 2015
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Sant Pere - Santa Caterina i la Ribera Apartment Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • apartment
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 914 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 5
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
Location Type:
  • Downtown
  • Near The Ocean
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking
  • Safe
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 5 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower , washbasin
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower , washbasin
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 5
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 2 twin/ single
  • Extra bed available, under request, in room 2, home linen included. Cot available, under request.
  • DVD Player
  • Television
  • Balcony
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • unsuitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • library
  • marina
  • museums
  • nude beach
  • restaurants
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • fitness center
  • groceries
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
PK available on request. Price: 20 Euro per day (24 hour). Unlimited in and out. Fixed place, restricted access. Free Wi-Fi wireless, high speed internet connection


Excellent! 4.3/5 -
(46 traveler reviews)

El Born, city centre (2br, 2bth -Wifi, PK) Approved City Council HUTB-002949
average rating of 4.2826085 based on 47 reviews
golden, colorado, usa

Great Location!

  • 5 of 5

My wife, daughter and I had a wonderful time during our stay. The apartment is within easy walking distance of great tapas bars, shopping and museums, etc. We will definitely book again next time in Barcelona!

  • Submitted: Apr 26, 2017
  • Stayed: Apr 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Wonderful apartment

  • 5 of 5

This spacious, fun apartment was perfect for our family of four. The beds are very comfortable, the apartment has everything you need, and the location is unbeatable. You can easily stroll to the beach, the Ramblas, the Gotti neighborhood, and more. We were especially grateful when we had an error in our reservation (my error!), and Carmen was very helpful and kind in making it easy to fix. we will stay again, on our next trip to Barcelona. Molly Vosburg, USA

  • Submitted: Mar 30, 2017
  • Stayed: Mar 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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New York, NY

Funky apartment in great location

  • 5 of 5

This apartment is in a great location in the Gothic quarter. We walked almost everywhere from here and the restaurant choices are endless. The building was covered in scaffolding, the walk-up is in a dingy stairwell, and the walls are thin. However, the apartment met all of our needs except a dishwasher. You can't beat the location and price, though, so if you are laid back about it not being like a hotel, you'll get yourself a great deal.

  • Submitted: Mar 27, 2017
  • Stayed: Mar 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Under Construction (but no heads up from owner)

  • 2 of 5

so i arrived in Barcelona approx 745pm and took a cab to the flat, )my Son lives in Madrid and is fluent in Spanish) we found the Flat but the entire outside of the building was covered with scaffolding ( the owner should've mentioned this to me) there is NO outdoor light NO one answered when we rang the bell to the flat, we did get a random person to let us in but NO one was at the assigned flat, their were construction supplies all on the inside of the building, we were panicked and call VRBO customer service, we finally got a hold of Customer Serv Rep whom contacted the Owner and then someone showed up 45min later , i was upset and during our conversation she spoke over my voice the entire time!!!, the VRBO rep still on the phone mind you listening to this, the Unit itself was as stated the flat was in the perfect spot in the Gothic are next to the Santa Maria church, the inside steps in the flat were somewhat confusing and we did trip a couple of times but the unit INSIDE was perfect, the Outside made the place appeared under extensive remodel again a heads up would have alleviated that, the VRBO pics show 3 single bed in the 2BR this is NOT a fact you need to ask in advance for the 3rd bed, we did and asked( emailed owner weeks in advance) for it to be placed in the room with 2 singles ,they placed it in Master bedroom so my kids carried it down to the room with 2 Beds, ( stairs are steep and low doorway ) i also explained what time i would be their weeks in advance thru emails and the owner wanted to charged me 50 Euros to check in later (815pm = 2015) should thought i said after 930pm+ 2130 ( again all in emails so replied and stated 'sorry for this misunderstanding their is no late check in fee for that time" but she sent the staff at 930pm -2130 to meet us !!!!!!, PS VRBO customer service did NOT want to get in the middle of it they wanted us to "Settle it among ourselves" again the Flat was advertised but their was no NOTICE of the construction outside the building (the entire building) if your thinking of staying here id ask "Is their construction or scaffolding covering the building"

  • Submitted: Mar 25, 2017
  • Stayed: Mar 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Washington, DC, USA

Great location for a long stay in Barcelona

  • 5 of 5

My wife and I spent 10 wonderful days in Barcelona recently, using this apartment as our home base. The location is perfect, in the Born neighborhood, with easy access to tourist sites, restaurants, shopping, and the subway. The apartment is a little quirky, with different levels and a long winding stairway, but is very comfortable and a great sanctuary from the city streets. We highly recommend this apartment.

  • Submitted: Feb 26, 2017
  • Stayed: Feb 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great location, spacious apartment with all amenities

  • 4 of 5

Positive comments: This was a perfect location for our stay in Barcelona and the price was reasonable. WIFI worked well. The owner were super easy to work with, making the process smooth and simple.

The only downside but this is common in Europe, there is no elevator. Be prepared to carry your suitcase up the stairs. The stairwell was not well lit so plan accordingly.

I would stay here again!

  • Submitted: Nov 28, 2016
  • Stayed: Nov 2016
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Nearest Airport
15 Kilometres
BCN airport
Nearest Barpub
50 Metres
Nearest Train
200 Metres
Estacion de Francia
Nearest Motorway
500 Metres
Nearest Restaurant
20 Miles
Nearest Beach
500 Metres
Mar Bella
Car: not necessary

Located in El Born, a trendy area full of new designers and cozy restaurants, and near Santa Maria del Mar (Catedral del Mar), Picasso Museum, the old port and the beach. The terms that best describe this apartment are design and comfort. In an ancient building, it was completely renewed 2 years ago and it overlooks a quiet pedestrian street.

150m. far from JaumeI metro station (yellow line)


Rates & Availability

Sant Pere - Santa Caterina i la Ribera Apartment Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Apr 18 2017 - Jun 26 2017
2 night minimum stay
Summer Season
Jun 27 2017 - Aug 31 2017
4 night minimum stay
Fall Season
Sep 1 2017 - Nov 1 2017
3 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add $22 per night, per additional guest
Winter Season
Nov 2 2017 - Dec 22 2017
3 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add $22 per night, per additional guest
Christmas Season
Dec 24 2017 - Jan 4 2018
5 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add $22 per night, per additional guest
Winter season 2
Jan 5 2018 - Feb 23 2018
3 night minimum stay
Mobile World Congres
Feb 24 2018 - Mar 3 2018
5 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Final cleaning $54.47

During GSM week ( from 26 Februari to 5 March 2017) the price for 1 night will be 230€ . The minimum stay in the apartment will be 5 nights.
Check-in after 9 p.m.: 30 Euros. Check-in after 11 p.m. 50 Euro. No check-in after 1 a.m.
Final cleaning 50 Euros.
Extra bed for the 5th guest: 20 Euros a day
Parking available on request (20 Euros a day)
Cot/crib & high chair (when required) gratis
GSM week (mobile world congress) 22 to 28 Feb. +50% on the Winter rate (minimum stay: 5 nights)

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