In the heart of one of Madrid's most coveted areas for authentic local living.
- english, spanish, Understand French
About Rosa Cespedes
I am from Madrid but live in between Spain and Florida throughout the year. My family has been coming to visit Madrid and Marbella for the holidays for many years and we love Madrid, as well as the Estepona/Marbella area. They both have such different atmospheres to offer. Living between Spain and Florida is the best of both worlds and I hope that you feel just as comfortable when you come and have your holidays in our home! I've lived internationally for 30 years and I love to travel and meet people from all over the world. I spent many years in Abu Dhabi and my greatest memory is all the friendships I was able to make from that time that has left me with friends all over the world. I look forward to meeting and connecting with you!
Why Rosa Cespedes chose Lista
My sister and I moved here when they first finished the building many years ago and it has been in the family ever since. Lots of wonderful memories!. What sold the apartment to me was the light and the terrace. Salamanca is an old neighborhood and we saw many interior apartment with no views or light. It was also great to find an apartment with the space and distribution of a bigger flat. We love the area, even for two young girls was and it is very safe. All my favorites boutiques, shops are here, and also my favorites restaurants. Retiro Park and Museums are close by. I also love how well connected it is; metro, buses, taxi stops all around the apartment. It is an authentic neighborhood full of life. All the little shop owners or even the staff at the cafeteria downstairs from the apartment know me and greet me no matter how long it has been since I last saw them. Such a nice feeling!. The park in the back was a life saver when my children were small. They could have fun and me too, socializing with other parents with children while having a drink and tapas. I love to walk through the neighborhood, window shopping or just sitting in a terrace with a coffee or drink while watching people passing by. No matter how late in the evening is super-safe even for a single woman to walk through the neighborhood.
What makes this Condo unique
I recommend my Apartment if you like me: – prefer to live in a more upscale and exclusive part of Madrid, close to the center, but not right in the middle of the hassle and noisy touristic area. - You want to be close to the best restaurants, bars, coffee shops, open dining terraces high quality shops, all around the apartment and some on them in the same building where the apartment is located. - you have children and need an outdoor area for them to play. There is a park in the back with direct access from the building and an outdoor café/bar where parents can enjoy some tapas/lunch while watching the children play. This was great for me while my children were small. -need to be close to 4 major hospitals for medical reasons or close to the business district or Embassies Want to be close to metro stations, buses and taxis
100% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 7 days before arrival date.
Everything you need!
It’s not easy to find self-catering accommodations that include parking, an elevator, and air conditioning — our top three requirements. This apartment has it all and more - everything you need for a relaxed and enjoyable visit to Madrid. You will feel very welcome in Rosa’s home even if she is not there to greet you in person. She communicated with me regularly from the beginning of reservation to the end regarding every detail. Elena, her assistant, arranged to meet us when we arrived and made sure we were well taken care of and informed before she left.
The apartment is small by American standards but well-equipped since it is an actual home and not just a rental. This makes all the difference. We found it to be very clean and neat with all the necessary amenities.
If you are traveling by car and need a space for your vehicle, you can purchase this for an extra fee paid directly to Rosa — a big plus for us. It may be helpful to know that the garage is below the building but not connected directly. The garage elevator takes you to street level where you walk a few feet to the building entrance. On weekdays you will find a very helpful doorman there to assist you.
Due to the apartment’s outstanding location in the upscale neighborhood of Salamanca, we were able to easily visit all three of the major art museums - El Prado, Reina Sofía, and Thyssen. On our way we stopped at La Mallorquina, the oldest and best pastry shop in Madrid located in the Puerta del Sol. Also close by and walkable is a mall with an excellent Mercadona grocery store where we purchased the ingredients for the meals my husband prepared plus snacks and wine, of course. In addition, there is a Corte Inglés nearby on Serrano (department store similar to Nordstrom) set amongst many top name stores. Try the cafeteria there for a very nice breakfast or lunch. If you like jazz, go to Club Clamores slightly farther afield to take in a concert in a very small, intimate venue. We were lucky to see one of our favorites, Paquito d’Rivera.
As you can see, we were able to really make the most of our short time in a big city - each day looking forward to coming “home” and relaxing in front of the TV.
Thank you, Rosa, for sharing your home and providing such an inviting place to stay.
This is a very nice , well equipped apartment in a great area of Madrid. The owner let us check in early after a red eye flight. The apartment is well stocked, air-conditioned, has doorman and elevator, nice view from balcony, small- but comfortable memory foam beds.
She was concerned with our comfort and has printed out a long list of recommendations. There are endless restaurant options near by, as well as the great Madrid metro system. Rosa is a great owner and this is a great place to stay
Great place to spend time in Madrid. Out of the tourist craziness but everything easily accessible. Made us so welcome and cared for. Always ensuring our needs were met.
Thank you Athena. I was so happy you chose my apartment for your re-encounter with Madrid after so many years.
We loved having you so please don't wait so long to come back.
Muy bien ubicado, todo lo que necesitas esta muy cerca. El acceso al transporte público es muy bueno. El apartamento esta muy bien dotado, limpio y Rosa es una magnifica anfitriona llena de detalles. Sin duda volveríamos. Recomendadísimo!
Muchas gracias Juan Pablo. Nos ha encantado teneros a ti y tu familia y desde luego os estaremos esperando con los brazo abiertos cuando queráis daros otra vueltecita por Madrid.
Remarkable apt, excellent host.
Rosa was delight to work with and her friend Elena went out of her way to get us settled. Rosa gave us great tips on what to do and eating tips. The apt is 2 long blocks from the metro, and we went everywhere on our visitor pass. Very safe neighborhood, but can be noisy late at night. Apt is smallish but has great kitchen and washer. One bedroom has two twins and the other a trundle bed. Good for a mom and dad traveling with a couple of kids.
Thank you Jim. We enjoyed having you and would be happy to welcome you back if you decide to visit again.
A perfect stay.
My husband and I recently returned from Madrid where we spent 9 days in this lovely home which we feel greatly enhanced our trip.
The apartment is immaculately clean, nicely furnished, and just a very comfortable place to stay. The bed is comfortable, the bathroom small but modern with a great shower and the kitchen, which we used a lot, is also modern and well equipped. WiFi is high speed and the television has many English channels for both news (CNN, BBC, etc,) and entertainment. The area is very upscale with many grocery stores, restaurants, bakeries and interesting shops. It is an easy walk to the lovely Retiro Park and there are several Metro stations nearby. The building itself is also very upscale with a large, pristine lobby and the nicest, most helpful doormen.
The owner, Rosa, speaks perfect English and is very pleasant to communicate with as she quickly responds and is very helpful and informative. She quickly notified me that I had left an article of clothing behind and made arrangements to return it to me in the U.S. She really went above and beyond and I really appreciate it.
Needless to say we really enjoyed our stay here and highly recommend it to anyone looking for a nice home away from home in Madrid.
I was delighted to welcome you and your husband to my apartment. You have been the perfect Guests. You left my house even better that you found it. Was hard to believe you spent 9 days here. Thank you so much for taking such a good care of my place and please think of us next time you visit Madrid. We would love to welcome you back
There are lots of restaurants, cafeterias and bars around the apartment starting right at the apartment’s door step, literally. Cafeteria, Bakery and Restaurant La Flecha has very good food for a good price. Highly recommended their daily lunch menu where you can choose 3 course lunch with a choice of 5 dishes for starters (which are not appetizers since it can include paella) and another 5 to choose from for entrées plus 10 for dessert all for 12 euros including drink ( wine, beer or soft drink) and fresh bread. Try their chocolate con churros or porras ( thicker churros) for breakfast. The service is good and fast. Across the street by the Church´s plaza you will find Parelli small bakery with (homemade) delicious pastry. They also have a small menu for lunch that you can eat in, or takeaway for about 7/8 euros.
In the same building where the apartment is located at the front entrance you can find one of the best seafood restaurants in Madrid “Marisqueria Norte Sur”. It has a very pleasant open terrace with fireplace and since the whole terrace can be enclosed in with glass doors, it can be enjoyed all year round. Adjacent to the restaurant is a gourmet shop where besides having a nice selection of products and wine, they make a delicious artisanal bread. They also offer home delivery. Actually all the delis, fruit and vegetable, and meat and seafood shops around the apartment offer home delivery.
A new place I have discovered last summer, in case you don’t feel like cooking, is Lorena in calle Conde de Penalver 78, two small blocks from the apartment. Lorena is a patisserie that also offer a daily menu with the option of takeaway for 10 euros, very nice homemade cooking.
Behind the apartment by the park with direct access from the building, there is a small bar/restaurant that offer tapas and the daily menu with good selection of first courses and entrées for 9.90 euros. If the weather allows it they have a big open terrace in the park.
The daily menu (menu del dia) is offered in most places around the city and is your best deal to eat a wholesome meal for an excellent price. If you are watching your budget, the best choice is the daily menu for lunch and tapas at night.
Juan Bravo Boulevard is full of outdoor terrazas with a big selection of food from Francisco Silvela all the way to Serrano Street.
In Conde de Peñalver, 86 you can find one of my favorites restaurants: Cañadio an elegant restaurant featuring food from Santander (Cantabric Sea). Here last summer I tasted a very simple but delicious dish called “Huevos Homenaje”. They are poached eggs with a special and very tasty mushroom called Boletus and truffles. This restaurant is more expensive but for lunch they offer the “dish of the day” that changes every day of the week for 10,50 euros. I suggest to make dinner reservation since it is always full. Telephone: 912 81 91 92
In Jose Otega y Gasset between General Pardiñas and Diaz Polier there is another very good little restaurant for tapas La Tierruca. Try the delicious crispy eggplant drizzle with a special honey.
As you leave the apartment building make a left on General Pardiñas towards Maria de Molina. As soon as you cross Maldonado Street to your right you would find a well assorted supermarket with fresh fruit, vegetables, fresh fish and meat.
In calle Velazquez again many, many restaurants. One of my favorites there is Lateral, featuring a lovely terrace, but don´t be disappointed if all the tables are taken because the restaurant inside is very pleasant and the service is excellent. Another excellent restaurant is La Maruca almost across the street also from Santander (Cantabric cuisine). El Gordo another very good traditional high quality Spanish food restaurant located also in Velazquez. Next to Lateral is Mallorca cafeteria, bakery and a huge selection of ready to go food. Excellent quality.
In Velazquez towards Puerta Alcala corner with Hotel Wellington you would find Jorge Juan Street the new high end gourmet experience with too many restaurants and shops to mention. My guests have recommended La Cocina de Maria Luis Jorge Juan 42 and La Paloma Jorge Juan 39. New in the block is La Bien Aparecida (Virgen Patron of Santander) Jorge Juan 6. Same owners than Canadio and La Maruca. In the more economical side Babalia Café just opened in Callejon Pigcerda 6 also in Jorge Juan. It is open from breakfast all the way to cocktails at night in its lounge/bar area.
For high quality and designer shops walk through the Milla de Oro or the Golden Mile starting at Plaza del Marques Salamanca (the founder of the Barrio) in Jose Ortega y Gasset, two blocks from the apartment, and continue until Calle de Serrano. You will end up facing Corte Ingles Department store. You can continue through Serrano Street towards Goya where you find high quality store and restaurants and one of the best Zara clothing stores.........
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