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Martin and Rodrigo

Member since: 2013
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Speaks: english, french, german, spanish

Architect's Gem, Very Quiet, WiFi, Tour, A/C.

61 Reviews
Sleeps4
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms1
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 2 - 3 nights

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Overview

Embajadores Apartment Rental Photos and Description

1 Bedroom, 1 Living room, 1 Bathroom, Complete Kitchen, Sleeps 4

This property's advantages are: WiFi, phone calls, a bottle of wine, a walking tour and 24/7 assistance are included with every booking!

Free Trip Planning: Why don't head off to Segovia, Toledo or Barcelona for a day trip by high speed train? We're glad to help with the tickets.

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Ingeniously designed apartment in downtown Madrid, close to the major museums, 2 minutes to subway station, recently refurbished. Access to a 150 sq.m. stunning vine covered patio full of roses, plants and small trees. Free internet WiFi and national phone calls available during the whole stay. Apartment is located on second floor, accessible by an easy stair of 30 steps - check-in person will provide help with luggage.

Fully equipped open kitchen with sitting/preparing area/bar, living room with sofa-double-bed, bedroom with 2 single beds (36in x 84in / 0.90m x 2m) that can be pushed together to make for a double king size bed (72in × 84in / 1.80m × 2m), bathroom with washing machine and spacious walk-in shower.

To access the apartment you walk through a magical green patio full of flowers and shrubbery: romantic, quiet and still just a couple of minutes to all the places of interest that Madrid offers: Prado Museum, Reina Sofia Museum, Thyssen-Bornemisza Museum, Plaza Mayor, el Rastro, Puerta del Sol, Gran Vía, several bars, restaurants, stores and entertainment venues - flamenco dance, clubs, and live show cafes.

Alternative museums like Casa Encendida, CaixaForum, Tabacalera and Matadero are strung in a 15 minutes walk radius.

Brand new and highly recommendable is Madrid Rio: the 650 ha. large and 10 km long park alongside the Manzanares river, where cyclists and families meet skateboarders and dog-walkers.

The apartment is easily and quickly accessible to the apartment by public transport: 2 subway lines (line 1 and 3), several bus stops; 4 guarded car parking facilities and a taxi stop 100 meters down the street.

The Atocha train station, where the AVE high speed train connects with several Spanish and French cities, is located within a 10 minutes walk.

More Details
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Martin and Rodrigo (Owner)
Member since: 2013
Call Owner
Speaks: english, french, german, spanish

About Martin and Rodrigo

With a positive attitude the world most probably will smile back at you.

I'm originally from Berlin, passed through New York and Hamburg, and ended up in sunny Spain - first Madrid, now Barcelona. Am trilingual deutsch, english, español.

My interests span from photography and yoga to travelling and 24/7 networking - with favourite destinations from TYO, HKG, BOS and BOG to HAV, LON, BCN and BER.

When outside my city, I prefer to stay at private hosts, a stunningly efficient and fun way to connect and personalize one's trip.

The inside is the new outside.

Martin and Rodrigo purchased this apartment in 2003

Why Martin and Rodrigo chose Madrid City

I lived in this apartment for 9 years and recently moved to Barcelona.

With lots of experiences and recommendations up my sleeves, I am now renting out this fabulous 1BR+patio place and want to wish you a pleasant stay.

What makes this apartment unique

Telephone calls and WiFi are included in any booking. The vine covered courtyard is at your disposal, to enjoy your favourite beverage after a long day in the city.

Lavapiés is a historic and authentic district, that is known for its bohemian, artistic and multicultural environment.

Downhill at the Plaza Lavapiés the Carrefour supermarket and closeby Mercados Antón Martín and San Fernando provide you with groceries.

Guestbook comments from the owner

Our host Martin was one of the most thoughtful hosts we have had over the years. We ended up here because our other location fell through at the last minute and this turned into a blessing. The location is an interesting, fun and eclectic neighborhood that features ethnic eateries mixed in with the traditional Spanish Tapas bars. The convenience of being 2 blocks from a 24 hour market and the metro was great. It's within a 15 minute walk of the Prado, and Sol making it the perfect location for us. The apartment was spotless and well equipped with everything needed for your stay. The building was quiet which is important as we are light sleepers. It faced into an interior courtyard with a large grapevine with beautiful hanging grapes and some communal tables that are available of the guests to use. The tenants of the building are quiet and all respectful of each other. Martin stayed in contact throughout the stay asking if everything was Ok and if there were any questions. I found this surprising as most other VRBO rentals we have stayed in have had little to no contact with us. It was like having a personal concierge for the city which was great since our Spanish is limited to Hola and Gracias. We fully recommend this apartment.
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Reviews

4.7
based on 61 traveler reviews

Architect's Gem, Very Quiet, WiFi, Tour, A/C.
average rating of 4.7377048 based on 65 reviews
5

Quiet courtyard setting in an urban environment

  • 5 of 5

Quick and easy communication with Martin and Rodrigo began as we planned our stay at their wonderful apartment in Madrid, and continued throughout our stay. They had many suggestions for making our visit just what we wanted, they made train arrangement for us in advance for a day trip to Toledo, and they answered our way too many questions. The apartment is in a family neighborhood, one block from a 24 hour grocery store and metro stop, and easy walking distance to the Prado, Atocha train station, Plaza Mayor, and Gran Via. Since it is a secure, interior building there is absolute quiet at night. Everything in the apartment works well, it is just as represented on line.

Air conditioning worked great in above normal temperatures. There are numerous English language channels on the TV, kitchen is amply supplied so that you can prepare meals if you'd like. We would highly recommend staying here during your stay in Madrid.

  • Submitted: Sep 2, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
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Wonderful stay

  • 5 of 5

Apartment as described, _fully_ equipped kitchen, everything functional, clean and quiet despite lively Lavapies neighborhood (all windows patio-facing)

We stayed just during the San Lorenzo festival, which we liked a lot, as it was clearly organized by local community rather than some touristic event.

Martin and Rodrigo great and helpful hosts, communication perfect before and during stay.

Highly recommended!

  • Submitted: Aug 10, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
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Madrid es Maravilloso pero el tiempo fue muy corto.

  • 4 of 5

El apartamento estaba muy limpio y acogedor. Martin fue muy servicial a nuestra llegada y estaba disponible para cualquier pregunta. El lugar esta en el centro de Madrid y todos los lugares turisticos estan cerca. Martin nos dio muy buenas recomendaciones para cenar y la pasamos super bien. Hay un supermercado grande a una cuadra del lugar donde puedes comprar todos tus viveres.

  • Submitted: Aug 8, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
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Very good location. And interesting neighbourhood

  • 4 of 5

Martin was very helpful orienting us to Madrid and the neighbourhood. Was also great that he arranged an early-morning taxi for us

  • Submitted: Jul 25, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
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GREAT LOCATION AND COMMUNICATION

  • 5 of 5

Martin and Rodrigo were the perfect hosts though we did not meet personally. My friend Sharyn and I arrived at 8:00 in the morning and they had arranged a transfer for us. The driver, Paolo had the keys to the apartment and they graciously allowed us to check in several hours early. From the start of the whole process the communication was spot on. As soon we arrived Martin called to make sure we had found the book which outlines how the apartment works. It is just like in the photographs. It is a charming spot with a lovely courtyard. We even had the resident cat, Lolo, pay us a couple of visits. As we were only here for two days, the location was excellent and we could walk to whatever we wanted see including the Bosch exhibition at the Prado Museum. Again, thank you guys for making this a great start to my 3 week tour. I would not hesitate to recommend these guys to anybody. Great experience.

  • Submitted: Jun 21, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
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Amazing stay and wonderful apartment

  • 5 of 5

The apartment was better than expected, quiet, an amazing patio with a vine tree with grapes hanging. The owner was very helpful and available all the time. The apartment had digital TV in English, flat screen, fast internet, great shower. Highly recommendable.

  • Submitted: May 25, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
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Map

The Prado Museum
"When the Prado was commissioned by King Carlos III in 1785, it was meant to be a natural sci..."
Gaudeamus Café
"Not only can you have superb cocktails on a downtown roof terrace at very affordable dinero,..."
farmacia lavapies
"The closest pharmacy to the flat is downhill on Plaza Lavapiés at the right hand corner - wi..."
Plaza Mayor
"Not only will you find the tourist information office, where walking tours start, on this hi..."
Parque del Buen Retiro
"1,4 km2 for the perfect retreat from the metropolis' buzz. Relaxing, picknicking, rowing on ..."
Nearest Airport
18 Kilometres
Madrid Adolfo Suarez
Nearest Barpub
100 Metres
Bar Olivar 54
Nearest Golf
10.5 Kilometres
Club de Campo Villa de Madrid
Nearest Train
1.3 Kilometres
Atocha Station
Nearest Motorway
2.1 Kilometres
M30 Highway
Nearest Restaurant
180 Metres
Shapla Indian Restaurant
Nearest Ski
58 Kilometres
Puerto de Navacerrada
Nearest Beach
350 Kilometres
Valencia Malvarrosa
Car: not necessary

Coordinates: 40.4099, -3.7016

Just 2 minutes to subway station, and only 10-25 minutes to all the places of interest that Madrid offers: Prado Museum, Reina Sofia Museum, Thyssen-Bornemisza Museum, Plaza Mayor, el Rastro, Puerta del Sol, Gran Vía, several bars, restaurants, stores and entertainment venues - flamenco dance, clubs, and live show cafes.

Alternative museums like Casa Encendida, CaixaForum, Tabacalera and Matadero are strung in a 15 minutes walk radius.

Brand new and highly recommendable is Madrid Rio: the 650 ha. large and 10 km long park alongside the Manzanares river, where cyclists and families meet skateboarders and dog-walkers.

The apartment is easily and quickly accessible to the apartment by public transport: 2 subway lines (line 1 and 3), several bus stops; 4 guarded car parking facilities and a taxi stop 100 meters down the street.

The Atocha train station, where the AVE high speed train connects with several Spanish and French cities, is located within a 10 minutes walk.

You might want to get active playing tennis at the community tennis court in the Retiro Park, skateboarding along the Madrid Rio Park or simply roof terrace hopping and cocktail sipping at the Hotel ME, Hotel Room Mate Oscar; Gaudeamus Cafe or Casa Encendida.

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Rates & Availability

Embajadores 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
 
Winter 2017
Jan 8 2017 - Feb 28 2017
2 night minimum stay
$78
$504
$1,687
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $17 per night, per additional guest
 
Summer 2017
Jul 15 2017 - Aug 31 2017
3 night minimum stay
$74
$394
$1,123
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $17 per night, per additional guest
 
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
$81
$449
$1,349
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $17 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $112
Cleaning $34
Pet Fee $112

Check-in after 3 pm.
Check-out before 11 am.
Check-in after 9 pm comes with an additional fee of 30€.

Please refrain from organizing parties, as the whole building is very quiet.
In order to respect future guests, smoking is only allowed in the courtyard.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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

Embajadores Apartment Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • apartment
  • floor 2
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 50 m²
Location Type:
  • Downtown ...
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Air Conditioning
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom - toilet , shower , Wide and spacious shower
Bedrooms:
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom - 2 twin/ single , Independent room with two twin beds, can be placed together
    Living room - 1 sleep sofa /futon , Very comfortable BoConcept sofa bed for two people
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
Outside:
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Onsite Services:
  • Concierge
Attractions:
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • golf
  • golf privileges optional
  • hiking
  • ice skating
  • mountain biking
  • roller blading
  • swimming
  • tennis
Notes:
WiFi, National Telephone Calls and 24/7 assistance are included with every booking! Fully equipped open kitchen with sitting/preparing area, living room with sofa-double-bed, bedroom with double king size bed (72in × 84in / 1.80m × 2m) or 2 single beds, bathroom with washing machine and spacious walk-in shower. To access the apartment you walk trough a stunning vine tree covered patio full of flowers and shrubbery: magical, quiet and still just a couple of minutes to all the places of interest that Madrid offers: Prado Museum, Reina Sofia Museum, Thyssen-Bornemisza Museum, Plaza Mayor, el Rastro, Puerta del Sol, Gran Vía, several bars, restaurants, stores and entertainment venues - flamenco dance, clubs, and live show cafes. Alternative museums like Casa Encendida, CaixaForum and Matadero are strung in a 15 minutes walk radius.

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