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Luxurious & Cozy 2 Bedroom 'R.U.S.T.I.K.A.' Flat in the Epicenter of Barcelona

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Sant Pere - Santa Caterina i la Ribera Apartment Rental Photos and Description

2 Bedrooms, 1 Bathroom, Sleeps 4, Fast Wifi, Local iPhone 4 w/ Data

THE R.U.S.T.I.K.A. APARTMENT

Affordable Luxury with Old-World Charm in the Epicenter of Barcelona

LONG-TERM RENTALS WELCOMED

We are able to rent our lovely apartment for several weeks and months, so don't hesitate to ask!

70 M2 / 750 SQFT RUSTIC SUPER-COZY APARTMENT IN THE CENTER OF THE OLD TOWN

With the look & feel & coziness of a genuine rustic Cabin, using all-original elements of the multi-centuries-old building it is perched up above on, including early 19th century wooden beams, Catalan vaults, porcelain door knobs, and exposed brickwork, our apartment will be your oasis away from home where you can relax and unwind after a long day of sightseeing around this beautiful Mediterranean city. Old-world charm meets new-world creature comforts!

LOCATION, LOCATION, LOCATION

Located on a small quiet street almost exactly in-between the Gothic Quarter and Born at the epicenter of both districts, you will get the absolute best of both worlds: the history and ancient Roman streets of the Gothic Quarter plus the Medieval and Bohemian charm of El Born. That’s why our apartment is literally surrounded on all sides with countless restaurants, bars, and cafes! There’s even a quiet restaurant on our street corner, just 5 seconds away! See further below for a list of nearby attractions so you see for yourself just how well-located our apartment is!

FRESH MARKET FOOD AT YOUR DOOR STEP

The massive and famous “Santa Caterina” Fresh Food Market that’s been running since the 19th century is at your door step! Between the huge selection of fresh food and our beautiful and fully-equipped kitchen, you won’t need to eat out to eat great! We’ve even included an English-language book with amazing and unique Catalan recipes for you to explore and enjoy!

CREATURE COMFORTS:

2 TV’s / 46” + 32” FULL HD TELEVISIONS W/ CABLE

Unwind after a long day of sightseeing with 46 inches of glorious Full HD Cable TV in the Living Room and 32 inches of Full HD Cable TV in the Master Bedroom with English-language Channels including CNN, BBC, Fox News, Discovery Channel, National Geographic, Fox Series, AMC, and more! Watch news, TV series, movies, and more all in English! Especially useful for the occasional rainy day or just to unwind after a long day of sightseeing! Several HD channels available as well!

100 MB INTERNET + WIFI + SMART TV

Super-fast FIBER OPTIC Internet with Wifi reaching every corner of the apartment for you to connect all your devices. And if you don’t have any internet devices with you, you can use our Smart TV to navigate the Internet, book tours, research restaurants, and more! It comes feature-rich with a full Internet Browser, Apps, and more!

IPHONE 4 W/ LOCAL NUMBER + FREE CALLS + FREE DATA

To help you get around, our apartment comes with a free iPhone 4 you can use fully-equipped with a local number and data so you can connect with local friends, navigate maps, reserve tours and restaurants, and more all on the go without having to spend a single cent! That’s right, you will be able to make free local calls, send free SMS/Texts, and use unlimited data completely free of charge on our iPhone 4! The perfect tool for exploring the city!

1 KING-SIZED BED + 2 JOINABLE TWINS/SINGLES + CRIB/COT

Unlike most apartments in the city which have Queen size beds with substandard mattresses, we have a full King Size bed (NOT 2 singles joined!) in the Master Bedroom plus 2 Twin/Single beds in the 2nd bedroom, all with Top-class mattresses from the leading Mattress brand in Spain (Pikolin) so that you rest well and can recharge for your next day. The 2 Twin/Single beds can also be joined to form a 2nd King Size Bed, just let us know we’ll leave it all ready for you! We also offer a Crib/Cot made in Germany for your Baby so that they can sleep in peace and you don’t have to worry! Just let us know in advance and we’ll set it up for you!

100% EGYPTIAN COTTON LINENS & TOWELS

Most tourist apartments in Barcelona use Ikea linens, which use a mixture of polyester and cotton sheets and are mediocre at best. We treat our guests with strictly 100% Egyptian Cotton (percale & combed!) high thread count Linens & Towels for a luxurious feel you won’t find anywhere else except expensive hotels! That’s right, 100% of our linens and towels are 100% Egyptian Cotton! Did we say luxury?

UNIVERSAL POWER ADAPTERS IN EVERY ROOM

Don’t bother bringing or buying power adapters for Spain/EU. We have installed universal power adapters in every single living space (even the kitchen & bathroom!) so that you can plug in ALL your electric appliances no matter where you are! Just make sure they can handle the 220V we have here in Europe!

AND MORE...

Including a HAIR DRYER so you can pack lighter, IRON + IRONING BOARD so you always look sharp, ULTRA-FILTERED WATER through a 6-step Reverse Osmosis advanced mineralization and filtration system so that you never have to buy mineral water, PAID PARKING just a few meters/feet away in case you rented a car, DOUBLE-GLAZED WINDOWS throughout the entire apartment for added comfort and noise-insulation, PROFESSIONAL CLEANING SERVICE to prepare everything for you before your stay so that you find the apartment and linens in perfect conditions (hence the Cleaning Fee), and more!

5TH FLOOR, NO ELEVATOR

Some may consider it a disadvantage, but we consider this a feature! Others pay to go to the Gym, and here you have the Gym come to you for FREE! We’re talking 89 steps that will help you burn all your calories from all the delicious Sangria, Tapas, and Jamon Iberico de Bellota that you will be eating and enjoying day in and day out in the many awesome restaurants surrounding our apartment! That’s 89 extra reasons to indulge more -- GUILT-FREE! :)

GUEST ACCESS

Guests will have access to our entire 2 bedroom apartment, plus an iPhone 4 that can be used fully-equipped with a local number and data so that guests can connect with local friends, navigate maps, reserve tours and restaurants, and more all on the go without having to spend a single cent! That’s right, guests will be able to make free local calls, send free SMS/Texts, and use unlimited data completely free of charge on our iPhone 4! The perfect tool for exploring the city!

INTERACTION WITH GUESTS

As the owner of a tour company, I run tours of the historic Old Town almost every day, so I am very accustomed to interacting with and helping all visitors of this beautiful city! Of course, when they are guests in my own home, I am even more open to interacting with them and answering any and all questions at ANY time!

THE NEIGHBORHOOD

The location of the apartment could not be more perfect for both new and frequent visitors of the city. If you were to draw a square around the historic Gothic Quarter and the bohemian Born neighborhood, our apartment would be in the exact center of that square! It could not be more central! It also means the apartment is within easy walking distance to 75% of what Barcelona has to offer, with the best of both worlds!

GETTING AROUND

You have a metro station (Jaume I - Line 4) just 3 minutes away on foot. The main transport hub of the city -- Plaça Catalunya -- is less than 10 minutes by foot!

NEARBY ATTRACTIONS

Within a 600 meter / 2000 ft radius, you have:

- Plaça Catalunya

- Porta de l’Angel Shopping Street

- La Rambla

- Santa Caterina Fresh Food Market

- Palau de la Musica UNESCO World Heritage Site

- Ciutadella Park & Fountain

- Mercat del Born Archaeological Site

- Santa Maria del Mar 14th Century Church

- Passeig del Born (Main Street of Born)

- Palau de la Generalitat / Catalunya’s White House

- Barcelona Town Hall

- Plaça Sant Jaume

- Santa Maria del Pi 14th Century Church

- Picasso Museum

- Sant Pere de les Puel·les 10th Century Monastery

- Plaça Urquinoana

- Aerobus Bus Stop

- El Corte Ingles Department Store

- La Boqueria Market

- Barcelona’s 13th Century Cathedral

- Archdeacon’s 12th Century House

- Plaça de Sant Felip Neri

- Old Jewish Quarter / El Call

- Ancient Roman Temple of Augustus from 1st Century AD

- Baixada de Santa Eulalia Street / Patron Saint of Barcelona

- Plaça Reial

- Plaça del Rei

- 4th Century Roman Wall

- Eixample District

...and MUCH more!

PLUS (within 600 - 2000m / 2000 - 6500ft):

- Arc de Triomf

- Old Port

- Barceloneta Beach

- Vila Olimpica

- Paseo de Gracia

- Gracia District

- Sagrada Familia

CHECK-IN: Any time after 1:30 pm

CHECK-OUT: 10:30 am

More Details
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible

Owner
Alex
Member since: 2014
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
December 8, 2016

About Alex

Hi everyone! My name is Alex and I live in Barcelona where I specialize in providing tours of this magnificent city!

I also have a wonderful and charming rustic apartment in Born/Gotic (Ciutat Vella) that you will absolutely fall in love with! It's a multi-centuries-old 2 bedroom perfectly located in the epicenter of the Old Town furnished luxuriously for an incredible stay!

I've traveled all over the world, including the US, Canada, Brazil, Argentina, Uruguay, Australia, New Zealand, Germany, Netherlands, France, Italy, Hungary, Austria, Bosnia, Serbia, Croatia, and Greece, so I'm no stranger to traveling, but I have yet to find a more interesting, beautiful, unique, and inspiring city than Barcelona!

As a host of both Tours and Apartment guests, I make sure to always go above and beyond to take care of every single need of my guests to ensure their complete and utter satisfaction. After all, it's word of mouth that helps us grow!

My life's motto is a quote by W.M. Lewis: "The tragedy of life is not that it ends so soon, but that we wait so long to begin it."

Why Alex chose Ciutat Vella

You won't find any apartment offering this many luxurious and practical amenities in the Old Town, let alone for this price. You will also be hard-pressed to find a cozier apartment at any price range in Barcelona.

What makes this apartment unique

With a tour guide as your host, you will have your own personal "Barcelona concierge" on call at any time to make sure you make the most of your stay in this beautiful city.

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Exceptional! 5/5 -
(48 traveler reviews)

Luxurious & Cozy 2 Bedroom 'R.U.S.T.I.K.A.' Flat in the Epicenter of Barcelona
average rating of 5.0 based on 48 reviews
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Outstanding

  • 5 of 5

Alex's flat was exactly as represented - beautifully appointed, fully equipped, and perfectly located. (As other reviewers have noted, the climb to the 5th floor was a bit of a challenge, but we did it - and became more organized about our comings and goings!) We booked at the last moment, but Alex responded immediately and checkin was very smooth. We look forward to another visit.

  • Submitted: Dec 6, 2016
  • Stayed: Nov 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Excellent apartment. Excellent location. We loved our time in Barcelona

  • 5 of 5

We had a wonderful stay in Alex's flat in August 2016. I would highly recommend this apartment. It is very comfortable and every detail has been thought of. We were able to walk easily to everything in the city. There is a market and many amazing restaurants near by.

Alex was a great host and easily available by phone with any questions. She made us very aware of the five floors of stairs to the flat (no elevator) before we arrived, so we could pack appropriately.

I would highly recommend this rental.

  • Submitted: Nov 26, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great location!

  • 5 of 5

Alex was an amazing host. She met us really late at night and was always there when we needed her. Her apartment is adorable and has everything you need. The location is great! Walking distance to everything. When we go back to Barcelona we will definitely stay at her place again. Thanks so much Alex!

  • Submitted: Nov 17, 2016
  • Stayed: Nov 2016
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Great Apartment in perfect location

  • 5 of 5

Alex's apartment is in a great location for sightseeing the beautiful "Barcelona"..It is in the old quarter

Walking distance to all the sites. The apartment is well appointed and maintained. The beds are very comfortable

( a must and hard to come by!)....it is also quite...which is also hard to come by in a busy city.

We enjoyed the little Restaurant on the corner with its loads of "Spanish" personality.

The markets are a 5 minute walk where we enjoyed our morning coffee and breakfast...

There are a lot of stairs to the apartment but we viewed this as exercise...don't bring a lot of luggage though.

Alex was easy to deal with and her apartment was a pleasure to stay in,

John and Annette (Brisbane, Australia)

  • Submitted: Nov 13, 2016
  • Stayed: Oct 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Perfect location for short or long stay in Barcelona

  • 5 of 5

My wife, daughter and myself spent 10 days at the R.U.S.T.I.K.A. flat in Barcelona while visiting my son who is studying Architecture .The flat is located in the perfect location to access the most historic part of Barcelona as well as La Rambla all the way to the Harbour and beach area. The Piccaso museum was a 5 minute walk away as well as the closest Subway station. We used the subway system extensively to get to Sagrada Famila and other locations in the city. We also used the Renfe high speed train to visit the Dali museum in Figueres ( a must see!!). The flat is located very close to grocery shopping and is equipped for those who choose to cook some great fresh food readily available at the Santa Caterina marketplace. There are also wonderful Tapas bars a 5 minute or less walk away for those who want to enjoy some great Catalan red wine and tapas. Alex was very helpful in communicating right up to our arrival in Barcelona and provided some great ideas for our time in Barcelona. Andres went above and beyond to make sure we made our departing flight at 4am when a cab failed to show, which was not a problem because there are cabs available 24 hours a day a block away. The area was very quiet at night when we got back from a long day of sightseeing and put our feet up. Whether you are there for a short stay or longer stay I highly recommend staying at R.U.S.T.I.K.A. in El Born.

James

  • Submitted: Nov 8, 2016
  • Stayed: Oct 2016
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Wonderful host and perfectly placed

  • 5 of 5

Alex is a wonderful host and kept in contact answering all our crazy questions and providing lots of hints and tips to enjoy the wonderful Barcelona. The apartment is perfectly situated for exploring museums, attractions, shopping, dining and we walked almost everywhere. The apartment was perfect for 3 of us - comfortable and plenty of space for us. The balcony is an added bonus and adds to the charm. There is no elevator to the apartment but we just clocked that onto the daily exercise routine! A*****

  • Submitted: Oct 26, 2016
  • Stayed: Oct 2016
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Sant Pere - Santa Caterina i la Ribera Apartment Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
November/December
Nov 1 2016 - Dec 17 2016
1 night minimum stay
$99
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $19 per night, per additional guest
 
Christmas/New Year's
Dec 18 2016 - Jan 7 2017
1 night minimum stay
$180
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $24 per night, per additional guest
 
Winter2
Jan 8 2017 - Jan 31 2017
1 night minimum stay
$115
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $24 per night, per additional guest
 
February
Feb 23 2017 - Feb 26 2017
1 night minimum stay
$179
 
 
Mobile World Congress
Feb 27 2017 - Mar 2 2017
1 night minimum stay
$399
$2,394
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $49 per night, per additional guest
 
March
Mar 6 2017 - Mar 31 2017
1 night minimum stay
$194
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $49 per night, per additional guest
 
April (1)
Apr 1 2017 - Apr 9 2017
1 night minimum stay
$194
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $49 per night, per additional guest
 
Easter Holidays
Apr 10 2017 - Apr 23 2017
1 night minimum stay
$232
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $49 per night, per additional guest
 
April (2)
Apr 24 2017 - Apr 30 2017
1 night minimum stay
$194
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $49 per night, per additional guest
 
May
May 1 2017 - May 31 2017
1 night minimum stay
$232
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $49 per night, per additional guest
 
June
Jun 1 2017 - Jun 30 2017
1 night minimum stay
$232
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $49 per night, per additional guest
 
July
Jul 1 2017 - Jul 31 2017
1 night minimum stay
$249
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $49 per night, per additional guest
 
August
Aug 1 2017 - Aug 31 2017
1 night minimum stay
$249
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $49 per night, per additional guest
 
September
Sep 1 2017 - Sep 30 2017
1 night minimum stay
$232
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $49 per night, per additional guest
 
October
Oct 1 2017 - Oct 31 2017
1 night minimum stay
$194
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $49 per night, per additional guest
 
My Standard Rate
1 night minimum stay
$163
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $49 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $400
Cleaning Fee $63

CHECK-IN: Any time after 1:30 pm
CHECK-OUT: 10:30 am

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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

Sant Pere - Santa Caterina i la Ribera Apartment Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • apartment
  • floor 5
Building Type:
  • building
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 70 m²
Location Type:
  • Downtown
Theme:
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower , Toilet room separate from Bathroom; individual access
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king , With 32' Full HD TV with Cable plus Armchair for reading
    Bedroom 2 - 2 twin/ single , Can be joined to form a King Bed upon request
Entertainment:
  • Books ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
Outside:
  • Balcony ...
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Attractions:
  • arboretum
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • duty free shops
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • synagogues
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • gambling casinos
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • sailing
  • swimming
  • tennis
Notes:
As a professional tour guide, I take great care in always ensuring my guests are fully satisfied and leave Barcelona with lifelong memories.

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