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Our no through traffic, quiet, tree lined paradise in city center

Our no through traffic, quiet,  tree lined paradise in city center Façade - street Ground floor living dining room Ground floor kitchen Bedroom bedroom Ground floor bath First floor living/dining room First floor living-dining room First floor living/dining room Bedroom Bedroom First floor bathroom First floor kitchen

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  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

Madrid apartment description

Hi, We are Suzanne and Santiago, an American and a professional in the tourism industry and Santiago, a Spaniard and IT professional. We offer you a home away from home while visiting Madrid, not just an apartment!

Characteristics of the apartment:
* Air conditioning and central heat
* WIFI FREE high speed access
* 470 square feet (44 square meters)
* Quiet, no outlet street.
* Atocha train station a 5 minute walk. Train to Toledo or El Escorial in 30 minutes.
* Supermarkets, pharmacy, restaurants, bakery all within a few blocks, as well as our favorite tapas bar!
* PUERTA DE SOL a 15 minute metro ride

Economical rates for longer stays. Prepayment to guarantee reservation required and fully refundable security deposit required on arrival and returned to you on check out.

We supply bed linens and towels for your stay, as well as 'starter' household goods like toilet paper and paper towels. The kitchen has all the basics, pots and pans for preparing basic meals.

And here are some of the comments direct from just a few of our guests!

'We stayed in the second floor apartment on two separate occasions for a total of seven days during our month-long stay in Spain. We are a family of five (kids aged 22, 21 and 20), and we were all comfortable there. Not only was the apartment spotless, but the kitchen was well-stocked with cookware. We were pleased with the large selection of restaurants in the area (we liked Soria right up the street). A bakery on the corner supplied us with fresh bread, and a supermarket just a few blocks down was perfect for the balance of our grocery needs. Another big plus was the proximity to the museums and to Retiro Park. We also walked to Sol on many occasions, however, the metro is conveniently located just two blocks away and is easily accessed for those of you who choose not to go on foot. Suzanne and Santiago were conscientious and helpful, returning emails promptly and answering all of our concerns. By the end of our seven days here, we were sad to leave! We will definitely stay again if we ever return to Madrid!' (USA)

“Dearest Suzanne and Santi;
Just to let you know that we have arrived home safe and sound and in good spirits. Thank you for all your kind help and assistance during our visit to Madrid. Would you please send us your mailing address? Estelle would like to send you a little token of our friendship and appreciation. We just love you both. Be well. Estelle and Mel” - Los Angeles, CA,USA

“Eramos muy contento con el piso y tambien con el equipamiento...' – Lucía, Spain (Galicia)

“Un bel appartement propre, calme et confortable situé à 2 pas de la gare et tout proche du centre en bus ou métro. Propriétaire très accueillant et très gentil parlant français et anglais. La possiblité d'une garde d'enfant est très appréciable.” Florent, France

“Apartamento pequeño, recien reformado, bien situado y muy bien equipado. Relación con los propietarios impecable. Harán todo lo posible por ayudarte y hacer tu estancia más cómoda y agradable. Gracias por todo.' – Vicente, Spain (Valencia)

Need more room? We other apartments available in the same building, one of the ground floor and one just above on the first floor and see our 'Other listings' for our 1 bedroom unit just across town and a 3 bedroom with terrace right in front of the Reina Sofia entrance!

Look forward to hosting you!
Suzanne and Santiago


Keywords: Apartment

Property Type

  • 470 sq. ft.
  • Apartment

Accommodation Type

      • Vacation Rental

      Meals

          • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

          Onsite Services

              • Housekeeper Optional

              Suitability

              • Non Smoking Only
              • Children Welcome
              • Pets Not Allowed

              Bedrooms: 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8, Beds for 6-8

              Bathrooms: 1 Bathroom

              Kitchen & Dining

              • Coffee Maker:

                Traditional steel coffee maker and drip pot for those who prefer filtered! Filters and coffee on hand!...moreless

              • Pantry Items:

                Spices, salt, pepper, olive oil, all the basics!...moreless

              • Dining Area Seats:

                6...moreless

              • Kitchen
              • Cooking Utensils
              • Microwave
              • Refrigerator
              • Stove
              • Dishes & Utensils
              • Toaster
              • Dining

              Amenities

              • Iron & Board
              • Hair Dryer
              • Air Conditioning
              • Washing Machine
              • Heating
              • Linens Provided
              • Living Room
              • Towels Provided

              Entertainment

              • Television
              • Books
              • Satellite / Cable

              Communications

                  • Wireless Internet

                  Theme

                  • Historic
                  • Tourist Attractions
                  • Budget
                  • Family

                  Activities

                  • Restaurants
                  • Museums
                   

                  Reviews

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                  • Wonderful Location

                    Wonderful Location

                    • Guest doctortv (Richmond, VA, USA)
                    • Date of stay 06/01/13
                    • Review Submitted 06/29/13
                    We rented the apartment for the entire month of June, 2013. Can't beat the location, especially to take day trips by train, or the responsiveness of its owners, Suzanne and Santiago. On the two occasions when we had a minor problem, they attended to it immediately. The air conditioning is provided by a portable unit. The street has no outlet, but there is significant urban noise into the late night from people sitting outside and from at least three dogs whose owners leave them outside on the balconies so there is almost continual barking. This is a pleasant, but very basic apartment more suitable for short stays or as a "base camp" from which to come and go when using Atocha to visit other parts of Spain. The ktichen has the basics, but there are limited amounts of utensils and cookware. Anything you need can easily be obtained in the nearby commercial area. This is our fourth VRBO rental and believe it is the only way to travel!

                    Recommended for: Tourists without a car, sightseeing.

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                  • Excellent

                    Excellent

                    • Guest SydneySider (Sydney, Australia)
                    • Date of stay 05/13/13
                    • Review Submitted 06/16/13
                    My travel was with another adult. I initially found this a small and spartan apartment that underwhelmed me but after being there a couple of days it was more than adequate for two people. It could suit a couple plus a one or two small kids but I think anything more than that would be a stretch - by my standards anyway. The location is great. We had a car (which we parked at a 24hour car-park conveniently located just a 2 minute walk away) but did not need it at all during our stay. There are shops within only a few minutes walk away for stocking up on groceries and many eating places are within a minute walk. A ten minute walk gets you to the start of the thick of things. The hosts were very responsive from my initial enquiry to our departure. I arrived with no warning and someone was over within 10 minutes to open the place up and give us a guide - so comforting when you're stranded 20000km from home. The apartment contains the essentials you'd hope for (like cleaning gear, salt, extra linens, wifi, etc.). Everything presented clean and well maintained. There is plenty of air and light. All in all this was a fantastic stay and I highly recommend it. Many thanks to the hosts.

                    Recommended for: Tourists without a car, sightseeing, families with young children.

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                  • A Great "Home Base" for Seeing Madrid

                    A Great "Home Base" for Seeing Madrid

                    • Guest Vicki (Oakton, Virginia, USA)
                    • Date of stay 05/15/13
                    • Review Submitted 05/22/13
                    If you're looking for someplace comfortable and convenient, you cannot do better than this. The apartment is well equipped with with all the essentials and many amenities. (For women who are dubious about the quality of hair dryers in rental units, I can assure you that the one Suzanne provides is top-notch!) We walked to all of the museums, the botanical garden and the Retiro Park (a lovely place to spend a few hours). Other sights were readily accessible via the very clean and efficient Metro system, or from the Atocha train station. You will not need a taxi! We would stay here again in an instant!

                    Recommended for: Romantic getaway, tourists without a car, girls getaway, sightseeing, age 55+, families with teenagers, adventure seekers, families with young children.

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                  • LOCATION LOCATION LOCATION!!!

                    LOCATION LOCATION LOCATION!!!

                    • Guest Davey (Welland, Ont. Canada)
                    • Date of stay 01/08/13
                    • Review Submitted 02/20/13
                    This is a comfortable, basic apartment in an excellent location for seeing the main sights of Madrid. The owners were extremely helpful and quick about responding to any of our requests. The Sofia Reine Gallery was five minutes away and the Prada, an easy fifteen minute walk. This felt like a true "Spanish" neighbourhood, with grocery stores, bakeries and restaurants around the corner. It is also a five minute walk to the Atocha train station. We were satisfied with our stay at this apartment and felt that it was good value.

                    Recommended for: Tourists without a car, sightseeing, age 55+, families with teenagers, adventure seekers, families with young children.

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                  • An ideal apartment!

                    An ideal apartment!

                    • Guest Jo (Montreal)
                    • Date of stay 10/01/12
                    • Review Submitted 01/04/13
                    My husband and I stayed here for several days and really enjoyed it.The apartment was clean, comfortable, well equipped and very well located, especially for major museums.We would definitely consider staying here again on any future trip to Madrid.

                    Recommended for: Romantic getaway, sightseeing, age 55+.

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                  • Excellent apartment - close to everything you need, great neighbourhood, walk to museums

                    Excellent apartment - close to everything you need, great neighbourhood, walk to museums

                    • Guest Jane (NSW, Australia)
                    • Date of stay 09/18/12
                    • Review Submitted 10/21/12
                    We (three adults) stayed in Suzanne and Santiago's second floor apartment for three nights in mid September. It was a great choice - and we'd happily stay there again. Communication with our hosts via email and telephone was straightforward and informative and their assistant who let us in to the apartment on the morning we arrived (befuddled from the long international flight) was welcoming and helpful. It is an easy walk from here to the main museums - and not much further from there to continue into the heart of central 'old' Madrid. Or you can easily hop a metro or bus to get around. Bus maps are on nearly every bus stop shelter. There's a good choice of neighbourhood shops, cafes, restaurants, bars, bakeries etc & it was fun to be part of the early evening post-siesta (or any time of the day) street scene with a drink and plate of snacks, watching the world go by. The apartment is just as shown in the photos - clean and comfortable with everything you need to make yourself at home. And free wifi too. We printed the google map location of the exact address to take with us - and that did help in quickly locating the Pasaje Anchora when we first arrived. We chose this location as it was close to the Atocha station - and it proved very convenient for arrivals and departures - the airport Express Bus stops here as well as it being the main station for medium and long distance destinations. Thoroughly recommended!

                    Recommended for: Romantic getaway, tourists without a car, girls getaway, sightseeing, age 55+, families with teenagers, adventure seekers, families with young children.

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                  • Great location once you FIND the building and apartment.

                    Great location once you FIND the building and apartment.

                    • Guest stanja (Texas, USA)
                    • Date of stay 03/09/12
                    • Review Submitted 09/19/12
                    Our arrival was a comedy of errors. But I had an address and thought I would be good to go. WRONG. NOone in the area seemed to know or was willing to tell us WHERE 'Pasaje' was. They kept directing us to the 'Calle'. ERG. Once we finally located the building we were again confuddled as the apartment number we had was for the ENTIRE building, not a specific apartment. Once all of those frustrations were over we were very pleased with the accommodations and the owner's care in checking on us. We would definitely stay here again and I would recommend this apartment to friends. There was a grocery store right around the corner and the kitchen was amply supplied for cooking, if you so choose to do so. The owners supply plenty of tour books and maps and are more than willing to help with reservations or any suggestions for things to do in the area. My only suggestion is to make sure you have the printed directions WITH you, when you arrive. :) Also, for those that may have mobility issues, there are several flights of stairs and no lift.

                    Recommended for: Romantic getaway, tourists without a car, girls getaway, sightseeing, families with teenagers, adventure seekers.

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                  • Great choice in central Madrid

                    Great choice in central Madrid

                    • Guest FresnoSurfer (Clovis)
                    • Date of stay 07/18/12
                    • Review Submitted 08/13/12
                    The apartment we picked in Madrid was a wonderful choice. The apartment manager was very helpful, and showed us where we would be able to shop for groceries, eat a fantastic lunch, and how to get to the nearest metro station. The apartment is located in an area of the city that is quiet, but manages to retain the essence of Madrid, and is surprisingly close to the center of the city, as well as the Museo de la Reina Sofia. The apartment is a 5 minute walk from the metro (Palos de la Frontera), and is a 5 minute drive from the train station. The restaurants and cafes appear to be locally owned, complete with beer available at all hours, and a serious siesta in the afternoon. The apartment itself is small, cozy, and cute. All the necessities are included- a washing machine, dishwasher, and wi fi. However, there is no central air conditioner, so the apartment was a bit toasty during our stay. Fortunately, 104 degrees Fahrenheit is uncommon in Madrid, so this usually would not be an issue. There are two portable fans, and a portable air conditioner, which does provide welcome relief. Four people can sleep very comfortably in the apartment- the beds are wonderful, and the couches lead to instant sleepiness. There is no elevator, and no parking lot directly in front of the apartment- nearby non-residential parking will cost 15 euro a day, but it is very convenient when considering the alternative of searching and searching to no avail. Overall, I would highly recommend this apartment for anyone who wants to see how Mardrileños really live, and for groups that would like to explore the beautiful city of Madrid without dealing with the hassle of a car.

                    Recommended for: Tourists without a car, girls getaway, sightseeing, families with teenagers, families with young children.

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                  • Basic 2 room piso close to the center of Madrid

                    Basic 2 room piso close to the center of Madrid

                    • Guest CherrySlurpees (Newcastle, WA USA)
                    • Date of stay 10/26/11
                    • Review Submitted 07/24/12
                    First of all, both Suzanne and Santiago are very responsive via email. They even responded to my questions about how to best get a SIM card for my smart phone (there are several cell phone stores around the corner, you can visit one of them with your passport and get a prepaid SIM card). Originally I had planned to stay at a hotel in the middle of Madrid but when my sister decided to join me, I knew I needed to stay in a place that offered us separate bedrooms if I was going to get any sleep (she snores...loudly). I was very pleased to find this apartment with 2 bedrooms, and more modern than I remember most apartments in Spain being. The on-demand hot water heater was fantastic (a bit of a luxury for Europe) as we never ran out of hot water and having a full kitchen and sitting room was very nice for us to relax in our own space. It was convenient to the Metro and Atocha train station (which is nice to walk through, even if you're not taking a train) and so close to museums and Retiro that I wanted to go to each every day. Be sure to check free days/times at the museums and see art you've only seen in books. The young woman that met us and gave us our keys was very helpful and courteous. I would recommend this location to anyone spending more than two days in Madrid. It is a very safe and convenient location. Photos accurately display the apartment and surrounding area. The apartment is smaller than most 2 bedroom apartments in the US, but is in no way small or cramped. Plenty of room for 2 adults and up to 3 children.

                    Recommended for: Romantic getaway, tourists without a car, girls getaway, sightseeing, age 55+, families with teenagers, families with young children.

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                  • Great apartment!

                    Great apartment!

                    • Guest Lisa (U.S. )
                    • Date of stay 06/08/12
                    • Review Submitted 06/26/12
                    Loved the neighborhood! Great apartment for the 3 of us, everything worked well, Silvia was wonderful - thank you thank you!!!

                    Recommended for: Romantic getaway, people with disabilities, tourists without a car, girls getaway, sightseeing, age 55+, families with teenagers, adventure seekers, families with young children.

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                  €85-€120/night
                  Economical rates for longer stays
                  

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                  Owner info

                  Year Purchased: 1996

                  About the owner: Both Santiago and I love to travel and explore new places. We know that finding the right location and space and the right owners are essential to a great experience. Not only do we enjoy helping our guests to gather information for their stay, i.e. sending monthly newsletters, but we like to think that we are your 'family ' while in town for whatever you might need to make your your stay a memorable one!!

                  Why the Owner Chose Madrid:
                  Santiago's parents bought their first Madrid apartment here 35 years ago. Santiago and I lived here with our two small children until 6 years ago. This is 'my' neighborhood, so much so, we bought the unit adjacent to my in laws when it went up for sale a few years back! Great location, 'real' neighborhood experience and in the center of Madrid on a tree lined, no thru street!


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                  Speaks: english, french

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                  Photos

                  • Our no through traffic, quiet,  tree lined paradise in city center

                    Our no through traffic, quiet, tree lined paradise in city center

                  • Ground floor living dining room

                    Ground floor living dining room

                  • Bedroom

                    Bedroom

                  • Ground floor bath

                    Ground floor bath

                  • First floor living-dining room

                    First floor living-dining room

                  • Bedroom

                    Bedroom

                  • First floor bathroom

                    First floor bathroom

                  • Façade - street

                    Façade - street

                  • Ground floor kitchen

                    Ground floor kitchen

                  • bedroom

                    bedroom

                  • First floor living/dining room

                    First floor living/dining room

                  • First floor living/dining room

                    First floor living/dining room

                  • Bedroom

                    Bedroom

                  • First floor kitchen

                    First floor kitchen

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