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The jasmin-planted terrace gets full morning sun


Last updated: 07/29/2014
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  • Minimum stay:5 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:Yes
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

Horta-Guinardo apartment description

This is the romantic perfect city-break studio apartment -- Mediterranean style! Our accommodation offers not only the peace and tranquility of a tree lined street, but also easy and direct access to the life and bustle of Barcelona, Museums, Gaudi buildings and the Ramblas are all on the direct tube line --a train every few min. The apartment is part of a landmark 1927 villa which has been fully restored into a bright and comfortable home by a celebrate writer and journalist. It has been decorated to high standards, creating a light, and spacious atmosphere, with its own private terrace, and private street entrance, with street parking. This charming studio apartment is only ten min on a safe and clean, quick and easy underground line straight to the heart of Barcelona.
Laze on the terrace, pick up organic goodies from the great little shop, eat 'al fresco' on the terrace or at the organic restaurant downstairs, order in pizza from around the corner s and fast Wifi. Lots of books and info, and a big open air swimming pool close by.

Around the apartment: The apartment is a few yards/ 50 meters away from the metro station that in 20 min takes you straight to Las Ramblas, in the center of Barcelona, which is the main promenade that goes from Plaza Catalunya to the harbor. There is a big supermarket in the basement of Corte Ingles of Plaza Catalunya. There is also a food market that you shouldn't miss: Mercat de la Boqueria, on Las Ramblas.
In La Floresta itself there are a general store and a good small supermarket, three good local restaurants, including one charming open air rotisserie and a large area of virtually unspoilt countryside, Collserolla National Park, dotted with fine examples of Modernista architecture.
La Floresta is located on a quiet, pine-covered hillside. It was once called 'La Floresta Pearson', after the Canadian engineer who brought mains electricity to Barcelona in 1911, and planned the village. In the 1970s it was Barcelona's hippy haven - legendary 'Fat Freddy's Cat' cartoonist Gilbert Shelton lived here

About the Collserola National Park : The slopes of the Mt. Collserola near Barcelona, incorporate an area of 48.32 square kilometers (slightly less than 30 square miles). It is 124 meters (400 feet) above sea level with a population of 54,623. The municipality includes not only the urban center of Sant Cugat but also the districts of Mira-sol, La Floresta and Las Planes and the district of Valldoreix. There is a large golf course and great shopping. Much of it is part of the Collserola National Park, the closest to Barcelona, the capital city of Catalunya, a state within Spain, where Catalan is the first language and Spanish the second.

The presence of human culture in this area is ancient. Human remains from the Neolithic Period (2000-1500 BC) have been discovered in archaeological findings from the Cave of Torre Negra; and from the Bronze Age (after 1100 BC) in archaeological excavations of Can Fatjo of Aurons. The presence of Iberian culture is evidenced by remains from VI century BC.

Property Type

      • Apartment

      Accommodation Type

          • Vacation Rental


              • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

              Onsite Services

                  • Housekeeper Optional


                  • Long-Term Renters Welcome
                  • Children Welcome
                  • Smoking Allowed
                  • Wheelchair Inaccessible
                  • Pets Considered

                  Bedrooms: 0 Bedrooms, Sleeps 3

                  • 1 double, 1 single, (single is suitable for child)

                  Bathrooms: 1 Bathroom

                  • Bathroom: toilet, shower


                  • With glassed in shower

                  Other Amenities

                      • The TV is full international satellite bouquet in English and other languages with CNN, France 24,movies and kids channels. There is a large pool only 300 meters away open on a seasonal basis, and great sport massage place very close together with a friendly local super market,a bread shop/cafe, general store and good restaurant. The tube/subway/metro is two min away, Barcelona center is about 15mins on tube. ...moreless


                      • Satellite / Cable
                      • Books
                      • Books For Adults
                      • Toys
                      • Television
                      • Radio
                      • CD Player
                      • Audio Tape Player


                      • Romantic
                      • Tourist Attractions


                      • Cinemas
                      • Forests
                      • Library
                      • Museums
                      • Playground
                      • Zoo
                      • Restaurants
                      • Ruins
                      • Churches

                      Leisure Activities

                      • Walking
                      • Horseback Riding
                      • Beachcombing
                      • Bird Watching
                      • Gambling Casinos
                      • Scenic Drives
                      • Paddle Boating
                      • Sight Seeing

                      local services and businesses

                      • Babysitter
                      • Massage Therapist
                      • Medical Services
                      • ATM/Bank
                      • Groceries
                      • Hospital

                      Location Type

                          • Village

                          sports and adventure activities

                          • Golf Privileges Optional
                          • Jet Skiing
                          • Golf
                          • Mountain Biking
                          • Cycling
                          • Swimming
                          • Tennis

                          catering options

                              • Guests Provide Their Own Meals


                              • Dining Area
                              • Seating for 4 people


                              • Heating
                              • Linens Provided
                              • Washing Machine
                              • Towels Provided
                              • Parking On Street
                              • Activities Guide
                              • Alarm Clock
                              • Hair Dryer
                              • Laundry Soap
                              • Local Maps
                              • Local Restaurant Guide
                              • Basic Soaps
                              • Toilet Paper
                              • Internet
                              • Wireless Internet
                              • Iron & Board

                              house cleaning

                                  • Housekeeper Optional


                                  • Freezer
                                  • Toaster
                                  • Grill
                                  • Cooking Utensils
                                  • Pantry Items
                                  • Refrigerator
                                  • Stove
                                  • Microwave
                                  • 4 Ring Stove
                                  • Oven


                                  • Terrace
                                  • Balcony
                                  • Beach Towels
                                  • Bicycles


                                  Write a review 4.2
                                  from 4 traveler reviews
                                  Rental basis: Per property
                                  Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
                                  My Standard Rate
                                  5 night min stay
                                  €350 €800
                                  * Approximate Monthly rates, actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay

                                  Additional information about rental rates


                                  • Pet Fee €10
                                  • cleaning €25
                                  • Taxes Not included


                                  Our rates have not gone up since 2002!

                                  The fixed rate includes welcome pack and all linen.

                                  We do not ever accept more than 3 people; including kids.

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                                  Last updated: 07/29/2014
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                                  21 Unavailable
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                                  10 Kilometres
                                  Nearest Airport
                                  15 Kilometres
                                  Nearest Ferry
                                  10 Kilometres
                                  Nearest Train
                                  Sants Paseo de Gracia
                                  2 Kilometres
                                  Nearest Motorway
                                  Tunels de Vallvidrera
                                  10 Kilometres
                                  Nearest Beach
                                  Barcelona- Castelledefels - Gava
                                  0.5 Kilometres
                                  Nearest Restaurant

                                  Car: Not Necessary

                                  This sunny, beautifully restored, one and a half bedroom apartment is situated in the leafy La Floresta area of Barcelona. It is 100 meters from the tube station. And it's eight stops from Plaza Catalunya in the center of Barcelona where all the major underground and bus lines begin -- literally just a few yards away from 'Las Ramblas', Barcelona's most famous street. Taxi access from the airport is less than twenty minutes. In summer is a 5 min stroll to the local pool!

                                  Other Activities: football /basket ball pitch

                                  Golf: There is a great golf course in Sant Cugat which is 2 stops -- and four min--away by metro (Ferrocariles).


                                  Owner info

                                  Year Purchased: 2000

                                  About the owner: Im a writer and human rights activict

                                  Why the Owner Chose Horta-Guinardo:
                                  So charming!

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                                  Speaks: french, italian, spanish, english



                                  • The jasmin-planted terrace gets full morning sun

                                    The jasmin-planted terrace gets full morning sun

                                  • There is a fuller kitchen now

                                    There is a fuller kitchen now

                                  • exterior


                                  • We have lots of books and info for you

                                    We have lots of books and info for you

                                  • We really enjoyed decorating this bathroom

                                    We really enjoyed decorating this bathroom

                                  • the full kitchen

                                    the full kitchen

                                  • exterior


                                  €55 per night (EUR)

                                  0 Bedroom / 1 Bathroom
                                  Sleeps 3

                                  View calendar: Updated 07/29/14
                                  Minimum stay: 5 nights
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