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Long Stay Pref. Celebrated Journalist's Private Historical House W/ Terrace

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The jasmin-planted terrace gets full morning sun


Last updated: 04/30/2015
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  • Minimum stay:5 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:Yes
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

Property 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 with two double beds (one is a fold out) 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 and enjoy the village-like atmosphere, with Sunday market and open air concerts. Enviable neighbourhood. 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.


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Property Type

  • Apartment

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental


  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

Onsite Services

  • Housekeeper Optional


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

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


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


  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions


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

Local Services & Businesses

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

Leisure Activities

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

Location Type

  • Village

Sports & Adventure Activities

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


  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 4 people


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


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


  • Balcony
  • Beach Towels
  • Bicycles
  • Terrace

House Cleaning

  • Housekeeper Optional


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My Standard Rate
5 night min stay
€350 €800
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  • 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: 04/30/2015
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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
0.5 Kilometres
Nearest Restaurant
10 Kilometres
Nearest Beach
Barcelona- Castelledefels - Gava

Car: Not Necessary

This sunny, beautifully restored, two double bed studio 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: english, french, spanish, italian



  • 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

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  • 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)
Minimum stay: 5 nights
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Long Stay Pref. Celebrated Journalist's Private Historical House w/ Terrace

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