Stunning 18th Fl. Penthouse-Style Apt. Overlooking City, Ocean, Wifi
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- Pets considered:No
- Wheel chair accessible:No
VRBO Bear stayed here: We found this property to be beary special Read review
Sant Marti apartment description
This is a unique penthouse-style apartment. Situated in the chic neighbourhood of Diagonal Mar. Set in a parkland / lakeside setting overlooking the ocean. It is in the Sant Marti quarter, near Port Olympic and only a short distance from fashionable stores, hotels (e.g. Hotel Arts & Casino), and scores of restaurants, theatres, museums and all the places of historical and sporting interest. The apartment is only 300 metres from miles and miles of Barcelona' best beaches.
Barcelona is the vibrant and colourful capital of Catalonia. The city is peppered with many of Gaudi's modernistic and daring architecture, the pinnacle of which is the famously unfinished Sagrada Familia Cathedral.
This is our home when we are in Barcelona and we love it. It has been furnished as a home as befits this sophisticated environment and setting. Torre Sur, Illa de Llac a dramatic slim tower - with only four apartments per floor - and its surroundings, designed by the world-renowned architect Enric Miralles, is not a holiday-type complex. It is a small residential community inhabited by some of Barcelona's most urban professionals.
Staying in this special setting offers visitors an exceptional opportunity to enjoy and share in an exclusive enclave, whilst respecting that your/our neighbours are at home and going about their daily professional lives. If you appreciate the finer points of a unique holiday in Barcelona, then you will love this experience.
However, if what you want, from a visit/vacation/business trip to Barcelona, is an action-packed location or party setting with lots of other like-minded holidaymakers, then this is not the place to rent or to stay in. You will be disappointed and you will have upset our friends and neighbours.
Keywords: Penthouse style Apartment with pool and views of beach, park and city. Central location
- 1300 sq. ft.
- Elevator : only 4 apartments per floor - 3 elevators
- On floor 18
- 2 story
- Vacation Rental
- Guests Provide Their Own Meals
- Limited Accessibility
- Clothing Optional/Nude Sunbathing Nearby
- Pets Not Allowed
Bedrooms: 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 7, Beds for 7
Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms
Kitchen & Dining
- Cooking Utensils
- Linens Provided
- Iron & Board
- Clothes Dryer
- Washing Machine
- Air Conditioning
- Towels Provided
- Living Room seats 6
- Hair Dryer
- Fitness Room / Equipment
- CD Player
- Satellite / Cable
- DVD Player
Pool & Spa
- Communal Pool
- Sports & Activities
- Tourist Attractions
Location & View
- Monument View:
- Water View
- Mountain View
- Car Not Necessary
- Beach View
- Ocean View
- Surf Fishing
- Sound/Bay Fishing
- Hot Air Ballooning
- Medical Services
- Deepsea Fishing
- Roller Blading
- Pier Fishing
- Jet Skiing
- Water Skiing
- Live Theater
- Health/Beauty Spa
- Recreation Center
- Fitness Center
- Sight Seeing
- Theme Parks
- Gambling Casinos
- Scenic Drives
ReviewsWrite a review
VRBO Bear stayed here:
The location and layout of this lovely apartment was perfect for my “Bearcelona” adventure. My human traveling companions especially appreciated the privacy of the two separate sleeping wings, each with its own bath and climate control.
The apartment’s location in the modern Diagonal Mar area offered easy access to the metro system. Hop on a metro train, and it is just a quick ride to the city center. The nearby shopping area, with its many restaurants, included a large supermarket - very convenient.
But my favorite aspect was the view from this 18th floor unit. The sweeping vista from the mountains to the sea was a treat for the eye, offering an expansive panorama of the city - impressive by day, sparkling by night. I was even able to catch a glimpse of the iconic La Sagrada Familia cathedral from the private balcony. Just beautiful!
I miss the night time views!!Guest comment entered by owner
I miss the night time views!!
We had a lovely time and thank you for letting us stay in your spectacular apartment, I miss the night time views!!
- Guest KR Family, UK
- Date of stay 10/27/13
- Review Submitted 11/07/13
Definitely want to use it again....Guest comment entered by owner
Definitely want to use it again....
Thanks for use of the condo. We had a lot of fun and we definitely want to use it again in the future. U Family, Florida, USA September 2013
- Guest U Family, Florida, USA September 2013
- Date of stay 09/21/13
- Review Submitted 11/03/13
Amazing ApartmentGuest comment entered by owner
Had a great week here - the amazing apartment views really helped for planning our way around! Everybody wants to return to Barcelona again. D. Family, UK. August 2013
- Guest D Family UK
- Date of stay 08/26/13
- Review Submitted 09/03/13
Beautiful and the location wonderfulGuest comment entered by owner
Beautiful and the location wonderful
The apartment was beautiful and the location wonderful. We were only disappointed that we had to move after 3 weeks. Hopefully we will get to use it again in the future, and perhaps someday meet you and your beautiful family in the flesh. Thanks again. G. Family. New Orleans, US, July 2013
- Guest G. Family. New Orleans, US, July 2013
- Date of stay 07/16/13
- Review Submitted 08/17/13
Contemporary, spacious with a magnificent vistaGuest comment entered by owner
Contemporary, spacious with a magnificent vista
Thank you for leasing your apartment. It was exactly as expected. Contemporary, spacious and with a magnificent vista. We had a very comfortable and enjoyable stay. Dr. D. Australia. June 2013
- Guest Dr. D. Australia. June 2013
- Date of stay 06/05/13
- Review Submitted 06/18/13
We LOVED your apartment- it was absolutely perfectGuest comment entered by owner
We LOVED your apartment- it was absolutely perfect
We’ve just returned home from a most fantastic break. We LOVED your apartment and it was absolutely perfect for a wonderful few days to celebrate our son’s wedding. All were so impressed with the beautiful situation and the views. Our son was able to come and get ready for the wedding, and as per Spanish tradition, the photographer came to take photos of the groom and family preparing – she took some lovely shots on the balcony with the sea behind.
- Guest LK and family, France, May 2013
- Date of stay 05/15/13
- Review Submitted 06/18/13
We were going to recommend apartment to friendsGuest comment entered by owner
We were going to recommend apartment to friends
We have enjoyed a wonderful week in your delightful apartment. We can understand why you would have an apartment here. Barcelona is a very special city. We were going to recommend your apartment to friends. PW party, Texas, USA, Feb 2013
- Guest PW party, Texas, USA, Feb 2013
- Date of stay 02/12/13
- Review Submitted 04/21/13
Beautiful apartment and magnificent view/Guest comment entered by owner
Beautiful apartment and magnificent view/
Thank you…we are sitting here having a nice time in Barcelona and enjoying your beautiful apartment and magnificent view.
- Guest C & D Families. Arizona, USA, March 2013
- Date of stay 03/18/13
- Review Submitted 04/21/13
You have given us such beautiful memories.Guest comment entered by owner
You have given us such beautiful memories.
We would like to thank you for allowing us to rent your Barcelona home. It was perfect. The views were stunning and the apartment was beautiful and spacious. It was a perfect place for us to gather. The fitness facilities were put to good use. We especially enjoyed our visits to the beach so near to the apartment. You have given us such beautiful memories. We have no negative issues with the rental; it was all wonderful and was exactly as pictured. We would highly recommend your place to visitors to Barcelona.
- Guest R. Family, Anchorage, Alaska, April 2013
- Date of stay 04/10/13
- Review Submitted 04/21/13
A really nice apartment for ChristmasGuest comment entered by owner
A really nice apartment for Christmas
Yesterday we have leaved your apartment as planned. It was very pleasant these days there. It is really a nice apartment and everything worked good. BP and family, Brazil, Dec 2012
- Guest BP and family, Brazil
- Date of stay 12/23/12
- Review Submitted 01/13/13
Jan|Feb 28-Nov 01|Dec 20 .. $250/night (Starting Rate) Low Season Mar-May|Oct ............... $350/night (Starting Rate) Mid Season Jun-Sep ................... $400/night (Starting Rate) High Season From $75 per night for additional persons. Special weekly rates: Minimum stay: 3 nights Rentals for 2 persons.
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- Nearest Airport: Barcelona El Prat International at 12 Kilometres
- Nearest Ferry: Majorca, Ibiza and Menorca. Also Genoa Italy at 2 Kilometres
- Nearest Train: TGV at 1 Miles
- Nearest Beach: Mar Bella Beach at 300 Metres
- Nearest Barpub: Diagonal Mar Centro Commercial at 250 Metres
- Nearest Ski: Molina at 80 Miles
- Nearest Golf: Barcelona Club Real de Golf at 5 Miles
- Nearest Restaurant: Centro Commercial Diagonal Mar at 250 Metres
Year Purchased: 2004
About the owner: We are a professional couple who live in Dublin Ireland
Why the Owner Chose Sant Marti:
Barcelona has everything - beaches, parks, and an amazing cultural, sports and gastronomic life. The home of Gaudi, Picasso, Miro and so many more. It is alive year round.
The Unique Benefits at this Apartment:
The Illa de Llac complex is arguably one of the best in the city - set in 17 ha park overlooking lake, the city and the beach with own concierge, pools, gym, short-tennis, safe for families. 24 hour security. FREE WiFi. Beside the best shopping complex in Barcelona (90 shops, restaurants etc). Yet only 5 minutes from the beach and 12 minutes by Metro or taxi to the city centre.
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Pools, tennis, tennis for residents only. View from our apartment.
Mar Bella Beach - 200 metres from apartment
Our tower at dusk from the lake.
Circular arrival hall
Al Fresco dining
Plan of the apartment
Childrens play area
Els Pescadors Restaurant (famous) nearby
Rambla Poblenou - nearby
The lounge area at dusk - sun setting over the city.
Residents only short tennis courts
View of lake and beach from the terrace.
Bedroom with private entrance to terrace
View from terrace over the city and Sagrada Familia.
Residents only gym (no children)
Port Olympic harbour
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