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Stunning 18th Fl. Penthouse-Style Apt. Overlooking City, Ocean, Wifi

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The lounge area at dusk - sun setting over the city.


Last updated: 07/21/2015
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  • Minimum stay:1-5 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:N/A

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Property 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.

Owner's Comments:
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


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Property Type

  • 2 story
  • Apartment
  • On floor 18
  • 1300 sq. ft.
  • Elevator : only 4 apartments per floor - 3 elevators

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental


  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals


  • Minimum Age Limit For Renters:

    Not suitable for parties...moreless

  • Limited Accessibility
  • Non Smoking Only
  • Pets Not Allowed

Bedrooms: 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 7, Beds for 7

Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms


  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • VCR


  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions


  • Churches
  • Cinemas
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • Library
  • Live Theater
  • Marina
  • Museums
  • Nude Beach
  • Playground
  • Recreation Center
  • Restaurants
  • Theme Parks
  • Zoo

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/Bank
  • Fitness Center
  • Groceries
  • Hospital
  • Laundromat
  • Medical Services

Leisure Activities

  • Beachcombing
  • Boating
  • Gambling Casinos
  • Scenic Drives
  • Shopping
  • Sight Seeing
  • Walking

Location Type

  • Beach View
  • Lake View
  • Lakefront
  • Monument View:

    Sagrada Familia, Monjuic and Tibado all can be seen from the extraordinary terrace in our 18th floor apartment overlooking the city, the ocean and the hills....moreless

  • Mountain View
  • Ocean View
  • Resort
  • Water View

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Cycling
  • Deepsea Fishing
  • Fishing
  • Golf
  • Hiking
  • Hot Air Ballooning
  • Jet Skiing
  • Parasailing
  • Pier Fishing
  • Racquetball
  • Roller Blading
  • Sailing
  • Snorkeling
  • Snorkeling/Diving
  • Sound/Bay Fishing
  • Surf Fishing
  • Swimming
  • Tennis
  • Water Skiing
  • Wind-Surfing


  • Dining Area


  • Air Conditioning
  • Broadband Access:

    Free broadband for all guests...moreless

  • Clothes Dryer
  • Elevator:

    only 4 apartments per floor - 3 elevators...moreless

  • Fitness Room / Equipment
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet:

    Execllent free secure WiFi for guests...moreless


  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator


  • Balcony:

    Large 300 sq foot terrace overlooking Barcelona, the lake and the ocean....moreless

Pool / Spa

  • Communal Pool


Write a review 4.5
from 4 traveler reviews
VRBO Bear enjoying the view. 10/08/2007

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!

The VRBO Bear
Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
High Season
May 21 - Oct 16, 2015
4 night min stay
Mid Shoulder
Oct 17 - Nov 13, 2015
3 night min stay
Special Low season
Nov 14 - Dec 20, 2015
3 night min stay
Christmas?New Year
Dec 21 - Jan 9, 2016
5 night min stay

Additional information about rental rates


  • Refundable Damage Deposit €350
  • Taxes Not included


33% deposit when confirming booking. Balance payable 45-days before arrival. Payment can be made via PayPal or electronic bank transfer.

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Last updated: 07/21/2015
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12 Kilometres
Nearest Airport
Barcelona El Prat International
250 Metres
Nearest Barpub
Diagonal Mar Centro Commercial
2 Kilometres
Nearest Ferry
Majorca, Ibiza and Menorca. Also Genoa Italy
5 Miles
Nearest Golf
Barcelona Club Real de Golf
1 Miles
Nearest Train
2 Kilometres
Nearest Motorway
Ronda Littoral
250 Metres
Nearest Restaurant
Centro Commercial Diagonal Mar
80 Miles
Nearest Ski
300 Metres
Nearest Beach
Mar Bella Beach

Car: Not Necessary

Extraordinary fashionable and safe location - shopping, restaurants, beaches, parks and the most spectacular views over the city, the ocean, the mountains, and Gaudi's masterpiece Sagrada Familia. Just 10 minutes by taxi or metro to downtown, Free WiFi for guests.


Owner info

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.

Contact us

Speaks: english, spanish

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Guestbook comments from the owner

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  • The lounge area at dusk - sun setting over the city.

    The lounge area at dusk - sun setting over the city.

  • Residents only short tennis courts

    Residents only short tennis courts

  • View of lake and beach from the terrace.

    View of lake and beach from the terrace.

  • Lounge, dining

    Lounge, dining

  • Bedroom with private entrance to terrace

    Bedroom with private entrance to terrace

  • Kitchen


  • View from terrace over the city and Sagrada Familia.

    View from terrace over the city and Sagrada Familia.

  • Residents only gym (no children)

    Residents only gym (no children)

  • Catalan cuisine!!!!

    Catalan cuisine!!!!

  • Port Olympic harbour

    Port Olympic harbour

  • Pools, tennis, tennis for residents only. View from our apartment.

    Pools, tennis, tennis for residents only. View from our apartment.

  • Mar Bella Beach - 200 metres from apartment

    Mar Bella Beach - 200 metres from apartment

  • Our tower at dusk from the lake.

    Our tower at dusk from the lake.

  • Circular arrival hall

    Circular arrival hall

  • Al Fresco dining

    Al Fresco dining

  • The hall

    The hall

  • Plan of the apartment

    Plan of the apartment

  • Childrens play area

    Childrens play area

  • The pools

    The pools

  • Els Pescadors Restaurant (famous) nearby

    Els Pescadors Restaurant (famous) nearby

  • Rambla Poblenou - nearby

    Rambla Poblenou - nearby

  • Bathroom


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