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

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


Last updated: 07/14/2014
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  • Minimum stay:3-5 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • 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.

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

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

          • Nude Beach
          • Pets Not Allowed
          • Non Smoking Only
          • Limited Accessibility

          Bedrooms: 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 7, Beds for 7

          Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms

          Kitchen & Dining

          • Cooking Utensils
          • Refrigerator
          • Microwave
          • Dishwasher


          • Heating
          • Towels Provided
          • Living Room seats 6
          • Fitness Room / Equipment
          • Hair Dryer
          • Iron & Board
          • Washing Machine
          • Clothes Dryer
          • Linens Provided
          • Air Conditioning


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


          • Wireless Internet:

            Execllent free secure WiFi for guests...moreless

          • Broadband Access:

            Free broadband for all guests...moreless

          • Internet

          Pool & Spa

              • Communal Pool

              Outdoor Features

              • Balcony:

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


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

              Location & View

              • 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
              • Water View
              • Lakefront
              • Ocean View
              • Beach View
              • Lake View
              • Resort


              • Restaurants
              • Fitness Center
              • Golf
              • Racquetball
              • Tennis
              • Sailing
              • Deepsea Fishing
              • Pier Fishing
              • Roller Blading
              • Snorkeling
              • Sound/Bay Fishing
              • Surf Fishing
              • Water Skiing
              • Wind-Surfing
              • Swimming
              • Jet Skiing
              • Parasailing
              • Fishing
              • Snorkeling/Diving
              • Hot Air Ballooning
              • Medical Services
              • Cycling
              • Laundromat
              • Groceries
              • Cinemas
              • Zoo
              • Museums
              • Health/Beauty Spa
              • Live Theater
              • Theme Parks
              • Churches
              • Library
              • Marina
              • Playground
              • Recreation Center
              • Boating
              • Sight Seeing
              • Beachcombing
              • Gambling Casinos
              • Scenic Drives
              • Walking
              • Shopping
              • ATM/Bank
              • Hospital
              • Hiking


              Write a review 4.3
              from 3 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
              May 31 - Oct 10, 2014
              4 night min stay

              Rates are based on 4 guests; add €25 per night, per additional guest

              Mid Shoulder
              Oct 11 - Nov 10, 2014
              3 night min stay

              Rates are based on 4 guests; add €25 per night, per additional guest

              Special Low Season
              Nov 11 - Dec 20, 2014
              3 night min stay
              Christmas/New Year
              Dec 21 - Jan 6, 2015
              5 night min stay

              Additional information about rental rates


              • 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: 07/14/2014
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              12 Kilometres
              Nearest Airport
              Barcelona El Prat International
              2 Kilometres
              Nearest Ferry
              Majorca, Ibiza and Menorca. Also Genoa Italy
              1 Miles
              Nearest Train
              300 Metres
              Nearest Beach
              Mar Bella Beach
              250 Metres
              Nearest Barpub
              Diagonal Mar Centro Commercial
              80 Miles
              Nearest Ski
              5 Miles
              Nearest Golf
              Barcelona Club Real de Golf
              250 Metres
              Nearest Restaurant
              Centro Commercial Diagonal Mar

              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

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              Guestbook comments from the owner

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              • 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

              • 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

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              This listing was first published here in 2006.

              Date last modified - Wednesday, June 18, 2014

              €200 - €350 per night (EUR)

              3 Bedroom / 2 Bathroom
              Sleeps 7

              View calendar: Updated 07/14/14
              Minimum stay: 3-5 nights
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