Wonderful Central Penthouse W/ Private Terrace!(19 Reviews)
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- Minimum stay:31 nights
- Property type:Apartment
- Pets considered:No
- Wheel chair accessible:N/A
About the Property
Apartment, 1 Bedroom, 1 Bath, (Sleeps 2)
It has been furnished with both very modern furniture (Italian design) and antiques. It has wooden parquet-flooring and the walls are covered with art.
The penthouse has got a recently refurbished, very modern and comfortable bathroom with walk-in shower and a washing machine, a small kitchen with all amenities (except a microwave), a large living room on two levels with a sofa, that turns into a small bed, a bedroom with a good quality, comfortable queen-size bed and a built-in wardrobe, and, last but not least, a lovely private terrace full of Mediterranean plants.
The terrace is a perfect sunny breakfast spot or could be used for a slow dinner complete with evening breeze. The apartment has a high-speed wifi connection.
This 55-square-meter penthouse is very quiet although it is very centrally located (15 minutes stroll to Plaza Catalunya and Las Ramblas, 10 minutes walk to Paseo de Gracia and Gaudi's houses, one minute to the covered Ninot food market, 10 minutes walk to the neighbourhood of Gracia..). It situated away from the street, so it is very quiet, yet due to its position on the fifth floor it has lots of light coming into it as well, which is a rarity in Barcelona.
Immediately outside the apartment are many little family-owned shops like a bakery, delicatessen, butcher, greengrocer, fishmonger, nail studio, etc. Nearby is a big food market and there are also many supermarkets in the vicinity.
The neighbourhood has got a wonderful village feeling to it; you will be living where the Catalans live. Close by are also some great restaurants where you will find mostly local people and where prices are still reasonable.
This penthouse is used by the owner when in the city and therefore very homely. There are bookshelves full of books, mostly in English, but also in Dutch, Italian, and Spanish. There are Persian carpets, contemporary art and other accessories that you will not find in a standard rental apartment. It has got air conditioning, heating, TV, video, DVD, stereo, and CD player with lots of CDs.
Great value for money. Only available to 1-2 responsible adults. Not apt for party people or small children.
The minimum stay is 31 nights.
Keywords: One-Bedroom Apartment Penthouse Terrace Central Elevator Eixample
Member since: 2003
- On floor 5
- 55 m²
- Vacation Rental
- Guests Provide Their Own Meals
- Minimum Age Limit For Renters:
- Non Smoking Only:
Bedrooms: 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 2, Beds for 2
Bathrooms: 1 Bathroom
- The bathroom has been refurbished and includes a walk-in shower.
- DVD Player
- Music Library:
There is now digital television installed in the building and my TV has been likewise converted with a box. Most of the channels however are Spanish and not too interesting to watch. I actually have cable but even with cable I can't get any English language programmes. I would need to get a satellite dish. Oh dear... I put some classical DVD's like Casablanca, Gone with the Wind, Dr Zhivago etcetera in the apartment would you wish to stay home and watch something other then a Spanish gossip programme. Otherwise there are many books available as well.....moreless
- Away From It All
- Sports & Activities
- Tourist Attractions
- Botanical Garden
- Health/Beauty Spa
- Live Theater
- Theme Parks
Local Services & Businesses
- Fitness Center
- Massage Therapist
- Medical Services
- Horseback Riding
- Outlet Shopping
- Sight Seeing
Sports & Adventure Activities
- Basketball Court
- Jet Skiing
- Mountain Biking
- Pier Fishing
- Roller Blading
- Water Skiing
- Dining Area
- Seating for 4 people
- Air Conditioning
- Hair Dryer
- Living Room:
- Towels Provided
The washer is brand new and is a top loader. As in Barcelona washing dries very fast, most people -including myself- don't have a dryer. There is a rack available to dry your washing on the private terrace....moreless
- Wireless Internet:
- Coffee Maker
- Cooking Utensils
- Dishes & Utensils
My kitchen is small but has everything to cook for a crowd. It has also an electric kettle and a filter coffee maker as well as the typical Spanish screw-top coffee maker. There is no microwave but a proper oven!...moreless
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My Standard Rate
31 night min stay
Additional information about rental rates
- Final cleaning/preparation fee $37.03
Cancellation policy: 100% refund if cancelled at least 60 days before arrival date.
Owner's cancellation policy:
100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
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Year Purchased: 2001
About the owner: I bought this unique apartment in 2001 for my own use and have been renting it out on an on-off basis since 2007. I have been working in tourism for the past 20 years and speak English, French, German, Spanish, Italian, Dutch and little Russian and Portuguese. I have quite a nomadic lifestyle, but can count on my wonderful property managers for any emergencies that may arise.
Why the Owner Chose L'Antiga Esquerra de l'Eixample, Barcelona, Barcelona, Spain:
This penthouse is very centrally located, yet away from the tourist playgrounds. It has a lovely private terrace and is very calm and quiet.
The Unique Benefits at this Apartment:
When I am staying in the apartment I enjoy on getting up to make a strong coffee and having it on the terrace in my pyamas.. relaxing, looking at the plants, their flowers.. Later I prepare breakfast and have it on the terrace as well, going over my e-mail using the fast WIFI connection. If I would leave the building I will have all necessary shops on my left and right, various bakeries, the greengrocer, a cafe, the flower shop, the fish monger, the butcher, the market where they have a wonderful selection of olives, cured hams, Spanish cheeses and other interesting stuff.. In the evening I might cook a meal for friends and either have it on the terrace or inside, using the dining table where they'll admire all the contemporary art hanging on the walls. Or I might meet friends in one of the many typical non-touristy restaurants in this great neighbourhood.
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The private terrace is wonderful for lunch or romantic dinners.
The spacious living room consists of two levels.
A very comfortable large double bed and views onto the private terrace...
Refurbished bathroom with large walk-in shower
Small but fully equipped kitchen
Views from the bedroom
Apartment in the evening hours..
Famous Sagrada Familia.. most Barcelona sights are within walking distance
Every corner of the living room is adorned with art.
Comfortable sofa which can turn into a bed
Living room with dining table
A great walk-in shower
Very private terrace..
Lay-out of apartment
A cosy home-away-from-home
Barcelona is waiting for you..
This listing was first published here in 2004.
Date last modified - Wednesday, February 22, 2017
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