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Wonderful Central Penthouse W/ Private Terrace!

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The private terrace is wonderful for lunch or romantic dinners.

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Last updated: 04/22/2017
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  • Minimum stay:31 nights
  • Sleeps:2
  • Bedrooms:1
  • Bathrooms:1
  • Property type:Apartment
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:N/A

About the Property

Apartment, 1 Bedroom, 1 Bath, (Sleeps 2)

A wonderful apartment in a very central and very safe location! Only 15 minutes on foot to Plaza Catalunya and Las Ramblas and in the middle of the Eixample neighbourhood. This one-bedroom apartment is situated on the top floor of a building dating back to the turn of the 20th century -Modernista style - and has got an elevator.

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

Owner

Member since: 2003

Speaks: english, french, german, spanish, italian, dutch
Response time: Within a few days
Response Rate: 40%
Calendar last updated: 04/22/2017

Property Type

  • Apartment
  • On floor 5
  • 55 m²

House Rules

  • Max. occupancy 2
  • Minimum Age Limit For Renters:

    This is not an apartment for parties, responsible guests only please...moreless

  • Non Smoking Only:

    Please no smoking inside the apartment, however you can obviously use the terrace to smoke....moreless

  • Pets Not Allowed:

    I prefer no pets in this property due to allergies of future guests....moreless

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental

Meals

  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

Suitability

Bedrooms: 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 2, Beds for 2

  • Bedroom 1

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  • Queen size Beds (1) The queen bed is of a very good quality. Sleep Sofa or Futons (1) The sofa converts into a small double bed. Alternatively there is an auto-inflatable spacious single bed (with bedding)...moreless

Bathrooms: 1 Bathroom

  • Bathroom 1

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  • The bathroom has been refurbished and includes a walk-in shower.

Other Amenities

  • My apartment is full of wonderful contemporary art, most of it painted by my Spanish-based artist friends whom I organized exhibitions for in the past. There is also contemporary Vietnamese art and of photographs I took. ...moreless

Entertainment

  • Books:

    Hundreds of books, from small to coffee-table size...moreless

  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Music Library:

    I do have a DVD player to play CD's in and have left quite a good selection of them in the apartment for you to use, from Queen to Eric Clapton and classical CD's....moreless

  • Stereo
  • Television:

    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

  • VCR

Theme

  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions

Attractions

  • Botanical Garden
  • Churches
  • Cinemas
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • Library
  • Live Theater
  • Marina
  • Museums
  • Playground
  • Restaurants
  • Ruins
  • Theme Parks
  • Zoo

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/Bank
  • Fitness Center
  • Groceries
  • Hospital
  • Massage Therapist
  • Medical Services

Leisure Activities

  • Antiquing
  • Boating
  • Horseback Riding
  • Outlet Shopping
  • Shopping
  • Sight Seeing
  • Walking

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Basketball Court
  • Cycling
  • Golf
  • Hiking
  • Jet Skiing
  • Mountain Biking
  • Parasailing
  • Pier Fishing
  • Racquetball
  • Roller Blading
  • Sailing
  • Snorkeling/Diving
  • Surfing
  • Swimming
  • Tennis
  • Water Skiing
  • Wind-Surfing

Dining

  • Dining:

    I have a comfortable dining table in the living room, however, you can't beat dining (or having breakfast) on the terrace!...moreless

  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 4 people

General

  • Air Conditioning
  • Elevator
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided:

    Towels and bed sheets are included...moreless

  • Living Room:

    A very cosy place to spend time. You'll find book shelves full of books for you to read or browse (no book exchange please) and there are some CDs and DVDs in the apartment as well...moreless

  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine:

    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:

    Please bring your own laptop/device...moreless

Kitchen

  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen:

    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

  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster

Outside

  • Deck / Patio:

    The reason I bought the apartment! The terrace is absolutely wonderful. I put lots of plants there to make it even more of an oasis. Even though you are in the middle of the city, you will find that there is very little noise!!...moreless

 

Reviews

Write a review 4.7
from 19 traveler reviews
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Rental basis: Per property
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My Standard Rate
31 night min stay

$1,925
* Approximate Monthly rates, actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay

Additional information about rental rates

Fees:

  • Final cleaning/preparation fee $37.43

Notes:

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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Owner info

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.


Contact us

Speaks: english, french, german, spanish, italian, dutch
Response time: Within a few days
Response Rate: 40%
Calendar last updated: 04/22/2017

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  • The private terrace is wonderful for lunch or romantic dinners.

    The private terrace is wonderful for lunch or romantic dinners.

  • The spacious living room consists of two levels.

    The spacious living room consists of two levels.

  • A very comfortable large double bed and views onto the private terrace...

    A very comfortable large double bed and views onto the private terrace...

  • Refurbished bathroom with large walk-in shower

    Refurbished bathroom with large walk-in shower

  • Small but fully equipped kitchen

    Small but fully equipped kitchen

  • Views from the bedroom

    Views from the bedroom

  • Apartment in the evening hours..

    Apartment in the evening hours..

  • Famous Sagrada Familia.. most Barcelona sights are within walking distance

    Famous Sagrada Familia.. most Barcelona sights are within walking distance

  • Every corner of the living room is adorned with art.

    Every corner of the living room is adorned with art.

  • Comfortable sofa which can turn into a bed

    Comfortable sofa which can turn into a bed

  • Living room with dining table

    Living room with dining table

  • A great walk-in shower

    A great walk-in shower

  • Very private terrace..

    Very private terrace..

  • Lay-out of apartment

    Lay-out of apartment

  • A cosy home-away-from-home

    A cosy home-away-from-home

  • Barcelona is waiting for you..

    Barcelona is waiting for you..

VRBO #37636

This listing was first published here in 2004.

Date last modified - Saturday, April 22, 2017

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