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Wonderful Central Penthouse W/ Private Terrace!

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Minimum Stay 31 nights

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L'Antiga Esquerra de l'Eixample Apartment Rental Photos and Description

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

More Details
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed

Member since: 2003
Speaks: english, french, german, spanish, italian, dutch
Response time:
Within a few days
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Calendar last updated:
November 9, 2016

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.

The Owner purchased this apartment in 2001

Why The Owner chose Barcelona

This penthouse is very centrally located, yet away from the tourist playgrounds. It has a lovely private terrace and is very calm and quiet.

What makes this apartment unique

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.

Guestbook comments from the owner

Loved staying here. Reminded me of living on the lower east side of Manhattan many years ago, a rooftop apartment on 2nd Avenue. The proximity to see the wonders of Barcelona made me happy.. happy. Regards
Jul 2014
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Excellent! 4.7/5 -
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Wonderful Central Penthouse W/ Private Terrace!
average rating of 4.736842 based on 110 reviews

Loved it!

  • 4 of 5

We really enjoyed the apartment and its location suited us to a tee. It was always nice to come home to a welcoming flat with a lovely terrace. Great location for shops, markets and walking distance to all the sites. We will most certainly be back.

  • Submitted: May 9, 2016
  • Stayed: Apr 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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A Great Apartment and perfect location

  • 5 of 5

We loved this apartment! You won't find a better location to see Barcelona! . Minutes from the supermarket, subway and Passeig de Gracia make it a really nice way to see such a beautiful city. The apartment is quiet and convenient to access and enjoy by itself. Everything one needs to be comfortable away from home is provided. Lana, the manager, is very helpful and efficient and that made our stay that much better. For the money, you won't find a better place to stay in Barcelona!

  • Submitted: Dec 4, 2015
  • Stayed: Oct 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so very much for the review. Please come back anytime to your home away from home. Kind regards, Annemarie
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Artsy haven

  • 5 of 5

After a day of touring busy Barcelona, what a relief to relax in this immaculate, quiet apartment with a lovely terrace. The original art on the walls adds to the personal feel of the place. The apartment is very well appointed and, though the kitchen is small, you'll find everything you need in terms of kitchenware. This is a pleasant, non-tourist neighborhood with plenty of good restaurants and shops. Placa de Catalunia and Barri Gotic are a safe 20-minute walk and the Metro is just a few block away.

  • Submitted: Oct 23, 2015
  • Stayed: Oct 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for your lovely review and welcome back anytime!
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Perfect place

  • 5 of 5

We love this appartment. Quiet at night, with a great terrace perfect place to relax after a busy day in Barcelona. We will come back!

  • Submitted: Aug 10, 2015
  • Stayed: Jul 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Sylvie, for the feedback. I am happy you had a wonderful time the second time around and hope we manage to meet next time! Best regards, Annemarie
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Perfect Barcelona location!

  • 5 of 5

I stayed here for a week and loved every minute of it. The location was ideal, and the apartment felt like I could have lived there. The host and her associates, Martin and Rod did everything possible to make me feel welcome. There were guide books, a bulletin board covered with previous visitor's recommendations for dining, shopping, and sightseeing, and a large collection of books in multiple languages. The apartment was charming, and definitely made my visit to Barcelona a terrific experience. Do not hesitate! This place is a jewel!

  • Submitted: Jul 30, 2015
  • Stayed: Jul 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for the lovely review. I am glad you felt so much at home! Welcome back any time.. Regards, Annemarie
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Bueno in Barcelona

  • 4 of 5

Great location. Clean and comfortable. Lovely terrace. Extraordinary value. We could walk to anything we wanted to see. Or any place to eat. There's a cork board in the kitchen with a useful map and recommended restaurant business cards. We definitely recommend this place.

  • Submitted: Nov 20, 2014
  • Stayed: Nov 2014
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Cancellation policy: 100% refund if cancelled at least 60 days before arrival date.

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L'Antiga Esquerra de l'Eixample Apartment Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • apartment
  • floor 5
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 55 m²
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning
  • Elevator
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen ...
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • The bathroom has been refurbished and includes a walk-in shower.
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 2
  • 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)
  • Books ...
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Music Library ...
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • VCR
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets not allowed ...
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • theme parks
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • outlet shopping
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
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
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.

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