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Designer Loft with a Large Private Terrace in City Center

Bedrooms 2
Space 1,367 sq. ft.
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 3 nights


About the property

Quiet & charming 2 bedroom, 2 bathroom loft with 45-square meter terrace!

This extremely comfortable apartment combines all of the modern conveniences with a unique design and a fabulous 45-square meter private terrace. The apartment sleeps 6: 2 bedrooms, each with a queen-size bed, and a large fold-out sofa bed in the living room (with a mattress that rolls over the top for extra comfort). The flat also has 2 complete bathrooms, (one with a shower and the other with a romantic bathtub), overhead track lighting, a classic brick and wood, rolling ceiling and a fireplace! The living room, dining room and kitchen are all filled with light.

The beautiful private terrace contains a table with four chairs and a barbecue. There are also reclining chairs for relaxing & sunbathing and an outdoor shower if you need to cool off! A quiet and elegant apartment in the city center, this is a perfect home away from home in Barcelona.

More Details

Eric Mills
Member since: 2011
Speaks: english, french, spanish, italian
Response time:
Within a day
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Calendar last updated:
April 28, 2017

About Eric Mills

Born and raised in San Francisco, I have been living in Barcelona for the last 15 years, where I work as a writer for a small jazz record label. My wife Floriana is an architect from Italy. We have a four-year old daughter Luna who is our pride and joy. Despite coming from different places, Barcelona has really become home for us.

Eric Mills purchased this apartment in 2013

Why Eric Mills chose Barcelona

I've only owned this apartment for a short time. I knew that I wanted to get a place near the Arco de Triunfo, as I've fallen in love with the openness of the street Paseo San Juan and its proximity to so many of my favorite places. I had been searching in this area until I finally found this fabulous apartment!

What makes this apartment unique

The flat is both modern and minimalist, yet warm and cozy. The huge terrace, tastefully designed rooms and high beautiful ceilings all combine to make this an extremely delightful and relaxing place for a romantic or family-oriented get away.


Fort Pienc Apartment Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • apartment
  • floor 2
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1367 sq. ft.
  • 6 stories
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets not allowed ...
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome ...
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Elevator
  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , tub
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower
  • 2 bathrooms, one with a shower and the other with a romantic bath tub.
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
  • 2 bedrooms with large queen-sized beds and plenty of closet space. The master bedroom also has a hidden safe.
  • Books
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • wheelchair accessible
  • churches
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • synagogues
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • gambling casinos
  • outlet shopping
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • kayaking
  • roller blading
  • swimming


Excellent! 4.7/5 -
(44 traveler reviews)

Designer Loft with a Large Private Terrace in City Center
average rating of 4.7272725 based on 44 reviews

Great place to stay, central location and great host

  • 5 of 5

We had a wonderful time in Barcelona. The flat is clean, large and in a wonderful location. We enjoyed our time and would stay here again.

Thanks for all your hospitality.

  • Submitted: Sep 9, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
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Nelson, BC Canada

Perfect in Every Way

  • 5 of 5

My wife and I had occasion to stay in this wonderful apartment with 2 friends for a week at the beginning of February as well as for 2 weeks at the end of March.

The location is fantastic; with easy walking.access to the Born district, the Barri Gotic and Port Vell, Barceloneta. The Arc de Triumph metro is very close by providing economical access to the rest of the city and trains to nearby villages and towns.

Eric has taken excellent efforts to develop a modern and comfortable space with new appliances, restful beds and a fully equipped kitchen meeting any culinary need. For longer stays such as ours, the washer and dryer were necessary and appreciated.

Perhaps the best feature of this apartment however is the wonderful outdoor terrace, especially in late March as the temperatures warm and the sun shines down

later in the afternoon.

We recommend that guests begin their stay here by walking around the neighbourhood in every direction for at least several blocks out. Find the various supermarkets, fruit and vegetable vendors, cafes and restaurants. Note, there is a fantastic seafood and fish restaurant called Peix d'Or very near the apartment which should not be missed and which we discovered on our last evening. Reconnaissance is a suggested necessity.

Thank you, Eric for accommodating our 5th visit to Barca. We will heartily recommend your lodgings to everyone in our orbit.

  • Submitted: Apr 3, 2017
  • Stayed: Mar 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

My wife and I have stayed in several VRBO apartments in Europe and the Middle East and this may have been the best of them all. I always like to choose the apartment based on location, and this one was perfect for us. Our host, Eric, provided more suggestions for restaurants and sites than we could possibly have visited in the week we were in Barcelona. We almost never even needed a taxi or public transportation since we could walk just about everywhere (and my wife and I are in our 70s). Check in and check out were smooth and trouble-free, and the host was very accessible when we had any questions. I will definitely re-book when we return to Barcelona, so what could be a better recommendation?

  • Submitted: Mar 3, 2017
  • Stayed: Feb 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Awesome stay

  • 5 of 5

We loved everything about this flat. Super comfortable. Outdoor space is awesome. Location was perfect. Eric was a fantastic host. Met us on the street and showed us around. He provided excellent suggestions for great food and sightseeing. We can't wait to come back. Highly recommend!!!

  • Submitted: Nov 18, 2016
  • Stayed: Nov 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 2 of 5

The owner Eric insisted that we damaged the toilet and withheld most of our deposit as a result. Since we had no problems with the toilets and had done nothing to them, this came as a complete surprise. He said the cistern had been found opened without unscrewing it, which we did not do. No one inspected the apartment before we left. If you are considering renting this apartment, I would urge you to insist on an inspection prior to your leaving with a return of your deposit at that time.

The apartment is very dark with the only light coming from the windows in the kitchen. The lights on the walls in the living/dining room were not working, which the owner knew and did not repair despite our request. The lights in the other rooms were too dim. The owner also knew that the awning's motor on the patio was broken, but that did not concern us. It is difficult to get in and out of the shower, and there was no floor mat. The second bedroom is small with its wardrobe in the hall. The photos on the website made the apartment look more elegant than it is.

Noise from the apartment above is a big problem with footsteps, running, phones ringing, and talking. There was also a very loud party next door that went on quite late.

On the plus side, the apartment is large and nicely located. The terrace is nice, although it was too hot for us to use it.

Because of our negative experience with the owner and the amount of noise, we cannot recommend this apartment.

  • Submitted: Oct 19, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Renton, WA, USA

Enjoyed our three night stay!

  • 5 of 5

We really enjoyed Eric's flat located in a great neighborhood. We enjoyed being able to walk to the beach and the main attraction. The flat was close enough to pull our luggage and use the Aerobus to the airport to catch our flight home After travelling for a month it was so nice to have a clothes washer and dryer and a nice big patio to read, relax, and enjoy our home cooked meals.

  • Submitted: Oct 9, 2016
  • Stayed: Oct 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
12 Miles
Barcelona El Prat Airport
Nearest Barpub
30 Metres
Nearest Ferry
1 Kilometres
World Trade Center Ferry
Nearest Train
1 Kilometres
Estación de Francia
Nearest Restaurant
30 Metres
Nearest Beach
1 Kilometres
Barceloneta Beach
Car: not necessary

This apartment is located only 3 blocks away from the Arco de Triunfo and Barcelona's beautiful Ciutadella Park (with the zoo) and only a 10-minute walk to the charming Born neighborhood in the Gothic quarter, and the very center of the city at Plaza de Cataluña and Las Ramblas. It is also close to two different metro stops, Barcelona's primary bus station and walking distance from the Sagrada Familia and Hospital San Pau, as well as Gaudi's lovely buildings on Paseo de Gracia: La Pedrera and the Casa Batlló.

In addition, there are numerous outstanding restaurants within a short walking distance (I will provide you with a list). Quiet yet centrally located, the area is perfect for a relaxing and exciting get-away!


Rates & Availability

Fort Pienc Apartment Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Semi High
May 1 2017 - Jun 30 2017
3 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $16 per night, per additional guest
High Season
Jul 1 2017 - Aug 31 2017
3 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $16 per night, per additional guest
Semi High
Sep 1 2017 - Oct 31 2017
3 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $16 per night, per additional guest
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $16 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning $76.26
Refundable damage deposit $163.42

As this is a legally rented apartment I am also obliged to charge a tourist tax of €0.75 per night (for a maximum of 7 nights) for each person over 17 years old. The money is then paid to the city's tax authorities.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.

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