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Luxurious & Cozy 2 Bedroom 'R.U.S.T.I.K.a.' Flat in the Epicenter of Barcelona

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Last updated: 09/26/2016
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  • Minimum stay:1 night
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

Property description

THE R.U.S.T.I.K.A. APARTMENT
Affordable Luxury with Old-World Charm in the Epicenter of Barcelona

LONG-TERM RENTALS WELCOMED
We are able to rent our lovely apartment for several weeks and months, so don't hesitate to ask!

70 M2 / 750 SQFT RUSTIC SUPER-COZY APARTMENT IN THE CENTER OF THE OLD TOWN
With the look & feel & coziness of a genuine rustic Cabin, using all-original elements of the multi-centuries-old building it is perched up above on, including early 19th century wooden beams, Catalan vaults, porcelain door knobs, and exposed brickwork, our apartment will be your oasis away from home where you can relax and unwind after a long day of sightseeing around this beautiful Mediterranean city. Old-world charm meets new-world creature comforts!

LOCATION, LOCATION, LOCATION
Located on a small quiet street almost exactly in-between the Gothic Quarter and Born at the epicenter of both districts, you will get the absolute best of both worlds: the history and ancient Roman streets of the Gothic Quarter plus the Medieval and Bohemian charm of El Born. That’s why our apartment is literally surrounded on all sides with countless restaurants, bars, and cafes! There’s even a quiet restaurant on our street corner, just 5 seconds away! See further below for a list of nearby attractions so you see for yourself just how well-located our apartment is!

FRESH MARKET FOOD AT YOUR DOOR STEP
The massive and famous “Santa Caterina” Fresh Food Market that’s been running since the 19th century is at your door step! Between the huge selection of fresh food and our beautiful and fully-equipped kitchen, you won’t need to eat out to eat great! We’ve even included an English-language book with amazing and unique Catalan recipes for you to explore and enjoy!

CREATURE COMFORTS:

2 TV’s / 46” + 32” FULL HD TELEVISIONS W/ CABLE
Unwind after a long day of sightseeing with 46 inches of glorious Full HD Cable TV in the Living Room and 32 inches of Full HD Cable TV in the Master Bedroom with English-language Channels including CNN, BBC, Fox News, Discovery Channel, National Geographic, Fox Series, AMC, and more! Watch news, TV series, movies, and more all in English! Especially useful for the occasional rainy day or just to unwind after a long day of sightseeing! Several HD channels available as well!


100 MB INTERNET + WIFI + SMART TV
Super-fast FIBER OPTIC Internet with Wifi reaching every corner of the apartment for you to connect all your devices. And if you don’t have any internet devices with you, you can use our Smart TV to navigate the Internet, book tours, research restaurants, and more! It comes feature-rich with a full Internet Browser, Apps, and more!

IPHONE 4 W/ LOCAL NUMBER + FREE CALLS + FREE DATA
To help you get around, our apartment comes with a free iPhone 4 you can use fully-equipped with a local number and data so you can connect with local friends, navigate maps, reserve tours and restaurants, and more all on the go without having to spend a single cent! That’s right, you will be able to make free local calls, send free SMS/Texts, and use unlimited data completely free of charge on our iPhone 4! The perfect tool for exploring the city!

1 KING-SIZED BED + 2 JOINABLE TWINS/SINGLES + CRIB/COT
Unlike most apartments in the city which have Queen size beds with substandard mattresses, we have a full King Size bed (NOT 2 singles joined!) in the Master Bedroom plus 2 Twin/Single beds in the 2nd bedroom, all with Top-class mattresses from the leading Mattress brand in Spain (Pikolin) so that you rest well and can recharge for your next day. The 2 Twin/Single beds can also be joined to form a 2nd King Size Bed, just let us know we’ll leave it all ready for you! We also offer a Crib/Cot made in Germany for your Baby so that they can sleep in peace and you don’t have to worry! Just let us know in advance and we’ll set it up for you!

100% EGYPTIAN COTTON LINENS & TOWELS
Most tourist apartments in Barcelona use Ikea linens, which use a mixture of polyester and cotton sheets and are mediocre at best. We treat our guests with strictly 100% Egyptian Cotton (percale & combed!) high thread count Linens & Towels for a luxurious feel you won’t find anywhere else except expensive hotels! That’s right, 100% of our linens and towels are 100% Egyptian Cotton! Did we say luxury?

UNIVERSAL POWER ADAPTERS IN EVERY ROOM
Don’t bother bringing or buying power adapters for Spain/EU. We have installed universal power adapters in every single living space (even the kitchen & bathroom!) so that you can plug in ALL your electric appliances no matter where you are! Just make sure they can handle the 220V we have here in Europe!

AND MORE...
Including a HAIR DRYER so you can pack lighter, IRON + IRONING BOARD so you always look sharp, ULTRA-FILTERED WATER through a 6-step Reverse Osmosis advanced mineralization and filtration system so that you never have to buy mineral water, PAID PARKING just a few meters/feet away in case you rented a car, DOUBLE-GLAZED WINDOWS throughout the entire apartment for added comfort and noise-insulation, PROFESSIONAL CLEANING SERVICE to prepare everything for you before your stay so that you find the apartment and linens in perfect conditions (hence the Cleaning Fee), and more!

5TH FLOOR, NO ELEVATOR
Some may consider it a disadvantage, but we consider this a feature! Others pay to go to the Gym, and here you have the Gym come to you for FREE! We’re talking 89 steps that will help you burn all your calories from all the delicious Sangria, Tapas, and Jamon Iberico de Bellota that you will be eating and enjoying day in and day out in the many awesome restaurants surrounding our apartment! That’s 89 extra reasons to indulge more -- GUILT-FREE! :)

GUEST ACCESS
Guests will have access to our entire 2 bedroom apartment, plus an iPhone 4 that can be used fully-equipped with a local number and data so that guests can connect with local friends, navigate maps, reserve tours and restaurants, and more all on the go without having to spend a single cent! That’s right, guests will be able to make free local calls, send free SMS/Texts, and use unlimited data completely free of charge on our iPhone 4! The perfect tool for exploring the city!

INTERACTION WITH GUESTS
As the owner of a tour company, I run tours of the historic Old Town almost every day, so I am very accustomed to interacting with and helping all visitors of this beautiful city! Of course, when they are guests in my own home, I am even more open to interacting with them and answering any and all questions at ANY time!

THE NEIGHBORHOOD
The location of the apartment could not be more perfect for both new and frequent visitors of the city. If you were to draw a square around the historic Gothic Quarter and the bohemian Born neighborhood, our apartment would be in the exact center of that square! It could not be more central! It also means the apartment is within easy walking distance to 75% of what Barcelona has to offer, with the best of both worlds!

GETTING AROUND
You have a metro station (Jaume I - Line 4) just 3 minutes away on foot. The main transport hub of the city -- Plaça Catalunya -- is less than 10 minutes by foot!

NEARBY ATTRACTIONS
Within a 600 meter / 2000 ft radius, you have:

- Plaça Catalunya
- Porta de l’Angel Shopping Street
- La Rambla
- Santa Caterina Fresh Food Market
- Palau de la Musica UNESCO World Heritage Site
- Ciutadella Park & Fountain
- Mercat del Born Archaeological Site
- Santa Maria del Mar 14th Century Church
- Passeig del Born (Main Street of Born)
- Palau de la Generalitat / Catalunya’s White House
- Barcelona Town Hall
- Plaça Sant Jaume
- Santa Maria del Pi 14th Century Church
- Picasso Museum
- Sant Pere de les Puel·les 10th Century Monastery
- Plaça Urquinoana
- Aerobus Bus Stop
- El Corte Ingles Department Store
- La Boqueria Market
- Barcelona’s 13th Century Cathedral
- Archdeacon’s 12th Century House
- Plaça de Sant Felip Neri
- Old Jewish Quarter / El Call
- Ancient Roman Temple of Augustus from 1st Century AD
- Baixada de Santa Eulalia Street / Patron Saint of Barcelona
- Plaça Reial
- Plaça del Rei
- 4th Century Roman Wall
- Eixample District

...and MUCH more!

PLUS (within 600 - 2000m / 2000 - 6500ft):

- Arc de Triomf
- Old Port
- Barceloneta Beach
- Vila Olimpica
- Paseo de Gracia
- Gracia District
- Sagrada Familia

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CHECK-OUT: 10:30 am

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Property Type

  • Apartment
  • On floor 5
  • 70 m²

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental

Meals

  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

Suitability

  • Long-Term Renters Welcome
  • Children Welcome
  • Non Smoking Only
  • Pets Not Allowed
  • Wheelchair Inaccessible

Bedrooms: 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4, Beds for 4

  • Bedroom 1: 1 king

    With 32' Full HD TV with Cable plus Armchair for reading...moreless

  • Bedroom 2: 2 twin/ single

    Can be joined to form a King Bed upon request...moreless

Bathrooms: 1 Bathroom

  • Bathroom 1: toilet, combination tub/shower

    Toilet room separate from Bathroom; individual access...moreless

Other Amenities

  • As a professional tour guide, I take great care in always ensuring my guests are fully satisfied and leave Barcelona with lifelong memories....moreless

Entertainment

  • Books:

    Several English-language Guide Books are provided for our guests ranging from the history of the Rambla, to Gaudi's masterpieces, and even Catalan cuisine and recipes....moreless

  • Satellite / Cable:

    Over 80 channels of entertainment, series, movies, sports, music, and more. Several HD channels. Most channels can be viewed in English (original audio version)....moreless

  • Television:

    46' Full HD Smart TV with Cable and Internet Access on the TV itself....moreless

Theme

  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions

Attractions

  • Arboretum
  • Botanical Garden
  • Churches
  • Cinemas
  • Duty Free Shops
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • Library
  • Live Theater
  • Marina
  • Museums
  • Playground
  • Recreation Center
  • Restaurants
  • Ruins
  • Synagogues
  • Zoo

Local Services & Businesses

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

Leisure Activities

  • Antiquing
  • Boating
  • Eco Tourism
  • Gambling Casinos
  • Outlet Shopping
  • Paddle Boating
  • Scenic Drives
  • Shopping
  • Sight Seeing
  • Walking

Location Type

  • Downtown

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Basketball Court
  • Cycling
  • Sailing
  • Swimming
  • Tennis

Dining

  • Dining:

    Adjoining Dining Room next to Living Room...moreless

  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 4 people

General

  • Air Conditioning:

    The Master Bedroom, 2nd Bedroom, and Living / Dining Room each have their own individually-controlled Air Conditioning....moreless

  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating:

    The Master Bedroom, 2nd Bedroom, and Living / Dining Room each have their own individually-controlled heating....moreless

  • Internet:

    100 Mb Fiber Optic Internet with WIFI covering the entire apartment included....moreless

  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided:

    All of our linens and towels are 100% Egyptian Cotton (percale & combed)....moreless

  • Living Room:

    Large L-shaped sofa can comfortably fit 4 people....moreless

  • Telephone:

    Free use of iPhone 4 with free local calls, local texting, and data included. Perfect tool to navigate the city....moreless

  • Towels Provided:

    All of our linens and towels are 100% Egyptian Cotton (percale & combed)....moreless

  • Washing Machine:

    Fully-equipped washing machine. Clothes can be dried in the Mediterranean air on the clothes lines in the balcony of the 2nd bedroom....moreless

Kitchen

  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster

Outside

  • Balcony:

    The Living Room and 2nd Bedroom each have an exterior balcony....moreless

Building Type

  • Building
 

Reviews

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Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
September
Aug 31 - Sep 30, 2016
1 night min stay
$249

Rates are based on 2 guests; add $49 per night, per additional guest

October - November
Oct 1 - Nov 30, 2016
1 night min stay
$194

Rates are based on 2 guests; add $49 per night, per additional guest

Christmas/New Year's
Dec 18 - Jan 7, 2017
1 night min stay
$249

Rates are based on 2 guests; add $49 per night, per additional guest

My Standard Rate
1 night min stay
$163

Rates are based on 2 guests; add $49 per night, per additional guest


Additional information about rental rates

Fees:

  • Cleaning Fee $63
  • Refundable Damage Deposit $400
  • Taxes Not included

Notes:

CHECK-IN: Any time after 1:30 pm

CHECK-OUT: 10:30 am


Owner's cancellation policy:

100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.


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Owner info

About the owner: Hi everyone! My name is Alex and I live in Barcelona where I specialize in providing tours of this magnificent city! I also have a wonderful and charming rustic apartment in Born/Gotic (Ciutat Vella) that you will absolutely fall in love with! It's a multi-centuries-old 2 bedroom perfectly located in the epicenter of the Old Town furnished luxuriously for an incredible stay! I've traveled all over the world, including the US, Canada, Brazil, Argentina, Uruguay, Australia, New Zealand, Germany, Netherlands, France, Italy, Hungary, Austria, Bosnia, Serbia, Croatia, and Greece, so I'm no stranger to traveling, but I have yet to find a more interesting, beautiful, unique, and inspiring city than Barcelona! As a host of both Tours and Apartment guests, I make sure to always go above and beyond to take care of every single need of my guests to ensure their complete and utter satisfaction. After all, it's word of mouth that helps us grow! My life's motto is a quote by W.M. Lewis: "The tragedy of life is not that it ends so soon, but that we wait so long to begin it."

Why the Owner Chose Sant Pere - Santa Caterina i la Ribera, Barcelona, Barcelona, Spain:
You won't find any apartment offering this many luxurious and practical amenities in the Old Town, let alone for this price. You will also be hard-pressed to find a cozier apartment at any price range in Barcelona.

The Unique Benefits at this Apartment:
With a tour guide as your host, you will have your own personal "Barcelona concierge" on call at any time to make sure you make the most of your stay in this beautiful city.


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Speaks: english
 

Photos

  • Living Room

    Living Room

  • Living Room

    Living Room

  • Master Bedroom

    Master Bedroom

  • Master Bedroom

    Master Bedroom

  • 2nd Bedroom

    2nd Bedroom

  • Kitchen

    Kitchen

  • Hallway

    Hallway

  • Hallway

    Hallway

  • Bathroom

    Bathroom

  • Santa Caterina Market super close-by

    Santa Caterina Market super close-by

  • Barcelona’s 13th Century Cathedral just a few minutes away on foot

    Barcelona’s 13th Century Cathedral just a few minutes away on foot

  • Living Room

    Living Room

  • Living Room

    Living Room

  • Dining Room

    Dining Room

  • Master Bedroom

    Master Bedroom

  • 2nd bedroom

    2nd bedroom

  • 2nd Bedroom bedroom looking into Living Room

    2nd Bedroom bedroom looking into Living Room

  • Looking down the hallway into the Living Room from the Kitchen

    Looking down the hallway into the Living Room from the Kitchen

  • Hallway

    Hallway

  • Bathroom

    Bathroom

  • Toilet Room

    Toilet Room

  • Inside of the Santa Caterina Market.

    Inside of the Santa Caterina Market.

  • 4th Century AD Roman Wall just a few minutes away on foot

    4th Century AD Roman Wall just a few minutes away on foot

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This listing was first published here in 2014.

Date last modified - Tuesday, September 27, 2016

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