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Bedrooms 2
Space 807 sq. ft.
Property type condo
Minimum Stay 4 - 5 nights


About the property

At the Junction of El Born, the Beach & Port Vell, a peerless city location




( Please Note: New Year's Week is excluded from the rate reduction. )

Cabina de l'Aviador, El Born, your home away from home, is a fully air-conditioned apartment with all the modern comforts of a brand-new building with elevators, 24/7 fully staffed and CCTV plus automated security systems, equipped with trendy furniture, two bathrooms with heated european towel rails, and a spacious kitchen with all amenities including vitro ceramic cooktops, automatic dishwasher, and clothes washer and dryer. (Unlike most rentals in the city, that neglect to mention that they are located on upper floors of buildings without elevators, our property has multiple lifts! :-) ) There is a separate dining area to enjoy shared meals and a living-room with abundant light reflecting from the sunny park across the street.

You will not find a better situated rental in the city of Barcelona than the Cabina de l'Aviador, El Born. Right in the middle of Ciutat Vella or the Old City, at the boundary of El Born and the Gothic Quarter, and Barcelona's beach district - the historic Medieval and old Roman, and Barcelona's beach and old fishing town, respectively, this apartment's location is without peer in the city's rental pool. (It's location makes it IDEAL FOR CRUISE BOOKINGS; namely people leaving or returning on a cruise arriving or departing from the port of Barcelona.) The rest of Barcelona is also well within your reach as, walking out of your building, you will find the metro station literally at your front steps, putting you in next to immediate contact with the city's other bustling neighborhoods. Along the same lines, you are within easy access of, not one, but two bus stops by simply crossing the street or making the turn around the corner, likewise, linking you with the rest of the city, its upscale shopping zones like Paseo de Gracia, Gran Via and Rambla de Cataluña, as well as its famous architectural marvels including - but not limited to - Gaudí's La Sagrada Familia, La Pedrera, Park Güell, and the Palace of Catalonian Music. The apartment's location in the Old City is a fascinating area that is steeped in history, the very same spot where kings once reigned. (The central Placa del Rei is the place where King Ferdinand and Queen Isabella welcomed Columbus upon his return on his historic voyage to America.)

Located just off the seafront, only a five minute walk from the El Born and El Gótic in one direction and Barcelona's beach in the opposite direction. (The property is within easy walking distance of the city's and municipality's beaches, which led to Barcelona being crowned the Number One Beach City in the World 2013 - 2014 by National Geographic Magazine.) The surroundings of this apartment are populated by so many top restaurants, tapas bars, pastry and trendy clothes shops that it is next to impossible to keep count! A short stroll takes you to the Port Vell--Barcelona's beautiful old port, lined with eateries and museums, and location of Barcelona's aquarium and the Marenostrum shopping and entertainment complex. A ten minute walk in the other direction will bring you to stunningly glamorous Ciutadella Park. Barcelona’s original urban “green lung”, it is no ordinary park. In 1869, the demolition of its military citadel, established a century earlier by Philip V, led to the highly significant building boom that followed in that area of the city. The Barcelona Zoo has stood on the other side of the park since 1892. It also has big water displays, including an impressively beautiful fountain and waterfall, designed by Fontseré (with perhaps some attributions of the young student Antoni Gaudí), a small lake with rental boats, and lots of grassy spaces to lie down and soak up the warm sunshine. A great spot for relaxation, a walk, a row, or to bring the kids to burn off a little energy (theirs not yours! :-) ). As if this were not enough, the world-renowned Las Ramblas strip and La Boqueria Market, and the very center of the city are a pleasant fifteen minute walk away. You can spend days exploring the narrow streets and squares, with Gothic mansions, museums, historic churches, right next to bars and restaurants where you can enjoy the Spanish and Catalonian cuisine while drinking in the sights along with your cool glass of sangria…

***** PLUS, for a limited time, in order to celebrate our new listing on the VRBO/HOMEAWAY site, we are offering one FREE CITY TOUR to our guests to be conducted by one of our local guides. You can chose from any of a number of historic, romantic, Jewish-heritage, and even intrigue-filled ghost walking tour options offered by our experts (fluent in english, spanish, french, serbian, italian and catalan). We will provide information on all the available alternatives at the time of your booking so that you may chose and participate at your leisure after your arrival in Barcelona. The option to book other tours (for an unbeatably low fee) will, of course, be available by request as well. [Please note that the tours do not include the costs of admission to the specific city locations that may charge a fee for the same.] *****

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Property Manager
Member since: 2012
Speaks: english, spanish
Response time:
Within an hour
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Calendar last updated:
April 29, 2017


The house’s owners, the Garcia family, originally hails from the beautiful island country of Puerto Rico. As is the custom with all islanders, they take their vacations together as an extended family. And together they have traveled all over the world searching for the perfect vacation spots to visit as a family. They are now thrilled to share their latest find with you!

MIGUEL F. GARCIA purchased this condo in 2014

Why MIGUEL F. GARCIA chose Barcelona

Cabina De L'Aviador's unique location in Ciutat Vella places it within a 15-minute walk of Basilica de Santa Maria del Mar, world-renowned Barceloneta Beach, and the Barcelona Cathedral. The Palau de la Musica Catalana, the Science Park, Parc de la Ciutadella, and the Arc de Triomf are also within 1 mile of the rental property.

What makes this condo unique

Besides it's unique location at the very center of the action in Barcelona, our expert local guides offer unique tours encompassing the different features of the city: from the Roman- to the Gothic-period historic districts, to the Gaudí architectural marvels located throughout, to the chic shopping and gastronomic districts, to the more distinctive Jewish heritage and ghost tours. Our expert guides can, of course, conduct special tours developed to match our guests individual requests!

Guestbook comments from the manager

Hi Milena and Miguel,

We have had such a busy time seeing the sights in and out and about Barcelona (today we went to Montserrat, the wine region, and Sitges.......all wonderful) that I have not yet thanked you for our "walk" on Monday. You went way beyond your tour guide duty by helping us out so much at the train station. Getting our tickets was quite challenging, but we all managed to hang in there and keep our sense of humor to the end (well.......with the exception of one older gentleman who was ready to go home!)

Miguel, your apt. Is lovely and in a great location, but I want you to know that Milena is your biggest asset. We would not be going on the fast train to other cities if she had not been so helpful and Generous with her time! And her knowledge of the city and history and her graciousness are priceless.

Thank you both for a lovely experience. Looking forward to seeing you on Friday morning, Milena.


Nov 2015
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Sant Pere - Santa Caterina i la Ribera Condo Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • condo
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 807 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 5
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • children welcome
Location Type:
  • Downtown
  • Adventure
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Elevator
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower , European towel warmers
    Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower , Heated European towel rails
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 5
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king , Master bedroom with in-suite bathroom
    Bedroom 3 - 1 sleep sofa /futon , Sleeper sofa in living room
    Bedroom 2 - 2 twin/ single , Two single beds which can be combined into one full bed
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • churches
  • festivals
  • live theater
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • water parks
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • hiking
  • swimming


Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
(57 traveler reviews)

average rating of 4.859649 based on 58 reviews

Perfect Location for some sightseeing days in Barcelona

  • 5 of 5

We as a family with 3 children stayed 5 nights at Cabina de l‘aviator. Reception both during the online renting process and the welcome in the appartment on the day of our arrival were excellent. Milena was waiting in the appartment and gave us hints about markets, restaurants and sights to see. The appartments location is perfect to see on one side el Born and the gotic quartier and on the other side Barceloneta with its bars and the beach. For these areas everything can be done easily by foot without dependency on public transport. For other excursions both Metro and Bus Stations (as well as a mini supermarket) are less than a minute walk from the appartment. The appartment is modern and well equipped in all rooms. We loved to stop at any of the many tapas restaurants in el born so close to our home. We can definitely recommend the appartment.

  • Submitted: Apr 16, 2017
  • Stayed: Apr 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Henning, Thank you for highlighting the appartment's many family-friendly amenities, along with its strategic location between Gothic and Medieval El Born and world-famous Barceloneta Beach! Milena and Maribel and all of us involved in the management of Cabina De L'Aviador always strive to have to have our guests' stays be the best. It thrills us to no end when we hear that our efforts are paying off! Thanks again for such a wonderful review. Cariños, La Familia Garcia
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Great Location!

  • 5 of 5

We thoroughly enjoyed our stay at Cabina De L'Aviador. Everything was accurately stated in the pictures and description. The location was excellent. Right next to the Barceloneta subway stop. By the way, the metro system is very easy to negotiate. The building itself looks brand new and is very secure with a guard at the main entrance. 5 minute walk to the harbor and less than 10 minutes to Las Ramblas. Milena was very helpful orienting us with her tour of the Old City. 5 minute walk to the bakery on Baluard Street and 2 minutes to a good tapas bar on Carrer de Balboa, directly behind the Pasa Tapas Restaurant. The maid told us about it. We will definitely consider staying here again on a return trip.

  • Submitted: Mar 18, 2017
  • Stayed: Mar 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for your wonderful summary of Cabin De L'Aviador! And thanks for particularly highlighting our strategic location amongst all of Barcelona's most exiting attractions. As we have previously remarked, we are truly lucky to have Milena personally handling our local tours. We would absolutely love to have you back. Warm regards, The Garcia Family
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Great place great location very clean comfortable

  • 5 of 5

The guys are flexible and helpful. Location was awesome, close to everything . Highly recommended

  • Submitted: Mar 18, 2017
  • Stayed: Feb 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Perfect Location and all the comforts of home!

  • 5 of 5

We recently rented this property for one week. It's a very clean, comfortable 2 bdr, 2 bath apartment in a modern, secure block within a large complex. It is well equipped with air conditioning, flatscreen tv, wi-fi, power adaptor, coffee machine, dishwasher, washing machine, dryer etc. The location was absolutely perfect and provided easy walking access to the beach area in Barcalonetta, the Born and Gothic district, La Rambla, Picasso museum, shopping options etc. We were so close to everything that we actually never used the Metro located almost downstairs, or any public transport, we just walked everywhere. There are many supermarkets and restaurants close by and it's easy to eat in or dine out. The biggest plus, was that Miguel arranged that we were met at the apartment by the wonderful Milena, who gave us a briefing about the facilities and when it suited us, came back a day later and took us on a marvellous, free, extensive walking tour of many of the areas mentioned above.. This made us feel very confident finding our way through the beautifully winding streets and Milena has an amazing knowledge of the history and cultural facts of the area. On the day we were leaving Milena also organised a Taxi van (we're a family of four and we don't travel light) to take us to the airport. I don't usually write reviews, even though I always read them, but I feel it's completely warranted due to the standard of facilities and Milena's kindness and efficiency. I would certainly recommend this property to my family and friends, we really enjoyed staying there and the level of comfort certainly contributed to our enjoyment of our trip to Barcelona.

  • Submitted: Jan 17, 2017
  • Stayed: Jan 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Lynda, We are absolutely thrilled to hear that you enjoyed your trip to Barcelona, and your stay at Cabina De L'Aviador. Thank you for highlighting in your review all that the property has to offer (including its unbeatable location, central to all of the city's main attractions). As you were able to experience first hand, not only does Milena offer the best, most informative tours of the city, she also goes out of her way to help our guests feel like family! Please know that you are welcome back at our property anytime. Thank you so much for such a wonderful review. Cariños, La Familia Garcia
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Great Location and Great Apartment

  • 5 of 5

We were extremely happy with the apartment and the service that was provided. Melina met us promptly at the apartment and after giving us the instructions on where things were and how they worked gave us all the things that tourists and locals need to do while in Barcelona which was extremely helpful!

Overall the apartment was very neat and tidy and whenever we were tired of walking around, we had a good place to come back and just chill. With 4 of us trying to shower one after the the other we found that we couldn't afford to take long hot showers (learnt it the hard way when we ran out of hot water for a while on the first day). But after that we just ensured we took short showers and we managed just fine!

Overall we had a fantastic time at the apartment and yes, it was lots of security with a guard post 24x7. The location was fantastic with the metro right below the building, so it was convenient to get to places as the beach was just a block away! We walked to most of the places since things were fairly close by

Melina was fantastic and even met us at 5.30am the day we had to leave and arranged a cab to the airport. I will definitely recommend this apartment for others and thanks for the fantastic service!

  • Submitted: Jan 6, 2017
  • Stayed: Dec 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Netra, Thank you so much for your wonderful review and for your kind words. Both Milena (who is very proud of her depth of experience and skills as a Barcelona tour guide) and our management team strive to deliver great service to our guests. So we are thrilled to hear that it is paying of! And thank you so much for highlighting Cabina De L'Aviador's unbeatable security systems and location in your review. We are most grateful. Please come back and stay with us on your next trip to Barcelona. We would absolutely love to host you again. Un gran abrazo, The Garcia Family
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great location and very helpful folks that run the rental!

  • 5 of 5

This was a great choice for my husband and myself. It is centrally located and within walking distance of little shops and food. The managers more than went out of their way to accommodate us for arrival and departure. The apartment was very clean and nicely situated.

  • Submitted: Dec 5, 2016
  • Stayed: Nov 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Dawne, We are deeply grateful for your review, and we'd love to have you come back to Cabina De L'Aviador someday! Warm regards, Miguel
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Nearest Airport
14 Kilometres
Nearest Train
5 Kilometres
Nearest Beach
0.5 Kilometres
Car: not necessary


Rates & Availability

Sant Pere - Santa Caterina i la Ribera Condo Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
High Season 2015
Mar 5 2017 - Oct 31 2017
4 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $16 per night, per additional guest
Winter I
Nov 1 2017 - Dec 17 2017
4 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $11 per night, per additional guest
Dec 18 2017 - Jan 7 2018
5 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $16 per night, per additional guest
Mobile World Congress
Feb 24 2018 - Mar 4 2018
5 night minimum stay
Value Season
Mar 5 2018 - Mar 31 2018
4 night minimum stay
High Season
Apr 1 2018 - Oct 31 2018
4 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $16 per night, per additional guest
My Standard Rate
4 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $16 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning fee $65.37 + Tax
Refundable damage deposit $381.32
Tax Rate 21.0%

A late fee applies for check-ins after 8 P.M. (We require advanced notice for arrivals taking place after 8.)

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