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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



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 a few hours
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Calendar last updated:
June 25, 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 Ciutat Vella

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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La Barceloneta Condo Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • condo
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 807 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 5
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
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 -
(61 traveler reviews)

average rating of 4.8688526 based on 62 reviews
Cocoa Beach, FL

Awesome Condo in a Fantastic Location

  • 5 of 5

My wife and I spent 15 days at this awesome condo in Barcelona. The location is fantastic, right between the Gothic area and Barceloneta, a 10 minute walk to the beach. There are great restaurants and bars nearby and its an easy walk to many of the great attractions in Barcelona, such as the Sagrada Familia. The condo is very modern and extremely comfortable. The bed is comfortable and the living area is easy to hang out in. The building is also very secure. Milena Popovic who manages the location is also an area guide. We did three two hour walking tours with her. The tours were awesome and the price very reasonable. One tour is actually included in the price of the condo. I can't say enough nice things about this property and the exceptional time we had in Barcelona. We plan to return often.

  • Submitted: May 30, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Doug, We are so grateful for your review. It was so nice of you to feature the apartment's unequaled location between Barcelona's Gothic neighborhood and Barceloneta Beach, right in the middle of all of the city of Barcelona's day and nighttime "action". :-) And thank you for, not only calling attention to the property's modern amenities, but also to Milena's wonderful treatment of our guests! We hope you had a wonderful time in Barcelona. Please come and stay with us again soon. Muchos cariños, La Familia Garcia
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Perfect setting for a fantastic holiday with 2 teenagers

  • 5 of 5

Great spot close to the beach and everywhere within walking distance or close to the metro. Loved wandering in el born and barceloneta eating some fantastic food, The electric scooters along the prom were great fun! apartment catered for everything and was so clean and very comfortable, air con and lift appreciated.

Thank you Miguel and To Milena who gave us so much information to get us started and a great tour of the local area.

Would all love to come back.

  • Submitted: May 30, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Claire, Thank you for your nice review. And thank you for pointing-out that the property has central air conditioning and, unlike most vacation rental properties in the city, multiple elevators/lifts! As you mention, the property is extremely centrally located (yet in spite of this, super quiet). Thanks, and we hope you can stay with us again in the near future. Muchos cariños, The Garcia Family
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Davenport, Iowa

Jim and Diane

  • 5 of 5

This was our very first experience going through VRBO. We were extremely pleased with our rental and especially appreciated the communication from the owner both prior to our visit and most recently with his help in getting some help from VRBO on a review matter. The special assistance from Milena and the tour that was included with our rental fee was nothing but exceptional. We highly recommend this property.

  • Submitted: May 6, 2017
  • Stayed: Mar 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Jim and Diane, Thank you so much for your review. 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. We are excited to hear that our efforts are paying off and thrilled to hear that we made your first experience with VRBO a pleasant one. Please stay with us again next time you visit Barcelona! Muchos cariños, The Garcia Family
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Jonesborough, TN

Great trip! Fun city!

  • 5 of 5

The apartment was conveniently located, well furnished, clean, easily accessed, safe and comfortable.

  • Submitted: May 3, 2017
  • Stayed: Apr 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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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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Olympia, WA

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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Nearest Airport
14 Kilometres
Nearest Train
5 Kilometres
Nearest Beach
0.5 Kilometres
Car: not necessary


Rates & Availability

La Barceloneta Condo Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
High Season
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.)

Manager's Cancellation Policy

Please ask the manager or check their rental agreement when booking the property.
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