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Bedrooms 2
Space 807 sq. ft.
Property type condo
Minimum Stay 3 - 31 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.] *****

More Details

Property Manager
Antonio Licwinko
Member since: 2012
Premier Partner

This VRBO partner has demonstrated and is committed to fast response times, the best rates, and a great guest experience.

Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
March 21, 2018

About Antonio Licwinko

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!

Antonio Licwinko purchased this condo in 2014

Why Antonio Licwinko chose La Barceloneta

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

My wife Anne and I had a terrific experience staying at “Cabina De L'Aviador ” in Barcelona in September 2017. We can’t really say enough about how wonderful the apartment is and how gracious and accommodating Miguel and his team on the ground were!

The apartment itself is extremely clean, very well kept and appointed with all the amenities one could want including a well equipped kitchen (including a dishwasher), great shower/baths, efficient internet access, laundry, extremely comfortable bed, and air conditioning. The building itself is very secure with a concierge/security guard in the lobby and a very efficient apartment security system equipped with cameras to view the entrance way. The apartment is readily accessible via elevator.

The apartment is in a perfect location between the Barceloneta Beach area and the El Born district and a short and enjoyable walk to many of Barcelona’s many amazing districts and sites including the El Born, La Rambla and Gothic Districts, Placa de Catalunya, Mercado De La Boqueria, Placa d’Espanya, the Barceloneta and other local beach areas, and the Olympic Village. There are also multiple supermarkets/drugstores (at least six!) within a very short walk, including two that are beside the apartment building.

If walking is not your thing, the Barceloneta Metro stop is immediately in front of the apartment, and there are multiple “TMB” (Barcelona transit/bus system) stops immediately outside the apartment and at the Pla de Palau across the street. There are also two Hop-on Hop-off bus lines with stops virtually across the street from the apartment and Taxis are very easy to hail from the front entrance of the apartment building.

We were able to walk and/or leverage the very efficient transit system or Hop-on Hop-off buses to visit beautiful sites including La Sagrada Familia, the Font Magia de Monjuic, Museu Nacional d’Art, Museu Picasso, Gaudi House Museum, Palau Guell, and the Olympic Stadium.

Miguel also arranged for a walking tour with Milena. She provided an incredibly informative guided tour of key points of the city, informing us of the history and tales of the city that enlightened our perspective and added dimension to our appreciation of Barcelona!

To reiterate my opening... I cannot say enough about how wonderful our experience in Barcelona was, largely due to Miguel and his team! I will stay there again in a heartbeat if we are able to return to Barcelona and would highly recommend it to anybody!
Oct 2017
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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
  • Garage
  • 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


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average rating of 4.872093 based on 88 reviews

Very modern apartment, close to everything Barcelona has to offfer

  • 5 of 5

Very close to Barceloneta Metro Station which made it easy to get around. The apartment was well equipped for us. We were two couples traveling and enjoyed that their were two separate bedrooms and bathrooms. Very clean. Milena met us upon arrival and is extremely helpful. She took us on a two hour walking excursion of the area and was very knowledgeable of the history of the Barcelona. We really enjoyed the tour!

  • Submitted: Mar 3, 2018
  • Stayed: February 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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A First Class Apartment in a World Class City

  • 5 of 5

My favorable impression began well in advance of our stay as a result of the friendly, thorough communications I received. Milena greeted us on our arrival and made sure we were settled in comfortably. The next morning she returned to give us a very informative tour of the Old City (which was included as part of the rental package). The apartment was clean, contemporary, and tastefully furnished with everything we needed. We needed a place for two couples and the 2 bedrooms and 2 bathrooms arrangement accommodated us wonderfully at a price per couple that was less than we would have paid for hotel rooms. The location was perfect ... we bought food for breakfast at the Barceloneta market, enjoyed tapas at a restaurant frequented by locals that Milena recommended, wandered the Gothic Quarter, sampled Pinchos in El Born, and strolled along La Rambla ... all without having to take a taxi. This was an unforgettable opportunity to experience life in Barcelona like a local with all the comforts of home at our disposal.

  • Submitted: Feb 16, 2018
  • Stayed: January 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Howard, We are so grateful for your review! It was so nice of you to feature the apartment's location right in the middle of all of Barcelona's renowned daytime attractions, as well as its nighttime "action." 😉 And thank you for, not only calling attention to the property's amenities which can very comfortably accommodate two couples while providing them with unequal privacy, but also to Milena's wonderful treatment of our guests! We hope you indeed had a wonderful time in Barcelona. Please come and stay with us again soon! Muchísimos cariños, La Familia Garcia
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Heidelberg, Germany/East Lansing, Michigan

Great place in between El Born and Barceloneta

  • 5 of 5

The apartment is well maintained and appointed in a great location. The place is large and comfortable. Milena gave a good overview of Barcelona at the beginning of our stay and a great tour of nearby sites about halfway through. The apartment would be great for small groups of friends and families.

  • Submitted: Feb 14, 2018
  • Stayed: February 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Secure apt in Barcelonetta

  • 5 of 5

We stayed here at the beginning of January 2018. It was a very comfortable and chic apartment in a wonderful location. Right outside the building is a subway station, though the apartment is walking distance from many points of interest including the shore. The building and the apartment itself is very secure.

I made a mistake when I did my reservations and the owners went above and beyond in order to fix it. I had to extend my stay and they offered another of their properties in the area for the extra day since the apartment I was in was already booked.

The apartment was stocked with detergents, paper towels even water bottle. Doing laundry was such a treat. Kitchen and bathrooms were clean and modern.

I would definitely stay here again and have already recommended it to several of my friends.

  • Submitted: Jan 31, 2018
  • Stayed: January 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Mariangeli, Thank you so much for your review highlighting our property's many amenities, features and location that make for an excellent city rental. Milena and Maribel and all of us involved in the management of Cabina De L'Aviador always try to be as flexible as possible to accommodate our guests needs, and strive to have to have their stays be the absolute best. We are excited to hear that our efforts are paying off and thrilled to hear that we made your Barcelona experience a pleasant one. Please do stay with us again next time you visit Barcelona! Muchos cariños, The Garcia Family
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Vancouver, BC

Trust us, stay here!!

  • 5 of 5

Our Canadian family has been traveling around Europe for the last several months and have thus had opportunity to stay in multiple vacation rentals. I can say without hesitation that this is one of our top stays.

We received lots of great information from the owner before our stay, regarding restaurants, shops, etc. On our arrival, the property manger was there to greet us and show us around, and was very thorough and extremely pleasant.

The apartment is very modern, and the furniture and appliances are new, clean and high quality. I loved the living room where the sun streamed in the big windows in the morning, and appreciated the fact that all the little details had been thought of and provided for.

The property is positioned in a great location. The metro station was a 30 second walk from the front door, from which you could easily access any destination in the city. There were also endless restaurant options within a two minute walk of the apartment, and two small grocery stores located in the bottom of the building which was really nice when we arrived late the first night and were able to get snacks and breakfast for the next morning.

Anyway, it was a perfect stay. There was nothing we would change. We loved being central to everything this awesome city had to offer, and so close to the water and the lovely beach and boardwalk. Stay here!!! You won’t regret it!!!!

  • Submitted: Jan 3, 2018
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Sarah, Thank you for your thoroughly wonderful review, for listing the apartment's amenities, and for mentioning the property's location mere steps from the metro and taxis (and thus all of the city's attractions), in the middle of Ciutat Vella between Barceloneta Beach and the Gothic Quarter, and its amazing combination of magnificent restaurants, tapas bars and bakeries. Milena and our family also wish to express their gratitude for your kind words. You are most welcome to come back to Cabina De L'Aviador anytime! Muchos cariños, La Familia Garcia
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Toronto area, Canada

Great apartment- well located, wonderful managers

  • 5 of 5

This apartment is well located. Close to the beach and Old City in the up and coming El Born area. The apartment is very modern, the layout is great and the building is very secure. (Amazingly so). Our tour with Milena was terrific and considering it was Christmas Eve we never felt rushed. There was problem with the water heater on the day we arrived and everyone worked relentlessly to fix the problem and considering the date it was quite a feat. We would highly recommend this apartment for its features, location, and wonderful owner and management.

  • Submitted: Jan 1, 2018
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Arlette, We are 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 what the property has to offer, including its unbeatable location, central to all of the city's main attractions, and it's excellent security. We always strive to have our guests have an as enjoyable experience as possible during their stay at Cabina De L'Aviador, so it pleases us to no end to hear that our efforts - and particularly those undertaken under duress - are appreciated. (Thank you!) Please know that you are welcome back at our property anytime. Cariños, La Familia Garcia
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Park Güell
Plaça Espanya
Plaça Catalunya
Barceloneta Beach
La Sagrada Família
Barri de La Barceloneta
Port Vell
La Boqueria
Las Ramblas
Font Magica de Montjuïc
Montjuïc Castle
Parc de la Ciutadella
La Santa del Born
The best burger (with bacon, mayo and chimichurri sauce) and the best grilled calamare you w...
Arenas de Barcelona
Barcelona Picasso Museum
Casa de la Ciutat
Plaça del Rei
Columbus Monument
Paseo de Gracia
Casa Milà
Casa Batlló
El Rovell del Born -- CLOSED
El Borne area
Arc de Triomf
Barri Gòtic
Ciudad Condal
Casa Museu Gaudí
Tapa Tapa
Parc Joan Miró
Barcelona Port Cable Car
Palau Nacional
Muntanya de Montjuïc
Font Magica de Montjuïc
CosmoCaixa Barcelona
Torre de Collserola
L'Observatori Fabra
Funicular del Tibidabo
El Raval
Bar La Plata
Barri de Gràcia
Barri del Raval
Nearest Airport
14 Kilometres
Nearest Train
5 Kilometres
Nearest Beach
0.5 Kilometres
Car: not necessary


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning fee $73.84 + Tax
Refundable damage deposit $430.72
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.