Ample apartment with garden views in quiet area near everything wonderful
- english, spanish
About Linda Fernandez
Linda and Kurt, the owner-operators of Bailèn 41, moved permanently to Barcelona in 2013 after trying out various places in Latin America, including Buenos Aires, Argentina, and San Miguel de Allende, Mexico, where we also owned and managed short-term rentals. When we travel, we like to stay in apartments because of the flexibility, convenience, and value-added they provide. We're sensitive to those special touches that make the difference between a short-term rental and a real vacation home, especially those involving cleanliness and order. We are focused on ensuring that your stay in Barcelona is worry-free. We personally greet you upon arrival and check you out on departure. And we are readily available for questions. We also offer concierge services for securing tickets, making reservations, etc. Bailèn 41also guarantees check-in on arrival at the apartment instead of waiting for some arbitrary check-in time. Our guests - principally from Canada, USA, and Australia - really enjoy this amenity!
Linda Fernandez purchased this Apartment in 2014
Why Linda Fernandez chose Eixample
Bailèn 41 is located in the best neighborhood in Barcelona: close to everything you want to see and do yet at a comfortable remove from the noise and hubbub of the main tourist routes. Plus it's located only 2 blocks from our own residence; we know this is the best area from which to enjoy Barcelona!
What makes this Apartment unique
Bailèn 41 is located in the best neighborhood in Barcelona: close to everything you want to see and do yet at a comfortable remove from the noise and hubbub of the main tourist routes. The apartment enjoys a spacious glassed-in galeria overlooking the interior gardens of the block; lots of light and bird songs! The unit is immaculately maintained and comes stocked with everything you need to immediately plunge into Barcelona living: we've got you covered with everything from bath products (including ample supplies of high-quality toilet paper) to kitchen supplies (coffee, milk, juice, bread, cold cuts and cheese, etc.) Bailèn 41 is permitted for tourist rentals by the city of Barcelona and the province of Catalunya (license #HUTB-009952) All tourist apartments in Barcelona are required by law to register and include their license numbers in all advertising.
Children not allowed
Max guests: 2
Minimum age of primary renter: 28
100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
Damage and incidentals
You will be responsible for any damage to the rental property caused by you or your party during your stay.
This was absolutely the best VRBO experience we have ever had! Not only was the location perfect, the apartment was extremely clean and very well decorated! It was so charming and comfortable! Linda was a fabulous manager and gave us great tips on where to go and what to see! She really made it special for us! We will tell all our friends Bailen 41 is the place to stay in Barcelona! Perfect, Perfect, Perfect!!
Thanks so much for that perfect review and for being perfect guests:) Hope to see you back again!
Barcelona Home Away From Home!
Linda is a gracious and amazing hostess! The apartment is extremely clean, well stocked, spacious with lots of windows. The sunroom is a delight to relax in. The provisions she had purchased i.e. fresh bread, ham, olives, milk, coffee we’re definitely appreciated after our two red eye flights out of Canada. The bed and linens were very comfortable. We stayed here for two weeks and walked to 99% of our site seeing. A Fabulous Safe Location! The market is very close.
So glad you felt at home, even when away! And thank you for those kind words. Hope to see you back again:)
What a Great Place
Our best VRBO experience to date. Location was amazing, owner was super helpful, flat was just lovely, and in all it underscored a great vacation. We stayed a week, and walked everywhere from the flat, although metro was very nearby (we just like walking), the flat is near grocery stores, fresh food markets, shops, and some of the not-to-be-missed sights of Barcelona. Recommend highly!
Thank you for that great review and recommendation and for being wonderful guests! Hope to see you again in Barcelona:)
An Outstanding Property in an Outstanding Location
First, you need to know that I am a very "hard grader" and a one-woman crusader against grade inflation. With that in mind, this is truly a "5" property. Let me tell you why...
It starts with the check-in process. Even if your flight from the US arrives in the early morning, Linda guarantees "check in on arrival." You do not need to book an extra night that you will not use in order to go directly to your accommodation. You provide your flight arrival information, and she meets you at the apartment not only to let you in but also to provide a thorough orientation to the apartment, the neighborhood, and Barcelona. She also provides some nice snacks and provisions for refueling after a long day of travel.
I often say that I leave places cleaner than they were when I got there - my primary targets are the insides of microwaves, countertops underneath and behind toasters, and air return vents. In this case, I cannot make that boast, because everything was absolutely pristine. In fact, it was a challenge for me to leave things as clean as I found them!
The apartment is in a great location in the Eixample district of Barcelona, which means you are close enough to the old city and to some of the more outlying sights such as La Sagrada Familia to walk everywhere. If you are not into serious walking, there are a couple of metro stations within easy reach. I bought a Metro card, thinking that I would need it to get back from a couple of evening events, but the area is so safe for walking even for a woman alone that I ended up not using the Metro at all. There are several grocery options nearby, including a basic store just a few doors down the street.
The apartment itself is very comfortable and extraordinarily well-equipped. In the kitchen, the knives are sharp and the non-stick skillets still have all of their non-stick coating (when have you ever encountered that in a vacation rental?). The cupboards are well-organized, and everything is of the quality you would want in your own home. Nice hangers in the closets, choice of a duvet or a blanket and feather or foam pillows on the bed, good lamps and overhead lighting - just a few of the amenities provided.
Linda is the most responsive host I have ever encountered in many years of VRBO stays and works diligently to make your stay as comfortable as possible. I'm running out of both space and superlatives - if you only need one bed and one bedroom, this is your place to stay in Barcelona!
We are so proud to earn your first-ever 5-star designation! And thank you for being an outstanding guest! Hope to see you back again on Barcelona:)
Highly recommend! The photos accurately display the wonderful apartment. However, once you enter there is a warm feeling of home. Carolina greeted us with a warm smile and then walked us thru the unit. This apartment is central to all the wonderful sites and neighborhoods of Barcelona! We walked everywhere!! We stayed for 4 amazing days and were so sad to leave as it really became our home away from home.
So glad you felt at home; we hope you come home again soon! Thank you for that incredible review and for being wonderful guests.
Within walking distance of all the major modernista buildings: Sagrada Familia, Casa Batlló and its neighbors on the Manzana de la Discordia, Palau de la Musica Catalana, La Pedrera (Casa Milà), and lots more! Four blocks from Cuitat Vella, six blocks to Parc de la Cuitadella. Location, location, location!