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Barcelona Beauty: Boutique Apartment with Style, Space, Location, Amenities

Sleeps2
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms1
Space 753 sq. ft.
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 4 - 5 nights

Overview

About the property

All you want in Barcelona: ambiance, location, space, comfort, amenities,

BARCELONA'S BEST: Conveniently Located Right Near Everything Wonderful

Barcelona Tourist Rental License #HUTB-009952

Enjoy Barcelona from the heart of L'Eixample Dreta - the city's best neighborhood - in Bailèn 41, a spacious, comfortably furnished, and well-equipped apartment perfect for discriminating travelers.

Immerse yourself in Barcelona, in a neighborhood that remains the epicenter of Modernista architecture from the late 1880s through early 1900s: Gaudí, Domènech, Sagnier. Check out our blog (link below) for leisurely walking tours.

Nest in a building with all the flourish and fancy of Catalan art in tile, iron, wood, stone, and glass work. Bailèn 41 enjoys designation as architecturally significant.

Extend your art and architecture experience inside Bailèn 41 with furnishings selected to reflect the heritage of Barcelona and Catalan design and craftsmanship, from your very first step into the entrance on modernista-style floor tiles. Custom-made bed tables feature 'rescued' floor tiles, the marble-top café table affords a romantic view of interior gardens, and artwork on the walls provides a sample of what is awaiting you at Barcelona museums.

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The 70-square-meter (753 square feet!) apartment is located in an 1896 Modernista building renovated in 2008. The result is an ideal fusion of the original and enchanting architectural features with modern conveniences: elevator, central air and heat, wifi and cable TV, dishwasher, washer and dryer, more!

The bathroom was completely remodeled and amplified in December 2016, providing double sinks with plenty of storage and huge walk-in shower with multi-function shower head.

This is the perfect place to start and end those busy days of exploring Barcelona. With its interior location in the building, the apartment is shielded from street noises yet enjoys expansive views from the glassed-in galeria.

Sleep soundly and wake to bird songs from the manzana. Step out of the building and a short walk in any direction brings you to treasured destinations: Palau de la Música Catalana, Mercat de la Concepció, l'Arc de Triomf, Parc de la Ciutadella, Plaça Catalunya, Las Ramblas. Check out our blog and Facebook page - linked under the "Owner Info" tab - for suggested 'Walking Tours' to some of these site.

On your return, enjoy the high-speed fiber optic internet access to share photos of your adventures with distant friends, make a gourmet dinner in the fully equipped kitchen, or sip a glass of wine in the galeria before heading back out to one of the many cafes and restaurants that abound in the neighborhood.

Bailèn 41 offers those special touches that make the difference between a short-term rental and a real vacation home, including complimentary l'Occitane toiletries (or equivalents) in the bathroom. With our welcome package of fresh fruit and bread, Spanish ham & cheese, coffee, tea, milk, sugar, and bottle of wine, you can settle in and relax instead of rushing out to the store. The pantry is stocked with all the critical essentials - olive oil, vinegar, basic spices, etc. - and there are ample supplies of paper and cleaning products for both kitchen and bath. Free wifi and cable TV. You even have your own shopping cart to use for trips to the market.

In the bedroom, sleep on 100% cotton sheets and your choice of feather or foam pillows . . . or both! The large commodious wardrobe allows you to arrange your belongings for easy access; no need to live out of your suitcase! Just store it away in the separate luggage storage room, out of sight, out of mind, and out of your traffic pattern.

As our valued guest, you receive personalized attention from the owner-operators. We answer all your pre-stay questions promptly and thoroughly: everything from the best way to obtain euros to what upcoming special events might be of interest. We personally greet you on arrival at the apartment (not some central office miles away) and orient you to your vacation home away from home. We also personally check you out when you depart. And, of course, we are available during your stay for questions or assistance, including arranging for taxi pick-up.

Please note that, while ample, Bailèn 41 purposefully limits the number of guests to two per stay. Exceptions are made only for nonwalking infants.

Bailèn 41 is licensed for tourist rentals by the city of Barcelona and the province of Catalunya (license #HUTB-009952) and managed directly by the owners. IMPORTANT NOTE: In August 2014, Barcelona began cracking down on 'illegal' tourist apartments, i.e., those not registered with the city. Some visitors are arriving to find their vacation rental shut down by the police. Make sure your Barcelona rental is 'legal'; check for that HUTB number.

More Details

Owner
Linda Fernandez
Member since: 2014
Speaks: english, spanish
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
April 8, 2017

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. Please feel free to contact us with questions or for further information.

Linda Fernandez purchased this apartment in 2014

Why Linda Fernandez chose Barcelona

Bailèn 41 is located in the best neighborhood in Barcelona: it is 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 really believe this is the best area from which to enjoy Barcelona!

What makes this apartment unique

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.

Guestbook comments from the owner

"A thoroughly enjoyable experience. Quiet location close to it all, well equipped, and tastefully decorated. Highly recommend for anyone who wants to explore the heart of Barcelona."
Jun 2014
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Amenities

Dreta de l'Eixample Apartment Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • apartment
  • floor 3
Building Type:
  • building
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 753 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 2
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • not suitable for children
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
Location Type:
  • Downtown
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Elevator ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
  • Bathroom expanded and completely remodeled in Dec 2016. Now featuring double sinks with spacious storage underneath, large walk-in shower, new lighting, all the best! PLUS bath & body toiletries, hair dryer, paper products, plenty of towels
Bedrooms:
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 2
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
  • Queen bed, custom-made bedside tables, spacious built-in wardrobe. Feather and foam pillows
Entertainment:
  • Books ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Onsite Services:
  • Concierge
Attractions:
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • gambling casinos
  • photography
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • roller blading
  • swimming
Notes:
Bailen 41 provides all guests with a welcome package of typical Spanish delicacies (ham, cheese, olives, pastries, etc), regional wine and beer, fresh fruit, bread, coffee, tea, milk so that you can settle in and relax instead of having to rush out to the store. The pantry is stocked with all the critical essentials - sugar, olive oil, vinegar, basic spices - and there are ample supplies of paper and cleaning products for both kitchen and bath. No extra wifi fee. The owners-operators personally meet you and check-you out; no dragging suitcases around to some 'central' office. Welcome home to Bailèn 41!

Reviews

Exceptional! 5/5 -
(55 traveler reviews)

Barcelona Beauty: Boutique Apartment with Style, Space, Location, Amenities
average rating of 5.0 based on 58 reviews
5

No Unwelcome Rhinos

  • 5 of 5

Bailen 41 is a premium apartment in a choice area of Barcelona, one of the most desirable cities in Europe to visit! The owners, Linda and Kurt, are justifiably proud of their property, and maintain it in as-new condition. Many other reviews have commented on the amenities of the apartment and its surroundings, but there is one feature of the apartment that we found particularly impressive, and that was the security of the unit. The entrance to the apartment is off a small vestibule shared with the next-door neighbour, and the apartment door is a good 2 inches thick with a lock that throws 4 dead bolts into the doorframe. Very reassuring! However, the door between the vestibule and the hallway is truly massive! It is a full 3 inches of solid wood, and the lock throws 5 dead bolts into the doorframe, as well as 1 above and 1 below the door. Nothing is getting through that door unless invited! Indeed, in a flight of fantasy, if a grumpy rhino in the hallway tried to push his way through it he would get a seriously bent horn! So if you want to feel totally secure while living in a strange city I think that you can't do better than residing at Bailen 41! Indeed, we've already booked to come back next year!

  • Submitted: Apr 5, 2017
  • Stayed: Feb 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much Cary for that 5-star review and for focusing on the previously unremarked but truly remarkable feature of the rhino-proof doors! Such doors are one of the distinctive attributes of these old apartments; they just don't make rhino-proof doors anymore! We look forward to seeing you back next year:)
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5

The Best "Away from Home" Nest

  • 5 of 5

Linda, Bailen 41 & Barcelona are all premier! The previous glowing reviews are very much correct... Linda's warm welcome. A beautifully furnished apartment. Absolutely super location. Barcelona is a great walking city. You may put a lot of miles on your shoes but from Bailen 41 you can conveniently walk to everything in the city. Then after a long day come home to the peace & quiet of your nest. Groceries, bakeries, fruit markets & cafes (our close by favorites Vivant & Teruel) are within a few blocks. Finding that just right place to stay is a huge part of a trip. Bailen 41 will not disappoint!

  • Submitted: Apr 19, 2017
  • Stayed: Apr 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for that premier review, Bonnie, and for being premier guests! At Bailèn 41 our focus is on ensuring that our guests' Barcelona vacation is simply wonderful. We hope to see you back!
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Wonderful Apartment

  • 5 of 5

Bailen41 is located in a great area, within walking distance of many important sites in Barcelona. Linda is a wonderful hostess, the apartment is fully stocked with anything you could need, and she is always available to help, suggest, and guide you to special events in the city. Many interesting things are within a 15 minute walk, the metro is a half a block away, as is the bus. If you intend to cook, the kitchen has everything you could need. There's also a grocery store about three doors down from the apartment, a bakery, and some restaurants.

Our month-long stay was perfect, and we hope to return. Claudia H.

  • Submitted: Mar 3, 2017
  • Stayed: Jan 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Claudia for that wonderful review! Hope to see you again in Barcelona:)
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5

Spacious apartment

  • 5 of 5

We were greeted at Bailen 41 by Linda who proceeded to explain the mechanics of the apartment. It was a blessing to unpack our suitcases in a well appointed flat after just finishing a two week bus tour through Spain and Portugal. Great location! We are both in our fifties and walked to the sea and to Park Guell from Bailen 41. We never used the bus/subway system. Although during our stay we had inclement weather, with the umbrellas provided by Linda we were able to discover thoroughly why the world loves Barcelona. This apartment is super clean, comfortable, spacious and does not disappoint.

  • Submitted: Feb 2, 2017
  • Stayed: Jan 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: One can really cover some territory from Bailèn 41! Thanks for making it your Barcelona headquarters. We hope to see you back for another 5-star stay.
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Wonderful Welcome!

  • 5 of 5

Being met on arrival by our hostess and her assistant was welcoming, reassuring and enlightening. By the time they left us, we understood how everything in the apartment worked.....a big positive when it comes to European appliances and electrical system. The welcome basket of goodies was a wonderful treat. The apartment itself lived up to the photos on VRBO. It was clean, spacious, modern and comfortable for two. It's location was five star too. We could walk everywhere and a wonderful map helped us plan our route to the marvelous sights in Barcelona. The many restaurants nearby gave us more choices than time allowed. Eating in was also a pleasure because the kitchen was so well equipped. Our hostess kept in touch regularly and was available for guidance and suggestions. Her "Blue Bible" - a book of information, contained a wealth of information not only about the apartment but also about Barcelona. Thank you for a fabulous stay!

  • Submitted: Nov 20, 2016
  • Stayed: Oct 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We strive to make sure all our guests feel comfortable with how everything works in the apartment. Thank you for your wonderfully warm words, David!
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5

Get away

  • 5 of 5

We had a wonderful time, beautiful apartment and in a great location! Wonderful hosts!

  • Submitted: Nov 12, 2016
  • Stayed: Nov 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: So glad you enjoyed your time at Bailèn 41 and Barcelona. We hope to see you again!
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Map

Car: not necessary

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!

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Rates & Availability

Dreta de l'Eixample Apartment Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
 
Winter 2017-2018
Dec 1 2017 - Feb 28 2018
5 night minimum stay
$136
$2,724
 
 
Spring-Fall 2018
Mar 1 2018 - Nov 30 2018
4 night minimum stay
$174
$3,813
 
 
Standard pricing
4 night minimum stay
$163
$3,541
 

Additional information about rental rates

cleaning/restocking fee $54.47
Refundable damage deposit $108.95

€100 initial payment made via PayPal is fully refundable in case of cancellations 60 days or more in advance of the reservation.
€100 security/damage deposit is refunded via PayPal following check-out.
Local lodgings taxes are assessed separately and are collected in cash at check-out. Rates are €2.25 per person per night for the first 7 nights stayed.
€25 surcharge is applied for check-in/check-outs between 11 pm and 6 am, unless waived.

Bailèn 41 is permitted for tourist rentals by the city of Barcelona and the province of Catalunya (license #HUTB-009952).

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.

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