About the property
- Apartment1614 sq. ft.
- Half Baths0
- Minimum Stay31 nights
Sunny 2 BR, 1 Bath, PRIVATE >860 sqft Terrace, Walking Distance All Attractions
Our newly-remodeled and extremely welcoming penthouse apartment, Aires de Barcelona, combines all of the modern conveniences with a unique design and a fabulous extra large (> 860 square feet) private terrace complete with fruit trees AND stunning views of the city and Montjuic. The apartment sleeps four: 2 bedrooms, one with a queen-size bed, and another with two full beds. This penthouse flat is a classic of brick and wood, typical rolling Catalonian style ceiling and access though a period elevator! (Please note that, this being the penthouse on a historic building, there is one flight of stairs between the elevator and the apartment that must be navigated by anyone staying at the property.) Something that any potential guest requiring full elevator service may want to keep in mind when considering a rental.) The dining room and small adjunct office are all filled with light from the big windows that overlook Gran Via de Cortes Catalanes down below and the skylight above…
The penthouse's location, the barrio of Eixample, is characterized by long straight streets, a strict grid pattern crossed by wide avenues, and square blocks with chamfered corners (named illes in Catalan, manzanas con chaflán in Spanish). This was a visionary, pioneering design by Ildefons Cerdà, who considered traffic and transport along with sunlight and ventilation in coming up with his characteristic octagonal blocks, where the streets broaden at every intersection making for greater visibility, better ventilation and (today) some short-stay parking space. The grid pattern remains as a hallmark of Barcelona. The important needs of the inhabitants were incorporated into his plan, which called for markets, schools, hospitals every so many blocks. Today, most of the markets remain open in the spots they have been from the beginning. You will find something to suit every taste in this area, design and fashion shops, relaxing parks and a range of bars and cafes to have your morning coffee in. There are also a good number of restaurants, bars and discos for those looking for some of the nightlife Barcelona is so famous for. (World renowned TICKETS is 750 meters - a mere 8 minute walk- away!!!) In fact, there are so many tapas bars and restaurants in the vicinity of the penthouse - and in Eixample in general- that you will find it hard to decide where to have your meal! Likewise, you will find it difficult to resist the temptation to stop and try out the pastries and breads at the local bakeries located around every corner of this city's most welcoming neighborhood... :-)
Some parts of the Eixample were influenced by Modernista architects, chief among whom was Antoni Gaudí. His work in the Eixample includes the Casa Milà (nicknamed La Pedrera) and the Casa Batlló, both of which are on the wide Passeig de Gràcia, as well as the Sagrada Familia.
The apartment's location, right off the main city thoroughfare of Gran Via and within a few steps of the metro line, allows you to be at all of Barcelona's famous landmarks within the blink of an eye. The Sagrada Familia Basílica is, for example, only seven minutes - five metro stops - away. And famous Paseo de Gracia, where Casa Batlló and La Pedrera are located, is in the same barrio of Eixample as our property. The Paseo and Gaudí houses are thus only a three minute - or three metro stops - ride away! Plus Plaza España, Fira Barcelona, the new commercial center Arenas de Barcelona, Montjuïc, and its 'Magic Fountain' are just a ten minute walk (or one 1 minute metro) ride away!
***** 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.] *****
MIGUEL F. GARCIA
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- within one hour
- english, spanish
- Calendar last updated:
- May 23, 2018
About MIGUEL F. GARCIA
The property’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 Apartment in 2014
Why MIGUEL F. GARCIA chose La Nova Esquerra de l'Eixample
Aires De Barcelona's location within the barrio of Eixample, and within steps of the L1 metro/subway station, offers unique and easy access to all of the city's main attractions. In addition, it's large penthouse terrace offers incredible views of the city and Montjuïc, and the perfect spot for sunning, reading or dining al fresco, and even entertaining groups of old acquaintances (or newly-made Catalonian friends :-) ) inside or out…! You will find something to suit every taste in Eixample, design and fashion shops, relaxing parks and a range of bars and cafes to have your morning coffee in. There are also innumerable restaurants, bars and discos for those looking for some of the nightlife Barcelona is so famous for. (World renowned TICKETS is 750 meters - a mere 8 minute walk- away!!!) In fact, there are so many tapas bars and restaurants in the vicinity of the penthouse - and in Eixample in general- that you will find it hard to decide where to have your meal! Likewise, you will find it difficult to resist the temptation to stop and try out the pastries and breads at the local bakeries located around every corner... :-)
What makes this Apartment unique
Besides it's unique location and large terrace with magnificent views of the city of Barcelona and Montjuïc, 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!
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Amazing apartment and roof terrace
The apartment is clean and very well supplied. The roof terrace is amazing and gives an opportunity to enjoy some tranquil outdoor space. Very close to all attractions and amenities. Comfortable beds and living area with everything you need. Good WiFi connection.
Great location and very professional owner
As many of the preceding reviews have noted, this is a wonderful roof-top apartment with extensive views of Barcelona. Yes, there are stairs that you have to schlep your baggage up but the rewards at the top are worth it! Manuel, Milena, and Isabel provided top-notch and professional service, answering our emails within minutes. The tour with Milena was fantastic, comprehensive and informative. It was our first visit to Barcelona and we will definitely stay here on our return visit.
We just love to hear that our guests enjoyed their stay at Aires De Barcelona as much as you did! As you were able to tell, Milena and Maribel work very hard to make certain that our guests have an unforgettable experience during their stays at our property. Thank you for your kind words, and thank you for highlighting Aires De Barcelona's terrace as well as how it provides ready access to all of the city's main attractions. Who knows, maybe you will give us another chance to host your family in Barcelona in the not-too-distant future… :-) Muchísimos Cariños,
The Garcia Family
Cool view and Great location
Loved the view and location!
Exceptional stay in Barcelona
This quaint exquisite building houses the rental in the Attic. You take a ride on an elevator to the top and then you have an exceptional view of the city. You can sit on the patio and drink Sangria that you can buy at the store just down the street or you can eat at the restaurant at the bottom of the building. Very much worth the stay!
Thank you Garcia Family
Perfect centrally located attic apartment with private roof terrace
The apartment is modern, fully equipped for our needs, ideally located next to the metro and walking distance from the centre of Barcelona. The private roof terrace is a added bonus with fantastic views of Montjuic. Communication was excellent, and we were provided with lots of practical advice, including where to eat out and how to travel around. We were provided with a free tour from Milena who is an excellent guide. We would definitely stay here again. Thank you.
It was certainly our pleasure to host your family at Aires De Barcelona. We wanted to thank you for your very thorough review mentioning not only our wonderful terrace, but also - in particular- the property's location that puts our guests within walking distance of all of Barcelona's most well known attractions. Thank you also for highlighting Milena's walking tour of the city. We would be absolutely thrilled to have you back at Aires De Barcelona! Muchos cariños,
La Familia Garcia
Perfect home base for exploring Barcelona
Our party of 3 adults enjoyed 6 nights in this wonderful penthouse apartment. The apartment had a real equipped kitchen, and a good sized refrigerator. We were not thinking that we would need air conditioning in October, but it was unseasonable warm when we were there, so it was refreshing to come home to very active days out and about. Beds were comfortable. Milena met us at the apartment and took the time to really show us how to use things in the apartment, which was very helpful!
Location is so great, within a 20 minute walk to La Rambla and many other historic attractions. Also a 3 minute walk to a metro stop.
Our very favorite thing was to come home at the end of a long day, and enjoy a bottle of Cava on the rooftop terrace. We hope that when we are able to return to Barcelona, we will be lucky enough to be able stay at this wonderful apartment again!
We just love to hear that our guests enjoyed every aspect of their stay at Aires De Barcelona as much as you did! As you were able to tell, Milena works very hard to make certain that our guests have an unforgettable experience during their stays at our property. And yes, the penthouse's multiple A/C units do come in handy during warm Mediterranean days! 😉 Thank you for your kind words, and thank you for highlighting Aires De Barcelona's terrace as well as how its location provides ready access to all of the city's main attractions. We hope you will give us another chance to host your family in Barcelona in the not-too-distant future… 🤗
The Garcia Family
The apartment's location, right on the main city thoroughfare of Gran Via and within a few steps of the L1 metro line, allows you to be at all of Barcelona's famous landmarks within the blink of an eye. The Sagrada Familia Basílica is, for example, only seven minutes - five metro stops - away. And famous Paseo de Gracia, where Casa Batlló and La Pedrera are located, is in the same barrio of Eixample as our property. The Paseo and Gaudí houses are thus only a three minute - or three metro stops - ride away! Plus Plaza España, Fira Gran Via, the new commercial center Arenas de Barcelona, Montjuïc, and its 'Magic Fountain' are just a ten minute walk (or one 1 minute metro ride) away!
Adding to the penthouse's convenience, it is located within 6 miles of the Barcelona Airport. That is about a 15 to 20 minute - and less than 25 euro - taxi drive. There are also buses to nearby Plaza España and a train from the airport if you would rather not use the taxi service.
Rates & Availability
Additional information about rental rates
Any damage protection fees will be waived (NOT charged) if you purchase the recommended HomeAway's property protection plan. A link to the program's website will be sent to you shortly after your rental request is confirmed. The damage deposit will be required at check-in should you chose to decline the coverage.