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BARCA'S BEST PENTHOUSE VALUE, PRIVATE TERRACE, STUNNING CITY VIEWS & FREE TOURS

Sleeps5
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms1
Space 1,614 sq. ft.
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 4 - 6 nights

Overview

About the property

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! 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.] *****

More Details

Property Manager
MIGUEL F. GARCIA
Member since: 2012
Speaks: english, spanish
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
August 19, 2017

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 Barcelona

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!

Amenities

Eixample Apartment Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • apartment
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1614 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 5
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Downtown
  • Monument View
  • Mountain View
  • Ocean View
Theme:
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Elevator ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Free Wifi
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
Dining:
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 5
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 2 twin/ single
Entertainment:
  • Television
Outside:
  • Deck / Patio ...
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Attractions:
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • live theater
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • water parks
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • photography
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • swimming

Reviews

Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
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BARCA'S BEST PENTHOUSE VALUE, PRIVATE TERRACE, STUNNING CITY VIEWS & FREE TOURS
average rating of 4.9117646 based on 68 reviews
5

Exactly As Advertised And Much More...

  • 5 of 5

The penthouse has good view from the terrace.The rooms are so beautiful ,clean and comfortable.There is an antique elevator, that's very helpful when you come back after walking around the city.And the location is very good.24h supermarket is on the ground floor, and the metro station, good bar, nice bakery... they are just around the house building.Milena was so kind, friendly and punctual. She gave us a lot of useful information.We really enjoyed staying.Thanks for very kind hospitality given from Miguel and Milena !

  • Submitted: Aug 11, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Kei, Thank you so much for your review, and thanks for your kind words about Milena. We do love the fact that the property is mere steps from the metro (placing all of the city's attractions within its reach), and surrounded by wonderful groceries, bakeries and restaurants. Thank you as well for highlighting the property's crown jewel, it's outstanding terrace and it's beautiful city views. Please come back and stay with us again next time you visit Barcelona! Cariños, The Garcia Family
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5

Great place to stay

  • 5 of 5

Great place to stay and the outside space really adds to the experience

  • Submitted: Jul 28, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Tracey, Thank you so much for your review of our rental property, Aires de Barcelona. We are particularly grateful for your mention of its "crown jewel", it's private terrace with its unmatched views of the city! We are hoping you will come back to visit us soon. Everybody (including Milena and Maribel) sends their regards… Muchos cariños, La Familia Garcia
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Nice Attic Apartment

  • 3 of 5

We had a mixed experience at this attic apartment. We were pleasantly met by Maribel at the apt. who was extremely nice and helpful but unfortunately as she didn't speak English and we didn't speak Spanish it was a limited introduction to the workings of the apt and neighborhood. The kitchen was fully equipped even with a coffee maker and coffee pods, and a good washer and dryer was provided. The apt. was nicely decorated and had lovely views from the rooftop garden. Although we found the rooftop garden in need of attention as it wasn't as green or lush as portrayed in the pictures. Also we were somewhat discouraged to go out because of the odors coming out of the roof vents from the building.

The main bedroom had a lovely quiet A/C. It was a nice quiet room with blinds which kept the room dark in the mornings for sleeping in.

The bathroom was modern, well appointed but the water pressure was extremely low in the mornings better in the afternoons, but either time it was hard to wash ones hair.

We really liked the natural light coming in through the glass patio doors, windows & skylight in the dinning room but were a bit disappointed this light didn't extend down the three steps into the main living & kitchen area very much. This area was a bit dark and didn't provide the indoor/outdoor feeling we expected.

The neighborhood is also nice but it took us a few days to get oriented, as we did not receive the introduction as mentioned in the description of the property. The location was great, close to a metro stop, the notable moderne architecture street Passeig de Gràcia and Magic Fountain of Montjuïc.

  • Submitted: Jun 27, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Philip, We are certain that you completed this recount of your stay at our apartment with no malice in your heart. However, based on our personal and thorough knowledge of our own property, we have to conclude that the end result of your (apparently misguided) attempt to be “thorough” is a deeply flawed review. Responding to all of your distortions - including the outlandish ones such as that it is "dark" in the property - one by one, and recounting with all the details how you turned down our immediate offer of having a technician go by the property to take a look at the shower and your other concerns, would take too much space. Suffice it to say that the result of the sum of your distortions is an unfortunate misrepresentation of our property. Again, even though your efforts resulted in what we feel is a flawed personal review, we do Not believe that you intentionally meant it to be misleading. Hence, our family and the rest of our management team, who have made Aires de Barcelona into a rental property that has provided outstanding Barcelona city experiences to hundreds of guests - as evidenced by the 65+ positive reviews our property has garnered to this date, thank you for your patronage of our rental property and for the effort you put forward in your review! Un abrazo, La Familia Garcia
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5

Great comfy Apartment, well located!

  • 5 of 5

We really enjoyed our stay in Barcelona. It is a beautiful city, a lot to see. I must say that the apartment was superb, well located and near of everything. The outside deck was a great place to be for a glass of Cava or two! The views from up there were absolutely stunning. It was of a great comfort especially after a long day walking around town.

Milena's tour was much instructive and gave us a better idea of the History of Barcelona. I would recommend this place to everyone. I wish I could be back soon!

  • Submitted: Jun 6, 2017
  • Stayed: Mar 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Eric, 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
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5

Super Penthouse Apartment

  • 5 of 5

The description of this apartment matched the reality. The apartment is so comfortable and well equipped with the addition of a fantastic roof deck overlooking all of Barcelona. The sunsets made for beautiful photos from the deck. The washer/dryer was easy to use and worked well.....which is not always the case with European apartments. We couldn't have asked for a better location as the Metro was about 10 steps from the apartment and taxis were also easy to hail. Even though the apartment is located on a busy street, we never heard any street noise. This is definitely one of the best apartments that we have ever rented through VRBO. Highly recommended....plus there is the added benefit of a 1/2 day tour with Milena!

  • Submitted: Apr 24, 2017
  • Stayed: Apr 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for your review (and thank you for naming Aires de Barcelona your favorite rental! 😘 ). We love the fact that the property is mere steps from the metro and, thus, for all intents and purposes, from the rest of the city. Thank you as well for highlighting the property's "crown jewel," it's outstanding terrace with it's beautiful city and sunset views. Please come back and stay with us again next time you visit Barcelona! Cariños, The Garcia Family
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Beautiful apartment with an unbeatable view

  • 5 of 5

I stayed Aires de Barcelona for 5 nights in February with my two teen daughters. The arrangements for our arrival were seamless, and Milena was waiting for my daughter with the keys when she arrived first. The apartment is in a great location, close the Metro and walking distance from many sites, and is well-furnished with spots to read and relax. We used the kitchen every day for breakfast and sat in the dining room taking in the amazing views. The highlight is the terrace, with its close up view of Montjuic and views out in the distance of the Mediterranean and the Cathedral. We even used a couple of the lemons from the lemon tree for a salad dressing. All in all, it was a perfect stay. We look forward to coming back soon.

  • Submitted: Feb 27, 2017
  • Stayed: Feb 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Stephen, Thank you so much for your most wonderful review! We strive to have our property's photos and description of its many amenities be as accurate as possible. All the same, we are certain that potential guests would rather hear about Aires de Barcelona's desirability from previous renters! :-) Thank you for your kind words, and thank you for enumerating our property's highlights - including our wonderful terrace, its views, and the apartment's terrific proximity to the metro - in such a thorough fashion. We hope you will give us a chance to provide another unforgettable experience for your whole family in the near future. Muchísimos cariños, La Familia Garcia
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Map

Nearest Airport
6 Miles
BARCELONA (EL PRAT) AIRPORT
Nearest Train
1 Miles
BARCELONA (SANTS) STATION
Nearest Restaurant
750 Metres
TICKETS !!!
Nearest Beach
1.5 Miles
BARCELONETA BEACH
Car: not necessary

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.

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Rates & Availability

Eixample Apartment Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Manager accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
 
High Season 2017
Mar 5 2017 - Sep 30 2017
4 night minimum stay
$194
$1,291
$5,163
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $18 per night, per additional guest
 
Winter I
Oct 1 2017 - Dec 16 2017
4 night minimum stay
$176
$1,174
$4,469
 
 
Holidays
Dec 17 2017 - Jan 7 2018
6 night minimum stay
$235
$1,564
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $18 per night, per additional guest
 
Winter II
Jan 8 2018 - Feb 22 2018
4 night minimum stay
$165
$1,174
$4,351
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $12 per night, per additional guest
 
Mobile World Congress
Feb 23 2018 - Mar 2 2018
5 night minimum stay
$294
 
 
Value Season
Mar 3 2018 - Mar 31 2018
4 night minimum stay
$176
$1,174
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $12 per night, per additional guest
 
High Season
Apr 1 2018 - Sep 30 2018
5 night minimum stay
$200
$1,323
$4,998
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $18 per night, per additional guest
 
My Standard Rate
5 night minimum stay
$159
$1,057
$4,116
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $18 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $70.56
Additional Guest Fee $17.64 per person per night
Damage Deposit $411.62

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.

Manager's Cancellation Policy

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