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Exquisite Renovated Flat With Lots Of History At The Core Of Barcelona 3 BR 3BTH

Bedrooms 3
Space 1,184 sq. ft.
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 2 - 4 nights


About the property

3 Bedrooms 3 Bathrooms Sleeps Up To 8 People

The apartment is located at the core of Barcelona. Just crossing the Trafalgar Street you will be at the Born Quarter (the nicest and trendiest area of the Old Town). The most important sightseeing’s of Barcelona are steps away.

This nice apartment its just one minute on foot to the famous Palau de la Musica Catalana (Art Nouveau Catalan music Palace) and the central Plaza Catalunya. Just 2 minutes on foot to the Cathedral and the Santa Caterina Organic market where you can get fresh groceries or to the Paseo de Gracia where the Gaudi houses are located (Casa Batllo and Pedrera). Five minutes on foot to Santa Maria del Mar, Picasso Museum or Las Ramblas (where you can find the Boqueria Market the Liceo opera house and Palau Guell). Just 7 minutes to the Old Harbor of Barcelona.

The apartment has 3 bedrooms and 3 bathrooms with a nice living room. However it can be configured as a 2 bedroom 3 bathroom (in that configuration each bedroom will have its own private lounge area with sofa and TV).

A very sensitive architect has refurbished this luxury apartment to the highest quality. Its solid wood floors, the amazing design bathrooms, the restored antique XIX century furniture, exposed beams and brick walls. We have refurbished this apartment as the most luxury senior suite of a five star Hotel. Nothing has been left apart. We kept the nice architectonical features such as high ceilings, exposed wood beams and stonewalls this makes this apartment very special. It has a full kitchen with a central island and a table that seats 6 to 8 people. We can organize a chef to cook your meals on request. If you are cooking at the flat you will find all the utensils and appliances to cook as a chef.

Each of the 3 three bedroom has its own design bathroom with wide and big showers and nice washing hands basin cabinets. There are details such as the magnetic glass that we install at one of the showers (by pressing a button you can change the glass from transparent to opaque). We took care of the quality and comfort at this apartment. All beds have memory foam mattresses and high quality bed linens (made of Percale cotton). We offer Chortex premium quality Towels from England.

Two bedrooms have queen size beds and the other bedroom has a very high quality memory foam sofa bed (queen size). There is additional sleeping space at the memory foam sofa bed at the living room.

The flat has an outdoor balcony with a table and chairs to seat outside.

The flat sits on the third floor of an Art Nouveau building with an elevator serving the apartment.

This apartment will make the difference on your stay in Barcelona. I transformed one sentence I once red at The Raffles Hotel in Singapore: “While at Vintage apartment, why not visit Barcelona?”


* Complementary bottle of Spanish wine and fruit

* Very powerful Air conditioning and heating

* High quality Chortex Peremium towels and Percale cotton linens provided (Zara Home and Calvin Kelin)

* Design Furniture in each room

* Soundproof double glass windows. Maximum noise isolation

* TV, DVD and Wi-Fi

* Fully equipped kitchen and laundry

We hope you can be comfortable in our flat.


More Details
Registration Number : HUTB007800

Member since: 2009
Premier Partner

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

Speaks: english, spanish, Catalan
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
April 21, 2018

About Owner

I am a very dynamic person. I love to travel and meet new cultures.

Why Owner chose Dreta de l'Eixample

Its a very centrally located apartment full of history. Its an Art Nouveau flat that has been refurbish maintaining the old features. An amazing space to have a great vacation

What makes this apartment unique

We offer the possibility of private walking tours. Included on the price we offer a full concierge service before and while in Barcelona. We are a local family offering a very personalized service to our guest.


Dreta de l'Eixample Apartment Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • apartment
  • floor 3
Building Type:
  • building
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 1184 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 12:30 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • Children welcome ...
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • Downtown ...
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Elevator
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower , The shower has a magnetic glass (Transparent/opaque)
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower , Exquisite Bathroom with unique antique features
    Bathroom 3 - shower , Exquisite quality and comfort. It has a washing hands basin
  • We offer premium quality Chortex Towels (Barroque Collection) in all the bathrooms of the flat. Each of the 3 three bedroom has its own design bathroom with wide and big showers and nice washing hands basin cabinets. There are details such as the magnetic glass that we install at one of the showers (by pressing a button you can change the glass from transparent to opaque). We took care of the quality and comfort at this apartment.
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen , 2 twin/ single , This bedroom can be configurated with a queen bed or 2 twins
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen , 2 twin/ single , This bedroom can be configurated with a queen bed or 2 twins
    Bedroom 3 - 1 sleep sofa /futon , Very comfortable queen size memory foam sofa bed
  • The bedroom have top quality memory foam mattress and high quality linens (percal cotton) and duvets (Zara Home and Naf Naf)
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • Video Library
  • Balcony ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair accessible
Onsite Services:
  • Chauffeur
  • Concierge
  • Private Chef
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • duty free shops
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • synagogues
  • theme parks
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • gambling casinos
  • miniature golf
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • jet skiing
  • mountain biking
  • mountaineering
  • paragliding
  • parasailing
  • sailing
  • skiing
  • snorkeling
  • snowboarding
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
We offer optional Private walking tours of the Old Town and Art Nouveau. We also have a monographic of Gaudi


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Exquisite Renovated Flat With Lots Of History At The Core Of Barcelona 3 BR 3BTH
average rating of 4.580645 based on 31 reviews


  • 4 of 5

Exactly as advertised which was greatly appreciated and not always the case. Great location.

  • Submitted: Oct 3, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Pros & Cons

  • 4 of 5

The pros of the apartment were: 1). Great location for all tourist activities 2). Great beds. 3). Very well done inside. 4). Air conditioning was really nice in this warm location. 5). Grocery store right across the street. 6). Felt safe and secure

Cons: 1). The entrance door at the street has broken glass that could hurt someone if it broke again. 2). Entrance to apt was not finished. The tile on the floor was not done and electrical wires were hanging everywhere. A safety inspector would freak out over the mess. 3). In the apt every time the master bath toilet was flushed, the sink in the kitchen sounded as if the waste might come up there in the kitchen. The other bathroom did not do this. 4). The shower in the second bedroom did not drain properly. Each time you showered it filled up and was close to overflowing onto the floor.

5). We took the tour with Miguel (the owners father). He was extremely knowledgeable on the history of Spain &a Barcelona. The downside was we walked non stop for six hours with no bathroom break, no water and no lunch. A nice lunch should be included in the tour. 6). We saw the famous LaFamilia church, but tickets to go inside were not included, so we had to make another trip to see the interior. The tour was a whopping 350 euros. 7). No departure info was given, so we had to wing it with the cleaning up & the key etc.

Would I rent it again...probably, but be aware of the problems.

  • Submitted: Sep 25, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks a lot for your nice comment. The flat is very central just few steps to the major sightseeing’s of Barcelona. Thee is no need to get on public transportation as the must are on a short walking distance. We have 2 powerful AC Units at the flat. We really took care of the quality materials when we refurbished the flat 3 years ago. Regarding the toilet at the master bedroom it’s a pump flushing WC. We had to put this kind of toilet otherwise due to the down pipes installation at the building. we would only have been able to install 1 WC at the flat. This way we have two WC. It has an exterior unit located on one side of the kitchen (properly covered) but its not connected to the sink so there is no need to worry about it. As for the second shower when you told me that it was not flowing well we sent the technician and he fixed it. Its true that there have been some works going on at the entrance of the flat. We truly apology for it but its out of our control. It’s a community decision to make the improvements and we can’t oppose to it. Thanks also for your nice comment on my dad’s tour. He always does tours on demand in case our guest require to eat in the middle of the tour or go to WC he will adapt to the guest needs. As for the price notice that it’s a 6 hours private tour. As you said it was non-stopping and included both the Old Town area and the Art Nouveau buildings. The knowledge of my dad’s history makes this tour very interesting and it has always been very high rated by our guest. We always inform that the entrance to the sites is not included. Notice that the ticket cost to Sagrada Familia can go up to 30 Euro per person. If you compare the price/quality of the tour with competitors you would see that is very worth it. Plus I can proudly say that the knowledge and study of my dad’s history of the city exceeds by far the average. As for the departure instructions normally Eddie give all the indications for departure. I will check with him and I apology if that was not explained. Thanks again for choosing us to stay in Barcelona. It’s been a pleasure to host you at our flat and we hope you keep good memories of your trip. We send you our best wishes
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Superb location and excellent hosts.

  • 4 of 5

Perfect location for most of the main sights. Only took taxis to Park Guell and La Sangrada Familia. Although public transport would have sufficed taxis are cheap and plentiful (Mid-September). The apartment is light, very clean and comfortable. Only missing a kettle! Some nice touches; the transparent/opaque shower screen was fun; the fibre-optic lights (a little too low though and only one set worked); Modern lights everywhere including the skirting. Didn't have any problems with street noise in the master bedroom but the people upstairs were a little loud at times. Entrance and stairs to the apartments was being refurbished when we were there so some noise and dust from this.

Main criticism would be the partial opaque glass in the second, blue, bedroom and it's bathroom. The bedroom because the light in the kitchen shines into it and the bathroom because anyone passing from the third bedroom to the kitchen can see into the shower.

Miguel answered all queries immediately and arranged (and re-arranged at short notice) a taxi for us from/to the airport. Poor Eddie had to wait till 23:30 for us after a flight cancellation and a delay on a later flight. He still had time to explain the working of the apartment and tell us where to find a supermarket and the metro. He also provided another set of sheets and duvet when it was realised that the second couple were not partners but brother and sister. We probably should have mentioned that before we arrived!

Do eat at the Cuines Santa Catarin, recommended by Miguel. The first evening we ate in the main restaurant and the food was very good. We also had tapas there for lunch the next day and for an evening meal on another day. The food and the service was excellent with the menu in several languages.

Would not hesitate to recommend this apartment to others. Ideally suited to two couples or two couples and 2 younger children.

  • Submitted: Sep 19, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Loved this place

  • 5 of 5

Perfect location on a quiet street with quick walking access to the Old Town area. The apartment was spotless and well laid out, with plenty of room (excellent shower/bathrooms/air conditioning). The owner was super helpful, checked in with us, and gave great advice. His dad took us on a wonderful tour of the Old town and they arranged a Foodie tour that really helped us to get to know the city (the foodie tour folks made restaurant recommendations/reservations for 3 nights that were outside of the tourist area, reasonably priced, packed with locals, with amazing food.

  • Submitted: Aug 3, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Stokesdale, NC

Mom took the shampoo

  • 5 of 5

So I was pondering why should my son Braun have all the fun? I booked flights for my husband and two other boys to join in at the end of his 7 week study abroad. As travel plans were finalizing I ticketed my Mom and sister for our crazy train ride.

I booked the flat for 4 nights. Prior to arrival I had emailed with Miguel a zillion times with questions. He was always so quick to respond. I wondered if he even slept at night. He arranged everything perfectly for us. Since I was arriving with a seventy-five year old Grandma, I really could not handle any surprises. (She brings her own).

Alex ( cab) met us at the airport on time. He spoke very good English and brought 6 of us straight to the flat. Miguel's Dad was there to greet and orient us to the beautiful flat. It was a lot bigger than I expected and allowed us all plenty of space to spread out. I will try to avoid the redundancy of all the other reviewers. I agree! Very clean, comfortable and safe. (AC worked great)

We really walked everywhere aside of to the beach. Very convenient. The market across the street was a bonus. If you like wine then I would certainly capitalize on picking from Miguel's selection. They were wonderful. I will say he goes out of his way to make sure all of your needs are met. Thank you Miguel. After an amazing trip to Barcelona we returned safely to the airport (thank you Alex). After repeated beepings at the security gate my Mom looked like she was playing strip poker. Geez Ma! Read the signs! After she was finally cleared her bag was pulled and gone through. They removed the big bottle of shampoo that my Mom took from the flat (sorry Miguel). I asked her why she took it. She said well, "it was such a nice hotel and I was told you should take the shampoo because they throw them away and it was too nice to leave."Needless to say, the flat was a great place to stay with people you love and those that sometimes push some boundaries. It was a very memorable trip!

  • Submitted: Jul 13, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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New York

Great Location and the Owners are Wonderful!

  • 4 of 5

We were 5 adults and used the taxi service Eddie arranged. The hallways of the apartment were being renovated which was a good thing because it meant the building was being maintained. The small elevator accommodated 3 adults without luggage but, Eddie helped us bring the luggage to the apartment. The apartment was very clean and showers were great; shampoo, soap & hair dryer provided. We were able to purchase groceries at the supermarket around the corner and cook some meals. Miguel provide fruit & wine upon arrival. The washing machine and dryer are all one unit, with a dryer setting, and soap is provided. There was also a drying rack and clothes line on the balcony. The only area that was small for us was the living room seating. Two of the bedrooms share one large closet. The air conditioning was fantastic. We didn't use the dishwasher but, soap was provided. We did use the iron & ironing board. We had plenty of towels because Eddie gave us an extra set when we arrived. There is a sign about putting toilet paper in the toilet, but we were respectful and only put small amounts in the toilet and had no problem. What made our experience really great was how responsive Miguel was to answering all our emails quickly. I would feel extremely comfortable recommending any apartment he has to rent. Miguel's rental descriptions were very accurate and he was wonderful to work with.

  • Submitted: Jul 7, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
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Nearest Airport
25 Kilometres
Barcelona Airport
Nearest Ferry
2.5 Kilometres
Barcelona harbor
Nearest Train
0.15 Kilometres
Nearest Motorway
1 Kilometres
Ronda Litoral
Nearest Ski
180 Kilometres
La Molina
Nearest Beach
1 Kilometres

Possibility to book private walking tours.

The flat is located in the City Center. There are many restaurants, cafes and bars close by. you also have a local stall Market (Santa Caterina Market) and the famous Art Nouveau Palau de la Musica Catalana (Catalan Music Palace). the most important sightseeing's are on walking distance (The Cathedaral,Picasso Museum, Santa Maria del Mar Church, Barcelonta fisherman's quarter, Catalunya Sq, Paseo de Gracia with all the nice Art Nouveau houses...)


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $171.25

VERY IMPORTANT: If the booking is done less than one week we will ask to make the payment either wire transfer, credit card or cash (we will refund the homeaway payment). We have had many SCAM and all of them are done on last minute. As HOMEAWAY does not solve the problem we are on he need to ask cash or instant wire transfer

PASSPORTS should be shown on arrival. If passport is not shown we would not be able to host

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • Canceled bookings will not receive a refund