Apartment, 1 Bedroom, 1 Bath, (Sleeps 2-4)
Hello, I am Derek, a freelance European Tour Director and a Londoner.
Owner purchased this Apartment in 1998
Why Owner chose Eixample
This is an easy question! I chose to live on Passeig de Gracia as it is 'THE' address in Barcelona. Passeig de Gracia is the most elegant and most central avenue of the city. Having lived for two years on Passeig de Gracia, loving every minute of the sheer ease of living within walking distance of everything and being in the heart of such a wonderful city, I decided to buy another apartment, this lovely studio loft in 1998. My original home on Passeig de Gracia is listing 11323 which is also on VRBO. This studio had everything I wanted: The right location, a beautiful period building, unusual ceiling features and a magnificent view of the city.
What makes this Apartment unique
I often stay at this flat when in Barcelona. This is in the middle of everything - a perfect location. Diagonally opposite is Barcelona's main department store with an extremely well stocked supermarket with wet fish counter, butcher , greengrocer and fruiterer - all the best products opposite my studio loft. Arrival and departure is also fantastically easy, I feel spoilt! The Airbus to the airport departs and arrives just outside El Corte Ingles, the above mentioned department store - in other words, opposite the flat. The new Apple store is just next door. When staying here, I very rarely use transport of any kind as I can walk everywhere. In the summer months, the beach is just a 10 minute(if that) metro ride away.
Children not allowed
100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
For a couple visiting Barcelona, you cannot do better. Studio loft with 12' ceilings almost directly on Plaza Catalunya. Two security guards in the lobby. First class building. Better than we expected.
Thank you for your kind words and I am very happy you enjoyed your stay and appreciated the wonderful location.
We loved this apartment. Great location and a cozy feel. Would definitely stay here again. Loved the fresh flowers and bottle of wine waiting for us. Nice touch!
Thank you for your kind words. I am pleased you enjoyed your stay and found the flat comfortable and well located for your needs.
Spoiled us on other rentals
We can't say enough about this amazing rental. It's adorable in an amazing location. The bed was super comfortable and for being in the heart of the city it was silent. The only thing that could be better is the hot water pressure. We would love to stay again.
Thank you for your kind words Jodi. I am very pleased you enjoyed your stay and have arranged for someone to come along and look into adjusting the shower pressure. Sometimes, it just requires a little resetting.
In the Heart of Barcelona
Great location so easy to navigate Barcelona this area. A very comfortable place for two.
Thank you so much Janet. I am pleased you enjoyed your stay and found it so convenient.
Perfect apartment in Barcelona
We went Dereks apartment and we had a great time there. The place is simply perfect. Right next to Plaza Cataluya, nearby La Rambla, Batlló House, La Pedrera House, nice restaurants, shops etc.
The apartment is very cozy, with a great view to Agbar Tower. It has everything you need.
Derek is a great host, he responds to your messages very quickly.
I would defetnely go back there if I travel to Barcelona again.
Heart of Passeig De Gracia
We loved staying at Derek's apartment. It is centrally located and walking distance to sites and the metro. The building from the outside is on a busy street but once you get insides, it's incredibly quiet. The bed and the blankets are incredibly cozy, and the exposed beams are lovely. We were very comfortable and happy! We would most definitely recommend staying here!
Thank you so much for your kind words Sheila. I am so pleased you enjoyed your stay.
The Very Heart of The City. Walking distance to most sights. Passeig de Gracia - Barcelona's most elegant Avenue, Barrio Gotico and Las Ramblas.
This is the very Heart of the City. Best Location.