The SpaceThis is not just a rental it is also my home part of the year, everything is new and well taken care of. I love the location of my newly renovated 3 bedroom apartment because it's in an old tranquil neighborhood with plenty of free 24 hour street parking on a quiet well lit street. Located north east of the Agbar Tower it is less than a kilometer away from the beach, the renown Forum shopping center and the international conference center. Easy access to all forms of public transportation including 24 hour bus service within 1 minute walking distance.
It is a modern home in an old building, on a short, quiet tree lined street. If you are a tall person you can count on a comfortable 2 meter bed which is not that common among vacation rentals.
Nearby transportation: Buses N11, B20, B25 and 26. Tram T5 and T6. Metro lines, purple L2, Sant Marti station, and yellow line L4 Selva de Mar station. Guest AccessGuests have access to the whole house, the washer, the dryer, the balcony, the kitchen and all it's utensils and appliances, cutlery, pots, pans, refrigerator, freezer, oven, stove, microwave, living room, expandable dining table, new wide screen TV, sofa with sofa bed, all three bedrooms, air conditioner and heaters, hallway, large bathroom with tub and shower with massage function, etc. If you are a tall person you can count on a comfortable 2 meter long bed which is not that common among vacation rentals. Interaction with GuestsInteraction with guests other than check-in, and check-out, is up to the guest depending on how much help or advice they may need to get around or find things or depending on their interests and activities. Someone, either myself or someone responsible and with experience should be available at all times. If you lock yourself out though or lose the keys beware that a fee may apply. The NeighborhoodMy house is not far from the nearest beach as you can see from the map and about 15 min to Barceloneta, 15 min to Sagrada Familia and 25 min to Plaza Catalunya, much less by car. What I like so much about this place is that it is not in the middle of a concrete jungle. It is not surrounded by tall buildings and it sits on a quiet tree lined street with ample unrestricted 24 hour free parking. The building only has two floors and three other apartments, only one neighbor shares your floor. The neighborhood is not full of noisy tourists even though there is a big four star hotel only one block away. It is a more typically sleepy Spanish neighborhood but with wide streets and sidewalks. The street is only one block long so there are no speeding cars going by. It is safe, tranquil and well lit at night with friendly, humble, simple, neighbors that only speak Spanish or Catalan! It's like being hidden from the world yet the world is only a step away-you can see the world but the world can't see you! Getting AroundThis is the best part because buses B20 and B25 and N11 all stop at the same bus stop only one minute away by foot and all come and go to the Arc of Triumf, Plaza Catalunya and two metro lines. The good thing is that unlike the metro, the N11 is an all night bus so you can always get home from Plaza Catalunya.
Tram T5 and T6 stop 3 blocks away, they go to Agbar Tower/Las Glories and the L1 red metro line which goes to Plz Catalunya, Plaza Espanya, Eixample, Clot (from where you can take the train to the airport) etc.
The beach is minutes away walking, as well as are the Diagonal Mar Shopping Mall and the Forum International Conference convention center and near where Primavera Sound is held, as well as the L4 yellow line which goes to Barceloneta, Villa Olimpica, the Gothic quarter, Plz Catalunya, Passieg de Gracia, etc.
In the opposite direction from the beach you can walk to the L2 purple line 6 blocks away or take the 26 bus which stops 1/2 a block away to the L2 metro purple line for the shortest route to the renown Sagrada Familia, which is only 4 metro stops away.
If you buy a T10 ticket for ten euros at any train or metro station you will be paying 1 euro per ride, but you can ride for an hour and 15 min for each ride on Tram, Bus or Metro!
Need a taxi? Walk one block to the beautiful 4 star hotel behind you and there is a 24 hour taxi stand right there.
AIRPORT (a lot depends on what time of day it is)
From: During normal hours you can take the train to Clot station where you connect to the L1 metro red line to Glories station, and right in front of the exit jump on the tram T5 or T6 to Sant Marit de Provencals station. As you exit, continue walking down towards the beach 3 blocks to Marroc on your right. In the middle of the block, across the street find the building with the nice facade.
To: During normal hours you can take the 26 bus to the L2 purple Sant Marti METRO station and from there to Clot for the airport bound train. Other Things to NoteEVERYONE IN YOUR PARTY IS RESPONSIBLE FOR KNOWING THE CONTENTS OF THIS AGREEMENT PLEASE COPY AND PASS OUT.
For communication purposes it is important that someone in your party have a smartphone with either What'sApp or Viber or Telegraph; unless you have a good roaming plan but in that case we will not be able to contact you back at all unless you have a Spanish number. This will be important FOR YOU as I'm sure you will want someone to greet you at the door when you arrive and if you don't arrive within the hour we can't promise we won't have to leave for other duties, in fact there is a charge after one hour so good communication is appreciated! All you need is WIFI to communicate any problems or delays, or if you are lost. The closest place to get free WIFI is the Cal Santi restaurant which is also near the same bus stop that takes you to the center. From there you can call or send a message if we had to leave, so using one of those apps can be very useful for international visitors. It can save you money during your whole trip too.
You are supplied with bedding, linens and towels, as you see in the photos. The hair dryer was working just fine the last time I was there. Showers are warm and reliable, and water won't build up at your feet. You have washer and dryer for packing light and saving time. You will not be surprised by strange smells or by a spring stuck in your back all night from the mattress. You will not hear the neighbor's toilet flush. The light for the building hallway is on the upper left as you enter the building door. Watch your step down as you enter. Bear in mind also that if in the total price you do not see a cleaning fee then that is because during your stay it has been removed from the price because it has to be paid in cash to the person who cleans because I won't be there to give it to her myself, therefore from your price was deducted the 50 euros which should be given to the person who gives you the keys. It should be noted that most places charge extra for late check-ins after 22.00 and I have to too. This is because it's difficult to get someone out there during those hours so the guest must pay the person who comes 20 euros for this service. I don't like doing that but it's just not possible any other way, that person has their daily life and should be compensated for their troubles or no one will come. Yes there is a reason late or early flights cost less. :-(