Barcelona - lovely attic with terrace, centrally located
Apartment, urban with 2 bedrooms, sleeps 4, 1 bathroom(s), floor area of 70 m2 (750 sq.ft), car optional, children OK, NO smoking, air-conditioning, including internet (highspeed), number of travellers: 3
We are open for all dates, mail us.
We are limited by school holidays so Christmas, Easter and summer (August) are our preferred dates. We are also open to long weekend exchanges
Where we want to go
1) London (England)
2) Florida (USA)
- We like to go anywhere, surprise us!!
- Somewhere sunny and warm
Description of our house
Our modern and cozy apartment, recently renovated, has everything you need to have a great stay in Barcelona.
We offer 2 bedroom apartment: the main bedroom sleeps two and the accompanying bedroom is a single with lot of toys! (we can provide an extra matress if you need it).
There is a brightly and spacious living room, a fully-equipped kitchen, a nice bathroom and a functional laundry room.
But the most interesting part of our home is the sunny terrace, the perfect place for sunbathing or for a romantic dinner under Barcelona's sky (don't forget our BBQ!).
It's located on the top floor of a 30 years old building with elevator and doorman, in the residential district of Eixample.
You can go walking to the city center (only 10 minutes to Gaudi's most famous buildings or to the main central train station) and it's very well communicated by public transport.
Accommodation and facilities
Stereo / hifi, tv / cable, sofa
Kitchen and washing:
Grill, freezer, fridge, microwave, dish washer, oven, washing machine, dryer
Local places to go:
Galleries/museums, fine restaurants, good shopping, nightlife
Nearest major airport:
Barcelona, 13 km / 8 mile
Children ok, no smoking, including internet (highspeed), non-simultaneous optional, car optional
= marks the location of this home
The apartment is located in the traditional Barcelona neighborhood called "Eixample", the main neighborhood of Barcelona (characterized by its quadrangular pattern).
It houses most of the modernist (art nouveau) buildings of the city, among them Gaudi's outstanding La Pedrera or Casa Milà.
The neighborhood has plenty of cafes, restaurants and shops, and its privileged situation allows you to reach main Barcelona attractions on foot: Plaza España and Montjuic's Magic Fountain, Passeig de Gràcia, Plaza Catalunya, Las Ramblas [http://www.barcelonaturisme.com
Bus and subway are conveniently located just down our street, which makes any part of the city easily reachable. [http://www.tmb.cat
As our apartment is pretty close to Sants Station (train and bus) it's an ideal base for daily trips all around the Catalan Coast (Costa Brava and Costa Daurada), golden sand beaches, historic romanic villages (Besalú, Rupit, Ripoll...), Cistercian monasteries of Poblet and Santes Creus, nature (Montseny and Pyrenees), Dali's route, monumental Roman complex of Tarragona, theme parks (PortAventura), Penedès wine and cava cellars, Montserrat monastery and many more. [http://www.gencat.cat
Something about ourselves
We are a married couple in their late thirties. Manel is foreman builder and I (Laia) am an accountant, now enjoying my time taking care of our son, Oriol, born in May 08.
We have travelled extensively before our little boy came along and we have already experienced several very successful home exchanges:
Frontignan (France) in 2010,
Gentofte (Denmark) in 2011,
Blagnac (France) in 2012,
Perpignan and Annecy (France) in 2013,
Pamplona (Spain) and Montréal (Canada) in 2014.
We are a couple very responsible (non-smokers), who will treat your place with the utmost respect and will do their best to help you make the most of your visit.
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If you don't arrange an exchange the first year, your second year is free.