Sand Apartment - Boutique Affordable Luxury
Apartment | 2 bedrooms | sleeps 5
Feel our warm welcome to the new Barcelona Beachfront , in the city center safest area at this elegant apartment with top decoration, parking, high quality wifi and air conditioning.
This apartment is continously renovated, and the best place to have your holiday or business travel to Barcelona. We started with holiday rentals last year, so please read the reviews and discover why in such a short time we have such a success!.
It is simple: The owner, David, is and explendid Cicerone, he meets everybody and takes the necessary time (sometimes two hours!!) in explaining everything about the city, city surroundings, apartment area, restaurants, supermarkets, prepared food, where to go, how to buy tickets...Not only that, he even comes personally to check if you are ok during your stay, or need suplementary information. The service that the owner provides to his guests has been awarded the Tripadvisor Certificate of Excellence.
This 80 square m (900 sq ft) two bedroom and one bathroom apartment is decorated with the best pieces, and located at the Barcelona 21st century Front Marítim-Diagonal Mar Quarter, in an astonishing building designed by famous architect Ricardo Bofill.
This high-class apartment includes all details you can imagine, and you only have to cross the street to be in the sand of the beach or at the promenade, and also has the best communications, with bus just crossing the street, hop-on off bus at 30 meters, and underground stops only three blocks away in same street!.
It is remarkable that the area belongs to Barcelona city center, not like other listings, the neighbourhood is exclusive and the area is very safe.
Literally surrounded by bars, restaurants with all ranges of prices, supermarket, prepare food groceries...including the barcelona high school for cooking just in front.
Discover how the owner meets you personally and gives you his advices on what to visit at the area and the city based on his wide experience in top luxury hotel business!.
You can enjoy the lovely 'plaça prim barcelona', 'rambla poblenou', museums like 'museu blau' or 'museu can framis' in the area, as well as the biggest shopping mall in the city 'Diagonal Mar', with a big 'Wal-mart-like' inside, as well as all the shopping you might desire, as the area combines contemporary design like 'torre agbar' or 'diagonal 00' buildings and classic architecture.
You also get the best communications within the city, with bus stopping just in front, and underground station “Selva de Mar” only three blocks away, with which in example gothic quarter is reached in only 12-14 minutes, but you also have the relax of this less stressing and safer area, the promenade, the beach, in a brand new quarter with all the services close by.
Where elegance meets contemporary, in front of the mediterranean: that would be the best way to define the Sea Elegance Barcelona Sea apartment.
You can feel the quality in each of the apartment details, with antiques coming from Barcelona, the Pyrenees, Germany and Morocco combined with design contemporary pieces.
The quality of the antiques and contemporary furniture , the Hi-Fi system, DVD player, and a collection of DVD/CD that you can play during your stay, that no way can be found in any rental apartment, the shared garden, the high quality electrical installation with several independent lighting modes for a more relaxing ambientation, makes this apartment a unique piece in the Barcelona beach (please note that no music playing is allowed after 10:00h PM).
The main room has a double bed, and the second room has a double bed and an extra individual bed on demand at no cost.
Total of beds: 3.
Double beds: 2 (one fix, one convertible). Single beds: 1. Sofa-bed: no
The apartment has capability for 6 people.
We can provide babycot and child chair
The distribution room comes with a big wardrobe, and you find closets in each of the rooms.
Also in the living room you find a coach and armchair so that five people can seat relaxed while listening to the music or watching TV.
What comes with the apartment
The apartment is stocked with sugar, oil, vinegar, salt, pepper, coffee, tea, toilet paper, shower gel, etc.
You will receive a complementary bottle of wine on arrival, water bottle (although tap water can be drunk), juice.
The kitchen comes with dining area, and as well you have a table in the dining room and in the terrace
Complete kitchen with dish washer machine, washing machine, independent dryer, toaster, juicer, kettle/boiler, microwave, oven, iron and board.
Everything is top-branded and made in aluminium.
You also have a study area in main room.
The building has also an elevator that comunicates the street and the garden with children playground with both the apartment and the parking.
Bathroom with hair dryer. Soap, towels,
House linen, towels, etc...
Everything that appear in the photographs except jewelery is included.
Terrace with main table, auxiliar table, five chairs
|Size||Sleeps up to 5, 2 bedrooms|
|Nearest beach||Mar Bella 100 m|
|Will consider||Long term lets (over 1 month), Short breaks (1-4 days)|
|Access||Car not necessary, Wheelchair users|
|Nearest Amenities||100 m|
|Nearest travel links||Nearest airport: El Prat 15 km, Nearest railway: Sants 5 km|
|Family friendly||Great for children of all ages, Suitable for people with restricted mobility|
|Notes||No pets allowed, No smoking at this property|
Features and Facilities
|General||Central heating, Air conditioning, Wi-Fi available|
|Rooms||2 bedrooms, 1 bathrooms of which 1 Family bathrooms|
|Furniture||Single beds (1), Double beds (2), Cots (1), Dining seats for 5, Lounge seats for 5|
|Other||Linen provided, Towels provided, High chair|
|Outdoors||Private garden, Shared garden|
|Access||Parking, Wheelchair users|
The Catalunia region
The apartments are inside Barcelona City Beachfront and exactly in Front Marítim area-Diagonal Mar, so not as other properties listed as Barcelona like Forum area or others which are not in the city itself, or some streets away from the sea.
Exact Address of the apartments:
C/ Provençals Number 3, 2nd floor 08019 Barcelona
Apartments SeaElegance and Sand are located in a third floor height from the street and two floors from the garden and the building has elevator and an automatic trash/rubbish throwing-away system.
Access to the building from both the garden and the street and also from the parking if you needed to use it. The area is classy and very safe.
The apartment is located in the brand new seafront area of Barcelona "Diagonal Mar", you only have to walk down to next corner and cross a street to be in the sand of the beach.
The owner can give you tons of lovely routes out of Barcelona, if you wish, either to the mountains, or to sea towns.
Also in the apartment you have an incredible self-made city guide-guest book of 70 pages, with detailed routes through the city, and all the details you can imagine.
The beach just crossing one street (you walk down Provençals to the corner and cross Paseo Garcia faria) to have a swim or a relaxing walk through the promenade.
There are about 10 restaurants and bars less than 100meters distance, 20 if you walk 200m, etc.
Food-grocery: Mercadona supermarket (it is biggest spanish supermarkets company, it has everything) is 100m far (less than 3 min!!. Also biggest shopping mall in Barcelona (Diagonal Mar centro comercial) with a big sort of wal-mart inside (alcampo) is about 300m. A lot of shops, restaurants, etc...You have also cinemas there, in spanish language.
You have rambla del Poblenou with its restaurants and charm only 12 minutes walk, Plaça Prim which is a lovely spot at 10 minutes, and regarding modern architechture you are literally surrounded by that, with Diagonal Mar – Forum buildings, and torre Agbar area.
Museums: you have Nat (Museu Blau) made by famous architechts Herzog-De Meuron, in a 15 minutes walk, and Museu Can Framis also near.
Underground is only three crossings far in the apartment street itself.
Also several banks and ATM machine at 50/100m distance.
You also have a garden (shared) with children playground, and believe me or not, 10 areas/parks with children playground in less than 400meters distance!!
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31 May 2014
"Unparalleled personal touch and hospitality"
I wanted to book Sea Elegance I because of excellent reviews but it was not available. David responded to my inquiry right away with detailed information on other properties he managed and told me that Sea Elegance II is under renovation and would be available soon. Because the apartment is not yet advertised and there were no pictures, he assured me that it would be nice and offered me 20% discount to be his first guest. He is very genuine and trustworthy and we even connected on LinkedIn.
Upon our arrival, David spent almost 2 hours explaining everything, from how to use the gas stove to where to go shopping and how to plan our sightseeing activities. We went to the two restaurants he recommended, not only they are reasonably priced, the food and service were superb. Don't miss the culinary school restaurant across the street. It is only open Monday to Friday. The Wifi is super fast and it is the best of 3 places we stayed during our 2-week trip. We saved a lot of time and headache by planning and buying attraction tickets online. Fast and reliable internet is a must for online research and transactions.
The apartment is in a great location with easy access to sea, all the attractions, public transportation, shopping and restaurants. David stocked the apartment with all the basic necessities and more - fruit basket, wine, milk, juice, tea, cooking oil, laundry detergent and utensils. The apartment Is very clean and tastefully decorated with antiques and furnishing.
David also checked back during our stay to make sure everything was OK. He also came and help us get the taxi to the airport during checkout. We really enjoyed our stay and David had made every effort to ensure that we did. I would definitely recommend this one, especially if you are traveling with children. We will surely stay at one of his properties next time when we come back to Barcelona!
28 May 2014
"Perfect Barcelona accommodation if you love apartments and hate hotels!"
We had to attend a conference in Barcelona and, as always, looked for an apartment rather than a hotel. We came across David when we enquired about his other apartment which was fully booked at the time we needed it. However he said he was preparing a second apartment for holiday rental which he would have ready in time for us. We trusted him completely and went ahead and booked to be his first guests at the Sand Apartment......and we were very pleased that we did!
David met us on arrival (at 9 pm) and gave us a very detailed outline of the surrounding area, including excellent markets and supermarkets, in addition to the many attractions of Barcelona. The next day he called by and offered to take us on a tour of the western part of Barcelona, including some of the less touristy districts. We had a wonderful 4 hours with him and of course there was no charge for this welcome added extra.
The apartment itself is lovely - spacious, clean, comfortable and, a big plus, very light and bright. It has everything you could require, including lots of storage space for clothing, suitcases etc. It is on a reasonably quiet street in a quiet neighbourhood so it is very peaceful ( we slept much better than colleagues who were woken by revellers every day at 3 am in the downtown!) To make it even quieter, metal window shades can be pulled down in the bedrooms. This makes the rooms completely quiet and dark - in fact it is so peaceful it is easy to oversleep! The washing machine and drier are very convenient and mean that you save a lot of money and time trying to find a laundry.
The neighbourhood is great. It feels as though you are staying in a sea-side village - which of course you are! The apartment is only a short distance from the beach and great cycle tracks. It is about 3-4 blocks from the very efficient Barcelona metro and right next to the bus stop for both a 'regular' bus into the downtown (about 15 minutes) and the hop-on hop-off tourist bus. It is about 10 minutes walk to the Conference centre and the very large Diagonal Mar shopping centre.There are lots of bars and restaurants in close proxinity and David is happy to tell you his favourites. For self-caterers (and we did a lot of this) the nearby supermarket has excellent produce at a very reasonable price. Their seafood is very fresh and not expensive. There is also a produce market about 10 minutes walk away which has lovely vegetables, meat and seafood.
The Sand apartment is a wonderful way to experience Barcelona as a local and not as a tourist. This gives you a completely different view of the city. We loved the apartment and loved our stay. Thank-you to David for making it available and being a wonderful host. We cannot wait to return!
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