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Centric Boutique at the Beach

Certificate of Excellence 2014


Excellent 5/5 22 reviews

Living room, dining room, terrace exit at the end of the space. Carefully chosen antiques and design

Apartment | 2 bedrooms | sleeps 5

Key Info
  • Beach or lakeside relaxation
  • Great for children of all ages
  • Air conditioning
  • No pets allowed
  • Car not necessary
  • Nearest beach 0.1km

Feel our warm welcome to the new Barcelona Beachfront , in the city center safest area at this elegant apartment with top decoration, terrace, 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 with blueetooth, Blue-Ray, and a collection of DVD/CD that you can play during your stay, that no way can be found in any rental apartment, the charming terrace with garden and sea views, 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 2x1.6 m kingsize 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: 1.

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 two couches 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 La Mar Bella 100 m
Will consider Corporate bookings, 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: Barcelona El Prat 15 km, Nearest railway: Arc de Triomf 2 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

Luxuries Internet access, DVD player, Sea view
General Central heating, Air conditioning, TV, Video player, CD player, Wi-Fi available
Standard Kettle, Toaster, Iron, Hair dryer
Utilities Clothes dryer, Dishwasher, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine
Rooms 2 bedrooms, 1 bathrooms of which 1 Family bathrooms
Furniture 1 Sofa beds, Single beds (1), Double beds (1), Cots (1), Dining seats for 12, Lounge seats for 5
Other Linen provided, Towels provided, High chair
Outdoors Balcony or terrace, Shared garden
Access Wheelchair users, Secure parking, Lift access
Further details outdoors

Parking and wifi are included. The building has also an elevator that comunicates the street and the garden with children playground with both the apartment and the parking.

Further details

No pets allowed. No smoking allowed (you can smoke in the apartment terrace).

Price depending on season and number of guests.

This is not a party place, so only couples, families, serious adults accepted.

The Costa Brava/Catalonia/Barcelona region

The climate at Catalonia is very good. It is amazing how complete it is this region. You find incredible villages in the pyrenees, only one and a half hour driving from Barcelona, and also other interior villages, and sea villages that are amazing.

We will provide you with suggestions on arrival on where to go and what to visit!!. If possible with my agenda, I might take a short half-day tour with you out of Barcelona or inside!!


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.


There are about 10 restaurants and bars less than 100meters distance, 20 if you walk 200m, etc. 

The barcelona high school for catering/ cooking is 50m away (one or two minutes walking distance) with its restaurant where students cook during their studies very quality dishes at affordable prices. Also very nice recommendation "els pescadors" fish restaurant, at plaça prim about 400m ( less than 12 min. walk). You can have a  two dishes lunch with normal drink/wine plus dessert at the restaurants around from very affordable 7.5€ per person and a simple menu to better 9 or 10€ per person menus depending on the quality, or without menu top quality at els pescadors depending on the wine around 40 euros .

You have a wide range of prices and I will give you my advices. 


Anyway you also have prepared food very high quality and very affordable prices to buy here. I will tell you several options, between 100m and 400m distance. 

Dishes for two at another close well known supermarket "Bon Area" (paella, fideua, etc) for a bit more than 1€! (I buy there a lot of times as it is amazing).


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.

Visits in the area:

The beach is 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. 

Also a nice restaurant there (restaurant boo beach club).

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 blocks away (a five minutes walk) in the same street, Underground station name "Selva de Mar", yellow line. With that line, in example, you reach the Cathedral (Jaume I station) in only six stops. That is about nine-ten minutes. Also Passeig de Gracia in eight stops. The bus is just crossing the street, and hop on-hop off touristic bus is only 30 meters away!!. Also you have a big secure parking in same building if you come by car.

Also you find 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!!

Should you have a friend or related staying at Barcelona he/she can phone me in order to meet and see the apartment but we have to find a day without guests, of course. Also he/she could give the reservation instead of you.

The apartment is as I have told you and you have seen in the pictures brand new as it was renewed on summer 2012. It has absolutely every small detail you might imagine!.

I already have only a few reviews about the apartment as it takes time, but If you still have doubts after all I've told you, after that you only have to pay on arrival, and with that fantastic price and apartment, I am able to provide references of previous tennants that stayed on rental before I started renting for holidays in case you need.

Also I live very close (it takes me usually 20 minutes to arrive if called), my sister lives next building to the apartment, so do my parents, so well, there is never a problem, but I am there!.

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Review 1-10 of 22

26 Jun 2014


"Fantastic Experience!"

What a fabulous week we had in Barcelona! We did exactly what we wanted and we were able to do so based David's generosity and supreme service! The apartment itself was exactly as the photos sh… More

18 Jun 2014


"Great hospitality"

We travelled to Barcelona in the beginning of June in my family with 3 kids, 5yrs, 3yrs, and 1yr. Even though we had not planned the trip to Barcelona well in advance due to some business reason, we e… More

15 Jun 2014



I am delighted to have chosen this apartment for a week's stay in Barcelona with my family. We had an amazing time and the apartment was everything and more that we had hoped it would be. David is a wonderful host and really does go that extra step to look after his guests and make sure you feel welcome. David is always on hand in case you need anything or have any questions. He even gave us tips on how to avoid the queues at the famous Sagrad Famila cathedral! On behalf of the whole family we highly recommend David and his apartment to anyone looking to enjoy this beautiful city in style. Thank you again David!

3 Jun 2014


"Lovely Apartment Made Excellent by Best Host Ever!"

Having rented probably 30 apartments over the past 20 years -- several in Barcelona -- I can say without reservation (no pun intended) that this was one of my best holiday renting experiences ever, largely due to the owner, David, who is truly more of a host.

First, the apartment itself is just as presented in photos -- possibly better. David obviously takes great pride in his property, which is spacious, spotless, well furnished (good-by Ikea!) and well equipped. And he thinks of everything to make his guests comfortable -- everything from a well-stocked kitchen (I was greeted with a huge basket of fruit and wine) and with "welcome" staples such as coffee, milk, OJ, olive oil, spices, etc. supplied -- right up to toothpaste, soap, etc. You really just have to arrive with your suitcase, which is definitely not the case with most rentals.

The building is quiet and well maintained, with a lovely large "courtyard" of olive trees that comes alive with the sound of children around 6 each night, as it also serves as a neighbourhood park until it's closed to building occupants only at 9. It's a 5-10 minute walk to my favourite Barcelona beach, Mar Bella, and the same to supermarkets, restaurants, etc. and the Selva de Mar metro station. What I came to think of as the "village" of Poble Nou is a 10-15 minute walk, with more restaurants, bakeries, a good selection of shops, etc. and its own little mercado.

The only (slight) downside for me was the location. After renting in the centre for years, I wanted to try staying closer to the beach, particularly as I was there for April and May. So it is a good 20-30 minutes to the centre, including walk to metro. I'm sure if it had been a "normal" spring (read: warmer), with better weather for walking the beautiful beach promenade to Barceloneta every day, I would have thought it beyond perfect. Also a great choice for a family with teenagers, I think, as the best of both worlds with relatively easy access to centro AND beach!

However, David M's kindness and graciousness more than compensated for that slight inconvenience. Nothing was too much trouble. When I mentioned possibly renting a bike for my stay, he was there the next day with one. When a friend visited, he spent a day driving us around the city and up to Sarria and hill towns/suburbs beyond, an area I'd never seen much of. If something needed to be fixed, he was there almost immediately. And if he was in the neighbourhood, he'd call to see if a visit was convenient and drop in with a bottle of wine. He delivered me to the airport (with all my bags!) and would have picked me up there too, if I hadn't been in the city already (at another truly dismal two-week renting experience).

In fact, I like to think he's become a friend and will certainly keep in touch, and likely rent again. Many holiday-rental owners should take lessons from this guy!

31 May 2014


"Beautiful accommodations in wonderful Barcelona!"

Our stay in Barcelona was made even better by our beautiful apartment. It was the perfect place to relax after a busy day working and sightseeing . It had everything a traveller would need or want. I… More

16 Oct 2013


"Wundervoll . Great Location"

Alles . in Ordnung. sehr zu empfehlen . alles wie beschrieben. gut für Familien. Badeferien. Citytrips. Erholung s Ferien . 5 Minuten vom Strand . gut erreichbar . 30 Minuten per Taxi (30 Euro) vom Flughafen . alles in der nähe. Restaurant. Supermarkt. Metro/s-bahn. der Vermieter sehr hilfsbereit .alles vorhanden in der Wohnung .

30 Sep 2013


"Fantastic, clean, very well appointed and 10 out of 10 David!"

You won't get a better deal than this holiday in Barcelona.
David met my wife travelling alone 2 weeks before and escorted her from Barcelona airport to the train. Helped her buy a train ticket to France and waited until she boarded the right train. Outstanding service. Thank you, again, David.
The apartment was first class. Had everything, new appliances, wide screen tv, bose sound system, fully air condiitioned and secure car parking.
The apartment is 2 minutes from the beach. 2 minutes from the tourist buses and 7 minutes to the metro. We never needed to use the car. Great!
We took lots of our own food but didn't cook at home once, even though the kitchen had everything in it. Dining out was inexpensive and so many choices.
Fabulous week. Thoroughly relaxing with a host always on hand to help out.

26 Sep 2013


"Well deserved excellent review"

The apartment and its host deserve the good reviews they are geting.The apartment is clean, well equipped and is located in a quiet area near the beach and the metro.The host is perfect and has provided us with all the assistance one could expect and more.For instance he devoted a full day to serve as a tourist guide and brought us in his car to visit two villages outside Barcelona that our Michelin guide had not proposed. The visit of these villages turned out to be spectacular and included a stop at a local restaurant which provided us with excellent Catalan food and wine.The host realy took pleasure in making our stay enjoyable.

3 Sep 2013


"Good choice for convention housing"

We were here for a meeting at the Convention Center. Easy 10 minute walk. Price is a bit high as this is the tourist season but competitive with the hotels that were offered. Nice quiet neighborhoo… More

27 Aug 2013


"Beautiful apartment in a quiet location, with great transport links to all the sites."

A wonderful service was delivered by David before we arrived via email and on arrival. He welcomed us warmly with plenty of local knowledge, info and maps and a little start up food so we didn't … More

Review 1-10 of 22

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