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

Apartment / 2 bedrooms / sleeps 5

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Apartment / 2 bedrooms / sleeps 5

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

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)
Access Car not necessary
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
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, Double beds (1), Single 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 Secure parking, Lift access, Suitable for people with restricted mobility, Wheelchair users
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 Catalunia 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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6 Feb 2015


"Perfect Host Perfect location"

David is the best Host ever! We travel 10-12 times a year. This location looks out of the way on the Map, however it is only 10-15 minutes to anywhere Barcelona. Safe quiet and within walking distance for eating and shopping. A short walk across the bridge and your on the beach. The apartment was overstocked. Two bottles of wine, fruit, coffee, bread, any many other extras not usually included. I am confident that if you need ANYTHING David will accommodate. David has a self made indexed map of everything there is to see and do. Our two week stay was terrific! David was a huge reason why.
Blake and Marsha Robinson

23 Jan 2015



We chose the apartment primarily because of the tasteful furnishing. It proved to be exactly like the photographs and spotlessly clean and tidy.

What we hadn't bargained for, and which is quite the exception , is that the owner David provided everything that we might need for a comfortable stay. All the basics such as milk, fruit juice, butter, etc were in the refrigerator and there were two bottles of wine and a large bowl of fruit provided for us. Soaps, shampoo and even toothpaste were provided. Nothing was left to chance.

The owner, David could not have been more helpful. He supplied us with loads of information about places to viist, restaurants and how to get about the city. David is not only proud of his city but extremely knowledgeable about it's history and architecture.

The apartment was very easy to find, and located in a quiet part of the city, but less than a block back from the seafront promenade. A five minute walk took us to Selva de Mar Metro Station from where the city centre and the many attractions were reached in a matter of minutes and for the price of a 2.5 euro ticket. There was a well stocked supermarket less than five minutes away and the 'Centro Commercial Diagonal Mar', an enormous indoor shopping centre was just a ten minute walk away
This proved to be the perfect choice for a place to stay in Barcelona and David went out of his way to make us welcome and ensure we enjoyed our visit.

4 Jan 2015


"Excellent experience!"

We had the best experience staying in this apartment ever. We just got back from Spain with our three children. We visited Barcelona, Madrid and Seville. We stayed at apartments in all three places. Our experience with this apartment was hands down the best. It started the moment we sent the first email. David sent slot of information about the apartment, location, closest restaurant recommendations. Then realizing that we arrived on Christmas Eve and that grocery shops would be closed, he kindly suggested reserving his favorite restaurants for Chritmas Eve, Lunch and dinner Christmas Day, and the day after, which was very helpful since everything was closed Christmas Day. Upon arrival, David met us at the apartment, spent a couple of hours going over the important things to see in Barcelona, with maps, pictures and background. He had a very thorough knowledge of the history of Barcelona. He also prioritized for us places to see. He oriented us to the location of the apartment, the metro three blocks away, the grocery store etc. In no way was he overbearing about it. The fridge was stocked with milk, a bottle of beer, toast and jam, just in case. A bottle of wine was waiting for us. The apartment is very well appointed. Washer, dryer, dishwasher. Soap, toilet paper, coffee, so we did not have to go out and buy these items. The apartment is located in a lovely neighborhood that is close enough by Metro to all the important locations, but away from the crowds and noise. It is two blocks away from the beach. The apartment is in a building that is modern, secure and has a great enclosed garden area. During our stay, David stayed on standby if we needed anything, and in fact, we had to cancel some of the restaurants that he booked due to our schedule, which he graciously did for us. If we come back to Barcelona, this is going to be the place we will be staying. Very highly recommend!

20 Dec 2014


"Couldn't have been more perfect!"

I searched and searched for the perfect place to stay while visiting my son who was studying abroad in Barcelona. After a great deal of research I decided to book David's apartment and I as SO GLAD I DID! The location was perfect for a beautiful place to rest after a full day of sight seeing. Everything we could need was very close by and David is an excellent host!
He answered many questions I had before our arrival, met us at the apartment upon arrival and already provided us with many necessities so there was no need to go out right away for supplies. His knowledge of Barcelona is so impressive and he patiently explains how to get to all of the highly recommended places to visit and offers wonderful suggestions.
It was so comforting to know that at any time I could call or email him for advice or assistance while we were there.
Now, for his apartment! So charming, comfortable and equipped with everything we needed for our 6 night stay. It was wonderful to have a completely stocked kitchen and a washer and dryer. The apartment had more than enough room for 4 adults and could easily accommodate more.
If you are considering a stay in Barcelona, David will exceed all of your expectations with a most pleasant place to stay and an extremely hospitable host!
If we ever travel to Barcelona again we will only stay here!

20 Nov 2014



We had a fabulous time -- the apartment was every bit as wonderful in real life as in the photos.Ideally located in a very nice and modern district Diagonal del Mar in Barcelona.
The owner of the apartment David is quite hospitable. He prepared for us all instructions conserning restaurants, sightseeings and useful links for our entertaiment .We had really splendid time in this apartment and in Barcelona in general!
David made the rental process flawless!

1 Nov 2014


"Highly recommended"

A very nice apartment, kitted out with everything you could need. David is a kind, thoughful and generous host. Highly recommended.

15 Oct 2014


"Wonderful in all aspects!"

I hate hotels for vacation travel and always stay in rental apartments, especially for foreign travel. Apartments provide aspects and comfort of home, usually below costs of hotels. If I want coffee or snack in the middle of the night it is an easy accomplishment and no room service charge. I have stayed at many apartments throughout Europe and eastern Europe the past 10 years and some were good and some not so good. This is one of the very best.

Usually, I bring some basics from home because rental apartments do not always provide all needed items. I was surprised to find this apartment lacked nothing. There was all necessary food and drink for the first few days, so I did not wake the first morning without coffee or breakfast before I could find the market. Bath towels (large and thick), bath soaps, toilet materials, even sun tan lotions were all provided. Even large beach towels and beach cushions. We found bottles of local red and white wine already stocked for us. All was included in the rental fee with no extra fee.The apartment was very clean and ready for our arrival, which sometimes does not happen in my experience.

The apartment is located in a new residential area of upper class apartments and services. It is located directly across the street from a new beach used only by locals and the few rentals. So, the beach was never crowded with rowdy, drunken tourists and beach chairs with umbrella were always available. The beach has several permanent food and drink vendors where you can purchase drinks, snacks or full meals.

The apartment is close to the underground metro station, but we found the "Hop on, Hop off" tourist bus a better option and less complicated. On entry you receive a route map displaying all stops or transfer points to another bus route in the city. The bus makes regular stops almost at the apartment front door and takes you to or very near any location you could wish. You can get on and off the bus any time and as many times as you wish for one daily ticket fee. Purchase a two day ticket and the second day is almost free. The bus stops at all main tourist locations and another bus follows a short time later to take you to your next destination. We even took the bus to the main rail station for a trip to Monserrat in the mountains.

Being a residential area, there is nothing you could want that is not found within several city streets. Pharmacies, large food markets, many restaurants with street side cafes are all within 5 minutes walk. There are several city parks only a couple of city streets away.There is a small café directly across from the apartment front door.There is even a new, very large, multi-floor shopping center 5 minutes away with many shops and many large restaurants of various nations. I even found a Texas BBQ restaurant there. Here you can eat cheaply or splurge for fine dining after shopping to your hearts content.

I chose this apartment for the beach location and NOT being located in the city center. I looked at many apartments and all city center apartments were on busy, noisy tourist streets. I did not wish to be awake all night from street noise. This apartment was perfect. It was always very quiet, peaceful, safe and located for easy travel to anything in Barcelona or outside Barcelona.

David, the owner, was the best surprise. He met us with detailed explanations of how everything in the apartment worked, where to find necessities, suggestions for best travel arrangements to tourist locations with maps for everything. Usually, I only receive apartment keys. As an example, I always have trouble understanding controls for european laundry machines, but David walked me through the all of the apartment machines until satisfied I understand them completely. Another surprising detail is David's apartment "Guest Book" where you find explanations for everything from apartment operations to travel to local shops and restaurants. If you can not find it in David's book, you do not need it. David even came to check on us several times to ensure we were comfortable and needed nothing. David is a very rare exception to the tourist apartment rental business. He actually cares for his guests and goes to great extremes to ensure you enjoy your stay with him and enjoy your vacation. David provides his mobile telephone number and insists you call him with any question or need. Customer service at the best.

I can not say enough good things about this apartment and the owner. The cost is very reasonable considering the amenities, location and service from the owner. Unless you desire the daily loud, over crowded streets and drunken tourist brawls every night, this is the apartment for a wonderful relaxing Barcelona vacation.

2 Oct 2014


"Great apartment in a great location"

This was our first trip to Barcelona and we weren't sure whether to stay near the center of town or a beach. This apartment was the perfect solution, an easy walk to the beach and an easy walk to a metro station, where frequent trains quickly transported us to the amazing sites of the rest of the city, e.g., the Barri Gòtic and La Sagrada Família. The apartment itself is beautifully decorated and located in a quiet, secure neighborhood. A wonderful tapas restaurant is right across the street and a supermarket is a couple of blocks away.
David is a great host and thinks of everything to help his guests, including beach blankets, umbrellas, an emergency sewing kit, a wheeled cart to carry groceries, and numerous books on Barcelona. David has also put together his own rather remarkable guidebook for his guests with information on using the apartment, sightseeing, and restaurants. He is an excellent source of information about what to see and do in Barcelona and surrounding towns. On our arrival, he had stocked the kitchen with wine, coffee, milk, juice, fresh fruit, pastries, and more! Wonderful treats for tired travelers. We highly recommend this apartment.

24 Aug 2014


"Like a 'home from home' with added sunshine!"

Thank you David for allowing us to rent your apartment, the family and I were extremely happy with your professional yet friendly attitude and welcoming us to Barcelona.

If we should return to Barcelona we will be sure to contact you again.

All the best,

Mike, Emma, Jack, Vicky and Mikey :)

24 Aug 2014


"Great stay!"

We ha da perfect time in Barcelona. David, the owner, provided everything we needed and then some....

The apartment was spacious and delicately furnished.

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    • 2 Years listed

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    Calendar last updated:04 Jul 2015

    Based in Spain

    Languages spoken
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    • French
    • Spanish
    • German
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