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Townhouse | 1 bedrooms | sleeps 6

Key Info
  • Beach or lakeside relaxation
  • Swimming Pool
  • Great for children of all ages
  • Air conditioning
  • No pets allowed
  • Private garden
  • Car not necessary
  • Nearest beach 5km

SHARE THIS 235 SQM (2529 ft²) TOWNHOUSE-LOFT WITH YOUR DANISH HOST, OWNER AND BUTLER.

PLEASE NOTE THAT THE AMOUNT OF "LAST MINUTE OFFER" IS WRONG AND NOT VALID. I have asked Tripadvisor 29/6/2014 to delete and cancel it.

Enjoy the pleasant and relaxed atmosphere in this modern and yet cosy townhouse-loft. Your host's sincere wish and pride is to make you feel instantly at home and at ease at any time. You are received as a friend, not as a hotel guest. Your host respects your privacy and peace but will be very happy to get to know you, if your time allows you.

CONCEPT

The concept is that you are in a home, functioning like a hotel for you, with a space of 235 SQM (2529 ft²) including a top roof with a private pool; you have nothing to do at all, but relax, and ask your “butler” (me, the owner) for the room service you would like to have – meals a la carte, shopping (any purchases must be refunded in cash according to the receipt from the shop), free-of-charge baby-sitting, call taxis, assist you if you wish advice of visiting the city, etc.

A GUEST FROM JAPAN JUNE 2013

The Best place EVER for me by far!!! The best way to describe my experience in one word is "5 stars B&B experience"

1. The house is super centrally located. Easy walking distance to Sants (Central station of BCN) and minutes to the main subways.

2. The house is remodelled from classic house into Ultra modern Danish style-Top end design house.

3. All facilities / bedding materials / bath room / kitchen appliances are all TOP-END brands. They are truly 5 Stars quality/function

4. Anna Marie is a "Super host" who offer a "Unique service" which cannot be found any place else. She cooks breakfast and dinner upon your requests. She puts all her heart and soul to pamper you with 5star-hotel quality meals (from my experience they all taste better than many 5 stars hotel/restaurants)

5. Neighbourhood is very safe and surrounded by traditional/modern shops ... for all you need. I basically just relaxed and did not want to move for the whole week that I stayed with her because everything is there at Anna Marie's

6. Complete privacy in your private room, as the guest rooms are completely separated from the common areas (kitchen/pool deck) and the host bedroom, so you can stay amongst yourselves with the room partition that separates you from the other side of the house.

7. Cleanliness is the best of all and most important to me. The host cleans every day the entire house to perfection. Ensure air circulation so all room do not have any bad smell left and feel fresh. I have never met any one who likes things cleaner than myself. This point STANDS out amongst all experience with places around the world.

I highly recommend Anna Marie's place for those who are

a. Well mannered / capable to communicate well with the host

b. Capable to accommodate / understand and respect with rules and hosts properties.

c. Those who like to find alternative home out of home experience with the super host who will pamper you and make your travel experience 5 star.

d. Suitable for 1 up to 6 group travellers. As there are 2 Kings Size beds with super quality mattresses and 2 single beds.

I am amazed with the experience I have had at her place. And cannot think of other places besides Anna Marie's if I should visit Barcelona again. Only problem is I would hope the place will be available for me again next time. Thank you again Anna Marie

DAILY SERVICES

Your host tidy up and cleans every day and makes the beds. At your own costs, anything you ask for can be ready at your arrival: CAVA, best ham and cheese of town, water, beer, fruits, breakfast-lunch-dinner a la carte, public transport tickets, shampoo, body lotion, sun screen, etc. Shopping made by your host during your stay, is refunded daily to your host in cash as per shop's ticket.

If you wish, your host is pleased to shop and cook à la carte for you. Meals are served in beautiful Danish handmade and –painted chinaware.

You have access to the refrigerator but not to the stove and oven, so you cannot prepare hot meals. You may prepare light meals. Your host cleans the kitchen for you and fills up and empties the dishwasher.

THE TOWNHOUSE - LOFT

The quiet, light and bright spacious townhouse-loft with indoor space of 175 SQM (1883 ft²) and 60 SQM (645 ft²) private outdoor space is a stunning home. A part from the architecture, original furniture of famous designers and art the main feature may be the SILENCE and SPACE.

Guests have access to the entire house except the owner´s bed- and bathroom. The 130 SQM (1399 ft²) open space loft ground floor (on street level) has an open-air patio of 20 SQM (215 ft²) with a long table and a staircase-corridor in the middle. On one side of the patio, you have the living room, guest room and bathroom (this space of 60-70 SQM has 2 King Size beds and 2 single beds of 1x2 meters) and the entrance hallway. On the other side of the patio, you have the kitchen with dining table. The 40 SQM (430 ft²) private top-roof sun deck has four deck chairs and a sun heated pool of 5 meter (16 feet) long by 1,2 meter (4 feet) width and depth. A professional company maintains the pool every week.

The Wi-Fi connection is impeccable throughout the property. The King Size and single beds with mattress and linen in luxury quality have each TV with hundreds of international channels in front. All in a quiet, clean, luxury and comfortable environment. The common entrance goes through the living room with the 4 sleeps. A ceiling to floor curtain can be drawn and then separates the living room / sleeping area from the rest of ground floor. Except emergency, your host avoids going in and out until all guests are up and of course remains as silent as possible.

TRANSPORT TIME TO POPULAR PLACES

The loft is well connected with the two main metro lines and two bus lines around the corner. The central stain station is 10 minutes walk away. Example of distance times in metro from the doorstep of the house: SAGRADA FAMILIA 12 minutes. BEACH 30 minutes. LAS RAMBLAS at the COLOMBUS statue 20 minutes. LAS RAMBLAS at Plaza Catalonia 10 minutes. EL BORN 20 minutes. CASA MILA (LA PEDRERA) 15 minutes. PARC GUËLL 35 minutes. Distance to metros and bus is from 50 to 200 meter (164 to 656 feet).

LOCATION

10 minutes from the tourist area, you will find yourself in a quiet, authentic and pleasant neighbourhood, with a friendly, calm and safe village atmosphere with excellent food stores, bars, restaurants, shops, playgrounds and small nightclubs. The main street in the area is said to be the longest shopping street in the World.

PRICES

The rate per night for the first guest is 100 Euros and 20 Euros per night for each additional guest (also children and babies). Commission of the website (a percentage applicable to both the guest and the host). Cleaning fee 100 Euros. Since September 2011 I never asked a guest to pay for any incidence. You are kind if you give me the replacement amount. Prices are higher during the Mobile Show February-March, the Sonar Festival in June (both with minimum stay of 7 days) and during Christmas and New Year's Eve.

CHECK IN – CHECK OUT

Flexible. However, if I have new guests the same day, you must leave at 09:00 hours. The new guests can check in at 18:00 hours. A suitable solution has always been found for guests leaving and coming the same day (leave behind luggage before you leave the city, come with luggage when you arrive).

BOOKING REQUEST

Kindly give me a profile of all guests – age, nationality, where do you live, occupation, your reason for visiting Barcelona, etc. I do not accept a booking before I have this information. Remember to include all guests, also children and babies, in the number of guests while applying for the rental costs. We will chat back and forth on the site until you feel certain that my home and my offer is the right choice for you.

SHOPPING AND EATING OUT NEXT DOOR

A guidebook is at your disposal with your host's favourite shops, restaurants and bars in the surrounding streets. If you wish, your host will give you a tour. Distance to shops and restaurants in the area is from 50 to 200 meter (164 to 656 feet).

SIGHTSEEING - RESTAURANTS

Your host will provide you with her own 4-5 pages personal suggestions of where to go and what to see - buildings, districts, shops, tapas-bars and restaurants. Even within a few days you can discover a lot of Barcelona without being stressed and leave the city feeling that you saw the essential. All guests would be very kind to leave behind a business card of all the good places they have found.

HOST PROFILE

I am 53 years' old and Danish citizen. I have lived 11 years in Barcelona and beforehand 23 years in Paris. My origins are from the Danish countryside (Jutland), where I lived 20 years. I speak Danish, English, French and Spanish and understand some German, Catalan, Norwegian, Swedish, and Dutch. I have travelled on all continents except Australia. My favourite ways of travelling is with a light bag and see what happens. I enjoy meeting new people and receiving travellers since September 2011 has been lovely and joyful.

HOUSE RULES

• Common sense applies.

• You have chosen a private home and you are received as a friend, not as a hotel customer. My wish and pride is that you feel instantly welcome. At the same time, I expect you to respect the house rules and take care of my belongings as if you were at your own home.

• The house is very peace-full and quiet. In the community with my next-door neighbours we try to respect each other as much as possible and keep low voices around the clock and avoid any noise after 10-11 in the evening. Therefore, I do not allow access to the sun deck or the ground floor garden after 11.00 in the evening.

• Shoes used outdoor are left at the entrance.

• Kindly store all luggage on the huge shelves in the guest bedroom. Please do not store or consume any kind of food or snacks in the guest or living room. Do not leave toilet accessories like perfume, cream, etc. on the tissue hangers.

• If you would like to invite people not part of the rental deal, kindly ask me first. I do not allow parties or music, though. I am at your disposal for cooking, serving and cleaning, while you enjoy a cosy meal in-between you group or with guests not part of the rental (maximum 12 people including yourselves).

• Kindly do not eat or drink in the beds or sofas. As mentioned, do not store or consume any kind of food or snacks outside the kitchen.

• You have access to refrigerator (not to the stove and oven) and may prepare light meals. You cannot cook hot meals. Only your host tidy's up, clean and fill and empty the dishwasher. Remember that your host is pleased to cook a la carte for you.

• Please leave all toilet towels inside the bathroom (I wash and dry them every day) along with cloth you would like to have washed and ironed (cloth service only for a stay of 7 days). I tidy up and clean every day. Do not bother to make your bed. Have you not had time to wash or iron before packing, I will do it for you (if you stay for a minimum of 7 days).

• Please bring your own beach towels.

• You may smoke on the upper sun deck; please leave the ashtray outside.

• Please do inform me right away if the temperature is not right for you or if any other thing is not right for you, so we can adapt the situation. I am very direct and tell what I mean right away – please do the same.

• The shelves above the radiators cannot carry any weight, so kindly do not use them.

• Always turn the key at the front door TWICE, whether you come home or go out. Take out the key of the lock if you stay in and leave it on the book shelves right at the entrance, so we can always see if somebody is home. Remember the key with the white alarm magnet is mine.

• Close the glass-door just in front of the front door.

• Close ALL windows and doors (do not forget the door to the sun deck when you go out) - birds like to wander around and the alarm will turn on.

Please revert with any questions you may have. I hope to have the pleasure of receiving you and will do my very best to make your stay enjoyable and successful.

Kind regards

Anna Marie Jensen

COMMENTS FROM GUESTS SINCE SEPTEMBER 2011 TILL JULY 2014

Overall guest satisfaction 5 out of 5 stars - in accuracy, cleanliness, check in, communication, value and location.

UK July 2014

Not visible yet but the guests had a good time.

France May 2014

Top ! Génial ! Les photos sont à la hauteur de l'endroit! L'appartement est décoré avec beaucoup de goût, la terrasse est particulièrement agréable et au calme! La literie n'a rien à envier à celle des grands hôtels et le service est fantastique grâce à Anna.Avec beaucoup d'élégance et de tact, Anna vous accueille et fait tout son possible pour vous rendre service et faciliter votre séjour. Toujours de bons conseils et de bonnes adresses en fonction de que vous recherchez tout en respectant votre intimité.Bref, vous pouvez y aller les yeux fermés. C'était ma première expérience de loger en privé, ce ne sera pas simple de trouver aussi bien :-)

Holland April 2014

Superb quiet loft in authentic and lively area. Had a great time in this house! We were very warmly welcomed by the house owner - Anne, who lives in the house as well. Anne shows you all the delicious shops neighbourhood and offers to cook for you or prepare breakfast, IF you wish. She told us in the she even babysits, may you come with small kids and wish to have an evening out just by the two of you. That would have been great – some years ago…… (our children are 16 and 14). Anne makes you feel at home immediately and fully respects your privacy. The house is beautifully designed, with great Danish furniture, paintings and very comfortable king size beds and lounge chairs. The house has a beautiful roof terrace and patio, with even a small swimming pool. The house is located in a neighbourhood just off the tourist tracks of Barcelona, so you can still get a local feel. Several nice restaurants around the corner. Quiet and this all just two metro stops away from the Plaza Espana. The Metro is within 2 mins walk, the Sants train station only 8 mins away. Very practical if you want to go to the superb beaches south of Barcelona, such as Sitges. We have been in Barcelona several times, and we never found such a quiet place. Great after a day in the city buzz.When we return to Barcelona this will be our choice to stay! Because we never found such a great place (– and certainly not for that price…). Fam. Joosten

US, Colorado September 2013

High class!

France August 2013

Merci Anna Marie, Pour ce bel endroit Et pour tes bonnes adresses. Lieu à recommander à tous ceux qui cherche un endroit réellement unique et sympa à Barcelone. Luc MP et Lily

UK August 2013

Anna Marie was a lovely host and her apartment was first class! Situated near Placa de Sants station, the heart of Barcelona is only a 5 minutes train ride away! Apartment was impeccable...clean, charming, plenty of character, with an amazing pool and balcony! As for Anna Marie, she was exactly the same! Very warm and welcoming, who indicated our best options during our short stay. She very kindly suggested bars, restaurants and culture spots to visit etc. She was always contactable during our stay and was always willing to help! Me and my friends will most definitely be returning!!!

Denmark July 2013

During our vacation in Barcelona we stayed 5 days in Anna Marie Jensen's home, a townhouse tastefully decorated in a transition area of smaller workshops, the Sants area, integrated in Barcelona 100 years ago. Danish furniture architecture and design in semi industrial surroundings, thorough cleaning along with a five star service level, gave our stay a luxurious touch yet in homely surroundings. We felt very welcome and even as a guest in this home without classic, separated rooms, the stay was a good experience, as Anna Marie has a fine sense of both an interest in her guests while respecting guests' need for privacy.

The holidays in Barcelona were an attractiveness-tour focusing on the city's history and many attractions. Thus each day advanced as scheduled and was spent walking from the morning to the night. The daily kilometers of walking offered a special opportunity to get close to the pulse of the city and it's culture and featured unexpected experiences that cannot be planned and made the visit distinctive and memorable.

Day 1: Las Ramblas, La Boqueria, the Colombo's statue, the French railway station, the beach, the Riviera, the Ciutadella Parc, the Arc of Triumph, shopping center and Parc de Joan Miró.

Day 2: Camp Nou, Les Tres Torres, Sant Gervasi la Bonanova, Parc Güell, Casa Mila, the Cathedral, Paseo de Gracia

Day 3: Montjuïc, La fuente Magica, National Art Museum of Catalonia, Olympic Stadium of Barcelona, the Miró museum, Parc de l'Espanya Industrial, Sagrada Familia, El Born, El Raval and El Paralello, un area with seemingly many immigrants. Santa Maria del Mar. Anna Marie's house. La Fuente Magica (evening light show at Plaza Espanya)

Day 4: Tibidabo, Plaza del Tibidabo, El Born, Santa Maria del Mar, stop over in Anna Marie s house, La Fuente Magica (show in the evening at Plaza Espanya)

Day 5: Parc Güell, hydropower plant, the Olympic City, the Ciutadella Parc, at Anna Marie s home

Ireland June 2013

Beautiful apartment, great hostess, very comfortable. I felt welcome and well looked after. I had a busy three days i and enjoyed being able to come back to Annas oasis of calm at the end of each day.

Japan, June 2013

The Best place EVER for me by far!!! The best way to describe my experience in one word is "5 stars

B&B experience"

1. The house is super centrally located. Easy walking distance to Sants (Central station of BCN) and minutes to the main subways.

2. The house is remodelled from classic house into Ultra modern Danish style-Top end design house.

3. All facilities / bedding materials / bath room / kitchen appliances are all TOP-END brands. They are truly 5 Stars quality/function

4. Anna Marie is a "Super host" who offer a "Unique service" which cannot be found any place else. She cooks breakfast and dinner upon your requests. She puts all her heart and soul to pamper you with 5star-hotel quality meals (from my experience they all taste better than many 5 stars hotel/restaurants)

5. Neighbourhood is very safe and surrounded by traditional/modern shops ... for all you need. I

basically just relaxed and did not want to move for the whole week that I stayed with her because everything is there at Anna Marie's

6. Complete privacy in your private room, as the guest rooms are completely separated from the

common areas (kitchen/pool deck) and the host bedroom, so you can stay amongst yourselves with the room partition that separates you from the other side of the house.

7. Cleanliness is the best of all and most important to me. The host cleans every day the entire house to perfection. Ensure air circulation so all room do not have any bad smell left and feel fresh. I have never met any one who likes things cleaner than myself. This point STANDS out amongst all experience with places around the world.

I highly recommend Anna Marie's place for those who are

a. Well mannered / capable to communicate well with the host

b. Capable to accommodate / understand and respect with rules and hosts properties.

c. Those who like to find alternative home out of home experience with the super host who will pamper you and make your travel experience 5 star.

d. Suitable for 1 up to 6 group travellers. As there are 2 Kings Size beds with super quality mattresses and 2 single beds.

I am amazed with the experience I have had at her place. And cannot think of other places besides Anna Marie's if I should visit Barcelona again. Only problem is I would hope the place will be available for me again next time. Thank you again Anna Marie

Germany, June 2013

It was a really great holiday at Anna Marie's Loft in Barcelona. We were 6 guys doing sightseeing and visiting a music festival. The apartment is really stylish, great beds, additional bathroom and a pool to cool down after sightseeing. The next metro station is just 2-3 minutes away. Small, nice restaurants in the neighbourhood. Anna Marie is very caring about her guests. She made breakfast for us multiple times, does the shopping and also washed our cloth ;). If you have a question about transportation, restaurants, etc. she will always be a great support. She will also respect your privacy and if you want to sleep after a long night she is very quiet in the house and will not disturb you. We all had a really great stay and recommend the stylish loft of Anna Marie if you are looking for apartment with a caring host

France, May 2013

Anna Marie is a kind host and her place is stunningly presented. It was in a good location for trips to Montserrat and easy to get back to main areas of Barcelona. Anna Marie offers breakfast and makes sure everything is clean and tidied when you are out. It was a shame we didn't get to swim in the pool because we were too busy, but maybe next time! Thanks Marie.

Holland, May 2013

Again a great stay at Anna Marie's place. Even with two adults and four kids a fantastic oasis in busy Barcelona! Thanks so much for your hospitality we will certainly come back!

Holland, May 2013

This was our first home stay experience and it was a great one. Awesome place in a great location and a super host. We had a great stay in the great design apartment from Anna-Marie! Anna-Marie helped us to plan all the hotspots of Barcelona and specially the great restaurants! We recommend Anna Marie as a super host and she is especially great with kids. Our two like loved her! :-)

Switzerland, May 2013

Anna Marie is a lovely host who lives in a very stylish yet cosy apartment. We were a group of seven people sleeping there for three nights. With seven people occupying two rooms, it can get a little crowded. However, everyone enjoyed the stay very much. Anna Marie is the most welcoming host who is always happy to give you recommendations for places to eat or to see. I especially loved the beautiful little terrace where you can relax and maybe take a dip in the pool.

Hong Kong, USA May 2013

Anna Marie, the host is a caring person who is knowledgeable about Barcelona. Her house is great, clean and stylist! Highly recommend to travellers to Barcelona. 好好! 極力推介! 這是一間型格的屋, 屋主 很好人! 交通也很方便! Everything is exactly the same as shown in the pictures, and Anna-Marie is helpful in answering every questions (even before my arrival!!) The location is good (just 5 minutes walk from the nearest metro station). I stayed for 5 nights and I will definitely go back if I visit Barcelona . My boyfriend even said that he would book this place for honeymoon in the future. Thank you Anna Marie and all your lovely advices and everything you did during our stay.

Germany 2013

Anna Marie was lovely and welcoming! Would definitely stay there again. Everything was clean and very functional, with a really nice kitchen. The location is great, in a quiet neighbourhood, yet close to many, and in walking distance to the Camp Nou. Anna Marie is helpful for any question, has always good suggestions, and is a great source for any kind of stories. Even so she stays there you hardly notice her; as she puts it "respecting your privacy and peace". Overall a fantastic loft in a brilliant location. I would definitely recommend it to anyone traveling to Barcelona.

Holland, April 2013

Very nice and chip place to stay in Barcelona. Beautiful rooftop with cute swimming pool, stylish kitchen and dining room, warm and sunny terrace, the most important thing is lovely host ANNA! :) Thanks for her I don't need to worry about the travel schedule just wake up from the super comfortable and follow Anna's suggestions and u will have wonderful experiences and great restaurants and food in Barcelona! I would like to live in Anna's house again next time:)What a fantastic quiet place as a base to explore Barcelona. Anna Marie is really nice and helpful host, the apartment is like a boutique hotel. Thanks so much, it was exactly what we were looking for. We will certainly come back and recommend it to all our friends!

London, Spring 2013

Anna Marie was a truly wonderful host. My 8-year-old son and I spent the most fantastic week with her. Lovely house, interesting, authentic neighbourhood but it was Anna Marie who made it. And she has a real rapport with children. We met as strangers and parted as friends. I recommend her very highly, and we won't visit Barcelona again without seeing her. My son will write his own review. Great place to stay in Barcelona. The loft is in a quite small street, 10 minutes faraway with the metro from all the main attractions of this beautiful city. It is an impressing loft with beautiful furniture, with all comfort, you want to have. Anna Marie takes care about all your questions and wishes, she tries to help in every way. If you want to stay in quite, modern house, it is the perfect place to choose. With our sincere thanks to Anna Marie and her beautiful home.

Germany, February 2013

A perfect place and stay in Barcelona and highly recommended to everyone seeking a calm, spacious and beautifully designed and decorated place to stay in this lovely town. Here is a more detailed description: - location is good, not perfect though since a short cab ride (5-7 minutes) from the centre, the neighbourhood is nice and it is a very good place to relax after daily sightseeing's of Barcelona - house itself is beautiful with nice modern but still warm design and wonderfully decorated on three levels including a little courtyard and a rooftop terrace with small pool - what else do you want?! - 2 bedrooms suit perfectly well 4 people, linen & towels are soft and nice; bathroom is small but absolutely good enough with comfy shower - the owner is absolutely charming: very nice to talk to but also very discrete if you want your privacy - you just need to say it and it will happen - this also applies to breakfast (almost à la carte ;) ) and drinks, nibbles and even lunches or dinners if wanted - all in all the perfect host. To summarize it: must see/stay place in Barcelona. To everyone out there. Enjoy Anna Maria´s place and Barcelona

France, New Year's Eve 2012-13

The place is incredibly gorgeous!! Just have to see the pictures and Anna-Marie is just so amazing. She is an understanding person and helps us (we were 8 persons in total) and even if we spent only one night it was a success thanks to her. Good advises concerning what and where to see and her home made tapas (diner) was sooo amazing. My group and I were so surprised by the town and also by Anna-Marie, be sure that we will help you to have a pleasant stay at her beautiful place. I will recommend it to my family and friends and I can recommend the place to you. Do not hesitate

USA, November-December 2012 (2 months)

The flat of Anna Marie is spotless. It is also exquisitely decorated. Imagine a five star mid-century

modern boutique hotel with all of the amenities for an unimaginably low price. Anna Marie provides laundry and ironing services, Wi-Fi, daily coffee and tea, etc. She has a wealth of information about Barcelona sites, dos and don'ts. The neighbourhood is conveniently located to everything, but provides a respite from the usual tourist track. And Anna Marie? She is the Danish mother I never had. A tremendous caretaker and kindred spirit. If you are looking for that gem in Barcelona, you can truly look no further.

Switzerland, October 2012

I was guest with my 5 friends in Anna's place from October 26 to 30 (4 nights) 2012 and it was really really nice! The house is spacious, absolutely clean and very stylish. Anna's hospitality was world-class. She take care about their guests: Give lot of information about sightseeing and insider tips in Barcelona, spend a awesome breakfast with eggs, delicious Spanish ham, cheese, cava, etc., clean every day...she even wash your clothes, if you want. She has a big heart, is very friendly and helpful. I highly recommend this place, if you want a flat with a host. Thank you Anna Marie, it was a special experience for all of us. Take care. Cheers Marc & Friends

October 2012

Beautiful apartment with lots of space and in a great location. Anna Marie was very very helpful in giving ideas on what and how to see in Barcelona's best places. Thanks so much for such kind hospitality!

Canada, October 2012

I had the pleasure of staying for 6 nights with Anna Marie in Barcelona, along with my mother who was visiting Europe from Canada. I was a little concerned that my 80 year old mother would find the staying in a private home a idea strange and not like it, perhaps preferring a hotel, but after one day at Anna Marie's lovely home, she claimed that a home was "way better than any hotel"! I was relieved and happy to hear it and we thoroughly enjoyed our stay. Anna Marie takes great care of her guests; she even did our laundry for us!!! Thanks Anna Marie!

USA 2012

Anna Marie's home is absolutely amazing! It is situated on a very quiet street, but easy access to

everything. Her home was spotless, immaculate and flawless in design. Anna Marie herself took so much time in making sure that we had every needed detail of the area, transportation, what to see and do, etc. Her communication was flawless. Just a lovely, warm person to share the home with you! Thank you Anna Marie!

Norway, 2012

Anna Marie must be one of the best hosts in Barcelona. Her apartment is just beautiful, she always makes sure that everything is clean, tidy and cosy (She'll even iron your clothes if you ask nicely!). While being there, she always made sure to have breakfast ready, which obviously was highly appreciated after staying out all night. Also make sure that you ask Anna Marie for tips about nice places to eat, things to see - she will gladly make you lists, call you a taxi and book tables for you (very useful if you don't speak Spanish!). All in all, staying here won't disappoint you!

Germany, 2012

Anna Marie already was very helpful in advance and was available for all our questions. The apartment is really as in the pictures and very impressive, also the pool on the roof is a nice refreshment after a long day. Unfortunately the bedroom is just big enough for the bed and has no windows, but is ventilated with modern fans, Anna Marie makes sure to start every morning. The house is very modern and clean, equipped with everything you need. We really enjoyed our stay.

Spain, 2012

Anna Marie, es atenta i cuidadosa en todos los detalles. Un reflejo de lo que es la casa que esta decorada con mucho gusto, clase y personalidad. Desde luego recomendaria este sitio sin dudarlo!

France, 2012

Anna Marie has been a marvellous host! To our friends whom would like to spend an exceptional stay in Barcelona with help from a generous person with good advices, I recommend this super and very comfortable house. Right upon our arrival, Anna Marie took the time to make us tour of the local neighbourhood to show us the best places and help us with technical things like buying a SIM with unlimited data (although the house has a WIFI included), as Parisians we cannot survive an entire day without being connected, buy the metro/bus ticket-card while giving us various advices on different possibilities. The Sants area is very quiet and allows you to have some moments of relaxation and peace from the busy touristic areas. Still, you will find all you need here: tapas, restaurants, bars, icecream shops, pharmacy, supermarkets, fresh fruit, and fish from the market, charcutier.

France, 2012

The area is very well deserved by metro and busses from Plaza de Santa This host pays attention to all your needs program specific visits, showing us the best addresses to have a sandwich, tapas, local fish dishes or buying the best sea food from the local market.. Il est aussi très bien desservi par le métro et les bus depuis la Plaça Sants. Cette hôte est à vos petits soins ! Anna nous a bien souvent simplifié la vie. The room and the beds are very confortable. The kitchen is well equipped and allows you to cook a good meal if you like rest from restaurants. The pool is perfectly honourable to enjoy some fresh air in the often very hot barcelonian air. One of our best souvenirs was a delicisous little Danish breakfast served on the border of the pool. At the same time, the air-con and fans are set to meet your wishes. So in short, everything was perfect, a very beautiful house with inestimable design object (both working in arts, we could not be insensitive to so much good taste). A Danish host speaking perfectly French, English and Spanish to simplify your stay at the maximum, an extraordinary town with so many things to discover according to our tastes. We recommend this pretty corner of paradise and its adorable house host to experience an unforgettable trip. The Parisian sisters, Solène and Paola

(original text in French) :

Anna Marie a été une hôte merveilleuse ! A nos amis français qui souhaitent passer un séjour d'exception à Barcelone avec l'aide d'une personne généreuse et de bons conseils, je vous recommande cette superbe et très agréable maison. Dès le premier jour, Anna Marie a pris le temps de nous faire faire un tour de quartier pour nous montrer les "meilleurs spots" et nous dépanner sur des questions techniques : comme par exemple acheter une carte SIM avec un accès data illimité (bien que la maison soit équipée d'un accès Wi-Fi inclus, en tant que geek parisiennes, vivre sans communication durant la journée nous était impossible), acheter une

carte de transport en nous conseillant sur les différentes possibilités, etc. Le quartier est très calme et permet de profiter pleinement des moments de repos après la frénésie des visites touristiques. Cependant, vous y trouverez tout ce dont vous avez besoin : tapas, restaurants, bars, glaces, pharmacies, supermarchés, fruits frais, poissons du marché, charcutier... etc. Il est aussi très bien desservi par le métro et les bus depuis la Plaça Sants. Cette hôte est à vos petits soins ! Anna nous a bien souvent simplifié la vie : comme pour commander un taxi en pleine nuit pour l'aéroport ou à d'autres moments pour programmer des visites spécifiques, nous montrer les meilleurs endroits pour déguster des bocadillos, tapas, poissons traditionnels ou acheter les meilleurs fruits de mers au marché du quartier. La chambre et la literie sont très confortables. La cuisine est toute équipée et permet de se préparer un bon repas si vous souhaitez faire une pause avec les restaurants... La piscine est tout à fait honorable pour profiter d'un peu de fraîcheur dans la chaleur barcelonnaise si souvent étouffante (parmi l'une de nos meilleures expériences a été un délicieuplace petit déjeuner danois servi au bord de la piscine...). De même, la climatisation est réglée selon vos sensibilités... Bref tout a été parfait : une très belle maison avec des objets de design inestimables (travaillant dans l'Art, nous ne pouvions pas être insensibles à autant de bon goût), une hôtesse danoise parlant très bien français, anglais, espagnol, afin de vous simplifier la vie au maximum, une ville extraordinaire avec tant de choses à découvrir pour tous les goûts. Nous vous recommandons ce joli coin de paradis et son adorable maîtresse de maison pour vivre une expérience inoubliable ! Les soeurs parisiennes, Solène et Paola

July, 2012

Great apartment located in an authentic neighbourhood of Barcelona close to the city centre and the main attractions of Barcelona including La Sagrada Familia and Camp Nou. We had a tremendous time at Anna Maries exceptional place and the roof swimming pool is a nice touch in Barcelona's hot summer weather. I highly recommend this place and will for sure try to rent it again when I decide to go back to this city.

France, June 2012

Anna Marie a été une hôte formidable. En plus de nous faire partager son enthousiasme pour sa maison, son quartier et sa ville, elle a su trouver des solutions à tous nos problèmes. Nous ne la remercierons jamais assez pour ce week-end enthousiasmant à Barcelone dans un cadre exceptionnel. Une expérience à recommander à tous, sans modération !

France, May 2012

L'expérience de Barcelone avec Anna Marie est unique. On ne peut rêver d'un meilleur hôte. Anna Marie donne dès notre arrivée les clefs de la ville qui ce qui simplifie fortement le séjour. Les photos sont très fidèles à son appartement magique. Tout est propre calme et lumineux. A ne pas manquer le terrasse/piscine. Le quartier est très accessible (bus métro) à 2 pas de la place de Sants. Le vrai + de ce loft c'est Anna Marie elle même : discrète et très attentionnée avec tous, très bonne cuisinière, c'est sa gentillesse qui vous manquera le plus après votre départ.

Russia, May 2012

Wonderful host and great apartment, spacious place and a quiet location. Anna Marie was very supportive when we had few adventures in Barcelona. We've gained yet another friend during our trip which had a pantone of different emotions. Best Regards from Moscow

France, 2012

Accueil irréprochable, cadre somptueuplace, quartier hyper bien situé et Anna Marie d'un conseil avisé. On est une famille de 5 et on y retournera volontiers!

France, 2012

Staying at Anna Marie's place was a real pleasure! Her house is located in a quiet neighbourhood of Barcelona and it is easy to go to the city centre. The house itself is big, clean, bright, comfortable... everything you can expect from the pictures! Anna Marie is the kindest host you can find, she even prepared a tremendous breakfast for us on Saturday morning!

Germany, April 2012

My girlfriend, one other friend and me spent 8 nights at Anna Marie's beautiful townhouse and it was a truly great experience! The house has a relaxing atmosphere- it is spacious and very clean. We loved the outside space (roof top and the patio on the ground floor)! When we arrived, Anni welcomed us with cold beer/wine and some healthy snacks :) She is a really caring host! We recommend very very highly! We are still in contact with her and she offers her help whenever she can! THANK YOU so much!!

South Korea, February 2012

Very comfortable, clean and cool house. And host is very kind. There's no more word for house. this is very nice place. I had very good experience at this place. thank you Anna and I recommend for my Korean friend. 스페인 바르셀로나에 처음 가보는지라 좀 고생했었습니다만, 안나 마리의 집에서 정말 편하게 있을 수 있었구요. 한국으로 치면 1층에서 침대 2개가 있는 거실과 침대 1개가 있는 침실을 이용할 수 있는 것 입니다. 주인인 안나 마리는 정말로 친절하고 정이 많은 사람 입니다. 혹시라도 바르셀로나를 여행한다면 이 집에서 정말 편하게 지내시길 권해드리고 싶습니다. 교통도 편리하고 보시는대로 집도 깨끗하고 아주 조용한 곳입니다. 추천드릴게요.

USA NY, December 2011

Anna Marie is a great host! We enjoyed our stay at Anna Marie's home immensely. She takes great pride in her home and it really shows. Her home is very clean and everything we needed to make your stay comfortable was available. (The availability of a washer and dryer was very helpful) Anna Marie took the time to provide detailed itinerary suggestions and restaurants to eat. We corresponded for several weeks before I arrived and she was very patient in explaining everything (her home, neighbourhood, and other details). She also took great care to follow-up to make sure everything was going smoothly during our stay. When we arrived early in the morning (8:30am), she welcomed us with open arms and took the time to show us the neighbourhood (markets, buses, metro, bars, and restaurants). She even offered to cook us a typical Catalonian pica-pica dinner one night. We paid for the cost of the groceries and Anna Marie went shopping. It was a great meal! When we come back to Barcelona, we will definitely stay at Anna Marie's apartment again.

France, October 2011

I spent three nights at Anna Marie townhouse and it was a fantastic experience. The house is amazing and it looks just like the photos, design, spacious and very clean. It is in the heart of Barcelona. Anna is a really thoughtful host and everything you need is provided for. Would recommend many times over!

USA, October 2011

Wonderful loft style town home with charming owner! Fantastic location near Sants metro stop and easy bus ride down to Barceloneta beach. The house is comfortable and very very clean. Nice outdoor spaces and super quiet. You couldn't ask for a better stay in Barcelona!

Size Sleeps up to 6, 1 bedrooms
Nearest beach Barcaloneta, metro 38 mn., bus 45 mn, taxi 15 mn. 5 km
Will consider Corporate bookings, Short breaks (1-4 days)
Access Car not necessary
Nearest travel links Nearest airport: Taxi 20 minutes approx. 25-30 euro 15 km, Nearest railway: Central train station SANTS 5-10 mn walk 1 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, Staffed property
General Central heating, Air conditioning, Satellite TV, Wi-Fi available
Standard Hair dryer
Utilities Fridge
Rooms 1 bedroom, 1 bathrooms of which 1 Shower rooms, Solarium or roof terrace
Furniture Single beds (2), Dining seats for 12, Lounge seats for 2
Other Linen provided, Towels provided
Outdoors Balcony or terrace, Private garden

The Costa Brava/Catalonia/Barcelona region

SIGHTSEEING - RESTAURANTS

Your host will provide you with her own 4-5 pages personal suggestions of where to go and what to see - buildings, districts, shops, tapas-bars and restaurants. Even within a few days you can discover a lot of Barcelona without being stressed and leave town feeling that you saw the essential.

TRANSPORT TIME TO POPULAR PLACES

The loft is well connected with the two main metro lines and two bus lines around the corner. The central stain station is 10 minutes walk away. Example of distance times in metro from the doorstep of the house: SAGRADA FAMILIA 12 minutes. BEACH 30 minutes. LAS RAMBLAS from the COLOMBUS statue 20 minutes. LAS RAMBLAS from Plaza Catalonia 10 minutes. EL BORN 20 minutes. CASA MILA (LA PEDRERA) 15 minutes. PARC GUËLL 35 minutes. Distance to metros and bus is from 50 to 200 meter (164 to 656 feet).

Barcelona

LOCATION

10 minutes from the tourist area, you will find yourself in a quiet, authentic and pleasant neighbourhood, with a friendly, calm and safe village atmosphere with excellent food stores, bars, restaurants, shops, playgrounds and small nightclubs.

NEXT DOOR – SHOPPING OR EATING OUT

If you wish, we can walk in the surrounding streets to see my favourite food stores, bars, restaurants and I can give you tips about metro and bus transport, buying transport tickets and stamps, getting a prepaid local SIM card, which I can also buy in advance for you along with transport tickets, water, fruits, CAVA, Iberic organic ham, etc.

Mention me as “La Danesa Anna” everywhere and you risk a better treat.

• Excellent bakery & coffee shop a minute away open from 6 a.m. to 9 p.m. the whole year round (Sants 147) next to a book-store named VICKY

• Next door, at Calle Tenor Masini to your left on the same pavement, a good Italian restaurant has a take-away counter. Closed Sunday and Monday. The Italian owner Guiacomo and his Catalan wife, María Angel, are adorable. I have the menu at home and we can call to order a delivery; they speak Italian and Spanish.

• EL PRACTIC, next to my doorstep. The owner and cook has worked with one of the famous Bulli's cooks.

• Opposite my door, the indispensable Internet shop selling cold water, Coca Cola, Fanta, all sorts of chocolates and chips along with printer service and computer access. Open approx. 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. all year round. Do you have more printing than a page or two, give it to me on a USB stick or email it to me and I can have it printed in a cheaper and better quality.

• Next to the Internet shop have your hair set in curls or have a brushing for 7.20 Euro by Gloria. Impeccable and unbeatable prices for waxing from nose to toes, pedicure and manicure. Here you will see “old-days-Barcelona”. Two blocks away, Toni makes exquisite haircuts for approx. 30 Euro. Ask me for the address at call Joan Güell, opposite the metro. On Wednesdays another tiny and also very friendly hairdresser offers a brushing for 11 Euro (3 minutes away) instead of 18 Euro.

• One block away a small bar-restaurant “Bodega” serves good and cheap breakfast & lunch, open 8.30 a.m. to 8 p.m. (Panissars 30); if a FC Barcelona match is on, do not miss the atmosphere here, closed Sunday – unless there is a football match. The locals are hanging out here or at the bar at the other end of the street “Petit Bar”. Leaving my house, turn right, then right again immediately to calle Cardó and second street is Panissars.

• At the other end of the same street (Panissars no. 2 bis), a tiny bar “Petit Bar” serves cheap beers and sandwiches 1 p.m. to 10 p.m. Nice and friendly atmosphere in the evenings. Closed on Sunday and sometimes open on Saturday. Depends on the owner Marta's mood.

• Opposite this bar, there is a good Basque tapas restaurant (also entrance from Sants 146).

• At the end of Tenor Masini, almost on the corner of Sants, a nearly invisible restaurant on the left serves grilled meat and vegetables.

• Supermarket Mercadona 9.15 a.m. to 9.15 p.m. Monday to Saturday (Sants 200) 1 minute walk

• Cross the Sants street from Mercadona, go to the left and visit the corner tapas-pastry bar BraCafé open early morning to late night with tapas, pastries and plates. If a tapas plate looks a bit “I have sit here more than an hour” just ask for a fresh one. Very kind personnel.

• There are several more specialised food shops, one better than the other, not to mention the huge, old market which has opened in July 2014 upon 5 years of refurbishing.

I will precise the below addresses:

Cross the traffic light at Sants – you are in Calle Medina. Coffee shop on your left – torrefaction on place! Order the milling for BODUM manual coffee maker.

After the small cross road, after the café, small “traiteur” – delicious, home made food.

At the cross road, go right to Street Cxxxx – next left corner: THE BEST ham and cheese place I know.

Further down next Street, also on the left: do no buy fruits and vegetables other places than here.

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28 Apr 2014

5/5

"Superb quiet loft in authentic and lively area"

We had a great time in this house! We were very warmly welcomed by the house owner - Anne, who lives in the house as well. Anne shows you all the delicious shops in the neighbourhood and offers to cook for you or prepare breakfast, IF you wish. She told us she even babysits, may you come with small kids and wish to have an evening out just by the two of you. That would have been great – some years ago…… (our children are 16 and 14).
Anne makes you feel at home immediately and fully respects your privacy. The house is beautifully designed, with great Danish furniture, paintings and very comfortable king size beds and lounge chairs. The house has a beautiful roof terrace and patio, with even a small swimming pool.
The house is located in a neighbourhood just off the tourist tracks of Barcelona, so you can still get a local feel. Several nice restaurants around the corner. A quiet And this all just two metro stops away from the Plaza Espana. The Metro is within 2 mins walk, the Sants train station only 8 mins away. Very practical if you want to go to the superb beaches south of Barcelona, such as Sitges.
We have been in Barcelona several times, and we never found such a quiet place. Great after a day in the city buzz.
When we return to Barcelona this will be our choice to stay! Because we never found such a great place (– and certainly not for that price…).

Fam. Joosten

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