“Authentic and charming spanish style (big) house” My first impression of the area where this house is located was that it was like Hollywood Hills (California) just the spanish way.
I was looking for a relaxing place but close to Barcelona. Its important for me that I can bring my dog and go for beautiful walks on my vacation. This is possible here.
I felt at home especially because I/we got a warm greeting from the house owner Christina.
Christina seems like a very easy-going person who made me feel very relax, comfortable and welcome - she was helpful with all kinds of things like where to get organic produce and find good walks with my beloved four legged friend.
The house is clean and feel very homey and cosy.
There is a BIG kitchen in the shady area of the house with a big round table in the middle and a door right out to a beautiful patio with a big Mulberry three (ate a lot of them while I was there) very cosy spanish style (very much how I dream of spain).
A living room with two couches downstairs an a room with a double bed and upstairs a bright area with three rooms (two of the rooms goes out to big a balcony).
The house is surrounded with garden and different leveled balconies and the place is airy so it wont get too hot.
Outside there is shady places to take a nab and sunny places to tan...over all - this is a house where bigger families can stay with out getting on each others nerves easily.
There is a great park near (Collserola Park).
Train to Barcelona just a few minutes walk away (takes 15-20 min ride to get to Barcelona).
What I look for en a vacation rental:
I want cleanness but not a chemical bomb (this place didn't smell of chlorine like some hotels).
I want privacy and not a owner who comes running by or I feel kept under observation
(there was a phone in the house you could call Christina - perfect for me).
I want to feel welcome (I did).
I want charm and authentic over luxury tourism (it was indeed).
Every thing I looked for was here.
I will say if you're coming straight from the airport its easier to take the train than car - if you do come by car make sure you have a good GPS and that you tell Christina to give you good information about how to find the place.
Parking is not a problem.