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Centric Boutique at the Beach – Home 253103 Apartment

  • 2 bedrooms
  • 5 sleeps
  •  min stay varies
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Centric Boutique at the Beach – Home 253103

Excellent 5/5 Excellent – based on 72 reviews

  • Apartment
  • 2 bedrooms
  • 5 sleeps
  •  min stay varies

Apartment / 2 bedrooms / 1 bathroom / sleeps 5

Key Info

  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.1 km
  • Child friendly
  • Car not necessary
  • Air conditioning
  • No pets allowed

Description from owner

Description

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

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

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.

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.

Location description from owner

The Catalonia 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!!

Barcelona

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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Families

  • Great for children of all ages
  • No pets allowed
  • Cot available
  • High chair available

Bed & bathroom

  • 1 Double Bed, 1 Sofa Bed, 1 Single Bed, 1 Cot available
  • 1 Family bathroom

Amenities

  • Wi-Fi available
  • Air conditioning
  • Shared garden
  • Balcony or terrace
  • Sea view
  • Internet access
  • Central heating
  • Cooker
  • Fridge
  • Freezer
  • Microwave
  • Toaster
  • Kettle
  • Dishwasher
  • Washing machine
  • Clothes dryer
  • Iron
  • High chair available
  • TV
  • Video player
  • DVD player
  • CD player
  • Hair dryer
  • Linen provided
  • Towels provided

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Access

  • Parking
  • Secure parking
  • Lift access
  • Accessible for wheelchair users — please contact the owner for details before booking

Policies

Payment
This owner does not use online booking. Please contact them and they will be able to offer you a secure way to pay for your stay. Never pay for your holiday rental by wire transfer (such as Western Union or Moneygram) as this type of payment is untraceable.
Smoking
No smoking at this property
Cancellation policy
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About the owner

David M
Response rate:
80%
Calendar updated:
27 Sep 2016
Years listed:
4
Based in:
Spain

Languages spoken: English, French, Spanish, German


This Apartment has 2 bedrooms, 1 bathroom and sleeps 5. It’s been listed on Holiday Lettings since 31 Jul 2012. Located in Barcelona, it has 72 reviews with an overall rating of 5. The average weekly rate is £905.

The Owner has a response rate of 80% and the property’s calendar was last updated on 27 Sep 2016.

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“Excellent apartment, would highly recommend”

Reviewed 18 Apr 2016

We have just returned from a week's stay in Barcelona at David's apartment. The apartment is superbly equipped and located near a tube, bus and tourist bus stop with a very short ride into the city. The beach is a 5-10 minute walk across the street and has a nice cafe where we spent a few relaxing mornings. David was really helpful and arranged a taxi to and from the airport. Overall we would highly recommend and hope to go back.

“Séjour PARFAIT”

Reviewed 6 Mar 2016

Nous avons séjourné ma femme et moi dans cet appartement pendant 10 jours au mois de Février 2016. Et nous avons fait confiance aux avis de la communauté de TripAdvisor pour orienter notre choix. Et ce choix était EXCELLENT. L’appartement est tout simplement magnifique. L’intérieur : RIEN à reprocher. A notre arrivée, l’appartement était d’une propreté irréprochable. Et surtout ultra équipé. Grande cuisine avec absolument tout ce qu’il vous faut : machines à café, lave-linge, sèche-linge, grand réfrigérateur, cuisinière avec four, micro-ondes, lave-vaisselle, produits de nettoyage, etc. Bref, tout ce dont vous aurez besoin, comme si vous étiez chez vous. Et en plus : corbeille de fruits, eau, café, bouteille de vin, et autres petites attentions très appréciables étaient généreusement offerts à notre arrivée par David, le propriétaire. Le salon et les deux chambres étaient également superbes comme sur les photos, décorés avec gout (Nous avons adoré la déco) et disposant de beaucoup de rangements et d’un grand confort pour partager des moments de convivialité : Literie, draps, couvertures, télé, un large choix de chaines TV (si vous avez le temps pour ça), excellent Internet et Wifi, une collection de DVD… La salle de bain était également très pratique : serviettes propres, produits d’hygiène. Tout était parfait, avec grande baignoire et surtout très propre. Une terrasse ou vous pouvez déguster votre café matinal avec belle vue sur un jardin. Le voisinage était calme et respectueux. Autre atout : L’emplacement. Tout est à quelques minutes à pieds. La station de métro de la ligne 4 (On n’a pas eu besoin durant tout notre séjour d’utiliser autres moyens de transport que le métro), la plage, plusieurs commerces, cafés, restaurants, un grand et joli centre commercial (Diagonal Mar) est à 10 minutes à pied… L’entourage est calme est surtout sécurisé. Mais le vrai point fort de cet appartement est son propriétaire : David. Depuis le tout premier mail échangé, il s’est toujours montré présent et a toujours répondu à nos messages en un rien de temps. A notre arrivée, après nous avoir fait visiter l’appart, il a passé deux heures ou plus à tout nous expliquer : du transport aux différentes activités à faire absolument ou à éviter. C’était notre premier voyage à Barcelone et les conseils de David nous ont été d’une grande utilité pour dresser le planning de notre séjour. Le mec connait la ville comme sa poche et il a pris le soin et le temps de faire un guide pour ses invités ou il a transmis toute sa passion et son amour pour Barcelone. Conseil : prenez le temps de consulter ce guide car vous y trouverez des astuces et des recommandations vraiment très pratiques et introuvables sur les guides classiques. Toujours avec le sourire et la bonne humeur, David se soucie vraiment du confort de ses invités et a vraiment pensé à tout dans son appartement : du café aux parapluies au cas où il pleuvrait. On a apprécié le fait qu’il demande de nos nouvelles durant le séjour pour voir si tout va bien et il a fait preuve d’une grande générosité en nous emmenant à des endroits simplement magiques et inoubliables. En quittant Barcelone, nous avions le sentiment d’y laisser un très bon ami. Barcelone est une superbe ville. Les locations de vacances n’y manquent pas. Vous avez même l’embarras du choix. Mais David est un hôte extraordinaire et c’est ce qui fait toute la différence. Alors nous vous recommandons cette location comme nous l’avons déjà recommandé à nos familles amis et collègues. Nous retournerons chez David sûrement un jour avec plaisir.

“An excellent city based apartment with an outstanding owner!”

Reviewed 2 Nov 2015

I visited Barcelona with my wife and two boys aged 10 and 7 recently. It was my wife and I's first visit to the city in over 18 years! We chose David's apartment because of its location, close to the sea, quiet and safe neighborhood, close to transport into the centre and also of course because it looked so great. It lived up to all those expectations and more. More because of David's keen interest in making sure our stay in Barcelona was the best it could possibly be. I don't know what David's prior working life details are but if he wasn't a concierge at some point I would be very surprised. I would without hesitation recommend to stay here and when we return I will be sure to give David a call! Martin

“Perfect location perfect apartment great holiday”

Reviewed 21 Aug 2015

We went on a family holiday to Barcelona picked David's apartment and couldn't have chosen any better. Perfect location, perfect apartment, perfect weather, perfect holiday. David was also the most helpful, accommodating owner I've met. Highly recommend Sea Elegance apartments as a place to stay in Spain you wont be disappointed.

“Go for it! It's amazing!”

Reviewed 17 Aug 2015

My husband and I together with two kids (2 and 6 years) had a great stay in the biginning of May at David's apartment. First of all, the apartment is beautiful. It is in a great district close to remarkable restaurants, great shopping and the beach. It has everything a mother should need. Including a baby bath, potty, a step for the sink, a high chair, etc. There were some wet wipes as well. The kitchen has everything you might dream of. Including three I think coffee makers. David had a bag of some terrific coffee for us. He also bought us some fresh pasties to greet us and a bottle of wine. It was just what we needed after the flight. David spent enormous amount of time on explaining everything to us - including where to go sightseeing, how to get to places and other. He also prepared a brochure on where to go and what to do in Barcelona and vicinities. I hope you enjoy your stay in David's apartment. It was amazing.

“Good location for beach and city”

Reviewed 10 Aug 2015

We were a family of five and the apartment suited us down to the ground as it was ideally located. The teenagers could get to the beach while we strolled down to the local coffee shops and restaurants. The apartment was clean and well kitted out with everything a holiday maker needs and the owner very helpful - loads of local knowledge. If we return to Barcelona we would be very happy to stay in this apartment again.

“PERFECT SPOT FOR OUR BARCELONA FAMILY VACATION / LUGAR PERFECTO PARA VACACIONES FAMILIARES EN BARCELONA”

Reviewed 9 Aug 2015

We are so happy we found David and his place at Poble Nou in Barcelona.. Great apartment, great location close to everything only steps away from a metro station, only blocks away from a very nice mall , easy access to everything, It is a place with all you need for a perfect stay, quiet and clean, David makes sure to make you feel very welcome, gives you tips to see the city and has the basics at the apartment so you dont have to rush off to the market as soon as you get there... When I go back to Barcelona , I will make sure to stay at Sea Elegance again.!! Estamos muy satisfechos con nuestra experiencia en Barcelona, El apartamento de David es el sitio perfecto para visitar la ciudad, esta cerca a todo, supermercados, restaurantes centro comercial, y si tienes tiempo la playa esta a una cuadra; para llegar al centro de la ciudad solo hay que caminar 2 cuadras a la estacion del metro tomar la linea y en 10 minutos estas alli...David es muy amable, nos espero en el apartamento, nos dio tips importantes para ver la ciudad y con su gran libro de Barcelona fue muy facil encontrar sitios interesantes y restaurantes con muy buena comida... David tenia lo necesario en el apartamento para no tener que salir corriendo al mercado a nuestra llegada y ademas un vino de bienvenida exquisito.. Sin duda, la proxima vez que visitemos Barcelona este sera el apartamento ideal., Muy recomendado!! Gracias David por todas tus atenciones!!

“Fantastic place to stay in Barcelona!!”

Reviewed 5 Jul 2015

Our family of 5 (including 3 teenagers) stayed at this apartment the end of May 2015. We couldn’t have been happier with the apartment. The apartment is just as beautiful as it looks in the photos. This was our first trip from the United States to Europe. We found that paying cash at the time of check in is common. We had no issues or problems at this apartment and absolutely loved it. It was more convenient and cheaper than the other places that we stayed in Europe, plus it was right near a beautiful beach. At the time we arrived, David greeted us outside of the apartment at our taxi. He took us up to the apartment and gave us the tour. He provided snacks (including fresh fruit) and beverages, which we really appreciated. He provided us tourist information and showed us transportation maps of the city. He has a very detailed book organized that explains public transportation and places to visit. He showed us several places that you can’t read about in the typical guide books that were much better than the touristy places (which we went to also). This information is priceless. He also checked on us a few days into our trip and actually drove us around the city. We felt very safe and secure in the apartment and in the area. We have stayed at several VRBO rentals in the past, but he was the best host and most helpful of any that we have ever had. He even had a cab arranged to take us to the airport. The apartment was very comfortable for our family and had everything we needed. The wifi worked great. The apartment was spacious and was very clean, which we noticed right away. There are plenty of towels and the kitchen is stocked with cooking utensils, etc. There is a large closet next to the bedrooms for storing our belongings. The apartment is in a very convenient location. The beach is an easy 5 minute walk from the apartment! The beach was great and we went there every day. There were beach, washer and dryer, nice TV (which we were so busy that we didn’t use much). The subway is a very quick walk and the best way to get around town. There are many restaurants and a grocery store within close walking distance. We paid for the 2 day hop on hop off bus (which has a stop very close), but didn’t use it the second day as we found the subway more convenient. With any future travel to Barcelona, we would return to this rental without hesitation. We’ve strongly recommended it to the rest of our family and friends. The only regret we have is not staying longer.

“Perfect Stay!”

Reviewed 28 Jun 2015

We stayed at David’s flat for a weekend in late May. The apartment was even more beautiful than the pictures. David was prompt in all communication from my first enquiry, throughout our stay and to check out on the last day. He answered all our queries, no matter how trivial. The flat was a home away from home, every little need was taking care of. My main concern when staying in any apartment is whether it will have the facilities I’d expect from a good hotel room, ironing boards, hair-dryer etc. I needn't have worried David had thought of everything – even beach towels! The bedrooms were both very stylish and we slept wonderfully on the comfy beds – helped by the blinds that kept it dark and cool allowing for a good night’s rest. We used the kitchen regularly, all kinds of pots and pans were available, condiments were supplied so we had no trouble whipping up delicious meals to be enjoyed on the lovely balcony. When David welcomed us to the apartment there were nibbles and a chilled bottle of wine waiting for us to enjoy. In the morning there was a coffee maker to use and a fresh bag of ground coffee to help us get ready for the day. The living room was absolutely gorgeous, you could see David has put a lot of love into the place and we all agreed he should work in interior design! The couches were cosy and we had a relaxing time watching the cable/satellite TV – you could switch between English and Spanish if the base programme was originally English. There was a Bluetooth speaker and we paired our devices with it so we could listen to music of our choice whilst getting ready in the morning – wifi was also provided which was a big perk! David provided a packed guidebook to the area that he had obviously dedicated a lot of time to putting together. It was full of recommendations for things to do, sites to see and great places to eat – it’s only a shame that we weren't there for longer in order to do more of them! We loved being so near the beach and having the towels, umbrellas, sunscreen etc. all provided for us. All in all we had an amazing trip. This was my 7th time staying in an apartment in Barcelona and it was by far the best apartment I have ever stayed at. I cannot recommend this place highly enough. Beautiful place, helpful host – what’s not to love!!

“Bel appartement bien situé.”

Reviewed 2 May 2015

Nous recommandons ce très bel appartement pour une famille ou un couple. Il est idéalement situé (10 minutes à pied du métro et des magasins). Les photos internet sont conformes à la réalité. C'est un logement agréable, bien équipé et sécurisé (parking, ascenseur). Le propriétaire donne tous les renseignements nécessaires pour faire une visite complète de Barcelone ainsi que les bonnes adresses (restaurants, tapas...). De plus; il est disponible et nous a très bien reçu (vin, gâteaux, fruits...). Nous avons passé un excellent séjour d'une semaine sans avoir à nous soucier de rien. Foncez pour cette location !.

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