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8min walking to the beaches! 100m2 apartment in Barceloneta, the old fishermen quarter of Barcelona.
Dear Intervac friends,
We are a family of three, Rafel, Chantal and our 11 year old boy, Lionel.
We live in a nice 100 m2 flat in Barceloneta, the old fishermen quarter, in the historical center, 5min walking to the beaches, and at a walking distance to almost all places of interest.
Typical apartments in this area are very small, they are called "quarter of flats", usually between 25 and 40m2, in narrow streets, narrow buildings, steep stairways, charming, but not that confortable to live in. We are fortunate enough to leave in one of the "luxurious" buildings of la Barceloneta, the construction is from 1903, Chantal's great great grandfather was the entrepreneur constructor and her family still owns the hole building that has been renovated several times. We have no vis à vis. In front, a small green area and behind that, the beautiful red brick stone building of the Catalunya History Museum and the marina.
It's a sunny flat with a cosy child ensuite room, a double master room and a guest room (single bed+trundle bed) it is comfortable for 4, can accommodate up to 5 people. The apartment has two bathrooms, kitchen and a 30 m2 living room with views to a green aerea. There is also a small patio. The apartment is confy and has all amenities, including air conditioning and mosquito nets, high speed wifi and international satellite 50"tv. For coffee lovers there is a Nespresso coffemaker. It's a non smoking apartment but you are welcome to smoke in the patio. In Lionel's room you will find a lot of toys according to his age.
We have had a cat for 15 years that unfortunately died in July 2021. Since we currently have no other pets, yours are welcome as long as they are not noisy or bothersome to our neighbours. We can also take care ouf your pets and garden with great pleasure.
Even thought we live in a building with a quiet community of neigbourgs, our apartment is in the heart of the city, if you are used to total silence you may find it somewhat noisy. The bedrooms are on the inside of the block and are quiet.
In Barcelona you can, on one hand, enjoy its 4km of beach and, on the other, enjoy the enormous cultural and gastronomic offer of our city.
Our son is allergic to dust mites. We can not stay in places with many carpets, blankets, tapestries or in general in spaces where there are many objects that can accumulate dust. :-(
We like to swap with clean and well mantained houses, like ours :-) We are very respectful of the home of others and we leave everything clean and tidy.
So far, we have had 14 successful house exchanges with Intervac families from Spain, France, Italy, The Netherlands, Austria, Sweden and Ireland. We love this way of traveling. Several times we exchanged cars as well and it has been very convenient. We have a 2006 Hyundai Santa Fe to offer. If you travel and we travel by plane, we can agree to leave it at the airport for you to pick it up.
We will answer all the suggestions, please feel free to ask any extra information you may need.
You can email in catalan, spanish, french and english, we understand italian and portuguese aswell but we are not able to write it.
We hope you will be interested in our place!
Rafel, Chantal and Lionel
- 2 Adults
- 1 Children
- 17 Exchanges made
- House Type: Flat
- Floor: 1
- Environment: In the city
- Bedrooms: 3
- Bathrooms: 2
- Sleeping Capacity: 5
- Living Area: 100 m2
- Total Area: 110 m2
In my house
- Pets - Allowed
- Small children - Allowed
- Home exchange
- Hospitality exchange
- Free internet access
- Computer available
- Air conditioning
- Central heating
- Baby equipment
- Toys and games
- Washing machine
- Park / playground
- Bicycles: 1
- No smoking
- Use/Exchange of car
- Pet care wanted
Our Destination Wish List
- Open for all offers
- Sardinia, Italy
- Basque Country, Spain
- Aragon, Spain
- Swiss Alps, 6780 Airolo, Switzerland
- Province of Trento, Italy
- Lombardy, Italy
- Piedmont, Italy
- Aosta, Aosta Valley, Italy
- Boy - Age: 12
- Pets are NOT welcome in our home
About Our Family
We are a family of three, Rafel, musician and instrumentalist's coordinator at the dance high school in Barcelona, Chantal, actress, plays regularly in theatre, and Lionel, 12 years, loves any offer to play, specially Lego, Playmoblil and Nintendo Switch. The three of us like traveling. Sometimes Chantal's best friend or Lionel's cousin can join us. We are all well-behaved, clean, tidy and reliable house-swoppers. So far we had 13 pleasant exchanges and we love this way of travelling. We take care of pets and gardens with pleasure. We love animals, we have a lot of experience taking care of cats.
We like traveling, nature, animals, cinema, theatre, music, reading, skiing, walking, cycling, swimming, cooking, playing, learning, sharing, having good times with friends & family.
This member has completed 17 home exchanges. Those referenced below may contain feedback/impression from its exchange partners:
Sallent de Gállego, SpainES2594
TRALEE, COUNTY KERRY, IrelandIE7071
This was a wonderful exchange. We arranged flights to suit both members and everything was made easy, such as using cars. The family's parents met us at the airport with keys. We always knew there was a family member nearby in the apartment if we needed help. we have been to Barcelona several times and this location is outstanding. The apartment is beautiful and the family were lovely.
Santo Stefano Belbo, ItalyIT48322
Splendida famiglia con cui si è subito instaurato un ottimo scambio di informazione su come trascorrere al meglio il nostro soggiorno. La loro casa è molto accogliente e in ottima posizione per visitare Barcellona.