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ES553877

Barcelona, Spain

we live here, behind the Catalan History Museum.

we live here, behind the Catalan History Museum.

the beach 5 min walking

the beach 5 min walking

we live here, behind the Catalan History Museum. the beach 5 min walking
Platinum

Member since

2012


Open for exchange
Exchange dates Duration
October 08, 2021 - October 12, 2021 4 days

within Spain, or the south of France

December 23, 2021 - January 09, 2022 1 weeks

We can't confirm exact dates yet but we'd love to receive suggestions, especially from snowy places. Barcelona is usually warm and sunny on these dates, compared to cold places. If you are brave, you can even swim in the sea.

5min 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 10 year old boy, Lionel.

We live in a nice 100 m2 flat in Barceloneta, the old fishermen quarter, just in the city center, 5min walking to the beaches, and at a walking distance of almost every interesting places to visit in Barcelona.

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 (single bed+trundle bed), and a double master room, it is suitable for two grown ups and one or two children. There is a folding bed (on request) so it is possible to sleep one more people. Not just as comfortable. 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. At the moment we do not have pets but we take care of 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.
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 13 successful house exchanges with Intervac families from Spain, France, Italy, The Netherlands, Austria an Sweden. 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

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Our Family

  • 2 Adults
  • 1 Children
  • 14 Exchanges made

Occupation

  • musician
  • actress

Our Home

  • House Type: Flat
  • Floor: 1
  • Environment: In the city
  • Bedrooms: 2
  • Bathrooms: 2
  • Sleeping Capacity: 4
  • Living Area: 100 m2
  • Total Area: 110 m2

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In my house

  • Pets - Not allowed
  • Small children - Allowed

Exchange Types

  • Home exchange
  • Hospitality exchange

Indoor

  • Free internet access
  • Computer available
  • Air conditioning
  • Central heating
  • Baby equipment
  • Toys and games
  • Washing machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Television

Outdoor

  • Balcony
  • Park / playground
  • Bicycles: 1

Facilities

  • No smoking
  • Lift/Elevator
  • Use/Exchange of car
  • Seclusion/Privacy
  • Pet care wanted

Our Destination Wish List

  • Open for all offers
  • France
  • Sardinia, Italy
  • Basque Country, Spain
  • Aragon, Spain
  • Morocco
  • Spain
  • Portugal
  • Denmark
  • Sweden
  • Alps
  • Italy
  • Swiss Alps, 6780 Airolo, Switzerland
  • Province of Trento, Italy
  • Lombardy, Italy
  • Piedmont, Italy
  • Aosta, Aosta Valley, Italy

Spoken Languages

  • English
  • Français
  • Español

Occupation

  • musician
  • actress

Children

  • Boy - Age: 10

Pets

  • We do not have pets.

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, 10 years, loves any offer to play, specially Lego, Playmoblil and any car. 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.

Lifestyle

We like traveling, nature, animals, cinema, theatre, music, reading, skiing, walking, cycling, swimming, cooking, playing, learning, sharing, having good times with friends & family.

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