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Black Sands Ivory Skies

  • 5 guests

  • 3 bedrooms

  • 2 bathrooms

  • sq/ft

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Situated in Barcelona’s vibrant Eixample Dreta neighbourhood, this sumptuously stylish apartment offers an alluring retreat for you and your cohort. You can feel the city’s eclectic energy from the private balcony, which is a prime spot to revitalise after a day of perusing the Paseo de Gracia and Rambla Catalunya, a stone’s throw from your apartment. Combining influences of the Saharan Desert with Catalonian concepts, this space exudes elegance with its magnetic ambience and a rich yet muted colour scheme. Sip your morning coffee on the balcony, overlooking the buzzy streets below, before stepping out to soak up Gaudi’s architectural masterpieces – take a short stroll over to visit Casa Batlló and Casa Milà, then hop on the metro to see the impressive Sagrada Familia. If you’re not dining in one of the city’s eclectic tapas bars, enjoy a mood-lit dinner in your mid-century-style dining room before spinning a record and clinking glasses of orange wine in the slick living room.


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What to expect


Highlights

Explore Gaudi's majestic architecture in your neighbourhood, starting with Casa Mila

Explore Gaudi's majestic architecture in your neighbourhood, starting with Casa Mila

Share intimate meals around the mid-century-style dining table

Share intimate meals around the mid-century-style dining table

Wake up blissfully before stepping out onto your balcony for coffee

Wake up blissfully before stepping out onto your balcony for coffee

Put a vinyl on the record player and set the tone to your evening

Put a vinyl on the record player and set the tone to your evening

Hit send on that OOO email from the sleek desk space

Hit send on that OOO email from the sleek desk space

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Home truths

    This home is in a central spot, so noise is to be expected

    There's a desk here if you need to catch up on some work during your stay

    The entrance to this home is shared with the building's other residents

    Parking in Barcelona can be tricky, so we recommend sticking to the easily accessible public transport where possible – though we think the best way to explore the city is on foot

    This host requires your check-in to be within 3-5 days from when the last booking ends. If you are unsure if your dates will work or for help finding alternatives, please contact our Matchmaking Team.

    Please note that the building amenities such as the pool and gym may have specific hours of operation and might not be available year-round.

About this stay


Amenities

Desk

Laptop friendly workspace

Wi-fi

Air conditioning

Pets allowed

Washing machine

Bedrooms & bathrooms

3 bedrooms, 3 beds

2 bathrooms

Extras


Additional fees

  • While pets are welcome to join you during your stay, an additional fee will apply – please enquire with your host at the time of booking.

  • Your host can arrange luggage storage for an additional fee.

Additional fees subject to a 3.5% handling charge.

Extras are subject to availability. Please enquire with your host.

Local guide


About Eixample

Eixample is overflowing with greenery – trees line the quiet streets and you're never far away from a square to relax in. It's home to many beautiful apartment blocks sitting above restaurants and bars filled with locals enjoying summer evenings. Don't forget to look up, as famous modernist architects such as Antoni Gaudí, Lluis Domenech I Montaner, and Josep Puig I Cadafalch have designed buildings here. Walk along Paseo de...

Explore the area

Local restaurants, cafes, museums, sites and activities, recommended by our community of hosts and travel experts

Explore Gaudi's masterpiece Casa Batlló

Explore Gaudi's masterpiece Casa Batlló

Visit one of the most outstanding works of Gaudí, the Casa Batlló, where you will see the most magnificent example of Barcelona's own art nouveau style.

2 min
Expand your mind at Casa Milà

Expand your mind at Casa Milà

Like all of Gaudi's work, Casa Milà is a rebellion against the constraints of architecture. Expect twisted shapes, unconventional turrets, and curved ornaments aplenty.

9 min
Get a health boost at Flax & Kale

Get a health boost at Flax & Kale

With a fantastic selection of vegan and vegetarian food, that sit alongside meat dishes too, Flax & Kale describes itself as the first (and best) flexitarian restaurant in Barcelona.

11 min
Feel the pulse of Barcelona at Plaça de Catalunya

Feel the pulse of Barcelona at Plaça de Catalunya

The Plaça de Catalunya is Barcelona's main square – it unites the Gotico Quarter with Eixample.

8 min
Get a taste of the local cuisine at Cervesería Catalana

Get a taste of the local cuisine at Cervesería Catalana

One of the most popular tapas spots in the city - be prepared to queue!

7 min
Nestle in at Brunch & Cake

Nestle in at Brunch & Cake

Everything at Brunch & Cake is made by hand, and their slogan is 'In grandmothers we trust!' It's a lovely, homely place to hang out in too so bring a book and settle in.

6 min
Enjoy impeccable traditional food at El Nacional

Enjoy impeccable traditional food at El Nacional

Wander around this large indoor restaurant and take your pick of one of the many variously styled seating areas serving up the finest traditional cold and hot tapas.

5 min
Try the best paella in town

Try the best paella in town

One of Barcelona's most famous restaurants, Ciudad Condal is well known for its paella. Many say that it's the best in town!

4 min
Enjoy healthy and delicious food at Honest Greens

Enjoy healthy and delicious food at Honest Greens

With super cool, stylish interiors, this spacious eaterie offers a plethora of healthy-food options that are responsibly sourced and delicious to boot.

7 min
Have some great value tapas at Vinitus

Have some great value tapas at Vinitus

Delicious, low-key place that's super popular with locals.

2 min
Explore an exquisite collection in Barcelona's Egyptian Museum

Explore an exquisite collection in Barcelona's Egyptian Museum

Museum of ancient Egyptian culture, housing jewelry, sarcophaguses & artwork exhibits.

6 min
Get a new perspective at the Paradox Museum

Get a new perspective at the Paradox Museum

Immerse yourself in an amazing science-based museum filled with mind-blowing exhibits. Perfect for kids and adults alike, this interactive experience will leave you entertained and educated. Don't forget your charged phone for capturing memorable moments!

11 min

Get around

Airport

Josep Tarradellas Barcelona-El Prat

30 min

Girona–Costa Brava

1 hr 15 min

Train station

Passeig de Gràcia

3 min

Bus stop

Pg de Gràcia - Consell de Cent

2 min

Local shops & services

Supermarket

2 min

Cafe

1 min

Pharmacy

3 min

Points of interest

Beach

PLAYA MAR

18 min

Booking policies


House Rules

Children welcome (1-12 years)

Infants welcome (under 12 months)

Pets welcome

No parties or events

No smoking

Good to know

Arrival from 15:00

Departure before 10:00

Has a lift

Air con

Wifi

Cancellation policy

  • Up until

    30

    days

    Cancel at least 30 days before your check-in date for a full refund.

  • Up until

    7

    days

    Cancel at least 7 days before your check-in date for a 50% refund.

  • Not eligible for a refund once your check-in date is under 7 days away.

Host


This home is managed by Julia

This home is managed directly by a business. A member of their staff will be your point of contact before and during your stay.

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