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Vacation Rental of the Week: Barcelona

May 16, 2013 • By

Gray and White Dining Room, Barcelona

So, it’s Thursday, which means it is “Stylish Rental of the Week” day.  Every Thursday, I’ll show you a beautiful apartment, condo, villa (or something even more unique) that is available for rent in some interesting part of the world.

Today’s Stylish Rental is in Barcelona, near the famous Rambla Catalunya.  The apartment has four bedrooms and three baths, and is done up in soft whites, grays and apricots.  It’s listed on the Flipkey website, which is managed by TripAdvisor.  Unlike One Fine Stay rentals, these are less ‘serviced’ and hotel-like, so when I’m going through that type of website, I certainly want to check out some references from other travelers before I book.

Kitchen in Barcelona Apartment

One of the Bedrooms, Barcelona Rental

This apartment has two detailed reviews and top ratings from both of the verified travelers who reported back.  That gives you a lot of peace of mind in a new place.  One traveler mentioned that the place is just near the top of the Ramblas, close to the action, but just out of reach of the noise.  That sounds good to me.  I’d book this one, I think, if I was traveling with a large group or family.  With four bedrooms, the price looks pretty decent, too.

I love the mix of old and new in the apartment, all tied together with soothing colors and minimal art.  The place looks elegant, fun and functional.  And the reviewers mention how helpful the staff was, and how easy the check-in and check-out process was.  This one’s a keeper!

Live like an (elegant, refined) local!