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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
November 01, 2019 - June 30, 2021 4 days

Puentes y fines de semana largos. Longs weekends.

April 05, 2020 - April 13, 2020 1 weeks

We would like very much to go to Sardegna/Sardinia Italy with the ferry from Barcelona. We are open to other suggestions :-)

100m2 apartment in Barceloneta, the old fishermen quarter of Barcelona, 5min walking to the beaches.

Dear Intervac friends,
We are a family of three, Rafel, Chantal and our 8 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, a double master room, a guest room with a single/double bed, it can sleep 4 adults and one child, two bathrooms, kitchen and a spacious 30 m2 living room with views. 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, and a scooter.
We would appreciate that you could take care of Uma our old and friendly cat, she is shy and sweet but if your prefer to have less responsibilities we can probably leave Uma with Rafel's parents. We take care of your pets and garden with great pleasure.
Even thought our apartment is in the heart of the city, we live in a building with a quiet community of neigbourgs.
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 careful and respectful with the houses of our exchanges and we leave everything clean and tidy.
So far, we have had 11 successful house exchanges with Intervac families from Spain, France, Italy, The Netherlands and Austria. 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 with a child seat.
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
  • 13 Exchanges made

Occupation

  • musician
  • actress

Our Home

  • House Type: Flat
  • Floor: 1
  • Environment: In the city
  • Bedrooms: 3
  • 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
  • Guitar

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: 8

Pets

  • Uma cat

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 regurlarly in theatre, and Lionel, 9 years, loves any offer to play, specially légo, playmoblil and any car. The three of us like traveling. We have a pet, our old and sweet cat, Uma. Sometimes Chantal's mother travels with us. We are all well-behaved, clean, tidy and reliable house-swoppers. So far we had 12 pleasant exchanges and we love this way of travelling. We take care of pets and gardens with pleasure.

Lifestyle

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

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