Newly renovated in early 2015 with 4 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms
Maria and Antonio
- english, french, spanish
About Maria and Antonio
The villa has been in the owner's family for several generations. The person attention and renovations have served to adapt it for modern comfort while highlighting its modernist archithectural features .
Maria and Antonio purchased this House in 1904
Why Maria and Antonio chose El Guinardó
Its great architectural beauty and its garden make it a peaceful haven in the bustling city.
What makes this House unique
This is one of the few villas in Barcelona's beating heart with a private garden and sun terrace. You are only a few minutes from the historic centre, the monuments, the shopping centres, and more besides, using the nearby metro stop.
Please consider the following guidelines when booking this property:
100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
Ladies getaway to Barcelona
We had a wonderful four night stay here. Well appointed villa with everything we needed. The hosts were extremely helpful answering our questions and arranging taxis for us. We walked to many sights in the city from here. The nearby market was great to get all our supplies. The only drawback to the property is the street noise that you can hear from the bedrooms. Earplugs helped!
We thank Marcie for her nice words about our villa and our assistance. Guests are our most important priority.
Concerning noise from street, we have had the original windows (kept by law, this is a listed house) fitted by a pro carpenter, we also have double layer window panes (glasses) with chamber and thick fabric curtains, and wood blinds in the outer side. All this reduces considerably the normal noise of the city traffic but we understand some guests are more sensitive than others. We regret the inconvenience suffered by Marcie party.
We really enjoyed your home! It fit the six of us perfectly!
We thank you very much! Our stay was wonderful. We enjoyed sitting on the porch and cooking in the kitchen. We highly recommend this property!
We loved our stay!
We loved our stay here at the villa. The place was spacious for a group of 7 - the villa was nicely stocked with kitchen supplies and a great grocery store was just a street down. It was a close walk to the blue and L4 line which is all you need to get around Barcelona. The backyard and upstairs patio was icing on the cake and was great to lounge about.
I also accidentally left behind an item when I flew out of Barcelona and Maria and Antonio were so quick and responsive and helpful in shipping it for me - I am forever grateful.
I would def recommend staying here and WHEN I come back to barcelona with a group I would not hesitate to stay here. Thank you!!!
It was not only our duty but also our pleasure to recover and deliver to Thian the item she left in the villa. We struggle to give full service to our guests and look forward hosting this lovely group again!.
The property was incredible, beautiful garden and pool. Well kept and would come back again the next time to Barcelona. Very easy to metro and local shops.
Antiono and Maria were great hosts and meet us there and got us a taxi when we left for the airport.
Clark and Cathy
Clark, Cathy and their family have been very lovely guests and we will be more than happy to host them again in future
A bit of paradise in the city!
Our family spent a wonderful week at Villa Rosario. Maria and Antonio are very professional; emails were always answered quickly, and the flat was comfortable and well appointed. The garden and pool, with its surrounding fruit trees (peach, plum, fig, lemon, and orange) was such a welcome retreat after a day exploring the city. There is a small convenience store on the same block, a pharmacy a block away, and the flat is two blocks to the metro which takes you to the center of town in 10 minutes.
Highly recommend your family considering this place for future stays in Barcelona. Thank you Maria and Antonio!
Michelle and her lovely family are the guests you always wish to have. They have been perfect in every way and it is very rewarding to read this as a recognition to all our efforts to keep the villa in perfect condition (not easy in a 1904 listed modernist house). They will be welcome again any time!.
Great base for enjoying Barcelona
We were 6 people - 2 grand parents, 2 siblings + 1 spouse, 1 grand child who stayed for a week at this villa. It was perfect with 4 bedrooms, a nice living room and kitchen and 2 bathrooms. The terrace attached to the main living floor is an excellent place to hang out in the evening and night, we spent many hours there drinking rose and eating iberico and cheese!
Maria and Antonio, the hosts were a perfect! They proactively reached out to us, providing us taxi directions in Spanish, aligning our (early) arrival time and departing time for the previous guests. During our stay, they were super available and helped with making taxi reservations, etc. Of note, when our taxi was delayed, Antonio not only got us a new taxi, but also called the restaurant and informed them we will be a little late due to no fault of ours - I really appreciated the extra attention to detail.
There is one "American size" bathroom and one "European size" bathroom with shower. only the big one has sinks (2 of them), so we needed to schedule ourselves during morning "rush" hour. No big deal, but worth noting with a larger group of adults. The pool is small, but very effective in cooling you off on a warm Barcelona summer day!
The location is in residential part of town, which is super quiet and blissfully non-touristic. However, there is some commuting involved to see the sites. The Metro station that we used all the time (Guinardo) is about 6-8 min walk and then 7 stops to center of town. We loved walking up the hill to visit the Parc Guinardo, which is a local park which eventually gives a nice view of the city and the Med beyond.
Overall, cannot recommend this place enough. The villa, the location and most importantly the hosts made our trip a true pleasure and one to remember.
Lovely family and our pleasure to collaborate in making their stay unforgettable.
In the villa there are two bathrooms just refurbished, but this is a listed house with strict legal restrictions to make any major change to protect architectural landmarks.
The villa is a few minutes from Maragall metro station on Lines 4 and 5. It also has good bus connections. In the area, you can find bars, restaurants, a hypermarket, and a city market with fresh products — five minutes' walk away. There is optional parking beside the rental.