There’s so much to love about Spain. Varied geography, a rich culture, fabulous food and good weather all make for a memorable vacation. There are so many regions in Spain to choose from-Catalonia, Galicia, Asturias, Valencia, Seville etc.
In Barcelona, the sea takes center stage. But that’s not to say that the city has nothing else- a rich food scene and brilliant architecture make up some of its main attractions.
If you’re looking for a vacation rental, consider Caesar August. This luxury apartment is right in the heart of the Gothic region. It’s a blend of the old and the new- it’s situated in an old building but has modern interiors. It’s recently been renovates so it has even more comfort. There’s a lounge to chill out in, dining room, two bedrooms and two baths. A small kitchenette is adequate for any meals you’d like to make. Amenities include televisions, Wi-Fi, microwave, dishwasher, fridge, etc. The apartment is wheelchair friendly as well. Please keep in mind that too much noise isn’t permitted, neither are pets and smoking, so if you’re looking to have huge parties, this is not the place for you. But when you consider the location- a few minutes from Boukeria market, within walking distance of metros, taxi stands and culturally important monuments- this is a small price to pay.
Apartamento Sagrada Familia- at just a 100 meters from the famed Sagrada Familia Church, this apartment puts you right next to one of the biggest attractions of the city. Two bedrooms, one equipped with bunk beds, makes this apartment an ideal family choice. Ideally suited for a quiet vacation, this is a great place to soak up some time in quiet reflection. The apartment is basic, and comfortable, and comes with all the amenities you’d want from a vacation rental.
Beach and Center Family Apartment HUTB-006631- if your heart desires the beach and you’re travelling in a group, this is the place for you. This apartment can easily sleep 6 adults, and there is a provision to add another bed for children. Every possible amenity is present, including a dryer and a coffee machine. Wash off the sand with the tropical rain shower or soak in the whirlpool bathtub for some rest. You’re in the heart of the city, but away from the noise. You can walk down to Bagatell and the Port Olimpic, vists bars, discos and theatres.
In the Canary Islands, head to the Casita Palmera in Haria, Lanzarote for some unparalleled views of the ‘valley of the thousand palms.’ Soak in the heated pool, cook a mean BBQ and take your meals in the outside patio. Everything about this apartment is geared towards enjoying the outdoors as much as possible. Amenities are included and there’s parking available too. The home sleeps six and comes with 3 bedrooms and three baths.
If you need something bigger, take a look at Villa Emilianya in Playa Blanca, in Lanzarote. It sleeps eight and is a short walk away from the marina, the town centre and Dorada beach. Massive terrace, gardens, heated pool and car parking add to the charm of this rental property. The fully enclosed property allows you to enjoy your holiday with safety and privacy.
In Madrid, choose the popular Immaculate! The White Loft rental. Plants dot this contemporary property that sleeps six. It has two bathrooms and two bedrooms and has a pull out bed as well. It comes with amenities but its highlight is its location- just a stone’s throw away from the art deco avenue of Madrid, the Gran Via. It’s also right on Chueca Square, a hot destination for pedestrians in the city. Shopping, and Prado Museum are also close at hand. Rounding all this off are food joints which include wine and tapas bars. This is a boutique loft that’s charming and fits right in with all your vacation plans.
Also take a look at Precioso. This condo sleeps five and is striking with its lilac bathrooms, colourful wall decorations, and fabulous location. It’s right next to the Plaza de Opera and walk away from Plaza Mayor, Plaza de Oriente and palacio Real. Shopping is also close at hand. The building that houses the condo is gorgeous in itself and there’s a feeling of quaintness and old world charm that’s hard to beat.
In Alhambra, do take a look at the earth house in Sacromonte. This gorgeous property can sleep 5 and comes with three baths and bedrooms. It’s close to Albaicin, the vibrant food scene, and just five minutes away from the heart of flamenco- La Buleria, La Venta El Gallo, to mention just two. Sit in the garden or bask in the terrace, and enjoy this truly unique space.
No matter how attractive a place may look, do a background check and confirm everything before you book any room, whether it is through AirBnB, B&B’s or any other vacation rental website. This will save you heartache later.