Quiet Central and Spacious Apartment
|Address||Calle Marqués de Santa Ana, 28004 Madrid, Spain|
|Acceptance rate||< 50%|
|Response time||A few hours|
Permitting independence and privacy as essential factors, this apartment includes three apartments plus a shared space, Art Area, which is an ideal combination for a group, couples or singles, a family and relatives, traveling together. The apartment is equipped with WiFi, air conditioning and central heat, has a total of three kitchens and four bathrooms. Sheets and towels are included. As a private residence offering you total independence.
Ample public transportation, although hardly needed, is within a short walk. Nearby, a half a block away, is Calle Espíritu Santo, a bustling, trendy street with many cafés, international restaurants, food stores, flower shops, as well as music shops and boutiques.
A short walk( 10 mins.), one neighborhood(barrio) away, is Chueca with it's shops and restaurants and tapas bars galore!
A 20 minute walk to the Prado Museum, the Thyssen, and Museo Reina Sofia, the Palacio Real, the Plaza Mayor or the Mercado San Miguel and various tapa bars. A 6 minute walk to la Gran Via, Spain’s version of Broadway with most major theaters, movies, (original version and dubbed in Spanish) and shops like Zara, H&M, FNAC, El Corte Inglés, La Casa del Libro and La Central (Madrid’s main bookstores), etc, etc. More shopping: Shoes and handbags in nearby Chueca as well as Calle Fuencarral. Elegant, high-end stores are not far away, by metro or taxi, in the Serrano/Lista area.
After touring their home, the New York Times wrote in it's Great Homes and Destinations section “it is on a quiet side street of old buildings with wrought-iron balconies, a few blocks from the Gran Via, Madrid’s cacophonous main thoroughfare. The neighborhood is a joy, with cafes, shops and restaurants frequented by the locals.”
Tino Calabuig and Rosalind Williams, your hosts, are visual artists, he, from Madrid, and she, from San Francisco, and have made Madrid their home for the past 40 years. The home is a fully remodeled small 19th century building in the very heart of the city. Now a townhouse it became their private residence in 2002.The shared area on the ground floor is occasionally used as their own showroom for exhibiting original artwork as well as, for by-invitation-only receptions.
The hosts add, "We've hosted groups invited to attend weddings, celebrating engagements, or attending university seminars, and even friends who want to spend a few days together."
House rules-Security deposit: 200€
-The piano in the shared space is only for use by "virtuosos" and music lovers
-Neither parties,pets,nor smoking
-When not in the apartment, please remember to turn off lights, air conditioner, appliances, blower above the stove, etc. .
-When checking out, leave all keys WITH the host or IN a box on the chest at the entrance. Lost keys must be replaced at the expense of the guest
-With advance notice, parking facilities can possibly be provided
-Lower voices between 11.00 pm and 8.00 am
-ENJOY OUR HOUSE AS MUCH AS WE DO AND PLEASE TRY TO LEAVE IT IN ORDER
|Price for > 6 guests||$ 34 US per guest/night extra|
|Check-in after||2 PM|
|Check-in before||On arrangement|
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