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Kitchen with washing mashing/dish washer/ frigo/freezer
Place to read or write
Double room
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4 Bedrooms, 2 Bathrooms, Sleeps 8
Barcelona, Catalonia

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Tassin-la-Demi-Lune, Rhone-Alpes, France
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“Beautiful house perched on a hill, away from the hustle and bustle of city center.”
Reviewed August 2, 2012 for a stay in July 2012
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Perched on a hill in one of the biggest natural urban parks in Europe, La Belladona is a refreshing break from the hustle and bustle of the touristic activities in Barcelona. 20 minutes by suburban train from city center, 10 minutes by train to the Monastery at Saint Cugat, 30 minutes by car to the famous Saint Sebastian beach at Sitges and 45 minutes away by car from Montserrat. We had a hard time coming by car because the house is located on a hill, so roads to get there are narrow and windy. Once you are there, though, you don't really need a car. The suburban train is about a 5 minute walk away from the house and runs every 5 minutes, taking you to the Plaza Catalunya in less than 20 minutes. The house is enclosed by an iron gate and fences and you have to walk up lots of stairs to get to it, so it's not at all adapted for disabled people or people with difficulty walking. Once you've reached the top, though, you are rewarded with a beautiful view of the hills and the neighborhood. The lower part of the house, but detached from the house, is rented to a French musician. He is never there unless you need help with something. For instance, we didn't have hot water one day, so he came to change the gas bottles. The upper part of the house, the part that we rented, has a balcony in the front and a courtyard in the back where you can eat outside. There's a ping pong table as well. The kitchen is well equipped for 6 people, even if the inside kitchen table is rather small. But you'd want to eat outside anyway and the outside table is big enough to easily accommodate 10 people. We ate outside a few times, but there's not a lot of light, so you have to eat before the sun fully sets (which can be until about 10 pm in the summer). Next to the kitchen is a small bedroom with a double bed, a private shower and toilet. On this floor you also have a living room. Up the stairs, there are 3 gorgeous bedrooms: the first has a bunk bed, the second has 2 single beds and the third, a queen size bed. The first 2 rooms open up to a covered balcony. There are seats outside to sit and read. There's a full bathroom on this floor with windows so it's very bright. Towels and linens are provided by the owner. All the beds were made when we came and the house is very clean. The mattresses are of good quality. The rooms are big enough, the decoration is simple but charming. You can tell that this house has been lived in and that its owners have taken good care of it. The owner, Cristina, is extremely welcoming and helpful. Her English and French are very good, so there's no problem if you don't speak Spanish or Catalan. She showed us the way to a typical restaurant on our first day (about a 10 minute walk from the house) and we had sumptuous paella. The house is very conveniently located as the suburban train is so close and comes so often, even late at night. It gets you directly into the center of town with no transfers. Ask Cristina to walk you to the train station because it's not easy finding it by yourself. Train tickets, though, can be quite expensive, so with 3 kids and 3 adults, we opted for a multi-person T-30/70 zone 1 card for about 50€, which allows you to take 70 trips in Zone 1 within 30 days (zone 1 is more than enough for visits in Barcelona). We used up the card in just a week! The only things that you need to be aware of before renting the house: 1/ There are no nearby supermarkets so the best is probably to buy your food when you're in town, which is not always convenient because you have to carry it around with you all day. This said, at the Plaza Catalunya, there's the Boqueria (farmer's market) and some supermarkets (Carrefour Market). Carrefour Market delivers, but you have to be at home at the time of delivery. So to eat at home, you have to really organize well. 2/ You hear the trains go buy because the station is so close by. It's background noise, but it's there. 3/ Lots of mosquitoes. The house is in a natural park so this is to be expected. There are mosquito repellants all over the house, but we were all bitten quite badly. But being in a natural park has its advantages too. It's calm compared to city center and we even saw some wild boar! 4/ The neighboring dogs bark all day, all night. This was probably the most disturbing aspect of the house. Some nights we couldn't eat outside because the dogs were so loud. You can't sleep with the windows open because they bark all night. But once the windows are closed, you only hear muffled barks and sounds of the trains passing by. But we were out most of the time and when we came home, we were usually so tired that we slept through most of this. Other than this, the house is lovely, airy (there's no air conditioning but the house is quite cool) and conveniently located. Cristina is welcoming, helpful and accommodating. Thank you once again, Cristina, for making us feel so at home.

Date of stay: July 2012
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Liked best: The convient location of the house
Liked least: The neighborhood dogs barking incessantly
Traveling group: Extended Family
Your age range 35-49
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Reviewed July 9, 2012 for a stay in June 2012
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Date of stay: June 2012
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Liked best: space and privacy
Liked least: nothing
Traveling group: Extended Family
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New York City, New York
Reviewed May 20, 2012 for a stay in December 2011

Date of stay: December 2011
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Liked best: The balconies, the kitchen, the whole of it.
Traveling group: With Spouse/Partner
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Alton, Illinois
Reviewed May 20, 2012 for a stay in November 2011

Date of stay: November 2011
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Liked best: Location and size of house
Liked least: No shops or restaurants within walking distance
Traveling group: Family with Teenagers
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Munich, Germany
Reviewed October 25, 2011 for a stay in August 2011

Date of stay: August 2011
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Liked best: The terraces and open space around the house
Traveling group: With Friends
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Decatur, Georgia
Reviewed October 8, 2011 for a stay in September 2011

Date of stay: September 2011
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Liked best: The view is eteranlly beautiful and captivating.
Liked least: It gets hot in the summer, but then it is Barcelona.
Traveling group: With Friends
Your age range 25-34
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Management Response
Oct 17, 2011
Many thanks Ben!! I hope to see you again in my house. Thanks for your review, is really helpful
Regards!
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Isle of Skye, United Kingdom
Reviewed October 4, 2011 for a stay in January 2011

Date of stay: January 2011
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Liked best: Location
Liked least: Log fire was not able to be used
Traveling group: Family with Teenagers
Your age range 35-49
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Management Response
Oct 17, 2011
Many Thanks, it will be nice to see you again in the house, you should see the house in spring or in autumn is really beautifull!
Regards
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