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Cosy & spacious 3-bedroom flat in old town Seville


Apartment • Sevilla Spain

    6 Guests  
    3 Bedrooms  
    5 Beds  
    1.5 Bathrooms  
    0 Car spaces 
    Secondary home  

Exchange types accepted

    Non-simultaneous  
    Non-reciprocal  
    Hospitality  

Statistics

Listed  June 2020
Views  264
Response rate  100%

General overview

Our apartment in Seville is a cosy 3-bedroom home which we renovated in 2018. It is a great base to visit the city and the surroundings; while in one of the cobbled streets of the old town, it is very close from the main avenue where buses to everywhere else in the city and taxis stop. The city-bikes' stop is also very close. Seville is a city to discover walking though. The cathedral, la Giralda, el alcázar and all other highlights are a 5-minute walking distance from the apartment. Although you are likely to take much longer than that because it is easy to get lost in the old narrow streets trying to get to the Cathedral but this is also part of the fun! Finding your bearings is certainly the best way to discover this city full of charm and picturesque churches, bars, small businesses and amazing houses in hidden streets.

The space

The apartment is in a residential building in the center of the Historic Sephardic quartier in Seville. It was completely renovated in 2018 and it is the perfect place to come back to after a long day of sightseeing in Seville or the surroundings. There are two double bedrooms, one with two beds (105x200) and the other one with a double bed (150x200). The third bedroom has a pull-out bed which can accommodate 2 kids or 1 adult. The top bed is 90x190 but the bottom one is 80x190. It is worth mentioning that all beds have very comfy mattresses; rest and sleep should not be affected when abroad! I travel a lot and my back suffers often due to bad quality mattresses and I definitely do not want that when at home. The decoration and the distribution of the apartment is ideal for families who wish to fully enjoy a holiday in Seville: kids love staying in the explorers' room! We have some games, soft toys and toys as well as some children's books. There is also Netflix on TV which you can use, if you want. We also have a travel cot and a high chair. This is a non-smoking apartment, thank you.

Guest access

The apartment is located on a 2nd floor but there are four flights of stairs to be climbed. The first two are quite steep and the other two not too steep. Our neighbours are very welcoming; the couple upstairs speak English so, they will be able to help should you need anything. Although we will also be in touch to make sure you have everything you need for a wonderful stay.

Notes

You will have access to the whole apartment. Even though this is our second home, we sometimes rent it out too. However, you will find the same amenities than in a "main home" such as cafetiere, oven, toaster, toasted-sandwich maker, kettle, wifi, and all necessary crockery and cutlery. We also have plenty of spices and other sauces for your meals at home. Although we find ourselves relying on delicious tapas most of the time; our guests find them as tempting! There is also a laptop available for guests' use but it is only good for quick research or browsing basic pages as it is a bit outdated = not too fast.

Features

Air conditioning
Cupboard / drawers
Hair dryer
Heating
Iron
Washer
TV
WiFi
Workspace
Towels
Bed sheets
Smoke alarms
First aid kit
Dishwasher
Fridge
Oven
Microwave
Deck / patio / courtyard / terrace
Gated community

Travel styles

    Weekend
    Budget
    Family
    Romantic
    Foodie
    City
    Culture
    Good public transport

House rules

    Suitable for infants under 2
    Suitable for children ages 2-12
    Pets not allowed
    No smoking

Neighbourhood

What could be more charming than to stay in the picturesque Sephardi quarter in Seville? This quarter is also the oldest in Seville's old town. There are 2 / 3 supermarkets nearby as well as grocery shops, fishmongers, pharmacies and all services you are likely to need during your stay in Seville. The nearest farmer's market is some 10 minutes from the apartment although I recommend you get to the other one in Plaza encarnación because the food displayed at the stalls is such a wonderful sight! There is a flamenco place 3-minutes from the apartment holding impromptu free performances every night. It is one of the oldest in Seville. You will never be too far away from a tapas bar in Seville. I have an online guide with lots of recommendations for bars, restaurants and live music places which I will send to you before you get to Seville. While the apartment is in the Old Town a few minutes away walking distance to the Cathedral and Giralda, it has the advantage of also being very close from the ring road where it is well connected by public transport and taxis. I walk everywhere when I am in Seville as the old town is not too big and it is the fastest way to get around, depending on your pace, of course!

Getting around

Seville's biggest problem is finding a parking spot. It is impossible to find one in the old town but there are a few options out of the old town as well as some inexpensive parking lots quite close from the apartment. I will point those out before you come over. The main train station is a short bus ride from the apartment and from there you can catch daily trains to Cordoba (well worth a day visit -its unique mosque-cathedral is one of my favourite buildings in the world), Granada, Cádiz or the coast. If you want to get to the beach, it is best to get the car or hire one for the day. The nearest beach is 1H30 from Seville. There are lots of hiking options 1H - 1H30 from the city; la sierra de Grazalema or la sierra de Aracena (home to one of the best places for jamón serrano) are great spots to visit in spring, winter or autumn. Of course, Doñana is a must for birdwatchers and for everyone who loves nature. Likewise, the white villages are another fantastic option for a two or three-day trip away from the city. These are very picturesque, beautiful, with great food options, cheap and surrounded by a very peculiar mountain range. As for things to do with kids, some of the above options are suitable for them also. I always take my nephews to Aracena to see the pigs' and other animals' farms and they have great fun (and we also do tasting the ham afterwards!) When you are in Seville, check online the magazine Yuzin where you will be able to see what activities for kids are on. There are plays, games, etc. during the weekends for free. Your kids might also enjoy to take a boat in Plaza de España. This is next to Maria Luisa Park which is also a good spot for the kids to “run off some steam”. You can also visit the Isla Mágica theme and water park, very close from the old town. If you would like to get out of the city, I recommend you visit the Rio Tinto mines. There is an old steam train which takes you through the old iron mines and along the red-coloured river and it is great fun for the kids and quite interesting for the adults actually.

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