This comfortable, sunny 1-bedroom, 1-bathroom apartment is located just blocks from the beach -- and in fact you'll get a good glimpse of the beach and the water from the bedroom window! Barceloneta is an interesting neighborhood: the nearby boardwalk and beach is filled with tourists when the weather is nice, yet if you walk away from the beach and deeper into the neighborhood, it has a completely different feel to it: more residential and less touristy. The location is perfect for those who wish to spend some time at the beach soaking up the sun or having evening drinks by the water (Barcelona's reputedly best paella is also just blocks away at the restaurant Can Majou!), yet it's also easy to get around the rest of the city as well to visit all the tourist sights. The closest metro is Barceloneta and from there it's just a short ride to get to the Old City, or you can walk in about 20 minutes or so. The apartment is on the 3rd floor of a small residential building -- the first in the neighborhood to have an elevator installed in the building, so you get the charm of an older neighborhood with the comfort of modern conveniences. The owner, Natalie, is a friendly young American from Chicago whose father is from Barcelona. She lives in her place most of the year and rents it out while she's away, so it has a homey, lived-in feel but is also comfortable and suitable for guests. The flat is equipped with air-conditioning, WiFi, washing machine, and cable TV. The bedroom has a double-sized bed and a spacious ensuite bathroom. There is a small balcony off the bedroom overlooking the street and with a sea view; the balcony is quite small so you can't really sit out on it, but it's nice for pulling up a chair and taking in the sea breeze. The sofa in the living room turns into a sofabed that can sleep a third person. There's also a fully equipped kitchen so guests can cook meals at home if they wish to save some money.