Located in the historic core of the city, this beautiful stone house has been in the family for generations and has been carefully renovated in keeping with its original charm. In the very heart of Santiago de Compostela - on a charming pedestrian street just a 2 minute walk from the famous Cathedral of St. James.
The house consists of two self-catering apartments that can be rented individually or the entire house can be rented as a whole. The spacious 1st floor apartment (45m2, no elevator but only 12 steps up) provides an all-new fully equipped eat-in kitchen (refrigerator, range, washing machine, coffee machine, etc) with dining table for 4 people, bathroom including bathtub/shower, and a hallway with an exposed stonewall leading to the spacious living room / bedroom. It has a queen size bed as well as 2 individual sofa-beds to accommodate 4 people comfortably.
The second apartment consists of 3 bright and spacious floors, contrasting the restored historical features of the house with all the luxuries of a new renovation. Hard-wood floors and exposed stone work can be seen throughout the house. On the second floor you will find an ample living room, a new eat-in kitchen and a spacious new bathroom with a walk-in shower. The house's original stone hearth has been preserved and incorporated into the new kitchen. It's fully-equipped with range, oven, refrigerator, dishwasher, washing machine, coffee maker and all the cookware, cutlery, etc needed for preparing home-cooked meals. The living room, featuring original stone alcoves, is furnished with a large sofa that converts into a queen bed for 2 persons, a large dining table which expands to seat 10 persons, and a flat-screen high definition television along with wireless internet access. Take the stairs up to the next floor of the house and you will find two bedrooms. One bedroom has a queen size bed as well as a sofa that converts into an individual bed, while the master bedroom features a king-size bed. Enjoy the view of the Cathedral from the windows! Go up one more floor and you will find a sunny loft, with a divan as well as two individual beds that can be placed together for couples. Curl up on the divan with a good book, or peep out of the skylight for unparalleled views of the Cathedral and rooftops of Santiago de Compostela!
Situated in the heart of the monumental district on the lively Rua Nova – just step outside the house and you will be enveloped in the history of the city. Follow the way of St. James to it's final destination: the renowned pilgrimage site of the Catedral de Santiago. Wander the lively stone streets under arcades and through enchanting passageways, through beautiful parks and secluded cloisters, to discover the many wonders of the city. As you go for a stroll you can enjoy typical music of the region offered by musicians on the surrounding streets and plazas. An amazing array of restaurants, cafes, shops, museums, markets are just outside the door! And if you fancy a day trip, Galicia offers destinations galore: from exploring big cities and charming towns, to trekking through mountain trails and virgin forests, visiting solitary lighthouses atop dramatic sea-side cliffs or soaking in the sun on the coast's unspoilt beaches – you can have it all within a half hour's drive.
Everything is within easy walking distance - restaurants, cafes, bars, supermarkets, museums, and all the sights are just outside the door and bus, taxi, and train are all close-by. If you're driving, you can request our parking garage spot for 7€ / night - it's located just a few minutes' walk from the apartment beside Plaza Galicia. Spanish, English, German, Slovene and some French are spoken - and all inquiries are welcome!
Smaller parties can rent just the first floor apartment for up to 4 people, larger parties can rent the upstairs apartment for up to 10 people, and renting the whole house is the most spacious option for a maximum of 14 people. When making an inquiry, please state your dates, number of guests and which apartment (or the whole house) you're interested in renting so that we can get back to you with availability and an exact price quote....Read more
Beautiful Stone House steps from the Cathedral! Santiago de Compostela, Galicia, Spain
Additional Location Information
Located in the very center of Santiago de Compostela - in the historic monumental center with the Cathedral just 2 minutes away. Everything you could possibly need is within a few minutes walk from the apartment, and all of the sights are easily accessible by foot. Rest up or take some day trips to the lovely surrounding area - the beach is just 30 minutes away!
More About This Location
City vacations, Mountain nearby
Nearest ferry port, 30 miles Nearest airport, 5 miles Nearest train station, 0.5 miles Car is not necessary
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Damage Deposit | $112 per stay
Fees for additional guests may apply.
Cleaning fee for stays < 3 nights | $34 per stay
Additional notes from the owner
Flat rate is for up to 2 guests. An additional 10 euro per night per additional guest charge applies. Holiday rates apply to all holiday periods, not just Christmas and New Years. For stays less than 3 nights, a 30 euro cleaning fee applies.
Security deposit depends on length of stay and number of people, but minimum is 100 euros. Deposit serves the dual purpose of reserving the apartment for the requested dates, and acting as security against any damage that might be caused to the apartment or furnishings during the stay. It is refunded at the time of departure, so long as the apartment is left in the same condition it was found.
Left on 08/07/2012 for a stay in July 2012 | The BrownsReviewed Aug 7, 2012Stayed Jul 2012
We stayed in the apartment for 12 days and 11 nights in mid July. It was above and beyond what we expected and we had a wonderful stay. It was so easy to book and Sonia (the owner) was so helpful in helping us plan how to get there from the airport as well as other useful information. When we arrived we didn't have any difficulties in obtaining the key and we found the apartment well equiped and contained everything that we needed to make our stay more comfortable.
Other guests have commented on the stairs - there are 104 in total as we counted them!! After a few days though they do get easier and don't let them put you off booking this apartment. It is in a prime location, literally just up the street from the Sol metro stop and everything was within walking distance. There was virtually no noise from the street below and we felt very safe at all times around the apartment even at 3am.
The heat in July was bedtween 35 and 40 degrees c however as a fan was made available we soon realised that we could place this in the living area which had the aircon unit and it kept our room cool at night. Another tip is to keep the bedroom windows and blinds down in the daytime! We had no difficulty sleeping or keeping cool.
We certainly would book the apartment again as it is exceptionally reasonable in price and we thoroughly enjoyed our stay.
“We had a blast! Very nice place & so central right by Puerto Del”
Left on 07/16/2012 for a stay in May 2012 | McAree'sReviewed Jul 16, 2012Stayed May 2012
So we loved Madrid. We loved just about everything about it, including this apartment. The apartment is just about 3 blocks away from the Puerto Del Sol and Gran Via. It also seems to be about 3 blocks away from everything - not really, but everything you want to see in Madrid is within walking distance: the Prado, the Palace, Plaza Mayor, Retiro Park, and all the wonderful sights of this amazing city.
Back to the apartment: luckily I'm a bit of a gym-rat, so the stairs weren't too bad for me until about the third day, and by then it seemed that those "5 flights" are more like 8 with the landings as it's an old building. My 5-year-old didn't care, my 16-year-old did, but teenagers...what are you going to do. It's also a bit warm in the apartment and Madrid was having a very warm May, I don't know how hot it would be in summer - but probably pretty hot - especially in the bedroom - because it doesn't have an air-conditioning unit in it
note to tall people: My husband is 6' 3" and every time we left the apartment he hit his head on the light fixture (which gave us a very saying "Mi Braino No Bueno"!). Everyone one of us, from my son at 4 1/2 feet to my husband hit their heads on the ceiling beams - we learned very quickly.
The good: We happened to hit Madrid during the festival of San Ysidro (the patron saint of Madrid), so after watching fireworks in Retiro Park the first night we watched them the 2nd night from the terrace. The kids had a nice area and my son loved people-watching from the terrace and then eating at 11pm!
All in all, we would stay again. It was a blast, and so close to everything. We only took the Metro once, and that was when my shoe broke - but no worries there are a zillion shoe stores in Madrid.
It's all about location, location, location - where it's located makes those stairs seem like a fabulous memory and those bumps on the head no worries!!! Awww...I wish I were there right now!
Left on 01/21/2012 for a stay in December 2011 | Thracy and KathReviewed Jan 21, 2012Stayed Dec 2011
We knew that it was a five flight walk-up to the apartment so there were no surprises. But the small effort was well worth it.
The lead up to our arrival was absolutely hassle free. Emails were answered promptly and Sonia's detailed advice on getting to the apartment from the airport made the journey a breeze.
When we arrived Sonia left us with a wealth of info on the Sol area with tips on where to shop, eat, visit and of course, sip a drink or two.The apartment was fantastic. Everything was just as the photos depicted. To have the option of cooking for ourselves is always important and the well equipped kitchen allowed us to do this on a couple of nights. The terrace was certainly the deal maker for us. Whilst not overly large, it gave that little bit of extra space to unwind after taking in a days wandering around Madrid. The sloping ceiling was a minor inconvenience.
Sol seemed to be the heart of the city and the apartment was within easy walking distance of most major attractions.
We would have no hesitation in recommending Sonia's apartment to visitors to Madrid.
Left on 06/14/2011 for a stay in May 2011 | A FlipKey verified reviewerReviewed Jun 14, 2011Stayed May 2011
Loved our stay at Sonia's place. Amazing location! Really enjoyed the terrasse & lots of windows. The internet connection was flawless. Sonia was so accomodating letting us leave our bags early the morning of our arrival so we could be free to sightsee before the apartment was ready for check in. Would recommend this place to anyone who is not scared of 5 flights of stairs! Helps work off all the good food!
Left on 08/30/2010 for a stay in March 2010 | A FlipKey verified reviewerReviewed Aug 30, 2010Stayed Mar 2010
Loved this appartment!
The location is great. I could walk to Puerta Del Sol, all the shops on Fuencaral, restaurants and the parks. It was perfect for someone new to the city. My host, Ms. Sonia Torreira was very kind in suggesting evening entertainment and day-time sight-seeing.
The apartment is clean, comfortable and the view from the balcony is to be remembered! I especially enjoyed having my coffee out there and experiencing the buzzing city life below me...the six flights of stairs were a welcome excersice after all the good food in Madrid! l would highly recommend spending your vacation there!
“beautiful space, beautiful views in the very center of madrid”
Left on 08/21/2010 for a stay in February 2010 | A FlipKey verified reviewerReviewed Aug 21, 2010Stayed Feb 2010
i can only say great things about the apartment in sol. its well decorated and very functional. sonia was extremely helpful in not only giving pratical tips but also sending us to some non-touristy restaurants, markets and shops. you can tell that she really loves sharing madrid with her guests!
Left on 08/20/2010 for a stay in July 2010 | A FlipKey verified reviewerReviewed Aug 20, 2010Stayed Jul 2010
You are centrally located in the heart of Madrid with stores, cafes and main tourist attractions all around you. Apartment is spacious and so very convenient! Sleeps 4 comfortably and having access to a washer is a welcome treat while on vacation.
Only drawback is climbing the stairs
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