About the Homestay
I live in an attic in the center of Madrid, three minutes from the Royal Palace and five from the Plaza de España. Next to it are the Sabatini gardens and then the Parque del Oeste. Two metro stops away is the Lago pool with great facilities, very practical in winter and summer.
It is an old house full of charm and personality. Polka and Choni are "the tigers" who guard the house, affectionate and friendly. I write and dedicate myself to different projects related to my profession. I am a calm, communicative and well disposed person. And if anyone needs help, I'm here.
- Pets Indoor
- Non Smoking
- Allow Smoking
Bedrooms available for booking
About the Area
The house is in the historic center of Madrid in the Los Austrias in a very quiet area a few minutes from the Royal Palace, Plaza of Spain and Gran Via Los Jardines de Sabatini almost connect to the Parque del Oeste small street. There are several subway and bus lines. The shopping area is practically next door and walking fifteen minutes is the Malasaña, Chueca, La Latina and ten minutes from the Puerta del Sol There are plenty of bars and pubs.
Local Area Facilities
- Shopping Centre
- Amusement Park
- Bus Stop
Hosts can offer a complimentary light breakfast at their discretion. All other meals, including a full breakfast, might incur an additional cost, if offered. Meals and any additional payment should be arranged directly with your host.
Included in the stay
- Complimentary Light Breakfast
- Use of Kitchen
Smoking is allowed in the kitchen and the terrace moderately. Smoking is not allowed in the bedrooms, nor is it allowed to light candles in them or eat. In the kitchen there is a table, you can use it to eat what you bring from outside, you can also use plates and cutlery, you can also store things to eat in the refrigerator, YOU CANNOT COOK, it is only allowed to heat water in the Heater. You cannot store suitcases belonging to other people outside the house. Guests do not have to wash what they use, there is a dishwasher. If you have any type of allergy to animals, do not come, there are two cats.
Enjoy your stay and respect how you would like them to do with you and remember, I am here to help you feel good.
Smoking is allowed outdoors only.
Well, I spent 2 months with Carmen, at first it was lovely, the odd moment where she sent a back handed insult my way when I did something not to her style, assuming I had "servants" possibly due to being from Britain gave her a strange assumption of me or picked at tiny little things, how much coffee I drank, why I'm not going out at night, commenting on my mobile usage or for example complaining about my indoor slipers on the outdoor table even tho she allows her cats to run around the kitchen worktops but nothing too major, then when I asked if she could reduce the cleaning charge (which i was cohersed into paying as she never stated or talked to me about helping clean the parts of the house i didn't even use and i always cleaned after showering/cooking) as I was leaving earlier, she freaked out. I saved +1500€ for apparently just the bed, everything else, ie the toilet is Carmen being "generous". I was in Spain as a student to work for free and Carmen made me feel on edge and judged every day...
Carmen is a great host, very helpful and kind. We enjoyed talking to her, she is very interesting person. The house is in the great place for sightseeing the city, comfortable and pleasant.
Very friendly and helpful. The house was beautiful and location was very suitable to travel around with ease.
Carmen was a gem to meet. She made good conversations and made us feel very welcomed :)
Friendly and accommodating host, beautiful place really close to the center. Carmen was kind and considerate, we had a wonderful time. Would recommend to anybody.
Mi estancia con Carmen fue muy positiva . Ella es una persona muy amable , respetuosa y solidaria . Hasta hemos compartido salidas !
Su casa es cómoda , ordenada y limpia .
Compartir con su gato Pepe no ha sido problema pues es muy tranquilo y no anda por la casa .
Subir cuatro pisos de escalera, deja de ser un inconveniente cuando todo es tan agradable .
How do I book?
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When do I pay?
Once a host confirms they're available, you can go ahead and pay the 15% booking fee (maximum of 250 $£€ for longer term bookings) and a 25% deposit using a choice of payments: Visa, Mastercard, American Express, Maestro, Laser, JCB & PayPal. The deposit is collected in advance on behalf of the host to protect against no show or late cancellations (within 7 days of arrival). You then pay your host the balance due on arrival. The 25% deposit payment is made to the host 2 business days after your scheduled arrival date. This deposit payment will only be refunded if you cancel the booking at least 7 full days prior to arrival.
When can I share my contact details?
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