Go Back  Fodor's Travel Talk Forums > Destinations > Europe
Reload this Page >

Barcelona Spain - Seeking Suggestions r.e. Villa Rental & Activities W Kids

Barcelona Spain - Seeking Suggestions r.e. Villa Rental & Activities W Kids

Jan 21st, 2015, 07:06 AM
  #1  
Original Poster
 
Join Date: Jan 2015
Posts: 1
Barcelona Spain - Seeking Suggestions r.e. Villa Rental & Activities W Kids

Hi,
I am looking into organizing a trip for our family and two others. Our plan is to rent a large villa with pool and cook in or around Barcelona, and use it as a base for exploring the area. Kids are 6 - 12 years old. Questions:

1. Any major flaws with this as an overall plan?

2. In what nearby cities / towns should we rent the house?

3. What are best activities that kids will really enjoy?

4. Any other suggestions?
Mitchsol is offline  
Jan 21st, 2015, 07:24 AM
  #2  
 
Join Date: Feb 2003
Posts: 7,563
How many people?

What's the real purpose of the trip - to see Barcelona or to piddle about outside of it? If you want to see Barcelona, stay IN Barcelona and check out flats in the same building for the various families on www.apartur.com.
BigRuss is offline  
Jan 21st, 2015, 07:39 AM
  #3  
 
Join Date: Mar 2006
Posts: 2,505
Take the children to the Chocolate Museum : http://www.museuxocolata.cat/?lang=en
Other ideas :http://www.kidsinbarcelona.com/en/ki...eums-with-kids
Pvoyageuse is offline  
Jan 21st, 2015, 08:02 AM
  #4  
 
Join Date: Mar 2003
Posts: 8,827
Do you have a budget in mind? If you are looking for a large villa with a pool, be prepared to pay for it. Good quality villas in Catalunya run from a low of €2000/wk to more than €25,000/wk, depending on the season, number of bedrooms, location and amenities. Most villas rent from Saturday to Saturday. Some villas require a minimum of 2-week stay during high season.

The last villa we rented for a client was near the medieval village of Palafrugell and it was €9800 for one week in late September.

Timing is also important. Checking availabily, you'll find that many of the larger villas are already booked from June through August.
Robert2533 is offline  
Jan 21st, 2015, 12:40 PM
  #5  
 
Join Date: Jan 2003
Posts: 4,038
We're paying $1500/wk in June but not in the Barcelona area.
Bedar is offline  

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are On


Thread Tools
Search this Thread

Contact Us - Archive - Advertising - Cookie Policy -

FODOR'S VIDEO

All times are GMT -8. The time now is 01:10 PM.