House to Share


Madrid 28045 Spain

Listing # 134981


Rates From EUR 550 Monthly
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Last Updated: Tuesday, March 10, 2020

Lovely, light-filled, quiet and spacious room in a central unique setting

This is a lovely room for a student or young professional who wants to take the most of her stay in Madrid. The room is situated 5 minutes to Atocha, in one of the a trendiest and best situated neighborhoods of Madrid. Atocha is the main commuter and regular train station, and this 5 minutes is also good for two lines of metro and many buses. Culture is at hand, 10-15 minute walking to main museums such a Reina Sofía, El Prado, Thyssen, Caixa forum, as well alternative contemporary culture hubs such as El Matadero, Tabacalera or La Casa Encendida. You will have all kind of offers for your leisure time, be it best night life areas in Madrid, like Lavapiés or Malasa├▒a, or urban green spaces also at a walking distance, like El Retiro or Madrid Río.

The room has a big closet, chests of drawers, bookshelves and a nice study area. The apartment is located in the fifth floor (with two elevators), has been renovated last year, and is big enough to feel very independent: it has a beautiful living room and kitchen, in addition to bathroom for your own use. I will provide everything you need for the stay (bed linen, towels, etc.) In the price it is included a wonderful central heating and high-speed fiber connection to internet. Utilities such as light and water will be paid separately, in a normal usage around 30 euros.

Basics:

Number of Bedrooms
1
Number of Bathrooms
1
Number of Offices
0
Surface Size
120 Sq. Meters
Suited for
1 people
Property Type
House

Availability:

Available from Wednesday, July 1, 2020 onward
Minimum Stay
3 month(s)
Flexible With Dates
Yes
Comments on Dates
I prefer people staying for the whole academic year or one semester
*Approximate location of the property is within the blue radius. Red markers indicate surrounding points of interest including schools, universities, libraries and museums.

City Madrid
Postal Code - State or Province 28045 Comunidad de Madrid
Country Spain
Neighborhood Keywords Palos de Moguer
Closest University all of them!
University nearby




Rental Price:

Asked
EUR 550 Monthly

Rent Negotiable
Yes
Utilities Included
Some
Cleaning Services Included
Some

Surroundings:

  • Near Shops
  • Urban Environment
  • Near Public Transports

Additional Information:

  • Furnished
  • Off Campus
  • Available for Short Term

Amenities:

  • Modern Kitchen
  • Washer
  • Dishwasher
  • Air-Conditioning
  • High Speed Internet
  • Wireless Network
  • Printer
  • Elevator
  • Security System or Doorman
  • TV
  • Balcony or Patio
  • Gym
  • Other:

Considerations:



Smoke Free
No
Pets Welcome
No
Car Available
No

Perform Housesitting Duties?:

No

About Member

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Academic Confirmed Academic Faculty or Staff (Universities, Research Institutes, and Museums)
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Member Since Mar 4 2011
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About Me
I am a full professor at the Autonomous University in Madrid, Spain. I did my Ph-D at Stanford University in Anthropology. I love to travel and exchange with people all around the world and want other people get to know Madrid. I have two places I offer to rent, both in the center of Madrid (a beautiful cozy apartment perfect for longer stays in the city and two rooms for short visits to conferences or tourism). In addition to be lovely places, both are situated just wonderfully: train, metro, and buses and walking distance to museums, parks, and cultural events! Hope I see you in Spain soon!

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This apartment is a furnished rental property of 41 m2 according to the Madrid's housing registry.

The landlady has a number of important policies for her tenants: 1 / The contract will be in Spanish, even if she rents to a tenant, like me, who did not know much Spanish. 2 / She will give her tenants only one set of keys, even if she rents to more than one person; she herself will keep keys to the apartment. Her tenants can make a second set of keys at their own cost. 3 / All utility bills are in her name, and so the tenants are paying her, and not the respective companies; whoever needs a utility bill in order to prove that they are living in Madrid, will have no utility bill to do so. 4 / The tenant will pay "comunidad" -- in addition to gas, water, electricity, and internet. 5 / Since the landlady is paying the utility bills, she will retain the security deposit for several months AFTER the termination of the contract, so that she can subtract open utility bills from the security deposit, since the billing cycles, in particular for gas and water, are significantly delayed. NB - I could not confirm whether my predecessors ever received their security deposit; I myself am still waiting for the return of my security deposit.

Positive about the apartment: 1 / good location 2 / each room has a window 3 / during the summer the apartment is relatively cool despite the absence of an AC 4 / 6 chairs and 2 stools; and 2 beds: a twin and a full 5 / meters for gas and water are in the apartment

Negative about the apartment: 1 / The building does not have a doorman, but the door buzzer at the entrance has a camera; however, while I stayed in the apartment, the door buzzer in the apartment was not upgraded to a door buzzer with a camera. 2 / When I moved into the apartment, the apartment door had a hole in the bottom and a broken lock, since my predecessor had needed a locksmith when they had locked themselves out of the apartment; the landlady did not consider it necessary to repair the door or the lock while I stayed in the apartment. 3 / Wobbly, smallish folding table and no desk. 4 / No book case. 5 / The tenant has no access to the electricity meter. 6 / In the winter the apartment is cold, as the apartment has mostly outside walls; since the apartment is heated with gas, the gas bill for the winter is considerable. 7 / The stove is half gas, half electric; and there is a gas furnace for hot water and heat. NB - when I moved into the apartment in July 2017, the gas furnace was broken, and I had no hot water for several days; in August 2018, when the gas tap of the stove broke, it took a few weeks, until the landlady agreed to repair the broken gas tap.

Disappointing DAR 6/15/2019 10:06:00 PM
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