Welcome to our home in Barcelona!

Traveling Group
  • Carlos Translator/Linguist (44)
  • Stephen Hotel Manager (49)


Preferred Exchanges

  • Open to Any Dates
  • Varsovia, Polonia

    January 1 — December 31, 2015 These dates are flexible

    We'd love to visit Warsaw in 2015!


  • Culinary Travel
  • Historic Sites
  • Museums
  • Theater/Cinema
Especially Passionate About

Art and Culture / Good food!

We love art, culture, music, films/tv series, books, good food, walking... passion for travelling!!!!

Vacation Type

Exchange Reviews

January - December 2010

Carlos' and Stephens apartment is absolutely gorgeous! It's in a ...

Petra from Meidling said

Carlos' and Stephens apartment is absolutely gorgeous! It's in a nice neighbourhood next to the sea! We spent a really awsome week in this clean, cosy and comfortable apartment. City Center is just 5 stops with the metro and several busses, where you can get a nice overview of the area. Lolo the cat is super fun (superguay) :-) and the huge movie collection is perfect for a rainy day, which we sadly had. But we also had sunny days in this lively city, which we easily spend at the seaside and the swimming pool - very relaxing! We had the chance to meet Carlos and Stephen in vienna, they have been extremely nice and they took super care on our flat so it is homeexchange !!!!!AT IT'S BEST!!!!!! Vielen Dank, muchas gracias ;o) we wish you all the best!

Carlos & Stephen
What we said about Petra's house:

We've spent a whole week in Vienna at Petra & Markus' penthouse and we have had a great time in this fantastic, beautiful and full of classic and modern culture. Petra and Markus' penthouse is in a perfect location to access the city center and the airport, and the flat is really cosy with all the amenities needed to spend a enjoyable time in gorgeous Vienna. We have had the chance to meet them and they're a really nice and trustworthy couple, they have really taken care of our apartment and our cat. We really appreciate it! Thank you for this fantastic week in Vienna!!! Good luck with your trip (Petra) and your diploma (Markus)!!! Muchas gracias!!!!

January - December 2008

I visited Barcelona in october 2008. Of course the city is ...

Nienke from Amsterdam, Netherlands said

I visited Barcelona in october 2008. Of course the city is beautiful, but staying in Carlos/Stephen their appartment makes it just more fun! My mum and I had a great time. The appartment is brand new and stylish decorated, three minutes walk from the beach!! Lolo the red cat is funny and the king of the house ;). Carlos and Stephen are careful with their stuff, but also with yours. It felt good and we want to thank you a lot! Muchos bien! Nienke (& mum)

Carlos & Stephen
What we said about Nienke's house:

We made our first home exchange with Nienke and her mum who visited our flat in Barcelona while we stayed at hers in Amsterdam in October 2008 and she was a perfect guest. Our house was clenar when we got back than when we left it! As for Amsterdam, Nienke's flat is a perfect location, quiet area, direct tramline into museums and city centre and close to the train station for the airport! And a lovely no-fuss cute cat as well!!! Thank you, Nienke. I hope you enjoyed our flat too in Barcelona.

January - December 2009

We had a really nice week-long exchange! The apartment is ...

Clara from Stockholm, Sweden said

We had a really nice week-long exchange! The apartment is modern, comfortable, clean and nicely decorated. In combination with the balcony and the swimming pool it is the perfect place to relax between the touristic excursions! Just a few minutes walk and you are on the beach! About ten minutes walk and you have direct metro line to the major touristic sights of beautiful Barcelona.Carlos and Steve are well organised and very nice to deal with. Thanks for a great week!

Carlos & Stephen
What we said about Clara's house:

We had a fantastic time in Stockholm! Claras apartment is modern and cosy and located in a cool neighbourhood...right next to the metro ( only 2 stops till city center) but walking distance also.Excellent host, left lots of info and suggestions to have a great week in Stockholm.Clara and her sister left our apartment in perfect condition! tack!

January - December 2010

I just returned from a fantastic week at the home ...

naiara from Barcelona, Spain said

I just returned from a fantastic week at the home of Charles and Steve. They are charming and very careful, have their house in order, is a very new building in a quiet area of Barcelona, next to the beach. Perfect for discovering the city, and when you come home be comfortable. If it rains, you do not get bored, they have a large collection of books and movies, and if the weather is nice the pool is perfect for refreshing. Lolo, Their cat, is very quiet. If you decide to visit Barcelona is a perfect choice for sightseeing.

Carlos & Stephen
What we said about naiara's house:

We have spent a wonderful week in Ibiza at Naiara's apartment in Es Can

January - December 2011

We just came back from a great exchange with Carlos ...

Marie from Stockholm said

We just came back from a great exchange with Carlos and Stephen in Barcelona. Their flat is comfortable with all modern facilities, personally decorated and with a nice atmosphere. Carlos and Stephen has a big collection of books, music and films that we really appreciated, we could easily have spent the whole week indoors... We liked their cats a lot too; big Lolo and super cute, cuddly kitten Maya. All together our hosts, their cosy flat and the cats made us feel just like home. The flat is only five minutes from the wonderful beach in Barcelona and we used to start the day walking along the Mediterrean Sea on our way to the city center. The area is also well connected to the city center with the metro, buses and the tram. At night we ate dinner in the close by area Pablo Nuevo, there were also closer restaurants, grocery shops and a big mall within a short walking distance. Carlos and Stephen made us feel really welcome to their home and they took good care of our apartment during our exchange. We can strongly recommend an exchange with them if you're planning to go to Barcelona! Gracias amigos! Tack! All the best in the future, Marie & Andreas

Carlos & Stephen
What we said about Marie's house:

After a really nice and warm welcome to the appartment in Stockholm, we really enjoyed the quietness of the area, close to the water but also the excelent transport connections to the wonderful city centre of Stockholm and other areas of the city. The flat is really cozy and Marie and Andreas made everything possible for us to feel at home. They are a really nice Swedish couple who like to look after their things as well as yours. I had the chance of meeting them and I strongly recommend you to exchange your flat with them if you\'re planning to visit Stockholm! They have looked after our flat, our cats and our plants! Exchange experience at its best!!! Tack sà ycket!!! All the best with your next exchanges!! Carlos & Steve

January - December 2012

Dear Carlos and Stephen, this exchange was a very good ...

Jakob & Claudia
Jakob & Claudia from Bezirk Neukölln said

Dear Carlos and Stephen, this exchange was a very good experience for us. Everything went smoothly and very uncomplicated. We spent some wonderful days in Barcelona. To discover this fantastic city and coming home after a long and lively day to your cosy flat was just great. We felt very comfortable and especially enjoyed the time with your two lovely cats Maia and Lolo. To be at the sea in just 3 minutes walking was more than great. It was really nice to meet you and we also hope to repeat the exchange. Barcelona is a fantastic city and you two guys are perfect exchange partners. If you plan to visit Barcelona we truely can recommend to exchange with Carlos and Stephen. Thank you so much! Hasta luego, Adeu! C+J

Carlos & Stephen
What we said about Jakob & Claudia's house:

Dear Claudia and Jakob! We've just been 6 days in your flat in Berlin and we'd like to thank you for giving us the chance of experiencing this amazing city, with so much history and with such an interesting cultural and art offer in every corner. Been in your flat added a plus of inspiration to the trip thanks to your good taste in the decoration of the flat. Besides, your area is the place to be now in Berlin, with loads of cafes, restaurants, bakeries and an arty crowd, and of course well-connected to the main touristic sites of Berlin. Your two beautiful cats, Suri and Krishna were great company. Jakob and Claudia looked after our flat and our cats and the exchange went smoothly. If you want to visit Berlin, we strongly recommend you to exchange with Claudia & Jakob. It'll be great to repeat the exchange in the future. Danke schon Liebe Freunde!

September - September 2013

Carlos & Stephen, thank you so much for letting me stay ...

Pernille from Copenhagen said

Carlos & Stephen, thank you so much for letting me stay at your wonderful apartment. I loved it! All of it! The sunset over the mountains, the two minute walk to the beach, the relaxed and fun atmosphere in the area where you live. And the cats were so easy to care for. I had a great time in Barcelona and felt completely safe to leave my apartment in your hands. I would love to do another exchange with you! Muchas gracias. Pernille

Carlos & Stephen
What we said about Pernille's house:

Thank you, Pernille for a nice and easy exchange. Copenhaguen is a wonderful city and Pernille's flat is in one of the nicest areas, Osterbro, around the corner from the main high street and it's very well connected to the city center by bus and by train to the airport. Easy! The flat has all the basic commodities you need and a nice decoration. Pernille looked well after our flat and our cats and we really appreciate it! And his dad even gave us a lift from the airport! Mange Tak! ¡Gracias, Pernille! Det var meget hyggeligt! Stephen & Carlos

January - January 2014

We stayed at the home of Carlos & Steven & had the ...

Carol from Remuera said

We stayed at the home of Carlos & Steven & had the best time. The apartment was just lovely. Everything that you could wish for. Close to all the amenities & a city that is very easy to get around in. We loved the swimming pools on site after a hot day sightseeing. Thank you Carlos & Steven for a great week. Carol & Marian

June - June 2015

We had a lovely time at Carlos and Stephen's apartment ...

Patrick & Grace
Patrick & Grace from Brooklyn said

We had a lovely time at Carlos and Stephen's apartment in Barcelona. They couldn't have been more welcoming -- they even secured a crib for our baby to use and converted their office into a nice bedroom for our teenager! Their place was comfortable, modern and full of intriguing collections of books and other media. Their two cute cats were also welcoming and easy to take care of. We cooked alot in their well-stocked kitchen while enjoying the views from the terrace. The kids loved the salt water pool downstairs and the 2-minute walk to the beach. The neighborhood of San Martin is a quiet, beach-oriented one, with easy subway access to the rest of the city and plenty of nice restaurants and tranquil plazas of its own. As a hard-core walker, I would often hike to the city center to get a better idea of the lay of the city. A wonderful experience that we would do again in a heartbeat. Thanks guys!