500 year old Santa Cruz House restoration

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Private room in villa hosted by Juan Carlos

  1. 2 guests
  2. 1 bedroom
  3. 1 bed
  4. 1 shared bath
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Hey whats up guys, my name is Juan Carlos. I had a dream to get a place and fix it up on my own. I am currently working on it and what you see is one of the finished rooms. Its a work in progress. If you are interested in more info about the designs I have done to the house please read below and check out my instagram.

The space
I like to make beautiful spaces. There is not one specific way for something to be beautiful. When I first got this place, I felt like it was already a beauty, but it was covered up pretending to be something it was not. For many years, people who were here did not respect what it was. So I began to do what I felt the house asked for, which was not to try to be something it is not, but to accept what it is. And what it is is a 500-year-old house that is proud and comfortable with itself. "I am old and I don’t want to change or try to be something I am not. Don’t make me new. Make me real,” the house said to me. So a relationship began. “What do you want?” I would ask, and it told. Sometimes we would fight. Sometimes we laughed. Sometimes it seemed like we would never get along. But we never quit, and we bonded and became friends.


I wanted this room to feel luxurious, like a romantic getaway with beautiful details. The sleeping area is tucked away behind a wall of white curtains that you can close to create the feel of even more privacy. You enter the bed by stepping onto a tiered mosaic platform, which I created with bits of tiles I salvaged from around the house, some 100 years old. When you lie down, you sink into a cushion of pillows — some goose down, some thick memory foam. The windows I made by hand, and when you open them, you look down into the courtyard garden, hear the chirping birds, and feel the orange-blossom-scented breezes of Sevilla. The window seat doubles as a chest, where you can store your luggage, and a closet has been cut into the thick, 500-year-old stone walls — all created by hand.

Where you'll sleep

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1 queen bed

What this place offers

Kitchen
Wifi
Free street parking
Air conditioning
Hair dryer
Refrigerator
Microwave
Dedicated workspace
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Where you’ll be

Sevilla, Andalucía, Spain

If you’re coming to Sevilla to see the city, there is no better place to stay than Santa Cruz. The first time I came to Sevilla, I didn’t know anything about it and I was alone. I found this neighborhood just walking around, and I was amazed. I felt like I wanted the people I knew to see it with me. The streets are so small you spread your arms and touch both sides. You can find small passages where you have to duck down to pass. You can peak into a patio and feel like you’re looking into the past, like you are a time traveler. So many of us have this dream to go explore a place and get lost in a maze of beautiful history, cobblestone streets, old walls with hanging vines. This is it — this is Santa Cruz. If Sevilla were alive — and it is — this is its heart.

From the house, you are a short walk to the major sights and experiences of Sevilla, as well as a mix of tapas bars and restaurants:

Catedral de Sevilla: 4 min walk
Jardines de Murillo: 4 min
Royal Alcazar: 5 min
Museo del Baile Flamenco: 6 min
Alfalfa: 7 min
Iglesia del Salvador: 9 min
Parque Maria Luisa: 10 min
Plaza de Toros: 13 min
Guadalquivir River & Puente de Isabel II: 13 min
Plaza Encarnación: 14 min
La Torre de Oro: 14 min
Plaza de Espana: 15 min
Triana: 17 min

Hosted by Juan Carlos

  1. Joined in March 2013
  • 3,764 Reviews
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I like making beautiful spaces and, letting people enjoy them. Everyone should read the little prince.

Co-hosts

  • Claudia

During your stay

As much or as little as you like. I’m happy to give you suggestions of my favorite places to visit and restaurants around town. Or have a conversation about anything in general.

Juan Carlos is a Superhost

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  • Languages: English, Español
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House rules

Check-in: After 3:00 PM
Checkout: 11:00 AM
Self check-in with lockbox
Not suitable for children and infants
No smoking
No pets
No parties or events

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No carbon monoxide alarm
Smoke alarm

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