A friendly owner. The location is very central but in a dirty street. The apartment is shabby; broken blind in the living (we solved this ourselves otherwise we would have been in the dark), furniture that's on the verge of collapsing, bad beds. Housekeeping wasn't there on a daily basis as is mentioned. It really wasn't very clean; the toilet seat was wiped but the rest was still dirty. Yak!
Barcelona is a fantastic city and we will certainly come back here but we will opt for another apartment. Santa Monica is, despite the friendly owner, not recommendable!