Beautiful Spaces: Where I Stayed in Toledo, Spain

by gigigriffis

Welcome back to Beautiful Spaces—a series of posts in which I talk about the places where I stay during my travels. It all started in 2013 when I realized that my contentment on the road is directly connected to how much I love where I’m living…and so made a commitment to find beautiful spaces to call home along the way. This is one such space.

So, as you may already know, I spent April in Toledo, Spain, famed for its widespread religious significance and loved by me for its beautiful walled city and pretty walking paths.

While I was there, I was incredibly lucky to stay in a pretty little third-floor apartment right in the center. I actually stumbled upon it by accident and it ended up being one of my favorite Airbnb rentals of all time.


So, what do I mean by accident? I mean that I wasn’t that committed to finding somewhere spectacular that month. With the financial strain of my early-year medical bills, Luna’s ongoing vet bills, and all these other little expenses that keep popping up, I was feeling nervous about money, so for the first time in a long time, I was only exploring the most affordable options I could find. I wasn’t willing to spend extra for sunshine or space. I was hoping for financial savings. That’s it.

So I got really lucky when I found this gem for under $600 per month and discovered that it was simple, clean, and really pleasant, with a massive tree outside the windows on one side of the house (making me feel like I was living in a treehouse) and a sunny living room where I often opened up the doors to my sort-of balcony so that Luna and I could enjoy the sun and the breeze.

Anyway, enough words. Here are more photos:

Living room

balcony doors


Doors   kitchen




As usual, I found this lovely little place via Airbnb. If you haven’t signed up yet, would you use this link to do so? You and I both get a little credit from Airbnb if you do.

Looking for this specific apartment’s info? Here’s the link.

Going to Spain? Grab a copy of my Barcelona guide: Barcelona: 10 Locals Tell You Where to Go, What to Eat, & How to Fit In.

Planning a trip to Europe? You can see all the beautiful spaces I’ve stayed in here.

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Neens Bea May 21, 2015 - 10:45 am

Our surroundings are so important! I once spent a month living in a ‘bunker’ – a converted garage with no natural daylight and walls so moist and mouldy that I had to pull the bed out from the walls to prevent the bedlinen from getting wet! Luckily, there was a spectacular beach just a 5-minute walk away, and I’m pretty sure that beach saved my sanity… ;-)

gigigriffis May 22, 2015 - 1:00 am

Oh my gosh! I did something similar in Switzerland, living in a storage room without a window. It was one of the most depressing things ever.


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