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Barrio adjacent to Historic city & city's cosmo Carmen - unrestricted on-street free parking.

Apartment / 2 bedrooms / sleeps 5

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Apartment / 2 bedrooms / sleeps 5

Key Info
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 4 km
  • Great for children of all ages
  • Car not necessary
  • Air conditioning
  • No pets allowed

Well established city centre residential location just 5min semi-pedestrianised direct walk via the historic Serranos bridge that overlooks the delightful 9km World renowned river gardens via the imposing & magnificent 14th century Torres de Serranos (the Historic city's main entrance) directly to the Historic quarters & the city's liveliest & 'the' most happening cosmopolitan quarter of Carmen.This charming bright, south facing balconied apartment is on the 5th floor of a well maintained residential purpose built block. Imposing 80's styled redecorated marbled tiled foyer leading to stairwell and super efficient dual lifts service.

Two fully redecorated & partially refitted late 2014 double bedrooms one with variable speed ceiling fan (up-draft & down-draft) the other with variable speed high-velocity fan. Both have double-glazed windows & overlook a quiet inner *light-well - invariably creating a highly efficient through-draft effect, thus pulling air throughout the entire apartment. Bedrooms and all living room windows benefit from full drop-down integral shutters (obscuring all day-light & minimizes heat convection - adjustable to allow air-flow at night). Spacious 24 m2 pleasantly bright (natural light) south facing living/dining area with 'eco' 2.5Kw reverse cycle Hot & Cold air-conditioning. Full entertainment systems ie; music centre, wide-screen TV with Spanish to English option & DVD player. Enchanting 'eye-of- the-sun' balcony with convenient easy sliding 4-piece double-glazed 'panoramic' windows. Pleasant open aspects over wide verdant Palm tree lined avenue. Fully equipped kitchen with plenty of storage space etc. Bathroom refitted Feb 2014 with spacious shower enclosure & increased storage space. Unlimited hot water thanks to super efficient 'mains' gas operated boiler - perfect for multiple showers. N.B valid consideration when comparing; 'all-electric' apartments with statutory Spanish 2 Kw electric hot water heater installations - Drying areas accessible via lifts to roof terrace. Selection of DVDs.

Closest proximity for Historic city for predominantly unrestricted 'on-street' parking - save a small fortune! N.B Valencia's Historic city and its immediate surrounds are quite impossible for parking & notorious for tow-away's €200 +. The excellent v.nearby metro/tram (none within Historic city - think fragile ancient buildings etc) & most bus services finish early 23.29 - saving you from wasting your time & money on unnecessary taxis which invariably are quite impossible during the city's numerous fiestas. The city's two most famous C.14 iconic historic buildings are en-route - No more losing your bearings, particularly useful in the early hours or if having left your smartphone behind!

Size Sleeps up to 5, 2 bedrooms
Nearest beach Metro-tram L4 direct @15min 75c 3.5 km
Will consider Long term lets (over 1 month)
Access Car not necessary
Nearest travel links Nearest airport: Metro 50min L3 & L4 2€. Taxi 14min 25&eur 8 km, Nearest railway: Metro L4 & 3 @15-20min 82c. Taxi 8€ 2.5 km
Family friendly Great for children of all ages
Notes No pets allowed, No smoking at this property

Features and Facilities

Luxuries Internet access, DVD player
General Air conditioning, TV, CD player, Wi-Fi available
Standard Kettle, Iron, Hair dryer
Utilities Clothes dryer, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine
Rooms 2 bedrooms, 1 bathrooms of which 1 Family bathrooms, Solarium or roof terrace
Furniture 1 Sofa beds, Double beds (2), Cots (1), Dining seats for 6, Lounge seats for 6
Other Linen provided, Towels provided, High chair
Outdoors Balcony or terrace, Bicycles available, Climbing frame, Swing set, Trampoline
Access Parking, Lift access, Suitable for people with restricted mobility, Wheelchair users
Further details indoors

South facing 'eye of the sun' balcony which enjoys partial shade from a majestic bird thronged Eucalyptus - perfect for unwinding whilst enjoying a glass of wine 'watching the world go by'. The apartment's not overlooked or facing other buildings, thus giving a most pleasurable ambiance. In addition the wide and relatively quiet (traffic restricted to single-lane only) tree laden Avenue's beneficial seaward's facing orientation benefits from welcoming inshore summer sea-breezes which will readily circulate throughout. Enjoy a pleasant respite from the restricted nearby confines of the Historic city & many of its surrounding narrower side-streets which can sometimes be quite airless & oppressive especially during the warm & humid summer months.Premium quality 135cm firm fully sprung mattresses help ensure a good night's sleep. 2.5 kw air-conditioning reverse cycle ie; heating/chill modes. (Samsung Inverter 21db (v.quiet!) unit - fitted living/diner - 07/2012). Additionally both bedrooms have efficient high-velocity fans.

INTERNET; Options - 1/ basic mobile WiFi 3G 'everywhere' internet available - runs up to 5 units ie smartphones/tablets etc 15€ weekly & 2/ Mobile 'everywhere' 3G internet guaranteed 250 Mb daily download service from 4€ daily - 25€ weekly - Save a fortune on roaming charges! Perfect for metro & city bike hire apps, googling, en-route navigation for the best sites/restaurants etc 3/ 4G ADSL WiFi non -roaming, mega-fast available. Minimum weekly rate - subject to availability 10€ weekly. Monthly 30€ - maximum 30 Gb downloads. -. Please advise at time of booking if required as none are permanent installations.New for 2015 charming park of jarden de Morvedra opposite entrance to building with great kids play-area and lots of seating - very popular with young & older people.

***************SAVVY SHOPPERS*****************

Canny shoppers will love close proximity to Nuevo Centreo just 10 min which right next to is the Estacion de Autobuses bus no 160 goes direct to Bonaire within 26 min, reputedly Spain's largest out of town mall. You'll find all major Spanish brands along with major High St brands with outlets, 'end of lines' etc offering upwards of 80% OFF normal prices, with the savings made, you could end up making your break pay for itself & more....

Further details outdoors

This apartment couldn't be easier to get to, if by car - First turning left past the landmark Torres Del Serranos, over the bridge, turn left and third turning on the right for Calle Sagunto. Also easy for accessing all main road connections for major Spanish cities within 5 mins.- generally easy nearby on-street unrestricted parking. See metrovalencia for park (FREE) & ride options from Empalme L4 direct 10 mins every 10 min 7 day service. - Zone A also can be used direct to beach just 7.20€ with a Bono - 10 tickets.

Budget and quality supermarkets ie; Lidl & Mercadona 2-3 min walk. El Carmen/Old City is Valencia's 'most happening' and subtly enchanting barrio with its myriad of trendy bars and restaurants suiting all tastes and budgets with its charmingly elegant marble-paved pedestrianised plazas - perfect for chilling-out, people watching. From city centre shopping etc to swimming/sunbathing or enjoying the best seafood at the numerous excellent fine restaurants at the fine sandy Blue flag beaches of Malverossa accessed direct via the city's fast metro/tram service within 15-17min.

New for 2015 charming jarden de Morvedra with brilliant kids play area - just opposite building's entrance. Viveros Real' park Valencia city's premier 'Royal gardens' & Bella de Arts - Valencia's premier art gallery/museum - just 5 min away with their charming terraced cafes, excellent children's play-areas etc. Great outdoor pool 'La Hipica' with bar etc within shady sub-tropical gardens - adjacent to Viveros park - see satellite/mapping - zoom-in on Calle Jaca - just to the right of Calle Ruaya....perfect for cooling-off and relaxing.

Visit Valencia's most famous 30-50's actress Concha Piquer's bithplace, latterly Holywood star,'carefully restored Art Nouveau house now a delightful museum - just across road. The prestigious IVAAM home of contemporary global art and Spain's second established (1819) delightful university Botanical gardens are within 15 mins walk as are most of the definitive 'Lonely Planet' & other guides of merit, recommendations.

City bike hire weekly from 10€ available in Calle D'Argentar Suaraz/Ruaya station 132 (behind is a 24/7 convenience shop) - just across road - see www.valenbisi.es. The City is perfect for biking to the best beaches (perfect during the mild winter months) through the delightful 9km world acclaimed Turia river gardens with its dedicated trails - accessed within 2 min.

Parents & friends of Erasmus or University students will appreciate the ready convenience of metro/tram 'Sagunto' L.4 metro/tram 1 min walk & direct services to the city's main faculties within 3-5 mins. See metrovalencia for timetables/routeplanners/mapping and terrific value Bono rates. The city's main University Faculty is 5 min walk away.

*************SAVVY SHOPPERS***********

Canny shoppers will want to check out either the Nuevo Centro - centre's largest mall - just 10 min walk or hop on the bus No 8 (frequent every 20 min service 6 -days) to the Estacion de Autobuses right next to Nuevo Centro bus no 160 (frequent all day service) which takes you direct to Bonaire Spain's reputedly largest of of town mall within 26 min, where you'll find all the major Spanish brands & global brands many offering up to 80% on end-of-line etc off the High St prices.

The Valenciana region

Valencia is Spain's third most important city and certainly Spain's most dynamic for regeneration of the inner city. Hosting F.1 Grand Prix racing bi-anually.

Glorious fine sandy 'Blue flag' beaches within 15mins (in contrast to Barcelona's rough & coarse builders gravel imitations)

Some of Spain's best value night-life during the summer months down at the beaches. All year around action in cosmo' Carmen 5 mins - no need for taxis or even searching for one! N.B much of the Historic city is semi- pedestrianized. Canovas - around the elegant Gran Via Maquis del Turia @ 20mins walk, 5 mins taxi.

Splendid C.12 Cathedral with resplendant plazas with cafes/bars to stop at and 'let the world go by' just 10 mins walk away in the enchanting and cosmopolitan historic quarter.

Good shopping including ; Zara, Loewe, Camper shoes, Five El Cortes Ingles department stores (two just 12 mins). Adolfo Dominquez, Mango, Massimo Dutti and other smart European renowned brands around Calle Colon.

Valencia

Metro/tram service - Sagunt terminus @125 metres runs every 10 - 20 mins to the beach & the quirky but charming fishermans barrio of Cabanyal with its amazingly eclectic mix of 'Nouveau & 'Deco buildings, now under the watchful eye of the World Monuments Fund. Ferias (trade centre) and the America's cup port for just 65c - travelling time 15 mins. Excluding the summer season, the area of Malverossa/beach can be very quiet. El Carmen/Old City is the social & most cosmopilitan city hub - year-round, for Fiestas, concerts, theatre etc. Europe's foremost City of Arts and Sciences the Palau de les Arts Reina Sofia & Palau de la Musica, for World beating classical music and opera. Valencia offers culture at every level.

Outside this apartment's building the entrance to the Old City is a direct southerly stroll to the Torres de Serranos. These imposing C.14 City gates symbolised Valencia's zenith. Following through to the fine C.12 Cathedral, the 'Centro Historica' @ Plaza de la Virgen and the city's liveliiest & most cosmopolitan area of Carmen.. Other fine historical monuments some UNESCO listed are closeby.

The 'Fallas' March 14-19th amongst many others is Valencia's internationally renowned Fiesta.

The IVAAM one of Spain's foremost modern art centre housing four continiously changing global exhibits within four large galleries (15 mins walk) Free on Sundays. Charming cafe/bar terrace for civilised relaxation.

Children are well catered for in the city with great parks within 4-6 mins. The city's finest 9km jardens de Turia 'un rio de cultura' - see www.culturia.org - to really appreciate, just what's on offer. The Turia gardens meander peacefully through to the City of Arts and Science and the Palaus del Musica and Artistes (opera house). The delightful and shadey Royal Viveros gardens @5-6min walk sports great safe play area. The Biopark possibly Europes largest with over 1000 species of animals in natural settings. Open all year. *Easily accessed by metro in 20 mins or 45min stroll.

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9 Jun 2012

5/5

"This apartment met all our requirements - and more"

We found this apartment by chance when searching the Internet for free parking in Valencia. How glad we were. After a few false starts we managed to park in a perfect spot visible from our balcony. The apartment was clean, well prepared and well equipped, even though we only booked the day before our arrival. David and Javi were very friendly, helpful and accommodating. The location was ideal within minutes of old town and Turia park. The metro station is round the corner and we bought a card of 10 tickets which made it very easy to go to the seaside and other places. Although we were in a city apartment, the lovely balcony made us feel as though we were in a garden. We were directed to El Bokeito taverna for Wifi access, but it became our favourite place for drinks and tapas.

Many thanks for your kind commendations. Parking around the centre of Valencia can invariably be a nightmare and fortunately with so many closeby streets with nominal restrictions this has to be one of the easier locations without having to fork out extra euros (usually 25€ per 24hours!). El bocaito has really taken off - & rightly so as you confirmed with its excellent value food & friendly service - where you can enjoy the best of offerings at 20-30% less than any comparable El Carmen bar/brasserie offering & 'hook-up'(internet) for the price of a beer/coffee. We're please that you found everything to up to standard and enjoyed relaxing out on the delightful balcony such a bonus. You probably didn't have need to use the living room air-con' as there is always a pleasant breeze throughout the apartment as on the 5th floor, however we have now repaced this elderly unit for a new efficient inverter type (eco-friendly) 'whisper quiet'model as part of our ongoing improvements and intentions to continue offering great value.....

13 Apr 2012

5/5

"Great Location... great value comfortable appartment."

Had a great stay. First trip to Valencia and loved it.The location was perfect for the old town and main attractions. David was very welcoming, helpful and full of information. He was also very accommodating around 'non-standard' arrival and departure times. Having rented apartments before, we particularly appreciated extras such as loo roll, hand soap and washing up liquid... cooking oil etc. Thanks very much David... had a great time.

Many thanks for your very kind recommendations. I'm very pleased that you all had a great stay and managed to maximise the city and all it's great attractions to its full. Hope to see you again in the future. All the best David.

3 Apr 2012

5/5

"Great apartment to discover fabulous Valencia!"

Easy to book and great communications from the landlord throughout. We were met at the apartment and given lots of useful information and two sets of keys. Great as we were two couples travelling together. The apartment was as expected from the photos. Great living room area with balcony over the street and a good sized dining table. Bedroom two was small as we read on other reviews but the bed was very comfortable which is much more important. Extra pillows and blankets were supplied and there was masses of storage space in the apartment. It was really helpful to have basic items in the kitchen and bathroom such as soap, washing up liquid, foil, clingfilm and toilet rolls which saved us having to buy all these items just for a week. The location was excellent for us. A short walk to the historic centre but in an area where we could take part in the local Fallas celebrations in the streets nearby.All the amenities were close by, bakery for breakfast and supermarkets for provisions, and bus and tram stops for trips to the beach and marina. The landlords could not have been more helpful and were able to accomodate our early departure time. I have already recommended the apartment to family and friends. Valencia is a beautiful city with so much to do and see. We were there for the Fallas celebrations which have to be seen to be believed. We need to return again and see all the things we couldn't fit into our week and would happily book the same apartment again.

Thanks for your kind recommendations and I'm really pleased that you all enjoyed a fantastic stay over the Fallas fiesta which invariably can be quite tiring and that you found our apartment well located to be able to quickly step back-to without losing the tremendious buzzing atmosphere; for a quick & necessary recharge. The pleasant lively terraced cafes & bars as you mention closeby offer great value from breakfasts through to dinner or just a delicious 'cafe con leche' and allow some well earned feet easing or just enjoying & watching the local world go by... Hopefully we'll either see yourselves or your friends in the nearest future. Thanks David.

3 Apr 2012

4/5

"Ideal for sightseeing"

Very comfortable with very easy access to essential shops and a short walk to access transport to all interesting places. Well equipped kitchen, it would have been useful if there were English instructions for the washing machine. The nights were chilly in March but lots of extra bedding supplied. Everything nice and clean and regular cleaning in the entrance and hallways. Very good elevator system.

Thanks for reminding me re; manual for washing machine. I'll see whether it's possible to download one to make life easier! - as one supplied Spanish only. I'm pleased that you found everything readily convenient and the dual lift service really is great - extremely efficient consequently invariably there's little need to have to share with other neighbours. Interestingly the building was constructed to quite a high Spanish standard and is maintained accordingly.

30 Aug 2011

4/5

"Excellent apartment superbly situated"

We were more than happy with everything, the helpful and welcoming host, the cleanliness of the apartment, the furniture, where the apartment is situated and all. The beds were also very comfortable. Trine and Nina, Norway

Thanks for your kind commendations. I'm very please to note your points re; cleanliness, comforts, location and close proximity to all the city's best cultural & recreational attractions whether by ease of short walks or quick and efficient public transport. The city's ayuntiamiento/town hall has just completed a full project of pedestrianisation of the ancient C.14 Serranos Puente/bridge leading directly to Carmen & the Historic city which will now enable future guests to enjoy a much more relaxed enroute approach and enjoy a far more interesting perspective into this city's former glories and illustrious history whilst on their visits.

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