About the home
Established city centre residential location just 5min semi-pedestrianised direct walk via the C.14 Serranos bridge overlooking the delightful 9km river gardens via the imposing & magnificent C.14 Torres de Serranos into the Historic City to the liveliest and most happening cosmopolitan quarter of El Carmen. Enjoy the extra convenience of accessing the city's quickest & cheapest most direct metro/tram service for the fine Blue flag city beaches within 1 mins walk.
The apartment is on the 5th floor of a smart & respectable well maintained residential purpose built block. Imposing 80's styled redecorated marbled tiled foyer leading to stairwell and efficient & fast dual lift service. Two double bedrooms one with 2.5Kw air-conditioning the other with high-velocity fan, located with windows on to inner recently repainted light-well - thus quiet and bright. Bedrooms and living room windows have full drop-down shutters (obscures day-light) for the night or a well needed siesta.
Spacious, bright south facing living/dining area with 'eco' 2.5Kw reverse cycle (hot & cold), full entertainment systems ie; music centre, wide-screen TV & DVD player; through to enchanting 'eye-of- the-sun' balcony with convenient easy sliding 4-piece 'picture' windows. Great open aspects over wide verdant Palm tree lined avenue. Fully equipped kitchen with plenty of storage space. Separate modern bathroom with full length European bath, overhead shower etc (hot water is via mains gas operated boiler - so unlimited hot water - ideal for long relaxing soaks). Drying areas accessible via lifts to roof terrace. Map supplied and DVDs.
Closest proximity to Historic city for free 'on-street' parking - if with a car. N.B Valencia's Historic city and its surrounds are impossible for parking & notorious for expensive tow-away's €200 +. Central car-parks generally expensive once located ie; 25€ daily! N.B; City metro & buses finish early 23.29 - saving you money on unnecessary taxis; impossible during fiestas; or compromising time-wasting frustratingly long walks to remote, soulless barrios lacking full public transport links. The city's two most famous C.14 historic buildings are en-route - saves you losing your bearings, particularly useful late at night......
|Size:||Sleeps up to 4, 2 bedrooms|
|Nearest beach:||Metro-tram L4 direct @15min 75c, 3.5km|
|Will consider:||Long lets|
|Access:||Car not necessary|
Lift access to property
|Family friendly?||Suitable for children of all ages|
Suitable for people with restricted mobility
|Notes:||No pets allowed|
No smoking at this property
|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 family bathroom|
|Furniture:||Sofabeds (1), Double beds (2), Cots (1), Dining seating for 6, Lounge seating for 6|
|Other:||Linen and towels provided|
|Outdoors:||Balcony / Terrace, Bicycles available|
|Access:||Wheelchair friendly, Lift access to property, Parking space|
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 blocks, thus giving a most pleasurable ambiance. In addition the wide and relatively quiet (traffic restricted to single-lane) tree laden Avenue's beneficial seaward facing orientation benefits from welcoming inshore summer sea-breezes circulating throughout the apartment. Enjoy a pleasant respite from the restricted confines of the Historic city many of its surrounding narrower side-streets can be quite airless.
Premium quality firm sprung mattresses to ensure a good night's sleep. Two 2.5 kw air-conditioning reverse cycle ie; heating/chill modes. (Samsung Inverter 21db unit - fitted living/diner - 07/2012) the other within main bedroom ensures additional comfort from Valencia's higher summer humidity.In addition both bedrooms have high-velocity fans.
INTERNET; laptop/tablet/smartphone - mobile WiFi 'everywhere' internet available - runs up to 5 units @ 15€ weekly - perfect for emails/web browsing or on the move through the city etc . Please advise at time of booking if required as not permanent installation.
Further details outdoors:
This apartment is easy to get to by car - if required.. 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. Free on-street parking - N.b central car-parks average 25€ daily.
Budget and quality supermarkets 2-3 mins walk. El Carmen/Old City is Valencia's 'most happening' and subtly enchanting barrio with itsmyriad of trendy bars and restaurants to suit 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 readily accessed within 15-17mins.
Viveros Real' park Valencia's premier 'Royal gardens' is 5 min away with its charming terraced shadey cafes, childrens play-areas etc. Great outdoor pool 'La Hipica' with bar etc within shadey sub-tropical gardens - adjacent to Viveros park - see satelite/mapping - in Calle Jaca....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 the 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 (especially pleasant 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 L.4 metro/tram 1 min walk & the direct service to the city's major faculties within 5-7 mins from 75c.
The Costa Blanca / Valencia / Valencia Province 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 gravel imitations)
Some of Spain's best value night-life during the summer months down at the beaches. All year around action in Carmen 5 mins - no need for taxis or even searching for one! N.B much of the Historic city is semi- pedestrianised. 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.
The Valencia / Valencia City Centre area
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' in March 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 closeby. 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.
How to get there
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Fly direct to Valencia or *Alicante airport (*allow train or bus 1.45 - 2.5 hours) Trains www.renfe.es. Buses www.alsa.es - See rumbo.es for trains from Barcelona returns from just 32€. 2011 AVE hi-speed train hourly Madrid 90mins. Metro L5 Bailen. Metro/tram L3 @ Xativa change at Benimaclet for L4 westbound terminate @ Sagunto. Bus station just 5 mins by taxi or bus no 8 along Calle Ruaya - 2 mins walk to bus-stop.
Efficient, excellent value metro & tram service - just 45 mins approx' for just 2€ with a Bono-card(line 3 change at Benimaclet for L4, just 16 stops) See www.metrovalencia.com 3 mins direct walk from Sagunto terminus. Coupled with a long weekend or why not consider a much cheaper mid-week flight for a real bargain break.
Britain's- Main carriers Clickair.com, Easy-jet. Ryanair - offer bargain flights from just £6. Rumbo.es for late deals. Check Alicante airport for lots of value flights all year through with momondo.com. Vueling.com (also transavia), Delta airlines direct New York summer flights.
Activities near Valencia
Tennis in town
Golf within 30 mins drive
Beach or lakeside relaxation
A winter sun break
09 Jun 2013
This is a great apartment within a 10-min walk of the old town. The apartment consists of 2 good-sized bedrooms with double beds, a kitchen with all mod cons (microwave, washing machine, gas hob and... more
16 Aug 2012
We visited Valencia for the first time. It was so great that we will certainly return some day. In this appartment we had a bike rental station on a distance of just 100m and the old city centre... more
Dear Guest. I'm really pleased thet you had an enjoyable stay and found the city's ameneties so readily to hand. Valencia's bike hire has proven immensely popular with both locals and... more
09 Jun 2012
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.....
|Rental prices originally quoted in: Euros €||Convert to:|
|Prices for group size 2|
|Period||From||To||Weekly||Nightly rate|| Minimum |
|1 Jun 13||1 Jul 13||€ 435||€ 70||€ 70||3 Nights|
|Summer||1 Jul 13||9 Sep 13||€ 525||-||-||1 Week|
|9 Sep 13||7 Nov 13||€ 435||€ 70||€ 70||3 Nights|
|12 Nov 13||20 Dec 13||€ 365||€ 65||€ 65||4 Nights|
|9 Jan 14||13 Mar 14||€ 365||€ 65||€ 65||3 Nights|
|Prices for group size 4|
|Period||From||To||Weekly||Nightly rate|| Minimum |
|1 Jun 13||1 Jul 13||€ 465||€ 80||€ 80||3 Nights|
|Summer||1 Jul 13||9 Sep 13||€ 565||€ 95||€ 95||3 Nights|
|9 Sep 13||8 Nov 13||€ 465||€ 80||€ 80||3 Nights|
|Moto GP||8 Nov 13||12 Nov 13||€ 499||€ 99||€ 99||3 Nights|
|12 Nov 13||21 Dec 13||€ 399||€ 75||€ 75||3 Nights|
|Christmas/New year||21 Dec 13||9 Jan 14||€ 499||€ 80||€ 80||4 Nights|
|9 Jan 14||13 Mar 14||€ 399||€ 75||€ 75||3 Nights|
|Fallas||13 Mar 14||20 Mar 14||€ 799||-||-||1 Week|
The property's weekend rates apply to: Friday, Saturday and Sunday nights
NB: Prices may be subject to change at the advertiser's discretion.
* Prices includes all pressed white linen, towels, utilities ie; operation of dual air-conditioning systems etc.
* No 'final clean' charge - providing apartment 'left as found ie; clean & tidy -
* 'Late arrivals' ie; 21.30 incur 20€. 23.30 onwards 35€.
* Baby's ie; 2 & under - gratis (1 cot available). Parents to supply their own cot linen.
* Owner will meet you on arrival.
* Super-saver two weeks bookings - upwards of 10% OFF 4-6 person rates - dependent on season.
6 people max can be accommodated - double sofa/bed in living room
5-6 people. Daily rate each per extra person €10 weekly €65 - to include extra linen & towels etc.
Reservation payment of 25% in euros.or if sterling payable via U.K on-line bank/branch payment saves you ££s based on BBC 'travel money rates' - € payments for non U.K based via Spanish bank via internet payment - no charges. Paypal payments (will accept credit cards) euros only.
Balance payable on arrival in € - Bank ATMs - offers competitive exchange (approx 2%) @100m.
Winter monthly rate 12th Nov-13th March from 995€ or sterling equivalent inclusive - Great civilized base for all language schools & both Universities, Erasmus & Dental schools & close proximity to IVF clinics etc - public transport @ 125 m - direct travel within 5-12 mins
LAST MINUTE DISCOUNT
10% off if booked 20 days & less of arrival. Upwards of *20% OFF either daily rate - If booked 10 days & less - min' stay 4 nights ie; *pay for 3 & receive 4th night for FREE! - excludes other 'last min' offers - most internet airlines (Ryanair uses Valencia as its main Spanish hub (Ibiza, Santander, Malaga etc) - connections to all major European cities) now offer surprisingly cheap late deals to Valencia & *Alicante (*many more options on late deals) + frequent 'round the clock' hourly express bus service @2.5 hours (alsa.es) bus station @10 mins walk or 3 mins taxi. Trains (renfe.es) frequent 1.5 hourly from 6.55 am - 18.45 hours metro @ 'Xativa' then 20 mins travel. Car hire from 45€ - allow 2 hours via AP.7
Security deposit of €200/£200 cash or cheque with bankers card refundable on departure early departures via bank transfer/inspected night before departure less any damages/breakages. *Apartment to be 'left as found to avoid 'final clean'chargeBook
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