Apartment | 2 bedrooms | sleeps 6
Located on safe central residential, wide but very quiet Palm-lined avenue (restricted single lane traffic) with pleasantly charming shady terraced lively cafes and reputedly the best Asturian tapas bar within the locality (next door to entrance of building). Enjoy great value and avoid the higher prices of touristy Carmen (invariably 20% higher - although just 7 mins walk away!).
The apartment is set away from the main road overlooking a Palm tree lined side-street located on the 6th floor of a purpose built family orientated building. Stylish street-level hallway (on level ie; no ramps) through to fast lift service (no struggling with luggage, pushchairs or shopping etc). This smart, modern comfortable and spacious 90m2 apartment is equipped with all modern conveniences. Large entrance/hallway with air-conditioning, cools or heats, dependent on season. Two decent sized bedrooms, one double the other with two single beds; both with premium quality firm fully sprung mattresses. Both overlook an internal light-well for privacy and generally quiet - both with capacious wardrobes. Modern compact fully equipped kitchen. Stylish refitted Feb' 2014 bathroom with spacious shower. Full 'mains gas heated for unlimited lashings of hot water for multiple showers etc - impossible with 'all-electric' apartments! Highly restictive Spanish electric supply & max' (kettle sized) 2Kw elements! curtail usual U.K or USA expectations....
Spacious 24m2 ,full of natural south-west facing fully air-conditioned living/dining room with comfortable chaise longue sofa/bed & full dining facilities for 4-6 people. Equipped with entertainment systems ie; music system, DVD player etc
Twin 2.5 Kw reverse cycle H&C air-conditioning systems for maximum comforts - dependent on season.
*On-street unrestricted free car-parking & free off-street public parking. This barrio is the closest to the Historic City. N.B parking within Historic city averages 25€ daily Accessed easily within 15 min or less from all major motorways ie; Barcelona, Madrid, Alicante, readily with G.P.S
Beach of Malverossa and Biopark etc. Quick direct metro access from Pont de Fusta L4 - 2 min walk. - America's Cup port/ marina/ wide fine sandy 'Blue flag' beaches of *Malverossa with its safe bathing within 15 mins. Also visit the quirky & bohemian Cabanyal barrio - formerly fishermen quarters (now under the watchful eye of the World Monuments Fund) - 82c - ''Bono' 10 ticket - 8.20€ - approx' 15 min travel.
El Saler, Valencia's glorious fine sandy beach with a duned backdrop. Swimmers take note of flag colours (lifeguards during summer) sometimes strong currents!. (Pinedo en route much safer for children & the best value Paellas from 10€ to be had, right next to the beach! - always packed with the savviest Valencianos). Take the bus from Plaza de la Reina, 15 mins walk from apt, outside McDonald's the terminus direct to El Saler, travelling - 30/40 mins. Plentiful supply of excellent beach showers.
No 'shoe-horning' a space on this beach! Be very pleasantly surprised! when compared to other supposedly 'rated' & crowded beaches.
INTERNET; WiFi mobile 'everywhere' internet options (runs max 5 units ie; tablets & smartphones from 15€ weekly. Perfect for city G.P.S/Googling/whatsapp bars/clubs etc & save a fortune on roaming charges! Please advise at time of booking as service not permanent installation.
|Size||Sleeps up to 6, 2 bedrooms|
|Nearest beach||Metro-tram L4 15min 65c 3 km|
|Will consider||Long term lets (over 1 month), Short breaks (1-4 days)|
|Access||Car not necessary, Wheelchair users|
|Nearest travel links||Nearest airport: Metro L3 & L4 50min @ 2€. Taxi 15min 25€ 8 km, Nearest railway: Metro 10/15min 75c. Taxi 8/10€ 8min 3 km|
|Family friendly||Great for children of all ages, Suitable for people with restricted mobility|
|Notes||No pets allowed, No smoking at this property|
Features and Facilities
|Luxuries||Internet access, DVD player|
|General||Central heating, Air conditioning, TV, CD player, Wi-Fi available|
|Standard||Kettle, Toaster, Iron, Hair dryer|
|Utilities||Clothes dryer, Cooker, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine|
|Rooms||2 bedrooms, 1 bathrooms of which 1 Family bathrooms|
|Furniture||1 Sofa beds, Single beds (1), Double beds (2), Cots (1), Dining seats for 5, Lounge seats for 6|
|Other||Linen provided, Towels provided, High chair|
|Access||Parking, Wheelchair users, Lift access|
|Further details indoors|
Both bedrooms have top quality fully sprung mattresses to help ensure a good night's sleep.
Two 2.5 kw Air-conditioning systems with reverse cycle (hot & cold) options for ensuring all-year round comfort from hot & humid summer nights or those cooler winter nights.
* Pressed white linen, towels & utilities all included.
* Cot and high chair available at no extra cost.
* Child under 8 goes for free if with a two adult booking.
* Mains gas instant boiler heated for unlimited hot water - installed Dec 2013. N.B electric shower heaters not permitted in Spain - thus invariably 'all electric' apartments offer 7-8 mins max' hot water supply & then a 'wait' of 1-2 hours (think 1-2 Kw kettle sized elements!) for SLOW re-heat!
T.V has digi-box giving option of watching V.O films etc- predominantly English after 22.00.
INTERNET. Two options 1/ Basic 3G mobile WiFi internet service 15€ weekly. 2/ Guaranteed 250 MB daily 3G mobile 'everywhere internet from 4.50€ daily/25€ weekly - ideal for emails/web browsing will run up to 5 units ie;tablets, smartphones Fantastic for GPS city mapping/navigation full communications on the move. Save a fortune on roaming charges! - Please advise if required at time of booking as neither service is a permanent installation.
|Further details outdoors|
N.B Free on-street parking (many side-streets adjacent) - can be quite busy (spaces can be found with a little patience) easier at weekends as closest proximity for city-centre, makes it popular with commuters. As of 24/07/2013 free off street parking @ 1 min.
Cool off and relax at the great 'La Hipica' (calle Jaca - see satelite interactive mapping & zoom in) outdoor pool surrounded by its beautiful sub-tropical gardenswith bar/cafe just €4 entry (Valencia's least publicised jewel - July 1st-Aug 31st). Lively choice of friendly terraced bars and cafes along delightful Palm laden street ......next door to building's entrance - (menu de dia) 3 course lunch for approx' €8.- at these prices you can enjoy eating out and mix-in with the locals at non-touristy prices.
Choose from various A.1 value supermarkets within 2 mins. (*ranking - No 1 Mercadona & No 2 Consum - ' best value' and extensive product ranges - *Official Spanish consumers guide).
Valencia City bike hire just across the road see www.Valenbisi.es station 132 (immediately behind is a 24/7 shop) - fantastic value and Valencia's a real joy to cycle around. Dedicated cycle paths to the beaches through the magnificent world acclaimed Turia 'river gardens' - accessed within 2-3 mins by bike. Perfect for enjoying throughout the year.
Parents & friends of University & Erasmus students will appreciate the close proximity of the city's main faculties & the students main residential barrio of Benimaclet is either readily walked or accessed via direct metro-tram access within 5-7mins via L.4 - Pont de Fusta @*82c (Bono - 10 ticket 8.50€)
The Costa Blanca/Valencia region
Vibrant Valencia in a class of it's own for it's sheer vitality and forward vision in combining ancient old world meets dynamic brave new. Nearby are great fine sandy beaches and the amazing City of Arts and Science which has to be one of the modern world's most exciting vistas. 2013 Top drawer events: Fallas 14-19th March. F.1
Several quiite decent cafes including an Asturian tapas bar/restaurant to side of entrance of the apartment building in De L'Argentar Suaraz. Excellent tapas bars, restaurants and uber-trendy late night bars/ in cosmopolitan El- Carmen just 8 minutes direct walk away make exploring this city a real pleasure. Enjoy its culture, good recreation and healthy Mediiterranean lifestyle.
Glorious long fine golden 'Blue flag' sandy beaches easily accessed from (Maverossa) - good safe swimming beach 15mins metro L4. El Saler* 40mins - bus. Take note* of safety flag flying due to inshore currents etc - Great cycle tracks parallel beach & 25km of beautiful country cycling besides the River Turia - a pleasure anytime of the year.
You really will find Valencia most surprising and enchanting with it's great combinations and with ease and value of getting there. This has to be the year to visit.... Why push & shove & pay over the odds elsewhere for considerably less value?
The vibrant and cosmopolitan 'Centro Historica & Carmen' is an easy 7-8 min's walk along the Calle Almazora direct to the Cathedral encircled by it's two fine marbled Plazas. Further onwards the main Plaza Ajuntamiento with its grand belle epoque styled C.19 buildings - another 6/7 minutes. The Palau Dos Agua's, a splendid C.18 marbled/alabaster encrusted Palace built for the Marquis de Dos Aquas; now the museum of fine Valenciano ceramics.
Museu de Bellas Artes with El Greco, Goya and Valencian artists Sorolla and Pinazo amongst other Internationally renowned Spanish painters just 4/5 min's walk away..
For modern art the impressive IVAAM with 4/5 large galleries on Calle Guillem Castro is a 15/17 mins walk, and hard to beat for its shear quality of global exhibits. Free entrance on Sunday to most galleries and museums.
Full cultural, shopping, concerts, fiestas etc guide on my personal site.
Children are well catered for in the city with numerous great play areas in the 9km jardins del Turia/Viveros see www.culturia.org for some of Valencia's best attractions accessed within 6 mins. The Turia gardens meander peacefully through to Valencia's most impressive City of Arts and Science and the Palau's del Musica and Artistes (opera house). The Viveros is just 5 mins away with its enchanting terraced cafes/bars. Recently opened is the 6 acre Biopark (rumoured to be Europes largest) with over 1000 species of animals in a natural setting accessed easily in 20 mins by metro or a pleasant stroll allow 45 mins..
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31 May 2013
"Very good apartment in a convenient location"
This apartment is on a perfect location and it is very close both to the city centre and to the metro station. It is silent and spacious, though the second bedroom might be slightly small for two adu… More
Many thanks for your kind commendations. Thanks David
25 Oct 2012
"The best place to stay in Valencia"
To be perfectly honest, I really consider this place to be my best choice ever. The apartment is spacious, fully equipped and you can easily relax there. It's very close to the city centre and th… More
Many thanks for your kind commendations. I'm very pleased that you found everything to your satisfaction and enjoyed all the benefits of its friendly and convenient location with its great value amenities all readily to hand. Furthermore that you fully appreciated the excellent value I like to think I offer. Many thanks David.
19 Oct 2012
"Excellent location & friendly locals"
Location of this apartment is excellent. Apartment was clean and comfortable. Some rooms a little small but main living space was large enough.
I'm really pleased that you found my apartment clean and comfortable and enjoyed all the benefits of its great location for enjoying the best of this delightful city. My apartment was in fact fully modernized some six years ago from a three bedroom apartment to two bedrooms which opened up much more living space (double the original size), than is usual for a modern 70's central apartment - interestingly it was quite the 'norm' forty years ago to cram in as many bedrooms for the larger families of the times needs.
29 Sep 2011
"wonderful city with great transport,fabulous sight seeing and days out as well as a beautiful beach."
This apartment was lovely, so relaxing to have extra space to move around and not be 'under each others feet' (as we usually are in a hotel room). My ten yr old loved the british cartoons and disney channel while we loved the privacy of our own bedroom. He said the best part was having his own room and a freezer (the freezer allowed him to have an icecream on the short walk to the tram each day!)
Everything in the apartment worked (- unlike the four star hotel we used last yr). Everthing was clean when we arrived (- again unlike the hotel). The 'neighbours' where all Spanish and very nice when we met outside the lift etc. They were also much quieter in a morning so I had a 'lie in' every day - (unheard of for me usually as I am a light sleeper).
The air con was only used once when we arrived and we all needed to get used to the 30 degree heat (- it was late September and we had just left Englands rain and cold winds! ) After this we left all the windows open all day and all night and this was far better. Being six floors up has the advantage of being very safe re: security.
All in all a great holiday and one we will consider again -we usually go all inclusive in a hotel but this was much more relaxing for all of us, no breakfast time to get up for, no evening meal to get ready for .
Thanks for your kind recommendations - everything is so easy to access from my apartment either by short walks or the cheap easy & efficient modern metro service - to enjoy a lively city centre location and be down at the lovely beach within 15mins. There are not many city's offering such a great combination.
12 Aug 2011
"An easy stay in a nice residential area."
We found the apartment clean and comfortable for our 6 day stay in Valencia. The apartment is fairly simple but had all the essentials covered which was fine as we were out everyday exploring Valenci… More
Thanks for your recommendations. It is indeed quite minimalist but as you kindly mention with all the essentials covered. Thus facilitating easier storage etc without any unnecessary clutter - easier to keep clean too! - thus I include the 'final clean' within the tariff rates - despite being a rather generously proportioned apartment, modernity has it benefits...
The location as you mention makes it easy for exploring all the best of the city either by day or night (difficult to lose your bearings getting back!) by foot or metro and with several local terraced civilised bars/cafes along the street helps make for a relaxing and convivial well earned break...
4 Jul 2011
"Comfortable flat, exactly what we were looking for"
We stayed in Valencia for five days in order to see some tourist sights and also attend the Grand Prix. The flat was exactly what we were looking for - under a ten minute walk from the centre, right next to the tram route to take us to the F1 circuit (15 min ride) and was very well equipped to meet our requirements. Would happily recommend it to others - had discussed terms with the owner in advance, was met upon arrival with no problems whatsoever.
Thanks for your kind appraisals - pretty much endorses everything I mention/suggest on the web-page. One recent news update - the bar next door to the entrance of the building has recently been taken over with new management it now offers a great value Asturian menus/tapas 'menu del dia' etc either on the front Palm lined street terrace or within their pleasant bar/authentic taverna dining area - or just pop around for a coffee/beer etc and now take advantage of their Wifi service. Further along the same wide semi-esplanaded Palm lined street there are tradional non-touristy consequently non-tourist priced 'locals' ie; great value; in addition there's a large terraced specialised Valenciano cafe offering extensive range of coffees etc - affable owner likes to put her English to test at any opportunity! - All offer friendliness and excellent value within this central barrio. All owner- managed and like to go the extra mile, with their service etc..
16 May 2011
"Insecure flat where we were burgled"
We were burgled and had over £3000 worth of stuff and cash stolen while staying in this apartment. The entrance door to the apartment was not working properly and after being burgled the police … More
The nature of this purported robbery was most unfortunate and very upsetting for both parties; however the locks were changed within two days of the incident and I have never incurred any simarler problems either before or thereafter. It must be mentioned that I advise all prospective guests to ensure they have adequate insurance cover for their belongings - as mentioned on all contracts and terms - as is normal for any apartment rental.
Furthermore I was most disconcerted to note the lack of correlation between both the Police report's 'inventory & values' and the woefully exaggerated accusations later made by my guests, in particular to some of the values of items listed including; '50€ microphones' etc and furthemore the surprisingly large sum of money reportedly stolen - this I coincidently mention with due respects to the previous month's rental delay. I had been asked to wait an extra day to make allowance for their drawing of money from their bank incidently located just opposite the apartment's main entrance -
On speaking to various neighbours some two/three days later; my next door-neighbour mentioned that on at least a couple of occasions during the guests three month discounted winter tenancy that the apartment door had been left ajar and she very thoughtfully had pulled the door shut. On talking to the guests later the same day with full regards to the incident and hopefully ascertain the full facts, neither could entirely recollect whether in fact the heavy-duty security door (equipped with full top & bottom operation bolt-locks) had been key-locked (rather than just being pulled shut) thus ensuring maximum protection of the property.
Accordingly there were some very significant elements of doubt with respects to the full nature of both the claim and the most contentious of allegations made in this very lamentable incident.
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