Studio | No Bedrooms | sleeps 3
Housed in a traditional late C.19 Valenciano Rococa embellished building, this charming & fully air-conditioned 4.5 Kw - reverse cycle ie; chilling mode for summer temperatures & winter heating mode - second floor spacious studio with two balconies is situated just opposite the Historic city. Calle Sagunto leads directly to the imposing C.14 Torres del Serranos & the Historic city via Carmen, the 'most happening' cosmopolitan quarter'. Forget expense of taxis or the compromise of exhausting, hot & invariably frustrating long walks to some soulless or remote far-flung city corner. N.b public transport finishes early ie 23.30 - just when Valencia's nocturnal life starts kicking into life!
Enjoy having all the usual benefits & conveniences of inner city living right at your fingertips and more... ie; city centre's best value supermarkets, quick, efficient and the most direct beach metro/tram service available @ just 2 min - N.B Historic city lacks any metro facilities - City bike hire 2 mins. Free on-street parking (Historic city averages daily 25€!) - free off-street public parking zone - 2 mins away. City's best outdoor pool 4 mins.
Original high beamed ceilings and period full ceiling to floor windows with full French opening shutters ideal for keeping the heat and light to a minimum in the summer particularly when a welcoming & refreshing siesta is needed. This apartment positively oozes with character and warmth offering full modern home comforts whilst retaining it's full traditional charms and more. Very spacious, bright and airy 50m2 open plan living/dining area with contemporary furnishings.
American style kitchen fully equipped for day to day living. Large worktops with plenty of cupboard storage
Clean modern good sized smart bathroom with modern white sanitary ware. Sleeping area with premium quality firm full-sprung double 135cm mattress, partially divided off with large shelving unit. Entertainment system include Sony stereo ie; CD, radio, tape & external input TV, DVD player & selection of movies etc for relaxation etc. Tiled floors throughout for summer coolness. Due to the beneficial sea-wards (easterly) orientation, welcoming inshore breezes circulate throughout the entire apartment - enjoy a respite from the narrow airless confines of the Historic city (particularly apparent late at night) especially during the warmer summer months. Single fully sprung mattress/bed for third person slides away under the main double bed.
Spacious wardrobe for clothes etc. Full ceiling height French style opening windows two with charming small balconies, although not deep-set they are quite private for sitting behind. Three of them, easterly facing, catch the morning sunshine and overlook a delightfully verdant Convent's garden. The other south facing overlooks municipal gardens. Access to private roof-top terrace for catching the sun etc.
|Size||Sleeps up to 3, Studio|
|Nearest beach||Metro-tram direct L4 15min 75c 3 km|
|Will consider||Long term lets (over 1 month), Short breaks (1-4 days)|
|Access||Car not necessary|
|Nearest travel links||Nearest airport: Metro L3 & L4 50min 2€. Taxi 20€ 12 m 8 km, Nearest railway: Metro L4 & 3 15min 75c 2.5 km|
|Family friendly||Suitable for children over 5|
|Notes||No pets allowed, No smoking at this property|
Features and Facilities
|General||Air conditioning, TV, CD player, Wi-Fi available|
|Standard||Kettle, Iron, Hair dryer|
|Utilities||Clothes dryer, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine|
|Rooms||1 bathrooms of which 1 Shower rooms|
|Furniture||Single beds (1), Double beds (1), Dining seats for 3, Lounge seats for 2|
|Other||Linen provided, Towels provided|
|Outdoors||Balcony or terrace, Bicycles available|
|Further details indoors||
Excellent convenient location - if your criteria is to have all the best amenities ie; metro/buses/pools 1-3mins (but less the noise of late-night bars found within trendy barrio El Carmen 4 min direct walk. N.B - excellent public transport finishes early - just as the cosmopolitan Carmen & its historic quarters start showing their full nocturnal colours...
Mountain Hire bikes can be locked in entrance of hallway. Otherwise the excellent value City bike hire has two bike stations within 2-3 mins walk. Over 205 throughout city. Bargain rental @10€ weekly. See www.valenbisi.es.
INTERNET; Mobile WiFi 'everywhere' internet (will run up to 5 units) G.P.S mapping on the move throughout the city etc - 15€ weekly. - or dedicated 250Mb 3Gb download WiFi 'everywhere' option. Please advise at time of booking if required as not permanent installation. Elbocaito terraced taverna (barrio's renowned & best value) offering WiFi for price of a beer/coffee @ 2-3 mins walk.
|Further details outdoors||
Patisserie (since the 50's and always v.busy) across street for great coffees, delicious pastries and fresh baguetttes etc. Internet/'locuturios' off Calle Lereida - across the road. Local shops, excellent choice of both budget Lidl and mid-market Mercadona supermarkets within 4 mins. Great choice of local restaurants and bars all offering fresh food at low prices ie; 'menu del dia' at €7.50 (3 courses and includes a drink). Bar/cafe Elbocato - now reputed to be the best local & open 6 days 8.00-23.00 @350m offering WiFi for the price of a beer/coffee including a tasty pincho! - from 1.30€.
9 km World famous Jardines del Turia 'un rio de cultura' accessed directly within 4 mins, see www.culturia.org to see all the best attractions ie; museums galleries etc. These fine gardens meander peacefully throughout the centre of Valencia to the City of Arts and Science the Palau's del Musica and Artistes (opera house) & the Biopark - opposite end of Tura gardens. Forget forking out for taxis- unless late getting back from the beach & clubs etc. Late night buses every hour until 3.00am to Plaza Ayuntimiento - summer months only.
Why not hire a trendy Valencia City bike @ 125m,see www.valenbisi.es Located on the Calle De L'Argentar Suaraz station 132 (immediately behind is a 24/7 petrol station & shop) or 133 in Calle Alfambra @ 90m to really enjoy all of Valencia's treasures. Dedicated bike trails allow you to cycle the world acclaimed Turia gardens just 2 mins ride away to all the best beaches etc all within just 25-30 mins.
Quick direct metro/tram for beach 4 mins away at either Sagunto or Pont de Fusta for just 75c (with a bonometro at €7.50 for 10 tickets). €1.95 for airport within 50 mins.
Not ideal for young children or anyone elderly/infirm as a combination of no lift, a narrowish stairwell and tall full opening windows/shutters with low balustrades might prove a hazard to some.
No partying on the premises as this property is fully residential.
The Costa Blanca/Valencia region
Valencia has everything that any major city has and much more with its subtle charms, hidden delights and excellent topography.
Its fascinating history, great country-side combined with superb fine sandy city beaches all very easy and cheap to access. Come and find out what sets this dynamic Mediterranean great city apart from many other Spanish cities particularly when it comes to real value & the authentic experience less the mutitudes of non-Spanish & forget about tediously long queues of visitors waiting to view anything of genuine merit.
Local market just 75 metres away. Take the first left due south off Calle Sagunto on to Santa Isabel into Plaza San pedro offering a compact but well stocked market open Tues- Sat. Excellent value supermarkets within just 3-5 mins.
An eclectic mix of fascinating medievel - Art Deco through to avant-garde modernity all contained within an easy pocket size city but emanating something more with its illustrious heritage. Cosmopolitan El Carmen and the Centro Historica directly across the Serranos bridge with its resplendant marbled Plazas and it's great terraced cafes, bars and restaurants 'really is the only place to hang out'. Later excellent nightlife - in fact some of Spain's best. Great selection of culture and recreational activities to suit all tastes.....
Valencia's possibly Europe's largest Biopark easily accessed by metro in 20 mins or less, 'stroll it' through the Turia gardens allow 45min. Visit over 1000 different species of wildlife within natural settings.
Valencia also sports excellent cycle trails (there are several bike hire shops nearby) around the city its beaches and fantastic countryside trails one recently opened dedicated cycle route starting to the west of the river Turia gardens along the Turia river northbound for over 25km - great anytime of the year - Ideally a hybrid or mountain bike is best. Stunning countryside scenery staring from the north of the city to Vilamarxant. No need to take any public roads other then a direct 200m via C.Sagunto to the river gardens and your enroute.......