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Updates; June 2015 Side balcony unaffected & can be used as normal - overlooks peaceful gardens.

Studio / No Bedrooms / sleeps 3

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Studio / No Bedrooms / sleeps 3

Key Info
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 3 km
  • Suitable for children over 5
  • Car not necessary
  • Air conditioning
  • No pets allowed

Housed in an imposing traditional late C.19 Valenciano rococa styled building - Soon to have full external & communal parts full upgrades -This charmingly, unique & quirky fully air-conditioned (mega-powerful 4.5 Kw unit & not the normal 2.5Kw unit) - reverse cycle ie; chilling mode summer & winter heating; second floor spacious studio with two balconies is situated just opposite the Historic city. Calle Sagunto leads directly to the imposing main city gates - C.14 Torres del Serranos & the Historic city via Carmen, the city's most happening cosmopolitan & animated quarter. No need of taxis or compromises of exhausting, hot & invariably frustratingly long walks to some far-flung corner of the city. N.b public transport finishes 23.31 - just when Carmen the city´s epicenter of cosmo' nocturnal life starts getting into gear!.... through until the late late hours.Enjoy having all the usual benefits & conveniences of inner city living right at your fingertips and more... ie; city centre's best value supermarkets.

The most direct & fastest beach metro/tram services within just 2min ie; Sagunto or Pont de Fusta - N.B Historic city lacks any metro facilities, due to the fragility of medieval buildings - City bike hire 2 mins. Free on-street parking (city centre averages daily 25€!) to front of building or nearby numerous side-streets. - this barrio is the city's closest for proximity to the mainly pedestrianized historic quarters without severe parking restrictions.

City's best outdoor pool 'La Hipica' in delightful sub-tropical gardens - just 4 min.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 storageClean 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 high summer. Single fully sprung mattress/bed for third person slides away under the main double bed. Capacious 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 full morning sunshine and overlook a delightfully verdurous & generally tranquil Convent's nursery garden - a little oasis of calm within the city - The other south facing overlooks municipal gardens. Access to private roof-top terrace for catching the sun etc.

IMPORTANT NOTES June 20th update 2015 The front facade of the building in particular due to some (around the frontal only) crumbling around stonework underneath the balcony & consequently this localized area I.e base of balcony has been safety-netted as a safety precaution until full remedial work begins. Thus the front balcony can not be used. - windows fully open, as normal though -. October- Dec 2015 the building will be undergoing major external restorations along with communal hallway upgrades thus Mon - Friday some disruptions during daylight hours will be anticipated - Thus special offer tariffs as due consideration, are now available. Take advantage & grab a bargain rate .....saving upwards of 50% on normal rates.

Size Sleeps up to 3, Studio
Nearest beach Metro-tram direct L4 15min 75c 3 km
Will consider Long term lets (over 1 month)
Access Car not necessary
Nearest travel links Nearest airport: Metro L3 & L4 50min 2€. Taxi 20€ 12 8 km, Nearest railway: Metro L4 & 3 15min 82c 2.5 km
Family friendly Suitable for children over 5
Notes No pets allowed, No smoking at this property

Features and Facilities

Luxuries 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 1 bathrooms of which 1 Shower rooms
Furniture Double beds (1), Single beds (1), Dining seats for 3, Lounge seats for 2
Other Linen provided, Towels provided
Outdoors Balcony or terrace, Bicycles available, Climbing frame, Swing set, Trampoline
Access Parking, Not suitable for wheelchair users
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 the neighbouring trendy barrio of El Carmen & the historic quarters. N.B - excellent public transport finishes early.. Don't get caught out forking out unnecessarily for cabs etc - when you can amble easily home via the impressive landmark C.14 Serranos towers 3-5 mins & Serranos bridge.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 & down at the beaches with full apps to check availability etc. Bargain rental 10€ weekly. See Valenbisi for apps, planners, stations etc

INTERNET; Mobile WiFi 'everywhere' internet (will run up to 5 units) Brilliant for G.P.S mapping/googling, whatsapp, Apps etc whilst on the move throughout the city - or dedicated 250Mb 3Gb download WiFi 'everywhere' option from 4€ daily - 25€ weekly - see booking options. Saving you a fortune on roaming charges! Please advise at time of booking if required as none are permanent installations. Elbocaito terraced taverna (barrio's renowned & fantastic value) offering WiFi for the price of a beer/wine which inc' pincho from 1.30€ - 2-3 min walk, less than half the price of nearby trendy Carmen's! 4G Mega-fast non permanent WiFi available for guests staying week or more, subject to availability from 10€. Monthly rate 30€ - maximum 30Gb download.

Further details outdoors

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 reputedely the best 'locale' & opens 6/7 days 8.00-23.00 - 350m offering WiFi for the price of a beer/coffee to include a tasty pincho! - from just 1.30€. - A pincho in the historic city will cost 1.80€ excluding the drink!

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 Ayuntiamiento - 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.

Enjoy the city´s quickest most direct metro/tram service for glorious sandy city beaches from either 'Sagunto' or 'Pont de Fusta' L.4, both within 2-3 mins. See metrovalencia for routeplanners/timetables and terrific Bono deals. Park (FREE) & ride from Empalme L4 direct 10 min every 10 min 7 days Zone A - same for beach 'Bono' 7.20€ for 10 tickets.

New for 2015 charming gardens of Jarden de Morvedra just 1 min with brilliant kids play-areas & plentiful seating etc.

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

Why not make your break pay really for itself by nipping over to Bonaire - reputedly Spain's largest out of town mall - from Estacion de Autobuses which conveniently is next door to the Nuevo Centro (City's biggest mall) @ 10 min walk. Hop on frequent (every 20 min) bus 160 direct to Mall where you can find all major Spanish brands & global & outlets & 'end of lines' offering serious savings upwards of 80% OFF High St prices. That & a favourable exchange could well mean your 'quids-in'......

Further details

Not ideal for young children or anyone elderly/infirm as a combination of no lift, a narrow'ish 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.

Bringing or hiring a mountain bike for great coastal rides, or wonderful countryside rides. Valencia has fantastic specialized cycle paths everywhere & its mostly flat until your up in the mountains of Sierra Calderona for amazing bike trails etc. Lock your bike in the communal hallway with secure eyebolt for padlocking to.

The Valenciana 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.

Valencia

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.......

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Review 1-6 of 6

5 Jun 2012

5/5

"wonderful apartment, wonderful stay"

Had an absolutely lovely time in Valencia, and staying at this apartment, with its ceiling to floor windows that lets the sun flood in, really added to the experience. The apartment is in a typical spanish suburb, which is quiet (next to a nunnery/playschool) so not surrounded by tourists,but is only a few minutes walk to the main plaza of the old city. The owner, David, is ever so helpful, and very knowledgeable. The flat is up a couple of flights of old, narrow, stairs, but really are no problem. The flat itself is modern in design, spacious, and all the amenities you need. Will definately be staying here again.

Many thanks for your kind appraisals and I'm really pleased that you enjoyed a great stay in this wonderful city and that my studio pushed all the right buttons to make your visit a genuine city centre experience with the utmost of ease for enjoying it all to its maximum. See you soon...

8 Aug 2011

4/5

"A Gem of a Short-Stay"

We can't wait to return to Valencia after the wonderful 5 days spent here this Spring; the weather was warm and sunny, the city has so much on offer, from the medieval market at El Carmen to the impressive City of Arts and Sciences, the varied and fascinating architecture, the excellent food and drink that can be found near the beach or in the heart of the city, the smell of orange blossom and the delightful Studio Sagunto which didn't disappoint: spacious, clean, comfortable, very well-equipped and in a 'real' part of the city just a few minutes walk to the Centre & opposite a baker's/cake shop which also offers tasty meals to take back to the studio to eat.

Great recommendation and endorsement for this wonderful city - its true Valencia by comparison to Spain's other two major cities offers something far more subtle and overall more friendly and far less frenetic approach to life and it's truly blessed with its climate, topography and affability and invariably offers better value. Previous guests and their friends/family regularly re-book...

14 Jun 2011

5/5

"A well equipped, stylish studio in convenient location with roof terrace"

We came on an early flight and David was kind enough to let us check in a couple of hours early, which made all the difference to our first day. The apartment is well equipped bright and airy and the bed comfy. The area is quiet, but close to the old town, and suited us perfectly, although if you are someone who only feels comfortable in an up market area this may not be right for you. We were drawn to this apartment partly because of the roof terrace, and it didn't fail to please..... we were up there catching the sun whenever it came out! I would certainly stay here again.

Thanks for your kind recommendations. I try to be as flexible as is possible re; early arrivals to make life easier. The roof terrace is quite private and offers an interesting perspective to this barrio with its quirky mux of modern & more traditional buildings thus offering a slightly more bohemian atmosphere

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