About the property
- Apartment538 sq. ft.
- Separate WC's0
- Minimum Stay1 - 4 nights
Refurbished historic building. Metro/tram beaches/airport 250m.On-St parking.
* Dedicated 24/7 ADSL Wi-Fi - No 'time/'drop-outs'/'go-slows' - associated with shared lines! Good streaming speed.
* 4min walk to iconic C.14 *Torres de Serranos & Cosmo' Carmen.
* On-St FREE parking throughout barrio N.b; Adjacent Historic City impossible & averages 3.50€ hourly! Easiest between 8-10am/14.00-18.00 when commuters leaving etc.
* Supervised garaging - Socuher 'La Torreta' - 390m 18€ - 24hr.
* Two charming balconies & access to quirky communal rooftop.
* Metrovalencia-map.Tram 'Sagunt' L.4 - 280m. Fast & frequent - Direct beaches/Universities/Ferias/Park & Ride; 16/6 min. Airport - 45 min. *None in Ruzafa or Historic City.
* City's outdoor pool/restaurant 'La Hipica' within lush sub-tropical gardens 750m.
* 3 A.1 value supermarkets *250-500m inc' Lidl 'Flagship' store offers free car-parking - 350m.
* Valenbisi city bike hire station 132 @150m of 205 - 10€ weekly.
* Terraced bars - Barrio renowned Bocaito El -"Amazing food.." Wine/beer + pincho 1.50€ @ non-tourist prices! - Unbeatable!
* Centro Commercial /*Bus station *No 8 & 'Bonaire' direct *No 160 - frequent.
* Premium quality de-luxe Visco-Elastic mattress Nov 2017 ensuring comfortable sleep.
This charming luminous & spacious air-conditioned second floor studio apartment is located within a charming typical & recently renovated typical Valenciano historic building.
4 minutes walk to the city's most *'happening' barrio cosmo' El Carmen - *especially during nocturnal hours. Approached via resplendent Torres de Serranos. Albeit studio's location is somewhat quieter. Its seawards orientation enjoys welcoming inshore sea-breezes offering a welcome respite after exploring the Historic city with its narrow confined & during the warm summer months, airless streets.
Fully equipped updated 03/2018 American style kitchen. Separate fully enclosed bathroom also updated 03/2018 with modern fitments. Delightful living area with four large fully opening windows (2 floor - ceiling) French style with full shutters.. Two with small balconies, which all have extremely pleasant outlooks, three enjoy outlooks over a charming leafy Convent's garden - allowing sunshine morning to late afternoon. Also access to semi-communal rooftop 16m2 terrace with charming inner city aspects. Full stereo system for music streamers, flat screen TV, DVD etc.
Mega powerful 4.5 Kw reverse cycle air-conditioner - N.B; many similar apartments invariably offer an undersized 2.5 Kw unit - i.e; can take twice as long & requiring maximum setting to have any desired effect! In particular those with high ceilings...
All major motorway connections ie; Madrid, Barcelona, Alicante etc easily accessed within 10 mins via A7 & CV 35 - Easy with GPS.
See metrovalencia web-page for route planners/timetables and excellent 'bono' rates.
Outdoor Pool/ Biopark etc. Great outdoor pool set in rather exclusive lush sub-tropical gardens at Club Hipica just 5/6 mins walk in Calla Jaca. Used by Valencianos in 'the know'. Entrance fee 4.50€. Young children €2. Go for the day with a picnic. Superb terraced restaurant - Kif-Kaf - overlooks....
See www.culturia.org to see some of Valencia's finest gardens and museums which you can access readily in just 4 mins via the 'rio de cultura' the 9 km impressive Turia river gardens.
Europe's largest Bio-park for over 1000 different species in a natural setting. Easily accessed by metro within 20 mins or walk/cycle through the delightful Turia river gardens either 10 mins bike or 40 mins walk.
Beaches: Malvorossa city beach & quirky charming barrio of Cabanyal. Blue Flag bathing and a broad fine sandy beach with an excellent choice of nearby restaurants/bars. Smart terraced cafes/restaurants and cocktail/tapas bars abound the Marinas. Mediterranean city living doesn't get much better with its easy accessibility. Its excellent value and with a myriad of subtle attractions etc
El Saler glorious fine sandy beach continuing onwards as far as the eye can see with duned backdrops, scented Pines and great cycle tracks weaving throughout. Fantastic for skaters/skate borders. 'Bus-it' easily from Plaza Reina for a couple of euros @ just 10 mins walk away.
Please confirm your E.T.A to apartment minimum 48 hours before arrival. Please avoid Spanish lunchtime 14.00-16.30 - unless arrival promptly 14.00. Tel/WhatsApp call 0034 619127894 (not SMS please!) immediately upon arrival within city, as owners live some 15km away. Saves any unnecessary waiting about. Please note;
Late arrivals after 21.30 - 23.00 - 20€
23.00 - 24.00 - 35€
Taxis are cheap & plentiful. Download cabify app for best deals.
The U.K's cheapest flights into Castellon 1hour 10 min via CV10 - Toll-free motorway. Direct bus from Palau del Musica 20€ - one way. 1.10 hour with auto buses Mediterraneo.
Flight into Alicante or Madrid? See LOCO2 for best train deals inc' Hi-Speed AVA.
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- May 24, 2018
About David Shardlow
Ex' Bristol born and live nearby to the city so I'm either close to hand or a colleague is, if problem etc. Valencia offers its visitors subtle & fascinating charms wrapped within its layers of history & culture. You'll find it incredible value compared to many Med' cities & Valencianos refeshingly helpful & friendly.
Why David Shardlow chose Trinitat
Unusually charming & quirky authentic - full external & communal renovations 2016 - Valenciano historic building built over 100 years ago. Solidly constructed and perfectly situated to enjoy the best of the city with utmost of ease. Large & tall fully opening French shuttered windows allow the light & fresh air to flood in & surprisingly for a city centre location offers charming verdant outlooks. Surrounded by trees and large paved seated areas.
What makes this Apartment unique
*South east facing & set back from the road you'll enjoy lovely open aspects. *Metro for beach, city bike hire, supermarkets all @ 2/4 min. * Unrestricted on-street car-parking within nearby vicinity - closest proximity for Historic quarters where parking averages 25€ daily. *Excellent 'El Bocaito', nearby Asturian terraced cafe/bar & restaurant open all day 6/7 days offering FREE Wifi - great for making Voice App calls etc. * Charming 'La Hipica' open air pool set in delightful sub-tropical gardens with bar & silver service terraced restaurant - insiders guide to city - etc in Calle Jaca - just 5/7min walk. If your looking for something a little bit different or have no preference for wafer thin walled hotel rooms or loathe corporate blandness then look no further....
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Check-in: 11:00 AM
Check-out: 11:00 AM
100% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date. 50% refund for cancellations more than 14 days before check-in date. You must contact the owner directly to request cancellation.
City break Valencia
After looking at many apartments for a five day break so glad we booked this one. A very beautiful bright apartment with ceiling to floor windows that let the light flood in.The apartment has a fully equipped kitchen with plenty of towels etc. Wonderful location just a short stroll and you're in the heart of the beautiful vibrant city. Trams,buses,metro all close but we found best way to get around is to hire bikes,the city is very bicycle friendly with dedicated lanes.there are plenty of bars,bakeries,supermarket near the apartment.
Our hoasts David & Xavier were both very helpful as they let us stay in the apartment on our departure day until 6.30pm as we had a late flight back.
I'm pleased to hear you both had a great time & enjoyed exploring this delightful city with such ease. Indeed the nearby city bike hire is brilliant value & conveniently throughout the city. Thanks again for your kind commendations & choosing our studio.
Bright, light and spacious
We recently had the pleasure of staying 10 nights in this lovely studio apartment. This property is light, spacious, clean and well equipped. Very comfortable for the two of us. The location couldn't have been better. In a nice neighbourhood with bars and restaurants within a short walking distance. Our favourite is El Bocaito for great food and friendly service. Only a short walk into the city centre and tram stops to the beach and rest of city. We will definitely be booking this property again.
Many thanks for your kind commendations. I'm really pleased to hear that you both had a great time & are planning to come back in the near future.
Kind regards David.
Ideal location, well equipped and maintained, comfortable
The apartment is situated 5 minutes down the road from the main city gate so it's very easy to find your way back to.
The bed is comfortable, there's a USB port in the TV so you can plug an external hard drive in and watch stored media and the stereo has audio in.
The kitchen has everything you need, and there's a lidl 5 minutes up the road for stocking up. Wine was about €2 a bottle.
My 6'2'' tall boyfriend found the shower cubicle a bit small but the water pressure is good.
Nearby to the apartment are a creperie, a bakery, a couple of cafes to get breakfast from, a shop that sells amazing cakes and fruit tarts, it's not a cake shop, I can't remember what else they sold because I was mesmerised by the cakes.....not all the local shopkeepers could speak English...
There's a local tapas restaurant called El Bocaito that does fantastic food. We had a salad with what the waiter described as little river snakes. No idea what they were but they tasted great, as did the rest of the food.
If you head away from town, take the first main right turn onto the palm tree lined road and it's about 100 yards down on the opposite side of the road.
The aquarium Oceanographic is worth a visit although there's not much change from €30 for an adult. We walked there from the apartment through the park that has been created in the old path of the river. The river was diverted some years ago as it kept flooding the city.
The tram stop for the beach is 5 minutes walk north, a return ticket was €5. The ticket machine is quite confusing and you can only pay by card.
The beach was nice, lots of it with sunbeds to hire and kiosks selling drinks. There are bars and restaurants towards the dock.
Valencia old town is beautiful, the majority of the shops and restaurants are, or seem to be independently owned, no homogenous we could be anywhere shops. There's a big shopping area with chain stores down past the train station.
I'd definitely recommend Valencia and this apartment
Many thanks for your summary of all that's best both nearby & direct short metro rides away. Actually the bono rate zone A is cracking value for 10 rides (to beach) for just over 8 euros. The languages prompt facility (English, Spanish, Valenciano etc) normally assists in making sure you get the best deal, see metrovalencia page for route planner & fares, although I have to agree sometimes they suddenly bombard you with too much info' which can be a bit confusing.
There are lots of chill-out bars chirinquitos both on Malverossa beach & onto Patacona beach which serve up delicious drinks etc with Ibizan sounds. Nearby for watersports enthusiasts surfing/paddle boarding & kite surfing hire & tuition are also now available at modest rates. I'm really pleased to hear you both had a great holiday. Best David.
Great location- Nicely Appointed
The apartment is located just a few minutes from one of the Medieval Gates to the old city. Near two supermarkets, multiple green grocers and bakeries. Restaurants are further but when actually open, not too far. Many of the attractions are within easy walking distance. Dave is helpful and easy to deal with. Only minus is the stairway is narrow and twisty.
Thanks Patrick for your kind commendations. Mondays many bars & restaurants invariably take a break from the busy weekends, so it can be a little confusing as to their exact location, particularly when they've dropped all their shutters. The nearby excellent value & convenient Lidl was unfortunately closed during your stay, as they are expanding & modernising - re-opens 27 Jan 2016.
The communal hallway is currently undergoing major reforms i.e; replacement stone steps & new windows; as is the entire building's exterior, which should further improve future guests comforts. The building will retain most of its quirky features which really is part of its charm...
such a good surprise
We will keep a real good memory of our days in Valencia, because of that town and because of this Charming useful rent!
We have found everything we needed in that David's studio, and some things more...( beach chairs, Portable modem...). David thinks of everything with kindness.
And that studio is very well placed in the town...
If we go in Valencia, and we hope we will, we know where we will stay...
Many thanks for your kind observations. I'm so pleased that you both had such a great time and found my studio comfortable and so convenient for all that's best about this underrated but thoroughly enchanting city. Since your stay many improvements are now taking place to the building for 2016. Best David.
Would stay again
Spacious and well presented, in a good location.
The flat was well equipped with kitchen ware, towels, blankets, storage etc. It's a nice environment to spend some time in. The building is quite quiet, just a bit of traffic noise or people waking by etc while I was there in spring.
As other reviewers noted, the old stairs in the building can be a bit tricky to negotiate, especially with your suitcase or shopping etc.
Location is great, I hardly bothered with public transport although that was good when I used it.
Dear Guests. Sorry another belated response! As I thought I had replied but on checking, I hadn't! However I can happily respond now to your comments about the rickety stonework on the stairwell as I have posted new photos to show the recently transformed 2016 hallway with the granite stairwell etc. Your absolutely spot-on about location; you can walk anywhere central within minutes.. Best David
Just 4min direct walk via the C.14 puente de Serranos overlooking the 9km magnficent river gardens onwards to the resplendent C.14 Torres Serranos through to the city's liveliest & most cosmopolitan barrio of El Carmen and the 'Centro Historica' with its elegant marble paved Plazas of del Virgen and del Reina with their fine historic monuments. A myriad of terraced cafes/bars and restaurants throughout this enchanting barrio caters for all tastes day and night-year 'round with its numerous renowned & spectacular fiestas.
Great outdoor pool @ 4-5 min opposite Jardins del Real/ Royal Viveros gardens. Direct 'Blue flag' beach www.metrovalencia.com @ 200m. metro/tram L.4 'Sagunto' -15 mins travelling time via modern, frequent & excellent value trams. Free car-parking on the doorstep. Good Patisseria opposite and in Plaza San Pedro 90m a small fresh food market. City's best value supermarkets within 1-3mins walk.
The iconic City of Arts and Science can be either walked via the charming Jardin del Turia or easily by bus Valencia city's Biopark at 7mins. Hail a taxi readily 24hrs
WALKING & CYCLING.
See www.valenbisi.es for City bike hire weekly from just 10€. Over 200 throughout the city.
Valencia is excellent for both keen and leisurely cyclists with dedicated cycle paths throughout the city - all flat -so easy!. Also along many of the beaches. Many of the wide beach paths around El Saler/Jardens del Turia opposite Palau del Artistes are excellent for skating/skate-boarder enthusiasts. Numerous bike hire shops closeby.
Recently completed is the delightful purpose built cycle trail; starting from the west of the Turia river gardens paralleling the river Turia northwards through to Vilamarxant at approx 25kms
The original Mestalla is 12-15mins walk or 5 mins bike/taxi. Levante 15mins walk approx or metro L6 . New Mestalla (currently not open as unfinished!) five metro stops L4, - direct
HOLLYWOOD STAR & Singer
Famous Valencia singer & actress Conchita Piquer former house-cum-charming museum just across the Palm lined Calle Ruaya.