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On-St parking & WiFi. Charming spacious studio-450m-Carmen/'H'.City. Metro 280m.

Bedrooms Studio
Space 50 m²
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 3 - 4 nights
Popular Features
  • Internet
  • Washing Machine
  • Parking
  • Air Conditioning
  • children welcome


About the property

Refurbished historic building. Metro/tram beaches/airport 250m.On-St parking.

* Dedicated unlimited ADSL broadband = No shared lines/'drop-outs'.Stereo has 'input' socket & lead for music streamers..

* Building facades & communal parts fully refurbished to former Valenciano splendour - 2016.

* On-St FREE parking. Adjacent 'Carmen' 400m where parking averages 25€ + daily. Easiest 2 - 4pm & just after 18.00.

* Secure Garaging - Socuher 'La Torreta' - 450m

* Pressed linen & towels included.

* Charming unique - within city centre offering verdant & open outlooks.

* No *'final clean', no booking charges! - assuming *'left as found' - saving 30€ plus.

* Two charming balconies & access to quirky communal rooftop terrace.

* Optional 3G roaming internet 4€ daily - 250mb daily.

* Excellent value metro/tram 3min.The city's fastest most frequent direct beaches/Universities 16/6 min. Airport - 45 min.

* City's best outdoor pool/restaurant 'La Hipica' set in tropical gardens 750m.

* City's choicest supermarkets, shops within *350-500m inc' Lidl flagship store offers free car-parking - 350m.

* Valenbisi city bike hire station 132 - 2 min. (205 throughout city). Just 10€ weekly.

* Nearby terraced bar/restaurants - 'Los Girasoles' & barrio renowned - "Amazing food and amazing service" - 'Bocaito El' 250/350m- offering FREE Wifi open daily

* Direct No 8 bus to bus station & Nuevo Centro along Calle Ruaya - 5min.

* Quick direct connection for Centro Commercial 'Bonaire' from bus station. Take No 160 every 30min. "Shoppers Paradise" biggest choicest mall in Province.

This central, charming & spacious air-conditioned second floor studio apartment is located within a charming typical & recently renovated Valenciano historic building.

Just 4 min direct walk to the city's most 'happening' adjacent barrio of international renown 'cosmo' El Carmen - especially during the nocturnal hours, within the enchanting historic city's quarters. Albeit studio's location is somewhat quieter and with its beneficial seawards - easterly orientation - enjoys welcoming inshore sea-breezes which can offer a most welcome respite after exploring the Historic city with its narrow confined & invariably during the warm summer months, airless streets.

Fully equipped American style kitchen. Separate fully enclosed bathroom 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, flat screen TV, DVD etc.

Powerful 4.5 Kw reverse cycle air-conditioner for Holt & Cold modes - N.B; many similar apartments offer standard 2.5 Kw unit - ie; taking twice as long and invariably require maximum setting to have any desired effect! Particularly those with higher ceilings...

Dedicated ADSL WiFi - No line shares, 'drop-outs' etc. Streaming speeds.

Optional Internet:

3G 'roaming' 250mb daily guaranteed 4€ daily weekly 25€ - surpasses usual 100mb International roaming.

FREE fast reliable internet @ nearby charming Asturian terraced taverna El Bocaito - just 2-3 min.

Unrestricted on-street parking (except Tuesday 8.00-14.00 for nearby street market) in numerous surrounding side-streets - you'll find it's the closest barrio for the historic quarters especially trendy Carmen. Otherwise factor upwards of 25€ daily for city centre parking, ...once located.

All major motorway connections ie; Madrid, Barcelona, Alicante etc accessed within 10 mins via A7 & CV 35 - Using GPS.

Airport metro/tram access within 45 mins (change once) or taxi 15 min. Nearby´Sagunto' or 'Pont de Fusta' L.4, either just 2-3 min walk offering the city's best value most frequent, metro/tram direct service for fine sandy beaches. N.B There are no metro services within the historic quarters, due to fragility of medieval buildings etc. See metrovalencia for route planners/timetables and excellent value 'Bono' deals.

Maximise your stay by enjoying the best public transport, city bike hire & the city centre's keenest value supermarkets all conveniently within a 2-4 min walk.

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.

Due consideration for Valencia's public transport system is a must, as it finishes surprisingly early ie; 23.30 - Why get caught out, staying somewhere in the sticks! The city´s most 'happening' all-year round nocturnal quarters of lively animated Carmen is just 4 min - otherwise it'll cost in taxis or exceedingly long sweaty slogs - particularly throughout the numerous fiestas & weekend early morning hours!


Please confirm your E.T.A (estimated time of arrival) to apartment minimum 48 hours before arrival. Please avoid Spanish lunchtime 14.00-16.00 - unless arrival 14.00 prompt. 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 - 20E

23.00 - 24.00 - 35 euro.

Taxis are cheap & plentiful.

The U.K's cheapest flights into Castellon 1hour 10 min via CV10 - Toll-free motorway. Direct bus from Palau del Musica 20 euro one way. 1.10 hour with auto buses Mediterraneo.

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About Us

David Shardlow
5 Calle Baix, Buzon 131, Urb Montesano
46117 Betera
VAT Reg No

David Shardlow
Member since: 2006
Speaks English, Spanish
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
28 March, 2017

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 La Saidia

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....

Guestbook comments from the owner

Dear David.

We have had a fantstic time in your lovely studio/apt - so convenient for everywhere. We've had such a good time that we are sure we will want to visit 50 Call sagunto again befoer too long... Kind regards Sue & David.
Sep 2010
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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday apartment in Morvedre in La Saïdia

Property Type:
  • apartment (semi-detached)
  • floor 2
Building Type:
  • building
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 50 m²
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy 3
  • smoking allowed ...
  • pets not allowed
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome ...
Location Type:
  • city centre
  • near the sea
  • Historic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Activities Guide
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Parking ...
  • Parking On Street
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Tumble Dryer ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Freezer ...
  • Grill
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Hob ...
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
  • En -suite clean, bright and decent fitments in a relatively spacious enclosure. Electric points for hair-driers/shavers.
  • Studio, Sleeps 3
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Double Bed , 1 Single Bed
  • Bedroom area with music system surrounded by two nearly full ceiling height French style shuttered balcony windows. Premium quality sprung mattresses to ensure a decent night's sleep. Single fully sprung 90cm bed slides away under double bed for 3rd person.
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player ...
  • Radio
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Bicycles ...
  • Terrace ...
  • Patio
  • Terrace
  • 1 bicycles
  • 2 garden chairs
  • 2 deck chairs
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • not suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible ...
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • live theatre
  • marina
  • museums
  • naturist beach
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • horse riding
  • outlet shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • golf
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing
Charming roof-top terrace - drying of clothes etc. Apartment cool in summer and cosy in winter due to traditional build ie; thick walls & S.E orientation. N.B Closest proximity to Historic City @ 400m for FREE on-street parking - Building accessed easily @12 min from all major motorways with sat-nav'. Max' your money with the city's (Spain's) best value options of nearby supermarkets ie; Lidl, Mercadona, Consum etc @ 2-4 mins + excellent metro/tram @ 3 min. Noroil 24/7 shop @ 2 min. Semi-pedestrianized Carmen/'Historic City lacks mainy mod-cons. Map & guide book plus DVD's. T.V on digibox - ie; V.O English films.


Excellent! 4.5/5 -
(19 traveller reviews)

On-St parking & WiFi. Charming spacious studio-450m-Carmen/'H'.City. Metro 280m.
average rating of 4.4736843 based on 22 reviews

Ideal location, well equipped and maintained, comfortable

  • 5 of 5

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

  • Review Submitted: Jun 22, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Guest. 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.
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Great location- Nicely Appointed

  • 4 of 5

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.

  • Review Submitted: Jan 24, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jan 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: 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...
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such a good surprise

  • 5 of 5

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...

  • Review Submitted: Sep 5, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Guests 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.
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Would stay again

  • 4 of 5

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.

  • Review Submitted: Apr 17, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Apr 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: 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
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Cozy apartment near the old centre of Valencia

  • 4 of 5

We stayed for 10 days in this great apartment (studio). The old city of Valencia lays within a 10 minutes walk from the apartment. The apartment is provided with a good working kitchen, a spacious bathroom, television, dvd-player, and a stereo. We loved the authentic atmosphere of the apartment, and we truly recommend this apartment to anybody who is searching fot a loveley place to stay in Valencia. We would rent this apartment again.

  • Review Submitted: Oct 3, 2014
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
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Experience of a lifetime!

  • 5 of 5

We had such an amazing time in Valencia! The apartment was perfectly located especially for Fallas festival! What an expienence to to have a balcony view of a falla burning down right in front of us.

The most amazing trip we've had yet!

  • Review Submitted: Apr 6, 2014
  • Date of Stay: Mar 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: I'm thrilled that you thoroughly enjoyed yourselves and found my studio the perfect location for maximising the best of the Fallas. Happy memories!
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Nearest Airport
8 Kilometres
Valencia cab 15min. Metro/tram L3 & L4 - 45 mins
Nearest Barpub
25 Metres
Calle Sagunto. Carmen @4 min myriad of places
Nearest Ferry
4.5 Kilometres
Valencia port/beach.Direct metro 200m @16 min.
Nearest Golf
10 Kilometres
El Saler or Betera
Nearest Train
2 Kilometres
renfe/AVE Valencia Estacion Norde 6/7 min cab.
Nearest Motorway
2 Kilometres
CV 35 for A.7 Madrid/Barcelona etc connections
Nearest Restaurant
250 Metres
Several close-by. Vast choice in nearby Carmen.
Nearest Ski
140 Kilometres
Valdilinares/ Javalambre Teruel mountains
Nearest Beach
4.5 Kilometres
Malverossa metro/tram @200m L4 direct 16 mins
Car: not necessary

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


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


Famous Valencia singer & actress Conchita Piquer former house-cum-charming museum just across the Palm lined Calle Ruaya.


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday apartment in Morvedre, Valencia City

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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event Price
21 Mar 2017 - 2 Apr 2017
4 night minimum stay
for 4 nights
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add £6 per night, per additional guest
3 Apr 2017 - 21 Apr 2017
4 night minimum stay
for 4 nights
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add £6 per night, per additional guest
22 Apr 2017 - 31 May 2017
4 night minimum stay
for 4 nights
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add £6 per night, per additional guest
1 Jun 2017 - 30 Jun 2017
4 night minimum stay
for 4 nights
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add £6 per night, per additional guest
1 Jul 2017 - 8 Sep 2017
4 night minimum stay
for 4 nights
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add £6 per night, per additional guest
Late Summer
9 Sep 2017 - 9 Nov 2017
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add £6 per night, per additional guest
MOTOGP - Cheste
10 Nov 2017 - 13 Nov 2017
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add £13 per night, per additional guest

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Fees No additional mandatory fees
Refundable Damage Deposit £130

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.
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