Light-filled, comfortable 2 bedroom/1 bath flat close to the beach in the Malvarrosa neighborhood of Valencia. Air Conditioning, Internet/WIFI, very equipped kitchen. We do everything we can to help our guests enjoy their stay in Valencia.
Sunny 2 bedroom apartment in Valencia, Spain just blocks from la Malvarrosa beach. Why stay in a hotel when you can enjoy the conveniences of our furnished and fully-equipped flat in Valencia's Malvarrosa neighborhood? Rent our apartment for as few as 3 nights or as long as a month or more while you explore Valencia. There is a queen size bed in one bedroom and a twin/trundle in another. The living room futon also opens to a full size bed.
Do you want to spend an extended stay in Valencia? Learn Spanish? I have helped several families spend anywhere from 2-8 months in our apartment. Many have sent their children to school or daycare of have themselves enrolled in Spanish language courses. I am happy to help you all with that!
In addition to providing you with all of the sheets and towels for your stay, our flat has books for adults and children to read in multiple languages. Our family collection is a mix of Spanish and English but our guests have left German, Ukranian and Russian books. We have some small beach toys for the children as well as some puzzles and games to play with.
Our combined living/dining space is a large open room with a nice western view. From the small balcony (really just large enough to hang laundry or stand and enjoy the view or possibly sit with a chair) you can see the sun set, watch the children play soccer in a private school yard or look out onto the street Gran Canaria.
The apartment is on the 3rd floor of a residential building and is just a block from retail shops, on the same block as a tourism office and just steps away from many bus lines to take you anywhere in Valencia including la Ciudad de las Artes y Ciencias (city of arts and sciences) or la Ciudad Vieja (theold town) The beach is just four blocks away and is great spot to hunt for sea glass, have a drink or swim - at least from May - November!
If you are interested in seaglass/beach glass, please let me know and I'll give you some detailed instructions on where I find my best pieces!
My family spent a year living in Valencia and although we no longer live there, we visit several times per year. I have helped my former tenants/renters plan their vacations, choose Spanish language schools and even register their children for school during their sabatticals in Valencia.
One of the things that drew me to the Malvarrosa neighborhood was that it still maintains many of the traditional aspects of Valencia. Valenciano is still spoken in the streets and it almost seems a bit more like a summer village that is part of Valencia.
It is one of the best communicated parts of Valencia in terms of bus service. There are at least 7 bus routes that go through the neighborhood including the 1, 2, 19, 31 and 32. There are also several night and/or summer bus routes marked by N that go through.
It's also a great place to get meals to go. On calle Gran Canaria as well as calle Mendizobal, you can pick up paella, croquetas, pollo asado (roast chicken), bacalao (cod) for a fraction of the cost of what you would pay in a restaurant. You can also find very well priced "menu del dia" at the local restaurants. Best of all, the beach is always just a few blocks away.
The worse thing about Valencia has got to be that many dog owners still do not clean up after their pets. This appears to happen more frequently in Valencia than in other cities in Spain and it makes me crazy. If I could change it, I would. Please take care with you and your children when you walk.
In addition to renting our apartment, we also rent when we travel. I think you will find our kitchen and our apartment in general to be one of the best equipped. We do our best to leave you a little welcome basket or fresh fruit and a Spanish bottle of wine. If there is something that you think we need, please let me know.
I hope you enjoy your stay!
Guests will have access to everything in the apartment except for a small trunk that is locked with personal items. This will be your home during your stay in Valencia.
Interaction with guests
I'm an email or phone call away. If I'm not available, Luis, Erika or Carmen are on call to help with any emergencies that might come up.
Other things to note
I like to leave shampoo, soap, paper products and any other household products that you might need on a daily basis. If you are a longer term guest (more than 1 week) please be considerate and either replace these items as they run out or at least leave enough for the next guest.
The apartment is a non-smoking apartment. Any violation of this policy will result in losing the entire security deposit. No pets without prior approval and deposit. Please remember this is a residential apartment building, so please no noise after 10pm or before 9am.
Because we have a tile floor, please take care if wearing shoes with heels (we typically remove our shoes) or moving suitcases or chairs, especially early in the morning or late at night as we do have a family living in the apartment below.
No charge for children under 12, but they do count for maximum occupancy. All occupants of the flat must be cleared with the property owner prior to arrival and no additional guests are permitted in the apartment without prior approval. Should you want an additional guest to visit during part of your stay, with prior approval we can arrange that for a nominal surcharge of 15 euros per night.
In the summer months, care must be taken when using the air conditioner. This includes emptying the condensation water which drains into a container on the balcony.
Air conditioning units and/or heating units may not be left on when the guest is not in the property.
Before coming in from the beach, please shake off all sand in the street. If you do so from the balcony, that sand can fall on the clothes drying below and is not very neighborly. Likewise, please rinse off at the beach as sand can clog the shower.
We leave paper products, cleaning items and kitchen essentials in the apartment. Please replace what you use.
Please take care of the apartment as you would your own and leave it clean when you depart.
I love Spain, travel, good food and wine. Hunting for beach glass is one of my favorite things to do when I'm in Valencia. When I'm not busy with my family and children, I make jewelry from the seaglass I find.