Apartment in Valencia, Valencia City Costa del Azahar, Spain - Located In Bohemian Russafa District, Packed With Restaurants And Bar
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About Simon Draycott
My name's Simon. I'm 50 and a Counselling Psychologist who works in London. I have a passion for all things Spanish and was lucky enough to have been able to take a year out to live in Valencia in 2000 to learn the language. I've been going back ever since.
Simon Draycott purchased this Apartment in 2008
Why Simon Draycott chose Valencia City Centre
I spent a year in Valencia to learn Spanish in 2000 and loved it. I particularly like this location (Ruzafa) as it has a real sense of history and community. Many of the buildings date back to the early part of the 20th Century. Other reasons for buying in Russafa are the fact that it has a wonderful food market, you can walk to the city centre in a few minutes, and the selection of bars and restaurants really is fantastic. In recent years a lot of artists and photographers have moved into the area which has added yet more vibrancy to the area.
What makes this Apartment unique
The apartment block was built in 1914 and retains original features such as the wooden window shutters. It was refurbished a few years ago to provide a modern, open living space without losing its original charm. The apartment has a wonderful view of a local church, enjoys a lot of natural light and is well-situated for shops, markets, bars and restaurants. Everything is within walking distance, including the city centre. The beach is a cycle ride or short bus/cab ride away.
Check-in: 4:00 PM
Check-out: 11:00 AM
100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
Location was perfect to experience local Valencia.
The property location is walking distance to great food and the Central Market. We never had to use transportation because everything was very close.
The apartment was very nice and quaint and clean. It is however an older building so if climbing narrow steps isn't you thing, then you might think twice....other wise, it's a great place to stay in Valencia!!
Excellent location for everything
Great location for all the main attractions, many within walking distance. Simon and Monica very helpful. Would recommend.
3rd visit which should say it all !
We loved this stylish, comfortable & spotless apartment, the open plan layout, the decor, the windows etc etc. It supplied everything we needed. The view of the church tower and blue dome glistening in the sun when we opened the shutters every morning and the lovely aroma of baking bread from the bakery below made it extra special. It couldn’t be better situated - fresh bread every morning, friendly neighbourhood, many restaurants, supermarket nearby. Simon, the owner was responsive and a pleasure to deal with. Hope to return soon.
valencia summer stay
property is in a great location, making the city easy to walk
spacious, clean, close to shops and food
property owner is quick to respond, and generous
our only issue was with the person assigned as host, who did not do her job properly giving us instructions about the property
had a great time here, would highly recommend
Great stay near everything.
Apart from a couple of hiccups which were quickly resolved by the owner, it was a great stay. My aim was to imagine what it would be like to live in Valencia and Simon's place allowed me to do that with a gas stove, lovely fridge and every imaginable kitchen appliance and cookbooks with standard measurements! A huge supermarket was a short walk away and I made some great 'at home' meals.
As a senior, the steps were an issue for me without an elevator but for youthful travelers this place is great. The warmth of the wood floors, great natural and ambient lighting, it had the familiar feeling of being at home.
Simon was attentive and responsive and providing I get a new knee, I'd definitely stay there again!
The beach is a 10-minute drive away.
The nearest airport is Valencia. The apartment is a 15-minute drive from the airport.
Valencia City City including the historic district of Carmen is a 10-minute walk from the apartment.