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Fibre 'OP' WiFi/On-St parking/Metro 290m 'Cafe Society' enclave Abastos Mercado

Bedrooms 2
Space 753 sq. ft.
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 1 - 5 nights


About the property

Metro 290m airport/beach. Fibre Optic WiFi. FREE On St parking. Civilised zone.

* Dedicated Fibre Optic internet - Flawless super-fast streaming 100% reliable connectivity. Probably best in City centre - bar none!

* Gas central heating & unlimited hot water - unlike 1/2 showers limitations of typical statutory 2kw electric immersion's & wait...& wait (for re-heat)!

* *Metrovalencia-map 'Angel Guimera' 290m. *None in Ruzafa or Historic city. Fast & cheap every 10min - direct Airport/beaches/Ferias - 17min.

* Metro + Park/free @Empalme L.1 (Opp' CV.35) - 4 stops direct.

* Cot & high chair available.

* Efficient lift service - ramps off St level. Essential for luggage, shopping, prams etc.

* No 'final clean'. Must be 'left as found' i.e: clean & tidy. Otherwise 40€ levied.

* Access to 9th floor large, peaceful communal roof terrace. Reclining deck chairs/picnic table provided. NO partying or rubbish permitted! - Thanks.

* On-St FREE parking BUT busy! N.B; All central zones average 25€ + daily. Easiest times; 2-4pm & around 18.00.

* 'Disabled' parking 60m.

* Unbeatable secure supervised garaging Santa Maria Micaela 550m. 3.95€ 24 hourly. Pay 5 X elsewhere! - Ideal 'compact' car's.

* Nearby Juan Llorens 250m - City's 2cd 'hippest' St; terraced bars, excellent restaurants, nightlife.

* City Centre's only Olympic pool & the best equipped gym, Turkish baths etc - Centro Supera Abastos - 190m.

* Valenbisi bike hire No 25 - 205 throughout city - @190m.10€ weekly.

* Access readily City's 4-5* rated restaurants; 'Rausell' - "where chiefs go to eat", 'Montes', 'A menus Cuarto', 'La Bodequito'... All within 180-500m & 4-5* rated & @ Non-tourist prices!

* 'Nuevo Centro' - City's main mall - 'Turia' 1-stop.

* Centro Commercial 'Bonaire' - "Shoppers Paradise" - City/Province's biggest, choicest mall. Bus No 160 @ 230m & every 30 min.

Bright, light and stylish 70 m² modernised apartment in this delightfully civilised 'café society' enclave of barrio Botanico. Smart marbled foyer with pram & luggage low-level ramp to stairs & lift service up to internal wing of 7th floor. Two bright & natural light filled double bedrooms both with central heating, one with air/conditioning both with high-velocity fans. Fully equipped compact updated 2018 kitchen & with pleasant peaceful city-scape aspects.

Bathroom with full size European bath with overhead shower. - mains gas 'on-demand' boiler supplies ensures unlimited hot-water - perfect for those who appreciate a relaxing full soak after a busy day sight-seeing etc. Spacious, bright & fully air-conditioned living/diner overlooking peaceful & private communal quadrangle. Chill out in comfort on the luxurious chaise-longue - fully adjustable back supports - whilst enjoying the entertainment systems - selection films or possibly connect up to super-fast Fibre Optic internet for streaming your favourite channels (bring your laptop/tablet)

Readily immerse yourself in the real essence of civilised Valenciano life. Savvy Madrilenos head here first... charming tree terraced bars/cafes and a myriad of the city's greatest value restaurants encircling Valencia's most iconic Deco building - 'Mercado Abastos' - Olympic pool, plus three other pools, Turkish sauna, Spa & fully equipped gymnasium - Centro Supera - Abastos - with its 12000m2 modern installation - 190m.

Renowned restaurants within 90-500m include El Rausell, Villiplana, L'Antina, Titos, La Bodeguita, Orson's etc etc - indulge yourself at more than sensible prices - far superior value & service compared to the nearby touristy Historic quarters. Understandably locals of all ages 'hang-out' here, socialising & enjoying life to the full without the invariable unsolicited attentions invariably found elsewhere.

Hail a taxi 7/24 readily - ideal if catching an early am flight.

Metrovalencia ; First & last metro 05.19 - 23.31 service direct to airport).

By car; direct through to A.3 Madrid motorway - en-route airport 6-7 mins - Taxi approx 17€. Enjoy close proximity of the city's best value amenities with ease & convenience.

N.B metro finishes 23.30 - you'll appreciate all the excellent nearby facilities and the close proximity of the Historic city.

Fine sandy Blue flag beaches quickly accessed via metro L.5 & 8 travelling 19min, taking you to Malverossa a long wide golden beach & the enchantingly quirky bohemian barrio of Cabanyal former fishermans quarter. Good variety of restaurants, bars & late night clubs during the summer right along the Esplanade. Valencia parties right through the summer months at Malverossa beach.

Want seclusion and a more beautiful natural duned back-dropped beach? Then you can't beat El Saler for combining the best of city living with miles of glorious unspoilt fine sandy beaches as far as the eye can see. Great also for cycling with trails weaving along the coast. Take a bus from the main bus station/Plaza Reina approx' 40 min travelling time - a good day out. Invariably better value bars and restaurants are located within small resort of El Saler.


Please confirm E.T.A (estimated arrival time) to apartment a minimum of 48 hours before arrival. Upon arrival to city confirm by telephone/WhatsApp call 0034 619127894 (not SMS please!). Saves any unnecessary waiting about for all.

Late arrival 21.30-23.00 - 20E

23.00-24.00 - 35 euros

Taxis here are cheap & plentiful.

The U.K's cheapest flights into nearby Castellon (from 15E) 1.10 hour via CV.10 - Toll-free motorway. Auto buses (Also transit vehicles for 3-8 people from 150E) de Mediterraneo offer direct service 1.10 hour from Palau de Musica from 20 euro.

More Details
Registration Number : VT-36793-V

David Shardlow
Member since: 2006
Speaks: english, spanish
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
March 17, 2018

About David Shardlow

Bristol born. Living here some years & thoroughy enjoying it.

So closeby to hand or at end of the phone - if needed.

Why David Shardlow chose Arrancapins

Civilized location - non intimidating thus safe for young & older people in particular for women - as one of the city centre's most populous residential barrios; think all age ranges!.

Modern building with purpose built lift etc & smart marbled foyer.

Quiet apartment as set back on an internal wing with peaceful cityscape outlooks.

Apartment remodelled within last ten years ie; big windows plenty of natural light. Deceptively large 23m2 bright & very quiet living/dining room Compact and practical bathroom & fully equipped kitchen etc.

Full 'mains' gas central heating & unlimited hot water for multiple showers. Efficient air-conditioning throughout as two units installed & not just the usual single unit!

What makes this apartment unique

Enjoy being in the thick of civilised quintesential Valenciano life - City's most populous residential inner city enclave - Profusion of bars & eateries all within 1-4 mins walk including the city's much favoured affable late night Calle Juan Llorens.

City's main Metro hub of Angel Guimera within 3 mins. City's main bus routes within 1-3 mins from Calle Angel Guimera & The 'Gran Via' (San Fernando Catolica & direct metro airport & beach access - 17mins.

If your a seriously savvy shopper & love Spanish designers/brands etc take advantage of hopping on bus 160/161 @ 2 mins every 15mins. The city's quickest (25 mins) most direct service to Spain's largest out of town shopping centre & save upwards of 80% on Zara (Lefties), Adolfo Dominguez, Camper, Cortefiel, Disigual etc. You could offset the cost of your holiday in savings made!

Expecting exceptional fast lightening-speed connections? My apartment now offers Fibre Optic - one of the few barrio's within the centre currently offering this premium & 100% reliable service all at no extra charge.

Guestbook comments from the owner

We thoroughly enjoyed our winter 'time-out' - one month stay at your apartment - it was clean quiet with everything provided for for a most comfortable vacation. The nearby options of plentiful bars and restaurants was excellent consequently we were never stuck for choice. The public transport we found to be fantastic value certainly when compared to Scotland! and we utilised it to its utmost - excellent value. We enjoyed some interesting and lovely days out from the nearby convenient estacion Norde (Main train station @7 mins walk).

The weather was great, sunny and dry, although we were happy to enjoy the benefits of the central heating on the cold nights. All in all we both concluded that it was one of our best winter month escapes (10th year) from the vagaries of a northern clime.
Jan 2012
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Arrancapins Apartment Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • apartment (terraced)
  • floor 7
Building Type:
  • building
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 753 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 11:00 AM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 5
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Beach
  • Downtown
  • Rural
  • Historic
  • Spa
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Elevator ...
  • Fitness Room / Equipment ...
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Local Maps
  • Parking ...
  • Parking On Street
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Wood Stove
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Freezer ...
  • Grill
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 5 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
  • Bath and shower on 'on demand' combi mains gas boiler water for multiple showers or for stretching out whilst enjoying a relaxing soak (all electric apartments on statutory 2kw boilers or even bottle gas, still v.common - which don't deliver constant supplies). European standard full length bath (invariably Spanish apartments offer 60-70's midgets style 'knee-crunchers' space-saving tubs.
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 5
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 double
    Bedroom 2 - 1 double
  • Main bedroom mattress replaced 2016 with premium quality visco-elastic & has air-conditioning. Second bedroom with memory foamTopper on sprung mattress, high velocity fan. Gas central heating throughout apartment. Single sprung mattress for 5th person supplied. A cot and high chair can be arranged if required for no extra cost. Please specify as not always in apartment.
  • Audio Tape Player
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player ...
  • Radio
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Balcony
  • Bicycles ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • 1 bicycles
  • 2 garden chairs
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • limited accessibility ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • Heated Pool
  • Indoor Pool
  • Sauna ...
  • autumn foliage
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • nude beach
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • outlet shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • mountaineering
  • sailing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing
Massive communal rooftop terrace accessible - drying of clothes or sitting out on or sunbathing - foldaway chairs supplied,- within apt Digital TV decoder - option to watch V.O - mainly English. Car-parking free 'on-street' but busy (safe & respected location seriously popular 24/7). 'A' Mercado - offers the city's most secure, v.clean & efficient 24hour supervised under-ground parking - conveniently @1min walk. 'Special week'/'BONO' rate @50€. crisis offer 20.00-8.00am - nightly 2.50€. Excellent directions- all main arterial roads ie; Madrid,/Alicante/ Barcelona 'feeders' @'just 150metres - main connections accessed 10m. City bike hire weekly @10€ - 1 min walk entrance of Abastos Mercado - See Map & local guide book etc & selection of DVD movies.


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Fibre 'OP' WiFi/On-St parking/Metro 290m 'Cafe Society' enclave Abastos Mercado
average rating of 4.409091 based on 25 reviews

Excellent home away from home in Valencia

  • 5 of 5

I've just come back from a 5 night holiday in Valencia and I have to say that the accomodation was excellent. It is just 15 minutes or so away from the airport by metro and even quicker to get to by cab.

The apartment is within walking distance of Plaza del Ayuntamiento and Plaza de la Reina and the closest metro station (Angel Guimera) gives you direct access to the beaches/port and the airport. There is a supermarket very close by (5 mins by foot) and Mercado Central is also accessible if you want fresh produce. Finally, the apartment is situated close to Calle Juan Llorens, which has several late night bars/disco bars.

The apartment is clean and spacious and fully equipped (there is even a DVD player). It has air conditioning, which is must for Valencia in the summer.

Lastly, the owner was very welcoming and friendly and gave useful information on what to see and do while in the city. I would certainly recommend this apartment to friends!

  • Submitted: Aug 3, 2009
  • Stayed: July 2009
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Many thanks for your kind commendations. I would like to think that my apartment is well situated for enjoying the most out of this enchanting city with the utmost of ease coupled with the proximity of excellent public transport connections to enjoy its great beaches etc.
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Lovely, clean, spacious apartment.

  • 4 of 5

The apartment was in the perfect location for walking into Valencia. It was quiet, clean and well equipped. We had everything we needed for a lovely peaceful week. The supermarket was very close by. We loved walking into the older part of Valencia and the new and there was a fantastic choice of restaurants and cafes. It was easy to get to the underground and travel further afield. We really enjoyed a visit to Oceangrafic and the science museum.

  • Submitted: Aug 23, 2016
  • Stayed: August 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Guests. Sounds like you all had a wonderful time and really enjoyed the excellent local amenities, which take some bettering with so much en masse. You really can be spoilt for choice. I'm pleased to hear your thumbs up for my apartment. Many thanks David
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Excellent, safe, quiet apartment, good location

  • 5 of 5

Had a great one week family holiday in this quiet apartment.The owner, David is very easy to communicate with on email which made payment and travel arrangements straightforward. Although we arrived near midnight, someone was able to meet us (for an extra late charge) and welcome us to the apartment. Taxi from the airport was 22 euros, late at night. It is on the 7th floor of a residential block, has a lift and felt very safe. It was quiet too. Except for a dishwasher, the apartment is equipped with everything you might need. There are two double bedrooms and an extra single low bed which could be used. A cot is available if required. The TV is better than on the photo, a flat screen one which has an option to change the language which meant we could watch some of the dubbed programmes,films, american comedies etc, in the original English language, there was a disney channel for kids too.

There are big and small supermarkets, fruit shops etc very nearby as well as a fabulous new pizza restaurant round the corner with 80 types of pizza on the menu. The kids enjoyed a nutella dessert pizza! It is about 15 minutes walk to the heart of the old town and about 6 minutes to the nearest metro which is a useful station where 3 lines meet. You can get the metro to the airport (about 15 minutes), make sure you buy the correct ticket in advance as we didn't realise the normal city tickets were only for a limited zone and had to pay extra at the airport. The metro station makes it very easy to go to major attractions like Bioparc and the City of Arts and Sciences as there are direct lines. I would recommend X-Door, a fantastic fun experience where you are locked in a room for 60 minutes and have to work as a team to solve clues and unlock items to work out how to escape. No Spanish required, great family fun for all ages. Would recommend the apartment to other people. We rented WiFi (portable data connection)from David for a week. It was really useful as you could carry it around and locate restaurants, maps etc whilst you were out and the kids could play on their electronic games!

  • Submitted: Apr 14, 2014
  • Stayed: April 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
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dolce far niente in Valencia

  • 5 of 5

We had a very nice stay, we even prolonged our stay by two weeks. The appartement is ideally situated,every store you would need is just behind the corner. The appartment self is as you see it on the photographs. Comfortable and quiet. With a terrace it would be a dream but there are enough terraces nearby just as busses or metro.

Wifi was a problem as we spend time communicating with the fammily. The owner was looking for a solution in the nearby future.

The kitchen is well equiped. The kitchen hood is very noisy and with little result, and that's the only negative point.

The neigbourhood is "spanish" with very friendly people, unspoilt by tourists.

  • Submitted: Mar 8, 2014
  • Stayed: December 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Guests. Many thanks for your valued feedback. Due to the seasonal vagaries of short-term renting & until very recently exhorbitant fixed charges of internet/monthly line rentals - Spain is 2cd highest within the EU - think monopolistic service providers!, I have been most reticient to install it when I offer two very capable albeit with download limitations 3G WIFi service options (1/ basic & 2/ daily guaranteed 250Mb download) which comprehensively cover the entire city & more...whilst striving to maintain a very competitive rental tariff to include all utilities/management/communal cleaning charges etc. Hopefully out of your two month stay there was just a day or so when you were incommunicado whilst I sorted the other basic WiFi 2Gb router. I am seriously thinking of offfering ADSL fast cable service anytime soon. Thanks for your mention re; extractor/hood I'll take a look & fix it accordingly. I'm very pleased that you thoroughly enjoyed your stay and found the Abastos barrio very friendly. Thanks David.
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Good location

  • 5 of 5

We stayed here twice and both times David was there to meet us, he always answered any text/email straight away and was gave us some handy advice about the city.

The apartment was clean, well stocked and everything worked including the air con. We were two minutes from the the tram where we were able to access most parts of the city and catch a direct line to the beach. The area felt safe and if we ever return to Valencia we will stay here again.

  • Submitted: Aug 29, 2012
  • Stayed: July 2012
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Guest. Many thanks for your kind commendations. I'm very pleased that you and your family had an enjoyable stay and benefited from its excellent public transport connections with its easy walking access to all the central city's attractions and the safe friendly environment of my apartment's location. Thanks David.
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Las Fallas recommendation!

  • 5 of 5

Well, what can I say...First the good parts, The flat is very well equipped, with everything you could require from a holiday apartment. It was very clean and more spacious then the picture suggests. We had 5 people and were all incredibly comfortable, even when cooking.

The flat is located in a very safe and nice area, Walking distance to the center yet there is plenty to do in the immediate area also. We were in town during the Las Fallas festival,and could have not picked a better flat to enjoy our time. David (the owner) provided all the information, and was very helpful and understanding when some parts of out holiday didn't go perfectly to plan.

Now the bad bits...

In conclusion, We just all want to thank David,and recommend this flat to a wide range of people who are looking for a great time in valencia!

  • Submitted: Apr 16, 2012
  • Stayed: March 2012
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Many thanks for your kind recommendations. I'm really pleased that you all had a great time during the Fallas despite the odd mishap. Furthemore that you found my apartment well located, comfortable, deceptively spacious (photoes belies its size) and easy for walking to & from around all the central city particularly during these fiestas when most of the city centre roads are closed off to all traffic therefore walking is the only option. I'm sure you'll all have great memories as the Fallas to many people living outside of Spain the Fallas is not always truely recognised ie; for its spectacular art forms ie; huges effigies both satirical & otherwise, fireworks, Falleras in magnificently splendid C18 costumes, 'Mesclatas' & street parties etc on display in all the main streets and the real passion of Valencia & its people - its an unmissable non-stop five day event.
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Nearest Airport
5 Kilometres
Valencia metro/bus to Angel Guimera 250 m 15 min
Nearest Barpub
90 Metres
Abastos & Juan Llorens - some of the city's best
Nearest Ferry
8 Kilometres
City beach/'A'.cup.Direct metro 250 m @ 18 min
Nearest Golf
8 Kilometres
El Saler or Betera
Nearest Train
1 Kilometres
renfe/AVE 8 min walking distance.1 metro stop
Nearest Motorway
1 Kilometres
A.3 Madrid 0.25km. CV35 Alicante/Barcelona 0.25 km
Nearest Restaurant
50 Metres
Excellent choices for all budgets
Nearest Ski
140 Kilometres
Valdilinares/Javalambre Teruel mountains
Nearest Beach
8 Kilometres
Malverossa metro/tram @250 m line 5 direct 12 min
Car: not necessary

Abastos Mercado/Botanico & closeby El Carmen - 'the' city's most favoured & liveliest of locations for good reason - 'Angel Guimera' 300m - is the inner city's main metro hub (Valencia's metro system is modern & excellent value - bike *stations within close proximity - some *205 throughout city) for Lines 1, 3 & 5 - airport & beaches both directly 17 & 12 min.

The 'Deco' inspired Abastos Mercado - now the city centre's best equipped & the best value leisure centre offering 5 indoor pools - one being Olympic sized, Spa, Turkish baths, steam rooms and fully equipped gym. Surrounded by some of the city's friendliest choices in bars & restaurants. Supermarkets, shops - just one street away.

'Hip' Juan Llorens at 3 min for Valencia's renowned night-life. Spain's most spectacular recently revamped Modernist Mercado Central with 900 stalls... a swirl of smells movement and colour at 10 min. Opposite the magnificent C.15 Gothic UNESCO La Lonja - silk exchange. Nearby the Internationally prestigious IVAM for excellent modern art and Spain's second ranking, delightful C.19 Botanical/University gardens. Calle Quart at 12 min for 'night owls' with its bars/clubs, etc leading towards the resplendent marbled Plazas of del Virgen & del Reina & the C.12 Cathedral and other fine historic monuments.

The Plaza Ayuntamiento with its fine neo-classical buildings is a mere 10/12 min stroll.

Other Activities: All cultural activities less than10/15 min walk or 15 min metro/bus

Golf: El Saler for Valencia's international course - 15min cab/car.

Betera - direct metro approx 40 min and then 5min cab, smart facilities in delightful setting. 15 min car.


Sierra Calderona accessed via metro line 1 direct to Betera (you'll need Betera metro as the line splits northbound) then via metro-bus from Betera - Serra (a charming C.17 pueblo/village) en route pass early C.20 grand Orange growing country estates leading into the foothills of the Sierra Calderona with its breathtaking scenery around the vale of Valencia overlooking almond, olive and orange groves Roman fortresses and beyond to the Med'. Tranquillity and beauty abound. Keen mountain bikers will enthuse on its great cycling routes Hugely popular with Valencianos at the weekends. (It's possible to cycle 14 km on the level) 35 min by car.

Ski: Snow skiing at Valdineres and Javalambre for limited day/wkd snow skiing. Valdineres boasts a reasonable 'red' 8km ski run along with 8 other graded pistes. 1.5 h travelling by car. You'll need to hire one to get there. Fine for a day out or one day at each resort approx' 40 min between each .

Football fans.

The original mestalla is just three metro stops either L3 or L5. The new Mestalla 5 min taxi or approx eight metro stops.Club Levante is approx 8 mins taxi or metro L6

Moto GP easy access @7 min walk to the main rail station of Estacion Norde for frequent Cheste service - 20 min travelling


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Refundable damage deposit $246.12

* Baby's 2 & under gratis. Free cot & hi-chair Parents supply own cot linen,- Offer applicable 2 person rates.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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