About this listing
Come and stay at a very unique place in "Barrio del Carmen". A bright, colourful and open space with a great terrace overlooking 15 bell towers and the roofs in downtown.
Located in the heart of old town Valencia, in a quiet and safe neighbourhood.
Charming, spacious and bright apartment with enchanting views, combining modern and old wooden furnishing. Located in a historic building, the apartment itself has been renovated in keeping with its original charm. Though it is literally in the very center of the city, you will find that the apartment is a quiet retreat, as it is on the top floor of the building, there is only one apartment per floor, and most of the surrounding streets are limited to pedestrian traffic (taxis allowed). Hand-cut wooden beams all over the ceiling and a bed made of logs by ourselves give the apartment an unique character.
Located at the 5th and last floor of a more than 100 years old building, you will feel much silence and tranquility . The walk up to this 5th floor will reward you with great views of the city and a relaxing time on the terrace. The terrace is also the perfect place if you need to smoke, since that's not allowed inside the apartment.
The apartment is 65 sqm (700 sqf) in one big space that, through its triangular form, keeps the intimacy in the sleeping area. If necessary, it can hold up to 4 people with the use of the queen size logs bed and a really comfortable bed-sofa for 2 people. The loft has all commodities: an antique dutch kitchen, wood fireplace, gas-heating, dish-washer, washing machine, microwave oven, toaster, iron for clothes, hairdryer, water heater, fast internet wifi, starting supplies in kitchen cupboard, i.e. coffees, teas, olive oil, condiments, etc.
The kitchen is also fully fitted with casseroles, pots and dishes, and you will be able to cook the fresh, quality products bought at the market hall located right before the building. Towels and linen are provided for each stay. In wintertime there are firewood packages waiting for you. You can use as much as you like but, sorry, they cost extra!
My sister Mariana and I, we will assist you with affection and all the help and information about the city you need, as for example parking spots for your car. There are maps and recommendations for restaurants, tapas, markets, public transport and sightseeing waiting for you!
All inquiries are welcome; English, Catalan, Spanish, German, Italian and French spoken. We can consider a stay of only 2 or 3 days depending on the dates. Please send us a message.
The apartment is not registered in the General Registry of Companies, Establishments and Tourist Professions Valencia.
The whole apartment at your disposal. In winter we provide wood to light the fireplace and enjoy the magic scent and warmth of fire. As buying and bringing the wood upstairs is a really tough job, we kindly request from you to help us monetarily with the amount of 10€ per 8 kg sack.
Although the terrace isn't for exclusive use, the rest of the neighbours hardly come upstairs. 99% of our visitors or ourselves never met anyone there and could enjoy it privately.
Interaction with Guests
I answer the booking request and solve doubts or questions prior to your visit. About one week before the entry my sister contacts you and arrange the meeting. She lives very close by and is the one in charge if you need something during your stay.
In the heart of the El Carmen neighborhood, next to the Serranos Towers and the valencian Cathedral, the apartment is perfectly located to discover the historic center and its restaurants, trendy bars, markets, museums, churches, shops and numerous places of interest. The apartment is very near to the Turia Gardens that will lead you to the City of Arts and Sciences, the modern part of the city.
The apartment is easy to reach and a short walk to all the the tram station "Pont de Fusta", where you can catch tram line 4 direct to the Arenas and Malvarrosa beaches. Just a 10 minutes walk away from home you also have the train station "Estació del Nord", the metro station "Xativa" to the airport or the international bus station. In front of the building you will find the bike rental station. For 10 € per week you can use a bike in the city. And cabs are in Valencia cheaper as you may think. Just ask for the price in advance... You will be surprised!
Other Things to Note
In wintertime there's wood for your pleasure. Please note that buying and specially bringing wood to the 5th floor is really a tough job. We kindly request from you that you contribute to the fireplace wood with an amount of 10€ per 8 kg sack.
The AirBnB Site works on respect and trust. We beleave you will take care of the apartment as it was your own home, so no cleaning fees are charged. Please leave the loft in the same condition as you found it.
Please be considerated with the neighbours, don't get too loud. Besides that, feel yourself at home and enjoy Valencia a lot!!
Die AirBnB Website basiert auf Respekt und Vertrauen. Wir glauben, dass Sie mit der Wohnung als wäre sie Ihre eigene Wohnung umgehen, deswegen werden keine Endreinigungs-Gebühren erhoben. Bitte verlassen Sie den Loft in dem gleichen Zustand, wie Sie es vorgefunden haben.
Bitte werden Sie nicht zu laut und respektieren Sie die Ruhe der Nachbarn. Abgesehen davon, fühlen Sie sich wie zu Hause und genießen Sie Valencia!!
AirBnB se basa en el respeto y la confianza. Creemos que trataréis la vivienda como si fuese vuestra propia casa, por eso no cobramos limpieza final. Por favor, dejad el loft en las mismas condiciones en que lo encontrásteis.
Asimismo sed considerados con los vecinos y no hagáis mucho ruido. Aparte de eso, sentíos como en casa y disfrutad de Valencia un montón!
The apartment is as good as it looks in the pictures. It is in a wonderful location in the old town of Valencia. The roof terrace has some amazing views across Valencia. Mensi and her sister were very easy to deal with. We had no problems arriving or leaving. Would highly recommend!
Wow, such a beautiful appartment! We felt at home right away. The contact with Mensi and Mariana was really good. We arrived later due to problems with the train but they helped us with everything. Mensi gave us a lot of good recommendations of restaurants and surroundings which was really nice. We had a great stay in the appartment and would love to come back (even got a free fitness-exercise with all the stairs :) ) the appartement is exactly like in the pictures! You won't regret going here!
We had a wonderful time at Mensi's apartment! The apartment was clean and really cosy. Also it is centrally located and everything was possible by foot or bike (except the beach, that is quite a long walk). We didn't take the metro once, which we think is great, especially in the evening! The only thing we didn't like after a long day were the incredibly high stairs to get to the apartment. But the good thing was the amazing view we had! In the end, worth the stairs (and we were close to the roof terrace!) :)
Mensi's sister Mariana was there to meet us when we arrived, & was very helpful with the local info! We loved the apartment, it was even more quirky than the pictures showed!! We loved the arty front door!!!
The location was perfect for us, very central, the beach was a short cab ride but worth it!!!!
The apartment is beautiful and very well equipped, it looks exactly as shown in the pictures. Do keep in mind that the apartment is on the top floor so there are quite a lot of stairs, a benefit of this is that you only need to climb up one staircase in order to get to the very nice terras. The location is very central, everything can be done by foot, to get to the beach or the airport there is a 10/15min walk to the metro station but furthermore everything is very close. The only comment I have to make is that Mensi and her sister were very hard to reach in the period before we moved in the apartment and it took quite some time until they responded and practical information could be discussed. Nonetheless we had a wonderful stay, and I would definitely recommend the Blue Loft.
My stay at this apartment was very nice. I loved the apartment itself, and the neighborhood it is in is adorable. My only critiques are the bed is a bit sqeaky, and you do have to walk up A LOT of stairs to get to the apartment, but not a big deal if you travel light. There is also no air conditioning, but I knew that going into it. Overall I would definitely recommend this apartment.
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About the Host, Mensi
Fortysomething already (nice grey hair showing!), I'm a traveler, restless, curious, open, and I like to see things from my own and personal point of view.
In this time of my life I live in Mallorca, working as a German teacher in a high school (I'm surrounded by teenagers several hours a day, which keeps me young in spirit!). I have a 13 years old daughter with whom I go every summer to cross Europe. Later we will travel abroad the continent.
I always wanted to own a hotel, so now I begin this project with "The Blue Loft", the apartment I bought and reformed 15 years ago, where I lived until my daughter was 2 years old, the place in earth that best reflects my soul and my style and with which I feel very identified. I hope you love the place as much as I do.
My passion are languages, I speak Spanish, Catalan, German, English, French and Italian and studied Arabic three years at the Valencia University. I'm now learning Korean! Oh yes, I like challenges!
In Valencia you will meet my sister Mariana. Between the two of us we organize the management of the apartment: I take care of the administration / internet and she takes care of the visitors and the place.