The property consists of a small dettached apartment (35sqm), on the ground floor of the family home. It has internet wifi, central heating, well-equipped kitchen and you can park safely your car inside our grounds. The apartment was rebuilt four years ago and it is a very cozy and well appointed apartment. It has one bedroom with twin beds, a toilette with shower and a small sitting-room area including a kitchen-office with a coach to sleep in. When the weather is nice (except winter days) you will be willing to enjoy the outdoor aera. It is ideal for couples or small families wishing to rest in a charming and peaceful atmosphere. You can sunbathe next to the blue swimming.pool (salt-water ) while waiting for your barbacue, or sit down under one of the big trees, take a nap, etc.
It is surrounded by mountains and you can enjoy also the views to the sea. Benicassim beaches are just a 15 minutes drive, and you can enjoy the sea without its inconveniences: noise, crowding, high prices, etc. Instead, you will find it vey comfortable to go to the beach and then rest quietly at home.
A7 highway Castellon North exit is a 3 minutes drive. UJI University is also just a 5 minutes drive, as well as the train/buses station.
WHAT CAN YOU DO ONCE HERE?
Garden, babercue and swimming-pool to share with host family. There is a playground, table tennis, a small bar and more green zones in the residential area.
The GR33 ( a net of footpaths) departs from our area to reach Peñagolosa, the highest mountain in the Community. There are several nearby tracks and excursions.
Close and nice villages you can visit:
Benicassim beaches.( 12km.)
Peñíscola's Castle and beaches. (77 km)
Villafamés village and its Contemporary Art Museum (23 km)
Morella Old city. (99 km)
Valencia (70 km)
Ares del Maestre and many others. (71km)
During the summer there are several music festivals taking place:
*Francisco Tárrega International Guitar Competition
*F.I.B. Festival Internacional de Benicassim.
*Arenal Sound. (20 Km)
Interaction with Guests
We provide towels and all type of household linen. There are armchairs with cushions, hammocks and sun loungers for your use at the garden.
For stays longer than 5 days there is a free laundry service.
We offer you coffee, tea and essentials as well as a welcoming detail. If you need aromatic herbs, you can take them fresh from our garden. There is wood available for your barbacues.
As we work most of the time, you will not see us much around . We try to be very respectful to our guests, helping them, giving suggestions, etc. only when required.
We are in a residential area, sorrounded by small mountains and close to the city, combining all the amenities and advantages of a big city with the calm, climate and independence of a mountain residential area.
How to get there?
It is most advisable to bring your own car, as there is only a bus service running every hour (bus nr. 8) from Castellon center.
By plain: Valencia: take the underground line from airport to the train station Valencia North. Then take a train to Castellón train station. There are trains every 30 minutes departing from Valencia, except at the weekend (every 50 minutes aprox). From Castellon station you can take a taxi. It is just a 5 to 10 minutes drive.
Alicante's airport. There is a bus service (ALSA) which connects the airport to Castellon train station. Otherwise, you can go to Alicante's train station and take a train from there.
For the summer festivals (FIB and Rototom) there are direct bus services for the festivals customers from these airports and train stations.
Barcelona's airport: Take the train from airport to Sants Train Station. Then take another train to Castellon.
Other Things to Note
The pictures you see correspond to the outdoors of the main buiding , including our home. The indoor pictures are from the apartment.
We appreciate your respect to the property as well as the neighbours. We expect you leave the apartment as clean as you found it, as there are no cleaning charges.
We felt very welcome. Everything was very clean and Maytes explanations were up to date and not too long.
She managed to have the pool cleaned for us! Thank you very much.
The family kept themselves a little aloof from where we were. That was very well ment.
On the other hand we did not expect that there was no place we could be ¨ïnvisible¨or private.
Besides that, the ¨living/kitchen¨ was very, very small. Too small to feel al little bit comfortable. There was a space left to move in of only some 6 to 8 m2. There was only 1 couch to sit on, no side tables and our feet almost touched the doors of the cupboard.
We sent a foto to Mayte that gives a better idea to future enters than the foto´s in the site.
It was not clear that there was much noise from the stone-factory very nearby. When the wind is different, there will be dust also I think.
For the price we payed would would like to have better matrasses, and the gap between the two is to big to be romantic....
So, the apartment is clean, complete and it is a good place to stay when you have to be in Castellon or another place.
El anfitrión nos hizo sentirnos muy a gusto,son muy amables, la localización esta un poco apartada pero con gps o mirando el mapa que te facilitan no hay problema
Wir haben uns bei Mayte, Romano und Gabriel sehr wohl gefühlt. Es hat alles super geklappt, die Mails wurden sehr schnell beantwortet und die Angaben haben gestimmt. Die Unterkunft ist klein aber sehr fein! Es war super sauber! Wir wollen definitiv wieder kommen! Man kann die Abende draußen verbringen und am Pool sitzen oder den genialen Grill benutzen. Die Atmosphäre ist entspannt und das Haus ist in einer ruhigen Nachbarschaft. Mit dem Auto ist man schnell am Strand.
We really enjoyed our stay at this lovely apartment. Mayte and her husband were very good hosts - great to meet good people. seeing us in and letting us know the best local places to go. Even some fruit to welcome us and some basic foods for cooking.
The pool and the outdoor area is amazing - the pool is not full of chlorine but still very clean; there is good chairs and lounges for soaking up the sun and a nice outdoor bbq to cook on. Beautiful private space!
Lovely apartment. Beds and the sofa were comfy, bathroom was clean, and kitchenette/lounge well equipped.
I would advise having a car as this will allow you to go to a decent shop and the beach and local scenery. Benicassim beaches are 15 minutes drive we found all of them relaxed some had nicer water for swimming but all had soft sand - there is a small but nice little town there
Hi Tom & Chelan,
Thanks a lot for your comments. We will try to fix the shower properly and improve as much as possible the rest. This has beebn of much help and appreciate you being so honest and clear. Really looking forward to having the pleasure of seeing you around in the future...
Un petit coin de paradis :-), retiré ce qu il faut dans la montagne entouré d orangers...nous avons étais accueilli chaleureusement dans un charmant appartement indépendant et tout équipé, nous avons profité de la piscine et de la cuisine extérieure toute la semaine idéal pour notre semaine au Rototom ;-)
Reggae, soleil et tranquillité...
Encore un grand merci pour tout...:-)
Myself and two of my friends stayed at Maytes for 2 nights before heading over to Benicassim festival, hoping to have a relaxing few days before a week of camping. It was exactly what we needed!
Mayte was so helpful prior to us arriving at the apartment, with directions and transport links etc. When we arrived, it was such a warm welcome, Mayte had gone above and beyond what would be expected, got us some supplies ready in the fridge, including much appreciated Amstel beer :)
Mayte, her husband Romano and her family were so friendly during the stay, we were able to stay around the pool during the day, and use their barbecue at night, with a bit of help! Mayte helped up organise our travelling to the festival, even offering to drop us in town. We were so grateful for this!
The apartment is attached to Maytes house, it is small but has everything you need. Very clean and organised. Everything available to cook a meal, two single beds and a pull out sofa bed. Easy bus link into town and taxi services
We thoroughly enjoyed our stay here, would definitely stay again and would recommended it to anyone who fancies a relaxing stay in Castellon. Thanks Mayte and family!
Azul Mediterráneo es un lugar fantástico para pasar unos días. Está a 15 minutos de las playas, en las laderas de las sierras adyacentes cercanas a la costa, en las afueras de Castellón y al lado de Benicassim.
El alojamiento -adyacente a la vivienda de Mayte y su familia- está muy bien equipado, decorado con buen gusto, limpio y perfecto para dos personas y comparte el maravilloso jardín que se puede ver en las fotos.
Los anfitriones son amables, atentos y dispuestos. Nosotros fuimos un fin de semana y no paramos mucho en casa pero seguro, como dicen otros, que convivir con ellos más tiempo es un auténtico placer.
Si quieres dar una vuelta por Castellón, sus playas, las sierras cercanas Azul Mediterráneo es un muy buen sitio para parar!
I am a teacher of English at a Secondary school and a Translator-Interpreter.. I love travelling, meeting new people and learning from other cultures. I love nature and hiking, music playing, singing, dancing, reading and cooking. Our home is a blend of our trips, our passions and experiences to share with our guests.
I am married and have two children aged 17 and 22.