About this listing
The property consists of a small detached 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 cosy 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 area. 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 barbecue, 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 very 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.
Han sido 5 días muy buenos. Mi familia y yo lo hemos pasado muy bien.
Es un apartamento muy acojedor y las fotos reflejan con total sinceridad como es el alojamiento.
Solo me queda darles las gracias a Mayte y Roman por el trato recibido.
Superlativo su tutto!!! Romano ci ha fatto sentire come a casa una persona amabile e disponibile oltre che simpaticissima! La casa e' ancora meglio di come viene descritta un paradiso di tranquillità e relax. Grazie di tutto Romano y Mayte
Un grand merci à notre hôte Romano qui nous a très bien accueilli et dont l'aide nous a été précieuse. La maison avec sa piscine, son petit bout de jardin avec légumes et herbes fraîches, sa cuisine extérieure nous a permis de passer un bon séjour. Nous ne sommes restés que 2 jours et n'avons malheureusement pas pu profiter de tout le confort offert. Le logement était conforme aux photos et descriptions. Seul bémol: nous avons toujours du mal à nous habituer aux lits individuels que nous trouvons partout en Espagne! Le logement étant à l'écart de Castellon permet de profiter du calme et sa position sur les hauteurs offre un beau panaorama.
Nous avons été très très bien accueillis par Mayte et Romano qui nous ont fait nous sentir chez nous dès les premières minutes, ils nous ont même accompagné pour trouver la maison car nous étions perdus.
Le quartier est un peu isolé mais il y a une vraie ambiance et entre-aide entre les habitants. nous avons par exemple été invités a un barbecue avec tous les voisins, c'était très sympa.
The unit was very clean and comfortable. The temperature was good, with a nice ocean breeze. Mayte and Romano were wonderful hosts.
We travelled to Castellon as we were going to Benicassim Festival and wanted to stay out of the way, somewhere relaxed and quiet. Maytes apartment looked perfect for us and it sure was. Mayte had provided us with some information on the local area prior to our arrival. Our flight was delayed therefore we did not arrive at the apartment until about 11pm. Mayte had some cold beers in the fridge for us along with some fresh pastries. Just what we needed :) She was kind enough to drive us into Castellon the following day so we could get some shopping and familiarise ourselves with the local area. The apartment is set about 20 minutes drive outside of the centre, up in the hills, however there is a bus stop close by that will take you into town. They don't run on Sundays however so renting a car would be a good idea. Mayte did advise us to do this however we were not that well organised! We travelled to the festival either by bus or taxi. Coming back to the apartment after the business of the festival was bliss. The pool was fabulous and we enjoyed preparing our own food in the evenings. It was too hot to attempt to use the BBQ however if we return when the weather is cooler we would definately be giving it a go!
La casa de Mayte es tal y como la véis en el anuncio, sólo que cuando llegas te parece aún mejor. El apartamento es pequeñito, acogedor y limpio y el exterior es de ensueño. La zona de la piscina y la barbacoa estás decoradas con un gusto exquisito y todo el sabor del Mediterráneo y aires marroquís. El trato de los propietarios de la casa es cercano y amable y realmente consiguen que te sientas como en casa. Sin duda es un lugar no sólo para alojarse sino para recomendar a quien quiera pasar unos días en esta zona del Levante pero alojándose en un ambiente sereno y lejos de aglomeraciones.
About the Host, Mayte
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.