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1 Bedroom Sea Front Flat. Sleeps 2/4. Incredible Sea Views. Refurbished

Bedrooms 1
Space 376 sq. ft.
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 5 - 14 nights
Popular Features
  • Washing Machine
  • Air Conditioning
  • Internet
  • Parking


About the property

In fashionable Faro de Cullera. Village atmosphere where all local shop, bar and restaurnt owners known by name. We are regulars and love it

A one bedroom flat, on the eighth floor on the sea front above rocks just 10 metres away!


Orion block was built in the 1970ies and we refurbished our flat 3 years ago with a modern bathroom and open plan kitchen and new furniture, including an expensive easily operated bed settee in the lounge. Faro de Cullera is a mile north end of Cullera old town, itself with many properties linking the two centres. Cullera, surrounded by orange groves, rice fields and its fishing port on the Jucar river has an old quarter which remains occupied all year round. In winter Faro de Cullera is very quiet and only comes to life with summer, blessed with fabulous beaches, restaurants and shops

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Our favourite months are from May half term to mid June, and from first week in September, when the schools go back. Our Canadian brother uses the flat in February from where he enjoys the peace and quiet and from where he trains as a marathon runner with a number of circuits in the nearby mountains. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SnOyA3ZaFOI He comes back with a tan from 300 sunny days a year in the region.

A 20 minute drive takes you to El Palmar, a village in the middle of the Albufera lake. Famous for its boat trips. Take one at 12pm and return to lunch with a Paella and a few jugs of Sangria in one of the excellent open air restaurants in the village square

More Details
Registration Number : S28469

Luis Castillo
Member since: 2014
Speaks English, Spanish
Calendar last updated:
17 October, 2017

About Luis Castillo

Beth and I are recently retired from professional positions. We live in South West London and enjoy many hobbies, sport, sailing and 6 grandchildren.

My parents came to the UK as refugees from Spain during the Spanish Civil war. Our mother returned to live in her native Valencia as a widow about 12 years ago. Having property in Valencia and a holiday home in nearby Cullera (see alternative posting on Owners Direct webpage), we are able to visit her easily and enjoy the delights of this fascinating city and enjoy the sun drenched seaside.

My two brothers and I have agreed that the flats need to pay their way, so we are offering to share them with responsible tenants from the UK.

We hope they give you as much pleasure as they have us and our families.

Luis Castillo

Luis Castillo purchased this apartment in 1970

Why Luis Castillo chose Valencia Province

This property was bought for holiday use and has been in the family ever since my father bought it in the 1970ies. After a total refurbishment about 3 years ago it provides excellent accommodation which is regularly used by our expanding family. Ideal for our two daughter's families with children who use the bedroom and adults the bed settee.

I has astonishing views - in fact land can be seen in the far distance, otherwise you could be on a balcony cabin in a cruise ship. The sea can be heard lapping the rocks below.

It has different characteristics depending on whether you want peace and tranquillity in the off peak months, or reliable sun and beach with a lot of local life.

We have got to know all the local bar owners by name and couldn't but recommend all options.

What makes this apartment unique

We just love going to the flat and enjoying the local facilities. Valencia is just 40 minute drive away where Mum lives so visiting her is easy as well as the countless sites. A very Spanish location with barely a foreign tourist in sight. No fish and chip shops, but plenty for the Spanish to enjoy.

Needs must, so we are putting the flat and its rental on a more formal footing, as hitherto it has been ad hoc.


Nearest Airport
50 Kilometres
Nearest Barpub
10 Metres
Voramar, El Chalet, ADSL etc
Nearest Ferry
50 Kilometres
Nearest Golf
25 Kilometres
Several, eg El Saler,
Nearest Train
3 Kilometres
Nearest Motorway
4 Kilometres
Nearest Restaurant
10 Metres
About 10 within 200 metres
Nearest Beach
100 Metres
Two beaches, large family and for adults
Car: not necessary

Special interest holidays: Fabulous beaches and excellent resort. 99% Spanish who come from as far as Madrid.

Tennis club where visitors are welcomed, about 1.5 miles away and karting in summer only about 5 miles towards Valencia on the coast road


The two beaches have different characteristics. A large family beach, 50 yards away with palm trees, restaurants with beach terraces and acres of open sand with a gentle slope into the sea - idea for young children. 200 metres away a very picturesque smaller beach for serious sun bathers, also with its own family run restaurant. All do excellent Paellas and Sangrias.


Although both Alicante and Valencia are the closest airports, we use Valencia as from the airport you can hire a car, very reasonable off peak, or take the metro into town and a 40 minute train trip to Cullera on the Gandia line. A bus 15 minute ride takes you almost to the front door. Local buses are timed to meet the train.


Valencia is about 30 miles from Cullera and has a host of places to visit. The famous City of Arts and Sciences and many historic monuments. Old town Cullera has a number of Spanish restaurants and many bars on the sea front or tucked behind the main thoroughfares. There is Sanctuary in Cullera up the hill well worth a trip for the views afforded there.

Further Details:

There are several local shops, and a large supermarket, Consum, about half a mile towards town. We know all the owners of local bars and restaurants and they are without fail, warm and hospitable but very little English is spoken.

The famous Albufera Lake is a nature reserve set in the rice growing region about 5 miles south of the city. There you can enjoy bird watching and boat trips etc. and of course sample a paella at the probable birthplace if the world famous dish!

Going further south you have the great beaches along the coast road towards Gandia, Javea,.Benidorm, Alicante.

Towards Valencia, the nudist beach is about 2 kilometres. Roman ruins of Sagunto and inland the regions wine towns including Utiel and Requena, all within easy reach of Valencia. Valencia is a 40 minute train ride from Cullera. Buses and taxi service the station.


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday apartment in Faro de Cullera in Ribera Baixa

Property Type:
  • apartment
  • floor 8
Building Type:
  • building
  • Self-catering
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 376 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 16:00 / Check-out: 11:00
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • beach
  • mountain
  • near the sea
  • town
  • waterfront
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Lift
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Hob
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , Bidet
  • Medium size bathroom. completely refurbished with a shower, but no bath. Bidet, washing machine, and a great private sea view from the lavatory!
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 4
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 4 (1 Bedroom) Notes on bedrooms: Two new beds with memory foam mattresses in bedroom, which can combine to make a King size double. A modern comfortable bed settee, very easily operated and remains made up when folded.
  • DVD Player
  • Stereo ...
  • Television
  • Toys ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Balcony ...
  • Bicycles ...
  • Boat ...
  • Golf ...
  • Ski & Snowboard ...
  • Tennis ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair accessible ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
Onsite Services:
  • Concierge
  • botanical garden
  • caves
  • churches
  • museums
  • naturist beach
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • theme parks
  • water parks
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • horse riding
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • jet skiing
  • mountain climbing
  • diving
  • caving
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
Notes on accommodation: There are beach chairs, sun shades, beach toys, bats and balls, and tennis racquets and balls. We have a folding bike for guests' use as there is a lovely paved sea side esplanade to Cullera. Consum, a large supermarket is about 1/2 mile on the Cullera road. Outside: There are two pools, one 25 metres and another smaller shallow pool for tots. These pools are shared by three blocks of flats but there are invariably plenty of sunbeds. It is maintained very clean and popular with families and young people. There are a number of organised parties and pool side competitions, and evening discos organised by the life guards in the busy summer months. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cAgdHMVx_rc A tennis club about a mile away welcomes visitors at 7 Euros per player. It has a number of ropey clay courts but excellent artificial court. Go for that one as I do with my tennis partner every year. We enjoy a cold beer on the tennis club terrace overlooking the mountains after a game. In February it is often over 20C. Utility Room: N/A Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: The flat will have been prepared for your stay and cleaned hereafter. This is included in rental. All towels for bathroom, beach and spare bedding, duvets etc. in wardrobe. Additional cleaning can be arranged for longer stays at renter's cost. Other: N/A


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1 Bedroom Sea Front Flat. Sleeps 2/4. Incredible Sea Views. Refurbished
average rating of 4.96 based on 25 reviews

Spectacular view from wonderful apartment

  • 5 of 5

Everything was perfect! Apartment was very clean and well equipped. View was absolutely stunning ! The host, Luis , could not have been more helpful ,his responses were speedy ,informative and accurate....even sent a map of Valencia in advance of our trip . We took several train rides into the Valencia..very easy .Cullera is quiet (we went off season ) ..had the beaches and bars mostly all to ourselves . It was great to listen to all the Spanish voices ! A large Consum about 15 minute walk away ...shopping trolley bag was much appreciated ...as were the beach chairs and parasol. The walks on the beaches were great , in particular the one on the other side of Faro point ...it stretched endlessly in the distance..a definite must do ! We would thoroughly recommend this excellent apartment which combines both a relaxing holiday base and easy travel access into Valencia and the surrounding area.

  • Review Submitted: Jun 14, 2017
  • Date of Stay: May 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Lynne and Brian Thank you for your generous review. The apartment has different appeals at different times of the year from offering peace and solitude for longer stays off season, to mid summer for those seeking sun, wonderful beaches and a dynamic local community. It's ease of access to Valencia brings another wonderful city experience close at hand. You are both welcome any time peak or off peak. Best wishes Luis and Beth
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  • 5 of 5

Lovely place Luis was a super host. Thank you for looking after us so well. Hope to.visit the apartment soon.

  • Review Submitted: Jul 15, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Paul and Sahim, Thank you boys for your review. You are, of course, more than welcome anytime. You left the place beautifully clean and no worry over the missing beach towels, I deducted their value from the deposit. Luis
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Mooi apartement met geweldig uitzicht

  • 5 of 5

Ideaal verblijf voor een vakantie aan de spaanse costa, mooi uitzicht vanop het 8 e verdiep, alles is voldoende aanwig voor een leuke vakantie, beter dan een hotel! Rustig ontbijt met zicht op zee. Goede bedden in de hoofdslaapkamer.

Als wij er waren was het zeer rustig tijdens de weekdagen, tijdens de weekend staan de straten vol geparkeerd dus laat je de auto maar beter staan. Een minpunt was de wifi die steeds uitviel en moest gereset worden. Ik ga zeker terug.

  • Review Submitted: Jun 28, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Beoordeling # 17953824 "1 slaapkamer zeefront appartement. Slaapt 2/4. Ongelooflijke uitzicht op zee. refurbished” Hallo Guido Bedankt voor uw beoordeling. Het behoudt de 100% van de 5 * beoordelingen. Ik ben blij dat je en je vrouw genoten van je verblijf en heb genoten van het appartement en het uitzicht - dat is absoluut prachtig. Ik heb een nieuw internet systeem besteld met behulp van een satelliet transmissie, die goed aanbevolen is. U kunt deze volgende keer gebruiken als u komt. Beste wensen Luis
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Inmejorables vistas y tranquilidad

  • 5 of 5

Fantásticas e inmejorables vistas desde el apartamento. Está muy cuidado y tiene de todo. El anfitrión es muy simpático y agradable y estuvo siempre disponible. Tuvimos una estancia muy agradable ya que el emplazamiento y la ubicación son ideales para pasar unas vacaciones tranquilas. Sin duda un apartamento para volver de nuevo.

  • Review Submitted: Apr 30, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Apr 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Teresa, Gracias por su generosa crítica. Estoy muy contento de que haya disfrutado de su estancia, ya que muchos ya han informado. Usted es muy bienvenido en cualquier momento en el futuro, Luis
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Ideal location for family.

  • 5 of 5

We, family of 4, had a memorable couple of weeks in Cullera during the month of August. It is a very family orientated resort and we felt safer here than at home in London!

The flat was spotless and very well equipped, very much home from home. There is a superb, uninterrupted view of the Mediterranean which went above our expectations. The swimming pool was very clean and well maintained and it was reassuring to have 2 lifeguards on duty at all times. Our time at the beach was spent in the small bay as it tended to be much quieter than the larger one. We enjoyed the walk into the main town on several occasions but also took the opportunity to visit further inland as well as a timely visit to Valencia to watch a football match.

The owner, Luis, provided excellent customer service from start to finish. All questions were answered promptly and honestly and the information provided on the flat was very detailed. Should we ever decide to return to the area we would not hesitate to stay at the flat again.

Many thanks Luis!

  • Review Submitted: Oct 6, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Karen, Thanks for this lovely review. I so enjoy reading them ( they have al been 5). It makes us want to go back for more, despite having been many many times before. You are welcome back anytime, Best wishes Luis
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Brilliant Cullera seafront apartment

  • 5 of 5

I have just returned from a comfortable and relaxing stay at this apartment with sea views to die for.

The apartment has all the facilities to keep you comfortable for your stay and was found in excellent order. There is a friendly bar at the foot of the apartment block which serves a great range of food and drinks at very reasonable prices, the sepia ( small squid) is highly recommended. The apartment block is adjacent to 2 beaches, 1 smaller for those that may enjoy a bit of body boarding in the Faro area and the endless, sandy Cullera beach starts at the foot of the apartment steps.

There are local shops for your grocery needs and the tapas in the nearby Chalet hotel is the best in Cullera. The busier main resort is just a short walk, ideal to walk off a large meal in one of the many fine restaurants.

The bus stop that can take you to the main railway station in Cullera is a few minutes away, with a reliable and cheap service (1 euro 35 cents). During our stay we took a short train ride to the resort of Gandia for just a few Euros. A day out in Valencia is also recommended and accessible via Cullera station.

All in all a fantastic holiday with great facilities and cant wait to return.

  • Review Submitted: Sep 22, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks guys, so pleased you enjoyed yourselves during your stay. It sounds as though you took full advantage of all the best bits of Cullera and found the flat to your liking. You can't beat the views and could be on a ship balcony, as the pics show. Anyway, you are more than welcome next year but book up early. This summer was almost fully occupied. Luis and Beth
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Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday apartment in Faro de Cullera, Valencia - Costa del Azahar

Rental Basis:
per property
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event Price
9 Oct 2017 - 17 Dec 2017
5 night minimum stay
for 5 nights
Christmas/New Year
18 Dec 2017 - 1 Jan 2018
5 night minimum stay
for 5 nights
Winter 2018
2 Jan 2018 - 31 Mar 2018
5 night minimum stay
for 5 nights
Spring 2018
1 Apr 2018 - 25 May 2018
5 night minimum stay
for 5 nights
Spring Half Term
26 May 2018 - 3 Jun 2018
5 night minimum stay
for 5 nights
Early Summer
4 Jun 2018 - 20 Jul 2018
5 night minimum stay
for 5 nights
Mid Summer
21 Jul 2018 - 2 Sep 2018
14 night minimum stay
for 14 nights
Late Summer
3 Sep 2018 - 7 Oct 2018
5 night minimum stay
for 5 nights
Autumn 2018
8 Oct 2018 - 16 Dec 2018
5 night minimum stay
for 5 nights
Christmas/New Year 2018
17 Dec 2018 - 2 Jan 2019
5 night minimum stay
for 5 nights
My Standard Rate
5 night minimum stay
for 5 nights

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Refundable Damage Deposit £100

Booking Note. Rental and security deposit, as per schedule

Changeover Day: Any time to suit both parties.

Notes on prices: As per advertised schedule. Do call to discuss any other option which might suit. 07946343864 or 0208 395 4348.

Payment can be made direct to Owners Direct or by bank transfer, by cheque, in sterling or Euro equivalent, by Euros direct to Euro account.

Wifi - The wifi router will have, a minimum of 1Gb per day. I can top up from the UK deducting amount from deposit. Several free wifis in nearby bars etc.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • Cancelled bookings will not receive a refund.
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