Fiesta de San Juan Playa de Gandia

Fiesta de San Juan Playa de Gandia

Fiesta de San Juan on the Beach 23/06/2010 Passeig Marítim Neptú (Platja de Gandia) One more year, Gandia City Council invites you to celebrate the most magical night of the year to the seashore and Batuka pace. Thus, from 2215 h, on the promenade Neptú, two percussion groups encourage those present to participate in the festival and will accompany you to the fire located on the sandy beach. The group will leave from the end […]

Alvarito's Despedida de Soltero

Alvarito's Despedida de Soltero

Early on Friday afternoon the first two cars of the expedition drew up in the car park…..this was the advance party of 2 guys (one being the groom), who were being terribly organised and dropping off the first delivery of drinks (to go in the fridges asap!) as well as the first of the food!  They had driven from their hometown of Cuenca, between Valencia and Madrid, which is famous for its so-called “Hanging Houses”. […]

Belgian Bed and Breakfast

Belgian Bed and Breakfast

Back from Belgium again! This week saw the welcome return of some guests who have spent many holiday and property searching breaks at Villa Florencia……….Murano glass jewellery designer Lut Schops and her partner web designer Herwig Claeys.  They have visited us many times in the past, normally with their daughter.  However, this time Isa was spending time on a school camp, so Herwig and Lut were able to visit us for a more romantic break […]

Javi's Despedida de Soltero

Javi's Despedida de Soltero

11 June 2010 Despedida de Soltero. The Mobile Disco came to the Villa Flo! Usually, the “despedida” party-goers come from far and wide to celebrate the impending wedding of the boy or girl involved.  Part of the purpose of the trip to Gandia and the Villa Flo is the lively nightlife to be enjoyed in Playa de Gandia – usually much better that what is on offer in their hometowns.  So what does a group […]

Bed and Breakfast in June

Bed and Breakfast in June

Past guests return! Monday saw the return of some past guests – or at least one past guest, this time returning with her husband, rather than her daughter who came with her in March 2009.  Now, Deirdre was visiting us with Mick, and it has to be said the weather was a whole lot better for their trip this year, with almost continuous sunshine. On Monday evening we invited some friends round for dinner who […]

Despedida de Soltero - Rafita's End

Despedida de Soltero – Rafita's End

They come by car, by plane, and now by Spanish Train!! This weekend’s house booking was a group of 9 lads from Madrid, celebrating the impending wedding of one of them, and they came to Gandia from Madrid by train – via Valencia, of course.  They arrived at about 10.00 on the Friday evening in a couple of taxis from the station, and wasted no time in settling in to the house and lighting the barbeque […]

A Visit from Fellow Hoteliers

A Visit from Fellow Hoteliers

A Visit from fellow Casa Rural Owners! No sooner had the weekend’s despedida party left on the Sunday, than we received a phone call on the Monday to enquire whether we could accommodate a couple for 2 nights.  We could, so shortly before lunchtime we had the pleasure of welcoming Jean-Philippe and his partner Thomy to our home.  Originally from Switzerland, they were taking a well-earned break from their working lives, in the form of […]

Despedida de Soltero Gandia Casa Rural May 2010

Despedida de Soltero Gandia Casa Rural May 2010

Farewell to May! The last weekend of May was marked at Villa Florencia by a “Despedida” of 12 guys from Madrid.  They arrived by plane at Valencia on Friday night and hired 3 cars for the trip to Gandía, getting here at about midnight – fully armed with take-away pizzas ready for consumption!  The rest of the night, through to the early hours of Saturday morning, was apparently spent in card-playing contests on the terrace!! […]