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  • Perfect location to explore Sicily
    5 of 5

    I can only reiterate what the other reviewers have said. ROOMS: The apartment is clean and spacious enough for a family of 4 or 5 and has all the facilities you would expect. Beds are comfy, bathroom is roomy with two mirrors/sinks, a toilet, shower and bidet. The main bedroom has a large bed and the second bedroom has 2 singles and a cot. The air conditioning is a godsend as it was soooo hot outside and yet inside really cool. The terrace is great for basking in the sun with an umbrella, table and chairs, recliners etc. Also good for drying off towels etc. You can see the bay from the terrace, although the autostrada is inbetween (you dont notice any noise). We were there for the Ferroagosto celebrations which were taking place on beaches all around the bay at midnight, so we had a great view of all the fireworks. PRIVACY: Although it is above the owner's accommodation, there is absolute privacy and you would not know they were there. But Manuela (who speaks good English) and her family below are very friendly and helpful, as is her brother Francesco who handles the rental. They have a lovely old dog Ariel who is so friendly and strokable. SECURITY: The property is very secure as you have to go through two sets of motorised gates to get in. I had no worries about leaving valuables in the apartment - we didnt even lock it when we went out most days. LOCATION: The good sandy beach is a very short drive or 15min walk away. Its €1/hr to park or €4 a day. Its a safe beach for kids as its shallow but with lots of waves. Most of the beach is taken up with private lidos where you pay for entry but luckily the apartment rental includes a free umbrella/two recliners. Sadly, we didnt take advantage of this but recommend you do as the public strip of beach is a bit small and scruffy. LOCAL SHOPS: Didnt visit Capaci town other than to go to the nearby ice cream shop 'Al Buon Gelato' (15min walk). There's a good mid-range restaurant 'Torre Alta' a few minutes walk up the road which does good pasta/pizza - ideal if you arrive in the evening like we did. The shopping centre/mall including the food supermarket is at Carini about 10min drive. Palermo is about 20min. The airport about 20min in the other direction. RECOMMENDED VISITS Erice (mountain-top village with great views) Scopello (pretty little town - try the La Trattoria restaurant) Segesta (temple and ampitheatre ruins) Castellamare del Golfo (seaside village - try the Elite restaurant)

    Stayed: Aug 2018
  • Très agréable séjour
    4 of 5

    Jardin magnifique et chalet confortable et très propre. Lieu sécurisant malgré des alentours un peu hostiles au premier abord. Hôtes très accueillants et de bon conseil. Nous avons apprécié la compagnie discrète de cette famille avec qui nous aurions aimé discuter plus que ce que nos connaissances linguistiques nous ont permis de faire! Point de départ idéal d'un grand nombre de sites siciliens magnifiques. De plus, l'accès à la piscine et à la plage de l'hôtel (environ 2km) est un véritable atout!

    Stayed: Jul 2014