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Scala dei Turchi - nineteenth century villa apartments in front of the sea

Bedrooms 1
Space 538 sq. ft.
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 1 - 2 nights


About the property

Villa close to the beach, independent units with sea view

Casa Ciotta overlooks the beach of Punta Grande , a town surrounded by cliffs of white marl and tuff which is just a few steps from the Scala Dei Turchi .

Each portion of the villa with sea views offers 2 to 4 beds and include : bedroom, living room with kitchen , sofa double bed , bathroom and private terrace .

The house was renovate and furnished in every detail respecting its original style. The furniture is of Sicilian 800 and belong to furnishing Historic Home . The wood and terracotta craft , built-in kitchen floors covered with old majolica tiles , the bathroom is elegant and equipped with a shower .

Casa Ciotta was born in 1887 as a summer residence of our family and is the first kind in the Gulf of Punta Grande. It has a splendid sea view and direct access to the beach and the surrounding Mediterranean greenery .

More Details

Member since: 2013
Speaks English, Italian
Response time:
Within 2 days
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
16 July, 2017

Why Eugenia chose Agrigento Province

Our house was built in 1887 by Francis Ciotti, our great-grandfather. Since then it has always been inhabited for summer vacations from four generations that have followed

Our house has been inhabited various guests over the decades but it was also closed during the two great wars of the '900.

Calogero's grandfather, was consular representative for Sweden and Norway.

Had important relationships with foreign countries was an educated man and a fine pianist. On several occasions it distinguished guests enjoyed the moonlight with a glass of wine cheered by the sound of a grand piano still present on the upper floor.

We really like to have contact with the people and this activity allows us to make good friends.

We want to keep us in line with the tradition and share with others the pleasure of enjoying our sea.

What makes this villa unique

The location of the house is privileged: right on the water and on the beach. It makes you feel at hand sea even if you stay on the terrace. Summer evenings with starry sky you enjoy particularly.

The house is old and full of history. This makes you immediately as soon as you cross the threshold.

The fact that it always belonged to our family makes it special because it gives a very clear identity.

Our family is very attentive to the needs of guests who can express their wishes without fear of causing trouble. It always happens that we entertain pleasant to drink good wine or a snack together.

The area is also very rich in cultural attractions.

The Valley of Temples is known to everyone, but you can not forget that where born Pirandello and Camilleri whose writings are inspired by typical human characteristics of the place. unique characteristics in terms of sympathy, intelligence and life philosophy.


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday villa in Realmonte in Realmonte

Property Type:
  • villa (detached)
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 538 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 14:00
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • Max. adults: 2
  • Min. age of primary renter: 26
  • Children welcome ...
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed ...
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • beach
  • waterfront
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Hair Dryer
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Towels Provided
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , Bidet
  • Bathroom without window, large mirror, shower, sink, toilet. Hang tablecloths compartment wall Supply of towels.
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 4
  • - 1 Double Bed
    - 1 Sofa bed/Futon
  • Ability to use 1 cot and / or 1 single bed Supply of bed linen. Supply blankets and stoves for rentals in cold periods.
  • Books
  • Toys
  • Terrace
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • library
  • live theatre
  • marina
  • museums
  • recreation centre
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • theme parks
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • fishing
  • jet skiing
  • sailing
  • diving
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
The owners lend themselves to give guests assistance to be accompanied or directed to places of tourist and cultural interest. Paid parking at 20 mt from the house.


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Scala dei Turchi - nineteenth century villa apartments in front of the sea
average rating of 4.9375 based on 21 reviews
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Spotless, beautiful location

  • 4 of 5

Newly renovated and spotless. Charming hostess - very welcoming. Beautiful beach right out the door. Our suite (the newly renovated one) does not have an ocean view, but from the patio (with a lovely table and umbrella) there is a perfect view.

  • Review Submitted: Jun 15, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Wonderful home on the beach

  • 5 of 5

Eugenia and Gabriella are such warm and gracious hostesses. The property and rooms are beautiful right on the beach. All you hear is the ocean and birds. I would definitely recommend this place if you want to unplug and unwind. Thanks again Eugenia and Gabriella for such a lovely stay and the pastries you gave us when we were leaving were delicious!

  • Review Submitted: May 11, 2017
  • Date of Stay: May 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Carol we were happy to host you and enjoy your company. You are the ideal guests to spend plesant hours in friendship. Come again if you go back in Scala dei Turchi. Casa Ciotta
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great place, lovely owners!

  • 5 of 5

Staying in this 19th century villa was the best part of our holiday in Sicily. The house has its specific, historical charm, it is just 20 meters from the beach, you sleep excellent and hear the sea waves in the vicinity. But what is more important are the owners, Eugenia and Mauricius, and Gabi, who will make you feel at home. Always helpfulful, but never intrusive, provdiing the best tips and often small surprises as a piece of fruit or a nice glass of wine. We enjoyed our stay fully!

  • Review Submitted: Jun 22, 2014
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: We entered immediately in tune with Harald and Tanja for their sympathy and richness of their conversation, they are ideal guests for us because interested in our culture and eager to learn new things. We loved Them and we hope to meet them again. Eugenia, Maurizio,Gabriella
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Perfect place for beach holiday in Sicily

  • 5 of 5

We stayed for a week in the comfortable small apartement with a nice bedroom (kingsize bed), a perfectly equipped kitchen (gas), ensuite bathroom and private patio where we had breakfast in the sun. The apartement and the linen were clean, hot water for showers always worked (boiler).

The clean sandy beach is literally just 20sec away and has a beach bar, also the Scala Dei Turci (white-washed cliffs) could be reached in walking distance (10min). The car can be parked just off the house.

Our hosts Maurizio, Eugenia and Marco were overwhelmingly friendly and helpful with anything, it was a real pleasure meeting them.

We had a very very pleasant time and would recommend this apartement to any couple who want to enjoy a lovely holiday.

Nadine and Sven from Germany

  • Review Submitted: Sep 30, 2013
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are very happy to have guests like Nadine and Sven, very friendly and able to interpret perfectly the lifestyle of the place! They are also lovers of good food and very good at cooking. You will certainly be our point of reference for a holiday in Berlin! Thank you Casa Ciotta
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Great place to enjoy the beach/es and temples

  • 5 of 5

We had a great time and enjoyed the hospitality of Eugenia and Maurizio very much.

The place is great, clean, quiet and good equipped.

There is a nice beach in front of the house and actually one could just be at the sandy beach or hang out on the two patios around the house the whole time and relax.

The villa with a great history is also a good hub to make trips to the temples and museums in Agrigento or the other beautiful beaches some minutes away by car.

And it is just around the corner of Scala dei Turci, there you can enjoy a nice sunset every evening.

Hannah and Adrian

  • Review Submitted: Jun 3, 2013
  • Date of Stay: May 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: We had the pleasure of meeting Hannah and Adrian and we would be happy to see them again in the future. eugenia and maurizio
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Alles perfekt

  • 5 of 5

Haus mit sehr viel Charme. Die Besitzer sind sehr liebenswert und die Nähe zum Strand ist top. Eine top Location

  • Review Submitted: Jul 6, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2017
  • Source: Fewo Direkt, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
150 Kilometres
Areporto di Palermo Falcone-Borsellino
Nearest Barpub
50 Metres
Lido su spiaggia
Nearest Ferry
4.7 Kilometres
Molo di Porto Empedocle
Nearest Golf
42.8 Kilometres
Ribera - Torre Verdura
Nearest Train
12.4 Kilometres
Stazione Centrale di Agrigento
Nearest Motorway
70 Kilometres
Nearest Restaurant
50 Metres
Lidi su spiaggia
Nearest Beach
50 Metres
Lido di Puntagrande
Car: necessary

The splendid setting of the Scala dei Turchi frames Puntagrande Beach, which our house overlooks. Only a few steps down the driveway and you are on the beach. There is also a bathing establishment very close by (50 meters,) with a restaurant-bar and musical entertainment on Sunday afternoons. The sea is particularly suitable for families because it is shallow and sandy and lends itself to the amusement of children. Lovers of rock are just a few meters' walk from coves and cliffs of particular beauty, in particular, the Scala dei Turchi, a brilliantly white cliff that rises above the sea, in the shape of a natural staircase between two sandy beaches. Its name derives from past raids of Saracen pirates, who found shelter there. At 500 meters (walking along the shore to the east) are the remains of a Roman Villa. In the small adjacent establishment, you can practice spinning, zumba, beach volleyball and water aerobics. In just a few minutes by car, you can reach the town of Porto Empedocle, to which in 2003 was added the name Vigata, the imaginary place where Inspector Montalbano, the protagonist of Camilleri's novels, lives. Lucky tourists may meet the famous writer in the streets of his home town. Continuing towards Agrigento, you will find Caos, the birthplace of the great Pirandello. A few more kilometers and you will be immersed in the Valley of the Temples, a thrilling excursion into history and the origins of Western culture.


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday villa in Realmonte, Sicily

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
17 Jul 2017 - 10 Sep 2017
1 night minimum stay
for 1 night
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add £18 per night, per additional guest
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights

Additional pricing information

Utenze e pulizia forfait £44.69

Le tariffe di affitto e di spese aggiuntive si intendono per unità abitativa a settimana,massimo 4 persone a unità.Acconto del 50% alla conferma. Saldo all'arrivo.
Per il cambio di biancheria spesa aggiuntiva di euro 7 per le lenzuola e di euro 5 a persona per set da bagno. I bambini/ragazzi al di sotto dei 13 anni non pagano. Gli affitti mensili verranno concordati col proprietario

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.
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