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

People4
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms1
Space 538 sq. ft.
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 2 nights

Overview

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

Owner
Eugenia
Member since: 2013
Speaks English, Italian
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
22 November, 2017

Why Eugenia chose Realmonte

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.

Location

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
Caltanissetta
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.

Facilities

Accommodation and facilities for this holiday villa in Realmonte in Province of Agrigento

Property Type:
  • villa (detached)
Meals:
  • 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
Theme:
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Hair Dryer
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Towels Provided
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , Bidet
  • Bathroom without window, large mirror, shower, sink, toilet. Hang tablecloths compartment wall Supply of towels.
Bedrooms:
  • 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.
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • Toys
Outside:
  • Terrace
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Attractions:
  • 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
Notes:
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.

Reviews

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Scala dei Turchi - nineteenth century villa apartments in front of the sea
average rating of 4.9 based on 25 reviews
5

A wonderful holiday

  • 5 of 5

Perfect location with direct access onto a beautiful beach with good restaurants a short walk along the beach in both directions which is great if like us you prefer not to drive at night.

The house is charming, comfortable with everything one could possible need.

Eugenia and Maurizio are the most charming hosts.

Added bonus was the perfect weather for our entire stay.

  • Review Submitted: 23-Sep-2017
  • Date of Stay: September 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Jonson and Harriet are delightful guests! We spent pleasant moments together to converse and exchange news. We would love to meet again!
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5

The perfect getaway on the beach of Sicilian seaside town realmonte. The hosts were amazing.

  • 5 of 5

Where should I start. Hosts Eugenia and Maurizio were amazing hosts and we could t have asked for a more perfect stay literally on the beach at realmonte. The beach is only about 70m from the front door and if you ask for the upstairs apartment we stayed up that faces the ocean you can see the ocean lapping at the shore from your bed.

The apartment is so large and has fans that are great to keep you cool in the peak of summer.

The place is also only a short stroll to the famous white walls that is the perfect spot to watt the sun set each night.

If you have a car you can park on the street at the back of the property and if it is peak busy summer here is a local car park not far from the house.

The balcony is also the perfect place to have a few wines at night, and if you feel like doing your own cooking there is a gas stove on site as well as a microwave.

I would 100% recommend this place to anyone. Thanks for your hospitality Eugenia and Maurizio.

  • Review Submitted: 26-Aug-2017
  • Date of Stay: August 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Simone and Dave, delighted guests. We would be happy to meet them again! Thank you to stay in our house. Eugenia and Maurizio
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Minnesota
5

Beautiful, exceptional location and hosts

  • 5 of 5

Thoroughly enjoyed our stay! Beautiful historic home on the beach, 5 minute walk to incredible Turkish Steps. Close to Valley of Temples (via car.) Hosts are gracious and lovely. Loved it, and highly recommend! Would return in a minute.

  • Review Submitted: 12-Jul-2017
  • Date of Stay: June 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Ellen it was a pleasure to meet and host you! We would happy to host you in the future, Eugenia and Maurizio
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4

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: 15-Jun-2017
  • Date of Stay: June 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

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: 11-May-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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5

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: 22-Jun-2014
  • Date of Stay: June 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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Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday villa in Realmonte, Sicily

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
EUR
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Bassa
1 Nov 2017 - 21 Dec 2017
2 night minimum stay
£151
for 2 nights
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£53
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add £9 per night, per additional guest
 
Alta
22 Dec 2017 - 7 Jan 2018
2 night minimum stay
£204
for 2 nights
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£80
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add £18 per night, per additional guest
 
media
8 Jan 2018 - 31 Mar 2018
2 night minimum stay
£151
for 2 nights
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£53
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add £9 per night, per additional guest
 
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1 Apr 2018 - 17 Jun 2018
2 night minimum stay
£186
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£71
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add £13 per night, per additional guest
 
Alta
18 Jun 2018 - 16 Sep 2018
2 night minimum stay
£204
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£80
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add £18 per night, per additional guest
 
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
£195
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£576
 

Additional pricing information

Utenze e pulizia forfait £44.31

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.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.
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