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Ortigia, charming residence overlooking the sea

People3
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms1
Space 1,291 sq. ft.
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 3 nights

Overview

About the property

A quiet charming residence with views of Ortigia and the sea.

The apartment is on the top floor of an old building dating back to the fourteenth century; is located in a central but quiet street of Ortigia.

Access to the house is a large entrance pool and a staircase, (there is no elevator as in almost all the buildings of Ortigia), we arrive at the apartment.

The view from the living is definitely sensational like the prow of a ship embrace the church of San Francesco di Paola and the sea which is just 100 meters from the house.

The apartment consists of a large living room (70 square meters) with high vaulted ceilings, three balconies and a large window in brass and glass that frames the ancient opening in limestone.

In the living room there are chairs and comfortable sofas one of which if necessary can be transformed into a single bed. At the center of the living room is the kitchen equipped with all accessories (fridge, kettle, toaster, blender, mixer, stove, oven semi professional as well as a small additional oven). By living through the wide entrance to the apartment you reach the sleeping area with bedroom connected to a dressing room; if necessary and if you request it is possible to exploit it as an additional bedroom, on this occasion we will insert a comfortable single bed. The bathroom, disengaged, is equipped with a large shower covered with small mosaic tiles in enamel which together with Moroccan stucco walls and sink in place give the whole a character Sicilian-Eastern. The bathroom has a hair dryer at your disposal you will find all of the most common products for your hygiene. Outside a small area equipped with Mediterranean plants, a table and two chairs can be used for breakfast or to get some fresh air in the evening.

Other amenities included in the price and have wi-fi, SKY subscription with surround sound and of course all the costs of gas, electricity, water. It will be like being on holiday at home !!!

The apartment is the result of a careful restructuring aimed at the recovery of the historical elements existing and new functions in a contemporary of the old residence. The decor consists of antiques, modern and contemporary mixed create a refined and yet informal time.

The apartment can accommodate up to 3 people, as it features: a double bed in the main bedroom, a single bed in the next room.

You will have access to the entire apartment and you will be greeted at check-in to collect keys directly from us; on this occasion we will be at your disposal for any information or advice on the most interesting places to see or premises to attend according to your needs and budget.

The change of sheets and towels takes place once a week, at your request, you can take advantage of additional foreign exchange for a small fee of € 5,00 per person.

At your request, you get a daily maid who will clean the house (The service fee will be required at least one week before arrival).

In St. Joseph, just 40 meters from the apartment, you can enjoy convenient covered parking, or park at the Parking 'Thales' or the 'Marina' which are located not far from here.

During your stay we will always be on hand to intervene in case of any need or to advise you on what to do and see. Just make only one call!

Ortigia is the historical center of the city of Syracuse and is Unesco World Heritage Site. Home to most of the wealth of the city: the beautiful Piazza del Duomo with its Cathedral / Temple of Athena, the Temple of Apollo, Castello Maniace silhouetted sea, the legendary Fountain of Arethusa, the Bellomo museum, its many churches, picturesque streets full of medieval and baroque, the typical market, the Jewish baths, the underground routes.

Ortigia is the ideal place to spend a dream holiday in the south east of Sicily. In particular, our apartment is located in the heart of Ortigia, including the Giudecca and the Duomo, the area is one of the most beautiful and sought Ortigia. The apartment is located in a street well lit and very safe during the day and at night, close to the bars and restaurants of the most beautiful and interesting Ortigia for a visitor who does not like the confusion and mass tourism hit and run. Staying here is like being at home, surrounded by the tranquility and good taste. Everything is very close and you will have the opportunity to enjoy the beauty and the particularity of living in Ortigia. In the district, within 150 m there are shops, pizzerias, restaurants, bars, bakeries, pharmacies and any other activity that might be useful.

Ortigia and Syracuse are the heart of the Southeast District of Sicily; This will allow you to reach in a day the most beautiful beaches in the southeast and the most interesting sites of the Baroque UNESCO: Noto, Modica, Ragusa, Scicli or the marine nature reserve of Vendicari or the Cava Grande river; the evening back home you can enjoy the tranquility and beauty that reserve our house before taking a dip in the lovely Ortigia night.

More Details

Owner
Giusy Genovesi
Member since: 2014
Speaks English, Italian
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
1 July, 2017

Facilities

Accommodation and facilities for this holiday apartment in Syracuse in Province of Syracuse

Property Type:
  • apartment
  • floor 2
Building Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 1291 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 3
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
Location Type:
  • beach
  • city centre
  • near the sea
  • town
Theme:
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Air Conditioning
  • Garage
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • - Toilet , Bath with Shower , Bidet
Bedrooms:
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 3
  • - 1 Double Bed
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Music Library
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
Outside:
  • Balcony
  • Bicycles
  • Veranda
  • Ski & Snowboard
Suitability:
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Attractions:
  • caves
  • churches
  • live theatre
  • marina
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • volcano
  • water parks
  • waterfalls
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • Disco club
  • eco tourism
  • horse riding
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • mountain biking
  • mountaineering
  • paragliding
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • diving
  • ski pass optional
  • ski
  • snorkelling
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing

Reviews

Excellent! 4.7/5 -
(7 traveller reviews)

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Ortigia, charming residence overlooking the sea
average rating of 4.714286 based on 7 reviews
5

Outstanding home!

  • 5 of 5

We loved our four nights in Giusy's spacious apartment. This is a special place. The furnishings are very high quality and the decorations quite sophisticated. A welcome change from many vacation rentals. We particularly liked the brown marble flooring which we had never seen previously and adds to the the brightness of the room. Also unique are the many tall french doors and windows that open to provide a nice breeze throughout the apartment. We instantly felt right at home and would like to have been able to stay much, much longer.

Guisy was very helpful in her welcome and provided many tips and an annotated map showing the location of recommended restaurants and activities.

  • Review Submitted: Jun 17, 2016
  • Date of Stay: May 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

Fantastic apartment in middle of Ortigia

  • 5 of 5

We stayed in this apartment for 1 week at the end of September. The owner was very helpful and met us when we arrived and took us to the apartment. She was able to give us a lot of information and was easy to contact should there be a problem.The apartment was beautiful and reflected the owners good taste There was much to do in Syracuse and Ortigia by way of ancient ruins and relics. Also plenty of good restaurants and cafes nearby.The Duomo square was very impressive and only 100 yards from the apartment.

The only negative to the apartment was the 55 steps to reach it and the only downside to Ortigia is the parking; realistically the only parking available is in Talete at €24 per day.

We would certainly recommend this apartment to anyone and would love to return.

  • Review Submitted: Oct 6, 2014
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

Fantastic apartment in the centre of Ortigia! Mary

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I stayed in this fabulous apartment for 2 weeks this August and had a fantastic time. Light, bright and contemporary with heaps of space this was the perfect 'home away from home'! The owners had paid great attention to detail and were very easy to contact and always available. We appreciated how quickly they returned our messages/emails and that they met us on arrival, offering many helpful suggestions about living in Ortigia. The apartment is right in the centre of the island so everything is within easy walking distance, great when you're carrying bottles of their fabulous wine and have just been to the superb food market down by the water! We look forward to returning to Ortigia and staying in this apartment again. Mary

  • Review Submitted: Sep 29, 2014
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Fantastisch bis ins Detail

  • 5 of 5

Sehr große Wohnung, wunderbar eingerichtet mit mehreren kleinen gemütlichen Wohninseln im großen Bereich, so daß auch ein Rückzug möglich ist; sehr gut ausgestattete Küchenzeile, in der wirklich gekocht werden kann; kurzer Weg zur Badestelle und zu etlichen guten Lokalen und Eisdielen

Suchtgefahr! Wir haben die Wohnung zum Schwimmen und Eis essen nur kurz verlassen und uns jeden Tag aufs Neue gefreut, hier zu sein.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 9, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2016
  • Source: Fewo Direkt, from HomeAway
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A perfect base for a sojourn in Ortiigia

  • 3 of 5

This is a beautifully and lovingly restored apartment, decorated with fine taste and with every amenity you could possibly need for a holiday in charming Ortigia. Its central location makes it a perfect base for exploring Ortigia, Syracusa and beyond.

We received a very warm welcome from Giusy, who was extremely attentive and helpful throughout our stay and had many suggestions for dining and sightseeing. Her passion for the apartment and Ortigia was infectious and added to our overall experience.

We found the description and photos of the apartment exactly matched what is described on the website; the view towards the harbour, looking across tiled rooftops and down fascinating small cobblestoned lanes is delightful. The decor, fittings, kitchen, crockery etc are of high quality and there were lots of thoughtful small items in the kitchen and bathroom which added to the overall impression of a generous Sicilian welcome.

We highly recommend this apartment.

Margaret and Peter Woods

Melbourne, Australia

  • Review Submitted: Oct 15, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Apr 2015
  • Source: Homelidays, from HomeAway
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5

Vacanza Ortigia Meravigliosa

  • 5 of 5

Siamo stati in questo appartamento dal 5 al 17 Agosto 2015.

La vacanza è sempre un bel momento, ancora di più se trovi la sistemazione giusta!!

La casa e' come nelle foto, accogliente funzionale e molto comoda. In pieno centro dietro il Duomo!!

La padrona di casa , Giusy, è stata molto gentile nell'accoglierci e indicarci tutti quello che propone Ortigia , Ristoranti, spiaggie etc...

Una casa che riprenderei sicuramente.

Andrea

  • Review Submitted: Sep 2, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2015
  • Source: Homelidays, from HomeAway
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Location

Nearest Airport
63 Kilometres
Catania
Nearest Barpub
50 Metres
Tinkite
Nearest Ferry
164 Kilometres
Messina
Nearest Golf
15 Kilometres
I Monasteri Golf Resort
Nearest Train
3 Kilometres
Siracusa
Nearest Motorway
8 Kilometres
Catania-Gela
Nearest Restaurant
50 Metres
Oinos
Nearest Ski
100 Kilometres
Etna
Nearest Beach
100 Metres
Ortigia
Car: not necessary

Ortigia is the ideal place to spend a dream holiday in the south-east of Sicily: this will allow you to reach in a day the most beautiful beaches in the southeast and the most interesting sites of the Baroque UNESCO: Noto, Modica, Ragusa, Scicli or the marine nature reserve of Vendicari or the river of Cava Grande.

In particular, our apartment is located in the heart of Ortigia, including the Giudecca and the Duomo, the area is one of the most beautiful and sought Ortigia. The apartment is located in a street well lit and very safe during the day and at night, close to the bars and restaurants of the most beautiful and interesting Ortigia for a visitor who does not like the confusion and mass tourism hit and run. Staying here is like being at home, surrounded by the tranquility and good taste. Everything is very close and you will have the opportunity to enjoy the beauty and the particularity of living in Ortigia. In the district, within 150 m there are shops, pizzerias, restaurants, bars, bakeries, pharmacies and any other activity that might be useful.

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Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday apartment in Syracuse, Sicily

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
EUR
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
 
Agosto-Settembre
1 Aug 2017 - 30 Sep 2017
3 night minimum stay
£374
for 3 nights
From
£109
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add £18 per night, per additional guest
 
Ottobre-Novembre
1 Oct 2017 - 31 Oct 2017
3 night minimum stay
£346
for 3 nights
From
£100
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add £18 per night, per additional guest
 
Nightly Rate
1 Nov 2017 - 31 Mar 2018
3 night minimum stay
£346
for 3 nights
From
£100
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add £18 per night, per additional guest
 
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
£264
for 3 nights
From
£73
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add £18 per night, per additional guest

Additional pricing information

Cleaning Fee £45.56
Additional Guest Fee £18.22 per person per night
Damage Deposit £227.78

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