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Can't be more central than this! WiFi included in rates

People4
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms1
Space 753 sq. ft.
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 4 - 20 nights

Overview

About the property

Cozy and comfortable for two, also two plus kids

Our flat features a spacious living-room with a sofa-bed, and a separate bedroom with a very comfortable king size bed. Both these rooms have vaulted ceilings, small balconies and a view over a garden with tall trees. The kitchen is fully equipped. The bathroom has a window. The flat is also endowed with: a washing machine, air conditioning and heaters, a brand new 32 inch LED TV, a land line Internet connection available 24 hours a day also in the WiFi mode, all kitchen tools, a portable fridge for the beach. If you are going to hire a car, it is easy to go in and out of Catania from this location, despite our being a few steps away of the pedestrian area in the historic district. It is also very easy to find a free parking space available in front of our building. Please be aware that this location is special as compared to many others in Sicily, as it is not at all necessary to hire a car: you will not use it to buy food, to visit Catania or to go out at night, all you need is within walking distance and there is a bus hub a few steps off our door with buses to/from the airport and Catania's beaches. From this same bus hub off our door, you also have direct intercity coaches to Siracusa, Noto, Modica, Ragusa, Caltagirone, Enna, Piazza Armerina, Aidone Morgantina, Agrigento, and Palermo. In a ten minutes walk, you reach the station for Taormina, Messina and Mount Etna. Our street is very quiet at night and since Oct 2012 we also have new soundproof windows, so you can definitely isolate yourself from those external noises experienced by some of our guests in the morning and reported in older reviews on here.


Owner
Owner
Member since: 2010
Premier Partner

This partner has demonstrated and is committed to fast response times, the best rates, and a great guest experience.

Speaks English, French, German, Spanish, Italian
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
20 July, 2018

Facilities

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

Property Type:
  • apartment
  • floor 1
Building Type:
  • building
Meals:
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 753 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 15:00
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • Max. adults: 4
  • Min. age of primary renter: 25
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • city centre
  • near the sea
Theme:
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
General:
  • Air Conditioning
  • Basic Soaps
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking On Street
  • Sofa Bed
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
Kitchen:
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom w/shower - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , Bidet
  • The bathroom has a window on the rear of the building. There also is a separate laundry room with the washing machine, also with a window on the rear.
Bedrooms:
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom - 1 Large Double Bed
    Living-room - 1 Sofa bed/Futon , 1 adult / 2 kids
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
Outside:
  • Balcony
  • Deck Chairs
  • Beach Towels
  • Small Cooler
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Attractions:
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • duty free shops
  • library
  • live theatre
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • volcano
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • Disco club
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • hiking
  • sailing
  • diving
  • snorkelling
  • surf fishing
  • swimming
Notes:
Sorry this is strictly non smoking, but if you smoke there are two balconies where you can do that, one per room.

Reviews

Excellent! 4.6/5 -
(48 traveller reviews)

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Can't be more central than this! WiFi included in rates
average rating of 4.6458335 based on 48 reviews
5

A very beautiful apartment

  • 5 of 5

Right in the centre of Catania, 2mn from Via Etnae, the main shopping street,

this apartment is a real jewel, a real home from home, with a palatial feeling,

don’t forget you are in one of the most beautiful baroque city ever built! You have everything but really everything you need, The whole place is really nicely decorated and in a very quiet area, even at night, facing a small public square, just near the main bus station. There are lots of small shops around open late, and bars and restaurants and a handy supermarket in Corso Sicilia, Simply Market, off Via Etnae, near piazza stesicoro.

All in all, a wonderful week, with visits to Taormina, Siracusa and Mount Etna.

I wish this was my place, really and I would recommend it to everyone. Thanks to Ricardo and Luca.

  • Review Submitted: 19-Jun-2018
  • Date of Stay: June 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Francis, we have appreciated you as a guest and our home IS your home, be back whenever soon! We specially thank you for highlighting that not just historic Catania, but many other interesting places are easily accessible by public transportation directly from our building door!
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4

Great location

  • 4 of 5

Whilst there were a couple of slight negatives, our overall impression of this Catania apartment was positive. The location was excellent, with easy access to the historical centre (2 minutes!) and seconds from the wonderful market right by the apartment. Around the corner is a very good bakery, mini market just up the road with a terrific place making fresh pizza from 7pm & other great Sicilian hot snacks including arancini opposite. The enoteca sells draught wine in plastic bottles, from the barrel at around a euro a litre!

The area felt very safe & was well lit at night, with people passing by & through the park opposite at all times. The bus station is at the end of the street too, for trips out.

Wifi at the apartment was good, there was all you needed for a week's stay such as ours with fridge/freezer, gas burners, washing machine,TV etc. Luca responds very quickly to messages on WhatsApp or text. The apartment is spacious, with high ceilings and was cool at night (May)

All in all, we would definitely recommend this apartment, especially for a couple.

  • Review Submitted: 27-May-2018
  • Date of Stay: May 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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4

Fantastic position for exploring the area.

  • 4 of 5

We were met by Laura who was lovely and saw that we had everything we needed. The flat is by a small park and a stones throw away from the daily market. We bought fresh fruit and vegetables every day (very cheap) and fresh fish and meat. There is a lovely bakery just around the corner. You can walk to the main piazza in a minute. The flat has plenty of room with plenty of storage for clothing and a well equipped kitchen. The two balconies are small but overlook the park and are perfect for watching the daily coming and going. Being so central you do have some noise and if you shut the windows it will cut out a lot but not all of it. We come from a very quiet area but it didn’t put us off. Being so close to the market you might worry about the street on arrival as there is graffiti and broken glass. Don’t let this put you off. The area felt very safe.

The buses stop close by and we caught a bus from here to visit Siracusa. There is another bus depot by the station (15/20 mins walk) which goes to other places. Taormina is well worth a visit.

We had a wonderful week and would definitely recommend Luca’s flat if you want a convenient central location. We would definitely stay here again.

  • Review Submitted: 29-Apr-2018
  • Date of Stay: April 2018
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your useful feedback! Unfortunately markets are not always the cleanest and better looking part of towns, not in the Mediterranean at least. I can guarantee that this is definitely not the dirtiest area downtown Catania, or the ugliest looking, or the noisiest: there is barely any traffic from 1 pm on, and there are no night bars.
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5

Excellent Location & Service, Clean, Everything You Need in the apartment is there

  • 5 of 5

First, Luca, the manager of the apartment is very kind, polite and speaks excellent English. A big plus. The apartment is located 1 street from the Catania City and Intercity bus stop with easy access to and from the airport on the 'Alibus.' Also, its 1 street from the huge and fantastic outdoor market. So, the location is excellent. The apartment overlooks a park on a quiet street with a partial view of the Cathedral Duomo only because of tall pine trees, from two balconies . The apartment is very clean, excellent Wi-fi connection, a fully equipped kitchen, a large living area with a desk for your computer. The bedroom is large, quiet from street traffic noise and enough space to hang your clothes. There's a laundry room with a washing machine and a clothes rack. We enjoyed 25-days in the apartment. We'll recommend it to all of our American friends, who want to visit Catania.

  • Review Submitted: 15-Mar-2018
  • Date of Stay: February 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Michael and Gina for your wondeful review, we can only add that from the apartment both coastal areas in Catania are within easy reach by public transportation, located south and north of the Port of Catania, and the Port of Catania itself is open to the public and you can get there in a 5 minutes walk to enjoy a stroll by the sea and stunning views of Mount Etna! I am confident that you can also appreciate these feature another time, maybe in a warmer period?
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4

apartment was very neat and the location was excellent to downtown catania

  • 4 of 5

Lucca was of a great help with directions and info

Very close to the great fish market and walking distance to all the sites

Walkinmg distance to train and buses station so very handy. Locvation is excellent

  • Review Submitted: 22-Jan-2018
  • Date of Stay: January 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Dan, I'm always keen on giving tips to our guests! I hope we'll meet again next year.
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5

Apartment has everything you need and owner very helpful.

  • 5 of 5

Great location, no need for a car as everything in walking distance. Apartment very large for one bedroom with good wifi signal. A little noisey at night but this improves when windows/doors are closed. Owner very helpful and lots of useful information given.

  • Review Submitted: 27-Sep-2017
  • Date of Stay: September 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for highlighting some of the key features of our flat! About the noise at night, I'm afraid you were here when a sort of vintage market was being held on the other side of the gardens: it happens like once every two months, with music and food and drinking stands. Otherwise, I can't think of any other source of night noise, apart from the occasional Saturday night drunkies walking by: we're one of the few streets downtown Catania totally rid of bars! I'm surprised that you didn't notice any noise in the morning, instead: that's when there is some noise, since many people try to park in our street to reach the fish market just around the corner. That may annoy a late morning sleeper.
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Location

Nearest Airport
8 Kilometres
Catania CTA
Nearest Barpub
200 Metres
Lots!
Nearest Ferry
1 Kilometres
Port of Catania
Nearest Golf
50 Kilometres
Il Picciolo (Castiglione di Sicilia)
Nearest Train
2 Kilometres
Catania Centrale
Nearest Motorway
7 Kilometres
Asse Servizi Porto Aeroporto
Nearest Restaurant
200 Metres
Lots and all sorts. Definitely try a fish one!
Nearest Ski
30 Kilometres
Etna Sud Rifugio Sapienza (Nicolosi)
Nearest Beach
2 Kilometres
Catania's 'La Playa' sandy beach
Car: not necessary

A few steps away of the Cathedral and of Catania's colourful open-air market. Dozens of bars, pubs, restaurants within walking distance. A bus hub just around the corner allows you to reach the airport, Catania's beaches and all other towns in the east of Sicily by public transportation. Car not necessary!

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Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday apartment in Catania, 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
 
Last
18 Jul 2018 - 5 Aug 2018
5 night minimum stay
£179
for 5 nights
From
£30
 
Notes: Rates are based on 1 guests; add £4 per night, per additional guest
 
August 2018
20 Aug 2018 - 28 Aug 2018
5 night minimum stay
£251
for 5 nights
From
£45
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add £9 per night, per additional guest
 
Last
24 Sep 2018 - 30 Sep 2018
4 night minimum stay
£170
for 4 nights
From
£36
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add £9 per night, per additional guest
 
Reduced x 2
15 Oct 2018 - 3 Nov 2018
5 night minimum stay
£179
for 5 nights
From
£30
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add £9 per night, per additional guest
 
Winter special rates -50%
4 Nov 2018 - 31 Mar 2019
20 night minimum stay
£474
for 20 nights
From
£22
£761
 
 
2019 early booking -20%
1 Apr 2019 - 5 Jul 2019
7 night minimum stay
£277
for 7 nights
From
£36
 
 
My Standard Rate
7 night minimum stay
£340
for 7 nights
From
£45
£1,074
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add £9 per night, per additional guest

Additional pricing information

Final Cleaning £17.89
Bed linen bath towels £8.95
Refundable Damage Deposit £178.94

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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