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Maria Mondello

Member since: 2008
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Speaks English, Spanish, Italian

IDEAL LOCATION! GOOD PRICE! GREAT for FAMILIES! SEE REVIEWS OF OUR DEAR GUESTS! - CONTE RUGGERO with COURTYARD

30 Reviews
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Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms2
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 3 nights

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Overview

Photos and Description of this 2 bedroom holiday apartment in Mascali - HOMES to stay to see CATANIA

C. RUGGERO OVERLOOKING THE TOWN, C. RUGGERO w TERRACES, C. RUGGERO w COURTYARD

HOMES TO STAY TO SEE CATANIA are three self-catering apartments:

CONTE RUGGERO OVERLOOKING THE TOWN (second floor) is the newest among the three apartments.CONTE RUGGERO with TERRACES (first floor) & CONTE RUGGERO with COURTYARD (ground floor), all within the same building. This historic Art Nouveau building was constructed way back in 1938 but is now completely renovated. It is a sturdy structure with thick walls. All three apartments are just as spacious and comfortable as the other, all three complete with modern facilities. There is also a large private carpark. We live closeby ready to offer any assistance, above all to assure you a pleasant Sicilian holiday. All these and many more at a good price.

The location is ideal for many reasons. These apartments are only about a kilometer to the nearest beach 'FONDACHELLO'. Bakeries (panifici), pastry shops (pasticcerie), ice cream parlors (gelaterie), snack bars (tavola calda), supermarkets (supermercati), banks (le banche), the post office (ufficio postale), the church (la chiesa), pharmacies (le farmacie), the playground (il parco da gioco) and the town square (la piazza) are all within walking distance.. Mascali is surrounded by many known tourist spots like Mt. Etna, Taormina, the castle of Calatabiano, il Castello degli Schiavi, the gorge of Alcantara, the baroque cities of Acireale, Catania and Siracusa, just to mention a few. This is the perfect base for families, couples or groups visiting Catania, the eastern side of the Sicily, known also as the greener side of the island. Thanks to Mt Etna, fruit trees and orchards are abundant in this fertile land. Lemon and orange plantations and vineyards cover the hillslide down the volcanic slopes.

Don't miss more nearby attractions like: GIARRE, a nearby town ideal for a shopping spree down Corso Italia and along via Callipoli; CONFORAMA, a commercial center on SS114; other malls of Catania are PORTE di CATANIA, ETNAPOLIS, and CENTRO SICILIA. A great way of visitng the surrounding towns around ETNA would be to take a ride on the FERROVIA CIRCUMETNEA (the 'Railway around the Etna'); RIPOSTO, known for its fresh fish market; go and see the PORTO dell'ETNA where one can go on a boat ride or simply watch the harbor from the panoramic restaurant while enjoying one's delicious Sicilian meal, this is also a great place to try the famous Sicilian sherbet 'granita' for breakfast; visit GURNA, an extraordinary Natural Reserve within the territory of MASCALI and FIUMEFREDDO; the vineyards of SANTA VENERINA, SANT'ALFIO, MILO, LINGUAGLOSSA, excellent wine producing towns; within less than 30 minutes of pleasant driving is IL PICCIOLO, a 18 hole golf course; farther up on ETNA's northern side; a must is PIANA PROVENZANA, from where one can join a S.T.A.R. excursion on a jeep up till the crater. Here you will also find a skiing resort. As for night life, TAORMINA, CASTELMOLA, GIARDINI-NAXOS, ACIREALE and CATANIA are all excellent for fine dining,pubs, bars, night clubs and discotheques. You name it, we've got it.

You may call us anytime.

+39 3484499002 WHATSAPP / VIBER

+39 3479019433

mcr-mondello@live.it

More Details

Details for holiday apartment CONTE RUGGERO with COURTYARD, 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8, 2 Bathrooms

CONTE RUGGERO with COURTYARD is a TWO BEDROOM apartment.

These two bedrooms are the BLUE BEDROOM and the YELLOWORANGE BEDROOM. The BLUE BEDROOM with bathroom ensuite has a window facing the courtyard. This bedroom is furnished with a double bed, twin beds, a closet, a chest of drawers, an LCD TV and an air-conditioner. The YELLOWORANGE BEDROOM has a window facing the street. In this bedroom you have a double bed, twin beds, two closets, a small desk, an LCD TV and an air-conditioner. The other bathroom is just across these bedrooms, that is, a few steps through the kitchen/dining room. In the large, fully-equipped kitchen there is a cupboard with sets of glasses, plates, cutlery, pots and pans There is a wide sink, a cooking range in stainless steel and a washing machine. Have hearty meals alfresco or simply laze around in the courtyard. Enjoy the summer breeze under a century old Araucaria tree, a camelia tree, and palm trees.

Suitability:
  • children welcome
Maria Mondello (Owner)
Member since: 2008
Call Owner
Speaks English, Spanish, Italian

About Maria Mondello

I was born in New York, grew up in Manila, studied in Madrid and Perugia and finally settled down here in Mascali, my husband's hometown. Agostino (a retired middle school professor) and I have been living here since we were married in 1969. Our three adult kids live not too far away from us so we often get together along with our three grandkids. Ever since I can recall we have always hosted family and friends from abroad. These were all rewarding years which always bring back pleasant memories. Today, we get even more satisfaction offering our apartments to guests in search of a home away from home. Since we ourselves love traveling we know what it means to be guests in another land. I love Sicily and I know you too will just fall in love with 'our enchanting island in the sun' and even more, the warm-hearted Sicilians. 'A presto!' ( See you soon!)

For more information, call

Maria +393484499002 VIBER or WHATSAPP

or

Agostino +393479019433

Maria Mondello purchased this apartment in 1996

Guestbook comments from the owner

We had a wonderful time in Sicily and staying at your home and being in Mascali enriched our experience.

Thank you again for your hospitality and wish at this moment we were back in your calm and peaceful courtyard.

Fondly,

J
Jun 2014
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Reviews

4.7
based on 30 holidaymaker reviews

CONTE RUGGERO with COURTYARD
average rating of 4.7 based on 55 reviews
5

Vacanza indimenticabile!!

  • 5 of 5

Noi, un gruppo composto da 2 ragazzi e 5 ragazze, abbiamo alloggiato per 5 giorni nella casa di Conte Ruggero whit Garden, casa che è risultata comoda, attrezzata e pulita. I proprietari sono stati molto gentili, disponibili, umili ed accoglienti, pronti a venire incontro ad ogni nostra richiesta. Non dimenticheremo lo spumante e la confezione di patatine che ci avete riservato al nostro arrivo, ne il sapore dell'anguria che ci avete offerto. Per non parlare di tante altre cose che ci avete messo a disposizione, GRAZIE DI TUTTO!! Ci scusiamo del disordine che abbiamo lasciato in cucina, ma il nostro tempo si è ridotto bruscamente e quando ce ne siamo resi conto era impossibile sistemare le ultime cose.

La casa è particolarmente comoda per famiglie con bambini, ma noi, gruppo di amici universitari, ci siamo trovati bene, anzi proprio la conformazione della casa ha permesso di consolidare un bellissimo rapporto di amicizia.

Noi consigliamo questa casa a coloro che vogliono soggiornare in tutta tranquillità nel paesino di Mascali, che è collocato bene per gli spostamenti in macchina.

In futuro, terremo in considerazione questa casa e la consiglieremo alle persone che vogliono fare un viaggio in Sicilia.

Grazie, alla prossima! :-)

Un abbraccio i ragazzi dell'Unical

  • Review Submitted: Aug 3, 2011
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2011
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5

Spacious, Clean Apartment with large courtyard!

  • 5 of 5

Our stay in the ground floor of the Via Conte Ruggero apartment was lovely! It is huge! 4 bedrooms (two with own televisions), two bathrooms, huge dining/living/kitchen area and then the large outdoor courtyard.

Everything was clean and well maintained.

I loved that it had a washing machine, it had a fast 30 minute cycle which was perfect as we could do a quick wash and not eat into holiday time. With two small children I washed everyday. It was safe to leave washing in the courtyard on the large clothes airers to dry and being summer they all dried rather quickly. There is an iron and ironing board as well so it was great!

This property is fully secure and as we had two small children it was great as they could play outside with no worries for their safety as the courtyard was securely highly fenced with a large heavy key operated gate. The apartment had plenty of facilities to cook your own meals, a nice big italian style stovetop coffee perculator, microwave & large fridge.

The owners are lovely friendly and extremely helpful people. Could not do enough for us, ready to help with anything we needed and even at a short moments notice!

It is really close to the Main Street of Mascali and we walked for fresh granita and arancini most days. There is a supermarket that is walking distance also. Pretty much anything you would need is walking distance. The beach is close by aswell, 2klm walk (about 26 minutes) or a 2minute drive.

In summary I wouldn't hesitate to recommend this property to a friend, everything about it was great, including the service from the owners.

Huge thanks to Maria and her husband for all their help and hopefully we will be back to stay again 😄

  • Review Submitted: Jul 19, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2015
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Fredeligt og roligt

  • 3 of 5

Stedet passer godt til familien, der har brug for at trække sig lidt tilbage fra den hektiske turiststemning i de store byer. Lejligheden er stor og rummelig, og der er god plads til otte mennesker.

Gårdhaven er hyggelig, og giver god plads til parkerede biler også. Vi parkerede dog bilen på gaden i hele periode på 14 dage, og oplevede ingen utryghed ved det.

Lejligheden ligger ikke i centrum af butikker og spisesteder, hvilket giver fred og ro, men også lidt mere tid til transport end forventet. Der er gode indkøbsmuligheder, så man kan sagtens købe ind til mad og diverse fornødenheder tæt på. Med små 20 minutters kørsel fra Naxos' sandstrand og en lidt længere køretur til Taorminas vidunderlige gamle by, er det forholdsvis nemt at komme til det mere pulserende liv på øen.

Der er ikke langt til stranden, og når man først vænner sig til stenstrandenes rullende småsten, er de klart at foretrække fremfor Naxos mere sandede strand, hvor der er mange turister. Af uransaglige årsager, er der ikke nær så mange mennesker på stenstrandende, hvilket vi fuldt ud nød - lækkert badevand, få mennesker og masser af lækkert hav at bade i.

Maria og hendes familie - som vi generelt oplever at italienerne - er yderst venlige og hjælpsomme og selv om familien og de øvrige beboer skal igennem gårdhaven for at komme ud, har man en god følelse af privatliv.

Både Maria og hendes datter er nemme at kommunikere med på engelsk, og vi kan varmt anbefale dem som værter.

  • Review Submitted: Jul 25, 2014
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2014
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4

Immaculately kept property

  • 4 of 5

Our group consisted of 6 adult family members visiting nearby towns to locate family members. Our stay at Conte Ruggero was very comfortable and met all our needs. We were especially impressed with the cleanliness of the apartment and it's furnishings. We did no cooking other than making coffee...an American style coffee pot would have been nice but we managed. Groceries and snacks were purchased in a nearby supermarket. We spent most of our day out and ate our dinners out also. When home we spent all of our time outdoors enjoying the lovely courtyard which was very private. We would certainly recommend Maria and Agostino's property to anyone visiting the Eastern part of Sicily.

  • Review Submitted: Jul 11, 2014
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2014
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5

Gute Wohnung mit tollen Vermietern!

  • 5 of 5

Wir waren über drei Wochen maximal zu viert in der Wohnung (nur Erwachsene). Mit den vier Schlafzimmern, zwei Bädern und der großzügigen Wohnküche war der Platz mehr als ausreichend.

Es gibt acht Betten, wobei ich darauf hinweisen möchte, dass jeweils ein Doppelbettzimmer und ein Zweibettzimmer türlos(!) miteinander verbunden sind und letzteres auch nur durch ersteres zu erreichen ist. Die Klimaanlage befindet sich jeweils in den Zweibettzimmern, die Doppelbettzimmer werden durch den offenen Durchgang mitgekühlt. Dies sollte man bedenken, wenn man z.B. erwägt sich mit vier Pärchen einzumieten. Ideal ist die Wohnung für zwei Paare mit je zwei Kindern.

Die Wohnung ist geräumig, sauber (mit dem allgegenwärtigen Etnastaub muss man leben) und sehr gut ausgestattet.

Großer Kühlschrank, Mikrowelle, Besteck, Geschirr, Kochutensilien, Waschmaschine in der Küche, ebenso ein ausreichend großer Esstisch und ein Sofa, sowie ein Fernseher mit Satellitenanschluss (von uns "eingeweiht").

Den Garten haben wir nicht wirklich genutzt, da wir viel unterwegs waren und durch die hohen Bäume doch recht wenig Licht in den Hof fällt, zumindest im Oktober.

Mascali liegt sehr günstig, um die Ostküste Siziliens zu erkunden. Etna, Taormina, Siracusa, aber auch Enna, die Villa Romana und das Valle dei Templi sind in Tagestouren zu erreichen. Der (Kies-)Strand ist in fünf Minuten mit dem Auto zu erreichen und das Wasser war zumindest im Oktober sehr klar und sauber (keine Algen, Quallen).

Der große Bonuspunkt dieser Wohnung sind jedoch die Vermieter, die gesamte Familie Mondello ist unglaublich nett, engagiert und hilfsbereit!!!

Wir haben unseren Aufenthalt sehr genossen, und wenn es uns nochmal nach Sizilien verschlägt, werden wir gerne wieder bei den Mondellos einkehren!

  • Review Submitted: Oct 31, 2011
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2011
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5

OCARAVAJUCA SICILIJA

  • 5 of 5

SA PORODICOM I PRIJATELJIMA SAM PROVELA SEDAM BOZANSTVENIH DANA NA OVOM PRELEPOM OSTRVU.MALO JE TO ZA OVO VELIKO OSTRVO PODOTOVO AKO IMA TOLIKO TOGA DA SE VISI KAO STO JE TO SLUCAJ SA SICILIJOM.KOLA SU OBAVEZNA, PA PUT POD NOGE, PLAZE SU PREDIVNE, MORE CISTO, ISTORIJA NA DOHVAT RUKE, SVUDA LEPOTA OKO VAS. CENE UOPSTE NISU VISOKE, SLICNO KAO KOD NAS.

APARTMAN SVIMA PREPORUCUJEM, JER ZADOVOLJAVA SVE KRITERIJUME ZA DOBAR ODMOR. SVE JE KAO I U OPISU NISTA NIJE PRETERANO. KOMFORNO,CISTO, ODLICNO OPREMLJENO, KUHINJA VELIKA, DOBAR PARKING,MIRNA LOKACIJA. TU JE KORPA DOBRODOSLICE OD DOMACINA. A ONDA BASTA, VELIKA ,DOBRO ODZAVANA, POTPUNA PRIVATNOST. SOBE LEPE, PROSTRANE, DOVOLJNO ORMANA ZA SMESTAJ STVARI.SVE U SVEMU, POTPUNO UDOBNO ZA OSAM OSOBA. NAS JE BILO PETORO, PA SMO SE BAS SIRILI. VLASNICI SU LJUBAZNI I DOBRI LJUDI, UVEK NA USLUZI.

SAMO MESTO JE MALO, UDALJENO OD PLAZE OKO 1.5 KM, DOBRO JE SNABDEVENO A I 'LIDL' JE U BLIZINI. NAMA JE BILO SUPER, JA BIH VOLELA DA STO VISE NASIH LJUDI VIDI I UPOZNA SICILIJU. JA CU SE VRATITI SVAKAKO.

  • Review Submitted: Oct 17, 2011
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2011
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Location

Nearest Airport
35 Kilometres
Catania Fontanarossa
Nearest Barpub
100 Metres
Mascali
Nearest Ferry
60 Kilometres
Messina
Nearest Train
4 Kilometres
Giarre-Riposto
Nearest Motorway
4 Kilometres
Giarre
Nearest Restaurant
1.5 Kilometres
Fondachello
Nearest Ski
15 Kilometres
Linguaglossa
Nearest Beach
1.5 Kilometres
Fondachello
Car: recommended

Mascali, amidst tourist spots: the quaint town of Taormina,the mysterious gorges of Alcantara,Riposto” Port of Etna.Discover baroque cities: Acireale,Catania, Ragusa and the ancient city of Magna Graecia, Siracusa.Mascali(population 12,350), the ideal starting point to explore eastern Sicily,the greenest side of Sicily.Ride a jeep till the top of Etna, affectionately called the Good Giant, for a stunning view of her majesty over her subjects,enchanting villages down her gentle slopes.The countryside is verdant and varied.See the spectacular 2000 yr chestnut tree,under which, Queen Joan of Aragona and her knights sought shelter during a thunderstorm.Mascali can boast of its excellent pastry shops and bars, pizzerias and restaurants.Enjoy typical dishes like ARANCINI(deep-fried rice croquettes,PASTA ALLA NORMA(spaghetti with fresh tomato sauce, fried eggplants),meat patties grilled between lemon leaves,PASTE DI MANDORLA,CANNOLI DI RICOTTA, NERELLO MASCALESE.Surely all too good to miss.

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Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday apartment in Mascali, Catania

Rental Basis:
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Owner accepts payment in:
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
 
SEPTEMBER
1 Sep 2016 - 30 Sep 2016
3 night minimum stay
£182
for 3 nights
£330
 
 
OCTOBER. NOVEMBER
1 Oct 2016 - 30 Nov 2016
3 night minimum stay
£178
for 3 nights
£321
 
 
DEC, JAN, FEB
1 Dec 2016 - 28 Feb 2017
3 night minimum stay
£178
for 3 nights
£321
 
 
MARCH, APRIL
1 Mar 2017 - 30 Apr 2017
3 night minimum stay
£182
for 3 nights
£330
 
 
MAY, JUNE
1 May 2017 - 30 Jun 2017
3 night minimum stay
£200
for 3 nights
£373
 
 
JULY
1 Jul 2017 - 31 Jul 2017
3 night minimum stay
£209
for 3 nights
£395
 
 
AUGUST
1 Aug 2017 - 31 Aug 2017
3 night minimum stay
£219
for 3 nights
£417
 
 
SEPTEMBER
1 Sep 2017 - 30 Sep 2017
3 night minimum stay
£182
for 3 nights
£330
 
 
OCTOBER, NOVEMBER
1 Oct 2017 - 30 Nov 2017
3 night minimum stay
£182
for 3 nights
£330
 
 
DEC, JAN, FEB
1 Dec 2017 - 28 Feb 2018
3 night minimum stay
£182
for 3 nights
£330
 

Additional pricing information

6th guest £12
7th guest £12
5th guest £12
final cleaning £22
8th guest £12

The price list refers to four persons. There will be an additional charge of 7€ daily for each extra guest.

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Facilities

Accommodation and facilities for CONTE RUGGERO with COURTYARDin Mascali in Sicily

Property Type:
  • apartment (semi-detached)
Building Type:
  • building
Meals:
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 120 m²
Location Type:
  • beach
  • town
Theme:
  • Family
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Air Conditioning
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
Kitchen:
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Freezer
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator
Dining:
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 8 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , Bidet
    Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , Bidet
  • We provide our guests with a set of bathroom towels. We kindly remind our guests that these are not to be taken out to the beach.
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Double Bed , 2 Single Bed
    Bedroom 2 - 1 Double Bed , 2 Single Bed
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • Books - Fiction / Non-fiction
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
Outside:
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • 8 garden chairs
Suitability:
  • children welcome
Attractions:
  • churches
Leisure Activities:
  • eco tourism
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • swimming
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