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Self Catering Sicily | Urg| Catania |Vbro

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Last updated: 11/04/2016
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  • Minimum stay:3 nights
  • Sleeps:6
  • Bedrooms:3
  • Bathrooms:3
  • Property type:Apartment
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

About the Property

Gorgeous penthouse with panoramic view and 2 terraces

A prestigious penthouse in the city centre, set in a unique location in front of the Ursino Castle (Castello Ursino): the emblematic monument of culture of the city of Catania built by Frederick II of Swabia and dating back to the thirteenth century. The building as a whole has been recently restored and exudes great tranquility and privacy. The privileged position of this property within the historic centre of Catania, in close proximity to the city’s vibrant night life, makes your stay both comfortable, stylish, convenient and an ideal base from which to explore the prime attractions on the eastern side of Sicily. Even without a car (the bus station is 5 minutes walk away) you can visit Siracusa, Ragusa, Noto, Marzamemi, Vendicari nature reserve, Piazza Armerina, Pantalica, Taormina, Agrigento, Messina and Acireale as well as Palermo directly.

The apartment is just a short walk from almost all Catania’s main tourist attractions including the Roman amphitheatre, yarrow spas, thermal baths, the Benedictine monastery, Piazza Duomo (the main square) and the Cathedral; not to mention the famous fish and fresh food market, Via Etna, Bellini Park, Via Crociferi, the Amenano River, the Gamamzita well, Bellini Theatre and much more. Integral to the city’s buzzing nightlife, you are also only moments away from one of the gastronomic centres of the city.


A short ride on public transport (or car) will take you to either a sandy (south) or volcanic stoney beach (north) within a few minutes. Mount Etna is accessible within about 40 minutes by car or bus (departing from the central bus station).

The house has been renovated by the oner – an architect by profession – in a contemporary style, with attention to the choice of materials and decorative details to preserve the tradition and the historical nature of the site and the building. All the furniture is of superior design with some original pieces from the designer. Located on the second floor of a building dating back to the 1900s, this apartment is composed of two levels: the first a living area with a large open plan lounge with relaxation area with full HD projector and surround sound system (Sky TV and Netflix movies are viewable) and a dining area for six people. On the same level, there is an open entrance area with direct views to the terrace and castle, a large kitchen and bathroom. The garden terrace, viewable from the entire space, is equipped with a solid oak table and benches/chairs providing the perfect ambience for relaxing dinners with wine or a typical breakfast sipping coffee and sampling Catania’s excellent “granita” and brioche. The backdrop of the medieval castle creates the optimal setting.

Ascending the freestanding staircase takes you to the upper level of the apartment comprised of two large double bedrooms and ensuite bathrooms (both with a rain showers) and laundry area. The master bedroom is directly connected to the upper terrace garden with private sundeck, outdoor shower, an array of beautiful flowers and plants and a magnificent 360 degree view of the cityscape and Etna volcano.
A double sofa bed is available in a separated room at the same level

The apartment is equipped with everything you could possibly need during your stay, including fiberoptic broadband and free WIFI.
It is only a 10-minute drive or bus ride from the airport, a 15 minute walk from the train station and a 5 minute walk from Via Etna, the main shopping street. A 5 minute taxi ride takes you to the bus terminal for Taormina (40 min north), that is also accessible by train, and the city of Siracusa and Ortigia (30 min south) and as well as other picturesque locations on the island.
Very positive feedback on the net
SELFCATERINGSICILY
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Owner

Member since: 2014

Speaks: english, spanish, portuguese, italian
Response time: Within a few days
Response Rate: 70%
Calendar last updated: 11/04/2016

Property Type

  • Apartment
  • On floor 2
  • 300 m²

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental

Meals

  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

Onsite Services

  • Private Chef

Suitability

  • Non Smoking Only
  • Pets Not Allowed
  • Wheelchair Inaccessible

Bedrooms: 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6, Beds for 4-6

Bathrooms: 3 Bathrooms

Entertainment

  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Music Library
  • Satellite / Cable:

    SKY TV ...moreless

  • Stereo
  • Television:

    TV FLat in the bedroom Projector and home theatre system in the living space...moreless

  • Video Games
  • Video Library

Theme

  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Spa
  • Tourist Attractions

Attractions

  • Botanical Garden
  • Churches
  • Cinemas
  • Festivals
  • Library
  • Marina
  • Museums
  • Recreation Center
  • Restaurants
  • Ruins
  • Theme Parks
  • Winery Tours

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/Bank
  • Groceries
  • Hospital
  • Laundromat

Location Type

  • Downtown

Dining

  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 6 people

General

  • Air Conditioning
  • Garage:

    8€ per day...moreless

  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking:

    free on the street Posibility to reserve a car space in a shared garage for 8€ per day...moreless

  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine

Kitchen

  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen:

    full high standard equipped...moreless

  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster

Outside

  • Lawn / Garden:

    roof garden and terrace...moreless

  • Outdoor Grill
  • Ski & Snowboard:

    on Volcano Etna 40 min by car...moreless

Building Type

  • Building
 

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Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
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Jun 1 - Sep 30, 2017
3 night min stay
$215

Rates are based on 4 guests; add $22 per night, per additional guest

My Standard Rate
3 night min stay
$183

Rates are based on 4 guests; add $16 per night, per additional guest


Additional information about rental rates

Fees:

  • Refundable Damage Deposit $430.34
  • Taxes Not included

Notes:

FULL INCLUSIVE PRICE except

Fixed costs per booking to pay on site for linen, towels, final cleaning . 50€

Free Parking allowed on the road. Nearby there are facilities for indoor parking with daily fee

The rental is supplied without centralized services in accordance with Law 431/98 without providing personal services.


Owner's cancellation policy:

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


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Last updated: 11/04/2016
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Location

3 Kilometres
Nearest Airport
catania
Catania CT, Italy
Nearest Barpub
various
2 Kilometres
Nearest Ferry
catania
35 Kilometres
Nearest Golf
picciolo
3 Kilometres
Nearest Train
catania centrale
10 Kilometres
Nearest Motorway
catania-messina
Catania CT, Italy
Nearest Restaurant
various
35 Kilometres
Nearest Ski
etna
1 Kilometres
Nearest Beach
catania
 

Owner info

SelfCateringSicily

Year Purchased: 2010

About the owner: I am an architect 40 years old, working and living in Catania, on historical center. I love my job and I consider it very exciting because it gives me the tools to analyze the cities that I visit. I love Brazil and Brazilian music (MPB), I also love jazz. I studied piano and when I do I like the jam sessions with friends in my home. I love the cinema, reading, and good wine. Self Catering Sicily is a Tourism network which I founded becasue, as traveller, I would like to help other traveller to make them to feel at home when they rent an holiday house. Part of the network are the owners of the house that I propose, who I know personally. My agency creates connection between good houses, good services and good guests. All this makes a good marketing. I select and inspect houses in Catania and the whole Sicily, offering support and suggestions at guests. I work directly in Catania center and i'm trying to expand my businnes in the whole Sicily. Welcome to Sicily SELFCATERINGSICILY Web Toursim Network

Why the Owner Chose Catania CT, Italy:
Perfect location for a stay in Catania. Apartment in front of the castle ursino a short walk from the Duomo, the main street and a few meters from the historic fish market. Castle Square ursino is a gastronomical center of the city and have focused a great deal of restaurants and clubs. This area is still alive and can be reached easily from here all the most representative of the city. Stazinoe a bus is about 5 minutes from where you can take the means to reach places such as Etna, Siracusa, Taormina, Noto, Piazza Armerina SELFCATERINGSICILY Web Toursim Network

The Unique Benefits at this Apartment:
The neighborhood is alive day and notZona perfect for a stay in Catana. Apartment in front of the castle ursino a short walk from the Duomo, the main street and a few meters from the historic fish market. Castle Square ursino is a gastronomical center of the city and have focused a great deal of restaurants and clubs. This area is still alive and can be reached easily from here all the most representative of the city. Stazinoe a bus is about 5 minutes from where you can take the means to reach places such as Etna, Siracusa, Taormina, Noto, Piazza Armerinate, full of bars and restaurants of typical Sicilian cuisine where you can take a trip enograstronomico respectable at reasonable prices. SELFCATERINGSICILY Web Toursim Network


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Speaks: english, spanish, portuguese, italian
Response time: Within a few days
Response Rate: 70%
Calendar last updated: 11/04/2016

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This listing was first published here in 2014.

Date last modified - Wednesday, December 07, 2016

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