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1st Floor Apartment With Stunning Sea Views Sleeps 5.

Bedrooms 2
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 4 - 7 nights


About the property

2 Bedrooms, 1 Bathroom, Sleeps 5

Situated in the UNESCO World Heritage Site of Ortigia this family friendly 2-bedroomed apartment is perfect for your holiday. Maximum of 6 persons in two bedrooms. Recently renovated facade, with new triple glazed windows, shutters and a new balcony from the Master Bedroom. Newly decorated inside and some new bedroom furniture. There is a new double sofa bed in the lounge area. The master bedroom has a matrimonial bed and new white double glass doors, with shutters to open onto the new balcony, to overlook the Ionian sea. A wonderful place to watch the sunrise. The second bedroom has two 90cm single beds and there is also a babycot on request. The apartment is accessed through double wrought iron gates which lock automatically, or through a single wrought iron gate on the Lungomare side. The inner courtyard has stone flooring,integral lighting and switches on the inside for the automatic gates. The apartment is set out on one floor with the front door leading straight into the kitchen/dining area and the lounge with stunning sea views. The outside terrace, which overlooks the inner courtyard, is accessible through double patio doors direct from the kitchen. The perfect place to eat and relax. The patio is complete with a large table, chairs and a parasol. Nearby are local shops, designer shops and the amazing daily fish market. It is situated in an ideal position for exploring Sicily with Mount Etna and Taormina to the North and beautiful beaches and archaeology sites to the South. Swimming is possible from the rocks which are a short walk away.

Janice Sheehy
Member since: 2014
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
August 14, 2018

About Janice Sheehy

I live in England but spend as much time as possible at my apartment. It is home from home and has all the necessary amenities for a wonderful holiday. I am trying to learn Italian as there is less English spoken here than other parts of Italy. I live amongst Italians and have made many friends here. I especially like it when my neighbours and the local shops, including the market, recognise and acknowledge me every time and make me feel so very much at home.

Janice Sheehy purchased this apartment in 2003

Why Janice Sheehy chose Syracuse

I first visited Siracusa in 2001 and did not know about Ortigia but when I first drove over the bridge into Ortigia I fell in love with it. It is wonderful, full of beautiful old buildings Ortigia oozes history and it never ceases to amaze me. You live amongst real people, doing their daily work. The fish market is real and alive and just sitting at a local coffee bar you can capture every aspect of local life whilst watching the world go by. There is something to suit everyone, eating a meal in a romantic setting overlooking the sea, swimming from the rocks, shopping in designer shops or the market, relaxing on a beach or visiting fabulous historical sites. Horse drawn carriages, cobblestone streets where you can wander for hours and lovely churches to admire. This is real Italy.

What makes this apartment unique

There is a new facade on my property, and new windows, shutters and a new balcony. My newly decorated master bedroom and lounge overlook the sea and I love to watch the sunrise in the mornings. This bed now faces the new balcony and you can watch the sea without having to get up. It is also possible to eat breakfast on my terrace whilst still being able to see the water. I love to shop at the market on a daily basis for fresh fish, fruit and vegetables and to banter with the shopkeepers whilst being offered samples of their foods. To walk to the rocks and swim for an hour or two and if it is too hot to go down again in the evening for another swim. There are also many historical opportunities ranging from the Greek ampitheatre, even watching plays there to the catacombs and fabulous archeaological sites both in Ortigia and within walking distance. There is also Interbus direct from Catania airport to Siracusa which runs several times a day and is only €5.70.


Syracuse Apartment Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • apartment
  • floor 1
Building Type:
  • building
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:30 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:30 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 5
  • Max. adults: 5
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only ...
  • My neighbours are Italian, so please be considerate during the afternoon siesta time.
  • There are new refuse collection rules and different boxes for glass, paper, food and non recyclable. Please use the bins provided and put them outside
Location Type:
  • Ocean View ...
  • Oceanfront ...
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet
  • Free Wifi
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Toaster ...
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 5
  • Bedroom 2 - 2 twin/ single , New 90cm single beds and mattresses. New reading lights.
    Bedroom 1 - 1 queen , 1 sleep sofa /futon , Master bedroom with Queen size bed, single bed.
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games ...
  • Music Library ...
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Toys ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • churches
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • ruins
Leisure Activities:
  • boating
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • swimming
My Italian home is in a gated renovated condominium and my neighbours are Italian. The courtyard entrance is beautiful and is accessed from the sea or Via Vittorio Veneto. It is a home from home, family friendly within exploring distance of the delights of Ortigia and Siracusa. Sitting under the parasol on the terrace is the ideal place for eating. My neighbours will often acknowledge you and Lynette, who looks after my apartment is fluent in both Italian and English and lives very close.


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1st Floor Apartment With Stunning Sea Views Sleeps 5.
average rating of 5.0 based on 1 reviews

Amazing location in a gorgeous town!

  • 5 of 5

We spent 5 nights at this perfectly located apartment in July 2018. We are a family of two adults and 3 teenagers and the apartment had plenty of space for our family. It was well equipped and has an amazing location. Communication with the owner and manager was without any issues. They responded immediately every time we contacted them. Such a pleasant stay in such a beautiful town! I would definitely recommend and stay there again. Ortigia is such an amazing place.

  • Submitted: Jul 26, 2018
  • Stayed: July 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: It was a pleasure to have you all stay at my apartment. I love to share, especially the beauty of Ortigia and the amazing location of my apartment. Thank you all.
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Nearest Airport
65 Kilometres
Nearest Motorway
10 Kilometres
Nearest Restaurant
240 Metres
l'Osteria Da Seby
Nearest Beach
13 Kilometres
Car: not necessary

Ortigia a Unesco World Heritage Site. The Archeological Park is within a 20 minute walk away. The Piazza Duomo is an amazing place to sit and watch the world go by. Everywhere you turn there are beautiful Baroque buildings, the Aretusa fountain, designer shops and a must see is the daily fish market to sample local delights.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

All rates are based on two guests add £4.00 per night per additional guests. If more than one week or extra days please ask for a quote. Pets are not allowed. Smoking is not allowed inside the home.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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