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A Journey Through Real Sicily Starting From A Tiny Fisherman Village!

Sleeps6
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms1
Space 1,506 sq. ft.
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 3 - 6 nights

Overview

About the property

Garden, Barbecue, 2 Bedrooms, Kitchen, Living Area, Living Room, Bathroom.

A beautiful rustic house located a stone's throw from the sea. It is the result of love and good taste of the owner who was born and grew up in this house. As an adult he bought back the old family property and restored it taking it back to its former glory.

The house consists of a bedroom with a double bed, a bedroom with two simple beds and a bathroom with shower on the first floor. The ground floor has a large kitchen with dining room, a lounge and nice private garden with barbecue.

The house is furnished with taste and simplicity, with objects of the Sicilian tradition and with parts taken from old boats and fishing tools of the past.

The simple and warm colours and the attention to the details will ensure you comfort and relax.

Your stay will be unforgettable!

Final Cleanings extra fee: 70 euros

Bed Linen and Towels extra fee: Included

The basic fee of 30 € (Long Term Season) is valid only in low season and for bookings of 30 days minimum.

A deposit of 150 euros requested in cash at the arrival and refunded the day of departure

Check in: between 15 and 20

Check out: before 10:30.

Late check in and late check out have an extra cost of 20 euros (when possible).

More Details

Property Manager
Property Manager
Member since: 2012
Speaks: english, french, spanish, italian, Croatian
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
90%
Calendar last updated:
December 11, 2017

About The Owner

We are two very curious persons with the desire of discovering the world and its inhabitants, finding out the simplicity of small gestures and beauty beyond appearance. That is why, with our small business, we would like to give the opportunity to foreigners to discover our beautiful city, its secrets, our world, hidden corners, and the stories that are still whispering in the alleys, the ruins, the monuments and the markets ...

Why The Owner chose Santa Flavia

I decided to rent this house because I want to transmit the love, the passion, the courtesy, the simplicity and the warmth of the Sicilian land!

What makes this apartment unique

Solunto : the Mount Catalfano offers a spectacular view overlooking the famous 'Conca d'Oro' which stretches from Capo Zafferano to Capo Cefalù.

This is where lie the ruins of the ancient Greco-Punic city Solunto where you can still see many examples of its magnificent past.

S. Elia: it is a small seaside town characterized by numerous small rocky coves and crystal clear sea. Unlike Porticello, located on the plain along the coast, S.Elia is perched on the rocks with a mosaic of narrow streets and small squares.

Solanto: it is a small town with a few hundred inhabitants and houses. Here the time seems to have stopped. You can still admire the old village ladies, sitting in front of their houses, repairing the fishermen’s nets…a real journey into the past!

S. Flavia: a small town which was built in the 18th century around the Villa Filangeri which is now the seat of the municipality and it is located next to a beautiful church.

Bagheria: it is a small town that dates back to the 17th century, built around the villa Butera. In its chaotic streets hides the most beautiful architectural Sicilian works of the 17th and 18th century: many splendid country villas built by noble people from Palermo who had followed the prince of Butera. Villa Palagonia (famous for its monsters sculptures) and Villa Trabia are very interesting to visit.

Cefalù: It is a small beautiful city, the seat of an important archbishopric. It is very famous for its beautiful cathedral and offers to the tourists one of the finest architectural examples of the Norman era of Frederick II. Cefalù is also famous for its red rocks beaches.

Amenities

Santa Flavia Apartment Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • apartment
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1506 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:30 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Final Cleanings extra fee: 70 euros in cash . Linen and Towels Included Deposit 150 euros requested in cash at the arrival refunded at departure
Location Type:
  • Beach
  • Near The Ocean
  • Village
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Holiday Resort
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Air Conditioning
  • Fan
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Sunbed
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kettle
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom - toilet , shower , bidet
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 2 twin/ single
Entertainment:
  • Books
Outside:
  • Deck / Patio
  • Garden Table & Chairs
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill
Onsite Services:
  • Private Chef
  • Staff
Attractions:
  • caves
  • churches
  • marina
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • walking
  • water sports
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • paragliding
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
Notes:
RESTAURANTS: AL FARO VERDE, VIA SAN NICOLICCHIO, 14 CAN CAUS, LITORALE MONGERBINO, 90017 CATERERS: LA MUCIARIA DI NELLO EL GRECO, VIA SCARDINA, 2 QUICK MEALS: FOCACCERIA MIMMO BUTTITTA, VIA DE SPUCLES , 34 PHARMACY: FARMACIA CIANCIO SILVIA, CORSO FILANGERI, 138 (SANTA FLAVIA) BANK: POSTE ITALIANE, VIA VITTORIO EMANUELE ORLANDO, 52 UNICREDIT SPA, PIAZZA LA PLACA CAFFE’: BAR VIA ROMA ICE CREAM: GELATO DEL PRINCIPE, VIA VITTORIO EMANUELE ORLANDO, 119 RENT BOAT: MARINA SERVICE, STRADA STATALE 113, BAGHERIA, PA 90011 TEL: 0039 091 903672 TRIPPING SICILY, TEL: 347 4765326 - info@trippingsicily.com HOTEL VILLA SOLES, STRADA STATALE 113, SANTA FLAVIA BAKERY: PANIFICIO GAGLIANO ANDREA , VIA VITTORIO EMANUELE ORLANDO, 32/BIS SUPERMARKET: PULEO S.R.L. , VIA SCARLATTI ALESSANDRO, 28 (BAGHERIA)

Reviews

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A Journey Through Real Sicily Starting From A Tiny Fisherman Village!
average rating of 4.375 based on 8 reviews
5

Beautiful, autentic and charming villa

  • 5 of 5

We had a very nice stay in this lovely house. It is a really beautiful old stone house with very nice taste and decoration - it has a very autentic Sicilian style. It was really clean and has a large country kitchen with lots of utensils - perfect for having friends over for dinner.

The villa has a little, nice garden with a banana palmtree and a lemon tree and different places of shadows during the day.

Our host Ms Donika was amazing. So sweet and helpful and checking up frequently if everything was ok. She took really good care of us. We really enjoyed staying in the house because of her.

The villa is situated rigth in the center of Porticello and everything is near: supermarket 10 min walk, the beach 10 min walk, local shops 5 min walk.

The only thing current guests should think of is maybe to bring some earplugs since there is quite a lot of noise from the village from children screaming and playing, dogs barking, cars driving by with loud music and so on. We guess it is just the sounds of the country, but if you are noise sensitive ear plugs are a good idea.

We can really recommend this villa!

  • Submitted: Aug 3, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

Casa Autentica, Duenos muy amables

  • 5 of 5

Our stay was a very nice and positive surprise! The house is charming, warm, cosy and located in the popular heart of the village of Porticello. The neighborhood is amazing, real Sicilian people, kids playing in the street, old ladies chat sitting on old chairs in front of their house doors, fisherman working hard during the night, great restaurants, authentic atmosphere! Porticello is great if you are looking to deeply experience Sicily as it was and as it is changed over the centuries. The owner is delicious and we will come back to have more cannoli and arancine.

  • Submitted: Oct 28, 2015
  • Stayed: October 2015
  • Source: Homelidays, from HomeAway
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Marseille
3

Bien mais ...

  • 3 of 5

Maison charmante, et Mme Danika est vraiment adorable . Dommage que se soit bruyant ( pas de double-vitrages et voisins très présents, de plus, chantier au fond du jardin ). Voiture indispensable .

  • Submitted: Sep 6, 2015
  • Stayed: August 2015
  • Source: Homelidays, from HomeAway
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4

La vie au coeur de l'âme sicilienne !

  • 4 of 5

Superbe découverte que cet appartement entièrement refait au coeur d'un village très vivant !

Nous avons beaucoup apprécié le grand volume du l'espace à vivre du rez de chaussée, splendide.

Tout est fait avec beaucoup de goût, et très confortable, même pour une famille de 5 personnes.

Nous recommandons vivement cet appartement et avons aussi beaucoup apprécié la gentillesse de l'accueil !

  • Submitted: Aug 18, 2015
  • Stayed: July 2015
  • Source: Abritel, from HomeAway
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4

printemps sicilien

  • 4 of 5

Fidèle au descriptif, cette location est en effet pleine de charme et l'accueil de la propriétaire très attentionné et chaleureux. Pour le plaisir de vivre quelque temps "à la sicilienne" dans un village, et un port, typique.

  • Submitted: May 3, 2015
  • Stayed: April 2015
  • Source: Homelidays, from HomeAway
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4

Maison exceptionnelle au coeur d'un village typiqu

  • 4 of 5

Très belle maison, très agréable, fraiche et exceptionnelle en plein coeur de village avec son jardin ou l'on peut cueillir basilic et figue fraiche. Cuisine trés bien équipée et linge de maison impeccable et généreux.Excellent accueil de la propriétaire!

  • Submitted: Sep 17, 2014
  • Stayed: August 2014
  • Source: Homelidays, from HomeAway
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Map

Nearest Airport
50 Kilometres
Punta Raisi Palermo Airport
Nearest Barpub
300 Metres
Porticello
Nearest Ferry
18 Kilometres
Palermo Ferries
Nearest Train
1 Kilometres
S. Flavia Station
Nearest Motorway
4 Kilometres
Palermo/Messina/Catania
Nearest Restaurant
50 Metres
Porticello
Nearest Beach
30 Metres
Porticello
Car: necessary

Porticello is a small fisherman village being part of the municipality of Santa Flavia.

The origin and development of the little town comes from the Tuna fishing activity.

From the 16th century the fishermen settled permanently in this small seaside town that began to grow very quickly becoming an important fishing centre.

The town, called at that time 'Pirrera', which hosted in its pits generations of fishermen, was renamed 'Porticello' (small port) because of the natural bay called San Nicolicchio around which grew the new location and where you can still admire, almost intact, the older houses.

Porticello has so many secrets and stories. According to the legend, some fishermen found at the bottom of the sea the picture of the 'Candle Madonna' (Madonna del Lume). She became the protector of the village. The picture is still visible in the rustic church dedicated to the Madonna.

The geographical position, the beauty of the coast and its many spots overlooking the clear blue sea, the many restaurants offering the famous 'Porticello fish' still prepared according to traditional recipes, make this place a gem that survived almost intact during the centuries. Imagine, it is still possible to buy fish directly from the fishermen at the port, not in the market but from the boats, immerged in the sounds, shouts and phrases of the markets of the past.

Your journey to discover the beauty of Sicily can begin starting form this simple and authentic place! Discover the wonderful little coves where you can relax and enjoy the beautiful sunsets from the surrounding hills!

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Rates & Availability

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Additional information about rental rates

Fees No additional mandatory fees

Final Cleanings extra fee: 70 euros
Bed Linen and Towels extra fee: Included
The basic fee of 30 € (Long Term Season) is valid only in low season and for bookings of 30 days minimum.
A deposit of 150 euros requested in cash at the arrival and refunded the day of departure
Check in: between 15 and 20
Check out: before 10:30.
Late check in and late check out have an extra cost of 20 euros (when possible).

Manager'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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