- english, french, spanish, italian
I'm happy to have you in my house to be able to show the Mediterranean hospitality.
Giuseppe purchased this Apartment in 2000
Why Giuseppe chose Sferracavallo
If you love the sea with its scents you would not fall in love with this house. is what happened to me when I visited for the first time the apartment. A lightning strike that tied me forever to these places.
What makes this Apartment unique
The finishing touches of luxury, location and view exclusive. You can 'live the quiet of a quaint fishing village without giving up the luxury of an upscale restaurant
Check-in: 4:00 p.m.
Check-out: 11:00 a.m.
Dotazione seggiolone e lettino bimbo a richiesta
Minimum age of primary renter:22
Max guests:5 (sleeps up to 5 adults)
3°piano senza ascensore e per le camere da letto altra scala a chiocciola
Distribuzione posti letto: camera matrimoniale 2 posti cameretta letto singolo, nel living divano letto matrimoniale (comodo)
100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
A beautiful find
We arrived at Palermo airport at 1030pm. Giuseppe had emailed us to text him when we left the airport. Taxi ride was a bit more than the reviews had said but it was late and we had no other way of getting to Sferracavallo. We arrived at the property and the night life was pretty busy. Giuseppe was there to meet us and helped with our bags. Be aware, this is not a property for the elderly, families with small children or the large framed. We climbed the 3 flights of stairs to enter a charming apartment with a spacious living area, adequately stocked kitchen and shower room with a washing machine. The air con was switched on and it was beautiful until Giuseppe opened the balcony doors. Then it was amazing. A balcony overlooking the marina with sun loungers, bar b q and table and chairs. As it was dark, the view was limited. We then climbed the spiral staircase to our double room with loads of storage space. There is also a single room which we used as a dressing room. Air con again in the bedrooms and another amazing balcony completed the picture. When we woke the next morning, the view was incredible. There a local shops, a bus service which is a bit confusing and two local railway stations. Be careful though. We bought tickets at Palermo station (while on a day trip) from Sferracavallo back to the airport on our last day but the train didn’t exist so we had to walk to Tommaso Natale station about 10 minutes away. We found some lovely local bars and even one of the locals gave us a lift to the station (although it turned out to be the wrong one) 😀� We also visited Mondello a couple of times and took a boat out for half a day. Anyway, our entire stay was absolutely perfect. Sferracavallo is a pretty little fishing port with plenty of places to eat and drink but not too commercialised. The apartment was stunning and Guiseppe was always at the end of the phone. Perfect. Thankyou
Bring your oxygen tank and disinfectant
We were met by the owner's 'friend' Martin, and although he helped us carry our luggage up the 4 flights of narrow and steep stairs, was quite rude and abrupt when we finally figured out who he was. The only good thing about the apartment is the view from the terrace. If you're able to make it up the narrow, steep, 4 flights of stairs and then manage to unlock the trick door you walk into an unpleasant smell. The knobs on the stove were sticky and the refrigerator had a rank odor. There were dead bugs on the walls and the neighborhood was very sketchy. Getting up to the bedrooms was another adventure. They were at the top of an extremely narrow spiral staircase. Don't even try to carry your bags up there! We were so turned off by the apartment and the area, we left and checked into a beautiful hotel. Very disappointing way to end our trip, especially since the first 3 places we stayed at were true to their descriptions, reviews and pictures.
kind host, Martin welcomed you and helped you get your luggage up after I waited for you for four hours at home (without warning). The stairs are described on the site and I before confirming the reservation notice very carefully that the apartment is on the third floor and without a lift. You answered that stairs are not a problem for you. As for the cleaning of the gas machine I will control so that it does not happen anymore. Sorry but the door has no make-up and no guest has ever had problems, just turn the key and hold the handle but I will write detailed instructions. Thank you
A lovely small apartment, perfect for two people.active people
We spent the first week of June in this lovely, clean and functional rooftop apartment. The balcony views are just as in the photo's and are added to with the constant hustle and bustle of this busy little fishing port. It great during the day to watch the fishermen, cars and scooters whizzing by. Sicily is a noisy place but here it is quiet at night. Guiseppe was a very helpful host and if you get a problem he texts straight back (you need to pull the flat door toward you to get the lock to work !) OK, there a three flights of stairs ( 50 steps) and a bit narrow, but I had no problems despite dodgy knees and the view makes up for it and trust me you would not want to be in a ground floor apartment here. The spiral stair to the bedroom and single box room is OK too ( the box room does not have aircon so could do with an electric fan) with a single bed, probably best for a youngster though. You can park easily , the WiFi is fine as is the aircon in the lounge and bedroom and there is everything in the town that you need from little supermarkets, butchers, fishmongers etc. and while the kitchen lacks a few utensils it is fine for preparing a meal. However, there must be around twenty restaurants which are such good value you may not want to bother and just have a few aperitifs on the terrace, watch the great sunsets before a couple of minute walk to the centre. It was wonderfully relaxing.
beautiful location, but beware the access...
This beautiful apartment overlooks the small working harbour that is the gem about 20 minutes from central Palermo. Be warned, this is not for those seeking a typical beach holiday. We both love speaking Italian and are ardent seafood buffs...so we bought giant prawns and calamari and cooked outstanding meals for 10 Euros. We then hit the gelateria for a stunning ice cream. If you like to wake up to the sound of little fishing boats pop-pop-popping across the bay then this could be for you. Perfectly functional, clean and with a warm welcome, this place has stunning sea views from the lounge and from the main bedroom above. There is a caveat, however. The access is up 3 flights of tight stairs and then by a spiral staircase to the main bedroom. It just got a bit much (though we were fitter after a week) and at times we could not be bothered to pop to a shop. Seriously, this is a place for 2 fit adults who are not built like prop forwards. You have 17" to get upstairs to bed...or downstairs in the night!
So, not for young children or those less mobile... but a cracking place for an agile couple.
Highlights: great people but do try some Italian, wonderful overnight seafood stalls popping up everywhere, a super bakery, lovely local wine for 3 Euros, ice cream to drool for and a colourful city nearby. Day tickets by bus cost 3.50 (the 628) and are bought at the tobacconist. Buses also run to the airport (6 E) and the Greek temple of Segesta (about 45 minutes away)
Swimming: possible with care in the bay or better at Mondello 5 miles away
Access: you have been warned
Food: seafood heaven
Overall: we were delighted but the access drags 5 stars down to 4.
Neil, thanks for the beautiful review. I was very happy to host your beautiful family and I am happy to have contributed to your wonderful holiday. About the apartment I remind you to have advised that the apartment is not suitable for a family with three children including a baby. In spite of this, I have provided you a highchair and a stroller that you can leave under the apartment. Moreover the cost of the apartment takes into account the absence of the lift.
Great apartment, great vista
Giuseppe was there to meet me at the start of my visit and he was very good about answering any phone calls or queries. There is a limited internet provision which he tried very hard to help us with, but everything else was just perfect. Great view over the harbour, with a fabulous small beach and swimming just across the road. Great little kitchen, lovely terrace, comfortable beds and useful bathroom with washing machine. I absolutely loved my stay in this little fishing village and I would go back again and definitely go back to this apartment again.
Une vue magnifique mais...
La vue est magnifique mais n’excuse pas tout !
Tout d'abord une description qui induit en erreur. Deux chambres oui mais le canapé convertible est dans le salon et non dans la deuxième chambre mansardée qui n'a qu'un lit une place.
L'appartement a deux vraies terrasses très agréables mais pas de véranda. En décembre, ce n'est pas la même chose.
Un parking, pas tout à fait, juste la possibilité de se garer dans la rue. Sans problème en hiver, à voir en été.
Giuseppe s'est engagé à modifier son annonce pour plus de clarté.
Si l'appartement est assez bien équipé et pourrait être très agréable, nous avons été confronté à de nombreux problèmes techniques qui ont perturbé notre séjour.
Notre plus gros problème fut l'alimentation en eau chaude. Un premier système au gaz qui n'a pas fonctionné malgré les deux interventions de Giuseppe remplacé lors de sa troisième visite par le branchement d'un cumulus électrique qui lui, n'autorisait pas l'utilisation simultanée du four ou des climatisations réversibles. Le disjoncteur à réenclencher est situé en bas de l'immeuble. Un cumulus qui lui aussi a cessé de fonctionner apparemment de notre fait, nous aurions actionné un interrupteur alimentant celui-ci. Quelques notes expliquant le fonctionnement des installations nous aurait été bien utiles.
De plus, il aurait été bien de préciser que le chauffage était un poêle mobile alimenté par une bouteille de gaz, l'odeur en émanant pouvant être incommodante. La bouteille a dû être changée en cours de séjour. (Nouvel appel à Giuseppe)
Guiseppe a été très réactif à chacun de nos appels, mais au bout d’un moment nous n’avons plus osé le déranger.
Peut être faute à pas de chance ou installation à revoir ?
The loft is located in Sferracavallo / Mondello,
a few miles from the airport, easily accessible by taxi or bus.