About this listing
during the time of Nov. 15, 2015 - Jan,30 2016 we offer a longer term let for a very discounted price- must be 30 days or more. The Holidays are a very nice time in Ortiga, the crowds are less, and our apartment is warm&comfy.
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Perfect for single or a couple .
ORTIGIA WITH A CAR IS A PAIN. FROM THE AIRPORT THE BUS WORKS GREAT AND AT 12EURO PER COUPLE IS A DEAL. IF YOU ARRIVE ON WEEKDAYS WE CAN HOLD A PARKING SPOT FOR YOU BUT ONCE YOU MOVE YOUR CAR IT IS YOUR JOB TO FIND ANOTHER SPOT.
WE CAN ARRANGE YOUR PICKUP/DROPOFF AT THE BUS/TRAIN STATION FOR NO ADDITIONAL COST.
AIRPORT PICKUP CAN BE DONE FOR 60 EURO FEE UP TO 4 PEOPLE
THERE IS A WONDERFUL WASH AND FOLD LAUNDRY SERVICE NEARBY .
Small ,one bedroom ,street level apartment located directly (there is a road between)on the waterfront in Ortigia. Steps away is fine swimming at the public solarium.
The kitchen is well equiped for cooking and there is superfast wifi and Skye television in 800 working channels and every language .
The apartment is perfect for someone not wanting stairs or difficult access.
You really can stay without an auto here as everything is handy and public transport easy to use and close by.
Owner is a lifetime resident on the Island and can suggest many ideas to see and experience Sicily in a way no tour will provide.
The apartment is well suited for someone with mobility issues as it has wide entrances and is ground floor,one level,possible to drive right up at the door.
New air conditioning unit insures a comfortable/quiet stay and good sleep.
Same goes for the heating.
We have the biggest pool at the doorstep! the public swimming solarium platform is right outside the door and makes for fantastic swimming,people watching, especially at sunset.
INCLUDED in the price is the use of two well maintained,comfortable city bikes with baskets for shopping like the locals do!. Perfect for making use of the beautiful bikepath which runs along the coast of Siracusa , heading down to the local mercato to shop or just pedal around the city. Ortigia is low stress biking as far as it is quite level.
Modest place that offers perks not found in most hotels here. Airconditioner is new and functions perfectly. Our internet line is clear, super fast,and unlimited. Big screen TV with Skye capabilities thru internt.
Ortigia island now has an electric bus service with pickup/dropoff right near the
If you are coming by car, please be informed that Ortigia is a ZTL (Zone Traffic Limited), and that you cannot enter by car during the following days/time slots.
There is a public parking area closeby that is NOT within the zone and we can pick you up there if you arrive during the weekend or Holiday time.
Monday thruFriday --> from 20:00 to 2 AM
Saturday and (public) holidays --> 11 AM to 2 AM
Sunday and (public) holidays --> from 11 AM to midnight
SAVE YOURSELF LOTS OF CASH - ARRIVAL BY BUS FROM THE AIRPORT IN CATANIA AND PICK UP YOUR RENTAL HERE. WHEN IN ORTIGIA YOU WILL ONLY BE PAYING FOR A CAR THAT IS SITTING STILL ANYWAY AS THERE IS SO MUCH TO DO AND SEE HERE
We also have an amazing apartment in the wonderful town of Buccheri
please check it out under the listing- search BUCCHERI SICILY and SICILY'S HIDDEN GEM BUCCHERI SR
PUBLIC SWIMMING STEP FROM THE APARTMENT.
USE OF TWO GOOD QUALITY STREET BIKES
TABLE AND CHAIRS FOR OUTSIDE
Interaction with guests
AS LITTLE OR AS MUCH AS THEY LIKE. WE DO HAVE OTHER RENTAL HOMES AND SOMETIMES CAN ARRANGE A GROUP TRIP TO MANY SITES LIKE AGRIGENTO,ETNA, CAVA GRANDE,NOTO TO NAME A FEW. IF PEOPLE ARE STAYING WITHOUT A CAR WE CAN ARRANGE TRAVEL.
Other things to note
we try to use only better linens and towels. We provide a few "beach "towels. Please do not use the house towels outside the home.
YOU MUST SMOKE OUTSIDE-
you can check out later IF pre-arranged and we have no one booked that day
While there is a large trash bin in the kitchen, we ask that our guests empty the trash daily in the public skips located on the corner of the street in front of the public swimming (40 second (URL HIDDEN) helps keep the place insect and odor free!
We are in the heart of a city. If you choose to sleep with all windows open there will be noise. If you choose to sleep with all windows open there may be biting insects. This true for every place in Ortigia . We welcome you to leave open or closed BUT we do suggest to close and run AC or Heat (when needed) and enjoy a great night's sleep.
WE CANNOT ACCEPT ANYONE WITH SMALL CHILDREN. THERE ARE BUSY STREETS ON EACH SIDE OF THE HOME AND WE ARE NOT FURNISHED ACCORDINGLY.
We are not interested in your personal life but have to insist that you schedule personal massages or "companions" in another location outside of our home. many of the people who work in these industries are undocumented and theft/safety risks
This host has a Strict Cancellation Policy
Cancel up to 30 days before your trip and get a full refund. Cancel within 30 days of the trip and get a 50% refund of the nightly rate, as well as a full refund of fees.
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I am originally from the United States living now in europe since 2003 -most of that time in Sicily. My husband Bruno was born and raised in Siracusa. We split our time between Noto and our other home in Ortigia. Between us we speak English,Italian,Sicilian,French,and basic Greek