ORTIGIA WATERFRONT WiFi,BIKES


Entire home/apt

2 Guests

1 Bedroom

1 Bed

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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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The space

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
apartment.
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

Guest access

PUBLIC SWIMMING STEP FROM THE APARTMENT.
USE OF TWO GOOD QUALITY STREET BIKES
UNLIMITED WIFI
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.

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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.


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The space
Accommodates: 2
Bathrooms: 1
Bedrooms: 1
Beds: 1
Check In: Anytime after 2PM
Check Out: 11AM
Room type: Entire home/apt

Amenities

Prices
Cleaning Fee: $35
Security Deposit: $231
Weekly Discount: 10%
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House Rules
No smoking
Not suitable for pets
No parties or events
Not safe or suitable for children (0-12 years)
Check in is anytime after 2PM

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
thanks


Cancellations

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.


Safety features
Smoke detector
Carbon monoxide detector
Fire extinguisher

Availability
2 nights minimum stay

126 Reviews


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Andrew User Profile
June 2017
We've stayed in quite a few airbnbs now. Most are pretty good but this one is probably the best so far. The photos don't do it justice. It has the most comfortable bed, cooking facilities if you want- not just a frying pan and a kettle as at a lot of places. Great fridge great lounge area, TV, music facility, bikes which we used. It is close to absolutely everything and Bruno even picked us up from the bus station. They are really nice people and I would recommend this place to anyone. Just wish we had more than 2 nights thanks Linda and Bruno

Sheila User Profile
June 2017
Wonderful stay at Linda's place. The apt is exactly as appears in the pictures, spacious and clean. We had everything we needed, kitchen was fully equipped, lovely hot water in shower. Sky TV with movies in English for those siesta hours when it was too hot to go outside! Internet worked perfectly and very fast. Linda gave us so much valuable advice about what to do and see not just in Ortigia but Catania as well. Bruno collected us from the training station when we arrived which was extremely helpful. Enjoyed many an evening going to jump into the a sea for a swim and then coming back and having a drink just outside the door watching the world go by. Would not hesitate to recommend and would stay here again when we come back!

Chloe User Profile
June 2017
Linda's place was great. She was super helpful with tips of where to eat, sorting out parking and was very patient when our flight was delayed. The apartment is really close to the rocks where you can sunbathe and go for a swim. It is also only a 5 min walk to the centre of town. Would recommend a stay here!

Judy User Profile
June 2017
Linda's place is in a perfect position close to everything. It is very well equipped with everything you need. It is a bit dark inside, but the position makes up for it. Would definitely recommend.

Anneke User Profile
April 2017
This air b&b was absolutely perfect! Way closer to the beach than we had expected, within walking distance from the center of town, and felt very safe and quiet at night. Perfectly clean and well-equipped kitchen. Also, Linda and Bruno picked us up from the bus stop and dropped up there when we left for free. Would definitely stay here again!

Susanne User Profile
April 2017
This apartment is excellently furnished, decorated and outfitted with everything you could need and very cozy. Great location in Ortigia, close to all the beautiful sites, cafes, restaurants, small ceramics workshops and most wonderfully a cove just across the street where you can swim and suntan on the rocks or a tiny beach which gets sun almost all day long! Keep in mind it is a ground floor apartment so you do get some traffic and work noise during the day (when you're usually out and about anyway) but it generally stops or tapers off in the afternoon/evening.

Heidi User Profile
April 2017
Great stay! Linda was very welcoming and had plenty of great tips. The apartment was really nice and had everything we needed. Thank you Linda!

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Noto, Italy · Joined in June 2013
Linda User ProfileLinda is a superhost.

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

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