ORTIGIA WATERFRONT WiFi,SKYE,BIKES

Apartment - Entire home/apt · Via Nizza, Syracuse, Sicily 96100, Italy

The Space

Perfect for single or a couple .

WE CAN ALSO ARRANGE YOUR PICKUP/DROPOFF AT THE BUS/TRAIN STATION FOR NO ADDITIONAL COST.
STARTING MAY 1,2014 AIRPORT PICKUP CAN BE DONE FOR 60 EURO FEE UP TO 4 PEOPLE BUT YOU MUST REQUEST AT LEAST TWO WEEKS BEFORE ARRIVING.

THERE IS A WONDERFUL WASH AND FOLD LAUNDRY SERVICE NEARBY .

LOCAL CAR 25 DAY/SCOOTER 20 DAY RENTAL NEARBY

Small street level apartment located directly on the waterfront in Ortigia. YOU ARE IN THE CITY SO WE MUST NOTE THAT YOU ARE NOT "BEACHSIDE". 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, we also have parking in front (during the week days)so you do not have to leave your car in the public parking far away. You really can stay without an auto here as everything is handy and public transport easy to use and close by.

ATTENTION IF YOU COME BY CAR:
As so many of our guests arrive on weekends when the traffic is closed to the non residents- you will have to park in a public spot and we will transport you and your bags to the apartment. This applies to Ortigia in general and not just our apartment.
It is quite easy and much more economical ( if you are only staying 3 days ) to take the bus directly from the airports straight into Siracusa where we can collect you . If you are staying longer but just want to take day trips Ortigia has Budget, Avis,Eurocar and many other companies within walking distance as long as you rent ahead of time in the busy months they are competitive with the airport. We can arrange to have you picked up at the airport for 60 euro up to 4 people
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. We also have an amazing apartment in the wonderful town of Buccheri and can arrange a split between your time in the city and there(1 week and 1 week).
please check it out under the listing- search BUCCHERI SICILY and SICILY'S HIDDEN GEM BUCCHERI SR

The apartment is well suited for someone with mobility issues as it has wide entrances and is ground floor,one level,parking 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 and fast,and unlimited. Big screen TV with 800 multi-language Skye channels. Everything is included in the price

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.

Friday --> from 9 PM to 2 AM
Saturday and (public) holidays --> 4:30 PM to 2 AM
Sunday and (public) holidays --> from 11 AM to midnight

SAVE YOURSELF LOTS OF CASH - ARRIVAL BY BUS FROM THE AIRPORT (CATANIA 6.50 EURO) 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

Guest Access

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

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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The Neighborhood

Use the internet - look up ORTIGIA and BUCCHERI
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Getting around

buses,taxis and rental cars/scooters within walking distance

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.

Room type: Entire home/apt
Bed type: Real Bed
Accommodates: 2
Bedrooms: 1
Bathrooms: 1
Beds: 1
Minimum Stay: 3 nights
Weekly Price: $536 /week
Security Deposit: $426
Cleaning Fee: $43
Check In: 2:00 PM
Check Out: 12:00 PM (noon)
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Cancellation: Strict

Overall Guest Satisfaction

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  • The place is in a good location away from noisy streets (although there's always a lot of honking in Ortigia during the daytime. At night it's fine.) Don't know if I'd call it a sea view, but the apartment is on the water if you walk down the street. It backs up to the water, but access is from the front. The apartment has a well equipped kitchen, more than your usual rental. Plenty of space for a couple. The bed was very comfortable and the shower stayed nice and hot for a long time. Lots of the comforts that Americans are used to…especially the microwave, which was such a relief for my husband who had up until this point found it impossible to use his microwaveable back heater.

    Would be nice to have a washing machine as the laundromat was pretty far away and I ended up washing my clothes in the sink rather than waste half a day hanging around there waiting for my clothes. I had planned on doing this sort of thing, so it wasn't a big deal. There's a drying rack on which to hang your clothes, but since there's no balcony, you kind of have to not care about someone on the street messing with your clothes. No one messed with ours and it was fine.

    It was such a relief to be picked up from the bus station and taken to our place. Linda and Bruno were so kind as to wait for us at the station when our bus was late and we had no cell phone communication. They were great with helping us figure things out. You can't beat this with a hotel. It really takes the edge off things when you're traveling and tired. And if you don't speak Italian, you really need someone like Linda to give you some guidance about things. This was truly helpful.

    We loved Ortigia so much that we skipped the idea of renting a car and driving around in favor of hanging out and chilling. This place is beautiful and magical. Linda's place is a perfect place to relax and feel comfortable and safe. Highly recommended.

    April 2014
  • We really enjoyed our stay at Linda and Bruno's place. Perfect location and it was great to be able to watch a couple of movies in English on their cable TV. Loved the Pizza recommendation as well.

    January 2014
  • Linda and Bruno were helpful and gracious hosts. Their apartment,although not large, has all conveniences needed for a relaxing stay (full kitchen , bathroom, REAL bed, air conditioning etc). The location on Ortigia is great - opposite the water, a decent corner store just 5 minutes away where you can buy fresh bread, olives, milk, even a bottle of wine. The Piazza Duomo and Piazza Archimedes less than 10 minutes away with great cafes along the way. Would we stay there again? Definitely.

    January 2014
  • Linda and Bruno were fantastic hosts! They picked us up at the bus stop and dropped us off there again at the end of our stay. They recommended some great local eateries which helped us avoid some of the mundane tourist restaurants. The apartment was clean, well located, easy to find, and had everything we needed to cook a few simple meals. The satellite TV came in handy on the one rainy day we had in Syracuse, and the bikes were a special treat to use on one of the sunniest days there. We were able to ride the bike path north and have great views of Mt. Etna. We were a couple and there was ample room for both us. We highly recommend staying here if you get the chance to visit Ortigia.

    December 2013
  • Well, that was our best experience so far with this site. The appartment is very nice, very well located. We swam (14th of December!!!) 20m away from the place. Great restaurants around, and Linda and her husband are lovely people!

    December 2013
  • We had a really good time at the apartment - it is really cosy and everything you need is there.
    Linda and Bruno were great hosts.
    We had bad luck with the weather, but the rest was quite perfect.

    December 2013
  • Nice little apartment in great location. They had reserved a car space for us. There's nice supermarkets nearby and there is plenty of cooking facilities and satellite t. With English channels and films if it rains.

    November 2013
  • Linda was a really great host. Decied a time to meetup by phone and she and her husband were there on time. American so no language barrier. Helpful and nice to talk to.

    Safe and beautiful area. No issues or anything else. Recommended.

    November 2013
  • We had a wonderful stay at Linda and Bruno's place. Greeted so personally and warmly. And Linda was so very helpful with information and arrangements.

    The location was terrific. It had everything we needed for our stay and for making meals. And the bikes - what a treat! A great way to explore the area and a convenient way to get to the main part of Siracusa. We did a bike ride and a swim in the ocean on our last morning... what a great goodbye!

    October 2013
  • I do recommend this flat. Linda was very helpful and nice! The Apartment is very well located. Siracusa / Ortigia is so beautiful anyway. We had also a lot of fun with the bikes as well.
    The only problem we had were the mosquitoes. But they are everywhere.

    October 2013
    Linda
    Response from Linda:

    thank you, and you are right -the mosquitoes are everywhere! It is the price we are paying for such warm weather in October.

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I am originally from the United States living now in europe for over 10 years -most of that time in Sicily. My husband 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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