About This Listing
Nice pleasure 2 floor house with 2 rooms, with a terrace of 15 sqm (49 sqft)in a quiet area. Consisting of 1 bedroom, kitchen, terrace and bathroom.
Comfort:TV, Wi-fi, air conditioner, washing machine, everything for cooking, linen, towels,hair dryer
Guests can enjoy this marvellous terrace equipped with a table and chairs for eating outside.
Located in the historic center within walking distance from places of interest and entertainment, beach, market, pubs and restaurants. Possibility to stay for 4 persons. The house is ideal for a couple or family who intend to spend a romantic getaway to the beach and visit places of outstanding natural beauty and cultural heritage. The town is ideal for sightseeing in the Zingaro, Segesta, Palermo, Trapani, Agrigento.
All cost are included in the price: final cleaning, bed linel, towels......
Interaction with Guests
For any request or advice, transfer.
Free Parking in front of the house,
House totally renovated
The main beach of Castellammare del Golfo is only 5 to 10 mins by car. A bus operated by a company called Russo provides a connection with beaches, the bus station (email hidden) (994 ft) from the house. During the summer months there are numerous beach bars with sunbathing facilities, pedalos, baby areas etc…
There are also several other beaches, offering more tranquillity and the option of scuba diving.
In about 10 minutes you can reach the famous seaside resort of Guidaloca, with its turquoise sea and it’s ancient tower.
The maritime village of Scopello (15 min) is a natural paradise, small but rich of traditions. A place able to preserve itself as time goes by: few houses, the courtyard, a church, the Faraglioni and the Tonnara. The tonnara is one of the most ancient of the island, not used anymore, is the proof of a former flourishing activity. It evokes the charm of an abandoned place and the silence that surrounds it, is interrupted only by the sound of the waves. The buildings of the “mattanza”, the stock house where the tuna was stored and the anchors used for the fishing nets are still visible.
There's also the nature reserve of Zingaro (15 min): has a coast 7 kilometres long that is beautiful and uncontaminated and overlooks the gulf of Castellammare and the mountains, enriched by the small bays and the evocative vertical cliffs. Important for the wide variety of rare and endemic plants, the Zingaro is also important for the fauna: in fact the existence of small ecological paradises allows a fauna variety that doesn’t exist in other parts of the island. The area is also of archaeological importance thanks to the spectacular cave, “grotta dell’Uzzo” where there was one of the first prehistoric settlements of the island. Walkers paradise & excellent opportunities for scuba diving whether you are experienced or it's your first time.
The village of San Vito Lo Capo is a renowned bathing resort, especially famous for its enchanting beach: crystal water with the colors of turquoise, green and intense blue.
Segesta: Mythological destination highly recommended, with its Punic temple in Doric style built outside the city walls at the end of the 5th century B.C. but also important for the theatre that overlooks the sea.
Erice: small Medieval village with its castle, the fascinating churches and a breathtaking view at the “Belvedere”, the Punic fortifications, the castle of Venere, the Medieval historical center…but let's not forget the typical almonds desserts!
Trapani: a fishing and ferry port with a long history. Trapani was an important town throughout the Middle Ages, and it is the medieval phase of the town's past which is most evident in the old town. It is possible to see numerous dazzlingly white mountains shimmering in the sun: these are hills of Trapani’s salt-mills, an evocative and unreal scenario.
Egadi Islands: Favignana, Levanzo and Marettimo, pearls of the Mediterranean area, of an undeniable beauty, with natural caves that overlook the cobalt blue sea, but also remainings of prehistorically civilizations and famous for the “Mattanza” (traditional fishing of tunas).
Marsala - Mothia: Marsala is famous for the sweet wine, but also for the isle of Mothia and the Salinas with wind mills. The Isle of Mothia is a Punic site where the Phoenicians stopped in the VIIIth century B.C. before settling in Sicily. The island is connected to land thanks to a small undersea tunnel.
Selinunte: the most important archaeological area in Europe, proof of the Hellenic civilization in Sicily.
Palermo: the Capital of Sicily, is a melting pot of many different cultures that throughout the years have been conquering the island and the city, loving it, fighting for it and leaving strong traditions that still coexist today. One of the richest towns in the island for history and art: the Cathedral, the “Palatina” Chapel, the “Quattro Canti”, the Pretoria Square, the Martorana Church and of course the traditional markets of “Ballaro’” and “Vucciria” where delight the palate with local vegetables, fruits and typical “panelle”and “arancine”.
Monreale: a Medieval town known for its Arab-Norman Cathedral, built in the 12th century and famous for its Byzantine mosaiccovered interior walls
Free parking in front of the house
Other Things to Note
How to reach us:
Castellammare del Golfo is close to the motorway A29 connecting Palermo to Mazara del Vallo
From the Airport
50 Km from Aereoporto Palermo Punta Raisi "Falcone e Borsellino"
59 Km from Aereoporto Trapani Birgi "Vincenzo Florio"
Castellammare del Golfo Railway Station.
With Bus From/to Trapani-Azienda Siciliana Trasporti From/to Palermo-Autoservizi Russo: bus Station is 400 mt. faroff from the house
Please inform us of your arrival time.
Courtesy and good manner
Enrico waited for us at the apartment. He was punctual and really nice about showing the apartment and explaining to us the location and what to do in the town and in the surroundings. The apartment corresponded to the description. It was a really nice place, comfortable, well located, and with really easy access to everything. We loved the place, and we especially loved the reception that Enrico gave us, and also the good bye. He is a wonderful person and we recommend the place to anyone.
We had a wonderful week in Castellammare del Golfo and highly recommend the town and apartment.
The apartment is very well situated in the heart of the town with only a few steps to a bakery, supermarket, fish shop and coffee bar. It is less than 10 minutes walk to the bus station and the port where there are excellent restaurants and local boat tour providers. The apartment is very clean and homely with a large terrace (3 times the size of most neighbouring balconies), well equipped kitchen, washing machine, and a firm but comfortable bed.
Our hosts Vanessa and Enrico went above and beyond our expectations. On arrival into Italy from Australia, Alitalia lost some of our luggage. Enrico and Vanessa contacted the airline and arranged for our luggage to be delivered the following morning. They also provided a great welcome to the town, by providing us with maps, recommendations of places to eat, drink and shop and a personally guided tour. Talking with them gave us a great understanding of life in Sicily, we feel very privileged to have met them both.
Overall, a beautiful town and wonderful memories of the apartment and our hosts Vanessa and Enrico. Thank you.
Vanessa & Enrico are amazing hosts!
When we have arrived we were with a bottle of wine and lots of supporting things, starting from leaflets from the restaurants and places to visit and the whole big description of the village.
The apartment is small but very cozy, with a great balcony which we used to relax, eat and sunbath.
The bathroom was very clean and had all the necessary stuff (starting from towels to the sun lotions) as well as the kitchen which were equipped with everything you would need to prepare food including spices and olive oil.
When we had a small question about the apartment facility, Vanessa & Enrico came just in 5 minutes to fix it and brought a bag of fruits from their garden which was amazingly thoughtful of them.
I have to say that we were really lucky to pick that apartment from any point of view! Its perfectly located in a cozy town, while its very efficient in terms of starting to get some glimpses of Sicily since it is easy to get to all the interesting cities & destinations in the western part of the Sicily (Palermo to the right; Trapani, Erice, Marsala to the left and Segesta, Selinunte down to the south).
We loved spending time in Castellammare del Golfo!
I hope to visit this place again and definitely would contact Vanessa & Enrico again!
We stayed two weeks in the end of september in wonderful Castellamare del Golfo with our 4 months old baby.
The apartment is small but fine and was nice and clean when came. It has a wonderful terracce where we enjoyed all the meals we cooked at home. The kitchen is basic but has the things you need for cooking a nice pasta dish.
Enrico and Vanessa were great hosts and gave us a lot of good advice on were to go eat, which beach was the best etc. We really apprecciated that. They were also very welcomming and ready to help with any question we had.
Castellamare del Golfo is a fine city which has all the tourist infrastructure you need. It is well located as there is a lot to see in the surrounding area.
Fantastic host. We left it quite late and needed the apartment on the same day but Enrico was able to accommodate us easily.
We used Castellamare Del Golfo as a base to explore the north west end of Sicily and this apartment was ideal. It's located close to shops and a supermarket and has on street parking. The apartment was clean and is perfectly sized for a couple or 3 people (there's a single bed up on a mezzanine). There's a pretty large terrace on the roof and a small well equipped kitchen where we cooked a few meals.
Enrico was extremely friendly and helpful, providing maps of the town and the area with his recommendations marked out. The bottle and wine and huge bag of grapes he left us was a really lovely touch! We booked 3 nights but ended up booking another.
Great apartment and a great guy - highly recommended. We never met Vanessa as she was busy working but i'm sure she was cool!
We were warmly welcomed by Enrico who took the time to give us some great tips and insights about good places to eat and visit. The apartment met our expectations and had a great terrace. The apartment is conveniently located, close to bars and restaurants. The traffic in the street can sometimes be a bit noisy, though this was never a problem during our stay.
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About the Host, Vanessa
We are a young couple who love sicilian wine and gastronomy , know new person and travelling. We have a farm, we adore the popular tradition and wild side of nature