About This Listing
Apartment near Lo Zingaro Natural Reserve, just 70 mt from the beach.
The apartment is located in a housing complex, just 70 mt from the sea. The apartment has a private entrance, garden with sheltered veranda equipped with external furniture, barbecue and external shower. You may access the house through the sheltered veranda. The apartment is made up of an open-plan living room with kitchen corner, one double bedroom and one bedroom with bunk bed, a bathroom with shower. The apartment is equipped with air conditioning,TV sat, fridge, microwave, crockery and cutlery, hairdryer, iron facilities and beach-umbrella. Private parking. Internet Wi-fi available. Pets allowed on request.
The washing machine is located in a common area and shared with the other guests of the housing complex.
The old Baglio of Scopello,Castellammare del Golfo is just 1.6 km from the apartment. There you can find restaurants, coffee bars, cash machine, souvenir shops ect.. Car is recommended.
Castellammare del Golfo downtown is 10 km away. There you can find all the main services like bank, post office, pharmacy, super markets, club ect..Nearby you can't miss an excursion through the beautiful beaches of the Natural Reserve of Lo Zingaro.
The position of the house allows you to visit all the most important places of interest such as the Greek temple of Segesta, Erice, Selinunte or the old regional capital of Palermo in less than 1 hour driving. I suggest you to taste the traditional dishes of Sicilian cuisine. You won't regret it! In Scopello remember to taste the delicious homemade bread with olive oil, tomato, cheese, sardine and oregano. So ask for "Pani cunzato" and enjoy it with a good Sicilian wine.
The apartment is totally privat. The only shared area is the parking and the laundry.
Interaction with Guests
I don't live in the apartment but I'll be at your disposal during your stay here. You can reach me by phone or email and if necessary I'll come to visit you.
The perfect place if you want to rest and leave behind you the daily stress. Very quite place, strict contact with nature and just few steps away from the beach.
Car is essential. Privat parking. The nearest supermarket is 1.2 away from the apartment. In Scopello centre there are bar, restaurants, a bakery, a tobacco shop and a cash machine.
Other Things to Note
The town of Castellammare del Golfo requires a local tax of Euro 1.00 per person/night with exclusion of children 0-12. The local tax is due up to 5 nights.The cost must be paid on cash upon arrival.
1. It is a Renter’s responsibility to ensure that the property in the same conditions as upon arrival. Any loss or damage caused by negligence or wilful neglect will be automatically deducted from breakage deposit.
2. The Renters are requested to act in a responsible manner at all times, and with respect towards other guest and neighbours. The Owner reserve the discretionary right, acting in good faith, to ask any individual to vacate the villa for disruptive behaviour, without any refund.
3.Only the total number of guest specified in the booking contract at the time of reservation can be accommodated in the villa and stay during the rental period.
4. The Renters are kindly asked to vacate the property by 10 am on departure (website hidden) will be Renter’s responsibility to throw the litter in the appropriate public litter bins.
5. If any infrastructure problem exits, The Renter must notify The Owner so that the problem can be fixed within reasonable times.
7. The Renters are kindly asked to communicate their arrival time some day before in order to arrange check in at the apartment. (NO RECEPTION THERE).
8. The Renter is responsible for cleaning up the kitchen area and washing the dishes
The experience was great. The house is really close to a small and lovely beach, it has everything one may need. Eliana was simply an excellent host and helped us out with everything we asked. She really went out of her way and was amazing having her nearby. I truly recommend this house although you do need a car!
IN APRIL this is not a great place as the sun doesn't really get over the mountain and the place is therefore dark and very damp…
That makes the house very cold. There are no view to speak about from the terrace. Just facing trees and the neighbours fence.
The house is in an gated area and in that time of the year gives you a slight ghost town feeling. The house has terrible lighting and is not cosy.
All this might be great in the summer months when it is so hot and you like to be in a cool place and with lots of shade. In summer it will be more lively and the beach cleared from trash.
For April, sorry, not great and we left earlier.
But as I said in July and August when the sun is high and intense, I am sure much better.
Else, Eliana was greeting us well and patient when we first got lost. The Scopello area is great and we went trekking in the nature reserve which is amazing. Scopello village is beautiful and the area has great other sites to visit.
I'm really sorry you didn't enjoyed your stay at the apartment. If you had told me about this problem during your stay I could have moved you somewhere else and don't oblige you to move earlier. I'm always happy to hear suggestions from my guests and no guests before you in April have claimed about this problem so I couldn't image it. I' really sorry you didn't call me and Icouldn't do anything to help you to improve your stay here. If you decide to come back I'll be happy to offer you a discount.
Eliana guided us from the small village of Scopello to the flat. She was very, very helpful and gave us a lot of very useful advices concerning Scopello and the area. The flat is calm and just aside of Zingaro. It is well equiped. We liked our stay there. :-)
We were welcomed warmly by Eliana and her husband and she went through everything with us efficiently. The house is as described . It was spacious ,very clean and had the basic equipment needed. Very nice patio furniture which because of the weather we could not take advantage of! The beach is a very short walk . It would be wonderful in good weather. Do try the pane cuzato from the baker in the wee village of scopello (near the parking lot)- it was new to us and delicious.
Eliana was great to deal with: professional and prompt and endeavored to fix any issues we had.
The flat was lovely, clean, professionally prepared and had pretty much everything we needed.
Although it's in a gated-community type of area, it's quite remote and there was no phone coverage in our flat; you only had to walk a couple of hundred metres to get it. The Internet was also a bit sketchy at times.
I'd thoroughly recommend renting through Eliana and intend to do so again, but as phone and Internet are important to me, I'd take one of her other places. If these things aren't important to you, then this apartment is fantastic and a minute from a lovely beach.
Perfect seaside escape. The space is simple inside with a great kitchen to try out your own Sicilian cooking. Outside area is large and great for a group or family and only meters from a fantastic beach. The town is a good 10-15 minute uphill walk, but you will be ready for a large dinner at one of the great restaurants up there. Eliana was really helpful and all her suggested places to dine and visit were fantastic. It was good to have a car here to access all the other lovely towns and beaches near by.
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About the Host, Eliana
It is not easy to talk about me in few words, probably not even in a million words. Anyway, my name is Eliana and I come from Italy. I graduated in Cultural Tourism and got the master degree in Modern Languages and translation for International relations. I like travelling. Travelling for me is more than a passion, it is like a life style. I am not a tourist, I am an inhabitant of the world..of each place I visit. Travelling for me means to be part of a new world, get in touch with new people, knowing their culture, their history, their religion and also their culinary tradition…I like photography because it allows me to cacth every single moment and keep it in abit of eternity. What do I like yet?I like food. Even food is part of our culture and I can’t deny I love eating. Good food makes me happy. What else?Mmmm…I’m very obstinate and I don’t stop running until I cross the line, even if I am not the first. The most important thing is to reach your goals, even if they require a hard work. Because as a famous singer sings :
“No mountains too high, for you to climb,
All you have to do is have some climbing faith,
No rivers too wide, for you to make it across,
All you have to do is belive it when you pray”
If you want to discover the real Sicily I'll be happy to show you the way.
Being a good host is not easy but I'll try to do my best to make your stay as comfortable as possible. Any suggestion or critique will be welcome. I will be at your disposal if any problem will occur during your stay. If you don't like something, give me the possibility to remedy in time... I'd like that you could bring you back home a good memory of your holiday...
In Scopello village you find all the main things you need: restaurants, pizzeria, coffe bars, tobacco shop, cash machine and the bakery.Scopello Sicilia
Tonnara Faraglioni. To access here it is necessary to pay a ticket.Largo Tonnara Scopello 91014
Thats the supermarket closest to the apartment. Usually it is open from Mon to Sun, from (phone number hidden). Sometime the timetable can change.Contrada Piano Vignazza Castellammare del Golfo Sicily 91014
Dont miss a visit in Castellammare harbour. Mornings you find the fishermen selling the caught of the day. During the night instead there are some lovely bars with live music.Castellammare del Golfo Sicily
PharmacyViale Umberto I Castellammare del Golfo Sicily 91014