Studio Sicilia after a whitewashing facelift, 2014. Studio door is the second one up, and bedroom is third one up.Bedroom tallboy and bed (two single-sized beds together for flexibility)
Artist's/Writer's Studio in Sicily!
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1 bedroom
1 bed
1 bath
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1 bedroom
1 bed
1 bath
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Luminous studio designed for creative people explore the Sicilian countryside, or work on projects in a tranquil setting.
Discounts available for long stays and creative projects of 1+ weeks.

The space

An open plan, one-bedroom studio in a traditional Sicilian style home. With two skylights and two balconies, it's a sun-drenched apartment on a quiet street in the historic center of Cianciana, southern Sicily.

I'm an artist who likes to share my small studio while I'm living in Asia. My home is designed explicitly for an artist's and writer's needs: a flexible live-work space with a great view of terracotta tiled rooftops, next to a park that leads to olive groves and lemon trees for long walks to get your ideas flowing.

If you're hungry, there's a great pizzeria and plenty of cafes just around the corner.

For day trips, the striking beach of Eraclea Minoa is a 45-minute drive (recommended to rent a car). Or catch a bus to inspiration at the Greek temples of Agrigento by the sea - just 45 minutes away.

++ If you stay a week or more, we'll waive the cleaning fee. Message us for details.

* Starting 2016, we use only eco-friendly, biodegradable cleaning and household products.

* The studio was featured in the Sunday Times on 21st July, and was filmed for House Hunters International in 2012, just as it was being finished.

** Out of consideration for the cleaner, reservations must be made two days or more in advance. Thanks for your understanding.

Guest access

The entire two-room upstairs flat is yours.

Interaction with guests

Our bilingual manager Franca can help you with anything you might need.


Amenities
Kitchen
Internet
Essentials
Shampoo

Prices
Extra people No Charge
Cleaning Fee $37
Security Deposit $123
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House Rules
Check in time is 10AM - 8PM
Check out by 12PM (noon)

Details on how to use the water and rubbish facilities are at the studio.


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Availability
1 night minimum stay

38 Reviews

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Clayton User Profile
July 2017
What a lovely place! Perfect for two! Great shower, good facilities, easy parking, lovely little town.

Carlos User Profile
June 2017
The host canceled this reservation 40 days before arrival. This is an automated posting.

Emilia User Profile
September 2016
You can have an authentic, sicilian stay in Cianciana. The house is clean, and well prepared. I liked the style of furniture, and i had a calm short-trip. I suggest the beach in Sciacca and in San Leone :)

Lucy User Profile
July 2016
It was a fantastically decorated old house in a little village upon a little hill. It's just as described in the photos. We loved the quietness there and felt it was a privilege to stay in a special house like that. Everything is there except wifi, the bed and sofa are comfortable, the kitchen was not so well equipped but it's as expected. Best water pressure in the shower too!

Nikita User Profile
July 2016
Our stay was really good and enjoyable, the apartment is small, but really charming. Location within town is excellent, it's really close to the bars and restaurants, but not noisy. Although our overall experience was really amazing and wo would definitely recommend staying here, there were few things we didn't enjoy so much: 1) Cianciana is rather far from the beach, aprox. 40 minutes drive. Absolutely our fault that we didn't check this out before, but the drive from town to seaside is only some 20 km away, but is a small mountain road, so takes a lot of time. So we found the long drive a bit annoying, although the scenery on the way is amazing. 2) The water. Firstly sink faucets are rather had to manage. The small DIY sink with frog faucets is really cute, but impossible to turn off with wet hands. Another thing - shower. Franca told us that the water can be very hot, so we tried to be careful, but there's some problems with water pressure and the way pressure pump works (sometmes it does, others it does not) so we both, me and my wife, got a bit burned it the shower. 3) Bed. It was ok to sleep in it, but as it is actually two small bed put together there's a gap between them. Not comfortable if you want to sleep in an embrace os something :) And also not comfortable to read in the bed, because it's very light and is easily pushed away from the wall if pushing your back against it. Apart from these small matters, everything was really nice and the apartment was beautiful (in fact we decided, that we would like one just like that for ourselves).

Sophie User Profile
June 2016
I absolutely loved staying at Roy and Elizabeth's beautiful studio in Cianciana. The apartment was clean and exactly as described online with a real charm to it. Franca couldn't have been more welcoming, and she really went out of her way to make my trip as easy and fun as possible. I can't wait to go back soon hopefully! Thanks for a great stay!

Danielle User Profile
May 2016
Another brilliant stay at Elizabeth and Roy's place, everything we needed and expected. Lovely apartment fully inkeeping with the town. Planning a return trip in October and cant wait to stay here again.

Hong KongJoined in February 2012
Elizabeth User Profile

I'm an American artist based in Hong Kong, and really enjoy helping people feel at home by sharing our holiday studio in Sicily.

Languages: English, Français, Italiano, 中文
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Response time: within an hour

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