Holiday home, situated near the sea

Apartment - Entire home/apt · Via Bonforte, Catania, Sicily 95127, Italy

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If your interested in staying in catania you have just found the ideal apartment. Please read all our positive reviews.This is a beautifully located apartment situated 300 meters from the sea. The apartment is located in a family "piazza" and really blends in nicely with all the locals. It is approxiamately 5 minutes from the city center of Catania and 2 - 3 minutes from the central train station ( by car ). It is within walking distance and some of our guests did it, but not recommended in the strong heat! From the train station you can get the train to Toarmina, giardina naxos, messina, palermo and of course mainland italy. The train station is also the place to get a bus (6 euro return) to Mount Etna.There are many great local shops, bars and restaurants which are very low on price, and ideal for people looking to see how the real people of Sicily live in a friendly authentic environment. Bus stops into catania are on your doorstep ! Another great way to get around catania is by moped bikes and are easy to rent (hollywood) at the train station - good fun for couples. Check-in time is anytime and so is check-out time ! This can be important when flying. We have had no disappointed guests except for the ones who wanted to stay longer! There are towels provided and linen provided also.

The apartment itself consists of a double bed and en-suite bathroom, a sitting room with pull down sofa bed ( this can sleep up to two people), a kitchen and toilet / laundry room. There is air conditioning in two of the rooms . Also we have a special discount available for children, any child under 12 can stay free of charge.

Room type: Entire home/apt
Bed type: Real Bed
Accommodates: 4
Bedrooms: 1
Bathrooms: 1
Beds: 1
Extra people: $29 / night after the first guest
Minimum Stay: 2 nights
Weekly Price: $356 /week
Monthly Price: $855 /month
Cleaning Fee: $21
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Cancellation: Moderate

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  • Wonderful all around, clean and remodeled in a modern lovely way! Comfortable and cozy and very nice. The hosts are awesome. :)

    January 2014
  • I had a very pleasant stay in Ken's house, i felt at home, it was clean and nice and i would for sure go there again <3

    September 2013
  • We spent such a nice time at Ken's appartment. It's very well equipped, spacious and clean.
    Ken is very available to answer our questions.
    Her father-in-law who lives just beneath the appartment and welcomed us was very very nice!
    It was easy to find some place to park our car in the street.
    Go there!! ;)

    July 2013
  • e bellissimo c e tutto sei in citta sei al Mare e sei anche in Motagna e per fare la spesa ce lai davanti alla Porta di casa sei presto al Duomo presto alla Stazione dei Treni e il Mare ce lai 5 minuti a Piedi isomma ce tutto quello che uno a bisogna la cosa piu bella e che sei di Famiglia ti trovi in buona Compagnia se ai bisogno ti aiutono in tutti i modi come appartamento e carino ce il Bagno 2 climatizatore la cucina la Stanza da Letto io sono stato molto contento Mille Grazie

    June 2013
  • The flat is nicely renovated (in contrast with the house, which is really authentic Sicilian, with friendly and really helpful neighbours), equipped quite well for a short stay. There weren't any problems with the communication, though we've never met with our host, just with his father in law. He was very helpful and a really open person for babies.

    We really liked our neighbourhood, supermarket on the corner, and perfect places everywhere for a really rich and delicious breakfast. It was also good to walk down to the sea in 5 minutes.

    With babies there were some challenges (without baby bed, with the stairs and the noisy accordion doors), but it was managable. (The whole city is not baby friendly, it's not about the flat.) And I recommend everyone to take knives and some necessary kitchen equipment if you want to cook daily.

    May 2013
  • Great place to stay. Clean, convenient to shopping and has most all the amenities. Be sure to take the 448 bus as it's a bit of a hike from the train station. I learned the hard way.

    Giuseppe, who is Ken's father in law, lives below and is one of those characters from inside a book. So friendly and doesn't care much if you don't understand Italian. He just goes on and eventually it works.

    I wouldn't hesitate to recommend this place for one or two people.

    May 2013
  • The apartment was very clean and provided everything that we needed. Guieseppe was there to meet us and showed us around the apartment. The location was difficult.

    April 2013
  • This apartment is a great home for your stay in Catania. If you arrive at night - don't let the dark hallway entrance scare you off! Giuseppe and Ken are very kind and will make sure you have everything you need to feel at home in the apartment. The fixings are new, the bed comfortable and everything was really clean. It's a good walk into the center of the city - gives you a chance to learn your way around!

    November 2012
  • sweet home,

    near the flat you can find all what you need.
    the flat is in a nice backyard and its not loud there.

    if we come back we would choose it again

    October 2012
  • Мне очень понравилось пребывание в квартире Кена. И хотя с Кеном мы общались только по телефону, он оставил только приятные впечатления, проявляя заботу. Его тесть Джузеппе, который живет на первом этаже дома, прекрасный человек. Он при приезде все обяснил и показал нам, а так же просил обращаться к нему при наличии проблем. Есть только одно маленькое замечание. Бесплатная парковка возле дома не гарантирована. Это просто узкая улица. Каждый раз возвращаясь вечером к дому, я переживал, что мне не достанется на ней места.
    Большое спасибо Кену и Джузеппе за теплый прием.

    September 2012
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(website hidden) Likes: Hi , I live in Dublin, Ireland and I am married to Giusy from Catania, Sicily. We have two beautiful children and anytime that we get an oppourtunity we go to our Holiday Home in Catania.We like to travel a lot, but I also like to relax a lot in Catania. Sicily is a very beautiful island and is well worth a visit. It is different from the mainland (italy) especially the food! The people are also more relaxed and friendly. Toarmina and Mount Etna are only a short drive away from the apartment (30 mins). There is alot to do in Catania and the surrounding areas.
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