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A home in Ortigia. in the heart of historic centre, few steps away from the sea!

Sleeps8
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms3
Space 150 m²
Property type house
Minimum Stay 4 nights

Overview

About the property

First floor:

living room with a sofa/bed (french size bed 140cm), coffee table, two armchairs, flat screen tv

kitchen/ dining room, bathroom with shower, spacious bedroom with queen size bed.

Second floor: master bedroom (queen size) with two balconies and en suite bathroom with shower, double bedroom with two single beds that can be made up as one double, bathroom with bath tub.

Top floor: summer kitchenette. Terrace overlooking rooftops


Owner
Ginevra
Member since: 2015
Speaks english, italian, dutch
Response time
Within an hour
Response rate
100%
Calendar last updated:
14 December, 2017

About Ginevra

Ginevra Lovatelli the owner of this property is Roman art historian, interior decorator and tourist guide and fell in love with Ortigia almost 10 years ago. Her dream to have a place to stay here came finally true when she bought this little building that she has restored and decorated with a lot of passion. A personal and sophisticated touch is given also by her Flemish husband’s artworks spread all over the place!

Ginevra purchased this house in 2014

What makes this house unique

The apartment is spacious and except for one bedroom at the first floor is very bright. Furniture and decoration are simple and unique thank to the paintings of Ginevra's husband and the old pieces she personally found restored and recicled to create unusual pieces of furniture.

On the top floor a lovely terrace overlooking the rooftops is accessible climbing four more steps from the summer kitchenette. Here you can relax sunbathing, reading a book, sipping fresh Sicilian squeezed oranges or having a barbecue and few glasses of a good wine with your family or friends.

Located few steps away from the little, charming square “della Graziella” which takes its name from the old neighborhood between the ruins of the stunning Greek temple dedicated to Apollo and the colorful open air market. Few steps away from cafes, shops and two of the best restaurants in town.

A 5 minutes walk brings you to the closest access to the sea Forte Vigliena where you can relax swimming in clean water and sunbathing on big rocks or on the typical wooden platforms even if you are in the historical centre of a city!

A 10 minutes walk will bring you in the famous square of the Cathedral and a 15 minutes walk to the romantic spot of the mythological spring “Fonte Aretusa”

Amenities

Accommodation and facilities for this holiday house rental in Syracuse, Italy

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 150 m²
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • Min. age of primary renter: 30
  • Children welcome ...
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • City Centre
  • Near The Ocean
Theme:
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove ...
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • first bathroom - toilet , shower enclosure
    second bathroom with bath tub - toilet , bath with shower , bidet
    third bathroom with shower - toilet , shower enclosure
Bedrooms:
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • master bedroom - 1 double bed
    secon bedroom - 1 double bed
    third bedroom - 2 single bed
Entertainment:
  • Books ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
Outside:
  • Balcony ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Veranda / Loggia ...
Suitability:
  • long term rentals available
Attractions:
  • churches
  • live theatre
  • marina
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • volcano
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • diving
  • snorkelling
  • surf fishing
  • swimming
  • water skiing

Reviews

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A home in Ortigia. in the heart of historic centre, few steps away from the sea!
average rating of 4.652174 based on 23 reviews
5

Wonderfull townhouse near all you need in Ortigia

  • 5 of 5

Lively townhouse with lots of opportunities to be together, split up, enjoy the sun and experience Ortigia and Syracuse. Three separate bedrooms, 3 bathrooms, 2 kitchens allocated in 3 floors. What more do you need but to enjoy.

  • Review Submitted: 22/10/2017
  • Date of Stay: October 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much Anders for your lovely review!!! Come back soon!!! All the best Ginevra
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4

Happy visit

  • 4 of 5

We enjoyed our stay in the property and the town . It was very convenient and close to every attraction. Only 5 minutes walk from an almost 3,000 year old temple! Accommodation comfortable, clean and well equipped. Great having the little terrace and the two kitchens. Alberto who welcomed us was incredibly helpful. Loved Ortigia. Air conditioning units were amazingly quiet. The main sunny bedroom a bit noisy every morning between 6.00 am and 8.15 due to builders nearby, something out of Ginerva’s control. Back bedroom very quiet.

  • Review Submitted: 25/10/2017
  • Date of Stay: October 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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4

Great location

  • 4 of 5

Great location with a great feel to it - gird your loins to climb the stairs but you get better at it by the second day. We loved sitting on the rooftop terrace having a drink at the end of the day.

Some of the services need a litle love and attention. We pointed out the problems with the washing machine to the manager - I'm sure they'll deal with them promptly.

  • Review Submitted: 04/07/2017
  • Date of Stay: June 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: The washing machine has been substitute with a new one last week and in october we will also replace the staircase with a more comfortable one!
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Noisy and poor facilities

  • 1 of 5

The downstairs bedroom was very damp. The kitchens were unusable. The house opened on to the tiny road with noise all the time. Stray cats even wondered in through the grating. The clothes washer did not work well and the tiny spiral staircase was difficult to negotiate.

  • Review Submitted: 30/05/2017
  • Date of Stay: May 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

Ortigia Style!!

  • 5 of 5

The apartment was just great for our month stay in Ortigia. Plenty of room for 3 people and terrific location. Alberto, our Ortigia contact for the apartment, was extremely helpful with any glitches or questions we had. He was quick to respond to our needs for the apartment or travel assistance,. Ginevra has created a cozy and typical Ortigia apartment that shows her love of the area. She also responded quickly to questions and needs when renting and provided information that was most useful during our stay.

We would highly recommend the apartment for a short or long stay while in Ortigia. Lots of cafes, restaurants and safe neighborhood to all the the sites and joy of Ortigia.

  • Review Submitted: 12/04/2017
  • Date of Stay: March 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much Sarah for you fantastic review! I am so happy you had spend such a long and pleasant time in our beloved home in Ortigia! Come back one day!!!! All the best. Ginevra
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5

Fantastic place in great location in wonderful city

  • 5 of 5

The place was perfect for us. A great location and easy walk to the morning market and the sites. We cooked each night in the kitchen and sat in the terrace each late afternoon. We would return on our next trip to Siricusa which is a fantastic place.

  • Review Submitted: 16/02/2017
  • Date of Stay: February 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dearest Tom, Thank you very much for your kind words. Our guests 5 star reviews are the only thing we need to keep working and let our home well! We hope you'll come back to Siracusa soon and that you'll decide to be our guests again! All the best. Ginevra
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Map

Nearest Airport
60 Kilometres
catania fontanarossa international airport
Nearest Barpub
100 Metres
My favorite: Bar del Ponte. Cristina
Nearest Restaurant
50 Metres
Many. My favorite: Gut and L'Ancora
Nearest Beach
200 Metres
public acces at Bagno di Forte Vigliena (rocks)
Car: recommended

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Rates & Availability

Rental Rates for this holiday house in Syracuse, Italy

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
EUR
Convert Currency
Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
 
alta
23 Dec 2017 - 7 Jan 2018
4 night minimum stay
AU$248
AU$1,815
 
Notes: Rates are based on 5 guests; add AU$16 per night, per additional guest
 
bassa
8 Jan 2018 - 25 Mar 2018
4 night minimum stay
AU$202
AU$1,411
AU$3,412
 
Notes: Rates are based on 5 guests; add AU$16 per night, per additional guest
 
alta
26 Mar 2018 - 8 Apr 2018
4 night minimum stay
AU$248
AU$1,706
AU$3,878
 
Notes: Rates are based on 5 guests; add AU$16 per night, per additional guest
 
media
9 Apr 2018 - 31 May 2018
4 night minimum stay
AU$233
AU$1,629
AU$3,878
 
Notes: Rates are based on 5 guests; add AU$16 per night, per additional guest
 
alta
1 Jun 2018 - 30 Sep 2018
4 night minimum stay
AU$248
AU$1,815
AU$4,110
 
Notes: Rates are based on 5 guests; add AU$16 per night, per additional guest
 
media
1 Oct 2018 - 31 Oct 2018
4 night minimum stay
AU$233
AU$1,706
AU$3,878
 
Notes: Rates are based on 5 guests; add AU$16 per night, per additional guest
 
bassa
1 Nov 2018 - 23 Dec 2018
4 night minimum stay
AU$202
AU$1,411
AU$3,412
 
Notes: Rates are based on 5 guests; add AU$16 per night, per additional guest
 
My Standard Rate
4 night minimum stay
AU$202
AU$1,411
AU$3,412
 
Notes: Rates are based on 5 guests; add AU$16 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable Damage Deposit AU$155.11
pulizie finali AU$108.58

10€ per perona a notte nel caso gli ospiti siano più di 5
Fumatori ammessi ma si fuma solo nei balconi e in terrazza

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.
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