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Belle-Etages apartment in the old town in a Palazzo with terrace u. 2 balconies

People4
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms1
Space 645 sq. ft.
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 2 - 3 nights

Overview

About the property

Beautiful palace of the XVIII. Century, newly restored and renovated.

The newly renovated apartment belongs to a residential palace of the XVIII. Century, the min. 2 walk from Cathedral Square, University Square, and is of the colorful fish market. You will find all modern conforts in a noble-furnished, stylish apartment in the style of past eras. The charming suite consists of an entrance hall, a large bedroom with king-size bed (which can be converted into 2 single beds), various cabinets and sunny balcony overlooking the Opera Theater, a large living room with a sofa and 1 sofa bed (for 2 persons) a wide dining table, TV with DVD player and PC LED monitor with a balcony; a large kitchen with marble worktop in the style of the ancient Sicilian cuisine is attending, equipped with all necessary utensils and appliances and furnished with dining table and chairs. A bathroom with shower and a separate laundry room with washer, wash-stand and coat stand still belong to the beautiful apartment. An atmospheric and peaceful terrace, flowers and plants of all varieties invites for morning breakfast or a small glass of wine in the Sicilian, starry nights. Wi-Fi is available in the whole house, and bed, bath and table linen.

Children are most welcome and colorful families, groups of friends, etc.

Travel literature, travel wallets and any information regarding Sicily, its history and its attractions are plentiful through books that are available there as well as by the erudition and knowledge of their friendly landlady.

A touch of the old Sicilian flair, aristocratic lifestyle you can get here determined. The old town is on foot to capture anywhere in a few minutes completely and buses (Bus central is close), or trains or in the car you can easily reach all interesting, more destinations like Taormina, Siracusa, Ragusa, Modica, Pachino or Agrigento, Palermo , Trapani.

City buses allow a few minutes to reach the beaches on foot and you land to the city harbor and the sea. Historic and colorful markets where everything is sold, are also nearby. Famous ice cream shop and pastry shop, cool little restaurants and bar are abundant everywhere.

More Details

Owner
Owner
Member since: 2015
Speaks English, French, Italian
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
18 May, 2017

Facilities

Accommodation and facilities for this holiday apartment in Catania in Sicily

Property Type:
  • apartment
  • floor 2
Building Type:
  • villa
Meals:
  • Self-catering
Housekeeping:
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 645 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • Events Allowed
  • children welcome
Location Type:
  • beach
  • city centre
  • mountain
  • near the sea
  • town
  • waterfront
Theme:
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Holiday Complex
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 8 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • The elegant bathroom has a large shower Becke (90 x 90), with large windows, a hairdryer, shower and bath linens, clothes rack. Next door is a very convenient laundry room with wash-stand, washing machine, ironing board and iron, shoe drawers and hanging possibilities.
Bedrooms:
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 4
  • The bedroom has a king size bed (180 cm), which is convertible into 2 separate single beds. Cabinets and drawers are also there as well as a sofa and 1 armchair. In the living room is a sofa that is convertible into a comfortable single bed. Given another bed under the sofa can bring Sleeps 4 namely in 2 separate bedrooms. Ideal for families and friend groups. The 2 bedrooms offer all guests the necessary privacy, since they represent two separate, independent spaces, can only be reached through the entrance / hallway. The bedroom has 2 balconies: one on the terrace and the second overlooking the Opera Theater.
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Toys
  • Video Games
  • Video Library
Outside:
  • Balcony
  • Terrace
  • Barbecue
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Onsite Services:
  • Chauffeur
  • Private Chef
  • Staff
Attractions:
  • botanical garden
  • caves
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • forests
  • library
  • live theatre
  • marina
  • museums
  • naturist beach
  • playground
  • recreation centre
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • theme parks
  • volcano
  • water parks
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • horse riding
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • ice skating
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • sailing
  • diving
  • ski lift pass
  • ski pass optional
  • ski
  • snorkelling
  • caving
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
Notes:
Catania and Sicily with its diversity and the sunny weather can meet several different requirements. The nightlife is in Catania z. B. pretty intense and vivid.

Reviews

Excellent! 4.3/5 -
(15 traveller reviews)

5

lovely apartment, great host

  • 5 of 5

Pretty much as others have said, Anna Marie is a gracious and welcoming host. The apartment is in an older building and quite nice. It had everything we needed and is close to the major sites of Catania. We enjoyed our too short a time there.

  • Review Submitted: May 24, 2017
  • Date of Stay: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Mary and Scott , It was a pleasure to have you as a guest and that the apartment was comfortable and welcoming for you
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2

Apartment in Central position but needs overhaul.

  • 2 of 5

This apartment is in an ideal central position, but, the drawback of this is the noise in the area of a night. Ideal for club goers but not seniors or families. We were warmly greeted at the apartment by Anna, who provided a welcome gift of wine, fruit and yoghurt. The central location made visiting the fish and produce market and the sights of the older district easily, accessible by foot. Our review downgrade relates to cleanliness(a build up of some time) the ineffective wifi which was unable to be accessed with any reliability and that unit advertised with a washing machine - had to pay if you wanted to use it.

Anna was a good host and higher rating could be easily achieved.

  • Review Submitted: May 9, 2017
  • Date of Stay: May 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

Wonderful apartment with gracious, helpful host

  • 5 of 5

Anna Maria is a marvelous host. In addition to a well-equipped kitchen, she had coffee, milk, breakfast treats, and a bottle of wine waiting for us. When we asked about a grocery store where we could buy eggs, she went to her own apartment and returned with some!

Anna Maria provided us with maps and brochures, but more importantly, she offered personal advice about shopping ( absolutely the best of everything very nearby), restaurants, and sightseeing.

We loved the apartment and her! You will not be disappointed if you choose to stay here. Old town Catania is fabulous!

  • Review Submitted: Apr 1, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Mar 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

A hidden treasure... Catania and Belle-Etages

  • 5 of 5

It's a shame travellers bypass Catania on the frequent Taormina to Syracuse route because there is so much to see and experience. If you do come, stay with Anna at her Belle-Etages apartment for a true Catanese palazzo experience. Turn left when exiting the apartment and within a minute you're in Piazza Bellini standing outside the opera house; turn right and again, in a minute you're in the main square, Piazza Duomo, a car-free Baroque beauty. From the nearby (5 minutes walk) bus stop it's possible to visit many neighbouring towns and beaches simply and cheaply. Anna know so much about her city and generously shares her insider tips. Do visit the cathedral's terraces for the best city and Mt Etna views, have a coffee in the sun near the city's emblematic elephant statue, eat fish or pasta Norma at the authentic market restaurants nearby, stroll to the Bellini Gardens and wander the impressive Greek and Roman ruins. Returning home after being part of this bustling city, you'll find a sumptuous quiet apartment with large rooms, high ceilings, antiques and cultural artefacts, a sunny terrace and a kitchen which will make you want to head to the market for supplies, just so you can dine in style. This was our first visit to Catania, but it won't be our last.

  • Review Submitted: Mar 15, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Mar 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

Thank you very much, Anna, for excellent holidays

  • 5 of 5

Charming and well equipped apartment, very central location; has fantastic books on baroque. Anna is very helpful and not only answered hundreds of our questions but also welcomed us with food and wine. Thank you very much, Anna!

  • Review Submitted: Mar 6, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Feb 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: We continually strive to offer a comfortable apartment, efficient and charming. All our guests have shown that they appreciate our efforts.
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5

Gorgeous, gorgeous and not at all run of the mill!

  • 5 of 5

This really is a Palazzo with a terrace. Walk up the old staircase, noticing the fading grandeur but perfect proportions, and suddenly there is your hostess, greeting you with a smile and sympathy for the warm day. In through the front door, across a coolly tiled balcony that goes all round the inner courtyard, noticing the array of blooms, planted and cut, and the noble ceramic heads in the famous Sicilian style. In the lobby of the flat, your eye is immediately caught by a knight in shining armour -- yes, really, it's one of those traditional puppets... and then you take in the noble furniture, the lamp that looks like a cloud descending (possibly with a nymph in it), and then into the kitchen where you find, to your delight, fresh rolls, plums, doughnuts. All this and more, a calmness which is quite astonishing considering you are right in the middle of the bustle of Catania. At night, as you fall asleep in the rather large bed, surrounded by some beautiful wardrobes and drapes, you might hear, distantly the strains of the local cafes, but you probably will find even that relaxing. What more can be said? It's a treasure of a place to stay and every quirk goes in the right direction. We'd go again like a shot.

  • Review Submitted: Jun 12, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Rental rates

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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event Price
 
Hochsommer
1 Jul 2017 - 31 Aug 2017
3 night minimum stay
£152
for 3 nights
From
£51
£337
£1,179
 
Notes: Rates are based on 1 guests; add £13 per night, per additional guest
 
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
£81
for 2 nights
From
£40
£253
£842
 
Notes: Rates are based on 1 guests; add £13 per night, per additional guest

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Refundable Damage Deposit £126.33

Endreinigung ab 3 Tagen 20€
Endreinigung ab einer Woche 35€
Waschmaschine darf erst ab dem 4. Tag Urlaub benutzt werden.
Auf jedem Fall darf die Waschmaschine nur nach der genauen Hinweisungen der Eigentuemerin benutzt werden und mit Erstattung eines kleinen Kostenbeitrages.

Haushalter/ Köchin/ Baby sitter 10€ pro Stunde .
Strom/ Wasser und Heizung sind im Endpreis eingeschlossen.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.
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