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New apartment with private garden and 2 bikes available

People4
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms1
Space 699 sq. ft.
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 2 - 3 nights
Popular Features
  • Free Wifi
  • Washing Machine
  • Air Conditioning
  • Parking

Overview

About the property

Casetta Azzurra is a bright house, furnished with care and love.

house description

The apartment has just been renovated and is located within a quiet gated condominium surrounded by greenery and equipped with electric gate, where you can park your car. In the private garden, guests will find two bicycles at their disposal to get around town.

It has TV, air conditioning and free wi-fi system; It is located on the ground floor and overlooks a tranquil private garden where you can eat and relax. It consists of an entrance hall, a bedroom, a bathroom, a kitchen and a living room with sofa bed.

The kitchen is fully equipped with dishes and utensils, refrigerator, stove with four burners, oven, toaster, kettle and electric citrus juicer; to make your stay as pleasant as possible, you will find bed linen / bathroom / quality cuisine, personal care products, essential food and a welcome basket.

An umbrella, two beach towels, a folding chair and a thermal bag will be available for your beach picnics.

The apartment is ideal for a couple, but allows you to comfortably accommodate two more people in the sofa bed in the living room. It 'a house full of light and colors, decorated with care and love to offer you a little piece of heaven after a day of exploration to the discovery of my beautiful city and the surrounding territory.

On request, a baby bed and a high chair (no additional cost) will be provided for your child.

Two bicycles are at your disposal in the garden to visit the city in freedom.

I'm available to accommodate your dog but only if small and used to respecting domestic environments. Please contact me before booking: I love dogs and I own an adorable one, but for me it is important that the house is kept in perfect condition for all guests :)

The District and the surroundings

Easily accessible from the airport of Catania, Casetta Azzurra is located in a well served area (bar, pizzeria, newsagent, bakery, supermarket, organic products shop, pharmacy, etc.). In ten minutes you can walk to some of the most interesting places of Siracusa as the Neapolis Archaeological Park, (which includes treasures such as the Greek Theatre, the Ear of Dionysius, the Roman Amphitheatre, the Latomie of Paradise) , the Paolo Orsi museum and the Catacombs of St. John.

The island of Ortigia is less than three kilometers (about twenty minutes walk): you can easily reach it by bike, but if you decide to go by car, being the island mostly pedestrian area, I will recommend a parking nearby.

Alternatively, near the house you will find a convenient bus (bus no. 12. Runs every hour from 7. 20 to 20. 20) that will take you to the station, from where you can easily reach Ortigia walk or take a shuttle.

Less than 3km of the apartment you will find a beautiful terrace on the sea (Zen Solarium); If you love beaches in 15-20 minutes by car you can reach all the main tourist areas of the city.

For more information about the apartment, Syracuse and local events, see the page fb casettaazzurrasiracusa. More photos of the house and the city you will find on Instagram looking for casettaazzurrasiracusa.

In the apartment you will find books and guides about Syracuse and the surrounding areas to read, but if you want to try to live like a local, I will be happy to advise you what to see, what to do and where to eat!

Syracuse is the ideal starting point for day trips to Noto (30min), Marzamemi (40min.), And, at about 1h, 1h and 30min. Ragusa, Modica, Scicli. Inland we suggest visiting Palazzolo (40min) and Caltagirone (90 min). In the north direction Catania (45 min) and Taormina (90 min).

The ancient traditions are still preserved in Syracuse and in neighboring countries, especially during the Christmas, Carnival (February 26th-28th) and Easter (April 16th): visiting the area during these periods will allow you to take a dip in the past and enjoy our mild climate. In addition, I would like to mention the "Classical Representations", a wonderful theatrical festival of international importance that will take place in the Greek Theater from 6 May to 8 July, reachable on foot from the apartment in 5 minutes.

An experience not to be missed!

More Details

Owner
Maria Teresa Monteforte
Member since: 2016
Premier Partner

This partner has demonstrated and is committed to fast response times, the best rates, and a great guest experience.

Speaks English, French, Italian
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
90%
Calendar last updated:
19 April, 2018

About Maria Teresa Monteforte

I am an interpreter-translator in English and French, with a passion for travelling, an endless curiosity for foreign cultures and a great love for everything concerning house and furniture: the idea of Casetta Azzurra originates from all these elements as a “home away from home” for those who visit my beautiful Siracusa and wish to live it as locals do.

Why Maria Teresa Monteforte chose Syracuse

I love my city and I like to share my knowledge with friends and guests.

Soon after booking, you'll receive a mail with a complete guide of Siracusa with my suggestions, a foretaste of your beautiful holiday; in the apartment you will find books and guides about Syracuse and the surrounding areas but, if you want to try to live like a local, I will be happy to suggest what to see, what to do and where to eat!

What makes this apartment unique

Casetta Azzurra has been equipped with all the amenities that you could want for a weekend getaway or a longer stay. It has TV, air conditioning and a free Wi-Fi system; it is located on the ground floor and overlooks a tranquil private garden where you can eat and relax. Two bicycles are at guests disposal to visit the city.

The kitchen is fully equipped with dishes and all other necessary supplies, refrigerator, stove, oven, kettle and electric orange juicer.

To make your stay as pleasant as possible, you will find quality bed / bathroom /kitchen linen, personal care products, some essential foodstuffs, and a welcome basket.

A beach umbrella, a beach chair and a thermal bag will be available for your picnics on the beach.

The apartment is ideal for a couple, but it can accommodate two more people in the comfortable sofa bed in the living room. A travel crib and a high chair will be available upon request (free of charge).

It is a house full of light and colors, decorated with care and love to offer you an oasis of lovely tranquility after a day spent exploring my beautiful city and the surrounding territory

Facilities

Accommodation and facilities for this holiday apartment in Syracuse in Province of Syracuse

Property Type:
  • apartment
  • floor 0
Building Type:
  • building
Meals:
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 699 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 15:00
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • Max. adults: 4
  • Min. age of primary renter: 18
  • Children welcome ...
  • Parties/events not allowed ...
  • Pets not allowed ...
  • Non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • city centre
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Free Wifi
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Hob ...
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • bathroom with bidet and large shower.
Bedrooms:
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 4
  • A double bed, a bedside table, a small table, a dresser, a wardrobe and a chest. And 'it presents an air-conditioning unit.
Entertainment:
  • Books ...
  • Music Library
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Toys
Outside:
  • Bicycles ...
  • Garden ...
  • 2 bicycles
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Onsite Services:
  • Concierge
Attractions:
  • churches
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • ruins
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • golf
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • sailing
  • diving
  • ski
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing
Notes:
Casetta Azzurra is in a quiet condo and offers a fast and unlimited wi-fi. For these characteristics and also for the opportunity to park in a fenced park with electric gate, it is also suitable for those who travel for work or study. The house is also available for long periods.

Reviews

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New apartment with private garden and 2 bikes available
average rating of 4.7 based on 10 reviews
5

Perfect

  • 5 of 5

Maria Teresa was a brilliant host, very kind and generous. Casetta Azzura was beautifully decorated and extremely well equipped. It was a real bonus to have the use of the bikes. Five star apartment, five star host *****

  • Review Submitted: 18-Sep-2017
  • Date of Stay: September 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks Patricia, it has been a real pleasure to host you and your husband and you'll be welcome anytime at Casetta: there are still so many things to discover in Siracusa!
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5

Lovely bright and airy apartment with attractive patio garden

  • 5 of 5

The apartment is beautifully decorated and furnished so as to be very light and airy especially in the spacious living room.

Maria Teresa was very kind and helpful meeting us from the bus stop and giving us lots of information. Also as it sadly poured with rain for the last two days with flooding on the roads, she also very kindly gave us a lift to the station on our departure.

The location of the property is excellent as there are local shops within 2 minutes walk including a fantastic bakery, an excellent "takeaway" for home made lasagne, parmigiano, spit roast chicken, salads etc etc so no need to cook at all. Also ice cream/ cake shop, an excellent wine shop and a supermarket a couple of minutes further.

We had a very relaxing stay and would recommend the apartment as probably in one of the best locations outside Ortigia itself and thus quieter and less touristy.

  • Review Submitted: 07-Oct-2017
  • Date of Stay: September 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

Comfortable Apartment, Peaceful location

  • 5 of 5

We stayed 4 nights. Maria Teresa listened to what we wished to do and provided information on areas we had mentioned. Just wish we had time to visit them all. Apartment excellent, fully equipped with all you could need The Local takeaway is an understatement. Lovely rotisserie chickens with selections of side dishes and pastas to take home, gorgeous.

Walk to/from Ortigia is 25-30 minutes, but did allow time to digest the lovely food recommended restaurants

  • Review Submitted: 25-Sep-2017
  • Date of Stay: September 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for your kindness. I look forward to hosting you again in order to complete your visit of the area:)
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4

The property was lovely, clean andsome lovely touches with the decor.

  • 4 of 5

This 1 bed property could easily sleep 4 with 2 on the sofa bed. It had everything you need including good wifi/ air conditioning and parking.

It was close to shops and cafes.

The outside space is good, fully enclosed but a bit overlooked. Its get the sun through the morning..

There are 2 bicycles if you are brave enough to chance the roads ( we didn't).

The owner could not be more helpful, plenty of suggestions on places to go and lots of info in the apartment.

  • Review Submitted: 07-Jul-2017
  • Date of Stay: June 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

Beautiful restful comfortable apartment very well equiped

  • 5 of 5

We stayed for 9 nights in this lovely apartment in Siracusa, located just beside the archaological park. Maria Teresa went out of her way to make sure we were welcomed and provided excellent suggestions of places to visit, these included the wonderful Vendicari Nature reserve and local quite beautiful beaches. The walk to Calamosche beach was filled with beautiful wild flowers and interesting sedums.We also enjoyed a lovely Easter Sunday lunch in the Cortille Di Bacco restaurant in Ortigia. For the first few days we used public transport (train to Noto, which was fine ) but later hired a car which was necessary to get to some of the other beautiful parts of this area of Sicily, (again recommended by Maria Teresa) Cava Carosello is a beautiful nature trail recently opened to the public located within the archaeological area of Noto Antica, on Monte Alveria (about 25 minutes by car from Siracusa). Again wonderful wild flowers.

The local area was well serviced with a bakery, great home made take away, coffee bar and supermarket. The walk into Ortigia is 25 minutes but this lovely apartment is a quiet haven to come home to each night. We also enjoyed a lovely sunny breakfast each morning. Thankyou Maria Teresa for a lovely stay. Trish & Stuart (Ireland & Manchester)

  • Review Submitted: 22-Apr-2017
  • Date of Stay: April 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi again, Patricia! It was a pleasure to meet you and your husband! I am really happy when my hosts discover all the beauty that Siracusa has to offer and feel at home at Casetta. I hope to have the opportunity to host you again! :)
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4

Apartment was very clean, nicely decorated, comfortable and in a fine neighborhod with good services

  • 4 of 5

Owner was very friendly and helpful; send everyday good tips. The minigarden was an oasis; bikes as well were in a good use. Aparment is situated near archological parks and museums, but to Ortiga took 20 minutes to walk and bus services were not working well. The apartment is in large building with beautiful surrondings and good parking possibilities.

We were very pleased wirh everything.

  • Review Submitted: 08-Dec-2016
  • Date of Stay: November 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Location

Nearest Airport
64 Kilometres
Fontana Rossa Airport
Nearest Barpub
100 Metres
Bar Grotticelle
Nearest Golf
25 Kilometres
I Monasteri golf resort
Nearest Train
2 Kilometres
Central station
Nearest Motorway
5 Kilometres
A18 highway
Nearest Restaurant
100 Metres
Koala pub
Nearest Ski
80 Kilometres
Nicolosi ski resort
Nearest Beach
15 Kilometres
Fontane Bianche beach
Car: not necessary

Casetta Azzurra is located in an area well served (bar, pizzeria, newsagent, bakery, supermarket, organic food store, pharmacy etc.). In ten minutes you can walk to some of the most interesting places of Siracusa as the Neapolis Archaeological Park, (which includes treasures such as the Greek Theatre, the Ear of Dionysius, the Roman Amphitheatre, the Latomie of Paradise) , the Paolo Orsi museum and the Catacombs of St. John.

The island of Ortigia is less than three kilometers (25/30 minutes walk) but if you decide to go by car, being the island mostly pedestrian area, I will recommend a parking nearby (the area is still accessible for bikes ).

Alternatively, near the house you will find a convenient bus (bus no. 12. Spend every hour from 7.20 to 20. 20) that will take you to the station, from where you can easily reach Ortigia on foot or take a shuttle. With the two bikes at your disposal, you can easily visit the entire city in freedom.

If you love beaches in 15-20 minutes by car you can reach all the main tourist areas of the city. If you feel like the sea, but you want to stay in town, at 10/15 minutes from Casetta Azzurra car there is the splendid SOLARIUM ZEN sea.

Syracuse is the ideal starting point for day trips to Noto (30min), Marzamemi (40min.), And, at about 1h, 1h and 30min. Ragusa, Modica, Scicli. Inland we suggest visiting Palazzolo (40min) and Caltagirone (90 min). Northbound Catania (45 min) and Taormina (90 min).

The ancient traditions are still preserved in Syracuse and in neighboring countries, especially during the Christmas, Carnival (February 26th-28th) and Easter (April 16th): visiting the area during these periods will allow you to take a dip in the past and enjoy our mild climate.

In addition, I would like to mention the "Classical Representations", a wonderful theatrical festival of international importance that will take place in the Greek Theater from 6 May to 8 July, reachable on foot from the apartment in 5 minutes (for more info: www induction, org / it /); you also want to visit Noto, (jewel of the baroque, about 30 minutes drive from Casetta Azzurra), from 18 to 21 May 2017 when "L'Infiorata" will take place (see photo) with pictures made of petals that will make carpet at one of the main streets of the country. An experience not to be missed!

Photos

Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday apartment in Syracuse, Sicily

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
EUR
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event Price
 
Offerta aprile
1 Apr 2018 - 30 Apr 2018
2 night minimum stay
£113
for 2 nights
From
£48
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add £13 per night, per additional guest
 
May Offer
2 May 2018 - 4 May 2018
3 night minimum stay
£156
for 3 nights
From
£46
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add £13 per night, per additional guest
 
offerta maggio
5 May 2018 - 31 May 2018
2 night minimum stay
£119
for 2 nights
From
£51
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add £13 per night, per additional guest
 
giugno
1 Jun 2018 - 30 Jun 2018
2 night minimum stay
£122
for 2 nights
From
£52
From
£57
Fri,Sat
£401
£1,150
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add £13 per night, per additional guest
 
Alta Stagione
1 Jul 2018 - 30 Sep 2018
3 night minimum stay
£182
for 3 nights
From
£55
From
£57
Fri,Sat
£418
£1,194
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add £13 per night, per additional guest
 
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
£119
for 2 nights
From
£51
From
£54
Fri,Sat
£366
£1,063
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add £13 per night, per additional guest

Additional pricing information

SPESE DI PULIZIA £17.43

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund for cancellations more than 14 days before check-in date.
  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.
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