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Terrific sea view & entrance from Duomo square (in front to the cathedral) - Apartment Porto Grande

Overview

Property

Updated: 08-Nov-2016
Sea Front Apartments in Ortigia - Great view, great location, peaceful apartments, stunning sea view, direct access from Duomo square, a few steps away from everything

In the heart of Ortigia (historic centre of Siracusa) are these charming apartments, two stylish restored one bedroom flats in a beautiful area just in front to the baroque cathedral in piazza Duomo. Whether for a short stay, or a longer rental our holiday flats are fully furnished and peaceful located. You can enjoy a great view of the big harbour of Ortigia from the terrace or the apartment Porto Grande or from the balcony of the apartment Duomo.

Families, business travellers and vacationers will all find themselves equally at home in these apartments.

Reach the cathedral in Duomo square and you'll see in front of you on your left an iron gate. Inside a charming courtyard will enchant you. Cross the courtyard and reach our apartments: Duomo with entrance at ground floor or Porto Grande with entrance on second floor (without lift).

The location is excellent. In the neighbourhood there are many restaurants with typical or international food, bars and pizzerias, many shops with typical Sicilian products (food and crafts), and everything you need for a comfortable holiday. The open air market as well as the main touristic places of Ortigia are easily reachable on foot.

Unfortunately this site has a limit in the number of pictures to publish, so we weren't able to put here all the wonderful pictures of these apartments. Please feel free to ask us to show other pictures. We will be very happy to show you other views of the apartments, especially the several images relative to their wonderful view on the harbor. They worth a look!

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Details for holiday apartment Apartment Porto Grande, 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 4, 1 Bathroom

The breathtaking view from the terrace will enchant you! A long railing and beyond just the sea! You can have a romantic breakfast or a dinner al fresco, you can relax yourself sunbathing in front to the sea, or you can simply enjoy the beautiful and bright interiors.

Cross the courtyard and a staircase (2 floors without lift) will lead you to the apartment. You are greeted by a large living space with access to a dining room that leads out onto a terrace overlooking the harbour. The terrace is accessible from the kitchen too.

This holiday flat is approximately 150 m². It is fully equipped with independent heating and it is composed of one bedroom with a double bed (4 steps to reach it), a fully equipped kitchen (dishwasher, freezer, oven, etc.), a bathroom with shower, a dining room and a large living room (with double bed sofa). The bathroom has the access from the living room.

Ideal for 2 persons, this holiday apartment can easily sleep 4.

  • Sleeps 4
  • 1 Bedroom
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Parking
  • Internet
  • Dish washer
  • Washing machine
  • Towels provided
  • Linens provided

Top Traveller Review

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Guestbook comments from the owner

What a great find! We stayed in Duomo for a week in March and found it perfect for our needs. Very comfortable, spacious, peaceful, with beautiful views over the water. The location is excellent. Walking distance to everything we wanted to see. Situated in the heart of Ortigia, in the beautiful piazza Duomo, yet very quiet.
Mar 2015
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6 Reviews

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based on 6 holidaymaker reviews

5

A gem in Ortigia

  • 5 of 5

It was a wonderful stay in Ortigia from the word go, being met by the very hospitable Mr Gentile. This is a beautiful apartment in a prominent historical building right in the centre of Ortigia. The views from the terrace are amazing. We would definitely go back.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 8, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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5

Ortigia

  • 5 of 5

Right off the main Cathedral square but in a quiet secluded court. Then a brilliant view over the bay. We spent a lot of time on the terrace watching the millionaire yachts and cruise ships coming into Ortigia. The apartment is up a few flights of narrow stone stairs and there are more stairs once through the front door. The space is generous, being an old building, with high ceilings. There are various steps throughout the apartment leading to different levels. This all makes it an interesting and comfortable area, nicely furnished. Large terrace, high above the bay, (you have climbed some stairs). The friendly owner arranged transport from & to airport and all went smoothly. Five stars, as long as ensuite problem fixed. Highly recommended.

  • Review Submitted: Jan 20, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Oct 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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5

A lovely experience

  • 5 of 5

From the moment you arrive in piazza duomo and go thru the gates to the building you know you will have a magical stay. The apartment is huge, with the terrace its highlight. Very quirky and you love it for this charm. The owners are wonderful and take the time to show you how things work and recommend places to visit- pay attention and best to have pen and paper ready. We can't wait to go back. A privilege to stay here!

  • Review Submitted: Jan 15, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Dec 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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5

Great location and views. Owner helpful. V. Good

  • 5 of 5

We had a very good time on Ortigia, a beautiful island attached to Syracuse. Unspoilt from the Baroque period. Great food (especially sea-food and fish), friendly people and the apartment could not have been better situated with exit onto the Piazza Duomo and great views across the Porto Grande bay. we particularly recommend the fruit and fish market and hiring a small motor boat to be able to explore the neighboring caves and to be able to anchor in the bay and swim. Be prepared for it being hot in July! It is on the same latitude as Tunis. P. S. Try the rice croquettes, a Sicilian specialty. They are a great meal in themselves!

  • Review Submitted: Jul 16, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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5

Large and comfortable, great location, great views

  • 5 of 5

This very large one bedroom apartment with a large balcony overlooking the great port of Syracuse, is marketed by Casesicilia and managed by its owner, Mr. Gentile. Both provided excellent service, and Mr. Genitile who is retired and lives in the same building, was always around for friendly help and advice. The apartment is just off the interesting and attractive Duomo Square, which is really the place to be in Ortigia. Walking out into the square each morning was always exhilarating, a great start to the day. The apartment was comfortable, well equipped and decently furnished. It was distinctly local in feel, a bit idiosyncratic, but entirely functional. The apartment is on the 3d floor (European), and reached by an external staircase. As long as this is not a problem for you, I highly recommend the Porto Grande apartment.

  • Review Submitted: Jun 27, 2015
  • Date of Stay: May 2015
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Authentic Sicily

  • 5 of 5

If you would like to taste authentic Sicilian life then this apartment is for you. It is situated in the heart of Ortigia in a beautiful courtyard which opens onto the Piazza Duomo, whose architecture will take your breath away. The apartment is in an old building and is renovated, and furnished in an eclectic style which suits it's character. The kitchen is authentic but with modern conveniences which enable you to cook local ingredients from the market-visit is a must -if you have seen the markets in Rick Stein's programmes, you will see what I mean. Stall holders are friendly and most speak a little English, and the quality and freshness of the produce is way beyond what we have at home-I bought 6 large peaches for €1.20. The terrace overlooking the sea is perfect for sunbathing or just watching the world go by. The owner is kind and helpful and very proud of Ortigia and Sicily. There are plenty of places to visit on foot, or you could take the train into the mountains or to Noto, 30 mins away. There are numerous restaurants all serving traditional Sicilian food, but the best by a mile is Sicilia en Tavola, only a few tables, so you will need to book.

  • Review Submitted: Sep 1, 2014
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2014
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Location

Activity and Interests

Nearest Airport : Catania Fontanarossa at 50 Kilometres Nearest Barpub : Caffè del Duomo at 10 Metres Nearest Train : Syracuse at 2 Kilometres Nearest Restaurant : several restaurants in Piazza Duomo at 10 Metres Nearest Beach : Cala Rossa at 300 Metres Car: not necessary

Availability

Rental rates

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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
 
November, early Dec
2 Nov 2016 - 19 Dec 2016
3 night minimum stay
£307
for 3 nights
From
£102
£598
 
Notes: Rates are based on 3 guests; add £17 per night, per additional guest
 
Christmas
20 Dec 2016 - 8 Jan 2017
6 night minimum stay
£717
for 6 nights
From
£120
£768
 
Notes: Rates are based on 3 guests; add £17 per night, per additional guest
 
Jan, Feb
9 Jan 2017 - 3 Mar 2017
3 night minimum stay
£307
for 3 nights
From
£102
£598
 
Notes: Rates are based on 3 guests; add £17 per night, per additional guest
 
March, April
4 Mar 2017 - 29 Apr 2017
3 night minimum stay
£333
for 3 nights
From
£111
£683
 
Notes: Rates are based on 3 guests; add £17 per night, per additional guest
 
May, June, July
30 Apr 2017 - 29 Jul 2017
4 night minimum stay
£478
for 4 nights
From
£120
£768
 
Notes: Rates are based on 3 guests; add £17 per night, per additional guest
 
August, September
30 Jul 2017 - 29 Sep 2017
5 night minimum stay
£683
for 5 nights
From
£137
£854
 
Notes: Rates are based on 3 guests; add £17 per night, per additional guest
 
October
30 Sep 2017 - 2 Nov 2017
3 night minimum stay
£333
for 3 nights
From
£111
£683
 
Notes: Rates are based on 3 guests; add £17 per night, per additional guest
 
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
£307
for 3 nights
From
£102
£598
 

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Refundable Damage Deposit £171

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund for cancellations more than 7 days before check-in date.
  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 14 days before check-in date.
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Facilities

Property Type

  • apartment

Theme

  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic

General

  • Air Conditioning
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine

Kitchen

  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster

Dining

  • Dining
  • Dining Area

Entertainment

  • Books
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television

Suitability

  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible

Location Type

  • beach
  • city centre
  • near the sea
  • town
  • waterfront

Attractions

  • churches
  • library
  • marina
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • volcano

Leisure Activities

  • bird watching

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/bank
  • groceries

Floor Area

  • 150 m²

Bathrooms

  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet, Shower Enclosure, Bidet

Bedrooms

  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Large Double Bed, 1 Cot

Outside

  • Balcony
  • Terrace
  • Veranda

Meals

  • Self-catering

Learn more about this holiday rental at the owner's website

Notes:

  • To reach the apartment you have to across a large courtyard. The most of the windows of the house are overlooking the courtyard so the apartment is very very quiet. The courtyard is very useful if you have children because they can play there safely. Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: Towels and linen are included and will be changed weekly. The price includes also final cleaning. There isn't cleaning during the stay but it can be required paying a little additional amount. The price includes also wifi connection. No additional cost!

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