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Romantic holiday rental in the center with panoramic roof terrace -5 mins to sea

Francesca

Member since: 2010
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Speaks: english, french, german, spanish, italian
Sleeps4
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms1
Half Baths1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 5 - 7 nights

Francesca

Member since: 2010
Speaks: english, french, german, spanish, italian
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
April 15, 2015
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Romantic holiday rental in the center with panoramic roof terrace -5 mins to sea

Sleeps4
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms1
Half Baths1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 5 - 7 nights

Overview

Scicli House Rental Photos and Description

Cosy holiday letting in Scicli for 2/4 people with panoramic roof terrace

It is a typical early twentieth century Sicilian house, restored using old squared stones for the walls, wood for part of the ceiling and other local raw materials. The charming furniture reminding the past together with the most modern comforts are thought to grant a pleasant and quiet stay to families with children and couples. “Make yourself at home” is our motto.

The holiday letting in the centre of Scicli is on three levels. On the ground floor there is the dining room furnished with wooden table and chairs and a comfortable double sofa-bed, the fully-equipped kitchen corner and one bathroom. On the first floor there is a bedroom with double bed and a nice tiny balcony and the second bathroom. On the top the suggestive roof-terrace from which you can enjoy the view of the surrounding nature and architectures and spend your time in total relax. Around the house only narrow pedestrian safe alleys.

The house can host up to 4 adults.

Free services:

- Independent entrance

- kitchen provided with electric cooker, refrigerator, dishes, glasses, cutlery, ladles, pans, frying pans, espresso machine, detergent, tablecloth, cloths

- Hair-dryer

- TV with satellite and decoder

- Iron and ironing board

- Washing machine and clothes-horse

- Necessary for daily house-cleaning

- Sheets and blankets upon arrival

- Set of towels (3 per person) upon arrival

Free services on request:

- Equipment for children:

Cradle

High chair

Playpen

Baby bath

Feeding-bottle heater

Feeding-bottle sterilizer

Toys

- Shopping for you. You just need to tell us in advance what you need to find at home upon arrival (milk, fresh bread, fruit, cheese, wine,…) We will buy it on your behalf and you will refund us the amount spent only.

- Suggestions about restaurants, pizzerias, café, wineries, pubs,…

- Assistance in renting car, scooters or bicycles

Services on request

- Change of bed linen € 7,00 /double bed

- Change of towels € 4,00 /person

- Push-chair € 7,00 / week

- Italian lessons (tariff to be agreed)

- Customized cooking class (to be agreed)

- Pick up at the airport (tariff to be agreed)

- Cleaning lady € 8,50/ hour

- Organization of daily excursions or guided tours (tariff to be agreed)

Services not included:

- Electricity (upon consumption)

- Final cleaning € 40,00

Terms and conditions:

- Arrival time: from 3 to 8 p.m. Departure time: by 10 a.m.

- Late check-in: for arrivals after 10 p.m. an extra Euro 30 will be charged

- We are sorry but we cannot admit animals in the house.

- Final cleaning do not include the cleaning of the fridge and of the crockery. Only if necessary they will be charged separately.

More Details
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Francesca (Property Manager)
Member since: 2010
Call Manager
Enter your email address to view the phone number
Speaks: english, french, german, spanish, italian
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
April 15, 2015

Why HomeAway

Sleeps4
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms1
Half Baths1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 5 - 7 nights
Book with confidence
Book with confidence
Guaranteed, secure, with no booking fees
Add vacation protection services to your booking
Three services to protect your trip:
Protect your payments in case you need to cancel.
Guarantee the rental meets your expectations
Ensure you're prepared in case of accidental damage.

Reviews

4.9
based on 19 traveler reviews

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Romantic holiday rental in the center with panoramic roof terrace -5 mins to sea
average rating of 4.894737 based on 20 reviews
5

just a wonderful, lace, go there!

  • 5 of 5

Stylish, architecturally renovated, spotless, charming in a tiny quiet lane at the end of town yet only 5 mins walk in a stunning village with wonderful architecture and landscape. Apartment has everything you need and description is accurate . Francesca is a treat and communication and generosity faultless

  • Submitted: Nov 25, 2014
  • Stayed: Apr 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
5

Truly wonderful, time and time again

  • 5 of 5

My girlfriend and I have visited C'era una volta three years in a row and we love it more than ever!! Situated in the charming Unesco world heritage town of Scicli - in my opinion the most beautiful town in south east Sicily - the property is on a gorgeous, very traditional street which will make you instantly feel at home. The views from the property are stunning and Francesca and Luigi have provided everything you could possibly need for a wonderfully relaxed and stress-free stay. The recurring feeling you get from C'era una volta is that you are very much at home. The surrounding streets are very safe and quiet and you can feel totally relaxed walking around late at night. Scicli is also absolutely ideally located to explore south east Sicily. The gorgeous Sampieri beach is only a very short distance and the Baroque towns of Ragusa and Modica are no more than 20 minutes' drive away. That said, it is a 20 minutes you will not want to end as the scenery can be utterly breathtaking. Another wonderful aspect of C'era una volta is the family who own the property. Francesca, Luigi, and their daughters Marta and Sara have really made us feel like part of the family every time we have visited. They are incredibly kind and without any hesitation will do everything possible to make your stay as stress-free and memorable as possible. I really recommend visiting C'era una volta - you honestly will not regret your visit and I know for certain you will feel as at home as we do!! We will certainly be visiting for many, many more years to come!!

  • Submitted: Nov 3, 2014
  • Stayed: Sep 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: We feel happy, today. Happy for your nice words, happy for the pleasant feelings you describe in your text, happy for hosting you as other friends/guests more than once. Our way to welcome is nothing but natural. The neighborhood of C'era una volta is simply original. This is what makes you feel home, stress-free and happy. Un grande abbraccio e... alla prossima. Francesca, Luigi, Marta e Sara
5

The perfect retreat

  • 5 of 5

This was our second stay in Scicli at C'era Una Volta. We had been looking forward to it for months and everything was just as we remembered. It was a joy to meet Francesca again, and the house, in one of the older parts of Scicli immediately felt like home. Everything is clean,comfortable and well maintained. Although we did not cook, everything is there should you wish to do so.

It is only a short walk into the centre of town, lots of restaurants to choose from, and so many things to see. We also got the bus to Ragusa (via Modica) and Donnalucata.

We were made so welcome, by neighbours, shopkeepers and restaurant staff. We had breakfast sometimes at Millenium, a great "people watching" point, and had several delicious meals at Al Galu. The supermarket near St Bartolomeo stocks everything, and has lovely fresh cheeses and meats for lunch on the terrace.

Francesca, is the most welcoming of hosts, and her friendliness and local knowledge help make you feel part of the community. The house is traditional in style and is a home rather than a typical "could be anywhere" holiday rental.

We definitely recommend staying here, and hope to back again for a longer stay next year.

  • Submitted: Nov 3, 2014
  • Stayed: Oct 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you John and Cath for so a friendly, warm and frank review. Thank you from the deep of our hearts. Reading your words, we got the nicest reward to our passionate daily efforts in promoting the real "sciclitano life-style". We love slow living, sharing experiences while making people feel like "locals". We love visitors approaching Scicli with curiosity and interest, bringing their cultural backgrounds but ready to experience something new and different. You know our house is your house while staying in Scicli. Therefore if you wish to come back, we'll be more than happy to welcome you. A presto. Francesca, Luigi, Marta and Sara
5

Lovely House in Beautiful Setting (pt 2)

  • 5 of 5

The local beaches, especially Sampieri, are fantastic places to chill out....we actually spent more time there than we had planned, because it was so nice (and also because we had over-estimated our ability to sight-see in temperatures over 30C....we'll have to return in cooler weather to see everything else!). All the nearby Baroque towns are well worth a visit, and we especially enjoyed our drive to Chiaramonte Gulfi and the Greco/Roman archaeological site at Palozzolo Acreide.

There are some very interesting restaurants in Scicli.....we'd particularly recommend Satra and Al Galu....but the real gastronomic thrill was the fresh fish in the local pescheria; we prepared simple but excellent dishes with fresh local tuna and anchovies.....it's all about the ingredients.....and the local wine was good too! Also, for a quick snack on the way back from a day out, Francesca's recommendation of the Palazzo Rosso take-away was first-class. Unfortunately, it's back to a stricter diet again now....I gained rather too much of a liking for brioche con gelato and granita alla mandorla.....!

So, we had a truly memorable holiday in C'era Una Volta.....a wonderful property, in a beautiful setting, with fantastic hosts......Bellissimo!!

  • Submitted: Jul 8, 2014
  • Stayed: Jun 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
5

Lovely House in Beautiful Setting (pt 1)

  • 5 of 5

We have recently returned to the UK following a wonderful 12-night stay in Francesca's lovely property in beautiful Scicli. We had flown with Alitalia from London City (highly recommended airport and airline!) to Catania, where we explored for a couple of days prior to hiring a car and driving down to Scicli. The drive is straightforward, mostly on an autostrada, and Francesca guided us in once we had arrived in nearby Sampieri. The road into the property is pretty narrow, so one tip is to make sure that you hire a small car (useful more generally in Scicli, anyway...!)

The property itself is exactly as previously described, with a lovely shady dining room/kitchen, spacious double bedroom on the middle floor, and roof terrace with fantastic views of both sides of the gorge, on which we had our meals. Even in mid summer, the sun doesn't come into the house until 8.00am (because of the location in the gorge), so our advice is to rise early, plan the day ahead and prepare breakfast in the cool, then take the breakfast up to the roof for sunrise! The kitchen is well equipped with crockery and cutlery, and although there is no oven, we were able to prepare some delightful meals on the hob......all around the house, everything was spotlessly clean. The house gives visitors a real taste of local life, which is exactly what we were after.....including the sounds of local people, birds, crickets and even the occasional goat bleating and cow moo-ing! The only sound that could be annoying, and therefore we feel should at least be mentioned in order to be completely honest, was that of barking dogs, mostly during the night, although I am sure that we were more aware of this because we kept the roof door open all night for cooling, rather than use the air conditioning in the bedroom?

Scicli centre is a (virtually flat) very short walk away....we were pleasantly surprised by just how close it is, and a little supermarket is the first shop on way into town.....and the walk back gives a superb view of San Bartolomeo church nestling in the gorge. Scicli really is beautiful. We visited all of the nearby towns (Modica, Ragusa, Noto) that we had considered as a base, but every time we returned to Scicli in the evening, and we were hit by the fragrance from the lime trees in Piazza Italia, we knew that we'd made the absolute best choice!

  • Submitted: Jul 8, 2014
  • Stayed: Jun 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks Paul and Sarah for your nice words. This part of Sicily, that's true, is really reach in history and suggestive landscapes. Furthermore the Sciclitani love welcoming visitors and make them feel home as well as they like showing and sharing with them thier old but still strong traditions, as you appreciated. We thank you for choosing C'era una volta and we're glad you liked it. Un caro saluto da Scicli. Francesca, Luigi, Marta and Sara
5

Sean and Anne from Cork ,Ireland..

  • 5 of 5

Fantastic , the only word that comes to mind. Excellent location in Scicli and an ideal base for touring the south east of Sicily.We had a wonderful time made all the better with the advice and recommendations of Francesca. I have recommended this house to friends and family--- need I say more

  • Submitted: May 21, 2014
  • Stayed: Apr 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Sean and Anne, it was simply a pleasure welcoming you. We try to do our best to make our guests feel home before arriving to Scicli and during their holiday here. It will be certainly great to welcome you back as you wish it. We remain at your disposal. Cari saluti da Francesca, Luigi, Marta e Sara

Map

Nearest Airport
40 Kilometres
Comiso
Nearest Barpub
400 Metres
Scicli
Nearest Ferry
11 Kilometres
Pozzallo
Nearest Golf
35 Kilometres
Scoglitti
Nearest Train
1.5 Kilometres
Scicli
Nearest Motorway
30 Kilometres
Rosolini
Nearest Restaurant
500 Metres
Scicli
Nearest Beach
8 Kilometres
Sampieri
Car: recommended

It is located in the suggestive and picturesque “Cava di San Bartolomeo”, facing the rock-settlement of Chiafura on the way from Ragusa, Modica, Noto and Siracusa and 5-10 minutes by car to the sea.

It is well located to visit the Sicilian late-baroque architecture of Scicli, Modica and Ragusa Ibla, part of UNESCO world heritage, to enjoy holidays with children, to discover the interesting archaeological sites of Chiafura, Ispica or Kamarina, to visit the sets of the fiction “il Commissario Montalbano' and of many other films, to make suggestive naturalistic excursions through caves along wild paths and to enjoy the several cafes and restaurants tasting the local traditional cookery.

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Rates & Availability

From €60 Per night

Scicli House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Rental rates quoted in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
Media stagione
Mar 29 2015 - Jul 20 2015
7 night minimum stay
€420
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add €4 per night, per additional guest
 
Alta stagione
Jul 21 2015 - Aug 22 2015
7 night minimum stay
€620
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add €5 per night, per additional guest
 
Media stagione
Aug 23 2015 - Oct 10 2015
5 night minimum stay
€85
€420
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add €4 per night, per additional guest
 
Bassa Stagione
Oct 11 2015 - Mar 25 2017
5 night minimum stay
€65
€310
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add €3 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

pulizie finale €40
energia elettrica a Kwh €0.45
Notes I bambini sino a 2 anni sono nostri ospiti gratuiti.
Free for children up to 2 years
Discount for 2-weeks stays
Kostenlos fuer Kinder bis 2 Yahre
Gratuit pour enfants jusqu'à 2 ans.

Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
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Amenities

Scicli House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house (detached)
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 75 m²
Location Type:
  • Downtown
  • Town
  • Village
Theme:
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Activities Guide
  • Air Conditioning
  • Basic Soaps
  • Bottled Water
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Parking
  • Parking On Street
  • Sofa Bed
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Water Cooler
Kitchen:
  • 2 Ring Stove
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Freezer
  • Kitchenette
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 5 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower , First floor
    Toilet - toilet , bidet , Ground floor
Bedrooms:
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom - 1 queen , 1 baby crib
    Living room - 1 sleep sofa /futon , Double bed
  • The fifth bed is an added bed suitable for children up to 10-12 years.
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
Outside:
  • Balcony
  • Terrace
  • 5 garden chairs
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Attractions:
  • caves
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • theme parks
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing

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