HOUSE IN THE CENTRE-ROOF TERRACE-5 MINS.DRIVE FROM THE SEA. AVAILAB.16-23 AUGUST

Francesca

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Sleeps4
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms1
Half Baths1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 4 - 7 nights

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HOUSE IN THE CENTRE-ROOF TERRACE-5 MINS.DRIVE FROM THE SEA. AVAILAB.16-23 AUGUST

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Cosy holiday letting in Scicli for 2/4 people with panoramique 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:
  • children welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • pets not allowed
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
Francesca (Owner)
Advertiser since 2010
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Speaks french, german, italian, spanish, english
Sleeps4
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms1
Half Baths1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 4 - 7 nights
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Reviews

Reviews

4.9
based on 9 traveler reviews

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House in the centre-roof terrace-5 mins.drive from the sea. Availab.16-23 August
average rating of 4.888889 based on 9 reviews
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House in the centre-roof terrace-5 mins.drive from the sea. Availab.16-23 August
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Scicli Ragusa
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
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House in the centre-roof terrace-5 mins.drive from the sea. Availab.16-23 August
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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
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House in the centre-roof terrace-5 mins.drive from the sea. Availab.16-23 August
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Scicli Ragusa
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
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House in the centre-roof terrace-5 mins.drive from the sea. Availab.16-23 August
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Scicli Ragusa
5

Exceptional value and hosts in Scicli

  • 5 of 5
We are a retired American couple spending the year cycling through the Mediterranean and beyond. The start of our trip took us to Sicily in April, where we spent a week in the town of Scicli at C'era una Volta. After being on the road, the house was a wonderful respite. It was spacious, exceptionally clean, and everything worked! The multiple floors gave us personal space and the rooftop deck was perfect for our morning coffee and our evening happy hour. Although the kitchen is small, we were able to cook full meals each night of our stay. The house was perfectly located in the wonderful town of Scicli, close to everything we needed. Being without a car, we did not have any problems shopping or sight seeing from this location. What made the stay exceptional was our hosts, Francesca and Luigi (and their twin daughters Sara and Marta). Even before arriving, Francesca was in touch with us regarding the details of our arrival. Our questions were answered promptly. While we were at the house, Francesca was a phone call away and was able to help us with local shopping and getting train tickets. This house was an exceptional value for the price we paid and all of its amenities. It is owned by a wonderful couple who want to provide a home away from home in a beautiful part of Sicily.
  • Submitted: May 14, 2014
  • Stayed: Apr 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Diane and Jon, thanks for choosing our house for your holiday. We are delighted you liked it as well as Scicli and the surroundings. We liked spending some time with you, even at the train station, waiting for a train to Modica. We really hope to welcome you back before you leave Europe. Un grande grande abbraccio. Francesca and Luigi with Marta and Sara
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Excellent holiday home

  • 5 of 5
We, Mireille (French) and Pieter (Dutch) and living in Bordeaux, spend a very pleasant week from the 18th to 25th August 2012 in this recently renovated terraced house, which is situated in one of the oldest parts of this lovely town Scicli. Upon our arrival we received a very warm welcome together with a tour of the house. We also received very detailed information about local shops and restaurants, as well as a map of the town, which was very useful. We found the house to be very clean and very nicely decorated and furnished, and with a mix of modern versions of the traditional ceramic lampshades which added to the authenticity. The house is in a pedestrian part and one is immediately immersed in the traditional way of life here, where the local people sit in front of their houses chatting away until midnight and no doubt solving all the problems in the world.

The town centre with its numerous historical buildings and churches is within a five/ten minutes walk from the house. The house is on three levels, ground floor with kitchen, living area and toilet, 1st floor with bedroom and separate shower room with toilet. A flight of stairs leads from this bedroom to the roof terrace where we took our breakfasts and dinners. However, one has to be organised to take up all the plates, food etc. thus to avoid too many ups and downs from the ground floor kitchen to the 2nd floor roof terrace should one forget to take something. This being said, it is really worth the trouble because the panoramic view from this terrace is magnificent and it looks out onto the two mountain ranges between which the house is situated.

This is an excellent base from which to explore this delightful town, which appears to be undiscovered by tourists, and the surrounding towns of Modena, Ragusa, Noto and Syracuse, amongst others.
Also for combining sightseeing with sunbathing, one could not do better with spending time on the coast 15 minutes away by car. Sampieri has a wonderful sandy beach 3km long.
  • Submitted: Oct 3, 2012
  • Stayed: Aug 2012
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Pieter et Mireille, we really thank you for your nice words and for having chosen Scicli and "C'era una volta". We always like meeting people interested in experiencing and getting immersed in a new and different culture. The week you spent here in August you did also get the chance to
see from very close what a Sicilian traditional wedding means, didn't you?

We really hope to welcome you again and wish you all the best.

Francesca, Luigi, Marta and Sara
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House in the centre-roof terrace-5 mins.drive from the sea. Availab.16-23 August
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Scicli Ragusa
5

Wonderful stay at C'era Una Volta

Wonderful stay at C'era Una Volta
  • 5 of 5
My partner and I have a wonderful stay at C'era Una Volta. The house was lovely and traditional, very nice roof terrace that we spent our evenings on before heading into Scicli for dinner and drinks.

Francesca was a warm host, helping us with directions and supplying us with a great deal of location information and knowledge to make our stay as memorable as possible. As we arrived on a Sunday Francesca even offered to collect some supplies for our late arrival which was extremely helpful.

Scicly itself is a beautiful town, we returned again in October 2011 and loved it so much we will be getting married there in June 2012. Francesca made our holiday hassle free and enjoyable and the house had everything we needed.
  • Submitted: Jan 5, 2012
  • Stayed: Jul 2011
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks a lot Sarah and Darryl for your nice words. I really hope to see you again next June.
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Map

Map

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

Availability & Rates

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Scicli House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
Media Stagione
Aug 30 2014 - Sep 27 2014
4 night minimum stay
€85
€420
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add €4 per night, per additional guest
 
Bassa Stagione
Sep 28 2014 - Mar 28 2015
7 night minimum stay
€310
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add €3 per night, per additional guest
 
Media stagione
Mar 29 2015 - Jul 25 2015
7 night minimum stay
€420
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add €4 per night, per additional guest
 
Alta stagione
Jul 26 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 24 2015
4 night minimum stay
€85
€420
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add €4 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.
Acconto tramite bonifico, saldo all'arrivo.
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Amenities

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:
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Romantic
  • Family
General:
  • Heating
  • Air Conditioning
  • Washing Machine
  • Sofa Bed
  • Towels Provided
  • Linens Provided
  • Iron & Board
  • Activities Guide
  • Bottled Water
  • Water Cooler
  • Hair Dryer
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Basic Soaps
  • Toilet Paper
  • Parking On Street
Kitchen:
  • Stove
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Freezer
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Coffee Maker
  • 2 Ring Stove
  • Kitchenette
Dining:
  • Dining Room
  • Dining
  • Child's Highchair
  • 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:
  • Television
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Radio
  • Books
Outside:
  • Terrace
  • Balcony
  • 5 garden chairs
Suitability:
  • children welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • pets not allowed
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
Attractions:
  • caves
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • library
  • marina
  • museums
  • theme parks
  • live theater
  • winery tours
  • restaurants
  • ruins
Leisure Activities:
  • paddle boating
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • walking
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • surf fishing
  • pier fishing
  • deepsea fishing
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • wind-surfing
  • water skiing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • surfing
  • sailing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • swimming
  • tennis
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