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Sicily - Charming Peaceful Cottage in almost always sunny Augusta

Sleeps4
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms1
Space 807 sq. ft.
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 7 nights

Overview

About the property

Perfect Holiday Home for a quiet and cultural stay.

Charming cottage 5 mins from cliffs with access to the sea and shopping centres.

Description of object

The cottage is situated in a very quite residential area nearby the town. It consists in the North-West wing of a large 19th Century's Country House surrounded by a 4000m2 ground property. The whole Country House is completely renewed in 2000 and equipped with modern installations and facilities. The Cottage is completely indipendent and consists in Lounge, kitchen/dining, 1 double room, 1 tween beds room, bathroom with shower stall, veranda, private parking, private garden with fruit threes. WIFI, indipendent heating and airconditioning.

Augusta is a city placed on a small island connected to the mainland through two bridges. A very important military and commercial harbour is to the west of the island and a wide bay to the east. Augusta has experienced various foreign dominations which have left vestiges, such as two Spanish fortressen and a monumental Spanish gateway. The two spanish fortressen are situated midst of the harbour, one of them is recently renewed and can be visited by appointment. The view fom there is fantastic, varying from the City mainland, the City island, the harbour, the industrial area, the Zeppelin Hangar.

At the feet of the headland on which the Cottage is located (10 min. walk) are the earlier Salt Works, nowaday a Nature Preserve where you can watch flamingos, ducks, coots, kingfishers and many other birds.

Between the Nature Preserve and the bay a long boulevard leads to the Spanish Gate, with a lovely coffeebar terrace almost at the end where you can enjoy "Cappuccino e Brioche" or, in Summer, "Granita e Brioche" while sitting in the sun and admiring the landscape.

Augusta is not a busy tourist city but at the same time the most famous sites of cultural and touristic importance of East Sicily are all within one hour drive range: Catania, Syracuse whith the Greek Theatre and Archimede's Grave, Pantalica's Necropolis , the famous Baroque of Noto - Modica - Scicli, the spendid Taormina, the worldwide famous Roman Mosaics of Piazza Armerina, the equally famous pottery of Caltagirone, the Wellington Castle of Bronte and Etna are all within one hour drive.

Equally a visit worthwhile the numberless village festivals all the year around: strawberry festival in Cassibile, artichoke in Niscemi and Ramacca, ricotta cheese and pistachio in Bronte, orange festival in Scordia, and then again sword fish festival, grapes festival, peaches festival, east sicily wine cellar tour, etc.

Equipped with Central Heating, Airconditioning in the Double Room and a movable catalytic heater, the Cottage is suitable also for a winter stay thanks to the mild climate which allowa temperatures of about 20°C until almost the whole month december.

More Details

Owner
Owner
Member since: 2015
Premier Partner

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

Speaks: english, french, german, italian, dutch
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
May 23, 2018

Why The Owner chose Augusta

This cottage is very confortable, equipped with alla desirable facilities, away from crowded tourist centres and at the same time at reasonable distance from the most important tourist attractions of East Sicily. The tenants are a very friendly Dutch/Italian couple who live in the attached master's House. They have lived many years abroad and both speak Italian, Dutch, English, French and German. This is very important because eases communication, enables tips and suggestions.

Our guests from all over the world (Japan, France, England, Poland, Germany, Belgium, Holland, Sweden and Italy) have all very much appreciated our avalilability and at the same time our respect for privacy.

Amenities

Augusta Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 807 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: Flexible / Check-out: Flexible
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • pets considered
  • Events Allowed
  • children welcome
  • smoking allowed
Location Type:
  • Near The Ocean
  • Rural
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Air Conditioning
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
Kitchen:
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Refrigerator
Dining:
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower , bidet
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 2 twin/ single
  • Central Heating and Airconditioning in Double Room, Central heating and fan in Tween Beds Room
Entertainment:
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
Outside:
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Porch / Veranda
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair accessible
Attractions:
  • bay/sound
  • churches
  • playground
  • reefs
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • horseback riding
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing

Reviews

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average rating of 4.6 based on 10 reviews
5

Séjour très agréable

  • 5 of 5

Nous avons passé une excellente semaine dans la jolie maison d'Eugenio et Johanna. Ce sont des hôtes charmants, très chaleureux, qui connaissent bien la région et sont toujours de bon conseil. Augusta est une ville bien placée pour rayonner sur la côte est de la Sicile.

  • Submitted: Jul 28, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: Abritel, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Merci beaucoup pour votre appréciation et surtout pour votre compréhension. Nous avons aussi apprécie votre sejour et nous sommes tres hereux de vous avoir connue. Nous espérons de vous avoir encore chez nous. Cordialement. Johanna et Eugenio
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5

tres bien

  • 5 of 5

nous avont ete contents de notre sejour a augusta mr polizi et son epouse sont charmants ils nous ont bien conseille maison bien equiper il on eu un chien tres agreable

  • Submitted: Oct 2, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: Homelidays, from HomeAway
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5

Casa molto accogliente e confortevole

  • 5 of 5

Devo dire che i padroni di casa sono persone splendide e molto disponibili ad ogni richiesta. Il soggiorno della nostra famiglia è stato delizioso. Ci tornerò sicuramente

  • Submitted: Sep 6, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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2

Ampia e bella casa ma calda

  • 2 of 5

Abbiamo avuto una buona accoglienza dal Signor Eugenio e sua moglie. La casa è grande, ha il giardino e un piccolo patio che può essere utilizzato per cenare alla sera. Il materasso del letto matrimoniale è scomodo perché si infossa al centro. L'auto si parcheggia sulla strada pubblica. E' necessario avere un'auto per spostarsi. Purtroppo abbiamo saputo solo al nostro arrivo che l'aria condizionata, contrariamente a quanto scritto sull'annuncio, era guasta perciò abbiamo sofferto molto il caldo in quanto la casa è esposta al sole tutto il giorno e la zona è poco ventilata

  • Submitted: Jul 21, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Mi dispiace dover contestare la sua recensione che trovo ingenerosa ed inappropriata. - L'aver parcheggiato in strada è stata una sua rispettabilissima scelta, gli ospiti che l'hanno preceduta sono riusciti a parcheggiare DUE AUTO nel parcheggio privato. - La mancanza del condizionatore non è una difformità rispetto alla descrizione, come lei lascia intendere, ma un guasto verificatosi il giorno prima dell'arrivo (lo sbalzo di tensione ha danneggiato anche un mio condizionatore) e comunque le ho messo a disposizione diversi ventilatori. - La villetta è esposta per l'80% a NORD, ha pareti esterne di 40 cm e tetto in legno coibentato: voler attribuire il caldo sofferto all'abitazione, anziché all'eccezionale ondata di caldo, mi sembra quantomeno azzardato. I am sorry I must disagree with your review which I find ungenerous and inappropriate. - Parking on the road was just your choice, previous guests succeded in parking their TWO vehicles in the private parking. - Airco failure was an unforeseen event which took place just the day before your arrival, not a different situation from as described, as you suggest. Anyway you got several fans to cope with the discomfort. - The cottage faces NORTH for 80%, has 40 cm thick walls and a wooden insulated roof. Ascribing suffered warmth to the cottage and not to the unusual heat wave sounds at least specious.
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5

Sehr gute Unterkunft

  • 5 of 5

Sehr gute Unterkunft, sehr liebe Vermieter, alles sauber und Ordentlich .

Wenn man eine Frage hat, wird sie sofort beantwortet. Ruhig gelegen und gut zu erreichen.

Nachteil: viele frei laufende Hunde die viel bellen!!

  • Submitted: Apr 23, 2017
  • Stayed: April 2017
  • Source: Fewo Direkt, from HomeAway
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4

Our stay in Augusta, january 2017

  • 4 of 5

We had a pleasant stay here. The property is good quality and much spacier than expected, with quite a large and nice garden with - even in winter - some ripe fruits like oranges and mandarins. The house is in a very quiet neighbourhood, but on the downside, you have to drive a few kilometers or more to find good opportunities for walking or jogging. On the other hand, Augusta is quite a good location for exploring Eastern Sicily as a whole, and the old town of Augusta has more to offer than meets the eye at first sight. Further, parts of the equipment of the house (e.g. the shower) could be better, but all our questions and requests were always met in a timely manner by our hosts Eugenio and Johanna. All in all the price-performance ratio is more than good, and we would certainly consider coming back!

Regards

Wilfried & Philip Simons, Holland

  • Submitted: Feb 6, 2017
  • Stayed: January 2017
  • Source: Homelidays, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your nice review, and very happy that you consider of coming back. Be sure you will find a new shower cabin! Best regards and "tot volgende keer".
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Map

Nearest Airport
40 Kilometres
Catania
Nearest Barpub
2 Kilometres
Bar Daniel, Augusta
Nearest Ferry
40 Kilometres
Catania
Nearest Golf
24 Kilometres
Le Saie Golf Club, Carlentini
Nearest Train
6 Kilometres
Augusta
Nearest Motorway
6 Kilometres
Catania-Siracusa
Nearest Restaurant
2 Kilometres
Archi Vuoti, Augusta
Nearest Ski
80 Kilometres
Etna
Nearest Beach
2 Kilometres
Faro Sant'Elena
Car: recommended

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Rates & Availability

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Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Fees No additional mandatory fees

Winter stay central heating will be charged on site.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • Canceled bookings will not receive a refund

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