About the property
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- Minimum Stay5 nights
Condo, 2 Bedrooms, 2 Baths, (Sleeps 4-5)
Spacious, immaculate, air-conditioned condominium located directly on the Mediterranean Sea with spectacular water views. The ancient city of Ortigia is walking distance away. The city is filled with history, fountains, open markets, cathedrals and marinas. The property has its own private swimming area.
Condo has fabulous antique furnishing and is filled with original works of art. Floor to ceiling french doors lead out to the wrap around balcony over the water, where you can enjoy your glass of wine as the sun glistens over the water.
Overlooks Mediterranean Sea -Private swimming area -15 minute walk to to ancient city of Ortiga, shopping, and sightseeing -Driver available -On bus line to Floridia, Melilli, and other cities TV, air-conditioning, all cooking utensils and linens.
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- Apr 29, 2018
About Giulia Risita
Hi! My name is Giulia (pronounced Julia), and I am an Italian-American. I grew up in the United States but traveled frequently to Siracusa, Italy to visit family and friends. A year ago I decided to move to Siracusa to teach English. Now I'm here and have decided to rent this wonderful apartment that overlooks the Mediterranean Sea. The home not only has spectacular views but also has beautiful artwork done by my mother. My mother personally created an art gallery that includes many paintings and pastels of numerous historical sites right here in Siracusa. If you have any questions regarding the home or about Siracusa, do not hesitate to contact me. Hope to hear from you soon.
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A perfect relaxing holiday
One could not ask for more: a comfortable, stylish well maintained apartment, overlooking the sea. with a stunning view of Ortigia. It lived up to everything in the description. We were met on arrival (76A is a little hard to spot from the road but it is just past the bus stop) and quickly felt at home .Guilia phoned us during the week just to make sure everything was OK, but she need not have worried.
The only downside was that Ortigia with its restaurants, market and shops was a good fifteen minute walk and our septuagenarian legs required a taxi back, especially when laden with shopping. (wine bottles can be heavy ) The taxi cost about 10 euros but worth every penny.
We should certainly be very happy to stay there again, which is the best recommendation one can give.
Paradise!!! Gorgeous Views from Every Room
This condo was absolutely fabulous! It is decorated beautifully and spotlessly clean. The most amazing feature of this condo is the gorgeous water views from every window. The wrap around balcony allows you to sip your coffee in the morning as the sun comes up over the water and sip your wine in the evening as you watch the dazzling sunsets over the blue green sea every night! We enjoyed the wonderful location, walking to Ortigia every day. We also appreciated the fact that there is a bus route to so many locations in Sicily so close by. We rarely needed a car. It is perfect for two couples, as there are two bathrooms. Loved it and plan on returning this year for our "Italian Holiday"! Can't wait!
Wonderful week in Syracuse!
Stella Sur Mare was a wonderful stay with amazing views of the ocean and across to Ortega. The apartment is comfortable and well equiped. Although it is about 20 mins walk into Ortega there is a little Bus No 3 that stops nearby in front of Bar Riviera. Perhaps the only thing that lets the apartment down is the bathrooms that could be updated but still clean and functional. We had a great stay thank you Guilia.
A Warmer Winter
My wife and I stayed at the condo for two whole months between January and March while the UK was under flood water. We stayed last year too when Britain was frozen solid with arctic temperatures. This year the temperature during the day never dropped below about 14C and we came away looking like a couple of pandas where our sunglasses left us untanned. The condo has two excellent bedrooms - we slept overlooking the rocks and the cormorant colony. We went to bed to the moonlight on the water and and woke to the sunrise. We shopped for our major supplies at the supermarket which delivered within three hours; smaller purchases we made from the bakery, the butcher and the alimentaria down the road. We visited the classical sites, walked the path along the coast and visited the ancient city of Ortigia. But our favourite inactivity was to have our lunch on the wonderful balcony running round two sides of the apartment - fresh baked bread, cheese, anchovies, wonderful fruit and Sicilian wine - then pretending to read our Kindles while drowsing in the sunshine.
The property was certainly up to the description in the listing. ln fact the only drawback we found was a tendency for the power supply to give up if we overstrained it with oven, microwave, washing machine, heating, computers, immersion heater, etc. Then I had to dash downstairs and throw a switch to restore the supply - not too difficult and not often. Giulia was only a phone call away and was quick to resolve any initial queries we might have had. The wi-fi worked and so did Sky on the TV. Simone and Monika, the Italian/Polish couple who looked after us during our stay were ever helpful and Monika kept the apartment clean as well as improving my wife's Polish.
While this time we didn't eat out very much, there are plenty of ristorantes, trattorias, hosterias, pizzerias in Ortigia; via Cavour is particularly blessed in this respect (unless you choose to eat out on a Monday evening when many eateries are closed.) There is a Mexican pub within 200 metres which is good and welcoming.
This is a good place to stay. We have spent several months here and will almost certainly come again in the future. Thank you Giulia.
Top location, great views
We spent 5 nights in this apartment during March 2018. The place is even closer to the sea than we expected. The building is literally build into the sea and accordingly the large balcony is offering fantastic views. Syracuse downtown is within walking distance and each day we easily found parking near the apartment.
During the week we spent in Syracuse, wind was quite strong and waves were high. Anyone who is sensitive to noise may have difficulties finding a relaxed night sleep because the sea is getting very noisy during those days.
However, as said before, this is paid back by an amazing view.
The apartment and in particular the two bathrooms could use a renovation. Floors, showers, linens, kitchen surfaces, etc, were clean at our arrival but taking a closer look to more hidden places (e.g. under the mattress, sofas, lamps) reveals a lot of dust. Pots and pans are plenty but all of them are old and not very appealing.
Nevertheless, this is a good place for anyone who wants to spend some days in Syracuse.
semaine de rêve à Syracuse
appartement superbe ,bien aménagé,bien situé et bien équipé merveilleuse semaine