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Traditional home in sunny Sicily; attic facing the Gulf of Palermo

Sleeps5
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms2
Half Baths1
Space 1,076 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 nights

Overview

About the property

Free WIFI - 1 and 2 bedroomed apartments sleeping up to 5

An old renovated house accurately finished and pleasantly furnished.

'Stadda' on the ground floor:1 bedroom with double bed and sofa bed. 1 bedroom with 2 single beds. Another sofa bed is in the living room. A lovely sitting room under an old sandstone arch with: TV corner, lounge bar and 2 couches for relaxing. Comfortable living room and fully equipped kitchen. A bathroom with tub, and a bathroom with shower. Laundry. Courtyard and terrace with outdoor furniture. Independent heating and air conditioned bedrooms.

'Sularo' on the second floor: a suitable living room, with a large sofa bed, is adjoining the private sunny terrace with outdoor furniture. Fully equipped kitchen with sea view balcony, bathroom, laundry corner. A bedroom with double bed, bathroom en-suite with shower enclosure and a smaller terrace on the loft. Independent heating and air conditioned bedroom.

Local traditions & welcome: In September a traditional Festa takes place, with boat races, aquatic games and the mystic procession of Madonna statue, carried on the boat and followed by the fisherman families in their own boats. Daily fair and a fantastic fireworks display performed on the sea platform at the end of the celebration.

Guests are allowed to use internet free from my own PC.

Scuba diving: In the local branch of the Naval League, the scuba diving centre 'Pagine di mare' proposes, beyond to the attainment of licences IDEA (considering a permanence of at least 10 days)), guided biological and archaeological tours. The staff highly specialized will guide you in the sea before the ancient citadel of Solunto to the search of remains of the V sec. BC, stocks of Roman anchors and rests of Punic, Greek and Roman amphora; you will encounter as well the multicolour flora and fauna of the most famous points of immersion of the zone like the rock “Formica” considered a probable compass ante litteram of the Phoenician people for its perfect alignment with the 4 cardinal points or, still along the Wall of the Gulls of the Capo Zafferano between chromium plated sponges and gorgonie astroides, octopus, murene and candle fish.

How to get to Aspra - Bagheria: Fly to Palermo- Punta Raisi airport; Aspra is just 40km and 40 min drive far from the airport. Cheap flights are available from Ryan Air from London Stanstead to Palermo; Easyjet flies to Palermo from London Gatwick. If you decide to hire a car, visit sbc (ask us for link) a local car hire company which allows good fares, in this case I'll send you a map and detailed information to reach easily the house. The quickest and cheapest way to get to Aspra Bagheria is by catching the train at the airport, the one way TKT costs 6.05 Euro; it will take you at Palermo Centrale station in 40 Min then change wagon; there are plenty trains leading to Bagheria in 10 Min. I'll collect you there on arrival for free. Otherwise I can arrange your transfer from / to the airport for € 40 total one way, up to 3 people.

More Details

Owner
Antonella
Member since: 2005
Speaks: english, french, spanish, italian
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
October 18, 2017

Guestbook comments from the owner

We returned from holiday almost 8 weeks ago and it's been incredibly busy but wanted to give you feedback on the wonderful woman who owns the above property. Having never been to Sicily before, we didn't know what to expect but right from booking this property on your site, Antonella has been nothing but helpful. She communicated with us, sending us additional photos, tourism information and local tips about getting around. In the end, she actually picked us up from the airport for a nominal cost which in hindsight was a blessing when travelling with a tired 4 yr old. Once we were there, she offered to drive us to points of interest and did this over a number of days without expectations. Antonella also assisted us with onward accommodation and generously let us use her Internet connection. Her property is also one of the more well equipped ones we came across. It had everything down to shampoo, hairdryers and cotton wool! Extraordinarily clean and tidy with great views ...Marisa - NZ
Nov 2007
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Amenities

Bagheria House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house (terraced)
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1076 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 16.00 / Check-out: 11.00
  • Max. occupancy: 5
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
Location Type:
  • Beach
  • Village
Theme:
  • Family
  • Historic
General:
  • Air Conditioning
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Sofa Bed
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
Kitchen:
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom - toilet , combination tub/shower , bidet
    Bathroom - toilet , shower , bidet
    Bathroom - toilet
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 5
  • Mainwood - 1 king , 1 sleep sofa /futon
    Ground - 2 twin/ single
    Living corner - 1 sleep sofa /futon
  • 1 main bedroom with king size bed and a sofa bed, 1 bedroom with king size bed or twin beds upon request; a sofa bed in the living area.
Entertainment:
  • Audio Tape Player
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
Outside:
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Terrace
  • 8 garden chairs
  • 2 beach chairs
Suitability:
  • unsuitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Attractions:
  • churches
  • marina
  • museums
  • water parks
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • groceries
  • hospital
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • fishing
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
Notes:
Weekly maid service with change of bed, bath & kitchen linen. Chargeable daily maid service upon request. At your arrival you will find the kitchen supplied with mineral water, milk, coffee, tea, sugar, oil and vinegar, salt & pepper, jam, butter, bread-toast, fruit-juice.

Reviews

Exceptional! 5/5 -
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Traditional home in sunny Sicily; attic facing the Gulf of Palermo
average rating of 4.970588 based on 35 reviews
Wyckoff New Jersey
5

Marvelous Sicilia! Amazing Aspra!

  • 5 of 5

I just spent 3 wonderful weeks with my husband and mother in Antonella's apartment in Aspra. Over the last six years, we have rented vacation homes in other locations in Italy, France and Spain. But, this was our favoirte by far! Not because of the apartment, which is lovely, not because of the proximity to the beach, which is a stone's throw away, but because of Antonella and the people of Aspra. What a warm, friendly people they are! I am American with a limited knowledge of Italian and yet everyone tried to communicate in a patient way. Antonella made us feel like long lost family members, inviting us to dinner in her home, taking us on her boat for a scenic tour and bringing us to an authentic Sicilian restaurant with the cutest waiters ever! All of Sicily was simply beautiful and if you need further information I would be glad to reply. And if you want to stay in an authentic Sicilian town with great people, this is your place. One word of caution, Sicilian drivers are the worst I have ever experienced and I drive New York City! If you are faint of heart, do not dirve!

  • Submitted: Aug 16, 2009
  • Stayed: Jul 2009
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: ahahah! the waiters at Don Ciccio still ask of you!!! THX for your friendship, it was a real privilege for me to meet you!
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5

Quiet flat close to the beach

  • 5 of 5

The flat is quiet, comfortably furnished, spacious and spotlessly clean. It has 2 bedrooms, a huge living room, 2 bathrooms an excellently equipped kitchen and 2 terraces. It is located very close (100 m) to the beach and within walking distance restaurants, shops, cafes, ATM and even a small fish market can be found. The owners are great hosts with excellent communication and helpful attitude. We really enjoyed staying there: five stars, highly recommended!!! *****

  • Submitted: Aug 11, 2017
  • Stayed: Aug 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

Unforgettable Aspra

  • 5 of 5

As Antonella wasn't going to be in Italy when we travelled she very kindly met us in the UK beforehand to give us lots of useful advice and information for our trip. On arrival we were warmly welcomed by Gaetano who showed us around the house and even gave us a quick tour of the town's shops, bars and restaurants.

The house was very clean, spacious and well furnished. The beds were comfortable and the kitchen was well equipped for our needs. The courtyard and terrace complemented the property perfectly.

The pretty seaside town of Aspra with it's friendly people was a great base for exploring Bagheria, Palermo, Monreale, Castelbuono and lots of other places suggested by Antonella. We really liked the restaurants Colapisci and Pizzeria Fontanella in Aspra, and especially Don Ciccio in Bagheria.

Gaetano was very attentive and kept in touch to ensure we had everything we needed. Both he and Antonella clearly care about their guests and we wholeheartedly recommend their property.

  • Submitted: Jun 5, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
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5

Fantastic real Italian locations

  • 5 of 5

We loved the location and the town. Can buy fresh seafood and more right there. Great pizza and more just a few doors down and then there's coffee and pastry and more right there. Nice home and the kids loved the upstairs bedroom with comfortable beds. Aspra a small fishing village with great charm. We just loved it as a base to travel parts of Sicily.

  • Submitted: Jul 29, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

A great vacation

  • 5 of 5

We stayed on week in this lovely small town by the sea and it was a memorable week. Having stayed in a lot of houses all over Italy and France we'd been quite specific in what we're looking for, and this is the kind of place. Like stated in other reviews, not the furniture, not the terrace, not the small beach 50 meters away, but the ambiance of the place, a simple and slower life, buying the morning bread from the baker 4 doors away, the fruit from the small and old man from a tiny APE50 delivery truck, the few but nice restaurants all facing the sea, being in the middle of something real instead of at a resort. The feeling it has been like this for ages and most likely will stay like this for a long time, s small and calm place where you can spend weeks. Finally I need to mention the lovely host, a more gentle and friendly person will be hard to find.

  • Submitted: Jul 24, 2014
  • Stayed: Jul 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
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Leicester England
5

Treated like family in authentic Sicily

  • 5 of 5

We chose this property for our holiday because it did not look touristy & the feedback was fantastic. I am overjoyed to report that both were true. We enjoyed a week where we were treated with genuine warmth by all.

The house is beautifull & caters for your every need.

Our hosts were magnificent. Wonderfully welcoming. Generous in their time, kindness & commitment to making our stay truly memorable. For this we owe a HUGE thank you. I heartilly recommend this to you if a relaxed holiday in beautiful surroundings without all the fuss & bother of a commercialised resort is what your long for.You can always travel to busier places but returning to the warmth of Aspra was special.

  • Submitted: Jan 12, 2010
  • Stayed: Aug 2009
  • Source: HomeAway
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Map

Nearest Airport
40 Kilometres
Palermo - Punta Raisi
Nearest Ferry
15 Kilometres
Palermo
Nearest Train
1 Kilometres
Bagheria
Nearest Motorway
4 Kilometres
Bagheria
Nearest Beach
20 Metres
Aspra
Car: not necessary

Aspra is a charming fisherman’s village only 15 km from Palermo; away from luxury tourism it is a genuine place, where you can experience the warmth of Sicilians and is a good starting point to discover our traditions and hidden places. The waterfront is a pedestrian area and there are many Italian bars, ice-cream parlours and the typical restaurants called Trattoria, with marvellous seafood and all kinds of basic shops and services such as: post office, bank, tourist doctor, chemist, tobacconist, perfumery, newsagent, gift shops, supermarket and local special food shops at maximum 200mt away. Fish is sold beside both harbours and by the way..Palermo is only 15km away!! You'll find many historical sites and places to see in Palermo. With fine monuments, works of art, churches and buildings, tourism in Palermo is far from boring!

Other Activities: historical tour

Golf: The nearest golf course is located 45 Km (23miles), and 30/40 minutes drive from my house. It is opened all year round; altitude Mt 74 on level sea; 18 holes, Mt 6004, Par 72. Practical field, pitching green, putting green.

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Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

pulizie finali $58.96

Il prezzo dell'affitto include tutte le spese

Si addebiteranno alla fine del soggiorno 50 Euro per la pulizia finale.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 7 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.

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