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Perfect location, large private roof terrace, up to 5pax, well-equipped,Wi-fi,AC

Bedrooms 2
Space 861 sq. ft.
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 1 - 28 nights


About the property

2 bedrooms, 5 sleeps, 1 bathroom, large private roof terrace, Wi-fi, AC, SatTV

Casa Asmara is located at the lower part of Corso Vittorio Emanuele, the main street running through Noto’s historic centre. The cathedral, main churches, theatre and museum are all within walking distance. Parking is possible in front of the apartment during non-working hours, however, there are numerous other free parking possibilities close by. A stroll through to the upper town via the many staircases offers a multitude of views over the rooftops of the town. There are a number of nice restaurants in the vicinity of Casa Asmara offering typical regional cuisine at a reasonable price. Of the many cafes in the town, Café Sicilia in the central pedestrian area is the most outstanding for its excellent range of Sicilian pastries, granita’s and jams. Two small grocery stores and an organic shop are located a couple of minutes walk from the apartment. Local wine is available straight from the barrel just a stone’s throw down the road. The newly refurbished apartment combines traditional and modern elements. It comprises a living room with integrated kitchen, one bathroom and two large bedrooms. The kitchen has an electric / gas oven, fridge and essential kitchen appliances allowing guests to fully self-cater. Both bedrooms and the main living room are equipped with modern air conditioner-heater units. The two generously sized bedrooms both have double beds with one of the rooms also having an in built single bed suitable for children. The bathroom is fully equipped with shower unit, bidet and other high quality fittings. The apartment is accessed via an inner courtyard and has its individual spacious roof terrace providing views over the old town. Its strategic location provides easy access to restaurants, cafes and places of interest while offering a quiet space for rest and relaxation. 10 minute drive away is the Vendicari Natural Reserve, with its protected coastline and its breathtaking views and paths, a heaven to nature lovers and birdwatchers, its archaeological marvels and its pure beauty are part of Sicily´s most treasured heritage.

Mark Hayton
Member since: 2011
Speaks: english, french, german, spanish, italian
Calendar last updated:
March 19, 2018

About Mark Hayton

We are an English / German couple currently resident in Indonesia.

Mark Hayton purchased this apartment in 2004

Why Mark Hayton chose Noto

We were attracted to Sicily because it is still largely unspoilt by large scale commercial tourism. The region offers an abundance of interesting places, lovely countryside, cuisine, wine all combined with authentic Italian lifestyle and friendly people.

What makes this apartment unique

In 2008 we totally refurbished the apartment combining modern and original elements together to create an apartment offering a high standard of accommodation whilst retaining its original character.


Noto Apartment Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • apartment
  • floor 1
Building Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 861 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • children welcome
Location Type:
  • Beach
  • Downtown
  • Near The Ocean
  • Village
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen ...
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , tub , shower , bidet
  • The bathroom is fully equipped with shower unit, bidet and other high quality fittings.
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 baby crib
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 5 (2 Bedrooms) Notes on bedrooms: 2 large spacious double bedrooms equipped with air-conditioner / heater, reading lights, study table. One of the rooms has an additional in built single bed suitable for children. The front bedroom has double doors opening onto inner courtyard.
  • Books
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Porch / Veranda ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • caves
  • churches
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • nude beach
  • playground
  • reefs
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • horseback riding
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • swimming
  • tennis
Outside: The entrance to the building is on the ground floor. Upon entering the house steps lead to an inner courtyard area with a veranda overlooking the Corso Vittorio Emanuele, the main street running through the historic center of Noto. From the courtyard one can enter the apartment through double doors and access the roof terrace via steps. The terrace is equipped with outside table and chairs and sun umbrella. Lighting is provided for evening sitting and electric sockets enable the use of laptops and other electrical appliances. Utility Room: A laundry room is accessible from the courtyard and has a washing machine. Other: The apartment has a 40m2 roof terrace accessible via steps from the courtyard. The terrace is equipped with a large table, sun shade, chairs and a barbecue. The terrace has lighting and convenient electrical sockets allowing use of laptops etc.


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Perfect location, large private roof terrace, up to 5pax, well-equipped,Wi-fi,AC
average rating of 4.8333335 based on 6 reviews

Very nice & perfectly located flat

  • 5 of 5

We stayed at Casa Asmara for a week in July, with our twins aged 9 years old. Noto is a very good place to stay and visit south-east Sicily. The location is in the town center but in a quiet area. The flat is simply furnished but clean and functional, beds are comfortable and air conditioning is working properly. The terrace is lovely. We really enjoyed our stay!

  • Submitted: Jul 26, 2016
  • Stayed: July 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for this kind feedback. We would be very happy to welcome you again. All best.
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Casa Asmara

  • 5 of 5

A very nice apartment in a great location. Not much to look at from the outside, but inside its comfortable and spacious if not luxurious. the beds are good in each of the two large bedrooms; the bathroom is modern with a good shower, the outside terrace is great for eating and, despite the central location, the whole apartment is quiet at night. Its less than 100m from central Noto - a wonderful baroque town - and overall is a great location for visiting Siracusa, Modica, Ragusa, though a car is vital.

We were concerned about parking being such a central location, but had no trouble with street parking about 100m from the apartment.

A second two-person sofa would have been welcome (for 4 adults sharing) and we have suggested this to the owners. On this basis alone its more 4.5* than the 5*rating we have given (as we can only give whole numbers!).

Otherwise, recommended without hesitation

  • Submitted: Oct 14, 2014
  • Stayed: September 2014
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Casa Asmara Noto

  • 5 of 5

The apartment was ideally situated in the town of Noto with easy walking access to excellent restaurants, coffee shops and historic sites. The apartment was furnished to a very high standard with high quality fixtures to make an extremely enjoyable and relaxing stay. The apartment was exceptionally well maintained and clean and the balcony proved an ideal place to sit and relax, both in the evening time with a bottle of local wine and during the heat of the day under the shade of the canopy. The apartment's description was as detailed in the brochure and the owner's agent was extremely helpful and punctual. Noto itself is an ideal place to stay to visit many historic attractions and excellent beaches. The apartment was very spacious and I would highly recommend the apartment.

  • Submitted: Oct 13, 2014
  • Stayed: September 2014
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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South Coast NSW

Central, clean & comfortable

  • 5 of 5

All conveniences. Every thing worked. Well equipped kitchen. Good position on main Street. Booking and meeting process was very easy.

  • Submitted: Oct 8, 2014
  • Stayed: September 2014
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Kingston, Ontario Canada

great place ,great location

  • 5 of 5

The accomadation was as advertised. The location was perfect. We particularly enjoyed the terrace and the barbeque. The house was well equipped and very clean. Having access to WIFI was most helpful.

We enjoyed the local shops and particularly like the Liberty restauant where the food was excellent and you could purchase inexpensive local wine from their winery.

The managers of the accommadation were very helpful and a couple times when we had a problem with the WIFI they came immediately and sorted it out. they wefe easy to reach and very helpful.

We would highly recommend this place for your stay in Noto.

  • Submitted: Aug 30, 2013
  • Stayed: March 2013
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Una base ideale per esplorare l'ultimo lembo a sud d'Italia

  • 4 of 5

4 su 5 stelle per la posizione dell'abitazione proprio sul corso centrale di Noto ma nella parte finale a nord quindi a 1 minuto a piedi dalla cattedrale ma senza il caos del segmento pedonale. Purtroppo la situazione dei parcheggi in questa zona è drammatica e spesso gli accessi sono stretti o chiusi senza preavviso. Rimanendo però qualche giorno si impara presto a trovare i pochi spazi disponibili e gli orari migliori per lasciare il proprio veicolo. Detto questo a Noto non serve la macchina ma per esplorare il suo territorio assolutamente si! Passando all'appartamento direi che lo spazio e' ideale per 2/3 persone max dal momento che c'è un solo bagno ma sono certo che è frequentato anche da famiglie di 5. Dalla strada c'è da salire una scala e per andare sul terrazzo ce n'è un'altra più ripida, quindi per chi ha problemi non è adatto. La terrazza dove c'è un tavolo e sedie è ideale nelle prime ore del mattino e senz'altro la sera per godersi un po' di fresco. Il resto del giorno è battuta dal sole quindi si arroventa di calore, ovviamente d'estate. Per il resto la casa è semplice con stanze spaziose e letti abbastanza comodi. Il bagno e' provvisto di una buona doccia. La cucina che occupa una parte del salone d'entrata è molto fornita ma non adatta a chi non può chinarsi dal momento che totalmente sprovvista di pensili. Tutte le vettovaglie sono poste in spazi aperti al di sotto del piano cottura e del lavabo. Sarebbe comodo un microonde..frigorifero con ghiacciaia grande e nuovo. Getto dell'acqua abbondante. A fianco dell'ingresso c'è una piccola lavanderia con lavatrice. Se si desidera un cambio multiplo degli asciugamani e delle lenzuola questi non sono inclusi nel prezzo e si pagano extra. Si dorme in totale tranquillità e in assenza di rumori molesti. L'aria condizionata perfettamente funzionante in tutti gli spazi. Per concludere direi che questo appartamento rappresenta un'ottima scelta con alcune piccole limitazioni ad un prezzo medio alto.

  • Submitted: Sep 6, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
85 Kilometres
Nearest Barpub
10 Metres
Nearest Ferry
85 Kilometres
Nearest Golf
30 Kilometres
Floridia Siracusa
Nearest Train
2 Kilometres
Nearest Motorway
4 Kilometres
Nearest Restaurant
50 Metres
Nearest Ski
100 Kilometres
Etna - Catania
Nearest Beach
5 Kilometres
Lido di Noto and natural reserve of Vendicari
Car: recommended


Lido di Noto and Elora beach are the closest to Noto. Additionally the Vendicari national reserve, only 5 km from Noto is home to several yellow sand beaches and a wide variety of fauna and flora. The lakes in the reserve provide seasonal habitat for migrating flamingos, herons, storks and cormorants on route to Africa. The most beautiful white sand beach in the area is Calamosche, a 20 minute walk from a nearby hotel, this quiet horseshoe shaped bay is ideal for sunbathing and swimming.


Catania airport: 85 km

Palermo airport 330 km

Train station 2 km

Towns & Cities:

Siracusa 35 km, Ispica 27 km, Scicli 50 km, Modica 40 km, Ragusa Ibla 53 km, Palazollo Acreide 33 km, Caltagirone 96 km, Taormina 137 km

Archaeological places of interest:

Eloro 6 km, Siracusa 35 km, Palazollo Acreide 38 km, Piazza Armerina 169 km, Agrigent 189 km

Nature reserves:

Eloro-Vendicari 6 km, Cava Grande 21 km, Pantalica Schlucht 50 km, Cava Ispica 27 km, Ätna 100 km, Gole dell´Alcantara 129 km

Further Details:

Around Noto:

The area around Noto has an authentic rural appeal and beautiful, unspoiled beaches within easy reach. Numerous baroque towns and famous ancient sites are found in the vicinity. In addition there are many opportunities for hiking and cycling through the typical Sicilian countryside.

Baroque towns and ancient sites:

Ruins from the Greek and Roman periods, Mourish palaces and the Baroque architecture of the towns in the southeast of Sicily illustrate that the area has been an important center of trade, science and arts in the Mediterranean from 500 years B.C. onwards. In and around Catania, Siracusa, Modica, Ragusa, Scicli and Palazzolo Acreide ruins of temples, caves and well preserved theatres from the Greek and Roman times can be found amidst magnificent Baroque churches and houses. In Noto Antica, strategically located on a mountain ridge above the current town of Noto, there are ruins of antique houses and temples destroyed by the powerful earthquake in 1693, including fortified walls and a big gate into the city.

Walking and cycling

There are many opportunities for walking and cycling around Noto. The lime stone plains and hills of the Iblean mountains which are covered with olives, lemon, almond and caruba trees provide many interesting and scenic walks. The most outstanding in the vicinity of Noto is in the Cava Grande, a valley carved deep into the lime stone mountains with several inviting emerald green lakes at the bottom. The walk, if started inland, traverses several hundred meters above the river along the gorge providing spectacular views of the sea and into ancient caves. Cyclists can choose between the challenging steep mountain roads heading inland and the more gentle terrain of the lowland coastal areas.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Final cleaning $43.07
Refundable damage deposit $246.12

Notes on prices:
The indicated price are for 2 persons. Price for extra person on request.

For electricity consumption above 80 kWh / week a charge of EUR 30 cents / kWh applies.

Laundry is included in the price.

Booking Notes:
30% advance payment via bank transfer. Final payment made in Noto prior to departure.

Changeover Day:
For the months of July and August the apartment is rented on a weekly basis and the change over day is Saturday. Special arrangements can be made depending on availability. For more details please inquire directly.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.

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