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4 guests
2 bedrooms
4 beds
2 baths
4 guests
2 bedrooms
4 beds
2 baths
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From the typically Mediterranean flat roof and wide balcony of the villa you have a breathtaking view of the sea. The villa is surrounded by a large subtropical garden and is only a few steps from the beach where there is a choice of sand or rocks.

The space

This is the top flat of a villa divided into two independent flats. It has two double bedrooms, a large sitting room, kitchen, bathroom and service room with toilet. It has a wide balcony all round it with spacious dining areas and loungers and a spectacular solarium on the roof. The tropical garden around the house makes the flat feel secluded but access to the garden is limited to the area to the left of the drive, this area with its outdoor shower being shared with the bottom flat. The wide drive that provides parking space for at least three cars is also shared with the other flat as is the washing machine in the area under the stairs. The flat was redecorated in April 2016 and much of the furniture was renewed. Kitchen appliances, crockery etc. are supplied and bed linen and towels are included in the price.

Extra people $24 AUD / night after 2 guests
Cleaning Fee $64 AUD
Security Deposit $400 AUD
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Sleeping arrangements
Bedroom 1
1 queen bed
Bedroom 2
2 single beds
Common spaces
1 sofa bed
House Rules
No smoking
No parties or events
Check-in is anytime after 3PM
Check out by 10AM
7 nights minimum stay

28 Reviews

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Emma User Profile
August 2017
We loved our stay at Lucia's place. It was spacious, perfectly located, well-equipped and the ideal place to relax for a week in Sicily! The beach is literally 50 metres away, as is a cafe/restaurant for breakfast, coffee and pastries (& pizza/drinks at night), plus it's just a few minutes walk from a bakery and fruit and veg shop. The rooftop is spectacular, but as is the wrap-around verandah. We zoomed through books, took many morning swims and explored the ruins in Siracusa, bought food at the Ortigia market (eat at the sandwich shop!), saw the golden buildings of Noto and swam at a few beaches along the coast. Lucia was an excellent host! If we are ever lucky enough to be in this part of the world again, we will be staying here!

Jane User Profile
September 2017
Great base for exploring SE Sicily, with loads to see including walks in Nature Reserves, amazing limestone gorges and archeological sites. Apartment very clean and well equipped, tastefully and thoughtfully furnished, very comfortable. Had house to ourselves all week. Good beach for families and swimming right in front of apartment. Loved the view over the sea and could not wait to return for evening drink on roof whilst watching passing ships, local fishermen and pleasure boats. Mosquitoes in evenings but electric deterrents and fans provided kept them away.

Susan User Profile
September 2017
Staying in Lucia's flat is reason enough to plan a trip to Sicily! The flat is comfortable and well-equipped for cooking, the beach (umbrella and chairs) and relaxing. The 360 degree terrace is perfect for reading, eating and relaxing. The beach across the road was sandy, with gentle waves; we swam every day. The wifi service is about the best I've ever experienced. We enjoyed our conversations with Lucia and it was easy to communicate with her to arrange our check-in and check-out. Lucia provided information about the area and suggestions for day trips. We visited Vendicari Nature Preserve (wear your bathing suit (!)), Noto, Avola and the archeological park in Siracusa. It was easy navigating and driving in the region. The nearby village of Cassibile includes produce and grocery stores, an excellent bakery and gelato shops.

Peter User Profile
September 2017
Lucia's place exceeded our expectations and made for a wonderful romantic week for the two of us. We stayed in the upper apartment and enjoyed a wonderful view of the sea from the lounge and main bedroom. You also have access to the roof terrace for an even more amazing view of the surroundings. Well equipped and very clean, we were impressed by the classic Mediterranean ambiance of the flat and it is just 50 metres to the beach. Local facilities are a bit thin on the ground - there is a fruit and veg shop and a bakery/café nearby but the nearest general store is about 5km. You can dine at the nearby Syracuse Beach Hotel (okay) but expect to motor a fair way for more options. We did have trouble finding Lucia's place as the signposting isn't great! You may have to drive along the beach road until you spot its orange walls set back from the high, ornate metal gates - we did! Local dogs barking during the night was a problem for us, so bring earplugs - otherwise a brilliant choice.

Matthieu User Profile
August 2017
Really Nice place to stay.

Pamela User Profile
July 2017
A wonderful flat and location.

Debbie User Profile
June 2017
Lovely apartment with balcony and roof terrace, stunning views over the beautiful Mediterranean Sea. Lucia was welcoming and after the first day we had the place to ourselves. The balcony goes right round the house and the apartment was clean and stylishly decorated. We met Lucia, friends and family and they were all so friendly and helpful. Arenella is quiet with a small lovely beach, cute beach cafe with friendly owner and only a few kilometres from Siracusa and Ortigia, the beautiful old town.

Joined in January 2016
Lucia User Profile

My name is Lucia. I am Sicilian but have lived for long periods also in Berlin and Oxfordshire. I love animals and my hobby is sport (cycling, canoeing and kite-surf). I get great satisfaction from people enjoying my Arenella house and the flat in the centre of Palermo as much as I have always done.

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