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My Holiday Apartment Aci Castello
Hosted by Alessandro
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5 guests
2 bedrooms
4 beds
1 bath
5 guests
2 bedrooms
4 beds
1 bath
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Newly renovated 2 bedrooms apartment. Fresh and comfortable in extraordinary beautiful location. Just a stroll from the sea with a beautiful cliff and black lava rock beaches ideal for snorkeling, a few minutes driving from Catania. It's an excellent starting point to visit many interesting places and beaches in eastern Sicily. Renting a car is recommended. Private Parking is available. [ New, 04 feb 2017: Fully renovated bathroom ] [ New, 24 feb 2017: Highly effective soundproof windows]

The space

Centrally located in the heart of the traditional sea town of Aci Castello (6km from Catania), this apartment represent a convenient solution for couples or families willing to experience a relaxing and comfortable stay our the stunning Sicilian coast.

It`s inclusive of 2 bedrooms, spacious living room, kitchen and three large balconies. At the end of 2013 has been fully renovated with traditional marine deco from local suppliers.
[ New, 22 aug 2016 ] The air conditioning in the master bedroom was replaced with a new Mitsubishi Inverter A+.
[ New, 04 feb 2017 ] Fully renovated bathroom with modern fittings.
[ New, 24 feb 2017 ] Highly effective soundproof windows (5mm) have been recently installed, to ensure a comfortable and relaxing stay.

Great for those who want to move by walking or public transport. All of the various services (mini market, bakery, tobacco, pharmacy and para-pharmacy) are within 2 minutes walking distance.

The apartment is equipped with all appliances and accessories: washing machine, refrigerator, freezer, oven, water heater, vacuum cleaner, air conditioning in both bedrooms, electric heater oil for the winter. There is also a 42-inch LCD television. With appropriate cables (via HDMI adapter), you can connect your pc, tablets and smartphones to the TV to view photos, video directly on the big screen.

Guest access

(Note!): the apartment is located on the second floor of the building. In order to access the apartment the tenants have to walk two floors of stairs. Such a condition might be restrictive for people with mobility issues.

Interaction with guests

I welcome our guests personally and I hand over the keys. I try to answer all requests for information and suggest the best spots nearby.

TOURS: Upon request, I can book guided tours of Mount Etna with a professional agency and multi-lingual guides (4WD, Alcantara River, Trekking, Wine Tours). Upon request, I can book the mini-tour with traditional rowing boats, sailing between the stacks of Acitrezza (my guests were amazed by the unique experience) a great local experience!

I leave guests free to organize themselves independently but I am always available if they need help or information.

Other things to note

PARKING:
[ New for 1 September 2017! ]
A private parking is available in the same building.

You can park in the street below the apartment and nearby streets for free in places marked in white.

Alternatively you can park in the spaces marked by blue color. Paying a ticket from 08:30 to 13:00 and from 15:30 to 20:00 with the ticket machines arranged along the streets. Outside of the above times you can park for free. If you install the application ParkMan you can pay for parking from your smartphone (available for Android and iOS).

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HOW TO GET TO APARTMENT:

(by car) I suggest you to rent a car in airport. Once you are in Sicily, from Aci Castello, you can go to visit so many wonderful places. Historic Centres of artistic importance, seaside resorts with fishing villages, Mount Etna with its many paths and much more. The beautiful Taormina, Siracusa with its remains of ancient Greece and Rome, Agrigento with its temples.

(by private transport) I can book a transfer service from Catania airport directly to Aci Castello. The service is offered by a professional agency that will pick you up at the airport with a comfortable van or mini-bus. The total cost of the transfer is variable depending on the number of people.

(by public transport) From Catania airport there is not a direct bus to Aci Castello. You have to take 2 buses: a first bus arrive in Catania and then you have to wait for a connection with the bus that goes up to Aci Castello. It is not very recommended, because the buses are not always on time, and you risk to wait a few hours.


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Amenities
Kitchen
Internet
TV
Essentials

Sleeping arrangements
Bedroom 1
1 queen bed, 1 crib
Bedroom 2
3 single beds

House Rules
No smoking
Not suitable for pets
No parties or events
Check in is anytime after 3PM
Check out by 10AM

Manage the apartment as if it were your home. Warns, at least the day before, about the time preferred to check out. No pets are allowed in large size. If small only on request and with approval. Do not leave switched on too many appliances at once, could cause the separation of the light (in this case, you will need to go down the stairs and turn back the electricity meter). Do not leave your air conditioner if you are not at home. Please when you leave the apartment throw the garbage.

You must also acknowledge
Must climb stairs - The apartment is on the second floor without elevator.
Potential for noise - In the summer months, especially during weekends, the town of Aci Castello could be noisy. New windows were installed to ensure proper insulation.
No parking on property - You can park your car in the street below the apartment or in nearby streets for free. Or in places marked by blue stripes paying a ticket.

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Natalie User Profile
August 2017
We loved how spacious the apartment is and the 3 balconies! Alessandro was brilliant at communicating with me and the check-in was easy. We also found parking very easy and free on the road of the apartment. The host supplied a cot and high chair and other thoughtful bits as we brought our 2-year-old with us.
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Response from Alessandro:
Thanks a lot Natalie, it was a pleasure to host you with your beautiful family! best wishes!
August 2017

Lilla User Profile
September 2016
I loved Alessandro's flat it was just at the right location and just as on the pictures. We went there as a group of 4 but we arrived separately and my friends took over the flat. Alessandro was very flexible, greeted my friends with welcome gifts and loads of information regarding the area etc. The flat itself was on the second floor, equipped with air conditioning, 2 wifis, 2 huge bedrooms, etc,etc.. literally everything that you needed for either a short or a long stay. I had a very comfortable and relaxing holiday and would definitely book with Alessandro again.
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Response from Alessandro:
Thanks a lot Lilla, Gábor, Éva, László, it was a pleasure to host you!
September 2016

Nisha Lilia User Profile
August 2016
Alessandro was really friendly & always quick to respond. His apartment is nice & spacious but the street noise is terrible & it never lets up, day or night. I noticed other reviewers mentioning this after we booked & unfortunately they weren't exaggerating. Take ear plugs. Also, the AC in our bedroom was broken. Alessandro did everything he could to get it fixed but it stayed bust, so our August stay was pretty uncomfortable. One final thing: if you're choosing this apartment for its proximity to the seafront (as we did) be aware that the water is only accessible via several flights of stone steps along this stretch of aci castello. You have to drive to get to the more accessible bits
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Response from Alessandro:
Dear Nisha, I'm very sorry for your experience, especially with a one-year baby. I was traveling but, as you said, it was done everything possible to fix the problems encountered. Anyway the air conditioning in the second bedroom works very well for the whole apartment as you know. Unfortunately we were unlucky and this high season was very busy and noisy, more than other years. As for the sea, Aci Castello is located on a beautiful cliff that rises to the sea, with black lava rock beaches, you could ask for. My best wishes and good luck!
August 2016

Heidi User Profile
July 2016
Alessandro answers all your messages and emails promptly. There has never been a delay. He accommodated all our wishes and is extremely good in giving some insider advice about activities, restaurants and Sicilian specialities. The rooms in the flat are of good size, very clean and well equipped. The flat is only 5 min away from the sea and less than a min away from shops, bakery and restaurants. It is in the middle of the small city of Aci Castello and therefore in a busy area. We liked it as is was not too far to visit the Etna, Taormina or Syracuse. The rocky beaches in Aci Castello and Aci Trezza are beautiful and good for swimming and snorkelling. My student children enjoyed the area too! Wifi always worked! We were very satisfied with our holiday and would go again.
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Response from Alessandro:
Great, thank you Heidi! I wish you the best and hope to see you again.
July 2016

Lucie User Profile
May 2016
This was a lovely apartment, in a beautiful little town just south of Catania. Alessandro was a great host, made us feel very welcoming and gave us some great tips and recommendations for things to do locally, all which turned out to be great experiences or amazing food!
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Response from Alessandro:
Thank you so much, it was a real pleasure!
May 2016

Cathy User Profile
October 2015
Very nice apartment in a brilliant location. Alessandro was the perfect host. Aci Castello is a very pretty village. We hired a car and travelled around the area, Alessandro recommended many good restaurants Thanks
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Response from Alessandro:
Thank you very much Cathy, was a pleasure to host you! Best wishes!
October 2015

Roderick User Profile
June 2015
Alessandro made us feel very welcome. The apartment was just as we expected it to be and was very comfortable. It was right in the town centre, which was very convenient but could be a little noisy at times (but not all the time!).
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Response from Alessandro:
Thanks Roddy, my best wishes!
June 2015

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