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BEST PRICE! GOOD LOCATION! Just about 4 km from Giarre exit of autostrada A-18. The apartment is on the second floor. KItchen and bedrooms each have access to the terrace overlooking the town with its dome and red-tiled rooftops.

The space

CONTE RUGGERO OVERLOOKING THE TOWN is on the second floor of a historic Art Nouveau building constructed way back in 1930 but now completely renovated. As you enter the apartment you see the modern kitchen with a double sink, a wide cooking range with 5 burners, an electric oven and a refrigerator. Adjoining is the living /dining room with a comfortable sofà, a dining table and chairs, a LCD satelliteTV on the wall but most of all there is free WI-FI access. Glass doors open out to a large terrace, excellent for dining alfresco or just lazing around. CONTE RUGGERO OVERLOOKING THE TOWN boasts of a large terrace: ideal for starting off your day with a hearty breakfast or dining alfresco at the end of a long day out or why not, just simply lazing around with a cool drink and your favorite book. It is a sturdy structure with thick walls and concave ceilings, almost 5 m. high. A spacious master bedroom in modern furnishing with a double bed, nightables and a closet. Across the hallway is an identical room also with a double bed. The kitchen and the bedrooms each have access to the terrace.There is also a private carpark. Truly an ideal holiday home rental for families.

Guest access

The location is ideal for many reasons. It is less than 2 km to the nearest beach 'FONDACHELLO'. Bread shops (panifici), pastry shops (pasticcerie), ice cream parlors (gelaterie), snack bars (tavola calda), supermarkets (supermercati), the bank (le banche), the post office (ufficio postale), the church (la chiesa), pharmacies (le farmacie), the playground (il parco da gioco) and the town square (la piazza) are all within walking distance.

Interaction with guests

Both Agostino and I attend to our guests personally. Before their arrival we both see to it that the apartment is in perfect order. We meet them at the apartment regardless of their time of arrival. From the time they land and throughout their sojourn we keep in touch through AIRBNB messages. I make sure they know that they can count on us. We live nearby ready to offer any assistance, above all to assure you a pleasant Sicilian holiday but the same time , we respect our guests' privacy.

Other things to note

Don't miss more nearby attractions like: GIARRE, a nearby town ideal for a shopping spree down Corso Italia and along via Callipoli; CONFORAMA, a commercial center on SS114; other malls of Catania are PORTE di CATANIA, ETNAPOLIS, and CENTRO SICILIA. A great way of visitng the surrounding towns around ETNA would be to take a ride on the FERROVIA CIRCUMETNEA (the 'Railway around the Etna'); RIPOSTO, known for its fresh fish market; go and see the PORTO dell'ETNA where one can go on a boat ride or simply watch the harbor from the panoramic restaurant while enjoying one's delicious Sicilian meal, this is also a great place to try the famous Sicilian sherbet 'granita' for breakfast; visit GURNA, an extraordinary Natural Reserve within the territory of MASCALI and FIUMEFREDDO; the vineyards of SANTA VENERINA, SANT'ALFIO, MILO, LINGUAGLOSSA, excellent wine producing towns; within less than 30 minutes of pleasant driving is IL PICCIOLO, a 18 hole golf course; farther up on ETNA's northern side; a must is PIANA PROVENZANA, from where one can join a S.T.A.R. excursion on a jeep up till the crater. Here you will also find a skiing resort. As for night life, TAORMINA, CASTELMOLA, GIARDINI-NAXOS, ACIREALE and CATANIA are all excellent for fine dining,pubs, bars, night clubs and discotheques. You name it, we've got it.

The space
Accommodates: 4
Bathrooms: 1
Bedrooms: 2
Beds: 2
Check In: 4PM - 11PM
Check Out: 10AM
Room type: Entire home/flat
Self check-in: Other


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Cleaning Fee £23
Weekly Discount: 19%
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Sleeping arrangements
Bedroom 1
1 queen bed
Bedroom 2
1 queen bed

House Rules
Not suitable for pets
Check in time is 4PM - 11PM

We offer you our holiday home, your home away from from home, feel at ease and care for it as if it were your very own. "Tante grazie".


3 nights minimum stay

22 Reviews

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Kiran User Profile
November 2016
Maria's elegant apartment was perfect for what we needed. Lovely terrace and very roomy apartment. Maria was charming & welcoming. Thank you.
Maria User Profile
Response from Maria:
Tante grazie e arrivederci, Kiran' and friends.
November 2016

Walter & Antina User Profile
August 2017
Maria's appartment with it's big terrace is amazing and equipped with so many lovely details! Our stay was very comfortable. Maria received us in the evening at 7 pm cause we had longer journey. She took time to answer all our questions and she and her doughter were reachable all the time for any matters. Mascali is a nice and relaxed place near Taormina and Catania, which from there are good to receive. We can recommend this appartment and Maria!

Jessie User Profile
June 2017
Maria's home is lovely and is in a perfect location to visit Catania, Taormina and Etna. She met us at arrival and was very welcoming. The fish market in Riposto was an excellent recommendation and we enjoyed swordfish on the beautiful patio overlooking the duomo. The neighborhood is quiet but there are plenty of amenities nearby and a beach in about a 20 minute walk. Would recommend.

Noëmie User Profile
April 2017
This apartment is very large and great value for money. Easy to drive to both Taormina and Catania as well as Etna. Very clean with a terrace that wraps all the way around the apartment. Maria was lovely and very helpful!

Sigrid User Profile
April 2017
Beautiful spacious airy apartment with a wonderful terrace. Nicely located to visit places like Taormina Etna Acicastello etc. It is a pity that there were no restaurants in the neighbourhood , but you have some nice take aways around the corner. The beds were comfy, the shower was nice, but if you're a light sleeper: take your earplugs because at night there is a lot of noise from traffic.

Anna User Profile
September 2016
Maria was lovely, she was very helpful and accommodating to let us check in slightly early and check out later. She also helped with transport to the airport for a late night flight which was very much appreciated. the flat was spacious, bright and airy with a super view over to the sea. Mascali is a lovely quiet town, around 20 to 25 minutes walk from Fondachello beach with its crystal clear water. It is around 40 to 50 minutes local bus ride to Giardini Naxos (with its lovely sandy beach!) and 10 minutes more to the heart of Taorima. the bus stop is two minutes walk from the flat. As Mascali is close to Catania, you can easily arrange day trips to Catania and to Mount Etna. there are a large number of take away places for cheap and tasty pizzas to eat on the balcony after a hard day relaxing on the beach or climbing Mount Etna, as well as local fruit and veg shops and bakeries and the local wine is between 2.50Euros from 1.90Euros!!! The local grocery shop, by the church has locally sourced produce and the local wine. One thing to remember is that the shops all shut between 1pm to 4pm.

Simon User Profile
August 2016
Maria is really good host! She was really flexible about the check in and was always reachable when we had questions. The apartment was very beautiful with high ceilings and a great roof top terrace, which is perfect for breakfast or to sit in the evening hours. The apartment is very spacy and well equipped: from fridge and cooking equipment to air conditioner and free wifi. We didn't miss anything. Marias apartment in the heart of Mascali is also a good "base camp" for trips to the beaches around or touristic hotspots such as Taormina. From there you can also walk within 5 minutes to the next supermarket, vegetable vendors or restaurant. Mascali itself is a very beautiful little town. We would always come here again and stay at Maria's.
Maria User Profile
Response from Maria:
Tante grazie, Simon. ARRIVEDERCI a presto!
August 2016

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Maria User Profile

I was born in New York, grew up in Manila, studied in Madrid and Perugia and finally settled down here in Mascali, my husband's hometown. Agostino (a retired middle school professor) and I have been living here since we were married in 1969. Our three adult kids live not too far away from us so we often get together along with our three grandkids. Ever since I can recall we have always hosted family and friends from abroad. These were all rewarding years which always bring back pleasant memories. Today, we get even more satisfaction offering our apartments to guests in search of a home away from home. Since we ourselves love traveling we know what it means to be guests in another land. I love Sicily and I know you too will just fall in love with "our enchanting island in the sun" and even more, the warm-hearted Sicilians. "A presto!" ( See you soon!)

Languages: English, Español, Italiano
Response rate: 100%
Response time: within an hour

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