Maurizio was a great host. He met us at the beach nearby showed us around the city and then we followed him to the home. It was in the hills on a narrow road only experienced drivers recommended if manual car.
The house was designed by him and is gorgeous. Beautiful views of the sicily countryside and Mediterranean sea. The house is near a great local market and bar that had everything you need to start your day. Very close to the best beaches as well. Highly reccomend.
Super clean and comfortable home with all modern amenities. All cotton sheets and towels are provided, as well as extra blankets and pillows. All of the home's spacious rooms are well outfitted with all one needs while on vacation. Excellent water pressure and air conditioning - a must during the hot summer here! The home has beautiful french style doors which open onto terraces and allow in the sea breezes.
The roof terrazzo houses the washing machine, and clothes drying racks as well as a small kitchen for food prep with tables, chairs & a huge umbrella to provide shade from the bright sun. There are also items for the beach, and a view of the marina. The home is in a safe and quite location, with room to leave a car parked on the street without charge. A short walk from la cala marina and the busy seaport with many restaurants and shops. Right down the street from the home is la Villa Margherita Elena which has a huge closed-to -traffic street and a park where people and families congregate day and into the night for restaurants, bars and gelato. Also super easy from there to head down to the port and other interesting side streets of Castellammare with markets for fresh meats, vegetables, fruits and more.
The landlord Leo and his mother Marianna are super nice and very responsive if you have concerns or questions. You have all your privacy while there but if you need anything they are minutes away.
Like most of Sicilia, Castellammare is a maze of hills, stairs and a great place to walk. We loved our Castellamarese home away from home and will definitely rent from Leo again!
Anne Galante & family