House | 2 bedrooms | sleeps 6
"The new apartment (2009) is located in a quiet street, with all confort.è consists of: 1 double, 1 single room with two beds that can become a bedroom, bathroom with shower and washing machine, living room with sofa bedroom kitchen. Also inside the house is in a private outdoor area with table, chairs, barbecue and kitchen lavabbo. The village is 20 km from Palermo and 25 km from Trapani. 40 km away from Palermo, Monreale and Mondello, you can easily reach 20 km Segesta, Scopello, Zingaro.Balestrate nature reserve is a quiet tourist town, there are two beaches, one of which is equipped with beaches and free. On the main road there are many shops and restaurants where you can taste the typical Sicilian food. "
|Size||Sleeps up to 6, 2 bedrooms|
|Nearest beach||Balestrate 400 m|
|Will consider||Long term lets (over 1 month), Short breaks (1-4 days)|
|Access||Car not necessary, Wheelchair users|
|Nearest Amenities||200 m|
|Nearest travel links||Nearest airport: Palermo 20 km, Nearest railway: Balestrate 300 m|
|Family friendly||Great for children of all ages, Suitable for people with restricted mobility|
|Notes||No pets allowed, Yes, smoking allowed|
Features and Facilities
|Luxuries||Log fire, Internet access, DVD player|
|General||Air conditioning, TV, CD player, Satellite TV, Wi-Fi available|
|Standard||Kettle, Iron, Hair dryer|
|Utilities||Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine|
|Rooms||2 bedrooms, 1 bathrooms of which 1 Shower rooms|
|Furniture||1 Sofa beds, Single beds (3), Double beds (1), Cots (1), Dining seats for 6, Lounge seats for 6|
|Other||Linen provided, Towels provided|
|Outdoors||Balcony or terrace, BBQ|
|Access||Parking, Wheelchair users|
|Further details indoors|
The house has a fully equipped kitchen with all utensils: plates, glasses, cutlery, pots, kettle and microwave.
Home diponibile 2 bedrooms: one double and one with 2 single beds which can be bedrooms.
In cuina - session are: 1 sofa bed, satellite TV, air conditioning and wireless internet.
In the bathroom - shower and washing towels.
|Further details outdoors|
There is a veranda with table, chairs, umbrellas and chairs for relaxation.
To confirm your reservation you must pay a deposit of 20% by bank transfer.
* The prices are for a period of one week.
* Included in the price are: water, electricity, gas.lenzuola, towels, final cleaning, air conditioning and internet connection
The keys will be delivered to the contact person when the balance is paid in rent.
The apartment is delivered at 14:00 and should be released on the day of departure at 10.00 am
The Sicily region
With its fascinating beauty almost everywhere, lovely coastline, picturesque villages where you can taste the excellent wine and authentic Sicilian cuisine, unspoiled nature and fashionable resorts, Sicily has everything you could possibly want for your holiday!
There are many places which are really worth visiting and spending time in: Cefalu, Taormina and Mount Etna Europe's highest and most active volcano (3,323 meters above sea level) near Catania in the north east of the island, the majestic monuments in the Valle dei Templi (Valley of the Temples) of Agrigento, the beautiful Trapani area and Erice.
The coasts offer a landscape of fascinating beauty almost everywhere. There are hundreds of beautiful beaches, most famous are: Cefalu, San Vito lo Capo, Scopello, Taormina, Trapani, Pachino, Pozzallo, Marina di Modica and groups of wonderful smaller islands are scattered round the coast: the Aeolian Islands, the Egadi islands, the isle of Pantelleria and the Pelagie...
The west side of the island has beautiful scenery namely the Zingaro Nature Reserve (in the Province of Trapani), and the area of Monte Cofano with its ancient caves in Scurati. Between Trapani and Marsala, in the protected area of Stagnone, is the Via del Sale (The Salt Route) with windmills for processing salt, some of which are still operating, while others are set up as historical museums. An obligatory stop-off is the island of Mozia, once a Phoenician settlement, with the Withaker Archaeological Museum.
On the eastern side of the island is the Baroque architecture, UNESCO heritage site, of Ragusa, Ibla, Noto and Modica. Of extraordinary naturalist interest is the park of Etna.
Traditional puppet theatres in the historic centres of Palermo and Catania are good entertainment for all ages.
Balestrate is an ancient fishing village with 7.000 inhabitants and is situated 35 km west of Palermo in the Gulf of Castellammare. Magnificent, Long beach stretches to the west and east of ads, along the coast from the village. Behind the beach west of the village, there is a forest of eucalyptus and tamarisk.
Balestrate Offer Everything you need. Restaurants, bars, pubs, nightclubs, supermarkets, ATMs, internet cafes. Monday is market day. A Balestrate, you'll find everything you need for scuba diving, fishing and boat motor sport. ESSA Also Harbour United Nations.
Its position is ideal for visiting the most beautiful places of western Sicily, comes the Province of Palermo and Monreale and Cefalù, the charming areas in the province of Trapani, come Erice, San Vito Lo Capo, the Zingaro Nature Reserve and notification Archaeological sites, Selinunte, Segesta and Mozia.
Balestrate - Palermo 42 km
Balestrate-Monreale 35 km
Balestrate - Castellammare 12 km
Balestrate - Segesta 20 km
Balestrate - Selinunte 50 km
Balestrate - Erice 62 km
Balestrate ¬ - Trapani 55 km
Balestrate ¬ - San Vito Lo capo 30 km
Balestrate-Scopello 16 km
Balestrate - Zingaro Nature Reserve 20 km
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12 Aug 2013
"Perfect Apartment in Perfect Location!"
We stayed at the Blue House for 8 days in July and absolutely loved it. The apartment was well equiped and had everything you needed and was very clean. The apartment was very nicely decorated too. Th… More
12 Jul 2013
"Excellent spacious accomodation wonderful value, warm friendly people no hesitation in recommending to others"
Travelled from Dublin Ireland into Palermo Airport. Was pleased that the apartment looked the same in reality as on the website. Stayed in the area, used public transport, did not rent a car. My husband myself and 2 teenage boys enjoyed the apartment and the area. Very close to beaches, shops restaurants. The owner Maurizio was very kind and welcoming we really appreciated it. We pre-booked a taxi with taxi company 'Sim sala Bim' to collect us from Palermo airport (20km from apartment). At €45 it was good value and the driver Alexandro was very helpful.
4 Dec 2012
"Comfortable, clean and friendly"
The apartment is well equipped, clean and comfortable, especially the bed. We have been travelling for 8 months and have mostly found beds in Europe to be too hard. The apartment is approx 20min drive from Palermo airport and is in Balestrate, a small coastal village, and is well placed for exploring a good portion of the island of Sicily. Mt Etna is a 3 1/2 - 4 hour drive.
5 Jul 2012
We had a fantastic time in the blue house. The appartment is spacious and very clean, in a quiet area but still really close to everything. Maurizio was really nice and we will definitely hope to be coming back again.
17 May 2012
"A good base from which to explore Western Sicily"
The Blue House is ideally located to explore the West of Sicily, it is clean with the essentials needed for a relaxing break. A bottle of wine was waiting fr us on arrival and we sampled a local delicacy 'canooli' on our last night thanks to Maurizio and his family. All in all we had a brilliant week exploring many beaches and walking in the Zingara reserve. I would certainly return and recommend it to anyone.
26 Jul 2011
"Fully equipped apartment in the beach area"
I would like to thank the owner of the house, Maurizio and his wife, for their nice appartment and warm welcome.
We really liked the house, it absolutely matchs the photos on website. Even more=)
Here you can find everything you need and what is more important in a very good condition. So you don't need to bother yourself to bring any stuff with you.
In our appartment we could find international TV, wi-fi Internet, refrigerator, hairdryer, hangers for clothes, iron, washing machine, stove, dishes, bed linen and smth else...Very very nice.
Even there was some food left from previous renters;))) Lol. Not much, but stuff like tea, salt, oil, wich is useful.
In general I would say it's a perfect place for a family holidays. Enough space, quite location, owners never disturb and ready to help.
However we were a company of young people, thus for us a place had few minuses.
They are not about the apartment but more about location. There is a beach near the house, but the better one (the one we liked) is like 20-30 minutes walk=) There is no transport in this area, so you'd better have a car. Even to get to the Balestrate from airport was a challenge, thus I would recommend to use owners' proposal to meet you at the aiport. At least we used this opportunity on our way back home. Remember: there is almost NO public transport in this area;)
Another minus for us was the size of the city. It's small, thus there is no good nightlife there. If you wanna party-you'd better go to Palermo or Siracuzi. But we were ok, since made frends with some nice local people who took us out on their cars. Use this opportunity and make friends with Sicilians, they are nice!
Regarding the food, restaurants are great, everything is tasty and wine is endless;)
All in all we enjoyed our time in Blue house and would recommend it to you. BTW, just may be my subjective opinion: Blue house seems to be one of the best and renovated houses in Balestrate;)
So if you are looking for save place to lie on the beach and go out to eat sicilian food it's the right place to go.
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