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2 Bedrooms, 2 Bathrooms, Sleeps 4
Castellammare del Golfo, Province of Trapani, Sicily

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Ann2961
Clare
1 review
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“Truly idyllic”
Reviewed 14 October 2014 for a stay in July 2014
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This house is beautiful, and located in the most idyllic setting, with the charming castle courtyard to the front, and wonderful views of the harbour from every window at the back. Alongside are native Sicilian neighbours which adds to the charm and authenticity of the place. On arrival, the landlord is very helpful, and greets you with wonderful hospitality, having lovely local food and wine to welcome you.
The house is comfortable and charming, it has two balconies looking on to the beautiful harbour. In a few minutes you can walk to the harbour or the town, but there are steps and inclines, so may not be suitable for the elderly or infirm.
We thoroughly enjoyed our holiday here, and recommend it if you want a relaxed holiday in a charming, authentic location.

Date of stay: July 2014
Travelling group: Spouse/Partner
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Johnmckee
Hillsborough, United Kingdom
Level 3 Contributor
17 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
“One of the best ever”
Reviewed 18 September 2014 for a stay in September 2014
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people found this review helpful

This is a most charming place,quiet, pretty square at the front door and two balconys at back looking over port/marina.the apartment is v comfortable and the welcome from Marco is fantastic food and wine and information. We will be back soon

Date of stay: September 2014
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Travelling group: Spouse/Partner
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annahN304...
Warwick, United Kingdom
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15 reviews
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“Stunning location, lovely house and a warm Sicilain welcome, a delight”
Reviewed 29 June 2014 for a stay in June 2014
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This casa really is a sparkly gem, stunning location with two balconies overlooking the harbour where fishermen land and sell their catches to locals twice a day, and where marriage parties came to pose for wedding photos; to the front a sleepy medieval piazza with a Norman Castello and church with a Black Maddona. The house is very well presented, clean, spacious and with all conveniences, wifi, and beautifully quiet air con. Castellammare was not overrun by tourists so neighbours, traders and local people were really happy to chat with us. There are many stores, restaurants and bars in walking distance. Marco met us and lead us to the property where there were delightful Sicilian treats waiting for us, a truly magnificent pancetta made by his mother, along with her homemade biscuits, limoncello and fruits: delicious but too much for us to eat in a week! Marco is a thoughtful host and also provided the basics like milk wine water and pasta, that you need after a long journey. (Pity more rental owners arent so generous!) We hired a car which we parked right out side the front door (beware though, you need to negotiate very narrow streets, crazy parking and the famous Italian driving). The casa exceeded our expectations and the warmth of the welcome we received made it a lovely holiday experience.

Date of stay: June 2014
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Travelling group: Friends
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Ramonaloa...
burbank, ca
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
“Truly a piece of paradise!”
Reviewed 19 May 2014 for a stay in May 2014
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This is such an amazing place. From the moment we arrived Marco met us, even helped us figure out the gas station to get some fuel in our rental car. We followed him to the home - it was even more beautiful than the pictures he has posted. Marco had fresh long stem roses in a vase, so much amazing food - from fruit to snacks to ingredients you could use to cook a few meals! His mom made us two amazing homemade treats which after 20 hours of travel to get here was so appreciated and enjoyed immediately! This is a real Italian experience - you are in a small piazza where you see what daily life here is like. Each morning we enjoy watching the fishing boats come in and the locals lining up to buy the fresh catch then they do It all over again in the afternoon. We enjoy strolling through the small town - buying from the small local markets - they have all treated us so nice even though we are from the US and our Italian is very limited. Marco is very helpful with suggestions on where to go and always seeing what else he can do for us. He definitely makes a perfect place even more perfect - you are treated like a part of the family when you stay here.
We have one week left here and it was a perfect decision to be
based here.

Date of stay: May 2014
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pawa67
Saarbrucken, Germany
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4 reviews
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Reviewed 19 September 2020 for a stay in July 2020
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Date of stay: July 2020
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mariapaol...
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Reviewed 25 September 2019 for a stay in August 2019
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Date of stay: August 2019
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374letizi...
Treviso, Italy
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6 reviews
3 hotel reviews
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Reviewed 29 August 2018 for a stay in August 2018
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Date of stay: August 2018
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