ENTRANCE FROM STREET, 3 STEPSINTERIOR VIEW OF ENTRANCE
CALM QUIET BIJOU IN HISTORICAL AREA BALCONY & VIEW
Hosted by John
John is the host.
2 guests
1 bedroom
1 bed
1 bath
2 guests
1 bedroom
1 bed
1 bath
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STUDIO APARTMENT has a private entrance at street level -- 3 small steps take you to the, elevated, lovely first floor 'bijou' of a well equipped home. in IL CAPO, the old historic Palermo neighbourhood with famous daily Porta Carini market. Very safe, even at night, a 10' stroll from center of town, historical sights and the bus (20') to the port town of Mondello with a spectacular beach where you alight on the white sand before the very clean lapis lazuli sea. Free parking only 50 meters away!

The space

Studio is set in the heart of the neighborhood of IL CAPO, the old historic district with the famous daily, open air, market of Porta Carini and its fresh produce, wonderful aromas and amazing fish. It is a 10' from the center of town and from the bus that can take you to the small port town of Mondello with its spectacular beach - -by bus its 20 minutes and you practically alight on the white sand before the very clean lapis lazuli sea- - or to any other sights you might wish to see. The flat is entered on the ground floor and a short flight of 4 steps takes you to the, elevated, lovely first floor 'bijou' of a home. There you enter 40 sq meters (c.130sq feet) where, from the balcony you see Palazzo dei Normanni. It is full of light, airy, and in a quiet neighboUrhood interrupted by the sounds of mothers calling their children or occasionally letting their husbands know how upset they are... You will experience the day life like a local but retire to a fully equipped upscale flat

Guest access

STUDIO is your home away from home, as we describe it in our website. If you are a tourist for a few days, and relative rekindling with family after a while and want to stay longer or, as we often have, a writer or musician or artist and wish to have along term Palermo experience we are always ready with open arms to greet you and include you in the neighbourhood as a local! And what is great is that STUDIO is on ground level when you enter, climb ONLY 3 small steps and you are on the first floor with a beautiful balcony and view of the Cathedral!

Interaction with guests

Although this is/will be your home, we are here if you need us. But only if you need us. We respect our Guests need to privacy and also to have some peace and quiet!

Other things to note

Hello future guest, I have lived and worked around the world and know what it is like to look out the window and feel the need to want to get away to a beautiful, exotic (but not too), sensory filled, interesting, sunny, place. I learned to appreciate renting a flat rather than staying in a hotel - -no matter how upscale. However, I was often disappointed with the decor, the quality of the linens, the style.

When I came to Palermo I decided to create a 'home' as I would like to have it: elegant but not overstated, with a good kitchen, good quality crockery and linens and good art on the walls. I wished it to be quiet, full of light and airy. And I wanted to be able to eat outdoors, under the sun or the stars, with a view of the city before me. I hope to have achieved that, for you.


Amenities
Kitchen
Internet
TV
Essentials

Sleeping arrangements
Bedroom 1
1 queen bed
Common spaces
1 couch

House Rules
No smoking
No parties or events
Check in time is 4PM - 7PM
Check out by 10AM

Hello future guest, I have lived and worked around the world and know what it is like to look out the window and feel the need to want to get away to a beautiful, exotic (but not too), sensory filled, interesting, sunny, place. I learned to appreciate renting a flat rather than staying in a hotel - -no matter how upscale. However, I was often disappointed with the decor, the quality of the linens, the style.

When I came to Palermo I decided to create a 'home' as I would like to have it: elegant but not overstated, with a good kitchen, good quality crockery and linens and good art on the walls. I wished it to be quiet, full of light and airy. And I wanted to be able to eat outdoors, under the sun or the stars, with a view of the city before me. I hope to have achieved that, for you.

Now that you are coming, please treat it with care and attention. Enjoy the books, music and videos and please don't forget to put them back before you leave! The next guest can enjoy them as you did.

IMPORTANT RULES (that are often ignored by Guests, sadly, so we are making them clear here!)

Once we you are booked and we have your email, we can send you the DIRECTIONS DOCUMENTS, MAP and the GUEST BOOKLET which will give you the different options re arriving at the apartment and a good sense of what is around. Please RESPOND TO US so we know that you are in the 'system'.

Regardless of your choice of how to arrive from the airport (Taxi or Bus) , it is VERY important that you call Mr Mokbul (tel: +(PHONE NUMBER HIDDEN) you have collected your bags so he can be there to greet you. He needs some lead time as he is not exclusive to me.

If you are coming by car, train or bus you need to let us know two days in advance the hour you intend to arrive and also IT IS IMPERATIVE YOU CALL ONE HOUR prior to your arrival (no SMS/TEXT/(SENSITIVE CONTENTS HIDDEN) for Mokbul). We do not live there and not calling could cause delays in your entering for which we would not be responsible.

NOTE: we strongly recommend the taxi (€35 instead of €45) from the airport upon arrival. It makes your arrival hassle free and the driver, always the same as we have longstanding working relationship, will call ahead and warn of your impending arrival so the caretaker can be there for you. And it avoids having to walk to the flat after a long trip. We also suggest the BUS on the way out to the airport as it is easier and mellow. The voice is yours but the taxi is the way to go... :))

If you have a flight that arrives after 8pm (20:00) we would like you to take the taxi into town (we have a discounted service and can arrange it for you) instead of the bus. If you take the bus and then have to walk to the flat you will not arrive before 10pm (22:00). We do not live there and have to have someone stand by to let you in. We will always work with you as long as you communicate.

The arrival time is between 4:00 PM and 6:30 PM. There is a certain amount of leeway if we are informed beforehand. Departures need to be no later than 10:30 AM in order to allow time to prepare for the next Guest. We will be strict about departure time if another Guest is coming.

Thank you for your comprehension.

John
Host
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36 Reviews

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Florence User Profile
September 2017
John & Raffaella's place is wonderful! So homely - a space you really want to spend time in rather than just a practical base. Excellently located with a beautiful market around the corner. If you want a comfortable, authentic Sicilian experience look no further. The only downside is the hobs on the cooker are rather slow but this proved no hindered to our enjoyment. Could not recommend highly enough! Thank you John and Raffaella for our stay.

Rose User Profile
July 2017
This studio is just perfect! Furnished beautifully and had a very cosy, homely feel to it. So nice to come back after a hot day at the beach to some air conditioning and a cold drink. The markets were a stone's throw away, and we loved getting fresh fruit and vegetables every morning. A very authentic experience and exactly what we wanted. Excellent communication from John, and his helpers - and he was very accommodating for our late arrival. Highly recommend staying at the studio as a base and hiring a car to explore during the day and then come back for dinner in Palermo in the evenings. Thanks John!!

Mantas User Profile
July 2017
It was all that was promised. We had no issues finding the place! It is in a good part of town with most of attraction reachable by foot. Capo market just few steps away!
John User Profile
Response from John:
Thanks Mantas, Come back !! Best, John
July 2017

Joana User Profile
July 2017
A wonderful apartment. Very centrally located and easily accessible.

Isobel User Profile
July 2017
Lovely, clean, homely, friendly and helpful owners, and brilliant location. What more could you want?
John User Profile
Response from John:
Thank you for the lovely words! Compliments like this touch our heart! Thanks
July 2017

Anna User Profile
June 2017
Studio is a perfect place to stay. It can make you feel like home. Very comfortable and clean, in a great location. Close to the local food markets, 20 mins walk to the train station.

Anna User Profile
June 2017
This is a great place to stay if you want to immerse yourself in Sicilian city life! We loved exploring the surrounding streets as well as the short walk to the key sights of Palermo. The apartment itself was ideal and felt very homely - we will definitely return next time we visit!

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John User Profile
I am at photographer who works in black-and-white, analogical, who shows his work in different parts of the world. I also direct theater from France to Russia. I normally travel for work. I also have five appartments that I rent out therefore I am particularly sensitive to house …
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