$44 / night
Total guests, Nights

Bright & artistic apartment in the historic center – Home 3551286 Apartment

  • 2 bedrooms
  • 6 sleeps
  • 3 nights min stay

Bright & artistic apartment in the historic center – Home 3551286

  • Apartment
  • 2 bedrooms
  • sleeps 6
  • 3 nights min stay

Key Info

  • Child Friendly
  • Car not necessary
  • No pets allowed

Description from owner


aBaoaQu house is more than just an accommodation or a sleeping place, is a destination of peace and harmony where the guest feels at home, at ease; where one can relax after a busy day in the city or after a day at the beach or a hike in the nearby natural parks. To that end, a local Sicilian artist was appointed to define the lay-out of the apartment, the interior and its decoration. Every single object has its own story, whether it's a piece of wood, a cupboard or a table. To dye the walls only natural colours were used, found and excavated by hand on one of the Mediterranean islands. Most items used for the decoration are either second hand objects which were carefully renovated or come from far away, such as Africa, Middle East, India or Central America.

The blend of carefully chosen styles gives an ethnic touch to the apartment and since there are several art pieces and paintings exposed it's kind of an ethno-art house.

aBaoaQu has undergone two renovations, the last one in 2009. For the renovations only organic and / or non-toxic materials were used respecting both planet Earth and the health of the visitors. The apartment surface is of roughly 100m2 and was entirely covered - bathroom and kitchen included - with a special, certified wood. It gives to the flat a very elegant and natural look.

The many windows and three balconies fill the flat with natural light, the more than 4m height ceiling increases the feeling of light- and vastness.

The entrance is common with another small flat on the upper floor, but it’s independent as it is closed by an entrance door, all the rooms are communicating, no doors inside. The flat is composed of one bedroom, a big living room, a fully equipped kitchen, a bathroom and a laundry corner.

In the day-to-day running of the house environmentally friendly cleaning products are used, such as energy efficient light bulbs, organic detergents and the wood stove for the heating.

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  • Great for children of all ages
  • No pets allowed
  • Crib

Bed & bathroom

  • Bedroom 1: Full bed
    Bedroom 2: Full bed
    Beds in other rooms: Sofa beds
  • 1 Full bath


  • Wireless Internet
  • Grill
  • Balcony or terrace
  • Internet access
  • Safe
  • Stove
  • Fridge
  • Freezer
  • Toaster
  • Kettle
  • Washing machine
  • Iron
  • DVD player
  • Stereo system
  • Hair dryer
  • Linen provided
  • Towels provided

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  • Not suitable for wheelchair users


Check in time: 16:00, Check out time: 10:00
If you have any questions about check-in or check-out times, please contact the owner/manager.
This rental can only be paid for online through FlipKey using your credit/debit card or PayPal (never by bank or wire transfer).

Damage deposit: ($171.23) €150.00
No smoking at this property


Change of plans? No problem. You could receive a partial or full refund, depending on when you cancel.

Booking confirmed

100% refund within 24 hours after booking (provided the stay is at least 60 days away).

24 hours after booking

50% refund of the amount paid (minus the booking fee*) if cancelled at least 4 weeks before check-in.

4 weeks before

No refund if cancelled less than 4 weeks before check-in.

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About the owner

Abaoaqu A.
Calendar last updated:
05 Aug 2021
Years listed:
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Languages spoken: English, French, Spanish, Portuguese, German, Italian





Very Good
26 reviews

Very Good

“a place with great ambiance”

Reviewed 28 Oct 2015

We had a terrific time here. Location is excellent, the building full of character. Its near to everything. There's doors opening to French balconies from every room. The view is beautiful. H… More

Response from the owner Thanks a lot. Hope to welcome you again soon.


Reviewed 8 Sep 2014

This was the last location on our Holiday through Sicily and it was wonderful! i chose the apartment because it looked like an oasis of calm in a crazy city and it certainly lived up to expectations. … More

“great Palermo location”

Reviewed 12 Jun 2014

We enjoyed our stay at Cristiana's apartment very much. Beds were the most comfortable of our whole trip. Lots of room to spread out. The apartment is on what we would call the 4th floor, so the … More

“At home in Palermo”

Reviewed 31 Dec 2013

Stayed here from the end of October to the beginning of December. Excellent location; easy access to transportation, food, sights and businesses. Perfect for an independent spirit and those whom are… More

“Bon rapport qualité - prix !”

Reviewed 26 Jul 2013

Nous avons été ravis de notre séjour. Cet appartement est très bien situé et occupe une place centrale permettant de tout faire à pied. Calme, paisible et pro… More

“A beautiful oasis of calm in the city”

Reviewed 2 May 2013

I cannot praise this place enough. It is a beautiful restful, calming retreat in the centre of bustling Palermo. It is on a quiet piazzetta, within walking distance to the best markets, the Cathedral … More


Reviewed 2 May 2013

This is a beautiful and homely apartment in the heart of old Palermo. It has everything you will need and the owner is such a helpful person. She is an artist and her beautiful paintings are all aroun… More

“Comfortable: )”

Reviewed 9 Apr 2013

Cristiana and her brother were both very welcoming and were happy to help or provide information for anything we needed. The apartment is very big and has lots of character. It is perfectly situated w… More

“Homely, rustic, spiritual, warm & very Italian”

Reviewed 21 Jan 2013

Stayed at abaoaqu recently and the photos lived up to everything I imagined. A lovely space, comfy bed and a warm, rustic charm that made it extremely pleasurable to come back to at the end of the day… More

“A work of art”

Reviewed 2 Jan 2013

The house is very old, very Sicilian, very beautiful. We appreciated all of the love and care that has been put into the restoration of this old-Palermo dwelling. We felt like guests in someone else&#… More

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How do damage deposits work?

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Occasionally, you will pay a damage deposit up front as part of the total rental cost. In this case, the owner has 10 days after you check out to report any damage. If they don’t, we’ll return your deposit. If their claim is successful, we’ll deduct the agreed cost and return the remainder.

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How can I withdraw my booking request?

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How do I make changes to my booking?

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If Abaoaqu (the owner) agrees, they’ll send you a revised quote outlining the changes. You can review and accept/decline this from the Manage your booking page. You’ll have 48 hours to take action before the revised quote expires.

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