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Farmhouse in coastal paradise, with Private access to the beach of Praiola

Overview

Property

Updated: 04-Dec-2016
3 Bedrooms, 3 Bathrooms, Terrace, Garden, Sea, Beach

Casale dei Normanni is located high above the sea on a stunning and perfectly peaceful setting on the coast. A rural road brings you to this piece of paradise. The house is surrounded by typical Sicilian vegetation, including pine & palm trees and many flowers. It is situated on a cliff between Acireale and Praiola, and has a sweeping view over the sea, the beach and the coast of Taormina. A private path leads directly to the beach (50 meters). Although you are immersed in nature and silence, you are not isolated because there are some other holiday homes and cottages nearby.

The ground floor consists of a kitchen with dining table, a spacious living room with a table, sofas and couches, a bedroom with double bed and a single bed and an en-suite bathroom. On the upper floor is a huge bedroom with high ceiling, a double bed and a single bed, and 2 bathrooms, another big bedroom with two single beds (possibility double bed). All rooms have sea view.

In the village Santa Tecla, a few kilometres from Praiola, is the renown fish restaurant “Da Lorenzo”. 2 km from the house is a big supermarket. Also nearby is Acireale, a baroque town, with several shops and squares. Taormina and Catania distance 25 km. Fresh fish can be bought in Pozzillo, a fishermen's village very near.

More Details
  • Sleeps 9
  • 3 Bedrooms
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Parking
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • Washing machine
  • Towels provided
  • Linens provided
  • Accept Credit Cards
  • Bookable online

Top Traveller Review

About the Manager

We have been with Homeaway since 2006, proposing houses that are able to unfold Sicily's colours and charm at best.

Houses with quality furnishing in unique locations, with incredible views or with a pool, always accurately selected in order to satisfy our main wish: to see you falling in love with Sicily just like we did.

We provide you with transparent information and true pictures. What you see is exactly what you get. We will advise you as much as we can about travel info, transfers and car rental.

Dinners in villas and other extra services can also be arranged. Finally, our prices are final rates! There are no hidden additional costs. We are flexible with your arrivals and departures and if you need a late check-in this is usually possible.

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Guestbook comments from the manager

Large, spacious , very bright house in a wonderful location , magnificent sea views from all rooms , 2 terraces to the sea , but also very large beautiful garden to sit with a view of Mount Etna and many possibilities to relax. Table for common dinner not only on one sea-facing terrace , but also at the back of the house . Lush vegetation, banana trees, palms , lemon and orange trees, cactus , roses , fig trees , oleander and bamboo , fantastic view also from the house to Etna - which, presented us during our stay as special a smaller outbreak . Extremely friendly owners, which was waiting for us in the car at the junction to the home because of our delayed arrival in the dark, Also, he spontaneous and unconventional offered us on arrival some food for late dinner, and once he even freed us middle of the night caring from an awkward position , in which we had brought ourselves.



Home is very well equipped lovingly and wisely and clean, you will find everything you need for the household. For the car there is a pretty shaded parking space under a pergola . We felt very comfortable and spent a wonderful week. We would love to come back and would not hesitate to recommend this house to our friends.







Großes, geräumiges, sehr helles Haus in wundervoller Lage, herrlicher Meerblick aus allen Zimmern, 2 Terrassen zum Meer, aber auch sehr großer wunderschöner Garten mit Blick zum Ätna und vielen Möglichkeiten zu sitzen und zu entspannen. Tisch für gemeinsames Essen nicht nur auf einer der dem Meer zugewandten Terrasse, sondern auch an der Rückseite des Hauses. Üppige Vegetation, Bananenstauden, Palmen, Zitronen-und Orangenbäume, Kakteen, Rosen, Feigenbäume, Oleander und Bambus, traumhafter Blick zum Ätna auch aus dem Haus - der uns während unseres Aufenthaltes als besondere Zugabe auch einen kleineren Ausbruch präsentierte. Überaus freundlicher Besitzer, der uns am Ankunftstag spontan und unkonventionell Lebensmittel für’s Abendessen anbot , uns bei unserer verspäteteten Ankunft in der Dunkelheit mit seinem Auto an der Einmündung des Weges zum Haus erwartete und uns auch mitten in der Nacht fürsorglich aus einer mißlichen Lage befreite, in die wir uns selbst gebracht hatten. Sehr gut, liebevoll und mit Bedacht ausgestattet und sauber, man findet alles , was man für den Haushalt benötigt. Für das Auto gibt es einen hübschen schattigen Stellplatz unter einer Pergola. Wir haben uns sehr wohl gefühlt und eine wundervolle Woche verlebt. Wir kommen gern wieder.
May 2016
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22 Reviews

4.3
based on 22 holidaymaker reviews

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Dirty, Damp, Smelly and generally neglected

  • 1 of 5

The property was so poorly kept that we went to the airport on the Wednesday of our seven day stay to book flights home..

It seems the owners have never re-invested any monies into the property and take what they can get. We have photo`s that are in stark contrast to the images on the website. We would like for any comments made to be taken constructively by the owners and deep clean and paint the rooms. There also seems a problem with Damp rising up the walls and the spores can be tasted in your mouth.

Very disappointed and we would like to know the course for claiming compensation.

We have been booking houses and apartments for 41 years and this is by far the worst one we have been to.

  • Review Submitted: Oct 3, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: I am really sorry to hear this. Why didn't you contact us during your stay to tell us what was wrong? The keyholder is also very surprised! We always have had positive reviews, also this year as you can see in the advert. The people who staid early September wrote us this: "The property is ideally situated by the water. The house is well equipped, it has a lovely ground floor terrace and a first floor bedroom balcony with spectacular views of the sea. This is a wonderful property, stylishly decorated and in a beautiful location which we would thoroughly recommend to anyone looking for a comfortable base to explore the region."
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Spectacular view of the sea.

  • 4 of 5

We had the pleasure of staying Giulia and Lenneke property from 24th August to 7th September 2016. The property is ideally situated by the water. The house is well equipped, it has a lovely ground floor terrace and a first floor bedroom balcony with spectacular views of the sea. This is a wonderful property, stylishly decorated and in a beautiful location which we would thoroughly recommend to anyone looking for a comfortable base to explore the region.

  • Review Submitted: Sep 24, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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5

Relaxing getaway to Nature

  • 5 of 5

This location was perfect for us! We were surrounded by wildlife, the ocean, Mt Etna, and gorgeous weather. We were away from tourism & internet and it was a very relaxing holiday.

The owners of the home are friendly & accomodating. They made many good recommendations, and even drove us around to point out a few of the local spots to know.

  • Review Submitted: Jul 1, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Amazing time on Sicily

  • 5 of 5

The place is beautiful, next to the beach. House is clean, nice comfortable with beautiful view for the sea and on the other side for Etna. Amazing nature, trees, palms around. The host was so nice, he brought us coffee when we just arrived. It is not so far to the nearest shops and fish markets. For me one of the most beautiful laces, one of the best holidays. I spend amazing time and i recommend this place and house for sure.

  • Review Submitted: Apr 20, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Apr 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

beautiful refuge by the seaside

  • 5 of 5

Far away from everything,

old beautiful house,

fantastic views on sea and Etna,

very nice owners.

We absolutely loved the place and will definitely return.

Grazie per tutto, ci vediamo presto!

  • Review Submitted: Aug 6, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Grazie a voi!
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Wonderful house

  • 5 of 5

Wonderful, typical house with stunning views over the sea and the mountain. Quiet with all privacy. Quick access to the beach. Only 10 minutes by car to Supermarket and to the main-road for trips all around the area. Very friendly and helpful owners/Managers Andrea and Dino. Highly recommendable.

  • Review Submitted: Jun 15, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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Location

Activity and Interests

Nearest Airport : Catania, Fontanarossa Airport at 25 Kilometres Nearest Barpub : Acireale at 8 Kilometres Nearest Ferry : Catania at 25 Kilometres Nearest Golf : Il Picciolo, Linguaglossa at 45 Kilometres Nearest Train : Guardia Mangano at 7 Kilometres Nearest Motorway : Giarre at 7 Kilometres Nearest Restaurant : Donna Carmela at 2 Kilometres Nearest Ski : Rifugio Sapienza, Nicolosi at 25 Kilometres Nearest Beach : at 50 Metres Car: necessary

Praiola is an excellent base from which to explore eastern Sicily. It is halfway between Catania and Taormina and just seven kilometres from Acireale (a pretty little city, built on a plateau of lava, that is known for its Baroque churches). Gardini Naxos, a seaside resort with beautiful sandy beaches, is just 20 kilometres from Praiola. Beside it we find Taormina ‘the pearl of the Mediterranean’ and the most exclusive seaside resort in Sicily. Its ancient Greek theatre is world famous for its extraordinary panoramic views. Santa Maria la Scala and Aci Trezza are pleasant fisherman's villages near Praiola. In the village Santa Tecla, a few kilometres from Praiola, is the renown, but quiet cheap, fish restaurant “Da Lorenzo”. 2 km from Casa Praiola is the big supermarket 'Iper Simply'. Also 2 km from the house is Carubba, a town, with several shops and squares. Casale dei Normanni is also an excellent base from which to explore volcano Etna and its villages, like Trecastagni and Zafferana Etnea.

Availability

Rental rates

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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
 
Rate 3
1 Oct 2016 - 6 Jan 2017
7 night minimum stay
£498
for 7 nights
£498
 
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add £8 per night, per additional guest
 
Rate 2017
7 Jan 2017 - 9 Jun 2017
7 night minimum stay
£498
for 7 nights
£498
 
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add £8 per night, per additional guest
 
Rate 2017
10 Jun 2017 - 7 Jul 2017
7 night minimum stay
£570
for 7 nights
£570
 
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add £8 per night, per additional guest
 
Rate 2017
8 Jul 2017 - 28 Jul 2017
7 night minimum stay
£759
for 7 nights
£759
 
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add £8 per night, per additional guest
 
Rate 2017
29 Jul 2017 - 18 Aug 2017
7 night minimum stay
£886
for 7 nights
£886
 
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add £8 per night, per additional guest
 
Rate 2017
19 Aug 2017 - 25 Aug 2017
7 night minimum stay
£759
for 7 nights
£759
 
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add £8 per night, per additional guest
 
Rate 2017
26 Aug 2017 - 29 Sep 2017
7 night minimum stay
£570
for 7 nights
£570
 
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add £8 per night, per additional guest
 
Rate 2017
30 Sep 2017 - 5 Jan 2018
7 night minimum stay
£498
for 7 nights
£498
 
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add £8 per night, per additional guest

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees

Prices are valid up to 4 guests. Every extra guest costs 50 Euro extra per week.
Prices include use final cleaning, linen and towels, water, gas, electricity.
Security deposit = 150 Euro.

Manager's Cancellation Policy

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Facilities

Property Type

  • farmhouse

Theme

  • Away From It All
  • Family

General

  • Basic Soaps
  • Hair Dryer
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Local Maps
  • Parking
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wood Stove

Kitchen

  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob

Dining

  • Dining Area

Entertainment

  • Television

Suitability

  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • suitable for elderly or infirm

Location Type

  • rural
  • waterfront

Attractions

  • autumn foliage
  • bay
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • marina
  • museums
  • reefs
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • volcano
  • winery tours

Leisure Activities

  • beachcombing
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • groceries
  • laundrette - serviced
  • medical services

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • mountain biking
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • diving
  • ski
  • snorkelling
  • bay fishing
  • caving
  • surf fishing
  • swimming

Floor Area

  • 190 m²

Bathrooms

  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet, Shower Enclosure, Bidet
  • Bathroom 2 - Toilet, Shower Enclosure, Bidet
  • Bathroom 3 - Toilet, Shower Enclosure, Bidet

Bedrooms

  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 9
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Large Double Bed, 1 Single Bed, 1 Child Bed, 1 Cot
  • Bedroom 2 - 1 Large Double Bed, 1 Single Bed
  • Bedroom 3 - 2 Single Bed, possibility double bed

Outside

  • Deck Chairs
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • Terrace
  • Walkway to Water
  • 9 garden chairs
  • 6 deck chairs

Meals

  • Self-catering

Notes:

  • The house is situated on a steep cliff, pay attention to children.

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