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Villa On Wine Estate With private Pool, Coastal and Etna View, Terraces, Garden

Overview

Property

Updated: 04-Dec-2016
16 Sleeps, Wine Estate, Infinity Edge Pool, Historic, Terraces, Garden

An historical villa with a well-tended garden, numerous shady areas with extensive views of the surrounding vineyards, the Mount Etna and the gulf of Catania and with the added bonus of being within 10 minutes walking from the first restaurant and within 10 minutes driving from the charming village of Trecastagni.

And yet, the best part of Eremo Sant’Emilia is its irresistible PRIVATE INFINITY-EDGE POOL boasting a gradual entrance - perfect for sun bathing and for children - a relaxing hydromassage corner and a minibar where you can store all your favourite drinks.

That’s not all. The pool can be heated up to 5 degrees more with respect to the outside temperature allowing you to enjoy a swim even when it gets a bit colder.

The property consists of a main building and a dependence located at a few meters from each other:

- In the main building are 4 bedrooms with en-suite private bathroom. The 5th bedroom has a double sofa bed and a full bathroom outside its room. All bedrooms and the living room come out onto a big terrace with view on the pool and the coast, ideal for outdoor lunches. The kitchen is next to the living room and has everything you need, including a dishwasher. Stairs lead to a reading room with another terrace with an even better view.

- The dépendance consists of 2 bedrooms, a bathroom with shower, a living room with kitchen and a terrace.

Eremo Sant’Emilia is the quintessential villa for relaxing in Sicily!

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Around the pool you will find 10 lounge chairs, 2 tables, 4 chairs, 4 sleeping mats to put under the towel to lie down on the solarium by the pool and 1 beach umbrella. More shaded areas are created by the trees.

More Details
  • Sleeps 16
  • 6 Bedrooms
  • 6 Bathrooms
  • Parking
  • Garden
  • Swimming pool
  • Barbecue
  • Internet
  • Dish washer
  • Washing machine
  • Towels provided
  • Linens provided
  • Wheelchair access
  • 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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14 Reviews

4.5
based on 14 holidaymaker reviews

4

Beautiful place but not much privacy

  • 4 of 5

We enjoyed our stay in this beautiful place with large and nice swimmingpool and all facilities needed for a large family. Good location for several excursions. We were with two families and grandparents and loved the view and quiet place. There were a few things however that didn't suit our expectations: we arrived a day earlier as agreed but could not get any contact with the owner so we had to arrange in the middle of the night a stay over in a nearby hotel. The good thing is that the organisation gave us a refund for the costs we had to make for this night. Furthermore we asked several times to use the bikes but there were no bikes available. And on top of that we were surprised by the arrival every day (!!) during the week of several schoolbuses with young children who made use of the garden for school excursions. We love children and enjoyed their visit during the first day but the coming of those groops every day didn't give us any privacy. While we were staying near the swimmingpool there were at least 30 children and their teachers watching us...

  • Review Submitted: Oct 25, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Oct 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

beautiful, comfortable house, large swimming pool

  • 5 of 5

Beautiful, comfortable house, located in a vineyard on a hillside with stunning views and a hudge swimming pool was a great surprise for us. The description does not fully reflect the beauty of the place. Staff extremely helpful and discreet. We were there 14 people and we had the whole property to yourself. We spent the best week of our Sicilian vacation!

We strongly recommend

  • Review Submitted: Sep 4, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

Villa hoilday Pedara Sicily

  • 5 of 5

We had a marvellous holiday the villa was ideal , very clean and tidy with beautiful views over the sea and mount Etna . The staff where very helpful and the pool was kept spotlessly clean and just a lovely place to relax enjoy a great time together for al ages.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 30, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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4

Wonderful place

  • 4 of 5

Very nice house with a great garden and pool. We can strongely recomend this place Only thing to improve is the wifi wich is not unlimited.

  • Review Submitted: Jun 27, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

Beautifully located, well-maintained and charming

  • 5 of 5

We spent a week here, as a party of 11 adults, 1 child and 2 babies, and had a lovely time.

The villa (which was pretty easy to find using the GPS coordinates and about 40 mins' drive from Catania Airport) was attractive, clean and well-equipped for families (high chairs and cots provided on request; baby changing unit ready and waiting; plastic cutlery and plates available for children; groceries kindly provided for our arrival by the owner, on request). The owner and the gentleman who looks after the property were courteous and helpful, and maintained the pool immaculately.

The villa has particularly lovely outdoor terrace, lawn and seating areas and the pool is terrific. In terms of nearby attractions, it is within an hour's drive of several pleasant places for sightseeing (Taormina, Catania, Aci Castello, Siracusa, the Etna cable car...) and there are supermarkets nearby.

3 minor points of information for others who are thinking of coming here:

- While all of the rooms in the main house have en-suites, none of them has a bathtub. This was not a problem for us at all (we used the showers) but is something those with very young babies might want to bear in mind.

- Over the edge of the infinity pool (and next to the pool-side shower) is a rather steep drop, so even young children who are capable swimmers or wearing armbands should not be left to swim by themselves.

- The wifi is OK but not super consistent in coverage or strength.

The above are very minor points and did not detract in any way from our stay. We would not hesitate to recommend the villa to others.

  • Review Submitted: Jun 7, 2016
  • Date of Stay: May 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your feedback. I am very pleased that you have appreciated the villa very much! The main entrance to the pool is easy and safe for kids, but you are right by saying that if they dive from the side of the pool it would be necessary the supervision of an adult, like for any other pool.
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4

Wonderful Family Holiday

  • 4 of 5

This villa has the potential to be 5star The reason I have rated 4 is for the slight niggles we experienced

A 'VillaGuide' would have been helpful with information not only of the local area but of the general functioning of the property i.e. the outside lighting.

The lack of air conditioning was a massive issue for our stay when temperatures reached over 38c. Sleep was almost impossible. Leaving doors open at night to try and get some cooler air was not useful as cats came in. Plus incessant barking of dogs didn't help. I completely understand that guard dogs are useful but have to say we all found it distressing that the guard dog for this villa was chained up day and night with just a kennel for shade in the searing heat.

Guests need to note that there is no dishwasher in the main villa. The dishwasher is located in the Dependence 100m away. There was no maid service during our stay (in itself was no problem) however due to the heat we would have liked a change of bed lined half-way through our week but there was no fresh linen to be found. The provision of just 2-3 tea towels was nowhere near enough.

There were only four sunbeds by the pool. A massive negative as we, as a family spent a lot of time by the pool and sitting on an upright plastic chair was not conducive to a relaxed day. Please supply at least another 4 if not 6 sun loungers!

POSITIVES: The villa is fabulous. The exclusivity it offers is wonderful. Bedrooms although small were perfectly adequate. Spacious dining room and lounge. We tended to lunch at the outdoor table which again was plenty large enough for 12 of us and situated in a delightful shady area under trees. Super.

The outside areas are where this villa really shines. So much outdoor space! Even a large group can find lovely spots for privacy or peace. The pool is magnificent and wonderful for children and adults. The views from the gardens are spectacular.

We asked the owner (an absolute gentleman) if a lunch could be provided for us on arrival and they provided a superb feast!. A truly wonderful and memorable Sicilian meal. He also responded immediately to our request for electric fans to try to combat the hot nights which was appreciated, although only air-con would have worked during our heat-wave stay. Management obviously want to please so if our 'niggles' are seen as suggestions and addressed this villa in my view would without doubt be 5-star and we would love to return.

  • Review Submitted: Jan 24, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your review. Please note that you can always have extra cleaning and extra towels and linen for the beds. Just give us a call. Now there are 10 loungers and a dish washer has been installed in the main building too. Besides, the pool has now 2 new important features: - hydro massage area - heated water (5 degrees warmer water then without the heating system) The nearest dogs live 400 meters from the villa. Dogs of some neighbors that sometimes bark.
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Location

Activity and Interests

Nearest Airport : Catania at 25 Kilometres Nearest Barpub : Trecastagni at 3 Kilometres Nearest Ferry : Catania / Pozzallo at 22 Kilometres Nearest Golf : Il Picciolo Linguaglosssa at 44 Kilometres Nearest Train : Acireale at 10 Kilometres Nearest Motorway : Acireale at 10 Kilometres Nearest Restaurant : Ristorante L'Orso Scuro at 500 Metres Nearest Ski : Rifugio Sapienza, Etna at 17 Kilometres Nearest Beach : Stazzo / Santa Maria La Scala at 15 Kilometres Car: necessary

The villa is located on the southeastern flanks of Mount Etna just a few minutes outside the town of Trecastagni, and it is part of a wine estate of 11 acres all surrounded by unspoiled nature, with view on both Mount Etna and the gulf of Catania.

Wine is made with Chardonnay, Carricante, Nerello Mascalese / Pinot Noir grapes.

The villa was built by the grandfather of the actual owner and contains building elements that refer to Freemasonry.

Eremo Sant'Emilia is a good base from which to visit Acireale, Catania, Taormina, Mount Etna and the various fascinating villages on its flanks called 'paesi Etnei'. The picturesque fisherman's villages Santa Maria La Scala and Aci Trezza (7 km) both have pebbled beaches and a small port with vividly painted boats and good restaurants. In summer the villages become a seaside destination for the islanders who enjoy diving off the wooden platforms into the cool Mediterranean waters.

Availability

Rental rates

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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
 
Rate incl. heating
1 Dec 2016 - 25 Apr 2017
7 night minimum stay
£1,687
for 7 nights
£1,687
 
 
Rate incl. heating
2 May 2017 - 19 Jun 2017
7 night minimum stay
£1,898
for 7 nights
£1,898
 
 
Rate 2017
1 Jul 2017 - 14 Jul 2017
7 night minimum stay
£2,319
for 7 nights
£2,319
 
 
Rate 2017
15 Jul 2017 - 28 Jul 2017
7 night minimum stay
£2,952
for 7 nights
£2,952
 
 
Rate 2017
29 Jul 2017 - 25 Aug 2017
7 night minimum stay
£3,374
for 7 nights
£3,374
 
 
Rate 2017
26 Aug 2017 - 1 Sep 2017
7 night minimum stay
£2,530
for 7 nights
£2,530
 
 
Rate incl. heating
2 Sep 2017 - 5 Jan 2018
7 night minimum stay
£1,898
for 7 nights
£1,898
 

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees

A set of linen and bathroom towels for each guest are included in the price. Beach/pool towels can be rented.

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Facilities

From the Owner

Infinity edge pool with bar. Max. 140 cm deep, size 8x 20 meters with the first meter very low water, perfect for children. Pool is open from 28 March until 7 November.

Property Type

  • villa

Theme

  • Family
  • Historic

General

  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine

Kitchen

  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Wet Bar

Dining

  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining
  • Dining Area

Entertainment

  • Books ...
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Video Library

Pool / Spa

  • Private Pool ...

Suitability

  • Events Allowed
  • Groups
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair accessible ...

Location Type

  • mountain
  • rural
  • village

Attractions

  • autumn foliage
  • churches
  • forests
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • volcano
  • winery tours

Leisure Activities

  • horse riding
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking

Local Services & Businesses

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

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • cycling
  • mountain biking
  • mountaineering
  • caving
  • swimming

Floor Area

  • 350 m²

Bathrooms

  • Bathroom - dependance - Toilet, Shower Enclosure, Bidet, dependance
  • Bathroom - Toilet, Shower Enclosure, Bidet, en-suite bathroom main building
  • Bathroom - Toilet, Shower Enclosure, Bidet, en-suite bathroom main building
  • Bathroom - Toilet, Shower Enclosure, Bidet, en-suite bathroom main building
  • Bathroom - Toilet, Shower Enclosure, Bidet, en-suite bathroom main building
  • Bathroom - Toilet, Shower Enclosure, bathroom next to living room in main building

Bedrooms

  • 6 Bedrooms, Sleeps 16
  • Bedroom - 1 Large Double Bed, main building
  • Bedroom - 1 Large Double Bed, main building
  • Bedroom - 1 Large Double Bed, main building
  • Bedroom in Dependance - 2 Single Bed, dependance, possibility to create double bed
  • Bedroom in Dependance - 1 Large Double Bed, dependance
  • Room - 1 Sofa bed/Futon, main building
  • living - 1 Sofa bed/Futon, main building
  • Bedroom - 1 Large Double Bed, main building

Outside

  • Balcony
  • Bicycles ...
  • Terrace
  • Deck Furniture
  • Garden
  • Outdoor Furniture
  • Barbecue
  • 4 bicycles

Meals

  • Booking Possible
  • Booking Possible
  • Booking Possible
  • Catering available

Notes:

  • A set of linen and bathroom towels for each guest are included in the price. Beach/pool towels can be rented. WiFi: Guests will have 1 GB per day. The connection is possible for max. 10 devices at the same time. You can rent bicycles. Once there, ask the key holder 24 hours before and he will prepare them for you.

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