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Panoramic country house in a lemon orchard, 50 m. from the beach of Praiola - Casa Limone + Casa Mandarino

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Overview

Property

Updated: 24-Mar-2017
  • Sleeps 12
  • 3 Bedrooms
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Parking
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • Internet
  • Washing machine
  • Towels provided
  • Linens provided
  • Accept Credit Cards
  • Bookable online

Description

Casa Limone + Casa Mandarino

A rural road brings you to this ‘casale’ proudly surveying its lemon grove from a stunning and perfectly peaceful setting on the coast. It would be difficult to ask for a more delightful setting. The house is situated on a volcanic cliff between Acireale and Praiola, and has a sweeping view over the sea, the beach and the coast with Taormina on the horizon. A private path leads directly to the beach (50 meter). Close to Casa Limone are some other holiday homes.

The farmhouse is separated in two independent apartments that can be rented together: Casa Limone and Casa Mandarino.

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About the property

Casale Mare Praiola

A rural road brings you to this country-house, proudly surveying its lemon grove from its stunning and perfectly peaceful setting on the coast. A private path leads directly to the beach of Praiola (50 meter).

The country house is separated in two independent apartments: Casa Limone e Casa Mandarino. Both apartments have their own terrace with privacy. Casa Limone has unique views from its two big terraces. Mandarino has a smaller terrace and less views.

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About the Manager

Giulia Lattanzio / Lenneke Burghouts
Speaks English, French, German, Spanish, Italian, Dutch
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
24 March, 2017

About Giulia Lattanzio / Lenneke Burghouts

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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Notes

Prices are valid up to 2 guests. Every extra guest costs 40 Euro extra per week
Prices include final cleaning, linen and towels, water, gas, electricity.
Security deposit = 150 Euro.

17 Reviews

Excellent! 4.5/5 -
(17 traveller reviews)

4

Lovely old country house

  • 4 of 5

We had a wonderful stay. House is very comfortable, clean and well equipped (we rented both units Casa Limone and Casa Mandarino). The view is fantastic and the patios large so you can move around to avoid sun and wind. The care taker Mr. Rosario was great and went out of his way to help us get settled in the first day, he even guided us on his motorcycle to the nearest shops and to a supermarket which was 20 minutes away. The only slightly negative aspect, and why I am giving this 4 out of 5 stars, is the long drive in to the house on a very rough country lane.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 2, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

A lovely secluded property: strongly recommended

  • 5 of 5

You have to drive for maybe half a kilometre through a lemon grove to reach this house, with views of Etna behind you. Delightful. But you must have a car.

The house itself is basic; if you want luxury, then probably look elsewhere. But it is clean and well-maintained, and was just right for us (two adults, two teenagers). We very much enjoyed breakfast on the balcony overlooking the sea - you have a good view along the coast perhaps as far as Taormina. You can get down to the beach very easily. The beach itself is rocky and good for an evening stroll, but we didn't swim.

The owner was extremely kind and helpful, even though we arrived four hours late.

The local village (about 10 minutes drive) has nice shops, including a bakery and fruit/veg shop, and there is a huge supermarket about 15/20 minutes drive away. After the first day, we just used the local shops, with very friendly staff.

We could happily have relaxed in the property for most of the week, but instead we made various excursions to temples and volcanoes.

In all, a thoroughly enjoyable holiday.

  • Review Submitted: Oct 6, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Mar 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you and yes: the view along the coast is as far as Taormina. And sometimes you can see even the coast of Calabria, in front.
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4

Juillet 2011 - Famille de 5 personnes

  • 4 of 5

Très beau séjour à la Casa Limone.

La Casa Limone est bien située pour profiter de la mer et du calme, ce que nous avons fait. Très belle vue sur la mer et sur l'Etna (éruption visible depuis la terrasse).

La maison est agréable, bien équipée et bien entretenue.

Pour ces vacances, nous recherchions surtout le repos dans un bel endroit, ce qui a été pleinement réussi.

Attention : la maison est isolée, l'accès en voiture un peu difficile, par des chemins agricoles parmis les citronniers, après avoir franchi un portail verrouillé. Eloignée des commerces. A déconseiller à ceux qui veulent aller faire leurs courses à pied et aux familles qui ont des adolescents qui souhaitent être autonomes.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 10, 2011
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2011
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

Een fijne villa op een rustige locatie

  • 5 of 5

Een keurig verzorgde villa op een bijzondere locatie, gelegen direkt aan de kust . Helaas hadden we zeer matig weer en hebben we niet uitbundig kunnen genieten van de unieke terrassen. Gelukkig was er rust en comfort om heerlijk een boek te lezen. Uitstekende bedden en gezellig ingericht. Vanuit deze locatie hebben we Catania en Aceriale bezocht en ondanks het matige weer zeer genoeglijke dagen gehad.

  • Review Submitted: Jun 15, 2011
  • Date of Stay: May 2011
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

Traumhafte Aussicht

  • 5 of 5

Schönes Haus über dem Strand. Etwas mühsame Zufahrt.....speziell für große Autos. Haus, Lage, Aussicht toll!!

  • Review Submitted: Nov 7, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Oct 2016
  • Source: Fewo Direkt, from HomeAway
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Bon séjour, nice stay a la Casa Mandarino

  • 4 of 5

Acceuil très chaleureux et sympathique (pas vraiment facile à trouver-l'endroit est effectivement retiré- mais nous y avons été très bien aidé), maison propre et plutôt bien équipée dans l'ensemble, petite plage (attention galets) à 3 minutes. Seul petit bémol, une servitude de passage qui peut amoindrir la tranquillité du lieu, surtout pour Casa Mandarino. Base idéale pour visiter l 'Etna ou Taormina à moins d'une heure de route, Acireale, Riposto sont des petites villes sympa toutes proches sans trop de touristes, mention spéciale pour le village Torre Archifari le soir, sans touristes également, pour boire un pot ou manger simplement en bord de mer en compagnie de vrais Siciliens.

Magasins également à 15 mn.

Une bonne adresse.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 10, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2016
  • Source: Abritel, from HomeAway
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Location

Activity and Interests

Nearest Airport : Catania, Fontanarossa Airport at 25 Kilometres Nearest Barpub : Acireale, Giarre at 9 Kilometres Nearest Ferry : Catania at 25 Kilometres Nearest Golf : Il Picciolo, Castiglione di Sicilia at 45 Kilometres Nearest Train : Guardia Mangano at 7 Kilometres Nearest Motorway : Giarre at 7 Kilometres Nearest Restaurant : Stazzo, Santa Tecla, Torre Archirafi at 7 Kilometres Nearest Ski : Rifugio Sapienza, Etna at 30 Kilometres Nearest Beach : Praiola at 50 Metres Car: necessary

Praiola is an excellent base from which to explore eastern Sicily. The place lies halfway between Catania and Taormina and just 7 kilometres from Acireale (a pretty little city, built on a plateau of lava, that is known for its Baroque churches).

Giardini Naxos, a seaside resort with beautiful sandy beaches, is just 20 kilometres from Praiola. Next to is is Taormina, ‘the pearl of the Mediterranean’, with the most exclusive seaside resort in Sicily. Its ancient Greek theatre is world famous for its stunning views.

Santa Maria la Scala and Aci Trezza are pleasant seaside 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 the house is Carruba, a town, with a few shops and a square.

Other Activities: Excursions to Mount Etna, the biggest volcano of Europa

Facilities

Property Type

  • chateau / country house

Theme

  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Rustic

General

  • Basic Soaps
  • Bottled Water
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Mosquito Magnet
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Shampoo
  • Sofa Bed
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine

Kitchen

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

Dining

  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area

Entertainment

  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Video Player

Suitability

  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • smoking allowed

Location Type

  • beach
  • near the sea
  • rural
  • village
  • waterfront

Attractions

  • autumn foliage
  • bay
  • botanical garden
  • caves
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • laundrette - not serviced
  • forests
  • library
  • live theatre
  • marina
  • museums
  • naturist beach
  • playground
  • pond
  • recreation centre
  • reefs
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • theme parks
  • volcano
  • water parks
  • waterfalls
  • winery tours
  • zoo

Leisure Activities

  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • horse riding
  • luaus
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
  • medical services

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • ice skating
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • paragliding
  • pier fishing
  • rafting
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • diving
  • ski
  • snorkelling
  • bay fishing
  • caving
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • whitewater rafting
  • wind-surfing

Floor Area

  • 150 m²

Bathrooms

  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet, Shower Enclosure, Bidet
  • Bathroom 2 - Toilet, Bath with Shower, Bidet

Bedrooms

  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 12
  • Bedroom Casa Limone - 1 Large Double Bed, 1 Single Bed, 1 Child Bed, 1 Cot
  • Bedroom Casa Limone - 2 Single Bed, 1 Sofa bed/Futon
  • Bedroom Casa Mandarino - 1 Double Bed
  • Living room Casa Limone - 1 Sofa bed/Futon
  • Living room Casa Mandarino - 2 Single Bed, 1 Sofa bed/Futon, Bunkbed and queen size Sofa bed

Outside

  • Garden
  • Outdoor Furniture
  • Barbecue
  • Terrace
  • Walkway to Water
  • 6 garden chairs
  • 5 deck chairs

Meals

  • Self-catering

Notes:

  • The house can also be heated if necessary with gas stove. There are beach parasol. From 2 May 2015 Casa Limone and Casa Mandarino will have Internet!

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