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Peaceful retreat in its lemon estate with great views on Etna and the sea (WiFi)

Overview

Property

Updated: 04-Dec-2016
5 bedrooms, 4 bathrooms, garden, terrace, WiFi, air- cond., view on the Etna

Nestled in its peaceful orchard, where you are free to pluck your daily fruit portion, Casa Galla is a peaceful country house on the crossroad between Catania, Taormina, Mount Etna and the sea which makes it a perfect base from where to explore the Eastern side of Sicily.

The house features bright and welcoming rooms, Wi-Fi, air conditioning and a large panoramic terrace with seating, deckchairs, and a barbecue, ideal for outdoor cooking and eating.

On the first floor there are 4 bedrooms, 4 bathrooms with shower, a kitchen with dining table, a fireplace and armchairs. On the ground floor there is an extra independent double bedroom which private bathroom. The ground floor and the first floor are connected only from the outside.

Casa Gialla is the perfect place for those who seek a relaxing getaway in Sicily.

In Mangano, a village at 1 km from the house, you can find a bakery and grocery stores. The beach of Praiola is 6 km away and small fishermen's villages such as Santa Maria la Scala, Torre Archirafi and AciTrezza are all in a short drive and have very good restaurants. Taormina and the sandy beach of Giardini Naxos are at 25 km.

Thanks to the presence of a fireplace and air-conditioning (warm/cold), Casa Gialla offers a pleasant stay also during the few cold weeks of the short Sicilian winter.

More Details
  • Sleeps 10
  • 5 Bedrooms
  • 4 Bathrooms
  • Parking
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • Internet
  • 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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13 Reviews

4.3
based on 13 holidaymaker reviews

Ottawa, Ontario
4

Wonderful location at the foot of Mount Etna

  • 4 of 5

My wife and I spent 2 weeks at this house, our first time in Sicily. We had no issues finding the property, the owners were there to greet us. The listing is as advertised, although we didn't realize from the photos that the kitchen and living room are combined. The house is bright with excellent views all around. Being in a lemon orchard, the area is very peaceful but at the same time close to everything (grocery store, restaurants, shops, etc...). We had minor issues with the hot water supply but the owners responded immediatly and fixed the problem. We would recommend this property as it is great value and well located and easy to access.

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

Casa Gialla: heaven smelling like lemon trees

  • 5 of 5

I visited this place just by chance, because some friends of mine invited me to a party there, then I decided to stay for the night. I can just say I LOVED IT! This place gave me a flavour of ancient memories and just one day there offered me a feeling of total peace after months of working abroad. However, I also wanted to say that I met Melo (the dog), I dunno how his cage was before, but the one I saw is definitely big enough for him. In the morning I saw the owner picking him up for a sea trip and he was so so happy, that's why I took the chance to join them and swim in the beautiful beach of Fondachello. I don't agree with the previous review, he lives in an amazing environment with lemon trees and wonderful views, I honestly say that I would rather have my dogs living there smelling pure air, than in the apartment with me suffering heat and having just the toilet to explore! I SUGGEST THIS PLACE, will definitely go back there again!

  • Review Submitted: Jul 23, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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3

A nice place, but...

  • 3 of 5

I agree, the house is comfortable, the views stunning - stright to Etna, lemon trees all around. The hosts nice and helpful.

But there is one thing that disturbs this idyllic atmosphere... A big young DOG in a very SMALL CAGE, uder the lemon trees. He stays there all day, barking, no - crying. The owner takes him out for a short walk only once a day (!!!). I talked to the hosts several times, asking them to do something about it, something to make Melo's (that's his name) life better. They promissed to make his cage bigger and I to send me photos of Melo's new house. But they didn't so far.

So please anyone, if you were at Casa Gialla after 14th. of June 2015, let me know if anything changed in the poor dog's life (write here or at maggi@o2.pl). Until that I can only say, that IF YOU LOVE ANIMALS, DON'T GO TO CASA GIALLA!!!

  • Review Submitted: Jul 14, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

Peaceful with stunning Etna views

  • 5 of 5

The casa is in a beautiful setting in the middle of a lemon orchard. The bird song and the occasional church bells are the main sounds here. The lemon fragrance drifting in the house was heavenly. Views of Etna were amazing and change from day to day. If you want quiet secluded location, this is for you. I came here with my son so we had plenty of room for ourselves. Everything is advertised. No hidden problems. A lovely place to be. The hosts were very helpful and welcoming. The only negative is that the kitchen area lacks preparation, washing up and drying areas so you need to work together! Hope to return again.

  • Review Submitted: May 22, 2015
  • Date of Stay: May 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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5

wonderful week - stunning views from the house

  • 5 of 5

Four of us decided to go walking in Sicily and found this beautifully located house. The views were inspiring: Etna to the right, the sea to the left and surrounded by lemon groves. We were invited to pick our own lemons and oranges - a real treat. We travelled each day to various national parks for long walks - the house is well located near the motorway (10 mins) but is still very peaceful. There is plenty of space (4 bedrooms, 3 showers) although not really enough room to all sit comfortably by the (very welcome) fire. It was still chilly in the evenings when we were there but in the summer that would be no problem as there is loads of room on the terrace. The house offered everything we needed as an excellent base for our first visit to Sicily and the owners were helpful and friendly. We pre ordered a meal on the first night which was delicious.

  • Review Submitted: Apr 6, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Mar 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

Très bien

  • 5 of 5

Maison et terrasse très agréables avec citrons et orange à disposition.

Les propriétaires sont très sympathiques

  • Review Submitted: May 23, 2014
  • Date of Stay: May 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
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Location

Activity and Interests

Nearest Airport : Catania Fontanarossa Airport at 25 Kilometres Nearest Barpub : Acireale at 7 Kilometres Nearest Ferry : Catania (ferry from Napels) at 25 Kilometres Nearest Golf : Il Picciolo, Castiglione di Sicilia at 25 Kilometres Nearest Train : Guardia at 4 Kilometres Nearest Motorway : Giarre at 3 Kilometres Nearest Restaurant : Stazzo, Santa Tecla, Santa Venerina, Acireale at 3 Kilometres Nearest Ski : Etna, Rifugio Sapienza at 20 Kilometres Nearest Beach : Praiola at 6 Kilometres Car: necessary

Casa Gialla is an excellent base from which to explore eastern Sicily. The house 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). Gardini Naxos, a seaside resort with beautiful sandy beaches, is just 25 kilometres away. 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 seaside villages nearby. In the village Santa Tecla, a few kilometres from Praiola, is the renown, but quiet cheap, fish restaurant “Da Lorenzo”. 3 km from the house is the big supermarket 'Conforama'. 1 km from the house is Mangano, a town with several shops and a bakery.

Other Activities: Excursion to Mount Etna, the highest active volcano in Europe

Prices and Availability

Rental rates

Convert Currency
Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
 
Rate 2016
17 Sep 2016 - 23 Dec 2016
7 night minimum stay
£499
for 7 nights
£499
 
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add £7 per night, per additional guest
 
Rate 2016
24 Dec 2016 - 1 Jan 2017
7 night minimum stay
£549
for 7 nights
£549
 
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add £7 per night, per additional guest
 
Rate incl. WiFi & Air-cond.
2 Jan 2017 - 26 May 2017
7 night minimum stay
£499
for 7 nights
£499
 
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add £8 per night, per additional guest
 
Rate incl. WiFi & Air-cond.
27 May 2017 - 7 Jul 2017
7 night minimum stay
£549
for 7 nights
£549
 
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add £8 per night, per additional guest
 
Rate incl. WiFi & Air-cond.
8 Jul 2017 - 28 Jul 2017
7 night minimum stay
£608
for 7 nights
£608
 
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add £8 per night, per additional guest
 
Rate incl. WiFi & Air-cond.
29 Jul 2017 - 18 Aug 2017
7 night minimum stay
£668
for 7 nights
£668
 
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add £10 per night, per additional guest
 
Rate incl. WiFi & Air-cond.
19 Aug 2017 - 25 Aug 2017
7 night minimum stay
£592
for 7 nights
£592
 
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add £8 per night, per additional guest
 
Rate incl. WiFi & Air-cond.
26 Aug 2017 - 15 Sep 2017
7 night minimum stay
£549
for 7 nights
£549
 
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add £8 per night, per additional guest
 
Rate incl. WiFi & Air-cond.
16 Sep 2017 - 22 Dec 2017
7 night minimum stay
£499
for 7 nights
£499
 
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add £8 per night, per additional guest
 
Rate incl. WiFi & Air-cond.
23 Dec 2017 - 5 Jan 2018
7 night minimum stay
£549
for 7 nights
£549
 
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 (NOT COUNTING CHILDREN YOUNGER THAN 5 YEARS OLD).
Prices include air-conditioning, use of USB internet key, final cleaning, linen and towels, water, gas, electricity.
Security deposit = 150 euro.

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Facilities

Property Type

  • house

Theme

  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family

General

  • Air Conditioning
  • Dialup Access
  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Local Maps
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine

Kitchen

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

Dining

  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining
  • Dining Area

Entertainment

  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television

Suitability

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

Location Type

  • near the sea
  • village

Attractions

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

Leisure Activities

  • beachcombing
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • medical services

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • mountain climbing
  • pier fishing
  • diving
  • snorkelling
  • caving
  • swimming

Floor Area

  • 100 m²

Bathrooms

  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet, Shower Enclosure, Bidet, First floor
  • Bathroom 2 - Toilet, Shower Enclosure, Bidet, First floor
  • Bathroom 3 - Toilet, Shower Enclosure, Bidet, First floor
  • Bathroom on the ground floor - Toilet, Shower Enclosure

Bedrooms

  • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • Bedroom 3 - 1 Large Double Bed, First floor
  • Bedroom 4 - 1 Large Double Bed, First floor
  • Bedroom 2 - 1 Large Double Bed, First floor
  • Independent Bedroom on the ground floor - 1 Large Double Bed
  • Bedroom 1 - 2 Single Bed, First floor

Outside

  • Deck Chairs
  • Terrace
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • Terrace
  • veranda
  • 8 garden chairs
  • 4 deck chairs

Meals

  • Self-catering

Notes:

  • It is possible to organize Italian cooking dinners for max.10 people.

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