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Villa With Private Pool And Sea Views

Bedrooms 3
Separate WC's1
Space 30,138 sq. ft.
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 7 nights
Popular Features
  • Fireplace
  • Barbecue
  • Washing Machine
  • Private Pool
  • Air Conditioning
  • Internet
  • Parking


About the property

Villa in Viagrande, near Catania, Sicily - Peaceful Location, Few Minutes Walking From Shops, Restaurants, Patisseries

The " Stairway of Etna " is lied on a little hill on the south-eastern slopes of Etna Volcano, from where you can enjoy a panoramic view, at the same time, of the "Mountain" and the sea. It is a modern construction with comfortable internal area furnished with antique Sicilian style and modern too, special in the big bedrooms. There are many external spaces, with terraces furnished with garden furniture, and a lovely pool with a patio surrounded by greenery. You can also cook outiside in the big external kitchen using the big barbecue. The Villa is surrounded by a multilevel typical sicilian garden and is in a walking distance from the little village called Viagrande, full of bar and very good restaurants, and easily reachable from Catania and Taormina towns.

Cristiana Maria Pettinato
Member since: 2012
Premier Partner

This partner has demonstrated and is committed to fast response times, the best rates, and a great guest experience.

Speaks English, Spanish, Italian
Calendar last updated:
26 May, 2018

About Cristiana Maria Pettinato

Few years ago I chose with my husband this house to live here with our little daughter.We immediately loved the panoramic views of the Mount Etna and the characteristic Sicily east coast,with rocks and sand.With many love we planted,on the lava rocks,this Mediterranean garden,it grown up with our big satisfaction.We've got a very happy period with our friends to enjoy the garden,the pool and the beach volley field. But now,as I am a lawyer and assistant professor at Catania university,my daughter goes at school in Catania,we have decided to live in the city,nearest the job. My desire is,anyway,that this house we called "The Stairway of Etna" can continue to give love,peace,fun and relax to people to want to know and enjoy our wonderful Sicily.

Cristiana Maria Pettinato purchased this villa in 3

Why Cristiana Maria Pettinato chose Viagrande

My guests love first the garden and the view. they spend their holiday in a elegant Villa full of every kind of comforts, inside and outside

What makes this villa unique

the excellent view and the typical sicilian garden


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday villa in Viagrande in Province of Catania

Property Type:
  • villa
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 30138 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 16:00
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00
  • Max. occupancy: 7
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • mountain
  • village
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Air Conditioning
  • Fireplace
  • Fitness Room / Equipment
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 7 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • 1 Separate WC
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath (no shower) , Shower Enclosure , Bidet
    Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Bath (no shower) , Shower Enclosure , Bidet
    Bathroom 3 - Toilet , Bath (no shower) , Shower Enclosure , Bidet
    Toilet 1 - Toilet
  • Bathroom 1 with wc,bidet on the first floor. Bathroom 2 with wc, bidet, shower and jacuzzi pool on the ground floor. Bathroom 3 with wc, bidet, shower on the ground floor. Bathroom 4 with wc, bidet, shower in the pool depandance.
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 7
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Cot
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 6+1(3 Bedrooms) Notes on bedrooms: Bedroom 1 with double bed and one single bed and large window overlooking the garden, Bedroom 2 with double bed and one single bed and a large window overlooking the garden, Bedroom 3 with a comfortable chair bed and internal window.
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Table Football
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Toys
  • Terrace
  • Golf ...
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • Ski & Snowboard ...
  • Tennis ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
Pool / Spa:
  • Private Pool
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • volcano
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • eco tourism
  • outlet shopping
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • massage therapist
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • golf
  • ice skating
  • mountain biking
  • mountaineering
  • ski pass optional
  • ski
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing
Outside: The villa is surrouded by a wide mediterranean blooming garden, with panoramic terraces, an equipped dining area , an external kitchen and a barbecue. In the garden you can find also a private swimming pool, a beach volley field and a little depandance with one bathroom, a dressing room and storage. Utility Room: Washing machine, iron board. Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: A set of bed and bath linen for person, pool towels wikly changed are included in the price.Not included final cleaning 70 euros. Other: Close to the bedrooms there is a fitness and music room.


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(15 traveller reviews)

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Villa With Private Pool And Sea Views
average rating of 4.8 based on 15 reviews

A lovely week in this beautiful villa!

  • 5 of 5

We had such a lovely time in the Stairway to Etna. Cristiana was friendly and helpful when we arrived, and was happy to stay and chat about our plans for the week, and gave us good advice about where to go and where to eat. The pool was wonderful, and the roof terrace had the most beautiful views all around, from the sea to Mount Etna smoking in the distance! The garden had lots of places to explore, and lots of seating for relaxing in the sun. We also loved the two dogs, Giulietta and Trilli! They were very friendly and our children loved them! :-)

There is a Lidl, and another supermarket, about 10 minutes drive away in Viagrande. We ate at Piccolo Mondo, 5 minutes walk away, which was great - really friendly service and lovely food. The villa is really well placed for exploring the East coast of Sicily. Mount Etna, with cable cars almost to the summit, is about half an hour away, as is beautiful Isola Bella at Taormina. You can drive to Siracusa, and the beautiful sandy beaches in that area, in about an hour. But you could easily spend the whole week at the villa, enjoying the pool and the sunshine!

We would highly recommend the Stairway to Etna for anyone looking for a place to stay in this part of Sicily - our children have already asked when we can go back!

  • Review Submitted: 31-May-2017
  • Date of Stay: May 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Like being at home on holiday!

  • 5 of 5

Cristianas home was exactly that! A beautiful family home, well appointed and well equiped for all needs. On arriving at the property we were overwhelmed - the pictures simply do not do it justice! The pool is wonderful, multiple areas for outside sitting which are beautiful. On exploring the grounds we came across the upper garden which has fantaitic views of Etna. Able to walk into Viagrande in 10 minutes which is a lovely typical Sicilian town. Cristiana was incredibly accomodating to our needs... we had a 12 month old baby with us. She was able to provide a camp bed to suit our preferred sleeping arrangments. If you're a dog lover then the 2 resident house dogs will enhance your stay as they were so friendly and no trouble at all. All in all it was a truly wonderful family holiday which we would love to do time and time again. Would definitely return! The property is a credit to Cristiana who couldn't do enough for us.

  • Review Submitted: 19-Jul-2016
  • Date of Stay: June 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Wonderful and homely villa with fantastic views

  • 5 of 5

wonderful week, very well equipped villa with large pool and plenty of seating / shady areas to relax and enjoy. Owner extremely helpful and has created a beautiful home and garden.

  • Review Submitted: 14-Aug-2015
  • Date of Stay: August 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Beautiful, perfect for families

  • 5 of 5

Family of 4 (two adults and two small children) stayed for three weeks in this wonderful villa. Lots of space both inside and out, with high standards throughout. The outdoor area is particularly impressive, with beautiful gardens and a fantastic pool. Stunning views of Etna. The owner was very professional and friendly, and everything was well taken care of. The village of Viagrande is charming, although a bit quiet at times. However, it is a good location for exploring the east of Sicily, including Etna, Taormina and Syracusa, among others. We highly recommend this property!

  • Review Submitted: 30-Jun-2015
  • Date of Stay: May 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Superb Location

  • 5 of 5

A well designed spacious house with extensive beautiful gardens and a lovely pool area. Our favourite spot for breakfast and evening meals was the roof terrace with views of Etna and the sea. An excellent base for visiting Siracusa, Taormina, Hill Top towns, the beach and our favourite excursion Mount Etna not to be missed. A Superb Holiday.

  • Review Submitted: 29-Jun-2015
  • Date of Stay: June 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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What a

  • 4 of 5

We were with 2 chefs, a doctor, a businessman and an artist at our very first visit to Sicily. We booked the accomodation from Cape Town. There were no problems and Francesco (who we never met!!Send a picture!!) organised everything to a "T". The owner Cristina welcomed us with open arms and if there was any question, a qiuck sms to her sorted it all out.

The house is spacious and everything you want and need is there plus wonderful view on the terrace of Mount Etna. In South Africa we love our "braai" that is a barbeque for the rest of the world and the villa offers one of the best places to prepare your fish, steak or your own fired artichokes! The villa offers a great place to enjoy preparing your food either in the kitchen or outside. There is a garden service and pool service so you can RELAX!!!

With Wifi, big screen TV (we never used), jacuzzi and lots of places to "chill" everyone found what they wanted to do in and around the villa. The place is well positioned to walk to the town (5 minutes) where you find the most amazing vegetable merchants, restaurants and delicatases etc. At a short drive away there is also a Liedl store! The city is typical Sicilian, nice buzz, some old buildings worrthwhile looking at but do not expect super clean!!

Oh and if you are in your wines....go to the vinyards around the corner to buy direct from the tap your best Sicilian wine.

Great place to start discovering Siciliy or enjoy good Sicilian living. We'll be back!!

  • Review Submitted: 01-Oct-2014
  • Date of Stay: September 2014
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
20 Kilometres
Nearest Barpub
15 Kilometres
Nearest Golf
20 Kilometres
Picciolo Golf Club
Nearest Restaurant
1 Kilometres
Piccolo Mondo
Nearest Beach
15 Kilometres
Car: necessary


Nearest beach 15 km far


Nearest airport: Catania airport 20 km. far


Nearest village 1 km., Restaurants 1 km., Supermarket 700 mt.,Bar-Pub 1 km.,Motorway 6 km., Catania airport 25 km.,Taormina town 35 km.,Beach 15 km.

Further Details:

The location is an ideal point of departure for many interesting excursions, naturalistic trips, trekking , or archeological visits.


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday villa in Viagrande, Sicily

Rental Basis:
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event Price
fruit season
21 May 2018 - 2 Jun 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
sun season
3 Jun 2018 - 15 Jun 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
sunflower season
16 Jun 2018 - 30 Jun 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
summer season
1 Jul 2018 - 1 Sep 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
september holidays season
2 Sep 2018 - 16 Sep 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
always sun
17 Sep 2018 - 30 Sep 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
My Standard Rate
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Refundable Damage Deposit £218.98

Changeover Day:
The usual changeover day is Saturday, but we are flexible as possible. The check in is from 5 p.m., the check out at 9,30 a.m.

Notes on prices:
Included in the price:water,gas, electricity, a set of bed and bath linen for person weekly changed. Not included air conditioning and centreal heating according to consumption (i have got a meter for every machine. I calculate o,13 cent of euro for every shot ), Final cleaning 80 EUROS . Refundable deposit 250 euros.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund for cancellations more than 7 days before check-in date.
  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 14 days before check-in date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.
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