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Villa With Private Pool and Furnished Garden, Barbecue and External Dining Area

Overview

Property

Updated: 29-Apr-2017
  • Sleeps 8
  • 3 Bedrooms
  • 3 Bathrooms, 1 Separate Toilet
  • Parking
  • Garden
  • Swimming pool
  • Barbecue
  • Internet
  • Dish washer
  • Washing machine
  • Towels provided
  • Linens provided
  • Accept Credit Cards
  • Bookable online

About the property

Peaceful Location on Etna slopes, with spectacular views. 5 Km far from Beaches, Restaurants, Pizzerias

Typical Sicilian villa with inside a restored "palmento" (the wine pressing room) a very large living room with sofa, fireplace, TV, a well equipped spacious kitchen with a dining area and terraces overlooking the garden and the pool. Three bedrooms overlooking the Ionian sea , three bathrooms. It is an ideal location for a family group or a friends party as everyone can enjoy different opportunities, an outdoor play area for children, deckchairs, tables and a barbecue.

Top Traveller Review

About the Owner

MARIA G.
Member since: 2014
Speaks English, French, Italian
Calendar last updated:
29 April, 2017

About MARIA G.

This villa is very important for my family. As a child, my husband used to play with his friends in this "palmento" (the place where wine grapes are pressed). As an adult he built our house around this "palmento". In this garden, we also celebrated our wedding. Here our children are born and raised. In this house we lived unforgettable moments with our friends, we enjoyed the pool, garden and the barbeque.

Now our children are studying away and we decided to move into town.

MARIA G. purchased this villa in 1980

Why MARIA G. chose Catania

The location is very convenient, in the middle of the east coast of Sicily, the panorama is beautiful, on one side there is the majestic Volcano Etna, on the other side you can see the Taormina and, with clear sky, Calabria, Catania and Siracusa's coast.

What makes this villa unique

I want my guests during their holidays living the joy, happiness and serenity that this home has always given to those who have lived there

24 Reviews

Wonderful! 4.8/5 -
(24 traveller reviews)

4

A spacious villa, full of character but not sat nav friendly.

  • 4 of 5

This is a great villa for visitors wanting something more traditionally Sicilian but with the home comforts of wifi etc (although there is no air-con). We liked it but found it quite cold (in spite of central heating - although we had no access to settings) and tricky to navigate. It's in a village long since absorbed into the suburbs of Catania but still surrounded by fruit groves and wild terraces. I would recommend the place for a family holiday but be prepared to do a lot of driving, Italian style.

  • Review Submitted: Apr 12, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Apr 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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5

Beautiful spacious and comfortable villa surrounded by lovely gardens. Highly recommended!

  • 5 of 5

We chose this villa because of its location on the lower slopes of Mount Etna within easy reach of the main Catania to Messina highway and the key east coast sites such as Syracuse and Taormina. We visited all of these - Syracuse is highly recommended - and also made several trips to the closest town Acireale (10 minutes away) which is lovely and quite unspoilt by tourism.

We also enjoyed both swimming and dining in some of the extremely attractive local fishing ports along the riviera de Cyclops.

The villa itself is very much a family home, and has clearly been furnished and kitted out by people who have loved living there. The gardens are secluded and very pretty, and there are vantage points for every time of day. Breakfast al fresco with Etna smoking gently in the background was a particular treat. So was relaxing by the pool. Because of this it was tempting to stay put despite all the attractions around.

We loved our stay and will certainly consider returning!

  • Review Submitted: Sep 12, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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4

Très belle villa avec deux belles vues

  • 4 of 5

Nous avons rarement eu une villa aussi pratique et aussi agréable . Le matin lorsque l'on ouvre ses fenêtres sur la mer ionnienne et le petit dejeuner sur la terrasse en regardant l'Etna !!!!!! Magique . Une piscine tres agréable et un joli parc . Tout est là pour d excellentes vacances . De plus nous avons fait de belles rencontres avec Michele ( la trattoria de Lorento ) et le proprio du magasin Salvatore Ré . Maria nous a offert une bouteille de vin et si besoin est disponible . La localisation est parfaite pour visiter la région jusqu'à Noto. Si nous pouvions avoir une aussi belle villa tous les ans ........

  • Review Submitted: Sep 7, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2016
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5

exceptional

  • 5 of 5

Beautiful well stocked house. The place is quiet, very few of promiscuity with the neighbors.. Beautiful view of the sea and the volcano. Great spot to visit the east coast of the sicily. Essential car to visit. Éven if the village offers a few steps a bakery and a super market accessible by foot. Maria gorgona the owner was attentive and caring. ONE Word : EXTRA .see you soon.calogero Morina

  • Review Submitted: Aug 25, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2016
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5

Beautiful villa in a convenient location!

  • 5 of 5

We were welcomed at this villa by Maria which showed us how to move, and helped us and gave us all informations we need. The villa is a gem, ideal place to relax with stunning view on the Etna. We stay very well, the house is amazing, near you have all you need!

  • Review Submitted: Aug 16, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2016
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5

Wonderful villa in a village location, tranquil and idyllic

  • 5 of 5

Our host Maria's villa was a wonderful place for a family holiday. We were lucky with 30-degree temperatures during our week's stay, and were able to take full advantage of the good-sized swimming pool which got sun throughout the day and very quickly warmed up. The villa itself is nicely furnished and decorated, immaculately clean and with great amenities including Sky TV, excellent wifi, and a well-equipped kitchen. It has large well-maintained gardens, with basketball, table football and swings, and views to both Mount Etna and the coastline. Maria greeted us with a bottle of local wine, and made herself available for any queries, although there were none. There were a few restaurants in the village, plus a great bakery and little supermarket walking distance from the villa, although Catania and Taormina were both less than an hour's drive away. We thoroughly enjoyed our stay and look forward to returning one day!

  • Review Submitted: Aug 8, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2016
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Location

From the Owner

The location is very convenient, in the middle of the east coast of Sicily, the panorama is beautiful, on one side there is the majestic Volcano Etna, on the other side you can see the Taormina and, with clear sky, Calabria, Catania and Siracusa's coast.

Activity and Interests

Nearest Airport : at 30 Kilometres Nearest Barpub : at 2 Kilometres Nearest Ferry : at 15 Kilometres Nearest Golf : at 30 Kilometres Nearest Train : at 6 Kilometres Nearest Motorway : at 4 Kilometres Nearest Restaurant : at 4 Kilometres Nearest Ski : at 25 Kilometres Nearest Beach : at 5 Kilometres Car: necessary

Coast/Beach:

Rocky beaches are 5 km. far, pebble beaches 15 km. far direction Taormina, sandy beaches 25 km. direction Catania.

Travel:

Catania airport is 30 km. far. Car hire is recommended, but we can arrange a transfer from and to the airport and a taxi service during the Holiday.

Distances:

The nearest village is 600 mt. far, Acireale town 5 km., Santa Venerina 4km, Taormina 30 km.

Further Details:

In a walking distance you can find local shops, cafe, patisserie, market. A few minutes driving you can find restaurants, pizzerias, bank, many big shops, go karting. The villa is an ideal point of departure for many interesting naturalistic or Archaeological or artistic excursions: Etna volcano, fisherman villages, Taormina, Siracusa.

Prices and Availability

Rental rates

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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
 
Rate 2
29 Apr 2017 - 26 May 2017
5 night minimum stay
£863
for 5 nights
From
£156
£1,053
 
 
Rate3
27 May 2017 - 30 Jun 2017
5 night minimum stay
£905
for 5 nights
From
£164
£1,137
 
 
Rate 4
1 Jul 2017 - 28 Jul 2017
7 night minimum stay
£1,390
for 7 nights
£1,390
 
 
Rate 5
29 Jul 2017 - 1 Sep 2017
7 night minimum stay
£1,474
for 7 nights
£1,474
 
 
Rate 6
2 Sep 2017 - 29 Sep 2017
5 night minimum stay
£905
for 5 nights
From
£164
£1,137
 
 
Rate 7
30 Sep 2017 - 4 Nov 2017
5 night minimum stay
£779
for 5 nights
From
£139
£926
 
 
Rate 8
5 Nov 2017 - 25 Nov 2017
5 night minimum stay
£695
for 5 nights
From
£122
£842
 
 
My Standard Rate
5 night minimum stay
£695
for 5 nights
From
£122
 

Additional pricing information

Final cleaning £84.22
Refundable Damage Deposit £210.55

Changeover Day:
The changeover day is Saturday, but we are flexible if possible. The check in is from 4:30 pm and the check out is at 9:30.

Notes on prices:
Included in the price: water, gas, electricity, a set of bed and bath linen for person, weekly changed, pool towels; Middle-week cleaning.
Heating is charged according to consumption.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund for cancellations more than 14 days before check-in date.
  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
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Facilities

From the Owner

I want my guests during their holidays living the joy, happiness and serenity that this home has always given to those who have lived there

Property Type

  • villa

Theme

  • Family
  • Romantic

General

  • Ceiling Fans
  • Fireplace
  • Fitness Room / Equipment
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine

Kitchen

  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster

Dining

  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining
  • Dining Area

Entertainment

  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Table Football
  • Game Room
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Toys
  • Video Games
  • Video Library

Pool / Spa

  • Private Pool

Suitability

  • wheelchair inaccessible

Location Type

  • Ocean View
  • village

Attractions

  • churches
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • volcano
  • water parks
  • winery tours

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • golf
  • ski
  • swimming
  • tennis

Floor Area

  • 250 m²

Bathrooms

  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet, Bath with Shower, Shower Enclosure, Bidet
  • Toilet 1 - Toilet, Bidet
  • Bathroom 2 - Toilet, Bath with Shower, Shower Enclosure, Bidet
  • Outdoor shower in swimming pool - Shower Enclosure, Outdoor Shower
  • Bathroom 1 en-suite to bedroom 1 with bath, shower, wc, bidet. Bathroom 2 with bath,shower,wc, bidet. Bathroom 3 with wc, bidet. In swimming pool have a outdoor shower with hot water.

Bedrooms

  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Cot
  • Bedroom 2
  • Bedroom 3
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 8 (3 Bedrooms) Notes on bedrooms: Bedroom 1 with double bed and double sofabed, Bedroom 2 with twin beds, bedroom3 with twin beds.

Outside

  • Terrace
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • Veranda

Meals

  • Self-catering

House Rules

  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • smoking allowed
  • pets not allowed
  • children welcome

Notes:

  • Outside: The villa is surrounded by a very wide private garden equipped with sun beds, tables, chairs, a barbecue and a play area for children. The private pool is not heated, the size is 7x12 mt. Utility Room: Washing machine, iron, iron board. Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: A set of bed and bath linen and a pool towel for person, weekly changed are included. A middle-week cleaning service is included. Not included final cleaning. On request it is possible to have cleaning service during your stay. Baby cots are available free of charge.

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