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

Bedrooms 3
Separate WC's1
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 5 - 7 nights

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Minimum Stay
5 - 7 nights

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.

Member since: 2014
Speaks English, French, Italian
Calendar last updated:
20 February, 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 1970

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


Wonderful! 4.8/5 -
(22 traveller reviews)


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
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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 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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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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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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Holiday in Sicily

  • 5 of 5

A wonderful holiday, A superb character property in secure grounds, well appointed spacious and very well equipped. probably the best we have ever booked. The pool is excellent. We spent four days lazing there. Barbeque is easy to use. The village has everything you could need but you have to explore a bit to find it all especially the butcher is good and understanding.. Maria is very helpful and accommodating. restaurants are reasonable and high quality. Il Tocco was particularly good. Not too many tourists and nice to see the real Sicily. Etna was well worth the effort. Would recommend to our friends.

  • Review Submitted: Jun 25, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2016
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Prices & Availability

Rental rates

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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
Rate 1
1 Apr 2017 - 28 Apr 2017
5 night minimum stay
for 5 nights
Rate 2
29 Apr 2017 - 26 May 2017
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for 5 nights
27 May 2017 - 30 Jun 2017
5 night minimum stay
for 5 nights
Rate 4
1 Jul 2017 - 28 Jul 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Rate 5
29 Jul 2017 - 1 Sep 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Rate 6
2 Sep 2017 - 29 Sep 2017
5 night minimum stay
for 5 nights
Rate 7
30 Sep 2017 - 4 Nov 2017
5 night minimum stay
for 5 nights
Rate 8
5 Nov 2017 - 25 Nov 2017
5 night minimum stay
for 5 nights
My Standard Rate
5 night minimum stay
for 5 nights

Additional pricing information

Refundable Damage Deposit £214
Final cleaning £85

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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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday villa in Santa Venerina in Sicily

Property Type:
  • villa
  • Self-catering
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 250 m²
Location Type:
  • Ocean View
  • village
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Fireplace
  • Fitness Room / Equipment
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • 1 Separate WC
  • 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.
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Cot
  • 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.
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Table Football
  • Game Room
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Toys
  • Video Games
  • Video Library
  • Terrace
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • Veranda
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • smoking allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Private Pool
  • churches
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • volcano
  • water parks
  • winery tours
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • golf
  • ski
  • swimming
  • tennis
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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