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Villa with private pool and sea view on the flanks of Mount Etna



Updated: 23-Apr-2017
  • Sleeps 11
  • 5 Bedrooms
  • 4 Bathrooms, 1 Separate Toilet
  • Parking
  • Garden
  • Swimming pool
  • Barbecue
  • Internet
  • Washing machine
  • Towels provided
  • Linens provided
  • Accept Credit Cards
  • Bookable online

About the property

private pool, garden, sea view, wifi, 6 Bedrooms, 5 bathrooms, 12 sleeps,

Just outside the village of Santa Venerina, on the crossroad between Taormina, Catania, Mount Etna and the sea, Casa Mareneve boasts a private pool with diving board, stunning views and a lush garden with green lawn, tall palm tress and colourful Bougainville.

The villa has been recently refurbished and consists of a main house and a dépendance that are beautifully joined together by a covered terrace and a pergola of grape vines, ideal for outdoors lunches.

The main house is on two floors:

- On the first floor there are three double bedrooms, two bathrooms (with showers), a living room, and a covered balcony overlooking the garden and the pool.

- On the ground floor there is a spacious living/dining room with kitchen, a double bedroom, a single bedroom and a bathroom (with tub).

The dépendance consists of one double bed, a single bed, a bathroom and a kitchen with a stone oven, and a fireplace.

The pool (10x5m; from 1 to 3m deep) is located next to a charming Aeolian style terrace with view on the sea and on the beautiful garden and it is open from 1st April to the end of October. The pool will be exclusively for you!

In Casa Mareneve time passes effortlessly while relaxing under the many shaded areas or contemplating the sea and Mount Etna from one of its terraces. If you are up for a small walk, you will be pleased by a stroll in the nearby village of Zafferana Etnea, very cute. If you are in the mood for a day trip, you will soon realize how strategic the position of this villa is for discovering the beauty of the Eastern side of Sicily.

All in all Casa Mareneve is truly the place to please everyone.

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Giulia Lattanzio / Lenneke Burghouts
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23 April, 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.

14 Reviews

Excellent! 4.4/5 -
(14 traveller reviews)


A real rustic Sicilian home

  • 3 of 5

This was our first visit to Sicily. We did feel a bit off the beaten track with not many tourists, however it was great to mix with the locals.

We spent two weeks exploring the area, including a trip up Etna - the highlight of the holiday - totally amazing. We visited Taormina which was just beautiful and also the nearby beach.

The Villa itself, although very comfortable, especially the upstairs, could do with some TLC. The downstairs kitchen area was not as clean as we would have liked it. The two bedrooms downstairs were very dark. However if the plan is to make it over gradually I am full of hope that soon the whole place will be as light and airy as upstairs.

Two of our party stayed in the apartment which was very comfortable, apart from the flies that congregated on the window in the main bedroom/living area.

The pool is great, but not good for non-swimmers or those who are not confident in the water. We bought our children float jackets as the shallow end was still far too deep to stand up in. Be warned!!

Saying all that we had a lovely holiday and enjoyed our trip to Sucily very much...

  • Review Submitted: Sep 13, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your review. The pool is 10x5m large and from 1 to 3m deep.
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A great place to stay

  • 5 of 5

We stayed here in July 2016 as a group made up of two families. We had a fantastic time and really enjoyed the villa. We spent the vast majority of our time outside in the peaceful gardens and pool area. The pool itself was a favourite with all the children and adults. It has a diving board and is 3 meters deep at one end.

The upstairs of the main house is very modern and finished to a good standard. The downstairs is a little more rustic especially the kitchen. If there was one area I would suggest needs improvement then it would be the kitchen. Lets just say we missed a dishwasher. We also used the annex building as another bedroom again this is a little dated.

However the whole property has lots of charm and character. We would definitely stay here again. The owners were always very accommodating and quick to help with any questions or issues.

Thank you for a great holiday.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 17, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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guests very satisfied

  • 5 of 5

We arrived in Casa Mareneve on August 22. The kids did not want to leave the pool and we enjoyed the garden and the spectacular view. The rooms were clean and the beds were comfortable. If we would come back to Sicily I would love to come back here. The dinner prepared by Mara was delicious. Thank you!

  • Review Submitted: Sep 3, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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Nice stay, but could have been better

  • 3 of 5

I wish I could write a more positive review, but we are not satisfied with our stay at Villa Mareneve. Upon arrival we were shown to a dark and damp bedroom and another bedroom so small it’s hardly suitable as a bedroom. None of these are presented in the pictures, and we naturally expected the bedrooms presented on the web site. Also, being a family of five people (including two children), we never expected to be separated into two different buildings, when we easily could have stayed in the main building. Two of us were shown to a bedroom in a separate building – why?

When we objected to the house owner and asked for the bedrooms we had seen on the web site, we were told all kinds of odd stories: There are no mattresses on the beds, the rooms are not finished until August, there’s a smell in the rooms. After a lot of discussion and phone calls, the owner finally gave us one (!) of the rooms. And as it turned out – there was in fact mattresses on the beds, there was no smell, the room looked exactly as in the pictures. But we still had to use the dark and damp room, and we were still separated into two differently buildings. The following days the discussion about the rooms went on, and on the fourth day of our stay, we were offered another of the bedrooms we had seen in the pictures – it was also exactly as displayed. Sadly, we were not offered the third bedroom on the same floor - instead we had to use the one in the separate building. We also never got to use the nice bathroom on the same floor, as it allegedly was under repair. But looking through the windows it was obviously not the case – it seemed just fine. Instead we had to use another bathroom where the hot water was lukewarm and the drain in the tub hardly could flush the water.

I’m puzzled why we had to go through all this trouble when we instead could have gotten what is presented in the pictures on the web site. Had that been the case, we would have had no trouble and this review would have been very positive. Is it too much to expect what you are presented with during the sales process?

A few other notes:

- Wi-Fi didn’t work until the third day, and was unstable rest of the time

- Garbage cans were not empty upon arrival

- The water heating system is very noisy and annoying

- The kitchen could use a severe refresh and upgrade

- Cleaning could be better

- No mattresses for sunbeds

Tip: Be sure to arrive in a small/medium sized car! The driveway from the road to the house is very narrow.

  • Review Submitted: Jul 11, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: In 2015 we have tried to give the possibility to small families to stay in Sicily enjoying a private pool and a private garden. In order to do that we gave the possibility to guests to choose between renting the whole villa (for the full price) or a part of the villa (for a much cheaper price). Apparently, in the advert, this distinction resulted to be less clear than we expected. The guest of this review ended up wanting the whole villa although he paid for half. We are sorry for this misunderstanding and it will not happen again because in 2016 we will only rent the entire villa. Requests for renting part of the villa will be considered.
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5 3

Bello e comodo

  • 5 of 5

We had a wonderful time in Sicily in Casa Mareneve. La Casa Mareneve e situato molto bene , pulito e comodo. Si trova tutto e la picina e veramente un sogno. Grazie per la ospitalita.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 17, 2014
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
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Good location for Etna, Taormina & Siracuse.

  • 4 of 5

The gardens and pool area were absolutely lovely with lots of shade and sitting areas but I feel most holidaymakers would prefer sunloungers to the chairs provided. This would give guests the chance to put their feet up and get an all over tan (both front and back). In addition, I think a few inexpensive facilities inside the house could immensely add to the comfort of visitors. In particular, an electric kettle, wine glasses, mugs, local maps and perhaps a 'house book' with recommendations for restaurants, supermarkets, etc (usually supplied by other owners) would enhance staying at the house. The fridge was also a bit 'tatty' and could do with replacement. On the plus side there was plenty of storage, the house was very clean and we received a very warm welcome from the owner's daughter.

The house is located on a very quiet road on the outskirts of town and is conveniently near the motorway. The town is not that attractive and lacks good restaurants but there are many places to visit nearby.

  • Review Submitted: Jul 16, 2013
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
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10 1


Activity and Interests

Nearest Airport : Catania, Fontanarossa Airport at 25 Kilometres Nearest Barpub : Santa Venerina at 1 Kilometres Nearest Ferry : Catania at 25 Kilometres Nearest Golf : Il Picciolo, Castiglione di Sicilia at 30 Kilometres Nearest Train : Guardia Mangano at 4 Kilometres Nearest Motorway : Giarre at 7 Kilometres Nearest Restaurant : Santa Venerina at 1 Kilometres Nearest Ski : Rifugio Sapienza at 20 Kilometres Nearest Beach : Praiola/Santa Tecla at 7 Kilometres Car: necessary

Santa Venerina is a perfect base from which to explore eastern Sicily. The village lies halfway between Catania and Taormina and just 15 km 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 a sandy beaches, is just 25 km from Santa Venerina (15 minutes with the highway). Next to Giardini Naxos 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. Pozzillo, Santa Maria la Scala are Aci Trezza are pleasant seaside villages near Santa Venerina. The nearest can be found in Praiola (7 km), a wild pebbled beach next to an impressive cliff.

Prices and Availability

Rental rates

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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
Private pool & WiFi
15 Apr 2017 - 27 Apr 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Private pool & WiFi
4 May 2017 - 2 Jun 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
10 Jun 2017 - 14 Jun 2017
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
21 Jun 2017 - 25 Jun 2017
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
8 Jul 2017 - 14 Jul 2017
5 night minimum stay
for 5 nights
Private pool & WiFi
15 Jul 2017 - 21 Jul 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Private pool & WiFi
22 Jul 2017 - 28 Jul 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Private pool & WiFi
29 Jul 2017 - 6 Aug 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
OFFER Private pool & WiFi
7 Aug 2017 - 16 Aug 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Private pool & WiFi
26 Aug 2017 - 1 Sep 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Private pool & WiFi
2 Sep 2017 - 27 Oct 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees

Rates include linen, towels, final cleaning, electricity, gas, water. There are no hidden extras.
Security deposit: 200 euro
Balance in cash at the arrival.

Manager's Cancellation Policy

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Updated: 23-Apr-2017


Property Type

  • villa


  • Family
  • Sports & Activities


  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wood Stove


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


  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining
  • Dining Area


  • Television

Pool / Spa

  • Outdoor Pool
  • Private Pool ...


  • suitable for elderly or infirm

Location Type

  • near the sea
  • rural


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

Leisure Activities

  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • medical services

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • diving
  • ski
  • snorkelling
  • bay fishing
  • caving
  • swimming

Floor Area

  • 160 m²


  • Bathroom main building 1 floor - Toilet, Shower Enclosure
  • Bathroom main building grounf floor - Toilet, Shower Enclosure
  • Bathroom dependance - Toilet, Shower Enclosure
  • Toilet next to the pool - Toilet
  • Bathroom main building 1 floor - Toilet, Bath with Shower


  • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 11
  • Bedroom main building 1 floor - 1 Large Double Bed, 1 Cot
  • Bedroom main building 1 floor - 1 Large Double Bed
  • Bedroom main building 1 floor - 1 Large Double Bed
  • Bedroom main building ground floor - 1 Large Double Bed
  • Dependance - 1 Large Double Bed, 1 Single Bed


  • Deck Chairs
  • Bicycles ...
  • Terrace
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • Patio
  • Veranda
  • Terrace
  • 1 bicycles
  • 8 garden chairs
  • 6 deck chairs


  • Self-catering

House Rules

  • Max. occupancy: 11
  • pets not allowed
  • children welcome


  • You can rent bicycles in a shop in Santa Venerina. The cost is about 10 euro for 1 day. The keyholder organizes guided Etna excursions, either on foot or by bicycle. The villa does not have air conditioning, but it keeps itself cool thanks to its position on the slope of the Etna and thanks to fans.

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