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18th Century country house with garden and wifi, between the sea and the Etna

Overview

Property

Updated: 23-Nov-2016
historical villa, 4 bedrooms, terraces, garden, near the sea, wifi

Situated on a stretch of coast between Catania and Taormina, proudly surveying its estate from the crest of a hill is Villa Bagolaro, an 18th Century country house in a stunning and perfectly peaceful setting between the sea and Mount Etna. Indoor and outdoor living combine seamlessly due to the bright and welcoming rooms and their communication with the terraces. It would be difficult to ask for a more delightful setting. The living areas and bedrooms of Villa Bagolaro are all on one floor (the first floor). Villa Bagolaro consists of 4 bedrooms, a bathroom with shower, small tub, bidet and toilet, a large living area with fireplace and a double sofa bed, another living area with a fireplace, a kitchen with wood oven and next to it a dining room with dining table. Outside there is also a terrace with seating, deckchairs, extra toilet (in the laundry room), a second shower and a barbecue. The villa has wifi!

Because of the presence of 2 fireplaces, the house offers a pleasant stay also during the few cold weeks of the short Sicilian winter.

The Area: Villa Bagolaro is an excellent base from which to explore Mount Etna and its surroundings. The villages of Etna, such as Trecastagni, Zafferana Etnea e Randazzo, are famous for their ancient lava flows, the architecture of their seventeenth century churches, their delicious local produce and the hospitality of the villagers. Situated 700 metres above sea level, they are a favourite retreat of the city dwellers who, in summer are in search of cool, fresh air, while in winter are in search of snow for skiing. Few people are aware that Etna is a popular location for skiers in winter. On some glorious days in winter, it’s even possible to ski the frozen slopes in the morning enjoying a wonderful panoramic view of the Mediterranean, and then, the same afternoon, go and sunbathe on the beaches below!

More Details
  • Sleeps 12
  • 4 Bedrooms
  • 1 Bathroom, 1 Separate Toilet
  • 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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Guestbook comments from the manager

We would like to send a personal letter expressing our gratitude. We had a wonderful stay, and we are most grateful for your servicing. Bagolaro is fantastic: Etna to the West and the Messina Street to the East.
Mar 2008
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24 Reviews

4.4
based on 24 holidaymaker reviews

5

A house in a citrus grove with a sense of history in

  • 5 of 5

We loved this house. It was exactly as described. A historic and spacious villa that had the atmosphere of a much loved family home surrounded by a large garden full of lemon and orange trees and many flowering plants. If you are looking for high specification bathrooms and kitchens and modern furniture it probably isn't for you but if you love a sense of history along with comfortable beds and sofas, ravishing views of Etna behind and the Ionian sea in front from glorious tiled terraces which surround the house on all sides, it will suit you well. Location is interesting with plenty of places to visit though you will need a car. A stony volcanic beach is close by where swimming is great when not rough, though it's probably not a good beach for small children. The Grassis made us feel very welcome and were very helpful. There is a very busy working nursery next door, full of extraordinary plants; we did not find this a problem though. The villa is perfectly private.

The only change we would have made was to have had a little local information provided but as the wifi was excellent we managed fine. All in all a wonderful holiday.

  • Review Submitted: Sep 26, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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5

Lovely large old villa in great location.

  • 5 of 5

This lovely big old villa is in a great location and is full of character with its doors/windows on every side of the property and the high ceilings.There's the magnificent views of the dominant, smoking Mount Etna to the rear of the property and views of the sea from the front + the huge gardens with lots of lemon and orange trees surrounding the place. It turned a little chilly at night (Mid-March) but there was a wood burning fire and lots of wood supplied so we made good use of that. The owner,Luigi, was very friendly and helpful and spoke quite good English. We realised we had forgotten our electrical plug adaptors and texted him to ask where we could buy some from as we couldn't find any in the supermarket or shops. He asked how many we needed and said he would bring some over to us(I think he lives about 8 miles away). He duly arrived with 2 adaptors and wouldn't accept payment so we said we'd leave them at the end of our stay, in case someone else had the same issue. Good WiFi too. Excellent drives up Etna, especially the south side. Quite a lot of snow up there but the roads were kept perfectly clear. Also good places to visit was Taormina and Syracusa + a few nice villages around. Good supermarket 5 mins drive away. Also a new cafe had just opened up in the village(Caruba) which did lovely ice cream. Overall a very enjoyable holiday in a lovely place. Recommend.

  • Review Submitted: Apr 6, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Mar 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are truly glad to read that you enjoyed Villa Bagolaro. This villa is a wonderful setting all year round.
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4

country house with an unforgettable ambiance

  • 4 of 5

Not the cleanest place, but very large, full of history, high ceilings, Great garden with citrus trees, sea view at the front, etna view at the rear. We were lucky to see an active etna with lava and fire at night and ash particles on the table on the terrace in the morning. It is a Great place to stay a week, it Will stay in your memories because of the age of the house and its special location.

  • Review Submitted: May 25, 2015
  • Date of Stay: May 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

Casa ideale per famiglie

  • 5 of 5

La casa è meravigliosa e ideale per 3 famiglie.

Il signor Luigi e la sua moglie sono molto disponibili e gentili.

Abbiamo passato un ottimo soggiorno, stesso il tempo freddo. La stufa e riscaldatori ci hanno servito bene. L'Etna con neve è ... meraviglioso.

Arrivederci,

torneremo in poco tempo

  • Review Submitted: Mar 15, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Feb 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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4

“Une maison patricienne....comme on en rêve !”

  • 4 of 5

Villa Bagolaro est une vieille dame empreinte de noblesse. Tout autour d'Elle flotte le parfum, l'imprégnation du passé. Elle est nichée dans les agrumes et ses parures sont de volubilis et bougainvilliers. Selon l'endroit d'où vous sortez de la Maison, le paysage est grandiose. Luigi et son épouse qui accueillent leurs "invités" sont très présents également en cas de besoin et donnent de précieux renseignements.

Un endroit privilégié qui a une âme que nous recommandons.

Nous y retournerons avec grand plaisir ..

  • Review Submitted: Feb 25, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
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Une maison patricienne....

  • 4 of 5

Villa Bagolaro est une vieille dame empreinte de noblesse. Tout autour d'Elle flotte le parfum, l'imprégnation du passé. Elle es nichée dans les agrumes et se parures sont de volubilis et bougainvilliers. Selon l'endroit où vous sortez de la Maison, le payasage est grandiose. Bien sûr, la modernité n'est pas sa "tasse de thé" et alors ??? ce serait peut-être la trahir.

Luigi et son épouse sont très présents si besoin et fort accueillants.

Un endroit privilégié qui a une âme et de plus, se trouve idéalement située pour de nombreuses visites.

Nous y retournerons avec grand plaisir .

  • Review Submitted: Feb 22, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
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Location

Activity and Interests

Nearest Airport : Catania, Fontanarossa Airport at 25 Kilometres Nearest Barpub : Torre Archirafi or Acireale at 3 Kilometres Nearest Ferry : Catania at 25 Kilometres Nearest Golf : Il Picciolo, Castiglione di Sicilia at 45 Kilometres Nearest Train : Guardia Mangano at 6 Kilometres Nearest Motorway : Giarre at 6 Kilometres Nearest Restaurant : Torre Archirafi or Stazzo at 3 Kilometres Nearest Ski : Rifugio Sapienza, Etna at 30 Kilometres Nearest Beach : Praiola at 1 Kilometres Car: recommended

Villa Bagolaro is an excellent base from which to explore eastern Sicily. The villa lies halfway between Catania and Taormina and just seven 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 from Villa Bagolaro. 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 near Villa Bagolaro. In the village Santa Tecla, a few kilometres from Praiola, is the renown, but quiet cheap, fish restaurant “Da Lorenzo”. 2 km from Villa Bagolaro is the big supermarket 'Iper'. Also 2 km from the house is Carubba, a town, with several shops and squares.

Availability

Rental rates

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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
 
Rate 8
15 Oct 2016 - 6 Jan 2017
7 night minimum stay
£547
for 7 nights
£547
 
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add £8 per night, per additional guest
 
Rate 2017
7 Jan 2017 - 30 Jun 2017
7 night minimum stay
£547
for 7 nights
£547
 
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add £8 per night, per additional guest
 
Rate 2017
1 Jul 2017 - 21 Jul 2017
7 night minimum stay
£673
for 7 nights
£673
 
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add £8 per night, per additional guest
 
Rate 2017
22 Jul 2017 - 18 Aug 2017
7 night minimum stay
£757
for 7 nights
£757
 
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add £8 per night, per additional guest
 
Rate 2017
19 Aug 2017 - 1 Sep 2017
7 night minimum stay
£605
for 7 nights
£605
 
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add £8 per night, per additional guest
 
Rate 2017
2 Sep 2017 - 13 Oct 2017
7 night minimum stay
£580
for 7 nights
£580
 
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add £8 per night, per additional guest
 
Rate 2017
14 Oct 2017 - 31 Dec 2017
7 night minimum stay
£547
for 7 nights
£547
 
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.
Prices include use of usb internet key, final cleaning, linen and towels, water, gas, electricity.
Security deposit = 200 euro.

Manager's Cancellation Policy

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Facilities

Property Type

  • chateau / country house

Theme

  • Family
  • Historic

General

  • Basic Soaps
  • Bottled Water
  • Dialup Access
  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Security System
  • Shampoo
  • Sofa Bed
  • Sunbed
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine

Kitchen

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

Dining

  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining
  • Dining Room

Entertainment

  • Books
  • CD Player
  • Games
  • Games for Kids
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television

Suitability

  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible

Location Type

  • near the sea
  • rural

Attractions

  • autumn foliage
  • bay
  • botanical garden
  • caves
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • laundrette - not serviced
  • forests
  • library
  • live theatre
  • marina
  • museums
  • naturist beach
  • playground
  • pond
  • recreation centre
  • reefs
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • theme parks
  • volcano
  • water parks
  • waterfalls
  • winery tours
  • zoo

Leisure Activities

  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • horse riding
  • luaus
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
  • medical services

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • ice skating
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • paragliding
  • pier fishing
  • rafting
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • diving
  • ski
  • snorkelling
  • bay fishing
  • caving
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • whitewater rafting
  • wind-surfing

Floor Area

  • 200 m²

Bathrooms

  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet, Shower Enclosure, Bidet
  • Laundry room - Toilet
  • Outdoor shower - Outdoor Shower, outdoor

Bedrooms

  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 12
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Large Double Bed, 1 Cot
  • Bedroom 2 - 1 Large Double Bed
  • Bedroom 3 - 1 Large Double Bed
  • Bedroom 4 - 2 Single Bed
  • Living room - 2 Single Bed, 2 Sofa bed/Futon

Outside

  • Balcony
  • Deck Chairs
  • Fish Cleaning Table
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • Terrace
  • 10 garden chairs
  • 8 deck chairs

Meals

  • Self-catering

Notes:

  • Villa Bagolaro has Wifi!

Partner Offers

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