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Rustic charm, private pool, wifi, a splendid view on the Etna and a small price!

Overview

Property

Updated: 20-Nov-2016
Private pool, garden, budget, 6 sleeps, view on Mount Etna, local products, wifi

A rural road brings you to this whitewashed house, which is sharply contrasted by the bright green of the wild Sicilian vegetation. The landscape surrounding the accommodation is characterised by antique lava flows and thousands of prickly pear cacti, called “ficodindia”. The pool is in use from the 15th of April to 30 October. The size of the pool is 5 x 8 meter and 1 up to 2 meters deep.

Rustico Mendolito consists of a spacious kitchen, two bathrooms and an enormous living-room (about 80sq. metres), which, thanks to two mezzanines, functions also as a bedroom. This system therefore offers three double bed spaces in the same room.

Due to the presence of two large fireplaces, the accommodation lends itself for use in both autumn and winter. Many people are unaware that Etna is a popular skiing resort in the winter months.

On request it is possible to use WiFi. The price is 10 Euro per week.

Nearby places: - Etna

- “Rifugio Sapienza” cable cars

- “Piano Provenza' cable cars and ski facilities

- “La Playa” beach, Catania

- Etnaean towns Adrano, Bronte, Randazzo and Belpasso

- Centuripe, Nicosia, Troina e Enna (medieval mountain villages found in the Sicilian midlands)

- the beach La Playa, south of Catania

- Catania

- Water park Etnaland in Valcorrente

More Details
  • Sleeps 6
  • 1 Bedroom
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Parking
  • Garden
  • Swimming pool
  • Barbecue
  • Internet
  • 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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Speaks English, French, German, Spanish, Italian, Dutch

Guestbook comments from the manager

Over Rustico Mendolito niets dan lof. Een droomvakantie op een droom locatie. Heel sympathieke eigenaars, die heel lekkere olijfolie en honing maken. De woning is prachtig verbouwd, met veel respect voor de omgeving en de typische inrichting. Het zwembad is kraakproper en het heeft een ongelooflijk prachtig uitzicht op de Etna. Men voelt zich de koning te rijk als je hier in alle rust naast het zwembad zit. Het tochtje door de cactusvelden voor je aan de woning komt blijft waarschijnlijk voor altijd in ons geheugen, zo prachtig. Ik ga niet te positief doen, want wij willen volgende zomer zeker terug !!!
May 2010
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16 Reviews

4.3
based on 16 holidaymaker reviews

5

Very, very good!!!

  • 5 of 5

This place is real value for your money. It is in an isolated spot, so very quite, but not more then 5-10 min away from a big supermarkt and the nearest town. The surroundings is astounding: a beautiful view on the etna from the beautifully situated pool, surrounded by almondtrees that had many almonds when we were there ( in may 2015 ). The garden around the house is supers. The house is just lovely, it is old but very well renovated, there is airco, television, a well equiped kitchen, adequate sanitary. If you have bad eyesight or you have a handicap, then consider another place though, since the Floor has many steps, you have to watch where you are going a bit. The lovely couple that owns this place bakjes pizza for you in the pizza-oven attached to the house, all night for just 50eur. They are so friendly and hospitable, you will not regret booking this place.

  • Review Submitted: Jun 14, 2015
  • Date of Stay: May 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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Beautiful location

  • 4 of 5

We needed a relaxing place to stay for our first (of three) weeks in Sicily and Rustico Mendolito provided exactly that. The setting is fantastic, the views of Etna from the swimming pool, and the immaculately kept gardens added to the experience. The pool is a real asset and we spent a lot of time in it. The accommodation is basic ("rustic") but adequate.

We had problems finding the meeting point with the keyholder on our arrival - we were looking for an actual supermarket but later it transpired that it was at the gate of a redundant supermarket. Added to the delay caused by Europcar in sorting out our pre-booked hire car we were 2 hours late arriving by which time all the shops had closed, and we spent the first night without any food. The keyholder was very patient in waiting for us and we eventually met up at the rail station in the local town which was the only meeting point that we could find.

The other problem we had were the starving dogs from the apparently abandonded villa nearby - as another reviewer has noted, the keyholder was very helpful in attempting to resolve that problem but with only limited success. Take great care with the approach road - it is steep and rocky and does need improving.

  • Review Submitted: Sep 21, 2014
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2014
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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4

Peaceful, beautiful location...

  • 4 of 5

We needed a relaxing place to stay for our first (of three) weeks in Sicily and Rustico Mendolito provided exactly that. The setting is fantastic, the views of Etna from the swimming pool, and the immaculately kept gardens added to the experience. The pool is a real asset and we spent a lot of time in it. We had problems finding the meeting point with the keyholder on our arrival - we were looking for an actual supermarket but later it transpired that it was at the gate of a redundant supermarket. Added to the delay caused by Europcar in sorting out our pre-booked hire car we were 2 hours late arriving by which time all the shops had closed, and we spent the first night without any food. The keyholder was very patient in waiting for us and we eventually met up at the rail station in the local town which was the only meeting point that we could find.

The other problem we had were the starving dogs from the apparently abandonded villa nearby - as another reviewer has noted, the keyholder was very helpful in attempting to resolve that problem but with only limited success. Take great care with the approach road - it is steep and rocky and does need improving.

  • Review Submitted: Sep 21, 2014
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

Super

  • 5 of 5

très belle situation champêtre, au calme avec une belle vue sur l'Etna. très bon accueil de nos hôtes. Vraiment rien à redire tout est très bien, adresse à recommander vivement!

  • Review Submitted: Sep 4, 2014
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
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4

Wonderful weeks in a wonderful place

  • 4 of 5

We absolutely loved this house, with the pool and the stunning view over Etna and, as it felt, the rest of Sicily.

A warm welcome after a long drive from Palermo made oss feel like home at once.

The acienda provided us with everything we needed and we were most satisfied just "hanging out" on the premises most of the time.

There were three dogs that accompanied us, and they could get a bit annoying. (But the owner made several attempts to help us solve this problem since we have kids that are a bit afraid...)

The big spacious room was perfect for us, and we had no problems sleeping all in the same room, thanks to the loft beds.

When we were there, the garden was much more green than in the pictures on the site, so it was even more beautiful than expected!

We can warmly recommend this place!

Thank you very much Michaela and Pippo, for taking so good care of us and the lovely acienda!

  • Review Submitted: Sep 2, 2014
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
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4

Nice and Quiet

  • 4 of 5

This is a very authentic spot. The little villages in the neighbourhood are not spectacular, but you have a great view at the Etna and you can make nice day trips. The house itself is spacious but there are no separate bedrooms. For us no problem at all! We enjoyed our stay. The garden and swimmingpool are very nice situated and it is very quiet.

We were welcomed warmly and immediately felt at home.

  • Review Submitted: Oct 27, 2013
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
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Location

Activity and Interests

Nearest Airport : Catania, Fontanarossa Airport at 25 Kilometres Nearest Barpub : Adrano at 7 Kilometres Nearest Ferry : Catania (Ferry to Napoli) at 25 Kilometres Nearest Golf : Il Picciolo, Castiglione di Sicilia at 50 Kilometres Nearest Train : Biancavilla at 15 Kilometres Nearest Motorway : Santa Maria di Licodia at 2 Kilometres Nearest Restaurant : Santa Maria di Licodia at 2 Kilometres Nearest Ski : Rifugio Sapienza, Etna at 25 Kilometres Nearest Beach : 'La Playa', Catania at 25 Kilometres Car: necessary

Mendolito is an excellent base from which to explore the eastern part of Sicily. The villages of Etna, such as Adrano, Bronte and 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. Mendolito is around 15 kilometers from the coast. The “Playa”, an endless sandy beach is found to the south of Catania while beautiful bathing areas and charming fishing villages, such as Aci Trezza and Santa Maria La Scala (Acireale) are located north of Catania. Taormina and Siracusa are about an hour’s drive away.

The Etnaean towns, Adrano, Paternò and Bronte are found on the eastern side of Etna, they are located close to Santa Maria di Licodia and are renowned for their Norman castles.

Other Activities: Excursions to Mount Etna, the biggest volcano of Europa

Skiing on a volcano!: Mendolito is an excellent base from which to explore the eastern part of Sicily. The villages of Etna, such as Belpasso, Adrano, Randazzo and Castiglione di Sicilia, 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!

Availability

Rental rates

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Special Offer
19 Nov 2016 - 23 Dec 2016
7 night minimum stay
£294
for 7 nights
£294
 
 
Christmas
24 Dec 2016 - 6 Jan 2017
7 night minimum stay
£378
for 7 nights
£378
 
 
Rate 2017
7 Jan 2017 - 10 Feb 2017
7 night minimum stay
£336
for 7 nights
£336
 
 
Rate 2017
11 Feb 2017 - 31 Mar 2017
7 night minimum stay
£412
for 7 nights
£412
 
 
Rate 2017
1 Apr 2017 - 30 Jun 2017
7 night minimum stay
£479
for 7 nights
£479
 
 
Rate 2017
1 Jul 2017 - 14 Jul 2017
7 night minimum stay
£589
for 7 nights
£589
 
 
Rate 2017
15 Jul 2017 - 25 Aug 2017
7 night minimum stay
£664
for 7 nights
£664
 
 
Rate 2017
26 Aug 2017 - 1 Sep 2017
7 night minimum stay
£589
for 7 nights
£589
 
 
Rate 2017
2 Sep 2017 - 13 Oct 2017
7 night minimum stay
£479
for 7 nights
£479
 
 
Rate 2017
14 Oct 2017 - 10 Nov 2017
7 night minimum stay
£412
for 7 nights
£412
 
 
Rate 2017
11 Nov 2017 - 22 Dec 2017
7 night minimum stay
£336
for 7 nights
£336
 
 
Rate 2017
23 Dec 2017 - 5 Jan 2018
7 night minimum stay
£412
for 7 nights
£412
 

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees

Prices include use of air-conditioning, final cleaning, linen and towels, water, gas, electricity.
Security deposit = 150 euro.
It is possible to order a food pack (to pay on arrival) with products of the estate of the house (wine, honey, olive oil, jam, seasonal fruit. etc.). Costs: 30 euro.

The key holder also propose a 'pizza-night', teaching guests how to prepare pizza in wood oven on site.

Manager's Cancellation Policy

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Facilities

From the Owner

Excursions: A DAY WITH LAURA MACCARONE Tel. 0039 3408602953 maccarronelaura@hotmail.com your personal guide in Italian, English and Dutch - transfers from and to airport, Taormina, sightseeing - Etna Tour + Wine tasting with typical local specialties - Taormina: guided visit of its Ancient Greek Theatre + Shopping tour with your personal Sicilian adviser throuh the best boutiques and jewelers - Catania: guided visit of its Baroque center + Shopping tour with your personal Sicilian adviser throuh the best boutiques and jewelers - Catania: shopping at the market + cooking class in a typical Sicilian house. - Circumetnea enjoy the landscape of the Etna by train - cute old charming train - Ski on Mount Etna! January-March: skiing on the highest vulcano of Europe with views on the Ionian Sea, smoking craters and lava rocks.

Property Type

  • farmhouse

Theme

  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Farm Holidays

General

  • Air Conditioning
  • Fireplace
  • Firewood
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet ...
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Local Maps
  • Parking
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided

Kitchen

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

Dining

  • Dining Area

Entertainment

  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television

Pool / Spa

  • Hot Tub
  • Outdoor Pool
  • Private Pool ...

Suitability

  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible

Location Type

  • rural

Attractions

  • autumn foliage
  • botanical garden
  • caves
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • forests
  • marina
  • museums
  • naturist beach
  • playground
  • pond
  • reefs
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • theme parks
  • volcano
  • water parks
  • waterfalls
  • winery tours
  • zoo

Leisure Activities

  • bird watching
  • horse riding
  • outlet shopping
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking

Local Services & Businesses

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

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • paragliding
  • roller blading
  • ski
  • bay fishing
  • caving
  • swimming
  • tennis

Floor Area

  • 130 m²

Bathrooms

  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet, Bath (no shower), Bidet
  • Bathroom 2 - Toilet, Shower Enclosure, Bidet

Bedrooms

  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom / Living room - 2 Large Double Bed, 2 Single Bed, 1 Cot
  • The property consists of a spacious kitchen, two bathrooms and an enormous living-room (about 80sq. metres), which, thanks to two mezzanines, functions also as a bedroom. This system therefore offers three double bed spaces in the same room.

Outside

  • Deck Chairs
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • Patio
  • Veranda
  • Terrace
  • 6 garden chairs

Meals

  • Self-catering

Notes:

  • On request it is possible to use WiFi. The price is 10 Euro per week. It is possible to order a food pack (to pay on arrival) with products of the estate of the house (wine, honey, olive oil, jam, seasonal fruit. etc.). Costs: 30 euro.

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