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Stunning villa with pool on the flanks of Mount Etna, near Acireale

Giulia Lattanzio / Joris Doesburg

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People16
Bedrooms 6
Bathrooms4
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights

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Stunning villa with pool on the flanks of Mount Etna, near Acireale

People16
Bedrooms 6
Bathrooms4
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights

Overview

Photos and Description of this 6 bedroom holiday villa in Acireale - Villa Alemà

16 sleeps, beautifully tended garden, well furnished, pool open all year round

The villa sits on the south-eastern flanks of Mount Etna just a few minutes outside the town of Aci S. Antonio and Acireale. The villa has high ceilings and smooth lava stone features. The garden is beautifully tended, with a perfect lawn and a wonderful pool 16 x 10. Indoor and outdoor living combine seamlessly due to a series of bright living areas and their communication with the garden, that is beautifully tended and has areas, which remain cool and shaded throughout the day. From the main entrance one accesses the living room that ones was a ‘palmento’, an antique olive crusher. The palmento opens onto a covered patio area, perfect for al fresco dining. Below and on top of the palmento are lounges. Furthermore, the ground floor consists of a spacious kitchen, a room with a pool table, 2 bedrooms and 2 bathrooms. The 1st floor consists of a bathroom, 3 BR and a terrace with a wide view on Mount Etna. In the garden is a renovated luxury dependence with 3 sleeps and a bathroom.

Etna: Several of the traditional lava-stone villages on the flanks of Etna are well worth a visit. Many guests at Villa Alemà, however, will be well content to relax in the stunning surroundings of the house, the garden and the pool. 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
Suitability:
  • children welcome
  • pets considered
  • smoking allowed
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair accessible
Giulia Lattanzio / Joris Doesburg (Property Manager)
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Response time:
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Calendar last updated:
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About Giulia Lattanzio / Joris Doesburg

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.

Guestbook comments from the manager

We were absolutely delighted by the Villa Alema. It is furnished to a high standard and is much bigger than the photo's suggest. The pool is fantastic - we spent many hours in and around the pool. The keyholder was helpful and cheerful. Would we recomend Villa Alema - 100% yes! We had a wonderful holiday!
Aug 2009
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3.9
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Stunning villa with pool on the flanks of Mount Etna, near Acireale
average rating of 3.8888888 based on 10 reviews
4

Huge/beautifull villa with wonderfull view on ETNA

  • 4 of 5

Beautifull and huge villa where we were kindly welcomed. But kitchenware was insufficient for 16 personns. And the owner billed any broke even if the broke was due to its age, during normal usage, without providing bill or invoice. So be carefull on the villa equipment. The Forian Pizza near the villa was good and cheaper. ANd there is many lovely place near this villa: Traomina, Etna, Syracuse ...

We really appreciate our travel and our week spend in family.

  • Review Submitted: May 4, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Apr 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Norway
1

A NIGHTMARE

  • 1 of 5

On arrival for easter week the house was ice cold, the heating not having been turned on. We were told not to use the 3rd bathroom despite being 7 adults. We were told we would have to pay ?100 extra for the use of the pooltable, no information of this beforehand. The huge sittingroom cum diningroom only had one gas terracewarmer for heating on which was a sticker saying ut was not to be used indoors. We were told to turn it off at night. Despite 26 degrees outside, this room was too cold to stay in even with the heater on. The room smelt of gas when it was in use. The only other room we could stay together in was occupied by a pooltable. The kitchen did not have a fan despite having a fan hood, so the windows clouded every time we made food. The beds were uncomfortable; you could feel the metal springs through the matress cover. The caretaker woke us up one night to inspect the villa unannounced.The hot water was inadequate and the Internet was erratic. The properties on either side are being used for storing building equipment. The english speaking caretaker never took her phone. The other caretaker could not speak english. When asking the agency if we could change villa, we were first told that we could do this without loss of money, then they changed their mind and said we would lose 2/3 of the remaining rent."

  • Review Submitted: Apr 21, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Mar 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: I will repeat here what I have already said directly to you. I would like to give our future guests the chance to know the other side of the story, because there is always one. First of all I would like to say that we take seriously both advises and complaints of our guests and that my colleague Joris went personally to the villa soon after your stay to check its status. He found it impeccable. He did not find any bad materasses and Internet seemed to work properly. He also talked with the keyholder who claims to have never forbid you to use the 3rd bathroom - and indeed you use it - as well as he did not ask you money for the use of the pooltable, but rather warn you that in case of damages he would require 100E. I cannot say who is right. I can imagine that the language barrier contributed to misunderstandings, but we trust our keyholder since we have worked with him since long time. Certainly I was surpriced to hear - towards the end of your stay - your list of negative experiences in the villa. I was so, because we spoke several time and in the first contacts you have told me that the only problem of the villa was the temperature in the living room. I still have emails from you stating that. I admit to have agreed to your request of changing villa, but you did not mention why I have suddenly ‘changed my mind’. At first I believed that the living room was too cold because the heating did not work. Since I know the importance of a room like the living room during holidays I thought that a change of villa could have be considered. But I spoke too soon. I then find out, speaking first with the keyholder and than with you, that the heating was working properly, but you did refuse to use it because you thought it was unsafe. At this point changing villa or a refund was not an option and I tried to explain that the gas stove in the living room was safe and tested by other guests during winter when temperatures are much lower than 26°C. As for the keyholder showing up at 22.30, it was my fault. I have called the keyholder late that day asking him to help you figure out the use of the gas stove. He decided to come immediately. 22.30 is too late to show up unannounced and I apologize for that, but I hope you understand that it was meant with our best intentions. I am really sorry that your experience was negative. We would be much happier to have clients that liked the house. So I am really sorry in any case.
5

Just amazing

  • 5 of 5

We spend a week in Acireale and just loved it. The house is perfect for a big group, even for 3 families! The garden and pool looked very good and well maintained. The landlord went out of his way to be helpful, offered to make all reservations we would like, came up with day trips and restaurants... we would love to go back.

  • Review Submitted: May 26, 2012
  • Date of Stay: May 2012
  • Source: HomeAway
Tallinn, Estonia
5

A perfect place to stay

  • 5 of 5

We stayed at the villa with a company of 8 friends in May 2009.

The place is really huge. It has a nice garden, a grill, a good pool table, many nice places to chill at etc. The swimming pool is awesome. It's perfect for 8-9 people, but suits well for even 10-12 people. The location is really close to the centre of Acireale. You need a rental car to get there.

  • Review Submitted: May 26, 2009
  • Date of Stay: May 2009
  • Source: HomeAway
5

Trés belle villa

  • 5 of 5

La villa est trés grande (nous étions 17) et très confortable avec une superbe piscine, un barbecue extérieur très pratique et une belle pelouse. L'accueil du propriétaire et son souci de rendre notre séjour agréable a été un plus. Je recommande.

  • Review Submitted: Nov 8, 2014
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2014
  • Source: Abritel, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: merci!
5

Ci ritornerei molto volentieri

  • 5 of 5

E' raro trovare un posto per trascorrere una settimana in pieno relax, ma stavolta sono stato benissimo.

Bellissimo scenario, tutto molto pulito e ben curato, compreso la piscina che mi sono goduto ogni giorno.

Tornerei molto... ma molto volentieri.

  • Review Submitted: Oct 14, 2014
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2014
  • Source: HomeAway

Location

Nearest Airport
17 Kilometres
Catania, Fontanarossa Airport
Nearest Barpub
4 Kilometres
Acireale
Nearest Ferry
20 Kilometres
Catania (ferry from Napels)
Nearest Golf
45 Kilometres
Il Picciolo, Linguaglossa
Nearest Train
4 Kilometres
Acireale
Nearest Motorway
4 Kilometres
Acireale
Nearest Restaurant
2 Kilometres
Nearest Ski
20 Kilometres
Rifugio Sapienza, Etna
Nearest Beach
7 Kilometres
Santa Maria La Scala / Santa Tecla
Car: necessary

Villa Alemà is an excellent base from which to explore eastern Sicily. The villa lies almost halfway between Catania and Taormina and just five 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 a sandy beach, is just 35 kilometres away. 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 Alemà. In the village Santa Tecla, 7 kilometres from Praiola, is the renown, but quiet cheap, fish restaurant “Da Lorenzo”. The 18 hole Golf course Il Picciolo is an easy drive (45 minutes).

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

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Prices & Availability

From €143 Nightly

Prices for this holiday villa in Acireale, Catania

Rental Basis:
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
 
Special offer
7 Jun 2015 - 19 Jun 2015
5 night minimum stay
€1,214
for 5 nights
€1,700
 
Notes: Rates are based on 8 guests; add €15 per night, per additional guest
 
Special offer
4 Jul 2015 - 17 Jul 2015
7 night minimum stay
€1,900
for 7 nights
€1,900
 
Notes: Rates are based on 8 guests; add €15 per night, per additional guest
 
july 2
19 Jul 2015 - 31 Jul 2015
7 night minimum stay
€2,900
for 7 nights
€2,900
 
Notes: Rates are based on 8 guests; add €15 per night, per additional guest
 
Rate 2015
1 Aug 2015 - 21 Aug 2015
7 night minimum stay
€3,500
for 7 nights
€3,500
 
Notes: Rates are based on 8 guests; add €15 per night, per additional guest
 
Rate 2015
22 Aug 2015 - 29 Aug 2015
7 night minimum stay
€2,750
for 7 nights
€2,750
 
Notes: Rates are based on 10 guests; add €15 per night, per additional guest
 
Rate 2015
30 Aug 2015 - 11 Sep 2015
7 night minimum stay
€2,000
for 7 nights
€2,000
 
Notes: Rates are based on 8 guests; add €15 per night, per additional guest
 
Rate 2015
12 Sep 2015 - 30 Oct 2015
7 night minimum stay
€1,650
for 7 nights
€1,650
 
Notes: Rates are based on 8 guests; add €15 per night, per additional guest
 
rate 2015
31 Oct 2015 - 18 Dec 2015
7 night minimum stay
€1,000
for 7 nights
€1,000
 
Notes: Rates are based on 8 guests; add €15 per night, per additional guest
 
Rate 2015
19 Dec 2015 - 1 Jan 2016
7 night minimum stay
€2,250
for 7 nights
€2,250
 

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Notes Prices include a set of linen, towels, air conditioning, Internet and final cleaning. There are no hidden costs.
SECURITY DEPOSIT: 700 euro due at the arrival

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Facilities

Accommodation and facilities for this holiday villa in Acireale in Catania

Property Type:
  • villa (detached)
Meals:
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 300 m²
Location Type:
  • near the sea
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Family
General:
  • Activities Guide
  • Air Conditioning
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Parking On Street
  • Sofa Bed
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
Kitchen:
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Kitchen
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
Dining:
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 16 people
Bathrooms:
  • 4 Bathrooms
  • outdoor shower - Outdoor Shower
    Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , Bidet
    Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
    Bathroom 3 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
    Bathroom 4 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , dependence
Bedrooms:
  • 6 Bedrooms, Sleeps 16
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Large Double Bed , 1 Child Bed , 1 Cot , Ground floor
    Bedroom 2 - 1 Large Double Bed , 1 Single Bed , Ground floor
    Bedroom 6 - 1 Large Double Bed , 1 Single Bed , dependence
    Bedroom 3 - 1 Large Double Bed , 1 Sofa bed/Futon , First floor
    Bedroom 4 - 1 Large Double Bed , First floor
    Bedroom 5 - 1 Double Bed , First floor
Entertainment:
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Piano
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
Outside:
  • Barbecue
  • Deck Chairs
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Patio
  • Veranda
  • Terrace
  • veranda
  • 16 garden chairs
  • 12 deck chairs
Suitability:
  • children welcome
  • pets considered
  • smoking allowed
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair accessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Outdoor Pool
  • Private Pool ...
Attractions:
  • autumn foliage
  • botanical garden
  • caves
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • laundrette - not serviced
  • forests
  • library
  • live theatre
  • marina
  • museums
  • naturist beach
  • playground
  • recreation centre
  • reefs
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • theme parks
  • volcano
  • water parks
  • 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
  • Babysitter
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting small game
  • ice skating
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • pier fishing
  • rafting
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • diving
  • ski
  • snorkelling
  • bay fishing
  • caving
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
Notes:
Extra: snooker table.

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