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APARTMENT 'GELSOMINO' APARTMENT: 1 BEDROOM, SLEEPS 4

Fabio Monaco/Nadia Monaco

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Sleeps4
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms1
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 4 - 7 nights

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Fabio Monaco/Nadia Monaco

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APARTMENT 'GELSOMINO' APARTMENT: 1 BEDROOM, SLEEPS 4

Photos and Description of this 1 bedroom holiday apartment in Santa Venerina - Villa EtnAmare

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Villa EtnAmare is situated up on a hill overlooking the green East coast of Sicily, between Mount Etna and the Ionian sea. It is surrounded by a land of five hectares with rich orchards, olive trees, flowers and silent footpaths.

The enormous swimming pool (25x8m) is set amongst orange trees on a natural terrace offering spectacular views of the Volcano and of the whole coastline as far as Catania, Giardini Naxos and Taormina.

Villa EtnAmare has recently been built and consists of ground floor, attic and basement with parking.

The villa is divided into four units with private accesses located on the ground floor which is connected to the swimming pool. Each apartment has a large, private terrace with a sweeping view on the green coast to the east and Mount Etna to the west.

All units are refined with excellent quality materials. They are provided with air-conditioning, heating, TV LCD with HDMI connector, free Wi-Fi, oven, refrigerator, coffee maker, washing machine, hairdryer, iron and ironing board. Bath towels and bed linen are included. Beach towels are available for hire.

Two units can be combined in order to have large apartments with 3 or 4 bedrooms. Also, when available, the entire villa can be rented with exclusive use of all amenities.

Villa EtnAmare lies only 500 metres away from Santa Venerina, a village famed for the production of sweets and liqueurs. The 'Pasticceria Russo' is well-known for the production of 'cornetti al miele' (croissants filled with honey), marzipan fruit and almond pastries. in the village, at 5 minutes walking distance, there are restaurants, supermarkets and shops.

Santa Venerina is an excellent base from which to explore eastern Sicily, thanks to its very strategic position halfway between Catania and Taormina. The village distance 5 minutes with the car from the highway A18 Catania-Messina from which (in an average time of 20 minutes) you can reach the most beautiful places of Eastern Sicily, such as Taormina, Catania, Acicastello, Acitrezza, Acireale, Etna, Siracusa, Giardini Naxos...

The charming baroque town of Acireale distance only 15 km from Santa Venerina. It is situated next to the 'Riviera dei Ciclopi', a unique coast with a crystal clear sea and lava stacks (faraglioni) which is believed by Greek mythology to correspond to the stones thrown by blind Polifemo to Ulysses.The Riviera traditional resort towns of Acicastello and Acitrezza have long been a magnet for local day trips and offer arguably the best Granita to be found anywhere and lots of good seafood trattorias. Catania, with its rich architectural heritage, its vibrant markets, restaurants and shops, is only 30 minutes away from the village.

The east coast Ionian Riviera has some of Sicily's most picturesque pebbly and sandy beaches including those of Isola Bella, Giardini Naxos and Letojanni (below Taormina).Santa Venerina is just 25 km from Gardini Naxos and 30 km (20 minutes with the highway) from Taormina, which draws more visitors than any other town in Sicily, thanks to its splendid position, its elegant shops, and its Graeco-Roman theatre with a unique view of Mount Etna. Torre Archirafi, Pozzillo and Santa Maria la Scala are pleasant seaside villages near Santa Venerina. The nearest beaches can be found in Praiola, Stazzo and Pozzillo (8 km).

Santa Venerina is also an excellent starting point from which to explore Mount Etna and its surroundings. The towns and villages that dot the flanks of Etna, such as Zafferana Etnea, Trecastagni and Randazzo, are well worth stopping off for a visit to their seventeenth century churches built in lava stone or for a spot of lunch in restaurants offering delicious local products. The village is only 4 km away from Zafferana Etnea and 10 km from Rifugio Sapienza, the main ski area, where it is possible to take the Etna cableway, up to the main craters.

The sun of Sicily holds the record in Europe and with the proximity of Africa maintains a mild climate throughout the year. Spring is the ideal time to enjoy the culture and nature that this island has to offer. It’s well worth making a trip just to experience the Easter processions, bringing together folklore and tradition in an incredibly mystic way.

The interior is spectacular, with the mountain slopes exploding in colour, while on the coast the first bathers start taking to the beaches.

In autumn, throughout October and mid-November, the sea water is still warmed by the summer sun, and the daytime temperature still reaches 30°c during the warmest hours. Many towns around Etna organize festivals dedicated to local products such as wine, mushrooms and sweets.

Our apartments are suitable for winter, Christmas and New Year. The weather between December and March can often be mild and sunny, but each of the apartments have a cosy quality allied to good heating systems and plenty of indoor space just in case!

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Details for holiday apartment 'Gelsomino' Apartment, 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 4, 1 Bathroom

Gelsomino offers sea view from the living room's sliding door which is faced South, and view of Mt.Etna from the bedroom and the living room's window, which are faced West. This apartment is the nearest to the pool and consists of a living room with a fully equipped kitchen and a double sofa bed, a full bathroom with shower and a double room. The large terrace with both views of Mt Etna and of the Ionian sea is provided with garden table, parasol and a barbecue. Guests can enjoy, for special prices, our 'Combo' unit: Gelsomino can be combined to Girasole through an inner door in order to have a large unit with two bedrooms and two bathrooms.
Suitability:
  • pets not allowed

Fabio Monaco/Nadia Monaco

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My name is Nadia and, together with my brother Fabio and my parents Angelo and Maria Teresa, I am the owner of Villa EtnAmare and Villa Teresa. I graduated in Foreign Langueges and Literatures in 2011 and, although cultivating an unbridled passion for travel, I have always lived in Santa Venerina. I love to share my home, this gives me the great privilege to meet different people from all over the world.

My father bought our property in 1986. He was immediately enchanted by the beauty of that vast plot of land cultivated with vineyards and citrus groves that offered an unrivaled view and that, despite being in the countryside, it was so well connected to neighboring towns.

On the property was a small winery that, once restored, became our home for a few years.

Among my most cherished childhood memories are the summer times spent with my brother exploring, riding a bike, climbing the fruit trees and gorging ourselves with cherries, apricots and whatever else we could find when we got hungry... and then the harvest in autumn days, which became the occasion of parties and meetings with family and friends.

In 2001 began the construction of the present structure, which was completed in 2010.

We share our property and all that it offers with genuine passion, aware and proud of the uniqueness of this place. Papà Angelo often collects fresh fruit for our guests and shows them the many fruit trees so that they can pick the fruit by themselves. Mamma Maria Teresa is a more discreet presence, but 'behind the scenes' she coordinates all matters relating to the care of the garden and the villas.

Everything is family run, it is sometimes very difficult, but in the end there is no greater satisfaction than to see guests come back year after year, write a good review, or just say some nice words about our place.

Villa EtnAmare was inaugurated in July 2010. The villa, garden and semi-olympic pool were entirely designed and built by my parents Angelo and Maria Teresa, being the first builder and the second a landscape architect. The furnishings and finishes in wood, marble and terracotta have been chosen with great care.

Sleeps4
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms1
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 4 - 7 nights
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Reviews

5
based on 5 holidaymaker reviews

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'Gelsomino' Apartment
average rating of 5.0 based on 5 reviews
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'Gelsomino' Apartment
http://www.homeaway.co.uk/p872554?uni_id=1218117
+39 3294291825
Santa Venerina Catania
Ziefen, Baselland, Schweiz
5

SO GREAT, WE VISITED A SECOND TIME...

  • 5 out of 5
The short story is: we did something that we've never done before, we visited the same place a second time ... and we do not exclude to do it again, maybe to investigate Sicily also once in a different season.

The longer story: Etnamare belongs to the most perfect places I've ever been to. We are travelling as a family with 2 kids (4 and7). Etnamare is a great place for many different tours, e.g. within 20 minutes you are on top of Etna or down at the sea, you have the sandy beaches of Catania and places to snorkel like Acitrezza, Taormina or the valley of Alcantara are close. The house itself is very spacious and comfortably equipped. There is a huge (really huge) garden attached to the house and the pool is the center of it. Angelo and Nadia are perfect hosts and they belong to the good reasons why one wants to visit this place again. The pool is even nicer than you can see from the pictures. From some perspectives the sea and the pool truely seem to melt together and turning around gives you full view on Etna's activity. This year we "only" had smoke but last year we saw it twice in real action, something that we will never forget for sure. Also important to mention that there has both times been very good contacts between guests from the different appartments, especially important for the kids. The terrace and the opportunity for having a barbecue makes it also a great place for a superb italian feast.

Angelo and Nadia, thanks for having us as your guests. Ci vediamo.
  • Review Submitted: 16-Jul-2012
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2012
  • Source: HomeAway, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for such a wonderful review, we are extremely honored when our guests return to our property. It means a lot to us, and we hope to be able to see you and your friends coming back over and over again! Nadia
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'Gelsomino' Apartment
http://www.homeaway.co.uk/p872554?uni_id=1218117
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Santa Venerina Catania
5

SUPERB RENTAL

  • 5 out of 5
We rented 2 attached apartments, wife and I in one and son in the other. The units are spacious and well equipped. The terrace is extraordinary with incredible views of the Med, the coast, and smoking Mt Etna. The infinity pool above with the same. You are surrounded by orchards. Nadia and Angelo were great hosts and supplied us with their cherries and oranges. It was heaven!!
The only warning is you must have a rental car and GPS. We got in late at night and the rental agent didn't have GPS. I ended up in a trattoria and the locals were kind enough to lead us to the house.
Once this place is known it will be booked solid. I hope we can go back.
  • Review Submitted: 14-Jun-2012
  • Date of Stay: May 2012
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Owner's Response: Thanks for your wonderful review and for the detailed description of our landscaped garden. The property is easily reachable with the highway but, as you rightly pointed out, it is best to rent a car equipped with GPS since, especially at night, you might miss the entrance gate. We provide coordinates to all our guests prior to departure. However, for any problem, we are ready to guide or to meet them outside the property. The car is not necessary on site because there are restaurants and supermarkets in walking distance. We look forward to welcoming you again! Nadia
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'Gelsomino' Apartment
http://www.homeaway.co.uk/p872554?uni_id=1218117
+39 3294291825
Santa Venerina Catania
5

SUPER SCHÖNE ANLAGE UND SEHR FREUNDLICHE VERMIETER

  • 5 out of 5
Die traumhaft schöne Anlage mit einem riesigen Pool liegt am Hang mit Blick
auf das Meer und den Ätna. Die Anlage liegt sehr ruhig inmitten einer Obst-und Weinplantage. Wir (2 Personen) hatten die Wohnung Gelsomino
mit Blick auf den Ätna und einer sehr großen Terrasse. Die Ferienwohnung war sehr sauber und gut ausgestattet (incl. Holzkohlegrill auf der Terrasse). Es gibt leider keinen Sat-Empfang. Nur der Ort Santa Venerina ist nicht besonders schön. Es handelt sich um einen langezogenen Ort mit einer Durchgangsstraße zum Ätna. Empfehlen kann ich nur ein Kaffee und ein Restaurant.
Dafür ist die Anbindung für Ausflüge in die Umgebung (Ätna, Taormina, Catania), etc. sehr gut. Ein Mietwagen ist zwingend erforderlich. Wer Ruhe sucht und die Natur liebt, ist hier genau richtig. Wir haben uns gut erholt!!!
Vielen Dank noch mal an die netten Vermieter.
  • Review Submitted: 24-Jun-2014
  • Date of Stay: May 2014
  • Source: Fewo Direkt, from HomeAway
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'Gelsomino' Apartment
http://www.homeaway.co.uk/p872554?uni_id=1218117
+39 3294291825
Santa Venerina Catania
5

WUNDERSCHÖN GELEGENE FERIENANLAGE

  • 5 out of 5
Wir (2 Erwachsene, 3 Kinder 13,11,7 Jahre) waren in den Osterferien 8 Tage bei
Nadia und Ihrer Familie zu Gast. Frisch gepflückte Orangen zum Frühstück, der Blick auf den Ätna, das Meer und Taormina in der Ferne... alles vom Feinsten.
Auch für Kinder ist die Anlage sehr zu empfehlen, der riesige Pool, Garten zum Verstecken, und, und, und...
Nicht zu vergessen die bestens angebunden Verkehrslage: ruhigst gelegen und trotzdem schnell an den bedeutendsten Sehenswürdigkeiten der Ostküste.
Wir haben einen Trip zu den Liparischen Inseln gemacht - sehr zu empfehlen, auch die sind problemlos zu erreichen. Kurzum: Ein super Urlaub in einer tollen Anlage bei gastfreundlichen Menschen, Danke nochmal an Nadia und Ihre Familie!
Wir kommen gerne wieder!!
  • Review Submitted: 07-Apr-2013
  • Date of Stay: Mar 2013
  • Source: Fewo Direkt, from HomeAway
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http://www.homeaway.co.uk/p872554?uni_id=1218117
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Santa Venerina Catania
5

RUHIGE TAGE IN DUFTENDEM ORANGENHAIN

  • 5 out of 5
Vom 28.4. bis 5.5.2012 wohnten mein Mann und ich in diesem wunderschönen Feriendomizil am Fuße des Ätna. Sehr schön gelegenes Haus in einem weitläufigen Orangengarten (ein betörender Duft!!) mit sehr großem sauberen Pool, den sich die Feriengäste der insgesamt vier Wohnungen teilen, den wir aber für uns allein hatten, da wir die einzigen Gäste in der Vorsaison waren. Die Wohnung ist sehr schön eingerichtet, mit allem was man als Selbstversorger so braucht. Das Bad ist besonders ansprechend. Riesengroße Terrasse, von der aus man zur einen Seite die Aktivitäten des Ätna, zur anderen das Meer beobachten kann. Santa Venerina liegt günstig, um von dort aus zu verschiedenen Wanderungen und Städtebesichtigungen aufzubrechen. Auto ist allerdings unbedingt notwendig!! Die Vermieter halten sich dezent im Hintergrund, sind aber bei Fragen jederzeit ansprechbar. Ein Urlaub mit befreundeten Familien bietet sich an, da die vier Wohneinheiten sowohl Privatheit als auch gemütliches Zusammensein auf der Terrasse oder am Pool ermöglichen.
  • Review Submitted: 21-May-2012
  • Date of Stay: Apr 2012
  • Source: Fewo Direkt, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Ingrid and Bernhard,
thank you so much for the useful information you gave to those who will read this review. A kind response like yours is what we strive for and what encourages us to attain new heights in service and quality. We hope to be able to host you again and please, let your friends know about Villa EtnAmare! Freundliche Grüße, Nadia
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Location

Nearest Airport
44 Kilometres
Catania Fontanarossa
Nearest Ferry
28 Kilometres
Catania
Nearest Train
5 Kilometres
Giarre
Nearest Motorway
4 Kilometres
Giarre
Nearest Beach
8 Kilometres
Praiola
Nearest Barpub
800 Metres
Bar Russo
Nearest Ski
10 Kilometres
Rifugio Sapienza, Etna
Nearest Golf
35 Kilometres
Il Picciolo, Linguaglossa
Nearest Restaurant
500 Metres
Santa Venerina
Car: recommended

Villa EtnAmare lies only 500 metres away from Santa Venerina, a village famed for the production of sweets and liqueurs. The 'Russo' bar is well-known for the production of sweets: 'cornetti al miele' (croissants filled with honey), marzipan fruit and almond pastries.

Santa Venerina is an excellent base from which to explore eastern Sicily thanks to its very strategic position halfway between Catania and Taormina. The village distance 5 minutes from the highway A18 Catania-Messina from which (in an average time of 20 minutes) it is possible to reach the most beautiful places of Eastern Sicily. It is the ideal starting point for a visit to Taormina, Catania, Acicastello, Acitrezza, Acireale, Etna, Siracusa, Giardini Naxos...

The charming town of Acireale distance only 15 km from Santa Venerina. It is situated next to the 'Riviera dei Ciclopi', a unique coast with a crystal clear sea and lava stacks (faraglioni) which is believed by Greek mythology to correspond to the stones thrown by blind Polifemo to Ulysses.The Riviera traditional resort towns of Acicastello and Acitrezza have long been a magnet for local day trips and offer arguably the best Granita to be found anywhere and lots of good seafood trattorias.Catania, with its rich architectural heritage, its vibrant markets, restaurants and shops, is only 30 minutes away from the village.

The east coast Ionian Riviera has some of Sicily's most picturesque pebbly and sandy beaches including those of Isola Bella, Giardini Naxos and Letojanni (below Taormina).Santa Venerina is just 25 km from Gardini Naxos and 30 km (20 minutes with the highway) from Taormina, which draws more visitors than any other town in Sicily, thanks to its splendid position, its elegant shops, and its Greek/Roman theatre with a unique view of Mount Etna.Torre Archirafi, Pozzillo and Santa Maria la Scala are pleasant seaside villages near Santa Venerina. The nearest can be found in Praiola (8 km), a wild pebbled beach next to an impressive cliff.

Santa Venerina is also an excellent starting point from which to explore Mount Etna and its surroundings. The towns and villages that dot the flanks of Etna, such as Zafferana Etnea, Trecastagni and Randazzo, are well worth stopping off for a visit to their seventeenth century churches built in lava stone or for a spot of lunch in restaurants offering delicious local products. The village is only 4 km away from Zafferana Etnea and 10 km from Rifugio Sapienza, the main ski area, where it is possible to take the Etna cableway, up to the main craters.

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Rental rates for this holiday apartment in Santa Venerina, Catania

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Rental Period Minimum Rate Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Rate
 
Special offer!
12 Jul 2014 - 22 Aug 2014
5 night minimum stay
€607
for 5 nights
€850
 
 
Tariffa 6
23 Aug 2014 - 12 Sep 2014
5 night minimum stay
€679
for 5 nights
€950
 
 
Tariffa 7
13 Sep 2014 - 10 Oct 2014
5 night minimum stay
€607
for 5 nights
€850
 
 
Tariffa 8
11 Oct 2014 - 19 Dec 2014
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
€750
for 7 nights
€750
 
 
Tariffa 9
20 Dec 2014 - 9 Jan 2015
4 night minimum stay
€486
for 4 nights
€850
 
 
Tariffa 10
10 Jan 2015 - 20 Mar 2015
4 night minimum stay
€371
for 4 nights
€650
 
 
Tariffa 11
21 Mar 2015 - 24 Apr 2015
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
€750
for 7 nights
€750
 
 
Tariffa 12
25 Apr 2015 - 12 Jun 2015
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
€850
for 7 nights
€850
 
 
Tariffa 13
13 Jun 2015 - 10 Jul 2015
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
€950
for 7 nights
€950
 
 
Tariffa 14
11 Jul 2015 - 21 Aug 2015
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
€1,050
for 7 nights
€1,050
 

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Refundable Damage Deposit €150
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Facilities

Accommodation and facilities for 'Gelsomino' Apartmentin Santa Venerina in Catania

Property Type:
  • apartment
  • floor 0
Building Type:
  • villa
Meals:
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 60 m²
Location Type:
  • near the sea
  • rural
Theme:
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Historic
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Wireless Internet
  • Activities Guide
  • Bottled Water
  • Hair Dryer
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Mosquito Magnet
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Basic Soaps
  • Toilet Paper
  • Telephone
  • Air Conditioning
  • Linens Provided
  • Fax
  • Internet
  • Sunbed
  • Iron & Board
  • Washing Machine
  • Sofa Bed
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
Kitchen:
  • Grill
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Kitchenette
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Refrigerator
  • Freezer
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Coffee Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Hob
Dining:
  • Dining Room
  • Child's Highchair
  • seating for 4 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , Bidet
  • Washing machine
Bedrooms:
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 4
  • Camera da letto 1 - 1 Large Double Bed , 1 Cot
    Soggiorno - 1 Sofa bed/Futon
  • The villa is brand new, and is provided with excellent quality sofa-beds. The bathroom is placed between the living room and the bedroom, so it can be accessed without entering the bedroom, for a total privacy of guests sleeping in both rooms.
Entertainment:
  • Television
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Radio
  • CD Player
Outside:
  • Gated Community
  • Garden
  • Terrace
  • Balcony
  • 4 garden chairs
  • 4 deck chairs
Suitability:
  • pets not allowed
Pool / Spa:
  • Outdoor Pool
Attractions:
  • autumn foliage
  • caves
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • arboretum
  • forests
  • library
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation centre
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • live theatre
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • volcano
  • winery tours
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • gambling casinos
  • eco tourism
  • walking
  • horse riding
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • Disco club
Local Services & Businesses:
  • medical services
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • ATM/bank
  • massage therapist
  • Babysitter
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • roller blading
  • snorkelling
  • caving
  • pier fishing
  • surf fishing
  • hiking
  • ice skating
  • jet skiing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • ski
  • golf
  • water skiing
  • mountain biking
  • paragliding
  • diving
  • cycling
  • fishing
Notes:
The owners personally grow the large orchard. Guests can take a walk along the garden footpaths and pick many types of organic fruit directly from trees.
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