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APARTMENT 'GIRASOLE' APARTMENT : 1 BEDROOM, SLEEPS 4

Fabio Monaco/Nadia Monaco

Advertiser since 2011
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Sleeps4
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms1
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 4 - 7 nights

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APARTMENT 'GIRASOLE' APARTMENT : 1 BEDROOM, SLEEPS 4

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

Overview

Overview

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

Spacious apartments placed in a panoramic location, with a

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 huge 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.

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 its 'cornetti al miele' (croissants filled with honey), marzipan fruit and almond pastries. In the village, just 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 is 5 minutes drive 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, Alcantara Gorge, Catania, Acicastello, Acireale, Etna, Giardini Naxos...

The charming baroque town of Acireale is only 15 km away 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!

More Details

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

Girasole is faced South-East, with an amazing inside sea view and view of Mt. Etna from the terrace. This apartment can host up to 4 guests and consists of a bedroom with double bed, a bathroom with shower, bidet and toilet and a living room with open kitchen, dining table, a twin sofa-bed of high quality and a sliding door with access to the terrace which is equipped with parasol, garden table and bbq. The terrace offers a spectacular view of Mt Etna and of the whole Ionian coast, as far as Calabria on the East side, and the Catania bay on the South side. The interior is carefully chosen with high quality materials. 'Girasole' can be connected to 'Gelsomino' through an inner door, for up to 8 guests. Visit our website etnamare.it for more information.
Suitability:
  • pets not allowed
Fabio Monaco/Nadia Monaco (Owner)
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About Fabio Monaco/Nadia Monaco

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 opportunity to meet different people from all over the world.

Why Fabio Monaco/Nadia Monaco chose Santa Venerina

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, 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, or just say some nice words about their stay at our place.

What makes this apartment unique

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.

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Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms1
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Minimum Stay 4 - 7 nights
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Reviews

Reviews

4.8
based on 5 holidaymaker reviews

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average rating of 4.8 based on 5 reviews
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Santa Venerina Catania
5

Wonderful Place, just a true Paradise in Sicily

  • 5 out of 5
What can we say. We came as tourists and left as friends. That's the best thing, what can happen in a holiday. The Villa Etnamare has an amazing view. It is quired, sorrounded by a wonderful garden whith lots of fruits, vegetables and herbs. We cooked a lot with ingriedents from the garden. The four appartments are well equiped and have all a fantastic view. The pool is just great. Our daughter loved to dive for hours:-). Nadia, Angelo and Dario are so nice hosts - we just want to say thank you - we will definitly come back!!!
Grazie mille e a presto!
Lili, Alex and Kathrin from Germany
  • Review Submitted: 27-Aug-2013
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2013
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Santa Venerina Catania
5

We loved EtnaMare and the entire family.

  • 5 out of 5
First, I must say that the picture of the pool and views are more amazing in real life. The grounds are wonderful with fruits and herbs you can pick. We picked cherries, lemons, oranges, and plums that were delicious. We picked our herbs from the grounds to cook. This entire experience with the land was precious and beautiful. It was just my husband and me (we were on our honeymoon) and it was very peaceful and relaxing. The City of Santa Venerina is very quiet so if you want more “action” it’s about 15 minutes away. There are several vineyards nearby which Nadia and Dario can help you with. You will live like a true Italian here. Angelo and Teresa (the mom and dad) are great! We had a cooking class with the family which was one of our most memorable events on our Italy trip. It started off with us going to the fish market in Catania. If you like cooking and Italian food, we recommend you do it. I’ve cooked the Pasta alla Norma a couple times already as well as the zucchini salad. Teresa’s cooking was amazing and a recipe from her mom! The apartment was clean, comfortable and had everything we needed. The only I would point out as a negative is the size of the shower. It was a bit tight and small for American standards. We look forward to going back.
  • Review Submitted: 09-Jul-2013
  • Date of Stay: May 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
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Santa Venerina Catania
4

A lovely stay at Etnamare

  • 4 out of 5
Great place, lovely swimming pool and surroundings, very friendly peoply en nice weather. We'll come back!

Ton, Willemien en Josja (The Netherlands)
  • Review Submitted: 12-May-2013
  • Date of Stay: Apr 2013
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Santa Venerina Catania
5

A recommander

  • 5 out of 5
Nous avons passé un agréable séjour ; l'endroit est magnifique.
Un + pour les familles : l'accès à la piscine est sécurisé.
L'emplacement est idéal pour découvrir l’Etna et l'est de l’île (Taormine, Syracuse...)
Merci à Nadia et sa famille pour l'accueil.
  • Review Submitted: 15-Mar-2014
  • Date of Stay: Mar 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Merci beaucoup pour les informations utiles que vous avez donné à ceux qui vont lire cette revue. Nous espérons avoir bientôt le plaisir de vous accueillir dans notre propriété. Nadia
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Santa Venerina Catania
5

Etnamare review

  • 5 out of 5
Séjour agréable dans cet endroit calme avec deux magnifiques vues (une sur l'Etna et une autre sur la mer). La location est conforme aux descriptions faites sur le site. Les lits sont confortables, les douches très propres et l'accès à internet est bon (Wifi). La résidence est très récente et très bien entretenue. Les propriétaires (Nadia, Angelo et "secretario") sont chaleureux et très discrets. Nous avons apprécié la piscine à débordement semi-olympique. Le logement se situe à deux pas de Taormina et Catane (env. 0:20 en voiture). Nous avons visité une partie de la Sicile (Syracuse, Taormina, Etna, Isola Bella, Spoleto, Aci Trezza, Santa Maria La Scala, Noto, La Scala dei Turchi, Agrigento, etc.). Cette région est vraiment magnifique. Nous recommandons cette location.

Pleasant stay in this quiet place with two magnificent views (one of Etna and another on the sea). The lease conforms to the descriptions on the site. The beds are comfortable, very clean showers and internet access is good (WiFi). The residence is very recent and very well maintained. The owners (Nadia, Angelo and "secretario") are warm and very discreet. We enjoyed the semi olympic pool. The property is situated close to Taormina and Catania (approx. 0:20 drive). We visited a part of Sicily (Syracusa, Taormina, Etna, Isola Bella, Spoleto, Aci Trezza, Santa Maria La Scala, Noto, La Scala dei Turchi, Agrigento, etc..). This area is really beautiful. We recommend this rental.
  • Review Submitted: 01-Aug-2012
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2012
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Location

Location

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

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Rental Period Minimum Rate Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Rate
 
Tariffa 8
11 Oct 2014 - 19 Dec 2014
5 night minimum stay
€536
for 5 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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Facilities

Facilities

Accommodation and facilities for 'Girasole' Apartment in Santa Venerina in Catania

Property Type:
  • apartment
Meals:
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 60 m²
Location Type:
  • near the sea
  • rural
Theme:
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Activities Guide
  • Air Conditioning
  • Basic Soaps
  • Bottled Water
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Mosquito Magnet
  • Parking
  • Sofa Bed
  • Sunbed
  • Telephone
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Fax
Kitchen:
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Kitchen
  • Kitchenette
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
Dining:
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 4 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , Bidet
  • Washing machine
Bedrooms:
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Large Double Bed
    Living Room - 1 Sofa bed/Futon , Twin sofa-bed
  • 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:
  • CD Player
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
Outside:
  • Balcony
  • Barbecue
  • Gated Community
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • Terrace
  • 4 garden chairs
  • 4 deck chairs
Suitability:
  • pets not allowed
Pool / Spa:
  • Outdoor Pool
Attractions:
  • arboretum
  • autumn foliage
  • caves
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • forests
  • library
  • live theatre
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation centre
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • theme parks
  • volcano
  • water parks
  • winery tours
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • Disco club
  • eco tourism
  • gambling casinos
  • horse riding
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • ice skating
  • jet skiing
  • mountain biking
  • paragliding
  • pier fishing
  • roller blading
  • diving
  • ski
  • snorkelling
  • caving
  • surf fishing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
Notes:
Guests can take a walk along the footpaths, lighted by romantic lamps, and reap fruits from the orchard trees: oranges, lemons, cherries, pears and more.
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