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APARTMENT 'GARDENIA' APARTMENT : 2 BEDROOMS, SLEEPS 7

Fabio Monaco/Nadia Monaco

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Sleeps7
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms2
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 4 - 7 nights

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APARTMENT 'GARDENIA' APARTMENT : 2 BEDROOMS, SLEEPS 7

Photos and Description of this 2 bedroom holiday apartment in Santa Venerina - Villa EtnAmare

Beautiful apartments placed in a panoramic location, with a large swimming pool

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 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, 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!

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Details for holiday apartment 'Gardenia' Apartment , 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 7, 2 Bathrooms

This two-story unit is faced North-West and offers a spectacular view of Mt Etna from inside and also sea view from the terrace, as far as Taormina and Calabria. The 'Gardenia' ground floor consists of a double bedroom, a bathroom with shower, bidet and toilet and a living room with open kitchen, dining table, a double sofa bed and a sliding door with access to the terrace which is equipped with parasol, garden table and barbecue. An inner wood staircase leads to the upper floor (attic), consisting of a double bedroom, a full bathroom, a living room with cooking corner and a panoramic balcony. The attic is divided into 2 units, therefore Gardenia can be rented as an apartment with 2 or 3 bedrooms/bathrooms (ground floor + entire attic), at an additional price.
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, 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.

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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Reviews

Reviews

5
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average rating of 5.0 based on 5 reviews
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Santa Venerina Catania
5

Wundervolles Ambiente, tolle Wohnung!

  • 5 out of 5
im Prinzip war alles wie aus den Inseraten im Internet versprochen. Die Lage ist einzigartig, die Wohnung gut bis sehr gut ausgestattet. Internet funktioniert tadellos (vor allem für unsere Kinder wichtig!). Als anfangs ein kleines Problem mit der Eingangstür auftrat, wurde sofort Abhilfe geschaffen. Man kann von dort hervorragend Touren zum Ätna und nach Norden (Taormina) unternehmen. An schönen Stränden (z.B. San Marco) waren wir in ca. 20-25 min. Acireale ist auch einen Besuch wert.
Wir haben den Aufenthalt sehr genossen und waren traurig, dass die eine Woche so schnell um war.
Das Haus mit dem tollen Pool kann uneingeschränkt empfohlen werden!
  • Review Submitted: 14-Jul-2013
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2013
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Santa Venerina Catania
Basel, Switzerland
5

We did it again - We came back to Etnamare

  • 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: 15-Jul-2012
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2012
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Owner's Response: Thank you for such a wonderful review, we are honored that you enjoyed our home so much you decided to come back for the second time! it means a lot to us, but what makes us even happier is to have met people like you. We hope to be able to see you and your friends coming back over and over again! Nadia
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Traumblick den Ätna und das Ionische Meer

  • 5 out of 5
Wir sind abends angekommen und sehr nett von Nadia und Mario empfangen worden. Am nächsten Morgen konnten wir gleich den phantastischen Blick von der Terrasse auf das Meer genießen. Der Ätna hüllte sich immer wieder in Wolken.
Die Anlage das Appartement waren sehr gepflegt. Wir haben viele Ausflüge entlang der Küste unternommen und die Zeit genossen.
Das Wetter hätte etwas besser sein können, aber wir hatten immer wieder Tage, die wir komplett am Pool verbracht haben. Mal eben eine Apfelsine neben dem Pool pflücken, das haben wir öfter gemacht.
Der Ort Santa Venerina ist nicht so toll, da sollte man lieber an die Küste fahren oder auch nach Zafferana.
Von unserer Seite eine klare Empfehlung!!!
  • Review Submitted: 27-Apr-2014
  • Date of Stay: Apr 2014
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5

Wirklich traumhaft

  • 5 out of 5
Wir drei (Vater, Mutter, Kind) hatten zwei Wochen lang ein Problem: Bleiben wir in dieser wunderschönen Anlage oder fahren wir doch Sizilien mit seinen reichen Sehenswürdigkeiten besuchen. Das weitläufige Areal ist ruhig, prima zum Relaxen, rechts das Meer, links der Ätna, genau, wie das Inserat nebst Fotos zeigen und der Name sagt: Etnamare!
Die Zimmer, Pool und Anlage sind 2 Jahre alt und werden von Nadja und ihrem Vater ganz dezent tiptop in Schuss gehalten. Besonderer Vorteil: Nadja spricht englisch, was die Vorbereitung und Kommunikation erheblich vereinfacht!
Mit einem Auto sind alle wichtigen Sehenswürdigkeiten in Tagestouren zu erreichen: Ätna-Bergstation: 30 min., Taormina 45 min., Syrakus:1,5 h, Agrigento: 2,5 h, Palermo: 3 h.
Alles in allem - nicht nur für für Familien im Kultururlaub - eine sehr zu empfehlende Ausgangsstation!
Oder einfach: Etnamare: Douze points!

Nadja, thank you again for two wonderful weeks at Etnamare,
Olaf and family
  • Review Submitted: 14-Oct-2012
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2012
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5

Wirklich schöne Ferienwohnung mit tollem Ambiente

  • 5 out of 5
Wir waren für zwei Wochen in der Ferienwohnung "Gardenia" / Etnamare und haben jede Minute genossen. Nicht zuletzt auch wegen der freundlichen und familiären Atmosphäre.
Eine sehr saubere und gepflegte "Anlage" mit insgesamt 5 Appartements, ein toller Pool mit Blick aufs Meer und den Ätna und einem schönen Garten mit Orangen-, Oliven- und Kirschbäumen. Das Örtchen Santa Venerina bietet alles, was man im Alltag benötigt und ist guter Ausgangspunkt für viele Aktivitäten in Sizilien. Selbst weiter entfernte Ziele wie Agrigento sind über die gute Autobahnanbindung gut zu erreichen.

Wir haben uns sehr wohl gefühlt und überlegen, wann wir das nächste Mal hinfahren :-)
  • Review Submitted: 19-May-2012
  • Date of Stay: May 2012
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Owner's Response: Thank you very much for giving us your feedback. It is very useful for future guests to let them know how our recently built Villa EtnAmare and its surroundings really are and what they have to offer. We are very glad you enjoyed our orange and cherry trees since we have personally (and organically) grown it. Harvest for peaches and apricots will be underway soon and guests are allowed to pick them from the trees! We hope you'll talk about us with your friends and look forward to seeing you back soon. Nadia
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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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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
 
Tariffa 7
13 Sep 2014 - 10 Oct 2014
5 night minimum stay
€750
for 5 nights
€1,050
 
 
Tariffa 8
11 Oct 2014 - 19 Dec 2014
5 night minimum stay
€679
for 5 nights
€950
 
 
Tariffa 9
20 Dec 2014 - 9 Jan 2015
4 night minimum stay
€543
for 4 nights
€950
 
 
Tariffa 10
10 Jan 2015 - 20 Mar 2015
4 night minimum stay
€486
for 4 nights
€850
 
 
Tariffa 11
21 Mar 2015 - 24 Apr 2015
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
€950
for 7 nights
€950
 
 
Tariffa 12
25 Apr 2015 - 12 Jun 2015
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
€1,050
for 7 nights
€1,050
 
 
Tariffa 13
13 Jun 2015 - 10 Jul 2015
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
€1,200
for 7 nights
€1,200
 
 
Tariffa 14
11 Jul 2015 - 21 Aug 2015
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
€1,300
for 7 nights
€1,300
 

Additional information about rental rates

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Refundable Damage Deposit €150
Notes Gardenia is the result of 2 apartments, connected inside through a private staircase. It can be rented main floor only, up to 4 guests, at the same price of the other 1 bedroomed apartments. Visit our website 'etnamare.it' for more pictures and information.
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Facilities

Facilities

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

Property Type:
  • apartment
Meals:
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 90 m²
Location Type:
  • near the sea
  • rural
Theme:
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • 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 Room
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , Bidet
    Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , Bidet
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 7
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Large Double Bed , 1 Cot
    Living Room 1 - 1 Sofa bed/Futon
    Bedroom 2 - 1 Large Double Bed
Entertainment:
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player ...
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
Outside:
  • Balcony
  • Barbecue
  • Gated Community
  • Garden
  • Terrace
  • 4 garden chairs
  • 4 deck chairs
Suitability:
  • pets not allowed
Pool / Spa:
  • Outdoor Pool
  • Private 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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