|Minimum Stay||7 nights|
Casale dei Normanni is located high above the sea on a stunning and perfectly peaceful setting on the coast. A rural road brings you to this piece of paradise. The house is surrounded by typical Sicilian vegetation, including pine & palm trees and many flowers. It is situated on a cliff between Acireale and Praiola, and has a sweeping view over the sea, the beach and the coast of Taormina. A private path leads directly to the beach (50 meters). Although you are immersed in nature and silence, you are not isolated because there are some other holiday homes and cottages nearby.
The ground floor consists of a kitchen with dining table, a spacious living room with a table, sofas and couches, a bedroom with double bed and a single bed and an en-suite bathroom. On the upper floor is a huge bedroom with high ceiling, a double bed and a single bed, and 2 bathrooms, another big bedroom with two single beds (possibility double bed). All rooms have sea view.
In the village Santa Tecla, a few kilometres from Praiola, is the renown fish restaurant “Da Lorenzo”. 2 km from the house is a big supermarket. Also nearby is Acireale, a baroque town, with several shops and squares. Taormina and Catania distance 25 km. Fresh fish can be bought in Pozzillo, a fishermen's village very near.
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.
Large, spacious , very bright house in a wonderful location , magnificent sea views from all rooms , 2 terraces to the sea , but also very large beautiful garden to sit with a view of Mount Etna and many possibilities to relax. Table for common dinner not only on one sea-facing terrace , but also at the back of the house . Lush vegetation, banana trees, palms , lemon and orange trees, cactus , roses , fig trees , oleander and bamboo , fantastic view also from the house to Etna - which, presented us during our stay as special a smaller outbreak . Extremely friendly owners, which was waiting for us in the car at the junction to the home because of our delayed arrival in the dark, Also, he spontaneous and unconventional offered us on arrival some food for late dinner, and once he even freed us middle of the night caring from an awkward position , in which we had brought ourselves.
Home is very well equipped lovingly and wisely and clean, you will find everything you need for the household. For the car there is a pretty shaded parking space under a pergola . We felt very comfortable and spent a wonderful week. We would love to come back and would not hesitate to recommend this house to our friends.
Großes, geräumiges, sehr helles Haus in wundervoller Lage, herrlicher Meerblick aus allen Zimmern, 2 Terrassen zum Meer, aber auch sehr großer wunderschöner Garten mit Blick zum Ätna und vielen Möglichkeiten zu sitzen und zu entspannen. Tisch für gemeinsames Essen nicht nur auf einer der dem Meer zugewandten Terrasse, sondern auch an der Rückseite des Hauses. Üppige Vegetation, Bananenstauden, Palmen, Zitronen-und Orangenbäume, Kakteen, Rosen, Feigenbäume, Oleander und Bambus, traumhafter Blick zum Ätna auch aus dem Haus - der uns während unseres Aufenthaltes als besondere Zugabe auch einen kleineren Ausbruch präsentierte. Überaus freundlicher Besitzer, der uns am Ankunftstag spontan und unkonventionell Lebensmittel für’s Abendessen anbot , uns bei unserer verspäteteten Ankunft in der Dunkelheit mit seinem Auto an der Einmündung des Weges zum Haus erwartete und uns auch mitten in der Nacht fürsorglich aus einer mißlichen Lage befreite, in die wir uns selbst gebracht hatten. Sehr gut, liebevoll und mit Bedacht ausgestattet und sauber, man findet alles , was man für den Haushalt benötigt. Für das Auto gibt es einen hübschen schattigen Stellplatz unter einer Pergola. Wir haben uns sehr wohl gefühlt und eine wundervolle Woche verlebt. Wir kommen gern wieder.
The property was so poorly kept that we went to the airport on the Wednesday of our seven day stay to book flights home..
It seems the owners have never re-invested any monies into the property and take what they can get. We have photo`s that are in stark contrast to the images on the website. We would like for any comments made to be taken constructively by the owners and deep clean and paint the rooms. There also seems a problem with Damp rising up the walls and the spores can be tasted in your mouth.
Very disappointed and we would like to know the course for claiming compensation.
We have been booking houses and apartments for 41 years and this is by far the worst one we have been to.
We had the pleasure of staying Giulia and Lenneke property from 24th August to 7th September 2016. The property is ideally situated by the water. The house is well equipped, it has a lovely ground floor terrace and a first floor bedroom balcony with spectacular views of the sea. This is a wonderful property, stylishly decorated and in a beautiful location which we would thoroughly recommend to anyone looking for a comfortable base to explore the region.
This location was perfect for us! We were surrounded by wildlife, the ocean, Mt Etna, and gorgeous weather. We were away from tourism & internet and it was a very relaxing holiday.
The owners of the home are friendly & accomodating. They made many good recommendations, and even drove us around to point out a few of the local spots to know.
The place is beautiful, next to the beach. House is clean, nice comfortable with beautiful view for the sea and on the other side for Etna. Amazing nature, trees, palms around. The host was so nice, he brought us coffee when we just arrived. It is not so far to the nearest shops and fish markets. For me one of the most beautiful laces, one of the best holidays. I spend amazing time and i recommend this place and house for sure.
Far away from everything,
old beautiful house,
fantastic views on sea and Etna,
very nice owners.
We absolutely loved the place and will definitely return.
Grazie per tutto, ci vediamo presto!
Wonderful, typical house with stunning views over the sea and the mountain. Quiet with all privacy. Quick access to the beach. Only 10 minutes by car to Supermarket and to the main-road for trips all around the area. Very friendly and helpful owners/Managers Andrea and Dino. Highly recommendable.
Praiola is an excellent base from which to explore eastern Sicily. It is halfway between Catania and Taormina and just seven 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 beautiful sandy beaches, is just 20 kilometres from Praiola. 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 fisherman's villages near Praiola. In the village Santa Tecla, a few kilometres from Praiola, is the renown, but quiet cheap, fish restaurant “Da Lorenzo”. 2 km from Casa Praiola is the big supermarket 'Iper Simply'. Also 2 km from the house is Carubba, a town, with several shops and squares. Casale dei Normanni is also an excellent base from which to explore volcano Etna and its villages, like Trecastagni and Zafferana Etnea.
|Fees||No additional mandatory fees|
Prices are valid up to 4 guests. Every extra guest costs 50 Euro extra per week.
Prices include use final cleaning, linen and towels, water, gas, electricity.
Security deposit = 150 Euro.