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ANCIENT MANOR HOUSE SURROUNDED BY A PRIVATE PARK, BETWEEN ETNA AND THE SEA

People9
Bedrooms 4
Bathrooms2
Space 1,506 sq. ft.
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 1 - 7 nights

Overview

About the property

living room with fireplace, dining room , large kitchen, 4 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms

The house - renovated, well furnished and lived with great love by its owners - is made of three independent apartments and, upon request, you could rent the whole.

The apartment for guests is located on the garden level and it measures 140 square meters (1507 square feet).

It is all on one floor and it has a loft (height 2.70 m). In the living area there is a dining room with a table of 8 seats and next to it, the living room, with fireplace and a beautiful view of the sea, and then there is a very well equipped kitchen. There are two bathrooms with spacious showers separated by a corridor and a double bedroom plus a room with bunk beds from which a comfortable stair takes to two double bedrooms with a large central hall.

Outside there is a porch with a view of the sea, equipped with a dining table with benches; a patio with loungers

More Details

Owner
Owner
Member since: 2013
Premier Partner

This partner has demonstrated and is committed to fast response times, the best rates, and a great guest experience.

Speaks English, French, Italian
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
21 July, 2018

Why The Owner chose Piedimonte Etneo

This ancient and manor house has always belonged to our family. It was builded at the end of 800 century and it was rennoved in 2004.

In our beloved house,we spent ,during our childhood, wonderful and long summer holidays enjoing of the companionship of uncles and cousins.

Nowadays,unfortunatly, we cannot have anymore the same long vacations, so in my mind has grown up the idea of renting an apartment to tourists who love countryside,mountains ,archeology, good food and especialy old buildings.

We rent only one apartment and we keep the others just for the family.

My wish is that guests can immediatly feel home. I like to be in touch with my guests but at the same time I am very respectfull about their privacy. I think the house is a perfect place for friends, families, and couples

The villa is close enough to the town of Piedimonte but not in the center, so far enough away to get a good night sleep. If you like to wake up early in the morning, you will be enchanted by the beautiful sunrise that comes out from the sea.

At this point, I hope I’ll have the pleasure to welcome you and looking very much forward to your stay at my house!

Facilities

Accommodation and facilities for this holiday villa in Piedimonte Etneo in Province of Catania

Property Type:
  • villa (detached)
Meals:
  • Self-catering
Housekeeping:
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 1506 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 14:00
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00
  • Max. occupancy: 9
  • Min. age of primary renter: 26
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets considered ...
  • Non smoking only
  • There are two delicious and very friendly dogs that live free in the surrounding area and they can arrive close to the house
  • There are 3 separate double rooms plus a double room that is to be considered a passage room. Inside it ,a comfortable stair, takes up to the loft
  • The passports numbers of all of your party must be supplied for police registration. Check in after 09,00 p.m. has to be accept by prior agreement
Location Type:
  • beach
  • mountain
  • near the sea
  • rural
  • village
Theme:
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bagno 1 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , Bidet
    Bagno 2 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , Bidet
Bedrooms:
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 9
  • Camera da letto 1 - 1 Large Double Bed
    Camera da letto 3 - 1 Large Double Bed , possibility of extra bed
    Camera da letto 4 - 1 Large Double Bed , 1 Single Bed
    Camera da letto 2 - 2 Single Bed , bunk beds
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Music Library
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Toys
  • Video Games
Outside:
  • Bicycles
  • Garden
  • 1 bicycles
  • 10 garden chairs
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
Attractions:
  • arboretum
  • autumn foliage
  • bay
  • caves
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • forests
  • live theatre
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation centre
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • theme parks
  • volcano
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • horse riding
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • groceries
  • laundrette - serviced
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • golf
  • golf pass optional
  • hiking
  • ice skating
  • mountain biking
  • pier fishing
  • ski pass optional
  • ski
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing
Notes:
The owners of the propriety will receive the visitors and are very happy to help and advise them during the whole stay

Reviews

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ANCIENT MANOR HOUSE SURROUNDED BY A PRIVATE PARK, BETWEEN ETNA AND THE SEA
average rating of 4.851852 based on 28 reviews
5

Lovely old Sicilian Manor House with views to die for. Agata was so welcoming

  • 5 of 5

The apartment in what was the largest house in town was full of character the garden must once have been superb it is now a little wild but the long avenue of tangerine trees delivers you to ivy covered house of generous proportions the owner Agata was very attentive and provided lovely local delicacies We hope to return for a longer stay in the future

  • Review Submitted: 06-May-2018
  • Date of Stay: May 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Los Angeles, CA
5

So much more than the photos....

  • 5 of 5

Nothing could possibly prepare you for this villa. It is so incredibly special and is one of those lucky home-rental finds where you can actually stay in someone's home and it feels like people actually live there. Not a single thing about this place is generic...

The property itself is like a fairy wonderland, in the shadow of Mount Etna, and steeped in history.

Agata, the owner, is quite possibly the most gracious host I've had the pleasure of renting from. She provided us with dinner upon our late arrival the first night, and stopped by to check on us and bring us fruit from her trees a couple of times. Three nights were truly not enough and I can't wait to go back and stay again!

  • Review Submitted: 19-May-2017
  • Date of Stay: May 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Brooklyn, NY, USA
5

Stay Here!

  • 5 of 5

We stayed at the villa for three nights. In total there were eight of us, seven adults and an infant.

The highlights: The villa is absolutely gorgeous, it is exactly what I would imagine a Sicilian villa to be. It is very well-located for a Sicilian adventure - with Taormina, Catania, vineyards, and Mt. Etna all close by. We also enjoyed exploring the small towns up the mountain nearby. The beds were comfortable, the kitchen was well-stocked with equipment to cook, there was ample space in the living room to hang out in (and a fireplace). And the view! From the front lawn you can see out over the town of Piedimonte Etneo and the sea.

However, what really made the stay for me was the host, Agata. After a night of traveling from New York, she met us at the villa with a lunch of pizza and other foods. And as we were celebrating my parent's wedding anniversary, she had even baked them a cake and left us a bottle of prosecco to toast with! She is extremely friendly and was helpful with recommendations of things to do and was responsive to our questions.

I highly recommend this villa. You will be glad you stayed here, I know we were! We stayed in three apartments/villas on this trip and this one was hands down the best by far.

  • Review Submitted: 14-May-2017
  • Date of Stay: May 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Ciao Michael thanks so much for your beautiful words. I’m so happy you appreciated my beloved house. Hosting you and your wonderful family was really a great pleasure. We didn't get to spend a lot of time together but I really loved to met all you. I think that holiday is a magical period and a friendly welcome could be a good start Thanks again for your stay, thanks to left my appartment so clean and neat and I really hope to meet you again. Arrivederci
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5

A Little Piece of Paradise in Piedmonte Etneo

  • 5 of 5

We are so thankful that we found this beautiful and tranquil villa that sits on a hill beneath Mt Etna overlooking the Ionian sea. The location and park-like setting were, for us, absolutely magical. The charming Agata was the perfect host, welcoming us with caponata and a bottle of wine, and attending to our needs with the perfect combination of attentiveness and discretion. Bellissimo!

  • Review Submitted: 30-Sep-2014
  • Date of Stay: September 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

Magnifique

  • 5 of 5

Une maison très agréable dans un village idéalement situé près de Catane, de l'Etna, des plages. Agatha est une hôte remarquable qui vous donnera toutes les bonnes adresses (restaurants, guides, etc) pour passer un bon séjour en Sicile. Vivement les prochaines vacances!

  • Review Submitted: 18-Jun-2018
  • Date of Stay: June 2018
  • Source: Abritel, from HomeAway
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5

Amazing stay!

  • 5 of 5

The house is set in a huge beautiful park, which makes you feel calm as soon as you enter the gate to the property. The pathway up to the house leads you through gorgeous citrus threes, all kind of colourful flowers and beautiful views. The kids loved exploring the surrounding park with us. Furthermore, there is a fenced garden, with direct access from the house and terrace, featuring the most amazing views of the sea and the small village of Piedimonte. It was so relaxing enjoying the sun and view while the kids could play safely in the garden.

The village of Piedmonte is walking distance (10-15 min), authentic and offers everything you need such as butcher, supermarket (with a good cheese/meat counter), bakery (with delicious ice-cream and cakes) and a few restaurants/cafes. Finally, the house is well situated to reach sights such as Etna, Taormina, wineries etc.

The house itself is everything you would expect from an authentic Sicilian property; history, charm and uniquely decorated so that you actually feel that it is a home. We stayed for 4 days and continued to discover small charming details and beautiful décor in the house. There was even toys for the kids, which they loved.

The cosy living room has a great view with direct access to the front garden, the dinning room is fitting 8 people and the fully equipped kitchen is perfect for cooking your own meals. Bedrooms are comfortable, spacious and a very nice temperature. The bathrooms nice, clean, with a good water pressure and enough hot water.

On top of this unique house and surroundings, Agata was an amazing host. From the first contact to the farewell, we really felt secure and fully taken care of. We arrived late, which meant that we were at the property around 23:00. Agata and her husband greeted us at the property with pizza, wine and cake and the fridge stocked for breakfast, which was such a nice gesture, arriving late with two small kids (and four hungry adults:-)). They also took the time to show us the village to make sure we were all set before they left.

The whole vibe of the house and Agata as the warm host makes you feel comfortable, relaxed and home immediately – we could not have wished for more. Even our kids did not want to leave after the 4 days:-)

So do not hesitate, book – you will not regret it!

  • Review Submitted: 28-May-2018
  • Date of Stay: April 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Location

Nearest Airport
35 Kilometres
Catania
Nearest Barpub
500 Metres
in the center of Piedimonte Etneo
Nearest Golf
7 Kilometres
the Picciolo Golf Club
Nearest Motorway
4 Kilometres
Fiumefreddo
Nearest Restaurant
500 Metres
in the center of Piedimonte Etneo
Nearest Ski
15 Kilometres
Etna
Nearest Beach
6 Kilometres
Fiumefreddo
Car: recommended

Typical late nineteenth-century Sicilian villa surrounded by green in a private park, in the proximity of the center of Piedimonte Etneo.

It can be considered as a peaceful oasis located on the slopes of the Mount Etna, very close to the Etna National Park, to beaches of Fondachello and Cottone and to the Alcantara Gorges. The visitor will be surprised how easily it is possible to reach the most important attractions of the island and the area. The proximity with Calatabiano (archeological site, famous for its medieval castle), Taormina and its Greek theatre, Catania and Acireale, makes the Villa an ideal choice for those who love both nature and arts. At the same way, Milazzo, from where the hydrofoils take off for the Aeolian Islands, and Syracuse are also easily reachable.

500 mt from the Villa there is the the railway station of the traditional train “Circumetnea”, in use from 1895, which will allow the visitor to take a tour of the small villages located on the Mount Etna and take pictures of the breathtaking landscapes of the volcano.

Sports lovers can take advantage from the close and most beautiful golf center in Sicily as well as the ski slopes of the Mount Etna.

Our guests can profit from agreements with a restaurant and a pizzeria, which does home delivery both day and night.

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Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday villa in Piedimonte Etneo, Sicily

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
EUR
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
 
tariffa 3 anno 2018
23 Jun 2018 - 2 Aug 2018
4 night minimum stay
£910
for 4 nights
From
£214
£991
 
Notes: Rates are based on 6 guests; add £9 per night, per additional guest
 
tariffa 4 anno 2018
3 Aug 2018 - 12 Aug 2018
7 night minimum stay
£1,080
for 7 nights
£1,080
 
Notes: Rates are based on 6 guests; add £9 per night, per additional guest
 
tariffa 5 anno 2018
1 Sep 2018 - 30 Sep 2018
3 night minimum stay
£616
for 3 nights
From
£187
£991
 
Notes: Rates are based on 6 guests; add £9 per night, per additional guest
 
tariffa 6 anno 2018
1 Oct 2018 - 31 Oct 2018
3 night minimum stay
£616
for 3 nights
From
£187
£991
 
Notes: Rates are based on 6 guests; add £9 per night, per additional guest

Additional pricing information

Refundable Damage Deposit £267.75
final cleaning £53.55
Pet Fee £0

Animali domestici solo previa conferma da parte del proprietario
• We accept pets by prior agreement with the owner

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.
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