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House with Garden Near The Sea,Taormina,Catania (Etna Region).Free wifi

People5
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms2
Space 592 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 4 nights

Overview

About the property

2 Bedrooms, 2 Bathroom 4/5 Pax Sleep Apartment Close To The Sea With Garden

The accommodation is a charming private villa not far from the Ionian sea from Mount Etna and from Catania located in Guardia on the outskirts of Acireale. The villa is set in a superb strategical position to move for a complete visit of eastern Sicily. This self catering accommodation has recently been modernised in rustic style. It comprise a double and a twin bedroom in adjoining room (separated by a sliding door), two bathrooms and kitchenette. The guests use their own independent entrance. Private parking in the court, private garden with furniture .Gas stove heating available from November till March.This is a perfect accommodation for families or friend’s party.Owner lives on site in a separate part of the villa, car hire recommended. Railway station nearby The whole scene is dominated by the awe-inspiring hulk of Mount Etna rising up in all her majesty. The north and south faces can be reached easily in little more than half an hour.

Acireale a Baroque town at the foot of Mount Etna built on a lava plateau. You must visit the ancient centre of the town, with the San Sebastiano Basilica, the wonderful Piazza del Duomo and the Cathedral, and the Pietro e Paolo church. Acireale is also famous for its Carnival, the best in Sicily, which takes place in February. Taormina (25 km away) was founded by the Greeks. Taormina saw incredible development during the last century, becoming one of the most important tourist resorts in the world, famed for its archaeological and natural sights. Visit the ancient Greco-Roman Theatre, the Corvaia Palace, the Cathedral, the San Domenico friary, Castelmola, Giardini Naxos, Isola Bella and the nearby seaside towns of Schisò, Recanati and Mazzarò. Catania and the Cyclops Riviera lies 15km away. The town was rebuilt in the baroque style after the earthquake which razed it in 1693. Visit the ancient centre of the town with the Cathedral, the Town hall, the Elephant fountain, University square, The Ursino Castle, the Bellini Theatre and Via Crociferi, a wonderful baroque street in the middle of the town. Just 5km north from Catania is the Cyclops Riviera with the fishing villages of Acicastello and Acitrezza famous for its rocks (I Faraglioni) which, according to the legend, Polifemo flung against the boat of the escaping Ulysses. An excursion up to Mount Etna, 30km away, is obligatory. At 3300m, Etna is the highest volcano in Europe. From the top of the mountain you can see the whole Etna region and take in a large part of eastern Sicily

More Details

Property Manager
simone giuffrida
Member since: 2014
Speaks English, Spanish, Italian
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
14 July, 2017

About simone giuffrida

Hi! I'm Rose , I like reading, travelling and listening music (rock, Jazz, blues). I like to accommodate travellers from all over the world trying to make their stay as comfortable as possible. I'm an agronomist landscaping skilled: you'll enjoy my wide Mediterranean garden!

Why simone giuffrida chose Catania

The accommodation is on the outskirts of Acireale a small ancient thermal town situated on the eastern coast of Sicily, 20 Km to the north of Catania, approx. 30 minute drive from Etna. Its history is characterized by the earthquakes and the eruptions of Etna that, several times, have upset the order of the territory. The last reconstruction - after the earthquake in 1693 - has given a splendid Baroque look to Acireale, one of the most beautiful locations in Sicily. Worth visiting are: San Sebastian Church, the Zelantea art gallery, the theatre of the Puppets Opera, the Cathedral square that presents enchanting Baroque scenery; we remember the Carnival that, with its floats of papier-mâché, attracts visitors from all over the world. In the surroundings you can admire: landscapes offered by the volcanic hinterland; view of the next Cyclops’s Riviera; fishing-villages, like Santa Tecla, Stazzo, Santa Maria la Scala situated at the foot of the Timpa, a ridge of millennial layers of lava overlapped, that reaches 200 meters upwards. Till today the Timpa, covered by a typical rich vegetation, represents a natural and geological heritage of an extraordinary charm. Catania is Km 16 away, Siracusa is Km 80 away, Ragusa is Km 120 away, Agrigento is Km 180 away, Taormina is Km 35 away, Messina is Km 80 away, Palermo is Km 240 away. A perfect place to spend your holidays in Italy.

What makes this house unique

geografic strategic position

Guestbook comments from the manager

We are two couple of boys, we were coming off a bad experience at acireale and found this accomodation on the web. The apartment we stayed in is located on the ground floor of a villa just outside of Acireale and close to the sea; overlooking a landscaped garden that you can use (there is also a barbecue that can be used) and the apartment consists of a living room with fully equipped kitchen, two bathrooms, two bedrooms (one is in the open space where there is also a kitchen but it is quite secluded). The owners live on the first floor of the villa are lovely people. Breakfast is abundant and is served at the time best suited to the customer. We will certainly come back! Highly recommended!
Aug 2014
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Location

Nearest Airport
25 Kilometres
catania fontanarossa
Nearest Barpub
300 Metres
bar palummo
Nearest Golf
40 Kilometres
picciolo golf club
Nearest Train
200 Metres
guardia mangano-santa venerina
Nearest Motorway
5 Kilometres
a18 catania messina
Nearest Restaurant
400 Metres
le due sicilie
Nearest Ski
40 Kilometres
etna sud
Nearest Beach
2 Kilometres
stazzo
Car: recommended

Acireale is a small ancient thermal town situated on the eastern coast of Sicily, 20 Km to the north of Catania. Its history is characterized by the earthquakes and the eruptions of Etna that, several times, have upset the order of the territory. The last reconstruction - after the earthquake in 1693 - has given a splendid Baroque look to Acireale, one of the most beautiful locations in Sicily. Worth visiting are: San Sebastian Church, the Zelantea art gallery, the theatre of the Puppets Opera, the Cathedral square that presents enchanting Baroque scenery; we remember the Carnival that, with its floats of papier-mâché, attracts visitors from all over the world. In the surroundings you can admire: landscapes offered by the volcanic hinterland; view of the next Cyclops’s Riviera; fishing-villages, like Santa Tecla, Stazzo, Santa Maria la Scala situated at the foot of the Timpa, a ridge of millennial layers of lava overlapped, that reaches 200 meters upwards. Till today the Timpa, covered by a typical rich vegetation, represents a natural and geological heritage of an extraordinary charm. Catania is Km 16 away, Siracusa is Km 80 away, Ragusa is Km 120 away, Agrigento is Km 180 away,Taormina is Km 35 away, Messina is Km 80 away, Palermo is Km 240 away. A perfect place to spend your holidays in Italy.

Facilities

Accommodation and facilities for this holiday house in Acireale in Province of Catania

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Self-catering
Housekeeping:
  • Housekeeper Included
Floor Area:
  • 592 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 13:00
  • /
  • Check-out: 12:00
  • Max. occupancy: 5
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • No extra guest or guests friends allowed in the house. Only electric house tools admitted. It is forbidden to move the house furniture
Location Type:
  • near the sea
  • rural
  • village
Theme:
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Garage
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Free Wifi
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Bath with Shower , Shower Enclosure , Bidet
    Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath with Shower , Shower Enclosure , Bidet
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 5
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Double Bed
    Bedroom 2 - 3 Single Bed , 1 Cot
  • two bedrooms in adjoining rooms (separated by a sliding door) one in the same general space with a kitchenette/dining room
Entertainment:
  • Books ...
  • Television
Outside:
  • Terrace
  • Garden
  • Outdoor Furniture
  • Barbecue
  • Yard
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair accessible
Attractions:
  • churches
  • forests
  • ruins
  • volcano
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • eco tourism
  • walking
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • ski
  • swimming

Reviews

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House with Garden Near The Sea,Taormina,Catania (Etna Region).Free wifi
average rating of 4.4 based on 6 reviews
5

A B&B recommended!!!++++++

  • 5 of 5

First time in our lives in a B & B.

Found by chance on the internet already to photos posted on its website has been inspired me confidence.

Once arrived on site, the B & B Simone was better than our expectations.

The owner, Simone, was right now sympathetic, friendly and amenable.

A large well-kept garden available with BOTH CAR AND BIKE !!

clean apartment, equipped with many comforts.

If it will recur this opportunity we will return sicuramente.Già recommended to other friends.

10 and praise.

  • Review Submitted: Sep 28, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you very much Daniel, I am really happy to hear you had a good time here. I hope to have you back soon, may be for the next mountain bike race, hoping the weather will be better!
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5

Nice vacation in Sicily.Calm and comfortable flat.

  • 5 of 5

L'appartamento in cui siamo stati, si trova al piano terra di una villa appena fuori Acireale e non è lontano dal mare; affaccia su di un giardino paesaggistico privato che è possibile utilizzare ( c'è anche un barbecue che è possibile utilizzare) e l'appartamento è composto da un soggiorno con cucina completamente attrezzata e un letto queen size ( c'è abbastanza privacy), due bagni, una camera da letto. I proprietari vivono al primo piano della villa e sono persone deliziose. La prima colazione è abbondante e viene servita al momento più adatto ai clienti. Ci tornerei sicuramente!!! Consigliato!!

  • Review Submitted: Aug 6, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Apr 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Grazie per aver apprezzato il soggiorno qui da noi. Speriamo di rivederci presto! Vi aspettiamo!
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4

Our third stay at this property

  • 4 of 5

A great location from which to tour Sicily by car- an exciting feat in itself. Simone has always been a cordial host and on this trip the weather was delightful and he served us breakfast daily "al Fresco". Be sure to sample the homemade citrus marmalade. The property was suitable for a family and had 2 bedrrooms and 2 baths as well as kitchen facilities.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 2, 2015
  • Date of Stay: May 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Richard for your review. If it happens to you to come back again to visit your sicilian relatives, our house is always at your disposal. Best wishes!
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4

Empfehlenswert zur Entspannung und für Ausflüge

  • 4 of 5

1: Der Ort. Guardia ist nichts Besonderes. Man sollte ein Auto haben. Der Bahnhof ist 200 Meter entfernt aber wir haben keine Ahnung wie die Verbindungen sind. Zum nächsten Supermarkt sind es 500 Meter. Hat sonntags vormittags auf. Einige Km weiter ein gibt’s ein riesiges Einkaufszentrum. Die Einfahrt auf das Grundstück liegt an der Rückseite, die durch einige schmale Gassen zu erreichen ist. Wenn man das Große Eisentor geöffnet hat erwartet einen ein sehr schöner Garten. Der Vermieter wohnt mit im Haus, war aber sehr diskret und hat uns nie gestört (eigener Eingang). Der Ort liegt günstig um Ausflüge zu starten. Nicht weit zum Meer oder zum Ätna und zur Autobahn. 2: Die Wohnung. Genauso aus wie auf den Bildern. Aber Bügelbrett und –eisen haben wir keins gefunden, ebenso keinen Föhn und eine Mikrowelle auch nicht. Die Italiener verstehen unter einer Kaffeemaschine einen Espressokocher für den Gasherd. Der Espressokocher war nicht der allergrösste, wir haben uns aber Filtertüten und einen Filtertrichter mitgenommen. Gibt’s beides in Italien nicht. So richtig Rollstuhlgeeignet würden wir die Wohnung auch nicht bezeichnen. Wir hatten einen dabei, brauchten diesen aber nur für Ausflüge. Man hätte mit dem Rollstuhl über den Rückwärtigen Eingang in die Wohnung fahren müssen und das eine Badezimmer hatte eine 5 cm Stufe. Für das andere hätte man die Möbel verschieben müssen. Ginge im Notfall. Wäre aber ziemlich eng für alle. Das Schlafzimmer mit dem Doppelbett ist in einem eigenen Zimmer das sich von der eigentlichen Wohnung über eine große Schiebetür abtrennen lässt. Das 2. Schlafzimmer mit den zwei Einzelbetten lässt sich nicht separieren, sondern ist sozusagen ein Raum mit dem Wohnzimmer und der Küche. Ist auf den Bildern nicht so richtig zu erkennen. Uns hat das aber nicht gestört. Handtücher, Küchentücher und Bettwäsche wurden mehrmals während unseres Aufenthaltes ausgetauscht. Fazit: Die Wohnung hat uns gut gefallen. Wir würden sie auf jeden Fall weiter empfehlen und auch durchaus noch mal wieder kommen. Fast hätten wir vergessen zu erwähnen das es einen kostenlosen Internetzugang über W-LAN gab (gut für deutsches Radio). Nicht zu vergessen der allmorgendliche Service von noch warmen frischen Brötchen. Eins noch: Unser Rückflug war erst am späten Nachmittag und wir durften kostenlos bis dahin in der Wohnung bleiben. Das ist woanders nur selten möglich und hat uns sehr geholfen! We hope this review inspired you to choose this property for your vacation.

  • Review Submitted: Nov 18, 2014
  • Date of Stay: Oct 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you very much, it was a really pleasure to have you as guests in our accomodation. Hope to have you back soon in Sicily!
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4

Appartement très agréable et bien situé

  • 4 of 5

Joli logement propre, spacieux et très calme dans jardin clos très verdoyant. Situation à Aciréale parfaite pour sillonner en voiture la côte est de la Sicile ,de Céfalu à Noto en passant par Mizzalo ,Messine, Taormine, Syracuse et bien sûr l' Etna. Les plages sont assez nombreuses et très différentes les unes des autres suivant les endroits ; baignades royales dans une eau limpide à 25 degrés !! (1ère plage à 3km du logement). Le logement est proche des commerces (1 km) et supermarché idéal à entrée de Giarre près du conforama. Beaucoup de vendeurs de fruits et légumes délicieux le long des routes. La gentillesse et la disponibilité du propriétaire et de sa maman sont très appréciables. Le linge de maison est changé tous les 3 jours, il manque juste un lave linge pour les séjours longs. Appartement à conseiller sans modération pour un séjour au calme avec vue sur l'Etna en prime.

  • Review Submitted: Jul 25, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2015
  • Source: Homelidays, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Merci beaucoup pour votre avis Simone, Ce fut un plaisir de vous avoir comme invités. Au revoir!
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Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday house in Acireale, Sicily

Rental Basis:
per property
Manager accepts payment in:
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sept oct
9 Sep 2017 - 27 Oct 2017
2 night minimum stay
£157
for 2 nights
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£78
£436
 
 
nov
28 Oct 2017 - 7 Dec 2017
2 night minimum stay
£142
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£71
£400
 
 
imm
8 Dec 2017 - 10 Dec 2017
2 night minimum stay
£196
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£98
 
 
dec
11 Dec 2017 - 22 Dec 2017
3 night minimum stay
£235
for 3 nights
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£78
£436
 
 
xmas 17
23 Dec 2017 - 1 Jan 2018
4 night minimum stay
£392
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£578
 
 
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
£142
for 2 nights
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£71
£400
 

Additional pricing information

Pet Fee £0

Manager'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.
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