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Charming Sicily between Mount Etna and Taormina

Bedrooms 2
Space 645 sq. ft.
Property type chateau / country house
Minimum Stay 1 - 3 nights


About the property

Water and Fire, two independent rooms each with bedroom and bathroom

Hospitality in charming inserted in an ancient country property 800. The unique location of the place, suspended between the sea and the volcano Etna, will be the setting for an unforgettable stay. The two annexes are independent and equipped with private bathroom, air conditioning, minibar, TV, Wi Fi. Both are characterized by an element of nature: "Water" with the colors of blue and "Fire" with shades of red. The kitchen is shared among the guests of the two rooms and is made within an exclusive environment carved into the lava rock. The kitchen is located a few meters in front of the two apartments and is equipped with stove, oven, microwave, grill, washing machine, refrigerator with freezer, pots and pans.

Manicured green spaces, a sun terrace and lush farm planted with lemon and olive trees, will be at your disposal for a unique holiday.

In addition, the owners passion for sailing will be an opportunity to take advantage, on request, boat trips to offshore sailing to discover the coast of Taormina and nature reserves of the island of the Cyclops and the Timpa of Acireale.

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Member since: 2015
Premier Partner

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

Speaks English, Italian
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
23 March, 2018

About Claudio

I am a garden designer who developed his profession following a degree in agriculture and a desire to combine their creative redevelopment of green spaces . My wife Antonella deals with nutrition education , after a period spent working in the field of university research in the wine industry that still a passion

Claudio purchased this chateau / country house in 1830

Why Claudio chose Santa Venerina

The place where born Etna dependance , belongs to my family since 1800 ( the family of Politi of Acireale ) that privileged to spend the period of the grape harvest in the estate more beautiful ' Dagala the King ' . Formerly intended to growing grapes for wine , the building still has the typical characteristics of the wineries of the time. Vacation spot of my childhood and gradually became the residence of myself and my wife . We believe that both have dedicated the annex of our house tourist hospitality is not just a business decision , but also an opportunity for human and cultural enrichment mutual with those who choose to come to spend the holidays with us . We are passionate about our country and its artistic , natural and scenic and always available to guide our guests to their discovery .

What makes this chateau / country house unique

I chose to live in a place where the volcano Etna is a constant presence , and after years I can not help but be amazed every time you turn the gaze to the west , being completely fascinated by its colors , majesty and beauty . Antonella with me , my wife , she shared the choice to live an extraordinary place between the sea and the volcano , surrounded by citrus trees with a thousand scents .


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday chateau / country house in Santa Venerina in Province of Catania

Property Type:
  • chateau / country house
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 645 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 15:00
  • /
  • Check-out: 09:30
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • Min. age of primary renter: 21
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed ...
  • Smoking allowed ...
Location Type:
  • near the sea
  • rural
  • village
  • Adventure
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Rustic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking
  • Printer
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Hob
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , Bidet
    - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , Bidet
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • - 1 Double Bed , 1 Child Bed , 1 Cot , 1 Sofa bed/Futon
    - 1 Double Bed , 1 Cot
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Television
  • Boat ...
  • Terrace
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • Groups
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Singles
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • arboretum
  • autumn foliage
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • live theatre
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • theme parks
  • volcano
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • eco tourism
  • horse riding
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • paragliding
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • diving
  • ski
  • snorkelling
  • surf fishing
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing


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(28 traveller reviews)

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Charming Sicily between Mount Etna and Taormina
average rating of 4.678571 based on 28 reviews

Etna Dependance Offers a Wonderful Space, Situation and Hosts

  • 5 of 5

Four of us recently stayed for a week at Etna Dependance with our hosts, Claudio and Antonella. From beginning to end, this placed charmed us. It is perfectly located to visit Siracusa, Etna and its mountain villages, the beaches and Taormina. It was a comforting and warm place to return to, and you could easily spend several days on the sunny terrace drinking coffee and reading...along with a lovely glass of Sicilian wine at night. Claudio and Antonella are genuine and friendly and offer both charm and warmth. We will return and recommend this place to any traveler who wishes to experience Sicily.

  • Review Submitted: 07-Oct-2017
  • Date of Stay: September 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Etna Dependence is a truly relaxing place.

  • 5 of 5

The four of us had a fabulous stay at Claudio and Antonella's home. The accommodation was perfect for two couples and the location although in a rural area it was walking distance to the local village which has a bar, supermarket, bakery. The property has views of the Ionian Sea and also Mt Etna. Taormina, Riposta, Mt Etna, Syracuse are easy day trips but we also really enjoyed spending time at the property, sitting under the citrus trees or upstairs on the terrace taking in the view! Our hosts were very friendly and helpful and interesting to talk to. Thank you Claudio and Antonella for making our stay a great experience.

  • Review Submitted: 23-Sep-2017
  • Date of Stay: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Wonderful location in Sicily.

  • 5 of 5

Claudio and Antoinella were wonderful hosts for our stay in Sicily. The house was perfectly located for doing day trips from Taormina to Siracusa. So many wonderful sites to see but coming home at the end of day and relaxing on the terrace with the sea breeze cooling you was the best. The rooms were separate apts giving you privacy but you had an efficient kitchen to share. Definitely recommend staying here.

  • Review Submitted: 24-Jul-2017
  • Date of Stay: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Simply amazing!

  • 5 of 5

Amazing location and villa... the small details were beautful. Views over the sea and mount etna from your private terrace, absolutely stunning. Claudio and his wife were lovely and so helpful and welcoming. Would highly recommend!

  • Review Submitted: 03-Jul-2017
  • Date of Stay: June 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Beautiful property lovingly restored in Sicily

  • 5 of 5

Claudio is a great host for this beautiful property lovingly restored. Claudio is very welcoming & happy to advise on local attractions. Perfect for 2 couples with our own ensuite bedrooms & shared kitchen space with everything you need for a mini break. Lovely welcome with a bowl of home grown cherries & lots of thoughtful extras in the bathrooms & kitchen. Amazing scenery in this little hidden gem of tranquility- hope to return one day. Many thanks Xenia & co

  • Review Submitted: 25-May-2017
  • Date of Stay: May 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

We stayed at Etna Dependence in October 2016 - what a wonderful place! Claudio and Antonella were excellent hosts, they made us feel so welcome. The accommodation was amazing, it suited 2 couples perfectly. We had everything we needed with 2 beautiful bedrooms and 2 bathrooms, a sitting room and a well equipped kitchen, in particular the coffee was top class! We really enjoyed having breakfast on the terrace which had everything we could have hoped for, including a beautiful view of both the sea and Mount Etna. The accommodation was in a very good location, close to the A18 and a 15 minute drive to Taormina. We also visited Syracusa, Ortigia and Savocca. Thank you so much Claudio and Antonella for your hospitality!

  • Review Submitted: 01-Nov-2016
  • Date of Stay: October 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
15 Kilometres
Catania Fontanarossa
Nearest Barpub
2 Kilometres
Santa venerina
Nearest Ferry
50 Kilometres
Nearest Golf
40 Kilometres
Il Picciolo Golf Club
Nearest Train
4 Kilometres
Nearest Motorway
2 Kilometres
Nearest Restaurant
0.5 Kilometres
il Re borbone
Nearest Ski
14 Kilometres
Linguaglossa Piano Provenzana
Nearest Beach
5 Kilometres
Fondachello - Taormina
Car: necessary

From Catania Fontanarossa arrive from us in 30 minutes along the A18 motorway towards Messina and take the exit Giarre. From our house, you can reach Taormina by car in just over 20 minutes, just as the parties's summit. While bathing areas closer away from home only 10 min by car.


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday chateau / country house in Santa Venerina, Sicily

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
Tariffa per notte
22 Apr 2018 - 22 Apr 2018
1 night minimum stay
for 1 night
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add £33 per night, per additional guest
Alta 2018
16 Jul 2018 - 16 Sep 2018
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add £40 per night, per additional guest
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add £33 per night, per additional guest

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund for cancellations more than 14 days before check-in date.
  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.
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