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Charming Sicily between Mount Etna and Taormina

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

More Details

Member since: 2015
Speaks English, Italian
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
27 June, 2017

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 Catania

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 Santa Venerina

Property Type:
  • chateau / country house
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 645 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • pets considered
  • Events Allowed
  • children welcome ...
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
  • Toys
  • Boat ...
  • Terrace
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • Groups
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Singles
  • 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


Excellent! 4.7/5 -
(20 traveller reviews)

Charming Sicily between Mount Etna and Taormina
average rating of 4.7 based on 20 reviews

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: May 25, 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: Nov 1, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Oct 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Possibly the best in Sicily!

  • 5 of 5

Wonderful accommodation, could not ask for more.

Perfect rural location away from the crowds but ideally placed for day trips to all the attractions between Messina and Catania and of course Mount Etna ......stunning!

Excellent service from Claudio from the time of our booking to departure time......highly recommended.

  • Review Submitted: Jun 15, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your review. We are happy to have contributed to make beautiful your holiday See you soon Claudio
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  • 5 of 5

Un lugar privilegiado, unas instalaciones limpias, funcionales y además con gran encanto. Una pareja de dueños encantadores, amables y disponibles. Una elección perfecta para nuestras vacaciones familiares en Sicilia.

Además estaba cerca del Etna, proximo a la autoestrada, cerca de un gran supermercado, en una finca rodeado de limoneros y olivos.

Y las vistas desde la gran terraza al Mar y al Etna garantizaban desayunos y cenas magníficos.

Totalmente recomendable para todos mis amigos

¡¡¡¡Bravo Claudio & Antonella!!!!

  • Review Submitted: Aug 30, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: muchas gracias Vittoria. Para nosotros fue un placer conocerte. Eres una hermosa familia
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Idyllische plek op prachtige locatie

  • 4 of 5

Geweldige locatie met prachtig uitzicht. Prima geschikt voor 2 stellen. Keuken is compleet. Slaapvertrekken zijn top! Leuke zithoekjes in de tuin en op balkon met uitzicht op zee.

Het gezin woont direct boven de appartementen. Dat vonden wij wat minder, maar hebben er zeker geen hinder van ondervonden.

Minpuntje was de hond die 's nachts flink aan het blaffen was.

  • Review Submitted: Jul 8, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are happy that you liked Etna Dependance. We are sorry for the night that the dog disturbed, it usually don't bark and is very quiet, if you said I could solve the problem immediately. Thanks for choosing us, we look forward to the next holiday in Sicily.
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Amazing country hideaway with warm-hearted owners

  • 5 of 5

Claudio and Antonella are very warm-hearted and enthousiastic hosts. They were open for a little chat and willing to help.

They gave us some really good tips for exploring the nearby area and wineries. We stayed at the 'Fire apartment' which had a spacious lounge, bedroom with comfy large bed and a bathroom with walk-in shower. The separate kitchen was very well equipped and had everything we needed to make our own breakfast and cook dinner.

The highlight was the roof top terrace with amazing views of the Etna and the sea as well as the lush garden with fruit and olive trees. The outside area is split up over several levels with all kinds of private cosy sitting areas which are ideal for relaxing.

Claudio and Antonella's property is idylically situated on the green slopes of Mount Etna with several authentic villages, wineries and hiking routes in the proximity. Rifugio Sapienza can be easily reached within about half an hour's drive.

We could really wind down at Etna Dependance and enjoy the beautiful suroundings. An ideal location between mountain and sea that we can highly recommend. For us 3 days were really too short, we hope to come back sometime soon.

  • Review Submitted: Jun 16, 2016
  • Date of Stay: May 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your review. We like to offer our guests the warmth and hospitality of the Sicilian culture. For us it is a pleasure to welcome the nice people like you.
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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
23 Jul 2017 - 17 Sep 2017
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add £36 per night, per additional guest
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add £29 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.
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