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[Etna] Villa Francesca

Bedrooms 3
Separate WCs1
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 3 nights


About the property

Villa surrounded by greenery, at the foot of the mount Etna.

Villa surrounded by greenery, at the foot of the mount Etna. It would be perfect to exsplore eastern Sicily's wonders, you will soon realize that this villa has a great strategic position! You can have an exsperience of absolute fun in a pure Sicilian style!You can explore the legendary islands of the Cyclops, their crystalline seabeds ,,, you can adventure in Lachea island, of the biggest uninhabited islands of the Cyclops with its seabeds situated between the three most enchanting basalt "Faraglioni" in all Italy! You can also get to Catania, a city with ancient Greek origins and a great nightlife all year around. Ciclopi's coast, 5 minutes from Taormina, 20 minutes from the resort. For the Etna excursions, if you wish, you can contact us via email. Our friend Emanuele is a geologist, guides and teacher of environmental education and he will propose you innovative and adventurous naturalistic excursions, to rediscover the authentic contact with nature and its wonders following the hidden tracks that amaze the hearts of the adventurists!

At the ground floor of the house there is a large hall with fireplace, a living room with dining set, a winter garden and a well-equipped home-made kitchen in Sicilian style, a laundry room with bathroom


The upstairs includes a large bathroom with shower and three large bed rooms with balconies with sea and Etna view:

N. 1 Bedroom with double bed and en-suite bathroom. (+ single bed by request and cradle

N. 2 Bedroom with double bed and bunk bed.

No. 3 Bed room with double bed and bunk bed.

All the rooms have WiFi connection and TV.

The external area of ​​the house offers:


• Large swimming pool.

outdoor shower

• Relax area (with billiards, table tennis and table football).

• Wonderful wooden canopy with Sicilian style with pool view.

• Sofas, tables and lawn chairs.

• Wood oven and barbecue.


restaurants, pubs and large supermarkets: 1 km

Catania city center: 12 km

Catania airport: 25 Km

Highway: 10 km

Island of Ortigia (Syracuse): 75 Km

Taormina: 50 Km

Etnaland - Acquapark / Themepark: 15 Km

beach: 12 km

More Details

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 an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
18 July, 2018


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday villa in Mascalucia in Province of Catania

Property Type:
  • villa
  • Self-catering
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 16.00 / Check-out: 10.00
  • Max. occupancy: 11
  • pets considered
  • children welcome
  • smoking allowed
Location Type:
  • mountain
  • village
  • Air Conditioning
  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 10 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 1 Separate WC
  • - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , Bidet
    - Toilet
    - Toilet , Bath with Shower , Bidet
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 11
  • - 1 Double Bed , 2 Single Bed
    - 1 Double Bed , 2 Single Bed
    - 1 Double Bed , 1 Sofa bed/Futon
  • Game Room
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Pool Table
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Balcony
  • Terrace
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • Veranda
Pool / Spa:
  • Private Pool
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • duty free shops
  • forests
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • volcano
Leisure Activities:
  • Disco club
  • eco tourism
  • horse riding
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • laundrette - serviced
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • golf
  • golf pass optional
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • mountain biking
  • roller blading
  • diving
  • ski
  • surf fishing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing


Wonderful! 4.8/5 -
(6 traveller reviews)

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[Etna] Villa Francesca
average rating of 4.8333335 based on 6 reviews

Lovely house and very friendly owners

  • 4 of 5

We stayed a total of 6 days here and we had a very good time. Pool and gardens are excellent and there are many leasure activities, like pool, table tennis etc. View of Etna is also excellent. The owner is very friendly and very helpful, especially with restaurant and activity suggestions. WiFi is a little unstable though, but the owners are quick to find solutions.

Our only complaint, is not the house or the owners, it is the surrounding area. There are wild dogs all over Catania, and every neighbor has a dog, and they bark constantly, from early morning to sundown. If you want to go running or biking, forget it. There are wild dogs on all nearby athletics tracks, and biking or running on the roads is suicide, the Italians drive like madmen, and I am not exaggerating.

That being said, the weather is very nice, we only had rain once. Etna is only 30 mins away. And there are tonnes of restaurants nearby, both for gluten free and vegetarian diets.

But all that considered, we can very strongly recommend the house!

  • Review Submitted: 09-Sep-2017
  • Date of Stay: September 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

Ambiente veramente raffinato e rilassante.....

  • Review Submitted: 09-Jul-2017
  • Date of Stay: July 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Grazie mille Filippi per la preferenza..Soddisfatti di aver reso piacevole la vostra vacanza!!!
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  • 5 of 5

Villa fantastica con tutti i comfort...Proprietari gentilissimi... Da ritornarci sicuramente.

  • Review Submitted: 02-Jul-2017
  • Date of Stay: June 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Grazie Gianluca per la vostra opinione!Mi fa molto piacere che abbiate apprezzato tanto la villa..Sei sempre il benvenuto!
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Super experience by very helpful hosts

  • 5 of 5

Extremly nice house with numerous really good rooms.

I would recommend this accomodation to everyone with family, kids, and/or a lot of friends.

Thank you - and see you next year hopefully :)

  • Review Submitted: 21-Jun-2017
  • Date of Stay: June 2017
  • Source: Fewo Direkt, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your review! I am very pleased that you have appreciated the villa very much! Many thanks Frank for taking care of my house like yours. You are welcome any time! :) :)
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Bellissimo, curatissimo, spazioso e ben ubicato. Accoglienza gentilissima e disponibilissima.

  • 5 of 5

Abbiamo prenotato Villa Francesca per due notti e tre giorni. Già dai primi contatti (col Sig. Salvo prima e con Marco dopo) ci siamo sentiti a nostro agio. Disponibili, gentili e cordialissimi. Eravamo in 11, quindi il massimo degli ospiti consentito, ma ciònonostante siamo stati molto comodi, sia per le attività diurne che per la notte. Complice la vastità degli ambienti, siano essi le zone gioco, piscina, solarium, grill e forno, o gli ambienti interni, salotto, veranda d'inverno, zona notte, i 3 bagni e doccia esterna. Tutto molto curato, elegante, assolutamente funzionante e fruibile e ambienti di ottimo gusto. Siamo stati accolti con un aperitivo di benvenuto, pasticcini e la cordialità a cui ci avevan già abituati. Abbiamo utilizzato il forno a legna, il grill, i vari giochi (biliardo, ping pogn, calciobalilla) e, ovviamente, la piscina. La villa offre un ambiente perfetto sia per il relax che per il divertimento. Sia esternamente che internamente. Se cercate un buon posto, dotato di piscina, spazioso e adeguato ad ogni esigenza, funzionale e funzionante in ogni suo aspetto, elegante, pulito, spazioso, i cui padroni di casa cordiali, disponibili e discreti al contempo (essendo la villa ad uso esclusivo)... allora avete trovato il posto giusto. Ne vale davvero la pena, sia che siete in due e sia che siete in tanti.

Anzi approfitto per rinnovare i miei ringraziamenti a Salvo e Marco per tutto e invito chiunque sia interessato a far la loro conoscenza.

  • Review Submitted: 19-Sep-2016
  • Date of Stay: August 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Grazie Massimiliano per le belle parole; siete stati ospiti molto simpatici, affidabili e rispettosi per la casa. Siamo molto contenti di avervi conosciuto e sarete sempre i benvenuti a Villa Francesca!
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Semplicemente incantevole

  • 5 of 5

Stupenda esperienza a Villa Francesca. Villa con piscina in una cornice di verde nonostante la stagione invernale. Casa, piscina e ambiente esterno all' altezza delle nostre aspettative e perfettamente corrispondenti alle foto. Da non sottovalutare la sala giochi nn ci si annoia mai tra una carambola una partita a calcetto o a ping pong. E' un ambiente perfetto per rilassarsi e divertirsi allo stesso tempo e vicina a luoghi turistici interessanti come l'etna, Catania o comunque a pochi minuti dalle autostrade che portano alle mete turistiche piu gettonate. Marco e Salvo ci hanno fatto sentire i ben venuti, sempre molto gentili e disponibili per qualsiasi nostra richiesta o consiglio. Altamente raccomandata. Spero di tornarci in Estate per la piscina soprattutto per fare divertire i bambini.

  • Review Submitted: 11-Feb-2016
  • Date of Stay: February 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Grazie mille Giuseppe per la preferenza. L'accoglienza e l'ospitalità sono sempre al primo posto per noi. E' stato un vero piacere conoscervi e consigliarvi, soddisfatti per aver reso la vostra vacanza come desideravate. Speriamo di rivedervi presto! Ottimi ospiti, persone garbate e rispettose per la casa, le raccomandiamo agli altri host di Homeaway!
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Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday villa in Mascalucia, 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
luglio agosto
16 Jul 2018 - 31 Aug 2018
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
Notes: Rates are based on 6 guests; add £18 per night, per additional guest
1 Sep 2018 - 15 Sep 2018
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
Notes: Rates are based on 6 guests; add £18 per night, per additional guest
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
Notes: Rates are based on 6 guests; add £18 per night, per additional guest

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Refundable Damage Deposit £267.16

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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