|Minimum Stay||4 nights|
Wonderful place for a summer vacation for up to 4 pex with a direct access to the sea. It is a great choice both for a seaside relaxation and as a starting point to explore the Sicilian east coast. Etna, Catania, Taormina are a short drive away.
This is a very lovely house with direct access to the sea/ a volcanic beach (scogliera), located in the middle of the Ionian riviera - a prestigious part of the Sicilian coast.
The strong points of this house are:
*Your own house with a small flourishing garden, NOT an apartment
You'll have two lemon trees, basilic and flowers planted just for you. Nobody else in this building (unlike most of the other options - apartments in the shared residential buildings).
So, privacy, dinners outside under the lemon tree, lounge and sunbathe area, secured private parking - all for you
*Very close to the sea
You can go for your first plunge in the day just in a swimming suit - so close it is. If you come for a summer/seaside vacation you may not need anything but a swimming suit for the whole period of your stay. The crystal clean waters are just a few steps away.
*Cooking and eating outside (in case you want it) - if you don't like the smell of food in the house, you can cook at our summer kitchen which is in full function and is outside the house - oven, grill for the bbq, table for cooking - everything you may need. The other kitchen which is inside, is also fully equipped.
*In summer months (especially July and August) the neighbourhood becomes very lively and many families come there with children. If you have children 2-12 y.o., it is an ideal place for them to make new friends and you will not be bothered about their leasure time - you can be sure your kid will speak Italian in a week's time! Everyone in the neighbourhood is very welcoming and children play safe altogether from morning till evening
House, bbq zone, garden/terrace, direct semi-private access to the beach, reserved and safe parking.
You will be completely independent in this house and enjoy maximum privacy. You can expect a perfect romantic vacation or a great family holiday where both you and your kids will have a wonderful time.
Acireale is a nearby city, and the the house is located in between two smaller towns of S. Tecla and Stazzo. The house makes part of a condominium of 10-15 houses which enjoy the exclusive access to the sea/private vulcanic beach.
Both Stazzo and Santa Tecla have cafes, restaurants, pizzerias and a local supermarket to buy food. The closest pizzeria/restaurant is 15 min on foot away along the road connecting these two towns.
Etna, Taormina, Messina, Siracuse, Catania are all relatively close and can be reached by car in 20-60 minutes.
We recommend renting a car for the guests who would like to combine a relaxed vacation at the sea with active tours and exploring Sicily, as the closest transportation hub is a few kilometres away uphill, and few transportation options are available right next to the house. Having a car would be very useful for the trips.
*In most cases we can also organise the transfer to/from the airport for an additional payment. Please contact us for details. Arriving with public transport is difficult, we do not recommend counting on this option.
*If you have no idea of what volcanic beach ('scogliera') is, please check either the photos or google the images of it - it is not a sandy beach and the beach in a traditional way of thinking. The closest sandy beach is about 20 km away.
*Both bedrooms are double rooms. There is an extra single bed in the living room in case two double beds are not enough.
*The house is equipped with everything basic and necessary for a comfortable living. However, if you have any special request or question - please check with us.
*We provide you with the bedsheets and towels. If you stay more than a week we also provide you with a change for the bed linen. We can organise a daily/weekly cleaning or towels/ bed linen change upon request for an additional charge. Alternatively, there is a washing machine that you can use.
*We provide you with a portable modem and a sim-card for the Internet which you can use during your stay, in the house as well as outside. The Internet provided is 100 MB per day only. The cost for loosing or breaking the modem is 120 Euro.
We hope you will feel at home and treat the house as your home. Please switch off air-con and light when leaving.
For destroying or damaging furniture, walls, outside territory etc. the charges may apply.
* leave air-con off when leaving the apartment
* throw away the garbage before check-out
* wifi available with a limit of 100 MB a day
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My Standard Rate
4 night minimum stay
for 4 nights
|Notes: Rates are based on 3 guests; add £4 per night, per additional guest|
|Refundable Damage Deposit||£86|
We provide internet connection via a portable modem. You can use it inside and outside the building, it may help you during your trips around the island and be of good service at home.
However, as the modem works with a sim-card it is impossible to have unlimited internect connection and in general telecom providers in Italy does not provide unlimited service.
The amount of Internet included in your rent is equal to: (amount of the days you stay with us)*(100 Mb). So, it is 100 Mb per day but it is not switched off daily. It is generally well enough to browse the web for work, navigate from time to time with GPS etc., but it is not enough to download videos, play games online, send large images, use often applications like Instagram and Facebook etc. Note that Ipads and various tablets as well as Iphones are particularly fast to consume a lot of Internet as they send and receive loads of data on the background. Of course watching movies online does not help either.
We warn you to be attentive with your consumption as when the total limit is reached (the formula above), the Internet will stop working and in most cases we will not be able to help if we know only after the limit is reached.
It is easier for us to arrange if you tell us about this before your arrival. Sometimes after the limit is reached it is not possible to recharge the sim before a certain day of the month, so we’d rather you asked us before. If we know about your request a couple of days before your arrival we can buy more Internet for you according to the following tariff: 3 Gb extra – 10 Euro; 10 Gb extra – 20 Euro. In this way Internet will stop working when you reach this limit. The payment for this is on arrival.
* Approximate monthly price. Actual pricing will depend on the days of the month you stay.
The house is located between two towns/fishing villages that make part of a bigger Acireale area. The street where the condominium is located (via Ragogna) is connecting both towns.
Going out of the condominium to the street you will reach Stazzo in 8 min walk if you turn right, and Santa Tecla in 10 min walk if you turn left. If you explore the area on foot be prepared to use caution as part of the way both towards Santa Tecla and Stazzo (all along via Ragogna) is missing sidewalks.
Both towns are very lively in summers, very characteristic summer areas. Each has its church, piazza (square), bakery, cafes (‘bar’ in italian) where people usually have breafasts, ‘kiosko’ - in the evening the locals usually orders some drinks or ice cream there, restaurants, trattorias, pizzerias.