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'CASA ARANCI' self catering villa, great sea views, close to piazza Duomo

People6
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms3
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 nights

Overview


Details
Property
house
People
6
Bedrooms
3
Bathrooms
3
Minimum Stay
3 nights

Description

Photos and Description of this 3 bedroom holiday home in Acireale - CASA ARANCI

3 x bedrooms sleeps 6 spans over 3 floors, top floor kitchen/dinning and terrace

This 3 bedroom house which spans over 3 floors is situated in Piazza. Madonna Suffragio with magnificent views of both a beautiful 400 year old church and the Med sea, is walking distance from the heart of Acireale, a 17 C baroque town bursting with beautiful historical buildings. 'Casa Aranci', built lately and recently refurbished, retains some of its original features and integrates within the square.

The first floor is dedicated entirely to an en suite bedroom which also has a single sofa bed for a third guest.

The second floor comprises of a double room and a single room both sharing a 'wrap around' style balcony and a shower room. The highlight of 'Casa Aranci' has to be the third floor which is the kitchen and dinning area leading out to a garden terrace which benefits from magnificent views of the sea.

All rooms have air conditioning which can also switch to heat in the few cold winter nights between Nov and April. Catania, Taormina Mt Etna within one hour drive.

Thermal Spa: You can take advantage of Acireale's Santa Venera Thermal Spa where past, present and future join for a special spa experience. In the heart of the city of Acireale, you can enjoy natural thermal waters closer to the very site where the Romans did over 2000 years ago.

Santa Venera Thermal Spa is a day spa where you can bathe in the warm, natural mineral-rich waters and choose from a range of spa treatments designed to ease the body and soothe the mind.

Excursions to Mt Etna: Etna volcano, the largest Volcano in Europe, towering above Catania, Sicily's second largest city, has one of the world's longest documented records of historical volcanism, dating back to 1500 BC. Historical lava flows of basaltic composition cover much of the surface of this massive volcano. The Volcano, truncated by several small calderas, was constructed during the late Pleistocene and Holocene over an older shield volcano.

If you are a volcanoes amateur you can organise a trip to the top or take advantage of somebody, with high educational skill in geology and volcanology, that can lead you for some Etna excursions . We can organise for geologists and accredited guides to lead you trough the excursion of a lifetime.

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Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • not suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible

Property Manager
Eamon Murphy
Member since: 2008
Speaks English, French, Spanish, Portuguese, Italian
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
9 December, 2016
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What makes this house unique

The excellent view from its terrace will make you fall in love with it as it did to us from the minute we set foot in it... It was, and it still is, like seating in the deck of a cruise ship; from dawn to sunset!

Guestbook comments from the manager

Dear Mario,





We would like to thank you for the pleasant time we had at Casa Aranci. The house exceeded our expectations. A spacious terrace with stunning sea views. And an additional terrace with stunning views of the active Mount Etna. We saw the lava flows. In addition, Paola had made ​​the house tiptop in order.



The stay in the city suited us well. Shops and recommended restaurants nearby. Or just to eat an ice cream in the evening. The carnival provided a cheerful crowds.



From Catania we visited Syracuse, Etna, Agrigento and Taormina. Syracuse and Agrigento fascinating to their excavations, the spectacular Etna with the extraordinary landscape and Taormina too touristy.



In addition, the ladies have been a few times to the beach. The water was lovely; the outward and especially return journey was heavy.



The Irish Pub gave no problems. The double glazing kept the noise well against.



Thanks again for renting your house. We will definitely recommend it to anyone who wants to visit wonderful, friendly, somewhat chaotic but definitely delicious Sicily!





Sincerely,



Jan
Aug 2014
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Reviews

Exceptional! 5/5 -
(36 traveller reviews)

'CASA ARANCI' self catering villa, great sea views, close to piazza Duomo
average rating of 5.0 based on 37 reviews
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  • 5 of 5

Nous avons passé de superbes vacances avec ma fille.

L'appartement est très propre et possède une terrasse avec une vue exceptionnelle dans un quartier calme.

Le dépaysement est assuré!

Merci à Paola pour son accueil chaleur et Emon pour sa flexibilité qui nous a permis d'arriver un jour plus tôt suite à un problème d'annulation du vol à notre départ de lyon (France)

  • Review Submitted: Apr 20, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Apr 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you very much Franck, It was a pleasure to have you and your delightful daughter with us, Paola was very happy with your comments as well! Hope to welcome you back some other time in the future... Thank you again, Eamon
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Thank you for an amazing stay in Sicily!

  • 5 of 5

Thank you for an amazing stay in Sicily! Mario and Eamon are the perfect hosts and I would definitely recommend Casa Aranchi....we spent a week here in mid August. Casa Aranchi is beautifully spacious, immaculate accommodation, with all amenities and amazing views over the Med. A great location with beautiful restaurants, supermarket, pharmacy and lots of other shops and the piazza within 5 mins walking distance.

We enjoyed lovely walks down the hill to the beach and were within an easy drive to Mount Etna, where we spent a morning exploring, as well as a day trip to the beach in Taormina and a day spent at the Aqua park at Etnaland. So much to do and was enjoyable for all as we had children and grandparents with us. Mario and Eamon gave us so much information about what to do and where to go and were even able to assist with a driver to take us on our day trips! Having Paola the housekeeper across the way was a godsend - she was amazingly helpful!

This was our first trip to Italy as a family and we all enjoyed the beautiful sights and architecture of Catania/Acireal, a truly authentic Sicilian experience. The people were so lovely and friendly and we had the most amazing time....thank you Mario and Eamon....we look forward to going back again next summer!!! Ghazala, Trevor and kids xx

  • Review Submitted: Sep 6, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you very much Ghazala and family! Paola will be thrilled when I pass your lovely comments and the driver as well. We're glad to know the tips and advice worked out for you and for your own tips as we were not aware of Etnaland as a possible family day out! Your comments will certainly help future clients to decide for Casa Aranci and Acireale when in Sicily! Many thanks again for taking the time and we look forward to welcome you very soon, Mario
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A great family vacation !!

  • 5 of 5

We spent ten days as a family of four, in this fabulous property! The house itself was spotless, plenty bedrooms for all of us and a fabulous terrace with a marvellous view.. We travelled to giardini, Taormina, castelmola which was a quaint village in the mountains.. Also travelled south to Ragusa. Car hire was available in acireale. We would like to thank Paola for her kind help too. She made a huge difference and was a pleasant assistance to us. Town was very Sicilian experience . We thoroughly enjoyed our trip. We loved casa aranci!! We hope to return again in the future. Thanks for the tips about the lovely restaurants too Mario and eamon

  • Review Submitted: Aug 1, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you very much Majella! It will certainly help future guests to decide for Acireale and Casa Aranci in particular; We'll pass your comments to Paola as well, she'll be delighted and we'll certainty be looking forward to welcome your lovely family some time in the future. Thank you again, Mario
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beautiful stay at Casa Aranci

  • 5 of 5

we just came back home after our stay in Casa Aranci

we enjoyed the accomodation and the city Acireale.

We made some trip to Taormina, Giardini, Catania and the Etna

The look at the volcano in eruption by night from the top of the house was fantastic

The view to the sea from the terrace was gorgeous

Paola welcome us with plenty of kindness and we thank her very much

  • Review Submitted: Aug 21, 2014
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you very much for your custom and we greatly appreciate your comments. We'll let Paola know of your kind words to her. Hope to welcome you some time in the future, Mario
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Very pleasant time at Casa Aranci

  • 5 of 5

We had a very pleasant time at Casa Aranci. The house exceeded our expectations. A spacious terrace with stunning sea views. And an additional terrace with stunning views of the active Mount Etna. We saw the lava flow. In addition, the housekeeper had made the house tiptop in order.

The stay in the city suited us well. Shops and recommended restaurants nearby. Or just to eat an ice cream in the evening. The carnival provided a cheerful crowds.

From Catania we visited Syracuse, Etna, Agrigento and Taormina. Syracuse and Agrigento fascinating to their excavations, the spectacular Etna with the extraordinary landscape and Taormina too touristy.

In addition, we have been a few times to the beach. The water was lovely; the outward and especially return journey was heavy.

We will definitely recommend Cas Aranci to anyone who wants to visit wonderful, friendly, somewhat chaotic but definitely delicious Sicily!

  • Review Submitted: Aug 13, 2014
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you very much Johannes and family! Great, up to the point, accurate advice and experiences for our future clients and very kind words to Paola, our representative who really take pride on keeping the house in very good condition all the time. We'll be honoured to have you as guests again anytime in the future. Thank you again, Mario
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Thank you for a wonderful Italian experience in ac

  • 5 of 5

The accomodation was fantastic we arrived with police escort for we had 6 people and a big car and could not get down to the house so the policeman parked us in the car park and walked us to our house and waited till we were safe inside what a great start to our stay it continued that way everything and everybody were fantastic it snowed on Etna what a site and we loved the church chimes thanks for all the information on eats and getting around and it was a wonderful stay we were made so welcome

I would recommend casa aranci as a place to stay it was clean spacious convenient location a great town

thank you eamon and mario

  • Review Submitted: May 3, 2014
  • Date of Stay: Apr 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you very much for your positive and helpful review of your stay in Casa Aranci, Frances! It will give a good picture of the town to other clients. It's been a pleasure to have you here. Best regards, Mario and Eamon
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Location

Nearest Airport
25 Kilometres
Catania
Nearest Ferry
20 Kilometres
Catania
Nearest Train
3 Kilometres
Acireale
Nearest Motorway
2 Kilometres
A 18 Catania - Mesina
Nearest Beach
800 Metres
Car: recommended

We suggest you drive along the coast coming from the airport instead of taking the A18 Catania-Messina; the drive will take you through picturesque areas such as Ognina, Cannizzaro, Acicastello with it's 11th century Norman Castle, Acitrezza with its famous fish restaurants and where Homer in his 'Odyssey' describes the place where Ulisses encountered the Ciclops: Capomulini, a small fishing town with its trattorias along the promenade and finally Acireale following the Statale 114; all along you should have spectacular views of mount Etna.Before turning left at the traffic lights into Acireale Centro look below for S. M.a la Scala town. Turn round the Villa Belvedere into Corso Italia and left on Corso Savoia will take you to Piazza Duomo, go across the arches under the Bishop's Palace and turn left into via Galatea, 20 metres to the right turn into via Marzulli and immediately to the right again take via Aranci to the Piazza del Suffragio where the house is located at number 40.

Other Activities: Puppet theatre, Historical Churches and buildings

Ski: There are two distinct ski areas on Etna. The southern one ends in Nicolosi. It is slightly higher and offers more vertical than the northern resort of Linguaglossa.

Resorts close to Acireale include: Mount Etna Linguaglossa (26 km).

The ski resort of Etna Nord has direct access to 2 individual pistes, served by 5 ski lifts.

The ski resort itself is above 1500m, so skiing or boarding back to the resort is usually possible. With skiing above 2000 metres snow cover is generally reliable.

Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday house in Acireale, Catania

Rental Basis:
per property
Manager accepts payment in:
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event Price
 
Low Season
10 Sep 2016 - 9 May 2017
3 night minimum stay
£276
for 3 nights
From
£92
From
£92
Fri,Sat,Sun
£586
£2,093
 
 
High Season
10 May 2017 - 9 Sep 2017
3 night minimum stay
£352
for 3 nights
From
£117
£754
£2,679
 
 
Low Sesson
10 Sep 2017 - 9 May 2018
3 night minimum stay
£276
for 3 nights
From
£92
£586
£2,093
 

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees

Low season rates may vary around the Christmas, Carnival and Easter.

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100% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
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Facilities

Accommodation and facilities for this holiday house in Acireale in Sicily

Property Type:
  • house (semi-detached)
Meals:
  • Self-catering
Housekeeping:
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 200 m²
Location Type:
  • near the sea
  • town
Theme:
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Air Conditioning
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking Off Street
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
Kitchen:
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Kitchen
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
Bathrooms:
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath with Shower , Bidet , en-suite
    Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , Bidet , share w/ single
    Bathroom 3 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , Bidet , share w/double
  • The en suite bedroom has a spacious bathroom with bath tub containing shower. The shared bathroom on the 2nd floor comprises of a shower On the third floor there is a unique wet room style bathroom ideal for refreshing after a spell of sunbathing on the terrace.
Bedrooms:
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Large Double Bed , 1 Sofa bed/Futon
    Bedroom 2 - 1 Large Double Bed
    Bedroom 3 - 1 Single Bed
  • Each of the double rooms can also be prepared as two twin rooms. All bedrooms and bathrooms are dressed in white this combined with a clutter free environment gives a fresh and spacious feel to the rooms.
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • Television
  • Toys
Outside:
  • Balcony
  • Terrace
  • Veranda
  • Terrace
  • 4 garden chairs
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • not suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Attractions:
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • library
  • marina
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • volcano
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • groceries
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • diving
  • snorkelling
  • swimming
Notes:
Because of the layout of Casa Aranci spanning over 3 floors, the house is not suitable for anyone with a walking disability. Please note that, as per common sense, whilst on balconies on the second floor and terraces on the third floor children should be supervised when playing outside. Part of the character in the piazza of St Maria al Suffraggio is the church of the same name, it makes for a wonderful backdrop from the terrace as seen in the photos, please also note that part of its charm is its bells !! just in case you forget to bring your watch don't worry you will be reminded of the time every 15 mins from 0600 to 2200 each day. Sundays is a particularly lively time for the church and its bells.

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