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Country-house with private pool and magnificent view on the Etna and sea

People13
Bedrooms 5
Bathrooms5
Space 1,722 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 1 - 7 nights

Overview

About the property

5 bedrooms, 5 bathroom, private pool, perfect for families & friends, WiFi

A renovated farm with pool in a stunning and perfectly peaceful setting between the sea and Mount Etna, close to Acireale (3 km). The private pool (size 10 x 5 m., deep 160 cm) is in use from April to the end of October.

The house is located on the highest part of the estate, overlooking an infinite number of lemon trees, Mount Etna and the coast as far as Taormina (35 km). The garden is beautifully tended, with palm trees and Mediterranean flowers.

The house consists of 5 bedrooms, 5 bathrooms, a dining room with open kitchen, sofa bed and a dining table for 12 persons. The rooms are all on the ground floor and all have air-conditioning. There are three units with own entrance. The units and the kitchen are not connected from the inside. Unit 1 has a terrace with sea view, a double room, a twin room and a bathroom. Unit 2 consists of 2 double rooms, a single bed and 2 bathrooms. Unit 3 is a spacious double room with bathroom. The kitchen opens onto a covered terrace, perfect for al fresco dining.

Exploring eastern Sicily: The accommodation is an excellent base from which to explore eastern Sicily. It is just three kilometres from Acireale (a pretty little city, built on a plateau of lava, that is known for its Baroque churches). Giardini Naxos, a seaside resort with beautiful sandy beaches distances 32 km. And a bit further we find Taormina ‘the pearl of the Mediterranean’ and the most exclusive seaside resort in Sicily. Its ancient Greek theatre is world famous for its extraordinary panoramic views. Santa Maria la Scala and Santa Tecla are pleasant seaside villages near the accommodation. In the village Santa Tecla, four kilometres away, is the renown fish restaurant “Da Lorenzo”. Both townshave pebbled beaches and a small port with vividly painted boats. In summer the villages become a seaside destination for the islanders who enjoy diving off the wooden platforms into the cool Mediterranean waters.

Exploring the volcano Etna: Several of the traditional lava-stone villages on the flanks of Etna are well worth a visit. Many guests at Casale Acqua e Fuoco, however, will be well content to relax in the stunning surroundings of the house, the garden and the pool. The villages of Etna, such as Trecastagni, Zafferana Etnea e Randazzo, are famous for their ancient lava flows, the architecture of their seventeenth century churches, their delicious local produce and the hospitality of the villagers. Situated 600 metres above sea level, they are a favourite retreat of the city dwellers who, in summer are in search of cool, fresh air, while in winter are in search of snow for skiing. Few people are aware that Etna is a popular location for skiers in winter. On some glorious days in winter, it’s even possible to ski the frozen slopes in the morning enjoying a wonderful panoramic view of the Mediterranean, and then, the same afternoon, go and sunbathe on the beaches below.

More Details

Property Manager
Giulia Lattanzio / Chiara Caporali / Giulia Tiriticco / Nina Schuttert
Premier Partner

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

Speaks English, French, German, Spanish, Italian, Dutch
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
24 September, 2018

About Giulia Lattanzio / Chiara Caporali / Giulia Tiriticco / Nina Schuttert

We have been with Homeaway since 2006, proposing houses that are able to unfold Sicily's colours and charm at best.

Houses with quality furnishing in unique locations, with incredible views or with a pool, always accurately selected in order to satisfy our main wish: to see you falling in love with Sicily just like we did.

We provide you with transparent information and true pictures. What you see is exactly what you get. We will advise you as much as we can about travel info, transfers and car rental.

Dinners in villas and other extra services can also be arranged. Finally, our prices are final rates! There are no hidden additional costs. We are flexible with your arrivals and departures and if you need a late check-in this is usually possible.

Guestbook comments from the manager

Der Aufenthalt war prima - das Haus war toll und es hat uns sehr gefallen (obwohl es leider auch recht oft geregnet hat - die Kinder waren trotzdem jeden Tag im Pool).



Das Haus war beim ersten Mal schwer zu finden - ohne Navigationssystem wäre es sehr schwierig geworden. Auf jeden Fall waren Tiziana und ihr Mann sehr nett und hilfreich.

Auch, dass für den ersten Abend bereits Nudeln, Tomatensauce und Milch vorhanden waren, war super!



Die Lage zwischen Meer und Etna ist einfach fantastisch! Ein Tipp für alle anderen Urlauber ist: auf Sizilien nicht versuchen (wie vielleicht in Deutschland) vor 20 Uhr abends in einem Restaurant Essen gehen zu können - da hatten wir mit zwei Familien sehr lange gesucht und nichts gefunden ... ansonsten sind die üblichen Ausflugsziele natürlich zu empfehlen: Etna, Taormina, Syracusa ... und wir waren auch einen Tag auf Vulcano ... hier muss man nur früh genug losfahren, um auch spätestens gegen 11 uhr in Milazzo noch eine gute Fähre zu erreichen.



Ich denke, dass wir auf jeden Fall nochmal nach Sizilien kommen werden!
Oct 2010
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Facilities

Accommodation and facilities for this holiday house around the Acireale around the Province of Catania

Property Type:
  • house (detached)
Meals:
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 1722 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 16:00
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00
  • Max. occupancy: 13
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
  • Please try to be on time for your check-in (which is usually set at 4PM) and in case of delay please send a text message directly to the keyholder.
Location Type:
  • near the sea
  • rural
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
General:
  • Air Conditioning
  • Dialup Access
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Sofa Bed
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
Kitchen:
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Kitchen
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
Dining:
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 13 people
Bathrooms:
  • 5 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , Bidet
    Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , Bidet
    Bathroom 3 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , Bidet
    Bathroom 4 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , Bidet
    Bathroom 5 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , Bidet
Bedrooms:
  • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 13
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Large Double Bed , 1 Cot
    Bedroom 2 - 2 Single Bed
    Bedroom 3 - 1 Large Double Bed , 1 Single Bed
    Bedroom 4 - 1 Large Double Bed , 1 Cot
    Bedroom 5 - 1 Large Double Bed
  • All bedrooms have air-conditioning and a private bathroom.
Entertainment:
  • CD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
Outside:
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • Terrace
  • 13 garden chairs
  • 6 deck chairs
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair accessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Outdoor Pool
  • Private Pool ...
Attractions:
  • autumn foliage
  • bay
  • botanical garden
  • caves
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • laundrette - not serviced
  • forests
  • live theatre
  • marina
  • museums
  • reefs
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • volcano
  • waterfalls
  • winery tours
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • horse riding
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • paragliding
  • pier fishing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • diving
  • ski
  • snorkelling
  • bay fishing
  • caving
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing
Notes:
The private pool (size 10 x 5 m., deep 160 cm) is open from April to the end of October. The rental price includes final cleaning and one set of linen and bathroom towels for each guest.

Reviews

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Country-house with private pool and magnificent view on the Etna and sea
average rating of 4.5142856 based on 37 reviews
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Great views, brilliant pool and loads of bathrooms.

  • 4 of 5

We enjoyed our stay here as it is in a lovely setting and has amazing views of Etna. The villa itself was fine for our party of 10. It was great having a bathroom for each room. Wifi works well but does not reach all rooms. The pool was excellent and had the sun all day. Stoney but lovely beaches and pretty coastal villages close by. I would highly recommend bringing the strongest bug spray available as the mosquitos are incessant.

  • Review Submitted: 25-Aug-2018
  • Date of Stay: August 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

A successful, enjoyable holiday with our extended family

  • 5 of 5

A beautiful old villa, elevated, in the midst of lemon groves. Slightly hard to find as Sat Nav coordinates lead you to the villa by a back way which doesn’t exist. The owners’ directions were sound but it was just as well they phoned and found us at the unidentifiable gate to unlock it. The spacious well tended flat and safe garden with plenty of sun and shade and lawn made it ideal for our grandchildren (1 and 8). It was also large enough for those who want some quiet to hunker down with a book. Good size covered area in the shade to eat.

The views were superb all around, to Etna and the sea. The BBQ was the best for cooking that we have had for many years but would benefit from a light. The pool is clean, of even depth and good for swimming more than a few strokes. The rooms are all clean, cool and private with air conditioning that works.

We really appreciated the many provisions the owners left us on arrival, to include household goods as well as a good variety of foodstuffs and an excellent bottle of wine to tide us over until we could get to the supermarket. The friendly owners visited a couple of times to keep the pool clean, replace towels and linen etc and assured us that they could be contacted if ever we should need their further input, which we didn’t. All nine of us in the extended family had a wonderful holiday,

  • Review Submitted: 17-Jun-2018
  • Date of Stay: May 2018
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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4

Rustic farmhouse villa with great views

  • 4 of 5

We liked the villa, especially the huge pool and the views. It was well equipped and we liked the en suite bedrooms, although because the villa was mainly an old building, they were a bit dark.

The only thing which would have been nice would be the provision of some form of cushions for the outside benches around the large dining table. We love sitting out day or night but the plain wood benches became uncomfortable after a short while. That apart, we liked the situation of the villa, it was a good base for sightseeing and Tiziana was very helpful.

Mike Swann

  • Review Submitted: 16-Oct-2017
  • Date of Stay: September 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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5

Great holiday stay

  • 5 of 5

The property is lovely, great views of Etna and the sea, a lot of room surrounded by green in an lemon grove. Pool and pool area are very nice. Nice, clean rooms. We had a wonderful stay and the owners were very nice and helpful. The only small negative are the mattresses which are hard and uncomfortable and could do with an update, then it would be the perfect place!

  • Review Submitted: 04-Jun-2017
  • Date of Stay: May 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

Beautiful setting and great house!

  • 5 of 5

We have just returned from a week at this great place. We were eight people, three generations, and everyone loved the place. The views of Etna and the sea are just magnificent, and the location is wonderful for a relaxing time. We used the barbeque most nights and sat out enjoying our dinner in the great garden, where the children loved to play. We would be happy to return!

  • Review Submitted: 15-Apr-2017
  • Date of Stay: April 2017
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5

Great farmhouse villa in a lovely location

  • 5 of 5

Very nicely done farmhouse. Was perfect for all of the extended family (10 people) to stay in, great pool.

Owners were very friendly and helpful.

Views of Etna, sea and the area are stunning

  • Review Submitted: 13-Sep-2016
  • Date of Stay: August 2016
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Location

Nearest Airport
25 Kilometres
Catania, Fontanarossa Airport
Nearest Barpub
4 Kilometres
Acireale
Nearest Ferry
25 Kilometres
Catania (boat from Naples)
Nearest Golf
50 Kilometres
Il Picciolo, Castiglione di Sicilia
Nearest Train
3 Kilometres
Acireale
Nearest Motorway
4 Kilometres
Acireale
Nearest Restaurant
2 Kilometres
Acireale
Nearest Ski
20 Kilometres
Etna, Rifugia Sapienza
Car: necessary

Situated near the town of Acireale on the east coast of Sicily, Casale Acqua e Fuoco is a good base from which to visit Taormina, Catania, Mount Etna and the various fascinating villages on its flanks called 'paesi Etnei'. The property is situated 3 km from Acireale, famous for its baroque churches. The picturesque fisherman's villages Santa Maria La Scala and Aci Trezza (5 km) both have pebbled beaches and a small port with vividly painted boats and good restaurants. In summer the villages become a seaside destination for the islanders who enjoy diving off the wooden platforms into the cool Mediterranean waters. The house is located on the highest part of the estate, overlooking an infinite number of lemon trees, huge Mount Etna and the coast as far as Taormina (35 km).

Other Activities: Excursion to Mount Etna, the highest active volcano in Europe

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Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday house around the Acireale,

Rental Basis:
per property
Manager accepts payment in:
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
 
Rate 2018
22 Sep 2018 - 5 Oct 2018
7 night minimum stay
£1,482
for 7 nights
£1,482
 
Notes: Rates are based on 10 guests; add £18 per night, per additional guest
 
Rate 2018
6 Oct 2018 - 19 Oct 2018
7 night minimum stay
£1,187
for 7 nights
£1,187
 
Notes: Rates are based on 10 guests; add £18 per night, per additional guest
 
Incl. Air-conditioning & WiFi
20 Oct 2018 - 12 Apr 2019
7 night minimum stay
£1,205
for 7 nights
£1,205
 
 
Incl. Air-conditioning & WiFi
13 Apr 2019 - 14 Jun 2019
7 night minimum stay
£1,428
for 7 nights
£1,428
 
 
Incl. Air-conditioning & WiFi
15 Jun 2019 - 12 Jul 2019
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
£1,875
for 7 nights
£1,875
 
 
Incl. Air-conditioning & WiFi
13 Jul 2019 - 9 Aug 2019
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
£2,187
for 7 nights
£2,187
 
 
Incl. Air-conditioning & WiFi
10 Aug 2019 - 23 Aug 2019
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
£2,500
for 7 nights
£2,500
 
 
Incl. Air-conditioning & WiFi
24 Aug 2019 - 30 Aug 2019
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
£2,187
for 7 nights
£2,187
 
 
Incl. Air-conditioning & WiFi
31 Aug 2019 - 13 Sep 2019
7 night minimum stay
£1,875
for 7 nights
£1,875
 
 
Incl. Air-conditioning & WiFi
14 Sep 2019 - 1 Nov 2019
7 night minimum stay
£1,741
for 7 nights
£1,741
 

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees

Prices are based on occupation by 1-8 guests. For every extra guest until a max. of 14 persons we ask an extra of 50 euro per guest per week. Prices include use of wireless internet, air-conditioning, final cleaning, linen and towels, water, gas, electricity.
Security deposit = 200 euro.

Manager's Cancellation Policy

  • Cancelled bookings will not receive a refund.
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