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house with terrace on the sea, reduction and private footbridge

Bedrooms 4
Space 1,829 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 nights


About the property

House with 4 rooms, hall and until 13 places read in village of fishermen

The house is between Taormina and Catania at the foot of mount Etna, in a small fishermen’s village called Pozzillo. The house rests on the age-old lavic cliff and it has an enchanted and privileged view on the luxurious Timpa (an area of typical fauna on the hillsides) of Praiola and on solitary and wonderful bays.

Pozzillo is the ideal location to spend a holiday. It is immersed in nature, but with the opportunity of visiting the most charming places of oriental Sicily: Acireale, an ancient baroque town; Catania, well-known not only for its distinctive nightlife but also for its huge artistic and cultural patrimony; Taormina, the pearl of the Ionian sea, famous for its beautiful bays; Siracusa and its magnificent Greek theatre; Ragusa, renowned for its ornate baroque architecture.

The house above the sea

Casa Pizziddu (Pizziddu House), recently renovated, enjoys a magnificent position. It has its own private descent to the sea with all the necessary equipment.

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About Us

via porpetto 158/a

Member since: 2009
Premier Partner

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

Speaks English, French, Italian
Response time:
Within a few hours
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Calendar last updated:
19 July, 2018


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday house in Acireale in Province of Catania

Property Type:
  • house
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 1829 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: Flessibile / Check-out: Flessibile
  • Max. occupancy: 12
  • pets considered
  • Events Allowed
  • children welcome
  • smoking allowed
Location Type:
  • beach
  • near the sea
  • waterfront
  • Adventure
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Air Conditioning
  • Lift
  • Garage
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Wood Stove
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 14 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bagno 1 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , Bidet
    - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 12
  • Camera da letto 1 - 1 Large Double Bed , 1 Sofa bed/Futon , DIVANO 2 POSTI VISTA MARE
    Camera da letto 2 - 1 Large Double Bed , 1 Single Bed , PARETE ATTREZZATA DI LIBRERIA
    Camera da letto 4 - 1 Large Double Bed
    Camera da letto 3 - 1 Large Double Bed
    living room - 1 Sofa bed/Futon , divano letto 2 posti
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Music Library
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Toys
  • Video Library
  • Balcony
  • Bicycles
  • Boat
  • Terrace
  • Barbecue
  • 14 bicycles
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • autumn foliage
  • bay
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • library
  • live theatre
  • marina
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • volcano
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • eco tourism
  • outlet shopping
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • hiking
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • diving
  • bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water tubing


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house with terrace on the sea, reduction and private footbridge
average rating of 5.0 based on 10 reviews
Desborough, Northamptonshire, UK

Very Basic, But Spacious accomadation, it served it's purpose very well & can't be faulted

  • 5 of 5

We decided on this Villa as it was very spacious and offered the sleeping accomadation we required of up to 10-12 people as we had a family wedding in Taormina and it served it's purpose very well.

Its very spacious but is basic with no frills or extra's but thats not a criticism as we knew exactly what we was renting but we didn't expect the strong smell of tobacco smoke as we arrived and i would recommend Michele to stop any future occupants from smoking within the villa, the stunning views over the mediterranean sea from the balcony are breathtaking and if anyone is able to rise at the crack of dawn you will witness the most beautiful sunrise ever over over the mediterranean sea.

The rooms are very large and all the beds and linen are clean and very comfortable, the kitchen and dining room offer the bare esentials for what was needed and was more than adequate.

It was ideally situated for my sons wedding and is in a ideal spot to venture out to other places of interest but the town of Pozzillo is a dead beat town with hardly any human activity, shops or anything whatsoever of interest and i strongly anybody renting this villa to make sure they have there own means of transport as the local bus or any public service is non-existant.

We met Michele on the day of our arrival and his English was good and he was very friendly and accomadating and was very discreet and kept his distance and maybe too much as we couldn't log on to the wi-fi (three adults tried & failed) we contacted him on th the phone number given about wi-fi issues and messages left about the problem as well as our one day early departure on numerous occasions but no reply and contact was received from Michele prior to our departure we left one day early without handing over the keys to him.

Also guests need to obtain Mosquito repellent as we were bitten beyond belief on our first night of arrival.

But all in all our stay still receives a 5 star rating, only recommendation i can offer is,

1. Don't let Michele leave until all your appliance, Phones Laptops etc are connected to the wi-fi.

2. Michele stops all smoking within the villa,

3. Make sure occupants have their own transport to venture out of Pozzillo.

4. Come prepared with any anti Mosquito repellant on your arrival or you will regret it.

5. Make sure your up early enough to witness a sunrise over the Mediterranean as apart from the wedding it was the next best highlight of our stay.

But still VERY happy with our stay.

  • Review Submitted: 07-Oct-2017
  • Date of Stay: September 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

Incredible location, extremely helpful and flexible host. Jump into the water, take a few strokes turn around and enjoy the view of Etna!

  • Review Submitted: 31-Jul-2017
  • Date of Stay: July 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for your review, and still thanks for leaving the house in perfect order and cleanliness. I wish you and your family to always make wonderful trips.
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Fabulous location to experience the real Sicily

  • 5 of 5

The house was lovely with plenty of room for our party of 9. The views from the terrace were simply sensational and waking up to the sounds of the sea with amazing sunrises whilst lying in bed is a memory I will never forget. The fishing village is very authentic - we were able to watch tuna and swordfish being unloaded straight into vans to go to restaurants and markets and buy supper from the village's beautiful wooden fishing kiosk. It also seems to be the place to get your wedding photos locally as we were privileged to witness a number of many happy couples at the harbour getting their photos done. We had incredible views of Etna and were well-placed to visit there and Taormina as well as the Alcantara Gorge. Michele the owner was very helpful and nothing was too much trouble for him. Fantastic.

  • Review Submitted: 08-Jul-2017
  • Date of Stay: June 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Julie, Thanks for your wonderful review. I am very grateful to you. I wish you all to make wonderful trips. With sympathy and gratitude Michele
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This is THE most amazing property!! If you want a balcony on the sea, total peace and quiet, BOOK!!

  • 5 of 5

You absolutely have to have a car.

You are in deepest Sicily, completely off the beaten track. The owner, Michele, is your life-line, and he could not be more helpful. However, there is nothing in Pozzillo - so ask Michele for a basic grocery shop if you are arriving late. There is a tiny pizzeria and a bar, but they seem to be erratically open, and frequented by true Sicilian males.

There is a fish market (kiosk) daily, and while I really enjoyed seeing the boats gently chugging in, I am not really into fish.

The villa is STUNNING!! There is a very good supermarket 20 minutes away, and frankly, you come to this place to get away from it all.

It is like all Sicily, very well built, but with a gentile faded grandeur.

But the showers are hot, the toilets work, and this is why we go away!

Do bring mosquito repellent, as they LOVE the English!! We actually only had a problem one night, but always good to be warned.

You come here to have that balcony almost over the sea. It is just amazing, as it makes you stop: which as a hard working professional I REALLY value. Waking up in the morning, opening the shutters and the windows, and having the sun beating through to the bed is incredible.

To have that noise of the sea, and that balcony to have a glass or two.

I would certainly go back to this villa.

  • Review Submitted: 14-Apr-2017
  • Date of Stay: March 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you very much Mrs. Hill, for your kind words on my house. I will be happy to still have you as my guests I wish you many happy days. Best regards Michele
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Fantastic view.

  • 5 of 5

Great stay. Owner is lovely and very accommodating

  • Review Submitted: 04-Feb-2017
  • Date of Stay: January 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you very much !! I hope really that you have do an pleasure stay In Sicily and in my house.
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maison super

  • 5 of 5

Cet endroit est magnifique en face la mer. L'accueil du propriétaire a été au delà de nos espérances. Jamais cela nous était arrivé............ Merci à lui. Maison très agréable et très spacieuse. A refaire avec plaisir

  • Review Submitted: 19-Jun-2018
  • Date of Stay: June 2018
  • Source: Abritel, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Merci bien!!! Au revoir...vous et vos amis serez toujours les bienvenus Michele
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Nearest Airport
25 Kilometres
Airport of Catania
Nearest Barpub
100 Metres
bar of village
Nearest Ferry
18 Kilometres
Port of Catania
Nearest Golf
70 Kilometres
Castiglione di Sicilia
Nearest Train
8 Kilometres
Railway station of Acireale
Nearest Motorway
6 Kilometres
escape of acireale of the freeway Messina Catania
Nearest Restaurant
200 Metres
tavern of the fisherman
Nearest Ski
40 Kilometres
Nearest Beach
5 Metres
Of forehead house
Car: recommended


Prices & Availability

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Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund for cancellations more than 7 days before check-in date.
  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 14 days before check-in date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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