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Villa with garden and private pool

People10
Bedrooms 5
Bathrooms4
Space 2,690 sq. ft.
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 5 nights

Overview

About the property

Great view over sea and archaeological park of the Ancient Roman Baths

Garden with mediterranean plants, olive trees, palms and ornamental and fruit plants. Great view on the sea and archaeological park of the Ancient Roman Baths of Santa Venera al Pozzo, in the atmosphere of the gardens of the 'Lemon Riviera', in the typical mediterranean vegetation (indian figs, olive, lemons, oranges, mandarins, peaches, loquats, figs, pomegranates, cherries, etc), to 8 minutes from the sea (Capo Mulini), 50 min from the peak of Etna mount, 40 min from Taormina (by freeway), 30 min from the Catania airport (by freeway). In the ground floor of the house there is a bedroom, bathroom, kitchen, fire-place, living and dining room; in the upper floor: living room, 3 bedrooms, 2 balconies and 2 bathrooms. In the dependence: terrace, living room, open kitchen, bathroom, upper floor with bedroom. It is possible to book villa and pool (in this case nobody will be in the dependence)

Great pool of extraordinary sight and beauty, with 2 entries, 2 hydro-massage places for 6 persons, springboard, water games, outdoor shower; the lava rock and the exposure in sunlight for the entire day maintains the water to ideal temperature for bathes also by night. Villa and pool are in a quiet agricultural area, with an easy access through an hundred meters of road recently paved with stones, like in ancient age, being an area with archaeological safeguard. The manager of the villa lives nearby for possible assistance.

In the summer, there are regular activities of irrigation of the lemon plants, gardening and cut of the grass, and maintenance of the pool.

More Details

Owner
Owner / Manager
Member since: 2010
Speaks English, French, German, Spanish, Italian
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
28 April, 2017

Guestbook comments from the owner

Magnifique villa, spacieuse, au calme, et verdoyante... décoration raffinée. Accueille PARFAIT et piscine juste idéale!! A conseiller fortement!"
Jun 2010
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Facilities

Accommodation and facilities for this holiday villa in Aci Catena in Province of Catania

Property Type:
  • villa
Meals:
  • Self-catering
Housekeeping:
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 2690 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 10
  • pets considered
  • children welcome
Location Type:
  • rural
Theme:
  • Family
  • Luxury
General:
  • Air Conditioning
  • Fireplace
  • Firewood
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking
  • Security System
  • Sofa Bed
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
Kitchen:
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Microwave
  • Oven
Dining:
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 10 people
Bathrooms:
  • 4 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath with Shower , Bidet
    Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , Bidet
    Bathroom 3 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , Bidet
    Bathroom 6 - Outdoor Shower
    Bathroom 5 - Bath with Shower , dependance
Bedrooms:
  • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Double Bed , 1 Cot
    Bedroom 2 - 1 Double Bed
    Bedroom 3 - 1 Double Bed
    Bedroom 4 - 1 Double Bed
    Bedroom 5 - 1 Large Double Bed , dependance
    Bedroom 6 - 1 Sofa bed/Futon , dependance
Entertainment:
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
Outside:
  • Balcony
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • Patio
  • Tennis ...
  • Terrace
  • 10 garden chairs
  • 6 deck chairs
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair accessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Outdoor Pool
  • Private Pool
Attractions:
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • volcano
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • mountain biking
  • mountaineering
  • sailing
  • diving
  • ski
  • surfing
  • swimming
Notes:
In the summer, there are regular activities of irrigation of the lemon plants, gardening and cut of the grass. The manager of the villa lives nearby for possible assistance.

Reviews

Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
(17 traveller reviews)

Villa with garden and private pool
average rating of 4.882353 based on 18 reviews
5

Sicilian Seclusion

  • 5 of 5

My family and I have just returned from a 9-day stint at this stunning property that we have affectionately termed "Lemon Grove Villa." The photos don't do justice to the idyllic setting or high-end accommodations at this rental. This property is clearly loved by the family that owns it and served as a luxurious base for our vacation in Eastern Sicily.

20+ meters in length and 3 meters in depth, the swimming pool is probably the best residential pool I have ever seen. Giant boulders of lava rest inside the pool which I assume serve to trap the sun's heat as well as to provide a uniquely Sicilian bathing experience, complete with an infinity edge view over the hillside and beyond to the Ionian Sea. A nearby grape vine-entwined pergola offers full daytime shelter from the blazing sun, where you can dry comfortably amidst wafts of honeysuckle.

The house is full of extras, including a hammock, comfortable outdoor couches, well stocked bar, 8mbps reliable internet, and even a pizza oven!

As other reviewers have pointed out and as we were all-too prepared for, the hard beds were the only conspicuous weakness at Lemon Grove Villa, although this is a common problem we have run into across Italy. Goldilocks would not approve of these beds. We found that they could be softened with the help of the lounge chair mats from the pool. Incidentally, the bed in the "casole", or guest house, is much softer than the beds in the main house.

GPS was critical in finding Lemon Grove Villa and navigating around the vicinity in general. Both Apple Maps and Google Maps will identify the property if you search for "Via Brinzio" and select the resulting entry in Aci Catena.

Grazie mille to the Urso family for sharing your slice of paradise with us.

  • Review Submitted: Jul 31, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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College Station, TX
5

Luxury Home in Sicily

  • 5 of 5

This home has everything you can imagine for a vacation in paradise. The pictures are very accurate. The pool is amazing! The home is absolutely beautiful. It is not like many rental properties which have just the basics. This house and property obviously belongs to a family that loves and takes care of property. I felt privileged to stay in such a magnificent home. The AC did not work when we arrived on a hot day. But they sent someone out immediately to fix it. The property is difficult to find since the streets in Sicily are not well marked. We loved our visit and would definitely like to return some day!

  • Review Submitted: Jul 16, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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4

Beautiful villa, great service

  • 4 of 5

Lovely villa, all features described accurately as in the listing. Paola was very helpful with information and instructions beforehand, and Pietro and his grandmother were fantastically welcoming when we arrived. They explained all the features and facilities to us, and they had taken a lot of time and care to make sure the property was spotless when we arrived. Grandmama had even baked us some cookies, a lovely touch. The instructions to reach the property were a little confusing, and could be improved

The house is wonderfully spacious, with two great outside patios; one which we used at mealtimes, and the other at the pool. The pool itself is fantastic - big and deep enough to swim properly, easy access, and well located in the garden with trees and a view. The air conditioning was much appreciated in the summer heat. The kitchen is a little small and cramped compared to the rest of the house, but well-equipped (except no kettle!!) . Some of the family found the beds too hard (this has been commented on by previous guests). Amenities in the immediate area are limited, but plenty within a 10-20 km radius, and Paolo provided some good information beforehand, so this wasn't a surprise.

Overall, we can certainly recommend this - it was expensive, but the property itself, and the excellent service provided by Paolo & Pietro justifies the cost.

  • Review Submitted: Jul 9, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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4

Scillian Tranquility

  • 4 of 5

We had a lovely holiday at a pretty well equipped villa, with a beautiful pool and garden. I would recommend this villa, the only complaint was the very hard beds.

  • Review Submitted: Oct 2, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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Omer Israel
5

Lovely villa for family members

  • 5 of 5

The villa was just perfect for our family reunion.

We found it clean with all the amnesties that made our stay pleasurable . All the necessary service are at at close reach. We all enjoyed the wonderful swimming pool.

  • Review Submitted: Sep 22, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

Schöne Villa mit absolut traumhaftem Pool & Garten

  • 5 of 5

Wir buchten die Villa für eine Woche mit unseren Kindern (15+18 Jahren) sowie den Grosseltern. Die Besitzerin Anna ist sehr sympathisch und hat zur Begrüssung sogar Biscottis für uns gebacken! Die Villa ist super ausgestattet und die Lage perfekt für Ausflüge und Restaurantbesuche. Der riesengrosse Pool ist absolut traumhaft und die Sicht ebenfalls. Der Garten ist riesengross und perfekt zum Spielen. Wir können dieses Objekt jederzeit weiterempfehlen.

  • Review Submitted: Oct 20, 2014
  • Date of Stay: Oct 2014
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Location

Nearest Airport
25 Kilometres
Catania Fontanarossa
Nearest Barpub
4 Kilometres
Acireale
Nearest Ferry
15 Kilometres
Catania
Nearest Golf
45 Kilometres
Il Picciolo, Castiglione di Sicilia
Nearest Train
2 Kilometres
Acireale
Nearest Motorway
6 Kilometres
Acireale
Nearest Restaurant
300 Metres
Nearest Ski
30 Kilometres
Mount Etna (Rifugio Sapienza)
Nearest Beach
2 Kilometres
Acitrezza, Capo Mulini
Car: necessary

The villa is situated between Acireale and Acitrezza; to 8 minutes from the sea, 45 min from the summit of Etna mount, 40 min from Taormina (by free-way), 30 min from Catania (by free-way). The guests may enjoy the astonishing pool but also the nearby sea with seashore of lava or sand; the fish in the restaurants of Acitrezza as the sweets in Acireale surrounded by its baroque. The excursions of a single day may reach also Syracuse and Agrigento, their museums and archaeological sites.

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Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday villa in Aci Catena, Sicily

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
EUR
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
 
Period 1
8 Apr 2017 - 26 May 2017
5 night minimum stay
£2,226
for 5 nights
£3,116
 
 
Period 2
27 May 2017 - 30 Jun 2017
5 night minimum stay
£2,406
for 5 nights
£3,369
 
 
Period 3
1 Jul 2017 - 28 Jul 2017
5 night minimum stay
£2,797
for 5 nights
£3,916
 
 
Period 4
29 Jul 2017 - 1 Sep 2017
5 night minimum stay
£3,068
for 5 nights
£4,295
 
 
Period 5
2 Sep 2017 - 29 Sep 2017
5 night minimum stay
£2,166
for 5 nights
£3,032
 
 
Period 6
30 Sep 2017 - 19 Nov 2017
5 night minimum stay
£1,925
for 5 nights
£2,695
 

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees

Payments by credit card or bank transfer.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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