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A traditional Sicilian house situated in a rural position on the edge of town

Bedrooms 2
Space 1,399 sq. ft.
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 2 - 3 nights


About the property

A traditional Sicilian house situated in a rural position on the edge of town

Casetta Isabella is set amongst vineyards and olive groves yet only a twenty minute walk to Zafferana main square. The property as been renovated in keeping with the rustic character of a traditional Sicilian country cottage , the thick walls keeping it cool in the summer and cosy during winter.

A well equipped home with gas central heating for the winter months . It comprises of: downstairs bathroom with shower, large fully equipped kitchen with table and chairs, gas hob, electric oven, fridge/freezer and a pizza oven, spacious living room with TV, DVD player, two sofas, dining area with table, stairs taking you to main bedroom and bathroom with bath and shower, access to upper terrace. The second downstairs room has a bed settee, stairs to the second bedroom and access to lower patio.

Outside on the patio is a barbecue , covered area with table and chairs and sink area a lovely place for outdoor meals, the upper terrace as excellent views of Mount Etna and the coast enabling you to see mainland Italy. Also there is a garden with a good selection of fruit trees which guests can pick when ready.

Zafferana is a busy little town with lovely historical architecture, the church is a must, it has an amphitheatre which holds performances throughout summer, known for its local honey and wine it is an ideal location for visiting Mount Etna, local wineries, beautiful beaches, Catania, skiing in winter, hiking, historic town and Taormina.

There are books and dvds which guests are welcome to read or watch. If you are looking for a traditional home set in a quite rural position but only a short walk to the centre of town this is for you.

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Calendar last updated:
21 May, 2018

Why Susan chose Zafferana Etnea

The location suited me as I prefer living in the countryside on walking into the property I fell in love with its quirky character it felt homely. It's an on going project in the garden as it had not been worked on for two years. It's away from the hustle bustle of the town centre.


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday cottage in Zafferana Etnea in Province of Catania

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 1399 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Mountain View
  • Ocean View
  • rural
  • village
  • Away From It All
  • Historic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wood Stove
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen ...
  • Oven ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Downstairs bathroom comprises of wash basin, toilet, bidet and shower. Upstairs bathroom comprises of wash basin, toilet, bath with shower and bidet.
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Two separate bedrooms each with a double bed and the sitting room as a double bed settee
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Music Library
  • Television
  • Video Library
  • Balcony
  • Terrace
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible ...
  • arboretum
  • autumn foliage
  • churches
  • festivals
  • forests
  • library
  • live theatre
  • pond
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • horse riding
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • laundrette - serviced
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • diving
  • ski
  • tennis
The property manager can organise car rental, airport transfers and tours at a fee if required. He speaks fluent English and Italian


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A traditional Sicilian house situated in a rural position on the edge of town
average rating of 4.75 based on 4 reviews

Ideal location for exploring

  • 5 of 5

My husband and his friend are very keen cyclists and the location of this property is perfect for exploring the Etna area, either by bike or for walkers/hikers. It is perfectly equipped and has everything you could possibly need. The view from the balcony is beautiful with the sea on one side and the mountains on the other. The owner, Susan, was extremely helpful both before they traveled and when they were at the property.

  • Review Submitted: 04-Apr-2018
  • Date of Stay: March 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

Una accoglienza come poche, mai vista tanta cortesia, sia all'ingresso che a fine soggiorno, Sebastiano è Eccezionale. La casa è ben atttezzata, non manca nulla, arredata e ristrutturata con gusto, molto particolare, veramente bella, tra l'altro anche la sua posizione è strategica, consiglio vivamente di soggiornarci.Susan molto carina e i suoi modi molto graziosi. Grazie di tutto, torneremo appena possibile!!!

  • Review Submitted: 19-Aug-2017
  • Date of Stay: August 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: What a lovely family... it was a pleasure to have them stay in my home. Mario and his family left this morning after a two week stay, immaculate that is how they left my home even washed the linen.. I would welcome them back anytime Mario your family are a credit to you ...!!! Kindest regards to you Susan
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Tolles Haus in wunderschöner Umgebung und Ätna-Ausblick

  • 4 of 5

Ich habe mit meiner Familie Ende Oktober das Haus gemietet. Es hat alles perfekt gepasst, Sebastiano, der uns die Schlüssel mit allen relevanten Informationen übers Haus/die Stadt/Sizilien übergeben hat, ist super nett, pünktlich und kümmert sich um alles. Unser "Welcome-Gift" war ein Obst-Korb am Esstisch.

Wir waren 4 Personen, aber das Haus würde perfekt auch für 6-7 Leute reichen. Ein Tipp: sollte die Reise nicht mehr im Sommer stattfinden, sollte man Sebastiano unbedingt nach der Heizung fragen! Wir dachten uns es gibt keine und sind mit Jacke vorm TV gesessen - war aber unser Fehler, wir hätten einfach zu fragen brauchen.

Sonst hat uns wirklich alles sehr gut gefallen, man hat überall im Haus genug Platz und ist mit allem ausgestattet, was man sonst auch immer gebrauchen kann. Die Lage ist sehr ruhig, zum Ätna braucht man mit dem Auto ungefähr 40 Minuten. In Catania ist man in 30 Minuten, Taormina liegt auch nicht weit weg.

Wir würden auf jeden Fall nochmal hin! :)

  • Review Submitted: 03-Nov-2017
  • Date of Stay: October 2017
  • Source: Fewo Direkt, from HomeAway
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Une maison très confortable, entièrement rénovée

  • 5 of 5

Maison très agréable, pratique, bien équipée et propre. C'était vraiment sympa de pouvoir manger sur la terrasse, et se faire une grillade au barbecue. Depuis la terrasse à l'étage, on peut voir l'Etna et la mer.

Susan, la propriétaire, est extrêmement gentille et soucieuse du bien-être de ses hôtes. Sur place, nous avons été accueillis par Sebastiano. Il a été accueillant, très disponible et a pris le temps pour nous. Il nous a également renseigné sur les endroits à visiter dans les environs. Il parle couramment l'italien et l'anglais.

La maison est à la campagne, située légèrement en dehors de Zafferana, mais juste à quelques minutes en voiture du centre du village.

C'est l'endroit idéal pour monter sur l'Etna et visiter Catania, Taormina, tout en profitant aussi de la mer qui est à une dizaine de minutes en voiture.

Nous avons passé un très bon séjour dans cette maison, nous nous sommes sentis vraiment comme à la maison. Si nous revenons dans la région, nous retournerons ici, c'est certain !

Un grand merci à Susan, Sebastiano et à son épouse pour leur accueil et leur gentillesse. Nous gardons un excellent souvenir.

Rina, Christophe et famille.

  • Review Submitted: 11-Aug-2017
  • Date of Stay: July 2017
  • Source: Homelidays, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: It was a pleasure to have Rina and her family as guest they were very clean and tidy. I had really good feed back and would welcome them any time. Susan
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Nearest Airport
20 Miles
Car: recommended

Situated on the edge of town in rural position, 1.3 kilometres to town main square, there is an amphitheater, park, restaurants, ice cream ,coffee shops, market, shops also churches and buildings of historic interest in town. There are several supermarkets the nearest is a five minute walk, a monument were the larva stopped before taking the town of Zafferana. Mount Etna is an active volcano and a trip is a must in the winter months you can ski , also I like to sit on the terrace and watch her puffing out steam or this year the lava . Go wine tasting at one of the local wineries then the honey tasting. The nearest beach is a fifteen minute drive and there are lovely little towns to visit , a day trip to Taormina which is a forty five minute drive then the castles and marina all worth a visit.


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday cottage in Zafferana Etnea, Sicily

Rental Basis:
per property
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
19 May 2018 - 15 Sep 2018
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add £10 per night, per additional guest
New year
31 Dec 2018 - 2 Jan 2019
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add £10 per night, per additional guest

Additional pricing information

Cleaning fee £25

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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