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Nice house with terrace and Mt Etna view in quiet surroundings next to Taormina

Bedrooms 2
Separate WC's1
Space 1,076 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 7 - 14 nights


About the property

Upstairs: 2 bedrooms sleep up to 5. Downstairs: living-room, kitchen, terrace

Our house is a very nice place for a relaxing seaside holiday. It is on two floors. Downstairs, there is a spacious living-room with an open plan kitchen and a wide terrace, where you can stay in the sun, or read your books, or dine in the open air. Upstairs, two bedrooms sleep up to 5 people. Both bedrooms have the air conditioning and both bedrooms can be prepared with double beds or single ones. Bathrooms are two, one per floor, upstairs a full bathroom with a shower and downstairs a half bathroom with a WC and the washing machine. There is another shower in the terrace, which is very useful if you want to stay in the sun and when you come back home from the beach. There also is a closet room for your luggage, upstairs. It's not a luxury place, but nothing is missing that you may need for a holiday with family or friends. Our house is a row house, so you have neighbours on both sides. It doesn't face the main street: the street in front of our house is private and protected by a gate, you have a secure parking space for your car.

Member since: 2010
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, Portuguese, Italian
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
23 April, 2018

About The Owner

We are a family from Catania and this house has been a second home for our holidays for many years. Now that our sons have grown up and we don't use this house any longer, we let others use it. We are sure you'll spend beautiful time in this house and in this village, as it always was for us!

The Owner purchased this house in 1990


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

Property Type:
  • house (terraced)
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 1076 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: Flexible
  • /
  • Check-out: Flexible
  • Max. occupancy: 5
  • Max. adults: 5
  • Min. age of primary renter: 20
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
Location Type:
  • near the sea
  • village
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Sports & Activities
  • Air Conditioning
  • Basic Soaps
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Local Maps
  • Parking
  • Sunbed
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 5 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • 1 Separate WC
  • Upstairs - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , Bidet
    Terrace - Outdoor Shower , on the terrace
    Downstairs - Toilet , with washing machine
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 5
  • Etna view - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed , 2 Single Bed
    Balcony - 3 Single Bed , 2 sngle beds can be another king size
  • both bedrooms upstairs and with air conditioning. in the balcony bedroom, 2 single beds can be prepared as another king size.
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Balcony
  • Deck Chairs
  • Beach Towels
  • Terrace
  • Gated Community
  • Barbecue
  • Terrace
  • 2 garden chairs
  • 3 deck chairs
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • autumn foliage
  • botanical garden
  • forests
  • marina
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • volcano
  • water parks
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • fishing
  • hiking
  • pier fishing
  • snorkelling
  • surf fishing
  • swimming
You are only allowed to smoke in the external spaces, terrace downstairs and balcony upstairs. If you need an Internet connection from home, please tell this upon booking: we use a mobile system that could not be available upon your arrival if you don't tell us in advance!


Excellent! 4.7/5 -
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Nice house with terrace and Mt Etna view in quiet surroundings next to Taormina
average rating of 4.7272725 based on 19 reviews
vernouillet 78

location agreable

  • 5 of 5

location tres proche de taormina et de l'etna. tres belle plage aux alentours.

propriétaire tres sympa et de bon conseil.

maison propre et bien tenue.

location un peu bruyante

  • Review Submitted: 18-Sep-2017
  • Date of Stay: August 2017
  • Source: Abritel, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Merci! Malheureusement, le bruit est inevitable dans la semaine du 15 d'aout en Italie proche de la mer. Il n'y a pas de problèmes dans tout le reste de l'année.
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Angenehmer, gut gelegener Ausgangspunkt für einen Sizilien-Besuch

  • 5 of 5

Das Reihenhaus liegt in zweiter Reihe von der Straße und daher etwas ruhiger. Die Ausstattung ist gut: alles, was man braucht, ist vorhanden. Der Zustand der Unterkunft war gut (sauber usw.). Der Kontakt mit dem Vermieter ist sehr freundlich und zuverlässig. Die Abwicklung der Miete lief unkompliziert und am Ende - da wir vom Streik bei unserer Fluggesellschaft betroffen waren - besonders großzügig: glücklicherweise war die Reinigung des Hauses erst für später geplant, so dass wir noch eine Übernachtung dranhängen konnten, um den Ersatzflug zu erreichen.

The row house is in the second row from the street and therefore a bit quieter. The equipment is good: everything you need is available (and clean etc.). The contact with the host is very friendly and reliable. The handling of the rent ran smoothly, and finally - as we were hit by the strike at our airline - very generous: luckily the cleaning of the house was only planned for later, so we could extend for an another overnight stay to reach the next flight.

  • Review Submitted: 01-Nov-2016
  • Date of Stay: October 2016
  • Source: Fewo Direkt, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you. We are pleased to hear that the extra night we offered was of help for you to face the strike. Be back whenever you like!
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Het huis is precies zoals op de foto's

  • 4 of 5

Het huis van de fam. Schillaci is precies zoals op de foto's en van vrijwel alle gemakken voorzien. Ze zorgen zelfs voor strandstoelen, parasols en strandhanddoeken zodat je heerlijk naar het strand kunt zonder zelf alles van huis mee te hoeven slepen. De slaapkamers zijn ruim en van airco voorzien. Iets wat in de zomer erg fijn is, want het kan erg warm worden op Sicilië. Het huisje is inderdaad vlak bij een stenen 'strand', zodat je altijd snel even een duik kunt gaan nemen.

Het huis ligt in een blok van andere vakantiewoningen waarin voornamelijk Italianen verblijven. Dit geeft het gevoel van een Italiaanse volksbuurt.

Bij aankomst moet je eerst een toegangshek door vóór je het huis kunt zien. Je auto staat dus veilig achter een hek óf voor het huis óf op een soort grasveldje vlakbij als er in het smalle straatje bij het huis geen ruimte is.

Het is een mooie uitvalsbasis voor een bezoek aan de Etna en de stadjes aan de oostkant van Sicilië.

  • Review Submitted: 22-Aug-2016
  • Date of Stay: August 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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une location sympa

  • 5 of 5

location calme, wifi, sécurisé (portail electrique pour rentrer son véhicule).

Avons bien aimé pour un petit séjour.

  • Review Submitted: 16-Jan-2016
  • Date of Stay: June 2015
  • Source: Abritel, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Je suis satisfait de voir que que vous avez passé un séjour agréable! J'aimerais saisir cette opportunité pour rappeler que si la WiFi est nécessaire, il est indispensable de nous le dire à la réservation.
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prima huisje

  • 4 of 5

Het was een prima huisje. Alles netjes, schoon, goed ruim voor 4 personen. Airco in de slaapkamers is heel goed gelet op de warmte. Buitendouche die wij bijna dagelijks gebruikten. Tv met satellietontvangst met ned. talige zender, was voor ons prettig (er was kampioenschap volleybal). Keurige badkamer, volop schone handdoeken. Ook comfortabel was dat er grote zeer goede strandbadlakens en stoelen en parasols waren om mee te kunnen nemen naar het strand. Dus een prima huisje, enige was dat er muggen waren, maar als we de "antimug" bakjes aanzetten dan was dat even later over. De beheerder is een plezierige, vriendelijke man, je kon hem bellen als je wilde, hij was er goed volgens afspraak.

Een aanrader voor wie niet het duurste wil maar wel houdt van dat alles op orde is.

Dorp zelf is niet bijzonder maar de zee is heerlijk en Taormina en Siracusa zeer goed bereikbaar en top!

  • Review Submitted: 06-Oct-2014
  • Date of Stay: September 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: I would like to point out that there are two anti-mosquito devices in the house: you plug them and you are fine. About the village where our house is located, it's a small seaside one where you can really get rid of city rhythms and relax. Plus you are not in the middle of nowhere: 2 food shops, 2 cafes and 4 restaurants are open in the village all the year round, and more ones are in town just 1,5 km away!
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très agréable location

  • 5 of 5

Agréable location, très bien équipée et très propre. On profite de la terrasse, située au sud. De la cuisine, on voit l'Etna et ses éruptions le soir.

On peut rayonner vers Taormine et autour de l'Etna. La plage que nous avons le plus appréciée est celle située à 900 m de la location: plage gratuite, parking gratuit, douche gratuite. Les parasols, les sièges de plage et la glacière nous ont été très utiles.

La climatisation est fonctionnelle et utile au mois d'Août.

Le propriétaire est sympathique. Conclusion: Agréable séjour à Riposto.

  • Review Submitted: 29-Sep-2014
  • Date of Stay: August 2014
  • Source: Abritel, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Merci, en effet dans la zone de Risposto il y a beaucoup de plage gratuite même en août! Ce n'est pas si commun en Italie.
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Nearest Airport
35 Kilometres
Catania CTA
Nearest Barpub
200 Metres
several ones
Nearest Ferry
60 Kilometres
Nearest Train
3 Kilometres
Nearest Motorway
6 Kilometres
Nearest Restaurant
200 Metres
several ones
Nearest Ski
30 Kilometres
Etna Sud
Nearest Beach
200 Metres
Torre Archirafi
Car: necessary

Our house is located at Torre Archirafi, a village of about 1000 dwellers on the upper east coast of Sicily, halfway between Catania and Taormina. Formerly a fishing village, Torre Archirafi has turned into a more modern place for leisure activities without losing its soul: if you like the idea of staying in close contact with the sea, you'll find a shelter in this place, which is never too crowded despite being so close both to Catania and to central Taormina. The village is small enough for enjoying quietness and living at very low speed, but not so small as to feeling in the middle of nowhere: you have your local food shops and your local pub, and a few cafes and restaurants all within walking distance, and people come from nearby towns for an evening stroll on the seaside walk in the evening.

The variety of landscape is enormous for such a small area, enclosed by the Ionian Sea on one side and by the cone of Mount Etna on the other one. Along the coast, you have three different marine environments within easy reach: a few metres of the house, the coastline was reshaped by ancient lava flows coming from Mount Etna, and features a series of small bays fringed by black rocks with interesting sea bottoms to watch; a gorgeous wide pebbly beach starts 3 km north of the house, with crystal clear waters; further north and closer to Taormina, you have the only sandy beach on the upper east coast of Sicily, in the town of Giardini-Naxos. The seaside walk also takes you to the nearby town of Riposto, 2 km away: this is a tourist harbour, and also the main fishing harbour on the east coast of Sicily, and hosts a daily market with fresh local vegetables and any sort of fish you may want to try!

Inland, Mount Etna dominates this area and you can reach the top in a 30 minutes drive by car. The Etna wine is produced on the hills between the coast and the top of the volcano, featuring a typical "wine valley" atmosphere. You can take wonderful hiking trips along the east slope or visit the gorge of river Alcantara, separating Mt Etna from the Nebrodi Mountains. You will need to hire a car to do this, and with a car you can also use our house as your headquarters for visiting Sicily: the motorway is just 6 km away and you can move fast towards many interesting destinations. To name a few, Taormina and the top of Mount Etna can be reached in less than 30 minutes; Catania, the gorge of river Alcantara, the wine route of Mount Etna and the north coast can be reached in less than one hour; Siracusa, the south east, central Sicily and the Nebrodi mountains are one hour and a half away by car. You also have a railway station at Giarre, 3 km away of the house, for moving along the coast without driving, and there is a historic railway going inland around Mount Etna: the closest station is at Riposto, a couple of km north of the house.


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday house in Riposto, Sicily

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event Price
1 - 2018
24 Apr 2018 - 9 May 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add £9 per night, per additional guest
1 - 2018
8 Jun 2018 - 17 Jun 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add £9 per night, per additional guest
Late August 2018
27 Aug 2018 - 9 Sep 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add £9 per night, per additional guest
Late Summer early booking 2018
10 Sep 2018 - 4 Nov 2018
9 night minimum stay
for 9 nights
November 2018
5 Nov 2018 - 9 Dec 2018
14 night minimum stay
for 14 nights
My Standard Rate
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add £9 per night, per additional guest

Additional pricing information

cleaning ménage £26.25
Refundable Damage Deposit £87.5
bed linen bath towels £8.75

Internet: disponibile da casa come costo extra, SOLO se richiesto al momento della prenotazione.

Wifi available as an extra charge, ONLY if requested upon booking.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.
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