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Beautiful villa with private garden between the Etna vulcan and Taormina

7 Reviews
Bedrooms 3
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 7 nights

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Photos and Description of this 3 bedroom holiday home in Zafferana Etnea - villa with private garden

Vacation home, 8 persons, 3 bedrooms, garden

Lovely villa with private garden, situated at the slopes of the Etna in the heart of Mediterranean vegetation. The whole house is comfortable and offers accommodation for 7/8 people. It is well equipped and very tasteful decorated. Pisano is the perfect vacation village for people who want to evade from daily stress live and enjoy his vacation in whole silence. The special position between sea and Etna offers interesting excursion goals of the whole eastern coast like Taormina, Acireale, Catania, Siracusa and so on. Even in winter the Etna volcano emanates a particular charm, its snow-covered slopes make skiing on the Etna a wonderful experience. Interesting winter disciplines such as alpine skiing, cross country, Nordic skiing, snowboarding can be practiced surrounded by a breathtaking landscape, characterized by snowy slopes and black lava rocks, everything enriched by a magical blue sea background.

  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • smoking allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible

Vera Pellegrino
Member since: 2008
Speaks English, French, German, Italian
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20 October, 2016
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based on 7 holidaymaker reviews

Beautiful villa with private garden between the Etna vulcan and Taormina
average rating of 4.571429 based on 7 reviews

A good base for a holiday in North East Sicily

  • 5 of 5

We very much enjoyed staying in this villa. The house is spacious, certainly big enough for the four of us staying. The house is fronted by a large veranda on two levels; we enjoyed eating outside most days, including breakfast, and this was in mid-October.

It is a clean and tidy property, the only potential downside for larger groups is that there is only one bathroom.

There are nice views of Etna and out to the Med, though you do not get a full view of Etna as it is partly obscured by a lower ridge.

The road is very quite, though I agree with a previous reviewer that the entrance is quite dangerous.

We found no great problems getting to places from the Villa, Zafferana is not too far from the nearest Autostrade. Be prepared for the fact that the Autostrade is a toll road, though we never paif more than 3 Euros; most journeys we did were less than 1.

If you want to enjoy Etna, make sure you bring appropriate clothing - it was very cold at the car park, and that is nowhere near the top. Make sure you visit Etna!

I also think that a car is a must for this part of Sicily, we would have struggled without one.

  • Review Submitted: Oct 24, 2009
  • Date of Stay: Oct 2009
  • Source: HomeAway
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Stupenda vacanza

  • 5 of 5

Abbiamo appena trascorso una vacanza magnifica... La villa è favolosa, ci sono tutti i confort ed è vicinissima sia al mare che alla montagna ( l'Etna ) . Eravano 7 amici e ci siamo divertiti e rilassati tanto. Grazie anche a Vera che è stata squisita .


  • Review Submitted: Aug 24, 2010
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2010
  • Source: HomeAway
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Nice house, shame about the weather!

  • 3 of 5

We've just returned from a week here. There is plenty of room in the house and the furniture is comfortable. Everything we needed was supplied (kitchen equipment, linens etc). It was very clean but there were a lot of trip hazards in the way of rugs, and various ornaments and nick-nacks around the place giving it a slightly fussy feel. My 4-year-old loved the grapes and peaches growing in the garden. There are a lot of steps (2 flights) up to the front door so it isn't really suitable for those with mobility difficulties. Views to Etna and the sea on a clear day are tremendous - and so are the thunderstorms! The house is in a cul-de-sac but the exit to the main road is extremely dangerous with no visibility in either direction. A mirror across the road helps only a little. There was a bad road accident at that spot during our stay. While the location looks convenient on the map, the reality of the narrow winding roads and the Sicilian way of driving means that it takes longer to reach your destination than you might expect. Having said that, 40 minutes drive will take you to innumerable walking spots on the volcano, or to the cable car station to the summit. About an hour to Taormina and Catania airport. Pisano itself isn't much of a place (and despite the proximity, the nature of the road means it is not possible to walk there). Zafferana (20 mins drive) is a nice place to while away a couple of hours. Nearest sandy beach is north of Taormina just below the autostrada exit. I personally wouldn't return to this particular house, but it gives an ideal and comfortable base for anyone interested in mountain activities in particular.

  • Review Submitted: Oct 6, 2009
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2009
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: I’m sorry when travelers make a wrong choice and then complaint about things that have nothing to do with the house. First of all, I provided everything needed to make their stay comfortable, I also added a cot for their baby as required but I cannot change weather conditions. When choosing the month of September/October for your holiday you must consider the possibility of thunderstorms. In autumn there can be beautiful sunny days with high temperatures but also rain and thunderstorms. There are some steps up to the house but as indicated in the advertisement, the place is not recommended for wheelchairs, anyway these travelers had no mobility difficulties. The roads in the surroundings are well paved and large enough for transit, this means that places to visit can be reached without particular difficulties. The accident mentioned was caused by the bad weather conditions that obscured visibility of the mirror and not by the nature of the road. The distances indicated by this traveler are not accurate (6 minutes drive to Zafferana and not 20), nearest beaches are Acitrezza and Fondachello (12 and 25 minutes drive). 25/30 minutes drive to the Etna volcano and cable car station, 40 minutes drive to the airport and Taormina. I always try to be helpful for people staying in my house and I am always available to give information and recommend the best itineraries but bad weather cannot be attributed to the owner, for me it’s really important that my guests are satisfied.
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Petrosino (TP) Italia Sicilia

vito mezzapelle

  • 5 of 5

Slendida struttura adatta per una vacanza di relax sia al mare che in montagna, confortevole ampia comoda attrezzata di tutto l'occorrente per trascorrere una vacanza spensierata insieme alla famiglia o agli amici, ben posizionata per raggiungere le più belle città turistiche della Sicilia orientale. Colgo l'occasione per un saluto alla proprietaria per la bella accoglienza riservataci e per la sua disponibilità.

  • Review Submitted: Jun 9, 2010
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2009
  • Source: HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

Wir sind vier Erwachsene und waren für eine Woche in dem Haus zu Besuch. Hierfür war es perfekt. Die Beschreibung des Hauses übertreibt nicht. Es ist sehr großzügig angelegt und äußerst gepflegt. Die Lage ist sehr ruhig. Absolutes Highlight ist die Terrasse. Man kann durch Drehen des Stuhls wählen, ob man lieber auf den Ätna oder das Meer blicken möchte. Der Garten ist sehr schön angelegt und vermittelt mediterranes Flair. Wenn es mal kühler ist, lässt es sich auch wunderbar in Küche oder Wohnzimmer essen. Die Küche genügt mit ihrer Ausstattung normalen Anforderungen. Sehr praktisch ist der Abstellplatz für das Auto. Bedingt durch die Hanglage ist ein solches übrigens zwingend erforderlich. Die Ausfahrt auf die Hauptstraße ist nicht so gefährlich wie in einer Bewertung beschrieben. Zu bedenken ist dabei, dass Auto fahren auf Sizilien für den normalen Mitteleuropäer grundsätzich unangenehm und gefährlich ist. Die Einkaufsmögichkeiten im nahen Pisano sind ausreichend, wenn man keine Besonderheiten verlangt. Ab dem zweiten Einkauf gibt´s beim Bäcker auch Kredit, wenn man den Euro nicht passend zur Hand hat :-) Mehr Einkaufsmöglichkeiten gibt es dann im ca. 10 Minuten entfernten schönen Zafferana. Bis zur Autobahn muss man bei angebrachter defensiver Fahrweise mindestens 20 Minuten auf teils sehr kleinen Sträßchen einrechnen. Angenehmer ist die Zufahrt über Giarre als über Accireale. Die Vermieterin ist sehr nett, korrekt und spricht perfekt deutsch. Alles hat reibungslos funktioniert. Hier würden wir immer wieder Urlaub machen. Ein wunderschönes Haus.

  • Review Submitted: May 11, 2010
  • Date of Stay: Apr 2010
  • Source: Fewo Direkt, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

Wunderschönes Haus, das erste, in das wir zurückkehren würden. Sehr freundlicher Empfang. Sehr sauber. Bestens ausgestattet. Wir haben dort einen wunderschönen Urlaub verbracht!

  • Review Submitted: Mar 12, 2010
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2009
  • Source: Fewo Direkt, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
38 Kilometres
Catania (Fontanarossa)
Nearest Barpub
300 Metres
Nearest Ferry
15 Kilometres
Nearest Golf
25 Kilometres
Nearest Train
8 Kilometres
Nearest Motorway
7 Kilometres
Nearest Restaurant
1 Kilometres
Nearest Beach
10 Kilometres
Car: recommended

Other important distances: Sea 6 km, Etna 15 km, center 5 km, mini market 300 m, Restaurant 1 km, Taormina 35 km, Giardini Naxos 25 km, Gole Alcantara 25 km, Messina 75 km, Siracusa 85 km, Acireale 10 km, Catania 15 km, Airport Fontanarossa 38 km


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday house in Zafferana Etnea, Catania

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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
20 Aug 2016 - 28 Oct 2016
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
29 Oct 2016 - 23 Dec 2016
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
24 Dec 2016 - 6 Jan 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights

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Refundable Damage Deposit £178

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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday house in Zafferana Etnea in Sicily

Property Type:
  • house
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 140 m²
Location Type:
  • mountain
  • near the sea
  • rural
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Hair Dryer
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , Bidet
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 2 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed
    Bedroom 3 - 2 Single Bed
    Bedroom 1 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed , 1 Cot , 1 Sofa bed/Futon
  • Linen and towels are included
  • Books
  • Television
  • Terrace
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • 10 garden chairs
  • 3 deck chairs
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • smoking allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • autumn foliage
  • churches
  • museums
  • recreation centre
  • restaurants
  • volcano
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • horse riding
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • golf
  • ice skating
  • mountain biking
  • mountaineering
  • diving
  • ski
  • snorkelling
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
Laundry machine, freezer, TV, cooking stove, hot plate, oven, refrigerator, fridge freezer, coffee maker, barbecue, Iron, Ironing board, vacuum cleaner, fan, portable heater. Outdoor furniture: garden, deckchair, parasol, private parking lot, garage, terrace, courtyard,

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