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The House of camelia ,an old charming traditional Sicilian country house lovingly restored between M.Etna and the Ionian sea , a rural idyll amongst citrus groves

Bedrooms 2
Space 861 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 5 nights


About the property

The House of Camelia dates back to the early 18th century and has been newly restored maintaining the original lava stonework and wood-beamed ceilings, adding high quality fittings ,traditional furniture and Caltagirone tiles in typical Sicilian style.The farmhouse is set in a large estate of citrus groves, in a very peaceful position with Europe's highest active volcano in the background and offers a warm and cosy welcome, rural peace, sensational views of Etna, being a perfect location from which visiting Taormina , M.Etna's Natural Park , enjoing the nice beaches nearby.It's also possible to go for walks on the property and the nearby countryside , enjoing the stunning and peaceful setting ,so that this lovely farmhouse is ideal for a couple , a family or a group of friends who want to sample rural Sicilian life, being close to all the sights and comforts.

All accomodation is on one floor: a vast living area with fully equipped kitchen, armchair and sofa bed, a double bedroom with wardrobe ,and a twin bedroom where you can see in a corner the lava the house was built on; all these rooms open directly on the terrace where a patio offers shade as well as the big old camelia tree the house is named after.The two bedrooms are on the right and on the left of the living; three steps lead from there to the bathroom with the shower.Garden furniture and a barbecue will let you enjoy the surrounding countryside, if you want you can buy the organic products from our estate: jam ,honey , wine, olive oil and Limoncello. Electric heaters in every room in winter, fan provided in summer

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Cinzia Petucco
Member since: 2006
Speaks English, French, Italian
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
21 April, 2017


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

Property Type:
  • house
  • floor 0
Accommodation Type:
  • Bed & Breakfast
  • Catering available
  • Breakfast - Booking Possible
  • Lunch - Booking Possible
  • Dinner - Booking Possible
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 861 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 7
  • non smoking only
  • children welcome
Location Type:
  • rural
  • Away From It All
  • Farm Holidays
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 6 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 7
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Large Double Bed
    Bedroom 2 - 2 Single Bed
  • Books
  • Music Library
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Terrace
  • Golf
  • Barbecue
  • Veranda
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • marina
  • restaurants
  • volcano
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • horse riding
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • hospital
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • mountaineering
  • ski
  • bay fishing
  • swimming


Exceptional! 5/5 -
(20 traveller reviews)

The House of camelia ,an old charming traditional Sicilian country house lovingly restored between M.Etna and the Ionian sea , a rural idyll amongst citrus groves
average rating of 5.0 based on 21 reviews

"A lovely property in a l...

  • 5 of 5

"A lovely property in a lovely location - friendly and helpful owners, perfect for our stay."

  • Review Submitted: Jan 2, 2012
  • Date of Stay: Dec 2011
  • Source: HomeAway
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"We stayed at the holiday...

  • 5 of 5

"We stayed at the holiday home, the Cassa Della Camelia from the end of May 2010 to the 5th June 2010. The house itself, was beautiful. It is in a peaceful and quiet location, with wonderful views of the countryside as well as views of Mount Etna, and is surrounded by lemon and orange orchards. Inside the house, was clean tidy, and kept beautifully. Everything we needed was already in the house. The house has been maintained brilliantly. The owners of the house Cinzia and Nunzio, are the kindest people you could wish to meet. They are so helpful, and kind, and brought us fresh fruit from their farm as gifts, as well as home made wine. They live very near by, and were always happy to help with anything. Cinzia speaks very good English as well, which was very helpful. Everything about our stay was heavenly. There are beaches near by, and wonderful restuartants, and places to go. We are returning in March next year to stay in the house of Camelia again, and we are so looking forward to it"

  • Review Submitted: Jul 28, 2010
  • Date of Stay: May 2010
  • Source: HomeAway
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The House of the Camelias...

  • 5 of 5

The House of the Camelias is ideally placed to visit Etna, Taormina, Syracuse and much of Eastern Sicily. The traditional house is full of charm whilst being well equipt and beautifully maintained by the owners.From the generous terrace amonst the lemon trees there is a tranquil view of the surrounding countryside whilst from the roof terrace there is a splendid view of Etna in one direction and a distant sea view in the other direction. The owners make you very welcome and their care, knowledge of the area and generosity ensure you have a very special stay.

  • Review Submitted: Oct 7, 2008
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2008
  • Source: HomeAway
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"Nunzio and Cinzia's rest...

  • 5 of 5

"Nunzio and Cinzia's restored 2 bedroom farmhouse lived up to our expectations completely. They have spent a lot of time, money and effort restoring the old family farm house, using good quality fixtures and fittings as well as furniture. The house is decorated in the traditional classic Sicilian style and all done in very good taste.

Situated inside it's own plot of land with a small driveway and illuminated path to the front entrance, the house is surrounded by lemon trees and a fig tree,( the fresh figs are delicious for breakfast).

From the roof of the house there is nice view of Mount Etna and the surrounding lemon trees that cover the land.

The house is 25 minutes drive from Toarmina and an hour from Syracuse. It is very easy to access the motorway at Giarre.

I would suggest this house would be ideal for a family of four or a couple who want to get away from it all. We very much enjoyed our peace and quiet in the evenings and our BBQ's. Nuncio and Cinzia are wonderful relaxed, friendly, country people, they did everthing they could to make our stay as comfortable as possible and we were genuinely sad to say goodbye. I cannot recommend staying here enough!"

  • Review Submitted: Sep 18, 2007
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2007
  • Source: HomeAway
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Super séjour

  • 5 of 5

Petite maison confortable et au calme au pied de l'Etna. Localisation très pratique pour rayonner sur la côte ionienne et alentours.

La terrasse est vraiment très agréable, au calme, nous y avons passé la majeure partie de nos soirées. Les propriétaires sont accueillants et attentionnés. Avec un frigo un peu plus grand ça aurait juste parfait! Je recommande cet endroit !

  • Review Submitted: Sep 1, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2016
  • Source: Abritel, from HomeAway
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Très agréable location

  • 5 of 5

Nous avons apprécié l'accueil et les conseils donnés par la propriétaire lors de notre arrivée

La location était parfaitement fidèle à son descriptif, et très propre

Nous avons beaucoup aimés la location, tant sur sa situation géographique (calme, proximité du village …) que sur sa configuration. Nous avons particulièrement aimé diner sur la terrasse et pouvoir nous y reposer.

Sa location permet de visiter (en voiture) les différents sites du Sud Est de la Sicile

Un point qui pourrait être améliorée, le frigidaire qui pourrait être un peu plus grand.

Nous conseillons cette location pour ceux désirant visiter cette région de la Sicile

  • Review Submitted: Aug 4, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2016
  • Source: Homelidays, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
35 Kilometres
Nearest Barpub
2 Kilometres
Nearest Ferry
20 Kilometres
Nearest Golf
30 Kilometres
Nearest Train
5 Kilometres
Nearest Motorway
5 Kilometres
Nearest Restaurant
4 Kilometres
Nearest Beach
4 Kilometres
Car: necessary

Situated between Acireale and Giarre , the House of camelia is very easy to reach since it's at 3 km from the motorway exit "Giarre" and at 1 km from the main national eastern road ss.114 Catania-Messina.Also Syracuse , the baroque towns of the Noto valley,the Roman Villa of Piazza Armerina, the Eolian islands are all comfortably reachable for a day trip.The owners , who live nearby in a villa with a completely separated access,will guarantee a warm welcome , help and advice and will meet you at the motorway exit to avoid any problems.Cinzia speaks a little English.

What about a glass of wine produced in our estate admiring M.Etna ,the groves all around and the sea from the little terrace on the roof of the house?

Do you fancy shopping or having dinner in a little restaurant on the coast?Within a few minutes drive in Giarre and Acireale (5 and 7 km) you can find many shops of all kinds,as well as restaurants , cafes and pizzerias.However the nearest grocery shops are at 1 km in the village of Mangano, and a big shopping centre is at 3 km .

For a bath in the blue Ionian sea , the nearest beach is at 4km (Praiola).

Sicily offers a lot to do every time of the year , having one of the most pleasant climate of Europe , so every season has its own particular attraction.You can visit the sites of its unparalleled historical legacy; if you love walking , discover the wonderful lanscapes and paths of Etna's Natural Park ; for food and wine lovers:follow the "Road of Etna's wine" winding around the flanks of the volcano or taste the genuine local products; golf lovers will find "Il Picciolo"Golf Club (18 holes) at 30 min drive: wonderful location,great climate without crowds and high green fees, equipment hire and a smoking volcano as a backdrop.Fond of music , dance , theatre?In summer don't miss Taormina-Arte festival when the greek theatre comes to life with a season of top-flight acts , starring the best performers;discover theGorges of Alcantara ; come in September or October, you can still enjoy the sea without the crowds of August and the traditional grapes harvest with typical "feste" in the villages of Etna.And more..


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday house in Acireale, 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
Printemps 2017
2 Apr 2017 - 3 Jun 2017
4 night minimum stay
for 4 nights
Juin 2017
4 Jun 2017 - 2 Jul 2017
4 night minimum stay
for 4 nights
Été 2017
3 Jul 2017 - 2 Sep 2017
5 night minimum stay
for 5 nights
3 Sep 2017 - 30 Sep 2017
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
Octobre 2017
1 Oct 2017 - 4 Nov 2017
4 night minimum stay
for 4 nights

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees

il y a un supplément chauffage de Novembre jusqu'à Avril de 30€ par semaine; remise des clés par le propriétaire présent sur place
50€ pour le ménage

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