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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 - 4 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

More Details

Cinzia Petucco
Member since: 2006
Speaks English, French, Italian
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
19 April, 2018


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:
  • Check-in: Flexible / Check-out: Flexible
  • Max. occupancy: 7
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
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


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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
average rating of 4.851852 based on 28 reviews

Tranquil location

  • 4 of 5

Nice property, in a very quiet and tranquil location. Excellent view of Mount Etna from roof terrace. Owner very prompt and approachable, Clear and detailed information about the property and the area.

  • Review Submitted: 16-Apr-2018
  • Date of Stay: April 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Very nice place to relaxe

  • 5 of 5

We had a very good time at House of Camelia.

It is a quiet place.

The owners are very friendly and always willing to help when ever needed.

  • Review Submitted: 12-Nov-2017
  • Date of Stay: July 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you very much for taking the time to write your review , we are happy to hear that you had a nice time at "Casa della Camelia" and are looking forward to welcoming you back again soon.
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family base to explore this corner of sicily

  • 4 of 5

A clean well equipped cottage right in the middle of a lemon grove. You will need a car but there is plenty to do around and good local shops and supermarkets. The highlight is a roof terrace that allows for a great view of etna. The beds were comfortable and the inside remained cool even when over 30 outside.

The hosts were very helpful, ensuring great directions for our night time arrival and they also responded quickly when we had some plumbing issues. There is also a helpful local guide provided.

sicily is a great place for a family holiday, beaches, good food and adventures such as our trip up etna. This property will provide a relaxing and convenient base with hosts that are welcoming and always on hand for advice if required.

  • Review Submitted: 11-Jun-2017
  • Date of Stay: June 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you very much for your positive comments that we truly appreciated . We are also glad to hear that you enjoyed your stay at " Casa della Camelia" and that the house met your needs and expectations. We hope your next stay is just around the corner and are looking forward to welcoming you back again soon.
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"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: 02-Jan-2012
  • Date of Stay: December 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: 28-Jul-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: 07-Oct-2008
  • Date of Stay: September 2008
  • Source: HomeAway
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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:
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
Spring 2018
1 Apr 2018 - 30 Apr 2018
4 night minimum stay
for 4 nights
Mai- Juin 2018
1 May 2018 - 30 Jun 2018
4 night minimum stay
for 4 nights
Summer 2018
1 Jul 2018 - 31 Aug 2018
4 night minimum stay
for 4 nights
September 2018
1 Sep 2018 - 30 Sep 2018
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
1 Oct 2018 - 31 Oct 2018
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights

Additional pricing information

Ménage £43.89

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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