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Mansion - Altarello di Riposto

Bedrooms 1
Space 753 sq. ft.
Property type chateau / country house
Minimum Stay 3 nights


About the property

The house in the citrus orchard has been recently renovated, creating a country and comfortable environment thanks to the wooden ceiling which also makes it cool in summer; the house was furnished with care, making it elegant. The house is located in a small property of lemons, oranges and tangerines, surrounded by the smells and colors of the countryside of Eastern Sicily, with sight of Mount Etna (the highest active volcano of Europe – 3340 meters). The house has a large living room-kitchen, which if necessary is easily converted into sleeping area because there’s a sofa bed; also a bedroom with additional single bed and a bathroom with shower. Both rooms open onto a terrace of 140 m ^ 2, ideal for outdoor dining, with barbecue and gazebo, where you can enjoy the cool summer evenings and eat the fruits (including strawberries and several varieties of peaches) and seasonal products of garden that owner will make you available. The house is immersed in the quiet countryside, but close to the city of Riposto and Giarre. The house is situated in an ideal geographic context for holidays, within a radius of a few kilometers there are the most attractive locations of the Ionian coast: The tourist seaport of Riposto, Taormina, Giardini Naxos, River Alcantara Gorges, Castiglione di Sicilia, Zafferana Etnea, Acitrezza (Lachea Island), and last but not least, the beautiful cities of Acireale, Catania and Siracusa.

Salvo Barbagallo
Member since: 2009
Speaks English, Italian
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
27 May, 2018


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

Property Type:
  • chateau / country house
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 753 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 16:00 / Check-out: 11:00
  • Max. occupancy: 5
  • pets considered
  • children welcome
  • smoking allowed
Location Type:
  • near the sea
  • rural
  • village
  • Romantic
  • Air Conditioning
  • Alarm System
  • Garage
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • American Kitchen
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Freezer
  • Kettle
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 6 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Shower room 1 - Shower Enclosure
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 5
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Toys
  • Bicycles
  • Courtyard
  • Terrace
  • Garden Table & Chairs
  • Garden ...
  • Barbecue
  • Parasol
  • 1 bicycles
  • wheelchair accessible
  • autumn foliage
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • forests
  • library
  • live theatre
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • volcano
Leisure Activities:
  • Disco club
  • horse riding
  • Hydrotherapy
  • paddle boating
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • jet skiing
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • diving
  • ski
  • surf fishing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing


Exceptional! 5/5 -
(41 traveller reviews)

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Mansion - Altarello di Riposto
average rating of 5.0 based on 41 reviews

Delightful house with views of Mount Etna which is surrounded by a wonderful garden

  • 5 of 5

A wonderful house and even more wonderful garden to return to after each day out in Sicily. Well equipped, and cared for. Whether one is going to the beach, or to Catania or to other towns around Etna, this house is a great retreat and in itself gives great pleasure. Salvo and Carmela are perfect hosts - sensitive, genuine, and tactful, and always available for help if needed.

  • Review Submitted: 11-Apr-2017
  • Date of Stay: March 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Ospiti eccezzionali li consiglio vivamente, Michael persona squisita così come sua moglie, carinissimi davvero. Salvo
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Peaceful retreat

  • 5 of 5

A quiet and relaxing stay in a well equipped house among orange and lemon groves. Two terraces for sun or shade in the morning or afternoon as you wish, and a lovely welcome from Salvo and Carmela.

  • Review Submitted: 25-Oct-2017
  • Date of Stay: October 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Garden of Eden!

  • 5 of 5

We just spent 5 nights in this beautiful home. It might be the best property we have ever booked in our years with HomeAway. It is pristine and we'll equipped with all the bells and whistles. Salvo was a charming host who met us at the autostrada exit. We followed him to the casa with a "drive-by" of the supermercato first so we knew where it was ( one road beyond our destination). He supplied us with unlimited oranges, lemons, and strawberries. The location is perfect for visiting Etna and the beautiful Taormina. I'm not sure how many English speaking guests stay here but we had no problem communicating. He knows a few English words and I know a few Italian words. You don't need to speak with your tongue. You can speak with your hands, your eyes, and your smile. Don't hesitate to book this home!

  • Review Submitted: 17-May-2017
  • Date of Stay: May 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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We had a wonderful time i...

  • 5 of 5

We had a wonderful time in the house. The house was very clean, quiet, with a nice view at the Etna. The owners were very friendly and we got fresh vegetables and fruit from the garden. We‘re very pleased with our stay in the house and we strongly recommended it.

  • Review Submitted: 13-Aug-2013
  • Date of Stay: July 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
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"The house was great! Ve...

  • 5 of 5

"The house was great!

Very clean. Great garden en beautifull surroundings, a nice view at the etna.

The owners of the house were very kind and provided us with lots of information and fresh vegetables and fruit from their own garden. We are still in touch with the owners.


  • Review Submitted: 10-Jul-2011
  • Date of Stay: June 2011
  • Source: HomeAway
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Des vacances idylliques

  • 5 of 5

Ces vacances ont été parfaites car la Sicile est une région absolument magnifique à découvrir, mais cela n'aurait pas été pareil sans cette location.

En effet, à part l'arrivée qui a été problématique pour trouver la maison (merci google Maps qui nous a donné une mauvaise adresse), le propriétaire a été disponible immédiatement pour nous retrouver à la sortie d'autoroute et nous guider.

S'en est suivi la découverte de la villa, et nous sommes tombés sous le charme à la seconde même. La maison en soi est magnifique, bien entretenue, colorée, lumineuse. La chambre principale est immense et la literie de qualité. La cuisine est généreusement fournie (nous n'avons quasiment rien acheté durant notre séjour) et la salle de bain est suffisante. Deux terrasses à disposition en fonction du temps (et de la chaleur), pour prendre les repas, faire un barbecue, s'allonger sur les transats dès le matin, avec en prime une douche extérieure pour se rafraîchir. Bref le pied !!!!!

Et que dire du potager et du verger mis à notre disposition, où l'on pouvait se servir à volonté (citrons, oranges, mandarines, fraises, pêches, tomates).

Concernant les propriétaires, ils sont d'une incroyable gentillesse et disponibilité. S'il y avait eu le moindre problème pendant notre séjour, il nous était possible de le joindre pour lui demander de l'aide. Et malgré la proximité (ils vivent à côté), il n'y a aucune promiscuité, l'intimité est de rigueur.

En résumé, des vacances parfaites grâce à cette maison qui valait vraiment la peine et surtout le coût !!!!!! Nous leur disons un grand MERCI, et concernant les futurs intéressés, une seule chose à dire = N'hésitez pas !!!!!

  • Review Submitted: 26-Jun-2017
  • Date of Stay: June 2017
  • Source: Homelidays, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
30 Kilometres
Nearest Barpub
1 Kilometres
Nearest Ferry
25 Kilometres
Nearest Golf
26 Kilometres
Nearest Train
2 Kilometres
Nearest Motorway
1 Kilometres
Nearest Restaurant
1 Kilometres
Nearest Ski
18 Kilometres
Nearest Beach
2 Kilometres
Car: necessary

From Catania Fontanarossa Airport take highway A18 towards Messina and exit at Giarre. Follow signs to Altarello, After about 1 km you will arrive or you can call us and we will be happy to welcome you at the exit of Giarre.

An ideal place in summer to enjoy the varied types of beaches and winter ski slopes of Etna. We recommend restaurants and taverns by the sea where you can enjoy fresh seafood specialties.Our typical products are: “arancini” (rice speciality), ice cream and “granita” made of Sicilian citrus fruits and the famous Sicilian pastries. Wine lovers can follow the wine road of Etna between the traditional piedmont villages and ancient vineyards. In the summer for fans of dance, music and theater there is the “Art Taormina Festival” with high level performances in the famous greek theater.


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday chateau / country 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 Apr 2018 - 2 Jun 2018
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
3 Jun 2018 - 4 Aug 2018
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
5 Aug 2018 - 8 Sep 2018
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
9 Sep 2018 - 6 Oct 2018
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
7 Oct 2018 - 1 Dec 2018
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
2 Dec 2018 - 2 Mar 2019
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees

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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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