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House Galatea – by the sea of Aci Trezza, with a superb view on the Faraglioni..

Bedrooms 2
Space 1,076 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 4 - 7 nights
Popular Features
  • Internet
  • Washing Machine
  • Air Conditioning
  • Barbecue


About the property

10m from the sea, terrace (40m2), salon, kitchen, 2 bedr., 2 bathr. (house 92m2)

The “House Galatea” is situated on the sea and 300m away from the piazza of Aci Trezza, the little fishing village famous for its Faraglioni (the rocks of lava which the Cyclops Polyphemus shall have thrown after the escaping Ulysses), its little port, fish, trattorias and restaurants,...

Spacious and comfortable, it offers everything one could desire for a beautiful holiday by the sea.

It's structured like that:

- a big terrace, sea-facing, equipped with table, chairs, deck chairs, parasol, barbecue...

- direct entrance into the new and excellently equipped kitchen (oven, fridge, chimney hood, dishwasher, washing machine),

- a cosy living room with sofas, fix telephone and Wi-Fi,

- 2 spacious bedrooms with each 2 up to 4 places to sleep (double bed + bulk bed)

- 2 bathrooms with shower and

- the possibility to park the car freely in front of the house.

Tips:: Detailed information about places to visit, useful addresses, manifestations, events, typical restaurants and pubs, excursions, e.s.o., will be offered by the owners on place.

More Details

Property Manager
Member since: 2011
Speaks English, French, German, Italian
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
26 May, 2017


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday house in Aci Castello in Aci Castello

Property Type:
  • house (detached)
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 1076 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • pets not allowed
  • children welcome
Location Type:
  • village
  • waterfront
  • Historic
  • Air Conditioning
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Mosquito Magnet
  • Parking On Street
  • Sunbed
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • 2 Ring Stove
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 8 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , Bidet
    Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , Bidet
  • The bathrooms are spacious and comfortable. In bedroom 2 there's also a washing machine.
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Large Double Bed , 2 Single Bed , bulk bed
    Bedroom 2 - 1 Large Double Bed , bulk bed
  • The two bedrooms are so spacious that it's possible to add either a single bed or a bunk bed by leaving the cupboards, chests of drawers and bedside tables you see on the photos, in the room.
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Canoe
  • Barbecue
  • 4 garden chairs
  • 2 deck chairs
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • botanical garden
  • caves
  • library
  • live theatre
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • theme parks
  • volcano
  • water parks
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • outlet shopping
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • deepsea fishing
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • hiking
  • ice skating
  • jet skiing
  • mountain climbing
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • diving
  • snorkelling
  • caving
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing
Detailed information about places to visit, useful addresses, manifestations, events, typical restaurants and pubs, excursions, e.s.o., will be offered by the owners on place.


Wonderful! 4.8/5 -
(9 traveller reviews)

House Galatea – by the sea of Aci Trezza, with a superb view on the Faraglioni..
average rating of 4.7777777 based on 9 reviews

A wonderful property in a great location

  • 5 of 5

A spacious property in a beautiful location, just across the road from the sea. The property was claen, well maintained and well equipped. We were given a warm welcome by the owner. The large terrace is perfect for sitting out in the sunshine or shade and there are many restaurants nearby serving excellent fish, seafood, pizzas and pasta. There was always space to park our hire car across the street at the front of the property. Can definitely recommend this property and would love to visit there again.

  • Review Submitted: May 28, 2016
  • Date of Stay: May 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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A wonderful place to stay

  • 5 of 5

The description and photos of the house are exactly as shown. It is comfortable,clean & well maintained, with all the amenities one would need. The beds are comfortable, the patio is a great place to hang out. The neighbors are friendly & helpful. Stroll along the boardwalks & find great restaurants, swim in the warm sea, enjoy beautiful sunsets & sunrises, walk through the town & enjoy the history & the charm. There are local markets close-by & fruit and vegetable vendors. But, the best part are the kind & friendly people who live there. At the moment we arrived, my husband had a major heart attack in the car. I called Andrea, the property manager, and within 3 minutes he & about 6 other locals surrounded our car. Andrea insisted on driving us to the large hospital 15 minutes away saying we needed a translator (not to mention a driver to maneuver the roads and the crazy Sicilian drivers!). In 15 minutes we arrived at the ER. In 5 minutes my husband was receiving an EKG. In 10 minutes he was in the OR having an Angiogram where the docs removed a large blood clot totally blocking his main artery, did an angioplasty and put in a stint. In 35 minutes we were told he was well. They saved his life! Andreas' fast action in getting us there also saved his life. My husband was in the hospital for 6 days. Amazingly, there was no charge. Andreas was there as a supportive, compassionate person, made sure my husband had a cell phone to call us from the hospital, translated, answered many questions, even picked up a friend of ours at the Catania airport at 11:30 the night of the heart attack and refused to let us pay him even for the gas! When I thanked him for everything, he embarrassedly said, "it is not necessary. This is what we do"!" Our trip to Sicily with our two grown children was a celebration of our son's heart transplant 1 1/2 years ago. While awaiting his new heart, he dreamed about a family trip to Sicily. So, Sicily and Aci Trezza became a celebration of both of their gifts of new ttlife. It was truly a trip of the heart in so many ways. And, we were able to enjoy and continue the rest of our trip together. Words cannot describe our gratitude to Andrea and the doctors and to the friendly town of Aci Trezza.

  • Review Submitted: Jul 18, 2013
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
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Relax in the sun

  • 5 of 5

A very spacious and well equipped apartment, the photos do not do it justice. Comfortable, clean and well maintained, the private terrace allowed us to relax in the sun throughout the day. In a quiet location just a few minutes easy walk away from the main town, the minimarket and the best bakery in town.

We had an issue with our baggage and the owners went out of their way to help us resolve the problem and ensure we had a pleasant stay. They were always on call if needed which was very reassuring. Fortunately we had no problems and a really great 2 weeks in the sun.

We found Aci Trezza friendly and welcoming, with some great restaurants and relaxing atmosphere.

An ideal location to completly unwind or use as a base for sightseeing

  • Review Submitted: Aug 16, 2012
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2012
  • Source: HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

This Place is simply perfect. I stayed there for a short period but I will come back as soon as possible. Perfect logistic, wonderful sea, food and lovely people.

Arrivederci AciTrezza

  • Review Submitted: Oct 6, 2011
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2011
  • Source: HomeAway
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Séjour formidable

  • 5 of 5

Nous revenons enchantés de notre séjour dans cette magnifique villa à Acy Treza. La vue depuis la terrasse est tout simplement magnifique. La villa est spacieuse à souhait et avec tout l'équipement permettant des vacances inoubliables.

Cette maison est située dans un petit village charmant où l'on se sent très bien : les habitants sont accueillants et surtout les commerces sont à deux pas de la villa : en particulier vous avez de savoureuses pizzas chez le boulanger en traversant la rue et des vendeurs de quatre saisons (au même endroit), avec leur petites charrettes, qui vous proposent des fruits et légumes fraichement cueillis et le tout à un prix défiant toutes concurrences !!.

Je vous conseille d'essayer les restaurants sur la place du port : là encore une vue sur le port pendant le repas ...vous avez compris que nous avons été conquis par cette petite station touristique à taille humaine.

La communication avec le propriétaire fut facile et cordiale et sa famille qui nous a accueilli à notre arrivée est tout simplement charmante : un grand bonjour à Mario et à sa femme !!!

Bref on vous recommande cet excellent plan sans hésitation.

  • Review Submitted: Dec 7, 2012
  • Date of Stay: Oct 2012
  • Source: Abritel, from HomeAway
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  • 3 of 5

Die Unterkunft entsprach weitestgehend der Beschreibung im Angebot.

Da die unmittelbar angrenzende Nachbarwohnung während des Aufenthalts ausgekernt wurde, war man von Montag bis Freitag von 8.00 Uhr bis 16.30 Uhr erheblichem Baulärm ausgesetzt.

Durch die Arbeiten verschmutzte auch mehr und mehr die Terrasse.

Insofern war die Unterkunft ideal für Gäste, die den leisen Klang eines Boschhammers lieben.

Die angegebene freie Parkmöglichkeit in der Sackgasse vor dem Haus war nur von Montag bis Freitag möglich. Am Wochenende kam man zwar wegen der vielen Strandbesucher aus der Sackgasse noch einigermaßen heraus aber kaum wieder herein.

Insbesondere aufgrund des vom Vermieter vorab nicht erwähnten vorgefundenen Umfeldes war der

Erholungseffekt äußerst gering und die Anlage überteuert.

Leider gilt kein deutsches Recht.

  • Review Submitted: May 9, 2012
  • Date of Stay: Apr 2012
  • Source: Fewo Direkt, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Mit grossem Bedauern haben wir wenige Tage vor Ende des 3-einwöchigen Aufenthaltes erfahren, dass lästiger Baulärm vom Nachbarhaus her kam; wir sind natürlich sofort eingeschritten und haben, dank besten Verhältnissen mit den Nachbarn, soweit möglich Abhilfe geschafft - scheinbar jedoch nicht rechtzeitig und/oder mit dem erhofften Erfolg. Wenn wir umgehend, beim ersten Erscheinen des Lärms informiert worden wären hätten wir zeitig eingreifen können und, wenn es uns dabei nicht gelungen wäre, das Problem zu beheben, eine alternative Ferienwohnung im selben Dorf, die frei war, anbieten können - schade!. Dagegen möchte ich berichten, dass sich eben unserer Gast, wie er sich während dieses Aufenthaltes eines Abends (19:00) wegen einer starken Magengrippe vor Schmerzen beinahe nicht vom Bett erheben konnte, mir telefoniert hat, um von einem Arzt untersucht zu werden; 1 Stunde danach war ich mit dem Arzt vor Ort, der hat unseren Gast untersucht, hat die Kur verschrieben (das alles umsonst) und ich habe persönlich die Medizinen in der Nachtapotheke in der Nachbarstadt besorgt. Das ist der Kundenservice und die Einsatzbereitschaft, die wir unseren Kunden zusichern wollen - doch leider ist in dieser Bewertung davon nicht die Rede. So hoffe ich, das in Zukunft unsere Kunden es nicht scheuen, uns zeitig anzurufen um Ihre Notwendigkeiten kundzutun oder auch nur um Fragen zu stellen oder um Rat zu fragen - wir sind auch dafür da!
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4 5


Nearest Airport
18 Kilometres
Nearest Barpub
50 Metres
Aci Trezza
Nearest Ferry
12 Kilometres
Port of Catania
Nearest Golf
46 Kilometres
Il piccolo Golf Club - Castiglione di S.(18 holes)
Nearest Train
5 Kilometres
Catania railways station
Nearest Motorway
9.5 Kilometres
Catania/S.Gregorio - Highroad A18 Catania/Messina
Nearest Restaurant
25 Metres
Aci Trezza
Nearest Ski
39 Kilometres
Etna South - Nicolosi
Nearest Beach
10 Metres
Aci Trezza
Car: recommended

Just a few steps away from the port of Aci Trezza, the little fishermen village, this house allows you to spend a dream holiday, because of it's strategic position,.

There's the beauty of the sea at the different hours of the day... the shimmer of the sunbeams that are reflected on the water... the fisher who pull up their nets, not far out the nature reserve of the Faraglioni... the waves that crash on the towers of lava which Polyphemus threw after the escaping Ulysses, so the legend... the colours of unforgettable sunsets!

Each morning early you can go to the fish market, 100m away from the house, to buy fresh fish or get some warm croissants in the near patisserie, eat a mussel soup at lunchtime or an ice cream on the piazza in the evening.

This is the house for someone who loves the sea and nature, the calm life of a fisher men village and the folklore, art, culture and all the magnificence that Sicily offers!


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday house in Aci Castello, Sicily

Rental Basis:
per property
Manager accepts payment in:
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
1 Jul 2017 - 28 Jul 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add £21 per night, per additional guest
29 Jul 2017 - 1 Sep 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add £25 per night, per additional guest
My Standard Rate
4 night minimum stay
for 4 nights
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add £17 per night, per additional guest

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Refundable Damage Deposit £168.44

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