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Excellent 5/5 6 reviews

Cottage | 2 bedrooms | sleeps 4

Key Info
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0 km
  • Suitable for children over
  • Car advised
  • Air conditioning
  • Some pets are welcome - please contact the owner
  • Private garden

This is a very lovely house with direct access to the sea/ a volcanic beach (scogliera), located in the middle of the Ionian riviera - a prestigious part of the Sicilian coast.

The strong points of this house are:

*Your own house with a small flourishing garden, NOT an apartment

You'll have two lemon trees, basilic and flowers planted just for you. Nobody else in this building (unlike most of the other options - apartments in the shared residential buildings).

So, privacy, dinners outside under the lemon tree, lounge and sunbathe area, secured prviate parking - all for you

*Very close to the sea

You can go for your first plunge in the day just in a swimming suit - so close it is. If you come for a summer/seaside vacation you may not need anything but a swimming suit for the whole period of your stay. The crystal clean waters are just a few steps away.

*Cooking and eating outside (in case you want it) - if you don't like the smell of food in the house, you can cook at our summer kitchen which is in full function and is outside the house - oven, grill for the bbq, table for cooking - everything you may need. The other kitchen which is inside, is also fully equipped.

*In summer months (especially July and August) the neighbourhood becomes very lively and many families come there with children. If you have children 2-12 y.o., it is an ideal place for them to make new friends and you will not be bothered about their leasure time - you can be sure your kid will speak Italian in a week's time! Everyone in the neighbourhood is very welcoming and children play safe altogether from morning till evening

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The closest city is Acireale and the property is situated in between two smaller towns of S. Tecla and Stazzo. The house makes part of a condominium of 10-15 houses which enjoy the exclusive access to the sea/private vulcanic beach.

In the area there are some good places to eat - in the nearby towns, which would require 3 min drive or 15 min walk.

You will be completely independent in this house, we will give you the keys and you can contact us any time when needed, however during your stay you will enjoy Sicily, sun and the sea. You can expect a perfect romantic vacation or a great family rest where both you and your kids will have a wonderful time.

Etna, Taormina, Messina, Siracuse, Catania are all relatively close and can be reached by car in 20-60 minutes.

We can help organise tours upon request.

In most cases we can also organise the transfer to/from the airport for an additional payment. Please contact us for details. Arriving with public transport is difficult, we do not recommend counting on this option.

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THINGS TO NOTE

*We do recommend renting a car for the guests who would like to combine a relaxad vacation at the sea with active tours and exploring Sicily, as the closest transportation hub is a couple of kilometres away uphill, and few transportation option are available right next to the house. Having a car would be very useful for the trips.

*The roads in Sicily in general and in particular in Santa Tecla and in the condominium are narrow and there are lot's of ups and downs/hills. We advise to book the smallest car possible for your amount of people and luggage as it will be very useful during your trip

*If you do not have an idea of what 'scogliera' is, please check either the photos or google the images of it - it is not a sandy beach and the beach in a traditional way of thinking. The closest sandy beach is about 20 km away.

*Both bedrooms are double rooms. There is an extra single bed in the living room in case two double beds are not enough.

*The house is equipped with everything basic and necessary for a comfortable living. However, if you have any special request or question - please check with us.

*We provide you with the bedsheets and towels. If you stay more than a week we also provide you with a change for the bed linen. We can organise a daily/weekly cleaning or towels/ bed linen change upon request for an additional charge. Alternatively, there is a washing machine that you can use.

*We provide you with a portable modem and a sim-card for Internet which you can use during your stay, in the house as well as outside. The Internet provided is 100 MB per day only. The cost for loosing or breaking the modem is 120 Euro.

Size Sleeps up to 4, 2 bedrooms
Nearest beach just around the corner
Will consider Long term lets (over 1 month)
Access Car advised, Wheelchair users
Nearest Amenities 1 km
Nearest travel links Nearest airport: Catania Fontanarossa 39 km, Nearest railway: Acireale 5 km
Family friendly Suitable for children over 5, Suitable for people with restricted mobility
Notes Pets welcome, Yes, smoking allowed

Features and Facilities

Luxuries Internet access
General Air conditioning, TV, Wi-Fi available
Standard Kettle, Iron, Hair dryer
Utilities Cooker, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine
Rooms 2 bedrooms, 1 bathrooms of which 1 Family bathrooms, Solarium or roof terrace
Furniture 1 Sofa beds, Double beds (1), Dining seats for 6, Lounge seats for 6
Other Linen provided, Towels provided
Outdoors Balcony or terrace, Private garden, BBQ
Access Wheelchair users, Secure parking

The Sicily region

Located right in the middle of the eastern coast in Sicily the house is a perfect place to combine a beach vacation with all kind of summer and even winter activities. Most of the sightseeing jewels and activities of eastern and central Sicily is less than 1,5 h drive. Whatever you are up to - we will show you the shortest way and explain how to get there best.

For the nature lovers - Etna for trekking, climbing, hiking, several days walking tours; Cavagrande, Gole Alcantara, Pantalica, Nebrodi are all close for those driving a car

Archeology and sightseeing lovers - Siracuse, Taormina, Catania, Noto, Caltagirona, Modica, Enna, Piazza Armerina... and the list goes on.

Wine, oranges, pistacchio, olives plantations are all close, and the area of Aci Reale is most famous for its lemons :)

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Review 1-6 of 6

23 Jun 2014

5/5

"Really nice stay"

Thanks to Oksana, we missed nothing. She was really caring.

We had a really nice stay at your place. A nice house with a lovely garden, direct to the sea. We really recommend this accomodation in the shadow of the Ethna

You are always welcome back! It was great to meet you both. All the best and thanks!

22 Jun 2014

4/5

"Lovely house and garden in a quiet area a few yards from the sea"

My husband and I stayed here for a week and were made very welcome by Oksana. The house had everything we needed and although the kitchen was rather small there was an outside kitchen which was useful… More

Alison, thanks very much. Glad you had a good time and enjoyed your vacation.
You, your family and friends are always very welcome!

19 May 2014

5/5

"Quiet, comfortable and relaxing - good base to explore from"

The house is a good size, clean and well equipped. We were there in early May and it was lovely to have breakfast under one of the lemon trees. It's a short walk in either direction to the next villages with plenty of choice for places to eat and local shops, and with great views of Etna en route.
Oksana was extremely helpful beforehand and during our stay, answering emails promptly. We really enjoyed our first trip to Sicily.

14 Jan 2014

5/5

"Великолепный дом"

Останавливались в этом доме в июне 2012, все просто замечательно. Особенно порадовал большой сад возле дома, гд… More

6 Oct 2013

5/5

"A very nice place to discover true Sicilian life"

It's a very lovely house, suitable for a company of friends. We came for a week this July, the house has a private access to the sea, and a private area for barbecues in the evening. The journey … More

3 Oct 2013

5/5

"Great place to stay in Sicily"

We really enjoyed staying in this beautiful summer house among lemon trees with only 100 metres walk to the sea on a private condominium road ! Nice location near the small town Santa Tecla in about 15 min walk or 3 min drive. There is quite big supermarket so we could buy some food to cook at home - all the facilities are provided. In the evening we enjoyed pizza and local vine in one of the pizza places with the sea view. Convenient place to drive to Taormina, Siracuse, Catania as autostrade is easily achived by car. We parked car just in the yard near the house so had no worries about any damage though the area seems to be very quite and safe.
The only thing we missed was good internet connection though it is not that important when you're on vacations with your family:)
We wish we could stay longer in this house as Francesco and his wife Oksana are very open and warmly welcoming hosts! They cared about any detail (even bought grill when we asked if they have it for barbeque!!!) or question we had and really tried to make our stay unforgetable. We could always reach them by phone when we had questions and gave useful advices on where to go or what do to:) very good english was very important for us as it seemed to be quite rare among italians:)

Thanks a lot for staying! You are always welcome back!
We have some new things for the kids to swim and to learn swimming, so next time it will be even better! Hope to see you again soon.

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