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
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.
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|
|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|
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 :)