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Holiday House in Vulcano – Home 325678 House

  • 1 bedroom
  • 4 sleeps
  • 7 nights min stay

House / 1 bedroom / 1 bathroom / sleeps 4

Key Info

  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 1 km
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
  • Car not necessary
  • Ask about pets
  • Private garden

Description from owner

Description

A small corner of Earthly Paradise: Our house is located in the very exclusive residential village of Lentia: one can rest in its light-blue porch, enjoying a breathtaking landscape, the shade of pine trees, eucalyptus trees and fig trees and the sight of sailing ships passing by the main bays of Aeolian archipelago. From the path next to the porch one can enjoy the view of marvelous flaming sunsets on the Alicudi and Filicudi islands, the most far islands of this archipelago. When opening the window shutters in the morning, our guests should not be surprised to see, in such a magic and picturesque environment, a family of wild rabbits (undisturbed guests of the Vulcano Nature Reserve) who quickly hide in the ferns.

The Holiday House is located at the top of a hill with stunning views overlooking over Aeolian islands and sea and is surrounded by lush vegetation. The master bedroom offers an exceptional night views of the eruptions of Stromboli .

This attractive apartment

A small corner of Earthly Paradise: Our house is located in the very exclusive residential village of Lentia: one can rest in its light-blue porch, enjoying a breathtaking landscape, the shade of pine trees, eucalyptus trees and fig trees and the sight of sailing ships passing by the main bays of Aeolian archipelago. From the path next to the porch one can enjoy the view of marvelous flaming sunsets on the Alicudi and Filicudi islands, the most far islands of this archipelago. When opening the window shutters in the morning, our guests should not be surprised to see, in such a magic and picturesque environment, a family of wild rabbits (undisturbed guests of the Vulcano Nature Reserve) who quickly hide in the ferns.

The Holiday House is located at the top of a hill with stunning views overlooking over Aeolian islands and sea and is surrounded by lush vegetation. The master bedroom offers an exceptional night views of the eruptions of Stromboli .

This attractive apartment sleeps up to 4 people with one bedroom and a sofa bed in the living room to sleep two more.

The big dining room of our two-room house has a cooker with 4-burners and a well equipped kitchen wall, a big freezer/fridge, and complete kitchenware. In the same room there is a big and comfortable double divan bed. In the access area to the dining room there is an useful wardrobe available for 3th or 4th guests.

This apartment also has a TV, fans and parking.

AEOLIAN ARCHIPELAGO(Sicily):

here you find seven islands resembling ink drops on a bright blue sea with changing shades. Here human beings and nature still live in a perfect environmental balance in a enchanting surrounding belonging to the UNESCO World Heritage.

There is neither winter nor scorching summer in the isle of VULCANO: average temperatures range from 14° C in January to 27°C in July. During the day, beside the beautiful sea, one can enjoy this island’s special gifts to its guests: thermal water springs, warm mud baths with undoubted therapeutic effects, natural hydro massages of warm water streams (which reemerge in the sea a few meters from the shoreline), easy walking tours to enjoy the view of sulphurous vapors and bright yellow sulfur crystals on the crater of the Vulcano. In this island houses still feature a typical Aeolian architectural style and colors. From the crater rim one can enjoy a complete view encompassing all the active volcano located on European islands: Vulcano, Stromboli and Etna (the highest one: 3300 m over sea level) for a marvelous sight which can take your breath away and touch all your heartstrings.

“Nothing more stunning can shock the human eye” (Guy de Maupassant)

EQUIPMENT AND SERVICES

The small village of Lentia is located on the top of a head dropping from the cliff to the sea and is surrounded by luxuriant Mediterranean vegetation including eucalyptus trees, pine trees, palms, oleander trees, cycas plants, agave, bougainvillea flowers, hibiscus flowers and aromatic plants, all of them lovingly cured during the winter.

 The highlight of the services offered to the guests is a huge swimming pool which can be used (in the summertime) free of charge together with sun umbrellas, sun beds, and water showers.

 Tennis court

 Shuttle- bus service is available every hour from June to September from our house to Vulcano city center, to harbor and to the sandy beaches of the isle.

This allows you to enjoy a pleasant stay even without a car, easily reaching the beaches, the harbor, the thermal mud baths, the shops, etc.

 This village also has an exclusive bay surrounded by cliffs.

 Complete safety, respect of privacy, exclusive availability of all the facilities are all ensured by a efficient service of porter at the entrance to the village.

 2+2 resting places

ESCURSIONS

MUD BATHS IN THE ISLAND OF VULCANO: People have been bathing in the big natural mud pool in the island of Vulcano since Roman times till nowadays. The pool is located near the black beach and encloses fumaroles. Bathing in a natural sulphurous mud pool with fumaroles is on of the main pleasures that the island of Vulcano can offer you. Everything looks like just it did back in Roman times: the pool can be found next to the sea, just a short walk away from the main harbor, and offers warm water and mud, ideal for healing your skin, respiratory system and rheumatisms. You can watch interesting natural phenomena on the beach: gas emissions make the water and the black sand move. This is just one of the many geothermal wonders that strike the tourists at the feet of the huge volcanic crater dominating the island of Vulcano.

THE HUGE CRATER

You can only have a look at the fumaroles at the top of the crater (391m a.s.l.) if you walk up to the edge of the cone-shaped volcano: an easy 45 minute long hike crossing unique minerals, funny shapes (the so-called “bread bombs”) and the magic moonscapes of the Bombs Valley. The inside of the crater strikes you with its yellow soil and sulphur smell. Surrounded by the fumaroles smoke, you can enjoy a boundless view……”at infinity”

The sea and the indented coastline work as a beautiful frame for two of the island’s main attractions:

1. The famous “Venus Pool” with shallow waters and surrounded by reefs. It is so called because it is rich in rock alum, a mineral that makes your skin soft and smooth, strengthening its natural immunity.

2. The “Horse Grotto” which can be visited on small boats and where you can bath while the sunlight dances on the water.

In the crystal-clear waters surrounding the island of Vulcano you can swim, dive or snorkel.

In the island of Vulcano you can move from one place to another either by walking, or by bus, or by car and motorbike which can be easily rented in several car-rental points.

While enjoying the sea, it is also possible to make some easy and interesting daily tours by hydrofoil to the other islands of the Aeolian archipelago. These islands all have different environmental and landscape characteristics but all of them always enjoy a clear cloudless sky and a mild climate. The Lipari isle has pumice and obsidian quarries and pumice-white beaches where the Taviani brothers filmmakers shot their famous film “Kaos”. The romantic landscapes of the Salina isle hosted the set of the film “The postman” starring the Italian actor Massimo Troisi and the French actor Phillippe Noiret. The Stromboli isle, featuring rough landscapes, is an active volcano with a lava flow constantly running towards the sea: here night skies are always glowing for explosions. The Alicudi isle has no real streets: small paths can be visited on a mule, which is the only means of transportation of this place…

The sea waters surrounding the islands of Vulcano and Lipari have been awarded 2 “Bandiera Blu” prizes certifying their cleanliness. The Sicilian sea waters as a whole just got 5 awards!

Today the Aeolian islands look like seven beautiful and “wild sisters”, echoing the stories by Omer and Greek mythology which placed here the home of Hephaestus, the Keeper of the Fire, and of Aeolus, the Keeper of the Winds.

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How you get to Vulcano Island

Ferry: from Neaples and Milazzo (35km from Messina): 2-3 trips /day

Hydrofoil: from Milazzo (in the province of Messina) and from the other Aeolian islands: frequent trips per day

Air flight: low-cost air flights are available to the Catania airport. From the Catania airport you can reach the Milazzo harbor by bus (2 trips a day) or else you can take a bus to Messina (frequent trips per day) than change the bus to Milazzo harbor.

In summer a shuttle bus offers frequent rides at fixed timetable from the village hosting our apartment to the city centre/harbor. This allows you to enjoy a pleasant stay even without a car, easily reaching the beaches, the harbor, the thermal mud baths, the shops, etc.

The rates include:

- The stay

- Free-of-charge (in the summertime) access to the swimming-pool with sun umbrellas, sun beds, and water showers.

- Free-of-charge car parking in an inside, outdoor, unguarded area.

- All-in water, electricity and gas consumption, 1 set of bath towels and 1 set of bed linings

- Final cleaning of the flat. The cleaning of the kitchen stoves, hob and fridge is not included in the rate and have to be returned in a clean condition, and the kitchenware has to be properly washed (if not, guests will be extra charged 20,00 Euros).

Compulsory charges to be paid on site:

- 200 euro deposit for any damage and/or shortage. This deposit will be given back to the guests at the end of their stay after checking the flat.

- Pets are permitted but must not create noise and dirt. For your pet in tow, it is required an extra 30 Euros for deeper cleaning. However you have to bring all the equipment to care for your 4-legged friend (bed, bowl, etc.).No more than 4 people are allowed to accommodate in the flat and, in any case, the number of guests cannot exceed the one mentioned in the reservation.

The flat will be handed over to the guests in a clean and order condition. The flat is well equipped with kitchenware towels, table cloths and cleaning materials. Guests are kindly requested to properly keep the equipment and will be considered responsible for any damage.

Location description from owner

The Sicily region

Sicily
"To have seen Italy without having seen Sicily is not to have seen Italy at all, for Sicily is the clue to everything."
Goethe 1787

Isola Vulcano

The Aeolian Islands / Vulcano Island area
The Aeolian archipelago, with its 7 islands, is the emerging part of a huge submarine volcanic arc which extends for around 200 km. The Aeolian Islands are the result of a submarine volcanic activity. They emerged from the sea 2 million years ago. Geologists found some rocks dating back to 1 million 300 thousand years ago and lavas dating back to 500 thousand years ago. Panarea, Lipari, Filicudi and Alicudi are the most ancient volcanoes. In Panarea and Lipari there are still fumaroles and thermal springs, while in Alicudi, Filicudi and Salina the volcanic activity has completely disappeared. Vulcano and Stromboli are the only active volcanoes. The island was defined in ancient times as the “Lighthouse of the Tyrrhenian Sea”. Its glares flashing every 20 minutes can be seen even from a great distance. The Mediterranean vegetation characterizes all islands: oleanders, myrtles, rockroses, heaths together with rosemary, thymes, heliotropes and mastic trees are the most common plants. Two woody plants can also be found in almost all Aeolian islands: grape-vines and olive trees. The landscape is characterized by cultures of olive trees and grape-vines, bushes and pioneer vegetation. The most important products that are exported from these islands are capers and “malvasia”, a dessert wine produced mainly in the island of Salina using local grapes. The rich and varied fauna includes vertebrate animals like birds and lizards and invertebrate species like coleopterans and gastropod seashells. The sea is full of life: anchovies, sardines, mackerels, mollusks and crustaceans are the most common ones. Even though they are being abandoned, tuna and swordfish fishing are traditional activities carried out at the end of spring in the islands of Lipari and Stromboli. The weather in the Aeolian Archipelago is very arid, due to the scarce rain. The temperature is mild during winter and not too high during summer, thanks to the marine breeze. The average temperatures are 13° C. during winter (January), 20° C. during spring (May), 27° C. during summer (July) and 21° C. in autumn (October). The yearly average temperature fluctuates between 20° and 16° C. The predominant winds are the Mistral (north-west wind) and the Scirocco (south-east wind). ABOUT VULCANO: Even though the last eruption occurred in 1890, the volcano never stopped proving vital and some phenomena are still visible: fumaroles, steam output both on top of the crater and beneath the sea and the appreciated therapeutic sulphur mud. The isthmus that connects the Isle of Vulcano to the smaller isle of Vulcanello creates the two bays of “Porto Levante” (East port) and “Porto Ponente” (West port). Porto Levante is the main destination of tourists due to the hot waters generated by submarine hydrothermal activity. Porto Ponente is also very much appreciated by visitors because of its very fine black sand and the beach resorts very close to the sea. The mud pool in the area of Porto Levante is one of the main characteristics of the isle and attracts every year thousands of visitors thanks to its therapeutic properties. On the other side of the island there is the solitary Gelso beach (Mulberry beach) that can be reached both by land and by sea. This beautiful beach is also famous for its typical small restaurants. A typical attraction of the island is the climb to get on top of the crater: it lasts one hour and, once on the top, you can enjoy one of the most spectacular views of all the 7 Aeolian Islands. The most important urban areas of the island are “Vulcano porto” and “Vulcano Piano” which is located at a distance of 7 kms from the port. Vulcano piano lays on a hill and tourists can find here a surprisingly flowery landscape. To better enjoy the natural beauty of the island of Vulcano, we suggest you to rent a car or a scooter.

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Families

  • Great for children of all ages
  • Some pets are welcome - please contact the owner

Bed & bathroom

  • Bedroom 1: Double Bed
    Beds in other rooms: Sofa Bed
  • 1 Family bathroom

Amenities

  • Shared outdoor pool (unheated)
  • Shared garden
  • Private garden
  • Balcony or terrace
  • Sea view
  • Linen provided
  • Towels provided

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Access

  • Parking
  • Not suitable for wheelchair users

Policies

Payment
This rental can only be paid for online through Holiday Lettings using your credit/debit card or PayPal (never by bank or wire transfer).
Smoking
Yes, smoking allowed
Cancellation policy
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About the owner

Roberto, Aldo P
Response rate:
100%
Calendar updated::
24 Feb 2017

Languages spoken: English, Italian


This House has 1 bedroom, 1 bathroom and sleeps 4. It’s been listed on Holiday Lettings since 12 Feb 2013. Located in Aeolian Islands, the average weekly rate varies from £314 to £695.

The Owner has a response rate of 100% and the property’s calendar was last updated on 24 Feb 2017.

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