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Lovely Villa Divided Into 4 Units with a 25-Meter Pool Between Etna and the Sea - 'Glicine' Apartment

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  • Minimum stay:4-7 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

Catania apartment description

Villa EtnAmare is situated up on a hill overlooking the green East coast of Sicily, between Mount Etna and the Ionian sea. It is surrounded by a land of five hectares with rich orchards, olive trees, flowers and silent footpaths.
The huge swimming pool (25x8m) is set amongst orange trees on a natural terrace offering spectacular views of the Volcano and of the whole coastline as far as Catania, Giardini Naxos and Taormina.

Villa EtnAmare has recently been built and consists of ground floor, attic and basement with parking.

The villa is divided into four units with private accesses located on the ground floor which is connected to the swimming pool. Each apartment has a large, private terrace with a sweeping view on the green coast to the east and Mount Etna to the west.

All units are refined with excellent quality materials. They are provided with air-conditioning, heating, TV LCD with HDMI connector, free Wi-Fi, oven, refrigerator, coffee maker, washing machine, hairdryer, iron and ironing board. Bath towels and bed linen are included. Beach towels are available for hire.

Two units can be combined in order to have large apartments with 3 or 4 bedrooms.

Villa EtnAmare lies only 500 metres away from Santa Venerina, a village famed for the production of sweets and liqueurs. The 'Pasticceria Russo' is well-known its 'cornetti al miele' (croissants filled with honey), marzipan fruit and almond pastries. In the village, just 5 minutes walking distance, there are restaurants, supermarkets and shops.
Santa Venerina is an excellent base from which to explore eastern Sicily, thanks to its very strategic position halfway between Catania and Taormina. The village is 5 minutes with the car from the highway A18 Catania-Messina from which (in an average time of 20 minutes) you can reach the most beautiful places of Eastern Sicily, such as Taormina, Alcantara Gorge, Catania, Acicastello, Acireale, Etna, Giardini Naxos...

The charming baroque town of Acireale is only 15 km away from Santa Venerina. It is situated next to the 'Riviera dei Ciclopi', a unique coast with a crystal clear sea and lava stacks (faraglioni) which is believed by Greek mythology to correspond to the stones thrown by blind Polifemo to Ulysses.The Riviera traditional resort towns of Acicastello and Acitrezza have long been a magnet for local day trips and offer arguably the best Granita to be found anywhere and lots of good seafood trattorias. Catania, with its rich architectural heritage, its vibrant markets, restaurants and shops, is only 30 minutes away from the village.

The east coast Ionian Riviera has some of Sicily's most picturesque pebbly and sandy beaches including those of Isola Bella, Giardini Naxos and Letojanni (below Taormina). Santa Venerina is just 25 km from Gardini Naxos and 30 km (20 minutes with the highway) from Taormina, which draws more visitors than any other town in Sicily, thanks to its splendid position, its elegant shops, and its Graeco-Roman theatre with a unique view of Mount Etna. Torre Archirafi, Pozzillo and Santa Maria la Scala are pleasant seaside villages near Santa Venerina. The nearest beaches can be found in Praiola, Stazzo and Pozzillo (8 km).

Santa Venerina is also an excellent starting point from which to explore Mount Etna and its surroundings. The towns and villages that dot the flanks of Etna, such as Zafferana Etnea, Trecastagni and Randazzo, are well worth stopping off for a visit to their seventeenth century churches built in lava stone or for a spot of lunch in restaurants offering delicious local products. The village is only 4 km away from Zafferana Etnea and 10 km from Rifugio Sapienza, the main ski area, where it is possible to take the Etna cableway, up to the main craters.

The sun of Sicily holds the record in Europe and with the proximity of Africa maintains a mild climate throughout the year. Spring is the ideal time to enjoy the culture and nature that this island has to offer. It’s well worth making a trip just to experience the Easter processions, bringing together folklore and tradition in an incredibly mystic way.
The interior is spectacular, with the mountain slopes exploding in colour, while on the coast the first bathers start taking to the beaches.
In autumn, throughout October and mid-November, the sea water is still warmed by the summer sun, and the daytime temperature still reaches 30°c during the warmest hours. Many towns around Etna organize festivals dedicated to local products such as wine, mushrooms and sweets.
Our apartments are suitable for winter, Christmas and New Year. The weather between December and March can often be mild and sunny, but each of the apartments have a cosy quality allied to good heating systems and plenty of indoor space just in case!

'Glicine' Apartment: Catania Vacation Rental by Owner Listing 872554ha

Glicine has frontal sea view, with a terrace and a balcony overlooking the whole coastline as far as the bay of Catania on one side and Taormina on the other. The terrace also offers an amazing view of Mount Etna. The apartment's ground floor consists of a living room with a fully equipped kitchen, a double sofa bed, a bathroom with shower and a double room. Two large sliding doors access the balcony and the terrace which is equipped with garden table, parasol and a barbecue. On the upper floor there is a bedroom, a bathroom, a living room with cooking corner and a sofa-bed, and a balcony with sea view.

Property Type

  • Apartment
  • On floor 0
  • 90 m²

Accommodation Type

      • Vacation Rental

      Meals

          • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

          Suitability

              • Pets Not Allowed

              Bedrooms: 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 7, Beds for 7

              Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms

              Other Amenities

                  • Guests can take a walk along the footpaths and reap fruits from the orchard trees: oranges, lemons, cherries, pears......moreless

                  Entertainment

                  • DVD Player:

                    LCD TV with HDMI connector (Dvx, Mp3)...moreless

                  • Television
                  • Satellite / Cable
                  • Radio
                  • CD Player

                  Theme

                  • Family
                  • Tourist Attractions
                  • Romantic
                  • Historic

                  Attractions

                  • Arboretum
                  • Autumn Foliage
                  • Caves
                  • Churches
                  • Cinemas
                  • Library
                  • Marina
                  • Museums
                  • Playground
                  • Recreation Center
                  • Theme Parks
                  • Water Parks
                  • Live Theater
                  • Forests
                  • Volcano
                  • Winery Tours
                  • Zoo
                  • Restaurants
                  • Ruins

                  Leisure Activities

                  • Horseback Riding
                  • Eco Tourism
                  • Walking
                  • Sight Seeing
                  • Outlet Shopping
                  • Paddle Boating
                  • Bird Watching
                  • Gambling Casinos
                  • Scenic Drives
                  • Disco Club

                  local services and businesses

                  • Massage Therapist
                  • Babysitter
                  • Medical Services
                  • Groceries
                  • Hospital
                  • ATM/Bank
                  • Fitness Center

                  Location Type

                  • Near The Ocean
                  • Rural

                  sports and adventure activities

                  • Roller Blading
                  • Snorkeling
                  • Spelunking
                  • Cycling
                  • Fishing
                  • Skiing
                  • Golf
                  • Water Skiing
                  • Mountain Biking
                  • Paragliding
                  • Scuba Diving Or Snorkeling
                  • Swimming
                  • Tennis
                  • Surf Fishing
                  • Pier Fishing
                  • Hiking
                  • Ice Skating
                  • Jet Skiing

                  catering options

                      • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

                      Dining

                      • Child's Highchair
                      • Dining Room
                      • Seating for 6 people

                      General

                      • Iron & Board
                      • Bottled Water
                      • Mosquito Magnet
                      • Telephone
                      • Air Conditioning
                      • Washing Machine
                      • Sofa Bed
                      • Parking
                      • Fax
                      • Internet
                      • Sunbed
                      • Wireless Internet
                      • Local Restaurant Guide
                      • Linens Provided
                      • Towels Provided
                      • Activities Guide
                      • Hair Dryer
                      • Local Activities Guide
                      • Local Maps
                      • Basic Soaps
                      • Toilet Paper
                      • Heating
                      • Living Room

                      Kitchen

                      • Kitchen
                      • Coffee Maker
                      • Dishes & Utensils
                      • Pantry Items
                      • Grill
                      • 4 Ring Stove
                      • Cooking Utensils
                      • Refrigerator
                      • Freezer
                      • Oven
                      • Stove
                      • Toaster

                      Outside

                      • Barbecue
                      • Lawn / Garden
                      • Terrace
                      • Balcony
                      • Gated Community
                      • Outdoor Grill

                      Pool / Spa

                          • Outdoor Pool
                           

                          Reviews

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                          Rental basis: Per property
                          Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
                          Tariffa 7
                          Aug 23 - Sep 12, 2014
                          5 night min stay

                          €1,200
                          Tariffa 8
                          Sep 13 - Oct 10, 2014
                          5 night min stay

                          €1,050
                          Tariffa 9
                          Oct 11 - Dec 19, 2014
                          4 night min stay

                          €950
                          Tariffa 10
                          Dec 20 - Mar 20, 2015
                          4 night min stay

                          €850
                          Tariffa 12
                          Mar 21 - Apr 24, 2015
                          7 night min stay

                          €950
                          Tariffa 13
                          Apr 25 - Jun 12, 2015
                          7 night min stay

                          €1,050

                          Changeover Day: Saturday

                          Tariffa 14
                          Jun 13 - Jul 10, 2015
                          7 night min stay

                          €1,200

                          Changeover Day: Saturday

                          Tariffa 15
                          Jul 11 - Aug 21, 2015
                          7 night min stay

                          €1,300

                          Changeover Day: Saturday


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                          • Refundable Damage Deposit €150
                          • No additional mandatory fees
                          • Taxes Not included

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                          Last updated: 08/28/2014
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                          Location

                          44 Kilometres
                          Nearest Airport
                          Catania Fontanarossa
                          28 Kilometres
                          Nearest Ferry
                          Catania
                          5 Kilometres
                          Nearest Train
                          Giarre
                          4 Kilometres
                          Nearest Motorway
                          Giarre
                          8 Kilometres
                          Nearest Beach
                          Praiola
                          800 Metres
                          Nearest Barpub
                          Bar Russo
                          10 Kilometres
                          Nearest Ski
                          Rifugio Sapienza, Etna
                          35 Kilometres
                          Nearest Golf
                          Il Picciolo, Linguaglossa
                          500 Metres
                          Nearest Restaurant
                          Santa Venerina

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                          Villa EtnAmare lies only 500 metres away from Santa Venerina, a village famed for the production of sweets and liqueurs. The 'Russo' bar is well-known for the production of sweets: 'cornetti al miele' (croissants filled with honey), marzipan fruit and almond pastries.

                          Santa Venerina is an excellent base from which to explore eastern Sicily thanks to its very strategic position halfway between Catania and Taormina. The village distance 5 minutes from the highway A18 Catania-Messina from which (in an average time of 20 minutes) it is possible to reach the most beautiful places of Eastern Sicily. It is the ideal starting point for a visit to Taormina, Catania, Acicastello, Acitrezza, Acireale, Etna, Siracusa, Giardini Naxos...

                          The charming town of Acireale distance only 15 km from Santa Venerina. It is situated next to the 'Riviera dei Ciclopi', a unique coast with a crystal clear sea and lava stacks (faraglioni) which is believed by Greek mythology to correspond to the stones thrown by blind Polifemo to Ulysses.The Riviera traditional resort towns of Acicastello and Acitrezza have long been a magnet for local day trips and offer arguably the best Granita to be found anywhere and lots of good seafood trattorias.Catania, with its rich architectural heritage, its vibrant markets, restaurants and shops, is only 30 minutes away from the village.

                          The east coast Ionian Riviera has some of Sicily's most picturesque pebbly and sandy beaches including those of Isola Bella, Giardini Naxos and Letojanni (below Taormina).Santa Venerina is just 25 km from Gardini Naxos and 30 km (20 minutes with the highway) from Taormina, which draws more visitors than any other town in Sicily, thanks to its splendid position, its elegant shops, and its Greek/Roman theatre with a unique view of Mount Etna.Torre Archirafi, Pozzillo and Santa Maria la Scala are pleasant seaside villages near Santa Venerina. The nearest can be found in Praiola (8 km), a wild pebbled beach next to an impressive cliff.

                          Santa Venerina is also an excellent starting point from which to explore Mount Etna and its surroundings. The towns and villages that dot the flanks of Etna, such as Zafferana Etnea, Trecastagni and Randazzo, are well worth stopping off for a visit to their seventeenth century churches built in lava stone or for a spot of lunch in restaurants offering delicious local products. The village is only 4 km away from Zafferana Etnea and 10 km from Rifugio Sapienza, the main ski area, where it is possible to take the Etna cableway, up to the main craters.

                           

                          Owner info

                          About the owner: My name is Nadia and, together with my brother Fabio and my parents Angelo and Maria Teresa, I am the owner of Villa EtnAmare and Villa Teresa. I graduated in Foreign Langueges and Literatures in 2011 and, although cultivating an unbridled passion for travel, I have always lived in Santa Venerina. I love to share my home, this gives me the great opportunity to meet different people from all over the world.

                          Why the Owner Chose Catania:
                          My father bought our property in 1986. He was immediately enchanted by the beauty of that vast plot of land cultivated with vineyards and citrus groves that offered an unrivaled view and that, despite being in the countryside, it was so well connected to neighboring towns. On the property was a small winery that, once restored, became our home for a few years. Among my most cherished childhood memories are the summer times spent with my brother exploring, riding a bike, climbing the fruit trees and gorging ourselves with cherries, apricots and whatever else we could find when we got hungry... and then the harvest in autumn days, which became the occasion of parties and meetings with family and friends. In 2001 began the construction of the present structure, which was completed in 2010. We share our property and all that it offers with genuine passion, aware and proud of the uniqueness of this place. Papà Angelo often collects fresh fruit for our guests and shows them the many fruit trees so that they can pick the fruit by themselves. Mamma Maria Teresa is a more discreet presence, but 'behind the scenes' she coordinates all matters relating to the care of the garden and the villas. Everything is family run, it is sometimes very difficult, but in the end there is no greater satisfaction than to see guests come back year after year, write a good review, or just say some nice words about our place.

                          The Unique Benefits at this Apartment:
                          Villa EtnAmare was inaugurated in July 2010. The villa, garden and semi-olympic pool were entirely designed and built by my parents Angelo and Maria Teresa, being the first builder and the second a landscape architect. The furnishings and finishes in wood, marble and terracotta have been chosen with great care.


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                          Photos

                          • Villa EtnAmare

                            Villa EtnAmare

                          • Villa EtnAmare

                            Villa EtnAmare

                          • The property

                            The property

                          • Girasole's terrace

                            Girasole's terrace

                          • Girasole's terrace

                            Girasole's terrace

                          • Glicine

                            Glicine

                          • 'Gardenia' bedroom.

                            'Gardenia' bedroom.

                          • A view of Mt. Etna from the Gelsomino's terrace

                            A view of Mt. Etna from the Gelsomino's terrace

                          • Etna eruption 29/07/2011

                            Etna eruption 29/07/2011

                          • The pool seems to melt into the sea

                            The pool seems to melt into the sea

                          • Isola Bella

                            Isola Bella

                          • Taormina

                            Taormina

                          • Villa EtnAmare

                            Villa EtnAmare

                          • The 200 years old olive tree

                            The 200 years old olive tree

                          • The Infinity pool

                            The Infinity pool

                          • 'Girasole' living room

                            'Girasole' living room

                          • Sea view from the 'Glicine' balcony

                            Sea view from the 'Glicine' balcony

                          • 'Gardenia' living room

                            'Gardenia' living room

                          • 'Gelsomino' bathroom

                            'Gelsomino' bathroom

                          • Sea view from the Gelsomino's terrace

                            Sea view from the Gelsomino's terrace

                          • The Infinity pool

                            The Infinity pool

                          • A perfect place to relax.

                            A perfect place to relax.

                          • Sea view as far as Calabria from a sky run on Mt. Etna.

                            Sea view as far as Calabria from a sky run on Mt. Etna.

                          €121 - €186 per night (EUR)
                          6

                          2 Bedroom / 2 Bathroom
                          Sleeps 7

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                          Minimum stay: 4-7 nights
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