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Charming House with Unique View on the Magnificent Volcano Etna

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Last updated: 05/30/2015
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  • Minimum stay:6-7 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

Property description

Found on the north side of Etna, this totally renovated rustic house with 3 bedrooms and 3 bathrooms offers a panoramic view that stretches from the inland Sicilian landscape to the heights of the volcano’s crater. A rural road brings you to this lava stone house, which is sharply contrasted by the bright green of the wild Sicilian vegetation. The landscape surrounding the accommodation is characterised by antique lava flows and olive trees. Taormina and Giardini Naxos (with sandy beach) distance only a 15 Min drive (20 km). The delightful gorge 'Gole d'Alcantara' and the medieval towns Randazzo, Castiglione and Francavilla di Sicilia are all in a range of 10 km.

Due to the presence of a fireplace and central heating, Casa Lavica lends itself also for use in winter. Many people are unaware that Etna is a popular skiing resort in the winter months. The closest ski-facilities are in Piano Provenzano (Linguaglossa), 7 km away.


Golf resort at only 3 km away: “Il Picciolo Golf Club”, at Rovittello, Castiglione di Sicilia, is situated only 4 km from the house. The Picciolo Golf Club is the first golf course constructed in Sicily. It was designed, in the 1989, by Luigi Rota Caremoli. The beautiful 18 holes are among oaks, hazels and vineyards. Volcano Etna is the great attraction of the course, it dominates almost every hole and also allows the fantastic emotion of discovering lava flows all around from time to time. At a height of 650 mt above the sea, the fresh air which cools in summer the hot sun allows to forget the renetic rhythm of the town. At approximately 4 km there is the town of Linguaglossa, point of departure of most excursions to Mt. Etna. On the other side, one of most extraordinary monuments of nature: Alcantara Gorges, a terrific natural phenomena with caves and falls. At 25 km there's Taormina, shining like precious jewel.

Skiing on the volcano!: Few people are aware that Etna is a popular location for skiers in winter. The closest ski-facilities are in Piano Provenzana (Linguaglossa), but can also be found at Rifugio Sapienza (Nicolosi). Piano Provenzana distances only 7 km from the house. On some glorious days in winter, it’s even possible to ski the frozen slopes in the morning enjoying a wonderful panoramic view of the Mediterranean, and then, the same afternoon, go and sunbathe on the beaches below!

Nearby: - Volcano Etna
- “Piano Provenza' cable cars and ski facilities
- Etnaean towns Randazzo, Castiglione and Francavilla di Sicilia (medieval Etna villages with Norman castles)
- Taormina & Giardini Naxos
- Gole d'Alcantara, a delightful gorge. The unique canyon was created by a splintering collision of volcanic magma and cooling water.

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Property Type

  • Cottage
  • 80 m²

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental

Meals

  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

Suitability

  • Children Welcome
  • Pets Not Allowed
  • Smoking Allowed
  • Suitable For Elderly Or Infirm
  • Wheelchair Inaccessible

Bedrooms: 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4

  • Bedroom 1: 1 queen, 1 baby crib

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  • Bedroom 2: 1 queen, 1 child bed

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  • The property consists of a spacious living room with open kitchen, fireplace and wooden table, and three bedrooms (of which one in the dependance). All bedrooms have their own bathroom (with toilet, bidet and shower)....moreless

Bathrooms: 3 Bathrooms

Other Amenities

  • The rental includes a USB Internet key.

Theme

  • Away From It All
  • Family

Attractions

  • Autumn Foliage
  • Botanical Garden
  • Caves
  • Churches
  • Cinemas
  • Coin Laundry
  • Forests
  • Library
  • Live Theater
  • Marina
  • Museums
  • Playground
  • Pond
  • Recreation Center
  • Reefs
  • Restaurants
  • Ruins
  • Theme Parks
  • Volcano
  • Water Parks
  • Waterfalls
  • Winery Tours

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/Bank
  • Fitness Center
  • Groceries
  • Hospital
  • Laundromat
  • Medical Services

Leisure Activities

  • Bird Watching
  • Horseback Riding
  • Outlet Shopping
  • Paddle Boating
  • Scenic Drives
  • Sight Seeing
  • Sledding
  • Walking

Location Type

  • Rural

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Cycling
  • Equestrian Events
  • Golf
  • Hiking
  • Hunting Small Game
  • Ice Skating
  • Mountain Biking
  • Mountain Climbing
  • Mountaineering
  • Paragliding
  • Roller Blading
  • Scuba Diving Or Snorkeling
  • Skiing
  • Spelunking
  • Swimming
  • Tennis

Dining

  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 8 people

General

  • Dialup Access
  • Fireplace
  • Firewood
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Linens Provided
  • Local Maps
  • Parking
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided

Kitchen

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

Outside

  • Barbecue
  • Beach Chairs
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Terrace

Property Descriptor

  • Detached
 

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Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Rate 2015
May 30 - Jul 10, 2015
7 night min stay

€600

Changeover Day: Saturday

Rate 2015
Jul 12 - Jul 18, 2015
6 night min stay
€110
summer Rates
Jul 25 - Aug 14, 2015
7 night min stay

€700

Changeover Day: Saturday

Rate 2015
Aug 15 - Jan 1, 2016
7 night min stay

€600

Changeover Day: Saturday


Additional information about rental rates

Fees:

  • No additional mandatory fees
  • Taxes Included

Notes:

Prices include use of Internet USB key, final cleaning, linen and towels, water, electricity. Heating is not included (necessary usually between October and April).

Security deposit = 150 Euro.


Cancellation policy:

Policy available by contacting manager when booking.


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Location

40 Kilometres
Nearest Airport
Catania, Fontanarossa Airport
20 Kilometres
Nearest Barpub
Giardini Naxos / Taormina
60 Kilometres
Nearest Ferry
Messina
10 Kilometres
Nearest Golf
Il Picciolo, Linguaglossa
7 Kilometres
Nearest Train
Linguaglossa
2 Kilometres
Nearest Motorway
Passopisciaro
7 Kilometres
Nearest Restaurant
Linguaglossa
7 Kilometres
Nearest Ski
Piano Provenzano, Linguaglossa, Etna
20 Kilometres
Nearest Beach
Giardini Naxos / Taormina

Car: Necessary

Casa Lavica is an excellent base from which to explore the eastern part of Sicily. The villages of Etna, such as Randazzo, Castiglione and Francavilla di SiciliCaa are famous for their ancient lava flows, the architecture of their seventeenth century churches, their delicious local produce and their Norman castles. Situated 700 metres above sea level, they are a favourite retreat of the city dwellers who, in summer are in search of cool, fresh air, while in winter are in search of snow for skiing. Few people are aware that Etna is a popular location for skiers in winter. The closest ski-facilities are in Piano Provenzano (Linguaglossa), but can also be found at Rifugio Sapienza (Nicolosi). On some glorious days in winter, it’s even possible to ski the frozen slopes in the morning enjoying a wonderful panoramic view of the Mediterranean, and then, the same afternoon, go and sunbathe on the beaches below! Taormina and Giardini Naxos (with sandy beach) distance only a 15 Min drive.

Other Activities: Excursion to Mount Etna, from Piano Provenzana

 

Manager info

About: We have been with Homeaway since 2006, proposing houses that are able to unfold Sicily's colours and charm at best. Houses with quality furnishing in unique locations, with incredible views or with a pool, always accurately selected in order to satisfy our main wish: to see you falling in love with Sicily just like we did. We provide you with transparent information and true pictures. What you see is exactly what you get. We will advise you as much as we can about travel info, transfers and car rental. Dinners in villas and other extra services can also be arranged. Finally, our prices are final rates! There are no hidden additional costs. We are flexible with your arrivals and departures and if you need a late check-in this is usually possible.


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Speaks: english, french, german, spanish, italian, dutch

 

Photos

  • Casa Lavica

    Casa Lavica

  • Large terrace

    Large terrace

  • Waking up with a magnificent view of Etna

    Waking up with a magnificent view of Etna

  • Casa Lavica + dependance

    Casa Lavica + dependance

  • Amazing views

    Amazing views

  • View on the volcano Etna in wintertime

    View on the volcano Etna in wintertime

  • Casa Lavica

    Casa Lavica

  • All bedrooms have their own en-suite bathroom

    All bedrooms have their own en-suite bathroom

  • Bathroom

    Bathroom

  • Living room with fire place

    Living room with fire place

  • Church of Linguaglossa

    Church of Linguaglossa

  • Casa Lavica

    Casa Lavica

  • Eating outside

    Eating outside

  • House with Mount Etna on the background

    House with Mount Etna on the background

  • Olive tree

    Olive tree

  • Relaxing

    Relaxing

  • Cactussen

    Cactussen

  • Details

    Details

  • One of the bedrooms

    One of the bedrooms

  • Kitchen

    Kitchen

  • Living room with view

    Living room with view

  • Gole d'Alcantara

    Gole d'Alcantara

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Minimum stay: 6-7 nights
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  • Bedrooms
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  • Bathrooms
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  • Property type
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Member since: 2006
Speaks: english, french, german, spanish, italian, dutch
  • Response time Within 24 hours
  • Response rate 100%
  • Calendar last updated 05/30/2015
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