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Villa With Pool And Spectacular Views On The Coast

Sleeps14
Bedrooms 6
Bathrooms5
Space 3,229 sq. ft.
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights

Overview

About the property

6 bedrooms, 5 bathrooms, sea view, close to Etna, bright rooms, coastal views

Villa Valverde is a white villa on an exceptional location. It is set high above the sea with breathtaking views enjoyable both from the garden and from the huge window of the living room. Not to mention that all floors have terraces overlooking the Ionian Sea. It would be truly difficult to ask for a more delightful place.

The villa is on 3 floors, all modernly furnished. The ground floor consists of a big living room, a kitchen with dining table and 2 bathrooms with toilet, bidet and shower. On the first floor are another living room with fireplace and panoramic terrace, 2 bedrooms and 2 bathrooms with toilet, bidet and shower. The first bedroom has a double bed, a sofa bed and an en-suite bathroom. The second bedroom has two single beds (possibility double bed). The second - and upper floor - consists of 3 double rooms, a single room and a bathroom with toilet, bidet and tub with shower.

Furthermore, the villa is provided with all comforts: from the wireless Internet to the air-conditioning, to a dishwasher and an outdoor shower.

The small garden gives space to a refreshing swimming pool of 8x4 meters (deep 1.50 meter). The pool is open from the 1st April until early November.

From the village Valverde, a beautiful rural road, parallel on the coast, leads to the villa. Undoubtedly Villa Valverde is an excellent base for a cultural and natural exploration of the Eastern Sicily. The stunning baroque towns of Acireale and Catania, the charming Taormina, but also the volcano Etna are all really close. Moreover, thanks to the proximity of the highway (at San Gregorio, 3 km), also the South-East side of Sicily with highlights as Noto and Syracuse can be easily reached.

Guests will enjoy every season in Villa Valverde. Thanks to the presence of a fireplace, the central heating and to the very sunny climate in Sicily, the villa, indeed, offers a pleasant stay also in winter.

More Details

Property Manager
Giulia Lattanzio / Chiara Caporali / Giulia Tiriticco
Speaks: english, french, german, spanish, italian, dutch
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
November 20, 2017

About Giulia Lattanzio / Chiara Caporali / Giulia Tiriticco

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.

Amenities

Valverde Villa Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • villa (detached)
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 3229 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 14
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
  • Try to be on time for your check-in (which is usually set at 4 PM) and please send a text message to the keyholder in case of delay.
Location Type:
  • Near The Ocean
  • Rural
Theme:
  • Family
General:
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
Dining:
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 14 people
Bathrooms:
  • 5 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower , bidet , ground floor
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower , bidet , ground floor
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , shower , bidet , 1st floor, en-suite bathroom
    Bathroom 4 - toilet , shower , bidet , 1st floor
    Bathroom 5 - toilet , combination tub/shower , bidet , 2nd floor
    outdoor shower - outdoor shower , outdoor shower
Bedrooms:
  • 6 Bedrooms, Sleeps 14
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen , 1 child bed , 1 baby crib , 1 sleep sofa /futon
    Bedroom 2 - 2 twin/ single
    Bedroom 3 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 4 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 5 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 6 (the smallest) - 2 twin/ single , 2 single beds in a L-shape position
  • There is a double sofa bed in the living room with fireplace on the first floor.
Entertainment:
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
Outside:
  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • 12 garden chairs
  • 2 beach chairs
Suitability:
  • wheelchair accessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Private Pool
Attractions:
  • autumn foliage
  • bay/sound
  • caves
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • forests
  • marina
  • museums
  • reefs
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • volcano
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • skiing
  • snorkeling
  • swimming
Notes:
Pool size: 4x9 meters (deep 1.50 m.). Open from 1st April until early November. On request the keyholder can organize dinners in villa for you!

Reviews

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average rating of 4.625 based on 32 reviews
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Ridden hard and put away wet

  • 3 of 5

There is much to love about this property -- big enough for our group of 9, friendly property manager, and nice views. This is the first time I have ever given anything but 5 stars, so I’ll be specific about why we were disappointed. Upon arrival here is what we observed:

-Patrizio, the manager, was very nice and met us at the villa. There was a bowl of fresh fruit as a welcome gift.

-Lights over bathroom mirrors in 4/5 bathrooms didn't work

-Mold/ mildew in showers

-Both showers on the 2nd floor didn’t drain. Patrizio was responsive when we asked for help to unclog the showers

-One shower had very light water pressure and took 5 minutes to warm up.

-Half used bottles of lotion and bath products left by past guests

-Half used rolls of toilet paper in the bathrooms, and no extra toilet paper

-No bar soap or shower amenities

-Hairdryer sticky, doesn't work in most outlets

-Air conditioning units were only in certain rooms on 2nd and 3rd floor; none of them worked

-No air conditioning on first floor

-Kitchen stovetop was small; one burner broken.

-One overhead light in kitchen broken -Leftover food from past guests in kitchen cupboards (jars of half-used capers, sticky containers of salt, sugar, spices, etc.)

-No dish washing liquid

-Desk broken and drawers full of random hardware and trash

-Light switches browned with dirt

-Furniture covered with ratty covers and tables covered with sticky plastic covers (not pictured in online pics)

-Used tea light candles in candle holders

-Art in one bedroom fallen sideways inside the frame, in another room a painting is missing

-Dusty artificial plant decorations. No real plants indoors.

-Many of the outlets not updated and couldn't use without adapter

-Layout: there are 4 bedrooms on the 3rd floor, but only 1 bathroom.

-Too hot if you close windows (no AC) but if you open the mosquitoes get in. Screens needed.

-Restaurant within 50 meters has good pizza. Sometimes they play loud music until 12pm.

-Three large decks with sea views. Two lack furniture.

My husband and I spent two days cleaning and prepping for our guests. We bought toilet paper, table cloths, flowers, bathroom amenities, dish soap, hair dryers, tea light candles, laundry detergent, adapters, etc.

I’m sure this property was gorgeous in its heyday, but it needs renovation. The highlights of our trip were Taormina and Ortigia. If I could do it again, I would find a place to stay in the countryside near Modica.

  • Submitted: Oct 16, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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4

Spacious property with great views

  • 4 of 5

There were only four of us sharing this large villa so others with larger groups may not find these comments applicable.

The villa is very spacious with lots of circulation and interior and exterior relaxation space.

It is well equipped for a large party although if a large party wanted to eat outside it may be a bit problematical with tables.

Bathroom arrangements are a little strange but there are enough, just not in the right places in my opinion.

The villa was very clean and the gardens and pool well maintained and it is set in a quiet location.

Views from the balconies and garden were stunning,

A restaurant, only one hundred metres from the villa, Ristorante Casalrosato, provided very good and reasonably priced meals and Antonio, maybe the head waiter was exceedingly helpful. We visited it four times in our two weeks.

A Eurospin supermarket is within a tweny minute walk or a similar walk into Valverde to the Paniceria for bread.

Patrizio, who looks after the villa was extremely helpful and always happy to help. His wife cooked us two meals while we were there at 20 euros per person. They were delicious.

Really a car is essential otherwise it would be very difficult to travel around.

I would recommend this villa to anyone but maybe not at full capacity if all adults.

We thoroughly enjoyed our time there and would happily go again.

  • Submitted: Sep 18, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Beautiful comfortable large house with plenty of spaces for all to hang out separately

  • 4 of 5

Beautiful house located off the beaten track. Patrizio was most welcoming despite our late arrival due to car hire issues at the airport. The location of the house made it completely unsuitable for the large car we had hired. Car could not be driven on many of the small roads surrounding the accommodation. We spent more time than is usual for us at the house due to the driving difficulties in Sicily. It was a pleasure to be at home with a pleasant pool and plenty of areas for all 3 generations of the family to spread out and interact as and when we felt like it. While there was plenty of space for us all some improvements need to be made to the sleeping accommodation on the top floor - another bathroom is needed at this level and the smallest room is unsuitable as a bedroom. Thankfully we didn't need the bed spaces in it as we were a group of 10. Additional air conditioning needed on this level too. Also the freezer space in the kitchen is insufficient for a large group - a small stand alone freezer should be provided. There is a restaurant close by which provides an authentic Italian experience - menu is totally in Italian so Google translate was needed! Accessing any other restaurant/shop etc requires the use of a car as roads are not safe for walking. This is a holiday home to get a truly away from it all Sicilian experience. Would recommend it for use by different generations of the one family.

  • Submitted: Jul 17, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

lovely, clean, peaceful villa

  • 5 of 5

Our second stay at the villa and we were not disappointed, a lovely modern, clean villa with a pool which the children loved. the views took my breath away each morning and enjoyed watching the ships out at sea from the top balcony.

A car is a must, we visited Taormina, Noto, Aci Trezza, and a train trip around Mount Etna. Another fantastic holiday at Ville Valverde

  • Submitted: Jun 19, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

Very impressive Villa

  • 5 of 5

The Villas views are truly spectacular, the interiors are extremely spacious even for our very large group. The meal the owner cooked for us was a highlight of the trip and is a treat not to be missed.

  • Submitted: Sep 5, 2016
  • Stayed: August 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Breathtaking

  • 5 of 5

We had a fantastic stay. The villa was beautiful, clean and spacious, there was 7 of us. The outside space was perfect with eating areas, loungers and the pool which the kids lived in. The views were breathtaking and stepping out onto the terraces each morning to soak them in was amazing. I have nothing but good things to say and really hope we get to return here. Car is definately needed. Our stay was just perfect. The owners are friendly and helpful. We would recommend taking a snorkel to Isola Bella and the cable car up Mount Etna, just amazing.

  • Submitted: Jun 9, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
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Map

Nearest Airport
20 Kilometres
Catania, Fontanarossa Airport
Nearest Barpub
3 Kilometres
Acitrezza
Nearest Ferry
15 Kilometres
Catania - Ferry from Napels
Nearest Golf
50 Kilometres
Linguaglossa
Nearest Train
5 Kilometres
Acireale
Nearest Motorway
2 Kilometres
San Gregorio
Nearest Restaurant
200 Metres
Valverde
Nearest Ski
30 Kilometres
Etna
Nearest Beach
7 Kilometres
Santa Tecla
Car: necessary

An excellent base from which to explore eastern Sicily. The villa lies 4 km from the coast and just five kilometres from Acireale (a pretty little city, built on a plateau of lava, that is known for its Baroque churches). Gardini Naxos, a seaside resort with beautiful sandy beaches, is just 35 kilometres away. Beside it we find Taormina ‘the pearl of the Mediterranean’ and the most exclusive seaside resort in Sicily. Its ancient Greek theatre is world famous for its extraordinary panoramic views. Santa Maria la Scala and Aci Trezza are pleasant seaside villages near Villa Valverde. In the village Santa Tecla, a few kilometres from Praiola, is the renown, but quiet cheap, fish restaurant “Da Lorenzo”.

Villa Valverde is also an excellent base from which to explore Mount Etna and its surroundings. The villages of Etna, such as Trecastagni, Zafferana Etnea e Randazzo, are famous for their ancient lava flows, the architecture of their seventeenth century churches, their delicious local produce and the hospitality of the villagers. 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. 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!

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Additional information about rental rates

Fees No additional mandatory fees

Rates include internet, linen, bathroom towels and final cleaning. There are no hidden extras.
Security deposit: 300 Euro.

Manager's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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