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Country-house with private pool and magnificent view on the Etna and sea

Bedrooms 5
Space 1,722 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 1 - 7 nights


About the property

5 bedrooms, 5 bathroom, private pool, perfect for families & friends, WiFi

A renovated farm with pool in a stunning and perfectly peaceful setting between the sea and Mount Etna, close to Acireale (3 km). The private pool (size 10 x 5 m., deep 160 cm) is in use from April to the end of October.

The house is located on the highest part of the estate, overlooking an infinite number of lemon trees, Mount Etna and the coast as far as Taormina (35 km). The garden is beautifully tended, with palm trees and Mediterranean flowers.

The house consists of 5 bedrooms, 5 bathrooms, a dining room with open kitchen, sofa bed and a dining table for 12 persons. The rooms are all on the ground floor and all have air-conditioning. There are three units with own entrance. The units and the kitchen are not connected from the inside. Unit 1 has a terrace with sea view, a double room, a twin room and a bathroom. Unit 2 consists of 2 double rooms, a single bed and 2 bathrooms. Unit 3 is a spacious double room with bathroom. The kitchen opens onto a covered terrace, perfect for al fresco dining.

Exploring eastern Sicily: The accommodation is an excellent base from which to explore eastern Sicily. It is just three kilometres from Acireale (a pretty little city, built on a plateau of lava, that is known for its Baroque churches). Giardini Naxos, a seaside resort with beautiful sandy beaches distances 32 km. And a bit further 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 Santa Tecla are pleasant seaside villages near the accommodation. In the village Santa Tecla, four kilometres away, is the renown fish restaurant “Da Lorenzo”. Both townshave pebbled beaches and a small port with vividly painted boats. In summer the villages become a seaside destination for the islanders who enjoy diving off the wooden platforms into the cool Mediterranean waters.

Exploring the volcano Etna: Several of the traditional lava-stone villages on the flanks of Etna are well worth a visit. Many guests at Casale Acqua e Fuoco, however, will be well content to relax in the stunning surroundings of the house, the garden and the pool. 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 600 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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Property Manager
Giulia Lattanzio / Chiara Caporali / Giulia Tiriticco / Nina Schuttert
Premier Partner

This VRBO partner has demonstrated and is committed to fast response times, the best rates, and a great traveler experience.

Speaks: english, french, german, spanish, italian, dutch
Response time:
Within a few hours
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Calendar last updated:
January 21, 2018

About Giulia Lattanzio / Chiara Caporali / Giulia Tiriticco / Nina Schuttert

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.

Guestbook comments from the manager

Der Aufenthalt war prima - das Haus war toll und es hat uns sehr gefallen (obwohl es leider auch recht oft geregnet hat - die Kinder waren trotzdem jeden Tag im Pool).

Das Haus war beim ersten Mal schwer zu finden - ohne Navigationssystem wäre es sehr schwierig geworden. Auf jeden Fall waren Tiziana und ihr Mann sehr nett und hilfreich.

Auch, dass für den ersten Abend bereits Nudeln, Tomatensauce und Milch vorhanden waren, war super!

Die Lage zwischen Meer und Etna ist einfach fantastisch! Ein Tipp für alle anderen Urlauber ist: auf Sizilien nicht versuchen (wie vielleicht in Deutschland) vor 20 Uhr abends in einem Restaurant Essen gehen zu können - da hatten wir mit zwei Familien sehr lange gesucht und nichts gefunden ... ansonsten sind die üblichen Ausflugsziele natürlich zu empfehlen: Etna, Taormina, Syracusa ... und wir waren auch einen Tag auf Vulcano ... hier muss man nur früh genug losfahren, um auch spätestens gegen 11 uhr in Milazzo noch eine gute Fähre zu erreichen.

Ich denke, dass wir auf jeden Fall nochmal nach Sizilien kommen werden!
Oct 2010
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Acireale House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house (detached)
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1722 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 13
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
  • Please try to be on time for your check-in (which is usually set at 4PM) and in case of delay please send a text message directly to the keyholder.
Location Type:
  • Near The Ocean
  • Rural
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Air Conditioning
  • Dialup Access
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Sofa Bed
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Kitchen
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 13 people
  • 5 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower , bidet
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower , bidet
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , shower , bidet
    Bathroom 4 - toilet , shower , bidet
    Bathroom 5 - toilet , shower , bidet
  • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 13
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen , 1 baby crib
    Bedroom 2 - 2 twin/ single
    Bedroom 3 - 1 queen , 1 twin/ single
    Bedroom 4 - 1 queen , 1 baby crib
    Bedroom 5 - 1 queen
  • All bedrooms have air-conditioning and a private bathroom.
  • CD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Terrace
  • 13 garden chairs
  • 6 beach chairs
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair accessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Outdoor Pool
  • Private Pool ...
  • autumn foliage
  • bay/sound
  • botanical garden
  • caves
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • coin laundry
  • forests
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • reefs
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • volcano
  • waterfalls
  • winery tours
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • horseback riding
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • paragliding
  • pier fishing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • skiing
  • snorkeling
  • sound/bay fishing
  • spelunking
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing
The private pool (size 10 x 5 m., deep 160 cm) is open from April to the end of October. The rental price includes final cleaning and one set of linen and bathroom towels for each guest.


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Country-house with private pool and magnificent view on the Etna and sea
average rating of 4.5333333 based on 32 reviews

Rustic farmhouse villa with great views

  • 4 of 5

We liked the villa, especially the huge pool and the views. It was well equipped and we liked the en suite bedrooms, although because the villa was mainly an old building, they were a bit dark.

The only thing which would have been nice would be the provision of some form of cushions for the outside benches around the large dining table. We love sitting out day or night but the plain wood benches became uncomfortable after a short while. That apart, we liked the situation of the villa, it was a good base for sightseeing and Tiziana was very helpful.

Mike Swann

  • Submitted: Oct 16, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Great holiday stay

  • 5 of 5

The property is lovely, great views of Etna and the sea, a lot of room surrounded by green in an lemon grove. Pool and pool area are very nice. Nice, clean rooms. We had a wonderful stay and the owners were very nice and helpful. The only small negative are the mattresses which are hard and uncomfortable and could do with an update, then it would be the perfect place!

  • Submitted: Jun 4, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Beautiful setting and great house!

  • 5 of 5

We have just returned from a week at this great place. We were eight people, three generations, and everyone loved the place. The views of Etna and the sea are just magnificent, and the location is wonderful for a relaxing time. We used the barbeque most nights and sat out enjoying our dinner in the great garden, where the children loved to play. We would be happy to return!

  • Submitted: Apr 15, 2017
  • Stayed: April 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Great farmhouse villa in a lovely location

  • 5 of 5

Very nicely done farmhouse. Was perfect for all of the extended family (10 people) to stay in, great pool.

Owners were very friendly and helpful.

Views of Etna, sea and the area are stunning

  • Submitted: Sep 13, 2016
  • Stayed: August 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Amazing views of mountain and sea, Excellent facilities and lovely welcome.

  • 5 of 5

We were 9 people ranging from 12 to 49 in age with plenty of space for all of us in a clean and well appointed house.

We very much appreciated our own access to our rooms with our own bathrooms and the all important A/C. There was enough seating around the table and plenty of loungers around the pool.

We had fun picking lemons and figs in the orchard just below the house, swimming in the pool, playing boules and watching the kids run around the garden.

It was great to have the basics left at the house such as olive oil, herbs, salt, pepper, sugar, coffee, washing powders, etc. especially as we were only there a week. There were plenty of pots, pans and kitchen utensils, the only thing we might suggest adding is an ice cream scoop.

We made good use of the barbecue and the mosquito repellents that had been left.

The views from the house are magnificent just waking up each morning seeing Mount Etna is breathtaking. We also had a great view most evenings of all the firework displays during the month of August in the direction of the mountains as well as the sea.

The Wifi was reasonably good around the kitchen area and to the bedroom next to the kitchen but was hard to capture in the other bedrooms and around the pool.

The house is difficult to find as it is not marked and we had not anticipated that it would be through one gate down a long entry road, through another gate and down to the house. However with Tiziana on the phone we reached our destination without too much difficulty.

Sicilian traffic is unpredictable so decide which trips to take very carefully. I suggest not straying too far: A trip up Mount Etna, Siracusa, Taormina and as far as Caltagirone is definitely worth the time in the car but any further is stressful and tedious.

An absolutely great location for families or a group vacation.

  • Submitted: Aug 24, 2016
  • Stayed: August 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Incredible views, perfect pool, good location for exploring the east coast.

  • 4 of 5

We were 10 friends staying for a week in Sicily, and the Casale was ideal for what we needed. The swimming pool is lovely, very big, and there are plenty of pool loungers, but could do with more than one umbrella to provide more shade in the hot Sicilian sun. The views of Mount Etna from the garden were truly beautiful, especially in the evening. We spent a lot of time cooking for 10 people at the house, and so one gripe was that the kitchen could have been better equipped (sharper knives, more chopping boards, blender, something to play music on, is needed) but the bedrooms (with AC and private access), the terrace with large outdoor dining table, and the pool and garden set amongst the lemon groves, were wonderful.

The secluded location, once you've found the villa up the lemon groves, is great for excursions out and about. 30mins from the airport, 45mins from Taormina, and some beautiful coastal towns with incredible fresh fish restaurants only 10-15mins drive away (Capamulina and Aci Castello).

All in all a really great place to stay, and we all want to say thank you for a lovely trip!

  • Submitted: Jul 31, 2016
  • Stayed: July 2016
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Nearest Airport
25 Kilometres
Catania, Fontanarossa Airport
Nearest Barpub
4 Kilometres
Nearest Ferry
25 Kilometres
Catania (boat from Naples)
Nearest Golf
50 Kilometres
Il Picciolo, Castiglione di Sicilia
Nearest Train
3 Kilometres
Nearest Motorway
4 Kilometres
Nearest Restaurant
2 Kilometres
Nearest Ski
20 Kilometres
Etna, Rifugia Sapienza
Car: necessary

Situated near the town of Acireale on the east coast of Sicily, Casale Acqua e Fuoco is a good base from which to visit Taormina, Catania, Mount Etna and the various fascinating villages on its flanks called 'paesi Etnei'. The property is situated 3 km from Acireale, famous for its baroque churches. The picturesque fisherman's villages Santa Maria La Scala and Aci Trezza (5 km) both have pebbled beaches and a small port with vividly painted boats and good restaurants. In summer the villages become a seaside destination for the islanders who enjoy diving off the wooden platforms into the cool Mediterranean waters. The house is located on the highest part of the estate, overlooking an infinite number of lemon trees, huge Mount Etna and the coast as far as Taormina (35 km).

Other Activities: Excursion to Mount Etna, the highest active volcano in Europe


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Fees No additional mandatory fees

Prices are based on occupation by 1-8 guests. For every extra guest until a max. of 14 persons we ask an extra of 50 euro per guest per week. Prices include use of wireless internet, air-conditioning, final cleaning, linen and towels, water, gas, electricity.
Security deposit = 200 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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