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House on lava rocks directly at the sea with big terraces and beautiful views

Sleeps8
Bedrooms 4
Bathrooms1
Half Baths1
Space 1,076 sq. ft.
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 6 - 7 nights

Overview

About the property

4 bedrooms, 2 terraces and direct access to the sea

Casa Ionio is directly at the sea: it is an apartment with fantastic sea view. You can see Taormina and also Calabria in the distance. Guests can access the sea directly from the house through a path beside the house that goes directly down to the lava rocks.

The house has a living room with fireplace and sea views, double glass doors to the terrace with a great view that stretches from the typical lava rocks in front of the house to Taormina in the distance. On the other side of the living room there is has a terrace with dining table where you can sit out of the wind. From here you can reach the roof terrace with a comfortable staircase and enjoy a panoramic view of Mount Etna. Casa Ionio further comprises a double bedroom with sea view, a simple kitchen, a bedroom with a double bed, two children's bedrooms, each with a bunk bed, a toilet and a bathroom with shower, toilet and bidet. The terraces are equipped with garden furniture.


Property Manager
Giulia Lattanzio / Lenneke Burghouts / Giulia Tiriticco
Speaks: english, french, german, spanish, italian, dutch
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
August 18, 2017

About Giulia Lattanzio / Lenneke Burghouts / 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

Pozzillo Apartment Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • apartment (semi-detached)
  • floor 2
Building Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1076 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
Location Type:
  • Village
  • Waterfront
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Romantic
General:
  • Fireplace
  • Firewood
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Parking On Street
  • Shampoo
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
Kitchen:
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
Dining:
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower , bidet
    Toilet - toilet , bidet
Bedrooms:
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 double , 1 baby crib , With sea view; bed measures 140x200 cm
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen , Bed measures 160x200 cm
    Bedroom 3 - 1 double , Bed measures 120 x 200 cm
    Bedroom 4 - 3 child bed , Bunk bed; beds measure 80 x 95 cm
Entertainment:
  • CD Player
  • Television
Outside:
  • Balcony
  • Beach Chairs
  • Deck / Patio
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Patio
  • Terrace
  • Unscreened Porch / Veranda
  • Walkway to Water
  • 8 garden chairs
  • 2 beach chairs
Suitability:
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Attractions:
  • autumn foliage
  • bay/sound
  • botanical garden
  • caves
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • forests
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • nude beach
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • reefs
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • theme parks
  • volcano
  • water parks
  • waterfalls
  • winery tours
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • horseback riding
  • luaus
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • ice skating
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • paragliding
  • pier fishing
  • rafting
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • skiing
  • snorkeling
  • sound/bay fishing
  • spelunking
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • whitewater rafting
  • wind-surfing
Notes:
LIMITED INTERNET AVAILABLE!

Reviews

Excellent! 4.6/5 -
(18 traveler reviews)

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House on lava rocks directly at the sea with big terraces and beautiful views
average rating of 4.5555553 based on 18 reviews
5

Great property at a superb location

  • 5 of 5

Big house with patio, sea-view balcony and roof top terrace with sea and Etna views. Sea access for a swim right in front of the house. Great place for a family holiday!

  • Submitted: Aug 9, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

Lovely flat in a Superb location

  • 5 of 5

My wife and I loved our week long stay. We were met by one of the owners of the property who was extremely friendly and spoke excellent English. She even gave us a little tour of the area to show us where to buy food, and the best local restaurants.

The view from the balcony and roof terrace was beautiful looking out over the sea in one direction and mount Etna in the other. It was the perfect place for the rest and recuperation we both needed after busy working schedules.

It was exceptionally hot a couple of days, but the fresh breeze coming off the sea was very welcome, and for the most part we didn't feel the absence of A/C and ceiling fans.

It was also a good place to explore the NE of the island, half an hour from Catania to the south and Taormina to the north, and an hour from Mount Etna itself.

If we return to Sicily in the future, we will certainly be trying to book here again

  • Submitted: Jul 10, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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5

schöner Urlaub

  • 5 of 5

wir fühlten uns in dem Haus sehr wohl und liebten besonders die Nähe zum Meer, den traumhaften Meeresblick und die ruhige Umgebung.Das Haus selbst war sauber und gemütlich eingerichtet.Die Küche war recht gut ausgestattet, allerdings hätten wir uns sehr über einen Wasserkocher und Toaster gefreut.Optimal war die Lage des Hauses, da wir relativ schnell viele Sehenswürdigkeiten erreichen konnten.Ein Auto ist jedoch unbedingt erforderlich.

Unsere Kontaktperson Alessandra zeigte uns nach der Ankunft eine Bäckerei und einen Supermarkt in Pozillo, wo wir für unseren täglichen Bedarf einkaufen konnten.Ebenso empfahl sie uns eine Pizzeria in dem Ort, in der wir einige Male sehr gut und preisgünstig speisten.

Wir haben unseren Urlaub sehr genossen und können sowohl das Haus als auch die Betreuung vor Ort weiterempfehlen.

  • Submitted: Jun 20, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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4

Great Apartment in beautiful location overlooking Ionian Sea

  • 4 of 5

The apartment is very well appointed with everything you need. The lounge & front bedroom have doors on to the balcony overlooking the rocks & sea - great views across to Calabria - getting up early to watch the sunrise is well worth it ! There's a decent size kitchen, well equipped, and bathroom. The two bedrooms at the rear of the flat are a bit tired but ok. Our only complaint would be that we were not given enough info when we arrived. We were not shown how to access the two additional outdoor areas - the roof terrace which is huge & has a BBQ + great views of Etna - & the back balcony which gets the sun in the afternoon.

The managers were, however, most helpful, bringing us wood for the open fire when it got cold & a clothes dryer, they were very anxious to help when required - grazie ! It would be useful if info on the local area was provided - shops, restaurants etc. There's a train station 10 mins drive away where you can travel up & down the coast to Catania, Messina, Siracusa, Taormina etc, if you don't fancy driving - Sicilian drivers are crazy, make sure you're fully insured ! You're within striking distance of plenty of attractions, you'll need a car. Don't miss Etna (about 1hr drive)- it's expensive 63 euros pp, but well worth it !

The apartment is in a nice residential area but the rest of Pozzillo is a bit shabby.

We really enjoyed our stay & would definitely recommend it.

  • Submitted: Apr 12, 2017
  • Stayed: Mar 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you very much for your review. Useful info about the local area is now available in the apartment!
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5

Lovely. Great views of volcanoe. Taste of real Italy.

  • 5 of 5

100% satisfied

  • Submitted: Sep 3, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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5

A pleasant base to explore nature and culture along the east coast of Sicily

  • 5 of 5

We stayed the second week of May 2016 in Alessandra's apartment in Pozillo and enjoyed it very much. The spacious flat is located in the upper floor of a two-story building, situated on the ragged lava coast just 20 m away from the sea (actually, this land resulted from an Etna eruption in the 11th century). It offers a large balcony to the East, where you can enjoy breakfast in the morning sun, and also a huge roof terrace for sun-bathing, reading, or having a barbeque. From there one has a fantastic panorama view of the surrounding towns, orange and lemon plantations, the sea, and the all dominating Etna massif. The apartment has just been renovated completely, still preserving the typical Sicilian style in colors, furnishings and beautiful ceramic decorations, thereby showing its own pleasant charisma. One can still feel that this was the residence of a large Sicilian family (Alessandra's parents) during the hot summer months. Accordingly the kitchen is equipped with a large number of dishes, silverware, pots and pans.

For us (a German couple) this was an ideal base to explore the natural and cultural high-lights of the region by car, especially the North and South routes into the Etna park. On the North route a very impressive and easy hiking path into the unreal crater landscape can be found about 1 km before the refuge (Refugio) Citelli. Highly recommendable on the South route - aside from the Refugio Sapienza region- is also the Vulcano House Museum in Nicolosi (call for opening hours).

The whole organization of our visit went very smoothly, Alessandra received us at the apartment, gave us the keys and some instructions for the flat, made a tour with us through the surrounding villages, and showed us all the places which are of general interest for tourists. For us, as non-Italien speakers, it was a great pleasure to communicate with her in fluent English.

We can recommend the apartment without any restrictions.

  • Submitted: May 22, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Very detailed and informative feedback. Thank you! I would like to add that the house has been renovated during winter 2015.
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Map

Nearest Airport
28 Kilometres
Catania, Fontanarossa Airport
Nearest Barpub
7 Kilometres
Acireale
Nearest Ferry
25 Kilometres
Catania (ferry from Napels)
Nearest Golf
29 Kilometres
Il Picciolo, Castiglione di Sicilia
Nearest Train
3 Kilometres
Guardia
Nearest Motorway
8 Kilometres
Giarre or Acireale
Nearest Restaurant
1 Kilometres
Stazzo
Nearest Ski
29 Kilometres
Rifugio Sapienza
Nearest Beach
4 Kilometres
Praiola or Santa Tecla
Car: recommended

Pozzillo is an excellent base from which to explore eastern Sicily. The quaint fishing village lies halfway between Catania and Taormina and just five 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, is just 25 kilometres from Pozzillo. 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 Pozzillo. Travelling south, one hour’s drive away lies Syracuse

Other Activities: Excursions to Mount Etna, the biggest volcano of Europa

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Rates & Availability

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Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Additional Guest Fee $14.11 per person per night

Prices are for up to 4 persons. For every extra guest there is an extra cost of 70 Euro per week.
The price includes final cleaning, water, gas, electricity, bed linen and a set of towels for every guest.
Security deposit is 100 euro.

Manager's Cancellation Policy

Please ask the manager or check their rental agreement when booking the property.