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Home of Toosa- Nymph of the seas.

Bedrooms 2
Space 1,291 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 nights


About the property

manor house on the sea in a strategic position: 6 km away from the exit of Giarre, about 20 minutes from the exit of Taormina, 20 minutes from Catania north, an hour from the junction of Siracusa, 36 km from the North Etna shelter. Bright property in a charming and privileged position: Spacious and panoramic terraces on the sea (equipped with chairs, tables and chairs) surround the house with balconies in a unique and picturesque landscape along the coast up to Calabria and capture the nature of the volcanic timpa Etna. The property is finished with hardwood floors, ceramic glazed terracotta, 2 bathrooms (the second to the garage floor), laundry room, large kitchen, two bedrooms autonomous bed. Placed at the end of a road leading directly to the sea, in a quiet seaside village, 2 km from the town center with pharmacy, newsagent, grocery, bars and all amenities. The surrounding area consists of some mansions and a few rural houses immersed in lemon and palm trees. All behind a unique coastline, composed of volcanic pebbles shaped by the tides: the dream of being lulled only by the waves.

Member since: 2017
Speaks: english, french, spanish, italian
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
August 30, 2018


Praiola House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1291 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 2:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
Location Type:
  • Beach
  • Near The Ocean
  • Waterfront
  • Away From It All
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Garage
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wood Stove
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • - toilet , shower , bidet
    - toilet , shower , bidet
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • - 1 double
    - 1 double
  • Television
  • Balcony
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Porch / Veranda
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • bay/sound
  • churches
  • marina
  • restaurants
  • volcano
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • disco club
  • eco tourism
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • fishing
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • skiing
  • surf fishing
  • swimming


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(1 traveler review)

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Home of Toosa- Nymph of the seas.
average rating of 5.0 based on 1 reviews
Ocala, FL USA

Unquestionably THE best vacation experience we've ever had!

  • 5 of 5

We've been using vacation home rental services for many years; no vacation rental compares to this gem in terms of location, amenities or host generosity and communication.

Start with the owner, Angelo...

This isn't some bare-bones rental home, it's Angelo's "home of the heart" as he says (he lives and works in Cantania, but also owns this vacation home and comes here periodically to care for his large Orchid collection and to relax).

He communicated 'instantly' before and during our stay. He's extremely generous, helpful and genuinely excited to share all that he has with you.

He even spoke decent enough English - a rarity in Sicily.

The House itself is amazing. You can literally throw a stone into the sea from the beautiful 3/4 wrap-around deck. Or you can turn your head and get a post card view of Mt Etna directly behind you.

It's located midway between two large tourist cities and very close to numerous small sea-side towns nearby you've got to visit.

The picture you see of the waves is exactly the view we saw each time we ate a meal on the covered deck. In fact, the place is so spectacular, we actually decided to stay home and enjoy it rather than do more sight-seeing one day... and had to force ourselves to go to bed, rather than sit in the moonlight watching the waves.

...and we had magnificent sunrises each morning as we ate breakfast!

At night we left the front and bedroom doors open to hear the sounds and have a nice breeze as we slept. There were no bugs (or security issues to worry about as the balcony is not reachable from the ground.)

You get the entire house. It was better furnished than my own home in terms of kitchen facilities, spices, etc ...and you're surrounded by his orchid collection and beautiful art in the living room and dining room.

He offered us his indoor garage but we parked next to house (on street) for simplicity.

It's at the end of the road after passing olive and palm nurseries, not in a busy city. Groceries and restaurants are an easy 5 min drive away.

We feel very grateful to have found Angelo and his 'home of the heart" - it was the high point of a spectacular multi-week Italy vacation!!

If this rental is available for your time period, grab it.

Ken Wade

  • Submitted: Jun 15, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Ken's wonderful family was the first guest of the Dimora di Toosa , my secret sea corner at the foot of Mount Etna. Toosa, the nymph of the giant Polifemo who lived on Etna, accompanied Ken's family in the experience of Sicily. And I'm happy to have met them: cheerful, smiling, solar, respectful, correct. In one word: perfect! 🌸Super! 🌻One pity: that they could not cook for them a Sicilian dinner and offer it in the terrace on the sea ... in candlelight! But if they should come back here, this is my promise: we will swim together in the waves of the sea. Thank you! Grazie e...Arrivederci!
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Car: necessary


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

pulizie finali $47
Stay tax $1.17 per night, per person. This amount will be due to the owner upon arrival. Does not apply to children under 18 years.

Possibilità di cambio biancheria (lenzuola, asciugamani, teli mare) a pagamento.
Ability to change linen (sheets, towels, beach towels) for a fee

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.