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Castle near the sea with private pool, park and views of the sea and of the Etna

Acireale CT, Italy
  • Castle1937 sq. ft.
  • Bedrooms5
  • Sleeps10
  • Bathrooms3
  • Half Baths0
  • Minimum Stay1 - 7 nights

castle, private pool, panoramic terrace, 5 bedrooms, restaurants, sea

An Art Nouveau-style castle near the sea, with a superb private pool, and surrounded by one and a half hectare park that includes a lawn with a swing, a lemon orchard, bougainvillea, roses, palm trees and a wonderful pine: in Castello Claves you can truly have a taste of 19th century decadent life!

The castle, located just 200 meters from the square and the marina of Stazzo, was built in the late nineteenth century and used as a base for hunting. The descendants of the first owners - an exquisite elderly couple - live on the ground floor. The couple, while occasionally using the park and the pool, provides privacy for their guests who will have the rest of the property and a private entrance.

The first floor of Castello Claves has a large living room with access to a spacious panoramic terrace. On this floor there are also a double bedroom with view of Mount Etna, a large double bedroom with access to the terrace, a third bedroom with two single beds (which can be united), two bathrooms (one with bath) and a kitchen with dishwasher.

The second floor is the floor with the turrets. The turrets offer a charming stay with a marvellous 360 degrees view that includes the sea and Mount Etna. The panorama gets even more fascinating at nights with all the towns lights! You can access the two turrets from the terrace on the rooftop. The north tower has a double bedroom with en-suite bathroom. The south tower has a single room that can be reached via a spiral staircase. This room does not have a bathroom.

Castello Claves is ideal for families and friends who are seeking an exclusive experience in Sicily! The park is well kept also thanks to the owner who, among other things, has let the vegetation grow up to the first and second floor in order to provide the terraces with a green roof and therefore a beautiful and desired shade. The refreshing pool measures 15 x 7 meters and is open from April until October.

The first floor of Castello Claves offers a pleasant stay even in low season thanks to its radiators. The turrets, not having the heating, are not suitable for a winter stay.

Stazzo: Castello Claves is located at 200 meters from the sea, in a village that thrives on fishing during low season and tourism during high season in summer. There are two marinas and restaurants. In the nearby villages of Santa Tecla and Santa Maria La Scala, there are excellent seafood restaurants. Taormina and Giardini Naxos are about 25 km further away.

Property Manager

Giulia Lattanzio / Chiara Caporali / Giulia Tiriticco / Nina Schuttert

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Calendar last updated:
Apr 23, 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.


    • Internet
    • Swimming pool
    • Heater
    • Satellite or Cable
    • Kids Welcome
    • Washer & Dryer
    • Parking
    • TV
    • No Smoking


      • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
      • Bedroom 1
        1 queen, 1 baby crib, 1st floor
      • Bedroom 2
        1 queen, 1st floor
      • Bedroom 3
        2 twin/ single, These two single beds can also be united.
      • Bedroom 4
        1 queen, in tower, 2nd floor
      • Bedroom 5
        1 double, in tower, 2nd floor


        • 3 Bathrooms
        • Bathroom 1
          toilet, combination tub/shower, bidet, 1st floor
        • Bathroom 2
          toilet, shower, bidet, 1st floor
        • Bathroom 3
          toilet, shower, bidet, 2nd floor, in tower with double bed

          Location Type

            • Near The Ocean
            • Village


                • Family
                • Historic
                • Romantic


                    • Guests provide their own meals


                        • Hair Dryer
                        • Heating
                        • Internet
                        • Iron & Board
                        • Linens Provided
                        • Living Room
                        • Parking
                        • Toilet Paper
                        • Towels Provided
                        • Washing Machine


                            • Kitchen
                            • 4 Ring Stove
                            • Cooking Utensils
                            • Dishes & Utensils
                            • Dishwasher
                            • Freezer
                            • Coffee Maker
                            • Microwave
                            • Oven
                            • Pantry Items
                            • Refrigerator
                            • Stove


                                • Child's Highchair
                                • Dining
                                • Dining Room
                                • comfy seating for 8 people


                                    • Books
                                    • Satellite / Cable
                                    • Television


                                        • Balcony
                                        • Beach Chairs
                                        • Child's Swing
                                        • Deck / Patio
                                        • Lawn / Garden
                                        • Outdoor Grill
                                        • Patio
                                        • Terrace


                                            • suitable for elderly or infirm
                                            • wheelchair inaccessible

                                              Pool / Spa

                                                • Outdoor Pool
                                                • Private Pool
                                                  The owner of the villa can occasionally use the pool.


                                                    • playground
                                                    • autumn foliage
                                                    • caves
                                                    • churches
                                                    • forests
                                                    • marina
                                                    • museums
                                                    • bay/sound
                                                    • reefs
                                                    • restaurants
                                                    • ruins
                                                    • volcano
                                                    • waterfalls
                                                    • winery tours

                                                      Leisure Activities

                                                        • bird watching
                                                        • scenic drives
                                                        • sight seeing
                                                        • walking

                                                          Local Services & Businesses

                                                            • ATM/bank
                                                            • Babysitter
                                                            • groceries
                                                            • laundromat
                                                            • medical services

                                                              Sports & Adventure Activities

                                                                • pier fishing
                                                                • cycling
                                                                • mountain biking
                                                                • mountain climbing
                                                                • mountaineering
                                                                • fishing
                                                                • sailing
                                                                • scuba diving or snorkeling
                                                                • snorkeling
                                                                • spelunking
                                                                • swimming


                                                                    • Castello Claves is an historical villa with pool at 200 meters from the sea and from restaurants.

                                                                      House Rules

                                                                      Check-in: 4:00 PM

                                                                      Check-out: 10:00 AM

                                                                      Cancellation Policy

                                                                      100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date. You must contact the owner directly to request cancellation.

                                                                      35 Reviews


                                                                      Latest reviews

                                                                      Amazing holiday beautiful place

                                                                      Bryan G.

                                                                      We had the most wonderful relaxing time here at Castello spectacular views amazing gardens and place to stay we will definitely be back. I wish I had booked for 2 weeks so we could have explored but really we didn't feel the need to move from this tranquil place. Liliana was a really lovely lady, next time we will ask her to join us and cook for us and tell us all about the history of this beautiful castle at leisure whilst drinking the tasty mount etna wine 🍷 We purchased from the local shop.

                                                                      We loved that there where no shops just a beautiful harbour with a chilled cafe to sit and watch the boats!!! Oh I wish I was back there right now. Thank you so much Liliana for allowing us to stay in your home xx

                                                                      Really lovely traditional house


                                                                      We had a really glorious two weeks in this lovely, characterful house. The swimming pool is wonderful, filled by the water from the well. The village of Stazzo is a five minute walk and has its own lava beach and a selection of restaurants. Slightly further afield but still walkable is Santa Tecla with more restaurants but especially a lovely fish restaurant. There are lots of interesting things to do within easy reach, Mount Etna, Taormina, Catania, Syracuse and Ortigia to name a very few. The owner of the property, Liliana lives very unobtrusively on the ground floor but is extremely helpful when necessary. She very kindly organised a boat trip for snorkelling and dolphin watching for us. On arrival she very kindly produced a delicious cake and bottle of wine.

                                                                      Lovely characterful old house walking distance to shops and restaurants. Excellent pool

                                                                      Fiona C.

                                                                      The Castello is very different from the run of the mill villas and appartments

                                                                      Wonderful place to stay

                                                                      Sandra S.

                                                                      Our group of 8 had a wonderful holiday here at Castello Claves. Perfect spot to unwind, and also lots to see (by car) in the surrounding area.

                                                                      Easy walking distance to restaurants, but good facilities to self cater and eat on the picturesque balcony which benefits from the prevailing sea breeze. We stayed whilst it was very hot, however the castle was cool and didn't feel hot at all.

                                                                      Gardens and pool were magical with lots of sunny and shady spots and sun lounges.

                                                                      Our host Lilianna was wonderful.

                                                                      We will never forget this holiday!

                                                                      Very characterful but in need of some updating

                                                                      John B.

                                                                      The swimming pool is a real plus and the property is full of character. The proprietor is was very friendly and helpful. However, the facilities do need some updating from simple things like the blunt corkscrew to the very rickety beds. The access to the tower bedroom can only be for young and fit people and is a long way from the bathroom. I appreciate it is a difficult building to use aircon in but some fans to move the air would help. With some upgrading it would be wonderful.

                                                                      Fanastic villa and a great week away!

                                                                      Claire J.

                                                                      The property is stunning. The photos do not do justice to the size of this place! Set in gorgeous gardens, with hammocks, swings, olive and lemon trees, the villa is steeped in history. We all loved all the historical photos of the place. The pool was so refreshing and the pool area offered a good selection of shade and sun.

                                                                      The living area is set on the first floor, with the tower rooms. The rooms were cool and airy and the beds were comfy. There is a full kitchen with dishwasher, washing machine and a HUGE oven/hob. We spent a lot of time on the terrace, looking out over the gardens, but there is also another huge roof terrace on the second floor which had great views out over Mount Etna.

                                                                      Liliana is a great lady :) we were always made to feel welcome, and upon arrival there were loads of goodies in the fridge together with a yummy chocolate cake. She loved having the babies around, and they loved having the run of the place!

                                                                      Liliana was very helpful at getting our days out booked, and has so many great stories from her time in this historical place.

                                                                      All in all, it was a great week away, made better by the accommodation. The one v. small negative (for me) was that Stazzo is quite quiet, with the restaurants not really open at lunch. We were making our own most days, but would have nice to have this as an option. However, Blue Bar on the harbour does a great selection of gelato and cannolis :)

                                                                      Thumbs up!


                                                                      Acireale CT, Italy

                                                                      Stazzo is a village that thrives on fishing during winter and tourism during summer. There are two marinas and restaurants. In the nearby villages of Santa Tecla and Santa Maria La Scala, there are excellent seafood restaurants. Taormina and Giardini Naxos are about 25 km further away. Other Activities: Excursion to Mount Etna, the highest active volcano in Europe

                                                                      Rates & Availability

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                                                                      Prices include linen, towels, final cleaning, electricity, gas, water. There are no extra costs.

                                                                      35 Reviews
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