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

Bedrooms 5
Space 1,937 sq. ft.
Property type castle
Minimum Stay 4 - 7 nights


About the property

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.

More Details

Property Manager
Giulia Lattanzio / Lenneke Burghouts / Giulia Tiriticco
Speaks: english, french, german, spanish, italian, dutch
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
June 26, 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.


Acireale Castle Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • castle (detached)
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1937 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 10
  • 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
  • Village
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 8 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower , bidet , 1st floor
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , shower , bidet , 2nd floor, in tower with double bed
    Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower , bidet , 1st floor
  • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • Bedroom 5 - 1 double , in tower, 2nd floor
    Bedroom 1 - 1 queen , 1 baby crib , 1st floor
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen , 1st floor
    Bedroom 4 - 1 queen , in tower, 2nd floor
    Bedroom 3 - 2 twin/ single , These two single beds can also be united.
  • Books
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Balcony
  • Beach Chairs
  • Child's Swing
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Patio
  • Terrace
  • 8 garden chairs
  • 8 beach chairs
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Outdoor Pool
  • Private Pool ...
  • autumn foliage
  • bay/sound
  • caves
  • churches
  • forests
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • 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:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • pier 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.


Exceptional! 5/5 -
(26 traveler reviews)

Castle near the sea with private pool, park and views of the sea and of the Etna
average rating of 4.9615383 based on 26 reviews

Beautiful Castle Stay

  • 5 of 5

We absolutely loved our stay in this beautiful castle that had amazing views of both the sea and Mount Etna, especially from the turrets and terrace! The castle was full of history and the huge swimming pool was absolutely amazing - it even had a diving board and basketball hoop which was loads of fun for everyone and there were plenty of sun loungers for all of us to use.

Lillana was a great host and made us feel very welcome - even baking us a cake on the day of our arrival!

I would definitely recommend staying at the castle!

  • Submitted: May 2, 2017
  • Stayed: Apr 2017
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Like a fairytale with amazing carachter

  • 5 of 5

When we first arrived we met Lillana who showed us around the castle. It was steeped with history and carachter and is absolutely beautiful and stunning.

We were 9 adults and 3 small children and Lillana had no trouble accommodating us. There are 5 bedrooms and 3 bathrooms so enough space to move around.

You can see views of mount etna and we saw the volcano erupt and you can see lava flowing down from the rooftop of the castle. On the other side you can see views of the Ionian Sea and have breakfast on the terrace overlooking the sea.

The pictures of the pool do not do justice to the actual size. The pool was much larger than we expected and probably 15-20metres with a diving board and a deep end. The pool was highlight for the children and they never wanted to leave.

We had a really delightful stay and Liliana was very helpful throughout welcoming us with chocolate cake and a few other essentials like milk, toilet paper etc. She also helped with best tourist locations and sight seeing.

I would definitely recommend this property it is so beautiful and the views were amazing.i had no problems booking and paying through owners direct and this was my first time. Would definitely book again.

Thank you for a delightful stay.


  • Submitted: Apr 15, 2017
  • Stayed: Apr 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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The reality somehow outdoes the description. A lavish 3 storey castle overlooking the Ionian Sea.

  • 5 of 5

Liliana, our septeguanarian host provided the warmest of welcomes and plenty of useful tips for our week long stay. With Liliana living on the ground floor that meant we had the other 2 floors to ourselves (3 if you include the Rapunzel bedroom on the 3rd floor within one of the castle turrets).

Liliana allowed us to use her table tennis table and was around to answer myriad questions on anything from the house's history to recommended day trips. Acireale is certainly worth a visit, as is the little sea front village a 10 minute walk down from Acireale's town centre; Santa Maria La Scala. Liliana will also help with booking various nearby attractions including tours to Mount Etna; an absolute must, though the guided walk at 2,900 metres up made me feel a little light headed in the slightly rarified air.

Much of the furniture dates back to the Art Nouveau period with ancestral and recent family photographs adorning the walls. The beds and linen were comfortable and crisp and the kitchen was kitted out with all the equipment you could wish for. Liliana was kind enough to have a bottle of red wine and a scrumptious home made cake for our arrival.

The first floor terrace was a wonderful gathering area for breakfasts and suppers, and to while away the hours reading and chatting. The swimming pool has clear, mineral filled water from a well and is larger than most at 18 metres ( we estimated).

The small village of Stazzo has an excellent butcher, 2 mini markets, a pleasant bar for an early evening drink (with snacks) and also a good pizzeria behind the slipway. There is a small black sand beach and a number of bathing decks with steps into the sea from the rocks. Some of these are private and some are public.

We would suggest you hire a car as most attractions are a drive away. If it is a family holiday you may want to bring some games with you.

This was a 6 person family holiday and we were there to celebrate a family milestone. There could have been no more luxurious base for us than Castello Claves. And Liliana is a delight. Not least because, along with her helpfulness, warmth and humour, she left us to our own devices.

We have no hesitation in recommending Castello Claves. And Owners Direct for making the whole process as straightforward as possible.

Kind regards

Hilary and Barney.

  • Submitted: Oct 1, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5


  • Submitted: Oct 1, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
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Fantastic in every way!

  • 5 of 5

Everything you see in the pictures and so much more. History and memories collide with modern conveniences and a pool to die for. Lilliana the best host - fesh lemons for our gin and tonics, advice on where to eat and a wonderful boat trip recommended to us. Could not have asked for more.

  • Submitted: Aug 1, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
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Wish We Could Have Stayed Longer--It Was That Special

  • 5 of 5

This was truly one of our family's most memorable vacations. The property is extraordinary, a true castle by the sea, within easy walking distance of the small harbor, bar, gelateria, and several restaurants. This amazing place is like an oasis in the middle of the small seaside town of Stazzo. The private pool was a great way for grown-ups to start the day and children to let off some steam after sightseeing.

The views of the sea and Mt. Etna can't be beat, and meals on the terrace made us feel like we were in a movie. Catania, Mt. Etna, and Taormina are within easy reach by car for sightseeing, as are other sites. However, you may feel so comfortable that you don't want to venture too far from the castle.

Lilliana, the property owner who lives on the ground floor, is a wonderful hostess. She offered us a warm welcome, along with a little treat, despite the fact that our flight was delayed and we arrived later than expected. She gave us full reign of the castle, offered travel advice, and was prompt in responding to inquiries, without being the least bit intrusive.

We can't recommend this wonderful place more highly--and we can't wait to return.

  • Submitted: Jul 5, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
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Nearest Airport
25 Kilometres
Catania, Fontanarossa Airport
Nearest Barpub
7 Kilometres
Nearest Ferry
25 Kilometres
Catania, Fontanarossa Airport
Nearest Golf
50 Kilometres
il Picciolo, Castiglione di Sicilia
Nearest Train
4 Kilometres
Nearest Motorway
7 Kilometres
Nearest Restaurant
200 Metres
Nearest Ski
35 Kilometres
Rifugio Sapienza
Nearest Beach
200 Metres
Stazzo (lava rocks)
Car: recommended

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

Acireale Castle Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Manager accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Rate 2017
Jul 2 2017 - Jul 8 2017
4 night minimum stay
Rate 2017
Jul 22 2017 - Jul 29 2017
7 night minimum stay
Rate 2017
Aug 26 2017 - Sep 1 2017
7 night minimum stay
Rate 2017
Sep 9 2017 - Sep 15 2017
7 night minimum stay
Rate 2017
Sep 16 2017 - Sep 29 2017
7 night minimum stay
Rate 2017 - heating included
Sep 30 2017 - Dec 31 2017
7 night minimum stay
Rate 2018 - heating included
Jan 1 2018 - May 25 2018
7 night minimum stay
Rate 2018
May 26 2018 - Jun 29 2018
7 night minimum stay
Rate 2018
Jun 30 2018 - Aug 4 2018
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
Rate 2018
Aug 5 2018 - Aug 31 2018
7 night minimum stay
Rate 2018
Sep 1 2018 - Sep 28 2018
7 night minimum stay
Rate 2018
Sep 29 2018 - Dec 21 2018
7 night minimum stay
Rate 2018
Dec 22 2018 - Jan 4 2019
7 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Stay tax $1.09 per night, per person. This amount will be due to the manager upon arrival. Does not apply to children under 14 years.

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

Manager's Cancellation Policy

  • Canceled bookings will not receive a refund
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