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Lovely Villa Divided Into 4 Units with a 25-Meter Pool Between Etna and the Sea - 'Gelsomino"

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  • Minimum stay:1-5 nights
  • Sleeps:4
  • Bedrooms:1
  • Bathrooms:1
  • Property type:Apartment
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:N/A

Description

'Gelsomino" : Sicily Vacation Rental by Owner Listing 872554ha

Gelsomino offers a spectacular inside/outside view of Mt. Etna as well as direct sea view from the terrace.
The interiors consist of a double bedroom, a bathroom with shower and a living room with kitchenette, dining table, chairs and two single beds (the high quality bedsteads and mattresses are regular ones of single beds. They can be converted into a sofa).

A window placed next to the kitchen allows guests to enjoy view of Mt Etna while cooking. This unit offers a large terrace equipped with garden table, chairs, parasol and a barbecue.


About the Property

4 spacious apartments placed in a panoramic location, with a semi-olympic pool

Villa EtnAmare is divided into 4 units with independent accesses and private terraces. The villa is situated up on a hill overlooking the green East coast of Sicily, between Mount Etna and the Ionian sea. It is surrounded by a land of five hectares dotted with heavily laden citrus trees and flowers.
The huge swimming pool (25x8m) is set amongst orange and olive trees on a natural terrace offering spectacular views of the Volcano and of the whole coastline as far as Catania, Giardini Naxos and Taormina.

Villa EtnAmare has recently been built and consists of ground floor, attic and basement with parking.
Each apartment offers a sweeping view on the green coast to the east and Mount Etna to the west. As well as a terrace, the apartment Geranio offers a large, private lawn garden with sea view.

Each unit is refined with excellent quality materials. They are provided with air-conditioning, heating, TV LCD with HDMI connector, free Wi-Fi, oven, refrigerator, coffee maker, washing machine, hairdryer, iron and ironing board. Bath towels and bed linen are included. Beach towels can be hired on request.


Two units can be combined in order to have large apartments with 3 bedrooms.

Villa EtnAmare lies only 500 metres away from Santa Venerina, a village famed for the production of sweets, wine and liqueurs. In the village, just 5 minutes walking distance, there are good restaurants, supermarkets and shops.
This quiet, landscaped village offers a number of relaxing activities which can be booked from the property: wine tours, massage, tennis and horse riding.
You can also book guided tours to Mt Etna, Taormina and the marine reserve of Aci Trezza. The owners will be available for any tips on the area during your stay.

Santa Venerina is an excellent base from which to explore eastern Sicily, thanks to its very strategic position halfway between Catania and Taormina. The village is 5 minutes drive from the highway A18 Catania-Messina from which (in an average time of 20 minutes) you can reach the most beautiful places of Eastern Sicily, such as Taormina, Alcantara Gorge, Catania, Acicastello, Acireale, Etna, Giardini Naxos...
The charming baroque town of Acireale is only 15 km away from Santa Venerina. It is situated next to the 'Riviera dei Ciclopi', a unique coast with a crystal clear sea and lava stacks (Faraglioni) which is believed by Greek mythology to correspond to the stones thrown by blind Polifemo to Ulysses.The Riviera traditional resort towns of Acicastello and Acitrezza have long been a magnet for local day trips and offer arguably the best Granita to be found anywhere and lots of good seafood trattorias. Catania, with its rich architectural heritage, its vibrant markets, restaurants and shops, is only 30 minutes away from the village.

The east coast Ionian Riviera has some of Sicily's most picturesque pebbly and sandy beaches including those of Isola Bella, Giardini Naxos and Letojanni (below Taormina). Santa Venerina is just 25 km from Gardini Naxos and 30 km (20 minutes with the highway) from Taormina, which draws more visitors than any other town in Sicily, thanks to its splendid position, its elegant shops, and its Graeco-Roman theatre with a unique view of Mount Etna. Torre Archirafi, Pozzillo and Santa Maria la Scala are pleasant seaside villages near Santa Venerina. The nearest beaches can be found in Praiola, Stazzo and Pozzillo (8 km).

Santa Venerina is also an excellent starting point from which to explore Mount Etna and its surroundings. The towns and villages that dot the flanks of Etna, such as Zafferana Etnea, Trecastagni and Randazzo, are well worth stopping off for a visit to their seventeenth century churches built in lava stone or for a spot of lunch in restaurants offering delicious local products. The village is only 4 km away from Zafferana Etnea and 10 km from Rifugio Sapienza, the main ski area, where you can take the Etna cableway, up to the main craters.

The sun of Sicily holds the record in Europe and maintains a mild climate throughout the year. Spring is the ideal time to enjoy the culture and nature that this island has to offer. It’s well worth making a trip just to experience the Easter processions, bringing together folklore and tradition in an incredibly mystic way.
The interior is spectacular, with the mountain slopes exploding in colour, while on the coast the first bathers start taking to the beaches.
In autumn, throughout October and mid-November, the sea water is still warmed by the summer sun, and the daytime temperature still reaches 30°c during the warmest hours. Many towns around Etna organize festivals dedicated to local products such as wine, mushrooms and sweets.
Our apartments are suitable for winter, Christmas and New Year. The weather between December and March can often be mild and sunny, but each of the apartments have a cosy quality allied to good heating systems and plenty of indoor space just in case!
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Owner

Member since: 2011

Speaks: english, french, german, spanish, italian, swedish
Response time: Within 24 hours
Response Rate: 90%
Calendar last updated: 12/02/2016
 

Property Type

  • Apartment
  • On floor 0
  • 60 m²

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental

Meals

  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

Suitability

  • Pets Not Allowed

Bedrooms: 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 4, Beds for 4

Bathrooms: 1 Bathroom

  • Bathroom 1: toilet, shower, bidet

    ...moreless

  • Washing machine

Other Amenities

  • The owners personally grow the large orchard. Guests can take a walk along the garden footpaths and pick many types of organic fruit....moreless

Entertainment

  • CD Player
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television

Theme

  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions

Attractions

  • Arboretum
  • Autumn Foliage
  • Caves
  • Churches
  • Cinemas
  • Forests
  • Library
  • Live Theater
  • Marina
  • Museums
  • Playground
  • Recreation Center
  • Restaurants
  • Ruins
  • Theme Parks
  • Volcano
  • Water Parks
  • Winery Tours
  • Zoo

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/Bank
  • Babysitter
  • Fitness Center
  • Groceries
  • Hospital
  • Massage Therapist
  • Medical Services

Leisure Activities

  • Bird Watching
  • Disco Club
  • Eco Tourism
  • Gambling Casinos
  • Horseback Riding
  • Outlet Shopping
  • Paddle Boating
  • Scenic Drives
  • Sight Seeing
  • Walking

Location Type

  • Near The Ocean
  • Rural

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Cycling
  • Fishing
  • Golf
  • Hiking
  • Ice Skating
  • Jet Skiing
  • Mountain Biking
  • Paragliding
  • Pier Fishing
  • Roller Blading
  • Scuba Diving Or Snorkeling
  • Skiing
  • Snorkeling
  • Spelunking
  • Surf Fishing
  • Swimming
  • Tennis
  • Water Skiing

Dining

  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining
  • Dining Room
  • Seating for 8 people

General

  • Activities Guide
  • Air Conditioning
  • Basic Soaps
  • Bottled Water
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Mosquito Magnet
  • Parking:

    Basement parking...moreless

  • Sofa Bed
  • Sunbed
  • Telephone
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided:

    Bed linen, tea towels and a set of 3 bath towels for each guest...moreless

  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Fax

Kitchen

  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Freezer
  • Garbage Disposal
  • Grill
  • Kitchen
  • Kitchenette
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster

Outside

  • Balcony
  • Deck Furniture
  • Gated Community
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Furniture
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Tennis
  • Terrace

Pool / Spa

  • Outdoor Pool
  • Private Pool:

    The semi-olympic pool is at the exclusive use of the villa's guests....moreless

Building Type

  • Villa
 

Reviews

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Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Tariffa 1
Oct 22 - Dec 17, 2016
3 night min stay
$105
$733
Christmas
Dec 18 - Jan 6, 2017
5 night min stay

$1,116
Tariffa 2
Jan 7 - Apr 7, 2017
4 night min stay
$128
$691
Tariffa 3
Apr 8 - Jun 30, 2017
4 night min stay
$154
$946
Tariffa 4
Jul 1 - Aug 18, 2017
4 night min stay
$175
$1,116
Tariffa 5
Aug 19 - Oct 6, 2017
4 night min stay
$154
$946

Additional information about rental rates

Fees:

  • Refundable Damage Deposit $159.40
  • No additional mandatory fees

Owner's cancellation policy:

50% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.

100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.


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Location

44 Kilometres
Nearest Airport
Catania Fontanarossa
800 Metres
Nearest Barpub
Bar Russo
28 Kilometres
Nearest Ferry
Catania
35 Kilometres
Nearest Golf
Il Picciolo, Linguaglossa
5 Kilometres
Nearest Train
Giarre
4 Kilometres
Nearest Motorway
Giarre
500 Metres
Nearest Restaurant
Santa Venerina
10 Kilometres
Nearest Ski
Rifugio Sapienza, Etna
8 Kilometres
Nearest Beach
Praiola

Car: Recommended

Villa EtnAmare lies only 500 metres away from Santa Venerina, a village famed for the production of sweets and liqueurs. The 'Russo' bar is well-known for the production of sweets: 'cornetti al miele' (croissants filled with honey), marzipan fruit and almond pastries.

Santa Venerina is an excellent base from which to explore eastern Sicily thanks to its very strategic position halfway between Catania and Taormina. The village distance 5 minutes from the highway A18 Catania-Messina from which (in an average time of 20 minutes) it is possible to reach the most beautiful places of Eastern Sicily. It is the ideal starting point for a visit to Taormina, Catania, Acicastello, Acitrezza, Acireale, Etna, Siracusa, Giardini Naxos...

The charming town of Acireale distance only 15 km from Santa Venerina. It is situated next to the 'Riviera dei Ciclopi', a unique coast with a crystal clear sea and lava stacks (faraglioni) which is believed by Greek mythology to correspond to the stones thrown by blind Polifemo to Ulysses.The Riviera traditional resort towns of Acicastello and Acitrezza have long been a magnet for local day trips and offer arguably the best Granita to be found anywhere and lots of good seafood trattorias.Catania, with its rich architectural heritage, its vibrant markets, restaurants and shops, is only 30 minutes away from the village.

The east coast Ionian Riviera has some of Sicily's most picturesque pebbly and sandy beaches including those of Isola Bella, Giardini Naxos and Letojanni (below Taormina).Santa Venerina is just 25 km from Gardini Naxos and 30 km (20 minutes with the highway) from Taormina, which draws more visitors than any other town in Sicily, thanks to its splendid position, its elegant shops, and its Greek/Roman theatre with a unique view of Mount Etna.Torre Archirafi, Pozzillo and Santa Maria la Scala are pleasant seaside villages near Santa Venerina. The nearest can be found in Praiola (8 km), a wild pebbled beach next to an impressive cliff.

Santa Venerina is also an excellent starting point from which to explore Mount Etna and its surroundings. The towns and villages that dot the flanks of Etna, such as Zafferana Etnea, Trecastagni and Randazzo, are well worth stopping off for a visit to their seventeenth century churches built in lava stone or for a spot of lunch in restaurants offering delicious local products. The village is only 4 km away from Zafferana Etnea and 10 km from Rifugio Sapienza, the main ski area, where it is possible to take the Etna cableway, up to the main craters.

 

Owner info

About the owner: Hello, my name is Nadia. I graduated in Foreign Langueges and Literatures in 2011 and I'm a teaching assistant since 2013. Although cultivating an unbridled passion for travel, I have always been living in Santa Venerina. My brother Fabio has lived and worked in Stockholm for a few years as a sound engineer before moving back to Sicily in 2014. My parents Angelo and Maria Teresa, a builder and a landscape architect, respectively, teamed up to realise our little paradise that we all love to share, since we have the great opportunity to meet different people from all over the world.

Why the Owner Chose Santa Venerina CT, Italy:
My father bought the property in 1986. He was enchanted by the beauty of that vast plot of land cultivated with vineyards and citrus groves that offered an unrivaled view and that, despite being in the countryside, was so well connected to neighboring towns. On the property was a lovely winery that, once renovated, became our home for a few years. Among my most cherished childhood memories are the summer times spent with my brother exploring, riding a bike, climbing the fruit trees and gorging ourselves with cherries, apricots and whatever else we could find when we got hungry... and then the harvest in autumn days, which became the occasion of parties and meetings with family and friends. In 2001 began the construction of the present structure, which was completed in 2010. We share our property with genuine passion, aware and proud of the uniqueness of this place. Papà Angelo loves to collect fresh fruit for our guests and to lead them along the citrus scented paths, so that they can pick the fruit by themselves. Mamma Maria Teresa is a discreet presence, but 'behind the scenes' she coordinates all matters relating to the care of garden and villas. Everything is family run whereby it is sometimes very difficult, but in the end there is no greater satisfaction than to see guests come back year after year, or just say some nice words about their stay at our place.

The Unique Benefits at this Apartment:
Villa EtnAmare was inaugurated in July 2010. The villa, garden and semi-Olympic pool have been designed and built by the owners Angelo and Maria Teresa.The wooden furnishings and traditional Sicilian finishes in lava stone and terracotta have been chosen with great care.


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Speaks: english, french, german, spanish, italian, swedish
Response time: Within 24 hours
Response Rate: 90%
Calendar last updated: 12/02/2016

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Photos

  • Erupting Etna

    Erupting Etna

  • The Infinity pool

    The Infinity pool

  • Glicine's private terrace

    Glicine's private terrace

  • Glicine

    Glicine

  • Gelsomino private terrace

    Gelsomino private terrace

  • Gelsomino

    Gelsomino

  • 'Girasole' living room

    'Girasole' living room

  • The huge pool measuring 25x8m

    The huge pool measuring 25x8m

  • Sea view from Glicine's terrace

    Sea view from Glicine's terrace

  • Geranio

    Geranio

  • Private terrace of Girasole

    Private terrace of Girasole

  • The property

    The property

  • The pool (25 x 8 m)

    The pool (25 x 8 m)

  • 200-year-old olive tree

    200-year-old olive tree

  • Glicine

    Glicine

  • Gelsomino

    Gelsomino

  • Gelsomino

    Gelsomino

  • Sea view from Girasole and Gelsomino terraces.

    Sea view from Girasole and Gelsomino terraces.

  • Geranio's private garden

    Geranio's private garden

  • Geranio

    Geranio

  • Sunrise from the pool

    Sunrise from the pool

  • Isola Bella (25 minutes drive from villa Etn

    Isola Bella (25 minutes drive from villa Etn

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