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Property no. 705662

Holiday home for max. 5 adults + 1 child
Acireale, Southern Italy (Sicily), Italy

4.6 out of 5 (5 Customer reviews)
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The holiday house is situated in Acireale. The place is shown on the map. You will also find the location of the holiday house marked there. Subject to change: The description text and the travel documents which include the address of the holiday house shall apply.
Holiday apartment with a panoramic view and insight into Sicilian customs and traditions, in an ecologically-run villa

The holiday apartment is part of a villa from the early 19th century. The villa is located in the town of Acireale, whose history goes back to Greek antiquity. At the time a river and the watermill road ran through the present-day town. The Greek colony Akis, present-day Acireale, was established along this watermill road. The villa is located on the hill that rises up about the Capomulini Gulf, 2km to the south of Acitrezzo. Capomulini Gulf once served as a harbour and was a setting for the Odyssey.

The holiday apartment is an independent unit within the owners’ villa. It comprises a kitchen, a living room, a bathroom with a shower, and two bedrooms. There is a sofa bed in the living room, and the two bedrooms each have a double bed. The kitchen is equipped with four cooking rings, an oven, a microwave, a mixer, a kettle and a coffee machine. The apartment provides wireless Internet access and a television. A cot can be provided on request. From the apartment you can enjoy a wonderful view of the Costa dei Ciclopi and the Capo dei Mulini lighthouse, as well as of the land belonging to the property. In the morning you are woken up by the twittering of birds and a new day begins, in which you can enjoy life and rural customs. On arrival, guests are greeted with a fruit and vegetable basket, freshly picked in the garden, and jams and our honey. Since November 2017 we have put in our garden 9 beehives with bees so that we can make our guests enjoy the honey of our garden. . The gift basket also has a sample of olive oil produced on site.

In 2018 we have done a big terrace that you can see in new image into the site. In this new area you have: table, sofa, sunbeds, and a shower. There is a magnific overview in ionian sea.
The villa lies in the midst of a cultivation area of nearly two hectares, where citrus and olive trees grow. Guests can go on beautiful walks here and enjoy the scent of citrus. The property has two accesses: one is for cars with parking spaces, the other dates back to old times and provides access on foot. The latter provides access to the 300m² garden of the villa. You can enjoy the warmth of the Sicilian sunshine and the aromas of nature in the shade of a century-old grapevine. The area is furnished with a table, parasol and other garden furniture, so that you can enjoy breakfast, lunch and dinner outdoors. Upon arrival, guests are provided with a barbecue with a filled sack of charcoal.

The owner cultivates fruit and vegetables in organic quality for his own use. The video of the garden shows what you can find. You are welcome to harvest the fruit and vegetables for yourself. On request, guests can use a rustic room with a wood-burning oven, kitchen, tables and chairs. Rubbish is separated in the villa. The whole villa is supplied with ecofriendly electricity by 40 solar modules. On request, you can help to can tomato sauce and peeled tomatoes and to assist with the olive harvest. The owners thereby revive old Sicilian traditions and the products are only for their own consumption. It is possible to arrange transfers to and from Catania airport. Mountain bikes can be hired. The owners speak Italian, English and Spanish.

1.5km away there is a grocery shop, and a fishmonger 0.8km away. From the villa you can walk to the archaeological sites of Santa Venera al Pozzo (15 minutes), with the ancient Roman thermal springs, and to Reitana (25 minutes) as the only cultivation area for lupins. In the village of Baracche just a five-minute walk away there is a pizzeria worth seeing, located in an old mill. The baroque town of Acireale is 4km away. The town has a train station and can be accessed by public bus. The bus stop is 0.5km from the villa. The owners, who are mountain enthusiasts, are happy to arrange a trip to Etna with an authorised guide. Taormina is 38km away and can be accessed via the motorway. Siracusa is 60 minutes away on the motorway. Scicli and Punta Secca, film sets for the Commissario Montalbano series that is famous in Italy, are 90 minutes away. The town of Catania, known for its nightlife and its baroque style, is just 10km away. The fish market in Acitrezza and the club of the same name (mercato del pesce) are just 2km away.

House information

  • Approx. 100 m²
  • 6 persons (of that at least 1 child)
  • holiday complex: Residence
  • type of building: semi-detached
  • total number of floors in the building above the ground floor: 1
  • 2 bedrooms
  • year of construction 1700
  • 1 bathroom
  • year of renovation 2014
  • 17500 m² size of property
  • 40 m height above sea level


  • angling spot approx. 2 km
  • berth approx. 4 km
  • train station approx. 3 km
  • basketball court approx. 4 km
  • mountain railway approx. 24 km
  • buoy approx. 4 km
  • ice rink approx. 20 m
  • ferry port approx. 1 km
  • airport approx. 30 km
  • golf course approx. 40 km
  • port approx. 2 m
  • grocery store approx. 1.5 km
  • sea approx. 1 m
  • nearest stop (public transport) approx. 500 m
  • nearest town centre approx. 2 km
  • Riding facility approx. 6 km
  • cafés/restaurants approx. 400 m
  • sandy beach approx. 20 km
  • ski slope (run) approx. 24 km
  • cross-country skiing approx. 30 m
  • ski school approx. 24 m
  • playground approx. 3 km
  • beach approx. 1 km
  • tennis court approx. 800 m
  • football pitch approx. 2 km
  • hiking trail approx. 3 km
  • water (sea, lake, etc.) approx. 1 km
  • water sports approx. 1 km
  • jet ski hire approx. 2 km
  • canoe hire approx. 2 km
  • catamaran hire/tours approx. 2 km
  • paragliding approx. 30 km
  • cable railway approx. 24 km
  • close to ski-run
  • surf hire approx. 2 km
  • yacht hire/tours approx. 2 km
  • shingle beach approx. 3 km

Floor plan

further rooms

bedrooms 1 - 2

  • double bed (1.80 m width)


  • shower
  • hairdryer
  • basin
  • toilet

in the living area

  • double sofa bed for 2 people


Living area

  • iron
  • antenna/DVBT TV
  • satellite TV


  • oven
  • freezer compartment
  • espresso coffee pot
  • gas cooker
  • stove
  • fridge
  • toaster
  • electric kettle


  • Owner lives on the property
  • heating: Everywhere
  • child's chair
  • Musical instruments
  • non-smoking property
  • party games for adults
  • party games for children
  • pets are allowed (max. 1)
  • 2 fans
  • washing machine
  • Complete Wifi coverage

Outside area

  • outdoor shower
  • balcony
  • completely enclosed
  • garden: For sole use
  • charcoal grill
  • loggia
  • terrace
  • Total of private car parking spaces: 2
  • private outdoor parking space: 2

Special feature of this property

  • sea/lake view
  • Half-timbered house
  • Country estate
* Unless otherwise indicated, this property is not equipped for the disabled.
  • max. 5 adults + 1 child  
    max. 1 pet    
Continue to booking
Bookable on request: child's bed EUR 50.00 per item (payable at location, must be ordered), pool towel EUR 5.00 per person / per day (payable at location), transfer airport-accommodation-airport 1-4 people EUR 150.00 (payable at location), change of bed linen EUR 20.00 per item (payable at location), change of towels EUR 20.00 per person/change (payable at location), filled fridge EUR 100.00 per week (payable at location, must be ordered), baby bed EUR 50.00 per item (payable at location, must be ordered), buggy EUR 30.00 per item (payable at location), dinner EUR 40.00 per person / per day (payable at location, must be ordered), bicycle EUR 10.00 per item / per day (payable at location, must be ordered), breakfast EUR 15.00 per person / per day (payable at location, must be ordered), interim cleaning EUR 40.00 per week (payable at location)
Visitor's tax and security deposit: visitor's tax inclusive, security deposit EUR 100.00 (mandatory, payable at location), security deposit for pet EUR 200.00 per pet (with pet obligatory, payable at location)

This is what customers wrote about the holiday house 

  • 4.0 out of 5
    An atraveo-customer wrote
    on 23/11/2017, travel period: November 2017

    “Positive: Large bedrooms, nice decor, easy parking on the property, supply of fresh herbs and vegetables from the garden. Central location between Syracuse, Taormina and the Etna region. less positive: The size of the apartment is limited to a maximum of 80 m2. The apartment does not seem suitable for 5 people. Contrary to the description on the Internet we did not find an electric coffee machine, furthermore lacked the specified microwave. Booking from November does not seem advisable. The days and nights can be quite cool. Accordingly, it is cool in the apartment. The heating of the apartment does not seem to be common in Sicily.”

    Comment from property owner Mr Messina:
    “Thank you for having chosen us and for what you said about our house. Each of your consideration will be a suggestion for us to improve our services.

    The house size we published through the atraveo site is correct as it includes the two outdoor terraces that are about 10 square meters each. The house is equipped ,as you have described , with two large double bedrooms. The living room has a double sofa bed. So we can accommodate up to six people as we did several times without any problems for our guests. Regarding the microwave oven and the electric coffee machine, we never indicated on the internet that they were supplied. I think you remember some information about other houses you saw on the internet but not ours. We have never mentioned a microwave oven nor an electric machine !! The heating was immediately activated as soon as you requested it, inside the house there is a thermostat to adjust the temperature. However our family has always been nearby during your stay, and anything you needed you could have asked us and we would have been happy to help you. I’m very sorry you had this negative feelings. Best Regards” The customer review has been automatically translated from German. Back to the original language

  • 5.0 out of 5
    An atraveo-customer wrote
    on 19/10/2016, travel period: September 2016

    “Good location overlooking the sea, lovingly decorated with beautiful fruit basket of the owner.” The customer review has been automatically translated from German. Back to the original language

  • 5.0 out of 5
    An atraveo-customer wrote
    on 01/08/2016, travel period: July 2016

    “Fantastic location - very good to visit all the coast, Etna and also the center of the island. The House is truly lovely and very clean. We were happy to get some fruits and vegetables from the natural garden. Surprising was the warmly reception and very nice contact with the owner. It is great for the family with kids! We highly recommend it.”

  • 5.0 out of 5
    An atraveo-customer wrote
    on 26/06/2016, travel period: June 2016

    “Very pleasant Gastleute, house okay.” The customer review has been automatically translated from German. Back to the original language

  • 4.0 out of 5
    A guest wrote
    on 02/09/2014

    “The house is in Acireale, a nice little town near Catania. Its position is very good to go around to Catania, Acitrezza, Taormina, Alcantara and even if you consider to go up the Etna, which is a magic experience that I strongly advice. The house is very clean, the rooms are comfortable, the sofa is too, even to sleep in it. There is a garden where you can have breakfast in the sun, or making barbecues at night, and there is also a vegetable garden which is available if you want to try the original sicilians tomatoes, bananas, fruits and so more. You also have the chance to park two cars inside. The price is fair. The owner of the house, Enrico, is very available and polite. He gave us advice to where to go and how to get there avoiding queues and useless wastes of money, since he is from there and he knows best how to do the best things at the best moment and price. He was always available to listen to our questions and speaking to him you can see he how much loves his land , his house, his job. The garden itself is cured just by himself and no one else, so you can see how linked he is to his house. Being there in six has been the only defect, because there is just one bathroom, but the rest made it worths it .”

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