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Le Case dell'Etna This property has been verified by our local team in Sicily Villas in Sicily in Sant'Alfio

Description

Situated between the slopes of Mount Etna and the coastline that runs from Taormina to Acireale, Le Case dell’Etna is a collection of three villas and two pools set amidst leafy lawns and terraces close to the village of Sant’Alfio. The villas are ideal for several families who want to holiday together whilst still retaining some independence. Top local sights include Mount Etna and the Castagno dei Cento Cavalli, reputedly the oldest tree in Sicily and one of the oldest in Europe. The nearest shops are in Sant’Alfio and there is a good selection of restaurants in Giarre.

Children will love the huge amount of open space available on the estate. Large sun decks surround the two pools and beyond that, there are lawns and terraces for outdoor dining.

The three villas are completely independent and set far apart from each other. Casa Gialla has the largest living space, with a sizeable living room and a separate dining room with an open fireplace. An archway leads from the dining room to the roomy open plan kitchen. The villa has three double bedrooms plus a sofa bed and two bathrooms (each with shower). Outside, a lovely 8 shape pool with seaview and furnished solarium.

Cocuzzolo, a yellow-walled cottage with green shutters, also has three double bedrooms and three bathrooms (with shower). The third bedroom is on the upper floor with a sloping ceiling. There is a small living room next to the kitchen which has double doors out to an attractive outdoor dining area with sea views.

Tana is a small stone house with a double bedroom, two single beds on a mezzanine level and a bathroom (with shower). Directly in front of the cottage, there is a children’s play area with a swing, a boules area and a barbecue.

Le Case dell'Etna in the Press:
The Sun - 28 Jan. 2018 >>

  • Bedrooms 7
  • Sleeps 18
  • Bathrooms 6
  • Sizeover 500 sqm
  • Airport (nearest)Catania
  • PoolYes
  • Air ConditioningYes
  • InternetYes
  • Wash. machine Yes
  • DishwasherYes
  • BarbecueYes
  • JacuzziNo

The area

Less than an hour’s drive from Catania, Sant’Alfio is a small village on the eastern slopes of Mount Etna, best known for its magnificent Castagno dei Cento Cavalli tree. Thanks to the fertile soil, local landscapes are of vineyards and citrus groves, set against the backdrop of the rocky coastline that sweeps along the Ionian Sea.

Local coastal towns include Giarre, around 7km away, which is home to the remains of an 11th century church, in addition to shops and restaurants. To the north, Taormina is a delightful seaside town, with lovely beaches, a picturesque town centre and a magnificent Greek-Roman amphitheatre. To the south, we also recommend visiting Acireale, renowned for its Carnevale but also home to several Baroque-style buildings and Roman thermal baths. Catania is Sicily’s second largest city, with an attractive historic centre and fabulous fish market!

The slopes of Mount Etna are dotted with hillside towns such as Zafferana Etnea and Milo, constructed largely out of black lava stone. In addition to visiting Mount Etna, a range of excursions, wine-tastings and adventure activities are available on and around the volcano.

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Amenities

  • Suitable for
  • Families with children
  • Flexible stay
  • Food lovers
  • Golf
  • Groups
  • Pets welcome
  • Sci
  • Total relax
  • Tour and trekking
  • Day area
  • Blender
  • Bookshelves
  • CD-IPOD player
  • Coffee machine
  • Crockery
  • Detergents and cleaners
  • Dishwasher
  • Drinkable water
  • DVD player
  • Fireplace
  • Freezer
  • Iron and ironing board
  • Kettle
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stereo
  • Toaster
  • TV
  • Washing machine
  • Wood oven
  • Night area
  • Baby bed
  • Baby cot
  • Bath Towels
  • Detergents and toilet paper
  • Double bedrooms
  • Extra beds
  • Hairdryer
  • Linen
  • Sofa bed
  • Exteriors
  • Barbecue
  • Bowls court
  • Deckchairs
  • Garden
  • Outdoor shower
  • Pool towels
  • Private parking
  • Private swimming pool
  • Terrace
  • Other amenities
  • Air conditioning
  • Central heating
  • Fans
  • Highchair
  • insect repellents
  • Internet Wi-Fi
  • Weekly cleaning
  • Welcome hamper
  • Location
  • Catania Airport within 50 km
  • Close to a town
  • Palermo Airport beyond 100 km
  • Trapani Airport beyond 100 km

Price

Price group for 18 guests
Property Promo From To daily cost
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weekly cost
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minimum stay
12/01/2019 29/03/2019 530 3700 5
30/03/2019 26/04/2019 670 4700 5
27/04/2019 28/06/2019 750 5250 5
29/06/2019 26/07/2019 885 6200 7
27/07/2019 30/08/2019 960 6700 7
31/08/2019 27/09/2019 750 5250 5
28/09/2019 01/11/2019 615 4300 5
02/11/2019 20/12/2019 530 3700 5
21/12/2019 10/01/2020 630 4400 5


Refundable security deposit from euro 1000.

Electricity 500 kw/h per week included - € 0,40 per extra Kw/h.
Gas and Heating on consumption at euro 6/m3.

The pools are open to guests from April to October.
Late check-in after 10pm euro 50 to pay locally.

Activities and excursions

Cookery classes
  • 3 HOURS
  • EASY
  • EN - IT
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Street food tour in Sicily
  • 3 HOURS
  • EASY
  • EN - IT
VIEW »
Wine tasting and vineyard visits
  • 2 HOURS
  • EASY
  • EN - IT
VIEW »
Yoga classes in Sicily
  • 2 HOURS
  • MODERATE
  • EN - IT - FR
VIEW »
Adventures on land
  • HALF DAY
  • MODERATE
  • EN - IT
VIEW »
Boat and sailing trips in Sicily
  • HALF/FULL DAY
  • EASY
  • EN - IT
VIEW »
Hiking and walking in Sicily
  • FULL DAY
  • MODERATE
  • EN - IT
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In-villa cook service
  • 2 HOURS
  • N/A
  • EN - IT - FR
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Review
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average on 3 review

Nick W.
15-08-2018 -

Wonderful villas in a great location on the eastern slopes of Mt Etna. Very quiet and always 2/3 degrees cooler than the coastal towns. Getting to villas, the last km is over an unmade track which is steep and narrow in places but is easier the second time! Great service, very straight forward booking and quick to response in English to any queries.

Jasmine K.
11-09-2017 -

The houses were very clean and well maintained. The property was perfect for our large family, it leaves everyone with some space while still being all together. We had a fantastic time!

Sarah G.
04-03-2017 -

Unique property perfect for large groups, made out of 3 independent houses all beautifully equipped, with 2 private pools. Everything was great, the place, the people, even the weather of February was quite sunny and didn't let us down. We also had a private chef at the villa for one night who delivered a superb service and food. We loved every single minute at the villa. Thank you very much for such a great experience.