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A CASTLE WITH PARK,SWIMMING POOL AND INCREDIBLE VIEWS ON SEA & VOLCANO ETNA

Giulia Lattanzio

Advertiser since: 2006
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Speaks: english, french, german, spanish, italian, dutch
Sleeps10
Bedrooms 5
Bathrooms3
Property type chateau / country house
Minimum Stay 5 - 7 nights

Giulia Lattanzio

Advertiser since: 2006
Speaks: english, french, german, spanish, italian, dutch
Response time:
Within a few days
Response rate:
66%
Calendar last updated:
November 26, 2014
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A CASTLE WITH PARK,SWIMMING POOL AND INCREDIBLE VIEWS ON SEA & VOLCANO ETNA

Sleeps10
Bedrooms 5
Bathrooms3
Property type chateau / country house
Minimum Stay 5 - 7 nights

Overview

Overview

Acireale Chateau / Country House Rental Photos and Description

8 sleeps, panoramic terrace, 5 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms

A Liberty-style villa surrounded by a park of one hectare and a half and just 200 meters from the square and the marina of Stazzo. The first floor consists of a large living room with access to a large terrace with sea views, a double bedroom with views of Mount Etna, a large double bedroom with two armchairs, a desk and access to the terrace. On this floor there are also two bathrooms (one with bath), the kitchen with dishwasher and a third bedroom with bunkbed. The second floor is the floor with the turrets. The turrets offer a romantic and charming stay with great sea view and view of Mount Etna, at night you can even enjoy an illuminated 360 degrees landscape. The north tower has a double bedroom with en-suite bathroom. The single room in the south tower is reached via a spiral staircase. This room has no bathroom. The two towers can be reached only from the outside, from the terrace. Both the park and the swimming pool are shared with the owners who live on the ground floor.

history and owners: The castle-shaped villa was built in the late nineteenth century and used as a base for hunting. The present owners, a elderly couple, are the descendants and live on the ground floor.

The rest of the castle is available for guests and has an independent entrance.

Both the park and the swimming pool are shared with the owners. The park is well tended with commitment by the owner that, among other things, grew the green to the first and second floor so that the terraces are given a green roof that provides beautiful and desired shade. The pool measures 15 x 7 meters and is open from early April until late October. The park also include a lawn with a swing, a lemon orchard, bougainvillea, roses, palm trees and a wonderful pine. The presence of radiators on the first floor also offers a pleasant stay in low season. During this period it is recommended a group of max. 5 people since the towers do not have heating.

Stazzo: Stazzo is 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.

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Suitability:
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • smoking allowed
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Giulia Lattanzio (Property Manager)
Advertiser since: 2006
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Speaks: english, french, german, spanish, italian, dutch

About Giulia Lattanzio

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.

Why HomeAway

Sleeps10
Bedrooms 5
Bathrooms3
Property type chateau / country house
Minimum Stay 5 - 7 nights
Book with confidence
Book with confidence
Guaranteed, secure, with no booking fees
Add vacation protection services to your booking
Three services to protect your trip:
Protect your payments in case you need to cancel.
Guarantee the rental meets your expectations
Ensure you're prepared in case of accidental damage.

Reviews

Reviews

4.9
based on 12 traveler reviews

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A castle with park,swimming pool and incredible views on sea & volcano Etna
average rating of 4.9166665 based on 12 reviews
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A castle with park,swimming pool and incredible views on sea & volcano Etna
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p865203
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Acireale Catania
5

Beautiful House, Great Atmosphere

  • 5 of 5
This is a beautiful and well equipped house, which has lovely gardens and a large and very clean pool.

Our plane was late in, so we phone Lilliana to let her know and she was waiting for us, with no problem at all.

There were 9 of us in our 30s to 50 - 4 couples and a single, who had plenty of space in the house. The only problem we had was that the spiral staircase to one of the tower rooms is very steep and one person out of each couple was scared for heights. The view from the top was amazing, but it might be something to consider if you are a big group.

Lilliana had left us a cake, milk in the fridge and some peeled prickly pears, which was lovely of her. She was very friendly, but did keep herself to herself. She came over to invite us to help them harvest olives though, which was great fun. Her English is good, but having one of our party speaking some Italian helped too.

We spent a lot of time in the pool or sitting on the two beautifully shaded balconies. We went to the harbour for gelato one day, we had ok pizzas in the restaurant at the harbour La Conchiglia and very good take away pizzas from a place in Schillienti.

The supermarket in Santa Teccla (about 4 minutes drive) is small, but good and open 8.30-13.30 and 4.30-8.30 Monday to Saturday and also Sunday morning.

Whilst there's not loads in the immediate area, if you want a relaxing holiday with drives out to see things, it's prefect.
  • Submitted: Oct 19, 2014
  • Stayed: Oct 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
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A castle with park,swimming pool and incredible views on sea & volcano Etna
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p865203
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Acireale Catania
5

A slice of heaven

  • 5 of 5
Castello Claves is a wonderful place and it really does feel like a castle! The lush green gardens, pristine pool area and outstanding views make it an absolute pleasure to stay there. What makes it all the more appealing is the warm, hospitable personality of Lilliana, the lady who owns it. From the moment she greeted us, we knew we were going to have a fantastic week! She had freshly prepared some Indian figs from the garden, as well as some fig jam and a fig cake -divine! There was also a bottle of Castello Claves olive oil in the kitchen....amazing!
There is an incredible amount of space at the villa, and as there were 5 of us staying (friends, all in our late twenties and early thirties), we were extremely comfortable. The balcony on the first floor is perfect for evening meals and breakfasts too and then there is another terrace on the roof over looking Etna.
The Blue bar, down by the sea, is lovely to sit and relax whilst soaking up the local atmosphere and they serve delicious arrancini if you order a drink or two. We ate at a couple of restaurants including Le Fornace in Stazzo, which does tatsy pizza and is really reasonably priced, as well as Lorenzo's fish restaurant in Santa Tecla which was pricier but great quality.
I would recommend having a car to get around and see some sights - Ortigia in Syracuse was a real pleasure.
All in all, we had an incredible week and it was a lovely place to celebrate my Birthday too :-)
I would go back in a heart beat - thank you Lilliana for such a memorable holiday.
Jemma and friends xx
  • Submitted: Sep 12, 2014
  • Stayed: Aug 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
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A castle with park,swimming pool and incredible views on sea & volcano Etna
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+31 -681489077
Acireale Catania
5

Full of character and charm

  • 5 of 5
We arrived slightly nervous as we'd told the children it was a castle and they had high expectations, and none of us was disappointed. The owner, Liliana, is lovely and available if you need her, but keeps herself to herself otherwise. She speaks some English. The pool is large and in a lovely setting, shaded by trees and bushes. The castle is Liliana's old family home and is filled with interesting photos and objects. The children in our group are 4,5,6 and 7 and they loved it. I was a bit nervous of them breaking something precious but the house is used to children and we all loved it.

The property and pool was clean when we arrived - which was even more impressive as Etna was rumbling away for the whole week resulting in a fine layer of black dust outside. Please note that this wasn't problematic for us. And the night time views of the lava flow and explosions were very exciting.

We didn't venture far, but we had a few nice swims in the sea, off the rocks in Stazzo - they have built wooden steps and and platforms over the rocks to the sea.

We thoroughly enjoyed the beer, ice cream and table football at the blue bar. The conchiglia (?) restaurant was ok - slightly grumpy waiters.

There is a mini supermarket on the road to Santa Maria La Scala for all your needs, and also bakeries and a good and friendly fruit and veg shop in Scillichenti.

We did venture to the aqua park 'Etnaland' which was brilliant for all ages, and despite the queues to buy tickets, was not at all horrendous (in August!). Wear socks if you can as the paths get very hot as you run from slide to slide.

So overall I would definitely recommend Castello Claves for families and people looking for a villa with a difference.
  • Submitted: Sep 3, 2014
  • Stayed: Aug 2014
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A castle with park,swimming pool and incredible views on sea & volcano Etna
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p865203
+31 -681489077
Acireale Catania
4

An excellent home from home!

  • 4 of 5
Liliana made us so welcome at her family home. The house itself was full of family treasures and the views from the upstairs balcony over to Mt.Etna were extraordinary...the deck there made a perfect platform for my wife to practice her yoga and for evening sundowner drinks. The kitchen though small was fully fitted out with everything you would need but the balcony outside overlooking the swimming pool with a swing seat in the corner was a real delight. We had many wonderful meals there. The gardens were nicely tended and the large pool a real bonus with separate changing room, shower and toilet.
We would happily recommend this property to anyone looking for an idyllic stay with peace and quiet in a small seaside village. We recommend the Blue Bar by the seafront for coffee and cakes...the other restaurants are not so accommodating but pizza is always good.
The test is of course...would we go back...yes!
  • Submitted: Sep 3, 2014
  • Stayed: Jun 2014
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A castle with park,swimming pool and incredible views on sea & volcano Etna
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p865203
+31 -681489077
Acireale Catania
5

Knew this would be good, it was better

  • 5 of 5
Excellent place, incredible views, beautiful surroundings and a wonderful hostess. The pool lovely. Castello Claves is something out of the ordinary, yet affordable. It's fantastic decor interestingly eccentric and very artistic. I truly recommend it.
  • Submitted: Aug 14, 2014
  • Stayed: May 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
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A castle with park,swimming pool and incredible views on sea & volcano Etna
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p865203
+31 -681489077
Acireale Catania
5

Castello Claves provided a memorable holiday

  • 5 of 5
Three generations of our family met at the Castello for a memorable holiday.The accommodation is unique and well equipped; the gardens and grounds are beautiful, and the children loved the pool. We were made very welcome by the owner, who lives on the ground floor.

A stroll down to the harbour for a coffee or a glass of wine was a daily pleasure. The little village shops provided most necessities, and there was a supermarket a short drive away. Not many of the restaurants in the village were open when we were there (it was Easter as well), but there were signs that a new season was being prepared for.

Further afield there was much to explore and enjoy, from the amphitheatre at Taormina to the north, the architecture of Syracusa, and, of course, Etna, on the slopes of which we found a plethora of wild flowers.
  • Submitted: May 28, 2014
  • Stayed: Apr 2014
  • Source: HomeAway

Map

Map

Nearest Airport
25 Kilometres
Catania, Fontanarossa Airport
Nearest Barpub
7 Kilometres
Acireale
Nearest Ferry
25 Kilometres
Catania, Fontanarossa Airport
Nearest Golf
50 Kilometres
il Picciolo, Castiglione di Sicilia
Nearest Train
4 Kilometres
Carubba
Nearest Motorway
7 Kilometres
Acireale
Nearest Restaurant
200 Metres
Nearest Ski
35 Kilometres
Rifugio Sapienza
Nearest Beach
4 Kilometres
Stazzo, Santa Tecla, Praiola
Car: recommended

Stazzo is 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.

Other Activities: Excursion to Mount Etna, the highest active volcano in Europe

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Rates & Availability

Rates & Availability

From €1,750 Per week

Acireale Chateau / Country House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rental rates quoted in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
Rate 8
Sep 21 2014 - Jan 2 2015
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
€1,750
 
 
Rate 2015
Jan 3 2015 - May 29 2015
7 night minimum stay
€1,850
 
 
Rate 2015
May 30 2015 - Jul 3 2015
7 night minimum stay
€2,100
 
 
Rate 2015
Jul 4 2015 - Jul 24 2015
7 night minimum stay
€2,770
 
 
Rate 2015
Jul 25 2015 - Aug 7 2015
7 night minimum stay
€2,900
 
 
Rate 2015
Aug 29 2015 - Sep 4 2015
7 night minimum stay
€2,790
 
 
Rate 2015
Sep 5 2015 - Sep 25 2015
7 night minimum stay
€2,100
 
 
Rate 2015
Sep 26 2015 - Jan 1 2016
7 night minimum stay
€1,850
 

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Notes Price includes linen, towels, final cleaning, electricity, gas, water. There are no extra costs.

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Amenities

Amenities

Acireale Chateau / Country House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • chateau / country house (detached)
Forms of Payment:
  • accept credit card
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 180 m²
Location Type:
  • Near The Ocean
  • Village
Theme:
  • Family
  • Romantic
General:
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
Kitchen:
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
Dining:
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 8 people
Bathrooms:
  • 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
Bedrooms:
  • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • 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 , 1st floor, bunk bed
    Bedroom 5 - 1 double , in tower, 2nd floor
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
Outside:
  • Balcony
  • Barbecue
  • Beach Chairs
  • Child's Swing
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Patio
  • Terrace
  • 8 garden chairs
  • 8 beach chairs
Suitability:
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • smoking allowed
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool
  • Outdoor Pool
Attractions:
  • 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
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • spelunking
  • swimming

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