VILLA LAURA SICILIAN HOUSE WITH POOL ON THE NORTHERN SLOPES OF MOUNT ETNA

Steve Limb

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Sleeps5
Bedrooms 3
Property type house
Minimum Stay 7 nights

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VILLA LAURA SICILIAN HOUSE WITH POOL ON THE NORTHERN SLOPES OF MOUNT ETNA

Castiglione di Sicilia House Rental Photos and Description

3 bedrooms, 1 bathroom, kitchen dining room

Castiglione di Sicilia is a picturesque hilltop town on the northern slopes of Etna and offers visitors one of the most varied landscapes in the province of Catania. It is half way between the mountain and the sea and has become a tourist destination for those looking for a relaxing nature holiday. The property consists of three bedrooms (1 Double,1 Single and 1 Twin)The house sleeps up to 5 people, sheets, blankets and pillows and towels (for use in the house only ) are provided .There is also a bathroom, living-room and kitchen which has a washing machine. On guests arrival a welcome snack and a bottle of wine is provided Outside is a lovely swimming pool for those hot summer days. The Greek theatre at Taormina, Giardini Naxos, golf course and Mount Etna are all in easy reach by car. Spend your days exploring this beautiful island and return to the house and relax by the pool. The whole Sicily experience leaves those that visit breathless and enthused to plan their return.PLEASE NOTE THE POOL MAY NOT BE IN SERVICE IN MAY AND OCTOBER PLEASE ASK. THE HOUSE IS FOR YOU ONLY AND NOT SHARED. THE POOL IS ALSO JUST FOR YOU THERE ARE NO OTHER GUESTS STAY HERE ONLY YOUR FAMILY.THE ACCOMADATION IS ON THE UPPER FLOOR AND THE WINE CELLER IS BELOW.

THE HOUSE IS NOW AVAILABLE ALL YEAR ROUND BUT IN THE WINTER MONTHS THERE WILL BE NO POOL ASK FOR THE RATES

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Suitability:
  • children welcome

Steve Limb

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Speaks italian, english
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Sleeps5
Bedrooms 3
Property type house
Minimum Stay 7 nights
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5
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Villa Laura Sicilian house with pool on the northern slopes of mount Etna
average rating of 5.0 based on 13 reviews
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Villa Laura Sicilian house with pool on the northern slopes of mount Etna
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p9795
+44 01400261994
Castiglione di Sicilia Catania
Hampshire
5

Lovely character house with amazing views

  • 5 of 5
Great accommodation with amazing views. Good facilities with bbq which we used most nights in the front garden and very large swimming pool which my children loved. Very friendly and helpful people. A very peaceful surrounding which made a very relaxed holiday, will definitely be back in the future.
  • Submitted: Aug 7, 2013
  • Stayed: Jul 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
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Villa Laura Sicilian house with pool on the northern slopes of mount Etna
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p9795
+44 01400261994
Castiglione di Sicilia Catania
5

Charming place for ideal holidays

  • 5 of 5
We have just come back from our vacation in Sicily and when I am now looking at the picture of villa Laura on the rigt side of the screen when I am writing this review I can only say that I already miss it a lot. .. I don't think there is another vacation house where we would have felt more at home than there.
The hosts, Laura and Nando, are charming, generous and hospitable people but at the same time you can hardly notice their presence - you remain completely undisturbed and do not even notice that the garbage has been taken away...
The apartment (first floor in the villa) is very spacious and comfortable, the kitchen equipped better than any other we had used before. There is an air of perfect tranquility all over the place: the villa, its surroundings and the whole neighbourhood.
The view from all sides is stunning; I can only repeat the statements from the other reviews...
What you will find new in my description though is that we have been accepted with a dog, and not a small one for that matter: a Berger Blanc Suisse (White Swiss Shepherd); Laura and Nando have a dog of their own and some cats, too, and our dog is not exactly friends with cats.... but there have been no issues what-so-ever.
We can sincerely recommend this place to everybody (as long as they do not want to make their reservation same time we do ;o) - we ourselves are in our early forties, with a teenager daughter (and a large size dog ;o) Each and everyone of us were perfectly happy and relaxed there. Just sad it’s over…
As for the Sicilian driving styles: Tony in his review above could not have described it better…. Yet we made 2000 km in Sicily and have never seen or been involved in any road accident… And if you manage to adapt that amazing driving style yourself, never in Europe will you feel more comfortable on the road (certainly not in Switzerland, where we live)
  • Submitted: Jul 21, 2013
  • Stayed: Jul 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
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Villa Laura Sicilian house with pool on the northern slopes of mount Etna
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p9795
+44 01400261994
Castiglione di Sicilia Catania
5

Villa Laura - The Perfect Away from it All Retreat

  • 5 of 5
Within reach of the frantic coastal strip and major cities like Catania and Syracuse, Villa Laura is a traditionally furnished oasis of calm.
The house more than met the website-set expectations and as others have said in their feedback, the house is larger than it appears.
What you get is a real Sicilian family home experience, including the ever helpful and generous nature of hosts Nando & Laura in the property below Villa Laura. (NB there are four properties in total, but only one regularly occupied. You also have to walk beyond the owners villa to the pool, which is exclusively yours to use)
The setting is stupendous with views North at the front of the house to Castiglione precariously perched on it's hilltop and across the Alcantara valley to the Nebrodi mountains beyond.
From the bedrooms are stunning views of the ever active Etna - cloud permitting - though unfortunately, there was no balcony to the rear of the house to sit outside and watch.
Yes you have to watch out for the Sicilian driving styles - either suicidally fast or on your tail or funereally slow - but we travelled 1000kms + without major incident taking in Tindaris, Taormina, Syracusa, Agrigento and more locally, Francavilla (excellent circular walk), Randazzo, Bronte and of course Etna.
A few wet days meant we were not able to take full advantage of the pool - water too chilly - but all in all a memorable and highly enjoyable holiday experience. You also most definitely need a car, the nearest restaurants are several kilometres (10 mins) away.
Tony and Maria Corbin
  • Submitted: Oct 4, 2011
  • Stayed: Sep 2011
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Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Romantic Getaway
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Villa Laura Sicilian house with pool on the northern slopes of mount Etna
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p9795
+44 01400261994
Castiglione di Sicilia Catania
5

So schön wie auf den Fotos!

  • 5 of 5
Schönes Haus in ruhiger Umgebung mit netter Einrichtung und recht guter Ausstattung auf wunderschönem, sehr gepflegtem Anwesen mit tollem Swimmingpool, in dem man richtig schwimmen kann (für kleine Kinder ungeeignet).
Freundliche Besitzer, die allerdings nur wenig Englisch sprechen. Problemlose Abwicklung der Formalitäten über den anglophonen Bekannten der Besitzer.
Guter Ausgangspunkt, um den Osten Siziliens zu erkunden; die grosse Wanderung auf dem Ätna, ausgehend vom Rifugio Sapienza, ist absolut empfehlenswert. Für Kinder und Jugendliche sind auch das Museo del Cinema und das Museo del Sbarco in Catania ansprechend. Ansonsten bieten sich u.a. Ausflüge nach Taormina, Syrakus und zur Alcantara-Schlucht an.
Fazit: Jederzeit wieder!
  • Submitted: Jul 27, 2011
  • Stayed: Jul 2011
  • Source: HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
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Villa Laura Sicilian house with pool on the northern slopes of mount Etna
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p9795
+44 01400261994
Castiglione di Sicilia Catania
5

Great place to stay

  • 5 of 5
We had a really nice time. We agree with all the comments made by others so won't repeat them beyond great house, great locality and lovely hosts next door. We had a thoroughly relaxing and peaceful holiday.
  • Submitted: Sep 20, 2010
  • Stayed: Aug 2010
  • Source: HomeAway
Recommended for:  Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers
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Villa Laura Sicilian house with pool on the northern slopes of mount Etna
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p9795
+44 01400261994
Castiglione di Sicilia Catania
Altrincham, Cheshire
5

Thoroughly recommended !

  • 5 of 5
We have rented many villas for our holidays but Villa Laura is amongst the best for comfort, location and value for money.

The villa is larger than the pictures might portray, 3 decent sized bedrooms (with comfortable beds !) and a large lounge with good seating. The location is just superb, down a country lane surrounded by vines and with spectacular views to either side. Located in the foothills of Etna it is also ideally placed for a trip up to the craters, which although expensive is a ‘must do’ trip on a clear day.

The pool is the biggest that we have ever had, by width and length. The deep end is probably around 8 foot and there is very little shallow end which is at least upper chest height on an adult. So, whilst a great cooling swim, perhaps only suitable for teenagers upwards.

This was our first experience of Sicily and we were not disappointed. Everything was surprisingly cheap so funds went far, an average meal including local wine (6 euros !) averaged about 60 euros. General shopping, coffees or ice cream were also good value.

The local town of Castiglione was a big favourite; whether for a coffee to start the day, winding streets to explore or for meals out. You have to be brave to go into a restaurant sometimes as they often look closed or empty but we ate at all those recommended in the villa and only got the friendliest of welcomes. The villa is in a lovely non-touristy area, however the coast and Taormina are also only around a 45 minute drive away.

The only negative is the driving – with one eye on the car hire insurance its certainly a challenge as Italian drivers think nothing about hanging off your rear bumper, overtaking on a blind bend or stopping dead in the middle of the road to chat to someone in the street.

Thoroughly recommended !
  • Submitted: Aug 18, 2010
  • Stayed: Aug 2009
  • Source: HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers

Map

Map

Nearest Airport
60 Kilometres
Catania
Nearest Beach
15 Kilometres
beach
Nearest Golf
5 Kilometres
Car: necessary

Castiglione di Sicily is on the north slopes of Etna a short drive from Catania Airport on the A18.The house is in easy reach of the mountains and the most beautiful beaches of oriental Sicily. Catania airport 60Km,Messina 70Km,Golf course 3Km, Randazzo 12Km, Giardini Naxos 15Km, Taormina 17Km.Step back in time and visit the historical villages of Forza d'Agro and Savoca, just a short drive away. Explore the island and visit Agrigento and the valley of the temples.

Other Activities: Mount Etna ,Gole Alacantara, Taormina,Giardini Naxos,Bronte,Messina

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Castiglione di Sicilia House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
Per property
Rental rates quoted in:
Euro
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
Jul 5 2014 - Sep 5 2014
7 night minimum stay
€850
 
 
Sep 6 2014 - Oct 31 2014
7 night minimum stay
€750
 

Notes

  • Payment to be made in Euro on arrival at the house. Change over day is Saturday. The house must be vacated by 10am.The property can only be booked Saturday to Saturday for how many weeks you require. The house is cleaned before the new guests arrive and the pool is regularly maintained.
  • .A non refundable deposit is required of 150 Euro per week for bookings for the period April - 31st October payable by cheque in sterling or bank transfer and the balance to be paid in Euro on arrival at the house in Sicily.
    For bookings for the period 1st November - 4th April a non refundable deposit of 50 Euro is required.

Amenities

Amenities

Castiglione di Sicilia House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house (detached)
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Location Type:
  • Mountain
  • Village
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Family
General:
  • Internet ...
  • Fireplace
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Parking
  • Linens Provided
Kitchen:
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Freezer
  • Refrigerator
  • Oven
Dining:
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 5 people
Bedrooms:
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 5
  • 1 double, 1 twin, 1 single, 1 cot.
Entertainment:
  • Television
  • Satellite / Cable
Outside:
  • Gated Community
  • Balcony
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Barbecue
  • Child's Swing
  • Outdoor Grill
Suitability:
  • children welcome
Pool / Spa:
  • Private Pool ...
  • Outdoor Pool
Attractions:
  • volcano
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • walking
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • groceries
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • hiking
  • golf
  • mountain biking
  • swimming
  • sailing
Notes:
The towels provided are for use in the house only.

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