Acireale chateau / country house rental - Castello Claves
Castello Claves
 
  • Bedrooms5
  • Sleeps10
  • 3 Bathrooms
Minimum Stay 7 nights
 

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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5 Reviews of Property 865203 in Acireale, Italy

A castle with park,swimming pool and incredible views on sea & volcano Etna
average rating of 5.0 based on 5 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

2 weeks in a beautiful Sicilian oasis.....

  • 5 of 5
  • Submitted: Aug 12, 2013
  • Stayed: Jul 2013
Having never been to Sicily before we were not sure what to expect but when we arrived at Castello Claves in Stazzo the lovely owner Liliana was there to greet us. What a charming, warm, gracious lady who made her beautiful home feel like our own. It is quite a wow when you pass through the electric gates and see the exotic planting leading up to the fabulous house. It is filled with beautiful antiques and family heirlooms and photographs. There is something interesting on all the walls and in the cabinets. Liliana was very generous in letting us use all her beautiful things. The gardens are well kept and interesting and the pool area is very hard to leave. The photos really do not do it justice. The area is not geared up to lots of tourists and so much the better for it. We went down to the harbour - just a few minutes walk to Mario the fisherman and bought fresh fish on most days and the town square was buzzing with Sicilians just enjoying each others company most days. The tastiest icecreams and coffee is available from early until late. Definitely worth a visit to Syracuse and Taormina and the Etna daytrip was unforgettable. It is worth living as the Italians do and taking things easy between 12 and 4 as the heat in August is serious! Worth getting up early, napping in the afternoon and then staying up late. On our last night we visited a restaurant nearby in Santa Tegla called Lorezo's which was recommended by the owner and had a real seafood feast. Worth the money - more expensive than most of the places we ate at - but the sea view and fish extravaganza was worth every penny. If you want a slice of Sicilian hospitality and a stay in a house you'll never forget then this is the place. We - all nine of us - had one of our best holidays and much of that due to the owner Liliana and her lovely family.
Helpful votes: 1/1
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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, A Hidden Jewel

  • 5 of 5
  • Submitted: Mar 5, 2013
  • Stayed: Feb 2013
Castello Claves is a hidden jewel in the small town of Stazzo. It lies just outside the city of Acireale. The house itself is a time capsule, built in 1900, it has survived a century of turbulent changes, changes that are reflected in the photos and furnishings that fill its rooms. This is more than a vacation villa, it's a home and it welcomes you with warmth and a sense of family. Lilliana, your host, is an elegant lady whose life has been invested in this home. Her only wish is that you enjoy her home as much as she and her family does. If you are lucky, you will meet her son's and their families. They visit on the weekends and help with maintenance of the villa and it's grounds. They also assist in helping guests with plans for touring the area. Here, you may arrive as a visitor, but if you choose, you will leave a friend.

In the early morning, we would walk to the beach where we'd enjoy a coffee and a brioche at the Blue Bar. From here we could observe the fisherman and speak with locals, friendly people who are proud of their town and it's history. Later, we would enjoy Lilliana's gardens, (the pool wasn't open as we visited in February) and plan our daily outings. Stazzo is central to many wonderful destinations. From here we took day trips to Acireale, Catania, Siracusa, Taormina and Mt Etna. Each was beautiful and interesting in it's own particular way. Our days at Castello Claves were filled with new discoveries and interesting people. We felt the spirit and warmth of the place and we would love to return in the future. Happy Travels.

Steve e Renae
Helpful votes: 2/2
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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
Milton Keynes, England
5

Castello Claves

  • 5 of 5
  • Submitted: Jun 14, 2012
  • Stayed: May 2012
This was our first trip to Sicily and we couldn't have chosen a better place to stay. We have rented many properies overseas, but Castello Claves is the best property we have stayed in, the pool is enormous and has spring water so no nasty red eyes after being in the pool, there is also a pool house so no need to trek back to the house with the children. The house has so many beautiful features and we all were so comfortable that none of us wanted to leave.
Liliana who owns the property is a delight, she was there if you needed her but not intrusive, and she has so many good ideas of places to go and visit. We would love to go back to Castello Claves again and have no hesitation in recommending it to others.
Helpful votes: 3/3
business
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

  • 5 of 5
  • Submitted: Apr 24, 2012
  • Stayed: Apr 2012
We were two families who stayed in this beautiful castel for 10 days. We can highly recomend this place to other families. Our children loved running around in the beautiful garden full of lemon and orange trees. The owner lives at the ground floor and is a lovely person and very helpful. Stazzo is a beautiful village and it is easy to go to Catania and Taormina. We can highly recomend this castle and will most sure return.
Helpful votes: 3/3
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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 Stazzo Sicilie

  • 5 of 5
  • Submitted: Jul 4, 2013
  • Stayed: Apr 2013
Het was een geweldige vakantie. De foto's beloofden al een mooie inrichting, in werkelijkheid was het echt een paleis, met prachtige inrichting waarin we ons erg thuis voelden. Het huis was schoon, netjes, zeer goed onderhouden, zowel het huis als het zwembad, zeer verzorgd. Ook de gastvrijheid van de eigenaresse was geweldig! Wij hebben dit adres al aan verschillende familie en vrienden aangeraden. Het dorp Stazzo aan de haven was zeer gemoedelijk, kleine winkeltjes aanwezig en een grotere supermarkt dicht in de buurt. Vooral het visrestaurant da Lorenzo in santa thecla is meer dan goed! Ook de jeeptocht naar de Etna was een aanrader!
Kortom, voor een droomvakantie is dat de beste plek!
Helpful votes: 4/4