About the property
- House2045 sq. ft.
- Half Baths0
- Minimum Stay1 - 7 nights
3 Bedrooms, 3 Bathrooms, Terrace, Garden, Sea, Beach
A rural road brings you to this piece of paradise high above the sea and surrounded by the typical lush Sicilian vegetation, including pine trees, palm trees and many flowers. Casale dei Normanni is located in a truly stunning and perfectly peaceful setting on the coast between Acireale and Praiola and boasts a sweeping view over the sea, the beach and the coast of Taormina. A private path leads directly to the beach (50 meters).
Although you are immersed in nature and silence, you are not isolated because there are some other holiday homes and cottages nearby.
The ground floor consists of a kitchen with dining table, a spacious living room with a table, sofas and couches, a bedroom with double bed and a single bed and an en-suite bathroom. On the upper floor is a huge bedroom with high ceiling, a double bed and a single bed, and 2 bathrooms, another big bedroom with three single beds (possibility double bed). All rooms have sea view.
In the village Santa Tecla, a few kilometres from Praiola, is the renown fish restaurant “Da Lorenzo”. 2 km from the house is a big supermarket. Also nearby is Acireale, a baroque town, with several shops and squares. Taormina and Catania distance 25 km. Fresh fish can be bought in Pozzillo, a fishermen's village very near.
Giulia Lattanzio / Chiara Caporali / Giulia Tiriticco / Nina Schuttert
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- May 18, 2018
About Giulia Lattanzio / Chiara Caporali / Giulia Tiriticco / Nina Schuttert
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.
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Check-in: 4:00 PM
Check-out: 10:00 AM
100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date. You must contact the owner directly to request cancellation.
Grande maison agréable
Nous avons passé un très bon séjour au printemps, la maison est grande et bien équipée. Les températures le soir étaient encore fraîches mais le poele à bois est très efficace pour réchauffer l'atmosphère (avec de bons pulls toutefois). Le jardin et les terrasses sont superbes et permettent de profiter du soleil tout au long de la journée et de la soirée. Idéalement située près du village avec tous les commerces nécessaires. L'accueil par Dino et sa femme est très efficace et chaleureux (très bons conseils sur les restaurants du coin!)
Casale enorme e molto curato, adatto a gruppi o più famiglie.
Vista favolosa e tranquillità garantita. La spiaggia sottostante è parecchio sporca con sassi, ma presenta comunque un bel mare.
Very nice spot
Very comfortable house with a very nice view on the sea, and 2 minutes to go to the beach . Well located for doing visits on the East cost. We really enjoyed the stay in this farmhouse.
Feels like home.A house with a heart.
Lovely view everywhere.Very good atmosphere.A wonderful place to be.
Very friendly owner.Not just a holliday house but a home with a heart.We will recommend it to friends.
Rustic charm with an unbeatable sea view
We've just returned after a week at Casale dei Normanni. If you like rustic charm with an amazing view then this house is for you. The terrace that runs along the back of the house must offer one of the best sea views in Sicily, it sits just above the beach looking over the Med and to the mountains of Calabria on the Italian mainland beyond. To the left you can sea along the beach (helpful for keeping an eye on the kids!) to the hills around Taormina and the Messina Strait. To the front is a large, sheltered (and if necessary shady) garden surrounded by orange and lemon trees and palms, the smell of orange blossom was quite intoxicating. The house itself is well equipped with everything you need to enjoy your stay, all the rooms are large with high ceilings and windows looking over the sea and to Etna at the front. Dino the owner also provided a WiFi box with 10Gb of data that lasted our teenagers until the last day of our stay. There are plenty of shops (Hiper Simply, butcher, fruit n veg, bakers) within 10 minutes and some excellent restaurants especially Le Serre in San Leonardello and Le Botti in Riposto where there is also an excellent daily fish market. Praiola is also well situated to explore Sicily's east coast - Taormina and Syracuse are within easy reach on the A18 and the drive to Etna's Refugio Sapienza at 1900m takes about 40 minutes.
If you like all mod cons and cannot co-exist with the odd cobweb then this is probably not the place for you (see earlier review!). It is a 200 year old farmhouse with lovely gardens, ideally located and exceptional views so come, relax and enjoy.
The place was perfect for us ( 4 adults). The house gave us space enought, beutiful views, funcional rooms, large garden and nice possibilities for cooking. We were always touring around in different places on the East Coast and Etna by our car. The house gave us a perfect base.
Thank you Francesca and Dino for guiding, help and all...
Praiola is an excellent base from which to explore eastern Sicily. It is halfway between Catania and Taormina and just seven kilometres from Acireale (a pretty little city, built on a plateau of lava, that is known for its Baroque churches). Gardini Naxos, a seaside resort with beautiful sandy beaches, is just 20 kilometres from Praiola. Beside it we find Taormina ‘the pearl of the Mediterranean’ and the most exclusive seaside resort in Sicily. Its ancient Greek theatre is world famous for its extraordinary panoramic views. Santa Maria la Scala and Aci Trezza are pleasant fisherman's villages near Praiola. In the village Santa Tecla, a few kilometres from Praiola, is the renown, but quiet cheap, fish restaurant “Da Lorenzo”. 2 km from Casa Praiola is the big supermarket 'Iper Simply'. Also 2 km from the house is Carubba, a town, with several shops and squares. Casale dei Normanni is also an excellent base from which to explore volcano Etna and its villages, like Trecastagni and Zafferana Etnea.
Rates & Availability
Additional information about rental rates
Prices are valid up to 4 guests. Every extra guest costs 50 Euro extra per week. Prices include use final cleaning, linen and towels, water, gas, electricity. Security deposit = 150 Euro.