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Farmhouse in coastal paradise, with Private access to the beach of Praiola

Bedrooms 3
Space 2,045 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 1 - 7 nights


About the property

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.

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Property Manager
Giulia Lattanzio / Chiara Caporali / Giulia Tiriticco / Nina Schuttert
Premier Partner

This HomeAway partner has demonstrated and is committed to fast response times, the best rates, and a great guest experience.

Speaks: english, french, german, spanish, italian, dutch
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
February 14, 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.

Guestbook comments from the manager

Large, spacious , very bright house in a wonderful location , magnificent sea views from all rooms , 2 terraces to the sea , but also very large beautiful garden to sit with a view of Mount Etna and many possibilities to relax. Table for common dinner not only on one sea-facing terrace , but also at the back of the house . Lush vegetation, banana trees, palms , lemon and orange trees, cactus , roses , fig trees , oleander and bamboo , fantastic view also from the house to Etna - which, presented us during our stay as special a smaller outbreak . Extremely friendly owners, which was waiting for us in the car at the junction to the home because of our delayed arrival in the dark, Also, he spontaneous and unconventional offered us on arrival some food for late dinner, and once he even freed us middle of the night caring from an awkward position , in which we had brought ourselves.

Home is very well equipped lovingly and wisely and clean, you will find everything you need for the household. For the car there is a pretty shaded parking space under a pergola . We felt very comfortable and spent a wonderful week. We would love to come back and would not hesitate to recommend this house to our friends.

Großes, geräumiges, sehr helles Haus in wundervoller Lage, herrlicher Meerblick aus allen Zimmern, 2 Terrassen zum Meer, aber auch sehr großer wunderschöner Garten mit Blick zum Ätna und vielen Möglichkeiten zu sitzen und zu entspannen. Tisch für gemeinsames Essen nicht nur auf einer der dem Meer zugewandten Terrasse, sondern auch an der Rückseite des Hauses. Üppige Vegetation, Bananenstauden, Palmen, Zitronen-und Orangenbäume, Kakteen, Rosen, Feigenbäume, Oleander und Bambus, traumhafter Blick zum Ätna auch aus dem Haus - der uns während unseres Aufenthaltes als besondere Zugabe auch einen kleineren Ausbruch präsentierte. Überaus freundlicher Besitzer, der uns am Ankunftstag spontan und unkonventionell Lebensmittel für’s Abendessen anbot , uns bei unserer verspäteteten Ankunft in der Dunkelheit mit seinem Auto an der Einmündung des Weges zum Haus erwartete und uns auch mitten in der Nacht fürsorglich aus einer mißlichen Lage befreite, in die wir uns selbst gebracht hatten. Sehr gut, liebevoll und mit Bedacht ausgestattet und sauber, man findet alles , was man für den Haushalt benötigt. Für das Auto gibt es einen hübschen schattigen Stellplatz unter einer Pergola. Wir haben uns sehr wohl gefühlt und eine wundervolle Woche verlebt. Wir kommen gern wieder.
May 2016
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Riposto House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house (semi-detached)
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 2045 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 9
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
  • Please try to be on time for your check-in (which is usually set at 4PM) and in case of delay please send a text message directly to the keyholder.
Location Type:
  • Rural
  • Waterfront
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Basic Soaps
  • Hair Dryer
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Local Maps
  • Parking
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wood Stove
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 9 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower , bidet
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , shower , bidet
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 9
  • Bedroom upper floor - 1 queen , 1 twin/ single , 1 child bed
    Bedroom upper floor - 3 twin/ single , possibility double bed
    Bedroom - 1 queen , 1 twin/ single
  • Television
  • Beach Chairs
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Terrace
  • Walkway to Water
  • 9 garden chairs
  • 6 beach chairs
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • autumn foliage
  • bay/sound
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • marina
  • museums
  • reefs
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • volcano
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • groceries
  • laundromat
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • mountain biking
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • skiing
  • snorkeling
  • sound/bay fishing
  • spelunking
  • surf fishing
  • swimming
The house is situated on a steep cliff, pay attention to children.


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Farmhouse in coastal paradise, with Private access to the beach of Praiola
average rating of 4.37931 based on 32 reviews


  • 4 of 5

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.

  • Submitted: Sep 12, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Very nice spot

  • 4 of 5

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.

  • Submitted: Aug 29, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Feels like home.A house with a heart.

  • 5 of 5

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.

  • Submitted: Jun 5, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Rustic charm with an unbeatable sea view

  • 5 of 5

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.

  • Submitted: Apr 25, 2017
  • Stayed: April 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Beutiful place.

  • 5 of 5

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...

  • Submitted: Apr 20, 2017
  • Stayed: March 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Dirty, Damp, Smelly and generally neglected

  • 1 of 5

The property was so poorly kept that we went to the airport on the Wednesday of our seven day stay to book flights home..

It seems the owners have never re-invested any monies into the property and take what they can get. We have photo`s that are in stark contrast to the images on the website. We would like for any comments made to be taken constructively by the owners and deep clean and paint the rooms. There also seems a problem with Damp rising up the walls and the spores can be tasted in your mouth.

Very disappointed and we would like to know the course for claiming compensation.

We have been booking houses and apartments for 41 years and this is by far the worst one we have been to.

  • Submitted: Oct 3, 2016
  • Stayed: September 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: I am really sorry to hear this. Why didn't you contact us during your stay to tell us what was wrong? The keyholder is also very surprised! We always have had positive reviews, also this year as you can see in the advert. The people who staid early September wrote us this: "The property is ideally situated by the water. The house is well equipped, it has a lovely ground floor terrace and a first floor bedroom balcony with spectacular views of the sea. This is a wonderful property, stylishly decorated and in a beautiful location which we would thoroughly recommend to anyone looking for a comfortable base to explore the region."
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Nearest Airport
25 Kilometres
Catania, Fontanarossa Airport
Nearest Barpub
8 Kilometres
Nearest Ferry
25 Kilometres
Nearest Golf
45 Kilometres
Il Picciolo, Linguaglossa
Nearest Train
7 Kilometres
Guardia Mangano
Nearest Motorway
7 Kilometres
Nearest Restaurant
2 Kilometres
Donna Carmela
Nearest Ski
25 Kilometres
Rifugio Sapienza, Nicolosi
Car: necessary

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.




Additional information about rental rates

Fees No additional mandatory fees

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.

Manager's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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