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Giulia Lattanzio / Lenneke Burghouts

Member since: 2006
Speaks: english, french, german, spanish, italian, dutch

Villa With Pool And Spectacular Views On The Coast

20 Reviews
Sleeps14
Bedrooms 6
Bathrooms5
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 7 nights

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Overview

Aci Castello Villa Rental Photos and Description

6 bedrooms, 5 bathrooms, sea view, close to Etna, bright rooms, coastal views

Villa Valverde is a white villa on an exceptional location. It is set high above the sea with breathtaking views enjoyable both from the garden and from the huge window of the living room. Not to mention that all floors have terraces overlooking the Ionian Sea. It would be truly difficult to ask for a more delightful place.

The villa is on 3 floors, all modernly furnished. The ground floor consists of a big living room, a kitchen with dining table and 2 bathrooms with toilet, bidet and shower. On the first floor are another living room with fireplace and panoramic terrace, 2 bedrooms and 2 bathrooms with toilet, bidet and shower. The first bedroom has a double bed, a sofa bed and an en-suite bathroom. The second bedroom has two single beds (possibility double bed). The second - and upper floor - consists of 3 double rooms, a single room and a bathroom with toilet, bidet and tub with shower.

Furthermore, the villa is provided with all comforts: from the wireless Internet to the air-conditioning, to a dishwasher and an outdoor shower.

The small garden gives space to a refreshing swimming pool of 8x4 meters (deep 1.50 meter). The pool is open from the 1st April until early November.

From the village Valverde, a beautiful rural road, parallel on the coast, leads to the villa. Undoubtedly Villa Valverde is an excellent base for a cultural and natural exploration of the Eastern Sicily. The stunning baroque towns of Acireale and Catania, the charming Taormina, but also the volcano Etna are all really close. Moreover, thanks to the proximity of the highway (at San Gregorio, 3 km), also the South-East side of Sicily with highlights as Noto and Syracuse can be easily reached.

Guests will enjoy every season in Villa Valverde. Thanks to the presence of a fireplace, the central heating and to the very sunny climate in Sicily, the villa, indeed, offers a pleasant stay also in winter.

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Suitability:
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • smoking allowed
  • wheelchair accessible
Giulia Lattanzio / Lenneke Burghouts (Property Manager)
Speaks: english, french, german, spanish, italian, dutch

About Giulia Lattanzio / Lenneke Burghouts

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.

Reviews

4.8
based on 20 traveler reviews

Villa With Pool And Spectacular Views On The Coast
average rating of 4.75 based on 20 reviews
5

Breathtaking

  • 5 of 5

We had a fantastic stay. The villa was beautiful, clean and spacious, there was 7 of us. The outside space was perfect with eating areas, loungers and the pool which the kids lived in. The views were breathtaking and stepping out onto the terraces each morning to soak them in was amazing. I have nothing but good things to say and really hope we get to return here. Car is definately needed. Our stay was just perfect. The owners are friendly and helpful. We would recommend taking a snorkel to Isola Bella and the cable car up Mount Etna, just amazing.

  • Submitted: Jun 9, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
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5

fantastic

  • 5 of 5

A perfect holiday in a perfect villa. We were 11 people from three countries getting together after two years. It was a wonderful house in a nice quiet village. At first a little difficult to find but then perfect. I cannot say anymore. Highly recommended

  • Submitted: Jun 8, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Belgium
5

Great House

  • 5 of 5

This is a great house. Beautiful view. Plenty of room for our huge family. (9 of us). As somebody said before, the roads are narrow and windy and the house is really tucked away. But that's Sicily. The pool was a hit with the children. The owner was responsive and friendly and helpful. The pictures are accurate. We did walk to the nearby restaurant, but otherwise you have to drive everywhere else.

  • Submitted: May 17, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Luxious, quiet, beautiful retreat

  • 5 of 5

Every summer for the past several years I travel for a week with an old friend from college, typically to a sunny Mediterranean clime. This summer's trip to Sicily was one of our best yet, in very large part to having selected Villa Valverde to stay for 6 nights. As others have noted, the villa is enormous, spread out over three floors, with a number of separate 'hang out' areas. Modern & comfortable furnishings in each room. It can easily fit one or two families comfortably, and for the two of us it was ridiculously big (while more affordable, private and comfortable compared to the high-end hotels in the area that I had researched). Big open kitchen with all the utensils, pots etc that you need, nicely appointed bedrooms (several with a deck and view) and a small but lovely backyard and garden with a refreshing small pool, good for quick dips after laying in the sun. And the view! Atop the side of a steep hill, with the sea below -- stunning sunrises and sunsets, and wonderful views all day in between.

Mr. Patrizio, the key holder, was great. While his English was very limited and my Italian nonexistent, he did a good job welcoming me and showing me around. The surrounding area is rustic and pretty, and a convenient launching off point for day trips to towns in the eastern/central regions of the island. And the local bars/restaurants in the nearby village of Valverde (a 10-15 min picturesque walk) were authentically local and charming.

One note: be sure to get detailed directions -- the villa's road is not easy to find. The local roads are quite narrow and harrowing at times, so take care driving to and from the villa.

Overall, I loved our stay here and look forward to coming back one day.

  • Submitted: Sep 7, 2015
  • Stayed: Jun 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

Vue splendide

  • 5 of 5

Nous avons passé un séjour très agréable à Villa Valverde.

La maison est très spacieuse et fonctionnelle. Nous étions 3 familles avec enfants de 2 a 8 ans et l espace était parfait. La vue est magnifique. La maison est très bien place pour toutes les excursions sur la côte Est. ( Taormina, Catane, l Etna, Syracuze) les villages aux alentours sont également charmants.

Cette maison est à recommencer et nous y retournerions les yeux fermes pour un prochain séjour en Sicile.

  • Submitted: Aug 20, 2014
  • Stayed: Aug 2014
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Madrid, Spain
5

A fantastic experience!

  • 5 of 5

Having read previous opinions we arrived at the villa with high expectation and were in no way disappointed. The Villa is spectacular. We were received by the owner and his daughters, who made us feel welcome from the first minute. Everything was well kept, clean and although we already had seen the photos we were awed about how spacious the property is. Again because of having read opinions in this page, we made use of the possibility of having a typicial Sycilian diner cooked for the 6 of us. It was a big hit! The lady is really an exceptional cook and we had a very memorable dinner that evening.

You need a car if you are staying at this place. The centre of the village and a good supermarket is within comfortable driving distance. The only (minor) thing I can think of that would improve the place is a satelite dish that would cater for a non-Italian speaking television audience. With a big-sized High Definition TV screen available it would be nice to have at least a couple of channels in English.

  • Submitted: Aug 4, 2014
  • Stayed: Jul 2014
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Map

Nearest Airport
20 Kilometres
Catania, Fontanarossa Airport
Nearest Barpub
3 Kilometres
Acitrezza
Nearest Ferry
15 Kilometres
Catania - Ferry from Napels
Nearest Golf
50 Kilometres
Linguaglossa
Nearest Train
5 Kilometres
Acireale
Nearest Motorway
2 Kilometres
San Gregorio
Nearest Restaurant
200 Metres
Valverde
Nearest Ski
30 Kilometres
Etna
Nearest Beach
7 Kilometres
Santa Tecla
Car: necessary

An excellent base from which to explore eastern Sicily. The villa lies 4 km from the coast and just five 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 35 kilometres away. 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 seaside villages near Villa Valverde. In the village Santa Tecla, a few kilometres from Praiola, is the renown, but quiet cheap, fish restaurant “Da Lorenzo”.

Villa Valverde is also an excellent base from which to explore Mount Etna and its surroundings. The villages of Etna, such as Trecastagni, Zafferana Etnea e Randazzo, are famous for their ancient lava flows, the architecture of their seventeenth century churches, their delicious local produce and the hospitality of the villagers. Situated 700 metres above sea level, they are a favourite retreat of the city dwellers who, in summer are in search of cool, fresh air, while in winter are in search of snow for skiing. Few people are aware that Etna is a popular location for skiers in winter. On some glorious days in winter, it’s even possible to ski the frozen slopes in the morning enjoying a wonderful panoramic view of the Mediterranean, and then, the same afternoon, go and sunbathe on the beaches below!

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Rates & Availability

Aci Castello Villa Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Manager accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
Summer 2016
Aug 20 2016 - Aug 26 2016
7 night minimum stay
$3,034
 
 
Summer 2016
Aug 27 2016 - Sep 2 2016
7 night minimum stay
$2,810
 
 
Late summer 2016
Sep 17 2016 - Oct 14 2016
7 night minimum stay
$1,742
 
 
Fall 2016
Oct 29 2016 - Jan 6 2017
7 night minimum stay
$1,686
 
 
Incl. Air-conditioning & WiFi
Jan 7 2017 - Mar 24 2017
7 night minimum stay
$1,686
 
 
Incl. Air-conditioning & WiFi
Mar 25 2017 - Jun 30 2017
7 night minimum stay
$1,910
 
 
Incl. Air-conditioning & WiFi
Jul 1 2017 - Jul 14 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
$2,585
 
 
Incl. Air-conditioning & WiFi
Jul 15 2017 - Jul 28 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
$3,034
 
 
Incl. Air-conditioning & WiFi
Jul 29 2017 - Aug 18 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
$3,315
 
 
Incl. Air-conditioning & WiFi
Aug 19 2017 - Aug 25 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
$3,034
 
 
Incl. Air-conditioning & WiFi
Aug 26 2017 - Sep 1 2017
7 night minimum stay
$2,810
 
 
Incl. Air-conditioning & WiFi
Sep 2 2017 - Oct 27 2017
7 night minimum stay
$1,910
 
 
Incl. Air-conditioning & WiFi
Oct 28 2017 - Mar 30 2018
7 night minimum stay
$1,686
 

Additional information about rental rates

Fees No additional mandatory fees

Rates include internet, linen, bathroom towels and final cleaning. There are no hidden extras.
Security deposit: 300 Euro.

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Amenities

Aci Castello Villa Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • villa (detached)
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 300 m²
Location Type:
  • Near The Ocean
  • Rural
Theme:
  • Family
General:
  • Air Conditioning
  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
Dining:
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 14 people
Bathrooms:
  • 5 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower , bidet , ground floor
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower , bidet , ground floor
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , shower , bidet , 1st floor, en-suite bathroom
    Bathroom 4 - toilet , shower , bidet , 1st floor
    Bathroom 5 - toilet , combination tub/shower , bidet , 2nd floor
    outdoor shower - outdoor shower , outdoor shower
Bedrooms:
  • 6 Bedrooms, Sleeps 14
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen , 1 child bed , 1 baby crib , 1 sleep sofa /futon
    Bedroom 2 - 2 twin/ single
    Bedroom 3 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 4 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 5 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 6 (the smallest) - 2 twin/ single , 2 single beds in a L-shape position
  • There is a double sofa bed in the living room with fireplace on the first floor.
Entertainment:
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
Outside:
  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • 12 garden chairs
  • 2 beach chairs
Suitability:
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • smoking allowed
  • wheelchair accessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Private Pool
Attractions:
  • autumn foliage
  • bay/sound
  • caves
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • forests
  • marina
  • museums
  • reefs
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • volcano
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • skiing
  • snorkeling
  • swimming
Notes:
Pool size: 4x9 meters (deep 1.50 m.). Open from 1st April until early November. On request the keyholder can organize dinners in villa for you!

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