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Tasteful Apartment in an Elegant Villa on the Waterfront of Aci Trezza

Bedrooms 2
Space 753 sq. ft.
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 1 - 7 nights


About the property

2 bedrooms, quality furnishing, waterfront, big windows

Casa Cycas is a lovely apartment with a wonderful sea view located on the waterfront of Aci Trezza, a fishing village rich in history and legends halfway between Catania and Acireale.

The apartment is on the first floor of an elegant historic building in Art Nouveau style with which guests will share its beautiful entrance.

Casa Cycas has two double bedrooms and a marble bathroom with a bidet, two sinks and a large shower. The living room, which makes room for a small kitchen, is made unique by large windows overlooking the sea and in particular the typical 'Faraglioni' of Aci Trezza, namely spikes of lava rock that rise between the clear water of the bay and give to this corner of Sicily a truly charming and romantic atmosphere.

According to a legend, the Cyclops Polyphemus threw into the sea those rocks detached from Etna in an attempt to stop Ulysses who was leaving with his fleet. More likely, however, “Faraglioni” are the remains of an ancient volcanic activity. Beyond their origins, today those stacks and its waters host an exclusive variety of plants and animals that make this place very interesting also for those who like to know more about nature.

Casa Cycas offers guests the opportunity to relax in the beautiful garden behind the villa, equipped with outdoor furniture including comfortable lounge chairs. Furthermore, there are a parking space, a good conditioner suitable as heater for the winter, and wireless Internet. And there is more: during summer (from June 15 to September 15), guests can enjoy a direct and private access to the rocks in front of the villa where a wooden deck and a ladder will make easier to appreciate the Sicilian sun and to plunge into the sea.

Casa Cycas is a chic and comfortable house, but a great part of its charm is due to the fact of being located in the beautiful village of Aci Trezza. Celebrated by one of the most famous Italian writers of the 19th century i.e. Giovanni Verga, the village is an active fishing place and an appreciated resort by both families and young couples from Catania. In particular, Aci Trezza is loved for its romantic promenade, for the opportunity to visit the Faraglioni, for its excellent fish restaurants and pizzeria, and in general for its vibrant atmosphere that persists even during the few winter months.

Among the various ways of knowing and experiencing Sicily, a holiday in Casa Cycas is undoubtedly one of the bests.

More Details

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
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Calendar last updated:
March 19, 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

Die Ferienwohnung Casa Cycas hat uns sehr gut gefallen!

- Sehr schöne Lage direkt am Meer (ruhig, kein Verkehrslärm)

- Sehr geschmackvolle Ausstatttung der Zimmer (Möbel, Dekoration mit Kunstwerken!)

- Schöner gepflegter Garten / Innenhof

- Gute Parkmöglichkeit im Innenhof

- Sehr freundliche und hilfsbereite Gastgeber!

- Ich habe Casa Cycas bereits Bekannten von mir empfohlen

Viele Grüße und auch vielen Dank für Ihren Service.
Sep 2015
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Aci Castello Apartment Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • apartment (detached)
  • floor 1
Building Type:
  • building
  • Catering available
  • Breakfast - Booking Possible
  • Lunch - Booking Possible
  • Dinner - Booking Possible
Floor Area:
  • 753 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
  • - Please try to be on time for your check-in. If you are late please write a text message directly to the keyholder.
Location Type:
  • Near The Ocean
  • Resort
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Air Conditioning
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower , bidet
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen , 1 baby crib
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
  • Books
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Deck / Patio
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • autumn foliage
  • bay/sound
  • caves
  • churches
  • forests
  • marina
  • museums
  • reefs
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • volcano
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • laundromat
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • skiing
  • snorkeling
  • swimming


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Tasteful Apartment in an Elegant Villa on the Waterfront of Aci Trezza
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Beautiful view!

  • 5 of 5

Lovely appartement with a beautiful view! It was pretty quiet downtown because of the time of the year but we really enjoyed the weather, sea, restaurants and the rest of the east coast. Very nice owners and everything we needed was available in the apartment!

We really enjoyed our vacation in Aci Trezza!

  • Submitted: Mar 15, 2018
  • Stayed: March 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Just a perfect place for us!

  • 5 of 5

We needed a quiet vacation with lovely food and a view! And everything was there. With this beautiful home, friendly people and lots of restaurants. Just perfect!

  • Submitted: Oct 25, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
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Amazing property in a perfect location!

  • 5 of 5

We stayed here for almost two weeks with our two young sons. It was perfect, we spent everyday swimming off of the rocks right across the street. The listing description is accurate, I honestly think the place in person is even more amazing! The property was very clean and well-maintained. The hosts available on the property were super sweet and accommodating as well as the manager and contacts. The on-site hosts even offered to let our friends park on the premises for the day. It is very close to Mythos, a bar, that according to our kids has the best gelato and granitas in Aci Trezza. If we get to return to Sicily we will stay here again!

  • Submitted: Aug 20, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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A wonderful apartment by the sea

  • 5 of 5

Maria and Alfio could not of been more welcoming. The fresh fruit and wine on arrival was a lovely surprise. We can't speak any Italian and Alfio was on hand with his google translate. The apartment photos do not do it justice as it is stunning. We hired a car but it stayed in the garage the whole ten days as driving in Sicily is crazy. Undertaking, overtaking sometimes at the same time was scary on the drive from the airport. We had plans to go exploring but ended up just staying around the harbour relaxing and people watching. My husband took a fishing rod with him and we spent a few evenings sitting on the harbour wall and as I have never fished before was surprised that my first catch was an octopus. A local gentleman helped to free it from the line as we didn't have a clue and he was grateful to take it home for his dinner. The local restaurants were nice but busy at the weekends and the largest pizzeria on the square had great pizzas. We ate in one night but grabbed takeaways on our fishing nights. On the road that's runs behind the square the one with the church on has a great little deli that sells roasted chicken from a spit stuffed with onions and olive. We were regular customers there and the owners having told them how delicious their chickens were knew exactly what we wanted when we walked in. Lovely to have at lunch time with some bread and cheese. Would highly recommended staying here. Thank you to Lenneke the owner and of course Maria and Alfio

Michelle and Chris

  • Submitted: Jul 19, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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This place is amazing!

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I, along with our 13-months old daughter and my parents, arrived at Casa Cycas on Sunday 10th December 2016.

When you look at pictures of your vacation destination you can't allways be sure if it really looks as shown. But this time it was even better then on the pictures - the villa is elegant, spacious, comfortable, very well equipped and in a beautiful setting.

There are two double bedrooms, and a big salon with a seaview. The kitchen is small but fully equiped - there was even a bottle of wine waiting for us! The outside space is fantastic, with lovely views.

Due to the weather (it was rather cold) we did not use the terrace in front of the villa but it must be a great experience during the warmer months.

Aci Trezza was quite quiet at this time of year, but there were plenty of restaurants to choose from. And it is a good base for longer trips (Catania, Etna, Taormina etc.).

All in all we enjoyed a very relaxing stay and will certainly be returning.

  • Submitted: Jan 18, 2017
  • Stayed: December 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Lovely old villa, just the best location for people watching.

  • 5 of 5

The apartment was fabulous with arguably the best location in Aci Trezza for observing the Isole dei Ciclope and people watching. The allocated safe parking is a major plus point especially at the weekend when the area is busier.

Even in September it was hot so the air conditioning throughout the apartment is very welcome.

The kitchen facilities are simple but cover all the essentials more than adequately, but, since there is no shortage of excellent places to eat within metres we hardly needed to use anything other than the kettle. I was very happy to join the locals in their regular (but surprising to me) Sicilian breakfast of granita and warm brioche. Our welcome bottle of 'fizz' and fruit basket was also a very nice touch.

Or hosts downstairs were a lovely and very welcoming and helpful couple. Google translate on both our smartphones easily made up for their lack of English and our lack of Italian ;-)

We loved our stay and would happily recommend to others

  • Submitted: Oct 15, 2016
  • Stayed: September 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
15 Kilometres
Catania, Fontanarossa Airport
Nearest Barpub
500 Metres
Aci Trezza
Nearest Ferry
12 Kilometres
Catania (ferry from Napels)
Nearest Golf
60 Kilometres
Il Picciolo, Castiglione di Sicilia
Nearest Train
12 Kilometres
Nearest Motorway
5 Kilometres
San Gregorio
Nearest Restaurant
200 Metres
Aci Trezza
Nearest Ski
20 Kilometres
Rifugio Sapienza
Nearest Beach
15 Kilometres
Car: not necessary

Acitrezza is an excellent base from which to explore Mount Etna and its surroundings. The villages of Etna, such as Trecastagni, Zafferana Etnea and 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!


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Fees No additional mandatory fees

Rates include use of air-conditioning, internet, private parking, linen, towels and final cleaning. There are no hidden extras.

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.