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Beautiful seaside villa with spectacular views surrounded by vegetation.

Bedrooms 4
Half Baths3
Space 2,152 sq. ft.
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 5 - 7 nights


About the property

Large living area facing the sea and 3 bedrooms plus annex view reserve

The living area is tastefully and carefully furnished: comfortable sofas, large dining room for 8 guests, kitchen, finely decorated, equipped with oven, microwave, refrigerator and dishwasher. Bathroom living area and laundry with washing machine, iron and ironing board. The bedrooms that are located in the main building are delightfully furnished. A double and two singles to fit, as doubles. The bathroom in the bedroom area is complete with shower and sauna. In the annex adjoining and independent are a romantic bedroom and bathroom with shower. The villa and annex are entirely heated by a system of independent radiators, which guarantees an ideal temperature during the winter months.

The bedrooms are accompanied by air conditioning, the dependance by ventilation fans. The living area does not need air conditioning because it is completely cooled by the sea breeze even on hot summer days. They can be provided two cots, a high chair and a playground outside. Pets can be accommodated upon request. E 'can play the game of ping pong with a large table placed outside under a canopy. The property is located within the Reserve de La Timpa, charming oasis of flora and fauna. The large and well-kept lawn, equipped with deckchairs and shower, allows pleasant stays and sunbathing in the many sunny days throughout the year. The area of ​​the Mediterranean, on the property, you can taste citrus, loquats and pomegranates depending on the season. During the month of November you can make the olive harvest and get the olive oil that is obtained from the fruits collected from you, delivered to the mill!

A few yards from Villa Silvia can be reached via a lift carved a a ridge lava, a lovely private beach lava, which provides beach chairs, umbrellas and showers.

Through a striking panoramic ladder pedestrian will encounter a few feet of the property, you can reach the picturesque fishing village of Santa Maria La Scala, where the world seems to have stopped. The church of the eighteenth century dominates the village. You can walk to the waterfront, where both public and private bathing facilities provide access to the cliffs of lava rocks. And where there are restaurants where you can taste the excellent local cuisine. At the end of the promenade you reach a bay where lava flows a lush waterfall. On the opposite side is the marina, from which you can rent boats to explore the coast, or to meet the vessel to be able to buy freshly caught fish! And where there are restaurants serving delicious seafood specialties and excellent wine on tables at the waterfront. And 'possible to practice Road Bike, Mountain Biking, Canoeing, rafting, canyoning, windsurfing, dynamic model aircraft, parachuting

More Details

Member since: 2013
Speaks: english, spanish, italian
Response time:
Within a few days
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
September 9, 2017


Nearest Airport
37 Kilometres
Catania Fontanarossa
Nearest Barpub
93 Metres
La Timpa
Nearest Ferry
18 Kilometres
Porto di Riposto
Nearest Golf
40 Kilometres
Il Picciolo
Nearest Train
2 Kilometres
Stazione ferroviaria di Acireale
Nearest Motorway
7 Kilometres
A 18 Catania Messina
Nearest Restaurant
93 Metres
I ladroni
Nearest Ski
34 Kilometres
Nicolosi Rifugio sapienza
Nearest Beach
1 Kilometres
Santa maria la Scala
Car: recommended

Charming fishing village, intact in its original marine architecture. Enchanting the walk to the 'chiazzette' (ancient walkway with steps), along this path of Spanish origin, is the 'fortress of Tocco', built at the end of Route 500 'Chiazzette-beach Mulino- Source Miuccio'

difficulty level: medium

A path through the 'popular ancient heart of the city. From 'Scale of Aci' the fortress of Tocco through Chiazzette, charming street Spanish, along which you can admire the typical aspects of the vegetation of the Nature Reserve, until you get to the small fishing village Santa Maria La Scala.

Turning right you can reach the beach of the Mill, where you can see the veins of fresh water right under the rocks, 'waterfalls' from which springs the purest water, an excellent opportunity to cool off in the sandy beach of pebbles very busy. 

* Return bus from S. M. La Scala to Acireale

h: 8.10 | 9.35 | 10.35 | 11.35 | 12.35 | 13.35 | 15.40 | 17.00 | 17.40 | 19.45

(Only during working days, tickets can be purchased on the bus)

Path 'Acquegrandi'

Difficulty level: high

The National Front for Catania the Church of St. M. of Graces; taking the path that runs alongside the church we reach a clearing, overlooking the vast natural amphitheater, bordered on the left by Timpa Don Masi and right by the beach Acquegrandi. A descent to the sea along a trail that runs through the escarpment with points of difference in height accentuated. At sea level is reached on a beach of large cocole (typical pebbles), large and extended for several hundred meters. 

Path 'Waters Of Iron' - Santa Caterina

Difficulty level: Medium

The path, with the entrance of Santa Caterina from Terme New, crosses the Timpa zig zag and allows you to enjoy a beautiful landscape until you reach a sandy beach of rocks where flows the source of fresh water actually called the Iron Water for the characteristic to leave the rock a reddish color type rust. 

Path 'Pietra Monaca'

Difficulty level: medium high

Input from Gangi Via or Via Pennisi, cross the underpass of the railway line and reach the SS 114.

The way Pietra Monaca is a straight and steep road that runs alongside the gardens planted with lemon trees.

The name Pietra Monaca would relate to a rock on the sea where the path leads, precisely resembling a nun expanse. From the shore you can reach the beach of the Mill: along the way you look at the veins of fresh water flowing over rocks and waterfalls.


Santa Maria La Scala Villa Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • villa
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 2152 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: Flessibile / Check-out: Flessibile
  • Max. occupancy: 10
  • pets considered
  • Events Allowed
  • children welcome
Location Type:
  • Beach
  • Near The Ocean
  • Village
  • Waterfront
  • Adventure
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Spa
  • Air Conditioning
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • 3 Half Baths
  • - toilet
    - toilet , combination tub/shower , shower , jetted tub , bidet
    - toilet , shower , bidet
    - toilet
    - toilet
  • The three bathrooms are tastefully furnished: from day one, consisting of basin and toilet allows easy access from the kitchen area, dining room and living room
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • - 1 king
    - 2 twin/ single
    - 2 twin/ single
    - 1 king
  • Double room tastefully furnished in shades of blue, with two wardrobes twins, desk with chair and dresser. Single room green accompanied by a wardrobe and chest of drawers. Single room blue accompanied by large wardrobe. Double bedroom annexe accompanied by large wardrobe, tv set and bathroom with shower
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Foosball
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Toys
  • Video Library
  • Balcony
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Porch / Veranda
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
Pool / Spa:
  • Sauna
Onsite Services:
  • Private Chef
  • Staff
  • autumn foliage
  • bay/sound
  • botanical garden
  • caves
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • forests
  • library
  • marina
  • playground
  • rain forests
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • volcano
  • waterfalls
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • mountain biking
  • paragliding
  • pier fishing
  • rafting
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • surf fishing
  • swimming
  • whitewater rafting
  • wind-surfing


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Beautiful seaside villa with spectacular views surrounded by vegetation.
average rating of 3.8 based on 5 reviews

A beautiful villa with wonderful view - with compromises

  • 4 of 5

Our overall impression was positive and we had a great time in the villa, but one has to be prepared for a few compromises when deciding to rent it. The house is charming and well-maintained in a large garden full of beautiful plants and flowers. It is safe and really well-equipped, we had no problems with the kitchen utensils, but the showers are shabby and we were not satisfied with the general cleanliness of the house upon arrival. The towels and the bed-linens should be exchanged too.

The manager Anna is very kind and really helpful and when there was a problem with the water system the technician came very soon to fix it.

If travelling with children please note that the house is located in a narrow street with a lot of traffic but no pathway. The lift to the ridge of lava is located in the neighbouring camping, one has to buy a daily ticket to use it that costs 4,5 EUR. The car is really a must.

  • Submitted: Jul 18, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Spectacular Views

  • 4 of 5

An older Villa with it's older charms. The villa could use some updating and the kitchen utensils could be replaced but the views of the Mediterranean from the patio and the beauty of the property help make up for what it is lacking. The nearby town of Santa Maria la Scala is small but has several good restaurants; Trattoria Scalo Grande, being one. The villa is in a good location for visiting nearby Catania as well as Taormina, each a short drive. A car is a must.

  • Submitted: Mar 8, 2016
  • Stayed: Feb 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Fantastic property - excellent value for money

  • 5 of 5

Six of us spent 10 beautiful days at Villa Silvia. The property is as described in the listing, and the views really are amazing. Anna is lovely and very helpful.

You definitely need a car here to get the most out of your stay.

An absolute highlight of the stay was having Giusy come twice to cook for us. Authentic cuisine cooked right there in the villa for you. The best food we ate in Sicily!

  • Submitted: May 26, 2015
  • Stayed: May 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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  • 1 of 5

Le jardin est très bien entretenu, la vue est très belle mais la description de la maison est plutôt loin de la réalité. Placards très mal rangés, vaisselles et matériels dans un état de propreté lamentable, la plupart des appareils ne fonctionnant pas. Pour la buanderie, reste à franchir le seuil de la porte, tellement il y a de rangement à faire ! Les douches sont sales. Le Wi-fi a fonctionné seulement un jour, ensuite plus rien !! Enfin, d'après Anna, la maison est parfaite !

Il y aurait un peu de ménage à faire et de vaisselle à remplacer, je pense...!!

Enfin les vacances se sont bien terminées pour nous !

  • Submitted: Jul 23, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: Abritel, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

Das Haus liegt in erster Reihe hoch über dem Meer. Von mehreren Terrassen hat man den Blick, dessentwegen Nordeuropäer im Süden Urlaub machen. Das Haupthaus enthält 1 Doppel- und 2 Einzelzimmer, 1 Vollbad (einziger Kritikpunkt ist die Plastikdusche) und eine Toilette. Ein weiteres Doppelzimmer mit Vollbad ist im 5 Meter entfernten Nebenhaus. Die Ausstattung ist sehr gut. Der Garten wird liebevoll gepflegt und bietet eine Vielzahl verschiedener Perspektiven und Plätze, unter anderem eine Bank direkt an der Klippe. Man könnte seinen Urlaub vollständig dort verbringen. Eine Badebucht (Steine) ist in etwa 500 Metern per Auto oder besser zu Fuß zu erreichen, dabei muss allerdings eine steile Treppe gelaufen werden. Der kleine Ort ist wirklich malerisch und bietet ein gutes (nur!) Fischrestaurant, eine Trattoria und einen kleinen Kaufmann ausschließlich für den Grundbedarf. Gelegentlich kommt ein Obst- und Gemüsewagen vorbei. Die Abwicklung und Betreuung hat sehr gut funktioniert.

  • Submitted: Nov 4, 2014
  • Stayed: Oct 2014
  • Source: Fewo Direkt, from HomeAway
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Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Politica di Cancellazione: Le prenotazioni annullate 30 giorni prima dell'inizio del soggiorno riceveranno un rimborso del 50%.
Le prenotazioni annullate 14 giorni prima dell'inizio del soggiorno non riceveranno alcun rimborso

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.