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Huge villa with private pool and sublime garden on the flanks of Mount Etna

Sleeps16
Bedrooms 6
Bathrooms4
Space 3,229 sq. ft.
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights

Overview

About the property

16 sleeps, beautifully tended garden, well furnished, pool open all year round

Villa Alemà is a spacious villa with private pool and garden located on the south-eastern flanks of Mount Etna just a few minutes outside the towns of Aci S. Antonio and Acireale. The villa has high ceilings and smooth lava stone features. The garden is beautifully tended, with a perfect lawn and shaded areas, including a gazebo. The pool is 16 x 10 meters and up to 2.90 meters deep. Indoor and outdoor living areas combine seamlessly. The villa is perfectly located to explore the Eastern side of Sicily, but you will also be well content to relax in the stunning surroundings of the villa, the garden and the pool.

The villa consists of two floors and a dépendance.

From the main entrance you access the living room that once was a ‘palmento’, an antique olive crusher. The living room opens onto a covered patio area, perfect for dining during hot summer days. The ground floor has a spacious kitchen, a room with a pool table, 2 bedrooms and 2 bathrooms. The 1st floor has a bathroom, 3 bedrooms with air conditioning and a terrace with a wide view on Mount Etna. In the garden is a renovated dependence with air conditioning, 3 sleeps and a bathroom.

Villa Alemà is also suitable for a winter stay thanks to the heating system and a gas heater in the palmento.

Internet connection available!

More Details

Property Manager
Giulia Lattanzio / Lenneke Burghouts / Giulia Tiriticco
Speaks: english, french, german, spanish, italian, dutch
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
October 11, 2017

About Giulia Lattanzio / Lenneke Burghouts / Giulia Tiriticco

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

We were absolutely delighted by the Villa Alema. It is furnished to a high standard and is much bigger than the photo's suggest. The pool is fantastic - we spent many hours in and around the pool. The keyholder was helpful and cheerful. Would we recomend Villa Alema - 100% yes! We had a wonderful holiday!
Jul 2009
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Map

Nearest Airport
17 Kilometres
Catania, Fontanarossa Airport
Nearest Barpub
4 Kilometres
Acireale
Nearest Ferry
20 Kilometres
Catania (ferry from Napels)
Nearest Golf
45 Kilometres
Il Picciolo, Linguaglossa
Nearest Train
4 Kilometres
Acireale
Nearest Motorway
4 Kilometres
Acireale
Nearest Ski
20 Kilometres
Rifugio Sapienza, Etna
Nearest Beach
7 Kilometres
Santa Maria La Scala / Santa Tecla
Car: necessary

Villa Alemà is an excellent base from which to explore eastern Sicily. The villa lies almost halfway between Catania and Taormina 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 a sandy beach, is just 35 kilometres away. Just a little further you'll find Taormina ‘the pearl of the Mediterranean’ and the most exclusive seaside resorts in Sicily. Its ancient Greek theatre is world famous for its extraordinary panoramic view. Santa Maria la Scala, AciTrezza, and Santa Tecla are pleasant seaside villages near Villa Alemà where you can find delicious granite and very good restaurants.

The 18 hole Golf course Il Picciolo is an easy drive (45 minutes).

Other Activities: Excursions to Mount Etna, the biggest volcano of Europa

Amenities

Aci Sant'Antonio Villa Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • villa (detached)
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 3229 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 16
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
  • Try to be on time for your check-in (which is usually set at 4 PM) and please send a text message to the keyholder in case of delay.
Location Type:
  • Near The Ocean
  • Village
Theme:
  • Family
General:
  • Activities Guide
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Parking ...
  • Sofa Bed
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
Kitchen:
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Kitchen
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
Dining:
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 16 people
Bathrooms:
  • 4 Bathrooms
  • outdoor shower - outdoor shower
    Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower , bidet
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 4 - toilet , shower , dependence
Bedrooms:
  • 6 Bedrooms, Sleeps 16
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen , 1 child bed , 1 baby crib , Ground floor
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen , 1 twin/ single , Ground floor
    Bedroom 6 - 1 queen , 1 twin/ single , dependence
    Bedroom 3 - 1 queen , 1 sleep sofa /futon , First floor
    Bedroom 4 - 1 queen , First floor
    Bedroom 5 - 1 double , First floor
  • The bedrooms on the first floor and the dependance have air conditioning.
Entertainment:
  • Television
Outside:
  • Beach Chairs
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Patio
  • Porch / Veranda
  • Terrace
  • Unscreened Porch / Veranda
  • 12 garden chairs
  • 8 beach chairs
Suitability:
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair accessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Outdoor Pool
  • Private Pool ...
Attractions:
  • autumn foliage
  • botanical garden
  • caves
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • coin laundry
  • forests
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • nude beach
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • reefs
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • theme parks
  • volcano
  • water parks
  • winery tours
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • horseback riding
  • luaus
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • ice skating
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • pier fishing
  • rafting
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • skiing
  • snorkeling
  • sound/bay fishing
  • spelunking
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
Notes:
Extra: snooker table. The closest supermarket is at 1 km from the villa. In Acireale you can find several restaurants and shops.

Reviews

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Huge villa with private pool and sublime garden on the flanks of Mount Etna
average rating of 4.2777777 based on 19 reviews
5

Had a lovely family holiday

  • 5 of 5

The villa was nice and also the amenities

  • Submitted: Sep 17, 2017
  • Stayed: Sep 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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5

A large comfortable property, good location, views of Etna and a large pool

  • 5 of 5

We stayed here during August 2017 and had a fabulous time. The villa has a lovely garden with a BBQ area and a large pool which is a must in the middle of the summer. The villa is large, comfortable and well equipped - perfect for a large family group (there were 11 of us). You do need a car as it is quite remote but the nearest supermarket is only a 5 minute drive. We were met by Massimo and the translators, Chiara and Giada who couldn't have been more helpful. They organised a meal which was cooked for us by their chef in our kitchen which was excellent.

Catania is a short drive away and I would recommend a trip up Mount Etna. Stunning views. We will definitely be going back at some point in the future.

  • Submitted: Aug 28, 2017
  • Stayed: Aug 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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5

Lovely, spacious villa

  • 5 of 5

A group of 9 adults, we really enjoyed our stay at Villa Alemà. The villa is well-equipped and has plenty of room. We especially enjoyed the large pool and pretty garden area, which has a lovely view of Mount Etna, and is great for evening meals. Acireale is a short drive away, and the villa is well-located to explore the East coast, with Catania (<30 mins) and Taormina (<40 mins). Thanks to Giada and Massimo, who were very welcoming, helpful and responsive, and provided useful tips of places to visit. We had a fun holiday and would definitely recommend this villa!

  • Submitted: Jul 30, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
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5

Lovely Villa. Would recommend. Would stay again.

  • 5 of 5

Excellent villa, beautiful grounds, fantastic pool, brilliant BBQ set up.

Quirky and interesting building. Plenty of space, lots of different places for different people to sit to get away from group (inside, outside under-cover or not).

Great view of Etna from (one of the) balcony (ies).

Kids loved the wi fi.

Everyone enjoyed the pool table.

Owner was very helpful.

It was difficult to find first time, and we were late by the time we found it, but it was not an issue.

On the downside there weren't really enough wine or water glasses for 10 of us, and the beds were merely satisfactory. We didn't discover anything within walking distance worth walking to.

Pistachio ice cream and brioche bun recommeded!

  • Submitted: Sep 13, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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fantastique semaine en Sicile...

  • 4 of 5

Très belle propriété, très spacieuse - magnifique jardin et piscine. Très bien située pour visiter l'ouest de la Sicile. Très bons conseils de Giuda et de Massimo. Mille grazie di tutto!

  • Submitted: Apr 6, 2016
  • Stayed: Mar 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

Beautiful property and gardens

  • 5 of 5

This is a beautiful well maintained property in a lovely location. We were a family of 7 adults and 2 children. The house had ample room. The view of Etna from the garden is spectacular. The pool was clean and well kept - I read in some reviews that there were tiles missing in the pool - maybe 5 mosaic tiles were missing.

The kitchen is huge and well appointed. There's plenty of seating for a large family to eat.

The place is quite hard to find with GPS, so follow the instructions they give you. After having difficulties finding it the first time, it was easy to get to. There's nothing within walking distance from the house. But the are plenty of nice restaurants and super markets within 10 minutes drive.

Overall we loved our stay and would highly recommend this Villa.

  • Submitted: Oct 12, 2015
  • Stayed: Jun 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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Additional information about rental rates

Fees No additional mandatory fees

Prices include a set of linen, towels, air conditioning, Internet and final cleaning. In winter time heating is excluded.
SECURITY DEPOSIT: 700 euro due at the arrival

Manager's Cancellation Policy

  • Canceled bookings will not receive a refund