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Bright waterfront retreat with private access to the sea in Pozzillo

Sleeps4
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms1
Half Baths1
Space 95 m²
Property type house
Minimum Stay 7 nights

Overview

About the property

2 bedrooms, modern living, big winidows, private access to sea, 2 bathrooms

This apartment is part of a typical Sicilian 'Palazzo' and has a private access to the sea. From the terrace you can admire a sweeping view over the bay of the small fishing village called Pozzillo and the sea. It is located on the ‘Lemon Riviera', the coast between Catania and Taormina, so-called due to the infinite number of lemon groves. In summer Pozzillo is a seaside destination for the islanders who enjoy diving off the wooden platforms. When you plunge into the sea in front of the house it feels as you are diving straight into your own private salt-water pool. The ground floor comprises a lounge with satellite TV, DVD player and wireless internet, a kitchen, a dining table and a bathroom. The top floor comprises a bathroom with shower, bidet & toilet, a bedroom with double bed and one bedroom with two single beds (can be joint as double). Parts of the upper floor are made of glass creating a unique look-through from the bedrooms on the sea rocks. All rooms have air-conditioning.

More Details

Property Manager
Giulia Lattanzio / Lenneke Burghouts
Speaks: english, french, german, spanish, italian, dutch
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
March 27, 2017

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.

Guestbook comments from the manager

Beautiful surroundings, great location. Light and spacious house with sea view from the balcony. The home owners were very friendly. You can buy fresh fish from the little stall in the harbor or go to one of the great restaurants nearby (ask the owners).
Mar 2013
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Amenities

Acireale House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house (semi-detached)
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 95 m²
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy 4
  • smoking allowed
  • pets not allowed
  • children welcome
Location Type:
  • Village
  • Waterfront
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Romantic
General:
  • Air Conditioning
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking On Street
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
Kitchen:
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Coffee Grinder
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
Dining:
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower , bidet
    Bathroom 3 - toilet
    Outdoor Shower - outdoor shower
  • On the terrace below the normal terrace is an outdoor shower.
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom - 2 twin/ single , 1 baby crib
    Bedroom - 1 queen
  • The two single beds can be joint as double bed. Parts of the floor are made of glass creating a unique look-through from the bedrooms on the sea rocks.
Entertainment:
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
Outside:
  • Beach Chairs
  • Bicycles
  • Gated Community
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Terrace
  • Walkway to Water
  • 6 garden chairs
  • 2 beach chairs
Suitability:
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
Attractions:
  • autumn foliage
  • bay/sound
  • botanical garden
  • caves
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • coin laundry
  • forests
  • library
  • marina
  • nude beach
  • reefs
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • theme parks
  • volcano
  • water parks
  • winery tours
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • luaus
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • hunting
  • mountaineering
  • pier fishing
  • rafting
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • sound/bay fishing
  • spelunking
  • swimming
  • water skiing
Notes:
Guests can use wireless internet for free. On location assistance with boat rental or excursions

Reviews

Excellent! 4.5/5 -
(10 traveler reviews)

Bright waterfront retreat with private access to the sea in Pozzillo
average rating of 4.5 based on 12 reviews
5

A more lovely view you could not wish for

  • 5 of 5

fantastic appartment , the village is very quiet and as long as you have a car there is plenty to see and do in the local area, sunsets from the harbour with mount etna in the background are amazing , key point to remember is the supermarkets shut at funny times but you soon get used to this !

  • Submitted: Jul 7, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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4

Not as private as I hoped for but lovely apartment

  • 4 of 5

The apartment was clean and tidy, tastefully laid out with magnificent views across the quiet harbor. A car is essential as the location is in a very quiet area with no local bars or restaurants. The major downside to the apartment is that it is opposite a jetty (not shown on any photographs) that has cars with amorous locals coming and going late into the night with headlights beaming, this means that you cant sit inside or outside in the evenings with the lights on in the apartment you are permanently on show!

  • Submitted: Oct 8, 2015
  • Stayed: Sep 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

Un chez soi les pieds dans l'eau

  • 5 of 5

Après un accueil familial chaleureux (Ella, Francesco et Lucilla réunis) en cette fin de journée du 5 juillet 2014 (que dire de la route pour y arriver, passer dans les villages tout autour et entre les citronniers, c'est super beau), nous avons pu profiter en toute quiétude d'une belle semaine reposante dans une maison très agréable à vivre et placée idéalement au sein d'un superbe village (il faut aller manger une glace quand le glacier arrive sur la jetée à droite sur la jetée, vous pourrez aussi papoter avec les pêcheurs, tout le monde se connaît, c'est extra), village dans lequel quelques mariages Siciliens font une halte romantique. Nous vous conseillons de vous ballader dans les alentours (Etna incontournable, Acireale superbe, Taormina étonnante), de faire quelques courses dans le village situé en remontant vers Aciréale à moins de 10 mn en voiture (pain, fruits, pizzas, pâtes, vin, oh la la quels délices !). En cas de panne de courses, la petite épicerie située juste à côté est aussi parfaite et parfois vous propose le poisson des pêcheurs du village ! Nos deux ados avaient toujours l'occasion d'aller dans l'eau, masques tubas fortement conseillés ! Nous espérons pouvoir revenir y passer quelques jours car une semaine c'était court...On se sent vraiment chez soi ! Merci pour cette location que nous n'oublierons pas.

Pierre, Cécile, Antoine, Hugo.

  • Submitted: Aug 14, 2014
  • Stayed: Jul 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

The most perfect setting that you could wish for!

  • 5 of 5

Beautiful house right on the sea with lovely swimming straight off the rocks.Facilities adequate and local shop stocking everything necessary and local produce. Quiet, peaceful and you need a car to see the rest of the area. Take the tiny train that goes round the base of Etna (behind Roposto station). So much to do but this lovely tranquil cottage to return to. Highly recommended.

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  • Submitted: Sep 24, 2013
  • Stayed: Sep 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
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Good location, but property needs updating.

  • 2 of 5

Welcome good and owner friendly.

No beer glasses, limited cutlery. The hot water is a bit hit and miss it runs off a gas canister which you may need to change while there. Beds are firm!

Quiet at night when the local motor scooters etc have gone from the harbour walls.

Good to watch the fish catch being brought in.

Don’t fall for the fish by weight at Lorenzo’s , very expensive! Enjoyed the food at Barone in St Tecla. Best price at the Molinar in Santa Maria La Scala, but a bit of hike on the windy roads.

Best site visited Morgantina, great history.

Cannot pay on site so make sure all paid up front unless you are happy to carry a lot of Euros.

  • Submitted: Jul 25, 2013
  • Stayed: May 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Two stars??? I don't think it is fair, also in your comment you don't justify such a low vote.
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5

Quiet escape

  • 5 of 5

We were in this lovely cottage last May. It was very quiet and relaxed. The view from the terrace is unbelievable: the wide open blue sea and just a few local fishermen on the rocks. We loved it that we were the only tourists in the small village of Pozillo. In the morning you can get excellent coffee and pastries at a tiny bar, a 5 minutes walk from the cottage. The locals are very friendly and make you feel welcome. And even if you are looking for more action, you can easily go to busy Taormina or swim at Isola Bella. But at the end of the day, you will be happy that you can return to this small quiet paradise in Pozillo. At night you can have great dinner at Aci Castello (pizzeria Dietro la muro, wonderfull local experience, best pizza ever), Aci Trezzo (Da Federico, for the dessert the lemon sorbetto is a must have), Acireale (L'Oste Scuro, delicious antipasti, great view). The best thing of all: the village of Pozillo is not mentioned in the Lonely Planet, so let's hope it will stay this way!

  • Submitted: May 25, 2010
  • Stayed: May 2010
  • Source: HomeAway
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Rates & Availability

Acireale House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Manager accepts payment in:
EUR
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
Rates low season
Oct 22 2016 - Apr 21 2017
7 night minimum stay
$577
 
 
Rate 2017
Apr 22 2017 - Jun 2 2017
7 night minimum stay
$762
 
 
Rate 2017
Jun 3 2017 - Jul 8 2017
7 night minimum stay
$816
 
 
Rate 2017
Sep 2 2017 - Sep 29 2017
7 night minimum stay
$816
 
 
Rate 2017
Sep 30 2017 - Oct 20 2017
7 night minimum stay
$762
 
 
Rate 2017
Oct 21 2017 - Jan 6 2018
7 night minimum stay
$598
 

Additional information about rental rates

Fees No additional mandatory fees

Prices include use internet, air-conditioning, final cleaning, linen and towels, water, gas, electricity.
Security deposit = 200 Euro.

Manager's Cancellation Policy

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Map

Nearest Airport
25 Kilometres
Catania, Fontanarossa Airport
Nearest Barpub
5 Kilometres
Acireale
Nearest Ferry
25 Kilometres
Catania (ferry from Napels)
Nearest Golf
45 Kilometres
Golf il Picciolo, Castiglione di Sicilia
Nearest Train
5 Kilometres
Acireale
Nearest Motorway
5 Kilometres
Giarre
Nearest Restaurant
2 Kilometres
In Stazzo, or in Pozzilo in summer
Nearest Ski
25 Kilometres
Etna, Rifugio Sapienza
Nearest Beach
7 Kilometres
Praiola or Santa Tecla
Car: recommended

Pozzillo is an excellent base from which to explore eastern Sicily. The quaint fishing village lies 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). Giardini Naxos, a seaside resort with beautiful sandy beaches, is just 25 kilometres from Pozzillo. 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 Pozzillo. Travelling south, one hour’s drive away lies Syracuse.

Pozzillo is also 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 and their delicious local produce.

Other Activities: Rent fishing boat (with motor and addles) of house owner

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