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Villa with garden and private pool

Sleeps10
Bedrooms 5
Bathrooms3
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 5 nights

Overview


Details
Property
villa
Sleeps
10
Bedrooms
5
Bathrooms
3
Minimum Stay
5 nights

Description

Aci Catena Villa Rental Photos and Description

Great view over sea and archaeological park of the Ancient Roman Baths

Garden with mediterranean plants, olive trees, palms and ornamental and fruit plants. Great view on the sea and archaeological park of the Ancient Roman Baths of Santa Venera al Pozzo, in the atmosphere of the gardens of the 'Lemon Riviera', in the typical mediterranean vegetation (indian figs, olive, lemons, oranges, mandarins, peaches, loquats, figs, pomegranates, cherries, etc), to 8 minutes from the sea (Capo Mulini), 50 min from the peak of Etna mount, 40 min from Taormina (by freeway), 30 min from the Catania airport (by freeway). In the ground floor of the house there is a bedroom, bathroom, kitchen, fire-place, living and dining room; in the upper floor: living room, 3 bedrooms, 2 balconies and 2 bathrooms. In the dependence: terrace, living room, open kitchen, bathroom, upper floor with bedroom. It is possible to book villa and pool (in this case nobody will be in the dependence)

Great pool of extraordinary sight and beauty, with 2 entries, 2 hydro-massage places for 6 persons, springboard, water games, outdoor shower; the lava rock and the exposure in sunlight for the entire day maintains the water to ideal temperature for bathes also by night. Villa and pool are in a quiet agricultural area, with an easy access through an hundred meters of road recently paved with stones, like in ancient age, being an area with archaeological safeguard. The manager of the villa lives nearby for possible assistance.

In the summer, there are regular activities of irrigation of the lemon plants, gardening and cut of the grass, and maintenance of the pool.

More Details
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • pets considered
  • wheelchair accessible

Owner
Owner / Manager
Member since: 2010
Speaks: english, french, german, spanish, italian
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
December 6, 2016

Guestbook comments from the owner

Magnifique villa, spacieuse, au calme, et verdoyante... décoration raffinée. Accueille PARFAIT et piscine juste idéale!! A conseiller fortement!"
Jun 2010
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Reviews

Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
(17 traveler reviews)

Villa with garden and private pool
average rating of 4.882353 based on 18 reviews
5

Sicilian Seclusion

  • 5 of 5

My family and I have just returned from a 9-day stint at this stunning property that we have affectionately termed "Lemon Grove Villa." The photos don't do justice to the idyllic setting or high-end accommodations at this rental. This property is clearly loved by the family that owns it and served as a luxurious base for our vacation in Eastern Sicily.

20+ meters in length and 3 meters in depth, the swimming pool is probably the best residential pool I have ever seen. Giant boulders of lava rest inside the pool which I assume serve to trap the sun's heat as well as to provide a uniquely Sicilian bathing experience, complete with an infinity edge view over the hillside and beyond to the Ionian Sea. A nearby grape vine-entwined pergola offers full daytime shelter from the blazing sun, where you can dry comfortably amidst wafts of honeysuckle.

The house is full of extras, including a hammock, comfortable outdoor couches, well stocked bar, 8mbps reliable internet, and even a pizza oven!

As other reviewers have pointed out and as we were all-too prepared for, the hard beds were the only conspicuous weakness at Lemon Grove Villa, although this is a common problem we have run into across Italy. Goldilocks would not approve of these beds. We found that they could be softened with the help of the lounge chair mats from the pool. Incidentally, the bed in the "casole", or guest house, is much softer than the beds in the main house.

GPS was critical in finding Lemon Grove Villa and navigating around the vicinity in general. Both Apple Maps and Google Maps will identify the property if you search for "Via Brinzio" and select the resulting entry in Aci Catena.

Grazie mille to the Urso family for sharing your slice of paradise with us.

  • Submitted: Jul 31, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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College Station, TX
5

Luxury Home in Sicily

  • 5 of 5

This home has everything you can imagine for a vacation in paradise. The pictures are very accurate. The pool is amazing! The home is absolutely beautiful. It is not like many rental properties which have just the basics. This house and property obviously belongs to a family that loves and takes care of property. I felt privileged to stay in such a magnificent home. The AC did not work when we arrived on a hot day. But they sent someone out immediately to fix it. The property is difficult to find since the streets in Sicily are not well marked. We loved our visit and would definitely like to return some day!

  • Submitted: Jul 16, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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4

Beautiful villa, great service

  • 4 of 5

Lovely villa, all features described accurately as in the listing. Paola was very helpful with information and instructions beforehand, and Pietro and his grandmother were fantastically welcoming when we arrived. They explained all the features and facilities to us, and they had taken a lot of time and care to make sure the property was spotless when we arrived. Grandmama had even baked us some cookies, a lovely touch. The instructions to reach the property were a little confusing, and could be improved

The house is wonderfully spacious, with two great outside patios; one which we used at mealtimes, and the other at the pool. The pool itself is fantastic - big and deep enough to swim properly, easy access, and well located in the garden with trees and a view. The air conditioning was much appreciated in the summer heat. The kitchen is a little small and cramped compared to the rest of the house, but well-equipped (except no kettle!!) . Some of the family found the beds too hard (this has been commented on by previous guests). Amenities in the immediate area are limited, but plenty within a 10-20 km radius, and Paolo provided some good information beforehand, so this wasn't a surprise.

Overall, we can certainly recommend this - it was expensive, but the property itself, and the excellent service provided by Paolo & Pietro justifies the cost.

  • Submitted: Jul 9, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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4

Scillian Tranquility

  • 4 of 5

We had a lovely holiday at a pretty well equipped villa, with a beautiful pool and garden. I would recommend this villa, the only complaint was the very hard beds.

  • Submitted: Oct 2, 2015
  • Stayed: Aug 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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Omer Israel
5

Lovely villa for family members

  • 5 of 5

The villa was just perfect for our family reunion.

We found it clean with all the amnesties that made our stay pleasurable . All the necessary service are at at close reach. We all enjoyed the wonderful swimming pool.

  • Submitted: Sep 22, 2015
  • Stayed: Sep 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

Schöne Villa mit absolut traumhaftem Pool & Garten

  • 5 of 5

Wir buchten die Villa für eine Woche mit unseren Kindern (15+18 Jahren) sowie den Grosseltern. Die Besitzerin Anna ist sehr sympathisch und hat zur Begrüssung sogar Biscottis für uns gebacken! Die Villa ist super ausgestattet und die Lage perfekt für Ausflüge und Restaurantbesuche. Der riesengrosse Pool ist absolut traumhaft und die Sicht ebenfalls. Der Garten ist riesengross und perfekt zum Spielen. Wir können dieses Objekt jederzeit weiterempfehlen.

  • Submitted: Oct 20, 2014
  • Stayed: Oct 2014
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Map

Nearest Airport
25 Kilometres
Catania Fontanarossa
Nearest Barpub
4 Kilometres
Acireale
Nearest Ferry
15 Kilometres
Catania
Nearest Golf
45 Kilometres
Il Picciolo, Castiglione di Sicilia
Nearest Train
2 Kilometres
Acireale
Nearest Motorway
6 Kilometres
Acireale
Nearest Restaurant
300 Metres
Nearest Ski
30 Kilometres
Mount Etna (Rifugio Sapienza)
Nearest Beach
2 Kilometres
Acitrezza, Capo Mulini
Car: necessary

The villa is situated between Acireale and Acitrezza; to 8 minutes from the sea, 45 min from the summit of Etna mount, 40 min from Taormina (by free-way), 30 min from Catania (by free-way). The guests may enjoy the astonishing pool but also the nearby sea with seashore of lava or sand; the fish in the restaurants of Acitrezza as the sweets in Acireale surrounded by its baroque. The excursions of a single day may reach also Syracuse and Agrigento, their museums and archaeological sites.

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Rates & Availability

Aci Catena Villa Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
EUR
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
Period 7
Nov 12 2016 - Apr 7 2017
5 night minimum stay
$3,215
 
 
Period 1
Apr 8 2017 - May 26 2017
5 night minimum stay
$3,965
 
 
Period 2
May 27 2017 - Jun 30 2017
5 night minimum stay
$4,287
 
 
Period 3
Jul 1 2017 - Jul 28 2017
5 night minimum stay
$4,984
 
 
Period 4
Jul 29 2017 - Sep 1 2017
5 night minimum stay
$5,466
 
 
Period 5
Sep 2 2017 - Sep 28 2017
5 night minimum stay
$3,858
 

Additional information about rental rates

Fees No additional mandatory fees

Payments by credit card or bank transfer.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
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Amenities

Aci Catena Villa Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • villa
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Housekeeping:
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 250 m²
Location Type:
  • Rural
Theme:
  • Family
  • Luxury
General:
  • Air Conditioning
  • Fireplace
  • Firewood
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking
  • Security System
  • Sofa Bed
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
Kitchen:
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Microwave
  • Oven
Dining:
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 10 people
Bathrooms:
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower , bidet
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower , bidet
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , shower , bidet
    Bathroom 6 - outdoor shower
    Bathroom 5 - combination tub/shower , dependance
Bedrooms:
  • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 double , 1 baby crib
    Bedroom 2 - 1 double
    Bedroom 3 - 1 double
    Bedroom 4 - 1 double
    Bedroom 5 - 1 queen , dependance
    Bedroom 6 - 1 sleep sofa /futon , dependance
Entertainment:
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
Outside:
  • Balcony
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Patio
  • Tennis ...
  • Terrace
  • 10 garden chairs
  • 6 beach chairs
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • pets considered
  • wheelchair accessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Outdoor Pool
  • Private Pool
Attractions:
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • volcano
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • mountain biking
  • mountaineering
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • skiing
  • surfing
  • swimming
Notes:
In the summer, there are regular activities of irrigation of the lemon plants, gardening and cut of the grass. The manager of the villa lives nearby for possible assistance.

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