About the property
- Cottage1722 sq. ft.
- Half Baths0
- Minimum Stay1 - 7 nights
Lava rock farmhouse among vineyards, cherry trees and a wooded valley, wifi
Casa Rosa is a renovated farmhouse amidst a beautiful natural environment: 2 hectares of vineyards, cherry trees and a wooded valley ideal for your summer picnic. On one side you can admire the Mount Etna and on the other side the coast: a landscape of 150 km that stretches until Taormina, the coast of Calabria in the far north and the province of Syracuse in the south.
The ground floor has a living room with fireplace, sofa and dining table, kitchen, bathroom with toilet, bidet and shower, a double bedroom with a large double bed. In the attic there is a bedroom with large double bed, a terrace and a large bedroom with large double bed and two single beds. There is also a bathroom with toilet, bidet and shower. The garden is equipped with garden furniture including parasol and beach chairs, barbecue and various toys for children. The fireplace also supplies the central heating which makes Casa Rosa also suitable for a winter holiday. There is wifi internet.
The area: Casa Rosa is an excellent base from which to explore eastern Sicily. The village lies halfway between Catania and Taormina and just 15 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 a sandy beach, is just 25 km from Casa Rosa (15 minutes with the highway). Next to Giardini Naxos 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. Pozzillo, Santa Maria la Scala are Aci Trezza are pleasant seaside villages near Zafferana Etnea. The nearest can be found in Praiola (9 km), a wild pebbled beach next to an impressive cliff. Travelling south, one hour’s drive away lies Syracuse.
Mount Etna: Casa Rosa 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, their delicious local produce and the hospitality of the villagers. Situated about 600 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!
Giulia Lattanzio / Chiara Caporali / Giulia Tiriticco / Nina Schuttert
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- May 3, 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.
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Check-in: 4:00 PM
Check-out: 10:00 AM
100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date. You must contact the owner directly to request cancellation.
!A wet February
This property is set up in the hills with spectacular views to the sea one way and mount etna the other. We were unfortunate to pick the wettest week of the year, but with the cosy stove in the lounge, which also heats the radiators around the house, this was not a problem. We were greeted with some fresh bread, local cheeses, olives and the owner's own olive oil. A delicious snack rounded off with a bottle of the owner's own wine. The villa is down an unmade track, but although this looked quite scary, our hired corsa coped very well with it. The air is slightly cooler up in the hills, so apparently this is ideal in the very hot summer months. There is a lovely garden with a barbecue - but unfortunately we did not have the weather to enable us to enjoy it.
Lovely house with rustic charm. Great outside space and amazing views.
Comfortable little house which was well equipped for a holiday stay. Excellent store cupboard and lovely fresh local provisions provided by the owner, Ernesto.
There is plenty of local information available and Ernesto is keen to ensure that you have what you need. There is a Tourist Office in Zafferano which also has a range of supermarkets, small shops, restaurants and bars. The house provides an excellent base for touring the major sites. Taormina is very accessible as are many small coastal towns. Etna, above the house, is ever changing and there are many interesting walks in the area as well as to the busier Refugios.
We had a lovely stay here and would recommend the house and the owner's kind attention. Wifi works well.
Seht schöner Ort mit prima Aussicht
Sehr schöner Ort, gutes, symphatisches Haus, sehr hilfsbereiter, freundlicher Besitzer, gut eingerichtet und ausgerüstet: empfehlenswert!!!
Weniger gefallen hat uns der schlechte Zustand der Zufahrtsstrasse und die vielen, vielen Hunde auf diesem Weg, als Fussweg darum nicht empfehlenswert!
Wir haben darum immer das Auto benützt.
Stunning, stunning stunning.....
Words cannot do Ernesto's farmhouse justice, idyllic, peaceful, charming. If you are going to this part of the island I doubt you will find a better place to stay.
Ernesto is the perfect host, he left us his wine, homemade jams, bread and salami and gave us all the information needed to explore the area.
I wish we were still there!
Nice and quiet farmhouse with great panorama
Ernesto is a great host, available and helpful. In a quiet neighbourhood, the farmhouse is nice and has great surrounding garden and terrific panorama over Etna and sea coast. Outside breakfast and coffee time areas are also very cute & kitchen has everything you would need. The relatively difficult access road is more than balanced by all described advantages of the property. Everything needed you can buy in the 2 vicinity villages.
The perfect italian experience!!
We are a family of 4, with a 5 and a 9 years old. We were looking for a place with plenty of space for the kids to play and run freely without bothering anyone, a place with a view and a place where we could just relax listening to just the sounds of nature. Ernesto's house had all that and more! It was just perfect! And beautiful since we got there in time to see all the cherry trees in full bloom. The house itself is very comfortable and my husband enjoyed very much getting in touch with his inner manhood via lightening the fire every night, thought the house was warm enough without it. We made barbecues and breakfasted looking at the sea.There is wi-fi, so the kids were also entertained in between our trips around the east side of Sicily (the west coast is too far away for day trips) and after exploring the different paths that run around the house itself. Mount Etna was practically just behind us and Ernesto gave us some tips to save up on expensive pre-arranged tours up there. He also provided a feast of locally produced tomatoes, lettuce, cheese, olives and wine on our first day, which was just great. We couldn't recommend the place enough. It truly is an Italian experience, far from other tourists and boring hotels with overcrowed pools. Even the (very) bumpy and narrow road that takes you to the house was quite an experience - just don't hire a big car!
I think your review perfectly describes Casa Rosa, thank you very much. We are very happy that every member of your family enjoyed it. I hope to hear from you another time! Giulia
On one side you see the Mount Etna but on the other side the view of the coast is a truly unique show: a landscape of 150 km until Taormina, the coast of Calabria in the far north and the province of Syracuse in the south. Equally beautiful is the profile of the ancient craters on the horizon and the picturesque terraced hills nearby where Sicilian shepherds graze their sheep. A road (partly unpaved) leads from Zafferana Etnea to the pink house, built from lava rock. Casa Rosa is located about 500 meters above the sea level and is a good base for excursions to Mount Etna, to the villages of Milo, Zafferana and Trecastagni, but also to the mundane Taormina, Giardini Naxos and the tourist city of Catania which is only an half hour drive away (25 km). Pozzillo, Santa Maria la Scala and Aci Trezza are pleasant seaside villages near Casa Rosa. The nearest beach can be found in Praiola (9 km), a wild pebbled beach next to an impressive cliff.
Other Activities: Excursions to Mount Etna, the biggest volcano of Europe
Rates & Availability
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Prices are valid up to 2 guests. Prices include final cleaning, linen and towels, water, gas, electricity. Security deposit = 200 Euros.