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Le Casette

Sleeps3
Bedrooms Studio
Bathrooms1
Space 430 sq. ft.
Property type barn
Minimum Stay 2 - 3 nights

Overview

About the property

cottage with bath and kitchen, 3 places bed, Between the sea and the mountain


Owner
Claudia
Member since: 2010
Speaks: english, french, spanish, portuguese, italian
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
October 20, 2017

Map

Nearest Airport
25 Kilometres
Airport Fontanarossa
Nearest Barpub
200 Metres
Gran caffè Urna
Nearest Ferry
15 Kilometres
Catania's port
Nearest Golf
25 Kilometres
Il Picciolo
Nearest Train
8 Kilometres
Acireale
Nearest Motorway
8 Kilometres
Acireale
Nearest Restaurant
200 Metres
Piccolo Mondo
Nearest Ski
30 Kilometres
Piano Provenzana - Linguaglossa
Nearest Beach
8 Kilometres
Santa Maria La Scala
Car: recommended

Viagrande is 12 km near from the center of Catania and 8 km from the sea and 400 mt on the sea level.

It's one of the village that has preserved better his own historical center characterized by a big number of residences of vacation of the ancient aristocracy catanese with their parks and private gardens of secular beauty.

Viagrande is famous because one of the villages crossed by along the 'wine routes', a very famous eno-gastronomic track. In Viagrande they are present also various bars offering an excellent bakeries and grocery stores specializing in typical products.

The villages of mountain and the Etna are easy to reach. A perfect place to relax and to enjoy the ideal climate.

Amenities

Viagrande Barn Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • barn (detached)
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 430 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 14.00 / Check-out: 10.00
  • Max. occupancy: 3
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • smoking allowed
Location Type:
  • Rural
  • Village
Theme:
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Alarm Clock
  • Backpack
  • Basic Soaps
  • Broadband Access
  • Computer Available
  • Firewood
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided
  • Local Maps
  • Macintosh Computer
  • Mobile Phone
  • Mosquito Magnet
  • Parking
  • Parking On Street
  • Sofa Bed
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Wireless Internet
Kitchen:
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Kitchenette
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
Dining:
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 3 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bagno 1 - toilet , shower
Bedrooms:
  • Studio, Sleeps 3
  • Bedroom - 1 double , 1 twin/ single , 1 sleep sofa /futon
  • Bed is 120 cm large or you can choise 2 single beds jointed
Entertainment:
  • Books
Outside:
  • Bicycles
  • Binoculars
  • Deck / Patio
  • Large Cooler
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Small Cooler
  • Walkway to Water
  • 2 bicycles
  • 4 garden chairs
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Outdoor Pool
  • Private Pool
Onsite Services:
  • Staff
Attractions:
  • arboretum
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • theme parks
  • volcano
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • horseback riding
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • golf privileges optional
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • roller blading
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • ski lift privileges
  • ski privileges optional
  • swimming
  • tennis
Notes:
The swimming pool is free and is open from June to September.

Reviews

Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
(22 traveler reviews)

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5

A great location for the sights but secluded in beautiful grounds

  • 5 of 5

We stayed here the first two weeks of June. We wanted somewhere accessible to the places we wanted to visit – Etna, Ragusa, Modica, Noto, Syracuse, Taormina, Catania etc - but set away from the tourist areas, so we could experience some of the real Sicily. Viagrande is one of a series of villages/towns all close-by in this area, all good to explore and each with its own character. Viagrande has excellent shops, cafes and restaurants – we were regulars at Cafe Urna and loved it, excellent cakes and ice-creams.

La Cassette is down a pretty Cyprus lined street a few minutes walk from the middle of town . The proprietor, Claudia, lives in a bungalow in the large grounds and her brother and mother also each have a bungalow each there. The apartment/barn is attached to one of these. Its decorated in Sicilian style but with a very modern bathroom. It was clean and comfortable and has its own area of the garden. The pool is large and in a beautiful landscaped area of the extensive grounds.

Claudia and her family where wonderfully friendly, helpful and welcoming and their dog, Balou and their two cats were lovely, it felt a real home from home and a little paradise – like living in a part orchard of orange and lemon trees , part exotic woodland, with a lovely pool and a view up to Etna. Claudia's brother keeps exotic birds and this adds to the feeling of being in an exotic location.

We found the local people a little cautious at first but then, after the first meeting, warm, welcoming and keen to talk.

Unless you want a totally secluded holiday (this would be a great place to have that) you really need a car and we would recommend a sat nav because the complicated road system has built up over many years and there are lots of ways of getting lost!. Nearby, we enjoyed the towns of Trecastagni, Aci Sant' Antonio and Pedara, on the coast we also liked Aci Trezza, Aci Castello and also enjoyed a visit to Acireale.

  • Submitted: Jul 4, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Tim and Sylvia are exceptional guests, kind, descreet and open-minded. They are big travellers and they love to integrate with people to know better their traditions, their food, their lifestyle. Between us and them there was immediately an amazing connection. I'll miss our conversations, seated at the table, having almond milk. I hope to meet them again. Highly recommended guests!!!
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5

July: Viagrande

  • 5 of 5

Our two week stay was really lovely. Claudia and her family were very welcoming, warm and kind. They were also unobtrusive, leaving us to our own devices.

The accommodation was just right. The bed was very comfortable, the bathroom very clean and the shower had a great 'rain head' ! The kitchen was also just right for our needs. . Although it was quite hot during our stay, the walls of the apartment were thick enough to make sleeping comfortable. it was also very quiet at night.

The pool was amazing: it was enormous and was fed from an underground source making it deliciously cool in the heat of the day.

Marco, Claudia's brother, is a gardener and the grounds of the estate are packed with all kinds of wonderful Mediterranean shrubs, and trees making for a really beautiful , tranquil environment. He also has an array of amazing parrots whose calls and acrobatic whistles and whoops one could hear as you sat in the garden or lounged around the pool giving the effect of being in a tropical jungle!

We were at a short walking distance from the town of Viagrande and there one can find several nice places to eat and where there are several small supermarkets .

The location was very good as we could easily get to many interesting places like Syracuse, Catania and Taormina .( Small tip: do have Google Maps on your phone as signage on roads is a bit of a challenge!)

I would highly recommend this lovely holiday accommodation.

  • Submitted: Aug 5, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

tres bon sejour !!! cadre et accueil au top

  • 5 of 5

nous avons passé 3 jours chez Claudia, un grand merci pour son accueil chaleureux et bons conseils, nous recommandons.

  • Submitted: Aug 28, 2017
  • Stayed: Aug 2017
  • Source: Abritel, from HomeAway
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4

Gemütliches Domizil in gastfreundlicher Atmosphäre

  • 4 of 5

Den Aufenthalt in unserem Ferienhaus mit großem Pool haben wir sehr genossen. Die Gastgeberin und ihre Familie leben mit auf dem großen Grundstück, aber es gibt nur wenig Berührungspunkte. Bei Fragen und Tipps zur Erkundung der Insel hat sie uns sehr gut beraten. Die Wohnung ist stilvoll eingerichtet und sauber, aber eher für zwei als für drei Personen ausgerichtet, da alle in einem Raum schlafen. Zu der Wohnung gehört ein kleiner Gartenbereich, wo man gemütlich im Schatten sitzen kann. Der Ortskern ist in ca.10 Minuten zu Fuß erreichbar.

  • Submitted: Jul 26, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: Fewo Direkt, from HomeAway
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4

un jardin de paradis

  • 4 of 5

La location est un ilot de calme dans l'agitation de Catane et de sa banlieue. Accueil sympathique en français dans un jardin d'agrumes tout fleuris. Petite maison indépendante au confort satisfaisant. Très jolie salle de bain !

Merci pour les citrons !

  • Submitted: May 27, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: Homelidays, from HomeAway
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5

Wonderful

  • 5 of 5

A lovely, cosy vacation house in a little paradise. The house is situated on a beautiful and spacious area, full of flowers, trees and birds. The vacation house is well equipped and has it’s own, private part of the garden which is illuminated charmingly in the evening. The swimmingpool is great and large, not only perfect for a refreshing swim but also for relaxing and reading a book under the palm trees.

Claudia made us feel at home and is very friendly and helpful. We enjoyed the tomatoes and herbs from the garden.

It is really a perfect place for an easeful and peaceful stay ànd a very good location for making trips to interesting places like Etna, Catania, Taormina, Syracuse.

We enjoyed our stay very much en certainly recommend this beautiful place.

  • Submitted: Apr 6, 2015
  • Stayed: Jul 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
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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.

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