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Peaceful retreat in its lemon estate with great views on Etna and the sea (WiFi)

Bedrooms 5
Space 1,076 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 1 - 7 nights


About the property

5 bedrooms, 4 bathrooms, garden, terrace, WiFi, air- cond., view on the Etna

Nestled in its peaceful orchard, where you are free to pluck your daily fruit portion, Casa Gialla is a peaceful country house on the crossroad between Catania, Taormina, Mount Etna and the sea which makes it a perfect base from where to explore the Eastern side of Sicily.

The house features bright and welcoming rooms, Wi-Fi, air conditioning and a large panoramic terrace with seating, deckchairs, and a barbecue, ideal for outdoor cooking and eating.

On the first floor there are 4 bedrooms, 4 bathrooms with shower, a kitchen with dining table, a fireplace and armchairs. On the ground floor there is an extra independent double bedroom which private bathroom. The ground floor and the first floor are connected only from the outside.

Casa Gialla is the perfect place for those who seek a relaxing getaway in Sicily.

In Mangano, a village at 1 km from the house, you can find a bakery and grocery stores. The beach of Praiola is 6 km away and small fishermen's villages such as Santa Maria la Scala, Torre Archirafi and AciTrezza are all in a short drive and have very good restaurants. Taormina and the sandy beach of Giardini Naxos are at 25 km.

Thanks to the presence of a fireplace and air-conditioning (warm/cold), Casa Gialla offers a pleasant stay also during the few cold weeks of the short Sicilian winter.

More Details

Property Manager
Giulia Lattanzio / Chiara Caporali / Giulia Tiriticco / Nina Schuttert
Premier Partner

This HomeAway partner has demonstrated and is committed to fast response times, the best rates, and a great traveler experience.

Speaks: english, french, german, spanish, italian, dutch
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
January 13, 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.


Acireale House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house (detached)
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1076 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 10
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
  • Please try to be on time for your check-in (which is usually set at 4PM) and in case of delay please send a text message directly to the keyholder.
Location Type:
  • Near The Ocean
  • Village
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Air Conditioning
  • Dialup Access
  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Local Maps
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Kitchen
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 10 people
  • 4 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom on the ground floor - toilet , shower
    Bathroom - toilet , shower , bidet , First floor
    Bathroom - toilet , shower , bidet , First floor
    Bathroom - toilet , shower , bidet , First floor
  • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • Independent Bedroom on the ground floor - 1 queen
    Bedroom - 1 queen , First floor
    Bedroom - 1 queen , First floor
    Bedroom - 2 twin/ single , First floor
    Bedroom - 1 queen , First floor
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Beach Chairs
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Terrace
  • Unscreened Porch / Veranda
  • 8 garden chairs
  • 4 beach chairs
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • autumn foliage
  • churches
  • forests
  • marina
  • museums
  • reefs
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • volcano
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • mountain climbing
  • pier fishing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • spelunking
  • swimming
It is possible to organize Italian cooking dinners for max.10 people.


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Peaceful retreat in its lemon estate with great views on Etna and the sea (WiFi)
average rating of 4.4210525 based on 19 reviews

Beautiful and far from any tourist-rip-off

  • 5 of 5

Lemons all over in this wonderful hidden gem. Beautiful terrace with view to both ocean on one side and Etna on the other.

Everything is perfect, even the owners livi g down stairs only add more to the over all experience. Very kind and helpful.

Smaller than on pictures though. Only 4 bedrooms and 3 baths.

  • Submitted: Jul 22, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: Vacation Rentals, from HomeAway
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"Casa Gialla" where you can feel the true Sicilian spirit

  • 5 of 5

Our stay at "Casa Gialla" was very enjoyable. Everything was according to the description. The house fit our family of six perfectly, and the kids had plenty of room to play outside. The terrace is absolutely fantastic and the view beautiful. One lives in the "Casa Gialla" the true Sicilian spirit. The hosts were very friendly, always concerned about our well being and giving us precious tips on places to visit. Thanks Giusa and Silvestro, we had a week of unforgettable vacations. We recommend Casa Gilla without any doubt. Best regards Maria and Pedro Meireles

  • Submitted: Jul 10, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Ottawa, Ontario

Wonderful location at the foot of Mount Etna

  • 4 of 5

My wife and I spent 2 weeks at this house, our first time in Sicily. We had no issues finding the property, the owners were there to greet us. The listing is as advertised, although we didn't realize from the photos that the kitchen and living room are combined. The house is bright with excellent views all around. Being in a lemon orchard, the area is very peaceful but at the same time close to everything (grocery store, restaurants, shops, etc...). We had minor issues with the hot water supply but the owners responded immediatly and fixed the problem. We would recommend this property as it is great value and well located and easy to access.

  • Submitted: Jun 27, 2016
  • Stayed: June 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Casa Gialla: heaven smelling like lemon trees

  • 5 of 5

I visited this place just by chance, because some friends of mine invited me to a party there, then I decided to stay for the night. I can just say I LOVED IT! This place gave me a flavour of ancient memories and just one day there offered me a feeling of total peace after months of working abroad. However, I also wanted to say that I met Melo (the dog), I dunno how his cage was before, but the one I saw is definitely big enough for him. In the morning I saw the owner picking him up for a sea trip and he was so so happy, that's why I took the chance to join them and swim in the beautiful beach of Fondachello. I don't agree with the previous review, he lives in an amazing environment with lemon trees and wonderful views, I honestly say that I would rather have my dogs living there smelling pure air, than in the apartment with me suffering heat and having just the toilet to explore! I SUGGEST THIS PLACE, will definitely go back there again!

  • Submitted: Jul 23, 2015
  • Stayed: July 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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A nice place, but...

  • 3 of 5

I agree, the house is comfortable, the views stunning - stright to Etna, lemon trees all around. The hosts nice and helpful.

But there is one thing that disturbs this idyllic atmosphere... A big young DOG in a very SMALL CAGE, uder the lemon trees. He stays there all day, barking, no - crying. The owner takes him out for a short walk only once a day (!!!). I talked to the hosts several times, asking them to do something about it, something to make Melo's (that's his name) life better. They promissed to make his cage bigger and I to send me photos of Melo's new house. But they didn't so far.

So please anyone, if you were at Casa Gialla after 14th. of June 2015, let me know if anything changed in the poor dog's life (write here or at Until that I can only say, that IF YOU LOVE ANIMALS, DON'T GO TO CASA GIALLA!!!

  • Submitted: Jul 14, 2015
  • Stayed: June 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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Peaceful with stunning Etna views

  • 5 of 5

The casa is in a beautiful setting in the middle of a lemon orchard. The bird song and the occasional church bells are the main sounds here. The lemon fragrance drifting in the house was heavenly. Views of Etna were amazing and change from day to day. If you want quiet secluded location, this is for you. I came here with my son so we had plenty of room for ourselves. Everything is advertised. No hidden problems. A lovely place to be. The hosts were very helpful and welcoming. The only negative is that the kitchen area lacks preparation, washing up and drying areas so you need to work together! Hope to return again.

  • Submitted: May 22, 2015
  • Stayed: May 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
25 Kilometres
Catania Fontanarossa Airport
Nearest Barpub
7 Kilometres
Nearest Ferry
25 Kilometres
Catania (ferry from Napels)
Nearest Golf
25 Kilometres
Il Picciolo, Castiglione di Sicilia
Nearest Train
4 Kilometres
Nearest Motorway
3 Kilometres
Nearest Restaurant
3 Kilometres
Stazzo, Santa Tecla, Santa Venerina, Acireale
Nearest Ski
20 Kilometres
Etna, Rifugio Sapienza
Nearest Beach
6 Kilometres
Car: necessary

Casa Gialla is an excellent base from which to explore eastern Sicily. The house lies halfway between Catania and Taormina and just 7 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 beautiful sandy beaches, is just 25 kilometres away. 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 nearby. In the village Santa Tecla, a few kilometres from Praiola, is the renown, but quiet cheap, fish restaurant “Da Lorenzo”. 3 km from the house is the big supermarket 'Conforama'. 1 km from the house is Mangano, a town with several shops and a bakery.

Other Activities: Excursion to Mount Etna, the highest active volcano in Europe


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Fees No additional mandatory fees

Prices are valid up to 4 guests. Every extra guest costs 50 euro extra per week
Prices include air-conditioning, final cleaning, a set of linen and bathroom towels, water, gas, electricity.
Security deposit = 150 euro.

Manager's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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