|Minimum Stay||7 nights|
Casa Ionio is directly at the sea: it is an apartment with fantastic sea view. You can see Taormina and also Calabria in the distance. Guests can access the sea directly from the house through a path beside the house that goes directly down to the lava rocks.
The house has a living room with fireplace and sea views, double glass doors to the terrace with a great view that stretches from the typical lava rocks in front of the house to Taormina in the distance. On the other side of the living room there is has a terrace with dining table where you can sit out of the wind. From here you can reach the roof terrace with a comfortable staircase and enjoy a panoramic view of Mount Etna. Casa Ionio further comprises a double bedroom with sea view, a simple kitchen, a bedroom with a double bed, two children's bedrooms, each with a bunk bed, a toilet and a bathroom with shower, toilet and bidet. The terraces are equipped with garden furniture.
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.
We stayed the second week of May 2016 in Alessandra's apartment in Pozillo and enjoyed it very much. The spacious flat is located in the upper floor of a two-story building, situated on the ragged lava coast just 20 m away from the sea (actually, this land resulted from an Etna eruption in the 11th century). It offers a large balcony to the East, where you can enjoy breakfast in the morning sun, and also a huge roof terrace for sun-bathing, reading, or having a barbeque. From there one has a fantastic panorama view of the surrounding towns, orange and lemon plantations, the sea, and the all dominating Etna massif. The apartment has just been renovated completely, still preserving the typical Sicilian style in colors, furnishings and beautiful ceramic decorations, thereby showing its own pleasant charisma. One can still feel that this was the residence of a large Sicilian family (Alessandra's parents) during the hot summer months. Accordingly the kitchen is equipped with a large number of dishes, silverware, pots and pans.
For us (a German couple) this was an ideal base to explore the natural and cultural high-lights of the region by car, especially the North and South routes into the Etna park. On the North route a very impressive and easy hiking path into the unreal crater landscape can be found about 1 km before the refuge (Refugio) Citelli. Highly recommendable on the South route - aside from the Refugio Sapienza region- is also the Vulcano House Museum in Nicolosi (call for opening hours).
The whole organization of our visit went very smoothly, Alessandra received us at the apartment, gave us the keys and some instructions for the flat, made a tour with us through the surrounding villages, and showed us all the places which are of general interest for tourists. For us, as non-Italien speakers, it was a great pleasure to communicate with her in fluent English.
We can recommend the apartment without any restrictions.
We enjoyed our stay in the beautiful Casa Ionio in Acireale. The scenery was wonderful and on the terrace above the house you had a wonderful view of the Etna, and on the other side the blue sea. The weather was very warm. We have never been in a house this close to the sea. All you needed was in the house. The service was good. A very nice experience.
Wonderful house with an amazing view and great location! The apartement is very spacious and clean. Just in front of the house the seashore made of thsi incredible lava rock, you can dive directly from them into blu and clean water. Etna is just back of the house, visible from the big terrace at the top of the building. The apartment is equipped with nice and comfortable furniture and accessories. The owner , Alessandra, is very nice. You feel to be in a sort of private paradise. We always looked forward to get back to this wonderful home and to enjoy it.
Great, great and again great! We needed just to look outside the terrace to be happy. The only word that comes to my mind is sublime, in the sense used by romanticism in the 19th century, a mixture of wonder and stupor. The endless blu sea of the bay that breaks on those black lava rocks was definitely unusual to see. And what about the fresh fish? I'm not kidding: every morning fishermans bring their fishes on a little kiosk that was just one street away from the house, so you can have tasty fish directly from the sea to your plate. The house has got a well furnished kitchen therefore we had everything we need to cook.
We rented a car and we moved around, Catania, Acireale, Aci Trezza and Taormina are all really cute and really close.
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
Other Activities: Excursions to Mount Etna, the biggest volcano of Europa
|Fees||No additional mandatory fees|
Prices are for up to 4 persons. For every extra guest there is an extra cost of 70 Euro per week.
The price includes final cleaning, water, gas, electricity, bed linen and a set of towels for every guest.
Security deposit is 100 euro.