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Giulia Lattanzio / Lenneke Burghouts

Member since: 2006
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Speaks: english, french, german, spanish, italian, dutch

House on a unique location: alone in a bay of stunning beauty!

21 Reviews
Sleeps4
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 7 nights

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Overview

Messina province House Rental Photos and Description

The beach is only a few steps away. 4 sleeps, salina, malfa, punto scario

No other house in Salina has such a stunning position as Casa Arturo. The terrace offers a stunning view of the sea, the beach and the ‘faraglioni’ - the splendid volcanic rocks of the bay ‘Punta Scario’. A path leads directly to the beach. Salina is the greenest and perhaps the most beautiful of the seven Aeolian Islands, Salina offers restaurants, beaches, villages and authentic island life. Casa Arturo is close to the charming town of Malfa and 4 km of the bay of Pollara made famous by the film “Il Postino”.

The house consists of 2 floors (tot. 90 m2) and has two entrances. The ground floor consists of a living room, a dining table, bathroom with shower, toilet and bidet, and a small kitchen. An internal stairway leads to the first floor and on to two double bedrooms with quiet a low ceiling (2 meters). Both bedrooms has sea view. Note that the access to the second bedroom is via the first bedroom. The panoramic terrace has a set of table and chairs.

Getting to the Aeolian Islands:: Salina can be reached by ferry and hydrofoil from Sicily, Naples or Reggio Calabria. Milazzo (40 km west of Messina) is the main departure point for the Aeolian Islands. Ferries and hydrofoils leave daily and stop in several islands. It takes 1hr 30 minutes to reach Salina by hydrofoil (with Ustica Lines) and 3hr 40 minutes by ferry. In Salina ferries arrive in the harbours of Rinella or Santa Marina di Salina. Cars and mopeds can be rented here. It is possible to book a transfer with into Sicily from the harbour to the house (25 euro) and then rent a moped in Malfa. Please note that ferries are not always departing in the evening. Therefore we advice guests to book a flight that arrive early in Sicily or the day before the rental starts. The updated timetable is available on the website of the carriers companies.

(To know the website, please, do not hesitate to contact the owner).

About Salina: Salina is home to a wide variety caves and submerged volcanic craters. Salina is the most fertile of the Aeolian Islands and famous for its capers and the sweet Malvasia wine. Salina is not as crowded as Lipari or Volcano and less fashionable then Panarea, but boasts beautiful nature, excellent restaurants and shops. A bus service connects the villages and the most beautiful sites on the island. Cars and mopeds are available for rent in the main villages. There are excellent opportunities for walking. For example to Capofaro (lighthouse) that is set on the north coast of Salina and boasts stunning views of Panarea and Stromboli (on a clear night it can be possible to see its eruptions). The inactive volcanoes Monte Fossa delle Felci and Monte dei Porri gave the island its original Greek name 'Didyme' (meaning twins) The conical mountains are 965 and 860 metres high and provide excellent walking.

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Suitability:
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • smoking allowed
  • unsuitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Giulia Lattanzio / Lenneke Burghouts (Property Manager)
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Speaks: english, french, german, spanish, italian, dutch

About Giulia Lattanzio / Lenneke Burghouts

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.

Reviews

3.9
based on 21 traveler reviews

House on a unique location: alone in a bay of stunning beauty!
average rating of 3.857143 based on 21 reviews
NYC, NY USA
4

ENCHANTING

  • 4 of 5

We stayed for 2 weeks in November in this magical house and it is a cold day in February in NYC now and I am DREAMING about this house. It certainly cast a complete spell over me. Peaceful,lovely- for days all I could do was lie in bed and read and watch the sea outside the bedroom window and listen to the gentle rolling of the smooth rocks on the beach below as the waves broke on the shore. We cooked, read, relaxed, swam. We watched Stromboli send up it's steam daily. Morning jaunts into the charming village was a daily routine and EVERYONE was lovely and accomodating! We rented a scooter and toured around the island - a great place to explore. I I will certainly return and will not rest until I DO!

There was NO reason ever to leave this incredible house!

Romantic and beautiful!

  • Submitted: Feb 12, 2008
  • Stayed: Oct 2007
  • Source: HomeAway
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3

Great place - if well kept for & properly cleaned

  • 3 of 5

5 stars for the fantastic Location, great for reaching the beach. Simple house (which we knew and was fine for us) which could be really nice if better kept for. 1 star for the lousy cleaning in the beginning (you had to clean the windows yourself if we wanted to see through, we needed to clean the sink in the shower if we wanted to have no floods in the bath etc.). Also very little equipment for a self catering family, we had to buy a few things to be able to manage.

  • Submitted: Sep 10, 2015
  • Stayed: Aug 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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Saint Helena, CA, USA
4

Four stars because of the AMAZING view - house maintenance is necessary

  • 4 of 5

I'll sum it up by saying that this is possibly one of the best views on the island.

However, as a visitor you must be prepared for it being very rustic. Market is nearby but the walk is pretty long to carry many things. For three nights we were only provided with one roll of toilet paper. No paper towels, no dish soap, etc. The bath towels are about the size of a kitchen towel and the shower curtain was moldy. We also had a flea problem in the bed. We were met by a woman in a nearby parking lot who did not speak English but luckily my husband speaks Italian or that would have been very tough.

On a positive note, the outside deck is gorgeous and we spent 90% of our time out there. The rocky beach below is just wonderful with snacks and cocktails.

We would gladly visit the house again but would strongly advise the owners to provide a bit more in the way of furnishings and to make this home just a bit more upscale and just charge a bit higher price per night.

  • Submitted: Jun 30, 2015
  • Stayed: Jun 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Beautiful location & house. Shame about the fleas

  • 2 of 5

The house is beautiful, in a unique location and has all the potential to be one of the most exotic and romantic vacation stays offered. It is near a small village where you can have all of your holiday needs met; from a supermarket, deli, restaurant to a spa.

This idilic holiday option is ruined by the lack of upkeep from the agency. The house is dirty (the windows hadn´t been cleaned in a year, the toilet brush didn´t have a container and lay on the bathroom floor...), the facilities and amenities lack substance (there are no real cooking utensils, the over in really a toaster grill oven...), the lighting doesn´t really light. However, in my opinion this is bearable, at the end of the day you can clean the house yourself, however having bed fleas is, to me completely unacceptable. It is what makes a dream holiday become a nightmare. And that is what happened.

I have reached out to the agency and have yet to receive any form of response from them.

There are plenty of other location on the island, and in fact in the same village, that I am sure will not leave you with welts all over your body and a need to take antibiotics for ten days.

  • Submitted: Jun 12, 2015
  • Stayed: Jun 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are really really sorry. The cleaning lady states that she cleaned very well the house before your arrival. We just had someone checked the house and no fleas were found. Our local reference states that you might have confounded fleas with tiny mosquitos, that are common in Salina. Mosquitos ("papalei") that small that you don't see see them but they generally find the lower parts of the body, legs and feet.
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5

Picturesque, stunning views, perfect!

  • 5 of 5

This house made for a perfect vacation for us. So relaxing! We cooked all our meals there, spent tranquil nights by the small fireplace with the doors open listening to the surf. We walked daily to town for vegetables, wine, cheeses etc. and enjoyed sitting on the veranda looking out at the beautiful sea. There is no internet or TV which we loved! Take a break! Bring some music and some spices and have a very special week with a friend or spouse. Highly, highly recommended rental. You'll never forget it! We loved it! It was even better than we hoped it would be. For us, it was a perfect vacation in every way. Thankyou to the owners for sharing this remarkable house on the cliff of paradise. Russell.....

  • Submitted: Nov 6, 2014
  • Stayed: Oct 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

This house made for a lovely, relaxing vacation!

  • 5 of 5

We rented this gem in the off season. It was private, relaxing and magical. We cooked every meal in the house, and spent most of our time relaxing on the veranda overlooking the beautiful sea. The setting was stunning, and the house, perfect for us. We walked into town daily to get vegetables and bread and cheeses etc. and had tranquil evenings by the small fireplace, enjoying some wine and most importantly, each other. There is no TV or internet at the house, which we loved. Take a break! Bring some CD's, some spices, and your spouse and enjoy the most restful, picturesque and wonderful time together. Highly recommended! Russell and Shannon ( Note....because this amazing house is built into a cliff, people with disabilities may have trouble with the stairs or walk to town)

  • Submitted: Nov 6, 2014
  • Stayed: Oct 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
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Map

Nearest Airport
120 Kilometres
Catania, Fontanarossa Airport
Nearest Barpub
200 Metres
Malfa
Nearest Ferry
7 Kilometres
S.M. Rinella
Nearest Restaurant
200 Metres
Malfa
Nearest Beach
40 Metres
Punta Scario
Car: not necessary

Salina is home to a wide variety caves and submerged volcanic craters. Salina is the most fertile of the Aeolian Islands and famous for its capers and the sweet Malvasia wine. Salina is not as crowded as Lipari or Volcano and less fashionable then Panarea, but boasts beautiful nature, excellent restaurants and shops. A bus service connects the villages and the most beautiful sites on the island. Cars and mopeds are available for rent in the main villages. There are excellent opportunities for walking. For example to Capofaro (lighthouse) that is set on the north coast of Salina and boasts stunning views of Panarea and Stromboli (on a clear night it can be possible to see its eruptions). Casa arturo is in the picturesque town of Malfa, which distances 7 km from the ferry ports of Rinella and from Santa Marina. The bay at Pollara (where several scenes of Il Postino was filmed) distances 4 km of Malfa and is one of the most splendid pieces of coastline of Sicily.

Other Activities: perfect base for exploring the other Aeolian Islands

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Rates & Availability

Salina House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
 
August
Aug 20 2016 - Aug 26 2016
5 night minimum stay
$330
 
 
Sept I
Sep 2 2016 - Sep 4 2016
2 night minimum stay
$165
 
 
Sep II
Sep 20 2016 - Sep 24 2016
2 night minimum stay
$165
 
 
October
Oct 1 2016 - Oct 28 2016
7 night minimum stay
$824
 

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Fees No additional mandatory fees

Rates include linen, towels, final cleaning, electricity, gas, water. There are no hidden extras.

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Amenities

Messina province House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house (detached)
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 90 m²
  • 2 stories
Location Type:
  • Beach
  • Waterfront
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Romantic
General:
  • Basic Soaps
  • Bottled Water
  • Fireplace
  • Firewood
  • Hair Dryer
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking ...
  • Parking On Street
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
Kitchen:
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Kitchen
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
Dining:
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower , bidet
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen , 1 baby crib
    Bedroom 2 - 2 twin/ single , possibility double bed
  • The two bedrooms have both sea view and are upstairs. The bedrooms are communicating between each other. The ceiling of the bedrooms are quiet low (between 1.90 m. and 2.20). In the living room at the ground floor is a sofa bed.
Entertainment:
  • CD Player
  • Radio
  • Stereo
Outside:
  • Beach Chairs
  • Deck / Patio
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Patio
  • Porch / Veranda
  • Terrace
  • Walkway to Water
  • 6 garden chairs
  • 2 beach chairs
Suitability:
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • smoking allowed
  • unsuitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Attractions:
  • autumn foliage
  • bay/sound
  • botanical garden
  • caves
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • forests
  • library
  • marina
  • nude beach
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • reefs
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • volcano
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • horseback riding
  • luaus
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • mountain biking
  • mountaineering
  • pier fishing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • sound/bay fishing
  • spelunking
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • wind-surfing
Notes:
Children are allowed, but the house is not suitable for children that can climb on the wall of the terrace, because the house is located on a steep rock that is connected to the beach. Mp3 player available. Heating is made possible by a stove. Baby cot available.

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