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Charming cottage with private pool. Amazing Etna and sea views.

Bedrooms 3
Space 1,237 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 0 - 7 nights


About the property

House immersed in a panoramic parkland, up to 5 accommodations

Casa Etnamare is a lovely cottage surrounded by a large, private garden with a landscaped swimming pool.

The interiors consist of a living room with open kitchen and windows offering views of Mt Etna, a bathroom with shower, toilet and bidet, two double bedrooms and a single bedroom.

The living area leads out onto the sunshade terrace equipped with a table, chairs and a barbecue.

The swimming pool is situated just next to the terrace and offers amazing views over the Ionian coast. The lawn garden is enriched by splendid palm trees, flowers and fruit trees.

Casa Etnamare is located 500 meters away from Santa Venerina, a seventeen-century village which is a popular stop on the way to Etna.

Take a vineyard tour and wine-tasting experience at one of the local wineries, explore the slopes of Mount Etna or head down to the beaches below, which are just 7 km away.

More Details

Fabio Monaco/Nadia Monaco
Member since: 2011
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, portuguese, italian, dutch, swedish
Response time:
Within a day
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Calendar last updated:
January 21, 2018

About Fabio Monaco/Nadia Monaco

My name is Nadia and, together with my brother Fabio and my parents Angelo and Maria Teresa, I am the owner of Casa Etnamare. I graduated in Foreign Langueges and Literatures in 2011 and, although cultivating an unbridled passion for travel, I have always been living in Santa Venerina. I love to share my properties, this gives me the great opportunity to meet different people from all over the world.

Why Fabio Monaco/Nadia Monaco chose Santa Venerina

When my parents visited for the first time this property in the eighties, there was nothing but a vineyard and a charming winery that was still in use for wine production.

The large garden was acquired and shaped slowly, year after year, and my father himself planted all the palms and trees, which were really tiny and now, after almost 30 years, reached a considerable height. The pool (measuring 15x12 m) was designed and completed in 2001. Casa Etnamare was renovated and made even more comfortable in recent times.

Nowadays, our Guests enjoy total privacy and breathtaking Mt. Etna and sea views in a unique and relaxing natural setting, between palm trees, flowers and fruit trees.

What makes this house unique

Casa Etnamare was renovated by using traditional Sicilian materials such as terracotta and lava stone. The stack placed on the terrace is ancient and dates back to the early '900.The well dates back to mid-nineteenth century.


Santa Venerina House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house (detached)
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 1237 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 16.00 / Check-out: 10.00
  • Max. occupancy: 5
  • pets considered
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Mountain
  • Near The Ocean
  • Ocean View
  • Rural
  • Village
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Activities Guide
  • Basic Soaps
  • Bottled Water
  • Fireplace
  • Firewood
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Mosquito Magnet
  • Parking
  • Sunbed
  • Telephone
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Kitchen
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 8 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower , bidet
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 5
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen , 1 baby crib
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 3 - 1 twin/ single
  • CD Player
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Deck / Patio
  • Gated Community
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Terrace
  • 6 garden chairs
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Outdoor Pool
  • Private Pool
  • arboretum
  • autumn foliage
  • caves
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • forests
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • theme parks
  • volcano
  • water parks
  • waterfalls
  • winery tours
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • disco club
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • ice skating
  • jet skiing
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • paragliding
  • pier fishing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • ski lift privileges
  • skiing
  • snorkeling
  • spelunking
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
Guests can stroll in the park, soak in a variety of colors, scents and flavors of the Mediterranean, and reap the fruits of the orchard with many kinds of fruit trees.


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Charming cottage with private pool. Amazing Etna and sea views.
average rating of 5.0 based on 12 reviews

Stunning Pool and grounds

  • 5 of 5

Lovely pool with plenty of comfortable places to relax in sun and shade.wonderful views of Etna and the sea .

The villa was spotlessly clean and situated close to Local restaurants and supermarkets ,we really enjoyed walking into town for dinner in the evening and shopping locally for quality produce .

Nadia and her family were close by if needed but discreet .

We loved our first taste of Sicily !

Thank you

Digby,Sally,Hatti and Georgia

  • Submitted: Sep 13, 2015
  • Stayed: August 2015
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  • 5 of 5

An excellent stay - lovely property in an outstanding location - with very good local facilities.

The property is well maintained with lush gardens and make it a tranquil and beautiful place to relax.

The shaded terrace is excellent for leisurely breakfasts and to escape the Sicilian sun. The pool is the highlight of the property - very clean and relaxing - The property is a real credit to Nadia, Dario and above all Angelo.

We thoroughly recommend this villa and we anticipate returning in the future

Mike + Karen

  • Submitted: Jul 25, 2015
  • Stayed: July 2015
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Thanks Nadia, Dario, Fabio, Angelo and Teresa

  • 5 of 5

We look back on two wonderful weeks at Casa Etnamare.

We were very kindly received by Nadia and Dario.

The house is excellent and the pool and the garden are a true paradise. Everything is very well maintained and the pool is cleaned thoroughly every three days.

The garden is fantastic and Angelo shows you everything and taste the delicious fruit.

All are very discreet and willing to help you.

It is a wonderful place to explore. Sicilie

With the background Etna which showed well during our stay and hear.

It was unforgettable! ...!

  • Submitted: Aug 4, 2014
  • Stayed: July 2014
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Our home away from home

  • 5 of 5

We were welcomed by Nadia and Fabio . We had a beautiful time in this place of paradise. From the fresh fruit and vegetables her father brought us to the walks to the village. And for overseeing the wine making and pasta and sausage for neigh ours across the road. Was truly a happy place. The accommodation was very clean and well maintained the grounds and the pools were lovely. The village is within walking distance and the markets are fully stocked with what you need. Thank you to Nadia and her family for sharing their home with us. We would love to return one day. They even gave us a ride to train station highly recommend anyone to stay here!

  • Submitted: Oct 13, 2013
  • Stayed: September 2013
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Lovely stay

  • 5 of 5

We spent a week iin the house in June 2012. We were a group of 5 friends. The house was clean and well equipped. The swimming pool was a pleasure, we could relax next to it to enjoy the sun and it is large and deep enough to enjoy swimming. We could park the car in the driveway. Nadia and her family were helpful and friendly.

The house is well located to explore Eastern Sicily: Mount Etna, Taormina, Syracusa, Ragusa...

If you want to have a good time in Sicily, this is your house!

  • Submitted: Jun 18, 2013
  • Stayed: June 2013
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Excellent villa, private paradise!!!

  • 5 of 5

"We stayed in Casa EtnaMare in september 2012 with our one-year old daughter. The house is absolutely lovely and well equipped, complete with baby-crib and baby-chair. Very clean. Spacious kitchen. But you will not spend a lot of time inside. The garden, the outside porch and the swimming pool are a treat. The owners of the house live on the same property, they are really nice, modest and discrete. If you enjoy fresh fruits, you are welcome to pick fresh figs and grapes from the lush garden. The pool is private and very well maintained.

The young couple Nadia and Dario who welcomed us in the house are extremely nice and polite. They speak english very well and are more than helpful. We travelled without a car - with is not recommendable, by the way - so they arranged pickup from the airport and local transportation with their own car.

The surroundings are beautiful. The village of Santa Venerina is small, but offers a couple of nice restaurants and supermarkets.

EtnaMare was a great choice, even better than we hoped!

Andrea and Floris from Holland."

  • Submitted: May 15, 2013
  • Stayed: September 2012
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Nearest Airport
25 Kilometres
Catania Fontanarossa
Nearest Barpub
800 Metres
Bar Russo
Nearest Ferry
28 Kilometres
Nearest Golf
35 Kilometres
Il Picciolo, Linguaglossa
Nearest Train
5 Kilometres
Nearest Motorway
4 Kilometres
Nearest Restaurant
500 Metres
Santa Venerina
Nearest Ski
23 Kilometres
Rifugio Sapienza,Etna
Nearest Beach
8 Kilometres
Car: recommended

Santa Venerina is an excellent base from which to explore eastern Sicily thanks to its very strategic position halfway between Catania and Taormina. The village distance 5 minutes from the highway A18 Catania-Messina from which (in an average time of 20 minutes) it is possible to reach the most beautiful places of eastern Sicily.

The charming town of Acireale distance only 15 km from Santa Venerina. It is situated next to the 'Riviera dei Ciclopi', a unique coast with a crystal clear sea and lava stacks (faraglioni) which is believed by Greek mythology to correspond to the stones thrown by blind Polifemo to Ulysses.The Riviera traditional resort towns of Acicastello and Acitrezza have long been a magnet for local day trips and offer arguably the best Granita to be found anywhere and lots of good seafood trattorias.

The village is just 25 km from Gardini Naxos and 30 km (20 minutes with the highway) from Taormina, which draws more visitors than any other town in Sicily, thanks to its splendid position and its Greek/Roman theatre with a unique view of Mount Etna.Torre Archirafi, Pozzillo and Santa Maria la Scala are pleasant seaside villages near Santa Venerina. The nearest can be found in Praiola (8 km), a wild pebbled beach next to an impressive cliff.

Santa Venerina is also an excellent starting point from which to explore Mount Etna and its surroundings. The towns and villages that dot the flanks of Etna, such as Zafferana Etnea, Trecastagni and Randazzo, are well worth stopping off for a visit to their seventeenth century churches built in lava stone or for a spot of lunch in restaurants offering delicious local products. The village is only 4 km away from Zafferana Etnea and 10 km from Rifugio Sapienza, the main ski area, where it is possible to take the Etna cableway.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Refundable damage deposit $183.28

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.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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