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“Peacefull Sicilia”
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Semi-olympic pool
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The villa is divided into 4 units with independent accesses and private terraces/garden. Geranio's private garden. Availability and prices on this website refer to the Geranio apartment.
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27 reviews
Semi-olympic pool
The villa is divided into 4 units with independent accesses and private terraces/garden.
Geranio's private garden. Availability and prices on this website refer to the Geranio apartment.
Swimming pool
Double bedroom of the Geranio apartment. Cot and highchair available at no extra price.
Fully equipped kitchen and Living room (equipped with a twin sofa-bed) of Geranio
Huge, triple bedroom of the Geranio apartment.
We can provide an additional single bed.
Geranio's bathroom
Living room of Geranio
The pool
Villa EtnAmare
Etna Eruption 29/7/11
Villa EtnAmare and the 200-years-old olive tree
Swimming pool (25x8m)
Terrace, where the Girasole and Gelsomino apartments are located
Eruption of Mt Etna from the property 29/7/11.
The 200-year-old olive tree
Sunrise
Sunset
Property overview
Villa Etnamare's Orchard
Sea view from the garden and... Gandalf
Taormina. Isola Bella
Fondachello
Market
Catania: Fish Market
Mount Etna
Mount Etna from the Taormina's Greek Amphiteatre
Sicilian Breakfast : Almond Granita and Croissant filled with Honey
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Overview
Condo/Apartment -
2 Bedrooms, 1 Bathroom, Sleeps 7
Santa Venerina, Province of Catania, Sicily

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Very good - based on 27 reviews
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DirkWd
Berlin, Germany
2 reviews
“Peacefull Sicilia”
Reviewed 6 August 2014 for a stay in July 2014

Only half an hour drive from Catania airport you'll find a very peaceful place with a lovely pool and a dramatic view over the eastern coast.
Only four apartments are in this place and the couple that runs it is always helpful.
Many places to visit are in an hour driving range: Etna, Siracuse, Catania, Taormina...
This summer the Etna proved in a spectacular show that he is Europe’s only active volcano (picture from the terrace).

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Liked best: the view
Travelling group: Teenagers
Your age range 50-64
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920Bob
Llandudno, United Kingdom
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27 reviews
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“Wonderful”
Reviewed 1 August 2014 for a stay in July 2014

We ha a wonerful one week stay
pool and laundry & location & view were wonderful
only issues were no clock & very small room & no garbage bag or receptacle provided
tv was small
not suitable if you dont like cats

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Liked best: pool and laundry & location view
Liked least: no clock & small room & no garbage bag or receptacle small tv
Travelling group: Spouse/Partner
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Management Response
7 Mar 2015
Thank you for your review and tips. The property was recently built and we are ready to take every suggestion that can improve it and make your stay as comfortable as possible. Large bins for separate collection of paper, metals, plastic and mixed garbage have always been located in the basement, near to the parking lot. Each terrace is now equipped with extra bins. The villa is divided into 4 units with different features in order to meet different requirements. Two of them, Girasole and Gelsomino, measuring about 55 sqm, are ideal for couples or families up to 4 guests. They can be combined to each other through an inner door in order to double space. The largest apartments Glicine and Gardenia are about 90 sqm, each one consisting of 2 double bedrooms, 2 sofa-beds, 2 bathrooms and a spacious living room of about 6x4 m. Each apartment is equipped with LCD TV with HDMI connector (you can play mp3 and dvx) washing machine, iron and ironing board, hairdryer, high quality kitchen appliances and free wi-fi. The apartments do not have wall clocks since both the TV and the remote control of the air conditioning have a clock display.
Three cats are outside, in the huge garden surrounding the villa. They generally do not approach guests who, by the way, are not allowed to feed them or to let them enter the apartments. The irony is that my three cats were never allowed to cross the threshold of my house, but they have always been out in the garden. Since there are guests, despite being prohibited by the regulation, someone draws them on the terraces with food occasionally. We apologize for any inconvenience this might have caused during your stay. We have made even stricter regulation to prevent any further inconvenience to those who do not like their presence. My husband and I live on the property and we are available for any requirement during your stay. Nadia Monaco (owner).
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kathrynvt
Surrey, UK
Level 1 Contributor
4 reviews
3 hotel reviews
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“Lovely people, lovely place, great pool!”
Reviewed 17 July 2014 for a stay in May 2014

We stayed in Girasole at Etnamara for 11 days from end May. The property has been fitted out very well - comfortable bedroom, good shower, neat and well-equipped kitchen, very useful washing machine and iron. The combined lounge and kitchen/diner was small, but the terrace provides lots more living space with great views of Etna and the coast. The pool is very impressive! We had a couple of minor issues with equipment in the apartment which were dealt with quickly and effectively - the family are very friendly and helpful.

Santa Venerina is easy to get to from the main road, quite quiet but well served with supermarkets and restaurants. Don't miss Pasticceria Russo!

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Keliatoja...
Kėdainiai
1 review
“We spent 10 days in the fairy tale”
Reviewed 28 September 2013 for a stay in September 2013

We are very happy to choose EtnaMare for our stay in Sicily. Fantastic views of sea, green valley and various plants, Etna, silence, gigantic pool, good location near Taormina, a lot of beaches were most important amazing things here. Of course together with Nadia, her partner and lovely cats. We will miss You!

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Liked best: Location, enviroment, pool, views
Liked least: discontinuous wi-fi connection
Travelling group: Extended Family
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APEEHolid...
London, United Kingdom
2 reviews
“Great apartment, fantastic pool and fabulous views”
Reviewed 13 September 2013 for a stay in August 2013

Etna Mare is a great place to stay. The owners have equipped the apartments to a high standard. The kitchen had the best facilities of all the places we stayed during our 3 week holiday to Sicily. The pool is beautiful, with amazing views it feels almost like an infinity pool. Our girls learned to dive there! Great location, we visited Etna, Taormina and other coastal towns. All very enjoyable and interesting. Highlights are the theatre at Taormina and going up Etna. Worth mentioning are the vegetables and fruits that they grow at Etna Mare in the grounds which the owners were happy to share with us. 10min walk into town with a couple of good places to eat.

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Liked best: The views and the pool
Travelling group: Young Children
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DirkWd
Berlin, Germany
2 reviews
“A wonderfull time at EtnaMare”
Reviewed 25 July 2013 for a stay in June 2013

We stayed at EtnaMare for one week and had a relaxing friendly holiday. It was a pleasure to be in this property.
The owners, our hosts were very warm and friendly. They showed us around. The flat was clean and comfortable and we had a spectacular view at the sea.

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Liked best: the pool and the view and the fruits
Liked least: the poolumbrellas
Travelling group: Other
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suzane n...
Redondo Beach, California
2 reviews
“We loved EtnaMare and the entire family. It’s peaceful and beautiful.”
Reviewed 9 July 2013 for a stay in June 2013

First, I must say that the picture of the pool and views are more amazing in real life. The grounds are wonderful with fruits and herbs you can pick. We picked cherries, lemons, oranges, and plums that were delicious. We picked our herbs from the grounds to cook. This entire experience with the land was precious and beautiful. It was just my husband and me (we were on our honeymoon) and it was very peaceful and relaxing. The City of Santa Venerina is very quiet so if you want more “action” it’s about 15 minutes away. There are several vineyards nearby which Nadia and Dario can help you with. You will live like a true Italian here. Angelo and Teresa (the mom and dad) are great! We had a cooking class with the family which was one of our most memorable events on our Italy trip. It started off with us going to the fish market in Catania. If you like cooking and Italian food, we recommend you do it. I’ve cooked the Pasta alla Norma a couple times already as well as the zucchini salad. Teresa’s cooking was amazing and a recipe from her mom! The apartment was clean, comfortable and had everything we needed. The only I would point out as a negative is the size of the shower. It was a bit tight and small for American standards. We look forward to going back.

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Liked best: The property overall
Liked least: Small shower
Travelling group: Spouse/Partner
Your age range 35-49
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Management Response
7 Mar 2015
We love to share our home and take the opportunity to meet different (but often like-minded) people from all over the world. My parents - a builder and a landscape architect, respectively - designed and built the property. Now that they are retired, they provide all of their time to the care of the little paradise they have built to ensure that all of our guest enjoy their stay. Dad picks fruit for guests or shows them the orchard so they can pick it up on their own. Mom opens her kitchen when guests want to experience the traditional cuisine.
We would like to thank this fantastic couple who gave us the opportunity to realize the first cooking class. A memorable experience that we then repeated, benefiting from their precious advice and good times spent together. Nadia
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