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“Breathtakingly beautiful!”

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2 Bedrooms, 2 Bathrooms, Sleeps 4
Riposto, Province of Catania, Sicily

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Northampton, United Kingdom
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“Breathtakingly beautiful!”
Reviewed August 11, 2015 for a stay in July 2015

Sea Terrace is a wonderful villa with everything you need for a 'home from home' experience, I would go so far as to say it was the most well-equipped villa we have ever stayed in. The owner, who lives above the villa, could not have been more helpful or welcoming, and was on hand for anything we might need. The sea views are literally breathtaking! And the changing tides, sunsets, passing yachts & fishing boats was an endless source of fascination to us. We did struggle though, having 2 children with us, with the quite hazardous entry to the sea. There are stairs partway down, then 'an extremely steep' half eroded causeway, at the end of which you need to 'jump' onto a piece of pallet wood balanced on the rocks. Then to get to the sea, you must climb over rocks (both large & small) some of which are covered in algae making them very slippery. Suffice to say, I did this once only! If you just want the views, garden & beautiful villa then I would recommend it wholeheartedly, but perhaps not for those with small children, or anyone of an infirm or nervous disposition. Also, the villa states that wifi is available, but the signal is so weak that it only connects outside the property and drops out constantly. The local amenities are very good, there is a small shop, a couple of fairly decent restaurants a gelteria 'to die for' (try the lemon gelato, it's fabulous.. Also the granita & brioche for brunch is just lovely) & the lido (pier) round the corner is good value oif you want a 'safer' dip in the sea. Mount Etna is a must for a day out, if you have a car head towards Zafferana Etnea, it's a lovely drive and you can get a cable car to the top. If you want a good day at the beach, Giardini Naxos has a lovely, child-friendly beach and you can rent beds, brollys etc for the day. There are also lots of decent restaurants.

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Liked best: The wonderful villa, garden & views
Liked least: The extremely hazardous entry to the sea
Travelling group: Extended Family
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Management Response
4 Sep 2015
Dear Sir/Madam,

Sicily and all the Staff of the Agency thank you for your words and suggestions for other guests most of all for getting into the direct sea access.

Have a nice day from this sunny island
ciao
Scent of Sicily
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“Dream Vacation Home”
Reviewed June 21, 2014 for a stay in June 2014

The Sea Terrace is a dream vacation home in the storybook seaside town of Torri Archirafi. Wake up to the sunrise over the Ionian Sea and spend the evenings drinking wine watching the moon rise and listening to the waves. The house is large with lots of outside space for relaxing. Enrico, the owner, lives upstairs and is an excellent host. You have the place to yourself but he is on call if needed. A car is necessary if you want to experience the larger towns of Riposto (1 mile away) and Giarre (2 miles away). Giarre has great shopping on Via Corso Italia and the train station. Riposto (just a little further down Via Corso Italia, closer to the sea) has great places to eat. Taormina is only about 40 minutes drive via the Autostrada in Giarre and the city of Catania is only a 30 minute ride on the dirretto train from Giarre. The house is only 200 meters from two places to eat, drink and get gelato as you watch the locals relax in the small park. Perfect Sicilian beach town.

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Liked best: Beautful sea view
Travelling group: Young Children
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