From the minute you drive into the gated driveway, you feel relaxed in this sleepy residential neighborhood. Once you open the foyer door, you are amazed at the beautiful tile that carries through on the upper floors. There are 3 bedrooms on that entry level which we did not use. Up the stairs to the first floor you find 2 double bedrooms, a large bathroom with shower, the living room - dining - kitchen area and access to a wrap around terrace where the washing machine lives.
Up the next set of stairs is the master bedroom with a double and a twin and a large bathroom with tub, plus access to the rooftop terrace with stunning views of Etna (we cooked dinner twice there and watched the sunset).
The house has all the amenities needed - dishes, pots and pans, soap, olive oil, hair dryer. WiFi worked well.
Around the corner is the town square with a bar, a pharmacy and a beach supply store. On the main street is THE ONE, a cute little bar-café run by a family who made us feel like we belonged there. They serve drinks, good home-cooked food (the lasagna was incredible) and gelato. We had breakfast croissants and cappuccinos there each morning.
Casa GIrasole is just minutes from Gardini-Naxos and a good base to explore Syracusa, Mt Etna, Taormina, etc.
Our contact made checking in so easy and the neighbors check on us every morning.
This was a real slice of Scicilian life and a nice place to relax after busy tourist days.
The value is EXCELLENT.