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Cottage house with a garden at the sea between Catania and Taormina

12 reviews
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Overview
2 bedrooms
1 bathroom
4 guests
4 nights minimum
Holiday Rental House
This is a one-storey house with direct access to the sea/ a volcanic beach (scogliera), located in the middle of the Ionian riviera - a prestigious part of the Sicilian coast in the middle between Catania and Taormina. The place is good for the lovers of nature, sea air, enjoying every moment in a calm and peaceful atmosphere! It is a house and not an apartment with all pros and cons of it. *In summer months (especially July and August) the neighbourhood becomes lively and many families come there with children. If you have children 2-12 y.o., it is an ideal place for them to make new friends and you will not be bothered about their leasure time - you can be sure your kid will speak Italian in a week's time! Everyone in the neighbourhood is very welcoming and children play safe altogeth...This is a one-storey house with direct access to the sea/ a volcanic beach (scogliera), located in the middle of the Ionian riviera - a prestigious part of the Sicilian coast in the middle between Catania and Taormina. The place is good for the lovers of nature, sea air, enjoying every moment in a calm and peaceful atmosphere! It is a house and not an apartment with all pros and cons of it. *In summer months (especially July and August) the neighbourhood becomes lively and many families come there with children. If you have children 2-12 y.o., it is an ideal place for them to make new friends and you will not be bothered about their leasure time - you can be sure your kid will speak Italian in a week's time! Everyone in the neighbourhood is very welcoming and children play safe altogether from morning till evening ________ The closest city is Acireale and the property is situated in between two smaller towns of S. Tecla and Stazzo. The house makes part of a condominium of 10-15 houses which enjoy the exclusive access to the sea/private vulcanic beach. In the area there are some good places to eat - in the nearby towns, which would require 3 min drive or 15 min walk. You will be completely independent in this house, we will give you the keys and you can contact us any time when needed. During your stay you will enjoy Sicily, sun and the sea. Etna, Taormina, Messina, Siracuse, Catania are all relatively close and can be reached by car in 20-60 minutes. We can advise tour guides, day trips, cooking classes. In most cases we can also organise the transfer to/from the airport for an additional payment. Please contact us for details. Arriving with public transport is difficult, we do not recommend counting on this option. ________ THINGS TO NOTE *We do recommend renting a car for the guests who would like to combine a relaxad vacation at the sea with active tours and exploring Sicily, as the closest transportation hub is a couple of kilometres away uphill, and few transportation option are available right next to the house. Having a car would be very useful for the trips. *The roads in Sicily in general and in particular in Santa Tecla and in the condominium are narrow and there are a lot of ups and downs/hills. We advise to book the smallest car possible for your amount of people and luggage as it will be very useful during your trip *If you do not have an idea of what 'scogliera' is, please check either the photos or google the images of it - it is not a sandy beach and the beach in a traditional way of thinking. The closest sandy beach is about 20 km away. *Both bedrooms are double rooms. There is an extra single bed in the living room in case two double beds are not enough. *The house is not a luxury destination, but it is equipped with everything basic and necessary for a comfortable vacation. If you have any special request or question - please check with us if we have it there. *We provide you with the bedsheets and towels. If you stay more than a week we also provide you with a change for the bed linen. We can organise a daily/weekly cleaning or towels/ bed linen change upon request for an additional charge. Alternatively, there is a washing machine that you can use. *We provide you with a portable modem and a sim-card for Internet which you can use during your stay, in the house as well as outside. The Internet provided is 100 MB per day only. More
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Pets Allowed: Ask
Smoking Allowed: Yes
Kid Friendly: Yes
Bachelor/Bachelorette Parties
Cooker
Grill
Short Term Rentals (4 Days Or Fewer)
Fishing Nearby
Refrigerator
Long Term Rentals (Over 1 Month)
Washer
Outdoor Dining Area
Towels Provided
Air Conditioning
Freezer
Private Garden
A Winter Sun Getaway
Iron
Beach Or Lakeside Relaxation
Hairdryer
TV
Rural/Countryside Retreats
Balcony
Linens Provided
Secure Parking
Kettle
Watersports Nearby
Terrace
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Reviewed April 24, 2017

Wherever I go, I usually stay in an old cottage in countryside with no neighbours but of a good standard and efficient kitchen as I love to cook. This time because I had a night flight to Catania, I did not want to drive for...More

Thank Liz S
Oksana_Barkhat, VR Owner at Cottage house with a garden at the sea between Catania and Taormina, responded to this reviewResponded April 26, 2017

Hi Liz, thank you for your feedback and staying at our house. Your points and advice are well noted, and we're definitely working on them! Thanks again!

Reviewed October 9, 2016

Located in a private gated (VERY steep) road, DO NOT hire a car any bigger than a mini -the road is very narrow and one or two locals leave their (dented!) cars parked along the side all the time, and the sweep into the drive...More

1  Thank Juliew2759
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Reviewed August 29, 2015

Recently returned from 10 day stay in this property and would thoroughly recommend it as the sea access (not sandy beach but lava rocks) is 1 minute walk away perfect for snorkeling. The house is furnished with everything you need especially air conditioning in the...More

1  Thank Pickle261169
Reviewed September 16, 2014

I stayed at the property with my wife in August 2014. The house is on its own plot in a small enclave of properties. It is well furnished and quite spacious inside with just about anything you could want supplied - probably the best equipped...More

Thank Nicholas J
A Holiday Lettings verified reviewer
Hamburg, Germany
Reviewed June 23, 2014

Oksana_2011, VR Owner at Cottage house with a garden at the sea between Catania and Taormina, responded to this reviewResponded July 6, 2014

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About the Owner
Oksana B
Languages spoken:German, Russian, English, Italian, French, Spanish
Response Rate:95%
Response Time:Within a few hours
Listed Since:September 2013
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We are avaible on messengers throughout your stay
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How to get there
Arriving to Catania Fontanarossa airport follow green signs to Autostrada, follow Tangenziale Ovest signs on the green background, then follow Messina direction and exit at Aci Reale. Following the street towards the sea from Autostrada you will get directly to the area. We will send to you a detailed description and address upon your booking request.
Activities nearby
Fishing Nearby, Watersports Nearby, Nearest Beach: 0.1 km
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