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Olga's House, Etna Park, Pedara (Sicily)
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Entire home/apt

2 Guests

1 Bedroom

1 Bed

Entire home/apt

2 Guests

1 Bedroom

1 Bed

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About this listing

50 squared meters house, located at 900 mt, totally indipendent, 15mins drive to ETNA cableway, is an excellent location far away from city caos, by the nature and the silence of the mountain. Closest location, is PEDARA 14k inhabitants, 20 Km far from CATANIA, One large living room, one small bedroom and services. From middle June till end of November you may also taste fresh fruits, picked from the trees. Ideal for couples and lone adventurers. Not reachable by any public transportation means.

The space
The space
Accommodates: 2
Bathrooms: 1 (Private bathroom)
Bedrooms: 1
Beds: 1
Check In: 3PM - 8PM
Check Out: 12PM (noon)
Room type: Entire home/apt


Extra people: No Charge
Cleaning Fee: $33


The space

Very quiet position, 100% independent with garden, fresh air in the evening, especially during summer, you will enjoy the real healing sleep !!
In the evening, we suggest to listen to ..... the silence. Large and inviting sunny balcony positioned south.

Guest access

The access roads leading to the property, in the area, may be initially winding and similar to a 'maze', even though they are "normal" since these are roads that lead to the summit of the highest volcano in Europe, recognized World Heritage Site.
INTERNET is not granted because where the house is located, the GSM coverage is weak; just go out a couple of steps from house, you'll get the 4G full coverage. The property is unreachable by any public transportation means: to have a car is A MUST. Notwithstanding this, Alessandro and Piera are available (only to transfer from/to Airport) in case of stationary realaxing stay at Olga's, (by paying an extra € cash) with a stop-over at the supermarket, also.

Interaction with guests

Although Alessandro and Piera do not live nearby the house, they will assist you for every need it may occur during your stay, as they live 15 mins drive far from Olga's.

The neighborhood

Although house seems to be in an isolated position, there is the presence of other detached houses lived from families all year long: actually, this is the strongest point of this estate.

Getting around

Average minimum temperatures: from November to March 5-15 degrees centigrades, rarely ice and snow in Dec-Jan; from April to end October 18-25.
At 500mt begins the South Side Etna wooden area. From there you may walk into the (URL HIDDEN) sure to have with you a compass for the way back !! 20 minutes drive to cableway "Funivia dell'ETNA", Rifugio Sapienza, NICOLOSI. Guided excursions start daily.
Distance from Catania Intl. Airport is 33 Km.
Main distances to typical touristic sicilian attractions: 36Km possibility of snorkeling activity; Catania city centre 20 Km, Syracuse Archeological site 85 Km, Taormina 45 Km, Palermo 230 Km (by highway, no toll), Agrigento Temples Valley 182 Km.
During summer, neareast sea locations are CAPO MULINI and ACIREALE, 17 Km (rock) and PLAYA CATANIA, 38 KM far (sand).
Especially for foreigner tourist IS A MUST to visit TAORMINA: during day at the seaside of ISOLA BELLA, in the night, visit TAORMINA city.
As CATANIA is washed by the sea, the city offers free entrances to it, with free-of-charge location called "solarium".

Other things to note

As per National law, from 15th November until 15 April, cars MUST have either mounted ice tyres or snow chains on board.
Hot water produced by 20 lt rapid electrical water heater.
One internal secured parking spot available.
DVD player with a wide range in their original (IT, EN, FR) language movies.

House Rules
House Rules
No smoking
Not suitable for pets
No parties or events
May not be safe or suitable for children (0-12 years)
Check-in time is 3PM - 8PM.

Fireplace: To avoid overheating, PLEASE do not put more than 3 firewood logs for indoor weather (the fireplace window must be kept closed during use). Supplement price from 1 November to 8 January to two unlimited amount of fuel wood use.
- Check-in, no later than 1800 hours; Check-out at 1200 hours; As the house is inserted in a protected natural enviromental competition (Etna Park), noises and high volume music should be avoided.
- Smoking is not permitted inside the house. Outside, yes.
- In the amount of cleaning fees, the price includes the cleaning of the towels and sheets.

This host has a Moderate Cancellation Policy
Cancel up to 7 days before your trip and get a full refund. Cancel within 7 days of the trip and get a 50% refund of the nightly rate, as well as a full refund of fees.

Safety features
Safety features
Smoke detector
Carbon monoxide detector
First aid kit
Fire extinguisher

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Hosted by Alessandro

Catania, Italy · Member since July 2016

Alessandro e Piera, sposati dal 1993, hanno 2 figlie di 22 e 18 anni.
A loro piace vivere vicino alla natura, e grazie all'amore per la natura, hanno comprato una piccola casa in zona Parco dell'Etna, del fianco Sud, dove comincia la zona boschiva del vulcano.
Ad Alessandro piace vedere film d'azione; al contrario Piera ama conversazione e godere di buona compagnia.
Essi hanno mentalità aperte e piace conoscere nuove persone di tutte le nazionalità europee ed extraeuropee, stando a contatto con abitudini e culture diverse, arricchendo così il loro bagaglio culturale; sono stati sempre proiettati in una dimensione internazionale, lontano dalle chiusure provinciali.
Avendo conosciuto Airbnb, vorrebbero condividere e far conoscere le bellezze della Sicilia.
A loro piace il cibo mediterraneo e conversare davanti ad un buon bicchiere di vino rosso e camino acceso.
Alessandro parla e scrive un buon livello di inglese. Al contrario, Piera lo è con il francese.
Per motivi di privacy, hanno deciso di non essere presenti in alcun 'social'.
Desiderosi ed impazienti di ricevere gli ospiti Airbnb!

Alessandro e Piera, married since 1993, have 2 daughters aged 22 and 18.
They like to live close to the nature, and thankfully to love for nature, they bought a small house in PARK ETNA area, South flank, by the beginning of the wooden area of the Volcano.
Alessandro likes too much watching action movies; on the contrary Piera likes conversation and enjoy good company.
Thanks to Alex'job, the whole family lived for 4 years an extraordinary experience abroad: in Belgium, in the heart of Europe . As a consequence they broaded their minds by knowing new people of all European and NON-European nationalities, speaking English and French, travelling, got in touch with customs and different cultures; they have always screened in international dimensions , far away from provincial closures.
Once back to Sicily they bought the house as per hosting and having known Airbnb, they would like to continue to share the beauties of Sicily and Italy to foreign people as they did abroad, as well.
They like eating mediterranean food, make conversation in front of a good glass of red wine and fireplace.
Alessandro speaks and writes a good level of English. Conversely, Piera is confident with French language.
Due to privacy reasons, they decided not to have any social.
They are looking forward to host the distinguished Airbnb guests !

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