About this listing
Exclusive and comfortable Villa in authentic Sicilian style, perfect solution to enjoy the Sicilian Summer!On the Ionian coast,a few miles from Etna, Catania and Taormina, in a quiet village with garden pool and access to the sea
The holiday house is located in a beautiful Residence in Santa Tecla, a small village by the sea on the Eastern coast of Sicily between Catania, Taormina, and very close to the Etna Volcan and Siracusa.
The house can comfortably accomodate up to six persons is arranged over three floors with these features:
- main entrance at ground floor, nice living room with open kitchen and access to the garden, small hall and main bathroom (with shower);
- first floor has 2 rooms (1 double + 1 single), guest bathroom (no shower) and terrace
- the basement has an independent access, 2 rooms (1 double + 1 single), 1 bathroom (with shower) and a comfortable living area with fireplace.
There's a nice patio between the house and the pleasant garden.
A private walkway connects all the houses to the swimming pool and then to the sea where there's a sunbathing area looking out onto a pretty bay with clear sea, black lavic rocks and the green Timpa (Natural reserve area).
You will find in the kitchen a microwave and a blender (kitchen robot) and you will have also a flat iron, a hair dryer and internet wifi!
Our guests will have the whole house with a private garden for exclusive use
Interaction with Guests
Our guests will be welcome and looked after during their stay. For any requirement/need, my family and I will be available and just a few miles away. I have written a short list of the easter sicilian hot spot (place to see and bars/restaurants where you can have a typical sicilian food experience)! , and a selection of Gluten free and vegan friendly restaurants!!! ;) If you want to cook, I put a blender and a microwaves in the kitchen!
Santa Tecla is a small village located within the beautiful Riviera of Lemons, to which also belong AciCastello and AciTrezza. The lava stones, the clear and blue sea, and the local food (in particular fresh fish and "pani cunsatu" - a typical kind of flour of durum wheat bread with tomatoes, mozzarella, black olives and oregano) are a must try!
Public transports in Sicily are not very efficient, it would be more convenient to rent a car. If you come by plane to Catania, from the airport simply follow the signs for "A19" highway direction MESSINA and exit at ACIREALE. Alternatively, you can follow the coast seaside road that runs through much more scenic areas of Catania (with its promenade and the beautiful Europe square), Aci Trezza and Aci Castello. From Acireale you simply follow the road by the sea through the Timpa (follow signs Santa Tecla). You can park your car directly under the house (1 parking in the courtyard). I'll be there waiting for you! Alternatively I can arrange a trasfer from the airport.
Other Things to Note
Perfect for lovers of the sea, and for those who want to enjoy a relaxing and beautiful holiday.
Pets only on request
We experienced Santa Tecla as a nice friendly village. No tourists. Just Sicilian families. Once you know your way around it is an ideal spot for short trips to the Etna and all places to visit at the eastern cost. The trip to Catania AirPort is roughly an hour; only the last kms off the highway take time through the city area of Acireale with steep hills and narrow streets.
The house is ideal for families or groups up to 6 persons. Lot of rooms and floor space. Multiple bathrooms and places to chill. The garden and roof terrace are really nice (view on the Etna). The swimming pool which you share with the other appartments is the succesfactor of the house! Especially when you return from the sea (100 meter walk to a rocky beach - very nice scuba diving) and just have a jump in your private pool. The private parkingplace within the compound is also very appreceated.
We were very satisfied with out stay for 8 days.
Très bon accueil nous a été réservé : quelques spécialités locales à notre arrivée, les explications de la maman de Nicola nous ont permis de prendre rapidement nos marques dans cette maison spacieuse lumineuse et très agréable à vivre. Résidence sécurisée, bien entretenue, avec une grande piscine, la place de parking devant la maison (plus accessible pour une petite voiture qu une grande). Idéale pour grande famille. Grande disponibilité de Nicola qui répondait rapidement à toutes nos questions.
We had a nice time in Nicola's house.
He made us feel very welcome; little breakfast and some food available for just after arrival. Very helpfull and always available for questions by whats app.
The house is nice, located in a little compound with few other houses. Safe. Garden is nice. Little walk to the pool. Pool is closed during siesta time.
The house is close to a road; so you'll hear some traffic.
Bakery very close! Also some restaurants close; however they were not busy (we were there in June).
Overall; a place to recommend. Thanks a lot Nicola!
The house is nice and big enough. It has a little and nice garden where you can eat and rest. The two upper bedrooms are plenty of light while the 2 on the basement are a bit too dark, but, I guess, are also cooler in summer time. The house is close to the sea and facing to the Etna! The parking space inside the residence is very small and if the the two spaces besides it are occupied, it would be difficult to park your car. You can find anyway plenty of room just outside the residence.
Nicola has been very reactive and was able to fix some issues with the equipment.
Nicola is also a proud sicilian host and can give you useful tps to discover its beloved land.
Overall it was a good solution for 6 people.
Nicola heeft aardig huis in een afgesloten "compound" van meestens vakantiehuizen. Het huisje is prima met mooi uitzicht op Etna en de zee. Vanuit het huis direct toegang tot het zwembad en via een kronkelpaadje naar de zee. De kust is hier niet heel bijzonder: zwarte lava steen. Het uitzicht is wel mooi. Dorpje waarin huisje staat is wat uitgestorven buiten seizoen, maar er is een goede supermarkt in het dorp en een bakker en kleine drogisterij op loopafstand. Nicola en zijn moeder waren uiterst vriendelijk en behulpzaam: ze hebben een mooie gids samengesteld waar echt goede tips voor trips instaan. De keuken is wat gedateerd en niet alle lampen doen het maar de prijs-kwaliteit verhouding vonden wij prima. Ideale regio voor gezinnen met kinderen: veel zee in de buurt maar ook bergen en mooie oude steden (m.n. Syracusa en Noto zijn erg mooi).
We had a great time in Sicily. The house is very nice & clean, situated really close to the sea. Nicola has made a nice booklet with tips on local restaurants and sites to visit, which is really helpful. And if you have questions, Nicola is really communicative.
Overall, a very nice house, certainly something to consider if you want to visit eastern Sicily!
We zijn hartelijk ontvangen door de familie van Nicola, we werden van de luchthaven opgehaald waarna ze ons helemaal naar het huis hebben gebracht. Het is een heerlijk huis, met een zeer uitgebreide beschrijving wat te doen in de omgeving. Een aanrader, aangezien het op een prima afstand ligt voor bezoekjes aan de Etna, Syracuse, Noto en Taormina. Die kant van het eiland heeft minder makkelijk vindbare zandstranden, wat wij wel gemist hebben.
About the Host, Nicola
Sono Siciliano e adoro viaggiare! Mi piace esplorare posti e culture nuovi. Vietnam, cambogia, cuba, zambia, botswana, sri lanka, giappone, oman, libia e tunisia le destinazioni dei miei ultimi viaggi. Il mio prossimo viaggio (il primo nella lista dei desideri): Norvegia, con il sole di mezzanotte!