About This Listing
A magical villa with stunning views overlooking the sea in the middle of hundreds of old olive and fruit trees. Private pool, heated outside jaccuzzi, spacious and tranquility. 10 minutes drive from the nearest sandy beaches. Paradise.
Nature at her best. A Garden of Eden looking at the sea and olive trees. This stylish recently renovated 1850 country house is nestled on the slopes of Mount Etna. Breathtaking sea view with panoramas of the Nebrodi mountain range, Taormina, Giardini Naxos, the Ionian Sea and even the southernmost reaches of the Italian mainland. The nature reserve Marina di Cottone beach at Fiumefreddo is only 9 km away.
Furnished for outdoor living and surrounded by the rural nature. Tastefully decorated by art and antique dealers.
A main bed room with matrimonial size bed, a second bedroom with 2 single or double bed and a small third small bedroom with double bed. Fully equipped modern kitchen with dishwasher, oven, etc.... The living room has a sofabed that can sleep one additional person. On each floor there is a bathroom with shower.
On the lower terrace you have an inviting swimming pool (7 by 4 mt and 1,5 mt deep). Outside on the house terrace there is a heated jacuzzi and outdoor covered kitchen. You have over one hectare (2,5 acres) of land to explore with hundreds of old olive and fruit trees in this very private setting. Ideal for naturists.
The house can accommodate up to 7 guests but best with a maximum of 6 persons.
We (try to) speak English, French, Dutch, German and Italian.
Sicily is waiting for you and this tucked away jewel is one of the best kept secrets in the Etna north area between Catania and Taormina. Privacy, beauty and peace, the ideal, family, romantic or honeymoon hideaway.
Included in your stay is a visit to the Terre di Trente wine yards in Linguaglossa (6 km) and a free sample degustation of wine and olive oil. There is a 10% discount voucher for any purchase of wine and olive oil for guests. The cold pressed olive oil comes from the trees on this property. We ship all over Europe, so perfect to order up a case of wine and olive oil to come in the mood for your holiday.
Upper Floor: Three bedrooms, bathroom with shower, outdoor kitchen, outdoor covered lounge space, outdoor heated jacuzzi with a sea view.
Ground floor: Fully equipped kitchen with dishwasher, oven, fridge, freezer, etc..., living and dining area, bathroom with shower.
Air conditioning in living room/kitchen and master bedroom.
The house is approx 4 km away from the nearest towns Presa, Piedmonte Etneo, so a car is essential for this house.
Airport Catania (Fontarossa) = 57 km / 45 min
Airport Comiso = 125 km
Airport Palermo = 225 km
Catania center = 44 km / 45 min
Golf Picciole = 16 km
Taormina = 24 km / 30 min
Giardini Naxos = 16 km / 20 min
Beach Marina di Cotone = 9 km / 15 min
IMORTANT NOTES AND FAQ :
1. NOT INCLUDED is the cleaning fee of 80 Euros which is to be paid in cash UPON ARRIVAL. Please check the villa when you come. If there is anything that doesn’t look up to your standards of cleanliness, report it immediatly.
2. NOT INCLUDED in the price are the bedsheets and bathtowels. You can rent them the price of 20 Euro per set. This is to be paid in cash UPON ARRIVAL. If you are more than one guest, please let us know how many beds we should make up for you.
3. NOT INCLUDED is the consumption of water, gas and electricity. Water and gas is charged at 1 euro per person per day and is paid UPON ARRIVAL. Electricity is with a meter and is calculated at the end of the stay (0,4 euro per kW)
3. There is air-conditioning and heating.
4.. There is NO washer nor dryer in the villa
5.. Check out our "HOUSE RULES" for some more useful info!
6. Also available for long term rentals, ask for special rates and conditions.
7. Our calendar is always up to date, if the apartment is free, YOU CAN BOOK INSTANTLY.
8 We prefer to communicate in English or Dutch, but if you like you can write to us in Flemish, Dutch, English, Italian, French and German.
9. For every communication use the Airbnbsite. I check it every day. I DO NOT check my other emails on a daily base, so please don’t use my other email account!!!!
10. I have written an extensive guidebook with all the best addresses and places to go and visit. If you would like to receive a copy of it in advance, just send me an email. A printed copy will be available in the house.
11. Thank you for reading til the end and enjoy your stay.….
No animals allowed. Please re-frame from smoking inside the house,
Please do not leave any garbage on the property. You are more than welcome to take hikes and have pick-nicks, but please take a plastic bag with you for the garbage and to pick fruit.
It is by law forbidden to make (camp)fires in the whole of Sicily because of the high risk of fires. The Forest Police is constantly overlooking the hills from watch post (even at night) and when caught, the fines are high. There is however a barbeque available which can be used on the large terrace outside.
Séjour très agréable en ce début avril, la piscine était trop froide, on le savait mais le jacuzzi à 35°C à largement compensé.
Le chemin pour accéder à la maison est surprenant (étroit et pentu), mais on s'habitue.
La maison est propre et conforme au descriptif. Cadre idyllique sur les pentes de l'Etna à 450 m d'altitude au milieu des oliviers avec une large vue dominante sur la mer et Toarmina sur son pic rocheux à l’horizon.
Filip et Trente sont à l'écoute et arrangeant. Je recommanderais sans hésiter ce logement à mes amis.
Pleasant stay in early April, we knew the pool was too cold , the hot tub at 35 ° C compensated largely. The way to reach the house is surprising (narrow and steep), but you get used to. The house is clean and consistent with the description. Idyllic setting on the slopes of Etna at 450 m above sea level amidst olive trees with a wide view over the sea and Toarmina on its rocky peak on the horizon. Filip and Trento are attentive and accommodating. I would definitely recommend this accommodation to my friends.
Das Haus hat eine schöne Terrasse mit einem tollen Ausblick. Leider konnten wir die Außenanlage nicht viel nutzen , da das Wetter zu schlecht war. Dafür genossen wir umso mehr Trentes tolle CD Sammlung und machten es uns im Wohnzimmer gemütlich, wenn wir nicht unterwegs waren. Wir hatten vorher nicht realisiert , dass das Wohnzimmer ein Stockwerk tiefer liegt und deswegen nicht den Blick zur Terrasse und dem herrlichen Ausblick hat. Das fanden wir schade, es steht aber in der Beschreibung. Die Kakis aus dem Garten schmeckten köstlich und inspirierten uns zum Marmelade kochen. Trente war eine hilfsbereite und nette Gastgeberin. Sie kümmerte sich sofort um ein Heißwasserproblem und nahm beim Abschied auch gerne ein paar Anregungen entgegen.
Wir freuen uns auf einen nächsten Sizilienurlaub !
The house has a beautiful terrace with a great view . Unfortunatly we could not use the outside as the weather was too bad . We enjoyed all the more trentes great CD collection and made ourselves comfortable in the living room when we were not traveling . We had not previously realized that the living room is one floor down and therefore does not have the view to the terrace and the great view. We thought that was a shame , but it is mentioned in the description. The persimmons from the garden were delicious and inspired us to cook jam . Trente was a helpful and gracious host. She took care immediately to a hot water problem and gave us some good suggestions. We look forward to a next Sicily holiday!
We had a lovely stay at Trente and Filip's villa. Everything was as described and as we were lucky enough to have great sunny weather we were able to make the most of using all the great outdoor facilities that the villa has to offer - hot tub, swimming pool, barbeque etc.
The information folder which Trente and Filip leave in the villa is also very helpful with all sorts of tips on nearest supermarkets, beaches, recommended restaurants etc. We made full use of it!
Overall we had a very enjoyable and comfortable stay and would love to be able to visit again!
Great location and lovely house. A perfect spot for seeing the lovely sites around Etna. The house was clean and child friendly, the only downside with there not being a bath but that was my fault for overlooking it and we managed perfectly with a shower. The outside kitchen area was really nice when having bbqs and the views were spectacular. Thank you for having us!
We (two couples and one child) stayed at Trente’s and Filip’s for two weeks and a few days in late September and early October. We enjoyed our holidays a lot, the house is a fine place to retreat. The huge area with olive and fig trees that surrounds the house is beautiful and very peaceful. You are welcome to use all fruits from the garden which we enjoyed a lot. There is a fantastic view over the coastline. The closest beach is a fifteen-minute ride from the house, and it is worth a visit. If you’re looking for a quiet place and don’t mind using your car to get to the nearest alimentary for bread etc. (it is only a five-minute ride, but walking there would be tough given the local geography…), this location is a good choice. When we met Filip he gave us some useful hints on nice spots and places to go in the vicinity. The first couple of days we had some minor issues (hot water wasn’t running) that could be resolved. What’s more, the baby bed was broken and we had to improvise to be able to use it. It finally worked, and probably Filip has fixed or replaced it in the meantime. Go there with close friends only as the house has paper thin walls! It wasn’t a problem for us, though. We enjoyed the pool and especially the Jacuzzi very much; when it comes to the deck chairs and especially the cushions, however, we need to add that their best days are definitely behind them. Having said that, we like to add: Try the delicious organic wine that is available!
The house absolutely lived up to Trente's descriptions and photos. It looked beautiful in the pictures and it was beautiful. The house is finished very nicely and is very comfortable - both bathrooms were stylish and recently fitted. If anything, the pictures don't do justice to the views from the terrace and pool area. You can sit staring for hours, and we did.
There are extras to pay on top of the headline price - three of us ended up paying an extra €200 for six days - but these are explained by Trente up front so were not a surprise. It's still very good value despite this.
Sicily treats tourists with a predatorial (not professional) approach. Nobody thinks long term. Everybody is after your money and they try to get as much as possible giving as little as they can.
In this property we had to pay for having bed linen and bathroom towels (just one set for €20 per person). The electricity charge is a round figure of €50 based on readings that you don't see. Cleaning €80. And so on.
Nothing really works here and you are left with the problems. One example: rubbish collection is controlled by the mafia in most of the island. So the service is not delibered. When you ask where do we put the rubbish? The reply is put it in your car and drive around until you find a container. Most of them are on the beach (12km away) ... and so on...
This was our first and our last holiday in Sicily.
Sorry to hear you didn't enjoy your stay in Sicily. Perhaps next time don' forget to rent a car in high season, so I don't spend time and money to arrange and pick you up for free and without a thank you. Don't forget to print out the reservation sheet so you have the address and road description with you and know how to find the villa on your own, without having to depend on other people. Please use the swimming pool robot, so I don't have to empty the swimming pool after you leave because it turned green. Please take out the rubbish on a daily base when you go out for excursions, so the animals don't get into the garbage. Please keep your word when we make an appointment with the airco technician, so people don't waste their time and energy. Please pay for the wine you drank and left without paying. Please put in chlore tablets in the jaccuzzi so the water says clear. We mark clearly in our description what is to be paid extra upon arrival. You should think about who is the predator in this story before you present yourself as a victim .... If you would have read the description and guidelines BEFORE you book and come over, there would be no discussion. Your choice, not ours. I could go on for another page with all the things you 'forgot' to do, but I guess you get the point. Thank you for deciding this was your last holiday in Sicily, what a relief. Thank you.
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About the Host, Trente
We are a small international team and our main goal is to make your stay in one of our properties a memorable experience.
I (Trente) am an African American-Canadian fashion designer, model and writer and have lived and worked in New York, Paris,Tokyo, Karachi and Montreal before coming Brussels almost 20 years ago. I know the city very well and am happy to share with you all its wonderful hidden secrets. I have prepared an exclusive guidebook that will be available in your apartment on the best shops, resto's, sight seeings and museums. On request I can email it to you so you can prepare your stay better. I am currently writing a book on meditation, healing and anti-aging.
With my Belgian husband, Filip, who is an interior designer, art and antique dealer and wine maker, I share my time between living in nature on the Etna volcano Island of Sicily and the city of Brussels. I gladly invite you to come and have a look at our art gallery in Brussels or to taste our own produced biological Etna wine and olive oil 'Terre di Trente' .
Our Russian housekeeper, Ludmila, moved to Brussels more than 20 years ago and will be happy to welcome you and give all the information you need to make your stay a unique experience. She speaks French and Russian and she will smile a lot if you communicate in any other language. She prides herself that the apartments are the 'cleanest places in Brussels city'.
Together we are at your service to create your home ... away from home.
Life is a summation of your dreams. If it doesn't flow, then let it go.
Our neighbour, Thierry, is a very expereinced guide and can take you for trekkings on and around the Enta Vulcano. Go and say hello, he lives up the hill in Casa Gallida.Località Presa Piedimonte Etneo CT 95017
Have a typical siciian breakfast : Granita con brioche; a scraped ice with coffee or natural fruit flavours together with a sweet brioche. Yes this is breakfast!!! The best brioche in town!!Via Roma Linguaglossa Sicilia 95015
Go with a guide on a donkey trekking on the Etna. Fun assured for adults and kids.Via del Pomiere Sicilia 95015
The best pizza in the whole region. Sit near to the pizza oven and watch Antonio make his pizza or sit outside on the terrace. Ask for the draft beer in icecooled glasses.Via Roma Linguaglossa Sicilia 95015
Sit outside and have a spritz and go people watching. The meeting place in town. Try there sweets and ice cream. Very good wine list and great for apperitive.Via Roma Linguaglossa Sicilia 95015
One of the better restaurants in the area. All dishes are made with local ingredients ... KMzero.Via Umberto I Linguaglossa Sicily 95015
Our favorite place for lunch or dinner. This old palazzo was transformed into a boutique hotel with excellent restaurant. Best winelist in the region.Via Guglielmo Marconi Linguaglossa CT 95015
Drive to Linguaglossa and then take the road up Etna Nord. At the end of the road you can park your car and rent 4*4 jeeps to go all the way to the top of the crater. You can also walk.Via Mareneve Linguaglossa 95015
The nearest golf club, only a 15 minute drive. One of the most beautifull and challenging golfclubs in Italy.S. S. 120 Castiglione di Sicilia Sicily 95012
The nearest beach, a 15 minute drive down the hill.Fiumefreddo Sicilia
The gorges of the Alcantara river. You can pay for the elevator to take you down or just go outside there are steps (free) to come to this nature miracle. Take picnic and spend the day. Amazing.Via Nazionale Motta Camastra Sicily 98030
The place to be if you like winetasting. Extensive winelist. Very good pizza. Great place to meet local wineproducers.Via Nazionale 159 ((fr. Solicchiata)) Castiglione di Sicilia Sicily 95012
This bio donkey farm produces donkey milk, cosmetic products, soaps, etc... Hundresd of donkeys from dwarfs to giants all in one farm. Worth visiting, especially with kids.Via Miscarello Salice Zafferana Etnea Sicilia 95019
Probably one of the best wine shops in the province of messina. Also a lot of other delicatesse food.Corso Umberto Taormina Sicilia 98039
The most touristic place of Sicily worth a day visit. Greek theatre, great (expensive) shops, nice ambiance. Parc your car in the parking lot, free shutlle busTaormina Sicily
Waouw... this is an experience. Pietro is able to awaken all your culinary senses. Close enough to heaven to stay here a bit longer, heaven can wait. Pricy but worth it.Taormina 98039
Only open for lunch, a treat for anyone who likes seafood. Over 30 little appetizers with raw, marinated, fried and cooked seafood. Try the Terre di Trente wine with it and ... heaven can waitVia Giovanni Verga Acireale Sicily 95024
Take the hop on- hop off tourist bus when you go to Catania. Ticket valid the whole day and it gets you everywhere around with good explanation about the history of this marvellous ancient town.Piazza del Duomo Catania Sicilia
The biggest shopping mall in Italy.Contrada Valcorrente Belpasso Sicily 95032
If you like water and wanna have some fun with your kids, this is a great place to go to. Go from early in the morning, check their website for special rates. You can bring your own picnic.Belpasso 95032
Shop untill you drop .... a whole new village in the middle of nowhere only with outlet stores.Contrada mandre Bianche Agira EN 94011