About this listing
Wonderful place for a summer vacation for up to 4 pex with a direct access to the sea. It is a great choice both for a seaside relaxation and as a starting point to explore the Sicilian east coast. Etna, Catania, Taormina are a short drive away.
Our lovely 2 bedroom house has direct access to the sea/ a volcanic beach (scogliera), located in the middle of the Ionian riviera, it is ideal for a family of 2-4 people. The house is separate, there is nobody else in it, so all the place is for you.
The strong points of this house are:
*Your own house with a small flourishing garden
You'll have two lemon trees, basilic and flowers planted just for you. Nobody else in this building (unlike most of the other options - apartments in the shared residential buildings).
Privacy, dinners outside under the lemon tree, lounge and sunbathe area, secured prviate parking - all for you
*Very close to the sea
You can go for your first plunge in the day just in a swimming suit - so close it is. If you come for a summer/seaside vacation you may not need anything but a swimming suit for the whole period of your stay. The crystal clean waters are just a few steps away.
*Cooking and eating outside - if you don't like the smell of food in the house, you can cook at our summer kitchen which is in full function and is outside the house - oven, grill for the bbq, table for cooking - everything you may need. The other kitchen which is inside, is also fully equipped.
*In summer months (especially July and August) the neighbourhood becomes very 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
House, bbq zone, garden/terrace, direct semi-private access to the beach, reserved and safe parking.
You will be completely independent in this house and enjoy maximum privacy. You can expect a perfect romantic vacation or a great family holiday where both you and your kids will have a wonderful time.
Interaction with Guests
We'll be happy to anwer all your questions and help you plan a wonderful vacation.
During your stay we'll be available 24/7 for emergency.
For anything out of order please let us know ASAP, we will do everything to fix the issue immediately.
Acireale is a nearby city, and the the house is located 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.
Both Stazzo and Santa Tecla have cafes, restaurants, pizzerias and a local supermarket to buy food. The closest pizzeria/restaurant is 15 min on foot away along the road connecting these two towns.
Etna, Taormina, Messina, Siracuse, Catania are all relatively close and can be reached by car in 20-60 minutes.
We 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 few kilometres away uphill, and few transportation options are available right next to the house. Having a car would be very useful for the trips.
Other Things to Note
*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.
*If you have no idea of what volcanic beach ('scogliera') is, please check either the photos or (SENSITIVE CONTENTS HIDDEN) 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 equipped with everything basic and necessary for a comfortable living. However, if you have any special request or question - please check with us.
*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. The cost for loosing or breaking the modem is 120 Euro.
*We can help organise tours upon request.
We hope you will feel at home and treat the house as your home. Please switch off air-con and light when leaving.
The price for loosing or damaging the portable Wi-Fi modem is 120 Eu.
All tourist maps, sim-card, modem and other equipment given to you for the stay should be left in the house in good order.
For destroying or damaging furniture, walls, outside territory etc. the charges may apply.
* leave air-con off when leaving the apartment
* throw away the garbage before check-out
* wifi available with a limit of 100 MB a day