La Lanterna Delle Stelle

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Sleeps: 6 Bedrooms: 3 Bathrooms: 3

Overview

Wow Factor
Quirky Pets Welcome Hot Tub Walk to Beach Walk to Village Romantic

Early Bird 2021

Book your 2021 villa holiday by the 28th February and receive:
•    Welcome Hamper on Arrival
•    Up to £100 Private Chef Voucher
•    Free change on dates if restrictions mean you can't travel
•    Ts&Cs apply

Is there a finer place to be than on your spacious and stylish roof terrace, next to the lighthouse’s original lantern, staring out towards Mount Etna and the sparkling sea, perhaps with a glass of Sicilian white wine in hand?

On the south-eastern coast of Sicily, just north of Syracuse, it’s no wonder that Lanterna Delle Stelle has featured across a variety of glossy magazines – this is a dreamlike home that has been painstakingly restored over very recent years. Originally dating back to the early 20th century, the architect and designers have created a unique place which greatly respects its natural and historic surroundings yet offers the 21st century luxuries that you would expect to find in such a contemporary and high-end abode.

The interiors are all about sleek design, beautiful furnishings and state-of-the-art appliances from the professionally equipped kitchen to the Smart TV with Sky and Bluetooth speakers throughout. Upstairs, two indulgent bedrooms feature romantic bath tubs as well as spacious showers whilst guests in the third double bedroom have a spa-style bathroom downstairs with a hammam and chromotherapy shower.

Across the open-plan living space you will be stopped in your tracks by the remarkable views from picture-perfect windows yet step outside and the vistas will take your breath away even more. Relax in the hot tub outside gazing over to mighty Mount Etna or climb the spiral stairs towards the top of the lighthouse and be amazed by the gorgeous roof terrace and incredible landscapes around you.

A privileged position on the seafront, with direct access to the sea, you are surrounded by history with an impressive 15th century Aragonese castle beside you and a former fishing village a few steps behind. Enjoy sea-food and other regional delights in local restaurants, many with equally wonderful views, followed by a cocktail as you soak up the village’s charming ambience.

From the terraces, watch boats pass by or arrange your own skipper for the day and set sail on the owner’s Italian gozzo, a traditionally styled boat available to hire, perfect for exploring the hidden corners of south-eastern Sicily.

Visit nearby beaches from sandy shores to idyllic rocky coves, explore the island’s remarkable natural landscapes such as the Necropolis of Pantalica and spend time in Sicily’s wonderful cities and towns from vibrant Catania to stunning Syracuse, just forty minutes away and home to the enchanting island of Ortigia, a UNESCO World Heritage site.

Surrounded by sea, history and remarkable nature, La Lanterna Delle Stelle is an exceptional place to stay allowing you to fully experience authentic Sicily in a grand and unique setting.

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What you should know…

  • If visiting with young children, outdoor supervision is needed due to the unique nature of the layout and low-walled terraces
  • It's wonderful being so close to the village and to be able to soak up its vibrant ambience, especially in the summer when you may be able to hear music playing from the village whilst in the lighthouse 

Property Features

Wi-Fi/Internet Air-Con Hot Tub BBQ Smart TV Sauna/Steam Working Fireplace Heating

Lighthouse Interiors

Main Floor

-    Open-plan living room with Smart TV and central fireplace
-    Open-plan kitchen-diner, professionally equipped including dishwasher, microwave, fridge, ice-maker and wine cabinet. Doors lead to al-fresco dining terrace
-    Bathroom with shower (with chromotherapy feature) and hammam

Upper Floor

-    2 x bedrooms with double bed, bath (in the room) and large shower
-    Bedroom with double bed

Outside Grounds

-    Large roof terrace with outdoor seating and sea views (accessed via spiral stairs)
-    Terrace with al-fresco dining area
-    Hot tub with sea view 
-    Barbecue
-    Direct access to sea (via steep steps and wooden walkway)
-    Private parking

Facilities

-    Wi-Fi
-    Air-conditioning
-    Smart satellite TV with Sky and Netflix
-    USB sockets
-    Bluetooth speakers (living area and bedrooms)
-    Portable Bluetooth speaker (for outside)
-    Hammam
-    Hot tub
-    Washing machine and dryer

Location

About the surrounding area of La Lanterna Delle Stelle
Walk to Beach Walk to Village Walk to Restaurant <1hr to Airport Walking/Hiking Paths Wine Tasting Cycling Fishing Outstanding Landscapes Outdoor Pursuit & Activities Tourist Towns & Villages Historical Sites Scuba Diving Boat Trips Seafront
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Lanterna Delle Stelle is set at the very end of an authentic Sicilian former fishing village, perfectly located between Syracuse and Catania, with incredible sea views towards the bay of Catania and Mount Etna.

It’s a privileged position, just in front of an impressive 15th century castle (not open to visitors) and a short stroll to the heart of the old fishing village, a charming place to spend time alongside locals and tourists alike. The village has a great ambience, especially in the summer when you may be able to hear music from the village in the lighthouse.

There is a handful of restaurants serving seafood and other Sicilian delights, a small supermarket and other amenities as well as cafes and bars, some with yet more wonderful sea and Etna views. The little marina on the canal is a lovely place to watch boats go by and at various points around the village there are rocky edges you can swim from.

Beach lovers can drive a little further north to find long stretches of sandy shores such as Spiaggia Agnone Bagni (15km) or find rocky and sandy coves along the Costa Saracena, around a 15-20 minute drive away. Heading south, park and then walk down the rocky paths to reach idyllic swimming spots around Vetrano or with even steeper access the Sbarcatore dei Turchi is another special place, especially ideal for snorkelling. South of Syracuse, the well known beaches of Fontane Bianche (50km) and Arenella (47km) can be reached in around 45 minutes by car.

A visit to the historic and stunning city of Syracuse is a must during your stay in south-eastern Sicily. The island of Ortigia, connected to the mainland via one of three bridges, will captivate you as you wander around the winding lanes, admiring beautiful Baroque palaces, spotting cacti on narrow balconies, catching glimpses of the sea and dining in authentic restaurants and bars. The cathedral will take your breath away, set in an impressive piazza lined with cafes and restaurants. A visit to the Saturday morning market is also a wonderful experience, followed by a coffee or granita as you watch the world go by.

Noto (65km) can also be reached in an hours drive, another town filled with historic treasures, or spend the day in bustling Catania (42km), getting to know the island’s capital and its fascinating history and culture.

Further afield, Taormina (103km) is a magical place to spend the day with its exquisite architecture and views or discover the deep south of the island with enchanting towns such as Modica and Ragusa, both around 100km away.

History lovers can drive to the dramatic landscapes around the Necropolis of Pantalica (30km) whilst the nature reserve at Cassibile is an incredible place for hiking and swimming with its 10km long canyon and wonderful natural scenery.

Local Amenities
Nearest Airport Catania Fontanarossa Airport

(38km)

Nearest Village

(Within 100m)

Nearest Restaurant Local village

(Within 100m)

Nearest Bar/Pub Local village

(Within 200m)

Nearest Supermarket Local village

(Within 500m)

Nearest Beach Access to sea from walkway and rocky ledge

(Just below the lighthouse )

Nearest Town Augusta

(7km)

Nearest City Syracuse

(32km)

Nearest Golf I Monasteri Golf

(47km)

Region

Sicily is a picturesque and serene island, that somehow also seems to be full of drama. Choose your own adventure from your luxury villa in Sicily; whether you’re all about exploring history, food and drink or want to spend your time soaking up the sun. Mount Etna dominates the landscape, it’s active presence providing forests, mountainsides and cold lava streams to explore. The cities are bustling with activity in the form of markets, theatres and great shopping – all in the shelter of beautiful ancient streets. Learn more about the type of holiday in Sicily you’d like to experience with our handy travel guide – packed with tips, inspiration and things to add to your holiday to-do list.

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Kids

Best Suited For: Teens
Ideal for Teens

When travelling with children it will be great to be so near the local village, whether heading out for pastries in the morning or joining the locals in the late afternoon, wandering around soaking up the joyful and authentic ambience. Watch boats go by in the pretty marina by the canal and enjoy a delicious gelato on the way home.

Across the village there are spots to swim from the rocks or younger children may prefer the sandy shores around Spiaggia Agnone Bagni, around 15km away. The beaches south of Syracuse, Fontane Bianche and Arenella, are also lovely places for children with a good range of facilities. Many of the beaches along the south-eastern coastline offer a variety of watersports to keep families entertained.

If visiting Catania for the day, look up various museums across the city or spend time playing in the impressive parks and squares. Syracuse and the island of Ortigia are also sure to enchant younger guests with such historic sights and an overall charming atmosphere. As well as picking up gelato, granita and all sorts of other sweet treats, other attractions in Ortigia include boat excursions to the local caves which will excite all the family.

Baby and Toddler Equipment

  • Pushchair
  • Cot(s)
  • High Chair(s)

Kids Activities Close-by

  • Beach Nearby
  • Walk to Beach
  • Walk to Village
  • Walk to Restaurant
  • <1hr to Airport
  • Cycling
  • Fishing
  • Outdoor Pursuit & Activities
  • Tourist Towns & Villages
  • Historical Sites

Services Available

  • Breakfast Available
  • Chef/Cook Available
  • Maid Service Available

Extras

Oliver's Extras

  • Pre-Stocked Fridge Available
  • Transfers Available
  • Breakfast Available
  • Chef/Cook Available
  • Maid Service Available
  • Welcome Hamper and Toiletries Included
  • Boat Trips with Skipper Available

At Oliver’s Travels we pride ourselves on going that little bit further for our guests. From private chefs to babysitters we can help you arrange those little extras that make it a truly memorable holiday. Simply fill in the concierge request form or contact the Oliver’s Concierge Team who will be happy to help. We can typically help you arrange any of the following:

- Maid service/extra cleaning
- Private chef/cook/catering
- Welcome hamper/pre-stocked fridge
- Local day-trips or tours
- Airport pick-up/drop-off
- Babysitting / childcare services

Extras included at this property:

- Welcome hamper
- Toiletries
- Mid-week clean and linen change

Extras available at this property (payable locally):

- Boat trip with skipper
- Chef
- Breakfast
- Grocery delivery
- Extra cleaning
- Airport transfers

Please note that all extras are subject to availability and must be requested in advance of the holiday (prices on request). Due to some rural/remote locations, not all services will be available at all properties. However, we will always do our best to fulfil your requests!

Oliver's Travels Chef Service: A Gourmet Dining Experience
Make hosting a memorable dinner party at your villa an absolute breeze with our superb Chef Service. Our chefs will take care of everything for you from start to finish so you can just sit back and enjoy the gastronomic experience. They will bring all the necessary ingredients, cook and serve the food and even clean up afterwards. To find out more visit www.oliverstravels.com/chefs

Event information

Please note that any event rental may be subject to additional charges, venue hire fees and to a higher security deposit, which will be in addition to any published rental rates and fees.
 
All events are on request only and subject to prior agreement from the owner, who reserves the right to refuse all events without their prior authorisation.

Terms & Conditions

These terms and conditions may be amended from time to time.

Security deposit €2000 paid via bank transfer to the owner two weeks before arrival and refunded two weeks after departure, subject to full inspection.
Arrival time 5.00 p.m.
Departure time 10.00 a.m.
Energy costs included? Yes.
Heating costs included? Yes.
Linen & towels included? Yes, including mid-week linen change. Beach towels also included.
End of stay cleaning included? Yes, plus mid-week clean on a Wednesday. However, guests are required to leave the accommodation clean, tidy and in the same condition as on their arrival. Any extra cleaning, laundry, maintenance and/or rubbish disposal required will be charged against the security deposit.
Changeover day Saturday.
Minimum stay 7 nights.
Smoking Allowed? Outside only.
Pets welcome? Small dogs/cats may be allowed, on request only and with prior agreement with the owner.
Internet access? Wi-Fi internet access is included.
Insurance Guests are required to be in possession of a valid insurance policy, which covers them for cancellations, personal belongings, public liability and any accidental damage caused during their stay.
Tax Italian Visitors Tax payable locally in cash (typically costs €1-€3 per adult per night- please enquire if exact amount is required).
Other Ts and Cs A cot, highchair and pushchair are available on request.
Other Ts and Cs Weddings, stag/hen parties and any special events are on request only and subject to prior arrangement with the owner and additional charges.

Rental Rates

Prices based on an occupancy of 6 people:

Rental period Weekly
Jan 15th 2021 - Mar 1st 2021 £3,051
Mar 1st 2021 - Apr 1st 2021 £3,559
Apr 1st 2021 - May 1st 2021 £4,576
May 1st 2021 - Jun 1st 2021 £5,084
Jun 1st 2021 - Jul 1st 2021 £5,592
Jul 1st 2021 - Aug 1st 2021 £6,609
Aug 1st 2021 - Sep 1st 2021 £7,626
Sep 1st 2021 - Oct 1st 2021 £6,101
Oct 1st 2021 - Nov 1st 2021 £5,592
Nov 1st 2021 - Jan 1st 2022 £4,067
Jan 1st 2022 - Mar 1st 2022 £3,051
Mar 1st 2022 - Apr 1st 2022 £3,559
Apr 1st 2022 - May 1st 2022 £3,559
May 1st 2022 - Jun 1st 2022 £5,084
Jun 1st 2022 - Jul 1st 2022 £5,592
Jul 1st 2022 - Jul 19th 2022 £6,609

Prices based on an occupancy of 6 people:

Rental period Weekly
Jan 15th 2021 - Mar 1st 2021 €3,225
Mar 1st 2021 - Apr 1st 2021 €3,763
Apr 1st 2021 - May 1st 2021 €4,838
May 1st 2021 - Jun 1st 2021 €5,375
Jun 1st 2021 - Jul 1st 2021 €5,913
Jul 1st 2021 - Aug 1st 2021 €6,988
Aug 1st 2021 - Sep 1st 2021 €8,063
Sep 1st 2021 - Oct 1st 2021 €6,450
Oct 1st 2021 - Nov 1st 2021 €5,913
Nov 1st 2021 - Jan 1st 2022 €4,300
Jan 1st 2022 - Mar 1st 2022 €3,225
Mar 1st 2022 - Apr 1st 2022 €3,763
Apr 1st 2022 - May 1st 2022 €3,763
May 1st 2022 - Jun 1st 2022 €5,375
Jun 1st 2022 - Jul 1st 2022 €5,913
Jul 1st 2022 - Jul 19th 2022 €6,988

Prices based on an occupancy of 6 people:

Rental period Weekly
Jan 15th 2021 - Mar 1st 2021 $3,920
Mar 1st 2021 - Apr 1st 2021 $4,574
Apr 1st 2021 - May 1st 2021 $5,880
May 1st 2021 - Jun 1st 2021 $6,534
Jun 1st 2021 - Jul 1st 2021 $7,187
Jul 1st 2021 - Aug 1st 2021 $8,493
Aug 1st 2021 - Sep 1st 2021 $9,800
Sep 1st 2021 - Oct 1st 2021 $7,840
Oct 1st 2021 - Nov 1st 2021 $7,187
Nov 1st 2021 - Jan 1st 2022 $5,227
Jan 1st 2022 - Mar 1st 2022 $3,920
Mar 1st 2022 - Apr 1st 2022 $4,574
Apr 1st 2022 - May 1st 2022 $4,574
May 1st 2022 - Jun 1st 2022 $6,534
Jun 1st 2022 - Jul 1st 2022 $7,187
Jul 1st 2022 - Jul 19th 2022 $8,493

Please note that prices may not be 100% accurate for dates outside of the current calendar year. For an accurate quote, please enquire.

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