Villa Balestrate

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Sleeps: 6 - 8 Bedrooms: 4 Bathrooms: 4

Overview

Pool Beach Nearby Ideal for Kids

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Nothing captures the imagination of a holiday in Sicily like the Baroque cities, ancient ruins and of course the magnificent Mount Etna. So, a holiday in Acireale in the sun-blessed Southeast of the island is always a great idea. Yes, this city has it all. Sitting on a layer of volcanic rock between the Mediterranean Sea and the iconic volcano itself, you'll also discover the fantastic Piazza del Duomo, streets lined with traditional trattorias, bars and cafes and world renowned carnival - at the right time of year, of course.

Right in the midst of Acireale's Timpa nature reserve, you'll find Villa Balestrate blending in perfectly with its pretty surroundings. Lush Mediterranean shrubs frame the terrace overlooking that deep blue Ionian Sea - ideal for relaxing on a sun lounger, G&T in hand. Or, you might be too busy in the unique-shaped turquoise swimming pool set above the house - especially when you realise it has its own slide. Good luck with trying to keep the kids off that one! Although, as part of a villa complex, you may be able to tempt them with a walk down the private path to the sea below.

Feeling peckish? Throw together a fresh bowl of pasta or succulent grilled seafood platter at the outdoor kitchen so you don't miss out on any of the fun in the sun.

Such panoramic seas vistas and a fantastic swimming pool make Villa Balestrate a fantastic holiday break, and that's before you've even entered this lovely holiday home. Inside, a bright yet cosy living room awaits you. Featuring inviting sofas, you can sit back and relax with a good book or magazine while gazing out on yet more sea views from the floor-to-ceiling glass doors opening out on to the terrace. With an open plan dining area, it's a fabulous space to share with family or friends.

The bedrooms are plentiful too. Four bedrooms, sleeping up to eight people, with four bathrooms means there will be no arguing over whose turn it is to have a shower! Individually decorated, the bedrooms are stylishly simple with little characteristic touches in the rustic wooden furnishings or artwork. One of the bedrooms has doors opening out on to the terrace for a fantastic morning view of the sea.

Make use of the nearby Santa Tecla Palace for the use of additional facilities, at an extra cost.

With satellite TV, an iPod docking station and Wi-Fi you'll have all the creature comforts of home, but with the wonderful aspects that come with staying in a Sicilian villa such as this - those sea views for a start.

Oliver Approved

What you should know…

  • This property features 6 air-conditioning units
  • The area at the bottom of the complex's private path is rocky, so make sure you have your beach shoes
  • Although villa is very near to Acireale and some lovely beaches, it's worth hiring a car to explore the rest of south-east Sicily (you'll be glad you did...)
  • When minimum occupancy is booked, certain rooms may not be accessible (subject to owner's discretion) - best to enquire with us beforehand
  • Please note that published rates are only valid for the current year. Any bookings for subsequent years will be on request only and correct rates will be confirmed at the time of booking
  • Please note that your booking will only be confirmed once we have checked availability with the owner or their property manager

Property Features

Private Pool Wi-Fi/Internet Air-Con BBQ Ground Floor Bed & Bath Satellite TV DVD

1) 6 guests = 3 bedrooms (first floor), 3 bathrooms
2) 8 guests = 4 bedrooms, 4 bathrooms

The Villa


Ground Floor

- Fully-equipped kitchen with fridges, freezer, dishwasher, toaster, cooker with hobs, 2 electric ovens and microwave
- Double bedroom
- Bathroom with shower
- Double bedroom (accessed from the outside) with ensuite bathroom with shower

First Floor


- Living room with LCD TV
- Two double bedrooms
- Bathroom with shower

Outside Grounds

- Private salt-water swimming pool, with slide and hydromassage corner (7m x 4m, depth 1.30m), open approximately mid-April to mid-November
- Terraces, with Mediterranean gardens
- Outside kitchen & barbecue
- Porch with dining area
- Poolside shower
- Bathroom
- Dressing room
- Sun loungers and parasols

Facilities

- Wi-Fi
- 6 air-conditioning units
- Two TVs with satellite
- Stereo system & I-pod docking station
- CD player
- DVD player
- Washing machine
- Iron
- Hairdryer
- Safe
- Mosquito nets 

Location

About the surrounding area of Villa Balestrate
Beach Nearby Walk to Restaurant <1hr to Airport Watersports Tennis Nearby Horse Riding Outstanding Landscapes Outdoor Pursuit & Activities Tourist Towns & Villages
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If you were cast away on an island, you may want that island to be Sicily, a beguiling place of contrasts. From bewitching Baroque hilltop towns to sun-blessed beaches, ancient Greek temples, Roman theatres, astounding food and an iconic volcano - it's certainly one of Italy's top draws.

Here, in the south-east of Sicily you'll discover the most stunning examples of those Baroque cities. Enter Syracuse, home to one of the greatest ancient Greek theatres that's still in use today, a Roman amphitheatre, picturesque piazzas, sandy beaches and olive-green seas. Or, the beautiful town of Ragusa, renowned for its jaw-dropping buildings and wonderful Piazza Duomo, brimming with bars and restaurants (a few Michelin star ones at that). And then there's Modica. What can we say? Aside from its world renowned chocolate, the churches, palazzi and bewitching buildings that line the narrow streets of Upper and Lower parts of the city are joyous.

Acireale, another Baroque town. Overlooking the Ionian Sea, its fascinating architecture, a world renowned carnival, historic churches and that fact it's near the magnificent Mount Etna - are real pulls.

Sightseeing done, head for the beach. Crescent shaped sandy bays, rugged coastlines, rocky coves and long stretches of white sand await you - with enough water sports to keep the whole family entertained. Or, you could just relax in the glorious southern sun of course, with an arancino or two. The local street food in Sicily is unsurpassing.

Local Amenities
Nearest Airport Catania

(35 km)

Nearest Airport 2 Comiso

(110 km)

Nearest Restaurant

(800 m)

Nearest Bar/Pub

(800 m)

Nearest Golf Castiglione di Sicilia

(36 km)

Nearest Tennis

(3 km)

Nearest Supermarket Acireale

(4 km)

Nearest Town/City Acireale

(4 km)

Nearest Beach Riposto

(15 km)

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: All Ages
Ideal for Babies & Toddlers Ideal for Kids Ideal for Teens

Baby and Toddler Equipment

  • Cot(s)
  • High Chair(s)

Kids Activities Close-by

  • Beach Nearby
  • Walk to Restaurant
  • <1hr to Airport
  • Watersports
  • Tennis Nearby
  • Horse Riding
  • Outdoor Pursuit & Activities
  • Tourist Towns & Villages

Onsite Facilities

  • DVD

Services Available

  • Breakfast Available
  • Maid Service Available

Extras

Oliver's Extras

  • Transfers Available
  • Breakfast Available
  • Maid Service Available
  • Welcome Drink & Basket (Breakfast Items) Included
  • Boat/Car/Bike Rental Available
  • Guided Tours 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 drink & basket (breakfast items)
- Mid-stay cleaning (4 hours)

Extras available at this property (payable locally):

- Welcome buffet/breakfast service
- Extra cleaning
- Extra change of linen
- Guided Tours
- Transfers
- Beauty treatments
- Boat/car/bike rental
- Personal shopper

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

Terms & Conditions

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

Security deposit €1000 paid in cash to the owner upon arrival and refunded upon departure, subject to full inspection.
Arrival time 4.00 - 9.00 p.m. Late arrivals, if agreed, will be charged €50 (paid locally).
Departure time 8.00 a.m. - 10.00 am
Energy costs included? Yes, included up to 300kWh per week. Extra consumption fee of €0.40 per kWh (paid locally).
Linen & towels included? Yes.
Internet access? Wi-Fi internet access included.
End of stay cleaning included? Yes, and mid-stay cleaning included. 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.
Heating costs included? Yes, included up to 300kWh per week. Extra consumption fee of €0.40 per kWh (paid locally).
Pets welcome? Not allowed.
Changeover day Flexible.
Minimum stay 7 Nights. All other durations on request.
Tax Italian Visitors Tax payable locally in cash (typically costs €1-€3 per adult per night- please enquire if exact amount is required).
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.
Smoking Allowed? Outside only.
Other Ts and Cs The pool is open approximately mid-March to mid-November. Please note that pool opening dates are subject to local weather conditions and pool maintenance requirements and that cooler months may not be suitable for swimming.
Pool towels included? Yes.
Other Ts and Cs Please note that published rates are only valid for the current year. Any bookings for subsequent years will be on request only and correct rates will be confirmed at the time of booking.
Other Ts and Cs Please note that your booking will only be confirmed once we have checked availability with the owner or their property manager.
Other Ts and Cs Weddings, stag/hen parties and any special events are not allowed.
Other Ts and Cs This property features 4 air-conditioning units.

Rental Rates

Prices based on an occupancy of 6 people:

Rental period Weekly
Mar 31st 2020 - Apr 11th 2020 £2,350
Apr 11th 2020 - May 23rd 2020 £3,232
May 23rd 2020 - Jun 27th 2020 £3,819
Jun 27th 2020 - Jul 25th 2020 £5,665
Jul 25th 2020 - Aug 22nd 2020 £6,714
Aug 22nd 2020 - Aug 29th 2020 £5,665
Aug 29th 2020 - Sep 26th 2020 £3,819
Sep 26th 2020 - Oct 24th 2020 £3,232
Oct 24th 2020 - Dec 19th 2020 £2,350
Dec 19th 2020 - Jan 9th 2021 £3,232
Jan 9th 2021 - Apr 10th 2021 £2,350
Apr 10th 2021 - May 22nd 2021 £3,232
May 22nd 2021 - Jun 26th 2021 £3,819
Jun 26th 2021 - Jul 24th 2021 £5,665
Jul 24th 2021 - Aug 21st 2021 £6,714
Aug 21st 2021 - Aug 28th 2021 £5,665
Aug 28th 2021 - Sep 25th 2021 £3,819
Sep 25th 2021 - Oct 2nd 2021 £3,232

Prices based on an occupancy of 8 people:

Rental period Weekly
Mar 31st 2020 - Apr 11th 2020 £2,938
Apr 11th 2020 - May 23rd 2020 £3,819
May 23rd 2020 - Jun 27th 2020 £4,553
Jun 27th 2020 - Jul 25th 2020 £5,665
Jul 25th 2020 - Aug 22nd 2020 £6,714
Aug 22nd 2020 - Aug 29th 2020 £5,665
Aug 29th 2020 - Sep 26th 2020 £4,553
Sep 26th 2020 - Oct 24th 2020 £3,819
Oct 24th 2020 - Dec 19th 2020 £2,938
Dec 19th 2020 - Jan 9th 2021 £3,672
Jan 9th 2021 - Apr 10th 2021 £2,938
Apr 10th 2021 - May 22nd 2021 £3,819
May 22nd 2021 - Jun 26th 2021 £4,553
Jun 26th 2021 - Jul 24th 2021 £5,665
Jul 24th 2021 - Aug 21st 2021 £6,714
Aug 21st 2021 - Aug 28th 2021 £5,665
Aug 28th 2021 - Sep 25th 2021 £4,553
Sep 25th 2021 - Oct 2nd 2021 £3,819

Prices based on an occupancy of 6 people:

Rental period Weekly
Mar 31st 2020 - Apr 11th 2020 €2,470
Apr 11th 2020 - May 23rd 2020 €3,396
May 23rd 2020 - Jun 27th 2020 €4,014
Jun 27th 2020 - Jul 25th 2020 €5,954
Jul 25th 2020 - Aug 22nd 2020 €7,057
Aug 22nd 2020 - Aug 29th 2020 €5,954
Aug 29th 2020 - Sep 26th 2020 €4,014
Sep 26th 2020 - Oct 24th 2020 €3,396
Oct 24th 2020 - Dec 19th 2020 €2,470
Dec 19th 2020 - Jan 9th 2021 €3,396
Jan 9th 2021 - Apr 10th 2021 €2,470
Apr 10th 2021 - May 22nd 2021 €3,396
May 22nd 2021 - Jun 26th 2021 €4,014
Jun 26th 2021 - Jul 24th 2021 €5,954
Jul 24th 2021 - Aug 21st 2021 €7,057
Aug 21st 2021 - Aug 28th 2021 €5,954
Aug 28th 2021 - Sep 25th 2021 €4,014
Sep 25th 2021 - Oct 2nd 2021 €3,396

Prices based on an occupancy of 8 people:

Rental period Weekly
Mar 31st 2020 - Apr 11th 2020 €3,088
Apr 11th 2020 - May 23rd 2020 €4,014
May 23rd 2020 - Jun 27th 2020 €4,786
Jun 27th 2020 - Jul 25th 2020 €5,954
Jul 25th 2020 - Aug 22nd 2020 €7,057
Aug 22nd 2020 - Aug 29th 2020 €5,954
Aug 29th 2020 - Sep 26th 2020 €4,786
Sep 26th 2020 - Oct 24th 2020 €4,014
Oct 24th 2020 - Dec 19th 2020 €3,088
Dec 19th 2020 - Jan 9th 2021 €3,859
Jan 9th 2021 - Apr 10th 2021 €3,088
Apr 10th 2021 - May 22nd 2021 €4,014
May 22nd 2021 - Jun 26th 2021 €4,786
Jun 26th 2021 - Jul 24th 2021 €5,954
Jul 24th 2021 - Aug 21st 2021 €7,057
Aug 21st 2021 - Aug 28th 2021 €5,954
Aug 28th 2021 - Sep 25th 2021 €4,786
Sep 25th 2021 - Oct 2nd 2021 €4,014

Prices based on an occupancy of 6 people:

Rental period Weekly
Mar 31st 2020 - Apr 11th 2020 $2,720
Apr 11th 2020 - May 23rd 2020 $3,740
May 23rd 2020 - Jun 27th 2020 $4,420
Jun 27th 2020 - Jul 25th 2020 $6,558
Jul 25th 2020 - Aug 22nd 2020 $7,772
Aug 22nd 2020 - Aug 29th 2020 $6,558
Aug 29th 2020 - Sep 26th 2020 $4,420
Sep 26th 2020 - Oct 24th 2020 $3,740
Oct 24th 2020 - Dec 19th 2020 $2,720
Dec 19th 2020 - Jan 9th 2021 $3,740
Jan 9th 2021 - Apr 10th 2021 $2,720
Apr 10th 2021 - May 22nd 2021 $3,740
May 22nd 2021 - Jun 26th 2021 $4,420
Jun 26th 2021 - Jul 24th 2021 $6,558
Jul 24th 2021 - Aug 21st 2021 $7,772
Aug 21st 2021 - Aug 28th 2021 $6,558
Aug 28th 2021 - Sep 25th 2021 $4,420
Sep 25th 2021 - Oct 2nd 2021 $3,740

Prices based on an occupancy of 8 people:

Rental period Weekly
Mar 31st 2020 - Apr 11th 2020 $3,400
Apr 11th 2020 - May 23rd 2020 $4,420
May 23rd 2020 - Jun 27th 2020 $5,270
Jun 27th 2020 - Jul 25th 2020 $6,558
Jul 25th 2020 - Aug 22nd 2020 $7,772
Aug 22nd 2020 - Aug 29th 2020 $6,558
Aug 29th 2020 - Sep 26th 2020 $5,270
Sep 26th 2020 - Oct 24th 2020 $4,420
Oct 24th 2020 - Dec 19th 2020 $3,400
Dec 19th 2020 - Jan 9th 2021 $4,250
Jan 9th 2021 - Apr 10th 2021 $3,400
Apr 10th 2021 - May 22nd 2021 $4,420
May 22nd 2021 - Jun 26th 2021 $5,270
Jun 26th 2021 - Jul 24th 2021 $6,558
Jul 24th 2021 - Aug 21st 2021 $7,772
Aug 21st 2021 - Aug 28th 2021 $6,558
Aug 28th 2021 - Sep 25th 2021 $5,270
Sep 25th 2021 - Oct 2nd 2021 $4,420

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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