Villa Balestrate

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Sleeps: 6 - 8 Bedrooms: 4 Bathrooms: 4

Overview

Pool Ideal for Kids Walk to Beach Walk to Village

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.

Enjoy...

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What you should know…

  • 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

Property Features

Private Pool Air-Con BBQ Ground Floor Bed & Bath Cable TV DVD

The Villa

Ground Floor
- Living and dining area
- Terrace
- Two double bedrooms
- Communal bathroom, with shower

Lower Floor
- Kitchen: fridges, freezer, toaster, cooker with hobs, 2 electric ovens and microwave
- Double bedroom, with terrace & en-suite shower room
- Double bedroom
- Two communal bathrooms

Exterior
- Private swimming pool, with slide (7m x 4m, with a depth of 1.30m): hydro massage corner, salty water
- Poolside shower
- Terraces, with Mediterranean gardens
- Outside kitchen & barbecue
- Porch, with dining area
- Sun loungers

More facilities...

- Washing machine
- Dishwasher
- Iron
- Hairdryer
- Stereo system & I-pod docking station
- CD player
- Safe
- 6 AC units, one in each room

Location

About the surrounding area of Villa Balestrate
Walk to Beach Walk to Village Walk to Restaurant <1hr to Airport Watersports 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 Fontanarossa

(26km)

Nearest Town/City

(Walking Distance)

Nearest Restaurant

(Walking Distance)

Nearest Bar/Pub

(Walking Distance)

Nearest Golf Le Saie Golf Club

(45km)

Nearest Beach Sandy beach

(Walking Distance)

Nearest Tennis Tennis Club Umberto

(15km)

Nearest Supermarket

(4 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 Kids Ideal for Teens

Baby and Toddler Equipment

  • High Chair(s)

Kids Activities Close-by

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

Onsite Facilities

  • DVD

Extras

Oliver's Extras

  • Welcome Hamper & Drinks

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

Simply fill in the concierge request form or contact the Oliver’s Concierge Team.

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 payable cash on arrival
Arrival time 4.00 - 9.00 p.m
Arrival time 10.00 am
Energy costs included? Included in the rental price (up to 300 Kwh per week)
Linen & towels included? Linens, towels & pool towels included in rental price.
Internet access? Wi-Fi Connection
End of stay cleaning included? Included in the rental price
Heating costs included? Included in the rental price (up to 300 Kwh per week)
Pets welcome? Pets not allowed
Changeover day Flexible
Minimum stay 7 Nights
Tax Tourist tax not included in the rental price
Insurance It is recommended that all guests take out insurance to cover against potential cancellation and any accidental damage caused during your stay at the property.
Smoking Allowed? No smoking inside the villa
Other Ts and Cs Swimming pool open from 10/03 - 10/11

Rental Rates

Prices based on an occupancy of 6 people:

Rental period Weekly
Nov 15th 2019 - Dec 21st 2019 £2,251
Dec 21st 2019 - Jan 4th 2020 £3,015
Jan 4th 2020 - Apr 11th 2020 £2,251
Apr 11th 2020 - May 23rd 2020 £3,015
May 23rd 2020 - Jun 27th 2020 £3,517
Jun 27th 2020 - Jul 25th 2020 £5,426
Jul 25th 2020 - Aug 22nd 2020 £6,330
Aug 22nd 2020 - Aug 29th 2020 £5,426
Aug 29th 2020 - Sep 26th 2020 £3,517
Sep 26th 2020 - Oct 24th 2020 £3,015
Oct 24th 2020 - Dec 19th 2020 £2,251
Dec 19th 2020 - Jan 2nd 2021 £3,015
Jan 2nd 2021 - Apr 10th 2021 £2,251
Apr 10th 2021 - May 18th 2021 £3,015

Prices based on an occupancy of 8 people:

Rental period Weekly
Nov 15th 2019 - Dec 21st 2019 £2,814
Dec 21st 2019 - Jan 4th 2020 £3,517
Jan 4th 2020 - Apr 11th 2020 £2,814
Apr 11th 2020 - May 23rd 2020 £3,517
May 23rd 2020 - Jun 27th 2020 £4,220
Jun 27th 2020 - Jul 25th 2020 £5,426
Jul 25th 2020 - Aug 22nd 2020 £6,330
Aug 22nd 2020 - Aug 29th 2020 £5,426
Aug 29th 2020 - Sep 26th 2020 £4,220
Sep 26th 2020 - Oct 24th 2020 £3,517
Oct 24th 2020 - Dec 19th 2020 £2,814
Dec 19th 2020 - Jan 2nd 2021 £3,517
Jan 2nd 2021 - Apr 10th 2021 £2,814
Apr 10th 2021 - May 18th 2021 £3,517

Prices based on an occupancy of 6 people:

Rental period Weekly
Nov 15th 2019 - Dec 21st 2019 €2,470
Dec 21st 2019 - Jan 4th 2020 €3,308
Jan 4th 2020 - Apr 11th 2020 €2,470
Apr 11th 2020 - May 23rd 2020 €3,308
May 23rd 2020 - Jun 27th 2020 €3,859
Jun 27th 2020 - Jul 25th 2020 €5,954
Jul 25th 2020 - Aug 22nd 2020 €6,947
Aug 22nd 2020 - Aug 29th 2020 €5,954
Aug 29th 2020 - Sep 26th 2020 €3,859
Sep 26th 2020 - Oct 24th 2020 €3,308
Oct 24th 2020 - Dec 19th 2020 €2,470
Dec 19th 2020 - Jan 2nd 2021 €3,308
Jan 2nd 2021 - Apr 10th 2021 €2,470
Apr 10th 2021 - May 18th 2021 €3,308

Prices based on an occupancy of 8 people:

Rental period Weekly
Nov 15th 2019 - Dec 21st 2019 €3,088
Dec 21st 2019 - Jan 4th 2020 €3,859
Jan 4th 2020 - Apr 11th 2020 €3,088
Apr 11th 2020 - May 23rd 2020 €3,859
May 23rd 2020 - Jun 27th 2020 €4,631
Jun 27th 2020 - Jul 25th 2020 €5,954
Jul 25th 2020 - Aug 22nd 2020 €6,947
Aug 22nd 2020 - Aug 29th 2020 €5,954
Aug 29th 2020 - Sep 26th 2020 €4,631
Sep 26th 2020 - Oct 24th 2020 €3,859
Oct 24th 2020 - Dec 19th 2020 €3,088
Dec 19th 2020 - Jan 2nd 2021 €3,859
Jan 2nd 2021 - Apr 10th 2021 €3,088
Apr 10th 2021 - May 18th 2021 €3,859

Prices based on an occupancy of 6 people:

Rental period Weekly
Nov 15th 2019 - Dec 21st 2019 $2,723
Dec 21st 2019 - Jan 4th 2020 $3,647
Jan 4th 2020 - Apr 11th 2020 $2,723
Apr 11th 2020 - May 23rd 2020 $3,647
May 23rd 2020 - Jun 27th 2020 $4,255
Jun 27th 2020 - Jul 25th 2020 $6,565
Jul 25th 2020 - Aug 22nd 2020 $7,659
Aug 22nd 2020 - Aug 29th 2020 $6,565
Aug 29th 2020 - Sep 26th 2020 $4,255
Sep 26th 2020 - Oct 24th 2020 $3,647
Oct 24th 2020 - Dec 19th 2020 $2,723
Dec 19th 2020 - Jan 2nd 2021 $3,647
Jan 2nd 2021 - Apr 10th 2021 $2,723
Apr 10th 2021 - May 18th 2021 $3,647

Prices based on an occupancy of 8 people:

Rental period Weekly
Nov 15th 2019 - Dec 21st 2019 $3,404
Dec 21st 2019 - Jan 4th 2020 $4,255
Jan 4th 2020 - Apr 11th 2020 $3,404
Apr 11th 2020 - May 23rd 2020 $4,255
May 23rd 2020 - Jun 27th 2020 $5,106
Jun 27th 2020 - Jul 25th 2020 $6,565
Jul 25th 2020 - Aug 22nd 2020 $7,659
Aug 22nd 2020 - Aug 29th 2020 $6,565
Aug 29th 2020 - Sep 26th 2020 $5,106
Sep 26th 2020 - Oct 24th 2020 $4,255
Oct 24th 2020 - Dec 19th 2020 $3,404
Dec 19th 2020 - Jan 2nd 2021 $4,255
Jan 2nd 2021 - Apr 10th 2021 $3,404
Apr 10th 2021 - May 18th 2021 $4,255

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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