Villa Etna

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Sleeps: 8 - 10 Bedrooms: 5 Bathrooms: 5

Overview

Pool
Sustainable Collection
Ideal for Kids

Immerse yourself in nature and enjoy splendid views over an organic vineyard at Villa Etna, fantastically positioned on the southern slopes of Mount Etna, in the east of Sicily. Bordered by majestic olive trees and rolling greenery, the rustic-chic country house has been recently renovated and is the perfect base for exploring all the glory this island off the coast of Italy has to offer.

The charming house comes with Juliet balconies and wooden window shutters painted in the azure hues of the nearby ocean. Step inside the white-washed interior to discover a modern kitchen – every minimalist lover’s dream. Fitted with first-class appliances and a long island bar, it leads to a light-flooded living and dining area with views over the terraced gardens below.

Patterned tiles and classical paintings create an artistic yet cosy setting, effortlessly drawing upon the island’s aristocratic influences. Most of bedrooms look out towards the volcanic landscape and the Simeto valley and some even boast private terraces made for sun worshipping or enjoying star gazing in the evening.

On sunny days, disappear in the rows of vineyards beneath looming Mount Etna or lay down a blanket in the private gardens full of fruit and olive trees. The infinity pool mirrors the contemporary feel of the interiors, yet it manages to blend seamlessly into the romantic setting while offering a place where you can effortlessly refresh.

Surrounded by a volcanic landscape where the remains of magma intertwine with lush greenery, the area is well known for its fertile volcanic soils that support extensive agriculture. Vineyards and orchards spread across the lower slopes – so put on your walking shoes and set out to explore the breathtaking scenery before cooling down with a glass of wine in one of the nearby towns.

Less than a 5-minute drive away, the local village benefits from amenities such as supermarkets, a post office perfect for sending holiday photographs back home, and a few cosy bars, restaurants and bakeries selling local delicacies.

Alternatively, a 30-minute drive will bring you to Sicily’s second largest city, Catania. Once the most important cultural, artistic and political centre, it has been home to some of Italy's most famous artists and it is filled with beautiful plazzas, Baroque and Renaissance architecture as well as a sun-kissed coastline ideal for soaking up the stunning Italian weather.

Enveloped by vast gardens extending as far as the eye can see, Villa Etna is an elevated take on rural simplicity great for those looking to escape the strain and stress of everyday life.

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What you should know…

  • Please note that the villa's terraced gardens feature many steps and uneven stone surfaces.
  • Please be careful around the property’s many balconies and terraces, especially with curious little ones.
  • The friendly and unobtrusive owner lives on-site in an adjacent cottage. He is happy to help with any queries you may have during your stay.
  • 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.

This home is a part of our Sustainable Collection!

  • Saltwater infinity pool
  • Vineyards and olive groves
  • Carbon neutral emmisons – Ecollective
  • Use of solar panels, rainwater collection
  • Organic producer of wine and extra virgin olive oil

Property Features

Private Pool Wi-Fi/Internet Air-Con BBQ Safety Deposit Box Hairdryer Heating Caretaker/Owner on Site

Tourist Licence Number : 19087058B528095

Villa Interior (200m2)

Ground Floor (with outside access)

- Family suite with connecting rooms (separated by a door)and terrace. In the first room, there is a double bed (140x200cm), air-conditioning and en-suite bathroom with a shower and WC. In the second little room, there is a sofa bed (suitable for 1 child)
- Bedroom with double bed (160x200cm) (can be made into 2 single beds on request) with air-conditioning, en-suite bathroom with a shower, WC and terrace

First Floor (accessed via an external staircase)

- Kitchen with induction hob, oven, microwave, kettle toaster, dishwasher and coffee machine and doors leading outside
- Living room with sofas, dining table, air-conditioning and balcony
- Bedroom with double bed (160x200cm) (can be made into 2 single beds on request), air-conditioning and en-suite bathroom with bath, shower and WC
- Bedroom with double bed (160x200cm) (can be made into 2 single beds on request), air-conditioning and terrace
- Bathroom with shower and separate WC in the corridor

Second Floor

- Double bedroom with double bed (140x190cm), air-conditioning and en-suite bathroom with shower and WC

Outside Grounds

- Infinity saltwater pool (14m x 3.5m, max depth: 1.10m)
- Pool terrace with sun loungers
- Vantage point with chairs and views over the vineyards
- Terrace with al-fresco dining table, covered by umbrella
- Shared garden
- Barbecue
- Deckchairs
- Private parking (for 3 or 4 cars)

Facilities

- WiFi
- Air-conditioning
- TV
- Heating
- Fan
- Washing machine
- Iron and ironing board

Location

About the surrounding area of Villa Etna
<1hr to Airport Watersports Walking/Hiking Paths Wine Tasting Tennis Nearby Cycling Fishing Outstanding Landscapes Outdoor Pursuit & Activities Tourist Towns & Villages Historical Sites Boat Trips
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Villa Etna benefits from an ideal location nestled on the southern slopes of Mount Etna, with plenty of opportunities to explore the coal-tinted crater of Europe’s most active volcano as well as the turquoise shores of the Ionian Sea.

Step outside to the beautiful countryside filled with endless fields of citrus and olive groves before setting out for a walk along the mountainous terrain. Two well-known walking trails are virtually at your doorstep – notably Monte Nero Degli Zappini takes you through lava fields, lava flow caves and forests before reaching the Botanical Garden New Gussonea. The Schiena dell’ Assino is the easiest path through a thick pine forest with rocky soil. A cable car reaching the altitude of 2500 metres is also a sought-after choice for those who want to enjoy unspoilt views minus the effort.

When your legs require some rest, treat yourself to a well-deserved day ‘off’ at the beach in the seaside city of Catania, just a 30-minute drive away. This holiday destination has a long sandy beach lined with parasols, avenues of palm trees and seasonal bars where you can easily go from an aperitif to afternoon snooze.

Those who long for some hustle and bustle won’t be disappointed either - the ancient city is bursting at its seams with iconic landmarks, galleries, museums and rumbling flea markets attracting tourists all year round. Plus, it’s home to an array of family-owned trattorias and first-class restaurants serving photogenic plates full of pasta and pizza. What else could you possibly wish for?

For more exploring, why not plan a day trip to the Amalfi-style Taormina, located just over an hour’s drive away and popular for its clifftop panoramas across the Mediterranean. Here you can admire the Ancient theatre of Taormina, visit the Isola Bella beach (accessible via an aerial tramway dating back to 1992) and walk around the historic streets before spending the evening bar hopping and tasting the island’s unique wines.

Syracuse – a city notable for its rich Greek and Roman history – is also an hour’s drive away. Being the birthplace of the pre-eminent mathematician and engineer Archimedes, it lures crowds of tourists with its UNESCO World Heritage Site-listed old town along with the Necropolis of Pantalica among many other landmarks.

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Local Amenities
Nearest Airport Catania Airport

(34km)

Nearest Train Station Paterno`

(9km)

Nearest Village

(2km)

Nearest Restaurant

(1km)

Nearest Bar/Pub

(1.5km)

Nearest Supermarket

(1km)

Nearest Town Nicolosi

(7km)

Nearest City Catania

(27km)

Nearest Beach Catania

(27km)

Region

Eastern Sicily, a captivating region in Italy, boasts a rich tapestry of history, culture, and natural beauty that leaves visitors spellbound. This part of Sicily, with its enchanting landscapes and charming towns, offers a myriad of attractions and activities that beckon travellers from around the world.

Kids

Best Suited For: All Ages
Ideal for Kids Ideal for Teens

The best activity to entertain both teenagers and smaller children is spending the day hiking up to the active volcano Mount Etna. No matter your capabilities, there are plenty of guided tours to suit all levels, taking you through the stunning landscape, with cinematic views waiting for you at the peak. In Greek mythology there are many stories of a deadly monster Typhon that was tapped under the mountain by Zeus, the king of gods – and children will love listening to all the mysterious tales as they scutter along the way.

When it’s time to go home, head to the Etna Flow – an amusement park with a large pool, climbing wall, skate and bike area as well as plenty of space for soaking up the sunshine. Located less than 20 minutes away by car, it’s ideal for cooling down and giving little ones a well-deserved opportunity to splash around in the water before getting back on the road. Another park worth exploring is Etnaland, full of rollercoasters, water rides, dinosaurs and attractions for the entire family.

On other days, you might want to visit Catania, Sicily’s second largest city based on the east coast and facing the Ionian Sea. It is home to a long-stretching sandy beach where you can relax and refuel, while keeping tabs on sand-castle building little ones. To escape the heat, simply head to the old town to walk around its sprawling plazzas, eat delicious gelato and admire exuberant late-baroque architecture. With plenty of museums, galleries and green parks for both relaxation and play, it’s a must-visit place great for a family day trip.

Baby and Toddler Equipment

  • Cot(s)
  • High Chair(s)

Kids Activities Close-by

  • <1hr to Airport
  • Watersports
  • Tennis Nearby
  • Cycling
  • Fishing
  • Outdoor Pursuit & Activities
  • Tourist Towns & Villages
  • Historical Sites

Extras

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

Extra services included at this property:

- Welcome Basket

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!

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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 or by credit card to the owner upon arrival and refunded upon departure, subject to full inspection.
Arrival time 4.00 p.m. - 8.00 p.m.
Departure time 10.00 a.m.
Energy costs included? Fair usage policy applies. Excess over 85 Kwh per week charged at €0.33 per Kwh. Electricity used will be calculated based on meter readings at the beginning and the end of the lease period.
End of stay cleaning included? Yes. 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 Flexible.
Minimum stay 5 nights. All other durations on request.
Heating costs included? Yes.
Pool towels included? Yes.
Linen & towels included? Yes.
Tax Italian Visitors Tax payable locally in cash (typically costs €1-€5 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, loss of personal belongings, personal liability and any accidental damage caused during their stay.
Internet access? WiFi internet access included.
Smoking Allowed? Outside only.
Pets welcome? Not allowed.
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 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 Up to one cot is free. If needed, please enquiry at the time of booking, or at least a month before arrival.

Rental Rates

Prices based on an occupancy of 10 people:

Rental period 5 Nights Weekly
Jul 23rd 2024 - Aug 3rd 2024 £3,904 £5,465
Aug 3rd 2024 - Aug 12th 2024 £3,943 £5,520
Aug 12th 2024 - Aug 31st 2024 £4,381 £6,133
Aug 31st 2024 - Dec 14th 2024 £3,108 £4,355
Dec 14th 2024 - Apr 4th 2025 £3,902 £5,465
Apr 4th 2025 - Jun 28th 2025 £3,836 £5,374
Jun 28th 2025 - Aug 2nd 2025 £4,337 £6,075
Aug 2nd 2025 - Aug 30th 2025 £4,867 £6,814
Aug 30th 2025 - Dec 13th 2025 £3,836 £5,374
Dec 13th 2025 - Jan 24th 2026 £4,337 £6,075

Prices based on an occupancy of 10 people:

Rental period 5 Nights Weekly
Jul 23rd 2024 - Aug 3rd 2024 €3,904 €5,465
Aug 3rd 2024 - Aug 12th 2024 €3,943 €5,520
Aug 12th 2024 - Aug 31st 2024 €4,381 €6,133
Aug 31st 2024 - Dec 14th 2024 €3,108 €4,355
Dec 14th 2024 - Apr 4th 2025 €3,902 €5,465
Apr 4th 2025 - Jun 28th 2025 €3,836 €5,374
Jun 28th 2025 - Aug 2nd 2025 €4,337 €6,075
Aug 2nd 2025 - Aug 30th 2025 €4,867 €6,814
Aug 30th 2025 - Dec 13th 2025 €3,836 €5,374
Dec 13th 2025 - Jan 24th 2026 €4,337 €6,075

Prices based on an occupancy of 10 people:

Rental period 5 Nights Weekly
Jul 23rd 2024 - Aug 3rd 2024 $3,904 $5,465
Aug 3rd 2024 - Aug 12th 2024 $3,943 $5,520
Aug 12th 2024 - Aug 31st 2024 $4,381 $6,133
Aug 31st 2024 - Dec 14th 2024 $3,108 $4,355
Dec 14th 2024 - Apr 4th 2025 $3,902 $5,465
Apr 4th 2025 - Jun 28th 2025 $3,836 $5,374
Jun 28th 2025 - Aug 2nd 2025 $4,337 $6,075
Aug 2nd 2025 - Aug 30th 2025 $4,867 $6,814
Aug 30th 2025 - Dec 13th 2025 $3,836 $5,374
Dec 13th 2025 - Jan 24th 2026 $4,337 $6,075

Please note that these prices/rates are a guide only and may not be correct at the current date. For an accurate quote, please enquire.

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