Villa Sul Mare

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Sleeps: 10 - 16 Bedrooms: 8 Bathrooms: 9

Overview

Pool Ideal for Kids Walk to Beach Walk to Village All Bedrooms En-Suite

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On a rocky outcrop right above the sea in a traditional fishing village close to the town of Acireale is luxurious Villa Sul Mare. The villa's seafront position means clear and unspoilt views over the water, nearby marina and dramatic lava rock formations. Villa Sul Mare also offers direct sea access, with a terrace letting you slip into the water with ease.

Halfway between Catania and Taormina, the baroque town of Acireale is just 15 minutes away by car. Sandy beaches, ancient sites and fascinating towns and cities all await with a stay at Villa Sul Mare.

And this five to eight-bedroom villa is a wonder in itself. The white, modern interior feels fresh and bright. And elegant pops of colour reflect the blues, greys and neutral tones of the surrounding coastal landscapes. Marine-inspired art and furnishings made from natural materials create a look that channels beach house vibes.

After days of sun, sea, sand and sightseeing, let the sofa in the open-plan living/dining space take the weight off. The sea is a constant presence here, with views over the water through doors that lead out to the main terrace. Relax and dine indoors or enjoy al-fresco drinks and dinners on the terrace. Each en-suite bedroom is as refined as the communal spaces, with terrace or balcony terrace access. Start every morning with a deep breath of sea air and end nights with drinks under the stars.

Stargazing is just as special in and around Villa Sul Mare's pretty gardens. The draped gazebo with sofa is an especially romantic spot. But the highlight is most definitely the long swimming pool that overlooks the sparkling sea.

Sandy beaches that are easy to reach from Villa Sul Mare include those in the Giardini Naxos and Recanati areas. There's also Mazzarò, Isola Bella, and the golden stretch of La Playa in the city of Catania to visit. Iconic Mount Etna can be reached in less than an hour by car.

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What you should know…

  • Please note that the 10-guest rate is only available from beginning-September to mid-June approximately. During high season, only the 16-guest rate is available
  • The 10-guest rate includes the first floor of the villa only (not the ground floor) whilst the 16-guest rate includes the whole villa (ground and first floor). Please see the "Features" tab for full details.
  • The first floor (which is home to the main entrance) is accessed via an external staircase.
  • 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.
  • Please note that the use of any external caterers and/or contractors is not permitted.

Property Features

Private Pool Wi-Fi/Internet Air-Con BBQ Hairdryer All Bedrooms En-Suite Ground Floor Bed & Bath Smart TV Table Tennis Table Football Heating Waterfront

Tourist License Number: 1°P: 19087004C205289

1) First Floor only - 5 en suite bedrooms (10-person rate)
2) Whole villa including ground floor - 8 en suite bedrooms (16-person rate - available mid-June 2022 onwards only)

Villa Interiors (240 m2)

Ground Floor (accessed from the outside)

- Large living room with sitting room, dining room and kitchen
- Bedroom with king-size bed, en-suite bathroom with bath
- Bedroom with twin beds, en-suite bathroom with shower
- Bedroom with double bed, en-suite bathroom with shower
- Games room with table tennis, table football and punch bag

First Floor (accessed via external staircase)

- Open-plan living/dining room with sofas, TV, dining table for eight guests, doors to terrace
- Open-plan kitchen with oven, hob, fridge, freezer, microwave, dishwasher, Nespresso machine, black coffee percolator, kettle, mixer, toaster, doors to outside
- Laundry room
- 2 x bedrooms with king-size beds, doors to terrace, en-suite bathrooms with showers
- Bedroom with double bed, doors to terrace, en-suite bathroom with shower
- Bedroom with double bed, en-suite bathroom with shower
- Bedroom with French bed, doors to terrace, en-suite bathroom with shower

Outside Grounds

- Swimming pool (20m x 6m, depth: 1.5 to 4m), open approximately April to early-November
- Garden with lawn, trees, plants, sun loungers
- First-floor terrace with dining table for eight guests, sofas, seating
- Gazebo with sofa
- Barbecue
- Bathroom with shower
- Parking

Facilities

- Wi-Fi
- Air-conditioning
- Smart TVs (x4)
- Iron
- Hair dryer
- Table tennis
- Table football
- Punch bag
- Washing machine (x2)

Location

About the surrounding area of Villa Sul Mare
Walk to Beach Walk to Village Walk to Restaurant <1hr to Airport Watersports Sailing Walking/Hiking Paths Tennis Nearby Cycling Fishing Outstanding Landscapes Outdoor Pursuit & Activities Tourist Towns & Villages Historical Sites Scuba Diving Boat Trips Seafront
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The sea couldn't be much closer at Villa Sul Mare, with direct access to the water from its pretty outside space via terraces and rocks. Just a short stroll away is the village marina, where you can watch boats passing peacefully across the water. Restaurants and other amenities such as a bar and post office are also easy to reach. Enjoy walks along the rocks and black sand of the shoreline, with lots of inlets and hidden nooks to explore.

Just a 15-minute drive away is the attractive town of Acireale. It lies at the foot of Mount Etna and offers stunning views over the Ionian Sea, as well as a wealth of Baroque architecture. Highlights are Piazza del Duomo, the Basilica of San Sebastiano and the church of San Pietro e Paolo. For one week in February, the town is especially vibrant when it plays host to one of Sicily's most-famous festivals. Stop and take in the sight of flower-covered floats and masked parades making their way down streets to lively music.

Sandy beaches can be found all along the coast here, with some of the best in the Giardini Naxos and Recanti area. Turn relaxing on the sand into a great day out by driving to the ancient city of Catania. One of the most-popular beaches here is La Playa, with its golden sand and family-friendly facilities. Catania is also bursting with history. Sightseeing must-visits include Palazzo Biscari and the Cathedral of Sant’Agata.

Another historic town that's easy to reach by car is Taormina. Perched on a hilltop, the views over the sea and out to Mount Etna from ancient Greek theatre, Teatro Antico di Taormina, are breathtaking.

Mount Etna itself is around a 50-minute drive away. The iconic, still-active volcano is well worth the extra journey time to experience. Hike around lunar-like landscapes or take the cable car up to the summit.

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Local Amenities
Nearest Airport Catania

(40km)

Nearest Village

(500m)

Nearest Restaurant

(200m)

Nearest Bar/Pub

(450m)

Nearest Shop Santa Tecia

(3.5km)

Nearest Beach Riposto

(12km)

Nearest Town Acireale

(8km)

Nearest City Catania

(25km)

Nearest Tennis Acireale

(8km)

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

With direct sea access at Villa Sul Mare, you can be splashing around in the water in mere minutes. For sandy beaches head to various scenic spots along the coast, such as the Giardini Naxos/Recanati area. And drive south along the coast to reach the city of Catania within 40 minutes. It has a long stretch of golden sand, as well as lidos and playgrounds.

Casa delle Farfalle is a charming place to visit for the younger ones especially. This park and garden features a wonderful butterfly house, playground and picnic area.

For something more fast-paced, head to Monti Rossi Adventure Park. It's set within a scenic forest and features exciting zip lines, nets, platforms and ropes for children to challenge themselves on. Another fun destination is the theme park Etnaland, with its roller coasters, rides, slides and wave pool.

Baby and Toddler Equipment

  • Cot(s)
  • High Chair(s)

Kids Activities Close-by

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

Onsite Facilities

  • Table Tennis
  • Table Football
  • Waterfront

Services Available

  • Chef/Cook Available

Extras

Oliver's Extras

  • Transfers Available
  • Chef/Cook 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

Extras included at this property:

- Welcome basket with breakfast items
- Mid-week tidy-up (kitchen, bedrooms and bathrooms)

Extras available at this property (payable locally):

- Chef
- Transfers

Please note that the use of any external caterers and/or contractors is not permitted.

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 €2000 paid in cash to the owner upon arrival and refunded upon departure, subject to full inspection.
Arrival time 4.00 p.m. - 9.00 p.m.
Departure time 8.00 a.m. - 10.00 a.m.
Energy costs included? Yes.
Heating costs included? Yes.
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.
Linen & towels included? Yes, including mid-week change.
Pool towels included? Yes.
Pool opening dates? The pool is open approximately early April to early 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.
Changeover day Saturday from mid-June- beginning-September. Flexible during all other periods.
Minimum stay 7 nights. All other durations on request.
Pets welcome? Not allowed.
Smoking Allowed? Outside only.
Internet access? WiFi internet access included.
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 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 The 10-person rate includes the first-floor of the villa only (not the ground floor). The 16-person rate includes the whole villa (ground and first floor) and is only available from mid-June 2022 onwards.
Other Ts and Cs Please note that only the 10-guest rate is available until approximately mid-June 2022 and maximum capacity during this period is 10 guests.
Other Ts and Cs Please note that the use of any external caterers and/or contractors is not permitted.

Rental Rates

Prices based on an occupancy of 10 people:

Rental period Weekly
Feb 27th 2024 - May 18th 2024 £8,743
May 18th 2024 - Jun 22nd 2024 £10,200
Jun 22nd 2024 - Jul 20th 2024 £18,942
Jul 20th 2024 - Aug 24th 2024 £21,856
Aug 24th 2024 - Aug 31st 2024 £18,942
Aug 31st 2024 - Sep 28th 2024 £10,200
Sep 28th 2024 - Dec 21st 2024 £8,743
Dec 21st 2024 - Jan 11th 2025 £10,200
Jan 11th 2025 - May 17th 2025 £8,743
May 17th 2025 - Jun 21st 2025 £10,200
Jun 21st 2025 - Jul 19th 2025 £18,942
Jul 19th 2025 - Aug 23rd 2025 £21,856
Aug 23rd 2025 - Aug 30th 2025 £18,942

Prices based on an occupancy of 16 people:

Rental period Weekly
Feb 27th 2024 - May 18th 2024 £11,657
May 18th 2024 - Jun 22nd 2024 £14,571
Jun 22nd 2024 - Jul 20th 2024 £18,942
Jul 20th 2024 - Aug 24th 2024 £21,856
Aug 24th 2024 - Aug 31st 2024 £18,942
Aug 31st 2024 - Sep 28th 2024 £14,571
Sep 28th 2024 - Dec 21st 2024 £11,657
Dec 21st 2024 - Jan 11th 2025 £14,571
Jan 11th 2025 - May 17th 2025 £11,657
May 17th 2025 - Jun 21st 2025 £14,571
Jun 21st 2025 - Jul 19th 2025 £18,942
Jul 19th 2025 - Aug 23rd 2025 £21,856
Aug 23rd 2025 - Aug 30th 2025 £18,942

Prices based on an occupancy of 10 people:

Rental period Weekly
Feb 27th 2024 - May 18th 2024 €9,506
May 18th 2024 - Jun 22nd 2024 €11,090
Jun 22nd 2024 - Jul 20th 2024 €20,595
Jul 20th 2024 - Aug 24th 2024 €23,764
Aug 24th 2024 - Aug 31st 2024 €20,595
Aug 31st 2024 - Sep 28th 2024 €11,090
Sep 28th 2024 - Dec 21st 2024 €9,506
Dec 21st 2024 - Jan 11th 2025 €11,090
Jan 11th 2025 - May 17th 2025 €9,506
May 17th 2025 - Jun 21st 2025 €11,090
Jun 21st 2025 - Jul 19th 2025 €20,595
Jul 19th 2025 - Aug 23rd 2025 €23,764
Aug 23rd 2025 - Aug 30th 2025 €20,595

Prices based on an occupancy of 16 people:

Rental period Weekly
Feb 27th 2024 - May 18th 2024 €12,674
May 18th 2024 - Jun 22nd 2024 €15,843
Jun 22nd 2024 - Jul 20th 2024 €20,595
Jul 20th 2024 - Aug 24th 2024 €23,764
Aug 24th 2024 - Aug 31st 2024 €20,595
Aug 31st 2024 - Sep 28th 2024 €15,843
Sep 28th 2024 - Dec 21st 2024 €12,674
Dec 21st 2024 - Jan 11th 2025 €15,843
Jan 11th 2025 - May 17th 2025 €12,674
May 17th 2025 - Jun 21st 2025 €15,843
Jun 21st 2025 - Jul 19th 2025 €20,595
Jul 19th 2025 - Aug 23rd 2025 €23,764
Aug 23rd 2025 - Aug 30th 2025 €20,595

Prices based on an occupancy of 10 people:

Rental period Weekly
Feb 27th 2024 - May 18th 2024 $10,311
May 18th 2024 - Jun 22nd 2024 $12,030
Jun 22nd 2024 - Jul 20th 2024 $22,341
Jul 20th 2024 - Aug 24th 2024 $25,778
Aug 24th 2024 - Aug 31st 2024 $22,341
Aug 31st 2024 - Sep 28th 2024 $12,030
Sep 28th 2024 - Dec 21st 2024 $10,311
Dec 21st 2024 - Jan 11th 2025 $12,030
Jan 11th 2025 - May 17th 2025 $10,311
May 17th 2025 - Jun 21st 2025 $12,030
Jun 21st 2025 - Jul 19th 2025 $22,341
Jul 19th 2025 - Aug 23rd 2025 $25,778
Aug 23rd 2025 - Aug 30th 2025 $22,341

Prices based on an occupancy of 16 people:

Rental period Weekly
Feb 27th 2024 - May 18th 2024 $13,748
May 18th 2024 - Jun 22nd 2024 $17,185
Jun 22nd 2024 - Jul 20th 2024 $22,341
Jul 20th 2024 - Aug 24th 2024 $25,778
Aug 24th 2024 - Aug 31st 2024 $22,341
Aug 31st 2024 - Sep 28th 2024 $17,185
Sep 28th 2024 - Dec 21st 2024 $13,748
Dec 21st 2024 - Jan 11th 2025 $17,185
Jan 11th 2025 - May 17th 2025 $13,748
May 17th 2025 - Jun 21st 2025 $17,185
Jun 21st 2025 - Jul 19th 2025 $22,341
Jul 19th 2025 - Aug 23rd 2025 $25,778
Aug 23rd 2025 - Aug 30th 2025 $22,341

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.

Reviews

  • Nice

    on 15/05/2023

    Very nice modern villa. Little place Stazzo is in walking distance.

  • Beautiful home

    on 15/07/2021

    Thank you for the hospitality and letting us stay in this beautiful home. It was a fantastic week for exploring Catania, Taormina, Mount Etna and Syracuse. The beauty of your country is unrivaled! We especially loved the pool, the terrace, the views and the wonderful location. Also a big thank you to the property manager, she was very helpful and kind. Hopefully we will be able to visit again someday.

  • Lovely home with stunning vistas

    on 09/07/2021

    Thank you so much for your hospitality and the use of your lovely home with stunning vistas. The children (and the parents too!) swam and played for hours each day and we deeply appreciated the care for the grounds and swimming pool to the highest standard. We hope to visit again sometime (hopefully when Etna is a little less active).

  • Absolutely perfect!

    on 31/07/2019

    Thank you so much for this amazing week. The house is absolutely perfect! Thank you again for your help, hospitality and support throughout the week. We felt at home. We hope to come again in the future.

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