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from € 250 per night

Minimum stay 5 nights

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Reviews

Carol Clapham

Our family gathering– 6 Adults and 2 children stayed at Villa Carruba in late May/early June 2017. The Villa was ideal for us – good quality, plenty of space for us all, lovely grounds and pool (just warm enough at this time of year), and thoughtful, attentive owners – Francesca and Vera. The location was fine for visiting Etna, Taormina etc. – a car is needed. The village of Carruba has a few facilities (small shop, pharmacy, petrol, take away pizza etc), though its not really walkable (along road, no footway). The supermarkets at Conforama (about 15 mins easy drive), Conad or Lidl (at Giarre, took a bit of finding) – will have everything you need for self catering. On our arrival the fridge was well stocked – with essentials and enough food, including cooked meats, eggs, cheese, various fruit, bread and milk for a good meal and breakfast if you arrive late and weary. Also wine and beer! We tended to eat out during the day, so didn’t really check out any restaurants in the local area – they will probably take a bit of finding, and of course you will need to drive. We did think we would treat ourselves at the ‘upmarket’ Donna Carmela, a well appointed hotel nearby, but disappointing for dinner. Dining outside at the Villa with Etna gently smoking behind you in the sunset, and the view of the sea in front was delightful and relaxing – the kitchen has everything you need and the barbecue was good. A few practicalities: there’s a flight of steps up to the accommodation – those with dodgy knees beware – take everything you need to the pool! (towels and hairdryer are provided in a store by the pool, and there is a loo there too). Cannot recommend the local beach – stony, sparse and unkempt – and not a particularly pleasant walk down the road to it. A rotting whale corpse didn’t improve the ambiance. The Villa is adjacent to a local road, which has a few passing cars and vans, and work goes on in the surrounding nurseries – a bit of activity, sometimes interesting, but nothing too disturbing. The Villa was spacious and well equipped, and it kept quite cool during the day. Beds were comfortable, bathrooms clean and well fitted. The children loved the ‘attic’ room – up spiral stairs, so take care. A small army of cleaners arrived half way through our stay, tidied up and changed all the linen, towels etc. All in all, a really pleasant experience. July 2017

Angela Gabel

This house is wonderful!! I had anticipated a nice stay but the house, owners and housekeeper exceeded my expectations. First, the house itself has the most beautiful view of any place I've stayed. From the porch, Mt Etna is smoking on one side and the Mediterranean is gleaming on the other. The house is airy with huge windows to maximize the beautiful view. Second, the bedrooms are great. I had assumed that since there was no picture of the third bedroom that it would be small or not as nice. That is not true. The third bedroom is just as nice as the others. Third, the kitchen is well equipped for cooking. I like to cook and this kitchen has cuttting boards, wine openers, sieves, and plenty of plates and serving ware. The owners were very responsive during our stay. They answered my questions almost immediately and gave us good advice on local customs. The housekeeper is an excellent cook and will make a wonderful dinner for you with advance notice. All in all, it was one of our family's best vacations. The pool, beach nearby and ping pong table made it like a resort in itself. One word to the wise, you need a car while staying there but driving in that region is not for the faint of heart. The roads are small with hairpin turns. Also, you can hear some road noise from the bedrooms. We are from a city and thought it was minimal. June 2017
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  • 1/2 First floor
  • 2/2 Attic
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Summary

This antique country house was once divided into master and servants quarters, the winery (the "palmento," where grapes were transformed into wine) with its wine press and must vats, the storerooms and the wine cellar where the wine barresl were left for vinification. This farming business prospered until the mid-1960s, when the landed estates in this area gave way to citrus groves. Today, this former aristocratic villa in its dramatic setting-with the sea to one side and Mt Etna to the other-houses guest rooms offering visitors a glimpse of Sicily. The luxuriant garden is dotted with citrus trees, palm trees and other Mediterranean species and boasts a beautiful swimming pool.

Property details

This property is immersed in a 10,000 square-metre citrus grove and plant nursery. The tall lofty trees provide plenty of shade for relaxing in on hot days or you can cool off in the swimming pool if you prefer. By the pool there's a dressing room and bathroom too. Another corner of the garden houses a large stone patio with dining table, BBQ and a fridge. An external staircase leads to the first floor where the spacious interior consists of a kitchen, dining table and a sofa corner with comfy couches and armchairs and an adjoining terrace with great views of the sea and Etna beyond, a gazebo and dining table. Three double bedrooms with ensuite bathrooms and a small toilet are on this floor too. A spiral staircase leads up to a loft, where there's a large child-friendly bedroom with three single beds and a bathroom. On the ground floor – with a separate entrance – are the housekeeper's apartments. Next to these are the storerooms and the old winery ("palmento"). Though no longer in use, definitely worth having a look at.

Characteristics

  • authentic residence
  • seafront
  • near the beach
  • suitable for families
  • near a village
  • a spectacular view
  • recommended for weddings

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Prices

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From To per day
9 persons
per week
9 persons
Minimum
Stay
17-06 01-09 385 2700 5
02-09 22-09 300 2100 5
23-09 05-01 '18 250 1750 5
Deposit (payable in cash upon arrival)
300,00 €

Services included

  • Sheets, pillow cases and bath towels
  • Electricity consumption excluding air conditioning
  • Consumption of water and gas
  • Welcome pack

Mandatory extra services to be paid on site

  • € 150.00 Weekly cleaning + midweek cleaning (2 hours)(per week)
  • € 0.34 Air conditioning(Kw. per hour)
  • € 0.34 Heating(Kw. per hour)

Information about extra services

Lunch or dinner, cooking service, cleaning and mid-week change of linen by the housekeepers are upon request.

Additional information

The housekeepers have a very secluded area and don't use the main house and gardens. Their presence is important for the maintenance of the swimming pool and the garden. Ms Cettina is also an excellent cook who will readily prepare delicious dinners for her guests upon request.
No pets allowed

Facilities

Air conditioning

Air conditioning

Hair dryer

Hair dryer

Barbecue

Barbecue

Electric kettle

Electric kettle

Microwave oven

Microwave oven

Cradle

Cradle

Washing machine

Washing machine

Dishwasher

Dishwasher

Wi-Fi Internet

Wi-Fi Internet

DVD player

DVD player

Hi-fi with CD player

Hi-fi with CD player

Pool (LxWxH in meters) 12x6x1,20~2,40

Pool (LxWxH in meters) 12x6x1,20~2,40

Satellite TV 46

Satellite TV 46"

Toaster

Toaster

Electric heat pump heating (hot air)

Electric heat pump heating (hot air)

Private parking

Private parking

Ceiling fans

Ceiling fans

Ping-pong

Ping-pong

High chair

High chair

Area

Area

This property is close to Acireale in the province of Catania and lies at the foot of the eastern slopes of Mount Etna (Linguaglossa). It's just a few metres from the area's pebbly beaches and to the tiny pleasant village of Carruba where there's a pharmacy, a few food shops and bars. On this part of the coast dense vegetation, Mediterranean plants and citrus groves thrive. Not far from the guesthouse is the spectacular Timpa Nature Reserve which is worth a visit-the 7 km long cliff formed from lave flow is covered with ivy and carob and quite spectacular. The close by quiet and pretty seaside village of Santa Maria la Scala boasts a celebrated seafood restaurant with views over the sea and just a few kilometres away is Taormina and Catania and the park of Mount Etna (which can be accessed via Zafferana Etnea or Linguaglossa). And when you've seen all that, you can head to the Alcantara River Gorges, Isola bella in Taormina, the medieval villages of Novara di Sicilia and Montalbano Elicona and the baroque village of Militello in Val di Catania too!

distances to surrounding areas

Distances

Amenities

Shingle beach

0.80 km

Village of Carruba

1.50 km

Restaurant

1.50 km

Golf course «Il Picciolo»

34.00 km

Catania Airport

46.00 km

Palermo airport

267.00 km

Trapani Airport

346.00 km

Main towns

Messina

71.00 km

Ragusa

137.00 km

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