Casa del nonno is a semi-detached vacation home is located in Presa in Sicilia and and is 20 miles from Catania. The property features views of the sea and is 9 miles from Taormina. The kitchen features an oven. A TV with satellite channels is featured. Giardini Naxos is 8 miles from Casa del nonno, and Acireale is 12 miles from the property. The nearest airport is Fontanarossa Airport, 22 miles from the property.
The View, Sicily is situated in the foothills of Mount Etna an UNESCO World Heritage Site on the outskirts of a small village Presa, between Piedimonte Etna and Linguaglossa. Set 600 metres above sea level and within an acre of grounds containing fruit orchards, olive trees and vines, guests may relax and enjoy the breath taking sea view with Taormina, Castelmola, the Ionian coastline and the southernmost tip of the Italian mainland as the backdrop. The surrounding countryside ensures absolute peace and tranquility. Originally a simple stone cottage, The View, Sicily has been renovated into a four double bedroom (with air conditioning), three bathroom self-contained villa surrounded by grounds with large open terraces on both the ground and first floor. The interior decor is understated, comfortable yet tasteful with plenty of wood and natural colours. There is an emphasis on local handmade and traditional products such as ceramic tiles, local chestnut wood beams and ceramics from the nearby town of Caltagirone. The sitting room is made snug by an open fire in winter. Outside a stone built cantina is used to store locally produced wine and olive oil. Alfresco dining is highly recommended with a traditional wood fire pizza oven, a barbecue and outdoor seating area on the terrace for guests to enjoy. There is also an outdoor relaxation area with comfortable seating where guests may unwind and enjoy the incredible view. Ideally located near town and sea, the glamorous resort of Taormina, majestic Mount Etna, the beaches of Marina di Cottone, Giardini Naxos and Isola Bella and il Picciolo Golf Club for golf lovers are only a short drive away. On a practical note, the nearest motorway exit is a 15 minute drive and the nearest airport, Catania is approximately a 45 minute drive. The View, Sicily is quietly and strategically located along a winding and panoramic country road. The property is on two levels. A ground floor entrance leads into a large open plan kitchen, dining and living room area. Two double bedrooms are on the ground floor, one has an ensuite bathroom. There is an additional bathroom on the ground floor. The staircase to the first floor leads to two double bedrooms and one bathroom. There are terraces on both the ground and first floors where guests may relax and enjoy the breath taking views.
Featuring air conditioning, Casa del Melicucco offers accommodations in Presa. Catania is 20 miles from the property. Free private parking is available on site. The accommodation is equipped with a sitting and dining area. There is also a kitchen, fitted with a dishwasher, oven and refrigerator. Towels are featured. Casa del Melicucco also includes an outdoor pool. Taormina is 9 miles from Casa del Melicucco, and Giardini Naxos is 7 miles away. The nearest airport is Fontanarossa Airport, 22 miles from the property.
The villa is located on the slopes of Mount Etna and enjoys fabulous views across the countryside to the coastline and Taormina. Set in immaculate gardens, it is a joy to wander the grounds and enjoy the wonderful pool and tennis court. The nearby village of Presa can be reached by foot and has a small grocer store and pizzeria (many guests never get any further, This villa is a little corner of paradise). Compared with touristy Taormina and Giardini Naxos, the small villages of the slopes of Etna have a real feel of Sicily. This property is comprised of four independent units. Two one bedroom apartments with small kitchens and bathrooms, one two bedroom house with one double and one twin and one large house sleeping up to 8 people. All the houses are close to each other and offer an ideal solution for a large party of family and friends who want to spend time together dining and round the beautiful pool and yet maintain their own privacy and independence. Within the grounds there is also a superb tennis court for your use (cement surface), rackets and balls available. If you do decide to venture out, there is plenty to see and do. Drive to the top of Mount Etna and explore this amazing volcano. Drop down to the coastline and have a day on the beach, nip into Taormina and marvel at the Greek amphitheatre. However we believe that the villa is so comfortable and the grounds so inviting that most of your time will be spent at ‘home’ with a good book and a bottle of wine and evenings all together. The map is just an area map, please refer to the description.
===== Exterior ===== 3-family house "Serena", 350 m a.s.l. 3 apartments in the property. 1 km from the centre of Piedimonte Etneo, 3 km from the centre of Fiumefreddo, in a quiet, sunny position on top of a hill, 10 km from the sea. For shared use: property 40'000 m2 (fenced), garden 800 m2 (fenced) with plants and flowers, swimming pool (4 x 9 m, depth 130 cm, 15.04.-15.10.). Table tennis, patio (20 m2), garden furniture. In the house: WiFi. 3 km long steep motor access to the house. Parking on the premises. Grocery 2 km, supermarket 2 km, restaurant 1 km, bus stop 1 km, sandy beach "Giardini Naxos" 17 km, shingle beach 8 km, rocky beach "Torre Archirafi" 15 km. Ski school 25 km. Nearby attractions: Punto Escursioni sull'Etna 5 km, Giardini Naxos 16 km, Taormina 25 km, Acireale 32 km, Catania 44 km, Aeroporto di Catania 52 km. Please note: car recommended, no lift. The owner lives in the same residence. Property ref. IT9627.151.1 is situated on the same property. ===== Interior ===== 2-room apartment 100 m2 on 1st floor. Spacious, practical and comfortable furnishings: open living/dining room with panoramic window with TV (flat screen). 1 double bedroom. Kitchen (2 hot plates, microwave, freezer) with dining table, 1 double sofabed (140 cm). Shower/bidet/WC. Heating (extra). View of the sea, the mountains and the valley. Facilities: hair dryer. Internet (WiFi, free). Please note: non-smokers only. ===== Apartment Policies ===== Not included in the rental price and to be paid on the spot: Bed Linen and Towels (initial set): 15.00€ per person Final Cleaning (mandatory): 15.00€ per person Refundable Security Deposit (cash) (mandatory): 150.00€ Heating: 5.00€ per day On request - Not included in the rental price and to be paid on the spot: Extra Bed: 10.00€ per person * Restrictions * Not accepted: Any kind of pet,Smokers * Security deposit: € 150.00-On arrival you will be required to leave a fully refundable security deposit - cash * Refund: Deposit refund at departure * Extra cost (optional): Heating - 5.00 EUR - Per night Bed linen - 15.00 EUR - Per person Extra bed - 10.00 EUR - Per person * Extra cost not included: Cleaning - 15.00 EUR - Per person