- 1 bedrooms
- 1 bathrooms
- Sleeps 4
Description from the manager
A ground floor apartment in a 18th Century country house in a stunning and perfectly peaceful setting between the sea and Mount Etna. The country house is situated on a stretch of coast between Catania and Taormina, proudly surveying its private estate on the coast, with a direct access to the pebbled beach of Praiola. A road leads from the villa to the sea passing through a valley full of flowers and Mediterranean plants. It would be difficult to ask for a more delightful setting: the views down from the lush green of the surrounding lemon orchards to the crystalline blue of the sea and behind the villa is the inspiring sight of Mount Etna....Read more
Country house surveying its estate on the coast.
Carruba, Sicily, Italy
Additional Location Information
Casa Carrubba is an excellent base from which to explore eastern Sicily. The accommodation lies in a villa halfway between Catania and Taormina and just seven kilometres from Acireale (a pretty little city, built on a plateau of lava, that is known for its Baroque churches). Gardini Naxos, a seaside resort with beautiful sandy beaches, is just 25 kilometres away. Beside it we find Taormina and the most exclusive seaside resort in Sicily. Santa Maria la Scala and Aci Trezza are pleasant seaside villages nearby. In the village Santa Tecla, a few kilometres from Praiola, is the renown, but quiet cheap, fish restaurant “Da Lorenzo”. 2 km from Carrubba is the big supermarket "Ciemme". Carubba, a town with several shops and squares, is at only 400 meters from the house.
Casa Carrubba is also an excellent base from which to explore Mount Etna and its surroundings. The villages of Etna, such as Trecastagni, Zafferana Etnea e Randazzo, are famous for their ancient lava flows, the architecture of their seventeenth century churches, their delicious local produce and the hospitality of the villagers. Situated 700 metres above sea level, they are a favourite retreat of the city dwellers who, in summer are in search of cool, fresh air, while in winter are in search of snow for skiing. Few people are aware that Etna is a popular location for skiers in winter. On some glorious days in winter, it’s even possible to ski the frozen slopes in the morning enjoying a wonderful panoramic view of the Mediterranean, and then, the same afternoon, go and sunbathe on the beaches below!
More About This Location
Beach or lakeside relaxation, Warm winter getaways, Waterfront
Nearest beach: Pebbled beach of Praiola, 0.05 miles
Nearest shops, 0.7 miles
Nearest airport: Catania, 9 miles
Nearest ferry port: Catania, 9 miles
Car is recommended
Last updated on July 28, 2014
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- Damage deposit | $129
Additional notes from the manager
These prices include use of air-conditioning, Internet, linen, towels, final cleaning, electricity, gas, water. There are no additional costs.
Please note Casa Carrubba is also suitable for the winter and the heating cost is included in the price.
We also rent other 3 identical houses: same price, same position, same quality furniture.
- A/C or climate control
- Central heating
- Towels Provided
- Washing Machine
- Linens Provided
Phone / Internet
- Internet Access
- Paper Towels Provided
- Stove or Oven
- Outdoor Dining Area
- Balcony or terrace
- Pet friendly - ask
- Smoking allowed - yes
- Suitable for children - yes
- Suitable for the elderly - yes
- Wheelchair accessible - yes
- 45 square meters