The View, Sicily

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From $112 / night


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  • 4 bedrooms
  • 3 bathrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • House

The View, Sicily is situated in the foothills of Mount Etna on the central east coast of Sicily. 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. A memorable spot for couples, families and groups alike, the surrounding countryside ensures birdsong and an unadulterated level of peace and tranquillity.

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The View, Sicily
Mascali, Sicily, Italy

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The View, Sicily is situated in the foothills of Mount Etna overlooking the Ionian coastline on the east coast of Sicily. It is ideally located so guests can enjoy visiting award winning vineyards in the Etna National Park area, the breathtakingly romantic hilltop towns of Taormina and Castelmola, the stunning beaches of Isola Bella, Giardini Naxos, Letojanni and Marina di Cottone, the icy cold waters of the Alcantara Gorge, the views of Etna Park from the old fashioned train journey La Ferrovia Circumetnea, the traditional seaside towns of Acicastello, Acitrezza and Acireale as well as the vibrant and baroque city of Catania. All this within less than an hour`s drive from the property.

For golf lovers Il Picciolo Golf Club is approximately 10km (6.2 miles) by car. Yoga classes, horse riding, excursions, bike hire, cookery lessons, trekking, boat trips, tennis courts and diving are all available locally. Should you wish to visit other areas of the island, the A18 Catania - Messina motorway is approximately 11km by car from the property.


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Sicily is a beautiful island, rich in history, art, cultural and gastronomical heritage. It is a place of contrasts and extremes that hit all of your senses as soon as you arrive, from the blue seas to its most prominent landmark Mount Etna, which at 3,320 m (10,890 ft) is the tallest active volcano in Europe and one of the most active in the world.

The wonderful warm climate makes Sicily a perfect destination from March through to November. Winter months can be variable but there are usually plenty of warm sunny days to enjoy. In the higher parts of Sicily in particular on Mount Etna, the winter months can bring heavy snowfall which is good news for ski lovers.

Sicily is the largest island and one of the most densely populated in the Mediterranean. Together with the surrounding smaller islands Ustica, the Aegadian islands, the Aeolian islands (comprising two active volcanoes, Stromboli and Vulcano), Pantelleria and the Pelagie islands, Sicily is an autonomous region of Italy. Sicily is strategically placed between North Africa and mainland Italy from which it is separated by the Strait of Messina. The capital of Sicily is Palermo.

The famous German writer, artist and politician Johann Wolfgang von Goethe wrote that "To have seen Italy without having seen Sicily is to not have seen Italy at all, for Sicily is the clue to everything." There is so much to see and do here that it is a good idea to divide the island into areas you wish to visit as it is impossible to do it all in one go.

More About This Location

Beach or lakeside relaxation, Mountain nearby

What's Nearby

Tennis courts nearby, Golf course within 30 minute drive, Water sports nearby, Horse riding nearby

Nearest beach: approximately 10 km drive
Nearest shops, 1 miles

Getting There

Nearest airport: Catania airport
Nearest ferry port: Messina or Catania
Car is essential

Availability

Last updated on August 06, 2014
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Rates

Rates shown in $ USD (Rental listed originally in EUR)


DatesNightlyWeeklyMonthlyMinimum Stay
Sep 1 - Nov 3, 2014
Low season Sept - Nov 2014
$112$781$3,1232 Nights
All other dates
$112$781$3,1232 Nights
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Rental fees

  • Damage deposit | $315
  • Fees for additional guests may apply.

Additional notes from the owner

*Prices are based on two, four and eight people renting the entire villa on a self catering basis
*Price includes linen and towels and final cleaning unless specified at the time of booking
*Refundable damage deposit of £200 / €240 required on arrival to be refunded on departure, subject to satisfactory property inspection
*Please contact the owner for any additional information e.g. providing additional meals, pets staying at the villa, providing cots/stair gates, transfers or for any general advice on holidaying in Sicily
*Infants under 2 years are free of charge

Amenities

General
  • Central heating
  • Linens Provided
  • High chair
  • Fireplace
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Long term rentals allowed (over 1 month)
  • Short breaks allowed (1-4 days)
  • Iron
  • Housekeeping Optional
  • Hair dryer
  • Towels Provided
  • Local Guides/Maps
Phone / Internet
  • Internet Access
Property Features
  • Secure parking space
  • Parking
  • Mountain Views
  • Ocean or water views
Kitchen
  • Refrigerator
  • Grill
  • Toaster
  • Freezer
  • Kettle
  • Stove or Oven
Entertainment
  • Stereo or CD player
  • Books
  • Television
Outdoor
  • Outdoor Dining Area
  • Porch
  • Garage
  • Balcony or terrace
  • Garden
  • Deck
Seating
  • 10 Dining chairs
  • 6 Lounge chairs
Suitability
  • Pet friendly - ask
  • Smoking allowed - ask
  • Suitable for children - yes
  • Suitable for the elderly - ask
  • Wheelchair accessible - no

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