Villa EtnAmare is situated up on a hill overlooking the green East coast of Sicily, between Mount Etna and the Ionian sea. The building is divided into 4 units (Gardenia, Glicine, Girasole and Gelsomino) with private terraces and is surrounded by a land of five hectares with a huge swimming pool, rich orchards, olive trees, flowers and silent footpaths. The enormous swimming pool (25x8m) is open all year round. On the basement there is a covered parking. All 4 apartments and the terraces offer both stunning Volcano views and endless views of the whole eastern coastline as far as Taormina, Giardini Naxos and Catania.
GARDENIA consist of... 2 bedrooms, 2 sofa-beds, 2 bathrooms, 2 living rooms and a private terrace, for up to 7 guests.
Each of the apartments GLICINE, GIRASOLE and GELSOMINO consists of 1 bedroom with double bed, 1 bathroom with shower and a living room with a fully equipped kitchen, dining table, a double sofa bed and a large sliding door accessing the private terrace.
These 3 apartments are comfortably suitable for up to 4 guests, since they have spacious living rooms provided with sofa-beds of excellent quality. Girasole and Gelsomino can be combined to each other through an inner door if Guests wish to have two bedrooms/bathrooms. The weekly prices indicated are for Gardenia, with 2 bedrooms/bathrooms. The apartments with 1 bedroom are available at a lower price. Please, contact us or visit our website for more information.
Glicine and Girasole are faced respectively north-east and south-east, with inside sea view, and both views of Mont Etna and the sea from the terrace.
Gelsomino and Gardenia are faced respectively south-east and north-east, with view of Mt Etna from inside, and both views of Mt Etna and of the whole coastline between Taormina and Catania, from the terrace.
Villa EtnAmare lies only 500 metres away from Santa Venerina, a village famed for the production of sweets and liqueurs. The 'Pasticceria Russo' is well-known for the production of 'cornetti al miele' (croissants filled with honey), marzipan fruit and almond pastries. In walking distance there are restaurants, supermarkets and shops.
villa EtnAmare is an excellent base from which to explore eastern Sicily, thanks to its very strategic position halfway between Catania and Taormina. The property distance 5 minutes with the car from the highway A18 Catania-Messina from which (in an average time of 20 minutes) you can reach the most beautiful places of Eastern Sicily, such as Taormina, Catania, Acicastello, Acitrezza, Acireale, Etna, Siracusa, Giardini Naxos...
The charming baroque town of Acireale distance only 15 km from Santa Venerina. It is situated next to the 'Riviera dei Ciclopi', a unique coast with a crystal clear sea and lava stacks (faraglioni) which is believed by Greek mythology to correspond to the stones thrown by blind Polifemo to Ulysses.The Riviera traditional resort towns of Acicastello and Acitrezza have long been a magnet for local day trips and offer arguably the best Granita to be found anywhere and lots of good seafood trattorias. Catania, with its rich architectural heritage, its vibrant markets, restaurants and shops, is only 30 minutes away from the village.
The east coast Ionian Riviera has some of Sicily's most picturesque pebbly and sandy beaches including those of Isola Bella, Giardini Naxos and Letojanni (below Taormina).Santa Venerina is just 25 km from Gardini Naxos and 30 km (20 minutes with the highway) from Taormina, which draws more visitors than any other town in Sicily, thanks to its splendid position, its elegant shops, and its theatre with a unique view of Mount Etna. Torre Archirafi and Santa Maria la Scala are pleasant seaside villages near Santa Venerina. The nearest beaches can be found in Praiola, Stazzo and Pozzillo (8 km).
Villa EtnAmare is also an excellent starting point from which to explore Mt. Etna and its surroundings. The towns and villages that dot the flanks of Etna, such as Zafferana Etnea,Trecastagni and Randazzo, are well worth stopping off for a visit to their seventeenth century churches built in lava stone or for a spot of lunch in restaurants offering delicious local products. The property is only 4 km away from Zafferana Etnea and 10 km from Rifugio Sapienza, the main ski area, where it is possible to take the Etna cableway, up to the main craters.
The sun of Sicily holds the record in Europe and with the proximity of Africa maintains a mild climate throughout the year. Spring is the ideal time to enjoy the culture and nature that this island has to offer.
The interior is spectacular, with the mountain slopes exploding in colour, while on the coast the first bathers start taking to the beaches. In autumn, many towns around Etna organize festivals dedicated to local products such as wine, mushrooms and sweets. The sea water is still warmed by the summer sun, and the daytime temperature still reaches 30°c during the warmest hours.Read more
Villa EtnAmare with Pool 4 units between Etna&Sea Santa Venerina, Sicily, Italy
Additional Location Information
Villa Etnamare lies only 500 metres away from Santa Venerina, a village famed for the production of sweets and liqueurs. The 'Russo' bar is well-known for the production of sweets: 'cornetti al miele' (croissants filled with honey) and almond pastries.
Santa Venerina is an excellent base from which to explore eastern Sicily thanks to its very strategic position halfway between Catania and Taormina. The village distance 5 minutes from the highway A18 Catania-Messina from which (in an average time of 20 minutes) it is possible to reach the most beautiful places of Eastern Sicily. It is the ideal starting point for a visit to Catania, Acicastello, Acitrezza, Acireale, Etna, Siracusa, Giardini Naxos, Taormina and more.
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Left on 08/12/2012 for a stay in July 2012 | Tat0 and Mary
Fantastic place surrounded by the green of the nature and positioned among a splendid sea and the stately and imposing Etna, thanks to this particular and magic location the residence is always characterized by an absolute silence and a fresh and relaxing air what it gives way to appreciate even more a marvelous panorama while you are being dipped in a splendid swimming pool giving the feeling to have of forehead the whole shine of Sicily
the residences are always rich of comfort and the present personnel and to the service for every demand, the ideal place to vacation in serenity and complete comfort, let's recommend it warmly to everybody
See you soon again and special greeting to "Segretario" cat ,) !!!
Dear Tato and Mary, thank you so much for your review. We are honored you enjoyed your stay ( and our special "segretario":-)) and we really loved having you as our guests... it was a wonderful way to strike up a friendship!! See you soon! Nadia
Vue tres sympathique
Left on 08/10/2012 for a stay in July 2012 | troll 33
Nous avons passé un bon séjour, nous etions quatre, une grande chambre avec un grand lit et le canape convertible. l'ensemble etait correct, les personnes qui s'occupent de la résidence etaient tres acceuillantes. le seul gros problème est l'isolation des appartements, le bruit de la cage d'escalier et la porte de communication entre les deux appartements. Read more
Villa Etnamare est divisée en 4 appartements et est entouré d'un jardin de 5 hectares, avec une grande piscine. Nos appartements "Girasole" et "Gelsomino" peuvent être combinés par une porte intérieure. La porte est protégé par une tente insonorisée. Nous sommes désolés que vous n’ayez pas été entièrement satisfaits de votre séjour. Nous profiterons de cette expérience pour faire en sorte que cela n'arrive jamais plus. A cet égard, notre tapissier nous a dit qu'il peut amortir la porte en bois comme dans un studio d'enregistrement, et nous ferons cela dès que possible. Néanmoins, votre inquiétude au sujet des bruits venant de la pièce voisine a été présentée à l'arrivée, quelques jours avant les autres clients habitent l’autre appartement. Dans mon expérience, quand on se focalise sur un problème potentiel, même si le problème se révèle fondé, il est susceptible d'être vécue comme pire qu’il est réellement. En outre, puisqu'il s'agit d'un bâtiment entièrement neuf avec murs en béton armé (a cause de l’épaisseur on a du installer répéteurs de signal pour le Wi-Fi), il est très peu probable d'entendre des bruits provenant de la cage d'escalier, principalement parce qu'il n'ya pas de porte qui connecte cette dernière aux appartements.
Même si nous ne sommes pas parfaits, nous mettons toujours notre cœur dans tout ce que nous faisons et nous cherchons toujours d’apporter des améliorations, tout ça afin d’offrir un séjour merveilleux dans notre endroit beau et tranquille. Nadia (propriétaire).
Left on 08/09/2012 for a stay in June 2012 | Damien
The name says it all - Etnamare - The perfect location between the coast and Mount Etna. The apartments have amazing views of either the sea, mountain or both.
Apartments are well equiped, clean and a good size with a large accompanying veranda. There is also a large pool which is surrounded by an orange grove.
The place is amazing and well recommended! Nadia, the manager and her father make you feel welcome and are always on hand to help too.
Dear Damien, thank you for taking the time to share such a wonderful review! We feel honored to know you loved your stay at EtnaMare and look forward to welcoming you again in the near future. Nadia
We did it again - We came back to Etnamare
Left on 08/03/2012 for a stay in July 2012 | Tanja
The short story is: we did something that we've never done before, we visited the same place a second time ... and we do not exclude to do it again, maybe to investigate Sicily also once in a different season.The longer story: Etnamare belongs to the most perfect places I've ever been to. We are travelling ...as a family with 2 kids (4 and7). Etnamare is a great place for many different tours, e.g. within 20 minutes you are on top of Etna or down at the sea, you have the sandy beaches of Catania and places to snorkel like acitrezza, Taormina or the valley of alcantara are close. The house itself is very spacious and comfortably equipped. There is a huge (really huge) garden attached to the house and the pool is the center of it. Angelo and Nadia are perfect hosts and they belong to the good reasons why one wants to visit this place again. The pool is even nicer than you can see from the pictures. From some perspectives the sea and the pool truely seem to melt together and turning around gives you full view on Etna's activity. This year we "only" had smoke but last year we saw it twice in real action, something that we will never forget for sure. Also important to mention that there has both times been very good contacts between guests from the different appartments, especially important for the kids. The terrace and the opportunity for having a barbecue makes it also a great place for a superb italian feast.Angelo and Nadia, thanks for having us as your guests. Ci vediamo. Read more
Dear Tanja, thank you ( twice! ;-)) for such a wonderful review, we are honored that you enjoyed our home so much you decided to come back for the second time! it means a lot to us, but what makes us even happier is to have met people like you. We hope to be able to see you and your friends coming back over and over again!
Left on 08/02/2012 for a stay in July 2012 | Francesca
We spent a week at Etnamare in July 2012. The apartement was lovely, but at times too small for four people (2 adults and 2 children).
Everything was perfectly functional. The kitchen well equipped. The landscape beautiful and the view megnificent. It was very clean and tidy.
The owners are present on the property and very attentive to their guests' needs.
We loved it and warmly recommend it. Read more
Dear Francesca,thank you so much for your review.
The villa is located in a unique setting indeed, and it's very rewarding to hear back from guests who love our place as much as we do!
We apologize for the fact that we were not able to offer you the most suitable accommodation among our range of solutions, as the larger units had already been reserved, at the time of your booking. We put all our energies and passion into this rental experience and we will treasure your rating, since we are constantly striving for improvement. Arrivederci! Nadia
Absolutely wonderful stay at EtnaMare, can't recommend highly en
Left on 08/01/2012 for a stay in June 2012 | Jill
Beautiful apartment! Everything looks brand new and of good quality. Very large and well furnished. Nice that just four apartments, we rarely even had to share the pool. Pool fantastic, set in lovely gardens with fruit trees. Huge private patio with barbecue. We were in 'Gardenia' with lovely views of Etna.
Angelo, Nadia and Mario are perfect hosts - really helpful without being at all intrusive. We arrived late on a Saturday night, and Nadia generously provided us with a basket of goodies for our breakfast. Charming angelo loves to share fresh fruit from the garden. Excellent English spoken by Nadia and Mario.
Stunning location with wonderful views of Etna and the sea. You can even see the lights from the mainland. Approximately half an hour from Catania (airport and fantastic market), convenient for the south side ascent of Etna, Taormina, and only about an hour to Milazzo for a cruise to the aeolian Islands (recommend an evening trip to Stromboli - highlight of our trip).
One thing to be aware of, the apartment is extremely well-equipped, but was missing a DVD player - could be useful to take something, especially if you have children. Read more
Dear Jill and Jon, thank you so much for your lovely words! We are very glad you enjoyed our villa and the goodies we provided. Any suggestion is always welcome, as we strive to improve our standards to make our future guests' experience even better. A DVD player can be useful for families with children and we will provide it as soon as we can.
Nevertheless, our Tvs have an usb port installed, allowing our guests to play Dvx/Mp3 through a small external hard drive.
It has been a pleasure having you stay with us and look forward to seeing you again! Nadia
Villa EtnaMare review
Left on 08/01/2012 for a stay in July 2012 | Karim
Séjour agréable dans cet endroit calme avec deux magnifiques vues (une sur l'Etna et une autre sur la mer). La location est conforme aux descriptions faites sur le site. Les lits sont confortables, les douches très propres et l'accès à internet est bon (Wifi). La résidence est très récente et très bien entretenue. Les propriétaires (Nadia, Angelo et "secretario") sont chaleureux et très discrets. Nous avons apprécié la piscine à débordement semi-olympique. Le logement se situe à deux pas de Taormina et Catane (env. 0:20 en voiture). Nous avons visité une partie de la Sicile (Syracusa, Taormina, Etna, Isola Bella, Spoleto, Aci Trezza, Santa Maria La Scala, Noto, La Scala dei Turchi, Agrigento, la vallei dei tempi, etc.). Cette région est vraiment magnifique. Nous recommandons cette location.
Pleasant stay in this quiet place with two tremendous views (one of Etna and another on the sea). The lease conforms to the descriptions on the site. The beds are comfortable, very clean showers and internet access is good (WiFi). The residence is very recent and very well maintained. The owners (Nadia, Angelo and "secretario") are warm and very discreet. We enjoyed the semi-Olympic pool. The property is situated close to Taormina and Catania (approx. 0:20 drive). We visited a part of Sicily (Syracusa, Taormina, Etna, Isola Bella, Spoleto, Aci Trezza, Santa Maria La Scala, Noto, La Scala dei Turchi, Agrigento, vallei dei tempi, etc..). This area is really beautiful. We recommend this rental. Read more
Dear Karim, thank you for taking the time to write such a beautiful and detailed review and for the great picture you shared with us! It means a lot to us and helps future guests get a complete view of what to expect. Hope we'll be able to see you coming back again! Nadia
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