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  • 2 bathrooms

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With a view of the Ionian Sea and Mount Etna rising behind the hillside, this colourful home offers a picturesque setting for an authentic Sicilian getaway. Set on the edge of the quiet fishing village of Torre Archirafi, you’ll find great local restaurants and pizzerias just a stroll away, while a passageway through the lush garden below leads directly to the rocky beach equipped with a swimming platform during the summer months. Slightly further afield, the larger resort of Riposto is less than a 10-minute drive away with its beautiful beaches and enticing eateries, and a have hour’s drive will take you to Catania where you can explore the city’s unique Baroque architecture and famous fish market. For relaxed days in, you’ll have two terraces to choose from for enjoying a delicious spread of locally sourced delights before taking a nap in the shade or sunbathing in front of the glistening water. Inside offers a warm Sicilian welcome with its traditional-style rooms and charming tiled kitchen with access onto the terrace, while blues and greens mirror the sea outside and light-filled bedrooms, two of which open up to the terrace, allow you to take in the scenery from the moment you wake up.


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What to expect


Highlights

Make the most of your location and explore the coastline towards Riposto, just three kilometres away

Make the most of your location and explore the coastline towards Riposto, just three kilometres away

Soak up sweeping views of the Ionian Sea from your terrace

Soak up sweeping views of the Ionian Sea from your terrace

Go for a dip on the lava-black beach via direct access from the garden

Go for a dip on the lava-black beach via direct access from the garden

Enjoy alfresco meals in the sunshine with a view of Mount Etna

Enjoy alfresco meals in the sunshine with a view of Mount Etna

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Home truths

    This home is on the first floor of an apartment building and has a private exterior entrance

    There are air-conditioning units in the kitchen and living room and ceiling fans in the double bedrooms

    Parking is available onsite

    Two high chairs and cots are available on request at no extra cost

    Beach towels are provided as are complimentary weekly housekeeping services including linen and towel changes

About this stay


Amenities

Outdoor seating

Wi-fi

Air conditioning

Parking available

Washing machine

Dryer

Bedrooms & bathrooms

3 bedrooms, 3 beds

2 bathrooms

Extras


VIP services

Airport pick up

Daily cleaning

Fridge fills

Extras are subject to availability. Please enquire with your host.

Local guide


About Etna

Standing proud as the highest mountain south of the Alps in Europe, Etna is one of the most geologically important spots on the continent, not to mention one of the most beautiful natural wonders of the world. Still active, the volcano gives way to landscapes covered in black sand, volcanic rocks and flowing lava making for a swoonworthy visit all year round. Choose from a variety of trails and walking...

Explore the area

Local restaurants, cafes, museums, sites and activities, recommended by our community of hosts and travel experts

Dine at La Spiga

Dine at La Spiga

A lovely Italian restaurant filled with Italian families, offering big and well-priced pizzas. Highly recommended for delicious food and the friendly staff.

7 min
Indulge in Puglia Maria Vera's delights

Indulge in Puglia Maria Vera's delights

A charming bar and bakery where you can enjoy delicious sweets, ice cream, and other mouthwatering treats. With friendly service and a great location, it's a taste of real Sicily.

15 min
Enjoy Gourmet Burgers at 250 Grammi Hamburgeria

Enjoy Gourmet Burgers at 250 Grammi Hamburgeria

A cosy bar and restaurant offering amazing gourmet hamburgers. Highly recommended for food lovers seeking an exceptional dining experience.

15 min
Take in the spectacular views at Piazza del Duomo

Take in the spectacular views at Piazza del Duomo

This historic building offers a great view of Mt. Etna, making it a must-visit point of interest for tourists looking to admire the spectacular scenery.

15 min
Indulge in the retro charm of Caffè Giorgia

Indulge in the retro charm of Caffè Giorgia

Experience exceptional service, high-quality coffee specialities, and one-of-a-kind retro atmosphere with great music at this family-owned bar and restaurant. Enjoy Sicilian meals, unique drinks, and mind-blowingly friendly staff in a super cool location.

12 min
Admire the splendour of Saint Peter's Church

Admire the splendour of Saint Peter's Church

Immerse yourself in the beauty of Saint Peter's Church, with its stunning architecture and cultural significance. Take a moment to sit on the warm stone benches in the square and appreciate the statues and decorative windows.

10 min
Savour gourmet handcrafted burgers at Hamburgheria Desy White

Savour gourmet handcrafted burgers at Hamburgheria Desy White

Indulge in exceptional handcrafted gourmet hamburgers made with the finest ingredients. From Angus beef to horse meat and vegan options, these juicy and flavourful burgers are a must-try for any burger enthusiast.

12 min
Feast on Sicilian delights at Bar St. Honore' di Drago Alfio

Feast on Sicilian delights at Bar St. Honore' di Drago Alfio

This charming bar and bakery offers a taste of Sicily with its perfect cornettos, arengino, and panna cotta. Don't miss the delicious Granita.

11 min
Indulge in Sicilian treats at Bar Mannick Cafè

Indulge in Sicilian treats at Bar Mannick Cafè

This charming bakery and bar is famous for its delicious croissants and Sicilian pastries. The friendly staff adds to the delightful experience.

13 min
Explore historic Palazzo Vigo

Explore historic Palazzo Vigo

A historic building hosting exhibitions, debates, conferences, and presentations. This well-kept and cared for museum is of high cultural importance, making it an evocative and elegant establishment.

14 min
Take a leisurely stroll along the enchanting Lungomare di Torre Archirafi

Take a leisurely stroll along the enchanting Lungomare di Torre Archirafi

Enjoy a pleasant walk along the Ionian Sea in Torre Archirafi, a friendly town with cozy terraces, well-kept buildings, and friendly people. In summer, it comes alive with clubs, tourists, and stalls, creating an evocative atmosphere from the past.

16 min

Get around

Train station

Carruba

7 min

Local shops & services

Supermarket

8 min

Cafe

11 min

Pharmacy

4 min

Points of interest

Beach

Spiaggia di Praiola

10 min

Booking policies


House Rules

Children welcome (1-12 years)

Infants welcome (under 12 months)

No pets

No parties or events

No smoking

Good to know

Arrival from 16:00

Departure before 10:00

Air con

Wifi

Cancellation policy

  • Up until

    30

    days

    Cancel at least 30 days before your check-in date for a full refund.

  • Up until

    7

    days

    Cancel at least 7 days before your check-in date for a 50% refund.

  • Not eligible for a refund once your check-in date is under 7 days away.

Host


This home is managed by Pavlos

This home is managed directly by a business. A member of their staff will be your point of contact before and during your stay. Paul and his experienced team have been making people's coastal holiday dreams come true since 1984. They have a keen knowledge of their villas' locations and will send you information about recommended places to eat and shop, along with the best beaches and things to do in the local area. With well over thirty years of experience behind them, you can be sure you'll be in safe hands.

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