Chic Seaside - Aci Trezza Sicily Catania Etna

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Entire vacation home hosted by Ignazio

  1. 2 guests
  2. 1 bedroom
  3. 1 bed
  4. 1 bath
Great for remote work
Fast wifi at 59 Mbps, plus a dedicated workspace in a common area.
Self check-in
Check yourself in with the lockbox.
Free cancellation before Jun 22.

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Maison des Palmiers is a modern, clean, cozy, perfect for couples or friends, designer apartment.
WIFI, AC, self check-in, TV w/Amazon fire stick, great kitchen, access to panoramic rooftop terrace, garden, free parking and backyard.
Perfectly located atop a little hill in a palm nursery. 5 min. walk to the sea, beach clubs, bars, markets, restaurants and shops.

Safe area that is tranquil and out of the chaos of the city, experience the Sicilian Mediterranean w/ at-home comfort and security.

The space
This newly renovated space provides comfortable accommodations that are ideal for travelers, locals, and long-stay. This is the perfect place to relax, recharge and explore the Ionian coast. Situated perfectly between two of the most popular seaside villages in Eastern Sicily, Aci Castello, and Aci Trezza which boast wonderful historical sites, churches, a local fish market, boat trips to little islands, and more. The great unique location lets you easily access village life, enjoy the beach clubs and water activities, and be central to explore further to Mt. Etna, Catania, and Taormina all while nestled in a palm nursery to be serene and comfortable away from traffic and chaos.

Complimentary with stay:

Washing machine detergent for 1 cycle each
First day basics: water, croissants, coffee, etc...
Welcome basket with artisanal soaps, snacks, slippers, and goodies.

Essential amenities: toilet paper, soap (for hands and body), two towels per guest, two pillows per guest, and linens for the bed.

The apartment is located on the second floor of a private 4 story building on a small hill. Entry to the building is through the main door with a key only and a private entrance to each apartment.
All rooms and bathrooms have a window or a balcony.

The Kitchen / Dining Room: equipped for cooking and eating, an expandable square table that seats up to 4, full fridge, electric kettle, oven, 4 burners stove top/cooker, automatic coffee machine, full-size sink, pots and pans, and a full set of glasses, dishes, and cutlery.

Living Room: Elegant and modern with AC, flat-screen TV, Amazon fire-stick (use your own Netflix login), patio access, 1 luxurious couch, a cozy common area for relaxing.

Bedroom: Luxurious Queen size bed. Ample closet/hanging space, an art deco' chest of drawers, a full-length mirror, and a luggage rack. Plus Air-conditioning/heat.

Bathroom: a clean and bright full-size bathroom with toilet / WC, elegant sink, shower cubicle, towel rack, and bidet.

Terrace access: This area is a shared area (only with the owner who never uses it and with any guests of our other airbnb "House of Palms") and on the 4th floor and requires walking up 4 flights of stairs. It has absolutely stunning views. It can be used for meals, cocktail hour, sunbathing, painting, or relaxing. There are tables that seat 8 plus an outdoor bench, table, and chairs to relax in the sun. Half of the terrace is covered with a canopy to offer shade on sunny days (which is mostly all of them). There is a simple outdoor shower for hot days as well and an electric beer cooler.

Private Backyard / Garden: The backyard is private and has access from the side of the building. Once in the backyard, it is multi-level and made of beautiful lava stone. Perfect for a summer meal al fresco or fall time evening cocktail. There is a simple outdoor shower for hot days.

Patios: Access from the front living room, from inside the bedroom, and also from the kitchen. With a table and chairs to enjoy a relaxing moment looking at the palms after a long day or for a quick coffee.

All indoor areas have a strong wifi signal.

Add ons:
Car service to or from the airport. 50 euros one way.

Additional Amenities:
Amazon fire stick
Terrace access with sunset views
2 Rain umbrellas for use
Maps

Where you'll sleep

What this place offers

Bay view
Courtyard view
Public or shared beach access
Kitchen
Fast wifi – 59 Mbps
Dedicated workspace
Free parking on premises
27" HDTV with Amazon Prime Video, Apple TV, Disney+, Fire TV, Netflix, standard cable
Free washer – In unit
Security cameras on property

7 nights in Aci Castello

Jun 23, 2023 - Jun 30, 2023

5.0 out of 5 stars from 30 reviews

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Where you’ll be

Aci Castello, Sicilia, Italy

The apartment is perfectly located between the two villages of Aci Castello and Aci Trezza, just 8 km from Catania, a city rich in history and with an incredible nightlife; 10 minutes from the baroque town of Acireale and 40minutes from Mt. Etna, the tallest active volcano in Europe!

Both villages are located in the most picturesque part of the coast between Catania and Taormina. Travelers who want to immerse themselves in Sicilian daily life will find many sites and activities, as well as boutiques, wine bars, pubs, discos, newsagents, banks, grocery stores, and more.
At the port, it is also possible to rent small motorboats, canoes, and pedal boats.
The coast in this area is rocky but access to the sea is easy, on the coast, there are many beach clubs (bathing establishments) that offer deck chairs and umbrellas for a few euros or the coast has many points to go directly into the sea.

Aci Trezza, a center of an ancient fishing tradition, was founded at the end of the seventeenth century as a maritime port. The town overlooks the Ionian Sea in front of the small archipelago of the Cyclops islands, a site of naturalistic and geological interest, and from the second half of the twentieth century, the village has become a tourist destination. Aci Trezza is also known for being the location where the novel I Malavoglia by Giovanni Verga and the film La Terra Trema by Luchino Visconti were set and filmed, in turn directly inspired the work of the “verista” writer. The Faraglioni or Rocks of the Cyclops are, according to legend, huge pieces of lava rocks that the giant Cyclops with one eye threw at Ulysses from Mt Etna.

Aci Castello is a small fishing village on the Ionian coast of East Sicily with about 19,200 inhabitants. It is one of the nine cities in the area that share the prefix "Aci". This stretch of coast is particularly rich in lemons (therefore often called "Costa del Limone"), agaves, and palms. Aci Castello is particularly known for its black Norman castle in the picturesque square. The view from the castle, built with Mt. Etna lava stones in the second half of the 11th century, is spectacular and is set on a rocky outcrop on the sea. This place has been fortified since Roman times when it hosted the Rocca Saturnia. Destroyed on several occasions, it was rebuilt by Tancredi in 1189. Under the Bourbons, around 1787, the castle was used as a prison. From its top, you can enjoy a splendid view of the Faraglioni and the island of Lachea all the way to Catania and Siracusa. The castle houses a small museum, which collects archaeological and mineral treasures.

Activities to do: (all within 10 minutes walking)
Windsurf school
Tour the historic Casa del Nespolo from La Terra Trema
Visit an authentic fish market
Visit a historic Norman castle
Boat ride to Faraglioni (little rock formations to dive from)
Art school
Language school
Beach clubs
Paddleboat rental
Seaside cocktails
Amazing seafood restaurants
Discotech
Bars / pubs
Large town square
Swim directly in the sea
Bike rentals
Famous pizzerias
Ceramics course
An open-top tourist ride from Acitrezza to Catania

Hosted by Ignazio

  1. Joined in February 2020
  • 92 Reviews
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We are Darcy and Ignazio and we are your super-host at House of Palms, Maison des Palmiers and Casita.
Darcy is an American from Texas and NYC, has lived in Sicily for 15 years and she's an English teacher and an amazing photographer and painter. I'm a Sicilian entrepreneur from Catania and I have lived in Acicastello / Aci Trezza most of my life, and I used to work in the music industry for 20 years. Together we own and run House of Palms. We love to travel, real estate, interior design, art, sports, and music.
Fun fact...we married each other three times! :)
We are looking forward to hosting you!
We are Darcy and Ignazio and we are your super-host at House of Palms, Maison des Palmiers and Casita.
Darcy is an American from Texas and NYC, has lived in Sicily for 15 year…

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Things to know

House rules

Check-in: 4:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Checkout: 10:00 AM
Self check-in with lockbox
Not suitable for children and infants
No smoking
No pets
No parties or events

Health & safety

Airbnb's COVID-19 safety practices apply
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Carbon monoxide alarm
Smoke alarm

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