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VISCALORI HOLIDAY HOME COTTAGE

Overview

VISCALORI IS A SPLENDID HAMLET ON A HILL SITUATED OVER THE VILLAGE OF VIAGRANDE. VIAGRANDE HAS A POPULATION OF ABOUT 5800 PEOPLE AND VISCALORI HAS A POPULATION OF ROUGHLY 700 PEOPLE IN THE HIGH SEASON. GEOGRAPHICALY SPEAKING WE ARE PRACTICALY IN THE CENTER OF EVRYTHING, JUST MINUTES FROM THE SEA, ALREADY ON THE ROAD TO MOUNT ETNA, EASY TO GO TO TAORMINA AND TO SYRACUSE. STARTING ANY TOUR OR RELAX FROM HERE IS ABSOLUTLY THE BEST YOU CAN WISH FOR. DONT MISS THE OPPORTUNITY OF VISITING VISCALORI !! THE WHOLE AREA IS SO BEAUTIFUL THAT THOSE WHO COME ALWAYS RETURN. EACH YEAR WE HAVE A SHOW OF ARTISTS, SCULPTURERS, ARTISANS AND MUSICIANS, THIS OCCURS IN THE MONTHS OF MAY OR JUNE.

THE "VISCALORI COTTAGE ", IS ON THE OTHER SIDE OF THE PROPERTY OF THE VILLA THAT MY WIFE MARIA AND MYSELF LIVE IN ALL YEAR. IT IS A VERY RELAXING PLACE IN A VERY ANTIQUE AREA OF VIAGRANDE NAMED "VISCALORI". THE COTTAGE WAS ORIGINALY BUILT AT THE BEGINING OF THE 18TH CENTURY AND WAS TOTALY REBUILT IN 2001 WITH RESPECT TO THE ANTIQUE DRAWINGS FOR THE OUTSIDE. THE INSIDE HAS A FULL BEAM WOOD CEILING AND A LARGE SALOON THAT INCLUDES THE LIVING ROOM AREA AND THE DINING AREA. ON THE FRONT SIDE OF THE HOUSE THE 17TH CENTURY CHURCH OF SAINT BIAGIO, VERY , VERY BEAUTIFUL. IT IS IMPORTANT TO HAVE A CAR BECAUSE THERE ARE SO MANY THINGS TO SEE AND TO DO THAT ARE NOT IN WALKING DISTANCE. THE VILLAGE HAS EVERYTHING THAT CAN BE NEEDED: SHOPS , BANKS, PHARMACY, SHOPPING CENTERS, RESTAURANTS, DISCOTEQUE DANCING. THE DISTANCE OF ALL IS FROM 100 METERS TO 2 KM. WE FELL IN LOVE WITH THIS AREA BECAUSE IT IS SO LIVABLE FOR THE PERFECT CLIMATE IT HAS ALL YEAR ROUND. THE AIR IS VERY PURE AND CLEAN AND PERFUME FROM THE FLOWERS AND THE VEGETATION CHANGES ALWAYS GIVING YOU RELAXING SENSATIONS. THERE IS A BREATH TAKING VIEW OF MOUNT ETNA AT THE BEGINING OF THE VILLAGE.

PERFUME AND ROMANCE IN THE AIR YOU BREATH
PERFECT FOR HONEYMOONERS, PEACE AND QUIET ALWAYS. THE PERFECT PLACE FOR THE COUPLE OF ANY AGE.
THE HOUSE ITSELF IS FULLY AND VERY WELL FURNISHED. IT HAS A COURTYARD ON ONE SIDE AND A GARDEN WITH A GREEN GRASS LAWN ON THE OTHER. THERE ARE MOSCHITO PROTECTION NETS ON ALL WINDOWS, THERE IS A GAS SECURITY ALARM SYSTEM, THERE IS A GIANT SHOWER, A BIG BATHROOM WITH BIDET, A LAUNDRY ROOM , A WARDROBE ROOM, A VERY COMFORTABLE BEDROOM AND THE LIVING ROOM AREA (48 SQUARE METERS) HAS TWO SINGLE SOFA BEDS THAT ARE VERY CONFORTABLE . ALL THE BEDS HAVE ORTHOPEDIC MATRASSES. 4 people accepted at the most)
UPON ARRIVAL YOU WILL BE GIVEN A DVD AS A GIFT. THIS DVD WILL GIVE YOU A FULL ILLUSTRATION OF CATANIA AND PROVINCE AND MOUNT ETNA . IT IS VERY USEFUL TO DECIDE WHAT TO SEE AND WHAT TO DO. THE HOUSE IS VERY, VERY CLEAN, COSY AND CONFORTABLE. YOU WILL FEEL VERY RELAXED AND READY TO START YOUR HOLIDAY IN THE BEST WAY.
AFTER EVERY DEPARTURE THE HOUSE IS TOTALY DISINFECTED AND CLEANED UP TO THE MINIMUM DETAIL. DIFFERENTLY FROM OTHER HOLIDAY HOMES, YOU WILL NOT BE ASKED TO PAY ANY EXTRAS AT ALL. EVERYTHING IS INCLUDED IN THE STATED PRICE PER WEEK.

CLEAR CONDITIONS, NO SUPRISES
EVERYTHING YOU USE AND NEED IS INCLUDED IN THE PRICE. NO EXTRAS FOR ANYTHING AT ALL. THIS IS SOMETHING THAT IS DIFFICULT TO FIND, IF YOU WANT A CAREFREE HOLIDAY, THIS IS A GOOD START.

Summary:

COMFORTABLE AND COSY SO ROMANTIC, AIR CONDITIONING, CENTRAL HEATING. FULLY EQUIPPED WITH ALL MODERN NEEDS. 20 MINUTES TO THE SEA - 30 MINUTES TO TAORMINA AND MOUNT ETNA

Facilities

Property type: Cottage

Room details

Bedrooms:

1 bedroom, sleeps 4

Bedroom 1: 1 Double bed

Additional beds:
2 single sofa beds located in in the living room, 1 cot
Seats:
Room for 4 in the dining area
Room for 4 in the living area
Bathrooms:
1 bathroom, 1 Separate WC

Indoor facilities

Entertainment and IT:
CD player
DVD/Blu-ray player
Internet
Radio
TV Languages in Local
Heating and air con:
Air conditioning
Central heating
Open fire
Household:
Cooker
Crockery
Cutlery
Fridge
Glassware
Hair dryer
Iron / board
Kettle
Microwave
Oven
Pots / pans
Toaster
Towels / linen
Washing machine

Outdoor facilities

Other:
Balcony or terrace
Outside lighting
Parking
Private garden
Sea view

Suitability

Suitable for
Infants

Sports and activities

Boat Hire
Climbing
Cycling
Fishing
Flying
Golf
Horse Riding
Mountain Biking
Sailling
Scuba Diving
Sports Center
Swimming
Tennis
Water Skiing
Wind Surfing

Sights and attractions

Historic Site
Local Food Market
Museum
Shopping
Theatre
Theme Park
Zoo
Cinema

Prices and availability

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Changeover days and minimum stays
Arrival date range Minimum stay (nights)
1st January 2015 to 31st May 2017 5

Discounts and extras

If more then one discount matches your arrival date, please be aware that only one discount of the highest amount will be applied to your booking.


Discounts

Early Booking Discounts
Arrival date range Booking made more than x days/weeks/months before arrival Discount
1st January to 31st December 2 Months 15%
Late Booking Discounts
Arrival date range Booking made less then x days/weeks/months before arrival Discount
1st June to 31st October 90 Days 15%
Long Stay Booking Discounts
Arrival date range Booking is equal to or longer than x days/weeks/months Discount
1st January to 31st December 14 Days 20%

Extras

This property does not have any extras set

Location

This is exact location

Nearby:
  • Nearest beach: 15km
  • Nearest bar: 2km
  • Nearest restaurant: 2km
  • Nearest ski lift: 25km
  • Nearest supermarket: 5km
  • CATANIA: 10km
  • TAORMINA: 35km
  • MOUNT ETNA: 25km
  • SYRACUSE: 60km

Reviews

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7 out of 7 people recommend staying here
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Stayed Saturday 10 March 2012
We had the pleasure to stay last october as guests by Maria and Dino. Everything was as described and met, even exceeded, our expectatios. With the help of our hosts we were able to find interesting objects and services. They were always available in a very considerate manner. Via their social contacts we had a wonderful opportunity to get aquainted with local people. We remember them as warmhearted friends. Outi and Pekka
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Stayed Saturday 24 September 2011
We found the property and the landlord to be wonderful we would certainly recommend the Viscalori Cottage to anyone seeking to visit and experience Sicily! Thank you so much for you assistance!
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Stayed Wednesday 05 July 2006
My family enjoyed this holiday, the lodge was was well kept and very clean. The owner was extremely helpful and nothing was too much trouble. We would not hesitate in recommending this property.
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Stayed Wednesday 05 July 2006
Lovely holiday - made special by our gracious host and his lovely family. The 'lodge' was first class - all the comforts of home and an excellent base from which to explore this area of Sicily - both coast and inland. Our host was always ready to offer advice and guidance on how to get around and enjoy the area. Shops and supermarkets were conveniently close and people in the town were very friendly - always welcoming helpful. We certainly look forward to returning to the Mellow Yellow lodge in the near future, to continue exploring this fabulous island.
Owner reply:

Michael has a fantastic family and he himself is a very special person. It was a real pleasure having them at the Mellow Yellow lodge and it was very easy to satisfy their needs. Best guests you could hope for.

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We were lucky enough to to stay at Dino and Marias beautiful house for a week (25 Jul - 01 Aug). Everything was clean and neat simple perfect. But most of all Dino and Maria treated us as their own guests. Just wonderful people, ready to provide you with anything you need and advise you on where to go, what to see, were to eat, ... We would like to thank them once more through the review. The house is near to all the most important locations. All perfect !!! Do not miss it !!! Thanasis, Effie & Marilena
Owner reply:

The kind words from Thanasis, Effie and Marilena are very appreciated. We are very happy when our guests are satisfied.We must say that they are a very nice and well educated family.Dino and Maria

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Very good and comfortable in a true Italian village , the owner makes you feel at home and is extreely helpful
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The apartment is very confortable and the owners are very present and helpful. They really make you love Sicily. In this location however, a car is inevitable if you want to get around and the traffic in Catania is something else for a canadian!!! Thanks to the owners Dino and Maria , information is readilly available and recommendations of the lovely areas to visit are worthwhile. P.Fisch
6 other reviews
Augustin and Lucilla Schuster: From : Hannover Germany Very nice ! Very Comfortable ! Splendid people Maria and Dino. Very Italian in all . We think to return to the Viscalori Cottaage in the near futuree. Very many thanks for the special DVD with our names. very very satisfied. Thanks ! from Chicago: Simon and Grace Chou When we decided to visit Italy we were thinking of completing our way around the center of the penisola after being to Tuscany and Venice. At the end we decided to visit Sicily and found this splendid Cottage on www.viscaloriholidayhome.com . What a delightful suprise. Today we may certainly declar e that we spent a different and very delightful kind of holiday. We were never exausted and were able to take it very easy and calm. At the end we realize that we have seen so many places and things that we would never have imagined to be so. This is a beautiful uncontaminated Island . What should we say about Dino and Maria ??? They are so awesome and so fantastic that we were sorry to have finished our 14 day visit. Grace never shed tears for anyone but Dino and Maria are special people. Thanks , we will be back !! Ingraci and Family 2nd Visit: Mrs Dorothy Testimonianza "What a wonderful stay. The accommodation was superb. The surroundings and scenery beautiful. The host and wife were extremely friendly, helpful and had a vast knowledge of the local surroundings recommending villages to visit and local restaurants to try. We have travelled to Italy on many occasions and this accommodation, location and hospitality far exceeds any previous trips we have had. I would have no hesitation in recommending this accommodation and look forward to a stay once again in the Spring of 2012. Thank you." from Bury St. Edmunds: Arthur Very good and comfortable in a true Italian village , the owner makes you feel at home and is extreely helpful Timothy and Gaia Heffernan: Mr We had the great pleasure of staying at Dino and Marias beautiful house in the month of June 2009. 14 days of relax and exceptionally fantastic tourism. We were so near to all the most important locations. Dino and Maria were always so kind and ready to help that at the end we became good friends and on leaving my wife shed tears because we became very affectionate to them. They indicated the restaurants and the places to see. All perfect !!! One particular restaurant that we went to quite a few times was "AllAngolo" where we experienced flavors of the past !! Fantastic. It was not a low cost restaurant but it was worth every cent we paid. We have traveled in many paces, all over the world but we are ready to say that this was far long the best trip of 14 days that we have ever had. We will repeat the experience as soon as possible. At the end of our fascinating stay we got home very relaxed and we were not at all tired. That is very rare after 14 days of intense tourism and joy. Thank you Maria and thank you Dino you are very special persons and your house "The Mellow Yellow Lodge" is unique. Thanks also for the special DVD you gave us as a gift with our names and with a full film documentation and music of CATANIA. Timothy and Gaia Heffernan, Montreal - Canada 6th to 20th JUNE 2009
We had the great pleasure of staying at Dino and Marias beautiful house in the month of June 2009. 14 days of relax and exceptionally fantastic tourism. We were so near to all the most important locations. Dino and Maria were always so kind and ready to help that at the end we became good friends and on leaving my wife shed tears because we became very affectionate to them. They indicated the restaurants and the places to see. All perfect !!! One particular restaurant that we went to quite a few times was "AllAngolo" where we experienced flavors of the past !! Fantastic. It was not a low cost restaurant but it was worth every cent we paid. We have traveled in many paces, all over the world but we are ready to say that this was far long the best trip of 14 days that we have ever had. We will repeat the experience as soon as possible. At the end of our fascinating stay we got home very relaxed and we were not at all tired. That is very rare after 14 days of intense tourism and joy.Thank you Maria and thank you Dino you are very special persons and your house "The Mellow Yellow Lodge" is unique. Thanks also for the special DVD you gave us as a gift with our names and with a full film documentation and music of CATANIA. Timothy and Gaia Heffernan, Montreal - Canada6th to 20th JUNE 2009
Testimonianza presentata il 20/04/2007 da Signora dorothy i. (Iscritto 1365791) La descrizione dell’alloggio è conforme alla realtà? Alloggio 5/5 Attrezzature 5/5 Contesto 5/5 VISIONE GLOBALE 5/5 Testimonianza "Excellent venue, impeccable accommodation and extremely friendly and helpful owners. Once again we have enjoyed the culture of Sicily, the beautiful surroundings and wonderful restaurants. We could not recommend this property highly enough and look forward to returning again next year."
Testimonianza presentata il 16/08/2006 da Signor enrico p. (Iscritto 1292513) La descrizione dell’alloggio è conforme alla realtà? Alloggio 5/5 Attrezzature 5/5 Contesto 5/5 VISIONE GLOBALE 5/5 Testimonianza "I proprietari sono persone deliziose e discrete ed affittano una villetta arredata con gusto e raffinatezza, diversamente dalla maggiorparte delle case-vacanza. Per questo motivo credo che "the mellow yellow lodge" sia l'ideale per coloro che hanno cura e rispetto anche per le cose altrui."
Testimonianza presentata il 23/08/2006 da Signor Joe C. (Iscritto 1309357) La descrizione dell’alloggio è conforme alla realtà? Alloggio 5/5 Attrezzature 5/5 Contesto 5/5 VISIONE GLOBALE 5/5 Testimonianza "Me together with my wife, my daughter and our twin 7 year old grandaughters spent a very wonderful 6 day break in the Yellow Mellow Lodge in Viagrande. The house is situated in a quite area of the town with all amenities close by including a nice church just across the road. It is very eay to reach, once you get used to a couple of roads leading to Viagrande. Furniture and furnishings were excellent and the kitchen very well equipped. The owners were very very nice and available anytime for anything that we might require from an extra pillow to recommendations and directions for beaches, lidos, restaurants etc etc. I can assure anyone that we were more than 100% satisfied with our experience at the Yellow Mellow Lodge."
Testimonianza presentata il 08/09/2006 da Signora dorothy i. (Iscritto 1365791) La descrizione dell’alloggio è conforme alla realtà? Alloggio 5/5 Attrezzature 5/5 Contesto 5/5 VISIONE GLOBALE 5/5 Testimonianza "What a wonderful stay. The accommodation was superb. The surroundings and scenery beautiful. The host and wife were extremely friendly, helpful and had a vast knowledge of the local surroundings recommending villages to visit and local restaurants to try. We have travelled to Italy on many occasions and this accommodation, location and hospitality far exceeds any previous trips we have had. I would have no hesitation in recommending this accommodation and look forward to a stay once again in the Spring of 2007. Thank you."

Owner

About the owner
I am now retired from my 35 years of work with Alitalia Airlines. My last position was managing director in the airport of Catania, in Sicily on behalf of Alitalia. I have the passion for music, film, photography and i love woodwork, i have my own laboratory in my villa.
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Calendar updated: 9 months ago
Last logged in: 7 months ago
Located in: Italy
Joined: August 2006