VILLA INGRID 12

Sicilia - Catania - SANTA VENERINA

Description:

RECEPTIVE STRUCTURE (CIR CODE: 19087048C223468). Villa Ingrid is located just outside the small town of Santa Venerina, in an agricultural area at an altitude of 200 m on the slopes of Etna. It is located in an ideal position for exploring the small villages along the perimeter of the slopes of Etna where you can find excellent restaurants and renowned cellars for tasting local wines and products. We are about half an hour by car from the two most important centres, Acireale and Giarre. The well-known town of Taormina is just over 30 km away. Villa Ingrid was once the home of a large vineyard in the 20th century. After being abandoned for many years, it was purchased and transformed into a villa for events, as it was possible to make use of large spaces both inside and outside. The villa is structured on two levels, with elegant living areas, a modern and well-equipped kitchen with access to the panoramic outdoor terrace and six elegant suites, all with air conditioning and private bathroom. The style is modern and versatile and each bedroom has particular details. One with a small terrace with a view of Mount Etna, one with bathtub in the room and others with a sitting room. The pride of the place is the wellness area which has been created on the ground floor, with a heated swimming pool, Jacuzzi tub with solarium, Swedish sauna, massage room and gym; furthermore, a separate structure houses a projection room and a billiard room. Surrounding the house is a large level park, with vast expanses of lawn dotted with palm trees and a large swimming pool with solarium with, just a few steps away, a table under the shade of a portico, perfect for a game of cards in good company.

VILLA INGRID HAS BEEN SUBJECTED TO A CHECK-UP BY A TECHNICAL RESPONSIBLE BEFORE THE BEGINNING OF THE SEASON, TO ENSURE CONSISTENCY OF THE DESCRIPTION, ACCESSORIES LISTED ON THIS PAGE AND THEIR PRESENT STATE OF OPERATION/MAINTENANCE, TO GUARANTEE QUALITY, CLEANLINESS AND COMFORTS TO ALL CLIENTS WHO WILL STAY HERE.

Interior:

Villa Ingrid has two floors connected by external stairs and a convenient lift. The ground floor, reachable via a short flight of stairs, is destined as a leisure/relaxation area; here is the SPA (on request with extra payment) with indoor heated swimming pool, jacuzzi with solarium, sauna, massage room (available only with professional massage therapist). The gym accessible from the outside is located on a mezzanine floor. The projection room and the billiard room are located in the pool house. An external staircase, or the lift, lead up to the heart of the house on the upper foor, consisting of a large bright living room with small workstation, two lounge areas, one with fireplace and the second with sofas, an elegant dining table and a grand piano. From this living area you proceed to a double bedroom with sitting area and small terrace with a view of Mount Etna, served by an en-suite bathroom with shower, and to a double bedroom with tub in the room and en-suite bathroom with shower. The corridor from the living room leads to the well-equipped linear kitchen, with direct access to the terrace equipped with dining area (from where you can then proceed down the majestic double staircase that leads to the park and pool area), and to a further four double bedrooms, each with en-suite bathroom, three with shower and one with tub. On the first floor, lastly, is a small room used as a laundry room with washer-dryer and various equipment.

Park:

Five thousand metres of park form the wonderful setting of Villa Ingrid, enlivened by gardens, lawn areas and paved paths bordered by secular trees, palms and potted flowers. The upper floor terrace, with easy access from the kitchen, has a dining area shaded by a pergola. Near the swimming pool is another relaxation area protected by a large portico. The property is accessed through an automatic gate, past which is the large parking area. Please notice that photos are taken in spring, therefore flower blossoming, and the colours of the gardens' grass could be different at the moment of your arrival at the villa.

Swimming Pool:

The pool area is located at the rear of the villa, about 150 m away, and reached down the flight of stairs from the terrace. You can avoid the stairs by using the lift located at the front of the house. The area is bordered by a railing on one side and by an expanse of lawn dotted with palm trees. At the centre lies the rectangular pool with rounded edges, embellished by a small waterfall that ends in a second small pool, creating a pleasant background of flowing water. The pool, measuring 4 x 14 m with the depth varying from 1,20 to 1,90 m, is lined in mosaic and has chlorine purification and two metal ladders for access. On the terracotta paving surrounding the pool are sunbeds and umbrellas. In a slightly steep area is a table and chairs shaded by a portico. A cold-water shower is available. The swimming pool is open from the last Saturday of April until the first Saturday of October.

Pets: Yes, small size. € 50,00 per animal per week or part of week.
Handicap: Uncertified Structure
Fenced-in property: No
Amenities and Features
  • Air conditioning in the bedrooms and living rooms of the main floor
  • smart TV
  • internet Wi-Fi connection
  • dishwasher
  • microwave
  • kettle
  • espresso machine
  • american coffee machine
  • moka coffee machine
  • toaster
  • washing/dryer machine
  • iron and ironing board
  • hairdryer
  • mobile barbecue
  • SPA (heated pool - sauna - jacuzzi - massage bed)
  • gym
  • projection room
  • pool table
  • safe in the bedrooms
  • lift
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Location and distances


Villa Ingrid is located ten minutes by car from the small town of Santa Venerina, one of the many municipalities located along the perimeter of the slopes of Etna. The villa is located in an ideal position for exploring the villages of Etna such as Zafferana, a must along the excursion route on Etna which can be visited in various ways, with guides or independently, hiking or by bike, and maybe opting for a stop at the foot of Etna to sample the local products. The old town of Randazzo, called the Black City due to the extensive use of lava stone in the town architecture, is surprising for the numerous churches and basilicas scattered throughout its historic centre, perched at 750 m above sea level and 15 km from the central crater. Bronte, renowned throughout the world for the production of pistachios and nestled on the slopes of Etna, offers from the top of its hills a unique landscape in which the houses, superimposed on each other, stand out among the mass of lava rocks. In the larger towns of Acireale and Giarre-Riposto, within 10 km, are supermarkets, numerous bars and restaurants as well as famous churches, squares and palaces. For basic necessities you can go to Linera, a district of Santa Venerina about 4 km away, with restaurants, a pizzeria and a small supermarket. For the adventurous, about 13 km away, is the Etna Adventure Park with itineraries for all ages; if you want to take a boat trip, the tourist port of Riposto, about 10 km away, offers numerous opportunities for exploring the beauty of the surrounding areas, from Taormina (about half an hour from the villa), up to Etna and the Alcantara Gorges.

Airport: Catania 35 kms
Train station: Santa Venerina 2 kms, Giarre 10 kms, Catania 22 kms
Highways: Highway A18 exit Giarre 7 km
Shops and services: Linera 2 kms, Santa Venerina 6 kms, Zafferana 8 kms, Giarre 9 kms
Beaches: Beach of San Marco (Calatabiano) 25 kms, Giardini Naxos 28 kms, Taormina 35 kms
Parking: Private uncovered parking for 5 cars
Access roads: Paved road to the entrance gate
Attractions within 100 km: Acireale 7 kms, Zafferana 8 kms, Giarre 9 kms, Riposto 10 kms, Parco Avventura Etna 13 kms, Catania 25 kms, Linguaglossa 30 kms, Taormina 36 kms, Randazzo 50 kms, Bronte 60 kms, Siracusa 88 kms
Altitude: 224 slm

Reviews

9.7 / 10

Rating based on received reviews

Average rating

10
Overall rating
9.7
General cleanliness
9.5
Quality of pool and park cleanliness
9.7
Quality of furnishing and amenities

Reviews

by Esra Adigozel
United States 7/5/2024
What is your opinion on the quality of the property?
9/10
How do you value the property amenities and furniture?
9/10
What is your opinion on the quality of the garden and the pool?
9/10
What do you think of the overall cleanliness of the property?
9/10
Would you consider returning to an Emma Villas property?
Yes
What is your overall opinion of your holiday?
8/10
How would you rate our customer service (including check-in/out)?
10/10
If you have used a Food & Experience service, please rate your experience.
9/10
We value your feedback to improve the services provided by Emma Villas.
We had a wonderful stay at Villa Ingrid. The property is quite modern, safe and very spacious. The property manager was very responsive and helpful with everything we needed. We cannot think of any better place to stay in Sicily for a group of 8 to 12. Thank you!

by Jean Pierre COMO
France 8/21/2023
What do you think of the quality of the property?
10/10
Has the property matched your expectations?
Si è stato moto bello
How do you value the property accessories and furniture?
10/10
What value would you give for the cleanliness of the pool and park?
9/10
What do you think of the overall cleaner of the property?
10/10
How would you rate the price-quality relationship?
Molto Bene
Would you return to this property/or recommend it to your friends?
9/10
What suggestions do you have to improve the property?
Non
What is your overall opinion of your vacation?
10/10
What factors made you decide to book with Emma Villas?
La qualità 👍🙂
What suggestions do you have to better the service provided by Emma Villas?
Non

by slonim itzhak
Israel 4/7/2023
What do you think of the quality of the property?
10/10
Has the property matched your expectations?
Great and above.
How do you value the property accessories and furniture?
10/10
What value would you give for the cleanliness of the pool and park?
10/10
What do you think of the overall cleaner of the property?
10/10
How would you rate the price-quality relationship?
Good.
Would you return to this property/or recommend it to your friends?
10/10
What suggestions do you have to improve the property?
Improve the hot spa and jacuzzi.
What is your overall opinion of your vacation?
10/10
What rate would you give for the customer service (including check in/out)?
Perfect.

Minimum Stays

Period (from/to) Minimum stay Check-in and check-out
6/29/2024 - 8/31/2024 5 Nights Everyday
8/31/2024 - 1/4/2025 3 Nights Everyday
Period (from/to) Minimum stay Check-in and check-out
1/4/2025 - 6/28/2025 5 Nights Everyday
6/28/2025 - 8/30/2025 7 Nights Only Sat
8/30/2025 - 1/3/2026 5 Nights Everyday

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  • mandatory extra cleaning when pets are present (€ 50,00/week or part of week/animal), tourism tax (where applicable)

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STAY CANCELLATION INSURANCE POLICY - by EuropAssistance (Included in the price)
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HEALTH ASSISTANCE INSURANCE POLICY - by EuropAssistance (Optional) +1,5% of the rental price Not only cancellation policies, but also protection during your stay. You can choose to purchase this policy in the event you should, for the duration of your stay, want coverage for:
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  • you are protected in the case of eventual damage to the property caused accidentally during your stay (up to the maximum limit of 1500 euro);
  • you avoid any dispute on the responsibility of the damage and its quantification during check-out;
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The following extra services are available to be purchased during the booking process.
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Food Delivery - Glamours Aperitif
Food Delivery - Glamours Aperitif

DELIVERY ONLY ON TUESDAY AND FRIDAY - KIT RECOMMENDED FOR UP TO 4 PEOPLE (for larger groups we suggest to add more kits) - A platter of delights to share with friends, featuring the finest ‘Made in Italy’ ingredients, accompanied by DOC Prosecco from Veneto.
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€ 173.00

Food Delivery - Romantic Aperitif
Food Delivery - Romantic Aperitif

DELIVERY ONLY ON TUESDAY AND FRIDAY - KIT RECOMMENDED FOR UP TO 4 PEOPLE (for larger groups we suggest to add more kits) - A selection of three prestigious caviars, directly from Siberia,
to be enjoyed with 'pane carasau' bread, salted butter made from 100% Piedmontese milk, hand-rolled breadsticks and Prosecco.
A magical combination with the 'del Mago drinks' Vodka selection by Chef Marcello Trentini.
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€ 148.00

Food Delivery - Poolside Brunch
Food Delivery - Poolside Brunch

DELIVERY ONLY ON TUESDAY AND FRIDAY - KIT RECOMMENDED FOR UP TO 4 PEOPLE (for larger groups we suggest to add more kits) - An international classic that combines the relaxation of breakfast with the flavours of lunch: a brunch featuring top-quality ingredients.
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€ 110.00

Food Delivery - Picnic on the Lawn
Food Delivery - Picnic on the Lawn

DELIVERY ONLY ON TUESDAY AND FRIDAY - KIT RECOMMENDED FOR UP TO 4 PEOPLE (for larger groups we suggest to add more kits) - To start, tantalizing nachos with guacamole, followed by our selection of cured meats and cheeses served with hand-stretched breadsticks and chocolate brownies to finish.
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€ 129.00

Food Delivery - Dining in the Great Outdoors
Food Delivery - Dining in the Great Outdoors

DELIVERY ONLY ON TUESDAY, FRIDAY - KIT RECOMMENDED FOR UP TO 4 PEOPLE (for larger groups we suggest to add more kits) - In company around a BBQ of excellent raw materials: tasty arrosticini and hamburgers of our Angus from the Italian supply chain, black pork sausages from the Sicilian Nebrodi mountains and Leonessa potatoes baked in foil. To accompany the burgers, the unfailing pane cafone, cheddar and sweet San Marzano tomato sauce. To accompany, our Amatrice spelt beer and the ever-present iced tea for the little ones.
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€ 170.00

Food Delivery - Authentic Sicily
Food Delivery - Authentic Sicily

DELIVERY ONLY ON TUESDAY AND FRIDAY - KIT RECOMMENDED FOR UP TO 4 PEOPLE (for larger groups we suggest to add more kits). Dive into tasting characteristic Sicilian produce. Our spaghetti alla puttanesca embodies all the flavours of Sicily: Sicilian capers, Pantelleria oregano, high-quality Campisi tuna in oil and our oven-baked olives and red cherry tomato sauce. While you wait, indulge in Sicilian Nebrodi pork salami with pane cafone.
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€ 154.00

Food Delivery - Vegan experience in villa
Food Delivery - Vegan experience in villa

DELIVERY ONLY FROM TUESDAY TO FRIDAY - KIT RECOMMENDED FOR UP TO 4 PEOPLE (for larger groups we suggest to add more kits) - Discover all the taste of our vegetable products. A rich starter with tofu cheese, our sott'oli and pane cafone. First course with fusilloni from Gragnano accompanied by a yellow date sauce. To finish, tasty vegetable nuggets accompanied by lioness potatoes.
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€ 101.00