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Olga's House - Mount Etna Pedara
Olga's House - Mount Etna Pedara
4 guests
1 bedroom
2 beds
1 bath
4 guests
1 bedroom
2 beds
1 bath
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Single (not secluded) 50 squared meters mountain lodge, located at 900 mt ASL, 20 mins drive (14Km far) to ETNA cableway, excellent location far away from city caos, by the nature. One large living room, one small bedroom, one small kitchen and services. From middle June till end of Nov. you may also taste fresh fruits, picked from the trees. It is really ideal for couples and lone adventurers. NOT REACHABLE by any public transportation means.

The space

Located at 5Km far from Pedara, it is in a quiet position, 100%, single and independent (not secluded) with garden, fresh air in the evening, especially during summer, you will enjoy the real healing sleep !!
Large and inviting sunny balcony positioned south.
One secured internally free-of-charge car parking spot.
One secure fireplace.
We assure you that after a period of time here, you will feel refreshed and recovered. You will be enchanted by this experience!

Guest access

The access roads leading to the property, in the area, may be initially winding and similar to a 'maze', even though they are "normal" since these are roads that lead to the summit of the highest volcano in Europe, recognized World Heritage Site since June 2013. As per photos, guests are free to use ALL THE EXTERNAL facilities. available at Olga's.
Unfortunately the property is unreachable by any public transportation means, therefore, to have a car here, is A MUST. Notwithstanding this, Alessandro and Piera will be available (upon request, during booking process) to make the transfer from/to Catania Airport, by paying an extra (50,00€ cash); they will be pleased to make a stop-over at the supermarket, also.

Interaction with guests

Although Alessandro and Piera do not live nearby the house, they will assist you for every need it may occur during your stay, as they live 15 mins drive far from Olga's.
For periods longer than 7 nights, linen will be replaced in mid-stay.

Other things to note

As per National law, from 1st December until 31st March, all cars MUST have either mounted ice tyres or snow chains on board.
Hot water produced by 20 lt rapid electrical water heater.
One internal secured car parking spot available (free of charge)
DVD player with a wide range in their original (IT, EN, FR) language movies.
Free TV Satellite receiver, receiving main European channels (GE, EN, FR, SP languages).
The nearest restaurant / pizzeria within walking distance of Olga, is about 5 km away, which is also Pedara center.
Closest airports: Catania Fontanarossa Airport 33 km, Reggio Calabria Airport 70 km and Comiso Airport 83 km.
Internet signal weak. The phony coverage is present/weak; from June 15, 2017, for providers of mobile phones in European countries, calls are made as per national fare within the countries belonging to European Union


Extra people £9 / night after 2 guests
Cleaning Fee £28
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Sleeping arrangements
Bedroom 1
1 queen bed
Common spaces
1 sofa bed

House Rules
No smoking
Not suitable for pets
No parties or events
Not safe or suitable for infants (Under 2 years)
Check in time is 3PM - 8PM
Check out by 10AM

Cheminée: Pour éviter la surchauffe, NE PAS mettre plus de 3 bûches de bois de chauffage pour le temps intérieur (la fenêtre du foyer doit être fermée pendant l'utilisation).
Du 1er Novembre au 15 Mai, 10 € argent liquide par jour, bois de cheminée, utilisation illimitée, se vous allumez la cheminée.
- Comme la maison est insérée dans un environnement naturel protégé (Parc de l'Etna), les bruits et la musique à grande quantité devraient être évités. - Il est interdit de fumer à l'intérieur de la maison, mais à l'extérieur.
- Dans le montant des frais de nettoyage, le prix comprend le nettoyage des serviettes et des draps.
- Les ordures doivent être divisées en différents sacs (fournis) et être prêts à l'extérieur de la porte, le jour du départ, à 9 heures.
Si le GUEST demande à arriver au-delà de l'heure d'arrivée prévue, il n'y a aucune garantie d'une livraison parfaite de la maison.

Fireplace: To avoid overheating, DO NOT put more than 3 logs of firewood inside the fireplace (the fireplace window must be closed during use).
Price supplement from 1 November to 15 May, 10€/day cash, due to unlimited use of wood, if the fireplace is turned on.
- As the house is inserted in a protected natural environment (Etna Park), noises and music in large quantities should be avoided. - Smoking is not allowed inside the house, but outside.
- In the amount of cleaning fee, the price includes cleaning of towels and sheets.
- The garbage must be divided into different bags (provided) and be ready outside the door on the day of departure at 9 am.
If the GUEST asks to arrive beyond the scheduled check-in time, there is no guarantee of a perfect delivery of the house.

You must also acknowledge
Amenity limitations - Basso segnale 4G / weak 4G signal due to the ETNA PARK Protected Area- lack of antennas.


Safety features
Smoke detector
Carbon monoxide detector
First aid kit
Safety card
Fire extinguisher

3 nights minimum stay

18 Reviews

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Geert User Profile
October 2017
Piera and Alessandro are the best host a guest could wish for. They made sure we would find the 'casa' by picking us up halfway and bringing us 'home' in the dark. At our arrival we found a nice little meal we could heat in the oven, a really lovely and delicious home made cake for breakfast, some wine and some drinks in the fridge. We felt very welcome. The casa was well equipped and had everything you need the first days like coffee, tea, shampoo, toilet paper and even cotton swaps and insect spray. During the week Piera and Alessandro brought us clean sheets and towels. They thought about everything, gave us a list with suggestions for restaurants, shops, supermarkets, fuel and markets and sent us messages about special festivities during our stay. We had a great time in Sicilia and the casa and would like to go back someday.

Allison User Profile
September 2017
Nice house very closed to the Etna and very good welcome of Alessandro and Piera. I recommend !

Anke User Profile
July 2017
We had a very good time at Olga's house. The contact with Alessandro e Piera went very smooth. They picked us up from Catania airport and we had a stop at the supermarket on the way. There is no supermarket close by so good to buy on forhand. Alessandro stopped at a kiosk an bought us a sicilian refreshing drink. There was an other surprise waiting at Olga's house, a bottle of wine, lasagna and a cake prepared by Piera. This was great to arrive like this. Also the fridge was filled with some water and drinks. Coffee, sugar, oil etc. All was there. The house was clean and cosy decorated. We slept very well. In the garden the breakfast was served by the fruit trees. A nice terrace around. The house was close to a beautiful hiking path around the Etna. If you do not like hiking, you definitely need a car, as there is no public transport around. Alessandro e Piera checked a few times with us if all was ok and they even checked out the busses for our next trip. We were pleasantly surprised that they even brought us to the bus station in Catania. Thank you so much!! We very much appreciated your warm welcome and care.

Artur User Profile
July 2017
Quiet, cozy place near Etna. The hosts are very caring and helpful. We're very grateful for their hospitable. We had everything we needed. This is the best place to rest after a day of sightseeing.

Дарья User Profile
July 2017
Beautiful place. Cozy house near Etna. The house has everything you need and more. The hosts are very caring and hospitable. With pleasure we will return again, if we are in Sicily. I recommend to everyone.

Sarah User Profile
December 2016
Alessandro and Pierra were lovely hosts and made us feel very welcomed. The house felt more like a home, very clean, cosy and quiet - a perfect place to get away from the rush of routine. The woods are also very close by and make for a beautiful hike with nature. Over all we really enjoyed our time at 'Olga's Place' and would definitely consider returning perhaps for a longer stay and to better explore Pedara!

Frank User Profile
November 2016
We experienced both meetings with Alessandro as welcoming, clear and attentive. We found that Olga’s place was generously packed with supplies including a brochure with a wide variety of activities, directions and sight to visit in the area. A soon as the neighbor dogs have accepted you, the balcony is a perfect place to relax. We stayed in Olga’s place during November, so using the fireplace is not only cosy but necessary to heat up the place. Overall we had a positive experience staying at Olga’s place, and if you have a car it is a convenient location from where to go to Etna.

Pedara, ItalyJoined in July 2016
Alessandro E Piera User ProfileAlessandro E Piera is a superhost.

Alessandro e Piera, sposati dal 1993 ed hanno 2 figlie.
A loro piace vivere vicino alla natura, e grazie all'amore per la natura, hanno comprato una piccola casa in zona Parco dell'Etna, del fianco Sud, dove comincia la zona boschiva del vulcano.
Essi hanno mentalità aperte e piace conoscere nuove persone di tutte le nazionalità, stando a contatto con abitudini e culture diverse, arricchendo così il loro bagaglio culturale; sono stati sempre proiettati in una dimensione internazionale, lontano dalle chiusure provinciali.
Avendo conosciuto Airbnb, vorrebbero condividere e far conoscere le bellezze della Sicilia.
A loro piace il cibo mediterraneo e conversare davanti ad un buon bicchiere di vino rosso e camino acceso.
Alessandro parla e scrive un buon livello di inglese. Al contrario, Piera lo è con il francese.
Per motivi di privacy, hanno deciso di non essere presenti in alcun 'social'.
Desiderosi ed impazienti di ricevere gli ospiti Airbnb!

Alessandro e Piera, married since 1993 and have 2 daughters.
They like to live close to the nature, and thankfully to love for nature, they bought a small house in PARK ETNA area, South flank, by the beginning of the wooden area of the Volcano.
Thanks to Alex'job, the whole family lived for 4 years an extraordinary experience abroad: in Belgium, in the heart of Europe . As a consequence they broaded their minds by knowing all nationalities new people, speaking English and French, travelling, got in touch with customs and different cultures; they have always screened in international dimensions , far away from provincial closures.
Once back to Sicily they bought the house as per hosting and having known Airbnb, they would like to continue to share the beauties of Sicily and Italy to foreign people as they did abroad, as well.
They like eating mediterranean food, make conversation in front of a good glass of red wine and fireplace.
Alessandro speaks and writes a good level of English. Conversely, Piera is confident with French language.
Due to privacy reasons, they decided not to be present in any social network..
They are looking forward to host the distinguished Airbnb guests !

Languages: English, Français, Italiano
Response rate: 100%
Response time: within an hour

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