The Vico Vulcano Residence

sicily, italy
3 bedroom - 3 bath
(1 review)
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€590 per night (EUR)
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  • Air Conditioning
  • Baby Bath
  • Baby Monitor
  • Babysitter / Nanny
  • Backyard / Garden
  • Balcony
  • Bathtub
  • Bed Rails
  • Bicycles
  • Cabinet Locks
  • Changing Table
  • Chef / Catering
  • Children's Dinnerware
  • Corner Guards
  • DVD Library
  • DVD Player
  • Dishwasher
  • Elevator
  • Fireplace Guards
  • Game Console
  • High Chair
  • Housekeeper
  • Outlet Plugs
  • Parking
  • Pet-friendly
  • Pool
  • Pool Gate
  • Stair Gates
  • Television
  • Toys / Children's Books
  • Washer / Dryer
  • Wifi
  • Window Guards
1 king
1 queen
2 twin / single

Perks for the Parents

This white Aeolian house on the island of Vulcano is surrounded by breathtaking views of the azure sea, has plenty of indoor and outdoor toys to amuse the kids, and is a short stroll to the beach. It sleeps up to 6. The house is perfectly tailored for families - it's still a holiday home for the host’s 3 children. The bedrooms are all ensuite – 1 with a bathtub and 1 with shower, while the downstairs bedroom is separate, so ideal for teenagers or grandparents. You’ll spend most of your time on the terrace, eating delicious food, drinking some great local wine and marveling at the sunsets.

Why Kids Love it

The house is well equipped for kids of all ages with a high chair, travel crib and toddler toys for little ones, plus games and toys for older children too. There’s a big garden and play area with swings, a ping pong table and hammock. There are interesting and adventurous walks from the property to the beach while picking blackberries and capers. There’s plenty of active stuff to do here: hike the volcano, go diving, rent a boat to explore the other islands, or paddle board and canoe on the warm, calm sea.

Things to Know

Minimum stay: 5 nights. The property has a gate and fence all around. Young children should be carefully supervised on the terrace so that they don’t lean over the parapet. There is a short flight of steps leading down into the garden and external stairs leading to the downstairs bedroom. A fireplace guard is provided for the fire. The house is in a quiet part of the island where all the neighbors know each other. The TV is small here but you’ll probably gaze at the view instead.

About the Location

The house is located on the island of Vulcano, one of the 8 Aeolian Islands and about 25km north of mainland Sicily. It’s a volcanic island with an active, smoking volcano, Fossa di Vulcano (Gran Cratere), therapeutic mud baths and hot springs. Get to the island by flying to Catania and catching a bus or taxi to the port of Milazzo. From here hop on a hydrofoil to Vulcano, approximately a 45-minute trip. You can also get a direct hydrofoil from Naples. From the port, the house is 12 miles away in Gelso, a beautiful area of the island. It has 4 restaurants, 3 beaches (Asino and Cannitiello are recommended), lovely walks and a lighthouse.

Accommodation Details

This residence has 3 bedrooms and 3 bathrooms and is on 2 levels. There’s a kitchen that is open to a living room with a working fireplace. On this level are 2 bedrooms – 1 queensize; 1 with 2 single / twin beds that is ensuite with a shower. Another kingsize bedroom is accessed via external stairs. It has its own ensuite bathroom with a tub and there is an additional family bathroom with a shower. For additional sleeping options there is a sofa bed in the living room as well as a day bed. Outside and running the length of the house is a covered terrace with bench seating, an outside table seating up to 6, a BBQ, lounge chairs and a play area with swings.

Style Notes

Beach house bohemia. This white house with striking blue shutters is typically Aeolian-style –simplicity is key and rooms are often added as the family grows. There’s a covered terrace surrounded by a low wall with stone seats. This comfortable, simple style is echoed in the white walls and a décor that is a mix of designs, curated from the owner’s travels all over the world. The kitchen and living room are full of light and the bedrooms are soothing and calm. It’s the view, however, that you’ll never tire of.

Francesca P.
Member since February 10, 2019
We are a family of three children raised between Africa and the Middle East, who returned to Europe in September 2020. My children grew up in our beach house in Sicily, which we own since 2005. Hence it’s incredibly child’ friendly! It’s our happy place, where we spend good family time, we enjoy the beach, the Mediterranean nature, the Sicilian food, our astonishing view. It’s a paradise!

Sicily, Italy

Kicked into the sea

Long legged Italy, so goes the rhyme, kicked this beautiful island into the Mediterranean beside it, and it’s a great place for a family vacation. You could spend days on the beaches or exploring ancient ruins, but there’s more to do than that - scale Mount Etna by cable car, then play at the adventure playground at its base, visit castles and catacombs, eat gelato in pretty squares and enjoy puppet theater productions in true Sicilian style.

1 review

lucia l.
Visited in July 2021
Wonderful place to stay! We Stayed at the villa with our 2 children, and we can’t be more happy of our choice. The property was excellent, with a great view located in a quiet area of the island, and perfect for a family, with a lot of space inside and outside. The view is on the sea in front of Sicily, and if are lucky enough you can see the eruption of Etna! I’ve already told at least a dozen friends about the house! There is a wonderful beach nearby, reacheble with a short walk, and 2 of the best restaurants of the island are located close to the house. The owner Francesca, gave us many tips, and ideas to do with the kids, and the island offer a lot to do, you can’t be bored. We really had wonderful moments there, wake up with the sound of the waves, the view of the sea and on the light house. And there nothing best to do at the evening than relaxing on the veranda, after a day spent visiting Vulcano, enjoyng a glass of wine (made in Vulcano!) and looking at the shooting stars!