San Giorgio Estate

A luxury house to rent in Catania, Sicily, Italy

A really amazing, spacious family house, renovated to a very high level and with wonderful staff.

Sleeps: 16-18 + 8

Price Guide 2021:

Main house from €16,000 to €20,000 per week

Boat house from €3,500 to €4,500 per week


  • Cook (for breakfast, buffet lunch & dinner)
  • Maid service
  • Butler
  • Airport welcome


  • Upper Level:
    Master suite with 2 bathrooms, private sitting room & furnished terrace
    Double bedroom with en-suite bathroom (wheelchair accessible)
    2 twin/double bedrooms with en-suite bathrooms
    Sitting room with TV & kitchen
  • Ground Floor Level:
    2 double/twin bedrooms with en-suite bathrooms (these 2 rooms share a private entrance & shared hall)
    2 double/twin bedrooms with en-suite bathrooms (these 2 rooms share a private entrance & shared hall)
    In every room it is possible to add a baby cot
  • Casa del Forno (boat house – optional):
    2 double bedrooms with en-suite bathrooms
    Convertible living room with sofa bed (double) & 2 children’s bed
    Shared bathroom
    Private covered terrace


  • Infinity pool (15m x 7m)
  • Floodlit tennis court
  • Ping pong, badminton & table football
  • Air conditioning & fans in bedrooms, dining & sitting room
  • Satellite/Sky TV, DVD/CD player, iPod docks & WiFi
  • Massage, sauna, yoga & tennis lessons available at extra charge


  • Catania airport 25 mins
  • Siracusa, Taormina, Piazza Armerina & Ragusa all within 1 hr drive
  • Nearest village 5 miles
  • Nearest beach & beach clubs 20 mins/12 miles
  • Guided trips to Mount Etna
  • 2 golf courses within 90 mins drive

Set in exotic landscaped gardens at the heart of a private organic orange grove, the house and adjacent orangery are built on a gently sloping limestone hill looking across to Mount Etna, enjoying gentle breezes and wonderful views.

The main house contains the eight bedrooms and a sitting room with a TV, and a small kitchen ideal for children’s suppers. All the bedrooms are individually decorated and have en-suite bathrooms, ceiling fans and air conditioning.

Four bedrooms are on the ground floor and stay cool even in the heat of summer. The Olivera and the Rosmarino share a private entrance and gated foyer and face the lavishly planted courtyard, garden and orange groves. Both have bamboo ceilings. The Olivera bathroom has a bath and the Rosmarino a shower.

The Limone and Bougainvillea rooms share a private entrance and gated foyer and have traditional vaulted cathedral ceilings. The Limone bathroom has a shower and Bougainvillea a bath.

The other four bedrooms are on the upper level and are connected by a long corridor leading from the library. The master suite, Lavanda, has a spacious bedroom, separate sitting room, furnished shady terrace and two bathrooms, one with a shower and one with a bath.

The Palma and the Zagara share a small hall and both have private balconies. The Gelsomino has a beamed ceiling, a shower and wheelchair access.

The summer living and dining rooms are in the pretty air-conditioned orangery, set in the garden by the pool, surrounded by lush gardens and a large limestone terrace with plenty of sun beds and parasols for sunbathing.

The resident cook prepares the freshest of local ingredients, many grown organically on the estate. Breakfast consists of homemade honey and marmalades from the estate, fresh breads, melon, yoghurt, Parma ham and local cheeses. Lunch is a selection of cold dishes, salads and local meats, while dinner is a proper Italian affair. Ali, the houseboy, waits at table and generally helps out.

This is a wonderful house for family reunions or friends holidaying together. The high season starts with the fabulous orange blossom in April and ends in October. 

This is just a selection of some of the villas we represent. We are constantly on the lookout for new properties to add to our portfolio and are always delighted to look for that very special house if you haven’t found what you are looking for. Properties are available throughout the year by arrangement.

So do call, we would love to talk to you.

“The place is so beautiful it’s a treat for the eyes. And of course you were right, the service was wonderful and the food delicious. A great success!”

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