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Holiday home villa with garden, sea view & Etna view

Gabriella

Member since: 2010
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Speaks: english, french, german, italian
Sleeps6
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 7 nights

Gabriella

Member since: 2010
Speaks: english, french, german, italian
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Calendar last updated:
May 7, 2015
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Holiday home villa with garden, sea view & Etna view

Sleeps6
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 7 nights

Overview

Taormina Centre House Rental Photos and Description

2 bedrooms, 1 bathroom, living & dining room, veranda, kitchen, garden, terrace

Casa Dietro la Noce was built from beautiful natural stone and is surrounded by nature and still central on an elevation in Taorminas! From the lush garden with lemon trees you can get through an enchanting glass veranda on Sicilian tiles (which is used as an additional dining space for bad weather) in the living room in which you will find a walled couch corner (with an additional sleeping accommodation of 100x200cm) with a lot of cosy pillows, an open fireplace in addition to the well-being brings, a flat-screen with DVD/satellite. Through a hallway you can get to the large, open, fully equipped eat-in kitchen and in the dining room with cosy rattan chairs and the 2nd open fireplace, along also in the two friendly and bright bedroom and bathroom. There is an extra room for the washing machine.

The for local conditions very large garden provides shade, breakfast, sun-bathing and picnic areas, depending on your mood. The scent of flowers, oranges, lemons .............

Picciolo golf club: In 30 min. you can reach the only 18 hole golf course in Sicily with the majestic Etna in the background. The beautiful area is located between vineyards, trees and Mediterranean bushes.

The fairways of the course are mainly wavy and have a few water and sand obstacles. What is particularly special for the course is the breath-taking beauty of the landscape: the 18 green holes look like they are stuck in the lava. The most difficult hole is the eleventh, a tight, 387 m long par 4 with water on the right and an exit on the left side of the fairway.

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Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Gabriella (Owner)
Member since: 2010
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Speaks: english, french, german, italian
Response time:
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Response rate:
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Calendar last updated:
May 7, 2015

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Sleeps6
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 7 nights
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Reviews

4.8
based on 12 traveler reviews

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Holiday home villa with garden, sea view & Etna view
average rating of 4.75 based on 14 reviews
2

Great potential, poor management

  • 2 of 5

If you’re looking for a perfect vacation rental in Taormina, this isn’t it.This property’s great potential is being ruined by poor management.We’re a family of well-seasoned travelers from the US. We’ve pretty much ‘been there, done that’ all over the World. This is our first negative review, and we feel we must share our experience with others who might consider staying here.This property is being managed by the owner’s cleaning lady, who only speaks Italian. The owners themselves are not in Taormina, and are very hard to reach as they seem to be on a perpetual Holiday themselves.After our stay, it took almost two months, countless emails and filing a complaint with Homeaway to finally receive a partial refund on our electricity usage deposit.The owner withheld the fact from us that their property manager didn’t speak a lick of English. It caused all sorts of problems and issues. Finding a meeting location, for example. We tried calling her mobile, but what’s the point if we cannot understand each other? Hours were wasted until we finally were able to find each other.The air cooling units in two bedrooms were not working when we arrived. We notified the owners via email immediately, it took two days for the cleaning lady to show up, and try to convince us that they were, in fact, working. It’s a middle of August and Africa-hot, and the other two units in the house were working great. It took another 24 hours for the technician to come and fix the units, for which the owners decided to charge us. Upon our arrival, we had a gentleman (a friend of a cleaning lady) help us carry our luggage to the house. We gave him a 20 EUR tip, but the cleaning lady was so adamant and upset, and started yelling about adding another 10 EUR. Who ever tips a porter 30 EUR and why wouldn’t she inform us ahead of time that it would be a fixed rate 30 EUR to help us with the luggage? The check-out time in the contract was stated between 9 and 10 AM. She showed up at the house with the gardener and a plumber at 7:30 and began cleaning. We have paid for 7 days/nights, please allow us to finish packing, have breakfast and get ready for our journey. The gardener was taking care of the property on the day of our departure, it was a jungle when we arrived, why wouldn’t they make it nice for us as well? Same with the plumber: fixing shower head on the day of our departure…

Without a doubt, our week in Taormina would have been much more enjoyable had we stayed at a different property.

  • Submitted: Oct 9, 2014
  • Stayed: Aug 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your comment. I was unaware that as a "seasoned traveler" you expect English speaking staff in all corners of the world. Since we had been in lively mail and text contact before the journey, I expected that guests will contact me regarding any problems with arrival, communication, and problems at the destination. It had already worked so well, when additional wishes were expressed, such as cook and a cot. Our last correspondence occurred at the day of arrival, at which I sent a text to both renters,describing the way to the meeting point with our house keeper. After this, I have not heard from them again, and assumed that everything went well. It is true, having kids ourselves, that we had been on vacation in August, but regardless, have never been unreachable for any one, especially since it is part of our jobs. With the booking, each of our guests receives directions via mail. Concerning the payment of the gentlemen who carried the luggage, we cannot offer any explanation or apologies, since it is not for us to decide how much to charge for his work. Regarding the air conditioning, we had guests leaving the same day the renters arrived, and neither the former guests nor the house keeper had uttered any complaint. Only after the husband managed to uninstall the software of the controlling units, the problems started to appear. This was also confirmed by the electrician who found no faults. In August, Italy's companies generally hold a longer holiday, which is why it took 24 hours for a electrician to arrive. But since I can understand, that not everyone knows how to utilize every remote, I payed for the repair, as a service to our guests. Now for the garden. It had been groomed a week before their arrival, and in August with the climate as it is, the garden simply cannot overgrow. The gardener tends to it bi-weekly. So far none of our guests complained about the garden. As for the other problems, the guests did not inform me any way. The air-conditioning was repaired within 24 hours, and I would have been happy to tend to all other potential problems. The only feedback I did receive was a mail with one sentence saying:"We enjoy the house and the garden very much! Given this experience, I find even more joy in all the other positive 5-star ratings, as well as all those wonderful and heartfelt comments, in the house's guestbook. I wish to offer all future guests an unburdened stay and I will continue to strive for this. Gabriella
5

The best part of Sicily is right here!

  • 5 of 5

I know the photos above look great, but they actually don't even start to convey how magical this place is.

The minute you enter this property, you step into your own private Eden of calm and beauty in bustling, touristy Taormina (your first hint: it's decorated with a subtle Adam & Eve theme, which sums it up perfectly). From exploring the wild fruit-filled gardens below and snacking on nespole right from the tree, to lounging in the yard watching Etna fume, to gazing off at the sea over an afternoon glass of wine, there is literally no where else on earth I would rather be.

I really cannot say enough about this place. I loved it ALL! I loved that the living room welcomes you with the scent of a well used fireplace when you enter, and a friendly yard cat purrs goodbye as you leave. I loved that you are totally removed from the town below, yet literally 90 seconds from it. I loved that the kitchen had all we needed, and that the bed was cozy and the shutters dark, so sleeping late was always an option. I loved that I didn't get even one mosquito bite (I think we got lucky on that one), and that our hosts were so friendly. (My boyfriend loved that there was a washer, ample blankets, cookies on the table, and Radio Capital TiVu. Priorities!)

When it came time to leave, I was as sad as a sinner being kicked out of paradise. But lucky for me we can return anytime my bank balance allows it!

Thanks again, Gabriella - you have an incredible home here!

  • Submitted: Aug 28, 2013
  • Stayed: Apr 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
Stuttgart, Deutschland
5

Traumhaft schönes Feriendomizil

  • 5 of 5

Das Ferienhaus in Taormina ist wundervoll gelegen mit Blick auf den Ätna und das Meer in ruhiger Lage mit herrlichem Garten und sehr ansprechend eingerichtet. Es ist alles äußerst gepflegt und sauber, die Küche mit allem ausgestattet, was man so braucht. Wir haben uns total wohlgefühlt. Vielen Dank liebe Familie Rühm - bis zum nächsten Mal!

  • Submitted: Jun 13, 2013
  • Stayed: Apr 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
5

Simply stunning prperty and location

  • 5 of 5

My husband &I visited this stunning holiday home as part of our honeymoon. We spent the first week of our honeymoon in a hotel in Amalfi, Italy & the second week here in Taormina in this beautiful elevated, private, stone built villa. It was the perfect way to end our very special holiday.

This house is perfect as it offers (VERY) easy access to the thriving Taormina centre (3 minutes walk away), yet is set up off the main road, meaning that you have complete privacy (no houses overlook you) & feel almost as if you are set out in the mountains, which is just the balance that we wanted.

It has easy access to the beach (a pleasant walk away & cable car back up the hill into town), enchanting views of the majestic Etna from house and garden, beautiful views out to the epic coastline & sea. Many a breakfast was enjoyed in the garden facing out to the twinkling blue expanse and many an evening was passed sharing a glass of local wine and fresh produce from the little markets, sat watching the reflection of the lights along the coastline dancing on the dark waves. So romantic.

The inside of the house has a feeling of being in a farm house and is very well done out with all that is required to make this place your home during your stay. The garden is beautiful & well kept with a BBQ, which we took full advantage of. The flora & fruits surrounding you in the garden make this place a little eden & it was often tempting to just pass the days away in the garden, rather than exploring the exciting town and surrounding beauties.

Some things we recommend are walks to the beach & Isola Bella, anything Etna related, the Public Gardens, the Greek Theatre (which has spectacular views of smoking Etna from the ruins of this amazing apitheatre), check out the local cuisine as there are some real gems of restaurants or you can buy fresh pastries in a morning from local shops, fresh pasta, fresh fruit and veg & cheeses. We bought some porcini mushrooms that grow on the side of Mnt Etna & they were the best we've ever tasted! The icecream is a must try here too! The nightlife here is good too, with some great bars & some which stay open until sunrise! We also found a great Jazz bar where we enjoyed live music whilst looking out over the rolling waves.

Gaby and Viktor are friendly & helpful and simply were perfect hosts & provided us with all the information we needed for our holiday.

We would certainly return & would recommend to all wanting a special holiday

  • Submitted: Jan 29, 2013
  • Stayed: Sep 2012
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Kirsty & Richard, Thank you for this wonderful description of your honeymoon and stay in Taormina, can nearly experiencing it with you. We are very happy that you had a great time in Taormina. We wish you all the very best for your future ... and maybe ..... see you soon! Best wishes Gabriella
5

Fabulous garden with fanrtastic views

  • 5 of 5

My partner and I stayed in the house for one week but how we wiished we had longer. It was very hot when we were in Taormina and the garden offers wonderful natural shade and we were content to spend a lot of the day at the house relaxing in the garden and enjoying the views. Just a few minutes walk and we were in the main streets of Taormina which had a fantastic array of bars,cafes and restaurants to cater for every taste. Taormina seems to appeal to all, couples and families of all ages and the people watching is second to none! The house is very well equipped,clean and comfortable. Visiting Mount Etna is a must and going to the summit is an amazing experience. I would higly recommend Taormina and the property, but a word of warning, the house is up many steps and not suitable for the very elderly or infirm, however we loved the fact that while at the house we felt miles from anywhere yet within a few minutes we were in the busy and fun streets of Taormina. Would we go again....................definately!! Great holiday.

  • Submitted: Aug 4, 2011
  • Stayed: Jul 2011
  • Source: HomeAway
5

Grüne Oase in Taormina

  • 5 of 5

Wir haben in diesem wunderschönen Haus eine erholsame, herbstliche Woche verbracht. Es liegt über den Dächern von Taormina und man ist nur ein paar Stufen von der Innenstadt und dem griechischen Theater entfernt. Bei Sonne konnten wir die vielen Sitzmöglichkeiten im Garten nutzen und den Blick auf den Ätna und das Meer genießen. Das Haus ist sehr gepflegt, gemütlich eingerichtet und alles Nötige ist wie beschrieben vorhanden. Mit Buchung erhält man alle wichtigen Informationen rund ums Haus und den Ort (Restauranttipps, Einkaufsmöglichkeiten ect.). Wir würden das Haus auf jeden Fall weiterempfehlen.

  • Submitted: Dec 9, 2014
  • Stayed: Oct 2014
  • Source: Fewo Direkt, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Vielen Dank! Wir freuen uns wenn es unseren Gästen gefällt und sie Ihren Urlaub genießen können! Gabriella

Map

Nearest Airport
45 Kilometres
Catania
Nearest Barpub
100 Metres
Bar Pirandello, Shaker and a lot more
Nearest Ferry
30 Kilometres
Messina
Nearest Golf
35 Kilometres
Castiglione
Nearest Train
4 Kilometres
Giardini Naxos
Nearest Motorway
2 Kilometres
Taormina
Nearest Restaurant
100 Metres
Pizzeria Trocadero and a lot more
Nearest Beach
500 Metres
Isola Bella
Car: not necessary

The spectacular location, the beautiful coast, the historical centre of the medieval Taormina and the hospitality of the residents of Taormina provide for the charm of the city. Taormina is one of the most beautiful cities in the world! The attractions of the city include the famous Teatro Greco (at the same elevation of the villa) in front of the wonderful natural scenery, which attracts visitors from all over the world. The historical pedestrian zone Corso Umberto full of designer stores, the many small alleys with excellent and cosy restaurants and bars offers you diverse, enchanting nights. Taormina is also a very good starting point for excursions, for example, to Mount Etna, Aeolian Islands, to the Unesco-protected baroque cities of Modica, Noto & Ragusa or to the medieval cities in the cliffs Castelmola, Syrakus, Agrigento, with the Greek temples.... more than 1000 years of history come together on this island!

Other Activities: Aquajet

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Rates & Availability

From €980 Per week

Taormina Centre House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rental rates quoted in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
Frühjahr
Mar 22 2015 - May 23 2015
7 night minimum stay
€1,400
 
 
Saison 1
May 24 2015 - Jun 27 2015
7 night minimum stay
€1,600
 
 
Sommersaison
Jun 28 2015 - Sep 26 2015
7 night minimum stay
€1,900
 
 
Herstsaison
Sep 27 2015 - Oct 24 2015
7 night minimum stay
€1,600
 
 
Ausflüge/Wanderung/Radtour
Oct 25 2015 - Nov 28 2015
7 night minimum stay
€1,300
 
 
Weihnachten/Neujahr
Nov 29 2015 - Jan 9 2016
7 night minimum stay
€1,200
 
 
Winter
Jan 10 2016 - Mar 19 2016
7 night minimum stay
€980
 
 
Frühjahr
Mar 20 2016 - May 21 2016
7 night minimum stay
€1,400
 
 
Saison 1
May 22 2016 - Jun 25 2016
7 night minimum stay
€1,600
 

Additional information about rental rates

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Refundable damage deposit €300

Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 90 days before arrival date.
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Amenities

Taormina Centre House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house (detached)
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 130 m²
Location Type:
  • Near The Ocean
  • Resort
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Activities Guide
  • Air Conditioning
  • Alarm Clock
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Firewood
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Mosquito Magnet
  • Paper Towels
  • Sofa Bed
  • Thermos Bottle
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
Kitchen:
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Kitchen
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower , Double sink
  • The bathroom was completely newly built and decorated with typical tiles. The shower was built on a level floor with no entrance and has a glass wall. The double sink is set in a complete marble plate. From here you have a wonderful view to the rear garden and the coast.
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen , 1 child bed , Crib available
    Bedroom 2 - 2 twin/ single , Double bed possible!
    Living room - 1 twin/ single , 1 comfortable 1mx2m bed on walled sofa
    Kaminzimmer 2 - 1 sleep sofa /futon , 140x 200cm ausziehbares Sofa
  • All bedrooms are equipped with a/c and heating. In the larger bedroom you will find a very large double bed with climate mattresses. The smaller bedroom is equipped with two single beds (1mx2m) and new health mattresses. Both beds can be pushed together to make a double bed. From here you also have a wonderful view of the coastline and the historic part of Taormina. A small compact unit for CD, cassette and radio is available. All bedrooms are equipped with several blankets and pillows, depending on the season.
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • Books for Adults
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games for Kids
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Toys
  • Video Game Console
Outside:
  • Beach Chairs
  • Beach Towels
  • Binoculars
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Furniture
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Patio
  • Porch / Veranda
  • Screen Porch / Veranda
  • Terrace
  • Unscreened Porch / Veranda
  • 6 garden chairs
  • 3 beach chairs
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Attractions:
  • arboretum
  • botanical garden
  • caves
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • volcano
  • water parks
  • waterfalls
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • paragliding
  • pier fishing
  • rafting
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • skiing
  • snorkeling
  • spelunking
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • whitewater rafting
  • wind-surfing
Notes:
A taxi service to the house and from the airport can be provided. The taxi driver helps with luggage transport and first access to the house, which is accessible only via a path with stairs, this has the advantage that no cars can go around the house and it is indeed optimal in the center of the city, but enjoys absolute peace . The house has removed more than 3 high-capacity air conditioners, which heating, cooling and humidity. The Internet access through a prepaid stick is possible, this can be provided. Please let us know at booking if you need a stick.

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