VILLA IN TAORMINA COUNTRYSIDE WITH STUNNING VIEW TO THE SEA & THE MOUNT ETNA

Valeria

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Sleeps9
Bedrooms 5
Bathrooms4
Property type chateau / country house
Minimum Stay 7 nights

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VILLA IN TAORMINA COUNTRYSIDE WITH STUNNING VIEW TO THE SEA & THE MOUNT ETNA

Taormina Chateau / Country House Rental Photos and Description

5 bedrooms for 9 persons , private swimming pool

The spacious sitting/dining room with its ornate fireplace and traditional furnishings lead onto the oval terrace. Pine trees surround the terrace on which there is a working stone font - the ideal setting for an evening aperitif watching the flaming Etna volcano as well as dinner on those balmy evenings. The bedrooms are all simply but comfortably and colourfully decorated with shutters leading out onto the front garden. Alternatively, when the Sicilian sun becomes too overbearing one can cool off in the large pool behind the house. Palm, avocado and olive trees around the pool provide some shade over parts of the terrace where again some stunning views to the sea and the Mount Etna can be appreciated. We believe lovers of Sicily and also those new to the many fascinations of this island will love the opportunity to stay in this traditional classic home within such easy access of so many popular destination.

Suitability:
  • children welcome
Valeria (Owner)
Advertiser since 2011
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Guestbook comments from the owner

My family of 4 and I usually go on holiday to places with cooler climates like Wales,Ireland and Scotland to visit friends and family or Austria for holidays, but this year we decided to do something different and go to Sicily. We definitely were not disappointed, the house we stayed in was almost like a palace, with lots of elegant paintings, a big marble staircase and a terrace with one of the best views we have ever seen. The weather was perfect, much warmer than in the UK, but we never got too hot thanks to the large swimming pool we had all to ourselves! There were also some very comfortable chairs round the pool for us to sunbathe in and an umbrella for shade in case it got too hot. The maid was very kind and helpful, always leaving the house clean and tidy so that we had more time to visit the Etna and the beautiful town of Taormina. Our trip up Etna was the adventure of our lives, the children (aged 8 and 10) loved feeling the warm rocks, digging just a few cm to find snow in August and running down the volcano at the end and our guide was friendly and knowledgeable. Our trip to Taormina was also a great success, there were lots of Italian shops where we bought souvenirs and and cafes in which we tasted an Italian type of ice cream called a granita which we had never seen before! We also had a fantastic time at the seaside, there are so many different beach resorts that we went to a different one everyday. Our favourite was called 'Isola Bella' which means beautiful Island in Sicily. This resort is about 200m away from a lovely little island surrounded by beautiful fish. Our youngest child even found a bright red starfish! We had a spectacular stay in Sicily which we will never forget. I would strongly recommend this holiday to anybody.
Aug 2012
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Bedrooms 5
Bathrooms4
Property type chateau / country house
Minimum Stay 7 nights
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Reviews

5
based on 8 traveler reviews

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Villa in Taormina countryside with stunning view to the sea & the Mount Etna
average rating of 5.0 based on 8 reviews
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Villa in Taormina countryside with stunning view to the sea & the Mount Etna
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p865552
+39 3356060094
Taormina Messina province
Tiburon, CA
5

We hated to leave Villa Pietraperciata!

  • 5 of 5
During our three-week stay, we fell in love with this beautiful place! Our family and friends enjoyed the relaxed elegance of the décor, the cool and dark bedrooms, which are so conducive for sleeping, and the heavenly pool. One of the most enjoyable spots was the spacious terrace. It was great for cocktails, al fresco dining and – THEN – watching Mt. Etna in the distance spew red hot lava! The villa’s location is peaceful, surrounded by orange groves, yet Taormina, Giardini Naxos, and Trapitello are only a short drive away. We had a long enough stay to explore the area, with a private tour on the summit of Mt. Etna, a private wine-tasting tour of the Scilio and Gambino wineries, drives to the towns Mazzaro, Motta Comastra, Castiglione di Sicilia, Santa Maria La Scala, Acireale, Aci Trezza, Aci Castello, the Alcantara Gorge, Savoca, and Randazzo for wonderful restaurant meals, gelato, shopping, hiking, baroque churches, Norman castles, Greek ruins, beautiful vineyards. We particularly enjoyed people-watching at Wunderbar in Taormina, dinner in Taormina at Casa Grugno, Michelin-rated Ristorante Veneziano in Randazzo, and pizzas from Al Feudo in Trapitello. We recommend climbing the hill behind the pool for wonderful views too. And each day the pool was the place to be after our interesting drives!

Valerie and her family are lovely, delightful, and always helpful. We would suggest that the list of recommendations at the villa have more information, such as the name and driving directions for the “Qui Conviene” supermercato and the discount supermercato in Trapitello, the closest pharmacy, panificio (bread shop), pasticceria (pastry/coffee shop), and macellaio (butcher). Also some information about places for walks or hikes could be included. We hired sweet Marica to cook and serve dinner five times while we were there, and each meal was spectacularly plentiful and delicious!!

Renters should be aware that four of the bedrooms and two of the baths are on the lower level, and that one must walk through a bedroom to reach the stairs. There are two full baths on the main level; the spacious master bedroom has it's own full bath. The other bathroom on the main level has the only stall shower, the others have a tub with a hand-held nozzle. Three of the 5 bedrooms have independent air-conditioning which works very well, the other two have large standing fans. Renters should respect that everything is clean and beautifully maintained.
  • Submitted: Sep 2, 2014
  • Stayed: Jul 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
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Villa in Taormina countryside with stunning view to the sea & the Mount Etna
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p865552
+39 3356060094
Taormina Messina province
5

Everything as advertised.

  • 5 of 5
Just want to say that the villa was beautiful. Very clean, very old and very good views from the patio. We watched mini eruptions of Mt Etna on two nights. The grounds have lots of beautiful flowers making it a pleasure to stroll around. We had three younger people with us so the pool was used on a daily basis. It was clean and very refreshing. Chef Maria was recommended to us by Valeria, she was amazing. We asked her to cook for us on two nights and the food was beyond good. She does not speak English, but we communicated through the wonders of Iphones. We would strongly recommend her. Also on the recommendation of Valeria, was the taxi service of Andrea and his father. There was nine of us staying at the villa and they never disappointed us. To and from the airport and every where else in between, even shopping for food and the great Sicilian wines. Andrea even helped bag the groceries. The only thing that was a little different at the villa was the downstairs bedrooms, you had to go through one to get to your bedroom, but we managed because we were all up early so as not to miss the day. Everyone was more perfect than the day before. We only had one week in Sicily, being there for our son's wedding in Taormina and the Villa Sant Andrea on the beach, so we did not get to see enough of Sicily. If we did return, we would definitely stay at the villa again.

Thank you Valeria for everything.

Ken, Jessica and family
  • Submitted: Jul 21, 2014
  • Stayed: Jul 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Jessica I am very happy that you and your family had spent your week in my villa.
As owner I can assure that you were great guests! thank you very much for your review and
best wishes to the newlyweds!
Valeria, Maria (the chief), Andrea
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Villa in Taormina countryside with stunning view to the sea & the Mount Etna
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p865552
+39 3356060094
Taormina Messina province
5

Your Lovely home in Sicily

  • 5 of 5
Valleria,
We spent a wonderful week in September at your family home. I can say that I am typically a very picky traveler and only like authentic italian architecture; Your home has a wonderful feel and is filled with authentic family art and furniture which made us feel right at home. The gardens and the pool were very well kept. The pool was the perfect size for morning and evening laps. The olive groves leading to the house offer great privacy.
Thanks again for all of your family's help.
Best,
Marc
  • Submitted: Nov 19, 2013
  • Stayed: Sep 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Marc for us it is a pleasure to host people who appreciate nature and the simple but beautiful things! A family atmosphere where you can feel at home: this is what we try to offer all our guests. See you soon Valeria
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Villa in Taormina countryside with stunning view to the sea & the Mount Etna
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p865552
+39 3356060094
Taormina Messina province
5

Perfect villa and perfect location

  • 5 of 5
Oct 12 – 19, 2013. The villa was perfect for three couples traveling together – beautiful home situated on a large olive, lime, and lemon farm, gorgeous pool, incredible gardens, large terrace with a view of Mount Etna, and only a few minutes from Taormina. Breakfast every morning on the terrace was so pleasant with Mount Etna in the distance – Mount Etna erupted a few weeks after we left, so we missed the fireworks. It was a great location to explore the east coast of Sicily – Taormina, Mt Etna, Siracusa, Noto, Piazza Armenia, and Enna . The temperature was in the mid-70s every day, so October was a great time to visit.

The hosts were quite accommodating to our needs. We arranged for a chef to cook a dinner at the villa – one of our best meals in Sicily. We watched Chef Maria prepare a menu of eggplant parmesan, sausage and peppers, veal scaloppini, potatoes and salad followed by a spectacular tiramisu.

Life doesn’t’ get much better than this. We highly recommend a stay at the villa.
  • Submitted: Nov 19, 2013
  • Stayed: Oct 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Kevin

Chef Maria is very pleased of all your compliments and she tells me that you are real gourmets! Thank you very much for your staying you were perfect as guest! We all say you goodbay Valeria
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Villa in Taormina countryside with stunning view to the sea & the Mount Etna
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p865552
+39 3356060094
Taormina Messina province
San Juan Capistrano
5

Gorgeous!

  • 5 of 5
This villa is spectacular. The pictures truly represent the beauty of the property. It is filled with antiques, paintings of Counts, pieces from the castle in Taormina, archeological finds from the owners grandfather, marble, etc. It truly is a showpiece. The bedrooms are all very large and the bathrooms are immaculate and modern. The pool is huge with wonderful seating. There is a large patio with gorgeous furniture where we ate all our meals. Speaking of food, you must hire MariaGrazia to cook for you. She made Sicilian specialties like Pasta Norma, Caponata, meatballs rolled in lemon leaves and homemade granite! What a fabulous treat. We traveled as 4 couples and this house was very accommodating so that we all felt we had lots of space. Valeria was very helpful in helping us navigate around including introducing us to fabulous wineries. The view of Mt. Etna is breathtaking. You will not be disappointed.
  • Submitted: Oct 12, 2013
  • Stayed: Sep 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: Hello Kelly

I am very happy you spent great time in my villa. Here is still very warm and we wish you all best.

Valeria
business
Villa in Taormina countryside with stunning view to the sea & the Mount Etna
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p865552
+39 3356060094
Taormina Messina province
5

Super Royal Villa!

  • 5 of 5
The Villa is one og a kind. It is almost as a small Castle, filled with old paitings of Counts. The Villa is very, very big and very nice decorated. It is very easy to be 2 families. The Villa has a very big terrasse, where we had breakfast and dinner and another terrasse next to the pool area where we had lunch. The poolarea is opposit the house and has great chair and a shade area. The pool is enormous. I can easily recommend this amazing and beautifull Villa. It is by far, the most fantastic place we have ever stayed in.
The Villa is situated outside a small town, where you can by fresh bread at the american bakery. Taormina is very close, it takes about 15 min to drive there and you will enjoy the peace and quiet in the Mountains, once you have visited Taormina.
We are totally pleased and satisfied with everything.
  • Submitted: Aug 14, 2013
  • Stayed: Jul 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi stine

I am very pleased that you spent nice time in my property! Thank you very much for your review and see you soon

Valeria
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Map

Map

Nearest Airport
35 Kilometres
Catania
Nearest Ferry
38 Kilometres
Messina
Nearest Train
4 Kilometres
Taormina
Nearest Motorway
3 Kilometres
Giardini Naxos
Nearest Beach
3 Kilometres
Taormina, Giardini Naxos
Nearest Barpub
1 Kilometres
Trappitello
Nearest Ski
45 Kilometres
Etna North
Nearest Golf
40 Kilometres
Etna North
Nearest Restaurant
1 Kilometres
Trappitello
Car: recommended

ABOUT TAORMINA

Taormina is one of the most sought after areas in Sicily, and it is easy to understand why. The combination of being on the beach, and at the same time within walking distance (with the help of the cable car) of the centre of Taormina suits many of our guest very well. This area of Sicily has much to offer besides Taormina and the beaches. Apart from the huge attraction of Mount Etna, try visiting some of the lesser known towns and villages on its flanks. You will be in for some pleasant surprises.

ABOUT THE SAMMARTINO ESTATE

Nestled amongst bougainvillea citrus and olive plantations with outstanding views to Mount Etna, this Classic Sicilian home is an ideal base from which to explore the delights of Eastern Sicily. Only twenty minutes from Taormina with its famous amphitheatre and colourful streets and yet hidden away from the outside world, the San Martino Estate provides the opportunity for a very real Sicilian experience. Many of our guests have shown a growing interest in this island which is such a “melting pot” of cultures so we are delighted to offer this location. Having followed the long drive up the hill one finally reaches this princely family home surrounded by lush vegetation. Stepping inside one immediately notices the typically Sicilian nineteenth century furniture and objects d’art. Palm, avocado and olive trees around the pool provide some shade over parts of the terrace where again some stunning views to the sea and the Mount Etna can be appreciated. We believe lovers of Sicily and also those new to the many fascinations of this island will love the opportunity to stay in this traditional classic home within such easy access of so many popular destination.

ABOUT DISTANCES

Catania airport: 35km-22miles-40mins

Palermo airport: 290km-180miles-2hr50

Trapani airport: 370km-231miles-3hr55

Taormina centre: 20 min driving

Nearest beach: 10 min driving

Siracusa: 118km-73miles-1hr20

Mount Etna cable car: 62km-38miles-1hr10

Catania centre: 52km-32miles-45mins

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Availability & Rates

Availability & Rates

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Taormina Chateau / Country House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
Per property
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
Rate 8
Aug 31 2014 - Sep 27 2014
7 night minimum stay
€3,300
 
 
Rate 9
Sep 28 2014 - Oct 18 2014
7 night minimum stay
€3,150
 
 
Rate 10
Oct 19 2014 - Nov 1 2014
7 night minimum stay
€2,950
 
 
Rate 11
Nov 2 2014 - Nov 29 2014
7 night minimum stay
€2,800
 
 
Rate 12
Nov 30 2014 - Dec 20 2014
7 night minimum stay
€2,650
 
 
Rate 13
Dec 21 2014 - Jan 6 2015
7 night minimum stay
€3,800
 
 
Low Season
Jan 17 2015 - Mar 28 2015
7 night minimum stay
€2,950
 
 
easter season
Mar 29 2015 - Apr 11 2015
7 night minimum stay
€3,500
 
 
Low season
Apr 12 2015 - Apr 19 2015
7 night minimum stay
€2,950
 
 
Spring Season
Apr 20 2015 - May 16 2015
7 night minimum stay
€3,250
 
 
Spring high season
May 17 2015 - May 30 2015
7 night minimum stay
€3,350
 
 
Summer low Season
May 31 2015 - Jun 27 2015
7 night minimum stay
€3,500
 
 
Summer mid season
Jun 28 2015 - Aug 1 2015
7 night minimum stay
€3,700
 
 
Summer high season
Aug 2 2015 - Aug 29 2015
7 night minimum stay
€4,500
 
 
Summer mid season
Aug 30 2015 - Sep 26 2015
7 night minimum stay
€3,450
 
 
Ending Summer season
Sep 27 2015 - Oct 17 2015
7 night minimum stay
€3,150
 

Additional information about rental rates

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Refundable damage deposit €500
Notes The prices above are referred for groups of 9 people. The swimming pool is available from mid april to mid october, other periods only on demand paying an extra. In the price is included the cleaning service: 3 hours two days weekly, excluding Saturdays and Sundays. The heating is extra 25/30 euros daily on demand
30% at the booking, only bank transfers
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Amenities

Amenities

Taormina Chateau / Country House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • chateau / country house (terraced)
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 600 m²
Location Type:
  • Village
  • Near The Ocean
  • Rural
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Sports & Activities
  • Family
General:
  • Air Conditioning
  • Heating
  • Linens Provided
  • Wireless Internet
  • Washing Machine
  • Fireplace
  • Parking
  • Internet
  • Towels Provided
  • Iron & Board
  • Mobile Phone
  • Firewood
  • Hair Dryer
  • Laundry Soap
  • Local Maps
  • Paper Towels
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Shampoo
  • Basic Soaps
  • Toilet Paper
  • Thermos Bottle
Kitchen:
  • Kitchen
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Grill
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Coffee Maker
  • Toaster
  • Dishwasher
  • Refrigerator
  • Freezer
  • Oven
  • Microwave
  • Pantry Items
  • Stove
  • Cooking Utensils
Dining:
  • Dining Room
  • Dining
  • Child's Highchair
  • seating for 9 people
Bathrooms:
  • 4 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower , bidet
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower , bidet
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , combination tub/shower , bidet
    Bathroom 4 - toilet , combination tub/shower , bidet
Bedrooms:
  • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 9
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 3 - 1 king
    Bedroom 4 - 2 twin/ single
    Bedroom 5 - 2 twin/ single
Entertainment:
  • Television
  • Satellite / Cable
  • VCR
  • Radio
  • Audio Tape Player
  • Books
  • DVD Player
Outside:
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Terrace
  • Balcony
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Beach Towels
  • Deck / Patio
  • Bicycles ...
  • 9 garden chairs
  • 9 beach chairs
Suitability:
  • children welcome
Pool / Spa:
  • Private Pool
  • Outdoor Pool
Onsite Services:
  • Housekeeper
Attractions:
  • bay/sound
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • museums
  • water parks
  • arboretum
  • live theater
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • volcano
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • outlet shopping
  • sight seeing
  • beachcombing
  • eco tourism
  • walking
  • horseback riding
Local Services & Businesses:
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • golf
  • snorkeling
  • golf privileges optional
  • ski lift privileges
  • mountain climbing
  • deepsea fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • hiking
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • skiing
  • water skiing
  • mountain biking
  • mountaineering
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • cycling
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