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                      Recent Zafferana Etnea Reviews

                      Sicilian Seclusion

                      5 of 5
                      My family and I have just returned from a 9-day stint at this stunning property that we have affectionately termed "Lemon Grove Villa." The photos don't do justice to the idyllic setting or high-end accommodations at this rental. This property is clearly loved by the family that owns it and served as a luxurious base for our vacation in Eastern Sicily. 20+ meters in length and 3 meters in depth, the swimming pool is probably the best residential pool I have ever seen. Giant boulders of lava rest inside the pool which I assume serve to trap the sun's heat as well as to provide a uniquely Sicilian bathing experience, complete with an infinity edge view over the hillside and beyond to the Ionian Sea. A nearby grape vine-entwined pergola offers full daytime shelter from the blazing sun, where you can dry comfortably amidst wafts of honeysuckle. The house is full of extras, including a hammock, comfortable outdoor couches, well stocked bar, 8mbps reliable internet, and even a pizza oven! As other reviewers have pointed out and as we were all-too prepared for, the hard beds were the only conspicuous weakness at Lemon Grove Villa, although this is a common problem we have run into across Italy. Goldilocks would not approve of these beds. We found that they could be softened with the help of the lounge chair mats from the pool. Incidentally, the bed in the "casole", or guest house, is much softer than the beds in the main house. GPS was critical in finding Lemon Grove Villa and navigating around the vicinity in general. Both Apple Maps and Google Maps will identify the property if you search for "Via Brinzio" and select the resulting entry in Aci Catena. Grazie mille to the Urso family for sharing your slice of paradise with us.
                      • Submitted: Aug 1, 2016
                      • Stayed: Jul 2016

                      Professor Emeritus

                      5 of 5
                      Dear Giorgio, Memories of our Villa Bougainvillea holiday will last a lifetime. The villa is spacious, well-appointed and perfectly located. Every day, from the villa's mountain-side perch, we enjoyed the sights of Taormina below, Castelmola above, Mount Etna to the south-west and the crystal clear waters of the Mediterranean. Just perfect! As the parents of five, with several grandchildren, the villa suited us well. Three of our children and their families and visited during our month-long stay, along with two of our cousins and their families. At one point, we had ten people (including one infant) in the villa at the same time. There was plenty of room for all and we all enjoyed the luxury of the villa's swimming pool. For the mid-agers and youngsters among us, the walk from the villa down to and up from Taormina was a delight, and so too was walk from the villa up to and down from Castelmola. I found said walks more challenging than did my wife who is a more fit 76 year old. Gorgio, what can I say? We just loved it ... all of it. Two of our children and a hand-full of grandchildren were unable to make this trip. So, God willing, we will be back. Next time with the balance of our family will join us. My grandparents were from the Enna province and we have cousins who live in that part of Sicily. We visit Sicily every three or four years, so we will be back. Too, I cannot close without stating that Silvana was a delight. You are fortunate to have such an able property manager. She could not have been more helpful whenever the need arose. Thank you for sharing your villa with us. Mario
                      • Submitted: Jul 29, 2016
                      • Stayed: Jun 2016

                      Comfortable and spacious villa to enjoy local explorations.

                      4 of 5
                      Great things about the villa: the pool is magnificent! Absolutely perfect.
                      • Submitted: Aug 29, 2015
                      • Stayed: Aug 2015