|Minimum Stay||7 nights|
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Enjoy the weather and scenery of Sicily in a superb active olive oil and wine producing estate overlooking stunning Mount Etna, the highest active volcano in Europe. The property is quiet and has breathtaking views of the surrounding countryside and all the amenities of a 21st century lifestyle. It is close to the beach, medieval villages, and ancient ruins; and, of course, an active volcano. It is an ideal villa for a group of friends or a large extended family and is equally suited for relaxing days around the pool, hiking along the many trails or sightseeing at the local destinations.
(6 hectares) It is surrounded by olive groves and vineyards, immediately around the villa are grassy expanses and a private garden of about 3,000 m2. The Manor house dates back to 1870, has three levels and smooth exterior walls. There is a tennis court that can be easily booked upon request. The private salt water pool, with panoramic views, is L-shaped, and measures 15 meters x 6 meters. There are numerous sun loungers. There are outdoor table and chairs for al fresco dining or simply enjoying the outdoors. Several paths lead down through the vineyards and the olive trees and to a historic park. There is plenty of parking (up to 12 cars) on the property.
The villa was completely refurbished in 2008 to a very high standard and features local materials such as lava stonework from Etna, hand-made terracotta floors and walnut shutters. All decorations, furnishings and fittings combine the best of modern design and antique furniture and paintings. It has both air-conditioning and heating so can be rented year round. The interior is well lit and very comfortable.
Ground Floor: The ground floor has a historic antique wine making and oil storage facility including a unique vaulted cellar. A washing machine and a dryer are available to guests. Guests also have access to the gym machine and ping pong table.
First Floor: Two beautiful lava stone stairs open up into the main entrance of the villa. The living room and dining area have a vaulted ceiling, an open fireplace, sofas and armchairs. The dining room has a large gorgeous wooden oval dining table and a library area with a quiet reading corner with a selection of books in English. There is a very large eat-in kitchen that has been professionally equipped with a large cook-top, oven, microwave and dishwasher. It has access to the outside private garden. There are three master bedrooms on the first floor, each with a 180 cm king-sized bed and an ensuite bathroom with shower and tub and an outstanding view from the window. The beds can each be split into two large single beds if desired.
Second Floor: A spiral lava stone staircase in hallway leads to the second floor. It has a double bedroom with a king-size (180 cm mattress) bed and an ensuite bathroom with shower. There is also a large 80 m2 terrace lounge with a panoramic view. It is furnished with sun loungers and a large dining table.
Extra Services: The following are listed as an aid for trip planning; the services and prices are approximate and cannot be guaranteed by Rentvillas. All extra services are payable locally in cash.
Cook Service: 120 Euros, plus food and beverage
Cooking Lessons: 40 Euros per person
Extra Housekeeping: 12 Euros per hour
Pre-Stocked Villa: 20 Euros
Transfer Service: 120 Euros
Babysitting: 12 Euros per hour
King-sized beds can be separated to form two single beds upon prior request.
Housekeeping is provided for 3 hours per day (except Sundays).
Italian Breakfast is provided daily.
The villa was in a lovely area in the mountains near Mount Etna and very peaceful indeed! The pool was great and use of the tennis court was a bonus. Alessandro, the owner, made us all feel very welcome, and did everything to help us make the most of our holiday! We enjoyed the wine and olive oil from the estate very much indeed!
We loved the outside space and the fact the villa was lovely and cool in the evenings with the breeze. It is a beautiful villa.
It was lovely scenery, and we also enjoyed a couple of visits to the beach club, kindly arranged by Alessandro. The water was very clear and warm, and a pretty beach bar at the end of the beach was great for lunch.
Nearby Events or Locales:
The nearest small town was Moio Alcantara and no, not in walking distance
Tips or Restaurants:
Tennis raquets and balls! Alessandro will advise on restaurants.
Check In Out:
The villa is located less than four kilometers from Moio Alcantara, a small Sicilian commune where you���ll find a few shops and restaurants. Venture a little further and you���ll reach Castiglione di Sicilia, a beautiful town with a larger selection of shops, restaurants, and markets. The Cathedral Church is a definite must for site seeing while visiting as it dates back to the 18th century. Goat and pig farms surround this hilltop town so you won’t have to look far to find delicious cheese and salamis. You’ll also be able to shop for handmade crafts like tapestries, embroideries, and pastries. When you��re done exploring the town, be sure to visit the Mt Etna Craters and take a trip or two to the beach! Acitrezza/Faraglioni: 50 Km Taormina Mare: 35 Km Beaches: 35 Km Mt. Etna Craters: 25 Km Radazzo: 13 Km Il Picciolo Golf Course: 10 Km Castiglione Di Sicilia: 7 Km Moio Alcantara: 3.5 Km