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LUXURY PANORAMIC LOFT, private terrace, swimming pool, garage, Taormina center

Sleeps4
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms1
Space 861 sq. ft.
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 3 nights

Overview

About the property

Breathtaking views, fireplace, citrus garden, 2 bedroom, original art, antiques

This is a one-million-euro home to ensure you privacy and refined beauty in the very heart of Taormina. Right from the ancient city gate you enter a private citrus garden perfumed by orange and lemon blossom; a few steps away is a breathtaking view of the sea with the entire coast of Sicily and Calabria beneath your feet. This view is yours right in the living room, in the terrace and from the swimming pool. To delight your eyes, the apartment is furnished with antique furniture to exquisite taste. You will find embroidered bed linens and colorful Sicilian ceramics, paintings and perfumed soap, delicious welcome gift, and plenty of sunshine all year around. A luxurious romantic getaway and a holiday filled with art, night life and culture.

CONTACT US BEFORE BOOKING WITH KIDS.

G7 SPECIAL: daily housekeeping and breakfast included, fully secured territory and garage, 5 minute walk to all venues.

Superb location:

Taormina, behind the Church of San Pancrazio (50 m from Porta Messina), surrounded by a private garden with lemon, orange and figue trees, unrivalled views of the coastline.

The apartment is situated in a condominium with closed territory, life guard, gardener and porter. You will also benefit from exclusive access to Ancient Greek archeological excavations situated on the territory of the condominium.

Max guest capacity: 2+2

Standard: luxurious (5 stars)

Composition (ca 90 m2 plus terrace):

Hall: living room with high ceiling, breathtaking views, fireplace, sofas, TV, dining area, handmade Sicilian ceramics and paintings

Master bedroom: double bed, closet, TV, balcony

Kitchen: fully equipped, gas / electric stove, fridge, dishwasher

Loft bedroom: desk, double bed, bedside table, clothes rack

Terrace: infinitely spacious; view of the entire coast up to Calabria; sofa and armchairs; Sicilian ceramic dinner table and chairs; ceramic sink; rolling sun shades (ceiling); electric grill

Bathroom with bath tub

Outdoor shower (private; there are also condominial showers by the swimming pool)

Services and amenities:

Private garage in the basement (elevator)

Air conditioning, heating, fireplace (firewood on request)

Swimming pool with magnificent sea view, life guard (June - September), showers, beach chairs and umbrellas (only in season).

Embroidered bed linens and towels

Beach towels

Household welcome pack (detergents, basic foods and spices, maps and local info)

Washing and drying machine

Cleaning and change of linens twice a week

Wireless internet

Distances:

City center: right in front of the garden gate

Beach (Isola Bella): 10 min by car, cable car or walk

Daily fish and vegetable market: 5 min walk

Supermarkets: 5-15 min walk

Bars, restaurants: right outside the garden gate

Bus stop: right outside the garden gate / 5 min walk (depends on the bus)

More Details

Owner
Anna&Alessandro
Member since: 2013
Speaks: english, french, german, spanish, russian, italian, swedish
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
August 20, 2017

About Anna&Alessandro

Welcome to Sicily! We are a Sicilian-Nordic couple: Anna is writing a PhD in law, Alessandro is a lawyer. Most of our free time we explore our island, its nature, its peoples, its ruins, its culture, its cuisine and traditions. Our homes are true Sicilian homes - they belong to our family and we use them ourselves when not rented. We will give you local tips and a little gift, so that you can taste and remember Sicily as a uniquely beautiful place. Ask us also about hiking, boat trips, cooking classes and dinners - Alessandro is an unrivaled cook!

Anna&Alessandro purchased this apartment in 2008

Why Anna&Alessandro chose Taormina & Surroundings

This home was acquired by Alessandro's mother Giovanna even before the building was began! She was the first to buy in the new complex and therefore chose the best, most panoramic apartment with high ceilings that allowed creation of the second bedroom with unique interior design based on the idea of single space. Once built, the home was furnished accordingly: there are original Sicilian paintings and ceramics, antique furniture, wrought iron, embroidered linens and warm sun-filled colors that delight the eye. Giovanna loved Taormina with its refined and artistic lifestyle; she wanted to create more privacy in the center of this world-famous gem, a place that would combine the beauty, the sun, the art and the sea with most refined interior design - and this is exactly what this home is all about.

What makes this apartment unique

The views: WOW!; the location - you're always downtown but don't hear the crowds; the perfumes of the garden; the swimming pool - and honestly, how many homes in Taormina have a private garage? This home is a place to enjoy all year round: sun bade on the terrace, dine with a spectacular view, dive into the swimming pool or sit in front of the fire on cool (+15C) winter evenings: it's impossible not to be on vacation in this home!

Amenities

Taormina Apartment Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • apartment
  • floor 4
Building Type:
  • building
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 861 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: Flexible / Check-out: Flexible
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • not suitable for children
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Beach ...
  • Beach View
  • Downtown ...
  • Mountain ...
  • Mountain View
  • Near The Ocean ...
  • Ocean View
  • Town ...
Theme:
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Elevator
  • Fireplace ...
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Master bathroom - toilet , tub , bidet
    Outdoor shower - outdoor shower
  • Shampoo, basic soaps, towels provided.
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Master bedroom - 1 double , European size double bed, medium hard mattress
    Loft bedroom - 1 double , Please see pictures for loft details.
  • Baby crib available on request.
Entertainment:
  • Books ...
  • Television ...
Outside:
  • Balcony ...
  • Boat ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Tennis ...
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
Attractions:
  • bay/sound
  • botanical garden
  • caves
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • coin laundry
  • duty free shops
  • festivals
  • forests
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • reefs
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • volcano
  • water parks
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • horseback riding
  • outlet shopping
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • mountaineering
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • skiing
  • snorkeling
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing

Reviews

Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
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average rating of 4.875 based on 8 reviews
5

This must surely be the best place to stay in Sicily

  • 5 of 5

Perfectly located within an extremely well managed and completely secure condominium behind locked gates. It is an oasis of calm set within a vibrant and beautiful historic town. The pool is huge and very underused. Most days we had it to ourselves. The views from the very large and private terrace are spectacular. Everything you want to see and do is a short walk from the front door along terracotta tiled walkways lined with the most beautiful scented colourful flowering shrubs. We booked a car which we mostly left unused in the secure underground car park accessed from the town's ring road. The lift from here takes you up to the penthouse apartment. But next time we would arrange a transfer from the airport and buy a bus pass as the buses run frequently to everywhere. Driving in Sicily is a challenge as the rules of the road seem open to wide interpretation. The apartment is extremely well furnished and designed to accommodate 2 people and could take 4, but we personally would not book it for that number as we like to have lots of space. It's clearly cherished by the owners and everything functions as a home rather than just a holiday let. The kitchen is well equipped and with the amazing daily fruit meat fish and veg market around the corner, we mainly ate our meals on the terrace overlooking the sea. We cooked fish on the BBQ. The view is better than most restaurants and you can wear your swimsuits. The ready prepared food and salads and cheese, salami etc that you can buy from the local supermarkets is as good as you get in most restaurants. Alessandro was very helpful and responded immediately to a couple of minor issues and even brought us some lovely canolli. Next time we would sort out some insurance cover for breakages and damage as there was a very high cost price list provided for individual items of value and we had to sign an agreement in Italian which presumably meant we would be liable for any accidents. We got used to the very firm mattress but the prospect of returning to my own bed was probably the only thing remotely appealing about leaving this beautiful place. Also, we are not tall people but anyone over 6 ft (1.8m) may find the bed a little short. We didn't measure it, but it seemed slightly short of 2m. You should check with the owner on this as I could be wrong. The only thing I would seriously like to change about the place would be the addition of another sun bed.

  • Submitted: Jun 23, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

Exceptionsl

  • 5 of 5

This condo is np

Exceptional in every way. Great location, secure parking, wonderful view, beautifully furnished, infinity pool is breathtaking, the apt is well stocked and Alessandro and Anna provide everything needed to start holiday (soap, spices, etc) . Highly recommended.

  • Submitted: Sep 10, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Lovely apartment with amazing view

  • 5 of 5

The apartment is lovely with a super view of the bay from the terrace. The interior has been well designed and has all you need for a comfortable stay. Our teenage girls stayed the mezzanine floor and I was worried it would be too warm and that noise would travel up in the morning (we were much earlier risers) but they said it was quiet and cool. The apartment really is 5 minutes from the centre and walking distance to the beach (albeit a good hilly walk) but the cable car to the beach is on the doorstep. There is so much to do in Taormina and we really enjoyed our stay, it's a beautiful town and this is a beautiful apartment. The complex feels very secure and private and there were plenty of sunbeds around the pool, even in August when it was busy. We would definitely come again and recommend this apartment. Thanks to Alessandro for being so welcoming and helpful.

  • Submitted: Aug 19, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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North Vancouver, BC
5

Fantastic condo in a great location!

  • 5 of 5

Great apartment with unbelievable views! The apartment is in a great location in Taormina. It was well stocked and spotless. Anna & Alessandro were great to deal with and even picked us up from the bus station. If we have the pleasure of returning to Sicily we would definitely rent this condo again!

  • Submitted: Jul 5, 2015
  • Stayed: Jun 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for staying! The pleasure was ours. You are very welcome back anytime, including if you decide to see Sicily in a different season – the home is ideal all times of year.
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Lovely, centrally located apartment

  • 5 of 5

This is a lovely apartment with a sensational view-unusual to have both in Taormina. The gardens and the pool area very well maintained. The apartment area is also quiet which was lovely as July can be very noisy in Europe. The owners are very hospitable and helpful.

  • Submitted: Jan 11, 2015
  • Stayed: Jul 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Robert, Thank you for the review! It was a pleasure to welcome you in Taormina. We hope you return to Sicily soon :) A&A
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Syracuse, NY USA
5

Excellent apartment and owners

  • 5 of 5

My wife and I stayed for a week at this apartment. It is everything as described in the advertisement and more. Anna was the main communication for renting the apartment and was friendly, helpful, and professional. Alessandro picked us up at the bus station and drove us to the apartment. A bowl of fruit, pastries and bottle of wine made for a warm welcome. They provided written instructions on how to use appliances and an overall orientation to the complex. As described the apartment is in a secure gated complex, that is beautifully lit in the evening with lush plantings. All items needed for sleeping, cooking and living are provided including coffee and bottled water. We bought an ice cube tray, but only because we overlooked to the two that were in the freezer. This is a high quality condominium with great views, space and features. Taormina speaks for itself in terms of beauty. Would return and stay again.

  • Submitted: Oct 31, 2014
  • Stayed: Oct 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Map

Nearest Airport
35 Kilometres
Catania
Nearest Barpub
50 Metres
Taormina
Nearest Ferry
35 Kilometres
Messina
Nearest Golf
20 Kilometres
Il Picciolo Golf Club, Castiglione di Sicilia
Nearest Train
4 Kilometres
Taormina
Nearest Motorway
2 Kilometres
A18 Taormina
Nearest Restaurant
50 Metres
Taormina
Nearest Ski
35 Kilometres
Etna
Nearest Beach
2 Kilometres
Isola Bella
Car: not necessary

All our guests receive a welcome folder with information and tips on local attractions, places to see and hiking maps. Taormina is a charming town soaked in history and art, and don't forget to visit Greek ruins in Naxos and the hilltop town of Castelmola. The movie Godfather was filmed in Savoca village, only 20 min away by car. Perfect day trips from Taormina include Eolian islands, Catania, Syracuse, the baroque town of Noto, Agrigento with its Ancient Greek temples, and the ruins of an Ancient Roman villa in Piazza Armerina, Etna volcano and the Alcantara river. Ask us for hiking and sightseeing tips - we'll be happy to devise a custom-made itinerary for you.

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Rates & Availability

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Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Additional Guest Fee $58.8 per person per night

Final cleaning not included in rates: please leave the home clean in the end of your stay (alternatively, final cleaning fee is €90 in addition to rent).
Late check-in fee €90 applies to night arrivals (between 11PM and 9AM).

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.