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Luxury villa near the sea and the beach with wonderful view of Aeolian Island

Bedrooms 5
Space 2,368 sq. ft.
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 1 - 7 nights


About the property

Sun, green nature, sea, quite: all this in a unique place...Villa Marena


This fine villa is located in the northern part of Sicily. Precisely in one of the most enchanting and suggestive part of the region, where sandy beaches meet imposing cliffs which skilfully wind along the coast, as only nature could do, eventually diving into the clear waters of the Thyrrenian Sea. The building is made unique by the surrounding natural scenario, which provides an almost idyllic atmosphere. Being situated very close to the beach (only 50 m), it allows, from its balconies, a breathtaking view of the crystalline sea and of the Aeolian Islands archipelago. The house, plunged in a wide garden (about 5000 M2) amid olive and eucalyptus trees, offers large spaces in the shade where to spend pleasant moments in the utmost quietness, enjoying at the same time the surrounding suggestive scenery. From the large garden one can have direct access to the shiny sandy beach, lightly touched by the warm and clear waters of the sea. An ideal frame to this oasis of peace.

Member since: 2008
Speaks: english, italian
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
August 14, 2018

Guestbook comments from the owner

I'd like to thank Italy for kicking dear Sicily unto me mediterranean sun, with that great piece of earth you surely gave birth to a little piece of heaven WELL DONE !!!

3 great weeks over Christmas 2010. Phoebe, Fiona, Anne, Robbie. Exmouth-Devon-U.K
Dec 2010
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Gioiosa Marea Villa Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • villa (semi-detached)
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 2368 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM / Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 10
  • pets considered
  • children welcome
  • smoking allowed
Location Type:
  • Beach
  • Near The Ocean
  • Ocean View
  • Oceanfront
  • Resort
  • Rural
  • Village
  • Waterfront
  • Family
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking
  • Sofa Bed
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Toaster
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 10 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower , shower , bidet
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower , bidet
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , combination tub/shower , shower , bidet
  • In the first part of the Villa there are two bathrooms: one at the 1st floor (shower, WC, bidet, sink), the other is at the ground floor (shower, WC, bidet, sink). The second part of the Villa has a bathroom at the 1st floor (shower, WC, bidet, sink).
  • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 double
    Bedroom 2 - 1 double
    Bedroom 3 - 1 double
    Bedroom 4 - 2 twin/ single
    Bedroom 5 - 2 twin/ single
  • The Villa is divided in two parts: First part: Bedroom 1 with double bed, sea side, Bedroom 2 with twin bed, sea side, Bedroom 3 with double bed, mountain side. Second Part: Bedroom 4 with double bed, sea side. Bedroom 5 with twin bed, mountain side. Kitchen: The main Kitchen is in the second part of the villa, it has: cooker, electric oven, fridge with freezer, electric kettle, toaster, microwave. Utility Room: The villa is provided, besides, with fine and extremely tasteful antique furniture, which makes the atmosphere particularly warm and comfortable. Living Rooms: Inside, the property is divided into two semi-detached houses with separate entrances: the largest has, in the ground floor, an entrance hall, a large living room, a dining room with kitchen. Other: The second part has, in the ground floor, one large dining room (for 10 people) with the main kitchen.
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Balcony
  • Beach Umbrellas
  • Bicycles
  • Deck / Patio
  • Deck Furniture
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Furniture
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Porch / Veranda
  • Porch Furniture
  • Terrace
  • 2 bicycles
  • 10 garden chairs
  • 4 beach chairs
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
Pool / Spa:
  • Private Pool
Onsite Services:
  • Car Available
  • Massage
  • Private Chef
  • caves
  • churches
  • forests
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • nude beach
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • theme parks
  • volcano
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • paragliding
  • pier fishing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing


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(9 traveler reviews)

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Luxury villa near the sea and the beach with wonderful view of Aeolian Island
average rating of 5.0 based on 12 reviews
Toronto, Canada


  • 5 of 5

It has been a pleasure spending time here with our friends from Canada. The villa beatifully decorated and comfortable. The garden is charming with views of the sea, the islands and mountains. We had many happy hours watching the sea, relaxing and enjoying Giuseppe's stories, italian and cooking lessons. We felt very welcome here in S. Giorgio and it is with sadness that we leave this beautiful place and the wonderful people we had met. Mille Grazie per tutto. Martha from Canada.

  • Submitted: Aug 3, 2018
  • Stayed: July 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Moscow, Russia.

Stunning place, wonderful villa, beautiful view

  • 5 of 5

Dear all,

thank you for a lovely stay. We enjoyed the villa and the terrace and garden are the best! The views and the sandy beach were amazing, the sea was fantastic!

Donatas from Moscow

  • Submitted: Jul 31, 2018
  • Stayed: July 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Stay at Villa just right for whole extended family

  • 5 of 5

We booked this villa as it was the right size for extended family (us, our 2 married daughters and partners and 3 young grandchildren), it had a large garden and next to the beach with no busy road (only a track). We were able to view it on Google. We were not disappointed - it had all the right facilities and the beach location was just right for the three grandchildren (4, 5 and 7). There is no wifi but we knew this and have a Vodafone wifi 3G (Myfi) device and for 15€ for 7GB (Italian SIM) could connect all the adults to their seemingly essential devices for our stay! The house even has its own pet tortoise. The house was clean / tidy and met the description. We were met by the owners at the motorway junction to guide us to the house. 10-15 mins walk are 2 - 3 restaurants (not expensive) and an ice-cream shop. There is a reasonable size supermarket (but no fresh fish) and a very good bakers shop.

Recommended if you have a large family group (3 double bedrooms, 2 twin bedrooms). You will need to bring all supplies (bottle of water, loo rolls and salt provided). Cooking facilities OK. Small washing machine very useful. Only think lacking is a dishwasher.

Also flexible with dates - wanted Saturday - Monday (10 days) and we were accommodated. A train line runs nearby but this is not noisy and 2 grandsons rushed out to look at Italian trains, and went on them, from the local station which is within walking distance (tickets from shop not station).

Have a good stay.

  • Submitted: Jun 10, 2014
  • Stayed: May 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
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"Many thanks to Graziella...

  • 5 of 5

"Many thanks to Graziella and her family, everything was great. Ideal place for kids and family holiday. Natasha and her twins"

  • Submitted: Aug 24, 2011
  • Stayed: June 2011
  • Source: HomeAway
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Tramole, France

Perfect resort

  • 5 of 5

Spacious, beautifully furnished "double" house on the beach, perfect for two families (or a large one, in our case). The beach is never crowded even in the heart of August.

The view on the Eolian islands is a constant marvel. The trip to Vulcano can be done within a day, and it's worth it.

The owners are charming and very helpful to educate you about the area and make you feel at home in Sicily.

  • Submitted: May 27, 2011
  • Stayed: July 2010
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Pascal, many thanks for your beautiful review. Regards for you and your family. Graziella
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Chicago, Illinois

Outstanding vacation experience

  • 5 of 5

We had the most memorable vacation at the villa. It is even better than pictured and the location is the perfect point to venture off to some of the most beautiful sites in Sicily. The owner and her family were wonderful and ensured all our needs were more than taken care of. We were 2 families, both with kids ranging in age from 4 - 20. The apartment set up was ideal to be together, yet still have some "alone" time for the children. The views from the balcony were breathtaking and many days we had a clear view of the Aeolian islands. We would definitely vaction here again and would highly reccommend the villa to anyone looking for a wonderful vacation experience.

  • Submitted: May 25, 2011
  • Stayed: March 2011
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Nearest Airport
150 Kilometres
Palermo or Catania
Nearest Ferry
30 Kilometres
Nearest Train
500 Metres
San Giorgio of Gioiosa Marea
Nearest Motorway
4 Kilometres
Car: recommended

Not far, and therefore reachable with a short walk, there is the lively small town of San Giorgio of Gioiosa Marea, in the past a fishermen's village. Here you will find several bars, pizza parlours and restaurants where you can taste the typical specialities of the island. In San Giorgio there is also a great supermarket, while the banks are in Patti Marina (3 kilometres from the Villa). In this place there are wonderful sandy beaches and many places to see: we recommend trips to the Cathedral of Patti (4 Km from the Villa), to the the villa Romana with precious mosaics of Patti Marina (3.5 Km), to the ancient Greco-Romano city of Tyndaris (8 Km). Also take a nature walk around the national park of Marinello (10 Km) with its salt lakes sandy dunes and spectacular scenery, excursion can be made to Aeolian islands from Patti M.

(3 Km), to the medieval castle of Milazzo (30 Km), to Greek theatre of Taormina (100 Km), to the medieval town of Montalbano Elicona (20 Km).


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Refundable damage deposit $693.48

The final cleaning is included in the prices.
Caution money 600 Euro. 20% payment on account and the rest 60 days before arrival.
Prices are for the property per week in Euros
Additional costs: 25 Euro for person/week for the consumption of water, gas and electricity. The cleaning of the kitchen, if it is very dirty, 50 Euros.
Additional costs:
(These costs are payable locally and They are not included in the rental price).

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 7 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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