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Sicilia Style Villas (Taormina/ Etna/ Alcantara Park) - Villa Allori

Sleeps5
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms1
Space 1,076 sq. ft.
Property type chateau / country house
Minimum Stay 1 - 2 nights

Overview

Description

Villa Allori

Located in Carranco Estate, the Villa, is surrounded by olive groves and vineyards, featuring a Private terrace overlooking the stunning Mount Etna and a 9m pool. It has been recently refurbished, with luxury interiors and world class amenities, for your best comfort. Several paths lead down through the vineyards and the olive trees to a two hectares Historic private park and to the Tennis court.

All decorations, furnishings and fittings are of impeccable taste and quality combining Ralph Lauren and Philip Stark modern designs with antique furniture. Amenities such as Heating, Air conditioning, Satellite TV and Hi-Fi, among others, are meant to give you the best comfort.

FREE WIFI High Speed Internet throughout the bedrooms (at an extra cost)

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About the property

Unique luxury manor house

Siciliastyle villas are situated in the so-called Carranco Estate, owned by the Baroni del Castello, an active Olive Oil and Wine producing Estate ideally situated in the vicinity of Taormina, recently refurbished and transformed in a world class Resort.

The Villas are surrounded by olive groves and vineyards and feature private pools, overlooking stunning Mount Etna, and a Tennis court. Recently refurbished with luxury furnitures and world class amenities, to provide our Guests with a unique and unforgettable experience.

The villas is hard to fault for beauty and quality. Decorated up to exceptionally high standard, where special attention has been paid to the use of antique and traditional techniques and local materials such as lava stone from Etna, hand-made terracotta floors and walnut shutters. All decorations, furnishings and fittings are of impeccable taste and quality combining Ralph Lauren and Philip Stark modern designs with antique furniture and paintings.

Services (Included): Villa dei Baroni

- FREE WI-FI High Speed Internet throughout

- Daily maid

- Clean linen and towels

- Pool & garden maintenance

- Private garden maintenance

- Caretaker on grounds

- Breakfast

- Tennis

- Ping pong

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Property Manager
Patricia
Member since: 2008
Speaks: english, french, german, spanish, italian
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
September 27, 2017

About Patricia

I inherited this property when I was 11 (my father passed away). I spent there all my holidays since I was a kid... Now I'm a world wide traveller, though, I always return to this beautiful place to relax and take advantage of its incredible energy.

Patricia purchased this chateau / country house in 1979

Why Patricia chose Catania

This property is a special place. It is unique. Why? Because of its history... Because its previous owners (all family ancestors) always loved it and considered it special...

It has a unique Karma... a special energy...

Though, I travel around the world, rarely have I seen such a special and unique location.

What makes this chateau / country house unique

- Breathtaking panorama

- Beautiful night skies full of stars

- View on Mount Etna and its breathtaking eruptions

- Calmness and lack of stress

- Special karma and positive energy

- FREE Wi-fi High Speed Internet

Available Rentals

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Notes

A security Deposit of € 300 is due in cash upon arrival. The Deposit will be returned to the Clients after check-out if no damage is made to the Villa.
During peak season, rentals are minimum of one week and goes from Saturday to Saturday


Amenities

Castiglione di Sicilia Chateau / Country House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • chateau / country house (detached)
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Housekeeping:
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 1076 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 5
  • pets considered
  • children welcome
  • smoking allowed ...
Location Type:
  • Mountain
  • Near The Ocean
  • Resort
  • Rural
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Luxury
General:
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Heating ...
  • Internet
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Safe
  • Towels Provided
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Free Wifi
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen ...
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower , bidet
  • Our bathrooms are modern were fully refurbished to provide our Guests with both beauty and comfort: they feature Philippe Starck design accessories and glassed Rain showers. Hair dryer and towels are provided. Any other items you might need may be provided...
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 5
  • Master Bedroom - 1 king , 2 twin/ single
    Bedroom 2 - 1 king , 2 twin/ single
  • All Bedrooms have king size beds with world class mattresses. Everything is done for our Guests to feel at home and even better than at home: rest and relax throughout day and night. Guests may choose between double kingsize beds or 2 single beds.
Entertainment:
  • DVD Player
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
Outside:
  • Bicycles
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Tennis ...
  • Tennis Court
  • Terrace
  • 2 bicycles
  • 4 garden chairs
  • 4 beach chairs
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Low Allergen Environment
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair accessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • Outdoor Pool
Attractions:
  • churches
  • forests
  • library
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • volcano
  • waterfalls
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • massage therapist
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • golf
  • golf privileges optional
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • skiing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
Notes:
Services -You decide which level of service you want: Contact us to arrange Cut-to-Fit services and activities up to your needs. WE RENT TWO SIMILAR VILLAS: Allori and Nocellara

Reviews

Excellent! 4.3/5 -
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Villa Allori
average rating of 4.2727275 based on 11 reviews
Wokingham, Berkshire, UK
3

Beautiful location but quite isolated.

  • 3 of 5

The property is in a stunning location however could do with a few more amenities, for example no colander or corkscrew.

A bit more information on local places to eat would also be helpful.

Outdoor stairs are a bit of a pain particularly as the door does not have a handle so if you close it, it is locked. The lock was difficult for the children to open hence much up and down stairs, outside, in the 40 degree heat.

Beds are very comfortable.

Pool was much needed due to the heat!

Manager didn't really speak any English but was friendly and booked us into a local restaurant one evening when they were doing a special meal and wine tasting.

  • Submitted: Aug 18, 2017
  • Stayed: Aug 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks you very much for your review! we really appreciated you had the time to leave us your feedback. Yes, the property location is mazing and it is indeed isolated: that is actually the charm and uniqueness of it: you can quietly sleep and any the real Sicily inland! We also agree our villa manager Luciano, in spite of his poor english abilities, is very good in assisting our guest to make the best out of their stay! All our guests are always very happy with him and agree is very handy to have him around when needed! As for the kitchen amenities, we have taken note of it and all the villas have now the colander and corkscrew. Also as regards the lock of the bedrooms. Thanks again and looking forward to see you back in the future in our villas!
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5

Great place, amazing views

  • 5 of 5

This place is perfect if you looking for peace and tranquility, great for the escape from the civilization and outside world. The Villas are surrounded by olive trees and vineyards and feature 2 private pools a Tennis court, overlooking stunning Mount Etna.

We had an amazing 2 weeks in Carranco Estate. There were 10 of us and we occupied 2 villas: Nocellara and Allori. The villas are quite modern, spacious, very well equipped with appliances like dishwasher, washing machine, pots and pans, glasses etc.

The Manager Lucciano was very helpful even though he had very little English, but google translator became handy and funny sometimes. Lucciano and his wife Antonella are fantastic people; they helped us to bring our child to the hospital in Randazzo for what I’m extremely grateful!

The Estate produces its own white and red wine and olive oil, which we tasted. Also ordered pizza from Lucciano, which was very handy and pizza was great.

It is a lovely place and I would definitely recommend visiting it!

  • Submitted: Sep 5, 2017
  • Stayed: Aug 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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4

Beautiful setting. Comfortable villa.

  • 4 of 5

The villa was bigger than it appeared in the photographs and was very comfortable. Fans would be a good addition because the air con wasn't very effective but this didn't spoil the holiday. Lovely peaceful setting with great view of Etna but a car required for easy access. Plenty of good local restaurants and supermarkets. Driving very easy because the roads were almost deserted. The manager and his wife were excellent and couldn't have been more helpful. Etna excursion, Alcantara gorge, Taormina and Savoca well worth doing. Great for a quiet, relaxing holiday. Would definitely return. Villa would also benefit from a microwave, kettle and toaster but otherwise well enough equipped for me, my wife and daughter.

  • Submitted: Aug 11, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Guest, Thank you very much for your review. We are happy to heard you had an excellent holidays and very glad you enjoyed your stay at our villas. For your information, please note that following your review, we checked the AC machines and have undertaken a full maintenance. As for the microwave and kettle we will putting them in the villas, so next time you come you will find them there!!! Kind regards and thanks for your time in writing your review! The Siciliastyle team
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Villa Allori is well equipped and comfortable

  • 4 of 5

The pool area is beautiful with magnificent views all around particularly of Mt. Etna. Luciano and Antoinetta are lovely hosts and were so good and kind when they took Edith and I to the hospitals in Randazzo and Bronte much thanks to them for their help and care.

Other reviewers mention the road which is bad but we managed by driving slowly and carefully it seems to be a thoroughfare for hikers and horses. The pizzas provided by Luciano were delicious.

  • Submitted: Jul 4, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you very much for your review. We are happy you and your friends had a nice and pleasant stay at Villa Allori. We look forward to have you again as our guests in the future.
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4

Secluded and tranquil

  • 4 of 5

We booked the Villa Nocellara, which is next door to Villa Allori but no longer appears to be available on this website, effectively they are the same when looking at the pictures and there are on the same estate, operated by the same people.

After a pretty horrendous drive down a pot holed track which can take up to 5 minutes as it is necessary to drive so slowly, we arrived at the property. The directions provided were very good, with the Villa easy to find.

The Villa is located in vineyards and has a great view of Mount Etna. The swimming pool is opposite the villa, it is not heated but large enough to take a swim. There are chairs and umbrellas but unfortunately no fully reclining chairs or sun beds.

The Villa was well equipped, with clean, fresh bed linen and towels. A couple of items to highlight we did not have a bottle opener (this was quickly supplied) and the air conditioning didn't work.

When making our initial enquiry and after looking at the Resort website we were advised there were Mountain bikes, air-conditioning/heating, a Manager on site speaking English, plus additional services including private cook, tour guide, Italian classes, Cooking classes, housekeeping, Wine tasting, The Manager we met with is very nice but speaks no English and as we don't speak Italian, this made communication difficult and we could not ask questions regarding the local area or services advertised (none of these were offered during our stay).

We arrived after 7pm on a Sunday evening, it would have been nice if there had been a bottle of water in the fridge (maybe wine as it is on a vineyard?) and a basic food welcome pack (happy to pay for this). Instead it was necessary (now dark) to find the local town and something to eat ( we had to resort going to the local supermarket which was thankfully still open).

Due to the track to the Villa and narrow, winding roads it can take 20 minutes to the local Town (Randazzo), 1 1/4 to Catania and 45 minutes to Taormina. Randazzo has a number of very nice Cafes/Restaurants, Street Pizza served in the local square plus there is a market on Sunday mornings.

We did have a very nice stay at the Villa, the location makes for a very relaxing holiday.

  • Submitted: Sep 13, 2015
  • Stayed: Aug 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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beautiful, clean,in the middle of the wine yards

  • 3 of 5

the house is very nice decorated, good beds, swimming pool is very simple - needs some restyling. The road to the hous is really very bad, beware of your tires! In the middle of now where

The landlord is a very nice, helpfull man!!!!

  • Submitted: Nov 10, 2014
  • Stayed: Aug 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Yes the Villa is in the middle of the countryside and there is a 1 mile country road to reach it (maintained and repaired yearly) . Though, this is also why it is particularly charming and unique.
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Map

Nearest Airport
60 Kilometres
Catania
Nearest Barpub
15 Kilometres
Randazzo
Nearest Ferry
60 Kilometres
Messina
Nearest Golf
10 Kilometres
Il Picciolo
Nearest Train
40 Kilometres
Taormina
Nearest Motorway
30 Kilometres
Fiumefreddo
Nearest Restaurant
15 Kilometres
Randazzo
Nearest Ski
25 Kilometres
Etna
Nearest Beach
40 Kilometres
Taormina
Car: necessary

Our villas are ideally situated in the surroundings of Taormina, discretely isolated and close to everything.

It has unique panoramic views (especially on Mount Etna, the village of Castiglione di Sicilia, the Mounts Nebrodi and, at night, the sky, featuring a complete map of the stars).

Its optimal location permits our guests to either move to make easy day visits of the beauties of Sicily, go for the day to the seaside in Taormina or to just stay at the Estate and relax.

Whatever your choice, we will be at your disposal to make you feel comfortable and at home.

Please visit our website where you will find all the best things to do around while in our villas and all over Sicily (Mount Etna craters visit o eruption watch, Gole dell'Alcantara, Taormina excursion, Trekking,... and much more).

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