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Dr Francesco Basile, PhD

Member since: 2008
Speaks: english
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Charming country house overlooking the sea

13 Reviews
Sleeps6
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms2
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 7 nights

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Overview

Messina province Villa Rental Photos and Description

Secluded villa with great sea and countryside views - 5 mins drive from beach

A charming country house located in a rural and beautiful setting with wonderful views over the Sicilian sea and the Aeolian Islands. Set in three acres of peaceful countryside and surrounded by olive groves, vineyards and fruit trees, Villa Anna enjoys a secluded hillside setting, offering the ultimate in privacy and relaxation. One kilometer away from the picturesque village of Serro, the villa is an ideal base for exploring the attractions of Eastern Sicily and only 5 minutes drive from the beautiful beaches of Ortoliuzzo and Villafranca Tirrena.

Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Dr Francesco Basile, PhD (Owner)
Member since: 2008
Speaks: english

What makes this villa unique

Peaceful countryside near the sea

Reviews

4.3
based on 13 traveler reviews

Charming country house overlooking the sea
average rating of 4.3076925 based on 13 reviews
Glasgow, Scotland, U.K.
5

Rustic, charming and our FOURTH stay!

  • 5 of 5

Early Spring in north east Sicily, overlooking the Aeolian Islands, again - 4th visit !

We stayed in the pink house half way up the hill. It was just perfect. The property was clean and well maintained, now with Wi Fi. Well stocked kitchen, with utensils etc. Lovely covered eating area outside and brick barbeque. We ate outside all the time. All very rustic.

Beaches 5/7 mins drive away. Villefranche has great local produce, again only 3/5 mins by car.

Francesco, the owner, was really good at pointing us in the direction of the local baker, greengrocer and butcher - so we ate one meal at least per day on the terrace of the Pink house with the fabulous views. The villa has a basketball court too. All such fun - we're booked again for next year and taking friends too.

  • Submitted: Apr 25, 2016
  • Stayed: Apr 2016
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Glasgow, Scotland, U.K.
5

Perfect rustic get away.

  • 5 of 5

Early Summer in north east Sicily, overlooking the Aeolian Islands !

We stayed in the pink house half way up the hill. It was just perfect. The property was clean and well maintained. Well stocked kitchen, with utensils etc. Lovely covered eating area outside and brick barbeque. We ate outside all the time. All very rustic.

Beaches 5/7 mins drive away. Villefranche has great local produce, again only 3/5 mins by car.

Francesco, the owner, was really good at pointing us in the direction of the local baker, greengrocer and butcher - so we ate one meal at least per day on the terrace of the Pink house with the fabulous views. The villa has a basketball court too. All such fun - we're booked again this year, taking a couple of friends too.

  • Submitted: Feb 17, 2015
  • Stayed: May 2014
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4

Peaceful country house

  • 4 of 5

A cosy country house with a spectacular sea view. Suitable for families or group of friends. If you like relaxation then this house is ideal, you will be immersed in a most peaceful countryside. A 5 minute drive away and you have the beatiful sandy beach of Villafranca. The vills is well equipped with air conditioning and free WiFi connection. The garden is a perfect spot to see the sunset, so at the end of the day you can relax and enjoy the sun setting. The town and beaches are nearby, but you do need a car to stay here.

  • Submitted: Feb 17, 2015
  • Stayed: Aug 2014
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Watford, England
2

Villa needs updating

  • 2 of 5

The house is in a nice location with lovely views to the sea. The villa itself is in need of modernisation. It has a neglected feel to it; furniture and applinaces are all quite old and some areas of the house could be cleaner. There is only Italian TV, no Satellite or DVD player. Wifi is available and works most of the time. The house makes a good base for exploring the area; some attractions are quite a drive away - the best beach is San Gregorio (40 min), Mt Etna (just under 2 hrs), Taormina (about 1 hr). The local village beach is also good and there are some nice restaurants. The owner is very helpful.

  • Submitted: Aug 6, 2014
  • Stayed: Jul 2014
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5

Very nice villa

  • 5 of 5

Very big, sunny and fully equipped house.

View is breathtaking.

The bedrooms, living room and bathrooms are spacious, comfortable and very clean.

The location is perfect to explore the whole Sycily (better to have a car).

The owner is very kind and helpful.

Perfect place for those looking for calm and interesting excursion

  • Submitted: Sep 8, 2011
  • Stayed: Aug 2011
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4

Breathtaking view! Very peaceful!

  • 4 of 5

The house was charming, comfortable and so peaceful. It was a delight to come back to the house after a day at the beach and dine on the terrasse in front of spectacular sunsets! The house is ideal for families, everyone will enjoy it. The location was perfect for day trips to either the islands or Taormina. The owner was very nice and helpful.

  • Submitted: Jul 30, 2010
  • Stayed: Jun 2010
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Map

Nearest Airport
115 Kilometres
Catania Airport
Nearest Barpub
2 Kilometres
Bar Fiumara
Nearest Ferry
20 Kilometres
Messina
Nearest Golf
70 Kilometres
Mount Etna
Nearest Train
2 Kilometres
Villafranca Tirrena
Nearest Motorway
2 Kilometres
Villafranca Tirrena
Nearest Beach
2 Kilometres
Villafranca Tirrena
Car: necessary

Villa Anna provides the perfect way to mix countryside and sea. Less than 5 minutes drive (2 km) down the hill are the coastal towns of Villafranca Tirrena, with its sandy beaches, shops and restaurants, and Ortoliuzzo with its beautiful sandy beach. Here you can sunbath or swim in the crystal-clear warm waters of the Tyrrhenian Sea which make swimming pleasant from mid-April through October. The villa is within easy driving distance from the breathtaking sandy beaches of Venetico (15 mins drive), Milazzo (at 25 mins) and Tindari (at 35 mins), with its extraordinary sandy “tongues” (a sandbank stretching 1.5km into the sea which is now a nature reserve). Just past Tindari is the charming seaside resort of Capo d'Orlando, with its magnificent beaches and turquoise waters, while the stunning Aeolian Islands are only a short hop on the hydrofoil from Milazzo, making it ideal for a day trip. On the Ionian side, the world famous beaches of Taormina are 40 mins drive away.

Apart from the beaches there are numerous attractions within easy driving distance of the property including the stunning medieval town of Taormina (40 mins drive), Messina and its Strait (at 20 mins), Tindari, one of the most interesting archaeological sites in Sicily, with its magnificent Sanctuary and Greek-Roman remains (at 35 mins), the Nebrodi nature reserve with its wonderful walking routes and unspoiled hill towns (1 hour drive). Also very easily accomplished are day trips to the charming Cefalù and to Mount Etna volcano, which are a little over 1 hour's drive away. A visit to the small hill-top village of Serro (a fascinating 10mins walk from the property) will give you a unique opportunity to sample rural Sicilian life as it has been lived for centuries.

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Rates & Availability

Villafrance Tirrena Villa Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Owner accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
Peak
Jul 23 2016 - Aug 20 2016
7 night minimum stay
$1,043
 
 
My Standard Rate
7 night minimum stay
$879
 

Additional information about rental rates

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Refundable damage deposit $330

- A 10% discount may be offered for 2 people occupancy.
- Our rates are all inclusive, no extra charges like utilities and final cleaning
- A 25% deposit is required to secure your booking. Full balance due no less than 4 weeks before arrival date. Payment by bank transfer or credit card.
- Refundable security deposit of 300 euros required with full balance, to be returned within 2 weeks of departure

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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

Messina province Villa Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • villa
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 120 m²
Location Type:
  • Beach
  • Near The Ocean
  • Rural
  • Village
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
General:
  • Air Conditioning
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
Kitchen:
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower , bidet
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower , bidet
Bedrooms:
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 2 twin/ single
    Bedroom 3 - 1 queen
  • The villa is on two levels. The front entrance takes you into a spacious open hall including dining and sitting areas with woodburning fireplace. Off this living area is a good-size and fully equipped kitchen, with access to the shaded veranda and the garden. The ground floor also features a double bedroom with queen size bed and a bathroom with shower. Some stairs take you to the first floor which is home to a sitting area with sofa-bed, a double bedroom with queen size bed, a bedroom with twin beds and a bathroom with shower. The two bedrooms boast spectacular countryside and sea views. The interior is fully furnished with a warm and simple decor. Air conditioning is fitted in the three bedrooms and in the living area.
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • Television
Outside:
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Porch / Veranda
  • 8 garden chairs
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Attractions:
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • volcano
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • horseback riding
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • mountain biking
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
Notes:
Located at 200 meters above sea level, Villa Anna is immersed in a peaceful open countryside with the fabulous panorama of the northern Sicilian coast. The secluded outside space includes a barbecue area and a wooden pergola (with direct access to the kitchen), which is ideal for al-fresco dining while taking in the breathtaking views across the garden, the countryside and the sea. The front garden, filled with Mediterranean plants and trees, also features a sunny sitting area with spectacular views and dramatic sunset over the Tyrrhenian sea and, on a good day, all seven Aeolian islands can be clearly seen. The surrounding private grounds of over 8000 square meters are filled with olive groves and fruit trees including a vineyard…. there is always fresh fruit to be picked, whatever the season! The estate also produces an excellent olive oil. In October the olives are hand-picked and cold pressed in the old traditional way, our guests are welcome to see the operations first hand!

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