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Stunning secluded 19th century house with lush garden, in the heart of Taormina

Bedrooms 3
Space 1,291 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 7 nights


About the property

House with front garden, 3 bedrooms over 2 floors, sleeps 6

Villa Ida is a unique property nested at the heart of the ancient Taormina village. With over 120m2 inside and 150m2 of private garden, it offers plenty of room to accommodate up to 6 guests.

A very well preserved 19th century building, secluded by a lush garden on the front side, it develops over two levels.

The ground floor centers around the living room, which opens toward the garden through two arched window doors. On the back side, there is a spacious sleeping room with a queen size bed and a private balcony with a splendid view of the quaint pedestrian street. A spacious kitchen (offering a secondary street access) and a bathroom with shower complete the level.

The first floor, accommodates under a sloping roof the master bedroom with kingsize bed and view of the lush garden below, a second bedroom (with two single beds) and a full bathroom.

The property is uniquely located at the heart of Taormina, an ideal base to discover Sicily or simply laze by the sea.

More Details

Property Manager
Member since: 2010
Speaks: english, french, german, spanish, italian
Response time:
Within a day
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Calendar last updated:
June 5, 2017

Guestbook comments from the manager

First off, let me just say on behalf of everyone what a great time we had in Taormina, and how beautiful your house is, and what an amazing location it is in.
Oct 2010
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Taormina House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house (semi-detached)
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1291 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Beach
  • Downtown
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Luxury
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Basic Soaps
  • Broadband Access
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Shampoo
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • First floor - toilet , combination tub/shower , bidet
    Ground floor - toilet , shower , bidet
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Master bedroom - 1 king
    First floor 2nd bedroom - 2 twin/ single , Can be pulled together for a large double
    Backside bedroom - 1 king
  • Bed linen are provided. All bedrooms are equipped with TV set. Airconditioning is located in the ground floor sleeping room. Upsatirs rooms are equipped with fans.
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • Radio
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Balcony
  • Beach Towels
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Terrace
  • 6 garden chairs
  • 2 beach chairs
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible ...
  • bay/sound
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • live theater
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • volcano
  • waterfalls
Leisure Activities:
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • golf
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing


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average rating of 4.904762 based on 23 reviews

Beautiful House

  • 5 of 5

Villa Ida was set in a beautiful garden with lemon and orange trees. The garden was well kept and had a good range of garden furniture. The house itself was well equipped with everything you needed. We were a party of six adults and found the accomodation excellent.

The booking process was easy and Davide answered any questions very quickly.

  • Submitted: Jun 14, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Lovely cottage in heart of Taormins

  • 4 of 5

We and our 2 kids aged 8 and 6, thoroughly enjoyed our late autumn break at Villa Ida. Being right at the heart of beautiful bustling Taormina was ideal. You step out of the cute garden onto a quiet street, and everything is there, bakery, restaurants and shops. Having the garden is quite special so central. The house itself is charming and very spacious. We recommend restaurant Shelter, around the corner, great food and particularly good service. Though there are plenty more, also good. We loved the views and setting of the beaches in front of Isola Bella, truly stunning! We also drove out to the sandy beach at Giardini Naxos. Autumn is a perfect time to come, warm enough to swim and to take long walks. Thank you to Davide for making Villa Ida available and making everything run so smoothly.

  • Submitted: Nov 10, 2015
  • Stayed: Oct 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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Wonderful villa in Taormina!

  • 5 of 5

We stayed in Villa Ida in July 2015. The villa was very clean and well maintained. The location was perfect! The villa is around the corner from Corso Umberto (the main street) but in a surprisingly quiet area. The garden with the citrus trees was beautiful and great extra space for an 8 year old to play. Davide's communication was excellent and our stay was seamless! He was also very quick to return our full security deposit. We used Salvatore from Davide's recommended car service and travel to and from the airport in Catania was easy. We would love to return to Villa Ida for another holiday!

  • Submitted: Sep 4, 2015
  • Stayed: Jul 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your kind words, we strive to make sure our guests enjoy their stay as much as possible. Hope to see you again in the future.
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Hawaii, USA

Soooo Special!

  • 5 of 5

We fell in love with Taormina while staying at Villa Ida! My husband and I were traveling with our 18-year-old son and my Mother-in-law. The location of Villa Ida in the heart of the village is ideal. We walked everywhere - restaurants, markets, shops, churches, gardens, and the beach. This place is spectacular and Villa Ida is in the middle of it all. Thank you Davide for your excellent service.

  • Submitted: Jul 2, 2015
  • Stayed: Jun 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your kind words, we are happy to hear you enjoyed your stay and Villa Ida as your base.
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The perfect place to stay in Taormina...

  • 5 of 5

You simply won't find a better villa in Taormina - you would never guess that you're only one street back from the Corso Umberto when you walk down the beautiful little street and turn into the tranquil garden filled with lemon and orange trees. The house and garden are beautifully kept, and Davide was very good with the communication side of things as well.

One thing I would say, is that if you have small children who aren't safe on the stairs, and you don't like constantly following them everywhere, then this probably isn't the place for you, as there are lots of little sets of stairs here and there. In fairness, Davide warned us about this as soon as we mentioned we were bringing children, and a wonderful little cot was provided for our youngest with lovely bedding and everything. I've stayed with James villas - they provided a cot with no mattress or bedding, so Villa Ida definitely wins there!

We stayed here for a fortnight as we had our wedding in Taormina, and all of our guests who visited the villa were very jealous! You are right in the centre of town, just 30 seconds walk to all the bars and shops, yet the house and garden is totally private and calm.

We did lose a bit of our deposit, as we broke quite a few glasses etc, but this was all accounted for in a fair and honest way, so no complaints there! If you're not as clumsy as us (we did have 4 kids staying, which accounts for some of it...) you'll be fine!

  • Submitted: Oct 18, 2014
  • Stayed: May 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your kind review.
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Sudbury, Suffolk, UK

Exceeded Our Expectations!

  • 5 of 5

We stayed at Villa Ida in mid-May. As other reviewers have said, it is very accurately described and is in a splendid, central location and very close to all the amenities you would need. (Restaurants, Bars, Mini-markets, Bakeries, shops, bus station, taxi rank) Worthy of note are, La Bottega di Laganà, Via Di Giovanni 47, a specialist food store that stocks an excellent range of foods (try their red/white wine and don’t be put off by the plastic bottles!) and Bam Bar, 45 Via Di Giovanni, rightly popular with visitors who want to try granita and brioche for breakfast, delicious! Corso Umberto is only 30 seconds away, too.

The Villa is well maintained, spotlessly clean and was even better than the photos suggested, there is ample room for 3 adult couples. Be warned, however, two of the bedrooms and one of the bathrooms have sloping ceilings, but for us this just added to the charm. The kitchen is well equipped for those who wish to cater for themselves.

The garden is delightful with orange and lemon trees and garden furniture and, considering how centrally located the Villa is, surprisingly quiet. We retired to eat our lunch there most days, with food and wine bought from La Bottega di Laganà. Delightful.

Owner Davide was extremely easy to deal with too and his communications were excellent as was his advice on a variety of things. Our Security deposit was refunded very promptly.

All in all, we had a wonderful stay at the Villa Ida, Would we return? Definitely. Would we recommend Vill Ida? Certainly, without a moments hesitation. But then again we might just keep it a wonderful secret...

  • Submitted: Jun 6, 2014
  • Stayed: May 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thnak you for your kind words - it was a pleasure to have you as our guests. Communication was very smooth, and the Villa well kept. Thank you and hope to have you with us again in the future.
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Nearest Airport
60 Kilometres
Catania Fontanarossa (CTA)
Nearest Golf
20 Kilometres
Il Picciolo
Nearest Train
5 Kilometres
Nearest Beach
500 Metres
Isolabella & Mazzaro' - by cablecar
Car: not necessary

Settled on a hill of the Monte Tauro, Taormina dominates two grand, sweeping bays, offering to the visitors a breathtaking, dramatic and memorable view over almost one hundred miles of Mediterranean sea. Since the opening of the first hotel in 1874, Taormina has become one of the world top touristic destinations where visitors can experience a perfect combination of old times charming atmosphere, preservation of history and culture, an elegant and lively way of life to be enjoyed in relaxing walks through the old town pedestrian areas. The tourist has a lot to do and see : top level art performances at the Greek theatre, several painting exhibitions held in local palazzi and churces, fine elegant shopping along the famous 'Corso Umberto' with its cafes and pastry shops. Or visiting local art museums, taking naturalistic walks in the surounding countryside, golfing at the nearby 18-holes course, enjoying the fantastic beaches at easy reach.

Golf: For golfers, Il Picciolo Golf Club (only 30km from Taormina) offers a 18 hole, par 72 (SSS 71) over 5800m of hilly landscape with breathtaking views of the Etna volcano and the typical Sicilian country side.

We can help arrange golf packages upon request (transfer, tee times, lessons).


Rates & Availability

Taormina House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
High Season
Jul 1 2017 - Sep 3 2017
7 night minimum stay
Low Season
Oct 30 2017 - Dec 16 2017
7 night minimum stay
Christmas & New Year's Eve
Dec 18 2017 - Jan 7 2018
7 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
7 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Refundable damage deposit $1,089.47

20% discount on second consecutive week.
50% down payment is required to confirm reservation.
Cancellations fully refunded until 30 days before starting of rental period.
Deposit required of €1'000.
Arrival & departure day Saturday or Sunday - other days ok in low season, negotiable in mid-season.
Check-in 15h00 at the earliest, check-out 10h30 at the latest.

50% at reservation, 50% before arrival

Manager'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.

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