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Why Gabriele chose Taormina City Centre
Ideal for country lovers, amazing garden and pool area, lemons, oranges, olive trees and flowers. Close to Taormina and to the beach. Spectacular view of Etna and in the mean time away from it all.
What makes this Farmhouse unique
There is a person encharged for check-in, check-out and guests assistance during the stay. There is a mantainor for any tecnical problem occurring and the owner lives in the estate for most part of the year.
Canceled bookings will not receive a refund
Excellent base for the north east of Sicily
We had a great holiday staying here. We rented Polifemus which had the largest veranda, but all of the cottages have good outdoor space. The accommodation, pool and outdoor areas are exactly as shown online. The pool is fantastic! The welcome on arrival from Monica was excellent, with tips for visiting things close by. It's a great location for Taormina, Etna, Savoca and the Aeolian Islands. For the time of year we visited, we were v glad to have paid for the air con - we were aware this was an additional charge. Would highly recommend for a simple, clean accommodation with great pool, and good for families.
Thanks Claire for the fantastic review !
Good basic accommodation, great pool
We (myself, my wife and one of our sons) stayed in Polifemo, one of the 4 properties here. Contact pre-holiday very efficient and reassuring. Monica met us at the property and explained the facilities, showed us around and gave us tips on where to visit during our stay. The property itself is fairly basic, with no frills, but very clean. We didn't need to pay for the air conditioning as we were there in the first week in October and it wasn't baking hot outside. The large pool is wonderful, with views of Etna and the surrounding hills, and we had it to ourselves during our week there. There was an issue with the wi-fi on one day (the local transmitter had a problem) but Monica leapt into action and the connection was restored quickly. The villa is a good base for exploring the area, and we visited Etna, Taormina, Castelmola, Savoca, and the Alcantara Gorge. Gabriele also recommended the Norman Monastery of Santi Pietro e Paolo, although we got there rather late in the day (our fault) and it was locked, which was a shame . Probably just as well, as we were caught in a massive thunderstorm on the way back and would have been washed away if we had been any later! In summary, very friendly welcome, quiet area, host and manager available and responsive if needed, and good base to enjoy Sicily.
Nice, cosy and quiet place
Monica the house manager is a fantastic woman who will give you advise on places to see and were to eat. She is also very responsive to all your needs!
I give this place 4 stars because of the extra charges that are not displayed in the total when you do the search on Home and Away. AC and final cleaning has to be payed in cash upon arrival as stated in the rental agreement once you actually send a request for reservation. Only then you have the real rental price.
The area were the house is located is very cosy. The Pool is fantastic and that’s where we were most of the time once at the property.
We (myself,husband and one 3 year old) stayed at Polifemo wich had the biggest garden of them all and was also the best house.
All the houses are attached in row but with big hedges in between so you are in total privacy. The only thing missing in the house was wine glasses but we bought some at the supermarket.
If we come back to this region we will stay here again.
Hello Mrs Bruce,
many thanks for the review.
I just want to clarify that the extra costs such as air conditioning and final cleaning are CLEARLY STRESSED in the notes below the rates of the Homeaway website and in the Rental Agreement that every guest has to accept before the booking. I really hope to see you again in the property. Thanks again also from the staff. Gabriele
Beautiful, tranquil accommodation
We had an excellent family holiday staying in Polyphemus. Monica the housekeeper was there to greet us on the morning we arrived, provided all the information on the local area and was really fantastic. We had a small problem with the air con in our bedroom and she got it sorted out straight away, she was really great, friendly and helpful and great to have as a contact if we needed help.We stayed in Polyphemus with our two children aged 9 and 13 for 12 days. a beautiful place, with lovely gardens and a fantastic swimming pool and shaded area, plenty of lovely places to sit and chill out. Lovely accommodation, traditional to the area, a nice shaded terrace to sit and eat family meals if you don’t want to go out. Great having a communal washing machine to use as well. Cleaning provided halfway through the stay with fresh towels and pool towels. We would definitely go back here, it’s a great place to stay with groups of friends or family as 3 other cottages attached as well. Also villa etna is attached to this property which you can rent. Great shaded area to keep your car in as well, beautiful grounds, all well maintained. Guarding Naxos 5-10 minutes drive, Taormina 10-15 minutes. Lovely to stay in this area surrounded by the lemon and and orange groves, with easy access to towns. Highly recommended!!!!
Many Thanks for the wonderful review. Please come back soon !
Peaceful cottages with lovely pool/Etna views
Absolutely lovely rural property with little private garden and big shared pool with diving board (which we had to ourselves a lot of the time). The cottage was very clean and well maintained. And Monica, our meet-and-greeter, was extremely helpful and welcoming. Kitchen equipment (utensils etc) on the sparse side but there is a very useful bbq grill on the patio. Beach at G Naxos is 5-10 mins drive; beautiful Taormina is only 15/20 minutes. Supermarket 5 mins. Only downside is no decent cafes/eateries nearby (Trappittello itself is v unremarkable), but Monica recommmended a really lovely local restaurant in nearby Graniti (Ristorante Flora) - a 15/20 minute drive. A few mosquitoes around in evenings - so pack repellent.
Ah- and amazing views of smoking Etna and nearby hills. We had a perfect family holiday.
Many Thanks for your detailed useful review !
Lovely location just a shame palifemo apartment is run down and expensive air conditioning
Property layout, location and the pool is perfect for anyone with kids looking for playmates in peaceful surroundings. Monica the lady looking after the properties is there no matter what you need. Lovely lady.
The only downside is we were staying in the palifemo apartment which was in need of some restoration and we did find the kitchen utensils not very clean. I would stay in luna next time much nicer! Also watch it as after you book the property on home away you then receive an email asking for more money on arrival for air conditioning and cleaning and tax. Came to a lot for just one week. It was a lovely holiday though and we didn't want to leave!
Hello thanks for the enquiry but please next time you have problems with utensils keep in contact with the house manager who will sort the problem on. Also important to read the rental agreement before booking. Hope to see you again soon in the property. Gabriele
Ideal for country lovers and in the mean time close to the beach and Taormina center town (10-15 minutes driving). Car necessary. The holiday homes are located amid the peace of the Sicilian countryside, 2 kms from the sea, 7 from the centre of Taormina, 10 from the Gorges of Alcantara, 35 from Etna (cableway), 100 from Syracuse, 150 from Noto, Modica and Ragusa Ibla and 90 from Piazza Armerina.
The property is the ideal base for visiting the oriental Sicily.
Other Activities: Etna excursions, Gorges of Alcantara discovery, Syracuse, Noto (barok valley), Piazza Armerina (roman villa), valle d'Agrò, Savoca the village where the Godfather was filmed.