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Taormina 4 charming cottages in the country with pool, wifi, close to the beach - Polyphemus

Bedrooms 2
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 7 nights

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Taormina & Surroundings Cottage Rental Photos and Description

Amazing self catering cottages with pool and wifi-countryside-Taormina-Sicily

The property is named Le case del Principe (Princely cottages). It is located in the countryside of Taormina between the volcano Etna and the sea. There are 4 cottages sharing an amazing pool area and a lush mediterranean garden full of flowers and trees. The property is ideal for country lovers and is close to the beach and the center of Taormina.

The cottage LUNA consists of 2 double bedroom (Queen size or twins), 2 bath with shower ensuite, a kitchen-living room with a small mezzanine fit for children from 5 to 13 years (twin beds), an exclusive gazebo with cane covering and creepers and an exclusive small garden max 4 adults and 2 children.

The cottage POLIFEMO consists of 2 double bedroom (Queen size or twins), 2 bath with shower ensuite, a living room with a kitchen corner and a small mezzanine fit for children from 5 to 13 years (twin beds), an exclusive gazebo with cane covering and creepers and an exclusive small garden . Max 4 adults 2 children.

The cottages Leone and Trinacria consist each one of 1 double bedroom with a bath with shower ensuite, a living room with a kitchen corner and a small mezzanine fit for children from 5 to 13 years (twins beds), an exclusive gazebo with a cane covers and creepers and an exclusive small garden max 2 adults and 2 children for each cottage.

Baby cots and high chairs are available for babies (on demand).The gazebos of each cottage are ideal to have meals and to stay alfresco. The communal area consists of a large mature garden (about 5.000 sqm) and an amazing pool area with a solarium in the lemongrove. The property is surrounded by an immense countryside with lemons, oranges and vineyards.

Daily pool cleaning, wifi, weekly full linen and towels (including pool towels), communal washing machine, shaded car parking are INCLUDED in the price. There is a person encharged for check in and check out who provides guests with all infos related to the area such as restaurants, shops, supermarkets, pharmacy, excursions. The area is located in the greenery of lemon and orange trees, very safe and serene and in the mean time close to the beach, shops, restaurants and facilities. The nearest airport is Catania (Fontanarossa) distant about 60 kms from the property. The car is essential. Restaurants and shops are distant between 5 and 15 minutes driving from the property. The nearest beach in Giardini Naxos is at 2 kms from the property (sandy). The location is ideal to visit oriental Sicily (Taormina, Etna, Catania, Syracuse, Valley of Alcantara, Val d'Agrò...).

A dream place perfect for couples, family and friend groups.

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Details for Polyphemus 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6

The cottage equipped for six (Polyphemus) consists of: 2 double bedrooms (Queen size or twins bed) with their own bath with shower (2), a small mezzanine with two single beds over the living room ideal for children 5/13 , a sitting room including a kitchen corner and a large furnished patio with canes canopy and creepers(9x9 mt.) and a garden (9x9 mt.). All rooms have been equipped with air conditioning units (hot and cold air).

For rental conditions, included services and facilities see the Rental agreement or ask to the owner.

  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • pets considered
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Gabriele (Owner)
Member since: 2002
Speaks: english, french, italian

About Gabriele

I love Sicily

Why Gabriele chose Taormina & Surroundings

Ideal for country lovers, amazing garden and pool, lemons, oranges, olive trees and flowers. Close to Taormina and to the beach. Spectacular view of Etna.

What makes this cottage 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.


Excellent! 4.7/5 -
(14 traveler reviews)
average rating of 4.714286 based on 14 reviews
Cranleigh, Surrey, UK

Dream Holiday

  • 5 of 5

I have to say that this place is FANTASTIC!!!! Superb location and awesome scenery with a great garden and pool where you can relax. Everything is just perfect and we had the best holiday ever and ran out of superlatives by day 2 ! We will no doubt return again one day.


  • Submitted: Sep 7, 2008
  • Stayed: Aug 2008
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: This is the best answer to all efforts displayed in order to maintain every day the high standard of the property ! Many thanks Gabriele
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A beautiful hideaway with great views of Mt Etna

  • 5 of 5

We spent two weeks in Polifemo this summer. It is part of a small complex of well appointed holiday homes situated in beautiful grounds, all with shared access to a large swimming pool. The property was very much as we expected from the listing description, if not better. It was very clean and well-maintained. We received a lot of helpful advice on arrival from Monica with useful recommendations on where to go, local supermarkets and good local restaurants. Both Gabriele, the owner, and Monica were extremely helpful to us when our rental car got a flat tyre, directing us to a local tyre bay and helping us to change the wheel. The customer service throughout was outstanding. I would certainly recommend this property to a friend, relative or anyone else who would listen to me. In terms of local attractions, this property is well placed for anyone wishing to explore Messina, Taormina and North East Sicily as well as Mount Etna, Catania and Siracusa. Our favourite things to do locally were the cable car up Mount Etna, the cool waters of the Alcantara gorge, the beautiful Greek/Roman theatre in Taormina and the fabulous and historic city of Siracusa. The restaurants nearby were wonderful and we didn't have a disappointing meal the whole time we were there. Two particular favourites were Paradise near Gaggi and Al Giardino just outside the gate of the Taormina Giardino Pubblico. We liked the food and service so much, we went twice. Thankyou Monica and Gabriele for an absolutely fabulous holiday.

  • Submitted: Aug 23, 2015
  • Stayed: Jul 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: So many thanks for the wonderful review with so many useful infos.
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Lovely secluded villa

  • 5 of 5

We stayed in villa Lunasole which was perfect for two families (four adults and two young children). The villa was clean, simple and well laid out. The kitchen had everything you need and we ate our meals on the veranda. The pool area is lovely with views of mount Etna, beautiful flowers surrounding it, sun loungers & comfy chairs, toilets and even a little playground which kept our 2 and 4 year olds happy as did the lizards darting around. Communication during booking was prompt and easy and Monica, who met us on arrival, is a lovely lady. She gave us lots of info on the local area and even drove with us to a supermarket open on Sunday evening when we arrived. She was on call but unobtrusive throughout our stay and really helped us feel at home. Thank you Monica! Taormina is an easy drive along the beautiful coast road as are the more local restaraunts, shops and gelaterias of Giardini Naxos. For us this was a perfect place - affordable and within reach of Taormina and other places but peaceful and well equipped so that we could also spend days by the pool without leaving the estate. And the kids loved it too.

  • Submitted: Jun 13, 2015
  • Stayed: May 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hello Dear really hope to see you and your family back soon ! Many Thanks
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Great holiday home in a beautiful area

  • 5 of 5

We stayed at Polifemo, with 2 bedrooms and 2 bathrooms. We were with 2 adults and one 4-year-old boy. Very nice, well kept holiday home. Table and chairs for outside, to enjoy your dinners in the Sicilian evening. Superb location of the swimming pool in a beautiful garden, with views on mountains and Etna. Our son was so delighted when he first saw the pool and the cottage. Great location to start your trips in Sicily. And last but not least, very helpful and kind host (Monica) and owner.

  • Submitted: Oct 29, 2014
  • Stayed: Oct 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
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truly amazing property and atmosphere

  • 5 of 5

We have stayed at Lunasole, it was truly wonderful, we had a great time. Everything was perfect: the accomodation, scenery, the pool and especially the atmosphere. Our special thanks go to Monika (appointed contact person) who is a great person and was very helpfull in solving our various querries. Marek and family, Czech Republic

  • Submitted: Sep 12, 2014
  • Stayed: Aug 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Many thanks for the wonderful review
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Beautiful setting for a relaxing holiday

  • 5 of 5

Le Case del Principe is a beautiful setting for a family holiday in Sicily. We spent two weeks in the Trinacria cottage which is a cosy holiday home for a small family (three of us). The cottages are in beautiful grounds with a large pool and large sunbathing area. The views of Etna are spectacular, especially at night.

The guests in the neighbouring cottages were very friendly. The cottages are expertly managed by Monica, who was enormously helpful throughout the stay, and are very clean and well maintained. One thing to note is that the ceiling on the mezzanine level is very low but is fine for children. A super place!

  • Submitted: Aug 18, 2014
  • Stayed: Jul 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Many thanks hope to see you again in the beautiful property Gabriele
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Nearest Airport
45 Kilometres
Nearest Ferry
20 Kilometres
Nearest Train
6 Kilometres
Nearest Beach
2 Kilometres
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)


Rates & Availability

Chianchitta Trappitello Cottage Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Top 2016
Jul 17 2016 - Aug 27 2016
7 night minimum stay
Autumn 2016
Aug 28 2016 - Nov 5 2016
7 night minimum stay
Low 2016
Nov 6 2016 - Dec 17 2016
7 night minimum stay
Christmas-New year
Dec 18 2016 - Jan 7 2017
7 night minimum stay
Low 2017
Jan 8 2017 - Apr 14 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
Medium 2017
Apr 15 2017 - May 19 2017
7 night minimum stay
High 2017
May 20 2017 - Jul 8 2017
7 night minimum stay
Top 2017
Jul 9 2017 - Sep 2 2017
7 night minimum stay
High 2017
Sep 3 2017 - Sep 30 2017
7 night minimum stay
Medium 2017
Oct 1 2017 - Nov 4 2017
7 night minimum stay
Low 2017
Nov 5 2017 - Dec 15 2017
7 night minimum stay
Medium 2017
Dec 16 2017 - Jan 6 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 $170
Tax Rate 10.0%
Stay tax €1 per night, per person. This amount will be due to the owner upon arrival. Does not apply to children under 13 years.

For payments, rental conditions, included services, facilities and extras see the Rental agreement or ask to the owner

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
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Taormina & Surroundings Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 75 m²
Location Type:
  • Near The Ocean
  • Rural
  • Family
  • Farm Holidays
  • Air Conditioning
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking
  • Sunbed
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Wireless Internet
  • 2 Ring Stove
  • Kitchenette
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom - 1 king
    Bedroom - 1 king
    Bedroom 3 - 2 twin/ single , mezzanine
  • 2 doubles, 2 children's beds
  • Books
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Terrace
  • 4 garden chairs
  • 7 beach chairs
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • pets considered
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool
  • Outdoor Pool
  • bay/sound
  • live theater
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • volcano
  • waterfalls
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • horseback riding
  • scenic drives
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • Babysitter
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • golf
  • mountain biking
  • mountaineering
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing

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