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

16 Reviews
Bedrooms 2
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 7 nights

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Taormina Cottage Rental Photos and Description

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

The cottage Luna-Polifemo and Trinacria derive from the refurbishment of an old farmstead located in the stunning countryside of Taormina and more precisely in a family estate producing oranges, lemons, olive oil and wine.

The cottage LUNA is equipped for max 6 pax (4 adults and 2 children) and consists of 2 double bedrooms with their own bath with shower, a kitchen-dining-living room with a small mezzanine with 2 beds for children 5/13, an exclusive gazebo with cane covering and creepers ideal to stay al fresco or have meals.

Max 4 adults + 2 children (5-13 years).

The cottage POLIFEMO is equipped for max 6 pax (4 adults and 2 children) and consists of 2 double bedrooms with their own bath with shower, a living room with a kitchinette and a small mezzanine with 2 beds for children 5/13, an exclusive gazebo with cane covering and creepers ideal to stay al fresco or have meals. Max 4 adults + 2 children (5-13 years).

The cottage TRINACRIA is equipped for max 4 pax (2 adults and 2 children) and consists of 1 double bedroom with his own bath with shower, a kitchen-dining-living room with a small mezzanine with 2 beds for children 5/13, an exclusive gazebo with cane covering and creepers ideal to stay al fresco or have meals.

Max 2 adults + 2 children (5-13 years).

The 3 houses share a mature lush extended garden and a big pool area with solarium in the lemongrove. The large garden and pool area preserve the privacy of guests.

Changeover day preference : Saturday (other dates must be agreed by the owner).

Services and facilities included in the price: weekly linen and towels, shaded parking area , communal swimming pool,wifi, communal washing machine.

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 very safe and serene ideal for countrylovers. The nearest airport is Catania (Fontanarossa) distant about 60 kms from the property. The car is essential (Sicily is a very big island). Restaurants and shops are distant between 10/15 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, Valley of Alcantara, Savoca (the village where the Godfather was filmed...)

A dream place for a dream holiday.

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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

Member since: 2002
Speaks: english, french, italian
Response time:
Within a few days
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Calendar last updated:
October 19, 2016
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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.


based on 16 traveler reviews

average rating of 4.625 based on 16 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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Peaceful cottages with lovely pool/Etna views

  • 5 of 5

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.

  • Submitted: Sep 9, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Many Thanks for your detailed useful review !
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Lovely location just a shame palifemo apartment is run down and expensive air conditioning

  • 3 of 5

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!

  • Submitted: Aug 21, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: 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
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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
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Nearest Airport
60 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

Taormina Cottage Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Autumn 2016
Sep 25 2016 - Nov 5 2016
7 night minimum stay
Low 2016
Nov 6 2016 - Dec 17 2016
7 night minimum stay
Christmas-New year 2016-2017
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
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
Top 2017
Jul 9 2017 - Sep 2 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
September 2017
Sep 3 2017 - Sep 30 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
Autumn 2017
Oct 1 2017 - Nov 4 2017
7 night minimum stay
Low 2017
Nov 5 2017 - Dec 15 2017
7 night minimum stay
Christmas-New year 2017-2018
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 $164
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 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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