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Villa in Taormina countryside with stunning view to the sea & the Mount Etna

Sleeps9
Bedrooms 5
Bathrooms4
Space 6,458 sq. ft.
Property type chateau / country house
Minimum Stay 7 nights

Overview

About the property

5 bedrooms for 9 persons , private swimming pool

The spacious sitting/dining room with its ornate fireplace and traditional furnishings lead onto the oval terrace. Pine trees surround the terrace on which there is a working stone font - the ideal setting for an evening aperitif watching the flaming Etna volcano as well as dinner on those balmy evenings. The bedrooms are all simply but comfortably and colourfully decorated with shutters leading out onto the front garden. Alternatively, when the Sicilian sun becomes too overbearing one can cool off in the large pool behind the house. Palm, avocado and olive trees around the pool provide some shade over parts of the terrace where again some stunning views to the sea and the Mount Etna can be appreciated. We believe lovers of Sicily and also those new to the many fascinations of this island will love the opportunity to stay in this traditional classic home within such easy access of so many popular destination.


Owner
Valeria
Member since: 2011
Speaks: english, french, italian
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
June 23, 2017

Guestbook comments from the owner

My family of 4 and I usually go on holiday to places with cooler climates like Wales,Ireland and Scotland to visit friends and family or Austria for holidays, but this year we decided to do something different and go to Sicily. We definitely were not disappointed, the house we stayed in was almost like a palace, with lots of elegant paintings, a big marble staircase and a terrace with one of the best views we have ever seen. The weather was perfect, much warmer than in the UK, but we never got too hot thanks to the large swimming pool we had all to ourselves! There were also some very comfortable chairs round the pool for us to sunbathe in and an umbrella for shade in case it got too hot. The maid was very kind and helpful, always leaving the house clean and tidy so that we had more time to visit the Etna and the beautiful town of Taormina. Our trip up Etna was the adventure of our lives, the children (aged 8 and 10) loved feeling the warm rocks, digging just a few cm to find snow in August and running down the volcano at the end and our guide was friendly and knowledgeable. Our trip to Taormina was also a great success, there were lots of Italian shops where we bought souvenirs and and cafes in which we tasted an Italian type of ice cream called a granita which we had never seen before! We also had a fantastic time at the seaside, there are so many different beach resorts that we went to a different one everyday. Our favourite was called 'Isola Bella' which means beautiful Island in Sicily. This resort is about 200m away from a lovely little island surrounded by beautiful fish. Our youngest child even found a bright red starfish! We had a spectacular stay in Sicily which we will never forget. I would strongly recommend this holiday to anybody.
Aug 2012
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Amenities

Taormina Chateau / Country House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • chateau / country house (terraced)
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Housekeeping:
  • Housekeeper Included
Floor Area:
  • 6458 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 9 ...
  • Min. age of primary renter: 25
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets considered ...
Location Type:
  • Near The Ocean
  • Rural
  • Village
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Sports & Activities
General:
  • Air Conditioning
  • Basic Soaps
  • Fireplace
  • Firewood
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking
  • Shampoo
  • Thermos Bottle
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
Kitchen:
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 9 people
Bathrooms:
  • 4 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower , bidet
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower , bidet
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , combination tub/shower , bidet
    Bathroom 4 - toilet , combination tub/shower , bidet
Bedrooms:
  • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 9
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 3 - 1 king
    Bedroom 4 - 2 twin/ single
    Bedroom 5 - 2 twin/ single
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • VCR
Outside:
  • Balcony
  • Beach Towels
  • Bicycles ...
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Terrace
  • 9 garden chairs
  • 9 beach chairs
Pool / Spa:
  • Outdoor Pool
  • Private Pool
Onsite Services:
  • Housekeeper
Attractions:
  • arboretum
  • bay/sound
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • live theater
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • volcano
  • water parks
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • outlet shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • golf privileges optional
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • ski lift privileges
  • skiing
  • snorkeling
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing

Reviews

Excellent! 4.7/5 -
(22 traveler reviews)

Villa in Taormina countryside with stunning view to the sea & the Mount Etna
average rating of 4.7272725 based on 25 reviews
5

A great place for a marvelous holiday

  • 5 of 5

The villa is on a hillside with a secluded garden in a private estate and surrounded by fields and terraces of oranges. The pool area is great and we spent loads of time there. The house is spacious and delightful. Decorated tastefully in a shabby chic way. The bathrooms work but are functional rather than modern and having an evening barbecue on the spacious terrace with Mt Etna as backdrop is stunning. We used the cooking service twice and had good meals. I would definitely recommend this property. We were only 6 adults, if you were 10 it would be fine but the kitchen might be a bit busy and there would be some bathroom sharing but the sitting room and dining area and terrace are huge. As is the pool area. We had a marvelous time

  • Submitted: Jun 4, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Anne Thank you for your careful review!! I am very happy that you and your family had nice time in my villa. I would just like to point out something very important to those who read that, since it is an ancient residence, the villa can accommodate up to 9 guests, including babies, even if there are 5 bedrooms. In the house there are 4 working bathrooms that can comfortably serve for that maximum number of people. For this reason we do not accept requests for groups of 10 or more people.
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5

Elegant traditional house, with lovely pool and magnificent view of Mount Etna and the sea.

  • 5 of 5

The house is absolutely beautiful, with high ceilings and grand proportions, elegantly furnished.

It is a charming historic country property, with all the quirks that entails, it's not the place if you are looking for 21st century contemporary luxury.

We loved it, and would highly recommend it.

The house was clean and tidy, the grounds well maintained..

There was plenty of hot water, and the swimming pool was beautiful.

It's about a 10/20 minute drive from busy Taormina, so perfect for visiting, but lovely to come back to the peaceful oasis of the villa.

  • Submitted: Oct 8, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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5

Stunning Family Villa

  • 5 of 5

Simply wonderful villa in stunning location, yet still handy for visits to Taormina, Beaches etc.

Highly recommended

  • Submitted: Sep 29, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

Lampedusian dream

  • 5 of 5

We were almost tempted not to write a review, simply to keep this secret to ourselves. Understated Aristocratic charm , perfect setting and stunning views.

We have stayed at many villas around the world, but this was the most hypnotic of them all.

We will definitely be back...Valeria..thank you, Victor

  • Submitted: Aug 23, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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5

A stunning and characteristic villa

  • 5 of 5

The villa is set in a stunning setting and provides a tranquil and very private space to relax in. Its charming and original features make this a very picturesque home away from home.. The spacious terrace looking towards mount Etna is stunning and was the perfect place to enjoy breakfast and evening meals. The pool area is lovely and we spent many hours sunbathing and having fun in the pool.

We had a wonderful time and would warmly recommend it .

  • Submitted: Aug 19, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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5

Rhe Villa is situated in beautiful countryside. The views from the outside terrace are incredible.

  • 5 of 5

We really enjoyed our week and found Valeria very helpful, she rectified a mix up with the bedding immediately and was very professional throughout. The Villa itself is a beautiful old home full of antiques a real taste of Sicily, very comfortable living area with a fabulous terrace. Everything you need is there the pool area is amazing, beautiful gardens, a real countryside feel to the whole thing.

  • Submitted: Aug 15, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Map

Nearest Airport
35 Kilometres
Catania
Nearest Barpub
1 Kilometres
Trappitello
Nearest Ferry
38 Kilometres
Messina
Nearest Golf
40 Kilometres
Etna North
Nearest Train
4 Kilometres
Taormina
Nearest Motorway
3 Kilometres
Giardini Naxos
Nearest Restaurant
1 Kilometres
Trappitello
Nearest Ski
45 Kilometres
Etna North
Nearest Beach
3 Kilometres
Taormina, Giardini Naxos
Car: recommended

ABOUT TAORMINA

Taormina is one of the most sought after areas in Sicily, and it is easy to understand why. The combination of being on the beach, and at the same time within walking distance (with the help of the cable car) of the centre of Taormina suits many of our guest very well. This area of Sicily has much to offer besides Taormina and the beaches. Apart from the huge attraction of Mount Etna, try visiting some of the lesser known towns and villages on its flanks. You will be in for some pleasant surprises.

ABOUT THE SAMMARTINO ESTATE

Nestled amongst bougainvillea citrus and olive plantations with outstanding views to Mount Etna, this Classic Sicilian home is an ideal base from which to explore the delights of Eastern Sicily. Only twenty minutes from Taormina with its famous amphitheatre and colourful streets and yet hidden away from the outside world, the San Martino Estate provides the opportunity for a very real Sicilian experience. Many of our guests have shown a growing interest in this island which is such a “melting pot” of cultures so we are delighted to offer this location. Having followed the long drive up the hill one finally reaches this princely family home surrounded by lush vegetation. Stepping inside one immediately notices the typically Sicilian nineteenth century furniture and objects d’art. Palm, avocado and olive trees around the pool provide some shade over parts of the terrace where again some stunning views to the sea and the Mount Etna can be appreciated. We believe lovers of Sicily and also those new to the many fascinations of this island will love the opportunity to stay in this traditional classic home within such easy access of so many popular destination.

ABOUT DISTANCES

Catania airport: 35km-22miles-40mins

Palermo airport: 290km-180miles-2hr50

Trapani airport: 370km-231miles-3hr55

Taormina centre: 20 min driving

Nearest beach: 10 min driving

Siracusa: 118km-73miles-1hr20

Mount Etna cable car: 62km-38miles-1hr10

Catania centre: 52km-32miles-45mins

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Rates & Availability

Taormina Chateau / Country House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
EUR
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
Summer low season
Jun 17 2017 - Jun 25 2017
7 night minimum stay
$3,868
 
 
Summer Mid season
Jun 26 2017 - Jul 29 2017
7 night minimum stay
$4,205
 
 
Summer High season
Jul 30 2017 - Sep 1 2017
7 night minimum stay
$4,946
 
 
Summer Mid season
Sep 2 2017 - Sep 30 2017
7 night minimum stay
$3,780
 
 
Endig Summer season
Oct 1 2017 - Oct 29 2017
7 night minimum stay
$3,541
 
 
Low season
Oct 30 2017 - Dec 22 2017
7 night minimum stay
$3,094
 
 
Cristmas
Dec 23 2017 - Jan 7 2018
7 night minimum stay
$4,194
 
 
My Standard Rate
7 night minimum stay
$577
 

Additional information about rental rates

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Refundable damage deposit $544.74

The prices above are referred for groups of max 9 people babies/infants included. It is not allowed in the villa to organize parties or dinners with persons differents than the guests holidaysmaker. The extra services of cooking, the use of the villa and pool are exclusively for the people indicated at the time of reservation. It is possible to organize on demand a dinner or a tea party in another structure which is very close to the villa. The swimming pool is available from mid april to mid october, other periods only on demand paying an extra. In the price is included the cleaning service: 3 hours two days weekly, excluding Saturdays and Sundays. The heating is extra 30/50 euros daily on demand

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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