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ANTICA DIMORA GRIMAUDO 4 sleeps, Exclusivity Emma Villas, Offices open 7/7 days

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Updated: 15-Mar-2017
  • Sleeps 4
  • 2 Bedrooms
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Parking
  • Swimming pool
  • Barbecue
  • Pets considered
  • Internet
  • Dish washer
  • Washing machine
  • Towels provided
  • Linens provided
  • Accept Credit Cards
  • Bookable online

About the property

Sleeps 4. Bedrooms: 2. Bathrooms: 2

- The EUROP ASSISTANCE INSURANCE TO COVER CANCELLATION penalties (from the time of the reservation to the beginning of the stay) will be INCLUDED IN THE FINAL PRICE.

- The EMMA VILLAS STAFF will be at your complete disposal for ensuring you a care-free holiday.



- PROFESSIONAL CONTROLLERS who PERIODICALLY CHECK THE VILLAS and ensure the quality standards presented on EmmaVillas.com.


PRIVATE STRUCTURE. On the tip of the promontory of Castelmola, overlooking Mount Etna and eastern Sicily with its old cities, its natural beauty and the crystal-clear blue sea of the splendid Sicilian coast, very close to Taormina and surrounded by a green, luxuriant park of 20 hectares with more than 6000 species of plants, stands the Antica Dimora Grimaudo (old Grimaudo residence), a villa which still breathes the atmosphere of past splendours and which, today, is provided with all mod cons. The villa consists of a large portico where you can enjoy meals in the open air, sipping the best wines of the area, and with lots of space to relax, listening to the sounds of nature or admiring unforgettable sunsets. The swimming pool, just a few paces from the house, is perfect for those wanting to swim or to soak up the sun while reading a good book by the pool. The strategic position of the house allows you to get to beautiful Taormina or to the famous beaches of the Giardini Naxos in about 10/15 minutes.


The house is on one level and the rooms are furnished with period furniture of the highest quality, creating a warm and welcoming atmosphere. The entrance from the portico leads into a tastefully decorated living room with working fireplace, connected to the built-in, fitted kitchen. The sleeping area is separated from the living area by a corridor with 2 steps which leads to the main bathroom with a large shower and to two spacious and bright double bedrooms, one with en-suite bathroom with shower. Both rooms have a private veranda.


The immense park, crossed by paths perfect for going for long walks, surrounded by nature, where you can admire more than 6000 different species of plants such as centuries-old olive trees, cypresses, oaks, sorb trees, mimosas and eucalyptus and sit on the many benches placed along the paths and admire the unique panorama. Walking in the park, the views change from that of Mount Etna to that of the beautiful Taormina coast.

Swimming Pool

The beautiful rectangular swimming pool, measuring 10 x 7 m, with a depth of 1,40 m and lined in PVC, is about 30 m from the house, on a higher level, and is reached along two flights of steps. Entrance to the water is by ladder and it has chlorine purification. On the hottest days you can cool off in the water or soak up the sun in the exclusive tranquillity of this home. In addition, the pool has a large solarium area, paved on one side and with lawn on the other, with sunbeds for relaxing or reading a good book. The pool is equipped with lighting both internally and externally and is open from the first Saturday in May until the last Saturday of September.

Emma Villas reminds that, the herein contained information and any possible updates, are to be attested on emmavillas.com

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15 March, 2017

2 Reviews

3.5/5 -
(2 traveller reviews)


Wonderful vacation! Lovely villa!

  • 5 of 5

We spent a wonderful vacation in this lovely property! I would like to recommend it to everyone. The Emma Villas assistance was perfect!

  • Review Submitted: Nov 14, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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This should have been a 5 star but failed miserably on important points

  • 2 of 5

I found this villa on VRBO and the contact was Emma Villas, a management company. Because my husband and I were traveling with another couple, I was very concerned about privacy and questioned Emma Villas in several emails about the privacy in the villa for two couples. In addition, since my husband and I had to stay connected to business, I also questioned Emma Villas about the internet connection, though the Villa was advertised as having Wifi. I was assured that the villa was the right selection for two couples and that Wifi was available. It was only when we arrived that we discovered that one of the two bedrooms had no door and that Wifi was really a mobile connection which plain and simple did not work. The lack of a door was partially corrected by the owners who hung a curtain, which provided some sight blockage but nothing for sound or light. There was not even a partial solution for the lack of Wifi. In addition, the villa is accessed via a steep, narrow and windy mountain road, largely dirt and gravel, with no guard rails, so going into town to use internet hot spots was something we only did once a day, and only during daylight hours. Yes, the villa is kept nicely, the grounds are beautiful and the view is spectacular; but had we been advised of the lack of privacy and the lack of Wifi, we would not have chosen this accommodation. We were told by the owners as we left that they were going to build a door for the one bedroom (the bedrooms face each other) and that the area was putting in a new internet system, but that will not erase the inconveniences, discomfort and problems we encountered as neither solution was available for our stay. Emma Villas was notified of our issues from the first day of our arrival, and have done nothing to make us feel that we were valued rentals guests. They have now stopped communicating with me. Guess their motto is take the money and walk away from the issues. The owners did attempt to make us feel welcome and they were nice people, but the issues were serious ones for us and their solution on the missing door was not adequate. There was nothing they could offer us regarding the lack of Wifi. It's a shame as there was so much to like about the villa, but honesty was the key here and we did not find it with the management company.

  • Review Submitted: Jul 13, 2014
  • Date of Stay: May 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Activity and Interests

Nearest Airport : Catania Fontana Rossa at 69 Kilometres Nearest Barpub : Castelmola at 7 Kilometres Nearest Ferry : Taormina-Giardini at 8 Kilometres Nearest Train : Taormina-Giardini at 8 Kilometres Nearest Motorway : A18 Giardini Naxos at 10 Kilometres Nearest Restaurant : Castelmola at 7 Kilometres Nearest Beach : Giardini Naxos at 9 Kilometres Car: necessary


The old residence of Grimaudo is situated in a strategic position for those wishing to combine hill and sea. In fact, you can visit all the villages at the foot of Mount Etna in about half an hour by car or make an excursion on the famous volcano itself, perhaps stopping on the way at Bronte to taste the famous pistachio, or spend days on the nearby beaches of the Giardini Naxos (9 km) or Letojanni (14 km), and in the evening you can stroll through the typical streets of Taormina (9 km). In addition, just over 50 km away, you can visit Aci Trezza, the town in the province of Catania where the famous author, Giovanni Verga, used to live.

Airports: Catania Fontana Rossa 69 km

Train Station: Taormina-Giardini 8 km

Highway: A18 Giardini Naxos 10 km

Attractions within 100 km: Giardini Naxos 9 km, Taormina 13 km, Letojanni 14 km, Etna 60 km

Services and shops: Castelmola 7 km

Beach: Giardini Naxos 9 km

Access road: Unpaved road and dimly lit, fairly steep and narrow. night arrivals and sportive cars are not advised.

Prices and Availability

Rental rates

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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
8 Jan 2017 - 28 Apr 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
29 Apr 2017 - 26 May 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
27 May 2017 - 30 Jun 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
1 Jul 2017 - 26 Aug 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
27 Aug 2017 - 30 Sep 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
1 Oct 2017 - 15 Dec 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
16 Dec 2017 - 6 Jan 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Tax Rate 5.9%

- To be paid at the time of booking: 25% as DEPOSIT (non-refundable) calculated on the listed price;
- To be paid within 60 days prior to the beginning of lease: 75% as BALANCE to be paid by bank transfer or credit card.

5,9% Emma Villas Commissions INCLUDED in the final price of the reservation: this includes costs for opening and management of the practice, customer assistance service 7 days per week, agency commission, EUROP ASSISTANCE POLICY to cover penalties in case of cancellation of the stay).

At your arrival will be requested (by the property owner) the damage deposit (totally refundable in case of no damages at the end of the stay).
Damage Deposit: 300,00€

Manager's Cancellation Policy

  • Cancelled bookings will not receive a refund.
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Updated: 15-Mar-2017


Property Type

  • villa


  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Holiday Complex
  • Luxury
  • Romantic
  • Rustic
  • Spa
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions


  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Fireplace
  • Fitness Room / Equipment
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine


  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob


  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining
  • Dining Area


  • Books ...
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television

Pool / Spa

  • Private Pool ...

Onsite Services

  • Car Available
  • Chauffeur
  • Housekeeping
  • Massage
  • Private Chef
  • Staff


  • Groups
  • Singles
  • children welcome
  • pets considered ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible

Location Type

  • beach
  • mountain
  • near the sea
  • rural
  • town
  • village


  • autumn foliage
  • bay
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • library
  • live theatre
  • museums
  • naturist beach
  • recreation centre
  • restaurants
  • water parks
  • winery tours

Leisure Activities

  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • horse riding
  • outlet shopping
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
  • medical services

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • mountain biking
  • sailing
  • bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water tubing


  • Bathroom 1 - Shower Enclosure
  • Bathroom 2 - Shower Enclosure
  • 2 with shower


  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Double Bed
  • Bedroom 2 - 1 Double Bed
  • 2 doubles


  • Outdoor Furniture
  • Barbecue ...
  • Veranda
  • Porch Furniture
  • Yard


  • Self-catering


  • Plug adaters, fans, baby cot; Fenced: dry-stone wall Height above sea level: 550 m; Suitable for elderly. Fenced: dry-stone wall Height above sea level: 550 m

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