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Exclusive Villa with pool, stunning sea and Etna view near Catania/Taormina

Bedrooms 4
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 7 nights
Popular Features
  • Barbecue
  • Free Wifi
  • Washing Machine
  • Private Pool
  • Hot Tub
  • Air Conditioning
  • Parking


About the property

Immerse yourself in an aristocratic Sicilian Villa... Enjoy the view of an expansive citrus nursery, let the 252 days/year Sicilian sun kiss your skin on a large terrace with Etna volcano to your right and the Mediterranean sea to your left, enjoy the shade in the English garden while kids and friends play by the fun private pool and BBQ area, let the hot Jacuzzi bubbles massage your senses, opt to dine typical Italian cuisine served by the groundskeepers in the cozy and spacious traditionally Sicilian furnished home, and explore all of Sicily thanks to the strategic 10 min distance from highway. Whatever your desires, the Villa is the best exclusive space for your unforgettable holiday with your friends and family!

EXTRA INFORMATION ABOUT THE VILLA: This exclusive former aristocratic property is a recently renovated Villa that hosted a winery. Nowadays, the property is immersed in a 10,000 square-metre citrus grove and plant nursery. Catania has the most hours of sunshine of ANY city in Europe, making our Villa an ideal destination all year, where to enjoy lovely Spring, Summer and Autumn days. Located near Riposto, the property is 30 minutes drive from Taormina and Catania and only 1 km from a lovely pebble beach. The property exclusively available to the renters is endowed with a private swimming pool, a garden, a beautiful terrace, 4 big en suite bedrooms and sea-facing kitchen and living room.

The tall lofty trees provide plenty of shade for relaxing in on hot days or you can cool off in the swimming pool if you prefer. By the pool there's a dressing room and bathroom too. Another corner of the garden houses a large stone patio with dining table, table tennis, BBQ and a fridge. An external staircase leads to the first floor where the spacious interior consists of a kitchen, dining table and a sofa corner with comfy couches and armchairs and an adjoining terrace with great views of the sea and Etna beyond, a gazebo and dining table. Three double bedrooms with ensuite bathrooms and a small toilet are on this floor too. A spiral staircase leads up to a loft, where there's a large child-friendly bedroom with three single beds and a bathroom. On the ground floor – with a separate entrance – are the housekeeper's apartments who take care of the garden and can provide 24/7 assistance in case of need. Next to these are the storerooms and the old winery ("palmento")- no longer in use, it serves as a "private museum" on the past of Sicily.

The villa is exclusively to the usage of the renters, including all its premises (the garden, the swimming pool, the patio, the terrace and all the internal area).

We will be available to give tips on the area, trips and other services.

The house is easily accessible from the main Sicilian highway (Messina-Catania), exit Giarre or Acireale. It is an approx. 30 minutes drive to Taormina, Catania, Mt. Etna and not far from other popular destinations including Acitrezza, Alcantara, Aeolian Islands' departure port, Agrigento, Siracusa, Ragusa, and the paradisiac beaches of the South East of Sicily.

The villa is available for rental on a weekly basis.

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Speaks English, Spanish, Italian
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Calendar last updated:
21 June, 2018


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday villa in Riposto in Province of Catania

Property Type:
  • villa
  • Catering available
  • Breakfast - Booking Possible
  • Lunch - Booking Possible
  • Dinner - Booking Possible
  • Housekeeper Included
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 16:00 / Check-out: 10:00
  • Max. occupancy: 9
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • beach
  • mountain
  • near the sea
  • Ocean View
  • Oceanfront
  • resort
  • rural
  • town
  • village
  • waterfront
  • Air Conditioning
  • Garage
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Free Wifi
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 15 people
  • 5 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
    Bathroom 3 -
    Bathroom 4 -
    Bathroom 5 -
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 9
  • Every bedroom is spacious, bright, overlooking the sea or Etna and fresh with A/C and fans. All rooms are en-suite with private bathroom. 4th bedroom is a loft with 3 double beds and 1 sofa bed (1 person per bed), all other 3 bedrooms are king size beds (2 persons per bed).
  • Books
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Balcony
  • Terrace
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • limited accessibility
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub ...
  • Private Pool
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • forests
  • library
  • live theatre
  • museums
  • rain forests
  • reefs
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • volcano
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • eco tourism
  • outlet shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • equestrian events
  • golf
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • diving
  • swimming


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(12 traveller reviews)

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Exclusive Villa with pool, stunning sea and Etna view near Catania/Taormina
average rating of 4.8333335 based on 12 reviews
Wassenaar, The Netherlands

Incredible property surronded by lemon trees with fantastic views both of the sea and Mt. Etna.

  • 5 of 5

The villa is located in Riposto, a short 30-minute drive north from Catania airport. Nestled among lemon trees the villa has a stunning view of the sea in the front and Mt. Etna in the back. We were a party of 7 (3 adults and 4 children between the ages of 11 and 5) and everyone had an amazing time. The villa is kept in wonderful condition in a large part to the caretakers who have separate living quarters on the property and do a brilliant job with the landscaping and care of the property. We were there in late April and the smell of lilac, honey suckle, and lemon trees permeated the air. Even though it was early in the season the kids made use of the large and beautiful swimming pool. The Villa was spacious, airy, and immaculately clean. The bedrooms were all of a good size and the kids loved the top bedroom with the loft beds under the eaves. All the bedrooms had bathrooms attached and all were spacious and accommodating. With lovely spring weather most days we were there, we made most use of the large terrace which had sunlight all through the day. The caretaker can also be hired to cook dinner and you have a choice of 8 menus. We took advantage on two occasions and we were delighted with the home cooked, local Sicilian dishes. Even my more finicky kids devoured everything. If going out to eat, don't miss La Spiga, which is about 15 minutes away and has great service, excellent food at reasonable prices. The location of the villa is great for visiting anywhere on the East Coast. We could be in Taormina in 25 minutes and it was about an hour and 20 minutes to Siracusa. What really made the week special was the care and attention of the family that owns the property. They thought of everything to ensure a memorable vacation for my family. They were warm, friendly, and sincere. Communication was easy both before and during our stay. We're already contemplating a return trip.

  • Review Submitted: 23-Apr-2017
  • Date of Stay: April 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you David for the feedback! We are glad to hear you found the house large, comfortable and well located for you to explore Sicily or just to enjoy the smell of lemon trees in the terrace or garden! Great to know that your kids enjoyed both the food and the sunny pool- Spring is an amazing time in the Villa! Thank you for hoping to come back in the future, we were glad to host you- do not hesitate to contact us should you wish to! Best. Francesco
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Good for a large group

  • 3 of 5

This is a large villa that has been updated with modern conveniences like ensuite bathrooms and a functional kitchen with laundry facilities. It has a very nice deck overlooking the sea on one side and Mount Etna on the other. There is a lovely pool area with a hot tub and the grounds are very well maintained with flower pots everywhere and a lemon grove lining the driveway. Most of the bedrooms are a good size and three have king size beds (with extremely firm mattresses and pillows). The beach is a 10 minute walk and local people use it but it is all rock, like most Sicily beaches, and there is a lot of garbage on the road leading to the beach and on the beach as well. The garbage problem is really pervasive throughout the towns we visited unless there is a large tourist market, as in Taormina. The towns near the villa have few attractions. You have to drive to Catania, Mount Etna or Taormina to see things of interest- each is about 40 minutes or more to get to. Visitors should be advised that the villa is very quiet at night but starting in the early morning there is heavy equipment working the fields right next to the property until about 4 pm every day except Sunday. The hosts were very helpful and nice.

  • Review Submitted: 25-May-2018
  • Date of Stay: May 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Lovely rural villa with fantastic views

  • 5 of 5

We had a wonderful week at this villa. It has incredible views of Mount Etna to the west & over the sea to Calabria in the east, beautiful to wake up to on bright mornings. The house itself is spacious and well-equipped with a large terrace and lovely grounds full of lemon & orange trees. It sits in agricultural land, mainly olives & citrus, and there is plenty of bird life - we saw hoopoes & eagles. The local villages have useful shops, a large supermarket & good restaurants. It is a few minutes' drive to the main highway and from there a short journey to the major tourist towns of Taormina and Syracuse.

One feature of the villa is that the owners Francesco & Vera are so friendly and helpful. They provided a generous supply of food and drinks when we arrived, they gave us good advice on where to eat out & they were flexible about our check-out time to make it fit our flights home. The caretakers who live on the ground floor are also helpful - they provide an excellent meal on request.

The volcano itself is unforgettable - you can walk on its slopes, drink Etna wines or just sit out on the villa terrace and watch it changing with the light. It is an extraordinary sight & we have countless photos to prove it.

  • Review Submitted: 06-Apr-2018
  • Date of Stay: March 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Beautiful villa with stunning views

  • 5 of 5

Our group of 6 adults spent a week in late March 2018 at this beautiful villa. Vera and Francesco are courteous and attentive hosts and the villa is well appointed. Situated in a small village but with easy-to-reach stores and restaurants, this villa is perfectly located to explore the area surrounding Mt. Etna and the entire coast from Taormina (a must) to Catania. Upon arrival we were pleasantly surprised to find the kitchen stocked with enough food for breakfast and snacking, allowing us to rest from the journey before we had to venture to the supermarket, a very thoughtful touch.

I would highly recommend this villa for anyone looking to explore the Mt. Etna region.

  • Review Submitted: 02-Apr-2018
  • Date of Stay: March 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Beautiful villa, lovely hosts!

  • 5 of 5

Have just returned from a week in Sicily. The villa is fantastic - spacious, clean, with all amenities provided. The pool is great, and the grounds are beautiful - orange, lemon and fig trees, etc. Vera and Francesco were lovely - they meet us at Giarre and escorted us to the villa. Vera rode with us and pointed out the local shops and restaurants. A car is essential (even for the local shops), but the villa is convenient for trips to, eg, Taormina, Syracuse and Etna. Good local restaurants - especially La Spiga and Le Serre (and Speedy Pizza for a takeaway!).

Overall highly recommended - would love to return for a longer visit!

  • Review Submitted: 28-Aug-2017
  • Date of Stay: August 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Guests, Thank you very much for your kind review! We enjoyed having your family as guests in our Villa and we are glad you are thinking of coming back for a longer visit! We look forward to see you again and wish you a safe return to the UK! All the best. Francesco
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A beautiful villa with a very warm welcome from the owners.

  • 5 of 5

We had a lovely week in this villa. It is spacious and well equipped. We mostly self catered and found the kitchen had everything we needed including a fridge and a cupboard full of food - a really nice touch when you arrive hot and tired and without having managed a food shop on the way. We ate out on the terrace with wonderful views of the sea and Mount Etna. The bedrooms were all big and well appointed with air conditioning which we found very useful at night. In the day the house is quite cool with windows open and fans on.

The villa is up a flight of stairs which wasn't a problem for us but might not be ideal for families with very young children or those with mobility problems.

We were met by the owners at the motorway junction and taken to the villa so there were no problems finding our way. The owners were very welcoming and helpful as was the lady who lives next door and cleans the villa.

The villa sits in generous grounds and the pool is wonderful for cooling down and generally enjoying.

It takes a time to travel around locally but we did enjoy days in Taormina, Catania, Acireale and climbing Mount Etna. The villa is so lovely however it is quite tempting just to stay there!

  • Review Submitted: 20-Jul-2016
  • Date of Stay: July 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Anne! Thank you very much for your very positive review, it was a great a pleasure to have you as our guests. We are happy you appreciated the spaciousness and freshness of the villa, the dinners with a view on Etna and the ocean from the terrace as well as the outdoor pool and garden spaces. We are also glad you found it very conveniently located to travel to Taormina, Catania and Etna as... we agree it can be tempting just to relax in the villa, but you appreciated how much Sicily is worth exploring! Thank you again for being such a lovely guest in the villa, we hope to see you again in the future. Best, Stefano
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Nearest Airport
40 Kilometres
Catania Airport
Nearest Motorway
5 Kilometres
Messina - Catania A18 (Main Highway, Exit Giarre)
Nearest Beach
0.8 Kilometres
Praiola (pebble beach)
Car: necessary


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday villa in Riposto, Sicily

Rental Basis:
per property
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
High Season
16 Jun 2018 - 31 Aug 2018
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Medium Season - 2
1 Sep 2018 - 21 Sep 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
The Last 2018 Week
24 Oct 2018 - 3 Nov 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Low Season 1
2 Mar 2019 - 19 Apr 2019
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Medium Season 1
20 Apr 2019 - 21 Jun 2019
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
High Season 1
22 Jun 2019 - 12 Jul 2019
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
V. High Season
13 Jul 2019 - 23 Aug 2019
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
High Season 2
24 Aug 2019 - 13 Sep 2019
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Medium Season 2
14 Sep 2019 - 18 Oct 2019
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Low Season 2
19 Oct 2019 - 2 Nov 2019
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
My Standard Rate
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Refundable Damage Deposit £350.59

A cleaning service fee of € 150 per every week of stay has to be paid on site. This is the only extra fee not included in the price.

Guests who want to stay more than 7 nights in the period from the 17th of June to the 1st of September (High Season), we only let the Villa in multiples of 7 nights from Saturday to Saturday: e.g. 1 week, 2 weeks, 3 weeks, 4 weeks (7, 14, 21, 28 nights etc...) always with check-in day on Saturday and check out day on Saturday. We will not accept partial weeks bookings for the period (e.g. 10 days, 16 days), for example with check in on Saturday and check out on Wednesday."

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.
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