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

Overview

Property

Updated: 07-Dec-2016
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.

More Details

Details for holiday cottage Polyphemus, 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6, 2 Bathrooms

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.

  • Sleeps 6
  • 2 Bedrooms
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Parking
  • Garden
  • Swimming pool
  • Barbecue
  • Pets considered
  • Internet
  • Towels provided
  • Linens provided
  • Accept Credit Cards
  • Bookable online

Top Traveller Review

About the Owner

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16 Reviews

4.6
based on 16 holidaymaker reviews

Cranleigh, Surrey, UK
5

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.

Mark

  • Review Submitted: Sep 7, 2008
  • Date of Stay: 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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5

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.

  • Review Submitted: Sep 9, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Many Thanks for your detailed useful review !
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3

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!

  • Review Submitted: Aug 21, 2016
  • Date of Stay: 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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5

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.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 23, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: So many thanks for the wonderful review with so many useful infos.
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5

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.

  • Review Submitted: Jun 13, 2015
  • Date of Stay: 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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5

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.

  • Review Submitted: Oct 29, 2014
  • Date of Stay: Oct 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: HELLO THANKS FOR THE WONDERFUL REVIEW !
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Location

From the Owner

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.

Activity and Interests

Nearest Airport : Catania at 60 Kilometres Nearest Ferry : Riposto at 20 Kilometres Nearest Train : Taormina at 6 Kilometres Nearest Beach : at 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)

Prices and Availability

Rental rates

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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
 
Low 2016
6 Nov 2016 - 17 Dec 2016
7 night minimum stay
£754
for 7 nights
£754
 
 
Christmas-New year 2016-2017
18 Dec 2016 - 7 Jan 2017
7 night minimum stay
£921
for 7 nights
£921
 
 
Low 2017
8 Jan 2017 - 14 Apr 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
£754
for 7 nights
£754
 
 
Medium 2017
15 Apr 2017 - 19 May 2017
7 night minimum stay
£1,005
for 7 nights
£1,005
 
 
High 2017
20 May 2017 - 8 Jul 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
£1,256
for 7 nights
£1,256
 
 
Top 2017
9 Jul 2017 - 2 Sep 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
£1,423
for 7 nights
£1,423
 
 
September 2017
3 Sep 2017 - 30 Sep 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
£1,256
for 7 nights
£1,256
 
 
Autumn 2017
1 Oct 2017 - 4 Nov 2017
7 night minimum stay
£1,005
for 7 nights
£1,005
 
 
Low 2017
5 Nov 2017 - 15 Dec 2017
7 night minimum stay
£754
for 7 nights
£754
 
 
Christmas-New year 2017-2018
16 Dec 2017 - 6 Jan 2018
7 night minimum stay
£1,005
for 7 nights
£1,005
 
 
My Standard Rate
7 night minimum stay
£837
for 7 nights
£837
 

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Refundable Damage Deposit £126
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 for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.
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Facilities

From the Owner

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.

Property Type

  • cottage

Theme

  • Family
  • Farm Holidays

General

  • Air Conditioning
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking
  • Sunbed
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Wireless Internet

Kitchen

  • 2 Ring Stove
  • Kitchenette
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator

Dining

  • Dining Area

Entertainment

  • Books
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television

Pool / Spa

  • Communal Pool
  • Outdoor Pool

Suitability

  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • pets considered
  • wheelchair inaccessible

Location Type

  • near the sea
  • rural

Attractions

  • bay
  • live theatre
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • volcano
  • waterfalls
  • winery tours

Leisure Activities

  • horse 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

Floor Area

  • 75 m²

Bathrooms

  • Bathroom - Bath with Shower
  • Bathroom 2 - Bath with Shower

Bedrooms

  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed
  • Bedroom - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed
  • Bedroom 3 - 2 Single Bed, mezzanine
  • 2 doubles, 2 children's beds

Outside

  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • Terrace
  • 4 garden chairs
  • 7 deck chairs

Meals

  • Self-catering

Learn more about this holiday rental at the owner's website

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