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Taormina 4 charming unities, country, garden, pool, wifi, close to the beach - Leone

Bedrooms 1
Space 484 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights
Popular Features
  • Barbecue
  • Free Wifi
  • Washing Machine
  • Outdoor Pool
  • Air Conditioning
  • Parking




The smaller houses are named LEONE and TRINACRIA and can accommodate max 2 adults and 2 children each one. Each one consists of : 1 double bedroom, a bath with shower, a sitting room with a kitchen corner and a small mezzanine with 2 beds for children 5/13, an exclusive patio with cane covering and creepers (6x6m.), an exclusive garden (6x6m.).

All rooms are equipped with air conditioning units that can be individually regulated and provide both hot or cold air.

About the property

Princely Cottages-Taormina

The four houses are named Luna-Polifemo- Leone and Trinacria and derive from the refurbishment of an old farmstead located in the stunning countryside of Taormina and more precisely in a princely 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 (2 bathrooms with shower in all), a confortable 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 (2 bathrooms with shower in all), 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 LEONE AND TRINACRIA are equipped for max 4 pax (2 adults and 2 children) and consist each one 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 4 houses share a mature lush extended garden with a big stunning pool area with solarium in the lemongrove. The pool is available from May on.

Changeover day preference : Saturday (other dates must be agreed with 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 country lovers and in the mean time close to the beach, Taormina and shops. 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

Member since: 2002
Premier Partner

This partner has demonstrated and is committed to fast response times, the best rates, and a great guest experience.

Speaks English, French, Italian
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Within a day
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Calendar last updated:
17 June, 2018

About Gabriele

I love Sicily

Why Gabriele chose Taormina

Ideal for country lovers, amazing garden and pool area, lemons, oranges, olive trees and flowers. Close to Taormina and to the beach. Spectacular view of Etna and in the mean time away from it all.

What makes this house 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.

Available Rentals

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Prices can be changed by the owner prior to the booking is done.
Pool available from Easter to October.
Standard services and taxes included in the price :
Vat, weekly full linen and towels (including pool towels), shaded and gated parking area, pool maintainance, wifi, night light in the parking area, 24 h. daily maintainor assistance for any breakage occurring, 24 h. emergency electric generator, check-in and check.out, communal washing machine.
Extras to be paid on the spot: air conditioning/heating daily € 12 (on demand), final cleaning weekly € 50 (obligatory).
All other conditions are listed in the rental agreement.


Accommodation and facilities for Leonein Taormina in Province of Messina

Property Type:
  • house
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 484 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 12:00
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • Max. adults: 2
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets considered ...
Location Type:
  • near the sea
  • resort
  • rural
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Farm Holidays
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Free Wifi
  • 2 Ring Stove
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Kitchenette
  • Microwave ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - Bath with Shower
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed
    Bedroom 2 - 2 Single Bed , mezzanine
  • 1 double, 1 mezzanine with 2 single beds for children 5/15
  • Books
  • Beach Towels
  • Terrace
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • 2 garden chairs
  • 7 deck chairs
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool
  • Outdoor Pool
  • autumn foliage
  • bay
  • caves
  • cinemas
  • duty free shops
  • forests
  • live theatre
  • museums
  • naturist beach
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • theme parks
  • volcano
  • water parks
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • horse riding
  • outlet shopping
  • scenic drives
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • golf
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
stunning countryside and garden. Close to Taormina and the beach


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average rating of 4.7 based on 10 reviews

Taormina is the tops

  • 5 of 5

We'd been wondering how to "do" Sicily: Syracuse for the culture, Catania for the volcano, Messina for the food and seaside, Palermo for the ... well, whatever; and plumped for Taormina for a bit of everything. We were so right ! Couldn't reccomend it more, its got absolutely everything. And what's more, it's a brilliant base for getting around to all the other places, its really well connected. Never imagined it would be so easy. Location really matters, we reckon, and this place is spot on.

Then the place was super too. New purpose-built conversion on a real citrus farm (a calm at night - and by day - you wouldn't believe) with masses of attention to detail. We really felt important. No worries about leaving the children, no worries about the pool, no worries about the WiFi, no worries about anything, in fact. Thinking back on it, we really did get a "taste" of Sicily, not just a stay in some anodyne place which could have been plonked down any old where. This was IT ! And whenever we went out for a meal nearby (good value, and by the way we can really recommend "Flora", up the hill) by some kind of magic there was always space for the four of us. Sicily really worked out well.

  • Review Submitted: 30-Sep-2009
  • Date of Stay: August 2009
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: I shall propose you to become a honorary citizen of Taormina !!!
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Lovely retreat with views of Etna and great pool

  • 4 of 5

This is a lovely place to stay in great surroundings. Gabriele and Monica are very welcoming and friendly and the pool is a good size. Close to Mount Etna, Etnaland aquapark and the lovely town of Taormina. Nearest seaside resort is the friendly Giardini-Naxos. Car is essential. Supermarkets and restaurants within short drive. Would recommend the Al Feudo restaurant - just up the S185 - great views of Etna and a fantastic shared starter.

  • Review Submitted: 13-Aug-2015
  • Date of Stay: July 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: So many thanks for the review !
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Lovely cottage with views of Mount Etna

  • 5 of 5

Leone is a lovely little cottage, exactly as described, well decorated with a large comfortable bed, a bathroom with a power shower and plenty of hot water and a living area with adequate kitchen facilities and equipment. The complex is on a private estate, surrounded by citrus groves and well maintained attractive gardens. It was very quiet at the time we visited ( which is what we wanted!) and all though it seems quite secluded it is within easy reach of Giardini Naxos and a good selection of shops and restaurants.

The property was clean and well maintained and was cleaned twice with a full linen change each time during our 11 day stay. The caretaker was very attentive to our needs and we were well looked after.

I would recommend trips to the Etna National Park, Castlemola and Taormina, all within easy reach of the cottage. There are many good restaurants locally, but the ones we enjoyed most were Il Gatto Nero ( the best value and a typical family run Sicilian restaurant), also the Netuna in Giardini Naxos and Bella Isola Pescatoria ( just opposite the island) both are family run but not too pricey with delicious seafood.

We would happily recommend the cottage and the area as a holiday destination to our friends and intend to return there in a year or so with any luck!

  • Review Submitted: 29-Mar-2013
  • Date of Stay: March 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hello I am glad you stayed well. This is exactly what we are working for ! Many Thanks and I hope to see you soon again in the property.
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Exactly what we were looking for.

  • 5 of 5

A fairly priced, decently sized and well equipped little oasis nestled at the feet of hills near Taormina. We took one of the smaller cottages (Leone) and found it with all the mod cons one needs for the climate. Excellent air con, wonderful blackout blinds and shutters and a good bathroom with power shower. All of which was essential after a day sunning oneself by a very clean and modern swimming pool with a very pleasing view of Mt Etna and a large cabana to retreat to for some cold drinks (perhaps some ice water and a squeeze from a lemon picked from one of the many citrus trees) and a break from the sun. Lovely grounds with heavy scent of fruit and rosemary (great for using in sauces or for local lamb) are well-maintained by staff and owners who are clearly dedicated to quality over quantity and want you to feel welcome. The house manager Monica was very helpful and went out of her way to make us feel at home. She gave us a useful pack of information about the local area, which was very helpful in finding good places to eat, taxis, day trips, etc. It is close enough to the towns to be convenient to pop out for shopping but reassuringly off the beaten track for the peace and quiet one opts for a villa set up to ensure. We would definitely return. The one thing I would urge is that all the bikes are fixed up a little better so one could enjoy the local area more without a car.

  • Review Submitted: 30-Oct-2012
  • Date of Stay: September 2012
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Very Many Thanks we will improve the bycicles manteinance hope to see you soon again Gabriele
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Fabulous Pool

  • 4 of 5

We stayed in the Leone cottage last week (3-9 June 2012) and had a lovely holiday. The weather was perfect, the gardens immaculate and the pool area comfortable (enough sitting area in the shade or in the sun for everyone) and a nice size pool with a diving board that the kids loved.

It is set in a very quiet location with gorgeous views of the Etna. Taormina and Gardini are just down the rad. You would absolutely need a car as none of the shops or restaurants are within walkable access. The staff was very nice too.

The only slight criticism would be the size of the kitchen area, the fridge is quite small with no ice cube compartment, there is no oven nor microwave oven. We took all our meal out on the terrasse which was lovely, otherwise eating inside would have been a bit cramped. More storage in the kitchen for our own groceries would have been useful. The mezzanine sleeping area is fine but very high and a bit scary when you are up there. Maybe a barrier to block it off would be useful (especially when you have sleep walking children like us).

Overall a very nice stay, we would recommend it.

  • Review Submitted: 13-Jun-2012
  • Date of Stay: June 2012
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hello thanks for the review. We are going to change all fridges soon. Microwaves ovens are available under request since not everybody requires them. Hope to see you soon again. Gabriele
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Case del Principe

  • 5 of 5

Nous avons déjà séjourné deux foir aux Case del Principe. Nous gardons un souvenir enchanteur de ces deux séjours: des appartements décorés avec beaucoup de soin, une grande piscine, calme et bien entretenue et qui est quasiment privative, peu de personnes s'y baignant en même temps, ainsi qu'une vue splendide sur l'Etna.

Tout ceci dans un jardin abondamment fleuri, au milieu des citronniers et des orangers!

Nous avons chaque fois logé à deux dans une petite maisonnette. Celles-ci paraissent plus confortables pour deux personnes que pour un plus grand nombre (par exemple, il n'y a que deux plaques de cuisson).

Situés à un jet de pierre de l'inoubliable Taormine, les Case del Principe constituent l'endroit idéal pour découvrir toute la côte, de Messine à Catane, ainsi que l'arrière pays, les gorges de l'Alcantara et l'Etna.

Bref, un havre de paix et de détente. Nous espérons pouvoir y retourner!

  • Review Submitted: 26-Aug-2011
  • Date of Stay: June 2011
  • Source: HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
60 Kilometres
Nearest Ferry
20 Kilometres
Nearest Train
6 Kilometres
Nearest Restaurant
2 Kilometres
Giardini Naxos
Nearest Beach
2 Kilometres
Giardini Naxos
Car: necessary

Ideal for country lovers and in the mean time close to the beach and Taormina center town (10-15 minutes driving). 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), valle d'Agrò, Savoca the village where the Godfather was filmed.