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The Lemon Tree Villa and Apartments - Simeto - Sleeps 6 (2 Bedrooms, 2 Bathrooms) Double sofabed.

Bedrooms 2
Space 968 sq. ft.
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 3 nights
Popular Features
  • Fireplace
  • Barbecue
  • Washing Machine
  • Outdoor Pool
  • Air Conditioning
  • Internet
  • Parking



Simeto - Sleeps 6 (2 Bedrooms, 2 Bathrooms) Double sofabed.

Bedroom 1 with kingsize bed.

Bedroom 2 with kingsize bed.

Childrens beds and cots available.

En-suite bathroom to bedroom 1.

Bathroom from bedroom 2.

A very spacious kitchen fitted with cooker, hob and fridge/freezer.

This open plan lounge/diner is perfect for any occasion. Equipped with a large dining table seating 10 people, a sofa bed, an open log fire, satellite TV, desk, wi-fi and DVD player.

Large terrace with spectacular views of Taormina, Castelmola, Mount Etna and the Ionian sea. Relaxation garden and swimming pool equipped with sunloungers and hammocks. Games area with table football, swing ball and table tennis. Towels and linen are included in the price, for guests staying over 3 days linen and towels are changed on the 4th day. Arrival/departure cleaning is included. Guests are responsible for cleaning during their stay.

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About the property


Our apartments are located on the mountain of Mastrissa, just a short drive to Taormina and the beaches. Set within private gated grounds and surrounded by olive groves and vineyards. With ample parking and lots of space The Lemon Tree is also home to its English/Italian speaking owners who are on hand to provide you with useful, local information, assist with excursion enquiries and are generally on hand to ensure your holiday runs smoothly. On arrival in Taormina we will meet you at a convenient location and bring you directly to your apartments where you will have the peace and tranquility of country accommodation in a safe, relaxed environment with plenty of fantastic places to visit.

Sicily is the largest of the Mediterranean islands, due to its history of invasions by various regimes over many centuries, each have left a mark. Visit the Unesco protected Greek temples in Agrigento, Ampitheatres in Siracusa and Taormina, the Roman villa with its fantastic array of mosaics discovered after 400 years under a mudlslide.

Sicily is also home to the majestic volcano Mount Etna, this active wonder is also surrounded by award winning wineries offering great wine tasting experiences. Food is also a very important part of the culture, we offer great food experiences, traditional cookery lessons, olive oil making, market tours etc...

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Property Manager
Karen Cacopardo
Member since: 2008
Speaks English, Italian
Calendar last updated:
17 July, 2017

About Karen Cacopardo

My name is Karen, I am from the north of England where I spent 15 years working for a chain of luxury hotels. My husband and I relocated to Sicily in July 2007, we married locally and created The Lemon Tree, a collection of fully equipped holiday apartments within a gated community. We are also destination wedding planners.

Karen Cacopardo purchased this apartment in 2007

Why Karen Cacopardo chose Taormina & Surroundings

Sicily is a stunning island offering amazing scenery, fantastic history and great food and wine. Taormina is a hidden gem with its traditional piazza's and local restaurants, you can spend hours wandering around the narrow cobbled streets, visit the botanical gardens or people watch from the main Corso Umberto soaking up the wonderful Sicilian life.

What makes this apartment unique

Whilst staying at The Lemon Tree you will experience the luxury of a personal touch with attention to detail. As you will see by our 180+ reviews on Trip Advisor. We thrive on offering a friendly relaxed ambience coupled with a home from home feel.

Both fluent in Italian and English, we can assist you with all of your requirements: excursions, restaurant table booking, home cooked food, travel planning and any other issue that could arise throughout your stay. Paola (our housekeeper) is also on hand to replenish your laundry and bedlinen as and when required and generally keep The Lemon Tree running at full steam. Molly our very Sicilian dog is just here to entertain.

Guestbook comments from the manager

Dear Karen & Diego Thank you for everything, we had a really lovely holiday and enjoyed our time at The Lemon Tree. Thanks for all your kindness and welcome. We wish you well with all your future plans. Take care and keep in touch. Colin and Elizabeth

Karen & Diego Thanks so much for a great stay.... Riding the scooter was a lot of fun! Good luck with your projects and hope to see you again soon... I will be back... Isabella
Feb 2008
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Booking Notes:
For booking purposes we require a completed booking form and a 25% deposit.

Changeover Day:
We are flexible on changeover day.

Notes on prices:
Prices are in euro.
Credit cards are now accepted (3% charge).
Offers are available for long term lets.


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday apartment in Castelmola in Province of Messina

Property Type:
  • apartment
  • floor 0
Building Type:
  • villa
  • Catering available
  • Breakfast - Booking Possible
  • Dinner - Booking Possible
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 968 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • pets considered
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • mountain
  • near the sea
  • Ocean View
  • rural
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Air Conditioning
  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 12 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
    Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , Bidet
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Large bedrooms offering double beds, wardrobes, bedside cabinets and lamps.
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Table Football
  • Games
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Pool Table
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Video Library
  • Boat
  • Terrace
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • Veranda
  • Ski & Snowboard ...
  • Tennis
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair accessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Outdoor Pool
Onsite Services:
  • Car Available
  • Concierge
  • Massage
  • Private Chef
  • Staff
  • bay
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • library
  • live theatre
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • volcano
  • water parks
  • waterfalls
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • horse riding
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • 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
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • paragliding
  • sailing
  • diving
  • ski
  • snorkelling
  • bay fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
Notes on accommodation: Apartments are suitable for all age groups and are available all year round. Perfect location and size for families, couples or groups. All apartments have air conditioning. There is an outdoor swimming pool shared amongst other guests within our complex. Outside: Private garden/relaxation area, Yoga. Barbecue area, tables and chairs for alfresco dining. Swimming pool, games area with table football, billiards, darts and table tennis.


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Simeto - Sleeps 6 (2 Bedrooms, 2 Bathrooms) Double sofabed.
average rating of 5.0 based on 6 reviews

Amazing location, facilities, hosts and views

  • 5 of 5

Stunning hillside location, views to the sea and the across the valley to Taormina, very interesting drive to the property if you follow a sat nav - DON'T. Hosts friendly, knowledgeable and helpful, good with English and Italian :) Rooms are well appointed, clean, with all the facilities you want including excellent WiFi, a good shower and a pool. It also actually has a Lemon Tree. Sitting on the large terrace overlooking Taormina bay took you away to another more peaceful time and pace of life. If you have kids get a car, if not get a scooter or two. Mt Etna worth the trip and you can see it from the back of the property a very short walk. Would recommend the Lemon Tree in heartbeat.

  • Review Submitted: Oct 5, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

The lemon tree is located about 3kilometers from the centre of Taormina and Giardini Naxos, on a mountain side with breath taking views.

We were met by Karen late at night at the train station, we were taken to the apartment and were given a tour of the place, which includes a communal pool, BBQ area, table tennis and table football. We also met Molly the most relaxed dog you would ever meet, must be that Sicilian sun. Karen supplied us with some much needed food and a bottle of their own grown wine.

The apartment included all amenities, Wi-fi, air conditioning a small bottle of their own olive oil and a bottle of water which is a nice touch. The apartment has also a bunch of brochures for various things you can do, not only in Taormina but in Sicily. Even though we had a 'GPS' we asked them for the quickest routes and turned out it was the better option!! Karen and Diego know their way around!! Karen booked restaurants for us, advised us on the best granita in Sicily and generally took time out to make sure we had a great holiday.

Parking is ample and its free!! Even though we had planned our itineary they helped us alot in choosing alternative sites.

The only down side (if you can call it that); is you will need transport, as there is no public services close by. Alternatively you can always use a taxi or use the in house shuttle service from/to Taormina for about €10 each way.

All in all, we think it was a brilliant place and we will definitely be back.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 5, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Spectacular views, well presented, lovely owners.

  • 5 of 5

We stayed here for the week running up to our wedding in nearby Castelmola.

The accommodation is spacious, spotlessly clean and very reasonably priced. Apartments come with jaw dropping views of Taormina, Ionian Sea and Mt Etna. We actually saw all the apartments as we had the whole place booked out for our wedding. All eight are lovely.

There is nothing Karen and Diego won't do to make sure you enjoy your time in Sicily. You can rely on them to organize anything for you, from traditional Sicilan BBQs to day trips and weddings! They even make their own wine and olive oil, both of which I highly recommend trying.

We actually loved it here so much that we curtailed our honeymoon in Southern Italy to spend one more week here!

  • Review Submitted: Aug 3, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

We loved staying at the Lemon Tree. It's our second holiday there and we never do return trips anywhere, the world being large and our time off small. This time we were in the Ulivo and Limoncello-combining two apartments for maximum comfort and space for our pre-teens. It was really quiet and relaxing. The pool was a welcome retreat on a hot afternoon and the hosts were enormously helpful and knowledgable about the island-with loads of invaluable tips about local eateries, markets, hill top towns of note and manageable day trips to other parts of Sicily. Taormina, Castelmola and Giardini Naxos have plenty to offer but if you're so inclined there is loads to see and do in the area. This being our second trip we just relaxed and sampled the local offerings. The apartments were extremely well equipped and scrupulously clean. We were perfectly happy to sit on our wonderful balcony and enjoy the world class view, with a welcome breeze in the shade to keep cool. We will most definitely be back....again!

  • Review Submitted: Aug 3, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Perfect Sicilian stay with friendly holiday help

  • 5 of 5

We’ve been back to the Lemontree, and had a lovely time. And our time passed perfectly between the pool, the wide patio with great views opposite Taormina, the barbeque and our own cool terrace. And there’s lots to do in Taormina. Music in the Ancient Greek Theatre this year was a special time. Its an hour or so from Syracusa , a little more from the wonderful Piazza Armerina mosaics . The local food is a revelation and the restaurants good value and often in memorable spots. Paradise really. Karen and Diego both know the locality and will do anything to make a holiday a good one. Say, ringing ahead for a good table, or letting you know where the world’s best cannolis are ( bottom of the hill ! ). Thoroughly recommended.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 2, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Kate and Mike, Thanks for taking the time to write a review, you were a pleasure to have around. Take care
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Nearest Airport
45 Kilometres
Nearest Barpub
3 Kilometres
Giardini Naxos
Nearest Ferry
50 Kilometres
Nearest Golf
35 Kilometres
Il Picciolo
Nearest Train
3 Kilometres
Giardini Naxos
Nearest Motorway
6 Kilometres
Nearest Restaurant
3 Kilometres
Taormina/Giardini Naxox
Nearest Ski
50 Kilometres
Mount Etna
Nearest Beach
3 Kilometres
Giardini Naxos
Car: recommended

Special interest holidays:

Organic Olive Oil Making - Join us in this bi-annual tradition and produce your very own Organic Olive Oil. Holiday here in November and December and spend your time picking the Olives, trimming the trees and then take the olives to the producion plant and watch your Organic Olive Oil being produced.

September is the traditional tomato salsa making procedure. Enjoy the satisfaction of boiling and pressing your tomatoes and producing organic tomato sauce, you will not have tasted better!

Other Specialist holidays include, Sicilian Cookery Classes, Italian Language Lessons, Scuba Diving around the famous Isola Bella and the Grotta Azzura.


A 10 minute drive will take you to the stretch of local beaches. Choose from sandy, pebbly, private and free. You will find various options to suit your needs, water sports, boat hire, excursions and Lido's offering sunloungers, umbrellas, various bars and restaurants.

Experience the 3 minute cable car journey from Taormina to the Bay of Mazzaro or take the 300 steps down to the stunning beach of Isola Bella.


Catania airport is a 45 minute drive to Taormina. Due to our location we do recommend that you hire a car, we can organise this for you. An airport taxi service is also available at a cost of 70 euros each way.

The port of Messina is the gateway to Italy mainland, this is a 50 minute drive to Taormina.


There are many places to visit whilst on holiday in Taormina. We are 20 minutes to the medieval town of Castelmola, 45 minutes to Mount Etna, 20 minutes to The Gorge Of Alcantara and 30 minutes to Forza di Agro. Further afield we are 2 hours from Siracuse, Agrigento or you can take a day trip to one of The Aeolian Islands.

Further Details:

The local mini-market is a 10 minute drive where you will also find the local butchers, bakers and various other shops. The nearest hypermarket is a 20 minute drive. There are various bars and restaurants available all within a 10 minute drive.