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Strategically located flat (98 M²): free WiFi, Garage (2 cars), Terrace, Garden



Updated: 09-Jul-2016
Apartment in Taormina-Recanati sea, Sicily, Italy - 150m from the Beach, WiFi, Strategic Location For Excursions (Taormina, Etna, Catania, Messina)

In an highly touristic area of 4 stars Hotels (main entrance few steps from top Spa Resorts in Recanati Giardini Naxos) very nice, spacious and fully equipped apartment on a small block of flats surrounded by a lovely garden. The flat is provided with free Internet WiFi, has a private garage on the basement for 2 cars and the residence has a secondary gate leading directly to the beach (100m away). The area is plenty of facilities for children, restaurants, shops, clubs, piano bars and supermarkets. It offers also the unique opportunity to be easily reached without car by bus (the Recanati bus terminal is just in front of the building). Frequent buses are available to Taormina center, Etna, Catania, Messina, Siracusa, Aeolian Islands and hourly trips connect the flat to the Catania Fontanarossa airport.

  • Sleeps 6
  • 2 Bedrooms
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Parking
  • Garden
  • Internet
  • Dish washer
  • Washing machine
  • Towels provided
  • Linens provided
  • Accept Credit Cards
  • Bookable online

Top Traveller Review

About the Owner

I am Andrea and I live and work in Luxembourg. I am the son of the owners of this apartment. My father is a retired lawyer and my mother, Angela, worked as a school teacher. I grew up in Sicily and love it. I often spend My holidays in the Etna neighborhood.

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Speaks English, French, Italian

Guestbook comments from the owner

Absolutely splendid! The apartment is clean,spacious and well equipped, placed very close to the beach. Many great places around to see, good connections so the car is not necessary. Unforgettable evenings on the terrace...Amiable owners who gave us many advices and were very helpful

Barbara (Poland)

A very well appointed apartment in a gated complex. Owners friendly and helpful. Good choice of restaurants on the doorstep. Within easy walking distance of local beach and Giardini Naxos. Private garage in basement and tourist sites of Taormina and Mt Etna a short drive away. Also well served by public transport. Ideal for families. Ruth (UK)

Apartment Accommodation was first class with all you would need to feel at home, very spacious, ideal for family self-catering though awareness of stairs a help, the provision of lots of bathroom and hand towels were an added extra . Well located for exploring the region by public transport with buses stopping nearby. David (Ireland)
May 2011
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6 Reviews

based on 6 holidaymaker reviews


Great apartment with a great location

  • 4 of 5

We were met by Andrea at the airport and he brought us to the apartment. A lovely welcome with a good explanation on how things worked and the apartment layout. The apartment is a good space with 2 separate seating areas and a balcony that catches the sun all day. Ideally located for a 3 minute walk to the beach and good restaurants around the apartment. Also an easy 10-15 min walk into Giardini where there are lots of restaurants and other beaches as well.

Giardini is well positioned to travel up and down the coast with Taormina only 25 minutes away by bus.

A great stay, and Andrea was most helpful in finding me an excursion to Mount Etna.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 16, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Smart apartment in a great location.

  • 5 of 5

We stayed for a week in July/Aug 2016. The apartment is very spacious, clean, and in a great location for the many restaurants in Giardini Naxos. Recanati beach is about 100 metres away, and has multiple "lidos" (where you can hire sunbeds/parasols and use the cafe/bar), or use the free areas of beach as we did, as Andrea supplies beach towels in the apartment. The Recanati bus terminal is about the same distance away - this is great for buses to/from Catania Airport (half hourly in the morning, then hourly for the rest of the day). There are also buses to many other destinations (Taormina was 13 Euros return for 4 of us). All in all a great value apartment!

  • Review Submitted: Aug 9, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2016
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  • 5 of 5

Very spacious and clean apartment excellently located for the beach as well as for visiting other areas of interest. A warm welcome by Andrea to settle us in with good advise on attractions and moving around . The apartment is home from home as it is well furnished.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 27, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Beautiful apartment

  • 5 of 5

This was one of the best apartment we ever stayed in! Very compfortable and clean, good location, near the beach. In the apartment theres was everithing you`ll need! Thank you again Andrea!

  • Review Submitted: Jul 30, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2015
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Excellent Location

  • 5 of 5

We stayed for a week at Easter. The apartment was clean and had everything you could need for a week away. The owners gave us some freshly picked lemons and a bowl of chocolate eggs.

The apartment is directly opposite the main bus stop which a lot of excursions to Etna or around the area depart from. The bus from the airport also stops here hourly which was great. We didn't hire a car and didn't miss not having one as the buses are so regular

There are some really nice restaurants on the same road who were all extremely friendly and welcoming.

If you turn right out of the apartment and keep walking, you can get to Giardini Naxos in about 10 mins and are on the marina - really lovely town.

We loved it - I would say a week is not long enough !

  • Review Submitted: Apr 13, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Apr 2015
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  • 4 of 5

We enjoyed this part of Sicily very much. The apartment was very spacious and very clean with a recently refurbished kitchen and comfortable seating. The owners who met us on arrival were charming and presented us with a tray of delicious cakes. Would like to come back.

  • Review Submitted: Nov 4, 2014
  • Date of Stay: Oct 2014
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From the Owner

The apartment is located in Recanati, Giardini Naxos, in a strategic position overlooking the Ionian Riviera. Attached to the sea and very well connected to Taormina's village, it is one of the most exclusive places in Sicily representing the heart of the island’s tourist trade.

Activity and Interests

Nearest Airport : Catania Fontanarossa at 45 Kilometres Nearest Barpub : "Oasi" at 20 Metres Nearest Golf : Il Picciolo golf club at 21 Kilometres Nearest Train : Etnatrasporti buses at 50 Metres Nearest Motorway : at 2 Kilometres Nearest Restaurant : "Sire" Nearest Beach : at 150 Metres Car: not necessary


5 minutes walk to the closest beach.


Just 30 meters away from the flat there is the Recanati bus station with frequent trips from and to principal locations such as Catania Fontanarossa airport (nearest airport), Taormina center, Etna, Messina, Siracusa, Aeolian islands. Although a car is not necessary, many local scooter and car rentals (Avis, Europcar, Autoeuropa, etc) are located in the vicinity. Upon request, direct transfers may be also arranged.


Castiglione di Sicilia, 21 KM

Castle of Calatabiano, 4 KM

Catania, 40 KM

Giardini Naxos, 2 KM

Letojanni, 11 KM

Messina, 46 KM

Museum and Archaeological Park, 2 KM

Siracusa, 107 KM

Taormina, 7 KM

Volcano Etna, 30 KM

Further Details:

There are two small supermarkets within 100 meters walk and a shopping center 1.5 km away ("I Gabbiani"). In the area there are a lot of pizzerias, eating places (on the doorstep "Oasi bar", pub pizzeria "Sire" with Wi-Fi spot and a good value fish restaurant "Sea Sound"). Tennis courts, Spa and Wellness centers nearby.

Within 20m distance a "Para-Pharmacy" is also available. In Italy a parapharmacy is a shop selling all the products sold by a pharmacy except those strictly requiring a prescription.

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Rental rates

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Low season offer
1 Oct 2016 - 31 Oct 2016
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Notes: Rates are based on 5 guests; add £18 per night, per additional guest
My Standard Rate
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights

Additional pricing information

Refundable Damage Deposit £179
Final cleaning £54

Changeover Day:
Arrival possible each day of the week depending on availability. Arrival from 6 pm. Departure 10 am; special arrangements possible upon request.

Notes on accomodation:
The flat can host a maximum of 6 people including children. Cleaning costs are not included in the rent.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
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From the Owner

It offers luxury, romance, comfort, warm Mediterranean hospitality and stunning views. The glamorous town of Taormina beckons from the hills above, Volcano Etna looms to the south, and views of the Catania and Calabria coastlines surround the sea side.

Property Type

  • apartment


  • Air Conditioning
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine


  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob


  • Dining
  • Dining Area


  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television


  • children welcome

Location Type

  • beach
  • near the sea
  • resort


  • museums
  • recreation centre
  • restaurants
  • water parks

Leisure Activities

  • outlet shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking

Local Services & Businesses

  • fitness centre
  • groceries

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • mountain biking
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • diving
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing

Floor Area

  • 98 m²


  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet, Bath (no shower), Shower Enclosure, Bidet
  • Bathroom with shower, WC, bidet, hair dryer.


  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Cot
  • Bedroom 2
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 4/6 (2 Bedrooms) Notes on bedrooms: 1 bedroom with double bed and 1 bedroom with twin beds (convertible in a second double bedroom).


  • Terrace ...
  • Golf ...
  • Garden


  • Self-catering


  • Notes on accommodation: Electricity and gas are included. Secure, private garage for two cars is available in the building. Outside: Balcony with outside dining table and chairs. Building entrance with garden. Top floor with common terrace and views of the seaside and Etna. Utility Room: Washing machine, iron and ironing board, sun lounger. Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: The house will be clean on arrival and will be cleaned on departure. Towels, linen and beach towels are provided.

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