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Comfortable apartment, city center, terrace, stunning views 4 BR, pool, parking

People8
Bedrooms 4
Bathrooms2
Space 1,506 sq. ft.
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 3 - 5 nights
Popular Features
  • Fireplace
  • Free Wifi
  • Washing Machine
  • Air Conditioning
  • Parking

Overview

About the property

Spacious Penthouse, Taormina center, stunning views, roof terrace, parking, pool - Quiet Position, Parking, Restaurants, Bars, Sights, Shops, Night Life Within Short Walking Distance;

This special holiday apartment (127 sqm) is located in the historic city center of Taormina offering stunning views, a large roof terrace and a parking option. It is located in the quiet part of the historic city center of Taormina and everything can be reached within a short walking distance. In cooperation with the Paradise Beach Club our guests have the possibility to stay at the Paradise Beach Club and use their pool and beach.

The apartment provides a specious living - dining area, a very pleasant terrace and several balconies (with impressing views), two bath rooms and 4 bed rooms plus flip out sofa with duck board in the living room, in total suitable for up to 8 guests.

ROOM LAY OUT

2 x double bed rooms with balconies and great views on the Mediterranean Sea

1 x small single bed room with roof-light

1 x small bed room with bunk bed, ideal for 2 teenage children

1 x large bath room with double sink, bath tub and shower, toilette and bidet and great views on the Mediterranean Sea

1 x small bath room with single sink, bath tub and shower, toilette, washing machine, roof-light

1 x spacious living - dining area with terrace and 2 balconies, large windows, impressing views on Mt Etna, Taormina and the Mediterranean Sea; comfortable futton flip out sofa with duck board

Please check also our floor plan for a better understanding of the room lay out.

Upon previous request we are happy to provide a baby cot and high chair.

The kitchen is fully equipped and offers all utensils for cooking and dining. It has no oven but a microwave.

The living room is equipped with an extra flip out sofa, a fireplace, is bright and comfortably furnished offering stunning, unforgettable views on the Mediterranean sea and Mt. Etna.

There is a satellite flat screen TV and free WiFi. The apartment is air conditioned and bed linen and towels are being provided. In case you visit Taormina during winter time you can heat the apartment with the air condition pleasantly and also use the open fire place.

Due to it's special position, the apartment offers nearly a 360 degree view over the Gulf of Taormina, the coast of Calabria, the old town of Taormina, the Mount Etna and Castelmola. The large roof terrace and the balconies are furnished and invite you to dine with unforgettable views on Taormina and the Mediterranean.

The apartment has been fully renovated in 2007 and is situated on the 5th Floor (without elevator) of a quiet apartment building near Corso Umberto (main shopping and restaurant area). You can directly reach the apartment by car and have the possibility of parking in the immediate vicinity.

SERVICES INCLUDED

Free WiFi, bed linnen, towels, air condition, heating,

EXTRA SERVICES

A housekeeping / cleaning service and an extra change of bed linen and towels can be booked separately (at charge).

PARKING

Parking is possible in front of the condo on the Piazza at no charge (which is very rare in the historic city center of Taormina). This parking option however is not available for the full month of August and each Wednesday as the green grocery market is being held. For these exceptions I recommend to use the public car park at Porta Catania ( 3 - 5 minutes walk, parking is at charge there).

UTILIZATION OF POOL AND BEACH

In cooperation with the Paradise Beach Club our guests have the option to stay at the Paradise Beach Club. The entrance fee depends on the season (€ 10 - € 15 adult, € 5,00 - € 8,00 child between 3 to 10 years) and includes access to the beach, sunlounger, umbrella, usage of pool, shower, free WiFi and shuttle bus.

The Paradise beach club is one of the best lidos of Taormina, offering a complete beach service, an excellent beach front restaurant, a beach front pool area and a very special small mediterranean park area to relax and cool down during the hot noonday.

As the town penthouse is located in the historic city center of Taormina, their shuttle bus (free of charge) gets you to the Paradise Beach Club. The bus stop is just a 3 – 4 minutes walk distant . It takes approximately 15 – 20 minutes by bus to get from the city center to the Paradise Beach Club.

The pool and the beach club is opened from 1st of June to 31st of October. Please note that the usage of the beach club and pool is not included in our rental price and has to be paid directly to the Paradise Beach Club.

THE NEIGHBOURHOOD

The apartment is located in the historic city center of Taormina. The area is very quiet, save and is considered as one of the most pleasant housing areas of Taormina.

There is a supermarket in front of the condo. The weekly green grocery market takes place each Wednesday on the Piazza in front of the building. Any other shopping option is just a view minutes walk.

The reknown Corso Umberto of Taormina (3 - 5 minutes walk), all sites, monuments, bars and restaurants are located in the vicinity of the apartment and can be reached within a short walking distance.

In front of the condo there is the bus stop of the shuttle bus (Linea Verde) which gets you to the train station, the bus terminal and the beach Isola Bella.

So you may even don't need a car staying in Taormina and getting around.

For people who like hiking or biking the apartment is a great starting point. The hiking path to Castelmola (sentiero Saraceno) starts just 200 meters from the apartment away. Those who have a bike may leave it in the garage of the condo.

All the sights, restaurants, bars and night life are within proximity yet without having any disturbance.

More Details

Property Manager
Michael
Member since: 2013
Speaks English, German, Italian
Calendar last updated:
13 November, 2017

About Michael

I am originally from Munich Germany but am living in Taormina since many years. Once you come to Taormina you will experience the mystic spirit this place has. Once experienced it's hard to return home so I decided to simply stay in one of the most beautiful places I know.

I degreed in Germany in economics and in engineering and gained my Phd in Austria. I work since many years in the information technology business which gives me the opportunity to work "where my computer is" .

Being married with an italian I love cooking and enjoying live in its best way.

I am looking forward to welcome you in one of our special places!

Michael purchased this apartment in 2007

Why Michael chose Taormina

I have fully restored this apartment in 2007 . It is located in the historic city center of Taormina, in a quiet area but still everything can be reached within walking distance.

Being located on the 5th (last) floor of an apartment building it has a unique position.

being a penthouse type apartment it has a large terrace and several balconies which offer a spectacular views on the bay of Taormina, the beaches of Giardini Naxos, the landscape of Calabria and the old town of Taormina.

From the living room you have an impressing view on vulcano Mt Etna and can watch the eruptions from a secure distance.

Parking is only possible on the street except in August and each Wednesday (due the grocery market taken place)

What makes this apartment unique

this apartment has been fully fully restored in 2007 . It is located in the historic city center of Taormina, in a quiet area but still everything can be reached within walking distance.

Being located on the 5th (last) floor of an apartment building it has a unique position.

being a penthouse type apartment it has a large terrace and several balconies which offer a spectacular views on the bay of Taormina, the beaches of Giardini Naxos, the landscape of Calabria and the old town of Taormina.

The apartment offers WIFI and is comfortablely furnished

From the living room you have an impressing view on vulcano Mt Etna and can watch the eruptions from a secure distance.

Parking is only possible on the street except in August and each Wednesday (due the grocery market taken place)

Facilities

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

Property Type:
  • apartment
  • floor 5
Building Type:
  • building
Meals:
  • Self-catering
Housekeeping:
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 1506 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • Events Allowed
  • children welcome ...
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • beach
  • city centre
Theme:
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Air Conditioning
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Free Wifi
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath (no shower) , Shower Enclosure , Bidet
    Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Bath (no shower) , Shower Enclosure , Bidet
  • Full bathroom (separate) (Marble bath room) : Toilet, Bath with shower, Bidet — has great views on the bay of Taormina Small bathroom (separate) (Small Bath room) : Toilet, Bath with shower — with roof window and washing machine
Bedrooms:
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Cot
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 7 (4 Bedrooms), with spectacular views Notes on bedrooms: Bedroom 1 with double bed and great views, Bedroom 2 with double bed and great views, Bedroom 3 with single bed, Bedroom 4 with bunk bed (persons),
Entertainment:
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television
Outside:
  • Balcony ...
  • Terrace ...
  • Golf ...
  • Ski & Snowboard ...
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
Attractions:
  • bay
  • churches
  • live theatre
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • volcano
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • horse riding
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • golf
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • pier fishing
  • diving
  • bay fishing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
Notes:
Notes on accommodation: Included services - Air condition - Bath towels - Bed linnen - Internet WiFi - Electricity - Gas - Heating - Warm water Outside: The terrace is equipped with table and garden chairs. Parking: Public parking is available along the street is in front the condo (except full month of August and each Wednesday from 07:00 am to 12:00 pm). Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: one set of bed linen and towels will be provided per guest; change of bed linen can be provided at extra charge (€ 7,00 per person) Extra cleaning: periodically cleaning can be provided (€ 40 once) A baby cot and high chair can be provided at 50 € per stay Other: Bathrooms Full bathroom (separate) (Marble bath room) : Toilet, Bath with shower, Bidet — has great views on the bay of Taormina Small bathroom (separate) (Small Bath room) : Toilet, Bath with shower — with roof window and washing machine

Reviews

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Comfortable apartment, city center, terrace, stunning views 4 BR, pool, parking
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4

A comfortable apartment with a great view.

  • 4 of 5

We had agreat week in the apartment. Lots of room and great exercise to walk up and down the five floors. The view was great from the balconies.

  • Review Submitted: 14-Oct-2017
  • Date of Stay: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Great apartment for a family.

  • 5 of 5

Great apartment, clean and nicely furnished with fabulous views and a great location. The lady who met us couldn't have been more friendly and helpful. You need to be active as there are a lot of stairs but the views are phenomenal and we liked the exercise after all the indulgence of good Italian food.

  • Review Submitted: 05-Sep-2017
  • Date of Stay: August 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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3

Very comfortable with a party of 6 adults and a baby

  • 3 of 5

The apartment was spacious but not 4 star.

The 3rd bedroom was bunk beds, adequate for children and not a married couple.

The 4th bedroom was tiny with only a single bed. We used it as a closet.

The elevator had the shaft but no elevator. For 5 stories this is not adequate.

The rest of the space(kitchen and living room) was very good. Watch out for the ceiling supports as they are angled and not at adult height.

Overall the apartment rates a 3 star as it is near the center of Taormina.

  • Review Submitted: 22-Oct-2015
  • Date of Stay: October 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Paolo, thank you for your feedback and your comments. I am very sorry you haven't enjoyed the apartment the way our other guests have. As we have up loaded a very detailed floor plan as well as images showing each room you should have noticed that the apartment has 2 larger double bed rooms, 1 smaller single bed room and a small room with a bunk bed and two bath rooms. Also our description states that there is no elevator . Unfortunately you have not mentioned that the apartment offers really stunning views on the bay of Taormina, the coats line of Calabria and Mount Etna from the terrace, the 4 balconies, the two double bed rooms and the living room which is much appreciated of all of our guests. These advantages may be normal to you but aren't. As most apartments in the historic city center of Taormina have no view at all or no view which is comparable with what is being offered by my apartment. All our other guests have confirmed that the apartment is specious, well decorated, clean and very comfortable. Besides it is just few steps from the main shopping street . As the apartment is a penthouse there are some where the height is less than the standard height. However this can be seen on the images as well and has not caused any nuisance so far, as from mine and our guests opinion this is no issue in comfort. To avoid any misunderstandings I am always available for any specification or questions before booking. As the most important matter for me is, that my guests enjoy staying in this apartment. Thank you for having booked my apartment! All my best Mike
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Spacious Apartment with Panoramic View

  • 5 of 5

This apartment was spacious and nicely decorated with beautiful views. Our friends and us enjoyed the proximity of the place to town and local sites. Their were only two drawbacks: the kitchen was very small for people like us who enjoy cooking and the only coffee maker was for one cup (we were four). The owner's house manager was very kind and brought us another coffee pot and some kitchen towels which we did not have at the outset. The other drawback was the many steps we had to climb. This place would not be good for someone who had walking and climbing issues. We didn't mind as it was good exercise. We loved the fact that each couple had their own private bath. We highly recommend this apartment. The owner was very attentive to our questions before we arrived and easy to communicate with. The photos were very accurate. We loved the artwork on the walls.

  • Review Submitted: 15-Oct-2015
  • Date of Stay: September 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Gary, I am very happy you and your friends enjoyed much staying in my apartment and I thank you for your feedback. My honest apology for the "coffee maker" matter. The apartment was supplied with various coffee makers in different sizes, but obviously they got lost during some of the previous lettings. We have supplied them again. Thank you again for having booked my apartment. I enjoyed having you as my guests! Mike
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5

**** very good ****

  • 5 of 5

The apartment was exactly as described and shown on the images.

It is very beautiyful, spacious and offers really absolutely stunning views on Taormina, Mount Etna and the coast line.

The apartment is fully renovated, clean, air conditioned, with great terraces, well kept and very tasteful decored.

It' s in a perfect position for accessing the city centre. Everything can be reached within a very short walking distance, nevertheless the surrounding is peaceful and silent.

One of the major advantages is, that there is public parking (at no charge) in front of the condo. It is important to understand, that one can't park anywhere in Taormina. So having a parking right in front of the condo is a tremendous gain in comfort.

Mike was a great host. Thank you for the fast communication, the many helpful hints and taking good care of our various personal needs.

  • Review Submitted: 11-Aug-2015
  • Date of Stay: July 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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Lovely apartment with great views

  • 5 of 5

We had a fantastic week in Taormina and this lovely apartment became our home from home. It's near enough to the town that you can walk everywhere, as long as you don't mind some uphill. The rooms are comfortable and the whole flat well equipped with everything we needed. There are a lot of stairs up to the flat so we all came back having had a good leg workout! The views from the balcony across the sea and the town are amazing, and it became part of our morning routine to look out of the window to see what Etna was up to. The owner, Mike, is very friendly and helpful. We would definitely go back to Taormina and to this apartment.

  • Review Submitted: 10-Jun-2015
  • Date of Stay: May 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Location

Nearest Airport
55 Kilometres
Catania Fontana Rossa
Nearest Barpub
200 Metres
Porta Catania, Corso Umberto
Nearest Ferry
45 Kilometres
Messina
Nearest Golf
35 Kilometres
Il Piccolo Golf, Mt Etna
Nearest Train
2 Kilometres
Taormina-Giardini Naxos
Nearest Motorway
5 Kilometres
A18 Catania-Messina
Nearest Restaurant
200 Metres
Porta Catania, Corso Umberto
Nearest Ski
45 Kilometres
Etna Nord
Nearest Beach
2 Kilometres
Isola Bella
Car: not necessary

The location of the apartment:

Being positioned in the historic city center of Taormina all restaurants, stores, monuments, sight seeings, night life, public transport, etc. are within a short walking distance.

Special interest holidays:

Beach holidays

Cultural holidays

Family holidays

Honeymoon

Romantic holidays

Single holidays

Painting courses

Sicilian cookery courses

Coast/Beach:

The beaches of the Taormina area are approximately 2,5 kilometers distant. The bus to get you to the Isola Bella beach leaves "right in front of the condo." The same bus connects you also with the beach bus which leaves each hour from Taormina old town (Porta Messina) and gets you to the various other beaches within proximity.

Travel:

Airports:

Catania < 50 km

Palermo > 150 km

Reggio Calabria < 75 km

Train Stations :

Taormina Giardini Naxos < 2 km

The beaches are approx. 2,5 kilometers distant and can be reached by the beach bus (hourly / 1,00 € ) or the gondola (each 15 minutes / 3,00 € )

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Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday apartment in Taormina, Sicily

Rental Basis:
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Manager accepts payment in:
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event Price
 
Nov-Dec
1 Nov 2017 - 21 Dec 2017
3 night minimum stay
£412
for 3 nights
From
£120
£842
£2,181
 
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add £27 per night, per additional guest
 
X-Mas
22 Dec 2017 - 28 Dec 2017
3 night minimum stay
£651
for 3 nights
From
£199
£1,383
 
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add £35 per night, per additional guest
 
Silvester
29 Dec 2017 - 1 Jan 2018
3 night minimum stay
£731
for 3 nights
From
£226
 
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add £44 per night, per additional guest
 
Epifania
2 Jan 2018 - 7 Jan 2018
3 night minimum stay
£651
for 3 nights
From
£199
£1,312
 
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add £35 per night, per additional guest
 
March
1 Mar 2018 - 29 Mar 2018
3 night minimum stay
£519
for 3 nights
From
£155
£1,338
£3,156
 
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add £27 per night, per additional guest
 
Easter Weekend
30 Mar 2018 - 3 Apr 2018
3 night minimum stay
£585
for 3 nights
From
£177
£1,232
 
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add £35 per night, per additional guest
 
April
4 Apr 2018 - 30 Apr 2018
3 night minimum stay
£545
for 3 nights
From
£164
£1,130
£4,219
 
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add £35 per night, per additional guest
 
May
1 May 2018 - 31 May 2018
3 night minimum stay
£625
for 3 nights
From
£191
£1,321
£5,194
 
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add £35 per night, per additional guest
 
June
1 Jun 2018 - 30 Jun 2018
3 night minimum stay
£651
for 3 nights
From
£199
£1,383
£5,194
 
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add £35 per night, per additional guest
 
July
1 Jul 2018 - 31 Jul 2018
3 night minimum stay
£691
for 3 nights
From
£213
£1,471
£5,549
 
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add £40 per night, per additional guest
 
August-1
1 Aug 2018 - 10 Aug 2018
3 night minimum stay
£745
for 3 nights
From
£230
£1,573
£6,081
 
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add £44 per night, per additional guest
 
August-2
11 Aug 2018 - 19 Aug 2018
5 night minimum stay
£1,361
for 5 nights
From
£261
£1,826
£7,056
 
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add £53 per night, per additional guest
 
August-3
20 Aug 2018 - 31 Aug 2018
3 night minimum stay
£745
for 3 nights
From
£230
£1,627
£5,425
 
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add £44 per night, per additional guest
 
September
1 Sep 2018 - 30 Sep 2018
3 night minimum stay
£638
for 3 nights
From
£195
£1,259
£4,928
 
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add £35 per night, per additional guest
 
October
1 Oct 2018 - 31 Oct 2018
3 night minimum stay
£572
for 3 nights
From
£173
£1,192
£4,219
 
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add £31 per night, per additional guest
 
X-Mas
22 Dec 2018 - 28 Dec 2018
3 night minimum stay
£651
for 3 nights
From
£199
£1,356
 
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add £35 per night, per additional guest
 
New Years Eve
29 Dec 2018 - 1 Jan 2019
3 night minimum stay
£731
for 3 nights
From
£226
 
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add £44 per night, per additional guest
 
Epifania
2 Jan 2019 - 6 Jan 2019
3 night minimum stay
£649
for 3 nights
From
£199
£1,383
 
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add £35 per night, per additional guest
 
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
£452
for 3 nights
From
£133
£904
£3,156
 
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add £31 per night, per additional guest

Additional pricing information

Refundable Damage Deposit £177.28
Final cleaning £53.18

Booking Notes:
We will confirm availability within 12 hours after having received your inquiry.

To secure the booking, the requested pre-payment is 25% of the total rent, due within 24 hours after confirmation of availability.

After the payment has been credited we will send a confirmation including all the relevant check in information

The rest payment is due 15 days before check in.

Security Deposit due in cash upon key hand over: € 200,00

Changeover Day: Any day is possible ;
Check in hours : 05:00 p.m - 10:00 p.m
Check out hours : 07:30 p.m - 10:00 p.m

Manager's Cancellation Policy

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