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Charming, romantic villa in the hills with grounds,sea wiew,2 km Taormina Center



Updated: 26-Jun-2017
  • Sleeps 6
  • 2 Bedrooms
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Parking
  • Garden
  • Swimming pool
  • Barbecue
  • Internet
  • Washing machine
  • Towels provided
  • Linens provided
  • Accept Credit Cards
  • Bookable online

About the property

Villa in Taormina 2 km from city center,2 bedroom,2 bathroome,parking and pool

The villa is a detached property, which assures you total privacy, in an original and ancient oil mill, completely restored with the traditional remains of the old productive assets. In its typical Mediterranean blooming garden there is an exclusive sunny pool surrounded by a shady zone with palms and olive trees, a very panoramic and breezy terrace, and a useful barbeque.

In the garden close to the main house there’s a comfortable annex with 3 beds and one bathroom with the entrance directly from the garden which brings the total number of sleeps to 6.

Because of the presence of a fireplace and air-conditioning (warm/cold), the house offers a pleasant stay also during the few cold weeks of the short Sicilian winter.

The most famous Taormina beaches are at about 2 KM as well the center of Taormina and Giardini-Naxos with their restaurants, theaters and pubs; moreover due to the proximity to the motorway exit it can also be a very convenient place to be used as base to visit the wonderful Sicilian attractions.

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About the Owner

Maria Anne
Member since: 2013
Speaks English, French, Italian
Calendar last updated:
26 June, 2017

3 Reviews

4/5 -
(3 traveller reviews)

United Kingdom

Excellent Stay

  • 5 of 5

We had a lovely stay and Maria and Franco looked after us, if we had any problems we would would just txt them and they would try their hardest to fix the problem. The main thing I have to say (which wasn't a problem for us) is that we weren't taken to the villa advertised on the website. We were expecting a villa up the hill with a private pool. What we got was another fabulous villa on the hill overlooking the bay with no pool. As it was March we had no need for the pool so the lovely sea view more than made up for the confusion. We didn't bring this up with Maria at the time as we were very happy with it but if you have children and it is warm then I'd double check before you go and expect a pool. The villa was spotlessly clean and very large with a large kitchen and enough kitchen utensils to make a 3 course meal!

We couldn't fault the location as it was overlooking the bay of Isola Bella, we had a car but used the mountain lift up to the main street of Taormina where the main shops are, you can also use this lift to get to the Greek Theatre and the main square.

We would definitely return here and hope to do so in the near future.

  • Review Submitted: Apr 7, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Mar 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your kind words,we are happy you have spent a nice Holiday in Sicily and hope you have understood that we tried to help you.About the changing of the villa,we thought that this accomodation would have been more agreeable for you, as, because of exceptional weather conditions some days before,a landslide brought problems on the road to the villa. In this circumstances it would have been more complicated to reach Taormina center town, shops and other facilities, you would have been more secluded and we have considered not confortable this for you. We really hope to meet you again in Sicily.
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Fantastic Honeymoon Stay

  • 4 of 5

Francesco and Maria were wonderful hosts and very friendly. They even left us presents as it was our honeymoon, which was really kind. The Villa is spacious but homely and had fantastic views of Taormina and Castel Molla. Facilities basic but usable and our only problem was that there was no hot water in the main villa and we had to use the annex for showers. Quite secluded but nice to be away from the bustle of town. A car is definitely needed to get around Sicily and to and from the Villa. The villa has so much character and history, and it was very different to anywhere we have ever stayed. We had a wonderful time and would recommend the villa to anyone seeking a rural Sicilian experience.

  • Review Submitted: Nov 16, 2014
  • Date of Stay: Oct 2014
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Spectacular views

  • 3 of 5

The house has a fantastic position looking towards Taormina and the sea. It was very clean. The main omission from the description is that the second bedroom is in the annexe in the garden - below the house and near to the pool. A nice light room, but totally unsuitable for a young family where parents and children would be very separated. The main part of the house is the old olive mill and the other bedroom and kitchen are quite small and dark.

When we visited the pool seemed to have a leak so was being continually topped up with cold water and was freezing!

There is no internet access as described in the listing - we were offered a dongle which was not compatible with ipad/phones/tablets

The owners have quite limited English but were kind and welcoming

and the area is fantastic - really convenient for Taormina and Etna - lots to see and visit and beaches very nearby. The terrace overlooking the valley is a great place to sit and eat. We really enjoyed our stay but felt that the facilities did not quite match up to the price charged.

  • Review Submitted: Jun 2, 2014
  • Date of Stay: May 2014
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Stephanie,we are happy for your review as it gives us the opportunity not disappoint our guests and improve our welcome.As regards the internet access we have provided for a new wifi gateway compatible with ipad,phones,tablets and now it works for the present guests. About the second bedroom, in the property description it is published that there is an annex with the entrance from the garden, close to the main house,a familly with children can choose to utilize the sofabed in the livingroom if they prefer to have children with them. The pool has not a leak, the water has to be added because of the evaporation due to the sun. Finally, a villa in a strategic position,as you could verify, with an exclusive garden and pool not shared with other people has a price. Aniway we really hope that you and your friends have had a nice holiday. Sincerely Francesco e Maria
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Activity and Interests

Nearest Airport : Catania at 45 Kilometres Nearest Barpub : Piazza Comune di Giardini at 23 Kilometres Nearest Ferry : Giardini Naxos at 3 Kilometres Nearest Golf : Il Picciolo at 30 Kilometres Nearest Train : Taormina/Giardini at 2 Kilometres Nearest Motorway : Catania/Messina , uscita Giardini at 3 Kilometres Nearest Restaurant : Lungomare Giardini at 18 Kilometres Nearest Ski : Mount Etna at 40 Kilometres Nearest Beach : Giardini Naxos at 2 Kilometres Car: necessary


Beaches are 2 km. far


Catania airport is 50 km. far.

Car is essential


Taaormina town is 2 km far, Giardini Naxos village 2 km far, Etna Volcano 35 km.,

Catania baroque town 50 km., Acireale baroque town 30 km.,Siracusa 8o km.,

archeological site Piazza Armerina 80 km.

Prices and Availability

Rental rates

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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event Price
high season
16 Jun 2017 - 15 Sep 2017
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
low season
16 Sep 2017 - 31 Dec 2017
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees

Booking Notes:
For a definitive booking it is kindly requested a deposit of 25 of the price, the final balance will be payed cash on arrival.
A security refundable deposit of 250 euro is due on arrival.

Changeover Day:
The changeover day is Saturday, but we are flexible if possible.
The check in is between 4 p.m. until 8 p.m. the departure time is before 10 a.m.
We can agree also a later arrival time.

Notes on prices:
Included in the price: Water, gas, electricity a set of bed and bath linen for person.
Not included : conditioning, according to consumption.
Final cleaning 70 euro
Refundable deposit 250 euro.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund for cancellations more than 14 days before check-in date.
  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
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Updated: 26-Jun-2017


Property Type

  • villa


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


  • Freezer
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob


  • Dining Area


  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television

Pool / Spa

  • Private Pool


  • Long-term Renters Welcome

Location Type

  • near the sea
  • rural


  • arboretum
  • bay
  • caves
  • churches
  • duty free shops
  • live theatre
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation centre
  • reefs
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • theme parks
  • volcano
  • waterfalls
  • winery tours

Leisure Activities

  • eco tourism
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
  • medical services

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • cycling
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • golf pass optional
  • hunting
  • mountain biking
  • diving
  • ski lift pass
  • ski
  • snorkelling
  • bay fishing
  • caving
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing

Floor Area

  • 150 m²


  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet, Bath (no shower), Shower Enclosure, Bidet
  • Bathroom 2 - Toilet, Bath (no shower), Shower Enclosure, Bidet
  • En-suite bathroom to bedroom 1 with tube ,wc,bidet. En-suite bathroom to bedroom 2 with shower,wc,bidet


  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Large Double Bed
  • Bedroom 2 - 1 Large Double Bed
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 7 (2 Bedrooms) Notes on bedrooms: Bedroom 1 with double bed , Bedroom 2 with double bed and single bed Living room sofa bed


  • Golf ...
  • Garden
  • Barbecue


  • Self-catering

House Rules

  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • pets considered
  • children welcome


  • Notes on accommodation: The changeover day is Saturday, but we are flexible if possible Outside: The villa is surrounded by a Mediterranean garden with palms, olive trees, orange and lemon trees. There is a panoramic terrace with barbecue, table and chairs. The size of the private pool is 11 X 5 mt. Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: A set of bed and bath linen for person, weekly changed , are included in the price