"Hidden Jewel" Exceptional Sea View
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- Pets considered:No
- Wheel chair accessible:No
Taormina apartment description
IN 2008 RATED FIRST B&B IN TAORMINA ON TRIP ADVISOR!!
“A HIDDEN TREASURE” as described by one of our guests.
Villa Galante, with its spectacular views of the sea, is located in a quiet green area approximately 800 meters from the busy village center. It is the perfect place to relax and let the beauty of the sea replenish and restore. The house has been completely restored, but each room in the house contain several Sicilian antiques that recall the rustic origins of what once was a family winery (as verified by the local goat herder a spry 90 year old who was born there) . Today the family kitchen stands where the wine vats once were and the owners bottle their wine (complimentary bottle to guests) on the ground floor. The one bedroom apartment includes private bath, full kitchen, living room (with fireplace) and a large terrace with panoramic view of the sea.
For those needing more space, inquire if the two upstairs bedrooms are available (they are connected to the apartment by an inner staircase).
It is only a few minutes’ walk to the center of world renowned Taormina whose Greek and Roman ruins have been praised by authors and poets throughout the centuries. Taormina was also the site of the first Sicilian parliament and offers many examples of Sicilian Baroque 17th century architecture. There are small museums that provide information that help in understanding the complex cultural heritage.
Today the village of Taormina offers a surprising number of good cafes, restaurants and shops. (With regard to restaurants, the locals love them too so ask Michael to reserve for dinner).
It is only an additional 100 meters to the cable car/funivia that will take you down to the beach where you can enjoy the incredible blue and turquoise water and many wonderful seafood restaurants. In fact "foodies" will complain that there isn't enough time to sample all the fine restaurants. There are several free beaches or private beach clubs (with paid entrance) to choose from.
Near Taormina are some of the best examples of Greek and Roman ruins in Sicily ( some historians say that they are among the best in the world). Many interesting itineraries can be planned using Taormina as a departure point.
We do have free parking available.
“It is clear from the warm and personal choice of furniture that Villa Galante originated as a private residence.” Guest comment
The apartment has a very large private terrace with a sea view . The floors are all of antiqued pink Verona marble. The living room and connected kitchen have a sea view through the terrace doors. There is a corner fireplace, sofa /hide abed, dining room table, TV and Wi-Fi computer connection.. The kitchen is fully equipped including a large freezer to store our great Sicilian gelato. There is a breakfast counter with 2 bar stools. Proceeding down the hall you come to the full size bath room with an extra large shower all in white Sicilian tile. The bedroom has an antique painted dresser, wardrobe and queen size bed. This seems to be a magical bedroom even insomniacs say they sleep well.
- Vacation Rental
- Non Smoking Only
- Pets Not Allowed
- Minimum Age Limit For Renters
Bedrooms: 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 4, Beds for 2-4
Bathrooms: 1 Bathroom
Kitchen & Dining
- Wood Fireplace:
- Parking Off Street:
- Ping Pong Table
- Deck / Patio:
- Outdoor Grill
Location & View
- Mountain Biking
- Jet Skiing
- Wildlife Viewing
- Health/Beauty Spa
- Fitness Center
- Horseback Riding
- Sight Seeing
ReviewsWrite a review
What a view - truly stunning
What a view - truly stunning
Mike and Rose are the ultimate hosts - expats living in Taormina, willing to share their million dollar view with people. It is amazing. We spent just 2 nights with them, and between the best breakfast and the best view we've enjoyed in the 5 weeks we have been in Italy, and of course the wonderful conversations, well, nothing was missing. We stayed in the Terrace room. Not much of a room actually, a bed, a table, 2 chairs and a tiny fridge that came on and off all night. But a private and very lovely bathroom - and most importantly, the ability to take our breakfast and move out onto the terrace. Their view was wonderful. Their garden was a delight. I can't even begin to recommend them highly enough. Just a note - if you do not have a car, you will need a lift from the train station to their place. It is high on one of the hills of Taormina. Let Mike know your needs - he will take care of you. Also, the walk to the main street is short, but up and down hill. The first time we did it, we were a bit surprised, but once you know the way, it is really lovely. Everyone we passed said hi, or smiled. What a lovely neighborhood to live in.
- Guest the soup lady (Montreal, Quebec, Canada)
- Date of stay 05/12/10
- Review Submitted 05/18/10
Recommended for: Sightseeing, romantic getaway, age 55+, tourists without a car.
Rate ............ €125/night minimum 4 nights. Rates Aug 2009 .. €150/night minimum 4 nights. We will discount for stays over the minimum. We also discount the rate 5% for cash. Additional charges apply if additional rooms are required.
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Year Purchased: 1996
About the owner: Rose basicly designed an built the property. We have been living here for over ten years. Rose is Sicilian although she was born in the states and was educated there. Her parents were from Castelamare Del Gulfo. She is a practicing psychologist and operates a post graduate school to train psychologist a psychiarists to do family therapy. I am a retired school teacher of 44 years and operate the B&B. I came to Sicily in 1989 when I retired from New Mexico and started working at Naval Air Station Sigonella. Sicily is a spectacular place to live and we invite you to come stay with us awhile.
Why the Owner Chose Taormina:
I meet Rose in 1990 while I was teaching in Sicily and have been here for the last 20 years. Sicily is truly a magical place and great for your health. I recommend it to everyone. Our apartment is part of our home, and we lived in the apartment while the rest of the house was being built.
The Unique Benefits at this Apartment:
We have an outstanding view of the sea and across to the "Continent" as we say here. We are 220 meters above the sea and in a quiet neighborhood. It is a 10 minute drive down to the sea and the water on this side of the island is exceptional. We are on the lea side of the island so swimming is easier here than on other sides of the island. Villa Galante is a 10 min. walk from Taormina, where there are many sights to see and many up scale shops. There are also many very fine restaurants serving excellent meals in Taormina.
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View from the Terrace
Dining area in living room
Bathroom with large shower
View from the terrace of the coast line toward the continent
Living room with sofa sleeper and working fireplace
Fully equipped Kitchen
Bedroom with double bed and antique Sicilian Chest of Drawers
Arel View of Isole Bella which is in easy reach of Villa Galante
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