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Near Taormina: Farmhouses with Pool in an Orange Grove, Only 3 Km from the Beach

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Last updated: 12/19/2014
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  • Minimum stay:7 nights
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Catania chateau / country house description

Borgo Aranci is a well-kept group of farmhouses set amongst a fragrant organic orange grove near Taormina. The property boasts far reaching views onto countless orange trees with the blue sea beyond, the mighty Etna, occasionally providing a sparkling fireworks show, and the Taormina hills to the north. The houses date back to the 18th century and have been beautifully restored and lovingly furnished. They can only be rented together. You can choose if you want to rent the property for 10, 14 or 18 people. The rental prices refer to an occupancy of 10 people. Surcharge if rented for more than 10 people as follows:

Weekly rates for up to 14 people (4 season periods): low season 3600 Euro / 1st mid season 4400 Euro / 2nd mid season 5200 Euro / high season 6450 Euro.

Weekly rates for up to 18 people (4 season periods): low season 4200 Euro / 1st mid season 5400 Euro / 2nd mid season 6400 Euro / high season 6950 Euro.

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The spacious property is located in one of Sicily's most coveted regions: it sits ot the east coast, at the foot of the magestic Etna Mountain, Europe's tallest active volcano, just 3 km from the sea and 17 km from Taormina, Sicily's most famous tourist resort. An electronic entrance gate leads to the 3 ha property. As you make your way down the long drive you will see orange trees as far as the eye can see until you reach the houses with it´s simple facades, sun-bleached walls and dark green shutters. On arrival your focus will turn to the immaculate lawns and the inviting pool. Although there are three buildings, making it excellent for large parties, we only rent it for exclusive use, so you will never share pool or grounds with other guests. You are welcome to choose if renting the property for a group of 10, 14 or 18 people. Rented all houses a total of 10 bedrooms (8 doubles/twins and 2 single bedrooms) and 6 baths are at your disposal.

THE THREE HOUSES:

CEDRO (sleeps 10 / 205 sqm):
Ground floor: 1 living/dining room, 1 kitchen, 1 bathroom, 1 single bedroom.
Upper floor: 3 double bedrooms, 1 twin bedroom (can be prepared as double bedroom), 1 single bedroom all sharing 2 bathrooms.

POMPELMO (sleeps 4 / 115 sqm):
Ground floor: 1 dining/living area, 1 kitchen, 1 bathroom.
Upper floor: 1 double bedroom (can be prepared as twin bedroom), 1 twin bedroom, 1 bathroom.

MANDARINO (sleeps 4 / 70 sqm):
Ground floor: 1 living/dining room, 1 kitchen, 1 twin bedroom with exit to the terrace, 1 double bedroom with exit to the terrace, 1 bathroom.

Fine materials, typical for the region, have been used for the restauration: the floors were laid with hand-made, square terracotta tiles in warm colors. Polished, silvery-gray lava stone has been used for the terrace. The kitchen cupboards are made of white, enameled, fired slabs of lava. Hand-painted tiles decorate the white ceramic panels on the bathroom and kitchen walls. The terraces have shadow roofs, are equipped with beautiful garden furniture, and there is a stone barbecue.

The property is reached by a long track running through the organic orange groves and boasts fabulous views in all directions. The pool is 2 m deep. It offers a magnificent view of the grove and the sea. There are plenty of shaded areas for al fresco dining and relaxing whilst enjoying the views of the surrounding countryside and the sea. Guests are welcome to make use of herbs, fruit and vegetables from the estate's organic kitchen garden. The grove is full of many different fruit trees from peaches and cherries to pears, apricots and figs. Enjoy your breakfast orange juice fresh from the tree - from October to April.

Daily maid service and cook available on request. The discreet and helpful owners usually occupy a fourth property on the estate but the use of the gardens and swimming pool remain exclusive to guests. A motorway running several hundred metres behind the house does not impair the fabulous view, but may be audible if the wind is blowing out to sea. In our opinion, and in those of clients that have stayed here, it does not disturb. The oranges in the grove are harvested, those from the trees near the house are left hanging. The orange harvest takes place between mid April and mid May, and during this time, the nearby country road witnesses a rise in traffic, namely the vehicles transporting the oranges.

EXPLORING THE AREA:

Situated near the town of Fiumefreddo about half way between Catania and Taormina, Borgo Aranci is a good base from which to visit Taormina, Catania, Mount Etna and the various fascinating villages on its flanks.

Taormina, the pearl of Sicily, is 14 miles (20 minute drive) away. Taormina is wonderful blend of Greek, Roman, Arab and Baroque architecture. It sits high on a hill, overlooking one of the most beautiful landscapes in the world. Views are dramatic and spectacular. The ancient Greek amphitheater puts on plays every night during the summer months. In town, picturesque alleys and half-flights of steps are lined with elegant boutiques and restaurants. With ancient monuments, flowered courtyards, tiny alleys, cafés, restaurants, shops, and tourists from all over the world, it's easy to see why Taormina is considered one of Sicily's most beautiful towns. The drive to the beach is easy and quick. The next spot for bathing is Marina di Cottone (3 km). The lava shingle beach is 7 km long and has crystal clear water. The beaches of Fiumefreddo and Marina di Cottone have received several consecutive 'Bandiere Blu' attesting to the cleanliness of the water and their general ecological excellence.

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Property Type

  • Chateau / Country House
  • 350 m²

Accommodation Type

      • Vacation Rental

      Meals

          • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

          Onsite Services

          • Housekeeper
          • Private Chef
          • Staff

          Suitability

          • Groups
          • Children Welcome
          • Pets Considered

          Bedrooms: 10 Bedrooms, Sleeps 18

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          • THE HOUSES: CEDRO (sleeps 10 / 205 sqm): Ground floor: 1 living/dining room, 1 kitchen, 1 bathroom, 1 single bedroom. Upper floor: 3 double bedrooms, 1 twin bedroom (can be prepared as double bedroom), 1 single bedroom all sharing 2 bathrooms. POMPELMO (sleeps 4 / 115 sqm): Ground floor: 1 dining/living area, 1 kitchen, 1 bathroom. Upper floor: 1 double bedroom (can be prepared as twin bedroom), 1 twin bedroom, 1 bathroom. MANDARINO (sleeps 4 / 70 sqm): Ground floor: 1 living/dining room, 1 kitchen, 1 twin bedroom with exit to the terrace, 1 double bedroom with exit to the terrace, 1 bathroom....moreless

          Bathrooms: 6 Bathrooms

          Other Amenities

              • Weekly rates for up to 14 people (4 season periods): low season 3600 Euro / 1st mid season 4400 Euro / 2nd mid season 5200 Euro / high season 6450 Euro. Weekly rates for up to 18 people (4 season periods): low season 4200 Euro / 1st mid season 5400 Euro / 2nd mid season 6400 Euro / high season 6950 Euro....moreless

              Entertainment

              • CD Player
              • DVD Player
              • Satellite / Cable

              Theme

              • Away From It All
              • Family
              • Romantic
              • Sports & Activities
              • Tourist Attractions

              Attractions

              • Autumn Foliage
              • Bay/Sound
              • Churches
              • Cinemas
              • Live Theater
              • Marina
              • Museums
              • Recreation Center
              • Restaurants
              • Ruins
              • Volcano
              • Winery Tours

              Local Services & Businesses

              • ATM/Bank
              • Groceries

              Leisure Activities

              • Beachcombing
              • Bird Watching
              • Gambling Casinos
              • Horseback Riding
              • Paddle Boating
              • Scenic Drives
              • Sight Seeing
              • Walking

              Location Type

              • Beach
              • Near The Ocean

              Sports & Adventure Activities

              • Cycling
              • Fishing
              • Golf
              • Hiking
              • Mountain Biking
              • Mountain Climbing
              • Mountaineering
              • Paragliding
              • Sailing
              • Scuba Diving Or Snorkeling
              • Snorkeling
              • Swimming
              • Tennis
              • Water Skiing
              • Wind-Surfing

              Dining

              • Child's Highchair
              • Dining Area
              • Seating for 14 people

              General

              • Air Conditioning
              • Fireplace
              • Heating
              • Internet
              • Iron & Board
              • Linens Provided
              • Living Room
              • Local Maps
              • Parking
              • Parking Off Street
              • Towels Provided
              • Washing Machine
              • Wireless Internet

              Kitchen

              • 4 Ring Stove
              • Blender
              • Coffee Maker
              • Cooking Utensils
              • Dishes & Utensils
              • Dishwasher
              • Freezer
              • Gourmet Kitchen
              • Grill
              • Kitchen
              • Microwave
              • Oven
              • Refrigerator
              • Stove
              • Toaster

              Outside

              • Barbecue
              • Deck / Patio
              • Deck Furniture
              • Lawn / Garden
              • Outdoor Furniture
              • Outdoor Grill
              • Patio
              • Porch / Veranda
              • Terrace

              Pool / Spa

                  • Private Pool

                  Forms Of Payment

                      • Accept Credit Card

                      Property Descriptor

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                          Rental basis: Per property
                          Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
                          Low season
                          Oct 26 - Dec 27, 2014
                          7 night min stay

                          €2,800

                          Changeover Day: Saturday

                          Mid season 1
                          Dec 28 - Jan 3, 2015
                          7 night min stay

                          €3,600

                          Changeover Day: Saturday

                          Low season
                          Jan 4 - Mar 28, 2015
                          7 night min stay

                          €2,800
                          Mid season 1
                          Mar 29 - Jun 27, 2015
                          7 night min stay

                          €3,600
                          High season
                          Jun 28 - Aug 29, 2015
                          7 night min stay

                          €6,250
                          Mid season 2
                          Aug 30 - Sep 12, 2015
                          7 night min stay

                          €4,200
                          Mid season 1
                          Sep 13 - Oct 24, 2015
                          7 night min stay

                          €3,600
                          Low season
                          Oct 25 - Dec 26, 2015
                          7 night min stay

                          €2,800
                          Mid season 1
                          Dec 27 - Jan 2, 2016
                          7 night min stay

                          €3,600

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                          Fees:

                          • No additional mandatory fees
                          • Taxes Not included

                          Notes:

                          The prices refer to an occupancy of 10 people.

                          Weekly rates for up to 14 people: low season 3600 Euro / 1st mid season 4400 Euro / 2nd mid season 5200 Euro / high season 6450 Euro.

                          Weekly rates for up to 18 people: low season 4200 Euro / 1st mid season 5400 Euro / 2nd mid season 6400 Euro / high season 6950 Euro.


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                          Location

                          52 Kilometres
                          Nearest Airport
                          Catania
                          1 Kilometres
                          Nearest Barpub
                          Fiumefreddo
                          30 Kilometres
                          Nearest Golf
                          17 Kilometres
                          Nearest Train
                          Taormina
                          1 Kilometres
                          Nearest Motorway
                          Fiumefreddo
                          2 Kilometres
                          Nearest Restaurant
                          Fiumefreddo
                          3 Kilometres
                          Nearest Beach
                          Marina di Cottone

                          Car: Necessary

                          This property is located in one of Sicily's most coveted regions: it sits ot the east coast, at the foot of the magestic Etna Mountain, Europe's tallest active volcano, just 3 km from the sea and 22 km from Taormina, Sicily's most famous tourist resort.

                          TOURING IDEAS:

                          Fiumefreddo (bar, pizzeria, grocery shop) 2 km

                          Motorini and bike rental 2 km,

                          Marina di Cottone (beach) 3 km

                          Mascali (habour, boat rental) 7 km

                          Taormina 17 km

                          Arcireale 30 km

                          Catania 52 km

                          Siracusa 90 km

                          Piazza Armerina 100 km

                          Caltagirone 100 km

                          Cefalu 160 km

                          Palermo 190 km

                          Agrigento 200 km

                          SPORTS:

                          Swimming

                          Windsurf 15 km

                          Diving 15 km

                          Sailing 15 km

                          Water skiing 15 km

                          Tennis court 15 km

                          Golf course (18 wholes) 30 km

                          Syracuse, the baroque towns of the Noto valley, the quiet beaches of Vendicari and Capo Passero to the south and Messina to the north are all comfortably reachable for day trips. Excursions to Palermo and Cefalu, to the fabulous mosaics at the Piazza Armerina and the wonderful temple of Agrigento are only some of the many attractive destinations.

                          Your daily shopping can be done in Fiumefreddo. Fiumefreddo also has a bar, a pizzeria and a cinema (open-air cinema during the summer months).

                           

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                          Why Catania:
                          Fully renovated farmhouses on large, leafy private property. Outstanding views of the snow-capped Etna or the blue sea and the countless oranges in the evergreen grove.

                          The Unique Benefits at this Chateau / Country House:
                          This spot is one of the wealthiest and probably best regions in Sicily. The earth is rich - there is no lack of water and the area profits from a unique micro-climate: the high mountain protects it from the cold north winds in winter - daytime temperatures rarely fall below 20°, even in the coolest months (December, January, February). Bathing is possible from April to October and sunbathing even at at Christmas. In the height of summer, the ice and snow-capped peaks provide a cool breeze on the long, hot evenings.


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                          €2,800 - €6,250 per week (EUR)
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                          10 Bedroom / 6 Bathroom
                          Sleeps 18

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                          Minimum stay: 7 nights
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