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Taormina 4 charming unities, country, garden, pool, wifi, close to the beach - Polyphemus

Taormina, Messina, Italy
  • House753 sq. ft.
  • Bedrooms2
  • Sleeps6
  • Bathrooms0
  • Half Baths0
  • Minimum Stay3 - 7 nights

Charming cottages , Taormina, pool,wifi, garden,lemongrove,close to the beach

The four houses are named Luna-Polifemo- Leone and Trinacria and derive from the refurbishment of an old farmstead located in the stunning countryside of Taormina and more precisely in a princely family estate producing oranges, lemons, olive oil and wine.

The cottage LUNA is equipped for max 6 pax (4 adults and 2 children) and consists of 2 double bedrooms with their own bath with shower (2 bathrooms with shower in all), a confortable kitchen-dining-living room with a small mezzanine with 2 beds for children 5/13, an exclusive gazebo with cane covering and creepers ideal to stay al fresco or have meals.

Max 4 adults + 2 children (5-13 years).

The cottage POLIFEMO is equipped for max 6 pax (4 adults and 2 children) and consists of 2 double bedrooms with their own bath with shower (2 bathrooms with shower in all), a living room with a kitchinette and a small mezzanine with 2 beds for children 5/13, an exclusive gazebo with cane covering and creepers ideal to stay al fresco or have meals. Max 4 adults + 2 children (5-13 years).

The cottage LEONE AND TRINACRIA are equipped for max 4 pax (2 adults and 2 children) and consist each one of 1 double bedroom with his own bath with shower, a kitchen-dining-living room with a small mezzanine with 2 beds for children 5/13, an exclusive gazebo with cane covering and creepers ideal to stay al fresco or have meals.

Max 2 adults + 2 children (5-13 years).

The 4 houses share a mature lush extended garden with a big stunning pool area with solarium in the lemongrove. The pool is available from May on.

Changeover day preference : Saturday (other dates must be agreed with the owner).

Services and facilities included in the price: weekly linen and towels, shaded parking area , communal swimming pool,wifi, communal washing machine.

There is a person encharged for check in and check out who provides guests with all infos related to the area such as restaurants, shops, supermarkets, pharmacy, excursions. The area is very safe and serene ideal for country lovers and in the mean time close to the beach, Taormina and shops. The nearest airport is Catania (Fontanarossa) distant about 60 kms from the property. The car is essential (Sicily is a very big island). Restaurants and shops are distant between 10/15 minutes driving from the property. The nearest beach in Giardini Naxos is at 2 kms from the property (sandy). The location is ideal to visit oriental Sicily (Taormina, Etna, Catania, Valley of Alcantara, Savoca (the village where the Godfather was filmed...)

A dream place for a dream holiday.

Owner

Gabriele

Member Since 2002
Premier Partner
This VRBO partner has demonstrated and is committed to fast response times, the best rates, and a great guest experience.
Response rate:
80%
Response time:
within one day
Speaks:
english, french, italian
Calendar last updated:
Mar 27, 2018
About Gabriele

I love Sicily

Why Gabriele chose Taormina

Ideal for country lovers, amazing garden and pool area, lemons, oranges, olive trees and flowers. Close to Taormina and to the beach. Spectacular view of Etna and in the mean time away from it all.

What makes this House unique

There is a person encharged for check-in, check-out and guests assistance during the stay. There is a mantainor for any tecnical problem occurring and the owner lives in the estate for most part of the year.

Amenities

    • Internet
    • Pets Welcome
    • Air Conditioning
    • Swimming pool
    • Heater
    • Kids Welcome
    • Washer & Dryer
    • Parking
    • No Smoking

      Bedrooms

      • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
      • Bedroom
        1 king
      • Bedroom
        1 king
      • Bedroom 3
        2 twin/ single, mezzanine
      • 2 bedrooms (Queen size or twins), 2 children's beds in the mezzanine

      Bathrooms

      • 0 Bathrooms
      • Bathroom
        combination tub/shower
      • Bathroom 2
        combination tub/shower
      • Confortable, cozy

      Location Type

        • Near The Ocean
        • Resort
        • Rural

          Theme

            • Away From It All
            • Family
            • Farm Holidays
            • Romantic

              Meals

                • Guests provide their own meals

                  General

                    • Air Conditioning
                      extra on demand
                    • Hair Dryer
                    • Heating
                      extra on demand
                    • Internet
                      free wifi
                    • Linens Provided
                    • Parking
                      shaded car parking
                    • Sunbed
                    • Towels Provided
                    • Washing Machine
                      communal in the outdoor
                    • Free Wifi

                      Kitchen

                        • 2 Ring Stove
                        • Coffee Maker
                        • Dishes & Utensils
                          for 6
                        • Kitchenette
                        • Microwave
                          on demand
                        • Refrigerator
                        • Toaster

                          Dining

                            • Child's Highchair
                            • Dining
                              you may have meals inside or in the outdoor patio-gazebo
                            • Dining Area
                            • comfy seating for 6 people

                              Entertainment

                                • Books

                                  Outside

                                    • Lawn / Garden
                                    • Outdoor Grill
                                    • Terrace

                                      Suitability

                                        • Long-term Renters Welcome
                                        • wheelchair inaccessible

                                          Pool / Spa

                                            • Communal Pool
                                              amazing pool area
                                            • Outdoor Pool

                                              Attractions

                                                • museums
                                                • autumn foliage
                                                • caves
                                                • cinemas
                                                • duty free shops
                                                • forests
                                                • live theater
                                                • bay/sound
                                                • nude beach
                                                • restaurants
                                                • ruins
                                                • theme parks
                                                • volcano
                                                • water parks
                                                • winery tours

                                                  Leisure Activities

                                                    • horseback riding
                                                    • outlet shopping
                                                    • scenic drives
                                                    • walking

                                                      Local Services & Businesses

                                                        • ATM/bank
                                                        • Babysitter
                                                        • fitness center
                                                        • groceries
                                                        • hospital
                                                        • laundromat
                                                        • massage therapist
                                                        • medical services

                                                          Sports & Adventure Activities

                                                            • cycling
                                                            • golf
                                                            • mountain biking
                                                            • mountain climbing
                                                            • mountaineering
                                                            • surfing
                                                            • swimming
                                                            • tennis
                                                            • water skiing
                                                            • wind-surfing

                                                              Notes

                                                                • stunning countryside and garden. Close to the beach and Taormina. great view of the Etna volcano.

                                                                  House Rules

                                                                  Check-in: 12:00 PM

                                                                  Check-out: 11:00 AM

                                                                  Cancellation Policy

                                                                  100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date. You must contact the owner directly to request cancellation.

                                                                  16 Reviews

                                                                  Excellent4.6/5

                                                                  Latest reviews

                                                                  Peaceful cottages with lovely pool/Etna views

                                                                  Sarah W.

                                                                  Absolutely lovely rural property with little private garden and big shared pool with diving board (which we had to ourselves a lot of the time). The cottage was very clean and well maintained. And Monica, our meet-and-greeter, was extremely helpful and welcoming. Kitchen equipment (utensils etc) on the sparse side but there is a very useful bbq grill on the patio. Beach at G Naxos is 5-10 mins drive; beautiful Taormina is only 15/20 minutes. Supermarket 5 mins. Only downside is no decent cafes/eateries nearby (Trappittello itself is v unremarkable), but Monica recommmended a really lovely local restaurant in nearby Graniti (Ristorante Flora) - a 15/20 minute drive. A few mosquitoes around in evenings - so pack repellent.

                                                                  Ah- and amazing views of smoking Etna and nearby hills. We had a perfect family holiday.

                                                                  Owner's Response:

                                                                  Many Thanks for your detailed useful review !

                                                                  Lovely location just a shame palifemo apartment is run down and expensive air conditioning

                                                                  danielle m.

                                                                  Property layout, location and the pool is perfect for anyone with kids looking for playmates in peaceful surroundings. Monica the lady looking after the properties is there no matter what you need. Lovely lady.

                                                                  The only downside is we were staying in the palifemo apartment which was in need of some restoration and we did find the kitchen utensils not very clean. I would stay in luna next time much nicer! Also watch it as after you book the property on home away you then receive an email asking for more money on arrival for air conditioning and cleaning and tax. Came to a lot for just one week. It was a lovely holiday though and we didn't want to leave!

                                                                  Owner's Response:

                                                                  Hello thanks for the enquiry but please next time you have problems with utensils keep in contact with the house manager who will sort the problem on. Also important to read the rental agreement before booking. Hope to see you again soon in the property. Gabriele

                                                                  A beautiful hideaway with great views of Mt Etna

                                                                  Stephen G.

                                                                  We spent two weeks in Polifemo this summer. It is part of a small complex of well appointed holiday homes situated in beautiful grounds, all with shared access to a large swimming pool. The property was very much as we expected from the listing description, if not better. It was very clean and well-maintained. We received a lot of helpful advice on arrival from Monica with useful recommendations on where to go, local supermarkets and good local restaurants. Both Gabriele, the owner, and Monica were extremely helpful to us when our rental car got a flat tyre, directing us to a local tyre bay and helping us to change the wheel. The customer service throughout was outstanding. I would certainly recommend this property to a friend, relative or anyone else who would listen to me. In terms of local attractions, this property is well placed for anyone wishing to explore Messina, Taormina and North East Sicily as well as Mount Etna, Catania and Siracusa. Our favourite things to do locally were the cable car up Mount Etna, the cool waters of the Alcantara gorge, the beautiful Greek/Roman theatre in Taormina and the fabulous and historic city of Siracusa. The restaurants nearby were wonderful and we didn't have a disappointing meal the whole time we were there. Two particular favourites were Paradise near Gaggi and Al Giardino just outside the gate of the Taormina Giardino Pubblico. We liked the food and service so much, we went twice. Thankyou Monica and Gabriele for an absolutely fabulous holiday.

                                                                  Owner's Response:

                                                                  So many thanks for the wonderful review with so many useful infos.

                                                                  Lovely secluded villa

                                                                  Charlotte

                                                                  We stayed in villa Lunasole which was perfect for two families (four adults and two young children). The villa was clean, simple and well laid out. The kitchen had everything you need and we ate our meals on the veranda. The pool area is lovely with views of mount Etna, beautiful flowers surrounding it, sun loungers & comfy chairs, toilets and even a little playground which kept our 2 and 4 year olds happy as did the lizards darting around. Communication during booking was prompt and easy and Monica, who met us on arrival, is a lovely lady. She gave us lots of info on the local area and even drove with us to a supermarket open on Sunday evening when we arrived. She was on call but unobtrusive throughout our stay and really helped us feel at home. Thank you Monica! Taormina is an easy drive along the beautiful coast road as are the more local restaraunts, shops and gelaterias of Giardini Naxos. For us this was a perfect place - affordable and within reach of Taormina and other places but peaceful and well equipped so that we could also spend days by the pool without leaving the estate. And the kids loved it too.

                                                                  Owner's Response:

                                                                  Hello Dear really hope to see you and your family back soon !

                                                                  Many Thanks

                                                                  Great holiday home in a beautiful area

                                                                  Remco W.

                                                                  We stayed at Polifemo, with 2 bedrooms and 2 bathrooms. We were with 2 adults and one 4-year-old boy. Very nice, well kept holiday home. Table and chairs for outside, to enjoy your dinners in the Sicilian evening. Superb location of the swimming pool in a beautiful garden, with views on mountains and Etna. Our son was so delighted when he first saw the pool and the cottage. Great location to start your trips in Sicily. And last but not least, very helpful and kind host (Monica) and owner.

                                                                  Owner's Response:

                                                                  HELLO THANKS FOR THE WONDERFUL REVIEW !

                                                                  truly amazing property and atmosphere

                                                                  Marek T.

                                                                  We have stayed at Lunasole, it was truly wonderful, we had a great time. Everything was perfect: the accomodation, scenery, the pool and especially the atmosphere. Our special thanks go to Monika (appointed contact person) who is a great person and was very helpfull in solving our various querries. Marek and family, Czech Republic

                                                                  Owner's Response:

                                                                  Many thanks for the wonderful review

                                                                  Location

                                                                  Taormina, Messina, Italy

                                                                  Ideal for country lovers and in the mean time close to the beach and Taormina center town (10-15 minutes driving). Car necessary. The holiday homes are located amid the peace of the Sicilian countryside, 2 kms from the sea, 7 from the centre of Taormina, 10 from the Gorges of Alcantara, 35 from Etna (cableway), 100 from Syracuse, 150 from Noto, Modica and Ragusa Ibla and 90 from Piazza Armerina. The property is the ideal base for visiting the oriental Sicily. Other Activities: Etna excursions, Gorges of Alcantara discovery, Syracuse, Noto (barok valley), Piazza Armerina (roman villa), valle d'Agrò, Savoca the village where the Godfather was filmed.

                                                                  Rates & Availability

                                                                  Additional information about rental rates

                                                                  Tax Rate
                                                                  10%

                                                                  Prices can be changed by the owner prior to the booking is done. Pool available from Easter to October. Standard services and taxes included in the price : Vat, weekly full linen and towels (including pool towels), shaded and gated parking area, pool maintainance, wifi, night light in the parking area, 24 h. daily maintainor assistance for any breakage occurring, 24 h. emergency electric generator, check-in and check.out, communal washing machine. Extras to be paid on the spot: air conditioning/heating daily € 17 (on demand), final cleaning weekly € 70 (obligatory). For other rental conditions, included services, facilities and extras see the Rental agreement or ask to the owner.

                                                                  $232avg/night
                                                                  16 Reviews
                                                                  Excellent 4.6/5
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