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Villa in Sicily with pool in front of Eolie islands

Sleeps15
Bedrooms 6
Bathrooms3
Space 3,229 sq. ft.
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights

Overview

About the property

6 rooms, 3 bathromms, swmming pool, jacuzzi tub, sauna, tennis court

Villa "Le Zagare" is a luxurious building with swimming pool, it's the perfect house to rent for your holidays in Sicily. It is built on the Thyrrenian coast of the beautiful Messina province, from which the Eolie islands and Taormina stand out.

Villa "Le Zagare" has terraces and porches facing the Mediterranean Sea, all surrounded in a beautiful garden with an orchard. If you love good food and a healthy environment, you will be amazed by the variety of fruits you can find inside the garden: oranges, lemons, tangerines, peaches, figs, plums, and many more. You can also bring your pets with you, animals are welcome here.

The villa is provided with internet connection, dishwasher and linens. Villa "Le Zagare" is the ideal location for a relaxing holiday with your family or your friends. The place can easily host up to 15 people and it's all surrounded by nature, the sea, and the Sun. You will stay in a prestigious building, with all the comforts at the cost of a B&B.

Arranged on two floors, the villa is provided with the following features:

• a swimming pool

• 6 large bedrooms

• 3 comfortable bathrooms with showers and all the optionals

• 1 Jacuzzi (outside)

• sauna room

• private tennis field

• private car park

• wi-fi and internet station

• plasma TV 50"

• dishwasher

• microwave oven

• espresso coffee machine

• wood oven

• washing machine

• linens

The villa is only a few kilometers away from Villafranca motorway tollbooth, from which you can reach Messina. We suggest you to rent a car, so you can visit all the splendid locations that the province of Messina has to offer, they are all easily reachable from the villa.

The territory

Villa "Le Zagare" is located in the Sicilian province of Messina, one of the richest area of the island. Among the most famous touristic attractions here, there are: Taormina, the Eolie island (Alicudi, Filicudi, Lipari, Panarea, Salina, Stromboli and Vulcano), but also Milazzo – recently added to the rankings of "most beautiful Italian villages" -, Tindari with its sanctuary of "black mother Mary", and Marinello where you can find a natural reserve.

Eolie islands: how to reach them

The islands can be reached from Milazzo. Villa "Le Zagare" is near the A20 motorway that connects Messina to Palermo, and Milazzo is only 20 minutes away by car from there. Once you're in Milazzo you can choose how to reach the Eolie islands, you can rent a private boat with a skipper that will allow you to visit more islands in a single day, this allows you choose the itinerary "on board", the alternative to this is to buy a ticket for the most common tourist vessel: the hydrofoil.

Eolie islands: what to do and what to see

You've reached one of the 7 islands, what now? Since the islands have a volcanic origin (Vulcano and Stromboli are still active!), one of the main attraction are hot springs and mud baths: these are a 100% natural health spa. If you prefer trekking we suggest you to join one of the many visits to the crater of Stromboli or Vulcano, where you'll enjoy the most beautiful view of the whole archipelago, don't forget your camera!

If you are the earth-loving type and want to stay in an uncontaminated environment, Alicudi is the place for you. Since on the island there are no ATM points and no pharmacy, make sure you land on the island with money and whatever you need. Even without those commodities Alicudi is still great and maybe that's her beauty, here you can live the nature and the sea on an island that stopped following the flow of time.

The island of Filicudi offers you crystalline waters, a coast full of little bays and life. Here you can enjoy the most beautiful scuba diving experience: Grotta dei Gamberi (32meters deep) houses the wreck of an ancient Roman boat (dated II centuy b.C.).

A visit to Panarea “the VIP's island”, is another unforgettable experience. Here you can relax on its sandy beaches, Capo Junco, Cala degli Zimmari and Calcara beach are the most famous locations. Panarea is important even on the cultural side, as you can find the ruins of the prehistoric village of Capo Milazzese (XIV century b.C.).

Last but not least, Lipari. The biggest island of the “7 Eolian wonders”. Lipari offers you every kind of attractions: from the beautiful Marina Corta with its realistic nativity scenes, to the fortified city with its castle. The citadel is also an open air museum full of churches and cloisters, you'll love to get lost inside its alleys.

Milazzo: what to do and what to see

Milazzo is filled with history and culture, it was first founded by the Greeks in the VII century b.C. Here you can walk on the Lungomare Garibaldi tasting the “granita” a typical Sicilian sweet breakfast, while also appreciating the baroque architecture of the city center.

On top of the city center you can find the Castle of Frederick II, the building that allowed Milazzo to enter the rankings of the “most beautiful Italian villages”, from here you can enjoy the most amazing view: the sea in front of you and the majestic mount Etna behind.

Other great place to visit here in Milazzo are : Polifemo's cave, the Dome (one of the few baroque building of the XVI century in Sicily), the ruins of “Palazzo dei Giurati”, the church of Madonna del Rosario and the church of S.Francesco di Paola.

Tindari e Marinello

Gently placed on a promontory overlooking the sea, the Sanctuary of Tindari rises up. It is famous for the wooden statue of the “Madonna Nera” (black mother Mary). The legend says that the statue came ashore from a shipwrecked boat sailing from Asia and it quickly became a spiritual point of reference for many Sicilians.

In Tindari there is also a Roman-Greek theater inside the archaeological area, from which you can enjoy the view of the Eolie islands, but also the salty lakes of Marinello, that are part of a natural reserve.

In this area you can also find the Cantine Gaglio, a famous wine-producing site that is the reference point for the Mamertino Doc. The winery manages to blend the bucolic beauty of the vineyard on the sea with a modern cellar where excellent wines are made. The owner will accompany you inside the vineyard, explaining you the history of the place and allowing you to taste the production, while allowing you to taste wine and other local products.

What to eat

One of the reasons why Sicily attracts so many tourists is food. In Sicily you can eat like a king without spending like one. Street food in Messina? Granita, focaccia, pitoni and arancini.

Even though you can eat granita (a typical Sicilian ice-cold dessert) everywhere in Sicily, the granita of Messina is considered the best on the island, it's best in its coffee flavor, but you might want to try strawberry, lemon, and fruits.

Focaccia and Pitoni? Have you ever heard of them? These are two specialties of the Sicilian gastronomy. The first one is very similar to pizza, while the second one is a fried “calzone”; both of them are made with scarola (a kind of salad), chopped tomatoes, anchovies and cheese.

For what concerns typical products, the Messina province offers you the delicious salame Sant'Angelo and the Nebrodi black pork. Don't forget to ask for a glass of Faro wine after your meals and, of course, don't forget to order the dessert! Messina is all about desserts, we suggest you to try the Pignolata, Cannoli, Bianco e Nero (similar to profiteroles) and Pasticcini with cream.

During the afternoon you might want to try a real gelato, you won't regret it.

Recommended among the tours, is a visit to the city of Messina itself. You will be amazed by the beauty of the “city of the strait”. Messina is in fact only 3 kilometers away from the Italian peninsula and, although you might have the impression that you can swim to the other side of the strait, the strong streams that run in the strait makes it almost impossible.

That generated, during the centuries, many legends about the two monsters Scilla e Cariddi that made boat shipwreck in this part of the sea. Maybe we'll tell you the story, while looking at the sunset near Torre Faro, where you can enjoy the most beautiful view, while also relaxing or having a swim in the sea.

Here we are in the land of Faro Doc, a wine that you can taste at the winery “Tenuta Rasocolmo” while walking through the vineyards overlooking the sea. Not far from Torre Faro you can find the lakes of Ganzirri, two small salty lakes, famous for being a farm for sea food. We suggest you to stop here for lunch, to taste the amazing fresh fish.

There are a lot of restaurants that you won't forget easily. After lunch, you should go to the center of Messina, the city was rebuilt almost completely after the 1908 earthquake. Here you can visit the Dome that houses the biggest astronomical clock in Europe (still working!), the Church of Catalani, built before the earthquake, and the Sacrarium of Cristo Re (King Christ) that dominates the city, giving an incredible view on the strait.

All of this and much more awaits you in Sicily, in a villa you can only dream about, with your family or your friends. Villa le Zagare is the perfect place to relax and have fun, an unforgettable experience, among the perfumes of the “zagare” (the orange blossoms), the hot Sicilian sun, and the unique sunsets of the Thyrrenian sea.

More Details

Owner
Maurzio Munaò
Member since: 2012
Speaks: english, french, italian
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
July 4, 2017

Amenities

Messina Villa Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • villa (detached)
Meals:
  • Catering available
  • Breakfast - Booking Possible
  • Lunch - Booking Possible
  • Dinner - Booking Possible
Floor Area:
  • 3229 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 15:30 / Check-out: 10:00
  • Max. occupancy: 15
  • pets considered
Location Type:
  • Beach
  • Near The Ocean
  • Ocean View
  • River
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Holiday Resort
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Air Conditioning
  • Computer Available
  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Sofa Bed
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Water Cooler
  • Wireless Internet
Kitchen:
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
Dining:
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 15 people
Bathrooms:
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Salle de bains 1 - toilet , shower , Mini shower wc
    Salle de bains 2 - toilet , shower , bidet
    Salle de bains 3 - toilet , shower , bidet
Bedrooms:
  • 6 Bedrooms, Sleeps 15
  • Chambre 1 - 1 queen , 1 twin/ single , 1 baby crib
    Chambre 2 - 1 queen , 1 twin/ single
    Chambre 3 - 1 queen , 1 twin/ single
    Chambre 4 - 2 twin/ single
    Chambre 5 - 2 twin/ single
    Chambre 6 - 2 twin/ single
  • Ground Floor: 1 queen/twin bedroom & 1 queen bedroom both with garden views. 1 shared bathroom with shower. First Floor: 2 queen bedrooms both with sea views and private terraces. 2 queen/twin bedrooms with garden views. 2 shared bathrooms with shower.
Entertainment:
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Piano
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
Outside:
  • Balcony
  • Courtyard
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Porch / Veranda
  • Private Tennis Court
  • Tennis
  • Tennis Court
  • Terrace
  • Unscreened Porch / Veranda
  • 6 garden chairs
  • 6 beach chairs
Suitability:
  • unsuitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Outdoor Hot Tub
  • Private Pool
  • Sauna
Attractions:
  • autumn foliage
  • bay/sound
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • forests
  • marina
  • pond
  • reefs
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • theme parks
  • volcano
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • scenic drives
  • thalassotherapy
  • walking
  • water sports
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • fishing
  • hiking
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • tennis
  • water skiing

Reviews

Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
(16 traveler reviews)

Villa in Sicily with pool in front of Eolie islands
average rating of 4.875 based on 16 reviews
5

Great holiday

  • 5 of 5

We loved the house and the beautiful garden. Especially the children enjoyed the Jacuzzi, dove in the non heated pool and after that the warm Jacuzzi. We gazed at the view of the islands and the sea. Fresh fruit in the morning to make juice was great. Bakery at a short walk bakes delicious bread, but also serves pizza and very good ice cream. The house is very spacious and Maurizio helped us with directions and reservations. The noise coming from the road nearby is the only downside, but after a few days it gets used. We would recommend the house for a beautiful holiday!

  • Submitted: May 6, 2017
  • Stayed: Apr 2017
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5

Great holiday!

  • 5 of 5

We loved the house and the beautiful garden with jacuzzi and tennis court. We gazed at the view of the islands and the sea. Fresh fruit in the morning to make juice was great. The house is very spacious and Maurizio helped us with directions and reservations. The noise coming from the road nearby is the only downside, but after a few days it gets used. We recommend the house for a beautiful holiday!

  • Submitted: May 6, 2017
  • Stayed: Apr 2017
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Beautiful character villa in Sicily

  • 4 of 5

My family of 15 from Australia stayed in the beautiful Villa Le Zagare in July of this year. I had commenced my search to find the perfect villa for us all about 12 months out from our arrival date. Initially my dream had always been to rent a villa in Tuscany to celebrate my 50th birthday with my immediate family. I spent many days, weeks and in fact months searching through all the many booking sites and locations that the amazing Internet has to offer.

My criteria was however quite specific, I wanted a villa with a pool as I knew it would be hot in Italy in July, a large and spacious villa with nice outdoor entertaining areas so that it didn't feel like we were on top of each other. I wanted to be near to local amenities and places of interest without being in the centre of a busy township. I also had on my list a tennis court as our 5 children who range in age from 10years old to 30 ( and partners) like to be active and enjoy a social hit up.

I wanted to be within close driving distance to places of interest and day tripping options so our party could head off during the day to explore and discover.

Whilst pouring over the Tuscan options it also occurred to me that being from Australia, my family all love being close to the ocean and are drawn to it. As I was searching, I kept being drawn to sites in Sicily that were showing stunning coast lines crystal clear water and beautiful long beaches as well as islands that lay close by.

Sicily was also a place that none of my family had been to before, unlike other parts of Italy and this also appealed to me as it was an opportunity for us to discover and explore it together for the first time.

There was something about Villa Le Zagare that kept me coming back to it. I began to converse with Maurizio the owner about the villa, it's location and what it had to offer. He was very helpful, informative and honest about his property. I also found the reviews very personable and genuine which gave me the feeling this was a special place.

The villa could not have been more perfect for us. It is a beautiful grand old home without being too precious or pretentious. It sits on a lovely property with only a few hundred metres walk to the Aeolian sea and a quaint local beach of Orto Liuzzo.

Each morning we walked down the road to "Celona" the Mecca for all things Sicilian in the way of pastries, pizza, pasta, gelato and bread as well as good coffee ( once we got the order right!

It was a 10/10

  • Submitted: Nov 11, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

A beautiful, elegant and restful villa

  • 5 of 5

We were a party of 3 families from England - 13 in all.

Villa le Zagare is a large elegant villa, well equipped and with great communal areas but plenty of space to spread out and relax. The views out to the sea and the Aeolian Island across the gardens are breathtaking.

The grounds are beautiful and immaculately maintained. Every morning (we were there late August) we could pick figs and grapes for breakfast - the best figs we have ever tasted. The tennis court and pool were well used by our party.

Maurizio is a charming and attentive host who looks after you above and beyond what you would usually expect from somebody renting you a villa. Our group was pretty independent, but if you would like him to organise trips he will gladly do so. Maurizio's wife cooked us a fabulous Sicilian meal one evening.

From the villa you can walk down to a great local bakery (Pane Nostrum) and an excellent butchers/general store. There is also a very good Pizzeria which also sells bread/patisseries. You can also walk to the local beach (10 minutes or less) where you can buy ice cold granite from a beach shack. There is also a nice beach at Santa Saba a few km east.

Places easily reached from here (if you are heading towards Palermo you need to drive the other side of Villafranca and pick up the Rometta motorway interchange) include the Greek theatre at Tindari, Milazzo (and boat trips to the islands) and Taormina. I wish we had gone as far as Palermo - another time maybe.

In all a wonderful place to stay in beautiful surroundings and perfect for big groups.

  • Submitted: Sep 25, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

Magical, Beautiful Sicily

  • 5 of 5

Booking an vacation rental online can be difficult because you are not quite sure what you will be walking into, but Maurizio's home surpassed our expectations and dreams the second we pulled up the driveway. Our family of 14 stayed very comfortably in the villa, and we made sure to enjoy every inch of space provided to us both indoors and outdoors. Our family not only enjoyed cooking meals in the kitchen, but also utilizing the outdoor pizza oven, grill, pool and basketball courts! We made sure to also catch the amazing sunsets from the home's terraces in which the sun drops directly into the ocean. Maurizio's passion for Sicilian tourism was welcomed as he helped up organize tours and other excursions during our time at Villa Le Zagare. Maurizio made sure our stay in Sicily was nothing less than perfect. We could not have asked for a better, more responsive, and personable host than Maurizio; we can not wait to return to his home and spend time with someone whom we now consider a friend. If you're looking for the perfect 'home base' with easy access to major motorways and true country living while you are in Sicily, look no further. Grazie!

  • Submitted: Aug 9, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
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5

Lovely Family Vacation at Villa Le Zagare

  • 5 of 5

Maurizio and his family were simply wonderful during our stay at their villa. We arrived very late the first evening and were not able to fully appreciate the grounds and the view but him and his sister welcomed us with a late dinner and great recommendations. When we woke for our first full day we were simply stunned by how beautiful and relaxing the property was. It was truly a spot for connecting with family, appreciating the gardens and watching the sun set as every night it seem to be spectacular.

The age group of our family ranged from 10 to 86 and there was something for everything. My 3 sons went swimming, played basketball, and just explored the grounds. My 86yr old father in law enjoyed sitting outside and appreciating the view.

Maurizio and his father showed us around the property, told us about the variety of different edible fruit trees, although some things were not quite in season we were still able to sample many wonderful fruits straight from the trees. We never lacked for fresh fruits and vegetables. A couple of nights Maurizio beautiful sister cooked a lovely meal for our family and we dined outside and just enjoyed each others company.

The weather was hot the whole time which we didn't mind. Some mornings we would walk down to the nearby bakery and have breakfast. We did a couple excursions during our time at the villa which included a boat trip to the Aeolian Islands and stopped to swim and eat lunch. We visited 3 of the islands, but would have loved Stromboli so maybe on our next trip. We also took a day trip into Taormina which was about 45minutes from the villa. The city was beautiful but very touristic. Then we took a day trip to Mt. Etna which was enjoyed by all family members, it was about 1.5hours from the villa.

Our trip to Messina and Villa Le Zagare will be a memorable trip for so many reasons and our family greatly appreciates the hospitality that Maurizio and his family showed us.

  • Submitted: Aug 11, 2015
  • Stayed: Jul 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you very much for your appreciations. I'm particularly satisfied you appreciated our garden with fruit trees, our sport amenities and our efforts to make your holiday memorable. It was really easy to "serve" you beacuse you are very sociable people and it was funny to stay with you during your dinner discussing about Sicily and its attractions. It was also a pleasure to help you to find the best trips to select during a period so short as a week. Thank you very much again, you are always welcome at Villa Le Zagare.
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Map

Nearest Airport
90 Kilometres
Catania
Nearest Barpub
1 Kilometres
Orto liuzzo
Nearest Ferry
15 Kilometres
Milazzo
Nearest Train
3 Kilometres
Villafranca tirrena
Nearest Motorway
1 Kilometres
Villafranca tirrena
Nearest Restaurant
1 Kilometres
Orto liuzzo
Nearest Beach
1 Kilometres
Orto liuzzo
Car: recommended

The villa is very close to Messina (12 km), whose Cathedral is very famous. From villa le Zagare it's easy to reach Taormina (30 minutes), Milazzo (20 minutes), Tindari (30 minutes), Capo d'Orlando (1 hour), Cefalù (1 1/2 hour), Palermo (2 hours), Catania (1 hour), Siracusa (1 hour). Capo Rosocolmo beach, near to the villa, is very famous for the sand mountains.

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Rates & Availability

Messina Villa Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
EUR
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
Eté 2017
Jul 1 2017 - Sep 1 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
$5,764
 
 
Fin Eté 2017
Sep 2 2017 - Sep 29 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
3 night minimum stay
$4,841
 
 
Automne
Sep 30 2017 - Oct 27 2017
3 night minimum stay
$576
$4,035
 
 
Hiver 2017-2018
Oct 28 2017 - Mar 30 2018
3 night minimum stay
$576
$3,458
 
 
Avril 2018
Mar 31 2018 - Apr 27 2018
4 night minimum stay
$576
$3,458
 
 
Mai 2018
Apr 28 2018 - Jun 1 2018
4 night minimum stay
$4,265
 
 
June 2018
Jun 2 2018 - Jun 29 2018
7 night minimum stay
$5,187
 
 
Eté 2018
Jun 30 2018 - Aug 31 2018
7 night minimum stay
$5,879
 
 
Septembre 2018
Sep 1 2018 - Sep 28 2018
7 night minimum stay
$4,841
 
 
Octobre 2018
Sep 29 2018 - Oct 26 2018
3 night minimum stay
$4,035
 
 
My Standard Rate
7 night minimum stay
$4,611
 

Additional information about rental rates

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Refundable damage deposit $1,152.74

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
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