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Emma Villas

Member since: 2008
Speaks English, French, German, Spanish, Russian, Italian

ANTICA DIMORA GRIMAUDO 4 sleeps, seaside villa with pool overlooking Mount Etna and eastern Sicily

People4
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms2
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 7 nights

Overview

Photos and Description of this 2 bedroom holiday villa in Castelmola - ANTICA DIMORA GRIMAUDO 4 sleeps, seaside villa with pool overlooking Mount Etna and eastern Sicily

Sleeps 4. Bedrooms: 2. Bathrooms: 2

PRIVATE STRUCTURE. On the tip of the promontory of Castelmola, overlooking Mount Etna and eastern Sicily with its old cities, its natural beauty and the crystal-clear blue sea of the splendid Sicilian coast, very close to Taormina and surrounded by a green, luxuriant park of 20 hectares with more than 6000 species of plants, stands the Antica Dimora Grimaudo (old Grimaudo residence), a villa which still breathes the atmosphere of past splendours and which, today, is provided with all mod cons. The villa consists of a large portico where you can enjoy meals in the open air, sipping the best wines of the area, and with lots of space to relax, listening to the sounds of nature or admiring unforgettable sunsets. The swimming pool, just a few paces from the house, is perfect for those wanting to swim or to soak up the sun while reading a good book by the pool. The strategic position of the house allows you to get to beautiful Taormina or to the famous beaches of the Giardini Naxos in about 10/15 minutes.

Interior

The house is on one level and the rooms are furnished with period furniture of the highest quality, creating a warm and welcoming atmosphere. The entrance from the portico leads into a tastefully decorated living room with working fireplace, connected to the built-in, fitted kitchen. The sleeping area is separated from the living area by a corridor with 2 steps which leads to the main bathroom with a large shower and to two spacious and bright double bedrooms, one with en-suite bathroom with shower. Both rooms have a private veranda.

Park

The immense park, crossed by paths perfect for going for long walks, surrounded by nature, where you can admire more than 6000 different species of plants such as centuries-old olive trees, cypresses, oaks, sorb trees, mimosas and eucalyptus and sit on the many benches placed along the paths and admire the unique panorama. Walking in the park, the views change from that of Mount Etna to that of the beautiful Taormina coast.

Swimming Pool

The beautiful rectangular swimming pool, measuring 10 x 7 m, with a depth of 1,40 m and lined in PVC, is about 30 m from the house, on a higher level, and is reached along two flights of steps. Entrance to the water is by ladder and it has chlorine purification. On the hottest days you can cool off in the water or soak up the sun in the exclusive tranquillity of this home. In addition, the pool has a large solarium area, paved on one side and with lawn on the other, with sunbeds for relaxing or reading a good book. The pool is equipped with lighting both internally and externally and is open from the first Saturday in May until the last Saturday of September.

Emma Villas reminds that, the herein contained information and any possible updates, are to be attested on emmavillas.com

More Details
Suitability:
  • Groups
  • Singles
  • children welcome
  • pets considered
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Emma Villas (Property Manager)
Speaks English, French, German, Spanish, Russian, Italian

Reviews

ANTICA DIMORA GRIMAUDO 4 sleeps, seaside villa with pool overlooking Mount Etna and eastern Sicily
average rating of 2.0 based on 1 reviews
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This should have been a 5 star but failed miserably on important points

  • 2 of 5

I found this villa on VRBO and the contact was Emma Villas, a management company. Because my husband and I were traveling with another couple, I was very concerned about privacy and questioned Emma Villas in several emails about the privacy in the villa for two couples. In addition, since my husband and I had to stay connected to business, I also questioned Emma Villas about the internet connection, though the Villa was advertised as having Wifi. I was assured that the villa was the right selection for two couples and that Wifi was available. It was only when we arrived that we discovered that one of the two bedrooms had no door and that Wifi was really a mobile connection which plain and simple did not work. The lack of a door was partially corrected by the owners who hung a curtain, which provided some sight blockage but nothing for sound or light. There was not even a partial solution for the lack of Wifi. In addition, the villa is accessed via a steep, narrow and windy mountain road, largely dirt and gravel, with no guard rails, so going into town to use internet hot spots was something we only did once a day, and only during daylight hours. Yes, the villa is kept nicely, the grounds are beautiful and the view is spectacular; but had we been advised of the lack of privacy and the lack of Wifi, we would not have chosen this accommodation. We were told by the owners as we left that they were going to build a door for the one bedroom (the bedrooms face each other) and that the area was putting in a new internet system, but that will not erase the inconveniences, discomfort and problems we encountered as neither solution was available for our stay. Emma Villas was notified of our issues from the first day of our arrival, and have done nothing to make us feel that we were valued rentals guests. They have now stopped communicating with me. Guess their motto is take the money and walk away from the issues. The owners did attempt to make us feel welcome and they were nice people, but the issues were serious ones for us and their solution on the missing door was not adequate. There was nothing they could offer us regarding the lack of Wifi. It's a shame as there was so much to like about the villa, but honesty was the key here and we did not find it with the management company.

  • Review Submitted: Jul 13, 2014
  • Date of Stay: May 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Location

Nearest Airport
69 Kilometres
Catania Fontana Rossa
Nearest Barpub
7 Kilometres
Castelmola
Nearest Ferry
8 Kilometres
Taormina-Giardini
Nearest Train
8 Kilometres
Taormina-Giardini
Nearest Motorway
10 Kilometres
A18 Giardini Naxos
Nearest Restaurant
7 Kilometres
Castelmola
Nearest Beach
9 Kilometres
Giardini Naxos
Car: necessary

LOCATION

The old residence of Grimaudo is situated in a strategic position for those wishing to combine hill and sea. In fact, you can visit all the villages at the foot of Mount Etna in about half an hour by car or make an excursion on the famous volcano itself, perhaps stopping on the way at Bronte to taste the famous pistachio, or spend days on the nearby beaches of the Giardini Naxos (9 km) or Letojanni (14 km), and in the evening you can stroll through the typical streets of Taormina (9 km). In addition, just over 50 km away, you can visit Aci Trezza, the town in the province of Catania where the famous author, Giovanni Verga, used to live.

Airports: Catania Fontana Rossa 69 km

Train Station: Taormina-Giardini 8 km

Highway: A18 Giardini Naxos 10 km

Attractions within 100 km: Giardini Naxos 9 km, Taormina 13 km, Letojanni 14 km, Etna 60 km

Services and shops: Castelmola 7 km

Beach: Giardini Naxos 9 km

Access road: Unpaved road and dimly lit, fairly steep and narrow. night arrivals and sportive cars are not advised.

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Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday villa in Castelmola, Messina province

Rental Basis:
per property
Manager accepts payment in:
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
 
2016
2 Jul 2016 - 27 Aug 2016
7 night minimum stay
£1,745
for 7 nights
£1,745
 
 
2016
28 Aug 2016 - 24 Sep 2016
7 night minimum stay
£1,455
for 7 nights
£1,455
 
 
2016
25 Sep 2016 - 16 Dec 2016
7 night minimum stay
£1,018
for 7 nights
£1,018
 
 
2016
17 Dec 2016 - 7 Jan 2017
7 night minimum stay
£1,455
for 7 nights
£1,455
 
 
2017
8 Jan 2017 - 28 Apr 2017
7 night minimum stay
£1,018
for 7 nights
£1,018
 
 
2017
29 Apr 2017 - 26 May 2017
7 night minimum stay
£1,164
for 7 nights
£1,164
 
 
2017
27 May 2017 - 30 Jun 2017
7 night minimum stay
£1,455
for 7 nights
£1,455
 
 
2017
1 Jul 2017 - 26 Aug 2017
7 night minimum stay
£1,745
for 7 nights
£1,745
 
 
2017
27 Aug 2017 - 30 Sep 2017
7 night minimum stay
£1,455
for 7 nights
£1,455
 
 
2017
1 Oct 2017 - 15 Dec 2017
7 night minimum stay
£1,018
for 7 nights
£1,018
 
 
2017/2018
16 Dec 2017 - 6 Jan 2018
7 night minimum stay
£1,455
for 7 nights
£1,455
 

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees

PAYMENT CONDITIONS:
• To be paid at the time of booking: 30% as DEPOSIT (non-refundable) calculated on the listed price (and not on the possible discounted price), plus 5,9% of the total of the reservation for the EV Commissions (which include costs for opening and management of the practice, customer assistance service 7 days per week, agency commission, Europ Assistance insurance policy to cover penalties in case of booking cancellation). The deposit payment can be paid bank transfer or credit card: no extra commission is required for the deposit payment by credit card;

• To be paid within 60 days prior to the beginning of lease: 70% as BALANCE to be paid by bank transfer or credit card. Balance payment by credit card is accepted with a charge of 2% on the amount of the balance for VISA/MASTERCARD circuit and of 3% for AMEX Circuit.

Manager's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund for cancellations more than 7 days before check-in date.
  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 14 days before check-in date.
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Facilities

Accommodation and facilities for this holiday villa in Castelmola in Messina province

Property Type:
  • villa
Meals:
  • Self-catering
Location Type:
  • beach
  • mountain
  • near the sea
  • rural
  • town
  • village
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Holiday Complex
  • Luxury
  • Romantic
  • Rustic
  • Spa
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Fireplace
  • Fitness Room / Equipment
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
Dining:
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - Shower Enclosure
    Bathroom 2 - Shower Enclosure
  • 2 with shower
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Double Bed
    Bedroom 2 - 1 Double Bed
  • 2 doubles
Entertainment:
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television
Outside:
  • Outdoor Furniture
  • Barbecue ...
  • Veranda
  • Porch Furniture
  • Yard
Suitability:
  • Groups
  • Singles
  • children welcome
  • pets considered ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Private Pool ...
Onsite Services:
  • Car Available
  • Chauffeur
  • Housekeeping
  • Massage
  • Private Chef
  • Staff
Attractions:
  • autumn foliage
  • bay
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • library
  • live theatre
  • museums
  • naturist beach
  • recreation centre
  • restaurants
  • water parks
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • horse riding
  • outlet shopping
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • mountain biking
  • sailing
  • bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water tubing
Notes:
Plug adaters, fans, baby cot; Fenced: dry-stone wall Height above sea level: 550 m; Suitable for elderly. Fenced: dry-stone wall Height above sea level: 550 m

Learn more about this vacation rental at the manager's website:

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