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Large private luxury villa + pool by the sea in Sicily

Bedrooms 6
Separate WC's1
Space 3,013 sq. ft.
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 7 nights


About the property

6 bedrooms, 4 bathrooms, sleeps 14 + 2 babies (2 x travel cots)

Villa Lumia is a luxury villa with a private pool and direct access to sandy beaches. Set in a mature quiet residential area, it is within easy access of Taormina, Mount Etna and the Aeolian Islands. Exclusively furnished throughout, all six bedrooms are air-conditioned and the 3,000 sq.ft villa with its bar, large lounge and dining areas is the ideal home for your holiday in the sun. The garden is set in oleander, citrus and palm trees and has a full outdoor dining area with pizza oven, kitchen and a bbq. The villa is ideal for visitors looking for a luxurious and relaxing holiday in Sicily - exploring the island at their will.

Guests are greeted at Catania airport, and a professional chef is available to prepare local delicacies. A comprehensive visitors' guide includes day trips, a list of recommended restaurants, a mini dictionary and menu translations, and a full guide to living in the villa. Private guided tours of Mount Etna are also available.

Villa Lumia in Sicily : Discover Sicily and discover the world! There's no other place on Earth like Sicily. Sicilia, the island in the sun, is home to heavenly beaches, Europe's greatest natural wonder - Mount Etna and the beautiful Aoelian islands.

Set in the fishing village of Rodia on the North-East coast of Sicily, Villa Lumia is a spacious exclusive luxury villa which can accommodate both large (sleeps 14) and smaller groups. The villa is ideal if you are looking to 'escape and relax away from it all' or those looking for a luxurious home from which to discover this beautiful Mediterranean island. The villa is in a quiet residential setting yet is close to main attractions, has a private pool and direct access to sandy beaches with seafront 'trattoria' restaurants overlooking the Aeolian Islands.

Why Choose Villa Lumia?: Featured as 'Retreat of the Week' in an Irish national paper and with excellent feedback from our guests you too will be happy you chose Villa Lumia!

Our representative will meet you in Catania and help you get off to the right start. Your comprehensive Holiday Info-Pack has all you need to know - from restaurants to day trips. Our Sicilian chef would love to come-over and cook for you, and David will happily guide you on an outing to Mount Etna's volcano, vineyards, and restaurants.

Close to the beautiful Taormina, the crystal-clear waters of the Aeolian islands, Mount Etna and vineyards - all less than an hour away - there's plenty to do and all within easy reach…

Accomodation Highlights & Kids!: The large private pool, six large air-conditioned bedrooms sleeping up-to thirteen, indoor traditional-style bar and extensive living areas are all finished with great Italian style - marble and terracotta abound. Quaint garden areas are set in palm and citrus trees with outside kitchen, real wooden pizza oven and bbq areas. Satellite TV, American-style fridge with ice maker... - you'll want to stay on!

We have especially planned for small children and babies, particularly with regard to safety. The pool has access from two points in the garden. Both access points have gates to keep young children outside of the pool area. Internally there are child gates, toys, a high-chair and two travel cots.

More Details

Property Manager
Member since: 2004
Speaks English, French, Italian
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
2 April, 2018

About Niall

I am from Ireland but lived in Italy for many years and it's a 2nd home to me.

Niall purchased this villa in 2001

Why Niall chose Messina

We built the villa for our own use, and wanted a nice area that wasn't touristy, had a quiet family atmosphere and was close to the beach. The villa is in a gated residence of approx 30 detached villas that was built on an old lemon and olive orchard, the area is very safe and pleasant.

What makes this villa unique

Externally the grounds include a large pool (12m x 6m), a pizza oven and barbeque area, and there are many trees (including lemon and orange), plants and fragrant climbers such as jasmine. The house itself has been tastefully designed with venetian marble, solid cherry kitchen, designer bathrooms. Each bedroom has independent air-conditioning and this is important as Sicily can be hot in the summer. Balconies around the house (not to mention the pool!) ensure there is always a cool place to relax for those who dont wish to spend al day in the soon. The house also has mosquito nets on all windows.

Guestbook comments from the manager

1. Buongiorno!

We had a great break! David met us at the airport and nicely eased us into holiday mode! Your house is beautiful. The supplies and wine were much appreciated. We hadn't arrived 5 mins when we were into the pool - we made great use of it.

It was a very relaxing holiday… We did all the suggested activities on your Holiday Info-Pack which were great to have.

2. Just back from the holidays - we had a brilliant time. Your villa is fabulous, there is no other word for it. We loved everything about it. We especially loved all the space inside which was very welcome with a roaming toddler.
Nov 2007
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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday villa in Messina in Province of Messina

Property Type:
  • villa (detached)
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 3013 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 13
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • beach
  • mountain
  • near the sea
  • village
  • waterfront
  • Family
  • Luxury
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Washing Machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 14 people
  • 4 Bathrooms
  • 1 Separate WC
  • Bathroom -
    Bathroom -
    Bathroom -
    Bathroom -
    Bathroom - Toilet
  • 6 Bedrooms, Sleeps 13
  • 4 doubles, 1 twin, 1 triple 3 beds, 2 cots
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Television
  • Video Player
  • Balcony
  • Bicycles
  • Garden
  • Barbecue ...
  • 8 garden chairs
  • 4 deck chairs
  • limited accessibility
Pool / Spa:
  • Outdoor Pool
  • Private Pool
Onsite Services:
  • Private Chef
  • bay
  • churches
  • forests
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • volcano
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • fishing
  • hiking
  • mountaineering
  • diving
  • snorkelling
  • swimming
  • tennis
Evening/Lunch meals by professional Sicilian chef by prior arrangement (approx €30/head, depending on choice). Weekly maid service or by prior arrangement. Swings and a slide in communal area 25m from the villa. Full InfoPack provided with everything from day-trips to translated menus of local seafront restaurants.


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Large private luxury villa + pool by the sea in Sicily
average rating of 4.6666665 based on 7 reviews

Fantatastic Holiday in a Great Villa

  • 5 of 5

Just back from a terrific holiday - the villa is very spacious and suited my large group. The pool was a big hit and is bigger than others I've rented in the past. The local beach with its various bars, pizzerias and lidos was a 5 minute walk from the villa. The beach itself is sandy and safe, and swimming while the sun was setting over the Aeolian Islands was superb. The day trips to Lipari island, Cefalu, Milazzo and Taormina were really great We even rented a boat in Lipari and did scuba diving- another hit with all the gang. Overall great villa, very clean and well presented and good location - thank you for a great holiday!! We will be back!

  • Review Submitted: 01-Sep-2017
  • Date of Stay: August 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Lovely villa, great facilities, quiet and relaxing

  • 4 of 5

The villa is great. You would need a car, there are a few places to eat within walking distance on the beach. If you stay at the villa you must take advantage of the chef. The food he cooked was outstanding! The villa is so relaxing and peaceful. Ideal for families. Decent location to drive to many of the other attractions.

  • Review Submitted: 15-Aug-2017
  • Date of Stay: July 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hannah it was a pleasure having you stay in the villa for 3 weeks, delighted you enjoyed the pool so much...look forward to seeing you again!
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beautiful villa in quiet residential area

  • 5 of 5

beautiful quiet villa in quiet area, easy walk to beach and pizzerias, big pool and air-conditioning kept us cool...we'd a super week

  • Review Submitted: 26-Jun-2017
  • Date of Stay: June 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Wonderful Family Vacation

  • 4 of 5

The villa is very spacious. We were three families totaling 11 people. There was plenty of room for all of us. The pool was amazing and the kids would have spent the entire two weeks in it if they could have. The kitchen was open to the dining area which was nice for entertaining. A couple issues came up the first couple days but they were resolved very quickly.

There is a clothes washer but no dryer. Only a drying rack is in the home.

There is a nice market, Eurospin, about an eight minute drive from the home.

We rented a van and a small car. The van was difficult to drive on the narrow and small roads. Also, pack some water shoes since the beach is rocky but very beautiful. The views of the ocean and mountains in the area are amazing.

Overall, the home was beautiful and we had an amazing family vacation.

  • Review Submitted: 17-Nov-2014
  • Date of Stay: July 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Many thanks Luisa for the excellent review. We're delighted you enjoy your stay. The villa was renovated internally and externally in 2014 and you were our first guests - there were some small issues but all they were resolved promptly as you noted, thanks for your understanding. Particularly around Taormina the beaches are all pebble-like with no sand so water shoes or flip-flops are recommended. Our local beach is sandy but there are stoney areas entering the water so flip-flops would be also helpful there - thanks for your advice!
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Villa Lumia

  • 5 of 5

This is an excellent villa that comfortably accommodated our family of 10 people - in fact, one double bedroom with 2 single beds was unoccupied. (our party consisted of a 64-year old grandparent, six other adults and three children from 4-10). The standard of the rooms and facilities is superb, especially the large kitchen-dining area, the barbecue-patio area and, of course, the big pool. We were well looked after by the owner's local representative on arrival, and by the villa manageress throughout - both were charming, friendly people. We also indulged ourselves with the chef one evening, and he too came up trumps.

The only downside is that the locality does not quite match up to the property. At the end of May, some local restaurants were still closed (until 1 June) and we were all thankful for the well-stocked EuroSpar supermarket about 8-10 minutes drive away in Villafranca: other nearer and smaller shops were of limited use. And anyone going to Sicily has to expect a less than relaxing time on the roads - the standard of driving is appalling and most villages (never designed to cope with the automobile) have been ruined by undisciplined parking. As has Messina. That said, we were able to visit Mount Etna, Savoca, Taormina and the Aeolian Islands (from Milazzo) quite easily, and thoroughly enjoyed the experience. We planned it so that we did our trips on alternate days to recover from the traffic!

In short, Villa Lumia gets full marks. If Sicily is serious about tourism, it has to seriously get its act together.

  • Review Submitted: 02-Jun-2009
  • Date of Stay: May 2009
  • Source: HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

Superbe villa, très beau quartier, belle région, la mer et la plage avoisinante sont merveilleuse et le propriétaire est à l'écoute et sympathique. Je recommande vivement cette villa pour passez de très bonnes vacances dans un petit village très peu touristique et proche de tout commerce,gelateria,autoroute .

Merci encore à Niall on va y retourner

  • Review Submitted: 01-Aug-2016
  • Date of Stay: July 2016
  • Source: Homelidays, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Merci beaucoup David, it was our pleasure, I'm delighted you had such a great holiday and look forward to welcoming you back soon!
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Nearest Airport
120 Kilometres
Nearest Barpub
500 Metres
Nearest Ferry
15 Kilometres
Nearest Train
5 Kilometres
Nearest Motorway
2 Kilometres
VillaFrance Tirrena
Nearest Restaurant
500 Miles
Nearest Beach
50 Metres
Car: recommended

Rodia is located on the north east coast of Sicily, 15km from Messina city and 25km from Milazzo. It is 90 minutes from Catania airport, and just 40 minutes from Taormina and Mount Etna. Rodia is a fishing village that comprises three beachfront restaurants, a pharmacy and two small shops. Villafranca at a distance of 3km has a population in excess of 1,000 and has numerous shops, supermarkets, and pizzeria/restaurants. The villa is within 2km of the motorway and hence access to airports, Messina and Milazzo is very good. For CAR HIRE from Catania contact the owners for website details.

Other Activities: Outdoor activity area for kids (bouncy castles etc) - pay per use


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday villa in Messina, Sicily

Rental Basis:
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
May-June 2018
5 May 2018 - 30 Jun 2018
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add £9 per night, per additional guest
July-Aug 2018
1 Jul 2018 - 1 Sep 2018
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Notes: Rates are based on 6 guests; add £9 per night, per additional guest
Sept 2018
2 Sep 2018 - 30 Sep 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add £4 per night, per additional guest
My Standard Rate

Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Notes: Rates are based on 5 guests; add £9 per night, per additional guest

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Refundable Damage Deposit £351.09

Changeover day is Saturday - unfortunately we cannot be flexible during the period of June-Sept
Rates excludes electricity & gas charges, these are metered and charged at cost.
Supplemental charge of €100 per person per week for more than 6 visitors (excluding small children)
Full linen is included in the rate.
NOTE : Pool is open from mid-May to October

Booking Deposit of 50% payable to secure booking. Balance due 3 months before rental period.

Manager's Cancellation Policy

Please ask the manager or check their rental agreement when booking the property.

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