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Prestigious villa in Taormina with pool and garden

Bedrooms 3
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 5 - 7 nights
Popular Features
  • Internet
  • Washing Machine
  • Parking
  • Air Conditioning
  • Fireplace
  • Barbecue
  • Private Pool
  • children welcome


Minimum Stay
5 - 7 nights

Popular Features
  • Internet
  • Washing Machine
  • Parking
  • Air Conditioning
  • Fireplace
  • Barbecue
  • Private Pool
  • children welcome

About the property

200 square meters with large living rooms, 3 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms, pool, BBQ, children's area

Prestigious villa in Taormina with private garden and pool. Villa Calypso was built (in its central body) in early 800; has undergone successive enlargements and restored about 20 years ago. The house is situated on two floors: the ground floor there is a spacious living room with a sofa, a television area, wood burning fireplace, additional sofa view of Etna. It 'also the dining room with large table in fine wood with 8 seats. Finally there is a large kitchen with all mod cons and furnishings, with all the main (large and small) appliances; the cooking area is characterized by 5 burners (one high performance) and a comfortable and large gas oven. From the living area leads to the bedroom (1 double room and a dressing room is not available for rent) where there is a large bathroom with corner bath. The living area opens onto a large patio area with outdoor sofas and a wonderful view of the valley Alcantara and Etna. The kitchen leads to a large outdoor area where there is a table with 10 seats, outdoor sofas and BBQ area Charcoal. On the first floor is accessed via a large scale interior; are located 3 bedrooms (2 matrimonial and one with double beds), two bathrooms don WC, bidet and shower, and a study area where there is also a separate entrance. The bedrooms all have ceiling fan; the two main ones are equipped with air conditioning. The house has central heating (methane citizen) and wi-fi system. The TV has satellite and digital terrestrial; also dispose of installation DVD and CD. The house is furnished with supplies valuable and is regularly occupied by the owners during the school holidays. The garden is about 2500 square meters with many ornamental plants and some citrus trees (the quality of the famous tarot red) and prickly pears; There are four olive trees. The garden is almost predominantly localized on the side that faces the valley dell'Alcantaa and Mount Etna; is divided into different levels and is particularly cared. In the kitchen area is the children's area with tree house and swing. The pool area is large with fine outdoor furniture; There is a dressing area with bathroom and outdoor shower with hot water. The pool is large (x12 6 m) with a zone of maximum depth of 2. 80 and a of less than 1 meter. The pool has a distinctive edge in steps. You enter the pool area from multiple angles; the most striking is characterized by a striking very large scale. At the top of the garden there is a wrought iron gazebo that looks directly on the slope Etna; another is a poolside gazebo. Access to the Villa is very comfortable with internal road mattonata to cooked and parking for two cars. This part of the garden has a large lawn and the back wall of the house is an ancient walled ceramic representative S. Giorgio protector of Castelmola.

Characteristics. The superb location of Villa Calypso makes it particularly suitable for families with children; is the perfect home base to reach the most important tourist destinations not only in the eastern region of Sicily but of the whole island. The mild climate makes it also a half enjoyable in all seasons: the best time is from May to July; in June is especially nice assist, among other initiatives, the Taormina Film Festival. The spring and autumn is suitable to enjoy the beach and the sea in general. The proximity to the Etna (only 45 km), makes the villa enjoyable even in the colder months when skiing near the main crater of the volcano is a truly unique experience (ski lifts at Lingfield Etna north).

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Member since: 2014
Speaks English, French, Italian
Response time:
Within a few hours
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Calendar last updated:
25 February, 2017


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday villa in Chianchitta-trappitello in Messina province

Property Type:
  • villa
  • Self-catering
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 220 m²
Location Type:
  • near the sea
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning
  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Garbage Disposal
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • - Toilet , Bath with Shower , Bidet
    - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , Bidet
    - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , Bidet
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • - 1 Large Double Bed
    - 1 Large Double Bed
    - 2 Single Bed
  • Master bedroom on the first floor with living Mount Etna
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Music Library
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Toys
  • Video Library
  • Balcony
  • Beach Umbrellas
  • Terrace
  • Deck Furniture
  • Golf
  • Garden
  • Outdoor Furniture
  • Barbecue
  • Veranda
  • Porch Furniture
  • Ski & Snowboard
  • Tennis
  • Yard
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • smoking allowed
Pool / Spa:
  • Private Pool
Onsite Services:
  • Housekeeping
  • Private Chef
  • caves
  • live theatre
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • volcano
  • waterfalls
Leisure Activities:
  • Disco club
  • horse riding
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • ice skating
  • jet skiing
  • mountain biking
  • mountaineering
  • paragliding
  • pier fishing
  • rafting
  • sailing
  • diving
  • ski pass optional
  • ski
  • snorkelling
  • surf fishing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
Villa Calypso is the ideal location for easy access to the most beautiful beaches in the area of ​​Taormina, visit the Alcantara Gorges, Mount Etna and, in general, all of Sicily. Taormina is only 50 km from Reggio Calabria which displays the famous Riace Bronzes. The home is enjoyable all year round. In winter skiing on Mount Etna is fascinating just a few meters from the central crater. The tracks of Lingfield are 45 km away from Villa Calipso


Excellent! 4.7/5 -
(7 traveller reviews)

Prestigious villa in Taormina with pool and garden
average rating of 4.714286 based on 8 reviews

Great location and stunning outside area

  • 3 of 5

The location was lovely, handy to Taormina and other parts of eastern Sicily. It took a while to find on the first night but that was our fault as our maps weren't the best and we arrived later than expected. Roberto, the local property carer was kindly waiting for us and was really helpful and friendly. The house was a good size and had wonderful outdoor areas which we loved, even if the weather was a bit rainy at times. There is a great view from the garden and we also enjoyed the local shops a short walk away in Trapitello, which felt very Sicilian and not at all touristy. The house itself has many nice features, including the open fire, which we were glad to have in November. However, a little more needs to be done to fulfil the potential, particularly in terms of plumbing and hot water. The house has 3 bathrooms, but we could only get water hot enough to shower downstairs in one bathroom, and even then it was only just better than warm rather than really hot. Not great in winter time. The cisterns in the toilets also needed a bit of help to fill properly at times, and the lighting could have been better/brighter, including in the kitchen. All these are small things that wouldn't require too much investment by the owners. Some printed material on local sites and how to get there would also be helpful. An app has been provided but we couldn't get it to work and many international travellers don't have internet on their phones when they are abroad as it is too expensive. It was good to have onsite parking, thank you.

The booking agency was efficient and everything went smoothly on that front.

  • Review Submitted: Dec 8, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Nov 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Helen, accordingly to your suggestion we have increased lighting in kitchen and bathrooms (with new lamps and brighter bulbs). Regarding hot water, a new pipe directly connected to the boiler has been created). Thanks again for your suggestione. Sergio
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Great Villa with amazing views over Mt Etna

  • 5 of 5

My family and I went to Villa Calypso to celebrate the birthdays of my husband who was 70 and my daughter who was 40.

Our first impressions were wow! Villa and grounds stunning, amazing Mount Etna Views, friendliness of Villa staff, this holiday had it all, Roberto even brought us fresh oranges from his home, plus home made red wine (delicious I must say Roberts), we also had our own swimming pool, what more could we want.

The location of the shops was just 5 minutes walk away, an array of fruit and vegetable shops (my daughter is vegetarian so we found this an added bonus), cafes, butchers, bakers (with delicious patisserie).

We travelled up and down the coast in our hired cars, our favourite location being Taormina with its array of wonderful shops and history.

We didn't visit any breaches whilst we were there but we past many on our jaunts along the coast and they looked wonderful.

One last thought, please do not ask me to comment on Italian drivers!!! Beware if you go to Messina for the day in a rental car.

  • Review Submitted: May 29, 2016
  • Date of Stay: May 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

The villa is spacious and well appointed. The pool and outside area is spectacular with many different areas to sit and relax and enjoy the amazing view of Etna. The villa is in a quiet suburban area situated off the Main Street in Trapitello . We agree with all the comments made by other visitors. Stefania and Roberto met us on arrival and were extremely helpful. We had a lovely holiday and would happily recommend the villa .

  • Review Submitted: Oct 5, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Many thanks for the review! Sergio and all the Villa Calipso staff
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  • 5 of 5

Having read last 2 reviews and totally agree. This is a great location to explore east coast of Sicily. Villa was all it advertised however the photos do not do the pool area justice...it is huge and private and very well maintained by the charming Roberto. We were warmly greeted by he and Francescana - they even went out of their way to provide local maps and info.

The house was comfortable, well appointed and the linen etc of high quality. They provide hairdryer, towels for pool and beach so no need to take anything extra.

The air conditioned bedrooms were perfect to escape Sicilian heat. The villa is gated with secure parking. It was lovely to be able to walk to local shops (alimentari, bars, supermarket) although you definitely need a car for further exploration. In summer avoid travelling to beach areas like Giardini Naxos on the weekends unless you like heavy traffic.

We thank the owner very much for sharing his villa with us and we will return when next in Sicily.

  • Review Submitted: Jul 25, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Lindy, we have really appreciated your kind review! Thanks again Sergio and the staff of Villa Calipso
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Beautiful spacious villa in a quiet location

  • 5 of 5

Beautiful villa with stunning, very spacious, and well laid out living area. good bedrooms with comfortable beds and well equipped bathrooms. Very well equipped kitchen adjacent to large dining room and external covered dining area. Extensive and well equipped outside areas, with lots of spaces to eat, lounge in the sun or shade, have a quiet drink or swim in the lovely crystal clear pool (it was a bit early in the year for us to try the pool). All superbly equipped, well prepared, clean, tidy and all seclude, private and secure. Stunning views of Mt Etna and the surrounding countryside.

The owner and managers were very welcoming and provided excellent communications and service, including a mid-let clean and linen change.

The villa is conveniently located for access to the motorway connecting Syracuse, Catania (and airport) and Messina and is close to the fascinating archaelogical site and sea front at Giardini Naxos and the beautiful hilltown of Taormina. A car or public transport is needed even for these local trips since there don't appear to be any safe walking routes in that direction. There are good local shops, cafes and eateries within short walking distance.

I would highly recommend this villa.

  • Review Submitted: Apr 14, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Mar 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks a lot for your kind review! All the staff really appreciated your opinion; all of us try to do our best for ensuring a wonderful stay at our guests
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Exceeded our expectations

  • 5 of 5

From the pictures and description on the website we were anticipating a lovely place to stay, but Villa Calipso completely exceeded our expectations. The pictures on the site do not do justice to this charming property and its magnificent setting on the hillside with a panoramic view of Mount Etna and its surrounding foothills. The gardens of the property are beautiful and expertly maintained, and a joy to spend time in. Our communication with Sergio the owner was very efficient and this made the booking a rapid and simple process. We were met on arrival by Roberto and Stefania who were most courteous and provided a very warm welcome and an introduction to the property. This is a real home that is completely equipped and spotlessly clean.

The local village of Trappitello is only a few minutes walk away and has all that we wished for; with a warm welcome at Caffè Augusto for coffee and pastries in the morning, and a great choice of fresh fish, vegetables and locally made cheese from small shops within a couple of hundred metres. The ARD discount supermarket in the village is also recommended. The local bar/pub DiBi has good beer on tap and the food at Al Feudo restaurant on the edge of Trappitello was excellent and inexpensive. The beautiful hilltop town of Taormina is within easy reach by car and a fascinating place to spend time. We have no hesitation in recommending this property for a relaxing holiday in the most beautiful location with views that will take your breath away.

  • Review Submitted: Apr 26, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Apr 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
48 Kilometres
Nearest Barpub
200 Metres
Nearest Ferry
45 Kilometres
Nearest Golf
21 Kilometres
golf 18 buche a Castiglione di Sicilia
Nearest Train
4 Kilometres
Nearest Motorway
1200 Metres
messina - catania A19
Nearest Restaurant
400 Metres
Nearest Ski
47 Kilometres
Nearest Beach
1200 Metres
giardini naxos
Car: recommended

Villa Calypso is situated at the foot of Taormina in his hamlet called 'Trappitello'. The center is well served and is located close to the highway along the road leading to the Alcantara Valley where are located the famous Gorges. It is very picturesque natural river which is carved into the volcanic rock. The village of Trappitello is only 1. 5 km from the sea and is connected with the center of Taormina with bus services. The villa is surrounded by greenery along the edges of a hill where you can enjoy the beautiful view of Mount Etna. Only 200 meters from the villa are all major services for everyday life (bank, post office, food, cosmetic, butcher, fish, fruit and vegetables, bars and restaurants).


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday villa in Chianchitta-trappitello, Taormina & Surroundings

Rental Basis:
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
7 Jan 2017 - 31 Mar 2017
5 night minimum stay
for 5 nights
1 Apr 2017 - 28 Apr 2017
5 night minimum stay
for 5 nights
29 Apr 2017 - 2 Jun 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
3 Jun 2017 - 30 Jun 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
1 Jul 2017 - 22 Jul 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
9 Sep 2017 - 29 Sep 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
30 Sep 2017 - 4 Nov 2017
5 night minimum stay
for 5 nights
5 Nov 2017 - 23 Dec 2017
5 night minimum stay
for 5 nights
My Standard Rate
5 night minimum stay
for 5 nights

Additional pricing information

Refundable Damage Deposit £256
pulizia finale £85

PAGAMENTO: Il primo pagamento verrà effettuato online al momento della prenotazione; la restante parte del pagamento dovrà essere versata in contanti al momento dell'arrivo.
SPESE ADDIZIONALI DA PAGARE LOCALMENTE: 100,00 euro di pulizia finale. Dal 1 Giugno al 30 Settembre supplemento di 100,00 euro/per settimana per l'aria condizionata. I consumi saranno monitorati per eventuali eccedenze. Dal 1 Novembre al 31 Marzo supplemento di 100,00 euro/settimana per riscaldamento. Supplemento di Euro 50,00 in caso di arrivo dopo le 20.00.

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