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Villa in Fiumefreddo, Taormina, Italy

People10
Bedrooms 10
Bathrooms6
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 7 nights

Overview


Details
Property
villa
People
10
Bedrooms
10
Bathrooms
6
Minimum Stay
7 nights

Description

Photos and Description of this 10 bedroom holiday villa in Fiumefreddo Sicilia - Villa in Fiumefreddo, Taormina, Italy

Villa in Fiumefreddo, Taormina, Italy

Description:

Heavy scent of orange blossom and sparkling fireworks ...

This spacious property is located in one of Sicily's most coveted regions: it sits ot the east coast, at the foot of the magestic Etna Mountain, Europe's tallest active volcano, just 3 km from the sea and 17 km from Taormina, Sicily's most famous tourist resort. Borgo Aranci is a well-kept group of farmhouses set amongst a fragrant organic orange grove. The houses date back to the 18th century and have been beautifully restored and lovingly furnished. The property boasts far reaching views onto countless orange trees with the blue sea beyond, the mighty Etna, occasionally providing a sparkling fireworks show, and the Taormina hills to the north.

An electronic entrance gate leads to the 3 ha property. As you make your way down the long drive you will see orange trees as far as the eye can see until you reach the houses with it´s simple facades, sun-bleached walls and dark green shutters. On arrival your focus will turn to the immaculate lawns and the inviting pool. Although there are three buildings, making it excellent for large parties, we only rent it for exclusive use, so you will never share pool or grounds with other guests if you rent the property at the normal listing price. You are welcome to choose if renting the property for a group of 10, 14 or 18 people. Rented all houses a total of 10 bedrooms (8 doubles/twins and 2 single bedrooms) and 6 baths are at your disposal.

Fine materials, typical for the region, have been used for the restauration: the floors were laid with hand-made, square terracotta tiles in warm colors. Polished, silvery-gray lava stone has been used for the terrace. The kitchen cupboards are made of white, enameled, fired slabs of lava. Hand-painted tiles decorate the white ceramic panels on the bathroom and kitchen walls. The terraces have shadow roofs, are equipped with beautiful garden furniture, and there is a stone barbecue.

The property is reached by a long track running through the organic orange groves and boasts fabulous views in all directions. The pool is 2 m deep. It offers a magnificent view of the grove and the sea. There are plenty of shaded areas for al fresco dining and relaxing whilst enjoying the views of the surrounding countryside and the sea. Guests are welcome to make use of herbs, fruit and vegetables from the estate's organic kitchen garden. The grove is full of many different fruit trees from peaches and cherries to pears, apricots and figs. Enjoy your breakfast orange juice fresh from the tree - from October to April.

Daily maid service and cook available on request. The discreet and helpful owners usually occupy a fourth property on the estate but the use of the gardens and swimming pool remain exclusive to guests. A motorway running several hundred metres behind the house does not impair the fabulous view, but may be audible if the wind is blowing out to sea. In our opinion, and in those of clients that have stayed here, it does not disturb. The oranges in the grove are harvested, those from the trees near the house are left hanging. The orange harvest takes place between mid April and mid May, and during this time, the nearby country road witnesses a rise in traffic, namely the vehicles transporting the oranges.

About the region

Situated near the town of Fiumefreddo about half way between Catania and Taormina, Borgo Aranci is a good base from which to visit Taormina, Catania, Mount Etna and the various fascinating villages on its flanks.

Taormina, the pearl of Sicily, is 14 miles (20 minute drive) away. Taormina is wonderful blend of Greek, Roman, Arab and Baroque architecture. It sits high on a hill, overlooking one of the most beautiful landscapes in the world. Views are dramatic and spectacular. The ancient Greek amphitheater puts on plays every night during the summer months. In town, picturesque alleys and half-flights of steps are lined with elegant boutiques and restaurants. With ancient monuments, flowered courtyards, tiny alleys, cafés, restaurants, shops, and tourists from all over the world, it's easy to see why Taormina is considered one of Sicily's most beautiful towns.

There are also several charming fishing villages and some nice beaches nearby. The drive to the beach is easy and quick. The next spot for bathing is Marina di Cottone (3 km). The lava shingle beach is 7 km long and has crystal clear water. The beaches of Fiumefreddo and Marina di Cottone have received several consecutive "Bandiere Blu", attesting to the cleanliness of the water and their general ecological excellence. The beaches are either free of charge or equipped with comfortable lidos open from June to mid September. The Taormina beaches are particularly attractive.

An 18-hole golf course is about 40 minutes drive away. Further afield, Syracuse, the baroque towns of the Noto valley, the quiet beaches of Vendicari and Capo Passero to the south and Messina to the north are all comfortably reachable for day trips. Excursions to Palermo and Cefalu, to the fabulous mosaics at the Piazza Armerina and the wonderful temple of Agrigento are only some of the many attractive destinations.

Your daily shopping can be done in Fiumefreddo. Fiumefreddo also has a bar, a pizzeria and a cinema (open-air cinema during the summer months).

This spot is one of the wealthiest and probably best regions in Sicily. The earth is rich - there is no lack of water and the area profits from a unique micro-climate: the high mountain protects it from the cold north winds in winter - daytime temperatures rarely fall below 20°, even in the coolest months (December, January, February). Bathing is possible from April to October and sunbathing even at at Christmas. In the height of summer, the ice and snow-capped peaks provide a cool breeze on the long, hot evenings.

CEDRO with terrace (sleeps 10 / 205 sqm):

Ground floor: 1 living/dining room, 1 kitchen, 1 bathroom, 1 single bedroom.

Upper floor: 3 double bedrooms, 1 twin bedroom (can be prepared as double bedroom), 1 single bedroom all sharing 2 bathrooms.

CEDRO with terrace (sleeps 10 / 205 sqm):

Ground floor: 1 living/dining room, 1 kitchen, 1 bathroom, 1 single bedroom.

Upper floor: 3 double bedrooms, 1 twin bedroom (can be prepared as double bedroom), 1 single bedroom all sharing 2 bathrooms.

POMPELMO (sleeps 4 / 115 sqm):

Ground floor: 1 dining/living area, 1 kitchen, 1 bathroom.

Upper floor: 1 double bedroom (can be prepared as twin bedroom), 1 twin bedroom, 1 bathroom.

CEDRO with terrace (sleeps 10 / 205 sqm):

Ground floor: 1 living/dining room, 1 kitchen, 1 bathroom, 1 single bedroom.

Upper floor: 3 double bedrooms, 1 twin bedroom (can be prepared as double bedroom), 1 single bedroom all sharing 2 bathrooms.

POMPELMO (sleeps 4 / 115 sqm):

Ground floor: 1 dining/living area, 1 kitchen, 1 bathroom.

Upper floor: 1 double bedroom (can be prepared as twin bedroom), 1 twin bedroom, 1 bathroom.

MANDARINO with terrace (sleeps 4 / 70 sqm):

Ground floor: 1 living/dining room, 1 kitchen, 1 twin bedroom with exit to the terrace, 1 double bedroom with exit to the terrace, 1 bathroom.

Location

On the east coast of Sicily, in the foothills of Etna, 3 km from the beach, 22 km from Taormina.

Rooms

Three houses in a large orange grove with garden and terraces to relax or dine al fresco. The property is for exclusive use, you will never share pool or grounds with other guests.

Facilities

Fireplace, air conditioning in all bedrooms (except the ground floor single bedroom of Cedro where a fan is available), DVD player, CD-stereo, satellite TV, Internet WIFI connection, dishwasher, washing machine (also used by the villa manager), terraces in front of the houses Cedro and Mandarino, BBQ, garden, private pool, electronic entrance gate, largely enclosed property, car park inside the property under orange trees.

Special features

Fully renovated farmhouses on large, leafy private property. Outstanding views of the snow-capped Etna or the blue sea and the countless oranges in the evergreen grove.

Sports

Swimming

Windsurf 15 km

Diving 15 km

Sailing 15 km

Water skiing 15 km

Tennis court 15 km

Golf course (18 wholes) 30 km

Rent includes

Bed, bath and kitchen linens, one pool towel per person upon arrival, water, electricity up to 350 kW per week, gas, Internet WIFI connection, daily house cleaning, daily pool cleaning service, final cleaning, garden maintenance.

Rent does not include

Security deposit, air conditioning and electricity exceeding 350 kW per week, heating, wood for fireplace.

Ideal for

A large group or several families.

Extra services available only on request, to be specified when booking and to be paid in euros on the premises at the end of each working day:

Security deposit, air conditioning and electricity exceeding 350 kW per week, heating, wood for fireplace, baby bed to be paid in euros on the premises:

Bed, bath and kitchen linens, one pool towel per person upon arrival, water, electricity up to 350 kW per week, gas, Internet WIFI connection, daily house cleaning, daily pool cleaning service, final cleaning, garden maintenance all included in the price.

Reservations from Saturday to Saturday only.

Pool size: 5 x 12 m / opening dates: year around. Pool towels are provided (one towel per person per week).

Baby bed and high chair available.

Extra domestic help (house cleaning, washing and ironing): please check price on the premises.

Cook for dinners during your stay: please check price on the premises.

Security deposit: EUR 500.

Air conditioning and electricity if exceeding 350 kW per week: metered, EUR 0.30 per kW.

Heating (if required): set price of EUR 200 per week for Cedro, EUR 100 per week for Mandarino, EUR 100 per week for Pompelmo - to be paid upon arrival.

Wood for fireplace: please check price on the premises.

Baby bed if maximum capacity PAX is exceeded: EUR 100 per week.

Pets allowed: EUR 100 domestic pet supplement per week.

Directions

Touring ideas

Fiumefreddo (bar, pizzeria, grocery shop) 2 km

Motorini and bike rental 2 km

Marina di Cottone (beach) 3 km

Mascali (habour, boat rental) 7 km

Taormina 17 km

Arcireale 30 km

Catania 52 km

Siracusa 90 km

Piazza Armerina 100 km

Caltagirone 100 km

Cefalu 160 km

Palermo 190 km

Agrigento 200 km

More Details

Property Manager
Russell Or David..
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Member since: 2013
Speaks English, German
Manager indicates their response time is:
Within an hour
Calendar last updated:
2 December, 2016
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  • You will be charged the rental cost for this booking only. Any extra charges such as cleaning fees, cots, high chairs or electricity consumption will be confirmed at the time of booking and may be payable at the time of booking separately or on arrival.
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Facilities

Accommodation and facilities for this holiday villa in Fiumefreddo Sicilia in Sicily

Property Type:
  • villa
General:
  • Air Conditioning
  • Internet
Bathrooms:
  • 6 Bathrooms
Bedrooms:
  • 10 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
Entertainment:
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
Outside:
  • Barbecue
Pool / Spa:
  • Private Pool

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