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CHARMING VILLA in Taormina with Pool & Wifi. **Up to $1426 USD off - limited time** We respond 24/7

People9
Bedrooms 5
Bathrooms5
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 7 nights

Overview


Details
Property
villa
People
9
Bedrooms
5
Bathrooms
5
Minimum Stay
7 nights

Description

Photos and Description of this 5 bedroom holiday villa in Taormina - Villa Barbara

Max Beds: 9, Min Beds: 9, Double Beds: 4, Single Beds: 1, Baths: 5, Reference: 14300

At this well-situated villa in Sicily, you can visit a well-preserved Greek amphitheater, have lunch on the beach, tour a volcanic mountain, and still have time to relax in your private pool before walking to town for dinner. Located high on a hill and surrounded by a large garden, this property has plenty of quiet and privacy, yet it is only a few minutes by foot to the town center of Taormina. From the villa and the surrounding area, there are great views of the sea below and Mount Etna above, and a cable car from Taormina takes you down to the beaches of Mazzaro. This villa is well suited for a family or group of friends.

(2,000 m2/ 21,528 ft2)

This villa is surrounded by a large private hillside garden (2,000 m2/21,528 ft2) with palms, shade trees, succulents, and hedges. From the private pool (6 x 12 m) and the terrace there are dramatic views of the sea. The grounds have a covered outdoor kitchen area, with a built in barbecue for al fresco dining. The villa has two entrances – one is reached from the main street, while the other is through a side street that can be reached by car. There is outdoor parking for three cars.

(320 m2/ 3,445 ft2)

Ground Floor: This floor has an interior garden area with sofas and chairs. There is a dining area with table and chairs. There are two bedrooms, each with a king-size bed (180 x 190 cm) and ensuite bathrooms with a shower, sink, and toilet. One of the bedrooms has no windows, and the bedroom door leads to the interior garden patio.There is also a bedroom with a king-size bed (180 x 190 cm) and an additional single sofa bed (available for an extra cost) and an ensuite bathroom with a shower, sink, and toilet. The kitchen is equipped with a dishwasher, American and Italian coffee makers, and stove (there is an oven in the outdoor kitchen).

First Floor: This floor has a living room with a working fireplace. The first bedroom has a king-size bed (180 x190 cm) and an ensuite bathroom with a sink, toilet, and bathtub with shower attachment. The second bedroom has a large single bed (120 x 190 cm). There is a bathroom with a shower, sink, and toilet.

Extra Services: The following are listed as an aid for trip planning; the services and prices are approximate and cannot be guaranteed by Rentvillas. All extra services are payable locally in cash.

Cook Service: Upon request

Breakfast Service: Upon request

Lunch Service: Upon request

Transfer Service: Upon request

Extra Bed: 250 Euros per week

Wireless Internet: 15 Euros per week

Hot Tub: 350 Euros per week

Please Note:

The rental price is for 9 people. A 10th person can be accommodated on the sofa bed for an additional 250 Euros per week.

There is a mandatory Housekeeping fee which includes housekeeping for 5 hours per day, 5 days per week.

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Suitability:
  • pets not allowed

Property Manager
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Member since: 2012
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Calendar last updated:
9 December, 2016
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Reviews

Excellent! 4.7/5 -
(7 traveller reviews)

CHARMING VILLA in Taormina with Pool & Wifi. **Up to $1426 USD off - limited time** We respond 24/7
average rating of 4.714286 based on 7 reviews
4

The overall experience was very good. It is a beautiful place with excellent accessibility to ...

  • 4 of 5

Overall:

The overall experience was very good. It is a beautiful place with excellent accessibility to the town.

Enjoyed Most:

I liked the pool, interior rooms and location. I also liked Gabrielle's responsiveness to certain issues that arose.

Enjoyed Least:

The extra charges for using the hot tub and the Nespresso coffee machine. Editor's Note: The cost for hot tub usage is 100 Euros/day; for a full week's usage (24 hours/day), the cost is 400 Euros, total. Nespresso coffee pods are 1 Euro each, payable upon departure; a number of different roasts are available to suit individual tastes. August, 2016.

Surrounding Area:

The town of Taormina is beautiful with lots of excellent restaurants.

Nearby Events or Locales:

Taormina. Yes.

Tips or Restaurants:

All the restaurants that we found by ourselves in town were excellent.

Directions:

The parking for the villa is behind the property.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 1, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2016
  • Source: RentVillas
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5

The villa was all that I hoped it would be and more....

  • 5 of 5

Overall:

The villa was all that I hoped it would be and more.

Enjoyed Most:

The overall beauty of the villa.

Surrounding Area:

The beauty of the area.

Nearby Events or Locales:

Taormina. Yes, but impossibe to walk to for an older person. The hills were very, very steep. We had to be very creative about how to get there, since the parking was non existent.

Tips or Restaurants:

I thought the villa was very equipped.

Directions:

It was a little difficult to get to and we used the GPS at all times.

Check In Out:

The check in and check out process was no problem. Gabriel was perfect.

  • Review Submitted: Nov 1, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Oct 2015
  • Source: RentVillas
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5

Very nice and pleasant....

  • 5 of 5

Overall:

Very nice and pleasant.

Enjoyed Most:

The outdoor area.

Enjoyed Least:

Hard to find and steep hills.

Surrounding Area:

Beautiful view of ocean.

Nearby Events or Locales:

Taormina was the nearest small town and it was within walking distance.

Tips or Restaurants:

Older folks should know that hills are very steep to walk up and down to town and that unless they are in really good athletic shape they will probably not be able to do the walk. Good for everyone else who wants exercise after a great dinner!

Directions:

We used our own iPhone GPS and still couldn't find the exact place.

We got very close but still had to have someone come out and show us where to park the car.

Check In Out:

No. That process went very well. They were so very nice. They were very accommodating.

  • Review Submitted: Oct 31, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Oct 2015
  • Source: RentVillas
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The villa was very nice, a touch of old world charm with some modern amenities. The pool is the...

  • 4 of 5

Overall:

The villa was very nice, a touch of old world charm with some modern amenities. The pool is the star attraction.

Enjoyed Most:

Kitchen overlooking the pool and deck which overlooked the town and sea. very quiet, except for the barking dogs down below but generally quiet, safe and secure.

Enjoyed Least:

Ground floor bedrooms have a peculiar layout. Didn't see the value of the mandatory maid/cleaning service (300 Euros) forced on the guests 5 days a week. We were 9 people and really didn't need a cleaning every day. The cleaning staff also kept irregular hours, arriving at different times each day. It was a bit awkward having someone flitting around while we lounged by the pool or napped.

Surrounding Area:

Beautiful view and an easy walk to the grocery store for supplies.

Nearby Events or Locales:

Located in Taormina. It was a challenging walk to town, better downhill than up. The evening return was always a dreaded challenge.

Tips or Restaurants:

Everything we needed and more was at the villa. Kitchen very well equipped and we made some memorable lunches and dinners during our stay. The local butcher shop is a wonderful experience and the owners very helpful. Restaurants of note Il Delfino by the sea at the base of the cable car. Ask for Alessandro and Angelo. In Taormina we liked Tiramisu Restaurant and a great restaurant famous for pizza about a 10 Euro cab ride up the hill. Highly recommend a visit to Castelmolo. A beautiful little town up the hill from the villa, (drive or bus it, don't walk) with a unbelievable view, great shops and restaurants. A feeling of being in the old world, fantastic.

Directions:

With GPS, which I highly recommend, the world is yours to discover. With this property, the address entrance is not accessible on arrival; you need to access by the side entrance which is impossible to find if you don't have specific directions. We fortunately were met by Gabriele who directed us to the right door, making our access easy and effortless.

Check In Out:

We arrived early and thanks to Gabriele, our property manager, he accommodated an earlier access to the property. He was also very helpful giving us the lay of the property, restaurant suggestions, made reservation on our behalf and all in all very pleasant to deal with. Check out prompt, efficient and fair as there where some extras to calculate such as coffee consumption and energy.

  • Review Submitted: Jul 18, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2015
  • Source: RentVillas
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5

A beautiful house, lovely gardens, awesome views. Accommodations worked out well for our family...

  • 5 of 5

Overall:

A beautiful house, lovely gardens, awesome views. Accommodations worked out well for our family as far as bedrooms, etc go. Our week was as near perfect as you can get. Our trip to Sicily with our family was all that we hoped it would be and our children and grandchildren had a wonderful time. The villa was a significant part of our satisfaction. Our grandkids were in the pool anytime we were at the house. The weather was perfect for two weeks! I would not hesitate to rent from your company again and I would love to stay at the villa again in the future.

Enjoyed Most:

The pool is excellent and the outdoor kitchen was great. We had a Pizza Chef come in one night and he made too many pizza's, but we ate them mostly with a few leftovers. The house is furnished very nicely and has all we needed. Gabriele made a gift of some wine, cannoli and fruit for our arrival which was very nice, and appreciated. Irena the housekeeper was excellent and helped us a lot during the week in many ways. Gabriele arranged a few tours and some beach time and of course the Pizza Chef, which was awesome!

Enjoyed Least:

WiFi in the house was slow and did not have coverage around the pool and would only accept a few users. The house accommodates 9 or 10 persons and today with phones, iPads, etc, that is not adequate.

Nearby Events or Locales:

The house is a 10 minute walk down (many steps and steep slope streets) into town, but the walk back up, after you have had a big meal, late at night, was a little work for some of us who are a little older, but we did it a couple of times a day! I should be in better condition today as a result of the walking.

Tips or Restaurants:

Taormina of course is an awesome town, lots of people, but many restaurants, all good. We did not have one meal that was not excellent in the two weeks in Taormina. Our grandkids had their fill of pizza and pasta.

Check In Out:

I may have missed the information, but I did not know about the check in/out times until I got the package from you a few weeks before the trip. I had already made flight and van reservations much earlier and we were too early to check in and checked out late also (I did not know check out was at 9:30 AM, but it was in the papers we got a few weeks prior to leaving, I just missed it). Gabrielle did a good job of accommodating us and we worked it out.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 7, 2014
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2014
  • Source: RentVillas
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5

Excellent....

  • 5 of 5

Overall:

Excellent.

Enjoyed Most:

Space, extremely well-furnished, beautiful bedrooms.

Enjoyed Least:

Unfortunately there was a building being constructed in town, so our view was obstructed by a large crane. Work started at 07.00. This of course can occur anywhere and we were just unlucky.

Surrounding Area:

Beautiful view of Taormina, the coast and sea. Views of Mt Etna.

Nearby Events or Locales:

Taormina is 5 minutes away and built on side of hill so you need to be able to walk up steps.

Tips or Restaurants:

Taormina is full of restaurants. Short down hill walk to town.

Directions:

There is a very poor front access from the main road. It is essential to find the rear access with the parking area and direct access into the villa.

Check In Out:

This villa is not suitable for young children. The swimming pool can be accessed immediately from the patio; additionally, there are no railings on the patio, which is at a height of four feet above the pool deck.

  • Review Submitted: Jul 9, 2014
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2014
  • Source: RentVillas
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Location

This villa in Sicily is a five minute walk from the old town center of Taormina, which sits 200 meters above sea level. This lovely town has shopping, restaurants, cafes, and views of the sea and nearby Mount Etna. Taormina has a rich history, as a former Greek and later Roman outpost, reflected in the town’s ruins and archeological sites. Most spectacularly, the well-preserved ancient Greek theatre – the second largest in Sicily – is perched on a rocky cliff overlooking the sea and Mount Etna. In the summer, there are concerts and other performances in the theatre. Below Taormina, the fishing village of Giardini Naxos has beaches, a fishing port, opportunities for boating, and restaurants specializing in fresh seafood. For even quicker access to the beach, you can take a gondola-style cable car from Taormina to Mazzaro Beach ���� the ride takes only a few minutes. Jeep tours of the volcanic Mount Etna are also available, and the cities of Messina and Catania are each about 50 km away. Messina 55 km Catania 55 km Mount Etna 45 km Giardini Naxos (beaches) 2.5 km Mazzaro 2.5 km Taormina (center) 5 minute walk

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Notes

  • Security Deposit:
    Upon arrival at the property you are required to pay to the property representative a security deposit payable in cash. The security deposit will be returned to you prior to your departure minus any extra charges or accidental damages to the property. The listed security deposit is: 1200 EUR.
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Facilities

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

Property Type:
  • villa
Housekeeping:
  • Housekeeper Optional
Location Type:
  • city centre
General:
  • Air Conditioning
  • Fireplace
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Parking
  • Washing Machine
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishwasher
  • Microwave
  • Oven
Bathrooms:
  • 5 Bathrooms
Bedrooms:
  • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 9
Entertainment:
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
Outside:
  • Balcony
  • Barbecue
Suitability:
  • pets not allowed
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub
  • Private Pool
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • swimming

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