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CHARMING VILLA near Graniti with Pool & Wifi. **Up to $698 USD off - limited time** We respond 24/7

People8
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms3
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 5 - 7 nights

Overview


Details
Property
villa
People
8
Bedrooms
3
Bathrooms
3
Minimum Stay
5 - 7 nights

Description

Photos and Description of this 3 bedroom holiday villa in Graniti - Villa Due Angeli - Gabriel Residence

Max Beds: 8, Min Beds: 6, Double Beds: 3, Single Beds: 0, Baths: 3, Reference: 2076

Taormina, Mt. Etna, Siracusa and the coast of Sicily are easy day trips from this wonderful location. The rural setting of the villa and the large terraces provide for relaxed gatherings at the beginning and end of the day. In addition, the beautiful pool beckons on those warm days… It is hard to beat this destination!

(3 hectares) Originally constructed over 500 years ago, this 15th century villa was lovingly restored in 2001 and consists of three separate residences on different floors, of which this is one. Each residence is very private and has its own entrance. The villa sits on a hillside and views overlook the Graniti River valley, covered in orange, lemon, and almond groves. The apartments share gardens graced by 500-year old olive trees, flowers, fruit and nut trees, and multiple terraces for dining or sunbathing. The shared swimming pool (5m x 10m; 0.9m-2.7m deep, open May 1 - Oct 31) is newly built, surrounded by fountains, statuary, lounge chairs, tables, and outdoor showers. Palm trees and tropical plants complete the setting. The villa's original colonnade, characterized by grand arches, is lighted by a series of ceramic chandeliers designed expressly for the villa. The villa itself is accessed via a paved, two-lane road. There is a large, gated parking area adjacent to the villa with room for at least 10 cars.

Private Outside Area: Private off-street parking leads through a lovely garden area to a staircase of 30 steps. This apartment boasts multiple terraces, including one that wraps entirely around its lower floor, giving magnificent views of the surrounding mountains, the river valley, and the sea beyond. There are also multiple exterior seating areas, nooks, and hideaways. An Italianate bridge from the terrace on the fourth floor leads to private garden areas with a fountain and 4 upholstered chaise lounges.

(300 m2)

Third Floor: The apartment, the grandest residence in the villa, is accessed via a private entrance on the third floor. This apartment was the original residence of the French Baron who built the villa more than 500 years ago. There is a large living room complete with fireplace, two sofas (one converts into a bed for one adult or two children), two armchairs and a coffee table. The living room is equipped with satellite TV and a CD player. The eat-in kitchen has ample counter space as well as an oven, stove, dishwasher, microwave, toaster, American-style coffee maker, juicer, food processor, and washing machine/dryer. A large foyer (with adjacent WC) leads into the dining room, filled with antique furnishings and a marble dining table which seats 12. The dining room, living room, and kitchen boast 12 foot ceilings and 11-foot double doors which open onto a grand terrace. A master bedroom has a 160 cm queen-size bed with Ungaro linens and down pillows. Furnishings include large armoires, dressers, and an antique chair. The master bathroom (not ensuite), done in rare Taormina marble, has a sink, toilet, shower, and separate tub with handheld shower head.

Fourth Floor: A staircase leads from the foyer to the upper floor of the apartment. On this floor there are two large double bedrooms with 160 cm queen-size beds outfitted with Versace-inspired linens and down pillows. Each bedroom has its own ensuite bathroom decorated in Travertine Marble and Italian tile. Both bathrooms have a sink, toilet, and shower, but one also has an additional Jacuzzi tub. All bedrooms have independent climate control for heating and air conditioning.

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.

Cooking Classes: Upon request

Extra Housekeeping: Upon request

Babysitting: Upon request

Portable Baby Crib: 50 Euros per week

Fireworks available upon request: Euro 950 including all permits

Please Note:

A large art and design gallery featuring works by international and local artists is located on the ground floor of the villa. The gallery has its own separate entrance and parking area, and it does not interfere with the privacy of the residents.

It is possible to rent the entire villa under the name Villa Due Angeli.

As there is no telephone, a cell phone is recommended.

A car is necessary at this property.

There is Private Parking for 4 cars.

Housekeeping is provided each Tuesday. Additional Housekeeping can be arranged for an additional fee.

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Suitability:
  • pets considered

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Excellent! 4.6/5 -
(15 traveller reviews)

CHARMING VILLA near Graniti with Pool & Wifi. **Up to $698 USD off - limited time** We respond 24/7
average rating of 4.6 based on 15 reviews
5

This historic villa can be seen from miles away, perched on the hillside with all kinds of gree...

  • 5 of 5

Overall:

This historic villa can be seen from miles away, perched on the hillside with all kinds of greenery around it. It is a beautiful place, created and maintained with love and pleasure by its artistic owners.

Enjoyed Most:

The location is hard to beat - close to Giardini Naxos, Taormina, Mt. Etna, and the autostrade. The outside areas are wonderful for morning coffee, reading and relaxing.

Enjoyed Least:

The road noise - but this was really our fault, because we chose the bedroom facing the road. Editor's Note: The road has been recently widened and repaved, resulting in much less traffic noise. May 2013.

Surrounding Area:

There is so much to see and do! Just up the road is a fascinating gorge and a mountain-top ancient town - very, very picturesque. Taormina and Giardini Naxos are close by, and so is Mr. Etna. Further afield, but a comfortable drive away, are Caltagirone (famous for ceramics), Ortigia Island, and Piazza Amerina. A week is too short a time to see everything!

Tips or Restaurants:

All of the restaurants we found were very good. Order seafood! We particularly liked the restaurants in Giardini Naxos and Ortigia. Be sure to try to restaurant right new door - it is great!!

  • Review Submitted: Oct 28, 2008
  • Date of Stay: Oct 2008
  • Source: RentVillas
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The villa is lovely and Carmelo is a gracious host. His grounds are beautiful and the pool is ...

  • 4 of 5

Overall:

The villa is lovely and Carmelo is a gracious host. His grounds are beautiful and the pool is very nice. The location is good--not far from Taormina or the highway.

Enjoyed Most:

The grounds were meticulously cared for by the gardener and the owner. It was also next door to one of the better, lesser known, restaurants in that area. The villa is well maintained and has all the amenitites.

Enjoyed Least:

There is a blind curve in front of the villa leading to the intersection and many of the cars honked so that others would know they were coming. Editor's Note: See note above.

Surrounding Area:

The villa is in a quiet area near Graniti. Across the road is a sheep farm and the mountain views were lovely. It was away from the tourist areas but close enough to get there in 15-20 minutes.

Nearby Events or Locales:

Gaggi is the nearest small town. It is probably about 2-3 km--walkable but a dangerous road to walk on. We needed a car for Sicily to get to the store and local restaurants as well as other places in Sicily.

Tips or Restaurants:

I don't remember the name of the restaurant next door but it is a very short walk and the food was very good. Usually, we were by ourselves and the owner was an enjoyable fellow. No menus but great food. La Zagara in Gaggi was also pretty good and reasonable.

  • Review Submitted: May 26, 2008
  • Date of Stay: Apr 2008
  • Source: RentVillas
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5

It was lovely to be in a rental property that truly showed the interests and collections of th...

  • 5 of 5

Overall:

It was lovely to be in a rental property that truly showed the interests and collections of the owners. Often when staying in this type of property one feels that the furnishings are the most basic and in Villa Due Angeli one knew all about the owners and they did not put away any of their favourite objects but instead proudly displayed them.

Enjoyed Most:

The owners made us feel completely at home. The section of the villa we took is more ideally suited for 3 couples as there are only 3 bedrooms.

Enjoyed Least:

Only quibble would be the proximity to the road, but given that it wasn't that heavily trafficked, it really wasn't a problem.

Surrounding Area:

Great day trips to Mount Etna and Taormina.

Tips or Restaurants:

Gaggi has a great café, Buon Café, with wonderful pastries...but be prepared to sit and enjoy the morning as it takes time to prepare a wonderful cafe doppio.

We had many wonderful meals at the restaurant next door to the villa and the owner and his family are wonderful and made sure we left heartily satisfied with the meal. Delicious antipasto, wonderful grilled seafood and meats and the ricotta cake became a favourite from the first bite.

  • Review Submitted: Sep 5, 2007
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2007
  • Source: RentVillas
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Restaurant very close by; very friendly and helpful owner; great swimming pool....

  • 4 of 5

Enjoyed Most:

Restaurant very close by; very friendly and helpful owner; great swimming pool.

Enjoyed Least:

The road was sometimes noisy.

  • Review Submitted: Jul 1, 2007
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2007
  • Source: RentVillas
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The property is visually very beautiful both inside and outside. The swimming pool area is very...

  • 4 of 5

Overall:

The property is visually very beautiful both inside and outside. The swimming pool area is very beautiful and relaxing after a day of sightseeing.

Enjoyed Most:

The architectural details give it so much character. The gardens outside are lush and lovely everywhere you look. The owners have created so many little sitting areas to relax and watch the world go by with the mountains in one direction and the sea in the other. It really is a spectacular place!

Enjoyed Least:

The villa is on a road that goes from the town of Graniti to the foothills of Mt. Etna. There is traffic noise from buses, motor bikes and farm equipment.

Surrounding Area:

The surrounding area is very interesting. We hiked into the hills near the property, drove to the many small towns nearby, watched fire works down by the sea from our balcony, walked next door, literally to the best restaurant in the area, and overall had a wonderful time.

Nearby Events or Locales:

The nearest town is Gaggi. Due to the busy roadway right outside, we really didn't walk to any towns. However, if you are brave enough, they are close enough to do so.

Tips or Restaurants:

Do have Maria cook a dinner for you at the villa. Have a large appetite. She makes the best pasta ever, and her seafood salad is unbelievable! Pippo is the owner of the restaurant next door, La Cassita, which luckily turned out to be the best. He has no menu. Just tell him what you like. We had dinner there three times. His vino is great and he's adorable!

Check In Out:

The owners were there to greet us upon arrival and show us the villa. They gave us information about the area and whatever else might be needed. They are very charming and pleasant company.

  • Review Submitted: Jun 12, 2007
  • Date of Stay: May 2007
  • Source: RentVillas
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Being surrounded by the orange and lemon trees, the large out door terrace, and especially the ...

  • 5 of 5

Enjoyed Most:

Being surrounded by the orange and lemon trees, the large out door terrace, and especially the very helpful, welcoming owners. The villa is located directly on a road and would not be a place you should expect to walk out the door and stroll into town.

Enjoyed Least:

We liked it all. The driveway is a bit steep, but one can work around that.

Nearby Events or Locales:

Gaggi, and you would not really want to walk it.

Tips or Restaurants:

Cafe Nuovo in Gaggi is exemplary. The bakery-pastry place you would want in your dreams... the restaurant next door also converted a jaded New York Northern Italian into loving Sicilian food. Fantastic at twice the price.

  • Review Submitted: Apr 8, 2007
  • Date of Stay: Apr 2007
  • Source: RentVillas
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Facilities

Accommodation and facilities for this holiday villa in Graniti in Sicily

Property Type:
  • villa
Housekeeping:
  • Housekeeper Included
General:
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Parking
  • Washing Machine
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishwasher
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Toaster
Bathrooms:
  • 3 Bathrooms
Bedrooms:
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
Entertainment:
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
Outside:
  • Balcony
  • Barbecue
Suitability:
  • pets considered
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool
  • Hot Tub
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • swimming

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