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CHARMING VILLA near Graniti with Pool & Wifi. **Up to $997 USD off - limited time** We respond 24/7

People16
Bedrooms 6
Bathrooms6
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 5 - 7 nights

Overview


Details
Property
villa
People
16
Bedrooms
6
Bathrooms
6
Minimum Stay
5 - 7 nights

Description

Photos and Description of this 6 bedroom holiday villa in Graniti - Villa Due Angeli

Max Beds: 16, Min Beds: 12, Double Beds: 6, Single Beds: 0, Baths: 6, Reference: 2077

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.

(548 m2) There are three apartments within this villa. A short description of each is below; click on the link to take you to a full description of each apartment. The price for the entire estate is listed below.

Ezekial Residence (200 m2, sleeps 4-5): This apartment occupies the main floor of the villa. It has vaulted ceilings, a large kitchen, two master bedrooms with queen-size beds, two bathrooms, and a sofa-bed for one adult or two children. The outside area has two dining tables, outdoor showers, and a fishpond.

Gabriel Residence (300 m2, sleeps 6-7): Located on the third and fourth floors of the villa, Gabriel Residence is the grandest apartment. It has a living room, a kitchen, and a dining room with 12 foot ceilings and doors leading out onto a huge terrace. There are three bedrooms with queen-sized beds and three bathrooms (two ensuite), and a sofa bed for one adult or two children. Outside terraces have magnificent views and one leads across a bridge to a garden with a small fountain.

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

Portable Baby Crib: 50 Euros per week

Babysitting: Upon request

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.

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

A car is necessary at this property.

English Channels are only available in the Gabriel Residence.

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

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Suitability:
  • pets considered

Property Manager
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Member since: 2012
Speaks English
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Calendar last updated:
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Reviews

Excellent! 4.3/5 -
(6 traveller reviews)

CHARMING VILLA near Graniti with Pool & Wifi. **Up to $997 USD off - limited time** We respond 24/7
average rating of 4.3333335 based on 6 reviews
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Good. We had an enjoyable time. All facilities were as advertised. ...

  • 3 of 5

Overall:

Good. We had an enjoyable time. All facilities were as advertised.

Enjoyed Most:

The view, pool, and convenient location.

Enjoyed Least:

There was a surprising amount of street noise, although some comments on RentVillas.com warned of that.

There were a number of problems with the electricity; apparently new transformers didn't work properly. Editor's Note: City-installed electricity transformers are now functional. The public works started early in the morning, adding to the street noise. July, 2014.

Surrounding Area:

The neighboring restaurant and the close by Paradise restaurant were both very good.

Nearby Events or Locales:

Gaggi was close by but not in walking distance.

Tips or Restaurants:

Paradise restaurant was excellent.

Directions:

We used GPS. The property was easy to find.

Check In Out:

It would have been helpful to check-in earlier than 3 PM even to drop off luggage. Our flights arrived in the morning and we had a few hours to wait.

  • Review Submitted: Jul 9, 2014
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2014
  • Source: RentVillas
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4

A very good week. The space is excellent and Phil and Carmelo are friendly and helpful. The v...

  • 4 of 5

Overall:

A very good week. The space is excellent and Phil and Carmelo are friendly and helpful. The villa location is also quite good, with many attractions in the immediate vicinity, and a couple of outstanding restaurants literally up and down the street.

Enjoyed Most:

Location, space, and an excellent pool area.

Enjoyed Least:

We got the sense that some of the rooms hadn't been used in a while and the beds were a little dusty. This probably wouldn't have been a problem if we had come later in the season after the villa had been used more regularly.

Surrounding Area:

Taormina, Giardini Naxos, Castelmola, and the Alcatara Gorge are very close. Mt. Etna, Catania, and Siracusa are also workable day trips. We even went to the Aeolian Islands one day (a hydrofoil ride from Milazzo).

Nearby Events or Locales:

Graniti and Gaggi are both walking distance away, although the road is narrow with blind corners and traffic, so I wouldn't recommend walking.

Tips or Restaurants:

There are two excellent restaurants a stone's throw away, one called Paradise, and the other called Casita. Paradise in particular is an outstanding example of good Sicilian cooking. Casita is literally right next door. We ate at both places on multiple occasions.

Directions:

Phil and Carmelo's directions are actually quite good. GPS is generally helpful for driving in the area. But make sure the settings are set for large highways. We were routed across TINY country roads on several occasions, probably because the GPS didn't want us to have to pay (autostradas are tolled).

Check In Out:

Phil and Carmelo are very nice, welcoming, and helpful. Both check in and check out went smoothly. They even let us check out (with security deposit refund) one day in advance since we were leaving very early Saturday morning.

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

Great experience. Convenient to Taormina, Etna and shopping. Owners delightful and very helpful...

  • 5 of 5

Overall:

Great experience. Convenient to Taormina, Etna and shopping. Owners delightful and very helpful.

Enjoyed Most:

Lots of space, beautiful foliage, lemon trees to pick from. Spectacular pool for kids and adults. There were 15 family members in our group.

Enjoyed Least:

Traffic noise. Mattress in my room was a bit soft for my taste, but I slept very well. Editor's Note: The road has been recently widened and resurfaced, resulting in much less traffic noise. May 2013.

Surrounding Area:

Views, Etna, small towns to shop in. Not infested with tourists so we had an opportunity to meet and deal with ordinary people in shops.

Nearby Events or Locales:

Gaggi was not in walking distance, an inconvenience. The main reason is there are no sidewalks and the roads are very narrow so it would be hazardous to walk on the road.

Tips or Restaurants:

The restaurant next door to the Villa was excellent. The owner speaks English and the food was typically Sicilian and very good.

Check In Out:

The owners gave a clear and useful introduction. They made checkout very easy.

  • Review Submitted: Jun 22, 2008
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2008
  • Source: RentVillas
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Our hosts, Phil and Carmelo, were wonderful. The villa was perfect for our party of 12. The m...

  • 4 of 5

Overall:

Our hosts, Phil and Carmelo, were wonderful. The villa was perfect for our party of 12. The main living area had a large kitchen, dining room and living room which easily accommodated the 12 of us. The fireplace added a nice touch during the cool evenings. Our hosts provided us with a beautifully decorated Christmas tree and plates of fresh oranges picked from the trees on the villa premises. All of the units were comfortable and decorated with beautiful works of art, mostly created by Phil and Carmelo. We were able to explore their art gallery and unique pieces of ceramic art which were then shipped via UPS to our home. We had a marvelous vacation at Villa Due Angeli and would love to see it again in summer when all of the foliage is in bloom. Phil and Carmelo were extremely helpful and attentive to all of our needs.

Enjoyed Most:

The rooms and accommodations were very warm and comfortable.

Enjoyed Least:

Villa is on a busy road, so the road noise could be an issue if you stayed there for "peace and quiet".

Surrounding Area:

The local towns are charming and fun to explore. The view of Mt. Etna is amazing and the property is close to the autostrada and beach.

Nearby Events or Locales:

There are two towns - Gaggi and Graniti. They are very close but not in walking distance. We did all of our food shopping in Gaggi and went to a wonderful pastry store called Caffe Nuovo in Gaggi. They had all types of typical Sicilian cookies, cakes and pastries along with gelato and brick oven pizza that is served in the evenings.

Tips or Restaurants:

Do not be afraid to talk to Phil and Carmelo - they were very helpful in explaining what and where to do things. We had an incredible meal at La Cassita next to the villa on Christmas Eve. From start to finish, we had 16 courses. The food and service was wonderful and it was a perfect way to do as the locals do.

Directions:

The orange exterior of the villa was hard to miss!

  • Review Submitted: Jan 9, 2007
  • Date of Stay: Dec 2006
  • Source: RentVillas
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5

We had a wonderful week in a truly beautiful house. The owners made us feel very at home and w...

  • 5 of 5

Overall:

We had a wonderful week in a truly beautiful house. The owners made us feel very at home and were fantastic hosts.

Enjoyed Most:

The villa was beautifully decorated, and extremely well equipped. Wonderful pool area. Charming hosts. Just a lovely experience

Enjoyed Least:

I was glad I knew before I arrived about the road nearby, as I was prepared for much worse! In reality, the car noise is very audible from the patio and pool area but not very intrusive.

Surrounding Area:

The restaurant next door was fabulous, we visited twice. A great experience. We enjoyed going to Taormina and the beach at Giardini Naxos

Nearby Events or Locales:

Gaggi is the nearest town, useful for practical shopping but not a very interesting or picturesque town

Tips or Restaurants:

Go to the restaurant next door early on in your trip so you can go again later on.

Check In Out:

The owners invited us to stay on around the pool after check out as we had a flight later in the day. This was very kind of them as they were having a party for 300 the following day and were busy preparing.

  • Review Submitted: Sep 13, 2005
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2005
  • Source: RentVillas
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Our family of 15 had the experience of a lifetime in being together and meeting scores of Sicil...

  • 5 of 5

Overall:

Our family of 15 had the experience of a lifetime in being together and meeting scores of Sicilian relatives. The owner went out of his way to be accommodating in the planning of our vacation, and during our stay there.

Enjoyed Most:

The beauty of it all the verandas, the plantings, the pool and the congeniality of the owner.

Enjoyed Least:

The evening the electricity went out, and the owners were away for the night, and we were at a loss as to what to do.

Surrounding Area:

We enjoyed it all - the day trips to Taormina, Cesaro and Savoca, the beach, and the beauty of the countryside.

Tips or Restaurants:

A Casita next door was very good, and the restaurant in Cesaro was exceptional.

  • Review Submitted: Jul 5, 2005
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2005
  • 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:
  • 6 Bathrooms
Bedrooms:
  • 6 Bedrooms, Sleeps 16
Entertainment:
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
Outside:
  • Balcony
  • Barbecue
Suitability:
  • pets considered
Pool / Spa:
  • Private Pool
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • swimming

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