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Stunning secluded 19th century house with lush garden, in the heart of Taormina

Bedrooms 3
Space 1,291 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 7 nights


About the property

House with front garden, 3 bedrooms over 2 floors, sleeps 6

Villa Ida is a unique property nested at the heart of the ancient Taormina village. With over 120m2 inside and 150m2 of private garden, it offers plenty of room to accommodate up to 6 guests.

A very well preserved 19th century building, secluded by a lush garden on the front side, it develops over two levels.

The ground floor centers around the living room, which opens toward the garden through two arched window doors. On the back side, there is a spacious sleeping room with a queen size bed and a private balcony with a splendid view of the quaint pedestrian street. A spacious kitchen (offering a secondary street access) and a bathroom with shower complete the level.

The first floor, accommodates under a sloping roof the master bedroom with kingsize bed and view of the lush garden below, a second bedroom (with two single beds) and a full bathroom.

The property is uniquely located at the heart of Taormina, an ideal base to discover Sicily or simply laze by the sea.

More Details

Property Manager
Member since: 2010
Speaks English, French, German, Spanish, Italian
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
17 May, 2018

Guestbook comments from the manager

First off, let me just say on behalf of everyone what a great time we had in Taormina, and how beautiful your house is, and what an amazing location it is in.
Oct 2010
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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday house in Taormina in Province of Messina

Property Type:
  • house (semi-detached)
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 1291 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • beach
  • city centre
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Luxury
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Basic Soaps
  • Broadband Access
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Shampoo
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • First floor - Toilet , Bath with Shower , Bidet
    Ground floor - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , Bidet
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Master bedroom - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed
    First floor 2nd bedroom - 2 Single Bed , Can be pulled together for a large double
    Backside bedroom - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed
  • Bed linen are provided. All bedrooms are equipped with TV set. Airconditioning is located in the ground floor sleeping room. Upsatirs rooms are equipped with fans.
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • Radio
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Balcony
  • Beach Towels
  • Garden
  • Terrace
  • 6 garden chairs
  • 2 deck chairs
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible ...
  • bay
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • live theatre
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • volcano
  • waterfalls
Leisure Activities:
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • golf
  • diving
  • snorkelling
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing


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Stunning secluded 19th century house with lush garden, in the heart of Taormina
average rating of 4.9130435 based on 25 reviews

Great location and gardens

  • 5 of 5

We found ourself just of the Corso Umberto, in a beautiful old villa, with great gardens. This was a massive plus for us, as our children (18, 18 and 16) loved to chill on the deck chairs and play cards, after a day of being out.

The kitchen was well equipped to let us do some home cooking. If you however do like cooking, you are near many good food establishments and bars (Bam Bar!!!)- so don't worry.

The service provided by Davide (his communication was fantastic), along with Salvatore (taxi), Claudia and Antonella was excellent.

  • Review Submitted: 14-Aug-2017
  • Date of Stay: July 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: We always strive to make our guests enjoy their stay as much as possible, and we are ready to help solve the occasional glitches. ;)
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Lovely villa in great location!

  • 5 of 5

We have recently returned from a week staying at Villa Ida. It was perfect for our needs! Davide was quick to return emails and was very helpful. Antonella who looks after the Villa was also very pleasant and helpful. We are a family of 6 and there was plenty of room for us all. The kitchen is well equipped and we enjoyed shopping at the market and cooking up some lovely Sicilian meals. The location is excellent - minutes from the Corso Umberto with all its bars cafes and lovely shops, yet tucked down a quiet side street so we did not hear much noise. We had the upstairs double bedroom and it was very quiet indeed. (Our sons shared the downstairs bedroom and they did hear some noise in the early mornings.) The garden is delightful and we had breakfast and lunch out there every day. There is plenty of garden furniture, and lovely orange and lemon trees. The orange tree was in blossom when we were there and it smelled divine!! There is also a small roof terrace which is used for drying washing, but I enjoyed sitting up there in the afternoon to soak up some sunshine when the garden below was shaded by the trees. I am very glad that we chose to stay at Villa Ida and would certainly be keen to stay again if we return to the beautiful town of Taormina!

  • Review Submitted: 28-Apr-2018
  • Date of Stay: April 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Beautiful House

  • 5 of 5

Villa Ida was set in a beautiful garden with lemon and orange trees. The garden was well kept and had a good range of garden furniture. The house itself was well equipped with everything you needed. We were a party of six adults and found the accomodation excellent.

The booking process was easy and Davide answered any questions very quickly.

  • Review Submitted: 14-Jun-2017
  • Date of Stay: May 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Lovely cottage in heart of Taormins

  • 4 of 5

We and our 2 kids aged 8 and 6, thoroughly enjoyed our late autumn break at Villa Ida. Being right at the heart of beautiful bustling Taormina was ideal. You step out of the cute garden onto a quiet street, and everything is there, bakery, restaurants and shops. Having the garden is quite special so central. The house itself is charming and very spacious. We recommend restaurant Shelter, around the corner, great food and particularly good service. Though there are plenty more, also good. We loved the views and setting of the beaches in front of Isola Bella, truly stunning! We also drove out to the sandy beach at Giardini Naxos. Autumn is a perfect time to come, warm enough to swim and to take long walks. Thank you to Davide for making Villa Ida available and making everything run so smoothly.

  • Review Submitted: 10-Nov-2015
  • Date of Stay: October 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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Wonderful villa in Taormina!

  • 5 of 5

We stayed in Villa Ida in July 2015. The villa was very clean and well maintained. The location was perfect! The villa is around the corner from Corso Umberto (the main street) but in a surprisingly quiet area. The garden with the citrus trees was beautiful and great extra space for an 8 year old to play. Davide's communication was excellent and our stay was seamless! He was also very quick to return our full security deposit. We used Salvatore from Davide's recommended car service and travel to and from the airport in Catania was easy. We would love to return to Villa Ida for another holiday!

  • Review Submitted: 04-Sep-2015
  • Date of Stay: July 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your kind words, we strive to make sure our guests enjoy their stay as much as possible. Hope to see you again in the future.
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Soooo Special!

  • 5 of 5

We fell in love with Taormina while staying at Villa Ida! My husband and I were traveling with our 18-year-old son and my Mother-in-law. The location of Villa Ida in the heart of the village is ideal. We walked everywhere - restaurants, markets, shops, churches, gardens, and the beach. This place is spectacular and Villa Ida is in the middle of it all. Thank you Davide for your excellent service.

  • Review Submitted: 02-Jul-2015
  • Date of Stay: June 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your kind words, we are happy to hear you enjoyed your stay and Villa Ida as your base.
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Nearest Airport
60 Kilometres
Catania Fontanarossa (CTA)
Nearest Golf
20 Kilometres
Il Picciolo
Nearest Train
5 Kilometres
Nearest Beach
500 Metres
Isolabella & Mazzaro' - by cablecar
Car: not necessary

Settled on a hill of the Monte Tauro, Taormina dominates two grand, sweeping bays, offering to the visitors a breathtaking, dramatic and memorable view over almost one hundred miles of Mediterranean sea. Since the opening of the first hotel in 1874, Taormina has become one of the world top touristic destinations where visitors can experience a perfect combination of old times charming atmosphere, preservation of history and culture, an elegant and lively way of life to be enjoyed in relaxing walks through the old town pedestrian areas. The tourist has a lot to do and see : top level art performances at the Greek theatre, several painting exhibitions held in local palazzi and churces, fine elegant shopping along the famous 'Corso Umberto' with its cafes and pastry shops. Or visiting local art museums, taking naturalistic walks in the surounding countryside, golfing at the nearby 18-holes course, enjoying the fantastic beaches at easy reach.

Golf: For golfers, Il Picciolo Golf Club (only 30km from Taormina) offers a 18 hole, par 72 (SSS 71) over 5800m of hilly landscape with breathtaking views of the Etna volcano and the typical Sicilian country side.

We can help arrange golf packages upon request (transfer, tee times, lessons).


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday house in Taormina, Sicily

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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
High Season
30 Jun 2018 - 2 Sep 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
My Standard Rate
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Refundable Damage Deposit £876.99

20% discount on second consecutive week.
50% down payment is required to confirm reservation.
Cancellations fully refunded until 30 days before starting of rental period.
Deposit required of €1'000.
Arrival & departure day Saturday or Sunday - other days ok in low season, negotiable in mid-season.
Check-in 15h00 at the earliest, check-out 10h30 at the latest.

Manager's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund for cancellations more than 7 days before check-in date.
  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 14 days before check-in date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.
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