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Taormina 4 charming unities, country, garden, pool, wifi, close to the beach - Polyphemus

People6
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms2
Space 753 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 nights

Overview

Description

Polyphemus

The house Polifemo is equipped for max six and consists of: 2 double bedrooms (Queen size or twins bed) with their own bath with shower (2), a small mezzanine with two single beds over the living room ideal for children 5/13 , a living room including a kitchen corner and an exclusive furnished patio-gazebo with canes canopy and creepers(9x9 mt.) and a garden (9x9 mt.). All rooms are equipped with air conditioning units (hot and cold air).

For rental conditions, included services and facilities see the Rental agreement or ask to the owner.

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About the property

Princely Cottages-Taormina

The four houses are named Luna-Polifemo- Leone and Trinacria and derive from the refurbishment of an old farmstead located in the stunning countryside of Taormina and more precisely in a princely family estate producing oranges, lemons, olive oil and wine.

The cottage LUNA is equipped for max 6 pax (4 adults and 2 children) and consists of 2 double bedrooms with their own bath with shower (2 bathrooms with shower in all), a confortable kitchen-dining-living room with a small mezzanine with 2 beds for children 5/13, an exclusive gazebo with cane covering and creepers ideal to stay al fresco or have meals.

Max 4 adults + 2 children (5-13 years).

The cottage POLIFEMO is equipped for max 6 pax (4 adults and 2 children) and consists of 2 double bedrooms with their own bath with shower (2 bathrooms with shower in all), a living room with a kitchinette and a small mezzanine with 2 beds for children 5/13, an exclusive gazebo with cane covering and creepers ideal to stay al fresco or have meals. Max 4 adults + 2 children (5-13 years).

The cottage LEONE AND TRINACRIA are equipped for max 4 pax (2 adults and 2 children) and consist each one of 1 double bedroom with his own bath with shower, a kitchen-dining-living room with a small mezzanine with 2 beds for children 5/13, an exclusive gazebo with cane covering and creepers ideal to stay al fresco or have meals.

Max 2 adults + 2 children (5-13 years).

The 4 houses share a mature lush extended garden with a big stunning pool area with solarium in the lemongrove. The pool is available from May on.

Changeover day preference : Saturday (other dates must be agreed with the owner).

Services and facilities included in the price: weekly linen and towels, shaded parking area , communal swimming pool,wifi, communal washing machine.

There is a person encharged for check in and check out who provides guests with all infos related to the area such as restaurants, shops, supermarkets, pharmacy, excursions. The area is very safe and serene ideal for country lovers and in the mean time close to the beach, Taormina and shops. The nearest airport is Catania (Fontanarossa) distant about 60 kms from the property. The car is essential (Sicily is a very big island). Restaurants and shops are distant between 10/15 minutes driving from the property. The nearest beach in Giardini Naxos is at 2 kms from the property (sandy). The location is ideal to visit oriental Sicily (Taormina, Etna, Catania, Valley of Alcantara, Savoca (the village where the Godfather was filmed...)

A dream place for a dream holiday.

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Owner
Gabriele
Member since: 2002
Premier Partner

This partner has demonstrated and is committed to fast response times, the best rates, and a great guest experience.

Speaks English, French, Italian
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
90%
Calendar last updated:
17 September, 2018

About Gabriele

I love Sicily

Why Gabriele chose Taormina

Ideal for country lovers, amazing garden and pool area, lemons, oranges, olive trees and flowers. Close to Taormina and to the beach. Spectacular view of Etna and in the mean time away from it all.

What makes this house unique

There is a person encharged for check-in, check-out and guests assistance during the stay. There is a mantainor for any tecnical problem occurring and the owner lives in the estate for most part of the year.

Available Rentals

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Notes

Prices can be changed by the owner prior to the booking is done.
Pool available from Easter to October.
Standard services and taxes included in the price :
Vat, weekly full linen and towels (including pool towels), shaded and gated parking area, pool maintainance, wifi, night light in the parking area, 24 h. daily maintainor assistance for any breakage occurring, 24 h. emergency electric generator, check-in and check.out, communal washing machine.
Extras to be paid on the spot: air conditioning/heating daily € 17 (on demand), final cleaning weekly € 70 (obligatory).
For other rental conditions, included services, facilities and extras see the Rental agreement or ask to the owner.


Facilities

Accommodation and facilities for this holiday house around the Taormina around the Province of Messina

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 753 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 12:00
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • Max. adults: 4
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets considered ...
Location Type:
  • near the sea
  • resort
  • rural
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Farm Holidays
  • Romantic
General:
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking ...
  • Sunbed
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Free Wifi
Kitchen:
  • 2 Ring Stove
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Kitchenette
  • Microwave ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom - Bath with Shower
    Bathroom 2 - Bath with Shower
  • Confortable, cozy
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed
    Bedroom - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed
    Bedroom 3 - 2 Single Bed , mezzanine
  • 2 bedrooms (Queen size or twins), 2 children's beds in the mezzanine
Entertainment:
  • Books
Outside:
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • Terrace
  • 4 garden chairs
  • 4 deck chairs
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • Outdoor Pool
Attractions:
  • autumn foliage
  • bay
  • caves
  • cinemas
  • duty free shops
  • forests
  • live theatre
  • museums
  • naturist beach
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • theme parks
  • volcano
  • water parks
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • horse riding
  • outlet shopping
  • scenic drives
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • golf
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
Notes:
stunning countryside and garden. Close to the beach and Taormina. great view of the Etna volcano.

Reviews

Excellent! 4.6/5 -
(19 traveller reviews)

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average rating of 4.631579 based on 19 reviews
4

Nice, cosy and quiet place

  • 4 of 5

Monica the house manager is a fantastic woman who will give you advise on places to see and were to eat. She is also very responsive to all your needs!

I give this place 4 stars because of the extra charges that are not displayed in the total when you do the search on Home and Away. AC and final cleaning has to be payed in cash upon arrival as stated in the rental agreement once you actually send a request for reservation. Only then you have the real rental price.

The area were the house is located is very cosy. The Pool is fantastic and that’s where we were most of the time once at the property.

We (myself,husband and one 3 year old) stayed at Polifemo wich had the biggest garden of them all and was also the best house.

All the houses are attached in row but with big hedges in between so you are in total privacy. The only thing missing in the house was wine glasses but we bought some at the supermarket.

If we come back to this region we will stay here again.

  • Review Submitted: 20-Aug-2018
  • Date of Stay: July 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hello Mrs Bruce, many thanks for the review. I just want to clarify that the extra costs such as air conditioning and final cleaning are CLEARLY STRESSED in the notes below the rates of the Homeaway website and in the Rental Agreement that every guest has to accept before the booking. I really hope to see you again in the property. Thanks again also from the staff. Gabriele
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5

Beautiful, tranquil accommodation

  • 5 of 5

We had an excellent family holiday staying in Polyphemus. Monica the housekeeper was there to greet us on the morning we arrived, provided all the information on the local area and was really fantastic. We had a small problem with the air con in our bedroom and she got it sorted out straight away, she was really great, friendly and helpful and great to have as a contact if we needed help.We stayed in Polyphemus with our two children aged 9 and 13 for 12 days. a beautiful place, with lovely gardens and a fantastic swimming pool and shaded area, plenty of lovely places to sit and chill out. Lovely accommodation, traditional to the area, a nice shaded terrace to sit and eat family meals if you don’t want to go out. Great having a communal washing machine to use as well. Cleaning provided halfway through the stay with fresh towels and pool towels. We would definitely go back here, it’s a great place to stay with groups of friends or family as 3 other cottages attached as well. Also villa etna is attached to this property which you can rent. Great shaded area to keep your car in as well, beautiful grounds, all well maintained. Guarding Naxos 5-10 minutes drive, Taormina 10-15 minutes. Lovely to stay in this area surrounded by the lemon and and orange groves, with easy access to towns. Highly recommended!!!!

  • Review Submitted: 11-Aug-2018
  • Date of Stay: July 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

Peaceful cottages with lovely pool/Etna views

  • 5 of 5

Absolutely lovely rural property with little private garden and big shared pool with diving board (which we had to ourselves a lot of the time). The cottage was very clean and well maintained. And Monica, our meet-and-greeter, was extremely helpful and welcoming. Kitchen equipment (utensils etc) on the sparse side but there is a very useful bbq grill on the patio. Beach at G Naxos is 5-10 mins drive; beautiful Taormina is only 15/20 minutes. Supermarket 5 mins. Only downside is no decent cafes/eateries nearby (Trappittello itself is v unremarkable), but Monica recommmended a really lovely local restaurant in nearby Graniti (Ristorante Flora) - a 15/20 minute drive. A few mosquitoes around in evenings - so pack repellent.

Ah- and amazing views of smoking Etna and nearby hills. We had a perfect family holiday.

  • Review Submitted: 09-Sep-2016
  • Date of Stay: August 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Many Thanks for your detailed useful review !
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3

Lovely location just a shame palifemo apartment is run down and expensive air conditioning

  • 3 of 5

Property layout, location and the pool is perfect for anyone with kids looking for playmates in peaceful surroundings. Monica the lady looking after the properties is there no matter what you need. Lovely lady.

The only downside is we were staying in the palifemo apartment which was in need of some restoration and we did find the kitchen utensils not very clean. I would stay in luna next time much nicer! Also watch it as after you book the property on home away you then receive an email asking for more money on arrival for air conditioning and cleaning and tax. Came to a lot for just one week. It was a lovely holiday though and we didn't want to leave!

  • Review Submitted: 21-Aug-2016
  • Date of Stay: August 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hello thanks for the enquiry but please next time you have problems with utensils keep in contact with the house manager who will sort the problem on. Also important to read the rental agreement before booking. Hope to see you again soon in the property. Gabriele
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5

A beautiful hideaway with great views of Mt Etna

  • 5 of 5

We spent two weeks in Polifemo this summer. It is part of a small complex of well appointed holiday homes situated in beautiful grounds, all with shared access to a large swimming pool. The property was very much as we expected from the listing description, if not better. It was very clean and well-maintained. We received a lot of helpful advice on arrival from Monica with useful recommendations on where to go, local supermarkets and good local restaurants. Both Gabriele, the owner, and Monica were extremely helpful to us when our rental car got a flat tyre, directing us to a local tyre bay and helping us to change the wheel. The customer service throughout was outstanding. I would certainly recommend this property to a friend, relative or anyone else who would listen to me. In terms of local attractions, this property is well placed for anyone wishing to explore Messina, Taormina and North East Sicily as well as Mount Etna, Catania and Siracusa. Our favourite things to do locally were the cable car up Mount Etna, the cool waters of the Alcantara gorge, the beautiful Greek/Roman theatre in Taormina and the fabulous and historic city of Siracusa. The restaurants nearby were wonderful and we didn't have a disappointing meal the whole time we were there. Two particular favourites were Paradise near Gaggi and Al Giardino just outside the gate of the Taormina Giardino Pubblico. We liked the food and service so much, we went twice. Thankyou Monica and Gabriele for an absolutely fabulous holiday.

  • Review Submitted: 23-Aug-2015
  • Date of Stay: July 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: So many thanks for the wonderful review with so many useful infos.
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5

Lovely secluded villa

  • 5 of 5

We stayed in villa Lunasole which was perfect for two families (four adults and two young children). The villa was clean, simple and well laid out. The kitchen had everything you need and we ate our meals on the veranda. The pool area is lovely with views of mount Etna, beautiful flowers surrounding it, sun loungers & comfy chairs, toilets and even a little playground which kept our 2 and 4 year olds happy as did the lizards darting around. Communication during booking was prompt and easy and Monica, who met us on arrival, is a lovely lady. She gave us lots of info on the local area and even drove with us to a supermarket open on Sunday evening when we arrived. She was on call but unobtrusive throughout our stay and really helped us feel at home. Thank you Monica! Taormina is an easy drive along the beautiful coast road as are the more local restaraunts, shops and gelaterias of Giardini Naxos. For us this was a perfect place - affordable and within reach of Taormina and other places but peaceful and well equipped so that we could also spend days by the pool without leaving the estate. And the kids loved it too.

  • Review Submitted: 13-Jun-2015
  • Date of Stay: May 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hello Dear really hope to see you and your family back soon ! Many Thanks
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Location

Nearest Airport
60 Kilometres
Catania
Nearest Ferry
20 Kilometres
Riposto
Nearest Train
6 Kilometres
Taormina
Nearest Restaurant
2 Kilometres
Giardini Naxos
Nearest Beach
2 Kilometres
Giardini Naxos
Car: necessary

Ideal for country lovers and in the mean time close to the beach and Taormina center town (10-15 minutes driving). Car necessary. The holiday homes are located amid the peace of the Sicilian countryside, 2 kms from the sea, 7 from the centre of Taormina, 10 from the Gorges of Alcantara, 35 from Etna (cableway), 100 from Syracuse, 150 from Noto, Modica and Ragusa Ibla and 90 from Piazza Armerina.

The property is the ideal base for visiting the oriental Sicily.

Other Activities: Etna excursions, Gorges of Alcantara discovery, Syracuse, Noto (barok valley), Piazza Armerina (roman villa), valle d'Agrò, Savoca the village where the Godfather was filmed.

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