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Why alessandro arco chose Messina
It 'located 100 meters from the Tyrrhenian Sea, the warm, clear, head peloro between Capo Milazzo and opposite the island of Panarea (Aeolian Islands). Located on the slopes of a hill in the lush Mediterranean greenery with private access to mare.Una unspoilt area with fishing boats on the beach of fine white sand, clear or shore furnished.It 's situated in a strategic location close to the port to the Aeolian Islands and well connected in Eastern Sicily (Syracuse, Etna, Taormina) and Western Sicily (Palermo, Cefalu) so as to be able to reach and visit these famous tourist spots in one day. Since 2012, the entire villa is rented to a single tenant without the presence of the owners.
Pool / Spa
100% refund if cancelled at least 30 days before arrival date. 50% refund if cancelled at least 14 days before arrival date.
Great swimming area, disappointing interior
The pool and pool area, including seating was great. Lovely big pool and outdoor changing area. We enjoyed spending time out here. The size of the villa was just right for our big group of 10, however we were really disappointed with the general upkeep of the property.
Most of the lights either had no lights bulbs or didn’t work. The drains were blocked which frustratingly meant the dishwasher then didn’t work. One of the outdoor sofas was broken, door handles fell off in our hands & one of the downstairs bathrooms had a horrendous smell which meant we couldn’t use it.
We were quite annoyed that we didn’t have access to any WiFi for the entire week and the tv did not work.
The shower upstairs in the blue area didn’t drain properly so you ended up standing in deep, mucky cold water to shower. The water is heated by the sun so on days when it is cloudy or rainy there is no hot water to shower or wash up, annoying when the dishwasher also didn’t work and there were 10 guests.
The location is good and general size of property is great but time and money needs to be spent on maintaining this villa to an acceptable standard.
Dear guests, meanwhile, thank you for your advice. It is possible to understand from the previous reviews that the drawbacks are reported to be temporary. The clogging of the drains may have been due to incorrect use of the previous guests. Some other small problem such as a broken handle was not reported from the previous check out. I am sorry for the other inconveniences which, as we have seen, were managed by the violent storm. Like all the previous guests, I have always given my availability and phone number to you, you could have warned me that I would solve your problems. I'm glad that anyway, as you told me verbally, they were wonderful holidays for you all in a nice place
Excellent place to stay for large family group
Would highly recommend
Great family holiday location
The space was great for adult family holiday. Location is off the main tourist route and that was perfect for us. Beach and sea less than 5 mins walk away. Sea crystal clear and beach clean. Access to beach bars and pizzerias. Property is advertised as 6 bedroom but there were only 5 (maybe owner opens top floor if there are nore staying). Air con in 3 of the bedrooms and the cost for this should be sorted out with owner before starting holiday. Alessandro was really helpful and made sure we were ok, especially after some of the most amazing thunderstorms we have ever experienced caused the pool to go cloudy, but he was there to sort it out straight away.
The proporty inside is a little disjointed but we spent most of our waking hours outside around the pool and the well equiped outdoor kitchen area. There are a few minor things that could do with a bit of TLC, like the cooker hob outside and the downstairs indoor oven seems to have a random temporature control, but these did not detract from a really great family holiday space and location.
Would recommend a car if you want to get about to see tourist attactions in this part of Sicily, Taormina about an hours drive, Etna about 1.5, Alcantara Gorge worth a visit too.
Wonderful group holiday!
A thoroughly enjoyable stay at this property from beginning to end. Villa was clean and well equipped. The outside area is fantastic and there really is no reason to leave it. Pretty much the only time I did was to sleep. Very close to the beach and a couple of cracking pizzerias. Alex was available at all times for any problems. I would recommend a car to see the sights of Sicily. We had one between our group mainly for shopping but there is a train station close by which will take you to messina and from there pretty much wherever you may want to go. Overall a wonderful group holiday!!
Great villa with lovely host
Alessandro was a great host and was more than helpful. The villa was beautiful and fully kitted out with more than enough space for the six of us. The pool area was perfect, with many facilities - especially the outside kitchen. There was a very nice local pizzeria just a few minutes walk away, on the beachfront, but not much else around, which suited us, but you'd definitely benefit from a car! A huge supermarket in the nearby town (less than 10 minutes away) had everything we needed.
Great Villa with lots of space and things to do
We had a lovely holiday and the villa was great. Amazing pool for adults and kids, table tennis, outdoor kitchen and bbq with great facilities. Alessandro was extremely helpful during our stay. His restaurant recommendations were great and he knows the area well. The beach is a short walk from the villa with some restaurants and the nearest town is about a 5 minute drive. We would recommend hiring a car as Toarmina is only about 50 minutes away. We would highly recommend staying at he villa.
From Catania airport - take motorway and exit toll Catamo Messina-Villafranca (last exit autostratale of Messina to Palermo) exit, turn right on highway 113 just 3 km in places Rodia is the Residence Baia Verde, private access to sandy beach just 100 meters
Excellent regional cuisine, possibility of day trips to Messina, Catania, Etna, Palermo, Taormina, Sicily, Aeolian islands, the latter can be reached by private boat hire with or without skipper