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Bedrooms 4
Space 210 m²
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 1 - 7 nights


About the property

villa Calipso

'Just 2 hours from the airport in Catania. An easy ride on the motorway. The perfect place for a quiet and peaceful vacation, placed at the end of a row of houses. The last house before the beach. Very suitable for families with children. Its just a short walk in flipflops to take a morning dip in the ocean on your very own 'private' mediterranean beach. If you want to get around its a great base for excursions to Milazzo, Messina, Taormina, the Eolian Islands, Mount Etna, majestic forested mountains with pittoresqe villages, Tindari Monastery, Tindari bay at Marinello, and much much more. Its a semidetached house. The house has a garden facing the beach, and there is a nice view from the balconies. You can see the majecstic and impressive Tindari Monastery and the closest of the Eolian Islands, Volcano. In the back there is a cosy backyard with trees and flowers. A great place to have your meals. There is a brick barbeque and pizza oven and an enclosed shower area so that you dont need to drag all the sand into the house when you get back from the beach. The neighbouring farmer comes by regularly to offer his own produce (vegetables, cheese, sausages, vine and olive oil) out of the back of his car. The Ice Cream man also comes calling.The Hosts will do all they can to help you get a memorable vacation.( from a review)

This fine, spacious, comfortable and well furnished villa is located in a quiet area in the northern part of Sicily in the bay of Tindari, directly on the Tyrrhenian Sea.

The villa is made unique by the surrounding natural scenario that provides a magic atmosphere. Being situated on the beach it allows from its balconies a breathtaking view of the AEOLIAN ISLANDS, Tyndaris,and Cape Milazzo. You can also admire all around the mountains, the eucalyptus trees, the lemon gardens..

The villa offers a wide garden with palmtrees where to spend peaceful moments, also in summer, hearing the sounds of the waves.It's an excellent base to explore the Eastern part of Sicily,as it lies halfway between Taormina and Cefalù.

--Details about the house: The Villa is divided in two semi-detached houses with separate entrances.They are exactly the same exept for the furnishing, so it is also reccomanded for two families or groups up to 26 people. Each house is on three levels. Entering the front door,on the right , there is the living area( sitting and dining )with access to the outside veranda on a wide beautiful garden with garden furniture, close to the beach. On the left, a big and fully equipped kitchen gives access to a spacious back garden equipped with two dining tables, a barbecue, a stone oven and an external shower. Some stairs take you to the first floor which is home of three queen bedrooms, a big bathroom and two balconies to enjoy charming views on the bay and mountains. On the second floor there is a big room with a double bed and three single beds , a terrace for simply spectacular views.

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Member since: 2011
Speaks English, French, Italian
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
23 April, 2017

About Angela

I'm a teacher and I do my job in a primary school in Milazzo where I live with my Husband. We love meeting new people and making friends.

Angela purchased this villa in 1990

Why Angela chose Messina province

This house was my parents' and it was our holiday house before we moved in Milazzo

What makes this villa unique

I love a lot this house becouse it is the ideal place to enjoythe beachand nature in peace, far away traffic and noise.

Therefore the house gives you the opportunity to spend memorable moments with your friends and organizing unforgettable pizza-parties evenings.



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i prezzi indicati si intendono fino a 4 persone. Euro 10 al giorno per ogni persona extra

i prezzi includono acqua, gas, pulizie finali, lenzuola, asciugamani. Non sono previsti costi aggiuntivi

costo energia elettrica € 0,30 per kw

Nei periodi invernali l'uso del riscaldamento prevede un costo aggiuntivo da concordare.

viene richiesto un deposito cauzionale di € 150 che sarà restituito al ter


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday villa in Furnari in Province of Messina

Property Type:
  • villa (semi-detached)
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 210 m²
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 13
  • smoking allowed
  • pets considered
  • Events Allowed
  • children welcome
Location Type:
  • beach
  • near the sea
  • waterfront
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Bottled Water
  • Firewood
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Mosquito Magnet
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Parking On Street
  • Safe
  • Sofa Bed
  • Sunbed
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wood Stove
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 15 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bagno 1 - Outdoor Shower , doccia esterna con lavabo
    Bagno 2 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , bagno di servizio sottoscala
    Bagno 3 - Toilet , Bath with Shower , Bidet
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 13
  • Camera da letto 1 - 1 Large Double Bed , 1 Single Bed , 1 Cot
    Camera da letto 2 - 1 Large Double Bed , 1 Single Bed
    Camera da letto 3 - 1 Large Double Bed , 1 Child Bed
    Camera da letto 4 - 2 Large Double Bed , 1 Single Bed , 1 Cot
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Balcony
  • Bicycles
  • Terrace
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • Veranda
  • Terrace
  • veranda
  • Walkway to Water
  • 1 bicycles
  • 5 garden chairs
  • 4 deck chairs
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • caves
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • forests
  • library
  • live theatre
  • marina
  • playground
  • recreation centre
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • volcano
Leisure Activities:
  • horse riding
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • jet skiing
  • mountain biking
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • diving
  • snorkelling
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing


Wonderful! 4.8/5 -
(18 traveller reviews)

average rating of 4.8333335 based on 18 reviews

Great villa next to the sea

  • 5 of 5

A beautiful villa with a lovely garden. The great thing about Tindari is that it is just 30 metres from the sea, with just a footpath and a belt of trees separating you from the sandy beach.

We were worried that there would be noise from the motorway and we were also worried about the amount of development on the coast. Would our holiday be affected by blaring noise from some local resort?

In fact, the villa was very peaceful. Road noise was low. We went in August so there were some parties and celebrations. But, generally, there was no problem at all.

The coastal area has seen a lot of development and the local coastal villages, whilst low rise, are not particularly appealing (although not particularly brash) but the area around the villa is fine - it overlooks a lemon orchard and a belt of rather beautiful eucalyptus trees.

The closeness of the motorway is a boon as it means transport links are excellent. And the mountains behind the villa are spectacular. There are plenty of local excursions - including the Aeolian Islands, of course.

The Mianos are excellent landlords. They were extremely responsive to questions or problems and very friendly.

The villa does not have air con and we were there in August. Generally, it is a cool house and, with fans, we did not have a problem with heat. We found the house comfortable and the garden and backyard provided plenty of shade and privacy.

A previous review mentioned rubbish. Well, this is italy, and there is some on the beach (although the beach and the sea felt clean). We simply took out a bin bag and cleared rubbish off the immediate area - this took all of about 15 minutes.

I'd warmly recommend the property to anyone looking to combine a beach holiday with exploring Sicily. We found Sicilians to be friendly, honest and hospitable. The driving isn't that bad either!

  • Review Submitted: Aug 23, 2012
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2012
  • Source: HomeAway
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Meraviglioso soggiorno in una casa stupenda

  • 5 of 5

E' la casa che sognavamo da bambini grande accogliente a 50 metri dal mare . Immersa nel verde e nel silenzio, l'unico suono che si percepisce è quello del fruscio delle onde che sbattono sulla battigia e il fischiettio degli uccellini che accompagnano il tuo risveglio la mattina . Posizione strategica per una vacanza tranquilla ma allo stesso tempo movimentata, vicinissima a posti come la baia del Tindari , Patti , Gioiosa, Capo d'orlando, Milazzo e soprattutto le Isole Eolie .

La villa è bifamiliare ma le case sono totalmente indipendenti ed hanno un ingresso comune da una parte e due ingressi del tutto indipendenti dalla parte del mare (contrariamente a quanto ho letto in una recensione precedente). Inoltre sono disponibili aree esterne alla casa ( da una parte e dall'altra ) per pranzare e rilassarsi . I proprietari? due persone stupende ! Sempre gentili e disponibili , un giorno sono venuti a trovarci per prepararci una pizza fatta da loro , una bontà ...da non credere!

Grazie Angela e Tanino ci rivedremo presto.



  • Review Submitted: Oct 1, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Nous avons passé de très belles vacances

  • 5 of 5

Nous avons loué leur maison l’année dernière en octobre pour les vacances de la toussaint. Je voulais mettre un commentaire en rentrant et puis le temps passe … mais j’y tiens ! Donc je le fais maintenant pour remercier Angela et Gaetano.

Malgré que notre objectif fût de visiter l’Etna, nous avons choisi de séjourner plus au nord en face du Stromboli et je ne regrette pas ce choix.

La villa est au bord de la mer et la plage est très accessible et pas mal du tout ! Les photos sont plus qu’authentique. La maison est confortable et il y a largement la place pour une grande famille. J’ai beaucoup apprécié la cours dehors ou on peut manger et passer la soirée. Les enfants ont beaucoup apprécié.

C’est un réel plaisir de se réveiller le matin et sortir voir la mer de votre balcon.

Angela et Gaetano sont d’une grande gentillesse et leur hospitalité est inoubliable.

Ammar Gabriele Francis Franco

  • Review Submitted: Oct 1, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Oct 2015
  • Source: Abritel, from HomeAway
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Toller Familienurlaub am Strand

  • 5 of 5

Großes Haus mit tollem Garten,Strand vor der Tür. Es gibt einige Hunde in der Nachbarschaft und einen der Vermieter, die wie überall auf Sizilien die Nacht zum Tag machen. Unbedingt Mückenmittel mitnehmen! Wir kommen wieder.

  • Review Submitted: Oct 1, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2016
  • Source: Fewo Direkt, from HomeAway
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Super Haus für Urlaub mit Kindern

  • 5 of 5

Wir waren nun schon zum zweiten Mal hier. Das Haus ist einfach toll. Vor allem die Nähe zum Meer ist mit Kindern ein klarer Vorteil. Im Oktober ist es hier komplett ruhig, es gibt kaum noch Feriengäste. Den Strand hat man für sich alleine. Wenige Autominuten entfernt gibt es einen Supermarkt und eine Käserei (absolut empfehlenswert). Mit dem Rad erreicht man leicht den Ort Falcone wo es eine Bäckerei, Konditorei, Fleischerei... gibt.

Von Angela bekamen wir dieses Mal die beste Pizza unseres Lebens, die Sie im eigenen Pizzaofen gebacken hat.

Das Haus selber ist ein Traum. Für 4 Personen Luxus, ist es sicher auch für 2 Familien bequem möglich, hier Urlaub zu machen (2 Toiletten, 2 Duschen, großes Wohnzimmer, große Küche mit Terasse), bzw. wenn beide Doppelhaushälften gemietet werden, ist das Haus wirklich bestens geeignet für große Gruppen. Das Haus war jedes Mal sauber, wenn wir es übernommen haben. Angela bzw. ihr Mann kamen immer wieder vorbei um nach dem Rechten zu sehen und um uns zu fragen, wie es uns geht.

Wir kommen sicher wieder!

Gudrun und Klaus

  • Review Submitted: Apr 11, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Oct 2015
  • Source: Fewo Direkt, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

Davvero un'ottima location, confortevole, in ottimo stato e con servizi funzionanti al 100%. Proprietari cordialissimi e sempre a disposizione per qualunque cosa. Ho trascorso il periodo di capodanno con diversi amici e ci siamo trovati davvero bene, infatti probabilmente ricontatteremo la Signora Angela, gentilissima, per accordare pure un soggiorno estivo. Servizi di ristoro non lontani dalla casa.



  • Review Submitted: Feb 21, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Dec 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
140 Kilometres
Nearest Barpub
200 Metres
lido "Moby Dick"
Nearest Ferry
1 Kilometres
portorosa Furnari ( ME)
Nearest Train
1 Kilometres
Nearest Motorway
2 Kilometres
Nearest Restaurant
200 Metres
" Dejavu"
Nearest Beach
50 Metres
Car: recommended

The villa is set in the Bay of Tindari that deserves a special mention, both as archaeological, cultural and bathing place. Here the tourist can enjoy a beautiful holiday, visit the greek-roman archeological site of Monte Tindari, dive in the beautiful and blue sea of the Bay of Tindari, now a nature reserve, visit the nearby villages, walk around, taste the sicilian food in the local restaurants and of course visit many important historical places in the east part of Sicily. Just a short walk you can easily reach the nearby port of Portorosa( 500 metres), where daily departure to Eolian Islands are also possible.


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