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Country villa with private pool, large garden

People11
Bedrooms 6
Bathrooms4
Separate WC's1
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 6 - 7 nights

Overview


Details
Property
villa
People
11
Bedrooms
6
Bathrooms
4
Minimum Stay
6 - 7 nights

Description

Photos and Description of this 6 bedroom holiday villa in Viagrande - Villa Edera

6 bedrooms, 6 bathrooms, slopes of Etna, including mini cooking course

Villa Edera is located on the south-eastern flanks of Mount Etna just a few minutes outside the charming town of Trecastagni and easily reachable from both Taormina and Catania.

Designed and built by a prominent French architect, the villa has high vaulted ceilings, cool airy arches, colourful antique furniture and extensive landscaped garden.

The house is on three floors. From the main entrance, up a few steps, one accesses the entrance hall. This leads in turn to a dining room and then onto the extremely spacious living area, complete with fireplace and large French window accessing the beautifully tended gardens. The well-equipped kitchen opens onto a wonderful flower-covered patio area.

Room description: A ramp leads down to a lower ground floor bedroom with a single, a twin bedroom, bathroom with shower and in a guest bathroom. In the first floor there are three double bedrooms and one single. Two of the doubles have en-suite bathrooms (one with shower and tub, the other with tub only), while the third shares a bathroom with shower with the single bedroom. The gardens are beautifully Tended, with large expanses of perfect lawn, trees and Mediterranean plants and flowers Perfumed. The pool is wonderful and Surrounded by shady lawn areas.

Park and swimming pool: The gardens are beautifully tended, with large expanses of perfect lawn, Mediterranean trees and plants and perfumed flowers. The wonderful pool is surrounded by lawn and shady areas.

On the spot it is possible to have information on excursions, restaurants, bars, night life.

Villa Edera is situated in a panoramic position between Mount Etna and the sea, and is within easy reach of both. Taormina and Catania are both within about 30 minutes drive, and the nearest beaches are about the same distance away. The 18 hole Golf course Il Picciolo is an easy drive, and several of the traditional lava-stone villages on the flanks of Etna are well worth a visit. Many guests at Villa Edera, however, will be well pleased to relax in the stunning surroundings of the house, the gardens and the pool.

WE ORGANIZE BACK COUNTRY SKIING TRIPS ON MOUNT ETNA FROM DECEMBER TO APRIL

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Suitability:
  • Events Allowed
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible

Owner
Paul Barthelemy
Member since: 2011
Speaks English, French, Italian
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
90%
Calendar last updated:
24 October, 2016
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Reviews

Wonderful! 4.8/5 -
(6 traveller reviews)

Country villa with private pool, large garden
average rating of 4.8333335 based on 6 reviews
5

Wonderful experience

  • 5 of 5

Dear Paul,

We thouroughly enjoyed our stay in your wonderful characteristic family house. The presentations you have published on internet appeared to have given us a very good impression of the house and gardens.

Thank you for providing the possibility of renting it ! Also the help you have given during our stay, was very welcome and warm.

Kind regards, Willem

  • Review Submitted: Aug 14, 2013
  • Date of Stay: May 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

Relaxed Paradise in Sicily - Perfect for all Ages

  • 5 of 5

Staying at Villa Edera was a complete delight. We cannot recommend it highly enough as it was totally perfect for our group: we had 2 OAP's, 2 couples, 1 single mum and four young children (5,twins of 6, and 7years). The children had the basement rooms (2 x 2 + 2 bathrooms) which were beautifully cool although with good windows and we were very happy about them being there away from the grown-ups upstairs. It made them behave in a more grown-up way(to ours surprise!) and they all slept brilliantly!

The arrangement of the house helps the spacious feel enormously; we all felt very private in our comfortable, clean and well thought-out rooms. Good linen, lovely towels. Tiny things but these make a difference.

The children were extremely safe in the beautiful grounds - which were still wild enough to kick a football or find the fairies. Its a big plot. The pool was sparkling pristine with comfortable seating - where we spent nearly the entire week!

The kitchen was just perfect with potential dining in a choice of 4 places. Lounge areas were relaxing, fragranced by jasmine from the garden with views of the roses and well-kept garden.

Getting provisions was easy, about a 5-minute drive to the nearest super market where we found everything we needed and there are great restaurants nearby if you want a change. However, this place is so perfect and surprisingly 'complete' that this happened less often than we'd thought.

Paul, the owner is hard-working to ensure all your needs are met and the villa kept perfect. His English is near-perfect and we had absolutely no problems.

We had the most marvellous week here - we all want to return and am sure whoever visits Villa Edera will have the most fantastic time at very good value.

  • Review Submitted: Jun 6, 2013
  • Date of Stay: May 2013
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Charming villa

  • 4 of 5

We (4 adults 2 adult children 4 children under 10) stayed at Villa Edera for a week in January.

House

The house is very beautiful with interesting architecture, large living areas, a lot of bedroom space. The pictures are accurate. The bathrooms were excellent, with ample hot water. It is clearly a family home and felt warm and inviting, works of art and interesting objects in all rooms. And gorgeous majolica tiles! The kitchen was well stocked with cooking utensils and basic foods, crockery, and so on. There was a large laundry, lots of linen and so on. The central heating was very effective and there was an open fire and lots of wood. The pool and garden would be lovely in summer.

Location

The house is located on the outskirts of Catania in a small town. You really need a car because walking to the town was not very easy (narrow rd, no footpath , fast cars. There might have been an alternative route though, you could ask Paul if this matters to you). It is a good spot for day trips, we easily got to Taormina, Ortygia, Ragusa, Piazza Armerina, Mt Etna. I say easily although driving in Sicily was challenging and we'd only just found our feet by the end of the trip, (we should have hired an automatic). All these places were great, we wished we had more time. The upside of winter travel is that we had these places almost to ourselves (in particular i imagine in peak season Armerina and Taormina would be very busy)

Admin matters

Paul was very easy to deal with and was there when we arrived to show us the house etc. we had one problem a with a fuse and he was on his way immediately (ended up we sorted out). He also recommended restaurants and day trips.

Overall I thought the villa was very good for a group of our size and if you want to stay in this area of Sicily, I recommend it.

  • Review Submitted: Feb 15, 2013
  • Date of Stay: Jan 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
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Our stay at Villa Edera

  • 5 of 5

We loved our two weeks at Villa Edera. Built in the 1950s by the present owners parents for family holidays the house, landscaped gardens and pool are a delight having been designed by an architect friend with an unusual attention to detail. This care continues today and we have no hesitation in recommending it to anyone looking for a stylish place to stay. We regularly rent large houses for family holidays and consider this to be our best yet and hope to return in the future.

  • Review Submitted: Dec 28, 2012
  • Date of Stay: Oct 2012
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Absolutely Stunning --Not to be missed....

  • 5 of 5

We have stayed at Villa Edera the past 10 days, and we can say without any doubt that this was one of the best experience we had abroad.

Was our first time in Sicily and we did not really know what to expect.

The Villa is very easily reachable from Catania airport, in the quiet, friendly and very charateristic village of Trecastagni.

Once you enter the beatiful gate that lead you into the MASSIVE private gardens surrounding the property, you can not resist just to go WOW!!!

Luscious perfect green lawns, magnificient exteriors facades and dozens of trees, ranging from oranges to apples to mediterranean pines make this villa a perfect secret heaven,

Once you get in, is a jaw dropping experience, a true masterpiece.

We discovered that the famous french architect Savin Couelle (www.couelle.com) designed this jewel, making a statement out of each and every wall, staircase, volted ceiling.

It is really a truly unique experience, finding yourself walking inside what this visionary architect designed with such craft, immagination and respect for the surroundings, blending perfectly italian tradition, sicilian heritage and overall glamour.

Once you discover the stunning pool nestled in the back garden, with direct access to the master bedroom, you probably do not want to leave anymore.

Pure paradise, heaven on hearth.

We stayed in this massive property just 2 of us, and we really had the time of our lives. We would definately will be coming back, in fact i would never had left.

A big, big thanks to Paul (the owner), always so friendly, full of advices for day trips, activities, and general local knowledge, as where to get the freshest fish and meat in the county.

THANK YOU!!!!

Andrea & Sarah

  • Review Submitted: Oct 13, 2012
  • Date of Stay: Oct 2012
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5

super!

  • 5 of 5

trés bon accueil de la part du propriétaire et un bon service; trés belle villa, spacieuse, bien décorée, grand terrain bien entretenu; villa bien placée, au pied de l'Etna et à proximité des lieux de visite (Catane, Taormine, Syracuse)

  • Review Submitted: Nov 15, 2012
  • Date of Stay: Nov 2012
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Location

Nearest Airport
25 Kilometres
Aeroporto Fontanarossa Catania
Nearest Barpub
1 Kilometres
Bar
Nearest Golf
32 Kilometres
Picciolo Golf Club
Nearest Train
15 Kilometres
Stazione ferroviaria Acireale
Nearest Motorway
6 Kilometres
Casello autostradale Acireale
Nearest Restaurant
1 Kilometres
Ristorante
Nearest Ski
20 Kilometres
Stazione sciistica Etna sud
Nearest Beach
15 Kilometres
Spiaggia di Aci Trezza
Car: recommended

Villa Edera is situated in a panoramic position between Mount Etna and the sea, and is within easy reach of both. Taormina and Catania are both within about 30 minutes drive, and the nearest beaches are about the same distance away. The 18 hole Golf course Il Picciolo is an easy drive, and several of the traditional lava-stone villages on the flanks of Etna are well worth a visit. Many guests at Villa Edera, however, will be well content to relax in the stunning

surroundings of the house, the gardens and the pool.

Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday villa in Viagrande, Catania

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
 
Autunno
5 Nov 2016 - 20 Dec 2016
7 night minimum stay
£1,156
for 7 nights
£1,156
 
Notes: Rates are based on 5 guests; add £13 per night, per additional guest
 
Natale
21 Dec 2016 - 7 Jan 2017
7 night minimum stay
£1,733
for 7 nights
£1,733
 
Notes: Rates are based on 5 guests; add £13 per night, per additional guest
 
Inverno
8 Jan 2017 - 31 Mar 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
£1,156
for 7 nights
£1,156
 
Notes: Rates are based on 5 guests; add £13 per night, per additional guest
 
Primavera
1 Apr 2017 - 5 May 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
£1,407
for 7 nights
£1,407
 
Notes: Rates are based on 5 guests; add £13 per night, per additional guest
 
Primavera
6 May 2017 - 2 Jun 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
£1,842
for 7 nights
£1,842
 
Notes: Rates are based on 5 guests; add £13 per night, per additional guest
 
Primavera estate
3 Jun 2017 - 30 Jun 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
£2,177
for 7 nights
£2,177
 
Notes: Rates are based on 5 guests; add £13 per night, per additional guest
 
Estate
1 Jul 2017 - 4 Aug 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
£2,428
for 7 nights
£2,428
 
Notes: Rates are based on 5 guests; add £13 per night, per additional guest
 
Estate
5 Aug 2017 - 26 Aug 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
£2,763
for 7 nights
£2,763
 
Notes: Rates are based on 5 guests; add £13 per night, per additional guest
 
Estate
27 Aug 2017 - 29 Sep 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
£2,093
for 7 nights
£2,093
 
Notes: Rates are based on 5 guests; add £13 per night, per additional guest
 
Autunno
30 Sep 2017 - 28 Oct 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
£1,842
for 7 nights
£1,842
 
Notes: Rates are based on 5 guests; add £13 per night, per additional guest
 
autunno inverno
29 Oct 2017 - 21 Dec 2017
6 night minimum stay
£991
for 6 nights
£1,156
 
Notes: Rates are based on 5 guests; add £13 per night, per additional guest
 
My Standard Rate
7 night minimum stay
£1,842
for 7 nights
£1,842
 

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Refundable Damage Deposit £837
Tax Rate 22.0%

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Facilities

Accommodation and facilities for this holiday villa in Viagrande in Sicily

Property Type:
  • villa
Meals:
  • Self-catering
Housekeeping:
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 300 m²
Location Type:
  • rural
Theme:
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Broadband Access
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Fireplace
  • Firewood
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Parking
  • Sunbed
  • Telephone
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 10 people
Bathrooms:
  • 4 Bathrooms
  • 1 Separate WC
  • Bagno 1 - Toilet , Bath with Shower , Shower Enclosure , Bidet
    Bagno 2 - Toilet , Bath with Shower , Bidet
    Bagno 3 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , Bidet
    Bagno 4 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , Bidet
    Bagno 5 - Toilet , Bidet
  • Two rooms have ensuite bathroom
Bedrooms:
  • 6 Bedrooms, Sleeps 11
  • Camera da letto 1 - 1 Large Double Bed
    Camera da letto 2 - 1 Large Double Bed
    Camera da letto 3 - 1 Large Double Bed
    Camera da letto 4 - 1 Single Bed , 1 Cot
    Camera da letto 5 - 2 Single Bed , 1 Cot
    Camera da letto 6 - 1 Single Bed
  • Two rooms have ensuite bathroom is possible to add a single bed in one of the rooms two cots available the bedrooms have direct access to the pool
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • Books - Fiction / Non-fiction
  • Books for Kids
  • DVD Player
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Toys
Outside:
  • Balcony
  • Deck Chairs
  • Terrace
  • Gated Community
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • Terrace
  • Walkway to Water
  • 6 garden chairs
  • 8 deck chairs
Suitability:
  • Events Allowed
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Outdoor Pool
  • Private Pool
Onsite Services:
  • Private Chef
Attractions:
  • autumn foliage
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • forests
  • marina
  • museums
  • naturist beach
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • volcano
  • water parks
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • horse riding
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • paragliding
  • sailing
  • ski lift pass
  • ski
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • whitewater rafting
  • wind-surfing
Notes:
Bed linen and towels are included in the rental cost

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