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Villa Idda This property has been verified by our local team in Sicily Villas in Sicily in Acireale

Description

Contemporary style meets classic romance in this exquisitely refurbished spacious villa set amongst the oranges groves that surround the small seaside town of Acireale. The baroque city of Catania and glamorous Taormina are both on your doorstep with Mount Etna in the background.

Comprising two separate buildings, the property overlooks a thoughtfully landscaped garden with a small pool and a series of generously furnished covered verandas and terraces. Recliners, cushion-scattered bench seating and a supersize poolside futon, in addition to more traditional garden furniture, present ample opportunity to enjoy al fresco relaxation.

The interiors of both buildings are distinguished by an elegant simplicity, with smooth, cool, stone surfaces in perfectly coordinated neutral hues. The first building, a magnificent light-filled structure, is the main living space, characterised by vast picture windows which allow extraordinary 360° views from much of the interior. The open plan ground floor extends from the kitchen and dining area at one end, via a pretty sitting area with a piano, and into the very striking lounge with its double-height beamed ceiling. A stone staircase leads from the lounge up to a gallery and into a double bedroom (with futon). An elegant bathroom with plunge bath and overhead shower is on the ground floor.

An atmospheric covered dining terrace links this first building with the second lava stone structure. This too has a large open plan living room, tastefully furnished, and with a fireplace and small kitchen area. There is a single bedroom, a bathroom with shower and, along one side of the living room, a partitioned alcove with a double futon which provides a handy extra sleeping area. The stunning master bedroom has a gorgeous sunken bath with shower and shares an additional bathroom with the adjacent single bedroom. The single room and games room (with table tennis) are both accessed directly from this master bedroom.

Villa Idda in the Press:
The Times - Jan 14, 2017 >>  

  • Bedrooms 4
  • Sleeps 7
  • Bathrooms 4
  • Size200-300 sqm
  • Airport (nearest)Catania
  • PoolYes
  • Air ConditioningYes
  • InternetYes
  • Wash. machine Yes
  • DishwasherYes
  • BarbecueYes
  • JacuzziYes

The area

This is a great base for exploring eastern Sicily and ideal for anyone looking for a slightly more authentic experience on the island.

The dramatic coastline of the Riviera dei Ciclopi is close by, offering excellent swimming from rocky beaches. The Timpa nature reserve provides access to several sandy beaches and Torre Pozzillo is an attractive sandy beach with little coves.

Be sure to include Taormina, probably Sicily’s best-known town, on your itinerary – and no visit to eastern Sicily is complete without a trip to Mount Etna. However, the nearby seaside town of Acireale, which has some wonderful baroque buildings and spectacular views, tends to be much less busy than neighbouring Taormina. The UNESCO-listed historic centre of Catania is also well worth a visit and we offer a selection of excursions in the city, including street food tours. The extraordinary city of Syracuse is under 80 miles away and easily accessible by car or rail.

For anyone keen on adventure activities, a range of land and water-based activities are available at the Alcantara Gorge.

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  • Reserved
  • Available
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Amenities

  • Suitable for
  • Families with children
  • Flexible stay
  • Food lovers
  • Golf
  • Total relax
  • Tour and trekking
  • Day area
  • CD-IPOD player
  • Coffee machine
  • Crockery
  • Detergents and cleaners
  • Dishwasher
  • DVD player
  • Freezer
  • Iron and ironing board
  • Kettle
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Toaster
  • TV
  • Washing machine
  • Night area
  • Baby cot
  • Bath Towels
  • Detergents and toilet paper
  • Double bedrooms
  • En-suite bathroom
  • Hairdryer
  • Linen
  • Exteriors
  • Barbecue
  • Deckchairs
  • Garden
  • Outdoor shower
  • Pool towels
  • Private parking
  • Private swimming pool
  • Terrace
  • Other amenities
  • Air conditioning
  • Highchair
  • Internet Wi-Fi
  • Jacuzzi
  • Ping pong table
  • Weekly cleaning
  • Welcome hamper
  • Location
  • Beach within 5 km
  • Catania Airport within 50 km
  • Close to a town
  • Palermo Airport beyond 100 km
  • Trapani Airport beyond 100 km

Price

Price group for 7 guests
Property Promo From To daily cost
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weekly cost
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minimum stay
02/09/2017 15/12/2017 771 5100 7
16/12/2017 05/01/2018 771 5400 7


Refundable security deposit euro 1000.

Activities and excursions

Cookery classes
  • 3 HOURS
  • EASY
  • EN - IT
VIEW »
Street food tour in Sicily
  • 3 HOURS
  • EASY
  • EN - IT
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Adventures on land
  • HALF DAY
  • MODERATE
  • EN - IT
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Boat and sailing trips in Sicily
  • HALF/FULL DAY
  • EASY
  • EN - IT
VIEW »
Hiking and walking in Sicily
  • FULL DAY
  • MODERATE
  • EN - IT
VIEW »
Water-based adventures in Sicily
  • HALF/FULL DAY
  • MODERATE
  • EN - IT
VIEW »
In-villa cook service
  • 2 HOURS
  • N/A
  • EN - IT - FR
VIEW »

Review
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Josh H.
22-08-2017 -

Beautiful and spacious villa with sea and Mt. Etna views, flexible on length of stay, helped with reservations and tour guide.

Elysia G.
18-07-2017 -

The holiday was worth the cost! The home was exactly as expected. The site accurately described the amenities available. They were organized and responsive thought the entire process. Villa Idda is a beautiful, tranquil home with amazing views! The home owner and her family were amazing, and gracious hosts. Thank you for an amazing stay!