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Property Details

Sleeps:
12 - 16
Single Bedrooms:
0
Double Bedrooms:
6
Bathrooms:
6
Type:
Villa
Property #:
6014
Nearest Town:
Graniti

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Large Villa on Sicily with Pool

Villa Due Angeli

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About The Experience
Taormina, Mt. Etna, Siracusa and the coast of Sicily are easy day trips from this wonderful location. The rural setting of the villa and the large terraces provide for relaxed gatherings at the beginning and end of the day. In addition, the beautiful pool beckons on those warm days… It is hard to beat this destination!
Location Description

Close to Taormina, this villa is located just 1 km from the town of Graniti, which offers fine restaurants, food markets, and a post office. However, you need not go that far to find good food-- just down the road from the villa there is a moderately-priced, authentic Sicilian restaurant. Local sights not to miss include the lava rock gorges at Gole Alcantara (created when eruptions from Mt Eta flowed into the sea) and the beaches of Giardini Naxos. For those with sporting interests, Il Picciola golf course is 15 km away and other activities such as horseback riding, scuba diving, and boat rentals are available locally. When you arrive, the on-site manager can provide you with information about private tours to Mount Etna, the Ruins of Agrigento, the Aeolian Islands, and more. If you prefer to go it alone, there is municipal bus service to all local beaches and towns. The bus stop is 150 feet from the villa's main entrance, but buses do not run frequently so a car is recommended for the most efficient explorations.

Nearby Attractions: Graniti (restaurants, food markets), Gole Alcantara (lava gorges), Giardini Naxos (beaches), Il Picciola (golf), horseback riding, scuba diving, boat rentals, Mount Etna, the Ruins of Agrigento, the Aeolian Islands.

Siracusa: 120 km/74.5 mi
Catania: 72 km/45 mi
Messina: 56 km/35 mi
Giardini Naxos (Beaches): 9 km/5.5 mi
Taormina: 8 km/5 mi
Gole Alcantara: 2 km/1 mi
Gaggi: 1 km/0.62 mi
Graniti: 1 km/0.62 mi
Restaurant: 300 m/984 ft
Exterior Description
(3 hectares) Originally constructed over 500 years ago, this 15th century villa was lovingly restored in 2001 and consists of three separate residences on different floors, of which this is one. Each residence is very private and has its own entrance. The villa sits on a hillside and views overlook the Graniti River valley, covered in orange, lemon, and almond groves. The apartments share gardens graced by 500-year old olive trees, flowers, fruit and nut trees, and multiple terraces for dining or sunbathing. The shared swimming pool (5m x 10m; 0.9m-2.7m deep, open May 1 - Oct 31) is newly built, surrounded by fountains, statuary, lounge chairs, tables, and outdoor showers. Palm trees and tropical plants complete the setting. The villa's original colonnade, characterized by grand arches, is lighted by a series of ceramic chandeliers designed expressly for the villa. The villa itself is accessed via a paved, two-lane road. There is a large, gated parking area adjacent to the villa with room for at least 10 cars.
Interior Description
(548 m2) There are three apartments within this villa. A short description of each is below; click on the link to take you to a full description of each apartment. The price for the entire estate is listed below.

Ezekial Residence (200 m2, sleeps 4-5): This apartment occupies the main floor of the villa. It has vaulted ceilings, a large kitchen, two master bedrooms with queen-size beds, two bathrooms, and a sofa-bed for one adult or two children. The outside area has two dining tables, outdoor showers, and a fishpond.

Cupid Quarters: (28 m2, sleeps 2) Mezzanine Floor (located midway between the second and third floors, the apartment is accessed via two flights of stone steps). The master bedroom has a 160 cm queen-size bed outfitted with Versace-inspired linens and down pillows, cherry armoires with full-length mirrors, an upholstered armchair, a CD player, a TV (local channels only), and a VCR. There is a full eat-in kitchen equipped with an oven, range, toaster, and American coffee maker. The bathroom, with a sink, toilet, and shower, is done in Italian tile with hand painted accents. The garden terrace, which enjoys mountain views, includes a dining table for four people and upholstered lounge chairs.

Gabriel Residence (300 m2, sleeps 6-7): Located on the third and fourth floors of the villa, Gabriel Residence is the grandest apartment. It has a living room, a kitchen, and a dining room with 12 foot ceilings and doors leading out onto a huge terrace. There are three bedrooms with queen-sized beds and three bathrooms (two ensuite), and a sofa bed for one adult or two children. Outside terraces have magnificent views and one leads across a bridge to a garden with a small fountain.

Features Description

Extra Services: The following are listed as an aid for trip planning; the services and prices are approximate and cannot be guaranteed by Rentvillas. All extra services are payable locally in cash.

  • Cooking Classes: Upon request
  • Extra Housekeeping: Upon request
  • Portable Baby Crib: 50 Euros per week
  • Babysitting: Upon request

Please Note:

  • A large art and design gallery featuring works by international and local artists is located on the ground floor of the villa. The gallery has its own separate entrance and parking area, and it does not interfere with the privacy of the residents.
  • As there is no telephone, a cell phone is recommended.
  • A car is necessary at this property.
  • English Channels are only available in the Gabriel Residence.
  • Housekeeping is provided each Tuesday. Additional Housekeeping can be arranged for an additional fee.

Features and Amenities

  • Free Parking on Premises
  • Independent Villa
  • Balcony/Terrace
  • Barbecue
  • Outside Area - Private
  • Outside Area - Shared
  • Outside Dining
  • Swimming Pool - Private
  • CD player
  • TV - English Channels Available
  • Internet - Wireless
  • American Coffee Maker
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Dishwasher
  • Hair Dryer
  • Iron and Board
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Toaster
  • Washing Machine
  • Air Conditioning - Whole House
  • Fireplace - Indoor
  • Firewood Available - Included
  • Heating - Whole House
  • Window Screens - Whole House
  • High Chair
  • Pets Considered
  • Portable Baby Crib/Play Pen - Upon Request
  • Housekeeping - Included

Property Seasons & Rates (USD)

Date Range Weekly 5 Nights       Min
Stay
Oct-27-2017 - Dec-16-2017 $3,437 $2,490 5 night
Dec-16-2017 - Jan-06-2018 $5,474 1 wk
Jan-06-2018 - Mar-24-2018 $3,437
$2,406
$2,490
$1,743
5 night
Mar-24-2018 - Oct-27-2018 $6,780
$4,746
$4,879
$3,415
5 night
Oct-27-2018 - Dec-15-2018 $3,437
$2,406
$2,490
$1,743
5 night
Dec-15-2018 - Jan-05-2019 $5,474 1 wk

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Arrival Times

Please note: Official Arrival Times:

  • Sun 3:00 PM - 10:00 PM
  • Mon 3:00 PM - 10:00 PM
  • Tue 3:00 PM - 10:00 PM
  • Wed 3:00 PM - 10:00 PM
  • Thu 3:00 PM - 10:00 PM
  • Fri 3:00 PM - 10:00 PM
  • Sat 3:00 PM - 10:00 PM

Conditions *

Security Deposit

  • Upon arrival at the property you are required to pay to the property representative a security deposit payable in cash. The security deposit will be returned to you prior to your departure minus accidental damages to the property. The listed security deposit is: 800 EUR

Additional Expenses

  • Housekeeping (Upon Request) - Hourly Charge: 35 EUR
  • Utilities (must be paid upon arrival) - Weekly Charge: 375 EUR

Other Notes

  • Departure Time: 10:00 am
  • Cook Services (If Available): must be arranged at least 2 months prior to arrival
  • UPON ARRIVAL, RENTERS MUST PROVIDE A PHOTOCOPY OF EACH TRAVELER’S PASSPORT AND SIGN A FORM FOR THE LOCAL AUTHORITIES. IF ARRIVING AT DIFFERENT TIMES GUESTS HAVE 24 HOURS TO COMPLETE THIS PROCEDURE OR OWNERS WILL BE FINED BY THE LOCAL AUTHORITIES.
  • Tourist Tax (Payable upon Arrival): 1-5 Euros per person per day
  • Extra Services (cook, housekeeping, etc) may be arranged for a non-refundable fee payable to Rentvillas.com. Last minute requests (less than 2 weeks prior to arrival) will be an extra charge. Please inquire for pricing.

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Customer Ratings

  • 4.5 Star Rating Overall
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  • Bedrooms
  • Bathrooms
Based on 6 Reviews

Customer Reviews

Overall:
Good. We had an enjoyable time. All facilities were as advertised.
Enjoyed Most:
The view, pool, and convenient location.
Enjoyed Least:
There was a surprising amount of street noise, although some comments on RentVillas.com warned of that. There were a number of problems with the electricity; apparently new transformers didn't work properly. Editor's Note: City-installed electricity transformers are now functional. The public works started early in the morning, adding to the street noise. July, 2014.
Surrounding Area:
The neighboring restaurant and the close by Paradise restaurant were both very good.
Nearby Events or Locales:
Gaggi was close by but not in walking distance.
Tips or Restaurants:
Paradise restaurant was excellent.
Directions:
We used GPS. The property was easy to find.
Check In Out:
It would have been helpful to check-in earlier than 3 PM even to drop off luggage. Our flights arrived in the morning and we had a few hours to wait.

Marc, June

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Overall:
A very good week. The space is excellent and Phil and Carmelo are friendly and helpful. The villa location is also quite good, with many attractions in the immediate vicinity, and a couple of outstanding restaurants literally up and down the street.
Enjoyed Most:
Location, space, and an excellent pool area.
Enjoyed Least:
We got the sense that some of the rooms hadn't been used in a while and the beds were a little dusty. This probably wouldn't have been a problem if we had come later in the season after the villa had been used more regularly.
Surrounding Area:
Taormina, Giardini Naxos, Castelmola, and the Alcatara Gorge are very close. Mt. Etna, Catania, and Siracusa are also workable day trips. We even went to the Aeolian Islands one day (a hydrofoil ride from Milazzo).
Nearby Events or Locales:
Graniti and Gaggi are both walking distance away, although the road is narrow with blind corners and traffic, so I wouldn't recommend walking.
Tips or Restaurants:
There are two excellent restaurants a stone's throw away, one called Paradise, and the other called Casita. Paradise in particular is an outstanding example of good Sicilian cooking. Casita is literally right next door. We ate at both places on multiple occasions.
Directions:
Phil and Carmelo's directions are actually quite good. GPS is generally helpful for driving in the area. But make sure the settings are set for large highways. We were routed across TINY country roads on several occasions, probably because the GPS didn't want us to have to pay (autostradas are tolled).
Check In Out:
Phil and Carmelo are very nice, welcoming, and helpful. Both check in and check out went smoothly. They even let us check out (with security deposit refund) one day in advance since we were leaving very early Saturday morning.

Sonia, June

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Overall:
Great experience. Convenient to Taormina, Etna and shopping. Owners delightful and very helpful.
Enjoyed Most:
Lots of space, beautiful foliage, lemon trees to pick from. Spectacular pool for kids and adults. There were 15 family members in our group.
Enjoyed Least:
Traffic noise. Mattress in my room was a bit soft for my taste, but I slept very well. Editor's Note: The road has been recently widened and resurfaced, resulting in much less traffic noise. May 2013.
Surrounding Area:
Views, Etna, small towns to shop in. Not infested with tourists so we had an opportunity to meet and deal with ordinary people in shops.
Nearby Events or Locales:
Gaggi was not in walking distance, an inconvenience. The main reason is there are no sidewalks and the roads are very narrow so it would be hazardous to walk on the road.
Tips or Restaurants:
The restaurant next door to the Villa was excellent. The owner speaks English and the food was typically Sicilian and very good.
Check In Out:
The owners gave a clear and useful introduction. They made checkout very easy.

Joseph, June

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