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Island Villa in Sicily Within Walking Distance to the Water

Villa Spisone - 6

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About The Experience
At this well-situated villa in Sicily, you can visit a well-preserved Greek amphitheater, have lunch on the beach, tour a volcanic mountain, and still have time to relax on your private terrace before dinner. This property is just a short walk to the beach, and its charming terrace overlooks a bay and has expansive sea views. It’s also only a few minutes by cable car to the historic hillside town of Taormina. This villa is well suited for a family or group of friends.
Location Description

This villa is located on the island of Sicily overlooking a small bay, and is just a short walk from the sandy beach of Spisone. In the summer, you can walk to the town of Mazzaro, which has shops and restaurants. Less than half a kilometer from the villa, you can catch a gondola-style cable car that quickly climbs the 200 meters to the hillside town of Taormina, which has shopping, restaurants, cafes, and views of the sea and nearby Mount Etna. Taormina has a rich history, as a former Greek and later Roman outpost, reflected in the town’s ruins and archaeological sites. Most spectacularly, the well-preserved ancient Greek theatre – the second largest in Sicily – is perched on a rocky cliff overlooking the sea and Mount Etna. In the summer, there are concerts and other performances in the theatre. Nearby on the coast, the fishing village of Giardini Naxos has beaches, a fishing port, opportunities for boating, and restaurants specializing in fresh seafood. Jeep tours of the volcanic Mount Etna are also available, and the cities of Messina and Catania are each about 50 km away.

Nearby Attractions: Greek theater, Mazzaro (beaches), Giardini Naxos (beaches), Mount Etna (views, volcano), Catania, Messina

Messina: 55 km/34 mi
Catania: 55 km/34 mi
Mount Etna: 45 km/28 mi
Giardini Naxos (Beaches): 6.5 km/4 mi
Taormina: 2 km/1 mi
Mazzaro (Beaches): 300 m/984 ft

Exterior Description
(1500 m2/ 16,146 ft2)

This villa overlooks a bay lined with sandy beaches, and has great views of the sea from its charming stone, brick, and tile terrace, which has tables, chairs, and built-in benches for enjoying a meal outdoors. A furnished covered portico provides a shady retreat from the sun, and the villa’s garden is landscaped with flowers, Mediterranean plants, and small trees. The terrace has an unheated Jacuzzi tub (3 meters in diameter - open from mid April to end of September), and there’s also an outdoor shower and guest bathroom with a toilet and sink. There is also parking for 2 cars.

Interior Description

(250 m2)
Ground Floor: This floor has a large living room with a fireplace and couches, and a dining room with table and chairs. The kitchen is equipped with a dishwasher, blender, food processor, oven, and Italian coffee maker. All three of these rooms lead to a large terrace with a patio and views of the sea. This floor also has a guest bathroom with a sink and toilet, as well as a laundry room with a washing machine and ironing board.

First Floor: The first bedroom has a king-size bed (180 cm) with an ensuite bathroom with a shower, sink, and toilet, and access to a terrace with sea views. The second bedroom has a king-size bed (180 cm) with patio access. The third bedroom has twin-beds (90 cm) that can be joined to form one king bed, upon prior request. These three bedrooms each have air conditioning. There are two bathrooms with a shower, sink, and toilet.

Features Description

Please Note:

  • This property can be rented under the name Villa Spisone - 8 to accommodate more people.
  • Driveway: It is steep!
  • Road and Railroad Sounds: There is a road nearby, and a railway about 200 yards below the villa.
  • Air Conditioning: Air conditioning is only available in the bedrooms.
  • Mandatory housekeeping is provided 3 hours a day, 5 days per week for a fee of 200 euros per week.

Features and Amenities

  • Near the Water
  • Walk To Town
  • Free Parking on Premises
  • Independent Villa
  • Balcony/Terrace
  • Barbecue
  • Outside Area - Private
  • Outside Dining
  • CD player
  • DVD player
  • TV - Local Channels Only
  • Internet - Wireless
  • American Coffee Maker
  • Dishwasher
  • Hair Dryer
  • Iron and Board
  • Oven
  • Washing Machine
  • Air Conditioning - Partial House
  • Fireplace - Indoor
  • Heating - Whole House
  • Housekeeping Provided - Extra Cost

Property Seasons & Rates (USD)

Date Range Two Weeks Weekly       Min
Jun-11-2022 - Aug-13-2022 $4,910
1 wk
Aug-13-2022 - Oct-15-2022 $4,387
1 wk
Jun-04-2023 - Jun-11-2023 $7,176
1 wk
Jun-11-2023 - Jul-02-2023 $8,432
1 wk

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Arrival Times

Please note: Official Arrival Times:

  • Sat 5:00 PM - 7:30 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 any extra charges or accidental damages to the property. The listed security deposit is: 500 EUR

Additional Expenses

  • Heating: According to consumption
  • Telephone (If Available): According to consumption
  • Air conditioning: According to consumption
  • Arrival Fee (between 7:30 pm and 11:30 pm) Payable upon Arrival: 50 EUR
  • Housekeeping (Mandatory) - Weekly Charge: 200 EUR
  • Electricity (above 150 kw per week): According to consumption
  • Departure Fee (before 8:00 AM): 50 EUR

Other Notes

  • Departure Time: 9:30 am
  • Tourist Tax (Payable upon Arrival): 1-5 Euros per person per day

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Customer Ratings

  • 4.0 Star Rating Overall
  • Peace and Quiet
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Based on 11 Reviews

Customer Reviews

We enjoyed having a villa large enough for us to enjoy our trip together. The dinner prepared for us by the personal chef was excellent! She even gave us cooking tips! The view is lovely. Lots of room outside and furniture for lounging.I was very thankful that the owner met us down below because GPS and the directions were somewhat confusing. The rooms were spacious by Sicilian standards.
Enjoyed Most:
The view and space to gather with friends was great.
Enjoyed Least:
The driveway was hard to navigate. We would have liked to walk down and up more often, but it was a fairly long way up - which is par for the course in Taormina.
Surrounding Area:
Taormina is beautiful and offers lots of nice dining spots. The city also offers some very interesting places, like the Greek Theatre.
Nearby Events or Locales:
You could walk to the Funivia, and the take it up to Taormina. With our knee issues, it was a bit far. There were restaurants down in Mazzarò. We dined in a few, but that and the beaches were all that surrounded the villa.
Tips or Restaurants:
Make sure you bring water shoes. The beaches are very rocky. Also, the pool is smaller than it looks, don't plan on going swimming. Lots of good restaurants.
Check In Out:
One again, the owner was great meeting us to check-in and accommodating our check out time.

Patricia, June

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My family and I loved Villa Spisone. The villa was old world charming, and the views from the various outside areas were sublime. We loved being within walking distance of several beautiful beaches and the cable car to charming Taormina. We could not have asked for a better home and location for our adventures in Eastern Sicily!
Enjoyed Most:
The villa's location and views were amazing. To wake up looking out at the sea and to spend evenings sipping wine looking out at the same beautiful scene were the highlights of our stay. After a day of cycling and sightseeing, the villa was a lovely refuge to come home to.
Enjoyed Least:
As my family has several want-to-be chefs, the kitchen was a bit small for them all to be working together, but the upside was that gave everyone more time for sitting outside enjoying the view, the company and the local wine!
Surrounding Area:
The beaches below the villa, especially Isola Bella, were outstanding, and we enjoyed being able to cable up to Taormina in the evening when the sun was setting for drinks or dinner. The villa was also a wonderful location for cycling along the coast and around Etna, wine tasting on the north side of Etna, and day trips by car and bike to the hill towns and beaches on the southeast side of Sicily.
Nearby Events or Locales:
Taormina was a short walk and cable car away, but for groceries and morning cappuccino we relied on the small shops and bars below the villa that were within walking distance and markets in or near Mazzaro, which is a short distance by car.
Tips or Restaurants:
Bring your sense of wonder and adventure because you are in for a real treat to old-world luxury and comfort. The beaches below the villa are rocky, so we recommend water shoes for easier entrance in and out of the water. Be sure to enjoy a meal or two at any of the fine restaurants in Taormina, especially those on the quieter side streets away from the crowds. We found the restaurant recommendations provided by the host were superb!
We had no trouble finding the villa using GPS. The villa's entrance is easy to miss the first time, but once you know the landmarks, the gate becomes a familiar and welcoming sight because you know you have come back to the beauty and peacefulness of your temporary Sicilian home!
Check In Out:
The check-in and out process went smoothly, and the local host was delightful, full of good advice about the area, restaurants, etc.

Heidi, July

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This was everything we wanted, and exceeded our expectations, in a villa. It has been in the same family for 5 generations and has been maintained and renovated with love and caring. The owner, Simonetta, is delightful and interested in your comfortable stay. The views are without exception captivating. The comfort and joy of exploration of the gardens, seating areas (outside and in) add to the overall positive experience which wants to make you return! We left desiring to return. Can recommend Villa Spisone for whomever wants a real villa experience with privacy, stunning views and comfort throughout.
Enjoyed Most:
Views, privacy, overall comfort level throughout!
Enjoyed Least:
Surrounding Area:
Taormina, Mt. Etna, local markets.
Nearby Events or Locales:
Taormina via cable car. Great ride with fantastic views.
Tips or Restaurants:
Simonetta has a great list of restaurants. We discovered "Vista Mare" in Taormina. Fantastic views, great food - past, veal, pizza. Great service.
GPS worked.
Check In Out:
Simonetta was delightful and very helpful. Obviously, enjoys the process and has a deep love of the property and makes you feel at home the moment you arrive!

Joe, September

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