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Villa | 8 bedrooms | sleeps 16

Key Info
  • Swimming Pool
  • Great for children of all ages
  • Air conditioning
  • Some pets are welcome - please contact the owner
  • Private garden
  • Car not necessary

Eight guest rooms divided between the lower garden level and the upper garden levels, are individually furnished and decorated, characterized by the attention to detail by the owners who wanted Aranjaya to be a place where Sicily meets the rest of the world. Each offers a wonderful atmosphere and total comfort. The rooms are equipped with heating, air conditioning and colonial ceiling fans. En-suite bathrooms feature Sicilian ceramic and are fully outfitted with scented soaps and toiletries. Guests rest serenely on well-appointed beds dressed with fine Egyptian cotton linens. Eight exclusive guest rooms are situated in the Manor House at Aranjaya. Four are in the upper garden level and the remainder rest at ground garden level. All are furnished with antiques and vintage crafts and provide private balconies or direct access to the gardens surrounding the villa. Take a short walk through the garden and you arrive at the Orangerie, which houses the cozy greenhouse lounge and dining area. It is 'the heart' of Aranjaya with its beautiful lava stone fireplace that provides warmth and atmosphere in the long autumn evenings. The spacious and comfortable seating area is a perfect place for conversation, reading or simply enjoying the scenery visible through the large windows. Guests enjoy board games, satellite TV and stereo with iPod connection, a large film library of world classic films and a fully stocked bar to use at your desire. Adjacent is the lounge and dining area where small groups can enjoy intimate meals, or as many as 60 people can be accommodated comfortably for special occasions. Charmingly detailed with antiques and Sicilian porcelains, meals are always a memorable occasion in the Orangerie. On the upper level of the Villa guests can enjoy the Library. It is a place that invites you to take pause and relax in the comfortable seating, soft lighting and garden view. The Library is the ideal place to relax, sip tea or a glass of organic orange juice while you flip through magazines or enjoy any of the wonderful books that your hosts make available to guests of the Villa. On the upper floor of the Orangerie is the Belvedere, a multifunctional space with breathtaking views of Mount Etna and surrounding valleys spanning all the way to the Nebrodi Mountains. Situated in the midst of nature, it is a haven for those seeking peace and quiet, and is perfect for meetings, meditation, yoga workshops and more. A jewel in progress, the garden of Aranjaya has been enriched over the years with a notable collection of palm species from around the world - a passion of its owners. The landscape was originally designed by Sicilian landscaped artist, don Ettore Paternò del Toscano, who enhanced its energy by creating harmony and beauty in the name of biodiversity. Today the garden continues to evolve with the help of English scholar, Rachel Lamb Honorary, who is passionate about Mediterranean gardens. Sitting in the garden, surrounded by the scents and beauty of flowering plants, such as continually blooming heirloom roses, shrubs and the 'desert garden' displaying a wide assortment of succulents, tantalizing pleasure are delivered to the senses. The essence of relaxation at Aranjaya is represented by the beautiful vanishing edge swimming pool. Shaded by palms and surrounded by lush gardens, guests relax on comfortable sun beds, beneath umbrellas when needed, in addition to the generously sized, air-conditioned Orangerie terrace when the Sicilian sun, particularly on summer afternoons, is too intense. Balance the serenity and relaxation at Aranjaya with a game of tennis any time of year. Our court is beautifully nestled within an orange grove. A lighting system on the synthetic grass and sand court allows you to play an impromptu game whenever the whim strikes. There is no better way to discover Aranjaya than by exploring every inch while trekking or walking among its hills. Discover paths of unparalleled charm, sensational vistas of nature, breathtaking views and the magic of silence. The total lack of boundaries and fences also makes it the ideal place for jogging while totally immersed in nature. For those who prefer to remain at the Villa, entertainment amenities such as table tennis, cricket and table soccer await you. The volcanic hills surrounding the estate of San Giorgio, the prehistoric caves, the acropolis of Mount San Basilio and fossil traces from anywhere and anytime in history - some that are now on display at the Museo Archeologico in Syracusa - represent an opportunity for you to discover the ancient past of Aranjaya via the interesting excursions and explorations. The presence of abundant medicinal and aromatic plants, many edible, that characterize the entire estate provides visitors with the opportunity to participate in true 'fragrant paths' of discovery of the most characteristic and typical Mediterranean herbs. See nature's creatures in their habitats, bird watch the extensive number of species or simply enjoy the biological and organic landscape of San Giorgio.

The price includes weekly cleaning.

This property belongs to a member of MAMMASICILY (or Il Console), the exclusive Sicilian Association chaired by the distinguished Sicilian chef Silvana Recupero and by her husband, 'the motorwriter' (Rai, Chin ... Canada) Giovanni Vallone who personally guarantee the quality of the structure.

Also, as for all the other properties advised by MAMMASICILY, you will have a daily assistance for whatever you need (for a no surprises vacation). In fact, the Association, as per by law, has the aim: “... of enhancing the resources of traditions, culinary arts …assuring a good and nice stay to Sicily's guests” (Art. 2)

MAMMASICILY is a no-profit Association focused to the realization of several Sicilian projects, as: the preservation of naturalistic and archeological areas; the printing of old Sicilian texts kept at the library of the Association; the recording of Radio and Tv programs broadcasted all over the world; the preparation of new Sicilian recipes …

Travellers, of course, are welcome to our headquarter. On request you may attend a Sicilian Cooking School with Silvana or an Etna exploration with Giovanni. Also, contact them for any information you want about the property or about their beloved island. We are here to give you the best Sicily you have ever had !

Size Sleeps up to 16, 8 bedrooms
Will consider Long term lets (over 1 month)
Access Car not necessary, Wheelchair users
Family friendly Great for children of all ages, Suitable for people with restricted mobility
Notes Pets welcome, No smoking at this property

Features and Facilities

Luxuries Sauna, Internet access, DVD player
General Central heating, Air conditioning, TV, CD player, Table tennis, Satellite TV, Wi-Fi available
Standard Kettle, Toaster
Utilities Dishwasher, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine
Rooms 8 bedrooms, 8 bathrooms of which 8 En suites, Solarium or roof terrace
Furniture 1 Sofa beds, Single beds (4), Double beds (6), Cots (2), Dining seats for 20, Lounge seats for 12
Other Linen provided, Towels provided, High chair
Outdoors Balcony or terrace, Private garden, BBQ
Access Wheelchair users, Secure parking

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7 Nights min stay

Changeover day Flexible


This is the estimated nightly price based on a weekly stay. Contact the advertiser to confirm the price - it varies depending on when you stay and how long for.

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Giuseppe Recupero (Property Manager Guiseppe Recupero)

  • 1 Years listed

Based in Italy

Languages spoken
  • English
  • French
  • Italian

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