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L'Aquilone (the kite)


Excellent 5/5 Score from 7 reviews

Swimming pool

Villa | 5 bedrooms | sleeps 10

Key Info
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 8 km
  • Swimming pool
  • Great for children of all ages
  • Car advised
  • Air conditioning
  • No pets allowed
  • Private garden

‘L’Aquilone’ (the kite), in the hills above Capo d’Orlando at 1000 feet elevation, has breathtaking views of the Aeolian Islands, Capo d’Orlando, and the beaches at San Gregorio. The property has beautiful, terraced gardens and an infinity pool. The house is luxuriously furnished throughout (including antique pieces) and has approximately 2400 square feet of living space. There is a spacious terrace with a bougainvillea covered pergola complete with outside dining area and a large Weber grill. Sunbathers can enjoy the pool terrace, the private lawn behind the house, or the main terrace. Beautiful weather can be expected in spring and autumn; summers are very pleasant because of the altitude. Bedrooms are air conditioned; the living room has a wood-burning fireplace.

Sandy beaches at San Gregorio and Capo d’Orlando, which are never crowded even at high season, are 12 minutes drive. The town of Capo d’Orlando has excellent shopping, supermarkets and several good restaurants.

Size Sleeps up to 10, 5 bedrooms
Nearest beach San Gregorio 8 km
Access Car advised
Nearest travel links Nearest airport: Palermo or Catania 145 km, Nearest railway: Capo d'Orlando 9 km
Family friendly Great for children of all ages
Notes No pets allowed, No smoking at this property

Features and Facilities

Luxuries Log fire, Sea view
General Central heating, Air conditioning, TV, CD player, Telephone, Satellite TV
Standard Kettle, Toaster, Iron, Hair dryer
Utilities Dishwasher, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine
Rooms 5 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms of which 2 Family bathrooms and 1 En suites
Furniture Single beds (2), Double beds (4), Dining seats for 12, Lounge seats for 10
Other Linen provided, Towels provided
Outdoors Balcony or terrace, Private garden, BBQ
Access Secure parking
Further details indoors

Master king-size bedroom.

Second bedroom: twin or king.

Third bedroom with twin beds and sea-view balcony.

Fourth bedroom: twin or king.

Fifth bedroom: twin or king.

(Bedrooms are air conditioned)

En suite bathroom and shower (to master bedroom).

Second bathroom with shower.

Third bathroom with shower and tub.

Kitchen with a table to seat 12 has a cooker, hob, fridge/freezer, microwave and dishwasher.

Washing machine

Large living room with two sofas (one is a double sofa bed) has a satellite, large, flat-screen TV with Sky subscription, and a stereo system.

Downstairs cloakroom

The house is gas central heated; the bedrooms are air conditioned, but because of the elevation, artificial cooling is rarely needed. The living room has a wood-burning fireplace. There are ceiling fans serving the ground floor. There is no smoking in the house.

As there is no ADSL service in the area, the use of a wireless modem (to connect your laptop to the Internet) can be arranged in advance with the owner.

Further details outdoors

L’Aquilone has beautiful, terraced gardens, featuring native trees, shrubs and flowers. The infinity pool is set above an olive grove, and has its own terrace with lounges, shower, and a spectacular view. The main terrace has a covered pergola with two marble-topped tables which seat 12. There is a Weber barbecue and a hammock for two. Parking for three cars is available inside the gate.

Further details

Maid service in mid week for three hours is included.

Linen is changed weekly. Towels are changed weekly and at mid week.

The Sicily region

Capo d’Orlando is situated on the north coast of Sicily about an hour west of Messina. It was founded by Charlemagne, and, like Sicily, has been inhabited by Greeks, Romans, Normans, and Arabs.

The Nebrodi Mountains rise majestically just south of us. They are home to dozens of age-old villages, fantastic scenery, great walking opportunities and some superb restaurants.

Along the coast to the east is the Sanctuary and Greek and Roman remains at Tindari - highly recommended, while to the west lies the lovely Mediaeval town of Cefalu.

The important attractions of Taormina (Roman amphitheatre), Monreale (spectacular Norman cathedral & mosaics), Agrigento (Greek temples), Piazza Armerina (Roman mosaics), and Erice (ancient Greek town) may be reached via a day trip from Capo d’Orlando. A day trip to Mount Etna (and its wineries) is very easily accomplished. (Under 2 hour's drive)

Hydrofoil service to the Aeolian Islands, which are definitely worth a visit for their unique charm, is available from Milazzo, about 45 km to the east, year round. In the summer there are further service to the islands from Capo d’Orlando (via motor launch – 75 minutes) and from Sant’ Agata, about 30 km to the west (via hydrofoil – 50 minutes).


There is a beautiful old hill town, Naso, dating back to the Greek era, above L’Aquilone, and there are a number of very pretty towns in the area.

Apart from its beaches, Capo D'Orlando is notable for its excellent brand name shopping (often at discount prices). There is also a weekly market, offering a wide variety of food and household items.

There are several good restaurants in the area.

Beaches at San Gregorio and Capo d’Orlando are 1000 feet below and 2-3 miles away, as the crow flies, and are about 12 minutes drive. Some stretches of beach have surf; some are placid; they vary between fine sand and pebbles. Beaches are uncrowded, even at the height of the season. Several beaches have cafes.

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16 Sep 2014


"Beautiful view"

We had a lovely stay in this villa.Great view of volcanic islands.Chef in the evening cooks fantastic Sicilian cuisine.Scuba diving trip to Aeolian islands recommended.Fantastic Gelato and Granite.… More

24 Jun 2014


"Vista mozzafiato sulle Eolie per una vacanza bellissima"

La casa è davvero bella, ampia e silenziosa. Le camere spaziose, pulite, con una vista meravigliosa che si apre verso le sagome delle Eolie: assolutamente impareggiabile. Vacanza in famiglia riuscita… More

16 Jun 2014



Sono andata con la mia famiglia una settimana in giugno. La casa é molto accogliente e ben arredata, da la sensazione di essere a casa propria e non in una casa di affitto! La cucina é semplicemente… More

24 Feb 2013


"Breathtaking views from a beautiful villa"

This was a great location to relax and take in the gastronomic delights of the area (I remember the fish restaurant at the top of the road as a particular highlight - and the ice cream shop!). The vil… More

25 Jan 2013


"Could not get any better!"

I stayed at L'Aquilone with my husband and children in August and it was just such a lovely holiday. The 1st thing that really really strikes you is the unbelievable view! It really is spectacula… More

24 Jan 2013


"I dream of returning"

This is a special villa sited high above Capo d'Orlando with views and sunsets only imagined. The house is simple, comfortable spacious and of a high standard. The beach in town is excellent and… More

2 Sep 2012


"Magnifique !"

Une maison confortable et spatieuse avec une vue magnifique face aux iles éoliennes. Terrasse avec tonnelle à l'ombre qui permet de profiter des repas en extérieur quelque soit l'heure.La… More

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Calendar last updated:28 May 2014

Based in United Kingdom

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