About the home
Villa 'littleparadise is a stunning house in a fabulous position, in hilltop about m.300 asl. The villa is a veranda overlooking the jonic sea. The house is located in the top of its estate of about mq.2000 who is bounded by walls and provides maximum security and privacy. It is special designed for the safety of Families with small children as the house on the first floor has the door to the stairs, balconies with smooth walls anti climbing, has the gate to the entrance of the balconies, pool terrace bordered with gate, pool semi inground, all its external is well delimited and security so as to prevent children can go out or go to dangerous places.
Since the property is staffed our Guests also enjoy an excellent and very discreet support of great assistance and security.
The Villa consists of 2 bedrooms with stunning panoramic balconies, a bathroom with a spacious shower; a large room with kitchen/dining and living room with great satellite tv; a large dining/room; behind the Villa, you enjoy a lovely Annex. The scented panoramic garden has 2 seating with outdoor forniture; the sun terrace with swimming pool and gazebo, the playground for kids with swings and other games, the parking so private as confortable. The delicious Annex is in old country-style has fitted kitchen/dining, bathroom and washing machine.
From the balconies, the terrace and from the pool, there are stunning views of the sea and the bay of Taormina and Etna Volcano al the time smoking. It would be difficult to ask for a more delightful setting. Perfect for relaxing holidays, but also a perfect base from which to explore the Taormina area and the rest of Sicily.
Taormina distances only 10 km. The village boasts restaurants/pizzerias (nearest m.300) and shops selling delicious local produce, all about m.500 from the Villa. The nearest beach 3 km, the nearest supermarket 2,5 km. The nearest groceries m.500.
The main bedroom with double bed has seaview and its balcony with outdoor seating overlooking the jonic sea; the other bedroom with the two single beds has also a fantastic view from its balcony; the living room in antique style, is very cozy and comfortable with double sofa bed, table and chairs, has large windows overlook the large garden; the bathroom with a spacious shower; the main kitchen very spacious, is modern and fully equiped and with a huge medieval-style table;
Even behind the Villa, well secluded,, the swimming pool and its terrace with a beautiful wooden gazebo with wicker table and chairs, sun loungers and deck chair; the pool is very nice, clean and cared with the right chemical doses, it is m.8 long and 4 meters wide (it is constructed semi-buried to provide security for small children);
The garden with sunshade, just in front the Annex and the dining/room, has a special lava stone table and chairs, a beautiful and comfortable lounge wicker, outdoor forniture and barbecue; the playground for children is surrounded by trees; the wide terrace has seating, deckchairs and a barbeque. The view over the bay is fantastic!!!
Both the 2 bedrooms and the dining/room with air conditioning. There are nice satellite TV with decoder (1 tv 42p in the Kitchen/living and 1 tv in the main bedroom).
Internet wireless (free) covers the house, the pool terrace and the garden!
All environments are clean and well cared for!
|Size:||Sleeps up to 4, 2 bedrooms|
|Nearest beach:||S.teresa di Riva, 3km|
|Will consider:||Long lets|
Nearest amenities: 500m
|Family friendly?||Suitable for children of all ages|
Suitable for people with restricted mobility
|Notes:||No pets allowed|
|Luxuries:||Log fire, Internet access, DVD player, Staffed Property, Sea view|
|Pool:||Private outdoor pool (unheated)|
|General:||Central heating, Air conditioning, TV, CD player, Safe, Satellite TV, Wi-fi available|
|Standard:||Kettle, Toaster, Iron, Hair dryer|
|Utilities:||Clothes dryer, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine|
|Rooms:||2 Bedrooms, 2 bathrooms of which 1 family bathroom and 1 shower room, Solarium / Roof terrace|
|Furniture:||Sofabeds (1), Single beds (2), Double beds (1), Cots (1), Dining seating for 6, Lounge seating for 6|
|Other:||Linen and towels provided|
|Outdoors:||Private outdoor pool (unheated), Balcony / Terrace, Private garden, BBQ|
Further details indoors:
The Villa and its estate has the pleasure, relaxation, tranquility and security to stay there, just a little paradise to say let or have a walk in the ancient and picturesque village of Savoca City Art. There are so many interesting things to see while walking in the ancient narrow streets, bars, bakeries, delicatessens, small delightful shops, old churches, a ruined castle, museum, the famous Bar Vitelli Coppola's film Thegodfather, the convent of the Capuchins, etc. Surroundings Savoca you have difficolty of choising becouse so many beautiful places to visit in the ancient Sicily!
Further details outdoors:
The Villa is about m.500 (5 minutes walk) from the old town of Savoca, about km.3 from S.Teresa beach (5minutes by car), about km.10 from Taormina, about km.2,5 from the nearest supermarket. This property is ideal for families and for couples looking for relaxing, enjoyable and safe, the beauty of nature and the nearby village of Savoca considered one of the most ancient and beautiful in Italy. At the same time it is also a perfect base for exploring the surrounding areas made of natural beauty, cultural, historical, archaeological, tourist facilities to bevery local shopping, dining and recreation.
The panoramic terrace of the pool is equipped with roman wood gazebo and wicker living room, sunbeds, chairs and loungers. In the nice green garden is a very nice and quieted area with garden furniture. The playground is surrounded by tree!
*Stays not less of 1 week up 2 weeks.
*For families with small children: we have the high chair, a beautiful cot and a convenient pushchair.
We hope that this makes it easier for you to travel as you do not to have to bring these bulky items.
*Reservations: we will send you a detailed and transparent booking contract with all your guarantees.
*Families or couples who prefer don't rent a car becouse just wish a safe and very relaxing holiday enjoyng the peace and comfort of the villa and enjoy the so nearby village of Savoca, we offer free to take them at the airport and accompany them to return. Also we friendly available for tours in Taormina area and Sicily.
*Structure with on-site staff (very helpfull and absolutely not invasive!)
FANTASTIC WEEKLY RATES FOR THIS SUMMER 2013!
The Sicily region
The Greek cities of Sicily as Selinunte, Segesta, Syracuse, were among the most beautiful of the Hellenic world. Visit the magnificent Greek Theatre of TAORMINA, the archaeological Roman city of Tindari, the Valley of the Temples in Agrigento or watch a show in summer grand Greek Theatre of Syracuse is an authentic diving in the distant past Hellenic. And the same happens in Sicily, with many other epochs and civilizations, from Spanish to French. Sicily is a book of history and art history, and cultures of the greatest civilizations of all time. An island with an exuberant nature, spine-tingling views and a delicious and varied cuisine of Mediterranean flavors and aromas unforgettable. Sicilian towns are Messina, TAORMINA, Catania, Siracusa, Caltanissetta, Enna, Ragusa, Trapani, Palermo, Agrigento and Noto.
Sicily guard treasures of Magna Graecia, so close to Africa, the Iberian Peninsula and East and occupies a strategic position in terms of military and commercial. Pioneered by Phoenicians, by the Greeks, Romans, Arabs, built by the Byzantines ... So much mixture, what culture, what beauty!
Flavors that run the world and perfume tables? Spectacular views, beautiful beaches, scenery, ruins, alleys, stairwells, cliffs, and the highest active volcano in Europe, Mount Etna! Sicily is a spectacle!
It is no coincidence, is the desired goal by tourists from all over the world!
If you want to make the most of it in this region, we strongly recommend that you rent a car in Sicily. Taxi Services are very expensive although where usage is necessary or convenient to you; please ensure that you get an idea of the cost of the journey before you travel.
Here you will find local bus services and you must purchase a fare ticket, which are sold at Newsagents, tobacco vendors and even some bars. A ticket will cost approximately one euro each and they are valid for 60-90 minutes from the time they are stamped. When you board the bus you must ensure to stamp your ticket in the machine provided.
Also Eating out in Sicily is relatively cheap when compared to other regions of Italy. Prices and portions will vary according to the location, size and type of establishment, though portions are usually large and the service is friendly and helpful.
Please be aware that it is often difficult to find someone who speaks English and often the menu is difficult to translate as it refers to local foods and dishes. So remember to take your dictionary with you to assist with ordering and understanding the menu.
Most Restaurants will not include service in their bill and therefore it is usual to leave a tip. Exact opening hours vary greatly from place to place. Generally in Sicily you will find that almost everything closes between 1pm and 4pm apart from a few restaurants and shops. Supermarkets close at 8pm and most pharmacies are closed at night except for the night-service pharmacies, which accommodate emergencies.
In general principle archeological sites are open from 9-12am and 4-7pm Monday - Friday and 9am - 12am Saturday (Summer hours may be longer). Museums are open from 9-1 Tuesday - Saturday and some weekday afternoons. Most shops close on a Monday morning and all day on Sunday but open 9am-1pm and 4pm-7.30 pm on other days including Saturdays. Banks are usually open Monday to Friday 08.30 - 13.20 14.45 - 15.45 and are closed Saturday, Sunday and public holidays.
Restaurants such as pizzerias open evenings from around 8pm Tuesday through Saturday and some are closed Sundays and Mondays. Some restaurants open for lunch from around 12.30 or 1pm but don’t expect to find pizza served at lunchtime as many restaurants only serve pizza in the evening.
The Taormina / Savoca area
The Taormina area also includes the beautiful and historic Valle d'Agro where all close there are the sea villages of S.Teresa di Riva, S. Alessio Siculo, Furci Siculo, Roccalumera and the hilltop villages of Savoca, Forza D'Agro, Casalvecchio and other small ancient medieval villages,
About Savoca, there are at least three excellent reasons, apart from the peaceful atmosphere and the stunning views over the sea from the piazza. First, the Godfather connection.
The village was chosen to stand in for the less-photogenic Corleone: also off-limits because the real Mafia were none to keen on Coppola's project. When Michael and his two companions are walking in the hills, they see this picturesque village in the distance - which I think is actually nearby Forza d' Agrò - and one them remarks "Corleone".
But later, after Michael's wedding, they do walk down from the church in Savoca to Vitelli's Bar on the piazza for the reception. The table where he sat earlier to ask the padrone for the hand of his delightful daughter Apollonia is still there, and you can sit at it to sample the famous granita di limone (which is the second reason for making the journey to Savoca).
The third reason for a visit is the Convent of the Frati Minori Cappuccini, which you will have passed on the road up to the town - or more precisely, the Catacomb which lies beneath. You pay a small sum to the custodian, and then pass through a trapdoor, down a rickety wooden ladder into the crypt. Unless you've seen the similar sight at the Cappuccini in Palermo, nothing can prepare you for what you are about to see. Around the wall in glass cases or coffins are the corpses of Savoca's worthies, dating from the 17th and 18th centuries. Most are in a standing posture, and still wearing the appropriate dress for their professions in life.
Few horror films could compare with the grisly reality of sharing a crypt with 35 or so decayed corpses, some 300 years old. The fact that some have been daubed with green paint by vandals only adds to the effect. Having an ancestor here is a source of great local pride.
Visit the Catacomb, and see the for yourself (if you dare!). Definitely not for the squeamish!
How to get there
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Fly into Catania airport, only 1 hour away, motorway A/18 Catania-Messina, exit Taormina.
From Palermo airport the Villa is 3 hours away and from Trapani airport 4 hours.
From Palermo airport, ( motorway A/19 Palermo-Catania or A/20 Palermo-Messina then A/18 Messina-Catania) From Trapani airport (motorway Palermo-Catania first), then get the motorway A/18 Catania-Messina and exit at Taormina or Roccalumera (from Catania is about km.40/55).
We will gladly wait you at motorway exit and be in 10-15 minutes at Villa.
Activities near Taormina
Beach or lakeside relaxation
30 Nov 2012
Having just returned from a really wonderful holiday in Villa Little Paradise,we are already looking forward to our return next year.We would recommend this Villa to anyone looking for a place to... more
Dear Madam & Sir,
thank You very very much for Your wonderful testimony!
As You have found, we try to be more precise as possible in the description of the Villas. Our policy is to be honest it... more
06 Oct 2012
We spent a week in this wonderful spot in the world. Weather was amazing, villa was perfect for us, with a private pool and cooking facilities. The pool and property are spotless, views spectacular,... more
Dear Madam & Sir,
thank you very much for your beautiful testimony of
As you yourself have noted, this panoramic Villa is very beautiful and equipped of all and its... more
05 Oct 2012
This villa was a real find, a private villa set on a ridge above the historic town of Savoca, with views to the sea from one side and views of a smoking Mount Etna from the pool!
This villa feels like a real family home feel, not a boxy new build on an estate as so many Med rental villas can be. There is even best china in the sideboard, and liquers in the wine rack! The villa has lots of spaces to relax in, and due to an unexpected spell of hot weather at the end of September, we spent much of the time in either the shady garden or the sea-facing terrace, soaking up the views. The efficient and effective air con in the bedrooms helped too. The Sky tv and wi-fi is a real boon, and apart from the broadband service taking the odd siesta some afternoons, it worked a treat.
The annex kitchen a real bonus for night-time cooking when you don't want to heat up the main villa, and there is even a wood fired oven if you want to cook pizzas, plus two BBQs, one in the garden and a brick build BBQ at the poolside. We ate in a lot, and the local supermarket had a superb butcher and delicatessan, so there were always plenty of fresh, local ingredients to use.
Paulo the owner is so eager to please, and really wants you to enjoy your stay. Almost daily, he pops his head round to check you are OK, usually bearing gifts of local pastries or bread or whatever he has found that looks good on his way up to the villa! He works from an annex at the side of the villa, but since this faces the drive, you only really notice it when you park the car. During our stay, apparently, his teenage kids came up a couple of times, and he does stay late, but we can honestly say we really didn't see him (or hear him) beyond the 'official' visits and he is very, very careful to respect your privacy.
Savoca is a fascinating place, with narrow streets winding across ridges to historic churches and ruined castles, and a morbidly fascinating catacomb of mummified local gentry! (We visited on Saturday morning and the girl on the door was a mine of information - she's not there all week.). It does fill with coach parties of cruise ship tourists all eager to see the "Godfather" Bar Vitelli, but the joy of the villa's location is you can simply walk into town once the crowds have gone!
thank you very much for your beautiful testimony of VillaLittleParadise about the efficiency of the Villa and about our great care to ensure total privacy and exclusive private possession of all the rooms in the property to our Guests. For us it is very important that our Guests enjoy their stay the best!
We hope to see you soon,
a warm greeting,
|Rental prices originally quoted in: Euros €||Convert to:|
|Prices for group size 4|
|Period||From||To||Weekly||Nightly rate|| Minimum |
|1 Mar 13||29 Apr 13||€ 749||-||-||1 Week|
|29 Apr 13||1 Jun 13||€ 899||-||-||1 Week|
|1 Jun 13||1 Jul 13||€ 999||-||-||1 Week|
|1 Jul 13||28 Jul 13||€ 1099||-||-||1 Week|
|28 Jul 13||3 Sep 13||€ 1149||-||-||1 Week|
|3 Sep 13||3 Oct 13||€ 999||-||-||1 Week|
|3 Oct 13||1 Nov 13||€ 899||-||-||1 Week|
|1 Nov 13||21 Dec 13||€ 749||-||-||1 Week|
|21 Dec 13||8 Jan 14||€ 1049||-||-||1 Week|
The property does not have weekend tariffs.
NB: Prices may be subject to change at the advertiser's discretion.
***RENTS NOT LESS 1 WEEK up 2 weeks;
*We offer the flexibility to rent any (from / to) day of the week in which the Villa is available, preferably rents from 1 week up 3 weeks. Hoping so, to give more opportunity for the Holidaymakers for their holiday periods and also be able to book flights during the week which are often cheaper.
*The charges relate to a maximum of 4 adults.
*Preferable weekly stays.
*30% deposit is required to secure booking.
*Deposit payments to ensure your bookings are preferred by PayPal to speed up your booking procedure of confirmation (ok also by bank transfer but the procedure is longer); we reserve the right to pass on the merchants charges.
WE OFFER THE GUARANTEE that you will pay the balance of your rent at your arrival at Villa, after you notice that everything is in perfect order and exactly as stated in this Advert;
*Breakages deposit of â?¬.300, which is fully refunded on departure assuming no damage or breakages have occurred.
*More than 4 people, up to a maximum of 5, there is a 10% surcharge on the weekly rate (we reserve the right to accept).
*Discount of 5% on the weekly rate is offered for a stay of 2 persons!
*For families with 3 childrens up 15 years, it is the same rent price of 4 persons!Enquire now
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