Villa | 3 bedrooms | sleeps 6
Large, attractive house in Francavilla di Sicilia with pool and diving board, large patio/garden nestled against a mountain, with a splendid view of the Alcantara Valley and Etna. Close to the ocean and the pleasant seaside resorts Taormina and Giardini Naxos.
The house has a sun lounge over the entire back wall. A permanent barbecue grill and pizza/bread oven are located in the sun lounge. There is a seating area with TV and three eating areas.
The house has a fully furnished kitchen with an eating area. The living room is furnished simply in Italian style with a sitting area, fireplace and eating area. A bathroom with shower, toilet, lavatory and bidet is located on the ground floor. The first floor has two bedrooms with two-person beds and a smaller room with two separate beds. A WC with lavatory is also located on this floor.
The two-person bedroom has a TV, large clothes cupboard and commode. ** The villa faces on a large patio with two magnificent 150-year-old palm trees. The right side looks out over Etna with its plume of smoke. A swimming pool with a diving board is located at the side of the house. You can dive safely, since the pool is 3 metres deep under the board. The pool is surrounded by a large patio with a splendid view of the Alcantara Valley, with a glimpse of the ocean at the end of the valley. **Villa Aurora lies halfway up a mountain slope above the village of Francavilla di Sicilia.
It has a view of the Alcantara Valley and several villages, including Motta Camastra, Francavilla, and Castiglione di Sicilia.
The supermarket is round 1.5 km away, and the centre of Francavilla is about 1 km distant. The well-known seaside resorts Giardini Naxos and Taormina are 15 km away. Catania (airport) is 65 km away, and Messina (harbour) is around 65 km distant.
|Size||Sleeps up to 6, 3 bedrooms|
|Nearest beach||Taormina 15 km|
|Nearest Amenities||1 km|
|Nearest travel links||Nearest airport: Catania Airport 75 km, Nearest railway: Taormina 20 km|
|Family friendly||Great for children of all ages, Suitable for people with restricted mobility|
|Notes||No pets allowed, Yes, smoking allowed|
Features and Facilities
|General||Central heating, Air conditioning, TV, CD player, Safe, Satellite TV|
|Standard||Kettle, Toaster, Iron, Hair dryer|
|Utilities||Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine|
|Rooms||3 bedrooms, 1 bathrooms of which 1 Family bathrooms, Solarium or roof terrace|
|Furniture||Single beds (2), Double beds (2), Cots (2), Dining seats for 8, Lounge seats for 8|
|Other||Linen provided, Towels provided, High chair|
|Outdoors||Balcony or terrace, Private garden, BBQ, Bicycles available|
Swimming pool available from 21 april till 03 NOVEMBER
Bed linen and towels are provided en included.
*Final cleaning €.40,00.
*Heating and air conditioning at consumption.
*Breakages deposit of €.200,00, which is fully refunded on departure assuming no damage or breakages have occurred.
*20% deposit due to secure booking.
The Sicily region
Sicily does not only offer summer, sun and lovely beaches but also many cultural highlights. A compulsory point on each itinerary for a Sicily vacation are the countless testimonies of past times that a spread out across the island.
Some examples include the world famous „Valley of the Temples“ in Agrigent with the structures more than 2,500 years old and are testament of Greek settlement on this island during the ancient times. Besides this also well preserved remains of antique structures can be visited in Syrakus oder Catania which are equally appealing.
Those who need to cool down after these historical adventures will find many places to do so along the more than 1,000 kilometres of coastline. In the north and east you will mainly find steep cliffs and rocks towering above the sea with a number of picturesque bays lying in-between them. The southwestern part is flatter and characterised by beautiful beach strips.
Sicily has though much more to offer than just temples and beaches. Explore some of the interesting smaller and larger towns such as Palermo, Messina, Ragusa, Trapani or Taormina. Alternatively go on a boat tour that will take you to the Aeolian Islands and Aegadian Islands.
Visit TAORMINA, settled on a hill of the Monte Tauro. So much to do and see : top level art performances at the Greek theatre, several painting exhibitions held in local palazzi and churches, fine elegant shopping along the famous Corso Umberto with its classical music cafès and pastry shops.
RESTAURANTS! Enjoy the local Sicilian cuisine in several restaurants in the surroundings.
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27 Aug 2014
"Three weeks in the sun, away from the crowds"
The interior of the house is...let's say basic, as well as the kitchen equipment...but after all it is a country house, and in the summertime we spend all day outside, where Villa Aurora's a… More
16 Oct 2013
"For couples of families Vilia Aurora is just right"
Situated in an elevated position overlooking the eastern side of the town of Francavilla di Sicilia and with views down the Alcantara valley, Villa Aurora is ideal for those wishing a quiet and restfu… More
10 Oct 2013
"Great pool and Villa"
This is a very nice Villa, with the swimming pool being the highlight. It is very safe for children but also has a deep end for diving, so giving something to everyone. The interior of the Villa is go… More
Dear Geoffrey, thank you for your sincere review. We will make shure to improve the matters you mentioned, such as a grill and the English channels on tv.
29 Oct 2012
My wife and I spent a week here in August and we really enjoyed ourselves. The villa is ideally located for relaxing and exploring the island. We particularly enjoyed the good restaurants such as I Due Compari where we had lunch and diner few times.
One of the great features of the villa is the large terrace from which you can enjoy superb views of the sea and the other side Mount Etna. We spent a lot of time at the big private pool….fantastic. This is a great place, well equipped with sun chairs and gazebos, to loung around, enjoy a glass of Sicilian wine or a nice meal. Villa Aurora was well equipped, impeccably clean and cosy furnished.
The owner and his family are very welcoming, friendly and helpful for assistance, recommendations or information.He lives in the village and is easily reachable and promptly available. The online pictures and description represented the actual properly accurately. Also the booking system was easy and the e-mail exchange very polite.
17 Oct 2012
"Thoroughly recommended !"
The Villa, pool and surrounding area are delightful - a truly relaxing place for a holiday. We found the owners and booking system to be very helpful.
It is well positioned for exploring the surrounding area and far enough away from other buildings for complete privacy but close enough to super markets and restaurants. The villa is not over looked by anybody, so we could relax without the fear of any unwanted neighbours spoiling our peace and quite. We wouldnt hesitate to recommend it to a friend.
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