Villa | 4 bedrooms | sleeps 8
Villa Normanna was built in 1968 by the painter Gunvor Advocaat and her husband Thurmann Nielsen Oistein, a painter and graphic artist. The couple first lived in Rome before moving to Taormina, Sicily, where they stayed for many years, making their dream come true by building a house on a mountainside overlooking the Mediterranean sea with a terrace-garden filled with exotic trees and flowers.
Every corner of the villa is filled with the spirit of these two artists who left nothing to chance. Parts of the Mediterranean-style floors in some of the rooms, which are based on sketches by Thurmann, have a “faded” effect which shows the originality of these works of art covering the ground.
The indoor and outdoor areas of the villa are decorated with Sicilian cart keys and wheels, jars, horseshoes, stirrups, large stones and small old carriage lamps. The artistic couple decided to pay tribute to Taormina and Sicily in the garden-terrace: the villa is presented through a large wooden door (made by Thurmann himself) set within a lava stone frame, and the area in front of the door has mosaics created using sea pebbles collected from the beach.
Despite having made numerous improvements to the property, the current owners have also managed to preserve the atmosphere created by the two artists. The furnishings are typically Sicilian in color and style and the modern elements blend in perfectly with the original structure.
The villa has central heating, air conditioning in every room, satellite TV, CD and DVD player, washing machine, dishwasher, barbecue and internet connection WIFI.
The living room, which is connected to the dining area, leads directly to the swimming pool that faces the sea and is on the left-hand side of the splendid terrace/garden where, in addition to stunning views of the sea, there are numerous exotic plants, corners for relaxing and an outdoor dining area.
The villa is around 1.3 Km from the main high street of Taormina and 5 Km from the beaches of Mazzarò which, in the summer months, are best reached via the convenient cable car.
Ground floor: access from the garden; large living room consisting of four communicating rooms with sofas and armchairs; 1 small bathroom with toilet and washbasin; study; dining room; 1 small bathroom with washbasin and toilet; large livable kitchen with dishwasher, large refrigerator with freezer, 2 ovens and breakfast area; large living room connected to the swimming pool area (for safety reasons the swimming pool is protected by a rope net that completely surrounds it); by going up a flight of 15 stairs from the living room it is possible to directly access the suite with double bedroom offering splendid views of the sea, and a bathroom with bathtub and shower. FIRST FLOOR: (access from one of the living rooms - 6 steps), 1 twin bedroom (without window) with bathroom and shower; 1 large twin bedroom with beds that can be joined together; bathroom with bathtub and access to a large panoramic terrace with sea views; 1 suite with living room/study, double bedroom and bathroom with bathtub and access to another panoramic terrace with sea views. Panoramic garden with views of Taormina and the sea.
Extra costs and further information
Total final cleaning cost € 200
2 sets of bed and bath linen per week included in the price
Cot for babies under 2 years with bars available: free of charge
Domestic pets: not allowed
Swimming-pool opening times (if available) Apr 26, 2014 - Oct 25, 2014
Refundable damage deposit to be paid in Euros on arrival € 1000
Central heating according to consumption
Electricity according to consumption
Air-conditioning according to consumption
Further costs to be paid on the premises in cash:
Obligatory cleaning during the week: 4 hours a day, 1 days per week for a total of € 50 per week. per week. Laundry; babysitting service; chef; boat hire; transfers to station/airport
|Size||Sleeps up to 8, 4 bedrooms|
|Access||Car not necessary|
|Family friendly||Great for children of all ages, Suitable for people with restricted mobility|
|Notes||No pets allowed, No smoking at this property|
Features and Facilities
|Luxuries||DVD player, Sea view|
|General||Air conditioning, TV, Wi-Fi available|
|Rooms||4 bedrooms, 6 bathrooms of which 6 Family bathrooms|
The Sicily region
The largest of the Italian islands, Sicily overflows with an abundance of natural and architectural beauty. From the slopes of Mt Etna, Europe's largest active volcano, to Palermo's classical ruins and the family-friendly sparkling blue waters of Giardini Naxos and Letojanni, Sicily has something for everyone.
Perhaps one destination which sums up Sicily's charms is Taorimna, where twisting medieval streets host bustling boutiques and restaurants alongside an awe-inspiring Greek theatre. A cable car carries beach lovers to the town's sweeping bays, from where you can enjoy dramatic views along a rugged coastline.
Throw in the island's renowned passion for fine food and home grown wines, and you have the perfect recipe for a great holiday...and your own personal slice of 'la bella vita'.
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