Beautiful Villa and incredible location. Close to everything.
The caretakers are really nice and make you feel at home. We had an unbelievable stay!
Thanks for your review. We are very happy you had a wonderful stay.
Hope to have you again as our privileged guest.
3 Sep 2014
"Far too many irritations in the middle of nowhere"
The villa is basically not bad, but don't believe the website about how far it is from anywhere. It is down an unmade road that is over half a mile long, and 20 minutes drive from a shop or restaurant… More
a/ The distance between Carranco Resort and Viale Europa in Moio Alcantara (the closest village) is 3 Km and 7 minutes (as shown by Googlemaps)!
b/ The distance to Castiglione di Sicilia, Via San Vincenzo, where the closest restaurants are, is about 7 km and 12 minutes (as shown by Googlemaps)!
It is true that the Resort is beautifully isolated from noise and stress and this is precisely why our Guests love it: discretion and privacy of unique location.
c/ The Villa is rented either with 4 bedrooms with en-suite bathrooms or with 6 bedrooms with en-suite bathrooms (2 additional bedrooms with en-suite bathrooms are in the Guesthouse, which is just close to the main Villa).
The Guesthouse includes an additional independent part, with and independent entrance, which is used by myself (the owner) and my family. This part of the Guesthouse has no interaction whatsoever with the main Villa.
We love our guests and always try to do our best in order to give them the best time and experience, however, we do charge additional rooms.
d/ We do have a private Tennis court, shared between the 3 Villas (as stated in the Resort description).
e/ The quality of grass planted around the Villas is not the same as the small and short one on Golf courses greens.: it is kept a little longer because usually our Guests prefer it to be a little more dense. If our guests request the grass to be shorter we have no problem in cutting it.
e/ The roof terrace is beautiful (see pictures) and we usually light it with candles to allow the guests to see the beautiful sky full of stars! There is the possibility to put further lighting on the terrace: it is just a matter of asking our Caretaker.
f/ Our Caretaker, who is on grounds, always tries to keep our Guests satisfied and to help them organize their excursions, tours and hobbies. He makes sure maintenance is as good as it can be.
We live and work to make our Guests happy…
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Sunny and charming character house from the 18th century with Mount Etna view, sits atop a hill in the middle of its own vineyard - idyllic and secluded setting with lovely walled in courtyard. The shared pool is only an easy stroll down the road. …see more
20 Oct 2013
Charming villa with lots of character. Inside it is very tastefully decorated. The setting of the hous is just wonderful: on top of a hill in middle of a vineyard (literally starting at the foot of th… More
8 Sep 2014
"im Norden von Sizilien"
Sehr geehrte Familie Degel,
lassen Sie mich auf diesem Wege ein herzliches Dankeschön für die schöne Zeit in Ihrer Villa Etna übermitteln.
Nach einer eher viel zu heißen Woche i… More
15 Jun 2015
"Wonderful Villa Etna"
I cannot praise Villa Etna enough, it is in an ideal location, beautifully equipped and an incredibly well maintained building. It is everything you would expect from a Sicilian villa with tasteful … More
"Il posto ideale per trovare relax, ospitalità e punto di riferimento per le escursioni in zona"
Ho trovato il posto per puro caso ma mai avrei pensato di trascorre dei momenti così belli, brevi ma intensi. Ho soggiornato soltanto 2 notti e avrei voluto continuare perchè un'accoglienza così è… More
16 Sep 2015
We never saw so many stars over our heads as in the beautiful little garden of la Rosa del Etna. The juicy peaches and tomatoes from giovannis and angelas garden were wonderful, their helpfullness ama… More
We stayed here with 8 people in August 2014. Plenty of room, nicely decorated and well furnished.
Owners (Carmello & Rose Angelina) were extremely friendly, and went above and beyond to make our stay… More
Privacy, private pool, fantastic panoramic views …see 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
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 Du… More
16 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 surroun… More
A magical villa with stunning views overlooking the sea in the middle of hundreds of old olive and fruit trees. Private pool, heated outside jaccuzzi, spacious and tranquility. 10 minutes drive from the nearest sandy beaches. Paradise. Included in your stay is a visit/d …see more
7 Feb 2015
"Blissful, relaxing. Tranquility. Sun and stars. Paradise!"
I don't normally write reviews, but this house in Sicily has made such an impact on my heart, that I feel compelled to do so.
We flew into Catania, (direct from Stockholm!) grabbed a car with GPS … More
30 May 2014
Trente and Filip were great hosts and made us feel very welcome. The villa is just as described, with a beautiful pool, terrace and hot tub set in a tranquil and peaceful location, plus stunning views… More
18 Jan 2014
The description of the house and area complies 100% with reality and the landlords are very nice. And listen to the tips of Trente and Filip like restaurants, sightseeing etc.… More
Refurbished old winery, retains the old stone floor lava. Outside at the guests' disposal, 8m x 4m swimming pool open from May to September, 2000 square meters of green space with olive and citrus trees, barbecue, sauna and many terraces with sea or Mount Etna. As a gif …see more
26 Jul 2014
"A very peaceful retreat, and ideal for visits to Etna, coast & wine tasting at Gambino Vineyards"
Quite difficult to find as Via Bassi is not on Tom Tom. Once there, there was a minor problem with accommodation that I initially booked, but this was rectified, & problem resolved within 36 hours. Il… More
Do you want to enjoy a real taste of Sicilia life?Villa pagano also called villa of flawers for his luxuriant garden.full of frut.this place devoted to those who prefer a quiet,relaxing and elegant vacation.Private pool and furnished roof terrace to admire mount Etna V …see more
10 Aug 2015
"Mooie villa met riant zwembad in prachtige tuin!"
In juli 2015 hebben we met het hele gezin 3 weken genoten in de villa van eigenaar Giovanni Pagano. De villa bevat ruime, met airco, gekoelde slaapkamers; de rest van de villa hebben we gezien het moo… More
7 Jan 2015
"Relaxing holiday in a beautiful villa with the friendliest and most helpful owner"
We stayed for 2 weeks in the beautiful Villa just outside Gaggi. The Villa had everything we needed and more. We loved Gaggi, a very friendly village 10 mins by car from the beach and from the gorge… More
19 Jun 2014
Our thanks to Giovanni for a truly wonderful two weeks at their beautiful villa. The way in which you looked after us and met our requests was wonderful. After the two weeks I was so relaxed I had tro… More
Swimming pool; Great for children of all ages ; Some pets are welcome - please contact the owner;
Unique view of Etna and of all the country side including Giardini Naxos. The house is close by Castiglione di Sicilia & Taormina. Private swimming perfect for a romantic & relaxing holiday . Dream beaches and the sea are in the immediate sorroundings of the property . …see more
Distance approx 6 miles from Castiglione di Sicilia Show on Map
Superbe maison avec piscine privative au calme avec vue sur l'Etna
Propriétaire très disponible et de bon conseil
Séjour parfait!!!!… More
23 Aug 2014
Superbe maison totalement conforme aux photos de l'annonce.
Piscine impeccable avec robot
Propriétaire très sympatique
On pourrait se croire à l'hôtel (femme de ménage, changement des serviett… More
20 Aug 2014
maison comme sur les photos, dans un quartier tres calme, situee dans une ville avec tous commerces a proximite
tres bon accueil
maison tres propre avec tout confort (comme a l hotel)
nous avons p… More
Swimming pool; Great for children of all ages ; Car advised;
Marvellous Sicilian villa close to the sea of Taormina and the Etna Park. Wonderful private pool and garden. Each bedroomwith ensuite bathroom. Stunning balcony and gazebo for "al fresco" dining with a stunning view of the Gulf of Taormina and Mount Etna. …see more
3 Sep 2013
"A fun holiday!"
Roberto and Giovanna, the owners, have been fantastic and helpful with a good knowledge of all the surrounding area ! The villa is close to the beach, just 15 minutes by car. In the village we enjoye… More
29 Aug 2013
"A wonderful holiday!"
The landscape from the pool was still in our minds: Taormina, the sea, the end of Italy... The villa is wondrful and furnished with typical Sicilian objects. The bedrooms and the baths are very large,… More
8 Oct 2015
"Holidays in Paradise!"
The villa's location is very convenient and easy for get around and discover the most beautiful places in Sicily. It is simply wonderful, with a beautiful view that can be seen from most parts of the … More
We were so delighted with this villa and the ease of booking it after we had been let down by two other villas in Sicily. Villa Etna did look a little remote on the photographs but this is not the ca… More
10 Oct 2013
"Beautiful house and setting, amazing people and food"
We stayed a week at Villa Etna. The occasion was a gathering of old friends -- five couples. The house was spacious and accommodated each couple easily. The grounds are beautiful and relaxing. Some da… More
1 Oct 2013
"Perfect lodgings for a great week in Sicily"
The villa was comfortable, clean, and well-maintained. The en suite arrangement was ideal for our large group (12 adults), with inviting indoor and outdoor common spaces for meals or just hanging out … More
"What a wonderful experience- a once in a lifetime trip"
I organized a trip to Sicily for my husband and I, plus 22 other people. I spent many hours searching for properties that could hold us and provide the privacy if ensuite bedrooms for all.
After spe… More
5 Oct 2014
We had a reunion, 24 people. LE CASE DEL PRINCIPE offers exceptional facilities. Located on a huge private estate, but close enough to the vilage and the sea. About 45 min drive from the Catania airpo… More
25 Sep 2014
After a week's stay at Le Case del Principe in Taormina, Sicily, I cannot get the place out of my mind. Beautiful surroundings, lovely verdant garden, cool rooms in summer, a wonderful rural feel. You… More
We’ve just come back from our stay at Antica Dimora Grimaudo and it was lovely. It’s incredibly private and so quiet and if you live in a major city, like we do, and want to switch off, it’s pe… More
24 Aug 2014
This is a very beautiful and pristine villa in a very private location with beautiful grounds and magnificent views of Mount Etna. The private swimming pool is lovely. This is a wonderful place for … More
"Great place and view. Great Host. Good location."
I only say 'Good' because it's on the side of a mountain, but that's where the views and serenity come from. There was no pool when we were there so it's even better! Just like a nice executive apartm… More
9 Feb 2015
"Posto meraviglioso e molto rilassante..."
Abbiamo soggiornato nella Deluxe appartment..impeccabile la pulizia appartamento curato nei particolari,ubicato in mezzo alla natura lontano dal caos.Abbiamo usufruito del grande parcheggio disponibil… More
30 Jul 2015
"Un vero paradiso."
Abbiamo soggiornato purtroppo solo per pochi giorni, ma l'esperienza è stata davvero positiva. La location della villa consente di soggiornare in un clima di pieno relax, tutto è perfetto dalla pisc… More
Nearest beach 28 km; Swimming pool; Great for children of all ages ;
Located in a quiet neighborhood right in the heart of the National Park of EtnaSwimming pool(16 m x 8m) open from 29 May to 24 octoberyou will enjoy 2 hectares of plants and trees and an astonishing view of the Etna.The property is approximately 330m2 (3552 ft2) if you …see more
10 Sep 2015
"Very Nice place and excellent for large groups"
Villa Veda is an excellent relaxing place, it is very well maintained and has all the requirements - we were 4 families with young children who enjoyed it to the full. Apart from the pool the Villa ha… More
12 Apr 2015
We went to Villa Veda in July 2014. The villa is close to Randazzo, typical Sicilian village with a nice market every Sunday.
The Villa itself is very big with a swimming pool. We went with our fam… More
8 Apr 2015
tres bel endroit
a lexterieur de randazzo dans le parc national de l'etna
superbe maison et super equipement
nous étions 10 et aucun problemes
tres grande piscine
je la recommande vivem… More
• Stunning views of Mt Etna & the sea
• 8m x 4m private "infinity edge" swimming pool
• All bedrooms with air con & sea view
• Perfect for families with young children & groups of friends
• Ideal "get away" for relaxing holidays & visiting the east coast of Si …see more
9 Dec 2014
"Exceptional place with high standards"
The villa and its location are truly exceptional, and the photos on the website just can't beat being there gazing in all directions. We have now been to several luxury villas, but this has been far a… More
Swimming pool; Ask owner if suitable for children; Air conditioning;
Villa Taormina is located in a superb location and extremely quiet on the slopes of the hills above Giardini Naxos, in a district called Mastrissa, Thanks to the morphological arrangement of the hill you can enjoy a beautiful view …see more
Distance approx 8.48 miles from Castiglione di Sicilia Show on Map
La Villa is the kind of place everyone dreams of for a journey to Sicily. The luxurious house, is located in the middle of an unspoiled area of 10 hectares.
La Villa is a perfect place for you to relax in idyllic surroundings …see more
16 Jul 2014
The service was friendly and accommodating the food was outstanding, the views to Mt Etna and Taormina spectacular and the swimming pool a great relief from the summer heat. A car advised if you wishe… More
21 Jul 2013
"Hidden Gem in Giardini Naxos"
My husband and I were extremely lucky to find this spectacular boutique B&B through friends’ recommendation. We were looking for a cozy and quiet place were we could have a romantic break from the f… More
8 Jul 2013
"Gorgeous setting and helpful, friendly hostess"
Absolutley lovely holiday! Beautiful setting with lemon and orange trees, palm trees everywhere, horses, dogs, cats, puppies, hens and geese. Breakfasts were delicious- freshly squeezed orange juice, … More
Swimming pool; Ask owner if suitable for children; Air conditioning;
Venus Villa is located on the hill above Giardini Naxos, its fantastic location allows you to have a lovely view over the bay of Giardini Naxos, Taormina, the Gulf of stored and the Gulf of Catania, both dominated by the majestic Vulcan Etna. …see more
Distance approx 8.54 miles from Castiglione di Sicilia Show on Map
"bello ma esterno non curato+ b&b senza colazione"
B&B : ma non danno la colazione!
esterno non curati : sedie, piscina sporche...cani non legati => feci di cane.
pottrebbe essere bellissimo se fosse piu curato
posizione buon… More
Grazie per il vostro giudizio costruttivo, ci adopereremo per curare maggiormente il giardino.
Beach / lakeside relaxation; Swimming pool; Great for children of all ages ;
- Free Wi-Fi
- Air conditioned
- Towels included
- Start and finishcleaning
- Pets allowed
- Swimmingpool (solarium in wood under construction) …see more
29 May 2015
"Romantica fuga d'amore"
Dopo una pesantissima settimana lavorativa questo b&b era la migliore cosa che poteva capitarci! Proprietaria molto disponibile e gentile, posto tranquillo e silenzioso, mini appartamenti molto puliti… More
26 Aug 2015
FREGATURA perchè B&B ci dovrebbe essere la colazione compresa invece NON C'E'!!!. Struttura poca curata, pieno di zanzare, doccia allagata, copriwater inesistente, piscina sporca, arredamento giardin… More
We had a wonderful vacation at Casa Taormina. The property was exceptional.
The accommodations and view were spectacular. Dining with family and friends on the patio was unforgettable.
We visited Sa… More
20 Aug 2011
"Wendy's review of Casa Taormina"
Fabulous. Micaela was a big help and she organized a few tours for us.
Fabulous views, and there was an elevator to bring up luggage.
There was nothing we didn't like.
Amazing city, lots to do,… More
Beach / lakeside relaxation; Swimming pool; Great for children of all ages ;
House surrounded by lemon and orange trees , between Etna and the sea . What more could you want ? Small country retreat nestled in a citrus grove and for those who love to dive into a sky of stars . …see more
Distance approx 9.16 miles from Castiglione di Sicilia Show on Map