Quiet Villa in Sicily with Breathtaking Views - Tenuta de Nereides
Enjoy the weather and scenery of Sicily in a superb active olive oil and wine producing estate overlooking stunning Mount Etna, the highest active volcano in Europe. The property is quiet and has breathtaking views of the surrounding countryside and all the amenities of a 21st century lifestyle. It is close to the beach, medieval villages, and ancient ruins; and, of course, an active volcano. It is an ideal villa for a group of friends or a large extended family and is equally suited for relaxing days around the pool, hiking along the many trails or sightseeing at the local destinations.
(6 hectares) It is surrounded by olive groves and vineyards, immediately around the villa are grassy expanses and a private garden of about 3,000 m2. The Manor house dates back to 1870, has three levels and smooth exterior walls. There is a tennis court that can be easily booked upon request. The private salt water pool, with panoramic views, is L-shaped, and measures 15 meters x 6 meters. There are numerous sun loungers. There are outdoor table and chairs for al fresco dining or simply enjoying the outdoors. Several paths lead down through the vineyards and the olive trees and to a historic park. There is plenty of parking (up to 12 cars) on the property.
The villa was completely refurbished in 2008 to a very high standard and features local materials such as lava stonework from Etna, hand-made terracotta floors and walnut shutters. All decorations, furnishings and fittings combine the best of modern design and antique furniture and paintings. It has both air-conditioning and heating so can be rented year round. The interior is well lit and very comfortable.
Ground Floor: The ground floor has a historic antique wine making and oil storage facility including a unique vaulted cellar. A washing machine and a dryer are available to guests. Guests also have access to the gym machine and ping pong table.
First Floor: Two beautiful lava stone stairs open up into the main entrance of the villa. The living room and dining area have a vaulted ceiling, an open fireplace, sofas and armchairs. The dining room has a large gorgeous wooden oval dining table and a library area with a quiet reading corner with a selection of books in English. There is a very large eat-in kitchen that has been professionally equipped with a large cook-top, oven, microwave and dishwasher. It has access to the outside private garden. There are three double bedrooms on the first floor. Each bedroom has a king-size (180 cm mattress) bed, an ensuite bathroom with shower and tub and an outstanding view from the window. The beds can each be split into two large single beds if desired.
Second Floor: A spiral lava stone staircase in hallway leads to the second floor. It has a double bedroom with a king-size (180 cm mattress) bed and an ensuite bathroom with shower. There is also a large 80 m2 terrace lounge with a panoramic view. It is furnished with sun loungers and a large dining table.
Outbuilding About five meters away
There is an open-plan kitchen, a large dining area and a living room. There is a private terrace. There are two bedrooms, each with a king-size bed (180 cm) and an ensuite bathroom with shower and tub. The beds can each be split into two large single beds if desired.
Extra Services: The following are listed as an aid for trip planning; the services and prices are approximate and cannot be guaranteed by Rentvillas. All extra services are payable locally in cash.
* Italian Breakfast: 8 Euros per person
* Sicilian Breakfast: 10 Euros per person
* International Breakfast: 15 Euros per person
* Cook Service: 180 Euros, plus food and beverage
* Cooking Lessons: 40 Euros per person
* Extra Housekeeping: 12 Euros per hour
* Pre-Stocked Villa: 20 Euros
* Transfer Service: 120 Euros
* Babysitting: 12 Euros per hour
* WiFi Service: 50 Euros per week
* A Welcome Basket is provided upon arrival.
* King-sized beds can be separated to form two single beds upon prior request.
* Two of the bedrooms on the first floor are located in a separate building five meters away.
* Housekeeping: Provided for 3 hours per day (except Sundays)
Additional amenities include: ping pong table, air conditioning - whole house, welcome basket, fireplace - indoor, housekeeping - included, outside area - private, independent villa, balcony/terrace, free parking on premises, outside dining, cook service available - extra cost.TripAdvisor property ID 2028123...Read more
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