Villa Ornelia

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Sleeps: 12 Bedrooms: 6 Bathrooms: 6

Overview

Pool
Wow Factor
Wellness Ideal for Kids Walk to Beach

Villa Ornelia is a distinctive and luxurious holiday home sitting right by the seafront along an exclusive area of coastline close to the town of Taormina. This villa offers clear views over the Ionian Sea from many of its beautiful rooms, charming balconies and spacious terraces. Within the extensive outside space is the main terrace that gives direct access to the volcanic rock shore and crystal-clear waters. And just a 10-minute walk away is a lovely sandy beach.

The main living space is incredibly light and airy, with a choice of sofas to relax on. Whether you spend days taking in the sea views or enjoying cosy evenings watching the television, it’s a great place to recharge your batteries. You also have direct access to the outside space from here. There’s another small living space upstairs that’s ideal for reading or simply chilling out. The dining space features a large table with chairs, with another area for quick meals in the fully-equipped kitchen.

There are five double bedrooms and one single bedroom, with most having their own ensuite bathroom. Several family bathrooms also ensure there’ll be no arguments over who gets to go first in the mornings! A fantastic additional feature at Villa Ornelia is the wellness area with gym equipment, spa treatment bed and shower.

The villa sits within a large plot that offers clear views over the sea from its many terraces. These terraces are home to several seating and dining areas, as well as a private swimming pool with Jacuzzi that’s set within leafy Mediterranean gardens. The main al fresco dining area with barbecue is close to the sea, making mealtimes here particularly special. An area of terrace with sun loungers provides direct access to the spectacular shore and sea.

As well as having privileged access to a dramatic part of the coastline, a sandy beach is just a short walk away from the villa. Here you can hire sun loungers for relaxing in style, or enjoy swimming in the glorious Ionian Sea.

The hilltop town of Taormina is around 20 minutes away by car. Take in many ancient sites of interest, such as a Greco-Roman theatre and discover hidden coves with sandy beaches. Taormina is also close to majestic Mount Etna where you can follow trails to the summit. Also easy to reach from the villa are the archaeological site of Naxos, Alcantara River Park and the ancient port city of Catania.

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What you should know…

  • The villa is located within a residential area.
  • From the villa you have direct access to the rocky shore, with a paved area and some sun loungers for sunbathing.
  • An additional guest can be accommodated in a single bedroom on the first floor, on request - please see the 'Features' tab for further details and enquire for pricing. 
  • Please note that your booking will only be confirmed once we have checked availability with the owner or their property manager.
  • Please note that published rates are only valid for the current year. Any bookings for subsequent years will be on request only and correct rates will be confirmed at the time of booking.

Property Features

Private Pool Wi-Fi/Internet Air-Con Satellite TV Gym/Fitness Room DVD Heating

Tourist Licence Number: 19083032C203332

Villa Interior

Lower Ground Floor


- Living area
- Double bedroom with en-suite bathroom
- Family bedroom with two double beds and with en-suite bathroom
- Laundry room
- Gym and spa area

Ground Floor

- Living area with three sofas, TV, DVD player and a large bookshelf
- Dining room with table and chairs for 13 guests and doors leading onto terrace
- Kitchen with hob, oven, fridge-freezer, dishwasher, microwave, coffee machine, washing machine, table with two chairs and door leading outside to a patio
- Bathroom

First Floor

- Two double bedrooms with en-suite bathrooms
- One double bedroom with bathroom on the corridor 
- One single bedroom with en-suite bathroom

Outside Grounds

- Swimming pool (23sqm, max. depth 1.15m) with gradual step access 
- Sun loungers and umbrellas
- Ivy-covered pergola
- Terrace with al-fresco dining area
- Patio
- Barbecue
- Private parking for two cars

Facilities

- Wi-Fi
- Air-conditioning
- Heating
- Satellite TV
- Washing machine
- Iron and ironing board
- Hair dryer

Location

About the surrounding area of Villa Ornelia
Walk to Beach Walk to Restaurant <1hr to Airport Watersports Canoeing/Kayaking Walking/Hiking Paths Wine Tasting Tennis Nearby Cycling Horse Riding Fishing Outstanding Landscapes Outdoor Pursuit & Activities Tourist Towns & Villages Historical Sites Boat Trips Seafront
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You don’t have to go far from Villa Ornelia to reach a great choice of amenities. Bars and restaurants serving traditional Sicilian cuisine are within a 10-minute walk. A short drive will bring you to banks, supermarkets and even several ice cream shops.

The immediate area is full of historic interest, with many fascinating sites to visit. These include the Archaeological Area of Naxos, which features ruins of an ancient Greek settlement, with many artifacts on show in the modern museum. Also visit Schisò Castle that overlooks the bay of Giardini Naxos.

It’s not just the rocky coastline on the doorstep at Villa Ornelia that you have to enjoy, there are also several other beaches close by. The nearest is well-known for its nightlife, so you might prefer to head to the beaches of Mazzarò (10km) and Isola Bella (11km).

Visit hilltop Taormina (9km) for a day of sightseeing and exploring the town’s picturesque coastline. It’s full of ancient landmarks, such as the ancient Greek theatre, Teatro Antico di Taormina. As it’s so close to the cliffs, the sea and hillside views are simply spectacular. Also explore medieval churches and palaces for getting a feel for the town’s past over many centuries. Taormina’s most popular beaches include Mazzarò, Isola Bella and Giardini Naxos.

Go hiking through lush landscapes and swimming in the crystal-clear waters of Alcantara River Park (15km). You spot a variety of flora and fauna in and around the gorges that make up this naturally beautiful park. The wildlife you might see includes trout, kingfishers, frogs, toads – even wild cats!

The city of Catania (47km) is another picture-perfect destination for history lovers. It’s bursting with baroque churches and palaces, such as Palazzo Biscari. Catania is also famous for its daily fish market, which is a lively and authentic Sicilian experience.

Just over an hour’s drive from the villa is Mount Etna. As it’s Sicily’s most famous attraction, a visit to this majestic volcano really can’t be missed!

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Local Amenities
Nearest Airport Catania - Fontanarossa

(60km)

Nearest Airport 2 Comiso Airport

(136km)

Nearest Train Station Giardini Naxos - Taormina

(4km)

Nearest Village

(2km)

Nearest Restaurant

(0.7km)

Nearest Shop

(1km)

Nearest Beach Giardini Naxos

(1km)

Nearest Ferry Port Giardini Naxos

(1km)

Region

Eastern Sicily, a captivating region in Italy, boasts a rich tapestry of history, culture, and natural beauty that leaves visitors spellbound. This part of Sicily, with its enchanting landscapes and charming towns, offers a myriad of attractions and activities that beckon travellers from around the world.

Kids

Best Suited For: All Ages
Ideal for Kids Ideal for Teens

Take the cable car from Mazzarò (10 km) up to hilltop Taormina to sightsee around the town, and then relax on the lovely beach back down at Mazzarò.

Older children in particular will enjoy swimming in the river and hiking through the gorge landscapes of Alcantara River Park (16 km).

Visiting Mount Etna (50 km) is sure to be an unforgettable experience, with a cable car making for an exciting way to reach the summit of this still-active volcano. You can then continue the adventure by jeep and take in the moon-like scenery of the area.

Baby and Toddler Equipment

  • Cot(s)
  • High Chair(s)

Kids Activities Close-by

  • Beach Nearby
  • Walk to Beach
  • Walk to Restaurant
  • <1hr to Airport
  • Watersports
  • Canoeing/Kayaking
  • Tennis Nearby
  • Cycling
  • Horse Riding
  • Fishing
  • Outdoor Pursuit & Activities
  • Tourist Towns & Villages
  • Historical Sites

Onsite Facilities

  • DVD
  • Fenced Grounds

Services Available

  • Chef/Cook Available
  • Maid Service Available

Extras

Oliver's Extras

  • Pre-Stocked Fridge Available
  • Spa Treatments Available
  • Chef/Cook Available
  • Maid Service Available

At Oliver’s Travels we pride ourselves on going that little bit further for our guests. From private chefs to babysitters we can help you arrange those little extras that make it a truly memorable holiday. Simply fill in the concierge request form or contact the Oliver’s Concierge Team who will be happy to help. We can typically help you arrange any of the following:

- Maid service/extra cleaning 
- Private chef/cook/catering
- Welcome hamper/pre-stocked fridge
- Local day-trips or tours
- Airport pick-up/drop-off

Extras included at this property:

- Maid service: 3 x 3 hours per day
- Swimming pool maintenance(once a week)
- Garden maintenance(once a week)

Extras available at this property (payable locally):

- Extra maid service
- Private chef 
- Extra linen
- Shopping service
- Wellness and beauty treatments 
- Breakfast service

Please note that all extras are subject to availability and must be requested in advance of the holiday (prices on request). Due to some rural/remote locations, not all services will be available at all properties. However, we will always do our best to fulfil your requests!

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Terms & Conditions

These terms and conditions may be amended from time to time.

Security deposit €1000 paid in cash to the owner upon arrival and refunded upon departure, subject to full inspection.
Arrival time 4.00 p.m. - 8.00 p.m.
Departure time 8.00 a.m - 10.00 a.m
Energy costs included? Included up to 85kWh per day/595kWh per week, then €0.70 per kWh, payable locally.
End of stay cleaning included? Yes. However, guests are required to leave the accommodation clean, tidy and in the same condition as on their arrival. Any extra cleaning, laundry, maintenance and/or rubbish disposal required will be charged against the security deposit.
Linen & towels included? Yes.
Pool towels included? Yes.
Minimum stay 7 nights during high season. 5 nights during all other periods.
Changeover day Flexible.
Internet access? Wi-Fi internet access included.
Pets welcome? Not allowed.
Smoking Allowed? Outside only.
Tax Italian Visitors Tax payable locally in cash (typically costs €1-€3 per adult per night- please enquire if exact amount is required).
Other Ts and Cs Weddings, stag/hen parties and any special events are not allowed.
Other Ts and Cs A highchair and cot available on request. Extra €7 per cot, per night (payable locally).
Other Ts and Cs Please note that your booking will only be confirmed once we have checked availability with the owner or their property manager.
Other Ts and Cs Please note that published rates are only valid for the current year. Any bookings for subsequent years will be on request only and correct rates will be confirmed at the time of booking.
Other Ts and Cs An additional guest can be accommodated in a single bedroom on the first floor, on request - please enquire for pricing.
Pool opening dates? Please note that pool opening dates are subject to local weather conditions and pool maintenance requirements and that cooler months may not be suitable for swimming.
Heating costs included? Yes.

Rental Rates

Prices based on an occupancy of 12 people: For every additional guest up to 12, it will cost an additional £88 per person per night.

Rental period 5 Nights Weekly
Jul 24th 2024 - Aug 24th 2024 - £16,472
Aug 24th 2024 - Sep 28th 2024 - £14,682
Sep 28th 2024 - Oct 26th 2024 £6,292 £8,809
Oct 26th 2024 - Dec 21st 2024 £4,195 £5,873
Dec 21st 2024 - Jan 13th 2025 £5,372 £7,520
Jan 13th 2025 - Mar 29th 2025 £4,615 £6,460
Mar 29th 2025 - Apr 12th 2025 £6,922 £9,690
Apr 12th 2025 - Jun 1st 2025 - £13,392
Jun 1st 2025 - Jul 1st 2025 - £16,780
Jul 1st 2025 - Aug 23rd 2025 - £18,119
Aug 23rd 2025 - Sep 27th 2025 - £16,150
Sep 27th 2025 - Oct 25th 2025 £6,922 £9,690
Oct 25th 2025 - Dec 20th 2025 £4,615 £6,460
Dec 20th 2025 - Jan 25th 2026 £5,909 £8,272

Prices based on an occupancy of 12 people: For every additional guest up to 12, it will cost an additional €105 per person per night.

Rental period 5 Nights Weekly
Jul 24th 2024 - Aug 24th 2024 - €19,607
Aug 24th 2024 - Sep 28th 2024 - €17,476
Sep 28th 2024 - Oct 26th 2024 €7,490 €10,486
Oct 26th 2024 - Dec 21st 2024 €4,994 €6,991
Dec 21st 2024 - Jan 13th 2025 €6,394 €8,951
Jan 13th 2025 - Mar 29th 2025 €5,493 €7,690
Mar 29th 2025 - Apr 12th 2025 €8,239 €11,534
Apr 12th 2025 - Jun 1st 2025 - €15,942
Jun 1st 2025 - Jul 1st 2025 - €19,974
Jul 1st 2025 - Aug 23rd 2025 - €21,568
Aug 23rd 2025 - Sep 27th 2025 - €19,224
Sep 27th 2025 - Oct 25th 2025 €8,239 €11,534
Oct 25th 2025 - Dec 20th 2025 €5,493 €7,690
Dec 20th 2025 - Jan 25th 2026 €7,034 €9,847

Prices based on an occupancy of 12 people: For every additional guest up to 12, it will cost an additional $114 per person per night.

Rental period 5 Nights Weekly
Jul 24th 2024 - Aug 24th 2024 - $21,262
Aug 24th 2024 - Sep 28th 2024 - $18,951
Sep 28th 2024 - Oct 26th 2024 $8,122 $11,371
Oct 26th 2024 - Dec 21st 2024 $5,415 $7,581
Dec 21st 2024 - Jan 13th 2025 $6,934 $9,707
Jan 13th 2025 - Mar 29th 2025 $5,956 $8,339
Mar 29th 2025 - Apr 12th 2025 $8,934 $12,508
Apr 12th 2025 - Jun 1st 2025 - $17,287
Jun 1st 2025 - Jul 1st 2025 - $21,659
Jul 1st 2025 - Aug 23rd 2025 - $23,388
Aug 23rd 2025 - Sep 27th 2025 - $20,846
Sep 27th 2025 - Oct 25th 2025 $8,934 $12,508
Oct 25th 2025 - Dec 20th 2025 $5,956 $8,339
Dec 20th 2025 - Jan 25th 2026 $7,627 $10,677

Please note that these prices/rates are a guide only and may not be correct at the current date. For an accurate quote, please enquire.

Reviews

  • Beautiful and perfect

    on 20/01/2022

    The villa is beautiful and perfect for a large group. Located directly on the sea, we swam every day in the salty water and enjoyed the hot sun on the tanning beds out back. the staff were extremely helpful and responsive during our stay. Would recommend for groups that want to be on the sea and close to Taormina.

  • Absolutely stunning

    on 17/07/2021

    This villa is absolutely stunning: the exact Mediterranean touch I was looking for! The location couldn’t be better, quiet, just out of the busy road down the harbour but so close you can easily walk! And that Etna view left me speechless! The house was perfect for a gathering: private rooms with bathroom for intimacy and big shared area (living room, swimming pool and terrasse). The extra services we had (cook and massage) were absolutely amazing! We tried all the Italian food you can dream of!

  • An oasis

    on 30/11/2019

    This is a beautiful Villa, right on the ocean. The property is as beautiful as it appears in photos and the steward is excellent. We felt so comfortable in this immaculately clean house. It is very close to restaurants and shops but most notably it is just a 5 minute drive to Taormina which is enchanting. Mt Etna is a 45 minute drive to visit, but it is in the view overall. We swam in the sea, had tea and drinks on the terrace and ate most of our meals outside on the terrace under the amazingly beautiful vines with a view of the ocean. It was American Thanksgiving while we were there and a chef was recommended to us. She came in and prepared us an excellent meal which we enjoyed as the sun was setting. We explored extensively during our 5 day visit, there are so many sites and vistas to enjoy. It was an oasis to return to the Villa and enjoy the sounds of the sea at the end of the day. I would highly recommend staying here for a visit to Sicily!

  • Magnificent

    on 27/07/2019

    The villa was magnificent. Located right on the Sea, its space entertained our family and friends superbly. Dinners in, prepared in it’s well-equipped kitchen were the highlights. The owners and property manager were helpful and accommodating.

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