Casa Artemisia

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Sleeps: 8 - 10 Bedrooms: 4 Bathrooms: 3
Oliver Approved

Overview

Pool
Great Value
Sustainable Collection
Beach Nearby
Pets on Request
Laptop Friendly Workspace

Despite its superb position within a short walk from the centre of the beautiful medieval village of Castroreale and the spectacular sea views overlooking the world renowned Aeolian Islands, Casa Artemisia can still be ranked a “hidden gem.” Set back in the hills near Sicily’s slightly lesser known northern coast, on arrival you will feel that you have landed somewhere very authentic and real, that you will love telling your friends about when you return.

Unpretentious but with a sense of comfort and space, this four bedroom villa is perfect for a larger family who wants to spread out. All on ground level, with one master bedroom en-suite, three other good size bedrooms and a shared bathroom and the possibility to sleep a further two on a sofa bed in the lounge, this villa has a “home away from home” feel. A large and well-equipped kitchen/dining room and a spacious, sociable lounge complete this impression.

The villa is also part of our Sustainable Collection, offering renewable energy with solar panels to replace the use of gas, and EV charging station.

Perched on a hillside, the villa enjoys complete privacy and the stunning pool and gardens (totalling 2,000 square meters) afford the perfect place in which to both relax and have fun. Ancient olive trees, along with the fruit and palm trees, add to the beauty of this villa immersed in the Sicilian countryside.

Strolling 15 minutes into Castroreale for your evening “passeggiata” after a day soaking up the Sicilian sun will be an absolute joy. Voted one of the most beautiful villages in Italy (it recently came 2nd!) you cannot help but be entranced by the charm of its cobbled streets and churches dating back to the 13th century.

Oliver Approved

What you should know…

  • The swimming pool can be heated with a little extra
  • When minimum occupancy is booked, certain areas may not be accessible (subject to owner's discretion) - best to enquire with us beforehand
  • Boats to the Aeolian Islands are seasonal and weather dependent

This home is a part of our Great Value Collection!

  • There are on-site solar panels and an EV car charging port, rest assured knowing that the sun will power your journey the whole way.

This home is a part of our Sustainable Collection!

  • There are on-site solar panels and an EV car charging port, rest assured knowing that the sun will power your journey the whole way.

Property Features

Private Pool Heated Pool Wi-Fi/Internet Air-Con Laptop Friendly Workspace BBQ Electric Car Charger Hairdryer Ground Floor Bed & Bath TV Indoor Games Heating

The Villa

Casa Artemisia is a detached 4-bedroom villa with extensive terraced ground.

Interior
- Kitchen with dishwasher, electric oven, induction hob, fridge and freezer, microwave, kettle and coffee machine
- Lounge/dining area with sofa-bed*
- Master bedroom with super king-size bed and en-suite bathroom (with bathtub)
- Bedroom with king-size bed and en-suite bathroom (with shower and jacuzzi tub for 2 people)
- Bedroom with king-size bed
- Bedroom with twin beds
- Bathroom

Outside Grounds

- Veranda for al-fresco dining for 10 and barbecue
- Verdant Gardens surrounded by trees
- Private pool 10m x 5m with hydromassage area for 6 guests
- Outdoor shower

- Sun loungers and umbrellas
- Parking for 3 cars

Facilities

- Wi-Fi
- Air-conditioning
- Heating
- TV with google chrome cast
- Iron & board
- Books
- Games
- Stereo
- Toys
- Washing machine

Location

About the surrounding area of Casa Artemisia
Beach Nearby Walk to Restaurant Walking/Hiking Paths Outstanding Landscapes Outdoor Pursuit & Activities Tourist Towns & Villages Historical Sites
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Located between Tindari and Milazzo, Castroreale is a village of medieval origins; it has recently been voted the 2nd most beautiful village in Italy. It offers a rich heritage of art, picturesque streets and squares and stunning views that extend from Capo Milazzo to Tindari with a view of the Aeolian Islands and behind it the Peloritan Hills.

Casa Artemisa is within easy reach of the “A-list” Sicilian destinations such as Taormina (62 miles) and Cefalu (82 miles). Mount Etna is reachable in just over 2 hours. Both Catania or Palermo airports are feasible to arrive into, so you can seek out the best deal!

Attractions and places to visit:

Cefalù is a coastal city located approximately an hour and a half drive away where you can visit its 12th century Norman Cathedral famous for its elaborate Byzantine mosaics and soaring towers and the Mandralisca museum which is home to archaeological exhibits and a picture gallery with a portrait of Antonello da Messina.

Mount Etna is Europe’s tallest active volcano with trails leading to the summit, is a “must see” when visiting Sicily. It is near the hilltop town of Taormina, which is only an hour and 15 minutes drive from the Villa.

Taormina is known for Teatro Antico di Taormina - an ancient Greco-Roman theatre that is still used today. It is also home to gorgeous sandy beaches with a narrow stretch of sand connecting to Isola Bella, a tiny island and nature reserve.

Milazzo is the largest commune in the Metropolitan City after Messina, the prime location for setting foot on to one of the UNESCO world heritage sites, the Aeolian Islands. (the main port of departure for those heading to the Aeolian Islands) With several Hydrofoils (passenger only) leaving daily and throughout the year, crossings take between 45 Minutes to 3 hours depending on which Island you are heading for.

Tindari is a Greek-Roman archaeological site in Sicily, located only 40 minutes drive away. Tindari is home to the legend of The Black Madonna, art, culture, nature reserves, and fairytale landscapes.

Parco Jalari (Jalari Park Museum) is situated on the Peloritan Mountains just a 15-minute drive away from the villa. The park contains hundreds of sculptures and stone fountains as well as over 40 Artesian shops with the aim to recreate the atmosphere of the past.

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Local Amenities
Nearest Airport Catania Fontanarossa Airport

(155 km)

Nearest Airport Palermo Airport

(225 km)

Nearest Village Castroreale

(2 km)

Nearest Town/City Barcellona pozzo di Gotto

(11 km)

Nearest Bar/Pub Cafe and restaurant

(1.5 km)

Nearest Shop Shops

(2 km)

Nearest Beach Tonnarella Beach

(19 km)

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

Kids Activities Close-by

  • Beach Nearby
  • Walk to Restaurant
  • Outdoor Pursuit & Activities
  • Tourist Towns & Villages
  • Historical Sites

Onsite Facilities

  • Heated Pool
  • Indoor Games

Extras

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 transfers
- Babysitting/childcare services

Extras available at this property (payable locally):

- Daily housekeeping

Simply fill in the concierge request form or contact the Oliver’s Concierge Team.

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 fulfill your requests!


Oliver's Travels Chef Service: A Gourmet Dining Experience
Make hosting a memorable dinner party at your villa an absolute breeze with our superb Chef Service. Our chefs will take care of everything for you from start to finish so you can just sit back and enjoy the gastronomic experience. They will bring all the necessary ingredients, cook and serve the food and even clean up afterwards. To find out more visit www.oliverstravels.com/chefs

Terms & Conditions

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

Security deposit 2022: €150 payable in cash, upon arrival. 2023: €200 payable in cash, upon arrival.
Arrival time 4 pm
Departure time 10 am
Energy costs included? Included in the rental price
Linen & towels included? Linen & towels included in the rental price
Pets welcome? On request only and with prior agreement with the owner.
End of stay cleaning included? Included in the rental price
Smoking Allowed? No smoking inside the villa
Insurance It is recommended that all guests take out insurance to cover against potential cancellation and any accidental damage caused during your stay at the property
Minimum stay 7 nights from beginning-May to beginning October. 4 nights during all other periods.
Heating costs included? Included in the rental price
Pool heating charge? 2022: Extra €249 per week. 2023: Extra £250 per week.
Changeover day Saturday in July and August. Flexible during all other periods.

Rental Rates

Prices based on an occupancy of 10 people:

Rental period 4 Nights 5 Nights Weekly
May 26th 2024 - Jun 1st 2024 - - £2,332
Jun 1st 2024 - Jul 1st 2024 - - £2,850
Jul 1st 2024 - Aug 1st 2024 - - £3,627
Aug 1st 2024 - Sep 1st 2024 - - £4,016
Sep 1st 2024 - Oct 1st 2024 - - £2,332
Oct 1st 2024 - Mar 31st 2025 £1,185 £1,481 £2,073
Mar 31st 2025 - Apr 30th 2025 £1,185 £1,481 £2,073
Apr 30th 2025 - May 31st 2025 - - £2,332
May 31st 2025 - Jun 30th 2025 - - £2,850
Jun 30th 2025 - Jul 31st 2025 - - £3,627
Jul 31st 2025 - Aug 31st 2025 - - £4,016
Aug 31st 2025 - Sep 30th 2025 - - £2,332
Sep 30th 2025 - Nov 27th 2025 £1,185 £1,481 £2,073

Prices based on an occupancy of 10 people:

Rental period 4 Nights 5 Nights Weekly
May 26th 2024 - Jun 1st 2024 - - €2,547
Jun 1st 2024 - Jul 1st 2024 - - €3,112
Jul 1st 2024 - Aug 1st 2024 - - €3,961
Aug 1st 2024 - Sep 1st 2024 - - €4,385
Sep 1st 2024 - Oct 1st 2024 - - €2,547
Oct 1st 2024 - Mar 31st 2025 €1,294 €1,617 €2,264
Mar 31st 2025 - Apr 30th 2025 €1,294 €1,617 €2,264
Apr 30th 2025 - May 31st 2025 - - €2,547
May 31st 2025 - Jun 30th 2025 - - €3,112
Jun 30th 2025 - Jul 31st 2025 - - €3,961
Jul 31st 2025 - Aug 31st 2025 - - €4,385
Aug 31st 2025 - Sep 30th 2025 - - €2,547
Sep 30th 2025 - Nov 27th 2025 €1,294 €1,617 €2,264

Prices based on an occupancy of 10 people:

Rental period 4 Nights 5 Nights Weekly
May 26th 2024 - Jun 1st 2024 - - $2,764
Jun 1st 2024 - Jul 1st 2024 - - $3,378
Jul 1st 2024 - Aug 1st 2024 - - $4,299
Aug 1st 2024 - Sep 1st 2024 - - $4,760
Sep 1st 2024 - Oct 1st 2024 - - $2,764
Oct 1st 2024 - Mar 31st 2025 $1,404 $1,755 $2,457
Mar 31st 2025 - Apr 30th 2025 $1,404 $1,755 $2,457
Apr 30th 2025 - May 31st 2025 - - $2,764
May 31st 2025 - Jun 30th 2025 - - $3,378
Jun 30th 2025 - Jul 31st 2025 - - $4,299
Jul 31st 2025 - Aug 31st 2025 - - $4,760
Aug 31st 2025 - Sep 30th 2025 - - $2,764
Sep 30th 2025 - Nov 27th 2025 $1,404 $1,755 $2,457

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

  • Great villa

    on 17/08/2023

    Great villa, lovely pool, amazing views and a great host. Loved the 15 mins walk into Castroreale for restaurants and shops.

  • Perfect villa holiday

    on 11/08/2023

    We stayed here for a week in late July 2023, with a heatwave hitting this part of the world.

    The villa was cool and the brilliant pool a godsend.

    c15 minutes walk (down and up) gets you to Castroreale with a few places to eat, all were good. The host was attentive and made reservations for us along the way.

    Easy day trip to Milazzo for a boat trip out to the Aeolian islands made for a good alternative to our time at the villa.

    We had a perfect week, many thanks to the owner and his family for ensuring everything went so well.

  • Relaxing and modern villa with amazing pool and views!

    on 01/06/2022

    We stayed here for a very relaxing week - the villa is hidden away and quiet, and isn’t in a super touristy area, which we loved. The villa itself is great (actually the current photos don’t do it justice, it’s even better now!), with comfortable beds, a hot tub, and a large living room and kitchen. The best part is outside: a good sized pool with a wonderful view. It was a highlight to swim most days, watching sunsets over the sea. The nearby village of Castroreale is very picturesque, with a couple of restaurants (we really enjoyed the pizza place, Castropub) and small shops (which sold decent €2 wine!). To top it off, the host Marco was super helpful, responded to our requests, ordered us pizza and even organised a very late check in after a delayed flight. We would 100% recommend if you’re looking for a chilled break away in the Sicilian sun!

  • Beautiful villa with amazing views

    on 02/08/2020

    The Villa is beautifully located with an amazing view. The villa itself is very comfortable with everything built and maintained with a high quality. There is a lot of attention to detail. The town of Castroreale is a hidden gem. Very beautiful, clean and with a good atmosphere. The villa is close to Milazzo, where you can take the ferry to the Aeolian Islands (which we did and can highly recommend).

  • Lovely villa in a unique location!

    on 07/10/2019

    The charming villa enjoys a spectacular and quiet location in the hills, along beautiful mountain roads. The sunny and very cozy pool area offers great mountain and sea views. In the evenings we got to admire the incredibly beautiful sunset as well as enjoy the gentle temperature of the garden with dinner. Casa Artemisia is a very clean, well equipped and well maintained villa with quality bathrooms and all necessary appliances. The tourist congestion is far away and the atmosphere is wonderfully authentic. Our family had the perfect holiday under the Sicilian sun and we enjoyed the villa perfectly. Owner Marco was very friendly and answered all our inquiries efficiently. The Giuseppe and Santina who received us at the villa were really nice and we had the pleasure of getting to know them. A strong recommendation for this great accommodation and its unique natural location close to the historic village of Castroreale!

  • Wonderful villa with views you cannot take your eyes off!

    on 28/07/2019

    The villa itself has all the mod cons you might expect - and a large pool for refreshing dips during the heat of the Sicilian sunshine. But the star of the show is the location and view. The views are truly far reaching, stretching to distant hills and mountains - down to valleys - and across to the Tyrrhenian Sea and the Aeolian Islands beyond. My camera is now full of photos of the beautiful sunsets - with glorious colours as the sun sank over the sea. Nearby to the villa is the pretty hilltop village of Castroreale with a couple of bars and restaurants - and mini markets for the bare essentials. The nearest large supermarkets are around a 20-25 minute drive down the mountain roads. Initially the approach roads seemed a challenge - but we soon learned to enjoy the hairpin bends and numerous gear changes - great fun :-) Lastly we have to thank Marco, the owner and booking manager - who handled our questions and was a great source of information about the villa and local area.

  • Lovely hillside location with fabulous views

    on 29/09/2018

    The villa is set in the hills above Castroreale with fabulous views across the valley out to the mountains and sea - it is a well equipped villa with plenty of space inside and out for our growing family of five including two teenagers. We loved exploring the area and the caretaker was really helpful and attentive. Would definitely recommend to others!

  • Nice and calm place with a stunning view

    on 06/08/2017

    Very nice house with all you need. Fantastic swimming pool, stunning views, nice surroundings and a very good service. We loved it and would recommend it to anyone who is looking for a nice, clean and calm place to stay for the vacation.

  • Beautiful views and location

    on 31/07/2017

    We are a family of 6, with four children aged 13,12,10 and 6. The children enjoyed using the pool every day, and it was a spacious, well-equipped villa. The spectacular views felt very luxurious and all for a very reasonable rental price. Lots of interesting places nearby to visit or else relax every day!

  • Beautiful villa with swimming pool and stunning view

    on 15/05/2017

    We had a wonderful time at this gorgeous villa. It's exactly like the photos. It's got everything you need. Including a beautiful swimming pool and the beautiful view and sunsets.

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