Villa Ametista

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Sleeps: 3 Bedrooms: 2 Bathrooms: 3

Overview

Hot Tub Walk to Beach Walk to Village

With breathtaking views of the beautiful bay of Isola Bella and the charming town of Taormina, you will be hard-pressed to find a villa in as spectacular a location as Villa Ametista. Azure water and glorious beaches await during your stay in this glistening corner of Sicily. 

Once an old tower, this villa has been converted into a gorgeous home spanning three floors and sleeping up to three guests in two lovely bedrooms. The open plan living/dining room with kitchenette is bright and modern with doors leading out onto a little balcony. Enjoy your morning coffee here while you watch the bay come to life. 

The most dazzling feature of this villa is undoubtedly its large terrace, which can be found on the third floor. Boasting a panoramic outlook of the sea and the beaches of Taormina, there is no better place to spend your day. Soak in the stunning scenery from a sun lounger, moving between the sun and shade offered by the retractable clover. In the evenings watch dusk fall as you dine al-fresco and relax in the luxurious heated jacuzzi.

Taormina can be reached on foot in just 20 minutes. It’s home to some wonderful restaurants and a pretty central piazza as well as a striking Greek amphitheatre. The town’s two beaches, Isola Bella and Mazzarò, have clear water making them ideal for swimming.

The beach at Giardini Naxos is just a 10-minute drive from the villa and is equally as attractive, with golden sand, cobalt water and a promenade lined with bars and restaurants. 

Mount Etna is just over an hour’s drive while a 50-minute car journey takes you to Catania and its historic, UNESCO-listed centre. An ancient port city, it enjoys a vibrant atmosphere and contests some of the best street markets in Sicily. 

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What you should know…

  • Due to its many levels and open staircases, please note that this villa is not suitable for young children(under 12 years old)
  • Please note the double bedroom is on a mezzanine level overlooking the living-dining area, via a steep spiral staircase
  • While there is no private parking, parking along the road can usually be found easily
  • 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
  • Please note that your booking will only be confirmed once we have checked availability with the owner or their property manager 
  • Please note that the use of any external caterers and/or contractors is not permitted

Property Features

Wi-Fi/Internet Air-Con Hot Tub Safety Deposit Box Hairdryer Satellite TV

Tourist License Number: 19083097C205127

Villa Interior (80m2)

First Floor
- Open-plan living/dining room with arm chairs, table and chairs to seat 4 guests and doors leading to balcony with table and chairs to seat 2 guests
- Kitchenette with 2 x fridges, freezer, hob, microwave, toaster and espresso machine 
- Bedroom with single bed 
- Bathroom with shower and WC

Second Floor (in the loft, via spiral staircase)
- Mezzanine bedroom with double bed
- Bathroom with shower and WC

Third Floor
- Bathroom with shower and WC
- Terrace with outdoor jacuzzi

Outside Grounds (40m2)

- Large terrace with retractable cover and panoramic views
- Jacuzzi heated to 26 degrees approximately (1.5m x 1.5m, depth 1.6m)
- Al-fresco dining table and chairs to seat 4 guests
- Sun loungers and comfy chairs
- Outdoor tap

Facilities

- WiFi
- Air-conditioning (3 units)
- Satellite TV
- Home sound system
- Washing machine and dryer
- Iron
- Hairdryer
- Safe
- Mosquito repellents x 2

Location

About the surrounding area of Villa Ametista
Walk to Beach Walk to Village Walk to Restaurant Watersports Sailing Canoeing/Kayaking Walking/Hiking Paths Tennis Nearby Fishing Outstanding Landscapes Outdoor Pursuit & Activities Tourist Towns & Villages Historical Sites Scuba Diving Boat Trips
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Villa Ametista enjoys an envious location on the cliffside of one of Sicily’s most trendy summer towns. Taormina attracts both tourists and locals alike thanks to its medieval buildings, magnificent views and great quality cuisine. The villa is on the road leading from the sea to Taormina and stepping outside your front door takes you to a restaurant and a viewpoint for taking photos in just a few metres.

A 20-minute walk up the hill takes you to the old town centre. Explore the winding streets, pausing for an ice cream as you make your way up to the main square, Piazza IX Aprile. Among the many significant sites the town boasts, Teatro Antico is perhaps the most spectacular. Learn about the history of this ancient Greek amphitheatre or time your visit to coincide with a concert for an unforgettable experience. The public gardens, Duomo and Corvaja Palace are also not to be missed. 

There are two pebbly beaches in Taormina. The nearest one is Isola Bella while Mazzarò is just a little further away, on the other side of the island of Isola Bella, known as the ‘Pearl of the Ionian Sea’ for its beauty. Both beaches are sheltered with idyllic water and sun loungers and umbrellas available to hire in summer. Mazzarò even connects to the old town via a scenic cable car. 

Other beaches within close proximity include Spisone and Mazzeo. A summer beach club and restaurant can be found at Spisone, which is just a 5-minute drive from the villa and usually a little quieter than Taormina’s popular beaches. 

Mazzeo also enjoys a calmer atmosphere than some of its neighbours and can be reached by car in 10 minutes. A number of restaurants, bars and ice cream parlours line the long stretch of sandy/pebbly beach here.

Various different watersport activities are available to try out at Giardini Naxos, including sailing, snorkelling and diving. The resort town is just a 10-minute drive away and as well as the beach it boasts a fascinating archaeological park and a museum.

Head further inland and discover some of Sicily’s areas of outstanding natural beauty, including the imposing Mount Etna. Tours of the active volcano depart from Taormina and Catania and provide an awe-inspiring day trip. The Gorges of Alcantara are just 30km away and the rocky canyons, piercing blue water and black lava walls make them a must-see attraction.

The ancient port city of Catania has a rich historic and cultural heritage, so much so that it’s centre is a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Its baroque architecture can be best seen in the Palazzo Biscari, while the Monastery San Benedetto has become one of the symbols of the city, which is just 50 minutes away. No visit here is complete without taking in the renowned fish markets which are among the most celebrated and animated on the island!

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Local Amenities
Nearest Airport Catania

(65km)

Nearest Train Station Taormina

(2km)

Nearest Town Taormina

(2km)

Nearest Restaurant 50m
Nearest Shop Taormina

(2km)

Nearest Bar/Pub Taormina

(2km)

Nearest Beach Isola Bella

(1km)

Nearest Tennis Taormina

(2km)

Nearest City Catania

(50km)

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

The beaches at Mazzeo and Spisone are ideal for families while Taormina’s two beaches offer sheltered bays with calm, clear water that kids will love splashing about in. Older children may even wish to try scuba diving at the dive centre here. 

The sandier stretch of beach at Giardini Naxos is great fun for playing and building sandcastles. There are a range of amenities and lots of family-friendly restaurants as well as a variety of different watersport activities on offer, including sailing and snorkelling. Hiring a boat is an entertaining way of seeing more of the coastline. 

The public gardens in Taormina are a good place to run around in and also provide shady spots for cooling down and picnicking. The ruins of the town’s Greek amphitheatre are sure to capture the imagination of younger visitors. 

Tours of Mount Etna are available from Taormina and Catania and include those specifically aimed at families with children. Taking part in one of these is an excellent way to learn more about the famous volcano. 

Kids Activities Close-by

  • Beach Nearby
  • Walk to Beach
  • Walk to Village
  • Walk to Restaurant
  • Watersports
  • Sailing
  • Canoeing/Kayaking
  • Tennis Nearby
  • Fishing
  • Outdoor Pursuit & Activities
  • Tourist Towns & Villages
  • Historical Sites

Extras

Oliver's Extras

  • Transfers 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
- Babysitting / childcare services

Extras available at this property (payable locally):

- Transfers

Please note that the use of any external caterers and/or contractors is not permitted.

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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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 €300 paid in cash to the owner upon arrival and refunded upon departure, subject to full inspection.
Arrival time 4.00 p.m. - 9.00 p.m. Late arrivals, if agreed, will be charged €30 (payable locally).
Departure time 08.00 a.m. - 10.00 a.m.
Energy costs included? Yes.
Heating costs included? Yes.
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.
Other Ts and Cs Please note that jacuzzi opening dates are subject to local weather conditions and pool maintenance requirements and that cooler months may not be suitable for swimming.
Changeover day Flexible.
Minimum stay 4 nights.
Pets welcome? Not allowed.
Smoking Allowed? Outside only.
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 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 the use of any external caterers and/or contractors is not permitted.
Other Ts and Cs Please note that children under 12 years old, are not allowed.

Rental Rates

Prices based on an occupancy of 3 people:

Rental period 4 Nights 5 Nights Weekly
Apr 13th 2024 - May 18th 2024 £1,661 £2,076 £2,626
May 18th 2024 - Jun 22nd 2024 £2,057 £2,571 £3,283
Jun 22nd 2024 - Jul 20th 2024 £2,325 £2,906 £3,677
Jul 20th 2024 - Aug 24th 2024 £2,482 £3,102 £3,939
Aug 24th 2024 - Aug 31st 2024 £2,292 £2,865 £3,677
Aug 31st 2024 - Sep 28th 2024 £2,068 £2,585 £3,283
Sep 28th 2024 - Dec 21st 2024 £1,655 £2,068 £2,626
Dec 21st 2024 - Jan 11th 2025 £2,068 £2,585 £3,283
Jan 11th 2025 - Mar 22nd 2025 £1,637 £2,047 £2,626
Mar 22nd 2025 - Apr 5th 2025 £2,068 £2,585 £3,283
Apr 5th 2025 - May 17th 2025 £1,661 £2,076 £2,626
May 17th 2025 - Jun 21st 2025 £2,057 £2,571 £3,283
Jun 21st 2025 - Jul 19th 2025 £2,325 £2,906 £3,677
Jul 19th 2025 - Aug 23rd 2025 £2,482 £3,102 £3,939
Aug 23rd 2025 - Aug 30th 2025 £2,292 £2,865 £3,677
Aug 30th 2025 - Sep 27th 2025 £2,068 £2,585 £3,283
Sep 27th 2025 - Oct 15th 2025 £1,655 £2,068 £2,626

Prices based on an occupancy of 3 people:

Rental period 4 Nights 5 Nights Weekly
Apr 13th 2024 - May 18th 2024 €1,803 €2,254 €2,852
May 18th 2024 - Jun 22nd 2024 €2,233 €2,791 €3,565
Jun 22nd 2024 - Jul 20th 2024 €2,524 €3,156 €3,993
Jul 20th 2024 - Aug 24th 2024 €2,695 €3,369 €4,278
Aug 24th 2024 - Aug 31st 2024 €2,489 €3,111 €3,993
Aug 31st 2024 - Sep 28th 2024 €2,246 €2,808 €3,565
Sep 28th 2024 - Dec 21st 2024 €1,797 €2,246 €2,852
Dec 21st 2024 - Jan 11th 2025 €2,246 €2,808 €3,565
Jan 11th 2025 - Mar 22nd 2025 €1,778 €2,222 €2,852
Mar 22nd 2025 - Apr 5th 2025 €2,246 €2,808 €3,565
Apr 5th 2025 - May 17th 2025 €1,803 €2,254 €2,852
May 17th 2025 - Jun 21st 2025 €2,233 €2,791 €3,565
Jun 21st 2025 - Jul 19th 2025 €2,524 €3,156 €3,993
Jul 19th 2025 - Aug 23rd 2025 €2,695 €3,369 €4,278
Aug 23rd 2025 - Aug 30th 2025 €2,489 €3,111 €3,993
Aug 30th 2025 - Sep 27th 2025 €2,246 €2,808 €3,565
Sep 27th 2025 - Oct 15th 2025 €1,797 €2,246 €2,852

Prices based on an occupancy of 3 people:

Rental period 4 Nights 5 Nights Weekly
Apr 13th 2024 - May 18th 2024 $1,922 $2,402 $3,040
May 18th 2024 - Jun 22nd 2024 $2,380 $2,975 $3,800
Jun 22nd 2024 - Jul 20th 2024 $2,690 $3,363 $4,255
Jul 20th 2024 - Aug 24th 2024 $2,873 $3,591 $4,559
Aug 24th 2024 - Aug 31st 2024 $2,653 $3,316 $4,255
Aug 31st 2024 - Sep 28th 2024 $2,394 $2,992 $3,800
Sep 28th 2024 - Dec 21st 2024 $1,915 $2,394 $3,040
Dec 21st 2024 - Jan 11th 2025 $2,394 $2,992 $3,800
Jan 11th 2025 - Mar 22nd 2025 $1,895 $2,369 $3,040
Mar 22nd 2025 - Apr 5th 2025 $2,394 $2,992 $3,800
Apr 5th 2025 - May 17th 2025 $1,922 $2,402 $3,040
May 17th 2025 - Jun 21st 2025 $2,380 $2,975 $3,800
Jun 21st 2025 - Jul 19th 2025 $2,690 $3,363 $4,255
Jul 19th 2025 - Aug 23rd 2025 $2,873 $3,591 $4,559
Aug 23rd 2025 - Aug 30th 2025 $2,653 $3,316 $4,255
Aug 30th 2025 - Sep 27th 2025 $2,394 $2,992 $3,800
Sep 27th 2025 - Oct 15th 2025 $1,915 $2,394 $3,040

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

    on 22/06/2023

    The property manager has been very helpful. Beautiful villa.

  • Amazing views and great service!

    on 02/11/2022

    The host was fantastic. The place was amazing with great views! We really enjoyed our stay and would stay again.

  • Wonderful!

    on 16/10/2021

    Thank you so much for wonderful days. The wonderful house with the wonderful view. And: Taormina is a beautiful little town. Thanks!

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