Villa Da Simeto
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What Oliver loves…
- Outdoor spaces are unparalleled; offering breezy shade against a woodland backdrop, an array of layered terraces for al fresco dining, a dazzling poolside, flowering plants and dappled lawns, set within a private estate
- Simple, yet elegant interiors, faithful to the local style
- Rustic location within a secluded haven, whilst just a short distance to local amenities
Villa Da Simento is a vibrant, traditional Sicilian villa, offering a rustic idyll away from the bustle of the crowds within fragrant, private grounds. Set within a tranquil nook with its drive, behind elegant, wrought-iron gates, this mustard toned home with its sloping roofs imbibes the local style.
An imperial styled, rather regal open plan living and dining space offer chic, whitewashed interiors accented with bright crimsons and opulent touches; glittering chandelier and ornate ornamentation. Guests will note the beautiful, large windows and abundance of natural light, in this comfortable, yet luxurious, space - finished with gilded oil paintings and polished timber furniture.
These well proportioned, bright spaces, are brimming with character, local charm and artefacts while not being cluttered or fussy. Antiques and lavish decorative touches are offset by the neutral palette and sleek, polished floors. There is a sumptuous, farmhouse style kitchen, offering a traditional touch along with all contemporary fittings; a separate dining “salon” adorned with lavish, salmon-toned chaise longue and porcelain lamps, crystal tableware and oil paintings.
The bedrooms are tranquil, minimal and offer unparalleled peace; one twin bedroom with accents of fresh lemon yellow, and two doubles - simple, chic rooms with ornate touches and a nod to the local style; each has its bathroom. Six guests will enjoy a restorative nights sleep in these restful spaces.
A glorious private pool glistens within its terrace, offering ample space for lounging or reclining with a good book and a cold beer, while the verdant shade of the trees rustles in the background — the backdrop of luscious olive trees and woodland creating a shady antidote to the dazzling pool-side sun deck.
Set on the hillside, guests will also soak in the specular views from the upper terrace, overlooking the rugged, rustic scenery; there is ample space with elegant parasol and dining furniture for leisurely meals al fresco. Imagine sitting back with morning coffee and fresh pastries after a refreshing morning swim; or a glass of local wine in the evening as the sun sets over the rolling hillside, amid terracotta potted flowering plants.
Villa Da Simento is a rustic, charming idyll, a haven of luscious original charm set in a woodland location within its own very private and secluded grounds - guests will delight in this little slice of unspoilt Sicily, within a characterful and indulgently traditional set-up!
What you should know…
- A car is recommended; this region is rich with history, mountains, hill walks, well heeled towns to visit and local culture
- Smaller children will need to be monitored by the pool area, whilst the gardens are very safe and secure
- Traditional interiors with antique and ornate touches, rather than a minimal, hotel feel
Villa Da Simeto can sleep up to 6 people with 3 bedrooms and 3 bathrooms
- Living room and dining room overlooking the terrace
- Fully equipped kitchen
- Two double rooms with private bathroom
- Twin bedroom
- Heated swimming pool carved into the rock
- Solarium equipped with deckchairs and umbrellas
- Play area with rubber floor
- Secure car park
Set within the Eastern part of the island, Villa da Simento is in the foothills of the world famous Mount Etna - the oldest recorded active volcano in the world. Nestled just outside Catania (which is where the nearest airport is), this home benefits from the best of a rural location with proximity to a buzzing city.
Catania is an ancient port city on the coast. The city is dripping with history and cultural interest; the wide central square, Piazza del Duomo, features the whimsical Fontana dell’Elefante statue and richly decorated Catania Cathedral.
The Palazzo Biscari represents a beautiful example of Catanese baroque architecture and contains a large archaeological collection. History buffs will be impressed by the rococo style interiors, stylish decorations and sophisticated crystal chandeliers.
Whether it be Benedictine monasteries, the vivacious fish market which is one of the most emblematic sites of the city, or the kiosks of Catania, this historical city is brimming with cultural interest, bustling local life and opulent historical buildings.
The thermal baths and spas are at the foot of Etna, while the famous “Kiosks of Catania” are a hub of local life, dating back to the 1800’s; the most famous of which are in Piazza Umberto, a stone’s throw from the fero o’lune, the market of Catania.
Catania Fontanarossa Airport
Restaurant & cafe
Sicily is a picturesque and serene island, that somehow also seems to be full of drama. Choose your own adventure from your luxury villa in Sicily; whether you’re all about exploring history, food and drink or want to spend your time soaking up the sun. Mount Etna dominates the landscape, it’s active presence providing forests, mountainsides and cold lava streams to explore. The cities are bustling with activity in the form of markets, theatres and great shopping – all in the shelter of beautiful ancient streets. Learn more about the type of holiday in Sicily you’d like to experience with our handy travel guide – packed with tips, inspiration and things to add to your holiday to-do list.
Children of all ages will delight in the wonderful Villa da Simento and its luscious, verdant surroundings, while parents will relax in the knowledge that this home is safely enclosed within its gated estate.
The grounds offer layers of terraces for meals outside which will be a great novelty for youngsters, and the mysterious overgrowth, lawns and brightly blossoming plants framing dappled lawns will provide hours of games and exploration. The pool glistens, ready for hours of splashy fun, and when the heat of the day gets too much the tranquil, cool interiors are ideal for a siesta.
This home is fully executed with family living in mind and offers all the expected comforts.
Sicily offers great opportunities for family travellers to immerse themselves in the local culture. A trip up Mount Etna itself is an excellent activity for children, and for younger members of the group, a cable car is a wonderful adventure.
Etna Land is a theme park, water park and dinosaur park all rolled into one. It has a suspended cableway, laser shows and rides such as the crocodile rapids.
One of Sicily’s strongest cultural traditions is the puppet theatre, while Sicily is also known for its castles - there are hundreds of them all over the island.
Children will be welcome all over Sicily, in the piazzas at night or in restaurants - the culture is oriented around the family and attractions are geared up to the needs of children.
Kids Activities Close-by
- Walk to Village
- Walk to Restaurant
- <1hr to Airport
- Outdoor Pursuit & Activities
- Tourist Towns & Villages
- Historical Sites
- Heated Pool
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
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 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
These terms and conditions may be amended from time to time.
|Security deposit||€1000 payable on arrival (the amount of the damage deposit refunded will include deduction of any amount relating to expenses for energy/water consumption, repair of any damage caused)|
|Arrival time||4 pm to 8 pm|
|Departure time||10 am|
|Energy costs included?||Included up to 20 kwh per day (for extra electricity €0,20 per kWh)|
|Linen & towels included?||Linen & towels included in the rental price|
|Pets welcome?||Pets not allowed|
|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|
|Heating costs included?||Not included in the rental price (winter season €15 per day)|
|Pool heating charge?||Pool heating (on request) €100 per day|
|Internet access?||Wi-Fi included in the rental price|
|Other Ts and Cs||Water is included up to 1 cubic meter per day (€10 per extra cubic meter)|
Prices based on an occupancy of 6 people:
|Sep 23rd 2019 - Oct 1st 2019||£2,329|
|Oct 1st 2019 - May 24th 2020||£1,905|
|May 24th 2020 - Jun 29th 2020||£2,329|
|Jun 29th 2020 - Aug 29th 2020||£2,842|
|Aug 29th 2020 - Sep 29th 2020||£2,329|
|Sep 29th 2020 - Mar 26th 2021||£1,905|
Prices based on an occupancy of 6 people:
|Sep 23rd 2019 - Oct 1st 2019||€2,524|
|Oct 1st 2019 - May 24th 2020||€2,064|
|May 24th 2020 - Jun 29th 2020||€2,524|
|Jun 29th 2020 - Aug 29th 2020||€3,081|
|Aug 29th 2020 - Sep 29th 2020||€2,524|
|Sep 29th 2020 - Mar 26th 2021||€2,064|
Prices based on an occupancy of 6 people:
|Sep 23rd 2019 - Oct 1st 2019||$2,781|
|Oct 1st 2019 - May 24th 2020||$2,274|
|May 24th 2020 - Jun 29th 2020||$2,781|
|Jun 29th 2020 - Aug 29th 2020||$3,394|
|Aug 29th 2020 - Sep 29th 2020||$2,781|
|Sep 29th 2020 - Mar 26th 2021||$2,274|
Please note that prices may not be 100% accurate for dates outside of the current calendar year. For an accurate quote, please enquire.
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