Villa Illuminata

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Sleeps: 14 Bedrooms: 7 Bathrooms: 8

Overview

Pool Ideal for Kids Walk to Beach Walk to Village

Imagine waking up to the smell of coffee drifting up the stairs, the sound of the waves crashing on the beach below and the soft sea breeze brushing in the open windows. That is what every morning can be like at Villa Illuminata. Guests can live the life of luxury at Villa Illuminata, a seaside villa that has breathtaking views over Taormina Bay. 

Accommodating up to 14 guests, the villa has seven bedrooms across multiple floors. As with the rest of the house, the bedrooms are all spacious and airy and many of the bedrooms have large glass sliding doors that open to private balconies. Many of the rooms also have en-suites, with crisp marble finishings creating a modern bathroom. It’s the little touches that make it feel like a home away from home, like the ornate mirrors and art that adorns the walls. 

Guests can spend time together in the open plan living and dining areas, which also boast floor to ceiling windows and doors so you can enjoy the sea vista wherever you are. Open the doors wide and let the sea breeze sneak in. Settle in for movie night in the main living area on the cosy couches that can seat everyone. Or, if you are looking for a little solitude, sneak off to the solo couch on the other side of the living space that has prime vista of the sea. 

Feasts can be prepared in the kitchen that has everything you could need and want, including a breakfast bar for your morning coffees. Meals can be savoured on the large dining table that can seat up to 14 guests.

Of course, with such a spectacular vista you will want to spend as much time as possible outdoors. Whether you are relaxing in the private saltwater pool, which can be heated on request, or relaxing poolside on a sun lounger looking out over the sea you’ll feel as though you are at a five-star resort. 

Meals can be enjoyed alfresco on the dining table situated front and centre outside, looking right over the glistening ocean.

The villa sits on the edge of Letojanni, a renowned seaside resort that offers a stunning sandy beach as well as delicious restaurants and bars. There is also a delicatessen and shops close by. The hilltop town of Taormina is just a short drive away and is a charming spot with a rich heritage that can be felt as you explore the alleys and sites. It also has upmarket boutiques, cafes, restaurants and clubs. 

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What you should know…

  • This villa is spread over multiple levels

Property Features

Private Pool Heated Pool Internet Air-Con BBQ Ground Floor Bed & Bath Satellite TV Heating

Villa Interior (500m²)

 Ground Floor

- Large open plan living area, dining area and well-equipped kitchen (freezer, dishwasher, gas oven, gas and electric burners, three fridges, toaster and microwave
- Guest bathrooom
- Three double bedrooms with en-suite shower

First Floor

- One double bedroom with king-size bed and en-suite shower
- One double bedroom with en-suite shower

Lower Floor

- Two double bedrooms with en-suite shower rooms

Exterior (2000m²)

- Outdoor kitchen and dining area
- Private heated swimming pool with salt water (depth: 18x4.5m / depth: 1.4m), open all year
- Sun loungers and umbrellas
- Terrace
- Barbecue
- Poolside shower

Facilities

- Wi-Fi
- Heating
- Air conditioning
- Satellite TV
- Washing machine and dryer
- Iron
- Safe
- Elecric mosquito repellents

Location

About the surrounding area of Villa Illuminata
Walk to Beach Walk to Village Walk to Restaurant Watersports Golf Nearby Tennis Nearby Horse Riding Fishing Outdoor Pursuit & Activities Tourist Towns & Villages Historical Sites
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Villa Illuminata is situated on the edge of Letojanni, a renowned seaside resort and fisherman village. Boasting many beautiful palazzos (castles) as well as a beautiful church that has work dating back to the 18th century, you can get a taste of the real Sicily on your doorstep. Here guests will also find delicious dining options, relaxing bars and the odd amenities such as a delicatessen and shops. Of course, there is also a stunning sandy beach where you can spend your days and evenings. 

Just a short drive away is Taormina. This charming hilltop town is known for the Teatro Antico di Taormina, an ancient Greco-Roman theatre that is still used today. Dramatic cliffs drop to sandy beaches and make for breathtaking natural scenery, this really is an area worth exploring. Enjoy these sites and take in the rich history by wandering the alleyways and revelling in the architecture and monuments. It also has upmarket boutiques, cafes, restaurants and clubs, and keen shoppers should head to Corso Umberto. 

The villa is also a short drive from Catania (78km), the second largest metropolitan city of Sicily (the largest, Palermo, is 270km away). It’s a must-visit place for food-lovers, as authentic restaurants line the lanes and offer tantalising meals. The city has a unique backdrop of Mount Etna, an active volcano that is perfect for adventurous travellers, whether you join a hike or explore the natural landscape in a 4-wheel drive. 

The villa is also just over an hours drive away from other stunning spots in Sicily: Syracuse (120km) and Ragusa (160km). 

Local Amenities
Nearest Airport Catania

(70km )

Nearest Airport 2 Comiso

(145km)

Nearest Train Station Taormina

(5km)

Nearest Town/City Taormina

(10km)

Nearest Village Letojanni

(3km)

Nearest Restaurant

(3km)

Nearest Supermarket

(3km)

Nearest Bar/Pub

(2.5km)

Nearest Tennis

(3km)

Nearest Beach

(2.5km)

Nearest Golf

(40km)

Region

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.

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Kids

Best Suited For: All Ages
Ideal for Babies & Toddlers Ideal for Kids Ideal for Teens

The Ionian Riviera is a great place for a family vacation because there’s something for everyone, whether you’re travelling with water-babies, adrenaline seekers or history-buffs, everyone will find something to do. 

Of course, the beach is a must and the closest waters offer safe swimming in crystal clear water. Don’t forget the bucket and spade to see who can build the best sandcastle. 

Kids will love the Greek-Roman theatre in Taormina, as well as the Naumachie (Greek ruins).

As a big city, Catania has plenty of museums, shops and theatres as well as exciting outdoor activities - what child wouldn’t want to explore a volcano? Mount Etna has trips and excursions for all ages and abilities. 

Take kids out for the perfect day trip to Adventure Etna Park, a park, garden and amusement park that is sure to entertain (38km). 

Baby and Toddler Equipment

  • Cot(s)
  • High Chair(s)

Kids Activities Close-by

  • Beach Nearby
  • Walk to Beach
  • Walk to Village
  • Walk to Restaurant
  • Watersports
  • Tennis Nearby
  • Horse Riding
  • Fishing
  • Outdoor Pursuit & Activities
  • Tourist Towns & Villages
  • Historical Sites

Onsite Facilities

  • Heated Pool

Services Available

  • Chef/Cook Available

Extras

Oliver's Extras

  • Transfers Available
  • Chef/Cook 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 transfers
- Babysitting/childcare services

Extras available at this property (payable locally):

- Chef
- Shopping service
- Transfers
- Boat rental

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

Please note that all services are subject to availability and must be requested in advance and that due to some rural/remote locations, not all services will be available at all properties. Prices are on request. We will always do our best to fulfill 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 €2000 paid in cash to the owner upon arrival and refunded upon departure, subject to full inspection.
Arrival time 4.00-9.00 p.m. (late arrivals on request only).
Departure time 8.00-10.00 a.m.
Linen & towels included? Linen, bath and pool towels included in the price.
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.
Minimum stay 7 nights.
Changeover day Saturday.
Energy costs included? Yes, up to 600 kWh per week. Any extra consumption will be charged at €0.40 per kWh, payable locally.
Pets welcome? No.
Smoking Allowed? Outside only.
Internet access? Wi-Fi included in the rental price.
Tax Italian Visitors Tax payable locally (typically costs approximately between €1-€3 per adult per night- please enquire if exact amount is required).
Insurance Guests are required to be in possession of a valid insurance policy, which covers them for cancellations, personal belongings, public liability and any accidental damage caused during their stay.
Other Ts and Cs Weddings, stag/hen parties and any special events are on request only and subject to prior arrangement with the owner and additional charges.
Pool heating charge? Yes, within weekly electricity consumption limit. Please note that like all heated pools, pool heating and water temperature are reliant on weather and outside temperatures.

Rental Rates

Prices based on an occupancy of 14 people:

Rental period Weekly
Oct 14th 2019 - May 23rd 2020 £11,586
May 23rd 2020 - Jun 27th 2020 £14,482
Jun 27th 2020 - Jul 25th 2020 £18,827
Jul 25th 2020 - Aug 22nd 2020 £21,723
Aug 22nd 2020 - Aug 29th 2020 £18,827
Aug 29th 2020 - Sep 26th 2020 £14,482
Sep 26th 2020 - Apr 16th 2021 £11,586

Prices based on an occupancy of 14 people:

Rental period Weekly
Oct 14th 2019 - May 23rd 2020 €12,674
May 23rd 2020 - Jun 27th 2020 €15,843
Jun 27th 2020 - Jul 25th 2020 €20,595
Jul 25th 2020 - Aug 22nd 2020 €23,764
Aug 22nd 2020 - Aug 29th 2020 €20,595
Aug 29th 2020 - Sep 26th 2020 €15,843
Sep 26th 2020 - Apr 16th 2021 €12,674

Prices based on an occupancy of 14 people:

Rental period Weekly
Oct 14th 2019 - May 23rd 2020 $13,977
May 23rd 2020 - Jun 27th 2020 $17,471
Jun 27th 2020 - Jul 25th 2020 $22,712
Jul 25th 2020 - Aug 22nd 2020 $26,206
Aug 22nd 2020 - Aug 29th 2020 $22,712
Aug 29th 2020 - Sep 26th 2020 $17,471
Sep 26th 2020 - Apr 16th 2021 $13,977

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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