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What Oliver loves…
- This stunning sea vista is unforgettable and a dreamy backdrop for your vacation
- This modern villa has everything you could ever want
- Taormina’s exciting centre is just minutes away
- The cliffside villa has complete privacy
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 solar-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 sea.
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.
What you should know…
- The final leg of access road to the villa is up a steep track - we suggest hiring a sturdy car during your stay.
- This villa is spread over multiple levels so it may not be suitable for guests with mobility issues.
- 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.
Villa Interior (500m²)
- Large open plan living area, dining area and well-equipped kitchen (freezer, dishwasher, gas oven, gas and electric burners, three fridges, toaster, microwave, kettles, mixer, espresso machine and ice machine
- Guest bathroom
- Three double bedrooms with en-suite shower
- One double bedroom with king-size bed and en-suite shower
- One double bedroom with en-suite shower
- Two double bedrooms with en-suite shower rooms
Outside Grounds (2000m²)
- Outdoor kitchen and dining area
- Private saltwater swimming pool (18m x 4.5m, depth: 1.4m) with solar-heating (on request), open all year
- Sun loungers and parasols
- Poolside shower
- Air conditioning (10 units)
- Satellite TV
- Washing machine and dryer
- Electric mosquito repellents
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).
|Nearest Airport 2||
|Nearest Train Station||
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.
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
- High Chair(s)
Kids Activities Close-by
- Beach Nearby
- Walk to Beach
- Walk to Village
- Walk to Restaurant
- Tennis Nearby
- Horse Riding
- Outdoor Pursuit & Activities
- Tourist Towns & Villages
- Historical Sites
- Heated Pool
- Chef/Cook Available
- 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):
- Shopping service
- Boat rental
Simply fill in the concierge request form or contact the Oliver’s Concierge Team.
Please note that the use of any external caterers and/or contractors is not permitted.
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!
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
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||4pm - 9pm (late arrivals on request only).|
|Departure time||8am - 10am|
|Linen & towels included?||Yes, including mid-week towel change.|
|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. All other durations on request.|
|Changeover day||Saturday from end-June to beginning-September. Flexible during all other periods.|
|Energy costs included?||Yes.|
|Pets welcome?||Not allowed.|
|Smoking Allowed?||Outside only.|
|Internet access?||Wi-Fi internet access included.|
|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, personal 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, the pool can be solar-heated on request, payable locally. Please note that like all heated pools, pool heating and water temperature are reliant on weather and outside temperatures.|
|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.|
|Heating costs included?||Yes.|
|Other Ts and Cs||Please note that the use of any external caterers and/or contractors is not permitted.|
Prices based on an occupancy of 14 people:
|Sep 25th 2022 - Oct 1st 2022||£18,219|
|Oct 1st 2022 - Dec 24th 2022||£14,906|
|Dec 24th 2022 - Jan 7th 2023||£18,219|
|Jan 7th 2023 - May 20th 2023||£16,412|
|May 20th 2023 - Jun 24th 2023||£20,025|
|Jun 24th 2023 - Jul 29th 2023||£25,521|
|Jul 29th 2023 - Aug 26th 2023||£29,134|
|Aug 26th 2023 - Sep 2nd 2023||£25,521|
|Sep 2nd 2023 - Sep 30th 2023||£20,025|
|Sep 30th 2023 - Dec 23rd 2023||£16,412|
|Dec 23rd 2023 - Mar 28th 2024||£20,025|
Prices based on an occupancy of 14 people:
|Sep 25th 2022 - Oct 1st 2022||€19,169|
|Oct 1st 2022 - Dec 24th 2022||€15,684|
|Dec 24th 2022 - Jan 7th 2023||€19,169|
|Jan 7th 2023 - May 20th 2023||€17,268|
|May 20th 2023 - Jun 24th 2023||€21,070|
|Jun 24th 2023 - Jul 29th 2023||€26,853|
|Jul 29th 2023 - Aug 26th 2023||€30,655|
|Aug 26th 2023 - Sep 2nd 2023||€26,853|
|Sep 2nd 2023 - Sep 30th 2023||€21,070|
|Sep 30th 2023 - Dec 23rd 2023||€17,268|
|Dec 23rd 2023 - Mar 28th 2024||€21,070|
Prices based on an occupancy of 14 people:
|Sep 25th 2022 - Oct 1st 2022||$18,575|
|Oct 1st 2022 - Dec 24th 2022||$15,198|
|Dec 24th 2022 - Jan 7th 2023||$18,575|
|Jan 7th 2023 - May 20th 2023||$16,733|
|May 20th 2023 - Jun 24th 2023||$20,417|
|Jun 24th 2023 - Jul 29th 2023||$26,020|
|Jul 29th 2023 - Aug 26th 2023||$29,705|
|Aug 26th 2023 - Sep 2nd 2023||$26,020|
|Sep 2nd 2023 - Sep 30th 2023||$20,417|
|Sep 30th 2023 - Dec 23rd 2023||$16,733|
|Dec 23rd 2023 - Mar 28th 2024||$20,417|
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.
The best vacation
Eight wonderful days here at the villa. Love it all. I had the best vacation that I could ever have. Thank you to the owner for all you have done for us. It was a pleasure to have met you.
A Sicilian dream come true!
A Sicilian dream come true! After rescheduling because of Covid, we were so looking forward to visiting. Our expectations were met and our family will never forget this experience. The owner is a gem, she made everything perfect. We cannot wait to visit again!
Thank you so much for everything. The owner was such a great help and made our experience in Taormina wonderful. We hope to return soon.
A special holiday
The whole extended family had a wonderful time in this beautiful villa. The owner's personal attention and every detail to all our needs made it a special holiday. To us all Sicily has become special.
This trip was such a blessing for our extended family (11 of us). We had such a wonderful experience in Taormina and in this beautiful home. The owner's assistance and attention to detail was truly appreciated. Thank you for everything you have done to make this a special experience.
A slice of heaven!
What an amazing slice of heaven! Many thanks for sharing villa Illuminata with us. We enjoyed our first taste of Sicily. Everyone was so lovely and the staff made our stay wonderful. The island is a treasure and felt very lucky to have this as our home base.
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