Villa Isolabella

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Sleeps: 12 Bedrooms: 6 Bathrooms: 6

Overview

Pool Beach Nearby Hot Tub Walk to Village All Bedrooms En-Suite

In a breathtaking position overlooking the bay of Isola Bella and surrounded by a centuries-old park in the hilltop town of Taormina is stunning Villa Isolabella. Built in the second half of the 19th century, quality and timeless elegance are in every example of superior craftsmanship throughout the villa’s expansive interior.

This air of nobility and excellence attracted acting and music royalty to enjoy lavish stays at Villa Isolabella – as well as actual English royalty itself. Feel the sense of history as you follow in the footsteps of the revered and the regal through the series of interconnected lounge rooms and sprawling outside grounds.

The villa is set over two floors and sleeps up to 12 guests in total comfort and luxury. On the ground floor is a choice of two living spaces to suit all occasions. Whatever your mood, you’ll find impeccable style and fine antiques the perfect backdrop for relaxing or entertaining. There’s also a library for times of quieter reflection and unwinding with a good book in front of the beautiful fireplace.

Gourmet delights can be cooked up in the kitchen for unforgettable mealtimes in the main dining room; a grand space in which to dine by soft candlelight. All of the ground floor rooms offer access to outside areas; bringing close the sea views and enchanting atmosphere of the gardens.

Villa Isolabella’s six exquisite double bedrooms are all upstairs and therefore offer clear views of either the sea or the lush surroundings. Each bedroom has been tastefully furnished with antique pieces, sumptuous fabrics and modern conveniences to make them impossibly comfortable retreats after long days. All of the bedrooms are ensuite, with two featuring a jacuzzi bath for particularly indulgent bathing. 

The outside grounds that encircle the villa are simply spectacular. Bordered with exotic plants and trees, a grand courtyard is home to a lounge area for pre-dinner drinks on typically balmy evenings. Several other seating areas can be found dotted around the extensive terraced gardens, meaning there’s always a spot to while away a few idyllic hours. The sea views from these areas are magnificent, with those from the infinity pool being the best of all. There’s also a covered dining table and barbecue for laidback al fresco meals.

The hill that Villa Isolabella nestles on sweeps down to the coast with its beaches and hidden coves. Swim in the azure sea or soak up the tranquillity of the area by simply relaxing on the sand. Explore the island of Isola Bella with its picturesque nature reserve. Stroll into the heart of popular Taormina to discover ancient ruins and chic café culture.

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What you should know…

  • This villa is suitable for adults only
  • The staff quarters are located in a private area of the villa

Property Features

Private Pool Internet Air-Con Hot Tub BBQ All Bedrooms En-Suite Satellite TV Heating

Villa Interiors

Ground Floor

- Two lounges with antique furnishings
- Library with fireplace
- Dining room with table for eight guests
- Smaller dining room
- Fully-equipped kitchen
- Staff quarters in private area

First Floor

- Four double bedrooms with en-suite bathrooms, satellite TVs and panoramic views 
- Two double bedrooms with en-suite bathrooms with jacuzzi baths, satellite TVs and panoramic views

Two bedrooms can be made into twin bedrooms upon request

Outside Grounds

- Gardens
- Swimming pool with jacuzzi corner
- Sun loungers
- Covered outdoor dining table for four people
- Outdoor seating areas
- Outdoor lounge area in courtyard
- Barbecue
- Parking for two cars

Facilities

- Air conditioning
- Heating
- Wi-Fi
- Satellite TV
- Alarm system
- Safe
- Washing machine 

Location

About the surrounding area of Villa Isolabella
Beach Nearby Walk to Village Walk to Restaurant Watersports Outstanding Landscapes Outdoor Pursuit & Activities Tourist Towns & Villages Historical Sites Romantic
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Villa Isolabella is in an incredibly privileged position close to the centre of Taormina (1km). The town’s bars, restaurants and nightclubs are within a 15-minute walk, as is the ancient Greek theatre, Teatro Antico di Taormina (950m). Other historical highlights in Taormina include Duomo di Taormina (1.5km), a cathedral that is typical of Sicilian churches in the area, and Chiesa Madonna della Rocca (2km). The latter can be reached by walking up the slopes above the town, with a stepped footpath leading to the church cut into the rocks. The views from here over the town and Greek theatre are simply breathtaking.

Corso Umberto (1km) is the main shopping street in the town and is lined with luxury boutiques and various other shops selling clothing, jewellery and souvenirs. Shops and restaurants that cater for international visitors sit alongside many traditional, family-run restaurants for soaking up the local ambience. After enjoying a delicious meal, end the evening in Piazza IX Aprile (1km) by taking in panoramic views over the bay from its huge terrace.

The villa is also close to the coast with its beautiful beaches. The stunning small island of Isola Bella (4km) is a definite must-visit. It’s a steep and winding 35-minute walk down from the villa, with a thin strip of sand connecting the coastline to the island. There’s a pebble beach on offer here, as well as clear waters for swimming and trying activities such as snorkelling and diving. It’s a truly idyllic spot, with lots of hidden coves to explore.

Beaches with a mix of sand and pebble can be found at the resort of Giardini Naxos (6km) - along with centuries of history. Giardini Naxos was said to be the first ancient Greek colony in Sicily, which you can still see some evidence of at the archaeological park and museum.

Also enjoy a day trip out to Mount Etna (55km) to marvel at this iconic and still-active volcano on a guided tour. Another great place to visit is the ancient port city of Catania (52km), which sits at the foot of Mount Etna itself. There’s also Messina (53km), a city that’s known for its ornate cathedral and elegant fountains.

Local Amenities
Nearest Airport Catania

(66 km)

Nearest Airport 2 Palermo

(290km)

Nearest Town/City Taormina

(1 km)

Nearest Supermarket

(1 km)

Nearest Restaurant

(1 km)

Nearest Bar/Pub

(1 km)

Nearest Beach

(4 km)

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

This villa is adults-only; so babies, toddlers and children are not permitted to stay.

Kids Activities Close-by

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

Services Available

  • Chef/Cook Available
  • Babysitting Available

Extras

Oliver's Extras

  • Transfers Available
  • Chef/Cook Available
  • Babysitting 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
- Bike hire

Extras available at this property (payable locally):

- Personal assistance
- Chef service
- Babysitter
- Transfers
- Excursions and reservations
- Car and driver rental
- Yacht and helicopter rental
- Tourist guide and personal shopper
- Masseur and hairdresser

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!

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 €3000 charged to client’s credit card by the owner upon arrival and refunded two weeks after departure, subject to full inspection.
Arrival time 2.00 p.m.
Departure time 11.00 a.m.
Energy costs included? Yes.
Heating costs included? Yes.
End of stay cleaning included? Yes, plus 4 hours cleaning per day. 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.
Changeover day Flexible.
Minimum stay 7 nights (4 nights on request).
Linen & towels included? Yes, plus mid-week towel change.
Pool towels included? Yes.
Smoking Allowed? Not allowed.
Pool heating charge? The pool may be heated on request at an additional cost.
Other Ts and Cs Weddings and special events are on request only and subject to prior arrangement with the owner and additional charges.
Tax Italian Visitors Tax payable locally in cash (typically costs €1-€3 per adult per night- please enquire if exact amount is required).

Rental Rates

Prices based on an occupancy of 12 people:

Rental period Weekly
Sep 14th 2019 - Oct 5th 2019 £23,217
Oct 5th 2019 - Nov 2nd 2019 £20,995
Nov 2nd 2019 - Dec 21st 2019 £17,663
Dec 21st 2019 - Jan 5th 2020 £20,995
Jan 5th 2020 - Apr 20th 2020 £17,663
Apr 20th 2020 - Jun 1st 2020 £20,995
Jun 1st 2020 - Jul 6th 2020 £23,217
Jul 6th 2020 - Sep 1st 2020 £28,771
Sep 1st 2020 - Oct 5th 2020 £23,217
Oct 5th 2020 - Nov 2nd 2020 £20,995
Nov 2nd 2020 - Dec 21st 2020 £17,663
Dec 21st 2020 - Jan 5th 2021 £20,995
Jan 5th 2021 - Mar 17th 2021 £17,663

Prices based on an occupancy of 12 people:

Rental period Weekly
Sep 14th 2019 - Oct 5th 2019 €24,964
Oct 5th 2019 - Nov 2nd 2019 €22,575
Nov 2nd 2019 - Dec 21st 2019 €18,992
Dec 21st 2019 - Jan 5th 2020 €22,575
Jan 5th 2020 - Apr 20th 2020 €18,992
Apr 20th 2020 - Jun 1st 2020 €22,575
Jun 1st 2020 - Jul 6th 2020 €24,964
Jul 6th 2020 - Sep 1st 2020 €30,937
Sep 1st 2020 - Oct 5th 2020 €24,964
Oct 5th 2020 - Nov 2nd 2020 €22,575
Nov 2nd 2020 - Dec 21st 2020 €18,992
Dec 21st 2020 - Jan 5th 2021 €22,575
Jan 5th 2021 - Mar 17th 2021 €18,992

Prices based on an occupancy of 12 people:

Rental period Weekly
Sep 14th 2019 - Oct 5th 2019 $27,784
Oct 5th 2019 - Nov 2nd 2019 $25,126
Nov 2nd 2019 - Dec 21st 2019 $21,138
Dec 21st 2019 - Jan 5th 2020 $25,126
Jan 5th 2020 - Apr 20th 2020 $21,138
Apr 20th 2020 - Jun 1st 2020 $25,126
Jun 1st 2020 - Jul 6th 2020 $27,784
Jul 6th 2020 - Sep 1st 2020 $34,431
Sep 1st 2020 - Oct 5th 2020 $27,784
Oct 5th 2020 - Nov 2nd 2020 $25,126
Nov 2nd 2020 - Dec 21st 2020 $21,138
Dec 21st 2020 - Jan 5th 2021 $25,126
Jan 5th 2021 - Mar 17th 2021 $21,138

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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