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Pets allowed:
Wi-Fi available:

3 Full baths

Description from manager

PRIVATE STRUCTURE On the tip of the promontory of Castelmola, overlooking Mount Etna and eastern Sicily with its old cities, its natural beauty and the crystal-clear blue sea of the splendid Sicilian coast, very close to Taormina and surrounded by a green, luxuriant park of 20 hectares with more than 6000 species of plants, stands the Antica Dimora Grimaudo (old Grimaudo residence), a villa which still breathes the atmosphere of past splendours and which, today, is provided with all mod cons. The property consistes of a main villa and an annex. The villa consists of a large portico where you can enjoy meals in the open air, sipping the best wines of the area, and with lots of space to relax, listening to the sounds of nature or admiring unforgettable sunsets. The swimming pool, just a few paces from the house, is perfect for those wanting to swim or to soak up the sun while reading a good book by the pool. The strategic position of the house allows you to get to beautiful Taormina or to the famous beaches of the Giardini Naxos in about 10/15 minutes. In the large park of the property there is a second annex with independent entrance where the caretaker lives.


MAIN VILLA: The house is on one level and the rooms are furnished with period furniture of the highest quality, creating a warm and welcoming atmosphere. The entrance from the portico leads into a tastefully decorated living room with working fireplace, connected to the built-in, fitted kitchen. The sleeping area is separated from the living area by a corridor with 2 steps which leads to the main bathroom with a large shower and to two spacious and bright double bedrooms, one with en-suite bathroom with shower. Both rooms have a private veranda. ANNEX: It distances about 100 m from the main villa and can be reached through the park of the property and going up a few steps. The annex develpos into one floor and is furnished with "warm" and valuable furniture. From the stone arch entrance you enter the large living with fireplace and double sofabed, connected through a door to a kitchenette. On the other side of the living you reach the double bedroom with direct access to the garden and the en-suite bathroom with hydro-massage tub and shower.


The immense park, crossed by paths perfect for going for long walks, surrounded by nature, where you can admire more than 6000 different species of plants such as centuries-old olive trees, cypresses, oaks, sorb trees, mimosas and eucalyptus and sit on the many benches placed along the paths and admire the unique panorama. Walking in the park, the views change from that of Mount Etna to that of the beautiful Taormina coast.

Swimming Pool

The beautiful rectangular swimming pool, measuring 10 x 7 m, with a depth of 1,40 m and lined in PVC, is about 30 m from the house, on a higher level, and is reached along two flights of steps. Entrance to the water is by ladder and it has chlorine purification. On the hottest days you can cool off in the water or soak up the sun in the exclusive tranquillity of this home. In addition, the pool has a large solarium area, paved on one side and with lawn on the other, with sunbeds for relaxing or reading a good book. The pool is equipped with lighting both internally and externally and is open from the first Saturday of May until the last Saturday of September.

Pets: On request. € 30,00 per animal per week to be paid on site

Handicap: Uncertified Structure

Fenced-in property: No

Check-in: Saturday from 16:00 to 19:00

Check-out: Within 10:00

Security deposit: 500,00 € at the balance or on arrival

The price includes:

EuropAssistance Insurance to cover expenses in case of booking cancellation

fully cleaned property equipped with linens

utilities (water - gas for kitchen use)

internet wireless connection

The price does not include:

electricity (€ 100,00/week in low season - May and medium season - € 130,00/week in high season)

Tourist tax (3 euros for person for night for the first 10 nights. Please note that Children under 12 years old will not pay)

On Request

extra cleaning (€ 15,00/hour per cleaner)

extra linen (€ 12,00 per person)

heating (€ 140,00/week)

extra cleaning in case of animals (€ 30,00/week/animal)


For some periods (low and mid season) it is possible to make shorter stays STARTING FROM 5 NIGHTS. For these periods clients will be allowed to send a booking request, which will be subject to acceptance by Emma Villas. One of our booking operators will answer the clients as soon as possible.

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TripAdvisor Property ID: 10005114

About the area

The old residence of Grimaudo is situated in a strategic position for those wishing to combine hill and sea. In fact, you can visit all the villages at the foot of Mount Etna in about half an hour by car or make an excursion on the famous volcano itself, perhaps stopping on the way at Bronte to taste the famous pistachio, or spend days on the nearby beaches of the Giardini Naxos (9 km) or Letojanni (14 km), and in the evening you can stroll through the typical streets of Taormina (9 km). In addition, just over 50 km away, you can visit Aci Trezza, the town in the province of Catania where the famous author, Giovanni Verga, used to live.

Interaction with guest

- The INSURANCE TO COVER CANCELLATION penalties (from the time of the reservation to the beginning of the stay) will be INCLUDED IN THE FINAL PRICE; - Our STAFF will be at your complete disposal for ensuring you a care-free holiday; - Our BOOKING OFFICE OPEN 7/7 with MULTI-LANGUAGES TRAVEL SPECIALISTS, with perfect knowledge of the villas and their location; - 7/7 days PERSONAL CUSTOMER SERVICE and SUPPORT CENTRE AT DISPOSAL BEFORE AND DURING YOUR STAY; - PROFESSIONAL CONTROLLERS who PERIODICALLY CHECK THE VILLAS and ensure the quality standards; - CUSTOMIZE YOUR HOLIDAY with OUR ADDITIONAL SERVICES (such as IN HOUSE CHEF, PRIVATE TRANSFER, CAR RENTAL and much more). All our services are supplied by PROFESSIONAL and CERTIFIED COMPANIES.

Manager profile

Emma Villas S.r.l.
Years listed:

Languages spoken: English, French, Spanish, Italian, Dutch, Russian

About the manager

We are an Italian Incoming Tour Operator, working in the prestigious villa weekly rental sector in many areas of Italy. Our philosophy A little less than a decade has passed since we began our business to which we have consistently devoted passion, dedication and immense effort, paid back in full b...

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Check in time: 16:00, Check out time: 10:00
If you have any questions about check-in or check-out times, please contact the owner/manager.
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Damage deposit: ($595.76) €500.00
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  • Bedroom 1: Full bed
    Bedroom 2: Full bed
    Bedroom 3: Full bed
    Beds in other rooms: Sofa beds


  • Air conditioning
  • Fireplace
  • Private garden
  • High Speed Internet
  • Linen provided
  • Private outdoor pool (unheated)
  • Pet Friendly
  • Sea view
  • Towels provided
  • Waterfront
  • Wi-Fi available


  • Clothes dryer
  • Dishwasher
  • DVD player
  • High chair
  • Iron
  • Stereo system
  • Kettle
  • Satellite TV
  • Microwave
  • Washing machine


  • Games room
  • Water sports


  • 3 Full baths


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