About This Listing
Stunning villa with private pool near Trecastagni, quaint hilltop village situated on the slopes of Etna,20 km north of Catania
Villa Edera is located on the south-eastern flanks of Mount Etna just a few minutes outside the charming town of Trecastagni and easily reachable from both Taormina and Catania.
Designed and built by a prominent French architect, the villa has high vaulted ceilings, cool airy arches, colourful antique furniture and extensive landscaped garden.
The house is on three floors. From the main entrance, up a few steps, one accesses the entrance hall. This leads in turn to a dining room and then onto the extremely spacious living area, complete with fireplace and large French window accessing the beautifully tended gardens. The well-equipped kitchen opens onto a wonderful flower-covered patio area.
A ramp leads down to a lower ground floor with a single bedroom, a twin bedroom, a bathroom with shower and a guest bathroom.
In the first floor there are three double bedrooms and one single. Two of the doubles have en-suite bathrooms (one with shower and tub, the other with tub only), while the third shares a bathroom with shower with the single bedroom.
The gardens are beautifully tended, with large expanses of perfect lawn, Mediterranean trees and plants and perfumed flowers. The wonderful pool is surrounded by lawn and shady areas.
On the spot it is possible to have information on excursions, restaurants, bars, night life.
1.The property can accommodate a maximum of 11 persons plus 2 infants (aged 2 or less), the party not to have more than 6 children (aged 12 or less) in total.
2.The passport numbers of all of your party must be supplied for police registration purposes.
3.Should your party at any time (either at check in or during the holiday) exceed any maximum, an automatic penalty of double the security deposit will be payable. Any extra guest exceeding the maximum permitted will be requested to leave the property at the owner’s discretion. CHECK-IN, DEPOSIT AND CHECK-OUT
4.You may check in between 4.00 pm and 7.00 pm, at the time supplied by you to your booking agency. Please contact the agency and/or owner if you are delayed en route and will not arrive at the time you have told the agency. A surcharge of 50 euro will be payable if check-in occurs after 7.00 pm. Check-in will not be permitted after 10.00 pm. At check-in the contents and functions of the property and its facilities will be explained and all necessary meters will be read.
5.You must pay a deposit of 1,000 euro on check-in. It will be returned on check-out in full, subject to deduction for damage caused and/or payment for additional services. It may be paid in cash or double-signed travellers’ cheques (euro, or US$ or GB£ equivalent) or by a personal cheque drawn on a euro or GB£ account. Personal cheques drawn on US$ accounts will not be accepted.
6.Check-out is by 10.00 am but you may check out the previous day if you have to leave early. You must pay for all damage caused and additional services used no later than check-out.
7.All utilities: electricity consumption only up to 300 kwhs.
8.Linen and towel change: weekly.
SERVICES AT ADDITIONAL COST
10.Telephone: there is a telephone at the property use for local and emergency calls.
11.Heating: as consumed
12.Electricity: consumption in excess of 300 kwhs charged at 0.40 euro per kwh.
The following additional services must be requested prior to arrival:
13.Additional linen and towel change: 15 euro per room for linen and 10 euro per bathroom for towels.
14.Cook: dependent upon availability, lunches and dinners, charged on the basis of time spent shopping, cooking and clearing at 30 euro per hour plus grocery purchase costs payable upon presentation of a note of time spent and shopping receipts. You should expect to be charged a minimum of 6 hours per meal and you may be asked for a float depending on the level of expenses incurred. You should order meals at least 24 hours in advance and pay the owner or as he directs. Lunches will be served between 12.00 am and 2.00 pm, and dinners between 7.00 pm and 9.00 pm
15.Baby sitter: dependent upon availability, 15 euro per hour Additional maid service: 12 euro per hour.
16.Groceries: 30 euro plus grocery purchase costs.
17.All charges are net of VAT where chargeable.
18.All extra charges must be paid in cash at the end of each 7 day period.
USE OF POOL
19.The swimming pool season is from 1 Apr to 30 Oct. The staff do not supervise the swimming pool which must not be used at night.
USE OF PROPERTY
20.Please report any problem or difficulty or the malfunctioning of any equipment immediately to the owner can be resolved as quickly as possible.
21.You must keep all windows and doors secure at night and when away from the property.
22.Any damage to the property or its contents must be reported to a member of staff as soon as possible. Damage will be evaluated by the owner and charged accordingly.
23.The washing machine, dishwasher and major cooking appliances may be used only after having received instructions from the owner.
24.Toilets must not be used for the disposal of any material other than toilet paper.
25.Water and electricity in Italy are precious resources. Please use them sparingly.
26.Pets are not permitted.
27.Please be aware that you are in the countryside. If walking outside, be careful of the local flora and fauna.
(website hidden) the event that anyone in your party becomes seriously ill or needs medical assistance, please call 118 immediately and inform a staff member.
29.The owner of the property and the staff are not responsible in any way for any personal injury incurred by anyone in your party within the property or its grounds. This includes the use of the pool.
30.The owner is not responsible for any loss or damage to the guests’ valuables or personal items. You are encouraged not to bring valuables to the property. The owner may be able to provide safe-keeping facilities on request.
What an amazing property in the heart of Sicily! Incredibly peaceful gardens, a house full of sunshine and summer breeze and exquisitely decorated. We were only 4 girls so the house was huge for us, but we loved every moment of it. Paul was very kind to allow an earlier check-in by the pool and helpful with all the questions and internet issues we arrived with. Had some minor issues with hot water but Paul then realised the boiler was out of gas. The wifi only works in the dining area, which was more than enough for us - no one needed to be connected too much. Location was perfect to drive both to the south of the island (Siracusa, Noto, Ragusa), the Etna's quaint little towns and vineyards and 30 min drive to Taormina. Everything you can expect from an unforgettable holiday!!!
The photos truly don't do this villa justice.... A unique blend of a family home and THE WOW FACTOR. Stayed 8 nights with 9 members of family ( 1st holiday together). So much charming space inside and out.... Paul was excellent with his correspondence, unlike myself - sorry Paul. He met us on our arrival and talked us through everything we needed to know, he messaged me a couple of times to check we were ok, we were so never needed Paul to come again. The pool was a massive hit with the kids plus a beautiful area to sit and relax. Spoke to all 9 before writing review, no one could fault this experience : Paul or the villa.... 10/10
Un séjour parfait dans une villa idyllique, très agréable pour des vacances entre amis, à un jet de pierre de l'Etna. Le jardin, spacieux et reposant, le salon avec une cheminée très bienvenue (car avril est frais !). Paul a été très patient et aux petits soins pour nous. La vraie dolce vita. De plus, la convivialité sicilienne n'est pas une légende. Complimenti !!!
What a beautiful villa! It's like staying in a medieval French castle. Our group of ten was very comfortable living here for the week. There was plenty of room and several different spaces to enjoy the glorious garden in perfect (email hidden) January. Paul was an excellent host, providing assistance for medical issues, helping to organise taxis and even a lost phone emergency! He drove all the way to the airport to deliver it to us. He was thorough in his explanation of how to manage the surroundings. We loved staying here. Many thanks Paul- you are a gentleman!
Ett fantastiskt vackert hus beläget på Etnas södra sluttning! Vi slogs alla av husets gamla charm och stora ytor, man gick nästan vilse ;-) Eftersom vi var 7 vuxna personer var detta bra om man ville ha lite privacy. Vi lagade mycket och god mat i det välutrustade köket, grillade kött och skaldjur ute på pation och eldade i brasan inomhus på kvällarna; kände oss helt enkelt som hemma! På dagarna gjorde vi utflykter (man måste ha bil) eller stannade helt enkelt "hemma" vid poolen och i den jättestora trädgården med sin vackra grönska, såsom kastanjeträd, fikon, granatäpplen, citon och apelsin och så klart en liten örtagård. Vår värd Paul hade noggrant upplyst oss om husets och traktens alla möjligheter och han var alltid tillgänglig per telefon eller mail vilket kändes tryggt och bra. Vi är supernöjda med vår vistelse här och kan varmt rekommendera detta underbara hus! Jag kommer aldrig att glömma min 50-årsdag!.... /Susanne Berglund Svensson och vänner
About the Host, Paul
Ciao, amo molto viaggiare, affacciarmi ad altre culture e alle relazioni umane. Amo la natura, il mare sopratutto. Mi piacerebbe, un giorno, fare un lungo viaggio in barca a vela intorno al mondo.