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Villa Segreta - Beautiful villa in Sicily

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2 bedrooms
1 bathroom
5 guests
Minimum stay varies
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Villa Segreta - The 'Secret Villa' Set in the natural beauty of the National Parco di Etna, Villa Segreta is an ideal destination for your “secret” holiday. The accommodation is made up of a comfortable apartment in a 300 year old restored Sicilian Farmhouse and Vinery. Set on two floors with an open galleried bedroom upstairs, and a second bedroom and other facilities on the ground floor the holiday Villetta is ideally situated for holidays throughout the year. Summer and Winter! A beautiful shared swimming pool is available for use from May to September, and a cosy open fire available for those looking to use it as a base for skiing on Europe's southernmost ski runs (usually from December to February ). If you come in December, you may have an opportunity to assist in making Olive oil, ...Villa Segreta - The 'Secret Villa' Set in the natural beauty of the National Parco di Etna, Villa Segreta is an ideal destination for your “secret” holiday. The accommodation is made up of a comfortable apartment in a 300 year old restored Sicilian Farmhouse and Vinery. Set on two floors with an open galleried bedroom upstairs, and a second bedroom and other facilities on the ground floor the holiday Villetta is ideally situated for holidays throughout the year. Summer and Winter! A beautiful shared swimming pool is available for use from May to September, and a cosy open fire available for those looking to use it as a base for skiing on Europe's southernmost ski runs (usually from December to February ). If you come in December, you may have an opportunity to assist in making Olive oil, in October wine making. Now with new helpful caretakers Grounds and location The grounds are made up of approximately 15 acres of Olive groves, and vineyards with fig, sweet chestnut, cherry, peach, mulberry and apricot trees and lead directly on to some beautiful walks, good for serious ramblers and for those just fancying a stroll after dinner. In fact Villa Segreta is an ideal position to allow you to explore all of Mount Etna's beautiful countryside and experience the untamed countryside. A walk in the spring surrounded by wild crocuses and a host of other flowers is a real delight. If your intention is to visit the cultural heritage of Sicily, then you will be centrally located to visit Taormina, Siracusa and the so-far undiscovered gem that is Baroque Catania (with some fantastic restaurants!) There is a reasonable restaurant within walking distance and many more just a 5-10 minute drive. There are two good double bedrooms and a cot is also available. There is a sofa bed in the main living area suitable for young children only. A gas BBQ is provided for guests (gas costs extra) Tourist License / Licencia de turismo N °: 18More
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About the Owner
J S
Languages spoken:German, English, Italian
Response Rate:100%
Response Time:Within a few hours
Listed Since:December 2010
Interaction with guests
A care taker or the home owner live on site along with their four friendly pet dogs. They are there to welcome you, to show you around the Villa and to hand over the keys. They are also on hand for any advice and help if needed. They are unobtrusive and discreet but friendly and hospitable.They speak Italian and fluent English.
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Reviewed 9 October 2018 via mobile

We booked our two week stay at the villa to coincide with our tenth wedding anniversary. We were welcomed to a lovely surprise of a beautiful cake, card and bottle of prosecco. The villa was perfect for our small family (my husband and I and...More

Date of stay: August 2018
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Cruiser525193, VR Owner at Villa Segreta - Beautiful villa in Sicily, responded to this reviewResponded 11 October 2018

Thanks Kirsty for your kind words. You were great guests and it was such a pleasure hosting you all and babysitting the boys. My boys found it funny how they taught my father how to play Super Mario on Nintendo Switch!!! I'm glad you all...More

Reviewed 4 September 2018

Beautiful setting and lovely villa to stay in as a base or just to have a peaceful and relaxing holiday. Wonderful hosts, always so helpful and gorgeous tasty meal cooked for us the first night with a surprise bottle of chilled Prosecco! Thank you Maria...More

Date of stay: August 2018
Thank Jackie G
Cruiser525193, VR Owner at Villa Segreta - Beautiful villa in Sicily, responded to this reviewResponded 5 October 2018

Thank you Jackie, it was lovely to meet you both. You were fantastic guests. Hope to see you again.

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Reviewed 30 August 2018

Finally getting round to writing a review for what was a fab villa in a beautiful rural setting(sorry Maria!). Our small family had a lovely time and the accomodation was cosy yet cool on a hot day. Our son particularly loved the mezanine bedroom looking...More

Date of stay: May 2018
Thank Ambassador316070
Management response:Responded 31 August 2018

Thank you for your lovely review, we are so pleased you all enjoyed yourselves and Isaac is thrilled you loved his pizza and cocktails.

Reviewed 3 August 2017

What great place for a family ! We were lucky to be hosted by Clive, Jude and Joel who did anything to make us feel at home. Our 2 boys had the greatest time hanging around the pool with Jude, Joel and Marco....Polo + the...More

Date of stay: July 2017
Thank mmmf371
Management response:Responded 27 October 2017

Thank you for your kind review and we would love to host you all again. Best wishes Villa Segreta

Reviewed 11 July 2017 via mobile

Sicily has a lot to offer and I am sure I will be back. Regardless if you are looking for a great base camp to explore the Catania region or if you just want to wind down by the pool for days , like we...More

Date of stay: July 2017
Thank Victor S
Management response:Responded 30 July 2017

Thanks fir the lovely review Victor. You were excellent guests and very welcome to return.

Amenities
Pets Allowed: No
Smoking Allowed: No
Kid Friendly: Yes
DVD Player
Suitable For Children Under 5
Refrigerator
Washer
Highchair
Safe
Towels Provided
There Is A Golf Course Within 30 Mins Drive
Private Garden
Water Park Nearby
Hairdryer
TV
Shared Garden
Rural/Countryside Retreats
Linens Provided
There Are Tennis Courts Nearby
Horse Riding Nearby
Secure Parking
Internet Access
Toaster
Staffed Property
Cooker
Grill
Short Term Rentals (4 Days Or Fewer)
Central Heating
Fax
Iron
Stereo System
Hiking Trips
Microwave
Mountain Views
Ping Pong Table
Private Outdoor Pool (Unheated)
Wi-Fi
Kettle
Watersports Nearby
Patio
Fireplace
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Would you recommend this holiday rental to someone who plans to visit local wineries?YesNoUnsure
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About the neighbourhood
The Ionian Riviera, running up the east coast of Sicily from the bustling lava-stone city of Catania through a series of charming fishing villages and beaches to the enchanting town of Taormina, is certainly one of Sicily’s most intriguing areas. The entire coastline is dominated by the magnificence of Mount Etna, whose presence has shaped the entire area both geologically and historically from time immemorial. Nature, food and wine Mount Etna is undisputed king of the area, and hiking on its slopes is an unforgettable experience at any time of year. In the winter and spring, excellent skiing is possible and the upper slopes of Europe's highest volcano are rarely without snow. The towns and villages that dot the flanks of Etna, all built in lava stone, are well worth stopping off at for...
Getting around
Car Hire is essential. There is a local bus service from Belpasso to Catania but can vary in reliability. There is also a lovely way to see the sights of Etna please search for Circumetnea Railway
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