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Taormina - Sicily - Sicily
Property ID: 7771
Sleeps: 8

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- Independent house
- Air conditioning
- Washing machine
- Swimming pool

- 4 bedrooms
- 6 baths

- Panoramic view
- Internet
- Satellite TV
- Dishwasher
- Oven
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Villa Romantica was built in 1968 by the painter Gunvor Advocaat and her husband Thurmann Nielsen Oistein, a painter and graphic artist. The couple first lived in Rome before moving to Taormina, Sicily, where they stayed for many years, making their dream come true by building a house on a mountainside overlooking the Mediterranean sea with a terrace-garden filled with exotic trees and flowers. Every corner of the villa is filled with the spirit of these two artists who left nothing to chance. Parts of the Mediterranean-style floors in some of the rooms, which are based on sketches by Thurmann, have a “faded” effect which shows the originality of these works of art covering the ground. The indoor and outdoor areas of the villa are decorated with Sicilian cart keys and wheels, jars, horseshoes, stirrups, large stones and small old carriage lamps. The artistic couple decided to pay tribute to Taormina and Sicily in the garden-terrace: the villa is presented through a large wooden door (made by Thurmann himself) set within a lava stone frame, and the area in front of the door has mosaics created using sea pebbles collected from the beach. Despite having made numerous improvements to the property, the current owners have also managed to preserve the atmosphere created by the two artists. The furnishings are typically Sicilian in color and style and the modern elements blend in perfectly with the original structure. The villa has central heating, air conditioning in every room, satellite TV, CD and DVD player, washing machine, dishwasher, barbecue and internet connection WIFI. The living room, which is connected to the dining area, leads directly to the swimming pool that faces the sea and is on the left-hand side of the splendid terrace/garden where, in addition to stunning views of the sea, there are numerous exotic plants, corners for relaxing and an outdoor dining area. The villa is around 1.3 Km from the main high street of Taormina and 5 Km from the beaches of Mazzarò which, in the summer months, are best reached via the convenient cable car.

Accommodation (480 sq meters):

GROUND FLOOR: access from the garden; large living room consisting of four communicating rooms with sofas and armchairs; 1 small bathroom with toilet and washbasin; study; dining room; 1 small bathroom with washbasin and toilet; large livable kitchen with dishwasher, large refrigerator with freezer, 2 ovens and breakfast area; large living room connected to the swimming pool area (for safety reasons the swimming pool is protected by a rope net that completely surrounds it); by going up a flight of 15 stairs from the living room it is possible to directly access the suite with double bedroom offering splendid views of the sea, and a bathroom with bathtub and shower. FIRST FLOOR: (access from one of the living rooms - 6 steps), 1 twin bedroom (without window) with bathroom and shower; 1 large twin bedroom with beds that can be joined together; bathroom with bathtub and access to a large panoramic terrace with sea views; 1 suite with living room/study, double bedroom and bathroom with bathtub and access to another panoramic terrace with sea views. Panoramic garden with views of Taormina and the sea.

Other services included in the price: · Electricity up to 200 Kwt, water and final cleaning · One day cleaning service (up to 4 hours) on Wednesday · Weekly gardener and pool maintenance · Wi-Fi internet connection and DSL internet · Arrival Welcome drink served with tipical Sicilian food · Firewood in the colder months · Concierge service on site
Paid on site in cash: · Additional staff hours, available on request: €15 per hour/per staff member · Electricity over 200 Kwt and heating as per meter at €0.42 per unit · Extra housekeeping service upon request €15 per hour/per staff member · Cook service available upon request
Bed and bath linen: 2 sets of bed and bath linen per week included in the price.
Cots for babies under 2 yrs: Cot with bars available: free of charge.
Pool open: Apr 16, 2016 to Oct 15, 2016
Domestic pets: Not allowed
Final cleaning: Included
Security deposit: 1000 Euros - paid to the owner
Heating: Charged according to usage
Air conditioning: Charged according to usage
Parking: Available

2016 Weekly Prices

9 Jan - 30 Apr
1 Oct - 7 Jan
30 Apr - 25 Jun
27 Aug - 1 Oct
25 Jun - 27 Aug

US$ 5375

US$ 9410

US$ 10750

Plus US$ 35 booking fee


Gira! Italian Vacation Rentals
1003 South Madison Street
Denver, Colorado 80209 USA


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