Modern holiday home with swimming pool in Sicily
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This spacious, light and modern house (125m2) is built in the middle of an orange grove. The large, loft-like space on the ground floor has an open floor plan, high ceilings and modern furniture. It comes with a stylish fireplace , sat-tv/dvd/hifi and fast wifi. There is an open kitchen with modern oven, microwave, dubble door refrigerator with ice maker, dishwasher and espresso machine. On the ground floor there is also a bathroom with toilet, bidet and sink. Next to the bathroom is a laundryroom with washing machine.
On the first floor are four rooms: one very spacious master bedroom with a kingsize bed (160x200cm), 1 bedroom with two single beds (90x200cm) and a room (separated from the corridor with panel curtains) with a queensize bed (140x200cm). All bedrooms have air conditioning. Rest of course the modern bathroom with large walk-in shower, double sink, toilet and bidet.
The Pool and Garden
Large sliding doors lead you to the spacious terrace with dining area and a nice relaxing area under the old olive tree.
There is a large private pool (5 x 10 meters) in our luscious garden, just for you, with centuries-old olive trees, palm trees and other sub-tropical vegetation. No one else will use it. No one else lives on the property.
Location and Surroundings
The house is situated in the Alcantara Valley, between the volcano Mount Etna and the beautiful old town of Taormina. This is widely considered to be one of the most stunning parts of Sicily. The proximity of the ever active Mt. Etna has made the soil very fertile so the scenery is green and luscious year round. You'll be surrounded by overwhelming natural beauty and the Valle d'Alcantara, the Nebrodi nature reserve and the Parco dell'Etnea all offer fantastic outings and wonderful nature walks. The Alcantara valley is famous for the ‘Gole Alcantara’: a gorge formed by the volcanic activity of the Mount Etna. Here the river Alcantara flows through the amazing rock formations made of lava. You can hike through the gorge and bathe in the cool, refreshing water.
The nearby typical Sicilian hill town Motta Camastra offers birds nest views of the Alcantara Valley. It was used as backdrop for the town of Corleone in 'The Godfather' movies. Want to take a break from the privacy, peace and solitude that the cottage has to offer. Take a trip to the magical town of Taormina, the tourist heart of Sicily for more spectacular views, fascinating archaeological monuments, outstanding restaurants and plenty of shopping.
Up for a swim? The beautiful beaches of the Ionian Riviera are close and easily accessible. The beach at Giardini Naxos with its azure blue water, sandy beaches and many good restaurants, bars and nightclubs is within an easy drive. The seaside village of Letojanni is another favorite for fun at the beach and delicious fresh seafood restaurants. If you're looking for a more isolated and peaceful beach to relax soak up sun head up to the beach of San Marco a 15 min drive away.