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A lofty and luxurious Roman-style villa, Bella Bay will first impress you with its welcoming natural light and golden details that evoke the spirit of the centuries. The area around Taormina has been a sought-after vacation spot for millennia, and when you feast your eyes on the clear blue seas near the edge of your private pool, you'll quickly understand why. As if the pool, the antiques, and the cricket song from the garden weren't enough, Bella Bay also boasts a jacuzzi under a breezy baldachin for when it gets chilly in the evenings. So grab a drink, dine outdoors, and simply relax in any of the multitudes of spaces in this home built for nothing but leisure. And with one of the bedrooms stationed in the annexe building separate from the main villa, it presents an idyllic set-up for guests seeking a little extra privacy, travelling with in-laws or even a nanny. Just a few minutes' drive away, discover the beaches of Letojanni, Mazzarò and Isola Bella. Meanwhile, the villages of Catania and Syracuse and the slopes of Mount Etna can also be reached by car.


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What to expect


Highlights

Stay within easy reach of Sicily's most glamorous spots – Taormina

Stay within easy reach of Sicily's most glamorous spots – Taormina

Relax on the sun loungers while taking in views of the sparkling seascape

Relax on the sun loungers while taking in views of the sparkling seascape

Enjoy an Italian breakfast with panoramic views from the balcony

Enjoy an Italian breakfast with panoramic views from the balcony

Unwind in the jacuzzi surrounded by greenery

Unwind in the jacuzzi surrounded by greenery

Wander through the lush gardens, admiring the fauna and flora as you stroll

Wander through the lush gardens, admiring the fauna and flora as you stroll

Treat yourself to a spa experience in the opulent bathrooms

Treat yourself to a spa experience in the opulent bathrooms

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Home truths

    Public transportation in Sicily isn't abundant – we recommend renting a car to get around quickly

    There's free parking on the premises

    Children’s amenities including a high chair and travel cot are available

    There is enough space at the dining room table to set up a laptop if you need to work from home

    Guests have private access to the entrance of the home

    Small pets are welcome on request and with prior agreement with the owner

    The pool is open approximately from the beginning of March to the end of November

    The jacuzzi is open all year round

    An unobtrusive caretaker lives nearby in a secluded part of the property and is on hand to ensure that the gardens and pool are looked after throughout your stay

About this stay


Amenities

Desk / workplace

Wi-fi

Air conditioning

Pets allowed

Parking available

Washing machine

Bedrooms & bathrooms

4 bedrooms, 4 beds

4 bathrooms

Extras


VIP services

Airport pick up

Arrange a chef

Baby sitting

Daily cleaning

Fridge fills

Laundry and dry cleaning

Massage

Additional fees

  • There may be some extra fees to pay here, such as charges for utilities, final cleaning fees, city tax and security deposits – all of which you may need to pay in cash to the homeowner. Please reach out during the booking process to confirm.

Additional fees subject to a 3.5% handling charge.

Extras are subject to availability. Please enquire with your host.

Local guide


About Taormina

Founded in the 4th century BC, Taormina is now one of Sicily’s most popular tourist destinations due to its breathtaking views, Roman ruins and status as a high-flying resort town (quite literally – as it perches on the side of a mountain), all while offering an authentic Italian experience with world-class food and wine. Visit Teatro Greco, Taormina’s ancient theatre and most famous landmark, renowned not only for its historic...

Explore the area

Local restaurants, cafes, museums, sites and activities, recommended by our community of hosts and travel experts

Dine at Malvasia

Dine at Malvasia

A family-owned restaurant in Taormina, serving authentic and delicious traditional food. Enjoy the lovely vibes, excellent service, and must-try dishes like the shrimp ravioli and lemon pasta.

17 min
Dine at Osteria Pizzeria Le Tre Vie

Dine at Osteria Pizzeria Le Tre Vie

Enjoy exceptional food and friendly service at this fine-tuned restaurant in Taormina. Indulge in delicious Sicilian cuisine while taking in the stunning views of the hills.

18 min
Explore Isola Bella's Tranquil Beauty

Explore Isola Bella's Tranquil Beauty

Take in the breathtaking views of Isola Bella, a small island with a beautiful beach and picturesque gardens. Despite some parts being closed, it's worth the visit for its unique charm and refreshing atmosphere.

14 min
Explore Porta Catania

Explore Porta Catania

Step through the historic arched entrance and be enchanted by the scenic beauty, quaint shops, and wonderful atmosphere of Porta Catania. Immerse yourself in the typically Sicilian charm and take in the stunning views of Taormina.

20 min
Visit the Duomo di Taormina

Visit the Duomo di Taormina

A reverent Catholic church with detailed murals depicting the life of Christ. The grand arched interior and elaborate statuary make it a breathtaking place of worship.

21 min
Explore Chiesa Madonna della Rocca

Explore Chiesa Madonna della Rocca

Discover a unique little church built into a rock, offering picturesque views of the sea and city. Escape the crowds and enjoy the enchanting atmosphere at sunset.

15 min
Dine at Villa Garbo

Dine at Villa Garbo

Experience a paradise in the beautiful setting of Villa Garbo. Explore the gardens, enjoy delicious pizzas and ice cream, and take in the stunning view of the sea. Don't forget to try the local wines.

11 min
Dine at Ristorante Capitano Uncino

Dine at Ristorante Capitano Uncino

Experience the sensational food, lively atmosphere, and friendly service at this bustling restaurant in Giardini Naxos. Try the pasta allo scoglio and frittura mista di pesce.

7 min
Climb the Stairs to Taormina

Climb the Stairs to Taormina

Ascend the long stairs for a breathtaking view of Taormina. A park-like setting, away from the road, makes it a stairway to heaven!

37 min
Dine at Lido La Pigna

Dine at Lido La Pigna

Relax on the beautiful private beach and enjoy delicious meals, snacks, and cocktails on terraces with breathtaking views. Friendly service and fantastic food make this a must-visit spot in Taormina.

11 min
Indulge at La Capinera

Indulge at La Capinera

Experience amazing service, tasteful food, and great wine pairings at this Michelin-worthy restaurant. The eight-course tasting menu offers outstanding dishes that make it worth a visit. The sea view is delightful, too.

9 min

Get around

Airport

Vincenzo Bellini Catania

1 hr 23 min

Reggio Calabria

1 hr 53 min

Comiso

2 hr 4 min

Train station

Letojanni

8 min

Bus stop

Letojanni Via Nazionale

12 min

Local shops & services

Convenience store

7 min

Cafe

7 min

Pharmacy

9 min

Points of interest

Beach

Spiaggia di Mazzeo

9 min

Booking policies


House Rules

Children welcome (1-12 years)

Infants welcome (under 12 months)

Pets welcome

No smoking

No parties or events

Good to know

Arrival from 16:00

Departure before 8:00

Air con

Wifi

Cancellation policy

  • Up until

    60

    days

    Cancel at least 60 days before your check-in date for a 50% refund.

  • Not eligible for a refund once your check-in date is under 60 days away.

Host


This home is managed by Oliver

This home is managed directly by a business. A member of their staff will be your point of contact before and during your stay. Nearly twenty years ago, Oliver and his friend began curating the world's most unique and rustic getaways. Driven by their own unforgettable experience at a chateau, they have grown remarkably since then. Much like Plum, they believe in hand-picked luxury that doesn't break the bank.

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