Villa Arancio Valle can accommodate a group of up to 24 guests in 12 very comfortable bedrooms; all enjoy air-conditioning with en suite bathrooms. Positioned on the East coast of Sicily in the area of Riposto, between the lively city of Catania and ancient Taormina (both reachable by car in just 20-30 minutes), this luxury villa rental in Sicily dominates a lush citrus valley that sweeps down to the deep blue Ionian Sea. The stately architecture of the mansion and its rustic outbuildings are enclosed within a well-tended garden with impressive terraces. Aromatic Mediterranean herbs and an array of terracotta pots brimming with lemons, palms, and small olive trees create a particularly relaxing effect. The estate is composed of two houses: the main villa dating back to 1850, with its ornate terraces and spacious living areas, and the second house, a roomy, luxurious annex that can sleep up to eight guests independently in supreme comfort. Down a private driveway the villa guarantees complete privacy and offers ample parking outside the main entrance of the villa’s main doors. Included in the cost of the villa is a full time domestic staff, 4-6 staff depending on the size of the group: maids, waiter, cook, and gardener. It is elegant and extremely cozy and welcoming. While guests enjoy the large garden and swimming pool area they are spoiled by the views of the sea (directly in front of the villa), orange and mandarin groves (all around the property), and Mount Etna, Europe’s oldest, active volcano (behind the property).
Villa Arancio Valle is found down a private driveway. It guarantees complete privacy and offers ample parking outside the main entrance of the villa’s main doors. The main entrance of the Villa (6,200 sq. ft) opens into a stone-floor corridor where a small lily fountain and large pottery urns await its guests. The corridor reveals 3 doors – the first leading into the large kitchen, the second, into the main part of the villa, and the third into the first external dining area and large, lounge terrace. Entering into the main villa takes you, once again, down a small corridor. A staircase jetting out from the left brings you up 21 steps to the first set of 4 bedrooms. The main corridor, however, continues into the main dining room (to the left), boasting its original stone arch ceilings and large, iron candelabra and a large oval table comfortably seating 12 guests. The right side of the corridor leads to the main living room, through a small foyer with large, stone fireplace. The large living room is clearly divided into two, distinct sitting areas. Both sitting areas, offering ample seating on large, comfortable couches, stately armchairs, and duvets, are filled with art, coffee tables, lamps, rugs, pottery, bookshelves, and décor. One side of the living room offers a T.V. with DVD player and stereo, while the other, a very large, stone fireplace. It is a very cozy and welcoming setting. Windows on both sides of the living room exit onto different external areas of the garden and make for a lovely cross breeze. Exiting the living room to one side will bring you to the main, external dining lounge & terrace, which is filled with numerous seating areas (armchairs, benches and sofas) and offers a large, oval dining table under a shaded garden gazebo. Exiting the living room to the other side leads you down the external corridor from where you can access the dependence and its garden areas.
The living room also offers access, from one side, into a very large room, ideal for large receptions, dinners, parties, or conferences. This conference room also boasts two ½ bathrooms. Wireless, high speed Internet is also found in this wing of the house (living room, conference room, dining room). The south side of the living room brings you to a set of stairs, which leads to the 3 bedrooms found on the left wing of the house.
The first well-equipped kitchen is part of the main building, it is found at the beginning of the corridor, which leads into the main part of the house. It has a large, island kitchen, with prep table found in the middle of the room. This kitchen has 2 ovens, and 8-range stovetop, several refrigerators, a large freezer, and a brick oven found off of the main entrance. The second kitchen (description below) is located in the dependence wing of the property.
Up 17 steps the first bedroom of 3 bedrooms found on the left wing of the house is large and spacious with an en suite bathroom (as every bedroom is), air conditioning, a closet corridor, dresser, desk, and small bedside tables. Most bedrooms are carpeted or have large rugs that allow for comfortable walking barefoot. The bathrooms differ, however, some are larger and more modern, and most offer both a bathtub and separate shower. Very comfortable, the 2nd and 3rd bedrooms on the left wing are up an ulterior 5 steps from the first bedroom, and share a common sitting room, which is a precursor to each bedroom.
The first 4 bedrooms found up the flight of steps off of the main corridor entrance to the villa, offer 3 bedrooms all with 2-twin beds (one with shower, two with both shower and bath) and the 4th bedroom with a queen bed, shower, bath, and terrace overlooking the enormous orange and mandarin groves, the sea, and the pool deck to the extreme north east. This wing of the house also offers a separate, ½ bathroom.
The luxurious dependence (3,000 sq. ft) features four, very comfortable bedrooms (three bedrooms with 2-twin beds each and one with a double bed), each with en-suite changing room and bathroom with both tub and shower. The dependence is fully independent, with its own, large kitchen and dining area (dishwasher, double oven, 5-range stovetop, large refrigerator, freezer and wood oven) and a comfortable living room with satellite TV and DVD player, large fireplace, desk and various sofas and armchairs as well as an oval breakfast table. Both the living room and kitchen have French windows opening to the garden and the dependence’s external dining area. The dependence has air conditioning everywhere – from the entrance corridor to the living room to the bedrooms.
Full staff included with rental, 4-6 staff depending on the size of the group with maids, waiter, cook, and gardener. Breakfast is also included, and linen changes are once per week. Food and beverages costs are not included and will be charged.