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Bellasia

A gorgeous villa for large groups with an idyllic seafront setting

Have a look around Bellasia and fall in love with its style, pool and incredible location in this video. What could be better than spending a week here, relaxing in true Sicilian style!

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Bellasia

Location Features Surroundings Ideal for Letojanni
Letojanni

Direct beach access
Exclusive location
Large garden
Beautiful pool
Jacuzzi

Isola Bella beach
Taormina
Alcantara gorges
Acireale
Catania
Mount Etna

Beach holidays
Large groups
Art & culture
Foodies

Sleeps
16
Bedrooms
7
Bathrooms
6

Overview

Bellasia is an incredible villa in Sicily, with a fantastic seafront location, gorgeous facilities and a chic and comfortable design. Bellasia has a stylish past, being the location for many great parties in the 1960s. Indeed, Greta Garbo is known to have visited the villa many times with her friends.

Property

Relax and unwind at this simply stunning villa in Letojanni, right on the sea shore. Dating from the 1830s, Bellasia has been lovingly restored and is rich in every comfort needed to spend an effortlessly enjoyable break in Sicily.

Outside:

Surrounded by a phenomenal garden with direct access onto a pebbly beach, Bellasia was made for chic al fresco living. Choose from shady spots under beautiful palm trees or ancient olive trees and enjoy the sound of the sea throughout these wonderful grounds. There is plenty of space for all guests at the villa as the garden stretches out. With it's gorgeous back drop of the sea, you will want to spend all of your time in the spectacular outside space.

A raised terrace is home to a magnificent swimming pool, a jacuzzi for up to seven, an outdoor kitchen, and a picturesque dining area. There are several sun loungers that surround the pool making this terrace perfect for relaxing. Prepare delicious meals using produce from the vegetable garden found directly behind the outdoor kitchen - your meal couldn't get any fresher than that!

The rest of the garden is full of shady spots, comfortable seats and hammocks where you can while away your time under the Sicilian sun. There is also a second gazebo outside the main house with another dining table, a lovely spot for a glass of wine.

After the sun sets, the lights go up. The gardens become even more atmospheric with a series of outdoor lights. You are sure to enjoy an aperitivo on the terrace in this magical environment.

For many, the highlight of this villa is the direct access to the beach. Step through a gate from the garden and you are ready to dive into the water straight away. Morning, noon or night.

Please note that renting this villa does not guarantee total privacy. The grounds are overlooked by other properties.

Inside:

Main House
Enter the Main House into the relatively small - but perfectly formed - kitchen, which is well stocked with everything you might need during you stay. The charming ground floor sitting room, with a beautiful open fireplace, is a lovely spot for reading and relaxing. The quirky dining room has two dining tables, one large and one small, and has some original features - such as the villa's wine press - that refer back to the villa's historic agriculture use. There is also access to the garden and one of the gazebos from the sitting room. Walk up the staircase and you will discover a small sitting room, half way between the ground floor and the first, that is perfect for taking a break from the heat of the day. The first floor has two double bedrooms, both with en suite bathrooms with showers. Both of these bedrooms are spacious, and have great views. From one you can see the sea, and the other enjoys a lovely vista of the garden.

The main house also has two bedrooms on the first floor that are accessible from a separate outside staircase. The two bedrooms form a quadruple suite, ideal for families with a twin bedroom, a double bedroom and a bathroom that all lead on from one another.

Guest House
The Guest House, set a little apart, has three delightful double bedrooms. Set slightly raised from the ground floor, the guest house is centred around a hallway, with a small table. The three bedrooms radiate from this hallway. One double bedroom has an en suite bathroom with a shower, whilst the other two doubles - both with sea views - share a bathroom. The Guest House also has a small covered balcony.

Suite
The suite is a self-contained loft-style apartment ideal for a couple. Found on the ground floor of the Guest House, the Suite is a wonderful space for members of your party who would like a touch more space. Open-plan in design, the Suite has its own living/dining area, a small, but well-equipped kitchen, a double bed and a bathroom with shower.

Area

Local Sights

With the beach right on your doorstep, it may be hard to leave the luxury and comfort of Bellasia, but there is so much to see in the surrounding towns and villages that it is well worth the effort.

Letojanni is the nearest town to the villa. The friendly seaside town has a good selection of restaurants and bars, as well as shops for daily essentials. It is a ideal base to have during your holiday in Sicily.

Bellasia is only 15 minutes away from Taormina: one of Sicily's top holiday destinations, known for its beauty and elegance. Imagine a charming and picturesque city centre with fabulous views over Mount Etna and the Ionian Sea, full of good restaurants, bars and home to some beautiful beaches like Isola Bella and Mazzarò. Taormina is really a dream destination.

The hill-top town of Castelmola is also not too far from the villa. From this pretty town you can take in extraordinary views of the surrounding countryside. The town is famous for its almond wine, which should definitely be tried! Wander through the narrow streets and visit some of its great restaurants.

Mount Etna is an unforgettable sight, and is one that dominates the local landscape. As Europe's highest active volcano, Etna is a popular place to visit. A National Park since the 1980s, Mount Etna is a wonderful place to see some of Sicily's breathtaking natural beauty and observe some great flora and fauna.

For a taste of a bustling contemporary city look no further than Catania. At only 60km from the villa, Catania is a great choice for when you want a break from the beach. The town has a vibrant atmosphere and many great sights to see, such as the Fontane dell'Elefante in the Piazza del Duomo. Visit some of the city's great restaurants and bars for a gastronomic treat.


Local Experiences

With Bellasia's fantastic seafront location, you could also enjoy a day out on the sea. Boat trips can be organised, or yacht rentals arranged. Get to know the beautiful Sicilian coast from a different perspective, by spending a day on the sea, discovering pretty bays and swimming in crystal clear water without the crowds.

Learn the secrets of beautiful Taormina with a guided tour of this fascinating town. With a history that stretches back to the ancient Greeks, a tour of Taormina will open your eyes to the treasures found within. Visit the beautiful Greek-Roman theatre with its spectacular views, find out about the town's artistic heritage and soak up the atmosphere walking through its charming streets.

Other towns to visit, perhaps with the guide of a local expert, are Savoca and Forza d'Agrò. Made famous by being the location of the filming of certain scenes from The Godfather, these towns are extremely pretty and are well worth a look if you want to see a more traditional side of rural Sicilian life. For true fans of the film we can help arrange a Godfather tour of the local area, perhaps in a Fiat 500?

If your idea of heaven is a glass or two of good wine then you are certainly in the right place: the slopes of Etna are home to some of Sicily's best wineries. You can enjoy a tour of some of these wineries, where you will visit the cellars, taste the wines and learn about the vinification process.

East Sicily has some wonderful food, and you could enjoy a private cook service at the villa. Book a Cook and a local chef will come and prepare a fantastic meal for your party. Using the freshest ingredients, and wonderful traditional recipes, an in-villa cook service is bound to be a popular choice. If you would like to learn the tricks of the trade in Sicilian cooking then soloSicily can also help arrange a cookery lesson at a local school.

Catania has a wonderful food culture, and a Street Food Tour is a great way to discover the town's specialities. Book a tour and get to know the city, and its delicious food! It is a real treat for food-lovers and a great way to spend the day!

Nature lovers are spoilt for choice in this area. The Alcantara Gorges are also nearby. Here you can enjoy spectacular views of the river Alcantara running through basalt canyons, and you can discover many waterfalls and pools that are perfect for a swim.

Extras

The pool is open to guests from 30th March to 26th October.

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Amenities

General Info

Outdoor

Indoor

Services

Accommodates (max) 16
Main house bedrooms 3
Main house double 2
Main house quadruple 1
Main house bathrooms 3
... of which ensuite 3
Toilet 1
Guest house bedrooms 3
Guest house double 3
Guest house bathrooms 2
... of which ensuite 1
Suite bedroom 1
Suite double 1
Suite bathroom 1
Direct beach access present
Pool (LxW in meters) 10x5
Heated Jacuzzi present
Pool shower present
Pool towels present
Hammock present
Bluetooth speakers by the pool present
Private parking present
Private garden present
Vegetable garden present
Gazebo present
Veranda present
Outdoor kitchen present
Barbecue area present
Air conditioning present
Heating present
Open fireplace * present
Washing machine present
Iron & ironing board present
Dishwasher present
Kettle present
Mixer present
Toaster present
Oven present
Microwave oven present
Coffee machine present
Satellite TV / Dvd present
Adsl Wi-Fi internet present
Welcome pack present
Pool cleaning present
Jacuzzi cleaning present
Final cleaning present
Daily cleaning present
Laundry & ironing on request
Linen & towels change ** present
Cot & highchair on request
Shopping delivery on request
Cook service on request
Cooking classes on request
Guided tours on request
Wine experiences on request
Transfer on request
Boat & yacht rental on request
present present on request on request not available not available

* Only in the Main House

** A mid-week towels change is included; weekly linen/towel changes and a cleaning service are included for multiple-week bookings

Distances

Transport Links

Surrounding Area

Catania airport 66 km - 41 miles - 1 hr
Comiso airport 142 km - 88 miles - 1 hr 55
Palermo airport 302 km - 188 miles - 3 hr 20
Trapani airport 380 km - 236 miles - 4 hr 25
Nearest beach on your door step
Supermarket 5 mins driving
Shops & restaurants 5 mins driving
Taormina cable car 10 mins driving
Taormina centre 5 mins in the cable car
Forza d'Agrò centre 9 km - 5 miles - 15 mins
Castelmola centre 14 km - 9 miles - 35 mins
Savoca centre 13 km - 8 miles - 25 mins
Alcantara gorges 24 km - 15 miles - 35 mins
Acireale centre 42 km - 26 miles - 40 mins
Messina centre 51 km - 31 miles - 40 mins
Catania centre 53 km - 33 miles - 50 mins
Etna cable car 54 km - 34 miles - 1 hr 10

Prices

2019 Prices
2020 Prices

Exclusive use of the villa is guaranteed on reduced occupancy villa bookings, regardless of the number of bedrooms or cottages you use.

Period Main House
Sleeps: 8
Bedrooms: 3
+ Guest House
Sleeps: 12
Bedrooms: 5
Whole property
Sleeps: 16
Bedrooms: 7
05 Jan - 24 May 4875 6400 7950
25 May - 12 Jul 7115 9620 11870
13 Jul - 23 Aug 14110 14110 14110
24 Aug - 20 Sep 6670 8700 10190
21 Sep - 25 Oct 5570 7120 8790
26 Oct - 13 Dec 4870 6400 7950
14 Dec - 03 Jan 5570 7120 8790
Refundable Security Deposit 1000 2000 2000

Prices include: taxes, water, gas, electricity, daily cleaning, mid-week towels change, bath towels, linen, pool or beach towels, welcome pack and our 24/7 local support during your stay at our property.

We are currently taking bookings for 2020. If you book now for 2020, you can take advantage of our Price Freeze promotion, which means you can book your 2020 Sicily holiday villa at 2019 price. Please contact us for availability.

Booking


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