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Hydra

A top-spec sea-view villa in Sicily oozing with style

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Hydra

Location Features Surroundings Ideal for Capo d'Orlando
Capo d'Orlando

High tech villa
Stunning sea view
Nearby beaches
Infinity pool
In-house fitness area

Tindari
Nebrodi Mountains
Cefalù
Alcantara gorges
Messina
Taormina
Mount Etna

Families
Groups
Sea and sun holidays

Sleeps
9
Bedrooms
5
Bathrooms
5

Overview

Hydra makes a statement. It is an extravagant luxury villa, with a friendly and welcoming style. Not only is it beautiful, but it's modern in every sense of the word: Hydra is the recipient of the KNX award for energy efficiency. This villa produces all of its own energy and the rooms of the house are outfitted with touch screen controls.

Hydra is a magnificent holiday home, aesthetically striking and with every possible need meticulously taken care of. Contemporary and stylish, its prize-winning commitment to energy efficiency and its extremely sophisticated technology are characteristic of the remarkably high quality of this villa.

Property

Outside: Hydra has an extraordinary setting, perched high above the area to the west of the Capo d’Orlando seaside resort, providing sensational views of the sea that reach, on clear days, as far as the Aeolian Islands. Extensive gardens surround the property, with citrus, peach, pear and apricot trees. The villa faces on to a large lawn, dotted with palm and olive trees, and alongside that, a good-sized saltwater infinity swimming pool with chromatic lighting, adjacent hydro massage jacuzzi and kids pool.

Inside: When you enter the four-floor villa via its imposing stone archway, you are immediately struck by the huge amount of light, created largely by the presence of several huge windows, many with sea views. The ground floor living space comprises several sitting areas, with fireplaces and flat screen TV’s, and one with a dining area. An extremely contemporary kitchen, all shiny surfaces and gleaming utensils, and with every mod con you can think of from a cappuccino machine to a sparkling water dispenser, leads directly to the outdoor dining area. There is also a guest bathroom on this floor.

The first floor has an internal gallery that overlooks the living room and has sea views through the huge window. There are two double bedrooms, both with en suite bathroom, and a library with a fireplace and a balcony.

From the second floor, the style becomes decidedly unforgettable! A dazzling pink bedroom boasts a circular bed – possibly enough space for two, although we’ve classified it as a single – en suite bathroom and large balcony. The master bedroom features a stunning bathroom, with large jacuzzi. An adjacent fitness area, with a running machine and exercise bike, also has a Turkish bath and state-of-the-art shower with aromatherapy and chromotherapy options.

Last but definitely not least, the top attic floor features a remarkable suite with a large open space with a double bed, sitting area, study and adjoining bathroom. Sleep under the ‘starry’ sky effect created by a blanket of LED lights embedded in the ceiling or wander out on to the spectacular balcony for the real thing. 

An internal staircase and lift (elevator) connects the four floors.

Area

Local Sights

The closest town to Hydra is lively Capo d'Orlando. Full of shops, restaurants, beach clubs and much more, it is a great town to have so close at hand. Capo d'Orlando is very popular with Italian holiday makers and you will find that many of the shops are open until late at night during the summer season.

Hydra is near several charming Sicilian towns, all of which make for great destinations for a day out. To the west you will find Cefalù, a pretty seaside town with an impressive cathedral and lovely beach. If you head east you will reach Taormina, one of Sicily's most stylish destinations. Its chic atmosphere, spectacular Greek-Roman theatre, lovely beaches and fabulous views make Taormina a very special place.

Take a drive inland towards the Nebrodi Mountains and visit the picturesque hill-top town of San Marco D'Alunzio. At the top of the hill you will find amazing views as well as an atmospheric ruin of a Norman caste - the first built in Sicily by the Normans - which is particularly charming at night with the sparkling light stretching out below.

For a quirky beach head to Tindari's Tongue of Sand. This beach is an extraordinary bank of sand that stretches 1.5 km into the sea, forming a sort of lagoon. The mainly pebbly beach is part of the Marinello Nature Reserve and is home to wonderfully clear water as well as fabulous views out towards the Aeolian Islands. The reserve is a delightful place to spend some time enjoying the water and the pretty scenery.


Local Experiences

A relaxing day on the beach is a must! There are lots of great beaches near Hydra to enjoy: choose between pebbly beaches west of Capo d'Orlando or sandier beaches towards San Gregorio. At the latter you will find many beach clubs with fun atmospheres with sunloungers and umbrellas to rent.

The Aeolian Islands are truly beautiful and are a wonderful place to visit for a day. Why not organise a boat trip to these magical islands. A relaxing day is guaranteed! Fishing, scuba diving and skippered boat excursions are also available.

Guests at Hydra are able to book an in-villa cook service. An expert chef will come to the villa and prepare delicious Sicilian meals for your party. It's a great way to enjoy Sicily's wonderful fresh produce, prepared in a traditional manner.

Messina and its surrounding region is famous for producing Sicily's best granita and Capo d'Orlando has a good selections of gelaterie and bars where you can find some delicious, cooling granita. Refresh yourself during a sunny day with a fruity version, or have a traditional Sicilian breakfast: granita with a brioche! Don't miss the pistachio granita at Giulio's. You'll find it just off the main pedestrianised area. Ask the locals if you need directions: they will know the way!

Energetic visitors to Hydra will be delighted at the assortment of fun outdoor activities that they can enjoy nearby. Go hiking in the Nebrodi Mountains and enjoy the picturesque trails and stunning views over the Tyrrhenian Sea and Aeolian Islands. There are also opportunities to take part in hikes on Mount Etna or through the Alcantara Gorge.

Extras

The pool is open to guests all year round.

Road conditions and hire car suggestions: The road leading up to the villa is very steep and narrow. We suggest that you do not rent a large car.

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Amenities

General Info

Outdoor

Indoor

Services

Accommodates (max) 9
Bedrooms 5
Double 4
Single 1
Bathrooms 5
... of which ensuite 5
Toilet 1
Pool (LxW in meters) * 14x5
Hydro-massage pool present
Children's pool present
Pool towels present
Toilet present
Private parking present
Private garden present
Veranda present
Outdoor kitchen present
Barbecue area present
Table tennis present
Turkish bath present
State-of-the-art shower present
Fitness area present
Elevator present
Air conditioning ** present
Heating ** present
Open fireplace present
Washing machine present
Iron & ironing board present
Tumble dryer present
Dishwasher present
Kettle present
Mixer present
Toaster present
Oven present
Microwave oven present
Safebox present
3D-TV / Dvd / Wii present
Sky *** present
Stereo present
Adsl Wi-Fi internet present
Piano present
Welcome pack present
Pool cleaning **** present
Final cleaning present
Daily cleaning ***** present
Linen & towels change ****** on request
Maid service on request
Cot & highchair on request
Shopping delivery on request
Breakfast delivery on request
Cook service 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

* Saltwater pool

** In all bedrooms. Underfloor air conditioning/heating has been installed throughout the villa

*** Includes Sky Entertainment, Movies, Documentaries, News

**** Once a week

***** Four hours per day (not available on Sunday)

****** 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

Palermo airport 171 km - 106 miles - 2 hr
Catania airport 196 km - 122 miles - 2 hr 15
Trapani airport 252 km - 157 miles - 2 hr 50
Comiso airport 272 km - 169 miles - 3 hr 15
Messina harbour 92 km - 57 miles - 1 hr 15
Aeolian islands ferry station 68 km - 42 miles - 1 hr
Nearest beach 10 mins driving
Supermarket 5 mins driving
Shops & restaurants 10 mins driving
Tindari bay 40 km - 25 miles - 45 min
Nebrodi mountains 57 km - 35 miles - 1 hr 20
Cefalù centre 75 km - 47 miles - 1 hr
Alcantara gorges 95 km - 59 miles - 2 hr
Messina centre 91 km - 57 miles - 1 hr 15
Taormina centre 138 km - 86 miles - 1 hr 45
Etna cable car 184 km - 114 miles - 2 hr 35

Prices

2018 Prices
2019 Prices
Period Sleeps: 9
Bedrooms: 5
06 Jan - 30 Mar 4600
31 Mar - 25 May 5100
26 May - 22 Jun 6100
23 Jun - 13 Jul 7200
14 Jul - 24 Aug 8200
25 Aug - 14 Sep 7200
15 Sep - 26 Oct 6100
27 Oct - 04 Jan 4600
Refundable Security Deposit 1000

Prices include: taxes, water, gas, electricity, daily cleaning, 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 2019. If you book now for 2019, you can take advantage of our Price Freeze promotion, which means you can book your 2019 Sicily holiday villa at 2018 price. Please contact us for availability.

Booking


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