Europe / Italy / Sicily
Set in the DOC wine region on the slopes of Mount Etna, and approximately 20 km north of Catania, the second largest city of Sicily, Villa Maude offers the ideal balance between the sea and the countryside, the traditional and the modern.
Located in an area of great natural beauty, this newly restored independent villa is a haven of calm and serenity. Crossing its gates you will think the time here stopped a while ago. The façade of the property remains in fact unchanged retaining the structure of a typical wine making facility. The interiors have been completely renovated with a contemporary eye, and this juxtaposition creates a nice and dramatic contrast. This three-story villa can accommodate a total of 8 guests, and also includes a separate annex ideal for weddings or large group celebrations.
The villa is located in a tranquil outskirt area only a 5 minute drive from the town. The beach establishments and Taormina are 30 minutes away. Its quiet location is ideal for those guests whom want to spend time relaxing at the house, touring this old wine region or visiting the eastern side of Sicily. However you envision your vacation, you will appreciate the great quality and comfort offered by Villa Maude.
From the courtyard, climbing approximately 20 steps, you will enter the sun-washed double living room with dining and sitting areas. This spacious room, with its central glass fireplace, vaulted fresco ceiling, white floor against grey walls, warm wooden table paired with canary yellow polypropylene molded chairs, boasts a timeless and fashion-forward look. The plush, white sofas act as the focal point in the space, along with the beautiful windows bringing in a lot of natural light. The modern glass fireplace and the floating shelving adds an artistic and youthful appeal. A bright and fully equipped kitchen with a central cooking island and large picture window, serves the dining room. A guest bathroom completes this floor.
The villa boast a 30,000 square feet manicured garden where a generous infinity edge salt-water swimming pool, complete with sunbeds and umbrellas, is the belle of the ball. Just next to it, a beautiful sun room with glass walls, a great space to enjoy when tired of sunbathing or willing to just lounge in the shade. An additional lovely terrace with an ancient well is located next to the kitchen, and it is an ideal place for having morning breakfast and dinners under the stars.
4 Bedrooms, 4 Bathrooms
Sleeps 8 Guests
- Hair Dryer
- Separate Kitchen
- Fully Equipped
- Off Street Parking
- Central Heating
- Al Fresco Dining
Bedroom 1 (First Floor): Queen bedroom, with walk-in closet, en-suite bathroom with double sink and large shower
Bedroom 2 (First Floor): Queen bedroom, with en-suite bathroom with shower
Bedroom 3 (Second Floor): Queen bedroom, with private adjacent bathroom with large shower
Bedroom 4 (Third Floor): Very large queen/twin bedroom with en-suite bathroom with shower
All bedrooms are equipped with air conditioning and Wi-Fi
All bathrooms are supplied with hair dryers
Infinity edge salt-water swimming pool (17 m x 10 m)
Staff and Services
Daily housekeeping service, in the afternoon
Weekly gardener and pool maintenance
Staff and Services (at Additional Cost)
Cook service upon availability
Electricity, water, A/C, and heating are included
Pets are allowed
Laundry (washing machine) for staff’s use only
Caretaker lives on the premises, privacy of the guests is guaranteed
All extra services must be paid locally, prior to departure, unless otherwise arranged
Important note regarding Chef/ Cook Services: All Chef/Cook services need to be arranged by your Concierge. Only Villa approved Chef/Cooks can be used. This also pertains to In-Villa cooking lessons.
Due to limited transportation in outlying and rural areas, a rental car is essential for stays at countryside villas in Italy. We are more than happy to arrange a car for you during your stay, please just let us know at time of booking.
Please note that Italy villas rent from Saturday to Saturday. Exceptions may be possible on a case by case basis and upon request.
The Italian government has implemented a Visitor’s Tax of €1.50 - €5.00 per person, per day and applies to all overnight stays for the first seven days in the destination. This tax is payable to the local property manager.
Most villas in Italy require the cost of extra services be paid upon arrival in cash. Please check with your Villa Specialist or Concierge for details.