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Don Mimi Guarnaschelli



Description


Welcome to Don Mimi Guarnaschelli Villa, which is a breathtaking historic 6-bedroom property located in the center of Taormina, Sicily and is represented by Exceptional Villas, the leading luxury villa rental company as supported by Trustpilot reviews. This stunning property which in the past played host to King Edward VIII of England, Hollywood stars, intellectuals, and politicians alike, can now, after careful restoration, be the site of an unforgettable Italian escape. This breathtaking villa is one of the most incredible properties we have on offer in Sicily , with an unparalleled location, majestic views, and historic charm. The blend of modern comforts and old-world glamour makes this property the perfect getaway for even the most discerning of guests.

The property makes a dramatic impact from the moment you drive onto the grounds. The Liberty-style villa is encompassed by a manicured private park and panoramic terrace overlooking Isola Bella, a small azure bay sometimes known as the Pearl of the Ionian Sea. A stunning infinity pool with a whirlpool corner was added during the last renovation and is a beautiful spot to sit out in the afternoon, admiring the ocean views. There is a stylish pool deck where you can lie out, basking in the glorious midday heat, reading a book, or working on your suntan.

Aside from the pool and the pool deck, there are several areas in the garden designed for you and your guests to enjoy, be it lounging with a glass of wine in the afternoon, dining al fresco, or indulging in the wonderful Italian concept of pleasant idleness known as "dolce far niente". Having various outdoor seating options is perfect for a group of friends or couples traveling together, looking to benefit from some independence during the day.

The villa boasts sophisticated social spaces that are perfectly designed to create a welcoming and harmonious atmosphere and are perfectly appointed for entertaining. There is a cozy library with an impressive working fireplace where you can enjoy a quiet moment or catch up on work if necessary. There is a formal drawing room with an adjacent smaller sitting room and a comfortable living room, all brimming with exquisite antiques, custom furniture, luxurious fabrics, as well as impressive heirlooms, artifacts, and wall art belonging to the villa's aristocratic owners' private collection. Each of the rooms opens out onto the stunning terrace, allowing you and your guests to maximize your time outdoors in the glorious weather and flow seamlessly between the spaces.

There is an elegant dining room where you and your family can share formal sit-down meals in the evening. If you don't feel like spending your whole holiday cooking, a private chef can be organized to prepare a spread of the best food in Italy for you and your guests to savor at home on the evenings you don't feel like venturing out. There is a fully equipped kitchen where you can try to replicate some of your favorite meals at home. These spaces have been designed for unwinding in, making Don Mimi Guarnaschelli the perfect space to get away from the stresses of day-to-day life and embrace the relaxed pace of Sicilian life.

THE BEDROOMS AND BATHROOMS

The villa’s dramatic flair and elegant furnishings can also be found in the bedrooms. Bold colour and patterns provide the rooms with a sense of grandeur in keeping with the historic nature of the property. The antique furniture is complimented by rich fabrics, wall art and panoramic views. The bathrooms are equally exceptional in style, with each en suite featuring beautiful tiling and detailing.

Bedroom 1 Master: Queen bedroom with panoramic view, en suite bathroom with shower
Bedroom 2: Queen bedroom with panoramic view, en suite bathroom with shower
Bedroom 3: Queen bedroom with panoramic view, en suite bathroom with shower
Bedroom 4: Queen bedroom with panoramic view, en suite bathroom with jacuzzi tub and hand-held shower
Bedroom 5: Queen bedroom with panoramic view, shared bathroom with jacuzzi tub and hand-held shower
Bedroom 6: Queen bedroom with panoramic view, shared bathroom with jacuzzi tub and hand-held shower

All bedrooms have air conditioned, satellite TV and Wi-fi internet; all bathrooms are provided with hair dryers.

The town of Taormina is one of the most famous towns on the island of Sicily. Set atop Mount Tauro from nearly any point of the city, you can take in the magnificent views of the turquoise Mediterranean below and the nearby smoldering volcano Mt Etna. Renowned for its storied past, the town is overflowing with incredible architecture. Our concierge service can organize a private guide to take you through the town, regaling you with tales of its exciting history.

One of the spots not to be missed is the famous Greek theater, which is home to the "Taorima Arte", the annual art and theatre festival. The town is a haven for tourists looking to enjoy the range of incredible food, local restaurants, and bars. The rest of the island is within easy driving distance for fun day trips and excursions. With many beautiful walks and unspoiled beaches to visit, a good pair of walking shoes, as well as swimwear, are key additions to your Italy packing list . Between the temperate climate, exceptional scenery, and friendly locals, you will leave your vacation wishing you had booked a longer stay on this gorgeous island.

AMENITIES
• Individual air conditioning units and central heating
• Sat smart TVs with Netflix streaming
• Wi-Fi Internet
• Washing machine
• Dishwasher
• Electric BBQ
• Private infinity pool (salt water, depth 110 – 150 cm – it can be heated for an extra)
• Security system with cameras in external areas, private garden, private parking for two

RATES INCLUDE
• All utilities, including A/C, and final cleaning
• Unlimited Wi-Fi internet access (available indoor and outdoor)
• Daily housekeeping service 6 hrs/day, including Sunday
• Mid-week change of bath and bed linen (Wed)
• Full gardening and pool cleaning service

RATES DO NOT INCLUDE
• Extra housekeeping at € 35/hour
• Personal laundry service at € 35 /hour
• Pool heating € 1,300/week (to be confirmed at the time of booking or 30 days before)
• Cook services
• Cost of food and beverage

IMPORTANT INFORMATION
• Security Deposit: € 3,000 to be remitted at the time of balance and returned to the guests locally at the time of check-out.
• Events are permitted upon authorization – event fees apply
• Staff lives on premises, guests’ privacy is guaranteed
• Non-smoking villa
• Pets not allowed
• Check-in: between 4:00 pm – 7:00 pm; Check-out: before/by 10:00 am
• All extras must be paid in cash locally, prior to departure

LOCATION DETAILS
• Nearest Airport: Catania Fontanarossa 55 min
• Taormina: within walking distance (10 min on foot)
• Nearest major city: Siracusa 1 h 25 min
• Nearest beach: 7 min to the cable car to reach Mazzarò Beach; 15 min





Location


Via Guardiola Vecchia, 44, 98039 Taormina ME, Italy
Nearest airport Catania Airport
66 km
Nearest beach Spiaggia di Isola Bella 1 km
Nearest restaurant Trattoria Da Nino 550 meters

Amenities


  • Bedroom(s): 6 ( Sleeps 12 )
    4 Queen, 2 Queen with en-suite
  • Bathroom(s): 5
    2 Baths, 5 Showers, 5 Wash basins, 5 Toilets, 1 Jacuzzi/Hot tub
  • General facilities: Electricity, Electronic Security, Garden, Garden View, Parking, Pool, Terrace, Water supply, Wifi
  • Indoor facilities: Air conditioning, All Bedrooms Air Conditioned, Dishwasher, Luxury Finishes, Private Jacuzzi, TV, Washing Machine
  • Outdoor facilities: Bbq, Parking, Restaurants nearby, Sea Views, Sun Loungers, Swimming pool
  • Services: Concierge Service, Daily maid service, Final Cleaning, Gardener, Laundry extra, Linen provided, Personal Chef Extra, Towels provided
  • Access: Off-road parking, Stairs

Activities


  • Local activities: Fine Dining, Hiking, Shopping, Swimming, Walking, Water Sports

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- Nightly rate Weekly Min. Stay Change-over
Rate summary € 3,264 - € 5,280 € 22,850 - € 36,960 7 Nights -
23-Jul-2022 - 19-Aug-2022 € 5,280 € 36,960 7 Nights -
20-Aug-2022 - 23-Sep-2022 € 5,006 € 35,040 7 Nights -
24-Sep-2022 - 21-Oct-2022 € 4,087 € 28,610 7 Nights -
22-Oct-2022 - 26-Nov-2022 € 3,264 € 22,850 7 Nights -
Provisional 2023 25-Jun-2023 - 22-Jul-2023 € 5,006 € 35,040 7 Nights -
Provisional 2023 23-Jul-2023 - 19-Aug-2023 € 5,280 € 36,960 7 Nights -
Provisional 2023 20-Aug-2023 - 23-Sep-2023 € 5,006 € 35,040 7 Nights -
Provisional 2023 24-Sep-2023 - 21-Oct-2023 € 4,087 € 28,610 7 Nights -
22-Oct-2023 - 26-Nov-2023 € 3,264 € 22,850 7 Nights -

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    • Type: Villa
    • Sleeps: 12
    • Bedroom(s): 6
    • Bathroom(s): 5
    • Board: Self Catering
    • Long term rentals: No
    • Pets: No
    • Children: Yes, great for kids
    • Wheelchair: No
    • Eldery or infirm: Not suitable
    • Holiday type: Family, Sea Views, Walk to Beach