Borgo Aranci

Sicily, Taormina, Fiumefreddo

    • Sleeps 18 Guests
    • Bedrooms 10 Bedrooms
    • Bathrooms 6 Bathrooms
    • Floor area sq m 390 m2
    • Pool
    • WiFi
    • Air con
    • Daily maid
    • Cook
    • Terrace
    • Fireplace
    • Dog welcome
    • Airport distance:
      Catania 52 km-33 miles/40 min
      Palermo 278 km-173 miles/3 hrs
      Trapani 359 km-223 miles/4 hrs

    € 3600 - 6950 per week

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    Overview

    Heavy scent of orange blossom and sparkling fireworks ...

    This spacious property is located in one of Sicily's most coveted regions: it sits ot the east coast, at the foot of the magestic Etna Mountain, Europe's tallest active volcano, just 3 km from the sea and 17 km from Taormina, Sicily's most famous tourist resort. Borgo Aranci is a well-kept group of farmhouses set amongst a fragrant organic orange grove. The houses date back to the 18th century and have been beautifully restored and lovingly furnished. The property boasts far reaching views onto countless orange trees with the blue sea beyond, the mighty Etna, occasionally providing a sparkling fireworks show, and the Taormina hills to the north.

    An electronic entrance gate leads to the 3 ha property. As you make your way down the long drive you will see orange trees as far as the eye can see until you reach the houses with it´s simple facades, sun-bleached walls and dark green shutters. On arrival your focus will turn to the immaculate lawns and the inviting pool. Although there are three buildings, making it excellent for large parties, we only rent it for exclusive use, so you will never share pool or grounds with other guests if you rent the property at the normal listing price. You are welcome to choose if renting the property for a group of 10, 14 or 18 people. Rented all houses a total of 10 bedrooms (8 doubles/twins and 2 single bedrooms) and 6 baths are at your disposal.

    Fine materials, typical for the region, have been used for the restauration: the floors were laid with hand-made, square terracotta tiles in warm colors. Polished, silvery-gray lava stone has been used for the terrace. The kitchen cupboards are made of white, enameled, fired slabs of lava. Hand-painted tiles decorate the white ceramic panels on the bathroom and kitchen walls. The terraces have shadow roofs, are equipped with beautiful garden furniture, and there is a stone barbecue.

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    The property is reached by a long track running through the organic orange groves and boasts fabulous views in all directions. The pool is 2 m deep. It offers a magnificent view of the grove and the sea. There are plenty of shaded areas for al fresco dining and relaxing whilst enjoying the views of the surrounding countryside and the sea. Guests are welcome to make use of herbs, fruit and vegetables from the estate's organic kitchen garden. The grove is full of many different fruit trees from peaches and cherries to pears, apricots and figs. Enjoy your breakfast orange juice fresh from the tree - from October to April.

    Daily maid service and cook available on request. The discreet and helpful owners usually occupy a fourth property on the estate but the use of the gardens and swimming pool remain exclusive to guests. A motorway running several hundred metres behind the house does not impair the fabulous view, but may be audible if the wind is blowing out to sea. In our opinion, and in those of clients that have stayed here, it does not disturb. The oranges in the grove are harvested, those from the trees near the house are left hanging. The orange harvest takes place between mid April and mid May, and during this time, the nearby country road witnesses a rise in traffic, namely the vehicles transporting the oranges. 

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    About the region

    Situated near the town of Fiumefreddo about half way between Catania and Taormina, Borgo Aranci is a good base from which to visit Taormina, Catania, Mount Etna and the various fascinating villages on its flanks.

    Taormina, the pearl of Sicily, is 14 miles (20 minute drive) away. Taormina is wonderful blend of Greek, Roman, Arab and Baroque architecture. It sits high on a hill, overlooking one of the most beautiful landscapes in the world. Views are dramatic and spectacular. The ancient Greek amphitheater puts on plays every night during the summer months. In town, picturesque alleys and half-flights of steps are lined with elegant boutiques and restaurants. With ancient monuments, flowered courtyards, tiny alleys, cafés, restaurants, shops, and tourists from all over the world, it's easy to see why Taormina is considered one of Sicily's most beautiful towns.

    There are also several charming fishing villages and some nice beaches nearby. The drive to the beach is easy and quick. The next spot for bathing is Marina di Cottone (3 km). The lava shingle beach is 7 km long and has crystal clear water. The beaches of Fiumefreddo and Marina di Cottone have received several consecutive "Bandiere Blu", attesting to the cleanliness of the water and their general ecological excellence. The beaches are either free of charge or equipped with comfortable lidos open from June to mid September. The Taormina beaches are particularly attractive.

    An 18-hole golf course is about 40 minutes drive away. Further afield, Syracuse, the baroque towns of the Noto valley, the quiet beaches of Vendicari and Capo Passero to the south and Messina to the north are all comfortably reachable for day trips. Excursions to Palermo and Cefalu, to the fabulous mosaics at the Piazza Armerina and the wonderful temple of Agrigento are only some of the many attractive destinations.

    Your daily shopping can be done in Fiumefreddo. Fiumefreddo also has a bar, a pizzeria and a cinema (open-air cinema during the summer months).

    This spot is one of the wealthiest and probably best regions in Sicily. The earth is rich - there is no lack of water and the area profits from a unique micro-climate: the high mountain protects it from the cold north winds in winter - daytime temperatures rarely fall below 20°, even in the coolest months (December, January, February). Bathing is possible from April to October and sunbathing even at at Christmas. In the height of summer, the ice and snow-capped peaks provide a cool breeze on the long, hot evenings.

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    Guests Reviews

    Our Guests Reviews

    Amazing out of this world
    Left on Jun 22, 2018 for a stay in Jun 2018
    Wonderful relaxing place I really didn’t want to leave. Amazing! Beautiful villa, well kept stunning gardens and pool cleaned daily. Kitchen well equipped and as for the hosts well they just made our stay! So helpful and friendly and went out of their way for us... totally made our stay. Will definitely be back. Thank you!
    A. Sardo, September 2018

    We spent a long and lovely weekend at Borgo degli Aranci. It was a wonderful stay. The accommodation was excellent-spacious and tidy-and Guendalina and Pino the perfect hosts, The villa is surrounded by a romantic orange grove with a spectacular view of the sea and the Etna volcano. It is beautifully located the sea-Taormina Castel mola or the volcano can be reached in a short car trip.
    Thank you Guendalina and Pino, we will be back soon.
    Paolo, September 2014

    Borgo degli Aranci is a superb location, in between the sea and Mount Etna, and Taormina is just 15 minutes drive. The villas are furnished to high standard, very clean and quiet. The host, Guenda and Guido, have been very helpful in order to get the best possible time in the area (infos, excursion, generally very warm). Great welcome drinks/snaks on terrace with the sea on your left and Etna on your right…. Views of both sea and mountains are just superb. The property is the perfect placed to find yourself (in case you got lost..) in full harmony and peace. The pool its for kids and friends, and the sea is just a 5 minutes drive, very very nice, quiet and clean , in particular Lido Mare Kambo.. super cool, with an excellent restaurant and host, Daniela.
    Finally, an holiday to remember and to re-do as soon as possible! 
    Andrea, July 2014

    Our family of 13 had an amazing one week stay at Villa Borgo degli Aranci to celebrate our 50th wedding anniversary.
    Not only was our hostess Guendalina warm and welcoming but she, helped us get the best of Sicily in the short time we had. Not only did she stock the houses with breakfast provisions but arranged a welcoming meal for us offering to pick up wines for us at a winery which we later visited for a very enjoyable tasting complete with more tastes of Sicily. She inquired about the foods we wanted to try and hence a great meal with Arancini,meats and a pasta with eggplant from the organic garden on the property as well as the wonderful gelato that made the children very happy!
    We were encouraged to use the organic herbs, vegetables and oranges on the property and the children with great enthusiasm, picked and made orange juice every day. We were all delighted with the beautiful pool that overlooked the sea and Mt Etna during this very hot week.
    The houses were fully equipped and just as pictured. Guenda also helped us navigate the area arranging a perfect beach day and restaurent meal. The Villa is in a perfect location as it is close to Catania, Taorimina, where we all enjoyed a cooking class and Mt Etna, where we toured in a jeep with guide... We wished for more time at this very comfortable and beautifully restored farmhouse with views of the sea and Mountains as well as the excellent hospitality of Guenda and her family.
    Thank you again Guenda and family for an unforgettable holiday.
    The Winkler Family USA, July 2014

    Our visit was wonderful!
 Thank you so much for helping making our trip so easy and enjoyable. We rented Borgo Aranci and it couldn't have been a more splendid place. The houses are spacious and well organized, the swimming pool and the well-kept garden are perfect to enjoy the warm and sunny weather of Sicily. Very nice property and very nice owners! We had a great time! Location is perfect near Taormina, Messina, Catania and Syracuse. I would highly recommend this place for friends or a families.
    C. Ness, October 2012 

    Herrliches Anwesen, viel Platz, guter Service, zu empfehlen!
    B. Gärtner, September 2012

    Hi Ute and Bettina, 
    The welcome at the villa was very good and comprehensive. The cooks that were arranged for us were excellent (the Parmigiana di melanzane was delicious!!). The villa catered for all our needs the only problem we had was the hotwater seemed to trip the switch every now and again. Overall we all had a great holiday in Sicily and thanks for your assistance in making this possible for us.
    C. Simpson, June 2012

    Dear Bettina,
    First of all we want to thank you for your help in making the arrangements for our stay at Borgo Aranci. The location with the view of Mt Etna was amazing. We found the house comfortable and Salvatore (caretaker) very helpful. You may want to pass on to the owners of the property that the instructions for the clothes washer were not there and we had a difficult time interpreting the dials. On the whole we certainly enjoyed being there and would not hesitate to recommend it to our friends.
    S. Rodinon, March 2012

    Dear Hidden Italy Team,

    Just a short mail to give you some feedback about our stay in Sicily last month. We enjoyed the place very much and the owners were charming indeed. The area is interesting, the facilities are more than ok.
 Thanks and regards,

    P. van Perlstein, August 2005

    I simply wanted to say that our visit in Sicily at the Orange Garden was a lovely experience for our family and we readily recommend it. 

    B. Gazzolo, July 2004

    Hello,
    I would like to say that we really liked the house and that we are very satisfied. Everything went well and we enjoyed our vacations. I wrote few words in French for the owner, would you be kind enough to pass on my message to her ? Thank you !
    Bonjour Madame Auteri,
    Nous sommes très heureux de notre séjour en Sicile. Votre propriété est l'élément important de la réussite de nos vacances et nous tenons à vous en remercier. Le personnel présent est très aimable et procure un sentiment de sécurité. Nous n'avons que de beaux souvenirs et que de belles photos !!! Encore une fois, merci !
    J. Charbonneau, July 2003

    Amenities

    HOLIDAY HOME AMENITIES
    • Pool: 5 x 12m 
    • Air conditioning in all bedrooms (except the ground floor single bedroom of Cedro
    • Fan in the ground floor single bedroom of Cedro
    • Internet WIFI connection
    • Fireplace
    • Satellite TV
    • DVD player
    • CD-stereo
    • Fridge with freezer
    • Stove with oven
    • Dishwasher
    • Washing machine (also used by the villa manager)
    • Terraces in front of the houses Cedro and Mandarino
    • Barbecue grill
    • Garden
    • Electronic entrance gate 
    • Largely enclosed property
    • Car park inside the property under orange trees
    Touring ideas

    Fiumefreddo (bar, pizzeria, grocery shop) 2 km
    Motorini and bike rental 2 km
    Marina di Cottone (beach) 3 km
    Mascali (habour, boat rental) 7 km
    Taormina 17 km
    Arcireale 30 km
    Catania 52 km
    Siracusa 90 km
    Piazza Armerina 100 km
    Caltagirone 100 km
    Cefalu 160 km
    Palermo 190 km
    Agrigento 200 km

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    Activities

    SPORTS

    Swimming
    Windsurf 15 km
    Diving 15 km
    Sailing 15 km
    Water skiing 15 km
    Tennis court 15 km
    Golf course (18 wholes) 30 km

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    Choose your holiday home

    10 people / Cedro

    CEDRO with terrace (sleeps 10 / 205 sqm):
    Ground floor: 1 living/dining room, 1 kitchen, 1 bathroom, 1 single bedroom.
    Upper floor: 3 double bedrooms, 1 twin bedroom (can be prepared as double bedroom), 1 single bedroom all sharing 2 bathrooms.

    Request Booking10 people / Cedro
    05 Jan 2019 - 20 Apr 2019
    13 Oct 2019 - 07 Dec 2019
    3600 EUR
    20 Apr 2019 - 29 Jun 2019
    31 Aug 2019 - 12 Oct 2019
    4200 EUR
    29 Jun 2019 - 31 Aug 2019
    07 Dec 2019 - 04 Jan 2020
    5200 EUR

    14 people / Cedro+Mandarino

    CEDRO with terrace (sleeps 10 / 205 sqm):
    Ground floor: 1 living/dining room, 1 kitchen, 1 bathroom, 1 single bedroom.
    Upper floor: 3 double bedrooms, 1 twin bedroom (can be prepared as double bedroom), 1 single bedroom all sharing 2 bathrooms.

    MANDARINO with terrace (sleeps 4 / 70 sqm):
    Ground floor: 1 living/dining room, 1 kitchen, 1 twin bedroom with exit to the terrace, 1 double bedroom with exit to the terrace, 1 bathroom.

    Request Booking14 people / Cedro+Mandarino
    05 Jan 2019 - 20 Apr 2019
    13 Oct 2019 - 07 Dec 2019
    4400 EUR
    20 Apr 2019 - 29 Jun 2019
    31 Aug 2019 - 12 Oct 2019
    5200 EUR
    29 Jun 2019 - 31 Aug 2019
    07 Dec 2019 - 04 Jan 2020
    5950 EUR

    18 people / Cedro+Mandarino+Pompelmo

    CEDRO with terrace (sleeps 10 / 205 sqm):
    Ground floor: 1 living/dining room, 1 kitchen, 1 bathroom, 1 single bedroom.
    Upper floor: 3 double bedrooms, 1 twin bedroom (can be prepared as double bedroom), 1 single bedroom all sharing 2 bathrooms.

    MANDARINO with terrace (sleeps 4 / 70 sqm):
    Ground floor: 1 living/dining room, 1 kitchen, 1 twin bedroom with exit to the terrace, 1 double bedroom with exit to the terrace, 1 bathroom.

    POMPELMO (sleeps 4 / 115 sqm):
    Ground floor: 1 dining/living area, 1 kitchen, 1 bathroom.
    Upper floor: 1 double bedroom (can be prepared as twin bedroom), 1 twin bedroom, 1 bathroom.

    Request Booking18 people / Cedro+Mandarino+Pompelmo
    05 Jan 2019 - 20 Apr 2019
    13 Oct 2019 - 07 Dec 2019
    5400 EUR
    20 Apr 2019 - 29 Jun 2019
    31 Aug 2019 - 12 Oct 2019
    5950 EUR
    29 Jun 2019 - 31 Aug 2019
    07 Dec 2019 - 04 Jan 2020
    6950 EUR

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    Location Our evaluation Interior
    Borgo Aranci 05 Jan 2019 - 20 Apr 2019
    13 Oct 2019 - 07 Dec 2019
    20 Apr 2019 - 29 Jun 2019
    31 Aug 2019 - 12 Oct 2019
    29 Jun 2019 - 31 Aug 2019
    07 Dec 2019 - 04 Jan 2020
    Availability
    10 people / Cedro
    10 PAX 10
    3600 EUR 4200 EUR 5200 EUR N/A Request Booking10 people / Cedro
    14 people / Cedro+Mandarino
    14 PAX 14
    4400 EUR 5200 EUR 5950 EUR N/A Request Booking14 people / Cedro+Mandarino
    18 people / Cedro+Mandarino+Pompelmo
    18 PAX 18
    5400 EUR 5950 EUR 6950 EUR N/A Request Booking18 people / Cedro+Mandarino+Pompelmo

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    Last minute requests: In case the property is not rented to any group it might be possible to rent the two smaller houses separately at the following rates:
    MANDARINO for 4 people: EUR 2000,- per week 
    year round
    POMPELMO for 4 people: EUR 2000,- per week year round

    Reservations from Saturday to Saturday.
    Pool opening dates: year around. Pool towels are provided (one towel per person per week).
    Baby bed and high chair available.

    Extra services available only on request, to be specified when booking and to be paid in euros on the premises at the end of each working day:

    • Extra domestic help (house cleaning, washing and ironing): please check price on the premises.
    • Cook for dinners during your stay: please check price on the premises.

    Security deposit, air conditioning and electricity exceeding 350 kW per week, heating, wood for fireplace, baby bed to be paid in euros on the premises:

    • Security deposit: EUR 500.
    • Air conditioning and electricity if exceeding 350 kW per week: metered, EUR 0.30 per kW.
    • Heating (if required): set price of EUR 200 per week for Cedro, EUR 100 per week for Mandarino, EUR 100 per week for Pompelmo - to be paid upon arrival.
    • Wood for fireplace: please check price on the premises.
    • Baby bed if maximum capacity PAX is exceeded: EUR 100 per week.
    • Pets allowed: EUR 100 domestic pet supplement per week.

    Bed, bath and kitchen linens, one pool towel per person upon arrival, water, electricity up to 350 kW per week, gas, Internet WIFI connection, daily house cleaning, daily pool cleaning service, final cleaning, garden maintenance all included in the price.

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