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Don Arcangelo all'Olmo

Giarre
Don Arcangelo all'Olmo - Villa in Giarre
Sleeps    24
Bedrooms  12
Bathrooms    12
Rated
48 Reviews
Prices Click here for your currency
Service Full time staff including cook
Features:
  • CN Traveller's "best villa in Sicily"
  • Fabulous heated pool
  • Splendid gardens and views
  • Service and cook included
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 1/68 The incredible pool at Don Arcangelo all'Olmo.  2/68 The pool in all its glory...  3/68 ...with the main house, Il Casale, behind.  4/68 Relaxing by the pool.  5/68 Dusk descends over Don Arcangelo all'Olmo.  6/68 The colourful terrace by the pool.  7/68 Enjoying the local produce.  8/68 The various reception rooms seen through the arches.  9/68 The largest living area in Il Casale...  10/68 ...and from another angle  11/68 Furnishings throughout are top quality.  12/68 ...leads to another elegant living area...  13/68 ... which is great for catching up with the news or taking in a film.  14/68 The second living area is perfect for spending time together.  15/68 One of the eight large bedrooms in Il Casale...  16/68 ...with stunning views over the estate and the sea.  17/68 A view of the pool, the garden and the sea from one of the bedrooms.  18/68 All bedrooms have en-suite bathrooms, and seven have both shower and tub.  19/68 Another panoramic bedroom in Il Casale.  20/68 Enjoying breakfast on the terrace!  21/68 Another bedroom has a private terrace...  22/68 ...which is perfect for breakfast!  23/68 And another!  24/68 One of the large elegant bathrooms.  25/68 Another shot of the largest living area.  26/68 Sunset by the pool...  27/68 The lovely lawned garden in front of Casa all'Olmo.  28/68 The lovely terrace and lawn at Casa all'Olmo.  29/68 Casa all'Olmo contains 4 luxuriously appointed rooms.  30/68 The corridor leading to the bedrooms.  31/68 The living area of Casa all'Olmo.  32/68 All the bedrooms have been beautifully restored...  33/68 ...and beautifully furnished.  34/68 Another shot of the beautiful gardens and the pool.  35/68 The shady main terrace in the evening is a great spot to take a pre-prandial aperitif.  36/68 The gazebo by the main terrace is where you will dine most of the time during summer.  37/68 The elegant garden furniture and beautiful plants and shrubs at Olmo.  38/68 One of the terraces of Il Casale, seen from amidst the luxuriant flora.  39/68 Details are important!  40/68 An al fresco snack by the pool...  41/68 A snow covered Etna seen from the pool at the beginning of April.  42/68 The beautiful garden has an extraordinary variety of Mediterranean flowers and plants.  43/68 Dinner is served.  44/68 All you need for an unforgettable Christmas.  45/68 Dining at Don Arcangelo all'Olmo is one of the highlights.  46/68 Views of the lemon groves and the blue Ionian Sea.  47/68 It will be hard to leave the villa.  48/68 Enjoying the stunning sight of Mount Etna from the Jacuzzi.  49/68 The professionally-equipped gym.  50/68 There are plenty of terraces and balconies for relaxing!  51/68 The panoramic Jacuzzi.  52/68 The elegant pool and wonderful sea views.  53/68 There is plenty of space for all your guests around the pool!  54/68 The view from one of the bedrooms.  55/68 A shot of the sea view, garden and pool from the balcony.  56/68 Breakfast with fresh fruit on the terrace.  57/68 The nearby beach of Marina di Cottone.  58/68 Casa all'Olmo.  59/68 Lunch by the pool.  60/68 A light lunch by the pool.  61/68 The garden is full of perfumed Mediterranean flora.  62/68 Coming down from Taormina to Mazzarò.  63/68 Lunch with a view on the beach at Mazzarò, Taormina.  64/68 Enjoying the incredible view!  65/68 Beautiful places such as Isola Bella at Taormina are within easy reach.  66/68 The fantastic view of Mount Etna seen from the Teatro Greco in Taormina.  67/68 Ready for a picnic on the beach of Marina di Cottone.  68/68 Piazza IX Aprile in Taormina.

"The best villa in Sicily... There is an embarrassment of beauty at Don Arcangelo all’Olmo. It is exquisitely peaceful...It's like having your own five-star hotel...” Condé Nast Traveller, The Best of Sicily, August 2008

Don Arcangelo all'Olmo (or L'Olmo for short) is, quite simply, the finest property currently available for rent in Sicily. It is a superbly finished luxury villa in a stunning and perfectly peaceful setting between the sea and Mount Etna. The views, the gardens, the heated pool and Jacuzzi, the style of the house, the fittings and furnishings and the relaxed but professional nature of the welcome make it a hard act to beat indeed!

"The villa was beyond anyone's expectations, and to tell you the truth I was speechless when we entered the grounds. I'm a gardener so you can imagine how excited I was every time I saw another shrub and plant in full bloom. There wasn't one weed anywhere!!! The antique furniture, the lighting, the pergola covered dining room, the pool... I drank every detail in!... The staff were wonderful.”
Mr and Mrs Nathan, USA, June 2013

Don Arcangelo all'Olmo in the press:
Worth Magazine, April-May 2014 >>
Islands Magazine, January 2014 >>
Galavante Online, 6 November 2013 >>
Sotheby's International Realty Reside Magazine, Autumn 2013 >>
Bombardier Experience Magazine Autumn 2013 >>
Galvante.com, 23rd July 2013>>
Zurich Deluxe, Summer 2013>>
Nuvo Magazine, 25th February 2013 >>
Departures, October 2012 >>
Easy Living, March 2012 >>
The Daily Telegraph >>
Conde' Nast Traveller >>
Atmosphères >>

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About the Property


Inside: the accommodation is in two main buildings. The first is the original Casale and is structured as follows: the main entrance takes you left into the house and straight on to the garden. Inside the house, on the ground floor is the wonderfully fitted kitchen, dining room and a sequence of reception areas leading through arched doorways to a large living area with open fireplace and doors leading to the garden. Upstairs is accommodation for eight in four double bedrooms. Above the main living area is accommodation for a further 6 people in 3 beautifully appointed rooms with en-suite bathrooms and an 8th double bedroom with en-suite bathroom is situated on the ground floor. The second building (the "Casa all'Olmo") is a luxuriously restored farm house directly next to the Casale with a large sitting room, bright and spacious hallway, large and perfectly designed kitchen and accommodation for eight in four double rooms. All bedrooms have air conditioning and en-suite bathrooms. 8 bathrooms have a shower and a tub while the other 4 have comodious showers.

Outside: you will be absolutely charmed by the colourful, fragrant grounds whose design harks back to the Arabic belief that gardens should be a place of delight and wonder. Extensive outside living areas, with terraces for dining and relaxing, lead down, via manicured lawns and lush, perfumed Mediterranean flora, past the panoramic Jacuzzi, to the beautiful heated pool and yet more flourishing, luxuriant greenery. The views from the gardens to the sea are interrupted only by large expanses of citrus groves,while in the opposite direction, you will become transfixed by the awe-inspiring sight of Mount Etna... All in all this is one of the most spectacular locations in Sicily.

Service: L'Olmo is a fully-serviced villa whose excellent staff, including cook, waiters and maids, will ensure that you fully enjoy your stay without having to worry about anything domestic. For meals, just let the staff know day by day whether you require lunch and/or dinner, tell them of any preferences you may have and they will organise everything else. Meals are paid for locally, please see the details on the right hand side of this page.

Amenities

Accommodates (max) 24 Microwave oven 
Bedrooms 12 Satellite TV **
Double/Twins 12 DVD Player 
Bathrooms 12 Stereo 
... of which en suite 12 ADSL Wi-Fi Internet ***
Daily cleaning  iPod docking station 
Cook  Barbecue 
Concierge service  Table tennis 
Breakfast preparation  Private Parking 
Caretaker in the grounds  Think Sicily local support 24/7 
Heated pool *18x8 Laundry service 
Hot-tub  Masseur 
Gym  Personal trainer 
Air Conditioning  Beautician 
Heating  Babysitter 
Open fireplace  Cookery classes 
Washing machine  Wine-tasting 
Dishwasher 


=yes/present     = optional/on request    


*Pool open all year round. There is an extra charge of €630 per week for the energy needed to heat the pool.
** includes Sky Movies
***in the main house

Dining at Don Arcangelo all'Olmo.
Delicious meals will be prepared and served by the villa’s superb staff. Guests have complete flexibility to take as many or as few meals as they like at the villa, giving the opportunity to sample both the in-house cooking and the excellent local restaurants.

Just tell the staff the day before how many people will be in for each meal, and pay for what you’ve consumed when you check out at the end of your stay.

Individual meal prices are as follows:
Breakfast: €10 per person
Lunch: €15 per person
Dinner (including aperitif): €30 per person

Some reductions are available when you take 2 or more meals a day:
Breakfast, lunch and dinner: €45 per person per day
Breakfast and dinner: €38 per person per day
Breakfast and lunch: €25 per person per day

Children under 6 pay ½ price for all meals.

Drinks
Water and soft drinks are included. Guests may order wine to be delivered to Don Arcangelo all'Olmo using our in-villa wine service and a selection of alcoholic drinks is available from the villa's cellar.


Think About

Central heating, A/C and a heated pool makes L'Olmo perfect for both summer and winter. We will be pleased to organise fully catered weeks for your private group based at Don Arcangelo all'Olmo, including cooking classes, visits to places of interest and dining in some fine local restaurants. Although Don Arcangelo all'Olmo consists of two adjacent houses, they are never let separately ensuring that guests have exclusive use of the pool and grounds. There is an 18-hole golf course nearby.


The Area

Exploring the local Area

Situated near the town of Giarre on the east coast of Sicily about half way between Catania and Taormina, Don Arcangelo all'Olmo is a good base from which to visit Taormina, Catania, Mount Etna and the various fascinating villages on its flanks. There are also several charming fishing villages and some nice beaches nearby. An eighteen hole golf course is about 45 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.

We can also arrange for you to over fly Mount Etna and many other sites, or to make excursions to the Aeolian Islands, by helicopter.

The nearby 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.

Distances

Catania airport: 43km-27miles-30mins
Palermo airport: 269km-168miles-2hr35
Trapani airport: 348km-216miles-3hr45
Nearest shops: 5mins
Taormina: 30km-19miles-25mins
18-hole golf course: 45km-28miles-45mins
Siracusa: 93km-58miles-1hr
Mount Etna: 34km-21miles-45mins


Don Arcangelo all'Olmo - Villa in Giarre

Reviews

48 clients have rated Don Arcangelo all'Olmo


Joy Zhao, China, 4 February 2014
"Delicious food, beautiful house, and very nice helpful professional staff... we had a great experience... very impressive!"

Michael Allen, Canada, 28 September 2013
"The House scores 5 on all accounts. Of particular note were the staff. Marina and her staff worked very hard to please us and were tactful. They are very very good at what they do. The food was truly delicious... All of our group of 16 (8 couples) had a lovely time."

Hamid Guedroudj, United Kingdom, 7 September 2013
"We had the best holiday we ever had. The villa is most welcoming and decorated with taste. A home away from home. The gardens were fantastic. The service was the best we have had even in comparison to the best 5 star hotels. A particular thank you to the cook whose food was delicious and healthy. The owners are lovely people who were extremely discreet. We even went to pick mushrooms (porcini) with a gardener on her own initiative."

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2014 Prices

2014   2015   2016  
"Prices per person" are for information only, and based on full occupancy (or reduced occupancy where specified below). The price you pay is the "whole villa" price. “Prices per day” are for information only as our villas are generally rented on a weekly basis only, especially in the high summer season (Saturday-Saturday in Sicily and Puglia / Sunday-Sunday in the Ionian Islands). Select your preferred currency from the list.

We accept payment in EUR, GBP and USD using any major credit card, bank transfer or cheque. AUD and CAD prices are for your information only.

Il Casale
Bedrooms: 8
Sleeps: 16
+ Casa all'Olmo
Bedrooms: 10
Sleeps: 20
Full occupancy
Bedrooms: 12
Sleeps: 24
01 Jan - 04 Apr:    € 16,490€ 19,780€ 23,060
05 Apr - 23 May:    € 18,540€ 22,240€ 25,950
24 May - 13 Jun:    € 18,540€ 22,240€ 30,270
14 Jun - 27 Jun:    € 21,630€ 25,950€ 30,270
28 Jun - 18 Jul:    ----->€ 28,430€ 33,160
19 Jul - 29 Aug:    ----->€ 32,130€ 37,480
30 Aug - 26 Sep:    € 18,540€ 22,240€ 25,950
27 Sep - 19 Dec:    € 16,490€ 19,780€ 23,060
20 Dec - 31 Dec:    € 20,010€ 24,010€ 28,010

Prices include all sales taxes, electricity and gas, linen, bath towels, pool and/or beach towels, a comprehensive written guide to the villa and the local area, our award-winning service and specialist knowledge pre and post-booking, the opportunity to book our unique Think Experiences and 24/7 local support while you’re on holiday.

You may pay in €, £ or $(US). £ and $(US) prices are fixed and guaranteed at the time of booking using our favourable, daily updated exchange rates. We do not surcharge for currency fluctuations.

Paying by credit card: no charge for VISA or Mastercard, 2% for AMEX.

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