Detailed villa description
Inside: the indoor living area is all arranged on one floor and communicates seamlessly with the numerous, elegant, covered terraces outside. The front door takes you into the main living area, with a little TV corner and a sitting area with comfortable sofas overlooking the sea. There is a big fireplace for the cooler months and large French windows leading outside. To the left is the indoor dining room and the lovely (smallish) kitchen, both of which have access to the terrace and to the outdoor dining areas. On the other side of the living room, a couple of steps lead up, past a guest WC, to the sleeping quarters, which comprise three comfortable bedrooms: a master bedroom with French windows, sea views and an en-suite shower room, a double-twin with en-suite shower room, and another double bedroom with en-suite shower room and French windows leading out to the beautiful lawned gardens.
Outside: after passing through the gates, you enter the beautiful lawned gardens and catch your first glimpse of the elegant stone villa with its arched portico. The grounds surrounding the house are home to numerous shaded, breakfast and dining areas, each one suitable for a different time of day. There is even a sheltered dining alcove which is perfect for a game of cards or scrabble on a cooler night. On the other side of the house is the incredible seafront terrace, where you will probably spend most of your stay. To the left, outside the kitchen, is a large table under a shaded pergola, while just outside the living room is an al fresco living area furnished with comfortable and stylish sun loungers and chairs for the aperitif hour. Further along is the wonderful stone-built plunge pool with views of the bay of Brucoli and beautiful Mount Etna. Just behind the plunge pool is yet another shaded pergola. A flight of steps lead down from the terrace to the slipway and on to the sea gate from which you can access you a bathing platform and a jetty. Here there is a lounging area and a small manmade beach. A ladder at the end of the jetty makes accessing and exiting the transparent and blue waters of this sheltered bay easy.
Last but not least is the underground garage, which houses a selection of canoes and kayaks for guests and direct access to the sea.