An oasis of peace and tranquillity, surrounded by its own private park with palm and citrus trees
Located in the heart of the San Giorgio Estate, the 10-bedroom Villa Aranjaya overlooks the sweeping countryside of Catania.
The outdoor areas are carefully designed, the villa boasts a beautiful swimming pool surrounded by palm trees and sun beds with umbrellas. The property also features a tennis court where guests can keep active and a sauna accommodating up to six people.
Guests can also dive into a good a book in the library situated on the upper level of the property with views onto the garden and a very welcoming atmosphere created by the soft lighting and warm colours.
For even more entertainment options, just a short stroll from the property through the garden, lies the Orangerie, with a beautiful greenhouse drawing room and dining area. This is the ideal space to gather the whole family around the fireplace and relax on the cosy sofas. There are different board games and a large collection of movies as well as a fully stocked bar at guests' disposal.
Among some of the most charming features of this property are the polished–terracotta floors, high ceilings and antique furnishings. The dining area can host as many as 60 people, ideal for celebrating special occasions. The atmosphere is very welcoming and the entire room is beautifully decorated with antiques, family-portraits and Sicilian porcelain.
Going up a floor, guests can enjoy the Belvedere, the cosiest space of the house offering breath-taking views of Mount Etna and the surrounding valleys. The belvedere is ideal for relaxing, practicing yoga or painting the stunning scenery.
The property features two kitchens, where the fresh produce from the farm is prepared by the chefs into world-class gourmet dishes.
This luxurious villa rental boasts 10 bedrooms; eight beautifully-designed rooms are located in the main villa between the upper garden level and the ground garden level. All of them feature charming antique furniture and have access to the balconies, which open up to the garden. The Old Boat House is equipped with two en-suite bedrooms, a convertible living room and a large veranda.
Being such a large property, villa Aranjaya can perfectly host business trips, weddings and any other special occasion.
NB: All food is exclusive procured by villa’s chef or gardener, or from trusted suppliers. To safeguard the strict standard of organic meals served on site, guests may not bring own meals or ingredients to the property.
MAIN VILLA – GARDEN LEVELL’Olivo - twin beds (converted to double on request), en-suite bathroom with bathtub/shower, and garden access (connected to Rosmarino via foyer)Rosmarino – king-size bed, dressing room, en-suite bathroom with shower, and garden access (connected to L'Olivo via foyer)Tre Limoni – twin beds and en-suite bathroom with shower (connects to Bouganville via foyer)Bouganville – twin beds and en-suite bathroom with bathtub/shower (connects to Tre Limoni via foyer)
MAIN VILLA – UPPER LEVELCinque Palme – twin beds (can be converted to double), en-suite bathroom with shower, and private balcony with garden views (adjoins La Zagara)La Zagara – twin beds (can be converted to double), en-suite bathroom with bathtub & separate shower, and private balcony with mountain views (adjoins Cinque Palma)
MAIN VILLA – MAIN FLOORLavanda Suite – king-size bed, separate sitting room, en-suite bathroom with bathtub/shower + en-suite bathroom with shower, and terrace with mountain viewsGelsomino – double bed and accessible en-suite bathroom with shower
THE OLD BOAT HOUSEGuest house with 1 x double bedroom with en-suite bathroom with shower, 1 x twin bedroom with en-suite bathroom with shower, living room, and veranda with barbecue and outdoor dining area
ADDITIONAL BEDS (On request)Lavanda Suite – “French” bed sleeping 1 adultOld Boathouse – double sofa bed + 3 x mobile single bed on mezzanine Mobile sleeping beds available in any room, on request
Villa Aranjaya is situated between Mount Etna and the sea, an area of outstanding natural beauty with lush gardens, hillsides, pastures and orange groves. The villa enjoys a secluded location, ensuring the utmost privacy, yet maintains proximity to the surrounding villages and towns, and is a short drive from Fontanarossa Airport.
There are many activities for guests to enjoy at the estate including cooking classes, wine tasting, art classes, gardening, massages, and more.
The surrounding area is waiting to be explored, from wineries and vineyards, to Sicilian ceramic producers, to archaeological sites; visitors will feel that they need to come back year after year to discover more of the island's hidden charms.
Distances (approx.):Closest village (Scordia) – 15 minutes’ driveFontanarossa Airport – 30 minutes’ driveCatania – 40 minutes’ driveSiracusa – 50 minutes’ driveGulf of Catania – 35 minutes’ driveNearest golf course - 1 hour’s drive
Disclaimer: the location on the map may be approximate due to privacy reasons.
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