£123 / night
Price for guests, Nights

Villa Aurora Apartment – Home 1652800 Apartment

  • 1 bedroom
  • 2 sleeps
  •  min stay varies

Villa Aurora Apartment – Home 1652800

  • Apartment
  • 1 bedroom
  • sleeps 2
  •  min stay varies

Excellent Excellent – based on 54 reviews

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Apartment / 1 bedroom / 1 bathroom / sleeps 2

Key Info

  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 3 km
  • Child friendly
  • Car not necessary
  • Air conditioning
  • No pets allowed

Description from owner


Villa Aurora Apartment is a newly refurbished apartment within a traditional Sicilian character property. The villa was built at the turn of the 20th century and is an extremely attractive character property set in a private garden in a quiet residential area of the town.

This property is ideally located in a quiet area of town set back from the road, but only a 10 minute walk from the town centre. As a historical town this charming location offers many interesting things to do and see. Taormina is world famous for its Roman-Greek amphitheatre which regular hosts different concerts and festivals. This town is ideal also for shopping as it offers an array of locally crafted products as well as luxury goods.

With only a 10 minute stroll from Villa Aurora Apartment you will also reach the cable car station in town which enables you to easily and quickly access Taormina's beautiful beaches. On these beaches you also have the opportunity of hiring umbrella and sun loungers so that you can soak up the wonderful Sicilian climate

Apartment Aurora is located only a few metres away from where the writer D.H. Lawrence was based. Lawrence fell in love with Taormina and stayed and lived here for over 10 years

This rental property boasts typical Sicilian features as well as contemporary touches. Through a private entrance you access this light spacious apartment (90 m2), each room has large terraced doors onto the large private terrace (30 m2) which boasts breathtaking sea views with mainland Italy visible in the distance and views onto the historical town centre of Taormina. The newly fitted and appointed kitchen is fully equipped with brand new electric appliances (including dishwasher, fridge/freezer, hob, oven and grill ).

On your arrival you will be welcomed to the property by the owner Nino, who will be able to answer any questions you may have as well as provide you with up to date information about local events, excursions, shopping, beaches etc for Taormina and the rest of the island.

Also, on arrival you will find a welcoming Sicilian Hamper including wine, fruit and other essentials to ensure your holiday gets off to a relaxing start!

Taormina is ideally located to be able to access most parts of the island should you be feeling adventurous – Etna, Piazza Amerina, Agringento,Siracusa are all within striking distance.


* Welcome by the owner and assistance during your stay (boat hire, information on restaurants, events, shopping, beaches, excursions, reservations)

* Welcome hamper including wine, fruit and essentials

* Final cleaning and mid stay clean for longer stays

* Complimentary WiFi internet

* Complimentary SKY cable TV which includes full movie package

* No extra charge for cot & high chair

EXTRAS - Can be arranged on request

* Private parking in front of the apartment (10 euro/day)

* Private cooking classes

* Private Transfer Service from/to airport

* Honeymoon special

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  • Great for children of all ages
  • No pets allowed
  • High chair available

Bed & bathroom

  • Bedroom 1: Double Bed
  • 1 Family bathroom


  • Wi-Fi available
  • Air conditioning
  • Shared garden
  • BBQ
  • Solarium or roof terrace
  • Balcony or terrace
  • Sea view
  • Internet access
  • Central heating
  • Fireplace
  • Staffed property
  • Cooker
  • Fridge
  • Freezer
  • Toaster
  • Kettle
  • Dishwasher
  • Washing machine
  • Iron
  • High chair available
  • TV
  • Satellite TV
  • DVD player
  • Stereo system
  • Hair dryer
  • Linen provided
  • Towels provided
  • Housekeeping Included

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  • Parking
  • Secure parking
  • Not suitable for wheelchair users

Interaction with guest

On arrival guests are welcomed to the property by my father Nino, the owner of Villa Aurora. He is local and has fluent English and good conversational French. He will be waiting for you as you arrive and show you to the apartment, give you your keys, show you round and answer any questions you may have. Nino has lots of great tips and recommendations and will gladly help you with anything you may need. Nino lives on the ground floor of Villa Aurora so if guests need anything during the holiday he can be easily reached. He can also assist with booking transfers. In the apartment guests have a comprehensive information booklet with details regarding the apartment, the area and host contact details.


Check in time: 14:00, Check out time: 10:00
If you have any questions about check-in or check-out times, please contact the owner/manager.
This rental can only be paid for online through HouseTrip using your credit/debit card or PayPal (never by bank or wire transfer).
No smoking at this property


Change of plans? No problem. You could receive a partial or full refund, depending on when you cancel.

Booking confirmed

100% refund within 24 hours after booking (provided the stay is at least 60 days away).

24 hours after booking

50% refund of the amount paid (minus the booking fee*) if cancelled at least 4 weeks before check-in.

4 weeks before

No refund if cancelled less than 4 weeks before check-in.

Check-in date

* The booking fee is stated in the cancellation policy information on the payment page. This fee helps us run our secure platform and enables us to provide 24/7 customer support

About the owner

Francesca V.
Average reply time:
3 hours 33 minutes
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Calendar updated:
09 Jun 2019
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Languages spoken: English, French, Spanish, German, Italian


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Guest reviews

54 reviews

Very Good


Reviewed 27 Jun 2017

Fabulous property.. spacious, authentic with beautiful views. Nino and his family are warm generous hosts. The property is well equipped with a lovely kitchen, living room, balcony and separate bedroom with ensuite Located in a quiet residential area just a few minutes walk from town. Would definitely come back..

“A wonderful Sicilian experience”

Reviewed 17 Jan 2016

Villa Aurora is a wonderfully authentic and rustic villa with fantastic views from the spacious terrace. It is in a very convenient location with the indoor market, bakers and the main streets of Taormina no more than 10 minutes' walk away. We felt relaxed within hours of arriving there and were out on the sun terrace soaking up the sunshine as soon as we had unpacked (the terrace is wonderful - the sun came round at about 7 in the morning and we saw the last of it at about 5.30pm - this was late August/beginning of September). Nino was a wonderful host and gave us an informative tour of Taormina on our first full day which proved useful throughout our stay. Ask him about the local restaurant that he recommended to us (sorry I can't remember the name) - we decided to try it, he did the booking for us and when we arrived and mentioned Nino's name, 2 complimentary glasses of Prosecco arrived! The food was excellent (their speciality is fish) and we loved it so much we decided to eat out there on our last night. Nino also sorted out our taxis to and from the airport. Nothing was too much trouble for him. We should also mention Francesca; we never met her but she was very helpful and efficient with our booking as well as getting us tickets for the opera. We had a wonderful holiday in Taormina, there was lots to do and, if we visit the area again, we wouldn't hesitate to book the Villa Aurora.

Owner's reply: Thank you so much for taking the time to leave us this wonderful review. Dad and I are so thrilled that you enjoyed your stay in Taormina and particularly enjoyed Villa Aurora as well. We were so pleased to meet you and we really hope to welcome you again in the future. With warmest regards, Francesca and Nino

“Great apartment!”

Reviewed 15 Oct 2014

Great stay in this comfortable apartment. Was just as described. Upstairs in owner's villa with modern newly fitted kitchen, wi fi,tv, dvd player and shower room. The star of the flat is the large terrace with views over the town and to the sea where we enjoyed many a meal. And glass of wine. Perfectly located in quiet part of town but within 10 mins easy walk of Corso Umberto, 15 mins walk to cable car to beach and 20 mins to bus station to pick up any day trips. The owner, Nino was very helpful, took us to town to show us the best places to shop and eat and was always on call should he be needed. Would recommend!

Owner's reply: Thank you so much for your great feedback. We do appreciate the time you have taken to leave us your comments. At the same time we are so pleased that you enjoyed your stay at Villa Aurora and do hope we will meet you again in the future! With best wishes from Nino and Francesca

“A nice apartment with great owners and a lovely view”

Reviewed 21 Sep 2014

We stayed as a couple for 3 nights for our honeymoon. The owner Nino was very welcoming and often went out of his way to make our stay more pleasant. The view onto the sea is very nice and you can appreciate it from the private terrace. Thanks for a lovely time!

Owner's reply: Thank you so much for your feedback. We are so pleased that you enjoyed your honeymoon at Villa Aurora and we really do appreciate the time you have taken to post your comments. We hope to welcome you again in the future and in the meantime send our best wishes to you both from Taormina!

“Breathtaking views. A beautiful apartment”

Reviewed 23 Jun 2014

We were very lucky to stumble upon Villa Aurora. Greeted by Francesca and Nino, we were quickly impressed by the apartment. Francesca even took the time to show us a picture of how this typical Sicilian house stood 100 years ago. The apartment is perfectly situated away from the busy streets of Taormina and really is just 10 minutes walk from the centre. Well kitted out, the kitchen was modern and the bed comfortable. Most important of all: the views from the terrace were absolutely breathtaking. Blue seas and the coast of mainland Italy to your left and Taormina to the right.

Owner's reply: Thank you so much for reviewing our property! We are so glad you enjoyed you stay. We wish you all the best and hope to welcome you again one day to Villa Aurora Apartment. Tanti saluti from Nino and Francesca

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How do I find more info about the property?

You can get in touch with Francesca (the owner) through the contact form on this page.

If you’ve already booked, go to Manage your holiday booking to send the owner a message.

What if I have questions before I book?

Send Francesca (the owner) an email through the contact form on this page. Alternatively, if there’s a phone number on this page, you can call them.

How do I contact Francesca (the owner)?

Send an email through the contact form on this page. Or if there’s a phone number on this page, you can call them.

If you’ve already booked, go to Manage your holiday booking to view Francesca the owner's contact details or send them a message.

What's the difference between 'Book your stay' and 'Contact the owner/manager'?

Use the Book your stay form to pay provisionally online and send Francesca (the owner) a booking request. You’ll find out within 24 hours whether they’ve accepted - no money will leave your account before then

Or send Francesca (the owner) an enquiry through the Contact the owner/manager form if you’d like a quote or more info first.

What is a booking request?

When you pay online through the Book your stay form, a booking request is sent to Francesca (the owner). You’ll find out within 24 hours whether they’ve accepted - no money will leave your account before then.

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How do I know what it will cost for my stay?

Simply enter your holiday dates in the Book your stay form to calculate the cost of your stay.
Click Book now to see a full breakdown of the price.

You can also request a quote from Francesca (the owner) through the contact form. The owner will email you the total cost for your dates and a link to book and pay online.

How do I know if my booking request has been accepted?

You’ll receive an email within 24 hours to let you know. Or you can check in Manage your holiday booking. No money will leave your account unless it’s accepted.

How do I pay for my holiday?

Use the Book your stay form to pay provisionally online. You can pay by credit/debit card or PayPal. Francesca (the owner) will have 24 hours to accept the booking and no money will leave your account before then.

If you’ve been sent a quote, simply accept it and pay online through the email we sent you. You can also do this in Manage your holiday booking.

Only bookings paid for through our site are covered by our trusted Payment Protection.

Why can't I call Francesca (the owner) before booking?

You can exchange contact details with the property owner/manager once your booking is confirmed and you’ve paid in full. Paying and communicating only through our platform allows us to ensure that your booking is covered by our Payment Protection policy.

If you have any questions before booking, you can send the property owner/manager a message via the contact form on their listing. Once you’ve booked, you can discuss the rental and make arrangements for your trip by logging into Manage my booking.

How do damage deposits work?

In most cases, you don’t pay a damage deposit up front. Instead, we save your payment details securely and you’re only charged in the event of damage to the property.

Occasionally, you will pay a damage deposit up front as part of the total rental cost. In this case, the owner has 10 days after you check out to report any damage. If they don’t, we’ll return your deposit. If their claim is successful, we’ll deduct the agreed cost and return the remainder.

How can I view and manage my booking?

Go to Manage your holiday booking to view all your booking details, pay the balance of your holiday or cancel it if you need to.

How do I pay the balance of my holiday?

You can pay the remaining balance of your holiday at any point. Simply go to Manage my holiday booking and click Pay now.

We’ll automatically charge the balance payment to the same payment method 10 days before it’s due. Go to Manage my holiday booking to see when the payment will be taken.

How can I retract my booking request?

You’ll need to contact Francesca (the owner) to do this. Send them a message in Manage your holiday booking or through the contact form on this page.

How do I cancel my booking?

Go to Manage your holiday booking to cancel your booking. Here you can view your cancellation policy to see if you’ll be refunded.

How do I edit my booking?

You can request to change the dates or number of people on your booking via the Manage your holiday booking page. To change your holiday dates use the Edit booking button. If you need to change the number of guests staying then send Francesca (the owner) a message.

If Francesca (the owner) agrees, they’ll send you a revised quote outlining the changes. You can review and accept/decline this from the Manage your holiday booking page. You’ll have 48 hours to take action before the revised quote expires.

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