Cottage Krater is a luxury, secluded cottage lounging on a gardened terrace high upon Monte Tauro in Central Taormina.
The cottage is part of a larger property of a main house and two seperate cottages each with their own gardens and terraces.
Affectionately known as 'Cottage Krater', after the sumptuous and symposial dinner parties held on the main property's Grand Terrace for friends and family by the owner, the cottage is part of the home of a working Anglo-Greek novelist and is available as a comfortable retreat for all travellers and sojourners.
Whilst favourably secluded on a quiet, lush hillside below Via Roma, the villa is also a mere three minutes’ walk from the main Corso Umberto: the central tourist artery in Taormina and home to its restaurants, bars, boutiques and other attractions.
The villa is also just three minutes’ walk from the public gardens and Greek theatre and ten minutes from the cable car down to Isola Bella.
Note: when the main house is not occupied, Cottage Kraters guests are welcome to make use of the villa's excellent range of shared and private dining and relaxation areas, including a large twenty person dining table, a six person frescoed dining table, various tea tables, lounge chairs, sun bathing furniture, barbecue area, breakfast table and more besides.
The villa's personal staff will be also be pleased to help arrange local tours, excursions, shopping trips, theatre tickets and anything else that might make your stay in Taormina more comfortable.
A housekeeper and gardener has access to the property, you will be carefully informed of their working hours.
The villa can arrange for the following staff to visit you at the villa:
> Personal trainer
> Tennis coach
> Private chef
~ Garden furniture
~ Washing machine*
~ Boxing Bag*
*When the main house is unoccupied this cant be used.
The whole of Cottage Krater is available to guests & also the grand terrace which is communal & accessible for cottage guests when the main villa is unoccupied.
Interaction with guests
The villa's personal assistant will be at guests' disposal to answer any questions or to help with any requests.
Other things to note
The owner has three puppies, an akita, a Siberian husky and a chocolate labrador, these may be in the property grounds during your stay.
The property has no disabled access due to the short mountain path (two dozen steps) and three starred terraces which you must descend to reach the cottage.
Due to the associated cleaning and other staffing costs, we require full check strictly by 12 Noon.
We reserve the discretion to charge €25 per hour for late check outs. The full €25 will be charged for any part of an extra hour that guests remain. Thus if a guests checks out at 1.30pm the charge will be €50. We prefer such payments to be made in cash, but if this is not convenient or volunteered then make the charge directly through Airbnb".
Check in is strictly between 4pm and 8pm. We require at least 2 hours prior notice of the specific time that you wish to check in. If you wish to check in after 8pm then we still require the 2 hours prior notice and will charge €20 for the out of hours check in. This fee will be required in cash at the time of check in.
At our discretion, you may leave bags with us prior to the official check in time. There is a €15 charge for early bag drops, payable in cash at the time of the drop off".
No smoking (smokers: smoking outside areas, cigarette butts and ash belongs in the ashtray & smokers clean after themselves)
Music is fine, but must not be so loud as to disrupt the neighbours or neighborhood.
The alcohol collection in the main house is private and not to be used by guests without permission from the host.
Toilets: Please do not put sanitary products or napkins in the toilet
If we find that blockages or plumbing issues have been caused by items (other than toilet paper) being placed in the toilet, guests will be responsible for paying for any damage.
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