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COUNTRY HOUSE SURROUNDED BY OLIVE WITH A STUNNING VIEW OF THE SEA

Mr. Francesco Paolo di Lorenzo

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Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms1
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 7 nights

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COUNTRY HOUSE SURROUNDED BY OLIVE WITH A STUNNING VIEW OF THE SEA

People6
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms1
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 7 nights

Overview

Overview

Photos and Description of this 2 bedroom holiday villa in Ribera - Villa Mara

2 bedroom villa to sleep in 6, near the Valley of the temples

Villa Mara offers more than a simple vacation. It offers a unique experience: the best of the sicilian countryside, full of colours and flowers, the excitement of the valley of the temples and the most uncontaminated coast of sicily in one location. Here it is possible to combine the rustic tranquillity of a magical landscape with the excitement to discover every day a new lost paradise of nature and sea!!.

The villa consists of a large living room with a comfortable sofa set (that can be unfolded becoming a comfortable double bed) in front of a nice fireplace (during the winter we provide our guests with firewood)

particularly bright thanks to 2 big windows, one in the living-room area and one in the dining room area and a big opening on the balcony with a view on the sea; 2 finely furnished bedrooms with windows overlooking the garden, a kitchen, a bathroom with shower and a little laundry.

The villa is equipped also with a nice and very well equipped outside barbecue area.

RIBERA

Ribera boasts marvelous beaches: “Borgo Bonsignore” is a famous beach area thanks to its uncontaminated coasts and to the natural reserve of “Foce del fiume Platani”. “Piana Grande” is a sandy and pebbled beach where admiring the typical Mediterranean vegetation; it is a really loved place from young people, since the seafront is crowded of people who go there to enjoy themselves in the summer nights. “Secca Grande”, the most renowned beach place of Ribera, is the ideal place for those who love both the uncontaminated beaches and the amusement, since it is full of bars, clubs, restaurants and there are a lot of cultural events and entertainments at nights.

Ribera also offers several sights such as Francesco Crispi’s native house, Duke of Bivona’s palace, Poggiodiana castle and a lot of interesting churches.

More Details
Suitability:
  • children welcome
  • pets considered
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Mr. Francesco Paolo di Lorenzo (Property Manager)
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Advertiser since: 2003
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Guestbook comments from the manager

Sicilia bella, ora finalmente so di persona cosa voglia dire trascorrere - sebbene solo il tempo privilegiato di una vacanza - qualche settimana in questa incredibile isola assolata. Non solo la sua terra e' nei paesaggi cosi eterogenea quanto tipica. Anche la sua gente, geneticamente segnata da secolari dominazioni, ha nella sua colorata diversita' un'atavica dignita', una vaga malinconia che pero' non le impedisce d'essere generosa, di una cortesia di antiche tradizioni.

Il cibo e' ancora genuino e fresco, la temperatura clemente in questo mese, le vedute da mozzafiato, le spiagge, salvate dalle speculazioni edilizie, ancora da sogno.

Eppure non e' mai stato facile vivere qui: terremoti, invasioni straniere, emigrazione, assenza di oculate politiche di sviluppo.

Una amica tedesca mi diceva di piangere ogni volta che lasciava la Sicilia.

Ho il magone a dover lasciare questa gente fiera, ospitale, di un sottile senso fatalistico e contemporaneamente sicura di se'.

Grazie a tutta la bella gente che ho trovato e grazie ad Isabella e Francesco Paolo con la loro bella casa chiara, dai colori allegri e dall'uliveto "bucolico" immerso nella calma campestre.

Torneremo in Trinacria!

Thomas e Veronique
May 2013
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Reviews

Reviews

4.9
based on 16 holidaymaker reviews

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Country house surrounded by olive with a stunning view of the sea
average rating of 4.9375 based on 20 reviews
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Country house surrounded by olive with a stunning view of the sea
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Ribera Agrigento Province
5

Very nice house in beautiful surrounding with nice

  • 5 out of 5
The site of the house is a dream. Orange and Olivetrees surround the house, its about 1 -1,5 kilometers away from Ribera with a beautiful view to the mountains and the sea. Very calm and quiet. You can sit on three sides oft he house-so you always find a place not so windy - important in spring ! The owners are very friendly and helpful in any case.
  • Review Submitted: 07-May-2014
  • Date of Stay: Apr 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
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Country house surrounded by olive with a stunning view of the sea
http://www.homeaway.co.uk/p442922
+39 -(0)91 867 26 08
Ribera Agrigento Province
4

A RURAL CUSTOM-BUILT VILLA IN AN ELEVATED SPOT

  • 4 out of 5
Villa Mara is very secluded among olive groves with panoramic views to Ribera, close-by, the South coast and Caltabellotta. The house is designed for very flexible outside use for different times of the day. The internal kitchen is basic on space but supplemented by good facilities outside for preparation and BBQ'ing of food. We appreciated the help and support of the local agent in settling into the house and local area. Ribera has plenty of essential facilities and the area has many attractions for all tastes and interests. The local roads are of variable standard, but otherwise generally very good.
Good secluded beaches are situated within 20 km of the villa.
  • Review Submitted: 02-Oct-2013
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
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Country house surrounded by olive with a stunning view of the sea
http://www.homeaway.co.uk/p442922
+39 -(0)91 867 26 08
Ribera Agrigento Province
5

Beautiful views in a peaceful location

  • 5 out of 5
Would echo much of what has been said in previous reviews.
The property is set amongst hundreds of olive trees about 3km from the town reached by a one track lane, a bit bumpy at times, but no problem.
Isabella was very helpful and prompt when we were organising the trip and the entire arrangements for the holiday were very easy.

The property has everything that you will need for an enjoyable and relaxing holiday.

The views are excellent.We enjoyed sitting on the balcony each evening watching the beautiful sunsets and the lights twinkling in the distance in the mountain village of Caltabellotta.
  • Review Submitted: 14-Aug-2013
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
business
Country house surrounded by olive with a stunning view of the sea
http://www.homeaway.co.uk/p442922
+39 -(0)91 867 26 08
Ribera Agrigento Province
5

Beautiful location!

  • 5 out of 5
A nice cozy vacation house with beautiful views of the sea and the hills. Far from the hustle of the city, but still within a convenient driving distance of all the attractions.
The hosts were very helpful, and everything worked wonderfully.
  • Review Submitted: 13-Aug-2013
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
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Country house surrounded by olive with a stunning view of the sea
http://www.homeaway.co.uk/p442922
+39 -(0)91 867 26 08
Ribera Agrigento Province
5

Light and airy villa commanding excellent views

  • 5 out of 5
This was our first visit to Sicily. We booked the villa on the strength of the photos and previous reviews. I'm glad I did - we had a great time.

Location. the villa is located five minutes (by car) from Ribera, a bustling and pleasant town. Access is via an unsurfaced road - bit of a bone-shaker, but perfectly navigable. We don't mind a biit of driving, and were surprised at how much of Sicily could be reached within a couple of hours. We walked at Zingarro National Park, and Monte Cofano in the North-West. Closer to the villa were Agrimento and Selinunte (both well-worth a look), with Eraclea Minoa and Capo Bianca a stone's throw away. In short, there was more than enough within reach to fill a week for us.

The villa has two huge picture windows and patio doors leading out to a balcony. This makes the most of the terrific position looking over - as the owner's advert says - olive groves and the Mediterrenean.

Furnishing and fittings: the apartment was spotlessly clean. beds and other furniture were comfortable and fit for purpose. Kitchen is small but suited our needs.

Booking and communication: Francesco and Isabella are charming and couldn't have been more helpful. We were a bit apprehensive about arriving at night and driving across the island, but really, it was very straightforward. Communication was prompt and effective at all stages.

If we were coming back to this area of Sicily, we wouldn't hesitate to book the same place.

A final word: Sicily in the spring was a sight to behold. Cherry and almond blossom, oranges on the trees and carpets of spring flowers everywhere. What more could you want?
  • Review Submitted: 05-Apr-2013
  • Date of Stay: Mar 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
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Country house surrounded by olive with a stunning view of the sea
http://www.homeaway.co.uk/p442922
+39 -(0)91 867 26 08
Ribera Agrigento Province
5

Stunning Ribera Retreat

  • 5 out of 5
Fantastic location in the heart of the Sicilian countryside less than 10 mins drive from centre of town. Spacious, very comfortable accommodation, all the things we needed for a great stay and as described, clean and tidy. Communications with owner was good and friendly from beginning to end. Recommend it as a perfect holiday retreat.
  • Review Submitted: 25-Aug-2012
  • Date of Stay: Mar 2012
  • Source: HomeAway

Location

Location

Nearest Airport
110 Kilometres
Palermo: Falcone-Borsellino International Airport
Nearest Ferry
35 Kilometres
Porto Empedocle
Nearest Motorway
53 Kilometres
A29 Palermo-Mazara del Vallo
Nearest Restaurant
3 Kilometres
Nearest Beach
8 Kilometres
Seccagrande
Car: necessary

Villa Mara is characterized by an excellent position and a lovely landscape combined with the quietness of a rural and cosy house not far from some beach paradises. It is located in Ribera, a nice village which rises on a wide hill nearby Agrigento and famous for its international oranges production, so that it is known as “City of oranges” all over Europe.

Ribera is surrounded by gorgeous, uncontaminated and also unknown beach places; their long, white, sandy beaches will take your breath away! Some of them are natural reserves thanks to their beauty and their wildlife conservation.

One of the most beautiful is “Foce del Fiume Platani”, a protected area between Borgo Bonsignore and Capo Bianco, whose calcareous cliffs rise up marking the landscape incomparably. This area is characterized by sandy dunes, mouth zones, hill landscapes and Mediterranean wood that blend harmoniously each other.

“Torre Salsa” is another natural masterpiece, located between Siculiana Marina and Eraclea Minoa. Its peculiarity are the chalk and clay cliffs and the very bright sea, whose bottom is marked by a rich blooming flora and fauna. The six kilometers of wild nature encompass jagged shores, golden and secluded beaches, sandy dunes and uncontaminated paths which will fascinate sea and nature lovers. Furthermore you can admire the old famous sighting tower that dominates the top of a little promontory in the very centre of this oasis.

What you mustn’t miss is “Scala dei Turchi”, a singular white cliff made by limestone and clay which rises along the coast of Realmonte and overlooks a crystalline sea. Its name comes from the Turkish invasions. According to an old legend, the Saracens got there from the sea and climbed the cliff until the top; once there, they attacked the local people. It has became a tourist attraction for its particular color and shape; wind and rain have modeled it throughout the time, creating a huge natural staircase whose lines are rounded and irregular. Its white rocks look brighter thanks to the sun light and the water is incredibly clear.. it’s a paradise!

THE VALLEY OF THE TEMPLES - AGRIGENTO

The Valley of the Temples is one of the most suggestive attraction of Sicily. It rises in the southern part of the old city and is considered the biggest archaeological park in the world. Among a blooming almond trees countryside, the wonderful ruins of the temples, whose architectural majesty is still intact, will fascinate you.

This archaeological marvel consists of eight temples built in the 5th century BC: the Temple of Hera, the Temple of Concordia, the Temple of Heracles, the Temple of Olympian Zeus, the Temple of Castor and Pollux, the Temple of Hephaestos, the Temple of Demeter, and the Temple of Asclepius (the God of Medicine). The last one is situated on the banks of the Akragas river, all the others are in the same area on a rocky scarp in the southern modern Agrigento.

The Valley of the Temples is the most sublime evidence of the Greek civilization in Sicily until today and it has been an Unesco world heritage site since 1998.

Villa Mara will offer you this and a lot more. You will experience the emotion of a special vacation combing the typical rustic quietness, magic landscapes, sea and natural paradises but also marvelous cultural routes.

SCIACCA – BATHS AND CARNIVAL

Sciacca rises on a famous archaeological place between Selinunte and Agrigento; it is the oldest baths resort of Sicily and one of the biggest town in the south-eastern coast. It is a tourist destination not only for its gorgeous coasts, but also for its Baths and its famous Carnival.

The spa resorts of Sciacca have been famous since antiquity. All its people know the legend telling that Daedalus, expert in labyrinths, was able to channel the hot vapors coming from the fissures of the rock and use them for baths. Very famous are the natural steam caves of St. Calogero, its healthiness attracts not only baths followers but also people who suffer from osteoarthritis and respiratory disease.

One of the most beautiful and oldest carnival in Sicily and Italy takes places in Sciacca; there are six days of celebration with featuring impressive allegorical parades. The atmosphere is full of color, pure fun and cheerfulness, everyone takes part in celebrations.

By tradition, Peppe Nappa, the mask symbol of Sciacca Carnival, opens the celebrations by giving out sweets, sausages and wine to everybody and closes them with its stake.

Sciacca boasts a substantial production of grapes, cereals, olives, and citrus fruits. The town also has conspicuous fishing resources. The handicraft activity is especially characterized by the production of artistic ceramics and wooden objects.

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Rental rates for this holiday villa in Ribera, Agrigento Province

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LOW SEASON 4 PAX
20 Sep 2014 - 22 May 2015
7 night minimum stay
€480
for 7 nights
€480
 
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add €10 per night, per additional guest
 
LOW SEASON 4 PAX
23 May 2015 - 19 Jun 2015
7 night minimum stay
€550
for 7 nights
€550
 
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add €10 per night, per additional guest
 
MID SEASON 4 PAX
20 Jun 2015 - 10 Jul 2015
7 night minimum stay
€600
for 7 nights
€600
 
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add €10 per night, per additional guest
 
MID SEASON 4 PAX
11 Jul 2015 - 24 Jul 2015
7 night minimum stay
€650
for 7 nights
€650
 
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add €10 per night, per additional guest
 
HIGH SEASON 4 PAX
25 Jul 2015 - 7 Aug 2015
7 night minimum stay
€700
for 7 nights
€700
 
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add €10 per night, per additional guest
 
HIGH SEASON 4 PAX
8 Aug 2015 - 21 Aug 2015
7 night minimum stay
€800
for 7 nights
€800
 
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add €10 per night, per additional guest
 
MID SEASON 4 PAX
22 Aug 2015 - 11 Sep 2015
7 night minimum stay
€700
for 7 nights
€700
 
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add €10 per night, per additional guest
 
MID SEASON 4 PAX
12 Sep 2015 - 2 Oct 2015
7 night minimum stay
€580
for 7 nights
€580
 
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add €10 per night, per additional guest
 
LOW SEASON 4 PAX
3 Oct 2015 - 25 Mar 2016
7 night minimum stay
€480
for 7 nights
€480
 
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add €10 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Refundable Damage Deposit €200
Notes Final cleaning: 80 euro

In order to book the house the payment of 30% of the rental rate as reservation
deposit is requested by bank transfer, the balance will due at the arrival.

Final cleaning and damage deposit must be paid cash at the arrival.
The damage deposit shall be returned at guest's departure after an inspection of the house by the owner.

Cancellation Policy

Policy available by contacting manager when booking.

Facilities

Facilities

Accommodation and facilities for this holiday villa in Ribera in Agrigento Province

Property Type:
  • villa (detached)
Meals:
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 120 m²
Location Type:
  • near the sea
  • rural
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Farm Holidays
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Rustic
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Air Conditioning
  • Basic Soaps
  • Bottled Water
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Mosquito Magnet
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking ...
  • Shampoo
  • Sofa Bed
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
Kitchen:
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Kitchen
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , Bidet , Hair dryer provided
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 3 - 1 Sofa bed/Futon , The sofa in the living room become a comfortable double bed
    Bedroom 1 - 1 Large Double Bed , Air conditioning; Baby cot on request.
    Bedroom 2 - 2 Single Bed , Air conditioning
  • All the bedrooms are air conditioned and are very bright thanks to two big windows overlooking the beautiful Sicilian countryside.
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • MP3 Dock
  • Music Library
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Video Library
Outside:
  • Balcony
  • Barbecue
  • Beach Towels
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • Patio
  • Veranda
  • Terrace
  • veranda
  • 6 garden chairs
  • 2 deck chairs
Suitability:
  • children welcome
  • pets considered
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Attractions:
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • library
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • ruins
Leisure Activities:
  • eco tourism
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • golf
  • mountain biking
  • snorkelling
  • bay fishing
  • swimming
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