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Recent Reviews

  • A wondering gathering place for family and friends
    5 of 5

    We had a fantastic family holiday at Sainte Maria, the space was a luxury. Spacious bedrooms, a wonderfully large and well equipped kitchen, several sitting rooms that we never used, 4 modern shower rooms equipped with hairdryers. The outdoor terrace is where we spent most of our time, relaxing, dining and BBQ. Internet. Our lovely hosts Martina and Alberto were just so welcoming and attentive , it was thanks to them that our holiday was so special. They gave us many places to visit, the best beaches and most importantly their favorite local food shops which we used daily. The beaches were only a quick car ride away and there was a different one for every day. This was definitely a five star house.

    Stayed: Jul 2018
  • Great villa next to the sea
    5 of 5

    A beautiful villa with a lovely garden. The great thing about Tindari is that it is just 30 metres from the sea, with just a footpath and a belt of trees separating you from the sandy beach. We were worried that there would be noise from the motorway and we were also worried about the amount of development on the coast. Would our holiday be affected by blaring noise from some local resort? In fact, the villa was very peaceful. Road noise was low. We went in August so there were some parties and celebrations. But, generally, there was no problem at all. The coastal area has seen a lot of development and the local coastal villages, whilst low rise, are not particularly appealing (although not particularly brash) but the area around the villa is fine - it overlooks a lemon orchard and a belt of rather beautiful eucalyptus trees. The closeness of the motorway is a boon as it means transport links are excellent. And the mountains behind the villa are spectacular. There are plenty of local excursions - including the Aeolian Islands, of course. The Mianos are excellent landlords. They were extremely responsive to questions or problems and very friendly. The villa does not have air con and we were there in August. Generally, it is a cool house and, with fans, we did not have a problem with heat. We found the house comfortable and the garden and backyard provided plenty of shade and privacy. A previous review mentioned rubbish. Well, this is italy, and there is some on the beach (although the beach and the sea felt clean). We simply took out a bin bag and cleared rubbish off the immediate area - this took all of about 15 minutes. I'd warmly recommend the property to anyone looking to combine a beach holiday with exploring Sicily. We found Sicilians to be friendly, honest and hospitable. The driving isn't that bad either!

    Stayed: Aug 2012