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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!
"This house has a fantastic pool - although shared by the owner it is virtually for your private use. we spent hours by the pool. the house itself was lovely - very comfortable and clean. You do need a car though."