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Family Villa By The Beach With a Big Garden, Sea Views and Private Parking

People6
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms3
Space 1,614 sq. ft.
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 4 - 7 nights

Overview

About the property

Three Bedroom, Three Bathroom Villa, 25 Mins Drive From Siracusa And Noto

This is a spacious, fully air-conditioned family home that is ideal for two couples and up to two kids, just across the road from Fontane Bianche's sandy beaches. It's equipped for year round living with all the home comforts, but is especially idyllic in the Summer months. French doors flood the kitchen and dining room with natural light, providing sea views over the patio and lawn. The kitchen has a dishwasher and microwave oven in addition to gas hobs and a full size electric oven. There are two double bedrooms that face the back garden, plus a single room which accommodates two single beds. Two bathrooms have showers, the third has a bathtub. The study contains a desk, a small sofa and plenty of books to browse. The sitting room has a comfortable sofa and armchair, a flat screen television and a modern log fireplace that powers the central heating.

Outside, the patio is equipped with comfortable outdoor furniture and awnings for shade in the summer season. A light sea breeze makes it ideal for outdoor dining.

Kids love the large garden which has lemon, orange and olive trees. The barbecue has a large marble worktop and sink.

A separate laundry room with washing machine in the back garden has an extra shower, handy after a day at the beach.

There is private parking for three cars in front of the house.

More Details

Owner
Peter Jinks
Member since: 2014
Speaks English, French, Italian
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
20 November, 2017

About Peter Jinks

I'm a British writer and university instructor. My wife is Sicilian and works in the field of study abroad.

Peter Jinks purchased this villa in 2004

Why Peter Jinks chose Syracuse

It is in a great location overlooking the bay, within easy reach of Siracusa and Noto. The motorway is less than ten minutes away for the airport and longer trips.

What makes this villa unique

We fell in love with being close to the sea, and being able to get up and flop into the water on a Summer's day. But the garden is a joy too, full of fruit trees and herbs. The house is built of solid stone, so is both cool in Summer and warm in Winter. The barbecue has a great view of the sea that is best appreciated while grilling salsiccia with a cold drink in hand.

Facilities

Accommodation and facilities for this holiday villa in Syracuse in Province of Syracuse

Property Type:
  • villa
Meals:
  • Self-catering
Housekeeping:
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 1614 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 15:00
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • Max. adults: 5
  • Min. age of primary renter: 25
  • Children welcome ...
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed ...
  • Non smoking only ...
  • No camper vans - they won't fit through the gate.
Location Type:
  • beach
  • near the sea
  • Ocean View
  • village
Theme:
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Sports & Activities
General:
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Hob ...
  • Toaster ...
Dining:
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath with Shower , Bidet
    Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , Bidet
    Bathroom 3 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
  • There's an extra shower in the laundry room
Bedrooms:
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Large Double Bed
    Bedroom 2 - 1 Large Double Bed
    Bedroom 3 - 2 Single Bed
  • Bedroom 3 is a kids room, not really suitable for two adults.
Entertainment:
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player
  • Television
  • Toys ...
  • Video Library ...
Outside:
  • Garden ...
  • Barbecue ...
  • Veranda ...
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible ...
Onsite Services:
  • Private Chef
Attractions:
  • bay
  • churches
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • mountain biking
  • sailing
  • diving
  • snorkelling
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing
Notes:
Our representative Carmen can deliver home cooked Sicilian food to the door, and also do extra cleans/shopping on request for an extra fee paid directly to her. Please contact the owner for more information.

Reviews

Excellent! 4.7/5 -
(21 traveller reviews)

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Family Villa By The Beach With a Big Garden, Sea Views and Private Parking
average rating of 4.714286 based on 21 reviews
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5

Perfect!

  • 5 of 5

We were at the villa for 7 days and it was wonderful, it was equipped with everything you could need. We woke up every morning and opened the shutters to amazing views of the sea. The beach is literally on your door step and there is a fab restaurant there called La Malafemmina there.

Everything is spot on and recommend this villa.

  • Review Submitted: 28-Aug-2017
  • Date of Stay: August 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you very much! We're delighted that you enjoyed your stay.
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5

The place was clean and tidy also very spacious and comfortable.

  • 5 of 5

We enjoyed the situation of the villa being just across the road from the beach with good safe swimming and a restaurant. The garden was lovely and we enjoyed the lemons from the tree. There was a good bread shop just up the road and a useful grocery store. It was only 20 minutes drive into Syracuse which is lovely.

  • Review Submitted: 19-Oct-2017
  • Date of Stay: October 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: We're very glad that everything was up to scratch and that you enjoyed our lovely lemons!
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5

Amazing vacation!!!

  • 5 of 5

We stayed at the Villa for two weeks with our 4 children. We arrived the last week of July. The property was even better then described! Huge enclosed garden, a big terrace with a sea view, 3 big bedrooms, 3 big bathrooms. A lot of space! The kitchen was really big and full equipped and barbecue outside. The separate washing room. A lot of books for adults and children and toys for the children. To minutes walk to a sandy beach and a local supermarket. 5 minutes walk to a local bakery. So we always had fresh bagels for breakfast. The bigger supermarket was just 10-15 min by car in Avola. Avola center was really nice. We visited Siracusa , Ortigia, Ragusa and mount Etna. Highly recommended. Siracusa was just 20 minutes away by car. Excellent weather through the whole stay. Excellent service and welcome. Peter was really helpful and responded right away to any questions we had through the whole stay.

We had an amazing vacation and already planning to come back next year!!!

  • Review Submitted: 20-Aug-2017
  • Date of Stay: July 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: We're delighted that you enjoyed the villa, garden and everything else. Please do come back and stay next year you are very welcome! Peter
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5

Brilliant Villa with sea views and wonderful garden

  • 5 of 5

Spacious Villa fully equipped with modern kitchen, dishwasher and washing machine. Just four minutes walk to a beautiful sandy beach. We enjoyed days that were spent on local beaches as well as driving to nearby Avola for good value shops and some excellent restaurants. We also traveled further on some days visiting majestic Noto, Scicli, and Siracuse. We also did a longer trip to experience the narrow gauge railway that runs around Mt Etna.

However, nothing beats sitting on the terrace of the Villa on a bright sunny day, with a cold drink before and after a visit to the two local beaches. Fabulous, except if it rains for several days.

  • Review Submitted: 15-Apr-2017
  • Date of Stay: March 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for your generous review, April is a great month for sightseeing and getting some sunshine, although yes it does rain sometimes!
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4

A great week and a wonderful villa!

  • 4 of 5

We enjoyed a very relaxing week in this extremely spacious yet comfortable villa which more than lived up to our expectations. While the photographs are accurate, they somehow don't reflect the size and quality of this property. The villa was clean and well maintained and had all the equipment we needed. Wifi worked well the entire week and the DVD player proved a welcome bonus when the weather was stormy. The beautiful garden is large, enclosed and well kept, and the terrace has plenty of room for eating and relaxing. The road at the front of the villa is noisy but did not spoil our time outside. The beach is a short walk away and we were ideally situated for all of the locations we had planned to visit. Owner Peter promptly responded to our query before booking and local representative Carmen gave us a warm welcome and a detailed tour of the villa on arrival.

  • Review Submitted: 12-Sep-2016
  • Date of Stay: September 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your review, we're very pleased that you enjoyed your stay.
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Marseille
5

A great stay

  • 5 of 5

We had a great stay at the Villa in Fontane Bianche!

The house is very comfortable, larger than we had hoped, with lots of privacy for two couples. The terrace, garden and view are beautiful, we really enjoyed it. The pictures on the site are very realistic but the house is even better than we had imagined. We enjoyed every minute there and wish we could have stayed longer.

We stayed during the high summer days, and even then we could enjoy the beach in front of the house and visit many places in the region (Siracusa, Noto, Modica, Ragusa) without traffic jam!

Carmen was very nice in welcoming us to the house, always was very attentive and available.

  • Review Submitted: 25-Aug-2016
  • Date of Stay: August 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Wonderful that you enjoyed yourselves at that you had a comfortable stay. Thanks for choosing us and please come again! Peter and Lucia
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Location

Nearest Airport
70 Kilometres
Catania
Nearest Ferry
47 Kilometres
Pozzallo
Nearest Golf
17 Kilometres
I Monasteri golf resort
Nearest Train
17 Kilometres
Siracusa
Nearest Motorway
5 Kilometres
E45
Nearest Restaurant
100 Metres
White Bay
Nearest Beach
100 Metres
Fontane Bianche
Car: necessary

Vibrant in the Summer, nice and quiet off season, Fontane Bianche is where many Siracusans keep a second home to escape the heat of the city. It's very friendly and Italian, only a smattering of foreign tourists. There's great ice cream at Il Cubano gelateria, but there's also a very handy restaurant and spa within two minutes walk of the house called White Bay.

The local grocery store (again, two minute walk) sells panini, milk, fresh bread and general supplies. In Cassibile (five minutes drive) you can find more restaurants, shops, pharmacy etc. Cassibile is where you take the motorway: Catania airport is 50 mins away, Comiso airport 1 hour 30 mins, Palermo airport 3 hours 30 mins.

Please be aware that in August, Fontane Bianche fills up with holiday makers and the weekends can be noisy.

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Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday villa in Syracuse, Sicily

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
GBP
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
 
November 2017
1 Nov 2017 - 30 Nov 2017
4 night minimum stay
£400
for 4 nights
From
£90
 
 
May 2018
25 May 2018 - 31 May 2018
5 night minimum stay
£615
for 5 nights
From
£115
 
 
Summer 2018
1 Jun 2018 - 30 Sep 2018
7 night minimum stay
£985
for 7 nights
From
£135
 
 
My Standard Rate
4 night minimum stay
£440
for 4 nights
From
£100
 

Additional pricing information

Refundable Damage Deposit £250
Cleaning £40

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund for cancellations more than 14 days before check-in date.
  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.
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