|Minimum Stay||7 nights|
Modern villa with swimming pool m. 10x5 with whirlpool and trampoline, showers and bathroom outside. Tropical garden, a small orchard, area aromatic plants, lawn. Children's play area, swing, slide, shed. Large wooden shed. Tables and chairs outdoor, sun beds and wooden chairs relax. Barbecue lava stone. Large car park. Electric gate and pedestrian. Washing machine, dishwasher, air conditioning in all rooms, Sky TV, wi-fi, stereo system inside and outside (pool area), kettle, hair dryer, electric oven. Wood-burning fireplace. 2 bedrooms with double bed, 1 bedroom with 3 single beds and a room with sofa bed. 2 Baby baby. 2 bathrooms with shower and bidet, 1 bathroom with shower outside near the pool, 1 outdoor shower near the pool.
This is a lovely property. Spotlessly clean, modern and well appointed. A fabulous, mature garden surrounds the villa, with fruit trees and herbs, and lots of shade for different times of the day. The pool is large and very refreshing and was not at all cold as suggested by a previous reviewer - we swam at 8am and 11pm, and all times in between!. We loved the speakers hidden in the bushes by the pool (which we found by accident; couldn't work out where the music was coming from!)
The kitchen had everything we needed, and the local Eurospar supermarket is just 3 minutes away in the car.
Giorgio, Alessio and Anna were a pleasure to deal with, and any issues were sorted out very quickly. We did have a problem with the wifi, which was resolved (much to the relief of our 3 teenagers!) within 24 hours. (Download speed was 10Mbps once fixed; perfectly acceptable.)
If we were looking for a fault, then the lack of proper air-conditioning in the 4th (ground floor) bedroom would be our only complaint. Fortunately we did not need to use that bedroom. There is some building work still being undertaken on neighbouring properties but we did not find it overly intrusive (the houses are fully built, but they are still working on the internal fittings). It wasn't a major problem, and the villa still felt quiet and secluded, and importantly is not overlooked giving a feeling of privacy.
We have stayed in many different properties around the world and would have no hesitation in recommending this one. We hope that we will be able to return one day.
Marina di Ragusa is a nice, low key resort. Beaches are wonderfully soft and very clean, with safe swimming. Lots of restaurants and cafes, and of course gelateria! Interesting local towns to visit - our favourite was Scicli. For a great beach walk we recommend the Playa Grande beach just before Donnalucata.
We enjoyed our stay very much, the house is nice and modern and the pool is lovely. The house has in walking distance to the marina with lots of restaurants. The beach close by were very nice and in walking distance when it's not too hot.
The equipment in the kitchen could have been better and the air conditioning had no climate control it was either on or off.
The contact persons Anna and Alesso were lovely and helped us instantly when we needed!
Overall this is a good house. Large, clean and with good facilties. I have some positives and some negatives which should be considered:
+ Large clean house
+ Nice little garden perfect for small kids
+ Marina de Ragusa is a nice small town which is nicely located for trips to Scili, Modica and Ragusa.
+ Great service from local girl who helped us when there was issues
+ Beach is great for kids
- On the google picture it looks like the house is at the edge of the gated community. This is however not the case. At the time we were at the house there was construction work going on all around the house (they are building several new houses). Some of the days it was very noizy with power drills starting from 9am in the morning. We would have liked to have known this. One of the days all power and water was turned off the whole day. This is quite a challenge when you have a baby. We spoke with the construction workers who said that the owners had been notified, however we where not told.
- Pool was very cold
- No barbeque
- Generally not a very well equiped kitchen (seems like this is a 100% rental house)
- Slow wifi but that did not really matter to us
All in all a great holiday with a few minor issues.
Really relaxing holiday . inside the house so much serenity and charm . outside the house beautiful beaches many fine restaurants and so much history .
Residential zone near the center of Marina di Ragusa. The tranquility is total even in August. You can easily reach all places of the Val di Noto and places of Montalbano. The property is located close to the sea of Marina di Ragusa and the center between the places of Montalbano and the splendid Baroque of Scicli, Modica, Ragusa, Noto.
|Refundable Damage Deposit||£346|
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