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Beautiful villa with large swimming pool surrounded by sicilian nature

Bedrooms 4
Space 2,152 sq. ft.
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 7 nights


About the property

Large rooms with bathroom beautiful swimming pool, solarium and verandas

In the heart of Val di Noto, in the wonderful Ibla countryside, among centuries-old olive trees and fruit orchards you can find Villa Hena a magnificent example of restoration of the typical Sicilian stone mansions.

Villa Hena has been completely renovated and refurbished in every aspect, it has the most modern comforts and offers its guests moments of delightful relax in contact with the surrounding nature.

There are large outer and well equipped lounge areas where you can spend moments of real relax, enriched by a garden full of centuries old olive trees, a fruit orchard and a well trimmed lawn.

The big exclusive infinity pool, with salty water and waterfalls, is equipped with deck chairs, tables, chairs and beach umbrellas. You can enjoy refreshing moments of pure relax with a wonderful view on the surrounding countryside.

You can also enjoy the lounge with an ancient stone oven, accurately renewed and artistically modernised with stone outer walls. Our chef is available on request to organize unforgettable lunches and dinners based on the typical Sicilian cuisine of the area.

The outer areas are decorated and adorned with splendid boundary walls made of stones with the typical Sicilian technique of dry-stone walls.

Finally, the carefully lighted structure creates a surreal effect.

The villa is made up of a wide living area where you can also find the well equipped kitchen with modern electrical appliances. On the ground floor there is a bedroom with en suite bathroom and a double room with queen size beds and a sofa bed with bathroom.

On the first floor there is a wonderful bedroom with en suite bathroom (bathtub and shower box inside), wooden roofs, side balconies which allow our guests a panoramic view on the surrounding countryside and on the swimming pool waterfalls, well lighted at night. On the same floor you can find another bedroom with a queen bed and a bean bag chair.

Villa Hena is in the heart of the Val di Noto in the country near the well known village of Giarratana, which is famous for its onions, its popular festivals and the most beautiful living nativity scene in Italy.

Just a 20 minute drive from Giarratana we can find some charming baroque towns, UNESCO heritage, like Ragusa Ibla, Modica and Scicli. After a 30 minute drive you can enjoy the most beautiful beaches in the Ibla coastline like Marina di Ragusa, Playa Grande, Donnalucata and Sampieri, which were awarded the blue flag in 2014 too. A 35 minute drive will take you to Siracusa and Noto, two cities officially recognised by UNESCO as humanity world heritage.

In the surrounding area we can find the Calaforno Hypogeum and the forest park. There you can have long walks and excursions, or go mountain biking in an uncontaminated nature. In the Santa Rosalia artificial lake you can practise freshwater fishing and Donnafugata golf courses are just a 35 minute drive from the villa. Wine and food lovers can enjoy the numerous typical restaurants, the well known wines and the typical local oil, they can discover the local cuisine and the local controlled origin food.

More Details

Property Manager
Elena Tavano
Member since: 2013
Speaks English, Italian
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
17 July, 2018


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday villa in Giarratana in Province of Ragusa

Property Type:
  • villa
  • Catering available
  • Breakfast - Booking Possible
  • Lunch - Booking Possible
  • Dinner - Booking Possible
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 2152 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 15:00
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:30
  • Max. occupancy: 9
  • Max. adults: 9
  • Min. age of primary renter: 25
  • Children welcome
  • Smoking allowed ...
Location Type:
  • rural
  • village
  • Family
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning
  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 10 people
  • 4 Bathrooms
  • - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
    - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
    - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
    - Toilet , Bath with Shower , Shower Enclosure
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 9
  • - 1 Double Bed
    - 1 Double Bed
    - 2 Single Bed , 1 Sofa bed/Futon
    - 2 Single Bed , 1 Sofa bed/Futon
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Balcony
  • Terrace
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • Veranda
  • Groups
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Singles
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Private Pool
Onsite Services:
  • Chauffeur
  • Housekeeping
  • Massage
  • Private Chef
  • Staff
  • autumn foliage
  • bay
  • botanical garden
  • caves
  • churches
  • forests
  • museums
  • playground
  • pond
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • volcano
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • eco tourism
  • horse riding
  • outlet shopping
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • golf pass optional
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • mountain biking
  • paragliding
  • tennis


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Beautiful villa with large swimming pool surrounded by sicilian nature
average rating of 5.0 based on 2 reviews

Tranquil base for a relaxing stay

  • 5 of 5

The house is large, tastefully furnished and really well equipped. The beds were so comfortable and thanks to this, air con and the silent location we slept so well. It is very rural and beautiful so ideal for those who want just to relax and enjoy privacy. The pool area was terrific with the largest private pool we have ever had at 28m long. Ideal for lengths but also had a shallow shelving end ideal for children. The bulk of the pool was 1.5 m deep and was a salt water pool. It was lovely to swim in and so much nicer than a chlorine system. The gardens around the house and pool were beautifully tended. It was about 10 mins from the nearest town Giarratana which was home to a superb cafe with pastries to rival any I have had in France-it is listed in the welcome pack. It took us about 25 mins to Ragusa Ibla which I think is stunning. The roads are winding and rural but quiet. Similar distance to Modica and Palazzolo Accreide. The company were great to deal with-very responsive with a warm welcome from Francesco and Antonio. We will certainly use Elena Villas for our next visit to this gorgeous area.

  • Review Submitted: 26-Jun-2017
  • Date of Stay: June 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Magic place-Vila Henna, Giarrratana, Sicilia

  • 5 of 5

We stayed in this incredible place, Villa Hena for seven beautiful days. The house and its surroundings with the huge pool and olive trees are beyond every imagination. The house is very nice and decorated with style which reflects the beauty of the Sicily and their people. House is very well equipped so you have all facilities, like you were at your own home. Each room has its separate bathrooms which makes it perfect for a group of friends. If you travel with children there is even nice playground within the property which will make your child happy. View from the pool is spectacular over the Sicilian hills full of olive trees. It looks like a painting. Moreover, the guy who was taking care of our stay, Francesco, is such lovely person always ready to help you and at your disposal. Place is perfect spot for visiting the beautiful cities of Ragusa and Notto. Don't forget Giarratana where villa is located. You will fall in love easily with kindness of local people, richness of food and the culture. Definitely , I ll come back. Damir

  • Review Submitted: 29-Aug-2016
  • Date of Stay: August 2016
  • Source: Homelidays, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
30 Kilometres
Nearest Ferry
40 Kilometres
Nearest Golf
30 Kilometres
Nearest Train
20 Kilometres
Nearest Restaurant
3 Kilometres
Nearest Beach
35 Kilometres
Marina di Ragusa
Car: necessary


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday villa in Giarratana, Sicily

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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
High Season
1 Jul 2018 - 26 Aug 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Mid Season (Sptember)
27 Aug 2018 - 30 Sep 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Low Season
1 Oct 2018 - 4 Nov 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
My Standard Rate
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Refundable Damage Deposit £447.36

Manager's Cancellation Policy

  • Cancelled bookings will not receive a refund.
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