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Villa near the Mediterranean Sea, privacy, Heated pool and much more

People6
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms2
Separate WC's1
Space 1,722 sq. ft.
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 5 nights

Overview

About the property

3 Bedroom, 3 Bathroom. Near A Coast Of 16 Kilometer Sandy Beaches

This house is our summer vacation home. We live in a big city and wanted to find the perfect place to get away from it all without giving up our commodities.

From the Big heated Pool, to the Air-conditions/Heated rooms, to the Dishwasher, Wash machine and Dryer to the fireplace, we have put together our home away from home.

We also like to stay active, and here their is plenty to do on a very moderate budged.

We share a profound love for good food and good wine, and enjoy the local culture very much. Thats way Villa Ruta is perfect for us.

The house can sleep up to 6 people. It as 3 rooms upstairs with a bathroom and a shower, the downstairs as a big screen tv with a comfortable couch, a desk with printer, fireplace, eat-in kitchen, and a small bathroom with washer and dryer.

The outside as an outdoor kitchen with a large veranda that can seat up to 25 people, couches and chairs make that area the most comfortable place at any time of the day.

The outdoor kitchen includes a BBQ and a big wooden oven, perfect for Pizza or anything you feel like cooking. The landscape is small but very well maintained, our landscapers take good care of our beautiful trees and garden throughout the year. The pool area is very comfortable for sun bathing privately or just to relax. It as also a couch area with a patio and a separate Bathroom with shower easy accessible when you are out in the pool or the veranda.

The details of the house are the best part of it, very comfortable, chic and classy. So if you are looking for a place to read, relax and enjoy your family thats the place. If you are looking for a place to have a good time while being active then this could be the place as well. We just love this house for the comforts, the privacy, the simplicity of the area and the culture that goes back thousands of years. Lets not forget the beach, 16 kilometers of sandy beaches with 'Bandiera Blu' rating.

What else to say, i hope you enjoy Villa Ruta just as much as we do every year.

Ciao

Marisa and Giuseppe

More Details

Owner
Giuseppe Ruta
Member since: 2013
Speaks English, German, Spanish, Italian
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
13 July, 2017

About Giuseppe Ruta

Both my wife and I where born in Ispica and our parents had summer homes near by. We met at the age of 16 in that same beach we go every summer and where we take our kids today. This area is very special to us and this house is where we build memories with our family. It gets better every year, we are finally learning how to relax and enjoy our wonderful home.

Giuseppe Ruta purchased this villa in 2008

Why Giuseppe Ruta chose Ragusa

We got married in Ispica and moved to NY over 20 years ago. While NY is Home, we always wanted a place to bring our 3 kids and have them closer to our culture. We looked for many years before deciding on this property, we wanted to have commodity and be near everything, but on the same time didn't want to give up on our privacy. After 6 years the house is what we always dreamed of.

What makes this villa unique

Before seeing this property i was very discouraged and was ready to go back to NY with yet another bad news for my family. I was starting to think that the problem was us, we where looking for a house that needed to be build from scratch, and who wants to do that? The day before my return the agend insisted i see another property…..The owner was inside waiting for us, as soon as we opened the gates and i saw the outside of the house with those century old trees and the dry white bricks wall, and the unique style, i told the agend…This is my house lets close the deal today…He replied…'Easy now, lets see the house first'.

The house now is what we always wanted, plenty of privacy and plenty of activities around us. The food is great and the house is very comfortable if we choose to stay home and do nothing. We need to work while on vacation, so for us technology is a must and it needs to work, her for the most part internet works very well. If you have any other questions let me know and i will be more then happy to answer them.

Facilities

Accommodation and facilities for this holiday villa in Santa Maria del Focallo in Ispica

Property Type:
  • villa
Meals:
  • Self-catering
Housekeeping:
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 1722 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • pets considered
  • Events Allowed
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only ...
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Fireplace ...
  • Fitness Room / Equipment ...
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Hob ...
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 1 Separate WC
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , Bidet , Upstairs Bathroom
    Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Downstairs living area
    Bathroom 3 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , Outside pool area
  • 3 Bathrooms total, one with shower bided upstairs, one toilet downstairs and one with shower accessible from outside
Bedrooms:
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Large Double Bed
    Bedroom 2 - 2 Single Bed , Kids room
    Bedroom 3 - 2 Single Bed , second kids room
  • Master Bedroom upstairs and two kids rooms
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • DVD Player ...
  • Music Library ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Video Games ...
  • Video Library ...
Outside:
  • Bicycles ...
  • Terrace ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • Garden ...
  • Barbecue ...
  • 5 bicycles
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair accessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Heated Pool
  • Private Pool ...
Attractions:
  • churches
  • festivals
  • library
  • marina
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
  • Boating
  • horse riding
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • Shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • Rock Climbing
  • sailing
  • diving
  • snorkelling
  • Snorkeling/Diving
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
Notes:
The house is very comfortable and as it all, we can suggest restaurants and areas to go to. We can also have our housekeeper help with the daily cleaning and laundry for an hourly charge paid directly to her, she is wonderful and as helped us from day one. We can set up airport pick up with a local trusted driver, fees paid directly to him. Our goal is for you to enjoy the house, we know the area very well and can suggest a lot, Just ask.

Reviews

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Villa near the Mediterranean Sea, privacy, Heated pool and much more
average rating of 4.714286 based on 7 reviews
5

A wonderful place for a holiday!

  • 5 of 5

Spent a week here with my family and couldn't have been happier. It is great to stay in a place that is a real family home and not just an anonymous rental property -- it is really comfortable and well equipped for cooking and dining. The pool is big and gorgeous and there are plenty of loungers and armchairs as well as a shady hammock for the heat of the day. We spent many happy hours round the table on the terrace next to the outdoor kitchen -- a fantastic place to cook and eat. The nearby beach is sandy and perfect for a swim, and there are plenty of other beaches to explore. The towns round about, especially Noto, are perfect for an evening of promenading and ice cream. Finally, the villa was beautifully prepared for our arrival, with masses of food and drink, which made us feel very welcome. All in all, I recommend this villa very highly indeed.

  • Review Submitted: Jul 6, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Fabulous stay on Sicily Island !

  • 5 of 5

Being on holiday we had a perfect stay in amazing Villa Ruta in the South-East of Sicily Island.

The whole property is great and more than well equipped. Two full equipped kitchen (one outside), three bathrooms (one outside, one on the ground floor, and one on the first floor where the bedrooms are) and three bedrooms (all air conditioned). We enjoyed being there very much. Together with our 3 ½ year old daughter we loved having breakfast in the morning, and pizza or pasta outside on the terrace in the evening.

Swimming in the pool (it's really a huge and clean pool) was great every time.

For our little one it was a dream coming true as the choice of pool toys was unbelievable. Even a big Orca and a rubber boat were available. The open air shower made things very easy and comfortable – changing clothes for our little daughter or for us after swimming in the evening.

We also had great moments at the beach which is only a stone’s throw away from the house. Exploring southern and eastern Sicily was quite easy and enjoyable as well, the house is placed on such a spot, that it's most easy to travel around (Syracuse, Catania, Taormina, Etna area, … etc.).

We really enjoyed our stay at Villa Ruta - it surpassed our expectations and we felt instantly at home from the moment on we walked in. The complex is lovely and highly recommendable, it is the perfect place to stay on Sicily Island.

Many thanks to Giuseppe (owner of the property) and Signora Carmela (housekeeper) for this very marvelous holiday and all the support we had before, during and after our holiday. We really do hope to return and get in touch with you again real soon !

Ciao !

Bernd & Andrea & Caro

  • Review Submitted: Sep 27, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks Bernd, it was a pleasure having you and your family in our Villa. Hope to see you soon again in wonderful Sicily. Ciao Giuseppe and Marisa
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5

Sehr schön

  • 5 of 5

Schönes Haus, super ausgestattet, toller Pool. Sehr netter Vermieter.

  • Review Submitted: Oct 31, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Oct 2016
  • Source: Fewo Direkt, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank You Christoph i am glad you enjoyed your stay with us. Hope to see you soon again. Ciao Giuseppe and Marisa
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4

Sehr schöner Aufenthalt !

  • 4 of 5

Wir haben im Juni in dieser Villa 2 Wochen verbracht und uns dabei sehr wohlgefühlt.

Das Haus ist sehr gepflegt und gut ausgestattet, bietet reichlich Platz, Ausstattung und eine gute Atmosphäre, sich zu erholen.

Die Außenveranda samt Küche ist ein herrlicher Ort, um in den lauen Abenden dort lange zu verweilen – aber Vorsicht: Vorsorge gegen Mücken treffen 

Der Kontakt mit dem Vermieter per E-Mail in Englisch ist völlig unproblematisch. Er antwortet sehr schnell und ist bei Problemen schnell dabei, über seine örtliche Vertreterin Frau Camela, die ebenfalls sehr hilfreich und nett ist, diese zu lösen.

Volle 5 Sterne können wir wegen kleiner „Mängel“ leider nicht geben:

- Frau Camela spricht ausschließlich Italienisch, insoweit ist die Einweisung in das Haus sowie Hilfe bei Problemen etwas schwierig

- die Fahrräder waren in einen ungepflegtem Zustand, letztendlich konnten wir nur 2 benutzen

- ein Sonnensegel oder -schirm für die Liegen am Pool war nicht vorhanden, daher konnte man dort sich nur unter dem Baldachin in den Schatten setzen

- über wohl vereinbarte Termine mit einer Poolreinigungsfirma waren wir nicht informiert; einmal wurde der Pool bei unserer ganztägigen Ausflugsfahrt gereinigt und vom Poolreiniger die Alarmanlage aktiviert, so dass diese beim Betreten des Hauses auslöste und von uns auch nicht abgeschaltet werden konnte; nur ein Anruf bei Frau Camela löste das Problem

- trotz Satellitenempfangs waren nur italienische Programme verfügbar.

Wir können das Haus gerne sehr empfehlen, wenn man einen ruhigen Urlaub abseits jeder Touristenhochburg verbringen möchte.

  • Review Submitted: Jul 12, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2016
  • Source: Fewo Direkt, from HomeAway
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4

Sehr schönes Haus, sehr schöner Aufenthalt !

  • 4 of 5

Wir haben im Juni in dieser Villa 2 Wochen verbracht und uns dabei sehr wohlgefühlt.

Das Haus ist sehr gepflegt und gut ausgestattet, bietet reichlich Platz, Ausstattung und eine gute Atmosphäre, sich zu erholen.

Die Außenveranda samt Küche ist ein herrlicher Ort, um in den lauen Abenden dort lange zu verweilen – aber Vorsicht: Vorsorge gegen Mücken treffen 

Der Kontakt mit dem Vermieter per E-Mail in Englisch ist völlig unproblematisch. Er antwortet sehr schnell und ist bei Problemen schnell dabei, über seine örtliche Vertreterin Frau Camela, die ebenfalls sehr hilfreich und nett ist, diese zu lösen.

Volle 5 Sterne können wir wegen kleiner „Mängel“ leider nicht geben:

- Frau Camela spricht ausschließlich Italienisch, insoweit ist die Einweisung in das Haus sowie Hilfe bei Problemen etwas schwierig

- die Fahrräder waren in einen ungepflegtem Zustand, letztendlich konnten nur 2 benutzt werden

- ein Sonnensegel oder -schirm für die Liegen am Pool war nicht vorhanden, daher konnte man dort sich nur unter dem Baldachin in den Schatten setzen

- über wohl vereinbarte Termine mit einer Poolreinigungsfirma waren wir nicht informiert; einmal wurde der Pool bei unserer ganztägigen Ausflugsfahrt gereinigt und vom Poolreiniger die Alarmanlage aktiviert, so dass diese beim Betreten des Hauses auslöste und von uns auch nicht abgeschaltet werden konnte; nur ein Anruf bei und das Kommen von Frau Camela löste das Problem

- trotz Satellitenempfangs waren nur italienische Programme verfügbar.

Wir können das Haus gerne sehr empfehlen, wenn man einen ruhigen Urlaub abseits jeder Touristenhochburg verbringen möchte.

  • Review Submitted: Jul 9, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2016
  • Source: Fewo Direkt, from HomeAway
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5

Sehr schönes Ferienhaus mit allem was man zum Erholen braucht.

  • 5 of 5

Die 'Villa Ruta' bietet alles, was man für einen erholsamen komfortablen Urlaub braucht. Die Lage ist sehr ruhig und dennoch in Strandnähe (3 Minuten Fahrt).

Sehr einladend ist die überdachte Terasse mit eigener Küche. Der Pool ist sehr gross.

  • Review Submitted: May 17, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Apr 2016
  • Source: Fewo Direkt, from HomeAway
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Location

Nearest Airport
100 Kilometres
Catania Fontana Rossa
Nearest Barpub
1 Kilometres
Bar Paradiso
Nearest Ferry
6 Kilometres
Pozzallo
Nearest Train
5 Kilometres
Ispica
Nearest Motorway
10 Kilometres
A18 Rosolini
Nearest Restaurant
5 Kilometres
Verde Basilico, Il Veliero and many more
Nearest Beach
1 Kilometres
Santa Maria del Focallo, Pozzallo
Car: recommended

Our house is located 10 minutes biking from the beach. It is perfect for long beach walks or running, We usually enjoy Canoeing and swimming in the morning, the beach is usually empty early and the water is perfect.

5 kilometers away near bars and restaurants is the perfect corner for Kite surfing, in the afternoon when the wind picks up a little. Sometimes we just enjoy watch people kite surfing while holding a drink.

We also have some of the best known Sicilian wineries in Ispica, Noto, Palazzolo and Donnalucata only 10-30 minutes away.

If you love hiking we usually enjoy Parco Forza, a rural Canyon style park that starts from Ispica and goes all the way to Modica (i can send you some pictures of it, Breath taking beauty).

It is also ideal for bikers, the roads are nicely paved for long rides, or for the more risk takers their is plenty of Mountain biking in the area.

For the culture lovers we are 10-30 minutes away from Ispica, Modica, Noto, Ragusa and Siracusa, where you will find countless churches and baroque style structures. Our area is also well know for the food, from fresh seafood to Michelin star restaurants to mom and pop Trattorias, we have it all.

We are both in the food industry and can definitely suggest where to go and find good food with fair pricing.

Any additional information you like just ask us it will be our pleasure to help you regardless if you rent our Villa or not.

Ciao

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Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday villa in Santa Maria del Focallo, Sicily

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
EUR
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event Price
 
Summer
1 Jun 2017 - 30 Sep 2017
5 night minimum stay
£1,122
for 5 nights
From
£224
£1,346
 
 
My Standard Rate
5 night minimum stay
£673
for 5 nights
From
£135
£808
 

Additional pricing information

Pet Fee £44.88
Refundable Damage Deposit £448.79

50% Security is not refundable if cancelled, sorry we want people that can committed to the dates. You will be greeted by our housekeeper Carmela and her Brother Rosario, they will walk you through the house and explain you how everything works. When you leave they will do the same and confirm with us that everything is in order. After that we will release you the damage protection deposit. Thanks

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
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