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Villa with full privacy and heated pool near the Mediterranean Sea.

Bedrooms 3
Separate WCs1
Space 1,722 sq. ft.
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 5 nights


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.


Marisa and Giuseppe

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Giuseppe Ruta
Member since: 2013
Speaks English, German, Spanish, Italian
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Calendar last updated:
22 July, 2018

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 Santa Maria del Focallo

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.


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday villa in Santa Maria del Focallo in Province of Ragusa

Property Type:
  • villa
  • Self-catering
  • 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 ...
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Fireplace ...
  • Fitness Room / Equipment ...
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Hob ...
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 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
  • 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
  • Books
  • DVD Player ...
  • Music Library ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Video Games ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Bicycles ...
  • Terrace ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • Garden ...
  • Barbecue ...
  • 5 bicycles
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair accessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Heated Pool
  • Private Pool ...
  • 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
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.


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Villa with full privacy and heated pool near the Mediterranean Sea.
average rating of 4.7 based on 10 reviews

Fantastic break away

  • 4 of 5

We all loved the villa, it was spotless when we arrived, with a lovely welcome spread. It felt like home, so we instantly relaxed. We enjoyed the pool every day, which is a good size, big enough for general playing as well as swimming a few lengths. We had a few days exploring the area, and found some great restaurants.

  • Review Submitted: 13-Jun-2018
  • Date of Stay: May 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Fully kitted out house, wonderful pool, extremely attentive host.

  • 5 of 5

My husband, our 3 and 6 yr old daughters and I had a fantastic stay at Villa Ruta at the beginning of April. Probably partly because Giuseppe and his family have lived there and obviously enjoyed it themselves, it is fully kitted out with everything you could need and more: cooking utensils, outside wood burning pizza oven, barbeque, television, swimming equipment etc. Big television, peaceful at night, the only negative about the house would be that the mattresses were too hard for our tastes. Although our children were too young to use them, there are bikes to use, exercise and diving equipment in the garage, for example. Gorgeous pool, that I enjoyed so much, even if it wasn't always the warmest weather or water. Warm enough for us! Again, maybe better for slightly older children because the shallow end is too deep for little ones to stand, but it didn't stop ours from loving it once they had arm bands etc. Great location for visits to Noto, Modica, and Syracuse, wonderful coastline 2 mins away, with lots of restaurants all along the coast, big supermarket 15 mins away, small one 2 mins away.

What we were particularly impressed by was the attentiveness and generosity of Giuseppe as a host. We arrived to a complementary table of bread, ricotta, olives etc, a bottle of wine. Although he's in New York, he answered all our queries immediately and thoroughly, and went out of his way to accommodate us. Our youngest daughter was ill, and he was quick to make arrangements to have a doctor brought to us if need be. Although it wasn't needed, it was a real relief to know it was possible.

  • Review Submitted: 10-Apr-2018
  • Date of Stay: March 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Fiona for this wonderful review. Yes you are correct, we love it there and my family and I go any chance we have. I am glad you enjoyed your stay and the weather collaborated for the most part. Hope to see you soon again in wonderful Sicily. Ciao Giuseppe and Marisa
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Lovely home in southeast Sicily - Near the beach and easy driving distance to Modica, Noto, Syracuse

  • 5 of 5

We are a family of 4 with two small children and really enjoyed our stay in the Ruta Villa. The house is impeccably clean. I've seriously never seen a cleaner house. The housekeeper deserves an award. We especially enjoyed the outdoor space. There is a hammock, outdoor dining room and kitchen and a variety of lounging spaces around the pool. We also appreciated that the pool can be completely closed off for the safety of young children. The bathroom with direct access to the pool is also a nice touch.

One of the most memorable moments was the lovely spread of local food that was awaiting us on arrival. The fresh local ricotta was unbelievable. On a practical level, this was important as well because we arrived on a Sunday night when most shops (and many local restaurants) were closed.

It's hard to find any flaws in this home. The beds were definitely on the far end of the firm scale, which may not be everyone's preference. Also, the pool heater wasn't working while we were there, so being mid-October we weren't able to enjoy the pool (even though the outside temp was still lovely). The owner was very apologetic and tried everything he could to get it resolved.

The villa itself is situated amongst farmland. We very much enjoyed the quiet, rural feel. A lovely beach is within a 3 minute drive (or you can use the provided bikes). Several good restaurants from low- to high-end are within a short driving distance.

I really think this home is a great location to explore southeast Sicily with short drives to some amazing cities and sites to explore.

  • Review Submitted: 25-Oct-2017
  • Date of Stay: October 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Dave, I am so glad you and your family enjoyed our Villa and our wonderful Sicily, and yes Signora Carmela is a wonderful and clean person, we are very lucky to have her. Hope to see you soon again. Grazie e Arrivederci. Giuseppe and Marisa
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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: 06-Jul-2017
  • Date of Stay: June 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you very much, We are glad you enjoyed your stay. G&M
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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: 27-Sep-2015
  • Date of Stay: September 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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Sehr schön

  • 5 of 5

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

  • Review Submitted: 31-Oct-2016
  • Date of Stay: October 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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Nearest Airport
100 Kilometres
Catania Fontana Rossa
Nearest Barpub
1 Kilometres
Bar Paradiso
Nearest Ferry
6 Kilometres
Nearest Train
5 Kilometres
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.



Prices & Availability

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

Rental Basis:
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1 Jul 2018 - 31 Jul 2018
5 night minimum stay
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1 Aug 2018 - 12 Aug 2018
5 night minimum stay
for 5 nights
13 Aug 2018 - 31 Aug 2018
5 night minimum stay
for 5 nights
10 Sep 2018 - 28 Feb 2019
5 night minimum stay
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5 night minimum stay
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Additional pricing information

Pet Fee £44.63
Refundable Damage Deposit £446.25
Cleaning £44.63

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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