|Minimum Stay||7 nights|
This property was conceived as a condo but at the moment is actually a singular villa. It offers and an expansive outdoor space with pool, large deck and a terrace with couches and a large outdoor table for dining, all while looking out onto the beautiful mediteranean sea. There is an outdoor shower. The outdoor barbecue area has a sink with running water, a gas burner , a marble prep area and grill. Indoors there is a fully equipped kitchen with gas cooktop, wall oven and microwave. dishwasher and large capacity refrigerator. The living room dining room area is spacious and there is a HDTV. The first floor bedrooms is spacious with enormous illuminated closet and queen bed. There are two bedrooms upstairs, each has it's own terrace with sitting areas looking out to the sea, large closets and the upstairs bath with shower. One has a twin which can convert into a queen or two separate twin beds and the other has a queen bed.
This villa is the perfect vantage point from which to enjoy the extraordinary culture, climate and culinary specialties of Southern Sicily. Nearby beaches spiaggia di Donnalucata, Playa Grandre, Cave d'Aliga, Sampieri, Marina di Ragusa and Marina di Modica. Close by Baroque towns of Scicli, Modica, Ragusa, Ragusa Ibla and Noto; each unique and spectacular. A short distance away Siracuse with it's historic center, the Island of Ortigia, Vendicari Natural Riserve with some of the most pristine beaches, Marzamemi a picturesque little fishing village, to name a few.
For wine connoisseurs there are a multitude of vineyards nearby producing many famous varieties such as nero d'avola, syrah, cerasuolo di vittoria, bianco d'alcamo, grillo, inzolia, cataratto to name a few.
Day trips to Caltagirone well known for it's ceramics, Donna Fugata Castle built in the 17th Century and featured in several movies such as Visconti's The leopard. Taormina and Mt Etna are less than two hours away...there truly are endless opportunities to explore this beautiful region.
We are a professional Italian couple,who work currently in USA,we have 3 teenager kids.We both went to school to the University of Perugia Italy.
Francesco Corvi purchased this townhome in 2013
In this house you can swim in tha swimming pool and watch the ocean,you can be confortable with Central AC.
I have not written many reviews because as much as i intend to i usually get home and get caught up in things and time just goes by. In this case, our trip was so much fun and so relaxing thanks to this house that i feel obligated to share my feelings.
First off, Francesco was fantastic to deal with. While he is not at the site, he responded to any question immediately electronically and had his property manager available to us to address anything we needed. Pietro - the property manager - was a wonderful gentleman whose smile, kindness, and knowledge of the area helped make our trip a huge success. Pietro would be able and willing to drop by at a seconds notice and only lives a few minutes away so you never have to wait to address any issue that might pop up.
The property itself is exactly as it suggests in the pictures. It was exceptionally clean and well maintained. We ate every evening overlooking the Mediterranean - which is actually closer than it looks in the photos in my opinion. The pool was a perfect place to sooth our legs after a long day riding our bikes around the area. It was just my wife and i so we only used the main floor, but there are two very nice bedrooms on the second floor and the place could accommodate 6 people very easily.
This was largely a cycling holiday for us and we had a ton of options available around the area. There are a number of incredible towns around to visit and wander around in. Scicli and Modica were two of our favorites, but there is no real end to the options.
Bottom line for me is that i have no hesitation recommending this vacation home to anyone. The layout is great, the facilities - we love to cook so made great use of the kitchen - are exactly as advertised, and the views are stunning. For us it was a perfect place to base ourselves. We ended up staying for 3 extra nights just because we didn't want to leave. Best part for us was the people in the community. While we don't speak much Italian they were all so kind and willing to engage. A ton of great memories.
1. The Vill is well-designed (zoning area), perfectly equipped (light, air conditioning, Internet and etc.)and tastefully decorated - there is a full set of all necessary things for life and travelling.
2. Great views around you: large pool, beautiful landscapes, you're surrounded with lavender and bougainvillea; you can find Basil and parsley, Bay leaf, mint and lime to your joy. And the blue sea - a 5 minutes walk! There are a bit wild slopes to the sea where you can swim in the morning.
"Playa Granda " great beach is very close and right behind it - Donnalucata hotel's equipped beach with its own cafe (we recommend it!)
3. In our opinion Donnalucata is located in a very interesting area of Sicily. It is an authentic quiet place with very few tourists, endless sandy beaches, soft sea, and at the same time it is in the heart of Baroque Sicily. The Scicli town (a 5 minute drive) - a masterpiece of architecture. Modica and Ragusa will continue to impress you. You should also visit Noto and Siracusa. (Must-see!)
4. Welcoming hosts - you don't see them, but they make your stay as comfortable as possible. We planned to spend in the Villa for 2 weeks...but we couldn't leave it...And these 3 weeks of holidays were magical!
A family of architects of Russia.
La villa è un posto incantevole dove rilassarsi e godere della luce, del clima e del panorama siciliano unito ai profumi della vegetazione che la circondano. Staff, wifi e contatti perfetti che collaborano anche nella ricerca delle prelibatezze locali e dell'ottimo pesce da grigliare all'aperto nelle splendide notti di luna piena.
Our stay here was the highlight of our 3 week stay in Sicily. The villa is truly luxurious and more than matched our expectation. The pool was superb and all of us enjoyed spending our time here. I would recommend anyone to stay here. We rarely ate out as the views and facilities at the villa could not be matched. We were all sad to leave. Francesco provided detailed information throughout and Pietro was very helpful. He even transported us to a supermarket when our hire car broke.
The villa is a great base for visiting the Ragusa area with all major sights within a 30 minute drive.
I doubt we will find any villa in the future to match this one or excellent and kind owners.
Thank you very much Francesco for making our stay in Sicily truly memorable. 10 out of 10.
good location for beaches and baroque towns. chose town as it was less touristy than others along the coast. villa very well appointed with everything you could need. pool fantastic and outside area perfect - we spent almost all our time outdoors. things like coffee machine nice touch. owner and property manager both helpful and information we received about local attractions was also good. we visited ragusa, scicli and donnafugata along with beaches but spent majority of time around the pool as it was very hot when we were there. the kids loved spending hours in the pool and the adults found it very relaxing. would highly recommend.
Beautiful pool Right next to great but quiet restaurant
Brand new and clean ...loùngers ,couches umbrellas
Francesco best host ever!!!
Great pool guy who also can fix anything!
Lovely year round costal fishing village, with beatiful golden sandy beach, no tourist trap. Scicli, a nearby city, is 5 minutes away, and is ranked the fifth most romantic city in Italy.