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A fantastic villa with pool in the countryside
We had a wonderful week in the villa, we are a family at 5, parents and "children" at the age of 14, 17 and 21 years.
It is a very tasteful decorated and charming villa with a lot of nice and beautiful details - both inside and outdoor. The house and the garden are very well kept and clean.
There are several places to relax outside, terraces and lawns, always a possibility to find a quiet corner or shadow. There are enough of chairs, tables and sunbeds, it is a beautiful garden. The pool is fantastic, clean and big enough for a little swim.
The villa is in the countryside, with a nice view and we enjoyed the beautiful sunsets in the evenings.
The house is very well equipped, there is everything you need for cooking in the kitchen and for a normal household - very nice! There is a shopping area in the near, it is easily reached by car.
In the other end of the garden there is a little house/studio, where my sister and her family lived, it gave us the possibility to be together, and there was enough space for all of us.
Finally, Elio was a very good host, the communication with him was very easy and quick, he was kind, helpful and very generous, we had a welcoming with local specialties, and he gave us information about the area.
We hope to be back!
Thank you Birgitte for your review. It will be a pleasure to accommodate you and your family whenever you want because, despite having spent the holidays in 9 people, you have left everything in order and orderly and this is very important to us when we change from one family to another. You have been ordered and you have allowed the family who came to you to find everything in order.
Thanks again and I hope to see you soon.
Great Outdoor Spaces, Balcony and Pool
Had a great fortnight at this lovely villa. A traditional Sicilian kitchen (with mod cons), woodburning stove in the sitting room, nice shower room and bedrooms. Everything was clean, well-maintained and comfortable. There's air conditioning too, which we weren't expecting.
We really enjoyed the pool and loungers, the balcony with its' great views over the countryside, and the covered eating area to the side of the kitchen.
The location is rural, but close to several beautiful Baroque towns with great restaurants, near beautiful beaches, and ancient historic sites a day trip away.
For Montelbano fans, the perfect location!
Ellio and Giovanna were kindness itself, introducing us to some traditional Sicilian food and wine as a welcome, and giving us advice about sightseeing and shopping (great supermarket nearby made self-catering easy).
I definitely recommend this villa and hope to visit again.
Thanks Marie for appreciating our home and our hospitality. In Sicily we are very keen to the hospitality and especially Giovanna and I like to establish a friendly relationship with our guests. With you it was easy perhaps because you're also accustomed to hosting tourists in your beautiful country home in Scotland.
Giovanna and I just retired we will surely come to find in Scotland.
A greeting and we wish you happy holidays from Sicily to you and Jeff.
"The villa is the perfect...
"The villa is the perfect place for a restful stay around the pool and for visits to the historic towns and cities of south-east Sicily. The kitchen is large and well equipped, the garden is beautifully kept and ideal for open-air dining, the house is clean and comfortable. The owners are charming, generous with their time and helpful in solving travel difficulties. I would recommend the villa for a family holiday."
"We had a very pleasant s...
"We had a very pleasant stay at Villa Gelso. The owner gave us a very warm welcome with Sicilian food. The owner is friendly and very punctual on our appointments. Villa in quietness (!), a perfect retreat and an excellent spot for daytrips in the beautiful area. Very nice (!) garden with pool (unfortunately closed during our stay in May). The home has a complete household and is well decorated (romantic style). The only thing missing was nice/soft couch to sit on while using chimney during the colder Sicilian evenings/nights in May."
Schönes Urlaubsdomizil zum Entspannen
Wir waren Ende September/Anfang Oktober 2018 bei Elio. Alles war toll vorbereitet - samt italienischen Spezialitäten. Das Haus ist wirklich schön und geschmackvoll eingerichtet. Der Pool ist toll, auch für Kinder. Letztlich ist alles wirklich so, wie auf den Bildern. Also absolute Empfehlung, wenn man etwas abseits (auf ca. 300 Meter Höhe) einen schönen Urlaub verbringen möchte.
"Äußerlich eher unscheinb...
"Äußerlich eher unscheinbar, ist das Haus von innen ganz besonders schön: qualitätvoll restauriert, individuell und geschmackvoll eingerichtet. Auch der Garten ist sehr hübsch und bietet vieles. Der Vermieter ist sehr gastfreundlich und sympathisch - grazie mille!"