|Minimum Stay||7 nights|
The villa is characterized by the presence of a large pool, large veranda, large open spaces, private parking and is surrounded by greenery. Inside the villa offers four bedrooms, two bathrooms, two sitting rooms, dining room and eqiupped kitchen. The villa is characterized by extensive outdoor areas. The pool area flanked on one side by plants and by other by a garden with lawn and plants. Proceeding around the villa, a service available to guests with outdoor shower, changing room, and a second room with washing machine use. Following you meet a further covered porch, with a cooking area of masonry, stone barbecue.
We had a wonderful holiday for our extended family, with age range of not yet two to nearly sixty. It was quiet and secure so that it was perfectly safe for little ones to play, and even had lizards for lizard hunts and fresh pomegranates which we picked from the trees to eat. There were sunny terraces for the sun-worshippers, and shady spots for the tender skinned. Everyone loved it.
The house is a big family home with everything we needed on hand. The bedrooms had plenty of space and big fans to help keep us cool at night. We loved the fact that we had tables to eat outside in the shade in different parts of the garden.
Andrea welcomed us warmly and came to look after the pool (which is huge) regularly, keeping it spotlessly clean. He also came to help, bringing his own scanner and printer when we needed to send urgent work emails half way through the holiday.
There is plenty nearby to visit from sandy, rock or shingle beaches, from prehistoric necropoli to ancient temples or modern gallleries, and of course the UNESCO world heritage sites of Syracusa and Noto. Andrea was a good source of information on sightseeing, and gave us a good tourist map. Local markets (particularly the fish market) as well as supermarkets provided all that we needed for cooking and we found a wide range of restaurants from small local ones to grand international cuisine when we wanted to eat out.
I would warmly recommend this villa to any family wanting a holiday that is relaxing, with opportunities to visit many of the beautiful and interesting places that Sicily can offer.
We had a great time with the family in the house. It was more that beautiful, very clean and with great spots to sit together and enjoy our time. many green spots, great refreshing pool. decoration in local and beautiful, kitchen is accomplished with more than we needed. To sum up, this is a dream house!
the owner is amazing, so helpful and available for any need.
We would definitely come back and recommend to friends!!
My family and I just spend two weeks in the house and we are all very happy about the stay.
The services of the owner were impeccable and all went according to plan.
The house is surrounded be lemon and orange plantation which immediately gives you a calm feeling of being far from home and the huge ground of the property gives you a perfect setting for a relaxing holiday with a deep and very clean pool as the focal point.
While the nearest town of Floridia don’t offer much else than a couple of nice spots in the town centre and fine grocery shopping possibilities you will find a range of interesting places nearby with beautiful Syracuse as the closet.
Other points of interest in the area are the ancient graves and villages in the amazing Valle dell’ Anapo, the beaches just south of Syracuse or the old towns of Ragusa, Modica and Noto. And off course the must-sees Mount Etna and Taormina is within the range of a day trip.
Fantastic villa with an absolutely wonderful garden and pool. We had a great holiday staying there, relaxing, perfect for the children, lots of space. Very well maintained with excellent customer service.
We were 2 families, total 7 - children ranging from 7 to 14. It was ideal for all the ages.
Description from listing very accurate. I would highly recommend this property.
We spent a very nice holiday in this property in the summer 2009. The property was well maintained. It looks just like in the pictures. No negative suprises. The owner provided a very good service and was very helpful. The children loved the swimming pool! It is a very good accommodation for three families with kids.
"The house itself was just as described, it is big, plenty of space, lots of shaded areas to take shelter in from the sun if necessary, very comfortable.
When we arrived we were a bit disappointed that there were no provisions of any kind left for us (but maybe we were the first renters of the season). Also we had gotten used from other rentals to having a ‘welcome’ basket of some food, fruit, wine – it would have been nice as we arrived quite late on a Sunday evening but there was nothing there…
Saying that, the owners / representatives were very friendly and the people who came in to clean the pool and garden during the time we were there were very kind and considerate, even helping us source some local olive oil for bringing home.
The house is on the countryside between Floridia and Solarino, about halfway between the two and is quite private and secluded. Getting to Syracusa is quite easy and takes about 20/30 minutes by car, allowing for traffic. There are two things to be aware of:
1 - The pool is not separated from the grounds in any way and is very deep at one end, so you have to be very mindful of your children while you are there. It would be quite easy to separate the pool area with a gates/fencing and I strongly suggest that the owners consider this – makes it much easier when you have toddlers with you!
2 - Floridia, the local town is quite...dissapointing. It is fairly shabby and not really somewhere where you want to spend too much time. We usually enjoy getting up and having juice, coffee and pastries in the local town in the morning and we really found nowhere in Floridia where you could enjoy this. The other village, Solarino is actually smaller and nicer but it took us a while to try it!
Overall we had a very relaxing time in the house and it is perfect if you want somewhere quiet and secluded. As long as you are happy being self-sufficient and you don’t mind not having plenty of local restaurants or cafes very close by then I would happily recommend the house. "
Situated in quiet and sunny position in the surrounding of Floridia, 15 Kms far away from Syracuse. Archaeology and history, art and culture, nature and environment: a land to discover. These cultural and environmental treasures are also recognized by UNESCO: the province of Syracuse has the privilege to count two World Heritage sites: Late Baroque Towns of the Val di Noto (Noto and Palazzolo Acreide); Syracuse and the Rocky Necropolis of Pantalica (including also Cassaro, Ferla and Sortino).
|Fees||No additional mandatory fees|
|Refundable Damage Deposit||£215|