2 bedrooms and 2 bathrooms for 5 persons
- English, Italian
Max guests:5 (sleeps up to 5 adults)
100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.
Beautiful Spacious Villa, Large Pool and Garden
We have just returned from a holiday here and really enjoyed our stay at the villa, its a beautiful house, with a large pool and huge garden in a really quiet location just outside the town of Floridia which is a 5- 10 min drive away. You cant really walk anywhere from the villa so a car is essential. The house is a little bit dated but was very clean and the kitchen very well equipped. We spent most of our time relaxing by the pool or outside on the terrace area, there is so much space to spread out it never felt crowded even though there were 4 of us plus the occasional cat that passed by. Andrea was an excellent host, very pleasant, he met us in the town and took us to the villa and was available throughout the stay if we needed help with anything, he also came by every few days to clean the pool but always let us know in advance when he would be coming. He also recommended places to eat and buy groceries, we found La Dolce Sera restaurant in Floridia really good, reasonably priced and the staff friendly and the Crai supermarket and Penny Market very good. The town has several bakeries and butchers too though they are quite spread out so you have to locate them. The only negatives we found were the shower cubicles were so small compared with what we are used to, the men couldn't turn around and had to step out then sort of reverse back in, it would be lovely to see those updated and also some new sunloungers! If you fancy a trip to the beach Noto is easy to get to very pretty, we also drove down the coast to Ragusa which is stunning. Syracusa is also quite easy to get to, we went of an evening and it was lively and buzzing with bars and restaurants. All in all we had a lovely relaxing holiday.
Didn't want to come home
What can I say, nice Villa with an exceptional Garden, Pool and BBq in a quiet location with Sun all day. The garden furniture has seen better days and you can't walk to the town but other than that the setting was fantastic and made for a great holiday. A special mention to Andrea who was always on hand when needed and gave excellent information on beaches and places to eat.
Fantastic stay in beautiful villa in Floridia - would highly recommend
We had a fabulous time at Andrea's villa. The villa was clean, so spacious and equipped with everything we needed. It was very secure and extremely peaceful. The pool was beautiful and Andrea came to clean it every few days. The villa is just outside Floridia was the perfect base to explore Syracuse, Noto, Modica, Ragusa and the whole of south east Sicily. Andrea had recommended 2 local restaurants, La Dolce Sera and Villa del Casale, both of which were fantastic. Andrea was on hand at all times in case of any problems - which there weren't - but it was reassuring to know he was there. Thank you Andrea for a wonderful holiday!
Relaxing and Peaceful Stay
Really enjoyable time spent in the villa. It was spotlessly clean and well equipped in a secure location.
The Garden and pool are superb, very large and well maintained.
Andrea was always on hand if needed and explained everything to us in detail.
Local town (Floridia) has a few supermarkets, bars cafe's and shops. Great snorkelling/beach locations about 30 minutes away.
Would return, very pleased with the whole experience.
Thank you Andrea!
Nice pool, garden OK, house awful, area has nothing to recommend it
The best part of this property was the pool, which was large. The garden was bathed in sunlight all day right through to sunset. The garden was quite plain, mostly lawned. The house was old fashioned and cluttered with the owner's belongings, some of which were in large taped-up boxes in the bedrooms and kitchen area. Others presumably in the locked wardrobe in the second bedroom. The kitchen area was awful. No bin, no kitchen knives, no microwave. Terrible lighting. Lots of clutter! The plastic electric kettle (there was no other kettle) did not reach the only plug socket from the worktops. The worst part of it was the grime and grease. There are 2 bathrooms. The folding doors of the shower cubicle in one of them were so dirty that even after trying to clean them we gave up and did not use it at all. The pillow cases were so thin, they tore. The location of the property is not good. It takes about half an hour to drive into Syracuse and to the nearest coast. All other places to visit involved much longer drives. The town itself has little to recommend it.
I am sorry you did not appreciated the property... but i really don't understand the reason... I am especially sorry because nothing of what you wrote is true and this is demonstrated by the reviews before and after your visit... maybe you are confused with another property previously visited?
Lovely property in secluded location.
The property is located about 45 minutes' drive from Catania airport, around 10 minutes' drive from the small town of Floridia, where there are supermarkets to buy provisions. Andrea met us in Floridia and drove with us over to the house to make sure we could find it and show us around.
The house is spacious and cool, with two bedrooms and bathrooms and a single living area with several sofas and a kitchen. The kitchen was not brilliantly well equipped (e.g. no sharp knife), but there was enough for us to improvise for a week.
The garden is the real selling point, though. It is beautiful and well looked-after with plenty of places to sit in the sun and a couple of tables under cover to sit and eat at in the evening. The pool is larger than we have seen in similar villas and includes a diving board. Most of the pool maintenance is automatic, but Andrea came around on Tuesday to top it up and sort the chlorine (he warned us of when he would come over beforehand). The garden is truly private, the whole time we were there, we never saw anyone else.
We would certainly recommend it to anyone else.
Ideally located for a relaxing holiday! Excellent starting point for excursions to the most interesting attractions of this part of Sicily: Siracusa, Avola, Noto, Palazzolo Acreide, Catania, Ragusa.