Floor area 290 sqm, private pool, 4 bedrooms, 4 bathrooms, WiFi, A / C, satellite TV
Pool / Spa
- 100% refund if you cancel at least 60 days before check-in.
- No refund if you cancel less than 60 days before check-in.
Damage and incidentals
You will be responsible for any damage to the rental property that is caused by you or your party during your stay.
Max guests: 8
A beautiful villa for a family holiday
A beautiful villa, bigger than expected. The villa and surroundings, including the pool were perfect for a family holiday, with plenty of options of sitting, relaxing, eating in or out of the sun. A comprehensive information folder is provided.
Having read previous reviews, the villa fulfilled our expectations:we had read about the extra costs and needing to hire cars. However, the dogs did wake us and the lanes leading to the villa have some deep potholes.
We had a lovely holiday despite the minor issues. Would highly recommend this villa.
nice but has some issues
There are some issues that are not necessarily clear unless you read the small print. You need to pay a cash deposit on check-in to cover the electricity and gas, plus incidentals, energy is not included in the price of the rental. Our gas ran out the night before we left and so had no hot water or cooking facilities in the morning. We were a family of 5 but were not particularly heavy users and so this would be a concern if a big group.
You have to take your own rubbish to the tip as there is no bin service, this is a bit of a pain and not really what you would expect given the price of the property. The recycling plant is 10-15min in car away and only open for limited times. There are no bags made available for your rubbish either.
The owner has 2 dogs fenced off in a small bit of land next to property. These are fine during the day as they sleep most of the time in the hot weather. However, they can bark at night which did disturb sleep periodically.
The property itself was good and one of the better ones we have stayed in. The landlord has a lot of rules in the welcome folder, including not swatting moskito's on walls or putting toiler paper in the toilet due to the risk of blocking the septic tank (a bit much given the bin/rubbish situation|).
The price represents value as long as you dont mind the issues above.
We are thankful to every review which helps us to improve the quality of the villa and our service.
But we would like to reply to some points, as from our point of view they seem to be a little bit misleading.
All extra costs are clearly stated in our description and in our rental conditions. So there no surprise. This is also the
case of the refundable breakage deposit.
It's also clearly reported, that the electricity costs are to be paid according to the amount consumed. Having AC
in the whole villa, this amount is different from guest to guest and the way how guests use the AC. In order to guarantee a fair
price to everyone.
Gas is delivered in normal gas bottles and when a guest run out of gas, we deliver a new gas cylinder as soon as possible,
normally within 1 hour. I honestly don't think this is a big issue, considering that we are reachable by phone
from Monday till Sunday for more than 12 hours daily.
The fact that the city administration do not offer rubbish service in the countryside is not a fault of the property.
The Municipal collection point is open from Monday till Saturday, the whole morning and two times weekly also in
the afternoon and easily reachable. The price point of the villa is given by the high quality aspects of the whole property and is not to
be meant that we will care also for the rubbish of the guests.
Probably some guests are better off in a Hotel and we are not Hotel, but high standard self-catering property.
The dogs are comfortable fenced in a large independent area with shadow places and as the villa is located in the countryside, they could eventually
bark at night, as some neighbour dogs can do also and honestly this is the first time that someone is complaining about the dogs. Anyway we will
consider this point as something to improve.
The folder is meant to give our welcome guests some useful information concerning shopping facilities, restaurants, sandy beaches,
hints for a day trip, hints concerning the parking etc. The folder includes also some hints not to swatting moskito's on walls, as this is not
self explaining to everyone and we believe that to not only our actual guest has to enjoy a clean and welcoming house, but also the next one.
We are sure that nobody likes to see a blood spotted wall.
The same must be said concerning the toilet paper. You can put toilet paper down the WC, but no paper rolls, female pads or food,
as this will cause an obstruction. Unfortunately this is not clear to everyone.
Beautiful property in a wonderful setting.
We had a lovely family holiday with our baby Grandson and his parents.
The villa was as good if not better as it looked in the photographs with every thing needed to make it a home from home stay.
The meeting with Dario at the petrol station was straightforward and the owner, who visited the properly daily was lovely and even brought us cakes one day.
A wonderful place to relax or explore Sicily from, I would highly recommend it.
A little footnote, when hiring a car make sure you check out the final price as we had a lot of unexpected hidden extras.
Siracusa Wedding - 29/8/2018
We were looking to get married in Sicily having never visited before so started our plans by searching for a stunning villa to base ourselves in, and plan the remainder of our wedding from there. We saw the photos of this property and were wowed, I'm pleased to report we were not disappointed having now stayed!
The journey from the Airport (Catania) to Floridia was very simple, pretty much one main road all the way down. Meeting with the property manager (Dario) at the rendez vous was also very easy.
We were a little apprehensive as we followed our host from Floridia to the villa, it is a remote property (which is what we wanted) down some rough narrow tracks, a car is an absolute must. We like a walk, but in the Sicilian heat, and with the property so remote, there is no chance of walking ANYWHERE.
The villa is as good if not better than the photos suggest, spacious, 5* swimming pool, peaceful, private and reasonably well equipped.
The owner (who comes daily to clean the pool and cut the grass etc) is superb, it is worth taking the time to speak with him (even if he speaks little English and we spoke little Italian), we got by, and he showed us whwre to pick fresh veg, alomonds and lemons from his surrounding fields. He is generous and takes a real pride in keeping the villa looking 1st class.
One minor cautionary note, the WIFI can be a little intermittent, this may not be a major concern for some but when you are trying to organise the logistics of a wedding and the mobile phone signal is also a little in-and-out, it can be a problem at times we found.
We would also advise the cable/satellite TV is not Sky or anything similar, there are very limited English speaking channels (we found two I think), but again, this was not a problem for us as we were in the outside space the majority of the time.
Floridia provides all the amenities you need, the bakery recommended on the meeting instructions is fantastic, well worth visiting for daily bread and Cannoli!
Siracusa is an easy drive once you get used to the Italian way of driving, as are some nice beaches, all detailed in the villa folder.
A great stay, a perfect wedding, and a great property with a fantastic owner. Highly recommended.
A 5 stars location in South East Sicily
At 20 minutes of Syracuse, this house is ideal to visit the South East of Sicily.
The house is modern, beautiful and perfectly equipped. The swimming pool, 15 meters long, is a dream.
The owner is charming.
We were with 8 adults and would recommend it for 6 adults and 2 children as one sleeping room does not have its own bathroom.
We had a fantastic stay of 10 days and enjoyed every minute... a real 5 stars holiday house.
An exclusive golf resort is just 500 meters from the villa.
Tennis courts (red ashes) within 15 - 20 minutes from the house.
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What makes this Villa unique
Large pool surrounded by a very well maintained outdoor area. Nice location and comfortable starting point: Sandy beach Fontane Bianche 15 minutes by car Siracusa 15 minutes by car Floridia 06 minutes by car Mount Etna 90 minutes by car Noto 25 minutes by car