AUTHENTIC SICILIAN CHARM
Farmhouse | 2 bedrooms | sleeps 8
The complex is nestled in a lush garden of lemon trees in the natural reserve of Cava Grande del Cassibile. At the foot of the mountains Iblei and 3 km from the Ionian Sea. The area is very sought after primarily for its crystalline and pristine waters. The beach is known as the "Pineta of Gelsomineto" also called "La Marquise" and borders on a beautiful cliff. Here ends the Cassibile, the river of the famous lakes Cavagrande.
Up to 8 persons, in a rustic, fully furnished location, consisting of 1 hall, living room, 2 bedrooms, 1 kitchen with electric oven, 2 fridge, 1 satellite TV and wi-fi, 2 bathrooms with shower and washing machine. Outdoors furnished area (tables, chairs, benches, umbrellas, hammocks and deck chairs) with: pool (10x5 meters), outdoor-shower, sink, barbecue, wood oven and parking .
The location is extraordinary. The city is known for its long white sandy beaches and its crystal clear sea, which awarded '5 sails' every year by the Environmental League. Excellent food and wine in the area, it also lies at the heart of World Heritage Sites of the Val di Noto and is rich in natural reserves (Vendicari Cavagrande, Cyane, Pantalica). In addition to the Nature Reserves 30 km away (half-hour drive), you can easily visit:
-MARZAMEMI (charming seaside village of Arab origin)
-PALAZZOLO ACREIDE (Greek theater)
PORTOPALO DI CAPO PASSERO
GOALS OUTSIDE PROVINCE:
The location outside the province is about 1 to 2 hours by car.
CAR: MOTORWAY EXIT SYRACUSE-GELA AVOLA;
PLANE: RED FOUNTAIN OF CATANIA AIRPORT;
TRAIN STATION OR ABLE TO SYRACUSE
|Size||Sleeps up to 8, 2 bedrooms|
|Nearest beach||Pineta del Gelsomineto 2.5 km|
|Will consider||Short breaks (1-4 days)|
|Nearest Amenities||3 km|
|Nearest travel links||Nearest airport: Fontanarossa Airport in Catania 65 km, Nearest railway: Syracuse railway station 20 km|
|Family friendly||Great for children of all ages, Suitable for people with restricted mobility|
|Notes||Pets welcome, Yes, smoking allowed|
Features and Facilities
|Luxuries||Internet access, Sea view|
|General||TV, Safe, Satellite TV, Wi-Fi available|
|Standard||Kettle, Toaster, Iron, Hair dryer|
|Utilities||Cooker, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine|
|Rooms||2 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms of which 2 Family bathrooms and 1 Shower rooms, Solarium or roof terrace|
|Furniture||1 Sofa beds, Single beds (4), Double beds (2), Dining seats for 15, Lounge seats for 8|
|Other||Linen provided, Towels provided|
|Outdoors||Private garden, BBQ, Private fishing lake or river|
|Further details indoors|
Number of rooms: 6
Entrance / living room
2 bathroom with shower
1 outer zone oven / barbecue
1 outdoor shower with hot water in masonry
2 double beds
1 double sofa bed
4 single beds
Electric cooker / gas
Oven / wood
Toaster / hotplate
Cutlery / pans etc.
Cable TV / Satellite
Elevated / rigid
Dimensions: diameter 5 m
Depth: 1.20 m
Garden: 8000 sqm
Garden of lemon / orange
Stone barbecue / oven
Chairs / umbrellas / deckchairs and hammocks
Year of renovation: 2010
Airport in close proximity
Close to A-road / Motorway
Floor: ground floor on one level
Means of transport
Downpayment / Deposit of 25% at time of booking
Key pick up with owner
|Further details outdoors|
Private parking, swimming pool, wood-burning oven, barbecue, solarium, patio with tables and chairs, shower walls etc.
25% deposit at time of booking;
The Sicily region
Sicily is an autonomous region with special status of 5,045,176 inhabitants of Italy, with capital Palermo.
The territory of the region, which is part of Italy's island, consists almost entirely of the same name from the island, the largest island in Italian and Mediterranean cuisine and the remaining part is formed by the islands of the Aeolian Islands, the Egadi and Pelagie, Pantelleria and Ustica .
It is the largest region of Italy (25,711 km ²) and its territory is divided into nine provinces, whose capitals are: Agrigento, Caltanissetta, Catania, Enna, Messina, Palermo, Ragusa, Siracusa, Trapani.
It 'the only Italian region to include two cities among the ten most populous country in Palermo and Catania. It is washed by the Tyrrhenian Sea to the north, south-west of the Strait of Sicily, the Ionian Sea to the east and north-east by the Strait of Messina, which separates it from Calabria.
The oldest human traces found on the island is dated to 12,000 BC about. Around 750 BC, Sicily became a Greek colony and in the next 600 years it was the main battlefield of the wars greek-Punic and Roman-Punic, which ended with the destruction of Carthage by Rome. After the fall of the Roman Empire in the fifth century, Sicily was a land of conquest, and during the High Middle Ages was subject to the Vandals,the Ostrogoths, Byzantines, Arabs and Normans, was born in the Kingdom of Sicily, lasted from 1130 to 1816, subject to the crown of Aragon in Spain, the Holy Roman Empire and, finally, the Bourbons (later Kingdom of the Two Sicilies). It was joined to the rest of Italy in 1860. Even before the birth of the Italian Republic in 1946, Sicily was granted the special status of autonomous region that has its own parliament.
Syracuse is an Italian town of 123,361 inhabitants, capital of the province of Sicily.
Located on the southeast coast of the island, is the fourth largest city in Sicily by population, after Palermo, Catania and Messina, was once one of the largest metropolis of the ancient world, and the largest Greek city.
Near the city is the rock necropolis of Pantalica declared in 2005 World Heritage [UNESCO.
The name derives from the Syracuse siculo Syraka or Sùraka (plenty of water) for the presence of many watercourses and a swampy area that is the area of today Pantanelli. Both in greek and in latin is plural, Syracusae because the city was founded by Archias, a noble of Corinth in 734 BC, it became in a few years the Pentapolis as the original core, consisting of the island of Ortigia were added as other four groups: Acradina, Tyche, Neapolis and Epipoli.
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7 Sep 2014
We booked the villa last year, before the pool was built. It was always a dream of mine to visit sicily, and when we found this villa and saw all the pictures it seemed like the perfect place. It was … More
Grazie mille a tutti voi!
See you soon
25 Apr 2014
"Peaceful cottage in scented lemon grove"
We had a great few days here - in the countryside but within easy reach of the motorway and close to Syracuse, Avola and the beautiful Noto. The cottage is clean and well appointed with a lovely pool … More
13 Apr 2014
"The Perfect Relaxing Family Getaway"
My husband and I stayed in this wonderful home with our almost 2 year old daughter for 6 nights and had one of the best family and vacation experiences. This beautiful house--called Elanbeco--was abs… More
I have not words.
Very very beautiful.
26 Nov 2013
"A perfect Sicilian hideaway!"
We had a wonderful stay here and even in late October the weather was perfect and swimming in the sea was lovely. The farmhouse is excellent as are the surroundings - wonderful aromas of lemons and ja… More
I reciprocate the compliment.
Thanks for everything.
Hope to see you soon....
22 Oct 2013
"Lovely house in a beautiful corner of Sicily"
We spent a fantastic nine days at this property with our two young children (aged 3 and 5) at the end of September. We found it to be a very secluded and relaxing place and the kids loved playing in t… More
26 Sep 2013
"La vacanza nella vacanza"
"Quest'estate abbiamo trascorso due settimane al baglio di Corrado. La casa è attrezzata e funzionale, non manca proprio nulla e per qualsiasi esigenza ci si può affidare al padrone di cas… More
18 Jul 2013
"Truly a home away from home"
What a perfect name to describe this property!!!?.. This home is undoubtedly authentic Sicily, and undeniably charming, as is the property's owner, whom we are quite fond of- Corrado. I spent a most memorable and truly sensational week at this fantastic country farmhouse, with my husband and two young children, 6 and 8. I would absolutely recommend this property to anyone who is looking for a rental in breathtaking Sicily. The home was more than we could have dreamed of, as it was filled with artifacts and decor reminiscent of the old Sicilian farmhouse it was originally, yet tastefully and comfortably equipped with all amenities travelers could ask for. It was cool in the evenings and the fans provided were more than enough to keep the rooms comfortable. My family absolutely fell in love with this home, and it's owner, Corrado! Upon arriving, Corrado met us, helped us feel welcome and at home, both within it's tranquil and beautiful grounds, and on the serene island of Sicilia itself! His recommendations, helpfulness,and genuinely warm nature, made LEAVING this wonderful place even more difficult! My children were so excited to see it, to spend the week, and were sad to leave. We felt good about the location of the property, as it was private, quiet, and yet also convenient to get to the autostrada for all of our day trips- Beautiful Taormina, Catania, Acireale, Siracusa , Noto, Avola...and more!!! Of course, as others have already written, the lemon trees, the outdoor features, barbecue, huge farmhouse table, seating, swimming pool and fantastic outdoor shower, were all outstanding features, however, it is really for the wonderful SPIRIT of this property and sincerity of it's owner, that I so highly recommend it. I only hope that I may return to Sicily and that I may stay in this home once again.....
sei stata molto gentile con la tua recensione.
Ancora grazie di cuore. Un bacio a te e a tutta la tua bella famiglia.
A presto, Corrado!
5 Jun 2013
"authentic sicilian charm"
Wir haben eine sehr entspannende, schöne Woche in diesem Haus verbracht. Wie beschrieben ist das Haus eher einfach, aber vollständig ausgestattet und sauber. Das grandiose ist der riesige Garten mit vielen verschiedenen Möglichkeiten in der Sonne oder im Schatten zu sitzen, zu essen, zu spielen... Unsere Tochter (21 Monate) hat es sehr genossen, auf der großen Terrasse zu spielen, die Kräuter und Bäume zu erkunden, die Katzen zu beobachten. Das Haus liegt in einem Gebiet von Plantagen und alten Häuschen, man ist wirklich ganz in Ruhe gelassen und kann das Meer von der Terasse aus funkeln sehen. Zum Strand muss man allerdings mit dem Auto fahren (wir hatten zu zweit mit Kind einen Fiat Panda, der sich wegen seiner Bodenhöhe gut für die Schotterpisten - und auch für unsere sonstigen Ausflüge - bewährt hat), die nächsten kleinen Strandabschnitte sind ca. 10 Min entfernt, es gibt aber schönere Strände in Richtung Noto. Avola (ca 10 Min bis ins Zentrum) ist eine untouristische, authentische sizilianische Kleinstadt mit hübschen Piazzas zum Frühstücken etc. Ein großer Supermarkt ist auch in wenigen Minuten erreichbar. Das Haus steht in einem super Preis-Leistungs-Verhältnis. Corrado ist ein sympathischer, hilfsbereiter Vermieter, der einem in allen Belangen gerne weiterhilft.
Thank you very much for the review.
I hope to see you soon.
A kiss to everyone.
29 May 2013
We had 6 nights here - and wish we had stayed longer. A quiet spot seemingly deep in the countryside yet within easy reach of the motorway and all the sights in this region - from Syracusa to Sickly a… More
baci a te e Jerry
10 Apr 2013
"Relaxing in beautiful surroundings"
We were met and made welcome by the owner, who made sure we had all we needed. The property is in an idyllic setting, and suited our party very well. From there you can access beautiful countryside, i… More
thanks for the review! You were very generous!
I hope to see you soon,
greetings to all
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