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Villa with Fenced Private Pool in openCountryside – Home 397984 Villa

  • 5 bedrooms
  • 12 sleeps
  • 7 nights min stay

Villa with Fenced Private Pool in openCountryside – Home 397984

Excellent 4.5/5 Excellent – based on 16 reviews

  • Villa
  • 5 bedrooms
  • 12 sleeps
  • 7 nights min stay

Villa / 5 bedrooms / 3 bathrooms / sleeps 12

Key Info

  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 8 km
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
  • Car advised
  • Air conditioning
  • Ask about pets
  • Private garden

Description from owner



We are proud to offer you Villa Gioiosa for private rental........a Stunning and Luxury 5 bedroom child- friendly villa with air-conditioning and fast wireless internet refurbished & finished to a very high standard with its own spectacular private fenced pool with hydro-massage, set amongst stunning Sicilian scenery in its own private gardens filled with fruit trees, olive groves, vineyards and palm trees for the sole enjoyment of our guest.

Completely independent being a detached villa gives you total privacy. A large panoramic veranda with great views over open countryside and stunning views of the pool, under the furbished wooden temple style Gazebo with lounge area a few paces from the outdoor Kitchen with BBQ and Pizza Oven.......provides ample "Al Fresco dining space" giving you a wonderful experience of the Sicilian way of life.

Villa Gioiosa is also superb for outdoor living


We are proud to offer you Villa Gioiosa for private rental........a Stunning and Luxury 5 bedroom child- friendly villa with air-conditioning and fast wireless internet refurbished & finished to a very high standard with its own spectacular private fenced pool with hydro-massage, set amongst stunning Sicilian scenery in its own private gardens filled with fruit trees, olive groves, vineyards and palm trees for the sole enjoyment of our guest.

Completely independent being a detached villa gives you total privacy. A large panoramic veranda with great views over open countryside and stunning views of the pool, under the furbished wooden temple style Gazebo with lounge area a few paces from the outdoor Kitchen with BBQ and Pizza Oven.......provides ample "Al Fresco dining space" giving you a wonderful experience of the Sicilian way of life.

Villa Gioiosa is also superb for outdoor living as it enjoys sunshine from dawn to dusk yet also has plenty of shaded areas to relax over a glass of wine with plelnty of outside and inside space and all the best comforts and facilities to relax and enjoy a holidy in Sicily.

We offer all this, together with a fantastic swimming pool, very secluded and quiet, surrounded by extensive patio, furnished with many sun lounges and parasols to relax under the shade, an open air outside shower by the pool to give that extra comfort to our guests and an energetic hydro-massage for adults in the shallow part of the pool only 60cm deep ideal for toddlers & babies, with lots of inflatables to play with.

The pool has been designed with the safety of children in mind therefore not only the entrance to the pool is via the gate but it is also fenced & padlocked, allowing parents to relax without worrying about leaving their children unattended near the pool!

Illuminated at night provides a fantastic backdrop for veranda evening meals, or magical for a midnight swim under the stars, overlooking the beautiful nature of the countryside surroundings.

Villa Gioiosa is a child-friendly villa therefore ideal for families with children that will be well entertained throughout the whole vacation as we provide a fantastic and large SANDPIT full of swings, slide, sea-saw, little trampoline, bucket & spades, bikes, scooters, balls, rackets, football table, 8ft trampoline with security net, cuddly toys and more inside & outside toys, the list is endless............! We also provide sky programming with all children channels including disney channels and full sky package for adults all in english! Lots of books for various ages.

We also supply many baby items free of charge, saving you packing them, making life a lot easier. We have 2 cots, 2 highchairs, 2 toddler and 1 baby pushchair, potty, baby bath, changing mat with stand, bottle steriliser, bottle warmer, feeding cutlery, bowls, cups, plateswalker, playpen & 3 in 1 rocker swing!

The interior of the villa is elegantly furbished & tastefully decorated to a high standard with everything guests may need at hand and provides and caters for the expectation of every traveller, whether you are holidaying as a friends! All rooms are equipped with powerful ceiling fans, keeping you cool even on the hottest days.

Villa Gioiosa is less than 1.5km from the town center, finding all amenities you can think of all on one long road at the entrance of town including excellent restaurants, cafe's, bars & supermarkets. Our beaches at San Leone are fantastic all year round at 10-15min drive away with wide, golden sandy beaches & lots of shallow water free from currents which makes it ideal for families. The famous " Valley of the temples" is only 10-15min drive away from the villa.

If sun, beaches, culture, excitment or tranquility you are looking for then you have found the right villa......offering both the charm of a countryside villa and the latest modern comforts, undoubtely excellent as a base-camp for a cultural and natural exploration of Sicily with the "Famous Valley Of The Temples" really close and thanks to the proximity of the highway, all parts of Sicily can be easily reached, making it a Pure Sicilian Luxury for a price you will find hard to beat........Ciao!!

Location description from owner

The Sicily region

The largest island in the Mediterranean, Sicily has an abundance of natural and historical treasures. The island's rich history – its periods under Greek, Arab and Norman influence – have left a unique legacy.It is loved for its climate, unspoilt beaches, bustling towns and breathtaking scenery, making it an ideal holiday destination for families and experienced travellers alike.

This beautiful island has an abundance of art, archaeology, history, breathtaking scenery and of course excellent food to offer. It is the home of Mount Etna, arguably Europe's greatest natural wonder, stunning beaches, tranquil vineyards, and ancient olive groves.

Whichever time of the year you choose to visit Sicily the weather is bound to be pleasant - Sunny hot weather awaits you in summer around 80°F to 90°F. It remains fine weather up until the end of October.

A Sicilian holiday will never leave you bored; this small island has a wealth of attractions and activities to offer. Explore Agrigento and wonder around the famous "Valley Of The Temples" known to be far better preserved than those found in Greece, allowing you to soak up the culture and atmosphere of this historical city. Explore the 10,990 feet active volcano Mount Etna, or simply relax on one of the many beaches found all along the coast of the island.

There is so much more to see in Sicily.


Villa Gioiosa is less than 2km from the town center, finding all amenities you can think of all on one long road at the entrance of the town including excellent restaurants, cafe's, bars & supermarkets, ideal from those wanting a romantic break, family reunion, large groups & for families with children.

It is easy to relax and enjoy the steady life of this rural community, a community that will give you a family style welcome whether enjoying a coffee outside one of the many bars, or a pizza in one of several pizzeria's or just mingling with the locals at the regular Friday morning massive open air produce market you must not miss!!!!!!

If you feel like a drink during the morning, afternoon or evening you will find most local bars open all day until the last customer leaves. Try our local espresso coffee, it's so tasty!!.

Its really nice & peaceful here, still relatively untouched by lots of tourism, you will feel like you are really in Sicily! The locals are so friendly and keen to help you get around and we are close to various fascinating places of interest.

With our villa located in open countryside you can sit sipping wine under one of our panoramic veranda's or under our Large Temple stlye Gazebo next to the pool & hear birds singing along, it's so relaxing, especially first thing in the morning whilst drinking coffee...!!

Still standing is the Chiaramonte medieval castle, built by Federico II Chiaramonte in the 13th century. Just off the castle you can enjoy a wonderful view, looking to the fertile valley beneath.

Town's Mother Church was built in the 1600s. Inside, there is a beautiful wooden crucifix which is dated from the 1500s. Another attractive Baroque church is the Chiesa del Rosario built in the 18th Century, with its wonderful caisson ceiling & lots of other churches.

For those who want to soak up the Sicilian sun just 15 mins away is San Leone, a resort where you will find beautiful golden sandy beaches & shallow waters ideal for families & high waters ideal for adults, all you need to do is just pick!!!
You will also find lots of restaurants and trattoria's with fresh fish on menus to choose from, gelateria's with 20 different flavoured ice-cream, children's funfare, a lovely parade next to the sea to have lovely walks on and its habour! San Leone beaches also offer various bars on the beach just a few paces from the water becoming a night bar with music & much more at night!!

Visit the famous breathtaking "VALLEY OF THE TEMPLES" in Agrigento just 10mins drive from our Villa. Our guest have always come back fascinated by the beauty of ancient history left behind still intact after so long, with its large archaeological site and acient Greek temples, including the Temple of Concord.

Visit the "MACALUBE" described as a rare geological phenomenum called "sedimentary vulcanism" in Aragona just 15mins away! They are little volcano's that spit out glay, you can get really close to them... Its a great day out for the children....!!

Visit the SCALA DEI TURCHI (turkish staircase) a beautiful white marl cliff with wonderful waters. It 's really a surreal landscape. The view is unique, it's a paradise, leaving everyone breathless for its beauty, only 30mins drive! Our clients have loved the beach great especially for children and adored having lunch at one of the restaurants on the beach a few paces from the water and your sunbeds....!! You can rent out little pedal boats and sunbeds with umbrella' great prices!!

CHILDRENS FUN PARK: Get wet 'n' wild in one of our many fantastic waterparks...!! Our guests always mention to us the great days out enjoying the outdoor pool complete with baby pool, diving pool, big slides, high wave pool, long and high tube slides and various size pools,music, restaurants and bars with many events!just 40min away from the villa....!

TORRE SALSA: The natural reserve that extends along an uncontaminated coast which alternates from chalk cliffs to calcareous marls, with very clear seas. 30min drive

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  • Great for children of all ages
  • Some pets are welcome - please contact the owner
  • 2 Cots available
  • High chair available

Bed & bathroom

  • 2 Super King Beds, 1 Sofa Bed, 6 Single Beds, 2 Cots available
  • 1 Family bathroom, 2 Shower rooms


  • Wi-Fi available
  • Air conditioning
  • Private outdoor pool (unheated)
  • Children's pool
  • Private garden
  • Swing set
  • Trampoline
  • BBQ
  • Balcony or terrace
  • Internet access
  • Table tennis
  • Games room
  • Cooker
  • Fridge
  • Freezer
  • Microwave
  • Toaster
  • Kettle
  • Dishwasher
  • Washing machine
  • Iron
  • High chair available
  • TV
  • Satellite TV
  • Video player
  • DVD player
  • CD player
  • Hair dryer
  • Linen provided
  • Towels provided

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  • Parking
  • Secure parking
  • Accessible for wheelchair users — please contact the owner for details before booking


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Carmelina C
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18 Oct 2016
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Languages spoken: English

This Villa has 5 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms and sleeps 12. It’s been listed on Holiday Lettings since 22 Apr 2013. Located in Province of Agrigento, it has 16 reviews with an overall rating of 4.5. The average weekly rate is £127.

The Owner has a response rate of 25% and the property’s calendar was last updated on 18 Oct 2016.


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“Home from Home In The Sun”

Reviewed 15 Sep 2016

A great time spent at this villa, my family had a wonderful time. Carmelina and her husband were the perfect hosts from arrival, laying out a lovely dinner for the family, which we all enjoyed. The villa was amazing, so much space and loads to keep the kids entertained from the pool, bikes, sandpit and electric motobikes. This villa can only be described as the perfect place to stay for families and friends. Howerver one week was not enough :( The villa being enclosed and the pool gated meant the kids were able to roam free without us adults worrying. The perfect place to stay. Thank you so much for having us and we hope to be back next year.

“Perfect villa to entertain the little ones, a fabulously relaxing holiday.”

Reviewed 4 Jul 2015

Firstly a big thank you to Carmelina and Salvatore for a wonderful stay at your lovely villa. We booked this villa because travelling with a 2 year old and a 5 month old we wanted to pack light and have enough to entertain the toddler so we could relax. We were not disappointed. Our toddler loved her "holiday house" so much she would have quite happily stayed in all week. We spent many hours chilling in and out of the pool while she splashed, bounced, swung and slid herself into a jolly state. There are a few options to eat before 7:30pm in the area but after Carmelina's tour (highly recommended) we found some excellent places to suit our needs. Ask her to point out the "Rosticceria" chicken place, BEST CHICKEN EVER!!!! San Leone has a beautiful beach and the entire family spent several wonderful afternoons there. The area is fairly quiet and the locals do not speak much English but are, however, very friendly and will do their best to communicate and help you. The facilities at the villa are perfect for families and were just what we needed to relax and soak up the sun. I would DEFINITELY recommend Villa Gioiosa to anyone looking for a quiet relaxing break with children.

“Great family Villa.”

Reviewed 26 Sep 2014

Our hosts Carmelina and Salvatore were wonderful, welcoming hosts. Thoughtfully preparing an evening meal for us on our arrival which included several delicious local specialities, including some lovely local wine. The villa was spacious, clean, and ideal for our family. The pool area was fantastic, the trampoline a definite hit, and when we ventured away from it the local area provided amazing beaches, food, wine and ice-cream. Carmelinas recommendations for where to go and which restaurants to try never dissappointed! We spent an amazing week, thank you Carmelina and Salvatore for a wonderful holiday!

“Fabulous family villa”

Reviewed 31 Aug 2014

We chose this villa as the best family villa we could find to suit our twins and baby girl. Although bigger than we needed, the play area, toys, and seperate small pool were ideal for us, So much to entertain the family. The villa is very well equipped with everything you need although I am sure if it didn't the owner Carmelina would find it for you! More than enough crockery and cutlery to take a break from cleaning up and so much space to enjoy. The bathrooms are great, with plenty of showers!! This town is perfect, everything you need is 5mins down the road. Carmelina kindly offers a tour of the town panting out useful shops, cafe's, bars and restaurants, followed by a trip to the local vineyard where we bought 7 litres of good wine for less than 8 euro's!!!!! Our favourite places to eat and drink were the King Bar for cheap and tasty meals, Caprice for coffee and delicious pastries but you need to be there by 9:30am or everything goes! A great "a la Carte" meal in the Travaggole in the old square - very highly recommended, pizza's coming out of your ears but we also liked Mamma Mia che pizza who also deliver to the villa!!! We went to the Valley of the Temples in the evening as it cooled down, taking a taxi to Temple Juno and a stroll down. Its great for the whole family and the lighting at night makes it very misterious. Another good night out is San Leone Beach - There are some great fish restaurants at great value, followed by little market stalls and a fun fair. If you like dessert you will not be dissapointed, take it in the restaurant or head to a nearby gelateria! The best part of the villa is the owners, Carmelina and Salvatore, who go out of their way to help and welcome you. Always on hand if needed but the distance for you to relax and enjoy the privacy of the villa. We were so lucky to have samples deliveries from Carmelina of traditional Sicilian pizza's, risotto and local breads and wine. On arrival we were suprised with a hamper of supplies and supper laid out on a table on the balcony!!! We will definately be back, it seems a shame now we know where all the best shops and cafe's are not to sample them again next year! Don't worry about language barriers, the people of Sicily are kind and patient, making it easy not to speak italian - but by the end of your holiday (we stayed for 2 weeks) you most definatley will be!! Thanks for everything Ben, Michelle, Chloe 14, Anna 14 and poppy 1 year old from Chalfont in Buckinghamshire

“Family friendly villa for a perfect week of relaxation”

Reviewed 8 Jun 2014

Such a lovely week's holiday - my daughter (4) cried when we went home! The villa is airy, spacious and easily accommodated grandparents, parents, aunt and uncle, and two kids without us feeling like we were on top of each other. Best bits: pizza oven, fruit trees, fabulous produce from local markets, cheap local wine direct from the vineyards, rolling fields of wheat and wild flowers, ancient ruins, and the soft sandy beaches at San Leone. Carmelina is so helpful, and even arranged a gorgeous birthday cake for one of us. She knows the best places to shop (the supermarkets are only really good for groceries rather than fresh stuff) but it was also easy to wander around town and find things for ourselves. Favara is not a tourist town though, so a few words of Italian were very useful. We had a thoroughly relaxing week and would recommend the villa.

“Beautiful country, amazing villa and a lovely family”

Reviewed 7 Nov 2013

We stayed at the villa for a week, 27th oct' to 3rd nov 2013 and loved it. The villa itself was a gorgeous home from home, fitted and equipped with everything we could possibly want or need and the gated swimming pool was a definate big hit with not only the children but the adults alike. The owners themselves were really lovely and friendly, nothing was too much trouble. They gave us the space to enjoy our holiday but were always close by should we need them. They also left a pack of things to do and see in Sicily, which we used and found very helpful. We visited a few of the recommended places, like the Scala dei Turchi, which was stunning, even more so at sunset, with its brilliant white staircase and amazing views. The mud volcanoes, which were great for kids and adults, fascinating to see, watch and experience, although I would recommend wearing trainers or shoes with a good grip as it can be very muddy and slippery. Another of our visits was to Mount Etna, herself! Standing tall and proud,she towers over the Sicilian landscape but offers many opportunities for photographs of the breath-taking views, unique souveniers and an education you don't realise you are getting. Although we did not climb to the summit, it was very chilly and so I would recommend wrapping up very warm as the higher you go the lower the temperature will get! We had a fantastic time in Sicily and would highly recommend this villa to anyone, we look forward to returning soon!

“Lovely Villa with a great pool and playground for kids.”

Reviewed 16 Sep 2013

"Lovely, welcoming villa with a great outdoor kitchen and pizza oven, which we used all the time. The pool was fantastic, especially loved by the kids. Carmelina and Salvatore were amazing hosts, with the guided tour of Favara and lots of help and suggestions throughout the holiday. They were particularly brilliant when we lost our phones and wallet! We had a wonderful holiday at the Villa and at the beaches of San Leone - thanks!

“Truly amazing.”

Reviewed 9 Jul 2013

Thank you for a truly amazing holiday. The villa is beautiful and Carmelina and Salvatore could not do enough for us. We especially liked the pizza evening and all facilities were great! Thanks again and we will definately be coming back in the future! Kella, Rob, Millie and Charlie

“This villa is everything you require for a family holiday & much more :)”

Reviewed 27 Jun 2013

Lovely villa, absolutely perfect for children. Lovely and clean. It exceeds your expectations by far. We would however recommend hiring a car to get out & about (even to the supermarket). We would also recommend taking a simple Italian phrase book because not many people can speak english. You really are hanging out with the locals, it's fantastic. Not a touristy place in the slightest, which we thought was a brilliant experience. An educational one too because I now have some Italian in my vocabulary & so do the children!!!! Carmelina and her family are fantastic hosts, nothing was ever to much trouble. We only had to pick up the phone and carmelina was available to help at all times. The outside pizza oven was a big hit with the children, the homemade pizza's tasted amazing & it was great fun for all the family!! As a family with young children we couldn't recommend this villa enough - we didn't hear the children because they had so much to keep them occupied!!! We would visit again.Thank you!! Elly, Chris, Gracie & Ollie (South Wales) You must try the ice-cream & local cake desserts. :)


Reviewed 2 Jun 2013

We stayed at the villa for one week. We came to Sicily to visit cousins that i had not met before. I came with my hubby, daughter, step-son, son in law to be, sister and brother in law. I have to say there is nothing negative about this villa only that it needs a pathway to the winery which is down the road lol. It is spacious, comfortable, and the pool area and outside kitchen were used the most. Its location was excellent and Carmelina and her husband Salvatore were very helpful in everyway. The villa is decorated to a high standard and every room was well kitted out. The numerous bathrooms were a welcome for 7 people who were sharing and we never felt like we under anybodies feet with the spacious rooms. The restaurants were recommended by Carmelina and they were fantastic, Buca di San Francesco was a typicla rustic Sicilian restaurant that served the most gorgeous food although the language barrier was a bit of a problem!!! The King Bar also served lovely food and i can recommend the rissotto which was very tasty. We also had a couple of nights in the villa where we got to use the pizza oven and barbecue, We also asked Carmelina if she would ring for some pizza's for us, we ordered 4 and they were massive. We ate what was left the next day. I can honetly say that we had a fantastic week all made by this beautiful villa. The town of Favara is lovely and the people are very friendly. I would certainly recommend the villa and i would definitely go back there!!!!!!!!!!!

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