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We highly recommend a stay at this apartment. The rustic apartment is situated within a beautiful family run olive tree and wheat farming compound. The bedrooms were simple and comfortably furnished. The public rooms were full of local character and family collected art and curios . It was really nice coming home to a relaxing and quiet home after a long day of driving and touring. We wish we had spent more time exploring the olive groves and fields. The owner was very helpful with directions and suggestions and met us at the local market to allow us to buy groceries right way. It's hard to imagine a more relaxing environment.
The house is by far the most beautiful in the entire area. Fully walled-off for total privacy, one enters through an impressive automated iron gates, into a huge, lush and amazingly manicured garden (maintained by a gardener, daily). A true paradise-like oasis with mature Mediterranean trees, palms, decorative cactus area shrubbery and colorful flowers everywhere.
The pool is oversized and luxurious. It features a waterfall, large jacuzzi area with artistic mosaic bottom, floaters, and elaborate lighting throughout. It is surrounded by comfortable loungers and several outdoor living areas, scattered throughout the garden, one more appealing than the other.
A “piece de resistance” is a screened-off outdoor “salon,” surrounded by water feature, with beautiful planters, luxury rattan chaises for 12, and flowers.
The pictures don’t give justice to the property as it is far more beautiful, more colorful and more comfortable, in reality.
The house is a traditional Sicilian old stone estate, which was expanded and renovated to include a larger living/dining space, more bedrooms and a spacious covered terrace off the master bedroom, all with new conveniences for a comfortable stay.
The location is in a countryside with just several other summer houses nearby. It is extremely quiet and just steps from the expansive, clean, “private” sandy beach.
The owner is most charming, friendly, but totally un-intrusive, and extremely accommodating. Every single of our requests was responded immediately, and/or fixed within hours! This includes, among many other things, arranging for a private chef, another most charming local lady, who prepared a real Sicilian home-made, seven-course feast for our group of 10, all with the most flavorful and fresh produce, fish, meats, pasta and other tasty ingredients.
Everything was just perfect during our entire 10-day stay, thanks to the beauty of the property and its scenery, as well as its friendly owner. Even the weather couldn’t be better! We highly recommend this delightful villa to everyone looking for a relaxing and peaceful holiday in a stunning setting, near the pristine private beach.
We have no words to express how much we enjoyed our stay. We only wish it lasted longer!