We stayed here during Easter with three families (6 adults and 7 children). It is a very nice house located in a quiet street with large bedrooms, sitting rooms and plenty of bathrooms, The outside area is very spacious and we spent a lot of time outside enjoying the garden, pool and BBQ. The owner and manager are very responsive and helpful.
My husband, 3 adult children and myself spent 9 nights at this beautifully appointed villa and loved just about everything! Best features for us were the fabulous pool where we enjoyed gathering to refresh and relax after outings around Sicily, the upper patio where we enjoyed the gorgeous view while sipping pre dinner drinks, and dining al fresco on the lovely patio by candle light.
The location is close to several villages, wineries and small towns however we could not walk to anywhere as we had hoped to because the road the villa is on is extremely busy with VERY fast cars and trucks and has little or no shoulder - where there is a shoulder many plants grow and obstruct passage - making walking unpleasant and not safe. If you don't mind driving everywhere, the location is convenient.
It is worth noting that the main/master bedroom sits right over the busy road and as such is really noisy unless you close all the doors and shutters and turn on the air conditioning. The bed in the room was REALLY hard and REALLY uncomfortable as well. Perhaps this could be swapped for a more comfortable bed which would make a big difference for enjoyable sleeping.
The upper bedrooms where the 3 kids slept were comfortable and much quieter.
The kitchen was fantastic - big and great to cook in with lots of serving bowls and platters for the several times we purchased delicious local foods and wine and prepared simple but elegant and delicious meals enjoyed on the patio.
Definitely a top highlight of our visit was a fabulous Sicilian meal prepared and served for us in our villa by two charming young women from Mamma Sicilia. The food was amazing and plentiful - a must for anyone wishing to taste some traditional Sicilian specialties! Mamma Sicilia also arranged for a personable and knowledgable sommelier, Salvo, from Benanti Winery to pair some of the very good Benanti wines with our meal. We love fine wines and these were tasty and paired perfectly with our food. A most memorable evening for the whole family!
Added bonuses included a lower football field which would be great for kids to run around on as well as several fruit trees we were invited to pick from. I'm not sure I'd bring very young children to the villa as the furnishings and decor were lovely with lots of lovely white upholstery... not good for grubby little fingers and toes!
We will cherish many fine memories of our stay... and thank Demetra most especially!