Villa Stella

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4 bedroom

£ 2200 per week

Bedrooms: 4

Sleeps: 8

Bathrooms: 5

Fabulously refurbished Sicilian villa, set amidst the rural landscape of the Val di Noto, with an infinity pool and private wellness area.

 

Superb views over Scicli

Spa, with Jacuzzi, sauna, and relaxation area

Overview

Sitting in a lofty position in the rural countryside near the UNESCO World Heritage site of Scicli in south east Sicily, Villa Stella is a stone-walled former farmhouse with views over the town.

 

The focal point of the garden is the striking infinity pool and pale stone sunbathing terraces, but elsewhere, there are olive, almond and citrus trees, spiky succulents and an atmospheric courtyard with an outdoor dining area.

 

Much of the original building’s charm has been maintained in the property’s recent refurbishment but combined with a series of architectural and design twists which together result in a truly spectacular property. The spacious living room, with contemporary designer seating, has a fully retractable electric roof, creating a unique fully furnished outdoor room. From here, stairs lead down to a stylish Spa, with Jacuzzi, sauna, and relaxation area. The glass-floored kitchen and dining area is directly above the Spa.

 

The four double bedrooms (one in a separate annex) are all spacious and decorated with the same designer flair as the rest of the property, with original stone walls, magnificent tiled flooring and simple elegant furnishings. Bathrooms (one for each bedroom) are equally stylish.

 

Interior:
Ground Floor: large living room, kitchen, 3 double bedrooms with en-suite bathroom/shower. Lower Floor: wellness area (sauna, whirlpool bath, 1 bathroom with shower). Annex: 1 double bedroom with en-suite bathroom/shower.

 

Exterior:
Laundry room, terraces, garden, swimming pool, solarium.

Amenities

Air conditioning: 3 Units

Hob: 4 gas burners / electric oven

Microwave

Fridge / Freezer

Washing machine / Dishwasher

Toaster / Espresso coffee machine

Iron / Hairdryer

Television Satellite receiver

CD player / DVD player

Safe / Highchair

Wi-Fi

Barbecue

Beach chairs

Chairs

External shower

Gazebo

Sun loungers

Location

Ideally placed for exploring south east Sicily, the villa is close to several beaches and less than 10km from the nearest sandy beach at Donnalucata. Spend days on the beach at Marina di Ragusa, visit the beach front home of the fictional Montalbano at Punta Secca or explore the sandy coves that fringe the Vendicari Nature Reserve on the east coast.

 

Scicli itself is very charming, with a cluster of Baroque palaces and churches and a good selection of bars and restaurants. Its town hall is the film location for Montalbano’s police HQ. The other principle towns of the Val di Noto – Modica, Ragusa Ibla, Ispica and Palazzolo Acreidi – are all within easy reach.

 

For a longer day out, Syracuse, with its astonishing archaeological park and historic centre on the island of Ortigia, is a little further away (85km).

Weekly prices Villa Stella

The rental may start any day of the week. Saturday only from 29/06 to 30/08
PeriodSleeps 6
3 Bedrooms
4 Bathrooms
Price/Week in £ Sleeps 8
4 Bedrooms
5 Bathrooms
Price/Week in £
5 January - 24 May22002700
25 May - 28 June29002900
29 June - 26 July41004100
27 July - 23 August47004700
24 August - 30 August41004100
31 August - 20 September29003300
21 September -03 January22002700
Policy

Minimum stay: 7 nights


Arrival day: Saturday only from 29/06 to 30/08


Security deposit: € 1000, to pay cash on arrival


Pets: Allowed only small pets


Check-in: 16:00-21:00

Check-out: 08:00-10:00


Late arrivals: 21:00-24:00, if agreed charged € 30 (to pay on site on arrival)


City tax: to pay directly


No-smoking property: No

Included
Bath towels: 2 changes per week
Bathrooms and bedrooms cleaned: weekly
Bed linen: 1 change per week
Cots: 2
Disabled access
Disabled bathroom
Electricity: included up to 200 kWh per week
Final cleaning
Gas cooker consumption
Hot Tub
Internet: Wi-Fi
Parking: private inside the property
Pool towels: 1 change per week
Sauna
Table linen
Water consumption
Welcome basket: breakfast items
Extras
Air conditioning: 10 Units - see electricity consumption
Electricity: included up to 200 kWh per week - The extra consumption fee of € 0.40 per kWh has to be paid on the spot
Heating: 10 Heat pumps - see electricity consumption

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andrew Smith
16:49 02 Aug 20
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11:22 19 Nov 19
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17:12 28 Aug 19
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11:10 27 Aug 19
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julie frenchman
09:16 09 Jul 19
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Kay James
12:08 03 May 19
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18:31 16 Aug 18
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Jonathan May
18:06 01 Aug 18
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22:28 25 Aug 17
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09:04 19 Jun 17
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09:36 09 Jul 16
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