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Peter Jinks

Member since: 2014
Speaks english, french, italian

Family Villa By The Beach With Big Garden And Sea Views

14 Reviews
Sleeps6
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms3
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 4 - 7 nights

Overview

Photos and Description of this Fontane Bianche holiday villa

Three Bedroom, Three Bathroom Villa, 25 Mins Drive From Siracusa And Noto

This is a spacious family home ideal for two couples and up to two kids, just across the road from Fontane Bianche's sandy beaches. It's equipped for year round living, but is especially idyllic in the Summer months.

Our house is the oldest in the village and has been entirely restored. French doors flood the kitchen and dining room with natural light, providing sea views over the patio and lawn. There are two double bedrooms that face the back garden, plus a single room which can accommodate one or two single beds as required. Two bathrooms have showers, the third has a bathtub. The study contains a desk, a small sofa and plenty of books to browse. The sitting room has a comfortable sofa and armchair, a flat screen television and a modern log fireplace that powers the central heating.

Outside, the patio is equipped with comfortable outdoor furniture and awnings for shade. A light sea breeze makes it ideal for outdoor dining.

Kids love the large garden, which is bursting with fruit trees including fig, apricot, orange and olive. The barbecue has a large marble worktop and sink.

A separate laundry room in the back garden has an extra shower, handy after a day at the beach.

There is private parking for three cars in front of the house.

More Details
Suitability:
  • long term rentals available
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Peter Jinks (Owner)
Member since: 2014
Speaks english, french, italian

About Peter Jinks

I'm a British writer and university instructor. My wife is Sicilian and she works in the field of study abroad.

Peter Jinks purchased this villa in 2004

Why Peter Jinks chose Syracuse

It is in a great location overlooking the bay, handy for Siracusa too, and the motorway is less than ten minutes away for the airport and longer trips.

What makes this villa unique

We fell in love with being close to the sea, and being able to get up and flop into the water on a Summer's day. But the garden is a joy too, full of fruit trees and herbs. The house is built of solid stone, so is both cool in Summer and warm in Winter. The barbecue has a great view of the sea that is best appreciated while grilling salsiccia with a cold drink in hand.

Reviews

4.6
based on 14 traveller reviews

Family Villa By The Beach With Big Garden And Sea Views
average rating of 4.571429 based on 14 reviews
4

A great week and a wonderful villa!

  • 4 of 5

We enjoyed a very relaxing week in this extremely spacious yet comfortable villa which more than lived up to our expectations. While the photographs are accurate, they somehow don't reflect the size and quality of this property. The villa was clean and well maintained and had all the equipment we needed. Wifi worked well the entire week and the DVD player proved a welcome bonus when the weather was stormy. The beautiful garden is large, enclosed and well kept, and the terrace has plenty of room for eating and relaxing. The road at the front of the villa is noisy but did not spoil our time outside. The beach is a short walk away and we were ideally situated for all of the locations we had planned to visit. Owner Peter promptly responded to our query before booking and local representative Carmen gave us a warm welcome and a detailed tour of the villa on arrival.

  • Review Submitted: Sep 12, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your review, we're very pleased that you enjoyed your stay.
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5

A great stay

  • 5 of 5

We had a great stay at the Villa in Fontane Bianche!

The house is very comfortable, larger than we had hoped, with lots of privacy for two couples. The terrace, garden and view are beautiful, we really enjoyed it. The pictures on the site are very realistic but the house is even better than we had imagined. We enjoyed every minute there and wish we could have stayed longer.

We stayed during the high summer days, and even then we could enjoy the beach in front of the house and visit many places in the region (Siracusa, Noto, Modica, Ragusa) without traffic jam!

Carmen was very nice in welcoming us to the house, always was very attentive and available.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 25, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Wonderful that you enjoyed yourselves at that you had a comfortable stay. Thanks for choosing us and please come again! Peter and Lucia
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5

What a holiday!!

  • 5 of 5

We have had an absolutely wonderful family vacation on Sicily with this house as our center – 5 adults and a toddler – the house and garden was more than we could ever dream about (the pictures does not do the house justice) – a spacious house with 3 bed rooms, 3 bath rooms, a huge kitchen and the terrace with a view to the green garden and the sea – we spend most part of the two weeks here.

Just a short walk to the sea and sandy beaches – perfect for a quiet morning and evening swim, both for children and adults to enjoy.

We would like to keep the house a secret, but we do hope more will enjoy this perfect house in perfect surroundings.

You need to have a car to reach Syracuse and the major cities - and also to shop for groceries - however there are small supermarkets and a pharmacy nearby.

The host Peter Jinks has been extremely helpful and has answered all questions and sorted the minor things we have had with the house within few hours. Furthermore, we were warmly welcomed by Carmen who gave us a good introduction to the house.

We will be back to experience more of Sicily, the landscape, the super friendly inhabitants, the beaches, the cities and atmosphere.

To sum up: We can highly recommend this house – but keep it a secret between us 

The Due Family - Denmark

  • Review Submitted: Jul 27, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Anne and Poul, Thank you very much for the kind words. You are always very welcome! Best wishes, Peter
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4

Mooie villa aan het strand

  • 4 of 5

We had a wonderful time at the villa. Beautiful location and view from the home. We enjoyed it very much. The seawater is like the caribbean, very blue and nice. A supermarket and coffee shop is around the corner where you can buy all kinds of things. The house is great, many rooms, big kitchen, nice terrace and many playing things for kids. We had a good contact with the owner and had great service. Looking for a nice beach, a quiet place to stay with family or friends, this is a good place for you. Fam. Bakker (Holland)

  • Review Submitted: May 20, 2016
  • Date of Stay: May 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are delighted that you enjoyed the villa and surroundings, thanks for choosing us! Peter and Lucia
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5

Tolle Villa am Meer / Beutiful Villa on the sea

  • 5 of 5

Sehr schönes, grosses Ferienhaus das mit allem und noch einigem mehr ausgestattet ist, was man für einen schönen Urlaub braucht. Der Garten ist wunderschön und sehr gepflegt. Das Meer sowie kleinere Einkaufsmöglichkeiten sind zu Fuss in wenigen Minuten erreichbar. Wir wurden sehr nett von Carmen empfangen die jederzeit bei irgendwelchen anliegen und Fragen erreichbar war. Sehr empfehlenswerte Liegenschaft auch mit Kindern da ein sehr hübsches Kinderzimmer und diverse Spielsachen und Bücher vorhanden sind.

Wir haben uns sehr wohl gefühlt.

Vielen Dank an Peter & Carmen

Very nice, large house with all the, and still some more, features that you need for a great holiday. The garden is beautiful and very well maintained. The sea as well as some smaller shops are reachable by feet in a few minutes. We were very nice welcomed by Carmen, a very nice person, who was at any time and any issues available.

Highly recommended property, aswel with kids because of various toys & books in the house and the garden, and the very nice children's room.

We loved it.

Thank you Peter & Carmen

  • Review Submitted: Sep 15, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are so very happy that you enjoyed your stay. Thanks for choosing us and we hope you come again!
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5

Sehr schönes Ferienhaus am Meer

  • 5 of 5

Very nice, large house with all the and still some more features that you need for a great holiday. The garden is beautiful and very well maintained. The sea as well as smaller shops are reachable in a few minutes by feet. We were very nice welcomed by Carmen which rest at any time and any issues could be reached. Highly recommended property also very nice for kids because of various toys and books and a very nice childroom.

we loved it. Thank you.

Sehr schönes, grosses Ferienhaus das mit allem und noch einigem mehr ausgestattet ist, was man für einen schönen Urlaub braucht. Der Garten ist wunderschön und sehr gepflegt. Das Meer sowie kleinere Einkaufsmöglichkeiten sind zu Fuss in wenigen Minuten erreichbar. Wir wurden sehr nett von Carmen empfangen die jederzeit bei irgendwelchen anliegen und Fragen erreichbar war. Sehr empfehlenswerte Liegenschaft auch mit Kindern da ein sehr hübsches Kinderzimmer und diverse Spielsachen vorhanden sind.

Wir fanden es Toll, vielen Dank.

  • Review Submitted: Sep 15, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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Map

Nearest Airport
70 Kilometres
Catania
Nearest Barpub
200 Metres
Nearest Ferry
47 Kilometres
Pozzallo
Nearest Golf
17 Kilometres
I Monasteri golf resort
Nearest Train
17 Kilometres
Siracusa
Nearest Motorway
5 Kilometres
E45
Nearest Restaurant
100 Metres
La Spiaggetta
Nearest Beach
100 Metres
Fontane Bianche
Car: recommended

Vibrant in the Summer, nice and quiet off season, Fontane Bianche is where many Siracusans keep a second home to escape the heat of the city. It's very friendly and Italian, only a smattering of foreign tourists. There's great ice cream at Il Cubano gelateria, but there's also a very handy seafood/pizza restaurant within two minutes walk of the house called La Spiaggetta where we've spent many happy evenings eating outdoors.

The local grocery store (again, two minute walk) sells panini, milk, fresh bread and general supplies. In Cassibile (five minutes drive) you can find more restaurants, shops, pharmacy etc. Cassibile is where you take the motorway: Catania airport is 50 mins away, Comiso airport 1 hour 30 mins, Palermo airport 3 hours 30 mins.

Please be aware that in August, Fontane Bianche fills up with holiday makers and the weekends can be noisy.

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Rates & Availability

Rental Rates for this holiday villa in Fontane Bianche, Italy

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
GBP
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
Low Season
1 Nov 2016 - 31 Mar 2017
4 night minimum stay
A$152
 
 
June 2017
1 Jun 2017 - 30 Jun 2017
5 night minimum stay
A$228
 
 
Summer 2017
1 Jul 2017 - 30 Sep 2017
7 night minimum stay
A$228
 
 
October 2017
1 Oct 2017 - 31 Oct 2017
4 night minimum stay
A$186
 
 
November 2017
1 Nov 2017 - 30 Nov 2017
4 night minimum stay
A$161
 
 
Summer 2018
1 Jun 2018 - 30 Sep 2018
5 night minimum stay
A$228
 
 
My Standard Rate
4 night minimum stay
A$169
 

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning A$68
Pet Fee A$0
Refundable Damage Deposit A$423

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
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Amenities

Accommodation and facilities for this holiday villa rental in Fontane Bianche, Italy

Property Type:
  • villa
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 150 m²
Location Type:
  • Beach
  • Near The Ocean
  • Village
Theme:
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Sports & Activities
General:
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster ...
Dining:
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , bath with shower , bidet
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower enclosure , bidet
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , shower enclosure
  • There's an extra shower in the laundry room
Bedrooms:
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 large double bed
    Bedroom 2 - 1 large double bed
    Bedroom 3 - 2 single bed
  • Bedroom 3 is a kids room, not really suitable for two adults.
Entertainment:
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player
  • Television
Outside:
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Veranda / Loggia ...
Suitability:
  • long term rentals available
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets considered ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible ...
Attractions:
  • bay
  • churches
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • mountain biking
  • sailing
  • diving
  • snorkelling
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing