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Giovanni

Member since: 2011
Speaks english, spanish, italian

Amazing Countryside House / Villa - Melilli (SYRACUSE)

16 Reviews
Sleeps7
Bedrooms 3
Property type farmhouse
Minimum Stay 3 - 5 nights

Overview

Photos and Description of this Melilli holiday farmhouse

If you are naturalist and wish to re-conciliate with yourselves, you surely will find comfortable our farmhouse. The villa is inside a large estate located near to Climiti Mounts, part of Ibleo plateau. Landscape is typical of Iblei mounts, characterized by white stones and distinctive stonewalls. Logistically speaking the estate is easily reachable and well disposed to explore all oriental part of Sicily. Famous archeological site of Pantalica is few step away (5 min), Siracusa (Syracuse) is some steps over (10 min). The proximity of highway let you reach easily all principal towns and tourist centers such as Brucoli, Noto, Pachino, Ragusa, Modica, Catania, Taormina, Agrigento, etc. Catania airport is 35 minutes away. The villa is composed by a large master bedroom and two other rooms that can be configured with double or single beds. There is also a living room and a kitchen/lunching room.

The estate of S.Catrini is a traditional Sicilian farm owned by our family since 5 generations. The farm produces organic and aop extra-virgin olive oil, almonds and carobs. Picking periods are august for carobs and almonds, october approx for olives.

You will have all our support and assistance to spend beautiful holidays.

More Details
Suitability:
  • Events Allowed
  • long term rentals available
  • children welcome
  • pets considered
  • smoking allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Giovanni (Owner)
Member since: 2011
Speaks english, spanish, italian

About Giovanni

Fifth generation owner of S. Catrini estate, I grow up here and I love this place. Hope to share this with you.

Giovanni purchased this farmhouse in 1812

What makes this farmhouse unique

The cheateu is a traditional sicilian farmhouse restored in 2014. It is inside our 85 hectares estate. Silence, quiteness, slow flow of time, nature, peace, away from the chaos of the city but also well positioned and close enought to the highway to easily reach every town. If you are looking for that you find the right place.

Reviews

4.8
based on 16 traveller reviews

Amazing Countryside House / Villa - Melilli (SYRACUSE)
average rating of 4.8125 based on 16 reviews
4

lovely house in the country

  • 4 of 5

We had a great stay at this lovely country house which is set in beautiful countryside. The garden and patio area are great for dining outside. The host wa very helpful with ideas of places to visit and there was a store cupboard of essentials we could use which was really handy.

We visited many lovely places in the local area and enjoyed the local speciality pizoli (not sure on spelling) a kind of double pizza yum.

  • Review Submitted: Oct 12, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

A calm and relaxing stay

  • 5 of 5

We spent a nice week at Giovanni's wonderful house that is situated between olive groves and almond trees. It is a very remote location, so perfect for anyone who wants to be undisturbed and in nature. The magnificent garden and olive trees field are a perfect path for long walks in the quiet, and you can discover on precious little fossiles on stones that are left from ancient times. It was wonderful to have the breakfast in the morning on the terrace and to use the open fireplace in the evenings. We spent our week there in February so the open fireplace gives the house a nice warmth.

If you are a friend of animals this is your place, the cats are adorable and you have regular visits of horses in the garden, company of dogs, etc.

Its location is very convenient, because you can reach the highway taking you to Syracuse and Catania very easily.

For any problems Giovanni and his family are very careful and present. The olive oil produced by Giovanni is excellent, and the house is already filled with food in case you arrive late and need to rest before the first shopping time. The beds are comfortable, and plenty of blankets, pillows, towels are provided.

A car is absolutely necessary if you want to enjoy all the hiking possibilities in the surroundings and visit especially the South-East of Sicily.

We can highly recommend this place if you want to discover South-East Sicily.

  • Review Submitted: Feb 29, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Feb 2016
  • Source: Fewo Direkt, from HomeAway
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4

Toller Aufenthalt!

  • 4 of 5

Wir hatten eine wirkliche tolle Woche und haben alles so vorgefunden wir abgebildet, bzw es war sogar noch größer als wir dachten!

Das Grundstück ist sehr groß, man ist sehr für sich und kann die Natur genießen!

So ein freundlicher und bemühter Vermieter wie Giovanni ist uns bisher noch nicht begegnet, alleFragen und wünsche konnten wir an ihn richten und er ist so bemüht gewesen, das es einem schon unangenehm war! Ganz ganz großes Lob!

Wir haben uns auch wegen ihm sehr wohl gefühlt und würden es jeder Zeit weiter empfehlen!

  • Review Submitted: Oct 23, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Oct 2015
  • Source: Fewo Direkt, from HomeAway
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5

soggiorno molto piacevole

  • 5 of 5

abbiamo soggiornato due settimane e devo dire che siamo rimasti molto contenti. la casa è molto accogliente e funzionale e la posizione è veramente buona per chi come noi vuole girare per visitare le cittadine intorno e per fare un bagno nel limpidissimo mare.

  • Review Submitted: Sep 8, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2015
  • Source: Homelidays, from HomeAway
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5

magnifique

  • 5 of 5

Nous avons passé un magnifique séjour dans l'oliveraie de Giovanni. La maison est calme, isolée et tranquille entourée de terrasses ombragées dont on profite selon la température. Vue sur l'Etna (nous avons eu la chance d'admirer un soir une éruption) ou sur le port industriel à plusieurs km et caché par la végétation (oliviers et caroubiers). Les enfants ont apprécié l'espace extérieur (zone d'herbe) et les animaux. Jack est parti vivre de nouvelles aventures durant notre séjour mais le chat Micione et son timide camarade ont bien profité de notre présence. Le riche passé culturel et humain est présent partout sur cette côte sicilienne... Nous avons adoré la nécropole de PANTALICA à qq km de la propriété. Giovanni est charmant et aime discuter (en anglais) et conseiller ses lieux préférés ... ainsi que les granite pistache/amande! Nous commanderons peut être de l'huile d'olive dense et parfumée lors de la récolte d'octobre!

  • Review Submitted: Sep 4, 2014
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2014
  • Source: Homelidays, from HomeAway
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5

le calm de la campagne

  • 5 of 5

Des propriétaires sympas, y compris jack (le chien) et les chats et chevaux

un cadre très agréable dans une location conforme à la description avec un internet qui a bien marché.

Parfait pour 4 adultes et un ou deux enfants,un véhicule est indispensable

Nous y retournerons avec plaisir et l'huile d'olive produite par la famille est excellente, n'hésitez pas à repartir avec quelques bouteilles.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 28, 2014
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2014
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Map

Nearest Airport
40 Kilometres
Catania Airport
Nearest Motorway
4.5 Kilometres
Catania-Siracusa highway
Nearest Beach
7 Kilometres
Marina di Melilli
Car: necessary

Take the highway A-18 Catania-Siracusa. Exit at Sortino and follow signs to Sortino/Pantalica, after about 4 km turn on the left (direction Melilli) on Strada Provinciale 95. After 1km you reached the estate.

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Rates & Availability

Rental Rates for this holiday farmhouse in Melilli, Italy

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
EUR
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
Winter 2016
1 Nov 2016 - 16 Dec 2016
3 night minimum stay
A$85
A$567
 
 
Christmas 2016
17 Dec 2016 - 7 Jan 2017
5 night minimum stay
A$106
A$694
 
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add A$21 per night, per additional guest
 
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
A$85
A$496
 
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add A$14 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

Final cleaning A$50

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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 farmhouse rental in Melilli, Italy

Property Type:
  • farmhouse
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Housekeeping:
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 110 m²
Location Type:
  • Near The Ocean
  • Rural
  • Village
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Family
  • Farm Holidays
  • Historic
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Air Conditioning
  • Alarm System
  • Computer Available
  • Fan
  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Sunbed
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
Kitchen:
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Freezer
  • Kettle
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 8 people
Bedrooms:
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 7
  • - 2 single bed
    Bedroom 2 - 1 double bed , 2 single bed , Can be configured with 1 double bed or two single beds
    Bedroom 1 - 1 large double bed , 1 cot , Available optional baby small bed
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
Outside:
  • Beach Umbrellas
  • Deck / Patio
  • Garden Table & Chairs
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Furniture
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Veranda / Loggia
  • Porch Furniture
Suitability:
  • Events Allowed
  • long term rentals available
  • children welcome ...
  • pets considered
  • smoking allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Onsite Services:
  • Private Chef
Attractions:
  • arboretum
  • autumn foliage
  • caves
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • volcano
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • groceries
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • paragliding
  • caving