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Amaltea

Simple beachfront cottage with huge garden close to the baroque heart of SE Sicily

 

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Amaltea

Location Features Surroundings Ideal for Ispica
Ispica

Direct beach access
Outdoor kitchen & BBQ
Al fresco dining

Marzamemi
Vendicari
Noto
Modica
Ragusa Ibla
Siracusa & Ortigia

Families
Beach holidays
Culture
Foodies
Sea & surf

Sleeps
5
Bedrooms
2
Bathrooms
1

Overview

Walk from your bedroom to the beach without even putting on your flip-flops, let alone packing up the car. Amaltea is a small and simple cottage, but with a garden and location that knock spots off other large holiday cottages.

Property

Amaltea gives ‘sea-front’ a whole new meaning. The cottage is surrounded by a huge garden with a gate at the far end that opens straight on to a picture postcard sandy beach.  

Outside: Access to the cottage is along a palm tree lined track. The garden in front of the cottage is simply magnificent, with a huge stretch of lawn that leads down to a secluded white sandy beach. Although the beach is not private, its inaccessible location means that it generally remains very quiet and often, deserted. Rows of towering palms line the garden, interrupted only by sun loungers and the odd thatched sun shade.

There are several outdoor eating areas. A covered patio at the front of the cottage provides shade when the sun is at its hottest while at the back, there is a very well-equipped outdoor kitchen with a barbecue, wood-burning pizza oven, sink, cupboards and, of course, dining-table and chairs.

An outside shower is provided and guests have use of a pedalo which is kept at the end of the garden.

Guests at Amaltea should be aware that the villa is directly adjacent to, and shares most of the outdoor areas with, another property (Zafira). To guarantee complete privacy, or if you are considering holidaying with friends, we recommend booking both properties.

Inside: Once inside, a small corridor leads to a kitchen-dining area, comprising a pretty tiled and well-equipped kitchen area, with a dining table and chairs, and a sofa. A back door leads directly out to the outdoor kitchen. There are two bedrooms, a double and a bunk bed room with extra single bed. The bathroom is quite small, with a toilet and shower.

Area

Local Sights

With the nearest beach right on your doorstep, it may be difficult to leave the idyllic setting at Amaltea. However, there is lots to see and do near this villa. Enjoy the gorgeous beaches found at the Vendicari Nature Reserve, where you will also find a fascinating variety of wildlife. Or visit the lovely beaches at Pozzallo or Marina di Ragusa. Nature-lovers will also enjoy the Cassibile Nature Reserve and its 10 km set of trails and stunning scenery.

South-east Sicily has a wealth of Baroque architecture in the UNESCO World Heritage Site of the Val di Noto. Visit towns such as Modica, Ragusa Ibla, Noto and Scicli and be amazed at the glorious architecture. These towns are perfect for a day spent wandering through charming streets, soaking up the atmosphere and enjoying the views.

Slightly further away is Siracusa. This town is a true testament to Sicily's fascinating and varied past, with glimpses of Greek, Byzantine, Norman and Baroque culture to be seen throughout the city. There are so many great sights to see, from the captivating Ortigia to the archaeological site with its wonderful Greek theatre.


Local Experiences

The nearest village to Amaltea is Ispica, where you can enjoy some relaxed meals at the small restaurants and bars. The town offers everything you could need as a base, and is a brilliant starting point for exploring the area.

In May and June the Greek Theatre in Siracusa holds a festival of Greek plays. A series of Greek tragedies are performed in the beautiful archaeological park, creating an unforgettable evening of theatre for all who visit.

Treat yourself to a night of Sicilian cooking, without having to cook yourself! Book a Cook and a local chef will come to the villa and prepare a delicious meal for your party. If you want to learn how to cook Sicilian dishes then you could book yourself into a cookery class and take home some fantastic recipes and skills.

Guests also have the opportunity to rent a boat for a day. Take to the seas and get to know the Sicilian coast. For those with a passion for water sports, why not visit Pozzallo and enjoy a windsurfing session. There are many great water sports schools where you can rent equipment or have a go at during a lesson. If that sounds too energetic then make your way to Soda Beach, Amaltea's nearest lido, where you can soak up the sun and relax on a sunlounger.

An International Film Festival is held in Marzamemi - a gorgeous seaside town, not too far from the villa - in July. If you happen to be staying at Amaltea during this period it is well worth visiting to enjoy some great films and the lively atmosphere.

Extras

During the summer months, sun loungers and umbrellas are set up on the beach for the villa guests and a pedal boat can be rented for € 70 per week.

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Amenities

General Info

Outdoor

Indoor

Services

Accommodates (max) 5
Bedrooms 2
Double 1
Triple 1
Bathroom 1
Direct beach access present
Beach towels present
Beach furnishings * present
Pedal boat present
Parking present
Garden present
Veranda present
Outdoor kitchen present
Barbecue area present
Wood-burning oven present
Air conditioning present
Ceiling fans present
Heating present
Washing machine present
Iron & ironing board present
Kettle present
Mixer present
Toaster present
Oven present
Microwave oven present
Satellite TV present
Adsl Wi-Fi internet present
Welcome pack present
Final cleaning present
Daily cleaning on request
Linen & towels change ** on request
Cot & highchair on request
Massage service on request
Shopping delivery on request
Cook service on request
Cooking classes on request
Pasta making on request
Guided tours on request
Wine experiences on request
Transfer on request
Boat & yacht rental on request
present present on request on request not available not available

* Beach chairs and umbrellas

** Weekly linen/towel changes and a cleaning service are included for multiple-week bookings

Distances

Transport Links

Surrounding Area

Comiso airport 72 km - 45 miles - 1 hr 10
Catania airport 116 km - 72 miles - 1 hr 15
Palermo airport 343 km - 213 miles - 3 hr 30
Trapani airport 424 km - 263 miles - 4 hr 15
Nearest beach on your door step
Supermarket 10 mins driving
Shops & restaurants 10 mins driving
Marzamemi centre 16 km - 9 miles - 20 mins
Rosolini centre 17 km - 10 miles - 20 mins
Vendicari nature reserve 22 km - 13 miles - 25 mins
Noto centre 30 km - 18 miles - 35 mins
Modica centre 31 km - 19 miles - 35 mins
Scicli centre 38 km - 23 miles - 45 mins
Ragusa Ibla centre 46 km - 28 miles - 55 mins
Cassibile nature reserve 59 km - 36 miles - 1 hr 5
Marina di Ragusa centre 65 km - 40 miles - 1 hr 10
Siracusa & Ortigia centre 67 km - 41 miles - 55 mins

Prices

2018 Prices
2019 Prices
Period Sleeps: 5
Bedrooms: 2
06 Jan - 23 Mar 1050
24 Mar - 11 May 1150
12 May - 29 Jun 1500
30 Jun - 24 Aug 2000
25 Aug - 28 Sep 1500
29 Sep - 26 Oct 1150
27 Oct - 04 Jan 1050
Refundable Security Deposit 250

Prices include: taxes, water, gas, electricity, bath towels, linen, beach towels, welcome pack and our 24/7 local support during your stay at our property.

We are currently taking bookings for 2019. If you book now for 2019, you can take advantage of our Price Freeze promotion, which means you can book your 2019 Sicily holiday villa at 2018 price. Please contact us for availability.

Booking


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