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Idle away days in a picture perfect garden with pool on the fabulous south coast

Lush gardens and a fantastic pool make Mariella perfect for lazy days under the sun that everyone will enjoy! Check out our video and you will understand why!

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Location Features Surroundings Ideal for Seccagrande

Walk to beach
Large pool
Heated jacuzzi
Private woodland
Terraces & gazebos

Verdura golf resort
Eraclea Minoa
Torre Salsa
The Turkish Steps
Valley of the Temples

Large families
Two families
Sea and sun holidays
Golf holidays



Perfect for a group or two families, Mariella comprises two spacious apartments, with a magnificent garden and pool, within striking distance of southern Sicily’s white sandy beaches and the Valley of the Temples.


Towering palms and pine trees encircle the huge garden creating a wonderful haven of peace and calm. However, once outside the villa’s gates, there are numerous beaches, natural beauty spots and cultural attractions.

Outside: This is a really special garden, combining elegance with comfort, and providing a paradise for children thanks to the large amount of open space. The villa overlooks an extensive lawn, dotted with flower-filled terracotta planters, soaring palm trees and fringed by pine trees. Catch glimpses of the sea from the enclosed pine-filled woodland behind the pool, where benches and a gazebo are set amongst the pine trees. The pool area is beautiful, surrounded by a paved sunbathing area and with a draped gazebo and garden furniture. There is also a small bathroom for added comfort. A jacuzzi is close to the pool area and adds an extra touch of luxury and is ideal for relaxation.

There are two large patios. Lounge in the shade of the pool-facing patio, gazing out between columns and arches, across the garden. Stunning black and white geometric patterned flooring extends throughout the ground floor and on to the patio, remaining cool underfoot and creating a sense of an outside room, further enhanced by the provision of sofas and recliners.

A second patio at the rear of the villa is perfect for long leisurely lunches, accessible directly from the kitchen and with a large dining table and barbecue.

Active-types will love the extras at Mariella. There's an outdoor fitness area where you can work off those delicious Sicilian meals. You could also get competetive playing table tennis or table soccer!

There is ample parking at the back of the house.

Inside: The organisation of the villa into two separate apartments makes Mariella an excellent choice for two families who want to share the main facilities but also enjoy some independence. Entry to the ground floor apartment is at the back of the villa, while the first floor apartment is accessed via an external staircase.

The ground floor apartment has a modern, uncluttered style, set off by the striking flooring. Enter directly into the open plan living/dining room which opens out onto the poolside patio. Large sofas fill the living space of the room, providing separate areas for TV-watching and reading. An archway leads to the dining area which has an elegant glass dining table that has views out towards the pine woodland and the sea. A well-equipped kitchen is conveniently situated adjacent to the dining area, and with direct access on to the second patio at the rear of the villa.

The living room leads into an anteroom which separates the two double bedrooms, both with en suite bathrooms with shower. A guest bathroom and laundry room is located close to the kitchen.

The external staircase to the first floor apartment leads on to a large terrace with garden views that is tailor made for quiet leisurely breakfasts. Outdoor furniture includes sun loungers, a large sun shade and a table and chairs. Enter the apartment from the terrace into the living room which has a TV corner with sofas and a table for four. A functional kitchen corner has adequate facilities for making breakfast and snacks.

There are three double bedrooms on this floor, two of which have an ensuite bathroom. The third double bedroom and a twin bedroom share a bathroom.


Local sights

The nearest beach is a 10-minute walk away at Seccagrande, a largely pebbly beach, with several restaurants, bars and small shops along the seafront. During August, both the beach and town are popular with locals and quite lively, but generally much quieter at other times. The Orientata Foce del Fiume Platani nature reserve, a 10-minute drive away, is fringed by a magnificent stretch of natural white sand and clear seas that is a million miles away from the more manicured beaches found in other parts of the island. Other nearby beaches that involve a short drive include the sandy beach at Eraclea Minoa where there are two good restaurants and beach clubs where you can hire sun beds and umbrellas.

We also recommend a visit to the nature reserve at Torre Salsa and the shimmering white cliffs of the Scala dei Turchi.

Wherever you go in Sicily, food is a highlight but on the south coast, foodies will enjoy a visit to Ribera (renowned both for its strawberries and blood oranges) and to Sciacca, famous for its salted anchovies and home to some excellent seafood restaurants. Sciacca also has a prominent ceramics heritage, with many artisan workshops producing a range of items.

For a shot of culture, head straight for the Valley of the Temples in Agrigento, or venture inland to the medieval hill town of Caltabellotta, also an excellent starting-point if you enjoy walking. The archaeological site of Selinunte is an hour away by car but arguably the best views of these astonishing temples are from the comfort of a private speed boat.

Local experiences

Explore the coastline by boat, with cooling dips in otherwise inaccessible bays, on a selection of boat excursions available to guests. It is a great way for you and your party to explore Sicily's beautiful coastline during a fun day out!

Book a half day boat trip, with visits to Selinunte or Torre Salsa, or a full day excursion, with lunch on board, taking in spectacular views of the dazzling white cliffs of the Scala dei Turchi and a visit to the Arabic Kasbah in captivating Mazara del Vallo.

Alternatively, you can book a shorter 2-3 hour local outing, finishing off with a long leisurely lunch at a seafront restaurant in Sciacca where you can feast on platters of langoustines, sea urchins, scampi and calamari.

Cyclists will love travelling around the area on bike - there are several available in the villa. It is a great way to get to know Sicily's striking countryside. Tours can easily be arranged for cyclists of all abilities.

If you love food then our At Home with Sicilians experience is perfect: enjoy an evening of food, wine and conviviality at a Sicilian's home. You will be welcomed and a delicious meal will be prepared for your - all in typically Sicilian style!

If you enjoy golf, play a round at the Roccoforte Verdura Golf Resort, one of Sicily’s top courses. It is close to the villa and the golf course has fantastic sea views.


The pool is open to guests from 16th May to 24th October.

The heated jacuzzi is available all year round.

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General Info




Accommodates (max) 12
Bedrooms 6
Double 5
Twin 1
Bathrooms 5
... of which ensuite 4
Toilet 1
Pool (LxW in meters) 14x6
Heated Jacuzzi present
Pool shower present
Pool towels present
Toilet present
Private parking present
Private garden present
Private woodland present
Covered gazebo present
Veranda present
Barbecue present
Fitness area present
Table tennis present
Table soccer present
Mountainbikes * present
Air conditioning present
Heating present
Washing machine present
Iron & ironing board present
Dishwasher present
Kettle present
Mixer present
Toaster present
Oven present
Microwave oven present
Safebox present
Satellite TV / Dvd present
Stereo present
Adsl Wi-Fi internet present
Welcome pack present
On-Site Caretaker present
Pool cleaning ** present
Final cleaning present
Daily cleaning on request
Laundry & ironing on request
Linen & towels change *** on request
Maid service on request
Cot & highchair on request
Shopping delivery on request
Breakfast 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

* 4 adult bikes, 2 children's bikes

** 3 times a week

*** A mid-stay towels change is included for bookings longer than one week.
Weekly linen/towel changes and a cleaning service are included for multiple-week bookings.


Transport Links

Surrounding Area

Palermo airport 139 km - 86 miles - 1 hr 35
Trapani airport 140 km - 87 miles - 1 hr 40
Comiso airport 154 km - 95 miles - 2 hr 30
Catania airport 205 km - 128 miles - 2 hr 30
Nearest pebble/sandy beach 10 mins walking
Nearest sandy beach 10 mins driving
Supermarket 5 mins driving
Shops & restaurants 10 mins walking
Fiume Platani beach 9 km - 6 miles - 15 mins
Roccoforte Verdura golf resort 10 km - 6 miles - 10 mins
Eraclea Minoa beach 12 km - 7 miles - 15 mins
Ribera centre 12 km - 7 miles - 15 mins
Torre Salsa nature reserve 22 km - 14 miles - 30 mins
Sciacca centre 24 km - 15 miles - 25 mins
Caltabellotta centre 26 km - 16 miles - 40 mins
The Turkish Steps 30 km - 18 miles - 30 mins
Agrigento centre 41 km - 25 miles - 40 mins
The Valley of the Temples 41 km - 25 miles - 40 mins
Selinunte archaeological site 57 km - 35 miles - 50 mins

Prices & Availability

2021 Prices
2022 Prices
Period Sleeps: 12
Bedrooms: 6
02 Jan - 14 May 3000
15 May - 11 Jun 3900
12 Jun - 09 Jul 4700
10 Jul - 27 Aug 5500
27 Aug - 24 Sep 3900
25 Sep - 22 Oct 3350
23 Oct - 31 Dec 3000
Refundable Security Deposit 800

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

We are currently taking bookings for 2022. If you book now for 2022, you can take advantage of our Price Freeze promotion, which means you can book your 2022 Sicily holiday villa at 2021 price. Please contact us for availability.


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