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Client Reviews of Amaltea

See what our clients had to say about their holiday to Sicily and time at Amaltea

 Direct beach access 
Outdoor kitchen & BBQ 
Al fresco dining

Uwe. T - Switzerland | October 2019

" Bezüglich unserer Ferien war alles hervorragend und die Unterkunft Amaltea genial. Auch die beiden Vermieter waren sehr liebenswert und hilfsbereit. Sehr gerne würde wir mal wieder bei Ihnen ein Ferienhaus buchen."

Stefanie C. - Germany | October 2019

" Tja - und die Unterkunft Amaltea - ein absoluter Knaller - ein wirkliches Juwel mit so viel Liebe zum Detail - fantastisch! Die Vermieter unglaublich nett, das Haus super sauber und ganz frisch renoviert und der Garten, der am Meer endet - ein Traum! Also - was kann ich mehr sagen - 5 Sterne plus"

Heinz E. - Switzerland | October 2019

" Wir haben eine wunderbare Ferienwoche im Amaltea verbracht. solosicily Website: sehr informativ und übersichtlich, die Angabe über die Lage des Ferienhauses wäre noch wünschenswert. Die Betreuung durch sie war sehr gut und umfassend. Amaltea: sehr schönes Ferienhaus mit prima Aussenanlage. Verschiedene Sitzplätze, Küche, Grill etc. im Garten. Der grosse Palmengarten mit Liegen ist wunderbar. Den direkten Zugang zum einsamen Sandstrand haben wir sehr genossen. Alles in allem sehr empfehlenswert. Auch die Betreuung durch die Eigner war sehr gut, das Willkommenspaket sehr geschätzt. Wir werden sicherlich wieder kommen."

Andy C. - United Kingdom | September 2019

"Perfect! Amaltea is part of paradise. Mariella and Franco could not have been more welcoming. We didn't come for long enough. We will have to remedy that next time!"

Elizabeth M. - United Kingdom | September 2019

"We had a fabulous time at Amaltea - the property was superb and we really couldn't have asked for more. The owners were very welcoming and helpful throughout our stay - the perfect balance of excellent hosts whilst respecting our privacy. Our 1st experience of Solo Sicily has been faultless - you have been quick to respond throughout and the information pack provided was extremely comprehensive. We would have no hesitation in using you again and will certainly recommend you to our friends. We can imagine ourselves returning to Amaltea (not something we generally do) as the virtually private sandy beach at the end of the garden made it incredibly special and absolutely perfect for our young daughter. The outdoor kitchen was fantastic for my foodie husband and the property was well located for some great cultural excursions relatively close by."

Bernadette E. - Austria | June 2019

"We had a wonderful week here in your little paradise. Everything was really perfect and we enjoyed every minute! Your house is absolutely amazing and your hospitality outstanding!"

Malcolm S. - United Kingdom | June 2019

"We have spent an idyllic week here at Amaltea. We really do not want to go home and I am absolutely sure we will return. What a fabulous little slice of heaven this perfect little villa is – with its beautiful garden and the perfect, almost deserted beach. It really is a little slice of heaven. Relax and relaxation in the perfect setting. We are so appreciative of your welcome package of some very useful supples, which, after a long journey are much appreciated and all the little touches to make this delightful villa feel like home. There is simply nothing I can fault. A wonderful holiday. Thank you so much. We hope to see you again."

Yvonee Hirschmann - Germany | September 2018

"It was a very nice week at this house, we enjoyed it a lot. Our highlight at this pace is the outdoor kitchen and of course the beach. We made pizza in the outdoor oven, it was fun and it tasted so good. All in all it was a fantastic stay here with beautiful memories. Especially the garden with the palm trees got us feeling like summer. Thanks for the stay and the warm welcome! Maybe see you next time!"

Thomas E. - Canada | September 2018

"Ispica was such a sweet town and we would love to come back. Amaltea was perfect. There's really nothing I could suggest to make it better. A wonderful experience all round."

Salim Dana - Switzerland | August 2018

"Grazie per aver creato questo bijoux in questo angolo di paradiso... simply amazing! Speriamo di vederci il prossimo anno!"

Teresa H. - United Kingdom | July 2018

"So charming! So perfect! So sunny! This was our first holiday together and it was a roaring success. Amaltea had everything we needed and the beach at the end of the garden was the icing on the cake! We'll miss these unforgettable days."

Andrea Terraova - Italy | July 2018

"TUTTO PERFETTO !!! ( Anzi forse troppo x essere reale ). La Vs organizzazione è stata impeccabile. In questa perfezione vorrei mettere in evidenza I proprietari di casa Amaltea a partire dal Sig. Leone e dalla splendida moglie, per finire ai figli. Il tutto va da come siamo stati accolti facendoci sentire subito a casa a quando ce ne siamo andati . ( SPLENDIDE PERSONE )!!! La casa era in perfette condizioni , super accessoriata e di buon livello. Penso non debba aggiungere altre parole per ringraziare tutti per la splendida vacanza."

Mark N. - Ireland | June 2018

"A real haven of tranquility! We couldn't have asked for more. The garden was perfect, and the beach was wonderfully quiet. Truthfully we couldn't have had a better holiday. Thank you to everyone!"

Matt Ramsden - United States | May 2018

"We really enjoyed out stay. Amaltea was lovely. It has a peaceful cottage feel, a gorgeous, quiet beach, and the outdoor kitchen and dining space were great. We slept comfortably, ate well, and felt right at home. Francesco and his family were excellent hosts - friendly, and willing to help out in any way.  We would rent the cottage again without hesitation whenever we return to Sicily. The SoloSicily customer service was also excellent - I appreciated the help when initially deciding on a villa, and all my interactions we easy."

Marek Wierzbicki - Germany | October 2017

"We really enjoyed our stay here. The place is perfect for families with small children. We visited Noto and Syracuse for a day trip. Both cities were nice and we spent two wonderful days there. We like the huge amount of sitting possibilities and the fully equipped and clean kitchen. Also the welcoming products were helpful to prepare some meals right after arriving. Oil, salt and herbs were also there so that we didn't have to buy one litre of oil for 10 days. Thank you so much for the wonderful 10 days. They were truly relaxing. See you soon!"

Karin Roy - Germany | August 2017

"A beautiful little house and a big terrace – beautiful! Many thanks!"

Costanza Mangini - Italy | July 2017

"Gentilissime, casa Amaltea è stata una bella scoperta, siamo stati bene ! Il luogo molto bello, giardino incantevole ben tenuto e organizzato. Molto bella la spiaggia, riservata e silenziosa, i lettini e l'ombrellone sono un valore aggiunto, molto gradito . La casa piccola, essenziale, ma ben tenuta. I proprietari persone molto gentili, accoglienti e disponibili. Il cestino di ben venuto molto apprezzato. Ci piacerebbe tornare il prossimo anno questa la nostra intenzione."

Philippe Poirier - France | June 2017

"Thank you for our lovely stay! The house is beautiful, the garden is gorgeous and the location is just perfect! What a peaceful place! We really felt at home as we had everything we needed. We enjoyed every minute our of stay from the pedalo along the coast to evening dinners in Noto, Ragusa and the kiosko. All the best"

Beata Malinowska - United Kingdom | May 2017

"Thank you Franco and Mariella, we had a great week at Amaltea. It has been a great first holiday with our 5-month old."

Fiona Hornstein - United Kingdom | April 2017

"We really enjoyed our experience in Sicily, thank you. We were especially impressed with your service and will definitely return to Solo Sicily next time we plan a trip. We found everyone that we dealt with very courteous and helpful. All of my queries were answered immediately and there was a constant flow of communication to ensure that we had the best experience possible. It was wonderful to have a contact person in Sicily too. It made us feel comfortable, confident and relaxed about the holiday. We loved Amaltea. The location was heavenly. Every morning the children woke and ran straight down to the beach to play. It was windy but that never phased them! There were only occasional visitors to the beach, most of the time we were alone. Every evening we collected bamboo on the beach and cooked our food on either the outdoor BBQ or on the pizza oven. It was magical! We had a perfect holiday. Many thanks to you."

Nicola Fletcher - United Kingdom | April 2017

"We had a fantastic week at Amaltea! Our two year old loved the beach, we couldn't get him off it! We also enjoyed the BBQ and tried our hand at making home made pizza in the pizza oven. Thank you"

Grit Menzel - Germany | September 2016

"Wir hatten eine wunderschöne Woche in Amaltea. Das Haus und vor allem die Lage des Hauses sind phantastisch. Die Vermieter waren sehr nett und herzlich. Mit der Betreuung durch Ihre Agentur waren wir sehr zufrieden und werden Sie durchaus weiterempfehlen. Ihr Websiteauftritt gefiel mir ebenfalls sehr gut. Vielen Dank noch einmal für alles!"

Marie Van Leer - United Kingdom | July 2016

"We had an excellent stay at your lovely house with the most perfect beach that we couldn't get the kids off of. Other highlights: - The boat excursion off of Ortigia , just marvellous with both little ones swimming around the boat very excitedly. - Syracuse is lovely, although Ortigia is lovelier! - A fiercely contested boules match on the lawn."

Derry Durand - Ireland | July 2016

"Thank you both for your wonderful welcome and hospitality during our stay. We had a great time- enjoying the beach, the garden and exploring southern/eastern Sicily. Those red prawns on the BBQ, superb! I would recommend fellow travellers to take a trip to Ragusa Ibla and also Ragusa di Marina (or is it Marina di Ragusa?!). Further afield, a trip to Siracusa and the delight that is Ortigia were highlights for our family."

Wanli Zhou - United Kingdom | June 2016

"A lovely house at a very beautiful location. The house is neat and very easy to stay. Facilities indoor and outdoor are in good order. We especially enjoyed the outdoor barbecue, which is easy. But most importantly, how spectacular it is to finish a day from the beautiful beach with a cold beer and some delicious bbq. The yard has a spectacular view. We enjoyed a lunch time picnic there. Access to the beautiful white sand beach is the biggest asset of this house. Both our kids and us enjoyed the sea and sand the most in the past unforgettable week. We definitely will come back here if we come to Sicily again and will definitely recommend it to our friends."

Fidelma O' Shaughnessy - Belgium | April 2016

"Grazie, grazie, grazie.. per aver permesso di godere la vostra fetta di paradiso. E' davvero un posto meraviglioso. Abbiamo avuto una settimana davvero divertente..a malincuore trascinando noi stessi fuori dalla spiaggia per esplorare Marzamemi, la riserva naturale di Vendicari, Etna, Tomasino, Ragusa e pozzallo. Tuttavia niente a confronto con la pace ed il fascino del mare e del giardino. Ci piacerebbe tornare."

Claudia Martin - United Kingdom | March 2016

"We thoroughly enjoyed our stay at Amaltea. The location was gorgeous - right on a (usually completely deserted) beach. We played hide and seek a lot and we liked running around the garden. My children loved playing on the beach and in the garden. The location was also great for visiting Noto, Scicli, Modica, Ispica caves and the Vendicari nature reserve, and many other beautiful and interesting places. The house was exactly as advertised - small, but with everything we needed for our stay. The owners were extremely welcoming, kind and helpful. Customer service from SoloSicily was excellent."

Jörg Wingler - Germany | October 2015

"Grazie per averci lasciato la Sua casa per questa bellissima settimana. E' un posto tanto simpatico! Abbiamo incontrato due cose molto importanti: l'ospitalità straordinaria dei siciliani e la loro buonissima cucina. Grazie per i vari consigli di ristoranti, specialmente per “Il Mercato” a Ispica."

Christine Hutter - Germany | October 2015

"We enjoyed very much our vacation at Amaltea, especially the “beach”-life and swimming in the warm sicilian sea in October!! Our two little girls loved it, we will always remember these 2 weeks. Thank you very much for your hospitality, friendly help and that you joined “octopus-fishing” with us!!! We wish you all luck for your future with your wife & family."

Joseph Hayes - United Kingdom | September 2015

"Two weeks of luxury and relaxation. Thanks again soloSicily"

Katherine Cheng - United States | July 2015

"Thank you for a wonderful time! It has been the most relaxing 10 days for us in a long time. To sleep with the sound of the waves, nothing beats that. We hope to be able to visit again! You guys are wonderful hosts! Best wishes."

Pablo Marsh - United Kingdom | July 2015

"Great villa and a wonderful two weeks of sun, sea and relaxation."

Susie Christensen - United Kingdom | June 2015

"We really liked our time in Sicily! Beautiful place with amazing towns and delicious food. We also loved Amaltea, the garden and outside cooking area are great, and being right on such a quiet beach was perfect! In terms of other feedback your customer service was really very excellent, we had an issue with the washing machine which you helped us solve very quickly and effectively so thank you!"

Vidas Venckus - Lithuania | June 2015

"I liked Amaltea very much and my family as well and I will recommend it to my friends. The only but not essential issue was wind but this is nothing to do with Amaltea which was great. Your service was outstanding. I really felt comfortable. Your property manager was very helpful and ensured that everything goes smoothly."

Keren Happuk - Germany | June 2015

"We had a wonderful time in your guesthouse and enjoyed our vacation very much. We will definitely recommend this place to all our friends."

Edwin Ortiz - Germany | May 2015

"Danke soloSicily for helping us with everything. We had a wonderful week in Amaltea and it was very relaxing and peaceful."

Pim van der Poel - Germany | April 2015

"We had a fine week in Amaltea, more back to basics than expected but the private beach, great weather and relaxing made up for it. Thanks much for the very fast response and solving our bathroom problem. "

Erik Koopman - Netherlands | April 2015

"We had a wonderful time in Amaltea! It was the first vacation with our baby daughter. We loved the quietness, perfect weather and gorgeous garden! Thank you for your advice in stores and restaurants. The fish from “Il Pescatore” was fantastic. We hope to be back sometime!"

Anke Schmirler - Germany | October 2014

"Having a fine time here. Enjoyed living and cooking at your unique place."

Jochen Reuter - Germany | September 2014

"During our stay in your beautiful little villa we never felt like guests – we always had the strong feeling that you were hosting friends! From the first moment on it has been very impressive that every single detail – inside and out – has not been created by chance, but with the carefulness and joy of a loving property owner. In particular we enjoyed the little shower in the garden, having breakfast in front of the house with the perfect views to sea, th outside kitchen in which we prepared dinner every night and in which we also took care of the prawns you brought us on our first morning and the wonderful atmosphere in your garden where we spend every night and which did not allow us to visit any of the restaurants you suggested! Please note: we will be back! Thank you very much!"

Randall Plunkett - Ireland | September 2014

"We have had a wonderful week here at glorious Amaltea. Our very own private beach, a swim first thing each morning and before dinner every evening. The villa has everything one could wish for. This evening we let the barbeque and cooked pork chops, pineapple and peaches. Thank you both for ensuring everything was perfect. We so enjoyed our trips with Franco, octopus hunting from the pedallo and cooking and eating the catch. We have visited Noto and marvelled at the beautiful building and enjoyed sampling the granita! We will be back!"

Michael Graham - United Kingdom | June 2014

"We loved every moment we spent at this house. The kids loved playing on the beach and in the water, played soccer, danced and laughed. Michael and I will never forget the wonderful meals we cooked outside. Thank you again"

Nicholas Carnell - United Kingdom | June 2014

"We had a lovely stay at your villa and enjoyed visiting Sicily for the first time! Everything was perfect and our very own beach was the highlight. Thank you for the restaurant recommendations + langoustines! We hope to come again soon!"

Hannah Banks - United Kingdom | June 2014

"We absolutely loved Amaltea and very much hope to visit again. Such a beautiful location where I was able to totally relax. Quite an achievement for me! Grazie ancora "

Bev Skeggs - United Kingdom | May 2014

"Absolutely fabulous! A little piece of heaven on earth. Beautiful garden, amazing beach, fantastic hosts. The wood barbecue is amazing. We loved Franco's recommendations: Tonno Rosso amazing, the langoustines incredible. It is really nice to stay in a villa that somebody cares about. We have used „amazing” three times because this is how it felt. We really hope to return soon. NB: Scicli is really worth a visit. After Noto, Ragusa, Modica, last time we missed it, but it is pretty magical. Mariella and Franco were the best hosts you could hope for. We have been to this part of Sicily once before but found this time even more magical. I can also recommend Enoteca Sapori Doc for an ambient evening drink!"

Nico Dettmann - Germany | April 2014

"Eigentlich hatten wir uns auf eine internetfreie Zeit gefreut, aber auch hier hat der Fortschritt keine Grenzen. Das hat dann die Kommunikation mit unseren 2 Teenagetöchtern um glatt 50% reduziert. Dafür ist die Outdoor-Küche der absolute Hit und hat uns die ersten selbstgemachten Steinofenpizzen beschert. Wo hat man schon einen ganzen Strand für sich alleine? Da stören dann auch 18°C Wassertemperatur nicht mehr. Und ein eigener Palmengarten... Es gibt viele schöne Plätze auf dieser Erde, aber Amaltea ist einer für den es sich lohnt darüber nachzudenken noch ein zweites Mal zu kommen."

Nina Szymanski - Germany | March 2014

"Ci siamo sentiti come in paradiso. La piccola casa accogliente, la spiaggia quasi privata, il giardino bellissimo, e sempre il mare a vista e nell'orecchio. Un posto incredibile! Il nostro figlio si è sentito a proprio agio giusto come noi. Grazie pure per installare il riscaldamento per noi – il sole d'inverno è stato proprio meraviglioso, ma qualche giorno ci ha fatto bene quando pioveva. Speriamo di visitare questo piccolo paradiso ancora una volta!"