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Client Reviews of Apolline

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

 Walk to sandy beach 
Luxury jacuzzi 
Lovely garden

Echo C. - United Kingdom | October 2019

" We love our stay at Apolline. The place is very close to the beach and you feel like having your own private beach. There is another little beach further on where the closest beach is but you can get there on foot for 5-10 mins. We love the garden, the roof top specially the outdoor kitchen and the BBQ area. It is big enough for the children to explore. This is our second booking with SoloSicilly and we love their service. They are always very responsive on emails and texts and tried to offer help and advice as much as they can. I wish they don’t just offer service in Sicily."

Constanza S. - Germany | October 2019

" It is incredible what a beautiful place you've created here. It's so lovely that we nearly struggled to leave it and see some more of the beautiful island every morning. All the little chill-out areas in the garden are so inviting, the sun is everywhere all day long, literally from “dawn till dusk” (when you're sitting on the roof terrace). The property is huge and yet arranged with so much love to detail. We felt comfortable, cozy and at home here. There was everything we needed and more, outside as well as inside of Apolline. Thank you so much for your hospitality. We hope to be back soon."

Simon S. - Austria | September 2019

" Just to say we were very very happy with both Solo Sicily and the Apolline villa. Your prompt responses to enquiries, provision of ample interesting and relevant information before departure, all very nicely branded and packaged was excellent. We would gladly book with Solo Sicily again. The villa itself fully met our expectations and Franco and Mariella are a lovely couple maintaining a delightful property."

Claudio C. - United Kingdom | August 2019

"All was smooth with your website: I find the videos especially helpful, and a differentiating factor from other providers. Telephone support was excellent. Apolline was great!"

Ilan M. - Israel | August 2019

"The house was extremely comfortable and nice. We enjoyed our stay!"

Alexander K. - Russia | July 2019

"This is the third time we have used Solosicily and will be doing so again and would not hesitate to use in the future. Easy, smooth and efficient service. Great stay in a cozy place. We returned to Apolline again and got home comfort a stone's throw from the sea. The house is cleaned perfectly. The garden is wonderful. Fantastic sea and sandy beach just around the corner."

Sofia T. - United Kingdom | June 2019

"We have had a fantastic family holiday. It's 32 years since I came to Sicily as a child. I had wonderful memories from then and wanted to bring my husband a little boy here to create our own family memories. We certainly have! Apolline is the perfect oasis, a beautiful tranquil house and garden, with a perfect pool for cooling off. Thanks so much for all your hospitality and for creating such a wonderful place for the perfect family holiday. We hope to return very soon."

Uta E. - Germany | April 2019

" Der Urlaub war sehr schön, das Objekt Apolline war toll, die Betreiber sehr nett. Ihre Webseite und der Service sind im vollen Umfang zu empfehlen."

Joanna C. - Italy | April 2019

"I am sitting here on the last evening of our Sicily adventure, surrounded by this beautiful garden, sound of the sea and a smell of unknown flowers. We are 3 generations celebrating my mother's 80th birthday. It was always her dream to come here. We felt, tasted and touched Sicily with an elderly woman climbing the narrowest streets of baroque towns, eating raw shellfish and talking to unknown but friendly people. Thank you for creating this wonderful retreat, for your hard work, friendly suggestions and showing us a beautiful “private” beach. We hope to return here some day."

Kai Mullerleile - Germany | October 2018

"Wir waren mit allem sehr zufrieden und buchen gerne wieder bei Ihnen!"

Wolfgang Hartl - Germany | August 2018

"Durch ihre sehr gut geführte Webseite sind wir auf dieses schöne Haus aufmerksam geworden. Der Kundenservice war sehr freundlich und zuvorkommend. Das Haus war ein gemütliches Schmuckstück und der Garten ist ein Traum. Er ist so liebevoll gestaltet, dass man gar nicht weiß, in welche der vielen gemütlichen Ecke man sich zuerst setzen soll. Wir werden Sie und Haus Apolline auf jeden Fall weiterempfehlen."

Ambrogio Terrizzano - Italy | August 2018

"7 beautiful days in paradise, with a memorable scent coming from “tropical like” gardens. Everything is beyond expectations and from the location (close to “all the best”), to swimming pool (big enough for everything), from the furniture (new, well managed and clean) to the gardens that is 70% of Apolline dream. Last but surely not least the incredible kindness and availability of the owners, present but not intrusive, always supportive and full of suggestions. Thanks so much. We will be back!"

Alexander Khayim - Russia | July 2018

"Solo Sicily is the ultimate holiday partner. 100% reliable. The staff were efficient and very good to deal with. We had a lovely time at Apolline. The villa was fantastic. It was very nicely done with all we needed and great places to sit outside. The owners Francesco and Mariellla are extremely hospitable and ready to assist you at any time. Special thanks and regards to Salvatore for fresh fish. We have to come back. "

Marijke De Boeck - Belgium | July 2018

"Wow! What a wonderful house. It was by far the most lovely house we have ever stayed in with the most beautiful beaches. The pedalo to the private beach was amazing. As well as the splendid lunch at Porto Ulisse. One week was definitely far too short so we will be back! Thanks!"

John Gibbons - United Kingdom | July 2018

"Where to begin? Your villa and garden have given us such a fantastic week in this beautiful part of Sicily. It is a house from home. Swimming every morning before breakfast was a delight, relaxing up on the roof terrace with a cold glass of bubbles was dreamy, we couldn't have asked for a more perfect holiday. Taking the pedallo to the “beach privée” was an unexpected treat and we will remember our day there for a very long time to come. We visited all the main cities and visited some very good restaurants … all adding up to the best holiday we've had in some time! Thank you!"

Urszula Kot - Lipska - Poland | June 2018

"We spent beautiful and unforgettable holidays in your house Apolline. The house and its garden are beautiful, amazing with wonderful views and beaches. Thank you for your hospitality!"

Milena Ratzel - Germany | June 2018

"Our time staying at Apolline was simply amazing. The house and its garden are so beautiful, clean and luxurious. Within only a 3-4 minute walk, we could visit two beaches where sometimes we were the only guests. If you stay at Apolline, you will never want to leave. Unfortunately we have to! Thank you for being so much, kind and welcoming. We enjoyed every single minute of our stay. All our best and thanks again."

Christophe Buchhold - Germany | April 2018

"wir waren sowohl mit Ihrem Service als auch mit der Unterkunft höchst zufrieden. Apolline hat uns sehr gut gefallen, es war sehr sauber und es ist ein sehr schönes Anwesen."

Chris Davison - United Kingdom | April 2018

"Some highlights - A beautiful home in a lovely garden perfectly located for the fine-sand “spiaggia” and (to us English) a warm sea. A great welcome from our attentive hosts to their well-equipped and comfortable home. A box teeming with “goodies”. The BBQ and outside kitchen were a real boon and the wine flowed freely. Many many thanks!"

Daniel Bayley - United Kingdom | October 2017

"Thank you for our first Italian holiday as a family. What a perfect villa with its indoor & outdoor kitchens for our steaks! We got here very late at night, so grateful for the generous welcome pack! Thank you!"

John Paxton - United Kingdom | October 2017

"Thank you for a wonderful stay at your superb villa. We had a lovely restful time in the garden and terraces and you provided us with everything we could wish for. Your restaurant recommendations were all good, we all appreciated your attentiveness to our needs and help in ensuring everything went smoothly. Day trips to Syracusa and Noto were very worthwhile but we particularly enjoyed Ragusa and a visit to see a chocolate factory in Modica. Thank you for your warm hospitality and friendships."

Anne Sigrist - United Kingdom | September 2017

"We have had a lovely week in the villa Apolline. The villa is very comfortable and well-equipped, and the garden is delightful. We very much liked being able to cook outside, and we enjoyed the outside showers. Great week here. Perfect after terrible summer in England. Highly recommended!"

Ulrike Stegelmeyer - Germany | September 2017

"Our family had a great time here. The estate is well-maintained and Mariella and Francesco are great hosts. Our children loved to plat in the garden and used the pool on days we did not go to the beach. Having already a “welcome package” in the fridge and supply was great, especially for us as a family with two children after a full day travelling from Germany to this lovely place. We enjoyed to eat outside and also used the barbecue and outside kitchen great! Many thanks and kindest regards."

Thomas Kempe - Germany | August 2017

" Many thanks for that beautiful holiday. You have a wonderful villa, garden and beach! So Thanks again for all and see you again!"

Abigail Buccat - Italy | August 2017

"Excellent hospitality, wonderful location. Very relaxing. Your home is very comfortable and well equipped to ensure your guests enjoy their stay. We have spent a very relaxing week, enjoying your gardens, pool , the beach and the silence and tranquility. Thank you for the hospitality and your welcoming demeanour. Hoping to return in the future."

Andrew Powell - United Kingdom | August 2017

"The villa, gardens and terrace are so beautiful. This really is a place of paradise in south east Sicily. We enjoyed every minute of our 2 week vacation and for sure will return again. What really made our stay so special was your amazing hospitality. Thank you again for making our holiday so special."

Joanna Zabek - Poland | July 2017

"It was really really super to stay in your house. The energy is great! Once again big thanks and hopefully see you again!"

Rachel Spedding - United Kingdom | June 2017

"Grazie mille! Thank you so much for having us stay in the beautiful villa Apolline. We enjoyed every minute, especially the lovely garden and the beach. Thank you for helping to make Clementine's first holiday so memorable. We will be back!"

Maciej Szczyrba - Poland | May 2017

"Thanks for a great time in your villa Apolline, eating grilled shrimps, and meat with your rosemary. It was windy, but perfect for kitesurfing. Beautiful villa, garden. Thanks for hints for restaurants, for shopping. We love Sicily and hope to come back soon. With best wishes."

Karolina Leonkiewiscz - Poland | May 2017

"We indeed had a wonderful time in Sicily and especially in Villa Apolline. Actually, there is nothing to complain about. Villa itself, the garden, barbacue area, jacuzzi, relax area... everything was really great and well prepared for our stay. Perfect place for vacation with family and children. So Thank you for your help once again."

Paolo Limoli - Italy | August 2016

"Bellissima vacanza. Villa perfetta. Voi eccezionali! Buona fortuna!"

Jacqui Watkins - United Kingdom | August 2016

"We had a great time at Apolline. We had a very warm welcome from Franco and Marriella  and they were at hand to answer any queries we had. The villa was probably the best equipped villa we’ve stayed in! We did everything we wanted ie places to visit Ragusa /Modica and Noto and the rest of my family went up Etna. I fell off my bike a few days before arriving and injured my foot so was unable to climb.  Location was great for the beach and the new café on the beach was a must for early evening drinks.  Service from SoloSicily has been very good and queries have been answered promptly and we would certainly travel with you again."

Christine Didsbury - New Zeland | July 2016

"We thoroughly enjoyed our holiday in Sicily, but a week was too short! Another time we will return and stay further to the west and explore that part of the country. On our return via London we saw the Sicily exhibition at the British Museum which put much of the historical background into perspective. I felt SoloSicily was an excellent company to deal with, handling my enquiries promptly and on arrival in Sicily contacted us to see if our arrival was proceeding smoothly. Re Apolline, it certainly met expectations, and our hosts were delightful. Franco even took my daughter and her partner on an octopus hunt….successfully!"

James Delingpole - United Kingdom | July 2016

"Thank you for a wonderful stay in your beautiful villa which you have done up quite brilliantly. We love your new roof terrace and the dolphin in your pool and the geckos on your walls and your lovely snorkelling bay. Some tips for further guests: do not miss Ragusa – which must be one of the world's most gorgeous towns (and is surprisingly un-rip-off-y) and possibly even better, Noto. Both great places to hand out in the early evening and catch the passeggiata."

Rosario Miccichè - Italy | June 2016

"è andato tutto bene, trascorsa una piacevole settimana. Il Vostro servizio, come consueto, è tempestivo, chiaro ed efficiente; villa Apolline è bella, confortevole, completa di tutto il necessario ed anche di più e i proprietari persone eccezionali. Un caro saluto, al prossimo anno..."

William Susinski - United Kingdom | March 2016

"This was an absolutely wonderful and beautiful place to stay for spring break. The view from the terrace was amazing and the rooms in the villa were all very comfortable. It was lovely to wake up every morning and sit up on the terrace with coffee and tea. It will be very hard to leave this villa."

Brigitte Herrmann - Germany | October 2015

"Wir haben hier drei Wochen Urlaub verbracht. Es waren drei Wochen voller Schönheit, guter Gerüche und Geschmäcker, freundlicher Menschen und bezauberndem Meeresrauschen. Wir freuen uns auf ein Wiederkommen."

Ralph Walter - Switzerland | September 2015

"Due bellissime settimane in questa meravigliosa villa, nella stupenda cornice del vostro giardino meraviglioso e nella vostra calorosa accoglienza. Speriamo di tornare qui per godere appieno della meraviglie della vostra spettacolare Sicilia e della vostra ammirevole villa Apolline."

Sarah Day - United Kingdom | August 2015

"Thank you for a wonderful week in the beautiful villa Apolline. It was great from the beginning to the end – from the warm welcome, the lovely pool & beach & great outdoor oven & kitchen – we loved it all! Sam, James & Georgia loved playing in the beautiful garden & we enjoyed dining al fresco (particularly with all the good Sicilian wine)."

Julie Caldwell - United Kingdom | August 2015

"The whole experience was wonderful. The service you provided was responsive, clear and reassuring. The villa is idyllic. Better than described and than the pictures show."

Stefano Donazzan - Italy | August 2015

"Qui tutto è magnifico; clima mite, mare pulito e caldo, casa confortevole, giardino lussureggiante. E' stato bello visitare le suggestive città barocche e sentire i profumi di gastronomia, gustare i frutti del mare e della terra. Ciò che ha reso questa vacanza davvero unica è stata la cortesia e la simpatia dei Ragusani e un modo ancor più particolare e speciale la Vostra."

Lorna Harper - United Kingdom | July 2015

"We had a wonderful time at Villa Apolline between 3rd and 10th July. Our family ranged from teenagers to grandparents and all fell in love with the Villa immediately. A huge asset was the enormous garden which created a private idyll, perfect for relaxing, reading, chatting, eating and soaking up the sun. The location was great with the beach just down the lane, and we made the most of the villa's proximity to the beautiful towns of Modica, Noto and Ragusa. In short I would go back to Sicily in a heartbeat - this was our first visit to the island and it turned out to be our ideal Italian destination. I would most certainly book with Solo Sicily again. The villa's owners were incredibly helpful and accomodating. Thanks for a memorable holiday!"

Neil Paterson - United Kingdom | July 2015

"I would just like to drop you a few lines to say thank you very much for organising our villa in Sicily. My wife and I had a fantastic time, the villa was everything we hoped it would be and more. Franco and Mariella are two of the nicest people you could meet, they made us feel very welcome, answered all our questions and we were also treated to a trip on Franco's boat one morning. On our wedding anniversary they arrived at the villa with a bottle of Prosecco and a beautiful cake, a wonderful gesture that both my wife and I thoroughly appreciated. I think you might have had a hand in organising this, if so thank you also for your kind thoughts and generosity. We will definitely go back again one day. The weather, the beach, the villa, the food and the wine were all fantastic however our overriding memory is of the people we met.  It is true to say that everyone we met in Sicily was extremely friendly, nothing was too much trouble and everyone had a smile on their face! Thank you so much again, we will never forget our 2015 holiday in Sicily!"

Bridget Williams - Ireland | July 2015

"We had a wonderful stay. We spent most of our time in the beautiful garden and exploring the fabulous beaches nearby. Definitely going to miss the outdoor and the fresco dining. Thank you for a beautiful stay in villa Apolline."

Peter Hellewell - United Kingdom | June 2015

"We had a wonderful time in Sicily at Apolline, the Sicilian people were exceedingly friendly and the weather was beautiful. It is a particularly lovely area, perfect for relaxing, eating and enjoying Sicilian wines! I think you could mention the villa is in a very quiet location, no barking dogs for example! Only the sound of the sea at night, wonderful for a good night's sleep. The outside area and gardens are really fantastic, it would be almost impossible to improve upon them. Brilliant for total relaxation. There are in fact 2 beaches, the one mentioned above and another one a further 75 metres further along the track, both superb. Worth mentioning there is a new mini supermarket opened about 7 minute drive on the road to Pozallo. Finally, the owners really are charming people, we loved them to bits, they were so helpful and cooked us a terrific meal one evening. Regarding Solo Sicily, we were very, very pleased with your service as a Company, and you personally gave us excellent help. Your representative in Sicily was also excellent. Thank you again for such a wonderful holiday."

Conticelli Family - United States | May 2015

"Our stay here was wonderful. Franco and Mariella, thank you for your hospitality – I am sorry my Italian is so bad. I will continue to prictice! Your villa is simple lovely. Of course my favourite is the kitchen and a barbeque. Heaven! We were lucky to have such a nice place to call “home” this week. We will see you next time! Spero ritornare!"

George Simpson - Netherlands | May 2015

"We absolutely loved your villa! It was so wonderful that we had a difficult time leaving it each day. But we're glad we did as we loved the area. The towns are amazing and everyone was so hospitable and friendly. Also Ms. Danielle was an amazing cook! We booked her twice and loved everything she made. Can't recommend her enough! Thanks again for opening your wonderful villa to us. Hopefully we'll be back one day!"

Deborah Cutfield - New Zeland | October 2014

"The wonderful relaxing week we had at Appolline was just fabulous. It is a beautiful house with everything anyone could need. The hosts were charming and helpful and as a base for travelling around the area it was perfect. For us it was a week with our daughter who lives in London so we were happy to find a place that meant we could relax together after sight seeing in the mornings. The web site photos don't do it justice, especially the expansive garden."

Malcolm Peake - United Kingdom | September 2014

"What a beautiful villa with a magnificent terrace! The location is sublime to enjoy all the wonderful things that Sicily has to offer – the coastline, historical heritage and, of course, fantastic food and wine. We enjoyed every minute of our short holiday."

Barbara Vidal - Germany | September 2014

"Wir haben die Apolline sehr genossen, die frischen Feigen, die tolle Anlage und Outdoorkitchen, die windabhaltende Schiebetür für laue Sommernächte, den Schnorchelausflug – Grazie!!! - mit frischem Polpo. Danke, merci e grazie für die gute Betreuung und eine schöne Zeit. Die Empfehlung für die Osteria Tonno Rosso war super!v.a. die Antipasti dello Chef!"

Antonella Perito - Italy | August 2014

"Siamo stati magnificamente bene (avrebbe detto il nonno Vittorio)! La casa è molto bella, la jacuzzi ha allietato le nostre giornate ed il giardino è stato la gioia di tutti: bambini, adulti e cani. Franco e Mariella sono premurosi e mai invadenti pur essendo sempre disponibili per ogni necessità. I comfort che offre la casa rendono la permanenza molto confortevole, gradevole e rilassante, anche per un bimbo di 35 giorni (Pietro). Speriamo di poter ripetere questa piacevole esperienza e grazie ancora"

François Saugier - Luxembourg | July 2014

"Hello, our stay was fantastic. The houses were as described and even better. Our hosts, both Francesco and Renata, were friendly and helped us discover surroundings as well as feel at home. The organisation by you was also very professional. I would come back or recommend to any friend. Thank you and keep the god work!"

An Daems - Belgium | July 2014

"L'Itala a noi piace. I tartufi della Toscana, i gamberi rossi della Sicilia. Ma c'è tanto più! Quando hai fatto un SMS il sabato prima per si trovare sul parcheggio di Conad ho capito non solo l'amore per i prodotti siciliani ma anche un rispetto e affetto per i tuoi clienti, più amici. Un abbraccio dalla famiglia, da Matteo, Emma, Louisa, Victor e mia moglie. Era una bella vacanza, una cena buonissima e un assaggio di tutto che la Sicilia presenta. Grazie per tutto! Una vacanza perfetta!"

Nurdan Sezer - Germany | June 2014

"A lovely estate, well maintained, great outdoor kitchen. These langostinos Mr Leone brought us plus swordfish steaks: OH My! We enjoyed the wonderful beach, even sometimes just the two of us, total relaxation. Our stay: Way too short: Thank you for a wonderful time."

Andreas Schone - Germany | June 2014

"If there is a place called "Paradise", it will look like this! We enjoyed wonderful holidays."

Stefanie Lequin - Holland | April 2014

"This was wonderful! Our 3 little children loved their little "swimming pool” and our daily visit to the beach to play soccer was lovely. The outdoor kitchen was well-wed to prepare the fire- tasted langoustines Francesco brought us. Together with the "fragola's" we had a fantastic dinner and we wanted to stay here for a little while. Unfortunately that's not the plan! We hope all of the other visitors have a lovely time just like we had."

Dominique Molloy - United Kingdom | April 2014

"We had a wonderful time in Sicily. We travelled about and visited some fantastic cities like Ragusa and Modica. SoloSicily were extremely efficient and provided very good service. Apolline was extremely well equipped - there was nothing it didn't have and Franco and Mariella were very hospitable. Thank you very much for everything."