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Client Reviews of Mariella

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

 Walk to beach 
Large pool 
Heated jacuzzi

Jessica P. - Italy | September 2019

" Salve mi sono trovata molto bene con la vostra agenzia, le vostre dipendenti sono state gentilissime e a disposizione per ogni mio dubbio.  La villa è bellissima, più che in foto, l’accoglienza da parte dei proprietari è stata molto calorosa e il soggiorno è volato."

Vanessa P. - Germany | September 2019

"We had a wonderful time with friends and family. The house, garden and pool are amazing!! The kids loved running around the garden and exploring the “pine wood”. Thank you so much for taking such good care of us especially to Mario! The welcome basket and the rice salad were such a beautiful treat and made us feel at home right from the beginning!"

Julie H. - United Kingdom | August 2019

"We have had the most amazing week in your lovely villa. You have though of everything a holiday maker could ask for, an more! The welcome pack was very generous – we especially enjoyed the wine and home made olive oil. The pool was really clear and really fun. It was a good addition to the villa and is the perfect temperature in the sun."

Eleonora C. - Italy | August 2019

"Il vostro sito è il vostro servizio clienti sono eccellenti. Villa Mariella era perfetta e i padroni di casa cordialissimi."

Jane P. - United Kingdom | August 2019

"Mariella is a wonderful villa - we were a family party of 10 ranging in age from 4 to 70 and the villa was perfect for all of us.  The owners, Giuseppe and Mariella, were delightful and obviously very proud of the property - they made us very welcome on arrival but then left us to our own devices throughout the week.  They also left us a wonderful selection of items in the 'welcome pack' including a delicious and enormous rice, egg and vegetable salad made by Mariella.    This was I think the most comfortable and well equipped holiday villa I have ever stayed in.  The house itself, the grounds and the pool were all beautifully maintained and kept spotlessly clean.  The table tennis, table football, boules, chess set were all well used.  We loved being at the villa so much that we only went on two short trips during the week - to Sciacca and to the Valley of the Temples; it was very difficult to drag ourselves away!!   The children absolutely loved the pool and gardens and it was great to know they could wander safely through the grounds, including the woods.  We watched some brilliant sunsets from the woodland gazebo.  An excellent and extremely relaxing holiday !"

Marine M. - France | August 2019

"Everything at the villa was excellent and the owners were so nice! We had a great time"

John B. - Ireland | July 2019

"Thank you for a lovely relaxed week in your villa. The gardens and pool area are so beautiful!"

Claus Bours - Germany | October 2018

"Wir hatten eine wundervolle Zeit in der Villa Mariella. Der Pool, das Haus, einfach alles war toll!!! Der Präsentkorb ließ keine Wünsche offen. Der Reissalat war köstlich!!! Herzlichen Dank für so viel Gastfreundlichkeit. Wir haben nun alles ausgekostet und hatten eine sehr glückliche Zeit. Wir kommen sehr gerne wieder. Danke an die Besitzer für die vielen Aufmerksamkeiten."

Brigid Keenan - Ireland | October 2018

"What a beautiful place! We have had a most fantastic holiday. This villa is one of the most tranquil places we have ever stayed in. We were a party of 10 people all friends and we are still good friends because this place is so big with many places to sit and enjoy the sunshine. We would definitely come back to the villa."

Paul Zerdin - United Kingdom | September 2018

"Thank you for a most enjoyable holiday. Everything perfect – weather, pool, bedrooms, living rooms and especially the outdoor terrace and poolside area. Everywhere immaculate – even the sports and gyn enclosure. Nothing has been overlooked. Thank you for a wonderful stay. Will definitely return! "

Katherine Kennedy - United Kingdom | August 2018

"There were 9 of us here and we had so much fun! The pool and jacuzzi are amazing, as well as the table tennis and table football. There is a pebbly beach just across the road and a sandy section where you can hire loungers and umbrellas.  We had a lovely stay at Mariella and a very inviting welcome pack to start off with. We couldn't have wished for better! "

Philip Williams - United Kingdom | August 2018

"Thank you for the most wonderful stay at Villa Mariella. You were the most welcoming of hosts with your wonderful welcome pack and always being on hand with any questions or concerns.  The villa itself is beautiful with its stunning gardens, beautiful pool and spacious rooms, all furnished to a very high standard.  The villa was fantastically located for day trips. Thank you for a wonderful stay! "

Daniel Burrows - United Kingdom | August 2018

"We arrived at the beautifully presented “Mariella” to a hugely warm welcome from the very friendly owners. The villa and grounds are stunning, we couldn't believe our luck as we pulled down the sweeping driveway. The kids had a fantastic time in the pool, games room and playing football and hide & seek in the woods (just magic).  The villa exceeded all of our expectation, you really have considered everything. Thank you for your kindness, Mariella!  "

Rainer Pichler - Austria | July 2018

"Sowohl das Haus als auch die Betreuung seitens Solosicily war bestens. Uns hat es sehr gut gefallen und freuen uns schon auf den nächsten Urlaub auf Sizilien."

Bruce Clarke - United States | July 2018

"Exceeded our expectations! A slice of paradise! Family of 9 from Virginia, Missouri and Kansas could gladly move in permanently. We came together to observe the 75th anniversary of Operation Husky (the Allied invasion of Sicily in July 1943). We came to honor the fallen. May the fallen rest in peace."

Jaak Nigul - Estonia | June 2018

"We've been visiting villas in Italy for 11 years. Villa Mariella has been the best so far: beautiful and well kept garden; comfortable and well managed house; friendly staff and host. NB! The best olive oil in Italy!"

Christine Van Dyk - United Kingdom | June 2018

"We were absolutely delighted with Mariella, it is a beautiful Villa so spacious, clean and homely."

Helen - United Kingdom | May 2018

"What a beautiful villa! Everything was absolutely spotless. So many thoughtful touches – soap, welcome pack, mozzie repellents. Our only complain is that we have to leave. We have had a wonderful time"

Roy Moore - United Kingdom | August 2017

"Home safely after a fabulous holiday. The Villa was exactly as shown on your website, and the pool area and gardens exceeded our expectations. Mariella is a fabulous villa with excellent owners who were outstandingly friendly. Finally Sicily, what a wonderful island!!!!"

Joseph Bellizzi - United States | April 2017

"Both Mariella and Nabila were very nice.  Both of the owners were very gracious and welcoming."

Gavin Peck - United Kingdom | September 2016

"A perfect villa to celebrate a family holiday. Well equipped with everything we needed and a great welcome pack from Mariella for some tired travellers. Thanks for a great holiday."

Gibson Family - United Kingdom | August 2016

"This villa has been everything we wished for. We have had the most fin and relaxing time here. It was lovely to arrive (tired from our drive from Palermo) to be greeted by Nadia and the owners and be given such an excellent welcome pack. Mariella's egg salad was delicious! Thank you for such a wonderful stay. We won't forget your beautiful villa and pool."

Steven Gordon - United Kingdom | August 2016

"We had a wonderful stay in Sicily and would like to thank all at soloSicily for your efficiency, organisation and attention to detail. There were 7 of us ranging from 9 to 67 yrs old and we all thoroughly enjoyed our stay at Villa Mariella. The villa had everything needed for a very comfortable and relaxing stay and the facilities were fantastic. There was plenty of room and areas where you could have a quiet and private time if required. We all felt, after we had had a visit to a beach, another town or an historic sight, that Villa Mariella was a lovely calm place to return to. A home from home! Thank you all"

Danuser Family - Switzerland | August 2016

"Die Beschreibung und auch die Bilder der Villa Mariella stimmen mit der Wirklichkeit überein. Wir wurden sehr herzlich von den Besitzern und der Vertretung von soloSicily empfangen. Rasch und unkompliziert wurde uns geholfen als unser Koffer nicht ankam. Wir haben eine wunderschöne, erholsame Zeit in der Villa Mariella, am Pool und im herrlichen Garten (Park) verbracht. Der Gärtner Mario hat uns die besten Geschäfte für Fisch, Fleisch und Gemüse in Ribera gezeigt und für den Alltag fanden wir im Laden am Ort alles Notwendige. Die Villa ist ein idealer Standort für Ausflüge in jede Richtung. Herzlichen Dank!"

Debs Buchanan - United Kingdom | August 2016

"We had a lovely holiday thank you, and will definitely be returning to Sicily. Mariella was a very relaxing villa with very friendly hosts and a fabulous location."

Rachel Pryce - Austria | July 2016

"We have overall very positive feedback and enjoyed our stay in Villa Mariella. The description of the villa and the photographs were accurate and so there were no nasty surprises, and the villa itself was everything we could have asked for - very well equipped, very clean with great towels provided and a fantastic pool/garden/outside eating area."

Alfie Hay - United Kingdom | July 2016

"We had a wide age spectrum in our party, everyone was catered for and we all had a good experience. Nice touch to have a few children's toys around. All the rooms were well appointed and the air conditioning worked well. The pool and its environment was the hit of the stay. The four year old became a swimmer during the week. Services provided to us worked well. The car hire was relaxed and helpful. The meal which was cooked for us was a wonderful, friendly occasion and we all loved it. The children continued to eat the food left over for two more days. In conclusion, the web site, the communications with your staff throughout the planned no and the continued service up to the point of arrival were all outstanding and I would recommend solosicily to anyone. Thank you"

Stephen Gibson - United Kingdom | July 2016

"We had a fantastic holiday. Thank you so much. The villa was fantastic and the information from Solo Sicily was excellent. Shame we can't still be there!!!"

Joanna Neville Clarke - United Kingdom | June 2016

"We could not have enjoyed our stay in Mariella more, the house is the most comfortable and luxurious we have ever stayed in.  Everything worked, it was very well equipped, perfectly located, particularly for our (grown up) children, being an easy walk to the beach and bars!    I think the beautiful pool and garden really made the holiday for us. Also, I found your company the most friendly, efficient and helpful I have had dealings with.    Nothing was ever too much trouble - thank you so very much. Once again, thanks to you and the lovely owners of Mariella, we had the holiday of a life time, we are already saving for next year!"

Ellen Clark - United Kingdom | June 2016

"Villa was stunning and had everything we wanted. Owners were lovely people. Made us really welcome and were extremely helpful when little things happened e.g. a storm and power failure - were there immediately and sorted it all out. Cannot recommend it more highly. Also Solo Sicily were great. Information provided before holiday particularly directions to Villa were really good. Everything was organised extremely well  including our arrival at the Villa. Agata was also very helpful when we had a slight problem with a tyre puncture and could not reach the local recovery people."

Joanna Neville Clark - United Kingdom | June 2016

"We could not have enjoyed our stay in Mariella more, the house is the most comfortable and luxurious we have ever stayed in.   Everything worked, it was very well equipped, perfectly located, particularly for our (grown up) children, being an easy walk to the beach and bars!    I think the beautiful pool and garden really made the holiday for us. Also, I found your company the most friendly, efficient and helpful I have had dealings with.    Nothing was ever too much trouble - thank you so very much."

Markus Nösler - Germany | May 2016

"We spent a beautiful week in this amazing nice and quiet house. The pool is really nice and the ground, surrounding the house, is also outstanding. For good food we recommend to drive to Sciacca, there are many nice restaurants, lovely beaches, can also be found nearby. Thanks for hosting us. Mariella is really a very nice and kind person and you can see and feel that she really takes care about the house – look at all those lovely details!"

Ivana Nasta - United States | May 2016

"We enjoyed our stay at beautiful Villa Mariella! It is beautifully appointed and everything that we needed was here to make out visit comfortable and pleasant. Thanks!"

Williamson Family - United Kingdom | October 2015

"Great villa for nine adults. Welcome pack – brilliant. Got us through on-and-off for the week. Great stay!"

Don Smartt - United States | September 2015

"Villa Mariella has been a fabulous place for our family. The area is stunning, the house is beautifully maintained. Personally I would love to return with my children and grandchildren! Well designed and classy home – great landscaping and amenities. Central location to many historic sites."

Diana Vitrano - United States | September 2015

"The Vitrano family has appreciated the family time together in this villa. Thank you for the space and beautiful environment. Villa Mariella had everything we needed to cook and enjoy ourselves."

Mike Williamson - United Kingdom | September 2015

"The Villa was amazing. The villa owners were lovely, and very helpful with their introduction to the villa :]"

Erez Family - Israel | August 2015

"We had a perfect stay at Villa Mariella. We were a group of nine with three kids and loved the place. The villa is kept in great condition. The welcome package was perfect – just what we needed. Mr Mario was around to give us a hand when needed, but best of all is the fantastic pool. As far as what to see, Agrigento and The Valley of the Temples is highly recommended. We took a day trip to Etna which is wonderful. If possible try to get to Taormina as it is a wonderful town! Sciacca nearby is a nice town for a walk around at night, offering beautiful ceramic work. Hope you enjoy it as much as we did!"

Marc Taylor - United Kingdom | August 2015

"We have just returned from a fantastic 2 weeks at Villa Mariella. We arrived on the Sunday late afternoon to be met by the owners and another lady (whose name escapes me and I apologise) who showed us around both the downstairs villa and upstairs apartment. Both of which we spotlessly clean and beautifully presented. We were shown how to use everything, where everything was how to empty the air con containers etc. There was also a very welcome and extremely generous "welcome pack" containing everything we needed for our first night and day - very useful indeed as there are no local shops open on a Sunday. As a family of 5 we decided to use the upstairs apartment to sleep and the downstairs villa as our daytime "home". This worked perfectly for us. There were two double rooms upstairs and a twin which with 3 children was ideal. We spent most of our time at the pool which had plenty of space, plenty of sunloungers and of course a huge veranda with more space to get out of the scorching sun! The gardens were beautifully maintained and there was plenty of space for the children to run around, play football, boule, hide and seek. We visited Garibaldi Beach and Bovo Marina Beach - both beautiful beaches, very clean and good restaurant and bathroom facilities. Garibaldi beach has a very good restaurant which we ate at on 3 evenings. The sea is clean, warm and shallow so perfect for children. We also had a late afternoon trip to Seccagrande beach (nearest the Villa) which again is clean although only part of it is sand. There is a convenient restaurant/pizzeria there called Neptune - very friendly staff and good for a quick easy late lunch or early dinner. The nearest biggish town is Sciacca which we visited quite a few times for dinner - of mention should Historia del Vicolo - fine dining but very welcoming and were happy to make any pasta/sauce the children wanted. San Paulo at the harbour - lovely restaurant looking out over the harbour, very friendly, very reasonable prices and excellent food (we visited 4 times!). There was also an amazing pizza restaurant hidden around the back streets in a church courtyard which served every kind of pizza imaginable - excellent again. The gelato parlours are also a must visit. Danuta from SoloSicily organised a boat trip for us from San Leone harbour – what a brilliant day out. I would thoroughly recommend this to anyone visiting. There were 10 of us altogether and the boat trip was for 6 hours, we "dropped anchor" and were able to swim in to a lagoon and tiny beach using surfboards which were on the boat, snorkels, masks and fins were also all available for use. The captain spoke excellent English and was great with the children - he also cooked the most amazing lunch for us all. The children all said it was the best day of their holiday. On our last day the owners were back to say goodbye to us which was lovely - we all got a kiss and hug even at 7.30 a.m. One last thing to mention is Danuta from SoloSicily - she couldn't have been more helpful from the minute we booked until we left Sicily. Every time we called she was able to help with whatever we needed/asked. So a huge thank you Danuta. We will definitely be back to Sicily in the future."

Birgir Bjarnason - Iceland | July 2015

"We had a great time in Sicily. The villa was everthing we could expect and more. We were very happy with all accomondations and help recieved on site. Beutifull house, great pool was all we needed to have a fabulus time. We will be sure to check with you again if we deciede to venture to this area again in the future."

Kimchi Family - Israel | May 2015

"The villa is beautiful and very well equipped. Nothing we needed was missing. We also received a very generous welcome pack from the owner. Everyone had a great time."

Nicola Gillespie - Cayman Islands | September 2014

"First up I want to say you and the team at Solo Sicily have been great! The information provided, assistance and follow up have been superb – excellent customer service all round! In particular you found 2 villas for us, which you said were 20 minutes apart, and they really were! I have asked my friends for feedback on Palummara, and will share this with you when I have it. I thought their villa was very attractive and in a lovely location with beautiful views.  In regards to Mariella, the villa is beautiful. It was immaculate in presentation, and very well equipped. It was also very tasteful, yet comfortable as well. The pool was truly amazing – absolutely huge, with a proper deep end and a diving board. The whole family enjoyed this enormously. The gardens were also beautiful and very well kept.  I would again like to say that we think Solo Sicily handled all our arrangements excellently, and were very happy with your service."

Cristina Lina - Romania | August 2014

"I thought your service was one of the best I have encountered and appreciated your professionalism. The villa was very nice and we enjoyed our stay."