Free Local Sandy Beach 350m for swimming, nice walks and outdoor activities.   View onto Garden
Villa Sicels - Gateway to Sicily - All Year Round
Hosted by Fiona
Fiona is the host.
8 guests
4 bedrooms
4 beds
2 baths
8 guests
4 bedrooms
4 beds
2 baths
Please set the number of adults.
Please set the number of children.
Ages 2 - 12
Please set the number of infants.
Under 2
8 guests maximum. Infants don’t count toward the number of guests.
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Experience the wonders of Eastern Sicily in this unique property of elegant charm and modern comforts. Villa Sicels accommodates up to 8 guests and is ideal for family, (two families) holidays or adventures with friends, ALL YEAR ROUND.

The space

This newly renovated lovely three story 300 m2 Villa is located in a tranquil private residential community, off the beaten track with direct access to FREE sandy beach (350m). Perfectly positioned, this unique hideaway Villa is a ‘gateway' to Eastern Sicily. The east is home to an active volcano, ancient ruins, Baroque cities, and gorgeous beaches, not to mention fabulous food and world-famous wine. Visit Etna, Taormina, Noto, Agrigento, Syracuse, Ortigia, Ragusa Ibla, Avola, Modica and Pachino, to name a few all within around an hour drive.

The large entrance and formal dining room opens up to sweeping views over the garden. The adjoining living room with open fireplace is perfect to relax with comfortable sofas, Smart TV, satellite, cable, Netflix and DVD player.

A charming dayroom/bedroom is also located on the ground floor.

The first floor boasts three elegantly styled bedrooms with air-conditioning/heating, queen size comfortable beds, fresh cotton linen and private balconies overlooking the garden.

The air-conditioned fully equipped kitchen and additional dining room has all modern conveniences and a wonderful view over the citrus garden. The quality appliances, including dishwasher and cooking utensils will make trying your hand at Sicilian cuisine a real pleasure.

The Villa has classic styled bathrooms located on each floor with bathtubs and all linen provided. The laundry facilities are located in the bathroom on the ground floor.

On the second floor is a small library, which opens onto a 100 m2 of rooftop terrace, with 360 degrees view over the garden and a natural reserve. This fully covered terrace is perfectly set-up with sofas and dining area, making it an ideal location for entertaining or simply relaxing.

The Villa is surrounded by 1200 m2 of landscaped gardens and citrus trees. There are three outdoor entertaining areas (including swing and ping pong table) and a fully equipped new external kitchen with dishwasher and traditional wood-fire pizza oven, making outdoor living and entertaining easy.

We would be very happy to welcome you at Villa Sicels and to help make your Sicilian vacation a truly wonderful and memorable experience. Please feel free to contact us with any inquiry and we look forward to welcoming you.

Guest access

- An easy drive from Catania Fontanarossa Airport (22 minutes)
- Located in gated private community with secure access (PIN/cellphone)
- All details regarding access to the Villa will be provided on booking
- Car is essential to reach most shops and restaurants

Interaction with guests

Your Local Host, Giovanna, will be there to welcome you and show you around the Villa. She is also available to contact during your stay if you have any problems and is happy to discuss any additional cleaning services or travel tips.

Other things to note

- Free WiFi, a laptop computer, Sony smart TV with satellite and Netflix are available for your pleasure

- You are welcome to enjoy the variety of citrus fruits from our garden in season

- Please ensure to take extra care of your small children in the Villa and garden areas and please do not leave them unattended

- The wood fire pizza oven is available to use, but it does require experience to operate. Extra charge for wood will apply

- Beach equipment, including umbrella, chairs etc. are available

- We have a ping pong table on the roof terrace for your entertainment

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Cleaning Fee $170 NZD
Security Deposit $339 NZD
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Sleeping arrangements
Bedroom 1
1 king bed, 1 sofa bed
Bedroom 2
1 king bed
Bedroom 3
1 king bed
Bedroom 4
1 sofa bed
Common spaces
2 sofas

House Rules
No smoking
Not suitable for pets
No parties or events
Check in time is 4PM - 12AM (midnight)
Check out by 12PM (noon)

Please No Smoking inside the Villa, however, you are free to smoke in the garden and extinguish your cigarettes in the ashtrays provided.


Safety features
Smoke detector
Carbon monoxide detector
First aid kit
Fire extinguisher

3 nights minimum stay.
From Jun 15 - Oct 31, 2017 the minimum stay is 7 nights.

5 Reviews

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Stella User Profile
August 2017
We had a great 3 week stay here! We were 6 people total and never felt cramped. It is spacious and well accommodated. Any issues were promptly addressed by the owner. It is worth noting that one bedroom is not air conditioned, which in August can bring the room's use in question. Also, the beach at the end of the road isn't the most spectacular. However, the location of the property is within a short drive of numerous beautiful beaches and fun and cultural experiences. The property itself has a massive terrace and gorgeous wrap around courtyard that allows kids and adults plenty of outdoor space. The owner and local representative were very responsive to questions and needs and generous in their hospitality!

Scott User Profile
May 2017
Beautiful house walking distance from the beach. In secluded residential neighborhood. Giovanna, who works with the host Fiona, lives a few houses down, and was wonderful - she met us as we arrived, gave us a tour of the house, and even had some homemade pasta and wine waiting for dinner (which we ate ALL of)! She was responsive during the week as well when we had questions. A wonderful stay!

James User Profile
May 2016
Wow! This was my first impression when we approached the villa through the automated iron gates. This a beautiful and sympathetically restored Sicilian villa, which is very impressive indeed. Inside the villa there is a lot of space, which gives it a light and airy feel. There are 3 floors all in all; the ground floor contains the dinning hall and lounge area with an open fire, a study off the dinning hall and a further bathroom on the ground floor. The middle floor contains the 3 bedrooms; White, Green and Yellow, all beautifully furnished and mattresses to suit all tastes. There is also a bathroom and a lovely modern kitchen dining room. On the third floor there is a spectacular covered roof top terrace which is huge. The grounds are also lovely with tables and chairs dotted about so that there is always somewhere new to relax. Giovanna, the local host, was very welcoming and nothing was too much trouble, and Fiona and Francesco were superb during the entire process.

Timea User Profile
September 2016
Villa Sicels ist ist eine sehr schöne, elegante Villa mit allem Komfort ausgerichtet, an einem ruhigen und sicheren Ort. Den Sandstrand, der nur von den Einwohnern dieses Communities benutzt wird,erreicht man nach einem kurzen Spaziergang.Das Wasser ist sehr einladend und angenehm warm.Die Beschreibung des Hauses ist detailiert und absolut zutreffend. Es gibt auch viel Sehenswertes in der Umgebung. Die Eigentümer, Fiona und Francesco sind sehr liebevoll und fürsorglich, und haben immer sofort auf unsere Meldungen reagiert. Wir hatten einen sehr warmen Empfang mit einem vielfältigen Dinner. Giovanna, die Hostess,war sehr nett, hilfsbereit und stand immer zur Verfügung wenn wir irgendwelche Fragen oder Probleme hatten. Wir, 8 Personen(6 Erwachsene, 2 Kinder), hatten hier eine sehr schöne Zeit gehabt und würden dieses Haus weiterempfehlen. Vielen herzlichen Dank an Fiona, Francesco und Giovanna!

Carlos User Profile
August 2016
La casa supero nuestras espectativas y estubimos muy comodos durante nuestra estancia. Giovanna nos recibió con una cena preparada por ella y todo lo necesario para arreglarnos el primer dia. Muchas gracias !!!! Las habitaciones son como se describen en Airbnb y todo funcionaba perfectamente. La situación de la casa es perfecta para visitar pueblos y ciudades cercanas y la playa esta también cerca. La casa es muy segura y tranquila. Fiona nos envió una guia muy completa de instruciones y recomendaciones sobre la casa y alrededores, Altamente recomendable. Gracias y hasta pronto.

Vienna, AustriaJoined in December 2013
Fiona User Profile

Preparing the Villa for our guests has been a wonderful experience and we continue to grow and improve with your help. We chose this location, not only for the tranquillity, safety and private beach access, but because for us, the location was like a ‘private gateway’ to all the wonders and attractions Eastern Sicily has to offer. We fell in love with Sicily after a holiday here and wanted to find a way to share our experience. We wanted to encourage friends to visit all the unique historical sights and amazing places, as well as to enjoy the fabulous food, wines and traditional charm, while holidaying in the ease and comfort of a true Villa lifestyle.

Languages: Deutsch, English, Italiano
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Response time: within an hour

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