Villa dell'Oca

Siracusa and Southern Sicily, Sicily, Italy

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Seamlessly positioned to capture the panoramic views over the famous Vendicari nature reserve, this villa with infinity pool marries traditional and modern Italian design with exceptional landscape and garden design by Ivan Gallo.

In brief

  • Magnificent views
  • Splendid beaches nearby
  • Exquisitely furnished

About the villa

Showcasing exceptional Italian workmanship, this man villa provides incredibly versatile living where indoor and outdoor areas blend with great harmony with the natural surroundings. An antique wooden door leads you to the impressive entrance hall. Straight head there is a beautifully appointed kitchen and adjacent sitting room with dining area. The interiors are in some parts traditional, and in other parts more contemporary. A modern library area has been placed in the main sitting room with large picture windows adjoining the main dining room. Two bedrooms are on the ground floor and two on the first floor. Each of these bedrooms can be regarded as a supremely comfortable suite, spacious with top quality beds and decorated with a blend of considered Italian finishes and the highest quality fixtures and fittings including TVs that appear from the mirrors. The shower rooms have been fitted in classic Sicilian majolica tiles by a master craftsman with twin basins and large showers. A fifth single bedroom is also very comfortable but more suitable for a young adult with adjacent private shower room.

A pathway leads to the covered-out door lounging area covered with a natural pergola and its vines. The panoramic open-air kitchen with barbecue and dining area  provides an exceptional vantage point to enjoy the views and sit around the large table enjoying freshly barbecued fish from Siracusa’s fish market. The infinity pool has two shaded terrace areas and a roof terrace and from here there are wonderful sunsets. Here there is also a small air-conditioned gym, changing room, shower and WC. In addition to the quality of the fixture and fittings of this property, the stand out feature of this villa are the unusual and beautiful gardens which follow the contours of the land around the villa with the Vendicari nature reserve clearly visible in the distance. As you move from the main gate through the meadows and pathways to the dry cactus gardens around this villa, the noted landscape designer Ivan Gallo has created a distinctive atmosphere conveying a true sense of the place. A small pond is carefully set into the garden meadows to deliver spatial serenity, offering at the same time sweeping views of the immediate landscape. For those who wish to explore further, Vendicari provides an alluring medley of lagoons, sand dunes, rocky coastlines and uninhabited sandy beaches – the perfect seaside walk with only the waves, birds and wind for company.

Villa details


Accommodation

Ground Floor

  • Entrance hall
  • Kitchen
  • Sitting room with TV and dining area opening to gardens
  • 2 Double bedroom (King size), each with TV and shower room en suite with twin basins opening to furnished terrace
  • Single bedroom
  • Shower room
  • Dining room opening to terrace
  • Main sitting room opening to terrace
  • Utility room

First Floor

  • Landing with telescope opening to terrace
  • Master double bedroom (super king size) with TV, opening to shared terrace with small ante room with workspace area and shower room with twin basins
  • Double bedroom (super king size), with TV opening to shared terrace, with shower room en suite with twin basins

Facilities

Children's Facilities

  • Cot and highchair

Cooking Outdoors

  • Built-in barbecue
  • Outdoor kitchen
  • Sink

Entertainment

  • WiFi
  • TV
  • TV in all bedrooms
  • Satellite TV (limited English speaking channels)
  • DVD library
  • Bluetooth speaker
  • Stereo
  • CD player

Games and Sports

  • Gym
  • Running machine
  • Exercise bike
  • Yoga mats
  • Yoga terrace
  • Beach umbrella

Keeping Cool

  • Air conditioning throughout

Kitchen Essentials

  • Fridge
  • Freezer
  • Dishwasher
  • Toaster
  • Kettle
  • Microwave
  • Coffee machine
  • Nespresso machine
  • Juicer
  • Blender
  • Hob
  • Oven

Private Infinity Pool

  • 16m x 4m
  • Built-in steps
  • Pool house with WC and shower room
  • Pool towels

Villa Essentials

  • Washing Machine
  • Hairdryers For All Bathrooms
  • Iron & Ironing Board
  • Central Heating Included

Service & Staffing


Included

  • Maid service 3 hours per day daily except Sunday

AVAILABLE ON REQUEST AT AN ADDITIONAL COST

  • Wine delivery, tastings and guided tours of local vineyards
  • In villa wellness and beauty treatments including massage
  • Personal laundry service
  • Cook service
  • Chef service
  • Cooking classes and pizza evenings also for children
  • Guided tours of Vendicari Nature Reserve, Baroque towns and Roman villas
  • Boat trips and day charters
  • Yoga teacher
  • Beach Club Reservations

Important Information


Please note that there is a European tourist tax payable on arrival to the House Manager. This only applies to guests over 12 years and the amount varies from €1 .5 to €6 per person and is set by the local council. Further details will be advised prior to arrival.

Having a barbecue in Italy is one of the best ways to cook your food but you may find that due to long drought periods in high season barbecuing may be restricted in some areas. You will be informed if this happens by your house staff or local representative.

Please note that this villa also has a pond in close proximity to the villa as well as the swimming pool on a lower level and is unsuitable for small children under 7 due to the cactus garden area with many plants with sharp thorns.

CV REPRESENTATIVE

An English speaking CV Representative in Italy will visit during your stay. Contact details will be sent with your travel documents.

TENANCY TIMES

Arrival from 16:00. Departure by 10:00.

LOW WALLS

Please refer to the Health & Safety pages on this website.

Recommended

Flights

CV Villas is happy to book flights for our customers on scheduled, chartered or low cost airlines from London and regional UK airports. Please ask for details.

Car Hire

Car hire can be pre-booked through CV Villas with collection at the airport or port of arrival. Please ask for details.

Additional services

CV Villas offers a wide variety of additional services, to make your villa holiday even more special.  You should be able to find all the information you need here, otherwise you can check out our frequently asked questions page or simply send us an enquiry.

Location


Amenities

  • Pachino 8km
  • Marzamemi 9km
  • Noto 13km
  • Rosolini 21km
  • Siracusa 46km

Places of Interest

  • Villa del Tellaro 7km
  • Noto Antica 28km
  • Cave d'Ispica 35km
  • Cavagrande Nature Reserve 30km
  • Palazzolo Acreide 45km
  • Siracusa archaeological site 46km

Beaches

  • San Lorenzo 5km
  • Calamosche 8km
  • Eloro, Marianelli and Vendicari beach 13km
  • Le Dune 17km

Airport

  • Catania 97km

Train Station

  • Avola 19km
About the area

Siracusa and Southern Sicily

Average weather

As one of the quieter destinations on the diverse island of Sicily, the south is home to some of the top, one and two Michellin star restaurants in the country. And it’s no wonder, with the abundance beautiful local produce available. As in all parts of Sicily, there is a contrast in landscape from the marshland of Vendicari to the rebuilt towns of Noto and Ragusa. Siracusa has a tradition in making puppets - buy one as a souvenir or visit the puppet theatre for some light entertainment. Or try out the range of restaurants, bars and tours for a relaxing evening with friends.

Find out more about Siracusa and Southern Sicily

Essential Information

Please note that in most villas there is a European tourist tax payable on arrival to the House Manager. This only applies to guests over 12 years and the amount varies from €0.50 to €5 per person and is set by the local council. Further details will be advised prior to arrival.

Having a barbecue in Italy is one of the best ways to cook your food but you may find that due to long drought periods in high season barbecuing may be restricted in some areas. You will be informed if this happens by your house staff or local representative.

FLIGHTS

CV Villas is happy to book flights for our customers on scheduled, chartered or low cost airlines from London and regional UK airports. Please ask for details.

CAR HIRE

Car hire can be pre-booked through CV Villas with collection at the airport of arrival. Please ask for details.