Sea front glory with classical twists
One of the great advantages of this fantastic, new-build luxury villa is that it is a mere 150 metres from beautiful ‘Il Gelsonmineto’; one of the most stunning beaches in this area of Sicily and a real hidden gem in the ‘tourist-light’ south-eastern corner of the island. Better yet, the beach belongs to property and, even though there is no entirely exclusive access, the crystalline sea water, white sand and surround of shady pine-tree is Mediterranean nature at its picture-perfect finest. The massive 3-hectare property backs on to the beach and is a 50-minute (65 km) drive down the coast from Catania airport. The modern villa pays homage to traditional Sicilian shapes and shading into a contemporary design, yet if also feels like “a world away” set in the middle of enormous grounds that are as seductively surrounded by a lemon and orange plantation. Other great perks of this classy villa is it proximity to Avola (15 km), centre for one of Italy’s more notable exports, ’Nero d’Avola’ wine. Also nearby is Siracusa (20-minute drive), the birthplace of ancient Greek mathematician Archimedes, the ancient isle of Ortigia. Should you consider a longer drive you should not miss an excursion on the largest volcano in Europe or visiting other UNESCO heritage sites, such as Piazza Armerina and the Roman ‘Villa del Casale’, just less than 2h from the property.
A most contemporary luxury villa lavishly arranged and fitted over two floors is ideal for sleeping up to 9 family members or friends in 5 private bedrooms en suite (4 plus one with separate bathroom), divided up equally on both levels. The ambience is gloriously seductive, aided by open long and linear rooms of smooth, whitewashed walls, lattice-beam ceilings and cooling tiled floors. Likewise, the outdoor terrace is artfully arranged and furnished for residents to enjoy total relaxation and sublime living al fresco; morning, noon and night. The air of the lush grounds fragranced with the scent of carob trees, jasmine, lavender and eucalyptus only add to the appeal of this place, which is lovingly cared for by staff that includes a gardener, a night guardian and a butler. In the morning the butler will also arrange your personal sun bed with umbrella on the beach as you breakfast and at night the seductive scents waft in the breezy sea air while you dine under the moon and stars.
This fantastic luxury villa at any time of the year and for an especially secluded family beach holiday hideaway will also be appreciated by a group of close friends wanting to ‘get away from it all’. With it also being very easy to get around the island by car, the villa has ample parking space making it ideas as an excellent base for an unforgettable holiday touring some of the most historic and beautiful places in the Mediterranean.
|Ground floor:||Living and dining areas; Kitchen; Guest bathroom; 2 Double bedrooms en suite|
|First floor:||1 Double bedroom en suite; 1 Queen bedroom with separate bathroom; Master double bedroom en suite|
|Outdoor:||Garden; Barbecue; Al fresco dining area; Outdoor Chill out area; Swimming pool|
|• Near the town||• Outdoor pool||• Flatscreen TVs|
|• Near a beach||• Barbecue||• Satellite/Cable TV|
|• Sea view||• Al fresco dining area||• DVD player|
|• Seafront||• Outdoor chill out area||• Hi-Fi|
|• Beachfront||• Garden||• Wi-Fi|
|• Fireplace||• Indoor integrated sound system|
|• Safe-deposit (2)|
|• Air conditioning in all rooms|
|• Central heating|
» Luxury accommodation on your chosen dates
» Exclusive use of the property and its facilities
» All linen, towels, and utilities
» Complimentary arrival hamper
» Cleaning 6 times per week
» Luxury bath products
» Final cleaning
» Wi-Fi Internet access
» Concierge service
We are able to arrange all the services that you would find both in a five star hotel and in a private home run by professional staff. Our concierge and client servicing team can arrange airport transfers, in-resort transport, vehicle rentals, yacht charters, child care, massage and beauty treatments, sport and leisure activities and reservations to ensure a memorable stay. Please let us know what your requirements are or call us for more information.
|– Nearest Airport:||Catania Airport (CTA)|
|– Airport:||50 minutes by car (CTA)|
|– Town:||15 minutes by car (Cassibile); 20 minutes by car (Siracusa); 25 minutes by car (Avola)|
|– Beach:||3 minutes’ walk|
|– Golf course:||10 minutes by car (18 hole – Monasteri Golf Hotel Resort)|