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Luxury Country Villa Near To The Sea, heated Private Pool, Tennis And Park

People16
Bedrooms 6
Bathrooms7
Space 4,843 sq. ft.
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 4 - 7 nights
Popular Features
  • Fireplace
  • Barbecue
  • Free Wifi
  • Washing Machine
  • Private Pool
  • Air Conditioning
  • Parking

Overview

About the property

Your Holiday In A Luxury Accommodation Near The Sea In The Heart Of True Sicily

The Ganzeria is a new built villa on the hill of the old hunting lodge of the Marquis of Ganzeria. The luxury hotel enjoys an incomparable view on the south coast of Sicily, from the lighthouse at Cape Blanco to Punta Secca of Agrigento is a view of over 100 km of coastline.

The Ganzeria is located in Santa Croce Camerina in the province of Ragusa on the southern coast of Sicily facing the sea in Africa

The Villa is located in the centre of an estate of over 10 acres completely fenced and equipped, in the most picturesque setting of the Sicilian countryside between carob trees, dry stone walls and typical Mediterranean herbs. It is equipped with a private pool, large open spaces, private garden with lawn equipped with BBQ and games for children.

But it is inside the villa is shown in its magnificence, with 6 bedrooms all with private bath, and an extraordinary exhibition of over 120 square meters open to the bright and breathtaking views.

The heart of the villa is the large living room with kitchen and dining area, two areas of rest and reading and a large pool table. Outside under the covered porch you will find a large kitchen to prepare your meals and conveniently used as a dining area in a cool but sheltered.

Another outdoor lounge you can relax al fresco while enjoying the sunset view over the sea of Sicily in front of you.

The bedrooms are six and all are made with the intent to recreate the natural elements of our land, 'Water', 'Air', 'Earth,' 'Fire', 'Wood' and 'Stone'.

All rooms are equipped with private bathroom 'en suite', a private air-conditioned and furnished with style and comfort.

The pool of 12 * 6 meters is facing south and the splendid panorama of the aromas of the herbs are added around the garden. the pool is heated.

The estate in addition to the various paths that wind around the plants typical of the area, you will find a tennis court and some shaded areas for your book or slightly comfortably sip a glass of wine.

The sea is 3 km and the centre of the village with all services at less than 1 km.

More Details

Property Manager
Rosario Berardi
Member since: 2005
Speaks English, French, Italian
Response time:
Within a few days
Response rate:
80%
Calendar last updated:
13 October, 2017

About Rosario Berardi

Me and my family are great traveller, now we cannot travel so much like before and we enjoy to guest people from abroad and let them know our wonderful country

Rosario Berardi purchased this villa in 2011

Why Rosario Berardi chose Ragusa

this property gives you a sense of relax. The magnificent view over the south Sicily coastline gives you a sense of infinity and peace.

We are proud to give the best service to our guest with a permanent staff on site 8/20 and available 24h

Location

Nearest Airport
20 Kilometres
Comiso
Nearest Ferry
20 Kilometres
Pozzallo
Nearest Golf
7 Kilometres
Donnafugata golf
Nearest Train
20 Kilometres
Ragusa
Nearest Motorway
35 Kilometres
Rosolini
Nearest Restaurant
0.3 Kilometres
rosacambra
Nearest Ski
105 Kilometres
Etna
Nearest Beach
3 Kilometres
Marina di Ragusa
Car: necessary

Punta Secca is , a small village in the Province of Ragusa, the most beautiful part of the south-eastern coast of Sicily and the ideal place to spend your holiday. It is just between golden sandy beaches and low cliffs, which appear in the film set of the TV series “Il Commissario Montalbano”.

Punta Secca is a typical fishing village, which was an old Arab port facing the African Sea. It has wonderful sunny weather but not too hot in summer and a mild climate in the winter months. Autumn and spring are particularly pleasant, especially the months of April, May, September and October when Sicilian nature is at its best and the seaside villages return to their peace and quiet, after the busy summer months. During this period it is possible to enjoy nice excursions and go trekking inland.

The golden sandy beaches of Punta Secca are all free of charge and safe, and are surrounded by low cliffs on the West and on the East. The old white lighthouse, built with dry stone at the beginning of the last century, dominates Punta Secca. This 40 meters lighthouse over towering the whole coastline is situated in the village main square.

The Province of Ragusa stretches out from the plateau to the sea showing beautiful carob and almond trees, picturesque dry stonewalls and the austerity of the typical farmhouses, “le masserie”.

The local cuisine is a most exquisite welcome to the visitors, who can taste: ravioli, filled with ricotta, soft white unsalted Italian cheese, cavati, home-made pasta with tomato and meat sauce, the local aspic made with pork meat, home-made conserves, fruit, vegetables, and above all the ”Ragusano”, the most typical local cheese, and the fine wines from the Acate Valley. These are all D.O.C. products.

Furthermore, many religious festivals, which are still very important to the population, represent an important opportunity to get to know old unchanged traditions such as those concerning the Holy Week and other folk festivals of the twelve towns of the province.

There are many cultural and prestigious events such as classical theatre performances taking place every two years in the Greek Theater of Syracuse, the International Music Show “Ibla Grand Prize”, the Wine & Food Event “Cheese Art” and many fairs and festivals.

The surroundings:

The important seaside resort of Marina di Ragusa is located just 5 km away from Punta Secca, it is provided with services and facilities for every need: banks, post offices, restaurants, discos, sport facilities and much more.

Along the coast at about 6 km, there is the nature reserve of the River Irminio, an unpolluted Mediterranean estuary oasis. The area around the river mouth with its wonderful sandy beaches is a hiding place for many species of birds. At about 3 km from Punta Secca towards the West, there is the big beach of Randello, a 2000 meters long sandy shore, where in the warm summer nights, sea turtles come to leave their eggs behind the woods, which can be considered a green lung for this part of the province and it is equipped with a picnic area.

The Province of Ragusa has recently been included by Unesco in the World Heritage List for its precious Baroque style buildings. It is literally a casket full of architectural, archaeological and naturalistic treasures.

There are numerous tourist attractions: the Baroque style towns of Ragusa, Modica and Scicli, the ruins of the Great Greece city of Kamarina, its famous museum, and the hinterland of the Hyblean Mountains, characterized by deep “gorges” and its typical wild Mediterranean undergrowth, populated with rare species. Last but not least, the extraordinary “Cava d’Ispica” Park, a deep canyon with evidence of a prehistoric past life and many nature beauties.

And in Ragusa the breathtaking Baroque quarter of Ibla, built on a hill, is like a jewel embellished with the splendid gems of Baroque architecture: the cathedral of San Giorgio, the many spectacular churches and all the stately homes.

Modica is built on the two sides of a valley with its imposing cathedral of San Giorgio and it is famous for its culinary traditions.

Finally, the Northern part of the Province, located on a limestone plateau is an interesting destination for visits to mountain villages, with its pleasant mountain bike paths, trekking routes and country lanes for horse riding.

Just outside the province of Ragusa you can visit: the capital of Baroque style architecture Noto, Syracuse and the famous Taormina, Agrigento, Piazza Armerina, Selinunte and Segesta. They can all be reached in just two hours by car or by public transport.

The most mysterious and fascinating tourist attraction of South Eastern Sicily is Mount Etna, the highest volcano in Europe, whose beauty is really worthwhile seeing for the unforgettable emotions it can give you in every season of the year.

Facilities

Accommodation and facilities for this holiday villa in Santa Croce Camerina in Province of Ragusa

Property Type:
  • villa
Meals:
  • Catering available
  • Breakfast - Booking Possible
  • Lunch - Booking Possible
  • Dinner - Booking Possible
Housekeeping:
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 4843 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 15:30 / Check-out: 10:00
  • Max. occupancy: 16
  • pets considered
  • Events Allowed
  • children welcome
  • smoking allowed
Location Type:
  • near the sea
  • resort
  • rural
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Farm Holidays
  • Historic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Free Wifi
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 14 people
Bathrooms:
  • 7 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath with Shower
    Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Bath with Shower , Shower Enclosure , Jacuzzi , Bidet
    Bathroom 3 - Toilet , Bath with Shower
    Bathroom 4 - Toilet , Bath with Shower
    Bathroom 5 - Toilet , Bath with Shower
    Bathroom 6 - Toilet , Bath with Shower
    Bathroom 7 - Toilet , Bath with Shower , this bathroom also have a little laundry
Bedrooms:
  • 6 Bedrooms, Sleeps 16
  • 'Stone' Room - 1 Large Double Bed , 1 Cot , 1 Sofa bed/Futon
    'terra' bedroom - 2 Double Bed , 1 Child Bed
    'Acqua' room - 1 Large Double Bed , 1 Sofa bed/Futon
    'aria' room - 1 Large Double Bed , 1 Child Bed
    'fuoco' room - 2 Double Bed , 1 Child Bed
    'Wood' room - 1 Large Double Bed , 1 Sofa bed/Futon
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Pool Table
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Toys
Outside:
  • Balcony
  • Boat ...
  • Terrace
  • Golf ...
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • Veranda
  • Tennis
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair accessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Heated Pool
  • Indoor Pool
  • Private Pool ...
Onsite Services:
  • Car Available
  • Chauffeur
  • Massage
  • Private Chef
  • Staff
Attractions:
  • arboretum
  • caves
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • theme parks
  • volcano
  • water parks
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • horse riding
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • groceries
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • diving
  • snorkelling
  • bay fishing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing

Reviews

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5

Great place !!

  • 5 of 5

Beautiful home, very quiet, but still great location.

Rosario, the owner, was very responsive. Quick check in. Would recommend this property

  • Review Submitted: Sep 23, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great venue for a holiday with friends

  • 4 of 5

Just returned from a 10 day holiday at the Villa , we were lucky with the weather and really lucky with the Villa, it was great for a large group, we were all able to find space to do our own thing or to meet up by the pool or the terrace or the tennis courts, the perfect mix in fact. The Villa is set in its grounds that are large enough to be used to run a few circuits or just for a gentle stroll. There was plenty of wildlife to keep the "younger" members of the party engaged (Horse, Chickens and Fish). As previous reviews have mentioned, you need a car in order to get anywhere, we risked the walk once and it was not a pleasant experience. Probably worth mentioning that the area itself is not geared towards tourists, whilst at first this may seem a bit disconcerting, after a few days it becomes endearing, if you want anything you have to search for it, the word we all came to that describes the area is "authentic". Several of the party fell in love with both Ragusa and Modicia definitely worth a visit. There are a few things that you need to know, they may come across as negative and i apologise for that, it is my intention to inform. The Villa is sold as luxury and it truly is, the space and the facilities are perfect, however, some of the equipment is looking a bit tired and may be due for a refresh. We had issues with the flush on 3 of tghe 6 toilets, the kitchen equipment was a bit less than was required to cater for a large party and within the luxury price bracket i would have expected a daily cleaner and clean towels and sheets each day. Non of this got in the way of a really good holiday it is just my perception of what luxury means. The host Rosario was great and attentive, any problems were quickly resolved by his side kick Toninio, all in all a great holiday and would do it again

  • Review Submitted: Apr 22, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Apr 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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5

Great villa in a peaceful location

  • 5 of 5

The villa is set in lovely grounds with pleasant views across to the sea and the local town. It's very peaceful and quiet.

The outdoor living area is very spacious and well shaded, with a large pool and tennis court as an added bonus (racquets provided). Inside, the villa is large and well appointed with air con in every room.

Whilst the local roads are not safe to walk (making a car essential) you are well placed from there to explore several unspoilt beach resorts and beautiful historical hill villages and towns. Nearby Marina di Ragusa has many good restaurants and excellent beaches.

We had a great holiday and would highly recommend Villa Ganzeria.

  • Review Submitted: Oct 7, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

What an enjoyable experience!

  • 5 of 5

We have just returned from a wonderful holiday in Villa La Ganzeria. What made it really special was the villa itself with its adjoining swimming pool. The villa was spectacular in design, beautifully decorated, really comfortable and so well appointed. It was extraordinarily well equipped with a huge emphasis on detail. It had a superb kitchen inside with a second one nearby which adjoined the outside barbecue.

The accommodation was ideal for our group. We were a party of twelve and there was plenty of space and privacy for everybody. The leisure/recreation facilities were exceptional and the whole area was so well laid out - it provided us with lots of opportunities to eat both inside and outside. The bedrooms were a delight.

When we arrived, there wasn't a hair out of place. Rosario and Alessandra were so helpful throughout.

  • Review Submitted: Jun 26, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

A fantastic villa in great location - great host!

  • 5 of 5

We took this villa for a family holiday for a week in early September (just returned) and had a wonderful time. The villa owner is a very friendly and approachable contact who speaks excellent English and couldn't have been more helpful to us either during the booking process, the run up to our trip and whilst on site. He provided details of the area, assistance when a member of the group was ill and required quick medical attention locally as well as local recommendations.

The villa itself in located a short drive outside of Marina di Ragusa and was a fantastic spot. It was a little tricky to find at first (the villa owner was readily available to assist), however once found we were greeted with spectacular views, an excellent clean villa and great facilities. I often worry that the pictures on these adverts won't accurately reflect the property - not so with this place. It really is excellent. The property was very clean, well maintained and we had great service including a mid week clean and regular pool cleaning etc.

All rooms in the house are independently air conditioned (a must for us) and are large and comfortable. The central area of the house is very modern, a great size and offered ample space for 9 of us.

We spent the majority of our time outside, regularly using the outdoor BBQ and eating at the outdoor table on the covered area. Again loads of space and a great place.

Cannot really fault our stay at all - we will be returning! Thank you again.

  • Review Submitted: Sep 14, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

perfect week with friendly support by the owner

  • 5 of 5

an overall perfect property near to the sea. all rooms in perfect condition and the pool well-tempered. with support by the owner we had a wine tasting and a sailing trip.

Many thanks for all - we will be back soon !!!

  • Review Submitted: Jan 26, 2014
  • Date of Stay: Oct 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
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Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday villa in Santa Croce Camerina, Sicily

Rental Basis:
per property
Manager accepts payment in:
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low
14 Oct 2017 - 10 Nov 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
4 night minimum stay
£1,429
for 4 nights
From
£357
£2,323
 
Notes: Rates are based on 8 guests; add £18 per night, per additional guest
 
very low
11 Nov 2017 - 22 Dec 2017
4 night minimum stay
£1,251
for 4 nights
From
£313
£1,876
 
Notes: Rates are based on 8 guests; add £18 per night, per additional guest
 
christmas
23 Dec 2017 - 5 Jan 2018
4 night minimum stay
£1,787
for 4 nights
From
£447
 
Notes: Rates are based on 10 guests; add £18 per night, per additional guest
 
very low
6 Jan 2018 - 23 Mar 2018
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
£2,055
for 7 nights
£2,055
 
Notes: Rates are based on 10 guests; add £18 per night, per additional guest
 
low
24 Mar 2018 - 11 May 2018
7 night minimum stay
£2,591
for 7 nights
£2,591
 
Notes: Rates are based on 10 guests; add £18 per night, per additional guest
 
mid
12 May 2018 - 22 Jun 2018
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
£20,637
for 7 nights
From
£2,948
 
Notes: Rates are based on 10 guests; add £18 per night, per additional guest
 
high
23 Jun 2018 - 27 Jul 2018
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
£3,484
for 7 nights
£3,484
 
Notes: Rates are based on 10 guests; add £18 per night, per additional guest
 
peack
28 Jul 2018 - 31 Aug 2018
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
£3,931
for 7 nights
£3,931
 
Notes: Rates are based on 10 guests; add £18 per night, per additional guest
 
high
1 Sep 2018 - 21 Sep 2018
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
£3,484
for 7 nights
£3,484
 
Notes: Rates are based on 10 guests; add £18 per night, per additional guest
 
mid
22 Sep 2018 - 12 Oct 2018
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
£2,948
for 7 nights
£2,948
 
Notes: Rates are based on 10 guests; add £18 per night, per additional guest
 
low
13 Oct 2018 - 9 Nov 2018
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
£2,591
for 7 nights
£2,591
 
Notes: Rates are based on 10 guests; add £18 per night, per additional guest
 
very low
10 Nov 2018 - 21 Dec 2018
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
£2,055
for 7 nights
£2,055
 
Notes: Rates are based on 10 guests; add £18 per night, per additional guest

Additional pricing information

Refundable Damage Deposit £446.68
Pet Fee £44.67
Stay tax £89.34 per night, per person. This amount will be due to the manager upon arrival. Does not apply to children under 14 years.

Manager's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.
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