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Beautiful Family Villa With Private Pool And Panoramic Sea Views

Bedrooms 4
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 7 nights
Popular Features
  • Outdoor Pool
  • Internet


About the property

Villa in Noto, Sicily - Peaceful Rural Location, Five Minute Drive To The Beach

The house has 230 sq.m of living space and is on a hill overlooking the Vendicari Nature Reserve. The house has been built to a high standard with double-height ceilings, high quality fixtures and fittings throughout and features underfloor heating for the cooler months. The house has is fully self-sufficient and carbon neutral with its own water source and is fully powered by Solar Voltaic panels.

James Isaacs
Member since: 2014
Premier Partner

This partner has demonstrated and is committed to fast response times, the best rates, and a great guest experience.

Speaks English, French, Italian
Calendar last updated:
24 May, 2018

About James Isaacs

We are an Anglo/Italian family with roots in Eastern Sicily. We have three young children and have enjoyed spending our holidays in the vicinity of Noto and the wonderful Vendicari nature reserve.

Why James Isaacs chose Noto

The property is a recently built luxury villa featuring traditional Sicilian stone-work of over 230 sq m. It has four large double bedrooms and sleeps ten in comfort. There are two bathrooms - the master bedroom incorporating an ensuite bath/shower room and dressing room.

The house has been built as a place to appreciate nature. It is fully solar-powered and has its own water supply. There is a thirteen metre tiled swimming pool and an outside cooking area featuring barbecue and traditional wood oven (available to use on request).

The property is approximately one hour from Catania by car. It is situated above the Vendicari nature reserve offering panoramic sea views and is ten minutes from the wonderful UNESCO Heritage city of Noto.

What makes this villa unique

The property is four minutes from the main road and is easily accessible via a gated entrance however due to its location a car is required.

The property is designed with comfort in mind and is furnished to a very high standard. There is a fully equipped kitchen featuring dishwasher and fridge/freezer. All of the bedrooms feature plantation-style ceiling fans and are cross-ventilated with windows in two walls. For those wishing to visit in the cooler months the house features underfloor heating and offers a large traditional wood-burning stove. There is a washing machine and wifi is available throughout the house.

This unique property has double-height ceilings and there are plenty of games and books for guests to enjoy.

Guestbook comments from the owner

this house is great. Its totally immersed in nature and fully solar powered. loved it
Apr 2015
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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday villa in Noto in Province of Syracuse

Property Type:
  • villa
  • Self-catering
  • Housekeeper Optional
Location Type:
  • beach
  • rural
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Internet
  • Dining Area
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath (no shower) , Shower Enclosure , Bidet
    Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Bath (no shower) , Shower Enclosure , Bidet
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Cot
Pool / Spa:
  • Outdoor Pool
Notes on accommodation: This is a family house and children are welcome. The swimming pool is 1.6m deep with some steps however non-swimmers must be supervised at all times. The double bedrooms are situated on the 2 corners of the house and are cross-ventilated sharing 2 bathrooms. We recently installed a 39" television and dvd player for evenings in. There are plenty of board games and books to encourage our family and guests to make their own entertainment. There are many shaded areas and the pool area features an outside shower. The property is surrounded by open countryside, olive and almond groves, vineyards and farmland. The house is self sufficient and environmentally friendly. Outside: The house and pool are surrounded by stone terraces and stone walls and features decorative planting. It is still quite a recently built property and we are slowly landscaping and planting around the house. New for this year are the lemon trees. There is an outside table with chairs that seats 20 and numerous chairs and loungers around the pool area. There is a large outside BBQ and cooking area and outside shower. The property sits in its own 3 hectares of private land.


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Beautiful Family Villa With Private Pool And Panoramic Sea Views
average rating of 4.875 based on 18 reviews

Fabulous villa and location

  • 5 of 5

We were a family of 8 (2 little children) and loved the villa which was well equipped. Beautiful remote location set among olive groves overlooking the sea. Lovely pool but no shallow end. Lots to do and see and would highly recommend this villa.

  • Review Submitted: 06-Oct-2017
  • Date of Stay: September 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Everything it was described to be and more....

  • 5 of 5

The villa is spacious and well appointed.The outside area and pool exceptional.There is a long, dusty track from the road through orchards to the villa so there is complete privacy. Towns and shops are a drive away through countryside but no more than 15 to 20 minutes(the nearest). The villa is within strtiking distance of the towns to be visited such as Siracusa, Noto, Marzamemi and Modica. We thoroughly recommend this property.

  • Review Submitted: 04-Sep-2017
  • Date of Stay: August 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Alison, thank you very much for your review. We really enjoyed having you stay at the house and we are delighted with your feedback. We look forward to having you back soon. Jamie and Katia
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Fantastic private get away in rural location

  • 5 of 5

We had a superb and relaxin family holiday in James and Katia's private villa. The accommodation is spacious with ample space for 8 adults and/or kids. There is lots to do and good places to explore that are a relatively short drive away. This is a place I would happily return to. There is an abundance of lizards and Gecko's, bats, butterflies and birds for those that like a little natural interest. The pool is a good size and you can swim in it. Careful consideration should be given to hire if you have small children and non-swimmers as the pools is uniformly deep. Payment made via credit cards was simple and everyone is attentive and helpful. We could have benefited from a phrase book or learning some more Italian before we went.

You will need a car. I ordered a Ford Fusion or similar because I anticipated better clearance would be good. I got given a Fiat 500L. Using all my skills and experience in off road driving I was unable to prevent the car from grounding on what is a good 2km of rough roads access. Future holiday makers would be advised to have 4x4 preferentially or at least a car with Citroen Diane style clearance.

  • Review Submitted: 18-Aug-2017
  • Date of Stay: July 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Great villa , amazing pool, close to beautiful historic lcations.. what more could you want

  • 5 of 5

A fabulous place for a great family holiday

The villa is great, tastefully furnished and with lots of space for a family of 6 with teenage children. The large table on the patio was perfect for family dining. The pool is fantastic and was great for both many hours of playing but also proper swimming to work off the calories.

The location is very close to Noto and within an hour of some amazing towns with highlights being Syracusa/Ortiega , Marmazzini, Ragusa .. and best of all Mount etna which was amazing

The hosts are great .. very friendly , offering lots of tips of things to do and responding very fast to any questions we had . There were even a few local goodies and a nice bottle of red awaiting us on our arrival

Overall a great setting for a great family holiday.. many thanks

  • Review Submitted: 13-Aug-2017
  • Date of Stay: August 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks very much Marc. We are delighted you enjoyed your stay in our villa. We are also really pleased we were able to help you get up Etna - it's a really special place so well done. It was a pleasure having you and your family stay and we look forward to welcoming you back again one day. Warm regards, Jamie and Katia
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A truly memorable break in a wonderful corner of Sicily

  • 5 of 5

We have just come back from a wonderful fortnight at this very special villa. We cannot recommend it enough - it makes a perfect base for a family or group of friends to explore this special corner of Sicily.

James and Katia look after their guests perfectly - the booking process was handled swiftly and with a personal touch and they keep in contact with you throughout: with a helpful welcome pack in the week before your break and a note during your stay to check that all is well / if they can offer any further advice or help. Giovanni is the owner's local contact and lives just a few minutes away, so if there are any problems there is someone on hand to help directly.

The villa itself felt like home within minutes of arrival - this is clearly a place which is used by the owners regularly and is a personal passion project - this really comes across right across the board. The photos on the listing do not do the place justice, particularly with regard to the planting around the pool, which is now lush and full.

In one of the earlier reviews there is mention of the track to the villa requiring a 4x4 vehicle - this really isn't the case. We hired two standard family cars and never had a problem. The track is a normal Italian white road which only ever require a touch less speed and a little more care than tarmac.

  • Review Submitted: 07-Jul-2017
  • Date of Stay: June 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks Iain. We are delighted you enjoyed your stay in our villa. It was a pleasure having you and your family stay and we look forward to welcoming you back again one day. Warm regards, Jamie and Katia
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Wonderful villa with fantastic views

  • 5 of 5

The villa is in a beautiful area with fantastic views down to the coast. The swimming pool and terrace one of the nicest we have used. The villa was very well equipped and clean, the bedrooms were all lovely. Lots of books on the shelves, DVD's which we never had to watch as the weather was so beautiful that we sat outside with a glass of wine until bedtime! Beware the mosquitoes though and take repellent.

The only slight downside was the distance the villa was from the road, about 2 km up a dirt track, if we had known we would have hired a 4 wheel drive car. As it was dry we were ok but I think a little rain would have made the track difficult to negotiate.

Overall we had a fantastic week with our 2 children and their partners. Noto and Ragusa highlights of our week. Nature reserve on the coast also worth a visit, lovely walk along the shore.

Thank you Katia and Jamie

  • Review Submitted: 31-Oct-2016
  • Date of Stay: September 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Steve, Thanks very much for your review and for choosing our villa. We are glad you had a good time and we look forward to having you back soon. We care a great deal that guests enjoy the villa and have a relaxing time. We have noted your comments about the white road to the house from the main road and we are doing some resurfacing next spring. best wishes Jamie and Katia
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Nearest Airport
100 Kilometres
Nearest Ferry
60 Kilometres
Nearest Beach
3 Kilometres
Car: not necessary


The coast and surrounding beaches are about 3 miles away and can be reached by car in 10 minutes. There is the choice of the many beaches on the nature reserve - a favourite spot for bird-watchers and walkers - or the more tourist orientated and private beaches towards San Lorenzo and Lido di Noto.


A car is essential. Catania is the nearest airport and about 1 hour by car and

Palermo is a 3 hour drive. There is a ferry service that goes from Pozzallo to Malta about 40 mins away. Siracuse is also about 40 mins away by car with regular ferries to mainland Italy


Noto is the nearest historic town and a Unesco world heritage site. It is about 15 minutes by car. Rosolini and Pacchino are both 20 -25 minutes by car and Siracuse about 40 minutes. Catania is about an hour, Modica, Ragusa, Scigli and Pollazallo also about an hour.

Further Details:

The closest supermarkets are in Rosolini and Noto. There is a very good small supermarket on the main road before Noto called Sipiu and a good selection of butchers and fishmongers in Noto, Rosolini and Pacchino. There is an amazing food market in Siracusa. There is useful info and helpful tips for local shopping in the house. We can arrange to pre stock the fridge by request.


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday villa in Noto, Sicily

Rental Basis:
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
early summer
16 Jun 2018 - 21 Jul 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
22 Jul 2018 - 2 Sep 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
My Standard Rate
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Refundable Damage Deposit £1,000

Booking Notes:
A 40% deposit is required on confirmation of booking. The balance and a fully refundable £1000.00 deposit (held against damages) is payable a month before arrival. There is a one off £150.00 cleaning and laundry charge per stay. Discounts available for out of season bookings and longer stays.

Changeover Day:
typically Saturdays to Saturdays, but we do offer flexibility in low season. ARRIVALS after 2.00 pm and DEPARTURES by 10.00 am on day of departure.

Notes on prices:
Prices are subject to availability and based on the amount of guests. Arrival and departure times can be flexible with prior agreement.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

Please ask the owner or check their rental agreement when booking the property.
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