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Unwind in huge seafront villa in Portopalo at 500 m. from sandy beaches

Overview

Property

Updated: 04-Dec-2016
waterfront, 400 m2, sea view, high ceilings, Marzamemi, Portopalo, sandy beaches

Villa Torrefano is a catch. Stunning cliff-top location, aristocratic charm, huge indoor and outdoor spaces and a small price. Perfect for groups of friends and families who will enjoy every day a fabulous view over the Ionian Sea and the island “Capo Passero”, the most southern point of Italy.

6 bedrooms with high ceiling and all with a window and/or with a door that opens onto the terrace.

3 bathrooms, all renewed in December 2007.

A spacious kitchen with oven and dishwasher.

Plenty of space where to eat together and make yourself feel at home.

You will relax while in Villa Torrefano (we can even contact a cook who can prepare a dinner for you) and get excited by its surrounding. Two white sandy beaches distance only a couple of hundred meters. In the nearby fisherman’s village of Marzamemi you can have a taste of the Sicilian nightlife, during high season, or more simply a good bite in one of its restaurants and pizzerias. Do not forget to shop for delicious local products such as locally caught and processed tuna and swordfish! Are you into nature and nice walks? You will love the natural reserve of ‘Vendicari’ just 2 km away. Here you’ll find a remarkable variety of Mediterranean flora and fauna, exotic beaches and Byzantine ruins. Do you prefer cities and admiring their architectures? The baroque towns of Syracuse, Noto and Ragusa Ibla, all UNESCO World Heritage and within an easy drive, will take your breath away.

More Details
  • Sleeps 16
  • 6 Bedrooms
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Parking
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • Dish washer
  • Washing machine
  • Towels provided
  • Linens provided
  • Wheelchair access
  • Accept Credit Cards
  • Bookable online

Top Traveller Review

About the Manager

“We have been with Homeaway since 2006, proposing houses that are able to unfold Sicily's colours and charm at best. Houses with quality furnishing on unique locations, with incredible views or with a pool, always accurately selected in order to satisfy our main wish: to see you falling in love with Sicily just like we did.

We quickly reply in the language you feel more comfortable with. We provide you with transparent information and true pictures. What you see is exactly what you get. We advise you as much as we can about about travel info, transfers and car rental. Dinners in villas and other extra services can also be arranged. Once in the house you can always count on our reliable keyholders. We are flexible with your arrivals and departures and if you need a late check-in this is often possible. Finally, our prices are final rates! There are no hidden additional costs.”

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14 Reviews

4.1
based on 14 holidaymaker reviews

2

Not a great place to stay. Facilities very poor.

  • 2 of 5

Our group of 13 people was not impressed with the facilities of the villa. There was no electric toaster, no microwave. It is an very old building which needs some attention. The drive entrance is bad and needs to be tarmac or concreted.

The overall stay has been fairly good. We had variable weather rain and sunshine during our stay in Portopalo. The town of Portopalo is drab and rundown.

Harry Naghen

  • Review Submitted: Oct 1, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Do not stay herr

  • 1 of 5

Within the first 24hours we were robbed. We were away at the beach and came back to the villa only to discover that someone had got into the villa and took all our luggage and valuables. There was no forced entry which means either someone had a key or picked the lock. I feel strongly though that someone had a key. There are care takers on the property and I'm starting to wonder if it was one of them.

If it wasn't one of them then the other issue is that it is not very well secured. The front gate to the property is always left open so anyone can just walk onto the property from the street below.

Good luck if you want to stay here.

We won't be coming back.

  • Review Submitted: Sep 24, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: I am really sorry about what happened to these guests, but we cannot accept to let them insinuate that our caretaker, (there is only one), who have been working for the villa and with us for 10 years, has something to do with it. No one has ever been robbed before in this property. Thieves nowadays can enter a property without forcing anything. I have verified this. I understand the anger and disappointment for the experience, but it cannot be addressed to the villa itself.
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Nederland
5

Een zeer boeiende oude villa

  • 5 of 5

Na even wennen was het een boeiend verblijf met fantastische uitzichten en zeer nabij het stadje met alle voorzieningen, een leuk zandstrandje en een aantal prachtige steden. Voor 4 personen bijna te groot. Zeer geschikt voor grote gezelschappen.

Vele karaktervolle elementen in deze villa gaven het geheel een bijzondere sfeer.

In de vakantieverhalen zal deze locatie zeker een onderwerp zijn.

  • Review Submitted: Jun 15, 2011
  • Date of Stay: May 2011
  • Source: HomeAway
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Toronto, Canada
5

This villa is amazing!

  • 5 of 5

We rented the villa in July 2010, two families of 4 people each, one family from Canada, the other from Czech Republic. The villa is so spacious, one more family would fit in easily. The villa itself is absolutelly amazing, feels so magical! The porch seating area is so pleasant and the view is to kill for, it was hard to go to sleep, it was so relaxing. We walked to Portopalo for dinner several times, it was a short walk. We loved the place, the music, the food, very relaxing. We drove to Marzamemi several times, such a beautifull place, loved every moment, the restaurants, the shops, the walks. We made a day trip to Syracuse, wow, one of the most beautifull places I have ever visited. We do travel a lot, we have visited many places, this villa and this area is one of the best, unspoiled, relaxing, amazing.This villa exceeded our expectations!

  • Review Submitted: Dec 26, 2010
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2010
  • Source: HomeAway
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London
5

Absolutely stunning location

  • 5 of 5

The Villa Torrefano is in an absolutely amazing clifftop position overlooking the sea with views towards a fort-topped island. The house itself is very spacious and has a large terrace. The caretaker was very helpful. The only small complaint we had was that, for a villa sleeping so many, it was a little lacking in kitchen equipment. Everything else was fantastic though!

  • Review Submitted: Oct 6, 2009
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2009
  • Source: HomeAway
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Portland, Oregon USA
5

Villa Torrefano

  • 5 of 5

Our stay at the Villa Torrefano was by far the highlight of our two week family vacation in Italy. There was more than enough space for all eight of us in the enormous rooms with 15+ foot ceilings and lovely tiled floors. My room opened up onto a veranda overlooking the lovely jewel-toned sea. The key holders were charming and extremely helpful. The many nearby towns and cities makes Portopalo the perfect serene base camp from which to take day trips. The only problem was that we didn't know beforehand that we should have planned to stay longer. We will certainly try to come back.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 5, 2009
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2009
  • Source: HomeAway
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Location

Activity and Interests

Nearest Airport : Catania, Fontanarossa Airport at 100 Kilometres Nearest Barpub : Marzamemi at 5 Kilometres Nearest Ferry : Catania (ferry from Napels) at 100 Kilometres Nearest Golf : Il Picciolo, Castiglione di Sicilia at 160 Kilometres Nearest Train : Pachino at 5 Kilometres Nearest Motorway : Noto at 20 Kilometres Nearest Restaurant : Portopalo di Capo Passero at 900 Metres Nearest Ski : Etna, Rifugio Sapienza at 120 Kilometres Nearest Beach : at 500 Metres Car: necessary

At the south-eastern tip of Sicily, you find a fishing village called Portopalo. Taking the road from Marzamemi to Portopalo, but turning off before an impressive castle on the sea, one can turn left and visit the old Tonnara, a scenic and extraordinary sight. 4 km away from Marzamemi, an ancient and very picturesque fishing village with a small port and vividly painted boats. The tradition of all things marine is still very much alive in Marzamemi today. Only recently has it become a popular destination for Italians who enjoy the combination of the area’s natural beaches and the vibrancy of an authentic coastal village that boasts many restaurants, pizzerias and shops selling delicious local produce such as locally caught and processed tuna and swordfish or the famous cherry tomatoes from nearby Pachino. San Lorenzo, 2 km up north, marks the beginning of one of the most beautiful stretches of the Sicilian coast: the shore is characterised by golden sand beaches and turquoise seas.

Prices and Availability

Rental rates

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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
 
Winter 2016
29 Oct 2016 - 1 Jan 2017
7 night minimum stay
£1,005
for 7 nights
£1,005
 
Notes: Rates are based on 10 guests; add £13 per night, per additional guest
 
Rate 2017
2 Jan 2017 - 7 Apr 2017
7 night minimum stay
£1,005
for 7 nights
£1,005
 
Notes: Rates are based on 10 guests; add £13 per night, per additional guest
 
Rate 2017
8 Apr 2017 - 21 Apr 2017
7 night minimum stay
£1,214
for 7 nights
£1,214
 
Notes: Rates are based on 12 guests; add £8 per night, per additional guest
 
Rate 2017
22 Apr 2017 - 28 Apr 2017
7 night minimum stay
£1,005
for 7 nights
£1,005
 
Notes: Rates are based on 10 guests; add £13 per night, per additional guest
 
Rate 2017
29 Apr 2017 - 23 Jun 2017
7 night minimum stay
£1,172
for 7 nights
£1,172
 
Notes: Rates are based on 10 guests; add £13 per night, per additional guest
 
Rate 2017
24 Jun 2017 - 7 Jul 2017
7 night minimum stay
£1,465
for 7 nights
£1,465
 
Notes: Rates are based on 10 guests; add £13 per night, per additional guest
 
Rate 2017
8 Jul 2017 - 21 Jul 2017
7 night minimum stay
£1,926
for 7 nights
£1,926
 
Notes: Rates are based on 10 guests; add £13 per night, per additional guest
 
Rate 2017
22 Jul 2017 - 11 Aug 2017
7 night minimum stay
£2,512
for 7 nights
£2,512
 
 
Rate 2017
12 Aug 2017 - 25 Aug 2017
7 night minimum stay
£2,930
for 7 nights
£2,930
 
 
Rate 2017
26 Aug 2017 - 1 Sep 2017
7 night minimum stay
£2,093
for 7 nights
£2,093
 
 
Rate 2017
2 Sep 2017 - 27 Oct 2017
7 night minimum stay
£1,172
for 7 nights
£1,172
 
Notes: Rates are based on 10 guests; add £13 per night, per additional guest
 
Rate 2017
28 Oct 2017 - 22 Dec 2017
7 night minimum stay
£1,005
for 7 nights
£1,005
 
Notes: Rates are based on 10 guests; add £13 per night, per additional guest
 
Rate 2017
23 Dec 2017 - 5 Jan 2018
7 night minimum stay
£1,172
for 7 nights
£1,172
 
Notes: Rates are based on 10 guests; add £13 per night, per additional guest

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees

Price includes: change bed ware & towels for all guests, final cleaning + gas, water & electricity.
The villa has 14 regular sleeps. Two beds can be added for an extra of 100 euro per bed per week.

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Facilities

Property Type

  • chateau / country house

Theme

  • Historic
  • Romantic

General

  • Activities Guide
  • Fireplace
  • Firewood
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine

Kitchen

  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Kitchen
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob

Dining

  • Dining
  • Dining Area

Entertainment

  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television

Onsite Services

  • Concierge
  • Private Chef
  • Staff

Suitability

  • children welcome ...
  • pets not allowed
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair accessible

Location Type

  • beach
  • near the sea
  • Ocean View
  • Oceanfront
  • village
  • waterfront

Attractions

  • autumn foliage
  • bay
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • laundrette - not serviced
  • forests
  • library
  • live theatre
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • pond
  • recreation centre
  • reefs
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • volcano
  • winery tours
  • zoo

Leisure Activities

  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • horse riding
  • luaus
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
  • medical services

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • hunting
  • ice skating
  • pier fishing
  • rafting
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • diving
  • snorkelling
  • bay fishing
  • caving
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing

Floor Area

  • 400 m²

Bathrooms

  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet, Bath with Shower, Bidet
  • Bathroom 2 - Toilet, Bath with Shower, Bidet
  • Bathroom 3 - Toilet, Shower Enclosure, Bidet
  • Inside, the villa has been renovated totally, including the bathrooms, in December 2007.

Bedrooms

  • 6 Bedrooms, Sleeps 16
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Large Double Bed, 1 Cot, sea view
  • Bedroom 2 - 1 Large Double Bed, 1 Single Bed, sea view
  • Bedroom 3 - 1 Large Double Bed, 1 Single Bed, sea view
  • Bedroom 4 - 1 Large Double Bed, sea view
  • Bedroom 5 - 1 Large Double Bed, 1 Cot
  • Bedroom 6 - 1 Large Double Bed, 1 Single Bed
  • It is possible to add two extra beds (or childbeds). With the 2 extra beds we have 16 sleeps + two cots available. 4 bedrooms have sea view. All rooms have windows and/or doors with acces to the terrace.

Outside

  • Deck Chairs
  • Bicycles
  • Terrace
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • Terrace
  • 1 bicycles
  • 20 garden chairs
  • 8 deck chairs

Meals

  • Self-catering

Notes:

  • The house is situated on a steep cliff, pay attention to children.

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