Three Bedroom, Three Bathroom Villa, 25 Mins Drive From Siracusa And Noto
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About Peter Jinks
I'm a British writer and university instructor. My wife is Sicilian and works in the field of study abroad.
Peter Jinks purchased this Villa in 2004
Why Peter Jinks chose Syracuse
It is in a great location overlooking the bay, within easy reach of Siracusa and Noto. The motorway is less than ten minutes away for the airport and longer trips.
What makes this Villa unique
We fell in love with being close to the sea, and being able to get up and flop into the water on a Summer's day. But the garden is a joy too, full of fruit trees and herbs. The house is built of solid stone, so is both cool in Summer and warm in Winter. The barbecue has a great view of the sea that is best appreciated while grilling salsiccia with a cold drink in hand.
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Great house, great location
We had a fantastic time in Sicily and in this house! Peter gave us all the information we needed prior to our trip. This house is very spacious, well equipped, clean and in a great location. We would highly recommend it to anyone who wish to visit the East side of Sicily. There is a little beach just across the road, 2 mins walk which was ideal for us.
Big and nice house with beautiful garden
Nice and clean house with a big and beautiful garden with seaview. Convenient position if you want to visit the south east Sicily. Close to Siracusa, Ragusa, Modica and Noto. A few minutes walk to 2 small beaches. There is a small supermarket nearby. Nice and helpful host.
Thanks for the review, great that you enjoyed your stay!
The place was clean and tidy also very spacious and comfortable.
We enjoyed the situation of the villa being just across the road from the beach with good safe swimming and a restaurant. The garden was lovely and we enjoyed the lemons from the tree. There was a good bread shop just up the road and a useful grocery store. It was only 20 minutes drive into Syracuse which is lovely.
We're very glad that everything was up to scratch and that you enjoyed our lovely lemons!
We were at the villa for 7 days and it was wonderful, it was equipped with everything you could need. We woke up every morning and opened the shutters to amazing views of the sea. The beach is literally on your door step and there is a fab restaurant there called La Malafemmina there.
Everything is spot on and recommend this villa.
Thank you very much! We're delighted that you enjoyed your stay.
We stayed at the Villa for two weeks with our 4 children. We arrived the last week of July. The property was even better then described! Huge enclosed garden, a big terrace with a sea view, 3 big bedrooms, 3 big bathrooms. A lot of space! The kitchen was really big and full equipped and barbecue outside. The separate washing room. A lot of books for adults and children and toys for the children. To minutes walk to a sandy beach and a local supermarket. 5 minutes walk to a local bakery. So we always had fresh bagels for breakfast. The bigger supermarket was just 10-15 min by car in Avola. Avola center was really nice. We visited Siracusa , Ortigia, Ragusa and mount Etna. Highly recommended. Siracusa was just 20 minutes away by car. Excellent weather through the whole stay. Excellent service and welcome. Peter was really helpful and responded right away to any questions we had through the whole stay.
We had an amazing vacation and already planning to come back next year!!!
We're delighted that you enjoyed the villa, garden and everything else. Please do come back and stay next year you are very welcome!
Brilliant Villa with sea views and wonderful garden
Spacious Villa fully equipped with modern kitchen, dishwasher and washing machine. Just four minutes walk to a beautiful sandy beach. We enjoyed days that were spent on local beaches as well as driving to nearby Avola for good value shops and some excellent restaurants. We also traveled further on some days visiting majestic Noto, Scicli, and Siracuse. We also did a longer trip to experience the narrow gauge railway that runs around Mt Etna.
However, nothing beats sitting on the terrace of the Villa on a bright sunny day, with a cold drink before and after a visit to the two local beaches. Fabulous, except if it rains for several days.
Thanks for your generous review, April is a great month for sightseeing and getting some sunshine, although yes it does rain sometimes!
Vibrant in the Summer, nice and quiet off season, Fontane Bianche is where many Siracusans keep a second home to escape the heat of the city. It's very friendly and Italian, only a smattering of foreign tourists. There's great ice cream at Il Cubano gelateria, but there's also a very handy restaurant and spa within two minutes walk of the house called White Bay.
The local grocery store (again, two minute walk) sells panini, milk, fresh bread and general supplies. In Cassibile (five minutes drive) you can find more restaurants, shops, pharmacy etc. Cassibile is where you take the motorway: Catania airport is 50 mins away, Comiso airport 1 hour 30 mins, Palermo airport 3 hours 30 mins.
Please be aware that in August, Fontane Bianche fills up with holiday makers and the weekends can be noisy.