Relax House and Peace whit private Pool
- spanish, italian
100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
We have just returned from a wonderful stay at Jasmine House. Before we arrived, the host Claudio was so helpful and very friendly, so we felt secure that we had found the right place to stay. Claudio met us at the house on arrival (even though we were three hours late) and showed us around. The house itself is small but perfectly formed. Claudio had left us a bottle of bubbles chilling in the fridge as well as other wines and goodies in the cupboard, which were really appreciated at the end of a long day travelling. In fact, everything you need is in the house - from coffee to dishwasher tablets. The outside of the house is bigger and even more beautiful than it looks in the photos, complete with BBQ and outside shower (as well as the shower in the house). The garden smelt deliciously of jasmine and was very lush. Our daughter adored the pool, perfect for her to play safely in while we sunbathed. And just a few minutes drive down the road is the beach - very clear and shallow so great for families. Claudio sent us Google Map links to beaches, restaurants and places of interest, and he has great ideas! Our favourite places to visit were Nito and Ibla - really worth the drive (about an hour). We would love to return to Sicily and Jasmine House again - it really is a very special home!
Amazing chilling place
We spent a week in April in that wonderful villa. Claudio’s wife welcomed us and showed everything in property. The villa was very clean and fully equipped and I have to mention that the beds were so comfortable. The decor is modern and made with a taste. Claudio also provided the bikes so we could ride on them by the seaside with our girls. They absolutely loved it. Everything was just spot on. The pool was secured so the kids could play and run around safely.
I would highly recommended this villa for everybody who is looking for a quite break. Car is essential so you can explore all the beautiful places such as Siracusa, Modica, Ragusa, Reserva Cavagrande, Noto, Marzamemi.
Thank you for an amazing holiday and for being so helpfull, kind and caring host.
Lovely small secure villa with pool & cycles to borrow & 5 minute walk to sandy beach
We enjoyed a 2 night stay. Claudio’s communication (and English!) was excellent and the villa was very comfortable and spotlessly clean. The location is quiet, and if you’re staying for a longer time, we would suggest a trip to a large supermarket (approx 10km) first as there is only one cafe/diner 800 meters walk and a small mini market (not much stock!) 2 minutes in the car. The beautiful sandy beach is a 5 minute walk. We didn’t see any public transport on the top road, so a car is essential.
Beautiful property that you did not want to leave!
The property is in a very quiet location and walking distance to the beach. As with most places in this sort of location you do need a car to get to the bigger towns, however the villa is so nice you don't really need to. The is a pizzeria and bakers(small shop) within walking distance so you can get all you need from there. There are miles of sandy beaches and most days we were on our own, the water is also shallow so great for kids.
The Villa itself was superbly equipped, it had everything you could possibly need. The layout of the outside space gives you plenty of areas to catch the sun, but also areas in the shade. All surrounded by beautiful garden and planting.
Claudio was a magnificent host who kept the correct level of distance and attentiveness. He also runs tours around the island if you wish to use these.
I would highly recommend this villa if you are looking for a quiet break away from the hustle and bustle of large towns.
Beautiful villa and exceptional hosts
The beautiful villa is very well equipped for a comfortable stay for self catering including outdoor BBQs. The decor is very modern and fresh and we really appreciated the fresh fruit bowl, wine, coffee pods for the machine, basic cooking ingredients, cleaning equipment including dishwasher tablets and toilet paper which made our stay so comfortable. The white wine, water and ice in the fridge freezer on our arrival was a lovely touch.
Any small issues during our stay were dealt with immediately by both Claudio and Susan (his English translator) who were both helpful and friendly and immediately contactable throughout our stay and before our arrival.
The weather at the end of March was lovely (22 degrees) but the unheated pool was a bit too refreshing to use much although would be lovely later in the year! If you are lucky enough to visit then, the Mediterranean is only a short stroll away (approximately 200m) and looked inviting even in March.
However, we explored the beautiful south-east and east of Sicily easily from the villa and enjoyed visiting Mt Etna, Siracusa, Ragusa, Noto, Modica and Ispica. The wild flowers in Spring on the sides of all the roads are amazing! We also travelled to The Villa Romano de Casales which (although it took a whole day there and back through beautiful scenery) was exceptional for its mosaics - which my husband a keen archaeologist had never seen the like of anywhere.
We would like to personally thank you Claudio, for arranging our special viewing area for the Easter procession in Ispica, which made us feel honoured to be part of your family celebrations.
We would not hesitate to recommend a stay in this property and you will find it hard to find a more accommodating host than Claudio!
Grazie, siete stati ospiti meravigliosi. Speriamo di riavervi nuovamente a casa nostra. Grazie di tutto, Claudio e Viviana.
Best holiday home in 7 years !!