Scenic family villa in Sicily - jaw dropping views, comfort, relaxation
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About Gianni Chiaramonte
I'm Gianni and I love traveling for pleasure, as well as for work. Having spent most of my life in different lodgings around Europe and beyond, I decided to offer my home to those who choose Sicily and Ragusa for their holidays.
What makes this Villa unique
VIlla Afrodite is a huge modern villa ( 500 sqm) for sports people with its tennis court, biliard, tennis table and 10*6 mt infinity pool. It is also amazingly located as it overlooks miles of coast, colourful canyons, towns... all is at your feet. It is easy to reach from Catania and Comiso airports.
Check-in: 4:00 PM
Check-out: 11:00 AM
in the outdoors
A fee of 50 euros/week will be required
Minimum age of primary renter:18
Max guests:12 (sleeps up to 10 adults)
Stay tax 0,75 Euro/person/night from 14 years old for max 15 nights to be paid locally
Extra charge for late check-in: from 7 to 9 pm 30 Euros / after 9 pm 50 Euros
400 euros deposit will be requested upon arrival and returned upon departure after a common check of the property
100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
Hilltop Hideaway With Stunning Views
We stayed at the villa with our 2 adult sons, their girlfriends and our 16 year old, and Villa Afrodite provided a beautiful space for us to holiday together. It's a really spacious villa and worked well with our large group.
The best features are the larger than usual pool, the living space with French doors that open out onto the pool area. It's a clean, modern holiday home with 3 excellent bedrooms and ensuites. The fourth bedroom and bathroom is situated in the cavernous basement, which is rather a dark, scary place. There's so much unused space down there, and just some random bits of furniture, a dart board and a table football. My 16 year old son eventually got used to sleeping down there (he had no choice) but I can relate to the previous comments made about the basement.
It's about a 20 minute drive to Marina di Ragusa where there are numerous restaurants and a lovely beach. We hired speedboats and spent a whole day on the water, which was lovely. The downside is that you can't walk anywhere as there is nothing local and there is a fairly busy road beneath the property, which I thought would be intrusive, but it actually wasn't a problem.
There were a couple of niggles we had when we were there, that couldn't be fixed: the pool filters were broken we had to be careful not to stand on them; the netting to screen the tennis court from the next door property had ripped and fallen down, but was going to take a day to fix, so we lived with it as we used the tennis court every day; the kitchen desperately needs large tumbler glasses - a very easy and cheap thing to sort.
As a holiday rental, it worked really well for our family. The pool, tennis court and living space and view are the best features of this property.
we thank you for your precise and clear review of villa Afrodite. We have immediately sort out all the small details you mentioned. We take here the oppurtunity to inform you that we are now creating a 5th bedroom on the ground floor, modifying the existing 4th that was a bit sad. The villa will then have five bright double bedrooms, with big windows and bathroom ensuite. We hope to welcome you back and let you enjoy them all. Thanks for choosing villa Afrodite.
Un caro saluto.
Lovely, with a few small
A nice holiday home, well equipped and spacious. Not giving 5 stars as the basement room and bathroom is of a much lower quality than the other rooms, despite the basement having ample space to fit a nice room. Also had a few issues such as being unable to turn off the hot towel rails (even after we asked the owners how) in very hot weather, and having been given incorrect instructions for taking out waste. Also a faulty bathroom door caused us problems.
thanks for your words.
It is always important for us to know how our guests experience their holiday in our villa, what works perfectly and what should be better looked after.
As for the towel rails, it was simply necessary to turn off the heating as you were shown upon arrival.
We are happy you enjoyed your holiday and appreciated the visit to our olive grove close by. We hope to welcome you back to one of our villas in the region and wish you a nice summer.
Villa Afrodite is a stunning south facing hill side property with fabulous views to the coast
I stayed with my adult family - all in their 20's, that was a great place to just chill out or indulge in tennis, pool, table football, table tennis and swim. After my initial disappointing first impressions when we arrived, the place did grow on me and my adult children loved the space with all the activities on offer.
This property is exclusively a holiday let, with minimalist furnishing & no personal items - books, DVD's, etc. Also very disappointing TV options, as unless you a keen fan of Tunisian 'free to view' ...... there is basically nothing, not even BBC World News or CNN. Doubly disappointing as the World Cup was on. The Wifi however is good.
The 3 upper floor double bedrooms are excellent with good aircon, super comfortable beds, great en-suites and bathroom facilities (incl. Jacuzzi in the master bedroom). The fourth double bedroom is in the basement with no outside window - a serious 'short straw' last choice. My 21 year old son decided to sleep with his older brother in a double bed upstairs rather than use this bedroom.
The property is a huge modern house with vast internal spaces & high ceilings, where an Architect has been let loose to make a statement.
If you are into security there are safe quality steel doors throughout. However the electrics are very eccentric and temperamental - at first glance it all looks very impressive but their 15 year old tech is now out-dated and dodgy. The living area is very minimally furnished and definitely short of a sofa - would comfortably seat 5 but not if you want to stretch out with your feet up.
The pool is lovely but the house is missing some shaded relaxing out-door space - as they have applied the same minimalist approach outside. The BBQ is a small charcoal Weber far too small to cook for a family, which for me was a massive let down as I love to BBQ - we only used it once.
The kitchen is fairly well equipped but almost no cooking basics that you'd normally expect - you will have to buy everything from coffee, olive oil, sugar, etc. They did provide washing up liquid and dishwasher tablets - but I think what's there is what's been left over from previous guests.
A beautiful house with a great view, but missing that bit extra to make your stay really great. 3.5 stars out 5.
Thanks Richard for your nice words dedicated to Villa Afrodite and for your tips on how to improve our property.
We are definitely willing to satisfy even the most "special" guests as you've been and we know that Villa Afrodite has all the characteristics to do it at its best.
We hope to welcome you back anytime you and your boys wish to offer you another fantastic holiday in Sicily.
Un caro saluto.
Absolutely beautiful villa!!
Villa Afroditi is a beautiful property and made our visit to Sicily the perfect vacation! The views are stunning and the gardens are lovely. The villa is well maintained and spacious and has everything you need to relax and enjoy your time there. A special Thank You to the owner and his associates who were very accommodating and went out of their way to make our stay the best vacation we’ve ever had. I highly recommend this property for anyone looking for a beautiful spot to enjoy Sicily!!
Thanks for your nice words. All we do has got simply a goal: make our guests happy and let them enjoy the best of the region. We do feel part of the destination "Sicily and Ragusa" and love being on our guests' side with tips on food and locations, with our h24assistance and our lovely properties.
Thanks for choosing us and we really hope to welcome you back any time you wish.
Fly Home Sicily
Schitterende ruime villa met veel extra's
We verbleven hier met 8 personen van 24 juni tot 1 juli. De villa was prachtig. Ruime kamers en een prachtig zwembad. Het contact met Alessandra was prima, ze regelde extra sleutels en reageerde snel op vragen. Paar punten: De jacuzzi wordt niet warm in de avond als iedereen een douche heeft genomen en er waren te weinig handdoeken en theedoeken aanwezig. Een schoonmaak gedurende de week is geen overbodige luxe.
Verder ben je afhankelijk van een auto omdat in de buurt niet veel te doen is, maar dit staat in de omschrijving goed weergegeven.
Ik kan deze villa aanraden.
Ronald de Waal