The house has 2000sqf of living space and is situated overlooking the Golfo di Noto on the crest of a hill on the same 10 acre plot of land where I have another house : Property No : 8349812. Calcicera Alta can be rented separately or together with Dolce Capanna for larger bookings ( Sleeping 12 ) .With thick limestone walls, white render and double height ceilings, it is cool in the summer months and warm in the winter. It sits in its own 10 acres of old olives and vines and is surrounded by unspoilt countryside and farmland. There is a 17mx5m saline purified swimming pool which is surrounded by rosemary terraces and great for laps as well as being child friendly and child safe. Likewise, the house is surrounded by terracing and has a large shaded area for outdoor eating and entertaining. There is an outside shower area, large BBQ and wood fired outside oven. The house has its own water source and is powered by Solar Voltaic panels located on the gatehouse giving it excellent environmental credentials. The location commands spectacular sea views from Siracuse to the furthest South Eastern tip of Sicily. Noto is the nearest historic town and a Unesco world heritage site.
House overlooking Vendicari Nature Reserve. Noto Region, South East Coast - One of six villas featured in The Times Travel 2015 " The 30 best places to stay in Sicily"
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- Calendar last updated:
- Dec 13, 2018
About Tom Kearon
I live in London with my wife, 3 small boys and dog.
Tom Kearon purchased this Villa in 2007
Why Tom Kearon chose Noto
We bought the land first and then built the house and landscaped around the house over the following few years. The location has amazing views and it is remote and peaceful whilst being close enough to neighbours, shops, beaches and local towns and villages to be convenient and practical.
What makes this Villa unique
Sicily still has a slow and civilised pace of life, highly sophisticated and cultured, while still being a little rough around the edges which makes it just the perfect place .
Pool / Spa
Check-in: 2:00 PM
Check-out: 10:00 AM
100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
Lovely house in fantastic location, lots of places to visit nearby or just enjoy the peace and quiet
We loved this beautiful house and especially the fabulous location. The house feels very spacious as it has generous rooms with very high ceilings and is decorated with interesting artwork and antiques. Everything we needed was provided and Giovanni who lives nearby looked after us very well(Mamma's focaccia was delicious). The garden is beautifully kept and stylish with old olive trees and the amazing view is 360o to the sea and of olive groves. Very quiet and peaceful but not too far from bars and restaurants and good supermarkets. The other house on the farm, Casa Pedro cannot be seen from the main property but is close enough for convenience. We used the pool there because the weather had been bad and the main pool was too cold- it is also a lovely house, more modern and smaller but perfect for a couple or 4 people. We loved the area, Vendicari the local nature reserve was near by and was good for birdwatching, some archaeology and pretty beaches. We like Marinelli best because it was easy to access from Ingresso Marinelli with a short walk. It is nudist so if that puts you off try one of the others. Other highlights were Syracuse(take the bus to Ortigia from the archaeology Park), Mirameze(local fishing village with good restaurants and shops),Noto(beautiful baroque town) and the local Roman villa was also worth a visit. We would definitely recommend this house to anyone who likes undeveloped areas and to experience local culture with plenty to do and see locally.
Brilliant villa with stunning views
We had the most amazing time in Sicily. Tom was helpful throughout and it was great to meet him in person during our stay. The villa has stunning views across the nature reserve to the sea. It has all that anyone could need to ensure aholiday runs smoothly. It is also very well situated for trips to Noto and Siracusa. It is secluded but that adds to the villa's charm. We will be back one day. Andrew and Tam
A cool and comfy home in a hugely evocative setting
We found this a great base to explore Baroque southern Sicily and the beaches and coastal towns. The sleeping and living accommodation are well equipped, stylish and comfortable and the landscaping, pool and landscape are stunning. Time can stand still in this secluded location amonsgt the olive groves but there is so much more to explore in the area.
luxury villa in perfect secluded setting
With extraordinary views of the Med to one side, and even more extraordinary views all the way to Mt.Etna on the other - I don't think it's possible to choose a better setting than Casa Pedro in Sicily.
The villa itself is exquisite - modern, clean, the latest in everything! Supping a cold one in the infiniti pool whilst watching the sun fall below the hills and mountains isn't a bad way to end the day!
Hidden at the top of a hill just outside Noto it feels like you're a million miles away from the hustle and bustle of the beach/bars/restaurants and local towns - but actually you're only 15 mins away from the sea. So when the mood takes you and you need a beer and a perfect pasta lunch, there are so many great authentic Sicilian places to sample. The sea is crystal clear turquoise, and warm. The beaches are spotless with miles of sand to wander on - perfect for the kids.
If you want to venture further afield you can hit Syracuse and check out the extraordinary food markets as well as the awe-inspiring ancient Greek and Roman ruins.
All in all; Casa Pedro is one of the coolest villas you can stay in, in the most amazing setting, in one of the Med's greatest islands! I'll def be back!
A most enjoyable getaway.
Renting the house was no problem, Tom was always very responsive and helpful.
We stayed at the house first week of September 2016. Allthough remotely located and only reachable after an 8 minute drive over a dirt road, we had no problem finding the way to the house thanks to Google Navigation. Giovanni, the neighboring farmer, was there to let us in and showed us around.
The house is best located on top of a gentle hill, giving the house stunning views over the vendicari reserve towards the sea as well as a wide inland view.
The garden is beautiful and most generous. The pool is huge, well maintained and really enoyable, our kids loved it.
The house is big enough for 8 people, having 4 bedrooms and 2 bathrooms. The house offers all amenities you need and is also well maintained, considering the secluded location.
It is a perfect hideaway and provides tranquility, if this is what you are looking for.
We enjoyed our stay and can definitely recommend it.
A perfect family break
Our holiday was perfect in every way, the house was beautiful, comfortable and a cool escape from the heat. The pool was large enough to swim properly and the views from everywhere were stunning. This was our first family holiday together in quite some time so all the above made it very special. We would definitely like a return visit.
The coast and surrounding beaches are about 5 miles away and can be reached by car in 20 minutes. There is the choice of the many beaches on the nature reserve or the more tourist orientated and private beaches towards San Lorenzo and Lido di Noto. There are some wonderful beaches all around the South East coast for those who are happy to explore further a field. There is useful info and guidance on eating, shopping and places to see and visit in the house.
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 20 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.
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 Siracuse and a world famous one in Catania where all the locals buy their produce. There is useful info and helpful tips for local shopping in the house. We can arrange to pre stock the fridge by request.
Additional information about rental rates
Booking Notes: A 40% deposit is required on confirmation of booking. The balance and a fully refundable £250.00 deposit (held against damages) is payable a month before arrival. There is a one off £200.00 cleaning and laundry charge per stay. Rental prices are based on full occupancy (8 people), but are negotiable depending on the time of year. Discounts available for out of season bookings. The pool is covered in the winter months and opened in May. Changeover Day: Saturdays to Saturdays, but we can be flexible depending on time of year and out of 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 length of booking. We are happy to offer discounts out of season and for lower occupancy levels. Arrival and departure times can be flexible with prior agreement.