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Francesco Villa Rosa

  • Swimming pool
  • Car hire
* Self-Catering Property in Santa Maria Del Focallo, Sicily
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Set in a rural landscape of olive groves and fruit trees, yet less than 5km from the coast & lovely sandy beaches, this large private, modern 4 bedroomed villa, with its own pool and delightful gardens, is spacious and comfortable.

In Sicily’s south east corner, between Pozzallo and Porto Ulisse, there is 15km of some of the island’s most beautiful beaches, with fine golden sand and warm, absolutely pristine, transparent sea. Said to be “the bluest beaches of Italy”, it is no wonder that so much of this coast has been awarded with the Blue Flag accolade for its cleanliness and sheer natural beauty. It is really wonderful. With so much beach, finding your spot, even in high season is not usually a problem, either on the free areas or in lidos. Of course, August and Ferragosto is much more busy and lively, but there are many summer periods, when you might have the beaches almost to yourselves.

Pozzallo itself is typical of a seaside town-cum-port-cum-resort, the historic centre of which has now been rather overpowered by the more modern development around it. It is worthy of a visit or two, nevertheless. The beach is splendid, backed by the interesting old part and Torre Cabrera, a 15th century watchtower. There is a long promenade, a myriad of bars and restaurants, some great shops, and it is a perfect spot to watch the sun slowly sink into some of the most glorious sunsets you will ever see – preferably with a glass in hand! If you are really adventurous, you could even pop over to Malta. High-speed ferries from Pozzallo can get you there in an hour and a half.

Heading east of Pozzallo, the road will take you along the coast, past sandy beaches separated from the road by dunes, rarely glimpsing the crystalline waters hidden behind them. The whole of this area is really where the locals go to the beach and bars, restaurants and little shops are strung out along the coast road. Santa Maria del Foccallo is a residential area, just over 7km from Pozzallo and about 23km from the quaint and picturesque hamlet of Marzamemi, in the other direction. Marzamemi is a “must visit” for any holiday in this area. Its pretty Arab-influenced baglio has been transformed into a delightful courtyard of intriguing little shops, bars and restaurants and it is well worth sampling the cuisine.

Almost 8km further along the coast road from Santa Maria del Foccallo, you reach the stunning bay and coves around Porto Ulisse. A well-kept secret, off the main coast road, it is somewhat hidden away – a real jewel. Marzamemi is only about 16km from here. The wild and beautiful Vendicari Nature Reserve is about 20km. There you will discover idyllic deserted beaches and a striking pink spectacle of thousands of flamingos. Also nearby, is Portopalo di Capopassero, with a tropical white sandy beach and a tiny island just off shore. This is Italy’s southernmost tip, where the Mediterranean Sea meets the Ionian.

Less than 5km from Santa Maria del Foccallo and the long stretches of golden Blue Flag sandy beaches and transparent sea, Francesco Villa Rosa is in a rural setting of olive groves and orchards. A two storey detached villa, it is set in its own pretty gardens of lawns and lofty palms and the centerpiece of the garden is the delightful large pool. Ideal for outdoor living, there is a charming terrace, overlooking the pool, with rattan furniture for relaxing and small table and chairs. There is another really great terrace at the back of the villa, with an outside kitchen and large table and chairs.

Very much a family villa, the charming owners have built it for their own use, when it is not booked, and it has a real feeling of easy comfort about it. They have a disabled grandson, so one of the bedrooms and a shower room (with walk-in shower) were made with him in mind, although both can be used by able-bodied guests. It is modern, of good quality and well-presented – not designer fashionable, but very tasteful, comfortable and welcoming, with simply furnished bedrooms.

On the ground floor, the colours are sunny Sicilian yellow and marine blue. The open-plan and spacious living/dining room has a well-equipped kitchen area, in which there is a spiral staircase leading to the first floor. Also on the ground floor, there is one double bedroom, one single (equipped with a special bed for their disabled grandson) and a shower room, with walk-in shower cubicle.

The second floor of Francesco Villa Rosa is in the “mansarda” roof, so has wooden beamed ceilings and low headroom in parts. The spiral staircase leads to a small sitting area for two and then to two double bedrooms and a shower room. There is no wardrobe upstairs, instead there is a large chest of drawers on the landing for guests to share.

This is a really super villa, not far from anywhere and in a lovely setting, with a great pool.

Smoking – we ask smokers to smoke outside only please.

Review

“Francesco Villa Rosa was one of the most comfortable and well appointed holiday villas we have ever stayed in….with a wonderful pool, great outside kitchen and excellent gas-fired BBQ.” Antony & Stefanie, Cardiff

Price/Offers

*Offers subject to availability and terms and conditions.

January

  • Was £1,353
  • From £1,353

February

  • Was £1,353
  • From £1,353

March

  • Was £1,737
  • From £1,737

April

  • Was £1,818
  • From £1,818

May

  • Was £1,818
  • From £1,818

June

  • Was £1,957
  • From £1,957

July

  • Was £2,301
  • From £2,301

August

  • Was £2,301
  • From £2,301

September

  • Was £1,898
  • From £1,898

October

  • Was £1,710
  • From £1,710

November

  • Was £1,418
  • From £1,418

December

  • Was £1,418
  • From £1,418

All prices are ‘from prices’ and can fluctuate during each month. All prices are subject to change/amendment. Prices are stated as per person, per week (based on 2 sharing, single supplements apply) and are inclusive of transfers. Flights can also be booked, allowing you to benefit from our ATOL protection.

Whilst weekly prices are shown, our holidays are tailor made and individual nights can be booked at many of our properties. Please call us or use the Enquire Now button above for our latest prices & availability.

Features

  • Private driveway & electronic gate
  • 3 double rooms
  • 1 single room, with bed suitable for some disabilities
  • 2 shower rooms
  • The upstairs bedrooms do not have wardrobes, instead they share a large chest of drawers on the landing
  • Air-conditioning in ground floor rooms
  • Kitchen with 4-ring hob, oven, microwave and fridge freezer
  • Small utility with washing machine
  • Iron and Ironing board
  • Outside kitchen with 4-ring hob and sink
  • Pool (open mid-April to October, weather permitting)
  • Pool and beach towels provided
  • TV (limited English satellite channels) 
  • Terraces furnished with table, chairs and sunbeds plus comfortable sofas and chairs with coffee table
  • Barbecue
  • Hairdryer
  • Mosquito nets
  • Final cleaning charge of €60, payable locally
  • Security deposit of €300 or £250 payable in cash on arrival, to be refunded at end of stay if all is in order
  • Outside shower
  • Smoking – we ask smokers to smoke outside only please

Rooms

Less than 5km from Santa Maria del Foccallo and the long stretches of golden Blue Flag sandy beaches and transparent sea, Francesco Villa Rosa is in a rural setting of olive groves and orchards. A two story detached villa, it is set in its own pretty gardens of lawns and lofty palms and the centerpiece of the garden is the delightful large pool. Ideal for outdoor living, there is a charming terrace, overlooking the pool, with rattan furniture for relaxing and small table and chairs. There is another really great terrace at the back of the villa, with an outside kitchen and large table and chairs.

Very much a family villa, the charming owners have built it for their own use, when it is not booked, and it has a real feeling of easy comfort about it. They have a disabled grandson, so one of the bedrooms and a shower room (with walk in shower) were made with him in mind, although both can be used by able-bodied guests. It is modern, of good quality and well-presented – not designer fashionable, but very tasteful, comfortable and welcoming, with simply furnished bedrooms. 

On the ground floor, the colours are sunny Sicilian yellow and marine blue. The open-plan and spacious living/dining room has a well-equipped kitchen area, in which there is a spiral staircase leading to the first floor. Also on the ground floor, there is one double bedroom, one single (equipped with a special bed for their disabled grandson) and a shower room, with walk-in shower cubicle.

The second floor of Francesco Villa Rosa is in the “mansarda” roof, so has wooden beamed ceilings and low headroom in parts. The spiral staircase leads to a small sitting area for two and then to two double bedrooms and a shower room. There is no wardrobe upstairs, instead there is a large chest of drawers on the landing for guests to share.

This is a really super villa, not far from anywhere and in a lovely setting, with a great pool.

Location

Reviews

“Francesco Villa Rosa was one of the most comfortable and well appointed holiday villas we have ever stayed in….with a wonderful pool, great outside kitchen and excellent gas-fired BBQ.” Antony & Stefanie, Cardiff

Extra Information

Available Board Basis
Self-catered
Nearest Airport(s)
1 hr 5 mins
1 hr 30 mins
3 hrs 30 mins
Nearest Town: Santa Maria Del Focallo
Places of Interest: Ispica Gorge, Scicli, Noto, Siracusa, Marzamemi, Vendicari Nature Reserve
Distance to Coast: Approx. 5km
Internet Access: Yes
Swimming Pool: Yes
Restaurant: No