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Francesco Villa Verde

  • Swimming pool
  • Play area for children
  • Restaurant
* Self-Catering Property in Santa Maria Del Focallo, Sicily
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A 300m flat walk to a sandy beach, in a residential area, a delightful, good quality, impressive 3 bedroomed modern villa, with a charming garden. A beautifully presented villa in a great location near blue flag beaches.

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.

Near Santa Maria del Foccallo and only about 300m back from the coast road and the beach, in a residential area, Francesco Villa Verde sits in its own grounds and pretty walled garden. A flat, gentle stroll brings you to the coast road. Cross this and directly opposite is a gap in the dunes, which leads onto the wonderful golden sand, stretching as far as the eye can see in both directions.

Francesco Villa Verde is an impressive detached, modern villa. Owned by a builder, who is extremely proud of it, it is obvious that he has put his heart and soul into building and furnishing it and we hope that guests will cherish it with the care it deserves. It is very private and guests enter through an electronic gate onto a private driveway. The garden is well kept and pretty with Mediterranean trees, palms and shrubs. Great for alfresco living, the ample covered terraces around the villa are extremely generous and perfect for relaxing. There is even an extra kitchen off the terrace, which has another fridge, a pizza oven and barbecue. In fact, the cooking facilities outside are so good, that it is difficult to imagine the need to use the “posh” kitchen inside! Even one of the shower rooms is off the terrace – so will you ever need to go inside except to sleep?

The villa’s interior is spacious and bright and all on one floor. The open-plan sitting/dining room, with beautifully fitted kitchen area, is extremely comfortable and elegant. A stunning glass dining table and white upholstered dining chairs and sofas feel stylish and give much more of an impression of a home than a holiday villa. Two sets of French doors lead directly onto terraces outside. Leading off the lounge, a corridor takes guests to the three tastefully furnished bedrooms and two good, modern shower rooms. The third shower room, which is also of a good modern standard, is accessed off the terrace, next to the outdoor kitchen.

Smoking – we ask smokers to smoke outside only please

Review

We were so delited to be greated by a pack of wine, beer and snacks! A great touch and make us feel really welcome. Access to the beach was so easy also, a great spot! – Sean, Cornwall

Great landscaped grounds and a pool made the trip for us! Lots of space for the whole family to do their own thing and also be together would highly recommend! – Chris & Eve, Shropshire

Price/Offers

*Offers subject to availability and terms and conditions.

January

  • Was £1,402
  • From £1,402

February

  • Was £1,402
  • From £1,402

March

  • Was £1,707
  • From £1,707

April

  • Was £1,852
  • From £1,852

May

  • Was £2,053
  • From £2,053

June

  • Was £2,329
  • From £2,329

July

  • Was £2,765
  • From £2,765

August

  • Was £2,765
  • From £2,765

September

  • Was £2,270
  • From £2,270

October

  • Was £1,910
  • From £1,910

November

  • Unavailable

December

  • Was £1,970
  • From £1,970

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
  • 1 en-suite double room
  • 1 double room with French doors to outside
  • 1 twin/double room
  • Main shower room inside
  • 3rd shower room accessed from outside
  • Only 1 of the double rooms has a wardrobe, the other 2 bedrooms have hanging rails instead
  • Beach towels provided
  • Air-conditioning
  • TV (limited English satellite channels)
  • IPod dock
  • Washing machine and dishwasher
  • Iron and ironing board
  • Barbecue and pizza oven outside
  • Hairdryer
  • Mosquito nets
  • Initial/final clean included & for stays of 2 weeks or more Saturday clean also included
  • Security deposit of €400 or £340 payable in cash on arrival, to be refunded at end of stay if all is in order
  • Bicycles for clients use
  • Smoking – we ask smokers to smoke outside only please
  • Swimming pool

Rooms

Francesco Villa Verde is an impressive detached, modern villa. Owned by a builder, who is extremely proud of it, it is obvious that he has put his heart and soul into building and furnishing it and we hope that guests will cherish it with the care it deserves. It is very private and guests enter through an electronic gate onto a private driveway. The garden is well kept and pretty with Mediterranean trees, palms and shrubs. Great for alfresco living, the ample covered terraces around the villa are extremely generous and perfect for relaxing. There is even an extra kitchen off the terrace, which has another fridge and a pizza oven. In fact, the cooking facilities outside are so good, that it is difficult to imagine the need to use the “posh” kitchen inside! Even one of the shower rooms is off the terrace – so will you ever need to go inside except to sleep?

The villa’s interior is spacious and bright and all on one floor. The open-plan sitting/dining room, with beautifully fitted kitchen area, is extremely comfortable and elegant. A stunning glass dining table and white upholstered dining chairs and sofas feel stylish and give much more of an impression of a home than a holiday villa. Two sets of French doors lead directly onto terraces outside. Leading off the lounge, a corridor takes guests to the three tastefully furnished bedrooms and two good, modern shower rooms. The third shower room, which is also of a good modern standard, is accessed off the terrace, next to the outdoor kitchen.  

  • 1 en-suite double room with hanging rails for clothes
  • 1 double room with French doors to outside
  • 1 twin/double room with hanging rails for clothes
  • Main shower room inside
  • 3rd shower room accessed from outside
  • Only 1 of the double rooms has a wardrobe, the other 2 bedrooms have hanging rails instead
  • Kitchen with 4-ring hob, oven, microwave, dishwasher and fridge freezer
  • Outside kitchen with 4-ring hob, pizza oven and barbecue
  • Terraces furnished with tables and chairs, sunbeds and umbrella plus outside sofas and coffee table

Location

Reviews

We were so delited to be greated by a pack of wine, beer and snacks! A great touch and make us feel really welcome. Access to the beach was so easy also, a great spot! – Sean, Cornwall

Great landscaped grounds and a pool made the trip for us! Lots of space for the whole family to do their own thing and also be together would highly recommend! – Chris & Eve, Shropshire

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. 300 metres
Internet Access: Yes
Swimming Pool: Yes
Restaurant: No