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Mamma Maja

Fantastic seaview, pool, nature, Sicilian landscape
Avola (SR)
Villas with pool Amazing seaview properties
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Home:160m2
Garden:10m2
Pool:12x4.5

Breathtaking property located in the countryside of Avola, completely immersed in a typical Sicilian landscape with an exciting view of the Ionian Sea and the city of Avola. The property is characterized by two units, both with double bed, bathroom with shower, fully equipped kitchen and large living area with double sofa bed. In both houses we will also find a large terrace where you can enjoy the beautiful view of the Mediterranean Sea and have a Sicilian meal! This property has a huge land where you can enjoy seasonal fruits and vegetables. From the western side of the garden begins a path that leads down to a canyon where there is also a spring. This charming and genuine Sicilian property is about 3 km from the centre of Avola Antica and about 10 km from Avola. Please note that the last 500 meters of road, are very steep (as you can see clearly through the pictures) so we strongly recommend to have a car not too low.

Bedrooms (2) and Bathrooms (2): each house has a unique environment with double bed and double sofa bed for a total of 8 places.

MAMMA'S ANGELS TIP (by Diego, who will welcome you at this villa): The Cavagrande del Cassibile reserve, the so called Sicilian paradise, is just few kilometers away. Write Diego if you need more tips (fill the form on the right)

Pool, South house and Ionian sea
Pool, South house and Ionian sea
Sicily in a picture
Sicily in a picture
North house: kitchen
North house: kitchen
The two houses and the great location overlooking Avola
The two houses and the great location overlooking Avola
North house (on foreground) and South house (on the background)
North house (on foreground) and South house (on the background)
South house: living and kitchen
South house: living and kitchen
South house: through the window, view of the sea
South house: through the window, view of the sea
South house: double bedroom
South house: double bedroom
South house: bathroom with shower
South house: bathroom with shower
South house: view of the ocean
South house: view of the ocean
Fully immersed in a Sicilian landscape
Fully immersed in a Sicilian landscape
The power of sea, the nature, the landscape, the silence
The power of sea, the nature, the landscape, the silence
Overview of the two houses
Overview of the two houses
North house: living area and sofa bed facing the Mediterranean sea
North house: living area and sofa bed facing the Mediterranean sea
North house: from the kitchen to the living room
North house: from the kitchen to the living room
You can touch the sea with a finger
You can touch the sea with a finger
The pool among the two units. On the right you can enjoy the huge Sicilian garden where you can also enjoy the products of the land
The pool among the two units. On the right you can enjoy the huge Sicilian garden where you can also enjoy the products of the land
North house: loft
North house: loft
North house: bathroom with shower
North house: bathroom with shower
Too cool: pool and Avola
Too cool: pool and Avola
North house: staircase to the loft
North house: staircase to the loft
Red table, white stone, green lawn, blue ocean
Red table, white stone, green lawn, blue ocean
North house: overview
North house: overview
North house: picture from  the loft
North house: picture from the loft
Sicilian horizon: Greece straitgh ahead
Sicilian horizon: Greece straitgh ahead
Overview: the two units, the pool, the gorgeous view of Avola and the Ionian sea, the garden with many fruit plants and vegetables
Overview: the two units, the pool, the gorgeous view of Avola and the Ionian sea, the garden with many fruit plants and vegetables
The wellspring at the bottom of the canyon, that one can reach from a path that starts from the garden
The wellspring at the bottom of the canyon, that one can reach from a path that starts from the garden
The wonderful Syracuse (Unesco's): 20 kms
The wonderful Syracuse (Unesco's): 20 kms
Cavagrande del Cassibile: 5 kms
Cavagrande del Cassibile: 5 kms
Etna: 70 kms
Etna: 70 kms
Fishmarket in Syracuse: 20 kms
Fishmarket in Syracuse: 20 kms
Akray: 20 kms
Akray: 20 kms
Avola beach: 10 kms
Avola beach: 10 kms
Marzamemi: 30 kms
Marzamemi: 30 kms
Noto (Unesco's): 20 kms
Noto (Unesco's): 20 kms
Pantalica (Unesco's): 40 kms
Pantalica (Unesco's): 40 kms
Catania: 70 kms
Catania: 70 kms
Vendicari: birds, Romans and Greeks settlements and beaches, 20 kms
Vendicari: birds, Romans and Greeks settlements and beaches, 20 kms
Access road to the property
Video review of the house

Equipment

internet
AC
washing machine
private pool
BBQ

The area

By Giovanni Vallone (President of Il Console Association, writer, author)

Closest Market:  5 kms - Closest restaurant: 5 kms - Closest Piazza (or center): 5 kms

 

We are in Avola antica, a village with many beautifull villas enjoyed above all in the summer season by the owners. In Avola antica (that is the site of the anciente Avola destroyed by the 1693 earthquake) we can find markets and restaurants. Avola antica is worldwide renowned to be the settlement of Cavagrande del Cassibile (photo), the so called Sicilian Paradise a deep canyon where you can find ancient dwellings carved on the rock, lakes, gorges and a very lush vegetation.   

Avola is almost 5 kms away and is a very nice town with well maintaned sandy beaches.

 

 

 

Syracuse (photo), the wonderful and powerful town of the past (V b.C.) is at about 15 kms. Here we can admire many impressive monuments of the past as, for instance, the Greek theatre, the Orecchio di Dionisio, the temple of Athena, whose columns, presently, are incorporated inside the Duomo, as aisles and the archaeological museum Paolo Orsi, the biggest and among the most important in the world.

Worth a visit also the museum of Papyrus.

Ortigia is the downtown of Syracuse and is a little island linked to the mainland through two bridges. It’s a unique place, nice and full of life and with a great outdoor market.

Piazza Duomo is the hearth of Ortigia but don’t forget to visit the fonte Aretusa (where still now Papyrus grows), and to have a walk along the promenade.

15 km’s away here it is the capital of Baroque style in the world: Noto.

Just some kilometer from Noto, on top of a hill, here it is the amazing remains of the ancient Noto (Noto Antica), destroyed by the earthquake of 1693 and from where you can also access the Paradiso canyon.

Close by Noto here it is Vendicari, a sort of paradise for birds, birdwatchers, sea lovers, naturalists, archaeologists …

Do you want to see 5.000 tombs carved on the rock, an underground river and a lush forest: welcome to Pantalica , 40 km's away.

 

Another great place worth a visit is Akray (photo), a Greek site, in Palazzolo Acreide at almost 20 kms away.

Etna, the biggest volcano in Europe (3.300 sqm) is 70 km’s away.

I suggest you to enjoy Mamma's Etna tour, the most requested in Sicily.

 

 

 

 

That’s all.

Just a last tip: have a pizza or a fish meal in Ortigia.

And don’t forget to taste the granita for breakfast!

 

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Reviews

Germania
We spent 1 week in Mamma Maja and actually came back for a second one because it was so nice. The place is gorgeous in the middle of the country side. It has 2 separate houses that each can hold up to 3-4 people easily. We have been there with our teenage sons and they had a house on their own which was relaxing for all parts of the family. Each house is fully equipped with queensize bed, additional queensize couch bed, kitchen and shower bath. The interior is nice rural Italian style. But the amazing thing is the outdoor. The pool is nice and fresh even on hot summer days (and it was hot even for Sicily), there is always a breeze and the view is spectacular. We have been in various places in Sicily but here you have a full panorama view from Siracusa down to the southeast end of Sicily. You have tons of space and the next neighbour is nowhere in sight. Just a couple of words of caution (not negative for the place but rather for untrained Sicily travellers) - the house is in the MIDDLE of the country side meaning: the private street that leads to the house is interesting even for Sicilian Standards - don't come with a sports car and calculate 30min for your trip from Avola - better do your shopping before you drive up in the mountains. And be ready to encounter wild life and be in a very lonely and remote area - all of that not dangerous but still unusual if you are a city kid. Enjoy the wonderful stay and a big thank you to Salvatore and his wife if you meet them.

Home's rules

Minimum stay 5 days (except July and August, 1 week). Changeover day: Saturday (unless different agreement with the owner).

The electricity is included up to a consumption of kWh 250 per week. Beyond that limit it will have a cost of € 0,36 per kWh.     

Damage deposit to be paid locally: € 500

Cancellation policy

When the customer cancels a reservation 60 days or more before the arrival date the owner will retain the half of the paid sum as a cancellation penalty charge.

When the customer cancels a reservation 59 days or less before the arrival date the owner will retain the whole of the paid sums as a cancellation penalty charge.

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