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Mamma Melina

Prestigious, pool, by the sea, lush park
Scicli (RG)
Villas with pool Villas near the sea Luxury villas 1 KM Mamma Drone Big kitchen properties
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Home:350m2
Garden:3000m2
Pool:10x5

Prestigious villa in the centre of Donnalucata, at just 100 meters from the sandy beach. The property is surrounded by a lush and well maintaned park, were we can find a gorgeous pool area with Jacuzzi, a playground, several oasis of tropical and succulents plants, and many lovely corners both, inside and outside, made by the imaginative and wise art of Melina, the renowned (and friendly) owner of the house (by the way: ask her to let you visit her paintings, books and archaeological collection in her home in Scicli). The property is composed by a main house were we can find in the ground floor a studio with a comfortable sofa bed so that this room can absolutely be adapted as a double bedroom. In this level we also have three lounges and a well equipped kitchen. In the first floor there is a stunning suite facing the park and an exclusive familiar (double plus twin). Just in front the main house we have two spacious and elegant dependance with en-suites. In the garden facing the pool area, we find a gorgeous BBQ area with an indoor kitchen close by. The house is absolutely exclusive and refined mixing new and stylish furnitures with prestigious Sicilian pieces as ceramic, a historic library, paintings a collection of shells … All the buildings are made with the typical white limestone of this area. The exterior is rich in patio, flowers, trees, gazebo … Just outdoor you will find everything you need for: shops, markets, coffe and, most of all, gelaterie and il mareeeee!

 

MAMMA'S ANGELS TIP (by Sandra, who will welcome you at this villa): The ice cream of the Blue Moon and the fish of Donnalucata's market. Write Sandra if you need more tips: info@mammasicily.com 

Roman pool and facade
Roman pool and facade
A drink by the pool
A drink by the pool
Sun and food
Sun and food
This villa has a gorgeous and lush garden of 3.000 sqm
This villa has a gorgeous and lush garden of 3.000 sqm
This house stands in the centre of Donallucata, walking distance from everything
This house stands in the centre of Donallucata, walking distance from everything
Dining outdoor patio by the pool
Dining outdoor patio by the pool
Living room on the ground floor
Living room on the ground floor
We do Sicily
We do Sicily
The wonderful kitchen
The wonderful kitchen
The beach is 200 meters away
The beach is 200 meters away
From the park to the abode
From the park to the abode
Path along the park: pool is on the left
Path along the park: pool is on the left
Double bedroom on the first floor
Double bedroom on the first floor
Double bedroom on the first floor
Double bedroom on the first floor
Stylish bathroom of the suite
Stylish bathroom of the suite
Familiar with ensuite
Familiar with ensuite
In the background the elegant studio that can be adapted as another double bedroom
In the background the elegant studio that can be adapted as another double bedroom
Jacuzzi en-suite
Jacuzzi en-suite
Familiar room with a double and a twin
Familiar room with a double and a twin
Sicilian furnitures, pool, limestone
Sicilian furnitures, pool, limestone
There is a market, a coffee, a bakery, the ATM, a pharmacy ...  just 10 meters away from the house
There is a market, a coffee, a bakery, the ATM, a pharmacy ... just 10 meters away from the house
Pool, park and, still straight, sea
Pool, park and, still straight, sea
There is a renowned fishmarket 200 meters away
There is a renowned fishmarket 200 meters away
Playground by the pool
Playground by the pool
Dependance number two
Dependance number two
Dependance number two
Dependance number two
Dependance number one
Dependance number one
The second kitchen facing the BBQ area
The second kitchen facing the BBQ area
Entrance and the two dependances on the left
Entrance and the two dependances on the left
Playground in the park
Playground in the park
The stunning park with secular threes, flowers, patio and fountains
The stunning park with secular threes, flowers, patio and fountains
Gazebo in the park
Gazebo in the park
Pool and greenery everywhere
Pool and greenery everywhere
From the villa to the sandy beach: 200 meters
From the villa to the sandy beach: 200 meters
Syracuse, Unesco's, 70 km's
Syracuse, Unesco's, 70 km's
This beach: 200 meters
This beach: 200 meters
Scicli (Unesco's): 4 km's
Scicli (Unesco's): 4 km's

Equipment

dishwasher
internet
AC
jacuzzi
washing machine
private pool
BBQ

The area

By Giovanni Vallone (President of MammaSicily, writer, author)

Donnalucata is a lovely place that has ispired a lot of writers, painters and authors.

Here the landscape is coloured in white because of the limestone that draws everything.

Here you can breathe the scent of the sea and here you can enjoy some of the astonishing sunsets you have ever seen.

This is the reason why the painter Guccione painted some of his masterpieces just here in Donnalucata, where the sea and the sky join together as a universal embrace.

In Donnalucata there is the most renowned outdoor fish market of this area and from here you can also get the ferryboat to Malta.

Just few kilometers away here it is the wonderful Scicli (3 km’s), Unesco’s for Baroque style.

Scicli is located inside a canyon and is surrounded by three hills that one can walk up to the top, touring the narrow streets of the town: real Sicily!

Scicli is the main spot of the renowned fiction Inspector Montalbano and that’s because here you can have a real taste of Sicily.

Ragusa Hybla (wonderful!) and Modica (both Unesco’s forBaroque style) are 15 km’s away.

In Modica don’t forget to enjoy its special chocolate, made from centuries by the Modicani.

Close to Donnalucata is the natural reserve of Irminio river (2 km’s) and further ON Marina di Ragusa, a nice sea location.

If you love adventure and nature and archaeology, here it is the Cava d’Ispica a canyon 13 km’s in lenght full of surprises.

Syracuse (Unesco’s), the strongest town of the past (V b.C.) lasts 70 km’s

A paradise: Vendicari (40 km’s), birds, Greeks, Byzantines, Romans and beaches !

Now, I give the pen to my wife Silvana: it's time for food.

“Ciao this is Silvana. Fish is my first advice if you are in this places. And also the "testa di turco", the typical sweet in Scicli. Also, the "scacce", a sort of pizza that you can taste also in this area. You are in Sicily and you can’t miss ice-creams (along the promenade of Donnalucata) and a breakfast with granita with brioche.  My favourite quick Sicilian meal ? Arancino and Cannolo of course! And if you want to taste something really strange take whatever you want done with the carob that in this area is very popular. Some years ago I realized a documentary, for Italian Public Network (Rai), in which I prepared a menù where the carob was present in all dishes. Even the beer!!!

Prices/week

From 26 Aug 2017 to 23 Sep 2017 € 2,400
From 30 Sep 2017 to 28 Oct 2017 € 1,900
From 24 Mar 2018 to 25 May 2018 € 2,100
From 26 May 2018 to 29 Jun 2018 € 2,600
From 30 Jun 2018 to 27 Jul 2018 € 3,200
From 28 Jul 2018 to 31 Aug 2018 € 3,800

Home's rules

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: € 350

 

Check – in: from 2 p.m to 8 p.m

Check – out: within 10 a.m

 

For bookings cancelled 90 days or more before the arrival date, 30% of the paid sum will be retained as a cancellation penalty charge.

For bookings cancelled 40-89 days before the arrival date, 50% of the paid sum will be retained as a cancellation penalty charge.

For bookings cancelled  30-39 days before the arrival date, 70% of the paid sum will be retained as a cancellation penalty charge.

For bookings cancelled 0-29 days before the arrival date, 100% of the paid sum will be retained as a cancellation penalty charge.

Reviews

England (Homeaway)
This villa takes your breath away from the moment you step through the door into the delightful courtyard, just off the town street. The gardens are extensive and the property itself beautiful and grand. We travelled as a group of 7 (all women from different generations) and found that we had lots of space to enjoy each other's company but also for quiet time on your own. We didn't need for anything in the villa. There are two kitchens which we found super helpful, especially as we dined in the garden every day (where the second kitchen is) and each kitchen has everything you need (including a toaster and kettle, which is very unusual when leaving Ireland/England!). The bbq area is also great and the pool very impressive. There is a back entrance which leads you down to the ever stretching gold sandy beach (only 2 minutes walk away). There is air con in every room. The supermarket next door has what you need and there is also a butcher across the street with very good quality meat. We also enjoyed being able to go into the wine factory outlet next door and seek very good local Sicilian wine at very good prices! There are a mixture of nice restaurants nearby. Recommend the pizza place in the sq very close by. It seemed to be where all the locals ate on a Saturday night. The village/town itself is very quiet (although we did go in September after summer season) but if you are looking to relax, rather than party, it is perfect. There is only one thing that would have made our stay absolutely perfect, and that is some softer bedding. This may be just us as a group however as we like our soft mattresses and sometimes find beds abroad hard, which wakes you up! But we really enjoyed our stay, the hosts were lovely and helpful (always on hand if you needed anything) and we would like to go back again.

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