Villa Castiglionen uima-allas, pysäköidä panoram näkymä
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100 %:n hyvitys, jos peruutus on tehty vähintään 60 päivää ennen saapumispäivää. 50 %:n hyvitys, jos peruutus on tehty vähintään 30 päivää ennen saapumispäivää.
beautiful property with history and lovely views
What an amazing property! Antonio and his mother welcomed us with beautiful local cakes, cheeses, bread, and fruit, and gave us a wonderful tour of the house. It is a magical place to stay. Very close to groceries and other shopping, the kitchen is well supplied and everything works perfectly. There is lots of hot water, and the wifi is strong throughout the property. The estate is a marvel, and even though we didn't swim (we managed to be there during a stormy few days), the pool area is gorgeous. We highly recommend the Villa Castiglione!
Great experience in this historic place
We had a great time in this beautiful house with all historic details. Perfect service and a nice swimming pool. Friendly owner and his family gave us a great stay, by arrival we had delicious food for the first day. Perfect location to visit the region. We highly recommend this place. Geja and Riemie
amazingly beautiful villa. Just perfect!
Villa Castiglione is a trip back in time, and it's not a recreated piece of the past - it's genuine in every possible way, except of course, such things as the spotlessly clean pool, the bathrooms and the appliances (we even used the washing machine once). Everything else - the time-polished slabs of the front yard, the ancient stone wall fences, the stone planter boxes - looked and felt so authentic, as if it was taken from a museum.
We spent only three days there, and were very sad to leave. The villa was so beautiful, we were reluctant to leave every morning, though there's a ton to see within a short drive. We just wanted to linger a little more, to take a few more pictures or make another video.
Privacy: we were the only guests, and enjoyed the huge apartment on the second floor, with a separate door, kitchen and 2 bathrooms. It has 1 master bedroom plus 2 more very spacious bedrooms, a study room with beautiful antique furniture, a dining room with a pretty old china cabinet filled with figurines, and a kitchen equipped with everything one might need to cook a serious meal, including an electric citrus juicer, teapot, etc.
The bedroom closet had over a dozen towels and extra sheets/blankets.
The host: Antonio went overboard in his hospitality. His mother prepared a welcome snack that could count for a whole dinner. Antonio and his mother greeted us upon arrival and answered all our questions. Antonio gave us info on beaches, supermarkets, and towns to visit. He is a true patriot of beautiful Sicilia, and is very attached to the villa that has been in his family's possession for centuries.
Location: the villa would be a perfect place for an unforgettable wedding or family gathering. It is located in a very secluded area just outside of Ragusa, yet it is easily and quickly accessible from the major highway.
A really enjoyable stay in an impressive villa
Our group of six really enjoyed staying at Villa Castiglione in July. After we arrived, the host family welcomed us with freshly cut melon, smoked cheese, ricotta tarts and other pastries, which we really appreciated.
The villa and grounds, including a beautiful pine tree, are truly impressive. The accommodation on offer is a large apartment taking up most of the upper floor of the villa. The interior has many features including original tiled floors and a handsome black stone fireplace. It’s clear that you’ve stepped into a family home with a rich history.
The villa’s terrace is a lovely spot to have breakfast or to look at the night sky. An outdoor dining table would be a welcome addition to the terrace. The pool area is large enough for everyone to have their own space if they want it – there’s grass and the shade of trees, all surrounded by beautiful dry-stone walls, trees and shrubs.
Beaches are within easy reach by car and we went kitesurfing whenever there was wind. There’s a shopping centre five minutes’ drive away plus there’s a fantastic farm shop very close and a family-run restaurant that serves fantastic pizza.
The villa and grounds are exposed so it was not uncomfortably hot during our stay and the villa was generally cool inside. Sometimes it was nice to wear something warm in the evening.
The host family is very pleasant and down-to-earth. There are two lovely dogs in the grounds, plus goats, hens, a cat and a peacock. Someone turned up daily to clean the pool and take care of the plants and animals, but otherwise we had the run of the place. We’ll definitely be returning.
Très beau et bon sejour
Très belle demeure restée authentique. Le charme d'antan opère toujours. Très belle vue alentour et jardin très spacieux.
Wonderful stay in a lovely apartment
We stayed four weeks in this villa and had a great time enjoying the house, garden, pool and amazing views. When we first arrived we were a bit disappointed since we had been told there were no other houses or people living there. In fact the part that is rented out as a villa is a big apartment on the second floor. Antonio, belonging to the family and very helping and sympathetic, is living downstairs. There is also two other apartments, one which is being rented out. So don't expect to be alone. The grounds are also shared with dogs, cats, goats, peacocks, hence, a turtle etc which was a much welcome surprise for our kids. Especially the 10 puppies! There are no AC or jazucci as was indicated in the add that now seam to be missing. The pool is however very big and is cleaned every day. It was very hot when we were there but we managed with fans. The house is a stonehouse and the ceilings are high so it didn't get too warm. The hosts are extremely hospitable and offered us a buffet of local products upon arrival, bought a cake for our baby's first birthday and sweets for our guests. They answer directly on any questions and Antonio not only offered us a free tour on Donnafugata castle but also took us on a walk showing us the grounds. We loved the apartment, almost like a castle and a big terrace we enjoyed since the garden is a short walk away. The kitchen could have been better done, almost no space to work on and a gas oven. But hey the property is from the 1830's! Also we had some space issues with all the small decorations everywhere, beautiful but not much space for our stuff and we were afraid of breaking anything. We had some friends visiting and it worked out fine. Just bear in mind that the bedrooms are connected so you have to go through every room to reach the last bedroom. There are only one bathroom and toilet but fortunately one by the pool as well.
The area was nice although the white plantations is a ugly look while driving downhill. We especially liked Punta Secca and the Noto region. Ragusa Ibla and the other baroque cities are worth visiting. Too bad you can't take walks outside the house since there is only a big road with heavy intense traffic on it. The beaches are 25 minutes away.
In all we had a great stay although we didn't expect it to be an apartment. We can highly recommend it but bear in mind that there might be a party by the pool in the night/early morning!
Usually we don’t reply to any reviews but in our various sites is the one that satisfies us less despite being 4 stars and many compliments from the writer. We want to say that we have solved some "problems" by creating another bathroom as you can see in the photos. So the villa is equipped with 2 bathrooms inside the house and 2 near the pool: but in the description we had written that there was a bathroom in the house and two others near the pool. The kitchen is described as "uncomfortable". Subjective judgment that isn’t reflected in any other review and is a criticism that we haven’t heard from any of our guests in these 3 years. On the contrary, they greatly appreciate ceramic tiles and antique wall units. We come to the fact that they didn’t find themselves alone when they arrived. Besides the lands, the villa includes thousands of walkable metrinquadrati, obviously if it were only for those who rent the prices they would be totally different and much higher. But we can assure you that the presence of Antonio is fundamental for any information, advice, as well as being discreet and kind and is located in a room that doesn’t border the house or even in the same entrance. Those who book and stay with us have an independent entrance. The villa is not rented to other families, you won’t find other people who rent the pool or the house and you’ll be alone in the areas described and in the photos uploaded on the site. About the "party": unfortunately it was a birthday celebration of a cousin in the pool, which is rare that happened once in 3 years. We had asked the guests beforehand if it was possible to grant this request with good pleasure on their part. So writing that you can find a party until the mornings is very humiliating and untrue because we don’t do other activities outside the casavacanza. Regarding the noise of the road: leaving home or apartment as they call it, there are many nature trails around the villa to do walking through the lands with the wonderful view that you can see from the panoramic photos; obviously leaving the villa you go on a road where we will find the cars (it seems strange?) but we are still in the open countryside. We thank the guests who mentioned our aperitif-welcome, the cake bought for their son's birthday, the free tour inside the Castle of Donnafugata and many other things that without the presence of Antonio and my mother would make the Villa a place anonymous as many who surrender their home to any real estate.