Price From 5400 per week (more information)
Sleeps 6
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms 4
Accessibility The house is accessible for less mobile guests.
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La Riserva


What a magnificent place! Indulge yourself in this villa of absolutely the highest quality.


La Riserva reflects the light, the sea, the aromas and the silence of the Sicilian Island. These where the elements that inpired the owners, a Dutch-Italian Architect from Milan and his wife, for designing and building this stunning villa.

Although very modern this house fits perfectly into its natural environment. The infinite horizon and the view of the Vendicari Nature Reserve with the sea in the back is unique.
Furnishings throughout the villa are are of the highest quality. In a way contemporary but the design respects the rules and the landscape, Modern elements are continiously combined with local, traditional elements like the natura stone of Noto and the lava stone of the Etna Vulcano.
The Natural Vendiari Reserve became a protected area in 1984 by the Sicilian region. It is located precisely halfway between Noto and Pachino with a territory that extends for about 1512 hectares. Inside the reserve, an entire ecosystem lives undisturbed.
You will find yourself frequently in front of breath-taking landscapes, dense vegetation that suddenly opens to a clear sea, very long and golden beaches.
Vendicari is definitely among the Italian areas of major interest from the point of unspoiled nature. From the observation cabins, you can admire Flamingos, Herons, and Storks. 

The Tonnara has become one of the symbols of Vendicari, a structure of great charm that dominates the central area of the Reserve. All the beaches of the Reserve (Tonnara, Eloro, Pizzuta, Calamosche, Marianelli) are accessible and are just a few minutes’ drive and walk from La Riserva, by parking the car and walking some way.
There are many other beaches that you can easily reach by car within 30 minutes’ drive or less without any walk. For most of them the access to the white sands is easy, with lidos and options of water sports: San Lorenzo, Portopalo di Capo Passero and Isola delle Correnti, Ferro di Cavallo - Avola, Calabernardo, Lido di Noto, Fontane Bianche and Riserva del Gelsomineto.
Noto, is an authentic masterpiece of Baroque art protected as a UNESCO Wordl Heritage Site, is only 10 minutes by car from La Riserva.
Marzamemi, one of the prettiest seaside fishing village of this area, is only 10 minutes’ drive from the villa. The village is still renowned for its tuna dishes, and is home to a film festival in late July. The restored Tonnara square shelters traditional bars and restaurants. 
Also close to Casa Vendicari are the gorgeous UNESCO World Heritage baroque towns of Modica, Ragusa Ibla and Scicli and, of course, Syracuse, with its historic island centre, Ortigia.

Rooms description


Bedrooms

In the bedroom area the large windows provide also here beautiful views toward the sea and the reserve in front of it. Two of the bedrooms are doubles while the third bedroom is a flexible double/twin room. All of them have their own en-suite bathroom with shower. The bedrooms are airconditioned and have ceiling fans. Big sheet-metal sunscreens run along the façade, shaping and fragmenting the light in the warmest hours, creating origami-like designs on the floor, like the texture of Arabian architecture. They also ensure security while allowing air to circulate. All bedrooms are airconditioned.

Bathrooms

4 Bathrooms, of which 3 are en-suite.
Hand soap in bathrooms will be provided.

Kitchen

A beautiful ‘made to measure’ island kitchen dominates the space while large custom-made doors hides completely all appliances, the sink and the pantry.

Living rooms

There is one spacious living-kitchen area, with huge sliding glass doors. This provides a very transparant feeling with the most spectacular views. Very large iron outdoor shutters can move across all windows and the terrace and provide shade when neccesary. The kitchen opens to the outside terrace with small pool and outside cooking area. In the living area the Paola Lenti sofa guarantees amazing views and is also in off season the place to stay next to the lava stone fireplace.

Other rooms

The laundry is positioned in a separate room with space to roll out the linen.

Facilities


Cleaning

3 hours of mid week cleaning from 10.00 to 13.00and on Saturday in case of bookings of more than 1 week. Bath and bed linen change on Wednesday and Saturday. The pool is under continuous maintenance during your stay.

Amenities

Private pool, Air conditioning, Hob/Stove, Oven, Fridge, Fridge with freezer, Microwave, Washing machine, Iron+board, Satellite tv, Television, Wifi, Central heating, Room fans, Cot, High chair, Barbeque

Accessibility

The house is accessible for less mobile guests.

Outside

The small, but very particular pool measures 4 x 4,6 meters. All coated with lava stone and has been positioned in a central position like a large arab bathtub where guests can relax and chat with friends who are relaxing at the terraces around. All garden furniture is from the well known italian designer Paola Lenti and is of the highest quality. Close to the pool, surrounded by very old plants, prickly pears and olives trees, there is a covered panoramic terrace with lava stone dining table, covered in unique geometrical tiles by the modern design brand Made-a-Mano. Near to the table a well-equipped outdoor kitchen and barbecue is the perfect place to cook summer dinners. The decking continues with a large motorized roof sun blind. During the evenings this area is a magical spot for long dinners with millions of stars all around you.

Notes

A welcome package with milk, water, bread, fresh fruit etc will be provided. Airconditioning in the bedrooms only.

Availability


Pricing & Booking


Pricing
from 22 June 2019 to 27 July 2019 € 7920
from 27 July 2019 to 7 September 2019 € 8760
from 7 September 2019 to 12 October 2019 € 7920
from 12 October 2019 to 26 October 2019 € 6840
from 26 October 2019 to 21 December 2019 € 5400
from 21 December 2019 to 4 January 2020 € 6000
Cleaning: Included in the rental price.
Use of electricity and normal use of water included in the rental price.
Security deposit: EUR 2.000,00 to be paid before arrival as specified in the booking confirmation.
You will be kindly asked to sign a house rules document before arrival.
Deposit: 30% upon booking, balance 30 working days before arrival.
Arrival & Departure Saturdays (depending on other bookings) arrival as of 16.00 hours and departure latest 10.00 hours Other arrival and departures days on request

Leisure & Activities


Activities

Beaches: Nature Reserve Vendicari (Tonnara di Vendicari): 5 mins by car to the main entrance of Vendicari Nature Reserve, then 10 minutes walking along the wooden walkways through the cabanas of observation for birdwatching. After that sandy beach (no sunbeds here). Out of Nature Reserve beaches in South direction: San Lorenzo: 10 mins by car. Here you find good beachclubs. More South, 25 mins by car: Capopassero and Isola delle Correnti. Also here well equipped beach bars/clubs with sun beds. In north direction: Lido di Noto. A long strip of beach clubs, easy parking.

Specials

Cooking, cooking classes and massages can be organized on request via Property Management.

Surroundings


Location

Surroundings

The first larger town for shopping is Noto, 15 mins drive from the house. Here you find larger supermarkets, very good bars and a very nice and high quality selection of restaurants. There are more smaller shops/bars more near to the villa, also in Pachino and Marzamemi.

Travel

Airport: Catania/ Comiso: approx. 85 km, Palermo: approx. 330 km

Distances

Archaeological place of interest: Eloro: 13 km, Siracusa: 40 km, Palazollo Acreide: 38 km, Piazza Armerina: 169 km, Agrigento: 189 km City of culture: Noto: 7 km, Siracusa: 40 km, Ispica:27 km, Scicli: 50 km, Modica: 40 km, Ragusa Ibla: 53 km, Palazollo Acreide: 38 km, Caltagirone: 96 km, Taormina: 137 km


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