Santa Rosalia is a glorious pink stuccoed villa with a huge Mediterranean garden. Converted from the outbuildings of the 17th century Santa Maria, it is now a spacious child-friendly country villa, close to Santa Maria but entirely separate. Whether you are a family with children or a group of adults, Santa Rosalia will provide the space and tranquillity of a country villa but with easy access to the town and the beach.
Entrance is via a private road that winds through the surrounding vineyards. The garden is bordered by tall pines and cypress trees and dotted with palms, orange trees, fig, pomegranate and jacaranda trees.
The swimming pool
Surrounded by olive trees, it is just 40 metres from the villa and is visible from the terrace and the kitchen. Measuring 11 x 6 metres, it has steps leading into the shallow end and is surrounded by a sunbathing area equipped with sun loungers and a beach umbrella. A bench under an ancient olive tree nearby provides a refuge from the Sicilian sun. The pool area is surrounded by a fence with a gate, making it completely safe for families with small children.
Inside the villa
The accommodation has been recently redecorated to a high standard and is furnished with an eclectic mix of furniture and ornaments collected by the owners on their travels.
The living area
Entrance is through a large sunny living room with seating for 8 and windows opening onto the garden. A flat screen television provides access to Sky. There is also a DVD player with a selection of films and a music centre with a collection of CDs. Guests who like reading will enjoy browsing our large collection of English books, including books for children.
The adjoining dining room also seats 8 and has the same lovely view of the garden.
The kitchen/breakfast room
This has air conditioning and is fully equipped with marble worktops, fridge-freezer, oven, hob, microwave, dishwasher, washing machine, filter coffee maker, electric kettle, a wide range of kitchen utensils and electrical appliances and a library of recipe books. The kitchen table has seating for 8 and a window looking out onto the garden with a view of the pool beyond the trees.
The dining terrace
Guests can also dine al fresco beneath a shady pergola covered with grape vines. This is equipped with a portable barbecue, ideal for cooking fish from the local market or the excellent local sausage.
There is a stair gate on the upper floor. Each of the four bedrooms is air-conditioned and the windows are fitted with mosquito netting. Two bedrooms have queen size double beds and the other two have twin beds. All the bedrooms have beautiful views onto the garden.
All three bathrooms are very spacious and newly renovated, one with a large tub and powerful overhead shower, and two with walk in shower units.
There is also an adjoining studio with sofa bed on the ground floor, which may be rented for an additional charge. With the use of the adjacent bathroom, this is a useful option for any guests who have difficulty with stairs.
We can provide a wide range of equipment for babies from cots and high chairs to baby bath and monitor. For the pool we have inflatable rings, mattresses and other toys.
The family of the owners live at Santa Maria nearby and are available for help and advice.