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Gabriello Ferrara

Member since: 2013
Speaks: english, french, italian

"Casa Gaia" Small indipendent villa in estate with pool

46 Reviews
Bedrooms 1
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights

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Syracuse Villa Rental Photos and Description

1 bedroom, 1 living room with sofa bed and 2 bathrooms in the Siracusa country

The villa is located in the countryside at about 10 km. from Syracuse in a quiet place, suitable for rest and relaxation, and it is organized in a simple and functional way to provide a pleasant and comfortable stay.

Due to its location, about 3 km from the motorway junction, you can easily reach all places of interest, such as the Baroque cities and the archaeological sites of UNESCO heritage, protected natural areas and beautiful beaches and cliffs of the Ionian Sea.

The villa consists of a double bedroom; a living room with table, chairs and sofa bed; small kitchen fully equipped; two bathrooms with shower. External private solarium with gazebo, table, chairs and barbecue.

The villa has every comfort, air conditioning in every room, central heating, internet wifi access, satellite 32" LCD TV, CD-DVD player, hairdryer, maps of the area, and it is also provided with basics such as coffee, tea, sugar, mineral water, extra virgin olive oil, vinegar, salt and spices.

Parking is available inside the private property, which is accessed through an electric gate exclusively reserved to our guests .

The pool is always available, and is operating normally from May 15 to October 15, but it is possible, upon request and if the weather allows it, the early opening and closing postponed.

At about 50 meters from the villa there is a small food market, while the shopping center is located about 8 km. towards Syracuse.

In the property there are not other apartments for tourists.

More Details
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Gabriello Ferrara (Owner)
Member since: 2013
Speaks: english, french, italian


based on 46 traveler reviews

"Casa Gaia" Small indipendent villa in estate with pool
average rating of 4.9347825 based on 46 reviews

Outstanding property

  • 5 of 5

I cannot say enough good things about Casa Gaia. My husband and I spent a week here and from the moment we were met by Gabriello and shown around the property to the morning we left, everything was great. First, Gabriello is a wonderful host. He was welcoming and informative about the property and gave us tips and advice on the attractions in the area. He lives in the adjacent property, and is accessible when you need him, but not obtrusive. Gabriello took us to Siracusa one of the first days we were there and showed us where to park, and showed us all around Ortigia island. On several occasions during the week we shared local wine, stories and laughs with him while sitting around the pool. He could not have asked for a better host.

Gabriello takes pride is keeping his property in excellent condition and thoughtfully equipped for travelers. The grounds of the property are full of flowers, trees and plants and a perfect green lawn area. Casa Gaia was immaculately clean and a comfortable size for the 2 of us. The kitchen was stocked with everything one might need for preparing meals. There was a stash of spices plus oil, sugar, salt, dish and laundry soap for us to use while we were there. There is even an outdoor BBQ for guest's use. Other pluses were a large rack for drying clothes outside, plus loungers and umbrella to take to the beach. The AC worked well and the internet was super fast, and available all over the property - even the pool area. We spent a lot of time at the pool while at the villa. The pool is spotlessly clean, and it it a beautiful and relaxing place to sit, cool off, read, or have a cold beverage.

The location of the villa is superb. The food market in Ortigia is open in the mornings and you can get everything you need for eating there,. There is also a large supermarket about 10 minutes away from the villa and it's open 7 days until around 9pm. It is well situated for visiting the principal attractions in South Eastern Sicily. We took many day trips; to Noto, Palazzolo, Ragusa, Modica, Nero d'Avola, Etna and Catania. There are many beaches nearby too. All of these attractions are within a 1 1/2 hr drive, most are much closer.

I would be remiss not to mention Gaia, the cat for whom Casa Gaia is named. She's a big, friendly and very loveable mascot.

I highly recommend Casa Gaia to anyone visiting Sicily.

  • Submitted: Jul 17, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
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First Rate Villa and Great Host

  • 5 of 5

The Villa is very well equipped and immaculately clean. Gabriello is a wonderful host. He shared his extensive knowledge of the area and gave us excellent recommendations for important sites to visit. It was always nice to return to our lovely patio at the end of the day and enjoy a glass of wine while we planned the next day's agenda. The villa is centrally located to many interesting areas - there is no end of places to explore. We feel we made the most of our time there, thanks to Gabriello's help and advice. Our stay was very enjoyable, and we would not hesitate to return. It was a pleasure meeting Gabriello.

  • Submitted: Jun 6, 2015
  • Stayed: May 2015
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  • 5 of 5

Очень хороший чистый дом, ухоженная территория, все полностью соответствует описанию и фото, бассейн в идеальном состоянии. Замечательный отзывчивый хозяин, который своим присутствием только улучшает отдых.

  • Submitted: Nov 4, 2014
  • Stayed: Aug 2014
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Perfect Base for Exploring South East Sicily

  • 5 of 5

Judith and I enjoyed a wonderfully relaxing and enjoyable 2 week stay at Casa Gaia. We had a few problems finding the property and recommend that (unlike us) you follow the directions supplied carefully!

On arrival, we were given a comprehensive introduction to the property. The kitchen was well stocked with basic supplies which we found helpful. The accommodation was well furnished, tastefully decorated and very clean. The grounds were maintained to a high standard throughout our stay. The location is very quiet but security was excellent anyway with electric gates to the premises. The pool was thoroughly well maintained and continuously cleaned by an automated device.

We found this area very interesting with no shortage of historical, architectural and natural points of interest no more than a hour or two's drive away. There are spectacular beaches at Vendicari and El Oro with some good snorkelling and swimming spots closer to home. Aetna is well worth a visit although the guided ascent is pricey at €60 each. Ortigia was the local highlight for us but the Neapolis in Syracuse is not to be missed.

Gabriello is an exceptional host, never intrusive or overbearing but always on hand with excellent advice, whether it be about local markets, restaurants, attractions or shopping facilities. He showed us around Ortigia and introduced us to local swimming spots. He is a gentleman and we enjoyed his company very much.

  • Submitted: Oct 14, 2014
  • Stayed: Sep 2014
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An ideal spot - warm and welcoming host

  • 5 of 5

We stayed at Casa Gaia for two weeks and found it to be an ideal spot from which to explore some of Sicily's most interesting sights including the spectacular Mount Etna and the beautiful baroque towns of Noto, Modica and Ragusa - all easily accessible as a day trip. Casa Gaia is also located within easy reach of the airport at Catania (a straightforward drive of around 45 minutes) and Syracuse and Ortygia are just a short distance away (approximately 15 minutes by car).

Casa Gaia was a lovely place to return to after a day spent exploring. It was spotlessly clean, comfortably furnished and had a well-equipped kitchen which meant that we could easily cater for ourselves if we didn't feel like eating out. The pool and terrace were kept immaculately clean and provided shade and the chance to cool down in the midday sun.

Our holiday was made even more pleasant by the warm welcome that we received from Gabriello who provided helpful information and was an attentive but not intrusive presence during our stay.

Mike and Amanda Wheeler



  • Submitted: Jul 22, 2014
  • Stayed: Jun 2014
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Fantastic place for vacation in Sicily!

  • 5 of 5

We spent in Siracusa more than two weeks in July and we were very happy to choose Gabriello's cottage. The house is not big but convenient, very clean, furnished smart, there were quite enough space for our 5 person family. The owners were always very helpful. Cause they live nearby the house, we always felt very supported and protected. Thank you one more time for all your kindness, especially for all those chats about Sicilian culture and history (Gabriello worked as a guide, so we were in good hands:). The house is in good location, with good connection to the highway (own car is rather necessary) and not far away to beaches. Every day you can choose different one, there is a lot of them within 10-25 minutes drive! and every one is sandy, with very warm water, ideal for for kids or relaxing. We visited Etna volcano (about one and half hour drive to the top), amazing hills of Taormina Theatro Greco and beautiful towns nearby like Ortigia, Noto or Ragusa... I definitely recomend for families and all travellers who are oriented to feel real, italian hospitality.

Thank you one more time!

  • Submitted: Jul 22, 2013
  • Stayed: Jun 2013
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Nearest Airport
55 Kilometres
Catania Fontanarossa
Nearest Barpub
9 Kilometres
Nearest Ferry
60 Kilometres
Nearest Golf
4 Kilometres
I Monasteri
Nearest Train
10 Kilometres
Nearest Motorway
3 Kilometres
Nearest Restaurant
8 Kilometres
Nearest Ski
90 Kilometres
Nearest Beach
15 Kilometres
Fontane Bianche
Car: necessary


Rates & Availability

Syracuse Villa Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Alta stagione
Sep 5 2016 - Sep 24 2016
3 night minimum stay
Media Stagione
Oct 2 2016 - Nov 5 2016
3 night minimum stay
Bassa Stagione
Apr 1 2017 - Apr 29 2017
3 night minimum stay
Media stagione
Apr 30 2017 - Jun 2 2017
4 night minimum stay
Alta Stagione
Jun 3 2017 - Jul 14 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
Molto alta Stagione
Jul 15 2017 - Sep 1 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
Alta stagione
Sep 2 2017 - Sep 29 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
Media Stagione
Sep 30 2017 - Nov 4 2017
4 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $3 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

Spese di pulizie finali $39

Tutte le spese sono incluse : consumi di acqua, luce, gas, cambio biancheria settimanale per soggiorni di 2 settimane o più.
È richiesto alla consegna delle chiavi un deposito cauzionale di € 100,00, rimborsabile a fine soggiorno, per protezione danni.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 7 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
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Syracuse Villa Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • villa
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 50 m²
Location Type:
  • Rural
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bagno 1 - toilet , shower , bidet
    Bagno 2 - toilet , shower
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 4
  • Camera da letto 1 - 1 queen
  • DVD Player
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Toys
  • Bicycles
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • 3 bicycles
  • 4 garden chairs
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool
  • caves
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis

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