About the property
- Villa538 sq. ft.
- Half Baths0
- Minimum Stay3 - 7 nights
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.
- Response rate:
- Response time:
- within one hour
- english, french, italian
- Calendar last updated:
- May 24, 2018
Pool / Spa
Local Services & Businesses
Sports & Adventure Activities
Check-in: 4:00 PM
Check-out: 10:00 AM
100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date. You must contact the owner directly to request cancellation.
Relaxing in Sicily
From the moment we booked our stay at Casa Gaia we were impressed by the speed of Gabriello's replies to our enquiries, the clarity of his directions, which were very easy to follow, the friendly relationship we were able to establish with him and the kindness and generosity of his welcome. The villa was clean, well appointed, nicely furnished and contained all that was necessary to make our vacation a success. The welcoming bottle of wine was a lovely touch as were the coffee, spices, oils and basic kitchen essentials. Gabriello made himself available to take us on an orientation guided tour of Ortigia the first morning of our stay which was extremely useful. He pointed out hidden gems we might otherwise have missed and gave us potted histories along the way. As a recognised guide for the area he offered valuable advice on where to visit and routes to take and his advice on when to visit Mt Etna allowed us to visit on the one day in our two week vacation when it was a clear day on the mountain! The private terrace was delightful and provided a peaceful open air venue for eating. It was easily accessed from both the main living room and the bedroom. Casa Gaia is well situated for exploring the south eastern part of the island. The market in Ortigia 15/20 mins away, provided beautifully fresh foods of all kinds and there is a supermarket 8 minutes away for basics such as bread, meat and dairy produce. We highly recommend Casa Gaia as a place of relaxation.
Excellent villa for stay in Siracusa
This is a lovely villa equipped with everything you need to make your stay comfortable. It really is a home from home. Gabriello is an excellent host. He provides all the information you need and gave us a tour of Ortigia when we arrived pointing out restaurants and shops as well as points of interest. Took us to the best car park and explained the local rules around driving in Ortigia in the evenings.
The property is an excellent base for visits to Etna, Noto, Ragusa etc. A car is essential, but there is plenty of room to securely park and the villa is easy to find.
Highly recommend if you wish to visit this region of Sicily.
Finally a real bonus is the lovely pool and gardens.
Short but pleasant stay at Casa Gaia!
Our 3 day stay at 'Casa Gaia' was very enjoyable. Our Host Gabriello was welcoming and very informative with any questions and advise we asked of him. Casa Gaia Is extremely comfortable surrounded by beautiful gardens/alfresco area. Ideal location for visit neighbouring towns! Gabriello is a wealth of information! Thoroughly recommended!
Gina & Frank
Lovely, relaxing home with lots of thoughtful touches
Owner Gabriello Ferrara is extremely kind and thoughtful ... We were very late in arriving due to a closed road, but he was very gracious and understanding. His concern was for us & brushed off the inconvenience to him. Not only is the home spacious & comfortable, but there are so many extras included for our use: Oil, vinegar, spices, all sorts of cooking utensils & accessories, paper goods ...even a welcome bottle of wine!!!
The pool was delightful and the extra bathroom was also nice to have available; it has a really large shower. And it was such a blessing to have a washing machine and drying rack available for our use!!!
An extremely clean, tranquil & well located home. Wish we'd stayed longer than 4 nights. Highly recommend this property. (And lest you think I only give great reviews since previous property was also stellar, when we leave the house we're currently at in Trapini & write that reviewit will be quite a different matter!!!)
Well appointed holiday home for 2 people situated in a beautiful garden with a lovely, private pool.
This is the second time we have stayed at Casa Gaia. Having searched around, this was without doubt the best 1 bedroomed property available. The villa is very nicely appointed with plenty of space for 2 people and spotlessly clean. Small, but well equipped kitchen, lovely terrace on which to eat and a small but very clean pool in the beautifully landscaped gardens which we had to ourselves for almost all the time we were there.. The apartment is located about 15 mins drive from Ortigia and there is a large supermarket about 10 mins away where you can get everything you need if you are self catering. Gabriello and Simone are charming hosts who made us feel very welcome and were able to provide us with plenty of advice about the best places to visit in the local area. We would thoroughly recommend this holiday home.
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.
Rates & Availability
Additional information about rental rates
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.