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Angelika Kowalla

Member since: 2008
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Speaks: english, german, italian

Idyllic in the nature - old stone house newly restored

18 Reviews
Sleeps6
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms3
Property type chateau / country house
Minimum Stay 7 nights

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Overview

Ragusa Chateau / Country House Rental Photos and Description

Suitability:
  • Events Allowed
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Low Allergen Environment
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Angelika Kowalla (Owner)
Member since: 2008
Call Owner
Speaks: english, german, italian

Reviews

5
based on 18 traveler reviews

Idyllic in the nature - old stone house newly restored
average rating of 5.0 based on 18 reviews
London
5

Great Villa, Peaceful Location

  • 5 of 5

The villa and the surrounding terraces were much bigger than we expected, with plenty of room for the 5 of us, and really well restored and equipped. It was in a lovely setting surrounded by olive trees, pomegranates and prickly pears, but within a short driving distance of Scicli and a good beach at Sampieri. Only thing we missed was no internet, I'd also mention that it wasn't always easy to find our way back to, so recommend a good map or satnav.

We loved Scicli, which was a lively town in the evenings with plenty of good bars and restaurants, our favourites were probably Quore Matto and Cafe Sicilia. Also if you're looking for a big meal at a reasonable price worth trying Agriturismo Colle Del Sole nearby. We found plenty to do in the south east of Sicily for 20 days, all the baroque towns, like Modica (great chocolate), Siracusa, Ragusa, Noto, etc, plus beach at Riserva Vendicari, Castello Donnafugata and swimming in the Cassibile river at Cava Grande, and we also enjoyed the waterpark at Etnaland.

Maria and Davide were very helpful showing us round the property despite arriving late, and helping us start the hire car the next day! Angelika answered all our initial queries and made booking very easy.

Overall a great and memorable holiday, we hope to come back one day!

  • Submitted: Oct 14, 2014
  • Stayed: Aug 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

Prime property - prime location!

  • 5 of 5

Up to now we have chosen to return to this place three times, for a total of six weeks, that is how good it is.

Travelling with friends this has been perfect for a group of six people: Three large bedrooms, each with its own bathroom, lots of space everywhere, indoors as well as outdoors.

The large and well equipped kitchen opens on the front porch on one side and a large and comfortable dining area on the other side, made this a perfect area for preparing and enjoying a good meal, socializing and relaxing throughout the day.

A large part of most days would be used to go to the beach, normally at Sampieri, but also other nice beaches nearby. For a change we would visit some of the beautiful old towns and other interesting spots in the area. There is plenty to see and do!

The nearest town, Scicli, is convenient for shopping and eating out, but is also worth a visit in itself.

In short: To us this has been a very good place to stay, with easy access to good beaches and many interesting and beautiful towns and places for sightseeing.

We do not hesitate to recommend this place to friends and realtives.

The owners gave prompt and good service and followed up as needed.

A car is an absolute must, and I strongly advice the use of a GPS to find your way around.

  • Submitted: Jan 27, 2014
  • Stayed: Sep 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
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london
5

Huge, beautiful house

  • 5 of 5

The facilities were all described, the overall property was larger than we had expected, with fields of vegetation all around. The house was clean and well maintained and had everything we needed for our stay. The agent was very helpful and I would definitely recommend this house and area to others. The location was great for the beach and visiting Ragusa, Modica and Scicli.

Overall, we had a very peaceful and relaxing time, the place is so quiet, with only Mafisch (the lovely old dog) for company. We wished we could have stayed longer!

  • Submitted: Sep 3, 2009
  • Stayed: Aug 2009
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

Impressive

  • 5 of 5

The short version: Our three week-long stay in the beginning of summer just flew by - everything was fantastic. Now for the longer version:

So, we were a party of four adults and three kids. Arriving pretty late (before midnight) we met with our housekeeper, Salwa, in front of the main gate. Behind the gate lies a three-hundred yard stretch of unpaved road, ending in a small clearing hidden under an impressive carob tree. From there on, through annother gate, you enter the estate, with a small square and a cluster of stone buildings, dominated by a stunningly restored farmhouse, hugged by a garden of olives, pomegranates, oleanders and bougainvilleas. Attached to the compound is a smaller house, which belongs to two earthenware artists. The interior of the farmhouse is a dream: generous and spacey, with high ceilings, thick stone walls and terracotta floors. The top floor houses three bedrooms, each one more beatiful than the other. Each bedroom has it's own bath, whereas one of them has a door the the balcony, overlooking the whole estate. Salwa has shown us everything in detail and was super helpful and nice, making sure that we felt great.

Some practicalities: Even though the house has no air conditioning, the interior was cool and habitable (even in July), due to the extra thick walls.The nearest beach in Sampieri is cca 15 minutes by car, and it's quite nice. (Pro tip: try the smaller beach - steer to the right on the roundabout in Sampieri when coming from the direction of Modica.) The charming, lively, UNESCO-enlisted town of Scicli is a stones throw (approx. five minutes by car) and serves as a wonderful backdrop for an evening stroll followed by a fantastic meal. So, all in all, I wholeheartedly recommend the house, it's unmissable.

(A small update: The house actually has a new wi-fi! The signal is spotty sometimes due to the thick walls, but apart from that, it's pretty fine).

  • Submitted: Jul 18, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: Fewo Direkt, from HomeAway
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5

Die perfekte Wahl

  • 5 of 5

Eine Beurteilung der "Masseria" gebe ich Ihnen gern.

Mit meinen beiden Töchtern verlebten wir in dem Haus schöne Stunden. Nur zu dritt belegten wir jeder unser eigenes Schlafzimmer (Luxus). Geschlafen habe ich sehr gut (Matratze). In der Küche fehlte es uns an nichts, alles war reichlich vorhanden. Trotz des frühen Termines, Anfang April, konnten wir draußen das Frühstück einnehmen, und das haben wir sehr genossen. Am Abend heizten wir den kleinen Ofen, oben. Auf eventuelle Kühle hatten Sie meine Tochter hingewiesen, so dass wir angemessene Kleidung dabei hatten.

Auch vor Ort wurden wir prima betreut: Salwa hat uns sehr nett empfangen, uns alles gezeigt und hat uns alle Fragen zu Land und Leuten gerne beantwortet. Vielen Dank für die gute Betreuung!

Ein Mangel war die Kürze des Aufenthaltes, wir vermissten es sehr, nicht mal einen Tag lang n u r das schöne Haus mit Umgebung genießen zu können.

Wir hatten einen wunderschönen Urlaub, die Unterkunft perfekt, der nächst gelegene Ort Scicli ganz wunderbar, unsere Unternehmungen gelungen, das Wetter ideal, um diese Jahreszeit noch verhältnismäßig wenig Tourismus. Meine Töchter schließen sich meiner Beurteilung sicher gern an.

Mit herzlichen Grüßen Hildegard

  • Submitted: May 3, 2016
  • Stayed: Apr 2016
  • Source: Fewo Direkt, from HomeAway
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82538 Geretsried
5

Ein Haus wie eine Burg

  • 5 of 5

In den Bewertungen ist eigentlich alles schon gesagt. Eines fehlt aber, es handelt sich zwar um ein altes Bauernhaus, innen ist aber alles kernsaniert und renoviert und in bestem Zustand und blitzeblank. Es ist stilvoll möbliert mit wunderbaren schweren Tischen und Schränken, Geschirr und Besteck in Hülle und Fülle, schade dass wir nur zu zweit waren. Wir haben uns sehr wohlgefühlt und bei Weitem nicht das Besichtigungspensum geschafft, das wir uns vorgenommen hatten.

Den neuen Eisenofen mit Sichtscheibe im Obergeschoß und das große Holzlager haben wir sehr zu schätzen gelernt, es wurde gemütlich warm, und das Anfang April.

Im Hof kommt man sich vor wie in einem Burgfried, der Boden ist massiver Fels, außen herum die Mauern dick mit Efeu bewachsen.

Herzlichen Dank auch an Maria, sie hat uns sehr fürsorglich betreut, dass es uns auch an nichts fehlt.

  • Submitted: Apr 15, 2014
  • Stayed: Apr 2014
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Map

Nearest Airport
120 Kilometres
Catania
Nearest Ferry
15 Kilometres
Pozzallo
Nearest Train
10 Kilometres
Modica
Nearest Motorway
25 Kilometres
Rossolini
Nearest Beach
8 Kilometres
Car: necessary

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Rates & Availability

Scicli Chateau / Country House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
Juli-15.Septermber 2016
Jul 1 2016 - Sep 15 2016
7 night minimum stay
$813
 
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add $8 per night, per additional guest
 
16.9.-Oktober
Sep 16 2016 - Oct 31 2016
7 night minimum stay
$703
 
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add $8 per night, per additional guest
 
November-Dezember 2016
Nov 1 2016 - Dec 31 2016
7 night minimum stay
$516
 
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add $8 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

Fees No additional mandatory fees

1. Die Preise beziehen sich auf 4 Personen, jede weitere Person zahlt 50€ pro Woche extra.
2. Die Preise sind inklusive Strom, Gas und Wasser.
3. Für die Endreinigung fallen 120 € an.
4. Die Vermietung erfolgt von Samstag auf Samstag. Wir passen uns auch den Gegebenheiten an.
5.Kaution 200,00 rückzahlbar bei Abreise.
6. In der Zeit von Dezember bis Ende März kann das Haus nicht vermietet werden, da es nicht beheizbar ist.

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Amenities

Ragusa Chateau / Country House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • chateau / country house (detached)
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 250 m²
Location Type:
  • Rural
Theme:
  • Away From It All
General:
  • Fireplace
  • Firewood
  • Hair Dryer
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Tiled Stove
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wood Stove
Kitchen:
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 14 people
Bathrooms:
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Badezimmer 1 - toilet , tub , bidet
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower , bidet
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , shower , bidet
Bedrooms:
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Schlafzimmer 1 - 2 king
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 3 - 2 twin/ single , 2 baby crib
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
Outside:
  • Balcony
  • Beach Chairs
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Porch / Veranda
  • Terrace
  • 6 garden chairs
  • 4 beach chairs
Suitability:
  • Events Allowed
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Low Allergen Environment
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Attractions:
  • churches
  • marina
  • restaurants
  • volcano
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • scenic drives
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • mountain biking
  • swimming
  • wind-surfing

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