Antica Menta typical old house with natura swimming pool
- english, italian, polish
Pool / Spa
Max guests: 7
100% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 7 days before arrival date.
Great stay in Sicily
Great property. Perfect for family and friends. Olga is always accessible. Highly recommend.
A relaxing retreat
A great location for exploring the central part of Sicily, Casa Antica was a lovely oasis. The season was unusually cool but Olga and Carmelo were so welcoming. They laid a fire for us every afternoon so it was very cozy. We found the upstairs loft a little challenging, not for anyone who was not totally fit, and the mattress there was a rather saggy but the other rooms were very comfortable. We also enjoyed having the company of Carolina, a local dog who appears to adopt anyone willing to give her a little belly rub. As 3 of us are dog owners it felt a little more of home. Mille grazie.
Would love to stay again
Beautiful. Rustic, but very comfortable. Gardens outstanding.
Tranquil house with the most beautiful garden
Gorgeous house with so much lovingly thought out detail. It was a welcome restful oasis in the middle of a hectic touring schedule. We chose to stay in the garden and not go anywhere - so beautiful was the space.
Not what we expected
This is a beautiful old building with plenty of charm and interesting features. I imagine that it would be more enjoyable in warmer months when dining outdoors would be possible. Due to cool weather, we spent more time indoors and found it to be chilly and not cozy. The house could sleep seven, but I do not think it has the comforts to do so. One challenge is the small amount of hot water available. We were unable to use the lovely bath tub as even after a day of no water use, it would only fill about 6 inches before turning cold. We could have one person shower before hot waiter ran out.
Another disappointment was the “bio pool” which is essentially a tarp in a deep hole filled with murky water. It was not swimable as it was low on water.
Wild dogs run amok and bark constantly, even through the night, interrupting the peace of the countryside.
We did not have any engagement with Olga and Carmelo other than check-in and check-out.
All in all it was an interesting experience but ultimately not worth the money.
A stunning typical Italian country property
The house is amazing!! It has mod cons but has been refurbished tradionally - the pictures are an accurate representation.
The grounds are stunning- huge, with lots of hidden corners, an absolute pleasure.
The hosts were lovely and suggested a few trips and were helpful with things like supermarkets and dealing with the power being turned off by the electricity company ( only 1 day, did not spoil things and added to the adventure having candle light).
2 caveats for future bookers. Just be aware the 3rd bedroom and library are accessed via a very steep ladder. Not a problem for us with teenagers but may be an issue.
The natural pool sits perfectly in the setting. Have to admit if you are used to traditional clinical holiday pools you may find it a shock to swim with frogs, a turtle and smell pond like after your dip!! Was good to cool off though, just to make you aware of the reality of having this type of pool.
The kitchen is very well equipped all you need for your break.
It is an absolute hidden gem. I want to buy it and live there forever!! Would love to experience a Christmas there - fingers crossed one day .......
Highly highly recommended