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Private Pool with Panoramic View
Private Pool with Panoramic View
Private Pool with Panoramic View
Charming Sicilian Farmhouse
Front of the House
Front of the House
Sitting room/dining room
Noto
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2 Bedrooms, 2 Bathrooms, Sleeps 4

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Sandra V
Liverpool, United Kingdom
2 reviews
Reviews in 2 cities Reviews in 2 cities
“Peace and tranquility”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2014 for a stay in October 2013

I spent a week here in this beautiful farm house. There are wonderful places to visit not far away like Palazzolo, Noto and Siracusa.
The farmhouse is tastefully decorated in classical Sicilian style, is very comfortable, great views and a lovely swimming pool to relax in while looking at the views.
If you want to get away from it all, then this is the place for you!
Check out La Molina restaurant in Palazzolo food and service are excellent

5 of 5 stars How easy was it to book the property? 4 of 5 stars How helpful were the directions to the property?
5 of 5 stars How easy was key pickup/access to the property? 5 of 5 stars Overall condition of the property
5 of 5 stars Bedding & mattresses 5 of 5 stars Kitchen & utensils
5 of 5 stars Bathroom cleanliness 5 of 5 stars Other facilities & amenities
5 of 5 stars Service
Liked best: The ambience of the place
Traveling group: Solo Traveler
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Jilliebir...
Taunton, United Kingdom
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3 reviews 3 reviews
Reviews in 2 cities Reviews in 2 cities
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
“Blissful Relaxation!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 25, 2013 for a stay in September 2013

My husband and I stayed for two and a half weeks at Monte Croce from late September into the 2nd week of October. The farmhouse has been renovated authentically keeping a very rustic feel. It is well equipped and suited our needs. We had a wonderful time and thoroughly enjoyed exploring the area. Nearby there are Baroque towns such as Pollazola Acreide, Noto, Ragusa, Modica and Siracusa/Ortygia all well worth visiting not only for the architecture but to sample the delights of the cuisine. The Prosecco, the arruncini, the ricotta delicacies- oh and the gelata and granita, I'm drooling as I write! Jackie, the owner was very helpful leaving lots of useful information. Apart from visiting a nature reserve with a beautiful beach, we walked down a gorge with rock pools you can swim in, visited a canyon with ancient tombs, walked up Etna, went to a villa and gawped at the beautiful Roman mosaics virtually in tact and spent happy hours in and beside the pool at Monte Croce. We even went on the Montalbano trail and found his house and other locations shown in the series which took us to lovely places we might not otherwise have discovered. This was one of the best holidays we've had for relaxation, convenience, culture, gourmet food, friendliness of locals and adventure. You will need a car - we hired a little Fiat Panda which groaned but coped well with the hills and many bends - and the price of solitude is that you can't walk to a shop or bar but this was far outweighed by the benefits of the location.

5 of 5 stars How easy was it to book the property? 5 of 5 stars Overall condition of the property
5 of 5 stars Bedding & mattresses 5 of 5 stars Kitchen & utensils
5 of 5 stars Bathroom cleanliness 5 of 5 stars Other facilities & amenities
5 of 5 stars Service
Liked best: The look and feel of the property
Liked least: fishing creepy crawlies out of the pool before you could have a swim
Traveling group: Spouse/Partner
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Management Response
Oct 27, 2013
Thanks so much for your review and for your kind words! Hope to see you again,
Jackie
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james p
Edinburgh, United Kingdom
Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
4 hotel reviews
Reviews in 6 cities Reviews in 6 cities
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
“Quiet and relaxing”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2013 for a stay in August 2013

We stayed at Monte Croce for one week at the end of August 2013 and enjoyed the location and views surrounding the property. This was the second half of our holiday on Siciliy and I wanted to rent a property that was within easy reach of Noto, Ragusa, and Sircusa without being too near traffic or noise....The weather was excellent and the pool was an ideal way to cool down.
The facilities in the villa are excellent with plenty of cooking utlensils, a dish washer, and washing machine all installed... and a DVD player with a selection of DVD's available for use (we wish we had brought a few DVD's with us for night time)

Communication with the owner Jackie via email was excellent and promptly replied to. Jackie took time to make sure we knew how everything worked, and advised on restaurants to visit. Jackie also provided us with some excellent directions to find the property..... On a slightly seperate note but still relevent to the area in general....we discovered sat nav is great around towns and on the main roads but pretty much useless on the country roads.... it will probably send you down roads that a Land Rover Defender would avoid, so make sure you have a back up (we felt rather old school having to use a map made of paper and not using google maps)

5 of 5 stars How easy was it to book the property? 5 of 5 stars How helpful were the directions to the property?
5 of 5 stars How easy was key pickup/access to the property? 4 of 5 stars Overall condition of the property
4 of 5 stars Bedding & mattresses 4 of 5 stars Kitchen & utensils
4 of 5 stars Bathroom cleanliness 4 of 5 stars Other facilities & amenities
4 of 5 stars Service
Liked best: The pool
Traveling group: Spouse/Partner
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
Friends getaway Older travelers
Families with young children
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  • Would you recommend the location of this property?
  • Was it a good value for the price paid?
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Management Response
Oct 27, 2013
Thank you so much for your review and your kind words. I'm really pleased you enjoyed your stay.
Jackie
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