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2 Bedrooms, 2 Bathrooms, Sleeps 5
Syracuse, Province of Syracuse, Sicily

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Gill312
Twickenham, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
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“Lovely Villa Marinella”
Reviewed September 14, 2017 for a stay in September 2017

Really lovely villa in great location to visit South Eastern towns of Sicily. Domenico's hospitality was fantastic - from the welcome buffet to granita breakfast - as well as advice about local swimming and the area. The villa has everything you could want and is spotless - we loved the coffee machine!! Altogether a great place!

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Inspire72...
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“A Great secluded villa with large pool and nothing was too much trouble for the Villa owner Domenico!”
Reviewed August 27, 2017 for a stay in August 2017

The Villa is about 45 minutes by car from Catania Airport, south of Siracrusa, making it a great location to explore the South Eastern ancient towns of Sicily. It is in a small complex, very safe and private with high hedges. A key feature was the super swimming pool which is 10m by 5m - ideal for swimming lengths, however, it is 1.8m deep so caution with younger non-swimming children. The owner Domenico visited on several occasions bringing culinary local delights which were appreciated by the whole family. We took advantage of the pizza making experience at the villa which was thoroughly enjoyed by us all. There was everything you needed inside the villa, cool areas in the heat of the day and a lovely outside veranda on which we ate all our meals. We would definitely come again.

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Management Response
Sep 12, 2017
Neill Alvina e la Sua famiglia sono stati ospiti veramente unici, con i quali abbiamo passato momenti indimenticabili.
Grazie a Voi abbiamo trasformato "lo show della pizza napoletana" in "scuola della pizza napoletana"
Villa Marinella è stata onorata di avervi avuto come ospiti e spera che l'anno prossimo tornerete per una spettacolare cena a lume di candela a bordo piscina.
ciao Neill e Alvina
Domenico e Marinella
Villa Marinella
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Mary S
Ede, The Netherlands
2 reviews
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“All most perfect!”
Reviewed September 16, 2016 for a stay in September 2016

The villa is beautiful, clean, spacious and well equipped and suitable for 4 people. The pool is approximately 10x5 meters and 1.8 meters deep and so be careful with children, who can not swim. The villa is located in a villa-zone and the dogs of neighbors ensure safety. In 10-15 minutes by car shops and beaches are nearby. We recommend Ortygia (Syracusa) by night. For the hospitality of Dominico and Marinella are no words. Arrival with delicious foods and drinks, a few times a week original Sicilian delicacies and all that combined with good and fast communication. All most perfect!

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Management Response
Sep 16, 2016
Giovanni e Maria ,
Siete stati due ospiti indimenticabili !
Quando ritornerete a Siracusa andremo al ristorante e mangeremo "ZACKENBARSCH UND SCHWERTFISCH"
Tre baci da Lucia, Marcello, Maria e Domenico.
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Bollox88
Oakville, Canada
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28 reviews
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“5* Plus”
Reviewed August 15, 2016 for a stay in August 2016

Out of all the B&B's, hotels etc I have stayed in around the world I have yet to be treated the way Domenico treated us. Domenico greeted us on arrival, Took us around the Vila on a tour and then presented us with an outstanding arrangement of local cheeses, meats, pizza's and fruit accompanied by his own wine and limoncello and beer in the fridge. This was totally unexpected and very much appreciated. A few days later Domenico came by to check the pool chemistry and brought us a 'Sicilian Breakfast'......outstanding . Domenico is the perfect host and always available to answer questions and help book restaurants etc. on our last day Domenico came by with his charming wife Marinela after the Vila is named and presented us with a gift, his wine from his vineyard and a local liquor. I would highly recommend this Vila and Domenico as a host, you will not be disappointed. The Vila is perfectly comfortable, nice pool, good A/C and close to everywhere. Thanks so much Domenico and best of luck for the future.

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Management Response
Aug 20, 2016
Paul, Sua moglie e figli sono stati ospiti meravigliosi!!!!
disponibili, precisi, in una parola sola perfetti!!!
sono sicuro che l'accoglienza siciliana non la dimenticheranno facilmente.
grazie di tutto
domenico e marinella
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Rob S
High Wycombe
Level 2 Contributor
7 reviews
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“Lovely Villa, superb hospitality”
Reviewed July 4, 2016 for a stay in June 2016
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After Easyjet delays we arrived at Villa Marinella at 1am in the morning - tired, hungry and apprehensive about having subjected the owner of the Villa to a 3hr delay. We were absolutely delighted to find a table with pizzas, fruit, local snacks and wine waiting for us "as we must be hungry". That set the tone for our stay - Domenico is a perfectly genial host, kind and helpful, bringing a "Sicilian Breakfast" when he called round to clean the pool.

The Villa is lovely, spacious and well-equipped. The pool is good, 10m x 5m and 1.8m deep all round so may not be suitable for unsupervised younger children but excellent for kids (young and old) who like splashing around in the secluded garden.

The Villa is 5-10 mins drive from the local beach resorts, and 15 mins drive from Ortigia, the stunningly beautiful city/island where Siracusa's Duomo and best restaurants are situated (you do need a car - the bus service is infrequent).

Difficult to fault the villa in any way - the rooms are spacious, they are air-conditioned, there is a good shower and wifi. Only downside - some excitable yappy dogs in the houses nearby. But that really was a very minor irritation, and most of the time the porch and garden were perfectly peaceful.

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Liked best: Big pool for splashing about in
Liked least: Yappy dogs nearby
Traveling group: Extended Family
Your age range 50-64
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Management Response
Jul 5, 2016
Robert e julia ospiti fantastici!!! Villa Marinella li ha coccolati con massima attenzione e disponibilità.
Purtroppo per un piccolo inconveniente non abbiamo potuto fare lo show della pizza napoletana in villa.
Siamo contenti di avervi avuto come ospiti e speriamo di avervi ancora in vacanza in Sicilia.
Domenico e Maria
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Cedric L
Paris, France
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Reviewed September 3, 2018 for a stay in August 2018
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Rafael F
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Reviewed September 7, 2016 for a stay in August 2016
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Liked best: La casa es mejor que en las fotos, y la atención del anfitrión
Traveling group: Family with Teenagers
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Management Response
Sep 8, 2016
Raphael e la Sua famiglia sono stati ospiti indimenticabili, peccato il loro soggiorno sia durato così poco a villa marinella.
sono sicuro di rivederci in sicilia
domenico e maria
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