Dramatically perched on a high cliff facing the small island of Capo Passero, on the Southernmost tip of Sicily, Vela Bianca is a stylish, contemporary villa surrounded by an unspoilt, rocky landscape shaped by the endless erosion of the marine environment. Shops and restaurants are just a short walk away and Noto, Modica, Ragusa and Siracusa are within half-an-hour’s drive and so are many enchanting sandy beaches and coves. The sleek, minimalist design of the interior perfectly reflects this dramatic rocky landscape, dominated by the Mediterranean sea. The contrast between the crisp, white finish of the walls and the deep blue sea couldn’t be more striking.
Sunlight floods through large windows, specifically designed to further enhance this stunning location, whilst several oil painted mood canvasses together with bright soft furnishing add vibrancy and warmth. High quality furniture and bespoke equipment have been meticulously selected with the utmost attention to detail to suit sophisticated, effortless modern living. This unique scenery will frame every moment of your holiday; as you wake up in the morning, enjoy a lazy breakfast under the terrace, sunbathe on your own private balcony or prepare delicious meals in your bespoke kitchen, using fresh local produce. You must taste the Pachino tomatoes, an absolute speciality from the nearby town of Pachino.
Sicily’s sweet wines are the perfect accompaniment to the local ricotta-based desserts such as cassata and cannoli. As you leave your exclusive villa, the quaint fishing village of Portopalo is on your doorstep, offering a small selection of shops and good seafood restaurants. Further afield is Syracuse, with its magnificent Greek and Roman ruins and the spendid baroque towns of Ragusa Ibla, Noto, Modica and Scicli. Along this stretch of coast are also some of the most beautiful sandy beaches in Sicily, encompassing Calamosche, in the Vindicari Nature Reserve, Punta Secca, Isola delle Correnti and San Lorenzo in Marzanemi.
This area of Southern Sicily was chosen as a film-setting for the popular Inspector Montalbano TV series from the famous novels of Andrea Camilleri. A tour of the sites featured in the popular episides can be booked in advanced. Another very good reason to come to southern Sicily is the presence of some of the most beautiful beaches and seaside resorts in the island. You will find them along the stretch of coast spanning eastwards, from Capo Passero to Punta Secca, and westwards along the Gulf of Noto. Being Vela Bianca situated on the headland half-way through the coast you will be spoilt for choice!
Open plan living/ dining room/ kitchen, French doors to covered terrace, outdoor living area, outdoor dining facilities, sea views.
Double bedroom (1.90m), French door to large balcony, ensuite shower, WC.
Double bedroom (1.60m), French door to large balcony.
Single bedroom (1.30m), French door to balcony.
Shower room, WC.
APARTMENT (all on ground floor, within the same building but with independent entrance):
Living room/ kitchen, French doors to covered terrace and garden, sea views.
Double bedroom (1.60m).
Children's bunk bedroom (2 x 0.80m)
Shower room, WC.
Large open grounds with rocks and gravel areas, prickly pears, bougainvillea, covered terraces, large sun terrace, large balconies, outdoor dining facilities, portable BBQ, sunbathing area. Outdoor shower. Sea views. Ample parking for several cars. Due to the nature of the terrain we don't recommend this villa for young children.
Included: Maid service on Saturdays only. Mid-week & Saturday towel change. Electricity up to 300 Kwh per week*. Welcome basket. WiFi internet.
Extras: Maid service €10 per hour (min 3 hours). Babysitting service €10 per hour. Cook service €20 per person (min €120 plus cost of food). Shopping service €30 (plus cost of groceries). Linen change €10 per person. Additional single bed available on request. Arrival buffet €20 per person (min €100). Guided tours, transfers, diving, fishing tours on request. Car/ boat/ bike hire on request. Late arrivals after 2100 hrs by arrangement only €30 to be paid locally.
A local tourist tax may apply.
*The amount of electricity included in this rental should cover general use. Excessive use of air-conditioning or heating may incur additional costs which will be charged locally by meter.
About The Location
- Pachino 6km
- Noto 31km
- Modica 46km
- Siracusa 62km
- Ragusa 63km
- Comiso 92km
- Catania 112km
- Palermo 340km
- Harbour / Ferry
- Pozzallo port 40km
- Portopalo (shops | restaurant) 300 metres
- Rocky beach 300 metres
- Sandy beach 1km
- San Lorenzo a Marzanemi 12km
- Calamosche Vindicari Nature Reserve 22km
- Lido di Noto 28km
- Watersports locally
- Tennis Club Noto 30km
- Golf club I Monasteri 57km
- Wellness and Spa I Monasteri 57km
- San Lorenzo in Marzanemi 12km
- Vindicari Nature Reserve 19km
- Noto baroque cathedral & town centre 30km
- Ragusa Ibla baroque town | cathedral 60km
- Apollo's Temple | Greek theatre | Duomo Siracusa 62km
- Aretusa water park in Siracusa 66km
Due to the nature of the terrain this villa is not recommended for young children.