Sicilian villa specialist, soloSicily, has introduced two stylish new villas on the island available exclusively to soloSicily clients.
Located in UNESCO-recognised Scicli on Sicily’s southeastern coast, recently-built Elaya is a contemporary retreat that perfectly blends into the surrounding countryside. Sleeping up to six people in three en-suite double bedrooms, the villa’s sleek design features neutral-coloured walls and a tranquil roof garden, making the property almost invisible from the outside. http://www.solosicily.com/elaya.aspx
Guests can absorb the calm countryside views through floor-to-ceiling windows and enjoy leisurely meals in a covered courtyard with outdoor kitchen. A striking pool is set in fragrant gardens dotted with Mediterranean herbs, lavender and ancient olive trees.
The nearest beach, shops and restaurants are just a 10-minute drive away, while Scicli is a Baroque town with beautiful palazzos and churches to explore. Local experiences include cooking classes in the foodie town of Modica and visiting southern Sicily’s acclaimed wineries.
Prices for Villa Elaya range from £1,777 (2,000 euros) per week in the low season to £3,465 (3,900 euros) per week in the high season for six people. Catania Airport is two hour drive.
The second villa, Riva, sits in Altavilla Milicia near Palermo on the island’s north coast. Sleeping six people in three bedrooms and a garden guesthouse, this seafront haven boasts direct access to a calm beach with clear waters, where guests can sunbathe, swim or canoe using the villa’s canoes. http://www.solosicily.com/riva.aspx
Offering uninterrupted views of the sea, this stylish property’s outdoor spaces are a real highlight and include a relaxation pool with hydro-massage jets, a magnificent outdoor kitchen, a sprawling terrace and a gazebo with barbecue for alfresco dining.
The nearest shops and restaurants are a five-minute drive away, while further afield guests can visit Cefalù’s dramatic cathedral and explore capital city Palermo’s markets and museums. The wildlife-rich Madonie Mountains are a great hiking spot and home to pretty hilltop towns.
Prices for Villa Riva range from £2,043 (2,300 euros) per week in the low season to £4,442 (5,000 euros) per week in the high season for six people. Palermo Airport is a 45-minute drive away.
soloSicily can arrange many additional services, including cooking lessons, wine tours and tastings, boat trips, car rental and airport transfers.
For reservations visit www.solosicily.com or call soloSicily on 020 7097 1413.
Notes to editors
Founded in 2006, soloSicily is a private villa rental company with a collection of over 40 hand-picked villas in Sicily. The portfolio is designed to suit all needs, with romantic hideaways, chic beachfront villas, family-friendly holiday homes, luxury villas with private pools and aristocratic country estates. Based in Palermo, soloSicily has a dedicated team of people who are passionate about Sicily and use their local knowledge to find the best villas on the island.