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Sicilian holiday retreat near forest - Paradiso

Paradiso in Sicily
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Paradiso in Sicily
Paradiso - a small house with huge serenity
Afternoon siesta on the Hammock. Incomparable!
The vines in September
Handmade typically Sicilian Kitchen
Visiting horses eating the pomegranates and pears
Where do you want to go?
One of the old churches of Giarratana
Diga di Sta Rosalia is close by
The view from the house
Fantastic views from this property
Amazing scenery all round
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2 Bedrooms, 1 Bathroom, Sleeps 5
Giarratana, Province of Ragusa, Sicily
This small rustic country house is located in a conservation area next to a pine forest.

It is set on high grounds with magnificent views of the Sicilian countryside and the Iblean Mountains.

On the one side it is within walking distance from a typical quiet rural village which has all amenities.

On the other side it is seconds away from a huge forest with monumental pine trees.This is a protected park which enjoys safe walking/rambling/cycling paths; picnic area; bbq area; animal reserve.

A lovely park for children to play in is found at the edge of the village.

The village is quaint, neat, well equipped with shops that provide all requirements. Health centre, bank, pharmacy, bread shop, mini-markets, green grocer shops, gelateria, restaurants, pizzeria, newspaper shop.... the perfect little Sicilian village is waiting to be di...
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About the Owner, Marika A
Languages spoken: English
Response Rate: 50 %
Response Time: Within a day
Calendar Updated: 19 days ago
Listed since : Aug 2013
Overall rating: 4.4 / 5.0
Based on 16 reviews and 2 properties
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Listing #HL257492
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Karen B
Island of Malta, Malta
1 review
Reviewed 25 May 2016 for a stay in April 2016

A lovely rustic place amidst the beautiful sicilian countryside. One can choose to spend the day in lovely nature walkabouts or get a car to the major hotspots in sicily. Good food practically everywhere and at very decent prices, even in the little village of Giarratana a 25 minute walk away from Il Paradiso. A trip to remember - holiday can be tailored to personal preferences. One last comment - was brilliant to wake up to the sound of the cuckoo!!

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So glad this experience was enjoyable and worth the memory for you. Welcome back any time!


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Paul D
Epsom, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 21 May 2016 for a stay in April 2016

The house is set in a beautiful location with a large outside sitting area and lovely views over the countryside in all directions.
The interior of the simply furnished house is perfectly adequate in most respects, but there are a couple of basic problems. We're not people who need fancy appliances - just simple ones that work.
So, when you find the electric side (oven and one hotplate) of a mixed gas/electric cooker doesn't work and the owner tells you later she knew about it, but forgot to mention it ... your gas runs out the second day you're there, there are no written notes to help you and the local contact has forgotten there's a second bottle in a shed ... you have a fridge (next to a presumably broken fridge/freezer) that no matter how low you turn it down, will freeze any liquids on the shelves ... well, you get the idea how things operate.
This property could be so much better, but from the response I received when I raised these issues separately with the...

Management response:

This is a very disappointing review especially after having always received positive reviews from our guests. (Tripadvisor has yet to explain to us where our previous 14 positive reviews have suddenly disappeared on this listing). This guest has listed a number of complaints of which the owners were unawares, since no direct communication about them was ever made during his...


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  • Balcony or Terrace
  • Cooker
  • Cots:(1)
  • Dining Seats (4)
  • Dryer
  • Grill
  • Internet Access
  • Iron
  • Kettle
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room Seats (4)
  • Parking
  • Private Garden
  • Queen Beds:(2)
  • Refrigerator
  • Shower Rooms (1)
  • Single Beds:(2)
  • Sofa Beds:(1)
  • Suitable For Children Under 5
  • Toaster
  • Washer
  • Wi-Fi
Additional amenities & feature info
The cottage includes a homely kitchen and dining area, a living area set in a conservatory which can double up as a spare sleeping area, a large main bedroom which can include a spare single bed and a cot, a second double bedroom, and a comfortable bathroom with shower.

Internet access is available, although it is rare in such open countryside.

Mobile telephone reception is excellent.
House rules
    Pets not allowed
    Smoking not allowed
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Additional Rate and Availability Information
A security deposit of Euro 200 must be paid 5 days prior to arrival at this house. This will be refunded within 5 days after departure from the house as long as there are no damages/breakages in which case, expenses will be deducted from this deposit.You are required to make a deposit of 30% of total fee upon booking.
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About the neighbourhood
Giarratana is set in the Iblean Hills in the south eastern tip of Sicily, 1710 feet above sea level. This is a beautiful small village which enjoys gorgeous Mediterranean weather that is warm in summer, with heat peaking in August and getting especially cold between December and February. <BR><BR>This village has a long history which dates back to Greek times and in fact the first name of the original village was Greek. <BR><BR>Giarratana has only 3000+ inhabitants The village is renown for the production of the Sicilian sweet Torrone and for the production of exceptionally large onions which are celebrated through the Sacra della Cipolla in mid August.<BR><BR>Mainly rural in character, the village is dedicated to St Bartholomew The Apostle and the relig... more
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How to get there
Giarratana is a small village in the south eastern tip of Sicily and part of the region of Ragusa. It is easily reached via the SS 194.<BR><BR>The closest airport is situated in Comiso which is just over 1 hours' drive away. Ryanair have just introduced direct flights from London, Rome and Brussels to this destination.<BR><BR>If you fly to the airport of Catania, you may reach Giarratana by driving in approximately 2 hours' drive.<BR><BR> If you fly to the airport of the island of Malta, you can book a Virtu Ferries ferry trip from Malta to the port of Pozzallo which is approximately 45 minutes' drive away from Giarratana.
Activities nearby
Fishing Nearby, Horse Riding Nearby.
Nearby cities
Sicily Villas (15,795)
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