Villa Dune

from € 1.100
to € 2.200
for week
(related to 2022)

Villa for anyone who wants a
peaceful seaside holiday


Santa Maria del Focallo, Ragusa








new large pool

Built in a traditional style, entirely from natural materials, Le Dune is the ideal villa for anyone who wants a peaceful seaside holiday – the stunning long sandy beach is close by, but the house, with its sparkling new swimming pool, veranda and garden, are immersed in silence. The sea is shallow, shelving slowly, which means it is ideal for children and less-confident swimmers, while the magical unspoilt, duny sands of Santa Maria del Focallo are perfect for long beach walks.


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Le Dune has three bedrooms and three bathrooms. All bathrooms have natural light and step-in showers. The living-dining room is welcoming and comfortable with a flat-screen TV (with decoder) and an iPod dock. There is also free wifi.
There is an internal, fully equipped kitchen next to the living room, while a large room overlooking the garden includes a swimming pool, a second kitchen with wood-burning oven, barbeque, a supplementary fridge, larder and wood-store. The garden is furnished with comfortable sunloungers – ideal for a few lazy hours reading.
The owners provide bikes for the use of guests.

Your villa at a glance

3 bedrooms (two doubles and one twin)
3 bathrooms with shower including one ensuite, and one accessible from the patio
Fully equipped indoor kitchen
Covered and furnished patio
Garden with lawn
Outdoor kitchen
Laundry room.

We like

The choice between swimming in the sea and the spanking new swimming pool is a luxury indeed. The villa works so well – close to the beach, yet lovely and quiet, and very well organised for the barbeques and outdoor dinners that make summer holidays in Sicily so special.
This area of SE Sicily is amazing. There are the incredible Baroque towns of Ragusa, Modica, Noto and Scicli nearby, but even little Ispica has a wonderful elliptical Baroque piazza and church, and there is definitely something special about being the only tourists in town. We also headed out to the countryside, for walks in the natural canyons like Forza Grande which runs between Ispica and Modica, and Cava Grande (where we went swimming in natural pools). The children loved chocolate tasting in Modica and seeing the traditional working flour mill at Cavallo d’Ispica.

We think

An ideal villa for a family with children — or for anyone wanting a typical Sicilian seaside holiday. The fact that the villa has three bedrooms with ensuite bathrooms means it is also ideal for three couples. Santa Maria del Focallo is a little seaside resort with a fantastic beach little known outside the local area. This area of South East Sicily has so much to see, that you will probably want to come back.
The perfect choice for fans of the TV series Montalbano – not only can you visit all the major locations – but discover that the vignettes of small-town life captured in the films are absolutely true ! Even grocery shopping is fascinating in a town like Scicli or Ispica.


  • Catania airport 71 miles
  • Comiso airport 45 miles
  • Pozzallo 6,2 miles
  • Ragusa 31 miles
  • Modica 17 miles

Things to do

  • Santa Maria del Focallo with its long sandy beach, many of which have benn awarded “Blue Flags”.
  • Visit the Sicilian Baroque towns of Ragusa Ibla , Scicli and Modica
  • Siracusa, with its ancient Greek theatre and sea-girt historic centre is an easy day trip.
  • Fans of the TV detective Montalbano can visit many of the locations used during filmingxos – and don’t miss the wonderful museum.
  • Chocoholics should not miss the chance to visit the chocolate producers of Modica.​