Villa La Marchesa

from € 8.750
to € 17.500
for week
(related to 2024)

Outstanding villa with pool on
a natural reserve with fantastic beach


Avola - SR








18 x2

Villa la Marchesa is located on the Gelsomineto reserve, part of the vast estate belonging to the Marchesa di Cassibile. The villa and beach were the private seaside resort of the family, and the house is the only one to have direct access to the beach. The beach is very popular in high summer, but during the rest of the year, it is rarely visited.


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The original building has been renovated and transformed into a marvellous contemporary villa, and is equipped with all comforts – including a lift! It occupies a low bank, and is surrounded by an extensive private garden of (carefully protected) Mediterranean maquis, with wonderful views over a citrus grove to the sea. The villa is on two levels. On the ground floor there is a queen size bedroom with ensuite bathroom and a standard size Italian double bedroom with ensuite bathroom; a large living room with fireplace, a TV area, various conversation areas, a dining room and a well-equipped kitchen. Both living room and dining room have huge windows with sea views.

The upper floor can be accessed by a contemporary, glass-walled staircase or lift.
There is a master bedroom with ensuite bathroom and walk-in wardrobe, a further ensuite single bedroom ( french bed 1,40 x 1,95) and a double bedroom with  external bathroom .

The large, well-kept garden includes a large furnished patio and several tastefully-furnished secluded areas – the most atmospheric is probably the one under a huge carob tree – which means guests can socialise without disturbing the peace for the rest of the party. There is an infinity pool looking out to sea, with wonderful big showers and bathrooms. There is also a well-appointed BBQ area (with sink) set at a suitable distance from both the villa and pool.

Your villa at a glance

Dining room
Living room
Guest bathroom
2 double bedrooms with ensuite bathrooms( a queen size bedroom 180×200 and a standard Italian double bedroom 160×195)

Ensuite master room with a walk-in-closet
ensuite bedroom with French size bed (140×195)
bedroom with queen size bed (180×200) and outside bathroom


We like

Being just a few steps from one of the loveliest, and most unspoilt bays and beaches in south-eastern Sicily.
The experience of living in a unique contemporary villa in a privileged location.
The villa is the ideal choice for anyone wanting an exclusive seaside experience in an outstanding villa as well as the possibility of exploring the cultural and natural riches of this part of Sicily.

We think

Families or groups of friends looking for an exclusive location for a seaside holiday. Siracusa and Noto are both close by, and there is some wonderful hiking in the Cava Grande di Cassibile (which can be seen from the villa).


  • Catania airport 42 miles
  • Comiso airport 70 miles
  • Siracusa 6 miles
  • Vendicari 25 miles
  • Noto 23 miles

Things to do

La Marchesa is located on the Gelsomineto reserve, part of the vast estate belonging to the Marchesa di Cassibile. Places to be seen near the villa:

  • Il Gelsomineto Marchesa Beach
    Fringed by pine trees and backed by orange groves, this crescent of sand is one of the loveliest of all Sicily’s beaches
  • Cavagrande
    One path follows the Cassibile river to a pretty river crossing where you can splash and picnic, another heads under the motorway and climbs up to the Marchesa’s abandoned house, perched at the head of Cavagrande.
  • Pantalica
    Pantalica is not just a tremendously beautiful gorge, but Sicily’s largest and most fascinating ancient necropolis, with several thousand Neolithic tombs honeycombing its sheer limestone cliffs.
  • Siracusa
    Founded by Greeks from Corinth in 734 BC, ancient Syracuse grew to become the most powerful city in the Western world, partly thanks to a series of tyrannical but brilliant leaders, partly perhaps to its vast, but narrow-necked safe harbour.