July 6, 2017
By Beacon_PR

Sicilian Summer Houses

Freelance Holidays has snapped up three more stylish holiday homes on Sicily, and recommends the island as a superb destination that still has availability this summer.

“Sicily is a wonderful holiday island with sandy beaches, rocky coasts, a live volcano to discover, spectacular ancient ruins, beautiful towns and superb food,” says Freelance Holidays’ managing director Paul Fogg. “There’s still peak season availability and good flight options.”

The three new ‘just signed’ properties are in the south-eastern resort of Fontaine Blanche only 14kms from the ancient city of Syracuse and about 90 minutes’ drive from Mount Etna.

Set just above the water, Villa Marisol has wonderful views of the Ionian Sea from its sun terrace, covered loggia, from the lower lawn and the Jacuzzi pool. Pack a pair of jelly sandals and you can swim from the rocks below the house, though a sandy beach is only 1km along the coast. A double bedroom, a single room and a sofa bed in the living area means the house can sleep four, but it is also a truly cool pad for a couple.

The all-white interior is effortlessly stylish, with touches of blue in the artwork and soft furnishings. There’s WiFi, air-con, an outdoor BBQ and sink, plus labour saving gadgets in the immaculate kitchen.  July dates are reduced, so that a week’s rental is £2408 in total, while peak August weeks are £3346.

The same owner has applied the same standards to the renovation of nearby Casa Blu, which sleeps six on the seafront . There’s no pool, but the water laps a few yards below the villa’s sun terraces.  Villa Bussola is equally stunning, sitting 80 metres back from the sea in the same resort.

Another recent signing with summer availability is Casa Tecla – a former fisherman’s cottage given a clever make-over to create a stylish retreat. It is in Santa Tecla, a small fishing village with just a bar and a couple of restaurants.  Casa Tecla has a small plunge pool on the terrace and a walled garden with a sea view. Open the garden gate and step onto the rocks to launch for a morning swim!

Inside, two bedrooms sit under the eaves (one double, one twin). There are two smart shower rooms and a well-equipped kitchen while the open-plan living space has a barrel-like vaulted ceiling and cool tiled floor.  Catania is about 15kms away, so this is a great base for sightseeing, including Mount Etna’s volcanic park.

Both July and August dates at Casa Tecla are reduced by Freelance Holidays, so that a week in July costs from £1743 (saving £252) and a peak August week is £2142 (saving £252).

In all cases, price is for the whole villa, and excludes flights and car hire.

Freelance Holidays: 01789 297705, www.freelance-holidays.co.uk

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Freelance Holidays’ press contact is Paul Fogg 01789 297 705

Release issued by Jane Williams at Beacon PR 01572 748 800

 

Ed’s notes:

  • Freelance Holidays specialises in villas on the Mediterranean islands of Crete, Kefalonia, Sardinia, Sicily, Mallorca, Menorca and Zante (aka Zakynthos).
  • Flexible arrival days and durations allow travellers to mix and match stays with low-cost flights; properties are priced on a ‘per night’ basis
  • The hand-picked properties include villas with pools, village houses and family-run apartments – many with jaw-dropping views.
  • Freelance Holidays does not arrange flights or transfers, but can pre-book car hire.
  • ABTA members

 

 

 

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