30 Dec Tenuta Baroniblei
Area: Vendicari, Siracusa
Main features: Al fresco dining, Barbecue, Close to the sea, Countryside, Garden, Infinity Swimming Pool, Modern, Peaceful, Rooftop terrace, Rural, Secluded, and Work Space
This newly built villa is in the countryside amidst vineyards and olive groves with a view that stretches out to the sea, making this an up and coming area for innovative new builds. This villa is an ideal spot from which to experience all that the South East Sicilian coast has to offer while remaining a cool base inviting you to get away from it all. A 20 minute-drive away is Noto that blends its elegant Baroque beauty, grand churches and classic restaurants with the fast moving modern art-scene which has brought forth exhibitions and a selection of groovy bars and restaurants particularly popular with the ever-growing and refined gay community. Its inconspicuous gate allows entry to the narrow white road that leads up to the villa and its grounds.
We are proud to introduce this new villa to our selection. The owners have favoured a modern design emphasising the natural deep colours and textures of the Sicilian land and its local materials. Some touches are reminiscent of the crude rural feel and some are simply humorous.
The house is also conceived for an indoor outdoor living to the extent of confusing which is which. The large windows open up totally to bring in the outdoors and one of the outdoor spaces is literally in the middle of the house. Add to this that the colourful ceramic tiles are found both outside and inside creating an even stronger illusion of total continuity. Each outdoor space has been carefully created to maximise the time of day, the position of the sun creating shade and protection from the winds.
Circulation flows freely indoors too starting with the main entrance that gives onto a corridor that cuts through the house and has an exit on the other side. Every bedroom also has its own opening onto an outdoor space.
As you approach the house
A typical bamboo cover offers shade to the outdoor dining area just outside the kitchen area. On the opposite side and looking out towards the sea you are drawn by the soft inviting shapes of the candy coloured loungers. The long and narrow pool is perfect for swimming and blends in beautifully with the surroundings.
The space indoors is 240 sq. m. The living’s linearity is complemented by its large and comfortable sofa where you can curl up in from of the TV screen and on winter evenings you can opt for the mesmerising effect of the open fire. On the other side of the open space is the modern and minimal kitchen space. The textures and colours of the green tiles stand out from the otherwise plain-coloured space as do the vintage bright coloured stools around the antique dining table that divides the kitchen space from the living area.
Like in the old Sicilian houses the bedrooms are lined up along the central corridor. Each double room is distinguished by an earthen colour and feature a floating bed giving a sense of lightness to the room. Each bedroom has an ensuite bathroom totally integrated in the room, in fact, in a couple of rooms the bathroom spreads out into the bedroom with no door separation except for the wc. Bathrooms and wardrobes are conceived in an industrial and minimal taste. One of the rooms has an extra single bed in an alcove that can be used as a third bed or as a day bed. Another room has given more importance to a work space for those who plan to be smart working.
All bedrooms have an exit that leads outdoors with heavy industrial mosquito nets.
The Pool with its shaded pergola
The relaxing area by the infinity pool comes complete with sun deck and sun loungers, a shaded terrace area with soft and inviting lounge offers tantalizing sunset views set in complete harmony with the natural surroundings. A Changing space, and WC are in a separate building discreetly at hand.
The outdoor spaces are distributed in 5 different areas offering a space for each guest to enjoy some privacy. However, the spaces have been known to house some great parties as well!
There is certainly no shortage of outdoor areas to enjoy here!
Close to the house is the outdoor dining table. Next to the dining table, are two areas with sofas and soft seatings where coffees and drinks can be served. At the back of the house is yet another outdoor lounge with sofas. From here stairs lead up to the rood terrace conceived to enjoy in the cooler hours to take in the stinking spectacle of sunset. By the pool you can choose to relax taking in the sun on the sun-beds or choose the shaded area with comfortable soft loungers.
- Closest airport: Catania, 1h10 minutes by car
- Closest town: Noto, 15 minutes by car
- Closest beach: Vendicari’s beaches, 10 minutes by car
- Siracusa: 45 minutes by car
- Welcome basket
- Prices include initial and midweek cleaning with linen change
- Check-in and check-out service
- Maximum occupancy is for 10 persons
- Minimum stay 4 nights
Extra services available on request:
- Shopping service €40 plus cost of groceries
- Meal on arrival
- Cook service
- Private Chef
- 24/7 Concierge service
- Extra cleaning service €20/hour
- Personal Yoga Teacher
Security Deposit €1,500
At a Glance
- 5 double bedrooms en-suite bathroom with shower
- Of which one has a dedicated workspace
- Open plan living dining and kitchen
- Infinity Pool (15m x 4m depth 1.40m)
- Shaded outdoor lounge area by pool
- Outdoor living on two sides of the villa
- Outdoor BBQ
- Outdoor shower and bathroom by pool
- Rooftop terrace
- Spacious grounds
- Ideal for a group of friends or family
- Special events are welcome
- Air-conditioning throughout
- 4 induction rings
- Washing machine
- Laundry room
- Private Parking
- Safe in every bedroom
More Things to do
- Breakfast service
- Cycling tours in and around the area
- Chauffeur driven tours with or without guide
- Personal shopper
- Half a day on boat with lunch or aperitif on Enrico’s ketch
- Yacht/Sailing boat hire
- Yacht/Sailing boat tours
- Vendicari Nature Reserve with specialised guide
- Helicopter tours
- Personal Yoga teacher
- Cooking courses
- Private cook
- Private chef