Villa Dora

Sunny, peaceful location - Large, well equipped outdoor areas

Noto - South-east of Sicily



Villa Dora is a beautiful country property with pool situated in the south-east of Sicily, between the villages of Ispica and Rosolini. Set in a sunny, quiet location, the villa offers relaxing views over the surrounding countryside with its typical carob, olive and citrus trees which lend a charm to this rural landscape. A well-kept garden with lawn frames the villa, its spacious terrace and the beautiful infinity pool with Jacuzzi. Recently built, the villa is on two levels. The ground floor includes a living room with fireplace, a well-equipped, masonry kitchen, a double bedroom and a bathroom with shower. A marble and iron staircase leads to the first floor, which is home to a double bedroom with balcony, a bedroom with a French bed and a bathroom with shower. Outside, in a separate annexe, is a second kitchen with wood-fired oven and bbq. The villa is also equipped with central heating, internet Wi-Fi, satellite TV and washing machine. From the villa can be easily reached the wonderful baroque towns of Modica, Noto, Ragusa-Ibla and Scicli, but also the sandy beaches of the Vendicari nature reserve, of Pozzallo and Portopalo.

Ground Floor: living room with fireplace, kitchen, 1 double/twin bedroom, 1 bathroom with shower. First Floor: 1 double bedroom, 1 bedroom with a French bed, 1 bathroom with shower.

Annexe with kitchen, 2 bathrooms-shower, porch, garden, swimming pool, solarium.


Private swimming pool
Air conditioning
Internet Wi-Fi
Private parking
Size 110 m2
Terrace 100 m2
Garden 2000 m2
View Countryside
Sea distance 15 km


  • Dishwasher
  • Electric oven
  • Fireplace
  • Freezer
  • Fridge
  • Hairdryer
  • Highchair
  • Hob: gas burners9
  • iPod Dock Station
  • Iron
  • Kettle
  • Microwave
  • Mixer
  • Mosquito nets in all rooms5
  • Oven wood-fired
  • Satellite receiver
  • Standing fans2
  • Toaster
  • TV
  • Washing machine
  • Barbecue
  • Beach chairs
  • Chairs
  • External shower
  • Outdoor lounge space
  • Sun loungers
  • Table
Safety Devices
  • Fire extinguishers
  • Fireproof blanket
  • Smoke detector

  • Private pool with hydro-massage corner

    Size (in metres) 11.00 x 6.00, depth (in metres) min 1.30 - max 2.20 Open from 01/04 to 30/11 Depuration: salt


  • Bath towels: 2 changes per week
  • Bathrooms and bedrooms cleaned: weekly
  • Bed linen: 1 change per week
  • Cot
  • Electricity: included up to 300 kWh per week
  • Final cleaning
  • Gas cooker consumption
  • Internet: Wi-Fi
  • Parking: private inside the property
  • Pool towels: 1 change per week
  • Table linen
  • Water consumption
  • Welcome basket: breakfast items
  • Air conditioning: 3 Units - see electricity consumption
  • Electricity: included up to 300 kWh per week - The extra consumption has to be paid on the spot
  • Firewood
  • Heating: Radiators in all rooms - on consumption
  • Car rental
  • Cook
  • Maid service
  • Pizza party
  • Transfer
6 Sleeps
3 Bedrooms - 2 Bathrooms
Min nights
2023 30/09-12/01 1820 € 7
  • Minimum stay: 7 nights
  • Arrival day: Saturday only from 01/07 to 01/09
  • Security deposit: € 300, to pay cash on arrival
  • Pets: Admitted, € 50 per stay to pay on site
  • Check-in: 16:00-21:00
  • Check-out: 08:00-10:00
  • Late arrivals: 21:00-24:00 only if agreed. Charged at € 30 (to pay on site on arrival)
  • Tourist tax: 3.00 € per night per person excluding children up to 12 years, maximum 6 nights, to pay at booking

Deposit amounting to 30% of the total price to pay within 3 days of confirmation from us. The remaining 70% must be paid 45 days before the beginning of your holiday.

Payment methods:
bank transfer, credit card, PayPal, postal order

Security deposit:
€ 300, to pay cash on arrival. It will be refunded at the end of the stay, if there are no damages. For more information please visit Terms and conditions

-from reservation to 61 days prior to arrival 10% -from 60 days to 31 days prior to arrival 30% -from 30 days to 16 days prior to arrival 50% -from 15 days to 1 day prior to arrival 70% -NO SHOW 90%


Airport (Comiso) 65 km
Airport (Catania) 100 km
Airport (Palermo) 335 km
Airport (Trapani) 415 km
Railway station (Rosolini) 3 km
Hospital (Noto) 16 km
Seaside - sandy beach (Marzamemi) 15 km
Seaside - rocky beach (Marzamemi) 16 km
Delicatessen 3 km
Restaurant 2 km
Shops, banks, restaurants 3 km
Weekly market (Modica) - Saturday 25 km
Fashion Outlet (Agira) 150 km
Golf (Floridia) 42 km
Horse riding 2 km
Diving (Marzamemi) 18 km
Harbour (Siracusa) 43 km
Modica 20 km
Ragusa 40 km
Syracuse 42 km
Taormina 140 km

Guest feedbacks

  • Mr. Richard , UK

    June 2023

    What a lovely villa, peaceful, loads of space and pool to die for.. We had great trips to Noto, Ortigia. Syracusa, Ragusa e Ispica. Great places and lovely friendly people. If we come back to Sicily we would definitely stay here again and would recommend to all. We will miss the cat! Rich, Bea, Connor, Andrew, Clair e Louis

  • Jane , UK

    October 2022

    What a worderful home from Villa Dora has been. Gianpaolo and his family have created a worm and welcoming atmosphere that helps you to unwind and relax from the moment you arrive. We verry much apprecieted the “welcome snack” that were left for us and very much enjoyed our sicilian dinner that we booked for one evening. A teste sensation! The villa itself provide a comfortable and well equipped home as our base, and the pool and garden are so beautiful that give us a relaxing oasis to unwind in. As two couples who have holidayed togheder for many years, now we have developed quite high standards in what we are looking for in our holiday home. Villa Dora is one of our favorites now and more than mached our expetation. A very big thank you to Gianpaolo and his family

  • Ms. linnea , Sweden

    May 2022

    Thank you for a warm welcome and a wonderful week in your house

  • Mr. Simon , Netherlands

    May 2022

    We have really enjoyed our stay, compliments to the owners for a very warm welcome.

  • Ms. Annalisa , Italy

    August 2021

    Posizione ideale , massima tranquillità e a 15 minuti dal mare. Accoglienza perfetta. Nonostante il periodo affollato, la posizione della casa e il contesto generale hanno permesso di godere della tranquillità del luogo, immerso nel verde e in una posizione startegica per visitare i luoghi di attrazione di questa parte della Sicilia. I proprietari persone deliziose, sempre pronti ad aiutare i suoi ospiti. Grazie a loro e alla splendida villa abbiamo passato una stupenda e rilassante vacanza!

  • Mr. Derk , Germany

    November 2019

    Vielen lieben Dank für eine schöne Woche. Gut, dass es den Kamin hat :)

  • Ms. Caroline , UK

    September 2019

    A wonderful villa to relax in, whilst enjoying the beautiful towns and areas close by. The pool was fantastic! We enjoyed discovering Ragusa Ibla, Modica and Ortigia in particular. Thank you for the food and drinks welcome pack! A wonderful holiday. Many thanks

  • Ms. Maureen , UK

    August 2019

    This has been our 5th stay at villa Dora. This time for 8 lovely relaxing weeks. It is such a lovely spot - you can feel yourself recharging the batteries and relaxing. Hopefully we will return next year.

  • Mr. Jakob , Austria

    August 2019

    Dieses Haus ist wirklich ein Glücksgriff. Wir haben diese Woche sehr genossen, ganz besonders das große Pool und die herrlichen Ausblicke.

  • Mr. Ian , UK

    June 2019

    What a fabulous home the owners have created here in this idyllic setting! Waking up to hear only birds song and lazing beside that very beautiful pool has been very pleasant and the “human batteries” of both my husband and I have certainly been recharged. Thank you for your generous hospitality. We really do hope return in the future. Grazie mille

  • Ms. Anne , UK

    May 2019

    Had a fantastic week in this lovely villa. Our hosts could not have made us feel more welcome. The villa is beautiful, we could not have asked for more.

  • Mr. David , Canada

    September 2018

    Great place would return. Only issue was flies bees and worms

  • Mr. Nigel , UK

    September 2018

    Lovely property and a great welcome from the owner. Fantastic outdoor area particularly the pool although another parasol would have been welcome. Very nice inside although a shame to have no dishwasher and the showers could do with updating - they both leaked.

  • Mr. Gaetano , Italy

    August 2018

    Felicissimi di essere i primi italiani a fare una recensione per questa splendida proprietà. Posto incantevole, dotato di tutti i comfort e vicino alle più belle località della Val di Noto. E un grazie in particolare ai proprietari per la splendida accoglienza

  • Mr. Rainer , Germany

    August 2018

    Wir haben uns nach dem sehr herzlichen Empfang sehr wohl gefüllt in Ihrem Haus. Sowohl der Garten, der Pool und die wunderschönen Sonnenuntergänge haben uns sehr beeindricht. Vielen Dank!

  • Mr. Luis , U.S.A.

    August 2018

    A beautiful, peaceful, comfortable house with exquisite grounds and swimming pool. The children loved the olive grove, the areas for ball play. We will definitely come back.

  • Mr. Paul , Belgium

    July 2018

    We had a very nice stay in this lovely home!

  • Ms. Maureen , UK

    June 2018

    This is the fourth year we have rented Villa Dora - always for an extended period. It is a lovely villa, tranquil and secluded set in a beautiful garden. We have already booked it again for a six week period in the summer of 2019. Mariarita and Gianpaolo always make us most welcome and always on hand to sort any problems which might occur

  • Ms. Julia , Netherlands

    May 2018

    We had a wonderfull week in your beautiful house. We enjoyed the pool, the quiteness and beautiful views and of course the nice warm sicilian weather. We have enjoyed every second of our stay here in Sicily. We will certainly recommend your holiday house to our friends and family.

  • Ms. Barbara , UK

    May 2018

    We have enjoyed 10 peaceful days here in the wonderful setting of Villa Dora. There has been much to explore in the area. Returning to the villa each evening to enjoy the views and the sunsets was a real pleasure.

  • Ms. Kate , UK

    October 2017

    Wonderful! Thank you for your kind hospitality. We loved our stay and were sad to leave. Hopefully we can come back again.

  • Ms. Lili , Germany

    September 2017

    Wir hatten eine wunderschönen Urlaub angefangen mit herzlichen Begrüßung bis zu einem wundervollen Aufenthalt! (Der Pool war wärlich das absolute highlight!) Wir komme gerne wieder.

  • Mr. Ales , Czech Republic

    September 2017

    We have enjoyed our first stay in Sicilia and the best experience of it. The house was wonderful with its calm and soothing atmosphere, refreshing and always clean pool and green garden with old olive trees. Welcome and care from the owner was friendly and generous and we very appreciated the private homely environment they created here for us.

  • Mr. Carlo , UK

    September 2017

    We have been on many villa holidays since 2005 and this has to be one of the best. The lay out facilities and pool are excellent, Mariarita and Gianpaolo are excellent hosts and would do anything for you. Their hospitality and care are second to none. We would not hesitate to book this villa again and wish every blessing on the owners for success with their beautiful villa. Thank you for providing food for us and keeping the villa spick and span.

  • Mr. Eric , France

    August 2017

    Magnifique séjour, maison très belle et très agréable. Super accueil des propriétaires avec un panier de figues du jardin. Merci pour tout.

  • Ms. Emily , UK

    August 2017

    Thank you for a wonderful stay. The house and pool are just beautiful and we really loved it. The owners could not have been nicer and kinder, thank you so much.

  • Mr. Edward , UK

    June 2017

    This was our 3rd stay at villa Dora. Thank you to the owner for making it so special – what a lovely position, so lovely and peaceful and that wonderful pool. Hopefully we will be back next year.

  • Ms. Nicole , Germany

    June 2017

    A beautiful place to relax and rest. Our very kind and friendly landlords welcomed us with a generous welcome basket and we directly felt home. The house has been perfect for our family of four. The well equipped outdoor kitchen (actually it is not really outdoor, it is a subsidiary building) and the marvelous pool have been used a lot and from the big veranda we enjoyed the view of the country. We had a great time in Villa Dora!

  • Mr. David , Switzerland

    October 2016

  • Ms. Victoria , Australia

    October 2016

    The photos don't do this lovely home justice - it is spacious and lovingly presented by the owners who met us to show us around and provide the keys. It was great to come back to the lovely pool after a hot day of exploring Noto, Ragusa and Modica. The living area is large and open and there are several dining areas to chose from - we mostly ate outside on the verandah which wraps around two walls of the house. We lived outdoors mainly under the shade of the covered verandah. Make sure you bring bug spray, though! The two main bedrooms upstairs are good size and the family bathroom upstairs is also roomy and well stocked with towels. The 3rd bedroom downstairs is a double bed and a smaller room but was fine for us for our 8 night stay. The garden is beautifully done, with lots of grass areas for children to play and the 250+ year old olive trees in the backyard add an amazing sense of history. The setting is a quiet rural area, about 3km from the town of Rosolini which has supermarkets, bakeries etc and does observe siesta (1pm - 4pm) so you will need to work around that if you want to explore the town. While the area around Modica is prettier, we found Villa Dora a great base from which to explore this corner of Sicily and the perfect spot to enjoy a glass of wine and plate of antipasto at the end of the day.

  • Ms. Anne , UK

    September 2016

    A really stunning property. Our hosts were exceptionally welcoming and provided a really generous welcome basket. They made arrival and departure very straightforward and gave us plenty of information about the local area, shopping and beaches. The beautiful garden with lovely pool attracted lots of wonderful wildlife so we mainly lived out on the well furnished verandah enjoying the view. The second kitchen with pizza oven was one of the highlights of the holiday as we all made our own pizzas and had a couple of very enjoyable social evenings. The villa provides an excellent base for exploring this area of Sicily and travel is very straightforward to all the Baroque towns. The only downside to us was not having booked a fortnight - seven days was not long enough.

  • Mr. Euan , UK

    August 2016

    Lovely villa with large outdoor space and fantastic pool. Spacious, clean and the outdoor kitchen including wood fired pizza oven was great.

  • Mr. Andreas , Germany

    August 2015

    Everything was Perfect and the host Family is really nice and helpful.

  • Ms. Julie , Netherlands

    May 2015

    We had a great time in this beautiful house and its peaceful surroundings.