“A dreamlike experience.”

We spent lazy days by the pool and in the garden and made a couple of fantastic excursions to Erice, San Vito Lo Capo and Selinunte. We also had a very nice dinner at Café Garibaldi and at La Trinacria. We really loved this place – the house, the gardens and the pool. We really want to come back! 

— Louise B. // Sweden on Villa Santa Maria

“I can’t wait until next summer!”

Stunning Santa Maria. Our experience at Santa Maria was breathtaking. Upon arrival we were in awe of the impressive stone building, we passed through the beautiful courtyard and into the Santa Maria villa itself - which was absolutely stunning in every way possible. Nanette, our host was on hand to welcome us to the villa, she was most helpful throughout our stay. We spent our days in the Italian sunshine, lounging by the superb pool, surrounded by the heavenly gardens. We sampled the local delights, eating scrumptious gelato in the town and visited the neighbours (The Gazzerosse Vineyard).
Our time at Santa Maria was absolutely perfect - a dream come true. 

— Paul J. // UK on Villa Santa Maria

"Ideal for families with young children."

— The Times on Villa Santa Rosalia


“Everything we wanted and more.”

How trite does the word "magical" seem to describe this place? Yet the Villa transported us and there seems to be no other word to describe it. We lived the dream for a week and discovered a corner of the world untouched by tourism, raw, tranquil and animated, all in one. This is a slice of Sicily where history oozes from the stones, yet quietly. The Villa is elegant, comfortable and aesthetically fabulous, with a library to dazzle (and I would need to book a few years to read even an eighth of the collection), a cook's dream kitchen along with all the best cookbooks, to boot. We relaxed indoors as well as out: the gardens are diverse: a citrus grove, tennis and pool grounds, and olive trees as well. We were fortunate to arrive during the olive pressing season and enjoyed the experience immensely. Finally, a word about our hosts: Nanette and Silvio, Caroline and Marcello: what a difference it made having you to book choice restaurants, provide insight on this or that winery, archeological site, or town to visit. Need I say more?

— Shelley H. // Canada on Villa Santa Maria

We couldn't have asked for a better holiday

Our fantastic week at Santa Rosalia. From the very first moment (arriving late and tired) Nannette welcomed us warmly and we were immediately struck by the spaciousness and ambience of the villa. We were delighted by the villa's decor and we felt in a holiday mood from the very beginning. The private pool gave us hours of endless pleasure and we loved the villa so much we rarely ventured far. There were however several trips into Mazara for dinner and a day at the beach. There is plenty of good quality baby equipment and cooking facilities - including 2 BBQs (which we made good use of). We couldn't have asked for a better holiday and would highly recommend a stay there. 

— Barbara S. // UK on Villa Santa Rosalia


A fantastic and relaxing stay.”

I have just come back from a fantastic and relaxing stay at this villa. The owners made us feel very welcome and the accommodation worked really well for the two toddlers. The house was spotless (very important to my wife) and the pool was very clean, good for children and in a beautiful setting surrounded by countryside. The local town had some fantastic restaurants and beaches and only a short drive away from many other Sicilian gems. The owner and her sister in law had provided us with invaluable printed information on everything we needed, which was far superior to any guides. I would stay there again when I visit Sicily without a doubt. 

— Karim B. // London on Villa Santa Rosalia

A wonderful atmosphere

We have had a wonderful week, great house, great pool and wonderful fruit in the garden. We’ve made interesting trips to Motya and Selinunte – nice ferry boat trip to Motya. Hours and hours of pool fun had by all. A wonderful atmosphere attached to the house and grounds. 

 Miranda C. // UK on Villa Santa Rosalia