A new Villa (approx. 3 years old) & decorated to a very high standard. We were extremely satisfied with the finish of every aspect of the villa - bathrooms, kitchen, lounge, etc.
We were a group of 4, but you could get 6 in Ok, but the 3rd bedroom is a twin room.
The villa is well located within the village of Cornino, and you can actually see a little of the sea from the garden, although it isn’t a really good view of the sea. That said, the mountains nearby are very visible & are truly stunning.
It really isnt very far to the beach, albeit the beach isnt the best youll find in the area.
There are a couple of pretty reasonable restaurants within walking distance, and also a couple of very nice bars, so if you don’t have a car, you can still get by. There are a couple of supermarkets about a mile or so away.
The villa has a very nice pool that is kept impeccably clean. No complaints at all. It also has very helpful shower facilities alongside the pool & down the side of the villa that ensure that you don’t need to walk through the villa.
The BBQ was lovely & we enjoyed a couple of very nice evenings eating outside. The BBQ is a really helpful facility.
The kitchen is very well stocked with everything we reasonably needed for the stay. We ate out a fair bit, but when we stayed in there was always plenty of equipment to use.
A few things to note however, there is a moderately busy road immediately behind the hedge that runs alongside the pool. This didn’t really bother us, but it should be noted.
The villa is semi-detached, with another villa on the other side of the villa from the pool. They share the wall in between. On the first night we arrived there was a group of young people in the adjoining villa & they had a rather large party. To be fair it made our villa extremely noisy that night & sleep was difficult (especially difficult as we had just arrived & were all very tired) & we were pleased that they weren’t there for the rest of the week.
The villa has marble floors throughout, which creates a beautiful finish, but also means that there is quite a lot of noise within. Noise seems to echo around the building a lot.
The EUR 120 charge for cleaning seemed quite high, but the electricity charge wasn’t very much for us. We only paid EUR 7 for electricity, which was reasonable. This is partly because we didn’t use aircon too extensively.
There isn’t aircon in the bedrooms, but rather in the hallway downstairs (outside the bedrooms) & in the living room area upstairs. This can make the bedrooms a little stuffy at night if you sleep with the doors shut (which we did as we weren’t all the same family). Having the windows open was a bit noisy as you can hear the road, nearby villas having parties & some of the bars, but that may not bother you.
Finally, the directions suggest that you need to stop at a petrol station called “Energy Power”. This isn’t correct – it is Esso. We ended up driving another 5 miles or so before calling the owner & realising we had gone too far. A quick updat e of the instructions would be useful!
One other small grumble was that there seemed to be a lot of people coming & going without advance notice. We had a gardener turn up, a pool cleaner & a man to empty the septic tank (I think?). It would have been nice to have had some advance notice of this really, but not a major deal.
Overall the villa is a very nice one, with everything that a party of 4 or 6 would want for a short break. It is well positioned too. Just be aware that it is one of the slightly noisier villas we’ve stayed in, but that may or may not bother you & your group. The owner was very helpful & we very much enjoyed our stay in beautiful Sicilia.