About This Listing
This small and rural cottage is called "La Dépendance" as it is located near our house. "La Dépendance" is just 3 km outside of the beautiful town of Noto, the Baroque town enlisted in the Unesco World Heritage List.
"La Dépendance" was built in the beginning of the '80s and has been fully renovated in 2007, giving it a country yet stylish and modern feeling. Furniture was carefully chosen and renovated manually so to give our guests an edgy and chic atmosphere. The cottage is composed of a fully-equipped kitchen and of a big room where, together with air-conditioning and the dining area, a loft conversion hosts a double bed and a comfortable couch can easily be transformed in a queen-size bed. "La Dépendance" is therefore perfect for a couple looking for a romantic escapade or for a family with small children. The garden is private and completely fenced-in so, if you wish to spend your holidays with your four-legged friends we will be happy to host them too! Relax in the shade of our olive tree, taste the sweetness of our fig tress, take a nap in the hammock or cook a delicious bbq... you'll love this outside!
The seaside is just 7km away... you'll enjoy the quiet countryside and will have access to all the most beautiful beaches of South-Eastern Sicily in a few minutes by car. Vendicari is just 10 minutes away!!!!
There are just a couple of rules to stay at "La Dépendance": if you're a smoker, please smoke only on the outisde, do not leave the air conditioning on while you're not in the house, we try to be green and save energy.
Sara and Corrado were wonderful hosts - willing to help us with anything we needed during our stay in their lovely cottage. The cottage itself is basic, but lovely. The loft bed is comfy, the air conditioner welcome, the kitchen was well stocked with utensils and great to use!
There is a really nice terrace outside the cottage - perfect for sitting in the sun and relaxing with a nice glass of local Sicilian wine.
There are some great local sights to visit - Villa Romana del Tellaro is less that 10 mins away and is a roman villa with preserved mosaic floors. No English so buy a cheap guidebook! The most amazing beach is closer to Cassibile and is called Spiaggia Pineta del Gelsomineto. Soft white sand, turquoise waters and cheap parking across the road (1 euro) of 10 steps from the beach (12 euros).
By Sara's own admission - the cottage and their house is hard to find! They live in an area with no street numbers, so your sat-nav won't help. Don't do as we did and enter the address against Sara's instructions - we got very lost and drove around for more than an hour. May the following GPS coordinates help others from suffering the same fate as us:
36°52'33" N & 15°2'31" E
Sara and Corrado's cottage is a perfect accomodation to enjoy the beautiful beaches of Vendicari and the treasures of Noto. Recommended for young couples and pets lovers. Sara and Corrado are perfect hosts, patient and discreet. The cottage is full furnished for a relaxing stay.
L'appartamentino di Sara e Corrado è proprio delizioso. Immerso in un paesaggio idilliaco, è arredato con gusto ed è cofortevole, ha un bel giardino in cui nostro figlio si è divertito molto a giocare con la simpatica cagnolina di casa. Nei dintorni ci sono molte attrazioni artistiche, naturalistiche e culturali facilmente raggiungibili.
Sara e Corrado sono due hosts attenti e disponibili. Speriamo di poter soggiornare da loro anche in futuro.
Sara & Corrado were very friendly and helpful hosts, who made our family immediately feel at home. We felt very much welcome there. The house was small but nice, cosy and convenient, anyway we were more using the nice outside terrace and fully equipped BBQ. Their place was very quiet and peaceful and ideally situated to discover the area around and to finish the days with a swim at the beautiful Vendicari Nature Reserve.
The hosts, the little, perfectly restored house and the location were all lovely. Quiet, yet very close to both culture (Noto, Modica and Siracusa) and nature (Vendicari and Cavagrande Cassibile), it was the perfect base for exploring southern Sicily. Highly recommended.
We really enjoyed our stay at Sara and corrado's. Their cottage is an oasis of peace, perfect if you have a car to explore the southeastern part of Sicily. It's very well equipped and has a beautiful, functional kitchen. Sara and Corrado are kind people, rapidly attentive whenever needed, and knowledgeable about the region - Sara gave me valuable tips. We wish we could have stayed longer!
About the Host, Sara & Corrado
We're a thirty-something couple that left the big city lights of Milan and decided to go green in sunny Sicily. We live and work in our small farm ((website hidden)) where we produce a fine extra virgin olive oil and other Sicilian delicacies. We firmly believe in organic farming and sustanaibility. The small cottage we rent is located on our farm and we offer a relaxing hospitality in the middle of our countryside. Our guests will not only try all our products but will have free access to our vegetable garden. Come and visit us, we're waiting for you!