The Beach House
The Beach House is exactly that – a simple apartment located right on the sandy beach of Spina Santa – a rare luxury for those of you looking to soak up the sunshine throughout the day and enjoy the sound of the waves lapping the shore as the sky turns from bright blue with the odd fluffy cloud to dark blue studded with sparkling stars. The wooden steps lead from the little terrace via some decking straight on to the beach so bare feet are order of the day with warm sand between your toes – just magical!
The private and curtained terrace will probably be the most used part of the house as from here you can gaze out at all times of day watching the movement of the sea and the gentle comings and goings of visitors to the beach. Early morning swims are the best as you will have the glittering sea to yourself as you plunge in before your breakfast which is just 20 metres away! The terrace leads into a compact living area with a sofa on one side and an open plan kitchen on the other – here you will be able to try your hand at some tasty Italian cookery as we are pretty sure you will not want to leave this glorious spot especially with such a great panorama from the dining table outside. There is a small hob with 2 gas rings, a dishwasher and a fridge freezer so pasta dishes, risottos, salads, local ricotta cakes and lots of cold wine may be prepared and stored easily.
From the living room you access the bedroom which has been interestingly furnished with two French size beds (these are midway between a single and a double). The décor consists of whitewashed walls, wooden floors and some colourful stripey blue and red cushions – the perfect combination for a house on the beach. A second tiny bedroom is home to bunk beds but with little space for anything else. The small shower room is in fact equipped with a good size shower unit, WC, bidet and basin. White curtains blow in the breeze both inside and out giving the house a romantic and spacious feeling.
A second little terrace is located at the back of the accommodation that is perfect for escaping the sun and for taking a shower, perfect for rinsing off the salt after umpteen dips in the salty water or long walks along the seashore.
Should you wish for a day away from the beach (unlikely!) then there is plenty to see and do in the immediate area. The village of Donnalucata is close by and the lively seaside town of Marina di Ragusa is just a 20 minute drive away where you will also find a great selection of restaurants and shops. The historic Baroque towns of Scicli, Modica and Ibla are also within easy reach and are really worth a quick visit if you can pull yourself away from your wonderful base.
If you are looking for a true beach holiday, with a slight Robinson Crusoe feel to it, The Beach House is for you – make sure you pack your swimming gear, flip flops and not much else!