From £2,590 per week
Beautifully designed villa set in a spectacular location, with stunning sea-views from the lounge, pool and outside terraces. Beautiful gardens.
Arrival day: Saturday Car hire: Recommended
Villa Donnafugata Due is in a spectacular location, the open views are some of the best we have come across in the whole of Italy (and we have seen a few!). The stunning design villa has just been completed and the owner has produced a truly special place for our guests to enjoy.
Entrance to the estate is by a winding driveway and this leads to the parking area. You will be struck initially by the spectacular architecture and then by the stunning location. Entrance to the villa is into the impressive lounge area which has windows all around and from here on the view becomes the backdrop to your holiday. There is a large comfortable sofa and the windows lead out to the terraces. Off this room, there is a twin room which has a bathroom.
From here you step into the modern kitchen which enjoys ‘that’ view and is equipped to a high level. There is a breakfast bar and we are sure you will love cooking in this modern kitchen. There are two further double bedrooms with lovely ensuite shower rooms. Throughout the villa, the quality of the fixtures and furnishings is of a high.
The large pool is located behind the house and about 20 metres away from the outdoor dining area and if you thought the view from the house was good then the view from the pool just gets better.
To the rear of the house there are huge grounds where you can wander to various shaded areas to read a book or just take in the beautiful Sicilian countryside. An added bonus is that the beautiful Castello Donnafugata is a short walk away and here you can find bars and a couple of local places to dine at.
On this estate there are two villas which are semi detatched (Uno and Due), they are identical in every way apart from the shape of their pool. The owner has ensured that the two houses have the outdoor areas and pools away from each other and that the living spaces face opposite directions, hence despite the vicinity level of privacy is high. For larger parties both villas can be rented and there is an outdoor dining table which seats up to 14 people. We are sure that Villa Donnafugata will be a great hit with Essential Italy clients and we recommend booking sooner rather than later.
13/01 — 30/03
26/10 — 21/12
30/03 — 08/06
08/06 — 29/06
31/08 — 26/10
29/06 — 31/08
Security deposit: €400
Heating extra - €30 per day
Andy and Miranda, Cambridge, UK
The villa is wonderful and we very much enjoyed our stay. The space both inside and out is just wonderful, and the pool really works for swimmers - two of us swam 1km every morning. The combination of shade and sun, and the grounds with fabulous herbs and some good bird-watching were great. Sundowners looking out to the Med, just beautiful. Bruno was the perfect host, bringing us produce and tasty Sicilian specialities throughout our stay. The only thing that could be improved is turning off or reducing the lights at night, and not having movement activated lights in the bedrooms. We had a wonderful holiday, thank you. October 2023
D Collins, London
Our Family had an amazing stay at Villa Donnafugata in October 2022. The host, Bruno, was lovely and so attentive, he's created a beautiful, spacious, villa with stunning views and lovely outdoor areas for dining, swimming and just mooching about. We enjoyed short day trips to nearby towns and beaches. Absolutely loved the villa and hope to return soon!
Jo-Anne T, Surrey, UK
We had the best holiday. Essential Italy are knowledgeable, professional; everything was super efficient. Our Villa was amazing. The owner absolutely charming. We would have no hesitation in returning and recommending Essential Italy. June 2022
John Aizlewood, North Somerset, UK
The whole experience from booking to having our holiday was excellent, thank you. Bruno was his usual helpful and generous self and added many touches to make our holiday very enjoyable and relaxing, all in all a five star experience, thank you. June 2022
Catherine McAleavey, London
We stayed here for 2 weeks in August 2019 with friends in the adjoining villa and had a wonderful time. Very relaxing. Location is quite rural so a car is essential but beaches supermarkets shops and restaurants are all within 20 minutes and it's a great base for exploring the gorgeous towns in this corner of Sicily. The villas are spacious, light and well equipped - including fresh vegetables in the garden and with amazing views so we were happy to stay in in the evenings. The owner, Bruno, could not have been more welcoming and helpful - from coming to meet our very late arrival in the village (with welcome dinner ) to delivery of freshly baked fruit tarts mid week.
Paul Quilter, Ingatestone
We had the pleasure of staying at Villa Donnafugato Uno and Due. Both villas are beautifully furnished to a high specification, extremely comfortable and clean and well stocked for basic kitchen essentials. The owner of the villas, Bruno, was very hospitable and responsive and we loved trying the local Sicilian delicacies. Our Essential Italy rep was very helpful in guiding us to local areas and assisting with recommendations. We had a truly amazing relaxing holiday. Thank you to everyone at Essential Italy that helped us booking our holiday. August 2019
Alison Roberts, London
A truly beautiful house and grounds. Bruno was most thoughtful and generous. We will be back to explore the area more. July 2019