An 8 Bedroom oasis with botanical gardens, 3 pools connected by waterfalls and direct access to a beautiful beach in Sicily.
Sicily Villa 22
In a garden full of mediterranean and tropical plants, meticulously maintained, lies Casa Botanica, an exclusive oasis of natural beauty. The extraordinary and rich collection of exotic palms, surrounds a complex of three pools on three levels connected by two waterfalls, a true paradise, ideal to relax and fully enjoy your vacation. The structure includes three luxurious accommodations, for a total capacity of 22 people. A private building, which is part of the villa, provides direct access to the beach and a small touristic port. The villa is also in a convenient location for exploring the natural beauty and the art filled cities of Sicily.
The Main House -
The main house has two floors and with its 4 bedrooms and 4 bathrooms can accommodate up to 8 people. It is situated in an elevated and central position on the property, 50 meters from the sea and overlooking the luscious botanical garden. The entrance hall leads to an elegant dining room with a piano and then to a large terrace overlooking the sea. Next to the dining room there is the living room with a fireplace, comfortable sofas and a TV. On the same floor there is a bathroom with sea views and a fully equipped kitchen. On the ground floor, a covered outdoor terrace overlooks the garden and pools. It is also equipped with a large barbecue and is ideal for outdoor dining while listening to the relaxing sound of the waterfalls. The sleeping area is located upstairs and has two en-suite double bedrooms, a twin and a double bedroom sharing a bathroom with shower and Jacuzzi, all with private balconies overlooking the sea. On the same level as the sleeping quarter there is a dining area and another kitchen opening out onto a large terrace overlooking the extensive gardens. There are also two roof gardens spread over two levels that have a stunning view of the bay.
Cottage Girasole -
Independent cottage of 60 m2, which sleeps 4, is located in a central position within Casa Botanico. It is just a few meters away from the pool complex and is accessed through a charming and secluded private garden and patio with an external dining table under the shade of a bay tree. At the entrance there is a dining room with a fully equipped kitchenette. On the same floor there is a living room with sofas and a TV, a twin bedroom overlooking the garden, en-suite toilet with shower and a storage room. The shower is equipped with hydro-massage, music and light effects. Through a beautifully designed staircase, the living room leads to the first floor where there is a bright master bedroom with a sea-view and en-suite bathroom that also overlooks the sea and the garden.
Cottage Petunia -
An independent cottage of 70 m2 that sleeps 4-6, enclosed in the loquat garden, 30 m from the pool complex. It includes a wide private garden, a sitting room, kitchen, double bedroom with en-suite bathroom, bedroom with bunk beds and a second bathroom. You access the cottage through a private and secluded garden and patio, shaded by a Jacaranda tree, a pond with water plants, natural rocks with underwood plants. Wide, shaded terracotta seats create a relaxing area. There is also an outdoor dining table for 6.
Upon entering the cottage there is a large living room with windows looking out at the garden, there's a corner sofa bed, dining table for 4-6 and a TV. The living room leads to a fully equipped kitchen with access to the garden.
The double bedroom overlooking the loquat garden has an en-suite bathroom with a special shower with hydro-massage, music and lights. Second bedroom with two bunk beds, wardrobe and window on the loquat garden and second bathroom with the same view; in the hall a large wardrobe with mirror doors.
The Pool Complex -
Inside the loquat garden there is a large collection of palm trees, Mediterranean plants, tropical plants and flowers that surround a complex of three pools on three levels connected by two waterfalls; the main pool has a perimeter overflow structure and measures 20x8 m. It is covered with tiles, has a depth from 1.4 m to 2.2 m, lane lines on the bottom and it is suited for competitive swimming. The water is constantly kept crystal clear by a computerized filtering system designed for intensive usage. Underneath the characteristic wooden bridge on the main pool, a waterfall feeds a large Jacuzzi pool that can seat 12 people. From the Jacuzzi pool, the water overflows into a children pool that measures 6x3 m. Both the Jacuzzi and the children pools can be heated on request. Next to the main pool there is a building with a toilet, showers as well as an external covered kitchen and an area perfect for enjoying lunches on the pool.
Located next to the pool area and surrounded by grass, is the Gazebo. The Gazebo is two levels and has a surface of 180 m2. It has wooden roof beams with typical Sicilian shingles. Its large shaded surface creates an area to relax, play and read. It is furnished with designer sofas, tables and an LCD TV.
Opposite the gazebo an elliptical fish pond that measures 12x6 m, with Lotus flowers, Waterlilly (Nymphaea) and Papyrus.
The Botanical Garden -
The garden is personally supervised by the owner, a botanical enthusiast, and has been planted with special care. The accommodations and structures of Casa Botanico are located in the middle of an old loquat tree garden of 10,000 m2 that belongs to the property. The loquat is appreciated worldwide as an ornamental evergreen plant with its long dark leaves, in addition to its delicious fruit. Aiming to enrich the biodiversity of the garden, without reducing the loquat trees, the owners of Casa Botanico created several roof gardens on the various terraces and balconies of the Main House. Around the main pool they have then planted a large collection of exotic palms native to Australia, Florida, Madagascar and Mexico. There are also four Ravanee rivularis around the Jacuzzi pool and then Arcontophenix alexandrae, Bismarckia nobilis, Noedypsis decaryi (Triangle palm), Sabal palmetto, Macrozamia moorei, Dasylirion etc. The botanic species are indicated by tags.
RIB speed boat-
The guests of this stunning villa are offered the exclusive daily chartering of a RIB (Rigid Inflatable Boat) with skipper service included; it is an ideal way to enjoy the beauty of the coast and of the nearby islands. The RIB is moored in the small touristic port opposite the villa which is easily accessible through private facilities that include a terrace overlooking the sea, a changing room, toilet and shower. The RIB is high performance and high capacity, carrying up to 22 people. It has a length of 8 m and an inboard engine of 6,200 cc (320 hp). It is equipped with a range of accessories for the comfort of the passengers: wide cushions, canopies, shower, refrigerator, radio and DVD player.
Rowing Boat -
The guests of Casa Botanico are offered the exclusive daily hiring of a rowing boat with engine. The boat is moored in the small touristic port opposite the villa. This is easily accessible through private facilities that include a terrace overlooking the sea, a changing room, toilet and shower. The boat carries up to 4 people, has a length of 3.6 m and an outboard Mercury engine of 3.5 hp. It is an ideal way to enjoy the beauty of the coast and of the nearby beaches reachable within 5 min. The oars are the only method allowed by law to land on these unspoiled places. On your way we suggest you to stop, moor the boat in a small local bay and enjoy a lunch in a fascinating seafood restaurant with tables on the sea rocks.
FEATURES & AMENITIES:
- 4 Double bedrooms with bathroom in the main villa
- 2 Bedrooms with bathroom in the Cottage Girasole
- 2 Bedrooms with bathroom (1 with bunk-bed) and a sofa-bed in the Cottage Petunia
- 10,000 sq. m. of loquat garden, palm trees, Mediterranean and tropical plants and flowers
- Direct access to the beach
- A complex of 3 pools (two with Jacuzzi and one children pool) on three levels connected by two waterfalls
- By the pool is a toilet, showers, an external covered kitchen and an area perfect for enjoying lunches on the pool
- Large BBQ
- Tennis table
- A two levels gazebo with table, sofa and lounge areas
- Several roof gardens on the various terraces
- Each unit has a fully equipped kitchen with dishwasher, fridge, freezer, oven, microwave, kettle
- Sat TVs and DVD players
- WI-FI internet
- Laundry facilities
- Air conditioning and heating
- Daily maid service
- At disposal on hiring a rowing boat and a RIB speed boat
- Property Type
- Special Selection
- Deluxe World Class Property
- Outdoor pool
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