This period fisherman’s house has been beautifully renovated maintaining many of the original features of the building, including the local Comiso stone that was used in the original construction and terracotta floor tiles.
The property is located close to the sea (approximately 25-30m) in the beach resort of Sampieri, within the Province of Ragusa. Driving the coastal road Pozzallo-Marina di Ragusa, stands the lovely village of Sampieri, an administrative division of Scicli. It is an old fishing village, perhaps the most picturesque in the province’s shore, its stone houses jostled with one another, bordering a maze of narrow streets.
Sampieri boasts one of the most beautiful shores of all Sicily comprising a long sand beach and lovely rocky cliffs. ‘U stabilimientu bruciatu’ (Sicilian for “the burnt building”), lying on the eastern cliff, a former tile factory accidentally burnt in the mid 1900s, has become an attraction thanks to its impressive look, even chosen as a setting for numerous movies.
Within close proximity to the house there are a number of small shops, bars, restaurants, supermarket, barber’s, hairdresser, etc.
The Baroque towns of Noto, Modica, Scicli, Ragusa Ibla, which as a group form part of a United Nation World Heritage site, are within easy reach of the property.
The house offers three self catering apartments: “Casa del pescatore”, “Casa di pietra” and "Casazzurra".
“Casa del pescatore” is located on the ground floor and includes a lounge/kitchen area, a double bedroom and two bathrooms.
The main entrance from the street leads directly into the lounge area which has been furnished with a triple sofa bed (a special model), a table and chairs and has been equipped with a ceiling fan and an air-conditioning unit.
The kitchen area has been fitted with an oven and hob, a microwave, double sink unit, fridge-freezer, washing machine, iron and various storage cupboards.
The main bathroom is accessed from the lounge and has been equipped with a shower, sink, bidet and toilet.
The bedroom, which is also reached from the lounge, has been furnished with a double bed and a wardrobe and has also been equipped with a television. This room also includes a ceiling fan, a safety deposit box and a window overlooking the street. The ensuite bathroom has been tastefully tiled and fitted with a shower, stone sink, bidet, toilet and hairdryer.
Linen and towels included.
“Casa di pietra”
This apartment is located on the first floor and includes a lounge/kitchen with sofa bed, a small bedroom with bunk bed and a bathroom.
The main entrance from the street leads into a small hall. From there stone steps provide access to the first floor and lead directly into the lounge area which has been furnished with a double sofa bed, a table and chairs and also offers a television, ceiling fan, a skylight and air conditioning unit. The kitchen area has been fitted with an oven and hob, a sink unit, fridge-freezer, microwave and various cupboards. A door from the kitchen leads out to a small furnished terrace.
The bathroom has partly exposed stone walls and has been equipped with a shower, sink, bidet, toilet, hairdryer and a washing machine.
The bedroom which is accessed from the lounge has been furnished with bunk beds, a shoe cupboard, a small chest of drawers, iron and a safety deposit box.
This room offers a skylight, air conditioning unit and a ceiling fan.
Linen and towels included.
"Casazzurra", in front of Casa di pietra, is located on the ground floor and includes a sitting room, a double bedroom and a triple bedroom, 2 bathrooms, a lounge/kitchen and a furnished courtyard with a hob, double sink unit and a shower.
The main entrance from the street leads directly into the lounge area which has been furnished with a sofa, a table, chairs, fan and other furniture.
The interior kitchen area has been fitted with an oven and hob, double sink unit, a microwave, fridge-freezer, washing machine, iron and various storage cupboards.
The main bathroom has been equipped with a shower, sink, bidet and toilet.
The double bedroom, has been furnished with a double bed and a wardrobe and has also been equipped with a television, air conditioned unit and ceiling fan. The ensuite little bathroom has equipped with a sink and a toilet.
The triple bedroom has been equipped with a double bed a a single bed. This room also includes a ceiling fan, a safety deposit box, a television, a wardrobe and a window overlooking the street.
Linen and towels included.
From the Guest Book:
"Grazie for helping to make our stay in Sicily a wonderful time. Lovely accomodation and very private, just what we like. Wèll definitely be back and will explore more of this beautiful island".
Simon & Stephanie H. London
"Thanks very much for a romantic stay in this sweet house. We enjoyed the birdsong in the morning, the cool peace in the afternoon, and the cats in the evening.
It's a nice kitchen to cook in together and a great location. Thanks also for making us feel welcome on arrival".
David P. - U K
"Thank you for a lovely holiday in this little property. We had a great time staying here for the week. Sampieri is a small but charming village. The beach is great and so close to this property. The supermarket sells everything (particularly freshly baked bread in early evening). Look out for a man in a little van selling fresh fruit and vegetables in the early evening too.
There are lots of nice beaches and places to visit nearby. We had a good day trip to Noto and Siracusa".
Becky + Steve - Cowbridge South Wales
"We had a lovely holiday in late October, warm and sunny almost every day and a friendly welcome from Concetta and the locals.
We enjoyed the Nature Reserve just west of Donnalucata; the even bigger Reserve at Vendicari north of Noto; Ragusa Ibla; Noto; the train to Siracusa and the long drive to the Roman Villa at Piazza Armerinà
Arrivederci e grazie di tutto!".
Chris and Yvonne G. - Oxford
".. a quiet little village where the people go out of their way to make you feel welcome.
The apartment gave us everything we would wish for.. a solid base from which to experience the delights of South Eastern Sicily.. "
Bridget & Katie D. - U. S. A. Merran-Australia
"We were very happy with 'Casa di pietrà and we like Sampieri very much. We will like to come back here something in the future and will be recommending the place to our friends".
H. and Jenny P. - Poland.