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“Delightful country house in beautiful setting”
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pool
kitchen
bathroom 1
tannura
patio
patio
wood oven and barbecue
wood oven and barbecue
pool
pool
pool
beach 1 Cittadella
beach 2 Calamosche
beach 3 Gelsomineto
lakes with waterfalls
Cavagrande del Cassibile
Natural Reserve Cavagrande del Cassibile
Calamosche
Natural Reserve Vendicari
beach 4 Eloro
Marzamemi
Ortigia Piazza Duomo
Noto cathedral
Noto baroque
Syracuse Greek Theatre
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2 Bedrooms, 3 Bathrooms, Sleeps 8
Cassibile, Syracuse, Province of Syracuse, Sicily

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anthonyjo...
Climping, United Kingdom
Level 1 Contributor
4 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Delightful country house in beautiful setting”
Reviewed 4 October 2017 for a stay in September 2017

4 friends have just returned from 8 wonderful nights in Corrado's Cassabile country house.
Surrounded by a gorgeous garden filled with lemon, orange, grapefruit, persimmon and pomegranate trees, bourgainvillea, lavender and herbs.
Resident dog, Spillo, four cats and five kittens kept us amused and we fed them treats.
Only piece of advice is bring lots of mozzie repellant and bite relief cream if planning to sit in lovely garden for evening drinks and dinner. Screens on house windows are excellent and good air con in bedrooms.
Food shopping, restaurants and lovely local beaches nearby.
Day trips to wonderful Ortygia(old Syracuse), Noto, Ragusa and Modica all superb.
Enjoyed a glass of wine and a chat with Corrado every evening and even had a barbecue on lemon tree wood after swims in the lovely pool.
A great week and would love to return!

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Management Response
8 Oct 2017
Thanks so much!!!
See you soon
Corrado, Spillo & the cats
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MARIE K
Level 4 Contributor
16 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
“Sicilian Paradise”
Reviewed 21 August 2017 for a stay in August 2017

This villa is just heaven and in a perfect location for travelling to the nearby towns of Avola and Notto as well as the spectacular Cava Grande. The villa is so idyllic that you may not even want to venture out! Corrado made us feel so, so special and went over and above his duty to advise us about the area. He exudes Sicilan charm!! Take all of his advice as it will be invaluable. The local beaches are spectacular and you are only a short drive from the local shops which sell everything that you will need. The fruit and olive trees surround you and you have a herb garden directly outside your door. The sweet smell of jasmine and lavender radiates and intoxicates you. Spilo the dog and the cats brought so much entertainment for the children. They loved the fact that there were also 4 kittens which were usually sheltered under the rosemary bush. I would definitely recommend making up a pasta dish using the herbs outside whilst dancing around the kitchen, listening to Corrado's selection of CDs with a vino!
I believe this is the best holiday of my life- only made so by the location, the people (especially Corrado) and the food. Very tearful leaving and will most definitely return. I cannot recommend this piece of heaven enough!!!

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Management Response
24 Aug 2017
Grazie mille, Marie!!!
See you soon
Corrado, Spillo & the cats
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Shaun W
Chichester, United Kingdom
Level 3 Contributor
12 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
“If Heaven was a place on earth......”
Reviewed 5 October 2016 for a stay in September 2016

We enjoyed `a three night stay here and would highly recommend using this location as a base for travelling the East side of Sicily. The accommodation is stunning and the plot idyllic. The facilities were spotless and well-equipped.

Extra bonuses were:

A great herb garden, Spillo the Dog AKA Scooby Doo and the friendly cats !

Last but by no means least the owner Corrado is an absolute star - gave up 3 hours to discuss what to see, where to eat and responded to any questions within 5 minutes.

All in all a fantastic holiday.....see u soon Spillo !!!

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Liked best: The location
Liked least: Nothing
Travelling group: Spouse/Partner
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Management Response
5 Oct 2016
Thank you very much!
See you soon
Corado
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John D
1 review
“A little taste of heaven........”
Reviewed 1 July 2016 for a stay in June 2016

As the large grey gates of Elanbeco open up you can't help but feel you have arrived in paradise. Immediately you are met with the most beautiful trees, blossoming flowers of every colour, a clear blue swimming pool surrounded by lemon & lime orchards.
From the moment we arrived we loved our stay in Elanbeco. The house is very spacious, beautiful and full of interesting objects. It's well maintained and clean. The bedrooms are large, comfortable and air conditioned. The house, barbecue area, shaded lounging area & surrounding garden look even better than the pictures we saw on trip advisor.
The kitchen is well stocked and has all you need if you plan on cooking meals or baking.
The house is a good place for people who like animals - on the property there are two cats 'lemon' and Ricky and a lovely friendly dog called 'Spillo' my daughters aged 7, 4 and 9 months fell in love with him!!
Corrado the owner was incredibly welcoming, kind and full of information about things to do and see, he really took a lot of time to make sure our stay went as smoothly as possible.
We took a few trips to the nearby towns & beaches but our best time was spent relaxing in and around the house. Its very rare we get to come away from our busy lives and just slow down. My husband and I loved watching the girls running free, climbing the trees, chasing the dog, dipping in & out of the pool morning noon & night, having their meals in the stunning outdoors. My favourite memory will be our time as a family sitting late at night playing games on the patio. Elanbeco allows you to enjoy the simple things in life -family time.
Thank you Corrado for all your help and a beautiful holiday.
Jennifer John & The Girls

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Management Response
5 Jul 2016
Thanks so much!
See you soon in Ireland (another heaven) !!!
Kisses Corrado, Spillo and the cats!
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LisaBKoz
Columbia, Maryland
Level 4 Contributor
27 reviews
9 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
“A week in our own personal Sicilian paradise”
Reviewed 8 June 2016 for a stay in May 2016
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This was our family's second trip to this beautiful Sicilian home, Elanbeco. After our first stay, we knew we wanted to come back, but after our second stay, we never wanted to leave. Corrado, the lovable and attentive owner, put much love and work into this property since our last visit in 2014, which made our visit even more comfortable and enjoyable.

The biggest improvement is the gorgeous in-ground pool. The pool added to the beauty and relaxed atmosphere of this property and we spent a lot of time in and around the pool. As a safety precaution, there is a wooden gate you can shut to close off the area to young children/toddlers. Corrado also added a wooden awning to the front of the home which not only beautified it further, but provided a shaded area to enjoy the outdoors. The other improvements we noticed and greatly appreciated were the changes to the front room of the house and the addition of the CD player/stereo. By rearranging some furniture and adding a comfortable sofa and TV (with cable) the front room has been transformed into a cozy little family room, perfect for relaxing, reading, or watching TV. Be sure to listen to the CD by Beatrice Campisi (the owner's daughter)--she is amazingly talented and this CD became the soundtrack of our stay.

All the other wonderful features from before were still there--the outdoor pizza oven and barbecue, the most comfortable beds, the outdoor farm table to enjoy a meal, the tiled outdoor shower a new washing machine, and, of course, Spillo the dog--the friendliest vacation pet ever!

This place feels more like your own personal resort than merely a home to rent in the countryside. In fact, there were 2 days we never left the compound. Perhaps the greatest endorsement comes from our 4 year old daughter who said she wanted to stay there forever! Be sure to ask Corrado for ideas for things to do--this man knows everything there is to know about Sicily and will gladly offer wonderful suggestions on beaches, places of interest and restaurants. Grazie mille, Corrado for another wonderful vacation and we look forward to returning!!

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Liked best: The pool, the peaceful, relaxing atmosphere, the yard and Spillo
Travelling group: Young Children
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
Friends getaway Older travelers
Families with young children Large groups
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  • Was it a good value for the price paid?
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Management Response
8 Jun 2016
Thanks, see you soon
Corrado
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