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Villa | 2 bedrooms | sleeps 5
Villa Valeria is a beautiful villa nestled in the serene and secluded countryside above the ancient town of Cefalù. This charming property perches on a hillside, boasting breathtaking views of the coastline far below, with the deep blue of the ocean stretching out as far as the eye can see.
The villa itself is a thing of beauty, combining traditional terracotta and stone-clad walls, with plenty of sun terraces and vantage points to take in the magnificent vistas. The infinity pool is an inviting prospect, nestled between the villa and the most glorious sundeck, teetering over the expansive views of this most remarkable island.
This is the kind of place that instantly transports you to a world of relaxation – a place of long, lazy days and al fresco evenings. Once you arrive, you may never want to leave.
Ground floor: Large double bedroom, bathroom with shower, kitchen, laundry room, combined dining and living room with a fireplace and large comfortable sofa-bed. There are many outside terraces, a covered terrace for eating, an infinity pool, and wooden sundeck - all with spectacular panoramic sea and mountain views.
The recent refurbishment, the owner's exceptional taste and the fabulous location all make Villa Valeria a truly special place!
First floor: Large double bedroom, bathroom with shower and a balcony. The two levels are connected by an outdoor staircase.
The villa is equipped with a barbecue, satellite TV, DVD player, stereo/iPod station, washing machine, air-conditioners and private parking.
Not suitable for young children.
Please note: The A20/E90 road runs under the mountain in a tunnel and cannot be seen or heard from the villa.
|Size||Sleeps up to 5, 2 bedrooms|
|Nearest beach||cefalu 4 km|
|Will consider||Long term lets (over 1 month), Short breaks (1-4 days)|
|Nearest Amenities||4 km|
|Nearest travel links||Nearest airport: Palermo 100 km, Nearest railway: cefalu 4 km|
|Notes||No pets allowed, No smoking at this property|
Features and Facilities
|Luxuries||Log fire, DVD player, Staffed property, Sea view|
|General||Central heating, Air conditioning, TV, CD player, Satellite TV, Wi-Fi available|
|Standard||Kettle, Toaster, Iron, Hair dryer|
|Utilities||Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine|
|Rooms||2 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms of which 1 Family bathrooms and 1 En suites, Solarium or roof terrace|
|Furniture||Single beds (1), Double beds (2)|
|Other||Linen provided, Towels provided|
|Outdoors||Balcony or terrace, Private garden, BBQ|
Please note that linen and towels are not included but can be provided upon request.
Cleaning available but not included.
There is an iPod station for you to enjoy your music
Please note: The A20/E90 road runs under the mountain in a tunnel and cannot be seen or heard from the villa
The Sicily region
It's more than an island! Discover Sicily and discover the world. The world's first multicultural society, Sicily is Italy's (and Europe's) most historically cosmopolitan region, having been ruled by Asians, Africans and Europeans.
Sicily is black and white and a million shades of grey. There's no other place on Earth like Sicily. Our island is a unique place full of art, archeology, history, folklore and breathtaking scenery. And, of course, great food.
Sicily is almost a nation unto itself. The enchanting land where Archimedes taught and Saint Paul preached was a Greek colony, a Roman province, an Arab emirate and a Norman kingdom.
The old town center, bounded by the sea and the rocky promontory, is crossed by Corso Ruggero, Cefalù main street, dotted with stores and meeting-places. If you follow it to the end, you will come to Piazza del Duomo, which is dominated by the cathedral and enclosed by lovely medieval palazzi.
The Duomo (Cathedral)
It is the great symbol of Cefalù built between 1131 and 1240 by the Norman King Roger II, its Norman character is very evident from its facade, which is framed by massive towers with pointed tips. The facade is divided into two levels by a 15th-century portico.
However, the real marvel is the inside, consisting of three naves and a wooden roof. You can't but be astonished by the Byzantine-style mosaic cycle (1148) that covers the entire apse and presbytery. At the center of the mosaics, dominated by gold and emerald green, Christ Pantocrator (Christ Almighty) delivers a blessing, as in the Palatine Chapel in Palermo and Duomo in Monreale. You can also see many other Renaissance and Baroque works of art in the Cathedral. Alongside, there is a beautiful Cloister, decorated with twin columns with sculpted capitals.
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29 May 2014
"Awesome views; expansive terraces, but..."
First, this villa is a gem of a place. The views are awesome. The villa is full of lovely nooks and crannies affording different perspectives of the Sicilian coast line. It has several large terrac… More
We're delighted that you found our villa to be gorgeous and a 'gem of place' – a shared view from the many complimentary comments in our Visitors Book. The grounds, as you say, are immaculate with a profusion of plants, trees and flowers – including the heavily laden lemon tree which we are pleased you put to good use by making lemonade!
To keep the grounds to such a high standard, and to ensure the swimming pool is clean, it does require our gardener/maintenance man/pool cleaner to visit regularly. As the pool and villa are to one side of the property, and because their service is very discreet, we have not had any comments before from other guests. You mentioned the pool was, at times, a bit noisy and so we'll get our maintenance man to look at that.
It is disappointing to hear that you experienced problems with the Wi-Fi and we can only apologise. However, we are pleased that Stefano responded by visiting the villa to sort this out for you. We recently changed provider as they offered a faster speed but, as we all know, teething problems do occasionally happen and can be difficult to avoid.
The kitchen is small but, as a family of very keen cooks, this has never proved to be a problem. In fact, we have had guests who have commented that they were inspired to cook by the wonderful and abundant fresh produce available in the town. The gas can be turned down but you have to turn the dial the other way – as is common with most gas hobs in Europe. The light on the cooker hood provides additional lighting.
We would never recommend using wood for the barbeque. As mentioned in the notes in the villa, bags of charcoal and firelighters are available in all the supermarkets.
Each of the two bathrooms in the villa has an individual water heater as is common throughout Sicily. As you point out, there is enough water in each bathroom for 2 people to shower but, if a very large amount of water is used, the heaters do work quite quickly.
We are pleased to hear you enjoyed the villa and its spectacular views and that you would 'absolutely' return again. It would be a pleasure to welcome you back as one of our many returning guests.
Thank you for all your comments.
27 Aug 2012
One of the most memorable elements of our stay was the stunning view from the villa. This could be enjoyed equally from the en-suite bedroom, the alfresco dining areas or the infinity pool. Cefalu has many wonderful places to eat but some nights we enjoyed buying local fresh produce and cooking in the villa. The evening we cooked fresh swordfish on the BBQ was particularly memorable.
The villa has been finished to a very high standard with the two bedrooms providing luxurious living accommodation.
The villa owes its views to being perched on a steep hillside and although not presenting a problem for us, this would probably make it unsuitable for families with young children. We also noted that there was no disabled access.
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