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Villa Splendida

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Very Good 4.5/5 Score from 3 reviews

Villa | 4 bedrooms | sleeps 8

Key Info
  • Nearest beach 6 km
  • Swimming pool
  • Suitable for children over 5
  • Car advised
  • Air conditioning
  • Some pets are welcome - please contact the owner
  • Private garden

One of the most sought-after, desirable villas in the region, Splendida offers breathtaking, expansive views from its mountain-side vantage point, looking out across the dramatic Tyrrhenian coast, the vista stretches as far as the Aeolian Islands and the headland of Caronia, with Cefalù laid out like an idyllic toy village below you.

The villa itself lives up to the standards set by the stunning views, benefitting from a recent refurbishment and high-quality fittings and furnishings. The property is split into two houses, ideal for families holidaying together or large groups of friends looking for something a little bit extra-special. Whether you decide to take one, or both of the houses, exclusive use of the grounds and inviting outdoor heated pool is guaranteed.

The sun terrace and pool deck is furnished with sunbeds to recline on and simply drink in your surroundings – during the summer you can observe the sunrise and sunset from your vantage point, making every day spent in this enchanting place a day to remember. If you can ever tear yourself away from that wonderful view, the villa acts as the perfect base to explore the natural beauty of this remarkable place, placed as it is on the edge of the Madonie National Park – from beaches to towering mountains and everything in between.

Facilities

Sun terrace with panoramic views of Cefalù

9.5 x 5m swimming pool and large sun deck

Large terraced country garden

All newly refurbished and furnished to a high standard with a huge living, dining/ kitchen area. Mosquito nets on all windows and doors

Fully equipped luxury kitchen including oven, hob, kettle, fridge/ freezer, dishwasher, washing machine, iron & ironing board, hair dryer

Satellite TV, DVD player

Freestanding barbecue

Ample parking

Heating and air conditioning (at extra charge).

Accommodation

Main house – 80m2 with three double bedrooms and two bathrooms – sleeps 6.

Guest house – 30 m2 with 1 double bedroom + 1 bathroom. Kitchen/lounge/ dining area with sofa bed – sleeps 2-4.

To let together or separately

Minimum stay 7 days

Pets not allowed

Not suitable for young children

Location:

High up in the mountain, about 15 minutes' drive from Cefalù seafront – about 5 miles by road.

75 minutes from Palermo airport, 2 hours from Trapani & Catania

Nearby:

Explore Madonie and Nebrodi National Parks, and the beautiful hilltop villages

Vineyard tours, boat trips, windsurfing, fishing

Tennis, golf, go-karting, water park, mountain biking, hiking

Size Sleeps up to 8, 4 bedrooms
Nearest beach Cefalu 6 km
Will consider Corporate bookings, Long term lets (over 1 month)
Access Car advised
Nearest Amenities 6 km
Nearest travel links Nearest airport: Palermo 100 km, Nearest railway: Cefalu 6 km
Family friendly Suitable for children over 5, Suitable for people with restricted mobility
Notes Some pets are welcome - please contact the owner, No smoking at this property

Features and Facilities

Luxuries Internet access, Sea view
Pool Private outdoor pool (unheated)
General Central heating, Air conditioning, Satellite TV, Wi-Fi available
Standard Kettle, Toaster, Iron, Hair dryer
Utilities Dishwasher, Cooker, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine
Rooms 4 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms of which 3 En suites, Solarium or roof terrace
Furniture 1 Sofa beds, Double beds (4), Dining seats for 8, Lounge seats for 8
Other High chair
Outdoors Private outdoor pool (unheated), Balcony or terrace, Private garden, BBQ
Access Secure parking
Further details indoors

All newly refurbished and furnished to a high standard with a huge living, dining/ kitchen area. Mosquito nets at all windows and doors.

Equipped kitchen including oven, hob, kettle, fridge/ freezer, dishwasher, washing machine, iron & ironing board, hair dryer

Satellite TV, DVD player

Freestanding barbecue

Ample parking

Heating and air conditioning (at extra charge).

Accommodation

Main house – 80m2 with three double bedrooms and two bathrooms – sleeps 6.

Guest house – 30 m2 with 1 double bedroom + 1 bathroom. Kitchen/lounge/ dining area with sofa bed – sleeps 2-4.

Further details

Minimum stay 7 days - and during peak summer months only sat-sat rental.

Pets not allowed

Not suitable for young children

We require 30% at time of booking and 70% 42 days before arrival

Please note that this is a private gated villa. The pool is private, for your use only. If you book only the main residence, the guest house will not be rented out.

The guest house could potentially sleep 4 people. It has a double sofa bed in the living room which may be used to sleep two people, making the total sleeps of this villa a maximum of 10 people.

The prices quoted are for the whole villa, (8+2 people), this includes the guest house.

The swimming pool is 9.5m x 5m and is open from May to start of October 2013

For bookings outside these times, the pool can be opened for an extra €250 per week (pool supplement) to cover the cost of running the pool.

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.

Cefalu

Cefalu is a charming, Medieval city perched on the Tyrrhenian coast. Blessed with white sandy beaches, narrow cobbled streets, an acclaimed museum (housing Antonello da Messina’s masterpiece, Portrait of an Unknown Man) , and an awe inspiring Romanesque cathedral, Cefalu is not to be missed. The stunning mosaics which adorn the city’s cathedral were completed in 1148 and are both the oldest Byzantine-Norman mosaics in Sicily as well as some of the finest in the world. The town was captured in the Oscar winning film, ’Cinema Paradiso’.

Cefalu is located within the boundaries of the Parco Delle Madonnie, a 40,000 hectare nature reserve containing splendid mountain landscapes, ancient villages and numerous hiking trails. The Park is a ‘botanic paradise’ possessing more than half of the 2600 species known to Sicily within its confines.

Cefalu is a perfect base for exploring the island’s most important sites, such as Agrigento’s Valley of the Temples, Syracuse and Monreal’s famed cathedral. Lying 80 km East of Palermo, with abundant train and bus service between the two cities, Cefalu is a convenient, historic and relaxing vacation destination for the discriminating international traveller.

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Review 1-3 of 3

21 Aug 2013

5/5

"Beautiful Villa, breathtaking view"

A wonderful holiday had by all, the view was spectacular the holiday enjoyed by all from the older members to the very youngest the pool was wonderful and enjoyed by the children all day long , many m… More

26 Jul 2012

5/5

"Luxury accommodation with quiet seclusion and a magnificent panorama"

We hired a small car at Polermo airport and carefully followed the driving instructions. However it is only when you reach the ridge above the villa that the magnificence of the location is revealed. … More

14 Jun 2012

4/5

"Great view made forget the down sides."

We arrived around 2:00 am and there was a man to meet us at the gas station and he showed the way to the villa. He had the keys but didn't manage open the doors, because the key break, so we had … More

Dear Guests

We would like to apologise for the difficulties you experienced at our property in September last year. We had only just begun lettings and obviously, for you, everything did not run as smoothly as we would have liked.

We are very sorry for the initial muddle over your booking and that you feel the agency may not have responded quickly enough to some of your problems. However, we were delighted to hear that the agency were able to be flexible and accommodating enough to meet you on your arrival at two in the morning. Obviously it is regrettable that there was then the accident with the key breaking in the lock.

Thank you for pointing out about the pump noise. We have since investigated it and believe that it was made by the regeneration of the water softener for the villa. We have made sure that this only takes place now during the day time and not at random. There will always be some pump noises from time to time when any water is used in the house but these should be very short lived and are not loud.

As for the pool, whilst it is cleaned every few days, if the wind gets up in between times then guests may need to use the net provided to scoop leaves off the surface. The lights in the pool are now set on a timer so they are on every evening.

It is quite true, and you are right to point out, that you do need a car to reach the property and that some of the latter parts of the road are narrow - this is the trade off for the wonderful panorama. We have tried to make this as clear as possible in our notes on the property and asked the agency to point this out when guests are booking. The property is 10-15 minutes from town and unfortunately there is no shortcut. We have come to realise from our own experiences that you can never completely trust a SATNAV or Google Maps!

The problems you experienced, thankfully, seem to have been exceptional and we have had nothing but very complimentary and encouraging comments in our Visitors Book. These initial teething problems have now been ironed out but we are always open to feedback and advice on ways in which to improve your holiday experience. We are glad that nevertheless you did enjoy the villa and its spectacular views and thank you for your comments.

The Owners

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Massimo Provenza (Property Manager Italianrentals4u Ltd)

  • 11 Years listed

65% Response rate

Calendar last updated:12 Dec 2014

Based in United Kingdom

Languages spoken
  • English
  • French
  • Italian
  • Norwegian
  • Russian

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