Beautiful Beachfront Villa
Villa | 3 bedrooms | sleeps 7
Indulge yourself in a beautiful waterfront Villa with a breathtaking view of the Mediterranean Sea and a manicured garden.
Private beach access; situated just outside the legendary and scenic Medieval town of Cefalù. Restaurants, shopping, supermarkets, hospitals, pharmacies, and many more shops all at short distance (3Km).
The Villa is located 80 Km from Palermo Airport and 180 Km from Catania Airport.
Enjoy numerous excursions to Mount Etna, Taormina, San Vito lo Capo, Valley of Temples of Agrigento, the mosaics of the Roman Villa in Piazza Armerina and many more Sicilian attractions that are at same-day trip distance from the Villa.
Play Golf at the exclusive standard Course 18 holes Par 72 of “Le Madonie Golf”, hike to “La Rocca of Cefalù” or the Sanctuary of Gibilmanna or take the children to the water amusement park. All within 15 minutes' drive.
Scuba diving, snorkeling, boat rental and other sea sports all available close by.
The Villa has all the comforts of home which includes; dishwasher, washing machine, air conditioning, fully equipped kitchen, indoor and outdoor shower, bathtub, linens, TV… plus terraces where you can enjoy a chilled glass of wine with a seasoned Pecorino cheese together with sweet organic cherry tomatoes.
Friendly and safe environment for the entire family.
|Size||Sleeps up to 7, 3 bedrooms|
|Will consider||Corporate bookings, Long term lets (over 1 month)|
|Nearest Amenities||3 km|
|Nearest travel links||Nearest airport: Palermo 80 km, Nearest railway: Cefalu 4 km|
|Family friendly||Great for children of all ages|
|Notes||Pets welcome, Yes, smoking allowed|
Features and Facilities
|Luxuries||Log fire, Sea view|
|General||Central heating, Air conditioning, TV, Safe|
|Utilities||Dishwasher, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine|
|Rooms||3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms of which 2 Family bathrooms, Solarium or roof terrace|
|Furniture||2 Sofa beds, Single beds (3), Double beds (2), Dining seats for 8, Lounge seats for 8|
|Other||Linen provided, Towels provided|
|Outdoors||Balcony or terrace, Private garden, Shared garden|
The Sicily region
Sicily is the largest of the Italian islands, separated from the Continent by the Strait of Messina and surrounded by the Ionian, the Tyrrhenian and the Mediterranean Seas.
It is one of the pearls of Southern Italy and can be discovered, understood and experienced through a series of itineraries dedicated to areas of interest ranging from nature to history and traditions.
Nature seems to have endowed all its wonders to this land: mountains, hills and above all the sea, with its incredible colors, its crystal-clear water and the beauty of its seabeds, in no way inferior to those of other seas.
Here, the Mediterranean Sea, with its many little islands scattered around the coasts of Sicily - The Aeolians, Egadi and Pelagie Islands, Pantelleria and Ustica - offers unique and the intense sceneries, scents and flavors of uncontaminated nature.
Last but not least, its great volcanoes are symbols of the irresistible beauty and vitality of this incredibly charming region.
Fascination for this region grows with treasured archaeological sites that tell the story of the ancient origins of Trinacria (ancient name for Sicily).
Sicily has a Mediterranean climate that differs from place to place, due to the island's size. It typically gets hotter than mainland Italy.
The island of Sicily boasts an especially hot climate on the east coast. This is also the busiest and most expensive time to travel to and stay in Sicily, with spring and autumn being much cooler and quieter. It is still quite pleasant during winter.
April to June is one of the best times to head to Sicily, as it is not overly hot or crowded. September and October are also good, with the climate and concentration of holiday makers being similar to the spring months. These times are especially pleasant if you plan on traipsing around the island's roasting archaeological sites.
If you want it boiling hot and busy, head to Sicily any time between June and August. This is the main tourist season, although visitor numbers rack up even in May and September, when the weather is warm and sunny.
For skiing on Mount Etna, November to March is the time to come, although many other attractions may not be open at this time of the year.
Just one hour's drive east of Palermo, sitting serenely between its natural bay and the towering rocky granite mass of La Rocca, is Cefalù.
For a small town, Cefalù offers a great deal, including sandy beaches, winding Mediaeval streets flanked with all manner of shops, excellent restaurants serving the freshest of fish and last but probably first, its unique Norman cathedral.
While Cefalù's origins go back to at least Greek times (the name derives from the ancient Greek word for "Cape"), the town we now know and love was built at the behest of the Norman King, Roger II. Construction of the Cathedral began in 1131 and is an exquisite example of what has been termed "Sicilian Romanesque". Thanks to the splendid mosaic of Christ Pantocrator above the altar, it is twinned with the Palatine Chapel in Palermo and the Duomo in Monreale. Seeing all three on a trip to Sicily is strongly recommended.
Also of interest is the Mediaeval wash house - "lavatoio" - which is fed by a natural spring and the Osterio Magno which, according to tradition was King Roger's very own residence. It now houses art exhibitions.
An ascent of La Rocca presents quite a challenge (especially in the hot summer months) but is an absolute must: the views are spectacular, while the walls of the old Saracen stronghold and the remains of a Temple of Diana (which supposedly dates back to Sicanian-Greek times) are of no little interest.
Directly south of Cefalù is the wonderful Madonie National Park with its charming villages and towns, such as Castelbuono, its delightful scenery, its impressive mountains and some wonderful walking.
It is no coincidence then, that after Taormina and Palermo, Cefalù is probably the most popular tourist town in Sicily, offering, as it does, something for everyone.
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29 Oct 2013
"A week break in October"
We spent 6 days in Cefalu. Location of the house is nice. You can see the sea and the beach. The beach is indeed right there. The weather was good and we could swim and enjoy sun and sea. The area is quiet and beautiful.
The house has nice terrase with a view. It is not new but well maintained. Kitchen and bathrooms are in good shape. The furniture in the house is a bit worn out, but it is ok for just one week. Kitchen has everything needed, although it didn't have a good coffee machiene.
The bedrooms had mosquito nets, but there were still a lot of mosquitos in the house and outside. I wish I was warned by the owners about it beforehand.
The owener was friendly and helpful. She met us at the house and showed around.
In general, it was a nice relaxing week.
14 Oct 2013
"Perfect holiday with family and friends"
We rented this villa in the first week of September. There were 6 of us (3 couples).
All of us were really impressed with the villa's location and condition. It is just what it says on the tin!
Great views from the sea-facing terrace, overlooking the bay with the silhouette of Cefalu cathedral and the rock at the back. The terrace is shaded by pines for part of the day, yet get more than enough sunshine to get you tanned. Just fantastic!
There are stairs which lead directly to local beach (the stairs are for residents of several neighbouring villas only and have a lockable gate, which had keys for together with villa's keys). The beach is really nice - there's a sport club and restaurant on the beach, where it's nice to have a "caffe corretto" (with a shot of grappa) in later mornings. It's also possible to rent sunbeds on the beach. But with villa being so close we preferred to just walk back up and stretch out on our own terrace with a cocktail made by a mixologist who happened to be in our group.
And when a shower comes out of nowhere (in Sicily it can happen very quickly) it's really nice to be so close to the house. As the weather was very unpredictable, we were very glad we could change from swimming in the warm shallow waters right near the beach, jumping from the rocks a bit further away along the bay and then getting home quickly to enjoy some freshly cooked pasta and a glass of Nero D'Avolo when it was pouring outside.
Because one of the bedrooms is quite small and has 3 single beds, I recommend this place for a group of 2 couples (2 large double bedrooms are more than enough) with up to 4 kids (there's another bunk bed in the living room).
The only downside is mosquitos. Make sure you buy electric repellents and turn them one a few hours before going to bed. There was one or two of them at the property, but it was not enough for 3 bedrooms and a living room, so we were glad we bought several more on the second day.
The villa is located in a small urbanization within 10 mins by car from Cefalu, very close to an exit off the coastal motorway, so great connections to other parts of Sicily. There are no shops nearby, the nearest are in Cefalu, so it's highly recommended to have a car when staying here.
Guiliana and Sergio were very helpful and the whole process worked out pretty well - they were there when we came to collect the keys, and a relative came to pick up keys on checkout. No problems with deposit refund either.
Overall we had a fantastic time at this place, and would definitely recommend it to families and groups of friends looking to enjoy Sicily at it's best!
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