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Villa | 3 bedrooms | sleeps 8

Key Info
  • Beach or lakeside relaxation
  • Swimming Pool
  • Great for children of all ages
  • Air conditioning
  • Pets welcome
  • Private garden
  • Car essential
  • Nearest beach 1km

The house is a modern villa located near a natural reserve of the seals of the river Belice, on a plateau that descends down toward the sea. It's 3 km from Porto Palo (shops with basic necessities, large sandy beach), 8 km from Menfi ( all kinds of shops), 20 km by car from the archaeological site of Templi of Selinunte and 30 km from Sciacca, famous for its fish markets.

By means of an internal countryside, 1.9 km, you can reach a natural car park where you can take a path of approx. 150 meters that leads to a stretch of coast formed by a series of small beaches and rocks. Broad view of the countryside that reaches as far as the sea. The garden is well-kept (2500m2), enclosed by a wall and Mediterranean plants, olive trees, flowers , lawn and a pleasant swimming pool. The villa is suggested for those who love nature and the sea, since it's not situated in a mundane context.

Size Sleeps up to 8, 3 bedrooms
Nearest beach Beach betwen Selinunte and Portopalo 1 km
Will consider Long term lets (over 1 month)
Access Car essential
Nearest travel links Nearest airport: Trapani/Birgi 100 km, Nearest railway: Castelvetrano 15 km
Family friendly Great for children of all ages, Suitable for people with restricted mobility
Notes Pets welcome, Yes, smoking allowed

Features and Facilities

General Central heating, Air conditioning, CD player, Satellite TV
Standard Toaster, Hair dryer
Utilities Dishwasher, Microwave, Freezer, Washing machine
Rooms 3 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms of which 1 Family bathrooms, 1 En suites and 1 Shower rooms
Furniture 1 Sofa beds, Single beds (3), Double beds (2), Dining seats for 6, Lounge seats for 6
Other Linen provided, Towels provided
Outdoors Private garden, Trampoline
Access Secure parking
Further details indoors

Interior : 3 bedrooms - 8 Pers. - 200 m

Ground floor: There is a large covered terrace, equipped with divans and armchairs for outside use from where you access the living/dining room (satellite TV) with fireplace and small double divan bed, kitchen (oven, freezer), a second kitchen (oven, barbecue, dishwasher, washing machine) outdoors with table for outdoor dining, WC.

First floor: 2 double bedrooms one of which with bathroom with shower, 1 open bedroom with 3 beds two of which are bunk beds, 1 bathroom with shower. It is possible to have a cook. Comfortable furniture. Central heating.

Further details outdoors

Swimming pool (7x14 m) is available: from 23.04.2011 to 06.11.2011

Access to the villa long 800m dirt track road. Parking.

Further details

Refundable breakages deposit of 400 euro required on arrival, to be refunded within one day of your departure (subject to satisfactory property inspection).

The Sicily region

The Elemi, Phoenician, Carthaginian, Greeks, Arabs and Normans settled the Western side of the island. In the past this area was called “ Val di Mazara; it includes hilly landscapes covered by rich Olive groves and well grown vineyards. Along the costal landscape you can admire not only beautiful beaches of golden sand that look over the African sea, as well as stretches of rock coast suitable for snorkelling and pleasure craft.

This is the area of Tonnara” (Tuna fish processing farm), of “ Blue fish”, of the “ salt routes ”, of the Zingaro, of Moscato and Marsala, “ “ Liquid Gold”, of the Temples and Mosaics. Selinunte is the biggest archaeological park in Europe.

Menfi

Places to visit: Selinunte 12 km, Agrigento 80 Km, Sciacca 30 Km, Erice 100 Km, Segesta 60 Km, Marsala 50 Km, Trapani 100 Km, Palermo 115 Km.

Menfi's area is maybe the most important area for wine, there are some of the top Sicilian wineries.

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Review 1-3 of 3

24 Oct 2012

5/5

"This is a beautiful villa in an idyllic location"

If you want a luxurious villa in a tranquil location the Aphrodite is perfect.
We were a party of 5, including 2 teenagers and their 84 year old grandmother and everyone was happy. There is a lovely garden and we cooked and lived in the large garden kitchen the whole time using either the barbecue or the genuine wood pizza oven. The two bedrooms were comfortable but the third room had bunk beds and was a little small for two.
The pool is superb and one of the largest I have seen in a private villa.
The owner was very helpful and accommodating allowing us to pick fruit and vegetables from his adjacent field and even gave us the use of a scooter.
There are some lovely restaurants in the area and some beautiful beaches within 10 mins in the car.
Overall I would have no hesitation in recommending this villa to others.

17 Sep 2012

4/5

"Tranquil, relaxing and super welcoming owners - delightful""

My stay at Villa Afrodite was simply amazing – very peaceful and relaxing. The owners gave us such a warm and friendly welcome and looked after us so very well. The villa itself is roomy, clean, comfortable and ideally situated for a secluded escape from reality … which is exactly what we were looking for.

This was my first visit to Sicily and I have to say I love it …. A true adventure from start to finish, sight seeing, visiting the coast, Mazara del Vallo is a real gem, wonderful local restaurants – stunning food and wonderfully hospitable people. Would definitely say that I would love to visit again.

14 Sep 2012

3/5

"Lovely place for relax and quiet"

The overall experience is very positive, the owner of the villa cuold have not welcome us better then he did, we met him in menfi around 10pm and he took us to a near by restaurant called villa adriana, which we raccomend, he waited for us to finish our dinner then he took us to his villa which was just beautiful, the villa which is near a natural reserve is a nice place where to relax and enjoy some time off away from the chaos of the big metropolies. The near villages of Menfi, Porto Palo and Selinunte offer a bit of activity to do during the day, though i strongly advice to hire a car, not only because is the only way to reach the villa but also because will allow anyone visiting Sicily to view more of this wonderful island. The near by restaurants and pizzerias offer some of the most delicious food I have ever taste. The only down side of the property is the little kitchen supplies, like glasses, plates forks, knives and so on, the dish washer was on every evening.

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Based in Italy

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