Villa Amalia close sea 300mt
Villa | 4 bedrooms | sleeps 8
Located in one of the most exclusive sites near Palermo, Mondello Beach, Villa Amalia is located close to the the Mondello village, a characteristic fishermen's hamlet, wrapped in a unique atmosphere. All activities related to the sea life are within walking distance.
The beautiful beach is about 300 mt to walk, the village with restaurants, bars and shops, is about 100 mt and the amazing marine reserve of Capo Gallo is about 400 mt, reached with the bicycles available for guests. To reach Palermo city centre, a bus stop is just one minute's walk from the Villa.
The in-villa-apartment is very spacious and bright, with a typical marine atmosphere and has all the amenities. The house has two separate entrances, and a comfortable lobby, connected to the spacious covered patio on the north side. The bedrooms are tastefully decorated in classic mediterranean colors, all equipped with air conditioning and heating for the winter. A spacious living room with large dining table, seating area and TV corner, is ideal for relaxing in the evening and dine with friends. The kitchen, equipped with all types of appliances, is ideal to prepare traditional Sicilian dishes. Completing the apartment two bathrooms, one with a shower and one with bathtub.
In the villa garden on the north side is a solarium equipped with umbrellas, sofas and sun loungers, allowing you to relax after a day at the beach. On the back of the house, surrounded by a beautiful garden of citrus, a typical Sicilian patio with barbecue allows you to dine in quiet and enjoy the cool evening. There are also games for children, an outdoor shower and a private parking for up to two cars.
Perfect for families with children or groups of friends who want to enjoy the beach life together, without the need to use the car to reach the sea.
|Size||Sleeps up to 8, 4 bedrooms|
|Nearest beach||Mondello beach, Capo Gallo natural reserve 300 m|
|Will consider||Long term lets (over 1 month), Short breaks (1-4 days)|
|Access||Car not necessary|
|Nearest Amenities||300 m|
|Nearest travel links||Nearest airport: Palermo airport (Falcone-Borsellino) 24 km, Nearest railway: Palermo Centrale 15 km|
|Family friendly||Great for children of all ages|
|Notes||No pets allowed, No smoking at this property|
Features and Facilities
|General||Central heating, Air conditioning, Safe, Satellite TV, Wi-Fi available|
|Standard||Kettle, Toaster, Iron, Hair dryer|
|Utilities||Dishwasher, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine|
|Rooms||4 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms of which 2 Family bathrooms, Solarium or roof terrace|
|Furniture||Single beds (2), Double beds (3), Cots (2), Dining seats for 10, Lounge seats for 8|
|Other||Linen provided, Towels provided, High chair|
|Outdoors||Balcony or terrace, Private garden, BBQ, Bicycles available|
|Further details indoors|
- Italian Books for reading
- 2 different lunch/dining areas
- No smoking except on the exterior.
|Further details outdoors|
- Covered external equipped patio
- external lunch/dining area
- Double access to the Villa
- Outdoor toys for children ( swings, slides, docking )
- Italian, english and french speaking.
Extra service ( please ask for costs ):
- Cook-at-home service and Sicilian cooking school in Villa;
- Transfer to and from the villa with minibus max 9 people;
- Rubber boat to rent with driver for visit sea coast. ( from June to September )
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).
The provinces of the region are: Palermo (regional capital), Agrigento, Catania, Caltanissetta, Enna, Messina, Ragusa, Siracusa and Trapani.
Mondello is a beautiful tourist destination located only a few kilometres from the city. Until the end of the 19th Century it was a noxious and foul-smelling swamp, however, in 1898 the area was reclaimed by Prince Francesco Lanza di Scalea and subsequently leased by the municipality to an Italian-Belgian company which commenced development of the area by creating a lido, a hotel and 300 villas.
During this period the Art Deco villas of the Belle Epoque were constructed, some by noted architects such as the Sicilian architect Ernesto Basile. The small fishing village was thus transformed into a rich and elegant resort and its development continued until the end of the 1990's. Today Mondello's rich heritage of historic villas remains intact; some of the villas have been completely restored over the years while others are left semi-abandoned. The lido was completely renovated several years ago and now houses a prestigious sailing club and the Charleston restaurant. For a number of years the beach has been covered in the summer with wooden beach huts which are rented to families and used for various purposes.
From 2008, the company which operates the beach is slowly eliminating the unsightly beach huts and transforming the beach by creating small areas with bars, deck chairs and umbrellas which undoubtedly helps to create a more pleasant and livable environment. Mondello is a place which retains an extraordinary fascination, above all out of season when its white beach is infrequently used and the splendid Caribbean colours of the sea can be seen in their full glory. In the village of Mondello, still partially used by the local fishermen, there are numerous restaurants where you can eat excellent fish and seafood, either standing or sitting down.
Beyond the town lies the Capo Gallo Nature Reserve which was created in 2001. Upon payment of a small entry fee, you can enter the reserve and swim in one of its small, sandy coves or from the rocks. The reserve is also an ideal place for hiking. You can walk to a fascinating, abandoned lighthouse along the unmade coastal path which runs through the reserve. Sailing regattas are regularly organised at Mondello by the local sailing clubs. In Mondello you can rent rib’s and boats, pleasure craft and windsurfers and take classes in scuba diving and surf kiting. All essential services are available in the village: bus, pharmacy, supermarkets, restaurants, self-service cafes, pizzerias, sandwich bars, mini-golf course and tennis courts.
Mondello webcam: http://www.mondellolido.it/webcam/webcam.htm
Mondello tourist information: http://www.italyheaven.co.uk/sicily/mondello.html
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7 Mar 2014
Thanks Elena for making us feel so welcome. The villa is literally right beside the sea and only 5 minutes walk from the little square and the beginning of the sandy beach. Every morning we would go… More
12 Nov 2013
Dear ElenaYour house was amazing!!!Thank you for our holidays in Sicily! House is well furnishing whith good sence of style. There are you can find everything that you may need while living there. Hon… More
24 Oct 2013
Dear Elena,We really had a perfect time in Mondello. The house is even larger than we thought and the garden was perfect for the kids to play around. The veranda is a beautiful place for a morning bre… More
14 Oct 2013
Excellent villa, better than expected. Very close to the sea, beach and all amenities. The villa was comfortable and spacious and the outside space was brilliant. The bus stops at the end of the r… More
8 Sep 2013
"Great villa in a great location for both beach and city"
We would warmly recommend this apartment, which is tall and airy, well equipped and furnished and which has excellent outdoor areas - including a covered terrace at the front which we used every day. … More
25 Jun 2013
"Sun, Sea and Sicily"
After trawling the internet for villas/apartments/hotels that would fit the bill for a long weekend away in the sun, we could not have asked for much more from Villa Amalia and Mondello Beach.The shor… More
17 Jun 2013
"A Perfect Place!"
Mondello is an excellent choice and Villa Amalia is a perfect place. The villa is very large and can easily accommodate a large group yet still comfy for a couple or small family. Shops, restaurants a… More
17 May 2013
"Ottima posizione,arredi e forniture"
La casa è vicinissima alla piazzetta di Mondello,ma nello stesso tempo ha un giardino e due pati dove si puo' prendere il sole fare un barbeque e mangiare all'aperto in completa privacy.Pul… More
15 Aug 2012
"Excellent - Better than expected"
Very spacious, only a 5min walk to the beach. BBQ at the back was well used! Very friendly locals and Virginia that handled our booking went above and beyond in helping us out before and during our stay! excellent all round!
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