Villa | 2 bedrooms | sleeps 6
Palms' villa is located in the wonderful area of Scopello,a village near to Castellammare del Golfo,west of Sicily, only few minutes walk from the sea and from the Reserve of Zingaro.It's only 700 metres from the ancient village of Scopello and has easy access to all the facilities of the area including excellent restaurants for eating out.
The villa is in a quiet and peaceful environment; it has two nice and large bedrooms with a wardrobe and a chest of drawers, a comfortable bathroom with shower ,a spacious living room with a sofa, air conditioning , a tv set, a table and comfortable chairs and a well furnished kitchen that leads you in a back garden where you can have bbq and where there is another table with chairs so you can dine outside whenever you want.
All around ,the villa is surrounded by a large and charming garden , with a lot of trees, mediterranean plants and typical vegetation; There is another shower , a bbq ,and there are tables and chairs and a relaxing hammock
|Size||Sleeps up to 6, 2 bedrooms|
|Nearest beach||Zingaro 700 m|
|Will consider||Long term lets (over 1 month), Short breaks (1-4 days)|
|Access||Car advised, Wheelchair users|
|Nearest Amenities||700 m|
|Nearest travel links||Nearest airport: Palermo / Trapani 40 km, Nearest railway: Castellamare del Golfo 8 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, TV, Safe, Satellite TV|
|Standard||Kettle, Toaster, Iron, Hair dryer|
|Utilities||Cooker, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine|
|Rooms||2 bedrooms, 1 bathrooms of which 1 En suites|
|Furniture||1 Sofa beds, Single beds (2), Double beds (1), Cots (2), Dining seats for 6, Lounge seats for 8|
|Other||Linen provided, Towels provided|
|Outdoors||Balcony or terrace, Private garden, Shared garden, BBQ, Bicycles available|
|Access||Wheelchair users, Secure parking|
|Further details indoors|
The villa has a wide and beautiful garden all aroud that allows you to relax , to sit outside in comfortable deck chairs , to rock on an hammock, and above all ,to enjoy from everywhere ( also from the veranda) the stunning view of the blue sea just in front of you.
There is plenty of space so it's ideal for families as well as for couples that want to enjoy of silence and quietness.
The position and the wonderful view of the Golf make it ideal for a relaxing holiday by the sea
|Further details outdoors|
The villa is a luxury place , ideal for excursions in all the West of sicily!
It offers the possibility to make excursions in the numerous and interesting places very near to the house.(Erice km 35, San Vito km 40, Segesta km 25, , Palermo km. 50, Trapani kn 45, Monreale km. 45,etc.) The village of Scopello and the reserve of Zingaro are only 700 mt. away.
Very near ( 35/45 km) to the airports of Trapani e Palermo
English-speaking representative on hand to answer any questions.
You'll be accompanied to the house by the owner.
The Sicily region
Sicily is fantastic island full of History and archeological sites for the many invasions.The weather is for most of the year temperate.From april to late october temperature range from 20 c° to 33 c°.Best period to come and visit is from April to November .Place of interest to visit are Zingaro Park (700 mts), Segesta with termal pool, San Vito lo Capo, the historical Erice, Trapani, Saline di Trapani with the salt museum, Marsala and Mothia Island, Egadi Islands, Marsala for famous wine, Ustica island, Palermo, Monreale, Cefalù, Selinunte and Temple's valley of Agrigento.All these places are within an hour drive from the villa.
Sicily is an island full of strong contrasts, a land rich in history and culture, lively, enticing cities of art, ancient fishermen’s villages where time seems to have come to a standstill and amazing natural wonders, beautiful beaches and islands where you can relax surrounded by crystal clear waters. The island is a crossroads for populations who were completely different from one another, who have all left permanent traces of themselves in the island’s culture
Trapani / Scopello area
Castellammare was a fishing town now is a touristic town with a lot of attractions.Every year on 19 August take place the show about the Madonna del soccorso that protect the town.
There are a lot of fish restaurants where you can taste fresh fish with no high-prices.You can also buy a fresh fish directly from the boats in the port when they come back in early mornings about 7 a.m.
There are also a lot of good pizzerias.In Castellammare you can also taste the local dish Kous-Kous with fish that is a speciality od Trapani area.
How to get there
Nearest Travel Links
Airport: Palermo30 km
Railway: Castellammare del Golfo: 8 km
Ferry: Palermo: 50 km
It's very easy. Fly to Palermo. Castellammare is just 30 Km from the airport.
Cheap flights available by Ryan air and Easyjet
Car hire available by the major international rent companies at Palermo's airport or in Castellammare city by local agencies.
Possible transfer from airport with Gabellone viaggi or local bus.
Possibily train from airport to Castellammare del Golfo.
All the time Taxi service available from airport.
Scopello is perhaps the more evocative and colourful place of the entire gulf of Castellammare. It is a small village risen at the end of the 18th century around the "baglio", on a previous arab country house. In the low-lying wonderful cove limited by the stacks and protected by old towers, there is the "tonnara" (thunny-fishing structure), known sine a long time ago (it is mentioned in documents of the year 1200); it has worked until few years ago, together with the"baglio", the buildings and the warehouses. You can reach it from Castellammare driving through the state street 187 in the direction of Trapani, deviating at Km 32.4, passing the bay of Guidaloca on which there is a 16th century cylindrical tower. The name of Scopello probably derives from the Greek "scopelos" (rock), from the Latin "scopellum" (rock) and from the arab "iscubul iactus" (high rock). It has been inhabited since the prehistoric period (finds discovered in the caves of the inland document the human presence, starting from the palaeolithic period), the zone has been known since ancient times because of the abundance of tunnys, which were fished in its sea, so much that the Greeks called it "Cetaria", that means "earth of the tunnys".
Zingaro: Una visita allo Zingaro allo scoperta della costa così com'era una volta, attraverso itinerari naturalistici di rara bellezza, tra ricchezze storiche e tradizioni.
Cornino:Piccolo borgo marinaro posto tra Buseto Palizzolo e San Vito Lo Capo negli ultimi anni ha subito le conseguenze del turismo trasformandosi in località balneare.
Segesta:Sito tra dolci colline che formano un piacevole contrasto con le infinite tonalità di verde, il Parco Archeologico è dominato dalla mole dell'elegante tempio dorico.
Castellammare del Golfo:Incastonata nel bellissimo golfo che si estende da Capo San Vita fin a Capo Rama, la cittadina era il porto e l'emporio delle antiche città di Segesta ed Erice.
Erice:Meravigliosa sintesi di arte, storia e paesaggio, conserva intatto il suo centro medievale, integrato con la morfologia del monte ed armoniosamente fuso con la splendida natura circostante.
Selinunte:Il nome deriva dal greco Sèlinon, termine che indica una sorta di prezzemolo selvatico che, fiorito, emana un intenso profumo e che cresceva abbondante nella zona.
San Vito: Il lungomare consente di passeggiare a pochi metri dalla battigia della spiaggia, e così anche la strada che porta all'altissimo faro dopo aver superato i due moli del porto.
Guidaloca:La prima caletta che vi trovate lungo la spiaggia di Scopello è sicuramente Guidaloca, nella baia abbastanza grande trovare lidi e punti ristoro,
Monreale:Sorta in età normanna attorno ad un monastero dei Benedettini , ed eletta dai regnanti normanni ove amavano fare battute di caccia.
Mozia:Antica colonia fenicia fondata nell'VIII sec. a.C. su una delle quattro isole della laguna dello Stagnone, l'isola di San Pantaleo.
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19 Aug 2014
"Helpful Owner, Excellent Location"
Stayed for three weeks in this comfortable villa. Plenty of outside and inside space and the villa had everything we needed. Well equipped kitchen and handy washing machine. Lovely views from the … More
1 Jul 2014
"A perfect holiday"
Villa delle Palme is perfectly situated halfway between the Zingaro reserve and the centre of Scopello so wonderful beaches and restaurants are only a short walk away. The villa is spacious and comfor… More
5 May 2014
"Excellent villa in wonderful location"
Villa delle Palme is a great villa, very comfortable, in excellent condition and very light and airy, well equipped kitchen/cooking facilities. The views are fantastic, big mountain out the back and v… More
18 Jun 2013
"Beautiful Location, convenient for Zingaro and Scopello"
Villa dells Palme is two semi detached, 2 bed houses sharing a garden but having separate patio and all facilities. The house is simply furnished with comfortable bed. Kitchen is very well equipped also with spices, condiments and oil etc. Guiseppina met us in Castlemarre and led us to the house giving a very thorough explanation of everything and making us feel very welcome. She was very obliging and flexible regarding our departure time.
It's position is 800m from entry to Zingaro with several more local pebbly bays available and the tuna tower close by. The scenery is stunning around this area and well worth visit. Scopello is well equipped with ristorante, panificio etc.
A small car is a must since the house is in quiet location and the drive is steep and twisting.
Overall a great house in a quiet location.
1 Oct 2012
Nice villa and a nice village. You can walk to the beach and the town, if you like walking which we do! Zingaro park is fantastic, we drove but could have walked there I guess. I give it 4/5, because ideally the beach would be a bit closer, but it's a lovely beach, large and quiet. Litter of course.
Nearest restaurant was 10 mins walk max, really nice strolling back in the quiet.
Garden is on a slope but nice places to sit.
You can get a middle sized car up the drive, but it is always a challenge.
Thanks for your appreciation; the beaches in Scopello area, are according to the course of the ground so you should go down to the sea.
I hope to have you here some other time, thanks
7 Sep 2012
We have just returned from spending a wonderful fortnight at this gorgeous villa and would return in a heartbeat! The house is spacious, cool and elegantly furnished, plus the well sprung beds are made with crisp linen sheets and proper feather pillows - a first in all our years of renting - and which makes an enormous difference to the quality of a holiday sleep. There is also a very good barbeque in the back garden, which enabled us to enjoy several nice meals. And as for the views - absolute heaven to wake up every day to such a feast for the eyes!
The villa itself is only a short walk from an ancient and atmospheric small village where there are many excellent restaurants to enjoy a meal or to sample delicious pastries or hearty wood-fired savoury breads from a wonderful bakery. There are also some great local craft shops where one is tempted to spend far too much time and euros!
The beach is but a downhill walk away, again with beautiful views of both the mountains and the sea, and I think our legs have never felt fitter from the climb back up each day! The beach itself is probably one of the nicest places we have ever visted; elegant, family-centred and with two small cabins selling the best paninis in one and in the other superbly chilled cold beers, one glass bottles of Prosecco (Italians always do things in style) and stunning lemon ice granitas. The crystal turquoise sea quickly encouraged the 10 and 53 year old to discover snorkelling, and they delighted in finding so many octopi and rainbow coloured fish within a hand's reach. We also loved taking little pedallos out and floating round the bay. We never tired of the place!
However, what really made our holiday truly special was the kindness of our hostess - Giuseppina and her husband Gaetano. When they realised that we had no car and therefore could not reach any of the many local and historically spectacular destinations, they offered to drive us there themselves and show us around! So, we are extremely grateful to them for showing us the wonders of the 500BC temple and theatre of Segesta, and the beautiful and mysterious medieval hilltop village of Erice. Giuseppina also organised us to be driven around Palermo on our final day, in order that we could enjoy the cathedrales and atmosphere of this charismatic city.
We have never experienced such generous hospitality and kindness from a villa owner before and we felt that we had met new friends, and not just simply had a holiday. This experience will stay with us forever.
2 Jul 2012
"Wonderful place to stay with a very welcoming owner"
Guiseppina (and her family) were incredibly helpful before our visit and continued to be so during our stay. They really made us feel welcome. This is a lovely, well-equipped villa in an incredibly beautiful area of Sicily. We chose not to hire a car and were happy to walk the short way into Scopello for restaurants etc. There is a small grocery store in the village (with a very friendly owner) which had all we needed but if you wanted to visit the supermarket you really would need a car.
I'm not sure the website makes clear that this is a semi-detached villa - ie you could have another party next to you. Both houses are owned by Guiseppina so if you were a larger group (say two families) you could rent both. As it happened having other people next door for a few days while we were there wasn't a problem at all but it's as well to know.
The local beach was perfect for us and has incredibly good snorkelling. However it's a steep walk down - which seems even longer on the return journey. Because we were carrying a lot of snorkelling gear down with us we ended up putting all we needed in a suitcase with wheels and simply pulled everything up and down - it may have looked a bit odd but it worked well!!!
All in all we had a marvellous holiday and are definitely thinking of going back.
27 Jun 2012
"Lovely house, wonderful location, friendly host"
I had spent ages trying to find the perfect place to stay in Sicily and finally settled on Villa dell Palme, largely because the owner seemed so friendly and helpful and the location looked perfect.
It did not disappoint. The house is lovely with everything you need and two lovely gardens and a terrace. It is so well located - 5 minutes walk to a great little beach that was never too busy (although you will get fit walking up the hill again), 10 minutes to the glorious beaches of Lo Zingaro and 10 minutes to the charming village of Scopello with its lovely restaurants. It's only a 5 minute drive to La Tonnara and 10-15 minutes to Castellammare del Golfo and the main road that can take you anywhere you want to go.
Giuseppina could not be a better host. She speaks excellent English, is very welcoming and extremely helpful, with tips about where to go and when and how to go there.
I would have no hesitation in recommending this for your holiday to Sicily, although don't hire a big car - the steep curving driveway is a nightmare!
23 Oct 2011
"A lovely place to stay"
This property has wonderful views of the sea. It is very clean and well equipped, and has a garden that is safe for young children. It's just a few minutes drive from a beautiful cove and easy walking distance from a good pizza restaurant, and there are more restaurants further down the road in Scopello.
Do hire yourself a small car though, as the winding driveway was very hard to navigate in an estate car!
We were met by the owner, Giuseppina - a really lovely lady who speaks very good English and made us feel very welcome.
29 Sep 2011
"Excellent accommodation offering great view of the sea"
We – four adults – stayed here and found that our expectations were completely fulfilled. This is a clean, well-equipped house in peaceful surroundings, with a veranda offering a great view of the… More
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