Villa | 4 bedrooms | sleeps 7
Self-catering Sicilian villa with sea view, just two minutes from the beach. Large private pool and terraces for al fresco dining. Ideal for families seeking relaxation.
Terraced Villa is located just two minutes' walk from the beach, directly between Scopello and Castellamare del Golfo. Quiet and peaceful, yet only fifteen minutes from both towns, the villa also benefits from a large swimming pool, sun terrace and an outdoor bbq area for 'Al Fresco Dining'.
|Size||Sleeps up to 7, 4 bedrooms|
|Nearest beach||Scopello 2.5 km|
|Will consider||Long term lets (over 1 month)|
|Nearest Amenities||2.5 km|
|Nearest travel links||Nearest airport: Trapani Birgi 45 km, Nearest railway: Castellammare 4 km|
|Family friendly||Great for children of all ages, Suitable for people with restricted mobility|
|Notes||No pets allowed, No smoking at this property|
Features and Facilities
|Luxuries||Log fire, Sea view|
|General||Central heating, Air conditioning, TV, Satellite TV|
|Standard||Iron, Hair dryer|
|Utilities||Dishwasher, Cooker, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine|
|Rooms||4 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms of which 1 Family bathrooms and 1 Shower rooms|
|Furniture||Single beds (1), Double beds (3), Dining seats for 7|
|Outdoors||Balcony or terrace, Private garden, BBQ|
|Further details indoors|
Villa degli Oleandri is located in the Castellammare Del Golfo region overhanging the bay of Cala Bianca. The villa is placed directly on the coast, like a demarcation line between luxurious green and limpid turquoise sea.
The main house is a two-storey house. The ground floor is composed of the wide living/dining room with large windows that light up the room and offer a fantastic view of the Mediterranean garden. The Interiors have been selected with care and typical to the local style. The decoration enhances the cosiness of the house and lends it an elegant touch thanks to its antique furniture and beautiful decorations that are distributed all around the house. There is also a fireplace promising lovely and warm evenings for those who like to enjoy romantic moments. There is also a well-equipped kitchen decorated with hand-painted majolica reproducing the "agreste" Sicilian art. A glass-door connects the kitchen with the external kitchen (barbeque) which is equipped with oven, sink and a wood-kiln, great to prepare traditional Sicilian dishes. Also on the ground floor is a bedroom with one French bed, a bathroom with shower and laundry room. Most of the rooms are facing the large veranda perfectly integrated into the surrounding nature thanks to the natural materials used such as wood and stone, etc.
From the living room a staircase leads to the upper floor where the other bedrooms are located. 1 bedroom with queen-sized bed, tiled floor and a fantastic view of the Casa Bianca from its window. A second bedroom with queen-sized bed and a third bedroom with a small terrace. Also on the first floor is the bathroom with bathtub.
The Villa is immersed in a park of Mediterranean plants such as palms and olive trees carefully spread all along the path that leads to the swimming pool which is reserved exclusively to the guests. The pool is open from 1st of May until 1st of October. Private parking inside the property is also available.
The fantastic positioning of Villa Oleandri gives the possibility to visit various different points of interest , such as Palermo, Castellammare del Golfo (4km), Scopello (2,5km), Segesta, Erice, Selinunte, Marsala and Agrigento. At about 3 km distance is the famous Nature Reserve 'lo Zingaro' with its marvellous bays and Mediterranean vegetation. The crystal sea waters are inviting for various water sports like swimming, snorkelling, diving, sailing and etc.
|Further details outdoors|
Terrace, swimming pool, BBQ, outdoor kitchen.
The Sicily region
Sicily, 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 gray. There's no other place on Earth like Sicily. Our island is a unique place full of art, archaeology, 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.
Scopello: Two medieval watch towers guard the nearby coast. The focus of the tiny town is the piazza and baglio. Fortunately, no large hotels or resorts have marred the landscape yet, though there are villas for rent in the area. The Zingaro nature reserve, Erice and Segesta make pleasant excursions.
Who goes to Scopello? In June, July and August, there's no dearth of foreigner visitors. We recommend visiting from March through October, but any time is good. Book early for July and August.
Baglio? It's one of those Italian words nobody ever defines perfectly. Without wishing to digress from the discussion at hand, we'll say that the English word bailey (outer wall of a castle), from the Old French baile (palisaded enclosure), probably shares the Norman origin of the Italian term. Essentially, a baglio is a square, fortified courtyard with a strong gate and perhaps a low tower or two, surrounded by walls and low buildings. More than a fort but not quite a castle. The Sicilian baglio is a medieval Norman invention but few surviving bagli are actually medieval, despite a few would-be knights we saw trying (unsuccessfully, it seemed) to seduce American maidens at Scopello. Scopello's baglio is several centuries old and its courtyard houses restaurants and a café. A perfect retreat on a hot summer day. The baglio represents the hamlet's recent agricultural past, but the coastal towers are a reminder of the Saracen and Norman domination of Sicily.
For Visitors: San Vito holds a couscous festival the third week of September. Trapani has a summer music festival (the Luglio Musicale Trapanese) in July, and in spring an annual tuna festival based on the mattanza. Speaking of seafood, it is excellent in this part of Sicily. We suggest the tuna, a delicious experience nothing like the stuff you buy in cans at the supermarket; it's not even the same variety.
Scopello is a very small but organized village with market, restaurant, shops post office, bank and first aid.
At around 4.5 km distance East from the property there is Castellammare which is the major city with all amenities, even train and coach station.
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