I have just returned from a wonderful holiday at Villa Scimemi. The stylish studio is part of an amazing villa, but feels very private as the house is massive. It has everything you need! I was travelling with my two young daughters, who very much enjoyed the large pool for hours on end. The garden of the villa is beautiful too - large, and full of big, mature trees with views of the mountains surrounding Mondello.
The villa is a short 5 min walks to the beach, shops providing you with essentials and some take away food places. You'll find nice restaurants in the village, which is 20 minutes stroll along the beach.
The owners of the villa, Franseco and Cynthia, are simply wonderful and went out of their way beyond what one could expect to make our holiday as nice as possible. My plans to hire a car failed, but they took it upon them to organise our entire journey to Catania! They also took us out to see Palermo by Night for an incredible street food feast and showed us the Chinese Palace - a hidden gem not mentioned in my guidebook!
Franseco and Cynthia are just so kind, helpful and open to share their very special place and insight to Sicilian culture. They really made us feel at home and did their best to make our holiday wonderful, which it really was! My two daughters are still nagging me to book a week for next year, so we'll definitely be back!