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Floor and roof in terracotta tiles,chestnut and all traditional Sicilian materials.
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Floor and roof in terracotta tiles,chestnut and all traditional Sicilian materials.
Submerged in nature, the azelea-bathed, palm tree flanked entrance. The whole house retains a charming rustic character with stained wooden shelving and teak rafters.
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5.0 of 5 bubbles
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15 reviews
Floor and roof in terracotta tiles,chestnut and all traditional Sicilian materials.
Submerged in nature, the azelea-bathed, palm tree flanked entrance.
The whole house retains a charming rustic character with stained wooden shelving and teak rafters.
Floor and roof in terracotta tiles,chestnut and all traditional Sicilian materials.
Old-style kitchen, fitted with a beautiful rustic stove and vintage fridge.
The East side catches the light right into late afternoon.
Spacious main living area with authentic oak furniture and stone fireplace.
The living room with interior old style
Feel at home with encyclopaedic lined walls in the main living area.
Tastefully considered details bring you upstairs from the main living area.
Roomy main living area, old in style, contemporary in functionality.
The living room with the comfortable sofa bed, in case of need.
The grandmother's old cupboard
One of the two bathrooms...
Fall asleep to the sound of the waves, wake to birdsong in the naturally airconditioned twin bedroom
Queen sized bedroom opening onto the sun drenched panorama of Salinelle.
Cool balcony with stunning views across the lemon groves onto the water.
Breathtaking views of the Madonie national park from the terrace.
The fuscia stained sky at sunset from the adjoining beach.
View of Palermo settling into dusk (from adjoining beach).
A lazy golden sunset falls across the adjoining beach.
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Villa -
3 Bedrooms, 2 Bathrooms, Sleeps 9
Cefalu, Province of Palermo, Sicily

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Boris315
Almere
1 review
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“Just fantastic!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 15, 2013 for a stay in September 2013
1
person found this review helpful

Absolutelly perfect this place, we fall in love with the house which is an old country house (renovated as new). Also the owners Dario and Agnes are greate helpfull people but, the most stuning is the extremely large garden and private access to the beach.

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Liked best: garden
Traveling group: Extended Family
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Gabriella...
Cologne, Germany
1 review
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“Beautiful villa among olive and lemon trees 150m to the beach”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 5, 2012 for a stay in July 2012
2
people found this review helpful

The villa is a very charming place, with a beautiful and spacious landhouse kitchen, big living room, 2 bath rooms, two trerrasses, free wifi internet and more. From the terrasse we had a beautiful view on the whole garden with palm trees, olive trees and lemon trees. The (white sand) beach was very empty, clean and the water was just beautiful- in peak season we counted 15 people on the beach close by. The contact with the owner (Dario) was from the beginning, when we made the booking, during the stay until the end very kind and helpful.

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Liked best: everything - house, garden and beach
Liked least: nothing
Traveling group: Spouse/Partner
Your age range 35-49
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Kcilla
Landau in der Pfalz, Germany
Level Contributor
3 reviews
“The perfect place to relax with family and friends”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 24, 2012 for a stay in July 2012

The house is on a large property with several cottages, but plenty of privacy for all. The owner goes out of his way to make his guests comfortable, whether it’s by providing additional deck chairs or sunshades or helpful information, and takes great care of the property by fixing things without delay and cultivating a great variety of plants. The short walk to the beach took us past a row of pomegranates, a lemon grove, an ancient carob, a eucalyptus and many other different trees and cactuses. It is simply a beautiful place. The house itself is comfortable and very well equipped, but it is its surroundings that make it special and a treat for all senses. Additional benefits: we had bread and water delivered every morning, there is a great pizza restaurant close by and the fruit stall when you turn off the main road towards Salinelle has excellent fruit and vegetables.

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Liked best: We greatly enjoyed relaxing in the spacious yard with its abundance of flowers and shade from old trees, as well as the proximity and easy access to the beach.
Liked least: Speeding cars on the road running alongside the house
Traveling group: Extended Family
Your age range 35-49
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Metz, France
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 20, 2012 for a stay in July 2011
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Liked best: the independent setting in the nature and close to the beach, the owner availability and friendliness
Liked least: the mosquitoes
Traveling group: Family with Young Children
Your age range 35-49
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
Friends getaway Families with young children
Large groups
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Dublin, Dublin, Ireland
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 28, 2011 for a stay in June 2011
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Liked best: Being beside the water, in nature and around really nice, laid-back people
Liked least: that I had to leave!
Traveling group: With Spouse/Partner
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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931Oldbuf...
Golden, Colorado
1 review
“WONDERFUL Italian Villa”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 9, 2011 for a stay in October 2011

A group of 6 stayed at Dario's beautiful property from Oct 20 to the 23 and it was truly exceptional. The Host was gracious, the Villa spotless and exactly as advertised and the surroundings were more than anyone could ask for. The property was simply a wonderful orchard complete with three friendly and well behaved dogs, who slept most of the time. The location was pretty much removed from other houses with very little coming and going. To sum our sty up, "the acomodations were PERFECT."

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Liked best: The entire experience.
Liked least: We liked everything
Traveling group: With Friends
Your age range 50-64
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
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NewYorkVa...
New York
Level Contributor
9 reviews
5 hotel reviews
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“Lovely house, clean, but not too comfortable.”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 25, 2011 for a stay in September 2011
1
person found this review helpful

This house was really very lovely and well set up with nice rooms. However, towels were in poor condition and seating in living room area was very uncomfortable. The main upstairs bathroom shower was unusable - water would flood entire bathroom floor, so 6 of us had to use the 1 small downstairs shower. Mattresses could have been more comfortable, but they weren't awful. the house was very clean. This biggest drawback to this house was the barking dogs ALL NIGHT LONG!!! THe owner had 4 - 6 dogs himself on the property. They didn't bother us, but the night barking was awful. Also the house is on a road that appeared quiet, but at night became the speedway. Really not good for sleeping. A few minor changes in the house would make it perfect, but nothing will help the night time barking and traffic.

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Liked best: Pretty house and yard, near the beach.
Liked least: Noise from traffic and barking dogs all night long.
Traveling group: With Friends
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   No.
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Management Response
Nov 9, 2011
I'm so sorry that you didn't enjoy your relaxing holiday in Cefalu and that you were uncomfortable in my house, because I'm trying to be very careful to all my guests needs and I do my best to improve the service.
I would like to pinpoint out some things in order to clarify what happened just during your stay and also not to discourage other guests coming here:
Regarding the dogs: now I have only 3 dogs, sweet, friendly with childrens, adults and other animals and discreet as I clearly specify when I have a request. The other dogs you saw here are not mine, they are my neighbourgh's dogs and they aren't always here. Since this is a big country area where a lot of house owners have dogs, sometimes in autumn-winter, it can happen that they "escape" if they are not attached and sometimes they enter in my property for a "visit", being my place really really sought after for all kind of tourists :)

Regarding the barking in the night, I can assure you that my dogs didn't make any noise in the night because they slept inside my house. This was a problem, this end of September, during the hunting season that started just the week you where here and fortunately now it's over. Some hunter nearby have lots of dogs and as he was preparing to leave for the hunt all dogs started to bark and the whole area became noisy (I live in the same property and yes these nights were frustrating).
I can also assure you that if you wouldn't wake up because of the dogs you wouldn't hear the street close to the Villa that is really quiet and I never had complaints about this.
I apologize you for this annoying inconvenience, for the towels not at your level, uncomfortable seating in the living room and mainly for the upstairs bathroom shower. These are all things I sure will improve the nextcoming months.
Hope to have another chance with you and your nice group!!
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
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