SPACIOUS CHILD-FRIENDLY VILLA WITH PRIVATE POOL NEAR THE SEA

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Sleeps10
Bedrooms 4
Bathrooms3
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights

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SPACIOUS CHILD-FRIENDLY VILLA WITH PRIVATE POOL NEAR THE SEA

Mazara del Vallo Villa Rental Photos and Description

4 bedroom, 3 bathroom villa with large pool and huge garden sleeps 8/10.

Santa Rosalia is a family villa in the country with a large pool and garden. A lush Mediterranean garden is offset by a large pool 12 x 6 metres, surrounded by olive trees. You can relax on a sunbed by the pool under a beach umbrella or enjoy the view of the pool and garden from the vine-covered pergola in front of the villa. The main door takes you into a bright and airy sitting room leading into the dining room and then the kitchen. All three rooms look onto the front garden and the pool, while doors open onto a patio behind the house. Upstairs a long corridor accesses 4 double bedrooms and 2 bathrooms. There is a third bathroom downstairs. (An adjacent ground floor study with sofa bed may be rented as an optional fifth bedroom, particularly suitable for older guests.) The house is very spacious and has been recently refurbished to a high standard of comfort.

Close to the villa next door but completely secluded by a high wall and tall cypress trees, it has its own access road.

Mazara and beaches: Mazara, Italy’s major fishing port, has a charming promenade and three piazzas in the historic centre, graced with beautiful baroque churches and civic buildings - even the remains of a Norman castle. Don't miss the beautiful bronze statue of a dancing satyr, a masterpiece of Greek art rescued from the sea by a local fisherman and now housed in a dedicated museum. Away from the main squares is the kasbah, a maze of winding streets and miniscule piazzas dating from the Arab occupation of the island in the 9th and 10th centuries. Recently renovated this area is now dotted with attractive bars and restaurants open in the evening.

Beyond the town there is a long and beautiful coastline with both sandy beaches and rocky coves where the sea is exceptionally limpid. In July and August the beach of Tonnarella offers the facilities of bars with deckchairs and beach umbrellas to rent. Further afield is the famous white sandy beach of San Vito Lo Capo and the nature reserve of Lo Zingaro, which can be reached in just over an hour.

Sightseeing: The ancient Greek city of Selinunte by the sea is a 30 minute drive away. After exploring the ruins, go down to the nearby beach of Marinella, cool off in the sea and feast on delicious local fish at one of the seaside 'trattorie'. Half an hour in the other direction is the mysterious temple of Segesta, high up on a hill overlooking the valley. Nearby is the ancient Greek open air theatre, where performances of plays and concerts are held every summer.

In 20 minutes you can reach Marsala, famous for wine, where top quality wines can be savoured at various prestigious wineries. The Punic Ship salvaged from the sea nearby is on display at the Baglio Anselmi museum. The province of Trapani has been famous for salt production since Roman times and just beyond Marsala is a lagoon where salt is still produced. The picturesque windmills that once serviced the saltpans were built during the Spanish occupation of Sicily.

Take the ferry boat to the fascinating island of Mozia, once a Phoenician colony, with the Punic remains of the walls and city razed to the ground in the 4th century BC. Visit the Whitaker Museum with its star attraction of the Ragazzo di Mozia, a classical Greek marble statue of a young boy, which was found lying in the lagoon.

The medieval hilltop town of Erice, with its Norman castle, site of an ancient temple of Venus, is an hour's drive from Mazara. From Trapani or Marsala you can reach the lovely Egadi islands. Palermo, Sicily's exotic capital, and the Vale of Temples at Agrigento are easy day trips.

Mazara is a Mecca for people who like to eat - not the place to come if you are on a diet! It offers a wide range of excellent trattorias and restaurants, where you can savour the freshest seafood and fish, not to mention the delights of Sicilian traditional fare from fish couscous to melanzane alla parmigiana - aubergines baked with cheese, basil and tomato sauce In the manual you will find in the house, we recommend the very best of local restaurants, all of them dedicated to offering excellent Sicilian cuisine and at very reasonable prices. For families there are many low cost, child-friendly pizzerias on the lovely promenade beyond the city centre. They offer not only pizzas, but a very wide range of pasta, vegetable, meat, seafood and fish dishes. Those of you with a sweet tooth won't resist the pasticcerie - pastry shops - where you can buy mouth-watering delicacies, such as cassata, cannoli or almond pastries. or delicious ice cream. Remember Sicilian ice cream is the best!

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Suitability:
  • pets considered
  • wheelchair accessible
  • non smoking only
  • children welcome

Caroline

This advertiser has been with HomeAway.com since 2002
Speaks english, italian, portuguese, spanish
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Sleeps10
Bedrooms 4
Bathrooms3
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights

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Property Reviews

17 Reviews Write a Review
Spacious child-friendly villa with private pool near the sea
average rating of 4.6666665 based on 17 reviews
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Spacious child-friendly villa with private pool near the sea
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p416965
+44 (0)777 602 3049
Mazara del Vallo Trapani province
St Charles,Illinois USA
5

A wonderful place for a holiday for all ages

  • 5 of 5
  • Submitted: Sep 9, 2013
  • Stayed: Jun 2013
We are a family of four who live near Chicago and decided on Sicily for our summer holiday, picking up my mother from England en route.We decided on staying one week on the east side of the island,flying into Catania and one week on the west leaving from Trapani. We picked Santa Rosalia because of the photos on the website and the wonderful reviews. Our first week we rented a house through a villa company which paled in comparison to our week in Rosalia.This Villa is a perfect place to have your vacation.It has all that you need, wonderful hosts to help you if you need them and everything you might want a short drive away. I was a little tentative about booking through VRBO but once I started to liase with Caroline I felt 100% confident that it would all be as described and it was.
We had a 13,16 and 84 year old with us and found there was something for everyone both at the villa and nearby area. Mum loved sitting outside painting,my daughter loved the pool and my son the tennis.
We found a fabulous beach about half an hour away (there are closer ones) that suited us all with snorkeling,soft sand,beach umbrellas for Granny and a wonderful restaurant and nice clean toilets for all. Mazara provided us with shops ,restaurants,history and scuba diving.
I felt we had much better value for our week here than we did when renting through an agency who only seemed interested in taking our booking. If it wasn't so far away I would go back regularly as it was such a relaxing,enjoyable week.
My recommendations: Book a meal for the day you arrive,it was wonderful and so nice to have without preparing after traveling, read Caroline's book before you go or whilst you are there,allow lots of time for Selinunte,it is majestic,bring back some ceramics from the shop in Mazara the family recommends (can't remember the name) and if you go to east side of island don't miss Cave Grande if you like hiking and nature!
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: It was very gratifying to hear from this family personally as to how much they were enjoying their holiday. We happened to be staying in the villa next door at the time so were able to provide tips and assistance when needed. This was a very enterprising family and in fact they introduced us to a local scuba diving outfit that we didn't know about before! The weather was gorgeous as it usually is in June so they had picked an optimal season for enjoying the beach and the pool.
I agree that a visit to the Greek site of Selinunte is a must for any trip to Sicily. It is the largest Greek site in Europe and magnificent with its temple ruins and stunning views over the sea.
We do hope that this Anglo-American family will come back to visit again.
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Spacious child-friendly villa with private pool near the sea
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p416965
+44 (0)777 602 3049
Mazara del Vallo Trapani province
Oxford uk
5

Completely perfect

  • 5 of 5
  • Submitted: Sep 6, 2013
  • Stayed: Aug 2013
This is an incredible place, and a very simpathetic atmosphere, we were surprised at the feeling of space with the garden and olive groves. The house felt a lot bigger than the photographs on the web site. All the recommendations from the owner were spot on, interesting books on the shelves , a beautiful Italian kitchen , everything was very clean . We were 9 people of different ages, we all loved it.
Owner's Response: Thank you Miranda for your appreciation of Santa Rosalia.
We do our best to make the villa as comfortable as possible for our guests. It is certainly very spacious and the grounds provide plenty of space for children to run around and play and adults to find a shady corner to relax in with a book. As the garden was once part of the estate of Santa Maria next door it has many mature trees including Saracen olive trees, Seville orange trees and palms.
Villa Santa Rosalia was originally the annexe of the main villa.
Now converted to a family-friendly holiday rental property, we think it ticks all the boxes for families looking to chill out and explore western Sicily. The villa itself sleeps 8 but there is also an adjoining studio available to rent that can accommodate another couple.
Even larger groups have the option of also renting Villa Santa Maria next door.

I am glad this group enjoyed the books. We are a family of avid readers so the villa is extremely well stocked with books including children's books, that we have collected over the years. As Marcello is a keen cook, the colllection of cookery books is vast and the kitchen exceptionally well equipped for a holiday rental.
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business
Spacious child-friendly villa with private pool near the sea
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p416965
+44 (0)777 602 3049
Mazara del Vallo Trapani province
Issy-Les-Moulineaux
5

Merveilleux séjour à la Villa Santa Rosalia

  • 5 of 5
  • Submitted: Sep 4, 2013
  • Stayed: Jul 2013
Nous y avons séjourné à deux familles dont 3 enfants en bas age (4 à 7 ans). C'etait l'endroit idéal pour nous, car la maison est grande, avec une décoration personnelle et de gout, qui nous fait vite nous sentir chez nous. La piscine est parfaite en taille, comme en profondeur (on a pied sur tout le pourtour, ce qui super avec les enfants). Du coup, les enfants ne voulaient plus sortir ... ce qui est bien dommage car la maison est proche de l'accès autoroutier pour rayonner aux environs (compter quand même 1h30 pour Agrigente et Palerme, 45 minutes pour Ségeste, 30 minutes pour Marsala et ses environs qui sont très sympas). Nous conseillerions de privilégier la cote ouest pour les visites depuis la maison sans manquer une promenade à Sélinunte (20 minutes). Mazara del Vallo même ne présente pas grand intérêt mais c'est mignon pour une promenade en fin d'après-midi. Les conseils de Caroline et Nanette sont parfaits pour aller à l'essentiel. Il y a des petits jouets pour piscine. La climatisation fonctionne parfaitement. Le seul bémol, le lave-vaisselle qui ne lave pas grand chose (mais nous étions prévenus ...). Bref, nous recommandons vivement la villa !
Owner's Response: I agree with Isabelle that Santa Rosalia is ideal for families with children so with this in mind we have supplied toys for the pool and children's books.
We also supply equipment for babies and toddlers such as cots and high chairs.
The pool is fenced and as Isabelle says, is not very deep even at the deep end.
When guests arrive, the children usually head straight for the pool and I know it can be very hard to drag them out. However at Santa Rosalia, the pool is close to and visible from the villa and the dining terrace so guests can relax under the pergola while keeping an eye on the children in the pool.
business
Spacious child-friendly villa with private pool near the sea
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p416965
+44 (0)777 602 3049
Mazara del Vallo Trapani province
Versailles
5

A great relaxing stay

  • 5 of 5
  • Submitted: Aug 29, 2013
  • Stayed: Aug 2013
We spent 3 wonderful weeks at the Villa. Despite our late arrival due to a luggage problem, we were warmly welcomed by Nanette who showed us around and had arranged a cold meal for us. We appreciated finding everything to start our stay in good conditions, as we could go shopping only the day after. We found the house even bigger than on the pictures. It's very comfortable, nothing's missing inside to our opinion.
The garden is beautiful and well kept. So is the pool. Our kids had a lot of fun there.
We highly recommend this villa. Many thanks to Nanette and Silvio for being so nice and helpful during our stay.
Owner's Response: This French family paid us the compliment of choosing to stay for three weeks and judging from this review and their comments in our guest book, they were not disappointed.
We often have guests arriving late at night and Nanette, who manages the villa, is always happy to do a grocery shop and organise a catered meal for them on arrival. She is a great asset as she takes very good care of our guests and provides any help they may need.

We have done a lot of work in the garden recently, planting more olive trees in the garden and filling the flowerbeds around the pool with daisies and lavender. Our gardener takes good care of the very large garden and keeps the pool clean to a very high standard.
We have furnished the house with families in mind. We often stay there ourselves with our own extended family and so we are well aware of what it takes to make a holiday villa comfortable for guests of all ages.
business
Spacious child-friendly villa with private pool near the sea
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p416965
+44 (0)777 602 3049
Mazara del Vallo Trapani province
5

Outstanding

  • 5 of 5
  • Submitted: Aug 8, 2013
  • Stayed: Jul 2013
Even better than it looks in the photos.
Owner's Response: So glad that this family from Norway enjoyed staying at Santa Rosalia.
It is true that both the villa and grounds are larger than can be seen in the pictures on the website. I must now take better photos to do Santa Rosalia justice.
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Map

Nearest Airport
100 Kilometres
Palermo
Nearest Ferry
3 Kilometres
Mazara
Nearest Train
3 Kilometres
Mazara
Nearest Motorway
2 Kilometres
Mazara-Palermo
Nearest Beach
3 Kilometres
San Vito, Mazara
Nearest Barpub
3 Kilometres
various
Nearest Restaurant
3 Kilometres
Il Pescatore
Car: necessary

Villa Santa Rosalia is in the heart of the country in Western Sicily and the only noise you will hear is birdsong. The landscape is one of vineyards and olive groves, which stretch out as far as the eye can see to gently rolling hills in the distance. However the house is not isolated as Villa Santa Maria is next door and other neighbours are within walking distance. The nearest town, Mazara del Vallo, Italy's most famous fishing port, is only three miles away. The villa is just two miles from a small beach and five miles from the splendid Tonnarella beach. Santa Rosalia is an ideal base for visiting Selinunte, Segesta, Mozia and Erice. Access to the motorway to Palermo and its airport is 5 minutes away while the drive to the airport takes under an hour. Ryanair runs daily direct flights to Trapani (a 40 minute drive away) or Palermo and back, Easyjet flies to Palermo in summer, while Alitalia flies London Palermo and back via Rome or Milan throughout the year.

Other Activities: kitesurfing, windsurfing

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Availability & Rates

Mazara del Vallo Villa Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Minimum Stay
 
Mid-season
Mar 29 2014 - Apr 18 2014
Changeover Day: Saturday
£300
£325
Fri,Sat,Sun
£1,900
3 nights
 
 
Easter
Apr 19 2014 - Apr 25 2014
Changeover Day: Saturday
£2,100
7 nights
 
 
Mid-season
Apr 26 2014 - May 2 2014
Changeover Day: Saturday
£300
£325
Fri,Sat,Sun
£1,900
3 nights
 
 
Early summer
May 3 2014 - Jun 13 2014
Changeover Day: Saturday
£2,100
7 nights
 
 
High season
Jun 14 2014 - Jul 18 2014
Changeover Day: Saturday
£2,300
7 nights
 
 
Peak season
Jul 19 2014 - Aug 29 2014
Changeover Day: Saturday
£2,500
7 nights
 
 
High season
Aug 30 2014 - Sep 26 2014
Changeover Day: Saturday
£2,300
7 nights
 
 
Late summer
Sep 27 2014 - Oct 31 2014
Changeover Day: Saturday
£2,100
7 nights
 
 
Low season
Nov 1 2014 - Dec 19 2014
£300
£1,900
3 nights
 
 
Christmas & New Year
Dec 20 2014 - Jan 2 2015
£350
£2,200
3 nights
 
 
Low season
Jan 3 2015 - Apr 3 2015
£325
£1,900
3 nights
 

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit £300.00
Notes The villa is ideal for 8 people but. 2 extra beds can be supplied for a charge of £100 each per week. Alternatively guests may rent the adjoining ground floor studio with sofa bed for 2 people for a charge of £300 per week.
Groups of more than 10 people may like to rent the ground floor of Santa Maria in addition
(property 6995), which sleeps 6. Downpayment is 30% of total rent on booking.

Cancellation Policy

Policy available by contacting owner when booking.
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Amenities

Mazara del Vallo Villa Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • villa (detached)
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 400 m²
Location Type:
  • Near The Ocean
  • Rural
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Family
General:
  • Hair Dryer
  • Firewood
  • Wireless Internet
  • Toilet Paper
  • Local Maps
  • Washing Machine
  • Linens Provided
  • Basic Soaps
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Towels Provided
  • Heating
  • Bottled Water
  • Filtered Water
  • Parking Off Street
  • Internet
  • Parking
  • Paper Towels
  • Laundry Soap
  • Activities Guide
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Sunbed
  • Iron & Board
  • Fireplace
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Living Room ...
Kitchen:
  • Dishwasher
  • Toaster
  • Stove
  • Freezer
  • Coffee Maker
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Grill
  • Refrigerator
  • Microwave
  • Cooking Utensils
Dining:
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 10 people
Bathrooms:
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom1 - toilet , combination tub/shower , bidet
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower , bidet , brand new
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , combination tub/shower , bidet , enormous
  • The first bathroom is very spacious with a large semicircular bath and shower attachment. The washbasin is set in a wide marble top with plenty of space to put bathroom accessories. The second bathroom is brand new, decorated in spectacular aquamarine with exotic Tunisian tiles. There is a walk-in shower enclosure while a low wall divides the washbasin from the loo and bidet. The third bathroom on the ground floor is very big and elegant, decorated in Carrara marble wirh a very large bath tub. All three bathrooms are light and airy with windows onto the garden. There are towel racks, soap dishes etc. in all three and all the shower units are brand new. The second bathroom has its own outside boiler, while hot water from the other two comes from the main boiler. We provide soap in all bathrooms and two hair dryers.
Bedrooms:
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen , 1 baby crib
    Bedroom 2 - 2 twin/ single , Can accommodate an extra bed
    Bedroom 3 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 4 - 2 twin/ single , Can accommodate an extra bed
    Bedroom 5 - 1 queen , 1 sleep sofa /futon , additional and rented separately
  • All bedrooms have been newly decorated, all but one with cast iron beds, and all with comfortable mattresses, bedside tables and reading lights. Three of the bedrooms have fitted wardrobes with plenty of space for clothes and personal belongings. The fourth, has a chest of drawers and a a clothes rack instead of a wardrobe. All the bedrooms are on the first floor and look out onto the garden and all are equipped with air conditioning. We can provide a child's cot if required.
Entertainment:
  • Stereo
  • Books for Kids
  • Books for Adults
  • Radio
  • CD Player
  • Audio Tape Player
  • Music Library
  • Television ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Toys ...
  • DVD Player ...
  • Books ...
Outside:
  • Barbecue
  • Beach Chairs
  • Patio
  • Beach Towels
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Terrace
  • Porch / Veranda ...
  • Bicycles ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • 10 garden chairs
  • 6 beach chairs
Suitability:
  • pets considered
  • wheelchair accessible ...
  • non smoking only
  • children welcome
Pool / Spa:
  • Private Pool ...
  • Outdoor Pool
Attractions:
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • churches
  • marina
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • horseback riding
  • paddle boating
  • bird watching
  • sight seeing
  • eco tourism
Local Services & Businesses:
  • hospital
  • medical services
  • groceries
  • ATM/bank
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • fishing
  • cycling
  • wind-surfing
  • tennis
  • swimming
Notes:
The house is accessed by its own road so that it does not share access with the villa next door. There are two entrances into the house, one into the sitting room and another into a hall which also leads into a separate apartment. This is usually empty, but may be used by a caretaker or the owner from time to time. The pergola in front of the house provides seating for 10. Both the kitchen and dining room seat 8. All bedrooms and the kitchen have air conditioning and there is mosquito netting on the bedroom windows. Electric fans are provided for the living areas and the ground floor is heated in wiinter by a wood fired stove. The villa has been redecorated and refurnished recently to a high standard in a mixture of country and ethnic styles. It is family friendly and especially suitable for small children. There is a gate on the stairs and we can provide cots, high chairs, baby bath & baby recliner. The swimming pool is fenced and can be viewed from the house.
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