HISTORIC LUXURY VILLA WITH PRIVATE POOL AND TENNIS COURT NEAR THE SEA

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Sleeps8
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms3
Half Baths1
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights

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HISTORIC LUXURY VILLA WITH PRIVATE POOL AND TENNIS COURT NEAR THE SEA

Mazara del Vallo Villa Rental Photos and Description

Ground floor with 3 bedrooms and 3 bathrooms sleeps 6 to 8 .

Villa Santa Maria is a historic 17th century Sicilian farmhouse with its own private swimming pool and tennis court. This unique castellated building is flanked by circular towers on each side. We rent out the beautifully decorated ground floor, which is extremely spacious and can sleep up to 8 people. Guests can relax in the pool for their exclusive use or enjoy the surrounding exotic Mediterranean garden from the shade of an ancient olive tree. The pool measures 12 x 6 metres, has steps into the shallow end and is lined with mosaic. When the temperature drops the tennis court flanked by formal gardens in front of the villa provides fun for all the family. Three acres of grounds bordered by cypress and Mediterranean pines also include olive groves and a 16th century watch tower.

The ground floor is completely private and comes with its own magical Sicilian walled citrus garden.

The accommodation is extremely spacious and includes a library and separate television room

Santa Maria: You enter Santa Maria through a beautiful driveway lined with date palms and bougainvillea. A massive door leads into a pretty courtyard with porticoes and statuary and a marble well in the centre. The whole villa is an oasis of peace and quiet, shaded by lofty palms, cypress trees and pines. The spacious ground floor, recently restored to a high standard of luxury, is completely private. the dining room with fireplace opens onto a walled garden with 100 citrus trees, a splashing fountain that attracts a wide variety of birds and a paved terrace where guests can dine under the orange and lemon trees. The private swimming pool is set in a Mediterranean garden lovingly planted by the present owners. Bougainvillea, oleander, frangipani, datura, jasmine, hibiscus and lavender are just some of the plants that flower through the summer months.

The co-owners of the property, (English speaking) who live on the top floor of the villa, are available for help and advice. The entrance to their apartment is from the main courtyard and separate from the ground floor.

If you would like to find out more about Santa Maria, you may read 'Casa Nostra, A Home in Sicily' by Caroline Seller Manzo. Published in the US by Harper Collins, it can be ordered online. Please email Caroline for further details.

Mazara del Vallo: Mazara,Italy’s major fishing port, has a charming promenade lined with palm trees 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 housed in a dedicated museum.

Mazara offers a wide range of shops and excellent restaurants, where you can savour the freshest seafood and fish, not to mention the delights of Sicilian traditional fare from fish couscous to the mouth-watering delicacies of cassata and cannoli.

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.

The famous nature reserve of the Zingaro is an added attraction. For more information and photos of the surroundings to the villa, do email us for our website address.

Sightseeing: The ancient Greek city of Selinunte overlooking 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 theatre. In 20 minutes you can reach Marsala famous for wine, and don't miss the Punic Ship on display at the museum. Just beyond Marsala is the lagoon with its saltpans and windmills. Visit the fascinating island of Mozia, once a Phoenician colony, and see the Punic remains, the museum and the beautiful Greek statue of a young boy. 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 Egades islands. The exotic capital, Palermo, and the Vale of Temples, Agrigento are easy day trips.

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Details for Villa Santa Maria 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8, 3 Bathrooms, 1 Half Bathrooms

Santa Maria is a 17th century fortified Sicilian farmhouse with high walls, castellation and towers to keep out brigands. Surrounded by vineyards, this romantic castle-like villa has 3 acres of gardens with an abundance of Mediterranean plants - olive trees, pines, cypress trees, bougainvillea, jasmine and date palms. Cool off around the stunning pool for the exclusive use of guests, set in its own exotic garden with a gazebo. The hard tennis court in the grounds will provide fun for the whole family when the temperature drops. We let the ground floor, which is very spacious and beautifully decorated. The co-owners and caretakers live on the upper floor. With independent access through the courtyard, the ground floor is completely private and has its own magical walled garden. Close to sandy beaches and just two miles from the fishing port of Mazara del Vallo, the villa is within easy reach of major attractions from the medieval town of Erice to the temples of Segesta and Selinunte.
Suitability:
  • wheelchair accessible
  • non smoking only
  • children welcome
  • pets considered
  • suitable for elderly or infirm

Caroline

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Speaks english, italian, portuguese, spanish
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Sleeps8
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms3
Half Baths1
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights

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Historic luxury villa with private pool and tennis court near the sea
average rating of 4.875 based on 27 reviews
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Historic luxury villa with private pool and tennis court near the sea
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p6995
+44 (0)777 602 3049
Mazara del Vallo Trapani province
5

Lovely Sicilian Oasis

  • 5 of 5
  • Submitted: Jul 31, 2012
  • Stayed: Jul 2012
We returned last night from a glorious week in your wonderful villa. We all wrote our thoughts in the guest book, but I wanted to be sure that you knew just how much our two families cherished our stay. The photographs of Santa Maria on the web site are great, but the actual experience of staying there was even more magical. We had spent a wonderful but hectic week in Rome prior, and Sicily and Santa Maria were a perfect respite from city life.

We especially appreciated your thorough directions and advice in the pre-arrival documents as well as the "Villa Bible", which was indispensable. We managed to take trips to Selinunte, Eraclea Minoa (our favorite beach by far), Segesta, and Agrigento all in one week. The layout of the house suited our group so perfectly -- the common rooms truly provided boisterous family meal time and the bedrooms afforded perfect privacy. The weather turned quite hot (100 Fahrenheit most days), so the pool was a lifesaver. We are all avid cooks, and the kitchen allowed us to take advantage of the local produce and fish. And as a designer and artist, I wanted to add just how much I admired your choices of color and interior decor throughout the house. And we all had fun perusing and admiring your fantastic library!

Please thank Nanette for us, too. She was very open and helpful.

Signed,
Anna
Los Angeles, California, USA
Owner's Response: Anna and her family had come all the way from California to stay at Santa Maria,
so it is very gratifying to know that our villa exceeded their expectations.
I was pleased to hear that this group of guests were keen on exploring and managed to see so many of Sicily’s beautiful Greek temples and lovely beaches in one week. They even discovered a wonderful restaurant that we didn't know about and which I will certainly recommend to future guests.
Many of our guests comment on the layout and colour schemes at Santa Maria.
The large rooms and thick walls are typical of a traditional Sicilian farmhouse, locally known as a “baglio”. Originally the ground floor of Santa Maria was used for storage of grain.
Then Marcello’s grandfather, who bought it over a hundred years ago, converted it into a family residence, opening up granary stores into living spaces. However some parts were left as storage facilities.
When Marcello and I renovated the ground floor in 1999, we were determined to keep the living area as Marcello’s grandfather had designed it. We had to make some changes to the remaining storage rooms to accommodate bedrooms and bathrooms. This is where my would-be interior designer ambition came into play. It was fun painting the house in a myriad of colours, actually against the advice of my architect, brother-in-law, who would have liked to see it covered in celibate monastic white. But I think my passion for colour paid off. Well most of our guests seem to like it anyway.
Yes, the rooms are large and whenever we go and stay there, I revel in the sheer space, not to mention the privacy it affords. I am someone who needs to get away and be on my own from time to time, and this is why I love being at Santa Maria. There are separate rooms for watching television, reading in the library, eating and socialising, not to mention the gardens - orange grove, swimming pool garden and the formal gardens in front of the villa.
From the photographs Anna, sent me I can see that she, her friends and family are enthusiastic and accomplished cooks. The kitchen at Santa Maria is extremely well equipped so I'm sure they will have appreciated that.
All in all, Santa Maria is a wonderful base from which to explore Western Sicily, but also to enjoy the company of friends, and at the same time to get away from it all, read and relax.
It is just great to have a review from guests from the United States and I hope this will encourage more of you to come and visit.
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Historic luxury villa with private pool and tennis court near the sea
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p6995
+44 (0)777 602 3049
Mazara del Vallo Trapani province
5

A Special Gem

  • 5 of 5
  • Submitted: Oct 4, 2013
  • Stayed: Sep 2013
Santa Maria is a special gem. Arriving with high expectations, we were never disappointed. The written and graphic presentation are so complete, and the other reviews so properly effusive, that it is difficult to avoid repetition.

We would emphasize the level of comfort afforded by the Manzos’ personal tastes and furnishings provided throughout. What a remarkable change from the spartan, impersonal environments so frequently encountered in rental properties. Several of us commented that staying at historic Santa Maria today made us feel rather like characters out of Il Gattopardo. Further, we were made to feel welcome by both Manzo families like guests in an old friend’s home. And we particularly appreciated the lengthy written comments and suggestions furnished about the villa, the community, shopping, local food and restaurants, and Sicily in general.

Searching for a negative: while the oldest sections of Mazara around the harbor and cathedral are quite interesting, we found the preponderance of the downtown visually unappealing and tricky to navigate. It is quite a maze. On the other hand, seeking aid on a Saturday evening after becoming semi-lost downtown with a malfunctioning rental car, two men approached at random and gave extremely generously of their time to identify and rectify the problem.

Don’t miss the cathedral interior or the nearby ancient statue of the Satyr, finely displayed in the small museum designed by Silvio Manzo who, with his wife Nanette, lives on the villa’s upper floor. We especially thank them for their unfailing hospitality.

Dale & Peter Coxe, Ketchum, Idaho
Owner's Response: This family from Idaho have been very appreciative about their experience at Santa Maria.
They are Italophiles of long standing and had already been to Sicily nine years previously.
We had the pleasure of meeting them during their stay and were delighted with their enthusiasm for Sicily and especially for the atmosphere at Santa Maria. With its castle-like aspect and medieval origins, Santa Maria attracts guests with interest in history and architecture, while offering all the comforts of the ideal holiday villa.
We hope this family will return.
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Historic luxury villa with private pool and tennis court near the sea
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p6995
+44 (0)777 602 3049
Mazara del Vallo Trapani province
5

More like a private castle than a villa

  • 5 of 5
  • Submitted: Oct 4, 2013
  • Stayed: Sep 2013
This was our first visit to Sicily but we had no problem finding our way to Santa Maria with Caroline's directions despite the thunderstorm on arrival! The accommodation is spacious and full of character, and each room has its own style. The grounds are enormous and it was a bonus to have the use of the pool and tennis court. Nanette was very helpful and cooked us a lovely meal on the first night. We were pleased to meet Silvio too. We enjoyed visits to Selinunte, Erice and Zingaro nature reserve, and a great meal at La Bettola to celebrate our 30th wedding anniversary. Our only regret was not to have stayed a bit longer. There is so much to see in Sicily and we hope to return another time.
Owner's Response: We were so pleased that this family chose Sicily and Santa Maria to celebrate a 30th wedding anniversary. We think early September is a perfect time to visit the island and of course there is so much to see in Western Sicily. In September you get the lovely weather minus the influx of tourists.
We are fortunate to have large grounds surrounding the villa and the additional bonus of a tennis court as well as the large swimming pool. Santa Maria is very well placed for visiting Selinunte, Erice and Lo Zingaro, all easy day trips. Local restaurants are all great and we have wonderful feedback from guests who have tried out La Bettola.
We do hope this family will decide to come back and stay at Santa Maria again.
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Historic luxury villa with private pool and tennis court near the sea
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p6995
+44 (0)777 602 3049
Mazara del Vallo Trapani province
5

A beautiful villa that feels like a loved home

  • 5 of 5
  • Submitted: Sep 6, 2013
  • Stayed: Aug 2013
We had a wonderful holiday at Villa Santa Maria. The house is set around a beautiful Italian courtyard, and is stylish and very spacious. It feels like a much-loved home rather than a standard holiday rental, and is very comfortable. The pool is large and set in beautiful, open grounds, next to a garden, and the tennis court is excellent.
Nearby Mazzara benefits from being off the tourist track. The people are warm and friendly, and we had some of the best meals of our lives in the local restaurants there. We particularly recommend Scopari near the Cathedral. The local ice cream is out of this world! Local beaches are lovely. We had the most wonderful holiday at Villa Santa Maria and will be sure to go there again.
Owner's Response: Our guests found that Santa Maria feels like a home because that is what it is.
The villa is over 300 years old and has been in Marcello's family since the early 1900s.
We as a family often stay there and his brother also lives in part of the villa.
We built the pool seven years ago and created a Mediterranean garden to go around it on what was originally a lemon tree plantation. We also renovated the abandoned tennis court. This was all done in time for out daughter's wedding in 2007, which we celebrated with drinks in the garden around the pool, dinner in the courtyard and dancing on the tennis court!
So Santa Maria is very much a family home.
I am glad our guests enjoyed eating at the local restaurants. Of course Sicilian food in general is excellent and you eat well almost everywhere on the island, but Mazara is famous for fish and seafood as it is the most important fishing port in Italy and many of the local restaurants make this their speciality. I agree with our guest that I have had some of the best meals in my life at Mazara's restaurants.
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Historic luxury villa with private pool and tennis court near the sea
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p6995
+44 (0)777 602 3049
Mazara del Vallo Trapani province
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Beautifully furnished character villa

  • 4 of 5
  • Submitted: Aug 21, 2013
  • Stayed: Aug 2013
The villa is unique - beautifully furnished with lovely pictures, ornaments and gorgeous marble floors. The pool is superb, surrounded by beautiful gardens full of Hibiscus, Oleander and Bougainvillea. The tennis court was also a big hit with the family - we played every day - the court is well shaded in the late afternoon. The area is very peaceful, and the old building so attractive and full of character. We found the local supermarket very well-stocked, and enjoyed BBQs in the citrus grove most evenings. Finding our way around the area was quite a challenge - not many English speakers and the area not really geared up for tourists. The beach that we visited was very disappointing - crowded and small, and the sea was very dirty. We were also charged huge amounts for sunbeds and umbrellas by rude and unhelpful people. When we tried to find a restaurant for an evening meal we were thwarted by the fact that most places were closed due to a festival, so we gave up and went back to the villa! We loved the villa and all it had to offer, but found the local area a little disappointing, although we did enjoy Selinunte. Would highly recommend the villa, and Nanette was very helpful!
Owner's Response: We are so glad this English family enjoyed their stay at Santa Maria. We also find that when we are there we spend as much time as possible at home in the gardens, by the pool or playing tennis in the cool of the evening.
There are various choices of beaches near Santa Maria. The nearest is quite small but there is a very large beach at Tonnarella, about six kilometres away on the other side of Mazara, which this family may not have discovered. Also when you visit the Greek temples at Selinunte you can go to the beach at the fishing village of Marinella, which is just below the ruins and has some really good trattorias. There are are many places to visit nearby apart from Selinunte. The ancient temple and Greek theatre of Segesta, the medieval hilltop town of Erice, the Punic island of Mozia, the Zingaro nature reserve and the famous beach of San Vito Lo Capo are all easy day trips, not to mention all the attractions of Palermo.
Mazara, the local town is famous all over Italy as a fishing port. We think that one of its charms is that, while it has a beautiful historical centre and good beaches, it is not a tourist trap. However it is also true that English is not widely spoken especially by older people.
We have always been treated well in local restaurants and we do provide a list of recommended eating places who know us and will always welcome any guests staying at Santa Maria, especially if you mention our names. It is very unusual to find restaurants closed in summer unless your visit coincides with the procession of Saint Vito, the town's patron saint, whose silver effigy is taken from the medieval church of San Michele to the tiny beachside chapel of San Vito and then on a boat out to sea. This is to commemorate his departure from Mazara, where he was born, for Rome where he was eventually martyred by the emperor Diocletian. It must have been very frustrating for our guests that this was the very night they were looking for a restaurant, as literally the whole town turns out to watch the procession and then party during the firework displays that follow. Next time I will make sure our guests are warned. They may even want to join in!
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Map

Nearest Airport
110 Kilometres
Palermo Airport _ Falcone Borsellino
Nearest Ferry
5 Kilometres
Mazara del Vallo
Nearest Train
5 Kilometres
Mazara del Vallo
Nearest Motorway
2 Kilometres
Motorway Mazara - Palermo
Nearest Beach
3 Kilometres
San Vito
Nearest Barpub
4 Kilometres
various
Nearest Restaurant
3 Kilometres
Il pescatore
Car: necessary

Santa Maria is in the heart of the country of western Sicily, so the only noise you will hear is birdsong, particularly the resident hoopoe bird. 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 villa is not isolated. There are neighbours within walking distance and the nearest town, Mazara del Vallo, is only three miles away. This country villa is also near lovely beaches such as Tonnarella and Marinella. Excellent for sightseeing, Santa maria is just a short drive away from some of the most fascinating sites in Sicily: the Greek temples of Selinunte and Segesta, the medieval hilltop town of Erice and the Punic island, Mozia, not to mention Palermo the maginifient capital of the island. Access to the motorway from Santa Maria is excellent and Palermo can be reached in just over an hour. Ryanair, Easyjet and Alitalia all run flights to Palermo or Trapani airports.

Other Activities: kite surf and 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
£325
£375
Fri,Sat,Sun
£2,200
3 nights
 
 
Easter
Apr 19 2014 - Apr 25 2014
Changeover Day: Saturday
£2,300
7 nights
 
 
Mid-season
Apr 26 2014 - May 2 2014
Changeover Day: Saturday
£325
£375
Fri,Sat,Sun
£2,200
3 nights
 
 
Early summer
May 3 2014 - Jun 13 2014
Changeover Day: Saturday
£2,400
7 nights
 
 
High season
Jun 14 2014 - Jul 18 2014
Changeover Day: Saturday
£2,700
7 nights
 
 
Peak season
Jul 19 2014 - Aug 29 2014
Changeover Day: Saturday
£3,000
7 nights
 
 
High season
Aug 30 2014 - Sep 26 2014
Changeover Day: Saturday
£2,700
7 nights
 
 
Late summer
Sep 27 2014 - Oct 31 2014
Changeover Day: Saturday
£2,400
7 nights
 
 
Low season
Nov 1 2014 - Dec 19 2014
Changeover Day: Saturday
£300
£2,000
3 nights
 
 
Christmas & New Year
Dec 20 2014 - Jan 2 2015
Changeover Day: Saturday
£350
£2,200
3 nights
 

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit £300.00
Notes The villa is ideal for 6 people but 2 more people can be accommodated on extra beds in the study or television room at the cost of £100 per person, per week. We can also supply 2 cots for infants without extra charge.

If the central heating system is used, there is an additional charge.
Use of a.c units hot or cold in the bedrooms is included in the rental rates.
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Amenities

Mazara del Vallo Villa Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • villa
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 300 m²
Location Type:
  • Rural
  • Near The Ocean
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Luxury
General:
  • Basic Soaps
  • Safe
  • Wireless Internet
  • Hair Dryer
  • Local Maps
  • Fireplace
  • Thermos Bottle
  • Parking Off Street
  • Laundry Soap
  • Washing Machine
  • Activities Guide
  • Bottled Water
  • Air Conditioning
  • Telephone
  • Internet
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Broadband Access
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Heating
  • Parking
  • Linens Provided
  • Firewood
  • Toilet Paper
  • Sunbed
  • Towels Provided
  • Iron & Board
  • Paper Towels
Kitchen:
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Freezer
  • Oven
  • Kitchenette
  • Mini Refrigerator
  • Cooking Utensils
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Toaster
  • Microwave
  • Pantry Items
  • Dishwasher
  • Grill
  • Coffee Maker
Dining:
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 8 people
Bathrooms:
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom - toilet , combination tub/shower , shower , bidet
    Bathroom - toilet , combination tub/shower , shower , bidet
    Bathroom - toilet
    Bathroom - toilet , shower
  • All the bathrooms are beautifully decorated with tiles or mosaic. The shower room and loo ensuite to the second bedroom is built into the base of a circular tower and is decorated throughout with blue mosaic. The wash basin is inside the bedroom itself. The bathroom for the master bedroom has a large free standing bath with hand shower as well as a walk-in shower. It is decorated in green and yellow with handmade Sicilian tiles. We also provide a folding baby bath that can be placed inside the main bath tub. The third bathroom next to the TV room is the most spectacular of all. Decorated in a Moroccan theme of contrasting deep blue and dark red, it has a huge built- in mosaic bath with both a hand shower unit and an overhead shower. All the shower units have large shower heads for added comfort. We provide soap in all the bathrooms and 2 hair dryers. We even provide hair straighteners. There is a small bathroom with wc and washbasin next to the sitting room and dining room.
Bedrooms:
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom - 1 king , 1 baby crib , en suite bathroom
    Bedroom - 1 king , 1 twin/ single , 1 baby crib , own bathroom
    Bedroom - 2 twin/ single , own bathroom
  • Two of the bedrooms are very spacious, both with views onto the orange grove and both with their own bathrooms, one ensuite. The third bedroom, which is in the oldest part of the house dating back to the 17th century, is smaller with windows placed high up. From it you can glimpse the row of date palms which line the drive. It is adjacent to the TV room and has its own exotic Moroccan bathroom. There are two extra beds and two cots available. The beds can be put either in the study or in the TV room. There is a charge of £50 per extra bed per week but we do not charge for use of the cots. The master bedroom has an additional single bed and room for a cot. The second bedroom also has room for a cot. All three bedrooms have air conditioning.
Entertainment:
  • Stereo
  • Audio Tape Player
  • Game Room
  • Games
  • DVD Player
  • Books for Adults
  • Books
  • Music Library
  • Radio
  • Games for Kids
  • Books for Kids
  • Television
  • Satellite / Cable
  • CD Player
Outside:
  • Small Cooler
  • Patio
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Terrace
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Beach Chairs
  • Barbecue
  • Beach Towels
  • Bicycles
  • Tennis Court
  • 8 garden chairs
  • 6 beach chairs
Suitability:
  • wheelchair accessible
  • non smoking only
  • children welcome
  • pets considered
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
Pool / Spa:
  • Private Pool
  • Outdoor Pool
Attractions:
  • winery tours
  • churches
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • ruins
Leisure Activities:
  • horseback riding
  • sight seeing
  • bird watching
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • ATM/bank
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • swimming
  • fishing
  • wind-surfing
  • cycling
  • tennis
Notes:
There is a well stocked library of English books and DVDs, including children's books - and games. The music centre in the living room has a collection of CDs. Sky cable television is available on flat screen tv in a dedicated room, decorated with a splendid 17th century arch. The tv room also has an extra fridge and mini-kitchen. There is a beautiful tiled fireplace in the dining-room which opens onto the walled orange grove. The main kitchen is extremely well equipped and is air conditioned for those hot Sicilian nights The pool, for exclusive use of guests, is in its own garden with a gazebo and mature olive trees. It measures 12 X 6 metres, is lined in white mosaic and has steps leading to the shallow end. It is surrounded by a large sunbathing area with deck chairs and sunbeds. The newly renovated tennis court in the grounds is available for guests and rackets and balls are provided. Optional cleaning and catering services are available.
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