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The Villa of Sofia a few miles from Palermo

Bedrooms 3
Space 2,690 sq. ft.
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 0 - 7 nights


About the property

Private villa sleeps 8, with a terrace overlooking the sea just 150 meters from the sea

Overlooking the Gulf of Capo Zafferano, one of the most beautiful bays of Sicily, The Villa Sofia is located about 18 km from Palermo in a residential summer to 150 meters from the crystalline sea.

Immersed in a private, tree-lined garden of around 1000 sqm that surrounds the whole house, the Villa of Sofia is easily reachable: Porticello (a marina famous for its peach market), the Solunto Archaeological Site (one of the three Punic Cities in Sicily), Bagheria (the city of Painter Guttuso, where his collections of paintings are present), Cefalù.

Comfortably furnished and comfortably furnished, the Villa of Sofia consists of 3 bedrooms (2 doubles, 1 single), two bathrooms, living room with fireplace and double sofa bed, internal kitchen, outdoor kitchen with wood burning oven, porch with sea view , Outdoor spaces, barbecue area, private parking for 3 cars and garden of about 1000 sqm.

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Santa Flavia Villa Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • villa
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 2690 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM / Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • pets considered
  • Events Allowed
  • children welcome
  • smoking allowed
Location Type:
  • Beach
  • Near The Ocean
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning
  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Free Wifi
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • - toilet , shower , bidet
    - toilet , shower , bidet
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • - 1 double
    - 1 double
    - 1 double
  • There is also a sofa bed.
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Balcony
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Porch / Veranda
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Onsite Services:
  • Car Available
  • Chauffeur
  • Massage
  • Private Chef
  • Staff
  • churches
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • fishing
  • jet skiing
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • swimming
  • tennis


Wonderful! 4.8/5 -
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The Villa of Sofia a few miles from Palermo
average rating of 4.8461537 based on 41 reviews

Wonderful Christmas in Sicily

  • 5 of 5

Just returned from a ten day stay over Christmas in this lovely place. Our accommodation was wonderful - very comfortable, spotlessly clean and with good heating for the cooler nights. The owners had very thoughtfully placed Christmas lights and decorations all around creating a festive atmosphere. It also has a huge terrace looking directly to the sea and the views were stunning every day.

There were many things to see from there and the weather was sunny and bright every day with temperatures up to 17C so we walked a lot and visited nearby fishing villages, beaches, ancient sites and lovely cities and towns. Food was fantastic and we followed recommendations to excellent restaurants including one just down the road on arrival late at night and an outstanding meal at the Michelin star restaurant Ipuqi in Bagheria.

The family were very welcoming, helpful and kind to us and directions etc all very clear. We really had an excellent holiday.

  • Submitted: Dec 31, 2017
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Beautiful villa overlooking the sea

  • 4 of 5

We (2 couples) spent a wonderful week in November at Villa Sofia. Though the weather was changing from warm to cold and the days were short, we still thoroughly enjoyed the stay. The walk to the lighthouse is spectacular, and one day was warm enough for a swim in the sea, which is a short walk from the house. The villa has lots of outdoor space, but the indoor space is comfortable on chilly days. The lovely fishing village of Porticello is a short drive away, as well as the remarkable ruins of Solunto. Palermo, Monreale, and Cefalu are relatively close. Vincenzo and his sister Manola were very helpful and responsive. All in all, we had a very enjoyable week!

  • Submitted: Nov 17, 2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Comfortable villa with great amenities

  • 5 of 5

It was much bigger than it looked in the photos and was very comfortable. We loved the outdoor areas, particularly the outdoor kitchen and BBQ. The shops were easy to get to and the local walks were stunning!

  • Submitted: Mar 18, 2017
  • Stayed: February 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

We arrived at night. We got lost not following our directions. We called Vincenzo and he met us at an exit in Bagheria. We followed him to the villa. When we removed our luggage from the car he helped carry our luggage inside. The villa is gorgeous. Interior and exterior. The huge patio overlooks the Mediterranean with the majestic Sicialian Mountains on each side. The interior was beautiful with modern bathrooms and tastefully furnished bedrooms.

There is beach access. Jus ask Vincenzo.

Also in Bagheria there is a great bar, pastry shop and gelatoria called IL Bascio Bar. Very popular.

A car is a necessity.

We highly recommend this villa.

  • Submitted: Oct 18, 2015
  • Stayed: October 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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A Home in Sicily

  • 4 of 5

Myself and friends from Rome and Como spent a most enjoyable nine days at Villa Sofia. The owner is most gracious and accommodating. The house itself is very well appointed, especially the outdoor areas. In fact, other than sleeping, we spent the entire time outdoors enjoying the views and the convenience of the outdoor kitchen. The location is very good for those who want to see the area. Palermo is about 20 minutes away by car as is Monreale. Cefalu' is forty minutes east and the beautiful mountain town of Buoncastello is nearby as well. All in all, a great vacation at a lovely place with wonderful friends.

  • Submitted: Aug 15, 2015
  • Stayed: July 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Prachtig gelegen villa

  • 3 of 5

Prachtig gelegen inderdaad aan de baai met een tuin met verschillende terrassen. 's ochtend tot begin middag zon (ligging terrassen op 't oosten). Van binnen ruim plus nog eens buiten een extra keuken/bbq en douche. De 2e badkamer heeft helaas wel een hele kleine douche. Eettafel is klein (te klein voor 8 pers). De zitstoel en bank zijn helaas slecht (doorgezakt) en het licht op een paar plekken (eetgedeelte) is te fel/onaangenaam scherp dan wel bijna afwezig (keuken). Al met al wel een prima plek, waarbij de tekortkomingen gemakkelijk snel te verhelpen zijn.l

  • Submitted: Jan 15, 2018
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Member since: 2014
Speaks: english, spanish, italian
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
February 17, 2018


Nearest Airport
40 Kilometres
Nearest Ferry
25 Kilometres
Nearest Train
5 Kilometres
Santa Flavia
Nearest Motorway
8 Kilometres
Nearest Beach
150 Metres
Capo Zafferano
Car: recommended

Overlooking the Gulf of Capo Zafferano, one of the most beautiful bays of Sicily, The Villa Sofia is located about 18 km from Palermo in a residential summer to 150 meters from the crystalline sea.

Nestled in a private wooded garden of about 1000 square meters surrounding the entire house, the Villa Sofia are within easy reach: Porticello (marina resort famous for its market peaches), the Archaeological Site of Solunto (One of the three Punic present in City Sicily), Bagheria (the city of the painter Guttuso, where are his collections of paintings), Cefalu.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Stay tax $1.24 per night, per person. This amount will be due to the owner upon arrival. Does not apply to children under 10 years.


Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 7 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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