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Unique Luxury XVII Villa,50 metres far Beach, Near to Palermo Airport

Bedrooms 2
Space 861 sq. ft.
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 2 nights


About the property

Villa, 2 Bedrooms + Convertible bed(s), 1 Bath, (Sleeps 2-16)

Here at Casa Tuzzo we offer you a unique chance to experience the beautiful Gulf of Sicily. The house was Built on XVII Century. It is very charming and very well located. Our hospitality very generous

Balestrate is located less than an hour's drive from some of Sicily's premier tourist attractions. Some of the 'must-sees' of the island include Taormina, Catania, Palermo, Monreale, Scopello, Corleone, Mafia, and Cefalù with their impressive artistic heritage, Agrigento for its temples, Segesta and Agrigento, for its Greek theatre and temple, the beautifully preserved medieval stone city of Erice, the archaeological park of Selinunte, and the reservoir of Zingaro.

We will be happy to be not only an host but giving you daily tips and suggestions to enjoy at max your holiday in sicily, for example we have an old shepard which is coming time by time bringing fresh eggs and fresh ricotta cheese that you won't find in any shop as well we have a Friends who's going to fishing and the same day coming to us to bring the fresh fish at home and I'll be happy to share all those things with you and your Family.

further info: elettricity base on consuming 0.3 euro Kw/h, 50 euro cleaning fee

Balestrate is an excellent starting point for daytrips in the area in 1 hour

. Some examples of places of interest (including historic sites) that can be easily reached:

1. Segesta: a beautiful temple and an amphitheater on top of a hill, overlooking the Golfo di Castellammare

2. Erice, a medieval town 750 meters high upon a rocky mountain. Great views, nice town and famous for its marzipan and couscous

3. Marsala, the city itself (in the morning: visiting the market), its museums, the salt pans and Spanish windmills and the Island of Mozia with a nice (historic art) museum

4. Monreale, most beautiful Cathedral in the area (from the inside): magnificent mosaics and a nice cloister

5. Palermo: we'll show you the most beautiful road to this amazing city

6. Cefalù, a medieval coastal town with a nice beach.

7. Trapani: a nice harbor and storic center and a starting point for a trip to the island of Favignana

8. Gibelina and Gibellina nuova: A town destroyed by the 1968 earthquake and completely rebuilt throwing overboard all building regulations: you'll find here a great diversity in building styles and a lot of art

9. Castellammare del Golfo: a coastal town with a nice harbor.

10. Scopello: a nice place to have a drink, enjoy the local dish 'pani cunzatu' and visit the famous 'Tonnara'.

11. Nature reserve Lo Zingaro: take a nice walk in this beautiful area and enjoy the view of the Golfo di Castellammare

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Piero Tuzzo
Member since: 2010
Speaks: english, french, german, spanish, portuguese, russian, italian, dutch, swedish, czech, danish, norwegian, arabic, finnish, mandarin, Sicilian
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
February 24, 2018

About Piero Tuzzo

I am open mind person, very happy to have guest from over the world

Piero Tuzzo purchased this villa in 1910

Why Piero Tuzzo chose Castellammare

It is the oldest House of Palermo Sicily area: it was Built on 1681.

It is 50 metres far from beach shop restaurant bar Supermarket

What makes this villa unique

You can enjoy with our fantastic Hospitality.

Guestbook comments from the owner

The house was lovely and very central. Hospitality was very generous and kind. Beach was lovely and well looked after. Balestrate Village was really nice.People very friendly. Loved the fresh food in the supermarket, felt like an Italian Mama getting my fresh fuit and veg every day. Best peaches I have ever tasted. Sicily looked an interesting place I would like to explore more of. Amanda
Jun 2010
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Castellammare Villa Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • villa
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 861 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 10
  • pets considered
  • children welcome
  • smoking allowed
Location Type:
  • Beach View
  • Beachfront
  • Monument View
  • Mountain View
  • Ocean View
  • Water View
  • Waterfront
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Spa
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning
  • Broadband Access
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Dialup Access
  • Free Long Distance
  • Gas Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer
  • Telephone
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Wood Stove
  • Catering Available
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • 1
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • King size beds (1), Queen size Beds (1), Twin or Single Beds (2), Child Beds (1)
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Music Library
  • Pool Table ...
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Balcony ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • alternative lifestyle
  • wheelchair accessible ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Private Pool ...
Onsite Services:
  • Car Available
  • Chauffeur
  • Concierge
  • Massage
  • Private Chef
  • Staff
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • nude beach
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • luaus
  • miniature golf
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • shuffleboard
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • whale watching
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • golf privileges optional
  • hiking
  • hot air ballooning
  • hunting
  • ice skating
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • paragliding
  • parasailing
  • pier fishing
  • racquetball
  • rafting
  • rock climbing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • ski lift privileges
  • ski privileges optional
  • skiing
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • snowboarding
  • snowmobiling
  • sound/bay fishing
  • spelunking
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • whitewater rafting
  • wind-surfing
tips and advice about the area, list of restaurant where guests have discount, further info: elettricity base on consuming 0.3 euro Kw/h, 50 euro cleaning fee


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Unique Luxury XVII Villa,50 metres far Beach, Near to Palermo Airport
average rating of 4.576923 based on 31 reviews

Pain in the butt to get to get to the location!!

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I would like to start of by saying the villa was lovely. It was a lot smaller then we expected, but it was nice. Now I am going to list the issues with had with this location.

1) THIS LOCATION IS NOT IN PALERMO! IT IS NO WHERE NEAR PALERMO! To say this location is "near Palermo" is like saying San Francisco is near Los Angeles, San Antonio is near Dallas, Destin is near Orlando!! It is NOT near Palermo!!! The villa is in BALLASTRATE!!! This in about 2 hours outside of Palermo - it is NOT near Palermo!!

2) The villa owner did offer to pick us up at the airport for 90 euros. The bus and train is 6 euros round trip. We went with the cheaper option. The owner never said - the trains are not working and the buses only run when they want. This was never told to us even though I repeatedly stated we were taking the train and asked for specific information regarding the train. We arrived in to Palermo and discovered we had missed the 3pm bus - no biggie, we would just take the 6:30 bus. We get on the bus and take it up the coast. At a location, we change to a train and take it on in. The owner did pick us up and take us to the villa about 1 block and then drove us around the area. We did get a quick tour. We did not have wine and cheese waiting for us as others had stated.

3) We repeatedly asked for the cancellation policy. As of today, that has still not been supplied.

4) Outside of the front door is a bar. Ballestrate is a very small town and is not very busy, but for some reason they feel the need to have a bar that plays music till 2 or 3 in the morning. We arrived on Sunday - this was going on - we asked when will they quit. The owner was not sure but thought it was soon. It was not soon. There were 3 people in the place and the music rocked on till 3am!! Luckily the bar was closed on Monday and we were able to get a good night sleep that night.

5) Breakfast - there was place to get breakfast and it only served waffles and crepes. We walked down to a local hotel and they let us eat with them. If you are going to Ballestrate, I would recommend accommodation at the Grand Mariner Hotel.

6) The villa is not on the beach. We walked about 45 minutes to find the beach. It was nice. We did spend most of the day in that area.

7) Ballestrate is a very nice town. Just not a lot going on other then the bar that plays till 3am.

8) FYI - this place will not sleep 10 pp.

The villa was nice, but the owner only supplied the barest of information.

  • Submitted: Oct 3, 2016
  • Stayed: September 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Awesome first time experience in Balestrate

  • 5 of 5

We arrived in Balestrate at 23:30 but that was not a problem for Piero. He met us at the apartment and was very informative, friendly and spoke English very well. He provided some fresh fruit and a bottle of wine for us to enjoy and informed us that if we needed anything don't hesitate to call him. During our three nights we had no major problems with the place. It's a 5 minute walk from a beach covered with interesting rocks and a 15 minute walk from a beach with soft sand and a beautiful view of the mountains. The shower had plenty of hot water although it took a while to warm up. The pull out couch was pretty uncomfortable as well so if you have more than four someone is getting stuck with that. After the three days were up Piero let us check out late because we had a late flight and also organized a transport that exceeded all expectations for cheaper than the cost of a taxi. All in all I would happily come back to Balestrate based on this experience.

  • Submitted: Mar 23, 2016
  • Stayed: March 2016
  • Source: Vacation Rentals, from HomeAway
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Absolutly an Amazing House

  • 5 of 5

It is my second time that i travelled to Sicily and i spent my time in this Faboluous House. The apartment is XVII century, the oldest of Palermo Area. It is very charming and decorated in Klimt Style .100 metres far from sandy beach shop restaurant. SUPER ospitality of Piero and His staff.

I really reccomend it

  • Submitted: Jan 30, 2016
  • Stayed: January 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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wonderful sicily

  • 5 of 5

since we landed the scenario from the airplain was amazing as well the overall experience in Balestrate. The house is fully furnished and perfect located, close to the beach and the city center and the train station walking distance too. The owner Piero is always helpful and very kind offered us also a cooking class and giving tips & suggestions about places to visit nearby, higly appreciate.

we hope to visit Sicily again.

  • Submitted: Jul 31, 2015
  • Stayed: July 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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A splendid week in Sicily...

  • 4 of 5

A splendid week in Sicily, beetween Palermo and Trapani...near the Sea, Beach, archaeological sites

The town is still a place full of charm, eateries, local customs ... but so close to major cities to visit or very famous beaches (as Scopello, Cinisi, San Vito Lo Capo, etc.).

In minus of one hour, you can go to Trapani and rent a boat to visit Favignana, Levanzo and Marettimo or, in circa one hour, you arrive in Agrigento in the famous Valley of Temples.

It is easy to rent a car or a bycicle and there are many facilities to move from the airports to Balestrate.

Surely, we will came back there in the future!

  • Submitted: Jul 29, 2015
  • Stayed: June 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Wonderful sicily

  • 5 of 5

It was my second time in balestrate since i've enjoyed so much My first time. I went there the last week of may with a friend of mine. The house was adorable, clean and situated in a very good position. The house also had 2 small balconies from wich we can appreciate the wonderful beauty of sicilian sea. We found in the house a basket of fresh fruit AND a bottle of red sicilian wine.( we appreciate it so much!) I recommend everyone a stay in this beautiful land full of things to see ( segeste, selinunte, erice, palermo) and of enjojable Beaches and extraordinary restaurants where to eat seafood specialities without spending a fortune! Must have: a car. Possible to rent even on line in li logo( as pietro kindly suggested us) few days before the arrival!

  • Submitted: Jul 14, 2015
  • Stayed: May 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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"The Magic and Facinating Temple of Segesta"
Nearest Airport
40 Kilometres
palermo and trapani
Nearest Barpub
20 Metres
Bar of Balestrate
Nearest Ferry
300 Metres
balestrate station
Nearest Restaurant
50 Metres
Restaurant of Balestrate
Nearest Beach
50 Metres
balestrate beach
Nearest Point of Interest
Nearest Point of Interest
Nearest Point of Interest
Nearest Point of Interest
Nearest Point of Interest
Nearest Point of Interest
Nearest Point of Interest
Car: not necessary

Cinemas/Movie TheatersLive Theatre MuseumsHorses hoes Miniature golf Miniature golf

Miniature golf is also known as mini-golf, midget golf, goofy golf, crazy golf, pee-wee golf ,Putt-Putt golf.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $122.96
Pet Fee $61.48

Owner's Cancellation Policy

Please ask the owner or check their rental agreement when booking the property.

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