About the property
- Villa548 sq. ft.
- Half Baths0
- Minimum Stay3 - 7 nights
5 bedrooms, 4 bathrooms, sleeps 14
The villa has a private pool (5 meters large, 8 meters long, 1,63 meter deep)The Villa consists of 5 rooms (each with a private entrance) that are all furnished with a distinctive elegant simplicity, ideal for a relaxing holiday. 3 out 5 of the rooms have private bathroom, 2 rooms have to share 1 bathroom. 4 out 5 bedrooms have air conditioning. The rooms are 4 doubles and 1 quadruple. In 2 of the doubles it is possible to insert an extra single bed so that maximum accomodation of thr villa is 14 people The villa has at his disposal, a completely furnished kitchen an a gazebo (made of wood and wrought iron and glass completely closed) used as living room from where you can enjoy a beautiful view of the garden. It’s present, also an enormous barbecue corner with a very large oven for pizzas.
Cefalu: Cefalù is set on the northern coast, 75 kilometres east of Palermo, from which it is about forty-five minutes by car, a bit longer by train. Cefalù is a picturesque medieval fishing village that enjoys a splendid position between the sea and a rocky promontory (Rocca of Cefalù). Cefalù is a built on the site of an ancient Sican an Greek settlement. The town saw its maximum development under the Norman king Roger II, The town nowadays is divided in two parts an old part that is mainly for pedestrians and has many nice little boutiques, shops and restaurants, and a new modern part.
The old town centre is dominated by the cathedral. According to tradition the cathedral and the adjoining abbey and cloister, the building was erected after a vow made to the Holy Saviour by the King of Sicily, Roger II, after he escaped from a storm to land on the city beach. The building was started in 1131. Imposing and attractive, the cathedral is a synthesis of several cultures. It was built by Norman
Around Cefalu: round Cefalù, places of interest include the Sanctuary of Gibilmanna - a hillside pilgrimage destination-, the ruins of Greek Himera, the Natural Park of Madonie mountains and Castelbuono - a mountain medieval town about 25 kilometres from Cefalù famous for the castle once owned by the Ventimiglia family, feudal lords of several towns in the area-.
Finally, Cefalù is famous as touristic site also for its magnificent white sandy beaches. The main sandy beach is in front of Cefalù and it’s called “lungomare”. There, it’s possible to find many different lidos that offer sun beds and umbrellas, as well as public beaches where you can stay for free. Lungomare is mainly a tourist beach and is very safe and strongly recommended for families with children.
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- English, Italian
- Calendar last updated:
- May 13, 2018
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Check-in: 3:00 PM
Check-out: 11:00 AM
100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date. You must contact the owner directly to request cancellation.
dirty, many cooking stuff not clean, dishwasher enable to do a complete cycle, air conditionning able to cool from 3 or 4 in the morning when cool enough outside, dogs barking all night, one night and day, swimming pool not as the picture as surounding has been redone with wood and give a strong sens of poor DIY results.
Great Place. If you don't mind a sporty drive
Very nice, everything worked most of the time but not everything all of the time. A Sicilian experience. Clean, comfortable private enough with a beautiful view. Not for handicap people. A bit difficult to get luggage. Room set up is great and it was wonderful to have the bbq area, outdoor oven, grills and pool house with reed covered patio. nice to have clothes washing machine. Would definitely use again!
Dear Michael. Thanky you very much for your nice review. Hoping to see you again. Kindest Regards. Giovanni
Very peaceful property:beatiful sea view.
A very nice country house well equipped and confortable. The villa has 5 bed rooms. In 3 out of 5 bathroom is ensuite. We had most of our meals on the terrace. Great barbecue. In the larger one you can cook for 20 people: enormous. We involved us also as pizza maker in the external large oven set outdoor. The result was pretty good thanks to the help o Gianni (the manager of thr villa always avaible on our request to give us assistance). Cefalu is not far: 6 km. It is a bit overrcrowded but it's worthwhile going to the beach or walking in this pituresque small village in the eveing. Our children enjoyed very much the pool. The villa has several shaded area where you can repair from the sicilian sun. Sometimes . Thanks to God ac worked very well. I hope to come back again.
Spacious property with nice view
This property gave us and a fellow family lots of space to enjoy the Sicilian sun. The pool was great as was the view towards the surrounding hills and the sea. It was nice to experience a somewhat cooler climate than down the sea.
On the downside, it took us half an hour to drive up and down the hill to get fresh bread in the morning. The property is somewhat run-down with the odd gadget not working. The owner tried to fix everything though.
This is not a luxury property but I would recommend it to families looking for a good value vacation, if you are not looking for service in the immediate neighbourhood.
The villa is at 5,5 km from Cefalù. You reach the village driving very slowly in 10 minutes. The problem that Cefalù is a small of village full of people with car. So if you have to buy something you could spend 30 miutes because of the traffic and the difficulties to find a place where to park. The place is so crowded because it is beatiful and so a lot of people come to visit it. It is the only handikap of Cefalù: too many people wishing to visit it. Regards
A very relaxing holiday
Five of us stayed at Villa Giovanni for a week. The views from the terrace and the pool were the things we most appreciated. The living & dining areas are open and spacious. We ate most dinners in and found the kitchen to be just what we needed. Villa Gioavnni is located perfectly for day trips to Madonie Park and Palermo. We shopped for our dinner supplies in Cefalù, finding delightful produce, meat & fish markets. Gianni, the owner, was very helpful in giving us suggestions for site seeing. We are definitely recommending Villa Giovanni to friends for their travels next year!
Hello Gianni!! Many greetings from Tom.
Thank you very much Tom. I hope to see you again. Looking forward seeing you. Gianni
La maison était conforme à la prescription de l'annonce.
Très bonne accueil du propriétaire et des agents responsables de l'entretien de la maison. Excellente semaine.
Je vous conseille cette location en famille.
With refercence to this property, the location reported on website is uncorrect- Below latitudes and longitudes and a link with property exact location. long. 14.029925272843684 lat. 38.014954654316 Link to see exact location of villa: http://www.rentalsystems.com/Advert.aspx?ref=133055 Furthermore, we are at 6 km from Cefalù and at 10 km from Gilbimanna The villa is set 45 minutes from Palermo (75 km), at less than 25 minutes from Golf Club “Le Madonie” (16 km) , at 13 minutes away from Cefalù (5,5 km) and its magnificent sandy beaches and architectural beauties. Eolian Islands can be easily reached thanks to a daily hidrofoil race leaving from Cefalù harbour. Cefalù is set on the northern coast, 75 kilometres east of Palermo, from which it is about forty-five minutes by car, a bit longer by train. Cefalù is a picturesque medieval fishing village that enjoys a splendid position between the sea and a rocky promontory (Rocca of Cefalù).
Rates & Availability
Additional information about rental rates
The rental rate are all cost included. NO HIDDEN COST. Bedline, towels for tables, electricity, water etc. We arrange 2 tablet for diswasher and 2 rolls of toilet papers for bathroom.Further consumption must be ARRANGED BY YOU. On request we arrange towels (for face, body and for the sea/the pool). For towels you have to consider an extra cost of 10 euro for week for person. We are family friendly and we do not make pay children when it is possible. Do not hesitate to ask us: we try to help you in most of the cases.