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Large and historical villa on 5 acres between the sea coast and the mountain

Bedrooms 3
Space 1,614 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 5 - 6 nights


About the property

Direct access to the sea coast, 1 to 12 people with 5 bedrooms

This is a charming traditional historical villa in Sicily, on 6 acres on the protected Nature Reserve Monte Cofano. The House has been recently renovated and has 3 independent areas: The main area has a large living and a big fireplace, kitchen, 3 bedrooms and 2 bathrooms. There are also 2 separated studio apartments with 1 bedroom, 1 kitchenette and bathrooms. Old farms and villas with typical inner courtyards known as “baglio” are scattered across the area, testifying to its old agricultural roots. There is an ancient firewood furnace to make bread and cook traditional Sicilian meals. The entire house offers sea view. All the rooms have their own independent entrance. The geographical location of Baglio delle Gazze makes it an ideal starting point for day trips to numerous places of interest in western Sicily.

The City of Custonaci: A farming town of about 4,600 is located in the Trapani province; its territory comprises the Monte Sparagio, rising over 1,100m, where a lush area known as the Bosco di Giacalamaro has evolved. The town was founded in the late-1700s; it currently comprises several administrative divisions and an old centre developed on two orthogonal axes around the central Santuario della Madonna di Custonaci. The city economy primarily relies on the marble mining and processing. The Perlato di Sicilia, avorio venato and fiorito, libeccio antico and bottoncino marble types are worldwide famous. Endowed with a beautiful, unspoilt shore, Custonaci is an attractive destination for summer tourists. Particularly attractive are the seaside resorts of Cornino and Cala Buguto, the former being a lovely fishing village overshadowed by the Cofano Mount. From the coast, a trail facing the mount, winds its way past the 1500’s Torre di San Giovanni di Cofano and the Piana di Frassino-Tuono.

How to reach Baglio delle Gazze: I A29 Palermo-Trapani: leave the motorway at the Castellamare del Golfo exit. SS187 then following signs to Trapani and turn on SP16 to the city of Custonaci, then proceed in the direction of Baia di Cornino and once arrived at the sea-front of the bay turn right on the last battered road going through the mountain, Baglio delle Gazze is the last house on the left side of this battered road. Google Earth: 38° 05' 55' N // 12° 39' 49' E

Day Trips: Numerous walks, offering a various scenery, can be found along the coastline: the wide, sandy beach of San Vito, ‘Lo Zingaro' National Park , with its stunning bays of crystal-clear water, the amazing pinnacles of rock (Faraglioni) at Scopello, the Marsala Lagoon. In perfect harmony with this abundance of unspoilt nature there are traces of human life: the ancient tuna factories, salt works, water mills and old harbour sites, which are evidence of the strong ties with this rich and beautiful land. In no time a tall you can visit a host of unforgettable places. However, we will try to give you some advice about those places which are absolutely 'not to be missed'. Archaeological sites: Selinus the largest Greek colony in Western Sicily; Segesta is an Elima town with its Doric temple and magnificent theatre. The island of Mothia is one of the most important Phoenician towns; the medieval town of Erice. The archipelago of the Egadi Island is magnificent.

More Details

Property Manager
Aldo Grompone
Member since: 2008
Speaks: english, french, spanish, italian
Response time:
Within a few days
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
June 25, 2017

About Aldo Grompone

I'm 61 year old, italian citizen born in Uruguay. I have loved this wonderful paradise and I'm happy to share it with you.

Aldo Grompone purchased this house in 2001


Cornino House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Accommodation Type:
  • Guest House
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 1614 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • children welcome
Location Type:
  • Beach
  • Near The Ocean
  • Oceanfront
  • Rural
  • Waterfront
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Activities Guide
  • Basic Soaps
  • Bottled Water
  • Fireplace
  • Firewood
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Mosquito Magnet
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking
  • Security System
  • Telephone
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Water Cooler
  • Wireless Internet
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 12 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower , shower , bidet
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , combination tub/shower , shower , jetted tub , bidet , turkish bath on additional service
  • In the villa there is a place to relax with a turkish bath and a whirlpool tub in ceramic bas-relief made ??completely by hand by the owner, and it is inspired by ancient Arab baths Cefalà of Diana, a little town near Palermo. The pool by masonry with whirlpool is covered with ceramic has a seat inside, and has worked with two outlets for water and a large shower. The turkish bath can be used as an additional service or not, or only included as an extra large shower.
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen , 1 twin/ single , sea view
    Bedroom 3 - 1 queen , 1 twin/ single , 1 child bed , sea view
  • the beds are made ??in the old traditional Sicily style with the plates 'Trispa' read gods iron structures that support the boards. Above tables there are orthopedic mattresses and above a thin mattress to make all soft and comfortable the relaxation. there are latex pillows for the neck and goose feathers. The sheets are in cotton, but with an additional service you can choose shetts in pure Italian linen. The mattress covers are as piquet sicilian tradition. we also have portable beds for babies.
  • Audio Tape Player
  • Books
  • Books for Kids
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games for Kids
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Toys
  • Bicycles
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Unscreened Porch / Veranda
  • 6 garden chairs
  • 4 beach chairs
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Jacuzzi
Onsite Services:
  • Chauffeur
  • Housekeeper
  • bay/sound
  • caves
  • churches
  • live theater
  • museums
  • reefs
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • volcano
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • groceries
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • swimming
  • wind-surfing


5/5 -
(4 traveler reviews)

Large and historical villa on 5 acres between the sea coast and the mountain
average rating of 5.0 based on 4 reviews

Place beautiful and wide horizons.

  • 5 of 5

Sky, sea, palm trees, mountains and a long beach surround the house, decorated with furniture and objects of the Sicilian tradition. The rooms are comfortable and well equipped. Also in the kitchen there is everything you need. We spent a week's holiday with our friends and we were very good. A real cure

  • Submitted: Feb 6, 2017
  • Stayed: Dec 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear guests, thank you for your review. We hope to see you soon back again in the future. Greetings. Aldo Miguel
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Salt Lake City, Utah

Simply Magical

  • 5 of 5

The photos simply can't convey how beautiful the Villa is, as well as the gorgeous natural beauty that surrounds it. It exudes classic Sicilian charm in every single detail- everywhere your eye lands another unique, artistic, rustic, lovely detail. So utterly romantic, homey, quiet and relaxing. The home cooked meals prepared in that gorgeous kitchen and eaten watching those sunsets or snuggled up in front of that fireplace were the favorite of our entire Italian trip! We loved every single thing about our stay. We did have a few communication issues early on but Aldo was very hospitable and the housekeeper Teresa and her caretaker son Vincente were so welcoming and helpful despite our very poor Italian. Cornino was a sweet and sleepy town that made a great jumping off point for lots exploring nearby sites and villages. We also LOVED the cats that kept us company during our stay. Although the dirt road to the property was a little rugged and bumpy, our Fiat managed just fine. Don't miss out on a once in a lifetime opportunity to stay here. We feel so fortunate to have discovered this hidden gem. A magical experience we will never forget and will be forever grateful for the experience.

  • Submitted: Nov 7, 2016
  • Stayed: Feb 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Memorable holiday of a lifetime.

  • 5 of 5

Our family had a most fantastic holiday in this wonderful Villa Baglio delle Gazze last June.It was without doubt the best holiday we had ever spent abroad, and the kindness and help of the owners put the finishing touches to our holiday.We have never gone back to the same location for holidays, however this is the exception to the rule, as we have already arranged to back again to this wonderful Villa this year for 2 weeks and hopefully it will be our destination for many future years.My brother and his wife are also holidaying for the first time this year at Baglio delele Gazze. This charming villa has been beautifully restored with loving care and consideration given to every detail.It's location is fantistic with incredible views out over the sea and Monte Cofano mountain in the backround.It is just a short distance of approx. 100 metres to the sea,where swimming in beautiful clear warm waters is a must.The house itself is very spacious and the views from each room are amazing, and all bedrooms are very very comfortable.It is fully equipped with all of the neccessary conveniences for cooking,washing,drying etc.etc. It is just a short distance to the local villiage and we had dinner here several evenings sitting out and watching the sun set.Most evenings we ate out in the grounds of the villa which was incredibly peaceful, calm, and relaxing,enjoying the vistas out over the sea and mountain.

We have a 6 year son who lived in the water whilst there and also loved every moment of the holiday.I wouild strongly recommend Baglio delle Gazze for holidaying and can not wait to go back again this year.

  • Submitted: Apr 27, 2009
  • Stayed: Jun 2008
  • Source: HomeAway
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Kildare, Ireland

Fantastic Stay in Cornino, Sicily

  • 5 of 5

Stayed here last year with my wife for ten days in late July. An absolutely fantastic, rustic, authentic and atmospheric Sicilian farmhouse. Carefully renovated to ensure that original structure is maintaned in the original style. We stayed in bedroom 2, which was like an open plan studio.

Owners were very welcoming and present at the property from time to time and are more than happy to arrange outings to suit whatever tastes. We went on a fishing trip which was absolutely fantastic. Caught plenty of fish and ate with the owners upon return.

Location is incredible, beside a national park and only one hundred metres from the beach/sea. Swiming from the rocks in the clear turquoise sea was a great experience not to be missed as was sitting out at night with a glass of wine admiring the moonlight views of the sea and mountains side by side. Herb gardens throughout and a great fig tree on sight for fresh figs.

This was one of our most memorable holidays to date. I would highly recommend staying here. It is also within close proximity of many charming towns and villages.

If you would like a rustic, authentic and panoramic stay with endless sunshine during the summer months then this is the place for you. What a great place!!!!!

Dermott & Janice


  • Submitted: Apr 2, 2009
  • Stayed: Jul 2008
  • Source: HomeAway
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Hotel Capo San Vito
Nearest Airport
42 Kilometres
Trapani Birgi
Nearest Barpub
200 Metres
Nearest Ferry
90 Kilometres
Nearest Train
17 Kilometres
Nearest Motorway
17 Kilometres
Nearest Restaurant
1 Kilometres
Nearest Beach
180 Metres
Car: necessary

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Rates & Availability

Cornino House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Manager accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Rate 2
Jun 5 2017 - Jul 2 2017
5 night minimum stay
Rate 3
Jul 3 2017 - Sep 3 2017
6 night minimum stay
Rate 4
Sep 4 2017 - Sep 30 2017
6 night minimum stay
Rate 5
Oct 1 2017 - Dec 17 2017
5 night minimum stay
Dec 18 2017 - Jan 7 2018
6 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
5 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Fees No additional mandatory fees

Gas, electricity and water from the reservoir included. Cleaning at the entrance and exit included. Daily service of cleaning and laundry excluded and will be charged with 10 Euro per hour upon request or part of the hour of service.

Manager'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.
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