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

Bedrooms 5
Space 3,121 sq. ft.
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 3 - 5 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 day
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
February 19, 2018

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 villa in 2001


Cornino Villa Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • villa
Accommodation Type:
  • Guest House
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 3121 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM / Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 12
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
Location Type:
  • Beach
  • Near The Ocean
  • Oceanfront
  • Rural
  • Waterfront
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Farm Holidays
  • Historic
  • Luxury
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Basic Soaps
  • Bottled Water
  • Broadband Access
  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Local Maps
  • Mosquito Magnet
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking
  • Security System
  • Thermos Bottle
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Water Cooler
  • Wireless Internet
  • 2 Ring Stove
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Kitchenette
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 12 people
  • 4 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower , bidet
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower , bidet
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , combination tub/shower , tub , jetted tub , bidet
    Bathroom 4 - toilet , combination tub/shower
  • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 12
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen , ADSL, wireless
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen , 1 twin/ single , Sea view, ADSL,wireless
    Bedroom 3 - 1 queen , 1 twin/ single , Sea view, ADSL,wireless
    Bedroom 4 - 1 queen , 1 twin/ single , Sea view, ADSL,wireless
    Bedroom 5 - 1 queen , Sea view, ADSL,wireless
  • Audio Tape Player
  • Books
  • Books for Kids
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games for Kids
  • Radio
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Toys
  • Beach Towels
  • Bicycles
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Patio
  • Terrace
  • 2 bicycles
  • 8 garden chairs
  • 4 beach chairs
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Jacuzzi
Onsite Services:
  • Car Available
  • 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
Away from it all: Properties in a quiet, rural and sea location, the property arrive just to the sea - This is a place to unwind and relax in to a natural reserve. Is also for a very romantic holidays: Properties suitable for a couple or a family or friends to enjoy a romantic break together.


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Large and historical villa on 5 acres between the sea coast and the mountain
average rating of 4.8333335 based on 6 reviews

Amazing house and place!!

  • 4 of 5

Really impressive place,much bigger than you can see on pictures.Has everything you need.Great space for kids outside.

Thanks Aldo for restaurants he gave,all perfect

And thanks Vicente for all his tryings;)

  • Submitted: Jan 10, 2018
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

I cannot say enough great things about this rental. I went with eight of my friends, and we had the most incredible week. Aldo was very attentive in setting up all the logistics, and the people who care for the house were so sweet and helpful. The property is situated on a GORGEOUS piece of land -- behind you is an incredible mountain that you can hike around, and in front of you is the pristine Bay of Custonaci. We had a great time swimming there every day, as well as visiting nearby sites. The villa has a great kitchen that we used for breakfast, lunch, and several dinners. Aldo recommended some truly delicious restaurants nearby, all of which were a total hit. Do yourself a favor and rent this house!!

  • Submitted: Oct 17, 2013
  • Stayed: July 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Sara, Thank you so much about your words. We have worked hard to make this villa a beautiful place to stay, so we appreciate very very much when someone has fun and we can share the emotions of living there and that can understand beauty and armony. Best greetings and hope to welcome you again in Baglio delle Gazze. Aldo
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Vacanza ideale: casa, mare, luoghi e cibo super!

  • 5 of 5

Quando siamo arrivati al Baglio delle Gazze, io, mio marito e mio figlio, abbiamo subito constatato che le foto viste sul sito corrispondevano pienamente alla realtà, e le spiagge attrezzate erano vicinissime. La casa perfettamente ristrutturata, l'arredamento antico, di ottimo gusto, la gentilezza della housekeeper, ci hanno fatto sentire immediatamente a nostro agio. Pur essendo alta stagione, la zona non è frequentata da turismo di massa e quindi poco cara, nel contempo, è strategica per fare gite di grande interesse: Palermo, Trapani, Erice, la riserva dello Zingaro, le saline, le isole Egadi...insomma la vacanza ideale per una famiglia ma anche un posto molto romantico per una coppia. Splendidi i tramonti sulla Baia del Cornino!

  • Submitted: Apr 5, 2012
  • Stayed: July 2011
  • Source: HomeAway
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Superbe maison au bord de la mer

  • 5 of 5

Je voudrais dire combien nous avons été heureux dans cette maison avec mes deux filles. Parfaitement refaite, la maison offre des chambres indépendantes décorées avec beaucoup de goût et une vue extraordinaire sur la mer. Elle se situe au bord d'une réserve naturelle. La position est idéale, l'accueil est admirable. Tout est propre et raffiné. Le propriétaire a tout fait pour rendre notre séjour agréable (cheval, bateau). Je conseille cette superbe maison à tous ceux qui voudraient découvrir la Sicile. Idéal pour ceux qui aiment la marche et la mer, pour les familles, avec des petits, et même des adolescents, ou pour un couple qui veut se retirer au bord de la mer. La beauté de cette maison est rare, notre souvenir inoubliable.

  • Submitted: Apr 1, 2012
  • Stayed: December 2011
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Cher Matthieu, Je vous remercier beaucoup pour les compliments! Aldo
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Lovely place... just the place to be!

  • 5 of 5

I came with some friend for the new year and I was amazed by this enchanting place. Aldo suggested us some nice restaurants and places to see and that's made the difference... Good food, good ambience, nice house, all ingredients for a wonderful vacation!!!

The house is so cozy and warm that we feel relaxed as soon as we got in.

I hope to come back again and enjoy again.

Thank you Aldo for this special stay!!!!

  • Submitted: Mar 31, 2012
  • Stayed: December 2011
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you very much Stefania. We hope to welcome you soon again in Sicily. Aldo
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Excellent location with Villa in front of the sea

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I stayed here in september 10th to 14th 2011. We are an American couple who had never visited Sicily before and our stay in Baglio delle Gazze was wonderful.


Beautiful house with traditional furniture

beach walking distance to your door

We cooked fantastic pizzas in the ancient furnace

walking distance to marvelous landscapes in a natural reserve!

sunset in front of you (one of the bests I ever seen)

very safe/secure

Lots included (espresso machine, dvd player, beach chairs and towels!)

English speaking housekeeper


Internet was down when we were there - but once again the housekeeper found a solution to this

Overall: I would recommend this property to couples with children. But this is also the most relaxing/romantic spot for a couple that can stay on the 2 separated romantic apartments. Housekeeper did everything in her power to make our vacation wonderful.

Recommended for: Girls Getaway, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic couples, honeymoons and even for wedding parties.

  • Submitted: Sep 19, 2011
  • Stayed: September 2011
  • Source: HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
42 Kilometres
Trapani Birgi
Nearest Ferry
90 Kilometres
Nearest Train
17 Kilometres
Nearest Motorway
17 Kilometres
Car: necessary

This is an untouched angle of paradise with a wonderful sea along the rocky coast in the protected reserve of Monte Cofano. The region is of a rare beauty with lovely little creeks and a beach and offers an ideal itinerary to practice trekking and mountain bike. It is very close to the Zingaro Reserve that is so praised by the tourists for the beautiful colours of the sea and the beaches. Besides, if you wish entertainment you could visit the cities of San Vito Lo Capo or Trapani or Palermo with its famous galleries, museums and its historical center.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Fees No additional mandatory fees

Gas, electricity and water of the reservoir included. Cleaning at entrance and exit included. Daily service of cleaning and laundry excluded and to be charged 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.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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