Alvise Pucci di Benisichi
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Pool / Spa
Check-in: 4:00 PM
Check-out: 11:00 AM
100% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 7 days before arrival date.
Privacy and tranquility
The owner met us at the local Esso station and lead us up to the property which is located in an Olive Farm approx 2km from the main road. A car is a must if you stay here. The house has views of the mountains and sea . The owner was very helpful is resolving any issues we had . A very peaceful holiday ... great location for privacy as no other properties nearby . The plunge pool ( not heated ) is just the ticket after a hot day sightseeing. We found that Mosquitos can be a problem when the sun goes down . Overall - we really enjoyed our holiday thank you to the owner Avise 😄�
Perfectly located tranquillity
This was exactly the kind of property we hope to find when travelling: close enough to major sights but remote enough for tranquillity and beautiful surroundings. We regretted not being able to stay longer in this comfortable property with its lovely views of the sea, but our itinerary didn’t allow it. Nevertheless, we enjoyed a couple of meals outside by the small pool with a view overlooking the sea. The nearby town provides an authentic taste of Sicilian life, and Palermo and Cefalù are within easy distance for day trips. It was sad to leave this place and we hope to return again one day.
Everything Wass perfect
A wonderful little piece of Paradise
If you are looking for peace and quiet, great weather and privacy then look no further. Add in the incredible view of the mountains and coastline whilst sat on a hillside in a private and secure olive grove. Just perfect with fabulous sunsets.
The local shops and beautiful beach are both within a 5 - 10 drive (car essential) and larger towns are approximately 30 minutes away following the coastline in either direction.
The property has all the necessary essentials and the air conditioning is extremely efficient. It was very hot during our visit so it was much appreciated as was the large Jacuzzi.
Alvise is very helpful and met us in the local town at the end of our drive from the airport to take us to the cottage. He is available for any questions and extremely kind and respectful of privacy. The journey from the airport is almost one straight road all the way to the cottage and back and takes about 75 minutes.
The cottage provides a useful guidebook and maps and it seems Sicily offers plenty to see dependant on how adventurous the individual chooses to be. We chose to spend our time relaxing around the Jacuzzi, eating the wonderful fresh local produce, swimming in the warm sea and only venturing to two of the nearest larger towns for a wonder around. The trips to Mount Etna seem to run on Tuesdays so you would need to book if you don't want to make the drive.
Just a couple of things to remember - Sicily is a follower of the Mediterranean siesta culture, there is very little open or happening between 1.30 and 5pm locally so bear this in mind for restaurant bookings and shopping, although we believe the larger towns and supermarkets seem to remain open, and would also recommend bringing bottled water for your arrival especially during the hotter months.
We would thoroughly recommend Alvise's cottage to anyone and would very happily return if ever possible and would like to thank Alvise for his delightful and very thoughtful hospitality. Sicily is a truly beautiful place, so as a previous review mentioned - Don't hesitate - just book it!
Thank you S.
you have used wonderful words for my cottage and for Sicily.
Thank you again and see you soon
Beautiful comfortable little cottage in the middle of an olive grove with all you could need. So peaceful and beautiful but still close to amenities for all you could want . Bit cold for the pool in April but in the summer would be absolutely beautiful watching the sun set over the sea and the distant mountains. Perfect for families with young children or a quiet get away. Alvise was very welcoming and obliging. A great host! Really recommend Lascari beach, about 5km away, as a hidden gem out of season. Thankyou for a wonderful stay !!
Grazie E. per la tua ottima recensione e per le gentili parole nei miei confronti. Spero poter rivedere te e la tua famiglia nei prossimi anni.
Superbe host and house
This is about 10 minutes outside of town ( 20 minutes from Cefalu) in the middle of an olive grove. It was exactly what I was looking for, overlooking the ocean with the mountains on the other side. It was extremely quiet and peaceful. The host was attentive but very respectful of privacy. I would recommend it for anyone that wished to be in the country side but still close to a town.
Grazie per l'ottima recensione , spero tanto di poterla rivedere in Sicilia nei prossimi mesi o anni .
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(Text automatically translated) the rustic and 'close to Cefalu and Cefalu', are two countries renowned for fun and relaxation in summer and winter