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The artist's house in the hills and the sea

Bedrooms 2
Space 1,076 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 4 nights


About the property

Apartment with panoramic kitchen in the hills 1 km from the sea

Once in Milianni, a handful of houses facing the Tyrrhenian Sea, a small road winds through the Tardara natural park and leads to our house (divided into a superior apartment and a lower apartment).

Nestled among the olive trees and the song of the cicadas, our property appears, whose large panoramic windows offer a unique spectacle. To it belongs the delicious outdoor kitchen surrounded by olive trees and oriented towards the Aeolian islands, which offers a splendid, relaxing panorama.

The house is fully equipped to accommodate up to five people with sheets, crockery, and everything you need for a comfortable and relaxing holiday.

The paintings and small works of Owner mosaic artist and create a unique atmosphere and is the measure of a true "art de vivre".

The property is only one kilometer from the sea (15 min walk) and only 15 km from the historic town of Cefalu '.

The entire villa is rented both that individual apartments; in both solutions' including access to and use of the garden. The announcement refers to the lower floor. If you wish to book the entire cottage, contact the owner


Machine required:

Since the last part of the road, (about 1 km) is a partly unpaved country lane, we recommend a high car from the ground like a Fiat Panda or any Station Wagon.

Wi-Fi connection:

Perfect for everyday use but unsuitable for streaming. If you need high volumes of consumption we recommend a private subscription.

Extra charges: check-in after 7p. m. : 50 euros

More Details

Giovanni Ballistreri
Member since: 2014
Speaks: english, french, italian
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
September 23, 2018


Province of Messina House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1076 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 5
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed ...
  • Pets considered ...
  • Smoking allowed
Location Type:
  • Beach
  • Mountain
  • Near The Ocean
  • Ocean View
  • Oceanfront
  • Rural
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wood Stove
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • - toilet , shower , bidet
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 5
  • - 1 queen
    - 1 queen
    - 1 twin/ single
  • Substitutes 1 crib for baby
  • Books
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Porch / Veranda
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • autumn foliage
  • bay/sound
  • caves
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • forests
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • disco club
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • jet skiing
  • mountain biking
  • paragliding
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • skiing
  • snorkeling
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing


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(11 traveler reviews)

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The artist's house in the hills and the sea
average rating of 4.181818 based on 11 reviews

A dream house hidden in the hills

  • 5 of 5

The Casa dell'Artista is a real dream house hidden away in the hills between the nature reserves of the Madonie and the Nebrodi. The house is surrounded by nature and gorgeous olive trees, it offers a splendid view of the Thyrrhenian Sea and the nearby hill towns. We spent a relaxing week in the beautifully decorated apartment in the middle of nature, but with all necessary amenities.

Everything was beautifully kept, clean and tidy: the two bedrooms, bathroom and spacious living/dining room with open plan kitchen - as well as the outdoor cooking area. The house is 10 minutes from the next little towns by car (Finale or Tusa) and several beaches. Within a radius of 30-40km you have many pretty hillside or coast towns, natural reserves, beaches, art trails etc.

My girlfriend and I highly recommend this very special house and the wild beauty it offers.

  • Submitted: May 31, 2018
  • Stayed: May 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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La maison de Giani est un paradis

  • 5 of 5

Emanuela et Giani sont d’une gentillesse et d’un naturel rafraîchissants. Leur maison est une petite perle bien cachée sur la colline avec une vue apaisante sur la mer. Beauté et volupté! Merci à vous deux et à une prochaine fois!

  • Submitted: Aug 29, 2018
  • Stayed: August 2018
  • Source: Abritel, from HomeAway
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Super Lage

  • 4 of 5

Das Haus liegt auf einem Hügel in einem kleinen Dorf. Die bekannte Stadt Cefalu ist lediglich 25 Auto-Minuten entfernt. Eine Autobahnauffahrt Richtung Messina oder Palermo ist in 10 Minuten erreichbar. Der Zug an der Küste fährt direkt nach Palermo, die Haltestelle ist 10 Minuten entfernt. Die Wohnung ist wie auf den Bildern. Wir haben uns wohlgefühlt.

  • Submitted: Aug 25, 2018
  • Stayed: August 2018
  • Source: Fewo Direkt, from HomeAway
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Ruhige Unterkunft mit traumhafter Aussicht

  • 4 of 5

Wir waren fast zwei Wochen mit kleinen Kindern dort. Es ist genau wie beschrieben, sehr holprige Anfahrt, einfache Ausstattung, aber alles vorhanden, was man so braucht.

Die Besitzer sind sehr hilfsbereit und gut zu erreichen, wenn man Nachfragen hat.

Wir hatten eine schöne Zeit, auch wenn das WLAN bescheiden war, aber man ist ja im Urlaub...

Alles in allem ein gutes Preisleistungsverhältnis.

  • Submitted: Aug 3, 2018
  • Stayed: July 2018
  • Source: Fewo Direkt, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: grazie Silk,per avere scelto la nostra casa,e per avere colto il vero spirito del natura è fantastica,ma bisogna sapersi adattare!!!
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Fantastisch für den, der die Natur liebt

  • 4 of 5

Schönes Haus mit guter Ausstattung und tausenderlei schöner Kunst des Besitzers Gianni Balestreri. Toller Blick aufs Meer, schöner Garten, extra Küche draußen. Und nicht teuer.

Was will der Sizilien Urlauber mehr.

Klaus Arnold

  • Submitted: May 31, 2018
  • Stayed: May 2018
  • Source: Fewo Direkt, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Klaus,I'm very happy that you enjoyed our home,and that you enjoyed its particularity and poetry
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Dépaysement total, un moment hors du temps!!

  • 4 of 5

Une vue incroyable, un calme reposant, une maison atypique au milieu des oliviers!

  • Submitted: Apr 22, 2018
  • Stayed: April 2018
  • Source: Abritel, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
70 Kilometres
Nearest Barpub
3 Kilometres
Finale Di Pollina
Nearest Ferry
15 Kilometres
Nearest Golf
15 Kilometres
Nearest Train
3 Kilometres
Nearest Motorway
3 Kilometres
Nearest Restaurant
3 Kilometres
Finale Di Pollina
Nearest Ski
50 Kilometres
Piano Battaglia
Nearest Beach
1 Kilometres
Car: necessary

Our house is located in the middle of the Natural Park of Tardara, and therefore is surrounded by nature, and close to the sea (1km). Its position, on the top of a hill, allows a panoramic view of the sea, the coast, the woods and the mountains around, and on the Aeolian islands.

In the immediate vicinity there are ancient villages rich in architecture and works of art such as Cefalù (15 km), a beautiful UNESCO-listed port village.

In Tusa (3km) is the Atelier sul Mare foundation, an innovative experiment in contemporary art that offers a unique symbiosis between art and the surrounding nature in a journey that will take you from the sea to the Nebrodi park.

At 10 km from the house are the Gole del Tiberio, enchanting natural caves inserted by UNESCO in its Geoparks Network.

A 30 minute drive, the beautiful Romanesque villages of the Madonie: Castelbuono, Polizzi Generosa, Gangi, Petralia etc ..

The stone, pebble and sand beaches overlook the Tyrrhenian sea, with its blue waters, facing the Aeolian islands. The ferry to the islands can be taken in Cefalù or Milazzo (40 km), and visiting them is truly a wonderful experience, they are all of volcanic origin, some volcanoes are in activity. Etna is about 100 km of good motorway, and anyway from our house every side of the island can be reached in about 2 hours by highway. So it will be easy to get to Syracuse, to the south, to Taormina, to the east, to Trapani, to the west, to Agrigento with its extraordinary Greek temples, to the beautiful Palermo with its treasures ......


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Fees No additional mandatory fees

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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