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2 terraces, beautiful view to the sea, mountains, surrounded of olive trees

Sleeps4
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms1
Space 753 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 5 nights

Overview

About the property

Near to the beach, sea view, panorama, 4 persons, romantic, wifi, landlive

The panoramic landhouse Casa Santo is situated about 900 metres away from the village Balestrate. Surrounded by olive and lemon trees. From the two terraces you have a magnificent view of the colourful landscape, mountain and the sea. It is about 1400 m to the nearest beach. Shops and restaurants are there in the village. This accommodation is suitable for both summer and winter - internet access - Separate entrance to the apartment through an external staircase.

If you have no car, we will take you to wholesale purchases.

Especially for our holiday guests we have prepared trip schedules with train or bus.

Day trips, for instance, to Palermo, Monreale, Cefalù, Segesta, Lo Zingaro, Trapani, Erice, Marsala, Selinunte, Agrigento.

More Details

Property Manager
Girolamo Mazzola
Member since: 2007
Speaks: english, french, german, spanish, italian
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
November 20, 2017

About Girolamo Mazzola

My name is Mimmo and I am the owner of Casa Scirocco . My wife and I live right next to Casa Scirocco and we are always there when you need something or if something is there for repairing . On the premises is also our stables . We have 2 horses , 4 very affectionate cats , a small dog , chickens and ducks . Our animals understand it very well , to ingratiate himself with our holiday guests . It makes me always a great pleasure to cook typical Sicilian dishes for our guests . I also offer on request at a cooking class .

Girolamo Mazzola purchased this house in 2000

Amenities

Partinico House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Building Type:
  • chateau / country house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 753 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Near The Ocean
  • Rural
Theme:
  • Budget
  • Family
General:
  • Air Conditioning
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Mosquito Magnet
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
Kitchen:
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king
    - 2 twin/ single , 1 child bed , 1 baby crib
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Toys
Outside:
  • Beach Chairs
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Porch / Veranda
  • Screen Porch / Veranda
  • Terrace
  • 4 garden chairs
  • 3 beach chairs
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Attractions:
  • churches
  • nude beach
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • horseback riding
  • scenic drives
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • hiking
  • paragliding
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing

Reviews

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2 terraces, beautiful view to the sea, mountains, surrounded of olive trees
average rating of 4.714286 based on 29 reviews
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Not quite as it seems...

  • 2 of 5

Looks are not everything and while this was a charmingly decorated apartment, in general ,some amenities were lacking.

The biggest problem was with heat and hot water for showering which were really only functioning well on our first and last days. During our stay the nights were quite cold and damp and without constant heating during the day as well the rooms never really got warm. We were using every blanket and our sweat clothes. Extra blankets were available in the closet although one had holes and all the bed linens were very shabby.

The second biggest problem is the fact that a neighboring property has a large and loud dog pack on premise that was a constant irritant at night: all night at odd hours until about 4am when the Rooster joined in. The nights were not restful and with mostly glass doors there is nothing to help shut out the barking and crowing.

As far as space, the two rooms and bath are big enough to squeeze in 4 adults but more comfortably fit two and perhaps a small child or teen. The bathroom was impressively tiled and very attractive but the shower space is so small that the plastic curtain sticks to one throughout any attempts to bathe. Good luck with water pressure and temperature. Also it might be better to pack your own towels as those provided are very thin and rough from being washed in hard water.

The kitchen stove had three working burners and an oven. Ample pots and pans and cutlery are provided as well as plates and glasses. Due to very hard water it seemed better to cook with bottled water from the small supermarket in town. Some of the pans have seen hard previous use and are best avoided.

The owners were pleasant enough but preoccupied with Easter celebrations at the time of our stay and admitted to having forgotten to inspect the unit prior to our stay. This after we mentioned the floors and bathroom had not been very clean when we arrived. (An investment of 1,20 euros at the market when we bought water seemed the best way to deal with it as we like a clean place.) We are sure they will be more aware next time.

There is pretty easy access to the superhighway and you can see quite a bit of the Island as long as you plan to take the train to Palermo; it is impossible to park near anything worth seeing there. Food is excellent and lunch out is the best value anywhere.

  • Submitted: Apr 17, 2012
  • Stayed: April 2012
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

Innere Ruhe im Angesicht des Meeres

  • 5 of 5

Unser Aufenthalt bei Herr Mazzola war phantastisch. Sein Anwesen liegt sehr schön in den Olivenhainen hinter der Küstenstadt Balestrate und ist ein perfekter Ausgangspunkt für Tagestrips, von denen man in dieser Gegend so einige machen kann, denn sehr viele schöne Orte, Strände, Regionen etc sind in kurzer Zeit zu erreichen. Außerdem bietet Balestrate alles Notwendige, um sich auf der Durchfahrt oder beim Aufenthalt dort für den Alltag zu rüsten. Die Wohnung an sich, bietet ausnahmslos alles was man braucht. Diese Gegebenheiten lassen sich sicherlich auch in anderen Wohnungen finden, doch das Bezeichnende für uns, und ohne viele Worte verlieren zu wollen, war ein wunderbares Klima in den "Casales Mazzola", und das in allen Facetten der Bedeutung dieses Wortes!

  • Submitted: Sep 26, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: Fewo Direkt, from HomeAway
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5

Einmal Balestrate, immer Balestrate

  • 5 of 5

Balestrate sollte nach langer, siebenmonatiger Camping-Fahrt durch Europa nur zum kurzfristigen "Winterquartier" werden, es wurde jedoch zu unserer viermonatigen Bleibe. Zweimal haben wir unsere geplante Weiterrreise-Route verworfen und den Aufenthalt bei der Familie Mazzola verlängert. Erst wohnten wir im Hausteil Nonna, wo wir die treffliche Einrichtung schätzten, aber auch den grossen Sitzplatz, den wir selbst im Winter hemdsärmelig geniessen konnten und bewunderten auch den liebevoll gepflegten Garten. Dann zogen wir um in die Ferienwohnung Scirocco im ersten Stock mit der wunderschönen Aussichtsterrasse aufs Meer und der gedeckten Veranda mit Blick in die Berge. Was wir auch sehr schätzten ist die ländliche Ruhe, die in diesem höher gelegenen Wohnquartier herrscht. Nur 15 Minuten dauert der Spaziergang hinunter ins Zentrum von Balestrate.

Jetzt ist es Ende März und noch immer sind wir hier und geniessen das kleine Paradies: Die üppige Landschaft, das angenehme Klima, das reizvolle Städtchen, die Freundlichkeit der Leute und auch die Haustiere (u.a. ein Hündchen und drei Katzen, die uns täglich einen Besuch abstatten). Vor allem aber sind es unsere Gastgeber, die wir ausserordentlich schätzen: Die herzliche süddeutsche Andrea und der auf seine sizilianische Heimat stolze Mimmo, (der auch ein makelloses Deutsch bzw. Schwäbisch spricht). Wen wundert’s, dass wir uns entschlossen haben, ab Oktober 2017 für die nächsten Jahre hierher zu ziehen? Wir brennen darauf, unserer Familie, unseren Freunden und Bekannten dieses Kleinod zu zeigen. Sie alle werden - davon sind wir überzeugt - zu Mazzola- und Balestrate-Fans werden. Es gibt viel zu entdecken und zu geniessen: Die gastlichen Restaurants (z.B. Rosa dei Venti) oder das farbige Angebot vieler Geschäfte mit sizilianischen Früchten und hiesigem Gemüse (z.B. bei Terra Nostra von Ignazio Barbaro). Aber es gibt auch den schönen, sanften Sandstrand. Balestrate kann aber auch Ausgangspunkt für die Entdeckung der geschichtsträchtigen Insel sein. Fragt Mimmo! Er kennt Sizilien und seine grosse Geschichte und gibt mit Freuden Empfehlungen an seine Gäste weiter. Palermo, die Hauptstadt Siziliens liegt nur 40 km entfernt.

Viel Vergnügen bei den ausserordentlich liebenswürdigen Mazzolas, viel Genuss in Balestrate und viele bezaubernde sizilianischen Entdeckungsfahrten und Wanderungen wünschen wir kommenden Gästen.

Hansueli und Margrit

  • Submitted: Mar 24, 2017
  • Stayed: November 2016
  • Source: Fewo Direkt, from HomeAway
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4

Entre plage et campagne

  • 4 of 5

Nous avons passé 10 jours dans cet appartement bien conçu, bien ventilé, agréable grâce à ses deux belles terrasses, tout à fait conforme aux photos. Seul regret: les aboiements incessants des chiens dans le voisinage, de jour comme de nuit. Chiens errants, chiens domestiques ? Mieux vaut être averti si l'on est sensible à ce genre de nuisance face auxquelles le propriétaire est impuissant...

La ville est à 15 minutes à pieds, la plage un peu plus (mais mieux vaut avoir une voiture). Notre séjour ayant eu lieu en septembre, nous avons évité la foule et y avons trouvé l'ambiance très agréable, des bars et restaurants sans prétention avec un rapport qualité/prix imbattable. De plus, Balestrate est très bien situé par rapport aux principaux lieux touristiques (Palerme à l'est, Trapani à l'ouest...)

  • Submitted: Sep 21, 2016
  • Stayed: September 2016
  • Source: Homelidays, from HomeAway
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5

UN PARADISO

  • 5 of 5

Così abbiamo chiamato la proprietà non appena siamo arrivati e non ci siamo assolutamente ricreduti dopo due bellissime settimane di vacanza. Immersa nel verde pur essendo vicinissima al centro abitato ed alla spiaggia, curata in ogni dettaglio sia all'esterno che all'interno, confortevole, accogliente, pulitissima ed in più in posizione strategica per tutte le mete più significative della zona. Da ultimo, ma sicuramente non meno importante, disponibilità, gentilezza, educazione e discrezione dei propietari, Girolamo ed Andrea, due persone squisite. Grazie per aver reso indimenticabile questa vacanza.

  • Submitted: Sep 1, 2016
  • Stayed: August 2016
  • Source: Homelidays, from HomeAway
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5

Hilfsbereit und fürsorglich....

  • 5 of 5

...so haben wir das Ehepaar Mazzola erlebt und das war ein Glück: ich habe mir bei Ankunft auf dem Flughafen in Palermo einen Fußbruch zugezogen. Die nächsten Tage waren wir mehrmals im Krankenhaus und im Reisebüro (vorzeitige Abreise, Buchung von Rollstuhl etc., um gut nachhause zu kommen) und wurden dabei von Herrn und Frau Mazzola ganz toll begleitet und unterstützt. Mit ein paar Brocken Italienisch kommt man da nicht weit und so war es ein Glück, dass wir in den Mazzolas zwei deutschsprechende und sehr nette Menschen kennenlernen durften. Vielen Dank!

  • Submitted: Aug 27, 2016
  • Stayed: July 2016
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Map

Nearest Airport
35 Kilometres
Palermo & Trapani
Nearest Barpub
1 Kilometres
Balestrate
Nearest Ferry
45 Kilometres
Palermo
Nearest Train
1.5 Kilometres
Balestrate
Nearest Motorway
3 Kilometres
Balestrate
Nearest Restaurant
1 Kilometres
Balestrate
Nearest Beach
1.5 Kilometres
Balestrate
Car: recommended

Balestrate, with its 7000 inhabitants, is a typical Sicilian seaside town. And it is located only 40 km west of Palermo in the middle of the famous Gulf of Castellammare. With the connectivity to the highway (highway exit 2 miles away) it is very convenient to get there by car. You can reach Balestrate from Palermo Airport and from Trapani Airport by highway. Distance to Palermo Airport is 25 km (no aircraft noise!) and Trapani Airport 50 km. Our venue is at the highway exit - so you don’t have to search for long time. No parking problems. Highway is free of cost.

The vibrant life pulsates in the streets of Balestrate. The bars offer the most delicious dolci, gelati and espressi. In the restaurants you can enjoy Sicilian cuisine, whether frutti di mare, pasta, pizza or meat and a vino di casa. If you enjoy cooking, you have the opportunity every day to buy fresh fish directly from the fishermen or fresh vegetables and fruits from the farmers. The friendliness and pleasant nature of its people make the tourists feel native. There is no mass tourism in Balestrate. With its location directly near sea and its marina, Balestrate offers optimum conditions for motor sports and fishing, and its long kilometres of fine sandy beaches with turquoise water invite you for surfing and diving. You can hire sun loungers and parasols on the beach, but there are also many open beaches. Art lovers visit churches and town squares at their own cost. The landscape around Balestrate is characterised by olive groves, wheat and vegetable fields, citrus groves and vineyards. Balestrate is very centrally located for visiting the various attractions whether by car, bus or train.

We have prepared trip schedules for our guests, indeed, to the most beautiful places here in north-western Sicily.

Palermo / Monreale 40 km, Trapani / Erice 45 km, Segesta 20 km, Lo Zingaro 25 km, Selinunte 50 km. You can also book organised day tours in Balestrate.

We arrange for your transfer to and from the airport - we would be glad to give you more detailed information.

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Rates & Availability

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Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Endreinigung.cleaning $47.16

Die Preise sind inklusive Gas, Wasser, Strom, Bettwäsche, Handtücher. Klimaanlage oder Zentralheizung Euro 70,00 pro Woche.
aircondition or heating Euro 70/week,
aria condizionata Euro 70/settimana,

Manager's Cancellation Policy

Please ask the manager or check their rental agreement when booking the property.

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