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Casa del Vento in San Cono, in the heart of the Madonie.

Sleeps5
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms1
Space 699 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 nights

Overview

About the property

An intimate residence in stone, in the lap of Sicily.

The house is owned by my family since its foundation at the end of the nineteenth century, divided into two autonomous and contiguous parts, in one of which we live (Francesco) and my partner Stefania. Surrounded by centuries-old olive groves and oak and oak oak woods, caressed by winds that mitigate the summer heat, it is the ideal place for those looking for a relaxing holiday in contact with nature, a simple, authentic and convivial hospitality. Excellent starting point for mountain hikes as well as for cool descents to the sea. My partner and I will be happy to share with you our knowledge of the territory, our passions and the fruits of our land. And, for the lovers of climbing, we are less than 30 minutes from the cliffs of Caltavuturo and Scalfani with hundreds of studded streets of different difficulties, a must for those who want to discover the "vertical" Sicily

We speak English and some French.

The house has been built and owned by my family since the late 1800's; it is divided into two autonomous and contiguous bodies: one of the two is our home: me (Francesco) and my partner Stefania live here all year round.

Caress by winds mitigating the summer heat, it is the ideal place for those looking for a relaxing holiday in touch with nature, with simple, authentic and convivial hospitality.

Excellent starting point for mountain hikes or to go swimming in the Mediterranean.

Me and Stefania will be happy to share with you, our passions and the fruits of our land. For those who love rock climbing, we are less than 30 mins driving from the cliff walls of Caltavuturo and Sclafani with hundreds of different grades, to real "heaven" for those looking for the "vertical side" of Sicily.

We speak English and a little French.

More Details

Owner
Francesco
Member since: 2017
Speaks: english, italian
Calendar last updated:
September 22, 2018

Amenities

Polizzi Generosa House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 699 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM / Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 5
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • smoking allowed
Location Type:
  • Mountain
  • Near The Ocean
  • Rural
  • Village
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Farm Holidays
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
Dining:
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • - toilet , shower , bidet
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 5
  • - 2 twin/ single
    - 1 queen
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • Television
Outside:
  • Balcony
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Attractions:
  • arboretum
  • autumn foliage
  • caves
  • churches
  • library
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
Leisure Activities:
  • eco tourism
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • mountaineering
  • skiing
  • swimming

Reviews

4.5/5 -
(2 traveler reviews)

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Casa del Vento in San Cono, in the heart of the Madonie.
average rating of 4.5 based on 2 reviews
4

Excellent location.

  • 4 of 5

Francesco and Stephanie were extremely nice and very helpful. Their English is good and they respond to texts and emails promptly. The directions to get to the property were very good and it was easy to find - Francesco was waiting for us on the corner! The property is an old Sicilian farmhouse which has been in the family for 5 generations. It is on 2 levels with original floor tiles on the upstairs landing. It is located in a quiet rural area below a road with nice views out, 13.5 kilometres from the hilltop town of Polizzia Generosa. There are some lovely hikes in the Parco Della Madonie. Francesco and Stephanie live next door and know all about the local area. The property has ample space for 2 people and there is a large tree shaded patio and parking area. Fresh drinking water is provided. The bathroom water is extremely hot! The cooking area was small. Francesco and Stephanie offer to cook meals at a charge. We were given a freshly made jar of delicious pasta sauce.

  • Submitted: Sep 16, 2018
  • Stayed: August 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Jennifer, thank you for your review! Just one thing to correct: we are 8 km from Polizzi Generosa instead of 13.5 ( this number refers to the begin of the national road which is a bit farer than Polizzi.Thank you, I hope you both are fine and to see you again at our place.. Cheers Francesco
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5

A wonderful experience in the enchanted mountains of Sicily

  • 5 of 5

With my family I spent two fantastic weeks in August in "Casa del Vento". Francesco and Stefania are two exceptional, attentive, kind and helpful guests. The house is spacious, pleasantly cool and functionally and nicely furnished: the best starting point for marvelous walks in the mountains or towards the magical places of ancient Sicily. We stayed very well and we warmly suggest everyone to take a relaxing stop in Casa del Vento.

  • Submitted: Aug 17, 2018
  • Stayed: July 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Map

Nearest Airport
90 Kilometres
Palermo
Nearest Barpub
8 Kilometres
Polizzi Generosa
Nearest Train
34 Kilometres
Termini Imerese
Nearest Motorway
10 Kilometres
A19 PA/CT
Nearest Restaurant
8 Kilometres
Polizzi Generosa
Nearest Ski
30 Kilometres
Piano Battaglia
Nearest Beach
25 Kilometres
Buonfornello
Car: necessary

The house is 500 meters above sea level, halfway between Scillato and the medieval village of Polizzi Generosa, full of squares and monuments that bear witness to the history of this part of Sicily, on the slopes of the "handle of the pan", characteristic geological formation from hence the name, in the Madonie Park. We are 30 minutes from the medieval and the seaside village of Cefalu, with its magnificent Arab-Norman cathedral. A few kilometers from the towns of Gangi, Petralia and Geraci Siculo (avvicendatisi in recent years as winners of the "Village of" villages). About twenty minutes from the main hiking trails leading to mountain peaks with breathtaking scenery through a nature with one of the richest biodiversity in Europe. And much more you'll discover if you decide to come and visit us!

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Rates & Availability

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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 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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