5 BEDROOMS, 6 BEDS, WITH LARGE POOL (15X6 m) NEAR CEFALU '
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Pool / Spa
Max guests: 5 (sleeps up to 5 adults)
Minimum age of primary renter: 25
100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
Casa dei Granci was even better than the website pictures indicated - they must have been taken some time ago and the garden is much more beautiful now. The owner's notes could do with a bit of updating (there was no vegetable garden!) and the internet access was really inadequate but it was otherwise a fantastic location (albeit the access road was very steep) and a very comfortable and well-equipped house. We would love to stay there again.
We are glad that you found the house very comfortable and the garden more beautiful than it looks in the photos that we will definitely update. We are sorry for the wi fi connection that worked irregularly but it did not depend on our system but on a problem with the polizzi receiver which has now been solved. We hope to have you back as our guests.
Piero and Sandra
Wonderful holiday property
We stayed in this villa in September 2019. It is absolutely fantastic. Initially we were confused by the bedrooms and amount of beds. There are 5 bedrooms but we could only use 4. On the ground floor we had a small double room which is plenty big enough. The bathroom is adjacent to the room so is perfect. I assume the other room that was locked is the room with bunk beds. On the first floor there is a large double room with a bathroom adjacent which is also great. There is also another bedroom with a double sofa bed and a single bed with another bathroom adjacent which is also great . There is another room that is accessed either through the bedroom with the sofa bed in or via a small spiral staircase to the ground floor by the front door just inside the hall. This bedroom has a double bed in which is also great and is next to the bathroom by he room with the sofa bed in. So 2 bathrooms upstairs and one downstairs. All were absolutely fine and very comfortable. The kitchen is good and suited our needs perfectly as we love to cook.
The living room is large with a dining room in between. We ate outside mostly because the weather was fantastic. Great shaded area to eat all day out of the full sun.
The pool is fantastic and large. This villa has almost everything you need. A couple of things missing such as a first aid kit (not a big issue as we brought one) needed it when boys needed medical attention when out mountain biking. Could have done with a few more sharp knives or a sharpener - if you are cooking....
However only very minor things. Beach is quite a way and we could not find a beach nearer than an hour away but that may have been us. The track is very bumpy to the villa and has to be used to get to the villa as you cannot park on the road and walk. We were nervous of this as we had a large hire vehicle (larger than booked) so need to be a confidant driver which was not a problem for us but may be difficult for some as access to road is not easy.
The owner was very helpful on Skype. It would be helpful to have better written instructions for lighting and pool pump but with the very helpful owner on Skype we managed to sort it out.
We were met with a lovely hamper of local produce - what a treat!
The area is very rural and close to pretty hill top village with basic amenities. It is a beauftiful area and great for walking up the mountain nearby which was cooler.
We would certainly return - it is great.
Casa dei Granci
This is a very nice villa with the best and largest pool we have ever had at a holiday villa. The property owner (Sandra) was very responsive with any queries and very helpful. The location is in the hills and so has fantastic views.
A magical and hidden get away
What a beautiful villa. The grounds are stunning and the Villa itself is charming and has ample room. The pool is a luxury on hot summer days. The landscape leaves your breathless. One note, the road that leads to the villa is narrow and mostly unpaved and can be difficult to navigate with a larger vehicle. Smaller vehicles no problem.
Superb property. Fully equipped , spacious, comfortable, beautiful rural setting in the mountains of the Madonie National Park. Polizzi Generosa, a friendly, hospitable hill top town. Wonderful beaches to the north. All amenities including excellent restaurants and Agroturismo. Go hungry!
More than surpassed our expectations!!
Casa Dei Granci is beyond beautiful. Panoramic vistas from all areas of the property are stunning. It is brimming with character and while clean and tidy, it feels warm and lived in and contains everything you could need while on holiday. The kitchen is equipped with everything you need for large dinners, and there are multiple areas to eat depending on the weather. The garden is plentiful with fresh herbs and fruit. We spent days playing table tennis, football and relaxing by the massive swimming pool, which has a breathtaking backdrop of rolling Sicilian hills!
The closest shop is about 10 minutes away by car in Polizzi Generosa - a beautiful little town that is home to the most friendly and kind people! We browsed the local market and ate delicious pizza. Sandra and Piero were welcoming and helpful during every part of our trip, and always responded quickly to any questions we had. We made some extremely fond and ever-lasting memories at Casa Dei Granci and will definitely be returning!
Relais Casa dei Granci is an old Sicilian farmhouse with a large swimming pool surrounded by the greenery of a lush olive grove in the historic Contrada Granci, just 6 km from the medieval town of Polizzi Generosa, the heart of the Madonie. The building, which extends around an old stone stable (now transformed into a large kitchen), has the typical rectangular structure, with pitched roofs, of the Provençal Mas. Renovated in 2010, Casa dei Granci is today a comfortable stately home that has kept the traditional atmosphere of the old farmhouse unchanged with breathtaking views over the Sicilian countryside. It has 5 bedrooms (for a total of 8 beds), three bathrooms and a large swimming pool (6X15 m). It is the ideal accommodation for those who love unspoiled nature, between streams and green woods, and is only 30 minutes from the beaches of Lascari and Cefalu '. Located at about 600 meters above sea level, the two-storey house has an area of about 200 square meters. On the ground floor, a large living room with a stone fireplace, a dining room with an ancient wood burning stove in terracotta (fully functional), a large kitchen with a cupboard-pantry and a laundry room, and still two small bedrooms and a bathroom with shower. . Upstairs, a bright landing leads to the three large bedrooms and the two bathrooms (with large shower and tub). All rooms are furnished with antique iron beds, and equipped with spacious Sicilian liberty style wardrobes. One of the bedrooms has a small and delightful iron spiral staircase, which makes it completely independent. Casa dei Granci is equipped with a very modern heating system which makes it habitable in all months of the year, and an alarm system. In front of the house there is a large stone courtyard, dominated by an ancient drinking trough, with running water, surrounded by lemons.