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A perfect place to relax, enjoy the countryside with seaviews

Bedrooms 3
Space 1,614 sq. ft.
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 0 - 7 nights


About the property

Self-catering villa large outdoor area, tranquil, relaxing & close to the beach

A perfect place to relax, enjoy the countryside whilst appreciating the sensational views towards the sea from every angle of the house. Superb surroundings with large terrace, olive grove and fruit trees. Great location for families or couple who like a large outdoor area where they are able to sit, relax and for children to play. There is air-conditioning in all the rooms except the ground floor bedrooms.

Interior: on the ground floor there's the lounge area with fireplace, kitchen/dining, 2 double/twin bedroom and bathroom. On the first floor there's a large double bedroom, small sitting area and bathroom. All rooms have flyscreens.

Exterior: outside kitchen with old style wood oven with table and chairs. Extensive outdoor area with ample place to park.

Sensational surroundings: Located only 1.5kms from the village of Sant'Ambrogio where one can shop at the minimarket, eat at the Pizzeria or seafood restaurant that is located in the centre of the village. The pebbly/sandy beach of Sant'Ambrogio is 2 kms from the house, there's free or paid parking nearby or you can park your car in the village and walk via the steps that lead to the beach (need to cross-over the SS113).

Village of Sant'Ambrogio : The enchanting village of Sant‘Ambrogio, 5kms from the picturesque old fishing town of Cefalú on Sicily’s northern Mediterranean coastline. Sant’Ambrogio is a haven of tranquillity. The village has all you need for everyday life and offers the best of the region’s mountains, sea and culture. Enjoy eating at the family run restaurants in the town’s small piazza and experience the authentic Sicilian way of life.

From Sant’Ambrogio you can easily reach many of the region’s most attractive areas including the beach (100 metres), the bustling city of Palermo (40 minutes by car), the spectacular Aeolian Islands (2 hours by boat) and the Park of the Madonie Mountains. You can explore the ancient fortresses or enjoy a show in the open air amphitheatre in the authentic hill top village of Pollina 700m above sea level. Or just relax and soak up the character of this lovely Sicilian village.

More Details

Property Manager
Carmela Angela Ricciardello
Member since: 2004
Speaks: english, german, italian,
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
March 3, 2018

About Carmela Angela Ricciardello

I named the house after my mother, her name is Deodata which is an old Sicilian name which means “god gave”. I feel that was exactly what it was, finding this house was very special for me.

Since I have never given my mother any grandchildren this is my way of compensating.

I have renovated the house adding a lounge area, coming the kitchen as another downstairs bedroom and the latest addition was the swimming pool.

Carmela Angela Ricciardello purchased this villa in 2008

Why Carmela Angela Ricciardello chose Cefalù

The views are sensational surround by the countryside and olive grove where I pick the olives every year to make the oil which I leave at the villa for guests to use.

My partner and I enjoy looking after the garden.

What makes this villa unique

In a quite area, immersed in nature but still close to the village and Cefalù where one can be amongst people. Also close to the beach

Guestbook comments from the manager

To begin an exploration of this wonderful Italian island in Villa Deodata has been. VERY special. We feel so good here – it is difficult to come to grips with our imminent departure tomorrow. We visited Erice, Segesta, Scopello (for lunch!),, Pollina, Castelbuono, the 2 Petralias…not to speak of Cefalu where we ambled, swam, ate delicious food and…Sant Ambrogio where we supported everyone in support of all your (and their) wonderful efforts and Initiatives. Great!

Congratulations to all.

As for the house: it is wonderful. Great spot, well equipped and clearly a work of love and care. We have been happy to “come home” here at the end of days of adventure and discovery.

Thank you!
Sep 2014
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Cefalù Villa Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • villa (semi-detached)
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 1614 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets considered
Location Type:
  • Beach
  • Near The Ocean
  • Rural
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Luxury
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Kitchen ...
  • Kitchenette
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster ...
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower , bidet
    Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower , bidet
  • Both bathrooms have a wash basin, shower, bidet & WC. There's also an outside shower.
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 2 - 2 twin/ single
    Bedroom 3 - 2 twin/ single
    Bedroom 1 - 1 queen , 1 twin/ single , 1 baby crib
  • Next to the main bedroom there's a sitting area which has a single bed but enough room to fit an extra bed. The downstairs bedrooms has 2 single beds that can be joined to make a double bed. In the lounge there's a large sofa bed. Cot is available on request.
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Porch / Veranda
  • Terrace
  • 7 garden chairs
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
Pool / Spa:
  • Private Pool ...
  • churches
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • horseback riding
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • jet skiing
  • mountain biking
  • sailing
  • snorkeling
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
Spacious comfortable accommodation, consist of downstairs 2 bedrooms, bathroom, lounge, dining & kitchen. Upstairs large bedroom with views, sitting area & bathroom. The outdoor kitchen has a wood bread oven with barbecue, gas hot plates, oven, sink and marble table. Surrounding the villa there's fruit trees, olive grove and a vegetable garden for guest to take produce from.


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A perfect place to relax, enjoy the countryside with seaviews
average rating of 5.0 based on 17 reviews

Magical vacation villa,pectacular views, relaxed,

  • 5 of 5

We are back home! I wanted to thank you for such a wonderful experience at your beautiful Villa Deodata last week. It truly was a perfect week!! I still can't stop thinking about the spectacular views from every angle of the house, and I already miss the pool!! We were so relaxed, yet there was so much to do.

Thank you for creating such a magical vacation villa for our family to enjoy, and for all of your help with our time in Sicily. . We had a wonderful two days in Taormina but my heart was still in Sant Ambrogio! I hope we will meet again sometime soon.

  • Submitted: Aug 23, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Tranquillity in a Sicilian national park…

  • 5 of 5

This amazing “ranch” was ours for a week at the end of June 2010. After two weeks outside Rome we took the night train to Cefalu, then by car on a final breath taking tour on the hilly roads. Me and my wife and our four children aged between 7 and 12 from Sweden with many previous experiences from other lovely stays in beautiful Italy, simply fell in love with this place… 450 meter above sea level, a perfect big house, a very popular pool (especially by the children), good utilised kitchen and a beautiful view over the Mediterranean sea…. Going on excursions on the winding narrow roads, preparing your own food that you find on the market, looking at the stars in the peaceful nights, waking up in the morning by the donkeys (!), ducks or some other of the animals at the little farm was very relaxing… and there’s even a good restaurant only100 meters away… What else do you need before flying back home to the Scandinavian northern light?

  • Submitted: Jul 16, 2010
  • Stayed: June 2010
  • Source: HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

Sono stato in questa casa nell'agosto del 2014. Si gode di un'ottimo panorama e la casa è ben arredata e rifinita. La proprietaria ha cura dei dettagli. La casa e molto ben fornita e pulita. Durante il mio soggiorno non era ancora stata realizzata la piscina, che non ci è mancata ma che sicuramente rende l'ambiente ancora più godibile.

  • Submitted: Feb 18, 2015
  • Stayed: August 2014
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Nearest Airport
115 Kilometres
Palermo airport - Punta Raisi
Nearest Barpub
2 Kilometres
Nearest Ferry
7 Kilometres
Nearest Train
7 Kilometres
Nearest Motorway
5 Kilometres
Castelbuono/Pollina A20
Nearest Restaurant
2 Kilometres
Sant' Ambrogio
Nearest Ski
50 Kilometres
Piano Battaglia
Nearest Beach
2 Kilometres
Car: necessary

In the countryside of the Park of the Madonie Mountains, only 3.5 km from the enchanting village of Sant'Ambrogio where there's a mini-market, 2 bars and restaurants. Only 100 metres from the property there's a restaurant.

Cefalù is a 8 km drive where there's bus and train station, large supermarkets, banks and all other facilities .




Additional information about rental rates

Pet Fee $61.53
Refundable damage deposit $615.31

Manager's Cancellation Policy

  • 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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