Garden Suite: 4 BR/3 BA - Garden, Furnished Deck, Exterior Cooking, Wi-Fi, A/C
The garden has been in my family since the year 1725, when the town of Casteldaccia was founded by my ancestors I grew up and played every summer with my brother and my cousins in this garden, at that time much larger. Many years later, also my children played in it every summer. Many of my fondest memories are connected to this garden
Maria purchased this House in 1965
Why Maria chose Casteldaccia
The house, built in 1965, was my first project after I graduated in Architecture! Every year I return with my family to this house and to Casteldaccia to restore my energy and get in touch with my roots. For 10 years, during summer, I ran in the garden a ‘Scuolina’, a free Art School for the children of Casteldaccia and nearby towns, teaching drawing, painting and ceramics.
What makes this House unique
My home is located off the main road of Casteldaccia, at walking distance from all the stores. At the same time allows me to retreat at home in the paradise of my subtropical garden. Casteldaccia is close to Bagheria, a larger town, where I can go shopping, and still enjoy the fresh air of the countryside. Palermo, the capital of Sicily, is only 20 minutes away from my reach, with its history, culture and traditions, restaurants, museums, churches, squares.
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Truly unique, unforgettable place to stay
Maria'a house is absolutely fantastic! It's spacey yet very homelike and comfortable. Even though it were only us two we didn't feel we had too much space. The personal and unique decor made us feel as we were living in a cozy art museum - and at home.
The kitchen was much more functional than we expected, we prepared most of our meals there. The super good ingredients that we bought from the town supermarkets made our normal everyday chow taste special.
The beds are really sturdy and good to sleep on. For us an extra treat was the multitude of desks, so writing and doing homework and such was enjoyable.
But what would it be without the huge, lovely garden! In the middle of the lively and busy Casteldaccia we had our own private garden of Eden, with the palm, lemon, orange and other trees and birds to go with them, doves, blackbird, robin... You have to see to believe it.
In Casteldaccia there are many restaurants to choose from, our favorites were Mogavero and Triskele, both just a short walk away. The exciting and interesting Palermo is so close. We'd recommend to go there by train, easy and inexpensive.
We didn't meet Maria herself but kept in touch through email. She is an easygoing and flexible hostess with sense of humor and obviously a great taste. Her representative in Sicily is the friendly and considerate Alessandra whom we could trust fully, we felt totally secure. She was always available but never intruding.
Maria's house was a sanctuary for us for five months which we will never forget. Grazie mille!
Cozy place with beautiful garden
Very cozy place in the center of Casteldaccia and we really enjoyed our stay in the summer.
We had a car to travel around, to the beach in Casteldaccia, Cefalu, Bargeria, and the train station, from where we took the train to Palermo.
The place was clean and the tiles/ pottery used in the house were very nice. We especially liked the animal zoo tiles in the 1st floor bedroom, where our daughter stayed.
Maria and Riccardo were very friendly also to our 9 year old daughter and she learned to speak a little bit of Italian after few days, thanks to their friendliness:)
We recommend the place for a relaxing holiday.
Fantastic place and owners
The property is located in a small town and it looks quite ordinary from the street, but as soon as you cross the gate you fell like walking into a different world. There is this amazing big garden and the villa is a very uniquely designed and decorated. We arrived in a very early morning hours but the owners waited and greeted us on arrival. The accommodation is very spacious and there is this big roofed terrace with separate shower and dining area as well as barbecue and outside lounging set. We spent amazing time in there. The villa is located close to various restaurants, supermarket, bakery and patisseries where you can get all the traditional sweets and of course gelato. The owners- amazing people- friendly, helpful, very hospitable. I hundred percent recommend the place.
Dear Bodgan, Elzbieta, Aleksandra,
Thank you so much for your kind words and comments about your stay at our place in Casteldaccia. It was a pleasure to meet you and hope to see you again in the future. We will be here!
All the best,
Riccardo and Maria Sammarco
Lovely home base near Palermo with great amenties
The Garden Suite was a fantastic home base while exploring northwestern Sicily. We loved the apartment and the garden; it was great to have a nicely equipped kitchen in which we could enjoy morning coffee and pastries from lovely pasticceria across the street. Parking our rental car was easy, and the train station from which we did day trips to Palermo was a 15-20 minute walk. All of our questions were promptly answered by the apartment manager. We would definitely stay here again.
When researching for a place to reside whilst staying in Sicily this summer, one of the aspects that really helped this beautiful hideaway stand out (besides the price!), was the consistency in the reviews. All I can add is that every kind word said is absolutely true, from the deceptively simple entrance to the stunning garden and home hidden within.
We stayed for 6 nights and from the moment we arrived, felt right at home and ready to relax! The house had absolutely every amenity we required in abundance, everything worked well (including outdoor hob's and barbeque), and children had more than enough space to play, explore and make trouble! Thanks to Maria, Ricardo, Carlo, and Alessandra for all the help, advice and tips about the area. We enjoyed some lovely meals together, and even went to buy some fresh sardines and mussels with Ricardo one fine morning, at the weekly market in Bagheria. The only bad note was having to leave before we seen everything. Oh well, we will just have to go again!
See you soon,
Connor, Emma and family
What a wonderful oasis! Maria is a wonderful and gracious host. The garden is truly spectacular and the house is beautiful. This is the perfect spot from which to explore Sicily.
VILLA DELLE PALME is located in the heart of Casteldaccia, a quaint village on a Sicilian hill, two km from the sea and 20 min. easy drive to Palermo.
The location offers a unique setting. Not traditionally placed in the country, this villa is not isolated, but placed in the center of the town, melted among the town houses.
You enter a portal and are placed in a magic intimate garden, while at the same time retain a taste of the local life, easy shopping and leisure walks.
Excellent is the local production of wine. Don’t forget to taste the world renown 'Corvo, Duca di Salaparuta'.
Freeway connection, located 200 meters away, will allow you to quickly connect, explore and discover remote areas of the island.