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Semi-Detached House in Villa with Private Pool and Sea Views

Semi-Detached House in Villa with Private Pool and Sea Views

Overview

Property

Updated: 22-May-2015
Villa in Scopello, Sicily, Italy - Peaceful Location, 5 mins Walk from the Beach

The house, just renovated, lies in a beautiful countryside, a few minute walk from the beach. A large garden and a swimming pool provide outdoor relaxation. A beautiful view of the sea and the close-by nature reserve ‘Lo Zingaro’ may be enjoyed from the balcony. A few hundred meters from the picturesque village of Scopello and the enchanting site of the Tonnara (old disused tuna-fishing station, now a bathers' resort), where some scenes from the film Ocean Twelve were shot. It is very quiet, but you can find all facilities, shops, bars and restaurants at a few kilometers distance.

  • Sleeps 4
  • 2 Bedrooms
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Swimming pool
  • Barbecue
  • Internet
  • Washing machine

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About the Owner

We are a family of three : my partner and I are both teachers, our daughter, Irene, is 7 and goes to primary school.

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Speaks: English, French, German, Spanish, Italian

Guestbook comments from the owner

Everybody is stunned by the location. A couple said to me at the end of their stay : we thought we would be spending our nights out, but it's so nice here we were happy to have our dinner on the terrace and just watch the view.
Aug 2008
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Semi-Detached House in Villa with Private Pool and Sea Views
http://www.ownersdirect.co.uk/accommodation/p8035944
+49 -004917638894119
Scopello Trapani province
Northern Ireland
5

Idyllic

  • 5 out of 5
This villa is a little corner of heaven , everything the owner described and then some . Due to sudden unforeseen circumstances we thought right up almost to the point of departure that we may have to cancel our holiday .Peace and quiet and a little bit of luxury were what was required , and this villa delivers on each of these counts . And it is thanks in no small way to Mariella that we were able to rearrange at short notice , she was accommodating , helpful and kind , we owe her a debt of gratitude .
The villa was spotlessly clean , very well equipped and comfortable . In fact if you are running running late or think you have forgotten something , don't worry , at this villa you really can hit the ground running , there is everything you need to get you started , even fruit in the bowl !
There are beautiful views everywhere , mountains and sea . But if you really just want to relax and unwind then this is the spot . Complete with a fantastic little pool , much larger than in some places we have stayed and was cleaned twice during our short stay , incredible at night with its own coloured lighting , and there are even sockets for power around the pool and the terrace . And all the necessary essentials within a short distance , shops , restraunts , walking , water sports , boat hire etc , etc . We will definitely go back , and next time stay a little longer , we were sad leaving this beautiful villa in its beautiful surroundings .
  • Review Submitted: 18-Sep-2014
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2014
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Sightseeing, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
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Semi-Detached House in Villa with Private Pool and Sea Views
http://www.ownersdirect.co.uk/accommodation/p8035944
+49 -004917638894119
Scopello Trapani province
London
5

A little piece of paradise

  • 5 out of 5
This was our second stay in this lovely villa, and it was every bit as wonderful as we remembered. Our family (myself, my husband and our 12 and 16-year olds) spent three weeks in this little piece of paradise and all thoroughly enjoyed it.

You couldn't ask for a better location: views out over the Mediterranean, two beaches within walking distance, a walk up to the village of Scopello for an ice cream, meal out or to sip Amaretto while watching the world go by. It's also easy to shop for food in the village, the nearby minimarket and greengrocer (complete with very drinkable local wine at 1.50 Euros a litre) or the supermarkets in Castellammare.

The house itself is well appointed and equipped, but the real joy is the balcony and the pool area, where we spent hours lazing in the sun, reading and swimming. Moonlight swims were a special treat for us. It's also a good base for some fantastic days out: we visited the archaeological sites at Mozia, Solunto, Segesta and Agrigento as well as the hillside town of Erice, Marsala and Palermo.

This time we were able to meet the owner, Mariella, and her family, who welcomed us warmly.

This is a very special place indeed.
  • Review Submitted: 23-Aug-2014
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2014
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children
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Semi-Detached House in Villa with Private Pool and Sea Views
http://www.ownersdirect.co.uk/accommodation/p8035944
+49 -004917638894119
Scopello Trapani province
Scotland
5

A Gem

  • 5 out of 5
From first contact with the owner, Mariella, we knew we were in for a treat. Her communications were excellent and the detailled directions to the property would be extremely unlikely to be misunderstood (a must for driving on Italian roads). The property had just been refurbished and there were a few very minor 'snagging' problems to sort out. They were sorted out very quickly and efficiently. The situation is very quiet and the view is stunning. Bedrooms are very comfortable, shower is efficient and kitchen is very well equipped for cooking full meals or just having snack types. The sitting room/kitchen is a very pleasant room, but the balcony is outstanding. The Pool is well maintained and secured to prevent children from sneaking in unsupervised!

Access to the actual property has the occasional step, but should present no real problem to a disabled visitor.

One point of caution though for those who have mobility problems. The 550 metre road from the property to the 'main' road to the village of Scopello is very steep uphill. While we walked to and from Scopello several times (I will not drink and drive, but I do like wine with dinner), the walk to the village was normally about 30 mins and the return 20 mins.

There are several very good restaurants in the village (we particularly liked the one of the Hotel Torres Bennistre), some reasonable Italian Style fast-food restaurants, and a couple of very pleasant bars, in particlar the Bar Pasticceria Scopello. There is also a bakery which also serves delicious and filling 'sandwiches', and a small general alimentari whose hours are a bit excentric.

The Tonnara di Scopello is a bit of a let down. Entrance is 3 Euro per person, but this merely allows access to the slipway and the front of the buildings for sun and sea bathing. Somewhat over-priced.

The paths in Lo Zingaro are fairly reasonable, but shade is very limited and a large quantity of water needs to be carried.
  • Review Submitted: 17-Jun-2014
  • Date of Stay: May 2014
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: I appreciate your review very much. Thank you for taking the time to write it. All the best,

Mariella

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From the Owner

My family has had this house since the 80s. We bought it when this was still an unknown place, enchanted by the stunning location and the quiet. We live in Berlin now, but we come here at least a few weeks every year in the summer and whenever we come it is for us a break from the noise and the stress of our daily life. We love the colours, which change according to the season, the silence, broken only by the singing of the birds and the sound of the waves from the nearby beach, the smells, a mixture of flowers from the garden and sea water. We could sit for hours just enjoying the peace and the view.

Activity and Interests

Coast/Beach:

Pebble beaches at 3 minutes' walk.One has a bar, toilets and offers boat and canoe rental during the summer. Sandy beaches can be reached by car (15 mins to Castellammare and Alcamo beach.) The beautiful sandy beach of San Vito Lo Capo can be reached by a 50 mins drive.Guidaloca, 5 minutes by car, is a pebble beach with umbrellas, sun beds, bar service. Lo Zingaro reserve has stunning little coves with crystal clear water. From Castellammare port daily boats stop at the best beaches.

Travel:

Palermo and Trapani airports are at about 30 minutes drive from the house (Scopello is half way between the two). Although a bus service to Scopello is available and Castellammare can be reached both by train and bus, it is strongly advisable to have a car since the house is distant from the main road and from the bus station. Besides the public connections are not very frequent.

Distances:

Mini golf 5 min drive, Lo Zingaro natural reserve 3 min drive. Greek archaeological site of Segesta (temple and theatre) 30 mins drive, summer performances held at the Greek theatre. Medieval mountain town of Erice 40 mins drive. Beautiful sandy beaches in Castellammare del Golfo and Alcamo, 15 mins drive. Picturesque beach resort of San Vito Lo Capo 40 mins drive. Trapani salt-pits 45 mins drive. Archaeological site of Mothia Island one hour drive. Palermo 45 minutes drive.

Further Details:

In the nearby village of Scopello you can find an automatic teller, a first aid station, a grocery store, a fruit and vegetable stall, a bakery, three bars, pizza places and restaurants, ceramics and clothes shops, a church a tobacconist, a scuba dive center. At two kilometres from the house on the way to Castellammare there is a supermarket, a greengrocer's and a newsagent. In Castellammare you can find banks, post offices, shops, hairdressers, pharmacies and all kind of facilities.

Availability

From €800 Weekly

Rental rates

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Rental Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
 
16 May 2015 - 26 Jun 2015
7 night minimum stay
€850
 
 
27 Jun 2015 - 31 Jul 2015
7 night minimum stay
€1,200
 
 
1 Aug 2015 - 4 Sep 2015
7 night minimum stay
€1,300
 
 
5 Sep 2015 - 2 Oct 2015
7 night minimum stay
€1,000
 
 
4 Oct 2015 - 17 Oct 2015
1 night minimum stay
€800
 

Notes

  • Booking Notes:
    50% of the rent is required to complete the booking, to be sent by bank transfer; the remaining 50% is to be settled cash upon arrival. A refundable security/damage deposit of 200 is required. If you cancel there is no refund unless the unit is re-rented.

    Changeover Day:
    Changeover day is Saturday. Arrival should be not before 2 pm. Departure by 10 am. Different arrangements can be negotiated in special cases.

    Notes on prices:
    Prices are for the property per week in euros. They cover pool maintenance , gardening expenses, gas, water, linen, bathroom towels and beach/pool towels. Electric consumption is included up to 100 kw per week. Extras will be charged at 0.5 euros per KW. A 10% discount is offered for 2 weeks bookings, a 20% discount for monthly bookings. A refundable security/damage deposit of 200 is required. Final cleaning and laundry expenses are to be paid extra (100 euros).
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Facilities

From the Owner

Although located in a quiet area, away from the main road and the noise, the house is at a short distance from the village of Scopello and close to several restaurants, bars and pizza places. There is a little supermarket and a vegetable market just 5 minutes by car and the town of Castellammare, offering all kinds of facilities, shops and entertainments, is at 15 minutes' drive. The beach is at few steps from the house and the beautiful reserve Lo Zingaro at 1 km. Besides the house lies just between the sea and the mountains, offering the chance of mountain walks to the trekking lovers. If you want to cool off and rest, you can just sunbathe and enjoy the pool, but if you want to keep in touch with work and home, bring your laptop along and connect to our wi/fi network.

Property Type

  • villa

General

  • Air Conditioning
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Washing Machine

Kitchen

  • Freezer
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob

Dining

  • Child's Highchair

Entertainment

  • Satellite / Cable

Pool / Spa

  • Communal Pool

Bathrooms

  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet, Bath (no shower), Shower Enclosure, Bidet
  • The house has a completely renovated bathroom with shower, sink, WC and bidet.

Bedrooms

  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Cot
  • Bedroom 2
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 4 (2 Bedrooms) Notes on bedrooms: Bedroom 1 with double bed. Bedroom 2 with 2 twin beds.

Outside

  • Barbecue

Notes:

  • Notes on accommodation: Besides a highchair, also a cot, a chamber pot and a changing board can be provided for babies and small children. Outside: There is a large solarium around the pool equipped with garden chairs, and umbrellas and overlooking the sea. The pool is private, about 7 x 5m. It is shared only if the owners are on the spot, occupying the other half of the villa. This can occur in the months of July and August. Pool heating is not necessary since up to October the water is warm. On the balcony overlooking the sea there is another table with chairs for outdoor meals, and two deckchairs. Utility Room: Ironing board and iron. Washing machine. Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: Towels and linen are included. The property is cleaned before arrival and after departure on a weekly basis.

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