Semi-Detached House in Villa with Private Pool and Sea Views
Peaceful Location, 5 mins Walk from the Beach
Sleeps 4 (2 Bedrooms)
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.
Prices Currency Conversion
|Rental Period||Per Night||Per Week||Per Month||Min. Stay (Nights)|
|20 April 2013 - 31 May 2013||€600||7|
|1 June 2013 - 26 July 2013||€900||7|
|27 July 2013 - 2 August 2013||€1100||7|
|3 August 2013 - 31 August 2013||€1250||7|
|31 August 2013 - 27 September 2013||€900||7|
|28 September 2013 - 5 October 2013||€650||7|
Notes on prices
Prices are for the property per week in euros. They cover pool maintenance and cleaning, 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 check in expenses are to be paid extra (100 euros).
Changeover day is Saturday. Arrival should be not before 3 pm. Departure by 10 am. Different arrangements can be negotiated in special cases.
|Bedrooms:||Bedroom 1 with double bed.
Bedroom 2 with 2 twin beds.
|Bathrooms:||The house has a bathroom with shower, sink, WC and bidet.|
|Kitchen:||The cooking area in the living room is equipped with cooker, fridge, microwave, dishes, glasses, cutlery, pots and pans, Italian coffee machines, electric kettle.It has a round table with chairs, a sofa and a balcony overlooking the sea.|
|Utility Room:||Ironing board and iron. Washing machine.|
|Towels and linen are included. The property is cleaned before arrival and after departure on a weekly basis.|
hob/stove fridge/freezer microwave washing machine iron/ironing board
satellite tv internet access air conditioning room fans cot high chair
Notes on accommodation
Besides a highchair, also a cot, a chamber pot and a changing board can be provided for babies and small children.
Unfortunately there are no facilities for people with mobility problems.
There is a large space around the pool equipped with garden chairs, and an umbrella. 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.
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 40 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.
How to get there
Palermo and Trapani airports are at about 30 minutes drive from the house (Scopello is half way between the two). Although a bus service is available to Scopello while 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 connections are not very frequent.
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.
In the nearby village of Scopello you can find a post office, an automatic teller, a first aid station, a grocery store, a fruit and vegetable stall, a bakery, several bars, pizza places and restaurants, ceramics and clothes shops, a church, a tobacconist. A few 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, shops, hairdresser's, pharmacies and all kind of facilities.
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.
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.
Our family in the house pool
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.
Year purchased: 1980's
Why the owner chose a cottage in this location
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.
Unique benefits of the property
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.
For booking and further information
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