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Secluded Seaside Villa set in an acre of Olive Groves

Overview

Property

Updated: 20-Sep-2016
Luxurious New Build With All Mod Cons, near the Sea in an acre of Olive Trees

La Rosa di Finale was completed in 2014. Completely enclosed (ideal for families with children), the house features all the latest modern conveniences and maximum comfort.

Sleeping 10 in total, there are 4 bedrooms (one doubles up as a sitting room with fold-out double sofa bed). There are 3 well-appointed bathrooms and an outdoor shower.

The well-appointed kitchen/dining room leads through glazed doors to a sun-drenched terrace and outdoor kitchen.

There is also an upstairs breakfast terrace with views over the Aeolian islands and beyond.

Accommodation comprises:

- master double bedroom, with walk-in wardrobe and en-suite bathroom

- main bedroom (currently laid out for 4 children with bunk beds), which includes another walk-in wardrobe

- double bedroom downstairs

- sitting room with fold-out double bed

Highlights include:

- near the sea (nearest beach 2 minutes drive away)

- near the village (Finale is also 2 minutes drive away or accessible cross country by foot in 5 minutes) with shops, bars and restaurants

- Cefalu with its long beachfront and historical centre is 10 minutes away

- the National Park of the beautiful Madonie mountains are on the doorstep

More Details
  • Sleeps 10
  • 4 Bedrooms
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Parking
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • Pets considered
  • Internet
  • Dish washer
  • Washing machine
  • Towels provided
  • Linens provided
  • Wheelchair access
  • Accept Credit Cards
  • Bookable online

Top Traveller Review

About the Owner

My wife and I live in Ireland, but my wife's family come from a hilltop town about 50km inland from Cefalu. We've been holidaying in Sicily every year and finally set our sights on our own place.

In 2007 we started to realise our dream. La Rosa di Finale has taken time to come to fruition, but with the help of our local (very talented) architect Franceso, the results are outstanding.

Francesco has worked in Germany, Denmark and Norway, but his heart is in Sicily. He's matched the most modern of design in terms of convenience, comfort and functionality with a traditional Sicilian ensemble of tiling, living space and outdoor living.

The gardens extend to over an acre and Giovanni the gardener looks after the Zucchini, tomatoes, aubergines and olive trees.

The outdoor patio is the perfect place to rest during the day or entertain friends or family at night.

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Speaks English, French, Spanish, Italian

5 Reviews

4.8
based on 5 holidaymaker reviews

5

Fabulous modern villa with character

  • 5 of 5

I came across the rather enticing La Rosa Di Finale villa, close to Cefalu on the Northern coastline. I flew into Catania and exiting the airport Mount Etna was dominating the skyline with a plume of smoke emerging from the top. Once we picked up our hire car, this was a first destination.

On to the villa, the directions we received from Gavan off the motorway to the villa, La Rosa di Finale, was very simple and easy to find. The customer service was excellent. We were warmly welcomed by Franca who showed us everything we needed to know about the very modern villa. It was very clean, well maintained with good facilities. Within a few feet of the front door are olive trees, lime trees, vines, a vegetable patch and next door is a working farm with lots of friendly looking cows. In front of the villa is a sea view and behind is a hilltop village. Each evening just after it got dark, we could hear a bell ringing from one of the nearby villages. Staying at the villa really felt like we were engaged with our surroundings.

Over the next few days the villa was quite a convenient location for our visits to Palermo & Messina, we enjoyed the nearby beaches, dined locally in Finale, and acquired some Marsala wine. Having the use of the hirecar and staying at the villa afforded us a pleasantly different experience as visitors, from chillaxing in the morning with breakfast outdoors to returning in the evening and watching the sunset into the sea.

Next year I am already planning another Sicily adventure which has now become a tradition! I want to stay longer as it is needed to enjoy more of what can be experienced in such a wonderful part of the Mediterranean.

  • Review Submitted: Nov 11, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Oct 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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5

Fantastic!

  • 5 of 5

Stayed there in July last year and found the house really clean, comfortable and nicely decorated throughout. We have 3 children (5-13) and because the grounds are completely enclosed we could let them explore all they wanted whenever they wanted. The nearest beach is a 2-minute drive and you can hire paddle boats or just snorkel & swim all you like.

Arrived late on the Saturday but were welcomed by Francesco & Marianna (apparently he's the architect but she speaks English) and they'd put cold water and fresh bread cheeses and fruit in the fridge for us.

All the restaurants in Cefalu a 10-minute drive away or 4 nice restaurants within walking distance in the local town or 2 fully-equipped kitchens in the house. If you like food this place has it all!

  • Review Submitted: Jan 6, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Pleasure to have you & yours stay in our house last year.
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4

A gem within reach of all of Sicily's treasures

  • 4 of 5

This is a beautiful family home with plenty of room both indoors and outdoors for kids to play and adults to entertain or just relax in the sun. There is also a great outdoor kitchen and more fresh fruit and vegetables growing in the garden than you can possibly eat! La Rosa has recently been completely rebuilt and it now enjoys the comfort of a modern build without losing any of the charm and detail that is typical of Sicilian architecture. The roof and interior tiling is a work of art! The house may not have a pool but with a choice of beaches nearby, we were not short of somewhere to take a dip. If you are looking for a white sandy beach, then Cefalu town, 25 minutes away is the place to go. The cost of a deck chair and umbrella on a private Lido is well worth it if you want to avoid the crowds. Alternatively, less than 5 minutes away is a beach called Torre Conca (known locally as Spiaggia Valtur). This beach boasts some of the clearest, warmest water I have ever had the pleasure of swimming in. I was a little concerned to find that the house did not have air conditioning but the natural protection from the sun that the tress surrounding the house provide was more than adequate to keep the house feeling comfortable. The local village is called Finale. You can walk it end to end in minutes but its dotted with little bars and restaurants and very friendly locals. You must try a "gelato in brios"- a type of fresh ice cream sandwich. Absolutely delicious but you better renew the gym membership when you get home. Overall, a thoroughly enjoyable stay and a great base to discover the rest of Sicily from.

  • Review Submitted: Sep 1, 2014
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

Entre mer et montagne, un havre de paix

  • 5 of 5

La location est telle que décrite, même mieux à vrai dire. Intérieur spacieux, réalisé avec goût, nous nous sommes très vite sentis "comme à la maison". Tout est neuf, propre et de bonne qualité.

Le jardin est très grand et fermé. Pas de problème pour les enfants.

Une grande terrasse ombragée à disposition pour les repas en extérieur avec un grill mis à disposition, cuisinière et eau courante. Très pratique et bien pensé.

L'accueil a été impeccable, merci à Franca pour sa gentillesse et les bons conseils qu'elle a pu nous donner.

Nous avons profité de ces vacances pour faire des randos dans le parc des Madonies ainsi que quelques fins de journées au bord de la mer. Vous trouverez des restaurants corrects à Finale mais vous vous trouverez à quelques kilomètres de Cefalu ou l'offre est bien plus étoffée.

  • Review Submitted: Jul 15, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2015
  • Source: Homelidays, from HomeAway
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Entre mer et montagne, havre de paix

  • 5 of 5

La location est telle que décrite, même mieux à vrai dire. Intérieur spacieux, réalisé avec goût, nous nous sommes très vite sentis "comme à la maison". Tout est neuf, propre et de bonne qualité.

Le jardin est très grand et fermé. Pas de problème pour les enfants

  • Review Submitted: Jul 15, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2015
  • Source: Homelidays, from HomeAway
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Location

From the Owner

We spent 2 years looking for the perfect house that we could establish as our Sicilian base. We wanted somewhere that was close to the sea but where we'd be comfortable staying at any time of the year. We also wanted somewhere secluded but not isolated, and La Rosa checked all the boxes.

Activity and Interests

Nearest Airport : Palermo at 117 Kilometres Nearest Barpub : Finale di Pollina at 1 Kilometres Nearest Ferry : Termini Imerese at 53 Kilometres Nearest Golf : Collesano at 37 Kilometres Nearest Train : Finale di Pollina at 1 Kilometres Nearest Motorway : A20 at 8 Kilometres Nearest Restaurant : Finale di Pollina at 1 Kilometres Nearest Ski : Piano Battaglia at 57 Kilometres Nearest Beach : Torre Conca at 1 Kilometres Car: necessary

2 minute drive from the nearest beach (the renowned Valtur beach), but nestled in the foothills of the beautiful Madonie mountains, La Rosa di Finale offers a perfect base for beach holidays during the summer season. For day-to-day living the charming village of Finale di Pollina is on the doorstep (shops, restaurants etc), but 10 minutes drive away is Cefalu, one of Sicily's most popular destinations, renowned for its long sandy beachfront and historic pedestrianised town.

Availability

Rental rates

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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
 
Autumn
4 Sep 2016 - 29 Apr 2017
5 night minimum stay
£531
for 5 nights
£723
 
 
My Standard Rate
7 night minimum stay
£1,194
for 7 nights
£1,194
 

Additional pricing information

Pet Fee £0
cleaning £50

We hope you enjoy your stay in our clean and comfortable home, which we share too. We expect that the our home is left empty of refuse, dirty dishes and anything else outside of standard cleaning. We insist on a cleaning charge so that you can enjoy our home in its best state and we trust that you find our home's state more than satisfactory on arrival as a result.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
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Facilities

From the Owner

- near the sea (beach 2 minutes drive away) - near the village (Finale is also 2 minutes drive away or accessible cross country by foot in 5 minutes) - Cefalu with its long beachfront and historical centre is 10 minutes away - the National Park of the beautiful Madonie mountains are on the doorstep - the house is set on approximately 1 acre of entirely fenced in gardens

Property Type

  • villa

Theme

  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities

General

  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Tumble Dryer ...
  • Washing Machine ...

Kitchen

  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Hob ...

Dining

  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area

Entertainment

  • Table Football
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Toys ...

Suitability

  • children welcome
  • pets considered
  • smoking allowed
  • wheelchair accessible

Location Type

  • beach
  • near the sea
  • village

Attractions

  • autumn foliage
  • festivals
  • forests
  • playground
  • restaurants

Leisure Activities

  • eco tourism
  • horse riding
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • medical services

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • golf
  • golf pass optional
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • paragliding
  • sailing
  • diving
  • ski lift pass
  • ski
  • snorkelling
  • swimming

Floor Area

  • 90 m²

Bathrooms

  • Master Bathroom - en suite - Toilet, Bath with Shower, Bath (no shower), Shower Enclosure
  • Upstairs Bathroom - Toilet, Bath with Shower, Shower Enclosure
  • Downstairs Bathroom - Toilet, Bath with Shower, Shower Enclosure, Bidet
  • Outdoor Shower - Outdoor Shower, Outdoor shower - useful when returning from the beach!
  • Each bathroom is luxuriously appointed and finished. The two upstairs bathrooms benefit from automatic Velux skylights which allow both light and air in. Tiling is based on local Sicilian style.

Bedrooms

  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • Childrens' Upstairs Bedroom - 4 Single Bed, bunk beds and 2 single beds with walk-in storage
  • Downstairs Bedroom/Sitting Room - 1 Sofa bed/Futon, Double Sofa-Bed, second Sitting Room by day
  • Downstairs Double Bedroom 3 - 1 Large Double Bed, Double Bed and ample Wardrobe
  • Master Bedroom (upstairs) - 1 Large Double Bed, Master Bedroom with en-suite and walk-in wardrobe
  • The Master Bedroom and Children's bedrooms are upstairs. Both have walk-in wardrobe/storage space and room for a travel cot. The two downstairs bedrooms are more compact. One double bedroom (with built-in wardrobe) while the second double bedroom serves as a Sitting Room during the day (with a double fold-out sofa-bed).

Outside

  • Balcony ...
  • Beach Umbrellas
  • Boat ...
  • Terrace ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Garden ...
  • Barbecue ...
  • Ski & Snowboard ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...

Meals

  • Self-catering

Learn more about this holiday rental at the owner's website

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