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Saffron House, an oasis on the sea



Updated: 07-May-2017
  • Sleeps 4
  • 2 Bedrooms
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Parking
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • Internet
  • Washing machine
  • Towels provided
  • Linens provided
  • Accept Credit Cards
  • Bookable online

About the property

Terrace overlooking the sea, garden with barbeque, two bedrooms, two bathrooms

Saffron House Oasis is the ideal base for travelers wishing to visit Palermo and the city of art and archaeological sites and nature of western Sicily, but also enjoy the sea and relax with the quiet pace of life of the typical villages of Aspra and Porticello Solunto.

Surrounded by pine trees and a garden of about one hectare, Saffron House Oasis south-facing with a large terrace overlooking the Gulf of St. Elias. The view that one enjoys from various parts of the house and the garden encompasses the central coast of Sicily to Cefalù.

From the garden, through a stone path and a staircase leads directly to the road leading to the sea. Just a few minutes walk to get access to the sea on the cliff, or a small sandy beach. The same road leads to the old lighthouse of Capo Zafferano, which offers a breathtaking view that reaches to the east of Palermo.

Saffron House Oasis was built in the 50s, with a style partly inspired by Aeolian houses with large patios and stone seats.

Restored in 2014, comfortable and fresh, is suitable for families or young couples. The large living room with kitchenette, dining table, sofa, TV, fireplace, is directly connected to the terraces that overlook the bay and to the back patio with a barbeque, pizza oven, stone seats, washing machine and table lunch.

The two bedrooms are both doubles. One of them overlooks the pine woods and has a balcony and a bathroom with shower. Other you can see the sea and is equipped with a bathroom. The two sleeping areas are separated by a door and a corridor.

Parking spaces for guests are two.

Saffron House Oasis enjoys a deep quiet thanks to its proximity to the protected area of ​​Capo Zafferano and the sea, but its location is strategic for excursions.

The house is located just a few kilometers away from the railway station of Santa Flavia and less than a 10-minute drive from the A29. In half an hour you can reach the historic center of Palermo and Monreale Cathedral. Traveling east (Catania and Messina are approximately 2 hours), they can easily reach Cefalu (half an hour), Castelbuono, Tusa and villages Madonie.

The immediate surroundings are historic destination vacation resort: it is shown by the many baroque villas and eighteenth Bagheria (the most famous, Villa Cattolica, houses the Museum Guttuso) and the Nouveau villas in the heart of Porticello and Sant'Elia. Always engaged in fishing, these two picturesque villages are home to a lively fish market and many restaurants serving regional specialties based on fish.

A few kilometers away, on Mount Catalfano, there are traces of the ancient past in the history of Sicily: the base Punic Solanto and the ruins of the Hellenistic city of Solunto.

In holiday periods, the minimum stay is 3 nights.

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About the Owner

Caterina Cipolla
Member since: 2015
Speaks English, French, Italian
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Calendar last updated:
7 May, 2017

12 Reviews

Wonderful! 4.8/5 -
(12 traveller reviews)


belle maison bien équipé au calme et propriétaire très sympa

  • 4 of 5

belle maison bien équipé au calme et propriétaire très sympa

  • Review Submitted: May 1, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Apr 2017
  • Source: Abritel, from HomeAway
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Un'oasi di pace e tranquillità immersa nel verde

  • 5 of 5

Siamo appena tornati dal nostro troppo breve soggiorno presso casa Zafferano e già ci manca. La proprietaria sig.ra Caterina ci ha accolti con estrema gentilezza dandoci mille informazioni utili. La casa è perfetta per due coppie di amici come noi: due camere da letto con ciascuna un bagno, salotto comune con cucina con impareggiabile vista sul mare e su un rigoglioso giardino. Tranquillità assoluta "disturbata" solo dalla presenza dei gabbiani. Nelle immediate vicinanze alcuni paesi dove poter trovare discreti ristoranti. Il periodo primaverile è perfetto per visitare Palermo, Trapani, Erice e dintorni. Speriamo di poter tornare!

  • Review Submitted: Apr 26, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Apr 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Schönes Ferienhaus in toller Lage!

  • 5 of 5

Caterina ist eine sehr nette Gastgeberin, die uns herzlich empfangen hat!

  • Review Submitted: Apr 15, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Apr 2017
  • Source: Fewo Direkt, from HomeAway
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Ferienhaus mit traumhaften Ausblick

  • 5 of 5

Wunderschön individuell eingerichtetes Ferienhaus in versteckter Lage.

Der Blick von den verschiedenen Terrassen ist atemberaubend.

Die Vermieterin begrüßte uns überaus herzlich. Sie hatte uns sogar zum Empfang einen Kuchen gebacken.Total nett und hilfsbereit.

Wer Ruhe sucht und die ursprünglichen kleinen Fischerdörfer mag, ist hier gut aufgehoben.

Wir können das Ferienhaus ohne Einschränkungen weiterempfehlen.

  • Review Submitted: Mar 29, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Mar 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

Nachdem wir die Bilder gesehen hatten, war klar, dass dies unsere Ferienwohnung für unseren Aufenthalt bei Palermo sein wird!

Wir wurden nicht enttäuscht! Ein Traumhaft schönes und super geschmackvoll eingerichtetes Haus mit traumhaften Blick von einer riesigen, gestuften Terrasse auf mehreren Ebenen, die rundum von wunderschönen, gepflegten Gärten umringt ist.

Kurz... es war einfach perfekt! Ruhig und absolut entspannend. Es fehlte an nichts.

Auch Frau Cipolla war sehr angenehm, hilfsbereit und flexibel.

Wir kommen wieder... keine Frage! :-)

  • Review Submitted: Nov 30, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Oct 2016
  • Source: Fewo Direkt, from HomeAway
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Unglaublich schön

  • 5 of 5

Ich kann nur Danke sagen! Ich denke ich habe in meinem Leben schon sehr viele Ferienhäuser gesehen. Keines war jedoch wier dieses. Catarina und ihr mann haben dieses Haus so liebevoll gestaltet, dass es einem an nichts fehlte. Dazu kommt die unbeschreibliche Lage und Ausblick. Alle Fotos auf dieser Website sind total authentisch. Vielen, vielen Dank für diese auserodentlich schöne Zeit.


  • Review Submitted: Nov 8, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Oct 2016
  • Source: Fewo Direkt, from HomeAway
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Prices and Availability

Rental rates

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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event Price
1 Jun 2017 - 15 Sep 2017
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund for cancellations more than 14 days before check-in date.
  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
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Updated: 07-May-2017


Property Type

  • house


  • Family
  • Romantic


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


  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster


  • Dining
  • Dining Area


  • Books

Location Type

  • near the sea


  • bay
  • caves
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • marina
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • ruins

Leisure Activities

  • Disco club
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • medical services

Floor Area

  • 90 m²



  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4


  • Terrace
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • Veranda


  • Self-catering

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