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Spacious child-friendly villa with private pool near the sea

Bedrooms 4
Space 4,305 sq. ft.
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights


About the property

4 bedroom, 3 bathroom villa with large pool and huge garden sleeps 8/10.

Santa Rosalia is a family villa in the country with a large pool and garden. A lush Mediterranean garden is offset by a large pool 12 x 6 metres, surrounded by olive trees. You can relax on a sunbed by the pool under a beach umbrella or enjoy the view of the pool and garden from the vine-covered pergola in front of the villa. The main door takes you into a bright and airy sitting room leading into the dining room and then the kitchen. All three rooms look onto the front garden and the pool, while doors open onto a patio behind the house. Upstairs a long corridor accesses 4 double bedrooms and 2 bathrooms. There is a third bathroom downstairs. (An adjacent ground floor study with sofa bed may be rented as an optional fifth bedroom, particularly suitable for older guests.) The house is very spacious and has been recently refurbished to a high standard of comfort.

Close to the villa next door but completely secluded by a high wall and tall cypress trees, it has its own access road.

Mazara and beaches: Mazara, Italy’s major fishing port, has a charming promenade and three piazzas in the historic centre, graced with beautiful baroque churches and civic buildings - even the remains of a Norman castle. Don't miss the beautiful bronze statue of a dancing satyr, a masterpiece of Greek art rescued from the sea by a local fisherman and now housed in a dedicated museum. Away from the main squares is the kasbah, a maze of winding streets and miniscule piazzas dating from the Arab occupation of the island in the 9th and 10th centuries. Recently renovated this area is now dotted with attractive bars and restaurants open in the evening.

Beyond the town there is a long and beautiful coastline with both sandy beaches and rocky coves where the sea is exceptionally limpid. In July and August the beach of Tonnarella offers the facilities of bars with deckchairs and beach umbrellas to rent. Further afield is the famous white sandy beach of San Vito Lo Capo and the nature reserve of Lo Zingaro, which can be reached in just over an hour.

Sightseeing: The ancient Greek city of Selinunte by the sea is a 30 minute drive away. After exploring the ruins, go down to the nearby beach of Marinella, cool off in the sea and feast on delicious local fish at one of the seaside 'trattorie'. Half an hour in the other direction is the mysterious temple of Segesta, high up on a hill overlooking the valley. Nearby is the ancient Greek open air theatre, where performances of plays and concerts are held every summer.

In 20 minutes you can reach Marsala, famous for wine, where top quality wines can be savoured at various prestigious wineries. The Punic Ship salvaged from the sea nearby is on display at the Baglio Anselmi museum. The province of Trapani has been famous for salt production since Roman times and just beyond Marsala is a lagoon where salt is still produced. The picturesque windmills that once serviced the saltpans were built during the Spanish occupation of Sicily.

Take the ferry boat to the fascinating island of Mozia, once a Phoenician colony, with the Punic remains of the walls and city razed to the ground in the 4th century BC. Visit the Whitaker Museum with its star attraction of the Ragazzo di Mozia, a classical Greek marble statue of a young boy, which was found lying in the lagoon.

The medieval hilltop town of Erice, with its Norman castle, site of an ancient temple of Venus, is an hour's drive from Mazara. From Trapani or Marsala you can reach the lovely Egadi islands. Palermo, Sicily's exotic capital, and the Vale of Temples at Agrigento are easy day trips.

Mazara is a Mecca for people who like to eat - not the place to come if you are on a diet! It offers a wide range of excellent trattorias and restaurants, where you can savour the freshest seafood and fish, not to mention the delights of Sicilian traditional fare from fish couscous to melanzane alla parmigiana - aubergines baked with cheese, basil and tomato sauce In the manual you will find in the house, we recommend the very best of local restaurants, all of them dedicated to offering excellent Sicilian cuisine and at very reasonable prices. For families there are many low cost, child-friendly pizzerias on the lovely promenade beyond the city centre. They offer not only pizzas, but a very wide range of pasta, vegetable, meat, seafood and fish dishes. Those of you with a sweet tooth won't resist the pasticcerie - pastry shops - where you can buy mouth-watering delicacies, such as cassata, cannoli or almond pastries. or delicious ice cream. Remember Sicilian ice cream is the best!

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Member since: 2002
Speaks English, Spanish, Portuguese, Italian
Response time:
Within a few hours
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Calendar last updated:
18 June, 2017

About Caroline

I am a long term Siculophile. Married to Marcello,

a Sicilian, I have been coming here for forty years.

Marcello had already inherited the villa next door, when this villa came on the market.

We loved the grounds and the space and enhanced it with a makeover inside and a swimming pool.

I have written about our Sicilian family in my book

"Casa Nostra. A Home in Sicily" published in 2007

Caroline purchased this villa in 2008

Why Caroline chose Trapani province

Santa Rosalia formerly formed part of the estate next door belonging to Marcello and his brothers.

It has beautiful gardens with palms and ancient olive trees planted when Marcello was a child.

What makes this villa unique

The huge gardens set well away from the road afford a unique level of privacy while the fenced pool within view of the shaded pergola make keeping an eye on the children easy.


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday villa in Mazara del Vallo in Sicily

Property Type:
  • villa (detached)
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 4305 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 10
  • pets considered
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • near the sea
  • rural
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Activities Guide
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Basic Soaps
  • Bottled Water
  • Filtered Water
  • Fireplace
  • Firewood
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Sunbed
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 10 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom1 - Toilet , Bath with Shower , Bidet
    Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , Bidet , brand new
    Bathroom 3 - Toilet , Bath with Shower , Bidet , enormous
  • The first bathroom is very spacious with a large semicircular bath and shower attachment. The washbasin is set in a wide marble top with plenty of space to put bathroom accessories. The second bathroom is brand new, decorated in spectacular aquamarine with exotic Tunisian tiles. There is a walk-in shower enclosure while a low wall divides the washbasin from the loo and bidet. The third bathroom on the ground floor is very big and elegant, decorated in Carrara marble wirh a very large bath tub. All three bathrooms are light and airy with windows onto the garden. There are towel racks, soap dishes etc. in all three and all the shower units are brand new. The second bathroom has its own outside boiler, while hot water from the other two comes from the main boiler. We provide soap in all bathrooms and two hair dryers.
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Large Double Bed , 1 Cot
    Bedroom 2 - 2 Single Bed , Can accommodate an extra bed
    Bedroom 3 - 1 Large Double Bed
    Bedroom 4 - 2 Single Bed , Can accommodate an extra bed
    Bedroom 5 - 1 Large Double Bed , 1 Sofa bed/Futon , additional and rented separately
  • All bedrooms have been newly decorated, all but one with cast iron beds, and all with comfortable mattresses, bedside tables and reading lights. Three of the bedrooms have fitted wardrobes with plenty of space for clothes and personal belongings. The fourth, has a chest of drawers and a a clothes rack instead of a wardrobe. All the bedrooms are on the first floor and look out onto the garden and all are equipped with air conditioning. We can provide a child's cot if required.
  • Audio Tape Player
  • Books ...
  • Books - Fiction / Non-fiction
  • Books for Kids
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player ...
  • Music Library
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • Deck Chairs
  • Beach Towels
  • Bicycles ...
  • Garden ...
  • Barbecue
  • Patio
  • Veranda ...
  • Terrace
  • 10 garden chairs
  • 6 deck chairs
  • wheelchair accessible ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Outdoor Pool
  • Private Pool ...
  • churches
  • marina
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • water parks
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • horse riding
  • paddle boating
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • snorkelling
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing
The house is accessed by its own road so that it does not share access with the villa next door. There are two entrances into the house, one into the sitting room and another into a hall which also leads into a separate apartment. This is usually empty, but may be used by a caretaker or the owner from time to time. The pergola in front of the house provides seating for 10. Both the kitchen and dining room seat 8. All bedrooms and the kitchen have air conditioning and there is mosquito netting on the bedroom windows. Electric fans are provided for the living areas and the ground floor is heated in wiinter by a wood fired stove. The villa has been redecorated and refurnished recently to a high standard in a mixture of country and ethnic styles. It is family friendly and especially suitable for small children. There is a gate on the stairs and we can provide cots, high chairs, baby bath & baby recliner. The swimming pool is fenced and can be viewed from the house.




Prices & Availability

Rental rates

Convert Currency
Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
High season
17 Jun 2017 - 14 Jul 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Peak season
15 Jul 2017 - 1 Sep 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
High Season
2 Sep 2017 - 29 Sep 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Late summer
30 Sep 2017 - 3 Nov 2017
4 night minimum stay
for 4 nights
Low season
4 Nov 2017 - 22 Dec 2017
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
Notes: Rates are based on 1 guests; add £100 per night, per additional guest
Christmas New Year
23 Dec 2017 - 5 Jan 2018
4 night minimum stay
for 4 nights
Low season
6 Jan 2018 - 30 Mar 2018
4 night minimum stay
for 4 nights
31 Mar 2018 - 6 Apr 2018
4 night minimum stay
for 4 nights
7 Apr 2018 - 4 May 2018
4 night minimum stay
for 4 nights
Early summer
5 May 2018 - 15 Jun 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
High season
16 Jun 2018 - 20 Jul 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Peak season
21 Jul 2018 - 31 Aug 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
High season
1 Sep 2018 - 28 Sep 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Late summer
29 Sep 2018 - 2 Nov 2018
4 night minimum stay
for 4 nights
My Standard Rate
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Refundable Damage Deposit £300

The villa is ideal for 8 people but. 2 extra beds can be supplied for a charge of £100 each per week. Alternatively guests may rent the adjoining ground floor studio with sofa bed for 2 people for a charge of £300 per week.
Groups of more than 10 people may like to rent the ground floor of Santa Maria in addition
(property 6995), which sleeps 6.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

Please ask the owner or check their rental agreement when booking the property.
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