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Enjoy Sicilian Sun with swimming, sun bath, walks in nature, beaches.....

People4
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms1
Space 452 sq. ft.
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 2 - 28 nights
Popular Features
  • Barbecue
  • Washing Machine
  • Private Pool
  • Air Conditioning
  • Internet
  • Parking

Overview

About the property

Silence and comfort in a charming garden, 10 min. by Bike From Mondello beach

Enjoy the Sunny side of Life in villa Castelforte with POOL situated 10 min. by bike from Mondello beach and 15 min. by car from Palermo centre in one of the quietest zones of Mondello.

Villa Castelforte is divided into two units:

”TWO rooms apartment” (42 sq.m. - max. 4 people) and a

“STUDIO apartment” (22 sq.m. - max. 2 people)

Each apartment has a separate entrance and private outdoor areas equipped to be able to enjoy the pleasant Mediterranean climate.

1)The interior of "TWO rooms” apartment (42 sq.m.) consists of

•a bright and comfortably living-dining room overlooking the garden, with cooking facilities, kitchen and table equipment, a double sofa bed (a wide curtain makes private bedroom area with a French bed), stove, iron, satellite TV.

•a separate bed room with air conditioning, mosquito net on the bed (French bed) and a wide window overlooking the garden.

•A bathroom with shower, sink, wc, hair dryer and washing-machine.

•At the entrance there is a covered patio with table chairs for outdoor dining.

2)The interior of "STUDIO” apartment" (22 sq.m.) is comprised of

•a living area with cooking facilities, kitchen and table equipment, stove, satellite TV, air conditioning and a French bed.

•a bathroom with shower, sink, wc, hair dryer and washing-machine.

•a big PRIVATE south terrace facing Monte Pellegrino, equipped with sofa, table, chairs and a small barbecue for outdoor dining.

The shared spaces are: The garden with pool, outdoor shower and parking.

The garden and pool (about 11 x 5m. and 1.20 m. deep) are extremely relaxing and surrounded by lovely plants and mature trees.

Different points equipped in the garden provide peace and outdoor relaxation to spent the majority of time rotating from the sun, to the shade, to the pool and back again to sunny spots to dry off - with a drink or a book in hand!

The pool is open from May to October but on request it is possible in different period.

MONTHLY WINTER:

"TWO rooms” apartment from December the 1st to March 31, € 510 (minimun 30 nights)

"STUDIO” apartment from December the 1st to March 31, € 450 (minimun 30 nights)

THE PRICE INCLUDES:

- Wi Fi 24 h

- Bed sheets

- Shower towel

- Tablecloth, towels and potholders

- 1 beach umbrella

- Parking

- Initial and final cleaning

- Gas for cooking and water

NOT INCLUDED IN THE PRICE:

The cost of electricity consumed is 0.35 hw/h

There is a counter inside the apartment

ON REQUEST:

Beach towel €10 for 1 week

Bicycles €10 for 1 week, €15 for 2 weeks

Housekeeper

Direct transfer from Palermo Airport from 19.00 onwards

Here you do not need to rent a car, just cycling or walking around Mondello (fishing village, shops, restaurants, beach).

Bus stop to Palermo old centre 900 m.

Big Carrefour Supermarket 200 m.

Restaurant- pizza 200 m.

Beach 1200 m.

Palermo Airport 22 km.

Please ask me and I'll be happy to help you!

If you require further information do not hesitate to

contact me, English, Spanish and French spoken.

Good energy from quiet Mediterranean garden

•Pleasant strolls in the green and amazing Sicily within short distance from home

and all very seasoned with lots of sunbath, pool and sea swimming and bike rides, never forgetting a tour of the beauty of Palermo, rich in brightly coloured Arab markets and amazing churches and ancient buildings.

Il quartiere

Mondello: This is commonly known as the Palermo people’s beach, famous for its elegant Liberty-style villas, its white sand and its crystal-clear water. However, Mondello, about 7 km from Palermo, has not always looked like this: once upon a time, this basin, enclosed between Monte Gallo and Monte Pellegrino, was an unhealthy swamp with a small fishermen’s village nearby, that was built around the old tuna fishing nets site. Towards the end of the nineteenth century, after the land was reclaimed, elegant Liberty-style bathing establishments were built that attracts lots of visitors

Not to be missed: A walk through the picturesque village of Mondello, a fish-based gluttonous meal in one of the local restaurants.

More Details

Owner
Silvia Baldi
Member since: 2009
Speaks English, French, Spanish, Italian
Calendar last updated:
13 October, 2017

About Silvia Baldi

I like travelling the World, spending most of Winter, from December to March with my little backpack wandering and connecting with new people between different cultures.

I love it.

When I come back in Sicily, I’m very happy to find again my family, friends, dogs, cats, books and gardens.

My mind is full of images, new experiences, deep feelings and I’m ready to receive new friends ...... and my journey continues with your holidays at my Home!

Most of my guests arrive as guests but leave as friends keeping in touch. This is a great satisfaction for me! and it is what makes this job amazing and never boring.

It is a bit like traveling the World, you never know who'll meet tomorrow and how many new experiences you can enjoy, it is always a surprise.

Silvia Baldi purchased this villa in 1970

Why Silvia Baldi chose Palermo

Welcome Home ! This house was designed and built by my parents when I was 5 years old, and from then I live here,

I and the palm trees have the same age!

I love this place because it allows me to live surrounded by nature, near the beach but away from the hustle and bustle, only few minutes from the city centre.

You will love this place……..come and see for yourself !

Silvia

What makes this villa unique

• Good energy from Mediterranean garden

• Delicious food from my Mum

• Tasty dinners after Sicilian cooking class with my brother Stefano

• Revitalizing Shiatsu massage at sunset by the pool

• Pleasant strolls in the green and amazing Sicily within short distance from home ..........and all very seasoned with lots of sunbath, pool and sea swimming and bike rides, never forgetting a tour of the beauty of Palermo, rich in brightly coloured Arab markets and amazing churches and ancient buildings.

Guestbook comments from the owner

Wonderful holiday: "We had a great first trip to Sicily with our 3yr old daughter, it's an amazing country but Silvia's house makes it all the more so. Lovely pool and beautiful garden, house has everything you need. And Silvia isvery friendly, providing advice of where to go and what to do, and delicious home-made food made by her Mum! The house is one minute by car from a big Carrefour supermarket, 10mins to Mondello beach and 20mins by car into Palermo. We will be back! Thank you Silvia :)

Date of Stay 12 July 2012, from Mrs. Rachel UK



'We were all very pleased with villa Castelforte, it was clean, well presented with a spacious garden and terrace surrounded by a beautiful view. The area it was located in was perfect as it was close to shops, bus stops and an amazing beach. The owner was welcoming and helpful. Overall we loved our stay at Castelforte and would definately recommend it to anyone!' - 11/02/2009 from Mrs. Monika H.
Mar 2009
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Facilities

Accommodation and facilities for this holiday villa in Mondello in Palermo

Property Type:
  • villa
Building Type:
  • villa
Meals:
  • Catering available
  • Breakfast - Booking Possible
Housekeeping:
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 452 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 13:30
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • Max. adults: 4
  • Min. age of primary renter: 28
  • Not suitable for children
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets considered ...
  • Not included in the price: The cost of electricity is 0.35 Kw/h There is a counter inside the apartment.
  • At the check-in is required a refoundable security deposit for €200 cash for 7 nights, or €100 cash €100 cash for less than 7 nights.
  • No external guests admitted
Location Type:
  • beach
  • village
Theme:
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob ...
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , Bidet , hair dryers
  • Bathroom with shower, sink, WC, hair dryer, washing machine.
Bedrooms:
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Double Bed
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 2+2 (1 Bedroom with french bed, 1 livingroom with french bed) Notes on bedrooms: A bedroom with double bed, air-conditioning, mosquito net on the bed and wide window overlooking the garden.
Entertainment:
  • Books ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
Outside:
  • Bicycles ...
  • Terrace ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Garden ...
  • Barbecue ...
  • 2 bicycles
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool
  • Private Pool ...
Attractions:
  • bay
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • live theatre
  • marina
  • museums
  • reefs
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • horse riding
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • hiking
  • mountain climbing
  • sailing
  • diving
  • snorkelling
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing
Notes:
Check-in from 14.00 to 20.00 Departure from 08.00 to 10.00 Key pick up with owner Events or parties NOT allowed. Suitable for small pets prior arrangement with owner The price includes: - WiFi - bed sheets - shower towels - tablecloth, towels and potholders - 1 beach umbrella - private parking in the garden - initial and final cleaning - gas for cooking - cold and warm water Costs NOT INCLUDED to be paid directly to the owner on site: - Electricity consumption costs €0,35 (Kw/h) there is a counter inside the apartment At the check-in is required a REFUNDABLE security deposit for €200 cash for 7 nights, or €50 cash for less then 7 nights The deposit will be returned cash at check-out upon return of keys less the cost of energy consumption. ON REQUEST: Beach towels Direct transfer from Palermo Airport to “villa Castelforte”only for arrival after 19.00 (and late arrival in the night) Bicycl

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Amazing holidays in a paradise

  • 5 of 5

Amazing holidays in a paradise corner! The place is a peacefully surrounded by the Green and located really close to the Mondello beach.

The nice houses are curated in detail, clean and well equipped as well as the awesome garden with an easy access to the swimming pool. The owners are great hosts and the atmosphere is friendly. Just 2 minutes walking, you will find bars, pizzeria and a newsstand with international newspaper and ...more important... the food market is just 3 minutes walking and open by 10 p.m. So I really recommend it!

  • Review Submitted: Jul 3, 2017
  • Date of Stay: May 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Baci&Baci ;)
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5

Perfect, tranquil retreat

  • 5 of 5

My partner & I loved this property. Set away from the beach front (but close enough to to walk there), the villa was located in a lovely peaceful setting. Gardens & pool were beautiful & the one bedroom villa was unique & lovely. Silvia was the perfect host, helpful, friendly & informative but ensured we were not disturbed. If we were coming back to Mondello then we would stay here again. Thank you

  • Review Submitted: Sep 26, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much, it was a pleasure to host you. Big kiss from Maya and me :)
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Lovely pool & garden, too many rules

  • 2 of 5

I stayed here with my husband, daughter and her 15 month baby.

The only asset to this property is the pool and garden. Even at that, the owner Sylvia was constantly telling us all the things we couldn't do!

The accommodation is small and uncomfortable. we had to pay separately for the air con which was set at a temperature that we couldn't alter. The air con is only in the bedroom which means the other room (kitchen/bed recess) is always hot and sticky.

Sylvia wouldn't get a baby cot for us which meant the baby had to sleep in the bed with his mum.

We stayed in Sicily for one month and this was our first rental. We do not get a good impression of the Island. Sylvia wanted money for everything..lifts to the airport, mini bar in the fridge, etc.

Even the beach at Mondello was filthy!

Fortunately as our travels progressed our future hosts and accommodations were superb and we left Sicily happy with our holiday. Our experience with this rental was the only sour fruit!

  • Review Submitted: Aug 3, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: My dear Val you are completely right and many thanks for pointing out for future Guests. In my pool, for hygienic standard is required to use the shower before using it and it is required not to throw paper, plastic bottles, hairpins, food and fruits in the water and in the garden. I'm sorry you do not agree with these House Rules. Taxi, mini bar, baby-cots are extra anywhere in the world, not only by me. Before any booking I point all that is included and all that is NOT included, In the Web site is specified in English: ”TWO rooms apartment” (42 sm2 - max. 4 people) has a separate bed room with air conditioning (AC energy consumption costs 0,40 Euro/Kw.). Then the guest is free to choose or not my property. In Asia they say: everyone brings joy here. Most people when they enter, others when they leave  Thanks again !
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Good holiday

  • 4 of 5

Silvia is a terrific hostess and speaks excellent English. Villa perfect for two adults. Beautiful enclosed garden and a pool that stayed a lovely temperature whatever the time! Bus to Palermo or Mondello within easy walking distance but, should you wish to explore further (Erice recommended), a car is essential. Although no restaurants within easy walking distance, Carrefor supermarket is at the end of the road! Loved evening meals/drinks on back patio but mosquito coils suggested! Recommended.

  • Review Submitted: Dec 17, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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5

A fantastic little retreat

  • 5 of 5

We arrived at the end of September for a week and thoroughly enjoyed our stay in this lovely apartment. Just the right size for the two of us, well equipped and with a fantastic sun terrace and gorgeous pool and garden. Our holiday got off to a great start as we'd ordered a home cooked meal from Silvia's mother which was absolutely superb. Would definitely stay here again - although would brave the roads on the bikes which are available for guests to use, as otherwise you are a bit of a walk from Mondello centre. Silvia is lovely and a font of knowledge about the area and the island - she very generously spent some time advising us on things to do/see during our time there. Highly recommended all round.

  • Review Submitted: Oct 24, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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5

A lovely chilled out holiday

  • 5 of 5

Our holiday at the villa was very enjoyable. Sylvia was really helpful in recommending where to visit and places to eat. The villa itself was well presented. The pool was welcomed especially as we were there when the weather was in its 30s. We highly recommend mama's food and the cooking course with Stefano was a memorable experience for us both. We look forward to visiting again.

  • Review Submitted: Oct 3, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Location

Nearest Airport
22 Kilometres
Falcone-Borsellino Palermo
Nearest Barpub
200 Metres
"Bistro"
Nearest Ferry
7 Kilometres
Palermo
Nearest Train
8 Kilometres
Palermo-Notarbartolo
Nearest Motorway
3 Kilometres
Mondello Exit
Nearest Restaurant
200 Metres
"Bistrot" in Castelforte square
Nearest Beach
1200 Metres
Mondello beach
Car: not necessary

Special interest holidays:

Mondello, commonly known as the Palermo people’s beach, famous for its elegant liberty-style villas, its white sand and its crystal-clear water. However, Mondello, about 7km from Palermo, has not always looked like this. Once upon a time, this basin, enclosed between Monte Gallo and Monte Pellegrino, was an unhealthy swamp with a small fishermen’s village nearby, that was built around the old tuna fishing nets site. Towards the end of the 19th century, after the land was reclaimed, elegant liberty-style bathing establishments were built that attract lots of visitors.

Coast/Beach:

Sandy beach of Mondello can be reached in 3 min drive, 10 min. bike or 20 minutes walking.

Monte Pellegrino natural reserve 5 min drive. All local facilities and amenities nearby.

Travel:

Palermo airport (Falcone -Borsellino) is at about 20/25 minutes drive from the house, 15km.

Distances:

Supermarket 250m. Shops 250m. Mondello centre 1.9km. Restaurant 1.2km. Palermo town centre only 7km.

Further Details:

In Mondello many facilities - windsurf, diving, tennis, open-air cinema, open disco dancing, many restaurants with fresh made dishes, pizzas, Sicilian and international dishes, boutiques, beauty centre, supermarket, rent car, hire bike. September is a beautiful month in Sicily; The temperature is from 20° to 28° degrees, so one can still swim as well as very often in October, when the temperature is from 16° to 25° degrees (celsius). In November as in April there are normally 14°-20° degrees, in December 9°-16°, in January 8°-15°, in February 9°-16°, in March 10°-17°, in April 11°-20°, in May 14°-24°, in June 18°-28°.

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Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday villa in Mondello, Sicily

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
EUR
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event Price
 
1 week-2 pers. (2 rooms apt.)
27 Sep 2017 - 31 Oct 2017
2 night minimum stay
£91
for 2 nights
From
£41
From
£45
Fri,Sat
£536
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add £11 per night, per additional guest
 
Monthly Winter (2 rooms apt.)
11 Dec 2017 - 22 Mar 2018
28 night minimum stay
£467
for 28 nights
£500
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add £1 per night, per additional guest
 
1 week-2 pers. (2 rooms apt.)
23 Mar 2018 - 30 Apr 2018
2 night minimum stay
£89
for 2 nights
From
£40
From
£45
Fri,Sat
£518
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add £11 per night, per additional guest
 
1 week-2 pers. (2 rooms apt.)
6 May 2018 - 31 May 2018
2 night minimum stay
£95
for 2 nights
From
£43
From
£46
Fri,Sat
£589
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add £12 per night, per additional guest
 
1 week-2 pers. (2 rooms apt.)
1 Jun 2018 - 27 Jun 2018
3 night minimum stay
£170
for 3 nights
From
£54
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add £12 per night, per additional guest
 
1 week-2 pers. (2 rooms apt.)
28 Jun 2018 - 31 Jul 2018
Changeover Day: Thursday
7 night minimum stay
£453
for 7 nights
From
£63
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add £12 per night, per additional guest
 
1 week-2 pers. (2 rooms apt.)
1 Aug 2018 - 31 Aug 2018
Changeover Day: Thursday
7 night minimum stay
£509
for 7 nights
From
£71
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add £12 per night, per additional guest
 
1 week-2 pers. (2 rooms apt.)
1 Sep 2018 - 30 Sep 2018
2 night minimum stay
£134
for 2 nights
From
£63
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add £11 per night, per additional guest

Additional pricing information

Pet Fee £17.86
Final cleaning £8.93

I require my guests' payments to be made in two instalments. The first payment €100 is due on line, The remaining balance is due cash on arrival
At the check-in is required a refoundable security deposit for €200 cash for 7 nights, or €100 cash for less than 7 nights. The deposit will be returned cash at check-out (except for any damage)
Check-in from 14.00 to 21.00 - Check-out from 07.00 to 10.00
Key pick up with owner

THE PRICE INCLUDES:
Wi Fi 24H
Bed sheets
Shower towel
Tablecloth, towels and potholders
1 beach umbrella
Parking
Initial and final cleaning
Gas for cooking and water


NOT INCLUDED IN THE PRICE:
The cost of electricity consumed is 0.35 KW/h
There is a counter inside the apartment

ON REQUEST:
Beach towel €10 for 1 week
Bicycles €10 for 1 week, €15 for 2 weeks
Housekeeper
Direct transfer from Palermo Airport from 19.00 onwards

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.
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