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Your Fantastic Holiday in a Quaint Village Near the Beach with Mountain View

Overview

Property

Updated: 26-Nov-2016
Terrace Suite: 2 BR/2 ½ BA - Furnished Decks, Exterior Cooking, Wi-Fi, A/C

We have advertised this property on Home Away for the past fourteen years, since 2013. We proudly share again the following message.

This beautiful architect designed VILLA DELLE PALME, owner's holiday residence, is ideal if you want to stay away from commercial properties. It is available year round for weekly rent. It offers a Garden Suite (advert 9100) and a Terrace Suite (advert 8398) that can be interconnected to accommodate larger groups.

The GARDEN SUITE (advert 9100) with its unique style and comfort will surprise you to an unforgettable holiday. It is exquisitely furnished with antiques and family heirlooms. In the evening you will relax in the shade of the secluded subtropical garden. You will feel free to move in and out from the covered patio and the luscious garden to the intimate and comfortable living room.

In this Suite we can accommodate up to 11 guests and a total of 13 guests with additional beds. It includes up to 5 bedrooms; 3 washrooms; living; dining; kitchen; fully furnished covered deck with exterior cooking facility, eating and barbecue and, of course, access to the subtropical garden.

The TERRACE SUITE (advert 8398) is located above the Garden Suite. It has independent exterior access overlooking the subtropical garden. This section is perfectly sized for your romantic holiday. The fully furnished large decks (60 square meters) are covered with traditional logs and clay tiles, perfect for indulgent candlelight dinners while you relax at the breeze of the sea and enjoy the view of the mountains and the nearby town, after a day of sightseeing. You would then catch your dreams in the most comfortable custom-made beds and 100% cotton linen. You will enjoy the vaulted ceilings, the original oil paintings on the walls and the birds and cherries hand-painted on the new custom-made cabinets of the kitchen area.

In this Suite we can accommodate up to 4 guests (7 guests with additional beds). It includes up to 3 bedrooms; 1 ½ washrooms; exterior shower; living and dining; fully equipped kitchen including D/W; 2 furnished covered decks with exterior cooking facility, eating and barbecue.

In either suite of Villa delle Palme you will find custom-made beds; HIGH SPEED INTERNET; a WALL SAFE, should you wish to have extra protection for your jewels and valuables; 100% COTTON LINEN to insure you the best comfort while you sleep; Sicily MAPS and GUIDES in English, a treasure of information for your explorations; at your arrival you will find a SUPPLY FOR YOUR BASIC NEEDS, such as one complimentary cold bottled water, sugar, salt. WASHING MACHINE, soap, iron and iron board are available at no charge. CENTRAL HEATING, at no charge, will make your winter stay comfortable. During summer A/C is available in each room on request.

Use of barbecue, griddle, deep-frying and smoking on covered patio or terrace only.

All guests to be registered

Small pets to be approved and registered

Laundry deck and garden are shared by guests and owners

Both suites can be interconnected and can be rented together to accommodate larger groups up to 15 guests (or 17 guests with additional beds) with a total of 7 bedrooms and 5 ½ washrooms.

A small section of the house and an area of the garden is reserved to the owners use.

Please contact the owner to receive a quotation tailored to length of your stay and your group size.

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ABOUT SICILY:

Sicily is the largest and most important island in the Mediterranean, it extends for 25,460sq km. Planes of fertile red soil, excellent for the cultivation of vine grapes, citrus orchards and olive groves, alternate with hills, green in spring for the cultivation of wheat and, among the majestic mountains, Mount Etna, the most popular of active volcanoes. The climate is typically Mediterranean along the coasts, with mild, short winters and moderate rainfall.

NEAR-BY CENTERS:

Palermo, 1.500.000 inhabitants, capital of Sicily – an island in the sea of sunlight – is a splendid city adorned in the course of 2500 years by Greeks, Arab Emirs, Norman Kings and Spanish Viceroys; it offers an incomparable example of beauty, history, culture and traditions to excite the mind and the eye. It has a wide selection of museums and entertainment. Casteldaccia is well connected to Palermo by freeway and by public transportation. Close-by centers are: Santa Flavia and Solunto, with its Graeco-Roman archaeological site, 3 km west; Bagheria, an active and very alive town, ideal for elegant shopping, with its seventeenth century mansions once summer retreat of the Palermitan aristocracy, 5 km west; Porticello, a delightful fisherman village, 3 km west; Aspra, another unspoiled fisherman village, 5 km west; and Altavilla, with its Sanctuary to the Holy Mary, 2 km east. All are offering plenty of tourist attractions.

EXCURSIONS:

Casteldaccia is east of Palermo, so you will be closer and will not meet the city traffic when driving for a day trip to Cefalu`, Taormina, Mount Etna, Siracusa, Agrigento, Selinunte.

We recommend excursions to: Palermo e Monreale (20 km), Cefalu` (50 km), Segesta, Agrigento, Madonie Natural Park (80 km), Taormina (200 km), Mount Etna (200 km), Siracusa (250 km), Eolie

Islands.

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TESTIMONIALS FROM GUESTBOOK - TERRACE SECTION

Date of stay: 6-20 July, 2014

Dear Maria & Riccardo,

Thank you do much for all your help to make our stay in Casteldaccia so memorable!

The 'Attico' is so very comfortable and we felt very much at home during our 2 weeks here.

Thank you, too, Alessandra!

We love the spiral staircase!

Love from Sarah & Jan B from UK

P.S. Excuse my handwriting but I haven't written anything for 2 weeks and have nearly forgotten how!

That's what 2 weeks of relaxation does to you!!

Sarah & Jan from UK

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Date of stay: 28 May-2 June 2014

Dear Maria + Riccardo,

thank you for a wonderful stay in your unique and beautiful apartment.

It has made our trip to Sicily truly memorable.

Warmest wishes,

Julia & Steve M from UK

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Date of stay: 3-10 May, 2014

We have a great stay.

Everything was PERFECT.

Nice weather, nice apartment, nice sightseeing and very delicious food.

Thomas and Sabine P. from Germany

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Date of stay: 4-15 November 2013

Dear Maria, Riccardo & dear Alessandra,

We really enjoyed our holidays at your apartment in Casteldaccia! Sicily is so nice - even in November we had some sunny days and went to the sandy beaches of Cefalù and still took a bath in the sea. Love the clear water! We climbed on the Etna and also had a wonderful view from the top of the amphitheatre in Segesta. Besides we relaxed in the studio on the rainy days. I love to use the shower outside! We cooked a lot, too. The people of Casteldaccia were very friendly, even if they couldn't speak English - with the help of hands and feet (and a smile!) we always got along.

It's a shame that we didn't get to know you two ( because you are in Canada right now)!

Anyway, many, many thanks to Alessandra who did a great job!

Best wishes,

Daniel H, Maria K, Eckhard S, Rita K from Germany

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Date of stay: 27 October-3 November, 2013

Wonderful week spent in the house for a family reunion. We had 4 children who had a great time playing in the garden.

Great base for exploring the local area.

Highlights:

1 - Climbing 'La Rocca' at Cefalù - beautiful sea views, amazing sunset.

2 - Having a beach day(also at Cefalù) in November!!!

3 - Ruins at Segesta - again gorgeous views

4 - Gelati on a daily basis - personal local favourite was 'La Rotonda'

Took the advice of previous guest and had roast chicken from the deli - delicious

Thank you for the very detailed instructions, very handy.

fabulous holiday. Just wish it could have been longer.

9 guests + 2 babies from Australia: Andrew & Catherine A, Poppy, Harriet, Hamish, Samuel + Stuart A, Alexandra O, Charlotte, Archie

Occupied Garden Section + Terrace Section

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Date of stay: Sept 1-8, 2013

Never having been to Sicily before we did not know what to expect... Wow!

Great people, great food, fantastic accommodations we love it here.

Cefalù beaches, Agrigento ruins, Palermo all easy driving distance.

Alessandra, Riccardo, Maria all ready and willing to help. We need to stay two weeks next time.

4 guests from Alberta and British Columbia, Canada: Karl K. & Julie, Mark & Nancy

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Date of stay: August 14-24, 2013

Thank you for a great ten-day stay, which we've enjoyed enormously. great studio apartment, complemented by wonderful weather, excellent food & wine, & some lovely places to visit.

We've not been adventurous, but have hopped on and off more trains & buses than we normally do in England. And have had a memorable holiday. We've really warmed up to Casteldaccia, & won't forget in a hurry the splendid celebrations for San Giuseppe. the fireworks were great; but the storm the next night was even louder & brighter!

Thank you, & warmest best wishes,

6 guests from Oxford, UK: Helen A., Eddie, Esme, Jez, Freya, Etty

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Date of stay: April 27-May 1, 2013

Dear Maria & Riccardo,

The suite was WONDERFUL!

We really appreciated the porch & open, airy living space. Our 1st visit to

Sicily was great!

Thank you!

4 guests from Seattle, Washington, USA: Patricia D, Keith, Selena, Virginia

More Details

Details for holiday villa ., 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 7, 2 Bathrooms, 1 Separate WC

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  • Sleeps 7
  • 3 Bedrooms
  • 2 Bathrooms, 1 Separate Toilet
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • Pets considered
  • Internet
  • Dish washer
  • Washing machine
  • Towels provided
  • Linens provided

Top Traveller Review

About the Owner

The garden has been in my family since the year 1725, when the town of Casteldaccia was founded by my ancestors.

I grew up and played every summer with my brother and my cousins in this garden, at that time much larger. Many years later, also my children played in it every summer. Many of my fondest memories are connected to this garden

Speaks English

7 Reviews

4.7
based on 7 holidaymaker reviews

5

Heaven on Earth

  • 5 of 5

I will admit outright to being a lover of Sicily, to the extent that it is the country I would most like to return to in the entire world. Staying in the Terrace Room at Maria and Riccardo's villa is to be confronted by beauty all around, from the natural world--fruit trees in the garden--and the artistic work of the owners. It is also well located for day trips around the top half of the island, full days in Palermo and overnights in Taormina and other such gloriously beautiful places. What a wonderful time my wife and I enjoyed there!

  • Review Submitted: Nov 30, 2016
  • Date of Stay: May 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

Better than home

  • 5 of 5

We were lucky to find that the terrace suite was free in May for a birthday excursion. We stayed in the Garden suite a few years ago and our stay this time in the newly renovated terrace suite was superb. As always, our hosts were warm, welcoming and helpful. Sitting out on the balcony in the morning and evening, overlooking the large and abundant garden, was the perfect beginning and ending to each day. The space is large, very comfortable and full of personal and artistic touches that say so much about our hosts. The suite is well pictured in the ad, clean, well-supplied and ready for guests. It’s a short ride to the train station to get into Palermo and the beaching nearby is a welcome for the weary traveller. Highly recommended.

  • Review Submitted: Nov 30, 2016
  • Date of Stay: May 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

A garden oasis

  • 5 of 5

My boyfriend and I stayed at Maria's Terrace Suite in June and it was a real treat ! The garden oasis is lovely and with it's lush greenery it really helped with the summer heat! The room was comfortable and very clean and all the details that Maria and her husband put in to the place really show their love for their home and land. I plan on visiting again soon as it's so easy to get around Siciliy from Casteldaccia.

  • Review Submitted: Oct 26, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

Great place

  • 5 of 5

Really nice with a walled in garden and all the commodities. Very good relationship with the owners. Will recommend.

  • Review Submitted: Oct 18, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2016
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4

very clean and orderly

  • 4 of 5

A very nice place to visit lots to see and do .Very difficult driving conditions in towns though.

Overall great

  • Review Submitted: Sep 12, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2016
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4

Cozy Mediterranen paradise of colours and scents.

  • 4 of 5

My wife and I were welcomed in the Garden Suite as old friends by the owners. The accommodations were just as we had expected from the description, and we felt right at home surrounded by a beautiful garden and view. The artistic decor throughout was the original work of our host and gave all the flavour of an Italian holiday. The welcoming large open veranda with confortable sofas and eating area was a great attraction after a day at the beach. The small town provided to all our needs and the beach was indeed close. We felt really at home and will indeed return.

  • Review Submitted: Jun 19, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2015
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Location

From the Owner

The house, built in 1965, was my first project after I graduated in Architecture! Every year I return with my family to this house and to Casteldaccia to restore my energy and get in touch with my roots. For 10 years, during summer, I ran in the garden a ‘Scuolina’, a free Art School for the children of Casteldaccia and nearby towns, teaching drawing, painting and ceramics.

Activity and Interests

Nearest Airport : Falcone-Borsellino at 50 Kilometres Nearest Barpub : Casteldaccia at 0.05 Kilometres Nearest Ferry : Palermo at 20 Kilometres Nearest Train : Casteldaccia at 1 Kilometres Nearest Motorway : Casteldaccia at 0.5 Kilometres Nearest Restaurant : Casteldaccia at 0.05 Kilometres Nearest Beach : Casteldaccia at 2 Kilometres Car: recommended

VILLA DELLE PALME is located in the heart of Casteldaccia, a quaint village on a Sicilian hill, two km from the sea and 20 min. easy drive to Palermo. The location offers a unique setting. Not isolated in the country, this villa is placed in the center of the town, melted among the town houses. You enter a portal and are placed in a magic intimate garden, while at the same time retain a taste of the local life, easy shopping and leisure walks.

Excellent is the local production of wine. Don’t forget to taste the world renown 'Corvo, Duca di Salaparuta'. Freeway connection, located 200 meters away, will allow you to quickly connect, explore and discover remote areas of the island.

Availability

Rental rates

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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
 
November 2016-February 2017
1 Nov 2016 - 28 Feb 2017
4 night minimum stay
£162
for 4 nights
From
£25
From
£27
Thu,Fri,Sat,Sun
£219
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add £6 per night, per additional guest
 
March-April 2017
1 Mar 2017 - 30 Apr 2017
4 night minimum stay
£179
for 4 nights
From
£29
From
£32
Thu,Fri,Sat,Sun
£244
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add £8 per night, per additional guest
 
May-June 2017
1 May 2017 - 30 Jun 2017
4 night minimum stay
£211
for 4 nights
From
£37
From
£40
Thu,Fri,Sat,Sun
£294
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add £10 per night, per additional guest
 
July-August 2017
1 Jul 2017 - 31 Aug 2017
4 night minimum stay
£270
for 4 nights
From
£51
From
£56
Thu,Fri,Sat,Sun
£385
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add £14 per night, per additional guest
 
September 2017
1 Sep 2017 - 30 Sep 2017
4 night minimum stay
£216
for 4 nights
From
£38
From
£42
Thu,Fri,Sat,Sun
£302
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add £10 per night, per additional guest
 
October 2017
1 Oct 2017 - 31 Oct 2017
4 night minimum stay
£189
for 4 nights
From
£31
From
£35
Thu,Fri,Sat,Sun
£260
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add £8 per night, per additional guest
 
November 2017-February 2018
1 Nov 2017 - 28 Feb 2018
4 night minimum stay
£162
for 4 nights
From
£25
From
£27
Thu,Fri,Sat,Sun
£219
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add £6 per night, per additional guest
 
My Standard Rate
4 night minimum stay
£162
for 4 nights
From
£25
From
£27
Thu,Fri,Sun
£219
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add £6 per night, per additional guest

Additional pricing information

Final Cleaning £61
Pet Fee £17
Tax Rate 10.0%

The above basic prices are for double occupancy
Please contact us to receive a quotation tailored to the length of your stay and your group size

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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

From the Owner

My home is located off the main road of Casteldaccia, at walking distance from all the stores. At the same time allows me to retreat at home in the paradise of my subtropical garden. Casteldaccia is close to Bagheria, a larger town, where I can go shopping, and still enjoy the fresh air of the countryside. Palermo, the capital of Sicily, is only 20 minutes away from my reach, with its history, culture and traditions, restaurants, museums, churches, squares.

Property Type

  • villa

Theme

  • Family
  • Romantic

General

  • Air Conditioning
  • Broadband Access
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking On Street
  • Safe
  • Shampoo
  • Sofa Bed
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet

Kitchen

  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator

Dining

  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining
  • Dining Area

Entertainment

  • Audio Tape Player
  • Books
  • Books - Fiction / Non-fiction
  • DVD Player
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television

Suitability

  • Groups
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • pets considered
  • smoking allowed

Location Type

  • mountain
  • near the sea
  • rural
  • village

Attractions

  • churches
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • winery tours

Leisure Activities

  • horse riding
  • outlet shopping
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • massage therapist
  • medical services

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • cycling
  • swimming
  • tennis

Floor Area

  • 108 m²

Bathrooms

  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet, Shower Enclosure, Hand basin. Flex head bidet
  • Bathroom 2 - Toilet, Hand basin. Flex head bidet
  • Bathroom 3 - Shower Enclosure, Separate shower and basin off covered terrace
  • Custom-made ceramic sculptured tiles adorn each bathroom. A flex 'doccetta' replaces the full fixture bidet

Bedrooms

  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 7
  • Bedroom 2 - 1 Large Double Bed, Queen size bed or two single beds.
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Large Double Bed, Queen size bed or two single beds
  • Bedroom 3 - 3 Single Bed, One single bed + two single in bunk bed
  • Note: for larger groups we can add one bedroom to accommodate up to 7 guests. Each bedroom is furnished with closet, table, chairs, night tables. All mattresses are custom-made. Linen are 100% cotton, they will insure you the best comfort while you sleep. Additional quilts and pillows supplied. For larger groups, we can provide added beds, all with custom-made mattresses, very comfortable. We can provide crib and high chair.

Outside

  • Balcony
  • Deck Chairs
  • Beach Towels
  • Terrace
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • Veranda
  • Terrace
  • veranda
  • Yard
  • 12 garden chairs

Meals

  • Self-catering

Notes:

  • This Suite in Villa delle Palme has high ceilings, cable TV, stereo/ CD player, air conditioned on request. The kitchen is fully equipped with all you need for gourmet cooking and has a supply for your basic needs. It is furnished with love and care to the smallest detail and include dishwasher, fridge, four-burners stove with oven, microwave; all the utensils and basic supplies. Coal barbecue unit and exterior burners allow you to barbecue, griddle or deep fry on covered deck. In the house you will find fresh bed and shower linen as well as soaps for shower, dish, dishwasher and laundry. Clothes washer is available at no extra cost. We have provided you with a wall safe, should you wish to have extra protection for your jewels and valuables.

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