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

Bedrooms 3
Separate WC's1
Space 1,162 sq. ft.
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 4 nights
Popular Features
  • Barbecue
  • Wireless Internet
  • Washing Machine
  • Air Conditioning


About the property

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.



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.


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.


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




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


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


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


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


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.


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


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


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


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

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Member since: 2003
Speaks English
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30 November, 2017

About Maria

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

Maria purchased this villa in 1965

Why Maria chose Casteldaccia

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.

What makes this villa unique

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.


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday villa in Casteldaccia in Province of Palermo

Property Type:
  • villa (terraced)
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 1162 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 16:00
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00
  • Max. occupancy: 8 ...
  • Min. age of primary renter: 30
  • Children welcome ...
  • Parties/events not allowed ...
  • Pets considered ...
  • Smoking allowed ...
  • To complete reservation we request the following: address of contact guest; name and surname of each guest; age and sex of children (when applicable)
  • Only registered guests have the use of the house For accommodation of more than 7 guests we offer a full size very comfortable cot
  • Located on the same property, a Garden Suite with five bedrooms allows us to accommodate additional guests, if needed. See Home Away, advert #9100
Location Type:
  • mountain
  • near the sea
  • rural
  • village
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • 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
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 1 Separate WC
  • 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
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • 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.
  • Audio Tape Player
  • Books
  • Books - Fiction / Non-fiction
  • DVD Player
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Balcony
  • Deck Chairs
  • Beach Towels
  • Terrace
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • Veranda
  • Terrace
  • veranda
  • Yard
  • 12 garden chairs
  • Groups
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • 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
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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average rating of 4.818182 based on 11 reviews

Sicily. amazing history, welcoming people!

  • 5 of 5

A super place to stay, informal and understated. our hosts were present when we were there... a bonus. Sicilian folk are welcoming and generous in their acceptance. Great accommodation and very handy for a popular beach and transport. You must do Pallermo on a Vespa!

  • Review Submitted: 14-Nov-2017
  • Date of Stay: July 2017
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A fabulous holiday

  • 5 of 5

We stayed at Maria and Ricardo's Terrace Villa for two weeks in August. We have three sons ages 8,15 and 18 and there was plenty of space for all of us. The villa had everything we needed and was very clean. This is a beautiful property with lots of special artistic details. It has been lovingly renovated by the owners and was an absolute pleasure to stay in. This is not a tourist area and by going out every morning to the local shops we got to know the people despite not speaking a word of Italian! Maria and Ricardo advised us about all the best places to shop and eat. The restaurants are very reasonably priced and the food was fantastic. The beach is a short drive away and the tourist town of Cefalu is about a 25 minute drive. The train station is very close and for 2.50 you get a ticket to Palermo which is about a 30 minute journey. We have wonderful memories of our holiday especially the beautiful meal Maria and Ricardo cooked for us towards the end of our stay. The setting of this house is very special with fig, olive and fruit trees growing in the garden. My memory of this holiday will always be the smell of Jasmin as we climbed the stairs to our terrace every night. If you want a real Sicilian experience go to Casteldaccia .


  • Review Submitted: 27-Aug-2017
  • Date of Stay: August 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Lush property, beautiful views, clean and quiet

  • 5 of 5

Maria's house is absolutely stunning. We were so close to the beach and everything we could possibly need. Maria was very attentive and provided a clean and comfortable place to stay. I will definitely recommend her place to friends and family!

  • Review Submitted: 09-Feb-2017
  • Date of Stay: May 2016
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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: 30-Nov-2016
  • Date of Stay: May 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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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: 30-Nov-2016
  • Date of Stay: May 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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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: 26-Oct-2016
  • Date of Stay: June 2016
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Nearest Airport
50 Kilometres
Nearest Barpub
0.05 Kilometres
Nearest Ferry
20 Kilometres
Nearest Train
1 Kilometres
Nearest Motorway
0.5 Kilometres
Nearest Restaurant
0.05 Kilometres
Nearest Beach
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.


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday villa in Casteldaccia, Sicily

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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
November 2017-February 2018
1 Nov 2017 - 28 Feb 2018
4 night minimum stay
for 4 nights
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add £6 per night, per additional guest
March-April 2018
1 Mar 2018 - 30 Apr 2018
4 night minimum stay
for 4 nights
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add £7 per night, per additional guest
May-June 2018
1 May 2018 - 30 Jun 2018
4 night minimum stay
for 4 nights
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add £8 per night, per additional guest
July-August 2018
1 Jul 2018 - 31 Aug 2018
4 night minimum stay
for 4 nights
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add £12 per night, per additional guest
September 2018
1 Sep 2018 - 30 Sep 2018
4 night minimum stay
for 4 nights
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add £10 per night, per additional guest
October 2018
1 Oct 2018 - 31 Oct 2018
4 night minimum stay
for 4 nights
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add £9 per night, per additional guest
My Standard Rate
4 night minimum stay
for 4 nights
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add £6 per night, per additional guest

Additional pricing information

Final Cleaning £52.78
Refundable Damage Deposit £175.94
Pet Fee £17.59
Tax Rate 10.0%

The above basic prices are for the first 2 guests, double occupancy.
If you choose a single occupancy bedroom, please add €12.00/bedroom for additional cleaning.
Smoking, griddle and barbecuing is on patio only
All guests to be registered
Small pets to be approved and registered

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.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.
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